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My Thoughts On Twitter 7/16/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The will to bestow can be attained only by a plea to the Creator. Or even by a plea for a plea for the will to bestow, by feeling a need. Without sensing a desire for bestowal, one is in an unconscious state. Only a plea brings one to a conscious need to bestow.

Spiritual advancement requires the Creator to be great in one’s eyes.
It is important to attain even a small aspiration “for the Creator’s sake” when in a great descent…
From Twitter, 7/16/19

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All the defects that we feel elicit their own corrections. Every good phenomenon is always a product of an evil one that preceded it. The correlation between them is not measured by our states, but by their common aim.
Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”

The Creator elicits our attention to Him, and the right reaction lies in the common prayer when we turn to him together. Without seeking to sort out our differences, together we turn to the Force, the Root Cause, from which all of this stems. This is called “prayer of the public.”

Problems are empty space that we want to discover as being filled by the Creator. Thus He presents us with such an opportunity. This means the problem lies in correctly responding to His summons, when He evokes egoism in each of us and friction between us.

“We support the destruction of the State of Israel,” stated British socialist activist Gerry Downing on TV.
“Because it is a racist and genocidal endeavor that cannot be reformed. Israel’s laws are like apartheid South Africa’s laws. A single State of Palestine is the solution.”

-The Creator’s quality is bestowal, love. Is being the Creator’s slave a state of freedom or not?
-When you are in it, of course it is. Because you have chosen this state for yourself. You chose it yourself.

#Humanity became global, but it’s unable to integrate this format with its narrow egoism. This is the cause for degradation of all activity by people and countries, inability to acknowledge and solve problems. After all, global issues cannot be solved in a narrow nationalistic way.
From Twitter, 7/15/19

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Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Suffering is the manifestation of the coercive force of nature, which expresses egoism’s evil and thus compels us to distance from it and shift to the aspiration to bestowal. Egoism itself pushes a person out of it! By being aware of this, one can aspire to it on one’s own to come out of it faster!

In every friend that the Creator has gathered in the group, there is a spark of love for the neighbor from Adam. If theses sparks are gathered, they will make a fire of love, in which all their transgressions will burn—and the Creator will be revealed in the fire of love.
It is necessary to attain this great fire…

The most important thing is unity of friends.
It brings about emancipation from all obstacles and problems.
Unity eliminates all problems, everything becomes immersed in tranquility and fortune.
True unity corrects everything!
Maor ve Shemesh, Dvarim

A prayer, a request, comes from a person, but the Creator’s help will be received by those who need it.
This is the mercy of the Creator: He helps the one who asks to correctly direct his prayer.
To ask correctly is to ask without an answer, to ask for others, to receive strength to bestow, from oneself!

Zohar: “I dwell among My people. When judgement passes over the world, man shall not separate from society. When separated, even a righteous man succumbs to judgement first. Do not separate from society for the Creator’s mercy is always upon His people, as written, ‘I am always inside My people.'”

Development of souls manifests not through personal growth,
but out of uniting with other souls
That is how spiritual desire and fulfillment grows.
And this is advancement.
The force of advancement is the common request for increasingly greater unity of everyone as one whole
…to create a place for the Creator’s revelation.

It’s not the Creator that appears and fulfills me,
but I am fulfilled by the aspiration to Him.
It’s not the Creator that manifests His image in me,
but I build His likeness inside me.

I am my spiritual progress forward. Nothing else counts. My “I” is egoistic, built against unity, and that means against the Creator. But I care only about my forceful aspiration to unite in the group with the Creator.

Kabbalah is built on the transformation of man. Not something outside of me or my environment, nor the change in people’s attitudes. Just as I do not ask to change my health, destiny, I only ask that He changes my egoism—only this …!

We need the Creator not in order for Him to make peace among us. He elicits strife so we would call on Him and force Him to be revealed between us. When we reach peace, this is an indication that the Creator has been revealed.
And if friction still exists, it means we have not sufficiently revealed Him among us.

The problem of feeling the spiritual world, in which we exist even now, is a problem of its perception.
We exist in it now too, but its nature is imperceptible to us due to its disparity of form with us.
It’s enough for egoism to wish to feel above itself, and we will feel what we did not notice before.

Problems are the empty space between us, which we strive to fill with all sorts of earthly achievements, but unknown to ourselves, we want to discover this emptiness filled by the Creator. All other actions are only in order to find this solution by way of trial and error.

The Creator causes enmity between us, by igniting in us attention to Himself. The proper way to react is to turn to Him together. Without engaging in any disagreements between us, we get together and appeal to the Force that separates us, with gratitude and a request to unify and make us equivalent to It.

The Upper Force always relates to everyone and to no one in particular.
When there are tensions in the group, it is necessary to understand that we are being “played” and if we come together, we will get advanced further.
If everyone succumbs to their own problems, we will return to animal life …

Suffering is a manifestation of the compelling force of nature, which demonstrates how evil selfishness is, and thus compels us to distance ourselves from it and to switch to striving for bestowal. Egoism pushes a person out of himself! Once you become aware of it, you can start yearning to get out of it faster!

All suffering is a demonstration of what ails us—selfishness, which we need to reform. The only problem is to be able to recognize it. And afterwards, the Upper Light takes care of i—by creating in us a yearning for good connections.
Therefore, do understand that all suffering is the symptoms of the disease—and get well!

In the measure of our growth, nature demands an increasingly sensible attitude to it and society, to the extent of “Love others as yourself.” Further on, we have to acknowledge that nature will pressure us until we agree to accept the premise on which its system exists ….
—to become one whole—completely interconnected.

Liberalism has come to an end with economic growth. It can no longer exist by virtue of capitalists’ funds, due to its sizable pressure on governments. Liberals thought they could improve the world, opening up immigration and multiculturalism.
But without correcting egoism, this leads to demise!
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Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

From all the descents and ascents, a person must understand that they have no end and only he can put an end to them, by turning to the Creator with a genuine plea to receive the will to bestow.

If in ascent, one justifies the descent, which now gives him greater recognition of the ascent and greater gratitude to the Creator, then one defines the states only by the opportunity and extent of thanking the Creator.

The Creator gives all the states, and a person must determine his attitude to them. And he shouldn’t worry about being in a low state, but only about how much he aspires, precisely thanks to this state, to the Creator, to the Creator’s help.

In any state, if a person thinks that he is on the path to the spiritual goal—then it is so. At least because he recognizes that “There is none else besides Him” in his state as well. But he can add greater yearning to it—and be more grateful…

In reality, the whole world exists in a perfect state. Only in relation to us does it manifest itself as flawed in our senses, to the extent of our corruptness.
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To avoid descents, one must create them on one’s own in any state, by asking the Creator to come closer to Him—that is, by asking to advance toward the goal. And if one doesn’t ask for it ahead of time, he receives a descent so he will wish for that and ask to come closer.

One should compare the states of suffering and pleasure—and be grateful for redemption from suffering. And it doesn’t matter how much he receives—what matters is how much he appreciates what he receives from the Creator. To this degree, the sensation of what he receives grows, along with one’s closeness to the Creator.

The feeling that one doesn’t advance and even regresses is given by the Creator deliberately so one will feel suffering, lack of adhesion with the Creator. A person thereby creates a Kli inside of him for adhesion—the desire to fulfill the Creator.

Josephus Flavius: There’s no point in fighting with the Jews—they will kill one another anyway!
Indeed, if our enemies left us alone, this is what would happen in Israeli society. It’s what happened during the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples. By directing all our forces at the internal war, we would quickly destroy ourselves!

The Creator operates on a person from outside, through the world, and through inside, through one’s inner nature. We are between two forces in order to reach correction, perception of the Creator’s governance as perfect. Until we balance the Creator’s inner and external forces.

I see around me a reflection of myself, my faults.
I see all of reality and the connections between its parts, as imperfect—this shows how uncorrected I am.
All of reality is perfect. Only man requires correction.
But man can be corrected only through his environment.

We mustn’t correct anything in reality except our perception of it.
We see the world according to our own qualities.
Hence we have to correct our view of creation.
Creation itself, which appears before us, is absolutely perfect.
#Peace in the world is the perfection that we must attain.
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Only by feeling, while in descents, what an egoistic brute he is, completely ruled by his egoism, can a person appreciate being redeemed from egoism by the Creator, and understand how to ask the Creator for his soul’s salvation so he won’t be submerged into egoism any longer—so the Creator will grant him complete redemption.

Until one attains the Creator’s revelation, his exertion in this increases the Creator’s concealment, with the aim of eliciting additional efforts in the person, required to reach the full measure of efforts necessary for revelation.

By working on himself, a person reaches the feeling of emptiness—a consequence of the Creator coming closer to him. Emptiness is the sensation of the difference between the qualities of man and the Creator. One can fill this sensation of emptiness only with the Creator’s greatness above reason—and that’s what he must ask of the Creator!

If we don’t increase love, it will disappear, like any natural phenomenon.
Repeating causes the pleasure to be reduced.
Thus we must constantly increase our desire for one another.
Then love can go on forever.
Hence the most important thing is to know how to constantly renew the desire.
That’s what Kabbalah is about.

We have to be fulfilled by our prayer. When asking from the Creator, we do not expect to receive anything. The plea to Him will in itself be the fulfillment. In our request to the Creator, we want to saddle our egoism (screen and Ohr Hozer – OH).
In OH I feel the image of the Creator that I’ve built. Since the Creator Himself is unattainable.

If I receive fulfillment from the one I love, then love quickly disappears and can degenerate to hate. Love means that I constantly develop a yearning for my beloved. Then I can be fulfilled by them forever. This yearning is called Reflected Light.
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After many attempts to come out of egoism, a person comes to a clear conclusion (Be Toch HaDaat) that only the Creator can help. This is solid knowledge. And he mustn’t believe in this, the way religious people do…
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As long as a person isn’t sure that by himself, he won’t be able to attain the quality of bestowal, he won’t be able to ask the Creator for this. Hence he must do everything to attain the quality of bestowal on his own.
Only the numerous disappointments of one’s attempts will create a demand to the Creator to receive the quality of bestowal.

A person is the only creation. Everything around him is attributed to the Creator. By asking for others, one asks for the Creator’s revelation. Hence one should ask only for others. Create an inner fence that checks and opens only thoughts of bestowal to others and the Creator.

A plea to the Creator takes place in the heart—in the desire, which a person wishes to change from reception to bestowal. Since this is against nature, only the Creator Himself can perform such a change. Therefore a person’s entreaty to the Creator solves everything.

Zohar. Hukat 78: The light above may be evoked only by the right request. Everyone turns to the Creator, but few are able to reach the Creator with their plea. That is because the Creator accepts only genuine requests.
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Keep yourself in check: to what extent you are superior to others. That is what your ego reflects to you. Hence, it is time to walk above that (above reason). But strive to see their superiority in reality (within reason). As a result, you will attain all that is in them.

There are two conditions for attaining the greatness of the Creator:
– gain the greatness of the Creator from the environment, which means you need to feel lesser than all of them.
– that the environment be as great as possible, which means you have to exalt them in your eyes.
(Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”)
#Zohar
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Don’t wait for the Creator to invite you to begin the spiritual work. You always have to be the one to begin! Therefore, begin right now: “If I am not for myself, then who is for me?” The Creator has already done His part—by eliciting a thought about this in you!

One can check the states on the spiritual path by how much the ascents and descents, if it is “for the Creator’s sake,” do not affect one’s spiritual work, as if one is constantly in adhesion with the Creator. Otherwise one must ask for correction.

With democracy, egoism pushes minorities to demand equal rights.
Afterwards, they dictate their will to the majority.
Society, to avoid being accused of racism, etc., concedes.
The minority’s selfishness begins to stifle society with its demands.
In this state, society does not know what to do.
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