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There Is Nothing Better than Silence

545I grew up my whole life among sages, and have not found anything good for the body besides silence (Masechet Avot, 1:17).

Question: Why does silence have such a height, I have not found anything good besides silence?

Answer: Because a person, in principle, should talk to himself. When he talks to himself, he begins to transition to the Creator.

Question: Prayers are written in words after all, and are said three times a day when necessary. There is a time for saying prayers. Why?

Answer: This is for those who do not know how to be silent. It is for those who need to say something, cry out, and so on.

Usually, if a person can express it all within himself, it is the best and strongest. It is a screaming silence.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 9/21/23

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In Your Own Words

508.1Question: How do we pray for what we lack?

Answer: In your own words. Tell me in your own words what you think you lack in order to be fully connected with your friends and with the Creator.

On the other hand, what in your egoism would you like to get rid of in order to adhere to your friends and to the Creator?

Comment: I literally hate my egoism.

My Response: Great! So you have something to ask for.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/5/23, Writings of Rabash “What Is, ‘A Ladder Is Set on the Earth, and Its Top Reaches Heaven,’ in the Work?“

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Tune Your Heart to the Wave of the Creator

525Question: In article 241 of Shamati, Baal HaSulam writes: “Call upon Him when He is near.” By what signs can we understand that the Creator is close to us?

Answer: When we think about the Creator, we want to get closer to Him. When we have some kind of relationship with Him, it means that we are close to Him. At this time, you must definitely turn to Him and raise your requests.

Question: The article also says that if a person does not take advantage of the opportunity, he remains as before. What does it mean to “not take advantage of an opportunity”?

Answer: If you are given the opportunity to ask the Creator to draw closer to Him and did not do this, it means you did not use it.

Therefore, you must constantly tune your heart to turn to the Creator, especially together with your friends, and then you will definitely have the opportunity to contact Him, and an answer to your request will come from Him.

You must always try to feel as if you are tuning into this wave with your heart, and your request will not be sent into the void.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Call Upon Him When He Is Near“

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Work off the Advance

600.04Question: On one hand, it is said that sometimes a person is rewarded with finding mercy through prayer, through Sgula (a miraculous remedy), because it can replace the effort.

On the other hand, it is said that although a person is worthy of finding mercy through prayer, nevertheless, then he must pay a measure of effort. What does it mean?

Answer: It means that the person receives an advance. He has not yet earned spirituality, but he has already received some portion, and therefore, he must continue to make efforts to earn the advance.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/3/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Concerning the Giving of the Torah – 2“

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Prayer from a Pure Heart

534We also see in corporeality that there are some who provide by labor, and some who provide for themselves through prayer. And by asking for provision, one is allowed to provide for himself (Baal HaSulam. Shamati 161. Concerning the Giving of the Torah – 2)

Question: Is it possible in the corporeal world to pray for provision, but physically do nothing?

Answer: If you can ask correctly, then do it and you will see. Perhaps that will be enough for you.

In a request, in prayer, in an appeal to the Creator, there is such an opportunity when you do not need anything else but to ask. The problem is how to reach such a prayer so that the Creator gives you what is necessary for the correction of the soul, and with one prayer you would reach everything in the world.

Question: What kind of prayer is this that we can achieve everything with?

Answer: A prayer coming from the pure heart of a person.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/3/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Concerning the Giving of the Torah – 2“

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A Request that Guarantees the Result

936Question: What is happening now in Israel and in the world is all from the Creator. The feeling is that only the ten, the importance of the goal, and Kabbalah can help us save ourselves.

In the ten, we compose a prayer to the Creator to free our hostages so that the soldiers return home alive, so that peace would come.

What request can we raise to the Creator from our connection to somehow influence Him and the world?

Answer: We can only act in the direction of unity among all the members of Bnei Baruch throughout the world so that we all unite as much as possible and ask the Creator to reveal Himself within our connection.

Let each of you request in your heart that you want to get closer to each other, incorporate together in one desire, and turn with it to the Creator so that He unites you and connects everyone within Himself. Ask for it to happen here and now.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/11/23, Writing of Rabash “The Life of Sarah“

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For the Benefit of People

558Question: In Rabash’s article “What Does It Mean that the Creation of the World Was by Largess,” it is said that when a person connects the name of heaven, i.e., the Creator, with something else, he is eradicated from the world.

How can one turn to the Creator so as not to connect any egoistic desires and intentions with Him, but only to ask for bestowal?

Answer: Only if you ask for the benefit of people and not for yourself, then you will have the right request aimed at ensuring that He fills creation. But the Creator Himself does not need anything.

Question: But when you stand before the king who can give you everything and answer all your questions, how can you not take advantage of this for yourself and ask only for your friends? How does a Kabbalist choose bestowal?

Answer: He gradually gets closer to it by making a restriction, and building a screen and reflected light.

Question: What is the energy that drives us to achieve this?

Answer: The importance of the Creator, His greatness.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/11/23, Writings of Rabash “What Does It Mean that the Creation of the World Was by Largess?“

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Pray to Ein Sof

525The thought of creation, called “to do good to His creations,” begins from Ein Sof [no end]. For this reason, we pray to Ein Sof, meaning to the connection that exists between the Creator and the creatures.

The beginning of the connection starts in Ein Sof, where His name is, which is the root of creation (Baal HaSulam, Shamati 54 “The Purpose of the Work – 1“).

Question: Ein Sof is something that we cannot attain, i.e., equivalence of form. What is this quality of His name and what does it mean to pray to His name?

Answer: His name is the result of attainment from below. When the light of the Creator enters our Kli, then we begin to feel His name.

When we are directed to the fact that the Creator is upper, He is the first, He is the Creator, He is good and does good, and there is none else besides Him, it turns out that we are directed only to the upper root.

Question: How do we pray to Ein Sof correctly? How does one direct oneself to it?

Answer: We are able to feel this only through love for our neighbor, otherwise it is impossible.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/5/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Purpose of the Work – 1“

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How Can I Come to a Cry to the Creator?

528.03Question: How when I am in a ten can I come to despair and cry to the Creator?

Answer: If you are in the ten, try to be connected with it into one common whole, and you have the task ahead of you to reach the Creator, then you begin to see how impossible this task is for you and your ten. That is when you start crying to the Creator.

Question: Am I crying or should the ten cry?

Answer: You, first of all.

Question: Does it then turn out that I am disappointed in the ten?

Answer: No. You see that you are placing yourself above the ten, and you cannot agree with this.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/23, Writings of Rabash “What Is the Son of the Beloved and the Son of the Hated in the Work?”

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Why Do We Bless the Creator?


Question: What does the author call a blessing at the beginning and at the end, and how does this relate to the structure of the prayer?

Answer: We bless the Creator for gradually revealing all our mistakes and shortcomings and then thank Him for correcting these mistakes. That is how we go through all our desires and all the corrections.

We thank the Creator for the shortcomings He initially created in us and for the steps we take to correct these shortcomings. And so we move forward.

When we bless the Creator, we raise Him above ourselves more and more and thus can call upon ourselves even greater light.
From the 1st part of  the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/29/23, Writings of Rabash “What Is, ‘There Is No Blessing in That Which Is Counted,’ in the Work?“

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