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Parents And Children: Mutual Concern

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to the role of the mother and her influence on the adult life of a person?

Answer: In the Torah it is said that a child must leave his parents and adhere to his wife, establish a family with her, and have his own children.

The parents must not cause trouble for their children or intervene in their lives. There is no other way. Rabash used to say: the best thing in relationships with children is to open the pocket and not say a word.

It is up to us to help them as much as possible and to let them take care of themselves without hindering their freedom of choice.

According to the Torah, the role of the child regarding his parents is to care for them to the end of their days. He must do this to the degree that it is possible because his mother granted him life and he will never be able to pay back his debt to her.

There is no doubt that caring for parents is an obligation of adult children because this is part of their correction.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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How To Get Absolute Pleasure

laitman_527_03Question: Can pleasure come only through suffering?

Answer: There is no suffering. We must try in every moment of our lives to attain the absolute pleasure that the Creator wants to give us. It is only necessary to understand how to do this.

This technique is called the wisdom of Kabbalah, the wisdom of how to get the absolute and immense pleasure that exists around us, called the Upper Light.

We must resemble the Upper Light. This becomes possible when we want to change our desires that are opposite to the Upper Light and transform them into desires to bestow, to emanate, just like it does. Then we will be like it. To the degree that we resemble it, the Upper Light will begin to fill us and we will feel it and an eternal and perfect state within us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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How Can We Respect Lazy Men?

laitman_564Question: How can we respect men and support them along the spiritual path if they are lazy and afraid of working with their egoism?

Answer: It isn’t the fear of working or laziness but a special kind of resistance that a man feels after the shattering of the general vessel. The shattering occurred as a result of the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, which means as result of the incorporation of the female part in it.

The women’s yearning for spirituality is much greater than that of the men, but this does not mean in any way that we should judge the men unfavourably for not having the same yearning.

All the desires, all the yearnings, all the conditions, the external and the internal events, everything comes from Above, from the Creator, and so if a person is in a state in which the only thing that interests him is a football game and a beer, there is no reason to treat him with less respect than a person who yearns for the wisdom of Kabbalah with all his might.

The two states are given by the Creator, and if the Creator gave a football fan the same desire as a person who yearns for the wisdom of Kabbalah, there is no knowing how he would cope with and fulfill this desire; he could in fact be much better at it. We have no right to judge or to classify people.

We must tie everything that happens to the Creator, and so we have to relate to everyone equally, because if we don’t, we are using our ego and want to change people.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/26/16

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Approaching The Land Of Israel

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe group where a person undergoes correction is a mini-humanity that was formed in the ancient Babylon.  After numerous descents and ascents, the members of the group complete their correction, rise above their egoism, and form a correct society among themselves.

Naturally, at the end of their correction demands become tougher. Therefore the name of the Torah portion “Rehe” (Behold) sounds like a warning, “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse” (Deuteronomy, 11:26).

After all, a person has already been prepared to treat the spiritual elevation seriously, rise to the next level of existence, go beyond the limitations of the material world of objects, and exist in the world of properties.

This is the land of Israel, meaning the world of intentions, qualities, and properties that don’t have any relation to what we feel now. When a person enters it, he gradually loses the sense of the material world and exists in it, as if leaving his body.

He doesn’t perceive the body as something necessary. It just binds him to others that haven’t entered the sensation of the upper state yet. However, in principle, we all will enter it gradually.

Question: Can any of the twelve tribes that approached the land of Israel turn back?

Answer: No. At this stage of the journey it can’t happen.  Everyone is focused on the land of Israel. Still, each of the twelve tribes has its own path, its own technique, and its own means of communication.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/6/16

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New America + Trump, Part 1

Dr. LaitmanQuestion: A new era begins for America with the new president. Half of America is shocked by the fact that Donald Trump has become the 45th US president. Newspapers headlines are screaming, “The unforeseen has happened!,” “It is impossible to believe!”

All the predictions were wrong; according to all sociological studies, Hillary Clinton should have won. Surprisingly the Republican Trump won in many states that previously supported Democrats. Even these groups of the population that Trump offended with his statements during the election campaign voted for him. The reality contravened all expectations and overturned all predictions. How is it that nobody foresaw such an outcome of the elections?

Answer: It isn’t surprising that no one saw the real picture. The world doesn’t understand what state it is in at all, where it is going, and who promotes it. I didn’t pay attention to all the predictions because all these researchers can’t penetrate the depth of nature and human society and understand what laws act there, how they affect us, and how we need to react correctly.

This entire system is totally concealed from people. No matter who it is—a housewife, an uneducated pauper, or a high-ranked elite—none of them understands the laws of the world. It doesn’t depend on professorial titles or wealth; after all, rich people also don’t see beyond their pocket.

I was very supportive of the candidacy of Trump because this was a real chance for a new America and a new world. I hope that it will happen this way. He has won in style of “Brexit-Plus” by promising to get out of this corrupt, deceitful game that the whole world is involved in. England made the first step in this process, but only regarding European politics, but Trump made a big step in regard to the entire world.

Let us hope that it will happen this way, because it will be a real social and economic revolution, upheaval in relation to illegal immigrants and people who live in the US. The US is a model of the entire world, because it has everything in it.

I think that Trump has an understanding, and there are many powerful and very conservative people behind him that were simply afraid and didn’t believe that such a step was possible. And now they will receive an opportunity to act.

Nobody expected such an outcome of the elections, because in America, apart from those millions that make a noise on the streets of the big cities, there is also provincial, “one-storey” America that is its main part. There live quietly millions of people that don’t go in the streets in demonstrations of protest. However, they understand that their country, their motherland, was taken away from them and is being sold at auction.

America is flooded with Muslim immigrants who have begun to change its face. They say that now there are ten millions of such immigrants in the US, perhaps even more. Obama replaced all the structures, placing radical Islamists in all key positions.

Of course, this is very far from the ideals that existed in America 40-50 years ago. It’s obvious that the United States was going in the wrong direction.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/10/16

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New Life 780 – The Study Of Torah Is Not What You Thought

New Life 780 – The Study Of Torah Is Not What You Thought
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

What do we imagine the Torah is beyond historical events, how does it spread before us a deeper and wider reality than the one with which we are familiar, and how does it develop the person who studies it?

The study of Torah is not what is customary in our day and not how we understand it. The Torah is the program of the world. Studying Torah is learning about the world, how it is built and is managed according to a program of development. True study of Torah is not just study; rather, it changes a person and raises him to the summit of reality.
The main points:

  • The study of the whole of nature, which is also called Elohim, shows how we can climb toward the highest level.
  • Within himself, a person can develop a system that is called a soul, which will be like the entire system of nature.
  • The texts that were written in the sacred books were written in codes that must be deciphered. To crack the codes, a person must change himself. He must change his mind and feelings.
  • The more a person expands his love for others, the greater the depth he will discover in the Torah. Love of others develops a sense in a person that makes it possible for him to go out of himself and absorb the true reality. A person begins to acquire divine intelligence and feeling, and is connected with eternity and the wholeness of nature.
  • To be connected to the power of the Torah requires a teacher who is a Kabbalist and special work within a study group.
  • The Torah is the Light that surrounds us. We must study how to place ourselves before it, like sunbathing.
  • “And meditate on it day and night” (Joshua 1:8) means that a person must constantly search for how to advance toward love of others.
  • I read a book within a group and hope to receive the force of connection and love, which is how the Torah becomes opened for us.
    From KabTV’s “New Life 780 – The Study Of Torah Is Not What You Thought,” 10/20/16
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.24.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 2, Item 19

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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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