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Weekly Torah Portion – 10.19.12

The Book of Zohar, Weekly Torah Portion, “Ha-Shavua” Selected Excerpts

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Joy With A Quiver

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, Shamati, Article 11, “Joy With a Quiver”: Hence, where there is love, there should be fear as well, as fear is the hollow. It follows that when there are both, there is wholeness. Otherwise, each wants to revoke the other. Love is called existence, whereas fear is called dearth and hollow. Only with the two of them together is there wholeness. And this is called “two legs,” and precisely when one has two legs can one walk.

All our work concentrates on two lines: the right and the left, and the middle line comes from Above. Here below, we must first worry about wholeness. We should always turn to the right line first and deal with it: to think about wholeness as much as possible, about the Creator’s greatness, about the importance of the goal, and about the greatness of the friends and the group.

On the other hand, it is impossible to constantly be in a state of wholeness, since there will be no advancement then; if a person never leaves the state of wholeness, it is called Hassidism when everything is seemingly accepted with love and joy.

A person raises himself artificially to this kind of attitude, ready to rejoice no matter what happens. Thus he annuls the criticism in him. So it is possible to educate a person to adopt this kind of attitude. Education puts a person in one line, either the right or the left, and he follows this line and constantly holds on to one principle.

There are faiths and religions that keep a person in a state of joy, in constant elation, and there are others that keep him in constant weeping, forcing him to torture himself and to feel that he is a sinner, like a “fool sitting idly eating his own flesh.”

But the right way to advance and to build a human being has to be along two lines, and a person must build them by himself. He must develop the right line by the environment, by imagining the greatness of the Creator, as much as he can. He builds the right line to the extent that he can annul himself before the environment that provides the feeling of the Creator’s greatness.

This means that to be in the right line, he already has to have annulled himself, which means that the left line is included in the right line. If by that he subdues himself before the greatness of the Creator, which he receives from the environment, and he builds his right line, then it is already part of the spiritual work and not just in order to feel happy.
From the 1st part to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/12, Shamati #11

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Dr. Michael LaitmanA person has to make efforts, to play in order to annul himself as much as he can, and to value the environment as much as possible. As a result of this game, the right line is built in him in which he thinks that he wants to stay for the rest of his life. The moment he reaches “satiation,” he cuts himself off from this state and dedicates time to the left line.

In the left line he checks himself: “Do I really think that way, and attain this way? Do I really feel the recognition of the Creator’s greatness within my vessels and the recognition of this wholeness? Have I really attained such an understanding and feeling in my heart and mind, or is it just an external impression like of an embryo in his mother’s womb who totally annuls himself?”

But I don’t want to annul myself. I have just annulled my desires in the right line and I want to feel the greatness of the Creator directly in the desire, which I now discover in the left line.

Then I feel a deficiency, but I keep these two lines so that they will balance one another and none of them will be tilted in order to keep the balance. There is no specific time limit for the right line or the left line, although it says that one should spend twenty-three and a half hours in the right line and only half an hour in the left line.

We have to try to add as much as possible to the right line and to the left line. We shouldn’t decide that we have done enough and that now we should wait for the Creator to start acting and to complete these two lines for me.

A person constantly switches from one line to the other until he makes enough efforts and then the third line is revealed. He summons this revelation by raising a deficiency from the left line to the height of the right line, asking that the Creator reveal His greatness to him in response to this request. He wants to reveal the Creator’s greatness, the greatness of bestowal, only so that it will allow him to work with the desire that was revealed in him in bestowal, “above reason.”

His egoistic desire surrenders to the greatness of bestowal that is revealed and agrees to work under the domination of the Creator. This means that a person builds his “head of the spiritual Partzuf,” where he calculates things that enable him to bestow in order to bestow and to receive in order to bestow.
From the 1st part to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/12, Shamati #11

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Moving Forward Instead Of False Serenity

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the indication that a person advances along the three lines and that he isn’t just deceiving himself, as if justifying the Creator in everything?

Answer: The indication of advancement is that he doesn’t just say “thank God” about everything, but that he sometimes finds himself in situations where he cannot immediately justify the Creator, although a true hero who is already high in spirituality does feel so. We have to reach a great correction in order to constantly examine ourselves and to have the powers to thank the Creator for all the evil as for all the good.

Until then, there is a long way to go through many states. Sometimes a person finds himself in such states that he cannot agree with the upper Providence, doesn’t want it and doesn’t accept it. The left line is revealed and in it “Pharaoh,” evil, begins to speak.

We have to allow time for all the evil the Torah speaks about to be revealed in us, all the sins. When a person falls into such a state of sin, he says exactly what the Torah tells us: “Who is the Creator that I should listen to Him?” He curses the Creator, and takes the place of all the famous villains: Bil’am, Balak, Haman, since he has to discover all of the left line.

If he enters the right line from the start, not in order to “salve his wounds with honey,” but in order to advance, then he leaves the left line by that. Then he manages the two lines. Otherwise it isn’t called the right line, but just a state of serenity. A line is something that is limited on both sides.
From the 1st part to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/12, Shamati #11

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The Left Line Comes From Above And Raises Us Upwards

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash’s article “What is thou shall not add and shall not derogate in the work”: A person who wants to follow the path of the truth has to allow a certain amount of time for the right path, and then he needs to follow the left line. About this we are commanded that it is forbidden to add to one of the paths more than to the other, and vice versa, if one says that today I want to follow the left line. The right path is called the phase of wholeness, when a person can be very grateful to the Creator. Then he needs to switch to the left line, to the left path, which is the time to see his real state, as it seems to him within reason. Then there is room for a prayer, since a prayer belongs to a place of a deficiency. And the greater the deficiency, the deeper from the heart is the prayer. As it says: “From the depths I called for you God.” So the two lines have to be balanced, “until the third one comes and decides between them.” Then after working in two lines, a person is rewarded with adhesion to the Creator.

The third line, the middle line, is built by the first two lines. In the first line, the right line, I thank the Creator and increase his greatness as much as I can, as much as I was impressed by the environment, the friends and the study and can imagine the Creator as great, as omnipotent, as good and benevolent, and merciful. The right line is infinite wholeness.

Then in the left line I see my true state, which means to what extent I don’t feel all that: I don’t feel that the Creator is great and that He bestows and is good and whole.

Then comes the third line from my desire to have the chance to really see the Creator as great and whole within my reason and to truly thank Him and not only in faith above reason. Then comes the third line and decides between the first two lines and thus advances a person along the middle line.

In response to such a desire the Creator gives us the power to advance and then a person attains Him. But he attains Him in faith above reason, in gratitude. Then he can already continue onwards, by constantly advancing along three lines, right, left, and middle.

In the middle line he asks that his left line be like the right line. He feels the Creator’s greatness and his own lowliness and his feeling of deficiency is born from these two lines, the left and the right—a prayer that is answered by a filling by the revelation of the Creator’s greatness.

His right and left lines are connected by that and the third line is born, the middle line. Thus a person takes a step forward, to the extent that he can raise the Creator’s greatness even higher, and then switch to the left line and see what it looks like within his reason. Then a prayer is born in him and he demands help from Above: the third line.

The first two lines depend on a person, and the third line comes from Above.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/12

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The World Is In Darkness

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from “The U.S. decision to proceed with the third round of quantitative easing threatens to renew currency war with dramatic consequences for the rest of the world. The currency market is panicking. The world financial market expects currency wars.

“The Eurozone is the weak link in the system. Social-political difficulties were added to the economic problems of the EU countries. The Greeks gave 70% of the profit, now, the rest of Europe will give; the budgets of the EU countries will suffer a similar loss.

“The U.S. economy is very sick; the private sector is sick and needs help. FRS cuts interest rates to increase the liquidity of the market, but the private sector cannot respond because it experiences problems with balance of payments.

“Money will not help Europe. The world expects a wave of unprecedented crisis. Germany will have to raise the question of a radical reform of the eurozone, which will cease to exist in its current form. Crisis trends are growing; an unprecedented crisis will break out in the foreseeable future. Moreover, the current measures merely postpone the time of its occurrence.

“The year of 2013: Goodbye Europe; 2013 will be the year of storm for the whole world, when the economic and geopolitical crises will converge at one point. After two months of calm, the crisis has returned to the global economy and it is manifested in the failure of QE3.”

My Comment: There is one solution. I have repeatedly talked about it: unity and integral education for the masses. The problem is in the egoistic connection within humanity, which is opposite of altruistic nature. The two opposite systems cause crisis when they are approaching each other. With the growth of our egoism, its increasing globality and connections, the crisis will choke us more. It could bring us to a third world war and perhaps even a fourth one until we realize the need to change our relationships from hate to good connection, up to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Isn’t it easier to start with self-education?

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Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Antonis Samaras, Greek Prime Minister): “Almost three years after the eruption of Europe’s debt drama in Athens, the economic crisis engulfing the nation has become so severe that democracy itself is now imperiled, Antonis Samaras said.

“Resorting to highly unusual language for a man who weighs his words carefully, the 61-year-old politician evoked the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to highlight the threat that Greece faces, explaining that society ‘is threatened by growing unemployment, as happened to Germany at the end of the Weimar Republic.’”

My Comment: The is the trend that Kabbalah talks about, and I have written about it many times that the EU, Europe, and the whole world faces either complete unification, realized through integral education and upbringing, or extreme Nazism, a world war, devastation, disasters, and recovery of the remains of civilization in the form of a single society of several million survivors, but those who are similar to unified Nature.

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The Decimal System Is In The Basis Of The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe spiritual head cannot be bigger than the body. A body is called a sum of all desires that I was able to connect to myself.

Every desire is a single point; two desires are two points, etc. However, if ten points come together, then the new property is manifested within them. This is how the laws descending from above act upon us. If you gather together ten points then the new, special property appears within their connection.

The minimal set is two. When there is a connection between at least two people, then a person already begins to sense something. However, ten desires connected together form a complete model similar to the final system. One can already sense the upper force in the connection of ten desires.

When it comes to two, three, or four, a person can sense only certain manifestations of the upper property of bestowal. However, when ten desires unite, we begin to sense within these manifestations their moving force, their Creator who is creates bestowal.

It turns out that within the connection of ten desires there is an opportunity to attain Keter, their root, the source.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/6/12, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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The Brain As A Supreme Coordinator

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe brain, our intellect, can function properly only under the condition that it feels a higher system with which it needs to keep in touch, serve, and receive commands from.

Every person, as a “cell” of the total body, needs to maintain full contact with all the rest and with nature. Ideally, the brain needs to know its personal function in the general system. It needs to become familiar with this system in relation to itself, and through this, it will learn to maintain the health of its part and serve all.

Then the brain will begin to activate the body correctly, including all of its organs: the heart, the nervous, lymphatic, and circulatory systems and so on. The whole body will function according to the full connection it needs to maintain with the general system.

Therefore, in our physical health and especially our mental or spiritual health, we are totally connected with others and with the whole universe. In fact, all the systems are connected. But our ego inserts a defect in them on all levels and sections. Therefore, by changing a person’s attitude towards others, he begins the global change of all the systems. But we don’t see it immediately because of our interdependence. Until we all will be corrected, it is impossible to talk about someone’s such recuperation separately.

Similarly, all of our illnesses are also caused by wrong commands, incorrect signals coming from the brain. Indeed, it leads everything; despite the fact that it only “coordinates” between us and the general system. It by itself acts according to the system’s commands and directs the body according to the general external need.

Whether we want it or not, each one of us is part of humanity. Therefore, our brain receives commands from the general “field” to which it is always connected, and all of us are in it. This system is beyond our material framework, it is one and includes everybody and our brain represents it.

The problem is that it is incapable of acting correctly until we know from where it receives orders. The signals are sent from the general “field” of wisdom, the field of Light, the thought of creation. And in order to function properly, the brain must maintain a balance with this general brain.

Similar to quantum physics and other sciences, we came to a boundary in this field, where beyond it hides the unknown. But that area can also be researched. So if you will want to know the real reasons for what is happening, then ascend above. It is time to finally ascend to the level of reasons. When we will correct them, we won’t need any medicine.
From a “Talk About a New Life” 10/10/12

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