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Ways To The Creator

laitman_259_02Question: Most new students are very excited and enthusiastic about studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and the method, and see it as the salvation for their lives. All are distinguished by the fact that they were led to search for the meaning of life.  I came because of an inability to escape the oppressiveness of egoism.

I am perplexed and confused because I had a non-standard beginning than all the rest. They were inspired. They were all searching for the meaning of life. But I came because there was no way I could go on like this. Is my way normal?

Answer: There are many ways to reach the Creator, ways we don’t choose but through which the Creator conducts us. Feeling a need to be released from the ego is a very advanced feeling and indicates a person who is close to the goal!
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Eternal Pleasures

laitman_232_09Question: Why are there so few pleasures in life if we were born to receive pleasure? Why doesn’t nature, the Creator, protect us from making mistakes that only lead to pain?

Answer: I would put it differently: all of your problems come from the Creator! He is the only one who manages, arranges, and organizes everything, so the afflictions also stem from Him.

Everything is meant only to guide you to look for real pleasure and to protect you on the way from receiving small, worthless pleasures. This is why the Creator constantly trips you on the way so that you will begin to choose between good and evil, so that you will begin to determine correctly what is worth enjoying in life, so that your life actually will be full of pleasure.

Therefore, you should take what happens to you very seriously. First, you should realize that everything comes from the Creator and only from Him, that He manages you at every given moment and controls both your mind and your feelings. In other words, you should not detach yourself from Him even for a moment and should be in a constant, inner dialog with Him.

Then, you must find out how you can get closer to a pleasure that is more and more correct. If it is the right pleasure, it will not disappear! You will be continuously in it, and it will keep on growing. You will experience an internal explosion of pleasure that will fill you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/31/16

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Toyota Mirai: The Car Of The Future

laitman_293Question:  A new car is being made in Japan, called the Toyota Mirai that will run on a hydrogen engine and produce pure water and useable waste. Instead of emitting CO2 into the atmosphere, it will produce desalinated water that will drip from it. A full tank will suffice for a trip of about 650 kilometers at the price of only ten cents per kilometer.

Won’t gas station owners stop them? We are talking about incredible number of cars and amounts of gasoline.

Answer: We will not be able to stop progress, no matter how hard we try. We can delay it for a few decades, but what will we gain from that?

Technology today allows us to totally change our life and the world. We can change the basis of society because if there is no need for a labor force and large expenses, a person will have a lot of free time. Nature has led us to this state and is revealing new opportunities to us.

Why? What for? It is because a person must start engaging in more internal work on himself. He is freed of all of the external corporeal problems in order to engage in solving spiritual problems that will be focused accurately so he will understand that this is his only role.

If he doesn’t, he will suffer greatly from all of the innovations and will experience great losses and disappointments. A person will suffer from a great inner emptiness and a feeling of worthlessness, lack of meaning, and permanent depression.

Can we compare such a person to a farmer who earned his bread and provided for his family by his hard work, but was satisfied and happy? He was happy with what he earned, from the fact that he had work and that he also would have it the next day and would be able to bring home a loaf of bread.

This means that his desires were on the level of bread, while today, they are on the level of filling the soul. But where can one find such a job or a boss who will provide him with a filling for his soul? This is a much greater problem for which we must prepare, and so we must develop our educational system.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/30/16

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An Answer For All Questions

Laitman_109Question: Why do you believe that only the wisdom of Kabbalah gives a correct and true answer to the questions about the meaning of life, building a family, human society, and education?

Answer: Simply because that is at the same level; as a consequence of the nature that created it, a person cannot reach the need to become aware of the question about the meaning of life, all the more so in solving it when he himself is within nature.

Einstein talked about this when he said that in order to jump on a table, one must jump above the table. What this means is that we need a system that is “above ourselves.” This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah provides. By studying its wisdom, it becomes possible to attract the power that will elevate us, the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light).
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Ready To Be A Kabbalist’s Student

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why do people who don’t know the wisdom of Kabbalah think that it engages in mysticism and magic?

Answer: In order to deter those who are not ready to engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah. A person has to ripen before he begins to study. Even people who wanted to study the wisdom of Kabbalah were turned down and had to make great efforts for a long time before being allowed entry to the study.

He was accepted under very strict conditions with all kinds of restrictions. By performing them, he was allowed to gradually become part of a Kabbalistic group, and then he was dedicated to the requirements for the study of Kabbalah. It was explained that this should be done in association with like-minded people who are building together a small, integral, closed society.

In this society, all are equal, all support each other, are included in one another until they dissolve into one single entity in whom they discover the upper world, and begin to study and explore it.

It says that this is what happened to the great Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who later authored The Book of Zohar when he came to his teacher Rabbi Akiva. The latter sent him away three times, claiming that he wasn’t ready to study the wisdom of Kabbalah yet.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 24/1/16

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New Life #363 – An Approach to Life: Achieving Goals

New Life #363 – An Approach to Life: Achieving Goals
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

How can a person be helped by the environment to achieve goals that he sets for himself, how does it influence success in realizing them, and how do they harness the members of a group for a common goal?

Summary

In defining a goal for myself, it is necessary to be certain that I have the skills to achieve it. Then it is necessary to enter into an environment of people who are found in this area and see if this is right for me.

-To achieve the group goal, you should take an example from successful groups in our field.

-A group means that everyone is working for one common goal and not that each one wants to stand out.

The work in building a group is to really transform individuals into a single body. Each one will feel his friend.

-For example, people on a team who want to shine must first develop a common or group mind.

        -There are those who are naturally focused on a goal and those who are not. By coming closer to each other, everyone will become focused.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #363 – An Approach to Life: Achieving Goal,” 4/29/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.11.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 237

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 506

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Bamidbar,” Parshat, “Shlah Leha

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15, Item 5 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “This Is for Judah” 

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