Good Environment – 10.29.11

My Good Environment – Dr. Laitman’s Advice for the Week

Love Of Friends Is Our Common Treasure

Dr. Michael LaitmanIt takes a long time to begin to see clearly and discover that if you can collect all the forces contained in the friends and attach them to yourself, this will be your spiritual vessel, the organ of spiritual sensation with which you will feel and understand the essence of life that is above the physical body and exists inside the soul. Then a person will understand the principle of “love thy friend as thyself,” directed exclusively at this higher goal. He will realize that his friends with their desires and aspirations for spirituality, for reaching the same purpose of creation, in essence, are parts of his own soul.

Everyone feels that his friend’s aspirations towards the spiritual goal are the organs of his spiritual body. That is why he understands that love of friends is a connection to their spiritual aspirations, from which each of us forms the vessels of his soul.

When everyone attains “love of friends,” collects everyone’s desire to achieve the goal, he reveals his own soul; we unite all these souls together. Thus, a mutual faithful relationship emerges that gives everyone what the other, the second, and the third has. After all, everyone is included in all the rest!

There is a difference between the original point from which I started, the root of my soul, and the rest of the desire received from the friends. But both the former and the latter are forces of my soul. The same applies to other friends: Everyone has the same forces. The only difference is that everyone relates to the rest from the position of his root, his starting point.

It turns out that we have a common vessel (desire), one network connecting us, with which we achieve the desired goal: love of friends that connects everyone together. Thereby, we reveal mutual connections, an aspiration called mutual bestowal, and the general force called the Creator. This is the essence of our life and the purpose of creation.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/2011, Writings of Rabash

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A Training Fall

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What kind of contract do we form that allows us to continue when our desire disappears?

Answer: A contract formed for the sake of the future is like an athlete training for a future competitive performance. I am training now because I want to attain great results later.

These are artificial exercises in the same way as when I lift a bar-bell, jump to get stronger, and then perform what I am now training for. I do exercises that imitate the future state so that I can better withstand it when it comes.

This is done in the army and anywhere else where the purpose is to educate a person and prepare him or her for special actions. The real-life situation is imitated with the use of imagination. The person knows that he is participating in training maneuvers that are directly related to reality and are close to the situations he will encounter in real combat.

In forming a contract, we are working for the future. The only difference is that in our contract, we want to connect with the upper force that we feel close to now. This is why we do exercises that teach us to not detach from it even in states of separation that will come at some later time.

There is no past, present, or future. I do not attract anything from the past; everything exists in me now, in the present. However, today, when I prepare myself for a state of descent, I receive an opportunity to better withstand it.

After all, I have already built the model of this state and did the exercises ahead of time to prepare for what will happen if the Light that Reforms does not come to me, and the strength that supports me will not be there. Otherwise, how could I demand it and act as it was with me.

I form this contract with my friends and the Creator, the force that gives me life and supports me, the force of spiritual life. Right now, this force holds me and gives me the opportunity to listen and learn, but a day could come when I could not come to the lesson, participate in it, advance, or ask questions. Then, I will want the force, which now is close to me and inspires me to study, to stay with me and help me once again.

I train for the future in the exact same way as any sportsman or person who thinks about tomorrow and prepares himself for future action. This is not a written contract, but you can replay this situation within you as if you were going somewhere with somebody else. Come to certain arrangements with another person and do certain things. For this reason, you plan ahead of time how you will be going, what you will say, and how you present yourself. You place yourself in a similar situation ahead of time.

However, what is special about a spiritual contract is that you form it when you are full of strength and plan for a future state of complete hopelessness, trying to become accustomed to it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/26/2011, Writings of Rabash

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A Game That Requires The Whole Of Mind And Heart

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If I know that I am searching for eternal happiness contained in bestowal, but I am not yet feeling it, what should my artificial appeal be like?

Answer: We need to talk more about the qualities we don’t yet possess but are playing with like children. Except that a child perceives his game to be the most serious and real thing, and he grows due to this fact. While when I am playing, I know that this is not serious and not real. Herein lies the whole problem.

If I were able to invest more of the heart and mind into this game, I would be receiving more benefit from it. Although however it may be, the game works nevertheless. The Light is influencing me and I am changing.

Most importantly, one needs to continue. As it is written: “Let anything happen, whatever may come, only do not leave,” and then you will come to it. The Light will keep influencing you ever stronger each time. And even though it may require years, in the end you begin to notice changes inside of you, to value the quality of bestowal, and to move forward with it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/26/2011, Writings of Rabash

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We Have No Other Mission

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is so much time and effort spent on these questions regarding corporeal life, that is, economic and world crises? As a beginner to the study of Kabbalah, this seems like a contradiction to what we are being told in the beginner classes regarding the “spiritual” and “corporeal” life. Can you provide some clarification, please?

Answer: The single purpose of our existence in this world of imaginary reality felt in the property “to receive” is to discover a true reality felt in the property of love and bestowal. To achieve this we are brought to the teacher and the group so that we, in the effort to unite with them into a single whole, would attract upon ourselves the influence of the upper Light and would reveal the world of bestowal.

Today, in addition to the group, the entire world is being revealed as another group. It discovers the harmful egoism within and gradually realizes that egoism is so evil that it wishes to get itself rid of it. Our task is to tell that it’s possible, to explain how it can be done—not by studying Kabbalah, but our world as a global, integral, and closed system, which is becoming a single whole more and more, as well as to instruct them on how we can build a society of mutual guarantee that would correspond to it.

If we assist them, we grow because we do not have any other mission. Baal HaSulam writes about it in the articles “The Giving of the Torah,” “Mutual Guarantee,” and others.

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