Step by Step Towards Pleasure and Love
Question: What is
Laitman's Answer: Goal-oriented pleasure is pleasure from
bestowal, and the only way it is possible to enjoy bestowal is when you love
the person you are giving to.
how can I achieve love? By virtue of correction, by replacing hatred with love.
Who or what makes this correction happen? The Upper Light.
does it happen? When I ask for it. So when will I ask for it? When the group
obligates me to do so.
will it obligate me to do so? When I lower myself before the group and in it
find the force that obligates me.
when will I finally lower myself before the group? It will happen when we work
on this together with the friends.
that is where we stumble....
From the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/11/11, The Zohar
Not A Moment Of Rest
Question: Who has to
overcome evil: me or the Creator?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: No matter what others tell me about the
Creator, I have to work on my own from beginning until end. Then, according to
the things that become revealed, I will be able to tell how exactly this takes
place: by itself, by virtue of my efforts, or with the help of a certain Upper
We shouldn't wait
for anything to come from Above. Nothing will come. With my forces and efforts
I have to reveal a picture that already exists.
on how much I yearn for it. I am like a child who grows only to the degree he
wants to grow. And I have to add this desire myself. Now just imagine what life
would be like for that child.
In our world
children develop naturally and we can barely keep up with them. A child runs
around all over the place and always wants something. That is how we should do
our spiritual work as well. Otherwise we won't develop and grow. However, what
we do instead is take "breaks" all the time and time-outs to stop and
think it over.
Does a child ever
take a time-out? No, he does not experience a moment of rest. He has to attain
the world at every moment.
From the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 01/11/11, Writings of Rabash