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Nachshon Is A Property Of Full Bestowal

laitman_232_09Question: What property does Nachshon ben Amminadab, who was the first to jump into the Red Sea, symbolize in a man?

Answer: The Gematria (numerical value) named Nachshon ben Amminadab indicates the height of his spiritual condition is a property of a clean Bina.

It gives him the opportunity to stand up against a wall of water. On one hand, water is this soft property, which is the basis of life, and on the other hand, it is a harsh property as manifested as Gevurot, the force of the court.

The harsh and soft forces, lurking in the water, can be moved only by rising above egoism. Nachshon is able to do this because before a man breaks away from egoism, everything parts as he completely adheres to the Creator.

There is no empty space in the world: either reception, egoism, or bestowal, the property of the Creator. Once raised above the ego, you do not enter a vacuum but the property of the Creator, as Noah did when he entered the ark. So it is here, you enter the property of bestowal, as one may enter a cocoon, and there you exist in it. This is the effect of Nachshon. The sea harms someone, as in the story of the flood, and someone else gets to be saved.

Thus the actions of Noah and Nachshon are the same actions that occur at different levels of egoism and return to square one in the four stages of development. This takes place at each stage. This is the spiritual advancement.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/30/14

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There Is Hope!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The issue of unity and connection has never been so dominant. Even the parents of the three boys who were kidnapped last year keep saying how much power they received from the unity and felt that their problem was everyone’s problem. So why is the unity we feel among the people these days not as strong as it was before?

Answer: We simply see the lack of connection in a much higher resolution and in much greater accuracy. Instead of what previously seemed correct, the scale has become greater now and we see that there is no connection at present.

Question: How can we prove to a person that outcomes, such as the kidnappings, can be changed by actions of connection?

Answer: You want to show a person a clear and direct connection and that if he brings about connection in a certain place, it will lead to connection in another place. You will never be able to do that.

But there are many cases in life when we are sure that our actions help although we don’t see a direct connection. Therefore, people go out to demonstrate and attend public meetings. I cannot show a person the connection between things that he cannot perceive with his senses, since this is the revelation of the Creator’s actions to the created being. He has not yet reached such a level since he doesn’t have the senses that allow him to see that.

There can be a very level headed, rational person who is not carried away by emotions and who can say that all these actions of connection are totally useless and that the search for the kidnapped boys was a military matter and that it had nothing to do with him. If he didn’t feel any connection to that, there is nothing we could do. In order to see the connection, he has to correct his desires so that they are in order to bestow and then he will discover within them to what extent the upper Light is related to these desires. Therefore, we must simply draw these people to connection through different explanations that show them that the connection is beneficial and that through this, we could have helped free the boys and help them get back home safely.

If a person agrees to participate in a workshop, we have to make him feel that a special force awakens in the connection between us and that it can do something beyond our ordinary nature. It can change the current situation. When a person feels the force of connection, it will impress him beyond his current level. We can explain that we are all connected to one another, that we are all in one system, that all of humanity is connected and that if you correct yourself, you insert the force of correction into everyone.

In fact, before the revelation, it is impossible to prove anything to a person, but we see that people study for years and don’t leave due to the expectation for the revelation. They believe that the revelation will occur sometime since an illumination from a distance sustains them. A person who has participated in a workshop or a circle will also feel such an illumination from a distance. The feeling that these actions can really affect and change the situation awakens in him, since the Light operates on him.

There is hope. Otherwise I wouldn’t gather people. I am already committed to them this way and I make them my partners. I cannot show them the world the way I see it and they don’t know that we open the way for the Light that will fix everything. It will not only successfully solve problems such as kidnappings, but will also correct the whole world. We will ascend to the top, become more respected and actually become a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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A New Global Empire

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and  lecturer, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.): “From the 2nd century BCE, most of the people lived in empires. In the 20th century, the dominant political ideal was the ideal of the nation-state: sovereign, and the people were the source of all power. The supreme duty of the state was to defend the interests of the national collective.

“Accordingly, the idea that there should be as many independent states as nations in the world emerged.

“In the 21st century, nationalism is rapidly losing ground. Separate empires remain in the past. In the future, people will live in a one world empire. A unified government for the whole Earth awaits us in the near future.

“More and more people are coming to the conclusion that the only legitimate source of political power is humanity, rather than separate nations, and that the main objective of the policy should be the interests of the whole human race and upholding human rights. In this case, the existence of 200 nation-states is a hindrance.

“The world is still politically fragmented, but the real autonomy of nation-states is rapidly declining. No country is able to pursue an independent economic policy, to declare and wage war on a whim, and even carry out its own internal policies.

”Countries are increasingly influenced by global markets, international corporations and NGOs, and international public opinion and a common judicial system are becoming more influential.

“States are forced to reckon with the international standards of financial conduct, environmental policy and justice. Powerful flows of capital, labor and information are spreading throughout the world, transforming it, and the boundaries and positions of individual nation-states carry less importance.

“The world empire is being created before our eyes, and it will be ruled not by a separate state or ethnic group – this new world would be managed by the multinational elite, and common culture and common interests will bind it together.”

My Comment: It is gratifying to see how higher knowledge begins to gradually settle in the minds of the people of our world. The correct perspective of development is being revealed to them, according to the goal of nature to bring all its parts to a single, synergistic whole. Our fate depends on how we can sensibly and actively participate in this process.
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Property Which Parted The Sea

laitman_238_02The Midrash “BeShalach”: Although the sea has not yet parted, the sons of Israel continued to move deeper towards the mighty waves. Water has already reached them up to the neck.

Moses stretched out his hand toward rolling waves and commanded the sea, “In the name of the Creator, make way!” But the sea did not obey.

The sea did not want to change its borders, which were established during the six days of the Creation. The Creator commanded Moses to raise his staff and to threaten the sea, in the same way as the host raises his stick at the rebellious servant. However, the waves did not retreat, and continued to heave.

Then the Shechina (the phenomenon of the Creator) appeared before the sea and it parted. “Why now, the sea, are you gone?” Moshe asked the sea. The reply came,  “I retreat just for the King of the World Himself!”

Even in distant countries the roar of the sea being ruptured was heard. At this point, not only the Yam Suf (the Final Sea) parted, but the water of lakes and wells in all countries have parted, even the water in jugs has parted!

Thus a miracle appeared in the whole world! Water around the world returned to its natural state only after the Yam Suf water (the Final Sea water) took its usual position.

The movement of people takes place in the general property of Bina, and all parts of Bina, no matter where they may be, have imbedded Bina’s properties in the properties of Malchut. And if the people reach bestowal, then Bina starts to work at all levels just like in a chain reaction. Therefore, it is said, “the waters of lakes and wells were parted in all countries, and even the water in a pitcher has parted.”

Question: Why didn’t the sea obey the command of Moses?

Answer: In order to exit from egoism, it can be accomplished only by the help of the upper Light under the influence of GAR de Bina and the huge Light Hochma, i.e., properties that are called “the Creator.”

Every effort must be taken in order to do this, but it turned out that no one but Nachshon possessed such an opportunity: neither Moses nor Aaron knew, even the priests did not know anything about the property of “Nachshon.”

Usually, a person has no properties that would ever come forward, like a group of athletes that run to the finish, where a leader breaks out ahead. But this group has to come together to the finish line, and if they do not run together, then neither the first nor the last person reaches the finish line.

The main thing is for the whole group to come together to the sacred goal. The leading person of the group has to set the tone since one runs in front, but each time the leader changes. With this, none of the characteristic properties of any person get lost, but rather they must occur at least for a moment while a person is being led and while leading the whole humanity.

Let us say all of humanity is a circle. I am in this circle with my inherent property. While I am in this property I should be once in front of everyone and once behind everyone. Every person does the same. The real property of each person is necessarily manifested twice as leading the whole of humanity and as being led by all mankind.

Question: A concept of “leading mankind” is clear, but why should it be guided by all of mankind?

Answer: There cannot be one without the other, because only in this way the true property of a person manifests itself. All other properties are mixed together. And one’s private quality should manifest only as Keter and Malchut.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/30/14

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Fear And Helplessness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I had an encounter with people on the street not long ago in which there were many unexpected interferences and I found myself in a position of helplessness and despair. How can I focus directly on our goal and not circle around it?

Answer: This confusion was on purpose in order to bring you to deeper and deeper clarifications. This happens in every state, on every level and to every person. It happens to everyone.

Clarify this point and it will become clearer. Then you will encounter many more such situations and you will always feel helpless. The helplessness stems from the fact that it isn’t in your power to correct anything and that you are not in control of the situation, but this is actually a good thing. What you lack here is to hold on to the host and to be in contact with Him.

There is nothing you can but to continue. Everyone reaches such states and such discernments, and although you describe them nicely, you still have no contact with the upper Light. Even if you had such contact, there would still be disconnections so that you would be able to rise from one level to the next each time you feel helpless at a certain point a along the way.

It is just like King David wrote in the Book of Psalms: “You have hidden your face from me and I was frightened!” This is good since it shakes a person a little and takes the Klipot (shells) from him. When a person is in a state of fear, anxiety, insecurity, and disorientation, it is actually a good thing. We should see where it all comes from and how the Creator summons you to adhere to Him.
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From the preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/03/14

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A Straight Road For Us And The Entire World

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What forced the children of Israel to receive the Torah at Mt. Sinai?

Answer: It was the troubles, the problems, and the sufferings. What else can be an incentive if you are within your egoistic desire?

However, there are different sufferings: those that come from the world around you and those that you evoke internally. One way or the other, we cannot advance without troubles, and the question is only whether they are sent to you externally or if you evoke them internally by studying, in thoughts, in understanding and recognition. As it is written: “Who is wise? One who sees the future.” If you act by yourself, it is sufficient to develop by the path of “I will hasten it,” without waiting for troubles to push you forward. They also force us to hasten time, but there is a great difference.

If I am wise, I advance straight toward the goal. If I am not, I stop on the way, and then troubles make me move. I escape them, and then I go straight to the goal anyway. However, by that, I prolong the path. Instead of taking the short, easy way, I follow the long, hard way.

A Straight Road For Us And The Entire World

One way or another, I eventually reach the same thing. So, to help me choose the short way from the start, I must listen to Kabbalists who tell us about the method of correction. My success depends on whether I listen to them or not.

Question: How can we hear them and pass on this message to the people of Israel?

Answer: There must be a recognition of the greatness of the group, the teacher, and the Creator in order to make the goal seem important to you. As for the people of Israel, everything depends on us.

We are the ones who have freewill. We can sharpen our senses through working in the group and by the efforts we must make. We know what it is about so we hear what we are told while others cannot hear it yet.

They have to receive it from us. They will be able to join us passively after we disseminate the message.

Question: How will they see the straight road, the red line in the drawing?

Answer: They will follow us. We will advance with them as Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE) and AHP. After all, we can advance by only a few steps along the red line to the extent that we acquire the system.

At every stage, we must fulfill it before we rise to the next level. Therefore, it is impossible to advance without the vessels of AHP. We simply don’t understand how dependent we are on them.

AHP is all the “nations of the world” and Israel is only Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE), the first nine vessels of bestowal that come from the Creator: Keter, Hochma, and GAR of Bina. On the whole, the vessels of GAR are part of Godliness from above, although this part is shattered.

In Israel, there is nothing, and they cannot advance and cannot arrange the connection with the Creator without the vessels of receiving, those that should be corrected and brought to adhesion. However, they cannot do that by themselves, so the shattering occurred, and, as a result, the vessels of Israel and of the “nations of the world” were mixed and incorporated.

A Straight Road For Us And The Entire World
Now, there is part of AHP above and part of GE below. This allows them to arrange the connection between them, which otherwise would be impossible.

It first happened during the destruction of the First Temple (at the level of Mochin de Haya) when the ten tribes were dispersed among the nations and disappeared. The second time the connection was established was during the destruction of the Second Temple (at the level of Mochin de Neshama) when the two tribes that were left dispersed.

The first time, we lost the parts that belong to real AHP. It was a descent from the level of Hochma to the level of Bina. In the second case, the two tribes didn’t disappear; they only were in exile.

Eventually, thanks to the mixing, a connection was formed, an incorporation of GE and AHP, and now we can begin to “feel” these strings. The vessels of GE that fell into AHP became religions.

The same happened in the Israeli nation: AHP that rose to GE was expressed in Judaism. In other words, instead of spirituality, a person imagines corporeality, and instead of “love thy friend as thyself,” he performs different physical actions, not internally in his desire, but externally in matter. However, eventually, thanks to the incorporation, we can be corrected.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/10/12, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.02.15

Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 1, “Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words,” Item 12

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