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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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What Is Important For The Work In The Ten?

945Question: We are trying to implement spiritual work in the ten now. How important is the formal part of this work? I belong to a virtual ten and I do not exactly know who is in my ten. Is it important to know that?

Answer: You should try to connect in sensation. It makes no difference whether it is a virtual or a physical ten. The main thing is how much you try to connect by the efforts of the heart.

You don’t need to know who is in the ten exactly, what their marital, social status, etc. are. The only thing that is important for you is their spiritual yearning to the Creator through which you join them and advance together with them. All this takes place in spiritual space and there are no physical parameters in it at all.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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Asking For Correction

938.05Question: If when you do good you are given only evil, do you need to do evil to receive goodness?

Answer: You do not need to inflict harm on anyone. Evil appears inside us. We just need to try to change its form, to come to the group with it and ask for correction through the group.

All our work is basically asking the Creator to correct the evil into good. It is because evil is determined not by the evil itself but by its inability to fit into the connection between us in the ten. Suppose something appears to me as a huge evil but can actually help me integrate in the ten correctly, then it does not seem to me as evil. It is felt as much smaller and perhaps even not as evil at all. I must evaluate myself this way all the time.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/16/18

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How Can We Solve A Friend’s Problem?

530Question: How can we solve a friend’s problem?

Answer: There are problems that a friend can solve when connecting to the Creator. There are problems that friends get so that I will connect to the Creator and solve them. There are states that are felt as global problems, and I connect to the Creator and He solves them through me.

This means that everything is materialized through me, but it comes from the Creator. I am a short-circuit between the Creator and the friend, the group, or the whole world, and that is how we solve the problems.

This is the reason that all our thoughts should flow in the following direction: all the problems stem from the Creator, and we solve them only by connecting to Him. What is more, each one can do it for others.

When working in the ten, we will see that not a single person can correct himself, ascend, connect, or exit the bad state. It is said that only friends can free a person from prison. He can never do it by himself.

We will go through such states all the time, and although we do not feel it now, we will soon see that it is indeed so. So we just need to connect to each other. It is as it is written: “They Helped Every One His Friend” and not any other way.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/11/19

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How To Draw The Upper Light

944Question: How can corporeal egoistic actions like studying, for example, extract the absolutely heavenly spiritual force of bestowal from the upper world?

Answer: Indeed, if our world is not connected to the upper world in any way, how can I do something through my physical actions, through my egoism?

The point is there is nothing I can do. However, we have been given the opportunity to gather in tens and try to unite between us despite our egoism, above it. And although I cannot do that at all, to the extent that I try to connect with the friends, I invoke the upper light unto me. That is, there is a so-called branch-to-root connection, and I can do it.

If I behave in a certain way with the friends in the group and we study Kabbalistic sources together, create connections between us, and imitate the images and actions Kabbalah writes about, then even if I am in my egoism, I still feel an internal inspiration to summon the impact of the upper surrounding light unto me.

This light surrounds the ego on purpose, and to the extent that the ego yearns for it and seemingly wants to resemble it, the light impacts the ego and changes it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/23/18

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The Group Is A Lab For Studying The Creator

938.05Spiritual work depends on how we create a group, how we manage ourselves in it, and how we change all kinds of connections and integrations in the group. To this extent we, like in a lab, begin to feel the influence of the Creator on us, sometimes more sometimes less, sometimes closer and sometimes further away, etc.

All our groups around the world can already arrange these conditions between them so that they can study the Creator. To the extent that they get closer, expand, or feel distant from each other, they begin to feel Him.

The Creator is simply the general force, and we are the ones who can feel Him and change internally. Internally means in the group, in the connection between us, which is where the Creator is attained.

This is the reason that we always aspire to create groups and to unite in them according to the advice of our teacher, the Kabbalist Rabash. If we work this way, we will begin to feel the revelation of the Creator inside us to the extent that we get closer to each other or further away from each other, even artificially. And then we attain experience of how we can work with Him.

This is a very interesting action called spiritual work. By performing this action, we can reach the attribute in which the Creator will fill us. Once we are filled by the Creator, we will feel the next levels of creation, above our world.

Today we are also filled with the Creator, but at the lowest, animal level. Therefore, this level does not give us the feeling of eternity, perfection, knowledge. Since we are all created by the Creator in the same way, as as people who are similar to each other and somehow connected to each other, but precisely because of the Creator, we do not feel this unity and the Creator in it.

But as soon as we ourselves become more united with each other, we will immediately begin to feel Him. Therefore, the next levels, which depend on our greater unification, will manifest in us as knowledge.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/22/19

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Am I Beneficial For the Group?

933Question: How do I know whether I am beneficial for the group?

Answer: Only when you detach yourself from your ego and lower yourself before the group will you be able to receive a real positive answer that you are beneficial for it. This means that you need to be able to totally dissolve in the group.

This happens after a great deal of scrutiny, for and against, agreeing and disagreeing, and so on. When you are aware of it, you annul yourself.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/9/18

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