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Awaken Europe

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In Europe, people are living quite peacefully, in the meantime they have no necessity for integral education. Do we need to prepare some kind of place for them to be ready when they “fall”?

Answer: In no manner or way is it necessary to wait until someone falls.

If we are talking about love for the other, about a mutual linkage, about connection and unity, how is it possible to wait for someone’s fall? We need to try today with all our might to clear our way to people even if they are not interested in listening to us, like with children who don’t want to listen to their parents, but in spite of it all, parents guide and direct them to the right path in all kinds of ways, words, arguments and exhortations.
From the Stockholm Convention “Joy In Unity” Day One 8/30/13, Lesson 1

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Delighting The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does it mean to delight the Creator?

Answer: Delighting the Creator means to give Him a place to be revealed in His created beings.

Question: Can I assume that the intention to delight the Creator is the action that helps us to go outside to get rid of egoism and connect with others?

Answer: Yes. The intention to delight the Creator should be primary, and on this basis, we build all our other activities.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Question and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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A Unique Opportunity To Advance

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Should we clarify the desires of people we meet outside after our morning connection, and put them on the chat of our group of ten and process them together with our connection and bring them to the Creator? Is such an exercise to determine the mutual connection meaningful?

Answer: What do you mean by “to clarify the desires of people that we meet outside?” Of course, you can listen to them. Yet, the main thing is not their desires but how you convince people and prove to them that they can fulfill their desires. Every desire is created by the Creator. There is no desire that has not gone through different phases of development and then been filled with Light. So, you must prove to a person that it is all possible and that he only needs to create the conditions for fulfilling his desire.

This happens with the help of a special force that exists in the world, in nature. It is called the force of connection. So, let’s try and connect and then we will discover this force since it is in our unity. Let’s bring it out, take it, and use it. It is all real and in our power.

Let’s try to get together and have a workshop and see if it is so or not. It doesn’t cost anything, you don’t need to spend any money on it, just some time. What do we usually spend our time on? Is it on torturing ourselves? So, it is better if we actually find this special force, this special attribute, the special ability to fulfill our desires, to correct our state in such a way that no one in the world will stand in our way. We are responsible for our own happiness.

When you begin to talk to people this way and not just write down what they want—like a waiter who is taking an order from a customer—totally new vessels are formed in you. This is how integral education differs from theoretical work in the group. So, what you offer is not enough at all!

We see that we have been engaged only in ourselves for years and that it has led to nothing. Now, when we have such an opportunity, we must understand its uniqueness and seize it!
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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Animal Soul Or Spirit

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the animal soul? What is spirit?

Answer: The animal soul is the life-giving force that animates our bodies as well as the body of any other animal.

These are desires in which there is a small fraction of the Light that animates them. However, they need no screen, no restriction, no correspondence between the desire and the Light. Indeed, these desires are so microscopic that the Light can be in them in a very weak illumination. That is why matter exists.

The spirit is the same animal animating soul that exists in all the still, vegetative, and animate elements of creation. That is, it is still the desire and still the Light.

All people have desire, and the Light that supports this desire nourishes it a little and exists in it even contrary to the first restriction (Tzimtzum Aleph). This is the animal soul or spirit.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Question and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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Where Does The Creator Hide?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I understand the importance of dissemination, but I cannot get over the psychological barrier. I feel uncomfortable standing in the streets, talking…

Answer: So, you lack the importance of dissemination, the greatness of the Creator, and the importance of that you now reveal the Creator. You do not feel that the Creator hides in the person in front of you.

This is done on purpose: The Creator, being in him, arouses a certain feeling of shame, embarrassment in you just for you to overcome your egoism. Once you overcome it, you will see that it’s all a play, theater. Try it and become convinced on the spot!
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Question and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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Start Working With People!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How is it possible to see the uniqueness of the Creator in everything that is around us more sharply and prominently?

Answer: The fact is that for years we have studied the theory and we have felt a little of the different inner changes within us, between us. But they were external, vague, they didn’t penetrate into our emotions and flesh.

Now, when we go out to disseminate on the outside, we begin seriously to grasp their influence upon us, our influence on the others, and with this, we prepare ourselves for a sharper and more real feeling of the Creator.

Listen to what our friends say about their impressions and excitement about dissemination; how before going out before any person, they need to prepare themselves internally in order to discover Him. This is most imperative! Otherwise, nothing will succeed for them. Here they feel that they need to connect with the group, they need to read some piece before they begin the work with another person, and they need to direct themselves in the right way.

Each one requires that the unity of the group will be within him, that the Creator will be in the unity of the group in order to coordinate all this within him, that this power of the Creator passes through the group and through him, that he will be able to direct this to the person, and that he will immediately receive all that he wants to convey to him, even without words.

They see firsthand how this happens because all of us exchange energy between us. Our verbal communication is only external. In every circumstance within, in all of our structure, we become spiritual Kelim, vessels: my desire, the foreign desire, and the Light between us, which I can convey to another, to become a conductor of the Light. Therefore we are called “conduits,” pipes, for conducting the upper Light to all people.

If you sit in one place, nothing will come to you. Go out and start working with people, then you will see firsthand actively and sharply what happens.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Question and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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Re-Evaluating One’s Conditions

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Nautilus): “It’s an odd quirk of the human mind that we tend to think we’re less likely to be affected a particular threat—be it the flu, a car accident, or a flood—than anyone else. Like the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, this is a patent impossibility: Everyone can’t be less likely than the average person to catch a cold. But we persist in what psychologists call ‘unrealistic comparative optimism.’ Even when we have actually encountered a threat, or been in close proximity to one, this warped sense of the probability field persists, as a report published last year shows.

“In the study, researchers had a chance to test how people’s comparative optimism changed after a low-probability, high-impact event: a tornado that ripped across Iowa City in 2006, causing $12 million in property damage. And their results were faintly comical: Everyone they polled, from students to randomly selected Iowa City residents to people whose neighborhoods had been damaged, felt both soon after the tornado and a year later that they were less likely to be affected in the future than the average person. In fact, six months after the events, people in damaged neighborhoods were actually more optimistic that they would not be affected again than were those living in intact areas. After a year, their optimism returned to the usual level—but still, as always, holding that they were less likely to be affected than others.”

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How To Engage In A Dialog With The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is our free choice? It seems to me that you are explaining it differently now.

Answer: Free choice changes according to every state, every level, on condition that we advance. However, it is necessary to understand that only we have free choice and not the Creator, for (Psalms 148:6) “He has made a law which shall not pass.” The Light is found at absolute rest. However, on the other hand, for all of the substance of creation, for all the nations of the world, there is no free choice.

Therefore, when we look at seven billion human beings, at their relationship toward us, it is possible to understand that the Creator organizes all of the substance of desire according to how it is revealed: all of the reactions that we encounter and all the difficulties and the hatred that is aroused. This is the Aviut (thickness) of the desire with which we need to work from the easiest to more and more difficult.

It is not necessary to expect any changes from them. All that will happen to them is the result of our work, the reaction to what we do with them, and through work with people and the expectation of their reaction, we begin to converse with the Creator, to see nature. The Creator is found within people, as it is written, (Kings II 4:13) “I dwell within my people,” and He responds to our actions. In this form, He wants to teach us what our substance is, the Aviut of the desire.

All the levels of our desire are not found in us but rather in the masses of people and in all levels of nature: the still, the vegetative, and the animate. If you begin to work with them, then you will feel that all this is yours! The Creator is found within all of this desire and wants you to learn what He is giving you, and you are that point that needs to link, to connect to itself the whole Aviut of desire, all nine of His lower Sefirot.

The Nukva is left with one point of Keter in the world of Atzilut, and all her nine lower Sefirot are found below. All of her work is to gradually raise her nine lower Sefirot that are found in the worlds of BYA and world of Atzilut and become the same as Zeir Anpin, like the Creator, so that they will be face to face (Panim be Panim) with one Keter. That is how she reaches her completion of correction.

Therefore, as a result of this work, we begin to discover the force that stands behind the entire world, all seven billion people. Within each one of them is concealed an infinite desire to receive that was created by the Creator, Malchut of the world of infinity. Now, it seems to us that they are activated by simple, mundane human desires for money, power, and knowledge and what concerns them is only food, sex, family, and various pleasures in order to live as much as possible in a more calm way and to suffer less. However, after this, we discover a much deeper, profound desire in them, and this level of desire will open and unfold the era of the “Days of the Messiah” from easiest to the more difficult. However, we will also be prepared for a greater correction already.

If you look at the world in the right form from your point of view, you will see everything as your field of work that you must bring to adherence with the Creator, and every person is the substance of the desire from which the Creator turns to you. Repeatedly try to imagine yourself in a state like this and you will see how simple the world becomes. Nothing exists besides the Creator and the creature. The creature is you, and the Creator is everything that is concealed behind all of this substance, and outside of this, there is nothing.

Apparently, you always are speaking with the Creator and conversing with Him, and all of this substance is the adapter with whose help you can be in connection with the Creator. Without this substance, you would not feel and understand the Creator. You would not be prepared to maintain a mutual connection with Him.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/15/13

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Violating the Law of Spiritual Balance

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Exodus,” Mishpatim, 23:20-23:22: Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Take heed of him, and hearken unto his voice, be not rebellious against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

An “angel” is a force that develops a person; it can push us from behind or pull us ahead. All of humanity, from generation to generation, is developed with the help of this force. It works from the inside. Any force of nature is called an angel.

Take heed of him and hearken unto his voice means that one must keep to the force that makes one grow and that one should scrutinize each metamorphosis on one’s developmental path. It is important to ponder on these things because you cannot go against the law of advancement; on the contrary, you should study it and live it. Don’t break this law or it will break you.

We already see what happens if we do not heed nature and do whatever we want. What do we get in the end? As it is written, for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him; this threat comes true.

Not so long ago, we were in Krasnoyarsk. Locals told us a story about a disaster on the Yenisei River next to Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Electric Station. Fish beat against the dam that was built along the river. They couldn’t get to the spawning place and perished as a result. The ecological catastrophe is exacerbated.

The same problems exist in many countries. Hydro-electric stations devastate vast natural resources. Everything becomes damaged: the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.

The same situation occurs with herds of deer that migrate in a rigid path. On their way, they come across a system of oil pipelines. The leaders of the herd stumble over the huge pipes and fall. Those who follow them trample those in the front and kill them. Nothing can help them! Attempts to teach deer to follow alternative routes by pouring salt (as deer like salt) and placing favorite deer food do not work.

We just don’t understand that nature has rigid laws. We violate them all the time. That’s why we should understand the phrase for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him as an ecological commandment.

Nature is integral! We can get from it only as much as our corporeal bodies need to maintain a normal and sensible living. That’s it!

Decisions to construct various industrial objects must be based on the observance of the laws of nature (the law of spiritual balance) since our ecosystem is a part of a general spiritual equilibrium.

If we treated everything around us with love, we automatically would make correct decisions! Inevitably! Thus, we wouldn’t ruin anything. We are prohibited from acting without love since it will result in a disastrous downfall for us.

As soon as the scale of the clock goes out of balance and slants to one side to satisfy human egoistic interests, ecological problems emerge. That’s why we must study the laws of nature and observe them at our level. We must copy the laws of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature and apply them to the speaking level. Then, we will build the upper world.
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