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Convention In France “One For All And All For One,” Day Two – 05.10.14

Convention in France, Day Two, Lesson 2

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Under The Protection Of Wings

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Bible, “Psalms,” 61: Hearken, O God, to my request, listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth will I call out to You when my heart becomes faint; on the rock that is higher than I, You lead me. For You were a shelter for me, a tower of strength in the face of the enemy. I shall dwell in Your tent to eternity; I will take shelter in the covert of Your wings forever. For You, God, have hearkened to my vows; You have given the heritage of those who fear Your name. Add days to the days of the king, his years  as every generation…

In these lines, we can see that a person must go through a great deal until he discovers that, on one hand, the Creator is concealed from him, and then He is revealed. On the other hand, He protects him under His wings, under His shield, practically guarding a person, accompanying him and helping him.

It is difficult for a person to connect these two forms of the upper Providence. On one hand, everything comes from the Creator. On the other hand, he must ask the Creator to fix everything, to cover him, to protect him, and to help him, to guard him from the adversaries and the enemies that the upper force Himself arranges and sends a person!

A person is confused and doesn’t know how to integrate all the states together, unless he determines his attitude toward the upper Providence that he perceives in two lines so that he will be able to stabilize himself on the middle line.

When he acquires the two lines and stabilizes them into the middle line, he reaches an understanding and mutual work with the Creator as he feels and understands His friendship, guidance and teaching, which bring him to adhesion.

However, until then, in every generation—which means in every phase along the way—there are states that greatly confuse a person. They show him how many more corrections his vessels require so that they will reveal the uniqueness of the upper Providence on the part of evil that seems that way with regard to his uncorrected attributes and on the part of goodness—which means all the corrected attributes that help him differentiate between the two lines and establish himself by them.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/4/14

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Wisdom Comes With Experience

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: There is a joke about two bulls, an old one and a young one, who saw a herd of cows. The young bull cried, “Let’s run to them!” However, the old bull stopped him, “No, it’s better that we approach them gradually, and then the whole herd will be ours.”

I think that our dissemination is like the attempts of the young bull to quickly conquer the cows. When we are mature enough and approach the entire “herd” gradually in order to conquer it?

Answer: When will you begin to act like the old bull? When you grow older? At the moment, you are still young.

The search is infinite. You never will get a readymade recipe from anyone because you will not be able to perceive it.

You still will have to go through certain phases, experience them, overcome them, and accumulate experience. Then, like the old bull, you will understand what you should do.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/24/14, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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A Power That Flows From The Center Of The Group

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why does shared involvement with the method of the wisdom of connection awaken internal strength?

Answer: If you awaken at least a little connection between you, then an illumination of the Upper Force appears in it immediately. You discover an amazing power that breaks out from inside, encloses you within its envelope. And nothing scares you; it’s as if you are in a cocoon.

This is what comes from the center of the group. You begin to feel that you are like small seeds within a fruit, connected within a surrounding soft pulp that nourishes them. That is, the love of the Creator encompasses you and you feel it. But this is only in the center of a serious group.

I wish that you will create a center of the group like this, both regionally and globally, and feel within it the softness and blessing of the fruit, the feeling that apparently a soft and warm mist surrounds you. Together with this, a person enters into a completely new dimension, acquires a sense of immortality.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/24/14, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman

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A Unique Point For A Breakthrough

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “Shamati #59,” “About the Rod and the Serpent”: The reason is, as we have said, that He has placed His Shechina on trees and rocks. Hence, if one throws the discernment of the rod to the ground, and raises oneself to work with a higher attribute, this is already a serpent. There is no middle; it is either a serpent, or Kedusha, since all the Torah and the work that one had from the discernment of a rod, all has now entered the discernment of serpent.

It turns out that if I demand a reward for my actions and say that I cannot advance if I don’t see why and how, it’s better to lie down and do nothing and wait until I am given an awakening from Above, the energy to see that it’s worthwhile to work. If something illuminates in front of me, I agree to advance, but if nothing illuminates for me, if nothing attracts me, how can I advance? If the Creator has created me this way, then He should do something and until then I will lie. This means that I don’t precede His help with a prayer from a point where I can ignore the lack of attraction and actually feel glad that I have an opportunity to remain without egoistic fuel, and to ask the Creator to help me advance with altruistic fuel.

A state that seems like a descent to us is actually a very special place from which we can determine our step into spirituality. I don’t know how to do it; my body is dead, and I cannot do anything, and feel that I am in total darkness, but it’s actually from this state that I have to wake up to bestowal.

I need an infusion and fuel. I cannot find the fuel to advance inside me, but I can ask for fuel that is not egoistic so that the attribute of bestowal will pull me and that I will see myself in others, act in them and rejoice at their success.

This is how we should relate to the states of descent. Then we will see them as a special, wonderful opportunity to ascend to the spiritual level, which means to bestowal. Then, instead of cursing ourselves and the whole world in such moments, we will bless them.
From the 2nd part of Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/20/14, Shamati #59 “About the Rod and Serpent”

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