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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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Congress: Joining The Common Flow

laitman_939_01Question: How can desires be added together? Even for bricks, we need cement. What connects us together since we are so different?

Answer: We all are egoists, but each has a point in the heart, and we want to connect them into one big point. This is our aspiration to the Creator.

At that, our egoism remains below, and our aspirations to the Creator are above.

If we rise above our egoism to a certain level, then there the spiritual potential called a Kli (Vessel) is revealed; that is, the tension between the aspiration to the Creator upward, and the aspiration to ourselves downward.

We form our Kli depending on this potential. However, the question arises whether this Kli is enough to reveal the Creator in.

Question: Does it mean that the bigger the rejection is, the greater the potential? That is, by and large, it tears me apart.

Answer: Not only you, but the entire group. If you are in the ten, then there should be ten such states. Then the Creator will be revealed in them. The main thing is the common point (red color in the drawing), the Creator. We constantly need to hold on to it.

Question: So, is the potential much more vivid for those who come to the congress without desire, with great doubts, but then overcome them?

Answer: Of course. Therefore, we need all people: with different potentials, with different desires; the main thing is that they can join our common flow.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Pleasure From The Congress And Question About The Meaning Of Life

laitman_938_05Question: Can the pleasure from the congress erase my question about the meaning of life?

Answer: No, this will not happen because everybody thinks about the meaning of their existence. On the contrary, with each congress people begin to ask this question more and more, and increasingly feel the need for an answer.

However, during the congress they have failures and disappointments: “Everything vanishes, there is nothing in this, why am I here?”

Then suddenly, everything starts to appear and becomes clear again. And this is wonderful! If this happens during the congress, it is great.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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The Main Impression From The Congress

laitman_939_02Question: I enjoy communicating with friends, but then I forget about all intentions. Is this such a disturbance?

Answer: There are different times: when I feel good and when I feel bad, when I forget and when I remember, and so on. They all add up together.

The main thing is not to worry. When you are at the congress among a lot of people, the situation itself constantly reminds you what you are participating in and what you are doing. You see, hear, and feel with your skin what is happening here. This is the main impression from the congress. The surrounding atmosphere influences you.
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What Determines The Frequency Of Spiritual States?

laitman_947Question: How can we accelerate the frequency of the change of states during a convention?

Answer: That depends on many parameters, but mainly on the group, on the ten you are in.

If you are ready for a breakthrough, you will be able to do it even independently of others. It is very important to know that and to try to fulfill it.

Question: What does the pace of the transition from one level to another depend on? Does it depend on our degree of despair or on our sensitivity? How can we go through the states of despair faster?

Answer: That depends on your merging with others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Where Did The Congresses Come From?

laitman_944Question: Where did the congresses come from? Are there historical facts indicating that Kabbalists used to bring thousands of people together and hold such events, or is this something new?

Answer: There is nothing new here, and we are not inventing anything.

Kabbalah is built on the laws of the upper world; therefore, in everything we do, we must find out whether it is in accordance to its laws. Otherwise, it might harm us.

Conventions were held even in ancient Israel when people were in attainment of the upper world.

Kabbalists used to come to the Temple in Jerusalem three times a year: on Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot in order to study and to participate in the study and the meals with everyone. What is more, throughout the year people used to come to the Temple to study and have meals together. This was considered a very good deed, and we may even say, a Godly one.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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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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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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