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Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/14/19

What is love? Among the masses, love has a very loose definition. It’s a source of inspiration of music, literature and poetry, yet its true significance is basically unknown to the majority. “And you shall love your neighbor as yourself” is the general force that controls our reality, but what does love really mean?

Such love is not the kind we grasp in the corporeal world, which is an animalistic, material, egoistic manifestation enabling us to enjoy one another. Parents instinctively love their children, and children instinctively love their parents, to the extent that they both receive what is mutually expected.

Meanwhile, love between the sexes is simply the quest for hormonal fulfillment. It may suddenly disappear, or on the contrary, awaken out of nowhere. This refers to nothing more than an attraction that pertains to the animate level.

True love, on the contrary, is eternal and rooted above our earthly desires. It is born when we understand and realize that we belong to a single global and integral system, nature and humanity, where we depend on each other above egoistic calculations of self-benefit. It refers to the interconnected system we are parts of, which is sustained as a whole above the differences, as in a single family.

In a family, there is no person greater than or lesser than another. All members are equally important. That is how we need to see humanity, where each person is essential to complete the perfect picture of nature where we appreciate, value and support each other. That is the key for any relationship’s success.

Under this model, we do not erase any inclinations or flaws in us. We are only concerned on how to rise above them in order to connect under the canopy of true love, the kind of love that covers all hatred and rejection, everything that divides us. Building that cover is the condition to attain a new sensation of boundless love, any day, any time.

Bestow Contentment To The Creator

laitman_962.1When we feel all sorts of thoughts, problems, and disturbances, we should immediately check how much they help us determine that “There is none else besides Him.” The disturbance and the situation itself is not important, what is important is how much it distances me from the principle “There is none else besides Him” and how through the appropriate work with it, I can return to this principle and declare that there is only one force.

That is, we need to view our entire life only through one parameter: how does this connect us with the singularity of the Creator, or how can we overcome the disturbance and through it direct ourselves to “There is none else besides Him.” Then we will perceive our entire life as an invitation to reveal the single force of the Creator in all its forms.

We will not pay attention to the impressions in our mind and feelings, to the problems we receive; rather, we rise above them by faith above reason and ascribe everything only to the Creator, who sends all this only in order to help us adhere to Him above each disturbance. By this, we justify the Creator, justify creation, and elevate ourselves to the degree of Tzadik (righteous).1

The singular force of the Creator can be found only in the center of the ten. It means that I am in the system of the single soul and I want to connect to its true source and not to my fantasies. If I imagine the Creator outside of the ten, it will be an illusion. I will not understand what is happening to me.

When I hold on to the center of the ten, it is obvious to me that any incident and problem is caused by the fact that I fell out of connection with the group. There is no reason for troubles other than losing attention and leaving the center of the ten. I then immediately discover some kind of a problem that is intended to return me to the center of the ten.

I imagine myself as a part of the system of the common soul, and only inside it can I find myself and relate myself to the Creator. Only in this way can I connect to the Creator because I have no possibility of clinging to the source of the Light directly.

Everything that happens to me is a result of my existence in the center of the ten. Moving away from this center, I immediately feel various problems. This is an indication that I need to return to the center of the ten, to “There is none else besides the Creator,” to the point where the common soul is in adhesion with the Light. This is my soul and my Light, and every time I establish myself for the real work with the friends.

If I am on my own, separate from the ten, I think that everything is sent by the Creator, this is like everybody else, who can also say that. Any person in the world agrees that everything comes from the upper force. But what next? How can we influence this? We can philosophize about it, but where are the tools for my work? How can I guarantee a good mood and a good future for myself, by what means can I save myself and help others? All this is possible only through the ten.2

Everything that happens in corporeal and spiritual life, in the family and at work, should be perceived as help that returns me to the center of the ten, to the point of contact and adhesion with the upper force: “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one.” Then I will exist in this adhesion 24 hours a day.3

The Creator is the force that is revealed in the center of the ideal ten where everybody connects “as one man with one heart.” We all exist there equally and annul to each other, seeing our friends as the greatest. In this way, we build the image of the Creator. If we correctly connect all our desires, put together this whole puzzle, then the form, the picture that opens up to us, will be the Creator. The Creator (Boreh) is the form of our correct connection, “Come and see” (Bo-Reh). There is nothing else besides this because we do not attain the Light itself.

If we make the correct efforts, then we unite in the form called “the Creator” by attaining Him within ourselves. Therefore, there is nowhere else to search for the Creator except in the center of the ten, as it is written: “I dwell among My own people.” The center of the ten is this point, where there is balance, equality, and unity between us. This formula of our common connection, equality, and mutual support determines the image of the Creator, the ideal connection, for us.

The moment we reach such a revelation, we immediately lose it again in order to work again and reveal it on a higher degree, with higher resolution.4
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/28/19, “To Bestow Contentment to The Creator” (Preparation for the Convention in Arava 2019)
1 Minute 14:40
2 Minute 29:15
3 Minute 33:25
4 Minute 59:44

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Toward A Single Origin

laitman_558Question: Earlier people believed in a multitude of deities, now we’ve come to monotheism and it is all the same, even with the understanding of the existence of an upper force, everyone still prays to their own power. It seems like there are two forces: good and evil?

Answer: The problem is that we don’t attribute them to a single force, stemming from the same source, a singular root.

It would be much easier for us if only we understood that it originates from the one source. Then we’d be able to discern: How can I change myself to be connected to the root, and not to the positive or the negative force? I will never find peace between them.

I cannot belong to the right or the left line, to a certain party, or to some movement, to nothing at all! We see that communism failed, as did capitalism, fascism, and feudalism, not to mention democracy. The right and the left lines exist solely for the purpose of forcing a person to come to the middle line and find the Creator in it. Both of these lines of government come from Him, and only so a person will link them  and thus build the Creator within oneself.

From these two lines, good and bad, understanding and misunderstanding, awareness and confusion, etc., I have to build the image of the Creator that exists outside of me.

I don’t know the Creator, but I can construct His image so He is in me in complete adhesion. So it becomes my image, my final state.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 10/14/18

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New Life #141 – The Effect Of The Internet On Kids And Youth

New Life #141 – The Effect of the Internet on Kids and Youth
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Children and youth want to see the world and be in touch with everyone, but the Internet lacks a soul. Kids have a natural, healthy desire to be famous, which advances humanity and should be encouraged with all kinds of lessons. They are also addicted to the Internet.. The Internet offers them two-way communication and a sense of control above time and space. They are searching for a warm, fulfilling, human connection, but they don’t find it. They will need to learn the wisdom of communicating with people and find creative ways to express it. They need a new program that promotes authentic human connection. We should help them to transition from “me” to “we” through festivals, round tables, performances, and workshops. Tomorrow’s respected celebrities will be people who know how to build a network of joyful human connections just like in nature.
New Life #141 – The Effect of the Internet on Kids and Youth, 2/12/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/14/19

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Lesson on the Topic “To Increase The Greatness of The Creator In Our Eyes”

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Lesson on the Topic “Choosing Unity Above All Differences”

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