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What Gives Strength To A Desire?

laitman_567.04Question: What awakens a desire? For a Kabbalist, what determines if it will be realized and in what form?

Answer: Desires are awakened by the upper Light, or the Creator who acts upon us with greater or lesser intensity. Accordingly, more or fewer desires appear in me.

Desire is common, but the light itself, acting on us, outlines in each of us the desires of the inanimate, plant, animal, and human levels. I then begin to feel myself on all these levels.

This includes every kind of desire, from the lowest to the highest, because everything comes from the same source.

Question: What gives strength to a desire?

Answer: The intensity of the Light that descends upon it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/13/18

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Yom Kippur: Disclosure Of Desires That Need Correction

laitman_294.2The earthly calendar with its holidays does not quite reflect what is happening in the spiritual world. The state called “Yom Kippur” can be realized on Hanukkah or Purim, and Passover, the exodus from Egypt, can happen at any moment. In our world, everything is determined by a common inanimate system, but in spirituality, everything depends on a person, on his individual development. Therefore, it is quite possible that one of us is in the state of Purim, another one is in the state of Pesach, and still another is in an ordinary weekday or the ninth of Av.

Spiritual states refer to the unification of people until the complete restoration of the common system of the first man, Adam. This system was shattered and we need to reassemble it. Gradually, all its broken connections are revealed, all the severity of the shattering that penetrated to the very depths of nature.

Yom Kippur is a harsh state. However, it is very important for correction because on this day the lack of connection between us is revealed, the lack of faith, the lack of the feeling of the Creator. Also, the correction of this day is: “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,” that is, feeling the upper force as yourself. By connecting with each other, we allow the Creator to be revealed between us and we adhere with Him.

Yom Kippur is the disclosure of all the desires that need correction. The main thing is to reveal one’s evil, because the correction will already be fulfilled by the upper Light. Our task is to realize our own evil, to hate it, and to want to get out of it. And the Creator will complete this work for us.1

All the sins occur only for one reason: the absence of the feeling of the Creator. One can even say that the absence of the feeling of the Creator is the main crime.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/18/18,  “Yom Kippur
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 9:05

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New Life #75 – Money And Family

New Life #75 – Money And Family
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz


Economic distress can be a lever for connection within the family, and from family connection to connection to save humanity.

Material pleasures dissipate whereas emotional satisfaction within a family lasts. Economic hardship will force people to connect with family members as in the past, but this time they will choose to connect out of a growing awareness of the importance and value of connection within families and society at large. People will learn how to introduce warmth and connection in their families through integral education and workshops. No one will want to be alone any more.
From KabTV’s “New Life #75 – Money And Family,” 9/16/12

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