Radiating Love Onto The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If we continue to work on our inner unity and interconnection, will we also love each other more in the outside world?

Answer: Yes, but it doesn’t only apply to us, but to the whole world. After all, it is all one system. If at our level (which is higher than that of the rest of the world) we try to draw our spiritual parts closer to unity, in so doing we will also bring the material parts, meaning people, to unity between them.

Indeed, there are no people, and there is no unity or rupture between them. These are the same souls, only they picture themselves and the connection between them from the viewpoint called “this world.” Everything that you see is the same very souls in the same network, only they perceive themselves and the web of connection between them as our illusory world.

Therefore, if we aspire to build this connection, being within this common system with them, only at a higher level of awareness and understanding, naturally this will impact everyone else.
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Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar, Chapter “Truma (Donation),” Item 585: One who clings to Malchut below the letters, she elevates him because from there she is built for a Zivug PBP [face-to-face] with ZA…for she is everything—included in all, from above, from below, and from the middle.

From this we see that we have nothing to worry about other than how to connect to Malchut. As we inject our desires into Malchut, parts of Malchut unite between themselves, and the first nine Sefirot begin to influence her.

Malchut is the points of connection between the souls in the common network that connects them all. Malchut is the connections between the souls. If we inject into these connections our desires, which we receive from one another, then these desires unite between themselves in Malchut. And to the extent that our common desires are present in them, the qualities of the first nine Sefirot, which are the qualities of the Creator or ZA, are manifested in them, and the Light is revealed in this connection.

Therefore, we must not worry about the first nine Sefirot, about Zeir Anpin and the other qualities of the Creator, but only about our desires so as to unite them. The more we talk about it, the more we are imbued with it, the more we hear and think about it, the more this new desire for unity takes shape within us. We understand that the world today is in need of this unity and is moving towards it, both in the spiritual and in the corporeal sense.

This is precisely what we must see in everything that surrounds us—all we lack is this unity. And it is the only means of correcting all the deficiencies.
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Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Jeffrey Sachs, professor, Director, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Financial Times): “Either Greece with its eurozone partners will agree on a long-term solution, or the rioters in the streets of Athens will prevail the next time that the Greek political system is pushed to the financial brink.”

My comment: No loans can solve the problem. Other EU countries will go bankrupt. The decision to stay together or apart is not a solution, and to separate is a catastrophe. The only solution is to pursue complete unity. But this is impossible to realize without a whole European-wide education program. They should begin to teach people how to live in the new conditions!

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A New Coefficient Is The Catalyst Of Advancement

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe start to develop correctly when we finally understand that we have to provide a new desire for our development. That is why we need a group for studying. The group awakens us and gives us a desire, and by studying, we draw the Light that Reforms.

The Light turns the desire obtained from the group, the environment, to bestowal. Thus, we start to grow spiritually. From now on, the reins guiding our development are in our hands, and we have to begin to manage them with the help of the environment and the Surrounding Light.

The person who has received an invitation to rise must see that his desire is constantly renewed. We are given the usual, initial desire, “substance,” but we ourselves need to add the spiritual aspiration for the form for which we want to use our natural desire: for reception or bestowal.

Therefore, we must always aspire to be in ascent, in a state of searching and demand help from the group and the Surrounding Light. If a person feels that he has no desire and no demand for the Light, this means that he has not received this additional desire from the group and does not feel the need to ask about his correction.

Not only are certain people actively seeking correction and studying Kabbalah, but today, all of humanity is at this turning point, and it is called a crisis. This is a real crisis because we have to review our entire attitude toward life.

Until now, we were advancing in the compulsory order, involuntarily, driven by our growing egoism. The Light worked on the desire to enjoy and developed it linearly, progressively. However, suddenly, a new coefficient, “the catalyst of advancement,” has been added to this function.

Due to this coefficient, we are changing our development both qualitatively and quantitatively. From now on, we are not developing along a gently sloping, straight line—we rise qualitatively toward the Creator. Thus, we begin to grow as people called Adam, man.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/13/2011Shamati #21

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Dr. Michael LaitmanA person who begins studying Kabbalah and uses all of its tools eventually reaches a critical point when he must stop to develop by force, unconsciously. The first stage is intended to get him acquainted with his state, and this stage is necessary.

However, then he reaches a bifurcation point, a sudden change of a previously stable state, a breaking point when he must evaluate and reexamine his entire attitude toward development, life, his desire, the Light, and all the tools at his disposal. He completely changes his entire previous paradigm, his entire life philosophy, and his perception of the system where he exists.

Previously, this system controlled him because he fully operated within nature, and he only imagined himself to be above it from his lack of understanding. Now, he understands his full dependence on nature, its forces and laws, and he must take its governance into his own hands, as it is written: “My sons have defeated me.” Then, the person understands the special breaking point where he is.

Before, he only thought that he changed something in his life, but in reality, he obediently followed nature’s orders without any freedom of choice. Now, he is given freedom. He begins to see the world as something chaotic, without any order. He is given this sensation on purpose so that he, himself, would want to bring everything into order, connect everything, and control the world.

Here, he receives an opportunity to ask the Creator for strength, understanding, and advancement through faith above reason because he desires to be related to higher states. He wants to receive a new mind and new qualities from there and thus bring his world into balance. This is because the world is the reflection of the inner order in man, according to his inner perception of reality, and not the external perception.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/13/2011, Shamati #21

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Kabbalists On The Nature Of Man And The Nature Of The Creator, Part 23

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

If people realized that everything opposite from the path the Creator is only the evil kind that the Upper Will desired and created while concealing the face of His benevolence, they would loathe this deception of their eyes and will choose the hidden image. And if they did so, His uniqueness would be revealed to them quickly and easily since indeed, what needed to be done would have been done, as the intent is only that this matter would be verified for them, so that henceforth, they would delight in the truth that has been revealed to them.
– Ramchal, Daat Tevunot (Knowledge of Intelligence), 40

The natural law of development, acting according to the plan, is guaranteed to return all evil to good without asking permission from people. However, the Creator placed knowledge and authority in the hands of man to hasten the process of natural development.
– Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World

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