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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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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/30/16

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In The General System Of Souls

laitman_929Torah, Deuteronomy 12:21: If the place the Lord, your God, chooses to put His Name there, will be distant from you, you may slaughter of your cattle and of your sheep, which the Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat in your cities, according to every desire of your soul.

If a person lived far from Jerusalem, and in the past, living 100-200 kilometers from the city was considered a great distance, he did not have to travel there in order to pay his tithe to the Jerusalem Temple or to donate a lamb, because he could pass it to the local representatives (the Cohens) at the place where he lived. And they, in turn, passed it to Jerusalem.

At that time, everything was very well organized locally: services, education, development, and schools. Everyone had to learn to perform certain obligations to society, to pay taxes, and all this was recorded by public servants – the Levites and Cohens.

Therefore, it was not necessary to go to Jerusalem to deliver something to the state treasury. Everything was available locally.

From the spiritual point of view, we all are in the general system, and through its power center, the Upper Light is revealed and dispersed to the entire system. However, a person does not have to be in the center of this system, it is not even his place. His place is where he is and from where he must be properly connected to the system that surrounds him in order to create an integral connection with it.

Question: What does it mean “in thy gates”?

Answer: Gates mean these conditions, according to which you connect with the common system: You affect it and it affects you; you give it everything so that it would function correctly, and it supplies you everything necessary to exist in it. Gates are the power of your internal connection to the common system of souls in order to organize a common soul – Adam.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/6/16

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How Many People Are Needed To Correct The World?

Laitman_004Question: The Creator created an immense desire to receive that is clothed inside the approximately seven billion people who exist in the world today. Could it be that He would be clothed in only a few thousand people or even fewer, as Baal HaSulam writes in his article, “The Last Generation?” Does it make any difference how many biological bodies will lead to the correction of the desire to receive? Or are ten people enough?

Answer: Yes. The most important thing is that the ten people would be the epitome of universal egoism; in other words, the egoism of all of humanity (billions of people) would be concentrated in these ten, which would gather together, neutralize this egoism, and join together into one coherent whole. This state is called Adam, the one common soul.

Understandably, it would be more complicated and difficult to correct the egoism when it is concentrated in ten people than when it is clothed in billions. Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah is specifically calling us today to come to correction.

After a future Third World War, it would be much worse. Even though the suffering that war brings with it would compel people to unite, freedom of choice would still exist. We would have the problem of how to bring everyone to a decision to unite. For this reason, we must engage in correction today.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/10/16

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The Temple In Our Hearts

Unity, The Way To A Good FutureTorah, Deuteronomy 12:4 – 12:5: You shall not do so to the Lord, your God. 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.

This is a temple in the heart of a person.

A temple isn’t some kind of building in Jerusalem or anywhere else in Israel where people rush to kiss its stones and the wall, as it is today.

The only time my great teacher Rabbi Baruch Ashlag and I were in Jerusalem at the Wailing Wall, he went to it no closer than two meters, looked, and calmly, without stopping, turned back.

Not feeling any holiness in these stones, he didn’t even come close to them, and I clearly saw a complete detachment from this place in his behavior. However, a common person is drawn to this, he needs such a toy, as a baby feels comfortable only when he holds a familiar rattle in his hands, so does he.

It is necessary to educate people so that each will feel that he is related to our common temple—the unity of the hearts. The common temple is the soul.

The Torah speaks only about the construction of the temple in our hearts and from our hearts.

The place is a desire. A desire in Kabbalah is called “the place,” because only in the corrected desire that is in the right place is it possible to receive the Upper Light, the revelation of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/30/16

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I Do Not Want To Be An Ant!

laitman_929Question: Is it our future to become an “anthill,” from individualism to a herd?

Answer: An “anthill” with consciousness is the collective intelligence, the collective feeling that raises us to the next level.

A person doesn’t become an unconscious ant and doesn’t stop perceiving and understanding himself. He doesn’t lose his individuality, like birds or fish that move in a flock or school.

We remain independent because each one of us is an independent part of all of humanity. He can give to humanity what no one else can provide to the general system, to the one single body.

So, through our inclusion in the special integral connection between us on the level of Adam (Man), we rise to the next level of unity. We begin to feel the hidden sides of nature; awareness of the next level appears in us where we feel the forces that manage the entire world.

This next level has no connection to our world. We need to climb up to it.

When we rise to this next level with our new collective intelligence, with a collective desire, we exist outside of time, space, or change of physical location. We enter into the state of the infinite world, eternal and perfect.

This is not just becoming like ants.

Individuality is not nullified, rather it absorbs all of humanity because, as a fragment of the whole, a person must carry everything within him.

This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is talking about: about the discovery of the maximal and absolute individuality of each one, where one person is equivalent to everyone.
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From a lesson in the Russian 7/10/16

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Gather The Parts Of The Collective Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How is it that when working in a circle, in a workshop, in a group of ten, I begin to feel a connection with the entire world soul, with people I don’t know?

Answer: The Creator created one big desire and then broke it into pieces.

In other words, the only desire that was created was shattered into billions of fragments under the influence of what is called the sin of Adam, because Adam introduced egoism into this desire. As a result, the connection between the parts of the general desire stopped, and each individual desire stopped feeling all the rest. To be more precise, it felt them, but wanted to use them for itself only.

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The general desire to receive is called, “Adam” or “Adam HaRishon” (the First Man), or the “soul.” After the Shevira (breaking), the collective soul was divided into a multitude of individual souls.

Then, the individual souls fell even lower. In each one of them remained a small point called “Keter,” which is the beginning of a future soul. These points or sparks that remained unbroken, draw us toward reconnection in order to discover the Creator.

When they are ignited within us, we long to discover the entire system of the Creator. This is revealed in us as a longing to attain the meaning of life, and we find ourselves in some group.

A group is a certain part of all the individual souls that must now reach correction. People gather together into one group, without knowing why themselves, and begin to work on themselves in groups of ten, to transform the group of ten into one unit, one common whole. The moment that they attain this, they immediately begin to feel the Creator.

This is what we must do. So in every place, wherever it may be, you must find friends with whom you will learn to create among you a single whole according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Then you will feel the upper world, meaning you will restore the connection between you called 10 Sefirot, a Partzuf, or a soul.

Through this structure, you will be able to feel the upper world clearly. “Soul,” “Upper World,” and “Creator” are the same thing; it depends on how we scrutinize this discovery.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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In A Closed System

laitman_944Question: If we were working in a group ideally to create connection between us correctly, would we then not have any physical suffering?

Answer: Right, but it is not possible to do this work ideally. After all, you are not alone, you are working in a group, and it is connected to all of humanity. So even if someone has small physical desires, he has an influence on us.

We are in one closed integral system, one collective soul, such that what anyone else outside of the group does influences everyone.

Question: Does it follow that I will not be able to build a connection through my intellect, that I will not be able to check and think rationally, why this happened?

Answer: It is possible to calculate everything, but Kabbalists are not involved with that. The wisdom of Kabbalah even forbids doing this because you need to be interested in the result. The result is immediate contact with the Creator. This is greater contact than before, a contact in which you attain all the contrasts and contradictions as they are connected with the beginning and end of creation.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/15/16

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