exists an empty realm in nature, which is there for us to have freedom of will. It's
there for man to take care of himself and complete his own development.
means that we must hurry to build a machine that functions as an incubator in
order to make up for what nature does not wish to complete. Suppose nature
developed an embryo for just six months, and then left it without any support
for the last three months. We would have to place the embryo inside an
incubator that makes up for the missed development, supplementing it until the
full nine months.
is what happens with the development of our soul. Imagine what kind of state we
are in: At first we exist inside the living body of mother nature which raises
us and cares for us, bringing us to a certain state. Suddenly, it abandons us
and tells us, "From now on, make do on your own as best you can!"
has brought you to the "human" level, but this is a degree you have to build
yourself. Yet, there is nothing in our world that can give us an explanation of
what is the "human" or "speaking" level.
human is one who stands opposite the Creator, and the only science that
explains who the Creator is, as well as His actions, desires, intentions, and
goals, is the science of Kabbalah. That is why it is so necessary for us.
question I received: Why does a liver in spirituality
correspond to the state of an embryo when there are more important organs, such
as the brain and the heart?
Answer: An embryo represents the smallest desires, which are
just beginning to develop. They are also called "liver." When these desires
develop further and become bigger, they are called "the heart." When they
develop even more, they are called "the brain."
is always the same ten Sefirot, which become revealed in a more
developed, deeper, richer, and more complex form, following the sequence: liver
to heart and then heart to brain. Their material branches in our world also
possess the same qualities. For example, you might sever a liver, but even if a
part of it remains, the liver will always be restored and grow. Doctors say
that it is similar to a snake: You can cut off its tail and it will grow back.
That's because a liver corresponds to the first level, called "inanimate" or Nefesh.
can't do the same thing with the heart because it already corresponds to a
completely different level -Ruach. This organ is already independent;
while a liver, on the other hand, nullifies itself and carries out its work
mechanically. In contrast, the heart works autonomously, participating on its
own, and therefore it belongs to the level of Ruach.
brain is even more advanced and belongs to the degree of Neshama (soul); it is connected to spirituality. The brain does not act by simply
submitting to its nature, like the liver or the heart. Rather, it is connected
to the Upper Level. In other words, it receives instructions and nourishment
from spirituality, working as a receptor for spiritual information.
is also evident from looking at the activity of the organs. The liver cleanses
the blood, and blood belongs to the inanimate level. That is the liver's
function: to cleanse the body of waste, or to function as a "janitor."
heart already provides the whole body with the force of life and movement. That
is why it's called Ruach-the spirit of life. However, this is still
not life itself, but only its spirit. Life itself comes from the soul -Neshama.