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My Thoughts On Twitter, 8/10/17

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The world is projected by our #consciousness. By changing consciousness you change the world, sensing a different time, space, motion.

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Does The Light Exist?

laitman_276.01Question: I do not understand: is Light is a desire or an intention? Is my desire to bestow a fulfillment and Light for the one I give to?

Answer: Light is what we perceive. We cannot say anything about something that is beyond us. This means we cannot talk about the Creator before He is clothed in us. What exists and is not clothed in us is called Atzmuto (His Essence), and we do not give Him any particular name.

Is there Light outside of us? This I do not know. I can say that it exists only when it exists inside of me.

We talk only about what we attain because Kabbalah is a science. What we attain in our internal “software” is what actually exists.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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The Way To Unlimited Pleasure

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is intention? Did the Creator create it? Or do we create it ourselves?

Answer: Specifically because a person has the possibility of being in opposite and contrary states, one state is intentionally expressed in relation to another.

If I want something, this indicates that I have an intention to receive a particular kind of pleasure for myself. In general, we call this intention desire. The question is in what manner I want to apply it: Is it for myself or for others? Here an intention already appears from the next level in relation to the Creator. We define the word “intention” as the realization of each desire in a unique format. In every desire or intention, there are many levels.

Question: If my intention is directed for the sake of another person or for the sake of the Creator, this is called altruism. Does an intention like this reach a person from the Creator?

Answer: Yes, it comes from the Creator, because it is from this that a person learns how he must bestow.

Question: Is a Kabbalist really constantly making calculations? “For whom am I drinking? For whom am I going now?” After all, it is possible to go crazy like that!

Answer: No. When you carry this out inside, within the desire, this doesn’t require any energy, on the contrary, you receive energy from it.

Question: Well, this is a constant struggle! According to my nature, I want to drink tea for my own sake, but I need to drink for the sake of the Creator. Am I always found in such a war?

Answer: A person receives enormous additional pleasure from bestowal, not just pleasure from the tea that he drinks but because he is doing it for someone. Suppose that your mother asks you to drink a cup of tea; an impression is left in you that you did this for your mother, and then the pleasure becomes egoistic. I received that and enjoyed it.

And what’s next? It is necessary to progress onward. Which is to say, it is now up to you to receive an even greater pleasure and again build an intention.

Question: Is this talking about pleasures like drinking tea, coffee, and the like?

Answer: Why not? The same pleasure that is found in a cup of coffee, if it is possible to call it pleasure, is found in the infinite eternal Light. There is only one source of pleasure, the Creator, and we are a desire that was created to enjoy receiving from Him.

Question: In our world, a desire appears in me to drink tea, but what pleasure can there be in the next world from this? After all, there is no body there.

Answer: What is the difference? Desire is also not corporeal. In the upper world, there is only a desire to give pleasure to someone and to have pleasure from this. I understand that this is a more exalted, better, infinite, and unlimited pleasure, not because it is good for me, but because I want others to have pleasure. This is the characteristic that I receive from the upper Light.

You can ask, “Do you give pleasure to the Creator, as if you feed your baby with a spoon?” The answer is “Yes.” “Then it’s not a problem, I also feed my little son with a spoon and enjoy this.”

But this is purely an egoistic calculation. To avoid this, you must first hate the object for which you do this. There is no love without hatred. Everything should necessarily be built on two opposite qualities. At that, hatred is by no means destroyed, it supports love, and love supports hatred. And so they exist together.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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Why Are We All Becoming Increasingly More Intolerant?

laitman_547.06In the News (BBC): “In the US, Australia and Europe, the gap between liberals and conservatives, the left and the right is widening. Look at social media, and it can feel like antipathy towards the other side is becoming increasingly intense.

“In the US, for example, ‘very unfavourable’ views of the other party more than doubled between 1992 and 2014, according to polls by the Pew Research Center. Fast-forward to 2016 and most – as opposed to just many – Republicans and Democrats view the opposition in deeply negative terms. Of nearly 5,000 people surveyed, over half believe the opposition is ‘closed-minded’, while around four in 10 are convinced supporters of the rival party are more ‘lazy’, ‘immoral’ and ‘dishonest’ than other Americans. …

“One potential explanation is the so-called group polarisation effect. Discussing views with friends might seem like the perfect way to expose the flaws in thinking and hear similar but alternative points of view. It’s not. ‘If you put a group of like-minded people in a room, their attitudes generally become even more extreme,’ says Jessica Keating, a psychologist from the University of Colorado, Boulder.”

My Comment: The reason for that is the growing individual, family, social, national, and general egoism. Lately it has stopped growing and has begun to round, which makes it opposite to us, the loners.

This means that if in the past it helped us to develop and motivated us to grow, today it forces us to unite, which is against our ego, since in order to be united in our society, we have to give up our personal egoism.

This is what the current crisis comes down to—when even egoistically we cannot make treaties between us, even if it is in order to save ourselves as we see in the EU today.

Eventually the world will become paralyzed and will come to a halt. The world trade, financial, and economic actions will stop, families will break down, treaties and agreements will be broken, and this will continue until a third world war breaks out or until the nations understand and feel from the depth of their suffering that they need to go “up to Jerusalem,” the only place where the method of unity is.
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Answers To Your Questions, Part 183

Laitman_177.06Question: What is attention according to the wisdom of Kabbalah? Does it mean that a person directs his attention to something and it begins to be felt, and when there is no attention, it is as if it is lost? It seems to be something that moves. Could it be that attention is somehow connected to the Masach (screen)?

Answer: Attention is an activation of energy.

Question: What is it that causes people without a point in the heart to hear you or the wisdom of Kabbalah? After all, the Kabbalah does not speak about the physical world and it does not solve any of our beastly or human problems.

Answer: It is because things are bad for them and Kabbalah elevates a person toward the good.
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The Development Of Humankind: From Matter To Forces

laitman_220All the great philosophers, on the one hand, felt that humankind is not in harmony with nature. On the other hand, they thought that the proper organization of society would lead to this harmony and an individual would be able realize his creative potential.

All you need for this is to create the right laws, the right constitution. This caused all the revolutions.

Question: Why did humanity have to go through all this in order to come to despair? ..

Answer: This is how our egoism was formed; it had to go through all these stages, ripen, and discover its insignificance and finiteness. Such is its development. This is dialectic.

When Adam revealed the wisdom of Kabbalah, it became clear to him that the entire process was designed for 6,000 years, no less than that. Now it is the 5,777th year according to the Judaic calendar. There are 223 years left until the end of human development, and then there will be a transition to another area, to the field of forces, from matter to forces.

This is why it does not matter what the philosophers wrote, even though they could see the material future of humanity and all the possibilities for improving life. But this is not according to the laws of nature.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/15/17

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“You Shall Plant A Vineyard, But You Will Not Redeem It[s Fruits]”

laitman_759Torah, Deuteronomy 28:30: You shall plant a vineyard, but you will not redeem it[s fruits].

The vineyard symbolizes the fruit of reason, wisdom.

To plant a vineyard means to begin to interact correctly through Bina with Hochma so that the fruit of Hochma (the Light of knowledge) is revealed in the Light of Bina (Light of bestowal, mercy).

It is very difficult to ascend to this level. If a person who is in the land of Israel does not correctly interact with his desire, he cannot use the grapes, that is, the wine that embodies the Light of Hochma.

By the way, wine is a special non-perishable product. Recently, during archaeological excavations, wine dating back to the time of the Temple was discovered. It thickened, became jelly-like, but retained its properties, taste, and smell.

Salt and oil relate to the same group of products. Oil thickens, becomes pasty, but is still preserved. Wine, oil, and salt are the basis of the existence of nature itself, they have a very high spiritual root.

While oil simply drips from the olives, wine is produced by pressing the grapes and getting the juice. And earlier fermented wine was not used, it infused by itself, but grape juice was preferred. And it is said that a man would squeeze a bunch of grapes and bless the juice.

While making oil, it is best to put the olives in a large tub with a hole through which the oil flows down. The oil, which is obtained not by pressing, but in a natural way is considered the best and can be stored forever.

Salt, which embodies the inanimate stage of egoism, relates to the same group of eternal non-perishable products.

Question: The inanimate stage, in principle, does not develop. Are grapes and olives also related to it?

Answer: No. You yourself bring them to a point where they no longer develop.

All these processes are described in Talmud Eser Sefirot (The Study of the Ten Sefirot). There it is written about the laws of cooking and storing food and  their spiritual levels and sources in a very interesting way. After all, in our world, we must act according to the way that spiritual forces are arranged in relation to a man.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/7/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.11.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Perception of Reality” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 75 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to The Book of Zohar” 

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