Forget Super-Profits

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Denis Barabanov, Director of Financial Analysis Department, Grandis Capital, “The key is to keep the right balance—if governments don’t work on reducing budget deficits, it could lead to a new financial crisis….. Most of the Western countries live beyond their means. Now it’s time to cut costs and review priorities.”

My Comment: Learning to live modestly is useful for egoistic business, as well as learning to understand that there is no other option for selfish existence and never will be, and that all attempts to expand business lead to bankruptcy and the loss of even what one already has.

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Every Moment Hides Infinite Perfection

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I remember that as a child, I was always dreaming about growing up faster and becoming independent. When I grew up, I suddenly started to appreciate things I had as a child. Does the preparation period also contain moments that we have to truly appreciate or do we need to go through it as fast as possible?

Answer: In spirituality things do not happen the same way as in the corporeal life since spirituality is perfection on every degree. This is where the difficulty lies: You have to find a deficiency on every degree in order to advance further.

Every spiritual state is part of Infinity. However, only this part becomes revealed to you while the rest remains in concealment. This is why it seems to you that it’s final, that it’s already the world of Infinity! You receive the full 10 Sefirot on your level.

First of all, you do not regret your past. Although there is a special state when we do that to help ourselves to move forward. However, usually we reveal how necessary it was to go through something in the past, how perfect was the upper governance, and how small we were by not realizing that even then we existed in the world of Infinity and did not see it only because of the lack of developed desires, organs of perception (Kelim).
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/2011, Shamati #50

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Repair Is A Delicate Business

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How much Light do I need to draw so I would finally return to the Source?

Answer: This will become clear from the revelation of evil. For example, when my car breaks down, I bring it to a repair shop. A specialist there says to me: “You cannot turn the steering wheel, but it’s not the cause of the problem, the steering rods are.” That is, first of all he finds the breakage and only then he decides how to fix it.

Only when you understand the cause of the malfunction can you see what needs to be done with your evil inclination. You have to see the problem. By doing this you attain the purpose of creation and understand who the Creator is, according to the principle of “we will know You from Your actions.”

He gave you a broken car, you understood the nature of the problem, and from that you realized how to correct it. As a result, you understood what it means to be corrected. This is what makes you a human being similar to the Creator. Without the realization of evil, you will not understand what Light you need and will not come to the true appeal about the correction, called MAN.

After all, MAN is the union between Malchut and Bina. I have to know what within me is uncorrected from the side of Malchut and what should be my corrected form from the side of Bina. When both of them are already connected within me, it is called MAN. Now I know what I have to come to, while the nature of the Light that will perform the correction is still unknown to me. However, it is clear to me that an external force which will perform this task is necessary here.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/6/2011, “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)”

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Kabbalists On Spiritual Work In The Group, Part 5

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

Obtaining the Greatness of the Creator through the Environment

The greater the number of the collective, the more effective is the power of the collective. In other words, they produce a stronger atmosphere of greatness and importance of the Creator. Each person feels that he greatly values anything that he wishes to do for the Creator. At that time, every little thing he does fills him with joy and pleasure that now he has something with which to serve the king.

And if the group constantly maintains in itself the greatness of the Creator, it evokes the same feeling in everyone, and everyone can always be filled with joy and pleasure from work of the Creator.
– The Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “The Agenda of the Assembly

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.09.11

Writings of Rabash “What Is, ‘Anyone Who Mourns for Jerusalem Is Rewarded with Seeing It’s Joy,’ in the Work”
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Item
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