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Catch The Wave With The Creator

laitman_939.02Question: You said that one can turn to the Creator only in similarity to Him—through the ten. What does it mean?

Answer: You must reach the same frequency. When you adjust the frequency of your spiritual receiver-transmitter, you must catch the same wave with the Creator.

The quality of bestowal and love comes from Him to you; therefore, a similar quality must go from you to Him. Otherwise, He will not hear you because the Creator is a system that resonates, only perceives signals in equivalence with its nature.

Question: Can you turn to the Creator in joy too?

Answer: Not from joy, but only from equivalence. Joy is not an indicator of equivalence. It flows out of it as a result. In principle, anyone can experience joy.

Therefore, first we have to contact the Creator via a modem, through some kind of connecting device that would adapt our qualities to the qualities of the Creator. The group of ten performs the role of this modem.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/6/19

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Why Turn to the Creator?

laitman_276.01Question: When I use the force of electricity or the force of gravity, I don’t need to ask anyone for anything. Why is it that in order to interact with the upper force of nature, I need to form a spiritual request?

Answer: Within the framework of the still, vegetative, or animate nature (since in this earthly existence we too are a part of the animate nature), we remain in a clear material state. We have nothing to ask about. We simply need to know how to adapt ourselves, learn, and use corporeal nature, study its laws, and try to somehow implement them correctly.

When we try to rise to the next level, to the spiritual degree of our existence, we enter a totally different relationship: a relationship with the Creator. Therefore, we are constantly tied to Him. He addresses us, and we turn to Him.

In this connection, when we want to become similar to Him, we create an image of likeness to the Creator for ourselves, called “our soul.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/16/18

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What To Ask The Creator

laitman_625.02Baal HaSulam, Letter No. 27: But I do pray to the Creator to lead you on the path of truth, that you will be saved from all the obstacles along the way, and that the Creator will succeed for you all that you do.

As for you, you should meticulously follow the ways that I have set out for you regarding mind and heart, longing and prayers, and then the Creator will certainly make us succeed and we will soon unite in body and soul, in this and in the next.

Each teacher prepares his students for what Baal HaSulam writes about. From our side, there should be a request. A request is a prayer.

I constantly ask to be connected with the Creator, to feel His actions within me, and that we all feel Him and His actions with respect to the ten, with respect to the group.

I ask Him to show me a place in this ten, in this group, and to let me feel my inclusion in them so that He will reveal Himself between us as filling all the distances between us.

The ultimate goal of my request is for Him to fully connect and fill us. This is of primary importance. Thus, gradually, a person establishes a connection with the group and with the Creator until he comes to the state: “I, the group, and the Creator are one.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/11/19

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/4/18

laitman_281.02Question: Is there a time interval between turning to the system and receiving an answer from it or does a Kabbalist receive an answer immediately?

Answer: You receive the answer immediately. The question is whether you understand the answer.

Question: Would you say that convincing yourself and understanding is the same thing?

Answer: Convincing yourself is not enough; understanding is a big problem. But these are all parts of your approach to the Creator, the higher system. The supreme management system is called the Creator.

Question: Is my correct request reflected in the world and then I see that the world is corrected?

Answer: To the same degree that you begin to be corrected, you will begin to see the world as corrected.

Question: What is the difference between turning to the center of the group with a request to the Creator and then the group bringing my request upward, and my turning directly to the Creator?

Answer: If your request and the request of each member of the group and all of them together are compatible, then the combined request directly influences your relationship with the Creator.

Question: How can one not forget to ask to resemble the Creator during good situations?

Answer: To do this, you must have a group that will remind you about it and you will remind them. Then, in good situations you will remember to turn to the Creator. However, in bad situations, there is no need for a reminder because then your ego will push you.

Question: Why are people who still do not have broad knowledge of the wisdom of Kabbalah and how to ask the Creator correctly able to turn with a request and get a result, while other people cannot understand why the Creator does not hear them?

Answer: That is completely incorrect. Let them ask, let them address as the wisdom of Kabbalah suggests, and then we shall talk.

Question: Is the imaginary control over others anything like controlling oneself? By controlling yourself, is it possible to help others?

Answer: That is basically correct.

Question: Should a desire to ask the Creator be awakened first or should one ask in any case even if one does not want to?

Answer: Even if you don’t want to, you should ask anyway. This will gradually awaken the right connection in you with the Creator. You can start in any situation, any way you wish, but a true and effective request that you will get an answer for must move through the group.

Question: Does the Creator hear us only if we pray about the problems of the members of our group?

Answer: You are asking to acquire the property of bestowal, love of others, being like the Creator; therefore, He will hear this.

Question: How can everyone be equal to the Creator if everyone is different even according to the root of the soul?

Answer: In an absolutely closed integral system, there is no small or great, there is no close or far, everyone is absolutely identical.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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What Does The Creator Pay Attention To?

laitman_947Question: A person has a period of accumulating suffering. Does a ten have such a period?

Answer: If you are in a group, you do not need to accumulate suffering. You need to collect the friends’ aspirations and desires and elevate them to the Creator, like how parents ask for their children. This is what we all need to do.

If everyone asks for others, it will be a serious request. The Creator pays attention not to the actual desires that He awakens in us, but to the way we, through our efforts, leave our desires, take the desires of the friends, and ask for them. The most important thing is the quality of our appeal to the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/6/19

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How Does One Make The Right Request To The Creator?

laitman_284.07Question: How do I ask correctly if I realize that the request erases the feeling of the situation that I am in? Am I not avoiding what the Creator has sent me?

Answer: No. Often when you ask, you begin to realize your request is unnatural and weak and that you should be asking for something else, stating your request differently. It doesn’t matter.

You should understand that we exist inside a rigid system. You don’t just send off a letter somewhere and that is the end of it. You constantly work in this system; therefore, your appeal changes along the way, it is reformulated.

The system reacts in its own way. For example, as I start telling you something, my thinking changes. I start discovering other options for the questions, different answers, ways to express them, etc. This is the interaction with the system that I exist in, and I cannot exit this matrix.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/4/18

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Ask Or Thank?

624.02Question: Does it make sense not to ask the Creator, but simply to thank Him? Or is just the request needed?

Answer: Our appeal to the Creator consists of two parts: from a request and from gratitude. It is best to begin with gratitude because it prepares us for the right attitude with the higher power. And then comes the request.

Question: How do we give thanks correctly?

Answer: Do it from the heart. Give thanks the way you feel it. There are no canons or rules. The desire is in the heart.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/4/18

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A Blessing For The Family?

laitman_547.06Question: Can I ask the Creator for a blessing for my family and friends who are not interested in Kabbalah?

Answer: You can ask, but I do not know what will come of it. I do not think that something special will result because the request should be a request for correction and you ask for the improvement of a situation, but improvement is impossible without correction.

Question: Can I ask the Creator to send me the Light to correct my egoism?

Answer: Yes, it is possible, but your request should be as selfless as possible.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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A Kabbalist’s Prayer

624.02Question: How does the Kabbalist’s request differ from the prayer of an ordinary believer?

Answer: A Kabbalist asks for his own correction in order to correct the world, which, in principle, is in him. Every Kabbalist feels responsible for the world. One only needs to correct himself, not others.

On the other hand, an ordinary believer asks to be well, to escape any punishment, for the Creator to have mercy on him, and to go to heaven. All are absolutely selfish requests.

Kabbalah usually does not deal with comparison. Only the ones who feel an inner yearning toward the meaning of life in order to reveal the Creator are given this opportunity.
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The Request Must Start From The Group

laitman_963.8Question: For thousands of years, billions of people have been praying for their unfilled desires to be filled. Where are their answers and what is the sense of praying to an unknown Creator?

Answer: First, they ask egoistically. We are trying to reach requests for altruism, the property of bestowal and love—this is the most important thing.

Second, in order to really ask correctly, we try to bring this request through the ten so that it is the same for everyone, collected and coordinated with everyone. From this Minyan (the ten), all ten people rush with one request to the Creator.

The ten is one spiritual unit. If you do not ask from the ten, then you are not a spiritual unit and the Creator does not feel you.

You often ask: “And if I myself ask for my relatives?” …Ask. In the end, you will see that the whole world does this, but nothing happens.

The request must originate from the Kabbalistic group that clearly understands that the system in which we exist is created as an egoistic one on purpose in order for us to ask only for our correction and raise this request correctly.

Question: Do the friends in the ten have to hear my words, know about them, or is it my personal inner state when, from our connection, I appeal to the Creator for them?

Answer: They do not need to hear your words. But in principle, if you ask, it is best to appeal to the Creator with the desires that have been agreed upon in the ten. Not at the moment, but in general when the ten agrees with this and would also like to participate in raising this desire to the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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