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Clarifying For Myself

laitman_623Question: Do any criteria exist in the wisdom of Kabbalah according to which it is possible to differentiate between Kabbalistic feelings and cognitive distortions that everyone is exposed to?

Answer: These feelings cannot be conveyed to others. You simply feel that it is talking about exactly what you wanted to hear, unlike all kinds of other philosophizing, theories, or sciences where you want to know, understand, and discover.

When you study for the sake of your soul, you feel it. You need to clarify for yourself and clearly understand that you are learning about your life. If you don’t have a feeling like this, you must search.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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Practical Work In The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

Laitman_137Question: You have already taken a particular path. In looking back, would you want to change the method for spiritual ascent to make it simpler or the opposite?

Answer: I am taught how to act and I cannot do otherwise. I would very much want to hasten the process, but this is impossible.

Question: Could it be that the wisdom of Kabbalah lacks practical work?

Answer: In our groups, there is constant practical work during lessons and throughout the day.

Question: If beginner students study only once a week, what must they do during the rest of the time?

Answer: We have an enormous amount of material in every language. Every day we present lessons that are recorded and stored in our website’s archive. There is my blog and recordings of my conversations and lectures. New students should go through as much material as they can. Even if they meet once a week, this is enough. During all their free time, they have the opportunity to read our materials, listen to the morning lesson, and participate in our events and conventions.

All of this is very important. Then the upper Light will begin to influence them and they will feel that they are changing. That is how they begin to understand more, feel the material more, and participate with us in the discovery of the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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Zohar, Commentary On The Torah

Laitman_157Comment: The Book of Zohar was the first book written after the Torah. The Torah is 3,100 years old and The Book of Zohar is 2,000 years old.

Response: The Book of Zohar is a commentary on the Torah that includes hundreds of volumes! Today only a few of them remain.

Question: Will further commentaries on The Book of Zohar be written to simplify it?

Answer: I don’t think there is any need for it. First and foremost, we need to learn and understand the wisdom of Kabbalah, and to do this, we must prepare instructions and practically implement the methodology in groups.

We see what is happening in the world. Kabbalists write that we are in a situation where the time has already come to begin the final correction; therefore, The Book of Zohar has been revealed.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Advance As The Soul Suggests

laitman_919Question: How can a person understand that he has begun the path of his spiritual development?

Answer: Instinctively. At the time, I went through many hands and found various teachers. But none of them satisfied me. I encountered Kabbalists, but either they were small or very specific.

Even though there were also great Kabbalists among them, they didn’t teach in a style I was ready to grasp. It continued this way until I found my teacher.

Therefore, it is up to a person to search. If you don’t like me, then it could be that there are others. I would advise checking to see if someone is wrong. And then you will understand whether you should return to studying with me or continue with someone else. This is because the most important thing is to advance in a manner that your soul tells you to.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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laitman_281_02Question: How can I know that I am fulfilling the desire of another if I cannot know what is going on inside everyone because I am only guessing through my senses.

Answer: It is through your example and asking for it.

Question: If the task of the Creator is to bring the creature to resemble Him, why does He constantly give energy and desire to egoism so it will enjoy itself?

Answer: It is to create a field of operation for each one where He can later be discovered.

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Solitude Or Congress?

laitman_938_07Question: I am a lone wolf by nature and I avoid being in a crowd. I believe that quality can be achieved only individually. Is there a logical explanation to the advantage of participating in a congress instead of studying your lessons and your books in solitude?

Answer: Solitude is not a bad thing. I also like to be by myself. Everyone knows that I sit behind closed doors and that it isn’t easy to reach me, but the point is that the plan of creation is fulfilled in the connection between people.

Although it isn’t a physical connection but an internal one, we have to establish physical connections in order to reach it. This is the reason that we have conventions, gatherings, meals, and lessons together, all of which are essential.

It makes no difference who you are by nature: a lone wolf or a sociable person who always has a smile on his face, you have to establish mutual internal connection with other people.

The more difficult this is for you than for others, the greater the reward you will receive as the outcome of the efforts that you make in the form of the revelation of the Creator.

But sitting alone with the books while a convention is taking place is like spiritual death.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Do We Need To Be Afraid Of Our Desires?

laitman_565_02Question: Do I need to be afraid of my desires? What if I will have such desires that I can’t control?

Answer: Many people are afraid that they will lose control over their desires and will start acting completely out of control.

The fact is that here everything depends on the environment. If we are in the right environment, then a person doesn’t have to worry about self-control.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17

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A Wife Doesn’t Find Favor in Her Husband’s Eyes

laitman_543_02Torah, Deuteronomy 24:1 – 24:4: When a man takes a wife and is intimate with her, and it happens that she does not find favor in his eyes because he discovers in her an unseemly (moral) matter, and he writes for her a bill of divorce and places it into her hand, and sends her away from his house. And she leaves his house and goes and marries another man, and if the latter husband hates her and writes her a bill of divorce, and places it into her hand and sends her away from his house, or if the latter husband who took her as a wife, dies her first husband, who had sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, since she was defiled to him, for that is an abomination before the Lord, and you shall not bring sin to the land the Lord, your God, gives you for an inheritance

If we consider what has been said from the point of view of human society, then it can be treated as you like. And if considered from the point of view of the correction of the soul, then this desire cannot be corrected, because the first husband, who was trying to create the right intention with this woman (with this desire), saw that he could not do it.

So, he will not be able to fix it even after her second husband. But the second did not succeed in this either. After three husbands who gave her a divorce, she has no right to marry anymore, i.e., this desire is uncorrectable. It must be put aside until the next cycle.

The soul does not disappear anywhere. There will come the next cycle, and there will be another state in the common soul, and this private soul, this private desire, will be able to receive correction.

Question: But was there an attempt to correct it, if she still got married?

Answer: Of course.

Speaking of our world, never in the Jewish communities would a girl remain unmarried. She was sought by a husband all over the world! This is a major commandment. For any girl: curve, oblique, lame—no matter what—a groom had to be found.  Such a dowry was collected for her that an average man was ready to marry her.

To marry was always considered a very great Mitzva—a charitable cause. A person who could do it at least once in his life had a feeling that he had something to come to above.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/26/16

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