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Everything Depends On Realization

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Does the study of Kabbalah guarantee reaching the upper degree?

Answer: Study itself is not a guarantee. You can study physics your whole life and not be a physicist. Everything depends on realization.

If you have a group, a guide, if you hear what he says and realize it between yourselves in the group connection, attracting the Surrounding Light, which changes each of you and unites you into a unified whole, one united desire, then the results of the realization are evident.

You start feeling one force in one desire according to the law of the equivalence of form because you’ve created a united desire: one from many.

This desire contains the power of unity in which you feel a unified power of nature, which fills the entire universe on all levels, in all dimensions, and this is all the outcome of your realization. If you want this, yes, if not, no. Study in itself will bring nothing; you can study all your life and achieve nothing.
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From the Prelimenary Lesson, the Prague Convention 9/9/2016

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The Law Of Nature For The Whole World

laitman_938_03Question: Is it possible to attain the highest spiritual level within a family circle?

Answer: It doesn’t matter whether you apply the integral method within your family or in some other society. We exist inside nature. Kabbalah tells us about nature’s laws, the laws of interdependence.

Currently, we are existing in crisis. The crisis is the lack of correct interaction between people. It is happening to us on purpose so that we would come to the correct interaction that we can realize in a group, in a family, at work, or in school.

For example, we teach our method to inmates in prisons, and they successfully realize it among themselves. It can be applied at any place.
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From the Convention in Prague 9/9/16, Preliminary Lesson

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The Jewel In The Necklace Of The Common Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It is said that every person who comes to a group is chosen by tweezers as a precious stone and is inserted into a common necklace.

Answer: Each person who feels that he is attracted to Kabbalah must realize clearly that he was really selected by tweezers from the general mass of humanity and like a precious stone was inserted into the necklace.

He didn’t just turned up in this group at this time along with these people. There are specific reasons  for everything according to the root of his soul. He’ll find out about this later.
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From the Prague Congress, Preparatory Lesson, 9/9/16

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On The Spiritual Map of the World

laitman_254_03Question: Perhaps for the correct prayer we lack the desires of the lower ones?

Answer: Certainly. I stay in contact with all groups in the world. This is a broad geography covering practically all the territory of South and North America, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, European groups, and groups from Africa.

We have to be in contact with one another because the lack of the outer desire relative to every ten limits it and it does not feel the ability to advance further.

I purposefully try to be in some connection with everyone as much as my time allows me. After all, I don’t have more time than anyone else does, but I try to absorb desires, sufferings, and the doubts of the groups.

I do not attempt to enter someone’s private life. It does not give anything. In spirituality, one can sense only the common state of the group, its common opinion, and its aspirations. This is what becomes inscribed on the spiritual map!

However, if it is not a group, not an assembly of at least a few people, I am not interested in them even if they are some great individuals. I do not become included in them because their desires do not exist in the spiritual world.
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day One, Lesson 3, 5/2/16

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How Can I Reveal The Creator?

laitman_628_2Question: Why hasn’t the Creator revealed Himself in such a long time?

Answer: We exist in a clear physical world! If you wish to attain the Creator, you have to be in the desire to reveal the property of bestowal and love!

If you have such a desire, it means you are obliged to love and bestow. To love means to take others’ desires and fulfill them.

Do you have such a desire? No. So it means you have nothing with which you can reveal the Creator!

The Creator is not hiding. Our nature is such that everything is revealed according to the law of similarity of properties. I cannot hear with my eyes, but I hear with my ears because the waves are different for vision and hearing. It is the same with the Creator. If I do not have an organ that can sense Him, it means I do not sense Him! He is here, but I do not sense Him!

You have to create a new sense organ within yourself. This is what we are doing. This is why we are called Kabbalists, which comes from the word “Lekabel = to receive.” We wish to receive a sensation of the phenomenon that exists around us. It is the force that governs and fulfills the entire Universe, all of nature!

Then we will find out the purpose for our existence, what happens to us every moment of life, what was, what is, and what will be. After all, everything is inherent in this force!
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day Two, Lesson 5, 5/3/16

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A Prayer For The Society

laitman_624_07The only correct prayer is a prayer for the society, meaning for the ten, while the state of a prayer for myself should be crossed out within my “I.”

A person who raises a prayer for his ten becomes its representative and is the first one to be awarded leading the merging with the Creator.

It is precisely the one who, through his ten, can appeal to the Creator that is called a creation, an individual, a human being. The rest of the nine people represent a matrix through which he appeals to the Creator.

The acceleration of spiritual advancement boils down to enlarging the society that can become closer to the prayer. It means that when you raise an appeal, you can take the biggest desires from this society and direct them toward fulfillment, toward the common merging. This can be accomplished through dissemination and education.
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From the Convention In Moscow, Day One 5/2/16, Lesson 3

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Words From The Heart

laitman_527_02Question: How can I learn to speak from my heart?

Answer: A person should not always speak from his heart. But he should say things that help his friends on the spiritual path.

There are neither truth nor lies in our lives. Everything is divided only in two parts: something that leads to the spiritual goal and something that does not. This is because the truth today will become a lie tomorrow and vice versa.

The goal of our existence is the connection and merging of all parts of creation. If something is directed toward this goal, it is truth; if not, it is a lie.
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day One, Lesson 2, 5/2/16

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From The Physical World To The Spiritual

Laitman_524_01When I begin working with the group I gradually encounter all kinds of problems. This is how the Creator reveals the area of work for me so I will resolve all problems that come up, cover them with bridges of love, and create conditions for His revelation within the group.

So I tie myself with the other group members, as the ten Sefirot, and provide a place for the Creator’s revelation between us.

Therefore, we constantly have to remind one another about this. After all, the Creator constantly resets us in our earthly philistinism, and we have to rise from it toward the spiritual tuning, to the correct view of the situation.

This is our constant work. We rise to the new spiritual state from the earthly, confusing world that the Creator makes for us on purpose.
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From the Moscow Convention, Lesson 4, 5/3/16

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Convention In Prague, Day Two – 09.11.16

Convention in Prague, Day One, Lesson 4

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Convention in Prague, Day One, Lesson 5

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Convention In Prague, Day One – 09.10.16

Convention in Prague, Day One, Lesson 1

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Convention in Prague, Day One, Lesson 2

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Convention in Prague, Day One, Lesson 3

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