Daily LessonJun 24, 2022(Morning)

Part 3 Baal HaSulam. Study of the Ten Sefirot. Vol. 1. Part 3. Chapter 5, item 4

Baal HaSulam. Study of the Ten Sefirot. Vol. 1. Part 3. Chapter 5, item 4

Jun 24, 2022
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Morning Lesson June 24, 2022, Transcription 

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Part 3

Baal HaSulam. "Study of the Ten Sefirot" (TES). Vol. 1. Part 3. Chapter Five. #4 ("In much the same way,")

Reading Item 4 (00:14) "In Much the Same Way..."

1. R. (01:18) Yes, below we have numbers seven and eight.

Reading Inner Light Item 7: (01:26) “This Relates to the Two Worlds—Atzilut and Beria. Atzilut is Called Creator…”

Reading Item 8: (02:52) “It Means that the Yechida of the Patriarchs is the Chariot”

2. R. (03:31) We don't know why he wrote it in such a way, but he wanted to show more he ‘rides’ on us.

Reading item 5: (03:43) “The Medium Phases Consists of Two Sparks...”

3. R. (04:45) The Yechida is what connects between the degrees, between the Creator and the created being.

Reading Inner Light Item 9: (04:53) “Know that this does not Refer to an Imaginary Gadlut [adulthood/greatness]...”

4. R. (05:53) What we just read is that everything is regarding man, if we say this is big or this is small it is towards me, this is what I attain. Not that it has a discernment that weighs itself. It’s all talking about big or small what he writes in Inner Light Item 9.

Reading Item 20: (06:22) “A Spark Clothes by the Power of Another Spark...”

5. R. (07:58) Okay eventually we will be able to understand this more.

Reading Item 30: (08:09) “Because the Clothing of Ein Sof in …” 

Reading Item 40: (08:33) “You already know that Nefesh is Clothed in...” 

6. S. (08:58) What does it mean that the light of Ein Sof that clothes in reflected light creates roots of vessels and not vessels?

R. It doesn't happen at once that the light reaches the vessels, it clothes in the roots of the vessels. The beginning of the will to receive before it is the will to receive and then along with the will to receive develops and cascades and gets new forms until it reaches the degrees of 1 2 3 4 of the will to receive, that the upper light that enters the will to receive, which is a bit different from the will to bestow. It developed the will to receive in such a way that it grew, it all happened gradually that the light bestows on the desire.

7. S. (10:01) Why does Baal HaSulam say that the creature is included in four phases of direct light and his Rosh is God. What is the meaning of this, can you explain it please?

R. The Rosh is called GAR meaning the first three Sefirot, Keter, Hochma, Bina and the Guf is called ZAT, the bottom seven Sefirot, Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, Malchut, that is the structure. The Rosh doesn't belong to the created being, it still belongs to the degree above it. From the Rosh there is an ability to bestow and to the Toch or the Guf to the extent the Guf is equalizing with the Rosh. That's why in the transition from the Rosh to the Guf we have a restriction, screen and reflected light and as much as the Guf can resemble itself to the Rosh in its bestowal, so the light from the Rosh can descend into the Guf and fill it.

8. S. (11:30) Can you please explain about all these median phases. What is the quality that a median phase has from the bottom phase and the above phase, what makes it median?

R. He was speaking about the corals and things in nature, degrees that are between the still and the vegetative, between the vegetative and the animate and between the animate and speaking, right. That's what he wants to explain to us, where does this come from? It comes from gradual bestowal of the upper light on the desire.

S. I'm not asking about these corporeal examples, that is not so interesting. What I'm asking about is this median phase, what is in its quality? Why is it called Median, does it have from the upper one above and from one below?

R. Also from the upper and from the lower, it has something.

S. Meaning, we cannot define in some way and say all this median phase is the intention from the upper? I don't know? 

R. Why do you want to get confused? What do you care? It is explained to you that the form of the upper light that is bestowing on the will to receive is constant. It bestows on the will to receive in a gradual manner until the quantity becomes quality, a new quality. In this way the Partzufim are born, discernments Sefirot, even worlds. All from the influence of the upper light on the desire. Between the desires there are intermediate discernments that there are no previous desires and there is still not a new one. But it's something, a median, something in between. He tells you like the monkey on one hand it's an animal, on the other hand it is not a man yet. Between the animate and man we have a monkey. Coral let's say that on one hand it’s still and on the other hand it’s vegetative, and between the vegetative and the animate we have the Ledges of the Field, so nature works in a gradual manner even though in each and every state there are actions that are supposedly linear. They just don't just jump from one to the next but it's continuous. 

9. S. (15:03) The sparks are reflected light, usually sparks are not stable, it is like an impulse. Does it mean that reflected life is something that we can also raise by impulses?

R. We will reach it and we will see. You are right.

10. S. (15:36) He says that the Rosh of the degree that has the four phases of direct light, the reflected light rises and clothes the light from above downwards. There is an association of what comes from the Creator and what you said this is our work. What is our work here, what does it mean to return the reflected light?

R. We don't do it yet, that's why we don't see it. When you perform actual reflected light you will see how you are working on the upper one and how the upper one is clothing in your reflected light, and you have a connection. 

S. What does it mean to return a reflected light in our work?

R. That you don’t want to receive anything for yourself but only to bestow to the Creator.

S. The force to overcome?

R. It’s overcoming with a screen that stabilizes the reflected light from you towards the Creator, through the friends by the way.

S. You mean with my ten?

R. Yes.

S. This means if someone is alone then when I am alone I cannot do it?

R. You have no ability.

S. Why is that?

R. Why? How do you bestow if not through people?

S. Can’t you do it alone?

R. No. You need to establish yourself towards the Creator and it can only be if you are among people in forms of bestowal, and then this form of bestowal from you towards the friends that reaches the Creator.

S. Okay I got it, so the force to overcome has to be in front of someone in the ten?

R. Of course, towards the Creator you don't have force to overcome, it is all towards the Creator.

S. Let me understand.

R. That's why the Creator created such a world and tens that we can build connection between us, build a vessel to connect to Him.

S. This means that the prayer itself can’t help because I'm not having this force to overcome with the ten?

R. After you do everything you need to do in the ten, then you turn to the Creator, and it helps you. 

Reading Item 6: (18:19) “Between the Spirituality of Man and Mans’ Body...”

11. R. (20:32) Meaning, in what we receive from the upper one there is a spiritual part of a corporeal part supposedly, that it is called blood, meaning from the word Dam, Adam which is still, so there's such a quartered degree where the upper force is. We will continue that tomorrow, for now let’s go to the women. 

12. S. (20:51) Is the participation of women in the morning lesson live, during the lesson does that help the world Kli advance, or it doesn’t matter. Women can listen to the lesson during the day and still it will contribute to the same extent?

R. The women are relieved from lessons that are due to time. They can listen to it afterwards and the question is when they will listen, each one alone, each one separate without no connection with the others, they really lose from it. Let’s say a group of women that I see now, a whole group that they connect during the day, so please, they can connect and listen to the lesson, every morning lesson, they can do that. But do they have time during the day and to listen to it alone? It’s a bit different than listening together. That’s why I'm saying that if you have the time to be in the lesson or recorded lesson or live, so please make an effort and be together. If you can be together in a recorded lesson throughout the day that's better than being alone in the morning lesson. I'm repeating, to be together in listening to the lesson during the day is more important than listening to the lesson alone in the morning. 

R. (23:00) Thank you very much and we will see you tomorrow, we’ll keep going as usual and let's hope that we will all advance, I see it from day-to-day all the best.