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Sex Is Important

laitman_543_02Question from Facebook: Why are people so interested in sex and in the mutual relations between the two sexes? It seems that this is the only thing people are interested in.

Answer: They say that love and hunger make the world go round. If hunger no longer manages the world because there is actually enough food for everyone, what is left which can fill a person is love.

A person’s desire is to enjoy. It is the essences of his existence. This is how we are programmed. If we could turn off this program inside us, the world would be totally different. Radio, TV, sports, arts, science, everything would be totally different.

Sex is a person’s greatest desire. We cannot even imagine how everything that we do is actually subconsciously sex-oriented. Everything that we do stems from our internal sexual inclination. It is the basis of our behavior.

What is more, it isn’t about the kind of sex that we understand as corporeal coupling but about a yearning for a filling by something that is opposite from me, just like a plus yearns for a minus. All of a person’s thoughts are absolutely sexually directed.

What do we mean by sex? On the one hand there is the desire, the need (even in food), and, on the other hand, the filling. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, sex is referred to as Zivug de Hakaa (mating).

So it all depends on the level at which we examine this concept. On the physiological level of the corporeal bodies, we call it sex; whereas, on the lower level of the still or vegetative nature or the higher level of spirituality, it is called coupling.

If a person who knows nothing about the wisdom of Kabbalah begins to read Kabbalah books, he comes across many sexual concepts such as: coupling, upper kiss, lower kiss, practically the Kama Sutra.

It is actually because sex is at the basis of our desire that the wisdom of Kabbalah refers to it in such direct, very accurate, and correct language. If you wish to read a good sexual novel, you can read the The Study of the Ten Sefirot.
[200426]
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/28/16

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Kabbalistic Texts Are Multilayered

laitman_209Comment: In the past you have said that there are states in which a person looks at the letters in a text and they suddenly begin to disappear.

My Response: This is a phenomenon that happens when a person begins to be shaped by a particular emotion. This is a sign of emotional expression; the emotion itself having no form. So the letters that made it possible for you to describe something as emotions begin to disappear and you no longer see them.

It could also be the other way around, when a person who is reading a Kabbalistic book can suddenly see additional words appear that are not written in the text. These are not miracles because the texts that are written by Kabbalists are multilayered. If you are lucky and achieve a level like this, you will see many additional words that arose in the thoughts of the author.
[199933]
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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Where Does The Language Of Kabbalah Come From?

laitman_233Question: Words like “Keter, Hochma, Zeir Anpin,” etc, do not exist in nature, so where does the language of Kabbalah come from?

Answer: Such words are not used in everyday life because there are no Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut in our earthly nature.

The language of Kabbalah stems from the essence of objects that exist in the spiritual world.

The language that exists in the upper world doesn’t fully descend into our world because, on the one hand, there are many more spiritual objects there than their revelations in our world. On the other hand, there are more and more artificial objects in our world, which are manmade that we give names to.

The word “telephone,” for example, in Hebrew is “Sah Rahok,” (Sah, Shihan – conversation, Rahok – remote) distance speaking, which means that it is means for distance conversation, but this word has not been accepted, just like many other words, because the names of many objects come to us from the West, from the world where they appeared.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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Can Letters Program Our Fate?

laitman_526Question: Can letters or combinations of letters program our destiny and life and carry strength?

Answer: The letters themselves cannot do anything. Writing letters on paper has no effect on anything. Any so-called “holy letters” that people kiss, put under their pillows or on their foreheads, or meditate with have only a psychological effect of a person supporting himself with his own intention.

This helps him to a certain degree, but has no meaning other than that.
[199930]
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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Miracles Don’t Happen

Laitman_632_2Question: Can a Kabbalist insert power and pass it through a corporeal object?

Answer: There are no miracles in nature. All the actions that Kabbalists perform, which we read about in Kabbalah books, are only actions in the upper world. In our world there are only physical laws that operate and nothing else! Therefore, don’t invent any miracles, and there have never been any.

Don’t translate the spiritual language into corporeal language according to concepts that you seemingly understand, like bread and water, for example, are the attribute of Hassadim. It is better to immediately begin to study how to penetrate the right structure of the language, which is only about your attributes, about bestowal, receiving, and how to be more connected with each other in order to discover what the book says.

Not one word in the sources refers to our world, because this world is all that we feel in our ego! If the ego did not exist, we wouldn’t feel this world. When we correct ourselves, we begin to feel our world in attributes, actions, and mutual altruistic relations, and then we also easily understand the Kabbalsitic language. Our world and its physical laws exist as long as we are in our egoism. When there is no ego, this world will disappear.

The only miracle in our world is when a person ceases to care about himself and begins to care about others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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Hebrew, A Language That Descended From The Light

Laitman_631_3Question: Hebrew is written from right to left, whereas most languages are written from left to right. What is the reason for that?

Answer: In nature everything comes from the source of goodness, from the Creator, from the Light that descends from Him, from the right line. Therefore, this is the attribute of the Hebrew language so this is how it is used.

Other languages do not stem from the Light but from a desire of egoism, and so they are written from left to right.
[199633]
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/27/16

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The Forces Are What Operate And Not The Sounds

laitman_934Question: The language of the Light of Torah penetrates through all the worlds. Does the language of people only create vibration in this world?

Answer: Certainly. You can shout, curse, sing nice songs, or pray, do anything that you want. There is no significance to this; nothing influences the Creator.

You can be heard only when your desires are selflessly directed toward good through your friends‘ “spiritual weapons” directly to the Creator.

This is a language of sensations, a language of friendship, connection, love, and unity. It is not even necessary to clothe it in words and express it; it operates even this way. After all, the forces are what operate, not sound waves.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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The Wisdom Of Kabbalah In Russian

laitman_262Question: Is there a translation of the language of Kabbalah to Russian?

Answer: Yes. There are a variety of texts on our Kabbalah website, translated word for word, and also dictionaries in Russian and Hebrew. Interestingly, the Kabbalistic literature is mainly in Russian. I believe that the major force of people who truly aspire for and focus on the upper goal, on the upper world, are Russian speakers.

Question: Is it possible to break through to the spiritual feeling by using Russian?

Answer: Not through Russian, but when studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, even in Russian it is possible.

Question: Did Baal HaSulam know Russian?

Answer: He didn’t write in Russian, but he did know and understand it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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The Amazing Power Of The Book Of Zohar

Laitman_065Question: When reading The Book of Zohar, how can I avoid imagining all kinds of pictures to myself if this book is like a beautiful fairy tale for my ego?

Answer: I am very happy that The Book of Zohar gives you so much pleasure and you find it relaxing.

Indeed, this book was written in a special language. There is incredible power in it. When you read it, you feel infinite goodness, a sweet feeling of tremendous power that helps you, envelops you, leads you forward, supports and cares for you. Precisely because of this, The Book of Zohar is a great book.

Even if you read it in translation, you will begin to feel it contains a higher goodness. That is why it influences people so strongly.

Comment: Baal HaSulam wrote that one should begin studying the wisdom of Kabbalah specifically in Kabbalistic language because concepts like Keter, Hochma, Bina, and so forth do not awaken materialistic associations in people. But against our will, when we read The Book of Zohar, all kinds of images appear in our head.

My Response: Even if all kinds of images appear when reading The Book of Zohar, I still recommend reading it anyway.

Everything will gradually work itself out. When reading, you find yourself embraced by an immense good force that knows how to work with you. You don’t need to direct yourself toward it, say the right things, hide anything, or pretend something…relax like a baby in his mother’s arms.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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The Uniqueness Of the Language Of Legends

laitman_248_02Question: Why does Baal HaSulam recommend to start studying the spiritual worlds specifically through the language of the wisdom of Kabbalah and not through the language of Torah, stories (legends), and others?

Answer: It is because those languages are inaccurate, allegorical.

Question: How must one relate to reading a text in the language of legends if there are always physical images, the crossing of the sea with Moses in the lead?

Answer: This is a problem. I believe that it is preferable not to read texts like these. Likewise, seeing movies like these is strictly forbidden because they lead us away from the right spiritual actions.

Question: In the article, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence,” Baal HaSulam teaches that the advantage of the language of the wisdom of Kabbalah is that it doesn’t confuse a person because worldly associations don’t appear in us at all, whereas, when reading the text in other languages, an entire “Hollywood movie” pops up in one’s head. Do those who have been studying the wisdom of Kabbalah for a long time have an antidote for content of this type?

Answer: In any case, without a choice, even if it is not clear, all kinds of physical images appear even for them. If they read: “Angels (particular forces) came to Abraham (a particular Kli),” in any case, they will even partially materialize this image. For the meantime, this is problematic.

Question: Is there something in the language of legends that is missing in other languages?

Answer: Feelings, the language of legends can convey countless shades of feelings. We will begin to grasp and translate these feelings within us in a correct way only when we are in spiritual attainment, then this language will receive the right “form” within us, within precise sensations.

Question: What is the uniqueness of the laws of language?

Answer: Language laws are very strict and precise. They fully transmit how every branch in our world matches its root in the spiritual world; they provide minute details about everything. But for people who have not attained the upper world, it is very difficult to connect this to particular spiritual actions, only to physical actions. In the Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Baal HaSulam writes that the most active, highest, and universal language is the language of the wisdom of Kabbalah. It doesn’t use images from our world, neither emotional nor theoretical images like in the language of legends, nor details about our world like the language of laws. It is a language of direct interrelationships between spiritual objects.
[198944]
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/1

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