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A person’s egoistic heart that must be corrected is called a stony heart. Therefore, the entire Torah, the essence of which is in ten sayings, in ten main commandments, must be carved onto the heart.
It is necessary to carve out of the heart, i.e., of our desires, the only place (nothing else should remain of it) to write on it the ten commandments that we must perform each day and night to reach their full implementation during our entire life, at the same time, rising to the mountain.
The mountain is called Mount Sinai, the mountain of hatred. Rising to the Creator and descending from Him, a person suddenly discovers that all the people (his desires) are engaged in debauchery, confusion, and desire to fully delight themselves with food, sex, knowledge, fame, power, and everything that their stony evil heart can imagine. However, nevertheless, he must bear these tablets.
Therefore, Moses carved them and made an additional special packaging for them in order to guard his corrected desires that were once carved on the tablets; they assumed the form of letters. Allegorically, it is said that when he was carrying the tablets, these letters were shining.
But everything Moses achieved, he did for himself, and this is not enough. So when he came down, he discovered that the people had become corrupted and his tablets were worthless! Therefore he destroyed them.
This shattering mixed all of his upper thoughts and ideas with the lower ones. So when he climbed the mountain for the second time with the new tablets, they were much more valuable than the previous ones, not due to their height and detachment from everything material, but because they included themselves in all the sinister earthly desires of the people connected with the desire to go back to the golden calf, to Egypt, “Give us what we had in Egypt.” This is why the second tablets were much more valuable.
As a rule, a Kabbalist must pull himself up to the lowest level; there is no other way. Only from the shattering is it possible to go up! The same thing happened to Adam. The same thing happened to us: the construction of the First and Second Temples, their complete destruction, exit into the exile, and beginning of the current recovery. After all, today we are mixed with all of humanity and therefore our recovery will be universal, correct, and final. This is how it happens.
So Moses, in such a condition, breaking the tablets and ascending the mountain again shows this was planned in advance; it can’t be any other way!
And the instruction to carve himself two stony tablets means to prepare the heart to rise. It is said, “Write the Torah on your heart” (on your desires) because it is necessary to give the desires a certain shape. And this, actually, is a heart.
From KabTV Program “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/16/16
Answer: Attributing everything that happens with a person to the Creator sums up the only task a person has in our world, meaning when the Creator is concealed. The only force that exists in creation determines all the thoughts, desires, and actions that a person has, “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35).
It seems to a person that he has desires and thoughts; this is a discovery of the concealment of the Creator. In this concealment, which is called, “this world,” a person’s task is to attribute everything that happens to the Creator from the start. The only sin, mistake, or iniquity is that a person doesn’t attribute everything to the Creator.
Accordingly, the only task of a person is to attribute all thoughts, desires and actions to their source, the Creator, and to see himself as a result of all the actions of the Creator. See the articles, “There is None Else Beside Him,” “Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind and Before,” “Concealment and Disclosure of the Face of the Creator,” and others.
Answer: I live beyond time and don’t feel it. I don’t feel whether it is daytime, nighttime, or morning. I live by my internal feelings and cannot live differently. When I meet people I hope that I am able to “shake” them and that we can find a common language and convey our views to one another, our common suffering, doubts, and hopes.
I have no other choice. I am trying to do everything in my power. I hope that it will help them find the way to the truth and thus improve their lives We are in a very interesting phase of our development now. This is the tipping point in which we transcend to a new dimension, to a new level. It’s like a new spiritual birth.
Incidentally, the meaning of the word “crisis” is birth in Greek; therefore, everything we undergo is our rebirth. Humanity gradually acquires new levels of consciousness and understanding of what is happening.
I truly hope that being in contact with these people will not be in vain and that something of me will enter them, not even verbally, but emotionally, in a natural direct manner while communicating with them. It is very important. Then they will begin to advance toward their spiritual birth.
Question: The desire of a pregnant woman is to have a baby, but is there also the desire of the child to come into the world?
Answer: The baby also has to work seriously. He has to break out of the darkness of the womb that becomes hostile for him, pushing him out. Moreover, he also has to break through with his head first.
The “midwives” who receive the spiritual baby is us, those Kabbalists who show him how he should come out into the world and help deliver him. Kabbalists simultaneously influence both the upper Partzuf, the upper structure that gives birth to the person’s soul, and the person himself, by showing him how he should break free of the captivity of this world.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/5/16
New Life #768 – Learning
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
Learning isn’t about how much a person remembers but to what extent he expands his perception. We don’t know what the world we live in is and what the connection between us should be, but if we expand our vessels of perception, we will perceive a wider more attractive world. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in.
When a person expands his vessels of perception, he absorbs new data and then processes it and attains a new understanding. Unlike animals, we have to explore what we are living for and study the meaning of life.
This is the reason that man was given intelligence, so that he can understand his essence, his role in the world and the purpose of his evolution.
Small children have a natural instinct to learn, to know about new things and to explore so that they will grow and develop. This instinct is extinguished when they grow up, but if an adult has a desire to discover things, to learn, and to develop, he will also be able to study.
The difference between the animate level and the level of the speaking is that the level of the speaking is about endless study, and if I don’t learn something new every day, I don’t feel that I am alive. The understanding is both emotional and mental, the heart understands. If a person doesn’t learn to correct his soul during his lifetime, there is nothing left of him after he passes away.
From KabTV’s “New Life #768 – Learning,” 9/13/16
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