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Man’s Main Work

laitman_933Question: What is the work that I should do, and what is the work that the Light, the upper force, the Creator, performs?

Answer: The work that I should do is to obligate the upper Light to correct me.

My work is called a prayer, a request. I need to really want to perform this movement, which I cannot perform naturally. It is because it is impossible to bestow fully without receiving anything for myself since our nature is absolute egoism.

We can, however, receive this opportunity from above, and it is called the upper Light, the Light of Hassadim. But, it is only if the upper Light impacts me. It is in my power to convince the Light to influence me, but it can be done only through the group, through working with the ten.

Then, I can bestow without asking for any reward or anything in return.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/18/16

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What Is There To Correct?

laitman_275Question: What kind of egoism do we correct in our relationships?

Answer: There is a beastly egoism and a spiritual egoism. It is specifically the spiritual egoism that must be corrected.

We cannot correct the animal egoism. It belongs to the physical body; therefore, we must leave it as it is and think only about what belongs to the connection between us and the group and through the group to the Creator. Everything else will be corrected by itself, integrating automatically within the efforts of a friend to connect with the group and the Creator.

Question: Animal egoism is the desire for food, sex, family, and so forth. But a social level also exists, meaning respect, control, and knowledge. Suppose I have a desire to control the friends. Must I correct this or not?

Answer: You cannot correct it. If you become involved with the connection between the friends, everything will become balanced.

Question: So, what is this spiritual egoism?

Answer: It’s like the story of the old man who was promised three wishes by a golden fish that he caught. His wife first wanted her broken laundry basin fixed but then wanted more and more. So spiritual egoism first wants one thing and then eventually wants control over everything including the Creator and even itself.

Question: What is the connection with the friends here if I already feel the Creator?

Answer: You don’t feel the Creator, you want to be above everything. This is expressed by your dismissal of the advice of the Kabbalists who discovered the upper world, accepting it from the Creator. You are not interested in using their advice.

It is specifically an ego like this that must be corrected. Everything else will be corrected automatically by being integrated in what you do. Start working and you will feel that you want to be above everyone, including above the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16

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Establishing A Connection With The Creator

laitman_527_03Question: How can we find external methods and tools for bestowal? Is it possible not to bestow to people, but to something else?

Answer: Basically, we should bestow to the Creator. We have to reach the right interaction with Him, adhesion with Him, and reach His revelation. This is the meaning of our existence.

If we establish the right connection with the Creator, people will of course feel better too. Not because we will begin to treat them better, but because the correct attitude toward the Creator invokes a positive effect on all created beings.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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Is The Universe Intelligent?

laitman_746_02Question: Is the universe intelligent?

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, intelligence or mind is called the Light of Hochma, and only a person who attains certain levels in spirituality can have such Light. Therefore, people who are considered intelligent in our world don’t really have a mind or intelligence from the Kabbalistic perspective

However, when we begin to work with our desires with the intention of in order to bestow, the energy, the Light that fill us, is called the Light of Hochma (Wisdom), the power of the mind. In this state, we become the owners of the control system of creation.

Question: Kabbalists say that nature and the Creator are one and the same. If that’s the case, is nature intelligent?

Answer: It depends on what you mean. If you mean the Creator when referring to“nature, then the Creator is wise. Everything that He stands for in our perception is wisdom (intelligence).
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/25/16

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An Illusion Or A Taste Of Spiritual Experience?

Laitman_065Question: When I am immersed in reading The Book of Zohar I feel very powerful waves of emotions. Is this a corporeal illusion or a taste of spiritual experience?

Answer: If you study the wisdom of Kabbalah, listen to or watch the lessons, you are undoubtedly participating in the process of self-correction. This is the reason that you feel the buds of spirituality.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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My Friend’s Physicality Is My Spirituality

laitman_549_01Question: Do I need to think about the spiritual advancement of my friends?

Answer: If you are in a group, you need to be concerned about the progress of your friends.

Question: Must a person in a group be concerned first about his friend having everything necessary and only then be concerned about one’s own advancement?

Answer: First of all, you must ask yourself whether a friend has everything necessary for normal existence. If not, then try to help him. All the rest of the time, you must think about what else you must do for him to attain the Creator. This is because his spiritual advancement is the best means for your spiritual advancement.

Together, you are a spiritual cell. If you think about him, a cell like this will certainly ascend and advance. But if you think about yourself, you will descend.

Therefore, it is said that the physicality of a friend is my spirituality.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16

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Mutual Support

laitman_943The Torah, Deuteronomy 22:04: You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fallen [under its load] on the road, and ignore them. [Rather,] you shall pick up [the load] with him.

A donkey or an ox are animals that carry heavy loads.

If you see that a friend in a group falls in his spiritual work and is unable to fulfill it, you must help him.

I do not want to talk about how this happens inside a person—who is his brother or his neighbor, but we work among us in the group in exactly the same manner. Life is difficult for those who are gathered as a special group of people, working among themselves only to achieve greater adhesion in order to reveal the Creator. After all, our entire existence must be directed precisely to a spiritual goal, and this is what the Torah talks about.

Its laws are prescribed only for the group of people who devote their entire lives to attaining the Creator from their mutual connection.

So, if you see that your friend in spiritual work cannot cope with his ego and stumbles and falls all the time, you have to help him. You have to inspire him, to talk to him, to invite him to your place, to study together with him; that is, do everything possible to support him. Next time you will be in his place, and he will help you in return.

It always works mutually. By helping him, you join him or he joins you, as a lower part with a higher one, and you both rise spiritually.

But you should understand that if you see him falling or rising, this is how you perceive him. Everything happens in relation to you individually, and is given to you to make you rise. This means that “your brother is inside you.” There is nothing outside of us. All the neighbors, oxen, cows, sheep, etc.—is all within us. These are our human or animate desires, which we need to correct in this way.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/28/16

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New Life #839 – Assimilation, Connection, And Anti-Semitism

New Life #839 – Assimilation, Connection, And Anti-Semitism
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

We are the root of connection in the world. If we are not connected, the world will not be able to receive the force of connection through us. It is only the connection between the Jews, who have a special spark, that can bring the force of connection to the world.

If we don’t connect by ourselves, then anti-Semitism will force us to do so.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #839 – Assimilation, Connection And Anti Semitism,” 3/14/17

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