Connect And You Will Succeed

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, Shamati #144 “There Is A Certain People”: Haman said that in his view, we will succeed in destroying the Jews because they are separated from one another; hence, our force against them will certainly prevail, as it causes separation between man and God. And the Creator will not help them anyway, since they are separated from Him. This is why Mordecai went to correct that flaw, as it is explained in the verse, “the Jews gathered,” etc., “to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.” This means that they had saved themselves by uniting.

When the Jews in Persia were under the threat of destruction, they didn’t go to the king to complain about Haman and didn’t try to prove that he was wrong. The Jews didn’t go to the public either in order to disseminate and to prove to them that they are just.

Instead, they united together, and thus saved themselves. Although their physical power wasn’t great, the spiritual power of their connection was immense. It is actually the unity, becoming one, that leads to victory, fulfills the dissemination, and does everything necessary.

It turns out that our dissemination is necessary among the Jewish people first. “Connect” said queen Esther to her people “and then we will succeed.”

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 67:

When a person from Israel enhances and dignifies one’s internality, which is the Israel in that person, over the externality, which are the nations of the world in him, that is, when one dedicates the majority of one’s efforts to enhance and exalt one’s internality, to benefit one’s soul, and gives minor efforts, the mere necessity, to sustain the nations of the world in him, meaning the bodily needs, as it is written (Avot, 1), “Make your Torah permanent and your labor temporary,” by so doing one makes the Children of Israel soar upwards in the internality and externality of the world as well, and the nations of the world, which are the externality, recognize and acknowledge the value of the children of Israel.

And if, God forbid, it is to the contrary, and an individual from Israel enhances and appreciates one’s externality, which is the nations of the world in him, more than the inner Israel in him, as it is written (Deuteronomy 28), “The stranger that is in the midst of thee,” meaning the externality in that person rises and soars, and you yourself, the internality, the Israel in you, plunges down. With these actions, one causes the externality of the world in general—the nations of the world—to soar ever higher and overcome Israel, degrading them to the ground, and the Children of Israel, the internality in the world, to plunge deep down.

The way the forces are arranged stems from the picture of reality, and so we should understand that everything depends on us. First we have to worry about connection and unity among the Bnei Baruch world group as the inner part of Israel. Then we have to worry about the external Israel and do everything in our power to unite the Jewish people.

Only then will we summon the correction in the world, only if we correct our unity and not the world. This is what we should engage in and this is what our dissemination should be about.

Thus we bring the whole world the message of connection according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah, but since it also helps us connect, by that we correct the world. The world is corrected by our connection. We disseminate our message to the public, we are incorporated in humanity, and this helps the internal connection among us, which actually corrects the world.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/10/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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