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There Is No Going Back In Spirituality

laitman_622.02Question: Is the path of a Kabbalist in one direction? If you cross the border between the physical and the spiritual world, is there any way back?

Answer: Who would want to descend from the level where the nature of the upper world, the leadership system, the past, the present, and the future, and the Creator, the force that manages everything, is revealed to him—if he can actually see and participate in all that?

The Book of Zohar calls the people of this world creatures whose pupils are turned inward, into themselves, and refers to Kabbalists as to those whose eyes look outward and see what is really going on. It is impossible to convey the harmony, the happiness, and the attainments that a Kabbalist discovers, which is indeed a great reward.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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When You Attain, Then You Will Know

laitman_547.03Question: How is it possible to know to what part of the soul a person belongs?

Answer: When you will attain, then you will know. If a person is drawn forward and understands that there is nothing else in the world for him besides the attainment of the Creator and his place in creation, this is a sign that everything is in order with his soul.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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The Great Goal – To Bring Enjoyment To The Creation

Twelve Tribes In One Nation, Part 1Torah, Deuteronomy 26:8 – 26:11: And the Lord brought us out from Egypt with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, with great awe, and with signs and wonders. And He brought us to this place, and He gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground which you, O Lord, have given to me.” Then, you shall lay it before the Lord, your God, and prostrate yourself before the Lord, your God. Then, you shall rejoice with all the good that the Lord, your God, has granted you and your household you, the Levite, and the stranger who is among you.

“Brought the first of the fruit of the ground” means to bring intention for all. By bestowing to all, I bestow to the Creator.

Naturally, the Creator, in fact, does not need any fruit. In the corporeal world, they were brought to distribute among the people.

Question: But man exists to enjoy…?

Answer: The Torah does not address a person who wants to enjoy. It requires a completely different attitude.

One can refer to it only if one wants to reach the meaning of life. Otherwise everything is useless, one will only distort it! If one starts interpreting it in his own egoistic manner, he will receive a completely different Torah.

Question: So do I come to the Torah with pain, with a broken heart?

Answer: You do it only with a desire to comprehend the meaning of your existence and to reach its root—the force that guides you! Otherwise, you will “rewrite” it and you will end up having thousands of religions.

Question: Then what does the goal to bring enjoyment to the creation mean?

Answer: To bring enjoyment to the creation is a great goal of a person who knows what to do, how to help others, and how to lead them to adhesion with the Creator, with the quality of bestowal and love that will live in a person and guide his actions. Then a person starts to feel he is at the next level of existence in a completely different world: unlimited by time, life, or death.

Question: Is it hard work?

Answer: If you do it alone, then it’s incredibly hard work, but if you do it together, then it’s very easy. Psychologically, a new approach is required here.

The most important thing is not the work itself, but the right attitude to this task. When a person comes to understand that everything is resolved only together, then everything becomes easy at once.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/9/16

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Ten Sefirot Of A Kabbalist

laitman_250Question: Does a Kabbalist possess the characteristics of the nine upper Sefirot?

Answer: Certainly. All ten Sefirot exist within him. The highest is Keter (the Creator). The lowest is Malchut (himself). The remaining eight Sefirot are the connection between him and the Creator.

Keter is the highest Sefira within which the Kabbalist attains the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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“Your Ox Will Be Slaughtered Before Your Eyes”

laitman_555Torah, Deuteronomy 28:31: Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat from it. Your donkey will be snatched right in front of you, and it will not return to you. Your flock will be given over to your enemies, and you will have no savior.

This is about the fact that a person cannot use his animalistic state correctly for the sake of bestowal.

Everything that once was his spiritual wealth descends to the level of egoistic values. This happens in the event a person falls from the spiritual degree intended for him and cannot master it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/7/16

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The Point Of Choice

laitman_740.01Torah, Deuteronomy 28:29: You will grope at midday, as the blind man gropes in the dark, and you will be unsuccessful in your ways. You will be only oppressed and robbed all the days, and no one will save [you].

To enter the land of Israel means to reach the desires that can be directed toward bestowal and love and at the same time reveal the Creator between them. If we can master the upper light that surrounds us, then we will be in heaven, and if not, we will be in hell. It is one of the two states.

Question: Is it that a person must think repeatedly about whether he should go to the land of Israel or not. Or is he already going there and cannot turn back, saying: “I cannot”?

Answer: He cannot turn back, just as today we cannot do anything; whatever stands before us is what it is. Let’s say we are moving toward war. Can we move toward peace? We can. But what do we choose? We choose one of the two. However, one of the two is still before us.

Question: Nevertheless, are we told: “Are you moving toward war?”

Answer: No. We have either a blessing or a curse. The same thing is true here: if you cannot succeed, then you will be thrown back many degrees in order to begin ascending again.
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Signs Of Progress In The Study

laitman_219.01Question: How can I check whether I am making progress in studying Kabbalah? How is progress measured?

Answer: A sign of progress in the study is a change in your attitude to life. The more I understand that life is much longer than the time between my birth and my death, the more ready I am to exit these limitations; the more deeply I get to know my life and discover the hidden forces that impact this world, the more I have progressed.
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/26/17, Part 1

laitman_281_02Question: In your opinion is it possible to overcome the ego in the present stage of human development?

Answer: It is not necessary to overcome the ego, it is necessary to accept it as a partner. Like the American saying: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”; if you cannot beat it, make it into an ally.

Question: Who manages and how?

Answer: The Creator manages the person and the person manages the Creator.

Question: In my youth I decided that love is happiness, and happiness is making the object of your love happy. Is that accurate?

Answer: You are not mistaken. That is correct at the worldly level.

Question: In managing the ego, what role do the Reshimot (reminiscences) play?

Answer: The Light that influences us activates more and more new Reshimot (information data). Thanks to that, all kinds of thoughts and sensations are brought to life.

Question: In what way is the Creator’s management of a person different in the way of suffering and in the way of pleasure?

Answer: These two ways are the right and left lines in the middle of which the Creator manages us, just as we manage a horse with two reins.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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“The Lord Will Strike You…”

laitman_207Torah, Deuteronomy 28:27:The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with hemorrhoids, with oozing sores, and with dry lesions, from which you will be unable to be cured.

This means that at all levels the desire will be turned inside out and all your intentions that you could direct to bestowal, love, and connection with the Creator will turn into egoistic qualities that will humiliate and subdue you.
On the material level, all of this appears on the skin because skin is Malchut, the outermost layer.

Torah, Deuteronomy 28:28: The Lord will strike you with insanity, with blindness, and with bewilderment.

Insanity is damage on the level of the head (Mocha).

Blindness means that you see and feel nothing; that is, you cannot choose correctly and make decisions.

Bewilderment is an inability to analyze what is happening to you. You lose yourself completely, like a person who has gone mad and doesn’t know where he is and who he is. However, even this state is often absent in a madman.

In other words, a person who wanted to ascend to a higher degree was unable to take this height and shattered into pieces. However, he had to master it because it was up to him.
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If You Do Not Ascend To A Spiritual Degree….

Laitman_002Torah, Deuteronomy 28:32: Your sons and daughters will be given over to another people, and your eyes will see [this] and long for them all day long, but you will be powerless.

The Torah lists the losses that are expected at different levels if you do not ascend to one or another spiritual degree.

You could connect with your friends and with your people and make a common Kli (vessel) in which the Creator would be revealed. Instead, new opposite qualities are revealed to you and you lose everything that you had.
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