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Recognition Of A Kabbalistic Text

laitman_209Question: Is every Kabbalist who takes a piece from a Kabbalistic text able to feel the author and recognize that the text was written by another Kabbalist?

Answer: No. It is necessary to be on a high level in order to do that. But in principle, according to the text, it is possible to understand immediately whether a person who attained the upper world, or at least had a connection to the upper world, wrote it, or whether it was just a person “from the street” talking.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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How To Read The Book Of Zohar Correctly

Laitman_065Question: How does one read The Book of Zohar correctly, and what is the order of reading?

Answer: The Book of Zohar must be read with commentaries; in fact, without them, it is impossible to understand it.

A few years ago, during group work, we published a book that was prepared for the people and that is also what we called it, Zohar for the People. As a result of this work, today everyone can read the book and understand it. We translated the text from Aramaic to Hebrew and “simplified” the text without distorting it.

Originally, the structure of The Book of Zohar was divided into several parts: the text itself, the commentary on the text, and so forth. We united the different parts in a harmonious way into a single text that is divided into numbered sections, making it possible to read it easily and continuously.

Zohar for the People is material that has been well processed, translated, not only into the Hebrew language, but also into Russian and English. I very much recommend becoming familiar with the book and trying to start studying it.

The lessons that we learn from the book Zohar for the People begin to be felt by the students present in a lesson as a definite “spiritual stream” that passes through them. The book works on them from within and washes egoistic thoughts and calculations out of them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Wonder Woman, Part 3

Laitman_632_4Question: The movie Wonder Woman in which an Israeli actress saves humanity awakens thoughts about the correction of the world, about the Jews having to be the Light for all the nations. People understand that this correction is needed, but how do we actualize it?

Answer: First of all, the nation of Israel must actualize its own correction. We are connected to all of humanity and that is why as we correct ourselves, we pass this awakening, this aspiration for correction, to all others. Kabbalists are obligated to teach the nation of Israel the methodology of this new unification, this method of correction, the achievement of love of others. We don’t need to pay attention to those who speak against Kabbalah because by they are obstructing people from uniting, they are simply committing a crime. Then later, this example of unity must be demonstrated to the entire world.

If the nation of Israel, being the biggest egoists, is able to correct itself and demonstrate to the others how to move from hatred to love, from separation to unity, then it will serve as an example and will give strength to the entire world. The whole world will follow the Jews toward unity.

Furthermore, the nations of the world will help the Jews in this correction, as is written by the prophet Isaiah, “the nations of the world will lift the nation of Israel onto their shoulders and deliver them to the temple in Jerusalem.”

Question: The heroine of the movie saves the world from various evil people and external forces; you are speaking about the need for us to save ourselves from our own egoism?

Answer: Egoism is the only evil. We don’t have any other enemies. The whole nature of man is evil from birth. There is nothing in creation except the evil principle. And this is exactly what we need to correct. If Israel corrects itself, the entire world will be corrected.

Egoism is my desire to build my success on the failure of others. This is a completely natural desire for every person because it is inherent in our nature. But we must rise above this nature to bestowal to others, to concern for their welfare instead of our own. A person who is ready to make this correction within himself is called a super-hero.

He overcomes his egoism, his inherent nature, and that is why he is called super-human. By doing this, he corrects the entire world, a world that is in such bad shape only as a result of human egoism because we project our negative relationships onto all of nature.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life #865,” 6/8/17

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Laitman_632_4Altruistic Egoists of the Future

Question: It turns out that a person who is an egoist by nature has to understand that to give to society is better than to receive from it. How is this possible?

Answer: Integral education is required for this, which explains to a person how he needs to be in balance with society by giving to it in proportion to his abilities and receiving from it according to the necessity.

This is opposite to his nature, according to which he wants to receive as much as possible and give as little as possible. This is why the education that makes this correction is required. Due to the integral education, he connects with others and feels them close to him, like friends or his family on which he depends. According to this, he can correct himself and give to society more than he receives.

After all, everything depends on society and at the end everything comes back to a person, that is to himself. Let’s say, I earned $10,000 and I am required to receive only $2,000 from society and leave $8,000 for society.

I know that the corrected society will spend this $8,000 for good: it will build subways, houses, hospitals, and schools for children. I understand this and therefore gladly give the money to the society. If I and society become one body, then it doesn’t seem to me that I tear something from myself by giving to the society. Everything depends on education.

It is customary to take children on excursions to different organizations and explain how they work, study economics with them so that they would know why taxes exist, how the government functions, and how decisions are made.

This is how we need to show to a person that all government systems work for his benefit so that he will be convinced that he and society are inseparable from each other. Then he will see that all the property of society belongs to him.

Integral education lets a person understand that he and society are one integral system. There are things that he consumes through society and there are other ones that he receives personally.

Question: Does integral education change the nature of a person?

Answer: One’s nature doesn’t change; a person remains an egoist, but an altruistic egoist. It is explained to him how the country is built, which acts only for the sake of the people’s good in which everyone is connected.

The $8,000 that he gave away will also be used for his benefit through all sorts of systems. It is now that all the charitable donations are stolen along the way and remain in someone’s pockets, but then everything up to the last cent will be used properly.

It will be possible to check through the computer how much money was paid to each citizen in the country for the general benefit: part was used for an army, part for education, part for culture, part for hospitals, and for everything else that people need.

Of course, we are talking about the corrected country, and not about today’s. Integral education should create people who understand that everything exists for their benefit. There are such benefits that a person consumes personally: everything that relates to food and family. And there are benefits that are received through society.

Question: Is it enough for a person to understand that we all are one body or does he need to feel this?

Answer: We need to feel that we all are like one family. Due to education, we should become like one family. This is not against egoism. During war, everyone feels as one family because the common disaster brings people together. A person understands that he depends on the environment and therefore is interested in making this environment richer and stronger in order to have more hospitals, schools, and many useful services that are available to everyone.

In essence, this is the direction toward a correct socialistic society where the country and society assume many responsibilities that usually fall on an individual. He no longer has to worry about anything. Why should each one have to think about where to educate and raise children, about sport schools and classes—everything should be free of charge.

There will be no need to buy tickets to the theater and to pay for your child’s classes. Each child will receive everything he requires, irrespective of his father’s salary. Everything will be free of charge both at home and in the community; after all, we are one family. And inside the family each one is interested in organizing interesting classes, good education, medical care, and leisure for his children.

If we all want to do this and will work together, then it will be a heavenly life. No one will be stealing because everything remains in families. If the entire country is one family, then everything belongs to the family. Imagine how much we will save, because today no less than 60-70% is stolen.

Therefore, integral education is necessary. After all, when the middle class disappears completely and only a few thousand rich people remain and the remaining billions are beggars, it will lead to an explosion.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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New Life #860 – The Good And The Evil Force In Man

New Life #860 – The Good And The Evil Force In Man
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

How does the desire to enjoy develop us?

The evil force does not disappear and neither does the good force. They only keep growing. A person has to learn how to manage them correctly.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #860 – The Good And The Evil Force In Man ,” 6/1/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.04.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 12, “Concerning the Importance of Society”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 20  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose,” “Religion Is Not for the Good of the People But for the Good of the Worker”

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