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In A Closed System

laitman_944Question: If we were working in a group ideally to create connection between us correctly, would we then not have any physical suffering?

Answer: Right, but it is not possible to do this work ideally. After all, you are not alone, you are working in a group, and it is connected to all of humanity. So even if someone has small physical desires, he has an influence on us.

We are in one closed integral system, one collective soul, such that what anyone else outside of the group does influences everyone.

Question: Does it follow that I will not be able to build a connection through my intellect, that I will not be able to check and think rationally, why this happened?

Answer: It is possible to calculate everything, but Kabbalists are not involved with that. The wisdom of Kabbalah even forbids doing this because you need to be interested in the result. The result is immediate contact with the Creator. This is greater contact than before, a contact in which you attain all the contrasts and contradictions as they are connected with the beginning and end of creation.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/15/16

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To Walk Consciously In All His Ways

laitman_628_3Torah, Deuteronomy 10:12: And now, O Israel, what does the Lord, your God, demand of you? Only to fear the Lord, your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, and to worship the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

If there is only one force, one system, that controls everything and keeps everything within itself, then all our egoism should be directed to fear it.

To fear means to subdue our desires to this system. And what is so scary or hard about it? If the system is so great and I am in the complete subordination to it, if it controls everything by penetrating me fully, why do I need these instructions?! After all, everything is in hands of the Creator. So what are we talking about?!

The fact is that I must undergo the spiritual correction consciously, in a state when He is hidden from me. That’s the catch! The Creator is hidden and I don’t see that this is He who acts and controls. Therefore I must do everything by myself, that is, despite all the disturbances, I must reach such a state, such a life, where I understand that the Creator controls everything, although He doesn’t exist! I myself create Him within me.

It is hard for a person to understand this. But there is nothing that can be done. This is the wisdom of Kabbalah, this is the truth. However, gradually those pieces of the collective soul, who understand this state and can implement it, hold the Light that will affect all the others and, as it is said, “Everyone will know Me, from the smallest to the greatest.”
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From KabTV”s “Secrets of the eternal book” 5/16/16

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Where Does One Get A Desire For Spirituality?

laitman_238_01Question: What can be done if there is no desire to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and go to a group after many years of study? At first it seemed as if I had found the “philosophers’ stone” and my entire meaning of life was in the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Answer: As long as your ego was interested in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, you ran to study, you learned its method, and it was very good for you. But today, your ego wants something else and is ready to abandon the study. Do you really think that you can systematically learn and seriously understand the wisdom of Kabbalah like that?! And this is true even for any other science. How could you do it?! You were given an opportunity to understand and know how the world in which you live is constructed, how to transform it into a Garden of Eden! This is for you, personally, for yourself. Do you want it? Go on. No? Unfortunately, I cannot give you a desire.

I can give only one piece of advice: you must play one against the other. Give an example of your greatest desire to one another. You must see how important it is to you to discover the meaning of life, its purpose, and its secrets!

Do not delay, but be sure to understand! This is a great truth, the truth! Latent in it is a characteristic that is so important to the world for attaining balance and a good future for you and for your children. Which is to say, you are involved in the most important and most interesting and secret wisdom that is gradually revealed to you. Have you lost your patience? You need to get it from the environment.

It is said, “buy yourself a friend” (Pirkei Avot 1:6). In a good and proper relationship with him, you can acquire his desire from him and continue to study, and you will have no need for anything else. You will begin to discover the upper world in the connection between you, and there you will gradually, as from a well of living water, begin to notice in the upper world how more and more future actions and events in our world are born within you. You will see yourself and your friends in a perfect state there.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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The Eternal Struggle Between Fathers And Sons

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Question: There is a negative relationship between my grown son and I. What should I do if I want to make contact with him and he doesn’t understand me? How can I help my son and myself through the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: This is a problem! Your son doesn’t want to be in contact with you because he feels that you suppress him, while you feel that you need to take care of him, and he should accept your care and care for you in return.

However, the relationship between a mother and a child should be such that a mother won’t give a child reason to think that she limits him.

The young generation needs its freedom from the previous generation. They need the parents to provide them with all the necessities and move aside.

My teacher Rabash used to say, “All that our children need from us is to close our mouth and open our pocket.”

This is what they require. Do you want to have a good relationship with them? Then close your mouth and open your pocket.

Of course, this is somewhat exaggerated, but I advise you to keep him in your thoughts (because they influence your son) and show him that you require nothing from him: no changes in his life at all. You want, if possible, just to add somewhere, anywhere he wishes.

This is what we learn from the upper providence that treats the lower system this way.

Every upper Sefira only does what is necessary for the lower in order for it to fulfill itself, to grow, and to attain. It doesn’t think about itself in any way.

This is exactly how the Creator treats us: we don’t owe Him anything and only He owes us.

Comment: It is said that we are obliged to keep the commandments

Answer: You do that in order to correct yourself and not for the Creator! The Creator is perfect. You can’t give Him anything and you don’t give Him anything. Absolutely nothing! After all, if we speak about a perfect attribute, then it won’t gain or lose anything no matter how you conduct yourself. Everything is done only for your own good and nothing more.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 4/24/16

laitman_566_01Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to marriages in which the man is younger than the woman?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t talk about that. But basically a man must be more mature than a woman because he must be greater in every way, like Zeir Anpin in relation to Malchut, which is basically a small part of it. But this is from a spiritual point of view. In regard to age differences in our world, it is entirely relative.

Question: If a woman has a strong desire to advance spiritually, does she necessarily require a man who is also connected to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: That is not necessary. A woman can advance even if she doesn’t have a man if there is a Kabbalistic group near her. A man must marry since he then becomes an absolute egoist. If a woman is found by his side, his additional egoism will help him develop spiritually.

Question: Why are some men only given one woman while others have an entire harem?

Answer: This is a natural characteristic. There are monogamous men and there are those who are not ready to live with one woman. This is natural and it is not possible to change. Everything depends on the characteristic of the soul. It is not a “beastly” characteristic because a man like this can love one particular woman and be in relationships with others.

Question: Is it possible to use envy as a positive benefit for personal growth?

Answer: Never! It is necessary to long for friendship and support but not envy; this is an incorrect feeling. Men do not look at it favorably. It limits and pressures him too much like a child; he wants to be rid of that feeling.

Question: Is it possible that after studying the wisdom of Kabbalah a person can change the “flavor” of love for children? Meaning will the same love remain but in a different form?

Answer: Studying Kabbalah changes a person very much, especially in one’s attitude toward family, children, and spouse. But the change is always positive and balanced.

Question: Who is the right woman? What must she long for?

Answer: The right woman longs to stand behind a man and push him toward connection with the friends.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/24/16

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The Result of Spiritual Problems

laitman_627_2Question: What is the spiritual root of not being able to give birth?

Answer: There are many problems today that will grow, expand, deepen and take on different forms. This is the result of our internal spiritual and mental problems. No matter how many medications we invent, we will not be able to do anything. We are constantly chasing our own tail, doing increasingly worse things, and then we have to invent medications to deal with the outcomes of our actions.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/24/16

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Do Not Put An End To Nascent Life

laitman_527_01Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to abortions that are not associated with any danger to the embryo or the mother?

Answer: Every birth is a sign that we are participating in the correction of the world. Even on the animate level, an embryo and the future human being it will grow into has an opportunity to perform certain actions of bestowal. Therefore, it is important to keep it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/24/16

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“French Islam”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (France24): French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve held a day of talks on Islam’s place in France Monday in an effort to better integrate the religion with the ‘values of the Republic’, in the wake of a dispute over the burkini full-body swimsuit.

“Cazeneuve told the La Croix newspaper ahead of Monday’s meeting that he wants to create a foundation to help promote ‘an Islam of France’ that respects French secular values.

“The foundation would finance education and cultural projects and non-religious training of imams, such as history of religion classes, he said.”

(Financial Times): “Compromise has never been Jean-Pierre Chevènement’s forte: over four decades in French politics he resigned from three different ministerial jobs after disagreeing with the government’s line. Still, president François Hollande has entrusted the 77-year-old politician with a highly delicate mission: to quell France’s unsettling row over Islam, the country’s second-largest religion.

“Mr Chevènement insists he will not deal with religious matters. He is instead to preside over the establishment of a new foundation for Islam whose goal will be to ‘build an Islam of France respectful of Republican values’, according to Bernard Cazeneuve, interior minister. The state-backed foundation will fund educational, research and cultural projects. It will also offer training on the rule of law, France’s secular system, known as laicité, and gender equality. A separate religious organisation will be set up to train imams.

“’The idea is to bring Islam and France closer,’ Mr Chevènement says. ‘It’s a sort ofcuisine a la française.’”

My Comment: In principle, this trend exists in every nation. If we are talking about Islam as one of the three world religions, in a country with a prevalent Muslim population, they need to be educated, understand, know the history, geography, people, people well suited to this issue, not terrorists by nature and the extreme left and right. They need to know the Koran and other religions deeply.

Question: Won’t these educated people be frightened of the terrorists?

Answer: The fact is that most people don’t agree with the terrorists. They talk about it and live. We cannot limit ourselves and not live.

Question: Do you see a future for modern Islam?

Answer: Certainly. This is imperative. I wonder why this has not been done before. If 10% of a country’s population are Muslims, it is necessary to enter this stratum. It is only now that we have perceived a need for this because Islam was self-contained and there was no obligation to be involved with it. But now  a compulsory education process will be encouraged by the state, and this is very good.

At the same time, there would be some sort of intelligent layer, maintaining close contact with all other cultures and religions and their place in them.

Through these people it will be possible to work with Islam, to appeal to something, or argue “This professor at the Sorbonne or the University of Lyon or thinks differently.” Although today there are few who consider professors, but all the same, there should be a link to academic, knowledgeable Islamists, and then we can somehow mitigate the situation.

Nevertheless, radical Islam extremists will not consider anyone. All of this makes no difference to them at all. From their point of view, Muslims like these are even greater enemies.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/31/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.14.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Concerning Love of Friends”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 83 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 51 

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