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What A Spiritual Level Feels Like

laitman_250Question: What does the first spiritual level feel like?

Answer: Feeling the first spiritual level happens when, through one’s efforts, a person constantly arouses the influence of the Upper Light that exists in the connection between us.

If he yearns for unity, he begins to discover that this state already exists, but to the degree that he yearns for it, he invites the influence of this general state upon himself. Like a conductor moving in a magnetic field gives rise to an electric current, through our yearning for the next state, we also summon the appearance of a unique characteristic within us called Light. Then, we begin to feel the next spiritual level.

Spirituality is found outside of the physical human body. This body forms our ego within us.

As soon as we yearn for escape from it, we begin to invite a unique power, the Upper Light, the Light of correction, Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light). And it influences us to the degree that we yearn for the spiritual state. It corrects, changes, and transforms us into spiritual beings, meaning it gives us the feeling of the space outside of the body. That is how it works.

Question: What are the signs of feeling the spiritual levels?

Answer: On every spiritual level, we feel a completely new world, but this is not the world that is now within us and in front of us. It is revealed each time as a new universe, a new feeling about ourselves and those around us. There is a new feeling about the Creator in which we find ourselves like raisins in dough.

Question: What brings people to a group that studies Kabbalah?

Answer: There is nothing accidental in the world. A person comes to a group or encounters the wisdom of Kabbalah because he has spiritual potential. When this potential achieves a minimal contact with the general spiritual field, it begins to draw it within itself and aim it closer toward the center.

On the way, it encounters identical charges that are like it, but it sees them in the form of particular people with whom it can speak about the same subject and can discover the upper world together with them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/13/15

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 123

laitman_622_01Question: How can I go wrong if I stay away from evil and from people?

Answer: It is mutual. When you stay away from people, you also stay away from evil, but your perspective lacks the dimension of getting close to goodness!

Question: I feel that I hate people who don’t engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah. I use public transportation where I look at people and hate them, feeling that they are worthless and miserable, and that I am exalted and more important.

I understand that it is my ego going wild. How should I relate to this feeling?

Answer: We all undergo similar states, and therefore we understand one another. You must try to focus more on yourself, on your good attitude to your friends, and everything else will be corrected.
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The Oil Powers Require War

Laitman_408Opinion (From inosmi.ru): “Oil prices continue to decline. Key mining projects have been put on hold, and the oil industry is poised for a wave of bankruptcies. To return to equilibrium in the world markets will take several years. It’s too long to immerse themselves in the crises of Russia or Saudi Arabia’s economy and with the challenges faced in the United States and Iran; the interests of the powers coincide: they want war and a rise in prices, and this is a concern. …

“Russia, which has incorporated in their budget the average price of $50 per barrel, gradually eats its financial reserves. Before the 2013 fall of the ‘black gold’ prices, their volume was roughly 500 billion, and in December 2015 this figure dropped to 350 billion. …

“Saudi Arabia, in its struggle in the world markets, too, can not withstand such a long period of market stabilization. In October 2015 the International Monetary Fund estimated that if the costs of the country remain the same, huge financial reserves of the kingdom will be exhausted after five years. … It was stressed that balancing their budget could only be provided with the price of oil at $ 100 per barrel. …  Iran needs money. … However, for sustained increase in exports, he [Iran] will need huge amounts of money to invest in the oil sector. In addition, investments require almost all other segments of the economy. Iran, which has been for many years cut off from technological innovations, must quickly catch up. Low oil prices are not conducive to capital increase.

“The American shale revolution needs an infusion. The United States also experienced difficulties associated with low oil prices. The volume of oil shale in Texas and North Dakota fell sharply. Due to the complicated production process (need for a method of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing), such projects are profitable with the price at the level of $ 50-60 per barrel. … Moreover, they have canceled the 70’s ban on the export of oil and are going to conquer foreign markets. … The alarming convergence of interests: oil powers need war Each of these powers, as can be seen from the above facts, it is interested in an outbreak of the conflict, which would quickly raise the price of oil to a reasonable, in their opinion, level. Can these goals be used by growing Iranian-Saudi confrontation? I think this is quite likely since the oil interests of the two countries, the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, are involved as well as the religious aspect is present.”

My Comment: War is always needed by someone in the world. But today war helps to cut the knot of conflict; to many that is how it seems. After a fistfight, it is easier to talk.

It is possible to avoid war only by attracting the good force of Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) into the world. Only those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah are prepared to attract it through their unity. Since it becomes possible for them to manipulate and maneuver the higher force of goodness, they stimulate its increased influence on our world to the degree that they resemble it.
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New Life #642 – Youth And Violence On The Internet

New Life #642 – Youth and Violence on the Internet
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Why are children and adolescents readily attracted to negativity in culture? Why? Because it is compatible with their nature. Children of today are quite indifferent to their parents and have a mother and father within the Internet, in online games.

We are the ones that built this kind of world for them, so why complain to them? Incitement on the Internet works more strongly on youth than adults because adolescents are easily influenced. If the child is taught that the purpose of life is to kill Jews and reach heaven, then that’s what he’ll do. We may see children aged six on their bicycle taking out a gun and shooting Jews.

Incitement to violence by the Arabs will also lead to incitement to violence on the part of Jews. The world of tomorrow will be much more violent and can be seen in the changing attitude toward immigrants in Europe.

The wisdom of Kabbalah suggests a solution: The correction of evil in human nature among the Jews will calm the world. We are speaking here of a special system for changing man’s nature. This is not moralizing, but in order to correct the source of evil. Let’s think of the kind of future we are preparing for our children and don’t allow this deterioration to continue.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #642 – Youth and Violence on the Internet,” 11/1/15

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New Life #644 – Socio-Economic Balance

New Life #644 – Socio-Economic Balance
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mendelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Business owners don’t sleep at night because of all their worries and there is no point demanding greater economic fairness because man’s nature is egoistic, it is the evil inclination.

We live in a social fantasy since no one in the government cares about the public but primarily about himself. Protests will not lead to any meaningful change since human nature is evil. Replacing the government will not help either. A person wants to gain something from an action he performs so it would also be a good idea to find out what the protest organizers want.

There are no non-egoistic people in the world; we are all egoistic. Man’s nature is to take advantage of others for his own sake. Everyone uses the public for his own interest.

Tycoons all over the world throw the public crumbs from their table. The social struggle may lead to an addition of some butter on the bread crumbs but nothing more than that.

The root of the problem is the evil part in human nature, which has to be balanced by the good force. There is no other solution. The ego destroys all our systems, the climate, the economy, commerce, culture, education, and the family.

Our complaints to the tycoons can also be directed at rich countries that should help poor countries! But it won’t work. Only a thorough treatment will help because man’s nature is totally evil and cannot bear the fact that he doesn’t have more than others.

Only if we bring the good force into our life will it balance the evil in us and then the two forces will balance each other. We don’t know such a treatment. It started with Abraham and continued until the destruction of the Temple. The world needs a cure for evil, and so it angrily turns to Israel because only we have the method to balance evil. A balanced Israel is a society in which one person cares for another more than for himself. This is the law of balance.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #644 – Social-Economic Balance,” 11/5/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.11.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #34 “The Profit of a Land”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

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