Bestowal Has A Thousand Names
are names of the qualities of Malchut; this is
the only thing we read about in books of Kabbalah. You might
object because the letters originate in the following way: nine come from ZAT
de Bina, nine come from Zeir Anpin, and just the last four
letters of the alphabet are contained in Malchut . So why do all the
words come from Malchut? It's because we receive everything as an
imprint in Malchut, no matter where it comes from.
is the will to enjoy through the action of bestowal, meaning through reception
for the sake of bestowal. The intention to bestow is what gives the desire a
specific form. We don't name the desire and the Light themselves, but their
connection, the relationship between desire and Light. Only it has a name.
a "plant" is not just a desire to enjoy, but a desire that contains the force
of the Light that forms it into a plant, which is a desire of the vegetative
type. The original Kli HaVaYaH is not yet a name, but just its basis.
Names are fulfillments that are contained inside this name, or the Lights that
can clothe inside this matter according to equivalence of form. This is why all
the names come from Malchut.
“Come And See” A New Reality
problem in spiritual advancement is that we approach Kabbalah, the revelation
of the Upper World, as if it were a scientific theory that we must attain with
our mind and actualize with our own forces. However, Kabbalah offers us
something completely atypical-the chance to acquire new qualities. And as long
as a person does not acquire them, he will not find out what Kabbalah talks
Kabbalah is the method of developing a new quality in a person, the quality of
"love for one's neighbor." It is also called "the Creator." Thus, Kabbalah is
the method of going from a total negation of Him to His full revelation. Our
initial "earthly" feelings and mind do not bear any relation to the revelation
of the Creator. The revelation of the Creator is the creation of His quality
inside a person. Kabbalah is the method to form the quality of bestowal within
us, the state of the Creator.
reality consists of two components: feelings and mind. When a person creates
the image of the Creator within himself, he acquires a new mind and a new
feeling instead of the previous ones. That is how he goes from the perception
(or sensation) of this world to the perception (or sensation) of the Upper
sensation inside a person is called the Creator, "Boreh," which means
"come and see." It is also called the soul.
challenge for a person who begins to study Kabbalah is the inability to connect
all of his development with the Light that has to change him, with the force
that has to bring him a new mind and feelings. We cling to external forms and
aspire to perceive the text that was written by Kabbalists with our earthly
feelings and mind. We try to adapt spirituality to our earthly existence.
However, in all the books of Kabbalah, not a word speaks about our world. Our
state is necessary only in order to attract the Light that Reforms through
studying in a group. Our task is to expect for the birth of new feelings and a
new mind within us, which will give us the perception of the new reality.
battle with our nature amounts to finding new instruments of perceiving the
world, and then perceiving and attaining through them.