Entries in the 'Perception' Category

Is It Possible To Create Artificial Intelligence?

laitman_282_02Question: Is it possible to artificially create the human mind?

Answer: No. We don’t understand what intelligence is at all. We think that the brain is doing something, performing calculations, but none of this is happening on the material level.

We have no idea how we are connected between ourselves and with the vast systems in which we find ourselves, but we do not feel them because they are in the next dimension.

It is revealed only to a Kabbalist who sees that without wisdom there is nothing to think about here. And people are engaged with isolated and individual calculations: I solve a problem here, I reach some kind of conclusion there, and so forth. We constantly make endless attempts to discover a solution without suspecting that all problems are solved in an analog form.

The higher system, because it is analog and not digital, discrete, solves problems simultaneously in every point of infinite space of desire and Light, which is called Malchut of the world of Ein Sof (Infinity), because when an analog system is working, all potentials are balanced and all changes happen in parallel.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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Kabbalists And Time

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the writings of “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam explains thirty million years of the development of planet Earth, cooling, warming, and so on. On the one hand, Kabbalists don’t talk about time and, on the other hand, that is what he wrote. What does he mean by the words, “thirty million years”?

Answer: Baal HaSulam means that within our sensations, in pulses, in the reflection of time, such conditions like these were not created all at once; they were built through a process of contrasting actions, warmth and cold, plus and minus, until they reached a common denominator.

As a result, in the depths of the earth in a raging fire all of the elements of the periodic table boil , and on the top we live quietly on the thin crust that separates us from the seething hell below.  And it all depends on that thin crust.

Question: Before Baal HaSulam, there wasn’t even on Kabbalist who described these processes?  

Answer: Yes, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t know about it. It is just that they couldn’t express it in language until then. Since Baal HaSulam lived in the 20th century when we began correcting ourselves and the world began moving toward the completion of correction, a language accessible to our understanding appeared.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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Where Does The Great Diversity In The World Come From?

laitman_738Question: What is the spiritual root of three-dimensional space? Is there a preference for one of the four corners of the world?

Answer: Three-dimensional space is based on the structure of a spiritual Partzuf, which consists of three parts. Each part includes three Sefirot: Keter, Hochma, and Bina, then Hesed, Gevura, and Tifferet, then Netzach, Hod, and Yesod, and finally Malchut.

The projection of the three-dimensional image is a cube consisting of four parts, corresponding to the four levels of Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut. So writes the Ari in the book Tree of Life.

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Between the levels of Hochma and Bina, there is a Parsa (border, separating line) to which the Light of Hochma bestows from above and from which Zeir Anpin receives below.

In this quadrangle, there are elements of all of the letters of the alphabet because they are all composed of different mutual influences: Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut.

Question: Is there a connection to the four directions in the world: north, south, west, and east?

Answer: Yes, north is Hochma, and south is Bina. Zeir Anpin and Malchut are in the middle. There are different explanations and approaches to this issue.

The fact is that it doesn’t exist in the spiritual world, but we say this to clarify the relationship between the spiritual forces a bit. I would advise you to read Tree of Life in which everything is explained in detail. It even includes drawings that Baal HaSulam prepared.

Question: There are many reflections in the world and great diversity. How many forces are there in the spiritual world if we see so many projections, such variety  in our world?!

Answer: In spirituality, there are only two forces: bestowal and reception, and the various combinations of them appear as projections in our world.

Question: There are a very large number of forces that are not projected in our world, only a minimal number of them are manifested?

Answer: Yes, our world is a small copy of what exists in the spiritual world. Once a person begins to feel the spiritual world, many new things are revealed before him.

Question: What is the purpose of the material world to spiritual development? Why do we feel all of this matter?

Answer: Humanity needs to start with something in order to develop. For example, a young child doesn’t know or understand anything, and it is necessary to educate him, raise him, and develop him until he gradually begins to do things by himself. That is how it is in our world.

Our world is not a simple structure. Within it, we must work on ourselves to the fullest extent, fight the ego, defeat it, and attain a state of complete correction.

After that, we will exist in another state, in another dimension, in which Kabbalists move. In time, the entire world will also reach this.

Question: But what I see now are a table, people, mountains, and rivers. How does it help me?

Answer: You are seeing a copy of everything that exists in the upper world so that you will be able to correct yourself accordingly. After all, you do not even know what you are doing in our world, which forces influence you, and how you influence them through your everyday life, but that is the way it also corrects you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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Can I Use 100% Of My Brain?

laitman_256Question: According to scientific data, we use only 3-5% of the potential of our brains. Do Kabbalists use 100% of their brains?

Answer: No, a greater percent of our brains will be utilized only when we become integrally mutually connected.

Each of us needs to enter into a system in which, besides oneself, billions of particles will be found that also have desire and intelligence. All of us must connect with the help of the Upper Light. Only then will a person need a larger portion of the brain.

When we connect to each other through our desires and minds, our brain works like a modem. Today we basically only have beastly characteristics and their realization.

Question: To serve the desires of billions of people, will a person need to activate the brain an additional 97%?

Answer: It is not a matter of the billions of people; it is the determination of a very simple integral: I can give to one only in some particular way and to another in another particular way, to this one, this way and to another, that way, and so forth. What this means is that a person begins to connect and integrate in an infinite chain that must be connected to him, and he to it. In this way he constantly calculates all the possibilities. It is impossible to realize this linearly, but only spiritually!

But this calculation is not realized through our intelligence. The intelligence clothes the desire and from it emerges an elementary, integral, mutually connected and infinite chain.

We specifically learn about this in the wisdom of Kabbalah, about the connection between Partzufim, between worlds, where each particle in which a change happens stimulates a change in the entire system.

Every change really stimulates a shock to the entire system. Therefore, great mind and feelings are needed for all the calculations and sensations to understand how they flow in eternal and infinite harmony.

A Kabbalist sees how all the particles of the general desire are arranged and constantly redistributed gradually like an ocean in which billions of drops stream from place to place and everything is felt together. This is called the radiance of the Shechina (Divinity).
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/9/17

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Within our lifetime, we can rise to the next level of existence by connecting with others above ourselves. Our body will die anyway.

Opposites come together at a level that’s higher than their own. When everyone asks for the well-being of OTHERS – they all rise.

In nature, life is created precisely when + and – are unified above their differences. Humans have to do this by themselves.

Gradually, nature develops all its parts towards total interconnection. The time has come for us to participate in this consciously.

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There Is No Universe Without Humanity

laitman_739Question: Which of the theories of the creation of the world (the universe and the Earth) supports the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: None of them do. The wisdom of Kabbalah says that everything that we discover has been found because spiritual forces imprinted them in such a way that portrays these phenomena, this world, this map on the “screen” in the back of our brain. And the world outside of us doesn’t exist. It is an absolutely subjective nature.

Comment: On the other hand, we say that there has been some kind of evolution, animals came out of the water onto dry land, and so forth.

Answer: It is easier for us to talk about the roots of evolution that way. So we say that 14 billion years ago the Big Bang happened, after which matter gradually spread.

This is a new theory. When I was in school, it was argued that the universe is eternal. Neither this nor that exists in the Kabbalistic sources. We simply connect everything to what we understand so that later it will be possible to give the correct explanation. In fact, everything is hidden from a person. If people didn’t exist, there would be no universe and no worlds.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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How Does Faith Change A Person?

Laitman_712_03Question: What kind of qualitative change occurs in a person when he acquires the faith that Kabbalah speaks about?

Answer: To the degree that a person acquires faith, meaning that he acquires the characteristic of bestowal, he begins to feel a world that is hidden from him, the upper force that is concealed from him called the Creator. When a person acquires the characteristic of bestowal, he begins to feel that he exists in the space of the upper force and he departs from the frameworks of time, movement and location because in the upper world these limitations don’t exist.

Our worldly life can be called beastly because it exists on the levels of still, vegetative, and animate nature. The level of Adam—Man—is above this. So a person who wants to attain the upper world begins to feel his worldly life only as a support, as a condition for attaining the upper world. His worldly life could end at any moment, and what he attains in the upper world always remains with him, he exists within this and continues to ascend further in the levels of spiritual development.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/25/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/4/17

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Individual consciousness perceives this world. Collective consciousness perceives the upper world. Kabbalah creates the latter within us.

The more Jews meddle with everything, the more people hate them. Jews: mind your own business—show the world how to unite. #Anti-semitism

Society is part of nature. Nature maintains all its elements as a single system. Thus, we too must learn to complement each other.

I’m happy about Trump because he marks the liberation from lies, brainwashing, and the rule of irresponsible government and media.

True wisdom of the crowd is not the collective knowledge of a group. It’s the higher wisdom that fills them as they unite above their ego.

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Summarizing 2016: The World Is Looking For New Ways

laitman_229Evolution moves forward, developing still, vegetative, and animate nature and humanity, each at its own pace. But the problem is that people don’t know that their development advances in accordance with the program embedded in nature.

It seems to them that they develop themselves according to their wishes. In fact, we can make plans, but the world is spinning in its own direction.

Just as in Russia they made an experiment, turning the country from feudalism to socialism for few dozens of years, and then they had to go back, because the experiment failed. Other countries have also attempted to change the course of development; there is no country that developed in a straight course. After all, nobody knows the law of nature so the development happens by such a circuitous route.

Lately the world is beginning to understand it is in  a global problem. We don’t know how to develop further because egoism exhausted itself and ceased to encourage us to develop. There is no competition that existed before. The young generation doesn’t want to live the way their predecessors did.

All the previous generations throughout the entire thousands-year-long history of humanity developed due to the fact that they wanted more and more. Today, it isn’t so; the young generation isn’t attracted to the values that their parents honored. Moreover, we can’t provide jobs for all of them.

They don’t want to study; each one is immersed in his smartphone and not interested in anything else. However, we will still have to provide them with all the necessities: clothing and food. The connection between a place of work and earnings will disappear.

First of all, there are many people who don’t work and get a lot due to the already existing causes. On the other hand, there are people who don’t work, but receive an allowance for life, consider it enough, and don’t want anything more. The connection between work and earnings is lost, and the pleasure from both has also disappeared.

A person doesn’t get any pleasure from work, earnings, family, children, or anything else. In the end, it turns out that he has no reason to live and the only thing left is drugs. So recently drugs are becoming legalized; otherwise, people will organize revolutions and riots across the country.

Question: In what direction is the world moving today?

Answer: The world is looking. But it is useless to look for new things at the old level. The world is in a global crisis. Everything is at a standstill; everything is ending because our egoism is no longer pushing us to the achievements in the material sphere. What can be done?

Here we need to understand that we can reach the nest degree of development only through unity. This is what happens in nature. It is necessary to rise!

Question: What will be the new pleasure in the new world?

Answer: The new pleasure is the revelation of the upper world, eternity, and perfection of human existence in a new dimension. It may seem unreal and imaginary, but it will happen.

A person’s internal attainment of his nature will be completely new, allowing him to escape from his body and see the world not through the limited physical sensors but above them. Then he will feel the eternal and perfect world.

Our egoism, dissatisfied with life and unable to be filled with it, will push us to this degree. We are right before this breakthrough that can be very easily implemented if we unite. Through our unity we can reach the next level of existence.

People feel that reality becomes surreal and changes, but it isn’t clear how. They can’t feel it yet because it doesn’t exist in our senses. We need to develop new sensory organs.

Question: How does this beautiful dream about the new world connect with today’s reality?

Answer: It connects perfectly because in essence, we are looking for fulfillment, we want to feel that we are perfect, elevated, and don’t live in vain. We want to exit the limits of our material body that will certainly die one day.

Kabbalah has the method that can make us eternal and perfect, can open the entire universe in front of us, and can raise us above the boundary of life and death, above all limitations.

Thus, we don’t lose anything of what we have today, but in addition, we gain perfection and eternity. It is possible, we just need to receive additional internal sensory organs to be able to exit ourselves and feel the reality located outside of us.

Question: Such a dream attracts many people, but they demand proof that it works. Can you prove it?

Answer: How can I prove it to someone who doesn’t have the spiritual sensory organs? Suppose we try to persuade a person who is blind from birth to undergo an operation in order to acquire sight. But he doesn’t understand what it means to be able to see. It seems to him that he feels everything as it is.

Likewise, it is impossible to explain to a person that he doesn’t have the perception of the external world, that it is independent of his body, and it allows him to feel eternal and perfect. It is impossible to explain this before a person acquires such perception. Let’s hope that in 2017 we will be able to convey this to people, and most importantly, to the Jews, so that they will understand their responsibilities.
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From a “Talk About 2016 Results,” 12/25/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/1/17

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Before taking any action, let’s first understand the world we exist in. Then, we can create a new organ of perception.

Kabbalah explains: The world is a HOLOGRAM . A structure of 10 Sefirot, where each Sefira consists of another ten and so on.

You can either study the world the way it is or the way we perceive it. The world is the result of our perception!

Scientists: the universe is a hologram. Kabbalah: the universe is inside our mind. Rise above your mind and discover one upper light.

Our selfish nature seizes control over everything. It creates media that is dependent on its owners, and thus enslaves the masses.

The media is in the hands of the elite, and there will be a fight over it. Revealing the evil in it will trigger the correction.
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