Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
Who Stands Opposite Me
Who should I view as a person who
stands opposite me?
must a yearning for complete connection between you, as between husband and
wife. This means to place between you the attribute of bestowal and to
communicate through that, through the Creator. Don't look at each other as upon
just a husband and just a wife, or just a friend. Each one needs to look at the
other as a means of attaining the attribute of bestowal between them since this
is exactly the way we were divided into two separate parts. You need constantly
to feel that you are connected between you by way of the attribute of bestowal.
person can love everyone except that one person who he hates, in spite of his
understanding that he has to love also the one he hates, above the hatred. This
is the recognition of evil. If we succeed in doing that then we pass on to the
next level and then again feel the hatred, and again on top of that we must
build love. This is the burden of the heart from Above. It's Pharaoh that
doesn't want to release us from Egypt.
Above we are shown how to work and are given the possibilities to recognize our
nature. The person opposite us is the means of working with our ego.
from the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/18/11 (minutes 142-144)
Daily Kabbalah Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, & disqualify materialized corporeal definitions
What is "egoism" and why do we
need it in order to reach the Upper World?
wisdom of Kabbalah explains to us that our nature is the desire to receive,
which is divided into levels, i.e., " inanimate,"
"vegetative," " animate," and "speaking." The
level of "inanimate," "vegetative," and
"animate," in us cannot change, but the desire on the level of the
"speaking" in us feels mutual hate, distance from one another, pride,
envy, and all the attributes that characterize man compared to animals. This
desire can and needs to change. This uncorrected state of the desire at the
level of "speaking" is what we call "egoism."
means that "egoism" is the state of the desire to receive that is not
yet corrected on the level of the "man," i.e., the desire to exploit
others for his own benefit, to enjoy at the expense of others, to humiliate others
and thus rise above them. Therefore,
especially in correcting this situation, we arrive at the last level,
the level of the "man." First we go through some kind of stage of the
recognition of evil, and then afterwards hatred changes to cooperation, to
connection, and finally to love.
this way when we advance in our world in the desires of "animate,"
"vegetative," and "animate," which don't change, we begin
to feel in parallel the attribute of bestowal on the level of the
"man" in us, the unity between us. We begin the see all that
surrounds us as something that is found in us and thus we actually begin to
feel the "Upper World."
from the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/18/11 (minutes 43-47)