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To Judge With Love

Laitman_098Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: Thus, if one is guilty of not giving all his work hours, then his time is either reduced or made easier, or the way he provides it is made easier for him. Sometimes he is given time to spend at school, to teach him the great merit of “bestowal upon others.” It all depends on the view of the judges.

If a person cannot work for the benefit of others to the full extent of which he is capable, he brings tremendous harm to society. In that case, society shows him that if he is being lazy, if he cannot work for the common good, then it will reduce the share that he is asked to contribute.

Is this a punishment or an encouragement? It would appear that society seems to be accommodating him by reducing his work hours and giving him more time to rest. At the same time, however, he can sense how much worse everyone regards him now.

Comment: I once worked in a factory. There, lazy workers were deprived of their merit or annual bonuses, or their photos were removed from the employee “wall of fame.” As a result, likely out of fear, their work improved, whereas here, everything is the other way around.

My Response: The fact of the matter is that a person in our society can easily dismiss all kinds of egoistic accusations, but in the future society, they approach everything only with love. Such an attitude toward a person cannot leave him indifferent.

He begins to feel shame and he cannot let that go because the human being in him is being humiliated. After all, a person is evaluated to the measure of his contribution to society. He suddenly begins to feel that if his working hours are reduced, then he will not give enough love and warmth, everything that he would have wanted to give.

He is shown that he is still a small person, and this stings him, it hurts. This precisely is a court that judges only with love, not in order to punish, but to correct, to help a person bring out and more vividly express his full potential.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/12/17

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A Kabbalist’s Concerns

laitman_961.2Question: They say that a Kabbalist doesn’t think about himself at all. What does not thinking about yourself mean?

Answer: A Kabbalist thinks about himself more than everyone else because he associates himself with the whole world. By relating to himself as an inseparable part of creation, he thinks about all of humanity; he has immense desires, immense intentions, and immense demands.

All of this is expressed very strongly within him, but not with an egoistic inclination as in our world. Therefore, he has more concerns than any other person.

A Kabbalist thinks about how to bring all the souls into one system, into one single form. This is his permanent inner work. But it is not expressed in any form externally. Only other Kabbalists can feel it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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“From Your Deeds We Shall Know You”

Laitman_079.01Question: One of the principles for attaining higher power is the principle: “From your deeds we shall know You” (Shir HaYichud). How does one use that?

Answer: “From your deeds we shall know You” means that I need to acquire the deeds of the Creator through what He does to me.

The deeds of the Creator are everything that happens around me and within me. In these deeds, I must discover the Creator as the one who manages everything.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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“And The Lord Will Grant You Good Surplus In The Fruit Of Your Womb”

laitman_275Torah, Deuteronomy 28:11: And the Lord will grant you good surplus in the fruit of your womb, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil, on the land which the Lord swore to your forefathers, to give you.

All the egoistic desire that arise within you now is called the land of Israel. It does not arise in ordinary people; they do not reach these huge, extremely egoistic, and antagonistic desires. And you will begin to feel them. This is called the entrance to the land of Israel.

You process these desires; that is, you subjugate them to your intention of bestowal and love, and thus you receive blessing in your country.

It is written, “And the Lord will grant you good surplus in the fruit of your womb.” Surplus means the revelation of the Light of Hochma. In the desert, before the entrance to the land of Israel, the Light of Hassadim was revealed and now the Light of Hochma is revealed, due to which birth and development take place.

The Light of Hassadim just holds you in a steady state of expectation. However, we need to develop it too because the Light of Hochma dresses into it. Therefore, as soon as the Light of Hochma begins approaching, immediately there is a need for the Light of Hassadim. After all, without it the Light of Hochma is like a sharp knife or fire that destroys everything. These are called Dinim, the qualities of judgment.

Question: Does it mean that everything that happens today in the world is a consequence of the deficiency of the Light of Hassadim?

Answer: Yes. Huge, egoistic desire appears. Above it is the Light of Hochma that must enter this desire. However, the space that the Light of Hassadim must fill is empty. We need to attract the Light of Hassadim, and we can only do this if we will relate to each other correctly.

If we reach the Light of Hassadim, then grace will pour out into the entire world.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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The Impact Of Conventions On The World

laitman_938.03Question: Can a Kabbalah convention change anything in our world? Does it have an impact on the world?

Answer: A convention undoubtedly has a positive impact on the world. After all, we exist in this world and the upper Light is conveyed through us to our world as well.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Being Content With Necessities

laitman_565.01One may be diligent, but no person shall enjoy the society more than the backward. There will be an equal standard of living for all. (Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation)

This is natural. If we are talking about a perfect society, then obviously everyone receives according to their needs.

We all differ both in our spiritual and corporeal attainment: you need one thing for your life, and I need another. That is why everyone should receive whatever they require according to their spiritual or physiological background. No more. No one can argue with that because everything stems from the upper root.

Question: Can a person be happy receiving less than another?

Answer: Why not? Everyone would limit themselves in their demands, but would try to exceed as much as possible in what they give because that is the way they attain the common soul and the Creator within it.

The last generation goes through different stages, but eventually it will have to reach a state where people, from the endlessly large supply, would decide themselves what is necessary for them because they will not feel the desire for anything else.

Question: And this is how they would derive their joy? Meaning, the enjoyment they will receive, is it from the connection with the Creator?

Answer: That is the root of all joy; therefore, it exceeds everything else.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/9/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Perception of Reality” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 67

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Mutual Guarantee,” Item 24 

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