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A Force That Is Not Perceived By Human Senses

laitman_527_03Question: How can a person imagine the upper force, the Creator, if it is impossible to perceive Him through our human senses and compare Him to anything in the corporeal world? How is He revealed, and how do Kabbalists attain Him?

Answer: It is very simple. There is a force called the force of bestowal, and a person can feel it only if, on his part, he has a desire to bestow. Therefore, the attribute that we gradually acquire by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah called “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the attribute of bestowal, and it is fulfilled by our love of others.

If a person loves another, he yearns to give him everything. When a person feels that by himself, he immediately begins to feel in this emotion the upper attribute—the Creator, the upper world—and it depends on how intensive this emotion is on his part.

The upper field exists in potential and is revealed only when a network of the right mutual cooperation between us is created.

The incorporation with others, the connection with them, is the network through which the upper force is conveyed. Then, we feel that it exists.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/20/15

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Einstein Was Right

Laitman_051Question: Scientists in the US claim that they have succeeded in proving Einstein’s theory regarding gravity waves, a discovery that is worthy of a Nobel Prize. How does humanity benefit from such discoveries?

Answer: Such discoveries give people a sense of security since they are based on the laws of this world that can be discovered, predicted, and explained, at least partly. They confirm that our world is a world of the laws of nature, and this is very important.

The law of gravity is the most important law of nature, the law of the general egoism. There is a force that pulls everything, but where is it? How can it be explained?

After all, we can measure it, but we don’t actually feel it and don’t understand the nature of this force. This is a big problem since the major force that is closest to us that we depend on is hidden from us. In fact, it is not hidden, but is simply the foundation. It is the egoistic force of any matter that pulls toward itself. Therefore it is hard to find or to define it, and until this very day not everything is totally clear about this force.

Although this is a great achievement, we should also realize that if we want to attain nature itself, we have to ascend to the next level, to the place it stems from.  After all, all of nature in our world, including subatomic forces and the force of gravity are built according to the four phases of the development of matter that descend from the next level, from the upper level and are revealed in our world as a result.

Therefore, we must ascend to the next level in order to understand them and find what their nature is, their source, and the reason for such phenomena, and not study them on the level they are revealed.

The only way to ascend to the next level is through the wisdom of Kabbalah because we must first change ourselves, change our way of thinking, and reach the state in which we can ascend above our nature. According to Kabbalah we all will have to explore the upper world and establish the basis of our life in it.

Question: Did Einstein have a premonition of the upper level?

Answer: No, he understood it in his mind, but at the same time he was sure that the upper mind and upper forces exist. Although he did not attain them, he attained that level of perception by opening himself to them.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/12/16

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The World On The Threshold Of A Paradigm Shift

 Opinion (Dmitry Medvedev): “Today, we are in fact on the verge of a paradigm shift in prevailing international economic relations. Traditional schemes do not work, political expediency takes precedence over the clear economic calculation. Rules often rewritten of ad hocand sometimes simply ignored. Suffice it to recall, as the International Monetary Fund has just altered the fundamental rules of the lending countries with outstanding sovereign debt, when we are talking about the sovereign debt of Ukraine to Russia.

“Talks on a large-scale economic megablocks are fraught with the loss of the system of common rules in the global economic space.

“Part of a bad joke played with us and globalization, to which we have all sought. I personally talked about it during the meetings of the then all the desired ‘Group of Eight.’ But times change, even small changes in the economy of one country now have an almost instantaneous effect on the markets and entire states. Global regulatory mechanisms do not have time to balance the interests of the parties. …

“This is – a road to nowhere. Everyone would be worse, no doubt. Instead, throw a vital force in the consolidation of a new global system that combines the principles of efficiency and equity, market openness, and social protection.”

My Comment: There is nothing new in this statement, but also there is no solution for anyone. The new paradigm must amount to bringing humanity to a full and good general association. This is possible only in the same situation of absolute dependence, which led us to our political, economic, cultural, and social development and so forth.

Either the world will accept such a scenario of the future, or it will be worse, as the politicians and economists say. The wisdom of Kabbalah provides a complete analysis of what is happening, the solution, as well as the program and method for implementation. A change in paradigm is inevitable.
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New Life #564 – Jerusalem Is Sacred To Three Religions

New Life #564 – Jerusalem Is Sacred to Three Religions
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

 

The wisdom of Kabbalah has nothing to do with religion. It is a method of revealing the Creator to man in this world. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the term “faith” has a different meaning than in other religions. Faith means the revelation of the Creator.

The meaning of “Jerusalem” according to Kabbalah is complete fear, the city of Shalem (wholeness). It is a state in which we feel wholeness and peace. The wisdom of Kabbalah is the universal method that everyone will need in order to discover the Creator.

Jerusalem is a spiritual concept that has nothing to do with the city itself, the stones and the walls. It is a spiritual attribute that means love and bestowal, exiting yourself for the sake of others, acting in favor of others.

We fell into unfounded hatred during the destruction of the Temple. Spirituality disappeared, the wisdom of Kabbalah was concealed, and religions were formed. Discovering the Creator means reaching the corrected attributes, reaching love and bestowal, and this is Jerusalem. When a person builds Jerusalem in his heart, when all people behave like brothers, it will be the city of Shalem, the whole city.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #564 – Jerusalem Is Sacred to Three Religions,” 5/7/15

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New Life #689 – Where Do Our Thoughts Come From?

New Life #689 – Where Do Our Thoughts Come From?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

There is no stronger power than the power of thoughts. Animals live according to an instinctive operating plan, which man doesn’t have so that he can develop unlimitedly. Where do our thoughts come from? They come from the general computer of nature, from the upper force.

Every state we undergo in life is meant to help us advance to the recognition of the upper force. If we paid attention to every thought we have, we would begin to identify the upper thought.

This is exactly what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in, in how to perceive the upper leadership and how to identify it. Thus we begin to follow every thought and desire that awakens in us with intention of discovering their source in order to be adhered to the upper thought, to the upper force, that there is none else besides Him. The only way to identify the upper force is by using the formula of “love thy friend as thyself.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life #689 – Where Do Our Thoughts Come From?” 2/9/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 03.01.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot

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

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