The Soul Is Eternal

By Developing One's Desires, Kabbalah Also Develops One's MindThree questions I received on the breaking of the common soul from my student in Brazil:

Question: In the book Kabbalah Revealed , it says that only 600,000 souls were created, and they were subdivided because of the issue of selfishness. Is the result of the subdivision also regarded as a soul, i.e., a single spiritual entity?

My Answer: The souls do not subdivide or converge, but rather, each soul undergoes its own individual correction.

Question: What happens to the souls that have resolved the issue of selfishness: do they become extinct and cease to exist entirely?

My Answer: The souls simply descend to the level of our world, and then ascend back by virtue of our efforts. Their essence is eternal.

Question: Can a soul be extinguished?

My Answer: Nothing in the spiritual worlds can be destroyed – everything there is eternal. Things merely change their form.

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A New Article About Me In A Famous Italian Newspaper

Established in 1876, Corriere della Sera is the most famous and most important newspaper in Italy.  The paper published an article  about me (shown below) in one of its recent issues:


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Depression Can Start As Early As Second Grade

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from University of Washington):Screening for childhood depressive symptoms could start in second grade” New research indicates that screening children for symptoms of depression, the most common mental health disorder in the United States, can begin a lot earlier than previously thought, as early as the second grade.

My Comment: And the number of depressed people will rise even higher, because their egoism is increasing, but the possibilities to fulfill it are not. The main question, “What for?” is what leads to depression.

It is getting more and more difficult for people to find something appealing for kids in our world. And thus, they “go away” into their own world…

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New Study: The Eyes See More Than What The Brain Reports To Our Awareness

in2520the2520news2520the2520biggest2520physics2520expeIn the News (from Science Daily):Discoveries Shed New Light On How The Brain Processes What The Eye Sees” Researchers at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University in Newark have identified the need to develop a new framework for understanding “perceptual stability” and how we see the world with their discovery that visual input obtained during eye movements is being processed by the brain but blocked from awareness.

My Comment: We are surrounded by all the spiritual worlds, but we can only perceive them to the extent of our similarity to them. Because all the worlds, with the exception of our world, are comprised of the force of bestowal, rather than reception (attraction), we don’t perceive them.

However, if a person uses the science of Kabbalah – the method of acquiring the quality of bestowal, then to the degree he attains this quality, he begins to sense the Upper Worlds and feels his existence in them.

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