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When God Expands Your Boundary

laitman_232_10Torah, Deuteronomy 12:20: When the Lord, your God, expands your boundary, as He has spoken to you, and you say, “I will eat meat,” because your soul desires to eat meat, you may eat meat, according to every desire of your soul.

If a person comes to a state where he can receive the largest Upper Lights for the sake of bestowal – meaning that he can receive enormous pleasures not for himself, but rather for passing them to others – then it becomes possible for him to do this. He receives power and help from the Creator.

This is the meaning of “when the Lord your God expands your boundary and you may eat meat” (receive the Upper Light) according to every desire of your soul.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 6/30/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/19/16

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Question: Is the Creator a brilliant mosaic of the souls that attained Him?

Answer: Yes!

Question: How can you explain changes in character? How do you explain that the desire for generally accepted pleasures disappears?

Answer: A person changes. It happens not necessarily due to the influence of Kabbalah, but it may be influenced by any other environment. A person is a product of his environment.  He is formed at the place he grows. If we leave a child in the forest, he will grow up to be a wild animal.

Question: When do we become Kabbalists? Does it happen during the studying?

Answer: As soon as we begin to think that the most important thing in our lives is spiritual development and revelation of the Creator, we already can be called Kabbalists.

Question: Somebody said that permanent happiness doesn’t exist, as soon as you understand that you are happy, it begins to evaporate.

Answer: Of course. No correct state stays in the person for more than a second so it can be replaced by another one. And it is within our abilities to make it even greater.

Question: How have Kabbalists achieved infinite happiness?

Answer: It changes gradually and constantly. Kabbalists work on it all the time. And it is constantly interweaved with periods of darkness, left line and right line.

This is a system that we need to study and learn to implement. There can’t be happiness without unhappiness. However, unhappiness is not like in our world. It is the realization that I can’t bring contentment to the Creator, and happiness is when I can bestow upon Him.

It turns out that unhappiness on the path I also perceive as a necessary step on the way to happiness because there can’t be one without the other. And therefore, the darkness and the light shine equally: when night disappears there is one full day of light.

Question: If I feel a rush of tears, beautiful and sublime emotions, what does it mean?

Answer: It means that the Creator wants to move you and wishes you to get closer to Him.

Question: Happiness is the adhesion with the Creator. What does adhesion mean?“

Answer: Adhesion means the complete disappearance of the sense of self as an individual.

Question: What is a teacher in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: A “teacher” in the wisdom of Kabbalah is a level of development that is higher than you, a way of bringing you fulfillment as knowledge, feelings, and characteristics. All that is in you comes to you through the higher level called a “teacher.” This connection between teacher and student in the wisdom of Kabbalah cannot change. If you reject the teacher, this means that you are depriving yourself of an opportunity for spiritual ascent.

Question: In what manner does the Creator, the higher system of management, provide signs or illuminations for us to know that we are on the right path toward happiness?

Answer: Only if we are found in a group that is involved with learning the wisdom of Kabbalah can we know precisely if we are going on the right way, according to our relationships with the group.

Question: From the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, could Mother Teresa have been altruistic, bestowing goodness, and love?

Answer: According to what Baal HaSulam writes, around 10% of people are altruistic from birth.

Question: Happiness is found in the connection between friends in a study group. What about acquaintances who don’t study the wisdom of Kabbalah, family, colleagues at work, childhood friends and others?

Answer: You will learn how to include them within you.

Question: How is it possible to know what my present level is on the ladder of spiritual development?

Answer: These measures don’t exist for you at present, so you cannot know in any way. Only after you begin to truly ascend spiritually will precise measures appear in you. It is like a little child in our world who begins to learn and graduates from first grade to second grade and so forth.

Question: Am I to understand that both the feeling of happiness and the feeling of misery come to me from the Creator?

Answer: Right, but it is up to us to do something besides understanding that everything comes from the Creator. It is up to us to build the right mutual connection between us so that we will build a real connection with Him.

Question: In adhesion with the Creator, does a person become swallowed up by Him?

Answer: Nobody swallows anyone. Adhesion with the Creator indicates that we are connected with Him and we become two completely equal partners, composing a single whole.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/19/16

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One Tenth Of The Income

laitman_560Torah, Deuteronomy 12:17: You may not eat within your cities the tithe of your grain, or of your wine, or of your oil, or the firstborn of your cattle or of your sheep, or any of your vows that you will vow, or your donations, or the separation by your hand.

Tithing (Maaser) belongs to the Cohens (Priests). The Cohen is that part of egoism that we cannot use correctly and therefore should abandon.

Usually we pay the tithe for the dissemination of Kabbalah. People always separate one tenth of their income because a person cannot correct the tenth part of his egoism before the final correction that will occur at the end of the 6,000 years.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/30/16

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Why Do Tragedies Occur More Often Today?

laitman_547_06Question: Why do tragedies that bring to the loss of human life occur more often in our world today?

Answer: A tragedy is actually a correction too. A person corrects a certain type of egoism that he has and disappears to the degree that this egoism was given to him. After he corrects his ego to a certain degree and has completed his role in a given lifetime, in his earthly mission, he passes away as a result of natural death or accidental death.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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Where Do Evil Thoughts Come From?

laitman_232_02Question: How do evil thoughts affect our life? What should we do so that good things will happen to us?

Answer: You should imagine seeing the evil thoughts as good thoughts, as thoughts that lead you to the goal.

Question: But we receive our thoughts from the environment…

Answer: We receive the evil thoughts from the Creator through the environment and not from the environment itself. No object in creation affects us by itself. The Creator is always behind everything, exhibiting this “theater” to us.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/9/16

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New Life #779 – Studying The Torah Today

New Life #779 –  Studying The Torah Today
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The Torah is not a book or an encyclopedia, but an upper force that exists in nature called the Light.

The first to discover the upper force 5,777 years ago was called Adam and then Abraham discovered it after him.

Abraham taught his group how to draw the Upper Light, called the Torah, in order to connect people through love. This is how the nation of Israel was founded. Later a new egoistic desire was revealed among the nation of Israel and this process is referred to as going down to Egypt.

The exodus from Egypt describes how we ascend above the egoism that divides us. Then there is a series of instructions of how we should correct ourselves, according to which we have to connect as one man in one heart, in mutual guarantee.

We have 613 egoistic desires and the force of the Torah corrects each of them. Throughout history there were times in which the people used the Torah correctly and times when they didn’t.

After the destruction of the second Temple, only Rashbi’s group of ten people was left, and they passed The Book of Zohar, the Light for the future, to us. Today The Book of Zohar was revealed thanks to the Sulam Commentary, which is meant to help us draw the Light in the Torah.

The Ari discovered the wisdom of Kabbalah back in the 16th century in Safed and Baal Shem Tov was the next to discover it. Every generation is given the writings that are suitable for it, and in our generations it is the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash.

The Torah has been studied in exile since the destruction of the Temple, which means studying what is written in the book without correcting the heart. Today we have to return to the original attitude to the Torah as a means for the correction of the heart and the connection between us.

Why do we need the Torah today? Because the world is in a general crisis and the ego is the cause of the collapse of systems.

The saying “and you shall repeat to your sons” means that for thousands of years the Torah has kept us as the level of “the still nature of Holiness.” Today it is our duty to add the internality of the Torah since without it the externality will not be preserved either.

Studying the wisdom of Kabbalah is studying in a group in order to connect.

The Jews are different from all the other nations of the world since it is their duty to connect and to set an example of love to all of humanity. They are the spearhead on the way to correcting the world and therefore it says: “My home will be called a home of prayer for all the nations.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life #779 – Studying The Torah Today,” 10/18/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.22.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 2, Item 9

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Center of the Group,” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Center of the Group,” Part 2

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