620 Bridges from Me to You
The entire freedom of choice that
each of us has, with each of us being a piece of the multi-dimensional "Lego"
of creation, lies in revealing our total connection with everyone else to the
extent we can tolerate it. Each person connects with all the others with his upper part (Galgalta
Eynaim) and his lower part (AHP), and only a point remains of
himself in which he wishes to realize his loyalty to those who are above or
We have to go through this
realization of our state gradually, by degrees of the desire that awakens in us
until experiencing its entire depth (Aviut) in all of its forms. Thus,
we continuously reveal the opportunity of a new, more multi-faceted connection
with the upper ones and the lower ones.
The empty space that continuously
becomes revealed to us in the connection with the upper or the lower ones is
the desire that we have to correct. The desire always consists of 620 parts,
and therefore, their correction is called "carrying out 620 commandments" with
the help of the Light that reforms, which is called Torah.
That is why it is written that
every day a person must carry out "620 commandments" by virtue of studying the
"Torah." That means he studies how to use these 620 desires for the sake of bestowal
in order to unite entirely with all the parts of creation that are higher or
lower in relation to him.
That is how we attain our state:
We are in it from the beginning, but we reveal it for ourselves gradually. We
receive the force to do this from the environment, meaning from those "Lego
pieces" with which we are connected -from the upper parts of our soul, whose AHPs
connect with our Galgalta Eynaims, or from the lower parts, with whose Galgalta
Eynaims we connect through our AHP.
The Creator always gives us the
opportunity to find the forces to advance in this "multi-dimensional" unity. It
is always possible to find an empty space in which the Torah will be revealed,
the Light and 620 desires that we can correct, and through them, connect with
one another. That is how this entire system is arranged.
From the 1st part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 03/16/11, Writings of Rabash
A Person Riding a Donkey
Question: I understand what you say in my
mind, but in my heart I feel that I am completely not ready to cancel myself in
order to unite with others. How can I desire this?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: We will never desire to advance
to higher spiritual states. And it's good that we realize this ourselves! A
person understands that he does not desire true spirituality on any condition,
as opposed to some kind of fairy-tale world he invented where he will fly with
angels and do anything he wants, where he will receive total power and see all
the worlds from one end to the other.
If we begin to understand the
meaning of real spiritual reality, which is above any egoistic benefit we can
only imagine, then obviously we do not want it. We have to understand that all
the changes in us are made only by the upper Light that reforms. It has to
elevate us and give us new qualities. Only by way of realizing these qualities,
by understanding, feeling, and controlling them, will we be able to look at the
world through them. That is how I will gradually become a new person.
I will begin to feel that above
the animate body with which I identify myself today, a certain equivalence with
the Upper One becomes built inside me -a new form or Kli called "the human"
in me, meaning "one who is similar to the Creator." ("Adam," "man,"
comes from the word "Domeh," "similar"). This person will be riding on
top of my "donkey" ("donkey," "Hamor," comes from the word "Homer,"
"matter"), on top of my previous desires. Thus, a person who has straddled a
donkey understands and feels the Creator. But the donkey doesn't!
This formation of the human in us
takes place by virtue of the Light that reforms. It's not that we desire this
on our own, of course not! Our donkey (meaning we today) does not want the
human to come! After all, the human will begin to rule over the donkey.
Meanwhile, the donkey wants to
receive what it wants. That is why, naturally, today we do not desire the true
spiritual state. The more we advance, the more we gradually begin to understand
that the spiritual world is completely not what we expected and we no longer
advancement is possible only by virtue of the influence of the group, which
will imbue us with the importance of spiritual attainment. Only to this degree
will we be able to advance, but we will not find the forces to do this in
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah
Lesson 03/16/11, Writings of Rabash