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Making Your Desire For Spirituality Stronger Than All Other Desires

  

External Changes Won’t Improve Our Connection. Only Internal Changes Will Improve Our Connection.

Students of Bnei Baruch
Notes from the third lesson at the
South American Kabbalah Congress

We have all been created as parts in one system, connected to one collective soul.

Gradually, we started feeling isolated from each other until we reached the state of lacking the sensation of unity between us.

That state is called “this world.”

The return to the sensation of true connection between us is called “the system of worlds.”

In other words, in the measure that we reveal the unity between us, we rise in the system of worlds – starting from the world of Assiya – the smallest degree of connection between the souls, through the world of Yetzira, Beria, Atzilut, Adam Kadmon and the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) – the final degree of connection between the souls, as in one body.

My will to connect to others = my soul.

The wisdom of Kabbalah was given to us as a tool for discovering the true connection between us, which is the condition for the revelation of the Upper World.

In order to speed up our development toward the revelation of the connection between us, one is dependent on one’s surroundings.

By nature, the ego is against our interconnection, so we need to create surroundings that value the importance of the true connection among ourselves.

The goal of all problems that befall us are not for us to connect through troubles and pressures, but to help us find that positive part within us, the internal connection between people, by ourselves.

Therefore, the fact that an intensifying connection is revealing among all parts of reality, in ecology, economy, and in the connections between us – this is a good sign.

Everything that seems bad or evil to us in our world is made that way in order to force us to connect with each other.

Therefore, it won’t help us to solve the world’s problems in an external way.

The change that will better our lives is the change of inclination from “correcting the world” to “correcting ourselves.”

Considering the above mentioned, it becomes clear that the sole free choice a person has is in his inclination toward connecting with others.

Today we are all, as if, covered by the external shell of the ego that differentiates between us and others.

Throughout history, we have developed within this external shell, until the fruit within it ripened.

And now, the time has come for us to crack this external shell and connect among ourselves.

Only in that way will the world’s problems be solved.

3 Lessons from the South American Kabbalah Congress in Argentina (Video & Audio)

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Rediscovering the Interconnection

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Notes from a Bnei Baruch student during the lesson, published live:

There was once one soul, connected in the Light of Infinity. All the souls were within it, but in such a bond, that it was as one. Then what happened? The Light disappeared, and it was revealed that there was a disconnection between them. In other words, the Light disappearing is the reason for the disconnection among the souls, and what people feel as the disconnection between them. To the extent that people can correct this connection, by inviting the Light back into this connection, to that same extent people can rediscover their interconnection as one soul.

A person’s spiritual work is in constantly depicting this place of disconnection between the souls, not in a negative way, but in a way where one realizes what one should do in order to rediscover this interconnection.

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Feel Pleasure Without Limits

Taken from today’s daily lesson, on Baal HaSulam’s 18th Igeret (Letter) from 1926.

Today’s Daily Lesson Featured:

  • Preparation on a quote by Rabash (Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag)
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  • Baal HaSulam’s Shamati article #27 – “The Lord Is High and the Low Shall See”
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  • Talmud Eser Sefirot, Volume 1, Part 8, Histaklut Pnimit
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  • Baal HaSulam’s article, “Peace in the World”
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…with commentary by Rav Michael Laitman, PhD, as well as questions by students of Bnei Baruch and live viewers on Kabbalah TV.

The lessons will be continuing daily at 8:10pm until 11pm EST, Saturdays through Thursdays, on Kabbalah TV, and will be available for free download in the Kabbalah Media Archive.

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Who Are You A Slave To?

From Today’s Daily Lesson:

Question: Martin from Czechoslovakia is writing, “I don’t understand why someone would want to reach such a state. Why would I want to nullify myself before someone I don’t know, and who sends me suffering?” He adds another sentence, “If I’m a thief, then at least I can be proud of that, but who wants to be a slave?”

Answer by Rav Michael Laitman, PhD: I agree with him. I have no problem in saying that he’s right. “A person’s pride will humiliate him.” The matter is in defining what is it to be a “slave,” what is it to be a “man,” what is it to be a “woman,” what is it to be a “thief,” etc. It’s a matter of definition.

“Slave” means knowing that the will to receive now controls me. That it controls, and not that I’m the landlord. I firstly differentiate myself from my ego, and see that this ego controls me. I want to see like this or like that, and my nature comes and makes of me whatever it wants. I see how this occurs in humanity: We want to try, to be in something different, but we’re incapable. Our nature conquers us and makes of us everything.

So I’m a slave to my nature, right? A slave. So he can already stop thinking that he’s a man, and that he’s free. He’s not free, but he’s blind to that. He doesn’t see how he’s completely addicted to his nature, and that he’s a beast carrying out commands. That’s one thing.

The other thing is that if he were to know that this slavery he’s currently in ruins him and eats away at him, then that would end his life without any compensation. If he’d look at it properly, then he’d understand that there might be another state, that it’s possible to exit it. It doesn’t matter what state he’d enter into, but the main thing is that he’d exit his current state. Why wouldn’t it matter what state he’d enter into? We hate the state of bestowal a lot, but I need to hate my current state more than the state of bestowal, so how do I do it?

So he’s right. I don’t know who the second landlord is. I only have the opportunity to sell myself to this second one, and thus I’d disconnect from the first. So I need to choose between them – that’s my choice. If by doing so, I don’t feel myself as turning into a slave of the second essence, of bestowal, then it’s not a decision.

Decision – I’m free in that I can choose between the two. Suddenly one identifies oneself within a very small range, a decision of whom to belong to, and thus begins his work. It’s a very internal, psychological thing that a person goes through, and he begins understanding that he’s sold to one or to the other. He begins building himself in that. There are many things here. That’s already the middle line.

Taken from today’s daily lesson, on Baal HaSulam’s 18th Igeret (Letter) from 1926.

Today’s Daily Lesson Featured:

…with commentary by Rav Michael Laitman, PhD, as well as questions by students of Bnei Baruch and live viewers on Kabbalah TV.

The lessons will be continuing daily at 8:10pm until 11pm EST, Saturdays through Thursdays, on Kabbalah TV, and will be available for free download in the Kabbalah Media Archive.

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