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Everything Is Obtained By The Power Of Prayer

624.02All that is required of us is the desire to reach bestowal, faith above reason. Our efforts are a prayer that rises up like a baby’s cry. The mother knows how to answer it. The baby does not know what it is asking for. It just feels bad, and cries. But the mother understands what her baby needs, whether she has to give him a drink, feed him, or change his clothes.

The baby itself does not know this; he only raises a request. And we also need to make sure that we raise our request to the Creator. This request does not have to be verified.

We will never be able to determine what we are missing for the next state.

It is impossible and we cannot know what we want from the Creator. After all, this already belongs to the next degree. We just want to bestow to the Creator, and the Creator knows from this what He needs to give us so that by receiving it, we will be able to bestow to Him.

We ask the Creator to create a Kli in us for the sake of bestowal, Lishma, from which we could then turn to Him correctly. There are two actions here one after the other.

How can I be sure that if the Creator answers my prayer I will receive this answer for the sake of bestowal and not use it egoistically? The answer itself builds a Kli within us for receiving it in the correct form. The answer that comes from the Creator is wrapped from all sides in the desire to bestow; that is, we receive a ready made package with the direct light placed inside the reflected light.

All our work is to get the desire to acquire a desire, that is, to make our desire to be like the desire of the Creator.

We have no desire to bestow to the Creator, but we gradually build this desire within ourselves through our requests to Him. If the requests come from the ten as from one heart, even if it is assembled from many hearts that differ from each other, then we feel His answer more and more, each one within himself. Then we unite again for a common request to the Creator.

It is like a heartbeat: we receive – we bestow, we receive – we bestow. The ten works the way the heart works.

First of all, we need the ten for this request in order to turn to the Creator from our common desire. Otherwise, it will be a pointless fuss; without the ten, we will never be able to aim at the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/18/21, “Everything is Obtained By the Power of Prayer”

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When Blood Turns Into Milk

565.01Nefesh, the lowest degree of the spiritual world, is like a baby who does not understand anything yet, does not know anything, but already exists at the expense of others due to the fact that his parents provide him with everything. Certainly when it comes out of the mother, the nursing period begins.

Everything he has not received during the nine months of his intrauterine spiritual development, he receives in the first two years of life, the period of spiritual nursing.

This is a very interesting period because everything a person could not develop in our world, at our level, rises together with him to the world of Assiya, to a higher level. There he will receive this development in the form of milk.

Instead of receiving it at our level in the form of blood (a common circulation with the mother), he receives it there in the form of spiritual light.

In our world, the power that is developing a person is called “blood” since our world is inanimate; blood in Hebrew is “Dam” from the word “Domem,” “inanimate.” In the spiritual world, the power of light is called “Halav,” “milk,” because it acquires a white quality, the quality of bestowal.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #18

Women And Unity

962.8Question: We know how the environment impacts a person. We women listen to the daily lesson every day and it is only about the work in the ten: exercises, the daily task, workshops, and gatherings of the tens. We try to implement everything we hear from our teacher.

You recently said that women don’t need to work on the unity between them. If that’s the case, why do we need to listen to the lesson, and especially to the first part that is about internal work and work in the tens? Wouldn’t it be better not to listen to the first part of the lesson in order to avoid confusion?

Answer: Because of their basic nature, women cannot participate in such activities equally as men because each woman is an individualist. The shattering of the vessel of the general soul of all nine Sefirot is the male part.

The shattering of Malchut is the female part. The shattering of Malchut is very hard, and women also understand how hard it is for them to connect. On the other hand, it is very easy for the men to connect compared to women. Men’s egoism is totally different from that of women’s. Men are like kids compared to women. It is very hard for a woman to do that.

This is the reason that women are not required to fulfill the serious demands that are required of men. I emphasize this so that it will not be an obstacle in our spiritual work. Women can do everything that men do, listen to lessons and try to do everything. Yet at the same time they should understand that it will work much more slowly and be more difficult. But getting closer to the Creator will be faster.

It isn’t about the same kind of work. After all, there are differences between men and women in our world. So it is impossible to compare the female perspectives of the world—her attitude, her feeling of the world, her attitude to the family, the kids, to everything that happens—to the male perspective. We cannot dwell inside each other. We are totally different creatures.

So although both men and women need to get closer to the Creator, including the common work between them, we need to pay attention to our gender attributes.

Question: To what extent do men need to listen to the advice and recommendations of women in their work in dissemination?

Answer: I believe that except for the spiritual work, women can do all the other kinds of work better than men. They should be given as many opportunities to participate in dissemination as possible.

It is best to give the part that is related to the spiritual work to the men, like lectures, etc. A and to let the women engage in dissemination.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

When There Is No Common Screen

565.01Question: It is said in the book of the Prophets that after Joshua entered the city of Ai with his army, all the citizens of the city were destroyed, as well as those soldiers who were lured out of the city. In total, 12,000 people were killed: husbands and wives.

Why is it said: “husbands and wives”? What does this mean?

Answer: We are talking about two lines. There are cities where you can destroy only the male population, and leave the female population, or destroy women and leave only virgins., and so on.

This means that in each case you can attach different quantities of egoism aimed at acting for the sake of bestowal to yourself and absorb them into yourself to use them correctly.

In this case, it is necessary to destroy both lines because the nation has only entered the land of Israel. It has not conquered anything yet; it has not subjugated anything to the quality of bestowal; it does not yet have a common screen. Therefore, for the time being, they must destroy the desire called the city of Ai and not use it at all.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/19/21

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Yom Kippur—Not A Sorrow But A Celebration

562.01Comment: Kabbalists believe that Yom Kippur is not mourning, not sorrow, but a very high spiritual degree like a celebration.

My Response: Of course it is a celebration; it is celebrating redemption. By scrutinizing my problems and asking for my own correction, I can correct my wrong actions. For example, I did not finish a certain thing, did something bad, etc.

Why should I cry? On the contrary, I should ask and be glad that I have the opportunity to turn to the Creator and get strength from Him to become better.

Question: The great Kabbalist of the 20th century, Baal HaSulam writes: “There is no happier state in man’s world than when he finds himself despaired with his own strength.” When a person comes to a state that he has tried everything and has only one thing left, to somehow turn to the upper force that he does not know, is this considered a celebration, the most exalted state?

Answer: This is the best state because, thanks to this, he can turn to the upper force, and then it connects with him and does what he asks.

Question: It turns out that you can turn to the upper force only when there are problems?

Answer: How can you turn to it when you feel good? As a rule, people turn to the upper force when they feel bad. We are egoists; it is how we were created.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States”

Symbols Of Yom Kippur

570Comment: On the eve of Yom Kippur, the ceremony of Kaparot (atonement) is performed. It looks like a pagan rite: they take a rooster, twist it over their head, and then kill it.

My Response: The fact is that rituals of many religions seem barbaric to us today. On the corporeal level, for the sake of redemption, a person seemingly sacrifices a rooster instead of himself, imagining himself in the form of this rooster.

In fact, all this should not be so because from the point of view of Kabbalah, everything happens on a spiritual level.

Comment: There is also a custom to wish for us to be recorded in The Book of Life—Gmar Hatima Tova (A good record in the Book of Life).

My Response: The Book of Life is also an allegory, a symbol of the upper light, which records all human actions. To the extent that he wants to use this light for his correction, his similarity to the Creator, his good deeds are recorded.

It turns out that a person himself, during not only a year but throughout his life, writes down his deeds; through attracting the upper light corrections are made and these are good deeds, without attracting the upper light are evil deeds.

Question: It is believed that you will live next year the way you spend Yom Kippur. Does it somehow affect our corporeal life?

Answer: In fact, nothing in our world affects the spiritual world except for our relationships to each other. So it is said that Yom Kippur does not correct them. Man must fix them himself.

The Creator can seemingly forgive all sins on this day except for our evil attitude toward others. This is above His mechanism under which our world, the Universe, was created. And the closer we are to each other in sensation, spiritually, the closer we are to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States. Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur

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You Cannot Run Away From The Creator!

610.2Comment: On Yom Kippur, there is a tradition to read the story of the prophet Jonah, which clarifies the responsibility of all the people of Israel, especially those who aspire for spiritual attainment, to correct themselves and pass this on to others.

My Response: This is a story about how the Creator instructed the prophet Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh to save people, that is, to rescue them from egoism. Jonah did not want to go there, got on a ship, and sailed out to sea.

The Creator brought a storm to the sea, and in order to save the ship, the sailors started to look for who was responsible. In the hold of the ship, they found Jonah sleeping peacefully and asked him: “How can you sleep peacefully? We are sinking! What should we do?” He replied: “It is because of me. If you want the storm to subside, throw me into the sea.”

The sailors had no choice but to do this, and the sea immediately calmed. Jonah was swallowed by a large fish that brought him to the shore near the city of Nineveh.

He came to this city and fulfilled what the Creator had ordered him to do, to make all the inhabitants of Nineveh righteous, that is, to turn their evil relations into good.

Question: Does it mean that he could not escape his duty?

Answer: Man will never be able to run away from the Creator! It is obvious.

Every person has his own mission to do some good deeds in the world. He must do it and not run away from his duties. This is what Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) symbolizes to us, namely the part of the Torah called the “The Book of Jonah.”

There is a program of creation, and if a desire for correction was awakened in a person and he has started this process, then it is impossible to run away.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States”

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A Piece Of Advice With No Expiration Date

962.2Question: Several years ago when answering a friend’s questions about his difficulty to integrate in the group, you said that if he cannot rise above himself and integrate in the group, he should completely dedicate himself to dissemination because this action can replace the work in the group.

Is this still valid today? And in general, is the advice that you gave several years ago still valid today or is there an expiration date?

Answer: My advice has no expiration date, but it does have a fulfillment date. I have students who live in Alaska, Southern Australia, the Andes, and in distant places around the globe where there is no one around them, nothing.

What can they do? They can only listen to the morning lesson and sometimes connect through the Internet.

What can they do? Disseminate. Where? On the Internet. By connecting through the Internet you can start disseminating our materials, my Twitter tweets, etc. as much as you can.

It is a must to participate in the common work with others although no one knows you, and even if you do not have a virtual group, you are still adhered in every other way.

So, dissemination can replace everything. If you disseminate seriously, from the bottom of your heart, with all your strength and abilities, even if you are not in a group, you will eventually find your ten.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19

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In Search Of The Truth

292Question: You say that our world is an illusion. Which signs along the way indicate that we are advancing toward spirituality and that we are not moving from one illusion to another illusion?

Answer: I am searching for the truth. At the moment I don’t know and I don’t understand the upper worlds. I am simply looking for the force that manages our world. I am looking for the most sublime state I can be in, and this will happen only if I ascend above my egoistic nature.

I yearn for the lever that will raise us above the ego so we can be united, since there is no other way. There are two forces in the world, the force of connection and the dividing force, plus and minus, and we need to acquire both of them and control both of them, and I need to try to do that.

Question: Will I feel the same reality when that happens?

Answer: Of course you will immediately feel where you are. Systems of coordinates will begin to change in you. Everything will change because you will be on the level of the forces that manage our world and not below them like everyone else, and then you will have no more questions.

Question: So does this mean that at the moment I am moving in the dark?

Answer: Of course, but we are in a world in which physical laws operate and you need to obey them whether you like it or not since you are inside them. If you create new forces in you, you will find yourself under the influence of the spiritual forces.
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Living In Two Worlds

292Question: If I have developed my soul and I live in two worlds, what happens next? Will I not live and work like everyone else?

Answer: Why not? You remain in the same life, but you suddenly begin to feel that there is a field that fills everything between you and others called the Creator.

Instead of air, everything is the Creator; you are inside Him and He is inside all of you.

You begin to feel that you exist forever, infinitely, in perfection.
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