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Connection For The Sake Of Life

Dr. Michael LaitmanOne must not think that our connection only makes it possible to pass the time pleasantly, or even think that this is an unnecessary burden.

We know that the first one was created by a vessel filled with one Light. However, in such a form, the creature (1) doesn’t feel what fills it (2) it feels itself and its life, but not the source of life, meaning it exists only on the level of the still.

Connection For The Sake Of Life

So that the creature will reach a state where it perceives the higher power that created it and become like it, eternal and whole, it needs to receive the same characteristic, the same nature as the higher power.

How is it possible to do this? The higher power is absolute bestowal, and the lower power, the creature, is the power of reception. It follows that it is necessary to raise the creature that is only made up of a desire to receive, “created as something from nothing” and who doesn’t think about anything besides being filled, to the level of the higher power, the nature of the Creator.

So the creature was shattered into a multitude of fragments, let’s say seven billion people, as much as there are in all of humanity. And they are all distant and separated from each other due to the egoistic power found in them. This ego is opposite to the power of Light, meaning that it is equal to the minus of the power. Rejection between us is the opposite of the Creator. So if all of us connect together, the Creator is discovered in our characteristics that have transformed to become like Him.

So the Creator (Bore) is called, “come and see” (Bo Re), meaning, come to such a state within which you will see Him in your corrected feelings and characteristics.

So we were born after the shattering of the soul, which is explained as the transgression of the first man with the Tree of Knowledge. And all of our correction is through the transformation of hatred to love. Hatred is our power of separation (Delta). If we turn it into the opposite emotion, we discover that we are on the level of the Creator.

This is an eternal and perfect level that we must attain, and we reach this only through actual connection.
From the Convention In France “One For All And All For One,” Day One 5/9/14, Lesson 1

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Where Does The Sixth Sense Exist?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Where does the sixth sense exist? Is it also within me?

Answer: The sixth sense does not exist within us, but in the center of the group. A group is called an assembly of people who are ready to renounce their egoism for the sake of uniting with one another in the center of the group and there reveal the common sensation and common mind.

This common sensation and mind revealed in the center of the group is called a spiritual vessel where the Creator is manifested. This is our spiritual level, the upper non-corporeal life.

Even when the body dies, we will not feel as dead because we have found life within the common upper system.
From the Convention In France “One For All And All For One,” Day One 5/09/14, Lesson 1

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Following The Teacher

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What should we do to get what you want to give us in this convention?

Answer: Even in regular science, which we learn in school or in a university, a student always needs to stick to the teacher. Although there are others, you have to choose one whose advice you will follow. Then you will succeed.

This is how we learn in our world. When we speak about someone, we mention that he learned with some well-known scientist, some academician. For this says that he continues his way.

If we don’t learn with anyone, we remain beasts. But at least instinctively beasts can protect themselves, whereas a human infant cannot survive alone. We have to teach him everything. But even this is nothing compared to the spiritual path, where we have nobody from whom to take an example, for we don’t see them. We don’t know how to take steps and what is right and what is not.

They confuse us all the time and we are forced to clarify all of the feelings that pass though our hearts and the thoughts that pop up in our minds. There is no internal system in us that could advise us exactly what must be done, what is good and what is bad.

Following The Teacher
So we advance only when we become a fetus in the next level, like a drop of semen that enters the uterus and begins to develop there. And all that happens to it is derived from the upper, from the mother, who develops this drop of semen.

That is also how it is on the spiritual path: The student has to enter into the higher level, meaning into the teacher, and to disappear there by getting everything from him. He will grow in this way only, this is a compulsory condition.

Section eleven of The Study of the Ten Sefirot talks about the growth of each soul. There is no other possibility for growth besides nullifying yourself in regard to the upper one, meaning that you accept his conditions with your eyes shut and follow him. Many articles have been written about this. So a person must nullify himself towards the group and along with this nullify himself towards the teacher: regarding his way, regarding his advice. There is no other possibility.

That is how it happens with every creature born on the still, vegetative, and animate levels in our world, and according to the same principle the birth of the spiritual levels happens. We learn from the example of the animate level and behave accordingly on the level of the human soul.
From the Convention In France “One For All And All For One,” Day One 5/9/14, Lesson 1

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The Human Is The Innermost Part In The System Of The Worlds

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the beginning one great vessel was created by means of the four phases of the Direct Light, called the world of Infinity. And then this world began to extend downward, up to our world.

First of all, the world of Adam Kadmon appeared from the world of Infinity, and after it the world of Nekudim was created, which disappeared, shattered.

The Human Is The Innermost Part In The System Of Worlds-1

After this shattering the worlds of ABYA (Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, Assiya) were created and from them a particular internal system was born called Adam HaRishon (The First Man). The systems of the worlds can be learned from the first 15 sections of the book The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES), and only its last, 16th section talks about Adam HaRishon in a very limited form.

The idea is that everything that happens with the system of the worlds that extend from above to downward, afterwards happens with Adam HaRishon as well. The upper system is called the system of the worlds and the inner part is called Adam, a human being or Neshama (soul).

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The system of Adam HaRishon also evolves from above downward and is shattered like the world of Nekudim. But we ourselves have to carry out the correction of this entire system since this is our work.

The external system of worlds is already prepared, it exists and influences us, whereas we have to correct the internal system.
From the Convention In France “One For All And All For One,” Day Two 5/10/14, Lesson 3

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Ashes Of Our Desires

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus” (Tzav), 6:3-6:4: And the Cohen (priest) shall don his linen tunic, and he shall don his linen trousers on his flesh. And he shall lift out the ashes into which the fire has consumed the burnt offering upon the altar, and put them down next to the altar. He shall then take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall take out the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.

Ash symbolizes the burnt part of our desire that we cannot correct (the fourth part, Behina Dalet). And so it is taken out of the camp because it is impossible to use it.

The camp refers to the four levels of our ego, which include the elderly, the women, the children, the Levites, and the Cohanim (priests). No one is allowed to use the heaviest ego that cannot be corrected. It remains part of nature, but cannot be used and is therefore taken away.

It is similar to the custom of throwing part of the skin after the circumcision to the sand and then totally getting rid of it. This means that the parts that we cannot use symbolize the greatest egoistic levels that cannot be corrected since we don’t have the Masach (screen) for that, the powers to resist.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/6/13

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