Daily LessonMar 29, 2023(Morning)

Part 1 Lesson on the topic of "Pesach (Passover)"

Lesson on the topic of "Pesach (Passover)"

Mar 29, 2023
To all the lessons of the collection: Pesach (Passover)

Morning Lesson March 29, 2023 

Transcription is made from simultaneous translation which leaves a possibility for differences in the audio

Part 1:

Passover - Selected Excerpts from the Sources. (From Exile to Redemption. #125)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XP5ooz4RHehfbpZdSR1SUXF6tOU49z-gvnqPlDuX1JU/edit

Passover - Main page for all chapters

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pv7Nu30djF2Uj_D59RMySdb6zfiZzgs8Jd8QUaG_w_4/edit

 

1. Rav’s Introduction: (00:18) Yes, this is truly a very sensitive topic, very special. We have to pay attention that sometimes it's not as we think that it turns out that there is an intermediate between exile and redemption, and that is love of others that's in the middle and it's completely not touching our heart at the moment. There are a few things that we have to learn here and try to to get to know, to get used to, to get closer to and thus, we will see what else we are missing in order to reach redemption. Redemption means that we are already understanding the Creator, knowing the Creator, loving the Creator and detached from our ego and connected, bonded with the will to bestow. So let's continue.

Reading except #125 (01:49) “At the time of redemption..”

2. R. (02:33) Yes, meaning only when we leave the will to receive in order to receive we begin to feel how it's possible to live well and free above all disturbances in a world without boundaries, infinite, and that is redemption, so we replace the exile with redemption. And before that we don't feel it. Just imagine to yourself, a person who is born a slave or in prison but he never saw anything outside of that. So, to him that's life and he can't imagine that there's anything outside of that. So, when we come out of the exile, we do it gradually. We are not going to be able to even detect the steps, but as we come out of the exile bit by bit, making efforts to come out and having difficulties and struggles on the way then we can begin to recognise the exile we had, we were in, and the redemption that we begin to yearn for.

3. S. (04:15) It says here that all of this was given in order to recognise that exile is bitter. But on the other hand, we say that it's better to be dead than alive to know our full state of exile, so how should we work?

R. The light of redemption does shine on us a little bit from afar while we are in exile but we feel that these two states are detached from each other, opposite to each other and that we truly want to only be in redemption. Redemption is revelation of the Creator inside the person. Accordingly, we want to escape the exile even more.

4. S. (05:24) When we see light we can see darkness but does one see a light in the dark?

R. There are states where we see light in the darkness and darkness in the light. Such states that we can be impressed from these two states and how they are opposite each other as the light excels from darkness as it is written. But in truth, we have to be in a process, a practical process of going in and out, in and out until we truly get the right impression from all of the phases of darkness and light and how they complete each other. Because it's not by chance that the light excels from darkness, meaning the entire advantage of the light comes from the darkness one cannot be without the other, for us as created beings it is the only way to assess, appreciate, estimate and respect it. And so then we also relate differently to the darkness because thanks to the darkness we reveal the light, we identify the light and we maintain the light. 

It's also only from the darkness, if they would not go through darkness they would not keep the darkness, they would not find the darkness by my effort and labor and also the same thing, the light was revealed from within the darkness through the labor and through falling and coming out. And it's not this one way street that you just hit the gas pedal and you are just moving, moving up all the time. Specifically, because of these changes and connections between light and darkness we can appreciate the darkness because from within that we come to the light and then we can respect and appreciate the light and from the light that shines we better see the depth of darkness and how it is built in a multifaceted way also providing us with different shapes and forms of the will to receive. Thanks to it, thanks to its multifacetedness we can discern the shapes of the light. Just as it says, as the light excels from the darkness and the darkness will shine as light and so forth. They are always intertwined and therefore, it's very interesting how by creating the darkness the Creator created a feeling within us so that we can differentiate between all the different aspects of creation.

5. S. (09:45) Why does Baal HaSulam write here that the mind is under the imprisonment of the ego?

R. Well because we see differences between two discernments here and and we are engaged with our scrutinies of the mind not of the emotion all so emotional but more intellectual.

6. S. (10:30) I heard you say that there's some degree of light in the exile. Is it possible to feel any bitterness in the exile, maybe degrees of bitterness or do I not feel any of the bitterness until redemption?

R. Everything is attained in the difference between these two states. The light excels from the darkness and so we're not that eager to come out of Egypt. There are tendencies, states within us when we want to go back, we have such desires and bit by bit, we begin to recognise the whole depth of our emotions and what is darkness and what is light and then we start moving away from darkness and approaching light and we are willing to put in the labor only to hold onto the light and live in it. These are things that we attain as we go through the exit, the exodus doesn't happen at once, that we just jump from Egypt to Israel but just like we read in the stories of the Torah, there is an escape from Egypt all the way to the Red Sea, then there is through the Red Sea, crossing that and entering the desert of Sinai and so forth. All those things are not simple. And on the way there are many disturbances.

7. S. (13:15) I heard you say at the beginning of the lesson that when you leave the will to receive you can feel freedom. What does it mean to feel freedom?

R. To be free from our will to receive, that will be able to overcome it and adhere to the Creator, this is called free.

S. It demands a lot of exertion here, so where's the freedom here?

R. The freedom in being able to overcome and come out of your will to receive, be a free nation in our land, in our desire, that is free. Now the fact that it requires a lot of effort and strength, what can you do?

S. What is that freedom because usually we have some kind of sensation of rest?

R. No, no, no, no, no there's no such thing in nature at all. This is what's called the dead are free, the dead are free is a twofold explanation that the will to receive dies and then one is free or that he comes to a state in himself where the will to receive is dead and then he is free.

8. S. (14:57) To rise above the will to receive, does that mean to come to awareness?

R. I choose to go against the will to receive because I want to be above it and even though I truly want to and this desire eats me up, as it says I am dying to carry it out but I am going above that, I raise myself above it.

9. S. (15:45) What is adhesion of the ten to the Creator? Is that a deficiency that we feel, is it fulfillment?

R. The adhesion of the friends in the goal that's our deficiency, that's our goal that all the ten at the end of our development we want to adhere to the Creator that will adhere to the Creator and He will be bonded with us and hHe will fulfill the entire Kli of our ten.

S. Adhesion itself, is that the vessel or is it the fulfillment that we feel?

R. Dvekut is the result from the Kli being devoted to the Creator and the Creator thanks to that fulfills the Kli.

Reading item #126 (16:50)”To the extent that the children..” twice

10. S. (18:25) In accordance to what we just read it turns out that the Egyptians are also the Creator?

R. Of course everything stems from the upper force. Do you see anyone who is not under the Creator’s control? Everyone is under a single governance.

S. Why did we need to come out of Egypt? We could have just stayed there knowing it’s the Creator?

R. There's a difference. If you are in Egypt you have to follow the rules of Pharaoh. If you come out of Egypt, which is certainly by the upper force, by the force of the Creator you then enter a new quality, the forces of the Creator.

S. Why are the Egyptians, why didn't they enable to serve the Creator, what's wrong with having love for others, everyone is giving to society, supporting?

R. It's against man's ego. What is Egypt? It's a state where each one is using their will to receive and feels that this is correct.

S. But we are talking about love of others?

R. Egypt is not love of others. Egypt is self love.

S. That's clear. I mean that the Egyptians aren’t willing to receive love of others under any circumstances?

R. No, until you exit Egypt, you can't accept love of others as a necessary thing, as a good thing. But only those called people of Israel, they are in Egypt and then in Egypt they begin to feel that they do want to leave the rule of their ego, the rule of Pharaoh and move to the rule of the Creator.

S. You could say that every time in the ten we are slightly revealing this love between us then we are slightly coming out of Egypt?

R. Yes, to some extent we move away from Egypt, correct.

11. S. (21:30) He writes that all of the difficulty is to pass on the message that it is I am not a messenger, why is that so difficult?

R. Because we can't know the Creator without something and it's opposite, it's only through opposites. So what happens is that we have to be in Egypt, in the great open wide open revealed ego and only from that desire, from that state, we can begin to recognise that there is an opposite state which is a state of love of others, of bestowing to others, of love of the Creator, opposite states. The advantage of the light from within the darkness, that's the only way that we can feel the difference. So there has to be first this exile in Egypt, this work with our egoistic desire and only then coming out of it.

S. To tell the created being that the Creator’s behind every action, is that something complex, does it require, why is it so hard to tell the created being after every action that There’s None Else Besides Him? Why is there a need for such a complex system? It says that this is the biggest difficulty of the Creator to reveal to them?

R. Because what works within the created being, he thinks that this is everything, that this is the upper most thing, that this is nature and the will to receive is what rules the world. When you look today, at the whole world and people and still, vegetative, animate, speaking don't you see that in every corner the will to receive rules.

S. And the Creator Himself did it so it will be so concealed?

R. Then we have to then discover it. That behind this concealment, there is a control of the will to bestow, of love.

12. S. (24:02) How can we reach a mutual demand if part of the friends feel in exile and other parts can't feel that they are in exile?

R. That's also how it was in the story of the people of Israel in Egypt. Some wanted to remain in Egypt, meaning under the rule of Pharaoh, the control of the will to receive and others wanted to escape the will to receive into the will to bestow, to connection. And then there were those between the two groups which was most. And so that's what was gradually becoming revealed through the exodus. That's why the exile took 400 years until they clarified all the discernments because in each and every discernment where there is a will to receive it has to be transformed to a will to bestow.

13. S. (25:28) This feeling of the contradiction towards the exodus is that help against him?

R. Yes.

14. S. (25:47) Is darkness the lack of interest in spirituality and the Creator a lack of a desire to know it?

R. Darkness depends on how a person identifies the darkness. If it's that he doesn't love the friends, doesn't love the Creator, doesn't want to be with them, he wants to move away from them in all kinds of ways of the will to receive. That's the extent to which he identifies this way the will to receive and the darkness, and that's how he ranks himself.

S. Regarding that the dead are free, these are two explanations that the will to receive dies and a person is free. Or that he comes to a state himself that his will to receive dies and then he is free. Could you elaborate on the difference between these two explanations?

R. I don't see two explanations here. The dead are free, meaning if someone's will to receive dies, it becomes free of the will to receive, there is no alternative explanation.

S. I heard you say something, that the dead are free are two explanations. That the will to receive dies and the person is free or that he comes to a state like?

R. What's the second one?

S. Or that he comes to a state himself that the will to receive is dead and then he is free?

R. He himself, what does that mean I don't know? The will to receive dies when a person makes efforts to put it to death. And then it is called the dead are freed, it can't be otherwise.

S. So there are two explanations?

R. No, only one.

15. S. (28:35) This state of I and not a messenger is felt many times in the self but also in the ten. What is the difference in our development when we are in a state from our connection in the ten?

R. Me and not a messenger means that by connection between us we discover the Creator as ruling us, everyone in the ten and the whole ten. And so in our connection, we only increase by connecting our impressions from the control of the Creator. We raise His greatness and how much He rules over everyone.

16. S. (29:40) What's the meaning of that all of the work is the Redeemers? On the one hand it is clear that the Creator brings us all states but it feels like He's trying to convince us through the opposite state that he's the upper force, the force that does good, so why is it an effort on his behalf?

R. He gives us all kinds of states so that we ultimately decide that we should escape Egypt with the rule of the will to receive within us and of course He is willing to help but we have to start and ask and make efforts.

S. Why is it so hard for us to convince ourselves that He's the only force?

R. Well try and see.

S. Well, that's all our exertion to try and convince ourselves that he's the only force?

R. Yes, yes.

17. S. (30:45) During the times of Covid you said that this virus will clean and clear our mind our knowledge. How do you feel about the world Kli, do you feel that we have cleaned out our reason, our pride, are we ready to take that important step of the exodus?

R. I think so. I feel it according to how much we begin to understand each other, to get a little bit closer. It's like as if we were in a group, where at first no one knew the other, no one felt that there was someone next to him. Now we better understand each other with the faces, the questions, the characteristics of everyone and what they shine towards others; that's good. I feel accordingly how much we are moving forward towards the exodus.

18. S. (32:07) You said that behind the concealment there is a domination of love. Can you explain that a little bit?

R. If we take off this cover of control, hatred, rejection, the will to receive then we discover that there is a clean naked heart that is willing to connect to others. That it is like you can say, peel a golden apple, you peel from an orange, you peel the peel, the shell and it becomes usable and that's how we have to look at our hearts and help each other peel off our hearts.

19. S. (33:30) How do we work correctly with our ten in order to want to put our will to receive to death?

R. Only to want to connect between us more and more. To learn together, to be together, to be in the lesson together as much as possible. Like ahead of us is the week of Passover, so we should try as much as we can to be connected every day. Discuss this topic of letting go of the will to receive and coming closer to the will to bestow between us and that's how it works. I hope that after the week of Passover we will work differently.

20. S. (34:45) How can the light of correction lead us to discover that There Is None Else Besides Him?

R. I don't know how to tell you. How to say to you we just have to carry out what the Kabbalists  recommend and gradually it, accordingly the upper light works on us and brings us closer to rising above our will to receive, each and everyone's personal will to receive and even our general will to receive. And this is called the exodus from Egypt. All together this is called the exodus from Egypt, that the upper light shines more and more and we gradually, gradually come out of the will to receive in order to receive, to be completely disconnected from it. Now it is not simple. There are many discernments here and many bothers on the way but we are capable of it, we are capable.

21. S. (36:10) To exit the will to receive we can only do that if we have the option to bestow. We are in a cage and we think that cage is all that there is. We don't even have awareness that there is anything beyond that, more so an opening?

R. You don't understand that there is also a will to bestow? You don't understand that it is possible to embrace and love one another?

S. I'm talking about states that you fall from and before you attained it you think that the will to receive is all there is. How can one even think of exiting this and not even speaking of doing it in practice?

R. After I come to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, I receive an explanation that I exist in a life that is a complete will to receive, still, vegetative, animate and speaking and there is a possibility to exit that will to receive, to be above it in a will to bestow. And how is that done? If we together in the group, we connect and demand of the Creator to elevate us to that. Not one of us is capable of it on their own to rise above his ego. But if we all together understand that and we turn to the Creator and we ask, then He raises us above our ego and then we will be able to connect to each other and to the Creator Himself with an intention to bestow, to bestow goodness to each other. And in such a desire we will begin to feel the world that is above our ego, the upper part of reality.

S. I understand thank you for the explanation.

22. S. (38:47) Do we reach equivalence of form when we use the will to receive for bestowing to others and not for ourselves?

R. We are always in degrees of equivalence of form or disparity of form and we always check ourselves to what extent we are or not, we will learn that soon.

23. S. (39:17) How does the understanding that there is no other power besides the Creator, why does slavery under the rule of Pharaoh bring light?

R. It doesn't bring light, it bit by bit advances us to exit our ego and then add to the boundary, the border, the exit from our ego we begin to see the light. Instead of the will to receive we begin to feel the will to bestow within us.

24. S. (40:12) The exodus happens when Pharaoh agrees to give the opportunity for Israel to exit or when Israel crosses the Red Sea?

R. That we will learn, you always jump forward. Just restrain yourself. We haven't gotten there yet, we didn't read anything about it.

25. S. (41:04) The understanding that exile and redemption come from the Creator, also exile and also redemption come from the Creator that brings to a person to understand eventually what is exile and what he wants to reach?

R. Yes, the advantage of the light from within the darkness means that what we receive during the exile in Egypt, we need all of that in order to then feel what is redemption. Because without Egypt we cannot discover the Creator. We need the darkness as the light's advantage is within the darkness from the difference between.

S. Does this bring to the correct understanding of what is bestowal and what exactly I want to bestow?

R. Yes.

26. S. (42:15) Is the exodus more difficult for a person that is more involved in a corporeal life in comparison to someone who is less involved in a corporeal life?

R. No, no, we can't really compare the two. These are internal matters for one person, it's like this for the other person it’s like that. It's like different styles, different degrees of difficulty, you can't measure it, no. We can only say that one who is more connected to the friends that makes it easier on him.

S. A person can say what's delaying me is lack of connection with friends, that's the only condition?

R. Yes, yes and that's basically the exile itself.

27. S. (43:14) When  we kill the will to receive, what will be in the contrast instead of the will to receive? How to advance if there is no opposition?

R. There is no will to receive that dies, it is the intention to receive for itself. The will to receive for itself remains it is the substance of creation. We only gradually, bit by bit, correct it to work with an intention to bestow.

28. S. (44:03) I heard you say yesterday if we really try to come close to each other, we will feel this wave that we ride and it will help us and take us forward. Can you explain that?

R. I don’t understand what you are asking. That was yesterday, so we will have to listen to what happened yesterday.

29. S. (44:40) Many times when we live with the rules according to Pharaoh and alongside of that people say that this comes from God and that's what they say, that it is only half the work, can we present it otherwise?

R. I don't understand what? That we live in our life, half doing the work of the Creator and half in the work of Pharaoh? There's no such thing. We all have to examine ourselves well and see how we are all completely under the rule of Pharaoh. We haven't begun to exit Egypt. We don't have a desire to come out yet.

S. So sometimes when a person is under Pharaoh, he says that everything comes from the Creator?

R. That's how our ego forces us to speak well, speak highly about ourselves but it is not that it is really so. We are all egoists, we reside within the ego, we each lie to each other all the time and we have no interest in claiming the Creator, becoming like the Creator, sacrificing ourselves for the friend, no, there is no such thing. Therefore, we have to keep studying and gradually come closer to that state where we recognise who we are.

30. S. (46:48) So can you say that the exodus is when we discover that the Creator is standing behind all of Pharaoh's actions, is that the exodus?

R. Of course the Creator is behind Pharaoh as well. There is no other force in all of reality, only the Creator but He works through all kinds of means.

S. And that's redemption?

R. What redemption?

S. Where we discover that it is Him and not a messenger?

R. No, that’s not yet actual redemption when we begin to discover that. It's the beginning of redemption. Where we begin to see that there's really no other force in the world besides the Creator but it's still not redemption, we are still not exiting Egypt, we still have to go through many more states here.

31. S. (48:00) When you say that we need to strengthen the connection between us, does that mean that we have to have more physical gatherings or more internal things, in our thoughts, in our sensations?

R. The main thing is not physical meetings even though they too can bring us closer to getting to know the exile and the redemption but the main thing is that we read together, learn together these quotes. Even reading one-hundred times each quote, it doesn't matter, the more the better, so that it enters our heart. And then suddenly when you read it a certain amount of times you will then feel how only now you begin to understand what it is all about.

S. If I might add? If we are getting together to read from the writings, does that mean that we need to do it together or each one can do it in her own time?

R. Each one can do it in her time when she has the time, yes.

32. S. (49:50) When we come to this revelation that it is I not a messenger, that There Is None Else Besides Him, will we actually see that all the actions come from a single force or that the intention?

R. Yes, yes, yes that everything comes from the Creator.

S. Yes, but what is the Creator? The Creator is the intention in order to bestow?

R. No, it's not an intention, the intention comes from the human. The Creator is the upper force that guides and governs all of nature; it is the force of connection, the force of love that is called the Creator.

S. How do you say now that the intention comes from us? Isn't it given to us, it comes from us?

R. Everything comes from the Creator but our beginning, we want this to happen, that is within us.

33. S. (51:00) [No translation]

R. The main thing is to be patient and keep going.

34. S. (51:32) Is there a difference between what's called the revelation of the Creator to true gratitude to the Creator?

R. These are two different things. The revelation and the gratitude, the revelation is revelation and gratitude is gratitude. I wouldn't put the two together because gratitude is what comes out of our heart towards the Creator and revelation is an action that brings you closer to the Creator but still it's not gratitude. Gratitude is a different feeling that awakens in the heart.

35. S. (52:42) In what do we strengthen our connection?

R. We strengthen our connection, our unity through mutual aid.

36. S. (53:00) What do you do when you are willing all ready to die only not to exit Egypt?

R. Well, that's very good, that means you are willing to stay in Egypt you want to stay there meaning right now such a desire appears in you and it is real and you want to live in it, you want to stay and later you will be turned to such a way that you will not want to stay there. That's where you start, that's what you've got, meaning the beginning is good.

37. S. (53:51)  [no translation]

R. It could be more difficult. We don't ask whether it is more difficult or easier, we only ask about what we need to do.

38. S. (54:42) What is the role of the rest of the degrees of creation in the process of correction of Adam HaRishon

R. The rest of the degrees of creation we are not talking about right now, we will talk about that later on.

39. S. (55:15) This excerpt talks about the light of redemption. What is that light?

R. The light of redemption is the light that shines on a person and helps him rise above the ego.

40. S. (55:44)  [no translation]

R. Yes, yes, you said everything right.

41. S. (56:47) It's written that when we see the light we can see the darkness, to see the light is that already a form of raising MAN?

R. Well, not only MAN, it is an ascent, a quality of bestowal, the action of bestowal that's light, the action of reception, the quality of reception is darkness.

S. Is it the feeling of change and separating from the Creator?

R. It depends on what state of separation we are in but in principle it is possible.

S. In that state of the request specific?

R. Yes.

42. S. (57:51) Is overcoming fear to see ourselves in the will to receive, is that the way to exit the ego?

R. Yes, yes.

43. S. (58:12) What causes our will to receive to really feel that it is in exile so it brings it to a true prayer?

R. To the extent that is opposite to the Creator, opposite to the goal of creation.

44. S. (58:33) All the explanations that we experience here together, why the people of Israel?

R. It's the same group that yearns based on the structure of their soul, they yearn for contact with the Creator.

S. We learn that the entire process is purposeful and necessary, everything we experience and part of the same creation called the people of Israel, also it is related to the purpose of creation and attaining the goal of creation. That same group that is supposed to bring the whole of humanity to attaining the purpose of creation. It's as if it's the lower reach at the end. It's not the control of the Creator, it's that same force that pushes him away from attaining the Creator, from attaining the purpose of creation.

R. I know only one thing, that in all of humanity there are people who you yearn for connection with the Creator. They ultimately gather in Babylon around Abraham and they are willing to do some actions in order to connect and come out of the state called Babylon. That's all. There weren't yet Israelis or Russians or Arabs or French, none of them. There was just a tendency towards the Creator in a group of people and therefore, later on they called themselves Yashar-El  [straight to the Creator] Israel.

S. Right, that same feeling of belonging it's not just for me, it was persecuted for a long time and why am I, as a Jew hated by everyone. I did not know until I came to the group and now I understand that all of this is a process, a purposeful trend.

R. Of course it is purposeful and directional because within you there's a stronger Reshimo [record] towards the Creator, towards the upper light and that is why you are drawn to it and that is why you arrive in it and also in order to help you in that there is hatred from the rest of the world towards you to show you that you have a different direction.

S. There's a group of people also belonging to that same root?

R. What group?

S. I'm talking about the people of Israel.

R. I do not see what is happening. I see that some are drawn to some contact with the Creator and they to me, and they are called Israel, Yashar-El [straight to the Creator] and then there are others who do not belong to it and it doesn't matter what is written in their ID.

S. We're still hated and persecuted all around the world, in every point in the world there is hatred towards us?

R. There is still hatred towards Israel in different matters, more in spiritual, more in corporeal, somewhere along the spectrum that is true. Why? To hasten and accelerate the development.

45. S. (01:03:33) At the beginning of the lesson I heard that each one has an inner point that wants to connect to others.

R. In each and every person ultimately yes but it depends on how deeply it is latent in him.

S. Exactly, that is why we have learned that Egypt is a Klipal and you need to reach a prayer from the bottom of your heart.

R. Yes.

S. Is it correct to depict that we are in exile from the depth of our heart. The depth of our heart is a place of connection among the friends, is that from the depth of the heart?

R. Yes to the extent that a person is drawn to his internality not externality that is closer to being Israel and being with the Creator and being what is called Jewish and so forth.

S. When I depict that I'm in exile from the depth of my own heart it gives me strength and it feels like it belongs to me, that it is closer to me, is it okay? Is it correct to observe it that way?

R. Yes, correct.

46. S. (1:04:51) I still do not understand the sensation of the in the desire to exile and the desire to  exit.

R. What can I do for you? I don't know

S. I have a child that is ill then I have a demand for the Creator I know that he needs to be healthy but here I'm in my nature and there's understanding that I'm opposite the Creator and I don't feel ir, how to acquire some true deficiency to come out of exile even to feel that I'm in exile

R. Try to discuss this with the Ten and see what they say Then come back to me. The feeling of exile, a person has to feel that he belongs to a certain species in humanity that is being chased, everyone wants to run over and throw them out of the planet Earth and he has no place in this world, not really. This is how he needs to feel. That is it. I have nothing more to add, all the rest is inside the heart.

47. S. ( 01:06:45) All around the world the Jews are persecuted. It is not Italian's or Dutch that's searching for the Creator, only the Jews.

R. Yes we have come to the time of the beginning of the complete redemption and therefore those who want to reach the Creator will also feel to some extent, in some facet, they will feel hunted or chased, persecuted.

48. S. (01:07:31) Does the Exodus depend on complete annulment towards the friend? Will that bring us to detachment from the ego?

R. Relatively, relatively but to some extent, yes.

49. S. (01:07:46) In the Ten we listen to your advice and this question arose Israel thinks that they because they were in exile that  they could not serve the king, so the question is, is the fact that we are aware of this thought is that the beginning of exile, sorry the redemption for them?

R. Yes, feeling the exile is the beginning of redemption. There is nothing in the middle in between exile and redemption. There is only eruption and escape.

50. S. (01:08:44) Is the feeling of exile when your nature is stronger than your desire?

R. Yes.

S. The desire you get from the Ten?

R. Well. I'm not sure what you're saying.

51. S. (01:09:15) What are the vessels that we get in Egypt?

R. From the Egyptians we get hatred towards in order to receive and that is why we want to escape it and reach a connection between us as perfect as complete as possible. That means that we are escaping Egypt and even jumping into the Red Sea and crossing to the other side of it and moving away from Egypt as much as possible. This is the escape from the world to receive and getting closer nearing to the quality of bestow and embracing connection

52. S. (01:10:28) Is there any other action of bestowal that I can do other than setting an example?

R. You have to set an example of connection, love, and support to your entire Ten, that is it, no more.

53. S. (01:10:59) This is a question about the exile in the Ten, the feeling that we feel that we did actions and succeeded with our forces?

R. Is this called exile?

S. Is it for ourselves?

R. Exile is called that we are in our will to receive in order to receive which is against our desire, I don't want to want to be in it but it is just us being in prison. That is called exile.

S. Is this  sensation individual for each one or mutual in the Ten.

R. Each one and everyone together.

54. S. (01:11: 57) What is the difference between feeling of darkness to the feeling of concealment of the Creator?

R.  The sense of darkness is that I recognize that darkness is the lack of light of love and the concealment of the Creator is also the same. To that extent there is concealment over the Creator.

55. S. (01:12:44) When we discovered the states that are opposite of the Creator does that mean that we attracted the light?

R. No, that does not mean anything.

Reading #128 (01:13:15) “It is impossible to be redeemed before we feel the exile..” twice

56. S. (01:15:38) How do we become the champion of the world?

R. The champion is one who includes in him all the vessels all the lights like the letter Aleph which includes in it all the elements of all the letters. That is the symbol of the champion. Each one of us can reach this, must come to this, we must include within ourselves all the desires, all the thoughts, all the actions, everything necessary to include them together in order to bestow and then we will reach a place of the champion of the world.

S. There are some aspects of my nature which I feel totally helpless. I feel I can never or maybe I can but I feel that I can never change this nature and it’s always bit me, I feel paralyzed when I come to feel that it is just in me and I just cannot change ….., as I listen to the Passover messages I just feel like I don't want to talk to any human beings anymore because every time I talk to them I feel this nature in me and I don't know what to talk to them about anymore. 

R. This is, for the time being, it is the first stage of recognition of evil. Soon it will pass then you will begin to be able to ride it, to take advantage of it, everything will be fine it will work itself out. The main thing is patience. On our path we need to give make room, meaning to allow the time for the Creator to take care of us, to respond, to know how we are responding if we can or cannot do something, and justify the Creator in all of His actions towards us, not to get mad not to yell but as much as possible to cleave to Him and to accept everything that everything that we are getting from Him with love, with love. We might learn one day how the embryo develops inside its mother's womb and how although it develops against the mother it nevertheless receives from her, and he works with her in equivalence, and that is why it grows and develops. It is a very special process that we attain only at the end of our own development. 

57. S. (01:20:06)  I feel the exile deeply truly up to the depth of my bones. What should I do so that I’ll be worthy of the next degree?

R. If you feel it this way it's a sign that you can correct it.

58. S. (01:20:28) Attaining the exile properly, how is it related to our work in the ten?

R. We have to reach such connection between us that we will not feel ourselves in exile where the upper light fills all the distances between us and it raises us more and more from day to day that is how it should be.

59. S. (01:21:16) To reach the 49th gate is understood within reason but how do…

R.  I don't understand.

S. It is written in the excerpt when we walk in the 49th gate we feel the exile. Before that there's no reason of feeling of it.

R. We do not know what is 49th.These degrees are too high up but we do see that as we advance we will feel ourselves in deeper and deeper exit although we are advancing towards coming of Egypt we will feel ourselves under ever growing control of the Pharaoh. Specifically in order to advance we are given the sensation specifically for that.

60. S. (01:22:37) In what form is the expansion of the feeling of responsibility towards the ten done?

R. In the way that we try to connect each one influences his friend and by that we attain the degree of of our connection.

61. S. (01:23:10) What is the correlation between the sensation of the exile and the gate of tears if there is one?

R. The gate of tears and feeling of exile of course there is a difference. The gate of tears is not necessarily standing at the exit from exile but you come to it. There is a difference we will see it later. I cannot start interpreting it now.

62. S. (01:24:00) Can there be such a state in where one individual ten there is one friend in Egypt, another one is in the desert, the third one is in the land of Israel?

R. Yes, it is possible, but we need to encourage this togetherness of ours so that we will be together.