A Detector for Revealing the Creator
The Book of Zohar talks about
between us because there is nothing else to talk about in all of reality. Reality is
one. We are inside of the Light, the Creator, the Maker, and we have
to reveal our true state.
extent that we make attempts to reveal it, we are given the sensation of
which we can disperse, cast off, with the help of mutual efforts in the
connection between us. With these mutual efforts, we help the Light to become
exactly what we have to do. There is nothing besides our efforts, desire,
concern, request, and aspiration to the state of revelation. So what's the
problem? The problem is that desiring this revelation means desiring the state
that's opposite to us. We find ourselves between two aspirations: the natural
pull toward ourselves, and the artificial aspiration outwards, outside of us.
through different efforts, by any means possible, I have to be inspired by the
environment and attain a state where the aspiration outwards will become more
important to me than the natural pull toward myself.
If I am able
to acquire this importance with the help of the efforts and the request for the
Light, for it to become revealed and help me, that means I am able to reveal
the connection between us. And to the degree I reveal this connection, I reveal
the Light, the Creator. That's because the Light becomes revealed inside of our
connection, but I cannot reveal it-I lack the detector.
From the 2nd part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 08/01/11, The Zohar
Ruled by Idols
HaSulam, "The Peace": People divided and separated each of the
general actions for itself, meaning strength, wealth, domination, beauty,
famine, death, disorder, and so on. They appointed each its own supervisor, and
expanded the system as they wished.
I want to
attain all kinds of things in life. To accomplish that, I weigh every quality
that is good for me and look for nature's support when trying to obtain it. I
ascribe a specific force to nature that will help me. For example, I lack
valor, so that means I need the god of war. In order to have a lot of money, I
need a god responsible for wealth. That is how I "find" auxiliary forces in
nature for myself.
If I don't
succeed in something, then apparently there are bad deities in nature that
should be indulged and cajoled so they would respond the same way. The egoistic
desire constantly grows and brings me more and more disappointments, while in
response a person develops this type of "mythological" attitude to nature, ascribing independence to
its different forces and calling them deities.
already gone through this stage to some extent by means of religions; however,
it is still immersed in superstitions. People believe in all sorts of forces,
signs of fortune and misfortune. How does buying a red string differ from
making a sacrifice to some god by a "sacred" tree? This is the same thing, the
where humanity is in our "progressive" epoch. People began this practice
thousands of years ago and they have not changed to this day. In the same way
as before, they still believe in the help of special objects that are sold to
them and in the effect of monetary contributions that will apparently go
directly into the account of a certain god so he would pay back with miraculous
help. All of the faiths and religions are built upon these schemes.
man's inner correction, which will lead him to the level of connection with the
upper force of nature, everything else is essentially "idol worship," in the
terminology of the science of
Kabbalah. After all, I don't want to change myself, but some external
force, so it would become more gracious toward me.
That is how
we have successively gone from materialism to faiths, which ascribe a thought,
will, and plan to nature. And I seem to be able to change all of this by means
of certain external actions. It turns out that a simple ceremony allows me to
"modify" the goal and the program of creation.
So what is
this god that can be changed? What kind of "almighty" is he if his kind
attitude could be bought with "cash"? That is how low humanity's current level
Only if a
person obtains forces and uses an entire complex of means to change himself, rising to the level
of God, the Almighty, the upper force, then this method is practical,
authentic, and correct. Only it is truly realistic. There are simply no other paths
From the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 08/01/11, "What Is My Soul Shall Weep in Secret in the