Comment: It is no secret that people want to be happy. Some say: “Happiness is when you are understood. Happiness is when you love. Happiness is when you are loved. Happiness is when everyone around you is healthy.” Everyone has their own understanding of happiness.
The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam says it in such a way that one is dumbfounded: “There is no happier state in man’s world than when he finds himself despaired with his own strength. That is, he has already labored and done all that he could possibly imagine he could do, but found no remedy. It is then that he is fit for a wholehearted prayer for His help because he knows for certain that his own work will not help him.”
“As long as he feels some strength of his own, his prayer will not be whole because the evil inclination rushes first and tells him, ‘First you must do what you can, and then you will be worthy of the Creator.’”
My Response: Yes. Happiness is when I gave my best to the end and made sure that I have no strength. In general, I am nobody and nothing, in noway, and nowhere. Here, because of it, I have the opportunity to turn to the Creator.
This comes from the thought of creation. After a person is convinced that he has nothing in his hands, but he has a long way that he has come, sought, and suffered, tried to make something of himself, and sees that he is not able, then he turns to the Creator.
You feel that you have nothing else besides the Creator. You must appeal to Him and persuade, beg, plead, or simply force, force, demand disclosure.
Question: Is this moment a moment of happiness?
Answer: Yes. The whole way was toward the revelation of the Creator because all that you wanted on your spiritual path was to acquire the property of bestowal and love. Only you could not turn to the Creator correctly. Now you did it.
Today people are already tormented, and it is possible for them to hear it. If we did not fool ourselves with the media and everyone else, then we could quietly explain what happiness is.
All the way—one goes to prayer. Because first, we ourselves do not have this property, and second, we only have the egoistic property to receive (minus). We do not have the second property—to give to others (plus). In order to exist in the entire universe normally, correctly, we need these two properties. Besides that, there is a balance between them so that we understand how to act.
Then with the help of minus and plus, receiving and giving, at every level, in every state, we will be able to properly regulate ourselves and we will feel ourselves in a state of absolute balance.
Question: Is our entire path to gain a plus? We have a minus?
Answer: Purchase a plus. But while acquiring a plus, we must at the same time acquire a methodology for using these two forces—the so-called middle line.
Question: Is this what is called a movement toward the property of bestowal and love? Is this really the world correction?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 1/4/21