The "Simulator" Is Spirituality

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Simulator is spirituality because it means we are building something between us with a desire to produce our common spiritual state. This state exists outside of us, like an external point of connection between us that I can always make contact with. I can be constantly connected to it and I can constantly contribute everything I am capable of to it. I will then receive the spiritual force – life from it.

Therefore, the simulator is a spiritual quality like Bina. That is exactly how we should relate to it. That is why we have to turn this virtual space into our inner, spiritual space. We have to “throw” all our aspirations, hopes, and concerns into it. What is a group is and where is mutual guarantee? It’s there! Throw everything in there, inside this “mail box.” If we all put our efforts and aspirations for spirituality into this single space and receive spiritual life only from it, then this is exactly what we need.

This space is virtual in the external sense, but in the internal sense it is the place where all our desires, aspirations, and intentions are concentrated. That’s why this space is spiritual and the Creator becomes revealed inside it. We build the Creator ourselves; He is not outside of us. All of this is extremely serious. The time has come for us to start doing serious practical work.

The whole question is: Does a person consider this “simulator” the most important thing in his life, just like spirituality? Does he desire to receive inspiration from it instead of another place? If yes, then the inspiration he feels is spiritual because he is impressed by the connection among us which is embodied there in that simulator. At the end of the day, we must see it as the focus of our common concern and the source of life for everyone.

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In The Light Of The Creator’s Face

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar, Chapter “VaYechi (Jacob Lived),” Item 103: In the light of a king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.” This is so because when they accept the face of the Divinity of the Creator and engage in those Merkavot [chariots/assemblies] from which the animals of the world come, the animals that carry the Merkava [singular of Merkavot], as written in Ezekiel, it will be said about them, “In the light of a king’s face is life.”

Everything depends on the illumination from Above. However, just like everything, “Above” is “inside a person.” It is inside our sensations although it belongs to the “higher,” more advanced states.

In the spiritual world (or sensation), there is no time, space, or motion. The only difference between everything is a greater or smaller importance relative to the quality of bestowal, the Creator. If I acquire a force or quality that brings me a greater quality of bestowal, then to me this state is more important or “higher” than the previous. It is called “illumination from Above.”

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/10, The Zohar

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The Language Of The Single Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, “The Purpose Of The Association“: We have gathered here in order to create a group in which every one of us will aspire to give pleasure to the Creator. However, in order to achieve this we must first learn to give pleasure or bestow to man. In other words, we must learn to love our neighbor. Only by suppressing one’s own egoism is it possible to carry out this Commandment of love for one’s neighbor.

Sometimes Rabash’s articles appear confusing and disorganized. We don’t understand why he suddenly cites quotes from one place and then from another. Yet, we have to understand that a Kabbalist does not do anything accidentally. He expresses what he feels, and his sensation is the Upper Light clothed into a corrected Kli. If we were in his place, we would write exactly the same thing!

Therefore, even if it seems to us that this text was written in a fashion that does not suit us, we have to understand that if we ascended and stood in his place, we would write the same exact words. This is called following the method of Rabash and Baal HaSulam.

From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/10, “The Purpose Of The Association”

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The Zohar Is The Most Powerful Thing In The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar influences one’s soul more than anything else in the world. This doesn’t mean that we should discard all other books and study only it, but its effect is more powerful than anything else.

Talmud Eser Sefirot and Tree of Life are good for forming oneself. In addition, later on, when a person is already on the spiritual levels, they can serve as instructions for making inner actions.

When you feel ascents and descents, entrances and exits of Lights the way you might feel it physically, since your desire or spiritual vessel is ready for reception and bestowal, for the entrance and exit of the Light, then you can work with Talmud Eser Sefirot and Tree of Life by actually making the actions they describe.

On the other hand, when you work with The Zohar, you do so through an intermediary – the Surrounding Light. This composition develops the vessel of the soul in general, rather than according to the verse, “A person’s soul teaches him.” The latter is when you can take Talmud Eser Sefirot and carry out the actions in practice.

There is a time of preparation for the future level, and that is what The Zohar is mostly intended for. Besides this, there is a time for actualizing the levels, which is done with the help of Talmud Eser Sefirot.

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/10, The Zohar

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The Place Where The Hearts Meet

Dr. Michael LaitmanA person advances inasmuch as he invests into our spiritual stimulator. I don’t enter the stimulator just to answer the questions. Nobody cares about my answers. The program keeps track of if I answered or didn’t, whether I logged in or not. That part is worthless. What matters is with what inner awe and apprehension I logged in and what I wanted to leave there, what part of my heart. This is most important.

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Unity Day – August 29, 2010: Join Hands With Humanity

Today is Unity Day, and many Kabbalah groups and individual students from around the world will participate in it by connecting to us live via the Internet and the Kabbalah TV Channel. In unity we reach the desired result of our entire work, the final outcome of the entire creation because unity is the means, the vessel for the Creator’s revelation, when He is revealed “one to One,” as it is written in The Book of Zohar.

This is the only reality that we can wish for, where instead of feeling himself, everyone feels “someone” who incorporates into himself all of us. When everybody loses their own “I” and feels only “we” instead, it becomes a completely different reality. It is created “above us” and is called Malchut of the World of Atzilut or Shechina.

The broken souls exist in the worlds of BYA and are considered to be “separated from sanctity,” while in the Malchut of the World of Atzilut, above the worlds of BYA, there is the place of our unification. Hence, by aspiring to unite, we build Shechina and in it, we reveal the Creator who is called Shochen.

This is why the day on which we all engage in building such unity is a special day. We need to appreciate it and try to connect to it as much as possible!

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/10, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meiron uMasbirot

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