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The Daily Page - 19-10-10

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

The Convention Holds Great Power

 

The Convention Holds Great Power

Question: When we are at the Convention, how can we progress by faith above reason, how can we "do and hear"?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: The Convention is a great gathering of people. There are thousands of participants who will attend physically, and hundreds of thousands more surrounding us all over the world. All these people create an environment for you which values the quality of bestowal and love, and understands that this is the future of the world and without it the world has no future.

The world is becoming revealed to us today as integral and interconnected into a single system. Yet, if every element of the system tries to "pull the blanket over itself," the system disintegrates.

Therefore, being in conditions of a global crisis, we have to understand that the world's correction lies in a harmonious connection between people. When we attain such a powerful unity among people who realize this, every person gains the opportunity to absorb the common feeling and receive enough forces to acquire the quality of bestowal. We should only make the effort, try to bow down our heads before the environment, and become inspired by it.

The environment's influence can be so powerful that a person will feel the common quality of bestowal that lies in our interconnection. Then we will reveal this quality, which is normally invisible to our egoism. When we all try to merge into one whole, we generate such a great force that we can accomplish this revelation.

We are studying the works of Kabbalists, meaning people who have already attained the quality of bestowal and who describe it to us. We are studying precisely the sections that relate to this quality's influence on us. The study and the general aspiration will enable us to connect to this force.

Thus, the Convention holds an enormous effect and benefit for a person's spiritual development.

 

From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/19/10, "He Who Strengthens His Heart"

 

The Creator’s Loyal Messenger

 

The Zohar, Chapter "BeShalach (When Pharaoh Sent)," Items 28-29: Pharaoh rose in the land of Egypt and killed and avenged his rulers, ministers, officers, and every kind of minister...

Afterwards he called unto Moses and Aaron at night, "Since everything was through you, and bless me, too," meaning do not kill me. Afterwards, he himself escorted them out of the land...

We don't understand the extent to which this horrible, evil force called Pharaoh is mighty and opposite to the Creator. It is the imprint of the Creator and acts as His loyal messenger. As Pharaoh becomes revealed more and more, this revelation of evil pushes a person to come out of his ego.

This is what we are now observing in the world: On one hand we are becoming greater egoists, acting only for the sake of our own benefit without taking anyone into consideration, and on the other hand the growing egoism increasingly reveals to us that we are obligated to part with it, that this form of existence is impossible and we are approaching universal destruction.

This is the meaning of the phrase, "Pharaoh brought the sons of Israel closer to the Creator." In this way the negative force is carrying out its function in order to push us closer to spirituality.

 

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/19/10, The Zohar

 
 
 
 
 

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