Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/22/19

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”, Items 1-16

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My Thoughts On Twitter 3/21/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

We cannot eradicate egoism, but we can stop using it, which means his (Haman’s) death.
Instead, we begin using it to help Mordechai.
#quoteoftheday #Purim #jewish #Motivation #Israeli

One can come to good only through realization of evil. Therefore, Haman is needed—a factor that awakens evil, so that a confrontation with him pushes us to good. Without this factor, we would not have returned to #Israel from the exile of Egypt, Babylon, Soviet, and soon America.

We cannot eradicate #egoism, but we can stop using it, which means his (Haman’s) death.
Instead, we begin using it to help Mordechai. Mordechai sits on his horse, and Haman leads the horse, helping him to advance.
Destiny is in our hands. #Purim

What is special about the holiday of #Purim: in today’s world, as in a theater, the curtain rises and the performance begins.
#Jews are divided, scattered among the nations, and most importantly, they hate each other—#Haman fully dominates. And the king agrees with him…
#Jewish

#Haman—anti-Semite: Jews must be eradicated because they have scattered all over the world and do not wish to unite, thus they don’t fulfill the will of the Creator to “Love others as yourselves.”
This allowed #Mordechai to start calling Jews to unite, which is their salvation!
(Haman helped!) #Purim #Antisemitism

The #Irish Parliament proposes to ban “trade with the occupied territories.”
If earlier the hatred of Jews came from #Nazi #Germany, today it comes from the entire world.
Kabbalah: Jews are obliged to give the world a method of connection—or the nations will force Jews to do it
… with their hatred.

@UNHappinessRPT “2019 #Happiness Index”—Israel ranks 13th in well-being and quality of life. Once again #Israel is recognized as the happiest country in Asia and the #MiddleEast.
What causes the Creator’s concealment is people not learning from their #history!
Only Kabbalah reveals Creation!
#Jews
From Twitter, 3/21/19

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Harmony Is A Balance Of Contradictions

232.09Question: What is stability and harmony from the Kabbalistic point of view?

Answer: Harmony is a balance between forces of reception and bestowal that mutually balance each other, emphasize, expand, increase, and at the same time lead to stabilization.

Question: Then why was it necessary to create a contradiction? Was it not possible to immediately create harmony and stability?

Answer: No. Then we would not feel them. We would be like insects that exist in relative harmony. We see that existence, especially in our world, consists precisely of the struggle between the two principles. Therefore, there is no harmony here, but only an alternating, fluctuating struggle that leads to a state of either greater or lesser balance between the two opposite forces.

Only the wisdom of Kabbalah explains how it is possible to reach such a balance where both forces will mutually complement each other.

In the corporeal world, these forces mutually exclude one another, try to destroy and annul each other. “Kabbalah,” which is translated from Hebrew as “the wisdom of reception,” explains how to correctly build a mutual combination of two opposites so that spiritual existence would be possible between them.

Earthy life is founded on simple principles: on the relative equilibrium of inanimate, vegetative, and animate entities that exist for a certain time and then die. That is, the corporeal balance does not withstand the test of time.

Spirituality, on the contrary, develops constantly until it reaches absolute balance in all its manifestations, which is called Gmar Tikun (the end of correction).

Question: Does it mean that the concept of happiness can exist only if there are contradictions?

Answer: Happiness is only possible when there is a struggle and it is felt precisely during those moments when this struggle comes to balance. There can be no satisfaction, happiness, or pleasure if you do not feel emptiness beforehand. Therefore, there must be a struggle in order to feel its positive result. This is this way in everything.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/16/18

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New Life #176 – Prayer And Human Development

New Life #176 – Prayer and Human Development
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary
Prayer is work in the heart. We pray when we turn to our hearts, soften them, and repair them so we can absorb and feel more of the world. We connect with all of creation when we pray out of mutual concern and mutual responsibility. The connected world forces us to pray together for everyone and evolve as human beings.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #176 – Prayer and Human Development,” 4/30/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/21/19

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati, Article 37 “An Article for Purim

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My Thoughts On Twitter 3/20/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

#American #Jews have never been so polarly divided between themselves, to the extent of such hatred toward each other that even families break up and relatives do not get together. This particular occurrence indicates that we are at the beginning of #Purim. #USA

Like a swing, “unity – hatred”: if there is no unity between the Jews, the #hatred rises, not only between them but between everyone. #Jews have only one ideology—unity. If they get involved in earthly ideologies that separate them, they cause #suffering.

Megilat Esther seems to talk about our days: Jews, by their desire to dissolve among the nations, awaken the forces of #Antisemitism to raise against them, and shake them into uniting, and to bring the world a method of connection and correction—light to the nations of the world.

#Purim is a choice on the path of the Jews and the world in life:
– to unite—the side of Mordechai,
– to divide—the side of #Haman.
Choice (Pur)—is in the hands of the Jews. Therefore, the world depends on them and will put more and more pressure on them until it forces them to lead the world to the #revelation of the Creator!
#Purim2019

What is so special about the holiday of #Purim this year? In today’s world, as in a theater, the performance begins with the introduction of all the characters of Purim. The king and queen are not yet seen, but the main characters, the villain and the #righteous, appear.
Our common task is to awaken the #Jews toward correction!
#jewish #history #holiday

Uniting, the #Jews attract the Upper light—a special force that connects their good forces of the world, ridding the world of #evil forces. Since the good #future of the world is in the hands of the #Jews, the world feels strongly about them.
#Quote by Baal HaSulam, Preface to the Book of #Zohar, p.70
#scripture #Israel

The holiday of #Purim—a theatrical production of our world.
If we take an active part in it and act it out well, we will extinguish #Antisemitism, and all the nations of the world will rejoice in our work, achieve global connection, grace will flow upon them, and the world will be content.

Jews are divided, scattered everywhere, and most importantly, hate each other. And now you can destroy them one by one—just what Haman wants to do. And the king agrees with him: “Come on, start your work.” #Purim #Antisemitism
When the situation escalates, the #Jews will understand that this is a critical state…

As far as Jews become estranged, hate and fight each other, a wave of #Antisemitism rises. As the Jews begin to unite, anti-Semitism subsides. There is a direct relationship: if one quality rises, the other falls. (#Haman or #Mordechai) #Purim

The anti-Semites (#Haman) are controlled by the Creator to bring the Jews to unite. If American Jews did not split into two legions, #Antisemitism would not manifest. Through their divisiveness, #Jews awaken anti-Semitism, forces that coercively compel them to bitter unity.

If not for the evil inclination, we would not awaken toward connection, would not reveal our distance from the Creator, nor reach equivalence with Him. One cannot achieve adhesion without the help from the left force.
In each state, the Creator sends us a helper against Himself. We have to have the right attitude toward these forces of nature.

The whole time there is a combination of two approaches, Haman and Mordechai, until a clear middle line is developed, which combines giving and receiving desires together and leads to the purpose of correction. #Purim—the end of all corrections!

Mordechai and Haman are like life and death. Desire to enjoy was initially created as opposite to the Creator, so the more I receive the more I kill myself by eliminating my desire. Receiving neutralizes desire. We see this in our world, which is overcome by depression and despair.

Esther—concealment of the Creator from man. When a person realizes that everything around him is disguising the Creator and begins to relate to the world in this way, he will come to adhesion with the Creator through his surroundings. This is called “Return” (tshuva) when everything returns to the Creator, all obstacles connect with the Creator.

The holiday of #Purim in here—the kindest holiday, the best time of the year, when great mercy is revealed. Purim symbolizes the entire spiritual work of man.

Depictions of the world should not enslave us or play with us so that we follow after them. On the contrary, we always cling to the Creator, and the images of the world serve only to strengthen the connection between us and Him.

The world is a wrapper which hides the Creator so that I would reveal Him through it. If I can penetrate this wrapper by force, each time relating it to Him, realizing that He is playing with me and that He is doing all this, then the wrapper turns from concealment to revelation.

All our work is to remember that there is a Creator, a man, and an illusory world between them. It’s important not to erase it, but to relate it to the Creator. He creates the world before a man, and a person should forcefully connect himself with the Creator and the world—and thus turn the concealment into revelation.
From Twitter, 3/20/19

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The Aspiration Of A Kabbalist Teacher

laitman_938.05Question: Does a Kabbalist with attainment have a desire for his students to also reveal his spiritual degree? Does he pull them up to his level? Or does he do that in order to ascend himself?

Answer: By teaching my students, I rise accordingly because I am disseminating this wisdom. And every potential small soul joining the common development connects to the general course of correction and affects everyone.

In other words, I affect the common soul of Adam by including you in it through me. Thus, I impact the whole universe.

Question: So, you are clearly interested in advancing?

Answer: I am obviously interested in all of you advancing. However, this interest is not selfish or egoistic because I personally want the whole system to reach adhesion with the Creator. There, the ego completely vanishes. Your question makes no sense because in Kabbalah the particular and the collective are completely equal.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/11/18

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New Life #175 – The Book Of Zohar

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Summary

The Book of Zohar is a special book that talks about the hidden network or soul that binds us together. It is the means of discovering and feeling this perfect system. The Zohar interprets the Torah or the principle, “love thy neighbor as thyself” and is the strongest “wonder drug” against egoism or the evil inclination. The Zohar came to correct all the divisions between us, to heal the fragments, and to bring eternity and perfection to all of humanity.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #175 – The Book of Zohar,” 4/28/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/20/19

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”, Item 12

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”, Item 14

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