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The Ten—A Device For Revealing The Creator

laitman_934The Creator can be revealed only by dissolving in the friends and rising to the level of the Bina. It is similar to a device that is needed to detect an invisible magnetic field. This device will show that there is a certain force acting on it and deflecting its dial. That is, it shows us not the force itself, but its reaction to this force.

We make ourselves a device for revealing the Creator, which works on the same principle as all measuring instruments of our world. We only have to organize everything correctly within us, and we will be able to discover the Creator.

The device must perceive the phenomenon and react to it, and then its reaction can be measured and the device can be used to estimate the force that caused it. We do not know what electromagnetic forces are, but we know how they act; they cause current to flow in a wire or the movement of a compass needle. We always see the reaction of the device, not the force itself, and we draw conclusions, naming it by the phenomenon itself.

In order to reveal the Creator, we need to build such a compass from ourselves, an induction circuit, a device that will reveal the upper force. The Creator is twirling everything inside us now as well, but we are not paying attention to Him. What change must one make inside oneself in order to discern Him?

All our work consists in this calibration, in tuning to the Creator. The problem is that I feel my own reaction to the influence of the upper force, and I need to decrypt it in such a way as to find the Creator in it. I respond to His influence within my desire, my body. Therefore, I need to calibrate myself so that my desire allows me to correctly understand the actions of the Creator.

And for this I need to annul myself to zero, so as not to demand anything for my egoism. Every device is first calibrated in such a way, set to zero, and then it can be used for measuring.

Our initial calibration is to want nothing for ourselves, so as not to be bribed and not to judge with bias. We carry out such calibration in the ten. If I try to join the center of the ten and want to connect with all my friends, I reset my device. Now, from this zero, I can begin to respond correctly to the Creator, to His impact on me.

Zeroing is already a starting point allowing one to get nothing for oneself, but only for the ten. I have no indicator other than my ten to verify that I receive nothing for my egoism. If there are friends in front of me who I think of, then I annul myself in front of them. It turns out that I personally become neutral, that is, zero.

In this way we build the correct device for the perception of the Creator. Under the influence of the upper force we begin to awaken to mutual bestowal in the ten. The Creator gives us the power of bestowal by which we reveal that He is between us. After all, we began to relate to each other in this way in the ten and we received the property of Bina, bestowal, the strength of faith above our resistance, our knowledge.

Resistance also begins to be felt more because a force comes to us that flows inside the ties connecting us, as if in an electronic device, and we feel resistance within ourselves. In this way we measure the difference of potentials: between bestowal—above, and reception—below, which are called “faith” and “knowledge.”

And these steps of faith and knowledge begin to rise: The strength of our egoism grows, and the strength of bestowal grows, and in this way we rise. The difference of potentials between Malchut and Bina, as it were, remains the same—the seven Sefirot of Zeir Anpin.

At first it was just zero. But then it gradually grew to seven Sefirot. Zeir Anpin is the Partzuf of my soul that has just been born. The soul grows in Bina’s abdomen due to its connection with Malchut, which annuls itself in relation to Bina.

Seven Sefirot of ZA—this is the place where I reveal all of reality. In this gap between knowledge and above knowledge are all the worlds, the whole universe. There is nothing else. Above Bina are already the properties of the Creator: Keter, Hochma, Bina. Below Bina are the properties of ZA, which has just been born. And Malchut is the desire to enjoy created by the Creator. Therefore, besides these properties that I develop between Malchut and Bina, there is nothing else—this is all my reality.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/25/20, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 15

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Merging With The Ten

laitman_530Question: The Creator is between us. Do I need to ask the Creator to correct me or to correct the whole ten, the whole world ten? Does the Creator hear me wherever I am or only when I am in the ten?

Answer: The Creator feels the created being only to the extent that he resembles Him.

The Creator’s attribute is bestowal, while a person’s attribute is receiving. In this state, a person does not feel the Creator. We can see that on ourselves.

If a desire to reveal the Creator appears in a person, he can fulfill this desire only if he creates the right conditions for that, such as being in a group and working seriously on the connection with the friends.

If a person unites with the friends in the group, he will begin to feel the Creator through the ten. A person actually feels the connection with the Creator to the extent that he merges with the ten, and not in any other way.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19

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A Dynamic State

laitman_934Question: How exactly is the connection in the ten felt? How constant is it?

Answer: If a person feels the ten, he feels that he is connected with everyone as one single body, one single desire, one aspiration. However, this state is dynamic, it constantly changes because it is necessary to develop. That is why he constantly feels himself breaking away from his friends, seeing them differently. He is thrown out, distracted from the goal, and yet he forces himself to return to the connection with others.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/19/20

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Integral Technology—Connecting Into Ten

laitman_942Question: What does it take to understand integrality? Does this require some kind of integral technology?

Answer: Yes. This integral technology is found in Kabbalah. It is called connecting in the ten.

Connecting into the ten teaches us how we can create a mini group that is similar to the entire humanity, the entire universe. And within this connection, separately between ten men or ten women, like in the laboratory, we can examine all the laws and functions of general nature, both animalistic—egoistic and spiritual—altruistic.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/19/20

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Violin With Ten Strings

laitman_942The more I include myself in the ten, depicting that the Creator is there, the more I tune my soul like a musical string relative to other strings. The group should set themselves up like a violin so that everyone is like one person with one heart. And then the Creator will be revealed in us.

The Creator dresses in the violin and plays it if it is correctly tuned relative to Him and all its strings are ready. We ourselves do not play this violin, the Creator plays the whole ten together.

The lights flow into our Kelim and flow out and give rise to many harmonics, that is, glow at all levels, because the Sefirot are divided into main, particular, and subordinate, smaller ones. We feel all this as a conversation between the Creator and us, in this form He is revealed in all our sensations arising as a result of the correct connection between friends.

Everyone in the ten must tune their string so that the Creator dresses in our violin. And it depends only on the relations between friends, how much they become more important to me, and I understand that without them I will not achieve anything.

If the friends suddenly disappear, then I will lose all connection with the spiritual. A complete disconnection will happen. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly strengthen the connection in the ten and take care of all the friends as the dearest thing in life.

There is nothing but this. For me, friends are even more important than the Creator, although He is the source and the purpose. But friends are more important because losing them, I will lose everything and already will not be able to find them. I cannot just go from one ten to another ten, it is only possible at the initial stage.

But in fact, this is such a connection that it is impossible to change. It is a huge tragedy when a person is kicked out of the ten or leaves the ten because of some kind of conflict, not having found understanding among his friends or having failed to understand them.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/18/20, Writings of Rabash, “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2,”

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Who Does The Commandment Of “Love Thy Friend As Thyself” Refer To?

laitman_528.03Question: Who does the commandment of “love thy friend as thyself” refer to? Does it refer to all those around me or to the friends in the ten?

Answer: First and foremost it refers to you personally. When you work in the ten, you try to love others, which means that you try to love your friends in the ten as yourself, and the attempts to try to attain this attribute bring all of you to a state called the soul.

In other words, when ten people each reveal the spiritual attribute to connect as if they are one common body, which is not common, of course, because there is the ego between them, but they try to connect above the ego, their attempts to unite create an immense potential power.

So on the one hand, the ego is revealed between them, and on the other hand, powerful unity is revealed. These two attributes coexist one above the other, which means that it is about creating an object called a Partzuf, in which there is a great ego and above it there is the immense spiritual force of the Creator that connects it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/29/19

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Balancing Relations With The Light

laitman_939.02Balancing our relations with the Light means that we have to constantly relate to it the same way it relates to us. The attributes of the light are bestowal, love, and mutual connection.

So, we have to feel how we can constantly create balance with it. If we want to advance correctly in the Creator’s world, this has to be our mission.

We can gradually get closer to keeping this condition only if we are in a group. Then we will begin to create and acquire the right attitude to the light in the connection between us and understand which attributes there should be between us and what the mutual connection between these attributes is.

We need to learn how the mutual relations in different parameters, different attributes, yearnings, and desires will complement one another and will eventually all resemble the light that shines on us all the time.

The light of each ten, each Kabbalistic group, shines differently, because each one is seemingly a small part of the one big body of Adam, the one general soul.

So, when we are together in a small group, we can begin to resemble the light as a result of the relations between us. Mutual cooperation will determine our attitude to the light.

Then we will begin to feel the light and to cooperate with it in mutuality, and our relations with it will be the most important thing for us, whereas all the other things in our world will be totally unimportant to us.

We still seemingly detach ourselves from our world and use it only in order to exist, while everything else, including our energy, our study, and our feelings will be dedicated only to the connection between us, to resembling the upper light more and more each time. Then the upper light will fill us, warm us, and give us a feeling of eternity and wholeness.

We will begin to feel how the Creator, the light, is revealed in us, and then we will feel that we are in the upper world while living in our world.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/18/19

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Transcending To Another Dimension

laitman_934Question: What is the center of the ten? Each time we touch this concept, but then we lose it. Does it happen when we connect with our points in the heart and annul ourselves?

Answer: The center of the ten is the point from which each of us annuls himself with regard to the other friends. When the whole ten annul themselves with regard to each other, we attain the center. Then the revelation of a wonderful attribute takes place, the attribute of spirituality, and the entrance to the upper world opens up before us.

This is actually a wonder, a miracle, the transition to another dimension that is between us. If each of us fully annuls oneself for the sake of togetherness, the point of togetherness suddenly becomes the gate, the passageway, to the upper world. This is what we have to do, and then everything will be revealed before us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19

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The Ten Is The Violin Of The Creator

laitman_934The Creator is the absolute, which does not change and reveals itself to us as a force of absolute good. Our perceptions and our desires are changing,  that is why we say that the Creator is changing.

But in reality, changes occur only in us. Therefore, in order to reveal the Creator, we need to bring ourselves to the state of similarity to Him in order to match His properties.

But how can we become similar to the Creator if we are all egoists? We remain egoists, but we must unite between us above our egoism with bonds of mutual bestowal, unity, and love despite our natural rejection. We are like an untuned musical instrument that needs to be tuned in order to play correctly.

It is written about the violin of King David that it was hanging on the wall and at some point, that is, in a special state, it began to play by itself. The group should achieve such connection between the friends, which will be in a form similar to the Creator. Although everyone remains egoistic, they overcome their egoism and unite with others in such a way that the form of our connection corresponds to the form of the Creator, perfect, one.

And then the Creator reveals Himself in us. He is not somewhere outside the group but only within it. To the extent that ten friends tune themselves for the right connection, for mutual bestowal, the Creator reveals Himself and starts to play our violin. This is the revelation of the Creator to the created beings.

Therefore, it is necessary to relate to the work in tens practically, effectively, striving to achieve such a form and spirit of connection that is similar to the Creator. Of course, we are moving toward this gradually, through 125 steps, calibrating ourselves more and more accurately.

Thus, we achieve the complete revelation of the Creator in our common Kli, in the HaVaYaH, when “He Is One and His Name, One.” That is, the HaVaYaH, our ten, is correctly connected by all the ten Sefirot, by all their smallest inner sub-Sefirot so much so that they achieve complete unity, corresponding to the nature of the Creator: absolute bestowal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/18/20, Writings of Rabash, “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2,” (1986)

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An Instrument For The Revelation Of The Creator

laitman_934Question: If I try to see the Creator behind everything, does that mean that I am in contact with Him and that I am influenced by the upper force?

Answer: It means that you are striving toward the Creator but not that you feel Him. Your views may be wrong. The only way to see the Creator is through a certain instrument, which you have to assemble together with the friends. It is the ten, ten people with whom you connect as a single whole in your desires, your intentions, and your thoughts in order to attain the Creator.

At the same time, all ten people must totally annul their egoism in order to be one whole. Then, you will begin to feel the Creator in the central point of this connection. It is as if you create a lens that brings together all ten rays, concentrates them in its center, and then you see the Creator through the collective focus that you have created, and not any other way.

So, if you want to pray to the Creator, you must do it in the ten. If you want to feel the Creator, you must be aimed at Him and yearn for Him in the ten. Everything is in and through the ten. The Creator does not feel anything less than a ten. Ten people who are connected between them by their yearning for the Creator is an instrument through which you can begin to reveal the Creator.
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