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The Impact Of Conventions On The World

laitman_938.03Question: Can a Kabbalah convention change anything in our world? Does it have an impact on the world?

Answer: A convention undoubtedly has a positive impact on the world. After all, we exist in this world and the upper Light is conveyed through us to our world as well.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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There Is Room For Everyone At The Congress

laitman_938.07Question: At a congress, how do people who are aspiring to reach spirituality differ from those who only imagine themselves as such because all they want is just to have a good time?

Answer: There are people who are like this and people who are like that. A person is a very complex, multifaceted creature, and often is one way and then another.

At one moment, he is suddenly overcome with romantic feelings and is almost in tears. And then, everything becomes irrelevant to him and he treats everything with disinterest. And all of this can happen within the same day. That is why we must give everyone the possibility to participate in a congress, and ultimately, the surrounding Light will influences everyone.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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In A Convention, Forget About Yourselves

laitman_939.01Question: What spiritual disturbances can happen during a convention and how can we overcome them?

Answer: During the convention we do not think about any spiritual disturbances or problems.

I suggest only one thing to you: participate with all your energy and forget about yourselves. This is the main thing. Concentrate your attention above the body and try to be together with everyone and with the Creator who will be revealed in others.

If you become integrated with your friends, you will stop feeling them and will begin to feel the Creator. This is what must be done. And it should be without any calculations.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Convention In Rome, “All As One” – 07.30.17

Convention in Rome, “All As One,” “Brit (Convenant),” Lesson 5

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Convention in Rome, “All As One,” “Love Covers All Transgressions,” Lesson 3

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Convention in Rome, “All As One,” “There Is None Else Besides Him,” Lesson 4

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Convention In Rome, “All As One,” 07.28.17

Convention in Rome, “All As One,” Preparatory Lesson

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Convention in Rome, “All As One,” “There Is None Else But the Friends,” Lesson 1

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Convention in Rome, “All As One,” (Building the Spiritual Partzuf (Face),” Lesson 2

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/19/17

Laitman_510_01Question: Sometimes in conventions I feel like I am in a suit of armor: everyone around me is happy and full, while I feel empty. What should I do?

Answer: You must “turn-off your head,” become integrated with others, start dancing, or do something else. If nothing helps at all, then go to the kitchen to peel vegetables.

Question: How can one ascend to the common desire?

Answer: You must uncover the yearning for the Creator within yourself. Leave the physical body below and raise the yearning for the Creator, uniting with all the friends.

Question: I am a practical person, not a theoretician or a mystic. If I don’t nullify myself and annihilate my egoism, then I won’t get to the practical work. How can I nullify my ego from within the ego itself?

Answer: First, you don’t nullify the ego; the upper Light that you arouse does. Second, the ego is necessary for us and in no manner should it be annihilated. It is forbidden to annihilate anything in nature! It is only up to us to rise above the egoism in the direction of connection and love.

Question: Why is it not possible to defeat a city of wicked who are standing together as one person?

Answer: It is not possible to defeat them because they also have the power of connection, which attracts the upper Light to them; as long as the upper Light is found among them, it is not possible to defeat them. They are under the protection of the Creator even though they are completely opposite from Him. The Creator is the general law of nature.

Question: Why do people who gather together in a large mass, as for example at rock concerts or soccer games, experience ecstasy?

Answer: They experience this because their desires are gathered together, but this has nothing to do with spirituality.

Question: Baal HaSulam wrote to his seven students that it was enough to gather their sparks in one place to discover spiritual worlds. If so, why is it necessary to gather so many people in a convention?

Answer: We are living in a different period in which it is necessary to gather greater and greater amounts of people. I hope that the great number of people will attain the intensity of a common power, which will truly be according to the first spiritual level, so that we will begin to feel the shared power within us already, in the connection between us.

For Baal HaSulam there were other students and other circumstances. It was much simpler and easier for them, while for us it is much more complicated and difficult.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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How To Achieve Love?

laitman_572_02Question: How can we achieve love in practice?

Answer: If you make efforts and see that you cannot do anything, you are reminded of the Creator and that He must help. When you turn to Him, you see how He arranges everything. This way the love for the Creator will come to you.

You will begin to see that He has prepared all the obstacles for you, all the problems and troubles, with such love, devotion, and care. You will start feeling love for the Creator because “love will cover all sins.” After all, you will see that He has never done you any harm.

When love is revealed and covers all evil, you see that evil has never existed. It only seemed to you that this problem existed, and now you see that it does not. It had to be this way so that you could reveal love.

This also happens in our world. Sometimes you argue with someone—say, with your wife. You are burning with anger! And then you make up, and it seems to you that everything that happened was just a folly and there was nothing important in it. And then you ask yourself how could you want to leave and divorce over such a little thing.

That is life. But what have you attained? You attained that everything that happened was as if unreal and now you are enjoying intimacy even more. This does not teach you too much for the future, so sometimes you will argue again.

That is, if we treat what is happening to us in our lives, our family, and any other place in such a way that it comes to us from the Creator so that we learn to cover everything with love, we will see a completely different life.
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From the Convention In Brazil “Day Two” 4/30/17, Lesson 9

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The Gain From Unity

laitman_942Question: What can I gain from unity that I cannot achieve individually?

Answer: You will not be able to discover the Creator individually. There are many such “wise men” who were with us and have left  and who are joining us now who think like that, but they do not make it through. You have to nullify yourself because the Creator can be revealed only in the desire in which you nullify yourself.

Question: How can you convince yourself that your soul is in other people?

Answer: You will not be able to convince yourself if you don’t believe what Kabbalists say. You reach the wisdom of Kabbalah when you look for the answer about the meaning of life. You begin to read books about the structure of creation, about the structure of nature.

You realize how it all makes sense, how wise it is, and to what degree it is all at the basis of all human knowledge. You understand that this is the main knowledge of mankind, which is the origin of everything; after all, all of the sciences and religions were created from the teachings of Kabbalah, the study of the Creator.

Then if you want to, you can act, and if you don’t want to, then don’t. You were given an explanation. Nothing is concealed from you. You are not told: “Hit your head against the wall, pray until it works out.” Instead you are told about accurate laws: why they are the way they are, how they operate in our world and in the spiritual world, etc. Generally speaking it is a very realistic approach.

Comment: Our theory is indeed very practical and sensible, but when it comes to practically implementing it…

Answer: The practical implementation means that you simply have to make yourself a zero.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Only Into The Ten!

laitman_938_07Question: Let’s say we have united in the ten, how can we join in a crowded congress?

Answer: The ten is enough. If you are included into it, you will understand what to do with others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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