The teacher’s-instructor’s remoteness from the students gives them a chance to get organized and build the group—take a step forward.
My remoteness is a possibility for our internal closeness, a chance to propel the group forward, the way a running deer turns its head back…
If the group doesn’t yet recognize the practical realization of spiritual rules by faith above reason, then it’s an amateurs club. But when they recognize the need to unite “against them” and together ask the Creator “to unite against their desire,” the group is then born.
It’s time to practically realize the knowledge received over many years. We can’t do it ourselves. These are the conditions the Creator gives us. We must ask Him for friends to desire His qualities of connection, bestowal, love. It’s time to realize the knowledge! Only together!
Spiritual growth happens only when a covenant, agreement, is made between the friends, group and Creator. Relations in the group wane with the ego’s growth. Appealing to the Creator corrects egoism. In the corrected ego, similarity to the Creator, the Creator/upper world, is revealed.
Any feeling wanes till oblivion since our ego constantly develops. We must always look for ways to develop our connection so our yearning for spirituality will appear new. It is our constant work to reveal an aspiration to the Creator just like the moment we discovered the path.
Baal HaSulam: I advise you to awaken fear of the chance that love between us may wane. If we don’t constantly multiply love, it’s already a dereliction. Since by not multiplying or developing our connection, we already disrupt the proper development, we fall instead of growing.
When the awakening is gone and you feel no desire for the group and the Creator, you feel no importance, and wish to revert to egoistic relations, work toward closeness must be carried out coercively. We must subjugate ourselves to the covenant we made before, through MAN, prayer.
BOREH Creator—BO – come + RE – see
Religious #faith is a psychological, unsubstantiated conviction. Religious people believe that God exists. When proof is available, faith becomes knowledge.
To a Kabbalist, God is the Creator that’s revealed to the person who attains Him as knowledge.
If relationships in the group get ruined in the future, the covenant we made will oblige us to continue the connection and love, which will definitely get ruined so that we’ll grow with the ego’s growth in us. We must therefore go blindly against it.
A sacrifice, Kurban, is from the word “Karov,” closer to the Creator
By removing egoism from our relations, we sacrifice it to be closer to the Creator.
But we must add “salt” to the sacrifice—a preservative guaranteeing that in bad circumstances/quarrels, we’ll act just as in love.
Only by feeling the friend’s desire for spiritual ascent can I turn to the Creator with it, raise MAN, and receive light, the force to implement that desire, for his and His sake, MAD, since otherwise my appeal will be egoistic.
Only another person can help me rise above egoism.
Why is our organization non-religious, not requiring observance of commandments?
-It’s to attract people with just one quality: aspiration to reveal the meaning of life, the goal of creation and the Creator, meaning separately from the material world.
I require the group to protect me from “ideas” of my egoism and the whole world. I want to live in a state of bestowal instead of reception, meaning in different calculations than the world.
I can do this if the group’s influence is stronger that the influence of my and the external ego.
A screen is a spiritual energy shield—against mine or external egoistic influences. It’s when I place unity in the group (mutual guarantee, the covenant, the goal of creation and etc.) above my calculations and consider only decisions of “faith above reason.”
Inasmuch as one can annul oneself before the teacher, one annuls oneself before the Creator.
Accepting the teacher’s importance instead of your own and carrying it out is the key to success.
Realize: if you don’t listen to the teacher, you break your connection with the Creator.
From Twitter, 10/29/18