The General Reason for All the Suffering
Question: Is it correct to build an
intention while studying The Book of Zohar and to think about those who
have been hurt by the fires in the north of Israel and those who are fighting
Dr. Laitman's Answer: This is not a matter of the
obvious and latent problems people are facing. By bringing the Light closer to Malchut
de Atzilut, we enable Malchut to shine in her nine lower Sefirot,
meaning in all of reality that lies beneath her, including our world.
We raise MAN, a plea for
correction, to Malchut, which is then transferred higher, all the way
until Arich Anpin, the source of abundance. By virtue of this, the
abundance starts descending to Malchut and she provides this Light to
the lower ones: the Worlds of BYA, our world, all the souls, and the
still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.
Of course, we thereby bring life
to all the creatures below. This includes the inhabitants of the north of
Israel, who are the same as all the people and all the creatures that continue
We understand that they are
suffering due to a lack of connection with the Upper Force. When we add the
right intention to their suffering, we raise their desire upwards together with
our intention. Then we receive additional abundance in response, which becomes
transferred to the whole world.
From the 1st part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 12/05/10, The Zohar
Inner and Outer Israel
There is Israel in the inner
sense (Isra-El, Yashar Kel, straight to the Creator), which is a
person with a point in the heart or one who aspires to spirituality. Besides,
there is an external meaning to the nation of Israel. However, they also aren't just
people, but souls who were chosen in Ancient Babylon by the force called
Abraham (the force of Hesed, bestowal) out of the general breakage
called "the Babylonian confusion."
Back then this confusion took
place on the first degree of desire and it was from there (from Babylon) that
Abraham chose these desires, which desired to correct themselves. Later they attained
the level of Mochin de Haya-the First Temple, meaning that they already
ascended to the level of AB and SAG, and then broke.
Now these Kelim are
included in the general desire and it's clear that compared to others, they
contain a preliminary preparation, which helps them begin to ascend. These Kelim are called Israel in our world.
That is why there is a difference
between a person who was born a Jew and one who was not born a Jew but who
belongs to Israel by virtue of his point in the heart. A person who was born
part of Israel probably has an inclination to ascend inherent from the previous
However, if a person does not
belong to the nation of Israel by birth, it is unknown who he is because we do
not know where the ten lost tribes of Israel are located, as they were
dispersed after the breaking of the First Temple. They did not take part in
building the Second Temple and therefore did not reach "unfounded hatred,"
which was the reason for its destruction. They only went through the first breakage,
not being able to "receive for the sake of bestowal." However, it's as if they
kept the degree of "bestowal for the sake of bestowal" in an unbroken state!
That is to say, now as we ascend
from below upwards and attain the level of "bestowal for the sake of bestowal"
in the general mass, we will reveal the ten lost tribes! We will attain equivalence
of form with them and then they will be found.
From the 4th part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 12/05/10, Introduction to the
Book of Zohar