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My Thoughts On Twitter 7/17/18

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#Prayer is a request for the impossible, which only the Creator can do. Otherwise people don’t turn to Him! It’s therefore a request for something unnatural—to acquire a soul, the quality of the upper world, to be as the Creator: the quality of bestowal and love.

If people discovered their total dependence on one another, as parts of one body, they would take care of one another. They would unwillingly be in mutual love, in a compulsory manner! But LOVE must exist in spite of obligation.
That’s why egoism was created—to attain free love.
From Twitter, 7/17/18

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Love Of Others, Why Do We Need It?

laitman_260Why do you need to go through love for the created beings in order to reach love for the Creator? Everyone agrees with loving the Creator because this is the upper force that created and controls everything. It is beneficial for us to love and befriend such a force for selfish reasons. As for the created beings, it is the other way around: we dislike them and think that they are unnecessary. Sometimes we even dream of having no one else left in the world. It is not only in dreams, but in regular life, everyone thinks only about himself and takes into account only his own benefit.

Love for the created beings is something completely artificial; why do we even need it? Even if we come up with all sorts of reasons why we should love each other and agree that we should be in mutual harmony with everyone in our mind, this will still remain to be only good intentions. In reality, this will never work because our nature will not let us love or even simply unite in a friendly way.

Why did the Creator make it so that we have to be opposite Him? If we want to reach perfection, rise to the level of the Creator who includes the entirety of creation inside Himself, we have to acquire His properties. That is, we have to consist of both properties, and therefore, the Creator originally created us in an opposite form so that above this oppositeness we would come to His likeness.

It follows that a person has to include two opposite qualities within: below—our corporeal trajectory with all kinds of obstacles (this world, our problems, desire to receive), and we have to try to be above it, fully confident in “There is none else besides Him,” the upper force, the upper world, bestowal. As a result of incorporating these two parts, we receive a third line in which the other two exist in harmony and balance. This is how we achieve adhesion with the Creator.

We achieve adhesion with the Creator while possessing two natures: one that is opposite the Creator, and one supporting Him. Thus, remaining a creation, we achieve similarity with the Creator. Also, the path to this goal is through love for the created beings, and only from there, to love for the Creator.

Above all obstacles that the Creator presents to us in this world, in our life, internal and external problems, we hold on to one principle: “There is none else besides Him,” we strengthen each other, and then start realizing the need to rise above our senses, as it is written: “They have eyes but see not, they have ears but hear not.” Above all that, we must determine that everything comes from the Creator and not so that we would correct the world, but only so that we would relate everything to the Creator. This is what our correction entails.

We do not address this world, we do not want to change anything about it: neither the nature of a person, nor the relations between everyone. The only thing that changes is our attitude, the recognition that everything comes from the Creator—this is what defines the correction. When we determine that, we realize the necessity of love for the created beings, starting from the friends and expanding this feeling for the entire world.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/6/18, Lesson on the Topic: “From Love for the Created Beings to The Love for the Creator”
1 Minute 0:20

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Recognizing The Need For Your Correction

laitman_231.02To be in mourning is to acknowledge the pain in your heart, which comes from recognizing the need for your own correction. It is impossible to correct anything prior to revealing the damage. We mourn not according to a date on the calendar, but according to the state that is preparing us for correction. That is why there is a date that reminds us of this. In reality, correction can be carried out on any date and it is not necessary to wait for the 17th of Tammuz for this to occur.

Behind the history and geography of the material city of Jerusalem (the stone wall and the destroyed building), we must see what’s most important: spiritual understanding, our obligation to unite our desires, intentions, and thoughts. This will be the correction of the vessel of our collective soul shattered by the sin of the Tree of Knowledge.

This shattering was not done by man, but by the Creator, as our preparation. Now we must correct it; collect all the parts together so that within this vessel we can discover who and what our Creator is. By revealing Him, we attain His qualities and thoughts in our minds and hearts, achieving correction. Of course, the essence of the correction is for us to become exactly like the Creator and not to think about anything material.

Then we will reveal that everything in this world was an imaginary reality that really does not exist. We do all this only in order to correct the shattering. The Creator created a state opposite to Himself so that from it, we reveal Him.1

The sin of the Tree of Knowledge was orchestrated by the Creator because, without it, it is impossible to achieve correction. The first man, Adam, was in bestowal as in an angel that had no revelation of the evil inclination. There was no creation yet, in other words, that which transcends the limits of divinity, bestowal. That is why an action was needed to bring the person out of it, which was exactly what was intentionally done from above.

Everything else is just the revelation of opportunities for correction, which creation was not ready for. The first shattering is the revelation of evil and and all other ruins and problems are the disclosure of our weakness and inability to correct the division. The ruin of the First and the Second Temples, the entire exile and suffering, was meant to be revealed so that we understand how exactly to correct our Kli, with what power, in what form. These events, however, were no longer pre-programmed from above. They were elicited by man’s weakness, and that is why they relate to the creation and not to the Creator.2

The ruin of the Temple is relevant to the whole of humanity, regardless of nationality or place of residence. We must correct it through our unity. The greater our degree of unity, the greater the shattering we will discover—the force of evil against the force of good—and then we will rise upon these levels as upon the rungs of a ladder.3

Bein HaMetzarim (“Between the straights”) is a person’s state, a period when he cannot bring his intentions to the Creator, especially through the group. There are many people in this world who want to connect to the upper force directly. The problem is that this type of appeal does not reach the Creator since it does not traverse the correct Kli.

“Between the straights” is a time when the connection between me, the group, and the Creator is shattered. Even in this state, however, we must cry out to the Creator because this is the revelation of evil, as it is written: “From the straits I called God” (Psalms 118:5). In other words, we discover that we are in a critical state and therefore we can now scream.4
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/1/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Period of ‘Between the Straits’”
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2 Minute 1:38:30
3 Minute 1:47:30
4 Minute 1:48:19

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Everything Only Through Prayer

laitman_293One can achieve everything only through prayer. This is how one needs to react to everything that happens: if there is none else besides the Creator, then I need to ask only Him and demand from Him. This is the only correct reaction.

We, on the contrary, do a lot of unnecessary actions. In the end, they still lead us to the same conclusion that we need only turn to the Creator, but it is a much longer path. If we do not do that, and search for all sorts of tricks and other means, then there is no other way but to add more and more burden to the heart in all possible forms. This process will continue until a person screams: “Please save me!” The group then begins to pray and ask for him. This means that “the friends save him from confinement,” and he commits them to prayer.

We should understand in our hearts that everything can be resolved only by prayer. Everything happening to us comes from the Creator and we have to immediately turn back to Him. That is how we work all the time: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” There is nothing in between. This is very difficult to do because egoism does not let us turn to the Creator. Egoism is our “help against Him,” given to us purposely so that we reveal that above all forms of separation, the Creator is the source of both correction and separation. There is none else besides Him.

By this we build an internal system, also called “There is none else besides Him,” connecting all the broken parts so as to establish connection with the Creator. To do this, we need not perform other secondary actions. All we need to do is collect and build the common system above ever-revealing separation and to relate everything—past, present, and future—to the Creator.1
From the preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/29/18
1 Minute 7.00

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 1/21/18, Part 2

laitman_560Question: How is it possible to learn to approach or feel the intentions of the Creator in relation to me, to comply with His plans and not contradict them?

Answer: Only through the group.

Question: Why did the Creator create the created being? Why did He have a need for this?

Answer: The Creator wanted to give pleasure to the created being. We cannot understand this yet because we exist within the framework of time. But after entering the ladder of spiritual attainment, this will begin to be revealed to us.

Question: What exercises must a person perform to achieve the Creator’s form?

Answer: It is up to a person to dissolve into the right group by learning and carrying out the principles described in the articles of Rabash.

Question: Is the middle line the soul, the Creator Himself?

Answer: The middle line is what we attain through the correct unity of the right and the left lines, and the Creator is revealed within it.

Question: What is the Light? How is it revealed?

Answer: The Light is the characteristic of bestowal and love that fills our desire, and to this degree we feel the Creator.

Question: Are the higher power and the Light the same thing?

Answer: Yes. The higher power, the characteristic of bestowal, and the Light are the same thing.

Question: Do you raise our questions to the Creator so that He will answer them, as Baal HaSulam did with his students?

Answer: Absolutely. You can be sure that all of your requests and questions reach the Creator but in another form, not according to how you ask them. That is because there are many questions here that are personal and egoistic, that are not worthwhile for turning to the Creator in such a form; but in any case, everything is transferred.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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Between A Person And The Upper Force

laitman_292Group = 10 + Humanity

The group is between a person and the upper force. A person has no chance of working with the upper force, to receive or give to it, bypassing the group. Even if it seems that ten years ago he was alone, he still belonged to the group, only it was hidden from him. When he now sits in a random group—it is an emergence of various opportunities to establish a connection with the Creator.

The group is always there. It is called Adam (human). The group is the entire system: a ten and the whole of humanity. Therefore, if a person wants to request from the Creator by himself, bypassing the group, he is mistaken. Nothing serious will come out of it, just like a beginner. If a person really wants to establish a connection with the Creator, he has to join the group and reveal the Creator in it.

We will never be able to feel any area above the group, for the Creator is within it. A group is a permanent structure, but it is hidden, and the Creator is also a permanent element, and He is hidden. The group allegedly has a physical manifestation, as if we see friends. But the moment the real group—the spiritual realm, spiritual quality, and the upper force—reveals itself to us, the Creator will also be revealed within it. One cannot exist without the other.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/29/18, Lesson on the Topic: “From Helplessness to Crying Out to the Creator
1 Minute 4:30

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/17/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “From the Bottom of the Ladder to the Permanent Dvekut

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 2, Part 6, “Histaklut Pnimit,” “Seder Siba ve Mesubav,” Item 4

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”

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