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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/31/17, Part 1

laitman_547.04Question: Does the soul have volume?

Answer: The volume of the soul is measured by the degree of its bestowal above egoism. If a person’s egoism is great and he has the ability to transcend it and bestow through its help, it is valued as a great soul.

Question: How much time is required to ascend the spiritual levels if we are regularly studying the wisdom of Kabbalah? Is there an average or is it all individual?

Answer: There is no such measure. It is an individual ascent that depends solely on your efforts.

Question: Why is it that on one hand I know that the Creator exists and is hiding Himself from me even though I do not feel that, and on the other hand, I feel what happens to me directly and do not connect it with the Creator?

Answer: The Creator does not hide from you, rather it is you who are hiding Him. Everything that happens to you is done by the Creator.

Question: Where does the “self” come from? What is the reason for its creation?

Answer: The “self” is simply an egoistic desire, a feeling of self that is revealed through the four phases of the Ohr Yashar (Direct Light).

Question: Is it possible to develop and improve on one’s own?

Answer: No. If you are alone, you have no connection with the Creator.

Question: If the world exists only within me, do all of the sciences. including the wisdom of Kabbalah. also exist only within me?

Answer: Correct.

Question: I read that the Creator suffers much more than we do because He is forced to move us through suffering. How should I understand this?

Answer: Indeed, our sufferings are felt more in the Creator than in us because He is the totality of nature, while we are only a small part of Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17

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Laitman_177.13Question: What is happiness?

Answer: Happiness is a state in which I can fulfill others and fulfill the Creator through others.

Question: The material world constantly pulls me in. Why did the Creator create it?

Answer: He specifically created it so that it would pull you in, so that you would oppose it and try to act such that the upper world would pull you in.

Question: What is the role of human diversity in this world?

Answer: We are fragments of one general system of the soul, Adam, and therefore we are different. From this state, we need to connect together again into one common general system.

Question: Is it possible to coax the higher forces so that I can be at the right time in the right place?

Answer: It depends on a person’s destiny, which is determined according to many parameters, especially his soul, how much it was developed in previous states, and how much the general soul that is called Adam requires his or her participation in the general correction.

Question: Do all the higher forces support us equally? Is it possible to create a connection with everyone?

Answer: There is one higher power, the Creator, and the rest of these forces are derived from Him; therefore, it is necessary to take account of Him alone. All the rest of the forces are called Malachim (angels). They have no freedom of choice.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17

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Create The Creator Within Yourself

Laitman_509Question: What does it mean that we create the Creator?

Answer: In reality there is no Creator. The extent to which I can sense the upper Light and correct myself to be similar to it is the part within me that is called the Creator or Boreh (“bo-reh” – come and see).

The revelation of the Creator occurs according to my properties becoming similar to His properties. If there are no such properties currently within me, then there is no Creator within me.

Question: On one hand you say that we create the Creator within us. On the other hand, you say that the Creator does everything: all thoughts come from Him and He controls all people’s actions. There is a contradiction here. How can it be resolved?

Answer: It is very simple. As a matter of fact, the Creator acts the same way I act toward Him. He is the unchangeable force that fills everything, preserves everything within Him, and becomes revealed only to the extent that I move toward Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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Why Isn’t The Creator An Egoist?

laitman_285.03Question: Is the Creator developing and changing?

Answer: The Creator is not changing. We are the ones who are changing relative to Him and we can ascribe these changes to Him. But in fact, there are no changes in Him. It is an absolutely pure and unchanging upper Light.

We can compare this to the sun we are looking at alternately with and without sunglasses, but the Light does not change when you do this.

Question: Why isn’t the Creator an egoist?

Answer: It is because He is perfect. It is a force that consists of the property of bestowal and love because it is its nature. Since it does not have a desire to receive or enjoy at the expense of someone or something, it cannot be negative.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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How Many Names Does The Creator Have?

Laitman_020Question: What does “the names of the Creator” mean? How many names does the Creator have?

Answer: Everything existing in the universe are the Creator’s names because everything we experience comes from Him. Whether we are talking about colors, sounds, shapes, and so on, these are all manifestations of the Creator.

Question: Then why is it written in the Kabbalistic books that the Creator has 72 names?

Answer: This is different. Depending on the readiness of your desire to be similar to the Creator, in proportion to this similarity, you can begin feeling Him. The greatest sensation of the Creator is expressed in 72 names, which is His general manifestation on the high level.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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What Does The Creator Look Like?

laitman_250Question: Have any of the great Kabbalists ever seen the Creator with their own inner vision? What does He look like? Maybe this is silly, but I desperately want to somehow imagine Him. If a drop of water is the reduced analog of an ocean, then there must be a visible analog of the personality of the Creator.

Answer: First, the Creator has no personality. Secondly, when we, without understanding, imagine something, we cannot “point” something to the Creator. The Creator is nothing other than the quality of connection, bestowal, and love. It is something non-objective, without any volume or image. It is a quality we can identify in a person who possesses it.

In other words, if there is the quality of bestowal in whatever measure, strength, or power in you, then it can be said that the Creator is embodied in you and in this part He exists within you.

Question: Can a person see that the Creator is embodied in him?

Answer: No, seeing it is impossible. Only when an individual attains the quality of bestowal and love, can he, from within himself, sense with his inner vision how much the Creator exists in him, and even measure it.

The fact is that the wisdom of Kabbalah enables the measurement of qualities, sensations, strengths of desires, screens, the distance from and closeness to the force of love or the force of rejection, and so forth. Ultimately, they all give us the picture of similarity of form or movement toward unity with the Creator. A person can sense how close or how far from understanding the “Creator.”

Question: Can it be said that there is the Creator and there are His qualities?

Answer: No. When we say “Creator” we mean qualities. On the material level we also see only qualities, it only seems to us that these are objects. In fact, these are all forces.

Everything is composed of two forces: the force of reception and the force of bestowal. Their interactions create all manner of forms for us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 1/21/18

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For Those Who Pray

232.1Question from Facebook: According to you there is no God. If God doesn’t exist, to whom and for what do people pray?

Answer: A god that we can imagine and depict to ourselves does not exist. God is the force of bestowal and love that exists around us, but we don’t feel. We need to discover it within us to the degree that we become equal with its characteristics, then God will exist for us.

Question: What is prayer for you?

Answer: Prayer is a request to the Creator that He correct you and make you similar to Himself, i.e., bestowing and loving.
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Answers To Your Questions, Part 206

Laitman_036Question: I know it is not possible to attain and perceive the Light without darkness. I know that without suffering (descents) it is impossible to rise to the next level.

The question is: why is the birth of a child painful for all parties, the growth of the muscles painful and destroys old structures, and illness (if we consider it to be a positive indication from the Creator that one should notice and correct) always painful in any case?

If there are no “bad jokes” in nature, why does the Creator torment us?

Answer: The Creator is nature; we associate the way we feel to Him, as if He feels the way we do. The problems of the still, vegetative, and animate are derived from spiritual actions, and therefore, we cannot avoid them.

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Does The Creator Have Emotions?

laitman_282.02Question: Does the Creator have emotions?

Answer: We do not speak about the Creator. Regarding us, the Creator has no emotions. He is the absolute to whom we attribute our feelings, our actions, our thoughts, because it is convenient for us.

But in Him, there is nothing, and His attitude toward us is absolutely the same. He does not change, He is perfect. Therefore, His attitude toward us can be called absolute love, bestowal, and a good influence.

Saying that the Creator is angry, the Creator is dissatisfied, the Creator needs to do this or that, we speak from ourselves, because it is so much easier for us to direct ourselves to something that also changes in accordance with our actions. But in fact, there are no changes.

Moreover, the Creator is completely indifferent to how we behave and what we do. We ourselves begin to attain: “I need to behave differently; I have to be better, to rise above, etc. What do I attain, how does the world change?” But the Creator is above all our greatest intentions. It does not affect Him.

When we say that we want to give pleasure to the Creator, to bestow something to Him, to love Him—it is all about changing a person, and that is it!
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17

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There Is None Else Besides Him

laitman_222.0Question: What does it mean “There is none else besides Him”?

Answer: That’s exactly what we must discover. In other words, there exists a cause to everything that you could possibly imagine, and this cause is a single, sole source.

This cause arranges, decides, accomplishes, and functions in everything, and it is called “There is none else besides Him.” Who is He?—the force of bestowal and love. Those are His qualities with respect to us. Aside from that, we know nothing about Him.

Question: How am I supposed to work with that?

Answer: You need to constantly reveal Him in every situation, in every action, intention, and thought—in everything—with the understanding that there is a single cause to everything. After all, our nature is matter, the desire to receive, and what brings it into action in all its forms is that same single force besides which nothing else exists.

Why does this force animate matter? Because it wants to push the material world toward unity. Why? It prepared for matter the ability to attain that same single force that is the cause of everything, but the matter has to attain the state of unity first.

And then this matter, to the extent to which it is connected in spite of its resistance, attains “There is none else besides Him,” this single force, and while attaining it, experiences itself existing and in control.

Moreover, above its own experience of existence, it also attains what it means to exist and be in control of all of reality, since that same reason, “There is none else besides Him,” gives this matter, this creation, the ability to be on His level, on the level of the Creator. And then the entire world, the entire created desire to receive, is in control of that same desire and not under the control of the Creator. That is what is meant by perfection.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/15/17, “Lesson on the Topic: “Hanukkah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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