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Turn Only to the Creator

167Spiritual work is connected only with the Creator; it is only to Him that we should turn and receive answers from. Therefore, we have no one else to look to and nothing more to expect, except help from the Creator.

But if a person has a sense of guilt and a feeling that he receives punishment for wrong thoughts, that perception also comes from the Creator. The Creator wants us to feel this way.

In this case, we do not need to ask the Creator for help dealing with these thoughts. We should ask only one thing: that He would connect us all and raise us to Himself.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson, 8/23/23 “The need for the Creator’s salvation”

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Under the Authority of the Creator

546.03Question: How can one overcome the state of ambiguity and isolation in spiritual work? Why is it given to a person and how does one treat it correctly?

Answer: All this will pass, along with all other actions of the Creator on us. The main thing is to ask. We need to feel that we are completely and unconditionally under the authority of the Creator.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/23/23, “The need for the Creator’s salvation”

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Explicit Help from the Creator

263In order for the Creator’s help to be apparent, the level of revelation of evil by a person must be such that he understands that he is in a state of evil and that he has no other choice but to ask and beg the Creator to save him.

He must truly ask until all his aspirations, tears, and desires accumulate in the Creator, and then the Creator will help him.

When a person reveals the real need for true help, then he will feel that he receives it.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 8/23/23, “The need for the Creator’s salvation”

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The World Is a Continuous Unity

275Question: Can I be happy about unity in the world even if I do not feel it?

Answer: Try to imagine that the world is a continuous unity, and we are all in complete correction, in connection with each other in one heart.

Try it, and will see that you are already starting to feel it. Ask the Creator to make you feel it, ask to be closer to Him. And so it will gradually happen.

But the best thing is when the whole ten asks for it.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/23/23, “The need for the Creator’s salvation”

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Questions about Spiritual Work – 16

534Question: When we feel that we have no strength to overcome, what can help us break through in prayer?

Answer: Only the help of the friends can help because the Creator responds only to the common desire, to the prayer of many.

Question: Does a ten have a common ego?

Answer: Yes.

Question: It can be difficult to talk about something sincerely, for example, that you are inferior to everyone or that you love the friends. What if we say the right words, but we do not feel it in our heart? How important is sincerity?

Answer: Even if you just say the words and do not feel them in your heart yet, it also works.

Question: Can prayer harm the one we are praying for if he has not yet reached the true intention?

Answer: No.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/19/23, Writings of Rabash “The Lord Is Near to All Who Call upon Him”

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Ask Without Stopping

534Question: In an ordinary society, we are afraid that our egoism will be hurt and we try to pacify it. Why is it in the ten that egoism breaks through without restrictions; why is it so uncontrollable?

Answer: Because it is in the ten that we have to correct it. But we do not know what the level of initial egoism depends on. This is how our initial conditions and many other parameters with which we are born are set.

Question: What can I do if I understand in my mind what the recognition of evil is, but I cannot feel it in my heart?

Answer: Ask all the time without stopping like a child who wants something and you cannot get rid of him in any way. This is the way you should ask.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 8/17/23, “To Come to Feel Others”

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Questions about Spiritual Work – 14

626Question: A person wants to be good and not just to pretend, but flaws are constantly being revealed in him. Can he build an intention that the Creator would change this in him for the sake of the friends?

Answer: He can ask the Creator for this.

Question: To what extent should the recognition of evil develop in us so that we can come to love of others?

Answer: The recognition of evil must be complete.

Question: Where can I find an example of an image of a person that I can follow and imitate?

Answer: These are your friends in the ten. Without this, you will not advance.

Question: When we work for the sake of bestowal and do not want anything in return, it is similar to the feeling of losing taste in a meal. What should we ask for in a place of this emptiness and lack of taste?

Answer: We must always ask the Creator to work with us.

Question: We should not wait for compensation for our egoism. But what if there are a lot of thoughts about this compensation in my head? How can I calm them down, how can I fight them off? It is impossible to find a foothold; there is confusion in my head.

Answer: Hold on to the Creator through the group. It only depends on Him to what extent you will be corrected.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson 8/17/23, “To Come to Feel Others”

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Take a Loan from the Creator

562.02Question: Can a person take a loan from the Creator, and how does this affect corporeal life?

Answer: It is said: “Turn to Me, and I will give it to you.” We can receive from the Creator everything that is possible from the Creator. He will give us everything we ask for. We do not have to worry about how to return it to Him, and in time we will be able to do that as well.

But to ask the Creator to give us the power of reason, physical strength, and the strength of feelings, so that we can work, advance, and overcome our nature, is what we must do. In this case, we should have no shame.

Question: What is the difference between asking for a loan or finding work for the Creator and earning?

Answer: The difference is how I feel about the Creator, either I ask Him to give me something that I do not deserve as a loan, but then I will return it to Him, or I ask for help, and then I do not need to return it. It depends on my relationship with the Creator, on my inner feelings, and where I am.

Question: How should I ask in order to receive a Kli of bestowal on credit?

Answer: Just ask. There is no special prayer here, you just have to ask in your own words.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/14/23, “All my bones shall say”

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Ask and Use

239Question: Is it possible to feel the spiritual reward so that I receive it not as a gift from above, but because I have actually earned it?

Answer: Of course. But what does it matter? The main thing is to yearn for the Creator all the time, to express our attachment to Him and our dependence on Him, and then we can advance. After all, no matter what we do, we can advance only with His force, with His mind, with what we receive from Him.

Therefore we do not need to make any calculations regarding what we should give Him. Ask and use everything you receive.

You ask the Creator like a favorite student asks for help from his teacher. Or the way a child feels that he cannot achieve something without his parents, and asks them for help. This is exactly what the teacher or the parents are waiting for and are happy to help with.

One must treat this with the heart. Nothing influences the Creator more than our heart.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/14/23, “All My Bones Shall Say”

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Whom Does the Creator Love More?

562.02Question: There is a very famous story that is possibly from the oral Torah about when there was no rain and people came to a disciple of a great sage and asked him to pray for rain. He prayed for a day, two days, and three days, and there was no rain. Then they went to the sage. The sage prayed, and it immediately began to rain.

They said, “Now we see who the real sage is: you, not him.” The sage answered: “No, on the contrary. This disciple of mine is great because the Creator wants to stay connected with him. And with me: “Do you want? Please, receive.””

The question arises that when everyone is waiting for an instant response from the Creator, maybe it is precisely the fact that He does not answer means that He is taking care of this person?

Answer: We do not know. Nothing can be clear here. We just have to do what we have to do. And what we get, we must understand that this is exactly what we should get.

Question: Is the formula pray and immediately receive an answer or pray and the answer comes in a year comprehensible?

Answer: Yes, it is incomprehensible. Time interferes and upsets everything for us.

Question: It is the time, the year that is passing?

Answer: Yes.

Question: So we are absolutely entangled in this world. But all the same, when the answer is not coming, at that moment there comes, as it were, complete disbelief, disbelief in the upper force, disbelief in the Creator. Well, there is no answer, it is not coming! How can you hold on here? You have been in this request for years and years on.

Answer: You do not need any Creator. And you do not need any answers at all. Just love your neighbor as yourself. The Creator does not ask you to respect Him, to love Him, and to treat Him as something great. No.

On the contrary, He is telling you: “Pay attention to what is next to you. Start treating them well. And then everything will be fine.”

See what He requires of you. He requires just an attentive, kind, cordial attitude toward people from your side. This is the Creator. Is that not, right?

Comment: Now a person will hear this and soften. He feels good about it, really. He wants to say “Yes, I can.” But he will not be able to.

My Response: He will, slowly. He will be able to if all of us, in all our systems from which we affect a person, will constantly calm him down, tune him in, relieve him of tension, and only lead him to this.

Question: To have a warm attitude toward others? To “love your neighbor as yourself”?

Answer: Yes. Give him an example about everyone and everything, that this is exactly the law of life.

Question: You have also said a very interesting, sharp phrase here: “Do not look for any Creator.” Right? That is, look for this connection, and you will find the Creator because this is exactly what the Creator wants?

Answer: Yes.

Question: When I look for this connection with others, for a warm relationship and try to understand what “love your neighbor as yourself” means, I must keep inside myself that this is what nature, the Creator, wants?

Answer: You must keep yourself absolutely clean inside. And only from this point speak with yourself and with others.

Question: Then what is this purity you are talking about?

Answer: You do not deviate from this straight line in anything as much as you can.

Question: And if all kinds of thoughts and of desires come up, what do I do with them?

Answer: You keep yourself like a tightrope walker. You must guard yourself so that you do not deviate an inch in any direction. Just follow this path.

Comment: Thank you! God bless!

My Response: You will succeed in it!
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/31/23

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