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Between Keter And Malchut

laitman_233Question: Why does each one of the first nine Sefirot have its own name, as for example: Keter, Hochma, Bina, etc.?

Answer: That is how the upper Light is revealed. Keter is the characteristic of absolute bestowal. Malchut is the characteristic of absolute reception.

The characteristic of Malchut is created from the characteristic of Keter. Since the characteristic of Keter wants to bestow and give everything, its characteristics of bestowal pass from above to below through all kinds of emanations until they give birth to a desire to receive, and therefore, Malchut wants to receive everything that Keter wants to bestow and give. Everything that Keter wants to give is expressed, revealed, and implemented in the eight Sefirot between Keter and Malchut.

The Sefirot of Hochma, Bina, Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod are characteristics that connect the Keter with the Malchut.

Since they receive influence from the characteristic of Keter that descends by way of all these Sefirot, the characteristic of Malchut begins to feel its existence and the desire of Keter to bestow and give to it. As a result of this, a state called shame is discovered in Malchut.

Feeling the difference and gap between the one who bestows and the receiver is so great that Malchut stops receiving from Keter. This state is called a Tzimtzum (Restriction).

This is a state that is even discovered in people who have developed normally in our world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Move To The Revelation Of The Creator

Laitman_509Question: What does it mean to move forward? How can one understand where we are moving to?

Answer: You move toward the revelation of the Creator, toward the sensation of the eternal perfect world. You discover this for yourself and gradually begin to feel that the nature is actually eternal, infinite, and unlimited and so are you. You are eternal, perfect, unlimited, and exist in it in a totally different state than before.

Previously you were tired, didn’t know what to do, and were limited in everything. Now you are in an absolute tranquillity, you have strength, attainment, balance, and you are in the increasing adherence with the unified force of nature.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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laitman_942Better Together or Apart?

Question: Is the right connection built on the contradiction with the natural desire of a person to unite with his or her own kind and including people as different from others as possible?

Answer: It’s like playing the lottery, and here we need to rely on fate. Fate is in the hands of the upper force that arranged that we meet and have the opportunity to unite in a group.

It has long been known that unity gives great strength, but this is a special case. In this group, all are connected together in one system, all are directed to one goal, and each one nullifies himself for the benefit of the group, as if in a commando unit. This is a completely different method, compared to the usual connection adopted in our world.

In order to do this, we need to build a new educational system that teaches how to connect above separation. We need to know what we unite for and how, what the nature of each and every one is, and in what form we can connect. And most importantly, we reveal the power of mutual bestowal, not the power of egoistic connection to win over someone else.

The power we gain is not egoistic, but altruistic. This is a different approach, a different goal, and everything is different.

Question: Which is better: to be together or to be alone?

Answer: If this is a bad society of drug addicts or criminals, then it’s certainly better to be alone. If the society is good, then it is preferable to be in the society.

Question: Why does research speak about the benefits of loneliness?

Answer: Because we cannot provide a good society for a person, and then, of course, it is better to be alone. In the past, loneliness was beneficial for human development, but today it is caused by the fact that a person flees from society. Therefore, this kind of loneliness is negative.

As a child, I loved spending time alone, reading one book after another, bookshelf after bookshelf . But today’s loneliness among young people is different because nature demands a completely different kind of involvement from us.

My peers felt an inner need to play, walk, and do sports together. And a completely different thing is required from today’s generation: to connect together above their egoism, while preserving the individuality of each one.

Egoism pushes us away from connecting with each other, and people do not want to leave their house or to be connected with someone. And at the same time, nature presses on us and demands connection. As a result, a person feels split.

And here comes the method suggested by Kabbalah, which allows us to balance the two tendencies: the requirement of nature to unite and the separation we feel. They both come from nature.

Inside, a person remains himself and develops individually according to his inclinations: a musician, a writer, or a football player. But nature obliges us all to be within one sphere, one force that connects us, and we need to learn how to do this without encroaching on anyone’s individuality.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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Who Is Predisposed To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

Dr. Michael LaitmanMan is created in utter wickedness and lowliness, as it is written, “When a wild ass’s foal is born a man.” And all the vessels in one’s body, meaning the senses and the qualities, and especially the thought serve him only wickedness and nothingness all day. (The Book of Zohar, “VaYera” ).

This is how we are created from birth, and today this is revealed in all of humanity.

We have students in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, South and North America, Europe, Russia, China, Japan, and other countries. This shows that the world has already come to a state where people are really capable of perceiving a spiritual uplift. Their earthly egoism has reached the level from which one can push off and rise upward.

Those Kelim (vessels) that had the biggest deficiencies become the most important. It means that the measure of revelation in them is the biggest.

This is natural. If a person has great egoism, he will reveal more. However, we need to understand what it means. For example, a person aspiring to become a billionaire usually is not predisposed to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

It attracts a person who has an expert point inside, with the help of which he can immediately say whether it is worth for him to do this in his life or not. He detects this not in his mind, but in the inner sensations, in the feelings.

A person comes to Kabbalah because he understands that he needs to search for something very internal; he is concerned about the meaning of life and not about money, fame, or honor. This already requires a completely different answer.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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