The New Sanhedrin

laitman_933Question: Do you have a successor? Who will continue your teaching of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Each of you and all of you together. I don’t think that it will be one person because we have reached a state where the new generation all of my students were not created to be individualists. Now is beginning to unfold that the general program of creation requires a group.

We can see that before there were individual scientists such as Newton, Leibniz, Einstein, Bohr, Landau and others, and now there are teams. Creative, professional groups work on all scientific problems; scientific breakthroughs are accomplished only through the efforts of large numbers of people.

It is the same with the wisdom of Kabbalah. If in the past there were individual Kabbalists, as far as it seems, their time has passed. Baal HaSulam, Rabash, and I are a transitional link, and all of my students, who are called a “group,” were born. They are created and trained to solve spiritual problems specifically between them and to lead others. That is how it was thousands of years ago. And then for the last 2,000 years in the period of exile, all of this disappeared and individuals in only a thin stream passed on the wisdom of Kabbalah. But now everything is returning full circle.

Question: So have we reached a state where everything began as a circle and will finish as a circle? After all, wasn’t the Sanhedrin a group like that?

Answer: Yes, it certainly must be a group. A group is similar to the Creator. This is a unique connection where we are together and each of us begins to subordinate and nullify himself to the center of the circle (the “minus”). All of our longings and intentions for the future are gathered in the center of the circle (the “plus”). It is precisely the plus and the minus that transform us into being like the Creator.

Ultimately in the center of the circle we begin to feel the Upper Light. The Creator wants us to defeat Him. He created the egoism and we need to correct it such that we will feel the Creator. We will perceive and discover Him. Therefore, it was said, “my sons have defeated me” (Baba Metzia 59a).
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16

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