My Thoughts On Twitter 9/1/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Switch from self-protection to sternness toward yourself.
And gentleness toward the friend…
Relax, be closer to your friend with your heart.
Let go of the resistance.
Set yourself free, like a bird out of a cage.
#Wisdom #quotes #Motivation #success

Kabbalah’s difference from other teachings: They use elements of Kabbalah to describe actions in our world. There’s nothing spiritual in our body/actions! Kabbalah doesn’t say a word about our world. Only by receiving Ohr Makif will we attain the quality of bestowal/the upper world.

The Creator’s gift is when you feel a desire to bestow to Him.
This is called the light of faith. It carries the quality of bestowal.
It produces a desire to think about the Creator, to please Him.
This becomes important like a mother cares for her baby.
We attain our mutual work.

The Creator’s greatness is the sensation that He governs all my states and there’s None else besides Him. There’s no other force. He incorporates all decisions, thoughts, forces. If one feels this, it means he attains the Creator’s greatness and there is nothing above/besides it

In Hebrew the New Year is the Head of the year: we ask to be the head, not tail. We wish to rise above egoistic desires, to bestow and not receive, so the intention of bestowal—i.e., equivalence to the Creator, will determine all our actions. And likewise all year long.
From Twitter, 9/1/18

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Unite To Exit Egypt

749.02Rabash, The Social Writings, “Love of Friends”: “And the man said: ‘They are departed hence.’” And Rashi interpreted that they had departed themselves from the brotherhood, meaning they do not want to bond with you. This, in the end, caused Israel’s exile in Egypt. And to be redeemed from Egypt, we must take it upon ourselves to enter a group that wants to be in love of friends, and by that we will be rewarded with exodus from Egypt and the reception of the Torah.

Love is actually revealed in Egypt.

“They are departed hence” means that the friends (a person’s qualities) do not want to unite because the person has not yet achieved an equivalent state.

Everything depends on Joseph (within the individual): he collects all the qualities, he is the connecting point between the Malchut and the Creator’s qualities.

The lack of the desire to unite lead to the nation of Israel (a person’s initial qualities) meriting the revelation of the true egoism, which prior to this was hidden from them. Now it is revealed and now they can use it, with the help of the Pharaoh and the revelation of evil, rise above it, and begin the real work, in other words, build a screen over the egoism and finally work in the reflection.

Question: Why does the entrance of the nation of Israel into Egypt help Joseph unite his brothers?

Answer: The brothers are all of his qualities that appear in an egoistic form and Joseph understands that he must correct himself, he must include, absorb into himself, all of Pharaoh, all of Egypt.

Therefore, he reveals himself as the substitute for the Pharaoh and begins to work on himself in such a way as to unite his Malchut with the upper nine Sefirot. After all, Joseph is Yesod. On one hand, it is the last of the upper Sefirot, but on the other hand, it is above Malchut. That is, he begins to work on real connection.

In other words, Joseph had to “plunge” into Egypt. Prior to this, he did not really know his own nature, like a person who comes to Kabbalah, studies several years, and does not know what for. He does not know! The real egoism has not yet appeared in him so that he could understand what he needs this for.

Question: Why was Joseph too “clean” for his brothers?

Answer: If the ego has not yet been revealed in a person, it does not mean that he is clean. Even in a newborn baby, everything is already there. Just give it a chance to reveal its ego and you will see what it is. That is why everything is relative.

When everything that exists within a person—hatred, greed, all sins—is revealed and corrected, then he can be called clean: inside are frightening qualities, but outside is corrected.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 2/1/18

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Spark Of Faith

laitman_243.01What’s most important is the force of bestowal, the force of faith, and Malchut, the desire to receive, always remains under restriction. The restriction never disappears; it is only possible to rise above it. Within Malchut, we experience darkness and helplessness; that is, we want to grab, take, and possess everything around us, but it will never work. The restriction will always be there and Malchut will remain empty without Light.

In this world we are given an illusion that we can fulfill ourselves, but this is only so that it is possible to exist and discover the higher laws of nature: bestowal instead of reception, Bina instead of Malchut, faith instead of reason, Light instead of darkness, good instead of evil. We are building an anti-egoistic screen, separating reason from faith, the desire to receive from the desire to bestow.

We are refusing to use our desires to receive pleasure directly. Instead, we want to use them in the opposite form, rising “above them” in order to bestow. Of course, we understand that we do not have the strength for this because our entire nature is based on reception. But, in certain people in whom the point in the heart is revealed that awakens them to spirituality, there is an opportunity to actualize this.

The point in the heart is the seed of faith, a spark left over from the screen that existed even before the shattering of the collective soul. This spark appears within the desire to receive, within the darkness, within the egoistic reason.

Reason is constantly growing under the influence of the internal engine of evolution: spiritual and material development. However, faith grows within us only when we draw the upper Light to ourselves, which then draws us closer to the source. The upper Light acts on us and changes us.

The Light’s influence on us depends on our effort to rise in faith above reason, to use our desire to receive as little as possible only when it is necessary. Simultaneously, we act out building an environment within the group as if we are already in the desire to bestow and love and unity dwells between us.

Even though we have neither the strength nor the desire for this, we still make an effort and draw the surrounding, reforming Light to ourselves. This is the same Light that filled our soul in its corrected form before the shattering. This Light lights up the point in the heart—the spark left in us from the screen that existed in the collective soul, in Adam HaRishon—and the spark gradually grows into a screen.

That is how we arrive at the restriction (the screen) and the reflected Light and receive a new Kli (vessel). The desire to receive—reason, Malchut—remains in the dark, while above it, the Light builds a screen and the sensation of the qualities of bestowal and unity. To the extent that this occurs, we feel the quality of bestowal or, in other words, faith. We become aware that it comes to us from a certain force, and depending on our similarity of form with it, we experience the general quality of bestowal or, in other words, the Creator.

We can then make a comparison. Depending on the difference between our quality of bestowal and the general quality of bestowal, the Creator, we experience either concealment or its opposite, revelation and attainment. This is how, through concealment and revelation, we begin to attain the Creator. The relationship between us and the Creator is called “this world” or the extent of revelation or concealment of the upper force from us.1

“Reason” is the way in which I see and experience myself and the world. I need to make a restriction on this. That is, I need to live not in this reason, but above it. I want to understand the world differently, in the way it is seen by the Creator, as the world of bestowal, unity, and love. Then it is as if I live in two worlds: in the reason of this world, which I perceive through my five sensory organs, and in faith, in the reality I would be in if I were corrected together with the friends, a corrected group and the Creator clothed in us.

Between us we build the type of connection where the upper force can be expressed because of the similarity of our qualities, all the way to its complete revelation. In other words, we construct a spiritual society.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson on 8/17/18, Lesson on the Topic “The Work Within Reason And The Work Above Reason”
1 Minute 00:30
2 Minute 10:30

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