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Who Should Be Educated First?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: At what age should the education of a person begin?

Answer: Future parents should be educated first and they should continue their education for eternity. By the time a child is in kindergarten, it is too late to educate him or her if his parents have not received a proper education.

A child’s path to understanding the concept of “creation” should start before his birth. Future parents, even prior to meeting, should know why they are getting together, why they will bear children, educate, and raise them. This system of knowledge influences the future child because it precisely coincides with the development of the fetus in the mother’s womb, which develops according to the same integral laws of assembly from the mother’s substance.

The understanding of the world’s harmony by parents creates harmony in a child by influencing his or her physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Question: Why doesn’t a person feel the lack of education?

Answer: Because it obligates a person and we do not want to take any obligations. It hurts our ego, our desire to rest, to sleep, to have fun” “Is it not enough that I educate my children? Do I also have to educate myself and educate my wife?”

Question: Nonetheless, we do many things in life, which we do not like, but we see some benefits in them and do them anyway. What is the benefit of this education?

Answer: Tremendous benefit! The benefit is obvious even to an ordinary person. He just does not know how to do it right.

Question: Are there examples of good education in the history of human development or in our time?

Answer: I personally do not see such an example except the one of our small Kabbalistic society. The overwhelming majority of our children enroll into the university at the age of 14-15.

That speaks about how they are educated. They are taught to study systematically, become scientists, specialists, seek knowledge, and acquire proper communication skills with each other. They are educated in circles, which allows them to feel mutual support and build a solid, united, and friendly society.
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From KabTV’s lesson in Russian 01/08/17

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A Child That Has Been Brought Up To Bestowal

Laitman_511_01Question: What will happen if a child who has been brought up with building relationships of bestowal finds himself in an ordinary egoistic environment? Will he be laughed at and hurt by others?  

Answer: No, a child who has been brought up to bestowal knows how to behave properly everywhere. Such children don’t get lost. On the contrary, they get along and become mediators in society, and egoists feel they need them. Moreover, they gradually soften the society they find themselves in.

Question: Does that mean that they become leaders in that society?

Answer: No, they become the vital connecting element.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/18/16, Part 1

laitman_281_02Question: Are there many people in the world with a point in the heart?

Answer: There are not that many, a total of a few hundred thousand. Initially, every person has a point in the heart, but we are talking about people with whom the point in the heart has already manifested, pulling them from within, and they cannot live in any other way.

Question: What is the main thing in the spiritual work of a person?

Answer: The most important thing in a person’s spiritual work is to understand the right connection between studying, the group, the teacher, and the Creator.

Question: How does the work of fulfilling the ego differ from the work of correcting the ego?

Answer: We must first correct the ego, and then to the degree that it is corrected, it will be fulfilled.

Question: What must a person do during the time he is in this world, in his body?

Answer: He must go to the upper world.

Question: Could it be that the Creator has programmed falsehood, greed, and egoism in a person?

Answer: Certainly. He did all of that.

Question: Where is it possible to read about the correct order of the inner work of a person?

Answer: One can read the book Shamati It has been published in a variety of forms and translated into many languages.

Question: Why is it worthwhile to make an effort to conduct professional activities?

Answer: This is only to support the family; all the rest of one’s time and energy should be devoted to spiritual development.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/18/16

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“They Shall Take The Girl To The Entrance Of Her Father’s House”

laitman_289Torah, Deuteronomy 22:20 – 20:21: But if this matter was true: [indeed,] no evidence of the girl’s virginity was found they shall take the girl out to the entrance of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall pelt her with stones, and she shall die…

“No evidence of the girl’s virginity was found” means that this isn’t my personal desire. I choose and analyze whether it belongs to me or not. After all, the point in the heart is called a person and all the rest is a desire.

In the light that comes from the so-called girl’s parents, the level of Abba ve Ima, I see that it really isn’t mine.

“They shall take the girl out to the entrance of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall pelt her with stones” is the correction of this desire. It is so egoistic and impure that it should be in the Lev HaEven (stony heart), meaning in the uncorrected place.

In the meantime, I continue to search for desires that can be learned, investigating with the help of which desires I can go forward and with the help of which I can’t. This way I utilize one desire after another until I correct all 613 desires.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/5/16

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Purpose Of The Mixed Multitude

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe implementation of the Torah starts from the fact that while reading it we begin to understand what it is calling for and what it represents, and then we move on.

Comment: But there is great resistance to it.

My Response: It is not resistance because everything comes from the broken desires that remained the same desires but without a screen, which counteracts egoism and raises it to its inverse state, that is, to the level of bestowal and love for others.

First, egoism should be revealed as a demonstration of its nature, a demonstration of evil. Naturally, at this stage, Kabbalists receive many obstacles that haunt them and are revealed as evil.

This also happened during the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt. After all, it isn’t a stroll in the Sinai desert, but an escape from our egoism, separation from it, and elevation above it. Therefore, the desires that are called Egyptian were practically killed within a person. Pharaoh himself agreed to this and released them.

However, the so-called “mixed multitude” (Erev Rav) didn’t release them. These are people who think that they have another, more correct Torah. As it is written, they are “God-fearing servants of Pharaoh.” They are characterized by a dual state, when they, while being in this world, at the same time, wish to earn the next world—paradise, for their egoistic work.

“Tell us what to perform in this world without correcting ourselves,” this is the work of Pharaoh. Pharaoh says, “Why do you need all your problems? Work, do whatever you want. Pray, act, everything is open to you. The only thing that you shouldn’t do is correct yourselves. All the rest is in front of you; you will be respected and honored. You will possess the entire world.”

Unfortunately, or I would say, to great joy, our goal is to achieve connection with the Creator, integration and full equivalence with Him. It’s not just to perform physical commandments, movements, actions, and to consider that we will obtain this or the next world, or both worlds together for doing so; it is to rise to the state where we don’t need any rewards.

We want to receive the upper Light of correction that returns to the source, to the Creator, and to become fully equivalent to Him when we won’t have any personal desire left in us. It’s not that we pretend or don’t understand it because it manifests in us more and more, but we receive greater and greater strength to work against egoism from the upper Light.

In this case, we ascend 125 degrees to the level of the Creator. This is the implementation of the Kabbalistic method. Therefore, the main problem for those who don’t agree with advancement to the Creator in this world is the problem with the wisdom of Kabbalah.

It is necessary to do everything in order to reveal this wisdom to the wide circles of the Jewish people and the nations of the world. Baal HaSulam in the article “Messiah’s Shofar” writes that Kabbalah should be spread around the world even before the people of Israel begin to master it.

He calls to penetrate into it gradually, and then we will understand the need for it. After all, even Pharaoh understood what the realization of the method of correction of humanity is, and therefore he let the people of Israel out of Egypt. But it came to him with great difficulty, through heavy blows.

Therefore, obviously, now the opponents of Kabbalah dissemination will also receive big blows, and we must distribute it as widely as possible.

This is not an easy task with many challenges on our way.

Question: So, do you believe that the Kabbalists couldn’t confine themselves to the internal work alone?

Answer: No. During the exit from Egypt and also now, the “mixed multitude” (Erev Rav) will persecute people departing from Egypt (from their egoism) and rising to the correction. This is the army that Pharaoh sends after the Jews. His soldiers think that they are protecting the sanctity of the Torah and so they, by all means, prevent the spreading of Kabbalah.

In fact, the mixed multitude is the most ardent opponent of the ascent of humanity to the level of the Creator.

Question: The mixed multitude wanted the people to stay in Egypt. So why didn’t these people stay there, but instead they followed the others when they started to exit Egypt?

Answer: No, they stayed at first. But when they saw that the people already approached the Red Sea (Yam Suf), they chased after them. Without them, the people wouldn’t have made the crossing because they were afraid to go further when they approached the Red Sea.

Here they were supposed to rise by faith above reason, to put themselves into the power of the Creator, to make the first inclusion into Him. And in this they received help precisely from their pursuers who came very close to them.

This is when Nachshon was manifested, the special force that pulled everyone after it. However, if it were not for the negative force of the mixed multitude, the people of Israel wouldn’t be able to make the crossing.

The most important contradiction between them is: is it necessary to fulfill the Torah not for one’s sake, not in order to receive some material privileges, but only for the sake of one’s neighbor without any reward? If they agree to this, they are obliged to break through the Red Sea, and the so-called mixed multitude helps them in it by sharpening the problem. Then the conquering of the method of elevation to the Creator starts.

Unfortunately, the mixed multitude follows them and constantly spoils their lives. All the problems come only from it. In particular in the desert it incites the people to make the golden calf.

This is the force that must be corrected gradually, understanding that everything is done only by the upper force, and we need to interact correctly with all the obstacles that it brings to us in order to direct us to the correct goal. Therefore, all the obstacles have a clear direction, showing us how to advance.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/14/16

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New Life #846 – Loneliness

New Life #846 – Loneliness
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

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Why do we feel lonely? How can we bridge the gap between the world that is becoming interconnected and the ego that is asking to divide us?
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From KabTV’s “New Life #846 – Loneliness,” 4/4/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 5/10/17

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#Politicalcorrectness is evil! It impedes clear thinking, complicates clear issues, ppl don’t dare assign clear definitions. It suffocates!

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#Germany (Steinmeier) abandons Israel, calls for two-state solution. Jews, the time for showing your usefulness to the world is running out!

The crisis of developed countries is of man’s nature, and the solution is in rising above the ego. #Liberals /democrats won’t help change!

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Cling To Eternity

Laitman_025_01The Torah, Deuteronomy 23:14: When you sit down outside [to relieve yourself], you shall dig with it (with a stake), and you shall return and cover your excrement.

Question: Why one must cover his excrement?  

Answer: All human waste, including the deceased body must be buried in order to undergo a complete circuit.

As a result of the person’s life everything should rise, and the body waste and the body itself, from which all spiritual energy disappears after death, remain only on inanimate level and therefore should be liken to earth.

In contrast to the traditions of other nations that embalm mummies, the Jews immediately buried the dead body so that it would rot. It was considered correct since animalistic body symbolizes egoism that remains from the former person. It has to dissolve and turn to ashes by completely disintegrating into constituent parts.

The living matter gradually descends to the level that is truly inanimate. Some Jewish communities even had a custom to put lime into graves so that body would decompose quickly.

Question: Does it mean that attitude to the body should be purely biological?

Answer: The body is worth nothing, it must die. In our world, we should use it only to the extent that it is required for the spiritual ascent. It has no other value.

If you have an opportunity to correct some level of your body, you should correct it. If it works for the general correction, then do it, go to the doctor, take medicine, and so on. The attitude to the body must be purely mercantilist so that it would give us an opportunity to cling to eternity while we still alive.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/19/16

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