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From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/1/19
One day thirty years ago, when I lived in Bnei Brak, I was walking down the street with my wife. On the way we saw a little girl standing alone, helpless at a traffic light.
Suddenly my wife left me, took the girl by the hand and helped her cross the street. When she came back I asked her in surprise: “Do you know her?” “I don’t,” she replied, “but I would like other people to treat my daughters the same way.”
This example has been etched in my memory ever since. The basic understanding that if we begin to treat each other well, all of us will only gain.
So why doesn’t it happen? The narrow ego of each and every one of us does not allow us to take a step toward the other. I can’t smile to my neighbor; I can’t be patient to the driver next to me on the road, I can’t take care of another child as if it were my own.
And yet, despite the ego, we can forge an environment with different values. We can reach a social consensus that we should treat each other well, because this is the only way we can coexist and raise our children in a more pleasant and safe atmosphere.
Then, we will feel far more relaxed when our children go outside, the roads will be more peaceful, and we will cease to feel that our lives are like a battlefield.
It is possible and it depends on us. Let’s create a warmer atmosphere between us. After all, we are not animals, we are human beings.
Answer: You do not need words. You can just sigh or cry. This is also a request.
A request is an expression of your inner aspirations, of what you think is missing in the ten. Try to put your common desire together as if you were creating some form from clay. Collect it together. This will be your request to the Creator.
Question: Can one just say one of the names of the Creator?
Answer: No names, no mantras, no memorizing of conversational patterns—nothing is needed. You will continue to make mistakes.
You can just sit quietly, each one asking the Creator from their hearts, as you have agreed. Try to do this at least for a couple of minutes; this is a good exercise.
As for the names, when you are already at the upper levels and begin to gather the ten Sefirot, representing some qualitative and quantitative meanings, and you put together a spiritual Partzuf, form your soul, consisting of ten Sefirot, then the general force that is created from such arranged desires will be called the name of the Creator.
There is a certain set of such names, that is, states of the ten that are interconnected. These are the names of the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18
Answer: Naturally, the Creator has neither a mouth nor a tongue, nor vocal cords. We simply express ourselves in earthly language.
The Creator is a force. A force not even in the physical sense of the word, but in thought. There is nothing but thought. We constantly exist inside it. And the fact that it seems to us that we have physical bodies, properties, and qualities—there is nothing of that.
There is only thought.
Question: When I hear something from someone, can I say that through him the Creator speaks to me?
Answer: Yes. This is a different matter. In this way, He communicates with us.
But for this, you need to have a repeater, a re-transmitter, in you; when listening to a person, you begin to understand what the Creator wants to tell you. You must translate his speech into spiritual language. Then you will hear divine words from people, even from a street sweeper. He will not know what he is saying, and you will listen to the revelations of the Creator through him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/14/18
New Life #160 – The Bible and People of the Book
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
The Bible is the foundation for human civilization and is eternal in its unfolding wisdom and power. It teaches us how to approach the upper force through the system of relationships between people and God. It is a well of living water to those who want to be in complete love and are willing to demand help from God. The People of the Book are a group of people who want to be in complete love, and they demand help from God for this These people embrace “And you shall love your friend as yourself” as the goal of their existence as a society. The Light of the Torah and the discovery of divinity must be realized daily in the loving relationships between us.
From KabTV’s “New Life #160 – The Bible and People of the Book,” 3/19/13
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