Daily LessonJun 7, 2024(Morning)

Part 2 Lesson on the topic of "Prayer"

Lesson on the topic of "Prayer"

Jun 7, 2024
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Daily Lesson (Morning) June 7, 2024.

Part 2: Baal HaSulam. Lesson on the Topic of “Prayer.”

Reader: We are in the writings of Baal HaSulam in the article, The Giving Of The Torah, we will be continuing with item 15. The writings of Baal HaSulam, The Giving Of The Torah. Did you want to open with something?

M. Laitman: Yes, I wanted to speak about a small change that we need to do in our studies in the morning lessons. We, also, get all kinds of questions about this and we need to respond to that. Why do we not do, like all groups of Kabbalists around the world, on all levels, that they pray? So, we learned that our prayer is during our study, and that we read and we ask ourselves in those questions that the Kabbalists turn to us with. And, I guess, that doesn't satisfy the friends’ desire that they write us, still, more and more about it. That's why I wanted to share these things before everyone, and to say that we had years that we used to pray with, like we did with the Rabash. According to those texts, like with the Rabash, it was a long time ago. Anybody remembers when that was roughly?

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (02:28) More than 20 years. In the past, when we were in different places, like in …, at the end of the lesson, there was a prayer. 

M. Laitman: Yes. So we want to go back to that. I got many pleas from all kinds of people that were with us, that are with us now, that they want to be with us. And they are all asking, why not? And I'm also asking the same thing, we talked about it a few times, throughout this time. When we stopped doing that morning prayer, it was like 10 minutes, 15 minutes after the morning lesson. So, now that we want to go back to it and talk about it, so I'm getting questions about it, all kinds: why, for what, how, how is it going to be, and what does it obligate us to do, and so on. That's why I wanted to say that we must renew that prayer after the morning lesson, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, that's enough, and that's it. So, it won't harm anything in the day or our schedule, it'll be on the account of the last lesson and maybe, a bit, on the account of rest. Any questions about it, please? 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (04:54) My friends are asking whether it's for the whole world Kli, if it's only in Israel? 

M. Laitman: It's only in Israel, only to whoever's here, they could be at home and do the same thing, we're not hiding these things. But it's mainly for the people that come here in the morning lesson.

Student: My friends are asking, is it something that will impact the development of my soul? If I do it, will it hasten, will it advance me more as far as..? 

M. Laitman: Yes, it helps the development of the soul. 

Student: So, if it's something, if the soul is a universal thing, then why only those who are here it helps and over there it's not going to help them? 

M. Laitman: I don't know, I'm not responsible for everyone around the world but I'd like them to connect to us and be like us. 

Student: Simply the friend is saying, I want to attain spirituality. If this advances me to spirituality, tell me what to do and I'll do it. 

M. Laitman: Okay, fine.

Student: That's why they're asking. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: Should they do it in the whole world or not? 

M. Laitman: Yes, from next week.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (06:20) I'm getting questions from friends. Why did we stop the prayer, then, and why are we returning to it now? What has changed? 

M. Laitman: The times, the times have changed. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (06:36) If there are people who resist, have a resistance to prayer, they're not in the thing, what should they do? 

M. Laitman: If they know what it is, and they know why they're resisting, and they still remain resisting, so they don't need to do it. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (06:57) Is this a group action, prayer? 

M. Laitman: Yes, it's a group action that should help us attain what we want.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (07:11) Is this an obligatory action? 

M. Laitman: It's not an obligation, I can't compel anyone but whoever thinks he needs to advance, so he has an opportunity, along with everyone.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (07:34) For years we heard that there's no importance to the external actions. What does it mean that times have changed all of a sudden? 

M. Laitman: We aren't in external times, external actions. We're doing it because it'll help us in an interconnection.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (07:56) Can I be a friend in a group without being in this prayer? 

M. Laitman: Absolutely, yes. Although, how could it be that if you're a friend, that you're leaving everyone, and don't want to incorporate with them? 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (08:15) Why isn't a prayer in the heart enough? Why do we have to do an action of a prayer? 

M. Laitman: We will start, and you will see how it nevertheless, it helps. It'll be in place of an answer.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (08:33) There's a suggestion to learn the words of the prayer in order to understand the intention. 

M. Laitman: I think you'll understand from using it, from our work with it.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (08:48) I just want to scrutinize: There are Tens at the end of the lesson, so they put a prayer together. And there's this morning prayer that we want to renew. So, what's the difference that we're reading a prayer of Kabbalists and connecting and working together inside. Compared to what we're doing with our heart between us, what's the difference? 

M. Laitman: There are many forms of prayer. Altogether, a prayer is not something that was invented by, at some point. Anything that a person raises to the Creator is called prayer. He asks for it, for help, for support, assistance, etc.. Therefore, we want to awaken a little more of the upper forces that we're dependent upon. And that's why we need to do this. Now, whoever nevertheless feels that it's not for him, after trying it, we're not going to stand in his way. We did it this way with Rabash, and we'll do it here. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (10:49) I wanted to say thank you very much about this. 

M. Laitman: Yes, wonderful. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (11:03) Can I ask about the essence of this action? 

M. Laitman: Well, ask, yes.

Student: According to what it seems in our life, the more a person grows, so his connection with his father gets loose. The father will be happier if the child will do things on his own and not turn to him for any, each and everything. 

M. Laitman: Yes?

Student: Why in our path, there's a need to turn to the Creator all the time, to pray all day, to constantly ask? 

M. Laitman: We need to reach identification with the Creator, common work, and that's our goal. That's why it's not that I, as I grow, I distance more from the Creator until I completely leave Him. Not necessarily. 

Student: Doesn't distance, but becomes, resembles more. And it's not clear if my actions become like His, so that's a connection with Him? 

M. Laitman: Yes, a certain partnership. 

Student: Also about the letter we read earlier, that Rabash turns to students that don't turn to him. 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: Is that what the Creator does with us? He turns to us and we don't..?

M. Laitman: It could be. We'll feel it. 

Student: How do you feel it? 

M. Laitman: Well, we'll talk about it, for the time being.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (13:12) I think that it's on the time of the lesson, so it feels like a problem to me.

M. Laitman: No, I don't think, we'll arrange it in such a way that it won't be during the time of the lesson. No, I understand you, but…

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (13:39) More questions I'm getting from friends: With the Rabash, there were many more things you did, actions that we don't do, actions, customs in corporeal ways. Are we on the way to start going back to the way it was back then? 

M. Laitman: Not to that extent, but the Tallit, the Tefillin customs, the reading of the prayer, the short prayer; that we must do. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (14:17) Many questions from the women. Should the women do this, or what should they do? 

M. Laitman: No, nothing for the women for the time being.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (14:28) Will the prayer be broadcast? 

M. Laitman: However we want to, however we want. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (14:38) How will we make sure that such a change won't tear our society and separate the Tens? 

M. Laitman: We will see what happens between us, yes? But with certainty this will advance those who persist and do it every morning. Altogether, by this, we want to awaken the attention of the Creator upon us.

Student: In what will it help us advance? 

M. Laitman: In everything; in spirituality certainly. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (15:16) Should a Ten influence, support friends that are resisting this, or that aren't interested, or not to?

M. Laitman: Whoever resists, don't participate in it. Leave during that time outside, and not talk against the general action, because we're announcing this as a general action of the collective of students. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (15:53) Women that do want to pray, even individually, will it help them advance? 

M. Laitman: Women too, yes, but not amongst us.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (16:11) One of the things that we do in the Tens, and the whole world Kli, is a lesson summary. We incorporate, it takes like five minutes, and we put together a common prayer. I'm asking, maybe in order to prevent all kinds of misunderstandings: Should we do it right at the end of the lesson and then do this prayer because I'm afraid we're going to miss out on it? 

M. Laitman: If you could do this in a short, and to the point, then yes. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (16:57) In the beginning of this part of the lesson, you said that there's all kinds of groups of Kabbalists and they're asking why in groups of Kabbalists they pray, and so on.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: Can you explain what's the unique thing, that's unique for us, that it'll be B'nei Baruch?

M. Laitman: No, we take the prayer of all mouth, the certain prayer book that is known to everyone, Tefillat Kol Peh Eshkol, and we pray according to what's written there, which is understood to all, whoever reads it and there's no one who doesn't agree with what's written. It's not like a book that is obscured somehow and that's it. And all together, we read what's written. 

Student: That's clear. In the past, there were friends that left us because these things weren't happening. It could be that in the future, there'll be people that leave because it is happening. I don't want to make all kinds of comparisons with other groups, what they're doing. But if there is something, in essence of spiritual development, that you're saying, this is what we're putting our finger on, that's the most important thing. 

M. Laitman: I can't say that it's the main thing but it's important. Right now, it is important for us to bring this back to us. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (19:00) What is the uniqueness of Bnei Baruch compared to all other groups that study Kabbalah? What's unique in our method? 

M. Laitman: Uniqueness, I don't want to say or speak about. We learn all the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash. And let's hope that it helps us advance on our way towards the purpose of creation, that's it. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (19:44) Is there a big difference in the prayer when we automatically enter prayer, read, especially one who knows the prayers. And when we go over those words and really feel them word by word, so it's a completely different prayer? How should we approach this action that we're going to do as a group? 

M. Laitman: Very simply, just like what happens to us sometimes when we pray. We do it in the holidays, in special times, just like that. The text is before us, we will learn how to read it, what yes, what not, etc.. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (20:35) There's people like me that leave really early from the lesson in order to make it for work. With the lesson summary, because of the importance of what we're going to do, if we can start it right after the lesson so we'll be able to participate with as many people as possible. 

M. Laitman: Yes, yes, of course. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (21:31) Just technical, maybe we lose a song at the end of the lesson to save more time. 

M. Laitman: Okay, talk to whoever's responsible for that. In short, this is clear, yes? 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (22:01) All of our study is a prayer. Our yearning is a prayer, but every action together is  blessed. Thank you.

M. Laitman: Very well, words are correct. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (22:31) I wanted to ask that, I just want to make sure it doesn't tear up the Tens. Whoever goes through this dilemma, when he enters Bnei Baruch, that he won't have to do these actions. He remains with the Ten, even though he's different from them, and I understand that what society is doing, whether we do it or not, to stay. These scrutinies are good, they're healthy. And thank you for what we have.

M. Laitman: Okay, thank you, that's it. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (23:20) There are many friends that are asking what to do with friends that they feel cheated. Twenty years, we said there's no need for external actions. 

M. Laitman: Enough, 20 years we went by their will, and now let them go for 20 years according to our will, what's the problem? 

Student: It's an action we feel like we're becoming religious. 

M. Laitman: No, no. That I promised them that we're not.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (23:48) Also, now you feel that this is what's right for us, to go back to prayer. So, how can we know as a group what we're lacking when you won't be with us? How will we know what our development should be? 

M. Laitman: You have all the stages, it's all inside our framework. 

Student: If you weren't here, so we'd continue doing the same thing.

M. Laitman: That's why I'm arranging these things even more and more, so they won't be given to change, that's it. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (24:41) Each one has a different attitude. This guy said, thank you, another guy says, what thank you, what do I need this for? So the question is, what should we do as a society trying to work on connection with an intention, with a goal? 

M. Laitman: This for sure helps the connection between us and nearing between us.

Student: But what about it, the fact that we're reading it together, that we're doing an action together? 

M. Laitman: All of it together. 

Student: And not everyone has the same relation, how to work on the relation? 

M. Laitman: The relation will come to it, out of the common action, everyone will get the same attitude, the same relation to it. 

Student: And the first base is that we're all just doing this together.

M. Laitman: Yes, yes, that's it. I assure you that after a week long of doing it, you'll forget about it. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (25:54) I wanted to ask, you said that we'll see a spiritual benefit from this. 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: What exactly is a spiritual benefit?

M. Laitman: In our advancement, it will connect between us even more. It will connect between us and the Creator. And we will, nevertheless, reach a certain appeal, prayer, all in all, it will help us, it will raise us up. 

Student: Can it be an obstacle for us to not do it? 

M. Laitman: Yes, yes, if I knew that we could not enter this, then I wouldn't. 

Student: So, starting this is, according to what I understand, it's necessity in our spiritual advancement?

M. Laitman: Correct, correct, that's why there's no point in asking why we didn't do it for 20 years, and now we must. The time has come. What else, what else could there be? 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (27:26) Can we scrutinize the text of the prayer? 

M. Laitman: No, that's not connected at the moment. That doesn't belong to you.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (27:44) In the “Introduction to the Zohar,” there's warnings from Baal HaSulam that he says not to make things corporeal.

M. Laitman: That has nothing to do with you, it doesn't belong to you guys at all, no.

Student: So there's no fear about that? 

M. Laitman: No.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (28:11) This is all for man's work, right? So, whoever agrees instantly, or whoever resists, in what should one who resists should be happy, and the one who agrees right away should feel sorry? 

M. Laitman: That's not important to me. 

Student: The student himself could use something? 

M. Laitman: That's not important to me, I'm repeating myself, again. Whoever resists, or whoever accepts it with joy, that's not important. Both of them need to do, to execute the action, that's it. According to one's ego, there will always be a for or against. It's always, so there's no, there's nothing to scrutinize there. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (29:22) I did all the commandments for 30 years. So what you're saying here, it's part of it. Should I do everything, or you say, just do this morning thing and then you're relieved for the rest of the day? 

M. Laitman: You're free. 

Student: Free? Only in the morning and that's it?

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: So, you're just taking parts? 

M. Laitman: You hear what I say to you, and that's it. 

Student: I'm hearing 

M. Laitman: So we're done.

Student: You say, take the lower part, and let go of the rest.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (30:00) I just wanted to say that I think it will also bring a lot of people from Israel closer to the wisdom of Kabbalah. I hope it will be broadcast. 

M. Laitman: Okay, thank you very much.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (30:30) Friends that aren't Jewish, overseas?

M. Laitman: That doesn't matter. Jewish, not Jewish, in Israel or overseas. Whatever we do, we want to incorporate, they should do. They don't want, they shouldn't do. That's not, that's not the point.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (30:52) So, technically, again, the prayer, but I heard Tzitzit and Tefillin. 

M. Laitman: No, Tzitzit, Tefillin, yes.

Student: So, Tallit and Tefillin, so, we have to prepare that for Sunday already? 

M. Laitman: Well, when we start, let's say Sunday, Monday, yes.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (31:32) This doesn't have anything to do with the prayer we do at three every day?

M. Laitman: At what time? 

Student: At three, the Kli enters a prayer. 

M. Laitman: I didn't know anything about that. 

Reader: (31:57) So, announcements. 

Song: (32:08)