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In The Thick Force Field Of Bestowal

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe should be trying to decipher the Creator’s game and get closer to the real picture. And then we will feel that we are in the force field of bestowal, like in a cloud. As it says: “His glory fills the world.”

We are all in this force field. The Upper Light fills all of reality and is in a state of absolute rest. We need to develop our vessel so that we begin feeling the upper Light.

In order to do so, we were given our broken nature so that to the extent that we make efforts to connect, we will begin to reveal ourselves in the force field. This field is unified and whole, but we discover it to the extent that the attribute of bestowal develops in us. The more attributes of bestowal inside me, the stronger the feeling of the force field becomes.

This is how the law of equivalence of form works, like in every physical force field, whether it is electric, magnetic, or radioactive. The only difference is that we can identify the forces that operate on the corporeal level naturally or by instruments that we have built.

However, there are forces and attributes that belong to the speaking level, so in order to perceive them, we have to change and to improve. No instrument can help us here. We have to create our own internal instruments by working on our connection and establishing the attribute of bestowal in us in which we feel and discover this field.

The main thing is not to leave, for even a moment, the thought that we are in a field of bestowal, as in a dense medium. It surrounds all our movements, our body, and our feelings, and fills everything,

There is nothing a person cannot feel, we just have to make efforts and practice. Our job is to develop the  sense, the vessel for feeling that field of bestowal, of the Upper Light we are immersed in.

The exercise of “stay away from evil” that we have just begun is also intended to reach this goal. On the whole and in every lesson, we need only to take the Light into account, to what extent we can somehow evoke desires inside us that will help us approach, feel, and touch the upper force. This is the goal of the lesson.

The exercise of staying away from evil is intended to develop the sense of perceiving bestowal in us, by which we will discover that we are in the force field of the upper.

In one of my first books, I describe the feeling of this field with the example of a person who suddenly felt this spontaneously, as a result of great sufferings that he had experienced in a Siberian prison. Later he read my book and came to meet me. It was very interesting to meet him, but I didn’t feel that he have the spiritual life anymore. This is because the revelation wasn’t the consequence of his purposeful work.
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From the preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/06/14

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The Last Phase Of The Correction

Dr. Michael LaitmanNimrod, the king of Babylon symbolizes the general Malchut. It is the force of receiving about which Pharaoh the king of Egypt says: “The Creator will serve me!” At the same time, Abraham says: “We will serve the Creator.”

This is the reason for the split between Nimrod and Abraham and later between Moses and Pharaoh. The whole dispute is about who will rule, who is the boss. The point of connection between them is created when Israel takes all the gold and silver vessels of Egypt and gradually corrects them during the forty years in the desert, and then even raises them to a level called the land of Israel, and builds the Temple.

This is the point of connection between Bina and Malchut, where the gold and silver vessels that were taken from Egypt ascend to bestowal to the Creator. Then the shattering begins because these vessels are not sufficient for the end of correction. All these vessels belong to GE and in order to perform the correction, there is a need for vessels of AHP, which is why Israel is exiled.

Today, after the exile, we begin to correct the vessels. First we correct the vessels of GE, but in them have collected all the vessels from the depths of AHP, which are all our friends all over the world. It doesn’t matter where they come from and what nationality they are, since now they begin to join GE. Later the AHP that belong to GE will be revealed in us and then the real AHP too.

But the correction is performed differently, not like during the exodus from Babylon and from Egypt. Then GE were corrected separately and later were incorporated in AHP;  they became free of the control of the general AHP and corrected AHP of ascent.

But now the Israeli nation, which corrects itself as GE, already includes the vessels of AHP in it, and so these vessels of GE are enough to correct the real general AHP. The moment the Israeli nation is corrected, the incorporation, the correction, and the filling of the vessels of receiving and of the general AHP will be done through their AHP.
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From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/17/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Conception Of The Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus” (Ki Tazria), 12:1-12:2: And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a woman conceives and gives birth to a male, she will be unclean for seven days; as [in] the days of her menstrual flow, she shall be unclean.'”

The section Ki Tazria begins with the story of man and doesn’t tell us about any animals or plants. Man (Adam) is a desire that we can correct to resemble the Creator. Although at first he is egoistic in all his aspirations, motives, thoughts, and actions, in the corrected state, he has to be fully focused on love and bestowal for others.

We have to constantly work on the desires that are invoked in us and correct them with the help of the Upper Light. Then to the extent that we resemble the Creator, He is revealed to us.

The desire is called female since the next level develops from it. “If a woman conceives” means that the desire is focused on working with the inclination of love and bestowal.

First, we have to examine it and to understand whether it is suitable for our advancement towards resembling the Creator and what the elements of the right advancement in this body should be, which means, in this main desire so that its intentions will be changed into love and bestowal. If our advancement is wrong, it is better to stop it and to remain on the previous level.

Thus Tazria means that you shouldn’t simply participate in the process of the conception of the soul, but rather understand how it grows in you and of what attributes it is made. This is called conception.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/12/14

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Get Rid Of Illusions

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I have often heard the friends say: “I will do my best, and if I don’t achieve anything in this life, at least I will follow this path.” Is this the right approach or not? Or should a person say that: “I will attain spirituality in this life !”?

Answer: In this life means on this level. After all, whatever we don’t feel seems to be beyond this life. It also exists, but in another dimension.

Suppose I live in a body and feel my life through it. However, if I work on myself, I bring myself to a state in which I begin to experience additional feelings in life: new attributes, new desires, and new relations on a higher level; the attributes of bestowal  are due to my connection with others. These attributes have nothing to do with my initial desire (not the body but the desire).

Therefore, I simply fulfill myself on the next level by making myself a more sublime creature. If I can do that, the desires of my current level gradually change into more sublime desires.

Why were we given a body that actually has nothing to do with our desires? After all, we could have desires that are external to our body and fulfill them outside the body.

Comment: It is difficult to picture that.

Answer: Why? Is it difficult for you to imagine that I enjoy a cup of coffee without preparing it, pouring it into a cup, and then pouring it down my throat, and feeling some pleasure in it? It is all about sensors, which are attached external factors! It isn’t the drink.

We can insert electrodes into the brain or put on a helmet with electrodes and feel the same sensations. So where am I actually?

The point is that we are impressed by different things, that there are forces that manage us and it seems that we actually move our hands, and speak to one another, but in fact it isn’t so. The matter, that we feel, doesn’t really exist.

Therefore, our first task is to get rid of this illusion and  rise above it. Then our movements will be rational and not silly like a baby who jerks his hands and legs in every direction and cannot control them.

We will begin to work directly with the forces that invoke us and will know how to respond to them. We will be in bilateral relations with them and will see the goal.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/12/14

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The Right Spiritual Intention

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If in going out to people we want to convey a feeling of connection to them, do we need to relate to them in a particular way, let’s say, like parents to their children, with love?

Answer: We need to relate to them as to unique people among all of humanity. Since the Creator brought you into contact specifically with them, you need to open yourself emotionally with regard to them. The emotional intention determines everything.

Question: We are scheduled to go meet with the upper management of the city. But I have personally felt an internal prejudice against them. Can I  go out to people in such a state?

Answer: Absolutely not. The Creator arranges all of this; He constructs all kinds of distortions and contorted faces for you. And you must relate to Him with love. You stand before others as if you are standing before the Creator. This experience has been prepared for you so that you will see that if you don’t love someone and cannot make him love you, it is a sign that you don’t have the right spiritual intention.

Question: The Light carries out all of the actions with the external public. I don’t feel Him, but only see the positive result, which according to my calculations shouldn’t have happened. How does the work of the Light begin and what depends on me so this work will begin?

Answer: In truth, sometimes you feel internal insensitivity, arrogance, and contempt for everyone. Externally you also speak with difficulty. And suddenly you see that people are really excited and  fired up, even though you weren’t quite configured for this.

But the Light operates according to its own laws. This has happened with me more than once, even in the lessons. The Creator arranges all of this to show you that it makes no difference how you perceive everything. He does His work and in order to provide you with an example of this, He gives you states of contempt, arrogance, and so on, while you must rise above them.
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From a conversation at the Sochi Convention 6/9/14

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How One Develops The Sixth Sense

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: With what method can I begin to develop the sixth sense within me that will make it possible for me to see the true world outside of me?

Answer: Within me is my ego through which I feel everything right now. Within it I always perceive everything the way I want to, and in this manner I see this world. And I need to develop an opposite sense that is directed outward not inward.

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For this I must connect with some other people and build a shared vessel of perception between us that will be the result of our desire to go out of ourselves and unite. Through our yearning for unity, we build a new altruistic sense between us, common to all of us.

Through our building such a mutual sense,  I begin to see what is happening outside of me and call the picture that I see the upper world.
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From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 6/20/14

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Spiritual Mantra

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: From your spiritual height can you recommend to us what would be preferable to do for the sake of unity? The years are going by.

Answer: If you are always thinking about unity in order to discover the only force (the Creator) in it and feel pleasure within it that you summon through your actions, then there is nothing more that needs to be done.

If my thoughts are directed towards this, that in all of my actions in connection to others I discover the Creator in order to feel the pleasure that He feels, then with this I build a vessel (Kli) and summon its filling with the characteristic of bestowal and love, meaning the right state of these two objectives. There is nothing else in the world. We only need to be involved in this; there is no importance to anything else. Whatever you do, whatever you receive, you must aspire to this one goal.

In general there is no obligation to tune into this only in a group or a dissemination event. You can do this wherever you want.

As is written, (Deuteronomy 6:4-6:5) Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God; the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your might. Whether you are sitting or walking, going to sleep or waking up, are at home or outside of it, you must remember this.

The prayer, “Shema Israel” (“Hear, O Israel”) is the same mantra that determines the most essential intention in all a person’s activities. Therefore, it is considered to be the central prayer; even though nobody knows what it was written for.
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From the Conversation at Sochi Convention 6/9/14

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A Continuous Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanI need to organize myself in my inner work so that I will react in a correct manner to any condition that manifests in me. In order to do this, I need to get in touch with its cause—it comes from the Creator—and consequence: I must return this condition to Him. And in the middle, I correctly organize reception and bestowal. I accept “There is none else beside Him” and “everything comes for my own benefit,” and in the end, I bless everything that happens with my desire.

Instead of the “bittersweet” analysis, I use the “true-false” analysis, I relate whatever is happening to truth, and return it to the Creator with gratitude. This is called that I have corrected myself through the circle.

How is that possible? I discover in the process that I do not understand whatever is happening, and this is why I need to ask the Creator for the Light of understanding. Then I need to process this condition properly, meaning that I ask for strength. I also need to have a connection with the Creator in order to develop a proper attitude towards the event. It turns out that even after having received something from Him, I must constantly be connected with Him in my work. How am I to properly process the data otherwise?

After all, all I have is the desire to become like the Creator, connect with Him, and where is the work? This is the work, what else can there be besides it?

Of course, the group is also a part of it. Without the group I do not know how to approach that which I have received from the Creator. After all, I must approach the state I have received from the Creator with my vessel, called the vessel of bestowal, in order to process the state with my mind and feeling.

The group gives me the importance of the Creator, otherwise how am I to regard Him?

I receive the proper attitude towards both the Creator and my action from the group. This is our work.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/26/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.09.14

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