Make The Moment Last Forever
Creator's goal is to raise man to His level. What does this
mean? We perceive our lives within the will to enjoy, which was created by the
Creator. This quality is the only thing that exists outside of Him, which is
why we always feel lack of fulfillment. We always lack something and aspire to
some kind of pleasure. But the Light that comes to the will to enjoy
immediately disappears. It nullifies the desire, and the desire does not feel
because we perceive our life inside the desire for pleasure, our life is
perceived as temporary and transient, where everything disappears. Every moment
goes by and disappears, instead of remaining and becoming supplemented by every
subsequent moment. On the one hand there is the desire, and on the other hand, the
pleasure. When the two meet they are neutralized, even if the pleasure is
is why our entire life is built out of these tiny point encounters between the
desire (Kli) and the Light, which immediately disappear. And this
continues until our life comes to an end. For example, suppose you have a quota
of desire: several million small portions of the will to enjoy, which become
revealed one after the other. Opposite each one of these portions, there is
Light, which brings that portion fulfillment. Then they meet -and disappear.
Once you exhaust your quota, your life is over, and your whole existence along
if over the course of these encounters of the desire and the Light, you were
able to attain a state where the Light and the desire "catch" each other and
remain together, then you begin to feel Light that is perceived inside the
desire as eternal, endless life. That's because the previous moment stays with
you as well. You then ascend above the sensation of time. You stop the moment
and acquire eternal existence! This is the entire patent of spiritual life,
which is eternal and perfect. This is what one can attain by applying the
wisdom of Kabbalah.
The Method of Spiritual Birth
is it possible to attain eternity and perfection? It can
only be done according to the law of "equivalence of form." If the
Light and desire are opposite to each other, then the Light nullifies the
desire; but if they are equal, then they support each other. In that case, we
feel that they exist, and this sensation is called eternal life. This is
exactly what the science of Kabbalah is intended for.
order to reach this state-the ability to live eternally and to feel the true
reality, similarity to the Creator, we have to go through the process of
correction. All the corrections come down to making the will to enjoy similar
to the Light; we thereby observe the law of "equivalence of form."
constitutes all correction. Either we are opposite to the Creator, the way we
were initially created, or we gradually attain equivalence to Him. We correct
ourselves while the Light and desire don't unite. The moment they unite, we are
born into spirituality.
method of correction is called the science of Kabbalah (Kabbalah means
"reception" in Hebrew). It's a science about how to receive Light into the
desire so the Light won't disappear; we then feel the true, eternal reality.
This is, indeed, a very great wisdom that is not so simple.
don't really understand how to make this happen. But making it happen is exactly
our innermost desire, which we aren't even aware of. This is why we exist and
what we are always unconsciously searching for.
phase when we first attain contact with the Light and perceive it inside our
desire, so the Light remains inside us-meaning that we perceive eternal life
because the Light is inside us, and we don't part with it-is the spiritual
birth. It is also called the exodus from Egypt.
to it, we must remain in the Egyptian exile, the preparation for spiritual
birth and redemption. This is why we pay so much attention to studying the
phases that we have to go through in the Egyptian exile in order to be able to
come out of it as quickly as possible, with the help of various means that have
been prepared for us by Kabbalists of all the generations.