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How Is Love Created?

laitman_934Question: Is the love between friends created by unity in the ten or not?

Answer: The love for friends is created by the regular participation in the study, by the intention for unity with the friends during the study, and by discussing different problems.

Love emerges because, as the upper Light influences us, we begin to feel that together we make up one unique whole.
We see that there are no friends any more, but only the internal points of the desire for spirituality that is inside us.

We have to gather our points in the heart, and if we connect them, we will receive a spiritual vessel in which the structure of the upper world will be revealed.
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From a videoconference with Russian Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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The Wonderful World Of Kabbalists

laitman_572_02Question: Why haven’t the Kabbalists who are able to control evil changed this world?

Answer: They have changed it. The Kabbalists have created a beautiful world full of goodness and the Light of the Creator. They have wonderful fortunes.

Question: Where is this world of the Kabbalists?

Answer: You cannot get to the world of the Kabbalists. You can try, but to do this you must build it by yourself. Anyone can build it, and only then understand the world in which he lives and begin to justify it.

In this state, a person sees that the Creator is in connection with him. He is managing his destiny, and this leads the person to hand himself over to helping others attain the same discovery.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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What Does The Book Of Zohar Bring Into A Person’s Life?

Laitman_137Question: Is The Book of Zohar the good force? What will it bring into my life?

Answer: The Book of Zohar can give a person everything there is in his most secret and concealed desires, but only if he first creates and shapes himself as a vessel to receive it.

This is also written at the beginning of The Book of Zohar: “Open your hearts to me and I will open the world for you.”
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/5/17

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The only solution against threats to the world: #USA must obligate Israel to reveal the method of building a new society–Kabbalah.

Nostalgia for US/Europe/Russia greatness = grief for the “end of liberal order.” There’s no going back. Ahead is the ego’s destruction!

ILO: new reality is almost here where nearly everyone will be #jobless. Society isn’t built for this!

#socialmedia sites r destroying the vertical power structure, building horizontal social relationships, thus impacting politics & society.

Numbers of elderly dependents on govt aid is up. #Pensions r disappearing. Thus we’ll gradually come to the necessity of fair distribution.

40 years of GDP growth went to the wealthiest 2%. Universal Basic Income (UBI) for US is 3% of GDP. We need #UBI with mandatory education!

#UN is source of conflicts! Crises will cut aid to UN, profiteering emissaries will go away, as will the Palestinian problem they exploit

From Twitter, 7/5/17

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The Revelation Of The Book Of Zohar

laitman_527_07Question: The Book of Zohar could not be found on library shelves for ages. How did Kabbalists find it?

Answer: The Book of Zohar could not be found on library shelves and it was forbidden to keep it in the open. This Book was revealed for the first time when the wife of one of the Kabbalists brought some food home from the market wrapped in paper. By chance the Kabbalist noticed that the papers were pages from The Book of Zohar and was astonished.

I did not witness that, of course, but I can imagine his reaction. After all, this is a revelation of the upper world in our world. I don’t know how one can experience such a state!

When that Kabbalist saw that the text contained secret Kabbalistic symbols, he immediately ran to the market to collect all the pages that were already in the garbage. When he began to sew the pages together and to connect them, he did manage to make them into a book, but it was not complete. It was clear that the book contained about a hundred volumes and he had only three.

That Kabbalist kept the book for a while and then it was passed on from one Kabbalist to another, from teacher to student, as one unique copy, until one of the Kabbalists named Rabbi Moshe de Leon, (meaning from the Spanish city of Leon where he lived) passed away in the 13th century. His widow, who did not know what it was and who had nothing to live on, sold the manuscript to a second-hand dealer.

The dealer realized that he could make great profit from it. He hired people to make copies of the book and he began to sell them, and so the dissemination of The Book of Zohar began. The writing of The Book of Zohar had been attributed to Rabbi Moshe de Leon for a long time until it was discovered that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai had written it together with his students, not someone else. Then of course, its price rose dramatically.

However, it was still very difficult to read because it was hard to understand. Many commentaries were written about it and minor additions were made to it, but no one took them seriously because none of them were on the level of The Book of Zohar itself.

It was only in the 20th century, when humanity began the state that would bring it to its correction and the time had come for the widespread revelation of The Book of Zohar, that a great Kabbalist called Baal HaSulam emerged and wrote a deep and powerful commentary on it that we use today. A commentary is a certain conveyance of the meaning of The Book of Zohar so that people who are on the initial spiritual levels or even below that will be able to understand it.

Question: Is the fact that part of The Book of Zohar was lost a correction or a flaw? Is it perhaps enough that it was written and that there is no need to read the volumes that were lost, as also happened with the writings of Baal HaSulam?

Answer: What we have now is enough for the time being. Later, more will be revealed. We don’t know what wonderful special revelations are yet to come.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Wonder Woman, Part 5

laitman_553Question: If people become super-heroes who give instead of take, then what are they going to derive pleasure from? Success is always determined in relation to others: you earned $100 and I earned $150 that means that I am more successful. If this relationship no longer exists, then what will be the source of pleasure?

Answer: Pleasure will come from the fact that you give to the entire world and feel it as your own soul. The entire world is you; you express yourself through everyone. You span the entire world and feel the upper force, the upper world, through others. If I relate to others with love, then within them I reveal my upper world.

I exchange my egoistic desires for altruistic desires, death for life, and begin to feel that life is eternal, without limits, full of pleasure. I see the entire world from end to end, rising above material existence and identifying myself with the upper force, with the Creator.

Question: Does this super-hero live in a super-world that no one other than him experiences?

Answer: It’s a world that can only be sensed within the desire to bestow. Right now we experience reality only from the point of view of constant reception. But if we change our perspective from egoistic to altruistic, without any regard for ourselves and only with the intention to give to others, then from that perspective we will begin to experience a new world, an upper world.

Right now, in our desire to fill ourselves and receive only for our own benefit, we sense only the lower world. But as soon as we change our desire from benefitting ourselves to benefitting and fulfilling others, then in this intention we begin to sense an opposite world, the upper and limitless reality because in reception we are limited, but in bestowal we are not!

The upper world is eternal because our experiences and our abilities within it do not have limits. That’s why we experience ourselves as living an eternal life, limited by nothing. All depends only on our ability to give, which begins to open up within us more and more.

This is the type of correction we need to make in our lives, separating ourselves from this egoistic reality. Israel must do this first, because in the Torah it is written that we are obligated to come to love of others. And within this love, we will then reveal the upper world.

We existed in this state at one time and fell from it, that is why we possess hidden strengths that permit us to return. The world waits only for this from us, hoping to receive the method of correction from us. That is why as life in this world becomes harder and crises grow everyone will increasingly blame Israel.

The film about the Israeli saving the world awakens hope in the world that the nation of Israel will fulfill its mission and realize correction. But is this what we are doing? We are obligated to start progressing toward love of others, about which it is written, “All of Israel are friends.”

We are the only ones who are able to correct the evil in the world because we possess the methodology called the science of Kabbalah. The movie is portraying a particular character, a super-hero; however, the entire nation of Israel is called “chosen” by the virtue of the mission laid upon it. We are not yet super-heroes, but we are obligated to become them and care for the entire world, rescuing it from the egoism in which it is drowning.

The program of correction is actualized in two stages. First, the nation of Israel must correct itself. And then, with the strength accumulated through that correction, we will be able to correct the entire world.

Israel must become a nation of super-people, bound to each other by love and mutual guarantee. This correction will impact the entire world and all nations will join with Israel as one man with one heart. As it is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Question: Do you really think this is realistic?

Answer: It is inevitable! Either we come to this as a result of tremendous pressure and an even greater Holocaust than the one that took place during WWII or we carry out the correction willingly and consciously. This is our obligation.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life, #865,” 6/8/17

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Scholarship Instead Of Welfare For Unemployment, Part 2

laitman_426The introduction of guaranteed basic income without its link to the system of integral education in which a person will be required to learn, will lead to terrible consequences. Left without any responsibilities and without work, a person becomes worse than an animal.

After all, the animal, if fed, will lie quietly and sleep, like in a zoo. But a person cannot live in a zoo, he needs to give way to his egoism, which is not present in animals.

And what will such a person do that has nothing to do? The results are obvious, it’s enough to visit “ghost towns” in the northern US, the former auto industry zone, which lost all its enterprises and left people without jobs.

In losing a job, a person must move to a new job, to become a student in integral education courses until the end of his life. And it should be explained that due to this, he performs the work: physical, educational, and civil. If instead of a lost salary he wants to receive a scholarship, then he must study.

In parallel to this study, it will be required to join the work necessary for society. Gradually, people will get used to this new style of work, where they learn and work together for common good. We have reached a new stage in the development of mankind, when people will need to work only where human participation is required, and machines will do everything else.

It is possible to implement such a pilot project in one city and check to see how much crime declines, the school situation improves, and the divorces diminish.

It will be a completely different life when we aren’t chasing money, trying to earn an extra thousand dollars, so that someone up there will makes on us another hundred thousand, but we will simply enjoy life: material and spiritual.

At the same time, there will be no need for modern economic models, only the most basic economic calculations will remain. Of course, it is difficult to expect that the stock exchange will gladly close, and the financial elite, several thousand of the richest families, will give their power away to all the others below.

But we do not need to know now how this will happen. It is only necessary to do everything possible to draw a little bit of Light that returns to the Source into human society, and the Light will do the rest.

Therefore, we do not need detailed plans for all actions; we are not going to do anything to change the world. We know only that it is necessary to establish an integral educational system and gradually add to it the work necessary for society.

I’m not going to solve all the problems now, and no Kabbalist would have done it. Our job is just to let the Light work.

Question: How can you persuade the authorities to adopt such a program that does not offer practical steps and criteria for their evaluation?

Answer: This program is the most practical one. You can take a ghost town like Detroit and see how much the maintenance of such a city costs the government and what harmful impact it has on the entire United States. And then check what will happen if we introduce a universal integral education to the city, backed up by a universal basic income.

Simply compare the costs and profits afterward, and the benefits will be obvious. After all, keeping a person in prison costs much more than giving him an integral education.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.06.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 24  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings,” “One Mitzva (Commandment)”

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