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How Can We Receive Spiritual Information

laitman_276_02Question: I am the kind of person who needs examples, not explanations, for concepts that I don’t understand. If the wisdom of Kabbalah is a science, is it possible to give examples of the phenomena about which you speak?

Answer: How can I give you an example if you don’t see and don’t understand spiritual phenomena yet? You need new extra senses so that you will see what I see, then you will understand what I am talking about. This means that you need to expand your senses, and this is what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in.

Only a person who becomes a Kabbalist, which means who receives spiritual information, can see this information though his insight and not with his eyes.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Thoughts And Desires

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, Shamati, 153: However, there is a special role to the thought: it intensifies the desire. The desire remains in its place; it does not have the strength to expand and perform its action. Yet, because one thinks and contemplates on a matter, and the desire asks of the thought to provide some counsel and advice to carry out the desire, the desire thus grows, expands and performs its actual work…

Our thoughts can expand or diminish our desire according to what we think about and what we engage in. If I keep thinking about something, my desires regarding that object grow and develop and I already live in them and begin to operate them.

Question: If I have a desire to fill myself and all my thoughts are automatically aimed at that, I cannot think about anything that doesn’t fill my desires. But the desires are under the Creator’s control. He created them so everything is under His control and domination. So where is my freedom?

Answer: Only in hastening your development. If you are in the right society and it influences you correctly, you hasten the development of your desires. The Creator can impact you more intensively; your desires will change more quickly, and thus you will begin to advance increasingly faster in the right direction toward the desired goal. Everything is predetermined, but the speed of the motion and style of movement will be optimal.

Comment: The whole correction is in the fact that you have to think about others, but I can’t think about others because I don’t have this desire and so I have no such thoughts.

Answer: If by being in the right society you evoke unto yourself the Surrounding Light, the desire and thoughts that determine that it is vital to be in contact with the friends will emerge in you.

Question: This means that it is impossible to change your thoughts and desires without the Creator’s force, without His help.

Answer: No. Without the Creator’s help, a person remains a beast.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Catch The End Of The Thread That Returns To The Creator

Laitman_025_01Torah, Deuteronomy 17:8 – 17:10: If a matter eludes you in judgment, between blood and blood, between judgment and judgment, or between lesion and lesion, words of dispute in your cities, then you shall rise and go up to the place the Lord, your God, chooses. And you shall come to the Levitic kohanim and to the judge who will be in those days, and you shall inquire, and they will tell you the words of judgment. And you shall do according to the word they tell you, from the place the Lord will choose, and you shall observe to do according to all they instruct you.

A person can never decide by himself how to act. The solution of the problem can be found only on the next level: either on the level of Levites (ascent to Bina), or on the level of Kohanim (ascent to Hochma). This is the only way we can accumulate strength for our own correction.

It is written: “If a matter eludes you in judgment, between blood and blood, between judgment and judgment, or between lesion and lesion…” It speaks about person’s scrutiny of his qualities; after all, he doesn’t know what drives him: correct or incorrect qualities, or correct or incorrect thoughts. It is not known where his egoism hides, how it incites him and gives him some kind of a bribe.

Therefore, each one should always rise to such a degree where he could decide his actions and intentions with the help of an external standard. A special force is required for this: the next degree, ascent to it, acceptance of its qualities and advices, so that it would change, test, and subjugate a person. Then he will be sure that he moves correctly.

We advance this way in constant contradiction “between blood and blood, between lesion and lesion.” How else? If from the beginning of creation to its full correction a person is an egoist, then every time bigger and bigger egoism is revealed in him.

Let’s say you corrected yourself by 90%, but the revealed 91% that must be corrected is bigger than all the previous ones. Therefore, you can’t rely on anything, and every time you are in absolute incomprehension, wondering, and marveling at everything that happens to you.

Every time, the unique, kind Creator completely disappears from your senses, and instead of Him, there are multitudes of all sorts of haters, traitors and evil dogs. All this you must again relate to the Creator as arising due to the lack of connection with Him. That is, these are the qualities that are specifically created in you so that you would get closer to the Creator. You have no choice.

Everything is arranged so amazingly that you unwillingly, consciously or unconsciously, or as a result of big problems, worries, sleepless nights, searches, and internal struggle with yourself finally catch the end of this thread that returns you to the uniqueness of the Creator and His absolute goodness.

Such is the way of awareness—scary on one hand and beautiful on the other hand—because you are born on the level of the Creator and become similar to Him.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/24/16

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The wealthy are respected everywhere in the world and they have direct access to government officials. The wealthy have a very strong desire to swallow and control everything; otherwise, they wouldn’t be wealthy. Every person exploits others as much as possible; this is human nature, even that of the ordinary citizen.
From KabTV’s “New Life #643 – Centralization In The Israeli Economy,” 11/5/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.17.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Awakening the Need for the Help of the Creator” 

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 8, Item 7

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” “The Language of the Kabbalists Is a Language of Branches”

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