My Answers To The Top 10 Unanswerable Questions

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Ask Jeeves, the British Internet search engine, has published its Top 10 unanswerable questions that have bothered humanity during the last decade. Here are my answers to them.

1.  What is the meaning of life? In getting to know the source of life, the Creator, through which we find eternal life and its meaning.

2. Is there a God? No, there is Nature or the law of equivalence to the Creator, the property of love and bestowal.

3. Do blondes have more fun? Because they are dumber?

4. What is the best diet? Eat like animals do: what’s good for your health.

5. Is there anybody out there? Yes, there is, but at a higher dimension, in the will to bestow, contrary to the corporeal life which is lived in the will to receive.

6. Who is the most famous person in the world? For each person, it is his parents.

7. What is love? Fulfilling the desires of the other person.

8. What is the secret to happiness? To give instead of taking since then you are unlimited and happy.

9. Did Tony Soprano die? I don’t know who he is, and it doesn’t matter to me anyway.

10.  How long will I live? The point is to attain eternal life before this one expires.

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The Middle Line Lies In The Connection Between Us

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar, Chapter "VeYechi (And Jacob lived)," Item 442: At the end of correction, when the whole of Malchut is corrected, the Zivug of GAR de GAR will return, meaning that [the Creator will enter] Jerusalem above, and this explains, “I have sworn to David My servant,” the oath that the Creator will not enter Jerusalem above until Israel enter Jerusalem below.

This is talking about the correction in three lines. We receive two lines or forces from Above. But the ability to cut off the left line and attract the right line, and then to combine the right and left lines the right way in the middle line – all of this happens only through the model or formula that we reveal between us.

I don’t know what the middle line is. No one brings it to me ready-made and it does not come to me from Above because otherwise I wouldn’t have a place in which to recreate myself, to conduct my search, to make efforts, and to make revelations on the path.

The middle line is very unclear. You were given two forces and they are at your disposal. However, you can destroy the world using either one. How then do we reach the state where we find the right combination of two lines – in the screen de Hirik, from below upwards? How do we even start to connect these two opposite lines?

This is the work done between the souls because it can be actualized only in the connection between them. The right and left lines exist in the form of natural forces, while the middle line can only be created in the connection between the souls.

This can be called "group psychology." Here, through the search between us, we have to find how to create the eternal state, the right combination of these two lines through the connection between us.

The way to check our work is by revealing the right intention between us, "for the sake of the Creator." Then revelation takes place, we attain the middle line, and acquire the opportunity to use these two lines correctly.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/27/10, The Zohar

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Holiness And Impurity

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It is written that we have to be joyous on Sukkot. What does that mean?

Answer: Joy is an effect of attainment and unification; it is joy from bringing contentment to the Creator. There is the World of Infinity, the vessel of the Creator, which is empty. I fill the Creator through the group, and this act of fulfilling Him causes me to feel joy.

At first, I felt empty and demanded fulfillment from the Creator. However, thanks to studying with the group, I realized that fulfillment comes solely from fulfilling the Creator. I am filled with bestowal to the Creator in the same way as a mother is filled with joy when her child is fulfilled.

Ultimately, it makes no difference to me whether I give or receive. The goal is to be fulfilled which I can achieve solely by way of fulfilling Him. When I fulfill Him, I fulfill myself. However, if I fulfill Him for self gratification, it is egoism (Klipa, shell); it’s similar to working for a reward.

However, if I fulfill myself in order to fulfill Him, it is bestowal (holiness). If I fulfill Him in order to fulfill myself, it is reception (impurity).

Holiness and Impurity

Diagram: Impurity: 1-2) I fill Him, 3-4) in order to get filled myself. Holiness: I) I raise MAN to Him, II) to make Him fill me, III) so that by filling myself, IV) I could fulfill Him.

In either case, we are both fulfilled. Still, everything is determined by the intention: For whom do I perform these actions? If there is love between us, the more I get filled, the more I fill Him. In our world, there are no other models for this than a mother and her child. [21803]
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, “The Agenda of the Assembly”

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Spiritual "Potluck"

Dr. Michael LaitmanA person who disregards his friends does not receive desire and the importance of the goal from them. A singleton has no Kli.

We, as if, are sitting at a big table together. This table is Malchut of the World of Atzilut (Shechina, Divinity). What a person lays on the table or what he contributes to the connection between all of us is what he is going to collect in spirituality. In this manner, he has to perform multiple actions until they are accumulated and revealed to him.

If I don’t participate in the life of the group, then my force is in opposition to it. As a result, my own force bounces me off and away from the table (P1) and so does the collective force (P2) which is much more powerful. I am simply cast out for I neglected the only opportunity I had. This is highly undesirable.

How do I override this force of rejection that makes me “brush aside” the group and causes the group to “bounce off” me? The reason they reject me is in order to show me what effort is required, here and now, in order for me to keep myself in.

Here is where the evil is revealed. After the question mark (in the diagram below), if I am actually tossed aside, it means true rejection. However, if after having asked myself the question, I exert effort and return to the table, then this rejection turns into an invitation to unite.

The question
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, “The Agenda of the Assembly”

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Descent? Baloney!

Dr. Michael LaitmanAs a person climbs the spiritual ladder, he simultaneously descends into his ego. Suppose I have discerned and corrected only the thinnest, surface layer of my desire. At this level, I have connected with the group, realized the importance of the goal, and drew the Light that Reforms onto myself. However, in order to ascend to the first spiritual degree (one of 125), I need to undergo two more stages.

The second layer of desire is revealed to me finally, and here, I am much worse or “coarser.” Here, I condemn, ignore, deny, and despise. Compared to this state, I was previously as a little child; now, I am being rejected more strongly. What for? It is done to provide me with an opportunity to attain greater unity and draw stronger Upper Light.


This is how I advance time after time, disclosing greater and greater egoism. No matter how high a person may rise, the evil inclination always precedes him. He is prepared for it, of course. Yet, during the descent, nothing helps, and he falls into “minus Infinity.”

In truth, descent is not really a descent, but a state of ascent that you are not yet ready for. It is as if you are transferred into the championship team because your coach knows that you have the capacity to join the top players. The necessary conditions are provided for you. Now, you just have to exert your best effort and take your position next to them as an equal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, “The Agenda of the Assembly”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.28.10

Rabash, Shlavei HaSulam, “What is Silver, Gold, Israel, the Nations in Work”
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The Book of Zohar – Selections, Chapter “VaYechi (And Jacob Lived in the Land of Egypt),” Item 450
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15, Item 105
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag, “The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings,” Lesson 2
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