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Requests for the intention “for the Creator’s sake” bring a feeling of insignificance. Although every effort to bestow is included in the “piggy bank,” a person sees only the things he must still correct and not those he has already corrected. However, rather than waiting for the descents, he can elicit them on his own, “awaken the dawn”—and correct them.
As a result of many descents and ascents, a true desire for adhesion with the Creator emerges. Thus the vessel of the soul forms and filling from the Creator manifests in it. Before that, it seems that one does not advance and rather distances.
Things were planned this way so the creature will aspire to unite with the Creator.
Precisely when new questions arise about the meaning of spiritual work, there is room for new efforts. Questions (Aviut) come in order to expand the efforts (Masach). Efforts are the creation of a vessel for revealing the light (faith above reason).
Hence new difficulties / heaviness is the Creator’s help from above!
Every time from a descent, beginning to rise one should understand that it is a revelation of the egoistic desires that have not yet been corrected, while an ascent is their correction. Therefore, do not condemn the falls, but correct them to new ascents, and so on until the final correction.
The Creator produces a spiritual conception in man by giving him passion for bestowal. But later one must add his own desire to bestow. Otherwise, the excitement given to him from above will disappear and he will return to the black dot when his spirituality—bestowal is felt as darkness.
To reach the first spiritual degree, Bina, when one is limited in everything but always remains in joy, to go with the eyes closed is only possible by asking the Creator. And not to tell the Creator how to help him, but only to ask to defeat egoism because he is the worst and lowest of all, therefore he is asking and hoping.
Rising from a descent, finding forces to joyfully aim at the Creator—ask the Creator not for Him to be revealed, not to feel the taste, but to receive the force to overcome egoism, to be able to make efforts in joy since your efforts are only for the Creator’s sake, while you yourself aren’t fulfilled, but are working with the taste of ash.
From Twitter, 4/4/19
Answer: He has no desire for it. If you give him such desires, they will not be his. It is an animalistic state. Proceeding from the opposite, a person must develop the right spiritual desires. Only then will he begin to attain the higher states and they will be his.
Question: Maybe we already exist in the spiritual space and do not feel it?
Answer: Yes, this is true. So what? You still do not feel it. It is a question of how to open it.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 12/9/18
Answer: On the spiritual path, we are thrown from side to side, and we undergo all sorts of states: disappointment, delight, fulfillment, devastation, interaction with the friends and disconnection from them toward solitude, and so on.
It is necessary for a person to feel all of this. He deliberately undergoes such states, in order to choose the point of contact with the Creator from them. Most importantly, one should not remain in such states.
All states that we undergo in the group are good. They lead to spiritual development. Even if they seem to be half empty and unnecessary, it is not so. Therefore, try to devote as much time as possible to the connection between you and the friends.
For example, I teach every day, write tweets, answer questions, compose blog posts, etc. Because of this, I advance.
What is special in what I do? I answer the small questions of beginners and so on. Yet, through the connection with other souls, I help them rise and connect—precisely this is how each one of us develops.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson in Russian 11/25/18
New Life #189 – Song of Songs
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
The Song of Songs is full of emotions and has always symbolized love; it guides us to build new and better relationship between us. King Solomon, the wisest of men, wrote the Song of Songs in recognition of the universal system of nature. The poems were written to a person who already feels that all of nature and life is love. Love “covers all crimes” by doing good to others, which results in perfect beauty. Love grows from the love of people, to love of the whole world, and love of the Creator. With real love, I can live among others and become unlimited.
From KabTV’s “New Life #189 – Song of Songs,” 5/28/13
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