- December 3, 2023 at 11:42 pm EST #336316Zealot MinesParticipant
Hi Gil, I posted a question on today’s Zoom session, but I think you missed it or time was short. A good friend of mine asked me about the serpent in the bible..(Adam & Eve), Was the serpent was deceitful? honestly? I really found it difficult to answer him now that I know it means more than just what we read. I tried to share a link/blog to how Kabbalah depicts it…about the ego.. etc.. He somehow got offended and angry that I am trying to introduce him to other things.. as he wants to answer it as per the scripture.. I found it sad and a pity also almost angry… Why can’t he just get it.. How can you comment on this…? What is scripture..? How deal with such? Thank you.
- November 27, 2023 at 5:24 pm EST #335960
If Im feeling very guilty what should i do?
- November 30, 2023 at 11:23 am EST #336122Chris – KabU InstructorModerator
Recognize this is the Creator giving you this sensation. He wants you to feel what you’re feeling and He wants your attention. He doesn’t want you to enter deeper into yourself, rather He wants you to exit yourself, and exit being concerned with yourself and acquire a greater need to be like Him.
- November 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm EST #335942
if a person already in spirituality whats happen in the mind body and surrounding? is it instant happiness etc?
- November 30, 2023 at 11:22 am EST #336121Chris – KabU InstructorModerator
This is equivalence with the Creator–enjoying His position, His thought, His intention to do good to the created being. However, if there is more to be corrected, then this is just momentary and the next “layer” of the will to receive is revealed for a person to work on and come even closer to the Creator.
- November 27, 2023 at 2:23 pm EST #335938
Is the step saying to want spirituality first or wanting it?
- November 29, 2023 at 2:05 pm EST #336067
In the beginning, a person does not truly want to attain spirituality. Hence, one must work on acquiring the desire for the desire for spirituality through integrating with the environment of books and friends.
- November 27, 2023 at 7:23 am EST #335916
does a kabbalist choose to do good more than pleasure?
- November 29, 2023 at 2:03 pm EST #336066
It’s not a matter of choosing good instead of pleasure. Rather, the good actions one does leads to the attainment of the eternal pleasures of spirituality. So by choosing good, meaning bestowal, one receives greater pleasures, but this is specifically in his vessels of bestowal and not his vessels of reception.
- November 27, 2023 at 7:07 am EST #335913
what’s the analogy of a being or thing which is pleasurable but cannot have it for long at a time?
- November 29, 2023 at 1:53 pm EST #336065
The reason a person cannot receive lasting pleasure is because of the tzimtzum, or restriction, which prevents the light of hochma from entering the vessel unless there is an intention of bestowal. Until we acquire this intention, which is the screen, it is not possible to attain lasting pleasure. This help from above ensures that each person will eventually come to the decision that they must attain the quality of bestowal.
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