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My Thoughts On Twitter 1/14/19

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Yesterday an international women’s virtual conference was held: “Creating the right, good environment.”
#Women today readily accept responsibility for the world’s #future.
For that they must rise above conflicts, make concessions and unite, turning the world into a warm home.

Don’t replace hatred with love—you’ll ruin the love!
It’s recommended to preserve everything bad, but learn to cover it with goodness, love.
Covering means maintaining their correspondence, being between them.
Then you’ll stand on two feet, growing both of these qualities.

What is required of me at the Congress?
To focus on the desire to reveal an inner connection that exists between all creatures. By revealing it, I’ll reveal all of creation and the Creator. For this sake I detach from myself, striving to immerse into and feel the reality of unity.

Mass immigration from the south is a threat to the US since it’ll bring democrats to power—forever.
Hence liberals desire migrants, no matter who they are. This gives them power over whites—and the USA will repeat the path of South Africa. The US has to focus on itself. America first!

The Torah tells a person about what is happening in him.
The point in the heart, Moses, is born from those who fled Babylon, but grows inside the ego—Pharaoh’s house.
Once ripened, he assesses Pharaoh as an evil ruler, separates from him, and then leads the people …
… all of one’s qualities, out of his rule.

Learn not to fear descents—the main thing is to keep aiming for the Creator, as if driving on a bumpy road, being thrown to and fro, but keeping going. Every descent and ascent is correction of desires. With every bump you are closer to the goal. Their number is limited.
The main thing is to aim for the Creator.

To receive correcting light, one must gain confidence in the friends’ mutual support. This is faith in the friends, not faith in the Creator. The way a drowning man clings to a log or a baby to its mom—that is how I’m confident in the friends, and by that ready to feel the Creator.

The crisis will compel the world to realize egoism as the reason for the crisis.
Revealing a need to eradicate the ego,
Compelling people to gather into groups to draw the force of correction—
to the degree of efforts to converge according to Rabash’s articles about the group.
Or to die.
But we can come together ahead of time, before the suffering.

Self-criticism and dwelling on oneself aren’t qualities of a person who works on himself, but one who follows his ego’s whims.
Seriousness of the work is revealed in maintaining the greatness of the goal inside you—of attaining bestowal to the Creator.
This is possible only “From love for the neighbor (group) to love for the Creator.”

Realization of ego’s evil, Adam’s question to the Creator, “Will my donkey and I really eat from the same bowl?”—will I enjoy only bodily fulfillment? Where is man in me?
The Creator: The ego’s evil will be revealed. You will then earn your bread in the sweat of your brow” …
—you’ll reveal the Creator and become human.
From Twitter, 1/14/19

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The Proper Study

laitman_259.01It is very important to prepare yourself for the lesson. From the moment a person wakes up, washes himself, has a cup of coffee, gets dressed and comes to the place of study, he must constantly think about why he does all this. He will then come to the lesson with the right attitude and will begin to study.

To study means to sit with friends and check to what extent I am connected with them. If I am already at the stage of Rabbi Shimon, then I will feel hatred and rejection toward my friends. This is how the possibility of correction is revealed to me from above. I come not indifferent, but with a warm heart, either for or against connection.

Accordingly, it is determined whether I need the Torah or not, in the Light that returns to the source, which connects me with others. In our unity, we reveal all the letters of the Torah, all the properties of bestowal, so that later, according to these properties, we will reveal the Creator. Studying is an aid, but the main thing is the connection between us.1

The articles help us organize ourselves correctly, and The Study of the Ten Sefirot draws the reforming Light to us. However, in its study lurks another danger: beginning to study for the sake of gaining knowledge, not for the sake of the Torah, that is, the Light of correction. Maybe you want to know how many angels there are in heaven and what their names are? It is very important that “wisdom does not exceed your deeds,” that is, actions of bestowal. It is necessary to study for the sake of bestowal, otherwise you will distance yourself from the Creator and cultivate your pride.

While studying the articles that talk about the person’s path to the Creator, it is not so difficult to keep in the same direction with the text. But in this way we attract less reforming Light because we do not study the actions of the Creator. Whereas The Study of the Ten Sefirot, The Tree of Life, and The Book of Zohar contain very great Light. Not all parts of the Torah contain the same amount of reforming Light.

However, it is necessary to understand that a person cannot only study or read articles all the time. It is necessary to combine both. However, drawing the Light is of primary importance. If it were possible to draw the Light by jumping up ten times, we would jump. We need a means to draw the Light. Therefore, we see that the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed precisely in the form that allows it to become such a means for the current generation.2

The Light that returns to the source transfers the power of bestowal to us. We do not feel the Light itself, but only the result of its action. It is impossible to feel the Light itself, just like we do not feel electricity, but only the consequences of its work. The result of the action of the reforming Light is my desire to bestow. I do not want to be inside myself; I want to exist in others, in the Creator.3

People can do anything when they’re in a religious ecstasy: jump over fires and even burn themselves, and all this is for what purpose? Kabbalah says that there is the upper system that we can awaken by studying. We study the actions of the system, its work. And while reading, I want the system to work on my correction. I am not asking to make it worse for someone or better for myself. I ask that I become good inside, not that I feel good.

I can then bestow to others. That is, I will be able to pass the force that has now come to me and corrects me through myself to others and become a transmitter.4
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/7/19, Lesson on the Topic “The Right Way To Study The Wisdom Of Kabbalah”1 Minute 22:15
2 Minute 27:30
3 Minute 49:55
4 Minute 1:10:15

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Don’t Work In Vain

Laitman_524.01Rabash, The Social Writings, the article “The Agenda of the Assembly 2”: When one exerts, he should make certain that it is not without reward. It is as we say in the prayer, “And came unto Zion,” “Lest we touch in vain.”Rather, when one goes to an assembly, he should acquire nourishments there so that when he goes home he will be able to see if he has something to put in the Kelim. Then he will have the nourishments to feed himself until the next meeting.

The fact is that the forces that a person can allegedly pull out of himself and from the surrounding nature by his own efforts, are not a spiritual result. A spiritual result can be obtained only when a person in a group, in connection with his friends, achieves a common desire with them, and from there draws strength that enables him to advance.

It turns out that all his spiritual work takes place at the expense of the power that he absorbs at the assemblies of friends—from assembly to assembly.

Question: It is written: “when one exerts, he should make certain that it is not without reward.” Should a person take care that he is paid for the effort that he makes?

Answer: Can it be that he works for free, that is, without visible, tangible results? Then he will be unable to understand whether he works or not.

There are people who are ready to do everything and somehow do not think about a reward. They believe that this speaks of their spirituality, although in fact it speaks of their levity. You need be very clear about what efforts you make, what you strive for, and what result you expect.

Question: That is, when we say, “like an ox under the yoke and a donkey carrying the load,” this does not mean that a person simply decided, “I invest and don’t think about a reward; I just follow this track”?

Answer: There is nothing praiseworthy in this approach. A person by nature cannot help but think about a reward. In this case, he should think about how to achieve the revelation of the Creator, that is, the revelation of the properties of bestowal and love in himself.

Question: Is this the intention that a person must go with to the assembly of friends?

Answer: Indeed. Otherwise, what is the meaning of his existence? Each of us must reach the highest state.

Question: And what do I give from myself to my friends?

Answer: You give them your participation, your strength, your spirit, and they give you theirs. In this way, when everyone is recharging from everyone, it turns out to be a very serious feeding of the whole ten, and everyone can do the work for the ten. This is how the goal is reached.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/27/18

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Finding My Spiritual Self

Laitman_419Question: What does it mean to exit myself? Does this mean that I should observe my own behavior and thoughts as if from the outside?

Answer: Getting out of myself means exiting your egoism, finding my spiritual self by disengaging from my physical self. We feel the entire physical world within our egoism. The spiritual world is felt through the property of bestowal. Exiting the property of reception and entering the property of bestowal is called “sensing a new world,” a state that exists, but we could not see it before. It reveals itself because you change your point of view.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/5/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/14/19

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 3 “Love of Friends – 1” (1984)

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16, Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 274

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Title “Appellations Alien to the Human Spirit”

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