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Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah engages in the revelation of the Creator, but where is He? Is He beyond the universe, meaning beyond its borders, or on another dimension, meaning within the universe but in a parallel space?
Answer: The Creator is a field we exist in. He evokes different sensations in us so that we will begin to feel Him.
Therefore the greatest punishment is when the Creator disappears, when He is concealed from us. We feel the connection between us, but we don’t feel the field, the Creator.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is divided into two parts, one part is meant to lead a person to feel the field. The other part is to investigate the field by becoming similar to it. When we change, we feel the field, the Creator, through our changes. The Creator remains constant and only we change until we fully attain Him.
Answer: The yearning for individuality and freedom is established in us by the Creator so that we would specifically attain absolute and eternal individuality, exclusivity, and freedom.
Question: Is it possible to say that each person is a Creator in his own way?
Answer: Only to the degree that he becomes similar to the Creator does the person himself become a Creator.
Question: Can we change the events in our lives ourselves?
Answer: We can change all of the events of life and their main results if we begin to summon upon ourselves what is called the correcting Upper Light, the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light).
Question: How is it possible to exist in the physical world and still be an altruist?
Answer: You stop associating yourself with the physical world, meaning that you completely change your attitude to it.
Question: Where is information about the forms and characteristics of biological and non-biological types found? Is the information about the non-spiritual forms and characteristics of a person connected to his soul?
Answer: Information about all physical forms is inherent in matter itself, and the management of this matter comes from the surrounding spiritual space.
Question: In history has there ever been women who were Kabbalists?
Answer: There were quite a few female Kabbalists in history and today there may be more. In the wisdom of Kabbalah there is no difference between a woman and a man.
Question: You claim that the conditions are ideal now for the development of the wisdom of Kabbalah. So why is it that there are so few Kabbalists who are known in our time?
Answer: Ideal conditions for the development of the wisdom of Kabbalah really do exist today. It is reaching the masses and has spread very widely. But that is only the beginning since we are the first generation to widely disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Question: Why are you not interested in the essence of other studies?
Answer: It is because they are not involved with the ascent of our nature.
Question: Is disease a punishment?
Answer: Disease is healing, a purification.
Question: I just want to have fun. Will the wisdom of Kabbalah help me?
Answer: Yes, the wisdom of Kabbalah will bring you absolute fun.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
Answer: Creation appears only when it begins to reveal the Creator. It does not exist prior to that.
Thus, we cannot speak about creation without the Creator or about the Creator without the creation.
In other words, if the desire created by the Creator obtains the property in which it can attain the Creator, then it is called creation. Yet, the part that is still unable to accept the property of the Creator, which means revealing Him within itself, exists in the embryonic state and it is not a creation.
Therefore all people in our world and everything we feel now is a virtual creation, the existence of matter in the state anticipating the spiritual. Creation is called the created desire that has obtained freedom of choice and implemented it in similarity to the Creator.
From the Convention In Moscow, Day Two 5/3/16, Lesson 4
In the News (Forex): “After the Second World War, Western leaders have tried to create rules that would help avoid a repeat of the horrors of the past decades. They sought to encourage prosperity and independence, so that ‘war was not only unthinkable but materially impossible.’ And their efforts were not in vain, they have begun to bear fruit. Since then, in Western Europe there has been no armed conflict. Development of world trade contributed to the growth of incomes around the world. Yet Brexit – is a clear sign that the process of globalization is unfolding in the opposite direction. Many economists were shocked by this unexpected setback.”
My Comment: The problem is not with globalization, it is imposed on us by the forces of nature. We have evolved to the point where we should begin to converge until the feeling of complete unity as one family, with one heart. The process must be gradual and deliberate, as it is necessary to follow the laws of nature.
But there is no need to invent our future. We could plan it as long as we develop within our nature, through the usual egoism.
But now, before us the next stage of our development is being revealed: a single integral humanity. To work together with the forces of nature toward this state, we must learn the integral laws of our development. And for this, we must become like them ourselves. And this is made possible for us through the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Answer: The forces that operate in the upper world are altruistic forces, and the lower forces that operate in our world are egoistic forces and therefore we are all egoistic. The Creator says from the beginning, “I have created the evil inclination…,” which means that if you have any problems or complaints, turn to Me personally, and then He immediately adds, “I have created the Torah as a spice.”
Our world is the embodiment of all the evil that was created in us. The evil force, egoism, is the force that generates thoughts and actions only for its own sake, for its own pleasure, momentarily, which is revealed at the moment on all levels of nature: on the still, vegetative, animate, and the human. Living within ourselves is called evil because such a life is short, flawed; we are always locked on ourselves, on satisfying our immediate needs in order to maintain ourselves in a more or less comfortable state.
Let’s imagine that we have created a machine that operates for some time only in order to maintain its functioning and then to happily die. What is this inefficient, unproductive product of the Creator—a person who thinks only of itself, and, consequently, has negative efficiency?
Initially, there was no intention to create a biological machine, as a man and in general all of nature, to live only in order to multiply in great pain and great trouble. In our current state, all of a human life is a desire to survive somehow, to suffer as little as possible and eventually leave this hard, temporary life, to disintegrate into elementary particles, and to put it simply, to rot. Of course, you can not see any perfection or anything in the action of the Creator that would speak of it as of something higher, wise, purposeful.
Therefore, we don’t see anything wise about our life, but quite the opposite: from the first moment a person comes into this world he begins to get closer to his death. And if life is so short, there is nothing inherently good. This creation can not be created by an absolutely perfect Creator, and that we live, does not fit into His plan of creation to delight.
We don’t understand how the Creator, who is absolute and perfect, created such a world; what we undergo in life does not fit into His plan of creation to delight His creatures.
The thought of the creation is to bring the created beings contentment so that they should praise the Creator, resemble Him, so that we would attain the same level of perfection and eternity on which He exists. In order to raise us to His level that is totally opposite from the level we are born and live on in this world, we were given the Upper Light, the upper force, and also a manual telling us how to spur, summon, and fulfill that force so that it will gradually change us and raise us to His level of eternity and wholeness.
This level is totally different from the corporeal level that is characterized by the temporary egoistic desire to fill ourselves right now, no matter what will happen later. A true altruistic level is not what we call altruism in our world, but an intention to ascend above our egoism and to acquire a form that is opposite from it.
Therefore it is written: “I have seen an opposite world.” This is what we must attain in our world. In other words, while living in our egoism, we have to begin to change it, to rise above it, and to turn it inside out. But we don’t have the forces, the capabilities, and understanding to do so. We only suffer from our existence inside it.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, if a person suffers, it means that you can already speak to him, because as an egoist he wants to get rid of the suffering, of the ego. If we offer him to help him get rid of what constantly oppresses, beats and humiliates him, he will probably agree. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah offers us.
Kabbalah was hidden as long as we were not disappointed with egoism and believed that it was somehow possible to live with it and to establish some kind of relations between us. And when we realized that we are advancing to the worst possible state, the wisdom of Kabbalah was revealed. When a person begins to feel that the end of civilization is near, when he no longer believes in a bright future and asks himself about the meaning of life, this is the state for which the wisdom of Kabbalah offers a solution. The solution is to change man’s nature into an opposite nature and thus acquire an absolute eternal happy state instead of the current state, which is finite, miserable, and vicious. This is how we can change our fate.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
New Life #518 – Kabbalah Conventions, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
For someone who comes to a Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Convention, what does he gain, how does it give someone peace and satisfaction, and why specifically are these conventions, of the many things that one can participate in, the right place for so much internal experience?
From KabTV’s “New Life #518 – Kabbalah Conventions, Part 2,” 2/8/15
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