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A ten is a complete block from the kli of Adam, the soul made by the Creator, like a cell in a body. The body of a soul comprises myriad such cells—tens. As a result of their development, they must combine together into a single body. Herein lies the #purpose of creation and our correction.
We must rejoice at descents as if they are ascents, to anticipate the impending ascent as we fall, meaning the advancement toward bestowing to one another and to the Creator, when we begin to understand and feel Him with renewed strength. A descent grants strength for a new ascent, like getting a running start before jumping.
It seems that the transition of our perception from egoistic to altruistic is impossible without the intervention of viruses that can transform the activity of the higher nervous system of a person into an altruistic program of perception and decision making.
From Twitter, 7/14/20
The Creator always gives day, light. And the night, the darkness, is felt where nothing shines for us. We need to correct this feeling of night, darkness, to bring ourselves to such a state where the darkness shines like light and becomes like day.
It turns out that in any state we must feel the day, the presence of the Creator. If I feel night, darkness, helplessness, if there is no desire, energy, no urge for advancing, for bestowal, love, and unity, that is, for correction and connection into one soul of Adam HaRishon, then I need to correct this state.
It is only in regard to me that this appears as night, darkness, weakness, and hopelessness. I do not expect the Creator to change this state because “He will not quarrel to eternity…” I understand that these states were given to me intentionally so that I could change them by working in a group and praying, demanding my correction, and not asking the Creator to change the world around me.
I must be first in all the changes, and let the force of correction come from the Creator. With regard to the Creator, I always see myself as a criminal in need of correction, and therefore, I am grateful to the Creator for what He does for me. After all, my every state begins with the night, as it is written, “And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”
“Let every day be a new day,” that is, the Creator condenses the darkness for me more and more each time so that I can turn it into the light. If we are corrected, then day shines for us, we have adhesion with the Creator, revelation, attainment, understanding, and connection.
How does one not make a mistake and make sure that this is day and not night? If in this state I want to connect with my friends and the Creator, then this is a day. However, if I have no desire toward this, then this is not a real day, not the day of the Creator, but night, in which I am like a bat that can see at night. Yet, the bat sees only darkness, but thinks it is a day.
We need to clearly understand the difference between a rooster and a bat so that we do not get infected with viruses, such as the coronavirus that we got from bats. For the Creator, only day exists. And the bats that rule at night, that is, the forces of darkness and separation, fall asleep during the day because they are afraid of the real light, the light of bestowal, love, and unity.
We need to bring this light into the world, and then all the symbols and roots of darkness will disappear. The light of the Creator can only be attracted by awakening the light of Hassadim. After all, this is a necessary condition: the light of connection and love, the light of Hochma, will not shine without the dressing of the light of Hassadim. Therefore, first of all, we must take care of the light of Hassadim, the light of bestowal, the mutual embrace.
We do not have the strength to bestow yet, but we really want to achieve it. Having prepared the light of Hassadim, we will pull the light of Hochma through it. This work, when we try to see everything through the light of Hassadim, the light of bestowal to the Creator, is called faith above reason.
However, we appreciate the night as well because it shows us the place where we need to correct our attitude, correct the night. The day and night of the Creator in spiritual work are not light and darkness in the egoistic sense but day and night in the ability to rise above our egoism and achieve bestowal to each other and to the Creator.
What is light and darkness? Light is the force of bestowal. The light of love, the light of Hochma, will not awaken until there is the light of Hassadim. The Creator is revealed only in the light of Hassadim, in the light of bestowal from our side, according to the equivalence of form.
He wants to bestow, and we want to bestow. To the extent that we want to bestow to the Creator, we reveal what the Creator wants to bestow to us. The measure of our and His bestowal determines the condition for the revelation of the light of the Creator. It is like a guest and a host. If the guest has a desire to please the Host, then he allows himself to taste the food prepared by Him.
Spiritual connection means that we take care of each other so that everyone is in bestowal. I ask for others, and it works—the Creator shines through me. We all do this and receive light from the Creator that awakens the force of mutual bestowal in us.
Thus, the light of Hassadim emerges between us within which the light of Hochma manifests. However, in the light of Hassadim, we already feel that we are in a spiritual state. Crimes turn into mistakes, and therefore, we are considered incomplete righteous.
Only our desire, our prayer, can attract the light of Hassadim to us, which can give us the quality of bestowal. We must unite and cry together to the Creator, like chicks in a nest opening their mouths greedily. The main condition is: to aim for Him together, otherwise, it will not be for the sake of bestowal.
If I alone aim for the Creator, I turn into Klipa because I demand for myself. The condition for the right demand for light that will correct me and open my eyes is to ask for everyone. This is a very clear test.
It is said, “Either the society or death.” If I ask for everyone, I receive life, and if I do not ask for the group, I doom myself to death.
Without darkness, there will be no light, and therefore, “There was evening and there was morning, one day.” The Creator created darkness, He did not need to create light because the light is His essence.
Darkness is a special creation created by the Creator. This was not easy to do because darkness is the opposite of the Creator. The Creator has to deal with the states that He hates but He did this in order to enable us to understand the darkness and light and become like the Creator, knowing good and evil.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/5/20, Writings of Rabash, Article 34, “What Are Day and Night in the Work?” (1988)
Now even the smallest blow is very strongly felt by a person. For example, many perceive isolation at home as a strong blow. We have been staying home for a month and we cannot take it anymore! People are going crazy. In the past, they did not go anywhere at all, they lived in their villages and communicated only with fellow villagers.
Is there a connection between egoism and our desires? Are egoism and desire the same thing? Or is it the form of filling a desire called egoism?
Answer: Indeed, people have lived in the same village for generations, without going beyond its borders, and nothing terrible has happened to them. Today, a person lives in a big city and he does not have enough. He gets on a plane and flies to other countries to travel somewhere several times a year. He needs change because his desires change. His desires are growing.
Remark: The concept of egoism comes from the Latin word “ego”—I. It means a person’s behavior, which is entirely determined by the thought of his own advantage and benefit when a person puts his interests above the interests of other people.
My Comment: Absolutely.
Question: Is the fact that a person flies around the world a lot, is engaged in music and art, not called egoism? I cannot harm others with this. Why is this bad?
Answer: Here we are already entering a completely different area.
What is man destined for and does he fulfill his function from the point of view of the system of nature? It may seem that he is a calm, normal person who has not done anything bad in his life. But in fact, he caused great harm to all of nature. Like a screw in a huge machine that does not spin, and the machine is disabled because of it.
So, is he doing something or not? He may say: “I am not doing anything. What do you want from me?” But in fact, his importance is such that the whole machine may not be suitable for proper use because of this small screw.
Question: Do you think that every person living in this world has caused some harm to nature?
Answer: Undoubtedly! Because we are all in an integrated system.
All nature is absolute, integral! All its parts are interconnected. Each of them has its own program, its own goal, which is part of the general program and the general goal of all of nature, which moves like a huge, complex machine. The whole mechanism of nature takes into account the participation of each of us.
Question: What specific harm does an ordinary person living, say, in Latin America cause to all? He does not pump oil, he does not fly to other countries, he does not even use this oil. What harm could he cause?
Answer: He is an integral part of humanity, its small particle, a small screw. He needs to study where and how he must act in order to be connected with all of humanity and fulfill his function. If he does not fulfill this function, he causes harm.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,” 4/23/20
Question: We are all interconnected with each other and with nature. There are certain chains of relationships.
For example, a collision of galaxies causes the formation of stars. Stars cause the formation of iron. Iron flows in our veins, and our hearts beat from this. It is like we are all interconnected by a common heartbeat.
Another chain: thanks to the photosynthesis of bacteria that lived two and a half billion years ago and formed oxygen, we live today.
Another example: there is a common consciousness. Currently people are being born in whom the baggage of experience, knowledge, feelings of past generations has accumulated.
Thus, we are connected by a common breath, a common heartbeat and a common consciousness. And although we understand this, we do not feel it. What other hidden connections exist between us that we don’t know about yet?
Answer: We are connected in one common soul. Our properties, sensations, experiences, thoughts—all this is common.
None of us have anything personal. The only thing that remains for each of us is to connect to a common soul and feel the system of our complete interconnection. And without this, we feel lonely, as sole beings. But this is nothing more than a false idea of our true condition.
Question: What else are we connected with besides thoughts and desires?
Answer: Absolutely everything. There is not a single cell, not a single thought, not a single desire, not a single motivation, nothing that I would have myself without receiving from others or without transforming through myself into others.
Question: Why do we not feel this?
Answer: Because our egoism disconnects us from each other. Although we are completely dependent and integrated into each other, we do not feel so. Egoism, as it were, takes away our consciousness, and we do not understand that we are in an absolute, complete, perfect connection with each other.
From the KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,” 4/30/20
History recognizes many women who were pioneers that paved the way, made changes in the world, and laid the foundation for a more progressive society. Heroic efforts were usually required for a woman to break through prevailing stereotypes and go against accepted norms and cultural traditions.
And yet, history was written basically by men, and there are very few female names in it. Women always remained in the background. After all, history develops in accordance with the general structure of society, the universe, the entire creation, which consists of ten Sefirot.
This structure develops from top to bottom from the Sefira Keter to Malchut. And although everything is intended for Malchut, for the female part of the structure, until her turn comes, until the whole system develops, the role of women is hidden.
This is visible throughout history among all nations and at all times. Only among the people of Israel, has the role of a woman always been more pronounced than that of others as evidenced by these names from the Tanakh: Eve, the wife of Adam, the great women prophetess Batya, the daughter of the Pharaoh, who raised Moses.
“Batya” means “the daughter of the Creator” (bet-yod-hei—ב-י-ה), which speaks of her highest destiny. The Torah (Five Books of Moses) tells about many women who have a special role in history, and always positive.
And during the 2,000 year-long last exile, the role of women went into even greater concealment. To the extent of the depth and the length of the exile, to that extent, the role of women remained in the shadows. And now, as we move out of this exile, women are getting more and more freedom and increasingly important roles. Particularly large changes occurred in the last, 20th century, and even more so today in the 21st century, when women are becoming a dominant part of development.
This is very noticeable in the modern world where so many women occupy leadership positions in enterprises and even as heads of states. Not only is female power growing, but the image of a woman is becoming increasingly important. As a result, we see that the whole world exists in order to raise Malchut, the female part, according to the model of the upper world.
And although Malchut was always concealed because it is the last Sefira, at the last stage, it becomes the most important, leaves concealment, and becomes revealed in the reflected light up to Keter itself. It turns out that the role of women is the most important. And although it is written that “All the glory of the king’s daughter is inside,” since she has been hidden the whole time, now she comes to the forefront and begins to reveal herself as the most important part.
I think that the 21st century will provide women with more time and space so that she can move forward and learn about her role in correcting the world. Such women can lead the world to the sublime goal before us.
In earlier times, the development of women was always late relative to the overall development. The fact is that woman belongs to the tenth part of the general structure. Keter, Hochma, Bina, Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and the last, Malchut, is the female part of the soul. But when Malchut begins to receive, when there is already restriction, screen, and reflected light in which Malchut reaches Keter, then the light comes and illuminates all the Sefirot. The direct and the reflected light are connected together.
And before that, humanity was dismissive to the role of the woman and did not value her dignity. But all this must be corrected in our days as we come to the last stage in which a woman must grow up and show herself.
A qualitative change occurred already in the 19th century, and female power began to break forward. Women received the right to vote in elections, access to higher education. This promoted not only women themselves but society as a whole, its lower social strata. The woman not only enters the historical, social, government stage but also pulls up the weak social strata, which could not have risen otherwise.
A woman changes everything. We must only give a place to one woman, allow her to prove herself, and the whole life changes. And our time is special in that we are coming to the end of the correction of the world. A lot still needs to be corrected, but we are already at the finish line. And therefore, the role of women is becoming more and more noticeable day by day.
A woman will demand more and more because her natural forces are pushing her. And on the other hand, the male half of humanity will bow more and more to women. Therefore, it is necessary to explain to a woman her role and duty to fulfill it, and to not neglect her.
If women do not fulfill their leading role, they seem to leave it for men. But men can no longer act as they did before. It turns out that men are no longer acting, and women are not acting yet, and we fall between two chairs, which is very dangerous. These are the times we are entering today.
From KabTV’s “Women in the New World,” 6/30/20
Answer: And how will a group of Kabbalists save the situation if the purpose of nature is for all of creation to become mutually and integrally connected with each other, to achieve the properties of connection and love? How can a small group of people do this?
It exists only to teach the methodology of unification to everyone else, to be teachers for them. Thus, nothing can happen without the inclusion of absolutely every person in this process.
Question: A small part of humanity understands the essence of the crisis that has come, but most don’t know about this. How does one convey to the whole world the need for a person to change so that the whole world will be corrected?
Answer: This is your work and you must do it. Try to do everything possible.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 5/10/20
Baal HaSulam, Shamati # 3, “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”: We discern many degrees and discernments in the worlds. We must know that everything that relates to discernments and degrees speaks of the attainment of the souls with regard to what they receive from the worlds. This follows the rule, “What we do not attain we do not know by name.”
We do not feel that, but all the souls are inside us and we need to reveal them. We can gradually attain these states when we manage the presence of our souls on a certain level and then ascend. That is, we will feel and understand our souls and the stages they are on.
This means that we will feel and attain the worlds, and by performing different actions, we can raise our souls to the levels of the worlds and thus see, feel, and perceive creation more and more.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/8/19
New Life 1179 – The Importance Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the importance of life is found in the attainment of the purpose or source of life, the upper force. The upper force is a field within which reality exists. We can understand it and feel it when we become like it. We build this connection from inherent data, education, and environmental impact. A person feels that his or her life matters when it matters to the surrounding society. A person goes from an ordinary life to a noble and eternal level of living. One’s whole life becomes a means for reaching this state.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1179 – The Importance Of Life,” 11/21/19
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