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Answers To Your Questions, Part 166

Laitman_633_3Question: You have mentioned that the Creator does not exist and there is no one to bring pleasure to. I also heard from you that the Creator suffers more than we do; where does that fact come from? How does it turn out that He doesn’t suffer or that He suffers and doesn’t exist at the same time?

Personally I would like the Creator to exist in my life, because if He does not exist and is not alive, the whole wisdom of Kabbalah would seem uninteresting and practically empty just like our beastly life.

If there is no one except me, I would rather live in this illusion without reaching some upper world. Although I am only 24 and have found the wisdom of Kabbalah at the age of 18, I would like to focus myself on the Creator as on someone who exists and is alive and who feels me, because the other attainments don’t interest me.

I am actually afraid to discover that the Creator does not exist. Does that mean that the wisdom of Kabbalah is not for me? At the moment, I don’t intend to study because there is no guarantee that the Creator actually exists and is alive, but if I heard that the Creator is alive and does exist from you (which is the most important thing for me), then I would study the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Answer: Everything we say about the Creator is not His actual essence and does not say anything about Him, but only about what we can express in our sensations. Later, your feelings will change and you will be able to perceive the complexity of the world, and opposing views will not nullify each other, but will actually begin to complement each other. Then you will have no more questions.

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Soul And Creator

Laitman_060_02Question: Is the concept of Creator connected to the soul? Is humanity found within the soul or the Creator?

Answer: The soul and the Creator are the same thing; only they are divided into several components.

The desire of the soul is a substance that is created by the Creator or the Light. The fulfillment of the soul is the Light or the Creator. And the connection between them depends on our work, and our efforts.

A soul is composed of two parts, substance, meaning the desire to receive with an intention to bestow to others, and ultimately in order to bestow to the Creator, and fulfillment, which is called Light. Absolute fulfillment through the Light is called the Creator.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/6/16

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Altruism – The Basic Law Of Nature

Laitman_712_03We are inside the special system that is called “nature” or “Creator,” which is one and the same. This system is closed, perfect, and constant, and humanity receives reactions and influences from it and develops more and more.

The system works on us, trying to bring us into conformity with it, so that we would feel, attain, and become similar to nature by becoming its active integral parts consciously, according to our decision and through our work.

A person should become a master of this system—all people as one creature. In order to become as perfect as the system of nature, we must connect as one man.

Bestowal to each other, mutual connection and support, up to loving your neighbor as yourself, is the law of the single system in which we exist. This system works on us in order to bring us to its state.

Therefore, the law about loving the neighbor is a mandatory law of development that acts upon us regardless of our desire or reluctance. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to fulfill this law so that the advancement will go by a good way, according to the mutual consent of the Creator and creature. Then our development will be fast and enjoyable.

Through a good or a bad way, sooner or later we still advance getting closer to the qualities of the system of nature. We see that the world is changing all the time, each time revealing more advanced states in order to finally fulfill the compulsory requirement. Altruism, a general connection above all the differences, is the basic law of nature, so it should be carried out among the people as well.

Inanimate matter, plants, and animals exist without freedom of choice, but a person must understand this law and agree with it, so much so that even if he has an opportunity to choose something else, he nevertheless prefers this altruistic law of complete connection with others.

Altruism is the final state of the evolution of nature to which we shall come. Along the way, we always pass through two states, two lines. We enter the left line, sufferings and troubles, and then we understand that it is necessary to connect and rush to the right line.

Humanity moves this way: sometimes brutal regimes arise, and other times more kind and merciful ones. Again and again evil and good replace each other, until finally, after all these sufferings, we would say, “enough!” and will be able to unite completely.

Question: Why is the reaction of the system on human behavior so nonlinear and complicated? One nation doesn’t act in an integral form, and the system hits another nation. Everything is so confusing it is difficult to advance.

Answer: Indeed, advancement is not carried out according to our understanding and feeling, but in accordance with the reason and the sense of the higher degree called “faith above reason.” After all, we advance due to the higher forces of nature. Why did it organize so we can’t see anything on this path?

The Kabbalists explain that if we had an opportunity to see everything, we would never ascend to the higher degree. We would only extend the material horizons on our degree.

However, in order to ascend to the next level, it is necessary to change our internal work program, our desires, intentions, and thoughts. This is impossible to do while staying in the same sense and reason. We need to receive strength from above and constantly improve ourselves with its help.

We can’t receive additional spiritual development with the tools we currently have. It is possible to receive material development though because it happens at the same level. There are smart and stupid people, strong and weak, successful and losers, but all of this doesn’t relate to qualitative development.

Qualitative development is the transition to the next level, like the difference between inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels, or between a fish, a beetle, a dog, and a man. It means this is a qualitative development in the perception of reality, or to be more precise, in the approximation to the upper force that controls everything.

Such a development assumes the renunciation of one’s current degree in order to be included each time more and more in the upper degree. Therefore, we can’t perform the qualitative ascent by ourselves. We can’t understand the upper degree before we rise to it because it is above us. We don’t feel it.

A stone can’t feel how a plant lives. There is a connection between the degrees, but not in the sense and reason. Precisely by annulling my sense and reason, I can receive some kind of foretaste of the next degree.

The way a stone can’t feel a plant and a plant can’t feel an animal, so too a person can’t feel the upper force. Only if we work in order to get closer to it do we cause its reaction and eventually will be in contact with it.

For the first time in history human begins to climb the ladder of nature, from our world to the upper world. The difference here is not the same as between a stone and a plant, but much more qualitative.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/12/17, Lesson on the Topic, “Mismah Arosa,” (Arosa Document)

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Everything Is Ready Come And Get It!

laitman_565_01Question: The Creator, the upper force of nature, treats people as parents treat their children, but parents give their children much more than their children want or understand. Why doesn’t the Creator do that?

Answer: He does! Look at what He gives you: He provides you with scientists who offer you Kabbalah books in your mother tongue.

Kabbalists have prepared all the necessary conditions in order to facilitate a person’s perception of the wisdom of Kabbalah. They answer all the questions and explain things in different ways. This is what the Creator does for you.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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Why Does The Creator Punishes Us?

laitman_527_03Question from Facebook: If the Creator manages everything, why should a person be punished? After all, he has no freedom in his actions.

Answer: If the Creator manages everything, we apparently don’t have anything to do. He will think of everything and we could lie down as comfortably as possible and wait and see what happens later. But we were given egoism, which opposes the Creator. We need to change it so it will resemble Him.

That is our work. If we involve ourselves with that, we will get a good response from the Creator. And if not, then we receive punishment from Him, which forces us to. That is the entire management system.

The Creator leads us to understand where we are, what works, what influences us, and what is required of us. But we also, each one of us, must work together with Him as partners – He and I. So we must imagine we are facing the Creator and He is influencing us by stimulating our thoughts and movements.

Everything that we say, think, and feel comes from Him.

But He also requires a particular response from us. Even though He is also the one who summons the response, we must understand this and connect with it. The result will be that we will be in adhesion with Him. We must constantly live in adhesion with Him.

Then new states will be revealed in our lives and we will see how life becomes more calm, comfortable, balanced, and secure. The only thing we need is to come into direct contact with the Creator. This is something we can do.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/30/16

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You Create Me

laitman_231_04Question: You often say that the Creator doesn’t exist, and on the other hand, sometimes more often, you say that only the Creator exists, that “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). How is it possible to understand this? Does the Creator exist or not?

Answer: The Creator doesn’t exist by itself.

The Creator is what a person creates from his altruistic desires, intentions, and actions. To the degree that he builds those desires, intentions, and actions with his friends, he reveals the Creator.

The amorphous Upper Light that is called “His essence” exists around us always. It is not tangible, it has no form, it is not “clothed” in anything, and it is impossible to attain it. But the Creator is something that a person absorbs through his “sensors,” through his spiritual characteristics, that he creates through an alliance with his friends.

So there is no divinity.  About the Creator, it is said, “You created me.”

There are 2% atheists and 98% believers in the world, but the divinity imagined by those believers doesn’t exist, rather it exists through what is attained with our corrected feelings, and this is called the “Creator” (Boreh) from the words, “Bo” (come) and “Reh” (see). To the degree that a person approaches the characteristics of the Creator and feels Him, to that degree he attains Him, and for him this will be the Creator. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how to attain it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/7/16

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The Four Languages And The Four-Letter Name Of The Creator

laitman_283_01Question: Do the four languages (Tanach, Halacha, Aggadah, Kabbalah) match the levels of the name HaVaYaH?

Answer: Certainly. The four-letter name of the Creator, “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey” or HaVaYaH, absolutely includes within it all the elements of the world, both the spiritual world and our world.

So the four letters of the name of the Creator characterize the four levels of the evolution of matter under the influence of the Upper Light and correspond to the four main languages.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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Who Created The Creator?

laitman_276_02Question: What made the Creator made and who created Him? Is there more than one Creator?

Answer: The Creator was made from a desire to bestow, to enjoy, to love, like a big, kind, warm mother.

Nobody created the Creator, He exists all the time, beyond time, movement, and space. And what was created by Him exists temporarily.

Each one of us can have his own Creator until we unite and realize that all of this is one single force. That is how the world exists.

We need to discover the Creator and come into direct contact with Him. And then you will see who it is and what it is.And the others will achieve direct contact with Him and discover who this is and what this is. And then in the connection between you, you will be able to clarify together whether it is the same Creator for all of you or not, and it will become clear to you that He is one.
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Understanding The Creator

laitman_231_04Question: You say that the Creator has one attribute, “to bring pleasure to the created beings.” The created being’s mission is to develop an internal Masach (screen) and to cease to receive pleasure in order to change his egoistic nature from a desire to receive to a desire to bestow, and thus resemble the Creator.

Doesn’t this lead to a conflict with the Creator? After all, the Creator wants to bring pleasure and the created being refuses to receive it and thereby prevents the Creator from fulfilling His desire.

Answer: We can only speak about the relations between the Creator and the created being from the framework of our mind and our reason, while the true mutual relations between a person and the Creator are attained only above our reason. By acquiring the attribute of bestowal, we become equivalent to the Creator and so we can understand Him and our nature.

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The Creator Is Above Our Feelings

Laitman_025_01Question: Do we bring the Creator contentment by entering a relationship with Him (begin to feel Him)?

Answer: Absolutely, and that’s the only way.

Question: Can we say that the Creator has a desire to delight His created beings? Does He suffer when we suffer since this desire is not fulfilled?

Answer: No, we use this terminology since we have no other way to speak about the Creator. It is said that the Torah uses the language of human beings. The Creator is above our natural feelings.

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