The Light of Our Life
Question: If The Zohar talks only about
the types of connection between the souls, then what is the Light that we
Dr. Laitman's Answer: The Light is the sensation of
connection between us. Nothing else becomes revealed.
If there are no changes in the
connection between us, the parts of the common soul, then there is no Light, no
sensation of life. Everything is dead. On the other hand, if the parts of the Kli feel unceasing changes in the connections between them, this means that there
is life flowing through the Kli; there is Light in the soul. Since
different interinclusions and unifications take place between the parts, these
changes provide the sensation of life or Light inside the Kli.
If they stop for a moment, everything
will be silent and dead, but if everything changes, it creates a sensation of
Light, the sensation of life inside the body of the soul. Therefore, it's wrong
to think that the Light is external and foreign, or that it comes to the Kli from outside. Nevertheless, we do depict it this way on charts in order to
schematically explain the phenomena happening inside the Kli: reception and bestowal, the inner and the outer. We are talking about the Light
in relation to the Kli.
Therefore, to feel life means to
continuously reveal new facets of our unity and constant changes in the
connections between different parts of our common Kli (desire, vessel,
From the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 10/28/10, The Zohar
Unity In Everything
The principle of loving your neighbor
as yourself summarizes and includes all the principles. We carry out the principle of fear and
the principle of love through unity by annulling ourselves before the group,
and through mutual guarantee by receiving the Light that Reforms. The Light
brings us the state of fear and then love.
All of it together is called "carrying
out the 613 commandments." This is talking about the correction of desires.
Every desire neutralizes its egoism and acquires a screen, the intention of bestowal.
I don't see the steps of the ladder
ahead of time. I build them myself through self-renunciation, which enables me
to hold on to the group more and more strongly. That is how a single Kli forms inside me, aimed at the single Creator. This requires the principle
called "single corresponds to single."
All of our efforts and corrections are
aimed at building this unity. A person discerns it by aspiring toward it and
suppressing everything else. Who does he unite with? With the group, which he
evaluates using just one criterion: the goal. He joins just this point of the
goal which is present in the group, and not anything else inside those around
him. He bows down before unity, focusing on it.
Then he is single and he unites with
the single group, discarding everything else in his desire in order to reveal
the single Creator who is "Good and Does Good": the quality of
bestowal. Thus, through love for others, a person acquires love for the
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah
Lesson 10/28/10, "According to What is
Explained Concerning Love Thy Friend as Thyself"