A Candle Lights From Another Candle

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, The Teaching of the Ten Sefirot, Part 2, “Inner Reflection,” Item 63:  We refer to the Hamshacha (attraction of the Light) by the Ne’etzal (the created being) as Hitpashtut (expansion) of Ohr Elyon (the upper Light).

At the very moment when the created being yearns to receive from the upper Light, he immediately sucks the Light. It is like one who lights a candle from another and the first is not lessened by it. By the same manner, when the created being extends the upper Light to itself, the upper Light is not lessened in any way because of that part that the created being extended.

Also, it is not affected or impressed in any way by the attraction of the Light by the created being. However, in order to simplify matters, we refer to this as the expansion of the upper Light.

Remember this in every place for we always speak of the expansion of the upper Light and mean the attraction of the Light by the created being by his Hishtokekut (yearning) alone.

There cannot be any movement or change in the Light itself—all changes occur in the desire of the created being. We don’t emphasize it every time and simply say that the Light descends from Above, however, the Light cannot come anywhere.

It means that we reveal this Light by the order of the vessels (desires) that descend from Above downward. They are like a chain of candles lit one after the other. We say about it: The Light comes. It means that a vessel appears and it reveals the Light, reacts to it.

The Light existed before and it exists right now; it does not change! However, each time we have new desires that reveal this Light, and hence we say it as if the Light changes. But there are no changes in the Light; they only occur in the vessel. The Light becomes revealed according to the vessel’s desire to do so.

Prior to that the Light existed, but it was concealed. Now it is revealed. However, it does not affect the Light in any way because the vessel decides in which form the Light will become revealed.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/4/2011, TES

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It’s Easy For Us To Return

Dr. Michael LaitmanConsidering the world’s current state, our advancement will be quick. You can see by the news how quickly things accelerate. We will pass through this period quickly since the world also needs us to advance. This is why we must exert all our efforts to keep on our path and not stray off it.

Today the work we do locally and mass dissemination are extremely important. If you establish a connection with someone so as to bestow to them, all the necessary phases will flow through you quickly. I’m addressing all of our groups in Israel and strongly recommend for everyone to engage in dissemination work. This is what Baal HaSulam and all Kabbalists write about. Even without them we see that there is no other way. This is the only way we can reveal the upper reality.

The correction of 613 desires from reception to bestowal is our work. Everything else is a cover, customs that were necessary in the period of the exile. However, the actual method we had applied initially is inner correction. We applied it until we had fallen from the degree of brotherly love into unfounded hatred in the time of Rabbi Akiva. We have the Reshimot, spiritual genes, that have remained in us since those times, and it’s easy for us to return.

This is why we are presented with demands; this is why the whole world is pressuring us. They don’t even know what it is, but they feel that the problem lies precisely in us. Therefore, we need to act as fast as possible for this is how we can avert all the troubles coming to us. Our neighbors will come to our aid instead of bombarding us with rockets. That is exactly how things will go, and the Kabbalists write about it. In essence, our enemies are matched up to help us by pressuring us to reflect on life.

We must remember that everything comes from one Force, that there is none else beside Him. And we must react to what’s happening accordingly. What’s the use in shouting and bickering? Where is the correction in it? Our only correction is to unite and become “the light for the nations,” to light the way for the entire world toward correction.

Today the whole world is helpless, and the brightest minds don’t know what to do. Namely today our time has come. Upon completing our work, we will merit universal respect and gratitude. Hence, we must disseminate more, explain more, and lead by example. We are entering a period of practical Kabbalah, the entire essence of which is the correction of humanity.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/9/2011, “The Nation”

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Eurozone Will Overcome The Crisis By 2014

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Klaus Regling, the head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)): “‘One can justifiably expect the crisis to be over within two to three years. In all eurozone countries the fundamentals are improving,’ the chief of the EFSF, eurozone’s rescue fund, told the Spiegel magazine on Sunday.

“He argued that all of the euro zone states have already started to put their state finances in order, and some of those worst affected by the crisis – most notably Ireland – are getting back on their feet.

“Regling thinks that the situation at the Euro Area is better than the state finances of the USA. ‘The US deficit, for example, is three times as high as that of the euro zone,’ he is quoted as saying.

My Comment: Let’s note what has been said: The dollar will collapse, not the Euro. One thing is clear: Nature will force us to relate to money not as to a means of exploitation, but a means of unification and mutual help.

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Kabbalists On Perception Of Reality, Part 20

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

Incarnation of Souls

There are no new souls, but only a certain amount of souls that incarnate on the wheel of transformation of the form because each time they clothe new bodies.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Peace

The souls do not vanish in the process of changing the body, but move from body to body, from generation to generation, until the end of correction.
Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”

With regard to the souls, all generations are as one uninterrupted life that has extended over several thousand years since the beginning of creation to the end of correction. And the fact that in the meantime each has changed its body several thousand times is completely irrelevant.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”

A single created soul of Adam has been divided into many individual souls that perform corrections in the multitude of bodies and times and reconnect again into one soul.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 22

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