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The Upper World Is A World Of Information

laitman_219_01Question: In modern physics, the law of the conservation of information has become the most fundamental law. If before the main law was the law of the conservation of mass, energy, now it is information.

As a general rule, physics defines information as inversely proportional to entropy, that is, chaos. How is the soul/consciousness associated with this information?

Answer: This information is a clear comprehension of the relationships between the parts of the world we reveal in  Kabbalah.

The perception of the network of forces, their dependence and the interconnections between objects in this network and its connections, is information. Moreover, it is clearly calibrated and constantly changing, spilled from one place to another as in an ocean, between all the particles of the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking nature.

Information is found in every point of the network of forces, on all the levels that we specify. It aspires to fill the volume by itself, i.e., to transform not into a network but into a ball, a sphere, and when it reaches its full volume, then the creature reaches wholeness. In fact, complete information is what we call the “Creator.”

Everything that exists beyond this, besides knowledge, is a network of interconnections between the creatures that makes it possible for us to discover the information that fills this volume.

The information itself is originally there, in full, and its discovery is only relative to us. It is attained by us to the degree of the expansion of our consciousness, making it possible to discover this network.

In our world we always divide this information into completely different arbitrary sectors: physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, etc., into anything possible. But this indicates only the narrowness and the weakness of our perception.

In fact, information in the spiritual world is not perceived as existing in fragments, in various sciences. It is perceived as a single whole, and so even the perception of a small fragment of it is called the revelation of the Creator. In other words, the law of conservation of information says that in a closed system the amount of information is fixed.

In our world there exists only a weak glimmer of the information that descends from the upper world. Scientists are attracted to it, but they encounter a potential barrier between the two worlds.

Question: Is there some kind of feed that is descending from the upper world to our world?

Answer: Without a doubt! Our world is constantly gaining more nourishment from the upper world.

It is set on a particular program and encourages us to further development. If not for this illumination and its manifestation in our world in the form of more and more information, we would not aspire to it. A person cannot even subconsciously be attracted to something that doesn’t exist. So the information comes first and later the awakening of a desire for it.

This means that the physical world is an open system into which knowledge from the outside constantly streams. This contributes to the qualitative development of humanity.

So I hope that more and more Kabbalists will move through the potential barrier (Machsom) between our world and the next level, and this will produce such a good, beneficial connection between those below and above this barrier so that we will mutually help each other transfer more and more people through the barrier, or more precisely, their perceptions.

And then we will understand that even physical bodies actually have no place in our world because this is just one of the subjective feelings of physical existence.
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From KabTV’s “Kabbalah and Science” 10/7/15

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The Solution To Terror, Part 4 – A Spring Of Goodness

laitman_936Question: The nation of Israel has never been and never will be united. It is time to wake up from these childish dreams. Your call to unite is nothing more than propaganda. The nation of Israel is so divided that there is no turning back.

Answer: Of course, because the separation of the people has been going on for two thousand years. The Temple was destroyed because of unfounded hatred.

There is no connection between us, only hostility and estrangement. And we don’t even feel how terrible our division is, because our hatred has been so disguised over the past two thousand years that we don’t even feel we hate each other.

The hatred stems from the fact that we come from different peoples that lived in ancient Babylon. This hatred was revealed among the Babylonians in its most extreme, critical form, but then we realized that there is no other choice and that we must unite. This is the reason we gathered around Abraham who taught us the method of unity.

The same thing is happening today. We must fulfill Abraham’s method together, but I am glad the nation of Israel has recognized this inner hatred and can see its true state. We hate one another, and we feel distant from one another. There is no mutual care among us, and there is no power in the world that can correct our situation.

It is a good thing that the truth finally has been revealed to us. We finally have stopped deceiving ourselves, talking enthusiastically about the extraordinary friendship among our people.

I can bring much more convincing evidence to show how unrealistic it is to attain any form of unity among the people of Israel with the means at our disposal. All of our dreams about such unity are baseless, and it is a good thing that there are people who understand that.

But there is another means to attain unity that people don’t know, and I am happy to tell them about it. If we establish a certain unity according to the advice of Kabbalists, we will feel how effective it is and how such actions generate the force of unity.

We spur the source of unity from the inside because, after all, it exists in nature. The positive force exists in nature! We only need to be like it, and then it will burst into this world and gush from the ground like a spring of goodness.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/05/15, Lesson on the Topic “The Answer to Terrorism — Strengthening the Foundations of the Nation”

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Israel – A Mystical People

laitman_749_02Question: In your opinion, will negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and the leaders of the Arab nations bring improvement to the situation in Israel?

Not long ago, negotiations were arranged for maintaining the status quo of the Temple Mount, and it was expected that this would bring some calm. However, the next morning, the Arabs carried out three terrorist operations.

Answer: All these talks will lead to nothing. Humanity will not calm down. Our Arab neighbors will not calm down as long as the people of Israel themselves haven’t united between themselves integrally. This is the only solution and means of resolving this conflict.

If we want peace within our borders and security in our nation, we need to achieve unity among the Jewish people themselves. This may seem strange, but nothing else will help.

If we do this, the Arabs will stop their activities because the good relationships between us will be reflected in them and will obligate them to have a good attitude toward us.

Question: Isn’t this like some kind of mysticism?

Answer: Is the anti-Semitism all over the world, the general hatred toward this small people that totals several million people not mystical?

Is it not mystical that such a tiny people has brought culture, education, and all the elements of modern human society to all the peoples? Is it not mysticism that it hasn’t disappeared after thousands of years of exile?

The entire world has become integral and round, acting according to the laws of connection between the forces of right and left, plus and minus, and hot and cold. Everything is in balance, and it is only human beings who act only according to a negative force.

In humanity, there is no positive force! We need a positive force that will balance our ego. The method for awakening the positive force within a person is the method of Kabbalah discovered by Abraham.

He founded his group on its basis by gathering around him those Babylonians who agreed to connect and unite according to the principle of “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).

That is how Abraham created a group that eventually grew and became the people of Israel. The Jewish people are not based upon an ethnic community like all of the other peoples, but on an ideology, on an idea. We are all different but connected above these differences, as it is written, “…love covers all transgressions” (Proverbs 10:12).

Only thanks to this principle have we existed for all these thousands of years, as soon as we separated, we immediately began to to be killed. In the Scroll of Esther, it is written that Haman, when he was a minister in Babylon, said to the king, “There is a certain people scattered and separate among the peoples … let it be written to destroy them…” (Esther 3:8-9).

So Mordechai came and united the people, which helped them to be saved, and today we again are facing the same need to unite.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/25/15

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An Excursion Into Kabbalah—The Path To General Harmony

laitman_222_0Kabbalah is a science like all the rest of the sciences we perceive in this world. Many generations have worked hard to develop it, consolidating and shaping it into a general system of very difficult knowledge, because this knowledge is about the system of management that is at a level higher than our world.

We can easily manage the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature because they are below our level, although in principle we are all in the same world. And the step above it that the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about is the level of the upper world, and there are laws there that we don’t feel here, and new general rules operate there that are not completely known to us.

Kabbalists, in their writings Talmud Eser Sefirot, The Book of Zohar, and others,  offer some explanation of the upper worlds. They wrote these books for themselves because it is very difficult for a person to understand the higher system without attaining it.

So, for example, it is impossible to tell animals about our lives, and even though we have many things in common with them because we are on the level of the beast like them, there is no reason to explain to our little brothers how we live. In any case, they wouldn’t understand.

So, the Kabbalists didn’t even try to explain how the upper world is arranged since it requires completely different sensory and intellectual connections. It is not a higher level that can be added through all kinds of schemes, computers and devices. Rather, it is a completely different system that we don’t have.

To awaken the creation of this system in us, the Kabbalists suggest that we draw energy from the upper world and use its characteristics. Then, under its direct influence, we begin to discover these characteristics within us and feel another reality. With these feelings, a picture of the upper world is formed, and the understanding of the system of control of our world.

Here begins the research: What does the wisdom of Kabbalah give us? Which signs do we get from the higher system of management of our world? How should one react to them? How is it possible to come in contact with the upper world? If this is the control system of our world, can we go back and influence it? Can we manage our destiny, all that happens to us?

First of all, Kabbalah enables us to understand what the higher management wants from us, according to what plan it operates. We feel our world as the space surrounding us, we feel various changes within us and in the world, but we don’t know what will happen in the next moment, what the forces of management are pushing us toward. We always seem to try to clarify correctly what is happening to us, what nature wants from us, but we are always wrong. Our lives don’t get better.

To the degree of our development, emptiness appears in us. It used to be that we only tried to organize our spiritual, family and social life, but today people have deeper questions: What are we living for?

We see how much the young are cut off from their parents. People don’t want to raise families. They question the meaning of life and they don’t find an answer. Therefore, it is hard to live; it makes no sense; there is no incentive.

Here the wisdom of Kabbalah reveals the picture of what is happening in the world now, how we are managed, and what response nature expects from us with its signals. It reveals a picture of our future states and shows us how they can be achieved: either suffering or through our correct efforts.

So, the wisdom of Kabbalah comes as a very practical and relevant science for our time. We are beginning to understand why it was hidden so many years. Humanity didn’t need it. People were busy getting along in their lives; they were only interested in their own welfare and nothing more. They were satisfied with the level of the beast.

But our time is a special time for the disclosure of Kabbalah that began when the world began to become round and was revealed as integral and interconnected, interdependent, and common. And we cannot cope with this world because we are organized according to the linear principle of “give and take.”

We don’t understand our dependence on each because it is above the physical level. We don’t know our connection between the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.

We don’t know how they are connected to each other, complement each other, and are in equilibrium. Maybe we can guess about this, but it isn’t in our immediate sensation, and surely not in the feelings of human society.

As long as everyone lived in his corner—work, home, family—everything was okay. But from the middle of the past century, the world began to close in. Suddenly, we discovered an absolutely different picture: mutual dependence. But we still can’t work with it.

We see constant clashes in different countries, the collapse of the family, . Families are breaking apart, children moving away from their parents, etc. Society is crumbling. All of this is because we are trying to apply the old laws of human society in the new current conditions.

We are in a completely different system of connection between us, whereas within us, this system doesn’t exist. Here, the wisdom of Kabbalah appears and explains how to build this system.

The fact is that the upper world is built on conditions of general, full and absolute interconnection, and if we correct ourselves integrally and join, we can feel it and understand in what manner it is possible to mutually cooperate with each other correctly, to arrange our lives correctly, and further, that outside of our world we also will begin to feel another reality.

Then, all of space will open, and we will feel ourselves as existing eternally, not just in our beastly body, but interconnected into one unified system called Adam. This is the state that we must reach.

So, the key to eternal happiness exists in revealing the system of management of the upper world. It exists here, next to us, yet we don’t have the senses to feel it. Our corporeal (beastly) senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are sufficient only for a small fragment of the overall picture of creation. So, the wisdom of Kabbalah describes our level as the animal level.

But now we begin to feel the need to manifest a higher level of existence. In humans, there are questions about the meaning of life, its origin, and what happens after death. However, the inability to find answers to these questions lead us to depression and despair. But the fact that such questions arise just in our generation is good. Therefore it has merited the disclosure of Kabbalah.
To be continued.
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From the Conventions In Odessa, “In The Circle Of Unity,” Day One 10/16/15, Lesson 1

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Guiding Staff

Laitman_709The Torah, “Numbers,” 17:16 – 17:18: The Lord said to Moses saying:

Speak to the children and take from them a staff for each father’s house from all the chieftains according to their fathers’ houses; [a total of] twelve staffs, and inscribe each man’s name on his staff.

Inscribe Aaron’s name on the staff of Levi, for there is [only] one staff for the head of their fathers’ house.

Each of the princes of the twelve tribes had his own staff.

A staff is a guiding rod, i.e., the idea that guides a person and binds him to the goal. All the tribes had one goal but different paths. The ultimate goal is complete connection with the Creator, when Pharaoh and all the tribes connect to the Creator.

Each tribe has its own staff, meaning its own clear direction, its own role to fulfill. A tribe is something very strictly delimited, to the point that marriage between different tribes was banned. There was no mixing.

Only later when the Jews were in the land of Israel and fell from their spiritual height were such marriages allowed, because only when completely integrated and assimilated with other peoples of the world can the complete correction begin.

Until then mixed marriages were forbidden because every desire had its unique and predetermined role: it was either the male part or the female part of that desire.

And marriages in those days were determined by the heads of tribes  and clearly in line with the general movement of correction. They called the head of the family and instructed: “Your son should marry the daughter of a certain family from this tribe.”

This is how it was determined on the spiritual level. It refers to the spiritual progress because in those days it was clear to people for what they lived.

Question: What does it mean: “and inscribe each man’s name on his staff”?

Answer: By writing their names on the staff, the heads of tribes declared: I exist only in order to advance towards unity with the Creator. “I” is a group of people that is united in the form of a tribe.

In other words, the heads of tribes declare the unity between them and their progress towards the goal by such an action. In order to check and to clarify this goal again and to determine the next phase, they give their staffs to Aaron, which means that they subject themselves to the upper decision.

Now they must reaffirm that Aaron is their leader, that the tribe of Levi is their leader and that it decides everything and leads everyone. And so having passed their staffs. they give themselves to the upper justice.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/27/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.16.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 13 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “600,000 Souls” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 45

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