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Faith and Attainment

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If faith is attainment and knowledge, what is the difference between the two?

Answer: The difference between them lies in the depth that is revealed to a person. Since the meaning itself derives from the creature, it includes several components. We call faith a degree of bestowal contained in the act performed by the will to receive pleasure (desire). Attainment is what a person learns while performing the act of bestowal in the degree of its similarity to the Light.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson12/8/10, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot

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The Detector Of The Upper Force

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If I don’t have the strength to work for dissemination, how can I connect with the friends in order to get strength from them?

Answer: From your point of view, it is an unnatural action that goes beyond our nature. On your own, you would never have a thought about the friends, seeing no egoistic gain in this. If you could gain at their expense, make money or if your health or income had depended on them, then of course, you would have started thinking about the friends right away. But since we are talking about some kind of an unnatural act, you have to draw a perfect system.

Spiritual qualities can come to you only from above, that is, from the force of bestowal. You need the upper force that will change you, and it can be obtained only from the center of the group. According to the nature of the force of Light, the only form that matches it, as a detector or radar able to catch it, is the unity of people as equals that desire to reveal this force.

You will find this unity in the center of the group if you become integrated into it with all your mind and heart, with all your power and concentration. Try to imagine how all the friends, all the hearts, are united in this imaginary center. You still cannot imagine it “virtually” because you have no tools for perceiving the spiritual reality yet. So, just imagine that they are getting together in one intention to draw the Light that will unite us and reveal the upper force for us.

And inside of this revelation, you will already subconsciously imagine this world, the upper world, the ascent above death to eternal life, to unlimited knowledge, mind, and feelings. It is all correct. You already visualize the true reality in which everyone is united. You also want to join them to be affected by the illumination that comes through our connection from that invisible infinite spiritual space.

Our unity is like a focusing lens that creates a tiny opening, like a needle’s eye, through which the higher energy breaks into our world and changes us.

You need to constantly imagine this picture, and thus you will connect with the group. You will already want to feel the friends, to hear them, to communicate; you will be looking where they are to connect to them in some form, to get closer. The main thing is to achieve the feeling that you must both physically and in your soul be as close as possible to them.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/13

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A Healing Infusion Through The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is it that it is precisely through involvement with dissemination that we begin to see the greatness of the friends and our own lowness in comparison to them?

Answer: Through involvement with dissemination, you are connected. You feel your dependence upon each other. You hang the success of the dissemination on the degree of your success in attaining connection and unity, mutual support. All this brings you higher illumination.

Everything depends upon the illumination. The desire to receive, our entire world, cannot move from its spot without this energy. Scientists say that all the energy through which the entire universe lives and develops was revealed at the time of the Big Bang, and, from then, it acts in the entire universe, making all the particles go around, giving them the ability to connect and create the multitude of types of creatures that we see on the face of the earth: still, vegetative, animate and human.

However, all of this energy comes from the Upper Light, from the power of bestowal. Otherwise, matter would remain dead; it would not move. It couldn’t even exist without the Light and, all the more so, be in motion and development, and even in spiritual development. A completely unique Light is required to be able to maintain the existence of matter, giving it the possibility of developing to the level of the animate and the speaking, and, after that, also to the level of divinity.

What is required for this is not just Light, energy. Rather, it’s energy of another, higher quality. Therefore, we attract this illumination through our actions.

When we merely act on the level of the “beast,” we are serving our ego. So, this also takes place with the help of the illumination for we see that the world evolves but by a long and indirect way that is called the “path of suffering.”

Whereas, through dissemination, we attract the illumination in the right form, for we need it in order to heal this world so that it will heal matter and correct the shattering. Therefore, through our dissemination, we do rehabilitation. We convey through a pipeline to the world an infusion with the remedy, and then we begin to think, to feel, and to understand that we require friends. You are personally empty, but completely filled together with everyone.

So, the Light, according to its nature, shows you a truer picture of reality, closer to the truth. You suddenly feel that you are attracted to friends, feel your dependence on them, and feel yourself obligated to them. They radiate a vital energy, a feeling of security to you. The Light acts and carries out in you changes like these that are possible only through the Light. You feel the results directly from the area of your work in dissemination.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/13

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Different People Are Needed, Different People Are Important

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: With regard to equality in wages at an enterprise engaged in the dissemination of the integral method, let’s take an instructor and a janitor as an example. Their work requires completely different efforts and is different with respect to the emotional stress involved with the work. A janitor takes a mop and cleans the floor, while the instructor has to study and read from dawn to sunset; he has to constantly take ongoing training courses, etc. What would be the correct approach?

Answer: I don’t understand why a janitor should receive less money than an instructor. Let’s say I wanted to be a research scientist because I felt a desire for this. After all, I was made this way by nature and I was realizing this call. At the same time, some girl came from some rural place and works as a janitor. She participates in our company and must attend our courses and must be together with us in the collective work of the one common whole, in one healthy team, as an independent unit. Therefore, I don’t see anything in her that would make her lower than me.

Moreover, nothing will work without her. If she becomes included in the team, then everything depends on her as well. If this system is integral and analog, then every part is like one whole. Therefore, we should not break this spiritual principle.
From the program “Through Time” 9/17/13

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