Convention In The Arava 2017 “Day One” – 11.30.17

Convention in the Arava 2017, “Entering Into the State of Ibur (Conception),” Preparation for the Lesson

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Convention in the Arava 2017, “Entering Into the State of Ibur (Conception),” “Annulment,” Lesson 1  

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The Spiritual Component And Earthly Love

Laitman_121Question: How can one correctly add a spiritual component to earthly love between husband and wife?

Answer: It is possible to add a spiritual component between husband and wife only when they understand what they are doing and why they exist.

They must realize that they have a unique opportunity to conduct themselves in all situations in life in such a way that they train on each other in mutual influence. Then they will be able to attain the revelation of the Creator, as it is written: “A husband and wife have, the Shechina between them.”

But only if they really are serious about achieving that goal. Because they must “step on themselves” and help each other.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/6/17

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Lie And Truth, Part 1

laitman_207Question: The truth is that we lie almost constantly and every day, starting from the small tricks and covering up small flaws to the biggest deception and slander. Lying is part of our life.

A child begins to lie from the early childhood, even without understanding what he is doing. We are touched when a child with his face smeared with chocolate confidently answers, “It wasn’t me!” to the question, “Who ate the candy?” So, what is the meaning of a lie and how does it develop a person?

Answer: Lies lie in the foundation of creation as the opposite of truth. Truth and lie are of equal importance because they cannot exist without each other. We must evaluate one relative to the other; otherwise, we will feel nothing. There is no evil without good; there is no good without misfortune; there is no darkness without light and so on.

Therefore, there is always a lie inside the truth and vice versa. If we delve deeper inside the basics of creation, then there is the Light, which is truth. After all, the Light is the only thing that exists; there are only bestowal and the common connection of all the parts of creation. A lie, the darkness comes every time wishing to separate, disunite and even break the entire creation.

This is precisely what happened during the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. It is written that a lie can only exist if it grows out of some kind of truth. Therefore, Adam and Eve (Havah) tried the apple first, because they were sure that it was possible to eat it and enjoy it for the sake of bestowal and there can be no prohibition. This indeed was the truth.

However, when they continued to eat, they already could not avoid the temptation and found themselves in a lie. That is, the lie grows out of the truth, and we are a result of the lie, of that tremendous shattering that happened to our souls in their very basis.

Therefore, if we want to come to truth, we must go through lies, tearing through it as if through a dark, dense forest, and then possibly we will gradually reach the truth.

It is “possible” because it is really extremely difficult to do. Besides, this opportunity depends on our development, which is provided by the wisdom of Kabbalah through the Light that returns to the source. After all, otherwise we do not see at all where the truth is and where the lie is, exactly like the child who assures that he did not eat the candy despite obvious evidence. We do not understand and do not realize our lie, because the lie is our primordial quality.

Therefore, we must forgive lies, treat each other with understanding, and we should learn to rise above all these lies, perceiving them as cute children’s mischief. After all, this is our nature.

The world cannot exist without lie, and it is only in the presence of lies that truth can exist. It is good if they exist in equal amounts, because so far we live in the world of complete deception. And those bits of truth that exist in it are meant only to make a lie look like truth.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/16/17

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New Life #417 – Retiring From The Labor Force

New Life #417 – Retiring From The Labor Force
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Retirement provides the elderly with a unique opportunity to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah. Rather than ending life feeling useless and alone, old age could be spent learning how to build social connections between people at all levels of society. By learning how to use the ego correctly and teaching this wisdom to others, senior citizens could prosper and blossom as leaders of society, in their old age.
From KabTV’s “New Life #417 Retiring From The Labor Force,” 7/6/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.30.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Questions and Answers with Michael Laitman,” (Prep for Convention in Arava 2017) 

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Lesson on the Topic: “Adhesion,” (Prep for Convention in Arava 2017) 

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 205

laitman_259.02Question: How would you advise a contemporary person to live without using others for his own well-being? Who provides a person with bread, clothes, etc.?

The study of Kabbalah will not fill a person and his family, capitalism will not disappear tomorrow morning, and the group will not earn a living for his family.

All these animal needs create and cultivate most of the egoism that continues in the group.

Answer: Kabbalah explains how to live in order to start feeling the upper world, the system governing our world. This is realized in the group to the extent it fulfills the conditions of the upper world in the relations between its members.
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“Until You Have Increased And Can Occupy The Land”

laitman_749.01Torah, Exodus 23:28 – 23:30: And I will send the tzir’ah before you, and it will drive out the Hivvites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you. I will not drive them away from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field outnumber you. I will drive them out from before you little by little, until you have increased and can occupy the land.

There are countless qualities and desires in a person. Gradually correcting them, one must replace them with the qualities of the Creator: substituting the egoistic use for oneself with altruistic use, and the hatred for others with love.

It is written: “I will not drive them away from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate.” The land is desire. How can we work with them? The fact is that we are arranged according to the four-step internal principle and therefore, we correct ourselves gradually from the lighter to the coarser egoistic layers.

This is an individual process typical for a person who wants to achieve the goal. Yet, for people who do not understand and do not realize their egoistic nature, such actions must be performed over them as over small children.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/1/13

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The Revelation Of Kabbalah From Generation To Generation

laitman_933Question: The Book of Creation (Sefer Yetzira) written by Abraham is a magnificent, poetic, and rigidly constructed work. It is a pleasure to read, but only occaisional thoughts are understandable. Is there a key to understand it?

Answer: For this one must study Kabbalah. For example, how is science different in every generation? It is by the fact that it develops and more and more and reveals the previously unknown. Therefore, Kabbalists in each generation, as in science, can reveal more and more.

The book of Abraham is written more smoothly than the book of Adam. Abraham, through his attainments, complemented what Adam had written and revealed Kabbalah more deeply. And all the others followed him.

Once the group of Abraham began the spiritual work, it started to attain the quality of bestowal in the connection between them, the upper quality, the Creator. If people restore good connections of mutual love, mutual responsibility, and mutual understanding between them, then to the extent that these connections are true, the Creator is revealed within them. This network of connections is called a vessel in which the upper force is revealed.

Abraham discovered the method of attaining the upper force in the connection between people. And Moses mastered this method in practice. People of his generation underwent tremendous egoistic descents that are called “the Egyptian exile.”

They plunged into a very great egoism, but at the same time, they were able to rise above it in their unification so that in the connection of two opposite tendencies, a great egoistic rejection and simultaneously a common aspiration to connection, separation and rapprochement, they created conditions in which the Creator was revealed. This was the achievement of Moses that he described in the Torah.

What Moses and his group did was a big leap forward compared to what Abraham achieved. Therefore, the generation of Moses completely rose above our world, revealed the Creator in the connection between them, and reached the highest state that has never been overcome until our time. To this day, Moses is the greatest spiritual leader of the people.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/23/17

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