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Does The World Need Money?

laitman_600_04Question: In what way is it possible to help the world other than with money?

Answer: The world has no need for money; instead it needs people who understand this world. There is no connection to money here.

Money is received for some potential, some possibilities, but if this doesn’t come along with intelligence, then it only harms the world. Money enslaves a person. The person who is most free is someone who has nothing, but also has no need for anything.

Suppose that a billion dollars “fell” on you now. You would sit from morning to night thinking about what to do with this and with that; your freedom would end So, truly great people, authors, artists, and musicians were always afraid of too much money, only enough so that there would be means for them to work.
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From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 5/13/15

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About Love And Success

Laitman_201_02Question: Where is it possible to find true love, and who is a successful person?

Answer: True love can only be through a feeling in which the person doesn’t think about himself as the object of love, but about the person who is loved, so he is concerned about how to do something for him. So, in life, true love can be put into practice only through the implementation of the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

A truly successful person is someone who compares himself with others not to attain material success and higher competitive capacity, but to use the characteristic of natural envy to move more quickly than others toward spiritual correction.
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From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 5/13/15

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Fathers And Sons

Laitman_167The Torah, “Numbers” 3:1 – 3:4: These are the descendants of Moses and Aaron on the day that the Lord spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai. These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadav the firstborn Avihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed Cohanim, whom he consecrated to serve as Cohanim. Nadav and Avihu died before the Lord when they brought alien fire before the Lord in the Sinai desert, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar, however, served as Cohanim in the presence of Aaron, their father.

Nadav and Avihu wanted to do what was most sacred, but they were not ready for it. So, the deed itself caused their death. However, these were not people, they were characteristics.

It is necessary to look at everything simply. Suppose that we are assembling some kind of machine or apparatus from a wide variety of parts. Suppose that we are designing, creating, embedding, cutting, painting, and gluing them, and other additional activities. The same thing also happens in spiritual work. The correction of the characteristics of “Nadav” and “Avihu” is through burning them with fire, even though they hurry ahead.

So, it is necessary to accept the Torah not as a tragedy that is talking about the sufferings of people, but as a guidebook for spiritual correction. Suppose that we have a group consisting of ten people, ten internal characteristics that are mutually connected. Among them are characteristics that must be burned, killed, cut, glued, and so-forth. As a result of this, from all of this, we get a circle of all of our characteristics.

Question: Does this mean that we remove everything that is superfluous?

Answer: They are not superfluous since new forms must be discovered.

Question: Nadav and Avihu had no children. So, after their death, Eleazar and Ithamar needed to help Aaron. However, if the firstborn had children, would they serve with Aaron?

Answer: If Nadav and Avihu had children, it would be necessary to raise them, meaning to elevate what remains of the characteristics of Nadav and Avihu to the level of HGT because fathers and sons are two linked levels. Certainly, it would be possible in a case like this that it would be necessary to replace one Partzufim with another. We have examples like this. However, then Nadav and Avihu would not be the same characteristics that they were, and they even wouldn’t have been called by these names. If they had continuity, they would have become regular levels: fathers – sons, and fathers – sons – grandsons.

However, the principle of spiritual work is very simple: in unity, attain the characteristic of mutual bestowal within which the Creator is revealed.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/31/14

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Living For The Soul

laitman_537Question: You said that every person must attain his own soul. Can you explain how I will behave once I attain my soul?

Answer: A person who attains his soul begins to see the spiritual world, the upper system that governs us. He begins to see everything above time, motion, and place.

The soul’s perspective isn’t from the birth to the death of the physical body, but from zero to infinity; to the height of the whole ladder a person climbs toward his soul. He will behave only for the benefit of the soul, just as at the moment a person’s behavior is determined only by pleasing his body, his egoistic desire.

A person who discovers his soul feels that this is a totally different life, as it is written, “I saw an upside down world.” Then, he begins to live for the soul since this his greatest eternal part. Previously, he felt pleasure in a totally different manner. The Light that fills the soul fills a person with pleasure that is 620 times greater than all the pleasures in this world.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 5/10/15

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Science And Consciousness

Laitman_083Opinion (David Chalmers, Australian Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist): “Consciousness is the most mysterious phenomenon in nature. Why do we have consciousness? The answer is unknown. Physics explains chemistry, chemistry explains biology and psychology. But consciousness is beyond the normal definition of our world.

“Consciousness is fundamental. Physicists accept particular aspects of nature as basic: space, time, and mass. They deduce and derive the basic laws that govern nature. These characteristics and laws are not explained in any other form, and upon them a model of the entire world is built. If it is impossible to explain consciousness by means of the basic existing elements (space, time, and mass), then that must also be included in this list, accepting consciousness as a basic element of nature.

“Consciousness is universal. Every system has consciousness to a particular degree: Not only people, flies, and bacteria, but also the elementary particles. Even a photon has consciousness. Does a photon have understanding or thought; is it tormented by worry about where it is being carried with the speed of light? No, but there are possibilities that photons have some kind of subjective feeling, something that precedes consciousness.

“It could be that the connection of consciousness to physical processes is a connection of consciousness with information. There, where information is being processed, is where consciousness is also found. The integrated processing of information, as with humans, is integrated consciousness. The simple processing of information, this is simple consciousness.”

My Comment: The wisdom of Kabbalah maintains that everything is only in the human. And everything that seems to us as outside of the human only seems that way to us, but essentially everything is found within us, and outside of us there are no other creatures. Consciousness is connected with information, which depends only on connections with the Upper Light, the characteristic of bestowal.

Only the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) and the Ohr Pnimi (Inner Light), in all the forms that are created (still, vegetative, animate, including humans) maintain consciousness, to the degree of the development of the ego within them and the ascent above it. See Lesson Number 1 from April 5, 2015. We are “swimming” within the Upper Light, in the higher consciousness….
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.05.15

Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Item 3

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,  “The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings”

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