Daily Kabbalah Portion – 9th Sivan, 5769
Exile and Redemption – Congruity and Unity between Torah and Blind Faith and the Development of Human Calculation
Hence, I hereby propose to the House of Israel to say to our troubles, “enough!” And at the very least, calculate a human calculation, regarding these adventures that have come upon us time and time again, and here in our country as well, where we want to start our country anew. We have no hope of clutching at the ground as a nation; as long as we do not accept our holy Torah without any extenuations, to the last condition of the work Lishma, and not for oneself, with any residue of selfishness as I have proven in the article “The Revelation of G-dliness” (Matan Torah).
If we do not establish ourselves accordingly, then there are classes among us, and we will undoubtedly be pushed right and left as all nations are, and much more, because it is the nature of the developed that they cannot be restrained, for he who has a developed mind his mind is important, and will not bow before anything and knows no compromise. That is why our sages said Israel is the fiercest of the nations, because he whose mind is broader is most obstinate.
It is a psychological law. If you don’t understand me go and study this law among the contemporary members of the nation, and when we started to build, time was already showing us our fierceness and assertiveness of mind, and that which one builds the other ruins.
…It is known to all, but there is only one novelty in my words, and that is that they think that the other side will eventually understand the danger and will bow his head and accept their opinion. But I know that even if we tie them together in one basket, one will not surrender to the other as full note, and no danger will interrupt anyone from carrying out his ambition.
In one sentence: As long as we do not raise our goal above the corporeal life, we will have no corporeal revival, because the spiritual and the corporeal in us cannot live in one basket, for we are the children of the idea. Even if we are immersed in 49 gates of materialism, still we will not give up the idea. Hence, it is the holy purpose of His name that we need.
By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, Exile and Redemption