So the World Would Be Created for Me….
Question: Does my intention depend on the
intention of the entire environment and the intention of the environment on my
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Definitely! It says in Shamati #225: One cannot raise
oneself above one's circle. Hence, [if one wishes to advance] one must suck
from one's environment. And one has no other counsel, except through much work
and Torah. Therefore, if one chooses for oneself a good environment, one saves
time and efforts, since one is drawn according to one's environment.
This is clear. If I receive
energy from the environment-and the fact is that I receive everything in order
to ascend from it-then I will ascend only inasmuch as I receive from them. I
cannot be above this level.
Question: How can I
see my environment as great if I do not see my friends as great?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Therein lies the entire problem. Who do you consider great? There
is no one great in your world. Meaning, the world was not created for you. Then
what means will you use to advance? The Creator is concealed. The environment
is small. You have no one to advance toward and you are alone in the whole
world. That is how you feel.
In principle, everyone feels this
way and this is what we have to change.
From the 2nd part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 02/14/11, The Zohar
Steps Toward Uniting with the Creator
Question: How can we attain unity?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Unity means that according to
all the desires of the Giver and the receiver, the two unite with one another
like the guest and the Host in Baal HaSulam's famous example.
The guest has nothing to give to
the Host besides his attitude, provided that he develops the same attitude to
the Host as the Host has to him. Meaning, we don't take into consideration the
fact that the guest uses his appetite, and the Host-his power. They are
initially this way: one is the Creator, and the other is creation.
But if we remove these initial
conditions, the fact that one is the Creator and the other is creation, since
they have to attain total equality, then by what criterion can they be equal?
According to their attitude, which they build without any connection to what
That is, we must ascend in the
relationships between us so it wouldn't matter that He is the Creator, He is
primary, and He created me in the desire to enjoy and does anything He wants
with me because all of this initially comes from Him, being the upper root. And
it doesn't matter that I, the creation, am unable to do anything more than
However, if He and I attain this
state where we have absolutely equal opportunities, then out of our equal
opportunities we desire to attain adhesion and unity. First of all, the Creator
and creation have to attain the state where they are both completely equal and
independent from one another-the creation from the Creator and the Creator from
Once we are equal and we have the
opportunity to create any connection between us that each of us freely desires,
we attain the state where we desire only love, unity, and adhesion between us.
As Baal HaSulam explains, the
guest and the Host reach a state where they depend on one another in equal
measure: the Host on the guest and the guest on the Host, like children and
parents. Then the will to enjoy contained in creation and the will to bestow
that the Creator has both harness one another and obligate each other. And even
though on one hand the Creator is able to do anything, this does not indicate
anything because He feels love for creation and this love limits Him, enabling
Him to do only what love dictates, rather than everything He can do.
That means that the force of love
is the force of restriction, the reverse force operating in the Creator. It
does not let you do anything. You cannot destroy the person you love. Love
Therefore, the condition of unity
is equality-in opportunities, forces, abilities, and freedom of expression.
Once the equality is there, then out of all of these opportunities we activate
precisely the force of love and attain unity.
From the 2nd part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 02/14/11,The Zohar