Entries in the 'Body and Soul' Category

Which Efforts Will Be Crowned With Success?

laitman_219_01Question: In spiritual development, how is it possible to understand which efforts will succeed and which will turn out to be empty?

Answer: In the articles by my teacher Rabash, it is stated very well in which efforts one must invest to discover the next level of existence, which will not happen as abstract theory, but precisely through the elevation of the person to this level.

Nevertheless, the physical body will continue to live in our world on the beastly level, while the person attains the next level of existence internally and establishes himself there forever, feeling the eternal and complete flow of the higher nature. There is no longer any time, movement, or any of the characteristics and features that are typical of our world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Are Spiritual Sensations Transmitted?

laitman_260Question: Are spiritual attainments transmitted to the next incarnation of the soul?

Answer: Spiritual sensations are not transmitted, but pass to the next incarnation as Reshimot (remembrances) of information, and the person continues his spiritual development from the previous level.

Suppose that I was born in the 20th century and toward the age of 40 I attained a particular spiritual level. In the next incarnation, I will attain my spiritual level toward the age of 30 thanks to having already learned the wisdom of Kabbalah. This level will be much higher because by that time there will be a general acceleration of the world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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Why Do We Need Corporeal Altruism?

laitman_547_05Question: Why should I give and who should I give to? Why do we need corporeal altruism and what does that have to do with the soul?

Answer: When we begin to engage in creating the soul inside us and attaining it, it is not corporeal altruism anymore.

No one is calling on people to walk around in the streets and to give out charity, help the poor and the miserable, and protect the wildlife and the ecology. We see that such actions do not yield the desired outcome and don’t actually help anyone.

When we speak about bestowal, we refer to the bestowal of one’s knowledge about the meaning of life.

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The main thing for us is the question about the meaning of life: “What am I living for?” and this is precisely what we have to convey, to invoke in other people and to show them how this meaning is revealed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/06/16

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What is Reincarnation?

laitman_938_07Question: What is reincarnation or the cycle of the souls?

Answer: We can understand this by the following example: Suppose we attain a bit of ourselves while working in the group of ten, a section of our soul, and then we attach another ten to ourselves and begin to attain more; the transition from a small whole state to the next whole state is called reincarnation or the cycle of the soul.

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This is how the soul seems to wrap itself with larger and larger clothing, with connections to other parts of the general soul until it attains the general common form that is eternal and perfect.

This is exactly where the cycles and the reincarnation of the soul are leading us. It has nothing to do with periods of corporeal life or the physical death of the body, or any of its conditions and development.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Do Test Tubes Babies Have A Soul?

Laitman_049_01Question: If scientists learn to clone people, will these people have a soul? Is there a soul in a child conceived in a test tube or with other artificial forms of conception?

Answer: What difference does it make whether an embryo develops in a test tube or in his mother’s womb? It is merely corporeal development.

The main point is to have a corporeal body from which the soul can develop.

It is possible to develop a new body from one human cell, but the soul will appear in it only when a person himself works on the development of his soul.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Does A Kabbalist Feel The Spiritual World Constantly?

laitman_276_02Question: What does it mean to constantly be under impact of the spiritual and to feel the Creator at least 1%? Does a Kabbalist feel the spiritual world all the time in the same manner or does he sometimes exit it?

Answer: A person feels the spiritual world and at the same time he feels this world. He does not clearly distinguish between the existence of the corporeal body and the attainment of the world the surrounds him.

He lives in the corporeal body constantly, and feels it when asleep or awake. But he doesn’t feel the spiritual world when he is asleep, because then he is immersed only in his corporeal body.

In spirituality, a person has to attain the permanent feeling of the upper world, and when the corporeal body disappears from his sensations, he will permanently feel the spiritual world.

As long as the physical body exists, it controls a person’s feelings and suppresses the spiritual sensation, and a person has to make an effort in order to feel the spiritual world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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The Connection Between Materiality And Spirituality

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Once upon a time there lived a human being, and he had a soul. One day a material arrow destroyed his material body, and he died. This affected his soul. Does it mean that materiality can somehow affect spirituality?

Answer: Not at all, the soul has nothing to do with the material body and with what happens to a person. Suppose, he fell from his level. But what he has already done, having developed his first ten Sefirot, a tenth, from the point in the heart and having begun to attain the upper states, stays within him and doesn’t disappear even if he falls from his level back to the earthly pursuits.

Question: Where is the soul or its first fragment located? Where are we located?

Answer: In our consciousness, and nowhere else.

This is exactly what scientists lack when they try to comprehend the next dimension, folding and unfolding universes, or the origin and disappearance of energy. Very soon we will discover many interesting paradoxes in our comprehension of nature. And all of them will lead us to a state of absolute confusion.

We will suddenly begin to disclose the borderline phenomena between the inanimate, vegetative, and animate worlds, and the upper world. All these so-called strict scientific dependencies that we perceive in our world will suddenly disappear, and instead of them we will get new, completely incomprehensible qualities, phenomena, laws, and formulas. And this is because we are approaching the revelation of the spiritual world.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/6/2016

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How Does The Path Of The Soul Begin?

laitman_222Question: From what state does the path of the soul begin?

Answer: The path of the soul begins with the question of the meaning of life that every person asks, but is hidden deep inside.

Usually such a question comes up in childhood but later fades with the onset of hormonal development. A person plunges into cares about family, children, and earnings and no longer looks for the answer.

But this is the most important question. Indeed, what is the point of living if I don’t know what I’m living for? Is it only about survival?

Therefore, we have to try to raise this question above everything else and we have to live, work, give birth, and build only to eventually understand the meaning of existence.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Above Body And Soul

laitman_742_03Question: A person explores the soul while in a physical body. If the physical body didn’t exist, would there be nobody to explore the soul?

Answer: No, the physical body is a fiction we exist in. The body was only given to us to begin to give shape to our soul. The body, as well as the world, is completely imaginary. The soul is an eternal state that you can attain today. Everything depends on you. Divinity or any other source will not help a person with this.

Question: Is it possible to say that our body is only a means of communication at the lowest level?

Answer: Yes. On the material level we connect with each other through the bodies.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Soul And Physical Health

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion:  Can receiving of the spiritual soul reflect on a physical body, for example, heal it?

Answer: Hardly ever. The person becomes inspired, empowered, and energized, he has great creative energy, drive, and aspirations. But this does not apply to the body, in particular, to his health.

Question: How does the revelation and attainment of the soul help me in this world, for example, in business, family life, etc.?

Answer: Only in that a person begins to understand the purpose of his existence and therefore, he no longer gets distracted by nonsense, but rather sticks to his guns. Only in this case, studying the wisdom of Kabbalah stabilizes his life in this world.

However, the revelation of the soul does not in any way help a person to succeed in the corporal world: to earn more money, to become healthier and happier.

The study of the wisdom of Kabbalah directs a person’s life toward attainment of the higher purpose of existence, and therefore the material component doesn’t concern him much. He must provide for himself and for his family, but no more than that. And he devotes all of his other forces only to the revelatation and formation of the soul.
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From the lesson in Russian, 11/6/2017

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