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A Piece Of Advice With No Expiration Date

962.2Question: Several years ago when answering a friend’s questions about his difficulty to integrate in the group, you said that if he cannot rise above himself and integrate in the group, he should completely dedicate himself to dissemination because this action can replace the work in the group.

Is this still valid today? And in general, is the advice that you gave several years ago still valid today or is there an expiration date?

Answer: My advice has no expiration date, but it does have a fulfillment date. I have students who live in Alaska, Southern Australia, the Andes, and in distant places around the globe where there is no one around them, nothing.

What can they do? They can only listen to the morning lesson and sometimes connect through the Internet.

What can they do? Disseminate. Where? On the Internet. By connecting through the Internet you can start disseminating our materials, my Twitter tweets, etc. as much as you can.

It is a must to participate in the common work with others although no one knows you, and even if you do not have a virtual group, you are still adhered in every other way.

So, dissemination can replace everything. If you disseminate seriously, from the bottom of your heart, with all your strength and abilities, even if you are not in a group, you will eventually find your ten.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

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How To Take Off To Infinity

627.2Question: How can I become a bird and take off to infinity if I was created a small fish and placed in a stinky pond?

Answer: Your development does not depend on whether you are a fish or a bird, but on whether you want to get closer to the group where you find yourself. The Creator has not brought you to it for no reason.

This means that you can choose your friends and together you should try to create such cooperation between you to establish such a relationship that will absolutely resemble the right corrected soul.

If there is mutual bestowal in the group, mutual love, and mutual support, you will begin to feel the Creator’s presence in it.

We will suddenly feel more power in our common desire to be together in the ten, more power of connection, of mutual reliance, of mutual attraction, and a good and wise power that will gradually determine our spiritual state, and this will be the gradual revelation of the Creator.

Everything will become very simple. Begin to connect between you in a nice way and you will undoubtedly reveal the power of the good in this connection.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/14/19

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Connecting To The Creator

963.8In one of his articles Rabash says that we should see the Creator who guides us to Him behind every friend. We should perceive the friend as if the Creator is behind him and then we will see that the world suddenly becomes transparent, airy, and there is nothing other than you and the upper force, that “there is none else besides Him.” While everything else is but His presentation so that you will gradually focus on the Creator and see everything else as His attributes.

You will eventually reveal Him, and then you will see all the actions in the world on the levels of inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature and the human level, everything that happens before you, as the bestowal of the Creator who develops your attributes. By developing these attributes correctly with regard to the Creator, you begin to develop inside you the essence of the levels of still nature, the vegetative, the animate, and the human level, Aviut (desire) on the levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.

This is how you measure your connection to the Creator that can be on level 1, which is the level of still nature; level 2, which is the vegetative level; level 3, which is the animate level; or level 4, which is the human level. You connect all that to the Creator and then eventually everything is revealed to you. This is how we should actually assess good and evil.

Comment: But we need to ascend to this state in order to assess things internally this way and connect to society.

My Response: It all depends on the extent a person who has heard this from me gradually begins to clarify and implement this in life and to relate to the world responsibly, because he relates to the Creator through everything around him.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/21/19

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528.02Question: A ten in which we engage in internal spiritual work and in dissemination advances toward the future, to the next state.

If I suddenly drop out from the ten and feel discomfort and shame, can this state be called hell, from which I will later be able to feel the taste of bestowal unto the group, or is it just a preparation for more serious emotions?

Answer: We can say that it is hell to some extent. Of course there is what we call more serious levels later on, and you are yet to be “fried” with shame. But it is a good thing.

Believe me, I have been in this line for 40 years and it is still a wonderful page in my life, my whole life in fact, and I don’t regret it at all. I am over 70 and many of my friends I studied with at university or had been in touch with have already passed away. But I don’t think that my fate is worse than theirs.

Do not turn down an opportunity to get closer to the upper laws, to the upper world. After all, you do understand that it is for good. Each day that you invest is an investment in your general spiritual savings account. It is saved for everyone and enters each one’s soul specifically. So do not underestimate any single lesson or any group activity, but carry on and advance.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 6/23/19

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How Can We Correct Evil?

934Question: What exactly is the correction of evil attributes, desires, yearnings, and thoughts? If such a desire and thought appears, how can I fix it in practice?

Answer: Only in the ten. I cannot do anything on my own.

We have the best, clear, and accurate system, so just start using it. Enter this system and you will see what it can give you, how participating and connecting in the ten starts immediately to correct each and every one. If you do that, you will not need any other corrections.

We do not know the spiritual laws, but by pushing ourselves to connect in the ten, we reach a clear and accurate form of the spiritual state and then the Creator is revealed inside it.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/7/19

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Adhering To The Ten

947Question: I have been studying for over two years now and only lately did I hear that once I am in a ten, I will have to be in it for the rest of my life.

Answer: No, we have never said anything like that. There is no problem, you can change tens, but the most important thing here is to try to work with one all the time.

I will say one thing only: when you work in a regular ten, you accumulate material to work on. You are committed to them and they are committed to you. That is, qualitatively speaking, you advance better this way.

It seems to us that this is a problem only in our world. Not really! The Creator places different attributes in you, all kinds of new conditions, shatterings and corrections according to the ten you are in and according to the way you relate to it.

So, on one hand, you must try to adhere to the ten so that you are able to totally melt in them internally, and on the other hand, you will be able to fully gather them like a mother who gathers her youngsters, externally. This is how you express your attitude to the Creator, because as a result, you will discover the Creator in the ten.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

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The Only Criterion For Advancement

528.01Question: We detach from the ten from time to time, then re-enter it, and the frequency with which we do it is an indication of the quality of our work. According to which criterion can we measure it?

Answer: With regard to the ten and to the Creator who is in it!

I am constantly connected to them for this is my soul and it is with this that I advance in life. Physically I work, I care for my family, I participate in all kinds of corporeal events, but internally, I constantly feel that I am holding on to the ten and to the Creator who is in it. This is my only criterion.

Question: What if I have a certain ten today and another tomorrow?

Answer: It makes no difference. All the tens will eventually unite into one. On the whole, everything that was created will unite into one single ten, including nature, the still, the vegetative, and animate levels.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

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Brace Yourselves And Be Strong

945Baal HaSulam, Letter 12: “But what I ask most of all is that you brace yourselves and be strong, and the Creator will be with you. Do speak to the sagging friends to join us, and foreign fears will depart from them, and if they make the house vacant, there will be room for idols. Do not fear the blaze of the swirling sword on the way of the tree of life.

And if you wish to know, I will inform you that I do not find myself far from you at all, and one who feels remoteness, it is because of himself.

Baal HaSulam writes to his students rom afar and guides them and instructs them not to be afraid of anything.

The problem is that the Creator tests a person to see whether he is ready to see only the one unique upper force in everything and not to see anything else but Him.

It is only through unity within the group that a person can turn to the Creator directly. Otherwise, his appeal is very weak because it goes through the whole system of the shattered vessel.

There should be no superstitions here. Superstitions refer to foreign forces other than the Creator. There should not be any other objects that can influence a person, only the Creator through some puppets He operates through strings. These can be one’s relatives, friends, troubles, all of which are basically managed by the one unique force.

So if a person frees the Temple, the place where the Creator is revealed, of different idols, of different foreign sources that influence him, he makes room that the Creator eventually fills.

Baal HaSulam writes: “And if you wish to know, I will inform you that I do not find myself far from you at all, and one who feels remoteness, it is because of himself.” It only seems to you this way because of your uncorrected attributes, while I feel you in my attributes, and so I am among you, right by your side, together with you, in constant direct contact with you.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

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Making The House Vacant

631.4And if they make the house vacant, there will be room for idols. Do not fear the blaze of the swirling sword on the way of the tree of life. (Baal HaSulam, Letter 12)

Question: Does making the house vacant symbolize our freedom from thoughts in which there is no Creator?

Answer: Being free of thoughts in which there is no Creator means leaving the place clean for basic reasons and for other different reasons. If you believe that there is a force that operates in the world other than the Creator, it means that these reasons seemingly fill the whole Temple.

The Temple is the soul. It is the place that the Creator needs to fill with the attribute of love, bestowal, and faith above reason, which means that we have to vacate our egoism from this place.

Question: Does our unity take place on the level of faith above reason?

Answer: We cannot unite any other way, but only in faith above reason. Faith above reason refers to the fact that we have to ascend above our egoism to the attribute of bestowal, and only there can we unite.

Question: And does the descent take place when I descend to a thought in which there is no Creator?

Answer: Not only when I descend to a thought in which there is no Creator, but that there are also other forces that rule you and influence you.
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939.01A Special Stratum of Our Generation

Question: Who are the friends in the group? Is it the entire world group in relation to me and my work?

Answer: These are the elements that are closest to you from the construction of a common soul. They are among you, and they are a little further from you, they are here and around the world.

All of us in the world group Bnei Baruch are parts of one big soul called Adam. At the moment, our group is a stratum of the current generation in which you, me, and all others interested in spiritual development are located.

Question: And what is Adam’s task?

Answer: Any person has only one task—to reveal the Creator in connection between themselves and others.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 6/23/19

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