“For The Lord, Your God, Is Testing You…”

laitman_603Torah, Deuteronomy 13:2 – 13:4: If there will arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder of which he spoke to you happens, [and he] says, “Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us worship them,” you shall not heed the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of a dream; for the Lord, your God, is testing you, to know whether you really love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

The Creator does everything that happens in the world. And He is very jealous. He constantly sends us all sorts of temptations so we can prove that we are still committed to Him. Moreover, the temptations are sent in such a way that we are sure that we are doing everything correctly and can’t disagree with them.

For example, I am told, “What is wrong with you? How can you act this way?! It can’t be that the Creator did this! Look, we have proof from Him! How can we listen to you? Sorry, but we’d rather listen to ourselves.”

And who says this? Not even strangers, but my own qualities within me. At this point, exactly these qualities and forces have the evidence and the authority that lead me sideways. It seems to me that this isn’t egoism but seemingly the right desires.

Did people know that they were going by the egoistic way during the destruction of the First and Second Temples?! Now we read about it in historical documents, but they thought that they were acting correctly, that there was no other way, and that this way they would be doing good and getting closer to the Creator! They were on a high spiritual level and were called the militant part of society.

We need to understand that the Creator plays with us seriously, and we must try to enlist external support in advance.

But today we are in a different tendency. The tendency at the time of both Temples was to bring people to a shattering, a dissipation, and a mixing with the rest of the nations of the world. Now, on the contrary, it is gathering and shaping people into one single system and distributing the force of connection from it outward. The connection gradually begins to emanate and spread to the rest of the nations of the world.

All of us together and each of us personally must change the direction, the paradigm, and correct many things. This is the choice of the spiritual path instead of the egoistic earthly existence.

Comment: We are used to direct evidence, experiments, and science that shows us the real results.

Response: Now, thanks to this same science, we are reaching a dead end, we’re up against the wall. Science throws its hands up and doesn’t know what to do. And it will occur on all levels.

Agricultural engineering, zoology, biology, and other simple earth sciences that people are engaged in will suddenly stop working. We’ll find ourselves in the world where we not only gradually lose the reins of control, but even the understanding of where we are and what we want to control.

First of all, we will see that we don’t have the reins in our hands, and secondly there are no “horses,” meaning the system that we used to control. There are none, we don’t see it; something revolves around, but everything is like in a dream.

Only in the wisdom of Kabbalah can we find an answer to the question of what is happening to us and what we should do in order to really take the system of control into our hands and become the creator of our destiny and the goal to which we must come.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/13/16

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  1. great teachings rav, thank you.

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