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How To Change The Entries In The Diary Of Life

laitman_526Question: There are unusual dreams that seem to pass some message to us. Is it possible to decipher these dreams?

Answer: I never gave importance to my dreams, nor did I try to remember what I dreamt about.

There are two types of people. The first type engages in thinking about the essence of life; others just live and that’s it. They are not worried about why they live and what the purpose of their existence is. Their motto is “live your life and then die”—as if there is nothing more to it. For these people, it is very important what will happen to them tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, in ten years… They are marionettes of blind destiny.

That’s why they feel that if they knew at least something about their future, they would be able to avoid harsh blows and change their destiny. The question is whether it is possible. If not, then it’s better not to know what waits for us in the future. Why would I worry about troubles that will take place three years from now?

I would love to hear good predictions. However, I can’t control my destiny. At the same time, “prophecies” that someone gives us can vary significantly. Usually, with years life doesn’t get better.

Only Kabbalists possess the tools that can change one’s fate. That’s why those who are engaged in Kabbalah don’t interpret prophetic dreams. At each given moment, Kabbalists make every possible effort to clarify how to better implement their time and calculate the purpose of their existence as well as what is the best and shortest way to attain it. That’s why their destiny is always in their hands; thus, their dreams do not matter.

Let’s say, tomorrow someone shows you the book of your life, like a diary, painted day by day. And you can read what will happen to you today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow… Is it good for you?

Comment: Of course! We are totally uncertain of what will happen to us tomorrow!

Answer: Lack of this kind of knowledge is good for us. The diary will contain records like “on Tuesday you’ll be reprimanded, on Wednesday you’ll be fired, on Thursday you’ll break your leg, on Friday your son will misbehave at school.” Our lives are comprised of things like this.

Why do you want to know these things in advance? If I knew today about the troubles that will happen to me in a week, a month, a year… how would I live? I’d be desperate. That’s why knowing our future is useless.

Conversely, it would be quite a different story if you had the power to change the entries in the diary and could write it yourself. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us. It is the true key to our dreams.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 1/11/15

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Behind The Supernatural

laitman_207Witchcraft Forgery

Question: Our understanding of magic and witchcraft seriously expanded at the beginning of this era. Many people believe in or actively refute these issues. It confirms their interest in the topic.

How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to these issues? Can we implement benevolent, positive forces by using witchcraft or magic? Can we make our lives better with their help?

Answer: First of all, if not for the wisdom of Kabbalah, we would never have a modern-day understanding of what witchcraft or supernatural phenomena are. They are “borrowed” and then re-structured from the wisdom of Kabbalah and its exploration of how desires that represent the power of a human soul can be used.

The Network’s Enchantment

Let’s get to the point. We are interconnected with each other in a corrupt way. In general, our connection is pure egoism. As a result, evil forces generate the overall system of human relationships: Each one of us pursues personal benefit and doesn’t care about the society. We always try to take advantage of everything that surrounds us.

Humans are not to blame for being selfish since to begin with we are completely submerged in an egoistic nature. However, we are guilty of not using the wisdom of Kabbalah. The Jews should be remorseful more than others since we neglect the science of Kabbalah, whereas with the help of this wisdom we would be able to transform our connection from an evil network to a benevolent one.

According to Kabbalah, this is a positive way of using “supernatural powers,” i.e., transforming relationships between us from negative to positive. We cannot turn them “upside down” since it is an external system for us. Nowadays, the way we are connected make us treat each other quite poorly.

In order to change the current state of affairs and establish good relationships between all of us, we have to use a special force called “the Upper Force,” “the Creator,” “God,” or “Nature.” The impact of the force that we are trying to trigger in the wisdom of Kabbalah is called the “Light.”

It is said: “I created the evil inclination and I created the Torah as a spice.” In other words, egoism governs us; still there is a way to take advantage of the system that can correct our relationships. The power of the Light descends to our egoistic structure and improves it. As a result, a benevolent network appears among us.

This is exactly how we should use the wisdom of Kabbalah and the Torah, the essence of which lies in the principle “love thy neighbor as thyself,” i.e., creating benevolent relationships between all people.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 1/11/15

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Sparks Of Hope Above The Garbage Pile Of The Ego

laitman_937Question: What is the difference between the conditions of connection during the giving of the Torah, during the transition through the 49 gates of impurity, and the exodus from Egypt?

Answer: The 49 gates of impurity are all our vessels, all our desires, our hearts, which are all totally in order to receive, this is garbage dumped at the bottom. Only a point in the heart, a spark of bestowal, comes out of every heart and all these sparks are connected into one.

These connected sparks are called Moses. They want to be connected to the Creator and therefore ascend to the top of the mountain, while all the hearts remain in the 49 gates of impurity. The revelation of the Creator that took place during the exodus from Egypt was necessary in order to detach the sparks from the hearts, in order to take them out of the ego.

Once the sparks are detached from the hearts they can unite into one vessel in order to receive the Torah. After all, when the Light of the Torah is received, each time it is necessary to take a select portion of the hearts and correct them, prepare them and raise them to the height of the sparks.

This is the first phase called to bestow in order to bestow, the raising of the desire to receive to the height of bestowal. Then there is more work with the intention of in order to bestow.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14

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Harmony Of Opposites In Nature

laitman_557Question: How does one explain simply the need for connection between people?

Answer: We see that there are always two opposing forces in nature, like plus and minus, north and south; one cannot exist without the other. In every phenomenon we see an integration of two opposing forces; moreover, the negative force is no less vital than the positive.

Once there was a case where it was attempted to exterminate all the wolves that were attacking the flocks, and this brought catastrophic results. This created an imbalance in nature and all kinds of problems began: epidemics among the sheep and other wild animals the wolves normally ate.

In nature there are no positive or negative forces. The two forces are beneficial: Both the positive force and the negative force must exist in harmony with each other.

Only on the human level does the singular power of our ego operate, a negative force against which there is no positive force with which it should be in harmony. So we need to attain connection between us to use this negative force and transform it into a positive one.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/8/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Exposing The Hearts

Dr. Michael LaitmanDo Away With Covers

We are going through a necessary stage of human development that is helping to expose everyone’s true “I.” In the future, we will have to rebuild the old false system of relationships. Generally accepted conventions and courtesy were nice, but misleading.

Today nature requires us to be sincere and match its mechanism, which is mutual cohesion that is true, straightforward, and heartfelt.

Therefore, we can no longer cover our relationships with false politeness. On the contrary, pretense disappears and no one wants to listen to lies that are dressed in fancy clothes. We’ll have to tear off all the covers and talk directly from the heart, as it should be in a single social mechanism.

From Heart to Heart

In this context, modern means of communication such as computer screens of various sizes and resolution are, in fact, preparing us for the next stage. They bring people together and expose everyone. No matter how much I am hiding behind my display, everything about me is known and I am uncovered and known.

There is nowhere to hide and everything can viewed: my bank, my family, my job, my connections, my friends, my conversations and their statistics, my preferences, the size of my clothes and shoes, my tastes, and my leisure time activities.

Everything is known about everyone, a person is naked and others see what he himself does not know about himself. His data is studied by psychologists, sociologists, analysts, and professionals who understand the laws of human society and human psychology.

All of this will lead us to a state where we will want to become naked, that is, to unite into one without hiding anything, where everyone will be integrated with everyone else, where there are no curtains and screens between us, including the liquid crystal display of a monitor, and we all will feel everyone with our hearts. We are all one heart.

Only such unity will absolutely correspond to nature that is still giving us these screens, wanting us to keep in touch through them.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 1/20/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.06.15

Shamati #3 “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Souls,” Item 110

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom”

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