Using the Holiday as a Trampoline
Question: What should the world Kli focus on now in order
to feel that we are in Egypt and to really desire to come out of it?
Laitman's Answer: We have to remain in an ascent instead of a descent. Each of us and all of us
together should never descend or stray from the established order because this
will definitely cast us down.
must very quickly turn to the week of Passover and prepare ourselves,
understanding what the exodus from Egypt means. We must prepare for this
inspiration and this surge with all our might. The more powerful our aspiration
will be, the more we will be influenced by the Lights of Passover.
have to actualize this right now. First of all, we must be united. It's not one
person that comes out of Egypt, but everyone without exception: women, men,
children, and the elderly. This is the unification toward the common exodus.
This is what we have to think about, constantly keeping the intention.
is less than a week left until the holiday. A "holiday" is an external sign,
but by using these seven days we will be able to unite, to create such a
connection and form such intentions at the lessons that we will "get a lift"
people are experiencing a descent and others an ascent. Others yet are
feverishly undergoing changes. But we need all of these states. A person must
value a descent just as an ascent because you can't have one without the other.
From the 4th part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 04/12/11, Writings of Rabash
A Sign of Spiritual Progress
Question: What signs can help us tell whether a person is
advancing in the study of The Book of Zohar?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Which books you study is irrelevant in this
regard because besides studying The Book of Zohar we also study Talmud
Eser Sefirot as well as articles and letters by Baal HaSulam and Rabash
which explain how to advance toward unity among us and toward mutual study.
They help us to get organized correctly. After we organize among ourselves into
a study group, we begin studying actual Kabbalah.
The purpose of the
study group in Kabbalah is not to study the material, but to aspire through
reading it to realize the "Segula," meaning to evoke the influence of
the Light upon us from a higher level. If during the study we desire for the
Light to become revealed inside our unity, then by this effort we build the higher
level and then our effort brings about the emergence of that level.
However, if we
study trying only to understand the material, then we do not study the
Torah. That's because the Torah refers precisely to our effort and the
appearance of a new level in it.
in studying the primary sources (The Zohar, the books of the Ari, and Talmud
Eser Sefirot) is determined by the force of your aspiration to reveal the
next level inside of you, instead of the desire just to know the material.
There is no
advancement in understanding or accumulating knowledge because prior to the sensation
of the upper world, all our notions of it are incorrect.
From the 2nd part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 04/12/11, The Zohar