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No one will give us a break— nature will demand a reckoning from us. We must ask ourselves: what’s the right way for us to go through all the blows. Because only with the help of mutual #inclusion can we rise to a state where all forces of #nature will influence us kindly.
The #coronavirus won’t go away quickly. There is one iron rule that will always safeguard us: if we match the laws of nature, we will be able to eradicate the plague; and if we go against the laws—we will be imprisoned.
From Twitter, 3//21
Connection, incorporation, all of these are signs of broken souls, broken desires coming closer together when they feel how far they are from each other but try to come closer. They have a goal to reach the most correct form of the corrected soul, to become one person with one heart, and to restore the system of Adam HaRishon.
The next step in this rapprochement is Arvut (mutual guarantee). This is no longer a simple incorporation, penetration into each other’s desires, but a willingness to exist instead of a friend. It is an active action.
Incorporation can still be egoistic, but mutual guarantee obligates each of us to act for the sake of the other. Therefore, mutual guarantee is an action that completes our corrections.
Complete mutual guarantee means that each one includes qualities of all the others in himself, all the qualities, desires, and thoughts created by the Creator in the common soul of Adam HaRishon. The entire complete soul and every part of it become completely identical, that is, the general and the particular become equal to each other. This equality of the general and the particular is the sign of the corrected spiritual Kli.
It is important the mutual guarantee to come from our sense of responsibility toward the Creator. That is, I am ready to be a guarantor for everyone in the system of Adam HaRishon, for the entire common soul, replacing anyone in his place, and answer for him before the Creator. It turns out that I am responsible for correcting the entire common soul of Adam.
In an effort to reach mutual guarantee, I try to find in what I can replace my friends in order to take upon myself more and more of their responsibilities. I find out what they have to do for the created beings and for the Creator, and I am ready to take it upon myself. The mutual guarantee obligates me to this.
We are able to replace each other because we originally belonged to the same soul and only the shattering separated us from each other, made us opposite. It is precisely this distance that separates us that we can fill with love, as it is said: “Love will cover all crimes.” Then we reach a truly powerful Kli, which is 620 times larger than before the shattering.
The complete correction of the soul of Adam HaRishon is reached through the complete guarantee of each part for all the others parts: everyone is included in everyone, each part includes the whole, and thus, we reach the perfect Kli.
In spirituality, the particular and the general are equal and there is no difference between them. Therefore, the mutual guarantee can be realized only after complete incorporation and responsibility like people sailing in the same boat, if they drown, they drown together.
Through incorporation and mutual guarantee, even the smallest, secondary Kli contains all the Kelim within itself and is able to perform the functions of the entire common soul. There is no difference between this particular soul and the general soul.
Because of the mutual guarantee and the willingness of each one to replace the other, it turns out that everyone includes the entire soul of Adam HaRishon and is capable of serving everyone if the need arises.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/4/21, “The Mutual Guarantee”
Question: There is this concept called a “Challenge”—a special type of video, where its creator demonstrates something and gives the task to others to repeat. For example, he douses himself with ice-cold water and says, “Repeat after me.” It can be smart, stupid, complex, and simple things.
This happens every day, and hundreds of millions of people around the world repeat it. Why do people like to follow after others?
Answer: I do not know if they like to follow after others, but it is our nature. We learn from others. This is our monkey nature—the primates we evolved from. In general, it is natural for a person to repeat after others since he is a social animal. There is nothing new in this.
In the end, this integrates us, brings us closer. In some ways, we begin to understand each other better. That is not bad. It depends on what we imitate.
Comment: There is a trend: do a good deed and put it on the Internet, show how you did it. Help someone.
My Response: That is a different story. Then I am all for it.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 2/16/21
New Life 1299 – Coping With Failure In A Connected World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
In a connected world, failure is not an individual matter but stems out of the connection between an individual and society. A successful society is one in which each of its members contributes to the protection and success of every citizen. There will always be malfunctions and they will actually lead us to success if we use them to learn how to work more closely together. Anyone can be like the king of the world if he has the right support from his environment.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1299 – Coping With Failure In A Connected World,” 2/21/21
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All our work is basically asking the Creator to correct the evil into good. It is because evil is determined not by the evil itself but by its inability to fit into the connection between us in the ten. Suppose something appears to me as a huge evil but can actually help me integrate in the ten correctly, then it does not seem to me as evil. It is felt as much smaller and perhaps even not as evil at all. I must evaluate myself this way all the time.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/16/18
Question: The 12th century Kabbalist and philosopher Rambam wrote: “When the people gathered to Abraham and inquired about his words, he told everyone according to the extent of their understanding, until he brought them back to the right path. So, thousands and tens of thousands gathered to him—they are the people of the house of Abraham.”
How did Rambam, who lived 2,000 years after these events, know that this was how it happened?
Answer: When a Kabbalist is engaged in research, he himself goes through all these states within himself. The fact is that we see the world that exists in us. There is nothing outside of us.
Question: Is it possible for a Kabbalist to see it that way, but an ordinary person sees a world that is outside of him?
Answer: An ordinary person sees the supposed surrounding world. It only seems to him that this world exists. The Kabbalist understands that all this exists in his properties. So, if he changes his properties—and a Kabbalist can change them—it is like traveling through time.
For example, both Baal HaSulam and other Kabbalists write about what Abraham said. How do they know that he was speaking at such and such time under such and such circumstances? They sort of robe themselves in him.
Question: So, did Rambam find Abraham in himself?
Answer: Of course! All these properties! I seem to play these states in myself, find Abraham inside me, experience the same circumstances, connections, relationships as he does, and look at the world the same way he does.
The quality of Abraham begins to collect properties similar to it in me. With the property Nimrod, they have a conflict. All this in one person.
This is how resistance begins within him, when he discovers in himself a split into Nimrod and Abraham, the property of receiving and the property of giving.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/13/19
Question: The fifth commandment is “Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days be lengthened on the land that the Lord, your God, is giving you.” What is it about? Who are the father and the mother?
The Creator is the upper force. He is followed by two lower ones: Hochma and Bina. Hochma is the force of the father and Bina is the force of the mother. Then there are another six derivatives that compose Zeir Anpin: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod.
The last Sefira is Malchut, and this is the complete creation.
The phrase “honor your father and your mother” means that we should give Hochma and Bina the opportunity to build, to create, so that everything that exists in them would appear in the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin, in six forces.
Question: What does “to honor” mean?
Answer: To honor means to wait when they are revealed in creation because Hochma and Bina, father and mother, are above the created being and above creation. The Creator creates through them. Therefore the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin are created by the father and the mother, which practically shape the creation.
“Honor your father and your mother” means to give these forces the opportunity to act within you. It is like in our world: can the fetus do anything? Even a small child? Everything is done for him by his parents. And here we are talking about the correct attitude of the lower one to the upper one. A person in our world must allow the upper forces to act, to form him.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/26/19
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Lesson on the Topic of “Raising MAN”