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A Price For Work Performed

Laitman_001_02Question: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, how is it possible to determine correctly a price for work performed?

Answer: In worldly life I don’t know, the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks only about spiritual work. From this point of view, it is very simple to determine the price for work performed, because for spiritual work a person doesn’t demand anything for himself, not even spiritual elevation; rather, he asks for only one thing, to give contentment to the Creator.
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History Of Humanity – A Look Inside, Part 3

laitman_746_01Desires can’t be killed! They can’t be destroyed; they can only be shut down and not used. The entire world has its purpose and therefore it is impermissible to throw anything away or even to exclude it from use.

This is determined by the attitude to the seven desires (seven nations) that are revealed during the development period called entering the land of Israel. “Land –Eretz” means desire (Ratzon), and “Israel” means straight to the Creator (Yashar-El). If we correct our attitude to the seven big egoistic desires that were revealed, we will neutralize them as if they don’t exist. Then we will become ready to settle in the land of Israel, which means to enter the desire that is directed straight to the Creator (Israel), meaning with an intention to bestow.

All the desires that exist from the times of ancient Babylon went through a shattering, terrible crises, and subsequent development. Therefore it is said about Abraham’s group that it allegedly goes to the land of Canaan, then to Egypt, to the desert, and then enters the land of Israel.

However, in reality these are names of the periods, when deeper, more cruel and egoistic desire was revealed inside the people of Israel, inside Abraham’s group. And we cover it more and more every time, not willing to use it in a criminal and egoistic way for our own sake.

We stay in the quality of bestowal all the time, creating a cover for all the desires that are revealed in us: for Pharaoh (the biggest egoistic desire), and for all the nations that stand in our way. From that moment on we can build such a connection from the corrected desires that we would be with each other not just in mercy, but actually in the intention to bestow.

It means this is not enough to not covet another’s property, when yours is yours and mine is mine, or to appeal to everyone to be friends. We really have to reach the connection of our hearts. Mercy isn’t a connection of the hearts yet, which implies connection of the desires. Therefore, I begin to scrutinize which of my desires can connect with the desires of others.

This is the first and second restriction, when all desires that are incapable of connecting qualities of reception and bestowal (Malchut with Bina) are separated. We refuse to use all this and begin to work only with the desires to bestow and with these desires to receive that annul themselves before them (AHAP de-Aliyah). From these desires we build the First Temple, our first connection in desires.

However this is only part of the correction, since we are under the second restriction and don’t use our real desire to enjoy. By building the First Temple we reach the light Mochin de-Haya with the illumination of Hochma. When we finish construction of the Temple, the upper force is revealed inside our connection. We ourselves lead it to revelation by providing a suitable vessel.

The actual quality of bestowal doesn’t have a form; we define the form with our desires that connect with each other. This is called revelation of the Creator to the creatures. The upper force is revealed inside our desires that are correctly connected to each other. This actually is the Temple.

As soon as the Temple is revealed, all the desires that so far are unable to be included into this connection begin to wake up and present new demands to us. And since their demands are valid, because they emanate from the ultimate goal of creation, its final implementation, we can’t resist them. We begin to be impressed by these desires that are revealed above the height of the Temple.

After all, these desires assure us that it is possible to build the much higher Temple, meaning to strengthen the connection between us! However, we don’t have a cover for such height and so we begin to fall.

In the interpretation of this world it means that wars erupt around the First Temple, characters that are known to all of us appear: K’tzinim (lords and nobles), Pharisees and Sadducees (Prushim and Tzdokim). The war begins inside this big group called the people of Israel.

Eventually, the strife goes so far that the connection between them breaks. And since the internal connection is destroyed, Nebuchadnezzar appears in the external form, who shatters the stony Temple located in Jerusalem. Obviously, this is just a result of the spiritual shattering.

But even before Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple, the people of Israel have already fallen into their egoistic desires. And as a result, Nebuchadnezzar expels them from the land of Israel and moves them to Babylon, because they already don’t belong to this land and are not considered Israel (meaning aspiring directly to the Creator).

It is said about Babylon that 127 nations lived in it, and all of them were scattered around it. Internal separation reigned between them, and exactly in accordance with the spiritual root, with the internal state, they were scattered physically.

If you are interested why a person is in Kiryat-Gat or Beer-Sheva, in Haifa or Petach-Tikvah, there is a reason for it as well, and a purely spiritual one. After all, we only move because there is a spiritual reason that moves us.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/12/16, Writings of Rabash

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How Does The Upper Light Work?

Laitman_507_05Question: How does the Upper Light work on a person?

Answer: The Upper Light, which is the characteristic of love, created us, the egoistic desire. When it acts on us, it gradually changes this form from an egoistic desire to an altruistic desire. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains this process and helps a person to actively participate in it.
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The Kabbalists Know Everything

Laitman_712_03Question: How did the Kabbalists who lived 5,000 years ago know impossible and precise details about the female body? After all, they weren’t doctors.

Answer: First, in our period they have been finding evidence in archaeological digs that thousands of years ago people even did brain surgery.

In connection to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the Kabbalists know this not from our world. The Kabbalists were not involved with physiological research of women and men. They attained the higher characteristics of nature, of which we are the result. In this respect, the Kabbalists had absolute knowledge and could talk about the male and female body from a fundamental awareness.

For those who are beginning to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, it is not easy to connect our world immediately with the upper world, with the forces that manage us. The forces that create the human body shape its external state and internal organs, arranging them in their places, connecting between them, forcing them to function correctly, and after that, coupling men and women in order to give birth, to nurse, and so on.

All this happens under the influence of higher forces. When we attain the upper system, we no longer even need to learn what is happening in our world because we know precisely what is happening in it from an understanding of how the higher system organizes everything and brings it down into our world.

So in our world, we absolutely carry out the instructions of the upper forces, we have no possibility of operating otherwise. A Kabbalist who has a connection with the upper world sees what is happening at that height and immediately also knows what is happening in our world. It is no secret to him and not at all given to doubt.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/24/16

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Buying The Creator

Laitman_509Question: Can you buy the Creator?

Answer: Yes. You pay Him through your efforts and buy Him. In other words, you discover Him only according to your efforts.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/3/16

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The European Union – “A United Space Of Distrust”

laitman_547_05In the News (Lenta.ru): “United Space of Distrust – Why European intelligence agencies can not fight together against terrorism”

“A series of recent terrorist attacks in France and Germany actualized discussion on countering extremism. The issue was raised again about the coordination of special services of the member states. Too often, it turned out that a criminal who committed the attack in one country performed this in sight of the security forces of a neighboring state, but they do not share information with colleagues. …

“There is a paradoxical situation: the extremists in Europe have more freedom of action than those who must confront them. As after the arrest of Abdeslama, the terrorists changed their plans – instead of the business district of Paris La Défense an attack in Brussels – they were outside the jurisdiction of the French secret service, so they lost interest.

“After each new terrorist attack, from the high tribunes sound the ritual appeals to rally more closely and actively share information. … But the words remain words. …

“The EU has succeeded in many ways: a common economic space, open borders, uniform standards of education. But the general security policy – is still a pipe dream. …

“The reason for this, according to the director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs School of Economics Timofey Bordachev, lies in the very concept of the state and the representation of its functions. ‘The most important duty of a sovereign state is to ensure the security of citizens’ – said the expert. …

“ European intelligence agencies still treat each other with suspicion, remembering the old adage – ‘intelligence has no friends, only competitors.’”

Attitude: I believe that in the near future we will witness the breakup of the European Union because without educating the citizens of these nations with a spirit of unity, living as a single family, they feel like they are strangers to their neighbors.

The restrictions imposed on the nations of the Union will become prohibitive to implement. The benefits of the Union will disappear and be covered with a lack of desire to concede until they “divorce.”

But happiness can be achieved—just as in a family, it is necessary to know how to reach it, to appreciate, preserve, and develop it!
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New Life #751 – Connecting Opposites

New Life #751 – Connecting Opposites
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

All conflicts stem from our nature. Our nature is the evil inclination and it is constantly brewing something for us. The wisdom of Kabbalah is the only method that allows us to use conflicts in order to develop and to reach a state of wholeness. We have reached a point today in which it is impossible to cover up conflicts on any level or in any field anymore. Today the ego is so big that a person cannot stand anyone by his side in a relationship, in the family, or at work.

Here the wisdom of Kabbalah offers a very practical solution whereby we must find a way to connect above our differences, to discover love above the hatred. In order to do so, we have to discover the positive force in nature that will balance the negative force in us, the evil inclination. A middle line will be built between the negative force and the positive force that we have to discover, and in order to do so, we have to learn a new technique of connecting.

This learning process is done in a group, through exercises. In these exercises everyone relates to himself in several ways: once as the smallest in the group, then as bigger than the other members in the group, and finally as an equal to them. Thus, the three lines of our attitude to others are built in each one and eventually the central point of connection is felt. We expect the special force, the upper Light, called the Creator to be revealed in the center of our connection. Then we will understand that the purpose of all the conflicts between us was to bring us to the attainment of the upper dimension.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #751 – Connecting Opposites,” 7/21/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.13.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Who Causes the Prayer”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 156

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “Using the Nature of Singularity as a Subject of Evolution in the Collective and in the Individual” 

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