Good Environment – 11.08.10

My Good Environment – Questions of the Day

The Right To Serve The Friends

Dr. Michael LaitmanHow do we succeed on the spiritual path? There are no other means except greater unification. We must make unity of the highest importance and see it as the only means.

We know that our choice lies solely in being strengthened by and unifying with the environment. We exalt the environment in our eyes and lower ourselves before the friends and the goal. Every action must be grounded in intention: Why am I doing this? How strong is my effort in uniting with the friends? Are we creating the Kli (vessel), the place where the Light will be revealed? In truth, by assisting the group in this endeavor, we implement the principle, “We shall do, and we shall hear.” We can do it. We may not want to, and may feel appalled by it, but we still can bestow smiles and gifts to each other, be courteous, and participate in the collective cause, even without the desire to do so.

We organize everything ourselves, including the Conventions. Even if we had unlimited resources, we would still be doing everything ourselves. In this case, what matters is the collective effort, and indeed, people are arriving from all over the world to work together. Only this kind of preparation will bring us success.

This is what we offer as our “gifts,” where together we prepare all that is necessary, without depending on anyone or wishing to relinquish our participation to outsiders. So important is this opportunity to reach internal oneness by means of external work, that we don’t concede it nor forfeit anything we can do by ourselves to anyone. After all, this is the means to achieving our unity.

In the last two days before the World Kabbalah Convention begins, we have been given a unique opportunity to serve each other. Don’t miss this chance, since the success of the entire enterprise depends and is founded on it. This is the real unification, for this is how we “buy” the friends. I make an effort for them and they do the same for me, and together we raise the collective Kli.
From the lesson on Rabash’s letter on 11.07.2010

The Final Assembly

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe do not know in advance what and how to correct, how to assemble ourselves into an integrated system created in the world of Infinity. After all, the Creator wishes for us to be independent so that a person would find the correct formula of mutual integration through his own efforts and experience.

Like little children, we try to connect divided parts, put them together, and take them apart again. Correction and breaking replace one another, and thanks to these efforts we come closer to an understanding that will assure our success.

All in all, four attempts are expected of us because our will to receive consists of four levels of thickness (Aviut). At each of them, we attempt to assemble ourselves, discover our inability to do so, and disassemble the parts in order to start over. Wisdom comes with the experience of errors: First we have to discover the entire depth of the breaking and hatred between us, and then we begin to comprehend what to do with them.

Today, we are facing the last, fourth assembly. We have to find for ourselves the method of correction. But this time, the entire global system is taking part in this process, and we must realize the method on the global scale.

Today, we are unifying over enormous egoism, above the deepest abyss of breaking, hatred, and rejection. According to this magnitude, we discover the power of the method which will allow us to unite again by way of the force that had been planted into Nature and that holds the broken parts together.

It is not we who will link the parts with one another. Our job is solely to be prepared for it and to discern the methods of assembly, the place of each part, and the form of its correct integration in the collective whole.

Our work has just begun. This work is unique, and it leads a person to unprecedented evolution. It is a true challenge.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/8/10, Shamati #161

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A Letter From Los Angeles

Here is a letter I received:

Hello dear friends!
I would like to express my gratitude for showing us the path toward adhesion with the Creator and for all the efforts you exert. Unfortunately, this time I won’t be able to participate in the Convention physically, and I would like to express my love and support to this amazing group whose work is holy.

Eight friends from the Los Angeles group will participate in the Convention physically, while we will be connected with you virtually all this time.

Loved in mutual guarantee,
Moshe, Bnei Baruch LA

Bnei Baruch Worldwide Map

The map below shows the addresses of all Bnei Baruch groups from around the world. The left column lists the groups, while the map on the right shows their location.


An Invitation To The Convention Organized By The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: We have managed to organize a really great Convention. Does that prove that we are advancing by way of the Light (the Torah) and not by way of suffering?

Answer: Certainly! After all, we have been allowed to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah among wide audiences and in the place where the most powerful force of resistance (Klipa) resides, in Israel, the place of the destruction of the Temple, the spiritual breaking.

The rest of the world doesn’t resist Kabbalah as much since it doesn’t know much about it. But in Israel, there is great resistance to it because long ago these people resided on the spiritual plane, living with the intention of love and bestowal to others. However, then they fell from that level to unfounded hatred, the impure forces, Klipa, the egoistic intention. This is why here, the territory of Israel, is the place where the forces of evil and the greatest impurity become revealed. However, this is also the place of their correction.

It is even worse in Jerusalem, the place of the destruction of the Temple. But the worst place of all is the “Holy of Holies”, the most sacred place in the Temple, which became the place of the greatest impurity.

Hence, the fact that we are able to arrange such an enormous and well-known Convention in Israel, which has been announced on television, in the newspapers, and even on the commercial billboards on the streets, and we have been able to attract thousands of people to participate in it, indicates that the Creator is employing us as the medium of His revelation to the created beings! The Creator is performing these actions, which are aimed at achieving correction because the time for it has come!

However, it isn’t just a smooth journey lying ahead of us. The path to the rose, Malchut, lies through its thorns (see the “Preface to the Book of Zohar,” chapter “The Rose”). Therefore, we are yet to struggle for Malchut’s redemption in order to reach its corrected sate, the rose. And we are yet to discover resistance to our aspirations toward the integration of the entire world and “Love thy neighbor as you love thyself”!
From the lesson on Baal HaSulam’s article “The Last Generation” on 11/07/10

Preparation For The Convention, Part 2

More pictures from the preparation for the World Kabbalah Convention 2010.

I Am Available!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I won’t be attending the Convention, but I feel as if I am already there. How can I strengthen this feeling?

Answer: Be together with us. Before the Convention, we will organize broadcasts from there, will show how we are preparing to welcome the participants, and how friends from the whole world are taking part in the work.

Besides, in your local group or center, try to prepare everything necessary to be together with us. If possible, free yourself up from work, prepare food, and so on, so your program and actions will exactly correspond to the live broadcast.

In addition, send us letters. We won’t be meeting at a live broadcast any longer until our first lecture at the Convention, so send your questions and I will try to answer them right away through my blog. Write to me – I’m available!

From the lesson on Rabash’s letter on 11/7/10

Everyone Is Important

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If friends from different countries were to unite over the Internet, would they generate the same kind of force they would have generated during a physical participation at the Convention?

Answer: Absolutely. We are speaking about forces that are very important to us. We do not yet realize that in the spiritual world, the force comes from quality, not quantity.

The representatives of so many countries and nations create an entire palette (Babylon). They are different, and this difference along with the connection above it is the attainment of our correction. The difference is caused by the breaking of the soul of Adam followed by the flood of Noah and the Tower of Babel or the separation above which we are now uniting.

Every person represents a part of the common whole which is different from everyone else. By gluing these parts together, we correct the breaking, the Creator’s work of “I have created the evil inclination,” with the Light. This is why the virtual participation of all our friends is so important to us. Under no circumstances should they leave us, and they need to be with us at the Convention the entire time.

The number of people gathering in one place does not matter: It could be two hundred thousand or two people, or individual students from all over the world. In the spiritual world, it is not the quantity that matters, but everyone’s individuality.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/7/10, Writings of Rabash

Entering The Spiritual Orbit

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn order to enter the next degree, I need to desire it since the field of the Upper Force itself does not change. This field of the Upper Force is divided into rungs, and for the time being, I reside at the very bottom, at the level of “this world.”

How do I leap to the next potential level of the “World of Assiya” and keep going higher and higher? We travel in this field in leaps like electrons that leap from orbit to orbit. In order to port from state (orbit) 1 to state (orbit) 2, I need to receive the desire of level 2 and begin wanting to leap to the degree of bestowal.

In other words, in order for the field’s force to accomplish the job of transferring me from level 1 to level 2, passing me from rung to rung, I must start desiring to be in state (orbit) 3 while still being in the state (orbit) 2. I only need to obtain the correct desire, and then the field will carry me over if I correspond to it.

However, how do I start desiring greater bestowal than I possess now so that I may cause a sequential ascent along the 125 spiritual degrees? To accomplish this, I am given the environment. For example, I myself have a desire valued at one unit, but in order to ascend, I need the strength of 10 units. So, if you link with nine friends, you will receive the strength needed for the next degree valued at 10 units. There is no other way.

Therefore, one big soul of Adam HaRishon (the First Man) broke in order to give enveryone an opportunity to absorb the desires of others, to attract the effect of the field, and climb the 125 spiritual degrees, up to the final correction. Only by connecting with the others do we receive the need to ascend. Initially, you are given only one spark, but thanks to it, you have to attach nine more sparks, and then you receive enough strength to jump to the next degree. And it occurs suddenly, like the escape from Egypt.

The same takes place at each degree. As the Aviut (coarseness) of the desire grows from the root (0) level to Aleph (1), Bet (2), Gimel (3), and Dalet (4), the potential energy increases as well, leaping from orbit to orbit (rung to rung): 1, 2, 3, and so forth.

Thus, you reside at the very lowest, 1st state, and at first, you may think that this is life! But later, you suddenly feel that it is exile. In order to understand what it is, you need to clearly “draw” redemption, the next degree, for yourself. After all, you may view redemption as paradise, filled with various treats, or you may think that redemption is a chance to bestow, love, and connect with others.

We realize this discernment in the group. All our work takes place within the soul, either the broken one or the one which we re-assemble with our efforts. If we unite with each other stronger, we generate a more powerful force field and attract weaker particles, helping them to advance. They feel attracted to us for we are have been all linked together starting with the unified soul of Adam. It broke only in relation to us, and although we don’t perceive it, it does exist. We create energy circles around us and attract people.

This is how the field of desire acts, which is the authentic circulation of Kabbalah. These circles permeate all souls, the whole of mankind as one singular force that awakens everybody to the purpose of creation.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/10, “Exile and Redemption”