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New Life #513 – Regarding Illumination And Spiritual Attainment

New Life #513 – Regarding Illumination and Spiritual Attainment
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

A person who is working according to the method of Kabbalah reaches illumination at some point. He feels that the world is full of a good force, love, and connection. This is like a cloud that descends upon the Earth. Then this passes, he continues to work; his definitions of what is considered an ascent and a descent change.

He wants to improve. For several years all the fundamental data in him are corrected, and he then enters into permanent illumination.

All of the evil that we see in the world is because our characteristics are broken. If we correct the ego, we see goodness. All the people in history who discovered the Light, found the tendency to love others.

The Rav chose the method of Kabbalah not because he was a Jew, but because this was a scientific method appropriate for everyone. In Kabbalah there are no physical exercises, there is daily training, studying the sources, and a group where we connect.

A person who discovers the Light sees that everyone is found within it unconsciously; his role is to help everyone feel the power of goodness, love, and connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #513 – Regarding Illumination And Spiritual Attainment,” 1/29/16

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The Prohibition On Incest

laitman_243_05Question: Why is there a prohibition on incest?

Answer: There is a prohibition on incest because there cannot be a connection between the upper Partzuf and the lower Partzuf in the spiritual body. The two Partzufim that are opposite one another mustn’t ascend to the same level since it leads to the shattering of the vessel.

On the whole this is also reflected in our world according to the principle of root and branch. Basically the Torah doesn’t speak about the corporeal states of the body in which we continue to keep the laws of the spiritual world according to the principle of “in His image and in His likeness,” but in the corporeal world, these are no longer laws but customs.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/6/15

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Envy, The Main Motivation For Connection On The Social Networks

laitman_959Research (from UBC): “A new study by Sauder School of Business Professor Izak Benbasat and his collaborators shows that envy is a key motivator behind Facebook posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users.

“Creating a vicious cycle of jealousy and self-importance, the researchers say Facebook leads users to feel their lives are unfulfilling by comparison, and react by creating posts that portray their best selves. …

“Benbasat says the functionality of social networks encourages envy-inducing behaviour, and that’s unlikely to change.”

My Comment: At the heart of human nature is a desire to enjoy fulfillment through: food, sex, family, wealth, honor, and knowledge. Nature (the Creator) wanting to develop creations, awakens selfish internal development (natural) and external, a feeling of envy in them.

As we develop, the importance of external influence increases. So we quickly come to a feeling of emptiness —the lack of fulfillment from our world as a whole and a need to search for content outside of it. Therefore, the social networks are booming.
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Immigration To Israel Is Expected To Rise

laitman_930Question: According to recent data, Aliyah (immigration) to Israel is expected to rise significantly in 2016: 10,000 Jews are expected to come from France alone, 3,000 from the US, 7,000 from Russia and 7,000 from Ukraine. The country is getting ready to absorb them. What is the right way to do it?

Answer: Every individual first needs a place of his own where he can live normally. This is what the country should engage in, not by contractors who for a fortune build horrible homes, but a national program to build simple, assembly line model houses that can be built quickly in the desired way. People will be happy to live in them. I am for giving the newcomers a key to an apartment and a minimal allowance that they can live on so that they will gradually become part of the work force.

People who come from these countries are highly skilled and experienced professionals who have many ties and know how to work. Israel needs to remain the world technological center and has to prepare everything needed in order to achieve that so the newcomers will be able to continue working in their profession, hi-tech, etc., regardless of their place of residence. This is possible today thanks to the Internet and in many cases it is possible to operate from Israel so that the newcomers will be able to continue their work they did in the countries they came from, keep their business going, continue their studies in universities, etc. as if they have never left. This will give them a sense of security and a person will feel that he can work and communicate in his mother tongue.

Question: What can you say about the newcomers from the Kabbalistic perspective?

Answer: People who are about to make a change should listen carefully to the advice of Kabbalists. They are forced to leave their homes and thus begin to understand that there is a special dependency here, a special force of nature, a plan of nature, a destiny you cannot escape from. They have to realize that it is predetermined not only for them but also for their children, and if they wish to stop the chain of anti-Semitic hatred, they have to find out the reason for it and understand how to turn this terrible problem that seems to have no solution into the revelation of the most sublime secrets in the world, in the transitions of all of humanity to a new dimension.

Then it will be revealed that the essence of the religion that the Jewish nation brought the world in all its forms: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc., all the faiths and everything there is, is only the preface of the great depths of the wisdom of Kabbalah, of the attainment of the upper secrets of nature, and on the basis of this knowledge, the transition to the next dimension.

Question: Do you believe that the ordinary people who come to Israel will be able to acquire this wisdom?

Answer: The have to, everyone has to, not only the Jews! We can do it very quickly because the force of nature only waits for the slightest attempt to be activated on our part, for the push of the start button, and then everything will begin to move.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/4/16

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New Life #512 – Virtual Life On The Way Toward Unity

New Life #512 – Virtual Life on the Way Toward Unity
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

We are living in a transitional period in which all of our lives are entering the computer. The world of the future will be entirely digital; the new generation wants to experience the world only through the screen.

In the future the Internet will link us so we will feel connected and mutually dependent, as if we were sitting together in one living room. The developmental trend is to bring us to an integral link between everyone, as if we were a single family.

The traditional family unit is crumbling, each one is immersed in his screen. We will yet see that the future conceals within it a different form of connection. We are standing before a fundamental change in our lives. The screens will be part of our body and we will see the world through them. People will build new connections between them; they will learn a new language, the language of connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #512 -Virtual Life on the Way Toward Unity” 1/27/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.19.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Congress”

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