Daily Lesson8 Haz 2024(Morning)

Part 2 Baal HaSulam. Matan Torah [The Giving of the Torah]

Baal HaSulam. Matan Torah [The Giving of the Torah]

8 Haz 2024
To all the lessons of the collection: Baal HaSulam. Matan Torah [The Giving of the Torah]

The transcript has been transcribed and edited from English simultaneous interpretation, thus there may be potential semantic inaccuracies within it.

Daily Lesson (Morning) June 8, 2024.

Part 2: Baal HaSulam. Matan Torah. [The Giving of the Torah]

Reader: We're going to be reading in Baal HaSulam writings, in the article, “The Giving of the Torah,” “Matan Torah,” we're in item 15. We'll mention that the study material is on the Arvut system, as well as SvivaTova, and you can send live questions through there. The writings of Baal HaSulam, the article, “The Giving of the Torah,” item 15.

Reading Item 15: (00:33)

Now we can understand the words of Hillel HaNasi to the proselyte, that the essence of the Torah is “Love your friend as yourself,” and the remaining six hundred and twelve Mitzvot are but an interpretation and preparation for it (see Item 2). And even the Mitzvot between man and the Creator are regarded as a preparation for that Mitzva, which is the final aim emerging from the Torah and Mitzvot, as our sages said, “The Torah and Mitzvot were given only so as to cleanse Israel” (Item 12), which is the cleansing of the body until one acquires a second nature defined as “love for others,” meaning the one Mitzva: “Love your friend as yourself,” which is the final aim of the Torah, after which one immediately obtains Dvekut with Him.

But one must not wonder why it was not defined in the words: “And you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” He did this for the above reason that indeed, with respect to a person who is still within the nature of creation, there is no difference between the love of the Creator and the love of his fellow person, for anything that is from another is unreal to him.

And because that proselyte asked of Hillel HaNasi to explain to him the desired outcome of the Torah, so his goal would be near and he would not have to walk a long way, as he said, “Teach me the whole Torah while I am standing on one leg,” he defined it for him as love of his friend since its aim is nearer and is revealed faster (Item 14), since it is mistake-proof and is demanding.

M. Laitman: Is that clear? Any questions? Yes. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (03:34) Why does he say that it's the same thing to love the Creator like to love the friend? He explains that because whoever is outside of him is considered unattainable, but I'm sitting with a friend. I talk to him. I have some kind of connection towards my friend. 

M. Laitman: But towards love towards the friend and love towards the Creator, there's no difference because you don't feel either of them, you don't have records from love of friends and from love to the Creator. 

Student: I didn't understand. 

M. Laitman: What didn't you understand? 

Student: What does it mean towards love of a friend, I have no, there's nothing real about it. What does it mean?

M. Laitman: You don't have deficiencies to begin with, to love your friend.

Student: But we learn also in other places that out of the gifts that the friend gives or I give him, an embroidering of some garment of love happens from this interaction maybe? 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: With the Creator it's some, it's great, He surrounds everything. I don't really know; can't really feel the interaction with Him. 

M. Laitman: That's correct on one hand, on the other hand it isn't because even if you take a small child so he can love whatsoever is close to him, what he can feel in his hands, put in his mouth maybe, and here obviously with the Creator it's different. But again if the Creator constantly draws a person to come closer to Him, so by the exercises we're learning about here in “Matan Torah,” we can reach that same mutuality with the Creator just like it seems to us that we can reach mutuality with a friend.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (06:05) The main essence of the Torah is to reach the love of the Creator or the love of people? 

M. Laitman: Love of the Creator.

Student: Know the Creator and through the love of the created being we come to the love of the Creator, yes?

M. Laitman: Yes, yes. 

Student: So here he writes, you can understand with simplicity that the main matter of the Torah is in love the friend as thyself. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: And even the commandments between a person and the Creator are also a direct connection to this Mitzva so you can, inverts the order here?

M. Laitman: Yes, this is what he writes.

Student: So he writes that the whole purpose of the whole Torah is to reach love thy friend as thyself and even the commandments between a person and the Creator is in order to reach love thy friend as thyself, is doing, intensifying that. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: So is there some kind of flip here? Am I confused? 

M. Laitman: We probably don't exactly understand it but loving the other created beings include love of the Creator in that.

Student: And from the opposite side, how do commandments between the person and the Creator bring them closer to love others?

M. Laitman: That's easier because the Creator supposedly includes everyone and if we come closer to the love of the Creator, so obviously we also come closer to the love of the created beings.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (07:57) When we talk about commandments between the person and his friend, it's usually in the language like Rabash explains in the “Social Writings,” one will help his friend in all kinds of actions that we understand more or less. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: When we talk about between a person and the Creator we talk in a different language, it's like with intentions, in order to receive, in order to bestow, lights and vessels.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: They can't reach love the friend if you don't also learn the intentions because I cannot love a friend. It's not a real love if it's in order to receive; it's hidden.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: That's why we need to also combine these two languages together, otherwise it's a lie; I love the friend, I can come to him with flowers, but inside I'm all in order to receive.

M. Laitman: Yes, that's it. Yes. There are issues in both of them, whichever direction we reach.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (09:13) He opened the article with being commandments between the person and the Creator and the person and his friend. And now he's kind of saying, after this whole spin, he says this answer that the commandments between a person and his fellow man is preferable, and they're the same, and that's why you have to start with them, because they're mistake-free, and the ones between a person and the Creator, they're not demanding or something. So why were the commandments not given gradually? Why not give them in the form of, here, do the commandments between the person and your fellow man, don't get confused as if you have some commandments between a person and the Creator and after you're done, really you see how you're in this or you're not in this, when it comes to a person and his friend, then you'll come to the real commandments between a person and the Creator, and then it will really be that, not what it seems to you that it means between a person and the Creator.

M. Laitman: Well?

Student: Because the whole confusion now, which is also what he opened up to scrutinize this article, is that everyone says that the commandments between a person and the Creator, that's also the dispute. 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: So what's the benefit?

M. Laitman: I don't know what the benefit is. For now, I see that love your friend as yourself is the rule of the Torah and from that you reach love the Creator.

Student: Correct, but in practice what happens is that we take the commandments between a person and the Creator and love thy friend kind of gets pushed to some corner.

M. Laitman: Well, that depends who you're talking about. As much as a person can understand that this is what brings him to the goal. 

Student: What for, do we here in our society need commandments between the person and the Creator?

M. Laitman: Because this commandment includes everything.

Student: What, the Mitzvot between a person and the Creator? 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: But as long as I don't have yet the commandments between me and a friend..?

M. Laitman: But this is the path. 

Student: How do I work on the work of the Creator? I have no examination, I feel like I'm before the Creator, I'm doing some kind of commandment. I feel myself as if I'm..?

M. Laitman: You can’t be connected to the Creator if you're not connected to his created beings.

Student: So if so, then why do we need commandments between a person and the Creator directly? 

M. Laitman: No, first love your friend as yourself, then love your Lord, the Creator.

Student: Correct. So therefore, for what do we in our society, we have both commandments between a person and the Creator as well. So why do we have to do that? Why don't we do the commandments between a person and his fellow man, let's do those, correct that, and then from that we'll come to the commandments with the Creator.

M. Laitman: No, it's impossible. 

Student: That's my question. Why?

M. Laitman: Well, we must reach those two commandments. Love your friend as yourself, and love the Creator.

Student: Correct, so let's work in love of friends. We'll leave the commandments between the person and the Creator for later on. If we now jump to commandments between the person and the Creator, it's like we're skipping, so we're trying to rise to the second degree before we've reached the first degree. 

M. Laitman: So Kabbalists explained to us that if you don't intend to reach love of the Creator, so also the fact that you're performing commandments in love your friend as yourself, it will also be incorrect.

Student: Okay, so how do we aim towards love thy Lord, thy God before you reach love thy friend as thyself? 

M. Laitman: We aim to reach that afterwards because it's two degrees that in one commandment is towards friends.

Student: Okay, so let's say we do a certain action, we do a meal like gathering of friends, we try to do something with our friends, we're trying to come closer, we don't forget that all of this is so that we will reach love your God with all your might, etc.. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: And when we do commandments, they're directly between us and the Creator..

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: What do we need to think at that point? 

M. Laitman: There's nothing to think about. It includes everything. 

Student: How, he says that there's no demanding? 

M. Laitman: Yes, but first you're keeping love your friend as yourself. 

Student: When I perform a commandment between the person and the Creator..? 

M. Laitman: So to begin with, you can't.

Student: I can't, then why am I doing it?

M. Laitman: You're doing it because there will be a second stage in love of others.

Student: But that's the second step.

M. Laitman: Okay, but you have to reach it. 

Student: But I'll reach it out of love your friend as yourself, not out of working towards loving the Creator. If I do a prayer to the Creator some appeal, some action that is known that it's between the person and the Creator. 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: I might, as far as I understand the article, he says there's no demanding. So it seems to me like I'm before the Creator in a direct manner, so what do I need love of friends for? 

M. Laitman: You cannot keep this, perform it, because you have no feeling of the others. You can't reach love of the Creator without love of the created beings.

Student: So why hold on to it externally, to those points. Why now do some direct appeal to the Creator seemingly that we're doing some actions that are direct to the Creator if I cannot do it without me having love of others? I can just confuse myself on this from what is written here. It's as if I'm already directly connected to the Creator.

M. Laitman: You can't be in a direct connection with the Creator because you don't have a connection with the created beings. You complete your connection with the created beings and you continue in the same direction with your connection with the Creator. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (16:51) Maybe to continue that: what's the identity of a friend in spirituality because in corporeality we identify characteristics, attributes, his attitude towards things, and even the acts of love your friend as yourself, they are tangible. He'll give you his pillow even if you don't have one. What happens here, what's the identity of a friend when we connect because there's a feeling that everything becomes one, one soup that you can't identify?

M. Laitman: So we're in that same soup. 

Student: So what is love your friend as yourself when we really connect. How to characterize it? When the friend is corporeally tangible, I know what to do with that, I have to give him before me, everything, I know what to do there.

M. Laitman: So love your friend as yourself also. First of all give it to him, to him, to him. 

Student: But when we connect he loses his identity and you don't know where, where the friend is. Who is the friend?

M. Laitman: As yourself.

Student: As yourself, I understood.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (18:09) I'm saying but it's also a question, even though my questions sound like they're not questions, the questions, so I'm apologizing. I see like two actions, they go hand in hand: The actions in the Ten are external actions to come to love of others but there are inner actions that are called commandments between a person and the Creator in which we pray to reach the right intention, which is in order to bestow. So that's an inner action between a person and the Creator between a person and the Creator and there's an external one which is between the person and the Ten. Is that correct?

M. Laitman: Well?

Student: Is it right to look at things like this, to see this? 

M. Laitman: You can. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (19:09) Rabash writes nicely about this. He writes that 612 commandments are all aimed towards love your friend as yourself. And the final one of the 613 emerges from the existence, it comes from the observing of the 612 commandments. So if I have come to the stage in which the commandments between a person and his friend it's not yet connection, it's not yet love. It's a state of bestowing in order to bestow. It's like, at least I'm not harming my friend. Don't do to others what you don't want to be done to yourself, but the purpose of creation. And only later we need to create a connection with the Creator in order to receive from Him. But his condition that he put, the Creator has no conditions. He broadcasts, you receive. But the created being needs to put a condition that I'm receiving from the others, from love your friend as yourself. So it seems pretty clear of what Baal HaSulam writes here. 

M. Laitman: Okay, yes.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (20:20) He writes that the essence of the Torah and Mitzvot were given not but to join together Israel which is the purification of the body. Maybe we need to understand more what we need to attain from the Torah. What is the connection between the joining of Israel and the purification of Israel? How can we, this cleansing, what is it? How can we connect to these things? 

M. Laitman: To cleanse ourself from the will to receive.

Student: By which we'll be able to be cleansed and more connected? 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: And that's what we need to seek in the Torah and Mitzvot?

M. Laitman: Yes. Yes, yes.

Student: The effort is in Torah and Mitzvot. And the results need to be in the connection between us.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (21:21) I heard once from you that a person discovers that the person that stands before him loves him more than the one that loves him and he hates. I also heard that if I love someone, my friend, I'm coercing him, my will, because I love him. My question: How by me trying to love my friend do I intensify connection and intensify the light inside the Ten?

M. Laitman: By the connection.

Student: Yes, but here he says that the goal is to reach love. When I try to love and to reach the goal, I create hatred. That's what I heard. That if I discover that the person in front of me loves me more than I love him, I hate him. And if I love him more than he loves me, I am kind of forcing upon him my love, when we talk about love. So my question is: How do I make, I invert into becoming a friend who is connecting with the friends and not that's creating hatred by me seemingly, not seemingly, by me loving, not creating coercion and not creating hatred, but by loving, I'm creating connection and more drawing of light in the Ten. 

M. Laitman: Love will cover all crimes. If you really love, you can’t harm in any way.

Student: But the line that I'm working according to is what's the secret there where I love with all my ability, but the friend gets the greatest benefit of connection from that. What do I do? What do I perform on myself so that I'll work fully in love, but I'm filtering it in such a way that the friend will be able to get the greatest benefit for connection?

M. Laitman: You love him? 

Student: Yes. 

M. Laitman: You have more forces except for love? 

Student: Not to love. I can also not love him. Close him off. 

M. Laitman: So, you still didn't reach unconditional love. Okay. So, what would you want? 

Student: I know I haven't reached it. I want to draw the light in a greater force.

M. Laitman: You just want to love more. Right? In short. 

Student: To connect more, you're saying. 

M. Laitman: To love more.

Student: So, I don't understand this word altogether. What is this word? Because in order to draw more light to correct me, I need to connect more to the friend.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: And the word love, from what I'm hearing, does not cause that. Maybe it causes that when I'm corrected, but as I'm studying Torah, until I'm corrected, like it was said in the beginning of the article, that the righteous live in a world that's all good already now. And those who go in the ways of the Torah go in the way of sorrow. So, my question: When I go in ways of sorrow, what is that word to love when I'm still not corrected, which causes increased connection? 

M. Laitman: You can't love. No. You don't have vessels for love.

Student: Correct. That's exactly what I'm saying.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: So, my question, first of all, he says this word and repeats it all the time. And it's the word that interprets the whole Torah to some proselyte.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: I don't understand what I need to do. He says that we have to reach love, and we're actually discovering that I can't reach love. And that if I create love, in love, I'm actually causing hatred and separation. So, I didn't quite understand the whole…

M. Laitman: But the Creator can give you love in a place that you think that you can't have it. 

Student: Meaning, I need to come to a state where I see that I'm in a place that I'm not capable, I can't, I don't know, to love anyone. And if I try to do it, I'm causing excessive hatred. I need to leave that? 

M. Laitman: Additional hatred is only in order for you to really want to love. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (26:44) He talks in the article about love your friend as yourself, that with that you can come to love the Creator. Now, in the end, we can talk a lot about love but when we do actions together, there's room to come and truly examine whether you love the friend. Now, if we don't do many actions, it's a little difficult, there's no place to work. The question is, today, well, we used to do many common dissemination actions, we would do many external things, which gave the possibility to do this work between a person and his friend, and to really check how much you love your friends. The question is: Do you recommend to a Ten or as a society to create common actions, corporeal, physical ones, in order to do that work? Otherwise, we don't have any room to do it so well.

M. Laitman: If you feel a need, so it's worth it, in a limited way.

Student: The need is room for work. Let's say now we decide to do some kind of active dissemination together. One will say it's necessary, one will say it's not necessary, but the action for the sake of the action, in order to work on the connection between us, because the moment we decide about a certain action, we want to do a certain thing together. Also, resistance begins. Also, this one says, we need to, we don't need to. It creates the ground to work on. But if we don't create actions, you have no ground to work with. You come to the lesson, you do a couple of Zooms a day, and there's not enough interaction for you to create work. It's a question whether it's worthwhile to talk about the matter of creating actions.

M. Laitman: It's worth it. It's worth it.

Reader: (28:52) We read 15, so 16.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (29:17) From what I understood, there's the force of the Torah and Mitzvot, which cleanses the body. And then we come to purification of the body, and we come to the second nature, which is love of others. You know, is everyone equal in how to get to there, because one has an inclination to study Torah in order to learn from the light. He doesn't even feel a need to engage in love of others.

M. Laitman: Each and every one according to his inner qualities that he was born with. That's how the Creator made him. 

Student: Meaning, if I perform actions towards the friends, even though I know I don't love them, and it's all a game, it's not real. I need to feel what's the benefit from this, I need to feel a deficiency in order to come to the lesson and draw the light?

M. Laitman: You need to perform these actions because according to your understanding, and the way you explain it to one another, that is your work.

Student: The action of laboring to do actions towards the friend, does that draw the light?

M. Laitman: Of course it does. It awakens it. 

Student: So let's say if I only engage in that, I don't come to lessons, I don't study things of the wisdom of Kabbalah, is that enough, or does it depend, does each of us have to do it differently, how does it work? 

M. Laitman: They're more like you. 

Student: They have to come and draw the light?

M. Laitman: Or they think that they don't need to come, that it's enough for them to do some kind of action of dissemination or something. 

Student: But the goal is to truly reach love of others, no matter what. Even though when it just comes to study TES, it needs to aim towards reaching love of others. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (31:25) I want to expand this question. We need to love those who actually also want to reach love, or eventually do we have to reach everyone?

M. Laitman: Everyone. 

Student: So I'm looking around, and most of the people, if you talk to them about love, no one resists. But in the world in general, there are many people that are very resistant to this love. You can really feel like there's this force that is opposite, that there's truly a whole force here in this world that is... 

M. Laitman: There's nothing more hated than love.

Student: So that's the question, what do we do? Do we have to just say, hey, let's just find those who want to love us, or find some connection there, and the rest?

M. Laitman: Do you want to bring a solution? 

Student: No, I want to ask a question.

M. Laitman: So ask. 

Student: So the question is: How do we advance in this thing? Because I feel like there's people that are truly against, truly against this whole essence in their whole life, their whole Torah, even towards the same Creator. And not only in Judaism, you can see that they're really against this.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: So how does this work? 

M. Laitman: It still works, just not in the way you want it. You want to see the solution.

Student: That's for sure. But the question is, you're talking even between us. You find yourself looking at the reality outside, and you see, where will I even do an act of love here? 

M. Laitman: Don't look at the reality on the outside. Look at your friends that can be with you in one opinion as much as possible, and keep going together in that work, and that's it. 

Student: Okay, meaning our work, and this is also our attitude to our students. Our work is to focus on the connection of love with those at the moment who want to reach love.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: And all the rest I put on the side for now.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: And can this lead to a change of…?

M. Laitman: Gradually it will change with them too. You can't start with 100%. 

Student: That's for sure, but I'm asking myself, how can a person that his whole essence is opposite to love, but all of a sudden he'll wake up one day in the morning and say, oh, I want to love.

M. Laitman: Gradually he'll change.

Student: Even the opposite extreme.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: It's very hard to see that.

M. Laitman: And what do you see, how else can you see that you can turn them around?

Student: No, you see, look, maybe until a few years ago you could find many places in the world where some kind of general common goal, but the more you advance and with time you see that there are forces that are truly one against the other in reality. It's like there's one force for love and one force for killing, for the opposite of love. 

M. Laitman: Yes, so the revelation of truth, this is the revelation of the truth.

Student: Where does this aim towards in the end, this effort?

M. Laitman: The lights of the Messiah will bring everybody to hate each other, but they'll all be in one opinion: in one hatred. 

Student: It sounds very messianic.

M. Laitman: That's what I said. And then they understand that they need the Messiah and no less than that.

Student: After a few years here, you feel that it's right. You feel that it's the truth, really, that you're coming close to a point where you're really alone, you can't and also with the friends, in the end you come to this complete dependency on the Creator and the upper force that will make this change. But it's something that develops after years of exertion and actions and with the books and the teachers and all the sages and all these things. Then you look at the reality outside and you see that there's, like this feeling that there's no time to even reach it. Everything is closed up here, like in this ring.

M. Laitman: Everything will be okay. 

Student: I'm not concerned about myself. I'm more thinking about, really, those people that we want to draw towards us and to disseminate this message and really for this love to blossom.

M. Laitman: The time will come. 

Student: To simply continue then inside the…?  

Question (Asia): (36:13) In order to love, do we need to annul self-love? 

M. Laitman: No. But gradually it'll change. It'll get a different form.

Question (Women PT 6): (36:32) How to invert every moment, every lack to a lack to love the friend so it will hurt us in our heart that we don't have it?

M. Laitman: By exercises in each and every moment.

Question (Women H 17): (36:50) Also the commandment of love your friend as yourself needs to be done with the intention in order to bring contentment to the Creator? 

M. Laitman: Yes, of course.

Question (Women H 5): (37:05) What needs to be seen in the friends in order to love them? What, that they're good people? That they have giving? The question is: In what should we focus on in order to reach the love of a friend? 

M. Laitman: When they want together with you, with mutual help to bring each and every one from the group to the final purpose; the purpose of creation.

Question (Croatia): (37:34) Is there also a commandment of love your Rav?

M. Laitman: Yes, but it's understood through the Torah. 

Question: (Women Eng 1): (37:50) To attain love of friends each time. Another friend one after the other or do we attain the love of all the friends? 

M. Laitman: Again? 

Student: Is it that we need to reach love of friends through each time managing to love a single friend and then another friend? Or do we come to some general love of friends collectively?

M. Laitman: No, there's no laws for this. There are friends that are closer to me. There are friends further away than me. Ones that I love and I don't love so much. There still is a mixture of qualities.

Question (Women Turkiye 8): (38:40) What is this vessel that we need to create which will be the vessel for love?

M. Laitman: It's a vessel that feels the lack from connection with others. 

Question (Women Turkiye 5): (39:03) How do you build that vessel, the vessel of love? 

M. Laitman: By being together and constantly talking about the necessity to be in connection, in the general, permanent, consistent, even eternal connection that only such a connection leads us to the center of creation, to the central point. And then all the forces of creation will be all aimed towards us. And this is how we will merit. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (40:07) I heard a few weeks ago when we started talking about the practical commandments. So we said that no matter what, we always have to think of the Ten inside too.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: Let's say that we say Shema two times a day, and there's a sentence, love the Lord your God, and so on. How, it's clear that every time it appears differently, each one in his own state, how to keep the tendency that we're always thinking of the Ten inside a sentence, that it won't be disconnected from the actual reality we live in? 

M. Laitman: I think it's simple. You need to depict yourself in the way that you're connected to the Ten, and how you're changing by implementing this verse, love thy... 

Student: Yes, but how not to forget and prepare so that that will be the tendency and not to deviate from that point? 

M. Laitman: This is only through the connection with the Ten. Only through the connection. If you're connected to the Ten, it cannot be that you'll disconnect from that.

Student: Is it worth talking about it in the Ten?

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: How do we do it correctly? 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: Now, a different question about what the friend was asking. Today the state in the nation of Israel, I'm only speaking about in Israel now, is that more and more solutions that people thought that will solve something seem as impossible. And the only alternative now is where to suffer less. And it's in any area, in finance, in security, everything people counted on ever is just falling apart in front of their eyes. And how will that bring some kind of correct plea to the Creator? From the nation, I'm saying, not from us. How will that bring a true demand? 

M. Laitman: More than likely, a deficiency will be revealed in which it's possible to fill only through a true, mutual connection between everyone. Between everyone. Everyone will be despaired to the extent that it's impossible to resolve. It's truly impossible. Very simply. And then they will reach this solution. But how? And that's when the Messiah will be revealed.

Student: What is that Messiah that will be revealed? 

M. Laitman: The solution. The final solution. Which awakens everyone, discloses everyone, connects everyone, corrects everyone, and fills everyone.

Student: So, for now what's being revealed is more separation than what was in the past. Also, in times of trouble, the separation is growing. In the past, if there was trouble, everybody united. Today, even more and more separation is coming and more frustration that people feel. Here, we have a sword on our throat, but we still hate each other. 

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: So what is that Messiah that will suddenly come and bring a change? 

M. Laitman: The light of Hochma that will illuminate in the connection between us of how we need to be, how we need to get along with one another. 

Student: So it seems like a natural phenomenon.

M. Laitman: Yes, that's why it's called Messiah.

Student: Because according to nature, we only see destruction.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: And you think this time is close?

M. Laitman: Well, around noon at some point.

Student: I'm saying in how ready the nation is, not an hour of the day. 

M. Laitman: Yes. Very close. 

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (45:00) When we study every day and come to the lessons and make all the efforts, what should our prayer be? How should it get upgraded? What should we put an emphasis on with all this reality happening around us?

M. Laitman: Each talk with himself. When I asked Rabash, so he said, you tell yourself, hear Michael, etc., etc.. 

Student: What do I say to myself?

M. Laitman: What you think is worthwhile for you to say. 

Student: I see the state of our country.

M. Laitman: I'm not coming with you to examine the situation.

Student: I feel reality in a certain way.

M. Laitman: Whatever you say, you will say. That's it.

Student: So the main thing is to talk to the Creator?

M. Laitman: I'm not saying that either. You're choosing.

Student: So I don't understand what you answered. 

M. Laitman: That's what we have. That's what we have.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (46:26) In the last two items we just read, he speaks about the difference between commandments between friends and commandments to the Creator. What are commandments between man and place, and the Creator? 

M. Laitman: What we need to correct in our relation towards the Creator.

Student: Meaning?

M. Laitman: Love your Lord, your God.

Student: What is that?

M. Laitman: You'll have no other God but Me.

Student: The Creator is the quality of bestowal, unconditional love. So what does it mean to love Him? We have to love the quality of bestowal?

M. Laitman: Yes, yes.

Student: Commandments between a person and the Creator is our attitude towards the quality of bestowal.

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: And that can only be implemented in the relationships between the friends, because we don't have an intangible relation towards Him.

M. Laitman: Let's say, I don't know, maybe it will open up. 

Student: So it's two parallel paths?

M. Laitman: I don't know, you don't hear that sentence from me. I don't know, but I am certain that we will reach it, that's it.

Student: The question is, is it two stages, one and two, or is it something that has to happen parallel? Man's work with the friends is relatively clear, well according to what Rabash explains to us. But supposedly, this thing, relations between the person and the Creator, it's clear that it's concealed. And we say that we can only find it between the friends. But Baal HaSulam, in this specific article, he really focuses on it, he speaks about the difference between the two.

M. Laitman: Yes. 

Student: So there's an attempt to work between a person and the Creator without the friends? Or in parallel to the friends?

M. Laitman: It seems to me that that, no.

Student: It's like another discernment that develops in the relationship with the friends? 

M. Laitman: Yes.

Student: So, it is in stages, it's like supposedly a second stage.

M. Laitman: Could be. I won't answer you for what you want to ask because it comes out of the framework of our study.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (49:21) From what we read from Rabash and Baal HaSulam and what I heard from the friends, and from you today, I wrote a prayer. Could I let the friend read it, maybe we can incorporate in it?

M. Laitman: Incorporate.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (49:56) Dearest Creator, we want to thank You for every gift of sorrow You give us. It is the source of our longing and our common need is the glue of connection between us. That, together we will need Your mercy; together, we are full of gratitude for Your perfect judgment. And we're asking You to give us the forces to live in faith. That every difficulty You give is a gate for revealing the mercy and the good, Your endless good. Together, we're asking of You to bless our gathering every day; that You will be the opening to receive the light of Your redemption. And by the awakening between us, we're asking that the nation of Israel will wake up for the purpose of creation and its path to fulfill its destiny. Please watch over us from any enemy that comes against our desire to reach You with unity. May our desire be towards You, great King, and we will be rewarded to be, as one man with one heart, one holy nation to bring Your mercy to the whole world. That, together with Your creation, we will dance and sing together in a festival and praise for Your great name. Thank You for hearing all of our prayers and always answering with love and grace, thank You, Amen. 

M. Laitman: Amen.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (51:59) Continuing the direction we started with the commandments, yesterday we were talking about it. We got a few questions from the friends if we can ask?

M. Laitman: You can.

Student: Yesterday we asked you, you said it's especially for whoever's here. We asked if it's something universal and helps advance the soul, so is it something that's right for all the friends in the world or only for whoever’s here? So, you said that you don't know, you're not responsible for all those around the world but you'll be happy that they connect to us and be like us. So, friends were asking what does it mean that you're not responsible for those around the world because they're studying with you? 

M. Laitman: I'm in a mutual tight connection with them. I'm not, so I can't be responsible to them, for them.

Student: If a person devotes his life to study with you he feels that he's with you and you're his teacher.

M. Laitman: If it is the way you are speaking now that he devotes his life to the connection with us, then I'm with him, yes.

Student: Another question from a friend, will there be a way that they will be able to pray with us, whoever wants. Because we don't broadcast it, so is there a way to get a broadcast or something, I don't know?

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (53:44) The first stage we're not gonna be broadcasting it. 

M. Laitman: What’s in the first stage?

Student: We're going to open a Zoom, I'll update in the end. We're going to have a Zoom in Hebrew in the first stage, and then we'll see what else, onward. 

M. Laitman: Okay, in short, turn to the friend, to all the friends who want to scrutinize these things, he's the address. Clear?

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (54:20) Maybe a general question for friends that won't be here. Whoever here is physically, but friends from the world, what do you recommend that they do amongst themselves in the Tens and the groups?

M. Laitman: First of all, I don't know in what way they're connected to the language because first of all, it's first and foremost it's a matter of language, that's it. We need to scrutinize this and sort this and try to see how we can help them come closer to the understanding of the prayer.

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (55:21) I can say that the Turkish friends, they have a Zoom for the men and a Zoom for the women, and they pray on their own. Each one gives his prayer, they connect together, not as Tens but in general, all the Turkish men and women in a different… 

M. Laitman: I'm hearing this for a couple of minutes, and you can continue but I'm telling you, this is not what I intended, what I meant. I meant that what we will read will be before them in a language that is understood to everyone. It would be worthwhile for it to be in Hebrew, that's it. 

Announcement - Mutual Prayer: (56:17)

So maybe I'll give an update now to everyone. We wanted to update that from tomorrow at 5am, we're going to have a mutual prayer. How's it going to take place: After the song, every friend will bring his Tallit and Tefillin back to the place he's sitting. I'll come to the same point where I sat during the lesson. We're not going to gather here, there, everyone in this place. Whoever has Tallit and Tefillin at home, he should bring it and put it on the tables on the sides. Whoever doesn't have, can borrow from here, we have here. We also have enough Siddurim, prayer books, for everyone. We're going to be praying from a prayer book called, Tefillat Kol Peh, the prayer of every mouth. We sent a file of the text itself that we're going to read of the morning prayer. Of course, there's going to be someone that's going to be leading the prayer for all of us. And the prayer will be about 15 minutes. At the end, friends who want to continue their lesson summary, whatever is on their plans, they're all welcome to perform their habits. But about broadcast, as I said, first, it's going to be on Zoom in Hebrew for the friends who need to go to work or friends from the Israeli Kli. And we can only thank Rav and the Creator for this new opportunity here before us.

M. Laitman: But it will be from 5.15 to 5.30? 

Student: Roughly. We're going to be flexible. If we want, we'll be able to continue the lesson or shorten it before. We'll do it as a common action.

M. Laitman: Very well, so let's think about this until tomorrow. And we'll try to answer all these questions, doubts, etc..

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (58:24) About the study materials, you say it's better someone has a translation that he'll be able to read Hebrew in his own language? That'll be closest to Hebrew or a translation? 

M. Laitman: Try it this way and that way, I don't know, I don't know. Of course, whoever is here, then the Hebrew is close to him, even if a person doesn't know how to read yet. And that's how we will advance, okay?

Question (Petah Tikva Center): (59:13) We have a meal in 15 minutes. We wanted to ask, as students from Bnei Baruch, what deficiencies we need to build for the Rav to be present in our meal? 

M. Laitman: Pray. 

Student: I also want to ask if it depends on the deficiency of the students or on your health?

M. Laitman: No, it has nothing to do with the students, as much as it has to do with health deficiency. So, conclude, if so.

Reader: (01:00:00) We will say that today we're going to go to the Shabbat morning lesson. Now we're going to go downstairs. At 11.45, we have a preparation for the lesson. At noon, the lesson, and we'll end with a song.

Song: (01:00:20)