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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 9/7/19, Part 3

Laitman_138Question: How do the four phases of the development of nature (inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human) correspond to the physical age of a person? At what age does he become a man (Adam)?

Answer: There is no correspondence with this. The created being can become a man (Adam) at any age. The spiritual experience does not depend on age.

Question: There were such cases when the sages prayed to forget all their knowledge and to start from scratch. How is it possible to advance without comparative analysis? By what parameters can a person compare the revelation of one’s feelings or any change?

Answer: The more a person can forget so that there will be nothing left in both the brain and the soul, the faster and better one can advance.

Question: What are the stages of development of the Creator in the ten?

Answer: These states are called conception, nine months of development, birth, two years of suckling, upbringing to the age of six, then from 13 to 20, 70, and to 120 years. These are the phases of the development of the soul.

Question: You said that thought is primary, above the flesh. What does it mean?

Answer: Naturally, thought is the most important thing in our world, even in the egoistic one. Therefore, above thought there is only the next level—the Creator. However, thought does not exist on its own. Thought is the expression of the heart, expression of the desire.

Question: How can we ask the Creator correctly when there is a split in the ten?

Answer: Ask Him to bring you together. Imagine that you had nothing except a plate and suddenly it shattered. You could receive everything on it. How would you ask the Creator to assemble this plate for you? Otherwise, there will be nothing.
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From Lesson 4, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/7/19, Rejoice in What We Lack/Work in Concealment

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595.04Question: We begin to feel darkness as if from within our egoism. Darkness, which in essence is the same as light, is external darkness. Does it differ in any way from the darkness that I begin to feel egoistically?

Answer: Darkness is the feeling of egoism, period. There are no other kinds of darkness. There are only two forces: egoistic and altruistic. The egoistic is felt as darkness in our spiritual development, the altruistic—as light.

Question: What does it mean to annul myself? What should I restrict in spirituality and in corporeality? How is it possible to find balance between these two lines?

Answer: This is a problem that you can learn about only in our courses, only in the lessons in a gradual connection with teachers: how to balance corporeal and spiritual life. You have to work, have a family, and study Kabbalah. How can you bring it all into balance? In order to do so, you have to be under the supervision of mentors.

Question: Can I, through my request to the Creator, influence other people’s perception of the world? Or is the revelation of the Creator to them not my task and I need only concentrate on the prayer for connection?

Answer: Concentrate only on the prayer for connection of your ten, and through it, you can already ask the Creator for greater connection than in the ten. There must first be the ten, otherwise you do not turn to the Creator, but to whatever, simply to the air.

Question: What should I do if today, at the lesson, during the workshops, I do not want to say anything, I have neither thoughts nor words?

Answer: It means that yesterday you were filled so much that nothing fits into you anymore. What can you do? It will pass gradually. Whatever you received today by being present at the lesson will be revealed in you later. It all entered you, but at the moment you cannot work with it.

Question: How can you pray correctly for the ten in the darkness?

Answer: In the darkness, you cannot pray for the ten. You should adhere to it, enter it. This is why you were given the darkness. The ten then begins to correct and elevate you, and everything will work out.
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From Lesson 4, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/7/19, Rejoice in What We Lack/Work in Concealment

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 9/6/19

laitman_597.02Question: What should be the prayer if you feel like a clump of evil and corruption?

Answer: That is great. If we all felt like such clusters of evil, egoism, envy, jealousy, meanness, and everything that possibly exists, it would be perfect. How much a person would want, if not to get rid of it, at least to paint over it a little!

This is good. It means one already has a need to change oneself.

Question: How and when we will be able to connect all of our AHP to us?

Answer: To do this, first you must have Galgalta ve Eynaim and then AHP. First of all, you must have bestowing desires, then you will be able to work with the desires to receive for the sake of bestowal.

Question: How can we not come to inaction or indifference because of annulling ourselves?

Answer: Let’s first learn to annul ourselves and then we will see. You are right, there is a question in this. The fact is that I am annulling not myself, but my egoistic participation, and ask that in its place, the Creator will give me new strength, the quality of bestowal.

Question: If concession to the friend does not lead to the greatness of the goal, should you concede to him?

Answer: If this is a ten, I do not make any calculations whether it does or does not lead to the goal. Most importantly, by conceding to the friend I move toward the goal.
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From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “To Become Ready to Be Influenced by the Society,” Lesson 2

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How Do You Sign A Mutual Agreement With The Creator?

laitman_942Question: The Creator is the main guarantor. We sign an agreement with each other before Him with the understanding that He is behind us.

When someone in the group falls and we try to throw him a rope, but nothing happens, then we turn to Him: “You are in a contract with us, and therefore we ask you to fulfill your part of the contract. We did everything to help the friend rise, but we don’t have the strength. You are a participant in our agreement, we ask you now to pull him out.”

Do we understand correctly or not?

Answer: No. Why don’t you turn to the Creator immediately? Do you think you are capable of anything?

Remark: We think that we must put our “half shekel,” pay our price, come to the point where we are not able to do anything anymore, and then ask Him.

My Comment: In principle, it is correct. But it’s better to immediately understand that except for the Creator, no one can help anyway.

Question: How do we sign a mutual agreement in order to feel that He also participates in it?

Answer: The Creator does not participate in it, He defines it. He holds your guarantee. After all, He holds the entire system.

What does this mutual guarantee mean? In a completely closed system everyone is a guarantor for the rest. And if he does not fulfill his part, everything will collapse. Therefore, we must immediately get the Creator as a force that acts in us.

Another thing is that we can turn to Him and say: “Yes, we cannot hold this net of forces. Make it so that we understand where to do this, direct us, help, give strength! Give an understanding of what to do! Govern!” For Him it is a great joy.
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From Lesson 7, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/8/19, Collecting All the States Toward the Creator

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 9/7/19, Part 1

laitman_584.01Question: With what intention should I come to the ten: Is it that I cannot be without them or they cannot be without me?

Answer: You cannot be without them. That is for sure.

Question: What is the difference between agreeing with the governance of the Creator and accepting the kingdom of heaven?

Answer: It is the same, the next degree above us.

Question: We work with the Creator. He gives darkness to our ten, brings us to the working state, and we respond to Him with our light. He gives us even more darkness, we return to Him even more light. How can we include the world into this cycle? How can we stop working in this wonderful feeling: I, the ten, the Creator—the Creator, the ten, I?

Answer: When the darkness and the light are equal for you, you will be able to correctly work with the entire world.

Question: How does the connection of opposites happen?

Answer: It is from above.

Question: What is the most effective way to use the state of excitement and ascent, to learn from the states of descent, to add even more connection, and fill the gaps between us?

Answer: Only in the group. If you do this together, you will certainly receive the center of the group and find a solution in it.

Question: How can we create the center of the circle, to see and feel it, and to raise a prayer from it?

Answer: Take one friend, then a second and a third one, do not take ten at once. Try to assemble a triangle from them, then a polygon, and when you master this you will gradually reach a circle.
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From Lesson 4, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/7/19, Rejoice in What We Lack/Work in Concealment

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Demand To The Ten

laitman_938.03Question: What should the demand to the ten be in order not to cause harm in the first place? When should it be a request and when a demand?

Answer: If I demand unity from my ten, even egoistically, so I can be included among them and this is how I receive the influence from the Creator. It works. Give it a try.

Here we do not transcend the limits of our egoistic desires, but we see that it works. So demand from your egoistic connection in the ten, no matter what, if only so you can exist in it in order to forget about yourself and feel the ten instead. That’s all, nothing else is needed.

To this extent, you will begin to feel the Creator in your ten. You will discover the Kli (vessel), and everything will move from that point.

Question: How do I formulate a request so that it is not a manipulation, but a request?

Answer: Did you feel any kind of connection at the congress?

Remark: Yes.

My Comment: This is what you strive for. This is your request. You will be unable to formulate it for a long time. Later you might have formulations not in a sensory form, but in the form of a desire (Aviut), screen (Masach), reflected light (Ohr Hozer), etc., that is, in the form of completely different terms: material and physio-technical.
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From Lesson 7, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/8/19, Collecting All the States Toward the Creator

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/13/19

laitman_942Question: During the convention, must the tens constantly mix, each lesson with a new ten?

Answer: What difference does it make? Shut your eyes as if you do not see and do not know which ten you are in: permanent or temporary. It is all a mirage. They are showing you one version of your soul, and then another one, and the third one. You must connect and merge with it and with the Creator who is inside it.

Question: How can you use happiness correctly? Should I awaken the left line more so that I am not carried away with too much happiness?

Answer: Happiness must be balanced with the goal, the precise approach, and the purpose for which you use this excitement. It is not about just being in a state of joy and having fun.

Question: I am very connected with my regular ten. Is it normal to imagine my permanent ten when I participate in a temporary ten? Or is this a bad approach?

Answer: It makes no difference. Imagine anything you want. The main thing is to connect everything together.

Question: Outside of the lesson when my ten and I are not in a lesson, in a common meal or on duty, can I be connected with the general ten in some way?

Answer: Certainly. What difference does it make if you are sitting with a part of this group or together with the entire group? A person should constantly be together with everyone in his thoughts and not become disconnected anywhere.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/13/19

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Advancement Through Questions And Answers

laitman_219.01Question: Is a question the most important element of practical work in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Yes. A question is of utmost importance to our spiritual advancement. However, it is unnecessary to ask a question and wait for its answer. You study it, want it answered, then you ask the Creator through the group and receive an answer.

All our advancement is comprised of questions and answers. The Passover tale about four sons speaks about this: even when you are in a state when you do not know how to ask a question, you must look for opportunities to have it. There is no advancement without it.

Question: Is a question considered a spiritual action?

Answer: Yes, of course. It is the left line, which is necessary for movement.

Question: Can a question be a real gift for a teacher or for a friend, an example of bestowing to the group?

Answer: In principle, yes.

Question: Is it worth asking a question if the methodology teaches us that questions that arise in us are revealed and clarified naturally in the course of our work in the group?

Answer: When you ask a question or do something in general, you should think about how you are helping others.
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From Lesson 4, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/7/19, Rejoice in What We Lack/Work in Concealment

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Cancel Self-Love

laitman_938.02Rabash, Article No 6, 1984, “Love of Friends (2)” Everyone should think that he has come to the group to cancel his self love, that is, he should not think about how he can fulfill his desire, but as much as possible think only about love for his friends—because only through it he can acquire the desire and need for the new property—the desire to give.

And from love of friends, one can come to love of the Creator, to desire to give contentment to the Creator.

We must not forget that precisely this is what we should think about all the time and aim all our aspirations toward. No matter how much it is opposite to our nature, we still have to position ourselves this way.

I am aimed at rising above my self love for the love of friends because through such an attitude toward them I begin to perceive the Creator, the upper world, the property of bestowal, I rise above my nature. It is the exact condition, that lever, which can lift me.

At first, these are, in general, selfish desires: I want to rise, I want to find, I want. If I need to love another for this, then I am ready. Good. There is nothing to be done if it is necessary.

Then, when we work with this, I suddenly begin to feel that I do not need anything else. I do not even need myself. If there is such a property as bestowal, if there is such a state called the Creator, that is all, that is enough for me, I do not even need to exist.

A person feels the influence of the upper light so much that he does not even ask for himself; on the contrary, he is ready to completely annul himself, to not exist. This is how the next stage of our development begins.

To the extent of the similarity to the Creator—to give Him pleasure just as the Creator wants to give us pleasure—we gain the Creator’s quality, merge with Him, and rise to His level.

There are two stages here. We can acquire a new property, a desire to give, only by working with friends. And only then do we we gain the desire to give pleasure to the Creator, and thus rise to similarity with Him.
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From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

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