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Coronavirus Is Changing Reality, Part 7

arava-convention_931.01Can People Who Keep Up with Nature’s Plan Contract the Coronavirus?

Question: Thousands of people united at the recent Kabbalah convention in Israel. Immediately afterward, the global outbreak began. We connected and look at what happened. Did we cause this?

Answer: No, we did not cause this. First of all, the outbreak started before the convention; it just was not that obvious.

We were sure that nothing would happen to the convention participants. Since tens of thousands of people all over the world were connecting with each other physically and virtually through good efforts, there was no danger here.

I am sure that none of our friends, wherever they were, wherever they went to participate in the mirror congress, fell ill. There were no problems with anyone.

And how could there be if we were gathering in order to connect with even better connections between us. We move together with nature’s plan; therefore, we cannot be affected by the virus that affects egoistic connections between people, societies, and countries.

Question: Is it possible to deduce the following formula: people who will learn to connect with each other correctly won’t be affected by this virus?

Answer: Yes. I can give you my word for that. We just need to understand that this is not 100% because there are individual cases that we can analyze and see why this happened in our ranks. However, I do not think that we will hear about a huge number of Kabbalists being affected by the virus. It is impossible. We will just wait and see.
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From KabTV’s “Coronavirus is Changing Reality, Part 7,” 3/12/20

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Coronavirus—Occasion To Unite Around One Problem

935We should always remember—everything that happens to us is sent by the Creator and works for our own good. But in recent events with coronavirus, the action of the Creator’s hand is especially pronounced. Connection with the Creator is possible only on the condition that the creations ask Him for something or thank Him for what He did to them, one of two things: either request or gratitude. Otherwise, there will be no connection of creation with a higher power. We receive only the minimum illumination, which gives us the opportunity to exist in a state of waiting. But such a state is not desirable either to the creatures or to the Creator.

Therefore, we must understand that by awakening us with the help of the coronavirus, the Creator helps us organize and turn to Him. Now all of humanity is turning to the Creator consciously or unconsciously.

This is how connection between the creation’s desire to receive and the Creator’s desire to bestow strengthens. We are required to maximize this connection, expand it, deepen it, and most importantly, do it together, turning it into a common prayer. Such a prayer breaks all barriers and opens the correct and true connection with the Creator.

We reveal the connection that already existed before, but was not felt, like a baby, who rests in its mother’s arms and is not aware of it. This is an unconscious natural connection. But when the child grows up, he begins to strengthen this connection, realizing that it can be interrupted. This is how a child grows.

All our development and ascent along the spiritual steps, rapprochement with each other, lies in the fact that we are increasingly organizing ourselves for prayer, appeal, and gratitude to the Creator. This is how we strengthen our connection, which becomes the most important thing to us.

My whole life is determined only by the degree of my connection with the Creator, more or less, how strongly I hold on to Him. I keep spinning around this one parameter as the most precious in my life.

It has been said by Kabbalists of all generations that everything is achieved only by the power of prayer and it would be good if a person prayed all day. After all, they revealed how important it is that we turn to the Creator consciously, with understanding from our connection. All our actions must be weighed with respect to the extent, to which this helps us turn to the Creator. This is the only consequence of our work.

There are only two forces: the Creator and creations. Creations should reach out to the Creator all the time and with all their strength, turn to Him, ask, and give thanks. Now the Creator is awakening the coronavirus, sending the rulers of the world thoughts and a desire to lock us up, stop us, make us sit quietly at home, so that we could concentrate more and more on our appeal to the Creator.

This appeal is the most central point of creation, which we need to expand more and more, until all reality, all worlds, fit into this point of pleading as one person to one Creator. Only then we can say that we have reached connection and adhesion between us. The main thing the Creator expects is our united appeal. If a billion people cry out to the Creator individually, or if this billion unites with each other and appeals to the Creator, then the difference between these two appeals is like this world and the future world of final correction. The main thing is the common prayer.

Therefore, we are given an occasion from above to unite around one problem in order to turn to the Creator with it. This already allows us to connect with each other and with the Creator thanks to awakening from above. Although this connection did not arise at the expense of the creations themselves, it is also taken into account and included in the general correction.
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From the 1st and 2nd parts of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/29/20, Writings of Rabash

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What Is Recognition Of Evil?

laitman_532Question: The inability to move toward connection—is this recognition of evil?

Answer: The inability to connect, to understand what love is, is the recognition of evil. What love is, we only learn from its opposite. Therefore, the Creator created egoism as absolutely opposite to His property so that we, realizing our natural egoism, gradually move to the opposite of it.

Question: Recognition of evil is understandable. But why do you always use such a negative word as “hatred”?

Answer: What else can you oppose to love? Love and hatred are two properties that are opposite to each other.

Question: Hatred of one’s own evil or one’s neighbor?

Answer: Hatred of my own evil, of the fact that I cannot imagine any connection with others, a dissolution in which my “I” disappears. This is impossible for me.

But this is what was created by the Creator. And therefore, it turns out that the search for connection leads to rejection, and rejection leads to a feeling of true love.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/29/19

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The Group Absorbs Your Descent

laitman_530Question: If a person during the descent starts to imagine that he is in an ascent, does this help him?

Answer: Yes. If he himself begins to imagine the ascent, then it pulls him out of the descent.

We always have a sawtooth curve of ups and downs, when we go up, then we go down a little lower, go up even higher, go down even lower, etc. The amplitude becomes higher, and so we move toward the goal.

Such an amplitude, i.e., the difference between plus and minus, is an indicator of our spiritual level. Therefore, moving forward you should know that you will have big descents and then big ascents.

Only the right environment, the group, can compensate you for this. The group serves as a damper, an absorber of your descents. After all, in an ascent you work as a capacitor, transfer your power to the group, and in the descent you take the group’s power together with your descent and make the ascent.

This is how the oscillatory circuit between the coil and capacitor works. Thus, this is how the transfer of energy occurs.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/27/19

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For Sublime Souls

627.2Question: There are private descents of a person and a general fall of a group. What is a general descent? What is it expressed in? Has there ever been such a thing?

Answer: Yes, there has been. Even Baal Shem Tov describes how he experienced a descent along with his servant. At that moment, he shouted to the servant: “Start reading something, say something!”

He could not do anything either because he had lost his spiritual level. Then Baal Shem Tov asked him: “Say at least what you remember!” The servant replied: “I only remember the alphabet.” Baal Shem Tov asked: “Say the letters of the alphabet!”

Can you imagine a descent of such great sages where they even forgot the alphabet? This is a complete shutdown.

Question: Now I understand why all these years people were not allowed to engage in Kabbalah. But, in my opinion, this should not happen today?

Answer: No, today it is generally unrealistic. Such special conditions were given only to very sublime souls. This is aerobatics, like a loop-de-loop for a pilot.
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From Kab TV “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/27/19

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The Light Could Harm Or Heal

laitman_275Question: Does the effect of the light on us hurt?

Answer: If you are ready for it, then it is very pleasant, but if you are not, then it could be very painful. The light can beat and burn like a beam or it can heal.

Question: What does readiness to receive the light mean?

Answer: Readiness to receive the light is only the willingness to unite.

According to how close we are to each other, to that same extent we become ready to receive the light and equalize ourselves to it. If we, under the given conditions, make no effort to come closer, the light still affects us, but it feels bad to us.

All the suffering in life comes from the abundance of light that pushes us forward when we are unprepared for it.

We must understand that only closeness between us will position us correctly toward the light, and then we will be able to progress in a positive manner.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/9/20

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Why Speed Up Time If Life Flies By In An Instant?

laitman_600.02Question: You say that there are 200 years left until the full correction. What is 200 years in terms of eternity? I have lived for more than 50 years, my life has passed like a moment. What is 200? Is it four times more? It’s just nothing. Thus, why speed up time?

Answer: We don’t accelerate time but rather accelerate our development, the achievement of our perfect state.

Do you want to stretch your unhappy life further? What is the point of it if not the comprehension of an eternal, perfect state where you are completely connected with all the elements of creation and the Creator? After all, there is nothing else.

Perfection is the goal of our development. While accelerating this movement you change the principle of development from blows and tribulations to good development—your own aspiration for a state of perfection. That’s all.

Actually, you can leave Kabbalah and do nothing. And after 200 years, they will drive you with a stick to happiness, toward this state, and everything will be all right. In any case, we will achieve full correction and fulfillment.
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From KabTV’s, “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/9/20

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Methods Of Getting Out Of Descents

laitman_528.03Question: What are the methods for getting out of descents?

Answer: The most effective method is to have an appropriate environment. Baal HaSulam writes in his articles that the influence of the environment on a person is the most important and powerful way to get out of any state; because you join a group and it involuntarily pulls you along.

In a group of like-minded people, you go through different states, study together, participate in workshops, perform actions even mechanically. Thus, the group will influence you, and everyone will be able to exit himself.

Question: And then the descent will pass?

Answer: Yes, but what exactly will pass? If you come to the appropriate society, engaged in spiritual elevation, then eventually, you begin to rise with them. This is the first thing.

Secondly, if there is no group nearby, then I advise you to immediately open the Internet, go to our website, and look for all kinds of lessons. First of all, I recommend reading the article “There Is None Else Besides Him.”

Question: You can open a book?

Answer: Of course, because you are somehow connecting with the author. Therefore, the environment can be not only people, although this is the most effective, but also different media resources.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/27/19

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The Time Has Come For The Creator To Draw Near

laitman_251Question: The interest in the wisdom of Kabbalah is growing. Does this mean that the Creator is getting closer to us?

Answer: Of course. The time has come for the Creator to draw near.

On one hand, it is an unpleasant feeling because attributes that are in contrast to our ego emerge in us. But on the other hand, it motivates us to search for the right contact with the new attributes that emerge.

Nature is revealed at a new level, and we must gradually enter into contact with it. This, of course, is no simple matter. Therefore, it is actually now that the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed and it explains what is happening to us.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/26/20

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How Can We Advance Toward The Impossible?

laitman_600.04Comment: While listening to the lesson I came to the conclusion that we are going to undergo repulsive states in which I will have to do unpleasant things, which I don’t want to do at all.

My Response: Of course you don’t want to. There is nothing more repulsive than working against our ego. It is simply impossible.

Question: So where do I find the power to advance toward the impossible, toward something that is unpleasant? Who will give me the desire and the power to do that?

Answer: Ask why the Creator puts you under these conditions. It is so you will ask Him for power and thus connect to Him.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/12/20

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