My Spiritual Simulator – 10.22.10

Spiritual Simulator: Questions of the Day

Weekly Torah Portion – 10.22.10

The Book of Zohar, Weekly Torah Portion “Vayera,” Selected Excerpts
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Practical Realization

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe are fed up with what we call “preparation for preparation.” The time has come for true, practical preparation to enter the spiritual world.

All the texts have been thoroughly, repeatedly studied. The books have been published. Conventions are gathering one after the other. No matter what the group does, if it doesn’t begin the practical realization, we will begin to descend. Without an authentic, inner action, we will only be making cosmetic modifications which will backfire on us.

We are no longer alone. We have gained many “children,” groups in Israel and around the world. We must feel responsibility for them, and we have to attract the Upper Force in order to correctly take care of them, to set an example for the whole of mankind by demonstrating what its spiritual center is.

All of this can be achieved solely by means of the force of mutual guarantee between us if we make the decision, “We shall do, and we shall hear.” We need to realize unity, and, as a result, the Upper Force will manifest in it.

The next level seems too exalted and too distant to us, but, in truth, it is even more exalted and more distant than we imagine. It is opposite to our nature. However, we have to accept its condition and, with all our might, try to accomplish it with one unified powerful attack.

Therefore, now, we are preparing ourselves so that we may accomplish this at the congress. There will be neither allowances nor indulgence for this. After all, we have delegated the responsibility for the multitude of groups. You don’t yet see and feel what a serious, actual, ideological, and loud issue this is. We have plowed the soil, and now our seeds are growing deep, powerful roots. So, let’s do what needs to be done.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, “The Arvut”

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Responsibility Is Always Personal

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How do I know when I start to feel the system? What are the first sensations that a person experiences?

Answer: Responsibility! Just as it is in the family, I start feeling that there is a certain system for which I have to take responsibility. It isn’t accidental that a family is established in the corporeal world and a person has to take this responsibility seriously. Family is the foundation of society, life.

In our case, we must feel as if we are in a “spiritual family” where we all have to reach similarity to the Upper One. In accordance with nature and the law of root and branch, we have to meet the condition of the mutual guarantee and implement it first in the group and then in the entire world.

The whole world, as Baal HaSulam describes, is one family, and nature will force us to learn this law.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, “The Arvut”

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Free And Compulsory Participation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The law of the system is total reciprocity. What practical instructions does this law give to each person?

Answer: Since it is a unified, integral, and global system, every part of it must take into account this law and comply with it in its actions. Every individual has to understand and absorb this system, feeling that he is responsible for establishing it to the extent that he has been given free will.

Freedom of choice is the part that I must independently establish in the system and advance in this manner until everyone, on their 125 rungs, discovers more and more of their own free will which is the measure of one’s free and compulsory participation in the system that one establishes from his part.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, “The Arvut”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.22.10

Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam “The Matter of the Will to Receive”
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The Book of Zohar – Selections, Chapter “BeShalach (When Pharaoh Sent),” Item 95
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Explanation of the Article, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Lesson 2
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag, “The Freedom,” Lesson 3
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The Internal Formula Of The Integrated System

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the law of the system of Arvut (mutual guarantee)?

Answer: The law of this system is absolute reciprocity. This is how it is described in the Torah: “As one man with one heart.” This means that the one desire in the entire system, mutual bestowal, is realized in the adhesion with the Creator. The law is defined by the word “one,” as in “unity.”

It could be said that unity of “one” cannot be a law. But the definition of “one” contains many different properties connected with each other above hatred and rejection by relations of love and bestowal. This is the internal formula of the system: Qualities opposite in their nature are connected above this opposition by the law of equivalence of form.

This is the way our body and any integrated system are constructed. In order for such a system to exist, it must be built from the different forms and opposite parts over which there operates a universal law: existence for the sake of one unified purpose.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, "The Arvut"

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The Companion Chosen For Me By The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is there a difference in the spiritual development of women and men, and what constitutes this difference?

Answer: If we look at the historical process, we see that as soon as Abraham began to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah, he received an order to adhere with his female part: “Listen to what Sarah tells you.” Everything is determined by the female part. What a man reveals is revealed by him in the woman, meaning the male part of the soul in the inner female part of the soul and the man in the woman. Rabash wrote and spoke repeatedly about the fact that in the corrected society, in a corrected family with a man and a woman, the husband and a wife are in the process of revealing the Creator between them. The husband perceives the wife through the Creator and the wife relates to the husband in the same manner. They constantly feel that the Creator dwells between them. That is, I know that I received her from the Creator. And if I perceive her as a part that can help me reach the Creator, then I am truly realizing myself.

Question cont.: In other words, my wife is my partner on the spiritual path?

Answer: She is not just a partner. I see her as a companion chosen for me by the Creator. And if I treat her this way, I don’t just address her. I address her and the Creator at the same time and feel that she relates to me in the same manner. It seems like an unnatural contrast, but it is very natural because it is very goal-oriented. It turns out that at every moment of my life, from the most intimate to the most common situations in the family, and even more so in public and in the world, we begin to treat each other like the Creator dwells between us. We feel that this Force needs to bind us together, fill the voids between us, and correct the rejection and hatred that rises up between us. The Creator Himself comes to fill this space and unite us with each other. We can begin to realize this in the family, the closest place for every person, and continue it throughout the whole world.
From Kabbalah For Beginners, "Men and Women" 10/14/10

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Become The Prime Minister Of The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I don’t understand: What is the freedom that we must attain?

Answer: Our freedom amounts to attaining the desire for bestowal that will fill us with infinite enjoyment. The goal is to achieve the most comfortable state of existence, although it requires us to first change and correct ourselves.

The Creator, Who is Good that does good, wished to create a being in order to bestow pleasure to it. And He will give this pleasure to us! Yet, like a little child, I dream only about one thing: that my parents would give me a bicycle for a present. For me, it is the greatest dream, but my parents fear that I will ride on a dangerous highway between the cars. Instead of buying me a bicycle, they wish to teach me to play the violin. Do you see the difference?

Similarly, the Creator wants us to “play the violin,” but we want a “bicycle” for our egoism to ride. Yet, when we make our desire as His, change ourselves and realize that to play the violin is the greatest joy, then we attain all the pleasure prepared for us by Him. After all, the Creator placed enjoyment in the “violin,” not in the “bicycle,” and I will have to change my desire for I have no choice. However, as a result, I will attain pleasure as conceived in the plan of creation.

My reward in this world is to gradually build for myself the necessary environment. I seek and discern which environment is needed to advance me to the example that the Creator gave me, and by doing so, I construct myself. From all the opportunities given to me, I build myself a “wrapper” that I can dress in.

A person creates for himself a new world, his next spiritual degree. He doesn’t simply give himself into the hands of the Upper One, permitting Him to do anything He desires. Rather, he has to know precisely what kind of person he wants to become, by way of which forces and influences. He creates himself and his entire world anew.

It is the kind of freedom that makes you the Creator. You start to understand all of nature’s components and to assemble them like a new puzzle game every time according to your opinion and advancement to the form of the Creator. You are constructing this world. This free choice grants you new desires and instruments of perception. By building it, you get to understand and know the Creator, His Upper force, the program of creation, and its laws that everybody follows. Hence, you can control it all.

It turns out that you are in place of the Creator and are governing everything. By inviting this force to govern you, you accept it, and with its help, you rule the world. It will be you, and your free will is the foundation for it. You are not the one who is governed anymore, but the governor. To do this, we just need to find out what our freedom is.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, “The Freedom”

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