The World Of Ein Sof (Infinity) In A Child’s Perception

Dr. Michael LaitmanWhen a person begins to stabilize himself with regard to the Creator, he sees that all the reality that he feels is inside him, including the group and all of humanity. All of creation, everything, takes place in his desire to receive. Except for this desire there is only the Creator.

While reading The Zohar, we discover different states that exist in our desire to receive that are more bestowal oriented and are aimed at the Creator.

First, our desires are totally separated and dispersed: all the inanimate, the vegetative, the animate and the human levels of nature. This is how a person perceives reality. But gradually we begin to see that the system is more organized, more integral, and closed. We even feel that it pressures us and that it is totally in mutual connections.

So there are two processes here, one approaching the other. A person discovers and realizes more as he develops. On the other hand, the system itself seems to be more stabilized externally, to be connected with all its parts, and to pressure us so that we will begins to perceive it as unified and closed. This means that at the same time there is both an “awakening from below” and an “awakening from Above.”

There are two ways we can develop, by the “way of the Torah” or “by suffering.” By the Torah, we advance as we hasten ourselves, trying to discover the system as more round and mutually connected, and by that we can understand the upper force, the Upper Providence.

But the system shows us that it is one organic and connected body that pressures us by these connections, making our life more difficult. We have to try to perceive reality only as one system, no matter what, through which the upper force wants to be revealed to us. The Creator is waiting to dress Himself in this system and to fill it according to the equivalence of form.

The Zohar describes very high and advanced states, but when we read about them, we lower them to our level, just like children with their naïve perception of the world. A smart grown-up understands the internal connection between things, what stems from what, and how everything is arranged, while a child looks at the same thing and sees the world differently, by perceiving only a narrow part of reality.

The Zohar too, reveals all of reality to us, but we perceive only a very small part of it. But each time when we try to stabilize our internal world according to what The Zohar tells us, by our efforts and our attempts to discern where all the attributes that are described by The Zohar (the “inanimate,” “vegetative,” “animate” and “speaking) are inside us, we advance.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/25/12, The Zohar

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The Music Of The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we picture to ourselves an ideal state: a general vessel (desire), connection?

Answer: We are all interconnected. When the very first connection is revealed between us, it means that all of us, no matter how many of us there are—billions or millions, reveal 10 Sefirot between ourselves. Such is the structure of the system.

And then, these 10 Sefirot begin to vibrate and generate sounds, as if strings of a guitar. They are in constant movement, in harmonious relationships with one another. Not a single sound is out of tune from the general harmony.

This entire system reveals to us more and more perfect 10 Sefirot. Besides, they become increasingly clearer to us in their various kinds. These various forms that become revealed to us appear because each individual Sefira consists of its own 10 Sefirot.

And when all these inner 10 Sefirot that comprise the 10 main Sefirot also start interacting between themselves, generating the upper harmonies of the main waves, as if in music or voice, they create the entire impression, transmitting inside all information about the vessels and the Light that fulfills them.

Different Lights are essentially impressions inside all these desires, experienced from the connection of singing strings, from the emerging chords. All this music is what revelation is.

Everything is inside the vessel. The sound is felt inside our desires, organs of perception, it doesn’t exist by itself in the air. The music of the Light is always revealed as the inner filling of the letters (the matrixes of desires), existing inside other letters. The Light manifests only inside the vessel, or desire, as a result of its changes.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/24/2012, The Zohar 

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A Decisive Year

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What goals are in front of us regarding dissemination in the world? We see how people are suffering in many countries. How can we help them?

Answer: The truth is that there are people among us who believe that since the world doesn’t hear us yet, it’s better to wait: Let them suffer some more and then we’ll start disseminating after they already understand the essence of suffering. Such an attitude toward humanity does not stem from love.

We need to try, at all costs, to convey at least something to the people, wherever and whomever they may be, and to mitigate any of their sufferings.

The year ahead will be very intense. We await many different changes in the world. There are the re-elections of various people in power, and although very little actually depends on them, it still has great significance. The world is undergoing major shake-ups.

The contract with the federal monetary system in America, which prints money, is coming to an end. And who knows what will happen next. In other words, the world is facing very serious developments on the material level.

Naturally, all these events are concentrated in this way under the influence of the Light, and this speaks to the fact that today we can implement very powerful changes since something new is always born out of such contrast.

In addition, we’re going through tremendous changes between us, within us, and in our relationship to the world. Everything depends on how effectively we use the amazing possibilities given to us from above. Everything that we want is there; just do it and you will succeed. Everything depends only on us.

But overall, this is a decisive year. This year, we are forming the spiritual system of the world together—the correction of the world in accordance with the laws of nature.

We need to work in collaboration with scientists, politicians, and respected people who agree with us regarding everything concerning the problems of our world. We need to gather all of it together into a single system that could appeal to the world and to start to systematically promote it, to arrange it in its proper place, through UNESCO, the UN, and governments.

There is a vast field of activity before us. Stop paying attention to small problems; try to rise above them because the Creator “slips them in” for you in order to elevate you.

Don’t forget about that.

We need to quickly finalize the development of the integral education and upbringing method and offer it to humanity. By the end of the year, new problems will emerge in the world: unemployment, confusion, and ruin. The world will have a need for our method, which on top of everything else, is essentially free and easily implemented, and requires no extra costs.

Usually, if there are major changes in society, it requires decades and billions of dollars in investment: and here, almost nothing. If we have the Internet, television, clubs, and volunteers, then everything will move along. In just a few weeks we will feel how people are changing. And we don’t need anything else. Enormous resources are liberated, and the world becomes kind, friendly, and bright.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/25/12, Lesson 5

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The Taste Enhancer

Dr. Michael LaitmanWhen a person comes to the point when he perceives reality as a certain force field, he begins to attach to it various properties of this world, clarifying how they should change so as to fit into this allegedly spiritual picture. Then it becomes clearer to him that he and everybody else are desires that repulse one another, but must unite.

And in order to unite, they need an additional force that would connect them together. After all, each of them possesses only an opposite force that repels others. But all of them exist in an ocean of Light that is able to perform any change since this is the force of the Creator. However, He acts only as the correct desires become revealed from the part of the created beings.

And if despite their mutual repulsion, these egoistic desires begin to show the slightest, even artificial, aspiration to unite, the force field, the upper Light, the Creator, begins to act upon them. For the meantime, it acts from afar, in accord to a great distance that separates an artificial request from the true one. Yet, it nevertheless affects them and begins to gradually bring them closer to Him.

On one side, the Light acts upon the created beings in order to draw them closer to itself. And from the other, as a result of coming closer, the created beings, in accordance to their inner properties, begin to feel an even greater contradiction with and repulsion from each other. It follows that two opposite sensations manifest here.

On one hand, the Light works and lets us feel an increasingly stronger connection. But at the same time, we feel how we ourselves do not correspond to this connection and don’t want it. However, we need to understand that all these revelations come from the Light itself, and specifically thanks to our coming closer together we now see how opposite to each other we are.

We feel two components in every state: our own egoistic broken nature and the nature of the Light, which penetrates us and holds us together.

The further we advance, the deeper we will reveal our evil nature and the good nature of the Light, until this gap between these two poles turns into a distance between the point of this world and the point of the world of Infinity. The difference between these concepts is what determines the volume of the vessel in which the creature senses the essence of the Creator relative to its opposite nature. The entire might of the Light of Infinity becomes revealed specifically in this vessel.

Until the creature discovers these differences, until the entire difference between the egoistic intention and the bestowing one becomes clarified, the upper Light remains at the first, “still” degree of Nefesh. After all, it acts only according to the desire and the program of the upper one, without the participation of the creature, and thus only the most basic Light of Nefesh de Nefesh manifests here.

When the lower one reveals its entire dissimilarity to the upper one, the revelation of the Creator, which it receives relative to its own qualities, is “620” times greater in its might.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/26/2012, Writings of Baal HaSulam 

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