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The Main Thing Is The Desire

laitman_622_02Question: If my desires and the thoughts come from the Creator, then is my job in life only to run ahead and carry out His orders?

Answer: What is there in creation but the Creator’s desires and thoughts? We are actually swimming in the thought of creation that is around us and feel a bit of it as our independent life. But we can feel the whole multi-dimensional picture, and this is what our development is about.

The main thing is the desire, and we have to focus to think according to desires. If the desires operate, a person can easily think, whether he is young or old. The main thing is to want; the main thing is to live in our desires!

Our thoughts can be very lazy. But even a lazy thought is good because it will not interfere with your desires, but actually helps them. The thought is always secondary, and the desire is primary.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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How Can You Achieve Spiritual Ecstasy?

laitman_939_02Question: What must one ask for to achieve spiritual ecstasy?

Answer: Spiritual ecstasy is possible to achieve through being found together with the friends in adhesion with them. This is the only thing one must ask for and what will be discovered inside is what will be seen.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Can A Kabbalist Lie?

laitman_628_4Question: Does the characteristic of bestowal and love that is acquired by a Kabbalist limit his external behavior somewhat such that he cannot swear, shout, or be insulted?

Answer: It depends on what. A Kabbalist can forgive, and he will necessarily forgive every person for everything, and he will not consider the behavior of a person as an offense, except for what is relevant to the Creator. However, anger, indignation, and impatience exist in a Kabbalist in abundance.

Question: Can a Kabbalist lie?

Answer: Well, I deceive you constantly to attract you more deeply into the wisdom of Kabbalah. It is impossible to lead the ego directly to spiritual development in any manner because it will object. It is possible to overcome it only indirectly, through a “lie.” You cannot imagine how much everything you hear and learn damages our ego.

Question: It is said that spiritual pleasure is the greatest pleasure in our world. Is this a lie?

Answer: Spiritual pleasure is the greatest not only in our world, but in all the worlds, but only after we attain it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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Zohar: A Means Of Spiritual Development

Laitman_065Question: What does the word “Zohar” mean?

Answer: Zohar is the upper radiance that descends upon a person. By correctly studying this book, he receives a certain impact from it, which in the Aramaic language is called Zehara Ilaa, the upper glow.

The fact is that a person in our world does not possess any spiritual properties and this refers to the animate level.

In total, the four levels of development of nature are distinguished as: still, vegetative, animate, and speaking. The inanimate level is all non-living matter. The vegetative level is everything that relates to botany. The animate level includes all kinds of living creatures, that is, everything pertaining to a normal animal organism that is born, lives, and dies, including the human body.

Therefore, in taking care of our body and living inside it, we are clearly on an absolutely animate level. But in each one of us, there is also a spiritual potential. It is revealed in the form of a question about the meaning of life.

This question arises, practically, in every person, but later on, we “jam” it, bury it, and do not let it show up because it causes us great suffering: “What do I live for? Why? What kind of life is this?”

It turns out that through this question, through a very small, specific desire, we have some connection with the upper world. This desire is called a point in the heart, but we do not develop it.

However, there are people who cannot accept the lack of an answer to this question. Of course, one can end this life. Isn’t this life given to them, too? It turns out that they have no choice but to seek an answer. But in order to find it, a person must exert great effort until he finds a group, teacher, and books.

In principle, all Kabbalistic books come from The Book of Zohar. If in one of them it is written: “It is said in The Book,” then it is The Book of Zohar that is meant. The word “Book” is not even mentioned together with Zohar because it goes without saying.

Other works are not even considered books because this Book is special. It connects a person with the upper world and teaches him how to attain it. Then, it justifies its name, Zohar, radiance, because a person begins to receive a glow from above, developing him spiritually.

Thus, from a small, specific desire for spirituality, a real, strong desire develops, and a person is born spiritually.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/2/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/3/17

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“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Trump said that though #climatechange is real, the connection to CO2 hasn’t been proven. But the clearly dirty politics of parties has…

Nature’s greatest force is that of thought. #climatechange, and all problems in fact, result from people’s egoistic relationships.

From Twitter, 6/3/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.04.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Erida Le-Tzoreh Haliya (Descent for the Sake of Ascent)”  

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 8, Item 20

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 10

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