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My Thoughts On Twitter, 9/10/17

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We can weather this storm together by creating a #HurricaneOfLove

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To Overcome The Threshold Of Insensitivity

laitman_293Humanity can go a very long way until it reaches the recognition of evil. We say that the correction should end in 6,000 years. However, according to Kabbalah 6,000 years is 6,000 degrees: NHY, HGT, and HBD. That is, if we start counting from Adam, there are 223 years left. However, these are not terrestrial years.

In the end, what difference does it make to a person if it will happen in 223 years or in 20,000 years? If he wants to do it tomorrow, he can do it tomorrow. Then it does not matter how many years remain, 200 or 2,000. We need to look at this realistically and not philosophically.

You can make it happen here and now, but if not, so what? Anyway, a person will have to die and then again find himself in another life. After death, we immediately come to the sensation of another state, not of this world, but of a slightly different and changed one.

I hope that we people who study Kabbalah nevertheless push humanity to enter what is called the land of Israel and to begin correctly transforming it for ourselves.

Question: Will a person feel happy in this movement?

Answer: If there is a prospect and a person goes after it, feeling the support of other people, then even before he starts the movement he already gradually begins to see. Without the support, he sinks into even deeper depression, but with the support he moves with joy.

In this case, a nation that understands that it moves correctly and leads the rest of humanity after it is called the people of Israel. They enter the land of Israel, meaning they begin to transform their desires for bestowal and love and by this show an example to everyone else. This is a great state for the nation and for all of humanity that will finally begin to understand how it comes to a bright future.

So many people today are in depression or take drugs! They do not see any prospect!

Yet, we are in a position to understand the plan of creation, to see how this happens in accordance with what is written in the Kabbalistic books, how this has been going on for the last 20 to 30 years, and how it is being transformed.

We join this mechanism, rotate its flywheel, and move forward knowing what will happen. It’s hard for us to explain everything to other people; they do not want to hear it. They have their own egoistic obstacles.

But how happy we should be in that we see the prospect. The rest simply exist and feel their own insignificance and absolute inability to change their destiny. Of course, this is worse than death. Therefore, they consume marijuana, take antidepressants and so on.

“Why should I have children? Why should I create a family? What am I living for? Give me a pill, I will swallow it and I will sleep. And even better if you give me a pill, I will fall asleep, and maybe I will die in a dream.”

Question: Then why don’t people hear us?

Answer: We can’t get to them, and this is a huge problem. There are so many people in the world who are suffering. They are killed, they are bullied, burned, destroyed, and shot. And still they do not hear.

Humanity still has to overcome a certain threshold of insensitivity. This is won by suffering, among other things.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/14/16

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How Do You Develop A Point In The Heart?

laitman_929Question: I heard that we are all parts of the one soul of Adam and within each of us there is a spark from it called a point in the heart. What is a point in the heart and how can it be developed?

Answer: We all belong to one desire. This huge desire was divided into many parts, each of which fell into your, my, or his body. Our bodies separate these parts of desire from each other. I want one thing, you want another one, and he wants something else because our bodies rule and order the desire that it should want.

The wisdom of Kabbalah says that if while living in this world in our bodies we connect together the parts of the desire that exist within each of us, then in the created common desire we will begin experiencing the out-of-body phenomena, that is, a different reality—the spiritual world.

After all, each one feels this world within his personal, individual, isolated desire. And if we unite our desires, then they acquire a new quality precisely due to the unification. This common desire becomes integral and joint, and within it we feel the reality that exists outside of you, me, or him: the upper world.

It is not so difficult to achieve this; the main thing is to understand how important it is for us to see the upper degree, a state higher and more external than this world, that is, the future world. As it is written, “You will see your world in your life.” If we cancel the limitations of the body and unite into one man with one heart, we will feel the upper world.
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From  “Answers to Beginners’ Questions” 7/24/2017

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Why Was Kabbalah Concealed For So Many Years?

laitman_961.2Question: Kabbalists concealed the wisdom of Kabbalah well. Now we must make great efforts to reveal it to the world. Why has it been arranged this way?

Answer: First, Kabbalists did not hide anything. They have always been for the revelation of this wisdom.

But 2,000 years ago, after the destruction of the Temple, people began to turn their backs to the wisdom of Kabbalah to such a degree that Kabbalists were forced to hide The Book of Zohar and other sources so that they would be reveled in our generation.

Baal HaSulam began to adapt the wisdom of Kabbalah to our times and only today is it being revealed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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“The Stranger Who Is Among You”

167Torah, Deuteronomy 28:43 – 28:44: The stranger who is among you will arise above you, higher and higher, while you will descend lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be at the head, while you will be at the tail.

“The stranger who is among you” is the egoism you caused within yourself and now you cannot get rid of it. It fully controls you, indulges you, and you have absolutely nothing left of you own. You will exist in the lowest state and it is only thanks to it.
And you yourself want it, you cannot tear yourself away from your egoism. You have no strength to give it up.

Question: What does it mean, “He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him”?

Answer: You cannot give it anything, but it will give you energy for egoistic actions from which egoism will be the only one to profit. This is how it is in our world. Egoism leads you wherever it wants.

Question: If “he will lend to me,” does it mean that I need it?

Answer: Yes. Everybody acts only in a way that is beneficial for his egoism. He does not suspect that egoism, which is hiding within him, is not him, but “a stranger who lends to him.”

The Creator controls a person in such a tricky way. He can do anything with a person with the help of egoism.
And all this is to the person’s detriment, but he is unable to resist until the very last moment when, as it is written in The Book of Zohar, he opens his mouth unable to refuse a drop of poison that brings him an immediate pleasure, and he swallows it and dies.
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Man, The Snake, And The Creator

Laitman_631.2Question: Why is Adam called the first man?

Answer: The first man or Adam is the soul. When we speak about him, we do not refer to a physiological body in any way since it does not exist. We are speaking about a desire that basically wants to resemble the Creator.

This general desire spread from the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) downward through all the worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beriya, Yetzira, and Assiya. After passing through the filters of these worlds, the remaining desire became similar to the Creator under the influence of the upper Light. This is First Man, Adam HaRishon.

At the same time, there is the snake inside him—a desire that doesn’t want to resemble the Creator. It was intentionally created this way so that we will always be able to measure ourselves and determine where we are in the range between the Creator and the snake, which is the total opposite from the Creator, at which point and how far from the Creator or the snake we are.

These are the 125 levels of a person’s ascent up the spiritual ladder; the snake is at the bottom and the Creator at the top.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/14/17

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New Life #877 – What Love Of Others Is

New Life #877 – What Love Of Others Is
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Who is a “friend” according to the wisdom of Kabbalah? What are the conditions a group of friends studying the wisdom must be particular about? How does a friend in a group invite the upper force into himself?
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From KabTV’s “New Life #877 – What Love Of Others Is,” 7/6/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.11.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, “The Last Generation”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “In Practical Life, the Four Attributes Contradict One Another”

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