Recognizing The Greatness Of The Opportunity
us remind each other of and be inspired by the greatness of the spiritual goal
and the environment that aspires to it; let us appreciate the unique
opportunity for free choice that we have been given. How
many people in the world can act freely? If everyone blindly follows the
commands of their nature, then no one truly "acts." If I'm completely governed
from Above, then "I" don't exist, as it is said, "I came and there is no one."
are billions of people in the world, but they don't exist, as it were, since not
one of them acts freely. Without a person with free will, there are no worlds;
there is only the World of Infinity. With regards to the Creator, nothing else
exists. Only a person who carries out a free action exists. Imagine this
picture of the world: total emptiness; only a few desires that rose and became
capable of performing free actions protrudes there.
too, have been given an opportunity to acquire freedom and become Human. May we
recognize the greatness of this unique opportunity.
-from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson
A Prayer That Will Be Heard
Upper One is in a constant state of perfection; it needs nothing but bestowal. It is
not something that senses or changes its mood. Rather, it is a system, an
unchanging law that has been set in place. To the extent that you align
yourself with this law, it influences you positively.
if you do not align yourself with this system, if you are not similar to it, it
acts upon you negatively. Our initial and ultimate states in creation are
predetermined, and they must be completely realized regardless of whether you agree
with or resist it, understand it or not.
lower one (you) has only one good opportunity: to participate in this
process consciously and "raise" the desire for it to the Upper One.
This desire is what we need to reach; we need nothing but the desire! We also
need to know how to raise this desire to the Upper One. The Upper One is in a
state of perfection; it is always ready to give to the lower one everything
lower one is a collection of all the souls, while the Upper One is One Light, One
Thought of Creation, and One Force. If the lower one wishes to resemble the
Upper One-meaning, it is willing to unite and become as one, it is able to
raise its desire to the Upper One. The Upper One hears no other requests except
this one. This is called a prayer, MAN, a desire to become a single
-from the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson