Daily Kabbalah Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, & disqualify materialized corporeal definitions
Act, Intention, Exile and Redemption
What is "exile" and "redemption" and how are they connected to our acts and intentions?
Intention changes the world and not the acts that we perform in corporeality through our ego. Even if a person does good things but he does them without equipping himself first with the correct intention, in order to correct the heart, then his acts don't cause any good in the world. We can perform acts without intention only if they are necessary for life, and if they pass to essential acts then it distances us from spirituality and causes only corruption in the world.
This state, in general, where we perform acts without intention is called "exile" and the state when we return to acts with intention is called "redemption" since then, in each and every act, we discover the Creator.
- from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/24/10 (minutes 34-38)