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What Kind Of People Did They Grow Up To Be?

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Vedomosti): “Young people from 11 to 20 year olds can be considered as Generation Z. They are characterized by the fact that they are familiar with digital technology from childhood, were born with an iPad in hand, adhere to the principle of ‘live in the present,’ preferring to spend time in pleasure and trying not to worry about anything.

“The main goal of their lives is to ‘be happy,’ which is associated with the physical and psychological comfort, personal freedom, the possibility of seeing the world. They do not want to work, but talk about the desire to fill their lives with meaning, not to live to work, but to work to live.

“This generation is a generation of consumers, whose lives are filled with advertisements. The generation that has not experienced mass unemployment and easily parts with money. They love to go to restaurants, buy gadgets.”

My Comment: Tough new global conditions will force them to think about the cause of what is happening to humanity. We are required to reveal the plan of nature to them and our participation in its realization by the good path, not through suffering.

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The Firstborn Receives Twice As Much

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is it easier for some people to connect to dissemination and more difficult for others?

Answer: It doesn’t mean anything. There are those who are like the patriarchs and there are those who are like the sons. The patriarchs actually have no Light of Hochma. All the Light is revealed by the sons but on the level of the patriarchs.

I add the desires of AHP but the Light of Hassadim is revealed in AHP, while the Light of Hochma is revealed in GE. But how can GE receive the Light of Hochma? After all, they are vessels of bestowal?

I take the deficiencies from AHP and raise them to GE and then I raise them higher to the upper. It turns out that I receive from the upper the Light that is dressed in the deficiencies of the lower. But I receive these deficiencies and suffer because of them; I wanted to give them everything, “the cow wants to nurse the calf more than the calf wants to suckle.”

I have great deficiencies from the AHP and even if my source is the desires of GE, I can receive all the Light that is meant for AHP and even much more. This means that the firstborn receives twice as much. We have to learn how to do that.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/5/14, Writings of Rabash

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The Heart Is Like Squeezing A Lemon

Dr. Michael LaitmanThere are several phases in getting closer. In the first phase a person realizes that the more he yearns for connection in order to attain the spiritual world, the more he sees that he cannot. He cannot connect to others and to reveal the Creator which means the attribute of bestowal in the connection.

He tries until he sees that he cannot. The first thing a person discovers is that the Creator’s force is ready and able to help him. So he says that “There is none else besides Him” and that this is the only thing he needs. In order to reach that, first since he has no choice, and then out of his own freewill, he agrees to follow the direction of love of the created beings and thus reach the love of the Creator.

At all times the condition of the love of the created beings acts depending on how much the Creator has to be revealed. There were times when the Creator was revealed only to Kabbalists and was concealed from everyone else, and so this work was different than it is today. This means that in different times there was a different merging between the wisdom of the general and the wisdom of the individual, about which it is written: “the opinion of the Torah is opposite from the opinion of the landlords.”

Today we are close to the complete revelation, and Kabbalists tell us about that because we wouldn’t be able to discover that by ourselves. No one can determine that just by external signs. Although from day to day we see that the world is advancing towards an absolute crisis and that the crisis is in human society, in the connection between people.But in our world there is no power that can correct his connection.

So we should listen to what Kabbalists say. First we have to understand that the Creator can help us connect and to be as one man in one heart. The hearts are different and we need to make an effort to connect into one heart. It is as if we squeeze all the juice out of a lemon, all the evil inclination that comes out of the heart. To what is left, we can add the intention of mutually bestowing unto one another and by that unto the Creator.

The conditions are very simple, and although it is impossible to fulfill them, it is clear what needs to be done. After squeezing all the egoistic inclinations out of my heart, I can relate to the group, to each of the friends, as to the Creator, but only if it is a friend and we are ready to connect that way, so that together, between us we will discover the Creator in one common heart.

Each of us is as important as the upper force itself. Each of us is ready to turn himself into a force of love and bestowal. If we yearn for that and don’t forget it during the day, a habit becomes second nature, we will realize that we cannot and that we need the Creator’s help. It is only with His help that we can annul our nature and connect above it.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14

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At The Turning Point Of History

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe are now implementing an activity that corrects the Shevirah (shattering), something that has never happened in all of history. Just imagine how important this work is. The shattering, the error of Adam HaRishon with the Tree of Knowledge, all of this happened in order to mix the desires and to make it possible for the receptive vessels to approach the goal of creation.

For these are the true desires. The desire to receive is the foundation of creation. And in these days we are implementing the first action in the entire creation, in the descent of the worlds from above to below and in the creation of this world, this entire universe, in the entire evolution of the creature on the face of the earth and the entire history of humanity. Only now begins the correction of the shattering and all of the expansion from above to below.

We are at the turning point from which we begin to rise again from below to above. And this elevation is not done through the desires of Galgalta ve Eynaim themselves, for they were already corrected at the time of the First Temple. And now they are beginning to correct the Kelim (the desires) of the AHP.

The moment we correct our AHP that belongs to Galgalta ve Eynaim, meaning the physical people of Israel, then the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel will be discovered. After that, the new work in partnership with them will have already begun.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/5/14, Writings of Rabash

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Dr. Michael LaitmanThe work of Israel in a complete Kli composed of GE and AHP, desires to bestow and to receive, advancing together towards the goal of correction, is giving all of one’s time in the right direction. GE must approach the method of correction such that together with the AHP we can filter and clarify those desires and characteristics which are preferable to use to advance on the middle line.

AHP is the left line, GE is the right line, and they must be connected such that the advancement will be optimal, in the middle line, with the right mutual connection between them. The sign of this optimal advancement is world peace, when there won’t be wars, problems, and suffering.

When the world will calm down externally, then we will see how much this state is worthy of revealing the higher power. The Creator cannot be revealed in conditions of conflict between nations and in enmity between people. He is not ready to be revealed in hatred, for there is no equivalence to His characteristics of peace, perfection, and love.

So those terrible events that we see in the world, we must see as our field of work. And this is called (Genesis 27:27) “a field which the Lord hath blessed” upon which we must go out to work. In every situation, in every moment, in every place in the world, it is necessary to choose His approach.

And so we will see how in all the extremities of the earth more and more of our friends appear who organize the right work regarding the method of connection and who bring peace and unity to the world in which the Creator can be discovered. Only the revelation of the Creator to the creatures can bring true peace and perfection. Therefore, all of our work is only in disseminating this idea.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/5/14

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From The Giving Of Torah To Its Reception

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is the Shavuot holiday called the holiday of the giving of the Torah and not the receiving the Torah?

Answer: The giving of the Torah happens when we reach a deficiency for it. This is speaking about the Light, about giving from Above, not about receiving from below.

A person is not a free man; he is not free as long as he has not received the Torah. And after receiving the Torah, we begin to acquire the characteristic of Bina, freedom. This is freedom from our ego, from the desire to receive. And then it is possible to declare that we are working on receiving the Torah.

But on this day itself, when we are compelled under the pressure of the plagues of Pharaoh and all of the troubles that brought us to Mount Sinai, we agree to accept the mutual guarantee, but sill don’t have a strong enough desire  In the meantime this is only the giving of the Torah, given from Above.

And receiving the Torah begins when we already approach its realization: beginning with the Ohr Hassadim, to bestow for the sake of bestowal, the correction of the desire of Galgalta ve Eynaim on all levels; and after this the correction of the desire of AHP on all levels. When we correct the desire of AHP, this is truly called the receiving of the Torah, for there the Light that Reforms is working with all its power.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14, Shamati #66 “The Giving of the Torah”

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Adhesion Annuls All Contradictions

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we connect the two discernments of “If I am not for me, who is for me” and “There is none else besides Him“?

Answer: Our mission is to reach a state in which there is no time, place, or motion. This means that there is no difference between the ascents and the descents. Even if one discovers the greatest evil and a sharp sword is placed on his neck, he shouldn’t despair of mercy. All these states don’t disappear, but we simply rise above them.

The desire to receive has to die totally, and so it is cut off, piece by piece, but we receive it as the greatest pleasure since it becomes not a simple necessity that we can avoid but the preparation of the vessel that turns into a real Light and the fulfillment of the act of bestowal.

It is actually in the worst states that we can see the height of faith and bestowal, and thus love them. Everything depends on how important we regard the Creator and our bestowal unto Him. Thus, we increase our vessel to the extent that we manage to turn ourselves into a means to delight Him.

The Creator opens up all the discernments in our hearts and minds that are not corrected and by which we are not adhered to Him in every state, from the easiest to the most difficult.

Thus, we connect these discernments: “If I am not for me, who is for me” and “There is none else besides Him.” The adhesion annuls the gap between these two discernments.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14

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Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus” (Shemini), 9:22-9:24: And Aaron lifted up his hands towards the people and blessed them. He then descended from preparing the sin-offering, the burnt-offering, and the peace-offering.

And Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting. Then they came out and blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. And the fire went forth from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fats upon the altar, and all the people saw, sang praises, and fell upon their faces.

In the spiritual world everything is built in a form of a pyramid. People are the most numerous desires, but the weakest, and the lowest ones are corrected by higher desires. Both are egoistic desires, but their correction is performed simultaneously in the connection between them. So the attribute of love and bestowal is revealed gradually as it is conveyed from the highest desires to the lowest ones by their mutual help to one another.

Here the mutual system of the Direct Light and the Returning Light operates. It is not discrete but analog, and so it doesn’t operate in phases but simultaneously from the beginning to the end. It is impossible for something to be at the beginning and for something else to be at the end because the system operates simultaneously from the top down and from the bottom up.

This is the principle of the spiritual world. In our world there are also such analog systems. The lower and the upper depend on one another and mutually complement one another and unless it spreads from the top down and from the bottom up, there will not be a full revelation of the Creator.

The appearance of the Creator to the nation is the revelation of the attribute of love and bestowal, and it has to be revealed not only in the upper levels but also in the lower levels. Eventually the feeling of the Creator, His attainment, has to be felt in everyone in the complete form. When He is revealed, the differences between everyone disappear completely.

The Creator is revealed to everyone: to Aaron, to Moses, and to the people. On the whole, it makes no difference which level each one is at. Everyone becomes equal in power and is filled equally.

The lower serve the upper, the upper serve the lower, and both serve the Creator. The Creator serves each of them and all of them together. The outcome is a closed global integral system in which everyone is totally connected. The Creator is connected to the others no less than they are connected to Him, like a mother to her children. It is just not clear who needs whom more. Eventually it turns out that everyone needs everyone.

Such a complete convention is attained in new altruistic attributes that are a result of purification and the right preparation of the offering, which means of myself. When we offer ourselves, which means that we come closer to the attributes of the Creator, He is revealed in us. What is more, He is revealed to everyone equally.

Everyone begins to understand that working for himself, for others, and for the Creator are the same thing. Any sense of the created being different in any way disappears. Everything is revealed as one world of Ein Sof (Infinity), as complete adhesion.
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