Traveling From The State Of The Lilliputians To The State Of “Gulliver”
Question: What is
Laitman's Answer: Yesterday during the Lesson for Children I gave the following example: Every
person possesses a very small egoistic force. We can't reach the spiritual
world with it because spirituality entails total bestowal. The spiritual world
exists one degree above our world, which means that we have to be stronger by
one degree than we currently are.
How can we
transform a small, egoistic force into a big, bestowing one? By uniting! We have
to unite in the form of a mutual guarantee, that is, to unite overriding all
the borders. How?
there are 50 people, of varying stature. If everybody incorporates himself or
herself into the smallest one, he becomes a giant, his height reaching 60 feet
and weight 2,000 pounds. And what will happen if everyone joins the biggest
one, who is taller than everybody else? The result will be the same: There will
a 60 foot, 2,000 pound giant. In other words, there are no small or big ones in
mutual interconnection; rather, everyone becomes equal.
case, when will they enter the spiritual world? If they are incorporated
into each other, they will do it together. This is called "mutual
This is how
we should relate to our common spiritual vessel (the soul, Kli). There
is no difference between the souls that comprise it, neither in their "height"
nor in their "weight." If new students connect to us, they become worthy of
receiving everything that we achieve. Such is the special, miraculous force
that mutual guarantee contains.
-from the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 6/07/10
Kabbalah: The Innermost Science
Kabbalists wished to tell us about the Upper World, then why do they describe
it using the words of our world, and thereby confuse us?
Laitman's Answer: Kabbalists communicate with us in the "language of branches." The
science of Kabbalah is written for those who have a point in the heart, meaning
for people who yearn to reveal spirituality, the Upper World. They
don't know what it is, but they nevertheless aspire toward it.
You can take
a Kabbalistic book and read it as though you are reading about something
existing in this world. Yet in doing so, try to constantly imagine that what
you are reading exists in the Upper World in the form of forces and properties,
reception and bestowal, and nothing else. This is why Baal HaSulam defines each
word of our world by providing its meaning in the Upper World.
If I aspire
to see this picture, then where is it? It's not somewhere in the heavens; it's
within me. That is, a Kabbalistic book talks about my inner forces, about the
world within me. In general, the book talks only about me; everything exists
within me: people and animals, the sun, the moon, and the spiritual Partzufim.
when I imagine all of this within myself, I also have to wish for the Light to
come and correct this picture within me, to let me see and feel these forces of
love and bestowal. I desire to reveal not only this bestowal, but also the
force that governs it all: the Creator.
it, I have to imagine that the people surrounding me in this world also exist
within me. There is nothing else; everything is merely my inner forces. Start
imagining that you now connect with all of these people, that is, with all of
these forces within you. When you begin to constantly work with the book in
this way, it will direct you toward bestowal. This way you will awaken the real
picture and draw it closer to yourself. This is called "attracting the Light
Kabbalistic book not only helps us reveal what exists within each of us, it
also teaches us how to sharpen our vision so as to reveal all the worlds, the
entire universe, and all of reality within ourselves. There is nothing outside.
That's why Kabbalah is called an inner science.
-from the 3rd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 6/07/10