My Thoughts On Twitter 9/7/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

To reveal harmony, unity and perfection, the Creator created a system opposite to Him. That’s how you can research Him. Through the negative system, you’ll reveal the Creator as the only and perfect one. Precisely by virtue of egoism, which He created opposite to Him.

For Rosh HaShanah, I would like to wish everyone what we lack most—connection, closeness between us, love!
This always saved our nation, it’s in the code and chromosomes of our nation.
“Love your neighbor as yourself”—this is what we must implement between us and in the world.
From Twitter, 9/7/18

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A Wish To Be The Head And Not The Tail

laitman_254.03On Rosh HaShanah we ask the Creator to make us a “head” and not a “tail” in the new year. This means that we want to work according to intention and thought, not according to the force of desire. We want to rise above the desire toward the thought, which is called faith above reason, and to be concerned with the intention with which we use our desire.

We do not want the desire to determine our actions as it does today. Now, we are under the control of the desire, which is driving us, determining our actions and intentions. All our intentions are aimed only at fulfilling our desires.

We, however, want to correct the relationship between the intention and the desire so that the intention would govern the desire. The intention for the sake of bestowal, which is called “faith,” will rule over the desire that will realize this intention.

This is a big shift in the spiritual work. In the beginning of the path, we only pay attention to our desire and want to realize it. Then we begin to scrutinize our intentions, which for now are also egoistic. We then, however, see that intention can be different. The reforming Light influences us and changes our attitude toward our desire to enjoy and the Creator’s desire.

As a result of working in the group, the study, and the influence of the reforming Light, we begin to perceive the Creator as more important. We have not yet revealed the Creator, but we already feel that it is important for us to think about Him, to give Him joy, to come closer to Him, and to adhere to Him. This already pertains to the intention; we ask the Creator for an opportunity to act in this way.

It follows that there is no good or evil in the world. It only appears this way to me so that I would have an opportunity to come to know the upper force, to discern it, unite with it, to attain it,  and to understand the Creator.

That is, in the beginning, we are governed by the desire, and in the end, by the intention. It does not matter if the desire is to receive or to give, whenever possible I use every desire only for the sake of realizing my intention to bestow.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/22/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Rosh HaShana

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The Human Prerogative

laitman_278.01Question: What does the upper providence manage? What remains in the person’s power and freedom, which is not subject to management from above?

Answer: Everything except our freedom of will is the Creator’s prerogative.

Freewill means to determine at every minute what else I can add to get closer to other people.

Our task is to connect all the elements of the spiritual scheme together into a single system. I thus have to determine whether I can do this with greater success at every given moment. In essence, this is my job, and I cannot escape it. However, the question is, did I put my efforts into it or will the upper world, the Creator, force me to do it?

It is between these two possibilities that my freedom of will lies: either I myself rush forward to connect with everyone, or I will be forced from above. Therefore, freedom of will, as Baal HaSulam writes in the article of the same name, is to get involved in the environment, to receive the corresponding desires, aspirations, and goals from it, and to realize them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/22/18

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New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah, Part 1

New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah has passed orally from teacher to student for 5,778 years according to the dedication and open heart of the student. The oral Torah transmits how to perform the corrections about which the written Torah speaks. For example, in the Torah of Moses, one can read how to achieve the goal of creation, which is adhesion with the Creator according to “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). Realization of the Torah of Moses, however, requires additional guidance because in his generation, he could not have written otherwise. It is necessary to add exercises and give verbal advice in order for the student to connect with people like him in love and to discover the Creator. The Kabbalist teaches his students how to break their focus and redirect their views toward the upper world. The students must adapt themselves to discovering the Creator, the characteristic of love and bestowal. The upper world that is opened is an upside-down world; it is entirely bestowal and love beyond time, motion, and space.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah,” part 1, 4/24/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 9/7/18

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Lesson on the Topic “Conception”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Meaning of Conception and Birth”

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