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I Don’t Want To Give Anything

laitman_622_02Question: If my only desire is to receive pleasure egoistically, how can I want to give someone anything? I feel that it is unpleasant, and I don’t receive any pleasure from it.

Answer: The desire to give, to bestow, suddenly emerges in you under the influence of the Upper Light.

Studying the wisdom of Kabbalah systematically awakens and summons the Light that Reforms, which is called the Surrounding Light (Ohr Makif), to a student.

This Light gradually change us; it gives us such a sensation of properties that we suddenly begin to be willing to pass through ourselves and work for the other.

A person suddenly feels these types of attributes. He didn’t even know about them before, and suddenly they are born and develop in him. This happens because this is how the Upper Light works.

We don’t know anything about this. It is like a little child who runs and hops around, shouting, crying, feeling happy, and doing anything his body demands, and thus eventually develops. We are the same.

We simply need to be in this system, and thus we will develop.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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A System That Protects From The Upper Light

laitman_232_06Question: How important is it to divide the pleasure that is received from the Creator into portions? After all, it is no secret that if you spend a lot of time in the sun, you can get burned and not tanned.

Answer: First, we need to prepare our desire for the right contact. Accordingly, we must first reject all pleasure, restricting (Tzimtzum) it and not allowing it to enter into us.

Then we must build a screen (Masach) that will send the pleasure back. Only after that will it become possible to come in contact with it and gradually begin to receive pleasure in measured amounts called Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida, and so forth.

Everything comes gradually. To the degree that we build a resistance within us called a screen, we can discover the pleasure that is found between us. Above us, there is a system that makes it possible for the Upper Light to reach us only in the same amount that a particular protective system exists within us called a Masach.

Question: How do the brain and nerves of a Kabbalist withstand the feeling of pleasure that is millions of times greater than the pleasure of an ordinary person? Is this not reflected mentally?

Answer: I tdoes not affect the mind because a system exists that protects everything and does not allow the person to be harmed by the Upper Light in any way. What is called a Pulsa de Nura (light shock) is just something to “horror story.” So don’t worry, nothing will happen; no one has ever been harmed by the wisdom of Kabbalah. It is only those who hate it who intentionally disseminate rumors like this.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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A Black Point In The Infinite Light

laitman_219_01Question: What is the point that all the Upper Light stems from?

Answer: A black point is the only thing that was created by the Creator in the infinite Light. It is called a desire.

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This point is not the egoism, but only its rudiment, something that is different from the Light. It is a point from which our development begins.

Question: What does the writing of black letters on a white background mean?

Answer: The white background is associated with the Light and the black is our desire. Therefore, when we draw lines, we represent what our desires look like on the background of the white Light, and what distinguishes them from the Creator’s altruistic attributes.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/17/16

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New Life #782 – Reading The Torah

New Life #782 – Reading The Torah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is the inner meaning of what is said in the Torah, what do the weekly portions represent, and why do we begin to read the Torah every year from the beginning?

The Torah is the general law of nature which explains how to behave regarding the higher operating system.

Main points:

  • Reality is built in strata, and there is a higher system that manages it with an operating system called Torah.
  • Moses was the first to describe it comprehensively and he gave the Torah to the people of Israel. The Torah was written in a coded language.
  • The entire Torah talks about how we must be balanced in relation to the forces that act upon us. It explains how a person develops further and further toward complete balance.
  • There is the Torah we read every week that is divided into portions and there is the hidden Torah. With the help of the hidden Torah, a person can discover the Creator, the general force that is operating in reality.
  • There is an external maintenance of the laws of the Torah and there is its inner maintenance, which is expressed in the correction of man’s relationships to others. A person knows that he is in true balance when he acts for the benefit of others.
  • There is an external reading of the Torah and there is an internal reading: the discovery of the Torah each time on a new level.
  • Reading the Torah is a discovery of the higher system, making it possible to discover the Creator through it.
  • On every spiritual level, a person must reach an attainment of a deeper understanding of what it reveals.
  • The seven days are seven forces: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut.
  • “And the heavens and earth were finished….” (Genesis 2:1) A balance between the positive force and the negative force brings a person to a state that is called Shabbat.
  • The yearly reading of the Torah represents a new level of discovery of the hidden reality until its complete discovery.
  • In the final point of balance, we see “from one end of the world to the other,” the full reconciliation between the opposing forces of nature.
  • To read the Torah means discovering the program of the world and achieving a whole and eternal state.
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    From KabTV’s “New Life #782 – Reading The Torah,” 10/25/16
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