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It Could Not Have Been Otherwise

laitman_622_01Question: Does a person have the possibility of creating another history, or is everything dictated precisely from the start?

Answer: With respect to every event that has already happened, we must say that it could not have been otherwise. Baal HaSulam writes about this in the first articles in the book Shamati and in Letter 18.

That is, regarding everything that happened, we must say: “That is how it had to happen” and in regard to everything that has not yet happened: “It depends only on us.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/29/16

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The Taste Of Life

laitman_285_02Question: Why do we live such a hectic life, swallowing life without feeling its taste? How can we find the right balance?

Answer: Everything depends on the pace of life to which a person calibrates himself.

If you think about your spiritual ascents, the pace of your life will not seem tiresome, frustrating, or obligating.

You should make sure that your continuous work is concerned with your spiritual advancement. Everything else will come along, but only according to what you really need, which means that it cannot be ignored. And everything will seem very simple.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/19/16

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Write My Program On Your Heart

laitman_527_02Torah, Deuteronomy 11:18: And you shall set these words of Mine upon your heart and upon your soul…

A person must recognize all the changes that happen to him and move exactly according to them, perceiving each of them as coming from the Creator, as a necessity for his advancement.

With these states that are, as if, the “words” of the Creator, he must format his heart and his mind, in other words, transform them into a completely different format.

Just as it is required to delete a previous program in a computer in order to install a new one, in the same way we, while moving forward, must gradually delete each degree within us and record a new one to replace it. We need to gradually rewrite the entire egoistic attitude to the world, to life, and to each other in an altruistic way. And we need to do this independently.

Therefore it is written, “set these words of Mine upon your heart and upon your soul,” meaning write down My program, the program of bestowal and love, upon your egoistic heart.

But the heart doesn’t really want to accept it, so this program can’t immediately go to the heart! It really isn’t easy.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/15/16

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Where Should One Seek The Meaning Of Life?

Laitman_109We are living in a period when the question about the meaning of life has broken out among humanity as a universal call. A person wants to know why he exists and why it is worth living.

In the past, his desires were in the framework of material existence. The main thing was to have food, sex, family, wealth, honor, control, and knowledge.

These desires developed in us during the entire course of human history, and thanks to them we developed our lives, communications, and the system of connections between us.

Until the middle of the 20th century, all of this was normal. Then the ego changed. It began to demand: “What is the meaning of life?” It was specifically the ego that asks these questions. Its last question is: “What is all of this for?” Which is to say, there is food, sex, family, honor, and knowledge; all of this is okay, but why is it necessary if everything comes to an end? This is useless. Even if we lengthen our lives for another 100 years, what else? The question remains unchanged.

For thousands of years our ego developed with a gift for answering all the questions about life. But now it bluntly asks the question, “What is it for?!” So we are in a crisis in all the areas of life: science, art, education, family, and so forth.

The entire world is immersed in depression and drugs because people long to know why they exist. They don’t want to have children or have a family because they feel that there is no meaning to it. People didn’t feel this way in the past, like animals that don’t have this problem.

The great challenge that stands before us is to understand how to find the meaning of life and where to search for it. We cannot find it in our world. We cannot find the meaning of life on Mars either, and not even on other distant stars because all of these are lifeless, inanimate bodies, the inanimate level of nature. To do this we must rise to a higher level than our level of life.

Nature is goading and hastening us toward this, so that we will rise up from the level of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature in this world, to the next level, the next dimension.

How is it possible to rise above ourselves? After all, to do this we need to have a different nature. This is complicated, but possible. There is a method in our world, the wisdom of Kabbalah, which makes it possible to attain this. It explains how to find the meaning of life and places this question before humanity.

This is a 5,777 year-old method. Despite its antiquity, it is very relevant today because it is beginning to be revealed and has appeared only in our generation, calling to humanity to discover it, to possess it, and to know it, and through that to rise to the next level of development, the next dimension, the next world, during our lifetimes. The question about the meaning of life was posed at the beginning of the wisdom of Kabbalah, but it had to wait for humanity to develop. It was written at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century that it would be time for Kabbalah to be revealed and that the upper world would be attained with its help.

Every level develops from its previous level. The vegetative develops from the still, the animate develops, and then human society develops. And now we must rise to the next level, above the level of human society, to form a new man.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is a very realistic method, accessible and imperative for each one of us. We are suggesting that everyone should become aware of it. It doesn’t require special changes, affiliations, or physical efforts and activities from us; just simply start studying it. It doesn’t call for believing in something; rather, it describes the world in which we are found, and according to its system, it will become clear to us what we must do to attain the real world, the next level of existence.

We don’t feel this level of existence now, just as a stone doesn’t feel the vegetative world and the vegetative world doesn’t feel the animate world because they are not on the same level of existence. So we only feel it to a very weak degree and don’t understand anything about the next level of our development.

Only a question about the meaning of life appears in us. So let’s discover the right answer and in that way we will merit immense pleasures and fulfillments! We will attain a feeling of true life!

When we begin to study this method, we will begin to understand the system in which we are found, its matrix, and this knowledge will lead us forward. It does not enslave us; it doesn’t bind us to anything, and is not obligatory. It is the only salvation for today’s  generation. A goal is being revealed before us that previously was hidden.

Here’s to your success in discovering it!
From KabTV’s  “Questions About the Meaning of Life” 9/19/16

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OPEC Overflowing With Oil

 In the News (WI-FI): “All the world’s store of oil is overflowing; their reserves exceed three billion barrels. At the same time, OPEC has not yet made a decision on a possible term limitation of fuel production, said OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo on Tuesday, September 27th, reports TASS. …

“Venezuelan Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino said that the production may be limited to the level of August, it will remove an extra million barrels of oil per day from the market. …

“Earlier, the Venezuelan Minister announced a possible drop in oil prices below $20 a barrel if the representatives of the oil-producing countries fail to agree on joint action in the market.”

My Comment: Soon the entire oil industry will disappear. A new type of energy will free people from concerns about the production of energy of any kind. This would bring immense changes in the alignment of forces in the world. But it leads to the fact that only the joint solution of all problems of the world as a family, will give mankind the right decision.

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Based Upon Mutual Concessions

laitman_627_2Question: For a year and a half my partner and I have split up many times, but still have returned to each other. Knowing each other’s shortcomings, we have continued our relationship. What should one pay attention to so as not to break up again and to cherish each other?

Answer: This is a very good situation between you two. You must learn to concede to each other and only this! Compete in making concessions to each other. It’s very simple to do, deliberately show, “See how I give in without demanding anything in return and I don’t even demand the same concessions from you!”

Love grows only through concessions because all of us are damaged egoists who love themselves. If we still want a connection with each other, such a connection is born and developed only on the basis of mutual concessions.

My teacher Rabash used to say that love is a house pet that we must constantly feed through mutual concessions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16

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My Articles In The Media, September 26 – October 15, 2016

In English:

The Jerusalem Post:

What Jonah tells us about anti-Semitism
Why Tishrei means a new life


Beyond the Great Divide Between Israel and American Jewry
What Jonah Tells Us About Anti-Semitism
Absolute Truth Is Not Dead; It Never Existed!
Selichot (Forgiveness) and the Meaning of Life
European Jews Under Siege and Terrified

In German:

The Huffington Post:

Das Jahr der Veränderung
Wiewird man Israel los”, MittlerweilegestrichenerneuerKurs an der Berkeley Universität

In French:

The Times of Israel:

Ce que l’histoire de Jonas nous apprend sur l’antisémitisme
PourquoiTishreisignifieune vie nouvelle
Les juifseuropéensterrifiés

In Italian:


Lo que Jonásnos dice sobre el antisemitismo
Ebreieuropei: sotto assedio e terrorizzati
Judíoseuropeos: asediados y aterrorizados
Ebreieuropei: sotto assedio e terrorizzati
Antisemitismoistituzionalizzatoall’Università di Berkeley: fatti e dettagli
La scoperta di Merkel e Hollande: la UE stamorendo

In Spanish:

Unidos con Israel:

El año del cambio

The Huffington Post:

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In Chinese:

The Times of Israel:

Today is a Holiday – The Journal of a Spiritual Journey


Settling An Account With The Creator

laitman_628_2Question: Shame is the strongest and most hated feeling that a person experiences. People are willing to commit suicide in order to not feel public shame. Why is shame revealed in such an unhealthy form?

Answer: It is because this is a direct defeat to our ego; there is no greater injury to narcissism than such actions.

In the past, they used to duel, kill, and be killed, knowing that they might die, but they could not overcome the defeat of egoism. This was indeed a great folly, but a person could not act otherwise.

Question: What does the wisdom of Kabbalah suggest in a case like this?

Answer: Only the return to our source, that there is none else beside the Creator who arouses all of this within us. We need to be involved with Him only.

It is up to us to settle our accounts with the Creator because only He arranges everything for us. What does a person do? He is a puppet, a marionette on a theater stage. If through this puppet we constantly begin to “grasp” the Creator, then we will inevitably discover Him!

Comment: But in this case a person is dealing with society….

Answer: There is no society if we are talking from a scientific perspective. So all of this is necessary to discover what is happening behind the scenes in our world.

We focus on the people themselves instead of the disclosure of the only force acting in the entire universe, the Creator!

In any case, no matter what; we have only one rule of behavior: to see the Creator behind them.

Question: But must I make a connection with people to see the Creator behind them?

Answer: You create a connection with them to discover the Creator behind them.

He activates them like puppets on a string, and someone who doesn’t want to be a puppet relates to them as puppets on a string in order to discover the Creator.

In this manner, we become like Him and acquire our independence and identity.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16

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A Formula Of Desires

laitman_214Question: I have read the post “Physicists Investigate The Structure Of Time, With Implications For Quantum Mechanics …” on your blog. Do the actual parts of the desire have a form in the minimal time of 10-43 seconds?

Can we come up with a formula of these desires and their power in mass? Is this measure also constant like the Light or is it a kind of a reflection of the Light in the form of certain desires, which we see as a picture that the brain depicts for us?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah gives us a feeling that is real until the adaptation of our inertial body enables us to view actions on the upper level where the connection between opposites takes place and the immediate transitions from one place to another and the transformation of the Light to matter and back.

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