Daily LessonJun 17, 2022(Morning)

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

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

Jun 17, 2022
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Morning Lesson June 17, 2022, Transcription 

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Part 3:

Baal HaSulam. "Study of the Ten Sefirot" (TES). Vol. 1. Part 3. Chapter Three. #1 ("You should also know that")

Reading 1 (00:14) “Ein Sof Shines in the world of Atzilut by....” Twice

Reading Inner Light (01:43) “In order to understand …”  

1. R. (05:40) This means that in every light even the smallest one they're all the lights that built him, came down to him and organized to him, now it appears even the smallest degrees, but all the lights work for that and they're inside.

Reading (05:58) “The measure by which the extent of the reflected light....”

2. S. (08:03) What is the peace process where the light of Ein Sof clothes in the reflected light?

R. The intention of the created being is to receive pleasure only in order to keep pleasure to the host, that is called reflected light, where the host can clothe in to give pleasure to the host and then each one can give pleasure to the other.

S. What does it mean that the Creator has the intention to give pleasure to the guest?

R. That's the desire of each and every one is to give pleasure to the other. The host thinks what can I do for the guest, what pleasures can fulfill for them, and the guest thinks how can I receive to bestow the pleasure back to the host.

3. S. (09:22) He says that there's no perception in the light without the vessel and we only need the vessel of reception in every Partzuf or degree? How do you build that Kli?

R. The vessel is the will to receive that has a restriction, meaning he has decided to not receive for yourselves, it makes the decision to receive in order to bestow, then as a result of wanting to receive in order to bestow has such preparation he is filled with the light of Hassadim meaning the light of bestowal, then whatever he receives he receives with the light to bestowal. Then the direct light direct light of Hochma can enter into him and closing the light of Hassadim and as a result of that the host or the Creator has contentment because he filled the created being and the created being has joy because by receiving from the Creator he fulfills the Creator and this mutual bestowal brings them to the adhesion, by that they are equal.

S. How come we understand because it has to be practical work. How can we explain now what you just explained in a nice way? How can we build these vessels in the ten, how can we explain briefly that we understand what you are talking about?

R. In the ten it is very simple; I do things in a ten only in such a way that by that I can help your friends to come close to the Creator.

S. That's exactly all the work, so how's the answer, how do I help the friends to build a Kli?

R. I'm supposed to show them how much I love them, how I can come closer to them, how I can strengthen them, that's all.

4. S. (11:54) Reflected light clothes only on the degree that belongs to it, on behalf of the coarseness?

R. Reflected light is in the vessels according to the extent that the lower one rejects a pleasure for himself and by that he wants to aim it to the Creator by that the reflected light is revealed and fulfills him, it is the light of bestowal.

5. S. (12:39) What does it mean, if I understood correctly, the first screen in Atzilut is the screen until Hochma on the third phase of coarseness? 

R. Where are you reading so we will not be confused?

S. In the words of the ARI he writes that he needs to be clothed in Hochma and after it is clothed in Hochma it expands in all of Atzilut, in the Inner Light he explains the screen on Phase 3 is not until Hochma?

R. The screen of the third phase is until Hochma over the fourth phase it is until Keter, second phase is Bina.

S. The screen of Atzilut is….?

R. Over the third phase Behina Gimel, then the second phase is Beria, first is Yetzira and the root is Assiya.

S. What does it mean that the screen diminishes?

R. That in the light of Ein Sof, in Ein Sof there was a restriction and then Malchut of Ein Sof performed a Zivug de Hakaa, a coupling by striking, and received in order to bestow, her reception in order to bestow was over the biggest phase, the biggest Behina, the fourth phase and from that the world Adam Kadmon was made, the world was refined from the screen and what it came after it was the screen of the third phase and later they were other couplings made and the world of Atzilut was made as a result and the screen of the second discernment, the world of Beria, where first the world of Yetzira and the screen of the root performs in the world of Assiya.

S. Why do the screens diminish the more we descend in the worlds the screen becomes smaller?

R. Because the lights that remains in the world of Ein Sof is much greater than the light that is received every time on every degree with the screens and there remains extra of the light. Meaning, and that there's a gap between the inner light that we receive in order to bestow and the surrounding light. The surrounding light presses on the vessel and by that is refined, it annuls the screen, the vessel feels, like an example of Baal HaSulam, the vessel feels it received in order to bestow let’s say 1% and then 99% remain, so what can you do? That's not called bestowal, that's why it refines itself, it leaves that role. But by all those gradual actions it all happens by the upper light because there's no actual decision on behalf of the vessel because it all cascades from above downward, from the Creator or towards the future created beings, that's why there still really isn't a created being. It is like a game between the lights on the screens, the coarseness and by this the degrees are built from Ein Sof to this world.

S. The more the screen is lower there's more surrounding light?

R. No, on every degree you have inner light as much as this degree received in order to bestow and surrounding light as much as this degree couldn't receive in order to bestow. It is not just the light of Ein Sof. The light of Ein Sof is only towards the highest degree on the ladder, the world of Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, Assiya so in every place as much as receive its inner light and as much as you can’t its surrounding light and this way we have the descending of the degrees.

S. The more you go down in the degrees the possibility to bestow grows or diminishes? Meaning that the screen that is corrected in the same world?

R. The more they descend in the degrees there are more and more forces to bestow. But there are greater scrutinies but still it is not towards the created beings, there still aren’t created beings. It is only a game between coarseness, the screen upon the coarseness and the light that is above it on these three things the coarseness, the screen, and the light, between them they cascade and build the ladder of degrees until they reach the lowest state. That's it when they come all the way to the end of the cascading, from here on we start talking about the created beings already that begin here to be built and ascend on this ladder that was built from Ein Sof to this world and that's before us.

S. What is the end of this cascading from which the created being starts rising, it has the lowest screen and the smallest ability to bestow?

R. Yes that's it, afterwards we will see the end of the cascading isn’t even in the screen or the small ability to bestow but there is no desire to bestow it's only the will to receive that is revealed and building, created the will to receive with no screen was revealed he was never like that in a cascading it was revealed, specifically in the cascading. Where did it come from, the will to receive, there is still not a will to receive it is not revealed yet, it's all covered with the screen to begin with and in this way cascades and is revealed only in the world of Nekudim, in the shattering of the vessels. Gradually all this picture be stabilized.

6. S. (20:35) In each degree that has coarseness, screen, and light it always becomes whole, full ten Sefirot?

R. That's the nature of the light to compare with the desire that was formulated in the light that the connection between them can only be in ten manners called ten Sefirot that's why there can be more or less.

S. There's completion because there is coarseness on the screen that the reflected light, direct light becomes a whole?

R. That's not so important, what is important for us is that there is a connection between the light and the desire and the forms of connection between them change.

S. But there is always incorporation in it?

R. There is always some incorporation in it, right.

S. A complete incorporation between the created being and the Creator?

R. There's still no created beings in the Creator, it is incorporation between those two discernments and nature.

7. S. (22:03) It seems to me that the main thing we should understand, to feel that the building of the screen, my will to receive is mine, what does it mean that I annul my will to receive? You explained that, what do you practically do, can you explain a little bit more?

R. I cannot explain to you because you want to feel it, that's why my explanation will not help. You want to know what the screen is, and your heart wants to feel it, what does it mean that I can bestow to the Creator. How do I feel that bestowal, the Creator that I bestow to and myself how can I connect me, my bestowal, the Creator all together? Then I understand a situation. So I can explain it to you because it's a matter of feeling, that's why it's called the concealed world and it starts to be revealed in the person's heart, and when will it be rebuilt? When you want to discover, specifically that.

S. It seems to be that I want and not only me.

R. Right, we are close to it, but it's still not connected, that's why our forces are weak.

S. What is the first thing that we want to connect, annulment?

R. Only each one to annul himself and help everyone and all of us together to bestow to the Creator, to want to bestow to the Creator. We are close to it but still it is not enough.

8. S. (24:28) How is it that the screen of the general coarseness of the third phase of Hochma is equal to the coarseness of the first coarseness?

R. We are not learning that yet. Now, why are you putting these questions?

Item 2 Inner Light (25:00) “It means that the world of Atzilut.…”

9. R. (26:32) Meaning, here he just gives us a small explanation that there are a lot of degrees even worlds he says, that they are in the world of Adam Kadmon and we're not speaking about them or learning about them we only just know their names and every special degrees has many details and details of details and if we reach it then we will see and if not, so no. We need to learn what is suitable or needed for a correction. That's the main thing to reach the correction that each one will correct themselves that’s our purpose.

Reading (27:26) “The world of Atzilut uses only the screen of phase three.…” 

10. R. (29:06) Meaning, we always call each discernment in that way towards the upper name of that discernment, like the world of Adam Kadmon and we call it Keter, that's why we said that all the Sefirot belong to the world of Keter but of course in each and every one there's no more and less than ten discernments and it is the same in every state.

11. S. (29:43) Practically a Kabbalist attains these high degrees. Can he raise the reflected light so high to the world Atzilut?

R. Of course otherwise, how can he, just now that we don't see anything because we don't have from our own design that exists in everyone we don't have any ability to perform a reflected light so that's why we cannot see it. As much as the reflected light comes out of us, that light of bestowal, of connection and love, something, as much as it commands out of us to the others in our light just like in a projector. So, we will see something before us otherwise we won't see anything. We see only in reflected light.

S. How can you discern the intensity of the reflected light?

R. As much as there is a will to receive and I can restrict it and by it bestow to the others. According to that, I can see the upper world and we can’t otherwise.

S. I just want to make things clear. How can we build this intensity of the reflected light? All Kabbalists have a ten, so upon a great desire they build a quality of bestowal. How intense is that reflected light and how can we depict it?

R. Only by connecting with the friends can you feel what bestowal is. You can activate that force of bestowal towards the friends and towards the Creator.

S. This bestowal is called reflected light, bestowal to the friends and the Creator. What brings back this light?

R. Then you discover, if you perform a restriction, that you don’t want anything for yourself, you can feel as much as the Creator wants to bestow to you, and then you will have a connection with him, but it comes after you connect to the others, the friends and from the connection with the you can turn from the connection with them to the Creator. 

S. How about the connection between me and the friends. We tried to turn to the Creator, what do we bring back, why is it called reflected light?

R. Because you want to receive no matter what and if above that we can receive you put the will to bestow to the Creator through the friends then instantly you start feeling what he wants to give you an as much as you want to give to him and then there will be a connection between you in mutual bestow the guest and the host.

S. ….

R. Yes, yes, they all connect together there in your reflected light. Then you want with all your friends to bestow the Creator and you feel that bestowal towards him that he wants to bestow to you then you will start connecting such connections, you for him and he for you. From this you start building nine Sefirot of direct light and nine Sefirot of reflected light and in this you start building a system of relationships between you and it depends to what height, on the height of the worlds of ABYA that's later on but actually that's the process.

S. When we feel the mutual efforts to bestow to the friend and to the Creator. How can we feel his intention?

R. You need to act between you in relationships of bestowal, along with that you have to pull the Creator in there. Supposedly you are engaged in these games, and you want to put him into this game, and you start feeling that he organized this game for you, to begin with he organized each and every one of you the way you are. By that you start feeling the connection between you and him.

12. S. (35:48) When we work in the ten in the intention are we doing that to bring back the light to the vessels of the upper world?

R. To the Creator. The upper world I don't know what it is. To the Creator.

13. S. (36:14) How come we build the screen to reach the world of Atzilut?

R. I don't know I don't feel the world  of Atzilut, I don't know I don't feel the worth, I just have the screen. I want to connect to the Creator and everything that he gives, He Gives to me, and I want to give it back to Him. Not what I am receiving but everything in my life I think I want to do in order to bestow contentment to Him, to give him Joy. What world is He is in there, I don't know. The Creator is everywhere, He is before me.

14. S. (36:59) How do we relate to states that we don't know how to grasp? For instance, our nature and how hard it is to annul it. Why is it so hard to make these vessels?

R. Don't speak about your nature and look at your friends and how to connect to them. Then you will see how you are working and then you will see how you're working with your nature.

15. S. (37:23) Every time I try to annul myself, my necessity grows so I have to go back to thoughts about corporeality. Can I have advice on how to deal with these burdenings or is yearning enough?

R. The main thing is working in the group. That is why you stand on that and keep strengthening that you will advance correctly forward,

16. S. (37:55) He writes that the roots of all the worlds are in the reflected lights, is this like our world as well?

R. I do not understand if it's in our world.

S. Is the root of our world also in the reflected light?

R. Let's say so but it's not worth asking such things. It will only be confusing. There are a lot of things that I don't speak about because I don't want to start confusing people, that they will have so many details.

17. S. (38:42) Regarding the building of the Sefirot in the world, for instance, over the screen of the fourth phase, the reflected light of Keter rises, and the degree of Keter is four, then later it builds all of the degrees below it. Keter builds, Hochma builds Bina? Is this the way it works?

R. Yes.

S. That means that the lower levels all start from the upper?

R. Also from the upper one and goes downward. 

S. At what point does it become from the root of the vessels to the vessels that receive light?

R. It depends on the coarseness, it depends on the states. I can say it that way.

S. If we take this example of the Zivug over the fourth phase, Keter is filled and builds Hochma, Hochma builds Bina

R. Until he reaches Malchut and Malchut performs reflected light to the extent that she develops reflected light. There is clothing of direct light and reflected light.

S. But the light of Malchut reached Malchut, all the degrees started from the reflected light of Malchut, Keter was filled because Malchut returned the light?

R. Keep going, I don't understand your question. 

S. Ok, so there is a light in the vessel of Malchut. It has a screen of the fourth phase and returns the light to Keter, is Keter filled?

R. Yes.

S. The degree of Keter is filled and then the degree of Hochma and by cascading the whole Partzuf is built?

R. Yes.

S. The question is at what point, in the beginning it is the Rosh it's only the roots of the vessels later there's this expansion of the light inside. When does it happen in this process?

R. Who has to start this process? Rosh, Guf, Sof?

S. The Rosh in the Guf, yes?

R. After there's a decision in the Rosh and there is a coupling by striking on the Rosh, so from the Rosh it expands to the I they had spans to the Guf.

S. The light that builds after the coupling in Malchut. The light that fills Keter is already in the Guf a Rosh? What is that?

R. What is Keter?

S. The Sefirot of Keter?

R. The Sefirot of Keter, there's no such thing. The light can't fill one Sefira. The light fills a Partzuf. I don't understand your structure. The light fills the Partzuf, according to the coupling by striking that Malchut performed she raises the reflected light to the Keter, so that is called the Partzuf of Keter. The light can fill it according to the reflected light, the Partzuf is filled with direct light. The direct light is clothed in reflected light and that is called Inner Light.

18. S. (43:49) Rav, do you want to summarize the lesson today?

R. This was a good lesson, in all parts we are advancing. We feel as much as we still have to invest forces in the first and second part. In the third part we add more knowledge and that's good. We also spoke about the structure of the vessel, how to incorporate with the friends. I think the lesson is whole, it is complete, it is full, and if we want to change something on someone, so to make it better, talk about it, write it.

19. S. (44:48) A few minutes ago you said that “the most important thing is for each one to correct himself”. First of all, what do you mean? Second question: you said a few lessons ago that in our generation it's almost impossible to correct yourself only in the group, so what do you mean, when you say that each one should correct himself?

R. In the group.

S. Himself he cannot?

R. Without the group the person cannot correct himself, that's clear.

S. What is correcting oneself, what does it mean?

R. That he's incorporating the group.

S. Is that the correction?

R. That is the correction, to return and be an active part integral in the first Adam, Adam HaRishon.

S. I understand, I thought I have to correct myself?

R. Stop thinking and start listening. That's it, be healthy.