Everything Is For The Best If You Rise Higher
Question: The Creator is
concealed, but instead of Him I have the group. How can I see pure bestowal in
Dr. Laitman's Answer: There
are always disturbances in the group, and it is precisely with their help that
we can do wonderful exercises, practicing to become similar to the Creator. Any
negative must be used precisely as it was intended in order to turn it into a
Everything is for
the best; we only have to act correctly, without backing down from what is
happening and by building the right attitude to it. "Everything is for the
best" does not mean that we accept the inevitable ahead of time, as people
commonly do. Rather, above the disturbance or example we received, we must
first of all discern the final point, the corrected state. Then I will find the
way to turn the incorrect into the correct, to unite myself in the present, the
disturbance (which may be related to the friends, the Creator, or even my
personal circumstances), and the goal of creation.
I will find out how
to correct any aspect, be it a desire, intention, thought, or event. Not only
will I be able to justify it and attribute it to the Creator, but I will also
attach it to a connection with Him. I will understand to what extent I have to
reconstruct my desire and way of thinking in relation to the given event, and
how much I have to change my perception of the event in order to see that the
Creator has brought me goodness.
The sign of this
will be joy: I am happy because the Creator has given me the opportunity to
come that much closer to Him. That is how our efforts gradually accumulate into
a great possession.
From the 1st part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 11/28/10, The Zohar
Life With Many Unknowns
A person living in
this world does not know what will happen to him at the next moment. He does not
understand why the things that happened to him yesterday happened and from
where his thoughts and desires are now originating. He feels that he is
controlled by unpredictable forces, as if he is hung in the air in relation to
his past, present, and future. And he tries to find some kind of support,
searching for an explanation to the universe with the help of logical reasoning
His ego grows and
asks more and more questions about life, and about what awaits him after death.
The more strength we acquire through the development of technology, which
opposes nature, the more powerfully nature comes out against us, forcing us to
find the answer about how we are governed and what is the meaning of life. As a
result, we feel as if we are in empty space.
When man lived in
caves and chased mammoths, he thought that he knew everything about his life.
He felt and understood the world much more than we do. We, on the other hand,
are unsatisfied by any of the existing theories. We need a clear answer because
we are unable to properly arrange even our day to day lives. So many questions
arise that we are unable to cope with them.
mathematics: In order to find one unknown, it is sufficient to have one
equation. To find out two unknowns, you need two equations. However, in our
lives we end up with many unknowns while having less and less data or facts
with which to build a formula.
and religious explanations of the past no longer work on us; we cannot rely on
them. We demand facts and proofs, meaning attainment. If we knew that we do not
have any freedom of will, then we would build a completely different society
and relationships in it, a different system of punishment and justice. The
problem that Kabbalah proposes to solve is not theoretic, but very practical:
to determine where and how we can influence and realize this opportunity.
From the 4th part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 11/28/10, "Body and