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Answers To Your Questions, Part 189

627.2Question: How exactly do the souls transform after death? How does the Creator “arrange” exactly where the soul will reincarnate?

Why is a particular person born in a wealthy family, completely healthy and with a pleasant external appearance, who can be loved by everyone and provide an example, while another person is forced to go through physical and psychological suffering in unsuccessful families?

Why does someone have dazzling success in a career when he is twenty and another is forced to contend with depression, rejection, racism, and humiliation only after many years to reach a goal that he set for himself?

Answer: We don’t understand these states and the situations before and after death because we don’t feel this world correctly. We learn about this in the topic of the perception of reality.

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Conventions, Psychological Impressions, And Spirituality

Laitman_931-03Question: How is it possible to differentiate the psychological impressions in a convention from spiritual impressions? Is this possible?

Answer: I don’t think it is possible to differentiate this now. But eventually this will be possible.

Psychological impressions are what happen in my natural Kelim (vessels), in my egoism. And what is needed for spiritual impressions is the acquisition of a new Kli (vessel).
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Elokim Is Nature In Gematria

laitman_275Question: You say that Elokim (God) in Gematria (numerology) = HaTeva (Nature). Why is that?

Answer: Elokim and nature are the same thing. All of nature in our world and in the upper world and everything that exists in creation, including us, is called “Elokim,” nature, the Creator.

Therefore, studying nature or studying the Creator is the same thing. It is not necessary to think about the Creator as something limited; it is a force that includes everything within it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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A First Book On The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

laitman_262Question: I am studying the wisdom of Kabbalah in the fundamentals course. Which book should I read first?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah was revealed and developed in two directions, one is the intellect and the second is in feeling.

A person is a sensory creature because the desire for fulfillment, for enjoyment is the foundation his being. But when this desire begins to feel that it wants more, wants less, receives less, receives more, and so forth, then the intellect develops within it with the function to think about how to reach the best fulfillment. It follows that there are feelings and there is the intellect, but the feelings are primary and the intellect is secondary.

Studying the wisdom of Kabbalah happens the same way, in two parallel ways: emotional and intellectual. The books that correspond to the emotional way are Shamati and Attaining the Worlds Beyond. And for the intellectual way there is Kabbalah for Beginners.

I believe that it is necessary to try both of them. Read the book that is closest to you.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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