What Is Frivolity When It Comes To Work?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is frivolity when it comes to inner work?

Answer: Frivolity is a very wide notion: It ranges from my stopping my work completely to a state when I change from a more beneficial activity to a less beneficial one, but one that is more pleasant, convenient, and easier.

Frivolity may be manifested in doing things that completely contradict the path, to the extent of minor transgressions or even allowing myself a little “freedom” in thought, analysis, and desires.

Where does the expression “frivolity” come from? A “heavy head” means that a person is constantly judging himself, analyzing, and is full of thoughts. And easiness of mind means that he frees his head of proper activity, and then it becomes filled with different worthless foreign thoughts.

It can even be something that does not contradict the Creator in any way, when a person simply allows his head to be filled with thoughts of this corporeal world.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/12/12, Writings of Rabash

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How To Help The Men?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can women do to help the men prepare for the congress in the desert and over the duration of the congress?

Answer: The women need to “pressure” the men without mercy. They need to evoke a very clear feeling inside that unless the men bring them what they desire, it’s simply a disaster. Suppose that a man has a job interview, and the outcome, whether or not he will be hired, is absolutely critical for the family. If he doesn’t get the job, the family won’t have the money to buy food or pay rent, and will immediately fall from a more or less modest living standard to being homeless. This is how a woman needs to feel: If the man doesn’t bring home the paycheck, we will have nothing to live on. It must be felt like a terrible crisis, like a breaking!

If the women decide to influence the men with this feeling, the men will have no other choice than to make it happen. It is therefore written that the exodus from Egypt is actualized on account of women. And the subsequent reception of the method of spiritual ascent into Mount Sinai is also done thanks to women. This pressure toward men must be gentle, rather than rough, lest it trigger strong resistance on their part. Everything must be done simply, in the way a wife can pressure her man without uttering a word. That is precisely what we need.
From the talk “To Acquire a Desire to Give” 1/29/12

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So Everyone Would Be Comfortable!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the connection between the four upcoming conventions? What can be the result of them? How can this build a world group when we will be preparing for them as one?

Answer: The main thing is to properly prepare for them.

It is not in organizing a convention. If you want the convention to really be spiritual, for spiritual advancement, you must completely exclude your egoistic demands: your desire to have the convention at a place convenient to you or any other reason.

There is just one very simple reason: for as many of our friends as possible to participate in the convention. And this is why it needs to be organized in a way that is most convenient for those people who are always with us.

A convention is by no means organized for newcomers or people waking in off the street, or for special guest personalities. By no means!

The convention is only for us! If there is an opportunity to invite someone from outside to attend an evening event, this is a whole different story; this is extra and absolutely unnecessary.

This is why the main thing is to make it convenient for everyone: the elderly, parents with children, the disabled, small children, people with health problems who need rest during the day because they cannot attend an entire day, and so on. All these things need to be foreseen and taken into consideration. After all this will be three whole days!

The convention will be a success if the organizers take this into consideration, because the very first condition is thinking about everyone, making things comfortable for them and not for you. You need to completely cancel your opinion and do what is best for everyone.

This is the approach that needs to exist anywhere in the world. I do not care where the convention is, in any village with any conditions, as long as it is convenient for everyone. And convenience means affordable and easily accessible. And that is it. This is the first condition of a convention.

And the second condition is for everyone to participate in the convention, for everyone to send their wishes, songs, and video clips. Do everything you can and be with us.

Believe me that I get more inspired sitting behind a screen than being at the location, because the distance that separates us gives me an additional desire and aspiration because I was there but here. I prepare myself for this and the screen for me becomes an absolutely ideal connection with those who are there at the actual convention.
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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Should the friends who are still undecided about coming to the convention in the Arava desert make an inner effort and make this decision?

Answer: I cannot advise! This is a person’s choice. Everything depends on you, not on me.

But, the last trip to the desert had a greater effect on people than all other conventions. How it works this time, depends on everyone.

This is a state where we can really advance forward and make a breakthrough; it’s like reconnaissance through an attack.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.13.12

Preparation to the Lesson
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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Letter #2”
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter “Beresheet (Genesis),” “The Sling-Stone,” Item 206, Lesson 61
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 6, Item 29, Lesson 22
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Introduction to the Study of Ten Sefirot,” Item 94, Lesson 41
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