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After Us Comes The Deluge

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Konstantin Ranks, geologist): “The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced that August 13, 2015 is Earth Overshoot Day. The essence of this day is that on this date humanity has reached the maximal wastage of the resources that the Earth is ready to regenerate by the end of the year. In the remaining days until the end of the year, we will be living entirely on the account of the reserves of the Earth.

“We have found ourselves in a blind alley, the development of the economy is leading to the destruction of the Earth, but humanity has no desire and no ability to relinquish mass consumption.”

My Comment: This is precisely why the method of correction of our nature must be disseminated, since this is the most important and realistic task. Only recognition of the possibility of another, higher way of life, without limits or reception but with bestowal, will elevate us to equivalence with the Creator and stop our insanity. We will move to a new level of development. either by the way of suffering or by the way of understanding and recognition of this need.

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Before The New Level

laitman_525The Torah, “Numbers,” 14:11 – 14:12: And the LORD said unto Moses: “How long will this people despise Me? and how long will they not believe in Me, for all the signs which I have wrought among them? I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.”

The Torah describes everything using an earthly language that leads a person totally away from the usual spiritual direction. You focus yourself on a desire and suddenly the Creator says: “How long will these people despise Me?” as if it isn’t He who actually leads you along that path. It is His game.

Question: What is the meaning of the signs that the Creator gives the people?

Answer: As a person advances towards the state of entering the spiritual level, the land of Israel, he overcomes a great many obstacles, connects to the group, relies on mutual guarantee, and knows how to receive the Upper Light and how to work with it.

He wanders in the desert for 40 years, which means that he goes through 40 levels that separate the ego from entering altruism. But the point is that every level is higher than all the previous levels.

Therefore, no matter what he does, and no matter how righteous he is, he begins this level from a state of a complete wicked: feeling absolute lack of faith, completely detached from the Creator.

As it is said, all the noble actions will not help the righteous, although they may be great acts of charity, on the day they become absolute wicked.

How can a righteous person become wicked? Very simple: all the goodness he has been through is suddenly erased from his mind, so that he will feel that he is wicked now.

His whole righteous life suddenly turns upside down. How can that be? I have done so many good things: I loved that person, and I have given to another, and helped another, and connected with another. Suddenly it turns out that I have killed someone, beaten another, informed on another, and put another in jail. This means that all his good actions turn the other way around and become wicked.

This is what a person feels before he begins to work on the next level. What is more, with regard to the previous levels that become wicked, the level that he is facing now is also added to the ego. He sees that whatever he does, he does for himself, in order to satisfy his ego. All this seems terrible: lying, evil, betrayal, filth, scheming against those who are close to him and those who are more distant. They have treated him with all their love and soul while he has betrayed everyone, wishing only to use them. This is what a person reveals on the next level. So what can he do? What does he deserve? How should he approach this level when such giants stand in his way?

All his previous achievements turn to sins and a person sees how unworthy he is of the next level. But if the connection with the Creator is kept inside him, he can call out to Him. Then he receives help from Above and he realizes that it is only with the Creator’s help that he can correct his new sin, which is much greater than the sum of all his previous sins, and that the previous levels only helped him see his ego better so that he can now correct it.

Question: Does a person remember this bitter experience?

Answer: It keeps chasing us until the end of correction because it is essential so that we don’t lose our faith in the Creator, in the good inclination. This is the reason that we always blame ourselves, not realizing that He arranges all these actions for us, giving us different evil attributes, forcing us to perform forbidden acts, etc. But because we have no connection with Him, we don’t see that all this stems from Him, and we mistakenly relate everything to ourselves and blame ourselves for everything.

Question: Does a person have a feeling that everything will be better in the future?

Answer: A person lives only with what operates in his desires, in his vessels, in a certain moment. Therefore, it is a new dead end for him each time and then another such dead end, which seems like nothing he had experienced before. He fears what happened to him previously, but now his fear is even greater.

My teacher used to say to me that a person needs strong nerves for spiritual work. But on the other hand, the Creator gives us everything. In this work there are no heart attacks, no suicides, and no headaches: just as the Light comes, it also leaves. Just like a piston working in a cylinder, so does the Light have to constantly work in us.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/15/15

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A Kabbalist Is Not An Ordinary Scientist

laitman_214Question: Who is a Kabbalist? What does he see that we don’t see? What does he feel that we don’t feel? Does he have supernatural powers? How does a person become a Kabbalist? Will you reveal to us all the secrets of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: A Kabbalist is a scientist, only not an ordinary scientist. He explores the world and wants to reach the root of everything that is happening, to discover and know why everything is arranged in such a form, from where this appears and where everything is going.

This is a person who has an inner need to reach the world in which he lives and discover what this world expects of him. This is a person who is born with a question that burns within him and doesn’t let him rest: What were we given this life for? What is its meaning? Why was I born? Today this question bothers many people, but in the past it was the inheritance of selected people.

The first Kabbalist was Adam HaRishon (The First Man), a person who lived 5,775 years ago. Adam discovered the secret of life and wrote a book about this. Certainly people lived long before him, but Adam is considered the first man because he discovered the inner essence of nature and the hidden power that stands behind all the external and individual forces that appear before us.

We live in a reality in which part of it is clearly revealed, whereas the other part is hidden. Each time we disclose some other part of reality, and so we advance. But there is a reality that always remains hidden from our discernment if we don’t change ourselves.

The hidden reality is imperceptible to our senses; we are limited by the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, but reality is much more extensive than them. We know nothing about anything that doesn’t enter into the range of our senses.

We are only ready to expand their range a bit: increasing vision through microscopes and telescopes, hearing through radar and range finders; we invent all kinds of sensory instruments. But in principle, these are only small additions to our natural senses so that the eyes will see a greater distance and the ears will hear better.

In principle, we cannot even guess what senses we still lack. The world is much more rich and diverse, but we don’t know a thing about it. There are other, higher dimensions, more expansive than the usual mundane reality, and they could be revealed to us, but we are not ready to discover them.

The development of science brings a person to a line; he feels that there must be something else beyond the limits of our world. But where is its door, the way through which it would be possible to go out of our nature and enter into whatever dimensions we are unaware and don’t feel now?

Suppose that all people were blind, then we would get along in this world without sight, even without suspecting that we are missing something. In the same manner, we don’t suspect that we are missing a very important sense, the feeling of the general Higher Power that organizes everything and manages everything.

We don’t feel this power and our connection with it; it is concealed from us as if it didn’t exist at all. But in fact, we simply lack the development that will make it possible for us to discover and attain it.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 8/2/15

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Eternity And Wholeness Instead Of The Dominance Of Money

laitman_568_01Question: What does it mean to look at the economy and the system of human relationships correctly to prevent the future crisis?

Answer: In the 60s of the previous century, the world began to transform into an integral, circular, and closed system. But this was not yet clearly felt.

It is possible to claim that in the past century the world experienced a series of crises: “The Great Depression” in the United States, the crisis of Socialism in Russia, the crisis in Japan after great prosperity, and so forth. All of this became the origin of problems, but in the meantime doesn’t indicate a need for an absolutely different approach towards us and towards society.

We tried to find other ways out of the crisis. And the main thing is that people in whose hands wealth, power, and control are concentrated, until today, have not wanted to let go of all this because the coming relationship to the world is circular, integral. So those who have money, power, and an army will not manage the world.

This will be an absolutely different society. There are none who are higher, lower, and in the middle there; there is no control through force, the power of money, and the military. We call this society communist, but it should not be confused with the egoistic communistic experiments that were made in Russia, in Kibbutzim in Israel, and so forth.

The transition to this society, in principle, takes from those who dominate through all the power of money and the military. So it is necessary for some event to happen that is very difficult to predict.

When these people become convinced that the discovery of the next level of existence will transform them into eternal, perfect creatures that are not influenced by any defect, disease, and death, then this discovery can influence them so that they will let go of their desire for the imaginary dominance that attracts them like a child’s game.

Moreover, this will make it possible for the present rulers of the world to take a new role upon themselves: gently distributing the army and wealth, to move gradually to an absolutely different relationship to society in which each one will receive all that is required and necessary for him on a physical level.

And people will direct their time, power, and energy only so that there will be the right mutual connection between them because specifically with that we will begin to attain our eternal existence on a higher and higher level.

This can happen either through natural disasters and very difficult wars, or in a good way if the great ones in the world will understand that in exchange for all the happiness and physical control, they will acquire control over their nature, over death. I think that what will influence them in a positive way is the possibility of transforming physical, temporal, and insignificant control into eternal and perfect control.

I want to believe that humanity will reach this smoothly.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 8/12/15

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A Love That Never Dies

laitman_527_03Question: Are you saying that love between a married couple is not enough and that they need to reach love between the Creator and the creature?

Answer: We don’t find any love in married couples nowadays. Our family relationships are in a state of the mournful day of the ninth of Av.

The destruction is felt in our entire lives, the relationships between parents and children, the boss and the workers, and between cabinet members as well. There is no understanding anywhere.

Question: There are many types of love, love for children, parents, close relatives, and so forth, but why is there a special romance in the love between a man and a woman?

Answer: Love is when I fulfill the desire of another person before my own desire. I need to know and feel what the other wants so that his desire becomes more important than my own.

This is the most general definition of love, but it fits all cases. The bond of marriage is just more encompassing than others since this connection includes mutual obligations, the experience of living together, knowing the partner, children in common, a common home and money, and a feeling of security and a guarantee of support in difficult times. A marriage is unification in this world with all the consequences that follow.

However, in the spiritual world, you are able to know your partner in a new way every moment. It is written that Malchut becomes a virgin again every day, and hence, a new relationship begins as if you weren’t familiar with her.

It seems that we lack this aspect in our regular life and family. If a married couple were on the spiritual level, they could renew their corporeal relationship every day.

Once, three and a half thousand years ago, the nation of Israel lived this way. Let’s hope that soon we will return to that and learn to reveal new qualities in each other every day. Then, it will be a correct, true love, which is renewed at every moment.

Meanwhile, today, in order to enliven our relationship even slightly and feel a connection, we are forced to fight. Upon making up after a fight, the flavor of love, which was dulled, is renewed.

However, it is impossible to get used to spiritual love. It changes all the time. New conditions are revealed constantly, and thus the love is rejuvenated all the time.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/30/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.11.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “You Stand Today, All of You”

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Lesson on the Topic: “Rosh HaShanah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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