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An Infinite Pipe

Dr. Michael LaitmanI have to rise above my egoistic desire to accept the importance of the Creator and the created beings. They are on the two ends of the pipe that I will become, and I have to see them as more important than me. I only have to form the pipe that will connect the two. I exert myself by annulling myself before the Creator’s desire and before the desire of the people, and I become a matchmaker between the two.

My nature is to hate everyone except for myself. So when I rise above my ego by restricting it, I become a point. So how can I turn it into a pipe?

I form the pipe according to the extent of the availability of  the Light of Hassadim, which determines the diameter of my pipe. The diameter is determined by how much I am connected to the Creator and the created beings above the Hassadim, and I turn this pipe into a link, the connecting line.

There is a whole system working here. If the Creator and the created beings were equal, then there would be no need for a pipe. But on the other hand, they eventually have to be equal and connected in every possible sense.

So does that mean that the pipe will disappear? No the pipe won’t disappear but will become infinite, and thanks to them, it will be me. I take the desire to bestow from the Creator and the desire to receive from the created beings and become incorporated in both.

Then I begin to understand that both the Creator and the created beings exist for me, although I do this work for them.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/12/13, Shamati #3The Matter of Spiritual Attainment

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Getting Charged Within The Field Of The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: You said that during a workshop the power of the Creator works on a person. What does this mean?

Answer: As we connect, then certainly the Creator is revealed according to the law of equivalence of form. This power, the Creator, exists around us as a field. When we create a likeness to Him from our egoistic desires and then nullify them, trying to make efforts to connect above our ego; then according to our effort, this field is revealed in us. It is as if it is induced in us.

This is a law of physics without anything mystical. Our tension in mutual connection begins to be revealed according to the potential in the field; in other words, this movement toward each other summons its induction into us.

For example, if we take a piece of wire and move it in a magnetic field, it will be charged with an electric current. It is the same thing here as well, if we begin to move in the field of the Creator (in the field of love and bestowal) towards mutual bestowal and love between us, then to the degree we overcome our ego, the power of this field is induced in us.

Question: If I feel joy during the workshop, is this the sensation of the Creator?

Answer: No! In sum this is a preliminary feeling of a pleasant connection. This is not the Creator, not a state above the ego.

Question: So how can we discover the Creator in the center of the circle?

Answer: Try to unite so as to become a single drop; you become “we,” and then the Creator is revealed.

But in spite of all this you will not succeed in this because a person is unable to do anything by himself. We can only attain an awareness that it is not in our power to get closer and connect by ourselves. Only when we come to complete desperation, we finally reveal the understanding of how to turn towards the Creator, how to cry out to Him, to demand, and He will answer immediately.
From the Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day Two 11/2/13, Lesson 4

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Where Do You Find Equal Rights?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is there a difference in the men’s and the women’s path in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: In our world there is a big difference between men and women in the way of thinking, in the approach to life, in the comprehension of reality, and in decision making. We are truly very different. The difference is not just in sexual characteristics. These are two worlds: the male half and the female half of nature. Indeed, in the still, vegetative, and animate nature there is a division into male and female parts, and the differences in the human are even greater.

But when we begin to search for the Creator, then on the physical level, the gender differences regarding our physical properties apply in a group and in connection within a group; whereas, in the spiritual world this is not so. Women who approach the Creator have the same opportunity as men, especially in our time.

I believe that the wisdom of Kabbalah is the only area of human activity where the woman is equal to the man. This is an interesting paradox. There are absolutely equal rights.

In no other physical involvement can you be equal to men: in some things you are better and in some things they are better. Give me the name of a famous painter, famous musician, famous conductor, or chef. Mention the name of at least one woman, there aren’t any!

In our world there is a clear distinction in certain male and female abilities because we are separated. And in the spiritual world, where all of us are going towards connection together, and our spiritual component is what is created as a result of the unification, then there is no difference, rather only wholeness. Therefore, in the spiritual world there is no male or female soul, female or male group. Everything is mixed into one complete unit.

We are gradually reaching this. This is not a simple way, for we are still expected to do a lot. But in the end of the matter, by discovering the Creator in our common unity, we will see that there is no difference between the male and female forces; all of our efforts become shared.

Now we are still in the preliminary stage of the development of our soul. And it is one for all. None of us has a soul of our own. This is that singular organ, singular Kli, in which the Creator is revealed, “Malchut of the world of Infinity, one singular desire!
From the Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day Two 11/2/13, Lesson 3

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Nature Shakes The Planet

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from InoPressa): “Even four years ago the UN has warned that humanity is entering an era of extreme weather events. Events that used to be registered once in 100 or 200 years are to be repeated every few years.

“The world community has the opportunity to discuss pressing issues in the climate conference, which opens in Warsaw. But one should not expect any radical decisions. Scientists believe that the human race will be able to stay within the global temperature increase to two degrees Celsius, which is considered to be the limit, beyond which we face a disaster.

“But two degrees is the average for the planet, it should be noted that in Europe the rise in temperature can be up to 6 degrees, and such a summer, as the summer of 2003, when heat caused death of tens of thousands of people, will be repeated annually. The era of extreme performance began for everyone.”

My Comment: Even if we stopped polluting the atmosphere, land, and oceans; even if we were able to remove everything that we had contaminated, returned the environment to the state of the last century, we would still have experienced blows of nature, only perhaps in a different form. This attitude of nature toward us stems from our opposition to its integrality, interdependence, and community. Until we heal ourselves, we will not stop being a cancerous tumor in the body of nature, we will not stop bringing about increasing blows of the elements.

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The Goal Is Only One

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Our groups in Israel are involved with dissemination. They require the help of all the friends throughout the world.

Answer: Our friends in Israel first and foremost require the help of the Creator. He will whip them, shake them to exhaustion, kick them from corner to corner, will do everything to shake out all the all the nonsense, all of the ego, all of the audacity that as if says, “We, we, we!,” so that in a state of total exhaustion they will cry out to Him, as it is said, (Exodus 2:23) “And the children of Israel sighed from the labor.”

Therefore we must hold everyone together and do everything possible. But simultaneously, don’t forget that the Creator does everything and we depend only upon Him; this is important! After all, in all our actions we want Him to bring them to the desired result. In any case, it is impossible to pursue any physical victories and achievements. The goal can be only one: more adherence with the Creator and greater dependence upon Him.

If we had already attained this, then we would have had no more need for anything! What takes place on the physical level has no significance! Everything would be okay. Only one thing depends upon us, to constantly demand of Him that He will not abandon us and will hold us in connection, in adherence with Him. So that He will give us the intention to do everything, to fulfill Him, just as He fulfills us, as in the metaphor of the guest and the host. This is everything.

I am very happy, I am just elated about what is happening now. What else do we need in order to be frightened and scared to death, in a state of complete internal and external shattering? If He were to add more, then it would be even better. Without this we will not exit the Egyptian exile (the ego).

Therefore it is not necessary to feel sorry for anyone. On the contrary, we should rejoice with them, and only strengthen them and yourselves with the thought that the Creator is doing everything so that by the way of suffering, by way of these complicated conditions, we will rise above them, and connect with Him. It is thanks to these conditions He creates, conditions for us so that we will think about Him, of course egoistically in the meantime, trembling and fearful for ourselves, but together with this, at least with some thought of if we will be able to attain from these states actions of bestowal towards Him.

All of our inner work must be completely directed towards connection with Him. Do everything necessary externally, and internally only be together, in adherence between us and with the Creator.
From the Bulgaria Convention “Dawn Of A New World” Day Two 11/2/13, Lesson 3

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Even The Beginner Gets Rewarded!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How should those who will come to the congress for the first time prepare for the meeting with the friends from the World Kli?

Answer: No preparation is necessary. We have friends all over the world. Even if you don’t speak their language, you won’t feel different from them because everyone is aimed at the Creator.

Every person who has such a spark for spirituality awakens to the same goal and you are together, feeling no difference. Don’t be afraid that something will be new to you. You will feel that all of them are close to you.

Question: If I am a beginner and don’t understand anything in this science but want to come to the congress, is it worth doing so? And if yes, how should I prepare for it?

Answer: First of all, if time allows, you should study the contents designed for preparation online. But regardless, you will pick it up “from the air” that you will be breathing…
From the Introductory Lecture “Preparation for the Congress” 10/12/10

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Finding Your Place in the Thought of Creation

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe exist in one thought, the thought of creation, and we are part of a big program that fills all space and brings into action the entire upper and lower reality.

Attaining this program, finding your place in it, and the ability to realize it independently not through force, and instead of being a small cogwheel, be its part that actively participates with an intention, attainment, agreement, equality, and greatness, this can become the purpose of life for each one of us.

When we connect to this thought and join the common flow of this program that has an enormous number of parameters, we will experience eternity and perfection because this eternal program is for all the worlds and all of reality, and it connects all the parts of creation and all the worlds into one. We will feel the harmony with which all of the parts of this program are governed, and at the same time govern everything. We will feel the beginning and the end of creation, since the beginning, the process of development, and its completion are interconnected and beautifully correspond to one another, and each one has the freedom of choice and the right to bring this system to action from beginning to end independently.

And the amazing part is the revelation of the enormous, common, integrated system, which carries out all the actions from beginning to end without interfering with our capability to bring it into action and be its masters. And when man rises to the level of the thought of creation, he connects with the Creator and becomes His associate; this is what it is to unite with the Creator. We unite with the Creator in the thought of creation. It is written: the righteous are the Creator’s partners; He creates and destroys worlds while they correct the creature.
From Kab TV’s “Kabbalah for Beginners” 10/21/10

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We Quench the Thirst with the Power of Thought

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the human thought?

Answer: It is the inner program of the realization of desires. There is the desired and the actual. How do I go from my current state to something that I want? This is done through the power of thought.

Question: Drinking water when I am thirsty, do I do this through the power of thought?

Answer: You are thirsty in the given state and you are imagining the state where you will be fulfilled. You are developing the program of how to reach state number two from state number one, this program is called the thought.

The thought is the consequence of the desire. You need the thought in order to activate the desire and attain the desired. Desire plus thought bring you to realization: fulfillment.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.15.13

Preparation to the Lesson

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Shamati #64From Lo Lishma to Lishma

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Parashat, “Beresheet (Genesis)

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A Talk About the American Convention

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