Where Does The Mutual Guarantee Take Us?

Dr. Michael Laitman with StudentsBaal HaSulam, “The Arvut” (Mutual Guarantee)” (abridged version): If Israel keeps the Arvut, they can bring contentment to their Maker.

Mutual guarantee is the vessel of general bestowal. We connect in this vessel, forming, shaping it. It doesn’t exist by itself, and it waits for us to connect to it. This means that our desires aimed at bestowal upon others connect and thus form the vessel called mutual guarantee. Only from this mutual bestowal can we reach bestowal upon the Creator.

We discover that in our world we can no longer exist in the desires to receive and that we must rise to the desires to bestow. Likewise, in the vessel of mutual guarantee we also discover that we cannot live in it without bestowal upon the upper one, the Creator. Mutual guarantee among us alone is meaningless. What was the purpose of the shattering of the vessels? Why did we go through this whole process? Why did we connect? It seems that our work is futile. We bestow upon each other, but don’t actually fulfill the bestowal.

We can only truly fulfill it in our attitude towards the Creator. The mutual guarantee that we attain can be fulfilled only if we aspire to something higher, the search for the meaning of bestowal.

Why? It’s because the Creator is the source of our reality. When we connect, we discover its upper source in the mutual connection, which is called “generality plus one.” It is revealed to us like the Creator, and then we begin to understand and to attain the Thought of Creation: He has created us as such low and base beings so that we have to connect on the path of suffering and troubles.

Only then does the question about the meaning of life, from which we begin to ascend, become accurate and bring us to the Light. Then we also discover that we cannot simply bestow upon each other because there is no need for that. Having no choice, we have to aim our bestowal towards the upper source, and only in this way do we fulfill ourselves.

In doing this, we discover a higher dimension: adhesion with the upper one. Then we receive the answer to the question about the meaning of life. So, mutual guarantee is the tool that leads us to adhesion with the Creator.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/14/2011, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”

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