Entries in the 'Kabbalah Dissemination' Category

What Does Humanity Lack?

Laitman_004Question: What should one devote one’s attention to in 2017 from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Humanity lacks only one thing: finding a method for the right connection between us. Everything else exists and will always be in abundance.

Our task is to learn how to connect between us to transform our world into a pleasant and comfortable world for our bodies and prepared for the ascent of our souls. The method for doing this is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Can We Offer The Wisdom Of Kabbalah To Everyone?

laitman_254_03Question: Is it possible to offer the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone? Why do you teach and transmit this closed and hidden information to an enormous number of people on the Internet?

Answer: I act according to what was dictated to me by my teachers. I am a student of Rabash. Rav Baruch Ashlag was my teacher. I studied with him for 12 years and served as his personal assistant, his secretary. I must disseminate all of the knowledge that I acquired from him, and particularly from his father Baal HaSulam throughout the world without restriction to absolutely everyone! That is what is written in their sources and I am trying to do this to the best of my ability.

Without this dissemination, they write, the world will reach a very bad state. Therefore, we must reveal this wisdom at any cost. It is imperative for the world today because otherwise the world will go completely out of control.

Although the world sailed in an egoistic current for thousands of years, without the addition of a second, altruistic force, it can no longer be managed today because the world is becoming integral and closed and the two forces, positive and negative, are needed in a closed, integral system.

So, the wisdom of Kabbalah has become as relevant as all other knowledge.

Baal HaSulam writes in the “Preface to the book Panim Meirot uMasbirot: “…only through the expansion of the wisdom of Kabbalah in the masses will we obtain complete redemption…. Both the individual and the nation will not complete the aim for which they were created, except by attaining the internality of the Torah and its secrets….

Therefore, we must establish seminaries and compose books to hasten the distribution of the wisdom throughout the nation.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/2/16

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Transmitting Positive Thoughts

laitman_942Question: There are people who have come to an agreement to transmit positive thoughts around them for a particular period of time. Can this help the world?

Answer: Sitting, holding hands, sincerely looking at each other, and talking nicely is naive.

Only if we work in a group of ten precisely according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah, can we draw the positive force from nature. This is the way to have a positive influence on the environment.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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The Real Wisdom Of Kabbalah

laitman_214Question from Facebook: I don’t think it is necessary to promote Kabbalah. It isn’t a remedy for the common cold. Whoever is looking for it will find it by himself. Otherwise, the outcome will be like with Madonna who publicized to the world that she studies Kabbalah, but in fact remained…I will not say what.

Answer: First, she did not study the wisdom of Kabbalah. Taking a book, reading it or studying a little with someone is not studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.

We are undergoing a period in which the wisdom of Kabbalah will become increasingly more popular, we don’t know how popular it will become, but it will at least be heard. People will look for it and will try to discover and identify what the true wisdom of Kabbalah is from all the huge piles of garbage. The real wisdom of Kabbalah operates in a person in a very simple manner; it raises him above his egoistic nature. This is the whole wisdom of “Love thy friend as thyself.” This is the basic original law.

If we want to be in a state of mutual guarantee, “as one man in one heart,” people need to work on themselves in order to correctly implement the wisdom that speaks about one thing only: love thy friend is the great rule of the Torah. I hope that the coming year will help make things clear to people so that they can understand this point better.
From a Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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What Is The Easy Way Of Correcting The World?

laitman_944Question: Is the Light that our world group can draw enough to correct the world, or must we keep expanding our group?

Answer: If we keep expanding our world group, we will be able to reach correction sooner, and the correction will be easier because conveying an intensive Light through a small group is a big problem.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/1

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Time To Bring Kabbalah To The Masses

laitman_254_03Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah has always been a science, an esoteric doctrine. You always say in your lectures that the time has come to bring the wisdom of Kabbalah to the masses. Specifically why is this so now?

Answer: For 1,500 years, the wisdom of Kabbalah was the lot of all the people of Israel, beginning from the period when Abraham began to disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah and popularized it in Babylon.

As Maimonides (Rambam) writes, he organized a large group of tens of thousands of people there and led them to the land of Israel. For 1,500 years, the people of Israel lived according to Kabbalistic laws and customs. Then they fell from this level because the wisdom of Kabbalah places difficult demands on people.

We try to climb up the spiritual ladder, but we ascend and descend, ascend and descend, on the way. Descent from the level of spiritual attainment is expressed by “going into exile” from the attainment of the spiritual world.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is not a religion but a system of knowledge about the inner structure of the world that manages our world.

For 2,000 years after the descent from the level of spiritual attainment they had been in, the people of Israel were completely disconnected from spirituality. Physical exile is the result of internal, spiritual exile.

In the 15th century, a giant Kabbalist appeared, the Ari, whom everyone recognized as a special force that was sent to our level. His student Chaim Vital wrote that beginning from this time, it had become possible to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and that everyone was obligated to study it because thanks to it, humanity would begin to ascend from the period of the Middle Ages and develop correctly.

The Baal Shem Tov was trying to do this when he began to be involved with the popularization of the wisdom of Kabbalah among the wider masses. There were very many opponents to this, which is what led to the separation between the Hasidic religious Jews who were going in his way and those who opposed him. Such a division has been felt to this very day.

The giant Kabbalist Rav Yehudah Ashlag, Baal HaSulam, appeared in the beginning of the 20th century. He wrote a commentary on The Book of Zohar and wrote a very serious work The Study of the Ten Sefirot, which consists of six volumes. In this way, a new push was given to the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah. All of the followers of the Ari, and there have been thousands, wrote that the time had come when it was necessary to publicize, disseminate, and teach the wisdom of Kabbalah to the masses.
From a Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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There Is No Other Method!

laitman_282_02Question: Can we say that today’s generation cannot attain spirituality without Rabash’s method?

Answer: That’s true, there is no other method today. Religion and any other method of spiritual studies no longer work and are confined to various rituals.

Comment: But there are those who may disagree with you and say that there are other methods like the method of Ramchal, the Baal Shem Tov, and others.

Answer: People can say that, but unfortunately there are no methods today for attaining spirituality. In the past Kabbalists created them through their internality and adapted them for themselves.

Baal Shem Tov taught Kabbalists, but did not actually leave anything behind. He had many students who wrote down his recommendations and developed them in different directions, and thus many streams of Hasidic Judaism emerged.

But the study method of the Baal Shem Tov is not an accurate Kabbalistic method and cannot be used today. I declare this taking full responsibility. This method is very close to Baal HaSulam because he was also among Hasidim in his days, but today it is not acceptable.

Baal Shem Tov and Ramchal were great Kabbalists, but they did not leave an accurate written method behind like Baal HaSulam and Rabash did; they collected, summed up, and prepared everything for our times and our generation.

Therefore, it is a pity to waste our time and our life in search for something else. There is no other method for us today.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/7/16

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Hundreds Of Circles, Thousands Of Melted Hearts

laitman_938_03In the News (JPost): “’Each and every one of us has the responsibility to act toward a mutual guarantee to save the rare fabric that our people have.’

“‘I am whole because of the unity of the people,’ said Capt. Ziv Shilon, who lost his arm in a Hamas terrorist attack near the Gaza border in 2012.

“He made these comments at a rally on Saturday night in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, where a couple of thousand gathered to project unity and call for an end to the divisiveness plaguing Israeli society in the wake of Sgt. Elor Azaria’s manslaughter conviction. …

“Late Thursday night, Shilon, who has been an inspiration to many Israelis due to his optimism in the face of great adversity, took to Facebook to decry the ‘hate’ which has divided the nation.

“’I feel that our people are divided, hurt, hateful, disappointed, discouraged,’ he wrote.”

Question: Ziv appealed to anyone, who wants to show their commitment to unity and solidarity to gather on the square in the evening. Thousands of people responded to the call. The Arvut movement took part in the rally and organized hundreds of round tables. How important do you see this action?

Answer: Of course, it was a very important event. After all, the people of Israel were created from a group selected by Abraham from all the inhabitants of ancient Babylon, that is, of the entire human civilization at that time, 3,500 years ago. This group was dedicated to connection as their ideology. Fifteen hundred years before the destruction of the Temple they were able to live in unity as much as possible.

But then this union collapsed and they fell into egoistic desires, in which we are to this day. The sense of the upper reality, perceived only through the forces of bestowal and the desire to connect, disappeared from our senses and from our lives. We must renew and awaken this feeling. Every day the world and each of us need it more and more.

Therefore, everything directed to the connection is very important to us. This is the mission of the Bnei Baruch organization. We want to be the link that unites people and leads to unity, bringing the correct form of connection to the people.

Unfortunately, there are many methods that just confuse people. We want to bring the correct method of connection described by Baal HaSulam. Initially, we all are egoists and are unable to unite. No attempt will succeed, as can be seen from the entire path traversed by humanity. The only way is to attract the positive force of unity hidden in nature, so that it will dress in us and implement our connection.

We all bicker with each other like quarrelsome children. Yet this force, like a cloud, suddenly descends upon us and gives us the opportunity to think well of each other and to treat each other kindly. Suddenly everybody calms down and sees each other as friends that are worthy of our friendship.

Such a force exists in nature; we just need to awaken it. It is possible through certain actions of connection. This is not a simple connection as has been attempted many times in the world. In order to attract this special force that can unite us, we need a special method. And this method exists! It is called the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The method of Kabbalah or the method of connection can attract the positive force of nature that will dwell within us. It is absolutely necessary nowadays. Judging by the demonstration that took place at Rabin Square on January 7th and what caused it, we can see how urgently it is needed.

Only by attracting the Reforming Light, the positive force of connection that neutralizes the negative effect of our egoism, can we advance to a good future. Otherwise, our state can become very dangerous, threatening the very existence of the people of Israel. Therefore, it is important to hold such events and organize roundtables that allow a person to feel that it is possible to realize the connection, possible to sit together in a circle and unite.

I would put people from the opposing sides, right and left, together in a circle so that they would try to talk about something that they have in common rather than their differences, “How can we reach unity? Is it possible? What forces do we need? What kind of future awaits us if we don’t reach unity?”

A person must consistently go through the entire path and find the answer. This isn’t simple; after all, the people of Israel are called “stiff-necked” for a reason. But we have to work on it because our good future depends only on it. This is our only hope.

Comment: In the evening at the square, I met two young men from the United States who come to Israel for the seventeenth time. After sitting in a circle they said that they always wanted to see exactly such an Israel, and this is the first time their dream finally came true. That is what they were looking for every time they came to Israel.

During the evening many people spoke about the same thing, wondering how they had never heard of the Arvut movement and roundtables, which provide the unusual experience of warmth and the feeling of unity. Many thanks to all the participants of the Arvut movement who gathered for the meeting from across the country and organized circles in order to melt and connect the hearts of the people of Israel.
From the 3d part of Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/8/17, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Kabbalah And The Development Of Society

laitman_231_03Comment: I came to the wisdom of Kabbalah via Freemasonry. I was interested in its history and gradually everything related to Freemasonry came down to the wisdom of Kabbalah for me.

From an evolutionary perspective there was a breakthrough in human development when the Kabbalists met the Templars: the invention of the banking system, medical advancements, etc., which can be regarded as evolution on the level of the speaking, including fighting wars.

Then came the next phase, the 13th century in which Europe was not developed, then the 15th century when it reached unprecedented heights. Then there was the fast development of the US in the span of 200 years, which is hard to grasp. This is a purely Kabbalistic project whether we admit it or not.

Answer: This is a true account of human history, but the problem is that during these periods the wisdom of Kabbalah went along with man’s egoism, pushing and developing and helping him like a mother who teaches her small child. Therefore, our development was in the direction needed for man’s understanding.

Now, however, we have reached the next phase that is opposite from our nature. It isn’t about the establishment of the banking system and profit making, or the development of industry and making society more egoistic, closed, and intricate, but rather about a different humanity, a different kind of communication.

This is why we have to get closer to others not in order to benefit from them but to lower our ego a bit and give in to it. Then a system of mutual consent will be created, and this is already a totally different approach, a different method.
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The Integral System, The Fate Of Humanity

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Answer: There is no contradiction. Since we are all egoists and were created by the egoistic force, we all have to reach a state of balance by revealing the positive force between us. This refers to grownups, children, men, women—everyone.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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