According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, prohibition equates to impossibility.
Accordingly, the third commandment—”You shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”—means that we cannot reproduce the name of the Creator because doing so requires making ourselves similar to the Creator. In other words, it is impossible to reach a perception and sensation of the Creator if not through exercising His quality through connections with other people.
How does this work? It is because our inborn nature is egoistic, a desire to benefit oneself alone, and the Creator’s quality is the opposite, one of love and giving. It is thus only possible to reveal the Creator if we invert our inborn egoistic quality to one of love and giving, similar to the Creator.
Since the Creator is concealed from our inborn egoistic nature, then we cannot establish a direct connection to the Creator by ourselves; we would be dabbling in fantasy and imagination. We thus need to exercise the quality of love and giving in connection with other people, where we can more tangibly examine and work on our attitude.
Based on the video “Spiritual States” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Michael Sanilevich on June 7, 2022. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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