613 Desires

Michael Laitman
2 min readMay 28, 2024

Everything consists of 613 desires. Every element on all scales, inanimate, vegetative, animate and human, consists of different combinations of 613 desires.

Moreover, we speak specifically in relation to the person and that we each consist of a combination of 613 desires, because the inanimate, vegetative and animal elements that seem to exist outside of us are also our desires.

For instance, the rocks and stones we see with our eyes are the desire of the inanimate level, and we draw such objects to ourselves, evoking in us the feeling of such objects.

A single rock is the sum of our 613 desires that are currently at the inanimate level of development, and which appear to us in such an inanimate form. The combination of various partial vectors adds up to a vector of a certain level that we designate as a rock. For instance, various vectors are also behind the image on our computer screens or mobile screens. We might see the image of two people speaking on a computer screen and then we picture it in our head. Similarly, the picture of the world is drawn by vectors in our heads. The screen is inside us, but we do not feel it. It seems as if everything happens outside us.

The question then arises: Why were we given this picture that there are all kinds of objects, plants, animals and people outside of us? It is mainly so that we can work with our desires until this supposedly external picture becomes our internal one.

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Michael Laitman

PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute.