In the Environment of Loving Souls
Question: What does it mean to enter the
enter the environment means that I feel or imagine myself as being inside the
system where all souls are connected together. I advance together with them and depend on them. They
are higher than me and through them I can receive the Light that corrects and fulfills me.
From the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/23/11, The Zohar
Getting Away from Despair
Question: Is joy
a criterion of advancement?
Answer: When I merge with the Creator and place myself under
His influence, I feel that I make Him happy.
Question cont'd: But
don't we come from despair? Should I be happy myself or just know that He is
Answer: Sometimes a person feels despair,
but this does not bring about progress. I cannot come closer to the Creator in
this state. It's best to do everything possible to avoid immersing in despair.
It is written, "A fool sits with his hands folded and eats himself up."
It is Klipa to
think that we advance out of despair.
When I grievingly revel in my evil
hoping to advance, the Klipa obstructs the truth from me. I do not see
the Light, the Creator, the world full of corrections, joy, and fulfillment. I
am in the evil like a worm in a radish and there is no way for me to move
forward from here.
We never advance out of evil.
Imagine a child immersed in evil. How will he grow? He will be barely able to,
or won't grow at all.
We grow only out of joy,
fulfillment, and good influence. Therefore, we have to put all our energy to
coming out of despair and running forward, away from it. An extra moment spent
in despair is already bad. You're better off going to take a nap; anything but
to get used to being in despair.
Question cont'd: What does it mean to greet the
Creator first and then to greet people?
means that first of all you have to make contact in your thoughts with the goal
of your life, the reason you were created, and why are you doing, thinking, and
deciding this? And of course, it's in order to reveal the Creator inside of
you. This means that you have greeted Him. After that you already turn the
person inside of you and greet him in order to bring him to the Creator's
From the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/23/11, Writings of Rabash