Love, Family And The Purpose Of Creation

laitman_2008-11_wife-olga_100A question I received: In old times, a man could buy a wife and marriages were arranged by parents. But love can only happen in relation to a specific individual.

In today’s world, marriages aren’t always created for the sake of love. Sometimes it’s because the woman gets pregnant in order to force the man to marry her. Other times, a marriage is required in order to be able to move from one place to another. There are other examples. So you have created a family and now you must protect it. What if feelings arise toward another person when you are already a “cell in the society”? Then, what is a family and what is love?

My Answer: Throughout history, humanity has treated the family as a cell within a society that must be created and developed. In any nation or culture, love was never the motivation for starting a family. The purpose behind family was to be able to exist within the framework of this world.

Today, we are on the brink of realizing another goal: the purpose of the family living for the sake of reaching the Upper World. But while we are still on the threshold, we must free ourselves from the old relationships within the family and realize the purpose of the new, higher goal. At this transition point, we are still analyzing our nature and studying ourselves. We do this in order to come to the realization that our nature is evil and that we must rise above it

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A Way Out Of The Dead End Of This World

withoutToday, humanity is discovering that it cannot control its circumstances and that it has nothing by which to manage the world. A special force is being revealed in the world; that of an integral connection between people. This force connects everyone into a single system in which we are not able to exist within our egoism.

The new laws of mutual participation and universal interrelation are being revealed, and our current egoistic sciences which were developed by man are not able to provide an explanation of such laws. As a result, humanity today is in a state of despair and does not see a way out; such is the state of the world.

Although a few of us might think that the crisis has passed, the reality is that it is only getting worse. The science of Kabbalah can gradually be revealed once we find ourselves at the dead end, which we are fast approaching.

The most important thing is that when people start suffering and encountering problems, they are able to correctly realize that their state is a result of a process that has been years in the making.  Egoistic desire is what develops humanity, pushes it forward, and develops the sciences.

This desire results in the destruction of all previous systems and leads to a collective failure in all areas of human activity. A person must understand that he has no hope for the future if he continues to use his egoism. On the other hand, we have reached a level of connection that obliges us to come to terms with others, and to even come to love of others.

All of this must be explained gradually, in the same manner that a person is taught about the world he lives in during the first 20 years of his life. Today, even the most powerful and wise person must come to know what world he lives in, what lies ahead and what habits he must acquire for life in the new world. This applies to every person inhabiting the Earth. We are in a new situation, and in relation to all previous development, this state is final and even irreversible. However, we now have the opportunity for a different kind of development.

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The Sensation Of Godly Deeds And Goodness

laitman_2009-02-03_3A question I received: What are Godly deeds and goodness?
My Answer: This is the goodness that fills the world that is discovered in my corrected desires. Even at this moment, I am surrounded by the world of Infinity filled with absolute goodness, but I have no ability to feel it.

Godly goodness is what I discover in place of the evil that I sense today. My egoism is constantly growing and by this it shows me that everything is bad. It shows me two opposites: the Light and that same Light in the form of darkness. This is how one feels the Light in this world, since he is opposite to bestowal.

The stronger the Light works on me, the harder and darker life seems to be. This is because I am opposite to it. The Light that is revealed relative to all souls and not only relative to me, shows me that everything that happens to me depends on the whole world.

This is why the world doesn’t understand why all of a sudden it experiences stagnation and inactivity. Subconsciously, a person feels that he depends on everyone. So, how should he act? He must be able to scrutinize when he bestows and when he receives. But the revelation of our global connection blurs the desire to receive and renders us helpless. If I am told that I am to complete some work and receive payment for it, this I understand. But I cannot work without a reward!

The difficulty here is that as the connection between us appears, the Light will increasingly reveal itself. We will feel its influence as increased darkness and crisis. But if we begin to play the game of bestowal with each other, we will be corrected. The science of Kabbalah, even as a game, will unite humanity in mutual bestowal with the source which will correct us. As a result, we will indeed find ourselves in a corrected state.

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Continuing Dissemination Efforts In Mexico

Our friends in Mexico recently held a dissemination event in the city of Cancun. The newspaper The Voice of Kabbalah was handed out in the city and on boats. Many thanks to the strong Mexican groups for their great efforts!


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