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The Atmosphere in the Ten

938.03Question: When a person is satisfied with the work, it is impossible to give him a higher degree because he does not need the help of the Creator.

On the other hand, Rabash writes that it is in the descent that one must see the ascent, a commandment induces a commandment. It turns out that this state has a purpose: at every moment to have Hissaron (Lack) and at the same time to be in joy and confidence.

How can I help my friends to be in such a state?

Answer: First of all, the ten should take care that everyone has a feeling that he is inside his friends and with them determines your spiritual state and leads you to the future one.

In other words, the role of the ten is to give a general atmosphere, and everyone does the inner work himself.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/10/23, Writings of Rabash “What Is, ‘You Will See My Back, But My Face Shall Not Be Seen,’ in the Work?“

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See the Merits of the Friends

528.03By this we have succeeded in understanding the answer of our sages that this world was created because “One who eats that which is not one’s own is afraid to look upon one’s face” (Baal HaSulam, “The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Chapter 4, Inner Observation, Item 20).

Question: How does shame awaken that you eat something that doesn’t belong to you, since we don’t have such a feeling?

Answer: Shame arises from the fact that we are only in reception and cannot change in any way. We are ashamed of our friends, we are ashamed of the Creator, we are ashamed of ourselves.

But we don’t have that in us yet. And then, when we gradually begin to feel that we are unable to do anything for the sake of bestowal, we will have a feeling that we cannot tolerate ourselves. And then we will have the opportunity to correct ourselves.

Question: It turns out that the desire to connect with the Creator gives you the feeling of someone else’s food, which you eat every time you receive?

Answer: No. The fact that you absorb the energy of the Creator, the qualities of the Creator, does not bother you yet. At the first stage, you feel ashamed that you are not changing. It seems to you that all the friends have changed, but you haven’t.

You look at your friends in the group and see that you are worse than them. You don’t understand what we study, you don’t understand the questions, you don’t understand the texts, you don’t understand the answers, you are not with your friends. You cannot interact with them because you think the others have been united for a long time. This is a problem.

Question: But every time it is unclear how to get to this degree. It appears that you are not putting enough effort because you don’t feel that way?

Answer: Firstly, there is not enough effort. Secondly, you may be hiding it too much from yourself so that you do not feel unpleasant.

Question: How can you reveal this in yourself? How can you notice the merits of friends?

Answer: Look at how they are connected, how they help each other, how you lag behind them, and how they participate in everything, understand texts, and ask questions. Look how much they are ahead of you in everything.

Question: But how can you see this in the friends in the ten who are currently absent? You want to see that they participate more in all events, and in the end you participate more. How can you distinguish this quality of advantage in them and put it above yourself?

Answer: It will come. First you think you are the best, and then you will see that it is the opposite. They will unite and show that they are above you.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/9/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)”

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So the Torah Does Not Become the Elixir of Death

283.01Question: What actions that distance us from love of the Creator and are called the elixir of death?

Answer: Selfish intentions for one’s own sake, not for the sake of others.

Any action in spirituality is measured and weighed only by its intention: Why am I doing it, for whom, or for what? Therefore, we must be in constant intention to do everything in our power for the sake of connecting all creatures in a good relationship with the Creator.

Question: What goal should constantly be before our eyes so that the Torah does not become the elixir of death?

Answer: Uniting, correction, and mutual assistance in a group.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 11/3/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Concerning the Giving of the Torah – 2“

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The Danger of the “Evil Eye”

599.02Question: What is the danger of the “evil eye” from other people?

Answer: Each of us has egoism, we have not yet been corrected, and so each of us can harm another with our ego. And then it will be difficult for a person to come out of his ego and become like the Creator. This is called Ayin Ra (harmful eye, evil eye).

It is better if a person does not reveal his intentions to others. His friends understand it anyway, because they learn the same things and live the same way. But this is not revealed to others.
Fromthe 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah lesson 11/8/23, Writings of Rabash “What Is, ‘Warn the Great about the Small,’ in the Work?“

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In Continuous Merging

527.03One must know in one’s heart that the Creator chases him just as much as he chases the Creator. One must never forget that, even during the greatest longing. When remembering that the Creator misses and chases him to cling to him as intensely as one wishes for it himself, he then always goes from strength to strength, with yearning and longing, in a never-ending Zivug [coupling], the complete perfection of the soul, until he is rewarded with repentance from love (Baal HaSulam, Letter No. 19).

Question: It is so poetically written here that he then always goes from strength to strength, with yearning and longing, in a never-ending Zivug. How can one reach such a high state?

Answer: If a person constantly directs himself toward greater connection with the Creator, by striving to feel it, he gradually begins to sense it. Continuous merging (Zivug) is when you constantly desire to be connected with the Creator and direct your sensations toward knowing Him. And thus, you move toward Him.

Question: Do true Kabbalists direct all their sensations, everything that happens to them throughout the day, toward the Creator and connect with Him through this?

Answer: Certainly. Is there anyone else besides the Creator? He is the root of everything, and a person directs himself toward Him.

Question: How do they not lose this focus on the Creator?

Answer: Through their own effort and personal prayer.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/31/23, “Conduct War Like King David”

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Focus on the Creator

231.04The covenant of the eyes, which is caution from looking at women. And the prohibition on looking is not necessarily because it might lead to a thought. Rather, the real reason is that it extends from a very high root: This caution is because if one is not careful, he might come to look at the Shechina [Divinity] (Baal HaSulam, Shamati 67, Depart from Evil).

To look at the Shechina means that a person will want to receive all the pleasures of the world for himself, not in order to bestow, but for himself.

But if we aim for the goal, that is, to connect with the Creator, then we must always imagine Him before us and direct our gaze only to this most desirable goal for us and focus only on it.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson on the article 11/1/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Depart from Evil“

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The Need for the Creator

276.02Question: What does the state of “I always imagine the Creator in front of me” mean?

Answer: You must imagine that the Creator is always ready to communicate with you. Always!

Question: How can I maintain this connection constantly?

Answer: This is possible only if you have a reason for it: that you need the Creator and that He may need you.

Question: Is it impossible to turn to Him without a reason? Do you need to have a good reason?

Answer: Of course. You must feel that you need the Creator and what for. Thus, express it.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 10/24/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Acknowledging the Desire“

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May the Creator Gather Us into One Nation

944Question: I want to understand what I should wish for during the day, what Creator will people discover for themselves?

Answer: A Creator who can unite all people into one group, into one nation—the nation of the Creator. That is when we will be in the right state.

May the Creator gather us into one group, one nation, and teach us how to behave relative to each other and what to think and feel about each other. Otherwise, this whole picture will not end today or tomorrow and perhaps in many, many years.

We must demand from the Creator to show us the right direction in development and the proper position of any nation, all nations of the world, and how they should treat each other.
From the 1st part the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/30/23, Writings of Rabash “It Is Forbidden to Hear a Good Thing from a Bad Person“

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Prayer Is an Address to the Creator

239Question: What kind of joy comes after prayer?

Answer: Usually after prayer we feel joy because we have told the Creator about our problems, our requests, and what we want from Him, and we are waiting and confident that we will receive it. Therefore, we end our prayer in joy and depart from the Creator.

Question: Can we say that we should rejoice because there is a prayer in which we can feel each other more, connect with each other?

Answer: We must feel each other and connect with each other before the prayer. Before the prayer!

Prayer is a great power; in principle, it is the only way to address the Creator. Everything else is all kinds of praises, but prayer is a real address to the Creator. It is what you want to say to Him, what you desire from Him.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 10/24/23, Writings of Rabash “The Agenda of the Assembly“

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