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Become A Kli That Reveals The Upper Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanEvery future convention becomes the next level after the previous convention. But the present convention in Saint Petersburg is unique.

People are arriving and gathering here who prepared for it intensively during the summer, this is the Sochi group. All the rest joined them, all of those who study with us. Generally, our strongest representatives from all the groups gather here.

So in thinking about the work that was done, I hope that we can gather and attain such a state that our connection will be equal to the first phase of the Light, and then we discover it within us. For essentially there is no Light. What we call Light is a mutual characteristic of bestowal and love that we discover between us on the first most minimal level.

Baal HaSulam uses the example of an electric current. We don’t know what it is, but we see its manifestation in the warmth of the wire in a lamp, or the working of some system, working apparatus, motors and so forth. This means that we are always talking about the result, about the discovery of some force that is working, but that we don’t understand.

That is also how it is here. When we very much want to discover the unique force of nature, then it is discovered. It exists, but it is intangible to us. And in order to feel it, we must make it possible for it to act somewhere, to be discovered in something. This is exactly like an electric current; as long as we don’t apply it to something, we don’t know if it exists or not.

According to the same principle, work is done also with the higher general energy, which includes within it all the rest of the types of energy that we call “Light.” We must make ourselves such a device, which reveals this Light that causes it, summons its movement, and we become a Kli, a means, a mechanism, a basis through which it will be discovered.

To do this we must try to connect among us, to adapt ourselves constantly to the characteristic of the Light. The moment that our state, our efforts, the unity between us, reaches a minimal resemblance to the Light, it will then begin to be discovered.
From the Convention In St. Petersburg 9/18/14, Preparatory Lesson 2

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Develop The Spirit Of Unity

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In a workshop we aspire to a state of unity so much that we begin to feel everyone’s agreement to attain this. But if there is no feeling like this, is it worthwhile to continue until we get it?

Answer: It gradually appears in a group of friends who are connected with each other by a great many external conditions. And if they work on themselves regularly, with a shared connection, obligating themselves to speak about and discuss everything, then a measure (indication) appears with them that shows if they have coordinated between them enough that they already feel this unity and how to hold onto it.

And if someone leaves this state even a little, he immediately feels it; an inner feeling appears within him that he has “fallen outside” somewhere, and he must re-enter and communicate with the friends constantly.

The spirit of unity depends upon each one of us. So discuss these states, hold onto the more vulnerable friends among you; try to develop them in some way, to “inject” this spirit in everyone else through your thoughts and behavior. You must do this!

We see that not all of the people during the exodus from Egypt were capable of anything, only the priests (Cohanim) and the Levites, one small part of the people, a group. What does a “people” mean? It is a group in which there are not many who are ready to go forward after the teacher and to show itself as an example of the realization of this idea.

So we work together on all the rest and on the whole world.
From the Convention In St. Petersburg 9/18/14, Preparatory Lesson 1

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I have friends whose influences I feel; I have a connection with them. And if I want to include everyone within me, I need help. I don’t understand where it will come from; whom should I ask?

Answer: Within our unity there truly exists a force that unites and holds us together, but in the meantime we don’t feel it. This is called the Light that Reforms. This is the uniting and connecting force that we want to feel between us.

Question: How is it possible to hold onto this point and not flee from it?

Answer: You will flee from anything that there is except for what your body wants at a given moment. And it wants to eat, to sleep, to rest, and to play.

This means that, in any case, you always act against your body. For this there exists an environment that forces you to yearn for spirituality. There is nothing to do! But if you understand your goal, it becomes desirable to you.
From the Convention In St. Petersburg 9/18/14, Preparatory Lesson 1

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Preparation For The Day Of Atonement

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Midrash Says, Chapter “Acharei Mot,” Preparation for this most holy day of the year (Day of Atonement) always started a week prior to the holiday. During this time, the High Priest lived in the Temple, in a special chamber. During all seven days, he had to purify and prepare himself for the festive services.

Question: Why did the High Priest begin his preparation for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) a whole week before the holiday? Did he have to purify himself and get ready to conduct the service?

Answer: The seven days symbolize seven levels during which one ascends to the upper part of the system: to GARHesed, Gevurah, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut descend to us from Above. We have to rise from the bottom, from Malchut to the upper level of Hesed.

The Midrash Says, Chapter “Acharei Mot,” On the third and seventh days of the preparation, the High Priest was sprinkled with water in which the ashes of the red heifer (red cow) was dissolved in case he, unwittingly, turned to become unclean by touching a corpse (something impure).

The third day stands for Hesed, Gevurah, and Tifferet or the middle line. The seventh day means the same: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod—the middle line that transitions to Malchut.

Question: What is the “red cow” and its ashes?

Answer: In the material world, the cow is an herbivore, peaceful, kind animal that gives milk and meat. People do not realize that due to this animal humankind was able to free itself from a huge number of problems – concerns about food. Indeed, each cow is a “factory” for the production of food.

From a spiritual point of view, the cow represents the properties of the left and right lines (red and white) and their correct combination, when you can use them to correct the parts of your soul.

The cow means the property of Bina – the red property of judgment ​​(Dinim), which, rising up, becomes whiter and turns into the property of mercy (Rachamim).

Ash (Ofar) is the lowest property. When the former higher properties fall on the lowest, then they can be corrected. Therefore, the high priest was anointed with the water, in which the ashes of the red cow (Red Heifer) was dissolved.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/12/14

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Complex Work

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Midrash Says, Chapter “Acharei Mot,” On the eve of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) all sacrificial animals were presented to the High Priest and he remembered them to be able to recognize them when conducting the service.

All our animate desires are displayed to us; we analyze, identify, and recognize that we have to raise them to the level of the Holy of Holies, i.e,. to the level of complete bestowal.

The Midrash Says, Chapter “Acharei Moth,” In the morning, sages who instructed him departed and were substituted by experienced Cohanim [priests] who exercised the art of shifting incense from a spoon into the palm, which was one of the most complicated actions that the High Priest had to perform during the service in the Holy of Holies at Yom Kippur.

“Spoon” is the Kli (vessel) of an inanimate level. “Palm” is the Kli of a speaking level.

“Incense” symbolizes the Reflected Light (Ohr Hozer), something that we raise to the Creator. It is very difficult to raise incense (the Reflected Light) to the speaking level. We have to “turn on” a different pool of desires , the ones that we never experienced previously, and re-direct them towards bestowal, that is, to cut one’s egoism to the extent that previously seemed impossible. It is hard work.

In this world, minor internal actions often are the most complicated ones. Imagine that I give you a half-glass of water. How does this action happen in spirituality? I have to impose a restriction, a complete correction of all desires that I feel towards a glass of water, rise above it to Hafetz Hesed, to the first level of sanctity, and then correct them to the degree of the second step, the Holy of Holies, and only then I can give it to you.

This is the problem! In materiality, all these things are adjacent, whereas in spirituality, it involves dozens of years of hard work and hundreds of steps.

That’s why in this world we are in the state that “kind of” allows us to fulfill spiritual actions. If we were not able to perform them, we wouldn’t be alive at all. Only due to observing them can we exist.

As to the spiritual realm, unless our most internal desires become ready for bestowal, we won’t attain It.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/12/14

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New Horizons Beyond The Finish Line

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can the unification of the people influence its security?

Answer: The power of unification that we awaken is a collective force that acts and influences the entire world. All of the still, vegetative, and animate nature and humans are in the field of this upper force that links and vitalizes all parts of reality.

So if the people of Israel begin to unite, this force of unification will be awakened in all of the nations of the world. It is necessary to remember that the Jewish people left ancient Babylon where Abraham wanted to unite all of the Babylonians, which was the whole of humanity in those days. And now we must finish this work as this is what is talked about in the books of Kabbalah. Today we are at the final finish line of all of history.

Question: Many believe in the existence of the upper force, but others don’t. What is to be done with them?

Answer: It is not necessary to believe in any upper force. It is necessary to discover it! The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science for revealing the upper force, the Creator, to the creatures in this world. What we are calling the discovery of the upper force is feeling how it is extended among us, filling and connecting everything. We can feel how this upper force connects all parts of creation: the still matter, the vegetative, and the animate. It manages the whole world.

We don’t know what will happen with us in the next moment or the reasons for everything that happened in the past or is happening in the present. We don’t understand what is happening at all, and we only feel a very limited part of reality. Could it be that something exists besides our world?

Attainment, understanding, feeling the upper force, and its discovery open up new horizons in front of us.

Question: Where do we discover this upper force?

Answer: We reveal the upper force in the center of our circle, within the connection between all who are sitting in the circle.

Question: If this upper force and goodness exists, then why doesn’t it calm down all of the terrorists?

Answer: The goal of this upper force is to bring all of us to resemblance and equivalence with it and transform us into bestowers, just as He is. We must be linked, united, and love each other. This is how we rise to the level of the Creator, the giver, the lover. And then we feel reality just as the Creator feels it. This is the most perfect and best state.

The Kabbalists who discover this perfected state say that the goal of creation is to give pleasure to the creatures. And giving pleasure is possible only when we raise the creation to the level of the Creator himself.

So, the only thing that will help us now is disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah. The people of Israel must understand what condition they are in and what they must do. This is a unique people that are obligated to unite, and through this unity, they will heal all of the anti-Semitism in the world and will shield themselves from all enemies.

The moment the people of Israel unite, this unity will be extended to the whole world and compel all peoples to unite. The whole world will feel this subconsciously and they will stop blaming us and will even begin to help us. All of our previous haters will become our closest allies and helpers.

All that is needed is for everyone to join our circle, to connect to [Israeli] Channel 66. This is enough. If a person wants to know more and to be integrated more actively in the process of correction, to strengthen himself, and to hasten his development, there are all kinds of possibilities for this. All of our material is open to everyone and is completely free.

Question: Are you optimistic? Do you think that we will succeed in taking this new direction?

Answer: I am very optimistic. This requires persistent, difficult work, but I think that we are ready to move forward and improve the general situation.
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From the book The Essential Secret of the Jews, M. Brushtein

The Postulates Of The Theory of Integrality

The highest force of Nature – is connection, unity, love.

Our development along the steps of mind and feelings leads to meaningful, conscious balance with nature.

The cause of all our problems and suffering – is the absence of equilibrium with nature.

The evolution of thought distinguishes man from the still, vegetative, and animate worlds.

We don’t see the external world. We see ourselves.

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The Secondary Growth Of Terror, Part 2

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Despite all the efforts, global terror is becoming increasingly radicalized. There are many new organizations that are even more extreme and cruel than the ones we have known so far.

The struggle against Al-Qaeda has been unsuccessful. What is worse, the organization called ISIS has stemmed from it and has escalated their bloody attacks. Is it possible to find the weak spot of the heads of this organization in order to affect them by this Achilles heel?

Answer: We will never be able to affect them. The only way is through a united world that will be a barrier that blocks them. In that case, the flow of volunteers joining the terror will dry up and people will actually begin to flow to our side.

We also call for unity, but universal, unlimited unity, independent of any differences. You can be black, white, red, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Indian, it makes no difference. All the people and all the nations in the world should become one by the power of general unity, one common framework, one human family.

These are the laws of nature that require that we be in a state of unity and balance, in a system of integral connections among us. If we keep this condition, we will feel good, while the terrorist organizations will be in a bad position.

Nature always aspires only for unity and togetherness. It is basically one integral system in which all its parts are mutually connected. Therefore, we have to be incorporated in this system in order to receive the maximum positive friendly powers from nature.

In order to do that, we have to connect all of humanity into one family and then we will find ourselves in a state of balance with nature. This is the law of balance, homeostasis, equivalence of form.

Question: Why is it necessarily that this law will work against terrorists?

Answer: Because the compatibility with nature allows us to draw the positive forces from it. Humanity just needs to connect and to unite correctly so that people will do everything in their power to create one family that lives according to the principles of mutual assistance and mutual guarantee. It should be to the extent that we will all be on an equal level and everyone will have whatever he needs in a rational sense. If we organize things this way, people will be attracted to it.

After all, we want to live in a good world that is safe and happy without great social gaps: rich and poor, lucky and outsiders, healthy and ill… Everyone should feel good and know that he lives in a world that is good and safe and that he will live a good life in a wonderful environment that takes care of him and in which he takes care of others. This is what we should attract people to and this is what they really want, but they have no leader that can fulfill it.
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