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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