Entries in the 'The Tens' Category

Become Whole With The Creator

laitman_934Question: In our world there are all kinds of manifestations of feelings between people, emotions that fill them, such as friendship and love.

In the ten, with the right communication, the same force will arise, the same feeling will fill us; is this called the revelation of the Creator? Or is it something else?

Answer: The revelation of the Creator occurs very sequentially when people begin to unite so each of them dissolves in the ten.

Thus, if a person gets rid of his egoism, then as he rises above it, while interconnecting with others, there, within others not within oneself, he begins to feel the property of bestowal and love, the property of good connection between everyone, independent of egoism. This is what he reveals.

Question: By working correctly, doe each member of the ten get filled with something that has to do with a higher power?

Answer: Yes. It changes, fills, and connects them. They unite in this property of bestowal and begin to examine it between themselves. And then it turns out that the ten and this force, which they call the Creator, become one single whole.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/20/19

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Put Your Friends Into Your Heart

laitman_934Question: How can we understand what the ten in my heart is?

Answer: You, together with the others, should try to put all your friends in your heart, create a unified image of ten there, where they all combine into one common shape, one common image.

Then, try to feel this image consisting of ten as one and compare it with the Creator: what is still missing for this image to be similar to the Creator.

Start working on it and you will see how many questions will appear for you.
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From KabV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/12/20

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My Thoughts On Twitter 3/19/20

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

I’m receiving a lot of questions about what #coronavirus will do to us?
The answer is simple: no one knows!
#Kabbalah says that it will lead to a greater connection between us, despite our egoism. Whoever wants to ease their correction should study our materials!

Heaviness of the heart is given to allow for free choice. The global crisis, as a consequence of the coronavirus epidemic, shows how Nature takes care of each person according him free choice to balance out good and evil by leaning toward the good!

#Coronavirus reveals the truth of our relations. If we realize that we can live differently, in harmony with nature, in good relations with each other, rising above the ego, we can quickly come out of the epidemic. The virus shows that we’ve taken the world-nature out of balance.

The Creator is organizing increasingly effective situations to correct egoism. The #virus shows us how, instead of transmitting everything good and helpful, we transmit the disease and doom one another to death. Let’s unite with good connections, transmitting love to each other.

Let’s figure out why we transmit a deadly virus to one another precisely through our egoistic interactions, and how we can turn the evil infection into a good infection and advance toward a new world. I hope that we will understand this and be able to tell everyone about it.
From Twitter, 3/19/20

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Why A Circle And Not A Square?

laitman_938.07Question: Why do you talk specifically about the center of the circle and not about the center of a square? What is a circle?

Answer: A circle is when everyone is equal.

If all the friends in a ten unite and try to be completely equal to each other, then geometrically it is depicted as a circle.

You are one that joins the circle. And all of your completely equal and equivalent efforts accumulate together, and then the Creator is revealed at the center of the circle.
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From Kab TV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/12/20

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Why Do We Need Prayer?

laitman_942Question: We conduct our main work in a ten, which is considered the main tool for understanding the Creator. Why then do we need prayer?

Answer: You cannot do anything yourself in a ten. You should try to get together with others, check your progress, and see that you cannot succeed in anything. And then you turn to the Creator.

You show Him, “Look, we are in the ten trying to get together, but nothing works for us,” then He helps you. That is, you need a ten for a prayer, for a request to the Creator, so that He helps you, and you, united, come to connection with Him.

You must present this ten to Him saying, “We have done everything, but we see that nothing will succeed without You.” And then He will fulfill your request. This is how it works.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/12/19

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Awaken The Ten With My Efforts

laitman_923The time has come to begin to advance toward the holy goal, that is, to the revelation of the Creator to the creations in this world. Everything is in our hands; nothing prevents it from us. All the events taking place in the world that supposedly delay us actually help us advance toward the goal of creation, to a better understanding of life’s purpose. They help us realize how much our world needs a spiritual ascent: not to be corrected in the same place but to rise to a spiritual level.

It will become increasingly clearer to every person in the world that there is no way out and that cardinal changes in our existence must begin here. Existing in the present form, we will run into a dead end time after time. We have no chance to continue living like this.

The time has come to use all our strength and open the path to a spiritual, perfect life, to open it to humanity as quickly as possible. In fact, all people subconsciously wait for this, but have no idea what it depends on.

Our Bnei Baruch group is made up of people who the Creator has invited to enter the spiritual world and draw close to Him. We must understand our responsibility and realize this opportunity. We have two weeks of very intense spiritual work before us, and we will try to make every effort, to the utmost extent, and will certainly achieve life’s lofty goal.

There are times that are determined from above, and there are times when we trigger ourselves from below. We have set aside this special time for our gathering, the World Kabbalah Convention, and we approach it through great and long efforts. At the same time, we see extraordinarily fearful events unfolding in the world. Yet, it is amazing how nothing stands in the way of our friends traveling to Tel Aviv for the convention. We await everyone with even greater impatience than usual, ready to welcome them with open arms.

Let us hope that for the time remaining before the convention, we will better prepare ourselves for connection so that in the depths of this unity, we will begin to reveal new qualities in which the Creator calls for His revelation. From our efforts to unite together as much as possible and even more, we will see how the Creator shows us the conditions for His revelation. We must feel it.

We need only reveal the need to achieve equivalence with the Creator, to want to feel Him precisely in His very quality of bestowal. May He give us the quality of bestowal, and we will be happy to work with Him. We await that quality, although we do not even know exactly what it is. We ask the Creator to work on us, we are ready for this operation. Let Him make this change in us, implant the quality of bestowal in us, develop and teach us. We want to be clay in the hands of the master, let Him model His likeness from us.

What is required of us is only an initial desire and no more. We have no real need for bestowal, and are unable to understand what it is; we just accept that the Creator will make of us what He wants. This is enough for the Creator to begin to correct us.

It is difficult to realize how connection between friends, between people, can be connected with the attainment of the Creator. Why does the revelation of the Creator suddenly depend on unity of egoists above their egoism? If they hate and repel each other, but nevertheless make efforts to unite, these efforts, penny by penny, accumulate to a large amount, and they build a connection network.

Inside, this entire network is filled with hatred, forces of rejection, and stretched over it are our timid attempts to connect with each other. The system of hatred is as solid as iron. Atop it, we try to sew these iron blocks with thin threads, but as we try, we manage to knit them more and more. We begin to discover that in these very thin threads connecting us with each other, there is a special quality: the upper force of the light, which is much more powerful than the iron rods of egoism. We thus begin to feel each other.

It is a very long process, and it repeatedly leads us to despair, but time does its job and ultimately saves us.

We must believe that the Creator will organize the group and the friends for us so that we have the opportunity to reveal Him, to become like Him, and thereby give Him contentment. Everything has already been arranged from above, and all we need is readiness, a little effort, and it will happen. The Creator arranges all the conditions for us above and we need only give our quota of effort that is in our ability to give. Everything is already calculated above. The upper one is ready to help us and as soon as we complete what we need, we will immediately find the correct result. The Creator will open up and ask: “Well, where were you? I have been waiting so long, but you were not there!”

We will reveal all this as soon as we will provide our desire, the Kli, which is in our power to reveal.

We are ready for revelation; we need only combine our despair, efforts, and aspirations, and it will be sufficient. The power of prayer depends on two factors: on the awareness of one’s powerlessness and one’s lowliness. On one hand, we feel that we have insufficient strength to reveal the Creator, but desperation from the insignificance of our condition is even more necessary. And if we combine these two feelings together, then this becomes enough for the right appeal. The Creator sees that we have realized our worthlessness and is revealed to us.

If the Creator does not help us, then we are lost. You have to feel it with all your gut. We really want to achieve merging with the Creator due to the equivalence of our qualities, to become bestowers, and we ask only for this. Otherwise, this is not life.

There is nothing more to do, we have reached the limit: if the Creator does not give me the quality of bestowal, then I disappear. If He does not connect me with the group, I am lost. I pray to let me cleave to my friends in order to support them with all my might, to serve them, to give and to help them achieve their goal. What will happen to me is unimportant, I want only their good. In order to do so, I come to the convention in order to help my friends achieve their goal, and completely annul myself.

We go through many different states. Sometimes such apathy attacks that a person is incapable of any movement in feeling, thought, and words; one is completely disconnected. And sometimes a person burns with desire, ready to turn mountains. The rest of the time, one is somewhere in the middle between the two, in different states in mind and heart.

The question is how to awaken ourselves in every state for the sake of the ten. We should not wait for the Creator to awaken us, and we should not awaken ourselves individually, but we should wake up with the help of ten, awakening the ten by ourselves. That is the whole point. Everything is only through our connection with the ten: to awaken them with our own efforts and then be inspired by them and act.

Even if there is no feeling and thought for the Creator, but we perform material actions in relation to the group, then this all adds to my account.

Therefore, we do not have to await the Creator’s mercy. The Creator’s worker is the one who works: where the Creator does not awaken him, does not give any incentives, one seeks how to add effort oneself, like an old man looking for something lost even before losing it.
From the Tish 2/14/20, “Preparation for Convention”

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What Is The Difference In Connection Between Men And Between Women?

Laitman_632.3Question: What does connection mean? What is the difference in connection between men and between women? Indeed, over the past few decades, many women have begun engaging in Kabbalah, which was not the case in previous generations.

Answer: Indeed, women began to strive for Kabbalah, and this is correct, this is the call of the time. We welcome this. However, there is a difference between female aspiration and male aspiration.

On one hand, we know in past centuries there were great Kabbalists at very serious levels of spiritual understanding of the Creator. It is said: “And everyone will come to Me from small to great, and My House will be called the House for all the peoples of the world.” That is, to reach the Creator and connect with Him is not only a male duty, but also a female one.

But for women there is a slightly different platform for this since the female egoistic desire is more focused on procreation, on the family, and therefore it is more fixated, clamped, and constrained inside. As a result, it is much more difficult for women to unite in tens. Therefore, we do not insist on this.

In addition, frankly, we still do not know how to work with women’s connection because we are just starting to enter this system. With men, it is more or less clear. Over the several years during which we have been conducting an “operation” to unite men’s tens, we have gained some experience and we already have quite serious achievements.

But with women, we do not yet know what to do. The main problem is that a woman learns from men because we only teach men internally and women perceive it all through the virtual channel of our connections. So what they do, how they unite, is a question.

For men, direct connection between friends is necessary when they work together in the ten, and study and disseminate together, etc.

For women, I believe that only education and dissemination is more acceptable. A group association so far does not play any role for them, and, conversely, it can interfere with them.

Question: Are workshops suitable for women as a means of connection?

Answer: Anything but a ten. We see that there are such negative forces that a woman in our world cannot yet overcome. It is quite possible that over time she will succeed because our world is moving toward greater disintegration, destruction, and the emergence of negative properties. And this will have to be somehow restored.

Question: Is it more difficult for a woman to unite because her egoism is greater?

Answer: She has a different form of egoism. It is aimed at oneself, family, children, and so on. Therefore, it is very difficult for her to feel another woman as close to herself. Between women are such partitions that they cannot destroy. And for men, this is practically nonexistent.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/11/19

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Study In Kabbalah

Laitman_524.01Question: A ten is a mini-model of society. Instead of working with all of humanity, which, in principle, is not yet possible, did the Kabbalists take, like a hologram, the most minimal cell in which it is possible to implement the method?

Answer: That is absolutely right.

Comment: Kabbalists say that two people are also minimal for a society.

My Response: In principle, for lack of anything else, there can be two. After all, then a person begins to feel the difference between himself and the other: Who is “I” and who is “he?” But in fact, you can only achieve the altruistic quality of bestowal quickly and correctly if you are in the ten.

Question: There are many things written about the ten in the Kabbalistic sources. Kabbalists have always been studying in such a way. Was there no learning for two people?

Answer: This was at the beginning of the foundation and development of Kabbalah. However, in those days there were special souls and special conditions.

Question: Is it possible today for a Kabbalist teacher to teach just one person? Do we teach privately?

Answer: There can be private teachers. When my friend and I came to Rabash he gave us his disciple as a teacher, a man of advanced years, and the two of us studied with him for six months.

Question: There were no people who wanted to study Kabbalah back then? Is this possible today?

Answer: No. I do not think that this is even useful. The group is best of all. In Kabbalah, everything is so tied to the connection between friends that other ways of studying are not effective.

Question: What about the initial stage, at least to understand what this is about?

Answer: It is possible. There may be private lessons at that stage. However, that is not movement toward the goal but filling with knowledge.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/20/19

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Concealed Governing Forces

Laitman_524.01Question: Two forces operate in nature: the altruistic force that develops creation and the altruistic force that is responsible for the diversity of nature and our individuality, feelings, and emotions. Does the correct combination between them constitute the correct mutual relationship in a ten?

Answer: Yes. We always sense the contrast between the two forces.

Question: Should we become like the developing, altruistic force?

Answer: But it’s impossible to achieve, perceive, and appreciate it if there is no egoistic force opposite to it. Kabbalah doesn’t talk about eradicating anything in nature; it talks only about reaching balance.

Question: So it follows that these two forces are concealed from us?

Answer: Even the spiritual egoistic force is concealed from us, not to mention the altruistic one, which is in absolute concealment. Existing at the animalistic level of our world, we perceive the egoistic force a little bit, we see what it is. But still, this is not the spiritual egoistic force.

Question: How can we work in a ten if these two forces, the altruistic and the spiritual egoistic, are concealed? What does our work consist of?

Answer: These forces are concealed, but we have an opportunity to come closer to the friends, to study Kabbalah with them, to try to change our state in relation to each other, and to mutually support each other. Ultimately, we will start examining the forces that draw us closer or repel us from each other.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/20/19

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The Theater Right In Front Of You

laitman_939.02Question: Usually I love in a person what I love in myself, and hate what I hate in myself. But I do not want conflicts with other people because I have not yet corrected myself.

Recently, I went to a play in a theatre and I had a question: Is it possible to empathize with some kind of drama on stage or in life, and thus learn to avoid conflicts and start loving other people more?

Answer: You have a great opportunity—work in a group. Play various theatrical productions of love and hate there. Try to strive for unification, for love, all the time. Then you will feel how your nature reveals mutual hatred, rejection from each other, to you.

Thus, you will always be in the right combination of love and hatred. And everything will be great. You can literally work it out in life. We are given a ten precisely for that.

There is thus no reason to go to the theater. The theater is right in front of you.
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