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When Does Freedom Of Choice Begin?

laitman_232.06Question: How is it possible to speak about freedom of choice with people who are not aware that their ego is managed by the Creator? Is freedom of choice acquired the first time a person opens a book about the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: When a person just begins to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, he still does not have any freedom of choice.

Freedom of choice appears only after a number of years of study when a person gets the opportunity to perceive the upper Light, to attract it to him, to be found in the two lines—right and left—and to manage them like a rider manages a horse with two reins. A person then acquires true freedom of choice.

Freedom of choice comes to be expressed in the middle part of Tifferet, in the middle line. A person who studies the wisdom of Kabbalah must work on himself for a number of years in order to attain freedom of choice.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Following Kabbalists’ Advice

Laitman_165Question: What does “principle” mean in spirituality? Is it a law? And what will happen if I don’t follow a certain principle?

Answer: All the principles that we have from the wishes and advice of Kabbalists are intended only to help us focus ourselves correctly on the feeling of the upper world. Therefore, if we follow their advice, we will begin to perceive and to attain the upper world, which is the main thing and everything else is up to you.

Many Kabbalah students are stubborn and don’t want to change anything internally. They don’t want to change their paradigm of the perception of the world. Therefore, keep running into a wall when studying this wisdom and cannot do anything.

Question: I understand what will happen in our world if I ignore the law of gravity, but what will happen if I don’t keep or follow a law or a principle that is in The Book of Zohar?

Answer: If you don’t keep a law of the upper world, you will not feel it.

Question: Is this the worst thing that can happen?

Answer: It can be much worse because our entire development in this world is aimed at pushing us to further development: to the perception of the upper world. If we don’t do this, we will develop by terribly painful afflictions.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/17

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Convention: Direction And Inclination To Connection

laitman_938_02Question: How should we behave during a convention in order to maximize the time in the convention?

Answer: You should simply forget about yourself and constantly be part of the general unity in order to feel the nucleus of the common connection, the common thought, and the common desire.

Question: Who are you targeting at the convention, the newcomers or the veteran students?

Answer: No one. I am guided by the connection between people.

We shouldn’t study difficult material during a convention. A convention isn’t about studying but about unity. This is the reason that the study material should be totally accessible to everyone, including what I say and what needs to be done. Everyone will receive according to his level—according to the individual spiritual states one is in.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Who Broke The Soul?

Laitman_702.02Question: There is only the Creator and the created being in the system, so who broke the general soul?

Answer: The Creator, He said: “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice, since the Light in it reforms.” “Correct the breaking and you will receive a reward. I have created you small and you can reach My level, eternity, perfection, knowledge, and pleasure. Everything is before you!”

The Creator could have created us in the state of wholeness. But we are required to want to attain this level by ourselves so that we will use our free will.

Question: And what do we gain from our free will?

Answer: It will give us a feeling of attainment, revelation, and filling. It is all me!

Imagine a person who was born a prince, compared to a person who has attained the status himself and has become a king. That is the whole difference.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17

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Who Created The Creator?

laitman_239Question: Who created the Creator?

Answer: Man. The Creator is called Boreh, “Bo u-reh – come and see.” Everything a person attains in his corrected vessels (Kelim) is called the Creator. Therefore, the attainment of the Creator depends on a person’s actions. So the person creates the Creator.

I create either a small or large vessel on different levels into which the upper Light enters. The vessel with the Light that fills it—HaVaYaH that is filled with the Light of NRNHY (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yehida)—is called the Creator.

Who created the vessel? I did through my efforts. Therefore, the Creator is called come and see.

So, who is the Creator? The one I created. The force that exists above us and enables us to attain ourselves is called Atzmuto, that is, He is Himself in Himself.

Question: And this is the upper mind?

Answer: We cannot even speak about the mind. It is simply He.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.29.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #20Lishma (For Her Name)” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 95 

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Shamati #25 “Things that Come from the Heart” 

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