The Art Of Winning

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe stage of preparation for the revelation of the Upper World stands for the attainment of the property of bestowal. This is because there is Light all around us, and receiving it depends only on the similarity of our desire to it.

Preparation is a complex process that requires the correct approach. First of all, one needs to understand that preparation is possible only in the group because all corrections result from the unification of souls into one common soul. Baal HaSulam writes in his article “The Freedom” that love for one’s neighbor is a common principle, the collection of all the corrections. And its entire realization can only be done together.

Secondly, we assume that we can correct ourselves, and when a disturbance comes it  seems like I am supposed to resist it with my own strength. In reality, our work consists of uniting with the Creator, and not in conquering evil; only in this way will evil be defeated. Therefore, I do not run from evil like from the powerful Pharaoh; rather, I use this Pharaoh as a means of uniting with the Creator.

It is written that it was Pharaoh who brought the sons of Israel closer to the Creator. To me Pharaoh is like a reward because it means I have merited his force. Thanks to it, above it, I will unite with the Creator. It is impossible to do without it.

I operate in a system, a field of forces. These forces are neither good nor bad, the question is how I apply them while being between them. Everything depends on my ability to use them for advancement.

This way I never fight alone. At first, I do not have any other “weapon” but the force of analysis. When I correctly use my strength only for analysis, then I correctly identify the situation and am thus victorious using the Creator’s force.

All the situations come from the Creator in order to “train” us, like in an educational game. While “playing,” I only need to find the best means to lead me to another step towards unity and adhesion, towards love of others. In this case I see that all the forces have been summoned to serve me in this. There are no mistakes or malicious intents, only merit and good. I justify everything and I feel that everything is there to help me.

A person must constantly hold this attitude, and then the path is rolled out before him like a red carpet.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/7/10, “The Righteous Feels Good and the Righteous Feels Bad”

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