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To enter spirituality, one must develop one’s Reshimo, spark, into a Partzuf. Growth happens from a sensation of joy, although one reveals how far he is from the Creator, and needs light to develop the embryo’s Partzuf.

If you are in the intention to bestow, then any states are perfect, even if the Creator wishes to leave you in this state forever. Matching the Creator’s desire is being in a state of perfection. But if there’s a difference between the desired and the actual—to this extent you diverge from the Creator

One must imagine that he is in complete bestowal, in a world filled by the Creator’s light. And although one sees the opposite, he must imagine the truth, rather than the world he sees, distorted by his egoism. One must thank the Creator for sensing the greatness of what He created and the work he has been granted to do.

The Creator and I are opposite with our qualities. Hence I feel the world as bad. As it develops, my egoism depicts the world to me as increasingly worse. The Creator is absolute—I am the one that needs to change, coming closer to Him with my qualities. This is why the Torah was given—the light of correction, of my desires and thoughts.

Spiritual development is independent of our ego-feelings and thoughts (faith above reason). The Creator wishes for us to feel the world as we feel it, but to attune ourselves as if it comes from the absolute Creator. That is, for us to change ourselves so we’ll feel the world as perfect. This is called perceiving in the quality of bestowal.

In spiritual work, it is better to be in a small state than a great one because:
1. there is less risk of awakening egoistic desires and thoughts;
2. we give the Creator more pleasure by being devoted to Him in small states.

A person is a device for measuring the Creator, and like any measuring device, it must be tuned, calibrated. Initially set yourself to zero, and then, from zero, study and measure your states—and thus advance. Zero is the start of the spiritual ladder.

To measure how similar my qualities are to the Creator, I have to set the “scale to zero.” Since the Creator gives absolute goodness to the world, I must imagine myself as being in this state. This is possible only by restricting all my desires. This is the restriction, Tzimtzum Aleph.
From Twitter, 5/13/19

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Ready For The Revelation Of The Next Degree

laitman_963.1Darkness is a sign of the abundance of the light of Hochma and all that is missing is the light of Hassadim in order for the darkness to shine as the light. Darkness is the manifestation of the Creator, but I need to add the light of Hassadim to this darkness; to that extent, I will reveal the Creator in order to bring Him contentment. The more light of Hassadim, the greater the revelations. The Creator fills the whole world, but no one can feel Him except those who can add the light of mercy, as is written: “in Your light we will see light.”

In a state of hardship, one must believe that there is none else besides the Creator and rejoice at the Creator’s revelation of any evil, because that is a sign that something good will be revealed soon. If I receive a blow, it means that I am ready for the revelation of the next degree.

The Creator reveals his attitude toward me with more clarity, but I perceive it as evil and I suffer, although in reality it is all good. In the most acute, critical states, we have the most opportunity to say that it all comes from the Creator for our own good.2

Why do we come to this world if our purpose is to leave it? We fall into the kingdom of the egoistic desire to enjoy, to the lowest level of reality, as primitive animals in order to rise from it. We are even worse than animals because we agree with our instinctive, automatic responses. We are slaves to egoism, while an animal does not feel enslaved. Even house pets do not feel themselves enslaved when they lose their freedom, but love their master who feeds them and are ready to work for him.

But the Creator does not allow us to live in such a way with our egoism. Each consecutive generation feels more and more unhappy. Thus, the Creator is pulling us out of the animate degree and raising us to the human level. We have to train ourselves to resemble the Master.

This is a special work on the part of creation. Therefore, the Creator constantly awakens in us a feeling that we are in exile, in slavery, in insignificance, without knowledge and sensation of our master, like an animal that will not allow itself to be tamed. It will be this way until we reveal the Master and realize that He is the most sublime; then we will cleave to Him consciously, not out of animalistic habit, but by attaining His greatness and role in creation and His effort to raise us to His level so that we do not only fulfill his desire like an animal tied to the owner, but receive the same qualities.3

Life is a feeling of adherence to the Creator, harmony with the upper force, movement in unison, the absence of the perception of leader and follower but only together. There, at the highest point, where the end of action is united with the initial thought, the Creator and the creation achieve such an adhesion that there is no first or last, only all together.4

We have to come back to adherence with the Creator like an embryo in the mother’s womb, connected to her in all its essence. But now I am no longer an infant but a grown man, burdened with the experience of various states and knowledge. Along with all this burden, I annul myself before the upper one like an embryo. I do not annul my thoughts or desires, but I try to be devoted like an embryo to its mother. Everything always comes back to the first point of conception—the point of complete adhesion between the creation and the Creator. No matter how huge, strong, or smart I have become, I reduce myself to a single point within the Creator.5
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/23/19, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 20, “He who Hardens His Heart”
1 Minute 55:00
2 Minute 57:15
3 Minute 1:02:21
4 Minute 1:06:50
5 Minute1:25:18

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Stars Have No Power Over Israel

Laitman_715Question: The sages say that stars have no power over Israel. Does it mean that a person engaged in spirituality gets out of the material system?

Answer: Stars are just signs of governance from above. When we connect with each other, we rise above the stars. Stars are an inanimate degree, which is controlled by us, the same as the vegetative and animate degrees.

By becoming similar to the Creator, we even go beyond the boundaries of the Creator. As it is written, “My sons have defeated me.” That is, in our governance, we rise even higher than His control of us. This is the highest level.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/30/18

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Catch The Wave With The Creator

laitman_939.02Question: You said that one can turn to the Creator only in similarity to Him—through the ten. What does it mean?

Answer: You must reach the same frequency. When you adjust the frequency of your spiritual receiver-transmitter, you must catch the same wave with the Creator.

The quality of bestowal and love comes from Him to you; therefore, a similar quality must go from you to Him. Otherwise, He will not hear you because the Creator is a system that resonates, only perceives signals in equivalence with its nature.

Question: Can you turn to the Creator in joy too?

Answer: Not from joy, but only from equivalence. Joy is not an indicator of equivalence. It flows out of it as a result. In principle, anyone can experience joy.

Therefore, first we have to contact the Creator via a modem, through some kind of connecting device that would adapt our qualities to the qualities of the Creator. The group of ten performs the role of this modem.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/6/19

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New Life #1095 – Secrets Between People

New Life #1095 – Secrets Between People
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary:

In relationships, there can be no secrets. People keep secrets to control others. Until a person corrects himself so that all his intentions are for the benefit of others, he will always have something to hide. In corrected people, what is in the heart is also in the mouth. In other words, these people criticize themselves and not others.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1095 – Secrets Between People,” 3/19/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/13/19

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Lesson on the Topic “The Absolute Zero” 

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Lesson on the Topic “The Perfect Ten in Arvut” (Preparation for the Convention in North America Convention 2019)

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