Rising Above Corporeal Reality

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: All of us that couldn’t attend the convention are trying to unite virtually. How can we make sure that we’re doing everything possible to support our friends at the convention and around the world? What is the most effective way to conduct a mirror convention so that we can share the strength of our mutual aspiration to reveal the Creator?

Answer: Each person exists in separation from the others, within his individual black point. This is the state of all people in the world. If we want to unite, we broaden this point and create a spiritual vessel above ourselves. There are no physical bodies there; we exist only in our thoughts, desires, and aspirations towards unity.

In such a state our world ceases to exist. It is as though we are suspended in the air and our physical location becomes irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re located in Israel or in Rio de Janeiro because the spiritual state is not affected by physical distance.

The concepts of time, space, and motion lose their significance. For example, while reading Shamati articles, you can feel Baal HaSulam or Rabash because Rabash wrote them from the words of Baal HaSulam. If you read the works of the Ari, you can feel him, or you can feel the group of Rabbi Shimon while reading The Zohar. There is no time in spirituality. There you exit from the confinement of your black point.

That’s why we must understand that all of our friends in this world, which takes up a single point of reality, are capable of rising above their current state and uniting with one another. I hope that the time will come when we won’t need these large gatherings. We might still organize these events for the newcomers, but for us, the physical location won’t matter because each one of us will be connected to the spiritual platform, to the spiritual vessel. We’ll be connected with everyone, regardless of whether that person is alive or dead.

Time, motion, and space won’t limit us because they don’t exist in the spiritual vessel. We only have to rise to our first spiritual level. This is the goal of our connection, which is physical for the time being. It’s meant to elevate us, and therefore we shouldn’t pay attention to the bodies, but rise above them.
From Preparatory Lesson, The World Arvut Convention 2011

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