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Why Kabbalah Can Help You Reveal the Creator Today

Why Kabbalah Can Help You Reveal the Creator Today

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Know the Law of Giving Like Abraham
When desires evolve in Nature, they create increasingly complex structures. Each new level rises to a higher degree of desire to receive when creatures of the current level join to form an aggregate of collaborators. By so doing, the creatures of the current (and presently highest) level create a system to which they can yield their self-interests, which provides them with sustainability and adherence to Nature’s law of giving. When this happens in humans, we, too, start from the smallest structure—a single person—and work our way toward increasingly complex societies. The only difference is that we must create these social structures that adhere to the law of giving by ourselves.

Abraham’s family was actually the first group to create that system, and then harness its members into a system whose parts were united by dedication to their host system. As Maimonides narrates, this initial system grew into a group. Yet, only in Egypt—when their number sufficed—did the system grow into a nation. When Moses brought Israel out of Egypt, the family of 70 that had gone into Egypt now consisted of several millions (there are many views on precisely how many came out of Egypt, but the common figures are between 2 and 6 million men, women, and children, excluding the mixed multitude).
Know the Law of Giving Like Abraham
When desires evolve in Nature, they create increasingly complex structures. Each new level rises to a higher degree of desire to receive when creatures of the current level join to form an aggregate of collaborators. By so doing, the creatures of the current (and presently highest) level create a system to which they can yield their self-interests, which provides them with sustainability and adherence to Nature’s law of giving. When this happens in humans, we, too, start from the smallest structure—a single person—and work our way toward increasingly complex societies. The only difference is that we must create these social structures that adhere to the law of giving by ourselves.

Abraham’s family was actually the first group to create that system, and then harness its members into a system whose parts were united by dedication to their host system. As Maimonides narrates, this initial system grew into a group. Yet, only in Egypt—when their number sufficed—did the system grow into a nation. When Moses brought Israel out of Egypt, the family of 70 that had gone into Egypt now consisted of several millions (there are many views on precisely how many came out of Egypt, but the common figures are between 2 and 6 million men, women, and children, excluding the mixed multitude).

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Why Kabbalah Can Help You Reveal the Creator Today
Know the Law of Giving LikeAbraham
When desires evolve in Nature, theycreate increasingly complex structures.Each new level rises to a higher degreeof desire to receive when creatures of the current level join to form anaggregate of collaborators. By so doing,the creatures of the current (andpresently highest) level create a systemto which they can yield their self-interests, which provides them withsustainability and adherence to Nature’slaw of giving. When this happens inhumans, we, too, start from the smalleststructure—a single person—and workour way toward increasingly complexsocieties. The only difference is that we must create these social structures that adhere to the law of giving byourselves. Abraham’s family was actually the first group to create that system, and then harness its members into a systemwhose parts were united by dedication to their host system. As Maimonides narrates, this initial system grew into agroup. Yet, only in Egypt—when their number sufficed—did the system grow into a nation. When Moses broughtIsrael out of Egypt, the family of 70 that had gone into Egypt now consisted of several millions (there are many viewson precisely how many came out of Egypt, but the common figures are between 2 and 6 million men, women, andchildren, excluding the mixed multitude). 
Who Else Wants to Conquer Hatred?
Clearly, Moses’ job was far more challenging than Abraham’s. He could not gather the entire nation in his tent, as did Abraham with his family and few disciples, and teach them the laws of life. Instead, he gave them what we refer to asthe Five Books of Moses, known in Hebrew as the Torah, which means both “Law” (of bestowal) and “Light.” In his books, Moses provided depictions of all the states that one experiences on the way to becoming like the Creator.The first part of the way to emulating the Creator was to exit Egypt, venture into the Sinai Wilderness, and stand at thfoot of Mount Sinai. According to ancient sources, the name, “Sinai,” comes from the Hebrew word,
Sinaa
 (hatred). Inother words, Moses gathered the people at the foot of Mount Sinai—the mountain of hatred.To interpret the mountain-of-hatred allegory, Moses’ teachings showed the people how hateful they were towardseach other, how remote they were from the law of bestowal. To reconnect with the law of bestowal, or the Creator,they united, as described by 11th century commentator and Kabbalist, Rashi, “As one man in one heart.”Baal HaSulam elaborates on this process in his essay, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee),” where he explains that in
 
return for their pledge to care for each other, Moses’ people were given the Torah. They attained the law of bestowaland obtained the light, the altruistic nature of the Creator. In Baal HaSulam’s words, “once the whole nationunanimously agreed and said, ‘We shall do and we shall hear,’ …only then did they become worthy of receiving theTorah, and not before.” 
The First Mass Discovery of the Creator 
Now we can see how important Moses’ mission was, and why free choice is a prerequisite to accomplishing it. Theleaders of Abraham’s group were all family and were naturally united. But Moses had to unite a nation. To achievethat, the entire nation had to agree on a path. By making a free choice to unite, despite the evident egoism(allegorically described as “standing at the foot of Mount Sinai”), a nation was admitted into the law of giving. This wathe first time in humanity’s history that people en masse attained the quality of the Creator, and from this pointforward, choosing unity in the face of growing egoism will be the only way to achieve the Creator. 
What Everybody Ought to Know about the Difference between the Path of Pain andthe Path of Nature
The sages of the Talmud wrote, “one who has one hundred, wishes for two hundred.” Since the dawn of Kabbalah, itspractitioners stated that our desires evolve. They grow in both intensity and quality, meaning not just how much wewant, but also what we want. Eventually, these desires evolve to become the ultimate desire—to be like the Creator.But Kabbalists have also stated that we have free choice in how we arrive at the greatest desire, which also yields thegreatest pleasure. They said that there are two ways to reach this goal.1. We follow Moses’ example and unite. We do that by studying how Nature works at its most fundamental levels,how we, being offshoots of the law of Nature operate, and then try to work like Nature, in unity, just as a child imitatesits parents.2. We ignore the available information and try to discover the secret to a good and sustainable life by ourselves. Thiscan be compared to a child sitting behind the wheel of a car but is too small to see out the window. Naturally, this willresult in recurring accidents with horrific consequences.Kabbalists called the first, enlightened way, “The Path of Light,” and the second, torturous way, “The Path of Suffering.”The evolution of desires occurs irrespective of our choices. When it is not accompanied by a calculated effort to uniteand to choose the path of light in order to discover the law of giving, there is nothing to regulate the growing desireand funnel it in constructive directions. The result is increased and unchecked egoism. This is usually accompaniedby “an accident”—disintegration and defeat as it happened in Babylon and in Egypt. 
Do You Know Why Kabbalah Was Hidden for So Long?
Indeed, the history of the Israeli nation is the best example of this statement. As long as they followed Abraham’steaching, they succeeded. When they did not, they were defeated and exiled. Approximately 1,900 years ago, a new level of desire to receive emerged. This required a renewed effort and arenewed choice to unite. Yet, the people of Israel were not ready to make the effort. Instead, they fell into hatred and

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