A Prayer Requires Constant Intention

Dr. Michael LaitmanRaising a prayer to the Creator means raising our best, most intense and vivid desires and aspirations, aiming them upward as we lift our hands upward.

In this case, we connect them so that everyone finds himself immersed in others, feels himself only in others and, in this state, chooses the deepest and most important thing.

A “prayer” means our only desire from which other desires are revealed. We strive to unite the desire to reveal the unified force that governs the entire universe in the whole of nature: the forces of harmony, balance, and interconnection.

We wish the same state for ourselves, the group, the country, the world, and all of humanity. This is our intention and our effort. Constant intention is the prayer of want we want eventually to receive.

In the future, we will transform this in the following stages. We will see how our desires for unity become realized in the desire itself. Usually, when a person strives for a goal, he thinks that he wants to achieve it, but in our case, it turns out that, being in intention, we suddenly will reveal that this is the goal, and nothing else is needed. This aspiration creates the condition with which the upper becomes fulfilled. That is what is happening in us and within us.

In order to become more concentrated with each other, we will have to go back to this demand and strongly wish to formulate everything more deeply and sharply. It is formed in us in this way.

This constant aspiration itself is the goal. At the beginning, we think that this is only a condition for achieving something, and then we will see that it, itself, is the goal.
From Preparatory lesson 1 of the Congress in St. Petersburg 9/18/14

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A Placebo Instead Of Real Medicine

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can you say about red strings and other popular lucky charms?

Answer: These are all egoistic symbols that allow those who sell them to make a profit.

Those who buy them believe in their “holy power” and to some extent, this helps them psychologically.

I have nothing against this, but we just shouldn’t connect it to the wisdom of Kabbalah. This misleads people, especially in our times when humanity needs to reeducate itself.

Man is a complex creature. A red string doesn’t change a person. It gives him some inner energy, a sense of security and psychological support. It is like a placebo given to a patient instead of real medicine, and it helps.

In any case, it is a lie since such lucky charms don’t heal a person, but only divert him from the real solution to the problem that is ripening and which must be addressed.
From talk with V. Kanevsky in Toronto, 8/05/14

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Regulators Of The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanCome, let’s imagine a technical component, a trigger, like in a computer, a “0” or “1”, or a small faucet that opens and closes something.

It is the same thing with us.  When we connect, we open a valve and something moves inside. And when we are detached, the valve is closed. That is how we work and that is how the whole system works. Light from one part enters into another part or it doesn’t. Everything works only on the basis of this single activity of connection or detachment, and nothing else.

This means that when we connect, we can influence the entire system of creation, all the worlds, our world, the nature of the still, vegetative. and the animate, our health, everything possible. We move or trigger the Light. There is nothing else in the world, only this energy. Either it moves and animates everything, or it has no access because of some wrinkles in the system.

How can we somehow create a system like this between us where the Light will flow in circuits within us, will increase and grow all the time so that we will constantly work on the discovery of more and more new valves?

Actually, these are called Sefirot. As we know, there is a Masach (screen), Ohr Hozer (returning Light), and a Zivug de Haka’a (striking interaction) on the Light and its extension from a second Partzuf to a third and so forth.

In this manner, we regulate the direction to which the Light will be extended and to which systems. And likewise, we regulate its intensity. We can activate parallel currents, all kinds of Partzufim and so forth. We can study its essence, its intensity, its characteristics, and the quality, according to what we switch on and block.

This is creative work, as you are involved in the study of the Creator, in that system which He made and gave to you so that you would begin to study it from your encounters: His thoughts and ideas, and of course, the purpose.

From me to we, from evil to good, from detachment to the development of good and Light. This is how we evolve.

And we always need to evaluate our actions and influences from above only according to the qualitative approaches and connections. This is the only way. Otherwise, we are mistaken and don’t understand the Creator. But if we specifically look from this point of view, then generally we begin to see His thoughts and ideas, His actions, and we begin to work together with Him. He summons all kinds of states, we react to them correctly and go in coordination with Him.
From the Convention In St. Petersburg “Day Two” 9/20/14, Workshop 4

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Entering The Holy Of Holies

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Midrash, Chapter “Acharei Mot (After the Death Of)”: On the first day of the month of Nisan, after the death of Nadab and Abiyu, the Lord commanded Moses to warn the priests not to enter the Holy of Holies but only to perform one service or another.

Even Aaron who was the great priest was not allowed to enter the Holy of Holies except for Yom Kippur and only in order to perform his duty there.

The Holy of Holies is the vessel inside a person that is totally purified of the ego. Such a corrected, pure state can be attained only once a year and only when a person ascends to the level of the great priest.

Therefore, Aaron entered the Holy of Holies only once a year and no one else was allowed to enter, since they had not purified themselves as yet and had not attained the level of the great priest.

If we translate this to the language of Kabbalah, only a person who has desires that can reach the level of the great priest can enter the Holy of Holies.

Holiness is the attribute of bestowal that is made of two levels, Hassadim and Hochma. If you don’t want to use your egoistic desires, it is called Holiness. But if you want to use even your old egoistic desires in order to bestow, it is called the Holy of Holies. When you attain this level, you become the great priest.

All this is gradually revealed along the spiritual path. When I began to study the wisdom of Kabbalah with my teacher Rabash, I wrote down every word he said. I approached everything like a scientist and saw that he regarded it scornfully, “What difference does it make if I told you about something or not?”

He was right, because if you follow the spiritual path, you discover this anyway and see, hear, and know. After all, the basic property of the spiritual levels is that when each of them is revealed, you begin to see, hear, and understand what is going on inside it.

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The Decline Of Babylon, Part 5

Dr. Michael LaitmanToday, the linear process of egoistic resettlement is over, and we are again placed in a contemporary type of Babylon because of the global network embraces the whole earth. Babylon has expanded to the entire world.

The overall egoism that governs everybody is in fact the current Nimrod. At this time, all we need is for Abraham to come and announce to us: “There is the way out!” Today, everybody experiences tremendous fear because we can destroy each other just to eat. The main human problem is hopelessness: people hate the mere fact of their existence.

Comment: But previously, in Abraham’s time, there were only five thousand people who listened to and followed him.

Answer: Those were the ones who felt hopeless and at the same time strived to find purpose in life. Today, this aspiration has surfaced ​in our consciousness and many of us can already feel and recognize it. It is no accident that depression is one of the most widespread diseases in the world.

Nevertheless, Abraham doesn’t show up today because all the people of Israel have to act as Abraham. Originally, Abraham’s group set an example to the whole of  humanity: “Here is what we can achieve.” Today, Abraham’s group demonstrates a very negative example in the inability of the Jews to work as a good model to the world and this triggers humanity’s hatred towards them. This is the root of anti-Semitism.

People subconsciously hate the Jews because they sense that they have to bring them joy, happiness, deliverance, and show them the way out. “We have to receive something good from them, but instead, they bring us affliction, disasters, and squalor.”

For many, the destruction of Israel at a purely egoistic, primitive level seems like a solution: “No Jews, no evil.”

In fact, the evil descends to the nations of the world through the Jews. They are not wicked, but they “transmit” wickedness, even though they don’t know it.

By blaming the Jews, the nations of the world acknowledge that they depend on them and that their lives are influenced by Abraham’s group. So, it proves that this small nation is stronger than the rest of the population of seven billion people. If the Jews manage to transition from a minus to a plus, humanity will receive the potion of life through them.

Question: Could you please explain the reason that nobody likes the Jew?

Answer: People have to know how to use this force. Their attitude towards the Jews is instinctive and naturally awakens them. That’s why even nations that have nothing to do with the Jews still hate them.

We have to explain these issues to the people of Israel and to the nations of the world in order to initiate a unified system that will eventually bring us to a state of order.
From KabTV’s “Babylon Yesterday and Today” 8/27/14

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The Essential Secret Of The Jews, Part 48

From the book: The Essential Secret of the Jews, M. Brushtein

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Nature knows in advance where it is heading.

Everything is pre-planned.

Our brain, our mind, can function if it receives commands from the system above.

Either way, each of us is a part of humanity. That is why our brain receives commands from the common “human field.”

If the human being is needed a common system – he exists. If not, he does not exist.

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Delighting The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It says in the articles “Mutual Guarantee(Arvut) and “The Giving of the Torah(Matan Torah) that we have to fulfill all the needs of the nation. How should we go about caring for everyone’s needs?

Answer: Start by worrying about the circle of people you are with in this convention, with whom you work and connect. Try to think about what else they need and what is best for them.

Don’t think about any spiritual matters, but rather about how you can help them and what you can provide them with, like washing the floor for example, or something like that, but, through it, in order to please the Creator.
From the Convention In Sochi “Day Two” 7/14/14, Lesson 6

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Why Are The Jews Hated?

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It is useless and futile to talk about who, how, and why Israel and the Jews are hated, and everyone is already fed up with this question. The answers to these questions don’t solve the problem since they don’t answer the main question: “What is the reason for the hatred people feel towards the Jews?” Many anti-Semites and Jews look for and find endless reasons for this centuries-old hatred .

In fact, the opposite is true.; there aren’t reasons that lead to hatred but it is the eternal hatred of Jews throughout the ages that depicts the hundreds of “objective” reasons.

It is time to acknowledge the fact that the actual existence of the Jewish nation under the ages of persecution is not just a random phenomenon, but a natural phenomenon that is similar to the force of gravity or the changing of the seasons. We can relate to the Jews any way we like, but the actual fact that they receive such special treatment indicates that it is a unique phenomenon.

Let’s ask ourselves: What is the uniqueness of the Jews? Is it the fact that there are so many Nobel Prize winners among them, or musicians and bankers? Yes, the Jews are known for their accomplishments in these areas and there is no argument about that, but bankers and Nobel Prize winners and even chess players aren’t the only Jews. It turns out that the main Jewish secret is concealed somewhere else.

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