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The Wisdom Of Kabbalah–The Basis Of All The Sciences

laitman_214Question: The famous American scientist Feynman talked about quantum physics as a science that no one understands, although many use it correctly. Is the situation similar to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Does that mean that although your students often complain that they don’t understand TES, they can still use it somehow?

Answer: No, they cannot use this study unless they ascend the spiritual levels and are above the normal comprehension of the corporeal body.

While reading the Talmud Eser Sefirot, my students do not understand what is written there. This is just a study of techniques to develop new senses in people.

When one reads and studies while being willing to comprehend what is written, the internal momentum of the desire to grow develops attributes that have not yet been revealed, and one gradually begins to understand and feel what it is about.

In general, it is similar to the way people advance in this world. When we are born, we don’t understand a thing. We are driven by curiosity, envy, and a sense of competition. This is how we develop without having any idea where we head.

A child automatically repeats what adults say without understanding the meaning of the words and unconsciously copies the movements adults make. So it is with Kabbalah.

Question: In fact, as Professor Feynman says, physicists don’t understand the roots of physical laws but only use them. Can Kabbalists teach physicists physics, the basis on which it stands?

Answer: The simplest things, at the same time the most complex, are at the basis of the whole creation.

I believe that in the future the connection between Kabbalah and all the other sciences, methods, and theories that humanity uses will be established. Kabbalah, as the science of the general perception of the universe, of creation, can be the foundation for all the other sciences based on their existence.

But I cannot say when this will happen, because I don’t know how to get in touch with scientists to determine the general framework between the wisdom of Kabbalah and science. We should try to understand each other.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah and Science” 10/7/15

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Human Behavior

laitman_556Question: Is it possible to say that sooner or later a person will understand that “Korach,” “leprosy,” and all the other things that the Torah talks about are his internal characteristics?

Answer: It is unlikely that the masses can grasp this correctly, but individuals are capable of transforming themselves.

However, among the masses this happens much more simply because nature changes them and they don’t even feel that they have changed. How do they live normally? Today I think about something and yesterday I don’t even remember what I thought.

It is very difficult for an individual to elevate the masses because he has a unique relationship to them, a unique ego.

Question: Does this mean that we lack the individuals who can elevate the people?

Answer: No. The masses are absolutely managed and changed by those forces that are in them. They do not engage in the study process.

Individuals have states from the day before yesterday, yesterday, today, and tomorrow because concealed within them is a system of internal evaluation and clarification of what is happening. They constitute the head of the collective soul, so that they have thoughts, intentions, and directions that are coordinated with the Creator.

They are concerned about this and need to take everything into themselves, to absorb and agree with the process that is happening. After doing this, everything they understand, grasp, and acoordinate within themselves with the Creator specifically in comparison to the situation from yesterday, today, or tomorrow, all of this passes down to the masses, from the head to the body.

Whereas the masses don’t feel that they are changing: this is how we are, and that’s it. They have no understanding of yesterday, today, or tomorrow, the clarification of their inner states, of the evolutionary movement forward.

They don’t feel this, because they are on the level of the beast, and a beast, as we know, is just connected to that time and situation in which it exists, it has no problems.

A cow that is grazing in a pasture today is no different in any way from a cow that grazed in a pasture 500 years ago. Whereas regarding a human being who lived 500 years ago and a human being who is alive today, still there is a difference.

Nevertheless, the sensation of our human existence of 1,000 years ago has been lost; it doesn’t exist in us. The events that we went through are in us, but are concealed within the reincarnation of souls. Therefore the masses grasp everything completely naturally, without comparing anything: “This is how I am thinking now.”

The difference between the masses and the head part, the Adam, is that the Adam seemingly wanders through the entire axis of time: what interests him is also paleontology, zoology, biology, the wisdom of Kabbalah, the future, and everything else.

Question: So if the head part feels that what is said in the Torah is happening within him, what about the masses?

Answer: The masses will accept all of this naturally. Suddenly completely different attitudes towards each other will be created: “Bestowal? Why not? I see that this is useful and necessary, which is to say, this is how we should live.” They don’t work with the ego. These thoughts and emotions simply lodge in their hearts and minds and they carry them out.

Comment: Happy people….

Answer: The happiest object in the world is a stone; it doesn’t need anything; it just lies there on the road. After all, the one who “increases knowledge, increases sorrow” (Ecclesiastes 1:18).
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/27/15

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The Blossoming Of Aaron’s Staff

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah “Numbers,” Chapter 17: 21 – 17:23: Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and all their chieftains gave him a staff for each chieftain according to their fathers’ houses, [a total of] twelve staffs, and Aaron’s staff was amidst their staffs. Moses placed the staffs before the Lord in the Tent of the Testimony. And on the following day Moses came to the Tent of Testimony, and behold, Aaron’s staff for the house of Levi had blossomed! It gave forth blossoms, sprouted buds, and produced ripe almonds.

Twelve staffs stand for twelve parts of the common soul (four stages of three lines). So, Aaron’s staff is above the others.   

Dry staffs symbolize unpromising routes of advancement and a budding staff symbolizes the path that leads to life. Therefore, all should aspire to follow Aaron and pick up their staffs under the condition that they follow him.

The common soul consists of 12 major internal properties called the tribes. Everything is built on a symbiosis, a mutual connection among them.

Twelve tribes can be connected with each other only if they are tied to Aaron of the house of Levi. This is why the Torah directs us who to follow.

Only Aaron can serve as a connection of opposite qualities. The tribe of Levi never did anything for their own sake, they work only in bestowal and the education of the people. Therefore, people advance in accordance with the degree of the self-correction that is possible as a result of the Levites’ governance and teaching.

The entire Torah speaks about faith above reason, which is a state of complete self-annulment. When we approach the revelation of the Creator, we naturally arrive at the complete annihilation of selfishness. Enlightenment is the understanding that our egoism is not us. This makes it easier on us.  
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/27/15

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Being In Harmony With Nature

laitman_763_3The Torah, “Exodus,” 32:33 – 32:34: And the Lord said to Moses: “Whoever has sinned against Me, him I will erase from My book!” And now go, lead the people to [the place] of which I have spoken to you. Behold My angel will go before you. But on the day I make an accounting [of sins upon them], I will bring their sin to account against them.”

Question: What is the meaning of: “I will bring their sin to account against them?”

Answer: The nation is not corrected yet, so all of its heavy egoistic attributes, where the strongest sparks are, ascend from the bottom of the ego. Because, when there is receiving for one’s self, the most egoistic desires draw the greatest Light, the greatest pleasure, and it is recorded there.

The expression, “I will bring their sin to account against them,” refers directly to our times. Now, when the era of the last generation (the generation of the correction) begins, all the greatest, ugliest, most terrible egoistic attributes are revealed.

What is more, humanity will justify them and accept them so naturally that it will not understand why anything should be corrected at all! Why? What for? It will be very difficult for us to understand that this is actually what stands in our way. This is, of course, a great problem that will rise in the future.

Humanity will sink into eternal chaos, totally unjustified wars, and terrible afflictions. All of the most unnatural deviations will become the norm. It is the revelation of the ego on the level of “dog-eat-dog.”

However, we can reach this period with the recognition of our nature. If we draw the upper Light unto us, which will affect it, we will begin to feel how evil it is and will begin to correct it since it will be unbearable to exist in these attributes.

But we should realize in what sense we have not satiated nature’s desire and why it is putting such great pressure us. Only by gathering ourselves correctly into an integral society will we be able to integrate with nature in harmony and cease to be so opposite from it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/11/15

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Individual And Collective Consciousness

Laitman_083Question: Is the human mind individual or collective?

Answer: Consciousness is always collective, but the level of awareness of the world’s people depends on how deeply one is included in the general consciousness. All of us are combined in it in a holographic form.

In other words, on one hand, each of us is always a part of the general consciousness. On the other hand, our perception depends on the degree of our participation in it .And it turns out that even though my picture on the one hand, is holographic  (the so-called “ten Sefirot”), but on the other hand, the ten Sefirot manifest themselves on an individual scale.

When it comes to the perception of the higher level, even though one is already connected with the universe, one’s personal, individual level still depends on one’s discrete participation in the general hologram.

The general picture exists from the very beginning. One penetrates inside its vibrations, and to the degree of one’s connection with the other souls that also perceive the same picture, we find ourselves in the bigger and more genuine world.

However, it can be felt only inside us. We never go beyond the limits of the ten Sefirot.

Comment: There is nothing except the Creator and me?

Answer: There is no Creator. He is in me. As a result, there is nothing but me.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah and Science” 10/7/15

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Seeing The Two Worlds

Laitman_708Question: Are there people who are not afraid of death?

Answer: Fright, fear of non-existence, the end of life, all of this is a natural feeling.

And if I don’t stop there, but become separated from something very small, dirty, and disgusting, as if I am moving on to another job, or traveling somewhere for a vacation, or just changing my life for something more comfortable, I don’t feel that I am losing something and I am not afraid to separate from it.

On the contrary, I see both worlds. And the transition from one world to another is completely painless, without difficulty, since we feel the upper world many times more brightly and tangibly than our world, and we live simultaneously in the two worlds. As it is said, “You will see your world in your lifetime” (Berachot, 17a).

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.10.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “A Congregation Is No Less than Ten” 

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Congress”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 37

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Pri Chacham — About the Torah” 

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