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The Temple – The Location Of A Common Desire

laitman_933From the words of the Midrash Rabbah, Parshat “Chukat”: The red heifer is bought from the mandatory annual contributions of the half-shekel, that all Jews contributed to the Temple.

The Temple symbolizes the collective vessel into which the descending spiritual abundance is received. And after that according to a hierarchy it flows and extends to the smaller vessels that are all the people.

The Temple is the uppermost point of attachment of the desires that are connected with the Light, with the higher power. It is not created by one person, but by the sum of all the desires that we connect together in tens, hundreds, and thousands, forming one single desire, dissolved into it.

Therefore, by the Temple, we don’t mean a stone structure, but a place where the shared desire on which a correction must be made accumulates. Correction is not made in each person separately but only in our shared connection.

Question: What does it mean that “the red heifer is bought from contributions”?

Answer: In spiritual work, we give of ourselves only the initial desire (the half-shekel), and the correction comes to us from above (the second half of the shekel), and as a result, a complete desire emerges, a complete vessel (Kli), which the red heifer symbolizes.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/10/15

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Old Ideologies Don’t Work, And There Are No New Ones….

laitman_546_03Opinion (Vladimir Kerees, political analyst): “Decision makers are guided by a picture of the world that exists in their imagination and is not based upon actual reality. This is possible because of the lowering of the level of the consciousness of the masses. It makes no difference what fantasies they promise us about ‘fresh spring air coming in through the window’; it is impossible to open the portholes in a submarine.

“People don’t understand the consequences of their actions. There has been no ideology in society since the collapse of the Soviet Union. We are living in a world of principles from the victorious period of the Enlightenment; this was an idea of progress in science and society, individual freedom, quality of life and security. There are no other ideas. But the old liberal principles work badly: The economic crisis is liable to grow into a super-crisis, fanatics are destroying civilization, half of the population of the Earth lives in poverty, and ecological problems are taking on a global nature. We must let go of the fantasies of people and realistically evaluate what is happening, without illusions.

My Comment: But how is it possible to realistically evaluate what is happening and make the right decision if the future is hidden? After all, in the past there was no need for consciousness because everything moved only according to direct (egoistic) development. We, the egoists, were like our world.

But today the world is becoming global, instead of a straight line; it is a round sphere in which everyone is mutually dependent. In such a system with many unknowns, we cannot find the right solutions.

Kabbalah advises us to transform ourselves to be like our own world, meaning integrally interconnected, and then we can find the correct solutions to the problems that arise. But to become voluntarily connected, we must want it. Or else problems will arise until actual wars will force us against our will.

In any case, the world is becoming closed globally, and we will be obliged to come to the same form of connection between us.

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The Secrets Of The Red Heifer

laitman_571_03The Torah, “Numbers,” 19:1 – 19:3: And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: This is the statute of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer, faultless, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.

And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and she shall be brought forth without the camp, and she shall be slain before his face.

All of a person’s desires are between the attributes of receiving and bestowal by which he can correct himself. When a person wants to consciously or unconsciously, subconsciously, fill himself, he takes a few desires from the egoistic attribute of receiving and uses them with intention to bestow. It is actually these two attributes that the heifer embodies: receiving (flesh) and bestowal (milk). It absorbs animal feed and eventually gives milk, which means that it receives with intention of in order to bestow.

Receiving with the intention of in order to bestow is the attribute of Malchut (a desire) that ascends to Bina and exists there. It can descend to its place only to the extent that it receives the attribute of bestowal from Bina and cannot use its level anymore.

Question: Why is it about a red heifer?

Answer: The color red symbolizes the attributes of Malchut and Bina, white and red. What is the meaning of a red heifer? There are attributes of Din (judgment) in it, and when Eleazar the priest slaughters and burns it, which means totally destroys the egoistic phase, it is truly possible to receive the attribute of bestowal from it.

Question: Why does it have to be without blemish?

Answer: It is forbidden to offer a sacrifice that has a blemish. A sacrifice is any desire which from a certain point onwards a person wants to use only in order to serve others, with the intention of in order to bestow. This is the reason that it has to be absolutely pure, in order to work with the intention of in order to bestow.

It says a heifer “upon which never came yoke,” which means that it hasn’t been used in any form of bad. Malchut is the desire that ascends to Bina, which has not participated in any actions. You discover and explore it and understand that you can correct it. Therefore, it ascends to the attribute of bestowal and works with it.

Question: Does the tradition of not mixing milk and meat products stem from the fact that milk symbolizes the attribute of bestowal and meat symbolizes the attribute of receiving?

Answer: Yes. The properties of bestowal and receiving cannot be mixed. It is unnatural. But if you take only the intention of Bina, and not the actual action, and connect it with the attribute of Malchut, you can use them. This will lead to an action of to receive in order to bestow. So when everything is corrected there will be no prohibitions.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/10/15

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How To Gain Knowledge About The Spiritual Worlds?

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe are within the absolute force of nature, which includes everything and is eternal; that is, it exists above time. An empty space was intentionally created inside it so that we can exist there.

Kabbalists don’t engage in studying the upper force that is external to the space where our world is, but in attaining it in our world. However, they attain it only because of their equivalence of properties with it.

If we want to measure something, we build an instrument that can perceive these attributes. Therefore, in order to feel new attributes we have to create them ourselves.

There is no point in amplifying our sight by means of microscopes and telescopes, and our hearing by means of radar, etc. We will not attain anything that way. We have to create attributes in us that are similar to the upper world.

This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about. When we gradually create new attributes, we begin to feel the upper world in addition to our world. At the same time, we acquire an understanding as to where we are, what affects us, how we can change ourselves by changing the upper world, and not just to explore and study it passively.

Just like a person who is born in our world gradually attains it and at the same time can actively change it, so can we affect the upper world in addition to attaining it. This influence will only be positive because the system of our influence on the upper word is arranged so that it can convey only positive signals.

Therefore, it is impossible to cause any harm here. The wisdom of Kabbalah operates only in one direction. To the extent that a person resembles the spiritual world, he can affect it in a positive way and through it positively affect our world, which is under the upper providence.

Therefore, Kabbalah is the science of the management of our world through the upper world.

Question: What is the purpose of the creation of our world?

Answer: One can attain the whole system of management and through it the Creator of this system, i.e., the upper force that created our world, the upper worlds and who governs them.

The upper world consists of five worlds or five levels: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya. They are all divided into five other levels up to 125 degrees. Accordingly, when we ascend these levels we can influence our world more and more and change it for the better.

But most important is that at the same time we can also ascend to a spiritual reality above time, space, and all the limitations of the physical world. This is the main goal of nature.

Question: What is the upper world?

Answer: The upper world is a world of forces. Our world is also a force field, a fact that quantum physics verifies. It doesn’t reveal matter but only energy and information. They form a field in which there are forces and intelligence hidden in these forces that operates them.

Question: Does this mean that when a Kabbalist looks at a person he sees energy and not matter?

Answer: A Kabbalist sees only forces in everything.

A vet, for instance, who examines an animal, understands that it is motivated by instincts. A psychologist who speaks to a person understands the forces that motivate him. It is the same when it comes to a Kabbalist who observes a psychologists or the vet and understands what motivates them or all the people as a whole.

The attainment and understanding of the system of management raise a person to the next level of understanding the universe. He begins to look at the world in a totally different manner. Kabbalah is the science of managing all things, because the creation itself is also a consequence of the control.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/11/15

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