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Bring Light To The World

laitman_938.04Rabash, “What Is the Degree One Should Achieve in Order Not to Have to Reincarnate?”: The thing is that we have to know that all of the souls extend from the soul of Adam HaRishon. He is called Adam HaRishon, which means the first man. A man is called the collection of all egoistic qualities into a single altruistic one. After Adam sinned, that is, fell from the quality of bestowal and love into the quality of reception, his soul, his structure, his desire was divided.

There are no bodies, there are only desires. Therefore, his desire, which was one big common light, shattered into a large number of small desires, each of which contains a microdose of light. We have to connect these microdoses together by directing our desires to one big, common desire.

This is our work of correction. At that, it is not only in collecting the particles into which the light shattered, but also in connecting them into a big force. Therefore, our work is divided into a great number of parts of the broken Kli (vessel) of Adam and into the sequence in which we assemble this single common desire called “Adam.”

This work takes a lot of time because we cannot do it in one single effort. Therefore, we should understand that each of us requires an environment in order to advance.

In principle, in all cases in life, I can solve most of my problems only with the help of the environment. I am already beginning to understand the condition that the shattering of the Kli dictates me to constantly be with my own kind who are yearning for connection. Then we can influence each other, act, and help each other both physically and internally.

Our desires, the lights that fill us, although they are still minuscule, nevertheless, their microdoses influence each other and thus, we can support and help each other. Our advancement is in this.

This is why connection is of utmost importance. Trying all the time to see in others an example of what else I can do, what else I can learn from everyone, from anyone, in any way—from their longings and their actions for connection. This is considered as one person helping another.

When we gather, we can learn both virtually and physically, but nothing can replace such a big gathering as a convention because only in such massive gatherings can people influence each other.

They should help each other, demonstrate how much they yearn for connection. There is no need to demonstrate familiarity, hugs, slaps, and pats. We must try to convey to each other the yearning of our hearts. That is primary. Together we should try to convince the Creator that we are already worthy for Him to unite us.

Such a persistent request from each heart to other hearts and through their connection to the Creator is most important. We will then begin to feel that we really are in the great upper light.

This can only be achieved at large conventions. Of course, you can come to this in a group, and in small meetings, but when such a mass of people come, already familiar with each other, it is really a great force. There is nothing like it in the world. Moreover, the world is waiting, subconsciously, unconsciously, but it is waiting for us to bring light to it, to bring the upper force closer.
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From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

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Two Stages Toward The Goal

laitman_942In principle, all our actions and our entire path consist of two stages. The first is to love your friend as yourself. When this is achieved, we proceed to the second stage: love the Creator as you love your friend, your group.

One stage transforms into the other. It cannot be otherwise: love your friend as yourself, love the Creator as you love your friend. There are no other alternatives. This is what spiritual development consists of; it is completely different, opposite to our nature.

When a person encounters such a condition, he must shake himself well more than once in order to confront the fact that connection with others must occur outside of and above himself. In order to do so, a upper light must come and create these conditions.

I can demand it by being inspired by my friends. Playing between us, we can create among us such a desire: jealousy, envy, anything. The main thing is to understand that I must achieve this; otherwise, I will remain an animal in our world, end my life like all animals, and nothing else will remain.

Only envy, jealousy, and a desire for honor lead a person from his animal state to the next, the highest one.

We must understand that only our serious decision to master the spiritual state at any cost, at the cost of breaking up with our egoistic life, with our egoistic attitude to the world, will give us the opportunity to rise, and to love our neighbor as ourselves and to love the Creator as our neighbor are two stages by which we must reach our goal.
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From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

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For Love Of Friends

laitman_947Question: When there is a desire to fill a friend, we forget about ourselves. In theory, should this desire alone be enough to somehow annul myself?

Answer: Yes, perhaps, for now. Probably that will change later. What does it mean to fill a friend? It means that you are prepared to sacrifice everything if only he receives what he wants.

Question: Is my desire to fill the friend egoistic?

Answer: It does not matter that it is egoistic. At the moment I do not check whether or not it is egoistic. I am not in the position yet to weight egoism and altruism. I am prepared to fill the friend with what he wants. This is called love for him.

Then, there are degrees, which I will climb and discover that this is egoistic love, and in fact, not even of the friend, but of myself, that I satisfy my desires in this way.

We learn that the love for one’s friend is only possible above self-hatred. One must feel self-hatred and to the same extent feel the love for others. This will then be the love for a friend and not for my new desire because this is self-deception.
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From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

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Don’t Try To Justify Yourself!

laitman_546.01Question: I am haunted by the question: what is going on, why can’t I connect with the others? I want to feel a common desire (Hissaron) but there is no connection, no feeling of the group. What is missing?

Answer: You are missing.

Question: Does this mean I am not ready yet?

Answer: Do not say that you are not ready. The fact that you were brought here is a sign that you are ready. Now it all depends on your efforts. Do not try to justify yourself that you are not ready. You are purposely given obstacles to prevent you from making the necessary efforts. You must make them, you should plea, persuade, demand to be united in one ten by any means. That’s what you must now do. Otherwise, you would not have ended up here.

Do not say: “Another congress has passed. I don’t know what lies ahead. Maybe next time …,” or any other excuses.

This is given to you from above! These are not your thoughts! Do not scold yourself for them, a man has no thoughts. Everything comes from above, and therefore, relate all the obstacles to the Creator. Do not comply with Him. This is called “help against you.” He is purposely pushing you away in order for you to develop the right desire for unity with Him in quantity and quality.

So, keep going!
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From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0

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Enrich Yourself Through The Desires Of Others

laitman_963.8Question: How should I grow my desire for spirituality? You are saying that it is possible to attach to myself the desires for spirituality of the others. Is there some kind of mechanism on how to do that?

Answer: Only in the form of self-annulment. You will not be able to acquire anything without annulling yourself. This is how you will suddenly begin to feel that this action allows you to absorb completely new qualities within yourself.

Question: How can one distinguish what desire it is?

Answer: Let’s say, you see a friend whose behavior you dislike. Annul yourself and begin to associate with his behavior, with his actions. Act as if you agree with and go along with him. Try to work on yourself in this way! Then you will begin to receive completely new, previously unknown sensations to you. This is what is called connecting with friends.

Look at the others—you dislike one thing about this one, another thing about that one. Try to annul yourself, to agree with the friend, to be together with him in his action, and you will see how this enriches you, how you are connecting with him. This is how the common Kli (vessel) in which the Creator appears is gradually revealed.
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From Lesson 0, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19

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Twist Yourself Like A Rubik’s Cube

laitman_245.10Question: To arrange a Rubik’s Cube by color, it has to be twisted horizontally and vertically.

I can twist my head and body horizontally to see everyone and absorb them into myself. What should I twist vertically? What should I do to do a complete job?

Answer: You have to constantly twist yourself in all directions, i.e., constantly dodging, in order to connect with friends above all obstacles.

Imagine that the Creator constantly creates difficulties and problems for you, twists you around. You must dodge, twist and turn and act contrary to Him. This is a help against you. His main job is to create problems for us because we will not grow without them.
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From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0

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Everyone Judges According To His Corruption

laitman_528.01Question: There is a rule in the Kabbalistic group: everyone is perfect except me. Does this proceed from what was said in the Talmud that everyone judges to the extent of his corruption?

Should I prepare myself in advance so that if I see negative qualities in my friends, I must understand that they are in me? But this is pretty odd; it is against our nature!

Answer: It is against our nature until we attract the upper light, which attunes us.

In other words, I have to, with the help of the upper light, reach a state when I will feel that everything negative I see outside myself is merely a demonstration of my own corrupted qualities that I have to correct as they gradually reveal themselves in me. In fact, there are still millions of repulsive properties in me, but only those that I can correct now are shown to me.

Question: But how does it happen? After all, I see that I cannot do this!

Answer: That is good.

Of primal importance in Kabbalah are the contradictions revealed between a person and his egoism, that is, between the right and left line, between what is real and what is desired. When I see in the other what is unpleasant to me, I must understand that I judge this only to the extent of my corruption.

That is why I must think, ask, and pray for my correction.
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From KabTVs “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/25/18

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Virtuous Disturbances

laitman_938.01Question: The Creator creates material and spiritual disturbances for us. Are these disturbances connected with us in any way?

Answer: Yes, they are. There are times when souls are more in need of either material or spiritual disturbances. Moreover, a material disturbance is not just a lack of livelihood. It can be diseases, drugs, problems with ecology, with anything, not to mention money and everything else.

These disturbances are not on the spiritual, but on the physical level, on matter. Therefore, our world is called material. All humanity experiences such disturbances.

Spiritual disturbances are unique and virtuous, when the Creator limits us in rapprochement between us and in rapprochement with Him in our connection. They lead us straight to the goal. Therefore, we need to replace material disturbances with spiritual ones since a person goes from spiritual disturbances directly to the goal.

We must learn to perceive them correctly. We will then have no problems. I will rejoice in constantly arising spiritual problems.

I do not want friends, I reject them, I do not want to get up, to come to the lessons, to smile at someone. All these are spiritual disturbances. This is how the Creator gives me the opportunity to overcome them and connect even more with my friends each time.

Question: What is better: to sit in the group with friends when one of them is in constant spiritual descent and worries, or is it preferable to be closer to the Creator when you are in joy and aspiration? Or these are different revelations?

Answer: These are really different states. You cannot say which one is better and which one is worse. What the Creator gives you at any given moment means that this is what is necessary for your specific correction. You just need to understand how to use any state as productively as possible.
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From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0

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What Does It Mean To Feel The Friends?

laitman_943Question: What does it mean to feel the friends?

Answer: It means that I constantly care about connecting with them. When I aspire to that, then I feel them in my aspiration: what I should connect to, what I should adhere to, what I should belong to.

Therefore, I no longer feel myself but my aspiration for them, the desire to feel them. It is an internal movement of the senses.

Question: Should I feel the aspiration of a friend?

Answer: You must feel your desire to connect with a friend.
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From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0

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Feel The Common Soul Begin To Work

laitman_962.7Each Kabbalistic group in the world should work in order to serve as the foundation for the upcoming congress in Bulgaria. The soul of Adam HaRishon, the common body, contains many different properties, each of which cannot be neglected. Everyone must annul themselves before the others in order to achieve connection, but at the same time, one does not cancel one’s individuality, character, and strength. On the contrary, a person must show this unique desire for unification granted to them and be an example for everyone so that they would also want to serve as an example. The result is a common connection.

Everyone must grow for the common unification. Everyone cares about how to help others, how to help them maximize their special nature so that all qualities are clear, bright, and burning, showing all the differences and all the connections between them. The differences between us grow as our relations with each other develop.

This is practical work for all groups and individual students. Everyone has to do this before the congress. Mere physical organization of the congress is insufficient. All groups and individuals in Europe must be awakened so that everyone feels that they are an important, vibrant part of the European system. Otherwise, we will be incapable of creating a common spiritual vessel (Kli).

The purpose of the congress is to create a central Kli of the world soul made up of European students. All material prerequisites for this exist because of the revelation of major egoistic contradictions requiring correction specifically in Europe.

Our mutual connection grows as we care about improving the common world group, strengthening and expanding the ties between all the groups in order to overcome everything that divides us as a result of the Babylonian separation—psychological and spiritual differences, different languages—rising above everything, and covering it with love. With the help of the connection between us, everyone will correctly rise on his personal spiritual path.

From now on, it is impossible to build a single spiritual Kli without concern for common unification. The main goal is a common connection, which obliges each group in any country to grow in the right form.

The era of personal development, when an individual soul could rise, has ended. Wherever a group is formed—in Novosibirsk, in Berlin, or in Italy—not one of them can grow individually. All of its corrections, development, and spiritual strength, starting from today, will depend only on the awakening of the collective Kli. It will be felt more and more. This is what our current time demands.

By establishing ties between us, asking for help, and helping each other, we revive the system of Adam HaRishon. We will begin to feel our interdependence and our obligation to take care of everyone.

This is a new stage of the work. Its result will be each individual Kli being able to grow correctly, developing its individual character and contribution to the system. We will feel how the common soul begins to function and breathe.

We cannot do otherwise. The stage of separate tens and groups has passed and ended. A new and special stage of advancement has begun. We will feel a stronger manifestation of the upper force through the general system, how it guides us and operates on us.

This is a very important stage for approaching the Creator because He will be felt within all groups.

Therefore, remaining in our tens, we have to start taking care of all the groups, the common spiritual Kli, and the system of the common soul of Adam. That is where the Creator will be revealed.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/23/19, Questions and Answers with Dr. Michael Laitman

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