Audio Version Of The Blog – 01.30.15

Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download: MP3 Audio
[audio:http://files.kabbalahmedia.info/download/audio/eng_o_rav_2015-01-30_declamation_blog-rav_full.mp3 title=’30.1.15′]

For Waters Of The Sea To Part…

Laitman_509The Midrash, “BeShalach,”: There was a dispute over whether to give someone the right to jump into the sea first. The head of the tribe of Judah, Nachshon ben Abinadab, first jumped into the water.

Question: Why did members of different tribes begin to argue who should first jump into the sea?

Answer: Every man contains within him the people of Israel, the Egyptians, and all the other properties. It is unknown by which of them he can overcome the sea. So he chooses to move forward with the help of a property or their total unity, a little from the Egyptians and a bit from the people of Israel.

A person analyzes, “These properties I can manifest from the Egyptians in order to move forward, otherwise I will not fear and will be relaxed, and these I can manifest from the Creator to appease the Egyptians themselves and to move towards Him.”

He constantly uses the plus and minus, as an engine that runs on two opposite forces that rotate it. One pushes from the front and the other one pushes from the back or to the sides. A person manages this on his own.

The more opposing forces he can control and properly connect within oneself in order to achieve the goal, the higher one gets. This is why the dispute occurs, and why Nachshon should jump and not other properties or all of them at the same time.

When people from the tribe of Judah saw that the children of Benjamin Ben Nachshon ahead of them, they started throwing stones at them.

Stone (Even) derived from the word “Abana” (stony). Usually during any action, a person overcomes various thoughts, a desire to understand, to realize what was happening. But in the spiritual work it is necessary to move above reason.

A person begins to concentrate on one’s own abilities by forgetting that by just grasping the Creator one can pass the sea, one can enter Him like entering the mother’s womb that will be one’s ark, and the waters of the sea will part.
[152610]
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/30/14

Related Material:
Israelis In Egypt
Short Stories: Did The Deluge Really Happen?
Nachshon’s Leap

The Torah Brings Life To Man

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus”, 11:13 to 11:21: And among birds, you shall hold these in abomination; they shall not be eaten; they are an abomination: The eagle [or the griffin vulture], the kite, the osprey, the kestrel, and the vulture after its species,  and the raven after its species, the ostrich, the jay, and the sparrow hawk, and the goshawk after its species; The owl, the gull, the little owl; The bat, the starling, the magpie; the stork, the heron after its species; the hoopoe and the atalef;  Any flying insect that walks on four, is an abomination for you. However, among all the flying insects that walk on four [legs], you may eat [from] those that have jointed [leg like] extensions above its [regular] legs, with which they hop on the ground.

We see all the levels of a person’s desires here. Inside myself, I gradually begin to discover my inner essence to the extent that I advance and I begin to see these names above me. They are like captions. I begin to understand that this is the Gematria of the given desire, its name, its attribute. Suddenly I begin to feel that I understand the biology, zoology, and the botany described in the Torah. It is inside me.

The Torah, “Leviticus”, 11:25: And anyone who carries their carcass shall immerse his garments, and he shall be unclean until evening…

Clothing is an external Masach (screen). If I touch an uncorrected desire, I fall and lose the Masach. Therefore, I have to correct this desire, wash it in water, in the Light of Hassadim (mercy).

But if I cannot correct it, since it suddenly grows weak, and I cannot work with it in order to bestow; I need to draw away from the source of temptation, meaning to remove myself from the source of temptation.

When I begin to attain that, all the texts in the Torah arise in me and become clear, since, after all, how did the author of the Torah write it? He wrote it by what he discovered inside himself.

He wasn’t a biologist or a zoologist and he didn’t stroll in the forests and the fields. Did he see these attributes, especially the ostrich and other animals that didn’t even live in these areas? It is all revealed within a person.
[138338]
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/22/14

Related Material:
Impure Desires
Working With The Internal Desires
A Person’s Clothes Are His Inner Expression

Being Directed Towards The Friends Is Being Directed Towards The Light

Laitman_524_01Our spiritual study and dissemination are derived from correction of the shattering of the entire Kli, the Kli of the collective soul. This process can be divided into three stages of development.

When I came to my teacher, Rabash, I met five or six people who had studied with Baal HaSulam.

They had a particular approach to studying: sitting quietly, reading, and speaking between them a little. They exchanged only a few words between them because they understood what was said in the books, and while reading, they were doing internal spiritual actions. That is how they advanced. Like people who walk together in the woods or in a field, that is the way they exchanged impressions about what they “saw” on the way while they were reading.

The tension among them and the internal work during which they corrected their desires was palpable. That is, they were working both together and separately.

At that time we studied only The Study of the Ten Sefirot and The Book of Zohar with the Sulam Commentary. There were no articles or letters by Baal HaSulam and Rabash then.

When I brought new students to Rabash, he began to write articles because this created an opportunity to speak about the correction of people, and the main thing, what we could add to the Upper Light.

The Upper Light presses on us and moves us through those stages that we must go through. If we aren’t ready for it, we receive its influence as a blow and against our will; we twist and dodge to reduce the suffering. After all, when you press something, the object that is being pressed will adopt the most suitable form for its condition.

On the other hand, I could put myself under the influence of the Upper Light and attract it in the most effective way. The Light doesn’t change, but in this way I change its influence on me.

In addition, my position, my location, taking on the most comfortable and correct form appropriate for the Light is not found artificially; rather, I must more or less accommodate myself to what I must get to. I don’t merely dodge and run away somewhere, instead I intentionally search for the influence of the Light.

How can one do this when, after all, we don’t see, don’t understand, and don’t feel spirituality? So the group helps me since in it I can find my most optimal position regarding the Light. I don’t accommodate myself to the Light because in our world, in the same plane in which I am found, I have the most clear and precise possibility of directing myself towards the Light. This is not in regard to the Light, but in regard to my friends.

This is the reason for the “Shevirat HaKelim” (the breaking of the vessels); it is so that I will have the possibility of working with them. Accordingly, I don’t force myself on the Light, instead I can reach it through opposite characteristics because I am not working with it but with my friends. That is how this works.

The main thing is not to miss the opportunity to choose each time the optimal form of mutual accommodation between us. Each of us begins to perceive his maximal position towards the others, and in this way he enters into a unified picture like a mosaic or a kaleidoscope.

I already begin to think about how my friends will reach their optimal form. This “togetherness” is called the “center of the group.” Where everyone is involved in this, they stabilize themselves with each other to aim towards this state. When we enter into it, it will close, and at that moment we become like the Light and immediately feel it. The shared characteristic of bestowal—this is the Light, the first level.
[137938]
From the Convention in Sochi “Day One” 6/11/14, Lesson 2

Related Material:
Living Water From A Common Well
The Light At Absolute Rest
The Light Hurts Your Eyes That Are Used To The Dark

Justice And Freedom

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Petko Ganchev, professor and chairman, Geopolitical Center of Eurasia-Sofia): “… Real freedom is inconceivable without justice and real justice is impossible without freedom. If freedom is a recognized need, then justice must be regarded not as equality in rewarding different people, but as but as equality of opportunities.

“Thus, real freedom must be regarded as a condition for justice, and real justice as a form of exercising of freedom.

“Capitalism with its freedom of the strong provides an opportunity for the strong to win at the expense of the weak and is unfair and not free society.

“Socialism with its justice and freedom for everyone – one was free, and all others were equal in their lack of freedom, was a totalitarian society. It did not encourage free initiative and because of the inability to carry out radical reforms it collapsed.

“If during the Great Depression (1929-1933), the crisis affected only the developed capitalist countries, but now the crisis is global because all the countries of the world are connected.

“Contemporary globalization is an objective and natural process, but it occurs in a manner favorable to the Western world, primarily to the United States. Of the 500 leading multinational world companies, more than half are of the USA. All the world’s leading institutions the IMF, World Bank, WTO, NATO are the tools of the USA, and the EU is the US protectorate.

“In the 1990s, the USA attempted to establish a unipolar world, destroyed all the institutions and structures of the welfare state and social market economy of the EU, as well as all the social protection and justice systems of the former socialist countries. As a result, the global financial and economic crisis erupted in 2008, and it has no end in sight.

“As a result, the world has come to great threats and challenges, and it is necessary to save civilization by transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world: the United Nations needs to take over the management of the world with representation of all the countries through a world parliament.

“It is a long and difficult road, but it is necessary. The salvation of humanity is in its own hands, so we need to act.”

My Comments: The wishes are correct, but it is possible to realize them only on the condition of change in the nature of man from egoistic to altruistic. New properties of bestowal and love will tell us how to act. Otherwise, we will return to the red terror of the past.
[152702]

Related Material:
Is This The Time To Create A World Government?
How To Reach Social Justice
No Longer Barbarians, But Not Yet Altruists

Who Will The People Follow?

laitman_556The MidrashBeShalach”: Moses began to pray, and the Creator opened the heavens. The enlightenment came down upon the nation of Israel, and they saw an army of angels by their side. Moses continued to pray, but the Creator said to him, “This is not the time for prolonged prayers. My children are experiencing a critical moment. You don’t have to turn your voice to Me since the prayers of my sons come before yours, and I hear them. Tell them to go into the sea, and I will perform miracles for them!”

Comment: The matter is that, if you want to invite the upper bestowal, you must request it from your level, and only after that will the Creator begin to act.

Answer: In the beginning, it needs to be an awakening from below, and then, according to this, will come the awakening from above.

But the people are led and instructed by spiritual leaders that show it the correct way. Without them we wouldn’t know what to do so we need to listen to the spiritual teachers and carry out whatever we are told.

Today leaders and politicians are completely dependent on the people. If the people so desire, then they would do anything they want with the people. Thus, the main thing for the leaders of today is not to give the people this opportunity. They try through all means to suppress the desire that awakens in them, to block and quiet their ambitions.

However, very slowly, the wise ones will replace the politicians; the time of the revival of the Sanhedrin when the wise ones will decide together and, from within their unity, will come one, complete whole.
[152305]
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/30/14

Related Material:
Clinging To The Creator
Go Beyond The Limits Of Time
The Power Of Sages

Harmonious Complement

laitman_557The Book of Zohar, “Tazria,” Item 23: “If a woman inseminates, she delivers a male child.” The woman, Malchut, delivers the souls, and delivers a male child. It is not included of male and female, as it is usually when the souls are born male and female, since through the sins of the lower ones, they cause the souls to not join male and female in Malchut, as they emerge above, in couples—male and female. This is why it is written, “She delivers a male child,” since what appears to this world is only a male, who is not included with a female.

The male and the female elements in the spiritual world are the attribute of bestowal and the attribute of receiving and they are in the correct states. They are mutually connected and they complement each other, which means that they inseminate and give birth to new life by the connection of the right and the left lines. But since the conception and the birth do not occur simultaneously, the correction is performed alternately.

This is the reason that the woman gives birth both to the male part and to the female part.

A woman is the upper level that absorbs the Reshimot (the spiritual genes) and develops them inside her. This is how the soul is born, but only if our body, which means our desires, and our intentions accompany the whole spiritual process.

Human beings in our world do not have a soul on the corporeal level, which is an animate entity. If we want to possess something human, we need to develop our soul, and then we can be called Adam, human.

There are Reshimot (spiritual genes) in each of us and we can assist their nine months intrauterine development inside Malchut by raising our desires and our wishes to that level and by doing everything so that the Reshimot should develop properly. At the end of what we call a spiritual period of nine months, nine consecutive processes that they undergo, the soul is created in them.

Therefore, we should exist on the animate, corporeal level the same way nature, history, society, etc. obliges us to function and we should focus everything else above that in order to develop the Reshimot.

Question: The male and the female elements in the spiritual world are connected while in our world everything is shattered, divided and born separately. Does that mean that we have to connect the two elements and restore the spiritual state?

Answer: All the spiritual forces are aimed at that in order to fulfill every person’s spiritual Reshimo and to create one whole body, one unique soul from them. There are no divisions in it and by itself it resembles the Creator!

There are no concepts like a female soul or a male soul in the upper world since there is perfect harmony there and mutual complement.
[138672]
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/12/14

Related Material:
A New Desire Is Born From Two Opposite Desires
Female Desire And Male Intention
The Power Of The Female Desire

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.30.15

Shamati #5 “Lishma Is an Awakening from Above, and Why Do We Need an Awakening from Below” 

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
 
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download
 

The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Spiritual Degree,” Item 752

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
 
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download
 

Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 12

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
 
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download
 

Talmud Eser Sefirot, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 10, Item 35

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
 
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download