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Unity And Personality

laitman_938_07Question: Does the unity between us depend on the annulment of our individual personality?

Answer: The unity depends only on the annulment of the egoistic personality, not on the total annulment of our individual personality. If I see that the ego only harms me, I want to become a totally different personality.

The personality remains and becomes free. Today I am under the domination of the ego and am drawn to pleasures such as food, sex, family, money, respect, knowledge, and control and I twist and turn in these desires, constantly yearning to fill them as much as possible. Thus I only steal from myself and there is nothing left of me.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/17/16

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The Kings Of The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, “Deuteronomy,” 7:24: And He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from beneath the heavens; no man will be able to stand up before you, until you have destroyed them.

Kings are our most important desires. There is a set of 620 desires in a person and they all must be corrected. Each group of desires has its ten Sefirot, its qualities, and it is necessary to correct the main ones.

The correction is carried out not in the desires themselves, but in the intention. Intention is the head of the group of qualities. Therefore, it must be corrected precisely because desires obediently follow intentions that a person creates. Intentions to receive for myself are evil and impure kings of the world.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/27/16

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The Creator And Me

laitman_744Question: If there is none else beside Him, who manages the dialogue within me? Is the Creator speaking with Himself when we ask Him for something, are angry at Him, and thank Him? Is He the one who feels what is happening with a person and turns toward Himself? And is the “self” that follows and watches everything also the Creator? So why is it not said that there is none else beside me?

Answer: You are right about that. There is none else beside you and only to the degree that the Creator is discovered by you will you discover that there is none else beside Him.

Question: Does the Creator push the person away? And if He does, why?

Answer: It is to teach the person to “walk,” just like we teach a little child.
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Strive To The Next Degree

 Comment: It is said that you must not jump over a spiritual degree. Exactly because of this Nadav and Avihu died.

Answer: The fact is that a person shouldn’t cause the next state before it comes to him. Only when he gets a reason to attract the Light that Reforms, then he can move to the next degree. And by no means should he do it before this.

Therefore, we should always strive to the most inactive state, called the small state (Katnut). And a great state comes precisely when you need to specifically overcome something.

To strive to the next degree means to strive to be in it in a passive state. This also proves that you are not in it for yourself. And when you are presented with the opportunity to fill others, you do it. However, the great state (Gadlut) comes not because you awaken it, but in order to show you the ability to correct and fill others.

Question: Does this refer to teaching and spreading the method of connection?

Answer: Anything: teaching, spreading, correcting the world, adding more desires and qualities of others.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/27/16

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New Life #594 – Tisha B’Av – From Destruction To Happiness

New Life #594 – Tisha B’Av – From Destruction To Happiness
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

The younger generation doesn’t find a connection between itself and events that happened thousands of years ago, but they should understand that the significance of the holidays is not connected to history, but to what happens as nature evolves.

Summary

A very special person lived 5,775 years ago, the first to discover the guidance system that manages everything. His students followed him and this continued for generations after him. Everyone searched for and discovered God. Around 3,500 years ago in ancient Babylon something unique happened. People tried to build the Tower of Babel, which symbolized the intensification of the ego.

Abram ben Terah, who became our father Abraham, began to explore the situation and taught his disciples how to transcend that intensifying ego, the egoism that separates us, so that we could build a connection above it, because in the gap between hatred and love, the upper force is discovered.

Abraham tried to explain this to everyone, but most didn’t listen. Whoever did listen to him became the people of Israel. The group of Abraham went to the land of Canaan. The rest of the Babylonians were scattered all over the face of the Earth. The group of Abraham went down to Egypt, came back up and received the Torah of Moses, which is the method of connection.

The connection they built above all the hatred that they discovered between them, was called the Beit HaMikdash” (The First Temple)—the Kli of love. A moment after they reached the summit of this connection, they began to descend, and the relationships between them deteriorated again. The separation led them into exile. But at the end of the process, it is said that all people will reach a perfected connection. The system of management operates according to permanent laws, and the calendar indicates the forces acting at any time and date.

There is a period that is not good, this is the period of the “Three Weeks,” from the seventeenth of Tammuz to Tisha B’Av. At this time, the power of egoism dominates the world. Bad times and good are defined by nature, but humanity has the ability to transcend and dominate them. During the years of exile we were scattered among the nations; we caused the development of religions, commerce, culture, and more. We absorbed forms of egoism from the nations of the world that were not in us. Today our task is to become connected and connect everyone.

Building a connection of love is building the third Beit HaMikdash, and then the days of mourning will transform into days of happiness. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains specifically how we, having the greatest egoism in the world, can build connection. And then by way of the small nation of Israel, as if through a pinhole, abundance will pass to all the inhabitants of the world.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #594 – Tisha B’Av – From Destruction To Happiness,” 7/5/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.12.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 24

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 555

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