To Pull Everyone Along

laitman_750.03Question: Why do you, a Kabbalist, do so many actions in the imaginary reality when you could transfer the scope of actions into the true spiritual reality?

Answer: It is in order to pull you along with me as part of my essence.

Question: Does it mean that you are responsible for people?

Answer: They all are my parts! Therefore, I am tied to them. And so is each of us. There is mutual inclusion of everybody into everything. Therefore, each of us pulls others and together we draw near to the world of eternity, of infinity.

By helping others, you eventually help yourself because all others are your spiritual part. All this is one Adam.

Question: Do I bestow to myself and not to another person?

Answer: Yes, but it seems to you that you bestow to others. The fact is that the state called Adam was broken into many parts, so that each part relative to others could move from its egoism to altruism and thus acquire the quality of the Creator, the quality of bestowal and love.

If this system did not break, how could it acquire the quality of the Creator? How would it act? Yet since we are broken and there is egoism between us, mutual rejection, we can overcome it and connect with others. Then the force of overcoming will become the force of our connection and similarity with the Creator. We need to reach this state.

This is the idea of the Creator: as a result of the shattering, the created being would become egoistic and all the force of light, the force of the Creator, the force of His love, would enter between us and turn into egoism, into hatred. We now need to revert it back into connection and love, and then we will become similar to the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 6/10/18

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What Is The Difference Between Fear And The Desire To Bestow?

laitman_237Question: Rabash writes that fear before the Creator arises when a person is afraid that he will be unable to bring contentment to Him. What is the difference between the fear before the Creator and the desire to bestow?

Answer: The desire to bestow is what I already have and I can use it.

It is unclear where it came from because there is no such desire in our world. If we give something to someone, it is a hidden reception, not bestowal. For example, a mother who takes care of her child in fact does not bestow to him, because he provides her with such fulfillment that she is prepared to do anything for him. This is not so in the spiritual world.

In the spiritual world, under the influence of the upper Light, we receive the true quality of bestowal and begin to feel pleasure in bestowing, exiting ourselves, and rising above ourselves. At first, it is egoistic: I feel good because I rise above myself, bestow, feel pleasure, and unconsciously work for the sake of it, but I strive for bestowal.

This is not yet an exit from egoism but already an intermediate state when I begin to appreciate the action of bestowal because it brings me certain dividends.

Question: The next degree is fear. If I tremble before the Creator and want to bestow to Him, why is this not the final stage yet?

Answer: It is not a complete desire because it is an intention. The intention should be connected with the desire and then realized. Fear alone is not enough here, it is necessary to reveal clear desires that can work with fear before the Creator.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/12/18

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 225

laitman_963.5Question: Can you explain what time is according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Time is the order of cause and effect in activities. They generate in our sensation a process that we call “time.”

Question: Suffering is given to people in order to awaken them to develop the point in the heart, which is a part of the upper world. But why do animals suffer?

Answer: All of us who inhabit our world constitute the common created desire and by correcting it, a person also corrects the future of all the levels of nature

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All The Correction Is In Unity

laitman_284.05The whole correction is in unity. All that we and the whole of creation need to do is to unite. If we strive only in the direction of unity within which the Creator will be revealed, and the goal of our life is the purpose of creation, then we are moving in the right direction.

The Bnei Baruch World Group is just a vanguard, which will be followed by more and more parts of the common broken soul joining us. Thus, the Creator will have the opportunity to be revealed inside the creations with all His might.1

I have to work on the love for my friends regardless of how my friends behave toward me. After all, I perceive them as if they were sent to me by the Creator who organizes this whole picture for me. I am obliged to accept it “as is” and to understand that I see not my friends, but myself in the reverse, inverted form, which appears to me in this form.

My friends’ behavior is a manifestation of my own properties, which I still need to correct. Therefore, it does not matter what I hear and feel communicating with my friends, how much they insult and neglect me, and not only they, but the whole world in general. I have to correct myself in such a way as to perceive each friend, my colleague on the path to the goal of creation, as my best friend, and to cultivate the love for him in myself.

Thanks to the love for my friend growing inside me, I will see that he is being corrected, suddenly becoming better, more pleasant, more desirable, softer and kinder, as it is written that “love will cover all transgressions.” Moreover, I will continue to see a bad attitude on his side and at the same time will envelop him with love until I reveal that all this is arranged by the Creator.

The Creator hardens my heart through such external attire so that I develop my property of bestowal above it. After all, it is impossible to develop upon pleasant things. I will naturally be nice to someone who loves me because it is pleasant and beneficial to my egoism.

If I see that friends neglect me and reject me, then I have the opportunity to work on it. I become very sensitive and notice such subtleties that I had not seen before: someone turns a little away from me, does not look at me in a friendly way, and ignores me. It suddenly hurts me and awakens resistance and hatred in me.

Yet, I prepare myself to hold back. Then, I try to awaken love in myself, covering with it all the flaws that I see in a friend. I then find out that there is no friend—these are my own egoistic properties that the Creator shows me. It is over this depth of egoism that I have the opportunity to build a connection with the Creator, adhere to Him, and see that there are no friends, only the Creator.

What’s most important is not to forget that all this is the work of the Creator, and my task is to check and find out that I am incapable of doing it by myself. The person cannot correct himself; he was created only to ask the Creator to correct him, he was created for prayer. We must always turn to the upper one and demand from him.

Our task is to identify our flaws and ask for their correction. Therefore, friends become a vital environment for me without which I would not be able to turn to the Creator. The worse, as it seems to me, my friends treat me, the more they help me turn to the Creator.

It turns out that I myself am looking for opportunities for correction, like an old man who is walking bent over and looking for something that he hasn’t yet lost. I make an effort to identify deficiencies that can be collected and added to my prayer.2

A friend is “bought” by one’s own self-annulment. I have to pay for the “purchase” with something, that is, to give up on something, to sacrifice my egoism. I cannot destroy my egoism, but it is possible to change its use from egoism to bestowal with the help of the Light that reforms This is called “buying a friend.”3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/18, Lesson Preparation for the Virtual Convention 2018
1 Minute 1:20
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3 Minute 1:28:50

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Pittsburgh Massacre: Understanding The Hatred Toward Jews

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 10/28/18

It is with great sadness that I need to react yet again to a horrible and tragic event. I hope we learn how we can truly prevent this from ever happening again.

My Thoughts On Twitter 10/28/18

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A sinner is one who doesn’t ask for others.
A person is judged only by how much he invests in promoting the souls toward the Creator.

Ego isolates a person from his soul, Adam.
The souls are connected with each other, while ego closes a person off like inside a cocoon or mummy. By coming out of it, in the connection with all other souls you discover the Creator—your upper, spiritual, eternal life.

We demand of the Creator to correct us, we compel Him to correct the connections between us. This is called “My sons have defeated Me.” We must constantly be in that demand to the Creator, as long as we’re discovering egoism. Don’t be afraid or ashamed—ask like children do.

We must discern that we can’t come closer to each other, we’re unable to overcome ego alone, we’re weak and don’t want this. But in spite of it, to ask the Creator, “Although I don’t want it, You correct me. Ego is nature, You created it. Therefore I can ask You to correct it.”

No one is bad. One is bad not inside himself, but only in that he doesn’t want to connect to others. Only this constitutes ego’s, our nature’s negative quality -only rejection of the connection between us. What matters most is to think of connection instead of yourself personally

Mutual guarantee is connection between souls and the Creator is light in the connection. Mutual guarantee: you leave your ego and gain a common spiritual body
In our world we’re pushed apart by ego; in the spiritual one we harmoniously connect by mutual guarantee and reveal the Creator

Mutual guarantee is the #1 quality of an integral system—unity of particular souls into a single soul, the unified system of Adam, like in a living organism.
We’re all interconnected, each one with each one. The net of forces that’s between us, connecting all of us is the Creator

One person can’t create an integral system. But if he exerts to gather people together, he’ll discover that this system is already there, ready.
As we come closer to it, we reveal the conditions for matching qualities and unity between us into one organism—the Soul.

We support each other so each one of us won’t forget that he faces “the field blessed by the Creator.” We enter this field, where each one of us can achieve—on the condition of mutual guarantee!—his entry into the spiritual world.

When upholding mutual guarantee, I must be guided only by myself—I shouldn’t wait for the same thing from the friends.
They can even obstruct me from upholding the mutual guarantee.
Because this is the condition the Creator has set for me.
Because there’s None Else Besides Him.

There’s just one problem in mutual guarantee: realizing that connection between us is the Creator. All “other” problems are there to push us toward identifying and correcting our connection with Him. It solves absolutely everything. I build the connection, and that’s the Creator!

Every person is how the Creator made him! Correct not yourself, but connection with others. Finding the right connection between us is our entire spiritual work—scrutinizing it ourselves and asking the Creator to show us how He created these connections, in bestowal (Hassadim)
and reception for the sake of bestowal (Hochma).

The law of general mutual guarantee determines our liberation of one another from egoism’s prison.
The friend will save me from egoism if I save him.
But I don’t depend on others if I uphold the mutual guarantee.
Others are the Creator—the condition for upholding mutual guarantee.

The Creator is the quality of bestowal and love revealed in mutual guarantee, in the connections.

The quality of the net of forces connecting particular souls into one common soul of Adam is mutual guarantee (Arvut).
How does Arvut differ from the Creator?
Arvut is the law of mutual guarantee, connection of #souls.

Inasmuch as we’re opposite in our ego-world, can’t stand and constantly clash with one another—to the extent we reveal Mutual Guarantee, spiritual mutual connection between us, where everyone’s superimposed with one another, we reveal that we all complement one another!

Your attitude to the friends, the way you see the friends—this is the Creator’s image in you.
Can you imagine how you imagine Him…?
You depict the Creator in you the same way you relate to the world!
From Twitter, 10/28/18

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How To Acquire The Desire To Bestow

Laitman_524.01Rabash, “Love of Friends – 2”: By which substance can one be brought to acquire a new quality that he must bestow, and that reception for self is faulty? This is against nature! Though at times, one receives a thought and desire that he must abandon self-love, which comes to us by hearing of it from friends and books, it is a very small force, which does not always shine for us…

A person, making timid attempts to get away from the power of the ego, may desire, scream, and pray, but this is all within the ego, inside his own cell. I remember how I wept from despair and Rabash laughed in my face. There are various challenges and moments.

This is all given to a person so that in the end one will realize that nothing is solved by the person alone. Everything is solved only by revering the group, and this is possible only with the help of the upper Light.

When joining the group, you do everything that it needs, you realize all your strength, and you do so in order to gather your friends together and make a vessel of them for the revelation of the Creator.

Question: It turns out that the influence of Kabbalistic books and sages are insufficient; we also need a group?

Answer: Of course. In the individual form, nothing happens. The influence of books on each of us is only necessary to awaken a person.

This is the preliminary information, the preliminary pressure on the person, which pushes him to the goal. Realization comes later, at a “mature age,” when a person is already in the group for several years, studies, communicates with his friends, and acquires some concepts and contacts. He masters the lexicon, a certain literature, because he must absorb it all.
From TV Program “The last generation” 4/12/18

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When Is War Justified?

laitman_293Question: Nowadays, when concepts of self-defense and humanitarian intervention have changed their meaning, how can we tell the difference between a “holy war” and just a war?

Answer: I would make such a differentiation: a justified war is a war of people fighting for their existence and for their territory, for their land. If somebody comes to them and wants to kill them, then as it is written: “forestall by slaying him.” (Tractate Sanhedrin, 72:1, Gemarah)

On the other hand, a country shouldn’t be going to war when it is not on its own territory, even if it does so under certain “humanitarian” guises. It should only use help from international powers when seeking peace and some kind of dialog, but not for war and military operations.

Therefore, only one thing is justified: If someone from the outside rises against a person, or a group of people, or a whole country, then in response, you can fight him and kill him, or even start this war first. However, if nobody from the outside rose against you, you should not attack him and fight with him under any pretext, even the most incredible one.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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