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The Only Weapon Is Prayer

232.1Our only weapon is prayer. Only the appeal to the Creator can help us—nothing
else works. Is there another force in the world that determines anything? And do you really know what to add from yourself to the Creator’s help?

Therefore, the only thing that exists is the appeal to the Creator in the purest form when I ask for nothing but to receive the power of bestowal. This is my only condition. And if I add something to this condition, then it is as if I am deciding something myself, and this is not good. It is wrong. After all, I do not know what is there in this unknown property of bestowal.

Therefore, there is nothing but turning to the Creator and asking only for the force of bestowal and only from within the Ten. This is called “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one.” Israel is the person within the ten. The Torah is his desire to receive the power of bestowal that the Creator can give. And we want all three components to come together.

When they really unite, it means that we have reached the end of correction, that is, all our desires have united with the source, with the forces of the Creator, into one whole.

And here we must come to despair because I think in my egoism that I control everything and that I will do everything myself. But in essence, I must come to the opposite state when only the Creator determines everything, and I have to bow down to Him.

The creator is very jealous. He cannot bear that you turn to some other force—as if in reality there is something else beside Him. He is jealous not even of the fact that you are turning to another force but because you think that there is someone else to whom you can turn to beside Him.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/11/21, “Every day will be like new in your eyes”,

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The Work Of The Creator Is Done By The Creator

936We only need to ask and the upper light will come from above, which will sort out our qualities, divide us into ten Sefirot, arrange everything and connect us. The light will do everything, just let it work. We must reveal that we need its help.

We are engaged in the work that is called “the work of the Creator,” that is, it is performed by the Creator. So let Him work, don’t try to work instead of Him! After all, we cannot know how the ten is divided into ten Sefirot in order to connect them correctly. On the contrary, the Creator only wants us to ask Him, and He will realize everything with His upper force.

He is only waiting for our request to do everything, and the simplest and most trusting way is when we do not know or understand anything except that He is our Creator and we ask Him to help us.
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From the World Kabbalah Convention “From Ten To One” 6/6/21, “Connecting Into a Single Ten,” Lesson 6

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What Creator Are We Praying To?

239Question: If you want something, you start seeing it everywhere. I know this myself. For example, when you want to buy a car, you constantly see this particular make of car everywhere, and before that, you did not pay attention. There are many such psychological studies: suddenly you begin to see things that you did not value before, they were not in your field of vision.

It turns out that we do not see the Creator because we do not appreciate Him. He is not important to us.

The Creator is the quality of bestowal. Is it that bestowal is not important to us? Is it only the quality to receive that is important? Is only this valuable to us? Is that why we do not see Him?

Answer: If we received something from the Creator, we would not pay attention to Him.

Comment: But the whole world still prays to the Creator, and we remember Him when we feel bad.

My Response: This is just in case. We do not pray to the Creator, but to the golden calf—”people perish for metal.” Everyone prays to what they receive egoistic pleasure from.

Question: Which Creator should I turn to?

Answer: To the true one, to the property of bestowal and love. If you have the quality of bestowal and love for your neighbor, then you can turn it to the Creator. If not, you will not turn to the Creator in any way, He will be hidden from you.

Question: Do you want to say that the Creator created other people instead of Himself and gave me a field of activity? If I treat them with love, is it identical to the fact that I treat Him the same way?

Answer: Yes, you will gradually come from love for your neighbor to love for the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States.The Significance of the Spiritual” 5/24/21

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The Intention—Configuration Of The Heart

237Working on the intention is at the heart of all our study, all our efforts, and all our actions. The intention is the tuning of the heart, directing the desire toward the Creator. The Creator is the only force operating in all of reality. But He created us, the creatures, disconnected from Him so that we would be able to be drawn to Him, to aim ourselves toward Him.

Therefore, the whole creation is outside the Creator, outside spirituality, outside the feeling of the upper force, in order to give us the opportunity to seek the Creator, to feel how He is missing in our lives.

The Creator awakens in us the need to find Him. And if we realize it correctly, join to seek Him together and try to become like Him, we will yearn for Him day and night.

I want to direct every thought and action to Him, to come closer to the Creator, to become like Him and give Him contentment. And in return, I will receive even more opportunities from Him to approach and connect to Him.

Therefore, intention is not something that is remembered once a day but something that determines every action in my life. If I want to come closer to the Creator, to reveal Him, to feel Him, to cling to Him, then I need to perform all the actions I do in life with that thought, no matter what I do.

At every moment, at every step, I must attach the Creator as the sole source of all reality. And if I try to do this, I will certainly get help from Him and I will feel Him more and more.

To the extent that I yearn for Him, I will feel that He yearns for me, as it is said: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” in a reciprocal manner. It turns out that the intention is not some insignificant addition that can be forgotten, but an aspiration from the very depths of the heart with which I establish constant contact between me and the Creator.

The Creator created us with egoistic desires but surrounded us with such external conditions that gradually correct our egoistic tendencies into the intention to bestow. Working together with our friends and helping each other, we begin to discover the precise and permanent attitude toward the upper force except for which there is nothing, and to see in it the source and purpose of all our intentions.

Thus we reveal Him with all of our spiritual organs of sensation, meaning for the sake of bestowal, in mutual yearning for each other, and we enter the world of truth, the eternity. Everything depends only on our correct yearning.

This work does not stop day after day; it needs constant renewal. Therefore, “They helped every one his friend” by supporting and strengthening each other. After all, only together can we form the concept called the Creator between us and correctly aim ourselves toward Him, that is, to the right place and in the right form. And this is only possible if we build this intention together from the very beginning.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/18/21, “Work with Intention”

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The Prayer Of The Group

945Question: What is the prayer of the group? Should we sit around a table and work together like in a workshop or read the Siddur or something from the sources?

Answer: The prayer of the group is when everyone feels the same thing. When there is one feeling in the hearts of all the friends.

You have been discussing for many months the importance of being in contact with the Creator, how to connect Him to us, how to awaken His influence on the group, and how to draw His attention. By constantly focusing your thoughts on one idea, you seemingly appeal to Him. You want to be in contact with Him and you ask this of Him. This is the prayer.

You can, of course, read the Siddur. It was written and edited 2,500 years ago by the members of the Great Knesset, who were great Kabbalists.

They wrote about what they felt and saw. These prayers are therefore absolute and are meant for anyone. Anyone who says them performs at least some action, but we need to turn to Him more from our hearts, from the heart of the group.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/18/19

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Holding On To One Thought

632.4Question: Is it right to hold on to one thought, that I want to resemble the Creator, in all my actions and in everything that I do?

Answer: Yes, but this thought should also lead to many other thoughts that will help you. For example, the thought that in order to resemble the Creator I want to connect to the friends in the group, to be below everyone, or vice versa, to ascend above everyone in order to draw them behind me, etc.

The initial thought is the main thought, but secondary thoughts follow it, which are added to the one main thought. The more you engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah, the more you follow how you are getting closer to the Creator, the more secondary thoughts and desires emerge in you, but they all connect to one general common integral.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/3/19

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Request For Help

562.01At the time when I ask the Creator for help, I do not know in what form He should help me. Also, I do not really want to know because that is His job. I am just asking Him to do His job and bring us to connection.

No more understanding is required from me now than from a child. I can never ask correctly, otherwise it wouldn’t be work from below upward.

Therefore, I do not care how the Creator helps me, I do not tell Him what to do. I only want it to happen that we reach a connection that will be for the sake of bestowal, at a higher level than now. I do not plan how the Creator will do this, I only ask Him to help us reach the desired result.

I understand that in my condition I am not capable of demanding more. If I start adding all sorts of conditions and details to it, I will simply erase my request.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/4/21, “Pesach” (Passover)

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Cry Out Together

528.01If I cry out to the Creator alone, my cry will inevitably be egoistic and will remain unanswered. However, if I cry out from the group, then certainly the desires of others will be added there and to this extent the request will be heard. Therefore, there is no point in turning to the Creator alone because in this way a person does not build but destroys himself.

It is obvious that we need to turn to the Creator together and ask Him to actualize our connection. From this connection, we can turn to Him with even greater strength and ask for force for mutual bestowal to each other, and from us to the Creator.

We exit Egypt, which is between us, we cross the Final Sea (Yam Suf) between us, we move through the desert between us, we receive the Torah, which will be between us. Thus, we advance until we all are connected in mutual bestowal, and in the light of this bestowal we begin to see a new world, not like our present one, but billions of times larger, infinitely vast.

In addition, it is eternal and perfect, a world where we feel and understand everything and never feel tired, we move forward without any difficulties and obstacles. All this depends only on the connection between us.

Passover, the exodus from Egypt, Pharaoh, Nachshon jumping into the sea—all this takes place inside the ten. Each state begins with separation between the friends and ends with a complete connection in the ten within which, to the extent of our unity, we reveal the upper force, the Creator.

When they speak about great events—about the parting of the Red Sea, life and death, about harsh wars—all this exists only inside the ten. There is nothing but one spiritual Partzuf of the ten Sefirot that goes through all these states.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/30/21, “Pesach (Passover)”

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Bestowal Radar

935Whether our prayer reaches the Creator depends not even on its strength, but on its quality, on our desire to unite together in order to be like the Creator. If we unite like one man, just like the Creator is one, then we can receive an answer from Him, feel how He reigns in us.

As if we want to catch His wave, turn the knob of the radio receiver and tune in to it so that it starts playing within us. In this way we adjust ourselves more and more until we become at least in some way similar to the Creator, and then we grasp His quality within us. First, it will be the weakest light of Nefesh, then Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida de Nefesh de Nefesh, etc., until we reach the end of correction when the Creator completely clothes Himself within our connection. Accordingly, we will begin to reveal our connection with the other tens and with the whole world.

Our likeness to the Creator, thanks to which His wave can sound within us, depends on how much we establish connections between us, as if between the parts of a radio receiver that must connect and tune in to an external wave. Then this wave will begin to sound within us. This is called the revelation of the Creator to creation.

Depending on how much we want to complement each other, to unite, we accordingly build a receiver capable of capturing the Creator. Connection with the Creator is possible only through the connection between us, as it is said: “And from love of friends one can reach love of the Creator.” Love is the highest level of connection.

And when we communicate with each other by connecting all the details of our radio receiver, we begin to reveal the voice of the Creator within us. The same principle applies to spiritual work as to technology. The only difference is that we ourselves serve as parts of this receiver that must unite and tune to the Creator’s wave, that is, to bestowal.

If we want to be in mutual bestowal and from it in bestowal to the Creator, then the Creator makes a correction by attuning us so that we can correctly unite with each other and allow Him to be revealed within our union. Then we can catch Him like a radar.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/22/21, “Pesach (Passover)”

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The Assignment Given By The Creator

239All of humanity is moving toward global correction and it is beginning to feel the universal connection, belonging to one system, and the mutual influence as helpful or harmful. All of humanity is one person, Adam, who must be similar to the Creator.

Therefore, when we work in the ten, we must not forget about all of humanity that we are obliged to pull with us. We have received from the Creator the desire to connect with Him so that we draw the whole world after us. This is our mission for which the Creator gave spiritual yearning to us and not to others.

There is nothing exceptional about us except this task given by the Creator. He could have given it to other people, but since He entrusted it to us, we are obliged to fulfill it as much as possible, to attach all the people of this world to it. Every part in the general system is just as important as all the other parts because this system is perfect.

Spirituality is perfection, and if the common vessel lacks even one cell, it will no longer be complete. Therefore, the goal is called the end of correction (Gmar Tikkun), and we must pray for the whole world and only at the very end for ourselves. After you have included all of humanity, all the people, in your prayer, then you have the right to add yourself and turn to the Creator for help. Otherwise, your prayer will not be perfect and will not reach the Creator.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/22/21, “Pesach (Passover)”

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