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938.04Currently our main dissemination lies in the fact that by connecting with each other in the system of correct interaction and mutual guarantee, we create a prototype of the humanity of the future, within ourselves.

And since we are inside today’s humanity, we are like a leavening agent that is placed in dough and begins to ferment and swell. We are precisely such a part of the system.

Naturally not everyone agrees with us, but people speak in our words more and more, both because they are wising up in their own very slow way from the fact that they read our materials, but mainly because they absorb our energy and properties since we are all a single system.

We are all in one single humanity, in a closed common system, and therefore, this passes to them and suddenly begins to emerge. This most important dissemination system is via internal communication channels.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. Healing Energy” 10/1/11

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

504Getting in and out of exile is a constant process. We take a step and get rejection from the Creator. We do not know how to advance further. We ask the Creator to help until we find a way to be drawn to Him and so we are attracted to the Creator again.

In other words, there may be a step forward, a step back, or maybe a step forward and two steps back. Then a person feels that instead of becoming stronger, better, and closer to the Creator, he, on the contrary, becomes even further away from Him.

But still, the main thing is not to retreat. Our biggest problem is that we get frustrated and weaken our efforts.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/20/23, “The need for the Creator’s Salvation”

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Combine All the Efforts of the Ten

934Question: How can I understand that I am going backward relative to the group?

Answer: You have to look at your friends, see their actions and properties, and then you will discover how far behind you are. Checking whether you are going forward or backward can be only relative to the group.

Hold on to each other. You have no other way. Try to combine all the efforts of the ten. It is impossible to teach this.

You should talk and think about the greatness of the Creator, how much He wants to attract you to Himself and to create a place for you inside Himself. In this way you will advance.

Question: What is this state when “he will not turn back to folly”?

Answer: When he realizes that everything he is doing is folly and is on the verge that both the Creator and his friends can simply stop interacting with him.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/20/23, “The Need for the Creator’s Salvation”

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The Testimony of the One Who Knows All Mysteries

231.01“What is repentance like? When He who knows the mysteries will testify that he will not return to folly.”

 In other words, when will one be certain that he has been granted complete repentance? For this, one is given a clear sign: “When He Who knows the mysteries testifies that he will not return to folly.” This means that he will attain the revelation of the face, at which time one’s own salvation will testify that he will not return to folly. (Yehuda Leib Ha-Levi Ashlag [Baal HaSulam], “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 56). 

Question: What is “testimony”? Does a person have a new basis for making decisions in order to evaluate their actions differently?

Answer: The Creator shines a special light upon a person from a certain degree, and this indicates that he will not fall below this degree.

He has a new foundation, which depends on the light of the Creator influencing him.

And above that he has freewill, and he must climb the degrees of the spiritual worlds by himself. He himself is now looking for ways to advance further and continue his journey and his ascent.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/20/23, “The Need for the Creator’s Salvation”

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Raise the Striving for the Spiritual

237Question: There is a feeling that we run away from our work all the time. How do we not run away from disturbances? How can we rise above the necessary, and how can we raise the necessity? And what is the difference between them?

Answer: The main thing is to be in connection with your friends more and more until all the points of action build the correct line in front of you.

Question: Is it possible to determine exactly what we are raising and what we are rising above?

Answer: We rise above our egoistic demands, feelings, sensations, and goals. And we raise our striving to the spiritual.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/20/23, “The Need for the Creator’s Salvation”

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530Question: Is it true that all our failures are new Kelim (vessels)?

Answer: Both successes and failures are all new. We must treat both equally.

The most important thing is to gather them together, to understand that they all come from the Creator, and to wish to connect them with your future correct state.

Question: I can’t let go of the fear of losing the ten and the spiritual path because without the ten I am nobody. How can I deal with this fear?

Answer: That’s right. Without a ten you are nobody. You can’t fight fear alone either, only through the ten. You need to hold on to your friends, and fear will help you not let them go. Fear is good; it is help from the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/20/23, “The Need for the Creator’s Salvation”

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“How do I overcome my gambling addiction?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: How do I overcome my gambling addiction?

The attraction to gambling stems from a strong feeling of lacking connection with fate.

What is a lack of connection with fate? It is a lack of a harmonious connection between people and nature, or to a pathway to such a goal.

At the basis of all of our desires is a desire to connect with the source of our lives, the force of love, bestowal and connection that created and sustains us, and which can fulfill us completely.

We are on a developmental course to discover that force, but we do not all know about that goal or about the process we are in toward its attainment.

We thus wish to know our fate, the process we are in, what is rooted in nature and the plan by which nature operates.

Accordingly, by gambling, we feel like scientists in a lab. We express our desire to reveal the formula by which nature and humanity operate.

I understand and feel gamblers, even though I am not a gambler myself and I have never held any attraction to gambling. My wife, however, an adult lady, has an interest in playing various gambling-style games. It stems from searching for the force of fate that works on us and if we will bring people an opportunity to meet that force, then they will feel it.

It might seem as if an obsessive gambler just wants to make money fast, but it is not about the money. They can happily lose and win money, so it is not about losing or gaining. Rather, internally, the gambling addict seeks connection with the upper force that is operating on us at every moment. There is a spiritual aspect to it, as there is with all games.

What is the spiritual aspect to games? Games are actions in which their players rise from one level to another. When we play games, we do not know their outcomes. That is how life is. In such a sense, we could say that a scientist conducting various experiments or research is a kind of gambler.

We behave likewise in many areas of our lives. If we wish to progress on safe grounds, then we need to detach ourselves from the idea of fate and enter into a gamble.

In terms of overcoming a destructive gambling addiction, then it is written that the Torah heals everyone. I recommend that anyone addicted to gambling open and read the books of Kabbalah. The method of Kabbalah provides a process of gambling, i.e., undertaking risks, experiments and searches to find and feel a certain spark that exists within us. It leaves us on the edge of our seats, so to speak, in that we could either lose that spark or increase its intensity at every moment. By applying ourselves to the Kabbalistic method, we gain a lot of fulfillment while acquiring more knowledge, awareness and wisdom about our lives, and we regularly engage in a game to progress ourselves to greater and higher levels of perception of reality.

Based on “Ask the Kabbalist” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 18, 2023. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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