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Why Did Dinosaurs Become Extinct?

laitman_600.04Question: Why were the dinosaurs in existence for hundreds of millions of years? Does a Kabbalist know what made them extinct?

Answer: All the inanimate, vegetative, animal, and human life are gradually transformed into higher forms.

That is why the ancient fern and other plants became extinct, as did various kinds of animals. Even minerals have changed. According to researchers, you can tell how many million years old a particular rock is. Everything happens naturally.

The same holds true for the people. Just look at how different people living today are from those who lived a hundred or a thousand years ago. Even in their appearance, not to mention their level of consciousness.

If I were to teach Kabbalah today the way Aristotle and Plato wrote about it, claiming that the soul depends on how deeply a person breathes, I would be laughed at. Can you imagine what the great thinkers of the past wrote about?! With a deep inhalation and exhalation we fill our soul. And they really believed that is what the soul is.

Today, those great minds of their generation would look like silly boys if they remained on the same level because the constantly developing desire develops us. That is why we can not compare ourselves to other generations.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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Kabbalah—The Science Of The Upper System Of Governance

laitman_214.jpgQuestion: I am a chemistry scientist, and don’t understand how Kabbalah can be connected to science. It seems esoteric to me. Why do you say that Kabbalah is a science?

Answer: It really is difficult to understand because Kabbalah is not a science of this world. Everyone can study the science of this world without any internal change, since our inherent material qualities are sufficient for it.

Kabbalah is a science, but it studies the upper system that governs our world. Therefore, first of all we must understand the language in which it is written. Then we need to find out what is behind each word and each definition. Only then will we begin to penetrate deeply into this science and study it.

Obviously, the knowledge of chemistry or of some other material science won’t help. It may well be that the simplest person, who is far from science, will have a propensity for Kabbalah and a desire to study it, and a great scientist will understand nothing and won’t be able to approach it.

Question: What is this system that governs us?

Answer: The upper system is a network of forces that governs our entire life, the universe, and each of us. This is a huge, multifaceted network of forces that pervades the entire reality and binds together all of its elements.

Our universe is in a particular place that exists by itself, although we don’t feel it. And the stars, nebulae, and other cosmic objects are located inside this place. They all exist in a close connection with each other. Imagine what would happen if they all weren’t bound into one network, what chaos would reign in the universe.

Exploring the universe and nature in general, we find out that everything in it operates according to strict laws, as it is written, “The law is given and cannot be transgressed.” The wisdom of Kabbalah studies this entire reality, the network of forces, and most importantly, finds out for what purpose everything is created, in what form humanity and the universe in which we exist are developing.

Question: Are we part of this reality?

Answer: Of course, we exist on Earth that develops in a certain direction and fly in space thousands of kilometres every second along with our entire universe. The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about this entire reality. Modern science is a part of Kabbalah and exists within certain limits that are set by a given nature of a person.

For example, Einstein discovered that by changing our angle of view at reality, we change it. Kabbalah goes even further by saying that if we change a person, his inner qualities, then the reality will change.

However, how is it possible to take a screwdriver and adjust something in a person in order to adjust him in a new way and to let him see the new reality, the new world, in his new qualities? The wisdom of Kabbalah allows us to do this!

Question: What do we need to change in ourselves for this?

Answer: We don’t need to change anything, all the changes are done by the force that is hidden in Kabbalah, the force of Light, the inner force of the whole reality that affects a person and changes him.
From the virtual lesson “The Time of Kabbalah,” 7/4/17

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How Are Spiritual Laws Revealed?

3Question: You say that Kabbalah studies the laws of nature. Does this mean that we look at nature and mimic it?

Answer: This is not the nature that we study as natural sciences like botany, zoology, etc.

Kabbalists investigate the relationship between all parts of nature, ours and that which is hidden from us, in its absolutely complete integral state. This is the subject of the study of Kabbalah.

The main thing is that we include in ourselves, our abilities to attain. And afterward, we begin to see that only as we improve our organs of perception, when we make them also infinite and perfect, it becomes possible to feel and understand nature and the Creator.

Spiritual laws are revealed in us to the extent that we can be in the quality of bestowal and love, in the quality above our own egotistic nature because we have developed the corresponding sensory organs.

Question: And before that, we can only hear that they exist?

Answer: We can read about this, but we do not understand what we are reading about.

Question: Do we have to believe in the existence of such laws?

Answer: There is no need to believe in anything. We must open our senses, raise them to the level of the quality of bestowal. Then, we will be able to explore the higher nature.

Nature is divided into two parts. One of them, the lowest or selfish nature of our world, works on the property of receiving. In this part we can comprehend all the laws of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature functioning at the level of the material world.

But, in addition, there is the nature of the next, upper world, which works inversely like a mirror image, to bestow, not to receive.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Why Do We Have To Know The Laws Of The Upper World?

laitman_567_04Comment: It is unfortunate that the science of Kabbalah cannot explain to us the laws of the upper world. There are over two hundred physical laws of the corporeal world that are revealed and beautifully described.

My Response: These laws are described because a person has revealed them, being in the same qualities. That is the only reason he came to perceive and attain them. If a person lacks spiritual qualities, he cannot do anything but listen to what the Kabbalists tell him.

For example, if I have a cat, a dog, a goat or a cow at home, can I possibly explain to them the laws of physics? I cannot. In order to do that, they have to rise to the level of a human and develop certain qualities that in turn would allow them to feel and reveal these laws of nature.

Two thousand years ago we didn’t know what we know today because our egoism is constantly developing, which allows us to reveal new dependencies in it.

Comment: But the goat or cow are not required to know the laws of the material world. We, the Kabbalists, write that we must know the laws of the upper world.

My Response: We have to know because this helps us ascend to the level of being able to influence our fate.

Question: Then why don’t we have any predisposing factors to it?

Answer: Because it is precisely through attaining your true self and tuning in to perceive the spiritual laws that you develop these factors in just the right way. If you were just to receive them, you would be called an “angel,” meaning, would exist in them from the start, but then you’d be like a goat or a cow.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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A Person Is The Enemy Of His Personal Time

laitman_739Question: When is time a person’s enemy?

Answer: Time is not a person’s enemy; the person is the enemy of his own time.

Within a person is a device through which he determines time from zero to infinity at any speed. Time is variable. Even physicists say this, but just not in our coordinates.

The wisdom of Kabbalah differs from quantum physics and other exact sciences in that it brings a person into a space where he is outside of time, where he can change himself in his own axes of freedom. But to do this, it is necessary to acquire tools (Kelim), other senses of perception.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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A Different Kabbalah

laitman_570Question: I can understand some of the grievances that religious people have against you, but why are you also criticised by scholars who study Kabbalah in universities?

Answer: Scholars who study Kabbalah sit in universities and nobody has any issue with them, whereas with us Bnei Baruch, everybody attacks us and everyone is unhappy with us. So the issue is not that we are studying Kabbalah, but precisely how much this type of study of Kabbalah is not tolerated by religion and religious and secular people.

University scholars write about each other, of what each one thinks about Kabbalah. This came from ancient Greeks who studied Kabbalah from the prophets, but they understood it on a purely superficial level and this is how they began to write about it. Then, following generations wrote about the previous generations of philosophers and what they believed.

In other words, academic Kabbalah does not pursue the goal of attaining the Creator and the upper world and of making Kabbalists of their students, it merely aims to study previous university researchers.

Perhaps such people also come to us with a desire to study Kabbalah on the surface like in universities, and so they leave dissatisfied with us, for allegedly, we are studying the “wrong thing.” Likewise, scientists who study us in universities do not understand us and internally resent us for being different, not like them.

They cannot comprehend that our Kabbalah is DIFFERENT from theirs: We have attainment of the upper world from Kabbalists who perceive it in practice, while what they have is studying the opinions of their predecessors who have not attained the higher world.

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The Development Of Humankind: From Matter To Forces

laitman_220All the great philosophers, on the one hand, felt that humankind is not in harmony with nature. On the other hand, they thought that the proper organization of society would lead to this harmony and an individual would be able realize his creative potential.

All you need for this is to create the right laws, the right constitution. This caused all the revolutions.

Question: Why did humanity have to go through all this in order to come to despair? ..

Answer: This is how our egoism was formed; it had to go through all these stages, ripen, and discover its insignificance and finiteness. Such is its development. This is dialectic.

When Adam revealed the wisdom of Kabbalah, it became clear to him that the entire process was designed for 6,000 years, no less than that. Now it is the 5,777th year according to the Judaic calendar. There are 223 years left until the end of human development, and then there will be a transition to another area, to the field of forces, from matter to forces.

This is why it does not matter what the philosophers wrote, even though they could see the material future of humanity and all the possibilities for improving life. But this is not according to the laws of nature.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/15/17

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What Is The Source Of The Knowledge That Underlies The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

Laitman_514.02Question: What kind of depth stands behind the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: There is nothing in the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature in all its forms and possibilities that is not explained by the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The explanation is scientific and precise, relying on one single criterion, which is that only two forces exist in nature, a positive force and a negative force, and between them they create all the elements, all the characteristics, and all the laws of creation. The use of the wisdom of Kabbalah gives us a hold on a universal and concrete system of knowledge through which we can approach everything.

Question: The science of physics has been studied and investigated for a few hundred years, while the wisdom of Kabbalah has existed for more than 5,000 years, but it is not taught anywhere. Why is this so?

Answer: The science of physics is included within the wisdom of Kabbalah, but it is a science that is relevant to the lowest level of matter, the inanimate level of our world, and there is nothing in it; there is no spirit; there is no management. It is only the inanimate result of higher forces.

Question: Is it possible to say that the wisdom of Kabbalah is the basis for all the mundane sciences?

Answer: The foundation for all the sciences is HaVaYaH; these are the four phases of the extension of the upper Light from the upper phase, Keter.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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A Single Force In The Evolution Of Nature, Part 3

laitman_756_2The upper force created us with the ability to feel ourselves as separate from it in order to give us the opportunity to come to know it as bestowing and benevolent, as our source.

Question: What do we need this for?

Answer: We feel this need because we are dependent on this force. We find that our lives in this world are very limited, and we suffer. This suffering makes us look for the cause, and the cause is within it, within that same single force. We want to uncover this force in order to improve our condition.

There are people who explore this general force of nature and discover that this is a force of kindness, a force that wants to bring us to perfection. But in order for that to happen, we first need to become aware of our evil. It is impossible to attain kindness without knowing its opposite, that is, evil. It is possible only through our own experience of the contrast, of the fundamental difference between good and evil.

We want to experience comfortable, pleasant conditions. As soon as we experience hardship, we immediately try to protect ourselves, to distance ourselves from it. Then, in addition to our feelings, we need to engage our intellect with which we can begin to figure out how to avoid these hardships. In this way, we develop emotionally and intellectually.

Naturally, we try to distance ourselves from unpleasant experiences and approach pleasant ones. For the thousands of years of our development, beginning with the most primitive forms of life to this moment when we find ourselves in the 21st century, we are gradually building within ourselves a new mechanism, giving us the ability to better understand and sense how we need to behave.

Ultimately, out of all that’s available to us, we try to build a maximally comfortable form of existence for ourselves. We try to use this general force of nature in which we exist in order to be comfortable, according to our understanding. In essence, this is our entire work in this life.

With this specific goal, we develop the sciences, culture, education, psychology, philosophy, and history. Basically, we just want to know how to feel better because the pursuit of pleasure is a basic human need, our natural desire to receive.

Kabbalah is physics on a higher level, from a more advanced perspective, the “physics of the future.” In ordinary physics, there is no talk of the observer having to change his own qualities. In the theory of relativity, the observer’s experience changes relative to time, speed, and distance. Nevertheless, he himself does not change. His psychological state remains the same.

The correct combination of physics and psychology is when we focus not on the perception of reality, but rather on who is perceiving it and what kind of corrections it is possible to make within him in order for him to experience a new world. This is the next stage of development for the theory of relativity because time, speed, and location do not change outside the observer. Rather, it is the observer who changes in his approach by correcting his own inner qualities.

Then, we find that there is nothing eternal that remains in our world; everything becomes relative and temporary. A person changes all of his qualities and changes reality itself. Then, we rise still higher. Kabbalah says that reality does not have any form at all, that everything depends on the perception of the observer. So, we can draw a conclusion: The force of development in nature is constant and eternal; we exist within it, possessing various changing qualities, and we must figure out what is constant and what is variable within us and within the reality surrounding us, having learned to differentiate between constant and variable.

The constant is the force of nature or the upper force, Creator, and the variable force is the person observing it. The entire reality that the observer perceives is a direct consequence of his inner qualities. If we change the person, then we change the world he perceives.
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A Single Force In The Evolution Of Nature, Part 1

Laitman_712_03.jpgQuestion: What is this force that compels the development of the entire world: all of nature and humanity?

Answer: We exist within a force field called nature, which includes within it a multitude of various forces. We divide this force into levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human, or according to the scientific approach used to study it: physics, chemistry, biology, etc. We define it, according to the trajectory of our development, as a cause and effect relationship.

Within this field there are areas that are completely unknown and incomprehensible to us. All of nature is a single force. The further we advance in our understanding of reality and the deeper we investigate nature, the more we are convinced that it is a single force.

Our perception becomes increasingly more integrated and global; we already understand that there is no separation between physics, chemistry, biology, and zoology; rather, each is an aspect of a single form. It is only due to the limitations of our perception that we are able to tune into a single reality that appears to us in the form of separate fragments. We are simply not able to see all of creation in the form of one picture, one force.

But gradually, according to the degree of our development, we begin to understand that this is actually a single picture, a single force, within which we exist. And this force develops us and gives us the possibility to get to know it. This force called nature, as if it itself, wants us to recognize it.

A person studies nature with his own abilities given to him from birth, and that is why, of course, he is limited by time, movement, space, and his own perceptions. He is not capable of clearing his brain and reprogramming it anew. This is because humanity is the result of a lengthy evolutionary process, which took place under the influences of various activities and forces extending over billions of years.

A person is a result of the development of nature. And that is why a question arises: being that man is an inseparable, integral part of nature, is he able to study it? Because in order to do this, it is necessary to rise above nature.

Only recently, on the cutting edge of science, we have begun to understand that time and space are relative, that instead of matter, there can be energy. But energy is something that disappears, which means that matter too can disappear.

It turns out that all the endless tons of matter that we see in the universe is not matter but energy, that is, something ephemeral and disappearing. In essence, our universe is empty!

Furthermore, cause and effect can change places, and that which seemed to us as being the cause, can be discovered to be the effect, and vice versa. It is possible that the event that needs to occur now, produces the cause for itself, and not the cause producing the event.

There is a phenomenon described in quantum physics where particles that are separated from each other by cosmic differences are observed to be connected to each other. And if one of the particles spins in a particular way, then the other particle, that is billions of miles away, spins the same way. And it’s not that one particle mimics the actions of the other, rather the two of them are bound together. Neither one of them is the cause nor the effect, but everything is a unified whole and is in such a form that we are unable to conceptualize it with our intellect because our intellect is so extraordinarily limited. It turns out that because of this, all of our investigation of nature is extremely limited.

Question: Do we have to admit that there is a great deal we don’t know?

Answer: We know almost nothing! Since our perception of mathematics and physics is also the result of the way we are made. And if we were made differently, we would have a different sort of mathematics and 1 + 1 would not equal two.

It is only an assumption that 1+1=2. If we replaced our sensory organs, then we would see a different reality. All of nature surrounding us would seem completely different.

But the force that develops nature can be accepted as absolute, existing outside of us. This force created nature and us in such a form that enables us to study part of nature, to a limited degree. And if we actually want to study nature, then we must rise to the level of this force, for which it is necessary to acquire new abilities.
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