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When Feelings Are Silent

laitman_939_02Question: From my experience, I can say that there are people who feel that when they unite at a convention, it is good for them; they really feel spiritual elevation. And there are those who do not feel anything at all.

In which cases should a person feel something if he has not yet developed altruistic characteristics? If a person is feeling with egoistic characteristics, it is not called unity. What would you advise those who do not feel anything?

Answer: It depends on the attitude of the person toward what is happening. Let him sit and cry about not feeling anything instead of flaunting the fact saying, “I don’t feel anything and I don’t care, you go ahead and worry.” It should be of great concern to him, because his whole life could continue like that, just as half his life has already passed, and what is the reason for it?

A person must yearn for the highest quality in our world and the upper world to be revealed to him, meaning the Creator, the power of nature, which holds all of creation within it and manages everything.

If I am a sociable person who loves the group, loves unity, then my connection with others is basically prosaic. It interests me to be together with everyone, I spin around, shout and dance; that is one thing.

But when I do all of this because I must discover the Creator, that is another matter. To do this, I am ready to act like a little child. I will do whatever they tell me, because I want to achieve my goal. Therefore, I will do everything in order to enrage my ego. Let the ego “provoke” me, and to spite it, I will step over it and move on.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Congresses And Distances

Laitman_524_01Question: How should those who cannot come to a congress, relate to it? What specifically does their work consist of?

Answer: This is a big problem. There are many people from different regions who would like to come, but can not due to material reasons.

I can say only one thing: remain at your places, follow our congress, and be together with us as much as possible. And you will see that everything spiritual, in both us and you, simply transfuse like in one common vessel.

This relates to both physical and virtual groups. If possible, be connected to each other, organize meals together with us. Try to do everything the same as us.

Question: Do you think that more people will not be able to come to congresses in the future?

Answer: Yes, the world is moving downward. Let us hope that this movement will not put pressure on us in our daily life, but it will be more difficult to fly somewhere and participate in congresses.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Convention In Almaty “All As One,” Day Two – 06.17.17

Convention in Almaty, “There’s None Else Besides Him,” Lesson 3

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Convention in Almaty, “The Reforming Light,” Lesson 4  

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Convention in Almaty, “Prayer of Many,” Lesson 5  

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Convention In Almaty “All As One,” Day One – 06.16.17

Convention in Almaty, “One Soul,” Lesson 1

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In A Kabbalistic Society

laitman_938_03Question: What is the practical implementation of the principle of “The King’s glory is in the multitude?” After all, wherever there is crowd, it is usually the opposite situation.

Answer: Indeed, you will not find anything wise where there is a crowd, but only stupid fantasies. But in a Kabbalistic society, it isn’t a crowd that gathers, but outstanding people who want to overcome their egoism and raise their yearning for the Creator above all the obstacles.

Thus they unite, each with his own unique, upper impulse, and this is actually what determines the shared outcome that we attain in the connection between us, and in it, we reveal the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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A Convention Is The Unity Of Internal Impulses

laitman_282_01Question: What is a convention, not in the physical sense, but inside a person?

Answer: A convention is the unity of all of our internal impulses to reveal the meaning of life, which means when a person asks, “What am I living for?”

This question is hidden in each of us, and it is called a desire. When all of these small desires connect into one desire, it is possible to receive an answer about the meaning of life, and this is precisely what we get together for.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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The Creator Is More Jealous Than A Woman

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Creator deliberately puts various obstacles in our way so that we cannot cope with them, overcome them.

Why? So we will reach out to Him, ask Him, look toward Him, and draw near Him! He gets very jealous if we look at each other instead of looking at Him! He is more jealous than a woman! I say this in all seriousness.

It is very important! That is why the Creator constantly puts us in such situations that we are unable to overcome—so that we would yearn for Him, request that He help us. That is how parents sometimes behave toward their children: on one hand, they want the children to do something on their own, and on the other hand, that they are compelled to get the parents help.

In case of the Creator, it is quite simple. From the very beginning of our journey, if we are walking the right path, then every step that we make, we are never able to do without the Creator—never! In our lives, we learn how to walk, then walk on our own, grow up, and become adults.

In spirituality this is not so. In spirituality, our need for the Creator is constant; it only grows stronger and stronger, and then we truly come to a greater adhesion with Him. After all, the Creator opens up the system to us, but we do not know how to operate within it.

After we exert efforts in the connection between us, we increasingly open up the place where He has to explain and fulfill. And then He is revealed, always in response to a request for Him! There is none else besides Him.

Therefore, if we are unable to connect, it is natural and good. We only need to remember who puts these obstacles in our way—He does, so that we will turn to Him.
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The Secret Of Kabbalah Conventions

laitman_942Question: What is the secret of Kabbalah conventions?

Answer: It is a special secret that can be told only to those who participate in the conventions. Others will not understand.

The point is that when people are interconnected internally, they form one big common desire.

If the connection takes place according to the laws of the spiritual world, when people nullify their egoism, individualism, their natural impulses for separation, and try to overcome them, then a very serious force of overall interconnection emerges between them, which they artificially create through the efforts of their will.

Then, to the extent they prevail against themselves, they show the good power of nature—the power of unity, the power of love.

The secret is that if we unite in this way, we reveal the upper positive force of nature, which does not exist in our world. It is called concealed power. And Kabbalah is called a secret science because it reveals this concealed power.

Becoming owners of two opposing forces: the negative – egoistic force and the positive – altruistic, which we extract together, trying to unite, we close both forces on ourselves and begin to reveal the upper world between us.

Question: Is it important for us to be in the same room while trying to unite, or it is not essential?

Answer: In general, this is important, because a person is like a small, limited animal, and has to rise exactly from the place where he is.

Question: What would you recommend to those who cannot come to the convention?

Answer: Those who for some reason cannot come, it is desirable to be in touch with us and participate with us in all the events in real time. But if such an opportunity does not exist, then it is possible at some other time.

The most important thing for those who cannot come to the convention is to get together with others who aren’t coming and to be with us during lessons and meals.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/2017

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Solitude Or Congress?

laitman_938_07Question: I am a lone wolf by nature and I avoid being in a crowd. I believe that quality can be achieved only individually. Is there a logical explanation to the advantage of participating in a congress instead of studying your lessons and your books in solitude?

Answer: Solitude is not a bad thing. I also like to be by myself. Everyone knows that I sit behind closed doors and that it isn’t easy to reach me, but the point is that the plan of creation is fulfilled in the connection between people.

Although it isn’t a physical connection but an internal one, we have to establish physical connections in order to reach it. This is the reason that we have conventions, gatherings, meals, and lessons together, all of which are essential.

It makes no difference who you are by nature: a lone wolf or a sociable person who always has a smile on his face, you have to establish mutual internal connection with other people.

The more difficult this is for you than for others, the greater the reward you will receive as the outcome of the efforts that you make in the form of the revelation of the Creator.

But sitting alone with the books while a convention is taking place is like spiritual death.
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Convention in New Jersey, “We are all one 2017” in America, “Partners with the Creator,” Lesson 23

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