Good Environment – 10.27.10

My Good Environment – Questions of the Day

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Three Windows On My Computer

Dr. Michael LaitmanOur path can be imagined as a computer screen where three windows or documents are opened at the same time. The last window is concealed; I don’t see it. This is me in the state of the Final Correction, in unity and adhesion with the Creator, in the root of my soul.

The window in the middle is my path, my advancement along 125 degrees. The first window is the one I now see in front of myself, my current state.

All three are states of my soul, what it perceives, since “we cannot name anything we do not attain.” Kabbalists have gone through this path, have experienced all these states from beginning to end, and they tell us about the process they have gone through.
From the lesson on 10/22/10, Baal HaSulam’s Letter 17

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A Dual Effect

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can a friend be bad despite what he has in his heart?

Answer: First of all we check our friends, but we do it once, at the very beginning. After making that check we have to rely on our unity.

It is called “Mikveh,” which is a special water reservoir for the purpose of  purification. When the Light becomes revealed inside our unity, its force cleanses and purifies us. However, if a person is completely unfit for it, then it cleanses others away from him. It influences him in a way that casts him away. This is the effect of the force of cleansing: It either pulls us inside, or throws us to the outside.

Therefore, one should assess his friends only by ascending above reason and caring only about how to strengthen the common force of unity in the group. Then this force, the Creator, will clarify: Who is outside and who is inside.

Those who are really trying to reach unity are pushed inwards by this force, whereas those who don’t merit it yet are thrown back. A person who is unprepared cannot go through the burdening of the heart and a descent. Instead of giving him extra forces, his states will force him to break away to the outside.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, “Make Yourself A Rav, Buy Yourself A Friend”

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Kabbalah Moments: World Of Infinity

Before The First Ascent

Dr. Michael LaitmanKabbalists who have attained the foundations of creation tell us that the Creator created a desire to enjoy. This desire is obligated to become equal to the Creator, to become a vessel that is filled with Light according to the law of equivalence of form.

This is the only true formula which the Creator established and created from the beginning. All other forms exist only in the perception of those who receive.

The single creation, the single desire to receive pleasure, exists in equivalence with the Upper Light and is filled with Light, unity, and adhesion. However, it imagines that it is separated and distanced from the Creator, that it differs from Him and has different qualities, that it is broken and separated into many parts. Now, from our end we have to decide which actions are necessary in order to return to the only existing, true state, the place where “He and His name are one,” where the Light and the vessel, the creature and the Creator, are united with each other.

The science of Kabbalah pays special attention to the current phase, which is the preparation for ascending onto the first and lowest spiritual level. Right now we do not know what is happening on that ladder. Once we get there, a person’s soul teaches him and we can look for help in the Kabbalah books, receive examples, gain experience, and learn from the previous states.

The entire problem lies precisely here, before the first degree. At this stage we need a great preparation; here the states are unclear and the world is opposite to the spiritual reality.

Therefore, at this stage we have to use the special means that the science of Kabbalah offers us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, “Make Yourself A Rav, Buy Yourself A Friend”

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The Miracle Of “Coming Out Of Egypt”

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe exodus from Egypt happens like a miracle because the Light of GAR de Hochma which comes from Partzuf Atik works above the nature of the Second Restriction. That’s why it allows us to go from the state of “Egypt,” which is ruled by the will to enjoy, to the state where we can decide for ourselves that we desire to be under the rule of Bina. This is already the beginning of the “Sinai desert.”

In essence, this is the sign that we have come out of Egypt. On our own, we are unable to come out from the rule of our ego; only this enormous Light creates a passageway for us, raising us above the will to enjoy. It helps a person to separate from certain qualities of his egoistic desire, and from that moment on, a person runs away from “Egypt,” from the qualities that hold him inside the intention of “for his own sake,” which deprive him of the opportunity to attain “for the sake of bestowal.” And that is impossible in Egypt itself.

When GAR de Hochma appears, it works like a projector that illuminates a person’s desires so he sees which of them are really so bad that he cannot avoid touching them. This is called an “escape;” a person rises above them and is already protected from using them.

The Light of GAR de Hochma severs these desires like a knife and they no longer come in a person’s way since they are buried inside of him. Of course, later on they will reawaken in order to be corrected, and then a person will reveal all sorts of problems until he comes out of “Egypt” completely.

However, all of this happens by virtue of the Light of GAR de Hochma, which illuminates and clarifies our desires, allowing us to rise above them, to correct them or to use them partially.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, The Zohar

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We Are Waiting For You At The Convention!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Before the Convention many people complain that everything around them suddenly breaks including household appliances and furniture, objects fall out of their hands and break, or crumble right in their hands.

One gets the impression that the material world starts to disintegrate. Is this really related to the Convention that is approaching?

Answer: Of course there is pressure, discernment of the goal, a desire for it, its assessment, the realization of the price I have to pay for my goal, whether my friends correspond to this it, and so on.

However, this is a wonderful time. You should read about how people came out of Egypt: in fear, hurriedly, accompanied by the blows that came down on Pharaoh (egoism), and it happened in the dark.

Question: How should we relate to our friends from the past who used to be with us and left? Maybe we now have an excuse to contact them and invite them to rejoin us?

Answer: The Convention is a gathering of “points in the heart” from the whole world. Precisely now we all have a unique chance to create a single common Kli.

Many people were together with us physically and virtually for many years, participating in the work of the worldwide Kabbalistic group. Regardless of the reasons for their temporary distancing, we would be very happy to see all of them at the Convention.

Everyone who has ever been with us, who has embarked on the path of studying Kabbalah, are dear and close to us.

We are waiting for you! See you at the Convention!

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Kabbalah For Beginners “The Integration” – 10.27.10

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Why Did The Sea Split?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar, Chapter “BeShalach (When Pharaoh Sent),” Item 181: Then everything shone together because even though the light of Atik is covered in Hassadim, it contains Hochma, as well, since the Hochma in AA is necessarily received from him. Hence, the Hassadim of Atik are more important than the Hochma de AA and are regarded as containing it, and that Hochma and Hassadim shine in him together. This is why the sea made the upper laws, to drown the Egyptians and to save Israel, since the upper and lower were given into his hands. …since the crossing of the Red Sea depends on Atik.

The Upper Light comes and severs the coarse desires in us called “Egyptians” from the desires called “Isra-El” (straight to the Creator), which are ready to be corrected. This happens by the conditions of the Second Restriction (Tzimtzum Bet).

“The nations of the world” in us are all the desires that cannot be corrected until the very End of Correction (Gmar Tikkun). This includes the Klipot and all the desires that are directly connected with the Light of Hochma.

The desires of “Israel” (Yashar-Kel) include all the qualities of Bina and by their nature they belong to Galgalta Einaym. Therefore, the Light of Hochma that comes makes a split in the entire depth of the desire or vessel, separating the desires that can be corrected (the ones belonging to Galgalta Einaym that are able to become AHP de Aliya) from the desires that are completely incapable of correction. That is why the “splitting of the Red Sea” took place: to separate “Israel” from the “Egyptians.”

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, The Zohar

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Under Elemental Pressure

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Before the Convention how should we “make ourselves a teacher and buy ourselves a friend?”

Answer: It can only be done by way of unity; there’s nothing else for us to do. However, it has to be a wide and powerful action of bonding. We still have time.

We have to understand that there are descents, ascents, and difficult states awaiting us until the very last moment. We will experience sudden gusts of strong wind and the pressure of tall waves such as we have never felt before.

That is how dramatic the exodus from Egypt was. For 210 years everything followed its course, but before the exodus the preparation began, bringing very unusual states.

In any case, the more a person goes through at the preparation phase, the more serious the situation is and the greater chance he has of achieving his expectations.

From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, “Make Yourself A Rav, Buy Yourself A Friend”

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