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Love At First Sight

Laitman_089Question: According to American psychologists, there is no such thing as love at first sight. They claim that love emerges at fourth sight. They also say that, in order to form an emotional memory, there should be at least three meetings that lead to the emergence of love during the fourth meeting (Deacon Chronicle).

Answer: I don’t know what psychologists mean exactly when they refer to love and whether it is an emotional attraction, hormonal attraction, an intellectual attraction, or the bringing together of two hearts.

Question: They also claim that true love grows stronger and is sustained only by pleasant, positive thoughts about one’s partner. This means that a desired impression of a certain person should be created, so they believe that it is created during the fourth meeting.

Answer: This is what they say today; tomorrow they will say differently. As far as human feelings are concerned, it is merely a chemical reaction that takes place on the deepest levels of our subconscious.

It is a game of hormones, which we call love. There are many reasons and different conditions that make a certain person suddenly attracted to another, while the person himself cannot explain that because he doesn’t understand how and what is happening to him.

Therefore, it is impossible to reach any serious scientific conclusions about this issue. There is only one thing I can say: Love is a commitment, a dependency, a feeling of gratitude. It is a mutual condition between people who understand the degree to which they are connected to each other, what they have done for one another, and how much more they can do.

Such mutual dependency and support, such great closeness, as if they both seemingly continue one another, is called love.

It has nothing to do with sex, passion, or any kind of mutual attraction. This is exactly what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us, and we Kabbalists have educated humanity accordingly for years.

Love is a state in which a person accepts the desires of a loved one instead of his own desires, and fills them according to the desires of the loved one. In absolute love, a person even accepts and fulfills the desires of the loved one even though they may be opposite from his own desires. This is a relationship on a totally different level.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/24/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 138

laitman_543_02Question: Can you give some advice about the education of children, particularly when aggression between them is revealed?  How should we direct them correctly?

Answer: Always imagine yourself in their place.

Question from my Facebook : I am very interested in your opinion and the attitude of the wisdom of Kabbalah regarding handicapped children and their parents.

Answer: Sympathy and affection.

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The Main Thing: Yearning For The Goal

 Question: Why do we often say that we must reach a goal, but we don’t pay attention to the corrected state already existing in everyone?

Answer: Yearning for the goal is the determinant and the force for our development, whereas focusing on the corrected state prevents movement toward the goal.

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From The Physical World To The Spiritual

Laitman_524_01When I begin working with the group I gradually encounter all kinds of problems. This is how the Creator reveals the area of work for me so I will resolve all problems that come up, cover them with bridges of love, and create conditions for His revelation within the group.

So I tie myself with the other group members, as the ten Sefirot, and provide a place for the Creator’s revelation between us.

Therefore, we constantly have to remind one another about this. After all, the Creator constantly resets us in our earthly philistinism, and we have to rise from it toward the spiritual tuning, to the correct view of the situation.

This is our constant work. We rise to the new spiritual state from the earthly, confusing world that the Creator makes for us on purpose.
From the Moscow Convention, Lesson 4, 5/3/16

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New Life 763 – Europe – The End Of An Era

New Life 763 – Europe – The End Of An Era
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The European positive values ride on top of a person’s ego like an external coating, see Hitler for example. Today everyone uses nice language but only the wisdom of Kabbalah that is being revealed today can fulfill these positive ideas.

The best European values “ride” on top of the human ego like an external coating, see Hitler for example. Today everyone speaks beautiful words, but the ability to exercise them is brought only the by wisdom of Kabbalah that is being revealed today. Today people have to learn the internality of Israel, the idea and the method of connecting above egoism. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to use the force of connection that is concealed in nature in order to truly connect.

No real connection comes from external changes; it comes from a person’s inner change. This is a method to transcend the ego, to acquire a new nature of bestowal and love, without which we are facing an abyss. Europe thought they could create an enlightened man without internal change, but because human nature is to want to enjoy and always thinks of oneself alone, the EU has failed. It’s like getting people who hate each other to live in one apartment when it is better to stay away from each other.

Radical Islam is the common problem, but without it the Europeans were already devouring each other. Because Europe is the most developed continent, it is actually Europe where the correction and the example for the whole world can stem from. In order to find the good force in nature, we have to learn about human nature, the nature of the world, and how we develop.
From KabTV’s “New Life 763 – Europe – The End Of An Era,” 8/18/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.22.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 27

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot” 

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