The Group is My Shadow
The group is my copy, my shadow, just
as I am the Creator's shadow. I receive much more from my friends than what I put into
them. It doesn't depend on them or their behavior, but only on my attitude to
them. This environment is also the Creator. It is the opportunity He gave me to
work with Him, having created an illusion for me as if something exists outside
of me while, in fact, only the Creator exists outside of me.
That is why we must always awaken the
environment until we attain the state where the environment influences me so I
desire to unite with it in order to unite with the Creator through it. I cannot
attain the Creator without the environment because the environment is an
external means through which I will see the image of the Creator.
If I don't desire to unite with the
group, then I am not aiming at the goal, the Creator at all. After all, who is
my neighbor? The force of the breaking that took place in spirituality divided
me into two parts: me and my neighbor. What for? It was in order for me to
discern what I lack in order to unite with the Creator.
As soon as I can bring this environment
closer to me even though it seems foreign to me, the more I am able to come
closer to the Creator. I was deliberately endowed with a dual perception so I
would see a part of me as alien and hateful.
That is why "love your neighbor as
yourself" is the main rule of the Torah. This is the only thing the Light
corrects, and there is nothing to correct but this. If you don't ask for this
correction, then all your efforts are wasted. Everything else is useless cries
into the wilderness.
From the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 10/5/10, The
A Person Starts with a Spark
Question: Why does the science of Kabbalah
restrict its focus to just one single action: unity?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Kabbalah does not restrict itself. On
the contrary, it has expanded to envelop the entire universe, the Upper Worlds
and the lower ones in order to tell us that there is nothing besides unity.
It does not focus on select actions,
but rather makes a synthesis of everything that exists. It brings us to the
single principle that encompasses everything.
This science tells you: Don't look at
every problem separately whenever it occurs, as that would be a narrow-minded
view. There is just one reason and explanation to all the problems: lack of
unity. If you want to rise above the problem, then you should aspire to greater
unity. If you are going in this direction, it means you are moving correctly.
Every science is based on one
fundamental principle. In physics everything is attained through the basis of
matter, through several elementary particles from which everything is made. In
the past it made wonderful sense: you have an electron, a proton, and a
neutron, meaning a plus, a minus, and a neutral particle between them, and
But then they suddenly discovered that
there are hundreds of elementary particles, and thus the entire theory was
thrown into disarray. That's because a scientist holds onto one principle,
according to the truth that exists in nature. Science always aspires toward a
A "simple interpretation" (Pshat)
is the last, highest level of research and attainment. When we attain the World
of Infinity, everything becomes very simple because the simple Upper Light
fills the entire universe, the corrected desire. This is called realizing the
If, on the other hand, it seems like
all our problems are unconnected, then this is what we have to correct by
attracting the Upper Light that will unite everything.
In the meantime there is a great mess
in our minds, hearts, and all of our actions. It's unclear what is happening to
me, this world, my family and friends, and my life and death. Every person
would love to close his eyes so he won't see this or think about it.
However, the path of Kabbalah is the
opposite: to accept all of this as the revelation of the breaking and bring us
to unity. That's why the science of Kabbalah does not become revealed until a
spiritual spark awakens in a person, a call for unity that the Creator gives
This spiritual gene has to start
speaking in us, being a spark from the screen we once had. This is the beginning of a
From the 4th part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 10/5/10, "The Love for the
Creator and Love for the Created Beings"