Hundreds Of Thousands Protest In Spain

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Google News): “Hundreds of thousands of people, many waving red and white union flags, protested across Spain on Sunday against sweeping labour market reforms that make it easier to slash pay and lay off workers….

“Union officials said 500,000 people hit the streets in Madrid, 400,000 in Barcelona, 150,000 in Valencia and 50,000 in Seville.”

My Comment: This is only the beginning of the protests. They can be stopped by other reforms: by the fair distribution of income and the transition of the economy into reasonable limits. But this can be only implemented under the condition of educating all the population with explanatory programs for everyone.

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Only One Step Until Disclosure

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In what way is the most delicate, the most emotional request, expressed for that single image that has to manifest between us?

Answer: Begin to think: There is one reason, one force, one desire, and the concept of “One” includes all of that. This attribute-force-thought dwells above us.

We attain it from below, from the separation between us, since otherwise, without the initial division into parts, it is impossible to attain the whole. You can’t speak about one without knowing what two are.

This is why we attain perfection from within a lack thereof. And then, as the Kli (vessel) or desire discovers an increasingly greater shattering, meaning separation from the others, as well as a greater number of differences between us and this One whole, we attain His unity more and more.

It is impossible to convey this feeling. A person doesn’t lose himself, but becomes included into a new level, that of the single Thought.

Try to describe this to yourselves. At least we are already able to talk about it a little. The more we try together, the faster we will reveal this. But this is the discovery of a real force. And then you feel everything that exists below it, in our world, like a children’s game, like something fictitious.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/20/2012, The Zohar

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The Book of Zohar, Weekly Torah Portion “HaShavua,” Selected Excerpts
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One Request For Everyone

Dr. Michael LaitmanBefore reading The Book of  Zohar, we have to clarify the most important thing for us and to turn it into a plea. If we think correctly, the plea will only be one, and it will be the same for everyone. This happens automatically, by itself. After all, if a person really, very seriously clarifies the most important thing, he arrives at the same plea that the others have. And then it is called a “prayer of the many.”

We don’t even have to ask each other: “What are you thinking about? What are you asking for?” Even if we express our prayer in different words, still in our inner feeling, inner clarification, it really has to be the same plea. This means that inside we feel the desire, the need, for the single, shared form for everyone.

And then this inner deficiency, desire, longing, this inner hunger, is called a “prayer of the many.” Let us try to reach this. For this we also need the Light that Reforms.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/20/2012, The Zohar

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A Bridge Of Love Over An Abyss Of Egoism

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabbi Elimelech from Lizhensk, “A Luminary and the Sun”: The main thing is to unite with each friend in love, serve the Creator with the single heart, to give a hand together, to extend connection among us and solder with each other’s hearts to become one whole and serve the Creator wholeheartedly.

In general, all our work is in one action: to unite as one man with one heart, to solder with each other’s hearts to become one whole and serve the Creator wholeheartedly. This is how we correct the breakage created specifically for us in order to reveal the degree of our separation and to build a bridge of love over it.

It’s in this manner of working with the help of an obstacle given from Above, the height of a bridge extending over the abyss of our egoism, that we build our common spiritual Partzuf and reveal the eternal reality in which we are to live. Thus, we’ll be getting even more blows of separation on the way and will be building a connection of love in mutual guarantee, unity, and complement like a perfectly tuned mechanism of an integral system. Each time we have to aspire toward perfection. Malfunctions and new details that need to be added to our system to become perfect will be revealed to us. And we’ll be happy to find and fix these details because corrections lead us toward true perfection.

We have to be happy with the evil being revealed. I am happy and rejoice in these apparent and appearing impairments, writes Baal HaSulam in the Igrot (Letters) 5, P. 11. He continues: I do indeed regret and complain about the impairments that are still covered, and are destined to be uncovered, for a covered corruption is in no hope. Thus it’s very important for the flaws to be revealed. And they have to be accepted with joy. When a person is connected to a group in the right way, he accepts all the obstacles, problems, and difficulties with joy because he understands that by overcoming them and building a proper connection above them, knowledge, wisdom, and love will become revealed above evil. To the extent of an evil abyss’s depth, he climbs a spiritual height and perceives the Creator’s eternal world.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/12, “Advice for the Arava Convention”

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Don’t Be Afraid To Be Infected If You Want To Be Charged

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, Shlavey Hasulam (Steps of the Ladder), “The Need for the Love of Friends:” There is a special power in the adhesion of friends. Since views and thoughts pass from one to the other through the adhesion between them, each is mingled with the power of the other, and by that each person in the group has the power of the entire group. For this reason, although each person is an individual, he contains the power of the entire group.

When children are together they learn good things from each other. Actually they sometimes “infect” one another with bad things, and in general, if a person is ill he infects others. Can this be happening in the group too? What do I need this for? Isn’t it better to stay at home?

There are those among us who think that it is better for kids to stay at home, and not be with children their own age, although this is absolutely contrary to our approach. Of course they receive both good things and bad things from the environment. There is no doubt about that, but a person can’t grow without the two things.

Therefore there is a special power in the adhesion of friends, if it isn’t a society of criminals or a gathering of jokers, of course. It’s said that dispersing the evil is good for them and good for the world. But we’re talking about those who want to reach adhesion with the Creator. In such a case, adhesion, the connection among them is only for their own good. In the mutual connection among us we want to discover the upper force, the force of bestowal and love. If we discover it among us, according to the law of equivalence of form, we will discover its root, the Creator.

The views and the thoughts pass from one to the other, if we are on a certain level of adhesion, in connection. Therefore each one is mingled in the power of the other, and that is the main thing. I need the power of the friends. Alone, no one has enough powers to attain spirituality. Whoever sits by himself and doesn’t connect with others has a problem. It could be that he hears talk about unity, but he doesn’t act and doesn’t carry it out. Many hear, but they don’t actually listen, they don’t connect to the action. I understand that it’s necessary, that there is no other choice, but something inside stops me. I don’t know what to do. I make “Herculean efforts,” come very close and retreat again. Everyone has this strong internal psychological barrier. No one can approach others easily.

The external ease doesn’t reflect what is happening inside at all. A person who finds it easy to hug the friends will soon discover that it’s actually very difficult. There are people who are very easy going, they connect, and converse with others easily. But in fact they can’t even imagine what an internal connection is.

Therefore, we should understand that it’s about working on internal unity. Even if it’s very hard, it’s thanks to this that a person begins to receive spiritual powers from all the friends. Rabash says, each one is mingled in the power of the other and by that each person in the group has the power of the entire group. When I am incorporated in the group I acquire its power. If I had the true power of the group now, even one gram from each one, it would be my net profit.

Therefore, although each person is an individual, he contains the power of the entire group in which he is incorporated. Everyone becomes equal to the group in his powers. Then we connect again and not just to connect or multiply our powers, but we actually raise them in the power we have attained, for example, one thousand in the power of one thousand. Thus it isn’t just power but the power of a “nuclear explosion.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/12, “Advice for the Arava Convention”

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Sinking Into The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe friends unite through one goal. Together with them I can constantly check what our goal is and how to achieve it through unity. It doesn’t mean that first we connect and then aspire to the goal. It isn’t somewhere on the outside, and we don’t look for it like a special forces unit (the green color). No, the goal is achieved in our unification (the red color). We are together, and we reach such an adhesion among us that the goal is revealed inside. It is in our adhesion that we discover the Creator, according to the law of equivalence of form.

The levels of our advancement are dressed into each other, and every step we make is aimed inwards. This is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is called the internality of the Torah.

Our egoistic desires are like black points, and we build the connection above reason with the help of the Light that Reforms. The Light itself is also inside, in us, and it is called the Surrounding Light not because it is poured on us from the outside, but because it comes from a higher level, that is, from inside. It connects us and fills the void of our interconnection, like a cloud covering a valley.

Then we feel that we are like croutons in a soup. It is as if we step into the fog, get into the water, and sink into the thickness of the collective sensation. In it we discover the root that’s there: the Creator and adhesion with Him.

It is all inside. There is nothing on the outside.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/12, “Advice for the Arava Convention” 

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Judges And Guards

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, Shlavey Hasulam (Steps of the Ladder), “Judges and Guards”: It is said: “You should post judges and guards at all your gates.” When a person wants to start the work of the Creator, he goes through two stages:

1. Theory. He first makes himself a plan: what he should do and what he shouldn’t. That is, this is the clarification of good and evil, and this theoretical part is called a “judge” who tells him what to do.

2. Then he has to put theory into practice, and it is already called a “guard.”

It isn’t a single day’s work, but one has to exert himself in the work daily. Therefore, the plural form is used: “judges and guards.”

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/12, “Advice for the Arava Convention” 

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Becoming A Deserving Part Of Creation

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “The Peace”: Everything in reality, good and bad, and even the most harmful in the world, has a right to exist and should not be eradicated from the world and destroyed. We must only mend and reform it because any observation of the work of Creation is enough to teach us about the greatness and perfection of its Operator and Creator.

Gradually, along the states of its development, humanity begins to understand this. Before we wanted to correct the world and we thought that we understood something in it and that we could make it better. Now, we are not so sure of ourselves any more, and we are even beginning to realize that it is impossible to play with nature.

It needs to be understood that nature is perfect. This system has descended from above, and if we want to feel good in it, then we have to imagine ourselves being inside nature, and not higher than it. We are only a small, integral part of it, sensitive and weak, thanks to our extra-sensitivity. That is why it is worthwhile to study nature to discover how to reach balance with it in the most correct way.

The most important thing is to understand that we are located in a perfect, eternal, and corrected world! But if we see it as something else, then this is only because we are looking through uncorrected qualities, as it is said: “Everyone judges by his own flaws.”

Only this correct view of the world can build corrected relationships in us towards the environment and ourselves and will allow us to live well and confidently, with hope for a good future.

We had to arrive at this conclusion through the price of suffering for thousands of years, and getting blow after blow until we finally grew smarter and saw that it is so.

Today, it is finally becoming clear to man, what the Kabbalists were writing about three to four thousand years ago.
From the  part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/21/10, “The Peace”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.21.12

Preparation to the Lesson
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Writings of Rabash “Judges and Guards”
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter “Beresheet (Genesis),” “Moses and Two Messiahs,” Item 237, Lesson 68
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 6, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 14, Lesson 28
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Topic: Constitution of Arava Convention
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