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The Power Over The Spiritual State

laitman_937Question: What are the degrees of power over the heart and over spiritual states?

Answer: The power over the spiritual state lies in domination over egoism, since it separates us from the spiritual one. It is possible to master egoism only with the help of the upper light. It does not depend on our willpower, strength of our character, or the stern vows that we take upon ourselves.

It all depends on how much a person includes himself in the group and can dissolve in it. In this measure, he will more correspond to the higher light, the property of the Creator, and will gradually become closer to Him.

The Creator is not always in hiding. I can reveal Him at some stage, and He will immediately disappear so that I can go further and focus even more on Him. Suppose I caught Him with my new, more corrected properties, and He disappears again so that I again focus on Him with my kinder properties, which I develop in even greater conjugation with the group, and so on.

If I am a part the ten, we should make such mutual intersections with each other so that a uniform field appears between us.

When we strive to create this field, the Creator appears within it. That is, the Creator is the result of the desire of the ten to be as one. This is the main condition.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 12/9/18

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What Does The Creator Pay Attention To?

laitman_947Question: A person has a period of accumulating suffering. Does a ten have such a period?

Answer: If you are in a group, you do not need to accumulate suffering. You need to collect the friends’ aspirations and desires and elevate them to the Creator, like how parents ask for their children. This is what we all need to do.

If everyone asks for others, it will be a serious request. The Creator pays attention not to the actual desires that He awakens in us, but to the way we, through our efforts, leave our desires, take the desires of the friends, and ask for them. The most important thing is the quality of our appeal to the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/6/19

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Domination Over Egoism

laitman_530Question: What does egoism feel when working in the ten?

Answer: Each one in the ten pushes back his egoism and aims toward the quality of bestowal and love for the other nine friends. This is called “the first nine Sefirot.” The tenth Sefira (egoism) goes down.

It turns out that we build a network between us that should be equal, through its qualities, to the Creator.

What does “equal to Him” mean? To the extent that I exit myself and rise in the ten by one or two units in connection with the friends, that is my spiritual level. To this degree I attain the Creator and reveal the lights of Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida.

Question: At the same time, do I constantly push myself away from egoism without losing it in my sensation?

Answer: Yes. Depending on the level of egoism (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), I attain the Creator, His force in the soul. The Creator is the light and the entire system in itself is a soul.

The more egoism, the more I rise above it; precisely contrary to the ego, I use it to connect with the friends, and to that extent I reveal the Creator. This is how the system is arranged. We must work together. The whole problem is in implementation because all of this is within us.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/9/18

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How Can You Solve A Problem In The Ten?

laitman_942Question: How do we solve a problem if it was revealed that there is no unity in the ten and we cannot come to a common opinion?

Answer: There is no need to solve anything. You must continue working with each other and turning to the Creator. Let Him solve your problems. What can you solve by yourself? Which one of you is so clever? I don’t see anyone.

Only the Creator can solve all problems. He gives them, but it seems to you that their source is one of your friends. That’s not the case at all. The Creator is the source of all problems. It is written about this, “I am the first and I am the last.” Turn to Him.

Question: Should each friend appeal to Him individually or should we all do it together?

Answer: Together is better.

Suppose that some problem arises in the group. Do not discuss it too much, but simply together turn to the Creator so that He will solve it. And it’s even better if it does not matter to you whether He solves the problem or not. The important thing for you is that you can turn to Him above this problem.

If you treat this problem as a reason to turn to Him and through it to cling to Him tenaciously, you will see that the problem disappears. It arose only for this.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 2/11/19

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A Place For Everyone In The Ten

Laitman_631.4Question: There are active and passive friends in our ten. Sometimes a desire arises to form a core from the active friends, but on another hand, it looks like there is a ten within a ten. Should we distribute our attention evenly and focus it on absolutely everyone in order not to fall apart?

Answer: In my opinion, the way ten is formed, let it remain so. There is no need to shuffle them. The ten is a spiritual unit. It should have everything: the core, the laggards, the achievers. Therefore, it is not necessary to change something in it by force. It should be taken into consideration that there is a place for everyone.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/6/19

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Congress: Absorbing Others

laitman_963.8Question: How can we be in touch with all the tens when some of the friends participate in the congress physically and some virtually?

Answer: What is the difference? At the congress there will be random tens. I don’t care where my friends are.

The congress is designed to absorb all the tens, the entire world Kli, to absorb opinions, feelings—everything that is in all our friends, and not that I come along with my ten, sit down at the table with a sign: “This is the Italian group, here is its table.”

What difference does it make if I sit here or at my home in Rome or elsewhere. I have to mix with everyone, to feel their spirit and life as much as possible, and in this measure I will advance.

Our progress depends on how we mutually intermingle with each other; this is our strength—not each of us separately, but jointly!

So, let one part come here and another part remain there, there is no difference; the main thing is that I constantly try to absorb the impressions of all the friends, their love, their feelings, and their aspirations to the goal. I need these forces.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 2/5/19

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Triangle: Me – Group – Creator

laitman_938.03Question: What should we feel first: the desire (lack) of the Creator or the desire of a friend?

Answer: It can be both. We must come to adhesion with the Creator, that is, to complete connection with the quality of bestowal. This can be achieved only through the group.

Therefore, you must first fully connect with the ten. This can only be done if you demand that the Creator gives you the quality of connection, the quality of mercy (Hassadim), so that He will influence you with surrounding Light (Ohr Makif) with the help of which you can unite with your friends.

You use the Creator to unite with your friends and you do it in order to adhere to the Creator. This is a constant triangle.

Therefore, you must act in both ways. That is, use the ten in order to achieve adhesion with the Creator, to give Him pleasure, to work for Him; and on the other hand, unite within the ten. In order to do this, you need to turn to the Creator so that you have the power to unite with the ten. You must constantly spin in this triangle.

The most important thing is to come “from the love of friends to the love of the Creator.” Therefore, use the Creator to achieve love of friends, and from them, from the highest point that can be achieved, the union called love, when you are included into one desire and one intention, you will be directed toward the Creator together as one whole.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/19

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The Request Must Start From The Group

laitman_963.8Question: For thousands of years, billions of people have been praying for their unfilled desires to be filled. Where are their answers and what is the sense of praying to an unknown Creator?

Answer: First, they ask egoistically. We are trying to reach requests for altruism, the property of bestowal and love—this is the most important thing.

Second, in order to really ask correctly, we try to bring this request through the ten so that it is the same for everyone, collected and coordinated with everyone. From this Minyan (the ten), all ten people rush with one request to the Creator.

The ten is one spiritual unit. If you do not ask from the ten, then you are not a spiritual unit and the Creator does not feel you.

You often ask: “And if I myself ask for my relatives?” …Ask. In the end, you will see that the whole world does this, but nothing happens.

The request must originate from the Kabbalistic group that clearly understands that the system in which we exist is created as an egoistic one on purpose in order for us to ask only for our correction and raise this request correctly.

Question: Do the friends in the ten have to hear my words, know about them, or is it my personal inner state when, from our connection, I appeal to the Creator for them?

Answer: They do not need to hear your words. But in principle, if you ask, it is best to appeal to the Creator with the desires that have been agreed upon in the ten. Not at the moment, but in general when the ten agrees with this and would also like to participate in raising this desire to the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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A Request Is An Expression Of Inner Aspirations

Laitman_177.06Question: How can I ask for the ten if I have no words, where no words are suitable?

Answer: You do not need words. You can just sigh or cry. This is also a request.

A request is an expression of your inner aspirations, of what you think is missing in the ten. Try to put your common desire together as if you were creating some form from clay. Collect it together. This will be your request to the Creator.

Question: Can one just say one of the names of the Creator?

Answer: No names, no mantras, no memorizing of conversational patterns—nothing is needed. You will continue to make mistakes.

You can just sit quietly, each one asking the Creator from their hearts, as you have agreed. Try to do this at least for a couple of minutes; this is a good exercise.

As for the names, when you are already at the upper levels and begin to gather the ten Sefirot, representing some qualitative and quantitative meanings, and you put together a spiritual Partzuf, form your soul, consisting of ten Sefirot, then the general force that is created from such arranged desires will be called the name of the Creator.

There is a certain set of such names, that is, states of the ten that are interconnected. These are the names of the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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A Branch Is An Opportunity To Comprehend The Higher Root

laitman_934Question: How does the connection between the higher root and the force controlling the lower object work?

Answer: The highest root controls all material branches in our world, and branches have to do everything in their power to rise to the highest root and exist in it.

A branch is an opportunity to comprehend the higher root. In order to come closer to it, one has to connect with his friends since the properties are integral in the highest root and our properties are individual. If one connects with the ten, he will reach his root.

Question: So, one cannot understand the cause of all the things that happen to him?

Answer: It is possible only in a group. When one connects to the friends in the circle, he will understand the reason for everything, the higher root.

Question: Even if something happened to me individually?

Answer: Individual is a ten, not less.

Question: Are the main properties of the higher root reflected in the earthly branch in a direct or in a reverse manner?

Answer: They are reflected in our world to the extent that one can correctly perceive it. And the rest is hidden.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/8/18

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