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“As The Stars Of Heaven In Abundance”

laitman_749_01Torah, Deuteronomy 10:22: With seventy souls, your forefathers descended to Egypt, and now the Lord, your God, has made you as the stars of heaven in abundance.

When the sons of Israel descended to Egypt, they were just seventy souls. It means that it was the whole Partzuf, but in a state of smallness (VAK): Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut, and seven times ten equals seventy people.

The Partzuf lacked the “head,” meaning the huge desire of Pharaoh that was acquired in Egypt, and therefore, after exiting Egypt, they were able to assemble themselves into a complete soul. Pharaoh added desire to them by making them work very hard. They began to think about their purpose, what to do with themselves and how to connect above the growing egoism. Serious squabbles and quarrels began between them in Egypt. Pharaoh was constantly between them. The egoistic force grew, pushing them away from each other. Thus, a hopeless state was created, and they were forced to move closer to each other.

While trying to connect, they eventually understood that in Egypt they wouldn’t be able to get close to each other and get out of their egoism. Therefore, they had to rise above Pharaoh, that is, to escape from Egypt.

Question: Did the sons of Israel increase quantitatively and become numerous precisely because the egoism grew?

Answer: The Torah never refers to a quantitative addition, but only to the quality of the Partzuf: a small soul at first, then a little bigger, and then even bigger. It doesn’t depend on the quantity of the elements, but on the power of egoism that was collected in it. This is called that the Partzuf now has a head.

Question: The head that is added to VAK is the appearance of Moses?

Answer: Yes, slowly the need for him develops in the people of Israel. There is nothing artificial here. They grow gradually until Moses appears among them. And he appears suddenly, when there is no special need for him.

He emerges between two lines, right and left, between Pharaoh and the Creator, as someone able to lead all the other desires.
From Kab TV “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/1/16

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How Does The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Influence Life In This World?

laitman_281_02Question: How will studying the wisdom of Kabbalah influence life in this world?

Answer: The moment we begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, life in this world begins to change for the better.

It may take a long time until our studying and desire influences the upper governance system and a response from it reaches us. A certain pause is created that can go on for months or even longer.

So, the main thing is not to despair and to understand that we have no other way in the world. Try to do this now, otherwise, you will only regret it in the future.

Years will go by, and you will have to return to this life, to this world. There is nothing good in it. But you will have to be born and suffer again until you reach a state in one of your future incarnations when you will manage to correct yourself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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Who Knows All Of The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

laitman_214Question: Is there any Kabbalist who can say that he knows the entire wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: There were very many Kabbalists who attained this state.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is knowledge of the system of the management of our world, or as Baal HaSulam writes, the method for revealing the Creator to the creature in our world. Therefore, in any case, every person will be obligated to attain all of the knowledge of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 143

laitman_286Question: Is transcending the Machsom (barrier), reaching bestowal, reaching equivalence of form with the Creator, and uniting with friends all the same thing? If not, what is the difference between these phenomena?

Answer: They are all the same.

Question: Is one’s desire to feel the Creator while listening to and reading the materials enough in order to draw the Surrounding Light and advance toward the Machsom?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is it right to advance toward the Machsom with the aim of doing everything in order to feel the Creator so that we can delight Him?

Answer: Our whole way is in order to reach absolute bestowal and to resemble the Creator.

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“Italy: Banking Crisis Or Euro Crisis?”

laitman_220In the News (Social Europe): “Italy is once again in the spotlight. As its banking system undergoes a slow-motion implosion – the country’s banks are weighed down by €360 billion of bad loans, of which €200bn are deemed insolvent …a last-minute quick fix that would temporarily appease market tensions but would do very little to address the underlying cause of the banking sector’s systemic stress: the unprecedented collapse that the Italian economy has suffered over the past 5-6 years. …

“The crisis is ‘the consequence of the longest and deepest recession in Italy’s history’, as the governor of the Italian central bank, Ignazio Visco, recently stated. As financial journalist Matthew Lynn writes: ‘Italy doesn’t have a banking crisis; it has a euro crisis’.

In macroeconomic terms, Italy has been the hardest hit country in the eurozone after Greece. … around 20 per cent of Italy’s industrial capacity has now been destroyed. …

“This is not just an Italian problem: the ECB’s recent stress tests have revealed that the banks with the largest capital shortfalls are all located in periphery countries. According to a recent study, for the EU as a whole, non-performing loans (NPLs) stood at over 9 per cent of GDP at the end of 2014 – equivalent to €1.2 trillion, more than double the level in 2009.

“Now, after years of muddling through, the situation has finally exploded in the Italian government’s face. The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back was the British referendum, which caused Italian bank stocks, which had been sliding for quite some time, to collapse to their lowest level in years. …

“The European Commission and core countries – most notably Germany and the Netherlands – insist that Rome must stick by the rules and enforce a bail-in of junior creditors before resorting to a bailout. The government categorically refuses to do so and has insisted on being allowed to bail out the banks – a position backed by the ECB – while engaging in a wider battle against the current set-up of the banking union. Mr Visco, for example, has recently stated that that the current bail-in rules are exacerbating the Italian banking crisis rather than alleviating it. …

“Now, it would be easy to classify this as a classic example of Italian dodginess… . And one would be justified for doing so. But this doesn’t change the fact that the bail-in rule is making things worse for the weaker banking sectors of the union – and for Italy’s banking sector in particular. And that is because enforcing the bail-in rule across the board, making it mandatory, as the banking union does – regardless of the nature of the banks’ problems, of the wider macroeconomic context of a country, etc. – clearly penalises the weaker capitals of the union (the ones located in the periphery) vis-à-vis the stronger ones (the ones located in the core countries), potentially leading to a foreign takeover of the former by the latter, thus exacerbating, rather than reducing, the core-periphery imbalances.”

My Comment: It is basically impossible to integrate something partially! Because every integral system (an interconnected unit) is totally interdependent. And if it is partly dependent, in conditions of the development of the world and society toward complete integration according to the laws of nature, partial dependency will only continually initiate more and more problems in communication in order to reveal its partial connection.

But it is dangerous to destroy this partial connection, because even the destruction of bad ties will unbalance the system and disrupt its partial operation, and so in the long run, the problem will be resolved either by accepting the right method of connection and unity (on the level of re-education of the participants) or by a world war.

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Moving Away From The Source Of Goodness

 Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science about receiving higher pleasure, but you say that the truth is attained through suffering. How can this be true? Are we destined to suffer?

Answer: Nobody is destined to suffer. On the contrary, the wisdom of Kabbalah is a science through which we attain the upper force from which only goodness is derived. But to feel this good, it is first necessary to experience the opposite feeling. We don’t need to immerse ourselves in suffering to do this. Just understanding its origin is enough for us. This is a huge difference.

I suffer from being far from the origin of goodness, and goodness is attained only within it. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, suffering is not felt as it is felt in the physical world, as a lack of fulfillment. Instead, it is a lack of the possibility of bestowing, like a cow suffers when she wants to nurse a calf, when she is bursting with an abndance of milk.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/15/16

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Gather The Parts Of The Collective Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How is it that when working in a circle, in a workshop, in a group of ten, I begin to feel a connection with the entire world soul, with people I don’t know?

Answer: The Creator created one big desire and then broke it into pieces.

In other words, the only desire that was created was shattered into billions of fragments under the influence of what is called the sin of Adam, because Adam introduced egoism into this desire. As a result, the connection between the parts of the general desire stopped, and each individual desire stopped feeling all the rest. To be more precise, it felt them, but wanted to use them for itself only.


The general desire to receive is called, “Adam” or “Adam HaRishon” (the First Man), or the “soul.” After the Shevira (breaking), the collective soul was divided into a multitude of individual souls.

Then, the individual souls fell even lower. In each one of them remained a small point called “Keter,” which is the beginning of a future soul. These points or sparks that remained unbroken, draw us toward reconnection in order to discover the Creator.

When they are ignited within us, we long to discover the entire system of the Creator. This is revealed in us as a longing to attain the meaning of life, and we find ourselves in some group.

A group is a certain part of all the individual souls that must now reach correction. People gather together into one group, without knowing why themselves, and begin to work on themselves in groups of ten, to transform the group of ten into one unit, one common whole. The moment that they attain this, they immediately begin to feel the Creator.

This is what we must do. So in every place, wherever it may be, you must find friends with whom you will learn to create among you a single whole according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Then you will feel the upper world, meaning you will restore the connection between you called 10 Sefirot, a Partzuf, or a soul.

Through this structure, you will be able to feel the upper world clearly. “Soul,” “Upper World,” and “Creator” are the same thing; it depends on how we scrutinize this discovery.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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Responding To Negative Attitudes

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Answer: Under no circumstances should you respond to someone’s negative attitude toward you in the same way! On the contrary, you should display the right attitude toward him and purposefully exaggerate your positive attitude toward him.

If he responds correctly, it is good. If not, break away from him. This indicates that he cannot understand and appreciate correctly your attitude toward him yet.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16

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A Stipend For People Who Are Replaced By Robots

laitman_552_03In the News ( “There’s nothing new about worrying that machines will take our jobs. …

“According to a Pew Internet Survey released last week, more than two-thirds of Americans think that within 50 years, most jobs will be done by robots or computers—although the vast majority conveniently thought that won’t happen with their own jobs.

“No matter how this plays out, it’s pretty clear that machines will be handling more and more work, particularly now that increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence is enabling them to take on mental task too. And that is raising a big question: When machines dominate the work world, what are all the people they replace going to do for money?

“Remarkably, one idea starting to gain traction is known as universal basic income (UBI). It’s a simple, if somewhat radical concept—each citizen of a country would receive a monthly check from the government, no matter how much money you make and without any strings attached. …

“The truth is that no one knows how people will respond.”

My Comment: I believe that without general education, people will deteriorate in every possible way. Not securing your own food is the most unnatural situation in material existence.

In such cases in wealthy families, there is compulsory education, a system of strict education and work. How will this work according to the desire of the masses?

Kabbalah believes that general information and education that leads to connection and unity with nature and society into a single whole are obligatory throughout a person’s life. This is a compulsory process which society, the nation, and especially the United Nations must take upon themselves; because it is specifically with this that they should be involved.

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