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There Is No Account With The Bodies

laitman_600_02Question: You have said that the upper leadership has no account with the bodies. What does that mean? Is this the reason that the world is so merciless with regard to the bodies? Does the soul really develop by the suffering of the body?

Answer: It says in Shamati that the Creator hates the bodies, but the term “body” refers to egoism, not to our corporeal body.

We need to understand the accurate meaning of the terminology we use, otherwise you will always have different intrepretations.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/6/16

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Going By Faith Above Reason

laitman_608_01Torah, Deuteronomy 12:13: Beware, lest you offer up your burnt offerings any place you see. 

A person has no right to select which of his internal properties to change. He can act only in a way that the upper force, called the Creator, shows him. After all, in the place he currently is in, he cannot know what to do. 

It’s the same in our lives. I need to rise to a higher degree, and only from there will it become clear to me what to do at the lower stage and how to manage it. Therefore, any action I perform on myself is called faith above reason.

Rising to the next degree, I feel it, perceive it above my egoism, and once I fully absorb myself in it, I turn to my present degree, to my egoism, and begin to form it correctly.

Without connection with the upper degree, I have not even touched my nature because I will always adjust it only for myself, will mold it like clay, ridiculous “toys,” all kinds of idols to worship: religions, beliefs, and so forth.

Therefore, it is better not to enter what isn’t within my scope, but to rise by faith above reason to a higher level called the Creator, cling to it, and receive instructions from it as to what action to make on my degree.

Can a little child know exactly what to do? He needs to listen to an adult, let’s say a teacher, and then comply unconditionally with his instructions, realizing that he doesn’t understand anything on his degree. This behavior is considered correct in our world.

After all, it often seems to us that we are doing the right thing, so, every second each of us and all of us together make constant mistakes in behavior, intention, thoughts, and decisions.

Naturally, nothing good comes from it because in our actions we don’t proceed from the upper degree. We always advance by trial and error, and we receive blows that correct us, but they correct us instinctively, not rationally. Therefore, on the next degree, in the next state, we will again act on the basis of our own understanding, not from a higher understanding.

Thus, every time we need to rise to the next degree, to go by faith above reason. Then, while we are in the sensation of the upper degree and being guided by it, we are constantly receiving new knowledge.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/30/16

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A Chance To Develop Our Soul

laitman_547_06Question: Does the body have any chance of continuing the correction after a person dies?

Answer: A dead body has no chance of continuing correction. The body is meant for a certain mission only, while the soul can continue to develop.

Question: But there is freedom of choice?

Answer: If a person has freedom of choice as a result of the correction of the soul, it is a different matter and there is a totally different account with him. Then he has a reason to live. He is incorporated in others and begins to love them; he lives in their desires and not in the desires of his own body.

In that case, if he operates correctly, he can live for hundreds of years. But if he lives for himself, he poisons himself with his own egoistic nature.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 147

laitman_629_1Question: If a person doesn’t feel that he is needed in society or in the family, is that nature, is it the Creator who makes him understand that? Does this mean that he is actually not needed by anyone?

Answer: No one but the Creator.

Question: There was a phrase in one book, “He had 12 children.” Will your children be your students or in the particular tens?

Answer: Children are the students, but the evaluation is not quantitative, but qualitative.

Question: Does the cardiogram of ups and downs between the different states continue after you transcend the Machsom (barrier)?

Answer: Of course, but in a totally different way, which is increasingly healthier.
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“Women Who Regret Having Kids”

laitman_565_01In the News (The Huffington Post): “A Marie Claire piece published last week presented readers with one of society’s biggest taboos: parents who regret having their kids. One woman in the article describes motherhood as a ‘life-altering mistake’ and a ‘middle-class prison.’ The mostly career-oriented interviewees resent that changing diapers has kept them from writing books and describe themselves as ‘not mother material.’ Facebook groups with names such as ‘I Regret Having Children’ and books such as The Mother Bliss Lie: Regretting Motherhood prove these women are not alone. …

“The decision about whether to spawn or not won’t truly feel like a choice until there’s no longer a taboo against women who don’t want to be moms.

“Fewer millennials are looking to motherhood for fulfillment. Last year, the number of births in the U.S. hit a record low and a 2012 survey from the University of Pennsylvania found that in a 20-year span, the number of students who planned to have children dropped from 78 to 42 per cent. Yet cultural attitudes haven’t caught up with reality. …

“Women should choose motherhood because they want kids, not because of societal pressure. The horrible reality that some parents regret having children proves our expectations need to change.”

My Comment: Society’s distorted view of life is reflected in its attitude regarding offspring, the future of the family, the nation, the world, and further influences every individual’s opinion about his own life and family. The solution to the problem is undoubtedly only by changing society’s attitude, which depends on educating society. It must be addressed in a comprehensive manner, involving mass media.
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New Life #599 – Greek Economic Collapse

New Life #599 – Greek Economic Collapse
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

When the economy collapses, people go back payment methods like the old days. If Greece decides to break off from the EU, it will encounter all sorts of dangers; it is in a kind of trap. Greece’s plight is remniscent of the plight of the people of Israel throughout history: pressure, threats, and fear. The corruption of Greece and the corruption throughout the world stems from man’s egoistic nature. We have to recognize the evil in us. Governments think only about their own interests, about how to steal and how to care only for their electorate.

This may either lead to an explosion or we may grow wise and realize that we need a change, a new attitude to life. Nature is directing us toward a new life, a life of connection and equality between people. Anyone who will suffer will blame the Jews. This is the law of nature since our role is to lead humanity to connection. We have to learn and to teach how people discover the upper force in the connection between them and that only this force can fix everything in our lives.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #599 – Greek Economic Collapse” 7/12/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.16.16

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Lesson on the Topic: “Despair from His Own Forces,” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic: “Despair from His Own Forces,” Part 2

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