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Happy Shavuot From Israel #shavuot #torah #israel #meaning

Happy Shavuot From Israel #shavuot #torah #israel

But we are given it only after we, the whole of the people of Israel, proclaim “with one voice” (#Exodus 24:3) that we will do as the law dictates.

Happy #Shavuot!

#Shavuot has a special message to all of us. Like all #Jewish holidays, it represents a state in our spiritual development. The state of Shavuot marks the point where we are given the #Torah—the law of life.

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Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/17/18

Reception of the Torah is the reception of the light that connects our hearts as one.

Continuing The Convention With An Ascent

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How exactly is spiritual advancement expressed? It is in a greater attainment of the Creator, in the unity of friends, in the comprehension of the teachings of Kabbalah, in the growth of our strength, or conversely, in the realization of our own helplessness and dependence? If we examine it closer, then it becomes clear that our entire advancement depends solely on experiencing the greatness of the Creator.

The degree to which we attain this greatness, or even better, increase it with faith above reason, will determine our whole advancement along the spiritual path, our readiness to direct all our efforts, thoughts, and desires, each one individually and everyone together, toward bringing contentment to the Creator.

It does not matter what advancement or understanding was received, how much effort was exerted, or what obstacles needed to be overcome. Our calculations must only be carried out in terms of how to bring contentment to the Creator. There is no greatness of me as an individual, or of a friend, or a teacher—there is only the greatness of the Creator, which needs to be widened, enlarged, and experienced to the degree to which it is more important than my own well-being. That is what is meant by continuing the convention with an ascent.

The recent convention in America was very successful because a tremendous importance of the Creator was revealed in it; it governed all our efforts, thoughts, and desires. This is the height of the convention.

Everything is measured by raising the importance of the Creator between us, thanks to whom we distance ourselves from personal gain and move toward the group’s benefit, to the extent in which we value it as a means of bestowal to the Creator.

That is why, to continue the convention with an ascent is to constantly check: have we reached a greater level of importance of the Creator without seeking personal benefit in it, but only from the desire to bring Him contentment.

To continue advancing, we don’t need to wait for the next convention, but between the conventions we need to try to build the greatness of the Creator between us, without reverting to asking for ourselves.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/10/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Continuing the Congress with an Ascent”
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Love For Love

laitman_527.02Question: Love is the strongest feeling and it is worth living for. What do you think about it?

Answer: I agree. It satisfies a person for a while.

Question: Does it mean that love cannot be an eternal meaning of life?

Answer: Of course not. Life ends and love ends. Hormones change and the object of love changes. Each person during a lifetime can have many such infatuations.

Question: Is love the greatest pleasure, above power, money, and so on?

Answer: It depends on the person. Some people like money, for others love for love prevails, which is love for hormones, some like music, and so on. It is a matter of the inner need of a person.

Question: Does a person want to be loved even more that he wants to love?

Answer: In our world, satisfying hormonal needs is called love. Everything begins and ends within a person himself. It is not about somebody external. If I have some kind of hormonal need in relation to this external one, then I am attracted to him, and if I do not have this need, then I am not attracted.

Therefore, love on the corporeal level has nothing to do with spirituality. In Kabbalah, the uppermost pleasure is the love for the Creator.

Question: If, according to Kabbalah, the meaning of life is in attaining the love for others, does it mean that love is the meaning of life?

Answer: No. The meaning of life is in attaining your root through love, that is, in attaining your maker. And this is achieved through the love for others, and from the love for others to the love for the Creator.

To love the Creator means to enjoy the fact that He fills you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/28/18

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How Many Names Does The Creator Have?

Laitman_020Question: What does “the names of the Creator” mean? How many names does the Creator have?

Answer: Everything existing in the universe are the Creator’s names because everything we experience comes from Him. Whether we are talking about colors, sounds, shapes, and so on, these are all manifestations of the Creator.

Question: Then why is it written in the Kabbalistic books that the Creator has 72 names?

Answer: This is different. Depending on the readiness of your desire to be similar to the Creator, in proportion to this similarity, you can begin feeling Him. The greatest sensation of the Creator is expressed in 72 names, which is His general manifestation on the high level.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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Happy Shavuot

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/18/18

Happy Shavuot!

Shavuot has a special message to all of us. Like all Jewish holidays, it represents a state in our spiritual development. The state of Shavuot marks the point where we are given the Torah—the law of life. But we are given it only after we, the whole of the people of Israel, proclaim “with one voice” (Exodus 24:3) that we will do as the law dictates.