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“You Shall Write Upon Them All The Words Of The Torah”

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 27:01 – 27:03: And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Observe all of the commandment that I command you this day. And it will be, on the day that you cross the Jordan to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, that you shall set up for yourself huge stones, and plaster them with lime. When you cross, you shall write upon them all the words of this Torah, in order that you may come to the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, God of your forefathers, has spoken to you.

The egoistic desire that initially works in us constantly grows and leads us to new “mountains” of selfish aspirations and achievements. It always works for alienation between us and becomes more and more stony and inaccessible. This “stony heart” translates into rigid, stony, relationships, without mutual permeation. This is what the stone represents.

The stony heart is what a person has; pure egoism. The Torah should be carved on it, as it is written, “Write the Torah on your heart.”

The land of Israel symbolizes a huge egoistic desire that needs to be gradually conquered, corrected, and transformed in an altruistic manner. All twelve foundations of egoistic desire must be gradually directed toward altruistic intentions, thereby correcting them.

To write or engrave the words of the Torah on the stone means to turn your egoistic heart into an opposite, altruistic one. This is an enormous work but when you take it as a condition for accepting the laws of your own correction, it means that you are crossing the river Jordan and are entering the land of Israel—those desires that you are committed to correct. This is why you are given an opportunity to enter such states.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16

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The Gain From Unity

laitman_942Question: What can I gain from unity that I cannot achieve individually?

Answer: You will not be able to discover the Creator individually. There are many such “wise men” who were with us and have left  and who are joining us now who think like that, but they do not make it through. You have to nullify yourself because the Creator can be revealed only in the desire in which you nullify yourself.

Question: How can you convince yourself that your soul is in other people?

Answer: You will not be able to convince yourself if you don’t believe what Kabbalists say. You reach the wisdom of Kabbalah when you look for the answer about the meaning of life. You begin to read books about the structure of creation, about the structure of nature.

You realize how it all makes sense, how wise it is, and to what degree it is all at the basis of all human knowledge. You understand that this is the main knowledge of mankind, which is the origin of everything; after all, all of the sciences and religions were created from the teachings of Kabbalah, the study of the Creator.

Then if you want to, you can act, and if you don’t want to, then don’t. You were given an explanation. Nothing is concealed from you. You are not told: “Hit your head against the wall, pray until it works out.” Instead you are told about accurate laws: why they are the way they are, how they operate in our world and in the spiritual world, etc. Generally speaking it is a very realistic approach.

Comment: Our theory is indeed very practical and sensible, but when it comes to practically implementing it…

Answer: The practical implementation means that you simply have to make yourself a zero.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Only Into The Ten!

laitman_938_07Question: Let’s say we have united in the ten, how can we join in a crowded congress?

Answer: The ten is enough. If you are included into it, you will understand what to do with others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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A Кabbalist’s Protection

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can you protect yourself from destructive thoughts of others? Does reading The Book of Zohar or other Kabbalistic books help?

Answer: It will help only if you connect to the Creator. There is no other method.

For example, there are thousands of people in the world that hate me. These are all those people who do not understand Kabbalah. Naturally, if I did not advertise Kabbalah, they would not exist, and maybe they would treat me positively.

I remember that before we began to spread the wisdom of Kabbalah, everybody loved and respected us. Once they realized what we are doing in the world, then everything started.

After all, we are working against the universal egoism, and people that hear us cannot agree and don’t want to be in this! It is as though we created this world for them, and now we are setting these tasks.

Question: How can this be explained? After all, the Creator is behind all of this. Why does the Creator need this?

Answer: They cannot have a problem with the Creator, they can have a problem with me. In general, I have a special honor as a small Kabbalist, after many great Kabbalists who, during the Middle Ages, the Inquisition, and the Persecution, received their portion from the same haters, but even worse.

Ramhal was on a run all over Europe from such hatred, he didn’t know where to hide. And in Russia, they reported the Kabbalists to the Tsarist government, and they were thrown into dungeons.

Question: But why does the Creator do this?

Answer: A Kabbalist needs haters. They help him by isolating him from the whole world, thereby allowing him to engage in his inner work. They turn the whole world against him. Thus, on one hand, to reach the world and tell them about Kabbalah, the Kabbalist has to try to make special efforts. On the other hand, he cannot get close to the world and make it more friendly and intimate for himself.

Question: Was there ever an evil eye cast upon you? Did you feel that someone is acting specifically against you?

Answer: The haters cannot do anything to me. There were numerous incidents. Just as hackers try to break into a computer system with a virus, it is the same with them. But this won’t work. First of all, they cause harm to themselves, which is not something I wish upon them. I don’t hold any grudges against them because this is the natural reaction of egoism.

Question: What is the method of protection?

Answer: The Creator. Who else do you need? He sends this, and He will protect!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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The Masach Is The Power Of Thought

laitman_610_3Question: According to what measurement unit do we measure our mind power in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Our mind power is called Masach (screen). The measurement unit we use is the Aviut (thickness) of the Masach.

Question: Can I correct a certain state through the power of thought and thus impact a certain person?

Answer: Only if you have a Masach with Aviut; the Aviut of the desire is power.

Question: Can an egoistic power of thought be harmful? Is there such a thing as the evil eye?

Answer: It is possible to inflict the evil eye through our mind power, and it is possible to heal. However, the point is not such games. We should understand how we can create positive movement in the world through the tools we were given; the movement of the whole system is called the general soul.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.09.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Hitkalelut (Mingling/Inclusion)”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 27  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings,” “All Israel Are Responsible for One Another”

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