My Spiritual Simulator – 09.24.10

Spiritual Simulator: Questions of the Day

To Live And Just Be Happy

Dr. Michael LaitmanEverything seems so stable to us in this world, like a habitual cradle for a little child. However, we need to come out of it and check if it’s really so reliable.

Most importantly, we need to come out of the influence of society. If a person comes out into the so-called “temporary dwelling,” that is, he builds a new environment for himself in order to become independent and see this world from afar, like from space, then he draws even closer to the Light. It’s important to reveal the world “on the other side” (on the other side of egoism) without changing anything in “this life,” to rationally evaluate our world as temporary, and add the permanent one to it by uniting with the Creator.

This world is given to us only so that we could value the Creator’s world as the perfect one. In order to rejoice in this world and in the next one, we need to assimilate the Upper World while being in our current state. This is achieved by altering the importance of reception to bestowal, changing waste into essence, and the permanent into the temporary. We need to switch them around and discover harmony and perfection.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, Writhings of Baal HaSulam, Letter 17

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The Simulator: All Efforts Will Turn Into A Reward

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What should I do if the Simulator doesn’t give me any inspiration or importance?

Answer: It doesn’t matter; the Simulator is the obligation. I don’t get any inspiration from the mutual guarantee, but I must realize it. You have to put efforts into it again and again. While you are investing in it, you are seemingly losing since you are taking care of it and giving everything to it from “yourself.”

This will continue until everything becomes connected to the extent that you are able to reveal the first spiritual degree. Then you will feel the efforts you have given not as a loss, but rather as a reward. But for the time being, this is really a loss: Your family, friends, and people who surround you look at you with astonishment, “What are you investing yourself into?”

You can not explain anything to them, although this will last until you receive a response for all your efforts. Therefore, we have to try to complete this process as soon as possible.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, Shlavei Hasulam, Article 17, 1986

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The Middle Line

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the middle line? Is it the ability to act correctly between the two lines (left and right)?

Answer: The middle line is a marriage of the Light and desire. It is adhesion comprised of desire and intention, combined with the Source of Light, the Creator. By using the will to receive with an intention to bestow pleasure to the Creator, man uncovers the source of pleasure, the Creator. It turns out that desire and pleasure were merely a medium to find the connection between man and the Creator. These three components: desire, pleasure, and intention come together as one: I and the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, Shlavei Hasulam, Article 17, 1986

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Understanding The Boundaries Of Desires

Dr. Michael LaitmanWhy is it that after a soul (Nukva) completes a stage of its development, limitations still apply to it? The analysis of the desires (realization of evil) occurs on 100% of all the desires (Kelim), and the correction, meaning the implementation of the desires for the sake of bestowal, happens to the extent that it’s possible, that is, only on some of the desires. The Nukva restricts the other desires by limiting itself.

We know that some of the desires pertain to the “stony heart” (Lev HaEven), and they cannot be used to receive for the sake of bestowal until the very end of correction (Gmar Tikkun). However, why is it necessary to wait? Why can’t this “stony heart” be corrected right now, along with the other desires?

The fact that we constantly correct only a part of the desire (leaving the “stony heart”) pushes us to obtain an additional desire, and thus this limitation acts to our benefit. A person is forced to separate his desires, making a decision in regard to every desire and every detail. Where is the GE (Galgalta ve Eynaim), where is the AHP, which desire is to receive in order to bestow, and which desire is to bestow in order to bestow?

One sees such differences in all the desires precisely due to the fact that the “stony heart” is partially present in them, and this helps a person determine the boundaries of the desire. Precisely at the border of clarifying our capabilities do we acquire the sensation, the contrast of qualities according to the law of “to prefer the Light out of darkness.”

These limitations, when we feel that we can proceed only to this boundary but cannot cross it, give us the ability to perceive different qualities and their combinations (inclusions). We reveal new qualities, the Creator above creation, at the border line between desires.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/21/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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How To Become A King?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: States on the spiritual path are described, but how does one go from one state to another? What is the method of transition?

Answer: The method is very simple: Nothing changes in reality. There is only one unchangeable reality, and as my attitude towards it changes, reality changes in my sensations.

The Giver is unchangeable, nature is unchangeable. All of the changes happen by man changing his attitude towards the world. Even psychologists advise not to wait for the world to change, but to change oneself.

The Upper Light can give you a new attitude towards reality, and you will see for yourself that everything depends on you. Just do not take this situation as undesirable and difficult work, but on the contrary, treat it as your chance to control your life. After all, if everything depends on you, and you have the force through which you can implement actual changes at your disposal, then this is wonderful! Naturally, certain efforts are expected of you, but through them you become the center of the universe!

A small person, who thinks that he depends on nature and everyone else, himself begins to change and changes his perception of reality. Everything is in his hands.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/10, “The Greatness of a Person Depends on His Faith in the Future”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson 09.24.10

Shamati #97Waste of Barn and Winery
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The Book of Zohar – Selections, Chapter “VaYechi (And Jacob Lived in the Land of Egypt),” Item 376
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Selected Excerpts for Sukkot
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A Common Space Between Us

Dr. Michael LaitmanYou are not aimed at the goal if you are not looking at it through the group. The group is like a lens that collects all beams of sight and aims them at the target. Without it, you won’t be able to focus your eyes on the goal. Only in the group, in the collective relationship of the friends, will you be able to uncover the work of the Creator.

If we do not build a common area between us, a “common space” where only bestowal and our unity exist, we won’t have the "place" where the Creator can be revealed. I need at least one other person as the minimal number in a group is two persons. I decide to unite with the group and now I constantly think about it. In our union that we ourselves create, in the “common place,” everything The Zohar and the Torah are talking about is occurring. But if I am not connected with the others, I don’t have a place to reveal what’s described in The Zohar.

If I unite with the others, all the stories in the Torah, The Zohar, the Study of the Ten Sefirot, and the Talmud are solely about the types of our connection and what is revealed in it. Through my own actions aimed at a greater connection, I evoke the revelation of the Creator. This is called “Israel (I), the Torah (Kabbalistic texts, studies, and the group), and the Creator are one,” and I unify them from the beginning of my correction to its end.

It isn’t difficult at all to get concentrated in one point. If not, the aim immediately disappears, and you must focus anew. There are obstacles, and the challenge lies in focusing on the goal by way of unity.

First of all, we need to create a common space between us. And The Zohar will tell us what takes place in it, how to annul oneself in order to bring our unity to compete correction, and to reveal the Creator within it in accordance with the law of equivalence of form.

From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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