Laitman’s States – Laitman Unplugged

Understanding The Laws Of Nature

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn teaching a person the integral laws, we have to turn him into a little scientist. He has to understand where he is, what really makes the world go round, and how nature fulfills everything. We are dominated by nature; we are not above it and not external to it. Where did we come from if not as a result of its plan and programming? We see that this plan and this programming do in fact exist.

People once thought that everything happened by chance or they attributed everything to the Creator or to another factor. Is there coincidence in nature? Everything is predetermined. There is no chance here! We think that there is coincidence because we see only half of the phenomenon without seeing the other half.

In nature, there are connections, grave and serious laws. We exist in them and thanks to them. Suddenly a person who lives in these laws, which sustain him says, “They don’t exist.” A person doesn’t even understand how deeply he is immersed in such nonsense, and at the same time he believes that he is smart.

How can you be above nature? Who are you?—some tiny person on the edge of a tiny galaxy? I understand that a small child believes that he is big, but if we look at ourselves from the side, then who are we? What are we? See what a storm or a tsunami does to everyone!

We are only great in one thing, in preparing weapons against ourselves, and in nothing else but that. What can we be proud of?! What do we create? Nothing good. Everything is only in order to destroy our environment and ourselves.

Where else can we see such an inclination, such a movement, in nature?! What kind of reason does a person have if he operates against his own existence?! We are worse than animals.

Animals optimally take care of themselves; they exist instinctively by the laws of nature. We, however, were given larger brains by nature, additional desires, and we use them only for self-annihilation. What kind of brains do we have? They are opposite! Our egoism is killing us.

Reason is an objective study of the world around us and advancing yourself to matching this world to the optimal state in it.
From KabTV’s “Integral World” 11/27/12

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Sunbathing In The Rays Of The Reforming Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can I understand which corrections I go through from day to day? I don’t understand at all what is happening with me.

Answer: The understanding arrives as a result of clarifying my Kelim (vessels, desires). And the Light is what purifies, corrects, and fills my Kli, not you yourself. Our work is to be inspired to pull this Light upon us. Except for that there is nothing else, and this is the entire Torah, “The Reforming Light.”

You don’t know, don’t understand, and don’t feel the spiritual world. Simply some kind of unknown longing leads you, but you really don’t know exactly what it leads to. This is the correct and good state that even exists on higher spiritual levels.

We only need to imagine the optimal conditions: In what state, what situation, in what way will I enter into the maximum influence of the Light? It is as if I go on the roof in order to sunbathe a little. After all I wouldn’t sit in the shade, but I would put the chair directly in the sun and turn towards it, in order to place myself constantly under its rays. I constantly adjust myself to catch the maximum rays of the sun.

Similarly, we need to clarify the conditions under which we will be able to pull the maximum Light that Reforms. And we need not just to place ourselves under its influence, but to pull it to ourselves. After all, here everything depends on how strongly I want the Light to come and affect me.

And one needs to think about this all day: How can I hold myself in the correct thought and desire; what needs to control my heart and mind in order to invite the influence of the Light? Under what conditions does the Light influence me in the greatest way? How should I turn my heart and mind in order to position myself under the influence of the Light?

As a result of that, all the rest will come. Even without reading the letters of Baal HaSulam, you discover what is written there. The matter is not in learning a few pages of text and acquiring knowledge. But we need to read these texts because during the time of studies we direct ourselves to greater influence of the Light. For example, the reading of Kabbalistic texts is one of the conditions of the correct intention towards the Light. But we don’t read them just for understanding, but with the thought to pull towards us the influence of the Light. This is the whole issue. Thus, it is said, “Not the wise one learns.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.03.13

Preparation to the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, Letter 11

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The Book of ZoharSelected Excerpt, ParashatShlah Leha,” Lesson 18

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 9, Question 144, Lesson 29

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A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar,” (Starting with: “There is a discernment of ‘mind'”)

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