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What Is The Source Of The Knowledge That Underlies The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

Laitman_514.02Question: What kind of depth stands behind the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: There is nothing in the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature in all its forms and possibilities that is not explained by the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The explanation is scientific and precise, relying on one single criterion, which is that only two forces exist in nature, a positive force and a negative force, and between them they create all the elements, all the characteristics, and all the laws of creation. The use of the wisdom of Kabbalah gives us a hold on a universal and concrete system of knowledge through which we can approach everything.

Question: The science of physics has been studied and investigated for a few hundred years, while the wisdom of Kabbalah has existed for more than 5,000 years, but it is not taught anywhere. Why is this so?

Answer: The science of physics is included within the wisdom of Kabbalah, but it is a science that is relevant to the lowest level of matter, the inanimate level of our world, and there is nothing in it; there is no spirit; there is no management. It is only the inanimate result of higher forces.

Question: Is it possible to say that the wisdom of Kabbalah is the basis for all the mundane sciences?

Answer: The foundation for all the sciences is HaVaYaH; these are the four phases of the extension of the upper Light from the upper phase, Keter.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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United With Israel: “The Only Way To Peace Is Jewish Unity”

The largest portal United with Israel published my new article: “The Only Way To Peace Is Jewish Unity

Just as we once lost the Temple and our land because of our own hatred for one another, we must now come together if we wish for some peace and quiet.

As the Temple Mount crisis continues, many are concerned that we are facing yet another round of the violence and bloodshed of which we have become so weary. Again and again Israel faces the reality of conflict and strife, and the road to some peace and quiet seems as blockaded as ever. It is time to ask some very deep questions, to get to the root of our existential uncertainty, because, as a famous Jew named Einstein once said, “We can only solve this problem with a higher level of thinking.”

Our history is not easily grasped by the rational mind: Exiled numerous times from our land, dispersed amongst all other nations for millennia, survived countless persecutions and a most enigmatically terrible holocaust, only to return to our homeland once more and rebuild it from desert land into a thriving modern country. Even as the state of Israel was declared, a war broke out. Five different armies of surrounding Arab countries attacked the fledgling state, that had no army, no resources, just a group of refugees who had recently escaped the greatest genocide in history, fighting for their lives. That victory against all odds was just one in a series of miraculous victories the Israeli state managed to achieve against its perpetrators, to this day.

But this magic is once again dissipating. Are we on the way to another great exile? Some of our greatest sages say that we are. Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag wrote that “our entire reality in the State of Israel is in danger… few will be able to withstand the hardships of our land whilst they have the option to immigrate… Gradually, they will escape this suffering until the population left will not be enough to call it an independent state, and they shall, God forbid, be immersed among the Arabs” (Writings of the Last Generation).

Such an unfavorable turnout is indeed possible, unless we awaken to the real causality behind this seesaw effect, where Jews are both enigmatically persecuted as well as miraculously saved. Our woes and our triumphs are equally beyond understanding. What can explain such an irrational tale? What is the real reason behind our peculiarity?

The Enigma of the Jews

Many have pondered the enigma of the Jews. Leo Tolstoy, for one, wrote of them:

“What is the Jew? … What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish?”

The answer is that we are a people with a unique higher purpose. As Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag writes: “Judaism must give something new to the nations, and that is what they expect from the return of the people of Israel to their land, and it cannot be found in other wisdoms, for we have never been able to add to those and are not their students. It is the wisdom of faith, justice and peace which most nations learn from us, and this wisdom is ascribed to us alone”(The Writings of the Last Generation).

Indeed this is no ordinary nation, but one which carries a great role and responsibility. Although we shirk and repress it, the nations of the world still hold us accountable, directly or indirectly. The wisdom of how to reach true harmony and peace exists within us, and is waiting for us to remember it and use it for the sake of all. When we unite amongst ourselves and advance towards our higher purpose our fate smiles upon us, but when we tarry, we face pressures that signal to us that we have strayed.

The last time the Temple Mount was ours was around 2000 years ago, when we lost it as well as our hold of the land of Israel because of the separation and hatred that existed in our hearts. To regain our strength and security this is what we must tend to. Politics and security measures will never be enough. We can only solve this conflict and all others, by going to the root of who we are, and what it is that we have inside us that everyone is expecting of us to realize.

Our role is to create a model society, where “love covers all crimes,” (Proverbs 10:12), where connection and contribution are valued above wealth, power and personal success. Instead of basing our society upon the laws of the British mandate or other foreign systems, they need to be based upon the values of Israel- that derive from the equality, love and compassion that is in our roots. Not the divided, imbalanced and indifferent society of today, but a real nation, united by love and mutual care, with a responsibility to share it with the whole world.

Fulfilling the Promise

In his speech for the completion of the Zohar, Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag wrote that the land of Israel was given to us and yet we have not received it, for it was given only as an opportunity to return to our higher purpose and rebuild the infrastructure not of cement buildings, but of love and connection between us. This opportunity, he explains is not without expiration, and time is running out. Israel was given a chance to achieve its goal and the world praised and supported it for a while. However, since 1967 international support of the state of Israel drastically declined. We have reached a point where UNESCO is determining Israel’s most holy Jewish sites, such as the Kotel and the cave of the Patriarchs, as Palestinian heritage sites. If the very existence of Israel were brought to a vote today, there is a great doubt whether the nations of the world would support it.

This pressure will not end until we come together, until we see through the seemingly irrational reality of our lives, and understand that the solution too is unordinary. When we are bonded together, we succeed. When we forget who we are and fall into separation and hate- our enemies come upon us. Our unity is our strength, and when the love of Israel is revived between us, above all differences, no enemy can harm us, and we will find that the road to peace is open.

As it is written “When there are love, unity, and friendship between each other in Israel, no calamity can come upon them” (from the book Maor VaShemesh).
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See The World Through The Ten Sefirot

laitman_928Question: Do I have to study the system of creation of the worlds, the ten Sefirot of the soul, like a multiplication table, or should I accept that for me it is something that is yet non-existent and incomprehensible?

Answer: You must study it, then later try looking for it and the system will begin to form within you. You will look at the world, observing the changes in it as if looking through a stencil, and you will see the ten Sefirot in this world.

Looking as if through a net at the world, at an individual, at his behavior, at interactions between people, at the movement of the wind, the air, at various kinds of interactions in the phenomena of vegetative, animate, or spiritual worlds, regardless of where you look, everywhere you will see the same single net of interconnections between two forces: positive and negative.

Question: How much time is needed to attain the ten Sefirot? Does it depend on the specific individual?

Answer: We have a very in-depth, six-volume text The Study of the Ten Sefirot (Talmud Eser Sefirot), which explains how the ten Sefirot form all the worlds, including our world as the last and lowest of the worlds, and the way in which the upper Light, through the ten Sefirot, controls all of creation.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Kabbalah In One Sentence

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can you please explain your methodology in one sentence?

Answer: I think it is best to speak about Kabbalah as a methodology for expanding awareness by combining desires, and in this expanded awareness, one begins to perceive not our reality, but the force that gives birth to it.

This gives an individual the possibility to know more about the world in which he exists, its cause and effect, relationships, etc. In addition, a person becomes kinder, more approachable, and his participation in society improves.
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“The Blessing To Be With You In Your Granaries”

laitman_239Torah, Deuteronomy 28:08: The Lord will order the blessing to be with you in your granaries, and in every one of your endeavors, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you.

You will be blessed in all spiritual endeavours when you want to connect with others in order to rise higher and higher to the level of the Creator. The illumination of the upper Light will begin correcting you completely, and thus you will advance to the new degrees in revelation of the Creator in adhesion with Him.

This happens absolutely for real in our world. It is not that you purely conceptually understand what is written in the book, like any person who opens it and begins to philosophize, but you reveal the Creator with your new qualities in proportion to your similarity to Him. Thus, the upper world becomes for you the world where you begin to exist.
This is called “your granary” and “your endeavor.”
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.31.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Ninth of Av,” Part 1

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 07.30.17

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If There Is No Man, There Is No Creator

laitman_547.04Question: What is the thought of creation?

Answer: The thought of creation is to bring man to complete resemblance to the Creator, which means to be absolute, perfect, eternal, and able to attain the whole upper world.

The Creator wants to pull a person toward Him, to His level.

Question: What does the existence of the Creator depend on?

Answer: It depends on the degree to which a person reveals Him. If there is no man, there is no Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 178

Laitman_049.01Question: Why is it written in the Bible that Jacob struggled with God and overcame a man, in The Zohar it is written that Jacob struggled with God and people and overcame, and in the Torah it is written that Jacob struggled with an angel and people and overcame? How should one understand what is written in The Zohar?

Answer: All the sacred books are understood only by those who attain the upper world and not those who understand what is written through the ego. Go out to the upper world and you will begin to understand!

Question: How can the adulterers and murderers among Israel be considered righteous, chosen by the Creator, like David, for example, who arranged for the murder of the husband of his beloved?

Answer: Read about that in the book, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar.”
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