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My Thoughts On Twitter 6/13/18

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And specifically among Israel analysts: Will #Trump be able to make a deal to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? #Palestinian #Israeli
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The #TrumpKimSummit generated a renewed sense of hope along with questions about the #future. Will we witness a new and peaceful North Korea? Will Trump’s deal-making skills become instrumental in promoting world #peace?
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From Twitter, 6/13/18

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Right And Left Lines

laitman_558Question: In the book Shamati (I Heard), the term “right and left line” is often encountered. In which states are we in the left line and in which ones in the right?

Answer: These are quite difficult concepts.

The right line, as a rule, is bestowal, love, emanation, Light.

The left line is egoism, reception, attraction to yourself.

We must remain in two lines because a connection with man or with the Creator is built on the interaction of bestowal and reception.

The combination of both lines creates a middle line, the correct combination of properties of giving and receiving. In it, we build up a dynamic system of interconnection. For example, I receive as much as I give you, and you receive as much as you give me. By correctly adjusting our connection, we begin to feel the Creator between the two lines.

In other words, the middle line is the Creator Himself. His disclosure is built on two opposite properties, but these properties do not have anything to do with Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/10/17

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Do Many Good Deeds

laitman_597.01Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: It is impossible to taste pleasure in adhesion before one performs many good deeds that can affect it, meaning by strict observance of this condition to bring Him contentment, or in other words, delight in the contentment given to the Creator by performing the commandment. After one feels the great pleasure in the acts, it is possible to understand Him, to the extent of that pleasure.

To bring contentment to the Creator, one must perform good deeds for others because it does not matter whether you do them with respect to people or to the Creator. However, our egoism revolts against this.

Concerning the Creator, you seem to be ready to do good deeds because your egoism indulges in it. But, if you really want them to be for His sake, it is only possible by doing them for people.

Question: Does this mean that without actions I cannot come to adhesion with the Creator in my intentions?

Answer: No! Your intentions only deceive you, while actions indicate that your intentions are true.

The most important action is to organize people so that they are connected with each other by good ties.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 12/11/17

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To Feel The World Outside of Yourself

Laitman_931.02Question: On one hand, there is the principle “The judge has only what his eyes see.” On the other hand, it is said that there is nothing around us except the white Light that fills everything. How can we reconcile these two principles?

Answer: If you want to understand this, stick to a very simple principle: using the methodology of Kabbalah, unite in groups and try to feel the others. You will begin to feel the spiritual world in them.

Suppose I feel only myself now. If I exit from my own feelings and begin to sense my friends from within, if I perform a restriction (Tzimtzum Aleph) on the desires “for self alone” and enter the quality of bestowal, then I will feel each friend as a spiritual being, a Sefira. All of them together will feel like a Partzuf that is filled with Light, called the Creator.

Together, the Light, the Creator, and the totality of the Sefirot—everything except my animal “I”—will be called a soul. It turns out that together with my friends, I create my soul and each of them does so in relation to the others.

Question: What will I see in a state of “outside myself”?

Answer: You will see the forces that govern the entire universe acting through a multitude of higher laws—their beginning, process, effect, and conclusion. This understanding permeates your desire, fulfilling it. You perceive this fulfillment as the most enormous, highest pleasure of your eternal existence.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/10/17

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Which Forces Does Kabbalah Operate?


Question: Which forces does Kabbalah operate?

Answer: Two forces exist in nature: the force of reception and the force of bestowal, plus and minus. They affect our desire. The desire to receive exists in each of us from the beginning—we are born with it. The desire to bestow, however, we must win for ourselves from nature, from the Creator.

Everything happens as in physics: one force repels, the other attracts. We act based on these natural properties. Even when we talk about desires, prayer, and aspirations, we mean only forces.

The force to receive is our nature: I want to pull that which I desire to me, to get the maximum pleasure with the minimum effort.

The power of bestowal is the power of Light. If I absorb the desire of a friend, if I want my friend to receive and I try to fill this desire, then the strength with which I want to do this is called the power of bestowal.

It needs to be discovered, just like electricity was discovered. To do this, I need to feel a friend more closely than myself. When I reveal the power of bestowal, I begin to adjust myself with the help of both forces. Between them, I am able more and more to determine the joint property of bestowal and reception in which I feel the Creator.

The most important thing for me is to reveal the Creator as much as possible between these two opposite forces: reception and bestowal.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/4/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/13/18

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 5, Item 84

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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