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Joshua’s Spirit Of Wisdom

Laitman_001.02Torah, Deuteronomy 34:09: Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the children of Israel obeyed him, and they did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Joshua is the next step, inferior to Moses. But since it is lower and slightly immersed in egoism, Joshua can lead the people further and higher, can conquer the egoistic desires, and can transform them into bestowal. This is the meaning of the “work in the land of Israel.”

Moses cannot do this. Therefore, he transfers his duties to Joshua.

Torah, Deuteronomy 34:10 – 34:12: And there was no other prophet who arose in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, as manifested by all the signs and wonders, which the Lord had sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and all his servants, and to all his land, and all the strong hand, and all the great awe, which Moses performed before the eyes of all Israel.

The property of Keter (the Creator) and the property of GAR de Bina (Moses) are the same properties of absolute bestowal. This is why it is written that they were “face to face.”
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 2/6/17

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What Is The Difference Between Trepidation And Fear?

Laitman_632.1Question: What is the difference between fear and trepidation?

Answer: Fear is an animalistic (egoistic) feeling. The term “fear” is very rarely used in Kabbalah. It uses the word “trepidation,” a feeling that I possibly do not do enough of what I should do.

Question: Do Kabbalists have no animalistic fear?

Answer: A Kabbalist is a human being like everyone else. Therefore, everything depends on his state. If he falls, he can fall below any person. If he rises, he rises to the level of the Creator.

Question: But does something make a Kabbalist different from an ordinary person?

Answer: It is only the connection with the Creator, which he has almost all of the time: “There is none else besides Him.”

Connection with the Creator neutralizes any kind of fear, and only trepeditation remains because a Kabbalist understands that the Creator is the source of everything that happens.

Question: Can a Kabbalist artificially awaken fear in himself in order to come to trepidation?

Answer: There is no need to awaken any fears or any negative emotions in yourself, only connection and love. There is no self-flagellation; that is anti-spiritual.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17

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Loving Yourself

laitman_571.03Remark: People have a popular view that loving themselves isn’t simple; there are complexes, low self-esteem, etc. Some say, “To love yourself is to love the whole world.”

My Comment: It is truly so. After all, who am I indeed? A person should understand that what he now believes himself to be is not him, but is a small, selfish animal that exists for a certain number of years and that is it.

In fact, the substance of “I” is deeply hidden in him and it must be developed, pulled out, raised, and straightened so that a person gets up, raises his head, and begins to grow.

It is about the point in the heart of a person that can develop.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/23/17

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