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The Boiling Lava Of Unity

laitman_943We can only unite by attack. After all, we possess a force that resists unification in every possible way. But this power does not prevent us from doing anything in this world. People’s egoism in this world is not an impediment; it only contributes to development.

Therefore, egoism is not a bad thing. On the contrary, if a child would not want anything, would not seek to conquer the whole world, he would be underdeveloped, and it would be alarming.

The more one is egoistic in this world, the greater is his ability to succeed. It is only necessary to direct his egoism in the right direction so that it will not be destructive and will not harm society. But if, thanks to egoism, he does a great job and achieves a lot, it is only for his and the world’s benefit.

To be more precise, it is not even egoism, but the force of development inherent in the program of evolution, in the whole of nature, including every person. The real egoism, about which it is written, “I have created the evil inclination, I have created the Torah as a spice,” manifests only when we aspire to unification. Then, within the unity, we reveal the power that hinders it.

The desire to unite is our desire to correct the system of the common soul, the first man, Adam, who was shattered. Our duty is to correct it, for the Creator created the separation between us as a place to work so that we will connect all the broken parts.

When we try to unite them, we reveal the force that prevents unification. This power is called “egoism.” The force that opposes it is called “the Torah,” the “reforming Light.” One needs to know how to reveal this evil inclination within oneself. It is a snake, which prevents us from uniting.

One needs to appreciate this force that resists connection and not destroy it. We must collect these forces all together and try to overcome them. We will then find out that we cannot do it ourselves because this is the force created by the Creator, and that is why we need the Torah, which is the Light of correction.

Only those people who have realized the need for unity need the Torah, which is the highest Light that leads us to unity and correction.

Despite the enormous power of the ego’s resistance, the power of the Torah unites our stony hearts together, warms them up, melts them, and turns them into a boiling lava, a single force. And then we come to one spiritual vessel (Kli) from the ten Sefirot, to the Partzuf, to the part of Adam HaRishon who the Creator created and broke into pieces.

This is how we move forward, and everything starts with our desire to unite. You should not look for an evil inclination anywhere else, but only inside the union. In this case it will open. We do not seek evil. We seek goodness, connection and unity, and then we reveal evil.

We always move in the right line, and if the left line opens in it, it means that we need it and it must be parallel to the right line. Then we should work in the middle line to correctly use the left and right lines as a whole.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/8/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/20/18

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Check Yourself: Do You Feel The Greatness Of The Creator?

Laitman_193The Creator receives tremendous pleasure from the fact that the created being enjoys Him, becomes same as Him. And if we are in union with Him, then we must try to bring Him this pleasure.1

I must always check myself, my mood, do I feel the greatness of the Creator or not? If I am not filled with joy from the fact that I live in the world of the Creator who fills me and everything around me, that means that I am still lacking His greatness.2

There is no stronger, deeper, or more infinite pleasure then what comes from the revelation of the Creator. This fills the entire horizon, a person no longer sees anything else—everything is seen only against this background. And today we must try to be in this very state: the Creator is the constant background, lighting the entire reality, and we must connect all of reality to Him, and that is why we must see all of reality only as a means for the revelation of His greatness.

The greatness of the Creator distances us from us all problems, all disturbances, all barriers. All pleasures and fulfillments are also only from the greatness of the Creator. Any deficiency in any place is elicited by the deficiency of the greatness of the Creator and is corrected only by it until we fill all of reality with Him.

But I do not erase the problems because if they disappear, I lose the need for the greatness of the Creator. The egoistic desire will be pleased and I will not need anything else. But how can I awaken the darkness myself? As it is written: “Each man will help his neighbor”—between us we form new needs toward the greatness of the Creator. Therefore the shattering occurred so that through the connection between us, we can form the need for the revelation of the Creator.3
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/27/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”
1 Minute 1930
2 Minute 21:00
3 Minute 29:55

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Become A Spiritual Partzuf

Laitman_079.02If I want to achieve equivalence of form with the Light and bestow to others, then I become a spiritual Partzuf. After all, I restrict my desire to receive and connect to others who become my nine upper Sefirot. And I bestow to them through my desire to receive, my Malchut. And each in the ten does the same.

Then, through the mutual connection between us, we create a network, “a ten.” This ten is not built on the individual bestowal of each one to the others, but on mutual group bestowal. Through this, we acquire a new level of bestowal and a mutual Sefira appears for us, the Sefira of Keter (the Creator), as well as a mutual Malchut created by the Creator, through which we want to bestow to Him.

And then the ten becomes as one. This is a perfect spiritual Partzuf in which there is a soul—not in each of us individually, but in each connected to all others.

Each of us is like a cell in the body. But if we connect, then we turn into an organ, which can, from within itself, find out what the Creator’s attitude toward it is. By myself I am not capable of experiencing this, but only if I connect with others and build the system from our connections. And then, within this system, I can reveal the force of bestowal, the Creator. This becomes my Kli, my soul. The soul is an instrument for the revelation of the Creator.

I have nothing to give to the Creator. But, by giving to others, I offer the Creator a place to be revealed. In other words, we reveal Him by building Him in the connections between us.1
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/27/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot,
1 Minute 46:00

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Attacking The Connection

laitman_260The main thing is our unity through which we re-establish the shattered soul of Adam. A person’s work is to correct all parts of this soul, to connect them together by gradually connecting with each other more and more. First of all, we need to figure out what is preventing us, what is the resistance to our unity. It is in our personal inner qualities, not some external enemy. This enemy sits within us and instead of hiding it, we need to correct it so that we can turn hatred of others into love of others. When we draw this adversary toward connection, it becomes 620 times more significant, stronger, and deeper than it was prior to the shattering.

It turns out that it was not a shattering; but only the revelation of the hidden evil. It existed from the beginning within Adam, but had not manifested. And when he wanted to use his desire to receive in order to bestow, he could not do it because the egoistic qualities were then revealed.

We need to understand the essence of the shattering, the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. It was the revelation of evil that had been placed there initially and suddenly was revealed. He then felt  broken, in the sense that he was unable to maintain the previous unity.

We all are the consequences of this action, which is called the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, the destruction of the Temple, the shattering, and we need to find out exactly where those desires are.1

The evil inclination is only that which resists connection, the will to receive positioned opposite to the intention to bestow. Initially this desire was restricted, it was unable to work with receiving in order to bestow. And that is why when this structure called Adam started working with these desires to receive in order to bestow his sin was revealed, in other words, his egoistic intention.

We need to correct these desires that unfold as shattered, starting with the lightest and moving to the heavier. This takes time; we do this in small portions until we return back to the corrected general soul of Adam. We come to the very state that Adam HaRishon wanted to be in, performing the action of receiving for the sake of bestowal in his whole soul, as if he had succeeded.

But in fact, it is not quite the same state. That is why we had to go through this entire process, because we reveal the evil through it. And the disclosure of evil is a tremendous contribution to the correction and to the final state. This evil possesses great power, directly opposite to the Light, to the Creator. And it is exactly through this power of evil and its various appearances that we attain the Creator’s nature, His character, His style.

We come to understand the depth and the multifaceted nature of the evil of egoism and begin to gradually bring it to the good. Ultimately, we acquire a corrected desire in which there are two forces: our desire to unite and the egoism resisting it, both working in order to strengthen the power of the future connection between us and the Creator.

That is why it is impossible to have evil without good or good without evil—both of them must function together. And actually, they faithfully do their work in order to reveal the Creator and give Him pleasure. The entire system is geared toward this and we only need to add our work.2

From all our brief and limited lives, we have one opportunity: to reveal the source of life and to establish an eternal connection with Him. Therefore, we try to establish these connections with the friends. I am obligated to connect to the system since it is only from the ten Sefirot that I will be able to attain the upper force.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/6/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”
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2 Minute 3:50
3 Minute 48:13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/19/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/18/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/17/18

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Mercy And Truth And Untrue Mercy

laitman_260Before the exodus from the Egyptian exile, a person enters a dark period, when every day he finds himself deeper and deeper in his egoism, having less and less strength to fight against it. The desire to enjoy sends him all sorts of extraneous thoughts, desires, and actions, increasingly distant from spirituality. It seems to a person that instead of advancing, he goes backward.

He is then tempted to turn to religion, which promises a reward right on the spot for every action taken, as if a single action is sufficient for correction. This, of course, is attractive, and a person leaves.

Rabash writes that specifically such people who have been engaged in Kabbalah for a long time, have made good progress, and then left without entering the spiritual world, risk becoming the greatest opponents of Kabbalah, even its enemies. On one hand, they seem to understand what it is about, and on the other hand, they have no attainment.

There is no other force acting in reality other than the Creator. He only allows the created being to realize what happens to it and what the upper force does with it. The created being must apply all efforts to this point of awareness. But in fact, before, now, and in the future, at all times, on all levels, only the Creator acted and will act.

And we are charged with revealing His work. We do not influence the work itself, but we want to appreciate it and attain the entire greatness of the Creator.

It is written, “I and not a messenger,” meaning the Creator Himself takes us out of Egypt. This means that we are in direct contact with the Creator, with the upper force, without any intermediaries. “Intermediary” means that in my demand I do not yet feel myself directly before the Creator and do not connect all my hopes for salvation only with Him.

We need to make enormous efforts now, so that everyone scrutinizes his own condition and feels that this is the Egyptian exile. The sign of the exodus from Egypt being close is a feeling of utter hopelessness in absolutely everything, from all sides. In this state of despair, the Creator reveals Himself and saves us. However, we need to scrutinize this state together—this has to be our common decision. One cannot exit Egypt alone. It is doable only by serious awareness in the general Kli.

Egoism assures a person that the path should not be as difficult and uncompromising as the wisdom of Kabbalah suggests. Why torment yourself fighting with your egoism? There are many psychological methods that allow you to calm down and get along with your desire to enjoy.

Clearly, this is very attractive. Therefore, from the moment the wisdom of Kabbalah emerged, throughout history many different methodologies developed in parallel with it. And when the wisdom of Kabbalah went into concealment, this became a reason for the emergence of three world religions.

Religion sweetens a person’s life, allowing one to perform external actions instead of internal ones and promises a reward for it in this world and in the future world. It is clear that egoism seeks to compensate for itself.

However, from above, it is specifically organized so that there are other systems apart from Kabbalah, which help find out what egoism is in relation to the force of bestowal, the force of the Creator. Therefore, all religions and methodologies are needed and nothing can be destroyed. Our task is only to continue clarifying the desire of the upper one.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/28/18, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 2, Article 8

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All I Need Is A Ten

laitman_231.03How I can know how many spiritual Partzufim are before me and how many are behind me? Where I am doesn’t matter. What is most important is that I have a ten, which is my spiritual structure.

If I come to adhesion in it, then I reach adhesion throughout the entire scale of creation. I do not need to worry about connecting the upper ten and lower ten and so on through the entire chain. There is infinity in its complete form in each element of spiritual reality. The spiritual world is arranged this way, only quality, not quantity, works in it. If I fully connect my Malchut with the first nine Sefirot, which for me is my group, then I achieve adhesion, my final correction, and at the same time, the general end of correction.

“There is no partiality in spirituality.” In spirituality “the general and particular are equal.” We do not feel this, for us it’s just beautiful words. But it is necessary to understand that if I have a ten, I need nothing else. I can finish all the work of my complete correction in it.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/28/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 9, Item 111

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