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The Coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty

By: Juan Josafat Ben Ezra

... to the coming of the Lord, I am not careful to controvert that position; so that it be granted to me that this part of the book which is called “th... ...l of sorrow and of intercession, on account of the delirious church, and praying God to grant us a little more space, and to send soundness of mind ... ...ather marvel how the growth of that wonderful creature, which put forth such a glorious bud of being, should come be so cloaked by the flesh, crampe... ...uch a puny, heartless, feeble thing as manhood should be the abortive fruit of the rich bud of childhood, than think that childhood is an imperfect p... ...iritual dispensation which is wont to be interpreted as complete in itself, without any bud or promise of another, is as much preparatory to another... ... by our Lord is but the beautiful unfolding of some great truth which lay folded in the bud, until the light and life should come to perfect the bea... ...This kingly office having received from God at his ascension, he doth even now exert in granting these two things, repentance and remission of sins ... ...xercising kingly sovereignty over the spiritual world, being able, and being willing to grant the blessings of his priesthood to all who believe on h... .... xxvii. “He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.” From Isa. xl...

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From Chaos to Harmony

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...and sublime value in and of itself, regardless of the social recog- nition it grants. In doing so, we will find that this attitude is actually a sou... ...ery long time and protected her. A female monkey that had lost her sight was granted special guard by the males. A male baboon whose brother had an... ..., the social esteem, and hence self-es- teem, and the power to control that it grants us. This egoistic attitude toward others creates imbal- ance and... ...rd others, and is expressed in caring about others’ well-being. This attitude grants perfect joy, since by creating this kind of bonding with others... ...reward will be relief from suffering on every realm in life. We will also be granted a new sense of meaning and substance in our lives. However, wh... ...r Six: The Road to Freedom 101 ground and its shape is completely lost, a new bud of wheat still grows from its inherent essence. The first fac- tor...

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The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...BOUT RABBI SHIMON BAR-YOCHAI 1 In the second century CE, a single man was granted the spiritual knowledge that Kabbalists had accumulated for 3,000 ... ... at use here—cutting off, or pruning the impure forces from Malchut (rose bud). THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE DOVE: The turtle dove is a Sefira, the prope... ...ers, MAN, “questions”) should be about one thing only: for the Creator to grant us the strength necessary to ascend spiritually, to transform our de... ... world), and they shall join your Assembly.” Rabbi Shimon said, “Time was granted to him, he was granted time” (Rabbi Chiya’s time has not yet come)... ...He has put up many gates ON THE PATH TO HIM, and thanks to these gates He grants sufferers the opportunity to draw closer to him, the opportunity fo... ... SAM, Eliyahu took upon himself his role of a prosecutor, and was thereby granted an opportunity to defend Israel (one who aspires to the Creator) w...

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Kabbalah for Beginners

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...at these guidelines are the only way to study Kabbalah in a way that will grant the student spiritual perception. But Baal HaSulam also says there a... ...hat it has no copyrights; it belongs to everyone. Know Your Limi Ts Lord, grant me strength to change what I can change, courage to accept what I ca...

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Kabbalah Revealed

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ds, we live our lives as comfortably as we can, but we take our existence for granted without asking about its purpose. But is it really that obviou... ... This similarity is called “equivalence of form” with the Creator. Having it grants its owner the same perception and knowledge as that of the Crea... ...and voluntary act. Because our will to receive constantly An Old Prayer Lord, grant me strength to change what I can change, courage to accept what ...

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The Kabbalah Experience

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...agony. When pleasure comes, we accept it as something natural and take it for granted, think- ing, “I deserve it.” When pain comes, we resent it and ... ...ves to change. We can only change if we are changed from Above. If we are not granted new attributes from Above, nothing will help; not my words and... ...everything is in the hands of the Creator (“all is foreseen and permission is granted”). This is exactly what The Rambam dealt with. One should say ... ...be used in our search for a connection with the Creator. As we are gradually granted new, greater desires, we should first gather our strength in or... ...ves. How? Through the method called “the wisdom of Kabbalah.” Nature did not grant us the power to change ourselves. That is why we need not ask Hi... ... to cross over. Just as a seed must rot completely in the ground before a new bud grows, so must our desires. The present desire must “rot” entirely...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...ustralia decided that it would determine whether an organization should be granted legal status as a religious group on the basis of whether it taught... ...ing rituals, and a belief system which may be explicit or simply taken for granted. Prime examples of these are the traditional American Indian and Au... ...d of its times, when male domination was even more prevalent and taken for granted than now. Very little allowance was made for women and, according t... ...ative town his aunt and foster mother, Mahaprajapati, thrice begged him to grant this privilege to women but was thrice refused and went away in tears... ...200. BUDDHISM 45 tices is highly questionable. Generally the view held by Bud- dhists who value yoga as a religious practice, is that since true enli... ...ring “psychic” powers. Such a belief reflects the amalgamation of original Bud- dhist tradition with popular acknowledgment that the actual ex- perien... ...mpt has been made to consider the many divergent schools of thought within Bud- dhism. However, I do not wish to finish this discussion without some r... ...to be said about the logic or the lack of logic in the Buddhist claim. For Bud- dhism this does not matter, because it is the experience of libera- ti... ...this previous life is the basis on which our present life begins. Not only Bud- dhists and Hindus hold to this, but a great many Christians as well (t...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...nce from their physical and social environments; they rely on their own development and their continued growth. They do not take blessings for grante... ... ―When looking at sex and power we have two powerful, probably innate, drives. Women, traditionally through their beauty, get power over men. Granti... ...‖ 59 —―Let‘s not forget the individual using his wiles to get God to grant ... ...ult humans, was offered by Dr. Harry Overstreet. He stated that, ‗The love of a person does not imply the possession of that person. It means granti... ... their lives and having good relationships as being spiritual qualities. It made for good press coverage, and maybe opened the doors for more grant ...

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