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So That The Heart Would Truly Love a Friend

laitman_933Rabash, “According to What Is Explained Concerning ‘Love Thy Friend as Thyself’”: Our sages said: “Disperse the wicked; better for them and better for the world.” In other words, it is better that they do not exist. However, it is the opposite with the righteous: “Assemble the righteous; better for them and better for the world.”

Initially, there were no righteous. The righteous are our corrected qualities. At every level when we enter a new degree, the old righteous fall, and the new sinners rise, and we turn them into righteous again.

“What is the meaning of “righteous”? It is those who want to keep the rule, “Love thy friend as thyself.” Their sole intention is to exit self-love and assume a different nature of love of others. And although it is a Mitzva [commandment] that should be kept, and that one can force oneself to keep, love is still something that is given to the heart, and the heart disagrees with it by nature. What, then, can one do to make love of others touch the heart?”

It is impossible. Only the upper Light can make such a correction for us. It is not within our power since it requires two forces: one that is uncorrected and the other that is the power of correction, which we do not have. We do not even know exactly how or what should be corrected.

This is why we were given the 612 Mitzvot: they have the power to induce a sensation in the heart. However, since it is against nature, that sensation is too small to have the ability to keep love of friends de facto, even though one has a need for it. Hence, now he must seek advice on how to actually implement it.

The advice for one to be able to increase his strength in the rule, “Love thy friend,” is by love of friends.

This speaks about the fact that there is bestowal and there is also reception for the sake of bestowal.

Question: Are the work in the tens, the workshops, and the studying all directed at only one thing: to attract the Light that reforms?

Answer: Yes, we do not need anything else. The Torah is the upper Light that corrects our egoistic desires and turns them into altruistic. The correction of an egoistic intention into an altruistic one is called observing a commandment.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/18/18

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New Life #1065 – Paradoxical Thinking And Spiritual Development

New Life #1065 – Paradoxical Thinking and Spiritual Development
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Paradoxes are resolved through awareness of the Creator. They come to me from one integrated source and I want to return them to this higher root. By working on myself to constantly be in bestowal and love, I discover the complementarity between opposites. The connection between good and evil is done only through transcendence to a third line, which unites the opposites. In spiritual development, we don’t destroy evil, or the ego. Instead, we transcend it because evil advances us. Human egoism is a destructive force, but if we construct a more advanced system of thought in which bestowal is more important than reception, it becomes a stimulus for spiritual development. The Torah encourages paradoxical thinking in order to elevate a person to a spiritual level. We can learn to love without eliminating hatred by rising above it.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1065 – Paradoxical Thinking And Spiritual Development,” 10/2/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/20/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “Two Opposites In One Subject”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16,  Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 78

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”, Title “Religion Is Not for the Sake of the People, but for the Sake of the Worker”

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