Make Space For The Creator In The Assembly Of Friends

laitman_260The assembly of friends (Yeshivat Haverim) is the most important action. And this is not only when we gather physically and sit together. Assembly (sitting together) in spirituality means that we do not use our desires to receive but only the desires to bestow (to sit). We restrict our desires to receive and relate to each other only with bestowal.

While preparing for the assembly of friends, I should imagine that I am going to assemble and unite the parts of my soul into one soul, into one spiritual Partzuf, despite all their differences. And the more this Partzuf grows, improving its quality, the more noticeable the internal differences between the friends will become, simply unbearable. But at the same time, we should unite in order to create one spiritual Kli, a Partzuf in which all opposing properties exist and unite above all differences.

From this, it is clear that the assembly of friends is the most important action through which we correct our soul and make a place for the Creator to reveal Himself, and we realize the purpose of creation.

We need to perceive the assembly of friends not as a simple meeting for an hour or two; we need to think about the essence of this action. The purpose of man’s existence, his mission in this world, in the spiritual world, and in his life, this all must be brought together to the assembly of friends so that it takes place only for this purpose.

The assembly of friends helps in implementing all the conditions revealed in each of us and in the whole world. We must not ignore any parameter; we need to attach each one to the one Kli  for its maximum completeness on our level so that the Creator could reveal Himself and enjoy us.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/20/19, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 30 “What to Look For in the Assembly of Friends”
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Who Is The Book Of Zohar Meant For?

Laitman_065 Zohar for All, Torah, “BeHaalotcha” 58: Woe unto one who says that the Torah comes to tell literal tales and the uneducated words of such as Esau and Laban. If this is so, even today we can turn the words of an uneducated person into a law, and even nicer than theirs. And if the Torah indicates to mundane matters, even the rulers of the world have among them better things, so let us follow them and turn them into a law in the same way. However, all the words of the Torah have the uppermost meaning.

It is very difficult to explain The Book of Zohar to beginners. This is a completely closed book. Its texts seems to be literary or historical, often frightening, mystical.

When I began to study with Rabash, I was offered to study the article “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” by Baal HaSulam, which is one of the introductions to The Book of Zohar. But the entire method, the technique of spiritual work, is clearly described in it in the language of Kabbalah and not in the language of feelings.

The Book of Zohar cannot be used as a textbook, it can be used only as material for extra classes for people who are seriously studying Kabbalah.

Question: What secrets are hidden in it?

Answer: It is impossible to reveal these secrets to a person because everything will be unclear to him since he does not have a corresponding mind that must put together incomprehensible things.

The fact is that a person currently studying Kabbalah has an ordinary earthly psychology. He must work on himself until the Light begins to change him a little, and in accordance with this he will differently perceive the material being studied.

Question: Then why was The Book of Zohar written?

Answer: So that you have something to study, that you can change, and in the measure of your changes, feel how the world, which used to seem one-sided, is changing, and now you see it as integral.

Then you will perceive it completely differently: complementary, interchangeable, as one common whole. All the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human nature will be perceived as one system.

But you will live in it. You will be unable to change something without changing everything else.

The Book of Zohar is a commentary on the Torah. In the Torah, absolutely everything concerning the way of a person and of all humanity is registered from the beginning to the end. Only the one who changes in accordance with the ascent on the spiritual steps attains what is written in it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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If You Do Not Want To Suffer…

Laitman_049.01Question: If there is no punishment in the world, then what is pain and suffering?

Answer: There is no punishment in the world and there is no reward except for the revelation of the Creator’s uniqueness by you and within you.

Question: But what if I do not want to suffer?

Answer: From this you will not escape. If you do not want to suffer, then you must reveal the Creator faster than He urges you to it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 9/2/18

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New Life #1072 – Evolving From Nationalism To Humanism In Israel, Part 1

New Life #1072 – Evolving from Nationalism to Humanism  In Israel, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Humanity wanders through waves of humanism and nationalism similar to the breath’s contraction and expansion. From an egoistic point of view, there is a difference between my nationality and the world. When we hear about natural disasters, our reactions depend on the degree of closeness we feel to the people involved. Humanists from generation to generation have related to this philosophically whereas today we require a more practical approach. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, true humanism is above human nature and requires the acquisition of a unique power. Through education about love and altruism, a person can expand his boundaries from the family to the nation and even to the whole world. A person who develops love embraces the entire world and begins to feel all of nature and the phenomena in it. The more the person rises in love of others, the more he enjoys and feels wholeness and eternity.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1072 – Evolving From Nationalism To Humanism In Israel, Part 1,” 12/4/18

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