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Becoming One

Unity, The Way To A Good FutureQuestion: What is the state in which people feel that they are one whole?

Answer: It is a feeling that cannot be compared to anything else. There are no such feelings in our world. By tearing myself from my egoism and gluing the altruistic part that is born in me to the other friends who have also inserted their altruistic part into the general system, we create a collection of such particles.

Suppose I insert Light into the general system and together with me so do each of the friends focus his bit of Light. Eventually we connect though our desires to ascend above ourselves and merge into altruistic forces. This mutual merging of altruistic forces is called the “soul.”

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The soul is one for all, and each one who joins the center of the ten begins to feel the general system called a soul through it.

Question: Is the energy, the force, that connects people fixed?

Answer: The system itself is fixed but our attitude toward it is not, because we are in perpetual motion in our attempt to attain it. In other words, the system is fixed, but we are constantly moving with regard to it in order to attain it more and more.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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In A Tightly Connected System

laitman_553Question: Does a soul, which leaves our world, decide for itself when it must be reincarnated in a body, or does the Creator decide this?

Answer: Since we are all connected, in this respect we have no freewill. Each one of us is a part of an immense general closed system; therefore, our movements are strictly limited and stipulated without exception. We can only change them from plus to minus, from minus to plus, like in a binary system in a computer, nothing more.

We are initially included in a single system and are completely interdependent, as small gears in a single system. Therefore, the soul of one person cannot manifest itself in different states, it is connected to all other souls.

From the beginning of the system to its end, everything is predetermined: when we are born, when we die, how we are positioned with others. The only thing that we can do is to guide the system more rapidly toward complete correction in a good way, through ourselves and through others.

Question: Does that mean that the Creator makes decisions based on circumstances?

Answer: The Creator doesn’t make any decisions at all. We are in a given system of rigid laws of the upper world from the start. It exists and functions within itself, so it doesn’t require any unique higher power.

We raise a desire (MAN) and receive a response (MAD) from the system accordingly. This means that we exist in relation to an ideal system and everything depends on the signals that we send to it. In the same manner that we influence it, we receive a response.

This general system is called the Creator. It doesn’t make any decisions because it is absolute. Making decisions is something that happens with people. We activate the system when we introduce ourselves into the system as a constituent unit, and we receive a response from it according to the manner in which we connect with it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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A Soul And Its Substance

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the soul?

Answer: The Creator created the creature, which is a desire to receive pleasure. The Creator is the Light that created the desire to receive pleasure.

A state in which the Light or the Creator fulfills this desire and dwells within it is called the “world of Infinity.” And the fulfillment itself is called “Light” or the “Creator.”

A Soul And Its Substance

In the further development of the desire, a breakage of the desire into a multitude of individual desires happens; the stipulated amount of these desires is 600,000. Since all of them were broken, each one of them has a small portion of the Light.

This state is called the “individual soul,” but it is not a soul, only a point of the soul within which we cannot feel anything except a yearning to return to the former perfect state in which all the parts are connected together and are one single soul, which is one for all of them.

In our day, we can connect all these parts, meaning we can organize a closed system among us that will be a particular segment of the soul.

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In what way is a part different from a segment? The part of the soul is the point in the heart that yearns to return to the perfected soul, whereas a segment of a soul is a gathering in a group of ten, which is the minimal part of the collective soul that can function as a complete soul.

Since each soul is composed of ten Sefirot, it is possible to differentiate parts within it that will work exactly like the whole, but on a reduced scale. If we begin to connect these parts, the scale will increase.

But in principle, all the laws that are discovered in a group of ten will be identical with the laws that exist in the collective soul, but to a smaller degree because they will be less apparent, not rounded in the same manner.

Our role is to create a group of ten from people, each one of them having part of the soul, meaning a point in the heart. Ten of these points that connect together are called a “segment” and the sum of the segments is called a “complete soul.”

Question: Is a soul a desire to receive?

Answer: A desire to receive pleasure is the substance of the soul, but this is not yet a soul.

To understand where we are found, it is simply necessary to attain the characteristic of the state that is called a soul. This is the characteristic of bestowal, mutual connection, going out of yourself.

Therefore, all the examples and exercises in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah are based upon attaining maximal connection between us.

Question: Is it possible to call a segment a soul?

Answer: Yes, but it is similar to the manner in which you look with your unaided eye at a small segment of some picture and then when you add other segments to it, meaning more and more parts of the soul, you see the entire form of the picture, as if you were looking at it through binoculars.

So when you gather the souls together, you are getting an even fuller picture and see characteristics that you may not have paid any attention to before because they were hidden due to the small scale.

For example, if you look at an entire map, it is possible to see a city as a point. If you increase the scale, you see the name of the city. If you increase it more, the streets are visible, and so on. It is the same thing here. What this means is that thanks to the addition of other groups of ten to our group of ten, we begin to see more characteristics, connections, and laws.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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The Structure Of The Soul Of Humanity

laitman_282_01Question: How is humanity divided today according to the structure of the general soul?

Answer: According to the book Shaar HaKavanot (The Gate of Intentions), the soul is perceived as a Partzuf (a spiritual body) that is made of ten parts (ten Sefirot), seven of which are the main Sefirot.

A soul is a Partzuf that can be either small or big, individual or general, but it is the same system, the same identical structure, that can be either global or individual, and each of the members of the ten is included in it.

The spiritual system is made of a head (Keter, Hochma, and Bina) and the seven lower Sefirot (Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut). Every lower Sefira is made of ten Sefirot, and this generates 70 spiritual roots, which the seventy major nations in the world stem from.

We can say that there are many more nations in the world, but they don’t count as major nations since they somehow spun off from and multiplied from the major nations and are now included in them but have no root of their own other than their own variation.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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What Is The Breaking Of The Soul?

laitman_264_01Question: What is the breaking of the soul? How can a soul be broken? Is it similar to the sensation of a broken heart?

Answer: A broken soul is a state in which the creature, one gigantic desire, crumbles into tiny parts that don’t feel connected with each other. This is precisely the state of all of humanity today. People don’t feel interconnected, interdependent; they don’t feel that they are part of one single whole, like cells in a body. This is our entire problem.

The role of the Creator is to push people forward through events that oblige us to feel the necessity of connecting between us and gathering into one common collective soul.

In the meantime, each one of us exists either as a fragment of it or as a point since we don’t feel our state in the collective soul; we only feel life within the beastly body.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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What Happens To The Soul During Sleep?

laitman_571_01Question: Is the soul found in the body permanently? Does it fly away out of the body during sleep?

Answer: Since there is no soul in the body, it doesn’t fly away and return somewhere during sleep. Sleep is only a physiological state, which is typical of beasts.

Before we discover our soul through a group of 10, which is the minimal group of people who can discover the soul; each one of us only has a point, a part of the soul, its germ.

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To feel the soul, a person must create a fragment, a group of 10, within which he can apply the laws that exist for the collective and complete soul. Otherwise he will remain within his beastly body, sleeping, eating, doing what the body orders him to do and nothing more than that.

The fact is, there are three states in our world: still, vegetative, and animate. And the state called “Adam” (Man) is not found in our world. We are animals. A Man is someone who, starting from the point in the heart, works through the group of 10 and from there to the complete soul Adam – Man.

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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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How Many People Will Remain On Earth?

laitman_944Question: If the soul of Adam HaRishon (the First Man) was shattered into 600,000 parts, does this mean that eventually 600,000 people must remain on the face of the Earth at the time of correction?

Why must we develop the wisdom of Kabbalah if, according to the Torah, everything has already been determined regarding the total number in the population?

Answer: I have already written about this more than once, as it is said in all the original books on the wisdom of Kabbalah, in spirituality, quantity doesn’t matter. It is only the intensity of the correction of egoism into the characteristic of bestowal.

The full completion is called 600,000. There is no meaning to the number of people in the world because people’s bodies don’t exist in the spiritual world. What exists there are only desires that are united into a common desire for the Creator.
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Why Did The Creator Create People?

laitman_243_03Question: Why was it necessary to create this spiritual project, Adam HaRishon (the First Man)? Did the Creator have a desire to create something? Could He not have done this?

Answer: We cannot talk about what was before the beginning of creation or about what will be after its end. We are in a particular stage on the way between the beginning of creation, which began around 14 billion years ago, and its end. What remains for us is to exist here for only a short period to become corrected. We have only 223 years left.

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During this period, we must reach the end of correction, and with this everything will end.

We don’t know what happened before the beginning of creation because the concept of time didn’t exist. We also don’t know what will happen after the end of correction because there will be no concept of time. The concept of time exists only in the framework of this world, from start to finish. The end of correction is the end of the correction of the comprehensive egoism.

We don’t know why Adam HaRishon was created. It is said that the reason for the creation of the creature is to give him enjoyment and pleasure. But why does someone have to be created to give him enjoyment and pleasure? Logic dictates that it would be easier not to create; not to create and not to give pleasure. We don’t know the reason. We will find this out when we reach the final state when all our tools of perception will be fully corrected, when from our enormous egoism we fully create a single unified system called Adam. Then from this comprehensive and ideal system, which is fully in the image of the Creator, we will discover how He created everything in the beginning and why He created such an end.

Since 1995, the wisdom of Kabbalah was placed in our hands. So now we can hasten the process by giving our personal effort and we won’t have to wait another 223 years.

If we bring the entire system into balance, resembling and being equivalent to the Creator, everything will be finished. If we don’t invest effort, then we will continue to go in the way of suffering until the end of 6,000 years.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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All The Creation Is Me

laitman_929With the correct connection of all the parts of the single soul, they must be joined together and incorporated into one single whole so that common knowledge, common opinion, common faith, and common “food”: bestowal and reception from each other, will circulate in it, so this single system of the hearts (desires) and intentions (mind) will work correctly, and everyone will feel the entire system.

When we together are connected to this system, each through all connects to everyone and each one feels that he is not just a small part of the system, but is the system itself – Adam. In other words, everything included in this system and everything that is created is me.

I feel that the Creator created me personally because when I connect to each piece of the soul, I feed it and receive from it. It turns out that my inclusion in bestowal and reception is absolutely unique and individual because I am the one who does it. And this is the same from your side and from his side.

Everyone feels like one whole. There is a single Creator that has a complete open contact with the single creation – each of the six hundred thousand pieces that make up the soul.

Feeling full contact with the Creator is the spiritual degree of a human. In our world it is similar to how a woman demands that a man belong to her fully, leaving nothing for him: no life, no work, no thoughts, and no mind. She instinctively wants to absorb him.

In principle, the same desire is revealed in a person with respect to the Creator; after all, a person is considered a female (receiving) part relative to Him. This is how it works; we must reach this state. It is manifested only on a spiritual degree and won’t work on any other levels.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 6/7/16

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“My House Shall Be Called A House Of Prayer For All Peoples”

laitman_938_03Torah, Deuteronomy 12:5: But only to the place which the Lord your God shall choose from all your tribes, to set His Name there; you shall inquire after His dwelling and come there.

The common soul is divided into twelve tribes because it consists of the four-letter name of the Creator “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey” (called HaVaYaH), and each of these letters includes three lines: right, left, and middle.

Four times three equals twelve parts, i.e., twelve tribes, twelve different types of work to correct the desires that must connect together into one single whole.

The place where the twelve tribes work shall be called the Third Temple – the abode of the Creator. After all, the Creator is where the above-egoistic desires, expectations, and aspirations of the entire humanity connect, as it is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7).

This was not said about the first two Temples, because they were preliminary ones and had to be destroyed and rebuilt in the form of the Third Temple that will be built in our hearts.

So far we are just beginning to spread this idea throughout the world. But the impulse has been given. We have already started to move in this direction.

When I was young and next to my teacher, it seemed to me that this was about to happen, and now I understand that it is necessary to go and work. After all, the Kabbalists worked on this all these thousands of years and did not panic, did not become depressed, and did not despair.

They knew that they had to put their little stone into the general picture: to attract more and more people, to talk to, show, and at least somehow shape them, to direct them to the vision of the future common state where we can reveal the single Creator in our common heart.

We live in a wonderful time when we make a transition from the absolute concealment of the upper world into its attainment! We begin to talk about this world, develop the method of discovering it, and disseminate it everywhere to both ourselves and the nations of the world.

Of course, this requires time. I hope that my students will have their students, who will continue this work—I am absolutely certain of it. However, when it manifests, it depends on our persistence.
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