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Our friends are parts of our souls. The fact that we have joined the group is not accidental: We were brought to the group from above. We should realize that it is the Creator who gave us this particular set of friends. He is the one who “placed our hands” on a good destiny, and said: “Take it!” From now on, all we have to do is strengthen our connection and unity with others.
We create basic rules of unity that include workshops, joint meals, and activities. We gather at least several times a week. By doing so, we establish and extend the threads that connect us. However, no matter how much we force ourselves to enhance our connection, we won’t be able to create a force that is strong enough to reveal the Upper Light. We simply won’t reach sufficient “voltage” to “turn it on.”
Why is that so?
Prior generations of Kabbalists were integrated in smaller groups, sometimes less than ten people. That’s how they revealed the Creator between them. However, our situation is quite different. Today, all of humanity is in a corrupt state; the entire vessel of the common soul has been shattered.
This explains why we have to receive as many desires and needs from each broken fragment as possible. Then we have to “digest” them, rise together with them to the Creator, and demand that He be revealed to us. We should do it not for our own sake (1%) but for the external audience (99/%).
Thus, we must be the Light guiding channel so that the Light of the Creator is revealed in us, and we pass It down to others.
To do this, first of all, we should strengthen ourselves (1), then, we turn to the needs of the general public (2), after that, we appeal to the Creator (3). Then, the Light and the abundance will descend from the Creator to us (4) and we transmit it down (5).
We study Kabbalah, and to the external audience we present Integral Education (IE.) Accordingly, we have to learn how to address the general public, in what form and style should we present IE materials, and what set of terms to use when talking with them.
It is said: “Educate the child according to his way.” In other words, we educate people in a way that they can understand so that they will be attracted to us and not repelled. And then, to the extent of how many people will be drawn to us, we can involve some of them into the groups. We should be very gentle with them so we don’t scare off those who are not ready to join us.
Kabbalists always spoke about working in small groups rather than about mass dissemination designed for those who are far from studying the science of Kabbalah. Because until now, the world had never experienced a global crisis and Kabbalists did not have to take this step; this wasn’t revealed in them. However, Baal HaSulam wrote about “the last generation” and contemporary problems; he issued the newspaper “The Nation,” but all this was just the beginning, a “draft.”
On the other hand, we are seeing the crisis, and we are obliged to address the entire world. Otherwise, we won’t reach spirituality; we won’t feel the necessity to appeal to the Creator. After all, we are only Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE), Hafetz Hesed, a very small part with very little “depth” of the desire, which is limited to the zero and first levels; whereas the entire humanity represents the AHP with the second, third and fourth degrees.
So, if we don’t receive this great “thickness” of desires from the rest of the world, we will have nothing to address the Creator with. There is no other choice. In contrast to prior generations, we are simply obligated to “go to the general public,” accept their needs, and raise them above.
In his articles “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)” and “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah),” Baal HaSulam writes that we have to serve the entire world as a transmission channel between the Creator and the nations. There is no place to learn how to do it; we are constantly developing the part of the methodology called Integral Education. Development is underway, and day by day we steadily advance.
From One America “Virtual Convention” Day Two 11/17/13, Lesson 3
The wisdom of Kabbalah is a very practical science. Adam discovered it and told us about it in his book, Sefer Raziel HaMalach. After that Abraham continued the investigation, and after him other Kabbalists in different generations.
In general, we are discovering something new in the world all the time. And what is discovered today was not discovered by the Kabbalists of the past. In the same way the physicists of the 21st century also know more about the world than their predecessors. This is the character of the scientific knowledge of the world.
Here we , with you, are also developing the Kabbalistic method all the time, advancing forward, and as a result of this, we discover things today that were previously unknown. And what will be discovered tomorrow, we do not know. Personally, I can look at the future because I am ahead of you by a few stages, but the general development of the groups and of the world will be revealed only to the degree that they are ready for this. In general, the outlines of the picture of the future are known to me, but every level, every change is revealed only to the degree of the readiness of the group.
Therefore, the more strongly you become consolidated, the closer you will be to me, the more I can express. So all of us together are discovering the present, correct, and appropriate method of correction for our era, and in this way we will begin to realize it, we will enjoy its fruits…
From the One America “Virtual Convention” Day Two 11/17/13, Lesson 3
Question: What do we give the public (the 99%) in order to receive their desires and to provide them with the Light?
Answer: We organize an external group, for example, a group of ten. They have to discover the warmth and the connection between them. What is the warm connection that the 99% should reach?
We explain to them, teach them, that by the general connection between them they attain a good life. They may not attain it immediately, but they already begin to feel this warmth, love, comfort, and a better life. Here in the circle, life is better and everyone is attracted to its Light like butterflies. This is the atmosphere we should create.
The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us that all of creation is a desire. So we have to guide the desire of the external group correctly. Today their desires are divided to the standard range of food, sex, family, money, respect, knowledge, and all kinds of nonsense and confusions that they are all lost in. We, on the other hand, want to guide their desire to unity, to connection, so that they will simply feel good.
When we worry about them, we increase the warmth, the deficiency, and we are incorporated in it feeling it as our own. Then we attain the desired connection in the group between us, that same warmth, and add it to their warmth. We continue to raise it to the Creator, although He is actually among us, and then we receive an answer.
Our initial deficiency is Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE), and the deficiency we receive from the public is called AHP (AHP). We raise the two deficiencies and the Creator answers both. Thus we want to bestow back upon the people. We raise their deficiency to the Creator since we want to bestow upon Him by that. Our group Bnei Baruch (BB) is in the middle wanting to bestow upon the Creator and humanity, while we actually don’t need anything and we are Hafetz Hesed.
Thus we form the exact structure that is described in Talmud Eser Sefirot. The first seven parts of the book describes the development of the vessels and the shattering, and starting from the 8th part until the 16th part it is about the correction.
We are very close to correction now. In fact we are already implementing it in practice.
So why does humanity seem more egoistic now? Why don’t we see the outcome of our efforts?
The point is that people don’t have a reason to change for the better yet. The general egoistic desire continues to develop and has not reached its correction yet. On the contrary, it becomes worse from day to day.
Here we have to explain the phase that precedes correction.
If a person’s desire were small, he wouldn’t think about anything but food, water, and sleep. As one’s desire grows, he yearns to get to know the world better, to see new places, to sail the oceans, etc., then he wants to go out to space and to explore the stars, to penetrate the atom and to study it; when the desire grows even more, a person begins to look inside himself: “What is happening to me? Will everything come to an end when I die? Is there something else behind this ‘curtain’?” What his senses can perceive is not enough for him now and he wants to rise above them and find out if there is something before and after what he perceives.
All this stems from our desire. As we develop, it keeps on growing until some people begin to yearn for and want to know what they are living for, and what the point in life is, what happens to them and to the world, what is beyond their existence, and which force operates them. A person feels that there is a certain force and he wants to know it, to open the “box” of this world and to penetrate its secrets, to discover the secret of life and its meaning.
In the past very few were interested in these questions, but today there are millions who are interested in them and so they reach the wisdom of Kabbalah. No other method can satisfy them. No hobbies, no religion, and no other method can provide the answer. The desire itself obliges them to reach the wisdom of Kabbalah as it develops.
Our world is sinking into deep darkness. The reason is that when the desire develops and doesn’t receive a filling, life seems dark.
From the One America “Virtual Convention” Day One 11/16/13, Lesson 1
Question: My students are constantly asking me questions: “What’s the meaning of my life? Why do I feel so bad and empty in this world?” I don’t know how to answer them.
Answer: Today the question of the meaning of life tangibly appears within many people. It is very hard to understand the answer to that question through our corporeal vessel. A small insect doesn’t understand that another kind of life exists. And we also resemble that small insect. And although we are more developed both in a positive and negative direction, we actually exist on that same level: we are born, we live, we die, and nothing is left of us.
The upper force determines all of our actions. So what is there to talk about? Are there good or bad people in this situation? No. We all execute the plan of creation.
Now humanity is gradually reaching the realization that all of us are included in some plan that works on us against our will. We aren’t able to do anything against it, except for one thing, to want to jump upwards and escape it. Only in that way can we exit the egoistic plan and enter the altruistic one.
In order for the transition for this to be possible, we need to comply with the harmonious laws of nature, with special laws of exchange that helps rise to a level of new existence and to be incorporated within it.
In the altruistic plan, there is really nothing from our world that results from the ego. There, everything exists above the speed of light: time disappears, as does movement and space, and only our consciousness exists.
We need to enter such a state, while still being those tiny insects that crawl on the plane of this world. This is what enrichment and integral education leads us to.
From the Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day Two 11/2/13, Lesson 5
These two forces operate on us spontaneously. We don’t know the system according to which they lead us forward by throwing us from side to side, but in the 21st century, we have reached a level that we seem to have used them up.
We feel tired, alienated, indifferent, frustrated, lacking motivation, and depressed. This is actually the most common illness of the century and it affects the whole world. Managers of every institution complain about people’s indifference; people don’t want to work; they have no motivation to do so. A person cannot do anything with himself since these two forces have grown weak in us and their sum doesn’t push us forward anymore.
So now we begin to perceive and to study a new entity, a new order, a new dimension that is also established by the action of these two forces.
The moment we begin to yearn for the center of the group, to create what we call the right Babylon, in order to become one whole, we will immediately feel how we are repulsed by it.
What is more, the repulsing force (P2) is much greater than the attracting force that we develop (P1).
If we understand that we have to reach an outcome when the one force of connection will be revealed inside us, we will have another force left, the force of prayer or the force of requesting, our desirable efforts in yearning, so that this force will be revealed in us. It is called a prayer but it is actually the power of our desire. It isn’t a prayer in the usual sense.
We want to add another force to us that will help us yearn for connection and unite us.
Naturally we get a very small force based on a certain egoistic desire, on egoistic benefit, since this is our nature. But when we try to attract a new force, we want the force of bestowal and love to reside among us so that we will lose ourselves, our animal essence, in our collective connection.
We operate according to the instructions that the Kabbalists left us about how to establish a group and the connection between us, and about how to focus on the secret force, draw it to us, and want it to be revealed between us as one whole so that we will resemble one another according to the system of mutual guarantee.
“Loving the other” means feeling the desires of the other and filling them while he fills my desires. This is the mutual incorporation in one another, the mutual connection. When we operate that way in the group we summon the influence of the upper force upon ourselves and it is revealed in the first phase, although not very clearly yet, and we feel certain new emotions and new forms of bestowal internally.
Subconsciously we begin to understand that the world is built so that it is possible to move to a totally new state, to the next level, in which we exist in a totally different manner, in mutual cooperation between us, as one whole, while our whole egoistic essence is be left below. It will not go away, but the altruistic force that connects us all will dominate it.
From the Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day One 11/1/13, Lesson 1
Recently, thanks to our outside activities, we feel as the lessons are taking a new shape. Kabbalah no longer seems to us as something speculative, theoretical, and detached from life, hovering somewhere in interstellar space or in an unknown dimension.
No, it comes in the form of practical, applied science, which is given to our world so that we reveal the Creator here between us.
The current crisis is intended for this. It will not end no matter how much we may try to gloss over it, on the one hand, legalizing drugs, and on the other, handing out promises of its imminent end. The crisis persists. As the Kabbalists say, it will end only when, in the easy way or the hard way, we correct nature and reach the stage of adhering with the Creator , i.e., realize the purpose of creation.
In this process, we are pioneers, the vanguard of humanity. Be proud of that and give all your strength to this work. You were given a chance that no Kabbalist of the previous generations had. Millions of years of evolution, all the worlds and our world, everything that has been experienced, all that exists is aimed to the present. And you and I are at the point of this “arrow” of development, which we should aim at the purpose of creation.
Everyone should be proud of it and full of energy to carry out this great task. And accordingly, we must attach great importance to everyone in the group because the Creator chose each friend out of billions of people.
Let us respect each other, love each other, and by this love between us, we will provide the Creator with a place for revelation.
From One America “Virtual Convention” Day One 11/16/13, Lesson 1
The goal of creation is to reach a state in which the the Light fills us in the world of Infinity. This is our duty because we are in a system that requires us to reach this.
Two possible ways of reaching this are before us:
To keep to the good path, we must realize the method of correction in a group by complying with the Light within that group. Today, one group is not enough; it simply doesn’t have the power to reach the Light. It must supply itself with “additional” deficiency from the general public.
Therefore, through connection between us, we must remember that acquiring a correct deficiency directed towards the Light is possible only if we go out to the general public and take care of it, if we see what it lacks. In this case we take on additional deficiencies from there and then with them we can achieve a sufficient deficiency for which the Light will illuminate us in response.
In this manner, work with the general public is not required just because we need to take care of them, rather first and foremost, it is in order for us to reach the Light; we begin to work with it, to attract it to us, and after that we bring it to the world. The unity between us will take on a form similar to the Light only if we accept the deficiencies of the external public.
From the One America “Virtual Convention” Day One 11/16/13, Lesson 1
There were cases in which a father would teach his daughter, like Rambam, for example. Or a brother who taught his sister, like Moses and Miriam. There were female prophets, women who reached very high levels of spiritual attainment by themselves, but in all the previous generations it wasn’t customary to let women join the group work.
In our times however, we are witnessing very interesting changes. We already discovered, during the time of Rabash, that women are also attracted to the wisdom of Kabbalah and integral education, they are driven by an inner desire. If a person has an inner desire, then everything is open in front of him.
Rabash was the first to change the ordinary framework, he arranged the wives of his students into a group that received his articles about the society, about group work, connection, and they used to clarify them with the other study materials. Rabash arranged for a place where the women could gather and listen to the lessons of the men’s group.
It was a real revolution. In the past women could never come near someone who studied Kabbalah, but Rabash opened this study for all women. He discovered that they have the same deficiency now, the same point in the heart like the men. We actually see that women today are even more determined to adhere to the spiritual path than the men.
This together with the global crisis gave us a global opportunity for the correction of the world. Today there are no differences between the men and the women in the group. They have the same roles in disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah and especially the integral education. These roles are becoming more similar every year and the differences between them are blurred and actually disappear; I am very happy about this. The more strong women we have participating in our work, in our dissemination, and in all our social life, the more stable, and loyal to the spiritual path we are.
From the One America “Virtual Convention” Day One 11/16/13, Lesson 1