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The Torah is found in those who are ready to annul themselves in it. Man’s only quality is egoism. And the aspiration to change it from the desire “for myself” to the desire “for the Creator” is possible only by the light of Torah, rather than by one’s own forces.
Since the goal of creation is to go from breakage to unity, the main problem of correction lies in attaining “Love for the neighbor,” when the broken parts of the common desire of ADAM unite together in mutual guarantee—in complete correspondence, as one whole.
Since the goal of creation is creation’s full equivalence to the Creator, it is achieved by breakage and unification of the single desire. The breakage happens at the root of the act of creation, and unification of the broken desires occurs through our efforts. The right connection of the broken desires is called Mutual Guarantee.
Rabash. Three Aspects of Torah:
There are three stages of Torah:
1. Tushia—it weakens a person’s forces
2. Torah—a spice
3. The Light of Torah
Stages 1 and 2 are preparation for receiving Torah.
Stage 3 is the essence of Torah, to fulfill the creatures with awareness.
From Twitter, 6/10/19
It is said that man’s work is to raise the Shechina from the dust, to restore the common soul of Adam HaRishon, and to rebuild the fallen tent of King David. It is about restoring the connection between us, becoming as one man with one heart, as it was before Adam’s sin, before the shattering.
And although egoism prevents us from doing this, we do not destroy it, but we rise above it and build the connection between us. This is called “weaving a blanket of love,” which should cover all creatures as one body. Thus, we reach the end of correction, returning to the one soul in which one light is clothed, the Creator, enjoying the creations He created.1
The Creator intentionally created the evil inclination so that we could overcome it and turn it to good. He purposely puts obstacles to our unification, and we have to look for a way to change them for the good. You should not berate your egoism, because it is an angel, the power of the Creator, sent to us as a hindrance.
The Creator seems to set a barrier in front of me that needs to be jumped over. This barrier is quite low, almost on the ground, but an impenetrable wall stands behind it. It is the same with the evil inclination: we do not need to destroy it but to rise above it. I cannot rise above it! Only if the Creator removes the wall, or rather, if He moves away, then to this extent I will be able to rise above my egoism.
It turns out that progress in spirituality depends on a person’s connection with the Creator. The evil inclination is help against me that helps in this. Therefore, we need to treat egoism with understanding and respect and realize that this barrier is help against us.
Our evil inclination depicts this whole world for us. We see ourselves, people, inanimate nature, plants, and animals. This whole egoistic world was created in order to rise above it and merge with the Creator.
We understand our evil inclination so much that we begin to love it. After all, both forces, the good and the evil, act to help us. Otherwise, it turns out that I try to hide from my egoism as an enemy, but I am also not capable of loving my neighbor. That is, either way, I am not successful and I don’t understand what to do with this life. But it has to lead me to the absolute good, when even darkness will shine as the Light and the angel of death will turn into a holy angel.
Therefore, weaving a blanket of love, you should treat all negative incidents as being sent by the upper force. The Creator purposely created the evil inclination, and therefore, there is no evil in the world; everything is intended to direct us toward the upper force and eternal life. If we attribute all these forces to the same source, then we weave the right basis for the blanket of love that will cover us.
In essence, the Creator is revealed this way: between the good and evil forces we reveal the thought of creation and the attitude of the Creator toward us.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/21/19, Weaving A Blanket of Love (Preparation for the Convention in North America Convention 2019)
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 3:35
Answer: I did not study the spiritual origin of hieroglyphs. I can only say one thing: the basis of all ancient languages is the connection of the person with the Creator. Although Hebrew conveys the most complete connection, and therefore the Torah and all other spiritual sources are given on it, we cannot say that through Chinese, Indian, Ethiopian, Egyptian characters, etc., there is no connection of the person with the Creator.
In any case, there is a connection because before any human began to feel how to express his opinion, his feeling, he received this knowledge from the Creator. It did not arise out of nowhere just like that.
In this sense, all languages have spiritual roots, only they have all deteriorated or disappeared. Hebrew is the only language that has remained the same, and therefore the Torah and all other books are given in Hebrew, of which all of humanity has gradually realized its spiritual sources.
We simply do not know the roots; we do not know the correct connection with the Creator in any ancient language But it undoubtedly exists, otherwise nothing could have happened.
In addition, scientists have intervened on the basis of their conclusions, dissertations, etc., and started to “break” them according to their understanding. From that, of course, nothing from the original sources of all languages remains.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian,1/6/19
New Life 1110 – The Development Of Judaism: Settlement In The Land Of Israel, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Judaism is founded upon the correction of 613 desires to receive by combining them with an intention to bestow. In Egypt, the people of Israel acquire the power of reception, discover that this ego is enslaving them, and learn how to correct it with the help of Moses. In the wilderness, the people ate both physical and spiritual Manna. They were nourished by the spiritual Manna, which is the rise of a request for the ego’s correction and the reception of the unique power of love in nature that enveloped them. They discover the higher power whose goal is to bring them to connection, wholeness, and eternity.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1110 – The Development Of Judaism: Settlement In The Land Of Israel,” Part 1, 4/23/19
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