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How To Keep The Family Together

laitman_603Question: 88% of women claim that boredom and the routine of life sabotage married life and cause the disintegration of the family unit. But now psychologists from Canada determined that it is completely the opposite. It is specifically the routine, boredom, and quiet at home that help to protect and support the family unit.

They believe that the guarantee for familial happiness is not really wild passions with breaking plates and pans flying in the air, but rather sitting quietly at home next to the computer with a cup of tea and a good movie. This is what brings people together more than anything.

Answer: Children depend on the education and the example they get from their parents and see what a family should be. The parents should be aimed at creating the right family atmosphere for the children. Even when they quarrel with each other, they still work together. Of course this passes before the children’s eyes.  Therefore, the parents should cancel themselves for the sake of preserving the family connection.

Since everything comes from our spiritual source, there is great importance to maintaining the nuclear family at all costs, and we need to preserve and develop it. In order that the children will absorb this, it is worthwhile for them to grow up with two parents while maintaining order in the family organization. The current outbreaks of egoism, the technical and technological developments, don’t need to interfere with the strength of familial relationships.

The media present incorrect information and impose upon society incorrect examples of human behavior and create great harm with this. The society must uproot this problem since we are killing the foundation of humanity this way.

Freedom of choice is irrelevant to the development of life and the continuity of the generations. In this, there is no freedom of choice. We need to differentiate between the natural, familial lifestyle and the attitude toward spirituality where freedom is internal and in no manner touches upon the undisputed framework called the family. Otherwise, humanity will cease to exist.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/4/16

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The Creator, A Field Of Goodness

Laitman_712_03Question: Why do you speak about the upper forces and not about the God if the wisdom of Kabbalah relates to the Bible?

Answer: The word “Creator” refers to the general upper force of nature, which is called the upper force since it is above everything in its power, volume, and size. It is the force of goodness, the force of giving and bestowal, which determines everything and includes all of the force of nature.

We can discover, understand, and attain this force. Therefore, it is called Creator, Bore, stemming from the Hebrew words  “Bo – re” – “come and see.” We cannot understand what the Torah says unless we reveal it because it isn’t about faith.

We must learn how to read the Torah because it is written in a very accurate, concrete, but secret and allegorical language. Therefore, it isn’t a historical novel, but a code that can be deciphered only by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah. The Book of Zohar is the commentary on the Five Books of Moses (the Torah). We can begin to understand The Book of Zohar by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and thus understand the Torah.

We don’t use the name God so as not to confuse the students by associations with what they previously imagined the upper force to be and the fact that there is seemingly a God in the image of man who sits up there looking at us, seeing everything and managing us. The upper force is within us, between us, filling the entire space. This is the field we speak of. It isn’t a corporeal field, but a spiritual one that is on a higher dimension, a field that contains everything and affects everything, a field of goodness.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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What Happens To A Person When He Transcends The Machsom?

Laitman_032_01Question: What happens to a person when he transcends the Machsom (barrier)? Does he enter a new dimension?

Answer: Yes, a person exits his egoistic intentions and enters altruistic intentions, which enables him to feel what is external to him, outside of his natural perception.

Question: What actually happens to a person?

Answer: It is the revelation of a new dimension in new attributes of love and bestowal that are above human nature that a person acquires by his efforts to connect to the friends who study the wisdom of Kabbalah with him in a group. The change that takes place in a person is actually a person’s spiritual birth and the attainment of the soul.

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How Is It Possible To Discover The System Of Creation?

Laitman_524_01Question: According to what criteria is it possible to determine whether a person is going in the right direction?

Answer: If a person carries out what is written in the wisdom of Kabbalah—meaning that he works in a group correctly, making an effort to connect with his friends in order to attract the Upper Light—this means that he is going in the right direction.

With a good connection that is created between him and his friend, he discovers the system of higher management because everything that there is in creation is discovered between ten friends, only in miniature form. Their connection is built like a hologram. There is one big picture within which it is possible to take out some part and see the full picture within it, but on a smaller scale.

In the same manner, we take a group that is composed of ten people (ten small Sefirot), and they attain everything that exists in creation within it, but in a small form. Certainly, we don’t see details and particulars there, but if we join an additional group of ten with this group of ten, our field of vision will grow, and in this manner we can expand the perception of our reality. Our task is to discover the system of creation.

Question: Did you study in a group of ten?

Answer: I learned through a different method, one on one with my teacher. This was a different system through which, in its time, it was possible to prepare a person to continue the work. Studying alone is much more difficult and complicated than studying in a group, but this was necessary because this made it possible for me to acquire the training method.

Today, there is no longer a need for this method. I am sure that I was the last who received knowledge from his teacher like this, whereas now the world has crystallized as an integral system so that starting from our generation and on solitary Kabbalists are not required.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/8/15

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Oil Prices Dropped

laitman_570Comment: Five years ago you said that there will come a time when the price of oil would drop to $30 a barrel. This is happening now: the price of oil has dropped to below $30 a barrel. Iran is now joining the oil market, Saudi Arabia is killing Russia with cheap oil and America is also part of this game. On the whole it seems that the price of oil will continue to drop.

Answer: This isn’t where we are headed. Energy isn’t a problem and we can produce energy from everything. Of course oil will be very cheap and in this respect a bleak future awaits Russia since they will not be able to rely on oil. It is actually Russia that is soft with Iran and I cannot imagine why.

Besides, the shale revolution is coming, technology is advancing and most importantly there is no heavy industry and steel production. Soon ships will be printed out of such materials that do not need smelting and forging.

When I see that the price of oil is dropping, I see progress coupled with the gradual transition of humanity to a totally different level of existence, to a level on which everything will be more virtual. The earth and its resources will not affect our standard of living. Life will be different, more airy, more virtual. It will not be connected to hard work with heavy objects. Houses will be built easily, as if made of children’s building blocks.

This is necessary so that people can understand that what is important is not satisfying our unrestrained needs because if we want to, we will be able to easily provide everything we need.

Therefore, humanity has to grow and to ascend above the current era of consumption which is all about get-get-get, and reach the recognition that it doesn’t need all that.

In fact this is already happening. We see people’s rejection of expensive purchases. Man can overcome his petty egoism. Today a person mainly needs a smart mobile phone in order to communicate with others, but this will also pass.

People don’t want to chase after delicacies, travel around the world, or attain anything. Everything passes, fades, and vanishes. And in the end a person will become empty.

We are brought to the state where a person begins to think about what he lives for and what the meaning of his life is.

Everything moves only in the direction of virtual reality in which everything disappears, and a person is left facing infinity like a baby on the verge of an abyss.

Different desires, attributes, questions, and feelings begin to awaken in him, which will reveal to him the meaning of what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us. It is starting to draw and to attract him; he will enter it and see a system of forces that he is part of, which he manages and is managed by.

And all this is happening in an ever increasing harmony that is gradually revealed; it begins to play inside a person like a moving, powerful melody, continuously filling him without leaving any voids, even invisible ones. This draws him to the upcoming dimensions. I envy those who have not discovered it yet!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/15/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.14.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Good and Evil”

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Shamati #99, “He Did Not Say Wicked or Righteous” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Gatehouse of Intentions,” Item 66

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace,” “Clarification of the Phrase from the Mishnah: Everything Is In Deposit, and a Fortress Spreads Over All of Life” 

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