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Crisis Resolution

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/23/18

Trump works to make good on his promise to improve the position of U.S. trade in the world economy. His next target is the World Trade Organization, which hinders U.S. business, especially in Mexico and Canada. But eventually, the main casualty in the war between the U.S. and WTO will be the EU.

My Thoughts On Twitter, 3/23/18

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#SpiritualWork_ML
Alone, a person can’t turn to the Creator. The prayer must consist of the 10 Sefirot of the spiritual vessel. So, I must evaluate the importance of 9 friends & attach to them my empty, suffering, dark Malchut – thus an appeal to the Creator will be born within.

#SpiritualWork_ML #Kabbalah
A prayer is a spiritual vessel, the action of the complete HaVaYaH, all 10 Sefirot. Hence, one cannot pray alone or for himself. The prayer the Creator hears occurs with inclusion in the group and receiving the friends’ intentions, impressions, support.

Question from @Evgeni95938533: Why do upper pure desires outside the group hinder?
Answer: Revelations in the group—toward the goal; revelations outside the group—opposite from the goal, for the group is the soul system and the #revelation of the Creator occurs only in it.

#SpiritualWork_ML
While in ascent, it’s vital to assess your state as a great one, for I lift the whole group with it. But in a descent, I also have to assess my state per the group, the extent to which I damage it. Don’t switch to your state, for in spirituality it doesn’t exist!

#Passover #Kabbalah
As a result of working at unity (Jacob’s sons) in the group (Yosef) we start to hate the sweetness of egoistic fulfillment & wish to feel such a bitterness in it as to want to flee. Escape is the only thing that can save us. We must develop hatred for the ego.

#Passover
7 hungry years: we discover the bitterness of working inside the ego although it gives us sweetness, but wanting to achieve the quality of bestowal, we feel bitterness, maror, for we can’t bestow. We can’t turn bitterness into good so that bestowal starts to feel sweet.

#SpiritualWork_ML #Passover
Only after exiting egoism (Egypt), a person can do the Creator’s commandments & say “in memory of the exit from Egypt.” Because all commandments are the correction of actions intended for self-gratification to the intention for the sake of the Creator.

#Passover
To feel bitterness in receiving: “And the sons of Israel cried out of this work.” But bestowal is possible and turns sweet only out of the ego/Egypt, after receiving the #Torah and correction in the desert. The main job in Egypt is to chew the maror until we exit Egypt.
From Twitter, 3/23/18

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Who Is Moses?

Laitman_161Moses symbolizes the desire for truly unselfish work—as far as can be in Egypt—for the Creator. First, Moses grows in Pharaoh’s palace like an Egyptian prince.

He is similar to all people with their desires and even more like the Egyptians than any other Jew, but then his time to start ruling people and become a leader comes, so the quality of bestowal awakens in him.

We cannot do without Moses. After all, one must have this property awakened by the Creator that will pull him out of the animal state and make him a human, Adam, similar to the Creator. Moses is a property of Bina, which should stand in the middle between Malchut and Keter.

Moses is a property of the Creator clothed in a person from above so that one could connect with this property like Malchut connects to Moses from below. Without this property, one generally would not be able to understand what bestowal is and how one can think of something higher than his egoism, his Malchut. Without Moses’ property in each of us, we would never become the Creator’s workers. It is this property that distinguishes a human being from an animal.

Moses is me, a special quality in me, acquired by the reforming Light that lets me work with the source. This property of Bina is within a person, and this is the means by which one corrects oneself. Bina does not yet merge with the Creator. It only “sweetens.” It is the Light of Hassadim. Bina and Malchut join to work together in order to reach Keter properly and merge with the Creator.

The conditions for entering Egypt are either a willingness to unite or resistance to it. In other words, people should be for or against unification, not indifferent to it. Egypt includes the sons of Jacob, those who have been trained by the forefathers.

The step of the forefathers is completed at this point. The stage of the sons, “the sons of Israel,” begins because Jacob, in a great state, is called Israel. This is a new state, a new stage.

Why doesn’t Pharaoh kill Moses? He cannot do it because one can only kill someone with whom he is somehow connected, and Moses has nothing to do with Pharaoh. He escapes from Pharaoh’s palace and returns to him as a completely different person, with no connection to the past.

It’s a miracle, because Moses grows up in Pharaoh’s hands. It is written in the Midrash that Moses sat on Pharaoh’s lap, played with his beard, and tried on his crown. Of course, this is not about historical events, but about the secrets of the Torah. Then, Moses returned to Pharaoh, and they did not seem to recognize each other. It does not look like a grandfather meeting with his runaway grandson.

Moses no longer refers to Pharaoh, and therefore Pharaoh can do nothing: neither kill, nor break, nor rule over him. Moses exited the power of Pharaoh. Pharaoh is Malchut, and Moses is the stage of Bina. They are not connected with each other. And Moses cannot do anything with Pharaoh, either. Only the Creator, by controlling them both, is able to awaken forces in them.

First, Pharaoh raises Moses in his palace because, thanks to the people of Israel, Egypt was getting richer. The egoistic desire to enjoy uses the quality of bestowal for itself and receives huge profits.

As soon as we are in the group, wish to unite and cannot do it, it is a sign that we are on the threshold of entering Egypt. We reveal resistance to unification in ourselves. We need to take care of the connection in the ten to the extent that we feel how Pharaoh rules the relationship between us.

Unity in the ten is expressed in the desire to reveal the Creator.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/11/18, “Preparation for Pesach,” Part 1

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Exit Egypt Every Day

laitman_236.01Before anything else, it is necessary to connect to the Creator and then try to perceive all obstacles through that point of connection so that they are used to intensify the connection with the Creator rather than taking us deeper into our daily problems.

I must leave all my fears and worries and adhere to “There is none else besides Him.” I connect to the Creator, to this single existing reality, as one point, as in the beginning of creation.

“Behold that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created, the upper simple Light had filled the whole existence. And there was no vacancy, such as an empty atmosphere, a hollow, or a pit, But all was filled with simple, boundless light.” And then, in this Light, a black point solidified opposite to the Light in its desire to receive.

But it completely annuls itself before the Light, and I want to do exactly the same! And after I achieve adhesion with the Light in this single point, in other words, in all that is happening to me I see only the Creator, I will be able to start to open my mind, heart, thoughts, and desires to the extent that I am be able to relate them to the Creator.

I myself have nothing; I remain a single point. None of my sensations belong to me, they are all sent by the Creator so that I adhere to Him even more. Then my point of adhesion will begin to expand over all these disturbances and my degree of connection to the Creator will increase. It turns out that these are not obstacles at all. They are rather “help against Him,” since for me, this point is in opposition to the Creator, but it helps me increasingly strengthen our adhesion.

I am not always able to relate everything to the Creator, even though I understand that this is how it should be. Such problems and fears can arise that I am unable to maintain my adhesion with the Creator. The sign of adhesion is joy from the fact that there is none else beside Him, the good that does good. When I am in adhesion with Him, I feel myself complete and perfect because anyone who is in adhesion with perfection is also perfect.

If, however, there is no joy, it means that I am in exile and not in adhesion with “There is none else besides Him.”

I sit at work and experience myself in exile, needlessly wasting my time. Someone came up with all these tasks and I have to waste my entire life in them. There is no way out; I must continue, but with the constant intention that along with all this activity, I am connecting to the Creator and annulling myself before Him. And it is specifically because of my job and all the problems, the so-called illusory world, that I have the possibility to strengthen my connection.

And if I reach adhesion, then I cease to experience this world, it disappears. Instead of separating, it becomes unifying, instead of concealing the screen, it reveals the screen.

I turn exile into liberation only by bringing everything to the Creator, and this is enough. The entire difference between Egypt and Israel is that the same exact desire that was revealed in Egypt changes its intention to bestowal, after passing through the desert and entering the land of Israel. That is why each day we should see ourselves as exiting Egypt.

Each day must be devoted to achieving adhesion with the Creator; that is how I reveal that I am in exile. That is why I will have daily work to adhere to the Creator above all distractions and turn my evil inclination into good, to turn the angel of death into the angel of life.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/7/18, Writings of Rabash, “A Real Prayer Is Over a Deficiency”

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New Life #956 – The Fear Of Missing Out

New Life #956 – The Fear Of Missing Out
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

These days we cling to our phones for reassurance because without them, we feel no existence, no oxygen, and detached from what’s going on in society. The media and other interested parties confuse us with sales campaigns, making us feel shame that we are missing out on something important. The fear of missing out, however, is meant to bring us to the ultimate fulfillment of understanding and achieving the essence of life. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to connect to an internal, spiritual network, a connection between our hearts and minds.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #956 – The Fear Of Missing Out” 1/30/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/23/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 4, Item 42 

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam”

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