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Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day Two – 11.02.13

Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Lesson 3 

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Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Lesson 4

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Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Workshop 4

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Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Workshop 5

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Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Lesson 5

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Convention in Bulgaria, Day 2, Workshop 6

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Living In Intention Instead Of Desire

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe soul is the desire that was created by the Light, the Creator, which eventually must reach similarity to the Creator.

The Light (represented by the plus sign on image 1) creates an equal desire (the minus sign). However, once it enters the desire, they nullify one another. The desire does not perceive Light as pleasure because they are opposite.

However, as the desire acquires the quality of the Light, it gradually begins to transform into its opposite. It intends to make a restriction (Tzimtzum) and only work with the Reflected Light, in other words, to receive and enjoy only when it feels that it bestows to the one who gives it pleasure. In this way, it attains equality with the Creator.

In other words, Light comes to me with the desire to give me pleasure, but I accept it only under the condition that I feel equivalent to the Creator, as in the example with the Host and the guest.

The Host wishes to please the guest, give him everything there is (arrow marked “a,”representing the pleasure traveling and entering the desire). However, the guest only agrees to accept it under the condition that they are equal (arrow marked “b,” intention or Kavana).

Living in Intention Instead of Desire

If the intention of my action is to return what I receive from the Host, then as a guest, I can accept the pleasure. In other words, I only do actions that bring me closer to the Host, the Creator, that make me equivalent to Him.

In our world, we live in the action of receiving for our own sake. We wish to receive as much as possible. Nothing else interests us.

This is why we reach a state where we exhaust our possibilities; in other words, the correlation between the plus (what we receive from the Host) and the minus (which exists in us) disappears and we stop perceiving pleasure. In this way, nature, the Creator, pushes us to begin working on a second level in a state of similarity to the Creator. [Read more →]

Tapping Into Hidden Resources

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can we do if everyone in the group agrees with the importance of dissemination, but no one does anything?

Answer: Dissemination is necessary not for those to whom you disseminate, but so that they give you an additional Kli, vessel, additional suffering, and an additional opportunity to unite. If you begin to disseminate, you start feeling the pain of people you go out to, their terrible state, even if they live behind a metal door in a lovely apartment with all the amenities, and there is a limousine by their house.

After all, when you talk to them, you feel their emptiness. And if you dig deeper, you will find that they themselves feel it, only they hide it from themselves; nothing is okay for them, the whole world is not nice. You must empathize with their suffering in the absence of food, family, normal life, shelter, work, and interaction with other people, some warmth, health, and proper child education: everything that people lack in a normal human life.

If you feel this, and you are sure to feel this no matter how selfish you are, this will start to affect you and will force to unite with each other. And when you promise them that you can bring them out of this state by means of joint participation in workshops, meetings, common activities, and begin to organize this in practice, you will begin to really implement what Kabbalah says, for yourself and for them.

How else will you be able to reveal the Creator, if you do not organize practical training? Everyone who studied at a college, a university, and knows that practical training is crucial. What is the purpose of you listening to the lectures all the time? This is only confuses your mind, blocks you, and does not go anywhere, either in the feelings, or practical thoughts that are already becoming yours. If you do not go out to the masses, you will fade.

At all times, bloodletting was considered the most effective treatment, not infusions, but bloodletting. This triggers the work of the entire body. You have to go outside! You must disseminate! Letting the theory flow out, like bloodletting, you engage those hidden resources that do not work in you yet. Now, you are full of theory; there is nothing in your hands. That’s a pity.
From a Talk About the Dissemination 10/17/13

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Who Would Refuse the Mutual Guarantee?

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn order for man to feel that “six hundred thousand loyal lovers, are standing ready to provide for him,” he must be theoretically ready to provide for them in the same manner.

One cannot exist without the other. In mutual guarantee we use the force of the Creator, the force of the Light. This force manifests according to our connection in mutual bestowal.

When I am not prepared to give to you and you are not prepared to give to me, there is a gap between us. A connection forms when both of us are ready for this and we are able to give to one another, because there is a third participant, the Light, the Creator.

It is He who establishes a connection between us regardless of our opposite properties and gives everyone the things they lack. The Light provides for us and this is why we can connect and mutually supplement each other—with Light!

But if I am waiting for the “six hundred thousand loyal lovers” to come to me, then I will never see them. It is written that everyone is asked at the same time because the mutual guarantee comes from the connection of everyone, also with the Creator. He is the guarantor of our entire connection.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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