Reality Is Imaginary

Reality Is ImaginaryI recommend for everyone to watch my last lecture at the Odessa congress, on the perception of reality. This topic is becoming more and more attractive to people, especially the younger generation. People are beginning to feel and realize that we are not living in the complete reality, but in a partial and deformed part of it.

I received very impressive questions about this from a former classmate. He experienced a severe electric shock, after which he started seeing through objects and even feeling the future to some degree. He had always been a skeptic, but after the electric shock (by a powerful magnetic field), he began to perceive additional forces that exert an influence on the world.

The topic of perception of reality helps us not only to realize how limited our perception is, but also to understand that all the spiritual worlds are inside us, and exist together with us in the same dimension that we are now in. We can reveal them by revealing new “altruistic” properties inside us; through these properties we will feel the additional worlds. The method of revealing these new, altruistic properties within is Kabbalah.

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The Difference Between Spiritual and Physical Growth Is the Qualities One Develops

Dr. Michael LaitmanTwo questions I received on educating children and understanding their growth process:

Question: I’m a teacher. What is the best way to teach and educate young children (from the age of 5 to 12) within the framework of a profane school today?

My Answer: Through personal example – your goal and meaning in life.

Question: We learn that one reveals a completely new world on each level of advancement because one’s qualities undergo a fundamental change. So why is it that on our earthly level, the things that happen to a child in the first years of life lay a mark on him for the rest of his life, and it’s practically impossible to change his character traits later on? Why aren’t his qualities renewed when he grows up?

My Answer: It’s because everything in our world is pre-programmed. When a creature grows on the animate level, it develops the same qualities. However, when one grows spiritually, one increases his equivalence to the Creator and gains completely new qualities.

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You Are Welcome to Help Yourself

You Are Welcome to Help YourselfQuestions I received on different projects people would like to see completed by our Kabbalah Academy:

Question: Why doesn’t your website have all the chapters of the Talmud Eser Sefirot, and where can I find the entire Talmud Eser Sefirot in English?

My Answer: All of the translations are done by our friends. This is an enormous job, and in order to accomplish it we would need a whole group of people to work on it full time. We just don’t have the funds to make this happen. Whoever considers this project a priority is welcome to finance it, and we can provide the workers who can complete this project.

Question: Is it possible for your site to display a map of the world showing all the participants of the virtual friends’ gatherings in real time, represented by blinking dots on the map?

My Answer: If someone can create this map, then we will be happy to display it on our site. There are many good projects, but there aren’t enough funds from the Maaser nor people who can work to complete all the projects. You’re welcome to help us in both ways, or try to do it on your own.

Question: The books that help correct us are the books of Ari, Baal HaSulam, and Rabash. When will these books be available in English?

My Answer: When we have the people and the funds for it. You’re welcome to help (yourself)!

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Kabbalah Congress in the UK

UK CongressDear friends! The first ever Kabbalah Congress in the UK will be held in Blackpool from November 7th – 9th, 2008.

All our friends are invited to join and celebrate the next step of a united World Kli!

“Shana Tova!” or “Happy New Year!”

The Bnei Baruch organization, in conjunction with TAPUZ –, a leading Israeli website, has launched a competition of video clips that congratulate people with the upcoming Rosh HaShanah – the Israeli New Year.

We ask all our friends to participate in the competition and post their videos on this website, congratulating people with the New Year. The videos can be in English, Hebrew, or without any words. Good luck!

The above video shows my student – the famous singer and song writer Arkady Duchin. He stars in a weekly TV show at our studio called “Let’s Make a Song.” On this show he writes lyrics and music to a new song together with a group of children, and then they perform it together. The children are my students’ children, and you can also see them at my Kabbalah lessons for children.

Worldwide Map of Bnei Baruch

Map of the World KliHere’s an interactive map of the world Kli that was made by our friends in Germany. By clicking on “All Contacts” at the bottom right, you can view all the contact addresses. When you move the mouse over any point on the map, the local group’s contact information appears at the bottom of the page.

Please notify us of any additions that should be made, and we’ll be sure to update the map!

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Kabbalah and the Earthly Sciences

Kabbalah and the Earthly SciencesA question I received: In a previous blog entry you wrote, “Kabbalah welcomes things that were derived from experience or strictly scientific research.” Can you please elaborate on what exactly Kabbalah welcomes in regular science?

My Answer: 1. Everything that’s necessary for the body’s animate existence (that is, for its minimal, normal existence), according to the law “Necessity is neither praised nor condemned” (Echrahi – Lo Igune Ve Lo Ishubah). Just like it’s the case with animals, when man consumes to the extent of his body’s animate desires, he is in balance with the nature, with the Creator, and hence this is welcomed by Kabbalah.

2. Everything relating to the body’s desires (such as food, sex, and family) that exceeds the normal needs, is superfluous. Hence it is harmful for the body and the soul, as well as for all of the surrounding nature, and it makes man imbalanced with nature. These excesses usually appear under the influence of society.

3. Besides the bodily desires, there are additional desires that emerge in man because he lives in society. If he lived alone in the woods, then these desires would never emerge in him. There are the desires for wealth, fame, power, and knowledge.

Desires 2 and 3 disrupt nature’s balance on the level of our world and prevent man from coming out of his egoism. The earthly science is developed precisely to fulfill desires 2 and 3 – it is developed by man’s egoistic incentives, and hence it is harmful to man.

Imagine that man did not intend to wage war, make money, or win scientific awards and prizes. Then science would never make any progress. Hence science will soon enter a crisis, its present form will due out, and the science of Kabbalah will reemerge to the forefront. I am explaining this very briefly and hence unconvincingly, but I advise you to learn about this in more detail by listening to my lessons on Baal HaSulam’s article “Kabbalah as Compared with Other Sciences”.

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