New Life #519 – Understanding God
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
If I were to discover that a single force is behind everything in my life, I would try to understand it. People who have revealed it can teach me what it wants from me and how I will be able to discover it. Kabbalah explains this developmental process, and today we can reveal the Creator!
The nature of the upper force is bestowal and love and its program is that we will also acquire its characteristics. Only when we try to be like the Creator will we be able to understand the events that He arranges for us in our lives.
If you want to understand a particular profession, you should emulate their actions. That is also how it is with the Creator. To understand God, one must do things like Him – being benevolent to everyone, acting according to “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). But it is necessary to really study how to realize this, and this is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is engaged in.
When a person builds the characteristics of God, bestowal and love, within oneself, it is said that one reveals Him. Then there is nothing that separates between him and God. God is within him, as close as possible; there is real adhesion. A person like this has become a man of God. All people who become close to Him are really like Him. This is the best state, this is an unlimited state. A person is filled with the upper force and merges with eternity.
All people must evolve toward this perfected state, and it is the role of the Jews to teach it.
From KabTV’s “New Life #519 – Understanding God,” 2/12/15
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