Daily Kabbalah Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, & disqualify materialized corporeal definitions
is the familiar "donkey driver" from the book of The Zohar?
a person wants to walk on the path of spirituality and he understands that
bestowal is more important than reception, then in spite of that he still
doesn't have the nature of the attribute of bestowal. Therefore he is in need of a foreign force
that can assist him. This is called the "donkey driver."
is what The Zohar tells us: A man has a donkey (the ego) and on his back
there is a load (the heaviness of the work of bestowal). The man wants to
advance on the path; his donkey doesn't want to walk, and the load is heavy. So
then in order to advance, the man needs help from a foreign force. This force
which is called the donkey driver is actually the Creator and if the man puts
Him in the front and walks behind him, then He leads him on his way.
from the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/10/11, The Zohar (minutes 26-31)
Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
The System Is a Simple One
always should be in a state of ascension, in the direction of the new level.
I determined that this level is the most important, i.e., bestowal, connection,
love, unity, good and does good, and that I am in connection, now I must
immediately try to locate the importance of the ego, but this is if I relate to
it correctly. I must locate the new ego, the new desire to receive, which must
be revealed in the next level. It is within me, the Reshimot (reminiscences) are there. I only need to now work with them.
system is a simple one. One always needs to rise, i.e., that here is reception
and there is bestowal above the reception. Above reception is called "faith
above reason." And what will be in the next level, what you attained as
faith, it transforms itself to be ego, reason. And then comes the next stage
and spoils it, and again you need to start to rise.
then it seems to you that everything is spoiled, that what you attained has
gone. No, this is now the new level; you are now in a new ego, a new reception,
which you need to ascend above.
from the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/10/11, Writings of Rabash (minutes 34-39)