Entries in the 'Adam-The Common Soul' Category

Why Are Only The Chosen Ones Engaged In The Spiritual Work?

laitman_624.05Each and every one is committed to the labor of raising ever higher the living standard of the world society, so all the people in the world will enjoy their lives and will feel more and more happiness.(Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation)

Baal HaSulam does not mean Hollywood joys but a real filling of a person that will become possible for everyone.

Comment: It feels like these words of Baal HaSulam come from the Creator.

My Comment: Of course, because he exposes everything from his attainment.

Question: He writes that not everybody is supposed to be engaged in spiritual work but only the chosen people. Why?

Answer: Because the spiritual system consists of 600,000 souls and their various parts, and there is no way to make everyone the same. Each of us is a part of the common soul called “Adam,” and each feels it through his part. In the end, we will all attain it but everyone proceeding from his primordial root.

There are souls that belong to the head of the common soul, and there are those that relate to its body. Only those who belong to the head of the soul are able to deal with the attainment of the Creator, but they are obliged to pass it down the hierarchy to the subordinate souls.

Ultimately, when the system comes to its completion, it will become circular and integral, and it will not make any difference who takes which place. Absolute unity and equality will reign in it.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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Universal Computer

laitman_282_01Question: Does the Creator view each of us as one cell of billions of cells in a gigantic body? Is that how He feels everyone?

Answer: Yes, but each cell is personal and unique,; therefore, a calculation is made with each one of them.

Question: What kind of a brain must the Creator have to follow everyone?!

Answer: This is not a brain, but a very simple system. Nothing changes in it.

During his time, there was a situation that perplexed and confused Lenin. To manage the nation according to the socialist principles and simultaneously maintain a financial balance, it would have been necessary to have more accountants than the entire population of Russia. It follows that if he were to employ the entire population of the nation in this, they still would not succeed in their calculations.

While today, with the help of computers, we are approaching a situation in which we are able to take everything in the world into account without the participation of people and there would also be no problems.

For example, the next generation needs to get only what it requires for existence on the level of the beastly body and everything else will be directed only toward involvement with spiritual development. So a calculation must be made regarding all of humanity so that each one will receive what he needs for a normal material existence in life. To do this, a single computer is enough, which will be managed by a robot.

What this means is that technology will advance toward a state where this will be realized, and this was impossible a hundred years ago.

Question: Does this mean that the Creator is a kind of computer?

Answer: This is the general system of nature. Once it worked with absolute connected and mutual precision, with total harmony between all its parts. Then all of the connections were broken. Today we must bring them back to the starting position, but with one small but significant addition, the logical and intelligent participation of all its existing parts, to the degree that they are ready to enter a reciprocal connection again.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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One Soul

laitman_944Question: What is one soul?

Answer: One soul refers to the fact that we are all parts of one desire, which according to its volume and its power resembles the Creator. Initially we are in an egoistic state, which means that we want everything only for ourselves.

We all have to correct ourselves so that we will want everything with the intention of in order to bestow. To whom? If the desire is one and we are all part of one desire, we have to bestow unto the Creator.

When we give and bestow unto the Creator, the Creator gives and bestows unto us, and we become partners and connect in mutual bestowal to each other which is called Dvekut (adhesion).

This is actually the state that we have to attain. This is the reason that all of mankind, being parts of one soul, need to help each other to reveal it, attain it, and reach the state of eternity, wholeness, and infinity, just like our Creator.
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From KabTV’s “A Talk About Soul” 3/30/17

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What Is The Collective Mind?

laitman_281_01Question: What is the collective mind from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: It cannot be that the mind is not collective because we are in a system of mutual connection called “Adam.” This system includes all of our states within it that are called “worlds.”

Therefore, the mind is a sum of wandering signals that fill the system of connection between separate elements, people, or souls.

Of course, there is something that is revealed to the souls and that which is not yet revealed. Therefore, we can talk about the subconscious since there are four levels of revelation in each one of us and only the last level gives us the full and conscious existence, meaning that all the previous levels are found in the subconscious level.

If they come from us, then we can manage them; if they come from above, then we practically don’t feel them. But there is a possibility to foresee them. This is not fortune telling, but some prescience, some actions that cause the appearance of reason, that give us an idea of the inner mind (subconscious).

Question: In our world, most of a person’s states pass unconsciously. The reality that we perceive consciously constitutes a tiny part, a few percent. How is it in spirituality?

Answer: In the spiritual world, everything happens relative to a person who consciously summons his states: previous ones, those that are happening now, and those that will follow. In each of them is a part of the person himself, meaning a part of the creature and a part of the Creator. He determines our states in cooperation with us. By definition, He could be first, and maybe the second. But if we seriously comprehend all of our states, we will then begin to determine and define the Creator as the root cause.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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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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