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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

1 Minute3:30

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So The Views Would Not Perish From The World

laitman_947Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom”: Therefore, the collective is obliged to meticulously guard all the views of the few, so they will not perish from the world. This is because they must know for certain, in complete confidence, that the truer and more developed views are never in the hands of the collective in authority, but rather in the hands of the weakest, that is, in the hands of the indistinguishable minority.

Question: Why should everyone express their opinion when we sit in circles?

Answer: Until everyone fully realizes themselves in the connection between us, we cannot reach similarity with the Creator and build a group where the Creator will be revealed.

The group is a tool. We must calibrate it. As we turn the knob on a radio, tuning it to a certain wave, we must in the same way turn all the members of the group so they would connect with one another, and in their unity, the mutual, common integral force will manifest. This will be the Creator. Therefore, everyone’s participation is very important. Each one individually is very important as well.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/25/18

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Why Reveal Egoism In The Ten?

laitman_528.01Question: Why are tens of thousands of the quintessential historical examples of the manifestation of egoism and evil not enough to come to the need for correction? Why reveal egoism between ten unfamiliar people? What can we reveal there?

Answer: The egoism that you reveal every day in relation to your loved ones and all the others is not the ego that we are talking about.

Egoism is what interferes when you want to connect in the ten in order to reveal the Creator.

Therefore, we should study the qualities of connection to know them. By connecting correctly in the ten, we receive the manifestation of egoism. In further work on the ego in order to rise above it for the sake of revealing the Creator, both egoism and the Creator are revealed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19

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One Group

laitman_589.02Perception of reality is impossible to explain in words; you either see reality or you do not. If I take off my glasses, I will not see anything in front of me. I will know that there are people there and I will hear their voices, but I will not see them. In order to see reality through the Creator’s eyes, we need such glasses in which we could see the soul that exists in everyone and in all of us together so that it would be as one whole. This is how it works because perception of reality, as the sum of individuals, a sum of units, requires a different, integral approach.

We want to depict the Kabbalistic groups around the world as one group, and we want to care for all equally, rising above our personal concern for our ten, our country, and our language to the common soul of all humanity, the entire Babylon. This is all in order to correct our perception and see reality through the Creator’s eyes, in an integral and collective form.

Therefore, we should now try to think about the common soul, at least about all our groups in the world, in order to step over all differences between us. Everyone will thus correct their shattering and our perception of reality will become more integral.

How can we do this? It can be done only by working on our feelings with the help of the mind, understanding how important it is to connect the parts of the shattered soul. We must do everything in our power, and we will then arrive at the prayer that will save us. The problem is that it takes a lot of effort to reach such a prayer, when I understand that I cannot realize what I desire, but I want it very much and I know whom to ask and that He can help me.

We correct nothing by ourselves and make no connection to each other. Yet, if despite the rejection, we nevertheless make efforts, then we turn to the Creator who completes the work for us. This is how we should prepare for the congress in Bulgaria: do everything possible and then part of the convention will become a prayer.

This is no longer a relationship in the ten, the understandable human connection that is in my field of vision and sensation, but rather something intangible and unclear: with whom and how do I connect? I do not have the forms within me through which I connect with other groups into one Kli; therefore, all that is left for me is to pray, to ask.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/16/19, Baal HaSulam, “600,000 Souls”

Minutes 20:50 to 28:06

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Catch The Image Of The Creator

laitman_938.01Question: What does it mean to feel the Creator through the group? How does this happen?

Answer: If I am not included in the group, I cannot feel the Creator. After all, I am just one small parameter. In order to feel the Creator, there must be nine other parameters besides me, and then I will have a model called HaVaYaH (the name of the Creator).

Therefore, I must connect with nine more friends. Together, no matter in what states we are, we must try to be connected with each other so that like a locator we will try to detect between us such states that will capture the image of the Creator.

This happens on the condition that we all annul ourselves before each other, try to help each other, are bound by mutual responsibility (mutual guarantee), and are in connection, in union (Brit).

These are the same conditions that Rabash prescribes for us. If we are more or less directed to them and try to focus ourselves on observing them, then that’s all we need. We will capture the Creator completely.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/12/19

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Spiritual Practice

laitman_530Question: What is required for the development of the soul? How does the process occur? How can you understand and feel that you are on the right path?

Answer: Only one thing is required for the development of the soul: to begin to develop it by drawing closer to others. For this, we usually build small groups that we call “tens” because it is desirable that the group is comprised of ten people, but it can be fewer than ten. By drawing closer to each other in the ten, people begin to feel certain spiritual laws that operate within it.

This is a very interesting state. We can make of ourselves a laboratory in which we will feel ourselves under the influence of a special force, or the Creator.

In other words, as we start drawing closer to each other, we begin to feel how the Creator manifests between us, and as we move away from each other we feel how He distances from us. The Creator is in the center of this small group, and this is how we can define, clarify, and reveal Him. This state does not come immediately, we need to approach it. Give it a try.

By building the connection between us in spite of the egoistic forces that push us away, we will begin to feel it. It is the rapprochement above rejection that will cause a certain sense of the revelation of something in us. This “something” will be the harbinger of the attainment of the Creator. It is quite complicated and doesn’t come immediately, but it is precisely what our workshop is in practice.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19

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Be The Conducting Channel For Him

laitman_255Therefore, it is a must for every nation to be strongly united within, so all the individuals within it are attached to one another by instinctive love.This does not mean that all the people in the nation, without exception, must be so. It means that the people of that nation, who sense that harmony, are the ones who make the nation, and the measure of happiness of the nation and sustainability are measured by their quality(Baal HaSulam The Nation)

The force that strengthens the nation depends on its similarity to the upper force, which is oneness; that is, it is able to unite. Such a nation can overcome any difficulties as they manifest as breakings and imperfections that require correction. Therefore, we will have to encounter many problems so that we can cover all crimes with love, strengthening and uniting more and more. This is the way that perfection will be revealed.

Every time greater crimes are revealed, we must build an opposite state, with love above it, and with no despair or retreat. This is how the world is built and how it must reach correction.

How can the European nations achieve unity with the staggering number of refugees? The refugees only help the European countries understand that unity must be established above all differences. We need to see the wave of refugees as sent from the upper force: destruction for the sake of correction.

Fifty years ago, it was impossible to imagine the current refugee situation in Europe. Europeans protected themselves considerably, they preserved every nation’s uniqueness: Germans, French, Italians… . The borders were rigid and distinct.

Suddenly, everything began to change swiftly. According to the upper program, everyone must reveal the shattering they are in. How else can the necessity for correction be revealed if not by the introduction of a foreign force? Thus, several million people enter Europe who are foreign in culture, education, religion, and behavior. There is no greater opposite force.

As a result, the Europeans are beginning to understand that there is no choice: the only thing to do is to unite. They are yet to reveal how to come to such unity. No matter how unrealistic it may seem due to religious differences, the most acute and irreconcilable, there is no other option.

Europeans realize that they have to find the key to connection and unity. This key is found, first and foremost, in the integral method of connection explained by Kabbalah: covering all crimes with love. This is realized with the help of the upper force. We cannot achieve unity on our own; we can only create conditions where through Israel, a connecting channel, we will cause the upper force to act on masses of people.

In order for this to happen, we need their compliance: the way they talk and act will start to change. It makes no difference that only yesterday they were fundamentalists, no matter what religion they were practicing, the way they thought, or which of the seventy nations they were a part of. Everyone will become as one nation.

The main thing is that Europe is undergoing challenges and we must provide a solution. Therefore, uniting is very important, all the Kabbalistic groups across Europe and the entire world, especially now before the Bulgarian congress. This is how we will be able to bring the light of unity and oneness to Europe. Europe is becoming more and more engulfed in darkness, in the feeling of helplessness, despair, of being faced with no way out. But we will see how contradictions will begin to subside, opinions will start changing, as will thoughts and desires. Everything is resolved in thought and the thoughts will become new.

How is it possible that those who were fierce fundamentalists, nationalists, unwilling to talk to anyone who differs from them in the slightest would suddenly change? The upper light is able to reform anything. As He is intensifying the darkness right now, so will He correct it. The main thing for us is to be the conducting channel for Him—this is our work.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/13/19, Unification of the People (Nation)
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Responsibility To The Creator And The Group

laitman_543.02Question: Is there any personal responsibility in the work toward the Creator and the group?

Answer: Toward the group, I commit myself to reach, together with them, the quality of complete connection and bestowal.

My responsibility to the Creator is to reach connection with Him because it is for this purpose that He created me. By doing so, I reach my most comfortable, best, and highest state.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19

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Disturbances Are Blessings From Above

laitman_567.04Question: Can there be a physical rejection of people in the group as a disturbance from the Creator for realizing my spiritual potential?

Answer: I would say that that is a blessing from above. This is good! You are given an example of your egoism—how much you cannot stand others.

That is, you have an absolutely clear discernment of where and how you should correct yourself and, at the same time, how to measure your progress in relation to your friends, qualitatively and quantitatively. It will be clear to you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/23/19

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