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Jun 21, 2024 5:58 AM -

294.3And they had no sons. He said, “We do not bring any benefit to the Creator” (Midrash Rabbah, Bereshit 17).

Question: Is it possible that if there are no sons, then we do not benefit the Creator? For example, there are two daughters in our family. Why are daughters of no use to the Creator?

Answer: They are, but not completely. You are not considered to have fulfilled the commandment “be fruitful and multiply.” But you are still young, so go ahead!

Question: Still, I want to understand what the sons bring that pleases the Creator?

Answer: According to Kabbalah, a son means a special quality, power, and a daughter is something accompanying, less important than a son.
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From KabTV’s “Man and Women” 5/14/24

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Jun 21, 2024 5:53 AM -

243.01Comment: You once said that old material is not worth listening to.

My Response: No, there are very good things in the archive. It is just that in subsequent explanations, the presentation of the material becomes more professional as more precise words are found. An accessible explanation is a profession after all.

For example, Baal HaSulam had a very good, unique language—academic, precise, and polished. But in the same era, there were many great Kabbalists, such as Rav Kook, whose works no one understands despite him having written an enormous number of books.

The greatest Kabbalist Baal Shem Tov did not write a single book at all. He deliberately did not want to write. And there were many like him who could or could not write and did so better or worse. For instance, Chaim Vital, who received spiritual heritage from the Ari, eventually collected and published these works at the end of his life, and his son and grandson continued his work.

All this is done gradually because the adaptation of materials to our world is carried out according to the souls that descend here. Can you compare the people who sat before me fifteen years ago and those today? They are completely different people.
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From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. Old stuff” 2/1/10

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Jun 21, 2024 5:46 AM -

524.01Question: When I participate in workshops, a revelation of evil occurs in me. I see some flaws in every friend: this one says the wrong thing, that one speaks softly, this one falls asleep, etc. These are the pictures drawn in front of me. How do we act correctly in such cases?

Answer: The advice is simple: be like a small child who sits between the big ones. Open your eyes and mouth, and take it all in like that. That is the best thing to do.

Give yourself completely to the general flow. What the friends say is good. Do not criticize them, even if they speak incorrectly. Take their words as kind, good, and true: “I want the same, and I am with them.” You will see how you come out after the workshop.

Question: Is there a point in working with the evil inclination? Is the main thing to be together with everyone in the process?

Answer: Of course! What kind of evil?! The evil is only in you. And the fact that you see it in others and criticize it is how you shoot yourself in the foot.

The Creator holds these paintings in front of you so that to the contrary you will annul yourself even more and try to penetrate them. All that you see that is bad in them is all in you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson 2/16/20, “Questions and Answers”

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Jun 21, 2024 5:36 AM -

624.02Question: When I see imperfection, I pray to the Creator and instantly feel perfection. This filling of perfection simply extinguishes all my questions and queries. How do I stay in prayer all the time?

Answer: This happens because all your actions are for yourself. If they were for filling others, you would not feel fulfilled.

You would act to fill them, and you would feel the perfection of the Creator in creation, and yourself—only so that this perfection is revealed to others.

And then this state would be permanent, eternal.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson 2/16/20, “Questions and Answers”

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