Alienation And Separation Are Nothing But Illusions!

the2520condition2520of2520entering2520the2520upper2520A question I received: A man who knows that the entire world is a single system can begin to correct himself. But what about people who know nothing about it and continue to act incorrectly within the system, harming all the rest?

My Answer: We have to continue our efforts to explain it to them, and the more they understand what is needed for the correct actions, the better off all of us will be.

You have to see the world as part of yourself that’s not yet corrected and therefore seems external to you. However, if you correct it, you will attach yourself to it and feel it as your own part. That’s how it is revealed.

If you truly feel how deeply you are dependent on others, then at that same instant, you will discover that all of them are parts of you, but still out of your control. They’re like your own children, whom you feel as an inseparable part of you, although they disobey you and don’t want to be together with you.

Thus you reveal that all of the souls, all of humanity are parts of your own soul. But you are being purposefully misled by feeling that they are apart from you, that they are strangers. Otherwise, correction would be impossible. If I had felt the entire world as part of me to begin with, I would not have been able to correct anything. My sensation of them being strangers, that there’s distance that separates us, is precisely the reason why it’s easy for me to correct them. If I felt these parts within me, it would be terrible and a very hard thing to do; I wouldn’t be able to touch them.

That’s why the Creator “pulled” them outside of me and gave me an opportunity to relate to them as to strangers. If I wish to bring them closer to me and to receive good influence back from them – that means I’m correcting them. Such an illusion of separation between myself and strangers serves the purpose of my correction, but in reality, they are my own inseparable parts.

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It’s All A Factor Of Society’s Appreciation

children3A question I received: Can you explain to a person logically, before the blows come, that equality, which may seem so dangerous and threatening is in fact not such a bad thing after all? Perhaps, one may even benefit from it?

My Answer: Every person wants to be above the rest, control others, and to use everyone. If he became equal with the rest, he would have nothing with which to fill his desire.

Equality is not a means to create a perfect human society, but it’s purpose is to adhere to the highest force of Nature, the Creator, and to be filled with the sensation of bestowal. A person needs to see that bestowal fills him. If people treat one another like that, they will see that even if they perform acts of bestowal egoistically, they enjoy it nonetheless. Each one feels that he is great, powerful and bestowing – more than anyone else! Clearly, it’s an egoistic sensation. Why do people make good deeds in the first place? Because there’s a value in them: in the form of appreciation and honor from society.

For instance, what good does a million dollar bank account do for you? What will happen to this sum tomorrow? Just think of the positive attitude you would receive if you were to use it to assist others! What sensations of greatness and honor! Your family, your kids, everyone around you would praise and respect you. That’s worth something. If social opinion changes accordingly, people will then value such fulfillment above anything else, since society dictates their behavior through its system of values.

Today above all else, social opinion makes us value money and its quantity. One has a million dollars in his account, the other, ten million! You look at the latter as if he is healthier, smarter and more handsome than the rest. If someone has a billion, he is simply an angel! Not a man of flesh and blood anymore, something unimaginable! Such is our inner nature. You can hate a person, but at the same time honor, respect and aspire to be close to him – it all depends on society’s appreciation!

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Drink Your Green Tea And Be Happy

it20all20comes20back20to20youA question I received: If I feel pleasure from the fact that I subject myself to the Creator, where is my free will here?

My Answer: Certainly it brings pleasure, but pleasure is not the principal issue here. The main factor in your decision is the loftiness and importance of the attribute of bestowal per se. There’s pleasure, no doubt, but the importance of bestowal is a priority.

I am drinking green tea and feel pleasure. Can it be called pleasure, or not? No, it can’t, because I feel satisfaction by knowing that the tea is good for my health. In other words, my pleasure is a result of correction, not of my natural desire to receive that would never allow me to drink such a “disgusting thing.” It means that pleasure derived from the sensation of importance is a result of correction.

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Education By Way Of Dialogue And Discussion

love-is-providing-others-with-the-means-to-fulfill-their-point-in-the-heartA question I received: How can we combine the new method of education with the students’ aspiration to earn good grades, which allow them to continue their education in a university? After all, our entire society is based on competition.

My Answer: To be successful in life a person needs to develop in a manner that is truly free. We are experiencing a crisis in science, education and culture precisely because we do not correctly mold the person.

Modern people can no longer make discoveries in Nature; they are not able to reveal anything because we have made them too narrow, having crammed them into strict boundaries. We have made every single person into a screw and nothing more. He knows what profession to choose to earn more money, the subjects to study in order to make it happen and that is his only goal. But this does not make him happy, only affluent.

The biggest problem is that we do not provide the child with an opportunity to develop on his own: he is not required to invent or imagine anything new. He is quickly crammed full of various knowledge to pass his tests, get good grades and to continue his higher education. By doing so, we destroy the child’s creativity. This becomes a problem – people turn into puppets.

We think that a child must be educated in distinct separate batches and within strict forms: classes, exams, formulas and so on. However, the reality is that our nature cannot stand this approach. And if we do not amend this erroneous system of education, our children themselves will reject it. We see that each new generation despises this system more and more, as we become more and more uncorrected, unable to find ourselves.

It is possible to study geography, history, math and every other subject in a very different manner – creatively. The approach to learning these subjects must be different, in a more social manner. After all, we always say that the world is “round”; similarly, a classroom must be “round” as well consisting of everything. And children must educate themselves in the form of discussions, questions and answers. The educator’s job is to assist them in transitioning from topic to topic.

It is precisely education by way of dialogue, discussion and argument that facilitates a person’s development. This is verified by thousands of years of experience amassed not only by the science of Kabbalah but by many ancient cultures.

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The Intention To Unite Corrects Our Desire

changing-the-world-starts-with-changing-our-intentions1A question I received: I have just completed Kabbalah and Quantum Physics, and began reading The Book of Zohar with your commentary. Could you explain through some concrete example how one should change his qualities to those of bestowal in order to feel, even just for a split second, what the science of Kabbalah describes? I gathered from the books that it is not necessary to change the actions in our lives – we just need to change the intention.

No matter how much I try to find precise instructions about what to do, I cannot find any. Or do the instructions consist of memorizing everything that was told to us by Kabbalists in order to gather all of this knowledge into one whole, and only then to finally begin to feel and understand how the world is arranged and be able to penetrate through matter with his whole soul? Please tell me how you were able to rise above your ego.

My Answer: Perception occurs within a correctly attuned desire: towards connecting with everyone into one whole. This is because a breaking and separation occurred in this connection, and only this separation between us requires correction. Pursuing this goal is called the “intention” (Kavana).

This intention should accompany your studies of Kabbalah, your relationship with your fellows, and your actions in dissemination. Specifically the intention to reach unification, through Ohr Makif, rouses a correction of the desire, and, to the extent that it is corrected, you begin to feel in the desire, the intention (Ohr Hozer) that outlines of the Upper World.

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Use Your Knowledge To Gently Guide People To The Source of All Religions

laitman_2009-05-27_8216_w1A question I received: I am a member of a Chile group; I work as a teacher at the University of Protestant Theology, and have a PhD in Practical Theology. The inner conflict that I have been going through relates to my analysis of everything that I have studied for the last 7 years. I understand that Kabbalah should not interfere with my work as a teacher, but it can’t last indefinitely.

I do teach Christian theology, philosophy, Islam and Orthodox Judaism. My path brings me to a conflict with my friends at work, who consider themselves to be wise. I have decided to openly declare my commitment and endorsement of Kabbalah, as the only divine wisdom, capable of correcting the heart. Today, I handed our newspaper across the department and explained to them my view. A lot is at stake, so here’s my question: “What do you think about my actions?”

My Answer: I am concerned with your future at the university, and more precisely, with your source of income. I understand that you can’t remain professionally what you were, before you came to Kabbalah.

I recommend that you start writing comparative research articles, portraying Kabbalah as the source of all religions, while underscoring the similarities and not the differences. It would add purpose to religion (bestowal and love of fellow man) and help guide people to the means of correction. I wouldn’t criticize religions and would even stay away from them!

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Man’s Physical Actions Have No Effect On Climate Change

we-cannotIn the News (translated from MIGnews): Actual and potential victims of global warming appealed to the UN requesting protection and compensation for rising water levels, drought and other harmful effects of climate change.

My Comment: As recent research shows, none of our actions really have any effect on climate changes. The only thing left is to accept the opinion of Kabbalah that we harm Nature by our egoistic desires, since we set ourselves against it. In fact, a human being is the only egoistic element in Nature, and thus causes a break in Nature’s balance and harmony.

The UN must realistically evaluate information and recognize that climate change doesn’t depend on physical human activities. It must recognize that Nature is forcing us to come to balance by merging our desires and thoughts with Nature, since it is human thoughts and desires that can affect Nature and are the differentiators that separate us from the animal level of Nature.

Only when we start searching for different methods of reaching balance with Nature will we find the only true method offered by Kabbalah, the purpose of which is to cause Nature itself to bring out the force of man’s correction.

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The All-Consuming Crisis!

priestIn the News (translated from MIGnews):Fixation on Crisis” – Recently all events are being considered in connection with the crisis. It feels like the crisis became a basis of our life. In other countries, such as Russia, people try not to talk much about the crisis. Certainly, no one is calling for introducing censorship of crisis related content, but it looks like the entire world has become fixated on the crisis.

By the way, Americans have a so-called “theory of positive thinking.” It states that without positive thoughts you cannot advance and will surely not get out of any crisis, whether it’s personal, national, or global.

My Comment: The matter is not in the crisis itself, but in humanity’s state of becoming totally interconnected. Therefore, until we bring our interconnection to equivalence with the qualities of Nature, which are mutual and kind, our condition will continue to worsen. Moreover, it is impossible to convert egoism to altruism with the forces of our world! Only the force that created egoism is able to change it. This force is drawn upon us through the study of Kabbalah because Kabbalah studies this force’s properties and how to draw its influence upon a person.

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How To Live In The New Global Village

international-kabbalah-congress70x70_preview1Egoism became a factor of imbalance, but it doesn’t mean it has to be annulled, we just have to adjust the way we are using it.

Egoistic desire is growing within us and if we don’t “re-set the program” accordingly, each period of its growth will aggravate our condition, which has a lot to be desired as it is. The law of harmonious existence in Nature means that until we install the program called “humanistic interaction” we won’t launch the system.

The fundamental principle of such interaction is relating to another human being as to a close member of your family. Whereas the current system sets conditions for one person using another, the new one will make it unthinkable. It will be tantamount to putting your hand into a flame or stealing from your son.

In the end, we will lose if we stick to the old rules of playing the game. We may continue to fight one another as if someone is good and someone is bad, and exploit one another. As long as the ties between us are severed, nothing will help us and the crisis will deepen. Therefore, we are left with only one choice – to unite by rising above our ego. The true bond means that we behave like people in a “small village” where everyone takes care of one another.

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The One True Science That Can Reveal The World

russia1A question I received: What is the reason for the multitude of presumptions with regard to the science of Kabbalah?

My Answer: Baal HaSulam explains this in many of his articles. Because the science of Kabbalah remained concealed for a long time, humanity tried to find explanations for this hidden wisdom. Since it is hidden, it was thought that it must have some evil powers that should not be put into action, and that if it were revealed to an evil person, he would be able to use it to the detriment of others, like, for example, the curse of “Pulsa de Nura” and others.

How silly it is to believe such things in our times! But to this day there are people who are convinced that it is possible to do lots of damage to the whole world through these actions, and that it all came from Kabbalah.

In addition, Kabbalists themselves were determined to distance the people from the science of Kabbalah and to give them a chance to reveal their extreme ignorance. They gave people an opportunity to figure out their inner confusion and to discover their limitations, mature towards the truth, and to find it on their own, through personal experience, rational thought, and common sense. In essence, throughout all human history, people have been striving to find the truth, which has still not been revealed.

After all, we know that even our sciences develop with the help of our imagination. A scientist imagines some theory, begins to check his presumptions, and thereby makes some discovery. This is called “performing research to confirm a hypothesis” – research through the imagination. Only the science of Kabbalah does not develop through the imagination, since it is impossible to imagine anything pertaining to the spiritual world beginning from the material world.

Therefore, by revealing all suppositions, a person comes to the only science that does not contain anything unreal, and in which everything is revealed only directly from experience, and not from theories or assumptions.

Another aspect that makes Kabbalah amazing is the fact that it reveals a new world within a person’s new quality, the quality of bestowal.
Kabbalists were interested in having people consider the science of Kabbalah to be everything it was not, so that through this confusion and exclusion, they would clarify what it actually is and come to reveal it when the world was ready for it, which is today.

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