From Earthly To Heavenly Judgment

laitman_2009-03_79521A question I received: If a person who is a judge by profession starts to study Kabbalah, should he change the criteria he applies in his work?

My Answer: He should practice law according to the laws of his country and the norms accepted by his society. The earthly judgment will remain in place until society will rise to the level of heavenly judgment.

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Can Those Who Suffer Save The World?

there-are-no-idols-in-kabbalahA question I received: How can someone who feels bad and is suffering from the crisis pass on the message and the method of becoming good? After all, you don’t ask a poor person advice on how to make money!

My Answer: A person who feels bad doesn’t have the method of correction. Otherwise, he would feel good. In fact, the correction of the world depends entirely on how we feel inside.

However, if a person knows that this suffering is related to his lack of correction, the shift from egoism to bestowal, then he has to share this knowledge and feeling with others.

Therefore, it is everyone’s duty and obligation to disseminate this wisdom to everyone.

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A Study Of “Generosity Pills” Points To The Source Of Perfect Fulfillment

kabbalah-for-everybodyIn the News (from Claremont University):Oxytocin: Trust, Touch and the Economy” Claremont researcher and oxytocin expert Paul Zak and his colleagues discovered that doses of the naturally-produced hormone oxytocin made people more trustworthy, and thus more likely to give money to strangers. This, in turn, causes us to reciprocate the ‘trusted’ feeling. With an added dose of oxytocin, subjects’ generosity to strangers increased up to 80%.

My Comment: This once again confirms that our goal is not money, but pleasure and fulfillment. If a person is fulfilled, then he is not interested in green pieces of paper. On the contrary, if these pieces of paper don’t bring him pleasure and fulfillment, then he doesn’t need them.

The same is true for other sources of pleasure, such as power, fame, and knowledge. Therefore, the conclusion to be made from this is that we have to look for the perfect fulfillment. What is that?

It is the Creator, who is the Source of perfect fulfillment. By revealing Him, we will find everything we ever wanted and more.

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The Most Productive Type Of Communication

now-you-can-share-perceptions-over-the-internet1In the News (from Technology Review): Office workers who make time to chat face to face with colleagues may be far more productive than those who rely on e-mail, the phone, or Facebook, suggests a study carried out by researchers at MIT and New York University. This study showed that employees at an IT company who completed tasks within a tight-knit group that communicated face to face were about 30 percent more productive than those who did not communicate in a face-to-face network.

My Comment: There is one kind of communication that is even more productive. It is called Pe Al Pe – “from heart to heart.” It is when you feel the desires of another person, and these desires give you the opportunity to perceive the Creator through them. You then step out of yourself to the surrounding, Upper World.

The fact is that the only thing that was created was one desire. This desire then broke into parts in order to give each one of us the opportunity to step outside ourselves and perceive the Creator.

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How To Broaden Your Perception

laitman_2009-03_7952Our world is something we imagine and create within us out of material images and inner sensations (thoughts and desires). A baby or an undeveloped person are influenced by physical images. However, a developed adult can be moved by an event that is removed from him by time and space.

This lets us understand why most people who harm nature don’t sense that they are inflicting damage directly to themselves. It is because the human perception of the world is extremely narrow and limited.

However, when these people unite with others, who are more sensitive and developed, they will be able to adopt their perception of the world and forestall the damage they are causing themselves. Moreover, the correct environment has the power to make us treat one another kindly, even though our nature and our perception of the world are opposed to this attitude.

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New Princeton Study: Thoughts Influence Matter

a-woman-can-advance-independentlyIn the News (from Gizmag): A lamp that reads your mind…maybe” The Psyleron Mind Lamp changes color due to the power of the human mind. Researchers at Princeton University developed the Mind Lamp, which has a microprocessor that checks for statistical patterns in the REG. This causes the lamp to change its color and move through deep shades of white, red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, and magenta. The internal REG can be influenced by the human mind whether by intention, emotion, thought or subconscious processes.

My Comment: Of course, it is precisely our thoughts and desires (the mind and the heart) that influence the world. It is impossible to influence the world through physical actions.

And this is the source of our problems: we can limit or change our physical actions, but how can we control our thoughts and desires? Only the Upper Force, which created us and our nature, is able to change them. The science of Kabbalah gives us this possibility.

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