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There Is None Else Besides Him

laitman_222.0Question: What does it mean “There is none else besides Him”?

Answer: That’s exactly what we must discover. In other words, there exists a cause to everything that you could possibly imagine, and this cause is a single, sole source.

This cause arranges, decides, accomplishes, and functions in everything, and it is called “There is none else besides Him.” Who is He?—the force of bestowal and love. Those are His qualities with respect to us. Aside from that, we know nothing about Him.

Question: How am I supposed to work with that?

Answer: You need to constantly reveal Him in every situation, in every action, intention, and thought—in everything—with the understanding that there is a single cause to everything. After all, our nature is matter, the desire to receive, and what brings it into action in all its forms is that same single force besides which nothing else exists.

Why does this force animate matter? Because it wants to push the material world toward unity. Why? It prepared for matter the ability to attain that same single force that is the cause of everything, but the matter has to attain the state of unity first.

And then this matter, to the extent to which it is connected in spite of its resistance, attains “There is none else besides Him,” this single force, and while attaining it, experiences itself existing and in control.

Moreover, above its own experience of existence, it also attains what it means to exist and be in control of all of reality, since that same reason, “There is none else besides Him,” gives this matter, this creation, the ability to be on His level, on the level of the Creator. And then the entire world, the entire created desire to receive, is in control of that same desire and not under the control of the Creator. That is what is meant by perfection.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/15/17, “Lesson on the Topic: “Hanukkah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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#Freedom: Like a cogwheel, you’re pressed on all sides by other cogwheels. You can’t move. You’re fully dependent on them! However, suddenly you feel your agreement with the Creator frees you from everyone by freeing you from yourself, and you don’t need to change anything!

When an integral (above the #ego) connection with the outside is achieved, past, present and future are perceived as a single whole, as constant, above the animal body. You sense #existence in the general flow of forces (the plan of creation), and you see your place in it.

#Unity: We can come to sense the universe as a single whole, not a collection of parts. Parts with different qualities interconnected so much that you cannot distinguish between them. This is the degree of Yechida—total unity between us, desires, and the Upper force, fulfillment.

Revelation of #reality: One doesn’t change reality, but one’s attitude toward it and toward contradictions. By studying Kabbalah, I realize I must change, bringing myself into congruence with the system of our world’s governance, connecting into it fully and consciously.

#Spirituality is eternal! When replacing intention to receive w/bestowal, time disappears.
Bestowal = no past or future. It’s the action itself that’s important, and whom it’s directed at.
The ego promises the future, but in spirituality, there’s no future–it’s all in the present!

#Spirituality (Creator, Upper Light) has (fills) only the form that you build for it. You learn from your relationships in the group how to build the Creator’s image and step-by-step (descents-ascents) you reveal Him. You make the form of the Creator-Adam, the Creator’s likeness.

From Twitter, 12/25/17

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Aiming Toward Love

laitman_527.03MAN is not the heavenly manna that falls from above, but a prayer that a person raises from below and becomes fulfilled by it. It is the drive forward, not the reception, but the aim, the push, the daring that fulfills him, and by this he lives.

Only through the aiming toward love does a person feel pleasure, which is called the sweet labor of love, without which it does not exist.

Fulfillment is only the request to the Creator. That is why the prayer in Hebrew is called “tfila” from the word “lehitpalel,” which means to judge oneself. Although you are not asking anyone for anything, you scrutinize and understand yourself. You do not need to address anyone; it is sufficient to reach the aspiration for the goal and not to search for the goal itself.

Only those working on spiritual correction and going through everything themselves can understand this. No one else can.

And even for those who are engaged, it takes a long time before the aspiration forward is not for oneself without any reception, absolutely selfless, and becomes their inner need. But this is the true spiritual state.

So, it is specifically the desert where you eat the manna—that is the ideal state. You have nothing other than the aspiration forward, toward love and bestowal.

You still cannot use your “Pharaoh” (ego) that sits in your “duffle bag,” but you already start aiming forward. And then your drive will increase so much that without expecting that this desire will grow in you, you will gradually begin pulling it out and changing it into aiming forward.

And then you will be able to act. Like the Creator acts in bestowal you will, with the help of the Pharaoh, act on working in bestowal. Specifically the black force of the Pharaoh is what will give you the ability to bestow.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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“He Is Faithful Throughout My House”

laitman_740.02Torah, Numbers 12:02 – 12:08: They said, “Has the Lord spoken only to Moses? Hasn’t He spoken to us too?” And the Lord heard. Now this man Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any person on the face of the earth. The Lord suddenly said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, “Go out, all three of you, to the Tent of Meeting!” And all three went out. The Lord descended in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tent. He called to Aaron and Miriam, and they both went out. He said, “Please listen to My words. If there be prophets among you, [I] the Lord will make Myself known to him in a vision; I will speak to him in a dream. Not so is My servant Moses; he is faithful throughout My house. With him I speak mouth to mouth; in a vision and not in riddles, and he beholds the image of the Lord. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?

The level of Moses is in the attainment of the Creator. And the attainment of the Creator occurs in the corrected state of a man. That is, Moses is many levels higher in his correction than Aaron and Miriam.

Being below him, they do not understand it and object. The lower degree never understands the higher one. In the spiritual, the higher degree seems absolutely illogical.

In our world, for example, this is manifested in the upbringing of children—they also do not want to agree with us. And this is natural.

And in the spiritual state, the higher degree seems stupid, small-minded, unclear, illogical—without a conscious approach, because each time you exercise greater faith above reason. You only need to annul yourself, close your eyes and follow the higher degree, either against your will or by decided it is necessary.

Question: What does God talk about with Miriam and Aaron?

Answer: Miriam and Aaron are at the level of prophecy. A prophet is a person the Creator speaks with. He even sees some manifestations of the Creator in the Reflected Light (Ohr Hozer). But generally this is the attainment through the property of Bina. Therefore, the degree of Bina is called “hearing.”

It is said: “With him I speak mouth to mouth,” meaning, without hiding anything, without passing through any transformations and weakenings—that which is in Me, he receives too. This is the highest degree of adhesion of the soul with the Creator.

Question: What does it mean “he is faithful throughout My house”?

Answer: Moses fully mastered the property of Bina. When Malchut ascends to Bina, this is the house of the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/26/17

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Lesson on Topic: “Building the Creator in the Ten” (Prep for the Convention, January 2018)

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Lesson on Topic: “Dissemination”

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