Correct Yourself And You Will Not Suffer

543.02Question: In one of your lectures you said that suffering is remoteness from the Creator, from the light, correct yourself, and you will not be suffering; and in another lecture, the opposite: the brightest and the best people suffer the most. Can we possibly find the logic here?

Answer: Yes, we can. The fact is that the one who knows how to use egoism wins.

And the great ones suffer because they try to reach out to ordinary people and raise them. And those, unfortunately, are deaf. And so it happens.
From KabTV’s “Ask the Kabbalist” 3/20/19

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Under The Influence Of The Upper Light

944Question: Kabbalah teaches that it is possible to summon the upper force through my desire. Is it any desire or a special one?

Answer: The upper force forms the attribute of Bina, faith above reason, in us, a spiritual attribute of bestowal that turns into love for one’s neighbor.

These are totally altruistic categories that are not typical of our world and which can only be summoned by the influence of the upper light. The upper light is drawn by different actions in the group, in the study, and by everything that the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us as means of receiving the properties of the upper.

If a person acquires the attribute of bestowal, he or she enters a certain area of sensations called the upper world and feels the forces that cooperate between each other and with them, and one begins to understand these forces. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/23/18

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Positive Pride

507.04Question: Is self-love pride?

Answer: Self-love is not even pride. It is simply egoism. Pride is when man extracts something from himself and believes that this elevates him above others.

Question: Can I be proud of overcoming my nature, my natural attributes? Let’s say I acquire strength thanks to my efforts in the group. So I am proud that I have the strength to raise the importance of the friends and of the goal, right?

Answer: If it is about the importance of the friend, the importance of the goal, the importance of the Creator, that is, everything that leads us to the purpose of creation, then, of course, it is positive pride. Precisely about it it was written: “And his heart was high in the ways of the Lord.”
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/22/19

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Natural Anti-Semitism

961.2Question: What is natural anti-Semitism?

Answer: Natural anti–Semitism is what exists in the peoples of the world today. They subconsciously hate the Jews because they have a method of connection and are not revealing it to the world because they do not know it themselves.

The Jews cannot even imagine what is hidden in them, and therefore they are perplexed why they have been hated for so many millennia, from the times of Ancient Babylon. This phenomenon is already 3,500 years old.

The peoples of the world, in general, also do not understand why they should hate the Jews. Whether the Jews are poor or rich, talented or cornered, they are hated always. Each time they are beaten for something else, but there always is some reason.

The problem is that neither one nor the others, neither the nations of the world nor the Jews, know what the cause of anti-Semitism is. We need to reveal this. Kabbalah talks about this, but people are still unwilling to listen. This is very difficult to take in. However, we are trying to explain in any possible way.
From KabTV’s “Ask a Kabbalist” 3/20/19

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How Does Providence Develop Us?

528.02Question: You claim that we have no freewill, that we are puppets in the hands of the Creator, so how can we develop the point in the heart?

Answer: How does a baby develop even  though he does not know anything about his development and does not ask about it? He does something, breaks something, runs about, and this is how he grows.

It is the same with us. We have been placed in a room with nine friends and now let’s develop together. It does not matter whether you run around like kids from one corner of the room to another or whether you play ball or play with building blocks, actions that are seemingly unimportant.

These actions, however, are not worthless, this is how providence develops children. Imagine that we too, when we come to such a group of “kids” in the ten and engage in seemingly silly actions, we will begin to develop. But we will not under different conditions.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/25/18

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Pharaoh—The Basis Of Egoistic Nature

514.02Question: What is Pharaoh that is constantly changing? First, he is good, then he is bad. What is this force?

Answer: In principle, he is neither good nor bad. Pharaoh is the basis of our egoistic nature. If we work for its sake, then naturally he is good, and if we work against it, then he is bad.

Pharaoh is sort of our common egoism, its core, the desire to receive, to enjoy, to use everything that is around me for my own benefit.

Question: Is this not just the will to receive?

Answer: No. Pharaoh is precisely the egoistic intention of “everything for my own sake.”
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/15/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/4/21

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic of “Annulment and Total Devotion in the Ten” (Preparation for the Convention 2021)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Study of the Ten Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 4, Chapter 2, Item 10

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Selected Highlights

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