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The Ultimate Goal Remains Unchanged

laitman_610_2Question: Can the Creator change so that the ultimate goal of our further movement and development changes?

Answer: No. The final goal will not change because it already existed at the initial point of creation. And the two points connect together to form a formula between them that develops all the levels of creation—the still, vegetative, animate and speaking levels of nature.

These evolve throughout the entire history of evolution. When all four levels of nature merge into a single collective harmony in which the Creator will be fully revealed, then the last state will have been attained.

After all, the Creator is the property of mutual bestowal and love in a properly collected form of the former fragmented egoistic mass.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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laitman_740_03Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 2:31 – 2:34: And the Lord said to me, “Behold I have begun to deliver Sihon and his land before you; begin to drive him out, that you may inherit his land.” Then Sihon went forth towards us, he and all his people, to war at Jahzah. And the Lord our God delivered him to us; and we smote him and his sons and all his people. And we conquered all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every city, the men, women, and the young children; we left over no survivor.

Women, men, children, and cities are egoistic desires that exist within a person. It is said that a person is a small world, and therefore all of his desires are graded by levels.

Question: But this speaks about the destruction of desires?

Answer: Destroying egoistical desires means correcting them to bestowal and love.

Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 3:1: Then we turned and went up the way of Bashan, and Og, the king of Bashan, came forth toward us, he and all his people, to war at Edrei

Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 3:11 – 3:12: For only Og, king of Bashan, was left from the remnant of the Rephaim. His bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth, according to the cubit of a man. And this land, which we possessed at that time…

Iron represents the lowest level of egoism, the same as gold, silver, and copper. Therefore, we can conquer this level first.

Actually, the Kabbalistic method is the same for attaining all levels. Why are they described in so much detail? Because for a man who starts to enter into the system and feel it reveals huge variations in what is going on with him.

He feels all this within himself. This is a revelation of his world for him and a revelation of the Universe! He passes inside matter, inside the managing forces, and instead of our small planet, he sees the forces that govern the Universe. The entire picture of creation happens inside of him, and he freezes in front of it in admiration.

Therefore, it is described in such detail in the Torah.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/3/16

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Husband, Wife And The Source Of The Soul

laitman_560Question: Is a wife given to a man because of the root of his soul, and vice versa?

Answer: This is a very complex coupling. In our day it is very confusing because in our world there are no new souls.

This is not the first time that we have descended here; since everyone here is so “involved” with each other, it is doubtful whether we will reach an ideal match with each other here. It is now precisely for this reason that it is very difficult for couples to connect.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16

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An Altruistic Cell In An Egoistic Body

Laitman_049_01Question: If we imagine that humanity, as a huge and very powerful body, suddenly feels a certain cell inside it has become altruistic, would the body divert all its energy to destroy this cell?

Answer: We Kabbalists feel it on ourselves. Throughout history Kabbalists have been terribly humiliated even by people who were closest to them. Today this is also the kind of attitude that those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah encounter. It is hard to say that this study is recommended and that it is welcomed and appreciated by others. The great egoistic mechanism is working on suppressing the altruistic cell.

Unfortunately the world’s attitude toward the wisdom of Kabbalah cannot be positive. It is negative, disrespectful, contemptuous, and based especially on fear and wrong assumptions. Our ego comes up with anything one can imagine: practices, mysticisms, and beliefs in order to draw people away from the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: Won’t this ever change?

Answer: It has to change. I believe that it will happen in our generation. We may undergo some more unpleasant experiences, but eventually everything will change.

Question: If you say that this is human nature, then you don’t blame those who oppose you.

Answer: I don’t blame them, what can I blame them for? They have no freewill. The Creator is managing them. Of course, I don’t like the cane that hits me, but I cannot attribute any importance to it or attribute freewill and independent decision making to them since everything is managed from Above. Therefore, when I hear about such attacks against me and our world organization I see them as an incentive in our work and confirmation of the fact that the Creator doesn’t forget us.

Question: Doesn’t it worry you that these forces can stop our dissemination?

Answer: I have to do my job in spite of everything that happens.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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Jewish Anti-Semites: Paradox Or Pattern?

400Question: Currently anti-Israel Jewish organizations are appearing, like the Jewish Voice for Peace. Actually, they call for the destruction of the State of Israel and they don’t see it as anti-Semitic. Why are so many Jews beginning to want the destruction of the Jewish state?

Answer: It is because we have reached such a state in history where we must create the central part of humanity, to be an example of unity and lead the world after us, since it is exactly this that the nations of world expect from us!

If they blame us for something, it means that they claim that they are dependent on us! And if they hate us, it means that we are really a force, that we are like a bone in their throats, and they cannot ignore our position in the world. From their attitude we can understand that they recognize that we are a negative force, and a big one! And we must understand what the reason for anti-Semitism is and not bury our heads in the sand.

First of all, when Jews refuse to carry out their mission (although most of them don’t even know about it), they look for ways to survive; one of the ways is the same grotesque anti-Semitism where they come to hate the State of Israel even more than the anti-Semitics of other nations.

Secondly, they really are against the State of Israel! I follow them and have seen this during the last 10-15 years. At least once a year I visit the United States and give lectures to various audiences. I feel and see that the Jews have gone through a very serious transformation from support, love, commitment, and faith for Israel to the exact opposite state of being totally against. They are convinced that in this way they can survive in a safer way, justify their existence, and hide in a place that is far away and isolated so that no one will see and blame them. Lately, it has developed to the point of Jewish anti-Semitic organizations hiding under the slogan “anti-Israel” instead of anti-Semitic.

Nothing will help! They will continue to pursue, hate, and destroy, as well as Israelis. Anti-Semites don’t differentiate if you are a good or bad Jew. If you are a Jew, you are already bad.

Question: As it turns out, a Jew can also be anti-Semitic?

Answer: Even bigger ones! The most distinctive example is Tomás de Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain. Throughout the entire history of humanity there was no one more cruel than him; he so persecuted the Jews, expelled them from Spain, and caused them so much harm! He was worse than Hitler although he was himself of Jewish origin.
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From the Webinar 5/8/16

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Women, Don’t Interfere With The Men’s Work

laitman_622_01Question: Why don’t we have a mixed Kabbalistic group of men and women so that they will be able to better complement one another?

Answer: This is impossible because a woman unbalances the men’s group.

The point is that a man is naturally attracted to women and their appearance arouses different feelings in him, which distract him from the spiritual work.

Therefore, there is no need for any contact or connection between men and women during the study. The men are forbidden to see women during the study so that they will not be distracted from the spiritual intention while the women can naturally watch the men peacefully as they actually receive the spiritual potential from them.

Thus, there should be a special atmosphere where men engage in spiritual work so that the women will not disturb them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16

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Life Beyond The Boundaries Of Birth And Death, Part 4

Laitman_707Question: How do we treat the death of a loved one correctly? There was a person among us and he suddenly disappeared.

Answer: We just stop seeing him, but nothing disappears in the world. These forces remain.

Question: Is it possible to contact these forces?

Answer: It is not given to a man. It is only to the extent that we who remain living improve our actions that we help the souls of deceased people prepare themselves properly for a new purpose and a new life.

Upon returning the next time to this world in material bodies, they will behave correctly and be closer to correction, and in this way, they will complete their mission here in this world.

All souls must reach the upper world during their lives in this world, and if a person dies, then he will receive such an opportunity in the next life. Souls are going through cycles both inside their bodies and outside of them.

Question: If I lost a loved one and continue to live, how can I treat my pain and sense of loss correctly?

Answer: It is necessary to put every effort into correcting our attitude toward the world in order to be as close as possible to the love of others, which the Torah demands from us. Then, love will cover all transgressions. Through this, we definitely will help all of the people that were close to us.

In the same way, we help each other in this world; our souls help each other, too. We all are connected with each other.

Question: However, he is dead, isn’t he?

Answer: Only the body died. However, how does the body matter? We all are connected through the soul, and we are the one soul of Adam HaRishon. When we begin to feel others, we also will be able to feel the souls that are outside of the bodies.

Question: Will we be able to recognize them?

Answer: Yes, but not in the way that we imagine now.

Question: And what do we do with the pain?

Answer: The most useful thing to do in memory of a deceased person is to direct yourself toward bestowal to people. Correct yourself and reach love of others.

Nothing else will help, not money, not other forces or actions, but only good deeds for a neighbor, bestowal, and our helping people to become closer and even to love each other.

You correct yourself so that you are kind to others, otherwise this help will be egoistic. And this is possible only through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah. Then, you will begin feeling lost loved ones, too, as forces. Actually, we all are forces.

Here, everything depends on the perception of reality and the way we see each other. It only seems to us now that we see the real picture. In fact, we see souls, but it seems to us that we see bodies. Therefore, we stop seeing a person after his death. His body disappears, and we don’t see anything apart from bodies.

If only we could see souls. The soul is a force of love and bestowal hidden within a person and almost inactive because he hasn’t developed it, and we also haven’t developed it within ourselves. Develop an ability to see a soul in yourself, and you will see it!

Question: What do I need to do to develop that in myself?

Answer: It is a desire to bestow and love the people surrounding you, and then you will be able to see those that you can’t see now.

Question: Do the deceased see us, the ones that are alive?

Answer: It is impossible to explain. Perception through the desire to bestow differs radically from the perception through egoistic desire. The Torah advises us to love others because this is the only guarantee for a good life. Try and you will see how you slowly begin to understand what happens between life and death.

It is written, “Love covers all transgressions,” meaning that above all of our crimes toward each other, we need to build a bridge of love. Then, we will move to a complete perception of reality, instead of the limited perception we have now.

Then, our grief for the dead will disappear. Eventually, we will begin looking at life through adult eyes and will see life not as the narrow seventy-year interval allocated for the life of an animal body, but eternal and perfect.

The best thing you can do in memory of the deceased is to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. Then, we will understand souls and bodies.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 5/5/16

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New Life #733 – The Correction Of The Night Of Shavuot

New Life #733 – The Correction Of The Night Of Shavuot
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

The correction of the night of Shavuot (Tikkun Leil Shavuot) is a spiritual state in which the darkness of the ego is revealed and then we require the Light of Torah. The Light of Torah makes it possible for us to accept every situation as a situation that precedes correction and associates everything with “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35).

Summary

From the darkness, from the discovery of the evil, the ego demands correction. In Judaism, the intent of the concept of night is that the day begins from it, correction begins from it.

Humanity is beginning to understand today that there is a negative force in us that drives us toward war and discord. The wisdom of Kabbalah says that this is a good state. It is the “evening.” If we know how to correct ourselves, the morning arrives.

In the spiritual process, the right decision is accepted in a state called “midnight” because in the greatest darkness there is a great Light that illuminates our mind and feeling and advances us toward love and bestowal. The correction itself arrives from the connection between people in a group, in a Minyan, for the sake of discovering the Light that Reforms. So the force that can transform us from receptive creatures to creatures of bestowal is called “Torah.”

The correction of the night of Shavuot means that I take it upon myself to begin to correct my heart from hatred to love of others, to love of the Creator. Loving the Creator means equalizing our characteristics with His characteristics, becoming good and benevolent like Him. The correction is implemented in relation to others because the essence of the correction is love of others, connection to others.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #733 – The Correction Of The Night Of Shavuot,” 6/9/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson 06.17.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 65

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 24

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Shamati #108, “If You Leave Me One Day, I Will Leave You Two”

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Shamati #15, “What Is Other Gods, in the Work,” Item 23

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