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Managing All Of Nature

Laitman_712_03Question: Why does the upper force want man to understand the plan of creation in this world and to be able to manage his own fate? Is it a sign that the upper force is losing control of man?

Answer: True, this power passes to man and he is beginning to manage himself and nature, instead of the upper force.

It is part of the plan and the thought of creation. Although the upper force gradually transfers to us, the united integral structure of the whole system doesn’t change. However, man is part of it, attains it, understands and manages it, and accordingly becomes eternal and infinite.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/8/15

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Payment In Kind

Laitman_633_3Question: In the Netherlands it is officially allowed to pay for various services through sexual relations. For example, payment for driving lessons through sexual relations is not considered to be prostitution.

This was confirmed by Minister of Transport and the Minister of Justice at a meeting in parliament. They believe that it is the same as that of barter: quid pro quo.

Answer: I like that they have stopped connecting sexual relations with love because sex has no connection to love.

Love is a personal emotion that is derived from connection with another person, from how much good they do in regard to each other, as much as they have gotten used to and connected with each other. It is the same way that a dog loves his master, and the master loves his dog.

In fact, love is a state where you feel the desire of another person, no matter if this is a stranger or a relative, and you want to fulfill this desire. In this, there is no connection to the sex of the person. It could be a person or a beast; it makes no difference. You simply do what this creature wants, whereas in sex you are concerned about fulfilling your own personal desires, sexual desires. Just as we want to eat, to sleep, to walk around, to see something interesting, so we also want to satisfy our sexual desires.

Does a deep relationship exist with each other in this? This is a question.

Much of this, of course comes from human culture that has developed over the past thousand years. It is very much connected to the continuation of the species, a desire for my children, my progeny, as with animals. For example, when a lion meets a lioness that already has small cubs, he kills her cubs and lives with her. He wants to produce his own progeny with her.

This is talking about the satisfaction of normal carnal desires, which the wisdom of Kabbalah calls material desire. It is associated with the continuation of the species. I am used to a particular body and satisfy myself through it, whereas it could be that another body would not give me such states.

Furthermore, there are different kinds of corporeal conditions between people: habit, feelings of pleasure, etc. If something gives me pleasure, then I begin to be concerned about this object, how I could enjoy it in a few hours or days. All of these are purely egoistic thoughts. There is nothing else here.

However, in addition, we constantly are developing egoistically, so sex becomes something abstract for us. Today, there are many other possibilities for sexual satisfaction: movies, pills, and all kinds of mechanisms. Humanity is very resourceful and in order to enjoy itself, it doesn’t stop at anything.

Prostitution is the oldest profession. Among other things, it is legal in the Netherlands. But it is desirable to take a closer look at these issues. So, if it is possible to pay with sexual relations in exchange for anything, then a teacher will demand payment from students for good grades.

Question: According to what the Ministers of Transport and Justice say, in kind payment for driving lessons is not prostitution. However, the opposite offer of sex in exchange for a driving lesson is considered to be an offense. In other words, a lesson in exchange for sex is a legal transaction, and sex for a lesson is illegal commerce with the body.

Answer: Well, somehow they would reach an agreement between them. We are entering into an era where, instead of pocket money, we will have the body and that’s all. Nothing more will be needed. In a few more decades, this will be accepted by everyone quietly and calmly.

Question: You look at the world and it truly is becoming unhinged. Where are we going?

Answer: It is interesting to watch how the world is changing is transforming. Everything is advancing according to the program of creation that must be implemented.

The question is how much a foolish humanity still will need to tolerate to understand that it is necessary to proceed according to the right connection with nature, resembling it, when all of nature is mutually connected with itself.

If the right connection is found between us, then the right connection with nature also will be found on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate, and we will create a single and shared whole. Within it, we can discover the higher power that created and manages everything. Then, we can see a bright future for us.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/20/15

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Autism – A Correction For The Whole Society

laitman_628_1Question: Why are there people who come into the world with conditions such as autism? How can people with low levels of mental development, who cannot read or write and don’t have the ability to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, undergo correction and attain the upper Light, the Creator?

Answer: We have to take care of such people. Society has to take responsibility to do work with them. In no manner or way is it allowed to neglect them because there is a great correction of the soul.

People in these states have no freedom of choice so they certainly cannot correct themselves; but the higher system carries out the correction for him, so these people are also imperative for our world.

Question: Is the correction also for their parents?

Answer: Not just for the parents, but for society as a whole.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/1/15

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Why Does The World Need The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

laitman_254_01Question: Why do you teach the wisdom of Kabbalah, what does it give you?

Answer: I am carrying out a mission, this is my job. I teach the wisdom of Kabbalah to people all over the world who listen to me, are familiar with the Kabbalistic sources, and don’t want to spend their lives in vain. They realize that this ancient science, which is almost 6,000 years old, speaks about the foundations of our world and about how we can attain the upper world during our lifetime.

I believe that this wisdom is crucial for mankind and that the source of all our sufferings is in not knowing what the meaning of our existence is. People need to know and to find out about it at least in order to live a better life and to ensure a better future for our children. This is especially true if a person has the opportunity to exist both in our world and in the upper world that is eternal and whole.

Through teaching Kabbalah I offer people a chance to be saved from the sufferings and I am very happy that I have a chance to do that.

At the same time, I suffer greatly when I see how the world suffers and what happens in the world every day. After all, the more developed a person is, the more he can see that the world can be different, people enjoying and rejoicing together instead of people destroy one another. It is felt as terrible personal suffering.

Therefore something must be done to enable every human being in the world to reach a change through his or her own correction.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/1/15

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What Is The Significance Of Earthly Life?

laitman_744Question: If in a previous life a person was involved with the wisdom of Kabbalah, what does this give him in the next incarnation?

Answer: If a person in physical life already had a particular spiritual level, it means that he doesn’t need to return to an earthly state any more.

But in case he has a particular task regarding other people, he can return here. This is already a matter of the higher management.

A person who is on a spiritual level, when he returns to this world or even if he doesn’t return, as a general rule he continues his ascent by connecting with other parts of the common soul, the overall system.

Question: Should he be concerned about not coming back?

Answer: No. Understand that when we see the true system of management, we agree with it absolutely; there is no possibility that we will haggle. We see that everything is happening according to correct, just, and absolute laws.

The only meaning for physical life is to reach the next level of existence, ascending to it to attain eternity and wholeness while still in this life.

First, this state cannot be compared to our present existence.

Second, our world (“Olam” from the word “Alama” – concealment) is imaginary. It exists thanks only to concealment. It is as if the true picture of creation is concealed from us and we are shown something that is in the shadows. In fact, our world doesn’t exist; the moment that we correct ourselves, we no longer require a state called “earthly life.”

Moreover, we change our earthly state even within this life, without limiting ourselves in any way, without risking anything, and simultaneously attain the next higher level. And as long as our body is alive, we exist in the two worlds. And when the body dies, we respond to this with complete serenity, because we are already in another world.

As my teacher Rabash would say: “Just as you take off a shirt at night and throw it in the wash, so you throw your body in the wash.”

Question: What will happen to the physical world after all the souls become connected with the Creator? How will our planet Earth appear? Will there be money, banks, and skyscrapers?

Answer: None of this will exist because our world exists only in our imagination. This is an imaginary reality that is given to us in our current senses and is produced only within our desire. But outside of our desires, it doesn’t exist. There is only one general Light that can be perceived only with new senses that are developed accordingly.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/1/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12.31.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “What Are the Powers Which Are Needed for Work”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,“The Mutual Guarantee” 

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 12.30.15

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Pornography On The Children’s Channel

laitman_600_02Question: A court accepted the petition about prohibiting the screening of the series, “Youth” during prime-time on the Israeli Children’s Channel because of its pornographic content.

The court determined that it would be permissible to screen the series beginning at 10 pm only, for children above the age of 14. How do you relate to the fact that children above the age of 14 will have contact with such content?

Answer: It is necessary to give children an education, but correctly, because even from the age of 10 they begin to have interest in the opposite sex. And if there is a need for this in a child and sex education is truly necessary at a particular age, then it is necessary to educate them not at 10 pm, but at a time when they have the possibility of viewing these programs.

I remember that I began to be interested in this question when I was 12-13 years old. My mother worked as a gynecologist, so in our home library there were also books about gynecology.

They were placed on the upper shelves, but I would climb up there, take these books and look at them. Of course, I still didn’t understand anything in them, but my mother, incidentally, explained a few things on the subject to me herself. So I knew something.

But without a doubt, there is a need for this! Only this must be offered to a child correctly, not excessively, not obscenely, but kindly like human beings with a humane approach.

It is necessary to explain to children how this happens with animals and with people, why, what for, and how we can use it to enjoy life. Basically, sex attracts a person because it is the highest source of pleasure in our world. That means it is necessary to bring them to it correctly.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/18/15

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2016 – The Year Of ISIS Attacks Against Israel

laitman_284From the News (Arutz Sheva): “The Israeli intelligence community assesses that Israel is likely to be targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016, Middle East Newsline (MENL) reports.

“This, despite a report last month by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) noting that the Palestinian cause is not a major issue for ISIS.

“MENL quotes Israeli sources saying that the successful Russian air offensive against ISIS in Syria has sparked an exodus by the terrorists that could lead to attacks against neighboring Israel. Attacks could also come from Egypt.

“‘We have been very fortunate until now,’ a source said, ‘but it looks like ISIS is preparing to find other venues, and the most logical one is here.’ Recorded ISIS threats against the West have included Israel at times.

“Just last week, an Israeli court indicted five Israeli-Arabs, ages 19 to 27, on charges of establishing an ISIS cell. Nearly a year ago, a ring of seven ISIS conspirators from the Galilee was uncovered, led by 40-year-old Nazareth attorney Adnan Ala a-Din, a graduate of Hebrew University Law School. Support for ISIS has also grown among the Bedouin sector. …”

My Comment: The Creator leads us to the realization that only our unity will give us the intelligence and strength to resist real threat against us from ISIS and the whole world. Kabbalah describes the forces that will force the Jews to unite in order to awaken the revelation of the higher power of goodness in the world.

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