Entries in the 'Language of Branches' Category

The Two Forces Of Creation

Laitman_630_1Question: If we take any letter from the Hebrew alphabet, are its components a point and two lines? Are there no other forms?

Answer: A point and horizontal and vertical lines create a wide variety of combinations between the two forces that create everything that we can see, feel, grasp, and sense, everything that exists, not only in our world, but in all the worlds.

Question: Did the First Man (Adam HaRishon) feel the horizontal force as the power of bestowal and the vertical force as the power of reception, meaning, did he feel these two forces within himself?

Answer: Certainly, and therefore he discovered them. Nothing exists in the world except for these two forces. Plus and minus, electron and positron, and everything else, these are derived from the same two forces.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

The Creator Is On The Right

laitman_212Question from Facebook: Why is Hebrew written from right to left?

Answer: The right line represents wholeness in the system of the upper leadership, whereas the left line is the opposite, full of deficiencies, problems, and corruptions. This is the reason that everything begins from the right side toward the left side.  The Creator is on the right.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/17

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Hebrew And Aramaic

laitman_562_02Question: Why was The Book of Zohar written in Aramaic?

Answer: Aramaic is parallel to Hebrew. These are the two most ancient languages in the world, which also have the same alphabet. When we describe and present the attributes of the Light, they are described in Hebrew, and when we describe and present the attributes of the vessel (the desire) they are described in Aramaic.

The two languages complement each other because when we study the spiritual world, the desire and the Light are two completely different, opposite categories, distant from each other. Therefore, we usually use these two languages in order to indicate these differences, and this is how they have always been revealed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Letters And Sefirot

laitman_923Question: Why do the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet begin from the level of Bina?

Answer: Bina operates until its middle under the influence of Keter, and from its middle onward it wants to resemble Keter, so it develops everything by itself.

It receives the attributes to bestow from Keter and in order to implement them and to resemble Keter, it begins to bestow unto the lower, just like Keter.

Because nine Sefirot descend from Keter, the first nine letters develop from Bina, (nine Sefirot the last part of Bina).

The next nine Sefirot belong to Zeir Anpin.

The last four letters, Kof, Resh, Shin, and Taf belong to Malchut. All together there are 22 letters, 22 forms of bestowal of the upper force unto Malchut.

In Malchut there are five additional letters. These are special letters of the 22 letters which create their final forms in Malchut. All together there are 27 letters of the alphabet.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Recognition Of A Kabbalistic Text

laitman_209Question: Is every Kabbalist who takes a piece from a Kabbalistic text able to feel the author and recognize that the text was written by another Kabbalist?

Answer: No. It is necessary to be on a high level in order to do that. But in principle, according to the text, it is possible to understand immediately whether a person who attained the upper world, or at least had a connection to the upper world, wrote it, or whether it was just a person “from the street” talking.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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The Loved Letter

laitman_235Question: Which letter among the letters of the Hebrew alphabet pleases you most of all?

Answer: I think it is the letter “Hey.”

It is the fifth letter in the alphabet and it symbolizes the final Kli, which has been fully corrected, the soul that is ready to begin to absorb Light.

Other than that, Bina and Malchut are indicated by this letter, and together give the letter “Yod,” and it is the tenth.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Can You Learn Hebrew Through Spiritual Attainment?

Laitman_522_01Question: If a Kabbalah student attains the spiritual worlds, will he automatically know Hebrew?

Answer: This is not a simple question. It depends on the level of a person’s attainment.

If he attains Kabbalah at the highest level, he will definitely know Hebrew, and this language will become the most native internal language for him. With his inner sight, he will see a combination of positive and negative forces that draw letters for him, which he will feel and hear. He will master Hebrew perfectly.

Many years ago, I received a letter from Siberia that was sent to me through many people from a person who was in jail there. Without knowing any Hebrew, he suddenly started to write in this language. When I showed this letter to Rabash he said, “This person experienced great suffering and as a result of it, Hebrew and the spiritual knowledge were revealed to him, which he described absolutely correctly and very highly.”

It is not a miracle, but an attainment. There are no miracles.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Why Does The Book Of Zohar Use Corporeal Images?

laitman_527_07Question: Why does The Book of Zohar use images like grass, rivers, crocodiles, etc.?

Answer: The Book of Zohar was written on the level of the upper world and uses its terminology. At the same time, it uses the terminology of our world, although it means to express the upper forces and spiritual attributes that yield the outcomes such as a table, chair, man, tree, sun, etc. This is called the language of the branches.

In addition, The Book of Zohar uses the language of Kabbalah. In the upper world where there are no worldly names and terms, The Book of Zohar uses the pure physical mathematical language of Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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What Language Did The Babylonians Speak?

laitman_933.jpgQuestion: What language did people in Babylon speak and write?

Answer: Babylonians spoke Aramaic. We use this language in Kabbalah along with Hebrew. Only those who attained the upper world spoke Hebrew because it is the language of light, and Aramaic is the language of the Kli (vessel), meaning desires that reveal the light.

Both languages are completely identical and at the same time completely opposite to each other. Let’s say “light” in Hebrew is “Ohr,” and night in Aramaic is “Orta.” That is, both languages use the same word but with completely opposite meaning.

Question: What language did Terach, Abraham’s father, speak?

Answer: Terach spoke Aramaic, and Abraham switched to Hebrew. They knew both languages.

As modern publications confirm, from these two ancient languages, which complement each other, a global script developed. After all, both languages are built on coincidence of two forces, bestowal and reception, plus and minus. Precisely from there came the horizontal and vertical elements of the letters that are the basis of the writing in any language.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Demons, Angels, And Miracles

Laitman_151Question: The Book of Zohar mentions demons, angels, and other miracles. It seems strange to me that Kabbalah is not mysticism. Would you explain what you mean by that?

Answer: The fact is that the Kabbalists used terms such as “satan,” “angel,” “demon,” and so on, to name physical forces of nature.

The positive and negative forces of nature are equivalent. Moreover, negative forces are in no way worse than positive forces, but in Hebrew, they are described in those terms, and therefore, Kabbalah uses them. It was written in Kabbalah 5,000 years ago when there was no Christianity nor Judaism.

The fact that people began to give the names of physical forces, forms, volumes, and add them to their lives as if placing them in our world is the imagination of a person; this is mysticism.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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