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Quality, Not Quantity

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Presently, few people are attracted to the wisdom of Kabbalah. Should we expect awakening of new points in the heart as we continue to disseminate?

Answer: I have no precise answer to this question. I don’t want to determine things that were not written by the Kabbalists.

You should understand that some are strong by their quantity, others by their quality. It is said: “You are the few among the nations.” Even in the future there will be not very many people as friends in the groups throughout the world, nor will there be lots of supporters, the broader circles that are not oriented to the wisdom of Kabbalah since they don’t completely feel the same way we do, but who are close to us, who listen to us and follow us.

Our strength is not in numbers, but in the height, in understanding, recognition and connection with Godliness. Through us, as through the zigzag of the lightening, various recommendations, programs, event plans for broad auditoriums will come down from heaven to earth. Then, probably because there is no other choice, or because people will start believing us, or due to some other reasons, they will get used to and accept our message.

As Baal HaSulam said, if there is at least one who can see in the head of the column of blind people, they should follow him with complete confidence that they will eventually reach the goal. I don’t think that there will be serious changes here. We provide lectures, set up roundtables, open campuses; however, we do this not because we want to draw people into our organization. On the contrary, we have to work in “their territory” and transfer a general, common method of correction to them, rather than deliver to them our specifics.

“Screens,” “Lights,” “Vessels,” “Partzufim,” and “Restrictions” are not for them. People need to know about unity, which will ease their material life.

This is our message to the audience. We shouldn’t “inject” Kabbalah and “high matters” into them. We have to speak with people at “eye level,” according to the “pulse of their heart,” about something that worries them, about their “deficiencies” like the upbringing of children and other everyday problems. We should slightly accentuate their desires and show them that there is a tool that will “calm them down”—our methodology.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/1/12, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar

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The Joy Of Anticipation Of Ascent

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we preserve the state of joy when you feel that ego puts pressure on you?

Answer: Any state, the left and the right ones, are manifested in you under the influence of the Light.

If any state is manifested not under the influence of the Light, as in an ordinary person, there is nothing you can do. And if under the influence of the Light, then you should be in joy, even if you feel below everything, unsuccessful, etc. Nonetheless, this is a manifestation of evil, the expression of your ego that rises at the next level and which will give you new attainments.

That is why, we should receive the bad state with no less joy than the good one (in the senses); that is, they must be equal to you. When negative characteristics and feelings rise in me: evil, anger, all sorts of descents, some bad evaluations, a sense of anticipation immediately emerges in me: “Now, I begin to ascend above this. This will be the next degree.”

Due to this, I should feel this state, but not “dwell” on it. I should feel it a little, but only in order to implement it in the right direction. Then, when I feel it, there is joy in me. It is like an athlete, overcoming an obstacle, who believes that he can handle it, and this leads him forward. The left line—a sense of evil, descent, weakness—is in fact the most productive.
From a Virtual Lesson 7/29/12

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Connecting Links In The Infinite Space

Dr. Michael LaitmanI am a connecting link between all of my friends. And every one of us serves the same purpose. This is one n-dimensional system, in other words, this system is infinite.

I am included in every one of the billions of people with both, my Galgalta ve Eynaim and my AHP. And every one of them is also included in everyone else. This system is called Malchut of the World of Infinity. It is a very simple system. You simply begin to live in it when you enter it with your senses.

You become a conductor between everyone from above downward and from below upward. And the same happens to everyone: They connect with everyone else through you.

So what is left there for you? Only to neutralize yourself so you could continue to exist in this system this way.

Neutralizing yourself means to include yourself in everyone else above your egoism. Just make an enormous effort to include yourself. However, these efforts will be light and easy because an enormous amount of people get together, and in general, all of them have been sufficiently prepared during the seminars, and they understand how to create it and make it happen.

We have come to a point where we can realize it precisely and easily and reach such a critical mass, a power of desire and aspiration that “self ignition” will take place and the upper Light will manifest itself. We can do this!
From a Virtual Lesson 7/29/12

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The Creator In The Form Of A Friend

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we tune into the convention? What can we do to arrive there already hot, to start feeling everyone from the beginning?

Answer: To do this, you need to read all Rabash’s articles again about the work in the group, cancelling yourself before the others, viewing them as at the great ones who are in complete correction, and accepting each friend as a great Kabbalist.

We must try to see beyond all the words that you hear from a friend that seem silly to you, and to see that the Creator speaks to you through him. If you become connected in this way, you begin to see inside him what is really beyond him.

You just have to break this egoistic picture depicting to you that they understand and know nothing, who they are, etc. You need to see through them as a manifestation of the upper force. This is possible when you look at them as if you have blurred focus, and you really start to see commonality and the Creator.

Question: Do I prepare myself to see anyone in this way, or in general, everyone in the whole room?

Answer: In general, the hall, and anyone. You must look at all those who participate in the convention, who somehow suddenly got there, as at those who were brought there by the Creator.

Comment: But at the convention in Vilnius, you said that a person naturally sorts people: He likes some, does not like others, and most he doesn’t see at all.

Answer: This is just at the beginning, before the first inclusion, and then all these physical differences disappear. Then, he begins to see that all this is one system, a single image.
From a Virtual Lesson 7/29/12

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Cruelty Breeds Cruelty

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from The Christian Science Monitor): “But for as long as there have been arts, people have wondered what effect violent content has on behavior. Plato wanted to keep young people away from intense plays, which he felt skewed proper character development. His student Aristotle disagreed, arguing that drama had a cathartic effect, channeling off anger and aggression. …

“Conclusion: Media violence poses a threat to public health inasmuch as it leads to an increase in real-world violence and aggression. Every category of violent imagery had an effect: fictional TV and film, TV news, video games.

“At the same time, recent neuroscience experiments appear to indicate that prolonged exposure to violent and aggressive imagery decreases inhibitions about actual violence and aggression. While all such research remains provisional, the preponderance of evidence does seem to side with Plato, not Aristotle.”

My Comments: Only the environment (the influence of all kinds of people and the media) brings up a person, develops in him a scale of values and the level of restrictions. That is why, once in a certain environment, people can no longer resist its influence and become like it.

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An External Image Of An Integral Family

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: There are several types of family interrelationships. For example, in Russia, families get together into communities and spend a lot of time together by virtue of common interests and mutual support. While in the West, “my family is my castle,” which is characterized by isolation. What will integral families be like, how will they look like?

Answer: I think that most of the time will not be spent within the family circle, but in a larger, more live communication among people because they will suddenly discover a great source of energy in that: revitalizing, uplifting, constantly improving, and just allowing one to be fulfilled by this world.

That is why integral families will begin to create very serious internal integral connections among each other. Furthermore, they will search for similar people in virtual space.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 8/7/12

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Beginners Are With Us

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How will the beginners be included into the upcoming Kharkov convention?

Answer: We will take them “under us.” They will simply be included like little children. We will “swallow” them, so to speak. They will pass through all the spiritual states together with us. We will pick them up into our hands, like little children, and they will go together with us.

We must come to the state, where in our unity we reveal the Creator, the higher common force of the world. And it must open up. This is what we are aiming at, no less than that.
From the Virtual Lesson 7/29/12 

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Treating Integral Blindness

Dr. Michael LaitmanAlthough we need to study, change, and correct ourselves, it’s not all to be done yet because it’s as if nature is raising us up to a new level. It wants to take us out of the state of small, foolish, always squabbling animals, destroying our families and relationships, and having entered a dead end after all of the attempts to build a good life for ourselves. It’s because of the complete destruction and downfall of those attempts and the now growing world of disappointment and desperation that we can begin to rise towards the new world. It’s clear to anyone, even psychologically, that if I look at everything through the eyes of love and co-participation with the feeling that the whole world belongs to me, like a doting mother, if I feel that I am inside of every one, then this will give me a completely new view of the world.

From this, it’s clear that the world starts to look completely different to a person. He receives an integral vision, as if he’s looking at the world through new glasses. And now he sees that only one method, one force, a common system functions in the world. He understands that everyone is connected to each other and completes each other. While the whole of nature, the still, vegetative, and the animate world and people are suddenly being revealed to him as one unified system. He reveals all kinds of connections that exist in nature.

Before, with an egoistic view, it seemed to him that everything was separate from each other, and you didn’t have to worry if you spoiled something. Wishing to receive benefit in one place, one was not afraid to cause harm in another. The important thing for him was to make it good wherever he, himself, was.

Now however, through his new integral glasses, he sees that these places are connected to each other and it’s not possible to act at the expense of another place. It’s because of that type of action that we are now in a crisis, since we think that we must arrange a good life only around ourselves, and everything else will wait.

The absence of an integral vision does not let us put anything in order. We don’t know how to approach the financial systems, economics, technology, ecology, family, or the upbringing of children. And all of that is due to this integral blindness. However, by building new integral relationships within the family, we’ll be able to understand through them how to build up the world, since we’ll see how everything is connected to each other and we’ll receive the instruments for the perception of the new world.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.10.12

Preparation to the Lesson

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Shamati #16 What Is the Day of the Lord and the Night of the Lord in the Work

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