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Congresses And Distances

Laitman_524_01Question: How should those who cannot come to a congress, relate to it? What specifically does their work consist of?

Answer: This is a big problem. There are many people from different regions who would like to come, but can not due to material reasons.

I can say only one thing: remain at your places, follow our congress, and be together with us as much as possible. And you will see that everything spiritual, in both us and you, simply transfuse like in one common vessel.

This relates to both physical and virtual groups. If possible, be connected to each other, organize meals together with us. Try to do everything the same as us.

Question: Do you think that more people will not be able to come to congresses in the future?

Answer: Yes, the world is moving downward. Let us hope that this movement will not put pressure on us in our daily life, but it will be more difficult to fly somewhere and participate in congresses.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 3

laitman_232_08.jpgThe problem of loneliness enveloping the modern world is related to the inner emptiness of man. And even when a person wants to rid himself of this state, he has no idea how to do it.

This is neither taught to us by our teachers in school nor by our psychologists and psychiatrists. The fact is that they too are lonely, and that’s why they cannot help us by giving advice on how to be free of loneliness and how to bring people closer.

No one knows how to even begin to bring such extreme individualists as our contemporaries closer to each other. Here only the science of Kabbalah can help because it explains how to establish contact above our egoism so that love can cover all transgressions.

The individuality of each remains, we are not trying to break anyone; rather, we are building one more level atop our nature: a level of unity, a common roof. We, individuals, exist under this roof and we build it together for the sake of harmonious existence and a happy life.

This roof is raised on the second floor. It does not cancel our individual qualities, but only helps us build a correct connection above them. Our relationships come to exist on two different levels, that is, on the inner level, I remain isolated and infinitely distant from others, while on the “second floor,” in the common connection built between us, we lock ourselves into a circle.

Inside of me is a “straight line” and my inner personal state doesn’t concern anyone. But with respect to others, I am completely open and ready to be with everyone as one man with one heart.

This is integration above isolation; in other words, both exist at the same time. This is a new method of connection derived from the wisdom of Kabbalah, and it must be taught to humanity. External interactions are built by the method of the circle, the method of integral connection, while the inner approach refers to the person himself.

In essence, these are not two distinct methods. They turn into one because the stronger we connect between us, the more it helps us develop internally, in our individual forms. It turns out that a person’s egoism continues to develop and grow. And this is exactly what enables us to build relationships between us as we connect in a circle; we are able to do this due to the fact that we are becoming continuously more egoistic.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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Origins Of Culture

laitman_628_2Question: Where is the border between spirituality and culture?

Answer: Culture is not a separate concept.

The difference between culture, ethics, and spiritual situations, does not exist. Religion is the source of culture. Without religion, painting, literature, and music would not have developed. All of them began with religion, and developed externally later. But the foundations for all of them were laid in spirituality.

Question: There are tribes that do not maintain any of the world religions. They have their own culture, communications, behavior, and foundations.

Answer: Those tribes have their own customs. There are 2,800 kinds of religions and faiths that exist in the world.

Everything that there is in humanity has appeared thanks to religion. All the arts were created out of the religious need of humanity to express itself to the higher power.

Question: In the Torah, it is said: “Regarding his son, a father is obligated to circumcise him, redeem him, teach him Torah, marry him to a woman and teach him an art.” (Kiddushin 29a).

Answer: The intent of the word “art” is the characteristic of bestowal.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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Proper Upbringing

Laitman_507_04Question: In your opinion, what kind of upbringing is correct?

Answer: The proper education is when a person knows how to integrate in human society correctly. He understands people, appreciates them, treats them in a good and courteous manner, understands their weaknesses, and can gradually integrate into their society and even help them to ascend.

When education is incorrect, then a person separates and divides himself from society, and harms himself and others that way.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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New Life #858 – Our Attitude to Life: Fears And Anxieties

New Life #858 – Our Attitude to Life: Fears And Anxieties
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Fear is a feeling of lack of filling in the desire to live, to exist, to receive, yet the feeling of deficiency helps us advance.

A person can feel safe even in the worst situations in his life if he controls his connection with the upper Light.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #858 – Our Attitude to Life: Fears And Anxieties ,” 5/23/17

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Refrain From Vows

laitman_554Torah, Deuteronomy 23:22 – 23:23: When you make a vow to the Lord, your God, you shall not delay in paying it, for the Lord, your God, will demand it of you, and it will be [counted as] a sin for you. But if you shall refrain from making vows, you will have no sin.

If you really desire to be in touch with the Creator and understand that there is no one else besides Him, then you cannot promise anything in advance, you cannot count on your strength and vow that you will do it.

How can you rely on the next moment; what if suddenly egoism flares up in you? Then, what?

Question: In other words, I should not sign any alliances, no papers that say: “I will do it, I am confident in myself,” as this is a notorious loss?

Answer: Internally, within yourself – for sure! Only the Creator directs all that is in you. Union with the Creator can exist only if you completely dwell in His properties.

If “There is none else besides Him,” it cannot be otherwise. You simply understand that all your thoughts and actions will always depend only on Him a 100%, and no less.

Question: So, it is always saying: “If you insert the ‘I,’ you’re a loser”?

Answer: You can insert the “I” by annulling it completely. This becomes your alliance with the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/26/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.20.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #3 “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah Compared to Other Sciences,” “You Shall Have a Sorrowful Life” 

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