My Thoughts On Twitter 6/7/19

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Shavuot is an event symbolizing reception of the Upper Force in our hands, in our world—its revelation, the opportunity to use it for out benefit, for spiritual ascent. We arm ourselves with this Upper Force, Upper Light, in order to bring the world to perfection.

The Creator is at the top of Mount Sinai, and the people are at its foot, so Mount Sinai, the egoistic desires of the people, divide them from the Creator. By realizing the method of correction, the Torah, the people and all the nations of the world following them will rise up the mountain to the Creator.

Receiving the Upper light, the Torah, results in hatred toward egoistic desires. That is why the achievement of this state is called Mount Sinai—the mountain of hatred.

The light of the Torah is the only means to achieve the quality of bestowal and to this extent receive fulfillment from the Creator. For this, there are 613 corrections in the Torah, which are filled with 613 lights. Both are called the 613 commandments of the Torah. This is how the general desire of man gets corrected and becomes a soul.

Reception of Torah is preceded by the state of Omer, a small state when one accepts what comes from the Creator with no objections, to give the Creator pleasure from himself. In this way one becomes ready to receive the Creator’s light and shines with the Creator’s light himself.

Likutei Halahot. Hoshen Mishpat. The Commandment of Mutual Guarantee:
The Torah and Commandments can be observed only in Mutual Guarantee, where each one is responsible for the others. Hence to receive Torah, it is necessary to unite in the aspiration where each one is responsible for others. By that they become one desire and with the Creator.

If each person worries about himself, then there are many of you. But if you worry about the collective, then you are as one, in one desire to the Creator, as He is to you. This state is readiness to receive Torah, the light of correction from egoism, to reveal the Creator between you.

Sanctity appears in a place from which a person has removed his egoistic desires. Then the upper light, the Creator can shine there.
However, the presence of the Creator, the light, is possible in a place where corrections of ego-reception to bestowal still haven’t occurred to the extent of a person’s desire to attain the quality of bestowal.

The @WHO World Health Organization has accepted a new classification of diseases with consideration for 21st century demands:
– there is now a concept of gaming disorder—a new form of addiction.
#gender identity is not a psychological disorder. Humanity is developing!
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Kabbalah And Superstition

laitman_543.02Question: What does Kabbalah say about superstition?

Answer: Superstition is an invention of our world, psychology, and nothing more.

Kabbalah is completely abstracted from all beliefs, superstitions, and from anything connected to mysticism, that is, from everything that is in this world.

Leave it alone, dedicate yourself to revealing the upper world and the Creator, and you will see that it will replace everything for you. You will receive answers to all questions, moreover, explicit and clear answers, and will begin to work with your soul.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 12/23/18

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The Closer To Joy, The Closer To The Creator

laitman_929It is written: “Serve the Creator with joy.” If there is no joy, it is a sign that we are not in spirituality. Bestowal is impossible without joy. It is written in The Book of Zohar that “Shechina is only in the perfect place: not in the place of lack, not in the place of deficiency, not in the place of sorrow, but in the right place, in the place of joy.” Indeed, there is illumination from the presence of the Creator in the corrected place, and this brings joy to a person.

By this sign, it can always be determined whether a person is in spirituality or not. When beginning to study, for a long time a person does not feel the corrections taking place in himself or he perceives them in the opposite form; therefore, he may feel discouraged, irritated, or in disagreement with the changes taking place within.

Here joy is a very significant moment. If a person feels joyless, then his desires do not correspond to the Creator’s. They are opposite to Him. As the desire is being corrected, joy is revealed in it. The stronger and deeper the joy, the greater the upper light, the presence of the Creator, Shechina, is revealed.

If the upper force is ready to be revealed in a person, then joy appears in him first and then the Creator. Joy is an illumination from above, a special power of the light, which manifests itself in response to a prayer, a request to the Creator from below.

When we turn to the Creator with questions and requests, when we want to contact Him, then as a response we receive the light from above that corrects our desires and fills them.

This light first of all brings joy and then all other revelations. Therefore, the Shechina (the presence of the Creator) is revealed only in joy, which manifests itself first.

If I want to achieve bestowal, I must always be in joy. If it is not there, then I need to check myself: where else in me is there still uncorrected egoism that disallows me to reveal the Creator? We do not know whether we are approaching the revelation of the Creator, and therefore, the Kabbalists give us the criterion to test ourselves: am I getting closer to joy or, on the contrary, am I moving away from it every day?

From these movements to a greater or lesser degree of joy, one can judge to what extent one is approaching the revelation of the upper force or moving away from it. After all, joy is a consequence of good deeds, that is, corrections.

In every state one needs to stay in joy because “there is none else beside the Creator”—everything comes from Him. No one can secretly do something bad from the Creator to us. This does not happen—everything comes from above. The Creator stands behind every person and affects us through this theater. If I do not have an egoistic intention to receive, then I will always be in joy. I do not care what the Creator gives me: the main thing is that He continuously takes care of me. I do not weigh what is more pleasant and profitable for me in my egoism, and therefore, I accept everything with joy.

By this sign, one can check oneself: whether we are moving in our groups toward correction and revelation of the Creator, whether we set an example to our friends that we always have to be in joy in order to bring the revelation of the upper force closer.1

Joy is the consequence of what I bestow to my friends, to the Creator, to humanity. Joy is the result of bestowal because by bestowing I become similar to the Creator. Because of my actions, I receive an illumination, which is called joy.

Spiritual joy comes from the fact that through my actions I help the Creator fulfill all of creation. Joy is a consequence of the fact that I, with the help of the Creator, fulfill all of creation and thus bestow pleasure to Him.2
From Lesson 5, Latin America Convention 2019 “Building A Future Society” 5/18/19, Day 2, Serve the Lord with Gladness
1 Minute 0:00 – 9:50
2 Minute 1:39:45

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Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, self-realization means attaining the capacity to manage the upper force that governs all of reality. Unlike other methods based on material achievements, man comes to know the source of all life and experiences perfection and eternity.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1107 – True Self Realization,” 4/9/19

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