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Perception Of The Kabbalist

laitman_751_2Question: Quantum physicists have established that electrons behave either as waves or as particles. When we observe them, they behave like particles of matter.

Answer: Scientists say that there is no matter as such, but there are only waves that manifest as matter relative to us.

Question: It turns out that if I look at the ten through my egoism, then I see ten bodies. If I look at them through eyes that aren’t influenced by egoism, I would see some kind of energy, some kind of force, instead of the bodies. Is this how the Kabbalist perceives everything?

Answer: The Kabbalist within his egoism sees everything the same way all other people do. But by rising above the ego, he begins to see forces, desires.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16

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How Does The Environment Shape Reality?

laitman_942Question: You say that inclusion into others will change the perception of reality. How will it happen?

Answer: We constantly talk about this in our daily lessons.

In order to sense the upper world we need to build a sensory organ, in other words, a vessel of reception.

We must build this vessel from the egoistic desires of the ten (ten people) so that it becomes a sum of all our good qualities that are directed toward bestowal and love.

To do this, we must rise above ourselves, correctly interacting with each other in order to connect our ten points in the heart.

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If we succeed, we will turn into the quality of bestowal and love and will become an instrument for reception.

Then all the Upper Light that is around will fill us. This upper field will be called the Creator.

Therefore, we need to build a vessel of the soul into which the Light of the soul enters.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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Consciousness: Beyond Time And Space

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: One of the main laws of nature is the law of conservation of energy. If nothing disappears, then presumably we also do not disappear. What happens to our consciousness when we die?

Answer: In nature, nothing disappears but passes from one state to another. There is no such concept as “disappear.” Therefore, consciousness passes from one form to another, from one carrier to another—if it exists within us at all!

It can be said that consciousness doesn’t exist within a person, that it is around him, or maybe even in a completely different dimension, in another space. Our brain is kind of a modem that picks up the general consciousness to the extent that it needs to realize itself at the moment.

Question: There is a collective consciousness, and there is an individual consciousness of each person, that which I pick up from the collective consciousness. It turns out that individual consciousness continues to live on?

Answer: Yes. Nothing disappears. It only changes its structure, design, just as our body decomposes into basic elements.

Remark: I would really like to remember my own self.

Answer: Your “I” exists in the consciousness, not in the physical body. Consciousness per se is information. Informational connection exists beyond time and field. It permeates the entire universe.

Information does not disappear, it can only change its medium. And we can not say for sure in what form and where it exists. This is the way wisdom of Kabbalah views it.

Remark: I support the idea that consciousness is a global phenomenon. Therefore, the individual consciousness is like a small holographic copy that picks up certain things from the collective consciousness. In this case they are truly connected. However, physics does not yet discuss what happens after death.

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches that nothing else exists. Our bodies and the whole corporeal world are only an illusion. This world is called “an illusory world” and is considered nonexistent. Everything else exists in the consciousness.
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From KabTv’s Lesson in Russian 12/25/2016

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Harmony Of The Higher Reality

laitman_572_02Question: Can you describe the true reality that I can yearn for, imagine, and understand, unlike the reality in which I am now living?

Answer: When I began the spiritual path, I tried to do this and it seemed to me that I was more successful at it than today.

I cannot describe the higher reality. It is a field of bestowal, love, total integration, and complete adhesion. It is a field in which there is a general intelligence, collective characteristics, and collective activities that complement each other, connecting into a single whole. It is a harmony.

We feel it as a higher pleasure, which is built upon the discovery of opposites and the complete harmony between them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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Is It Worth Searching For Extraterrestrial Civilizations?

laitman_739Question: From the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, does it make sense to search for extraterrestrial civilizations?

Answer: When we talk about something that exists, we mean that it exists relative to a person’s attainment and what he expects.

Everything that he sees is happening within him. So if we assume that there is a planet Mars, it means that it is within a person as the expression of some desire that he has. Does life exist on Mars? What does life mean? What are the properties of protein?

From the aspect of the perception of reality, there is no life anywhere. Everything that a person investigates, he investigates within himself. All of the laws, everything that I see and feel, it is all inside of me.

Question: If a person was born in 1940, before I was born, how can he be a part of me?

Answer: Everything is comprehended relative to the person who is the observer. So history, as it seems to us, having gone on for thousands and even millions of years, its counts, inscriptions, chain, axes of time, and actions, everything is in each one of us.

Question: Does that mean there is no history and there were no dinosaurs?

Answer: There was nothing. Everything is within me. That is the way my desires, which remain in me as special memories, are integrated within me. After all, it is not matter, it is only a Reshimo (a record of information).
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/25/16

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How Do We Comprehend Nature?

Laitman_703_04Question: Why is the principle of holography implemented in nature? Why don’t we feel it?

Answer: We attain everything that surrounds us through our senses, and so the attainment is according to the person who attains. That is why we cannot say that we attain nature objectively.

If we aspire to attain the Creator in the tenth dimension because that’s the way we were created, we don’t feel and don’t understand it any other way because our mind, our sensory instrument, is arranged according to a certain system. If it were created differently, we would probably be able to perceive and understand the environment differently.

It is hard to say what our universe would look like then. It is impossible to describe that because everything is perceived and reflected by a person in his consciousness. Without it, it is impossible to say how things would look.
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Laitman_025_02Question: Man has a corporeal body. Does the soul have a body?

Answer: The body of the soul is called the desire to bestow.

Question: Is it possible to not get confused by the fact that all of the worlds and all of reality are inside me and that the feeling is that everything is external to me?

Answer: It is impossible unless you begin to feel the upper reality. In the meantime, it is a purely philosophical question.

Question: Once we  we reach this egoistic corporeal world, do we remember our initial spiritual state if it already existed?

Answer: No, we don’t remember. We can only imagine and picture it to ourselves, and nothing more than that. However, there is no need for us to do so. We must advance and not delve into the past.

Question: Can you give a concrete example of love and bestowal in the spiritual sense of the word?

Answer: Connect to your friends in the group to such a degree that you feel them as one unique whole and, at the same time, cease to feel yourself. This is a spiritual feeling. It is useless to try to look for spiritual actions outside the group and outside the friends.

Question: How does reality change when I begin to see the work of the upper force through me and though those around me with the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: When you connect with the upper force, you begin to understand how you must bestow unto it and focus on the goal consciously in order to change the corporeal reality. At the same time, you yearn to reach total resemblance and equivalence with the only upper force of leadership so that you and that force will become one whole. This is what a person’s correction comes down to.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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The Fractality Of Nature

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In science, there is a concept of “fractality.” If, for example, we take a large crystal and break it into pieces, we get fractals, that is, small crystals of exactly the same shape as the big crystal.

In technology, the term “fractality” is characteristic of a hologram, each part of which contains its full image. How is this phenomenon described in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: The fact is that all of nature represents a single system, consisting of ten Sefirot or of five parts, the so-called name of YaHaVaH. Each part of the system, in turn, consists of subsystems that are similar to a general system.

This goes on practically until eternity. There is no way to perform a numerical analysis in order to determine to what extent the general system is divided into subsystems, and those system are divided further still.

Each part of the subsystems, wherever it is, affects the entire system through an infinite number of all possible intermediate links. And it turns out that if a person “grabbed” onto just one small part of this system, then he finds in it a complete micro picture of the whole system, and based on this, gets a certain idea about it.

Thus, one attains not only a single element of the system, but the entire structure of YaHaVaH completely. Whether it is small or large, it is always fully attainable. It’s similar to how a person in our world has five senses, regardless of his age: whether it is a small child, an adult, or an old man.

Question: In corporeal nature, there is a limit to fractality because from the point of view of quantum physics, our world can be divided into blocks, pixels, and there cannot be anything less than an elementary block. What about spirituality?

Answer: In the spiritual world a pixel is still only a pixel. It must consist of its ten micro parts, but we cannot perceive it because our senses perceive only quanta of light.

Such a state also exists in the upper Light. Any Light is divided into five parts that are further divided into five, and another five. We cannot perceive less than 1/125 part of the total light because we lack the resolution in our desires. Suppose we guess what is in the contrast between black and white, however, when it’s less than a certain quantum, less than a certain resolution, then we no longer have it in us.
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From KabTv’s Lesson in Russian 12/25/17

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Humans And Animals

Laitman_720Question: Sensory perception in animals is much more developed than in humans: sight, smell, hearing, and touch. Does this mean that they are more developed than humans?

Answer: In our world, animals are much more adapted to nature than people. However, man’s weakness in regard to nature, on the one hand, and his developed intelligence, on the other hand, enables him to adapt all of nature to himself. So this is, as they say, a double-edged sword.

Question: In spirituality, is the sensitivity of animals stronger?

Answer: There are no animals in spirituality. They remain on the animal level, as do those people who have not received the properties of bestowal.

Until we penetrate into the upper world, into the world of bestowal and love, we are considered beasts. After all, until then, we have nothing other than the five senses and a little more intelligence, which lowers us below the level of the animals.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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Why Are Humans Considered The Crown Of Creation?

laitman_755_2Question: Specifically why are humans called the crown of everything that has been created?

Answer: Humans are called the crown of creation because the whole creation was created according to a structure that is called Adam – Man, and all parts of creation are components of this system.

When a person begins to comprehend creation, it appears within him as his constituent parts. A person begins to understand that only he was created and that all the rest of the still, vegetative, animate, and human are found within him.

That is the way every person feels who has achieved creation, even though according to our logic, it makes no sense for a person to feel that everything is within him. This is precisely what happens, because creation is a system of many connections, and within it, every person includes all of creation within himself.
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