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#Global_unity: Every nation has a force compelling it to aspire to its traditional form, rejecting outside factors that shake it out of natural state. Therefore, the nations must connect only above their natural egos. And this is only possible with #Kabbalah!

#Concealment_Choice_Faith CONCEALMENT: problems force us to reveal that the Creator fills all of reality and governs it. CHOICE: I exert to picture the Creator’s rule in all of His concealment. FAITH: It is revealed that the Creator truly fills the whole world. #faith

#Freedom: One is responsible only for the actions freely chosen, but not those that happen unwittingly. The environment calibrates him to the right actions, and ultimately determines all of them. That is, #choice is not in which action to take, but which environment to be in!

The Book of Zohar is especially important for our correction. It is the Kabbalistic commentary on the Torah. The Torah contains all the information about the world, but Zohar was written to correct it, precisely for our generation, to reveal the upper light that corrects the soul

If a generation isn’t ready for #correction, the wisdom of Kabbalah remains concealed. Baal HaSulam (Y. Ashlag) wrote many compositions, many of which he concealed and even burned, because he was restricted in disseminating Kabbalah.

#Wisdom_of_Kabbalah was always concealed, for it is revealed only as ppl become ready to correct themselves, i.e. as they recognize the evil in themselves & the world, in order to use the wisdom for the correction. That is why special preparation is required for its revelation.

By taking spiritual (beyond the ego) terms from #kabbalah, ppl described what’s in Kabbalah as happening in our world, without exiting the ego. The description became clear to the masses, leading to study & dissemination in the world. Thus #Theology (root of religions) was born.

We must determine: all the problems are sent by the Creator to force us to turn to Him, put Him between us, or we won’t be able to keep hold in the raging #ego. We must draw Him into our lives. To decide that He determines our existence. To feel the necessity of Him.

The people around me are actually part of me. If I’m in harmony with myself, I’ll be in harmony with them–thus we achieve perfection in the world. To achieve a perfect reality, we must become perfect ourselves. #Reality_ML #success #Wisdom

The #Creator made only one ten (HAVAYA, 4 stages of OY). It has developed, shattered into pieces, souls. So as to attain the Creator in unity. Thus we must organize into tens and unite in a way that the ten assumes the Creator’s form, 10 as 1—and we’ll #reveal_the_Creator.

The common #religion of all nations must compel all societies to carry out the main commandment for all nations: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Aside from this, each nation can adhere to its own customs. Rabbi #Akiva (2nd century AD): “This is the main #Law_of_the_Torah.”

Only in efforts to unite 10 friends as 1, with the help of OM, we attain the quality of love/bestowal, #Creator’s_quality, who clothes into the connection between us. Don’t look for the Creator outside the ten. Not even His concealment exists there—this we also reveal in the 10.

He who overcomes crisis overcomes himself. #success #QouteOfTheDay #Wisdom

The #Creator is a law of nature. Thus, He doesn’t change anything (ani havaya lo shiniti). He’s constant. You’re in a computer program running from the start to the end of creation. But as you become like Him, you reveal everything. This gives the sensation of #eternal_life

Cause of the crisis? A single force entering society without congruence. It’s possible to get rid of fear only by changing it to fear of being distant from the Creator. Being free of fear-in bestowal. The 10 is felt by the Light, being similar to Him. Being equal= complementing

I am an egoist, thinking only of myself. It’s hard to think of US. The #Torah speaks of similarity to the Creator (Adam=similar), achieved via special unity in a group of 10. Precisely unity shapes the image of Adam (soul, similar to the Creator). The Torah speaks of the ten.

To read the #Torah correctly means to imagine not this world to oneself, but the little desires separated from one another by the ego. They are called names, surrounded by nature—inanimate, vegetative and animal desires. #Spiritualwork_ML

When a problem arises, quickly determine that it appeared btwn you and the Creator. And cling to the Creator, like a child, searching for the solution to the problem (new ego Reshimot) in Him. Then realize that it’s not a problem, but a means to compel you to adhere to Him.

#Spiritualwork_ML: If I relate to the friends in the group as the Creator, and they toward me, by Mutual Guarantee, you will begin to sense Him addressing you, manifesting in the world. Concealments will vanish, He’ll be revealed in all. Only man & the Creator remain, in unity

The path of correcting desires to equivalence with the Creator is clear. The desire to understand the #Torah as His work (point in the heart) is given to few. Picturing the Torah stories as a correction of one’s desires is only possible by a group effort to reveal the world.

#Kabbalistic_term: He who overcomes the ego=man. He who submits to the ego=woman. Regardless of #gender. The upper world is revealed as you build it within. All the problems vanish if you accept the Creator’s governance as perfect. I exist in full equivalence to Perfection.

But today the #world is recognizing the ego, lies, purposelessness. The need for change will appear as the chance to escape catastrophe. Thus the prohibition is lifted in our time, revealing the obligation to reveal Kabbalah—the means of correcting self and the world.

As the wisdom of #Kabbalah became revealed, the world would rewrite it into forms clear for the ego. Thus from the wisdom of Kabbalah arose religions, mysticisms, philosophies, sciences. Everything stems from Kabbalah, for it is the science of the essence of nature and the world.

From Twitter, 1/16/18

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Obedience Or Criticism?

laitman_530Remark: You say that one must obey his teacher and listen to his advice without any criticism. On the other hand, I heard you say during the lessons that criticism is important and doubt is unavoidable on the path. Moreover, it helps students in their advancement. Please clarify this contradiction.

My Comment: There is no contradiction here. On one hand, in our movement forward, we have to obey the teacher completely since he sees what we should do many steps ahead and we do not; we could not only make a mistake, but could steer off the path.

On the other hand, when we start advancing following the right direction and the teacher, we can figure out all the nuances of our advancement. And this is considered normal. Naturally, all study is based on questions and answers.

Question: And what about criticism?

Answer: How can you criticize the upper Partzuf if you are not on its level? The teacher has his own intentions and his own plans that you know nothing about because he is on a level higher than you. Therefore, everything that is revealed to him is concealed for you.

Question: If a person starts to criticize us, can he go to another teacher, a third, a fourth, and then realize that the truth is here and come back?

Answer: Generally, yes. But the teacher may not accept him back. However, if you do come back and are accepted, hold on to it with a bulldog’s stranglehold and start advancing.

Question: You say to listen to the teacher in spiritual matters, not corporeal life. But my friends in the group tell me that if I want to advance spiritually, I must imitate my teacher in everything. Is it customary in Kabbalah or not?

Answer: That is Hasidism. No Kabbalist would demand their students to imitate him.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/24/17

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Can A Kabbalist Resist Evil Thoughts?

Laitman_198Question: A Kabbalist controls the thoughts that come to him with the help of the screen. Can he put up a barrier to evil thoughts?

Answer: Only with the help of the upper Light, never by himself. Where could he get such strength? All the evil, egoistic desires that exist in him are sent to him from above. The upper Light reveals them and waits until a person realizes this and demands that the Light correct them.

In general, there is nothing evil in the world. The egoistic desires that exist in man are revealed as such in him.

There is nothing new in the world. Everything that happens and will happen is already planted in us, and we cannot escape it. All the same, we have to go through it. As the saying goes: “What was, will be.” And we must be ready to justify everything in every moment.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/3/17

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Upbringing By The Surrounding Light

laitman_940Question: Baal HaSulam writes that people need to undergo upbringing to develop the desire for spirituality. He goes on to explain that a person who considers the life of society more important than his own life is called a spiritual person.
But how can an egoist be brought up so that he will suddenly start treating others this way?

Answer: The fact is that we are all being brought up in the field of the upper Light. Therefore, if people gather together, then by influencing one another, they create a field that sustains them.

Similar to how a magnet holds a piece of metal above a surface, this field created by society can hold an egoistic individual from falling back into his egoism so he exists above it. This is the mutual guarantee.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/17/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “There’s None Else Besides Him,” (Prep For World Convention 2018)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 25 

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