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Humanity’s Major Problem

laitman_600_04Question: What do we have to do so that we can live a life full of corporeal pleasures?

Answer: We will not be able to live a life full of corporeal pleasures. The world is deteriorating to a paradoxical state. On one hand, it is not a problem to feed the whole world by distributing food to everyone. We can easily distribute everything there is in the world because the production of shoes, clothing, furniture, and building is not so expensive anymore.

The problem is that humanity is not organized correctly. We are living in a negative world, an unprecedented situation in human history. Therefore I think that the only impending threat on the world is our inability to properly configure ourselves to attain a good life.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/10/16

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Man Or The Creator?

Laitman_109Question: If only the Creator exists, does that mean that man is part of the Creator?

Answer: Yes, but a person has to attain that by himself.

Question: If that’s so, does it mean that a person feels only the Creator or only himself? Is there only a Creator or only a person?

Answer: Only the Creator exists and we exist according to our egoism.

Question: What does the Creator enjoy? What does it mean that the force enjoys?

Answer: It is filled and fulfilled.

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How Should One Read Books Of Kabbalah?

laitman_209Question: How do reading books like, The Book of Zohar and the Shamati articles influence a person and how can we read them correctly, with what intention? What must we want?

Answer: We must read with an intention to achieve the purpose of life, resemblance to the Creator, the characteristic of absolute love. That is what the first articles of Rabash talk about.

Question: When reading the Shamati articles, is it enough to want to feel the hidden meanings of the text so that the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light)  will influence the reader?

Answer: This is enough, but this is possible only on condition that the person participates in the practical realization of the text within a group.

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How Can I Influence My Destiny?

Laitman_524_01Question: How is it possible to influence destiny and the higher management?

Answer: The only way a person can influence the higher management so that it will not lead him to the goal and to happiness through the “rod,” but through advancement along a comfortable, rapid, easy, and joyful way is only through a yearning for connection and union within a group of people who are studying with him.

So together you will attract the Upper Light to yourselves, which is a special power that exists in the world and can connect and unite us. This is the only way to achieve a better state.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/17/16

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In Search Of Free Will, Part 2

laitman_275Age-Old Conflict

People are entirely and fully dependent on heredity and the environment. Free will is no more than an illusion.

But if absolutely nothing depends on me, if I am just a part of the general mechanism that has no independence whatsoever, and if I don’t act but am being influenced, then my life has no meaning and no reason at all. In that case, why do we exist? What is this all for?

And here we come to the heart of the matter: is a free choice possible in man’s life, a free action that will allow us to call him independent? Apparently, just for the sake of this action he was born and lives from reincarnation to reincarnation. And billions of people live this way.

So what is this free action, albeit tiny, around which revolves my entire existence? When I will get to it and realize it? Precisely from there the meaning of my life will grow and break free.

In researching this question we discover ourselves in the unique system. On the one hand, we all are egoists and lead an extremely individualistic life. With time we disconnect more and more and move away from each other.

Nobody needs neighbors, no one wants communication with most of them. On the other hand, nature brings us closer together; we live on the small planet Earth, in a small global village, in the global, integral connection with each other.

This contrast, this contradiction grows from year to year. Today it is especially noticeable in Europe, where an attempt to create a common market has exposed the inability of the Europeans to unite in correct mutuality.

So how do we solve this problem?
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/28/16

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If You Want To Be A Man

laitman_742_03Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 7:12: And it will be, because you will heed these ordinances and keep them and perform, that the Lord, your God, will keep for you the covenant and the kindness that He swore to your forefathers.

Comment: The conversation is with human egoism, which says that if you comply with all the laws ,everything will be all right.

Answer: Of course. But on the other hand, everything is not the way it seems to us because there are no physical or egoistic violations, punishments, or rewards. The Torah speaks only about human spirituality.

We need to understand that, on one hand, the entire system of development drives us to the spiritual ascent. But on the other hand, a person who begins to deal with it can’t lie quietly on the couch.

He feels that he must reach spiritual ascent, although no one is forcing him. He has to work against his egoism even though he doesn’t feel any violations, any beatings and punishments at the moment.

He feels moral beatings, the inability to remain in this state; he wants to be a man. And this is the warning.

The Torah says that if you want to be a man, you must fulfill its instruction. And if you stumble, you will be punished. But all this is regarding my desire to become different, and not an appeal to me as a “beast” that has to bear material punishment.

If you make a mistake in your spiritual ascent, you won’t achieve what you desire. And this is the punishment. Especially in this case, when it comes to the nation of Israel, which is already moving to the land of Israel.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/13/16

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New Life 746 – The Four Phases At The Foundation Of Life

New Life 746 – The Four Phases At The Foundation Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

The four divisions in the foundation of nature are found in every detail of creation. It is very important to be familiar with them. Creation consists of a total of two forces, the force of giving and the force of receiving, which are also called Light and Kli.

Division 1: The desire to give creates the desire to receive.

Division 2: After the Kli receives the Light and has pleasure, it begins to receive the giving characteristic of the Light.

Division 3: The Kli understands that in order to realize its desire to give, it must receive the Light with an intention to give to it.

Division 4: After the Kli feels how much the Light loves it, a total desire to enjoy this is awakened in it.

This process is called the Four Phases of the Direct Light (Ohr Yashar) and is found at the foundation of creation, before the formation of the universe. At its end, there is a Kli that receives Light and feels its contrast with the Light. So it restricts its desire to receive. Every detail in reality is built from these four parts, in the technique of relationships between people in every area. In this process, the Light builds the fundamental cell of life, a desire to receive that will ultimately want to resemble the Light. It is important to understand these four phases to understand how we can bring the creation to correction.
From KabTV’s “New Life 746 – The Four Phases At The Foundation Of Life,” 7/14/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.08.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 18

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 2, Part 6, “Answers on the Order of Cause and Result”

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Lesson on the Topic: “Memorial Day of Ari”

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