Daily Kabbalah Lesson


The Daily Page - 08-12-09

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

Prayer Of Many


There cannot be a prayer for correction, unless it is a "prayer of many." Therefore, if we study, speak about corrections and think about changes: we must describe them only with respect to the connection between the souls. What souls do we have right now? Souls are something supreme; it is the corrected deficit for connection with the others. Souls are what awaken between us, between our deficits, if every one of us wants to connect to the others; one's tendency to be connected to the others is the correct deficit. And if this deficit is corrected, the soul's body is built from it, and the fulfillment which will be received in it afterwards will be called the soul's light.

Therefore, in none of us is there a soul. Our souls are the degree of connection between each one and everyone. In other words, if there are 7 millions parts before me, if before me there are more souls, more desires for spirituality, then my desire to connect with them in order to attain a single Kli (vessel), my tendency to connect with them, is called the "soul's body." 

Meaning, in none of us there is neither the soul's Kli nor the soul's light. The souls are found among us, it is that connection in the net between us which we must reveal. And the plea for the existence of this connection between us is called "prayer of many."

At the moment, we do not have an actual deficit for connection with the others, but when we ask for a true deficit for connection among us and receive it from above, the fulfillment for this deficit comes, and we begin to feel the mutual connection between us. And afterwards, inside the mutual connection between us, inside the Light of Mercy, the Light of Wisdom is revealed as well ─ the notion about who created us, about who created the connection between us, about who dresses in the Light of Mercy, in the Light of bestowal, in the desire to bestow on our part-is called "the Creator."

Therefore it is worthwhile to make continuous efforts in convincing ourselves, clarifying to ourselves, that the corrections are between us, between our desires to reach adhesion with the Creator. It does not matter how broken and scrutinized they are ─ the most important thing is that there is something to start with, that there is a point in the heart, and from that we begin. And all the rest is "prayer of many" ─ how I reach the plea for the revelation of the connection between us, between those points in the heart.

And if we reach this plea, there is no one who can stop our prayer, because the response is always received only to a "prayer of many,"  "prayer of the public." Therefore the souls need to connect to the public, and the public needs to raise its plea to Nukva (Female), and accordingly the Nukva will be able to receive the fulfillment from the root. This is how the system works.


The Right Way To Cope With Disturbances.


Question from a Student: How should I deal with powerful desires I have when I discover that they rule over me, such as the desires for honor, power and fame?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: You shouldn't do anything to them, and certainly do not try to destroy them! Just raise the importance of the goal - the revelation of the Creator, which will take place in these same desires once they are corrected. The importance of the goal has to be higher than all the desires and aspirations that pull you in different directions, and higher than all the thoughts that clutter up your mind.

You should not focus on your problems. After all, you are not your own doctor and you don't have the power to correct them. You should only raise the importance of the goal and rise above all the problems, as if you aren't paying any attention to them. You should aspire to the goal using them as the basis. How? By demanding from the group to give you a feeling of the greatness of spirituality, bestowal, and unity with the Creator; in other words - the greatness of connection and love.

In that case, all of these desires will become attached "from below" to your intention to attain the Creator, and that is how they will take on the right form. Whenever these desires and thoughts emerge in you, you should worry about increasing the greatness of the Creator, the quality of bestowal, and the connection with the other souls. Then all of those "sinners" that become revealed in you, meaning all the alien thoughts and disturbances, will add a special direction to your attitude toward the neighbor. Your simple intention to attain bestowal and the Creator will take on a special form and will gain greater power and might.

We have to transform hatred to love, because without it, love would have no form. What do you love, how, why and what do you get out of it? The Light that comes from Above is a pure force; it transforms your evil to goodness, but it cannot perform an action in a vacuum. It transforms the hatred, repulsion, disturbances and confusion to goodness.

That is why we shouldn't erase all of these disturbances, but rather, we have to aspire to the Light that Reforms using the disturbances as a basis. Meanwhile, the disturbances will only increase all the time, because without them, we wouldn't have anything that could be turned to goodness. 


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