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Question: How can I determine if my pleasure causes harm to others?
Answer: A person’s greatest pleasure is achieved when others praise and honor him, actually carry him on their shoulders, when he feels that he is higher than others and that others need him.
A person has no need for anything else in life other than feeling the importance of his personality; this is the highest form of ego. It extends to the level in which he demands that the Creator honor him. It is like The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish: it served him and fulfilled its mission.
Question: The whole world turns to the Creator with requests. So isn’t someone who asks the Creator for anything an egoist?
Answer: It depends on what you are asking for and for what purpose.
Question: Suppose I ask for money or health for myself or my family?
Answer: That is what little egoists ask. But they also don’t get anything, but simply ask.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17
What Is There To Correct?
The Difference Between Spiritual And Corporeal Egoism
The Difference In Egoism
Question: There was a very tense situation last week in Israel, especially in Jerusalem in connection with the Temple Mount. Do you see this situation moving toward a positive resolution or will it end catastrophically?
Answer: Naturally, in the end, all will be well, but by which route are we going to come to this happy ending: by the route of suffering or without it? It all depends on the nation of Israel. Unfortunately, judging by the behavior of the entire nation in Israel and abroad, there are no signs that the process is going along the positive route.
We are trying to broadly disseminate the methodology of correction and calling on the nation of Israel to use this resource to bring correction to the entire world. But if the nation does not awaken to this call, then the correction will not go according to the way of the light but rather by the way of suffering. And unfortunately that is what is happening now. That is why we see the unrest on the Temple Mount and police involvement.
Day after day, a very complex ideological war is being waged and the entire world is ready to accept the infamous lie that neither the Temple Mount nor the caves with the graves of our patriarchs in Hebron belong to the Jewish people. If not, then who do they belong to? But the truth is not important to anyone—what is important is what benefits egoism in any given moment.
It seems as though the nation of Israel does not want to accept the truth and acknowledge its responsibility to work toward bestowal and to teach it to the entire world, bringing the entire world to correction. It resists its mission, thinking that the truth lies in following the Torah and the commandments in a material form or maybe in not following anything at all. Accordingly, all this results in our condition becoming increasingly worse from day to day.
And it will continue to get worse and worse until we finally understand that we must correct ourselves first and then the entire world, as the head and the body. Because Israel is called “the head is mine” (Li Rosh) and all the rest of the nations of the world are the body of the collective soul, then all will eventually unite in one corrected humanity, working for bestowal in collective unity.
In the worst case scenario, terrible misfortune awaits us. Baal HaSulam warned us that we may be exiled from this land again if we are not able to turn it into the genuine “Land of Israel” (rather than bringing with us the same state of exile in which we existed among the nations of the world). Even now, we continue to peddle their culture and their relationship to life.
Based on this, it seems that we do not have the right to exist on this land because we are no different than anyone else. In fact, quite the opposite: it is as if we “desecrate” this holy place with our existence.
We do not have the right to rise to the spiritual “Temple Mount” because that can only happen when we are all united and in adhesion with the Creator. And this is why we see that the nations of the world do not permit us to enter the material Temple Mount because the material world is a projection of the spiritual world.
Until the time when we correct ourselves—even to a minimal degree—to resemble the Temple Mount and the temple, which represent our unity, we will continue to see in the external, material world all kinds of conflict and problems.
And the entire world will agree with the Arabs that neither the Torah nor the Temple Mount nor Jerusalem and not even Tel Aviv and the entire land of Israel belong to us.
It is not in vain that they call themselves Palestinians and not Arabs; they want to present themselves as an ostensibly ancient nation that was always on this land. And the entire world will believe them. And we have no one to blame for this because we ourselves created the condition in which Arabs rise and we fall. We create this situation with our own hands.
From the 3d part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/17, Lesson on the Topic: “On the Merit of the Study of Kabbalah, Israel Will Come Out of Exile”
UNESCO Denies The Jews’ Ties To The Temple Mount
Ynet: “Have We Lost Our Way As A Nation?”
The Useless Services Of The Jews
In the spiritual world there is no time, space, or motion. Definitions and states characteristic of our world are irrelevant.
The spiritual world consists of only two components: Light and matter (desire). We cannot say anything about the Light; it is in a state of absolute rest because it does not change and it has no desire except to fill the created being, which receives as much as necessary. And therefore we have nothing to say about the Light; it is ready for anything, open to creation.
There is nothing in the Light except for the desire to permanently bestow upon the created being.
The Light is ready for this and the created being must reach an equivalence of form with the Light in order to get closer and to receive it. The created being undergoes different states because great changes take place in the desire and in the intentions, which are its essence.
In the first state, the created being wants to receive everything from the Light. Then he discovers that he cannot continue like that and decides to bestow to the Light because he feels distant and opposite from it when he only receives, which makes him feel shame.
But what can he bestow in order to resemble the Light? Nothing. Therefore, he restricts himself, which is called the first restriction.
Now the created being can use the fact that the Light wants to fill him to the extent that he can think about his bestowal unto the Light. To the extent that the created being bestows unto the Light (P1), the Light fills him, and although the Light is first, it becomes dependent on the created being (P2).
In the state P1, it is the intention of the created being that actually determines everything.
To the degree that the created being can resemble the Light with the intention to bestow unto the Light, the Light can fill him and a special form of closeness called adhesion is built between them.
This is the state that should be reached. It is everything. The created being should totally transform itself into the intention that the Creator will fill it with Light only in order to bring Him pleasure. It looks up to the Creator and gives itself to Him loyally: He wants to fill me and I want to be filled by Him, and I only take into account what brings the Creator pleasure: that He fulfills me.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17
Hand Yourself To The Creator
Steps Along A Great Road
Words Disappear In Adhesion
Torah, Deuteronomy 28:38: You will take much seed out to the field, yet you will gather in little, for the locusts will finish it.
This is about the fact that you work, but receive nothing; the locusts destroy everything because you do not deserve to get the correct harvest.
You plant your egoism (the correct seeds), but you cannot grow them properly and turn them into good deeds. Your egoism works for itself and not for bestowal, and therefore everything is eaten; everything disappears.
Question: But if I planted these seeds, doesn’t it mean my intention was correct?
Answer: No. You wanted to reap a harvest from them. And since the seeds were planted with the wrong intention, the locusts devour the sprouts and you receive nothing from them. That is, you receive, but only in order to exist further, trying to figure out what the problem is.
If we look at life in this way, then really there is nothing we can do after this. We are facing a half-starved existence until there is the next opportunity to plant and grow a harvest. After all, this is not about today’s development of biotechnologies and such. If you have a harvest, you live, and if you do not, you die.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/14/16
Why People Hate Israel
Locusts Change Memory By Joining The Swarm
“Human Societies Starting To Resemble Ant Colonies”
Question: If people, having acquired the quality of bestowal, do not even know that their desire is full, then what changes in the spiritual system?
Answer: What is different is that all the people fulfill the system because all of us are interconnected and become parts of one closed system. There are all seven billion people in the system and all of us must be interconnected like cells in one body, fully providing for each other.
Nothing can be otherwise except for full support and mutual integration with each other.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/2/17
Gather The Parts Of The Collective Soul
Humanity Is A Closed System Of Souls
Question: How is it possible to understand that the Creator manages all of my actions? This is a kind of spiritual schizophrenia. I feel that I am carrying out all the actions and really believe that He is the one carrying them out. How is it possible to live with this?
Answer: Live comfortably and do not worry. You don’t need to drop this on anyone; everything that you do, you will do.
This is not a split personality; it just seems that way at first. In fact, this is achieved to the same degree in which the person becomes similar to the Creator, so there is no split between whether it is me or the Creator; everything goes on very simply.
The person connects himself with the Creator and sees how the Creator is found in his entire body, in all his desires and intentions. The Creator manages him, he agrees, is satisfied, and from his side he wants to coordinate all his actions, desires, and intentions with the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17
Man And The Creator Are Partners
If The Creator Is All, Where Am I?
Material Problems Are The Reason For Spiritual Progress
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