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Imaginary And True Freedom, Part 2 – Advanced Slavery

laitman_436Comment: A person always wants to be free: people want to be liberated from slavery to acquire it; the word “freedom” is heard in all the national anthems, it is inscribed on all the flags. And suddenly you are saying that a person is not free, he lives in the prison of this world.

Answer: Once in the Middle Ages, people willingly agreed to be slaves because they knew they would be cared for; they would be given him a roof over his head, food, and if he married, he could feed his family. The landlord would take care of this, and in exchange for this he would give his labor. But as our egoism developed, we suddenly began to feel ourselves shackled in chains; suddenly we felt a vital need to remove them. And when we tore off these chains, we seemingly became free people.

But this freedom is imaginary, because in any case you must plow, gather the harvest, sell it, think about the house, the family and a thousand different things. And if you get sick, there is no landlord to take care of you any more, he will not call a doctor because you are not his property (and after all, there was a time when you were valuable property for him), now you must think about everything by yourself. However, this was progressive development because under capitalism there was the growth of labor, its productivity increased, this was beneficial for society and it went for it.

So we have come to our present day; we feel at each and every step a need for a new level of freedom. But in fact, this is not freedom.

To be continued….
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/11/15

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Body And Soul

laitman_947Question: If the same souls reincarnate from generation to generation in new bodies, then why don’t I remember my forefather Abraham who lives in me, or Moshe, or Isaac, or Jacob?

Answer: We don’t sense Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob because we lost desires that we previously had. After the shattering occurred, all spiritual desires disappeared leaving only a small primitive egoism that grows in us.

In each generation, the same souls are reincarnated, but each time new informational genes (Reshimot) unfold. That’s why the population of earth continues growing. This is done to facilitate the process of correction. One body is unable to bear a large number of informational genes that have to be corrected; therefore, they are split among multiple bodies.

Baal HaSulam gives the example of the parable about a king who wanted to relocate his treasury. He couldn’t trust his subjects because they were all thieves and egoists.

So, he distributed his treasure among many people, giving them each a coin that was not worth stealing. People brought the coins to a new place and returned them to the treasury.

In this way we correct ourselves: each one is given a small part of the soul that requires a small correction that we must do.

Question: Does it mean that the world population will continue growing?

Answer: It depends on how successfully we reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah. If we don’t correct ourselves by our own freewill, we will face wars that will significantly reduce the population. Corrections that happen as a result of battles and wars are extremely hard and are accompanied by severe hardships in this world.

However, if we advance correctly, we will rapidly unite all of humanity as “one man with one heart.” This will complete the process of correction and a new era in the new world will begin.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/21/15, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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The Temple Is The Measurement Of Spirituality Level

laitman_560Question: Why was the Second Temple destroyed?

Answer: Both the First and Second Temples were destroyed so that the Jews could be dispersed among the nations of the world; they laid the makings of certain elements of connection with the upper force of nature and with the completion of their development, starting at the end of the 20th century, started their elevation. It is said that the Jews went into exile in order to collect the souls of the nations of the world.

Both Temples symbolized the achievement of a very high level of the spiritual Light, the level of Haya, and the Second Temple symbolized the level of Neshama (soul).

Afterward, the Jews had to “fall and dissolve” within the nations of the world. Also under the concept of “the nations of the world,” the meaning isn’t what we usually imagine, because according to the spiritual roots, there are only 70 nations of the world, and the Jews had to be dispersed and assimilate among them. It was stated that at the end of the 20th century, the general correction of the world would begin, realized first with the nation of Israel and then gradually joined by the rest of the nations.
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From KabTV’s “About Our Life” 6/4/15

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With And Without Protection

laitman_232_06All the sins in our spiritual work are due to human error. We think we are already protected and have risen above our egoism, but, in fact, when we reveal a new level, we fall and cannot do anything.

Question: Why is a person allowed to make mistakes?

Answer: For example, I have young students who are about 25 to 40 years old, healthy normal men who understand that there is nothing worth anything in life except for spiritual unity. The Light comes and provides them with a protective layer, a Masach up to a certain level.

But if we place them in a restaurant with plush curtains, Gypsies and dancing, or in a soccer field with thousands of fans, we don’t know where would happen to their thoughts a moment later.

This turns out to be simple arithmetic: the moment one is given additional egoism, which has no Masach, a person falls. It is a physical law!

During the lesson people can rise to the level of absolute purity. They are protected because everything is closed. The only thing the remains is love and bestowal because we cover the friends with our common Masach. Then, we go out together to celebrate our spiritual ascent in a restaurant, and that’s it. They fall!

This is Adam’s sin. First, you rise to the level of heaven (the Garden of Eden) where everything is wonderful. And then when you want to raise everything to the divine level, you see that nothing works out. For you, the world remains in the restaurant.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/24/14

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Who Controls And Governs Our Mind?

Laitman_733Question: If our brain decides nothing, what is its function in a vast system of nature?

Answer: Our brain receives commands and then actuates our body. But this doesn’t mean that the brain has independence.

It is totally dependent and connected to the whole system, like a micro-computer that is occupied only with leading us into action but it is connected to a much bigger computer with an enormous brain and memory.

Question: If we are totally managed from above like machines, what does it mean to be independent? What does it mean to be free? What is freewill?

Answer: To the extent that we begin to understand the upper system, attain and feel it, we begin to acquire freewill and the freedom to act. But in order to do so, we have to ascend to a level that is higher than our current one because now we are totally controlled.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 4/12/15

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What Kind Of Country Are We Preparing For Our Children And Grandchildren?

laitman_281_02Question: Do you think my future grandchildren will want to stay in Israel or move to another country?

Answer: It depends on what kind of country we are preparing for them now. If we make Israel a wonderful country where all live as one united family in which every person can feel well and develop, then they will certainly stay here.  In this case, what would they need to search for abroad?

They could go to other countries if they are asked to help other nations reach the same level of unity and prosperity. This is the purpose of the nation of Israel whose mission is to be “the light for the nations of the world.”

I see tomorrow’s Israel as a society with two forces in balance with one another: good and evil. Through this we will show an example to the entire world of how to reveal the positive force that will balance the negative one so there will be peace and tranquility in the entire world for all people.
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From KabTV’s “A Talk About a New Life” 4/12/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.07.15

Writings of Baal HaSulam  “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 55

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Will,” “Included in Kedusha (Holiness)”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 52

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Exile and Redemption,” “The Difference Between a Secular Ideal and a Religious Ideal”

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