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My Thoughts On Twitter 11/12/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

At first it seems like the mind will show the right way to spiritual work. But the way of reason is ego wandering in desires (matter, like a donkey, Hamor, Homer, wanders in a field). Reason serves desires, helping attain what they want. Hence Kabbalah shows the way above reason.

On the spiritual path one finds himself lost in the field of work. Where is he? What’s required of him?
If he reveals that the way to the goal is greater unity with friends in the group, then he’s on the right path if he turns to the Creator for help through connection with friends.

Nationalism isn’t racism. It can consolidate a society or nation, and not necessarily against someone else. Decline of nationalism causes a nation to be divided in other ways. Thus, “democracy” is obsessed with valuing and dividing by color and origin, emphasizing “pluralism…”

… and in it you’ll find the way to Me.” The field of our connection is the soul. Its filling is the Creator.

One feels that he strayed from the path, seeing broken desires preventing connection with friends, and he calls out to the Creator. Searching in the field, he finds the Creator, who tells him, “Ask friends for help to find the thread of connection with them ….

The drive for a long, active life is the new religion.
Erasing all irrational things from life and ensuring the longest lifespan is now life’s purpose.
Health is most important, rather than fulfillment by purpose beyond the bounds of bodily existence.
Turn off our brains & work out!

The so-called “democratic” (power by the people) nations give people freedom, but by allowing free movement of capital, they make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Egoism and the upper class’s power are once again leading to the demise of countries!
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The right work is when I awaken the Creator to connection (although underneath He is always first). If I reveal the path of light, it changes the world.
If I don’t awaken the Creator, He awakens me: light that would have shone and filled me, now acts as darkness, the opposite side.

Mutual guarantee is my insurance policy, guaranteeing that I’ll continue the spiritual path if I care for others, forgetting myself. Only the condition of constantly caring about bringing the group and world to the Creator, instead of myself (Arvut) guarantees spiritual progress.

Those not doing spiritual work suffer from revelation of ego, evil. They want to ignore it, cover their eyes with their hands like children. But Kabbalists, like adults, understand that the Creator made evil so man will reveal Him above it. There’s nothing extraneous in creation!

A sign of proper work is joy from the sinners being revealed in me. I’m happy about evil being revealed in me since it’s a result of my work. I don’t annul it, but rise above it. That’s the difference between a Kabbalist who works for the Creator and one who doesn’t work for Him

We can’t rise to the degree of love and bestowal until hatred, rejection, is revealed. Above them we build the right line: unity, love, closeness, mutual understanding, as written, “Love will cover all sins.” If there are no sins, there is no love—they must grow one after the other.

Building new senses of perception to reveal the spiritual world means building connections between us in which we can reveal the Creator and thus give Him joy. This new perception is called “faith above reason,” the degree of Bina, bestowal, an altruistic intention.

The upper degree is called faith and is based on bestowal. The lower degree is called reason, based on egoistic
reception. I must sense their contradiction, receiving both from the Creator. I’m between them. Through them I want to cling tighter to Him, who “created the sky and earth.”
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A spiritual person is someone who has 2 degrees:
– the natural, egoistic feelings and reason.
– above them, spiritual sensations and reason, aimed at bestowal.
He is between them. The more he expands his spiritual feelings and reason, the greater are his egoistic mind and heart.

I need nothing more, all degrees of faith are built above the growing ego.

Having gained the 1st faith above reason, the thread connecting me to the Creator, I want to stay there. But ego is revealed: it protests, lowers me and compels me to reach greater faith above reason.
The basis of faith is the thread connecting me to the Creator.

The basis of ego-progress disappears, but if one doesn’t quit Kabbalah, he gains the quality of bestowal, faith. One needs only to know: I am connected to the Creator. Like King David: when left with nothing, he saw only a sign of his covenant with Him and relaxed, not needing more.

Work above reason contradicts material feelings and reason and cannot be accepted in our world, in the will to enjoy alone. This work requires an additional desire—to bestow, a higher degree. Spiritual work takes place on two contradictory degrees.
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Humanity develops toward integral connection through cycles of convergence-separation. After WWII, people are once again drawn to isolation, nationalism. Only by forging a connection between people above their egoism can we implement integration without war, on a higher degree.

Capitalist countries have changed their taxation systems so that wealth is now distributed from the poor to the richest. The paradox of democratic societies is: people are given rights yet unprecedented wage inequality is created. Free movement of capital has enslaved the economy.

The world is in despair…
It can acquire reason and forces
Only through unity…
#California

For centuries religion lay claim to spirituality. But ego outgrew religion, now replaced by worship of a healthy lifestyle, with no room for life’s purpose past bodily existence. Healthy lifestyle is now religion and man is evaluated by health parameters. It’s the end of progress!

Stress is contagious. Do we all affect one another and infect each other with stress?
Kabbalah explains the laws of the network, our total interconnection.
When we understand this system, we can manage and influence it in order to promote it toward a good state.
#StressAwarenessDay
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The Creator is a Force revealed in connection (mutual guarantee) of broken parts of creation. On all levels of spiritual nature we reveal the degree of mutual guarantee or its lack. We live and feel inside this. The broken parts must only implement mutual guarantee between them.

The Torah is founded upon the principle of mutual guarantee, explaining how parts must interconnect to reach balance with the general Force of nature called “Creator”—the force of universal connection of all parts of the universe in mutual harmony and mutual balance.

I go through ascents and descents.
If I lack forces from the group, I want to connect to it better—so I turn to the Creator for help with mutual guarantee.
If I aim at the Creator, I turn to the friends, receive forces from them and realization of His importance—and turn to Him.

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The nation of Israel can change not only its own fate, but the fate of the whole world. By changing our relationships from hate to brotherly love, we’ll reach spiritual ascension that Kabbalah talks about. By that we will evoke positive changes in the world.

One who goes by faith above reason, above him, becomes wiser since his perception expands.
One who goes below reason, without analyzing his perception, remains with nothing but memories.
We must give each friend the feeling of mutual guarantee, in which all worries are extinguished.

Creator (Boreh) means come and see (Bo-Reh). I can see Him in my new feeling and reason, which I form according to qualities of bestowal that are opposite to me. That’s how faith above reason—the Creator’s qualities—is built above my ego.
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Unlike corporeality, in spirituality we have no chance to consider our opinion and feeling. We must rejoice at being able to advance above reason and sensation. If we advance in reason and feeling, agreeing with them—it’s a materialistic approach. Nothing spiritual will sprout from it.
It’s a great obstacle to work without energy, reason, spiritual understanding and sensation. But we must do it despite our inability to carry it out.
And we needn’t carry it out—we must try. When we see that we can’t, we’ll unite our desires and ask for energy, understanding and sensation

In spirituality one must start the work even before having energy for it. We can’t unit—but must make efforts. We are unable to understand something—but must act as if we understand. That’s how we advance.
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The difference between faith and knowledge in Kabbalah and regular life is: Kabbalah reveals nature beyond time, space and motion. Hence earthly logic doesn’t work in it and we therefore can’t understand what is “faith above reason.” For that we must rise to the Creator’s nature.
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The Creator deliberately creates problems in the group. He shows me a movie—which doesn’t really exist! The Creator shows me that the group exists, suffers, has problems etc. What for? For me to turn to Him. Yes, it’s in order for me to turn to Him.

Having passed the first stages of spiritual development, the student starts feeling them inside: “I’ll know You from Your actions in me.” He gains experience and acquires reason, as written,”Wisdom comes only with experience.” Gradually the student will be able to advance by himself.

In Kabbalah the teacher leads the student like an adult teaches a baby to walk. The teacher walks together with the student, giving him his reason, and the student follows the teacher like the body follows the head. Of course, this is possible only inasmuch as the student agrees to annul to the teacher.

Everything is relative to me.

Religious faith is psychological, unsubstantiated conviction. When there’s proof, it becomes knowledge, not faith. To a Kabbalist, the Upper Force is knowledge, attainment. Before revealing it, it’s not there, like an undiscovered scientific phenomenon to a scientist.

And then in mutual bestowal—love, Gadlut.

The difficulty of spiritual progress to equivalence with the Creator is that one must become increasingly more similar to Him “in group unity,” meaning by each person annulling to the group to turn the group into one whole, similar to the Creator by annulling ego, Katnut.

One who studies Kabbalah sets out on the path of acquiring a new nature in spite of the previous one, faith above reason. This becomes continually more difficult, but that’s the nature of the degrees of ascension to the Creator by equivalence of form.

The Creator deliberately creates problems in the group. He shows me that the group exists, suffers, and has problems—so I would ask Him for them. In reality, everything I see is my soul, my inner egoistic world. I ask not for others, but for my soul!

The main thing is to perceive all of the group’s problems and ask the Creator for them. Everything that’s bad in the group—feel it in you and ask the Creator to correct it, to help the group come closer to Him. I only ask and I don’t need anything else. This is the best prayer.

We must assess all actions this way: Would the Creator act like this? If yes, but He didn’t, then He left it for me to do. Then I act instead of the Creator and start feeling that I occupy His place. I thus become equal to Him and am called Adam, meaning similar to the Creator.
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Ego is harmful relations between souls that used to be tied by good bonds and mutual help, but then the connection broke and turned into mutual hate, rejection, egoistic use of each other. This is what we must correct. The Creator will be revealed in the connection of #souls.

All our actions and appeals to the Creator are to connect the individual broken souls—desires that scattered from the common soul of Adam and fell from that quality. No individual soul is broken or egoistic by itself. It’s their connections that are broken and we need to correct.

If the group doesn’t follow the teacher’s advice to unite in spite of its ego-desires, then it doesn’t build itself by Kabbalah’s laws. It’s not a Kabbalistic group but a philosophy club where people study to satisfy their egos. Faith above reason is acquired only against oneself.

After 18 years in office #Merkel decided to step down from the post of Chancellor in 2021. She wasn’t Europe’s savior, her ideas (boosting Euro-integration and EU unity) aren’t met favorably.
But how will the accrued problems and migration crisis be solved?…it’s going to get ugly!

It’s time to practically realize all the theoretical knowledge received over many years. We aren’t able to, in order to ask for each other, since only the Creator can help us. This is why He sends us all the states and the teacher and books explain it. We try—and ask the Creator.

The contradiction grows with each spiritual degree, until the 125th.

The spiritual path lies in faith above reason, knowledge received from the teacher on how to proceed against my own. So just be guided by the upper one’s opinion, while keeping your own. Their difference is the height of my spiritual degree.

US Jews thought #antisemitism existed, but not in the USA.
They’re quick to forget anti-Semites, but they’ll be reminded more often. It’s time for “the final solution to the Jewish question.” Kabbalah suggests: by giving the world an example of unity! The nations are waiting for it!
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The teacher’s-instructor’s remoteness from the students gives them a chance to get organized and build the group—take a step forward.
My remoteness is a possibility for our internal closeness, a chance to propel the group forward, the way a running deer turns its head back…

If the group doesn’t yet recognize the practical realization of spiritual rules by faith above reason, then it’s an amateurs club. But when they recognize the need to unite “against them” and together ask the Creator “to unite against their desire,” the group is then born.

It’s time to practically realize the knowledge received over many years. We can’t do it ourselves. These are the conditions the Creator gives us. We must ask Him for friends to desire His qualities of connection, bestowal, love. It’s time to realize the knowledge! Only together!

Spiritual growth happens only when a covenant, agreement, is made between the friends, group and Creator. Relations in the group wane with the ego’s growth. Appealing to the Creator corrects egoism. In the corrected ego, similarity to the Creator, the Creator/upper world, is revealed.

Any feeling wanes till oblivion since our ego constantly develops. We must always look for ways to develop our connection so our yearning for spirituality will appear new. It is our constant work to reveal an aspiration to the Creator just like the moment we discovered the path.

Baal HaSulam: I advise you to awaken fear of the chance that love between us may wane. If we don’t constantly multiply love, it’s already a dereliction. Since by not multiplying or developing our connection, we already disrupt the proper development, we fall instead of growing.

When the awakening is gone and you feel no desire for the group and the Creator, you feel no importance, and wish to revert to egoistic relations, work toward closeness must be carried out coercively. We must subjugate ourselves to the covenant we made before, through MAN, prayer.

BOREH Creator—BO – come + RE – see

Religious #faith is a psychological, unsubstantiated conviction. Religious people believe that God exists. When proof is available, faith becomes knowledge.
To a Kabbalist, God is the Creator that’s revealed to the person who attains Him as knowledge.

If relationships in the group get ruined in the future, the covenant we made will oblige us to continue the connection and love, which will definitely get ruined so that we’ll grow with the ego’s growth in us. We must therefore go blindly against it.

A sacrifice, Kurban, is from the word “Karov,” closer to the Creator
By removing egoism from our relations, we sacrifice it to be closer to the Creator.
But we must add “salt” to the sacrifice—a preservative guaranteeing that in bad circumstances/quarrels, we’ll act just as in love.

Only by feeling the friend’s desire for spiritual ascent can I turn to the Creator with it, raise MAN, and receive light, the force to implement that desire, for his and His sake, MAD, since otherwise my appeal will be egoistic.
Only another person can help me rise above egoism.

Why is our organization non-religious, not requiring observance of commandments?
-It’s to attract people with just one quality: aspiration to reveal the meaning of life, the goal of creation and the Creator, meaning separately from the material world.

I require the group to protect me from “ideas” of my egoism and the whole world. I want to live in a state of bestowal instead of reception, meaning in different calculations than the world.
I can do this if the group’s influence is stronger that the influence of my and the external ego.

A screen is a spiritual energy shield—against mine or external egoistic influences. It’s when I place unity in the group (mutual guarantee, the covenant, the goal of creation and etc.) above my calculations and consider only decisions of “faith above reason.”

Inasmuch as one can annul oneself before the teacher, one annuls oneself before the Creator.
Accepting the teacher’s importance instead of your own and carrying it out is the key to success.
Realize: if you don’t listen to the teacher, you break your connection with the Creator.
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