Weekly Torah Portion – 11.05.10

The Book of Zohar, Weekly Torah Portion “Toldot,” Selected Excerpts
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Kabbalah Moments: The Creator Doesn’t Exist

Kabbalists About Studying Kabbalah, Part 7

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

Concerning the Obligation of Each Person to Study the Wisdom of Kabbalah

Understanding the meaning of the word, “spirituality,” has nothing to do with philosophy. This is because how can they discuss something that they have never seen or felt? What do their rudiments [their opinion about spirituality] stand on? If there is any definition that can tell spiritual from corporeal, it belongs only to those who have attained a spiritual thing and felt it. These are the genuine Kabbalists; thus, it is the wisdom of Kabbalah that we need.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”

Spiritual redemption is possible only by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah. [It is because only the study of Kabbalah, the study of the Upper Light’s act on the desire can attract its influence upon us. And this is our sole opportunity to change, ascend to the Upper World, and reveal the Creator.]
– Vilna Gaon, “Even Shlema,” Part 11, 3

Imbued With One Single Field

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is our interconnection like?

Answer: A connection is when I look at you, and you begin to understand what I am thinking of. A connection is when you stand thirty feet behind me, and I feel that you are there with my back.

There are many types of connection between us, many fields where we interact. The electric, magnetic, biochemical field, the field of desires, thoughts, and intentions, all these fields connect us together.

All live bodies create fields around them, and we interconnect with our fields. Sometimes we make contact, and sometimes we can’t. Everything depends on the extent to which our fields correspond to one another.

However, there is a special, powerful, and elevated field: the spiritual connection between us. This field embraces and encompasses everything else, and this is why it is called the “Creator.” This is the field we need to reveal, but, essentially, all the fields belong to a single, universal field that Einstein also wanted to discover.

It connects our thoughts and desires, and we influence one another through it. Once I concentrate on this possibility, once I desire to reveal our interconnection, I will discover our mutual influence and will use it for the universal interconnection.
From the Talk on the Arvut 10/29/10

A One-Way Ticket

Dr. Michael LaitmanAs I take off to the Convention, I leave everything I have in this world at home in order to come to a place of unification, to be born there in a new life. There is no place to run, the ways back are cut off, with no connection to the world. The world does not exist.

We need to prepare for such a state. I plan to spend these days precisely and only in this manner. I don’t think about anything else but this.

At home, at work, at the bank, and at the store, I prepare everything so that I wouldn’t have to think about anything over the course of these three days, as if flying to Mars with a one-way ticket. Nothing is keeping me here anymore; the bridges have been burned.
From the Talk on the Arvut, 10/29/10

Three Reference Points Before The Convention

Dr. Michael LaitmanBefore the Convention, we should concentrate on the following three things:

1. We are confident in the fact that we exist in a good, powerful, and correct environment, and that we are revealing the path to mutual unity and mutual bestowal.

2. We concentrate our power of thought on seeking out the connection between us.

3. We are happy with our exclusiveness, glad for this special state and status that we have achieved.

Such conventions have not yet occurred. We all feel this by the intensity, pressure, and pleasant trepidation that permeate each of us. And all this comes from Above. It is great help from Above showing us that we should try to add something to it that we still lack, namely:

a. Joy and fulfillment of a spiritual ascent,
b. Confidence in achieving the goal, and
c. Inner effort.

I need to unite with the friends into a single network in order to reveal the mutual force called “the Creator” between us. Our whole work, all serious analysis is conducted inside every person, while on the outside we should radiate joy, ease, and confidence. There should be laughter on the outside and a burning flame deep within.
From the Talk on the Arvut 10/29/10

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.05.10

Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam “The Matter of Shechina”
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag, “The Freedom,” Lesson 5
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Everyone Is Thinking About Me

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can I think about the friends throughout the day if I don’t feel that they’re thinking about me?

Answer: Irrespective of them, you need to connect to the group and accept the notion that they’re all thinking about you as a fact. Then you will discover that this is truly the case. The friends will be revealed to you at a higher degree. They may be regular people, but you will see that, within, they are all unified.

Everything depends on you, on how you perceive the friends, and not on their self-awareness.
From the Talk on the Arvut 10/29/10