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Convention in New Jersey, “We are all one 2017” in America, “Prayer,” Lesson 19

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Convention in New Jersey, “We are all one 2017” in America, “Love Covers All Transgressions,” Lesson 20

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Convention in New Jersey, “We are all one 2017” in America, “One Discovers One,” Lesson 21

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Convention in New Jersey, “We are all one 2017” in America, “There Is None Else Besides Him,” Lesson 22

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Thoughts And Mind

laitman_610_3Question: What are thoughts and mind?

Answer: Thoughts don’t exist by themselves. Thoughts are what happens in the mind. The mind is a derivative of desires. Our desires are a derivative of the desire of the Creator. The desire of the Creator is a derivative of His intention.

This precise chain is manifested in us in order to create desires. In this case, desires reveal thoughts, and thoughts weave the mind. Once a certain network of thoughts are formed within us and we can own and operate it, then we are able to evaluate our desires, the influences of the Creator, and try to connect our mind with His mind, and our desires with His desires.

Desires are primary, and the mind serves the desires. It turns out that the more desires a person has, the bigger his mind is that serves and satisfies them.

Question: Does it mean that highly egoistic people are smarter?

Answer: Elevated egoism means not large, but a versatile egoism. In this case, the human mind of a person is growing. Yet, if his egoism is large, but one-sided, his mind is very small and narrow.

Let’s say, I want to earn a billion dollars. Such egoism is one-sided. However, if I want to earn money, be a scientist, and know what the universe is, then my mind unfolds on all the desires. Therefore, it must be very versatile in order to be able to serve them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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Unchanging Hierarchy

laitman_243_03Torah, Deuteronomy 23:1: A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor shall he uncover the corner of his father’s [cloak].

The “father’s wife” is a huge desire, for which a son can’t build a Masach (screen), because he has to be on the level of his father for that. However, he cannot rise to this level; he always will be lower. This hierarchy never changes.

Everything we receive from above, either from the wife of our father, meaning not from our own mother or father, must come to us through the filter that reduces the influence of the upper Light on us.

The ascent of the younger soul to the upper soul should happen only by permission, by the correct intention, and by the forces it receives from above. Therefore, there cannot be independent actions here, not with regard to the father, the mother, or the stepmother. After all, a person simply destroys himself, burns, if he receives more Light than he is capable of receiving.

“He shall not uncover the corner of his father’s cloak” in order to receive from him Direct Light. He can only receive the Light that the father (the Creator) directs to him.

A person should move consistently because he can’t jump over spiritual degrees. The Torah speaks only about the relationship between degrees. And although they change, the upper Light still remains the upper one.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/10/16

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Are We Guarded From Above? Part 10

Dr. Michael LaitmanThroughout his entire life, a person cannot make a single action aimlessly, without any connection with the upper force. However, it is preferable that he or she acts only in order to resemble the upper force and to connect with it since thereby he approaches revelation.

Question: Why do I need the upper force? Why do I need to resemble it? In what way is it connected to my everyday life? I get up in the morning; I go to work; my concern is for my children to get to school safely and return home safely. I would like for everything to go well at work, for my boss to be in a good mood, and for my projects to go smoothly.

In the evening I return home and want to be greeted by a satisfied wife and happy children so that there is no stress or aggravation.

This daily routine repeats year after year, only with new problems, discernments, inventions, and losses. How does trying to resemble the upper force, which theoretically protects my life, fit into all this? What kind of connection, if any, does it have to a person’s life?

Answer: All your life you were following commands of the upper force without even being aware of who was controlling you. You just ran along the tracks of life like a toy train that is set in motion by a remote control. And it seemed to you that you did everything yourself.

The problem lies in the fact that the upper force is hidden from us. But if you begin to sense who is controlling you and for what purpose, and how you can participate in all the things that He is doing with you, then you will understand that you are not being aimlessly led around in circles like a toy train. Precisely by participating in these actions you will be able to attain the One who is controlling you and to see your entire life from His perspective.

And then in all that you do, you will attempt to establish contact with the Controller. A person must conduct this type of inner work each moment. That is, all that you do in life is only in order to reveal the upper force that directs you. You begin to sense how it behaves at each moment.

Question: A person senses his complete vulnerability in life, in not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Does a connection with the upper force give us a greater sense of security in tomorrow?

Answer: If a person is connected with the upper force, then he is not concerned at all about tomorrow, the main thing is to remain in contact, in adhesion with the Controller. What difference does it make where He is leading me? I am not concerned about the next moment, my only concern is to not lose contact with Him.

This provides such a protective shield in life that nothing else is required because you are connected to the upper mind. Connection with the upper force is like an insurance coverage for all situations in life from the biggest and most successful insurance company that includes all of existence. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah offers a person.

Question: But what if the person is not religious?

Answer: This has nothing to do with religion, only with a desire to attain the force that governs us.

Question: Where do we look for this upper force?

Answer: We need to look for it inside our own hearts with the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah. It’s not an easy task and it requires time. But ultimately, each will be able to “know your G-d and serve Him.”
From KabTV’s “A New Life,” #818, 01/26/17

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New Life #657 – The Split Between Right And Left

New Life #657 – The Split Between Right And Left
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe


There are two forces in nature: reception and giving. The wisdom of Kabbalah is the method for balance between these two forces. Essentially, there are two general rules: “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) and “What is hateful to you, do not do to your friend” (Shabbat 31a).
From KabTV’s “New Life #657 – The Split Between Right And Left,” 12/8/15

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