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Add Three More Cities For Yourself

laitman_565_01Torah, Deuteronomy 19:07 – 19:09: Therefore, I command you, saying, “You shall separate for yourself three cities.” And when the Lord, your God, expands your boundary, as He swore to your forefathers, and He gives you all the land of which He spoke to give to your forefathers; if you will keep all this commandment to perform it, which I command you this day, to love the Lord, your God, and to walk in His ways all the days, you shall add three more cities for yourself, in addition to these three.

If a person keeps all the commandments, then he will have more problems, because a bigger egoism will be revealed in him, meaning even more unintentional desires—killers of his soul, for which three additional cities of refuge must be opened.

In principle, what do we reveal in ourselves? Desires that are against spirituality and kill a man in us.

The illumination of the greater Light is a very kind and great deed of the Creator when we begin to reveal in us such desires that we wouldn’t be able to identify as egoistic in any other way. They would have stayed hidden in us. Therefore, by revealing them, we advance faster.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/7/16

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Changing The Thoughts Of Another Person

laitman_627_2Question from Facebook: Can a Kabbalist change the thoughts of other people?

Answer: No. A Kabbalist can help a person change by bringing him to a particular environment and providing an example.

A Kabbalist influences other people only through a higher Sefira by helping them to connect to it. A higher blessed energy descends from there, which balances the person and shows him how to behave correctly in order to be in harmony with nature.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/23/16

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Which Efforts Will Be Crowned With Success?

laitman_219_01Question: In spiritual development, how is it possible to understand which efforts will succeed and which will turn out to be empty?

Answer: In the articles by my teacher Rabash, it is stated very well in which efforts one must invest to discover the next level of existence, which will not happen as abstract theory, but precisely through the elevation of the person to this level.

Nevertheless, the physical body will continue to live in our world on the beastly level, while the person attains the next level of existence internally and establishes himself there forever, feeling the eternal and complete flow of the higher nature. There is no longer any time, movement, or any of the characteristics and features that are typical of our world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Three Cities Of Refuge

laitman_740_01Torah, Deuteronomy 19:02 – 19:03: You shall separate three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you to possess. Prepare the road for yourself and divide into three parts the boundary of your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you as an inheritance, and it will be for every killer to flee there.

We are talking about a person who committed manslaughter. He didn’t plan and execute it; everything happened inadvertently and came from the upper governance. The Creator set him up.

There is a difference in whether a person knew about it in advance and agreed to it.

Of course, the Creator controls everything. However, we need to distinguish clearly whether the crime happened according to the will of a person or not. Suppose, I was building a balcony on the tenth floor strictly according to the calculations, but it collapsed and killed someone. Did I do it deliberately? No. Should I go to jail now? It seems that yes, I should.

However, there is no prison in the Torah. Prisons are not a correction! We see that people, who leave prisons, are even worse criminals and terrorists. Therefore, a person who committed manslaughter should go to a city of refuge.

Three cities were built for such people. It indicates a certain governance of the Creator who wants to separate them from others. This way the Creator draws His line through them. A person should live in this city without the right to get out of it. If he violates this condition, he can be killed.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/7/16

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Are Spiritual Sensations Transmitted?

laitman_260Question: Are spiritual attainments transmitted to the next incarnation of the soul?

Answer: Spiritual sensations are not transmitted, but pass to the next incarnation as Reshimot (remembrances) of information, and the person continues his spiritual development from the previous level.

Suppose that I was born in the 20th century and toward the age of 40 I attained a particular spiritual level. In the next incarnation, I will attain my spiritual level toward the age of 30 thanks to having already learned the wisdom of Kabbalah. This level will be much higher because by that time there will be a general acceleration of the world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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Let Him Escape And Remain Alive

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 19:04: And this is the case of the killer who will flee there, so that he may live: Whoever strikes his fellow [to death] unintentionally, whom he did not hate in times past.

The fellow is one with whom a person who committed the murder had some kind of contact. This action can be identified and analyzed, and if there is no connection between the crime itself and their relationship, then the murder is considered unintentional and the person is not imprisoned.

Torah, Deuteronomy 19:05: As when a man goes with his fellow into the forest to chop wood, and his hand swings the ax to cut down the tree, and the iron flies off the handle, and it reaches his fellow, and he dies he shall flee to one of these cities, and live.

This is very serious damage from one person to another.

The one who caused serious damage to his fellow doesn’t have a choice, there is no way out according to the the laws of the Torah. He has to go to the city of refuge. He must avoid punishment because he committed an unintentional murder. His isolation is his correction. While staying in the city of refuge, he begins to understand that to some degree, he is under the unfavorable control of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/7/16

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Easier Said Than Done

laitman_938_03Question from Facebook: Everything you say sounds very simple, so why is it so hard to fulfill it?

Answer: The point is that the fulfillment of the method is according to our egoistic desires, impulses, and yearnings. In contrast to them, we have to achieve a hearty internal connection with others, in order to create a state between us of mutual attraction toward the center, not to one of us, but to everyone with regard to the others.

This is no simple thing, but this is in what we should engage. Then we will begin to feel that we have great help from nature, from the Creator, since nature and the Creator are the same thing. If we do that, we will feel a new state between us, the next dimension, the upper world, the Creator, and at the same time, we will feel that we exist not in our corporeal body, but external to it. This is to what we aspire.

A fine internal intention is required here, to which a person brings himself after years, until he reaches a state of being detached from himself because the thin wire that connects all our impulses to the ego has to be broken.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/2/17

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Do Not Lose Yourself

laitman_628_4Question: How is it possible to overcome an internal fear of losing yourself that is constantly becoming stronger and overwhelming?

Answer: You will not lose yourself. On the contrary, you will find yourself.

Now you are like a little animal and are only concerned about that. Therefore, at the end of his life, a person experiences great disappointment when he asks himself, “What was I living for? Where is all of this going? What will be left of me?”

Nothing will be left. But attainment of the upper world opens and develops within you a perspective of infinite goodness.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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In What Way Does Reality Differ From Illusion?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is reality? In what way does it differ from illusion?

Answer: Reality differs from illusion as it is perceived by our senses to the degree that we become similar to the upper force.

Let’s imagine the ego as a vessel in which we perceive different effects. If we correct a small part of our ego with regard to the upper impact, we will feel the upper world in that space. We will feel our world in the whole uncorrected part.

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It turns out that a Kabbalist sees two worlds simultaneously. In his uncorrected desires, he sees the corporeal world, and in his corrected desires, he sees the upper world, and that’s the way it is until he fully corrects himself. In both cases, he always feels everything inside his desire.

In order to feel the upper world, we must first restrict our desire (Tzimtzum Aleph), then build a Masach (screen), the Returning Light (Ohr Hozer), and only then can we begin to receive.

Only then will we begin to feel the upper world within us because now an equivalence of attributes is formed between us and the upper world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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What is Reincarnation?

laitman_938_07Question: What is reincarnation or the cycle of the souls?

Answer: We can understand this by the following example: Suppose we attain a bit of ourselves while working in the group of ten, a section of our soul, and then we attach another ten to ourselves and begin to attain more; the transition from a small whole state to the next whole state is called reincarnation or the cycle of the soul.

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This is how the soul seems to wrap itself with larger and larger clothing, with connections to other parts of the general soul until it attains the general common form that is eternal and perfect.

This is exactly where the cycles and the reincarnation of the soul are leading us. It has nothing to do with periods of corporeal life or the physical death of the body, or any of its conditions and development.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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