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Annulment Is The Condition For Revelation Of The Creator

544The most important is for each and every one to annul himself completely and not think of himself as righteous or that he counts at all among the friends. He should only see that his actions do not blemish the society. Although it seems as though he is a great person, he should nonetheless look into his actions and think, “What make me great?” and annul himself completely.

It is known that in every ten there is Shechina [Divinity], and this is a complete level. In a complete level, there are head, hands, legs, and heels. It follows that when every person regards himself as nothing in society, then he regards himself as a heel compared to the society, while they are the head, the body, and the higher organs. When each one thinks of himself in this way, they make the gates of abundance and every lushness in the world open up to them. (Maor VaShemesh, “Ekev”)

If people annul themselves before each other, each one toward the group, then they create conditions in it for the revelation of the Creator. This is how we should act.

After all, by annulling yourself toward the others, learning from them, looking at them, and inspiring them, you create such a condition that the Creator is revealed within you. He will not be revealed within one person, but only in the attitude of a person to the group, and only to the extent that this attitude is correct.
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From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/7/22, “Annulling before the Friends” Lesson 2

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Who Will Take The Initiative?

528.02Question: If everyone in the group annuls themselves, who will take the initiative during the nine months of our spiritual development?

Answer: The initiative is precisely to show how everyone annuls himself. This is a movement toward absolute zero, but it must have a clear vector and its own heroes.

Question: And what is the difference between the spiritual egoism that should be born in us and the egoism that we have now?

Answer: Spiritual egoism is directed toward the Creator.

Question: If the nullification occurs consistently, how can I keep annulling in the ten?

Answer: Get involved in the ten, start annulling yourself before it and you will see what powers you will have and how you can do all this.
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From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/7/22, “Annulling before the Friends” Lesson 2

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Helping Each Other

530Question: How can we increase the pace in the ten?

Answer: The pace of our advancement depends only on the mutual state between the friends and how much each one helps the other.

I cannot lift myself by my own hair, but I can do that through friends. To the extent that I help them, I elevate myself. It is much more efficient than if I could elevate myself on my own.

Helping others is the only means to rise. There is no other method. Therefore, we have a tremendous opportunity to rise. We are in a group where everyone understands what he should do and what others should do. Let’s help each other.
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From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/6/22, “Approaching the Creator Through the Network of Connections Between Us” Lesson 1

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Advantage Of Light Out Of Darkness

260.01Question: You say that we attain the Creator in our sensations through our connection. I’m trying to take into account the two principles “there is none else besides Him” ​​and “good that does good.”

But the more I get closer to these two principles, I see a reality full of darkness, as if I were in a black hole. How can I come from this darkness to a state full of the glory of the Creator?

Answer: The feeling of darkness is a wonderful state; that is, you do not have any desires for bestowal, love, and connection with others. I understand you well.

But at the same time, from this inverse property, you can also feel the opposite, inverse state. So imagine it.

The fact that you feel egoism means that you are already beginning to perceive the creation, what the Creator created. He did not create anything other than egoism. And you, from this state, which you begin to attain, can come to the opposite: “What does it mean ‘the reverse of Him’”?

So it is said: “The manifestation of light from darkness.” The advantage of light out of darkness, the greatness of light out of darkness. So go ahead.
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From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/6/22, “Approaching the Creator Through the Network of Connections Between Us” Lesson 1

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“Why Are Educated People More Likely To Be Racist Antisemites?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Why are educated people more likely to be racist antisemites?

In 1936, Albert Einstein wrote his friend a letter where he discussed the atmosphere of Jew hatred in American society. He wrote about the magnitude of antisemitism, especially in the academy, but also in industry and in the banking sector. He said that the enemy was everywhere; perhaps it could not be seen, but it could truly be felt.

Einstein mentioned how he did not understand how educated people, especially in the academy, could not see the extent to which Jews contributed to research and development, and asked how could they hold such dark ideas about the Jews?

The truth is that the more developed a person is, the more he hates Jews.

Hatred of Jews exists in everyone, including Jews themselves, until the Jews fulfill their role toward the world: to embody an example of positive connection, and act as a conduit for such connection to spread worldwide.

If Jews were more connected, the hatred against them would not only subside, but people would willingly wish to learn how to positively connect from the Jews.

By generating the force of connection among each other and wishing to become one nation, “one man with one heart,” then we can influence others so that they will also connect.

In the meantime, neither we nor the rest of the world understand that we need to positively connect, that at the end of it all, we need to all become as one nation. That is, connection is not solely a Jewish obligation, it is universal, but the Jewish people activate the process, and they need to lead it to a state where all will become “as one man with one heart.”

When the Jewish people will aim themselves at unification, then antisemitism will become a phenomenon of the past.

Based on the video “Kabbalist Responds to Einstein’s Antisemitism Experience” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

Going With Faith Above Reason

509Question: How do we know if we have received the gift of thinking in faith above reason or if it is being activated through our work from below upward?

Answer: There comes a time when we begin to hear that we must go with faith above reason.

And although this is not practiced at all in our world, we must act this way because this is the only way to develop the property of bestowal in ourselves, in which we will begin to feel the higher world, the Creator and ourselves, our soul, on a completely different level.

To reveal the Creator between us means to treat each other as He does, benevolently and doing good. And then in the similarity of properties, we will reveal the Creator who fills everything.
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From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/8/22, “Going with Faith above Reason” Lesson 5

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Then We Will Not Need Judges

507.03Comment: Three people convicted of the same crime can receive completely different punishments. The first one might be given a suspended sentence; the second, two years in jail; and the third imprisoned for ten years. This is today’s reality.

A study was conducted that found that judges are more likely to give a suspended sentence in the morning or after a lunch break. Hungry judges are more severe. In England, when a local football [soccer in the US] team loses on Sunday, referees give tougher sentences on Monday.

In France, an analysis of six million sentences revealed that defendants were treated more leniently on judges’ birthdays. Even the weather influences a judge’s decision. As a result of a review of two hundred thousand immigration court decisions, it was found that on hot days the likelihood of obtaining political asylum is lower.

Who judges us?!

My Response: Who are the judges? Are they not humans? Of course they are. If the judge’s wife yelled at him in the morning, or his car was cut off on the highway, or something else happened, then naturally everything works differently inside him because he is human after all.

According to Kabbalah, according to the Torah, a judge is the highest category of human development. Therefore a judge can be a person who has completely risen above all his properties and feeling who can absolutely objectively understand and feel the other and judge him.

To judge means to weigh what in the things that happened to a person came to him from the Creator, and what, perhaps, from the person himself? And in fact, what is there from a person in general, then?

Otherwise how can you judge a person, take his life, throw it on the scales, and say…? You know, it is as if they throw a piece of meat on the scales in a store and say: 10 years, 15 years, and so on.

And the person goes to a place from which there may be no way out. And what happens to him there and what they do with him is totally incomprehensible.

Question: You spoke about a judge’s high standard. Do today’s judges feel responsible to some extent for passing such sentences?

Answer: They will have to face the consequences. There is also a problem in this, to what extent do they understand or not understand what they are doing and so on?

Question: That is, in any case, only the one who has risen above absolutely all calculations can become a judge, and it is impossible today, right?

Answer: Today it is completely impossible! There was a period when we lived as an ancient people in the age of Judges. But those were glorious people!

A person who appeared before the judge did not even have a thought that the judge could pass a sentence on that day that would be different from the previous day, and that I would want to go to this judge, and not that one. How could that be?! Such incomprehensible things happen in our world, and we agree to this.

It is the struggle for power among them, for jobs, and for positions.

Question: What do you think is the solution today? To replace a judge with a machine in which laws are embedded?

Answer: Yes. If we replaced it all with a machine, it would be much more objective.

Question: Will we ever reach the state of real judges?

Answer: I think that we will already get corrected along such a path that we will begin to move away from this meanness in which we exist, and therefore we will no longer need judges. We will be the ones to judge ourselves. Let us help each other. In general, let us rise up from below.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 11/29/21

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/28/22

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Faith Above Reason” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Matter and Form in the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 115

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