What Is Salvation for Me?
It is written that
a person who opens up a Kabbalistic book desires to save his life, his soul. He asks the
question about the meaning of life and looks for this meaning, wishing to be
saved from the emptiness that is worse than death itself. We see that all of
humanity is gradually coming closer to this state.
When a person cries
out for correction from the bottom of his heart, then what is correction for
him? This is the entire problem: Does he correctly imagine the salvation for
which he asks? Is the meaning of it for him to ascend above egoism, to unite
with others and with all of reality into one whole? Does he understand that he
can no longer use the receiving desires, Kelim? Does he ask himself:
What is the point of living by reception, by absorbing inside?
If a person really
wants something more, it is possible only in the bestowing desires, in the Kelim that are aimed toward the outside. Then his cry for help means, "Save me
from the desire that pulls everything to itself and gives nothing!"
If a person's heart
is already aimed to the outside, if he desires to come out of himself, to establish
his connection with everyone and there to find the sensation of life, then his
intention is correct and then the Light that comes to him returns him to the
From the 1st part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 12/15/10, The Zohar
If You’re a Hero…
Question: Lately I
feel very tired and fall asleep at the lesson. Does this mean that my desire
for the goal is not strong enough?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: First of all we must accept
every state as coming from Above, from the Creator because "There is none else
besides Him." If I relate to every state as being constructive and coming from
the Creator, and therefore advancing me toward the goal, then it is already a
useful state that really does build me. In this regard everything depends not
on the state itself, but on my attitude to it: Who is it from?
It doesn't matter what state I am
in-good, bad, intermediate, or one that lacks any motion, even if I remain in
it for several months. If I always relate to it as the right state for making
discernments, corrections, and advancement, then I do not worry about what is
I always raise MAN, remain
in the intention, and in response, from Above I receive MAD, the state
that comes to me. The intention comes from me, while the state comes from the
Therefore, we must look at
everything that comes to us from the Upper One as a blessing. Whatever came to
us is what came because it undoubtedly comes from the "One who is Good and
Does Good," and "There is none else besides Him." I have to
treat every state as being necessary on the path.
If I constantly change and delve
deeper into the study, the group, and the intention, then I am not worried by
what I receive from Him. On the contrary, it's possible that each time I will receive
a harsh treatment (Gevurot) from Him, but I understand that precisely
this treatment is what advances me. After all, that is how a serious person is
treated, one who is expected to make progress, in contrast to a baby who is
treated tenderly and nothing is expected of him. Thus, everything depends on
whether or not you're a hero....
From the 1st part
of the Daily Kabbalah
Lesson 12/15/10, The Zohar