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The Origin Of Hebrew

Laitman_151Question: What is the origin of the word “Kabbalah”? Was it invented by Adam HaRishon (First Man)? And why is it written in this specific way?

Answer: Before Adam HaRishon, the Hebrew and Aramaic languages did not exist. But he did not invent them; rather, he extracted them from his own attainment.

One time I received a letter from a man in a Siberian prison. He absolutely did not know Hebrew, but he suddenly started to write beautiful poetry in this language. And the poetry was Kabbalistic.

When I showed it to my teacher Rabash, he said that this man was experiencing terrible suffering and through it such an awakening came to him.

This is an example of how Adam, who started to attain higher qualities, the upper world, was able to extract the Hebrew language from his attainment.

Question: But why does the word “Kabbalah” (קַבָּלָה) consist of these specific letters?

Answer: This is a depiction of the upper forces that present themselves to us in this way—as vertical and horizontal lines. For example, in an oscilloscope there are only horizontal and vertical lines, which in their combination generate ellipses and various other forms.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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A Single Force In The Evolution Of Nature, Part 2

Laitman_707Question: What is the upper, absolute, force of nature that is controlling all creation? In what way is it different from the basic forces of nature that are known to science: gravity, nuclear, and electromagnetic?

Answer: All other forces that humanity discovered by means of intellect exist on the same level as the intellect where we also exist and study them. If we developed in a different form and on a different level, then we would have discovered different forces and a different world.

The difference between all of these forces and the upper force of nature is in the subjectivity of our perception of them. Everything depends on the individual, on the level from which he investigates and comprehends. Without the individual, there’s nothing and it is impossible to say that anything actually exists.

Question: But what if we are to look at it not subjectively, but objectively?

Answer: That’s impossible; we are incapable of objective observation because we were created with specific qualities by the upper force. If I am not observing some phenomena, then it does not exist. It appears only in my perception and in the form that I am able to perceive.

Question: Then what actually exists?

Answer: Nothing exists other than the single upper force that is the foundation of all nature. But we are only able to perceive this force as various forms and different qualities, depending on the form and qualities I create.

Question: So we perceive this one single force in the form of some fragments, depending on the level of our development? Will this perception change in the future?

Answer: Everything depends on the individual because the world exists within his perceptions, and other than him there is only one upper force, called nature, creating our entire life. All revelations exist within us as effects of this one force.

Everything that I see, sense, think, everything within and around me, all my emotions and reason, all these are revelations of the upper force. A person is given the ability to separate from this force and in that separation experience himself existing in a particular reality that we call this world.

Question: What is the quality of this single force?

Answer: Its only quality is bestowal, giving, emanation, a source that constantly gives, gives, gives… That is how we experience it. We do not reveal the force itself, rather its relationship to us, its bestowal.

And we realize that with the very first act of bestowal, this upper force created the ability within us to feel its influence and to differentiate between it and ourselves, experiencing ourselves as existing outside of it. This specific differentiation is what allows us to experience our own existence and a reality surrounding us.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/27/17

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Returning To Love

laitman_293.1Question: Will perfect children be born when humanity gets rid of egoism and becomes perfect?

Answer: Yes, absolutely perfect. The world will become a living world, everyone will do good unto each other, and there will be no evil.

Question: Will the words from Isaiah’s prophecy: “And a wolf shall live with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie with a kid; and a calf and a lion cub and a fatling [shall lie] together, and a small child shall lead them” come true?

Answer: If egoism is fully corrected, how can one harm another?

Question: What will the wolf eat? What will satiate it?

Answer: Bestowing unto others, it will not need any other food.

When the world gradually reaches the end of correction, the details will begin to disappear from our feeling. The levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, and man will transcend to a non-material level; because the ego will not be able to exist the way it does anymore, there will be no matter.

Matter is merely an emotional illusion that we are given so that we will do our job and return to the altruistic attitude, to the attribute of love and bestowal.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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Five Worlds Between The Creator And Us

laitman_548.01Question: What is meant by the five worlds between the Creator and us?

Answer: There are five parts of the spiritual system: Keter, Hochmah, Binah, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, that are reflected in five worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beriya, Yetsira, and Assiya.

From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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10% Of Altruists

laitman_433.03Question: Baal HaSulam writes that there are 10% of altruists in the world. If the Creator created the ego, have these altruists been created in order to set an example?

Answer: In spirituality, 10% of altruists (in relation to the tenth part of the Partzuf) sustain the world. In our world, we need the same thing. If the world were made of 100% egoists, it could not exist.

There must be altruistic egoism, even with the intention for my own sake, in order to dilute this world a bit.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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“Moves Back His Neighbor’s Landmark”

laitman_571_08Torah, Deuteronomy 27:17: Cursed be he who moves back his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

“Moves back his neighbor’s landmark” means to steal from the other person what was allotted to him from above and to use this to work on himself. By this, you steal from him a chance to correct his soul; you somehow obscure this possibility, do not give enough, do not direct him properly and do not participate together with him in his own action of correction.

Such a state is called a curse. It is as if a person strikes his own soul with a terrible ulcer. That is, all those desires and aspirations that he must create in himself to become like the Creator, he partially transforms into qualities that are opposite to the Creator for the sake of petty egoistic gain, and he cannot do anything with himself.

Usually, this is a consequence of his wrong connection with the environment. After all, only in the environment can he find the force that will help him to resist all the temptations supplied to him by the Creator.

He, on the contrary, cuts off an opportunity for mutual connection with others instead of helping them to not cut off “spikelets from the edge of the field.”

There are many different conditions in which a person—by supposedly doing good for another—actually does him bad.
We see that most of the Torah laws seem in our world to be not quite fair, to put it mildly. And this is really so.

For example, many people oppose the fattening and the slaughtering of livestock that we do in order to provide us with meat, food, furs, and various products from animal skin. They believe that humans should not do this. We gained power over animals, in the form of reason, not in order to use them this way.

However, the Torah speaks about totally different things: It says that, precisely by developing animals, raising them, caring for them, fattening them, killing them properly, and then cutting and using them, we elevate their purpose to be for the sake of the development of man. This is the same thing that each of us should do to the animal that lives within us: develop it correctly, grow it, and kill it within yourself in order to be able to feed man.

You should act this way with animals outside of you as well as with your own animal that is within you.

Question: It is said that everything is created for a person. Does this mean that a man is like a “crown of nature”?

Answer: Yes, if he behaves correctly, he can use this to grow a man or Adam (meaning similar to the Creator) from himself. If he cannot do this, he is even worse than an animal. If people had studied the laws of nature correctly, they would have seen that kosher cattle slaughter is the most correct way. We just need to look at this objectively.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/24/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, ” Vol. 1, Article 27, “The Creator and Israel Went Into Exile”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 42

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Period of ‘Between the Straits'”

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