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Who Depicts The Picture Of The World To Us?

Laitman_711Question: Who depicts the picture of the world to me?

Answer: It is my attributes, which I receive from above. But we can change them.

This is the reason we get together in groups, in tens, and act according to what Kabbalists tell us, so we can resemble the upper attributes and begin to feel them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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What The Official Definition Of Anti-Semitism Will Improve

Laitman_417In the News (BBC): “British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will deliver a speech in support of the official definition of anti-Semitism, which, in its view, makes it easier to prosecute the perpetrators of crimes motivated by hatred of Jews.

“A clear definition of what should be considered anti-Semitism will help the police, municipalities, universities and other organizations, according to the government.

“International Alliance Memory of the Holocaust (IHRA) hopes that this official definition, agreed only in this year, it will be taken at the international level.

“In this formulation, anti-Semitism is called ‘a certain attitude toward the Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews’.

“Further, the text states that ‘Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism directed against the Jews or non-Jews, and (or) their property against the Jewish community institutions and religious buildings.’”

My Comment: It could be that an accepted official definition for anti-Semitism will make it possible to denounce people more concretely for relevant activities or statements, but it will not “cure” them of anti-Semitism!

The origin of anti-Semitism is in the appearance of the “point in the heart” in Jews, which is the budding of the altruistic characteristic that appeared in them at the time of Abraham until the destruction of the Second Temple, meaning for the 1,500 years in which the Jews existed within the framework of the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) or fought for the sake of realizing this principle. The destruction of the Temple was the moment the Jews fell from the level of altruism.

Human nature is opposed to the principle of altruism, so when they feel that it exists in a particular group, they hate that group of people subconsciously. In the Torah it is said that this hatred was born in humanity when the Torah was received. It is a method for correcting human nature from egoistic (all deeds intended for oneself) to altruistic (all deeds intended for the sake of others).

Human nature will certainly not change due to the adoption of an official definition for the term “anti-Semitism.” The (special) natural negative attitude of anti-Semites toward Jews will not disappear. In the Introduction to The Book of Zohar it is said that hatred toward the Jews will exist in all generations, until the period when all the nations of the world will begin to change their egoistic nature to an altruistic nature. The crisis in development that is beginning to be revealed in our times will force them to this more and more.

So the wisdom of Kabbalah, the method for changing human nature, is being revealed in our time. The Jews are required to be the first to learn the method. Their role will then be to reveal it to the entire world. In that way, mutual relationships in the world will begin to improve. Without accepting this method from the Jews, the world will achieve this change as a result of world wars.

From the introduction to The Book of Zohar, it is absolutely clear that the appearance of anti-Semitism among the nations of the world is a natural phenomenon, a law, whereas the uprooting of anti-Semitism from the nations of the world is possible only if the Jews will adapt themselves to the correction of their nature and give an example to all the nations of the world this way, becoming a “Light for the nations” (Isaiah 49:6).

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Holistic Medicine

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, Deuteronomy, 21:20-21: They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’

Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.

“A glutton and a drunkard” is a desire that like a cancerous cell absorbs into itself the Light of Hochma and the Light of Hassadim respectively. Naturally, this kind of desire needs to be killed.

Question: What is meant by “and all Israel will hear of it and fear”?

Answer: Spiritual correction has to be carried out in a general environment and have an impact on the entire nation, on all the souls. It has to be realized in such a way as to ultimately correct the entire system of connection between people or between the souls.

A person brings into the entire system such stress under which it impulsively goes into a different mode. In this way a cancerous part gets rid of its stupid intention and once again begins growth. Naturally, nothing is lost from the collective soul.

Question: It would be interesting to see what would happen if the doctors who are trying to uncover the mysteries of cancer became Kabbalists?

Answer: They would still be unable to do anything. Of course, they discover that this disease is related to the violation of the internal program of a cell whereby it begins to devour itself or the surrounding cells and by this loses its ability to exist. Because ultimately, it begins to divide independently, not taking into account the surrounding space, and dies along with the entire organism.

In principle, it is clear that this is an egoistic mechanism that crosses all boundaries. It doesn’t have self-control, which speaks to the fact that it destroys itself.

For example, living in a village, I cannot burn down all the fields around me. What am I going to do afterwards? What am I going to eat? But this is exactly how an irrational cancerous cell behaves because egoism becomes its master. In this way, it destroys everything around it and then dies itself. The principle of a cancerous cell is: You die today, and I tomorrow.

The thing is that the entire system must be treated together, as a whole. This is why every several centuries, this type of medicine comes into fashion again. But I don’t see that it would ultimately win because a holistic method of medical treatment will enter the mainstream only together with Kabbalah. For now we remain within the framework of ordinary medicine.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 09/26/16

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Which Efforts Will Be Crowned With Success?

laitman_219_01Question: In spiritual development, how is it possible to understand which efforts will succeed and which will turn out to be empty?

Answer: In the articles by my teacher Rabash, it is stated very well in which efforts one must invest to discover the next level of existence, which will not happen as abstract theory, but precisely through the elevation of the person to this level.

Nevertheless, the physical body will continue to live in our world on the beastly level, while the person attains the next level of existence internally and establishes himself there forever, feeling the eternal and complete flow of the higher nature. There is no longer any time, movement, or any of the characteristics and features that are typical of our world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Three Cities Of Refuge

laitman_740_01Torah, Deuteronomy 19:02 – 19:03: You shall separate three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you to possess. Prepare the road for yourself and divide into three parts the boundary of your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you as an inheritance, and it will be for every killer to flee there.

We are talking about a person who committed manslaughter. He didn’t plan and execute it; everything happened inadvertently and came from the upper governance. The Creator set him up.

There is a difference in whether a person knew about it in advance and agreed to it.

Of course, the Creator controls everything. However, we need to distinguish clearly whether the crime happened according to the will of a person or not. Suppose, I was building a balcony on the tenth floor strictly according to the calculations, but it collapsed and killed someone. Did I do it deliberately? No. Should I go to jail now? It seems that yes, I should.

However, there is no prison in the Torah. Prisons are not a correction! We see that people, who leave prisons, are even worse criminals and terrorists. Therefore, a person who committed manslaughter should go to a city of refuge.

Three cities were built for such people. It indicates a certain governance of the Creator who wants to separate them from others. This way the Creator draws His line through them. A person should live in this city without the right to get out of it. If he violates this condition, he can be killed.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/7/16

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Do Not Destroy Trees By Putting An Ax To Them

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, Deuteronomy 20:19: When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should besiege them?

A tree is one’s property that grows and bears fruit. The attitude toward wild trees that do not bear fruit is totally different from that toward the trees that do bear fruit because this is your future, your next states. Such properties within you should get special treatment.

Question: What does it mean, “do not destroy trees by putting an ax to them”?

Answer: Perhaps the rudiments of a future spiritual state are starting to manifest within you, and that’s why they shouldn’t be cut down. Trees, especially those that bear fruit, require very special treatment.

The fruit tree “within me” is composed of my states that will yield results in the future, bringing me closer to the proper degree. After all, I plowed my egoism and I planted the seeds that will grow into a tree from which I will eat. A person has to realize that his future states develop only in this way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/21/16

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laitman_754Question: Why do the spiritual forces produce physical and not spiritual images within me?

Answer: Spiritual forces don’t produce anything in you, even though that is what we say. A person, a bee, a snake, like all other animals, all of them look at the world with their eyes and each of them sees it in his own way. A snake may perceive the world as fields of heat, a bee in the form of a honeycomb, and so on.

Why do people think that we see everything in the same way? It is only because we are educated together, filling our minds and memories with all kinds of pictures of this world, and we generally look at it as if produced identical images for us. But in fact, we cannot compare them.

Even a Kabbalist who begins to attain the upper world, perceives it with a personal characteristic and inclination, his individuality. Even though he compares his image with others, the images are impossible to compare, they can only be described. Therefore, we compare our descriptions and not the image itself that exists within us. This picture is completely personal for each one, and we have no possibility of comparing them with what is seen by others.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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Are Spiritual Sensations Transmitted?

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Answer: Spiritual sensations are not transmitted, but pass to the next incarnation as Reshimot (remembrances) of information, and the person continues his spiritual development from the previous level.

Suppose that I was born in the 20th century and toward the age of 40 I attained a particular spiritual level. In the next incarnation, I will attain my spiritual level toward the age of 30 thanks to having already learned the wisdom of Kabbalah. This level will be much higher because by that time there will be a general acceleration of the world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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Why Do We Need Corporeal Altruism?

laitman_547_05Question: Why should I give and who should I give to? Why do we need corporeal altruism and what does that have to do with the soul?

Answer: When we begin to engage in creating the soul inside us and attaining it, it is not corporeal altruism anymore.

No one is calling on people to walk around in the streets and to give out charity, help the poor and the miserable, and protect the wildlife and the ecology. We see that such actions do not yield the desired outcome and don’t actually help anyone.

When we speak about bestowal, we refer to the bestowal of one’s knowledge about the meaning of life.


The main thing for us is the question about the meaning of life: “What am I living for?” and this is precisely what we have to convey, to invoke in other people and to show them how this meaning is revealed.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/06/16

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