125 Attainments Of Perfection

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe exist in the one and only reality created by the Creator, but we uncover it only to the degree that we correspond to it and are similar to it in our properties. Reality itself is constant and unchanging, and it is called the world of Infinity.

Meanwhile, we exist in the desire to enjoy, the property opposite to the world of Infinity: the intention to receive instead of to bestow. We can correct ourselves by performing consecutive corrections time after time, 125 times. Our every correction translates within us into a new attainment, and this is how we advance.

This is a step-by-step advancement that abides by the law of the equivalence of form, and there is no place for a compromise here: We are situated in a system that operates like a living organism. If you correspond to it, you receive accordingly, and if you don’t, you will receive according to this lack of correspondence. You constantly interact with nature to the measure of the similarity and strength of the forces with which you approach it.

If nothing changed in us, we would always stay in the same state. But since the Reshimot (informational genes, data) are constantly growing and changing in us, we are becoming increasingly opposite to nature and differ from it more and more. This is exactly what we feel as the accumulation and manifestation of various unfulfilled desires and problems.

This is how we feel the forces which are pressuring us increasingly stronger from the side of the evil. These forces will inevitably compel us to move toward good, meaning to search how to reach similarity to nature.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/20/2011, “The Quality of the Hidden Wisdom – in General”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is "Zivug?"

Answer: "Zivug" is a connection according to the equivalence of form, the similarity of properties. This action is not based on what each of us used to be, but rather on how similar to each other we have become after corrections.

At first, we were completely separated and opposite. Then we performed corrections, and to the measure of these corrections we come to a "Zivug" (unity, adhesion).

Question: What is "Parsa"?

Answer: "Parsa" is a partition which separates the receiving desires from bestowing ones by the force of Bina. A person himself has to wish for such division to take place within him. And then he attracts the force of Bina, bestowal, the force of the Creator, so that it will protect and save him by separating bestowal and reception within him. This is called "to distinguish day from night, light from dark."
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/20/2011, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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Even The Beginner Gets Rewarded!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How should those coming to a convention for the first time prepare for meeting with friends from the World Kli?

Answer: No preparation is necessary. We have friends all over the world. Even if you don’t speak their language, you will not feel different from them because everyone is aimed at the Creator.

Every person who has such a spark for spirituality awakens to the same goal; you are together and feel no differences. Don’t be afraid that something will be new to you. You will feel that they are all close to you.

Question: If I am a beginner and don’t understand anything in this science but want to come to the convention, is it worth doing so? And if yes, how should I prepare for it?

Answer: First of all, if time allows, you should study the material online designed for convention preparation. But regardless, you will pick it up “from the air” that you will be breathing….
From the Introductory Lecture Series Kabbalah for the Nation 10/12/10, “Preparation for the Convention”

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