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July 24, 2024

If the Spiritual Reality has Qualities that are Opposite to Our World, then How Can a Person Discover It?

If the Spiritual Reality has Qualities that are Opposite to Our World, then How Can a Person Discover It?

A Quick Rundown of How Kabbalah Speeds Up a Person’s Entrance into the Spiritual Reality

The difference between the revealed and the concealed in this world and the spiritual world is only with respect to us. Everything we still do not know—in this world, as well—is called “concealed.” If what is unknown becomes known, it becomes revealed. Thus, at any given moment we are in both the revealed and the concealed. The difference between this world and the spiritual world is in the way we acquire forms and patterns of perceiving reality.

The spiritual world is a reality where the patterns to perceive it do not come naturally, from within us or from the environment. Because the spiritual reality abides by opposite laws than our natural laws, where we presently exist, the spiritual world requires that we invert our attitudes. But where can we find the “opposite” strength to build “opposite forms”?

Such an inversion requires a special process, called Segula (merit). Segula refers to an indirect process that traverses the Upper System, and then returns to the individual. Using Kabbalah studies, one draws nearer to the Upper, altruistic Thought. This Thought does not act upon the will to receive, or upon the ego, but rather on the altruistic point—the point in the heart.


Utilizing the Point of Contact with the Spiritual Reality to Advance towards It

The similarity of nature between the point in the heart and the Upper Thought creates a connection between them, and they possess the same nature. The Upper Thought acts upon the point and molds it into various patterns, which we perceive as seeming to exist outside of us, in the spiritual realm.

Actually, these Forms do not exist outside of us at all, but within us. As with the illusion that everything we see in this world is outside us, so is the case in the spiritual world. However, when we acquire more spiritual Forms, we come to understand and to know the Thought that develops and builds these Forms within us.

During the process of coming to know this Thought, we build internal Forms that become increasingly similar to the Upper Thought. In so doing, we equalize ourselves with this Thought until it becomes the “self” of that person, after which one rises to the level where this Thought originated.


How Sensing the Spiritual Reality Completely Transforms Your Perception of this World

The Upper Force creates the entire picture of reality within us—our nature, character, health, wishes and thoughts, and even our friends, country, and the world we live in. Everything that happens within us and around us is intended to bring us to a single resolution: to bond with this force.

But if this is how things are, we should ask, “How could this so-called benevolent Upper Force create such a harsh and bitter reality as we see before us?” In that regard, Kabbalists said, “He who charges others, charges with his own fault.” The world picture is completely personal and entirely affected by the level of correction of one’s attributes.

In the article, “Concealment and Disclosure of the Face,” Baal HaSulam expounds on the meaning of changing one’s perspective, changing one’s tools of perception. In this article, Baal HaSulam argues that perceiving phenomena from the perspective of the correction is opposite to perceiving phenomena from the perspective of the corruption. Through egoistic vessels, it seems as though egoists succeed; through altruistic vessels, they seem to be suffering. But did these people actually change?

One who senses the spiritual reality and observes the corporeal reality, perceives its events and incidents differently than one who does not sense spirituality. Such a person sees only how the egoistic actions performed in our world are untruthful, noxious, and create distance between their doers and the Upper Force.


Why Changing the World Means Changing Yourself

It seems hard to believe that researchers would agree to the statement that “we create the world-picture before our eyes.” This is because that would mean that there is nothing more to research. and researchers are customarily regarded as people who aspire to change the world. But changing the world is impossible using the traditional methods of research. At this point, Kabbalah provides researchers with tools that will enable them to research themselves, and thus change the world.

In other words, Kabbalah will assist an honest researcher to achieve what he or she wanted from the beginning—to change the world. However, the change will be internal, not external.

A scientist who studies the wisdom of Kabbalah is acquainted with the foundation of Creation. Such a scientist will be surprised to discover how tightly matters are connected to the rules discovered in the material world. Subsequently, this congruence between spiritual laws and physical laws will help the researcher to resolve problems in every field of contemporary life.

If science claims to engage in humans and the world they live in, Kabbalah states that in all our fields of research, we actually research ourselves, not the world around us. All that is needed now is to see that the entire world is actually within us.


Unveiling the Bold New Future of Science

We must understand that we judge everything from within; if researchers agree to that, it will mark the beginning of the new science.

The new science will facilitate a clear understanding of the world we live in and make a proper connection to reality. To bring the method of correction to humanity, we must adopt the viewpoint that we exist within ourselves. Admittedly, changing attitudes towards the perception of reality is no small matter, especially with such fundamental change as the one we face today.

Hardest of all is the transition to the new perception, because according to the new perception, nothing exists but the perceiving individual. All former perceptions argued that there is something outside us with which we connect, whether in thought or in action. The argument that the human being is the Creator’s sole creation, and that, besides the perceiving individual, there is only the Upper Light, is difficult to comprehend.

The understanding that all we feel are internal phenomena is not a psychological switch. Rather, it is a fundamental change that forces us to delve within. One cannot merely agree with the new perception, but must cultivate and improve one’s inner qualities to finally equalize their form with the Upper Light on the outside. When one’s qualities change and are no longer opposite from the Creator’s qualities, one begins to discover the Creator. In that state, one becomes “transparent” with respect to the Upper Light, and the human matter—the will to receive—no longer acts as a partition before the Light.


Get Rid of Your Faulty Perception of Reality Once and for All

When one corrects one’s vessels (including the external vessels) in the fullest measure, the external world, too, will be felt as internal. Thus, the outside world will disappear and will become the simple Light that fills the whole reality. Since the correcting person has equalized with the Upper Light in every quality by annulling all the differences between them, that person is now in reciprocal perception with the Upper Light. This state is called Dvekut (adhesion), a state where one is totally integrated in the Upper Light.

The difference discovered by quantum physics between the behavior of matter as a particle and its behavior as a wave is tantamount to the gap between matter—the will to receive—and the Light. Through Kabbalah, humanity will come to know the purpose for which matter is required to arrive, namely equivalence of Form between matter and Light.

At that time, there will be no difference, from our perspective, between a wave and a particle, or between Light and matter. We are presently incapable of comparing two contradictory things and situating them under the same roof. Only when one determines that reality is within and that there is nothing without, only if one lets go of the perception of “me” and “outside of me,” will these opposites become as one.

Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life by Dr. Michael Laitman“If the Spiritual Reality has Qualities that are Opposite to Our World, then How Can a Person Discover It?” is based on the book, Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life by Dr. Michael Laitman.

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