Daily Kabbalah Lesson


The Daily Page - 26-05-10

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

Light Instead Of Suffering


In the past, people who wanted to attain spirituality had to torment and restrict their body so as to annihilate their egoistic desire and acquire a new, bestowing nature. This was customary at the time of our forefathers and the sages of the Mishnah. The Talmud era followed, and the sages of that era, the Kabbalists of the time, changed the condition for transforming our egoistic nature into the bestowing, spiritual one, by the means of their own spiritual work.

Each period introduced its own corrected part into the common system of the soul. As a result, the system became partially corrected, making it possible for the souls not yet corrected to receive help from the corrected part. Thus, we no longer need to torture and limit our body. In fact, we are not even capable of doing so, because of our huge egoism. The sages of the Talmud made our path easier, and the part of the desire which we would have had to correct by torturing the body can now be corrected by the Light that Reforms.

The forefathers and the sages of the Mishnah corrected themselves by performing two actions: tormenting the body and attracting the Light of the Torah. In contrast, the sages of the Talmud corrected the system so that instead of suffering, we can correct ourselves with the Light of the Torah. This is of crucial importance to our times, because who has the strength to renounce the achievements of modern civilization?

The Kabbalists of the Talmud corrected themselves, and their connection into the common system, making a large corrected part. I am born uncorrected and a sinner, but I exist in a system that contains many corrected parts which sustain it. And if I want to correct myself, there is someone I can ask help from and connect to. The ball is now in my court.


 -from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/26/10


Magical Binoculars


Question: How do you manage to understand what is written in The Book of Zohar? Could you share your secret?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: I see rather than understand. I simply see. Let's suppose that you and I are standing together, and I have binoculars while you do not, and maybe even your eyesight isn't so great. You ask me, "What's here? What's there?" I see through my eyesight, and if it's not enough, I look into the binoculars, the telescope, or the microscope.

In other words, I have a means of seeing and I tell you about what I see. Meanwhile, you do not see it. It is something completely new for you, something strange which may or may not exist. It is all unclear, confusing, and unfamiliar to you.

Therefore, you need to acquire these devices: "binoculars," "telescopes," and "microscopes." And in order to acquire them, you need the Upper Light. These devices are the screen, which helps you see a new, Upper world. We merely need to rouse the Upper Light on us, and the most effective means for this is mutual study in a group using Kabbalistic sources.


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