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One For The Sake Of The Other

laitman_601_02Question: What should a man do if a woman wishes to do a man’s job, to order the man around and to manage him?!

Answer: Nothing. Let her order him around, so what? What’s important is what a woman does with regard to her spiritual advancement.

There should be coordination and cooperation between the sexes, one for the sake of the other because one cannot break through to the upper world without the other.

It is just as my teacher Rabash used to say: Love is a domestic animal that has to be fed all the time, growing through mutual concessions.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16

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What Is God? (Continued)

laitman_219_01God does not exist unless you reveal Him. Because otherwise you simply claim that He exists without any basis, and, of course, you cannot imagine what He is like. Even if you observe all His desires, which are written in the Torah as commandments, they are His commandments and orders to you, but they don’t actually describe Him.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah God is called Bore, the Creator, from the Hebrew words “Bo – Re” – “come and see,” which means something that is attained clearly, seemingly by our sight, which is the most accurate sense.

Other than this attainment, before a person attains anything, when the Creator’s image appears in one’s feelings, the root of everything that we attain in our corrected attributes and especially to the extent that we correct them according to our own style, which is not attained by us, is called Atzmuto, Himself. This name emphasizes His disconnection from us. Because of our lack of attainment and connection to us, it is as if He does not exist.

Kabbalists also emphasize that they attain the Creator anew each time according to their changing attributes, “Bo-re.

I stress this because there is a great difference between saying that there is a Creator and attaining Him according to our equivalence of form to Him, which is what the wisdom of Kabbalah calls Creator, and which is what the Creator expects of us.
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When Will Our Problems Come To An End?

laitman_531_02-jpgQuestion: When will our problems come to an end?

Answer: The problems will end when we fully connect with the Creator. After all, all the problems that arise expose the lack of connection between us and the Creator. Thanks to our prior success in connecting with the Creator when faced with problems, we grow and acquire the ability to reveal greater problems.

Problems will not stop without spiritual work. It is not possible to run away from it because only through summoning the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light), and thanks to the suffering with the help of the group, it is possible to get closer to the Creator.

People are differentiated according to their attitude to the problems that are revealed. Ordinary people struggle with them like Don Quixote, whereas Kabbalists understand that all problems come from “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 6:35), from only one power, and they decide to not just resolve the problem, but to correct the soul.

My main parting word is for all of us to adhere to the Creator, accepting all the disturbances of life as situations that are trying to detach us from Him, and in this way we become strengthened and adhere to Him more. It is written in Psalms 27:14, “Wait on the LORD; be strong, and let thy heart take courage; yea, wait thou for the LORD.”
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How Is It Possible To Get Close To The Creator?

laitman_934Question: How is it possible to get close to the Creator? What kind of work must I do on myself every day to get this power within me?

Answer: For this, it is up to you to change your characteristics so that they will be similar and equivalent to the characteristics of the Creator.

The wisdom of Kabbalah talks about this. It is a method for becoming like the Creator.

We are in a world specially created with people who relate to each other egoistically and mutually repel each other, so that we gradually reached a harmonious, homogeneous communication between us. And then, in this regard, by trying to build it correctly, we will begin to reveal the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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A Common Ancestor

laitman_760_3Comment: A group of scientists at Britain’s Sanger Institute , which is one of the leading centers in the field of genetics, published the results of a large scale study. After a detailed study of the unique genetic structure of thousands of Europeans, they assert that at least half of the people in Western Europe come from a common ancestor who lived about four thousand years ago.

My Comment: Genetically this is possible, of course. After all, humanity grows very fast. A hundred years ago the world population was three billion people and today it is more than seven billion. If we make an approximation backward, quite possibly wild tribes wandered across Europe.

A few centuries ago Germany consisted of a few wild tribes, while today it is the most developed state in Europe. Everything happens very fast. Therefore, modern man is not very different from his barbaric ancestor. It is practically the same man who hasn’t changed at all internally.

Comment: One way or another, scientific research is basically a search for what unites Europe.

My Comment: It doesn’t matter. History tells us that the worst conflicts were actually between brothers. It is doubtful whether a person who digs into his past will be able to see the future.

He should relate to it but only in order to correct his nature. He has to totally transform his personality. But this requires a totally different system and the upper force that can perform the change.

In other words, we need a manual according to which we will be able to summon the force that corrects us, that changes each of us into a human being, Adam (Man)! A human being, and not a two legged animal.

Question: Will humanity aspire for the image called Adam?

Answer: It will aspire to it only if it undergoes great sufferings.

Question: Will humanity look for Adam as the first step toward its spiritual development?

Answer: No, it will not look for that. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is for. If humanity wants to listen, the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us that there was one man among all those who walk on their two hind legs, those who are called Homo sapiens, who was our special forefather.

Any of us who begin to work on themselves and try to create the soul inside themselves, begin to feel that they are the descendent of Adam, but only him. Thus after thousands of years all those who attain a soul feel that they are the descendants of Adam. Today such souls are alight like small stars all over the world.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/17/16

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Life Beyond The Boundaries Of Birth And Death, Part 3

laitman_760_2Question: How can one survive the loss of a loved one? How does one deal with this pain?

Answer: I understand that a person feels pain from such loss, especially if it involves children. It is somehow possible to understand when parents die because we know that no one can live forever. But when children die before their parents, it is a great tragedy and one can only sympathize with such grief.

However, on the other hand, when a person starts to see reality on the higher degree that it is eternal and perfect, he understands that all the actions we perform in this world are very important and no one just disappears. Each person has a purpose.

Even if a person during this life hasn’t achieved the perfect state that is called Heaven, he has an opportunity to continue in the next cycle. Apparently, he has completed his work and therefore finished his life in this world. And now his soul will return again to fulfill its purpose in order to reach spiritual elevation during his or her life in this world.

It is necessary to rise to the spiritual world from our world using our egoism. This world is a reality that we see through the prism of our egoism, through the desire to capture everything and to protect ourselves. We are initially created with this limited perception of reality in order to build above it the opposite perception, instead of receiving for myself, extracting all the spiritual strength from ourselves and giving everything to others.

Therefore one world can’t exist without another. Our world gives us a perfect opportunity to reach the upper world precisely through using our egoism, which is called help against it. Precisely with the help of our evil egoistic force we need to build a good force.

We don’t delete our egoism, but build good above it so that love will cover all transgressions. This opportunity is given to each one, and if a person failed to realize it, he returns to this earth again. Therefore we see how generations after generations are born, and humanity grows and develops.

And our generation is special because it will be the first to start using the wisdom of Kabbalah, which helps us to achieve the feeling of the new world, for correction. If instead of grieving, we help others to reach this new perception of reality, we help our relative souls. Once they return to this earth to fulfill their mission, they will be on a different level.

We don’t feel it, but we depend on each other and are connected with each other, those who live and those who depart from this world. With our good deeds here, we influence souls that lost their bodies and exist only in the form of forces and not matter.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 5/5/16

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The Jews Of New Jersey On Behalf Of The Muslims

laitman_435Comment: Many Jewish organizations in the state of New Jersey have joined their efforts in the struggle against discrimination against Muslims. In addition, the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists filed a lawsuit demanding the construction of Mosques be allowed in the city of Basking Ridge. More than 70 members of the House of Representatives in the US Congress, among them representatives of Jewish organizations, believe that it is impossible to ignore the opinions and religious views of people.

My Comment: That is how it always has been in America. Catholics, Jews, Orthodox, and Muslims have studied together and served together in the American military. Moreover, in the American military units there are chapels in which everyone prays together, including Christians, Jews, and Muslims. That is how it has always been. The problem is that the Muslims have begun to take on a different character; their religion has been left somewhere on the side and instead they have begun to impose a Fascist approach with demands, claims, and rigid pressure. Their behavior has gone beyond all limits, and clearly it is difficult to tolerate.

Many Jewish organizations in America agree with the Muslims and think that in this way they are expressing their support for the Muslims. They show the world how good they are, but they will be the first to be exterminated. If we delve into history, we see that initially the most enthusiastic helpers of the Nazis and Fascists were Jews.

Question: What is it about the Jewish people that we prepare our own noose?

Answer: The fact is that we cannot be in the middle. Either we protect ourselves, our faith, our spiritual work, our advancement toward the Creator, or we prepare a noose for ourselves. We are a stiff-necked people, polar; we can advance in one direction only or precisely in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, for the meantime, the balance is swinging in the opposite direction.

Nobody wants to hear what the Kabbalists in the world are saying as they warn about the danger of annihilation of the Jewish people just as Baal HaSulam warned in the 20s of the last century. When he was a judge in Warsaw, Baal HaSulam called the Jews of Poland to emigrate to the land of Israel, claiming that in another twenty years they could expect great danger. But they decided not to listen to him and in this way they condemned themselves with a death sentence.

I certainly am not putting myself in the place of Baal HaSulam. But I am appealing to all Jews. We must protect Jews, Muslims, and Christians who support cooperation, friendship, and good mutual connections, and not those who preach Fascism in all its forms.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/15/16

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New Life #731 – The Giving Of The Torah On Mount Sinai

New Life #731 – The Giving Of The Torah On Mount Sinai
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

What is the Torah that Moses received on Mount Sinai, why did its reception depend on the connection of the people of Israel, and how do we return to being a “Light unto the nations”?

Summary

Making a covenant is the first condition from the upper force, and the lower will feel that its nature is evil and will want to balance it. The second condition is that a person will seek to know what the goal of life is. Many people ask this, but they have no answer. We have developed an entire culture in order to suppress this question.

The evil inclination, the evil desire, is divided into 613 individual desires. Corresponding to them are the 613 Lights of the Torah. We receive the Torah on condition that we are ready to connect. Then there are two forces in us, negative and positive, in order to reach balance. Only one characteristic in us, “Moses,” can rise above the ego, above “Mount Sinai,” above the evil inclination that is revealed.

The revelation while standing at Mount Sinai is an internal revelation, within a person. It is the discovery of great “Gevurot” (heroism). After receiving the Torah, the people advance toward love of others. They feel that they belong to a single system. Three forces are included in the chosen people: negative, positive, and we in the middle between these two forces build the third force. The chosen people are people who draw upon the good force, the Upper Light, and transmit it to all the nations of the world. With the correction of all the evil, Mount Sinai, the Beit HaMikdash (Temple) is built on the “holy mountain.” Everything comes to correct the connection between us, but human development does not end with this because everyone from Babylon must reach this.

In the past, the connection among the people of Israel was destroyed, so they were dispersed among the nations. In our generation, it is up to us to correct this fracture, meaning ourselves and the world. We are the spiritual descendants of those people who felt divinity and it is up to us to receive the Torah again.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #731 – The Giving Of The Torah On Mount Sinai,” 6/2/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.15.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 38

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 55 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 20

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