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Continent: “Social Networks As A Tool For Creating Internal Links”

The online newspaper Continent published my article “Social Networks As A Tool For Creating Internal Links“:

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The Basis Of The Future Society, Part 4

laitman_934All For One – But For What Purpose?

Question: The Kabbalistic group is based on a special connection between people where everyone thinks not about themselves, but about others. How does it differ from the Mafia where people unite for a common goal?

Answer: The difference between a group of Kabbalists and a Mafia group is in their goal. The Mafia is united in order to gain strength and achieve a criminal goal, for example, to hack a safe or rob a bank. And everyone is sure that if some of them get caught, the rest will do their best to save them.

The Mafia unites to achieve an egoistic and materialistic goal at the expense of others. They can even justify themselves by restoring public justice because they steal from rich people, but their actions are dictated by their egoism nonetheless.

On the contrary, the group of Kabbalists unites so that everyone could annul himself. As a result, they do not gain the power of reception as the Mafia does, but the great power of bestowal, which helps us to reveal the higher reality that is hidden from us and to begin to explore the spiritual world.

We call the Creator Bore, the upper force that acts in us. It means “come and see” (Bo-re) because we attain it inside our connection and reveal the reality that governs our material world.

Question: Why do criminals in the Mafia group not reveal the upper force if they also unite and annul themselves before each other?

Answer: They do it for a purely egoistic goal. The goal of the Kabbalists is to gain the power of bestowal, and the goal of the criminals is to achieve a greater power of reception, which is aggressive toward others.

Question: In the final analysis, is it not enough just to unite and take care of each other on the principle of “one for all, all for one”?

Answer: When we unite in our world, we try to strengthen our common egoism by connecting with others. On the contrary, in the Kabbalistic group, everyone annuls his own egoism, and therefore we achieve the common power of love and bestowal.

Only through such a connection in the group can we achieve bestowal; there’s no other way. A Kabbalistic group is a gathering of people who become one person with one heart. They acquire the altruistic force called the upper force or the Creator. They reveal the higher reality that is hidden from everyone else in this world through this force.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/4/17

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The Opportunity To Choose Your Destiny, Part 2

laitman_448Question: Is my entire life and all of its events pre-programmed in advance? Where does this program come from?

Answer: Our entire reality is a program in which we exist and are developing within its flow. We ourselves are elements of this program upon whom it works and pushes forward.

The program is the forces that act on us and take us through different states. You were a child, studied, then you went into the army, then got married, had children, and so on. Did you choose what would happen to you? We did not choose anything, although we have the illusion that everything is in our hands and that we ourselves decided where to study, whom to marry, etc.

But all this is not true. Life passes through a person without asking him. Now, at 70 years of age when I look back at my life, it becomes obvious to me that I did not choose anything. I was pushed into all kinds of situations, forced to react to events and to go through different states.

Concerning the future, I might still have the illusion that I can act on my own volition, but regarding the past, it is clear that there were no choices.

Some might blame themselves for having acted a certain way instead of another, but the majority of those who were already made wise by experience understand that whatever happened had to happen, and nothing could be changed. Such is fate.

Question: And where is my destiny recorded and everything that is going to happen to me?

Answer: It is recorded in the general program that exists in the force field of nature within which we exist.

Question: When is this program written: before a person’s birth, at the time of his birth, or during the course of his life?

Answer: The entire program is already written from the beginning of creation until its end. Of course, even before a person’s birth, there is a program of his entire life’s path. This script exists inside the field of force called Shechina, a common desire, which is the material of all of creation. In this field, there is a force that advances the desire to enjoy to its final state, to the intended goal.

The formula of this force acting on a desire is called the thought of creation. The thought of creation is that program, that force, that formula, that advances the desire from its initial form to the ultimate. For 99.99% of the people, this program is written in advance, but for 0.01%, it is not written.

To be continued…
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/25/17

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Spirituality Is Not Divided Into Parts

Laitman_001.01Question: Baal HaSulam writes that in spirituality nothing is divided into parts. So, where does the concept of division into ten Sefirot come from?

Answer: The concept that spirituality is not divided into parts means that you cannot take a part from a given Partzuf (a spiritual system) and do whatever you want with it.

As soon as you take a part out of it, its structure immediately becomes complex and includes ten Sefirot. In other words, every grain of sand, or whatever it may be, is composed of ten Sefirot: this is true for both the whole and the part, every part of a part, and every part of the whole.

It is impossible to disconnect and separate the ten Sefirot; there cannot be less. If there seem to be more than ten, these ten Sefirot have been magnified. In any case, their number will be ten, no less and no more. In other words, they can be more qualitatively, but not quantitatively.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Should I Get Acquainted With The People At The Congress?

laitman_938.07Question: There is not enough time at a big congress to get acquainted with everyone. How important is communication for spiritual success and what form do you recommend?

Answer: There is no need to communicate. You don’t have to get personally acquainted with everyone personally enter everyone’s soul. Just be with everybody. If they are dancing, dance with them. If they are talking, you can either talk, be silent, learn, or discuss all the problems. It is a constant work during many hours.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Locusts Will Exterminate Everything

laitman_740.01Torah, Deuteronomy 28:41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be thine; for they shall go into captivity.

This means that your desires that you want to restore from egoism in order to raise them to the spiritual level will fall again into egoism.

In this case it is better not to give birth to them because being born on the spiritual level, they cannot remain on it and will fall to the lower level at which they were before birth, meaning that “they shall go into captivity”.

Torah, Deuteronomy 28:42: All thy trees and the fruit of thy land shall the locust possess.

Nothing will remain from the plants that you planted, the animals that you raised, and the house that you built—absolutely everything will rot in the egoistic swamp.

“All thy trees and the fruit of thy land” are desires of the vegetative level. They also fall on the lower egoistic level, the symbol of which is the locust.

Locust are often mentioned in the Torah because it represents the egoistic level of a person that can be corrected.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/19/16

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New Life #872 – The Driving Force That Develops Nature

New Life #872 – The Driving Force That Develops Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is the driving force that develops nature? How does it affect our lives and why does the urge to reveal it emerge in us?
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From KabTV’s “New Life #872 – The Driving Force That Develops Nature,” 6/27/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.05.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, “Arvut

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 103

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “Rewarded—I Will Hasten It, Not Rewarded—In Its Time”

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