A Spiritual Person In A Carrier From Earth

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe restriction does not affect the still, vegetative, and animate levels within me. I must exist and provide all that I need for myself. There is no shame to receive this way. But when I am done with the first three levels and begin to think about the fourth, human, level, that is when the questions begin, and the freedom of choice arises: Should I continue to receive for my own sake or begin to bestow to my neighbor? All the arguments, analysis, and work revolve around it.

As these first levels are free from the restriction, do as you please with them because you are taking what your nature requires for the sake of existence. Every person must take whatever he needs to have a normal life. A normal life means just as much as he requires to free his heart and mind in order to care for a fellow human being. This simply is our responsibility. Just as we must bestow on the fourth level, we must also receive in the three preceding levels.

On top of that, the entire fourth level only exists for bestowal. A restriction was made on it: The Reflected Light is the commandment of attaining similarity to the Creator. We must feel this well.

In other words, there are parts within me that must exist, such as the heart, the brain, and all my personal qualities, but they exist as regular meat, as matter. There is an additional layer on top of that which is the inner, spiritual work of the human within me. This is the fourth phase within the fourth phase (Dalet de Dalet), which follows the preliminary three stages of development within man himself. It is this phase that makes a restriction and a decision about the screen, the Reflected Light, and similarity of qualities.

This is what it means to be on the human level, where we have evolved from the still, vegetative, and animate nature and stopped being primates. This is why, even being at the human degree, we still keep all the previous levels of the still, vegetative, and animal body, as well as our entire corporeal development of science, intellect, and feeling. However, when we reach the human degree, we perceive it as a special aspiration that awakens toward the Creator.

The restriction, the inner work, and the concealment only apply to it and nothing else. This is why the spiritual world takes no account of how people behave in their everyday lives. When all of humanity in general reaches the stage of correction, this begins to concern everyone, but through becoming included in one another.

This is why those who so far do not feel an awakening toward the spiritual world do not need to do anything about it. Nature itself will direct them through blows. The entire responsibility falls on those who have been awakened.

We must emphasize and care for the desire that pertains to the human level, where one feels like he pertains to the Giver somehow. Everything else pertains to the essential existence that can neither be “condemned nor praised.” We only work with the Dalet de Dalet desire on which we must concentrate our attention. It can only be grown through a universal, mutual connection in society.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/4/2011, TES

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Dr. Michael LaitmanWe have reached a point where we have completed building the global and integral egoistic system of connections. We have tied everything together as much as possible, all banks and trade; we have come full circle. Clearly these actions were driven by egoistic motivations and pressure from suffering: the desire for money, honor, and power.

Just as we have completed this global and integral egoistic system, it began experiencing breakdowns. These breakdowns evoke a sense of crisis within us. Now our actions must correspond to the method of Kabbalah and we must try to correct the relations between us as well as the way we relate to the world.

On the account of these trials we raise MAN (prayer), and the Light that Reforms becomes revealed. It creates transformations within each person’s individual egoism and changes the way he relates to others. The Light brings us into correspondence with the conditions that are being revealed to us in this global network so that we would become better suited for it.

Each time this network will reveal itself as more integral and global in the context of bestowal to one another, and each time we’ll have to work harder to influence the force from Above, which corrects us in accordance to the global network.

The force of bestowal will constantly reveal itself between us, and each one of us will have to make sure to bring himself or herself in accordance with it. First the Creator reveals the force of bestowal on His end, and then it’s up to us to change ourselves accordingly.

However, if the revelation of this network isn’t accompanied by our independent advancement, we sense it as a crisis. The situation will only worsen, up to the point where we won’t be able to trade and profit from one another, which is something that we depend on. It can get to a point where we won’t be able to sustain ourselves and then we’ll be forced to search for a solution.

All this needs to be explained from a Kabbalistic point of view because people won’t be able to solve this on their own. In this type of situation the only solution is war. In order to know something and to begin to operate correctly, we need to make at least a minimal amount of positive inner changes that will be in concord with the global network.

This is why Kabbalists, who view this situation from Above, must advise us on our actions. It was always this way, even with prophets and Kabbalists of all times and of all levels.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/2/2011, Writings of Rabash

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

And after all these days, I listened attentively to all the promises and destinies I have been chosen for by the Creator. Yet, I found in them neither satisfaction nor the words by which to speak to mankind and to lead them to the Creator’s revelation, as He had told me to.

I could not stride among the people, who are vain and slandering the Creator and His creation, while I was satiated and praising, merrily walking, as though mocking those wretched ones…. I resolved that come what may, even if I descend from my sublime degree, I must make a heartfelt plea to the Creator, to grant me attainment and knowledge of the prophecy and wisdom, and the words by which to help the forlorn people of the world, to raise them to the same degree of wisdom and pleasantness as mine.
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