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Malchut Is Waiting

laitman_282.01Torah, Numbers 12:01: Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses regarding the Cushite woman he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.

Moses’s wife Zipporah is a Cushite, meaning she is dark-skinned. It means that Moses’s Malchut is much darker, harder, and heavier than the desires of Miriam and Aaron. Therefore, when he works with her, he reaches a higher level.

In the same way, we now have to attach ourselves to all of humanity. Can you imagine the Malchut that is waiting to be connected?! At the same time, when this happens all will receive such an elevation!
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 3/25/15

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Covering Everything With Love

laitman_231.04Question: Can a Kabbalist control his own and others’ hatred that results from separation?

Answer: No. Hatred cannot be controlled. It can only be covered with love. It is written: “Love will cover all crimes.”

Question: Can I do this for someone else?

Answer: No. The only thing you can do is include everyone else inside of you and in this way turn all of their negative qualities into positive ones. There are no negative qualities. They are simply not balanced by positive ones.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/6/17

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A True Request To The Creator

laitman_239It seems to us that a request to the Creator is a means for correcting the Kli, the vessel of the soul, while as a result of our work, we begin to feel that the request to the Creator is the Kli itself and not a means of correcting it.

And if my appeal to the Creator, the desire that I raise toward Him, is true, constant, and growing in its incessant aspiration to Him, then I will feel this request as a complete correction.

What are the corrections? It is the raising of the desire, not the answer to the prayer to fulfill it. Raising the desire to the Creator is already the end of the work. Thus, I express my attitude toward Him. Do I receive something from Him? It may be that I do not get anything. And what should I receive if I turn to Him? Only my appeal to the Creator is already in itself—everything. I do not need anything else.

If I do not stay in the Kli that receives for itself, then I want to have only a request to the Creator. And if in response I do not hear, do not understand, do not feel, and do not see anything, you are welcome; it is even better! And then in my striving, in the power of bestowal, I feel how similar I am to the Creator.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/5/17, “Work with Disturbances,”

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Unification Without Boundaries

laitman_936Question: When we say that unification is above everything, are there any boundaries here?

Answer: There are not and cannot be boundaries in unification because as soon as we allegedly reach them, new disturbances appear and we must again move toward new boundaries. This is the ascent on 125 degrees.

In the unification that we have achieved, we reveal the Creator, that is, the general force that connects two opposite forces in itself—positive and negative, the force of the Light and the force of the desire, plus and minus, darkness and light—together in harmony.

And what will happen between the light and the shadow? What will connect them with each other as plus and minus short-circuited on a motor or for some other user? This user is our efforts we invest in order to connect all pluses and minuses harmoniously, all positive and negative natural phenomena so that they will not seem as opposites to us.

By trying to connect them with each other in such a way, we correct ourselves. We ourselves are placed between positive and negative forces and there we connect with the Creator and reach adhesion with Him.

The Creator is the harmony of all the forces of nature, including us, that is, a person who creates this harmony within himself.
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From the Convention in Vilnius “From Chaos to Harmony,” Day One 11/3/17, Lesson 1

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When Do We Reach The Land Of Israel?

laitman_747.01Question: Why is it that after the exodus from Egypt the people of Israel were constantly complaining and were not satisfied by this progress?

Answer: This is how the present is assessed in relation to the past and the freedom of will is selected from the two states.

This happens on every degree, at every step, since egoism is always growing and we need to rise above it. Greater egoism and greater ascent. This goes on until we enter the land of Israel. Throughout the 40 years of wandering in the desert, we all climb Mount Sinai.

Previously only Moses ascended it, but now we are pulling everyone along with us. This means he is leading the people across the desert.

The ascent to Mount Sinai, meaning the ascent above mutual hatred, is the purpose of man’s life. This is the start of bestowal, love, mutual connection, and the union of everyone into one single whole, and to this extent—the Creator is revealed.

The land of Israel is attained only at the end when you reach love. But the entire ascent lies in rising above egoism. This is called “having the quality of Hassadim.”

Hesed is mercy: when you are concerned about others the same way they are concerned about you.

During this, each time at the level you are on, there is a suppression of your needs by reassessing the needs of others as more valuable, more necessary. It is similar to how a mother takes care of a baby, valuing its needs more than anything. That is how we are in relation to everyone.

It is as if you let another person inside you, completely free up space for him on this degree. When you do this, the egoism of the next degree immediately begins to arise in you. It is so strong that you do not even notice that person, and if you happen to see him, he annoys you and is repulsive to you. Then you start working on this again until he becomes closer to you than you are to yourself.

This means you have entered a new degree. And it continues over and over.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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“That Soul Shall Be Cut Off From Its People.”

Laitman_002Torah, Leviticus 7:21: And a person who touches anything unclean, whether uncleanness from a human or an unclean animal [carcass] or any unclean [carcass of an] abominable creature, and then eats of the flesh of a peace offering to the Lord, that soul shall be cut off from its people.

A corpse symbolizes an uncorrected egoistic desire. It died by itself, but it has not yet been corrected.

In other words, there is life and death. After the egoistic life of a desire comes the death of the ego and then its alteration to altruism. It moves like a wave: plus-minus, plus-minus. You plunge into minus (egoism), come to zero, and then you translate egoism to altruism. But a zero still does not mean anything. You can deal only with the spiritually alive.

“Touching the unclean” means entering into an inner contact with an egoistic desire, being with it in adaptation, in understanding, in a mutual state. That is, if you can say spiritually that “I came into contact with someone,” then you are in the same state as he is. And if he is a dead body, then you are at the same level.

It is written: “And a person who touches anything unclean… and then eats of the flesh of a peace offering to the Lord, that soul shall be cut off from its people.” You cannot bless, you cannot do such deeds.

This is about the laws of incompatibility or the laws of similarity because everything in the universe is built on the property of similarity.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/13

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A Kabbalistic Art

laitman_942Question: How can you practically touch the heart of your ten during a workshop?

Answer: This is a Kabbalistic art: how to agree with friends in the ten, create such mutual understanding, mutual relations, and inclusiveness so that they see the goal that we want to achieve as the most important thing.

Congresses are good because we are not distracted by anything. I came here and for me there is no one except the friends I am with now. I do not want to think about anything else. At this moment I want to achieve the sense that we are adding to each other in the ten where I will reveal the Creator.

Nothing prevents me from this except myself. And my friends will act just like me. I have to believe that the Creator controls them and makes them the best figures for me. He plays with me through them.

If I constantly try to work on myself, adjust to them, add to them, and collect them together into one single whole, then inside of them I will reveal the Creator between us.
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From the Convention in Vilnius “From Chaos to Harmony,” Day One 11/3/17, Lesson 1

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The Spiritual Root Of Gossip

laitman_600.02Question: Does gossip have a spiritual root?

Answer: Of course, it is called Lashon HaRa – evil tongue.

It kills everything between the friends. If I speak behind my friend’s back, I betray the Creator. I cheat on Him. There can be nothing else here. After all, the Creator puts the ten with all of its problems before me. Behind a friend’s back, we can only talk about how to help him and about nothing else.
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From the Convention in Vilnius “From Chaos to Harmony,” Day One 11/3/17, Lesson 1

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There Is Nothing Bad In Nature

laitman_232.08.jpgQuestion: If I see a negative property in a friend, I have to complement it. What does this mean?

Answer: There law of nature is such that there is nothing wrong with it. And there is nothing bad in man either—not in anyone of us! The “bad” came from our shattering and so you have his fourth, in another half, and in me a third, etc.

If we collect these properties together, then they form one property of wholeness that consists of a plus and a minus. In fact, when the soul broke, negative properties were formed, and even the positive ones look negative because there is nothing that could complement them.

The wisdom of correction is to correct the separation and distance between us. We need to make our brains work in this direction: there is neither bad nor good. Separation and distance between us are bad. Therefore, we see broken properties, which always seem negative to us.

If there is nothing to oppose a broken property, no matter how positive it is, it will look negative.
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From the Convention in Vilnius “From Chaos to Harmony,” Day One 11/03/17, Lesson 1

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“Then Moses Went Up To The Mountain”

laitman_740.03Torah, Exodus 24:15 – 24:18: And Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. And the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days, and He called to Moses on the seventh day from within the cloud. And the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire atop the mountain, before the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses came within the cloud, and he went up to the mountain, and Moses was upon the mountain forty days and forty nights.

“And Moses went up to the mountain” and disappeared into the cloud means he had completely reached the property of Bina (the 40th property).Forty is the level of Bina with respect to Malchut. Absolute, complete bestowal is the first general stage of a person’s ascension.

Question: Why did Moses enter the cloud?

Answer: Entering the cloud symbolizes the entrance of the Creator’s power to this stage. And then, over the course of 40 years, Moses rises more fully into this stage and completes the work before the entrance of the people into the “Land of Israel,” into the next state. “And Moses was upon the mountain forty days and forty nights” because there is no day without night and no night without day. A person must first plunge into the night, into all the opposite egoistic qualities and express them, and only then, with the help of the Light, can he correct them to the properties of Bina. Therefore, “and there was evening, and there was morning—one day” means that everything begins at night.

Moses received the tablets, the Torah, and the commandments; he descended from the mountain and began to work. This means that a person has pulled himself up to his highest level, got hooked, appeared in the world like a newborn, and now needs to raise himself into the new world.

In order to come to this state, he is given an instruction—a Light of correction that awaits until a person needs it.
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