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The High Priest’s Qualities, Part 3

laitman_232_06 4.  Wealth

“The High Priest has to be monetarily more stable than other Cohens.” (“Let There Be Light,” “Leviticus,” “Emor”).

Correcting our Kelim (vessels) and receiving the Light of Hochma means that we are “wealthy.”

Money (“Kesef” – derives from the word “Kisuf” – covering) indicates a screen (Masach). Cohens use the money to satisfy other people’s needs, to help them and to connect with them.

Financially, the high priest has to be much “better off” than the other Cohens, i.e., he has to have a big “screen” (Kesef, Kisuf – the money) so that he uses the money as a “safety umbrella” to cover his people. The high priest possesses the power that can absorb all desires, properties, and hopes of his people, makes them more dignified, brings them to the next spiritual level, and correctly orients them towards the Upper Light so that the latter benefits them, not hurts.

Each next level includes all previous steps. The lower steps are similar to the corresponding points of the next step. That’s why a Cohen has to have a screen that covers all of them.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/14/14

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How Can I Stop Myself From Condemning The Creator?

Laitman_509Question: How can a person stop himself from condemning the Creator?

Answer: A person cannot stop himself from doing so. We are not in control, at best we can request. By requesting, we operate the Light that Reforms, but we don’t perform the actual action. Only the Light can perform the correction.

The Light of the “world of Infinity” that appears at my request by fulfilling my desire to improve—to get closer, to adapt myself to the Creator—performs the necessary actions. Only the request is mine, and it must be only in order to bestow so that I will be attracted only to bestowal and that my accounts are only according to that.

I don’t take my feelings into account. It makes no difference if it feels good or bad, and I only see to what extent I can justify the Creator. This is the only thing that hurts me. My pain is not related to my corporeal body but to my attitude toward it. Will I be able to justify the Creator on top of my feelings in my corporeal body and to be adhered to Him until I love Him, or not?

In the meantime, my living flesh is cut seven times a day, but I prefer the point of adhesion in its posterior. Then, its face is revealed, which is indeed a great pleasure, but absolutely not in my old, egoistic vessels and not in the same Light of pleasure that I thought about and expected.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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The Filling Of Complete Emptiness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the meaning of preparing myself for continuous emptiness and the feeling of this filling?

Answer: There is the correction of the vessels and the filling of the vessels. Everything takes place inside a person and I have to prepare my vessel in order to receive everything as good and nothing more is needed.

I receive everything that I have from Above, from the Creator, from there is none else besides Him, and therefore I have to yearn for feeling good only from the fact that I receive from Him. This is called the purification of the vessels, the level of Bina, Hafetz Hesed. My desire to receive is corrected to such an extent that it doesn’t demand anything for itself except for the feeling of connection with the Creator, which is what fills it completely.

I don’t care about any state that may come, ranging from the best to the worst, all the terrible emptiness and different extreme states, since I am above my vessel with a Masach (screen) and the Ohr Hozer (Returning Light).

If I am adhered to the fact that everything comes from the Creator, I fully accept every state with my complete mind and to the depth of my heart, in all my accounts, desires, intentions, and feelings. This is called the level of absolute bestowal, Hafetz Hesed, the first essential correction of the desire to receive, after which it is possible to reach bestowal unto the Creator. This is a kind of cleansing from my ego.

If the state comes from the Creator and I am in a world that is totally managed by the upper force, I don’t care about what I feel in my desire to receive. If it was sent by the upper force, it must be good, and therefore I am calm.

I don’t feel that I am a hypocrite and I don’t pressure myself, but actually feel that I am truly in a state of correction. Anything can take place in my mind and heart, but I only want to be adhered to one point, to the thought that it comes from the Creator.

Therefore, I am in actual bestowal in Hafetz Hesed, on top of all the events that can possibly come along, be it wars, troubles, fears, anxieties, conflicts, eruptions, the worst possible events and the best ones, I know that it comes from the Creator and this thought is enough to cover all the feelings in my desire to receive.

A very strong Reforming Light that comes from above is necessary for such a correction, the Light of Hochma that affects my desire to receive and raises it to the vessel of Bina. But in the meantime it illuminates in a concealed manner, in the form of the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light).
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Seeing Other Worlds

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe integration between the two forces, reception and bestowal, is the foundation of creation. Modern science is approaching this phenomenon, but still is not ready to feel it. The scientists are approaching some threshold after which they will discover that time, space, and movement don’t exist, that there is no life and death, and that matter doesn’t exist, not even fundamental particles. Rather, all of these are found in our sensations.

What does exist? How do we acquire the senses for the new dimension?

Scientists already have reached the conclusion that there is no life and death, rather everything is derived from some kind of internal sensation. So, who are we? Does my body truly exist, or does it only seem that way to me? The concept of “existence” disappears; for whom does it exist? Recent scientific articles indicate that they reach that it is purely internal contemplation.

Question: Suppose that Kabbalists have a goal that many people might see as transient, but is still a goal. The goal of the scientists is simply to discover something, and what else?

Answer: The same goal exists for us and for the scientists. We want to discover the purpose of life! What difference does it make if we call it Creator, nature, or anything else? I want to discover the truth, but I am not ready to do this because I discover it in regard to myself; and, if I change, it also changes. This is to say that it is no longer the truth, it is no longer absolute, and if we are talking about the absolute, I cannot attain it. I am not prepared to feel and understand it because I am not ready for this. I must change myself beforehand. However, how can I change regarding the same space in which I will discover the truth?

This is truly a theory of relativity, but not that of Einstein. Rather, it is more modern. After all, we now find ourselves on the threshold of crossing the barrier into the realization of a new space. It is possible to call this a space because it is felt within us, similar to our space. However, it is up to each of us to check as to whether we have felt the truth. This is obligatory. We can examine this only on condition that we go outside ourselves and calibrate ourselves relative to something eternal and whole. How do we do this? It is exactly here that science stops and fails. So, the scientists will ultimately begin to hear us. They will have a great yearning to advance, together with the great disappointment that they cannot advance because of the barrier that they are not ready to cross. They will understand that on the other side of the barrier is found something that they are not ready to perceive because they have no other senses, and where are these senses found? How are they acquired? How do we change in order to acquire them?

When a state like this is created, they will be ready to listen to and understand us. They will have all the preconditions of yearning, a tremendous attraction to advancement, the recognition of their powerlessness, and the feeling that we are talking about something that arises on the same standard as their sensation.

What is science? It is a yearning to discover the Creator. Scientists aspire to discover the Creator, but they call Him nature. We also call Him nature, but for them, nature is only the laws that operate in this world, and we are saying that nature is much broader. We offer the investigation of the laws of the next world.

When people become the subject of investigation, their values are changed. This is even though we don’t think this way because we have become used to thinking that we are unchanging. For example, in a mathematical formula, one factor is a constant, and the rest of the factors change, and that is how we solve the equation. After that, we begin to change this factor and don’t change the others, and so on.

That is how it is with us as well. We think that we don’t need to change ourselves and are exploring a changing nature. However, when we reach a barrier, a blind alley, we begin to hear and understand something as researchers. However, if we begin to change ourselves, could it be that we also discover that we cause a change? When we begin to be changed, we acquire new senses.

The scientists say that perception is subjective. If emotion is subjective, let’s change the subject, and then we will see other worlds.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/13

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Like A Bundle Of Reeds—Corrections Through The Ages, Part 1

Like a Bundle of ReedsLike A Bundle of Reeds, Why Unity and Mutual Guarantee Are Today’s Call of the Hour, Michael Laitman, Ph.D.

Chapter 3: Corrections Through the Ages
The Evolution of the Correction Method

In the previous chapter, we said that desires grow from still, to vegetative, to animate, to speaking. We said that this progression occurs both externally, in the overall nature, and internally, within us. We also said that only at the speaking level within us do we have free choice, but that to make choices that are beneficial to us, we must first learn how Nature operates at its root.

Finally, we said that Israel represents the desire to know the root, the Creator, the Maker of all there is, and that Abraham was the first to discover this root. He tried to teach his contemporaries, and today we Jews, the offspring of that desire, must carry on with Abraham’s vocation and complete his assignment.

What Abraham discovered was that the only problem with his countryfolk was their growing egos. They were growing too self-centered to maintain a sustainable society. They used to be of “One language and of one speech,” but due to their growing egos they became alienated and uncommunicative. They grew so indifferent to one another, so uncaring and preoccupied with self-extolling that, as mentioned in the previous chapter, “If a person fell and died [while building the tower of Babel] they would not mind him. But if a brick fell they would sit and cry and say, ‘When will another come up in its stead.’”[i]

Worse yet, Abraham discovered that the growing ego was not about to stop growing. It was an inherent trait in human nature, a distinct characteristic of the speaking level that the ego should constantly grow because it is fueled by envy of others. In his “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot (Shining and Welcoming Face),” Baal HaSulam writes, “The Creator instilled three inclinations in the masses [people], called ‘envy,’ ‘lust,’ and ‘honor.’ Due to them, the masses develop degree by degree to educe a face of a whole man.”[ii] In other words, envy is not evil in and of itself, and yet it has to be dealt with, corrected, and aimed in a constructive direction.

[i] Pirkey de Rabbi Eliezer [Chapters of Rabbi Eliezer], Chapter 24

[ii] Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot [Shining and Welcoming Face]” (Ashlag Research Institute, Israel, 2009), 134.

 

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.25.15

Writings of Rabash, Letter 39

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Correction and the End of Correction,” Item 46

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 8

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