The Mutual Guarantee Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanBy our efforts to be included in the center of the group, we will learn what mutual guarantee is. This isn’t a theoretical concept and not some static state; it is a method, a plan, of the connection among us. It absolutely determines how we “stick” to one another, like cogwheels.

But we must constantly remain both close and separate from one another because it is this state that enables us to keep the uniqueness of everyone and to find what everyone’s part is in the general life. Everyone adds and enriches the others by wanting to adhere to everyone, despite the feeling of separation.

It is like a living organism in which every organ keeps its uniqueness and doesn’t annul itself among the other organs, forgetting the special job entrusted to it. On the contrary, it performs its job faithfully by using all its special attributes and discernments and by them expressing its uniqueness to others.

One is green, another is yellow, and a third one is blue; everyone keeps his color, but we all contribute our colors into one whole wonderful picture. Therefore mutual guarantee and the concept of connection itself are revealed only in the center, where we learn to combine the two ends—personal freedom and our collective dependence.

We begin to respect our separation and understand why the Creator created us with an evil inclination. We see how He helps us by standing in our way to connect. The ego is no less important than the force of connection, standing directly in front of it equally. Only by the gap between the two—on the one hand, the feeling of my oppositeness and on the other hand the equality—do I acquire an understanding, recognition and mind.

I remain separate and still adhere to the center. Thanks to that, all the infinite space between the separation and the adhesion, the whole distance between the point of this world and the world of Ein Sof, becomes the place for the revelation of the essence of the Creator. Otherwise, I would never be able to attain Him. I would remain as one point that was lost and melted into the Light.

Therefore our main constant work is to clarify the center of the group, in order to find our place and to discover this concept more clearly until we reach Gmar Tikkun (the end of correction). On the way we attain the worlds, Partzufim, and the upper Sefirot because they all symbolize our relationship.

Everything the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about, the whole path, starting from the point of unity that exists thanks to the upper force until the point of unity that was created by our efforts, is the revelation of different ways of connection among us, called the worlds, Partzufim and Sefirot.

But when we clarify the system of connections among us, we discover that it actually determines the conditions for resembling the upper Light. So our connection is increasingly more adapted to the upper Light and accordingly the Light is revealed in this connection as the force of vitality, the force of attainment and understanding. This feeling of life grows stronger until all the connections among us are corrected and then the Light, the force of life, is revealed in its full measure.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/22/12, “Talk About the Workshop”

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In The Shower Of The Upper Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is it true that during the workshop we seemingly, enter the center of the group, and during the lesson from The Zohar, we are already reading from within the center of the group about what is taking place there?

Answer: It depends on how a person scrutinizes and feels himself. It could be that he simply reads or even when he constantly thinks about it, even if he doesn’t listen or understand the words themselves, the reading itself bestows holiness and purity on him, and this advances him.

Or it could be that he also longs to connect with the text, to understand what is written there, since after all, spiritual acts are spoken about there. The ten Sefirot, either on the smallest level or largest level, are the same ten Sefirot. This means that everything that is written here, without doubt, takes place in the first and lowest Partzuf that I acquire.

I acquire the first ten Sefirot, at the level of “pregnancy,” and in any case, also everything described in The Zohar will take place there, the entire Torah from beginning to end, at every level. It’s like a holographic picture, and therefore, it is written about me. Even if we are speaking about the Partzufim that are so very high like Atik of the world of Atzilut, and Abba ve Ima (Father and Mother), it all takes place in each level and in all kinds of details, but it takes place. Therefore, the text gives me a feeling of belonging, and it helps me to yearn. The main thing is that I want to be under its influence, like in a shower of light.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/22/12, The Zohar

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.24.12

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson: Talk About the Workshop

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The Book of ZoharSelected Excerpts “Beresheet (Genesis),” Let There Be Lights,” Lesson 103

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 7, Item 3, Lesson 8

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Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 156

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And They Shall Go Together

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom a lesson of Rabash: “Israel that are in exile—Divinity is with them.” We learn that the vessels of Malchut descend downwards, when the Upper rises, the lower rises too, but an explanation is needed here, and we should understand this too. We learn from everything both the negative and the positive. We learn about the restriction of Bina and we learn about the sweetening of Malchut. “Israel that are in exile—Divinity is with them.”

When they are in exile, they are tasteless, and they say that their Torah is also tasteless. Do you understand this or not?

So one feels the Upper in the same way he feels himself. This is called “restriction.” On the other hand there is “sweetening,” and this is called “I am the Lord residing with them in their impurity.” Although they are not purified yet, there is still the dressing of the Lights in the form of Surrounding (Lights), which are evoked each time, without inner vessels.

When a person is awakened, he doesn’t say: “I want to wake up now.” It isn’t like pressing a button. He is awakened, it happens by itself. This is called the “Surrounding Light. When it comes to the lower it is called “the Inner Light,” the lower raises MAN. Do you understand the difference?

When the lower does it the lower is the host. The Upper…a house, he wants to re-enter. There is no longevity. The awakening—has no longevity, well!

This is also called the raising of MAN—the lower wakes up by itself.

Listen, there is an attitude and there is a reality. I am speaking about an attitude. The actual reality begins only after a person attains his vessel of receiving. We are only speaking about the attitude and not more than that.”

The Creator always takes care of a person who wants to advance. But sometimes it is revealed as he brings a person closer to Him, and sometimes He exiles him. The exile is felt when the Upper restricts Himself and bestows in a different way, by the “Surrounding Light.”

While getting closer to the Creator and the awakening the “Direct” (Esher) Light is more active and during the time of exile, the “round” (Igulim) Light is more active. But a person is always being taken care of from Above if he exerts himself in his advancement.

Therefore it says: “He who resides with them within their impurity,” (Leviticus 15, 16), which means that the Divinity is in exile together with a person, since he was exiled intentionally and it is meant for the servants of the Lord in order to advance them by another hidden Providence, of the Upper Providence. The desire to reveal Him is the true desire.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/20/12

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