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Do People’s Thoughts Affect Our World?

laitman_423_02Question: How do the thoughts of ordinary people affect our world?

Answer: The thoughts of ordinary people do not affect our world in any way.

A person in our world who lives his everyday life merely carries out the laws of nature, which keep emerging in him and nothing more than that. He does not even exist in the spiritual system because he has no impulse or the ability to make his own moves.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 15/1/17

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All Desires Come From The Creator

laitman_537.jpgQuestion: In what manner are the desires that I feel derived from the desire of the Creator? I thought that they were derived from the environment.

Answer: The environment is only a conductor. The general desire within which the general intention, the general thought exists, fills all of creation, and this is the intention of the Creator, which is gradually realized in us and which we gradually perceive.

Each one of us and all of us together carry out the actions of the Creator, the thought of the Creator, the program of the Creator, which are basically the same thing.

Everything is derived from Him, and there is nothing else in the world, as it is written: “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). We carry out everything that He does with us automatically.

Also, by evaluating His actions, we can achieve a state in which we begin to anticipate them through our yearning for them, meaning that we can attain a state in which we want particular actions of the Creator from the start. If our desires correspond to His intentions, then we will work harmoniously with Him, and our consciousness streams into His consciousness. This is adhesion of the creature with the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 1/15/17

laitman_250Question: Can I impact the Creator through the environment?

Answer: Of course! This is our job, to impact Him, to force Him to do what needs to be done. This is called “my sons have defeated me.”

Question: What is consciousness?

Answer: Put simply, consciousness is the feeling that I exist.

Question: Can we say that the intention is a desire that is sharply focused? Or is the intention a thought?

Answer: The intention is the point, the goal I pursue, but not the desire itself.

Question: What is the subconscious?

Answer: The subconscious is consciousness that has not yet been formed.

Question: Does a person’s mind grow older with age? Why is it difficult for elderly people to learn new things?

Answer: Although it may seem like a physiological process, it is not actually so. It is simply the processing of the level we are on.

Question: How does thought differ from imagination?

Answer: Unlike thoughts, our imaginations are still unlimited by our desires, and so, like in a dream, these imaginations can be varied.

Question: Is time the feeling of the flow of my desires, thoughts, and my internal states?

Answer: Yes, it is the feeling of the flow of our desires.

Question: Is man a process of perception?

Answer: No, man is a desire that identifies with the Creator. If we don’t speak about the Creator, it is impossible to define or to determine anything correctly.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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A Kabbalist’s Perspective

Laitman_145Question: Do Kabbalists who look at the world through the attribute of love and bestowal they have acquired see all the flaws, cruelty, and acts of violence in the world?

Answer: That depends on the perspective through which I look at such circumstances and phenomena. A Kabbalist can see them in the ordinary form like all the other people. He can also see their spiritual roots and can see them in the parts of the corrected state until it is completely corrected.

Everything depends on how a Kabbalist wants to use these states. They all exist in the spiritual world, but a Kabbalist chooses which is the most beneficial for him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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The Sensation Of Mystery

laitman_534Question: What does “mystery” mean in Kabbalah?

Answer: According to Kabbalah, a secret is something that we have not yet discovered. As a rule, we disclose any object, any phenomenon in four aspects of immersion into it. That is, we continuously attain the four stages of its development.

If we begin to perceive an object or a phenomenon in the first stage but see that there still other aspects, then our state is called sensing the mystery.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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The Potential Of Our Brain

Laitman_725.jpgQuestion: They say that we only use 2% of brain’s potential. Why we were given the other 98%?

Answer: In my opinion, even this is too much for our world. We absolutely don’t use our brain and especially our consciousness because it is not inside the head but around us.

My consciousness is included into the common soul, in that great desire Malchut of the world of Infinity, in which I enter with my point in the heart, and this desire is all mine. Assembling all desires into the correct form leads me to the correct consciousness, to understanding how this whole huge mechanism is launched, and I exist in it.

I must have vast resources in order to control the entire spiritual universe. Therefore, 98% of the brain is our potential for the future.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Is Thought Tangible?

laitman_284_02Question: Is a thought tangible?

Answer: A thought is not material, it does not exist in a person, neither does his desire. We are a kind of modem, a kind of organ of sensation of thoughts and desires— mind and heart—that exist outside of us inside the system surrounding us.

And we only let a certain micro-dose of the common mind and heart (desire) pass through us to some extent. This is what is called our thought and our desires.

There is nothing of his own inside a person. All this passes through us, and our brain reacts similarly to our heart that reacts with blood pressure changes and other things, so it seems to us that this appears inside us.

Question: Does this mean that information is power? That when it passes through our desires and the brain, we see part of it in the form of the material world?

Answer: When it passes through me, through my mind and heart, I draw a picture of myself and the surrounding world. And Kabbalah enables me to see pure information.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/2017

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How Does A Real Life Begin?

laitman_608_02Question: We see the world as if inside ourselves and try to satisfy our desires, but outside of us we see nothing because it seems to us that these are other people’s desires. Will Kabbalah make us feel the entire world as our own desires?

Answer: Yes, it will. Moreover, the desires that come to us as if from outside will be more meaningful to us than those that we feel inside.

You will begin to feel the desires of other people more than your own. And you will feel yourself only to the extent that it is necessary. You will be soaring, not feeling yourself. And when you think: “What can I give them?”—then you will return to yourself and begin to search inside for what you can do for them.

Question: There are billions of people around a Kabbalist. Does he only think: “What can I bestow?”

Answer: But in this measure he feels how the Light, the Creator, flows through him. He is the conductor connecting the Creator with each of the humans. They do not feel it, but he does.

Question: How can you make yourself feel others as your own desires and even more?

Answer: You must ask for it. This is the beginning of a real life.

You enjoy the fact that you transfer the idea of ​​the Creator to everyone; you are His conductor. Therefore, you adhere to Him, becoming an instrument in His hands. The Creator is inclusive in Himself. But thanks to you, He can reach every creature.

Adhesion with the Creator is all the gain, the reward, the tribute.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/17/17

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Reshimo And Time Travel

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is a Reshimo (spiritual gene)?

Answer: A Reshimo is a record of the complete spiritual state.

Suppose, now I want to be ten years younger. So I arouse the Reshimo (informational record) of the state I want to be in, I realize it, and jump there.

That is, a Reshimo is a complete informational record of a specific state. It contains absolutely everything except for Light.

In this way, I can find myself in any state that is necessary for me to maximally reveal the Light of the Creator in the entire system.

Question: Does this mean that I can travel in time?

Answer: There is no time in spirituality. There is spiral movement in a precise direction. You move not along a timeline, but in spiritual states.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Who Am I After All?

laitman_610_2Question: If the Creator awakens desires, and thoughts grow from them, it turns out that desires and thoughts are not mine. Then who am I?

Answer: Nobody. You are the one who realizes that thoughts and desires, mind and heart flow through you. Nothing more.

How can a person have something of his own? The organism is born, it grows and develops. How can anything of his own emerge in a person? From what? From the influence of the outside world? He is an element of the outside world, and what he feels, what flows through him, depends on how the world affects him. Does it really belong to him? No, this is what passes through him.

This is our beastly life.

In fact, every human is really great, but he remains in a dormant, inactive state until he is awakened and opens his eyes. Until then, we live our lives; we come back again and again until our conscious participation is required.

All our listeners have a point in the heart, which at some moment appeared in them. They are no longer enacted just like robots. They were brought to hear, to begin to understand, to see the method, to become aware of the great system of the universe in which they exist, and how they can start to consciously and efficiently work in it by themselves.

From my perspective, these people are completely different from all the others; because in those that simply exist around us, the point in the heart is still asleep. In The Book of Zohar they are called “sleeping.” Their eyes are turned inward because they value only their egoism and nothing else. They cannot yet look outside to see everything through the quality of bestowal and love.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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