Entries in the 'Group Work' Category

How To Correctly Form A Prayer

laitman_938_05Question: How does one form and compose a group prayer correctly and how does one remain in a prayer like this for 24 hours a day?

Answer: At first, the prayer can be artificial because you still don’t feel a special yearning in the heart about concern for the group, for the friends, for connection, for the shared yearning among you, and from that to the Creator.

All of this begins with a fairly artificial internal movement. But gradually, under the influence of the study, the upper Light will operate on you. You begin to feel that your mechanical, false, and artificial actions take on a completely different shade: natural, correct, true, and sincere.

The upper Light that influences you will insert its characteristics into you. And then as a result of this, your prayer will become true; you will feel that you are as one single whole with the rest of the friends.

You must connect the points in the heart to each other, like ten drops of water that are connected together into one big drop. Then you begin to feel within them a higher energy, a higher state, the upper world! Your whole life will be in the upper world.

This is your soul. It is one, for the entire group of ten. A person must understand that individually he cannot move this way. He must connect with others either virtually or physically. Here’s to your success!
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From a Virtual Russian Lesson 5/21/17

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The Basic Tools Of Egoism Management

laitman_933.jpgQuestion: What tools does the wisdom of Kabbalah offer in order to manage egoism?

Answer:

  • Limiting yourself with the help of the upper Light, which a person receives through the group.
  • Nullifying yourself with regard to the group and to this degree feeling one’s lowest point.
  • Investing all of my efforts in the group and in helping the friends in the group, in order to attain the highest point.

The gap between the lowest point and the highest point determines the format of the revelation of the Creator to a person.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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Only Into The Ten!

laitman_938_07Question: Let’s say we have united in the ten, how can we join in a crowded congress?

Answer: The ten is enough. If you are included into it, you will understand what to do with others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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How Is Love Created?

laitman_934Question: Is the love between friends created by unity in the ten or not?

Answer: The love for friends is created by the regular participation in the study, by the intention for unity with the friends during the study, and by discussing different problems.

Love emerges because, as the upper Light influences us, we begin to feel that together we make up one unique whole.
We see that there are no friends any more, but only the internal points of the desire for spirituality that is inside us.

We have to gather our points in the heart, and if we connect them, we will receive a spiritual vessel in which the structure of the upper world will be revealed.
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From a videoconference with Russian Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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How Can We Turn To The Creator Correctly?

arava-convention_931-01.jpgQuestion: How can we turn to the Creator correctly in order to limit the time we are in concealment?

Answer: I think that the point here is not the Creator but the friends. The closer I get to the group, the more I will place myself under the influence of the Light that operates through the center of the group.

It is only through the center of the group that I can turn to the source of the Light, to the Creator, and ask for the whole group, not for myself. By being in the center of the group with everyone, I will receive the positive influence of the Light.
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From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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What Determines The Frequency Of Spiritual States?

laitman_947Question: How can we accelerate the frequency of the change of states during a convention?

Answer: That depends on many parameters, but mainly on the group, on the ten you are in.

If you are ready for a breakthrough, you will be able to do it even independently of others. It is very important to know that and to try to fulfill it.

Question: What does the pace of the transition from one level to another depend on? Does it depend on our degree of despair or on our sensitivity? How can we go through the states of despair faster?

Answer: That depends on your merging with others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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The Years Do Not Go By In Vain

laitman_219_03Question: Compared to my group, I feel that I lag behind in understanding the necessity for connection between friends. Because of this, I am considering leaving the studies.

Answer: Each one reaches his moment of connection with the group. For some individuals, this takes a few years, for others 20 or even 30 years, as Baal HaSulam writes.

But the moment comes for everyone when he begins to feel that the means for spiritual development comes from connection in a group. And he begins to grow in it. The years that go by do not pass in vain, and specifically those who patiently walk in the dark, as Baal HaSulam writes, gradually rise to great spiritual heights.
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 10/30/16

laitman_249-01Question: Is it possible to gather a group? Where is it possible to find the “right” friends?

Answer: You don’t need to do anything in particular. People are chosen in a completely random manner. But please note: everything that you do comes from above. A person has no independent action.

Question: Is it possible to examine how we connect into a group of ten?

Answer: No, before the Creator is revealed between you, there is no connection, so there is nothing to measure.

Question: There are times when there is no eagerness to watch the lessons, they are only for communication and connection. Is this normal?

Answer: Very good! This is not terrible. Connect, do a workshop.

Question: We have 11 people in the group. Is it preferable that men and women do workshops separately or together?

Answer: It is necessary to do them separately, without any connection to the number of people.

Men and women should not be together, except during meals, and even this depends on the type of meal. If this is a family meal, then it is possible, but if this is a meal with Kabbalistic content, then it should also be done separately. The men should not feel the presence of women.

Question: What can the feeling of attainment be compared with?

Answer: It is possible to compare it to being freed from all internal and external limitations, when you feel that everything is managed by the collective power of the Light, which is called the Creator, and you just swim in it. After that, this feeling disappears. Nothing is left until the full completion of correction.

Question: Could it be that in the future I will have several groups of ten: a group of ten in the lessons, a group of ten at work, a group of ten in the family?

Answer: Certainly, there is no problem with that. But it is first necessary to begin with ten people with whom you have a common goal, and then you go on.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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New Life #816 – Conflicts In Relationships

New Life #816 – Conflicts In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Why are conflicts essential in a relationship? What is the right way of coping with opposing opinions in a relationship and how does it build a new level in the relationship?

We become equal when we reach a mutual agreement that the importance of the connection between us is above everything.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #816 –Conflicts In Relationships,” 1/24/17

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What Is Unity?

laitman_934Question: What does it mean to unite? What is this state?

Answer: To unite means to identify with the friends who have the same goal as I do, the desire to discover the meaning of life.

Baal HaSulam tells us in The Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot that the search for the meaning of life is the main factor that brings us to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

I organize a group with the friends and we unite because without them I cannot ascend above my ego and begin to feel the upper world.

We understand that we cannot manage without each other because we have to establish a system of mutual actions between us that will have the attributes of the upper world. Then like in a magic mirror, we will see a new world, and it will gradually be revealed in the connection between us.

This is the reason that I am looking for people who share the same views as mine; together we establish a connection that is similar to spiritual connection, and in this connection, we gradually feel the upper world, which means our complete interaction up to the revelation of the Creator in it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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