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How Do Kabbalists Treat Enemies?

laitman_571.08Question: How do Kabbalists treat enemies? Or for them there are no enemies and they see in everything only good?

Answer: A Kabbalist treats enemies on two levels: on the level of this world and on the level of the spiritual world.

On the spiritual level, enemies help. On the material level, we need to treat them according to the laws of our world. Therefore, if someone “runs into” us, we bring him to court. And we sort out the rest on our spiritual levels.

But I understand what drives my enemy because all this is done by the Creator so that I correctly react to the enemy on both levels.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/7/18

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Celebrate The Holiday Looking To The Future

laitman_237You should always remain in the middle line, instead of jumping from one extreme to the other, from exhilaration and euphoria to utter dismay and criticism. That is not the right approach. I can remain joyful during a big descent and calm during a strong ascent because I keep holding on to the goal.

My mood is determined by the extent to which my states are aimed at the goal. Therefore, there cannot be powerful mood swings if everything is connected and leads to one goal. I am then safe from sharp mood changes, like a child who either laughs or cries, but I constantly check my states as to whether they are serving the goal.

If we hold on to the goal, then during good or hard times, we would not succumb to the momentary moods, we would feel about the same level.

In honor of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Israel, we remembered a lot from our great history. But I would have celebrated this holiday differently, not delving in the past, but emphasizing the future, showing that the State of Israel is a symbol of a new beginning for all of humanity, the unity around the idea of attainment of the Creator that refers to absolutely everyone the same way.

This is exactly what the people of Israel returned to their land for. We are celebrating the fact that we and all of humanity received an opportunity of a new beginning, a new renaissance. This is what we want to show ourselves and the world; this is the real holiday, not the suffering that we’ve endured in the past.

We have to advertise not our past, but our future that belongs to the entire world. Israel is a special country, unlike any other. So we should not pride ourselves too much on our material achievements in high tech and agriculture. The main thing that brings us joy is the ability to guarantee humanity a happy future. That would be a real holiday and a lift in spirit!

The science of Kabbalah is an ancient science with thousands of years of history. But the main thing is that it guarantees the world a good future. 1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/20/18, Lesson on the topic of “Discovering the Creator’s Force in the Ten” (Preparation for the Convention “All As One” in New Jersey 2018)
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Establish The Goal Of Your Development

laitman_260Malchut of the world of Infinity (Ein Sof) decides that it must become like Keter, the root phase. And so, it makes a restriction (Tzimtzum) to fulfill its desire, its goal.

Now everything will be determined not by the desire to enjoy contained within her, but she, above her own will, will want to establish the goal of her development. As the Creator wanted to do everything for her, for His creation, so she wants all her thoughts to be aimed at bestowal.

The realization of this goal is called the screen (Masach). The thought is called the reflected Light. The first action needed here is restriction (Tzimtzum). From now on, decisions are made not by my desire to enjoy, but by the screen.

The transition from a personal screen to a common one is called crossing the Machsom, the border of the upper world. The first time we act within our desire covered by the common screen is considered as crossing the Machsom.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/25/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2

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New Life #977 – Is Lust Good Or Bad?

New Life #977 – Is Lust Good Or Bad?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Lust is neither good or bad. The question is: how do we use it? When we use lust or our desire to receive for the benefit of others, it is good. When we use it at the expense of others, it is bad. We use envy correctly when we take on the desires of others as our own. We are subsequently elevated to the unlimited spiritual world of eternal love, pure giving, and perfect enjoyment.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #977 –Is Lust Good Or Bad?,” 3/11/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/26/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Revealing the Need for the Creator’s Help in the Ten” (Preparation for the Convention “All As One” in New Jersey 2018)

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3,  Histaklut Pnimit, Chapter 4, Item 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 13

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