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How To Move To The Upper World

laitman_938.02Question: Is it possible to cross the border to the upper world spontaneously?

Answer: Yes. You can be in a convention, “dive” headfirst into it, and find yourself in the upper world. Like cave explorers who dive into lakes in caves and don’t know to where they will float, so too can you also float and go out to a completely different world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Conventions, Psychological Impressions, And Spirituality

Laitman_931-03Question: How is it possible to differentiate the psychological impressions in a convention from spiritual impressions? Is this possible?

Answer: I don’t think it is possible to differentiate this now. But eventually this will be possible.

Psychological impressions are what happen in my natural Kelim (vessels), in my egoism. And what is needed for spiritual impressions is the acquisition of a new Kli (vessel).
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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What Is Unification?

laitman_936Question: What is unification? Is it a result or a process?

Answer: Unification is a gradual process in which we unite our yearnings for the upper world, for the Creator, for the connection between us above our egoism. It is the unification of our points in the heart in the aspiration for the Creator in spite of the egoism.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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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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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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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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What Kind Of Conventions Will There Be In The Future?

laitman_941Comment: Friends are talking about their impressions of participating in conventions virtually, how their groups of ten sit together with us in lessons and in all the events, without moving from the computer and in mutual support for each other. They feel that their responsibility is much stronger than with us in the hall.

Answer: Certainly. In that way, they are bridging the distance.

The impressions from the conventions don’t depend on their physical presence. Rather, it is whether a person was ready to give everything to be in a convention, but he didn’t have the possibility. Therefore, it makes no difference if he is here or at home.

Question: What kind of future conventions do you see?

Answer: I see the future conventions as virtual conventions. A few thousand people will come to them physically, while all the rest will connect from a distance. Which is to say, the nucleus will be physical and the main part will be virtual.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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What Do We Gain From The Game Of Love?

laitman_942Comment: It sounds like fantasy that an artificial game of love with complete lack of feelings can lead to spiritual outcomes.

Answer: You are absolutely right, this is impossible in our world.

But when we perform certain actions that spur and summon a certain secret force from above, even if we do not understand what it is, we actually feel the outcome.

We do not feel this secret force, just as we do not feel many forces that surround us, but when we arouse it, we feel its outcome inside us. Everything makes perfect sense.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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