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The Secret Of The Hebrew Alphabet Revealed

Laitman_151In the News (ScienceNews): “The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed on stone slabs at several Egyptian sites, was an early form of Hebrew, a controversial new analysis concludes.

“Israelites living in Egypt transformed that civilization’s hieroglyphics into Hebrew 1.0 more than 3,800 years ago, at a time when the Old Testament describes Jews living in Egypt, says archaeologist and epigrapher Douglas Petrovich of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. Hebrew speakers seeking a way to communicate in writing with other Egyptian Jews simplified the pharaohs’ complex hieroglyphic writing system into 22 alphabetic letters, Petrovich proposed on November 17 at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.”

My Comment: A mistake is concealed here.

The Jews didn’t borrow anything from anyone because the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are derived from the spiritual structure of three levels (Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut) of the upper world that influence us. So humanity began to realize them subconsciously. The Hebrew alphabet comes from Adam, who discovered them 5,777 years ago and used them himself. So in any case, humanity will have to reconsider archaeology, paleontology, and everything else, and will then agree that everything comes from there.

If there were any records before then, as far as it seems, these were notes and symbols, but an alphabet by which we connect a collection of images into a meaningful word and create a sentence from the words, meaning a completed thought on a particular subject that even after generations can be transmitted, something like this didn’t exist anywhere. This is only because the Jews had a connection with the upper world and specifically took the terms and the method from there.

In other words, there are three levels between us and the upper world that are filled with a particular collection of forces that become the letters in our world.

Each spiritual force is a letter. We get a word by connecting them together and by connecting words, we get a thought.

Question: Did all signs and hieroglyphs appear after these letters?

Answer: Certainly. The Hebrew letters are the foundation of written languages, including Chinese and Japanese.

Question: Why do we have no way of proving this?

Answer: Why should we prove it? Humanity is searching in its own way based on excavations, motivations, opinions, and theories. But this was written in our books thousands of years ago. Nobody wants to pay attention to this because it contradicts the Christian and Muslim approach. So it is preferable that we remain quietly on the side.

The different languages, the alphabet, and everything else came from ancient Babylon and this reached ancient Babylon from Adam.

Horizontal and vertical lines and other elements of the letters are derived from those forces that we try to symbolize, because each letter is a symbol of a particular spiritual expression, of a particular spiritual form, of a force, and so forth. They are like a seal. So there are 22 such seals, which are absolutely sufficient for conveying the higher spiritual characteristics of Bina and the lower spiritual characteristics of Malchut.

Nothing more or less is required. That is how the letters must be conveyed. However, there have been permutations, their replacement. In general, this is a deep, complex system, because everything is found in the letters.

So in this way, the secret of the letters, their combinations, their formation, and their development is still waiting to be discovered. There are laws according to which it is impossible to modify anything in the Hebrew alphabet. It is impossible to change even one letter, even one line, font, or embellishment. Everything about the calligraphy must be preserved.

In computer programs, we find twenty thousand different fonts. This has no connection to truth. There exists only one font called “Ktav sofer – scribal writing” through which everything is presented in the Torah, because there the precise graphic form expresses the inner content of the force in the letter.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/14/16

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First Impressions Of Kabbalah

laitman_527_07Question: I am a new student. When I listen to you, your words sound like a fresh mountain stream. But when I look at a thick book, it becomes scary. What should I do?

Answer: When I began to search for Kabbalistic sources, I ran around to all the shops and could not find anything. Then, suddenly, I came to a place where I found all the books about the wisdom of Kabbalah: Talmud Eser Sefirot, all of the volumes of The Book of Zohar, the writings of Ramchal, and others.

I immediately bought everything because they were nowhere else to be found. To acquire the collection of the writings of the Ari, I specifically went to a small suburb of Tel Aviv, went to the front garden, and knocked on the gate. An old woman came out to me who, after learning what I wanted, said, “I will look to see if there’s something left.” I asked for two sets of the fifteen volumes of the writings of the Ari, but she only handed me one.

She was the wife of a Kabbalist who, during his lifetime, published books, and he probably left her with a large storeroom after his death. That is how it was possible to get the writings of the Kabbalists.

When I brought these books home and began to read, it was like a bolt from the blue; they affected me so passionately. These were my very first impressions. After that, when you become familiar with the wisdom of Kabbalah, you feel how infinitely good it is and that it wishes to reveal the eternity, serenity, and goodness of creation to you.

Question: Did you understand anything from the writings of the Ari when you opened them?

Answer: In fact, at that time, I didn’t know how to read Hebrew. I had a local friend my same age who read them aloud, and I sat next to him and listened. Although I didn’t understand anything, I sensed that this was the most important thing.

I memorized what I heard, and somehow compared it within myself. Different kinds of pictures were born in my thoughts. I experienced all kinds of emotions, something incomprehensible. So, over four or five years, everything was read, and when I came to Rabash, it all instantly took on a completely different form.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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ISIS Executes A Hundred-Year-Old Sufi Sheikh

Laitman_153In the News (Al Arabiya): “Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis – ISIS-affiliated extremist group in Egypt – has released images purporting to show the execution of a 100-year-old man.

“The group, who rebranded as ISIS-Sinai when they pledged allegiance to the extremist group holding swathes of Iraq and Syria, killed Sheikh Sulaiman Abu Haraz after kidnapping him earlier.

“Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi clerics and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city under gun point.”

My Comment: Sufism is Islamic Kabbalah. They live their lives in exile from their nations because they are hated, similar to the attitude toward Kabbalists in Judaism. Likewise, Sufism calls for everyone to achieve unity through limitless love, as a fundamental principle for all of humanity.
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Liberation

Dr. Michael LaitmanThere are two approaches to life. The first approach is to devote most of our attention to this world, getting as much pleasure out of it as possible. This is why humanity conquers space and explores the depths of an atom. All this is work with the matter.

But the wisdom of Kabbalah says that instead of flying to distant stars we need to delve into the depth of a human being. The world is uncovered within us, we see the world within ourselves. A person perceives the reality with his consciousness and therefore, by changing it he changes the reality.

Reality is a reflection of our inner qualities. By correcting our inner qualities, we begin to see the spiritual world. And by returning to our original egoistic characteristics, we see this world.

That is why even in relation to the Torah there are two approaches. There are those who observe the commandments of the Torah only in their actions, thinking that the Torah describes external observance. And that is why such Torah is called external, because it is observed only through physical actions and words. But there are people called Kabbalists who believe that following the Torah is an internal action, carried out by changing human nature.

By working in the group according to the method of Kabbalah and attracting the Light that Reforms, a person begins to fulfill the Torah and the commandments not only with hands, legs, and words, but through the desire that is corrected with the help of the Light and divided into 613 parts. And this why it is said, “the opinion of the Torah is opposite to the opinion of the masses.”

The external approach is also associated with the study of nature by regular sciences, the aspiration to explore the depths of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels, and to transform the world by changing nature and governments externally. 

In contrast, the wisdom of Kabbalah says that if the world is the result of our perception, then it is necessary to correct only our perception, our inner qualities. Only in this manner can we change the world, humanity, man, and all of reality to such an extent that we will begin to experience the world as eternal, perfect, and limitless.

For this reason the opinion of the masses differs from that of the Torah, and there is nothing that can be done about this, it is not possible to bring them together. Little by little the upper Light operates on humanity, advancing it toward the need to acknowledge the truth and realize that all of reality exists within. There is nothing outside of us, everything is perceived within our awareness.

The passage from the general world-view, accepted by all humanity that perceives the world as external to them, to the world as a product of perception within human awareness, is called liberation. The eyes of the masses will open and they will begin to approach the truth.

Then the wisdom of Kabbalah will be revealed not only to specific individuals, but to all, and it will explain to all of humanity its mission and the purpose of man in this reality.

Everyone will realize that our world is not this planet Earth, where we are destined to be born and die, but that it is a small stop-over station, a starting point, from which we have to begin to develop further.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/30/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Daat Baalei Baitam Hafuha Midaat Torah (The Mind of the Landlords Is Opposed to the Reason of the Torah)”

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How Can We Understand That We Are On The Right Track?

Laitman_165Question: How is it possible to understand that you are on the right track and will achieve spiritual perfection in the future? Are there any signs of this?

Answer: To do this you need a teacher, books, a group, and persistence with the lessons. You can then be sure that you are on the right track and will achieve the goal.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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The Code Of The Torah

Laitman_137Question: If the code of the Torah is similar to a computer code, shouldn’t there be some device where it could be compiled and run? How do we activate this code?

Answer: We don’t activate it. This code is already operating. It has its own internal mechanism, the Light, that drives it. The question is how can we adapt to this action so that it will manage us. To do this, we must become Kabbalists.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that there is a code before us, a flowing river of information. If a person wants to enter it and swim along with it, he must prepare himself, enter it carefully, and then gradually swim to the center of the river and find himself within the eternal flow.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16

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New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah

New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Why are we commanded to put a Mezuzah on our doorpost? What is the special protection that it provides and what is the purpose of keeping Mitzvot (the commandments) in our life?

Jewish customs, the Mitzvot, are in a structure of a branch and root. They are only the signs of the upper spiritual roots. Abraham broke the statues of the idols in order to show the Babylonians that there are no corporeal means that can protect a person. All the Jewish customs are meant to remind us to be in contact with the upper force through love of others.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah,” 1/26/17

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How Can You Find A Teacher?

laitman_591Question: I really want to have a teacher. Does the teacher arrive when the student is ready? How can I find him?

Answer: It will gradually be revealed to you.

I advise anyone who wants to develop spiritually to start studying regularly on the Internet. We have a serious well-organized system. Study, simply start and you will advance. And after come to our convention.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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The Spiritual Roots Of Planets

laitman_746_02Question: What are the spiritual roots of the sun, moon, and Earth?

Answer: The moon is part of the Earth that must be outside of it to balance it. The wisdom of Kabbalah describes the nature of the planets and how the phases of the moon and the sun are related to us.

The Earth is between the moon and the sun, and if there were no moon, life on Earth would be impossible. We need this satellite, even science says so. From a Kabbalistic point of view, the sun corresponds to the Sefira of Keter, the moon corresponds to the Sefira of Bina, and the Earth corresponds to the Sefira of Malchut. The result is a triad: Keter, Bina, and Malchut.

Question: Is it possible to say that its own spiritual force operates on each planet and that it is specifically the spiritual root and not the astronomical body that influences people?

Answer: That is without a doubt! That is absolutely right!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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The Path Of The Soul And Corporeal Life

Laitman_725.jpgQuestion: The path of the soul is the opposite of what we do in our world. A problem arises: the values of our world seem to be depreciating, but we must live and we must solve problems precisely according to the principles of our world. It is very difficult to switch. What would you suggest?

Answer: As you study Kabbalah, you will see that everything that exists in our world helps us and directs us toward attainment of the higher spiritual goal, so that you, while still in this world, will discover the upper world, the soul, and will begin to feel you exist in an eternal and perfect space.

Therefore, I advise you to continue, despite any problems. And most importantly, if you want to advance, you should be with us in our daily Kabbalah lessons at least one of the three hours of the lesson. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in real time; you can study the lessons from the recordings. These lessons give a person the same amount of higher energy that is necessary for the development of the soul from that point of asking about the meaning of life.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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