Anyone Who Seeks Unity Is Our Ally

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Apart from the Light as the correcting force, how do we differ from other organizations that acknowledge unification as the only way to save humanity?

Answer: We don’t. Moreover, why don’t we collaborate with these organizations? If they do indeed wish to unite people, we can get in touch with them.

If one or another group, be it a religious, secular, or an international one, takes course toward unification, even if it is only for a short term goal, and if it isn’t a distracting maneuver on their part but a true aim, we are definitely with them. Them aiming at unification is an advancement in itself.

I don’t know whether such organizations exist. Those I have seen do brisk business behind a nice facade. But if there are some, we will be happy to cooperate since unity underlies the world’s success, especially during the time of a growing crisis. There aren’t any problems in unifying our forces with those who already see what the solution is.

In his time, Baal HaSulam went to Poland in order to join proletariat who rose in aspiration to achieve unity, socialism, and communism. Thereby, he wanted to test whether there was a chance to correct, to re-direct them a bit so that their solidarity would be authentic. You don’t really think that he brought the works of the Ari with him to study them with industrial workers, do you? Obviously, not. He didn’t intend to ask them to follow the Torah and commandments at the material level either.

Why did he go then? What did he think to find in the people so contrary to the image of a religious Jew? He wanted to explain to them a little more, to give them his strength so that their desire to unite would take the most correct form, at least to a certain degree.

His trip to Poland from Jerusalem is an example we do not yet comprehend. We view Baal HaSulam as naïve since we don’t see the spiritual aspect of it. There was an opportunity there, regardless of the fact that it didn’t get realized. But the upper force makes its own calculations in this regard. He went because there was a real chance to succeed.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/11/2011, “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)”

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Kabbalists On The Nature Of Man And The Nature Of The Creator, Part 22

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

Two Ways to Discover the Wholeness

Two forces press us to develop toward similarity of properties with the Creator:

  1. The path of pain, which pushes us without our own choice;
  2. The path of Kabbalah, when we incite its pulling us forward and are aware of the importance of bestowal. Correcting ourselves in order to bring contentment to our Maker expedites the path of correction, and we benefit twice:

A. We do not have to wait for the recognition of evil to push us toward correction. On the contrary, the work for the sake of the Creator develops within us a relative recognition of evil without suffering, but rather quickly and pleasantly so as to delight the Creator. We feel how much egoism impedes us from sensing pleasure from bestowal to the Creator.

B. We save time since it depends on the recognition of evil, which is up to us.
-Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.14.11

Shamati #122 Understanding What Is Written in the Shulchan Aruch
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The Book of Zohar – Selected, Chapter “Truma (Donation),” “Menorah Shekalim this Month,” Item 572, Lesson 23
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Talmud Eser Sefirot Part 1 Table of Answers for Topics” Item 65, Lesson 39
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Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 25, Lesson 18
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The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee),” Lesson 2
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