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A Ten And A Teacher

942Question: During the lesson, do we first need to internally connect to the teacher or to the ten, or does it have to happen simultaneously?

Answer: You need to connect to the ten so that you and the ten are one whole, and then you can listen to the teacher and implement in the ten what he says.

The ten is the main thing, but in order to know what to do in the ten, we need a teacher.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/10/19

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All Of Spirituality Is Fulfilled In The Ten

947Question: Does the expression “as an ox to the burden” refer to states in which we don’t see the future? How should we relate to the external world in such states when everything seems bad?

Answer: You will not be able to come out of bad states to good states in any way if you do not have a group. It is only in the ten.

When you gather in the ten and seemingly create one unique whole, although you are different from each other. Then you build inside you an attribute that is made of many different elements, which you do not even suspect exist because each of you is a huge complex system.

When you connect, one unique whole is created among you, but in fact the system is made of many different opposite parts. It is like every modern technical system, such as an electronic system or a computer system, in which there are many mutual and opposite combinations, but together they create a system that operates as one unique whole.

Without this system, you will not be able to advance in any way. So when you feel bad, only your ten can help you. If you are in a state of descent, the nine friends that are connected to each other can pull you out of this state.

This is the only way! There is no other way! This is the reason that each one is given a state of descent—in order to unite the ten. Today I am in a state of descent and tomorrow it will be you, and then him, and so on.

Everyone will go through these states and this is how we will create the Creator’s name, where each one pulls the others up. But you will not be able to do anything without a ten. All of spirituality is fulfilled only in the ten. There is nothing in an individual person. Make a note of that.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19

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Calling Up The Creator

934Question: Suppose I asked the teacher to call the Creator and the teacher responded that the Creator is expecting my call. How based on this can we arrange a permanent, constant connection that includes everyone?

Answer: If you are connected in a ten, you can call upon the Creator. Imagine that you can reach the Creator only if together you dial His number, which consists of ten digits.

You reach the Creator and He answers all of you at once. If one of you drops the connection, then a certain digit is missing and the connection with the Creator is cut off. That is the way it works.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/18/19

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942Question: How is it possible to strengthen the connection with the Creator  to get an answer to my question?

Answer: It is possible to strengthen the connection only through a correct response and not in any other way.

The more that the friends participate in a connection with the Creator, the wider, deeper, and stronger it will be. You will begin to feel more precise harmonies, meaning that you will notice the higher elements of the relationship between you: why, what for, and so on.

This only depends on the extent to which you conduct a connection to the Creator through the group.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/3/19

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The Prayer Of The Group

945Question: What is the prayer of the group? Should we sit around a table and work together like in a workshop or read the Siddur or something from the sources?

Answer: The prayer of the group is when everyone feels the same thing. When there is one feeling in the hearts of all the friends.

You have been discussing for many months the importance of being in contact with the Creator, how to connect Him to us, how to awaken His influence on the group, and how to draw His attention. By constantly focusing your thoughts on one idea, you seemingly appeal to Him. You want to be in contact with Him and you ask this of Him. This is the prayer.

You can, of course, read the Siddur. It was written and edited 2,500 years ago by the members of the Great Knesset, who were great Kabbalists.

They wrote about what they felt and saw. These prayers are therefore absolute and are meant for anyone. Anyone who says them performs at least some action, but we need to turn to Him more from our hearts, from the heart of the group.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/18/19

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Holding On To One Thought

632.4Question: Is it right to hold on to one thought, that I want to resemble the Creator, in all my actions and in everything that I do?

Answer: Yes, but this thought should also lead to many other thoughts that will help you. For example, the thought that in order to resemble the Creator I want to connect to the friends in the group, to be below everyone, or vice versa, to ascend above everyone in order to draw them behind me, etc.

The initial thought is the main thought, but secondary thoughts follow it, which are added to the one main thought. The more you engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah, the more you follow how you are getting closer to the Creator, the more secondary thoughts and desires emerge in you, but they all connect to one general common integral.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/3/19

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A Single Common Thought In The Ten

945Question: There is an individual thought and there is a collective thought. How can we correctly form a single thought in the ten?

Answer: The single thought should be the result of the whole ten aiming at unity, aiming at everyone dissolving in one single whole called one, single, and unique.

So when the friends gather in such homogeneous unity, it is possible to speak about the right connection between them and about preparation for connection with the Creator who is revealed between them.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/3/19

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934Question: When we attract the light, then we realize that we cannot do anything by ourselves and that only the Creator rules. It feels like an illumination in the group. How can we provide the group with at least a small constant illumination so that we always hold on to this level?

Answer: How to make you constantly feel close to the Creator?

You must connect together in such a way that everyone tries to maintain constant connection with the friends and with the Creator. But being only in connection with the Creator will not help because collective support from the ten is required. You should all try to think about the friends, and they will also think about it and about the Creator. Then you will hold on to it and will not fall.

You will not be able to reach a state that you feel some kind of spiritual attribute in you, a spiritual ascent, without falling from it. Only your friends can help you.

This is the reason we learn that a person cannot get himself out of prison by himself but only with the help of the friends. If you support each other all the time, you will be able to constantly be in spiritual sensation.

Question: So this constant illumination is us being in Arvut?

Answer: Yes, Arvut between you will bring you to constant illumination. Good luck!
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/9/19

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Build A Sensor For The Creator

963.8Question: We speak about wanting to attain what is written in the The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah in our sensations. At the moment we feel very little. We understand very little and we are in a state which we don’t understand.

What is happening to us? How does the light operate on us and when will we understand that we have become a spiritual Partzuf? Will this come gradually or suddenly?

Answer: You need to unite and to be as one unique whole in order to become a spiritual Partzuf (a spiritual body).

This is the reason that you need to set apart a section of the group that is made of ten people, which will be your internal nucleus, and your ego will remain in the external part.

Whatever you can set apart of yourselves in order to give it to the ten, will connect you in the internal part and on the whole will be the group.

In the unity of the group you will begin to acquire the attribute of the one which is called the Creator and to feel Him. You will create the Creator by yourselves.

You will create Him out of your attributes of bestowal. You will begin to feel that what you have made is the Creator. Just as in our world we don’t feel what is happening but only our responses to something, it is the same here.

The Creator, Bore, is called “come and see,” “Bo–re” (in Hebrew).

Come means make, as it says, “you have made Me.” This is what the Creator says when He turns to those who have come near Him.

There is a force in creation called Atzmuto, which means by Himself, and in order to express Him inside us we need to build a sensor, to build our vessel, just like a radio receiver that will receive this wave and this will be the Creator inside us. Only inside us! He does not exist outside us! Outside us there is already Atzmuto, something that we don’t know what it is and have no right to speak about.

So our first goal is to make a group of ourselves, and what is felt between us is already the Creator. As for the egoistic part that is left, it will also begin to gradually connect to us until the Creator fills everything.

Question: To which part should we attribute the family, our work, and the whole external world?

Answer: We should attribute it to the beastly part that you have to care for. For example, you need to wash, feed, and put your body to sleep. You need to relate to it as to something foreign. You should also relate to your family, your work, and everything else in the same way.

You need to do all that, but the main thing is that you have another life on the spiritual side.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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Ask The Creator To Shine Upon Us

934Question: Suppose we rise above the conflicts and differences between us in the ten in order to unite. When will our direct connection and understanding of “The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” happen?

Answer: When you ask the Creator to begin to shine upon you. Only then. It takes a long time. Everything depends on the common effort.

If you make common efforts, you can ascend very quickly, just like launching a missile. There is the starting fuse that raises the missile above the ground to a certain height, and then the engine of the missile turns on and the missile continues its flight.

It is possible to quickly ignite this fuse and rise above your ego. There, the machine is turned on and you move forward.

Question: Suppose I have already risen above myself, have connected to the friends, and now I am not asking that He shines upon me. What does it mean to beg the Creator to shine upon me?

Answer: Are you already in a state in which no one differentiates himself from the friends? Have you already ascended above the level of the ego that you have now? Are you connected internally so that you feel as one whole? Do you feel the same general level of internal unity that you did not feel before? It appears only as a result of the connection between you.

That is, to the extent that each one has annulled himself, all the annulled individual parts connect as one, and the result is common annulment. This is called rising above yourself. It is on this common part that the Creator operates. You can connect to the Creator, the Creator connects to you and starts to work.

Have you felt this common part between you which each of you has seemingly extracted from himself and connected with others? I give this up, I want to exist in it, detach from my “I,” be in that part extracted from me, and I want to connect to others in it. Do you feel this state?

Do you feel how these parts connect into one common part and how you want to feel the Creator in that common part that was extracted from everyone? Do you want to bestow unto each other, to connect in order to bestow unto the Creator and to feel Him? You need to cultivate all these experiences and to constantly discuss them, work on them, and feel them. Eventually, you will go through this.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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