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No Thought Of Himself

222Question: Our sources say that the Creator has no thought of Himself. How can we understand this?

Answer: This means that the Creator has no idea that He is doing good to others, only good without any control, without any recompense for Himself.

Question: If we imagine the Creator as nature, then we can somewhat understand. Nature has no thought about itself, it is only radiating, developing, the entire creation. But those who attained the Creator describe it in such language as if the Creator is also selfish: He wants us to work for Him. Why?

Answer: Relative to us, the Creator is like a parent in relation to a child. It also seems to a child that his parents are great egoists, but they think only about his welfare.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/14/21

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What Is The Creator Thinking About?

293Comment: Kabbalists write that the Creator has no thought of Himself. That is, the Creator is a force that does not even think whether He exists or not. This is somehow strange.

Answer: It is strange for us. The Creator is simply another force of nature opposite to us. Just like every moment we think only of ourselves, there is a force opposite to us, the Creator, who never thinks of Himself in any way. He thinks about things other than Himself.

Question: Is there something else beside us?

Answer: In general, yes.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 11/16/21

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Where Is God?

294.3Where is God? Wherever He is allowed in. (Menachem Mendel of Kotzk)

This is true.

Question: Do we not let Him in?

Answer: We reject Him, we distance Him from ourselves. Therefore we remain inside the meager physical laws.

But if we start trying to bring the Creator—the quality of bestowal, love, closeness, and unity—into our world, if we allow these forces to work on us, then we truly reveal Him.

Question: What does revealing Him mean? Can I hear, see, or feel Him?

Answer: Within yourself. I feel myself acting according to the laws of universal connection and love.

Question: Does this mean that I reveal the Creator?

Answer: Yes.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 10/4/21

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Two Degrees: Creator And Creation

219.01Kabbalah says that if something has arisen, it is from some preliminary state when nothing has happened yet. This state is the initial one for everything that exists.

We can only say that there was an upper force from which everything then happened. This we can consider now.

In Kabbalah, the upper force is considered a quality of absolute bestowal. When we consider the actions of the Creator in relation to the creations, we come to the conclusion that He is absolutely kind and does only good. All His care, all His actions, are aimed at creating creations like Himself.

The Creator created the creation “out of nothing” because it was His desire.

The material of creation is the desire to receive. There is no such desire in the Creator Himself. By His desire to bestow, by His intention to create, He created the desire to receive, because that was what He lacked. But since He Himself does not have such a desire, it is therefore called “existence out of absence.” So the desire to receive arose from the Creator’s desire to bestow.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 10/19/21

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The Thought Of Creating The Creation

261Question: How can the creation of creation, meaning the desire to receive, be connected with the human soul? After all, the Creator created a huge soul, that is, a huge desire.

Answer: The Creator created the desire to receive, which He wants to fill, and this is the purpose of creation. But this is not one action of the Creator because the desire to fill consists of the desire to fill with Himself. It means to raise creation to His own degree, to the degree of the Creator.

How is it possible for creation to exist outside of the Creator as an independent object and at the same time be similar, equal, equivalent to the Creator? This is where the misunderstanding arises about what the Creator did.

The Creator created the desire to receive out of His desire to bestow. All its action is to give this desire the opportunity to become the opposite of itself, and then come to equivalence with the Creator, the desire to bestow. This is everything that we go through in our world.

All our properties, everything that happens to us, is aimed at how to transform the desire to receive, created in us by the Creator, into the quality of bestowal. Existing as separate creatures, we must try to make ourselves similar to the Creator through our own desire, effort, and after making sure that this is impossible, we ask the Creator to help us do it.

To come to a request to the Creator, so that instead of the desire to receive in which He created us, we would be in the desire to give and become like Him; that is all we have to do in this world.

And the Creator will answer our requests, and so we will move forward. Only this is the work of a person, one’s efforts, one’s ability to do something.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 10/19/21

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The Creator Does Not Change His Plans

232.06If the world is in such a critical state, then why would the Creator not ignite a burning interest in the science of Kabbalah in large masses of people to push the world to correction?

The fact is that the Creator organizes the world according to the large egoism that we need to correct. He does not choose desires and does not force them. The system that He created at the beginning of creation; all its conditions unfold and are realized in the course of the entire history.

The Creator is not going to revise and change the action of creation in the middle of the process, and He will not compromise. We are inside the system and we must determine through our own efforts which forces in it should be greater and which should be less, and how to use these forces to bring us to the right connection.

We are not canceling any forces. Everything remains: both evil forces and large egoism. Nothing is destroyed, as we would like. One exists against the other and it is only necessary to increase the power of bestowal relative to the power of reception, the power of good relative to the power of evil. Only in this form will we achieve a balance between these two systems.

And when they gradually come to balance, then between these two, within their correct combination, we will reveal the force of the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/19/21, Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati #26 “One’s Future Depends and Is Tied to Gratitude for the Past”

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Multiple Forces Or One?

533.02Comment: In his article “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Baal HaSulam writes about the order of cause and effect in the descent of the upper forces. We talk about multiple forces although we always say that there is only one force and that “There is none else besides Him.”

My Response: The Creator is the single positive force that shattered into many other forces. They are sometimes called angels and sometimes forces. In general, they have many names, but they are merely forces of the Creator.

“There is none else besides Him” means that even if you see forces that oppose Him, forces that seemingly harm the Creator and negate His uniqueness, His benevolent providence, it is only because He wants it and does it on purpose.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 8/18/19

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When A Higher Power Puts On Matter

744Question: You said that the Creator is just a force without matter, and we must somehow create matter for it ourselves. What are these laws that will manifest there?

Answer: Power without matter is the Creator. When this force is clothed in matter, in desire, according to the law of similarity, then it becomes, as it were, material. Although this is not matter, but simply a person’s desire that becomes similar to the property of bestowal. Therefore, Adam consists of these two properties, the desire to receive, which creates out of himself the external form of the desire to bestow.

Adam and Eve are two forces that, by thus interacting with each other, make up the system called Adam. Adam has two parts. The feminine part is included in him as matter, and he shapes this matter under the likeness of the Creator. That is why it is called Adam, which means “like the Creator.” This must be achieved by each of us.
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The Creator Is The General, Integral Force

522.01Question: According to what you say, the Creator does not exist. If so, to whom are we raising MAN?

Answer: I mean that the Creator people believe in does not exist. The Creator is the common force of nature that urges us to unite. This is its sole purpose.

So, the correct definition of the Creator is that it is the general, integral force within which everything exists. The wisdom of Kabbalah says that this force initially shattered everything that was created, and now the creation gradually yearns to come together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Every particle must take its rightful place in relation to others, and in their mutual integration they will discover the higher force more and more. Therefore, if I say that the Creator does not exist, I mean: do not try to find Him in anything else but the force of connection. He does not do anything else and there is no need to hope for anything else.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/7/19

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Does The Upper Force Need Us?

292Question: Does the upper governing force need us?

Answer: The upper governing force needs us, because in this way we feel its attitude to us. It wants us to become similar to it from the opposite to it, as it created us, to become as it wants to see us. – as she wants to see us, from the opposite of it – as it created us.

By transforming ourselves into the ones similar to it, we begin to reveal this force, understand it, draw closer to it, and literally adhere to it.

Question: Does it receive something from this?

Answer: No, it does not need it at all. Everything is done only for our sake because the upper force is absolute goodness.

Question: Who does this power come from? Is there anybody behind it?

Answer: There is a root that is not attained, but its actions are attained; the science of Kabbalah speaks about it. It teaches us to attain the actions of the Creator, but not the Creator Himself.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 7/19/2021

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