Where Does The Language Of Kabbalah Come From?

laitman_233Question: Words like “Keter, Hochma, Zeir Anpin,” etc, do not exist in nature, so where does the language of Kabbalah come from?

Answer: Such words are not used in everyday life because there are no Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut in our earthly nature.

The language of Kabbalah stems from the essence of objects that exist in the spiritual world.

The language that exists in the upper world doesn’t fully descend into our world because, on the one hand, there are many more spiritual objects there than their revelations in our world. On the other hand, there are more and more artificial objects in our world, which are manmade that we give names to.

The word “telephone,” for example, in Hebrew is “Sah Rahok,” (Sah, Shihan – conversation, Rahok – remote) distance speaking, which means that it is means for distance conversation, but this word has not been accepted, just like many other words, because the names of many objects come to us from the West, from the world where they appeared.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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New Life #394 – Superstitions And The Evil Eye

New Life #394 – Superstitions And The Evil Eye
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


What is the role of superstitions and the evil eye in our modern world and how can we influence each other for the best?

Animals feel nature, but humans don’t. Hence the need for different lucky talismans, red strings, etc. It all stems from not knowing the system we live in. In nature everything is deterministic.

Man is a psychological creature and so blessings affect him and his power to cope, but the blessings cannot actually change anything in life nor change the system of nature.

The script is ready. Basically it is impossible to change it, but we can change the way we regard what comes along.

The evil eye is if people think badly about someone, they can change his fate. This is the reason that unfounded hatred is destructive. We are connected to each other by an internal network. Our thoughts toward one another are in this network. Millions of strings tie us together, and today harmful arrows flow in them, not good thoughts.

If a person sets the rule of “love thy friend as thyself” as the goal in life, he has nothing to fear. A person should be modest and not stand out, not because of fear of the evil eye, but so that he will not cause others to fail.

You can buy a new car, but you should keep the intention that your neighbor will not hate you.
From KabTV’s “New Life #394 – Superstitions And The Evil Eye,” 6/3/14

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What Does Humanity Lack?

Laitman_004Question: What should one devote one’s attention to in 2017 from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Humanity lacks only one thing: finding a method for the right connection between us. Everything else exists and will always be in abundance.

Our task is to learn how to connect between us to transform our world into a pleasant and comfortable world for our bodies and prepared for the ascent of our souls. The method for doing this is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Everything Is Ready Come And Get It!

laitman_565_01Question: The Creator, the upper force of nature, treats people as parents treat their children, but parents give their children much more than their children want or understand. Why doesn’t the Creator do that?

Answer: He does! Look at what He gives you: He provides you with scientists who offer you Kabbalah books in your mother tongue.

Kabbalists have prepared all the necessary conditions in order to facilitate a person’s perception of the wisdom of Kabbalah. They answer all the questions and explain things in different ways. This is what the Creator does for you.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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Is It Possible To Create Artificial Intelligence?

laitman_282_02Question: Is it possible to artificially create the human mind?

Answer: No. We don’t understand what intelligence is at all. We think that the brain is doing something, performing calculations, but none of this is happening on the material level.

We have no idea how we are connected between ourselves and with the vast systems in which we find ourselves, but we do not feel them because they are in the next dimension.

It is revealed only to a Kabbalist who sees that without wisdom there is nothing to think about here. And people are engaged with isolated and individual calculations: I solve a problem here, I reach some kind of conclusion there, and so forth. We constantly make endless attempts to discover a solution without suspecting that all problems are solved in an analog form.

The higher system, because it is analog and not digital, discrete, solves problems simultaneously in every point of infinite space of desire and Light, which is called Malchut of the world of Ein Sof (Infinity), because when an analog system is working, all potentials are balanced and all changes happen in parallel.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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New Life #393 – Distinguishing Between Good And Evil

New Life #393 – Distinguishing Between Good And Evil
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


Can we reach the absolute definition of good and evil? Why do we need it and what are the special conditions we need in order to use it as a compass in order to advance in the right direction?

Our definitions of good and evil depend on our culture, our upbringing, and our society. In order to actually distinguish between good and evil, we need an absolute definition that can be the criterion. Good—a state of balance, harmony and the complementation of all the forces of nature, evil—the opposite, imbalance.

The compass that guides us in the right direction is being balanced both physically, and in the human and spiritual sense. Total balance means being with others when there are no differences between us, trying to manage our lives so that a common force, goodness, the upper force, is revealed between us.

The right upbringing should develop the sense of the recognition of good and evil in a person. Love is good and the opposite is bad. My nature is wanting to use everything for my own sake, but since everyone is like me, I suffer…

The criterion according to which we measure every action is simple: whatever is good for others is good.

Distinguishing between good and evil means distinguishing between using others for my own sake and using myself for the sake of others.
From KabTV’s “New Life #393 – Distinguishing Between Good And Evil,” 6/3/14

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Is The Wisdom Of Kabbalah New Or Eternal?

laitman_265Question: Why isn’t the wisdom of Kabbalah updated and more modern? After all, everything has changed.

Answer: Laws that have been made by people, such as social, legal, and other laws change because people don’t know which rules should be in the system in the relations between people. These laws are concealed from people.

Therefore, laws thrive in human society. There is hardly any use for it because people don’t know what the true relations between people should be, so they keep making mistakes and keep trying to correct them. It is a constant never-ending work until people grow disappointed of their attempts and will replace this system with the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The laws of nature that we discover do not change. Scientists discover only what there is in nature and describe this regularity, but they don’t engage in the actual laws. Attaining the laws of nature depends on our development. When a person begins to reveal an additional system of connections in nature according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, he begins to see many new patterns of mutual connections and laws. In the future, we will see how relevant all this is.

Baal HaSulam says in his article” The Freedom” that because nature has determined that we are to live in a society, we are obliged to keep all of its laws. Otherwise, nature will demand and exact from us, regardless of whether we understand the meaning of its laws or not. The law of the rules of human coexistence is one of the basic laws of nature and we are obliged to keep it very carefully, totally ignoring our understanding.

The meaning of the law is to develop in us the recognition that self-love is bad and that love of others is good.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/2/16

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The Middle Line Is Above Love And Hatred

laitman_232_06Any type of relations between people, such as children’s groups, couples, working collectives, parties—any society is based on the middle line that reconciles the right and the left lines.

Correct connection can be only in the middle line. We can’t run away from our egoism and disconnect from it in anything. We also can’t just add the right line. We need to know how to do it; we need to learn to connect.

Most important is to know from the beginning that life is arranged according to the middle line. This is how it was created in nature, just look at the atom. This very first element of any matter consists of negative and positive particles, plus and minus and many neutral particles called neutrons. They balance protons and electrons, add weight, mass, and stability to them, due to which an atom can exist.

An atom exists only due to the fact that it has opposite and neutral particles. All of nature, still, vegetative, and animate is arranged according to the middle line. It wouldn’t be able to exist otherwise.

A human body is also built according to the same principle on its still, vegetative, and animate levels. It is only in the relationships between people that there is no middle line, and this was done deliberately so that we ourselves will do this work.

This is called the work of the Creator; after all, we just need to draw the upper force of nature to perform it. However, we become its partners in it and discover the method of the middle line. It turns out that we fill the part that is missing in nature.

A good state is always based on the correct combination of the right and left lines. Two opposite forces are required for the connection, bestowal and love, on the one hand, and hatred and rejection on the other hand, and we balance and connect them. Initially, one can’t exist without another because they come from above, from the same source.

Question: What does “balanced love and hatred” mean in human society where the strong exploit the weak? How is it possible to balance such a relationship?

Answer: The world seems this way if we look at it egoistically. If we don’t see the overall system in its real form where all elements complement each other at all levels, there is no justification for this world. We see only evil and wonder where the positive force is, where the Creator is.

If you don’t see the complete system, you always find yourself in its left line and don’t notice how the right line balances it. You need to be in the middle line and look from the higher state. The middle line is an upper degree, above the left and the right lines. The connection can be achieved only through the middle line.

The right and the left forces have existed in human society since ancient times and each time they move further apart. After all, both of these lines are egoistic, and egoism becomes more and more demanding with its development. This struggle won’t end. Therefore, we must learn to balance them and come to the middle line; each time it will again reveal to us this struggle and the possibility of reconciliation.

If people understand that to achieve the final goal and to advance in general is possible only in the middle line, they will perceive their opponents differently. If I see that everything negative and positive happens only in order to propel me to the goal, I will treat both states equally. I will use both as beneficial and thus I’ll place myself in the middle line so that “love will cover all transgressions.”

The best state is a correct combination of opposites. All the possible forms of reality should mutually complement each other. One can’t erase another or give it a place. Fulfillment is possible only in the middle line. The left and the right lines are not connected to each other; their connection is the revelation of the Creator.

Very soon, we will see different countries and governments in the world in the state of complete helplessness with the inability to reach any kind of connection and to do mutual work. It won’t be about friendship and connection anymore, but about the ability to somehow tolerate each other. There will be ultra-left parties on one side, ultra-right ones on the other side, and each family will split this way.

Why don’t people want to come together and start a family? It’s because they don’t see this connection between them that they used to have. Previously, the connection existed on the still, vegetative, and animate levels, so people used to get married, have children, and everything was fine. However, the moment we climbed a little to the human level, everything fell apart.

A person can’t tolerate anyone next to him and he divorces precisely because we’ve reached the human degree and the old connections stopped working. It is possible to connect on this degree only in the middle line. The wisdom of Kabbalah provides this method that is required now at all levels.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/18/17, “Mismah Arosa,” (Arosa Document)

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A Generation Of Fortune-Tellers And Soothsayers

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Answer: Indeed. In the 21st century, on every television channel [in Israel], not only fortune-tellers appear, but also “grandmas” who read cards, throw beads and coins in the air, and whisper various incantations. Every year they produce astrological calendars with advice of what to do and not do is written for each one of the signs of the zodiac. And this is the 21st century!

But the worst thing is that all this is attributed to the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to raise the bar and sell it at a more expensive price, while none of this has anything to do with Kabbalah.

Question: Do you think it is necessary to make some campaign to explain this, or will it all disappear by itself?

Answer: No, Kabbalists cannot engage in public relations work. If I were to be fighting all the slanders about the wisdom of Kabbalah, I would not have enough time for anything else! There are billions of people in the world. If each one of them were to say half a word against the wisdom of Kabbalah, how would I be able to carry on public relations work with each one of them?

Their attitude toward Kabbalah comes from their limitations, from their inability to comprehend it easily. But we will still continue to develop, even though in comparison to the 20th century, this century will be darker and it will pass.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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The Main Thing Is Not To Remain Indifferent

laitman_527_07Question: From the perspective of the wisdom of Kabbalah, is there any sense in millions of people reading the Torah? Does the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) work on them, or is this useless?

Answer: People receive and perceive either positive influences or negative influences from Kabbalists according to the manner in which they relate to them, in a good or hostile form.

Both a positive and a negative attitude are beneficial; the main thing is not to remain indifferent.

Therefore, it is preferable to relate to the wisdom of Kabbalah negatively than to remain indifferent because, in spite of everything, a person arouses negative forces this way that will lead him forward, even though in the opposite direction, and this road may go on for a few centuries, but he will discern his way back.

If a person does not react, but simply walks in place, even though he is not moving further away, there is no way of knowing when he will wise up. Therefore, it is useful to do something in any case.

Baal HaSulam writes that the movement of a person is independent of whether he yearns for the Creator or denies His existence because both the one force and the other force, in principle, act in the same direction.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16

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