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From Twitter 6/19/18
The Creator receives tremendous pleasure from the fact that the created being enjoys Him, becomes same as Him. And if we are in union with Him, then we must try to bring Him this pleasure.1
I must always check myself, my mood, do I feel the greatness of the Creator or not? If I am not filled with joy from the fact that I live in the world of the Creator who fills me and everything around me, that means that I am still lacking His greatness.2
There is no stronger, deeper, or more infinite pleasure then what comes from the revelation of the Creator. This fills the entire horizon, a person no longer sees anything else—everything is seen only against this background. And today we must try to be in this very state: the Creator is the constant background, lighting the entire reality, and we must connect all of reality to Him, and that is why we must see all of reality only as a means for the revelation of His greatness.
The greatness of the Creator distances us from us all problems, all disturbances, all barriers. All pleasures and fulfillments are also only from the greatness of the Creator. Any deficiency in any place is elicited by the deficiency of the greatness of the Creator and is corrected only by it until we fill all of reality with Him.
But I do not erase the problems because if they disappear, I lose the need for the greatness of the Creator. The egoistic desire will be pleased and I will not need anything else. But how can I awaken the darkness myself? As it is written: “Each man will help his neighbor”—between us we form new needs toward the greatness of the Creator. Therefore the shattering occurred so that through the connection between us, we can form the need for the revelation of the Creator.3
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/27/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”
1 Minute 1930
2 Minute 21:00
3 Minute 29:55
If I want to achieve equivalence of form with the Light and bestow to others, then I become a spiritual Partzuf. After all, I restrict my desire to receive and connect to others who become my nine upper Sefirot. And I bestow to them through my desire to receive, my Malchut. And each in the ten does the same.
Then, through the mutual connection between us, we create a network, “a ten.” This ten is not built on the individual bestowal of each one to the others, but on mutual group bestowal. Through this, we acquire a new level of bestowal and a mutual Sefira appears for us, the Sefira of Keter (the Creator), as well as a mutual Malchut created by the Creator, through which we want to bestow to Him.
And then the ten becomes as one. This is a perfect spiritual Partzuf in which there is a soul—not in each of us individually, but in each connected to all others.
Each of us is like a cell in the body. But if we connect, then we turn into an organ, which can, from within itself, find out what the Creator’s attitude toward it is. By myself I am not capable of experiencing this, but only if I connect with others and build the system from our connections. And then, within this system, I can reveal the force of bestowal, the Creator. This becomes my Kli, my soul. The soul is an instrument for the revelation of the Creator.
I have nothing to give to the Creator. But, by giving to others, I offer the Creator a place to be revealed. In other words, we reveal Him by building Him in the connections between us.1
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/27/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot,
1 Minute 46:00
The soul is the property of bestowal and love, which we receive through the upper Light. Therefore, it can be achieved only through annihilation of egoism.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/4/18
The main thing is our unity through which we re-establish the shattered soul of Adam. A person’s work is to correct all parts of this soul, to connect them together by gradually connecting with each other more and more. First of all, we need to figure out what is preventing us, what is the resistance to our unity. It is in our personal inner qualities, not some external enemy. This enemy sits within us and instead of hiding it, we need to correct it so that we can turn hatred of others into love of others. When we draw this adversary toward connection, it becomes 620 times more significant, stronger, and deeper than it was prior to the shattering.
It turns out that it was not a shattering; but only the revelation of the hidden evil. It existed from the beginning within Adam, but had not manifested. And when he wanted to use his desire to receive in order to bestow, he could not do it because the egoistic qualities were then revealed.
We need to understand the essence of the shattering, the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. It was the revelation of evil that had been placed there initially and suddenly was revealed. He then felt broken, in the sense that he was unable to maintain the previous unity.
We all are the consequences of this action, which is called the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, the destruction of the Temple, the shattering, and we need to find out exactly where those desires are.1
The evil inclination is only that which resists connection, the will to receive positioned opposite to the intention to bestow. Initially this desire was restricted, it was unable to work with receiving in order to bestow. And that is why when this structure called Adam started working with these desires to receive in order to bestow his sin was revealed, in other words, his egoistic intention.
We need to correct these desires that unfold as shattered, starting with the lightest and moving to the heavier. This takes time; we do this in small portions until we return back to the corrected general soul of Adam. We come to the very state that Adam HaRishon wanted to be in, performing the action of receiving for the sake of bestowal in his whole soul, as if he had succeeded.
But in fact, it is not quite the same state. That is why we had to go through this entire process, because we reveal the evil through it. And the disclosure of evil is a tremendous contribution to the correction and to the final state. This evil possesses great power, directly opposite to the Light, to the Creator. And it is exactly through this power of evil and its various appearances that we attain the Creator’s nature, His character, His style.
We come to understand the depth and the multifaceted nature of the evil of egoism and begin to gradually bring it to the good. Ultimately, we acquire a corrected desire in which there are two forces: our desire to unite and the egoism resisting it, both working in order to strengthen the power of the future connection between us and the Creator.
That is why it is impossible to have evil without good or good without evil—both of them must function together. And actually, they faithfully do their work in order to reveal the Creator and give Him pleasure. The entire system is geared toward this and we only need to add our work.2
From all our brief and limited lives, we have one opportunity: to reveal the source of life and to establish an eternal connection with Him. Therefore, we try to establish these connections with the friends. I am obligated to connect to the system since it is only from the ten Sefirot that I will be able to attain the upper force.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/6/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 3:50
3 Minute 48:13
Question: I study the theoretical part of Kabbalah in order to more easily depict a spiritual connection. Why do I need so much knowledge if I study this material for myself?
Answer: You need it precisely so you could understand your own structure and the structure of the world.
You are studying the eternal science! You will need it in this world and in the next world, in this life and in the “other-worldly” life.
Study it! This is what will remain with you forever.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/10/17
New Life 1009 – Education For A Healthy Imagination
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Children’s education should include discussion about the Creator as the general force of nature and how we get closer to the Creator when we get closer to each other, as well as how to differentiate between this truth and imagination. For example, if children are exposed to content in which still, vegetative, and animate levels of reality speak, parents should explain that this does not happen in reality. Children should be protected by loving parents who avoid talking about death since they cannot accept this. A healthy imagination revolves around depicting a good future for people and society at large.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1009 – Education for a Healthy Imagination,” 5/8/18
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