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Dress Up Like Bina

laitman_283.02Malchut sweetened by Bina” is the desire to enjoy that makes a restriction and enters Bina, as if it does not exist. Then it gradually begins to reveal itself, trying to be similar to the qualities of Bina, as if it were Bina.

Imagine you are invited for cocktails and a banquet with a sophisticated society. At the entrance you are warned: “Pay attention to behave decently, very important people are gathered here, not commoners like you.” So you restrict yourself, enter, watch how others behave, and try to be inconspicuous, that is, try to no reveal your true qualities.

You look at others and try to imitate them, as if you are also an aristocrat. You watch how they stand, dance, sit, and talk. You see how they slowly sip their cocktails, not like you usually drink vodka straight from the bottle. You do your best to be like them, that is, you take on their external form for a while.

But when you alter your external form, your desire to enjoy begins to get used to it. Dressing into such external forms is already a correction. This is not your correction, since it is borrowed from others. This is the kind of correction that we need to make over 6,000 years. Then there is a correction that concerns our very nature, and from a flea market vendor, you turn into an English lord.

Over 6,000 years we acquire and dress into the garments of: NHY, HGT, HBD—the power of Bina rules over Malchut, restricts it, and clothes it with its qualities. Then Malchut receives the force of correction. Now it is completely incomprehensible to us.

Bina does so according to its desire, and Malchut through the power of overcoming. There are people at this banquet who are happy to behave in a refined way, and you act out of necessity so you will not be thrown out. For them, this is life, they have the qualities of Bina, but the qualities of Bina only rule over you, while inside you there is complete egoism.

You are jealous of these people and want to be just like them. Otherwise, your pride will be wounded. It is written that “the angel of death turns into a holy angel.” Pharaoh helps the children of Israel come closer to the Creator. If my pride has suffered, I am ready to crush my egoism. Human pride is the greatest power. I can go without eating or drinking and spend half my life becoming like them.

We are built on the mutual integration of qualities. Therefore, in the four stages of direct Light, Behina Dalet is built as a result of the qualities of bestowal and love, but in it they become egoistic, for their own sake. It contains all the properties of the Creator, only in an inverse form, and therefore, it is possible to invert them.1
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/15/19, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16
1 Minute 19:25

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“They Helped Every One His Friend”

laitman_962.4When everyone is in good spirits and feeling well, sensing no lack in anything, having achieved a certain connection and spiritual attainment between themselves, one can not dwell on this state. Here comes a big problem of how to awaken the desire for the next degree. It’s because, if we stay in the same state for longer than one moment, it becomes a Klipa.

The state can be elevated, spiritual, and altruistic when the whole ten reaches the connection with the Creator, but if it lasts for more than a moment, it means that we are using it for ourselves. That is why we have to immediately reveal a new deficiency.

In fact, it is much more difficult to overcome a pleasant obstacle than an unpleasant one. After all, suffering itself pushes the person forward, and pleasure stops him. But if we still haven’t reached connection and each one is happy with his path and state, or the opposite, he cries over it, it is not considered a spiritual deficiency. After all, the spiritual desire is the need to connect, to work on a common desire for the Creator. Whether it is gratitude or a prayer, it must be the result of connection.1

Everything can be bought with money except the Creator. It even says: “Buy yourself a friend,” because we are all egoists. All problems can be solved with money except for one: the connection with the Creator. The attainment of the Creator is achieved quite differently, and therefore, you will not draw near Him until you renounce your egoism.

Also, we cannot give up the ego, only the Creator can do it for us. Therefore, it is necessary to perform all sorts of actions so that the Creator would want to cancel our ego and give us the power to overcome.2

All the problems are caused by our distance from the Creator, and by coming closer to Him, they disappear. So, we have only one problem: how can we come closer to the Creator?3

The Creator hears only one request from us: the one for the connection with friends, for mutual bestowal in the group—nothing else. If we want to complain to Him about our personal problems, this is not the right address. He will not hear these complaints because He is the one who created these problems in order for us to want to connect with the group above them. The need to connect with the ten should be more important than personal problems, and with this request, we can turn to the Creator. It means that the spiritual is more important to us than the material, meaning that the connection with the Creator and the friends is more important to us than various corporeal problems.

We even kiss the stick that helps us be directed toward the Creator. If the corporeal, personal problems did not exist, a man would never question the meaning of his life.4
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/15/19, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 4 “They Helped Every One His Friend” (1984)
1 Minute 12:15
2 Minute 20:40
3 Minute 27:00
4 Minute 29:00

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New Life 1080 – Privacy And Love

New Life 1080 – Privacy and Love
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

The desire for privacy stems from shame. Neither animals nor children are ashamed and neither desire privacy. When children begin to feel their egos, they feel shame, fear being hurt, and want to hide. As we grow, we learn to feel that we are trespassing if we infringe on the privacy of others. Today, commercial and political factors penetrate our privacy in order to influence us as they please. Soon, we will no longer even be aware that we are being managed. This type of privacy needs to develop into consideration for others and for society at large. We must educate all of society so that no one will want to harm another.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1080 – Privacy and Love,” 12/18/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/1/19

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “A Covenant” (Preparation for the Convention in Arava 2019)

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Lesson on the Topic “Education” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, Newspaper “The Nation”

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