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Love For Love

laitman_527.02Question: Love is the strongest feeling and it is worth living for. What do you think about it?

Answer: I agree. It satisfies a person for a while.

Question: Does it mean that love cannot be an eternal meaning of life?

Answer: Of course not. Life ends and love ends. Hormones change and the object of love changes. Each person during a lifetime can have many such infatuations.

Question: Is love the greatest pleasure, above power, money, and so on?

Answer: It depends on the person. Some people like money, for others love for love prevails, which is love for hormones, some like music, and so on. It is a matter of the inner need of a person.

Question: Does a person want to be loved even more that he wants to love?

Answer: In our world, satisfying hormonal needs is called love. Everything begins and ends within a person himself. It is not about somebody external. If I have some kind of hormonal need in relation to this external one, then I am attracted to him, and if I do not have this need, then I am not attracted.

Therefore, love on the corporeal level has nothing to do with spirituality. In Kabbalah, the uppermost pleasure is the love for the Creator.

Question: If, according to Kabbalah, the meaning of life is in attaining the love for others, does it mean that love is the meaning of life?

Answer: No. The meaning of life is in attaining your root through love, that is, in attaining your maker. And this is achieved through the love for others, and from the love for others to the love for the Creator.

To love the Creator means to enjoy the fact that He fills you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/28/18

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Is One Who Needs Nothing Happy?

Laitman_036Question: Various methodologies claim, “Happy is the one who needs nothing.” Is that so?

Answer: In general, yes. On the corporeal level if I need nothing, if all my desires are above the material level, aimed at love and bestowal, outside of me, then this is surely happiness.

Question: Some methods level out our desires. If a person does that, would he be happy?

Answer: A person leveling his desires reduces himself to the level of inanimate creation.

If he does not resist, does not criticize, does not blame anyone or anything, he is happy, but this happiness is emotionless like a rock. In this way he protects himself from suffering as much as possible. However, being a part of the rest of humanity, he will not be able to avoid problems. They will still come through. Moreover, he will constantly feel the need to become something more.

Question: The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam writes that if a person made a calculation, looked at his life, and saw the amount of pain he felt versus the pleasure he experienced, he would immediately end his life. In other words, the amount of suffering is so much greater than the pleasure. Why is this calculation concealed from a person? We are all egoists. We are constantly calculating.

Answer: This is needed for the internal cumulative process so that we could accumulate multiple evils, bitterness, problems, depression, and come to such disillusionment in life that we would want to rise above it, not to end our lives, but to truly rise, to find the answer to why we suffer—for what?!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/17/17

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New Life #945 – The Meaning Of Life

New Life #945 – The Meaning Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Neither science nor religion has an answer to the question “What is the meaning of life? The wisdom of Kabbalah is a metascience [a science of science] that reveals the answer to this question. Every person is given the opportunity to attain the highest power in nature, the power that created and manages him. There is no need to believe in the existence of this higher power since it can be explored and discovered in truth. In this way, he attains the meaning of life and eternity.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #945 – The Meaning Of Life,” 1/9/18

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What Am I Living For?

Laitman_198Without the wisdom of Kabbalah, it is impossible to answer the question about the meaning of life. After all, we exist in the desire to enjoy, which is our entire nature, and so we always serve only it.

Our ego immediately answers the question “What am I living for?” with “To feel good in your desire to enjoy!,” i.e., inside your nature, not above it.

It turns out that my whole life is to guarantee my egoism’s fulfillment. That is, I serve my animalistic body. I do not exist above the animalistic level, but within it.

Only under the condition that I give my animalistic body the most necessary things, like to an ox, a donkey, or a horse so that they would serve us people, then I use my body for the needs of a person who is above the animalistic body. This means I scrutinize the question: “What am I living for?” Not the ox or donkey, but the person within me: What is the purpose of his life?

We then find out that life is not in the desire to enjoy, which lives and dies, but above it. It means that we should search for the meaning of life above egoism, where there is only the force that created the desire to enjoy: the Creator.

It turns out that the answer to the question about the meaning of life cannot be found inside oneself, in one’s animalistic body, but only in the examination of the force that created us and led us to this question. I must discover the Creator, and then I will understand what I am living for.

The attainment of the Creator takes place in 125 degrees. In each degree, we discover the Creator more and more, understanding what we are living for. When we complete all our corrections, that is, the entire attainment of the Creator, then we will uncover a complete answer to the question about the meaning of life.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/26/18, Lesson on Topic: “What Am I Living For?” (Prep for Convention 2018)

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What Is To Be Done If The World Has Lost Its Value?

Laitman_198Question: What is to be done if the world has lost its value and all you can see around us is useless fuss?

Answer: You need to thank the Creator for showing you that our world has no value. It has always been like this, and now, it has finally lost its value in your eyes. You have clarified this. So, you need to acknowledge it.

Question: What is happening inside a person when he has a feeling like this?

Answer: He understands that it is not worthwhile to live for the sake of our physical world. However, there is the next, upper world that it is worth living for, and you can discover it and attain it today!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/24/17

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How Does A Spiritual Spark Appear?

Laitman_013.02Question: How can a spiritual spark appear in a living creature that is on the level of an animal?

Answer: It really is unclear how a regular piece of flesh in which some kind of  organs are functioning and a common life exists, suddenly there is a desire not for food, sex, family, money, fame, and knowledge, but for attaining its source: “Where do I come from? Who controls me and is there such a thing? What is my mission?”

A desire associated with infinity is revealed in a person. I look at the stars: “Where is my source?” I am not sure where to look for the answer.

Perhaps I should go deep into the ancient ages, engage in archaeological dig and then I will solve this mystery. Or, on the contrary, I should aspire forward. Yet, how can I know the future? I do not know what to do.

A person who feels major emptiness wants to find his source because everything that exists in this world is absolutely clear to him. But what am I for? This “I” cannot be satisfied with human desires, even if you give him everything.

Of course, it is possible to suppress his thoughts using drugs, wealth, using anything, but they will cut through nevertheless. Whatever he has: sex, family, money, power or knowledge, all this will not fulfill him. They just fill a small inner volume in him, a small sphere. Outside of it, when he begins to feel that there is something above this, he loses the taste of life.

When I was a child, I thought that if I had a small tricycle, I would be happy. Finally, my dream came true. Suddenly, I see that in the neighboring yard my friend is riding a big two-wheeled bicycle! Such a storm of feelings arose in me that I was ready to break my tricycle!

It is the same here. It seems that I have everything, I need nothing! Then suddenly, a new emptiness is revealed in me. Life as if laughs at me: “I give you this and that—take everything you want. However, the meaning of life, eternity, and perfection are not for you.”

However, I do not want a small tricycle anymore because the most important question about the meaning of life remains open.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/3/17

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My Facebook Page: “Marijuana vs The Meaning Of Life”

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/1/18

As a Kabbalist, I was asked about the connection between the growing trend of legalizing marijuana and the search for the meaning of life.

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To Discover The Meaning Of Life

Laitman_709Question: You have been studying the meaning of life your whole life. But isn’t the meaning of life unique for everyone?

Answer: That is correct. We are absolutely different from each other and we all have our own meaning of life. But in order to find it, there is a system called Kabbalah, which places a tool in our hands for how to attain our meaning of life.

Everyone has his own soul, the root of his soul, his destiny, his way to the goal, which is to discover the meaning of life, and therefore, everyone has his own path. But still, it is necessary to know how to go so as not to stall at a dead end, not to disappear somewhere, not to deviate by one degree, which later turns into a big deviation.

In order to correctly achieve the goal, you need certain guides, skills, a cane to walk with, direction, an azimuth , a map; all that is necessary for the traveller. This is with what Kabbalah supplies us.
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From KabTV “News with Michael Laitman” 10/19/17

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Change Fate

Laitman_712.03Question: You say that by studying Kabbalah it is possible to change one’s destiny. But is it necessary?

Answer: Yes, it is necessary. Now we are at the level of our compulsory existence. It is not even an animalistic existence, but much lower because an animal does not ask questions about the meaning of life.

Once we start asking such questions, we have an opportunity to rise with their help to the level of absolute freedom, freedom from death, from material life, and from the tight framework of our present existence. This is freedom from being under some special supervision, restrictions, distributions and so on. That is, you become the highest.

In this way, each of us, by reaching an ability to bestow, becomes the highest. One can say, “This is an illusion. How can everyone be the highest?” But it is, in fact, so because we will find ourselves in another, spiritual space.

Question: Do we change our destiny by this?

Answer: Of course. Our destiny is in our hands. We can change not only our corporeal life, but a destiny we know nothing about yet, those stages that we still have to go through.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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