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Help Create A Family

laitman_622_02Question: Is correction possible with asceticism and isolation? If not, then why is this so widespread?

Answer: This is widespread because people are used to this form of life. In ancient times, they behaved this way to allegedly “kill” the flesh. But this does not correspond  to Kabbalistic principles.

The mortification of the flesh doesn’t come from and has nothing to do with Kabbalah. Therefore, according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, one must not remain single.

We need to help single people organize their lives. By the way, helping to establish a family is a great Mitzvah (commandment). Therefore, the friends in a group, especially women, should help each other to create families.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/4/16

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Discovering Ein Sof

laitman_222_0Question: Does the wisdom of Kabbalah help a person to be creative?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah develops a person, even though it seems to us that it limits him. He simply sinks deeper into himself, and so it seems to us that he is apparently limited. He locks onto something specific and aims toward one thing.

The wisdom of Kabbalah prepares a person for a breakthrough to the spiritual world, and after the breakthrough, Ein Sof (Infinity) is revealed to him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16

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The Dualism Of Nature

laitman_562_02Question: There are many examples in physics that verify the fact that our nature is dual. It is the division of matter into material and energy particles, or in other words, into fermions and bosons.

All the objects and phenomena in our world are either binary or dual, and two forces are observed in every phenomenon.

All of the systems that physicists study are either absolutely balanced or aspire for balance. The two forces in the system must complement and balance each other in order to reach a balanced state.

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the world is also basically divided into two opposite forces—the force that bestows and the force that receives—and everything that happens is only the expression of the different variations of the relationship between them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/25/16

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It Is Impossible To Survive Alone

laitman_543_01In the News (MedPulse): “A person, by evolution itself, is not programmed to survive alone. Therefore, we tend to imitate the most, and our health and well-being are directly affected by the presence or absence of social ties. …

“Employees of the University of Texas found that sick people who support friends or relatives recover faster and spend less time in the hospital after admission.

“Experts studied data of more than 119 thousand patients who were in rehab after injury, stroke, and various operations.

“It was found that those patients who were surrounded by the attention of family and friends needed less time to recover. Apparently, the positive emotion from communication has beneficial effects on health.

“Tolerance of pain is associated with the number of friends.

“In the journal Scientific Reports, the results of scientific studies were published [showing] people with many social ties seem to tolerate pain, more so than less ‘socialized’ individuals.”

My Comment: The science of Kabbalah spoke many years ago about the influence of the environment, mutual connection, and unity as the foundation of nature. Now in the 21st century scientists are finally coming to this. It is difficult for scientists to feel Kabbalah as a science. Only a person with a “point in the heart” is capable of that, someone with a special longing, which depends upon the structure of his soul.

I remember giving a lecture at the University of Miami to 2,000 students, after which I talked with 70 or 80 professors. I explained the main laws of Kabbalah to them. They nodded in agreement and said: “Yes, that is very interesting, so it is here with us too,” and we parted as friends.

I don’t blame them at all, because a person is given a longing for something, like a longing for music. Either he has this desire or he doesn’t.

For example, I have perfect pitch, but I never had a desire to study music seriously for ten hours a day. So the fact that I have perfect pitch doesn’t mean anything.

So it is in Kabbalah. If people have a point in the heart, they will come to study because they feel that there is something interesting here. After that, many of them see the abyss of work that they must do on themselves, and leave.

Question: What does this mean? After all, they have a point in the heart.

Answer: There is a Reshimo de Hitlabshut (information about the Light) and a Reshimo de Aviut (information about the desire). A Reshimo (reminiscence), which shines to a person, pulls him forward, and what he needs to sacrifice for this need is no longer in him.

Therefore, we are waiting for people who are oppressed by the meaninglessness of life. I’m waiting for such a person.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 10/10/16

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The Basic Law Of The Spiritual World

laitman_232_06Question: What is the mechanism for discovering the law of equivalence of form (similarity of properties) in nature?

Answer: The law of equivalence of form operates on all levels, but we don’t recognize that it is operating everywhere. If you and I have the same characteristics, we are close to each other, we understand each other. It is possible to describe this with physical bodies and also chemical elements.

However, the law of equivalence of form does not describe nature in our world because as a general rule, such objects (plus plus) reject each other, but it describes nature in spiritual space, what happens according to the degree of similarity of internal characteristics, not the physical.

In spirituality, there is only the getting closer and the distancing of objects according to the degree of similarity or difference of characteristics. This is the basic law of behavior in spiritual space.

Due to the power of this law, in our world we cannot discern characteristics that are not found in us. A person can see only what is in him. For example, a cruel person will not see kindness and mercy in others because to do this there must be a similarity of characteristics.

This is the reason that we don’t perceive the Creator as good that does good unless we are like that ourselves. The Creator is revealed only as a bounty of good and warmth, which are absent in us.

Question: Should this be accepted as an axiom or must one believe in the law?

Answer: At present, you should accept this as an axiom so that it will be used as the basis for what we do.

Through the Kabbalistic method, we gradually create a new sense. This sense will be somewhat similar to the characteristics of the Creator, and then we begin to discover Him within us to the degree of our similarity and equivalence with Him, until we attain Him fully.

Question: Is this the reason that it is so difficult for people to understand a Kabbalist?

Answer: In fact, it is impossible to understand a Kabbalist. Even a Kabbalist cannot understand another Kabbalist who is on a higher level because he is always limited only by the set of spiritual characteristics that are already created within him and he is ready to feel.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/25/16

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An Illusion Or A Taste Of Spiritual Experience?

Laitman_065Question: When I am immersed in reading The Book of Zohar I feel very powerful waves of emotions. Is this a corporeal illusion or a taste of spiritual experience?

Answer: If you study the wisdom of Kabbalah, listen to or watch the lessons, you are undoubtedly participating in the process of self-correction. This is the reason that you feel the buds of spirituality.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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What Happens In The Upper Worlds?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: As a Kabbalist, can you tell us what happens in the upper worlds?

Answer: To do that you must study, because it is impossible to explain the entire system of creation in a few words.

This is a very complex system. It explains how the higher energy built our universe, the planet Earth, us, and how we are moving in a gradual manner from the lowest world to the attainment of the higher worlds, how we are changed, and according to our changes, how we attain the upper world more and more.

Moreover, our attainment is built on greater and greater unity. The stronger our unity is beyond the ego, the clearer our feeling of the upper world is.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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Kabbalah Does Not Predict Anything

Laitman_065Question: Is The Book of Zohar considered to be prophecy? After all, it describes the future.

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t predict anything. It teaches a person how to achieve spiritual levels. When a person achieves this, everything that could apparently be called a prophecy becomes reality for him. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how it is possible to advance and live in another dimension now.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Knowing Where To Step

laitman_760_2Question: A person who lives wisely needs to know how to take the next step so as not to fail or to fall. A person living in the corporeal world follows his heart and no matter where he goes, his next step is always on solid ground. What about Kabbalists?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is meant only to give a person the opportunity to where to take his next step and how to advance as quickly as possible.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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An Eye For An Eye, And Where Is The Love?

laitman_558Question from Facebook: What is the meaning of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?”

Answer: It means that we have to establish the correct relations between people at the level of nature, on the egoistic level.

On the one hand, we should not take anything into account besides equality, when the force of action causes an equal force of opposition.

On the other hand, if all the people in the world opposed each other, then there is an understanding that the system of connection should be higher than their nature.

The wisdom of Kabbalah helps a person acquire the attribute of connection above egoism. It is called “faith above reason” or “love will cover all transgressions.” Love doesn’t erase anything. We see all the pollution and all the problems between us and to what extent each is opposed to others and how different each one is from the other, which is given to us from nature! But by making efforts together, we build a bridge of a totally different type of connection above everything, understanding who we are.

The wisdom of Kabbalah offers us a method called the “middle line,” which helps us do this. If we think about the world, about a normal life, and about good mutual relations between us, we can attain that only by this method.
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