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Tu B’Av An Unpretentious Holiday

laitman_293.2Question: Tu B’Av is the holiday of love. What can you say about love?

Answer: There are many references to love in the wisdom of Kabbalah and in fact there is nothing else. All our development is the way to absolute love. You should not simply “love thy friend as thyself,” but it is through the love of others that you should love everything and most importantly the Creator. You should fill all of creation with your love, all the worlds.

Tu B’Av is the greatest holiday, the end of the development of all of humanity.

Question: So why is this holiday so concealed?

Answer: We have not attained it yet. It has no root in the past, in our history. We have already been through all the holidays. We have somehow done the work in them and eventually only this holiday was left, Tu B’Av, the day of love.

Question: It’s interesting that the holiday of love is actually a week after the Ninth of Av, which is the most tragic day of the year. Why?

Answer: Yes, it is six days later because we have to undergo the greatest sufferings and only then in their oppositeness can we attain absolute pleasure, a filling, love. This means that after the concealment of the Creator on the Ninth of Av comes the full revelation of the Creator in us, which is the day of Tu B’Av.

Question: King Solomon said that on Tu B’Av the young women of Jerusalem went out dressed in white and danced, and then the groom arrived. Who are these young women? Who are they looking for? Who is the groom who appears before them?

Answer: The analogy is that the groom represents the Creator; the young women are the created beings, people’s desires, and when they come out of Jerusalem, beyond its border to the orchards and vineyards that surround Jerusalem, dressed in white dresses, it symbolizes the purification of the ego; the egoistic desires that have become altruistic are ready in this state to receive the Creator into them. This is the reason that the Creator is ready to meet them. It isn’t about any other kind of love. Everything is written and everything is done only in order to attain this summit Tu B’Av, but this holiday is indeed inconspicuous.

Question: What is love from a Kabbalistic perspective?

Answer: Love is the total adhesion of the whole creation and all its parts to each other and to the Creator in its desire to fill, to enjoy, and to help each other.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/3/17

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Be Blessed!

Laitman_633_1Torah, Deuteronomy 27:26: Cursed be he who does not uphold the words of this Torah, to fulfill them. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

If you don’t do this in intention and in action, then you will call a curse upon yourself as a result.

In intention is understandable, but why also in action? It is because everyone has these opportunities in the spiritual form. You must react correctly to all the actions that you will come across. If you don’t do this, you will receive a curse.

Question: How do I avoid incorrect actions in order not to kill the next degree in myself?

Answer: Only the right environment through which the upper Light shines on you constantly and holds you all the time, like in the space elevated above the ground, can save you from the transgressions, that is from a curse.

So, be blessed and not cursed.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16

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The Book Of Zohar—The Most Important Condition

laitman_530The most important condition for studying The Book of Zohar is a well-prepared, organized group. You cannot open The Book of Zohar alone and expect it to begin to influence you and to reveal the upper world to you. You need to be in a certain connection with the friends for that to happen.

When a person studies The Book of Zohar with the friends, he spurs and summons changes to the point that he begins to feel the picture of the upper world in the connection like on a TV screen: sensations, volumes, dependencies. There cannot be any feeling of the upper world unless you are connected to the group.

In our world there is no connection between people. We are absolute egoists who aspire only to extract mutual benefit from each other. And in the upper world this connection is revealed during the study of The Book of Zohar, and a person begins to actually perceive, explore, and affect it.

The Book of Zohar does not require prolonged effort, especially not mental ones. The efforts should be emotional. You should study regularly, but not for a long time. An hour a day is enough.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/17

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Love For Your Neighbor

laitman_527_02Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation, Pragmatic Communism Accepting the religion of “Love your neighbor as yourself,” literally.

Literally means that through our correction we must reach the state that my neighbor will become more important to me than myself.

From the materialistic point of view, this is completely incomprehensible and unrealistic. And according to Kabbalah, it follows that when people begin to develop under the influence of the higher forces that bring them to the state of love your neighbor, then a very simple correspondence is revealed.

It is that your attitude toward your neighbor that determines your attitude toward the Creator, and your attitude toward yourself determines your attitude toward yourself on the animate level.

In other words, a person begins to divide him or herself into two parts: the animate, materialistic part and the equivalence with the Creator. To achieve equivalence with the Creator means to reach the Creator’s level. One can ascend to it from his animate level only if one begins to treat others more attentively, better, with more love than for himself.

This reflects a person’s attitude toward the Creator. After all, it is not about the neighbor, but about how a person raises himself to the spiritual, divine level.

Executing the law “love your neighbor as yourself” must become human nature. A person will feel, understand, and participate in certain studies and activities, consciously adopting this technique. And society will begin to explain and teach people this technique. All institutions of the last generation, courts, schools, etc., will be needed only to help people give up love for themselves to reach the higher phase of nature.

Question: But along with this will stronger egoism be revealed?

Response: Egoism will unfold exactly to the extent that a person can rise above it to the next spiritual level. On one hand, a person can hate his neighbor more than before, and, on the other hand, one can rise above this hatred and love him even more.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 184

laitman_560Question: Do good relationships in a family influence nature in general? Thanks to a good relationship between people, even if they are not members in a group, does a correction of the general connections happen?

Answer: No, the correction happens only if their goal is directed towards resembling the Creator, meaning the goal of creation.

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