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His Name Is the Light That Fills Creation

597.01“He is one” means the light of Ein Sof. “His name is one” means the desire to enjoy included there without any change whatsoever. Understand what our sages implied, that “His name” is desire in Gematria, meaning the “desire to enjoy” (Baal HaSulam. Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES). Vol. 1. Part 1. Inner Observation).

His name is the light that comes from the Creator and fills the creation. According to how a person feels what he receives, he calls it the name of the Creator. That is, the name is what the Creator wants the creation to feel within itself.

Every time the desire must bring itself to correspondence with His name. In this way, we get to know the Creator from different directions because He is manifested in different forms. The desire is also manifested in different ways so that we become acquainted from all sides with the one who carries this desire.

Question: This desire grows with yearning and longing in a person and causes the revelation of Reshimot. When we come to the ten, are the Reshimot revealed there as well?

Answer: Yes, it is something similar to that.

Question: What should I pay attention to during the connection?

Answer: Pay attention to what extent our hearts are impressed by our coming closer together.
From the 2nd part of  the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/12/23, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Study of the Ten Sefirot(TES)”

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Attaining the True Essence of the Creator

961.2It is all one, for He and His name are one, as it is written, “That they may know that You alone, Your name is ‘the Lord’” (Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book of Zohar,” “Two Points“).

This is about the fact that even through opposing qualities, egoistic ones that are seemingly unpleasant, the uniqueness of the Creator and His greatness is still attained.

Question: What does “He and His name are one” mean?

Answer: He is the Creator, and His name is His manifestation in all creations. Everything we see is merely a manifestation of the Creator within us.

Ultimately, through everything that exists within us, no matter how negative and opposing our qualities may be, we attain the Creator and reveal that His manifestation is an expression of love and bestowal.

Question: In the end, all of humanity and each one of us in every moment in time—in the past, in the future, and in all the states that humanity has gone through—will discover that even in His most negative actions, there was a manifestation of love and bestowal?

Answer: Absolutely! Complete, singular, and unified! And what seemed negative to us was because our qualities were opposite to His.
From KabTV’s “Introduction of The Book of Zohar” 8/6/23

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Why Say “Creator” Instead of “God”?

237Comment: Ruslan asks: “Why do you not say as it is: ‘God’? You say ‘upper force,’ ‘Creator,’ or ‘nature,’ and not as they write everywhere else.”

My Response: I do not want to confuse people with what they have already heard before! “God, God!” What is God anyway?

Question: But still they say “God,” and you say “Creator.” What do you mean by “the Creator”?

Answer: The Creator is the one who creates, makes, constructs, and makes us and everything within us every minute. God, however, is some kind of force that fills the void around us.

Question: So are you worried that a person will perceive not what you want him to perceive when you say “God”?

Answer: God and the Creator do not evoke the same feelings in a person.

Question: What feelings do you want to evoke in a person when you say “Creator”?

Answer: It is a wise force that takes me by the hand like a little boy and leads me forward.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/22/23

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931.01Question: One of the biggest celebrations for Jews is the holiday of Shavuot when the people received the Torah at Mount Sinai.

In general, it is a great event for the world because it can be said that everything began with this. How do you define this celebration for the world?

Answer: For the world I cannot define it in any way because the world does not know anything about it, has not taken it, and does not take any part in it to this day. People of Israel, also, I would not say that they especially celebrate this holiday. It is just a celebration of the giving of the Torah.

But receiving the Torah is a completely different matter. It comes individually to everyone when each one, if they understand what it is, agrees to take upon themselves the instructions and the advice that the Torah gives to a person. Then, indeed, a person gradually begins to organize an inner understanding of what the Torah is and what it gives him. And then he can celebrate it.

Comment: It turns out that I was wrong when I said “receiving.” You corrected me. It is the giving of the Torah. Receiving is a whole process that will continue.

My Response: This is from below up. The giving is from the top down. Meaning, giving is something that the Creator does, so to say. And receiving is what I have to come to, to get it.

Question: Then tell me how to do it. I know the sources say that the people stood as one man with one heart, this was their state, and at that moment they received the instruction of life, so to say.

Do we have to get to this state in order to start revealing something?

Answer: Of course. All this is said not about the past, but about the future.

Question: Can today’s shattered, scattered world not even imagine what is there at all?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Your constant phrase that we should come to these good ties, to connect with each other, is this precisely so that we can begin this process of receiving the Torah, by and large?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What will we get then? The set of laws is clear to me.

Answer: This is not just a set of laws. We will get a completely new attitude toward relationships between people and the relationship of each person toward the world. This is love. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Everything that is placed there consists only of this.

Comment: It turns out that you reduce the Torah to one thing practically. You said: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

My Response: Yes. This means coming to a state where we are completely connected by love, care, and mutual complicity with each other, all the people together.

The Torah represents the upper force, the upper light, which, to the extent of our efforts and our diligence to get closer and unite, affects us and helps us to achieve such a state of connection.

All that is required of us is effort and diligence, i.e., striving for it. Then we will be able to attract this upper light, the upper force. And it will correct us and connect us with others, with all the people of the world.

Question: Does it depend on us, on me? Or is my effort a gift from above?

Answer: From above is an offer: if you want, you will get it. But it depends on us to accept it and implement it.

Question: What do you think is the current stage of the Jewish people and the world in this process of receiving the Torah?

Answer: I would say not so far away because we have passed the path of the revelation of evil, which is the extent of our nature being opposite of the nature of the Torah, love, connection, mutual assistance, and so on. That is why we do not have much left to do. We just need to draw a conclusion from what we have gone through and with the revelation of the evil of our nature, take upon ourselves the law of mutual love.

Question: We approach, as they say, this mountain, Mount Sinai.

What is Mount Sinai?

Answer: Mount Sinai, the mountain, this is clear, and “Sinai” is from the word “hate,” a mountain of hate that we must rise above.

Humanity must approach this huge mountain of hatred and rise above it. Then they will be able to connect with each other in one single system, in one single nation, and achieve absolute happiness.

Question: Are you saying the whole of humanity into one nation?

Answer: Yes, because the Torah generally speaks about all the people on Earth.

Question: When you say Torah, does everyone imagine a book?

Answer: No. The Torah is a system of correction of all people, up to their complete connection with each other.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/18/23

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Behind the Veil of Concealment

294.4Question: Many things are hidden from us, i.e., the potential of man himself, our future, divine governance, the governance of nature, etc. Which concealment is the most important for us?

Answer: The general force of nature, which is called the Creator, is hidden from us. It includes everything and draws everything there is in nature, all parts of it (inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human) to some goal.

We would like to find out where our part is, what our fate is, but unfortunately it is not yet possible to reveal this.

We reveal a little from here, a little from there, but, in principle, the more we do it, the more we realize that something very grandiose, general, and integral is hidden from us, and we ourselves are not in it.
From KabTV’s “Preface to The Book of Zohar” 5/21/23

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The Role of the Creator

610.2Question: Everything in the universe has a certain role. What is the role of the force called the Creator?

Answer: The role of the Creator is unequivocal; it is to constantly educate the creation created by Him so that it comes to perfection.

The upper force is everything. It includes the force of desire, will, knowledge, and decision. Everything that exists in nature at all is just the single upper force.

The desire to enjoy is created within it. This single, great force of the field works on the point of the desire that develops under its influence and becomes equal to the force of the field. The desire as if swells to the size of the field, then bursts, collapses into many parts, and then begins to work on itself in order to gather together.

Gradually, it gathers into that single new whole that fits into the same field. The Creator and the creation like two flatbreads stick together and penetrate each other by diffusion.

Although they are different in their original nature, they have come to a state where they are absolutely similar to each other in the quality that now comes from them—the quality of bestowal and love. For the Creator it is primary, for the creation it is secondary, acquired.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. What is the Creator?” 2/21/11

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There Is Only Grief Around, but the Creator Is Good?

284.05Comment: Alexander writes: “Michael Laitman, when you say that the Creator is good and does only good, what do you want from an unfortunate poor person? If there is only grief around him, then the fact that the Creator is good sounds like a mockery of him.

Your house is destroyed, this is good; your loved ones have died, this is good; you are forced to leave everything you have earned, this is good. We have to convince ourselves that all this is for our good, that the Creator is kind and does good, or how should we understand you?”

My Response: It is very simple to understand me. We must try to understand the laws of nature, and try to fulfill them and disseminate them. These are the laws of the Creator.

Comment: There are thousands of questions like this, especially in our time, and you continue to say that nature is connection and good and the Creator is good and does good. These questions multiply in conjunction with what is happening in the world. How can a person renounce what is happening in front of his eyes and in his feelings?

My Response: What he sees before his eyes is done by people, not by the Creator.

The Creator set conditions, and if we had fulfilled them, we would have lived completely differently. Otherwise, what do you do?

Question: These laws of nature, as you say, the Creator, should I know and fulfill them?

Answer: Never mind fulfilling them, but at least know them.

Question: Can you name the main law?

Answer: It is very simple: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Comment: We run into this formula all the time. But it’s not easy. You immediately say that this needs to be achieved.

My Response: You are talking about the law. I gave you the law. If this formula is not easy, what will you do?

Comment: So you are saying that we all need to know about this, all of humanity does.

My Response: Yes. The whole world is built on it. If you act in this way, you will be closer to the Creator and to fulfilling His law, the global law of all nature. What’s next? See for yourself.

Question: So I know that I can’t do it yet, I understand that I can’t, and you call this advancement already?

Answer: Of course!

Question: The fact that I understand that I cannot fulfill this law?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. But you understand that such a law exists, and in the end, ideally, if you followed it, you would be at the degree of the Creator.

Question: And who are you more for, for those who say and even write to us: “I am fulfilling this law” or for those who say: “It is impossible to execute it”?

Answer: Of course, it is impossible to execute.

Question: How can we fulfill it in this case? Do we have to think about it?

Answer: If we gradually connect for the sake of fulfilling this law, then we begin to acquire in ourselves within our connection qualities that begin to feel this law on ourselves, and gradually, gradually we approach it and its fulfillment. That is all.

Question: Are these qualities in us, or are they somehow given to us? You say, “They weren’t in us. There is no love in us.”

Answer: They weren’t in us, absolutely. We attract them. We attract them from above, so to say. From an upper degree.

Question: So there is our degree and there is a higher degree. It is here. Is our task just to reach out to it?

Answer: To draw it to yourself.

Question: Do I have to live with this thought that I want to draw this quality to myself?

Answer: Yes, to live for this.

Question: Is this the goal of life by and large?

Answer: Of course. It is to pull up to the love of one’s neighbor is the meaning of life.

Question: Tell me, will we ever reach a state when a mass of people…?

Answer: We can’t wait, we have to do it on ourselves. Then it will happen.

Question: Then will I stop seeing, let’s say, the way Alexander describes, that everything around is terrible?

Answer: I will see that everything is terrible, but it can all be fixed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/30/23

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294.3In the News (ati): “Interesting Words From Other Languages We Wish Existed In English” “Mamihlapinatapei, Yagan (language of Tierra del Fuego)

“This word is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most succinct word, and is also considered the hardest word to translate. Roughly, it means ‘the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.'”

Question: What is the depth of the word?

Answer: The word is the universe, the word is everything. “In the beginning was the Word.” In general, this word is “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey.

This is the four-letter name of the Creator that explains the four steps through which the upper emanation descends on His creation. And everything else comes from this word.

Question: If you say that everything else comes out from it, then is this word in every word, in every action, in general, in everything?

Answer: In everything! “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey” includes absolutely everything.

Question: What is this magic? What kind of secret is it? What are these four letters that are in everything, in absolutely everything?

Answer: This is the name of the Creator. That is, it includes the four stages of the expansion of the light from the Creator Himself to all creations.

Question: Does the light exist practically, in every word, in every action, and in everything?

Answer: Yes. And this word, the name of the Creator,  includes all the words, practically everything, and everything that happens.

Question: These are four letters. What does the first letter “Yod” – “י” mean?

Answer: Yod” is the source of the light. “Hey” – “ה”is the expansion of the light. “Vav” – “ו” is its descent downward. And the last “”Hey” – “ה” is the clothing of the light in the lower ones that already exist.

Question: It is said that it is forbidden to pronounce the name of the Creator. What is meant by this?

Answer: In principle, you cannot pronounce it in any way. No matter how hard you try. This is because they are letters. And the word itself is not a word. It is just a code. “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey” is a code.

Question: And when it is said that it is forbidden to pronounce the name of the Creator?

Answer: It means that it is forbidden to try to name His action. Because, in principle, it is hidden from a person. So do not try to do it. Forbidden means impossible.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/23/23

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Laws of Advancement

537The Creator is the single law of the universe, of all worlds. The single law is the only one, one, unique, and unified. And all other laws are subordinate to it.

This law is absolute bestowal in complete connection of all parts of the universe, which are tightly connected into one single organism. One! There are no divisions, groupings, nothing. This is the single law. We must come to it according to the following law, which is under it, “the similarity of qualities,” where all parts of creation must be similar to the most important quality, equal to it, and together fulfill this law.

No matter what state you are in, you are obliged to realize in yourself absolute bestowal, absolute connection with everyone, and absolute love. This is what nature rushes us toward.

The next law is the gradual purposeful development to the very final state, that is, full compliance with the quality of bestowal. You are being urged on in accordance with the measure of development that you have to manifest. You are given all the conditions to develop yourself.

If you, by using all these conditions and the means given to us, develop yourself, you move comfortably, well, and quickly.

If you cannot implement these conditions, including everything that is given to you (and it is absolutely clear from above what is given to you, who you are, how you are, absolutely everything is taken into account by this whole closed system in which these conditions are turned on automatically), then you move uncomfortably. Everything depends on the measure of compliance with these conditions.
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The Creator Is the System in Which We Exist

610.2Comment: Your students believe that they are closer to understanding the upper force and closer to the Creator because they are on the path.

My Response: Yes, my students are closer to the Creator than anyone else. The rest of the world is terribly far from the Creator.

Question: But don’t you say that everything around is a manifestation of the Creator?

Answer: It is the entirety of nature! The Creator is a common law of nature, a common force. We are inside Him. If we say “There is none else besides Him,” then you cannot point to one thing.

The Creator is all of nature, including my “I,” except for the awareness that separates me from Him and which I must also connect with Him. This is our movement toward nature.

In principle, what are we created for? What is the current crisis? It is in order to connect our consciousness and our understanding with this very nature. Only in this we are different from it and, by identifying ourselves with it, we bring ourselves into full equivalence, into full integration, with the entire system.

This integration is called the complete correction of a person. This is what we have to come to. The current crisis shows us the reference points in which we have not yet reached integration.

The Creator is everything. This is the system in which we exist.
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