Many Roads Lead To The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanMan feels the desires, which arise in him, and based only on them he perceives reality, feels it and lives in it. The perception of the world depends on the informational data (Reshimot) revealed in a person, and that is why people don’t understand each other. Indeed, each person sees, feels, perceives, and interprets what’s going on according to his own needs.

Besides this, there are no two similar moments since new desires emerge in us all the time and in accordance with them so do thoughts. That is, the perception of reality changes constantly: A person never remains that same person. From this, one needs to understand that we have no possibility to judge ourselves in our own states, or even more so to judge others.

This is because each person is controlled by that sprout of desire that awakens in him at that moment. The only decision is to learn how to aim towards commonness and unity, above all of these desires. And if all of us are mutually connecting into each other, then we can reach the “common denominator,” which is called the center of the group, unity, the point of connection, Malchut, the collection of all of the souls, longing for the Creator.

It is impossible to judge particular qualities and perceptions of each person at a given moment since this is predetermined from Above. There are people who come to study because they want to receive knowledge and automatically memorize what is written. There are those who are searching for new perceptions and possibilities to discover the upper Light, angels, and spirits.

There are people who by their nature are closer to this method and instinctively long towards unity, while others, having perfectly studied all of the articles about the group, nevertheless, cannot understand that it relates to them and that they need to realize this on themselves. Alternatively, they agree to realize it, but purely externally, like religious rites, instead of investing their heart into this.

All people are different, and based on this, we cannot judge a person. His behavior is derived from the root of his soul and there are many roads which lead to the Creator. That is why only longing is needed for each person to be under the maximum influence of the correct environment, which will help him move on his own path at his own pace, and what will happen, will happen.

We need to be more patient and tolerant of each other regarding the things that have to do with spiritual development. For here a person possesses the freedom of choice only in joining the correct environment. And this depends on the kind of Reshimot that will be revealed in them and which kind of Light that will be influencing him. And the pace and order in moving forward in joining the group are very different from person to person.

There are people who grasp these principles very quickly and are ready for unity. However, this may be because they have a weak desire, which does not cover up the value of unity from them. While in others there may be a very large and rigid egoistic desire, and that is why it is so difficult for them to accept that the whole spiritual goal is revealed inside unity with others.

They are not able to attach importance to commonality and that is why they move forward in another way, the larger part of it in darkness, in concealment, with much hardship. However, at a later time, suddenly, a leap forward happens.
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From the preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/23/12

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To Attain The Greatness of Nature

If we could attain the true greatness of nature, it wouldn’t be difficult at all for us to give up our egoism and become as bestowing and loving as nature.

The difficulty is that assessment of the greatness of nature that gives birth to everything and governs everything does not depend on an individual, but on their environment. If their environment is imbued with the greatness of nature’s forces, the individual senses in himself enough power to overcome his egoism.

However, when man sees how carelessly his environment treats nature, its laws and goals to bring man to equivalence with it, he too disregards this knowledge and ceases to feel it as important, and later ceases to sense it altogether.

Hence, receiving importance of the goal (achieving equivalence with nature’s quality of bestowal and love) from the environment is an indispensable condition for advancement. For this, man needs to:

– always listen to and cherish the environment in every way possible; to do this, he must feel himself as the smallest of his friends since only the lower receives from the upper,

– strive to increase the environment, quantity or quality-wise, in his own eyes, to be impressed with the greatness of the goal; for this, he must extol his friends’ virtues and honour them as the greatest in the generation. Then the environment will influence him, as the greater, since quality is more important than quantity.

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From Baal HaSulam’s “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05-25-12

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson: Special Lesson for the American Students: Writings of RabashConcerning the Importance of Friends

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The Book of ZoharSelected Excerpts “Beresheet (Genesis),” Let The Waters Swarm,” Item 405, Lesson 104

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Writings of Rabash, “Igrot,” Letter 52

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