Entries in the 'Prayer and Intention' Category

The Only Prayer

935There can only be one prayer when we turn to the Creator, the one source that controls everything and does everything. And so the only prayer that He answers is the request for the opportunity to bestow, for thoughts about giving.

We must help each other through envy and ambition to achieve such a desire to receive the power of bestowal from above. The Creator expects this request from us, and this is the only thing that He is ready to give us, nothing more. He will continue to twirl the creatures and the whole world until we realize that the only thing we need is the altruistic desire, the force of bestowal.

All this we can get from the Creator: the desire, the force, and the instructions on how to use them. And then we will build spiritual Partzufim out of ourselves that the The Study of the Ten Sefirot writes about, and we will feel higher and higher spiritual degrees, worlds, eventually reaching the degree of the Creator.

But from the very first stage, we start to feel the eternity and grandeur of creation, which is above all the limitations of this world and includes everything. All this is attained only in our desires of bestowal received from the Creator. We just need to ask Him to give them to us.

The prayer should contain a clear understanding that man must attain the force of bestowal, but at the same time, that there is not a drop of this force in him and that only the Creator can give it. This is the only desire of man—to receive the force of bestowal and nothing more.

Previously, to prepare for the congress, it was necessary to make huge physical efforts: many hours of flights, visas, etc. But the upcoming congress will be virtual and nothing but internal effort is required. We want to be together with all our heart and soul, above space and time, in one heart, that is, in one desire.

We want to combine all our desires for connection and mutual integration in such a desire that will somehow match the Creator’s desire to connect with us and clothe in us. And then “The one will adhere to one,” and we will reveal the Creator.

All this depends on the strength of our connection into one desire. If this force is sufficient for the smallest revelation of the Creator, then we will feel Him within our unity.

We all try to realize our connection by uniting in one desire. That is, I want to reveal the desires of my friends and drown in them. If we turn to the Creator with this, He clothes into us because He expects only that. This should be the outcome of the congress. If we manage to do this in some way, we would already be taking a step forward into spirituality: everyone will disconnect from their corporeal desires, we will all connect with each other, and the Creator will complete our efforts and clothe in them.

Everyone who wants to achieve the force of bestowal, the revelation of the Creator, must attach his desire to the aspirations of his friends and unite them together. And then the Creator will hear this request and answer it.

It is necessary to understand that it is impossible to achieve a genuine desire at once. After all, it must act in the direction of bestowal and we do not have the strength to do it. We can only get a little closer to it, then a little more, and a little more due to the fact that we are integrated in each other. And that is why we have to do so many actions.

If we are not integrated in each other, we would not be able to advance in our work. The whole work is about interconnection: first we are intertwined a little, and then more and more. And when this mutual integration reaches the necessary measure, we achieve the result.

Otherwise, the Creator does not hear our prayer. He somewhat reacts to any appeal, but only responds to the perfect prayer.

Therefore, do not despair and give up. We need to take an example from a child who does not let go of his parents and does not stop whining and demanding what he wants. So we gradually form and shape our desire for spirituality and combine our desires into one.

The desire of each one is wedged in between the desires of others, then together they are included in other desires, etc. Therefore, a lot of actions are required to achieve a complete integral connection. It is a miracle when opposite, different desires are combined and build a perfect system of the entire reality. They all contradict each other, but they connect above this contradiction and create the whole world of Infinity.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/21/21, “Prayer”

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Pray And Seek A Connection With The Creator

236.01Question: How should I work with the four types of desires that are manifested in me when I work in the ten?

Answer: Prepare interrelated, mutually complementary qualities so that one common upper force is manifested in them.

Question: But what should I do when, say, the desires of “Egyptians” arise in me? I feel that I only want to perform actions, I do not have the strength to even think about intention. I do not want to hear about it at all!

Answer: Pray.

Question: Is this the only thing that can be done? To analyze and then pray?

Answer: Pray at the beginning, during, and after the analysis. The main thing is to be constantly connected with the Creator.

Question: Are there no other actions?

Answer: There are actions, but they are auxiliary, aimed at becoming even more connected with the Creator. This is not easy. It seems to us: “Well, what could be easier? I turned on some kind of a light bulb and that is it, you are attached to it.” No. Your egoism will work against this.

So, it turns out that your egoism is here, the Creator is here, and you are between them in order to correctly connect them with each other so that the Creator corrects egoism, and egoism approaches the Creator.

Comment: Yes, but can I push a button somewhere and start praying?

My Response: Start pushing. Look for this button.

Comment: This is not a kind of book someone wrote a prayer in and I am reading it. Prayer is a state. You have to reach it.

My Response: Yes, you need to look for it.

Question: Does It mean that all my work is to search? To search, where these “Egyptians,” “mixed multitude,” and “Israel” are in me?

Answer: All this will manifest itself; the main thing is to seek a connection with the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/13/19

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Different Prayers

562.02What is the characteristic of a Kabbalistic prayer that distinguishes it from the prayers of ordinary people? A prayer of an ordinary person emanates from his egoism without any intention to unite with others and ascend to the Creator.

Therefore, this prayer has a purely psychological effect, calming the person but not changing anything in reality. It has no effect on spiritual forces.

It is possible to influence the forces governing creation only by uniting. If the ten unites, then the whole ten acts as one in relation to the upper force.

And if we do not unite in the ten above our egoism, then we do not have any impact on the upper force. It can be influenced only to the extent of the equivalence of properties, and for a minimum equivalence we need to unite our attitudes in the ten.

Therefore, all the prayers of mankind to the Creator have no effect on Him. They are a natural reaction of the desire to receive pleasure, which the Creator Himself provided to each person. Therefore, it makes no sense for Him to listen to the requests of this desire to receive pleasure, which He Himself created.

But if we combine our desires in the ten and, despite our egoism, want to achieve something higher, that is, the power of bestowal instead of the power of reception awakened in us by the Creator, then we really turn to the Creator as the very source of bestowal. And then He gives us the power of bestowal with which we become like Him.

Our prayer is aimed at becoming like the Creator and gaining the power of bestowal, like Him. And this is possible only if we unite in corporeality.

All other prayers, no matter what religion they belong to, are requests for egoistic fulfillment. Therefore, they are of no use except to gradually lead a person to the need to ask for connection between all and adhesion with the Creator on the basis of the power of bestowal and not the power of reception.

Here lies the huge, cardinal difference from the prayer of a Kabbalist in which we ask to gain the power of bestowal, which is above us, outside of everyone’s personal interests, for the sake of other people, for the sake of humanity, and for the sake of the Creator. Everyone asks to have the power to give to everyone except himself because in this he resembles the Creator, who bestows to everyone except Himself. Therefore, such a prayer is significantly different from all other prayers.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/12/21, “My Sons Defeated Me” (Preparation for the Convention 2021)

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Force The Creator To Balance Two Forces

562.02Question: How can forces that want to destroy and eliminate each other attain mutual complementation since they are totally opposite from each other?

Answer: This is the reason the middle line is in the middle. It exists above this mutual contradiction.

Comment: But it is not in a person’s power to balance this contrast.

Answer: Of course! The Creator does this! But we ask Him to do so. We need to force, obligate, and compel Him to balance the two opposite forces.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/16/18

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Our Secret Intentions

294.2Our intentions actually rule the world, they define the world. But these are intentions that we ourselves are not aware of.

Intentions are my thoughts about what I would like to see, how I would like to see the world, myself in it, others, and so on.

Today, if our intentions were manifested into the word, there would be no world anymore.

Question: So do we have the intention to destroy now?

Answer: Absolutely! The destruction of others, everyone, and everything.

Question: Is that why they do not manifest?

Answer: Yes. We are not given strength precisely because it would go to destruction.

Question: At what point will we be given the strength? What will we see then?

Answer: When we will have the right intentions in accordance with the plan of nature, then we will begin to receive the strength to implement it. The right intentions are for rapprochement, unity, connection, attainment of the highest level of nature, the revelation of mutual connection, and love.

Question: If this intention were revealed, what would we see?

Answer: That we are originally in a single system, and all our attempts to exist until now have been only in the opposite direction—to break this system.

Question: What should we do to reveal our intentions?

Answer: We should try with all our strength to break through the wall of this egoism that does not allow us to realize, to make any movement, to connect somehow, or to ask. The main thing is to ask.

Question: At what point will I ask?

Answer: When you see that you really want to, but you cannot.

Question: What prevents the Creator from simply giving us all this and that is it? Why does He need our work?

Answer: If you do not want it, how can I give it to you? This is coercion. It does not exist in spirituality.

Question: Should He bring us to the state that we will ask: “Give us the opportunity to break out of our egoism”?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Does He have to show us that our egoism is destructive, murderous?

Answer: But if He would show us, then we would simply not be able to exist. We need to strive for this ourselves, and then, to the extent of our striving, we will realize that we are in the opposite state and we will ask.

Question: Is our whole task to strive for connection, for unity, for good thoughts? Then we will see that we cannot do it and we will ask: “Give us the opportunity.” Is that the plan?

Answer: Yes.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/31/20

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Material In The Master’s Hands

936At every step, we discover that correction is the work of the Creator, and we only ask for it. Our job is to raise a prayer.

Overcoming also lies in asking and presenting ourselves to the Creator as broken fragments, agreeing that He will do with us whatever He wants and has planned. We are ready for this and we hand ourselves over to Him as material in the hands of the master.

We are no longer capable of overcoming anything, we can only hold on to our devotion to the Creator and be willing to hand ourselves over to Him for correction as He sees fit. We prepare ourselves for this agreement in advance with the help of our friends and the group.

This is a lot of work, not passively waiting for action to be performed on us from above. We work to discover our shattering, shortcomings, and genuine prayer.

The Creator makes the correction by the force of the light, but we must be ready to connect, having exhausted all attempts and being certain that we cannot do it ourselves. And then we come to the Creator as a child running to his father, crying when he cannot assemble the cubes by himself and asking for help.

But we cannot ask Him in advance. This glue that connects the bricks of our house is made from our dissatisfaction, our tears, our suffering. All this we bring to the Creator with tears, complaining that the cubes do not fit together, or they do and immediately fall apart. So what is missing there?

Our tears lack the upper force. When the prayer (MAN) from our side and the answer (MAD) from the Creator combine, they turn into such a force that glues all the broken fragments together correctly and forever. This is how we reveal our integration with the Creator time after time.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/2/21, “Mingling/Inclusion”

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942Question: What is the correct MAN (prayer) based on? How can we feel its foundations?

Answer: It is very simple, MAN cannot be for yourself. It can be for a friend, and even better for the whole group. Instead of my desire, I take your desire and begin to ask for you, that’s all.

It is a good thing if the whole group does that. It says that a person cannot free himself from prison, but that only his friends can free him. It is the same for each and every one of us, as each of us takes everyone else out of prison. We can be free of the egoistic prison only if the friends pray for us.

To pray means to ask the Creator to correct my friend, and each and every one should do so. If I ask for nine friends in the ten, I will necessarily be the tenth. I don’t need to ask for myself, because the nine Sefirot determine everything and Malchut is derived from them.

Therefore, everything that is given to a person is not given in order for him to ask, but so that he does not ask for it. This is called “rising above oneself”, restricting oneself (tzimtzum). Instead, I must accept the first nine Sefirot, that is, all the desires of my companions. If I reconstruct myself in this way, I create a block out of myself that can turn to the Creator. It is called a Partzuf.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/6/19

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Constantly Turn To The Creator

567.04Question: Is it proper to constantly turn to the Creator or only to do so in very difficult moments?

Answer: We must make sure that it is always relevant, that we always have a reason to turn to Him.

Question: Do we look for a reason for it?

Answer: Don’t look for it, but really move forward, and then you will always have reasons to turn to the Creator. He is interested in being addressed constantly.

Question: And He is able to accept all the requests of billions of people at the same time?

Answer: I think so. We are under His complete control, and everything depends only on our desires, on our requests.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/3/19

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A Ten—Dissolving Myself In Others

939.02Question: Does the revelation of the spiritual vessel depend on the request of everyone in the ten or do I only ask for our unity and reveal myself in the vessel?

Answer: Either I ask or everyone asks or each one asks individually and all this comes together. The main thing is that I ask through everyone and for everyone.

Of course, what others do affects me. I want it to come from others too. On the whole it is enough that I ask for everyone. This is the prayer of many and this is the precondition for it.

Nothing will help without the prayer of many. You can hit your head against the wall, yell and cry for days, and you will not get a response. Unfortunately, this is how millions of people around the world spend their lives. Today there are fewer such people, but for ages there were a great many.

Why doesn’t the Creator answer them? It is because they don’t appeal to Him correctly. He cannot hear them. He is everywhere, but by “everywhere” we refer to an organized ten, which means to a Partzuf. The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about this. This is the reason that many people negate the existence of the Creator in our world, and it is indeed so, because He does not exist the way we imagine Him.

The Creator is the common filling, animating us inner power of nature, consisting of desire.

The Creator is the internal force of nature that fills and sustains us, who consist of desire. The Creator fills this desire, but we can appeal to Him only from a whole desire to resemble Him. The elementary resemblance to Him is a ten. He created us through the four phases of direct light, so this is the only way we can appeal to Him, there is no other way.

Question: When we come to a convention, with every lesson we have a new ten. What should we do in this situation so as not to get attached to the physical ten?

Answer: You may not be attached to the ten, but you should appeal to the Creator only through your concrete dissolving in others. A ten actually refers to dissolving of oneself in others.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/6/19

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Ask The Creator For Help

562.02Comment: Kabbalah says that when a person does not ask for help from the Creator, it is a transgression.

My Response: People who are aspiring for the goal of creation and want to reach the correct state should understand that their aspirations consist of two directions.

One is moving toward each other. The other is the realization and understanding that it is impossible to do this because our nature does not allow and will not allow us to do it. The Creator stands in the way between us and does not allow us to get closer to each other, and causes all sorts of problems so that a person understands that without the participation of the Creator, he cannot get closer to others.

Neither man, nor a nation, nor a country, nor the entirety of humanity will achieve anything unless they begin to move toward getting closer to each other with the help of the Creator.

This is when the action such as a commandment, that is, a good action occurs when I try to get closer to others and ask the Creator to participate in this. Then I can definitely count on success.
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From KabTV’s “”Spiritual States” 11/19/18

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