Don’t Remain In The Same Frame For Too Long
Zohar, Chapter "VaYaera (And The
Lord Appeared)," Item 258: The Din (judgement) that the Creator executed in the flood and the Din in
Sodom were both Dinim of
hell, since the wicked in hell are sentenced by water and by fire.
259: Sodom was sentenced by the judgment of hell, as it is written, "And the
Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven."
One was sentenced with water; one was sentenced with fire. And both are
sentences of hell. And the wicked in hell are sentenced by these two
discernments, for there is hell of snow, which is water, and there is hell of
have to understand that we make all the discernments within us, while reality
itself does not change. I am in the World of Infinity even now, and nothing can
ever change in the existing reality. The only thing that changes is my own
perception, sensation, awareness, understanding, and assessment. These changes
are what I feel.
is written, "Every person judges to the degree of his own shortcoming." In
other words, I depict a picture within me according to my assessment of the
World of Infinity. This is why heaven and hell, good and evil, and judgment by
fire and water are different levels of my attitude to a static, unchanging
picture. It is written, "I did not change My HaVaYaH."
depict our own reality inside ourselves with our attitude to a constant state.
Everything depends on our qualities, perception, and assessment of the World of
Infinity, the Creator, the Light, and absolute bestowal.
hell, and different kinds of judgment are all states that I reveal inside
myself. Nothing changes on the outside. Everything is determined by the change
that takes place in my consciousness or my vision. In other words, everything
depends on me and my inner values, qualities, and foundations.
follows that everything depends on education and a society that will help me to
change my foundations. That is how I can develop a more accurate attitude to
the unchanging reality. The faster I will be able to change my inner qualities,
the faster I will go from one "frame" to the next.
From Illusion to Perception of Reality
question I received: What
should one's intention be while reading The Book of Zohar: to reveal
the Light between the friends, to reveal the text within oneself, or both of
these together? And which is more important?
Answer: I don't consider the two separate. We talk about how
the whole world is inside a person, and the entire reality that I perceive
exists within me. Even though I currently exist inside an illusion, thinking
that I see friends in front of me, the surrounding world, enemies, houses,
stars, and everything else, the fact is that all of this is my own desire.
That's how I perceive it.
desire contains spheres. Some of them are my inner spheres, called root (Shoresh),
soul (Neshama), and body (Guf). Then there is a more external
sphere, called garments (Levush), as well as a more external one,
called castles (Eichal).
is why I perceive myself inside the inner spheres (root, soul, and body); and in the external
spheres (garments and castles), I perceive the world, which seems
to be outside of me. This is so because during the Second Restriction (Tzimtzum
Bet), the two external spheres separated from me and became surrounding in
relation to me. That's why they surround me. However, in reality they are mine.
They exist inside of me and I only perceive them as external.
my inner desires are Keter, Hochma, and Bina (or
root, soul, and body), inside them I perceive the Inner Light (NaRaN).
In the desires surrounding me (garments and castles) there is a weak
surrounding glow, and that's why I don't consider them very important. I depend
on them to some extent; for example, the stars and the sun shine for me and the
world surrounds me; but, the most important thing is me.
don't even suspect that my most important desires are precisely the ones
outside of me. And they are all mine. It's just that I exist inside an illusion
where they seem foreign to me.
where is the group, the teacher, the Creator, The Book of Zohar, the
entire world, my spouse, and my children? They are all inside my desires. Who
did I marry: my desire. Who did I yell at today? Who did I laugh at? It was all
my own desires. All of it is me.
might say, "So you're saying that I am inside of you, but I say that you are
inside of me. Who's right?" The answer is that both are correct.
long as we don't ascend above this world into spirituality, we won't be able to
free ourselves from this illusion. However, if I view the whole world as my
desire, then it's much easier for me to go from this illusory perception of
reality to the true sensation of reality.