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What Do We Gain From The Game Of Love?

laitman_942Comment: It sounds like fantasy that an artificial game of love with complete lack of feelings can lead to spiritual outcomes.

Answer: You are absolutely right, this is impossible in our world.

But when we perform certain actions that spur and summon a certain secret force from above, even if we do not understand what it is, we actually feel the outcome.

We do not feel this secret force, just as we do not feel many forces that surround us, but when we arouse it, we feel its outcome inside us. Everything makes perfect sense.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Division Of The Twelve Tribes

laitman_747_02Torah, Deuteronomy 27:11 – 27:13: And Moses commanded the people on that day, saying, When you cross the Jordan, the following shall stand upon Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. And the following shall stand upon Mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naftali.

The separation of the tribes into two parts (six and six) means the right and left lines.

All tribes are going to conquer the land of Israel, even those two that must stay outside Jordan. Why do they join everyone else even though to correct in the future they must create the right intention on the territory outside of Israel called “beyond Jordan”?

Because this territory also belongs to Israel, but it is attached to it from outside, so to speak. After all, all countries that are close to Israel, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Babylon, are related to King David’s conquests (corrections), and therefore, they were included in the land of Israel.

It goes without saying that no one claims these lands from a material point of view. We are only talking about a state that corresponds to the human soul’s inner geography.

Question: According to which properties did Moses divide the tribes into six and six?

Answer: These are: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod. In the same way that there are six days of week that are divided into day and night, there are tribes that relate to the state of day and those that relate to the state of night. Some of them we bless and others—curse.

However, the tribes that we curse are not egoistic. On the contrary, they work so well that they can make corrections through their curses, that is, through the expression of even greater egoistic desires.

It is enough for us to understand that we always speak about an egoistic desire within us, which needs to be turned into an altruistic desire. And in accordance with this, one will begin to feel completely different movements, properties, and actions within this desire. One will start to rise above time and space, and this is how one will proceed.

Question: At each stage of a person’s progress more egoism is added to him and he must cover it with the right line. Does it mean that the six tribes must balance the ego?

Answer: All tribes work in unison creating a middle line between them.

In our state, the middle line is already the Creator. It is created in the right correlation of the right line to the left and the left line to the right. The upper force, called the Creator, is the combination of both lines, which occurs from above, and above them, in the middle line.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16

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Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 6

laitman_423_01In the modern world, people are becoming evermore individualistic and with this we discover ourselves increasingly tied to each other, even though these ties do not bring us any benefit.

There was a time when we thought that we would continue to uncover more of the world: we discovered new continents and international trade. But ultimately it ended in great disappointment.

Humanity’s entire development was only geared toward finding ways to egoistically exploit nature in a one-sided fashion, not taking into consideration its interests. And that’s why our development was always negative.

We see that it brought us to a state where, on the one hand, humanity can provide complete fulfillment for itself with all kinds of material pleasures on the level of the body, its animal level, while at the same time, it suffers more and more on the human level.

As a result we do not know what to do with ourselves. We suffer psychologically and spiritually from the lack of correct connection between ourselves and with the rest of existence.

Question: How, then, do we behave correctly in this system so that we could actually reach a positive result?

Answer: We need to reach an integrated state. That is, we need to take into account the entire system, how it works, how we can be its integral components, and through our actions, bring it to balance and unity.

Because right now it is we who are bringing it out of balance, like cancer cells. Cancer in our bodies is symbolic of cells that think only of themselves and therefore they destroy the entire body and themselves along with it. An individual does exactly the same thing; that’s why we need to study.

We live in a special period of evolution when people finally begin to ask about the meaning of life, about the system governing us, and about how to understand, uncover, and actively engage with it.

Question: How does the transition from ordinary calculation happen when I count the absence of desired fulfillment as punishment and its reception as reward, to a new calculation for the entire system, disregarding what I need personally?

Answer: This depends on upbringing. If we receive integral education and begin to sense the system, then we will change our calculation.

What does an infant lack compared to an older child? An older child takes into account more factors of his existence: relative to the father, the mother, school, other people, friends, and neighbors. And that is why he interacts differently with reality. It is still relatively limited, but not as much as for the infant, it is already more developed. This is exactly the kind of developed relationship we need to learn. Without integral education and the development of sensory organs that enable us to reveal the system, we will not be able to progress further. The system demands our active, aware participation, not blind actions.

Question: Many think that they can receive the reward of benevolent response from nature in return for their good behavior. Is it so?

Answer: This is very correct, we only need to figure out what constitutes good behavior. This is impossible to understand until we, at least minimally, get to know the system, each time advancing more and widening our circle. Then only within this framework, within the boundary of the circle, where I understand, sense, and can make correct decisions, do I act. And I do not yet go outside the boundary of this circle.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/2/17

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The Uniqueness Of The Book Of Zohar

Laitman_065Question: What is the uniqueness of The Book of Zohar? After all, in addition to it, there are also the Talmud, Mishnah, and other sacred writings?

Answer: First, these books were written by people who had attained the upper world. Second, all of them are called Kedoshim (sacred), and Kadosh denotes distinction, uniqueness.

The Book of Zohar is unique because it was written by a group of ten Kabbalists: Rabbi Shimon and nine of his students who attained the highest level of attainment of the upper world. From this level, they fully described their ascent and all the details of the spiritual ladder, the ladder for attaining the Creator.

The Book of Zohar is appropriate for everyone because it was written for our generation from the interconnection of ten people. For a long time it was hidden and became accessible to people a few centuries ago, but its inner meaning was discovered only in the beginning of the 20th century by the great Kabbalist, Baal HaSulam.

Question: Was Baal HaSulam the only one who interpreted The Book of Zohar?

Answer: Other interpretations exist, but they do not explain the entire spiritual system. Baal HaSulam wrote this explanation when he was on the same level as the authors of The Book of Zohar. The rest of the Kabbalists did not attain this level, and therefore, they could describe something, but no more than that.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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