Book Week In Israel

Channel66The annual Book Fair is taking place in Israel from June 5 to June 15, 2013. The book fair is held in 19 cities and towns across the country; it is very popular and is attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Our books can be found under the brightly colored sign with the number “66” denoting our TV channel and with the QR code displayed on the smartphone screen.

For us, an indicator of successful participation in the fair is the number of people who became introduced to our books. For instance, last year we sold and distributed more than 5,000 books.

This year, we decided to make a qualitative leap, hence the emergence of the QR code: anyone can use it to can download all the books on the smartphone for free. Already during the first day there were 2700 registered downloads. But these figures are far from conclusive because many people forward the downloaded books to their friends.

At the fair, our books are arranged in sections with the following themes: Family and Education, Society, and The Meaning of Life.

Happy reading!

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Hesed (Goodness) For Thousands Of Generations

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, Exodus 20:5 – 20:6: You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, Am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Question: What does it mean “showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments…”?

Answer: There are three spiritual states, three levels: Ibur (gestation), Yenika (suckling) and Gadlut (greatness). If I sin, then the level I am on folds three generations downward.

It’s possible to commit a sin or transgression only in the state of Gadlut. In that case I totally fall from it downward through the states of Yenika and Ibur through all three levels (three generations) to the fourth level and this what all my sins add up to. This means that I lose the level and renew my movement again.

By that I lose the Light of the three levels, the Light of NR”N (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama). But if I ascend, I receive the Light of NRNHY, the full Light. The full Light is a thousand times greater since it is the level of Arich Anpin. This means that the Light of the reward is always ten thousand times (and even more) greater than the Light of the punishment.

It turns out that I gain and then two more levels are added that bring me closer to the Light. This continues until the end of correction; an amazing geometrical progression!
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/13

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Love That Shatters The “Stony Heart”

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can I give the Creator?

Answer: You felt a certain unpleasantness by receiving in the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) and you stopped and said to yourself that you don’t want to receive anymore. In the world of the shattering, the world of Nekudim, you were shattered since you couldn’t receive in order to bestow. We know from TES that the upper Partzufim made an intentional mistake in the calculations. But why were you shattered? It is because you discovered a love that you couldn’t receive in order to bestow, that you could not return!

The filling itself is not important, not the five servings that the host serves you. The five servings already appear in the world of Adam Kadmon, and it’s clear to you whether you can receive them or not. Everything is clear with regard to the servings, but now you discover that the host has a special attitude towards you, that He loves you! And you cannot stand this attitude and it shatters you.

Love shatters in the most severe manner, since you have nothing to return, there is nothing you can do. So a person that is dedicated to someone, like a wife to her husband, totally buys him. If she shows him that she is ready to do everything for him, he cannot reject her, it is unconditional love.

It’s impossible to resist such love that is revealed in the shattering of the vessels; the created being cannot pay for it, he has nothing to complete it by. So as a result of the shattering, we finally begin to search and we find out what we can give in return to the love of the upper.

As a result we understand what the “two great Lights” are: Malchut and Zeir Anpin, the created being and the Creator that become one: “I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.”

Question: Can’t I pay for this love just by my dedication, appreciation, admiration, and the recognition of His greatness?

Answer: No, because you have no other parameter but your desire, you cannot measure love and you don’t know what love is. You know what love is only by your own vessel.

You think that expressing your love towards the Creator is repaying Him several kilograms of desire with a Masach (screen), but love is typical only of the Creator. If you measure and calculate this, then thanks to the connection between you, the Light of His love fills the two of you. This means that “you are covered by one blanket.” The Light of love comes from the Creator and wraps the two of you since you both reach adhesion; since mutual love is called adhesion, you have the common vessels that are filled by the common Light thanks to the common Masach.
From the 3rd part of Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/17/13, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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