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My Blessing Before The Upcoming Convention

laitman_938_03Studying and perceiving the wisdom of Kabbalah means to unite, because when we connect through our attributes, our desires, and our internal yearnings, each of us feels huge new capacities. This strength is not only in the mind or heart, but in our internal attainment of matter, of its internal feeling.

Therefore, try to be free so that you will be able to feel the need to connect with everyone who follows our way. It makes no difference how you perceive the friends as long as a yearning for them flows from you. Then you will begin to feel the next level of your spiritual development through them.

Let’s prepare for the convention in this way and we will succeed. I personally constantly work on it, and so before the convention I am always a bit confused internally. Then during the convention, I connect with everyone. Thus I have an opportunity to see our new level through you and you can see it together with me.

A revelation is an amazing wonderful sight!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/14/16

laitman_286Question: What determines where a person is born?

Answer: A person’s upper roots determine where he is born. We have no right to intervene because we don’t know how and what will happen, so we don’t need to guess about anything regarding this matter. Whatever is supposed to happen to a person is what will happen to him.

We cannot affect anything except for one thing: the unity with friends in order to reveal the Creator among them. Everything else is predetermined.

Question: How can I discover where my true home is and whether I should live wherever I was born?

Answer: You should feel where it is best for you to fulfill yourself in spiritual connection, but don’t do anything because there is a group in a certain place or anything like that. If you attain a certain spiritual state, you will be led from that place onward as I have been led. My teacher did not allow me to move closer to him for two years.

Therefore, I advise you not to rush. Today, thanks to the Internet and other means of communication, you can tranquilly remain where you are and advance in the spiritual sense, and later you will see where this takes you.

Come to the convention and see what you can do with yourself, and how you can tighten the connection with others because it is only through the connection between us that you will discover your future.

Question: Have the upper forces created the Africans with dark skin so that they will be able to adapt to the hot climate?

Answer: No, it depends on the four phases of Direct Light (Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin and Malchut) not because they have black skin, Native Americans have red skin, Asians yellow skin, and Europeans white skin. It is all conditional.

In fact, it relates only to the spiritual root because everything descends from the top downward. People in Africa are not black because the sun shines much more strongly there, but because it is inherent in the spiritual root. This means that all of the lower phenomena stem from one upper cause.

Question: Is it possible to save the Dead Sea by connecting it to the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea? Should we save it?

Answer: It is indeed possible. Personally, I believe that this can be taken into account if it is done automatically by valves or taps. Sea water must be added to the Dead Sea since the water that flows from the Kinneret is not enough to fill it.

Question: Can a person affect external natural phenomena such as stopping the motion of the sun, for example, by changing his internal attributes?

Answer: Such things are described in the Torah, but this is absolutely unrealistic. No one engages in that. I don’t advise you to think in this direction.

Question: Should we try to look at everything according to the perception that time, motion, and place do not exist on the outside, but are only reflected from a person outward?

Answer: No, you cannot act that way all the time because you are not on this level of attainment. Gradually, however, everything will be revealed and become familiar inside of you, and you will look at all of reality tranquilly from the side.

Question: If nature responds to a person’s negative actions, does that mean that even the actions of a single individual invoke problems, discomfort, and troubles?

Answer: Of course, for each and every one of us.

Question: What is a real goal? Must everyone find it by himself according to the method of Kabbalah?

Answer: Yes, we clarify the real goal throughout our lives and even during more than one lifetime of spiritual development. The moment we arrive at our complete fulfillment, we will be able to say that we have attained our goal, that we understand and perceive that “Now, I am finally in the goal of creation.”
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/9/17

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Within our lifetime, we can rise to the next level of existence by connecting with others above ourselves. Our body will die anyway.

Opposites come together at a level that’s higher than their own. When everyone asks for the well-being of OTHERS – they all rise.

In nature, life is created precisely when + and – are unified above their differences. Humans have to do this by themselves.

Gradually, nature develops all its parts towards total interconnection. The time has come for us to participate in this consciously.

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How Should One Respond To Evil?

laitman_565_01Question: How should a person who studies the wisdom of Kabbalah behave with people who do evil? Should he intervene and stop them?

Answer: Everything is given to man for him to see how the evil in our world is common and how it could be balanced with good. As a general rule, this doesn’t work directly. If you truly want to make a correction, you must participate in a group that is involved with connection between its members and thus attracts the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light). This Light creates the correct opposition to the forces of evil.

Question: How must a Kabbalist respond if he witnesses violence or fraud?

Answer: First of all, he must understand that this has been given to him for correction, and only if he develops the right intention can he act to change the situation. This is possible if a person clearly understands that everything comes from the Creator. The Creator is now showing this on the internal “screen” of a person, in the back of the brain, while the person doesn’t have to react to the apparent urge, but to the same reality that is portrayed by the higher forces.

With lies and fraud it is preferable not to do anything but try to correct this on your internal level. We must counter the egoistic force with the altruistic force. If this is found within you, then you will be able to help correct the situation. If not, nothing will succeed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/2/16

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There Is No Universe Without Humanity

laitman_739Question: Which of the theories of the creation of the world (the universe and the Earth) supports the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: None of them do. The wisdom of Kabbalah says that everything that we discover has been found because spiritual forces imprinted them in such a way that portrays these phenomena, this world, this map on the “screen” in the back of our brain. And the world outside of us doesn’t exist. It is an absolutely subjective nature.

Comment: On the other hand, we say that there has been some kind of evolution, animals came out of the water onto dry land, and so forth.

Answer: It is easier for us to talk about the roots of evolution that way. So we say that 14 billion years ago the Big Bang happened, after which matter gradually spread.

This is a new theory. When I was in school, it was argued that the universe is eternal. Neither this nor that exists in the Kabbalistic sources. We simply connect everything to what we understand so that later it will be possible to give the correct explanation. In fact, everything is hidden from a person. If people didn’t exist, there would be no universe and no worlds.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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Learning About Life

Laitman_407_01Comment: You have said that robots will soon replace people. The decline in the price of energy leads to the fact that every object will soon be worth the price of the energy it takes to produce it and will be totally worthless, and therefore robots will also become cheaper.

In addition to that, robots leave us much free time and we will have nothing to do but to study how to be human and improve the technology that will leave us even more free time. American youth today are getting more and more education because they cannot find jobs, and education provides them with a framework, progress, a perspective which they live for.

The trend you speak about, that humanity will begin to study how to be human, has already started.

My Response: We are not talking about studying simply in order to make more advanced robots and computers. We want to teach people so that they will understand what they are living for, why man evolves, and where evolution is leading us, why we have undergone such transformations, and what we have to attain in the future.

We have to realize that and look at the whole process from above, from an upper perspective, not from within ourselves, to establish a balanced society now and not by trial and error as we have done in the past through suffering, revolutions, and wars. We can use all that as a model and reach the right conclusion.

Comment: Humanity can reach this on its own. Kabbalists don’t necessarily need to guide it.

My Response: No, if humanity goes through the natural way, it will be a path of terrible suffering once again. What is the use of inventing more sophisticated machines that can replace people? What will happen to billions of people?

Comment: They can spend their time in continuous studying the structure of the world, geography, or history, what’s wrong with that? It is better than sitting at home or demonstrating and going wild on the streets.

My Response: It is pointless. Suppose we force millions of people to study, what will happen to them in the future? A person cannot engage in something that is pointless and that he doesn’t feel he needs. After all, he will not be able to use it anywhere. We have to see a beneficial outcome, at least some payoff. Such studies will bring no gain.

Question: What will they gain if they see or study the goal of life and about being human?

Answer: They will know that they are doing it in order to ascend to the next level of existence and will begin to feel that they exist in a different reality. They need to be taught this.

Question: And what if they have no desire for it?

Answer: We can gradually develop it because the bud of this desire is in everyone, but in some it is deep inside, whereas in others it is closer to the surface. We can quite easily awaken this spark called the “spark of the Creator” because the suffering that stems from not knowing one’s destiny and the fact that everything is going to end and we are facing death exists in everyone. We just suppress it. And here we don’t need to suppress anything, but quite the contrary, we should stimulate hope and progress and choose life instead of death. We offer life.

Every individual has an internal element that enables him to understand what the true, eternal, perfect life or inevitable death is.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/14/16

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New Life #810 – A Parent’s Influence On His Or Her Children

New Life #810 – A Parent’s Influence On His Or Her Children
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Education is only through example. We cannot influence innate characteristics, what depends on us is the education that is given and an understanding of life. If parents understand the great goal of life, this influences a child and helps him in life. All education takes place through the example that must be given to a child.

If a child scatters his games around and doesn’t want to pick them up, turn picking them up itself into a game. If a small child doesn’t want to go to sleep, so you should go to sleep. He will be left alone, become bored and go to sleep. If a child doesn’t stop playing with the electric outlets, seal up the outlets.

Treat the child like a small friend, reach a mutual understanding about what you are doing with each other. Show the child that you love and respect him, but demand a similar attitude in return. Explain to a child everything that you are doing even if he is small and doesn’t understand. It is most important to be friends with the children, and each party would be uncomfortable not to have what the other wants.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #810 –A Parent’s Influence On His Children,” 1/12/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.09.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Binian HaShina (Construction of Divinity)”  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 4

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