The Joy of the Long Awaited Encounter
of The Zohar can be compared to a long awaited meeting with a person you
love, someone you wished to be closer to. When the two of you finally meet, it doesn't
matter to you what exactly he is saying. The most important thing is that while
being next to him and hearing his voice, you feel your closeness. The actual
words are not important. Let him talk. You don't even listen to them that
closely. Through the words, you want to feel how you come closer to him and
feel him more.
And it's the
same with The Book of Zohar. All the different words and stories that
are written in it seem to confuse us, but then, we understand why this is
written there: It is because all of it are names of our connections. But I
don't care about what is written in the book exactly, what it is talking about.
What matters is that I am close to it at this time. Because I rejoice at being
connected with it, I don't really pay attention to its words. The most
important thing is that we are close.
From the 2nd part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 07/27/11, The Zohar
The Question that Weighs Down the Masses
correction begins when we unite into a group and reveal the force of bestowal
group corrects the whole world, which is already ready to unite with it, to
join its message. That is how we move towards the end of correction, to our
By virtue of
what do we begin to feel, understand, and realize that correction is necessary?
Based on what do we make this conclusion? According to which science, which
is already illustrating this necessity. It is clearly demonstrating that we are
in the integral world, all of whose parts are interconnected. However, we are
connected by hatred and an awful state of affairs. These relationships are the
crisis that is unraveling between people, with repulsion and egoism reigning
among them. All of our connections are enveloped by this crisis and therefore
our life is becoming more and more difficult. We suffer more and more due to
the lack of purpose.
From here we
can see that we are nearing a certain realization, and apparently, we have to
take some measures. After that we will gradually discover that we are powerless
in the face of the world. We cannot correct anything in the external society.
quarreled with nature to the maximum, destroying it to such an extent that
there is a deadly threat hovering above us. In the end, all that remains is for
us to correct ourselves. If we become corrected for the sake of unification,
then apparently, our life will become better and safer. Thus, science and
bitter experience create a foundation for us, allowing us to realize first hand
that it's worthwhile for us to correct ourselves.
extent the outside world already agrees with the presence of the global crisis
and the need to achieve true unification among us. Suppose people see that we
are obligated, compelled to unite. But how?
mark arises before them, which is very significant. After all, if the masses
become imbued by it, if they see that there is nothing else to do, they will
scream for help, for salvation. It is written, "The sons of Israel cried out
from the work." And even though the masses are not "the sons of Israel,"
don't aspire straight to the Creator, they are nevertheless ready for it. That
is how a nation comes out of Egypt. Who can see and understand the general
picture, besides several leaders?
very eyes, humanity is gradually tumbling down toward this state. There are
enough facts proving this, and they can strengthen us on the path.
From the 5th part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 07/27/11, "The Peace"