The Reality After Tzimtzum

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The Tree of Life: Based on the Teachings of Rav Ashlag

The Reality After Tzimtzum


Published: October 13, 2021
Originally recorded: May 5, 2021

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Lesson Highlights

  • We are learning from a book that has never been taught from before (Tree of Life with Panim Meirot and Panim Masbirot)
  • This book focuses on Da’at (consciousness), and we are studying to raise our consciousness to elevate the entire world
  • Teachings from the Ari
  • Review Panim Meirot (Rav Ashlag)
  • Review Panim Masbirot (Rav Ashlag)
  • When we speak about Da’at (consciousness), we are speaking about pausing
  • Pausing allows us to tap into a parallel universe – the reality before Tzimtzum
  • By asking questions, we create a Vessel for answers, helping us to stay in the reality before the Tzimtum
  • Rav Ashlag asks three questions:
  • If there was a reality of Endless Light, how could it be filled or contained in a “place”?
  • If the Light was Endless, why was a desire aroused to reveal Light, as if there was some kind of lack before?
  • How could there be a Middle Point (where Tzimtzum happened) if this reality was Endless?

Homework: Reflect on the three questions Rav Ashlag poses. The reflection is not about finding the right answer, it’s a consciousness exercise.


Lesson Description

In this lesson, Yehuda introduces the concept of asking questions as it relates to expanding the Vessel. Delve into the main questions Rav Ashlag poses regarding the transition from the Endless Reality to the moment of Tzimtzum in order to better understand the concept of the Vessel.


About This Course

Rav Yehuda Ashlag, renowned founder of The Kabbalah Centre, wrote several seminal kabbalistic texts that illustrate key understandings for applying the ancient wisdom into our lives. Amongst his works is a book on the Tree of Life – otherwise known as the Ten Emanations/Sefirot that make up our reality – which provides a foundation on how to connect with the consciousness behind each of the Ten Emanations, giving us the ability to awaken that particular level in our life. Join us for an in-depth study of each of the Ten Emanations as detailed in Rav Ashlag’s book, 'Tree of Life with Panim Meirot and Panim Masbirot'. As we study Rav Ashlag’s powerful insights into the Sefirot, we’ll learn how to build a unified consciousness with the intention of elevating not only ourselves, but the entire world to a level free from pain and suffering.


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