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#ZOHAR (Pikudey 840): “Before death, the angel of death appears before man.” When we unite, the force of resistance against the unification of the soul is revealed. This is the angel of ego’s death. The egoistic man in us dies, and the soul is restored!
#Spiritualwork #Kabbalah

Faith above reason is the sensation that bestowal is above reception, the Creator’s importance is above that of creation and all reality. One starts to feel that he has a new concern: to do something for the Creator’s benefit.
#Spiritualwork_ML #Kabbalah

That is why The Book of #Zohar was concealed, for the forces contained therein encompass the height of all 125 degrees. #BaalHaSulam

RASHBI and his students have attained all 125 degrees from our world to complete correction. It is written in the #Zohar that such a generation shall appear in our time.

#Lies and #sensation in the news
#Egoism is fed by interesting, exciting lies. It loves evil and deception.
Only by rising above ourselves, above the lies, to a new, perfect state, can we check ourselves and see ourselves according to the true nature, where there are no mistakes.

A person can’t be controlled by #money or #power, but only by #upbringing. A new worldview that will reveal to a person the system of interconnections in which he lives, will teach him to feel and understand himself from within.

In overcoming the ego, the force of unity becomes 620 times greater than before the soul’s breaking.
#Spiritualwork_ML #Kabbalah

Uniting the broken soul of Adam is of highest importance. Not correcting each individual part, but connecting them together! In the attempts to unite, the force of resistance is revealed—everyone’s ego (Yetzer Ra).

The wisdom of The Book of Zohar has been concealed through our time, and in the last generation it shall be revealed to all. (MARHU)

When the time of the Messiah’s coming draws near, even babies in the world shall reveal the secrets of #Kabbalah. In that time it will be revealed to all. (Zohar, Vaera) #ZOHAR
From Twitter 6/7/18

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Create The Creator Within Yourself

Laitman_509Question: What does it mean that we create the Creator?

Answer: In reality there is no Creator. The extent to which I can sense the upper Light and correct myself to be similar to it is the part within me that is called the Creator or Boreh (“bo-reh” – come and see).

The revelation of the Creator occurs according to my properties becoming similar to His properties. If there are no such properties currently within me, then there is no Creator within me.

Question: On one hand you say that we create the Creator within us. On the other hand, you say that the Creator does everything: all thoughts come from Him and He controls all people’s actions. There is a contradiction here. How can it be resolved?

Answer: It is very simple. As a matter of fact, the Creator acts the same way I act toward Him. He is the unchangeable force that fills everything, preserves everything within Him, and becomes revealed only to the extent that I move toward Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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Our Role In Faith Above Reason

laitman_221.0Faith above reason is a feeling that bestowal is above reception, the importance of the Creator is above the importance of the created being and the whole of reality. A person begins to feel that he has a new concern: to do something for the Creator’s sake and in such a way that the Creator will not even know about it, to bestow in concealment, humbly, without any intention to receive a reward.

We need to ask for this power so that it will govern us and give us guidance as to how to work between us for the Creator’s sake. This power awakens around the point in the heart, grows it, and allows it to act. Here we begin to discover that reality is not what it previously seemed to be. In fact, it is governed by a single force that fills and arranges everything. It always arranged everything, but now it is beginning to be revealed.

Through our desire and efforts to connect, we can invite the Creator to reveal Himself and correct us. In fact, this is the only thing we can do. After all, the first basic act of bestowal is revealed within the connection, and only within the connection does it begin to grow and strengthen. Therefore, we see in the Torah that immediately after the exodus from Egypt, the formation of the nation began by assembling people into tens, hundreds, and thousands.

The desirable state is the revelation of the upper force that gives us the desire to bestow above the desire to receive. We then truly aspire to bestow in order to bring joy and contentment to the Creator, which is our only reward.1

A person who does the right work is always happy, primarily because in any state he has a correct connection with the Creator. In any ascent or descent, he is under governance of the Creator and by being aware of it he already brings contentment to the Creator and thus rejoices.

He feels that he receives strength to always be concerned about the Creator and to bring Him contentment without any self-compensation, that is, to perform pure bestowal. This is an effect of the Light; this is how the Light of faith works.2

At the spiritual degree, a person receives Light that disconnects him from egoism and he begins to consider his desire to enjoy only as means for performing acts of bestowal. Therefore, he does not take himself into account, meaning what he has and what he does not have. On the contrary, he wants to have nothing, no reward at all! This is his primary concern. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”3

I want all the results of my work to be only in the Creator, and I myself will receive nothing for it, except strength for the work, as if I am filled with fuel like a car. All hundred percent of my work will be for the Creator’s benefit to such an extent that He will not even know about my existence, as if I am an absolute zero.

A car does not know where it is going, it is under the complete control of its owner. I want to be under such control of the upper one. Let the owner fill me with fuel and use me completely. I want to be totally devoted to Him. This is called a loyal servant.4

The Creator likes when we prepare a vessel where He can be revealed. This is exactly what we want to do at the upcoming convention in Italy. We have to create a place for the revelation of the Creator. Even if we do not feel how we create this place, it will exist. Perhaps its intensity will not be enough for the revelation of the Creator toward us, because we are very crude, but nevertheless this place will be already founded.

Now we are beginning to create the structure of Adam HaRishon at the state of final correction. This is the very beginning, we are laying a foundation of this structure of the common soul of Adam in its completely corrected form. This is extremely important work.

Therefore, we need to do everything in our power, and the Creator will finish it for us. The most important thing is to do it and the result is determined from above.

I really hope that we will be able to build the place for revelation of the Creator and for bringing Him contentment.5

If I try to do my work correctly then at every moment I bring contentment to the Creator, even if this is not yet apparent to me. Therefore, I rejoice. After all, I know that the Creator is taking care of me: There is no doubt that I received life and development from Him, “There is none else besides Him.” Therefore, everything depends only on my attitude. I do not place conditions before the Creator that He will reveal Himself no matter what, but I just want to perform acts of bestowal.6

Construction starts from digging a pit and casting a foundation. Likewise, we lay a foundation for the common corrected soul of Adam HaRishon. For this we need to dig into the ground, and this is hard, dirty work. The one who does it sees nothing apart from excavation inside his egoism until he digs enough to lay a foundation for the building. Then perhaps he will gradually start to rise from the pit, above the foundation and erect the building itself.

To add levels is not a problem, someone can add them after us. What’s most important is to lay the first piles of the foundation, and we are very close to it.7
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/30/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Work in Faith Above Reason”
1  Minute 0:20
2  Minute 14:20
3 Minute 19:25
4 Minute 27:49
5 Minute 42:30
6 Minute 45:40
7 Minute 47:50

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Connection Without Smartphones

laitman_623In the News (BBC): “An app that rewards students for time spent away from their phones is being released in the UK. …

“It has proved popular in Scandinavia, with more than 120,000 users across Norway, Denmark and Sweden. …

“Students will accumulate 10 points for every 20 minutes that they do not use their mobile phone between 07:00 and 23:00 every day of the week.

“Points can be exchanged for goods and services within the app’s marketplace, with brands such as Caffe Nero, Vue cinemas and Amazon signed up.

“To earn two free coffees, students will need 300 points, which equates to 10 hours on the Hold app. For free popcorn at the cinema, they will need to spend two hours to accrue 60 points.

“Students can also exchange their points for books and stationery which are donated to schools via Unicef.”

My Comment: I am not sure that smartphones will be around for too much longer. Why do we need useless conversations that come from our inner worries, from misunderstanding what is happening around us and in the world? And when a person finds an answer to this and starts to hold on to the essence of what is happening, one will not need small talk, uselessly filling the air.

Judging by the intensity with which smartphones are used today, I think this will subside soon. Desire will vanish.

Question: Does that mean that the desire for physical communication will reignite?

Answer: No, it will be on a different level—internal. Other desires will appear, different goals. People will try to find an inner layer of nature in their relationships. This layer will attract them, carry them away, fill them up. They will seek this.

Question: What layer is that?

Answer: Information about our world, but more profound, hidden within nature. This is information about what happens in nature itself manifests in each of us and in the connections between us. This source will be very interesting to us.

All the rest, what we are still looking for today, is only an unconscious connection with the same source. We do not need anything else. This is exactly what we always want to find.
From KabTVs: “News with Michael Laitman,” 3/13/18

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New Life 1004 – The Right Approach To Life, Part 1

New Life 1004 – The Right Approach To Life, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Life is felt in the desire to receive pleasure that exists in everyone. This desire ruins our ability to perceive objective reality since “all who condemn do so through their own defect.” The wisdom of Kabbalah calls what exists prior to the person’s perception by the name of “Atzmuto” (“His Essence”), the primordial root. This primordial power is the Light that created and also influences the desire to receive. It projects a three-dimensional picture of the world within us that changes according to changes in our desires. To get the best picture of reality, we must understand the thought of the Light, which is to bestow to others. We must become more like the Light.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1004 – The Right Approach To Life,” Part 1, 4/29/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/7/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 4, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 2, Item 35

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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