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July 12, 2024

If Spirituality Seems Unpleasant to You Then You Must Read This

If Spirituality Seems Unpleasant to You Then You Must Read This

To Fight For or Against the Desires You Have to Develop Spiritually

Can we overpower our own desire? Should we or should we not fight our own desires? After all, how can we know what is in store for us in this lifetime? That depends on our degree of spiritual development, which determines everything inside us and what we can and cannot do. The answer is to indeed fight, but just to realize that we cannot do anything by ourselves, and also to study ourselves. That is what we were given our minds for, in addition to our desires.

 

How Sensations Influence Your Perception of Reality

We attain everything within our Kelim (vessels), our emotions. Our world consists of the overall impressions we receive from our senses, and this is how we perceive reality. If our senses change, or if we add another sense, then our world will change as well. Hence, we expand our world by changing our senses and acquiring new senses, as if rising from world to world on the ladder of worlds. By that we change the reality in which we exist.

 

Why Bitter Sensations Actually Aid Spiritual Progress

In the spiritual world, things can only exist in pairs: pleasure or the absence of it, true and sweet, false and bitter. The truth is always sweet, and the lie is always bitter, and they always correspond. But that situation doesn’t exist in our world. Falsehood is not bitter, and truth is not sweet. In our world we constantly face tough decisions: to choose the sweet but superficial and false way, or the bitter but sincere way.

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Why Spirituality Is Something You Can’t Live Without

Why Spirituality Is Something You Cannot Live Without

Why Every Action Brings a Person Closer to Spirituality

Every person was created with a complex corporeal body, and what one does in this world affects it. Therefore, what we do in our world is important. Whatever we do with an intention toward the Creator is considered a spiritual act, though the act itself might still be completely “beastly.”

Nevertheless, anything we do inevitably leads us toward the purpose of creation. Even the pains we suffer in life do not come in vain, but are collected, and when the right time comes, they count in our favor. This happens slowly over many years, and we are not a consciously active part of it. To shorten this long path of pain, the Creator gave us the Torah, which directs us to the right goal less painfully.

 

Kabbalah Is a Method that Speeds Up Your Spiritual Development

Only in recent decades have a growing number of special souls begun to descend to our world, these souls having collected a sufficient amount of pain. These souls took the path of pain, accumulated deficits, and now those pains have turned into a yearning for the wisdom of Kabbalah. In future lives, these souls will delve into the study of Kabbalah more intensely and within a month or two attain fantastic results because they have accumulated a sufficient desire for it in their past lives. If a person has a strong enough desire to study and focuses just on Kabbalah for one purpose only, then in three to five years he or she will enter the spiritual world.

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Prepare Yourself to Progress Spiritually through Indifference

Prepare Yourself to Progress Spiritually through Indifference

We need to try and see in every state we go through, the worst and the best, the most confused through to the clearest, that it is a relationship between Light and Kli (vessel). Therefore, I need to go through the state, and the question is whether I prepared myself to go through the state in order to connect the Kli to the Light, and the preparation is in connection and integration with other Kelim (vessels). I then need to go through these states, one at a time.

If I prepare myself well, then I go through the state with awareness, and bring the medicine closer to the wound, blessing the bad as well as the good, because every state comes to progress me spiritually. I prepare the supportive environment, my schedule, I organize and prepare myself in all kinds of ways, where to the extent in which I my heart gets burdened, I am in the correct state toward what is taking place.

If pleasant or unpleasant emotions surface in me, then it is easier for me to relate to them, but there are many situations when a person feels nothing, when he’s clouded, when moments, days and weeks go by and he is in a non-beneficial state, feeling like he cannot add anything.

Indifference is a big problem. Here, we need to work in a way where we determine how we organize ourselves, and just as that comes without feeling, then the person acts emotionless, but mechanically connects all these moments in the correct direction as much as it is possible to do so. There’s no feeling, emotion, understanding, but at least mechanically, he participates in whatever possible, and thus it is considered as going in the correct direction. “One should sell the beams of his house” in order to make steps forward toward spirituality.

Prepare Yourself to Progress Spiritually through Indifference” is based on the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of May 4, 2014, Rabash: The Social Articles, “One Should Sell the Beams of His House.” You can watch and/or download this lesson in video and audio formats from the Kabbalah Media Archive.

What are “spiritual states”? What is “Light and Kli (vessel)”? What does it mean to progress spiritually? What is the supportive environment? What is “the heart” and the “burdening of the heart”? What do “correct” and “incorrect” mean in terms of spiritual progress? All these questions and more are dealt with in the Free Kabbalah Course, which provides the fundamental principles and tools by which to correctly approach the wisdom of Kabbalah. It is recommended to take the Free Kabbalah Course before approaching the Daily Kabbalah Lessons with Dr. Michael Laitman. Click the banner below to sign up…

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The Meeting Point Between Creator & Creature – 5 Minutes Of Light

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Recognition of one’s nature as evil simultaneously with realizing the importance of the quality of bestowal brings one to prayer, which advances one spiritually.

Based on the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of 25 December, 2009:

  • Preparation to the Lesson
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  • The Book of Zohar – Selections, chapter Vayeshalah, Item 137
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  • Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 17. Friday’s morning lessons for beginers, Lesson 10
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  • Shamati, Article 47, “In the Place where You Find His Greatness”
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  • Shamati, Article 63, “I was Borrowed on, and I Repay”
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The Daily Kabbalah Lesson is taught by Dr. Michael Laitman, based on authentic Kabbalistic sources, and includes live participation by Kabbalah students and viewers on Kabbalah TV.

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

  

A Continuous Effort Of Inner Work – 5 Minutes Of Light

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Spiritual progress requires continuous inner examination of whether one is in a society that wants to achieve self-nullification and love of others, through which the quality of bestowal can be revealed.

Based on the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of 6 December, 2009:

  • Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson
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  • Writings of Rabash, Article 7, “According to what is explained concerning ‘Love Thy Friend'”
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  • Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 52, Lesson 23
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  • Article “The character of Kabbala”, Lesson 1
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The Daily Kabbalah Lesson is taught by Dr. Michael Laitman, based on authentic Kabbalistic sources, and includes live participation by Kabbalah students and viewers on Kabbalah TV.

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

  
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