My Spiritual Simulator – 10.14.10

Spiritual Simulator: Questions of the Day

Emptiness Is The Harbinger Of Revelation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: While reading The Zohar I concentrate on the intention to unite with the friends, yet I feel an empty space. Do we have to fill it with some kind of an awareness?

Answer: No. That empty space won’t be filled by you, but from Above. You should think only about unity and listen to the text through that. You don’t need anything but this.

Everything being said in the text has to become clear inside the unity. It’s very good that you are revealing emptiness. That emptiness will be filled by the spiritual picture that will become revealed through the reading.

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/10, The Zohar

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Living In Intention

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Creator sends us troubles, problems, and all kinds of unpleasant things, while we have to discern the good intention and fatherly love they contain. The Creator is good and does good to the good and the bad.

He does not divide us into good and bad since He created us this way. However, each of us perceives the Creator’s treatment of us (his life) in his own way. No matter what happens to us in life, we have to build an attitude to Him in response, “Everything comes from Him who is Good and does good,” and everything comes from “There is none else besides Him.” A person has to ascend above the sensation of “bitter and sweet” to the assessment of “true and false.”

The truth is that everything, including sweet and bitter, comes from the single Force and it’s all for my own good, for the sake of truth. Sweet and bitter sensations are given to me in order for me to aim toward the truth above the bitterness.

That is how we learn to aspire to the Upper Force, to understand it, to feel it inside our own qualities and to feel how it relates to us, what it brings us, and what it wants from us. The answer is that it wants us to have faith above reason, loyalty, and bestowal above any kind of reception and above all sensations. At the end of the day it demands that we ascend above the sensation of “bitter and sweet” to the intention of “true and false.”

Then we recognize this Force and start to understand its goal: It wants us to relate to everything in reality according to our intention alone, instead of our sensation. That is how we reveal a new sense – the Reflected Light, Hassadim, faith above reason. In this sense we start to discern the Creator, who sends us all the feelings and situations, while we have to ascend above them by building our attitude to Him above all the sensations.

It becomes clear to us that all our work is done above egoism, above the sensations that the Creator creates in our egoistic desire. All of this is necessary only in order for us to develop our intention of bestowal, “truth,” more and more. We will live in this intention and will feel pleasure inside it as we aspire toward everything away from ourselves, toward bestowal to the neighbor and the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/10, “And Jacob Sat at the Land Where His Father Dwelled”

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Everything Depends On Our Faith In Success!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the goal we want to achieve at the upcoming Convention?

Answer: We all expect an opportunity to unite at the Convention in order to achieve mutual guarantee. Mutual guarantee is the force of mutual connection which determines the degree of one’s soul. We have to attain the first degree of connection among us in order for the Creator to be revealed inside it.

Even if we won’t be able to stay on this degree all the time, we’ll at least be able to temporarily. It is already possible for us to come in contact with this state so the Light will glow for us and then disappear. Nevertheless, a person already receives a spiritual impression. He knows it exists and understands what he is going toward.

When this happens to a big mass of people, it is very effective. I hope to achieve this together with you and obviously, everything depends on our preparation, our faith in success, and the confidence that we deserve it!
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/10, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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Following The Law Of Equivalence Of Form

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When people come to the Convention and see the great work and preparations that were done, will we be able to revoke the differences between us and feel total equality?

Answer: Everything that is now being prepared for the Convention all over the world together with us is being done from the bottom of people’s hearts; we are all in one single vessel or desire. People who are far away from us and do not have the opportunity to come are still able to support us in thought. They transmit their desire to us and the aspiration to be closer.

What we end up with is the right combination, arranged by the Creator, where everyone unites together. We lack just one thing: the common thought about mutual guarantee!

Forget about all the external differences. In the end everything must become part of one whole, one common mutual guarantee. We have to become “as one man with one heart” together with all of our friends all over the world. As soon as we achieve the first feeling of contact, the spiritual quality of connection, then inside it the Creator will immediately be revealed according to the law of equivalence of form.

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/10, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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Everyone Will Hear The Creator’s Voice

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe first degree of mutual guarantee is the initial degree of the spiritual ladder. This entire ladder is the implementation of the levels of mutual guarantee: from 0% to 100%, the 125th degree. At the Convention we are trying to reach the initial condition of mutual guarantee on the simplest level, and to hold on to it at least temporarily.

This is possible if we all desire it passionately and are able to transmit this aspiration to one another. Only a small fraction of the people will be able to attain this state consciously, while the rest will join them. We are connected together in a spiritual scheme, a Partzuf in the form of a pyramid that has a peak (men from 20 to 60 years old whose might is 60 x 10,000) and lower layers (called the elderly, women, and children). However, eventually we all unite together in one group (nation) that “stands at the foot of Mount Sinai.”

When the innermost part, the “men between 20 and 60 years old” take the mutual guarantee upon themselves, then all the others, the newcomers, join them. Everyone becomes included in one whole and is deemed “one nation,” which receives the spiritual revelation. It is written that the entire nation heard the Creator’s voice from Mount Sinai. However, the innermost group is the first to take on the actual condition of mutual guarantee.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/10, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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Should One Help A Friend To Go To The Convention?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I have already been to a Kabbalah convention. Would it be correct if instead of going there myself, I give my friend an opportunity to go by supporting him financially?

Answer: If a person is at the level of love of others “Love another as you love yourself,” then he must (and he desires!) to give the other his only “pillow,” that is, to send his friend to the congress. If neither of you go to the congress, then it is the quality of Sodom (Sodomite Rule). However, if you are the only one going, you are the “wicked.” But this is at the level of “love for another.”

The degree of love is the highest and last level of correction. Until it is reached, there are numerous other steps, and for the time being, we are at the level of the “wicked.”

Therefore, to act correctly means to act according to your level or “according to the law of Halakha” (the law), where “Halakha” derives from the word “Alicha,” movement (toward the goal). In other words, this means correct advancement, correct action. In your case, you should go, the one who has the funds; otherwise, you will instill hatred between you and your friend.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence

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Why Work For The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does it mean to act solely for the sake of the Creator? It greatly disturbs me since it feels as if I am forced to slave away for someone.

Answer: This “someone” is the absolute law of Nature, the unifying force that contains the entire creation and you in it. Beside this law, there is nothing else! And when you “bestow,” you do it not “for somebody’s sake,” but in order to establish this law over all creation so that it is revealed to all.

The Creator doesn’t need it, He doesn’t receive anything; He is the desire to bestow, which cannot receive. He Himself is not perceived within you; rather, what you perceive is your own impressions of Him. The law of bestowal is similar to a wall: It feels nothing, you may consider it to be still. This law of nature is the absolute law of bestowal, which you experience reactions to within yourself.

You don’t do Him favors! He doesn’t require that you cleave to Him and love Him; He doesn’t feel our work as we do. We can’t even discuss His essence for it is unknowable. Everything we discuss about Him is our personal impressions, our perceptions of Him in our broken or corrected desires. Therefore, I can’t say that I am working for Him. Expressions “cleave to the Creator” or “love your Creator” speak about me and my correction, after which I will attain love.

That is why we were given a group, in relation to which we have to work, instead of working with some abstract principle or a force that cannot be sensed or with the factor that everyone can turn as he pleases. Take, for instance, the science of Kabbalah. It is a program of how you should treat human society. Build your attitude to it according with this program and by doing so, you will reach your full correction.

Love for the created beings that you will experience with the help of the Light that Reforms will be your attitude to the Creator indeed. Instead of acting in relation to the Light that cannot be perceived, the soul broke apart, and its parts now interact with each other instead of interacting with the Light. Therefore, they have an opportunity to connect with each other, act, and examine things together, which they cannot accomplish if paired with the abstract force.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/7/10, “The Love of the Creator and Love for the Created Beings”

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