It’s All About The Intention

why-didnt-the-monkeys-come-down-from-the-trees1A question I received: Are you saying that any utilization of science disturbs the balance with nature? For instance, naturopathy is based on harmony with nature, on using natural remedies, – so how can it hurt nature?

My Answer: The point is not whether or not we use helpful or harmful substances. After all, all medicinal remedies are essentially poisons. The symbol of medicine is a poisonous snake, i.e. the most harmful creature in Nature. But while poison is deadly for a healthy body, it turns into medicine for an ailing body. It’s all about how we use what we take from Nature. Even the most helpful substances cause harm when used egoistically.

Therefore, it’s the intention of our actions that counts: for the benefit of humanity (Nature) or for one’s own benefit. You cannot simultaneously have both. It all depends on what lies at the foundation of your actions: egoism or love of others.

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Man Is To Blame For Abnormal Behaviors In Nature

soulIn the News (translated from Naukanews): Abnormal behavior of the Sun, observed in recent years, doesn’t fit any of the existing models and is fraught with unpredictable consequences. The anomaly seems endless. We see increasing evidence of fundamental misunderstanding by modern science of processes happening in stars in general and in the Sun, in particular.

My Comment: Man, as the highest being of Nature, influences the behavior of the still, vegetative and animate levels of Nature with his desires and thoughts. The behavior of the Sun and Nature as a whole are rooted in man’s behavior – therefore, we shouldn’t expect good results!

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The One Science That Can Change The World

remindsA question I received: You said that Baal HaSulam completely overturned how the science of Kabbalah was disseminated and directed it to a completely new level. Must dissemination come to a new level in our time also?

My Answer: As opposed to all Kabbalists before him, Baal HaSulam elevated Kabbalah to the level of a modern scientific method. He described it in modern language and as such, he gave us the opportunity to use it to change the world.

We have come to the complete destruction of the previous social system but still don’t know how to build a new system. It is this state of not knowing that could lead us into a world war.

This is why the science of Kabbalah is being revealed now.  It explains how we can correct all of what was built on the basis of human egoism. The only thing we have to do is to fulfill the method that will allow us to build new, appropriate connections between us. Then we will be aligned to the new integral, global world.

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Death Of The Body Should Be Like Cutting Our Hair

laitman_2009-05-xx_ny_5048A question I received: What does it mean to reveal Nature?

My Answer: To reveal Nature means to reveal the general law of Nature in which we are included and to reveal ourselves at a different stage.  In other words, it means to reveal reality in its true form, as opposed to its perception in our five corporeal senses. In that sense, we are no different that animals.

What makes us different from animals today is our egoistic desire to use all of Nature for our own benefit, the petty and narrow profit. But we have to learn to rise above this egoistic force that is within us all.

If we turn this egoistic force into a force of bestowal and love of our  neighbor, we will rise above our nature, attain bestowal, and become similar to the Creator, which is the general and the Upper Force of Nature. It is called “to reveal the Creator” in everyone. By that, one reveals the Upper Quality of bestowal in oneself and reaches an eternal and perfect life, as the Creator and as all of Nature.

Even when one loses his material animate body, he does not feel that he lacks for something, because this corporeal life is the smallest, worst and most insignificant form of life.

Rabash used an example of cutting the hair or nails.  Because the hair and nails represent the vegetative part on the animate part of the body, a person does not feel pain when he cuts them because the vegetative part is one level below the animate.

In the same way, when we rise above the animate level of Nature to the level of the Creator, we will stop perceiving the loss of our material life as an important and meaningful event.  But, until we have risen to this higher degree, we will continue to attach importance to it.

Once we rise to this next higher degree, we will realize that the only reason for us to remain in this life will be for the necessity of disseminating the knowledge of Kabbalah and the need for bestowal, in which case this opportunity will still exist. If this was not necessary and our corporeal body was to die, we would feel its death no more than what we feel when we cut our nails or hair.

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My Visit With Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

While in New York, I visited with Amit Goswami, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of theoretical physics at the University of Oregon and a member of its Institute of Theoretical Science.

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In recent years, Dr. Goswami and other revolutionary scientists have ventured into the domain of the spiritual in an attempt both to interpret the seemingly inexplicable findings of their experiments… and to validate their intuitions about the existence of a spiritual dimension of life.

A prolific writer, teacher and visionary… Dr. Goswami has appeared in the movies What the Bleep do We Know?, The Dalai Lama Renaissance, and the just released documentary The Quantum Activist.

He is a pioneer of a self-styled multidisciplinary scientific paradigm called “science within consciousness.” He authored the very popular textbook entitled Quantum Mechanics,  which is used by many universities the world over. His two-volume work entitled The Physicist’s View of Nature studies the fall and re-emergence of the idea of God in science.

Dr. Goswami has also penned many popular books stemming from his research in quantum physics and consciousness: The Self-Aware Universe, The Visionary Window, Physics of the Soul, Quantum Creativity and The Quantum Doctor. In his latest book God is Not Dead he discusses what quantum physics says about our roots, and how we should lead our lives.

In his personal life, Dr. Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation.