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From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/15/18
An interviewer once asked the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who died yesterday, how come he uses “God” as a metaphor although he is not religious in any way?
“If you believe in science, like I do, you believe that there are certain laws that are always obeyed. If you like, you can say the laws are the work of God, but that is more a definition of God than a proof of his existence,” Hawking replied.
Interestingly, Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag, wrote that “Nature (Hebrew: HaTeva) has the same numerical value (in Hebrew) as God (Hebrew: Elokim)—eighty-six,” and therefore we can “call the laws of God “Nature’s laws” or vice-versa, for they are one and the same.” (“The Peace”)
The wisdom of Kabbalah, similar to ordinary science, asserts that man is meant to investigate and attain a clear sense of reality, and not be caught up in delusions. Man must apply the proverb: “A judge has only what his eyes see.” Meaning, he must trust only what he is capable of grasping in his actual senses.
However, if the concept of “God” is undefined and amorphous, declaring “there is no God” is just like declaring “there is a God.” In order to declare the existence of something or lack thereof, you first have to define what that something is. Perhaps Hawking knew what he meant when he said “God,” but in science, you cannot refer to something if there’s no consensus on its definition.
Hawking’s decisive approach to the non-existence of something, is somewhat reminiscent of the certainty that previous generations had that the earth was flat or that the sun revolves around it. Also, a statement about the existence of God, or vice versa, is sometimes connected to one’s expression of the righteousness of his view and the triumph of his belief.
A person who researches reality using the method of Kabbalah accepts that what he cannot perceive simply doesn’t exist for him. In other words, let’s say I am told: “Jump a meter high, and you will see a completely different world.” Now, I simply train myself to jump a meter high. I do not believe what I’m told, I want to see for myself. Therefore, I focus only on the jump itself.
The wisdom of Kabbalah explains to us how to use the laws of nature so as to expand our grasp of reality. Ultimately, to reach a state where I am included with all of nature, referred to as “attaining adhesion with the Creator,” or in Stephen Hawking’s words, “to know the mind of God.”
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Now my egoism, my beloved Pharaoh, proclaims, “I will rule!” But I have to put the Creator in his stead so He will rule everything. This is the aim of all my efforts – and the group can help me replace #Pharaoh with the Creator wherever #egoism rules. #Passover
The Creator wants us to need Him, to feel that we are unable to act in thought or desire. He confuses us, setting up problems, so we won’t be able to cope without Him, will search for Him and ask. When we turn to Him with a plea, He becomes revealed to us.
How does a Kabbalist perceive others? There are no “others”. There’s no one at all. I am ADAM existing alone with the Creator
Isn’t that boring? No. Everything is inside me. To this extent I manage the world & united with the Creator: “One accepts one”
Evil is cognized by a person who calls himself a villain or egoist. He is aware of the evil inside him to the extent that he is already righteous. When a person feels that he is a #sinner, to that extent he is already #righteous.
As long as I identify with egoism, I feel the blows it receives as mine. But as soon as I stop feeling egoism as mine, I stop feeling the blows it receives. #Egoism then appears as an animal that’s by my side, and I’m human, above it. #consciousness
The #soul is the desire to fulfill the Creator, through the desire to do good to others, a desire opposite to our #egoism. Instead of the calculation, “What can I get from others?” it’s “How can I fulfill others?” The reward is the soul, #eternal connection with the Creator!
Kabbalah warns: if we try to build #relationships by material, egoistic laws, even “fair” ones, by the principle “mine is mine, yours is yours”, we elicit even greater evil because correction of #evil requires its awareness.
All our actions bring either correction or harm. Even a moment of being idle is time that you did not use for correction, and that means you caused destruction! Therefore, we must always be burning with desire for all-around #unity.
#Zohar, Dvarim, 32: The sons of Ishmael shall possess the Holy Land when it will be empty for many years. They will hinder the sons of Israel’s return. Rabbi Ishmael (1st CBC): He is called Ishma-el (God will hear), as God will hear the laments of His people from the Ishmaelites
Escaping the #ego-Egypt-Pharaoh toward Israel-Creator happens via the long path, through the desert and the Red (end) sea. Long because it’s distant to the heart and mind in terms of self-calculations. Through this path one escapes the ego and can no longer return to it.
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Any science in the world studies connections between parts of reality, each on its level of reality—physiological, psychological, biological, and physical—and so there is psychology, biology, physics, etc.
The wisdom of Kabbalah does not deal with these levels, but with the most basic level, that is the desire contained in each part of creation, only in different forms, on different levels, and in different sizes.
Therefore, Kabbalah is considered the main science. It conducts the same scientific research as any other science, derives formulas, studies creation and the actions of the Creator, clarifies our place in creation, and measures creation in relation to the Creator. All this presupposes a serious scientific study. All other sciences do not give such exact definitions.
In fact, creation is very complicated. Although it would seem that it is based on a very simple formula: the Creator’s desire to bestow equals the creature’s desire to receive.
However, this is not a simple equality because it includes a coefficient that should equalize the desire to receive and the desire to bestow: the Creator’s desire to bestow equals C multiplied by the creature’s desire to receive.
This coefficient includes within itself a restriction, a screen (Masach), and Reflected Light. We need to implement this equation all the time. Therefore, I must know the desire to receive, the desire to bestow, and my coefficient.
So I always study the Creator’s desire to bestow. I aspire to and equate myself with Him. According to these parameters, I determine my state and place in creation. In this way, I explore all of creation. Without this, it is impossible to relate to the Creator correctly, and I need to reach the degree of love for Him. The coefficient is my intention for the sake of bestowal. Without it, I cannot contact the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/1/18, Writings of Rabash
The Magnetism Of Bestowal
Knowing The Stamp From Its Imprint
Operating On Myself Under Local Anesthetic
How do we come to a true prayer that is born out of a genuine desire? It is written: “A person is where his thoughts are.” Therefore, one has to start checking where his thoughts are: to restrict myself, my desire, to one point and with it attach myself to the Creator. And then I start to feel different states that are going through me, and in each one I should re-attach myself to the adhesion with the Creator.
I may not know exactly how to execute this restriction to a point, but I keep trying, like a child who wants to grow up. This is how I start to build my spiritual Partzuf, and scrutinize the disturbances that the Creator sends me from all directions, which scare me, confuse me, and rattle my heart and mind. I continually return myself to the point of adhesion. Nothing more is asked of me; this is how I build my spiritual plane.
If, above all disturbances, I nullify and attach myself back to the Creator, then every disturbance in my heart and mind gets corrected and included in holiness. That is why I will always remain in the genuine desire and true prayer, trying constantly to return to adhesion and realizing that I cannot do it without the Creator’s help. I will constantly reveal problems and apply my effort to ask for adhesion with the Creator.
My first point of adhesion has to be genuine. I am not a part of it, there’s only my goal to adhere to the Creator. And then I begin to study the Creator, from His actions over me I can learn His attitude, character, behavior, and understand what He wants to tell me. This, in essence, is what is called the science of Kabbalah.
The books of Torah are holy because they were written by those who were in holiness, in the spiritual world, i.e., in bestowal and attainment of the upper force, in brotherly love, at the time these books were written. If a person is writing from the feeling of attainment of the Creator, “good that does good,” from the desire to do good to everyone, from the state of love your neighbor as yourself, then his writings are called holy, and they contain the quality of bestowal—Bina.
However, the person reading this book may not have the correct, good intentions. After all, we are born egoists and we start from a negative balance, desiring to attain the reward, or at least avoid punishment. A person thinks that Torah is a wonderful remedy from all problems, and by studying it he will make himself better in this world, and maybe in the next world. Therefore, he studies for his own betterment in this world and the next world, from the fear of punishment and the desire to receive rewards. In this case, what is important to him is the number of Mitzvot he observed and the number of books he studied.
The greatness of the Creator means that in any state that may come, whatever problems and misfortunes befall me, I first and foremost think of Him. Not even of my adhesion with Him, but only of Him, to give Him pleasure.
How can one check if a person really cares about his inability to bestow to the Creator or whether he is just thinking of himself: “Why have I still not reached bestowal?” The way to check is whether he is ready to help others come to bestowal upon the Creator, then he is truly aiming at bestowal.
Every Day To Come Out Of Egypt
First of all, one must adhere to the Creator and then perceive all the disturbances through this point of adhesion, to increase adhesion with the Creator because of them, without getting deeper into life’s problems. I have to leave all my fears and troubles, and adhere to “There is none else besides Him.” I become included in the Creator, into this only existing reality, as one point, as if at the beginning of creation.
“Know that before creation there was only the upper Light, which filled everything… .” And then, in this upper Light a black dot was formed that was opposite to the Light in its desire for pleasure. But it nullifies itself completely before the Light, and I want to do the same! And after I already reach the point of adhesion with the Light, meaning that I see only the Creator in everything that is happening to me, I will be able to open my mind and heart, thoughts and desires, to the point that I am able to refer them to the Creator.
I have nothing of my own, I become a single point. And all my feelings do not belong to me, but are sent by the Creator, so that I will cleave to Him even more. Then my point of adhesion begins to expand above all the disturbances, and my area of adhesion with the Creator will keep on growing. Thus, these are not disturbances, but “help from the opposite,” because it is against me, but it helps me increase our adhesion even more. I do not always succeed in referring everything to the Creator, although I understand that it should be so. Problems and fears can be so big that I will not be able to stay in adhesion with the Creator. The sign of adhesion is the joy that comes from “There is none else besides Him, good that does good.” When I am in adherence with Him, I feel myself in perfection, because everyone who adheres with perfection is also perfect.
If there is no joy, then I am in exile, not in adhesion with “There is none else besides Him.”
I am sitting at work and feeling myself in exile, needlessly wasting time. Someone has come up with all these tasks, and I have to waste my life in them. There is no way out, I have to continue, but with the intention that while doing so I am adhering with the Creator, nullifying myself before Him. And all of it is due to work and disturbances, the so-called imaginary world that gives me the opportunity to increase my adherence. And if I achieve adherence, then I cease feeling this world, it disappears. And if I achieve adherence, then I cease feeling this world, it disappears. Instead of separating, it becomes uniting, concealing the screen turns into revealing.
I turn exile into redemption just by referring everything to the Creator, and this is enough. The whole difference between Egypt and Israel is that the same desire revealed in Egypt changes its intention to bestowal; it passes through the desert and comes to the land of Israel. Thus, every day we must see ourselves coming out of Egypt.
Every day I must strive to achieve adhesion with the Creator, and then I reveal that I am in exile from it. Therefore, my daily work is to adhere to the Creator above the separation and change my evil nature into the good one, the angel of death into the angel of life.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/7/18, Writings of Rabash, “A Real Prayer Is Over a Deficiency”
Try to act very simply: before any desire or thought pops into your heart or mind, catch yourself that it was sent to you by the Creator.
Try to continue acting in tandem with Him with this thought or desire. You will understand how differently you begin to sense everything until you feel that you and He are partners.
In each moment, He engenders thoughts and feelings in you and you try to continue them together with Him with constant perusal of how to make Him stay within your actions all the time.
You will see that you succeed.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/29/17
Living In Harmony With The Creator
The Two Great Partners
If The Creator Is All, Where Am I?
New Life 949 – Women In The Management Of Society
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
In the future, women will function like mothers and will care for all of society like a family. They will be involved in education, culture, and building good connections between people, whereas men are more inclined to be involved in industry and research. A new kind of social education will redefine what it means to be feminine; a woman’s identity will no longer be associated with external beauty but with her concern for all of society.
From KabTV’s “New Life 949 – Women In The Management Of Society,” 1/16/18
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Preparation for the Lesson
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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 16
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2, Chapter 1, Item 1
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Writings of Rabash, “He Who Hardens His Heart”
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