The Creator – The Teacher

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I would like you to be with us as long as possible.

Answer: First, when people treat each other nicely, they think that it’s good to be near each other. I don’t know whether this is a better place—to be next to you.

Second, if you talk about me, the teacher stays with his students as long as they need. As soon as this need disappears, there is other work, he is transferred to another place.

So, there is nothing terrible here. You have to think only about how to realize what’s written in the primary sources and that’s all. Whether there is a teacher, no teacher, it doesn’t depend on us. And the most important is what we are doing now. If there are such groups, if women actively help them, support, directing towards the center of the group the desires to reveal the Creator, then everything will be fine.

There is no need for a teacher: The Creator, the Light will teach you. In reality, this is what we are trying to “catch” here—the method of working with the Light.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/25/2012, Workshop 4

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In Order Not To Forget

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: You are constantly repeating that the only thing that we should do is to work with the Light. But we are as if deaf and instantly forget about this. Why does this happen?

Answer: It is written in all the books about the work with the Light. And we forget because our egoism, our nature, is against this. The only thing that can help us is the environment. But the environment has to think about this, instead of talking, because our words give nothing. If the environment is constantly in this thought, in the search around this, you will not forget.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/25/2012, Workshop 4

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Psychological Training

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe should try to enact the system that has been offered to us by Kabbalists, the method that possesses the capacity to change the world.

We attempt to implement the Kabbalists’ advice as the only possibility for our beginning to sense our next step, unity, out of this material realm.

At this time, people try to be minimally connected and balanced with integral nature. However, through our unity with others, to the degree of the efforts we apply in order to connect with eternal, global nature and our inspiration to sense it as something tangible between us, we eventually will end up experiencing a genuine sensation of bestowal and love, a warm feeling, a wave that embraces us all.

This force has been concealed from us thus far, but it can appear if we all strive for it. If we possess even a tiny desire to achieve this state that, in fact, already was granted to us, and if we make an effort to unite, we can rest assured that we already possess all the prerequisites that are necessary to achieve unity.

All we must do is to wish to achieve a sensation of unity by utilizing the possibilities that we already have received. Our aspiration should be directed toward viewing and sensing the power that fills the entire universe. Then, we will realize that we are placed inside of the joint Kli (vessel) that is filled with warmth, Light, and bestowal like a fetus in its mother’s womb.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/23/12, Lesson 1

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The Complex Process Of Spiritual Growth

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Everyone in my group wants to unite. Everyone tries, makes an effort, but nothing comes from it for anyone. This feeling very much interferes with my concentration, and I don’t know how to deal with it.

Answer: The process isn’t easy. Even in our corporeal world, we don’t grow up simply. Look at how much time passes until a person grows, until he turns into an adult.

On the spiritual path, we need to gather a great many discernments and feelings. All of our feelings are based on disappointments and on attainments.

We simultaneously walk “on two legs,” on the left and right, in minus and in plus. It is only when we attain a certain size, a certain value between the minus and plus, that we exit to the next level.

This means that we need to go through great disappointments and attainments; otherwise, we don’t advance. Thus, the one who advances is only the one who walks the path, who overcomes it. One simply must move forward. The training, the exercises, that you are beginning now, must be organized without stopping.

I am sure that each one of you gradually will begin to feel the appearance of unity, the shared force that is specifically created on the surface of our mutual feelings. This will be revealed. One simply must work constantly on this.

This is the system for the inner development of the additional sensor, of the spiritual sense. It is specifically developed within a group, and only in this way.

We will develop this system even more. We will make it more accurate and more complex. You will get these tasks. You will feel that you are changing.

You know that, when one prepares the dough for bread, one kneads it for a long time. You must “knead” yourselves, until an image of “man” comes forth from your attributes.

This work needs to continue for a few months. As much as we aspire to this more strongly, it will yield results more quickly. However, only in this way will it be realized.

All of this is described in our sources. I am not saying anything new. We simply are beginning the most serious and broadest implementation of this system.

It is very good that today you are either experiencing something or not experiencing something. Don’t forget that, but also, don’t remain there! Simply write it down in your notebook and move forward.

You will see how, gradually, time after time, your state will change. The accumulation of these impressions, in the end, will produce within you intellect and sensation, and will enable the mutual discovery of the next level, the force of the Creator. He will be revealed.

In any case, even if you felt nothing that you had hoped or wanted to attain, you went through some kinds of stages, through some kinds of feelings, and this already is quite a bit. You must value this!

The main thing is not to degrade. All the discernments are positive, and man must undergo them.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/23/2012, Workshop 1

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Don’t Run Away From The Recognition Of Evil

Dr. Michael LaitmanIf someone points out the smallest defect within me, I begin to hate him to the extent to which I feel how negatively he affects me, gets to me, and invades me. Instantly I distance myself from this person. We instinctively run away from accusations.

What can help me reach such a state where I fully reveal my evil and I am glad that it is becoming revealed within me, and at the same time I feel it as enormous evil, which needs to be cut out of me? Then I achieve the maximum sensation of evil from which I involuntarily cry out to the Creator. What will help me to stay on the path the whole way and not run away from the recognition of evil?
From the Vilnius Convention 3/24/12, Lesson 4

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