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There Is No Empty Place In Nature

746.01The whole difference in how much we feel or do not feel the Creator is determined by how much we appreciate Him. Unlike the corporeal world, in the spiritual world there are no distances. The more important the Creator is to me, the closer He is to me. If I disrespect Him and do not want to come closer to Him in my qualities, then I do not see Him.

It turns out that to bring the most high closer or to come closer to Him, I need to change my qualities according to His qualities and begin to appreciate Him.

Yet how can I appreciate the greatness of the Creator if I cannot see Him? In nature, there are many concealed forces that we do not perceive with simple senses, but only through various devices. All modern science works in this way, by revealing phenomena that are invisible to the naked eye. They can be revealed only with the help of special devices or complex calculations.

If we discovered the world only through our natural senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch—we would have remained animals. The human degree is special because we are able to discover phenomena in nature that cannot be revealed with our five senses.

This is why we discover radio waves, gravitational forces, magnetic attraction, and celestial phenomena in the universe. All this is above our sense organs.

The Creator is a force that includes all phenomena, the entire world is located inside Him. We are also inside of Him. When we say that the Creator is far away and we are coming closer to Him, these distances are only relative to attaining Him and not in the sense of distance. The Creator may feel far away or close in our attainment, but we all are inside of Him.

The Creator is the place of the world, the entire world exists inside of Him. Therefore, we only need to develop our senses in order to feel that this space; this reality in which we exist is all the Creator.

Then we will discover that there is no empty place in the world. This air around us and the cosmic vacuum beyond the Earth between the stars is not really emptiness but one continuous field of desire that fills all space, operates in everything, and fills everything. All this is the Creator.

We, who are physically weak and limited, can awaken the Creator and ask Him to reveal such senses in us that will make us equal to Him so that by adhering to Him, we also will fill all reality with our desire. After all, we want to come closer to the desire of the Creator—the desire to bestow. Then our work will end in filling the entire universe with ourselves and will be in adhesion with reality itself, which is the Creator.

This is an amazing prospect, and is worth remembering when we are overwhelmed by small, egoistic calculations.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson5/2/21, “Chasing the Shechina” 

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Delight The Creatures

289The Creator’s desire is to delight the creatures. This desire is spread everywhere in the universe. In the space that the Creator has allocated. He created a space, a place, filled it with Himself, and began to create within Himself creations that were opposite of Him so that each creation would attain Him and become completely like Him, since there is no greater perfection than His personal state.

Question: Is this the only truly analog system that covers absolutely everything?

Answer: Yes. But we do not attain it in an analog way, but in discrete step-by-step rapprochement, all the time breaking it up into many parts.
From KabTV’s “Meetings with Kabbalah” 3/29/19

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The Creator And Consciousness

610.2Question: When we call the upper force the Creator, we are as if personifying it. If the spiritual space is a field of consciousness, can we talk about the subject to whom this consciousness belongs?

Answer: No. There is no subject.

Question: How can consciousness be without a subject, without an “I”?

Answer: Spiritual space spreads everywhere, fills and includes everything. There is nothing else besides it. And we are inside of it. The concept of “subject,” however, implies that you must limit it by some qualities.

The quality of bestowal, on the contrary, means that everything is outside and nothing is limited. Only bestowal. Everything that exists besides Him, is created by Him in order for His creation to attain Him.

Question: How does the process of cognition take place in the spiritual? Or is there no such thing?

Answer: For the Creator?! No. There is nothing there but the quality of bestowal. Therefore, consciousness at this level does not exist. Consciousness always comes from the fact that something is missing.

Comment: If we are talking about the field of information, then this seems clearer to us.

My Response: But this is in regard to us! We feel this field relative to us, and we cannot say anything about it in itself—who, what, and how—only how we perceive Him in our sensations, how He is revealed in relation to us.

Comment: In religion, of course, everything is mixed up. However, Kabbalistic sources also kind of personify the Creator.

My Response: We need to define this concept in some kind of words: He feels, He thinks, He is angry, He rejoices. Everything we say is only in relation to a person in order to tie him to the Creator. Just as you can talk about some machine, device, or equipment, and project your feelings on this object.

Question: Does this personification disappear when we rise spiritually?

Answer: Absolutely. There is nothing left but the field of bestowal. It is infinite, has no gradation! And only we perform spiritual actions in it.
From KabTV’s “Meetings with Kabbalah” 3/29/19

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Understanding The Essence Of The Names Of The Creator

261Question: When we talk about the upper force, we only use one word: the Creator, which is to say the one who creates. Is it possible to understand the essence of all of His names?

Answer: I would not recommend dealing with this now because the names of the Creator are directly related to the degrees of a person’s attainment. It is because the soul, by ascending through the levels of the spiritual world, receives different names, definitions, and codes in each one of them.

It is similar to someone serving in the army and receives ranks: sergeant, lieutenant, colonel, major, general, etc., and each one of the levels indicate the advancement of the person. Here too, the person calls the Creator by different names according to the levels of his attainment. It is no more than that.

Revealing the Creator and giving Him different names—the good who does good, cruel, stubborn, helpful—you indicate His properties that you reveal.

And in Him, all of His properties are in one simple form: only in order to raise and delight the creatures. But you reveal them one by one and you call Him by different names. Thus, these are not names of the Creator but how a person feels the Creator. It is just like when a child calls his mother a bad mother because she scolded him today for some offense he committed. But is she really bad?

So, we cannot attribute these words, names, and appellations to the Creator Himself but only to what a person feels as a result of his still yet uncorrected state. When we attain the Creator completely, then He will be only the good that does good.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19

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Name—The Level Of Attainment Of The Creator

630.1Baal HaSulam writes in his article “Four Worlds“: That is, each name is discerned as giving and receiving, for there is no thought or perception in His essence whatsoever, but rather in influences that come to us from Him.

So the whole creation is the revelation of the action of the Creator, the names of the Creator. A person who follows what happens and connects it with the root, dedicates a name to the Creator. This means that the name is what a person receives when he explores and attains the giver.

Question: What does it mean to follow what happens?

Answer: When we see all the actions of the Creator that descend upon us, we can more or less understand what happens in our individual feelings, and we give Him names based on that. This means that we give Him only personal, subjective names. It is like a small child who suddenly cries out: “Mommy is bad” when she yells at him because of something he has done. We are the same.

Question: What is the difference between a created being that has no name and created beings that have names?

Answer: Created beings that have names are desires that have already attained a resemblance with the Creator to a certain degree and so they have names of their own. A name indicates the level of attainment of the Creator that the created being is on.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19

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The Commandment: “I Am The Lord, Your God”

610.2Question: The first commandment says: “I am the Lord, your God, Who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Who is God? What is it?

Answer: It is the highest, intelligent, omnipotent, eternal, perfect force of nature.

We attribute it only to the nature of our world because we do not see more. In fact, it fills everything, includes the entire program of creation: the beginning, its goal, its realization, and its end.

All this together is called the Creator, and only in relation to us.

We cannot talk about the Creator, about God, about the upper force, that He is omnipotent, eternal, or give Him whatever epithets we want. They need to be played out, discussed, why they are exactly so and not different, why there are so many of them.

Therefore, without paying attention to these names, we can talk about Him, but only in relation to ourselves, as the great souls, the Kabbalists, knew Him and told us about Him.

Question: As the consequence of the commandment “I am the Lord your God,” the act of Creation: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” takes place. What is the connection between them?

Answer: The manifestation of the Creator from above downward in relation to us in the act of Creation is the manifestation of the light from the world of infinity, which builds itself a vessel. This vessel is the original creation.

It is still far from the creation that should eventually be created because it is like a drop of seed and it is not clear whether something will develop from it or not. But it has almost everything in it, except matter. Therefore, it must be, so to speak, stuffed with everything necessary.

But all the information, absolutely all His properties, everything that is called “He Himself” is in this vessel.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #10

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Why Does The Creator Have Many Names?

583.01Question: If the Creator is one, unique, and distinctive, then why does He have so many names?

Answer: According to the way in which a person perceives the Creator, he gives Him names. And when he attains Him in his true form, then the name disappears completely and only a four-letter symbol remains, which speaks about the way in which we perceive Him in our feelings.

In other words, there is a root, or zero, discernment along with discernments 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Other than the root, each of them is one name of the Creator, meaning a revelation of the Creator within us. The root is the attribute of bestowal, which comes from the Creator, and then this enters our desire.

Question: Even when I feel that the Creator is cruel and I say that about Him, is this also a name for the Creator?

Answer: Yes, everything that you feel is a name of the Creator. Moreover, even what you are feeling now in your everyday life is the Creator and His revelation within your desires. Which is to say, even now “There is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35).

A question arises: How is it possible to imagine the Creator apart from what is happening around us on the level of the still, vegetative, and animate of the world? It is a revelation of His attributes in relation to us. If we absorb all of this within ourselves correctly, then we will attain only a single root of bestowal.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/27/19

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Why Is The Creator Jealous Of Us

239Comment: “From what I hear from Michael Laitman, the Creator wants us to love Him. Not each other, no, but Him. This is just an excuse: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In fact, the Creator wants us to love Him. What kind of jealous Creator does Laitman have? ”

My Response: It is said that He is jealous, cruel in His jealousy. The Creator is jealous of everything that is not directed at Him. The fulfillment that comes to a person from the Creator is incomparable with anything. And if a person is distracted from this, then, of course, the Creator here expresses His jealousy.

Question: So the Creator tells us: “You have no idea how much I have prepared for you, and you are wasting your love …” So, He seems to be saying that earthly love does not exist?

Answer: It is only given to us in order to come to an unearthly love.

Question: And in order to turn us to Him, He gives us all kinds of suffering, pain, and so on?

Answer: He does not give that to us, He just shows us His love, which we reject. And we feel this love, rejected by us, as suffering. And that’s all.

Question: So only love comes from Him?

Answer: Yes. And if you reject it, you turn it into suffering.

Question: What to do? What does He call us to? We do not see Him, we do not know Him, and we do not feel Him.

Answer: It doesn’t matter. You are given the opportunity to position yourself as needed in relation to Him. There is nothing else in nature.

Question: But is it necessary or not necessary to fulfill the earthly feelings first?

Answer: They should help us to get closer to the connection between ourselves, and to organize this connection between ourselves as much as possible in the quality of bestowal and love.

Question: Is this the desire of the upper one?

Answer: Yes.

Question: And then He will stop being jealous?

Answer: There is no jealousy, this is a completely different level—the level of absolute love.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 1/18/21

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Does The Creator Have An Image?

251Question: I don’t understand your interpretation of the Creator. You call Him nature. Doesn’t this term contradict what the Torah refers to? After all, the Torah reveals the Creator’s nature as a personality, as an image.

Answer: Not at all. If you see things this way you will reach idolatry.

The Creator has no image. It is the power of love and bestowal, which fills all of creation. Above that there is the power called Atzmuto, which symbolizes the fact that it is above any connection to the created beings and so we cannot call it by any name.

All the adjectives that refer to Him, (terrible, awful, etc.) all stem from our perception, just as a small child calls his father or mother bad, but they actually show their attitude toward him this way in order to invoke the right reactions and actions in him by that, and this is how they try to stabilize him. But the parents actually don’t have any such attributes.

Question: What does it mean when we say that the Creator is nature?

Answer: Nature is everything we are in. One of the Creator’s names is God. In numerology the word “God” equals the word “nature.” There are many references to this in Kabbalah books.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/16/18

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Is There Pride In The Creator?

570Question: Is there any pride in the Creator?

Answer: The Creator does not have properties inherent to human beings because He has no desire to receive. He specifically created pride, envy, and hatred in us so that we could correctly realize the desire to receive. This is the correction.

Question: So, is pride a normal state?

Answer: This is a very good property, if used correctly. The most important thing is the goal, which determines the means. Pride, envy, and shame are all means. That is what it says: “His heart will be proud on the path to the Creator.”

In other words, I can be proud of the fact that the higher system chose me in order to pull others along with me.
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