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Where Is My Spiritual Wealth?

laitman_528_04Question: In the physical world a rich person has a large fortune. What I get from spirituality, I get from the friends?

Answer: Your spiritual wealth is determined according to how much you can fulfill others. This is what is called “buying” from the friends.

Your purchase remains outside of you. But you also go outside of yourself. Your desire to bestow to them is called your spiritual Kli. And what you attract through this Kli, by fulfilling the friends, is called Light. You move yourself entirely outside. And this is called your spiritual acquisition. The spiritual Kli is not found inside of you.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/25/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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laitman_528_02Question: How do we fulfill our deficiency of reaching mutual help and true connection?

Answer: True connection refers to a person’s inner work and not just to gathering in one place for different events. We don’t have to go to the desert in order to connect, but we actually do it wherever we are. The work of connecting is concentrated in everyone’s heart and goes through all the hearts.

We have to feel mutual concern, a necessity and a need for one another. It is according to this yearning, according to the need for connection, that the Upper Light will influence us. And it will be necessary for us  because we will not succeed in our dissemination without it.

Everyone must participate in dissemination no matter what the outcomes are, as long as he is incorporated in people’s desires and feels committed to them. Everyone must bring these deficiencies into the group and then we will feel a great need to connect.

Question: How can we connect all these desires into one general prayer that can be accepted by the upper?

Answer: What’s important is not the desires of the public, which we feel, but the fact that we don’t have an answer to them. This unprocessed raw deficiency for something specific has to be brought to the group. Because we are all anxiously under the influence of this deficiency, it will force us to connect. This is the work in the heart, the insecurity that you feel after a dissemination action that will force you to look for the connection in society where you can find security, a filling, a safe place to hide, and get some rest from all your worries and your troubles. It is like being in a womb, like being in a secret cave, concealed from everyone. Where is this place in the group?

You discover that it exists! Your friends are connected there and there is room for you too. You will discover it like the vision of Rabbi Chiya who saw the meeting of the upper souls. You will also see your real self, sitting on the heavenly throne speaking with the friends. You will see this state as the absolute truth, because all the levels already exist in potential. Incorporate in the group, look for your place, and then like Rabbi Chiya you will discover that everything is easy and that you are sitting among the friends.

Question: Are there any clues that can help you find what you are looking for?

Answer: You are looking for the force of connection, for the vessel in which you can feel the Light, the filling. You lack the vessel, which is the connection with others when these deficiencies connect into one spiritual desire on an upper level, like all the still matter that equals one plant. We will be rewarded with the Light that is revealed. The Light connects us and we become a desire to receive on a higher level of quality. The upper force only expects the quantity and quality of our exertion, our measure.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/25/14, Talk about the Importance of Unity

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The Whole World Is On Our Shoulders

laitman_943Question: I would very much like to see the realization of that same unity of the people that you describe. But I see that we are still very far from such unity. Everywhere fights erupt on all levels: in the home, at work, in the government.

On the other hand, you said that my duty is to correct the world and bring everyone to unity, as if the whole world were on my shoulders. How can I work with the whole world?

Answer: Try to imagine that you can correct the world. This world is given to us for the same work that Abraham did in ancient Babylon.

He began to unite and connect people by explaining that the general rule, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” is the principal law. It is impossible to live in contradiction and opposition to this law; otherwise, we arouse and attract troubles and disasters upon ourselves.

A part of the people heard Abraham and left Babylon with him. They formed the people of Israel who lived many years according to these principles. We don’t understand the uniqueness of the Jewish people, but this uniqueness has been maintained until today only because this people lived according to the principle of bestowal and  love, unity.

For this reason the Jewish people are unique, and all of them agreed to this. Today we don’t live according to these principles, and in spite of all this, some kind of particle of this remains in us, which is received somewhere as a memory. And through this uniqueness of the people of Israel, we still receive benefit from our former unity.

There is no choice; today we are again approaching the same situation. Arrange life for the whole world and ourselves is possible only by bringing ourselves to resemblance and equivalence with nature. And nature is entirely integral and connected; all of its elements complement each other.

Modern science is discovering this integrality and mutual connection, and we must begin to approach it. For this we need to rise above our ego to general unity. We hope for success, quickly and soon.
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From Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/8/15

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The Algorithm Of Truth

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (Infowars): “The new ranking system will instead use what it has determined to be ‘truth’ as its ranking tool. This Orwellian move opens the door for Google to homogenize thought and become the global arbiters of truth, with the ability to send content it declares as ‘untrue’ into the dustbin of obscurity.

“The term ranking refers to the position at which a particular site appears in the results of a search engine query. A site or a web page is said to have a high ranking when it appears at or near the top of the list of results provided by a search. Under Google’s current set up, the higher the number of incoming links to a website or page, the higher the ranking. The content is considered too, but much of it is about popularity.

“A recently published paper from Google outlines how it’s going to take care of that, by giving each website or page a ‘truth score’ determined by counting the number of ‘incorrect facts’ on its pages. A website having few ‘false facts’ will be considered trustworthy and will be able to rise in the rankings. The score computed for each page will be known as its Knowledge-Based Trust score.

“Google’s software will tap into its new Knowledge Vault, an automated data base currently being hailed as the largest store of knowledge in human history. The Knowledge Vault gathers and merges information from across the internet into a base of ‘facts’ about the world, and the people who live in it. These are facts the software agrees on and considers a proxy for truth, based on their being accepted as truth by the majority of people.

“Websites that contain information contradictory to what is in the Knowledge Vault, known as ‘untruths’ will be kicked down to the bottom of the ranking, where few eyeballs venture to go.”

My Comment: Everything is heading towards a person’s complete submission.. This is the call of egoism. If it were not for the purpose of creation bringing everyone to the likeness to the Creator through the realization of  the insignificance of our nature, then of course, Google’s management plan would succeed.
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laitman_550Question: I agree that the salvation of the Israeli nation is in our unity, and I am trying to establish good relations with people at home and at work, but I see that even the most trivial conflicts immediately annul all my efforts and lead to anger and disputes.

So, how can I attain this unity if I am not righteous and easily explode the moment someone cuts me off on the road?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah isn’t about the simple relationships between us but about something that is totally different. It teaches that if we want to see the world correctly, we must act as if we are united, especially in such cases when anger and dissatisfaction erupt in us.

If there is a conflict on the road, at work. or in the family and we know how to work above all these interruptions by intensifying the connection between us, our unity is tightened by this connection and we begin to feel how this world is built. We see how all the elements of nature are connected, and then we begin to see and feel that this network lives and breathes.

We discover that we are all in it, connected by endless connections, and that the distance between us isn’t empty, but are like air, full of radio waves in all infra- and ultra-frequencies. We discover that we are all connected and that this connection is in continuous motion, in special dynamics.

We feel the flow of life in this connection and begin to affect the connection between us, and consequently, our fate. It is because the good fate depends on our mutual relationships, and this change is in our hands. Then we will not have to fight our neighbors and will be able to solve all the problems by the good connections among the Israeli nation.

We will not have to depend on the politics of foreign governments such as America, Russia, and France. We can correct the entire world by strengthening and intensifying the connection among the Jewish nation. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is about. The Jews were given this opportunity, and therefore it is painful to see how we are destroying our own life and the life of the entire world.

The world understands that the Israeli nation can improve everyone’s life and that it doesn’t do so, and so it blames the Jews for all its problems. It is actually the Jewish nation that can affect the network of connections between all the nations and make everyone’s life in this world wonderful.
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From Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/8/15

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Desire Is A Person’s Only Image

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus,” 25:6 – 25:7: And [the produce of] the Sabbath of the land shall be yours to eat for you, for your male and female slaves, and for your hired worker and resident who live with you, And all of its produce may be eaten [also] by your domestic animals and by the beasts that are in your land.

Everything that belongs to a person, to his vessel, which is made of the parts of the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking levels, divided horizontally, vertically, and upwards, has to be included in his work. He has to prepare his desires so that they are ready to be filled with the Upper Light. A servant, a maid, cattle and beasts are all parts of a person.

When we reach that state, we will see that all the other parts of nature (the still, vegetative, and animate), which we feel externally to us, will be filled with the same Light and it will be clear that they are not external but all exist inside. We will discover that our external and internal world is one whole, general world. This means that my animate part and the whole animate world that surrounds me, my vegetative part and the whole vegetative world that is external to me, the part of the still nature in me and the whole universe, are actually one unique whole.

It turns out that the one, unique human figure that we create when we fully connect includes all of creation inside it, which we feel as one whole. There is no division into I and others. Humans, animals, plants, and inanimate nature all become one unique desire in which the concept of the one Creator is attained, which is the one force of nature. This is typified by the seventh millennium.

And the Creator’s attitude to this—the attainment of the thought of His creation, the plan, His actions, His main initial desire to create the created being in His form and image—is already the next three thousands: the eighth, ninth, and tenth. Then it is all locked into one unique whole that is not divided into thousands of years, and the created being enters another dimension, which we know nothing about. But he exists, since we have clues to that in the writings of great Kabbalists, but nothing more.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/13/14

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Like A Bundle Of Reeds—Together Forever, Part 3

Like a Bundle of ReedsLike A Bundle of Reeds, Why Unity and Mutual Guarantee Are Today’s Call of the Hour, Michael Laitman, Ph.D.

Chapter 8: Together Forever
Unity, Unity, and Unity Once Again

Unity—Israel’s Salvation

The prime defense against calamity is love and unity. When there are love, unity, and friendship between each other in Israel, no calamity can come over them. …Even if they worship idols, but there is bonding among them, and no separation of hearts, they have peace and quiet, and no Satan or evildoer, and all the curses and suffering are removed by that [unity].

This is the meaning of what is said, “You are standing this day, all of you.” It means that although you have heard all the bludgeons of the covenant that are written above, you are standing nonetheless, and you will have revival by your heads, judges, elders, officers, and all the men of Israel being all with one heart and with love… Through bonding you will be able to walk through the bludgeons and they will not reach you or harm you at all.

“That He may establish you today as His people” means that by that you will have revival, you will be saved from all calamities. Afterwards He said to them, “Now not with you alone am I making this covenant,” meaning that being saved from any harm by bonding was not promised only to Moses’ generation. Rather, “But with those who stand here with us today … and with those who are not with us here today,” meaning that all future generations have been promised it—to pass through all the bludgeons of the covenant, and that they will not be harmed, through the unity and bonding that will be among them.
-Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Halevi Epstein, Maor VaShemesh [Light and Sun], Nitzavim [Standing].

We are commanded at each generation to strengthen the unity among us so our enemies do not rule over us.
-Rabbi Eliyahu Ki Tov, The Book of Consciousness, Chapter 16

The Lord said to David: “When troubles come upon Israel for their iniquities, let them stand before Me in one association and confess their iniquities before Me… When Israel gather before Me and stand before Me in one association, and say before Me a prayer for forgiveness, I will grant them.”
-Tanna Devei Eliyahu Zuta, Chapter 13

When one includes oneself with all of Israel and unity is made, the Lord is present in the unity. At that time no harm shall come to you.
-Rabbi Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Maor Eynaim [Light of the Eyes], VaYetzeh [And Jacob Went Out]

When they [Israel] quarrel and there is unity among them nonetheless, then unity is more precious. This is why “Moab was in great fear of the people,” for although it is quarrelling, it is still It (singular form), hence the “great fear.”
-Rabbi Moshe Taitelboim, Yishmach Moshe [Let Moses Rejoice], Balak, p 71b

Therefore, he said, “Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob,” precisely “Gather together,” for he revealed to them that the primary element of correction is the advice to gather together, meaning that there will be unity, love, and peace in Israel, that they will gather together to speak to one another of the final purpose. Thus they will be rewarded with completeness of the counsel, for Israel and the Torah [Law of Bestowal] are all one, to the extent of peace and unity in Israel.
-Rabbi Nathan Sternhertz, Likutey Halachot [Assorted Rules], “Rules of the Ninth of Av and Fasts,” Rule no. 4

Thus, Israel will be a holy congregation and one association, as one man with one heart. Then, when unity restores Israel as before, Satan will have no place in which to place error and external forces. When they are as one man with one heart, they are as a fortified wall against the forces of evil.
-Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein, Shem MiShmuel [A Name Out of Samuel], VaYakhel [And Moses Assembled], TAR’AV (1916)

This is the mutual guarantee on which Moses worked so hard before his death, to unite the children of Israel. All of Israel are each other’s guarantors [responsible for one another], meaning that when all are together, they see only good.
-Rabbi Simcha Bonim Bonhart of Peshischa, A Broadcasting Voice, Part 1, Balak

All the souls of Israel are in complete unity and at the same level, like a caravan traveling in the desert among evil beasts with arms and other tactics, but the evil beasts are afraid to approach them. But when they journeyed from the place where they had parked, a man had stayed there alone, and he was promptly put to death by the animals for he had separated from his party.
-Rabbi David Solomon Eibenschutz, Willows of the Brook (related to Rosh Hashanah that occurs on the Sabbath)

The foundation of the wickedness of evil Haman, on which he had built his request of the king to sell the Jews to him … is what he had begun to argue, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed,” etc. He cast his filth saying that that nation deserves to be destroyed, for separation rules among them, they are all full of strife and quarrel, and their hearts are far from one another. However, He put the healing before the blow [took preventing measures] … by hastening Israel to unite and adhere to one another, to all be one, as one man, and this is what saved them, as in the verse, “Go, gather together all the Jews.”
-Rabbi Azarya Figo, Binah LeItim [Understanding for Occasions], Part 1, Sermon 1 for Purim

Because they sinned, that force of unity was taken from the wicked and was given to the children of Israel… This is the great mercy we should always remember. Also, we should trust it for because our intention is good, we are certain to succeed, since the force of unity … assists us.
-Yehuda Leib Arie Altar (ADMOR of Gur), Sefat Emet [Language of Truth], Beresheet [Genesis], Parashat Noah [Portion, Noah], TARLAV (1875)

The matter of social unity, which can be the source of every joy and success, applies particularly among bodies and bodily matters in people, and the separation between them is the source of every calamity and misfortune.
-Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,”

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 03.24.15

Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder”

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Excerpt Items for Passover,” Item 117 

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15 “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 24

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Writings of Baal HaSulam“Inheritance of the Land” 

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