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Without Exile It Is Impossible To Attain Redemption

laitman_260_01The level of Nefesh Ruach de Ruach (VAK de Ruach) is called exile and Gar de Ruach is redemption. Nefesh is not considered because it is only a motionless state, and Ruach is already the beginning of the work.

VAK de Ruach is our effort to do everything possible. However, in the meantime, there is no contact with the Light, and so this is called exile. It is impossible to feel exile on a level that is less than Nefesh Ruach de Ruach (VAK de Ruach).

A person comes to study and doesn’t understand what exile this is talking about at all. However, if we develop a connection between us correctly in which we discover the Creator, this is called redemption, and the lack of connection between us, because the characteristic of bestowal and love called the Creator is not awakened in us, is called exile.

That is how we can begin to calibrate the relationships between us. If the intensity of the connection between us is more than the level of the still and reaches Nefesh Ruach de Ruach (VAK de Ruach), this is considered exile. However, we already feel that this is exile. We really feel the lack of finding the Ohr HaRuach, meaning the Gar de Ruach that already indicates movement, meaning a feeling of vitality, an internal power.

The main thing is to get used to always speaking about building the ten Sefirot in the connection between us. During the process of this work, we constantly move through all kinds of changes and states, some of which are called exile. To the degree that we make an effort to draw help from above, we advance. This is the work in the Egyptian exile.

If we don’t ask, don’t pray, don’t try to connect, which brings us to prayer, then we don’t work through the exile and don’t advance toward redemption. This is because in spirituality time is the number of operations or changes that we are trying to make.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/26/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Only A Miracle Can Help

laitman_236_02It is possible to feel the exile only on condition that a person wants to reach bestowal, invests much effort in every way possible, and sees that he is not able to attain what is desired with his own powers.

Then, to the degree of his suffering and effort, it is possible to declare that he feels he is in exile as if they are holding him by the hands and feet and won’t let him break through to bestowal. He tries with all his might to break free, yet something stops him and doesn’t let him do this.

He seems to succeed at something, but ultimately it turns out that all of this was for his own sake. He tries again and discovers that he gets the power and the vigor from his ego. He intended to do this and he supposed that his work was for the sake of Heaven, that it was pure bestowal, and suddenly he discovers that all of this was for the sake of his desire for pleasure that deceived him. All of this brings the feeling of the Egyptian servitude and exile.

From Rabash’s article, “What is the blessing, ‘Who Has Made a Miracle for Me in This Place’ in the Work?”: And it must be known that a person is under the control of a desire to receive for himself, it is called the “Egyptian exile.” For when we enter into this work, the magnitude of the dominance of evil in one is gradually revealed.

 As it is written, “…and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage….” (Exodus 2:23), meaning that they began to work on bestowal and saw that they were unable to do this work because the Egyptians dominated them. And then they saw that they didn’t have the ability to leave the Egyptian exile, but the Holy One, blessed be He, could take them out.

This is a great revelation, discovering, first of all, that I am not free. A second thing is that it fills me with the spirit of impurity that dominates me and forces me to act egoistically, only for myself.

This is not even for my own good, for there is me and there is some kind of spirit that enters into me and fills me inside. This evil spirit constantly eats at me and pushes me toward acting for its sake and benefit.

I am separated from the spirit that exists in me, and I hate it, yet I cannot do anything with it. This is like a cancerous tumor inside, and I dream of being freed from it, yet I cannot. After I try with all my might to be freed from it, I discover that only the higher power above me, only a miracle, can help me remove this spirit of impurity that obligates me to work for its benefit at every moment, and I constantly search for how to fill myself. Basically, it is not even for myself, but for it.

This is the feeling of subjugation and the discovery that only the higher power is prepared to release me from it. I am entirely under this control that fills me and shackles my hands. Only one point of observation remains in me from which I can see that this strange force dominates me and surrounds me. It is the only thing that fills my heart and mind.

Precisely from this point that remains, I can connect with the Creator. I don’t have the ability to do anything with this spirit and foreign dominance within me, and so the need to turn to the Creator appears in me in contrast to this evil internal dominance.

It becomes clear to me that there can be another good dominance, and I want to turn toward that. This means that I have located the Creator. This is because what existed before, which I imagined was the higher power, didn’t belong to that at all. Rather, this was the same Pharaoh.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/1/14, Writing of Rabash

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Working In The Field

Laitman_707The Torah, “Leviticus” 27:16, 27:19: And if a man consecrates some of the field of his inherited property to the Lord, the valuation shall according to its sowing: an area which requires a chomer of barley seeds at fifty silver shekels…But if he consecrates his field after the Jubilee, the Cohen shall calculate the money for him, according to the remaining years until the [next] Jubilee year, and it shall be deducted from the valuation.

A field refers to the area of the desires that we can use. The land itself symbolizes the lowest most primitive initial desires (the level of the still nature). But they can be turned into desires on the vegetative level by force, and the desires on the vegetative level can be raised to the animate level and from the animate level to the level of the speaking. This is the reason that a field is the basis, the foundation of our work.

The main thing we have to do is to see the field as an opportunity for attaining the highest spiritual level. This is the reason that the Torah speaks so much about buying and selling land, about occupying areas and about working in the field, terms which don’t refer to physical actions in the corporeal world but to raising the desires on zero level (the land) to desires on level one, two, three, and four, which means on the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking nature. This is working in the field.

There are, of course, weeds, trees that bear fruit, and trees that don’t bear fruit. There are fields where cattle and wild animals graze. This means that the land is the basis, the foundation of everything that exists: the basic desire from which a person develops everything else. In our world working the land is a natural action since the evolutionary forces push us to do so, while in the spiritual world a person begins everything from scratch, from zero, clarifying which desire awakens inside him each time and what he should do with it.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/14

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In 2070, Islam Will Be The Leading Religion In The World

Laitman_182_02In the News (from PewResearchCenter): “The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group. …

“While the world’s population is projected to grow 35% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 73% – from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.8 billion in 2050. In 2010, Muslims made up 23.2% of the global population. Four decades later, they are expected to make up about three-in-ten of the world’s people (29.7%). …

“More than a third of Muslims are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East, regions that are projected to have the biggest population increases.”

My Comment: It is said in Kabbalah that before the coming of the Messiah (enlightenment of humanity), Islam will dominate the world and foment wars on all continents. See the book At The End Of Days.

This is a prerequisite for manifestation of darkness before the light, as it is written that light is revealed out of darkness, and how the liberation of collective egoism took place in Egyptian darkness.
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Fearing The Sound Of A Rustling Leaf

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus”, 26:36 – 26:37: And those of you who survive I will bring fear in their hearts in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a rustling leaf will pursue them; they will flee as one flees the sword, and they will fall, but there will be no pursuer. Each man will stumble over his brother, [fleeing] as if from the sword, but without a pursuer. You will not be able to stand up against your enemies.   

We have to fulfill our role. This is our only salvation! What is more, it makes no difference where we live; we have a mission that we have to carry out with regard to the nations of the world, and therefore not everyone has to live in Israel. But we have to engage in fulfilling our mission! If it requires the physical return to Israel, then we will also have to do that. The main thing is to fulfill our mission.

However, I don’t believe that we can completely fulfill our mission somewhere abroad. But in Israel, we have to do everything in our power so that the people will know of our mission and will understand the reason for it. Even if they are seemingly in their right place, the situation isn’t right; we are surrounded by both external and internal enemies.

Each man will stumble over his brother, [fleeing] as if from the sword, but without a pursuer. You will not be able to stand up against your enemies. These words refer to our internal state. Although we will be affected by external problems, it will not be to such an extent, but we will begin to feel that our situation is scary, flawed, shaking, and dependent without any real basis, because we have actually brought it upon ourselves.

This is actually what a person has to understand. The most interesting point is that we can offer ourselves, our nation, the whole world, and the Creator, who is waiting for it, a bright future. But we don’t want to do anything and are ready to sit and shake with fear like scared rabbits. It is because the sound of a rustling leaf can hardly be heard, while we hear it and shake.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/12/14

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Within The Framework Of The Laws Of Nature

laitman_558The Torah, “Leviticus,” 26:37 – 26:38: Each man will stumble over his brother, [fleeing] as if from the sword, but without a pursuer. You will not be able to stand up against your enemies. You will become lost among the nations, and the land of your enemies will consume you.

If we don’t engage in spiritual work, everything that is in us will disappear: the desire for the Creator, for bestowal and the ability to ascend spiritually. Everything will be swallowed, but the ego will become even more closed and sealed.

We are within the framework of the laws of nature, in its matrix, in its formula. If we are incorporated in it correctly, then accordingly our exit from it will be correct: It will be good for us and the whole world and desirable for the Creator. Otherwise nature will respond in a negative correlation.

This is the only thing about which the Torah speaks. However, it doesn’t tell us exactly and concretely about all the criteria, but rather presents it allegorically, with metaphors.

If we translate them from the simple meaning to a Kabbalistic meaning (to numbers, levels, frameworks, and forces) we will see that great forces will pressure us, bringing us to great sufferings. This will continue until we begin to balance ourselves with the call of nature, with the Creator.

The Israeli nation has mixed with the other nations for two thousand years in order to begin its correction now, in order to correct them and then enable the Creator to be revealed in them, because the Creator cannot be revealed in us. We are called vessels of bestowal, and we symbolize the attributes in which the Creator cannot be revealed because they are very weak. We actually need the Aviut (thickness), the desires, the deficiencies, and the great powers of the whole world, which we have to correct and offer the Creator so that He can be revealed.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.01.15

Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam,” Article 927 

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Articles for Shavuot, Parashat, “Tetzaveh,” Item 62 

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 3, Part 9, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 1

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” Item 17 

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