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We must connect the whole darkness, all the nights, and demand the light of bestowal upon everything, rise above the darkness. Let the night remain, but I want to be above it. In the light of bestowal I am no longer in the dark, I can bestow, act.
That is how night is replaced by day, through a change of my attitude to the darkness, from reception to bestowal.
There is no state more favorable to ask for bestowal than darkness. Because I have nothing! Even “bestowing for the sake of reception, acquiring the life force” is already moving toward bestowal. Therefore, we must appreciate the darkness:
“And there was evening and there was morning—one day.” so the light of bestowal, Hassadim, will become the light of day.
From Twitter, 2/3/19
What is faith above reason? Within reason means according to our understanding, according to the mind of a person of this world, one’s egoism. According to it, one understands, feels, makes decisions, and acts, which is called: “according to my opinion.” Yet, above my opinion is the opinion of the upper, and it means I must exchange my opinion for the opinion of the Creator.
But I do not know the opinion of the Creator; it reaches me through my ten. If I am connected to it, then by gradually annulling myself and integrating in the friends, I will exchange my opinion for theirs. This is not just a simple exchange of one thing for another, otherwise I would become an angel, that is, a spiritual beast. I perform this action above my reason, keeping my opinion and rising above it. That is, I occupy two levels, and in the difference between them, I find the understanding of a spiritual person.
Nothing gets destroyed and nothing disappears from the person’s senses. Instead, he acquires another, additional nature of the Creator, and then obtains faith above reason. He has his reason and faith above it, and he exists between them. The Creator did not create our desire to enjoy in vain. It is the foundation that accompanies us all the time so that “The darkness will shine as light.” The darkness of my egoism, of my opinion, supports the opinion that is above it. It is from the contradiction between them that I attain the greatness of the Creator upon the background of the lowliness of the created beings.
We do not cancel ourselves and do not lose anything in ourselves. Firmly standing on both feet, we build the middle line, and only in this way do we position ourselves as a man, Adam, similar to the Creator. Everything in this created being is received from the Creator, but according to the decision of a person himself.1
The Creator gives me an adapter that connects me with Him—it is the ten. This adapter is very complicated, but there is no choice, I must connect it and use it, no matter how many years it takes. I must annul myself or I will not connect to the group, because my plug does not fit its socket. The Creator is inside the friends and He helps me connect with them more and more until I start to reveal Him within them. I begin to work with the Creator through the friends because they are my soul and the Creator is the Light that fills this soul.
The main thing is to integrate with the environment. I then begin to receive opinions, desires, and thoughts not just from the upper degree, but from a completely new quality. There is faith above reason inside the group—a new perception, not inherent to a person of this world.
Therefore, there is no choice but to annul ourselves and enter the group, leaving behind all our experiences. We are talking about an adult with a lot of life experience and knowledge, but he makes an embryo out of himself, a zero relative to the group. When one starts receiving knowledge from it and starts growing, then on the basis of one’s previous qualities, thoughts, and desires of the former self, one builds faith above reason. One cannot be without the other.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/23/19, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Articles “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 21 “Concerning Above Reason” (1986)
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2 Minute 33:00
Question: Is it possible to say that the Creator wants a person to study Kabbalah to make Him feel joy? In other words, will I fulfill the desires of the Creator if I engage in and study Kabbalah specifically to please Him; will He experience joy (even though I won’t know about it)?
Answer: Yes. It is specifically when there is no impurity of egoism in mutual connection with Him and on His level!
Question: Can transcendental meditation be considered bestowal to the Creator?
Question: What does it mean that the Messiah sits at the gates of Rome?
Answer: At the end of the work with egoism, the Messiah, the power of complete liberation meets you. Messiah (Mashiach) comes from the word “Moshech” – pulling, pulling you from egoism.
New Life 1082 – Minimalism Trend
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Real wealth is eternal. It’s not about giving things to each other but about our capacity to love others. Minimalism existed in ancient cultures as well when people preferred to get rid of property that enslaved them. Today, people are brainwashed to believe they will be fulfilled if they buy more and more. It is only by changing the method of fulfillment from receiving to giving that humankind will feel unlimited satisfaction. Real minimalism means only needing loving human relationships to feel fulfilled. The development of the qualities of bestowal and love requires group work according to the method of Kabbalah. People learn to restrict or narrow their thoughts about themselves and think more about the good of others. Although we continue to have possessions and assets, our vitality comes from our value of others and love for the whole world.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1082 – Minimalism Trend,” 12/20/18
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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 “Building The Future Society”