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#SpiritualWork_ML #Kabbalah
Matter is the reality given to us in sensations. It doesn’t exist independent of us. We must find in our #unity that the world, this #reality, does not exist. It appears in our broken qualities. Uniting, we will reveal “There is no one beside Him.”

#AntiSemitism is due to the unfolding of the point in the heart in Jews, the rudiment of the property of bestowal, opposite to the ego. This quality emerged when they received the Torah—the method to correct the ego. The Jews’ duty is to master & reveal it to the world to correct it

#Israel
The State of Israel was created to form unity between people & the Creator “all in one heart.” It needs nurturing, to give birth to the “Nation of Israel” in the “Land of Israel” from any person in the world. Such Israel will be welcomed by all the peoples of the world!

#Reality
Always practice bestowal, love, concessions, pervading the world. With this attitude, annul your ego that draws a hard, coarse world for you. Having gone through all concealments, unveil a world full of #love & mutual #care. Don’t let the ego draw another world for you!

#Wisdom
#Science of Kabbalah is disclosure of the upper force by way of revealing unity. A web unifying people unfolded in the world. We need to correct these connections so they get filled with light. They are broken & manifest as #crisis. Therefore, #Kabbalah is revealed! #quote

#Kabbalist #advice
Man reproaches himself that he’s bad—this was done by the Creator!
He reproaches himself for wrongful actions—still the same Creator!
He’s worried about the future—that will be the Creator!
Everything is done only to ask the Creator to reveal His oneness!

Some methods aim one to rise above oneself. But #Kabbalah is a method of recognizing the ego as evil & then aspiring to be above it. So we see in its sources and in the Torah. Everything begins from revealing the ego’s slavery, and then exiting and rising above it.
#Passover2018

#Passover is an opportunity to pass over from a state of divisiveness, disregard, and coldness in modern #society, to one of unity, care and warmth.
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#Pharaoh is necessary: he helps us escape from the ego. It was Pharaoh who brought the people of Israel closer to the Creator, His faithful assistant, ego, serpent. Its venom is our medicine; we only need to be sensitive to it & we will reveal the Creator!
#Single_upper_force_ML

I often write that Jews are to blame for #Antisemitism. Kabbalah teaches that the reason is written in the Preface to The Book of #Zoharthat the correction of #egoism as the main property of nature is done by the Upper Light, and it shines through the unification of the Jews.

#SpiritualWork_ML
One who begins to study Kabbalah & is already familiar with it, has touched the knowledge & then gave up because his ego didn’t see any reward in it for himself, shows disregard for the Creator. He must realize that he is doing it under the power of his own ego.

Pharaoh turns us against unity. He inspires the desire toward unity, we cannot live without creating the connection, but he also won’t allow us to connect. In this contradiction lies Pharaoh’s merit! And then we understand that the only answer is to flee from him! #Passover2018

#Passover
We must flee from Pharaoh, taking away desire vessels from him, leaving him with the intention “for the self.” We want the intention to bestow “for the sake of the Creator” over desire-vessels of the Pharaoh. To do the Creator’s work means to be beyond the power of #ego.

#SpiritualWork_ML #Passover #Kabbalah
Not wanting to obey the ego doesn’t mean “to moan from hard work”—but from lack of reward for ego-efforts (the King of Egypt died). Until we learn that there’s another King, that we desire to work for Him, we aren’t worthy to exit captivity.

#CririsResolution
#Trump consistently limits movement of people, goods, services, #capital in the world. These freedoms form inequalities among countries for the benefit of the world elite. But when the #world enters overproduction #crisis, Trump’s actions lead to detente #POTUS

#CrisisResolution
The #world doesn’t realize that #Kabbalah explains the laws of nature. Without respecting them, we will suffer more, according to #evolution. The blows will lead to studying the laws of nature Kabbalah speaks of. Starting to follow them, we’ll see the benefit.

Famine in exile isn’t that there’s nothing to eat. There’s no spiritual satisfaction, no #meaning of life, in total material abundance. The people of #Israel, the group, feels that the impetus for advancement has vanished. A good state turns to a prison. And we must escape it.

#Shame in the spiritual is not at all what’s in our world, when we’re ashamed of some ignoble actions becoming public. #Spiritual shame arises as a result of my being dissimilar to the Creator. Only this is the cause of shame and the Creator’s #concealment.

#SpiritualWork #Passover
To see truth: one is shown he’s an egoist, remote from the Creator & wants to exit the long path; not ready to exit slavery. Passover is the left line, #Torah’s secrets, bestowal. #Passover: repentance, cleanse in Hesed, ready for the left line of Hochma.

#CrisisResolution
The world reveals our broken connections. See how #globalization ruins the world built on self-interest that makes connection not cordial but aggressive, for mutual exploitation. This evidence of evil leads the world to correction (through #suffering) #BREAKING

#Passover
Work in Egypt refers to the Creator. In the beginning, we think that we can advance in #egoism, in agreement with Pharaoh, to unite and reveal the upper world and the Creator, to achieve #perfection and #unity—according to our ego. This is regarded as the 7 fat years.

#Passover_ML
The whole process of revealing the Creator to man is described in the Torah, which doesn’t depict earthly life but stages of spiritual development of man: exiting the power of ego/desire to receive—to love of others/desire to bestow—the birth in the spiritual world

#FreeWill_ML
The 2 ways to achieve the goal, pre-set by nature/the Creator:
1 Path of #suffering: long
2 Path of development by the Light: fast, conscious
The choice is only between them.
#Revelation of #Kabbalah is designed to change the path of suffering to the path of Light.

#SpiritualWork_ML #unity
If I ask for myself, I will get nothing. If I ask for the group, I will reach a small spiritual state (VAK) with it. If I ask for the group to be a channel of the Creator’s Light for the people, the entire Light for the world (GAR) will pass through us!”
From Twitter, 3/27/18

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Pesach, Matza, Maror

laitman_284.03We don’t have a need for spirituality ‑ it is given to us from above. No one on their own lights up with an aspiration to study Kabbalah and reveal the Creator. One is led there from above, and this is called “in due time” (Beito), by the natural path of development. However, if we wish to advance on our own according to “the hastening of time” (Achishena), we need the mutual guarantee. Through the connection to the group, I can receive from the friends and provide each of them the correct spiritual needs through which we will be able to advance.

There is no other way. I cannot extract the correct aspiration for spirituality from myself; it would be for anything but spirituality. We shouldn’t be ashamed or afraid of the desires that arise in the group. After all, envy, pride, honor, and the desire for power, which consciously or unconsciously manifest in the group, help us reach the spiritual world. Meanwhile a person can experience the most honorable and pure desires, but if they don’t go through the group, they will not help the advancement.*

During Pesach (Passover) a person must say, “Pesach, Matza, Maror.” Otherwise one will not come out of Egypt. The Matza is the war with the evil inclination. The Maror is the unbearable bitterness from the work, from one’s inability to unite and bestow. Therefore, first we come to Pesach (Pasach means the passing), and then to salvation.

One follows the other: Pesach, Matza, MarorPesach does not depend on the person; it’s the Creator giving one the strength to escape (Pasach). And Matza and Maror are one’s duty to swallow his work in order to choke from the bitterness of the egoism and scream out.**
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/20/18, Writings of Rabash—Igrot (Letters) / Letter No. 72
(Minute 11:30)
** (Minute 17:00)

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Egypt And Unity – Two Incompatible Things

laitman_934The work of the sons of Israel in Egypt is the work on unification in the ten. However, this unification is impossible in Egypt; therefore, they flee from there. After all, they wanted to unite in the desire to enjoy. All the problems in Egypt are the realization that we are unable to unite, no matter how hard we try.

Thus, seven years of satiation and seven years of famine pass in our unsuccessful attempts. However, each time we gain increasingly subtle and sublime definitions and eventually come to the need for exiting Egypt. Moses understands that it is necessary to separate from Pharaoh; he goes to Pharaoh and demands the people be let go.

But previously there was no such awareness and it was unclear that the desire to enjoy completely dominates a person. Even now it seems to us that it is enough to make an effort and we will unite. So we try again and again and 400 years pass in these attempts, that is, in all four stages.

There can be no unification in Egypt; after all, we are in our egoism! And even if we reach some kind of unity, then at the next degree we discover that it was egoistic and not for the sake of bestowal, the way it seemed to us.

The years of exile are degrees. If we are in 250th year of exile, it means that we managed to unite at the 250th degree. But suddenly the left line is revealed showing me that there is no unity and I hate everyone. It means that now, at the 251st degree I discovered a much greater desire to enjoy than before. So we climb up the degrees, stepping with the left foot and then with the right one.

There is unity in Egypt, but it is egoistic. After all, all of Egypt is arranged for us to understand that we will not have life in egoism.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/9/18, Writings of Rabash, The Rungs of the Ladder, “What Are the Two Discernments Before Lishma

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Fall Slightly To Rise Endlessly

laitman_557Desires were originally created by the Creator and nothing new appears, but everything depends on a person’s awareness: how he recognizes, distinguishes, and connects them. In the state of descent, one reveals that he is in exile, and according to the depth of this awareness he can achieve liberation.

Everything is determined by consciousness. A baby and an adult live in the same world, but does a baby see much compared to the adult? That’s why awareness, suffered in exile, helps us reach liberation. After all, it occurs in the same organs of perception, only turned upside down and grown through our efforts by 620 times.

If we felt exile on the same level in which we feel liberation, we would never be able to get out of it. But thanks to the work in the group and the reforming Light, we achieve an ascent 620 times more powerful than a fall. We do not need to feel the fall to minus infinity in order to feel the rise to plus infinity.

The Creator made it so that we will feel the rise 620 times more than the fall. This is the meaning of the shattering. In a descent, we find out that we cannot connect, and everyone feels this state in their personal petty egoism. While in ascent, uniting, we reveal our common desire, in which all our efforts, desires, and prayers take shape. And then their power increases 620-fold.

That is, it is impossible even to compare the fall and the rise. Although falls seem very strong, unpleasant, and deep to us, they are nothing compared to the rise, which is 620 times more powerful.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/8/18, Writings of Rabash

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 10/8/17

laitman_629.3Question: What does Kabbalah think about social justice and equality? Or is justice on the level of the ego of our world a fictional story that is thousands of years old for narrow-minded, ignorant people?

Answer: Naturally in an egoistic society there cannot be any justice. Kabbalah says something else. When we are together, helping each other mutually, we discover the general force of bestowal and love within ourselves, which brings us to a state called a “just society.” Within this state, we distribute everything necessary for every person optimally: for children, the elderly, adults, women, men, and so forth.

Question: Can Kabbalah provide a supranational concept for the unification of countries?

Answer: No. Kabbalah doesn’t provide concepts! It has only one goal—to attract the higher energy so that it will “fix” us, connect us correctly, build a connection between us, and create one single humanity. The main thing is that should be influenced by the upper force.

Question: Is the ten an optimal form, similar to the structure of spirituality, as a solution for all of the questions about family, economy, and politics, or is it only for spiritual development?

Answer: In the end, the ten will be a means for solving all of humanity’s problems because it is a system within which the nature of the still, vegetative, animate, and human is included.

Question: Who is the neighbor?

Answer: A neighbor is someone with the same goal.

Question: At what historical moment will neo-fascism grow into a new formation?

Answer: This could happen through great suffering and nuclear wars, which Kabbalah constantly warns humanity about. But it is possible to prevent them from the start if people will begin to demand the upper Light for their correction.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/8/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/27/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 2, “What “You Have Given the Strong to the Hands of the Weak” Means in the Work”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 9, Item 96

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Writings of Rabash, “Confidence”

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