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Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually.
To Distinguish Between The Physical Plane And The Spiritual Plane
To advance spiritually I should distinguish clearly between the work that belongs to the physical world and that which belongs to the spiritual world.
In work that belongs to the physical world I must support a friend in disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah and to make sure that his work in this field will be done completely professionally. On this plane I should also worry for his necessities that he will not lack anything on the basic level of food and family so he will be able to concentrate on spirituality.
However, in spiritual work I must connect myself with the souls of the friends “As one man in one heart” in Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) in order to discover among us the Creator.
These are two planes that we must isolate and to distance from each other. Otherwise we will get confused and we will begin to project our relation to the friend on one plane to our attitude towards him on the other plane.
-from the 1st part of the daily Kabbalah lesson (minutes 10-19)
A manufacturer takes pride in his product’s ability to stand up to all types of adverse conditions without breaking down. We should likewise rejoice at the idea of being able to stand up to all types of problems and setbacks, keeping a smile on our face and in our hearts, and not breaking down.*
*The Talmud teaches that ideally we should “rejoice in sufferings” – Shabbos 88b
It was the custom of the Baal Shem Tov and his family to conclude the first blessing of Birkas HaMazon with the words, hazan b’rachamav es hakol [“Who sustains everyone with mercy” ].
(Chasidei Breslov; Chasidei Skolye)