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The Creator And Nature Are The Same Concepts

Laitman_712.03.jpgQuestion: What does it mean that God (Elokim) is the same as the concept of nature (Teva)?

Answer: Elokim (the Creator) is the name of the upper force, and this same upper force is called nature, Teva in Hebrew. The Creator and nature are identical concepts because there is no God as depicted in different religions like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is only the upper force.

Kabbalah is a wisdom that has nothing to do with religion. It tells us about the upper force that manages nature.

Nature is everything a person can feel, including himself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Is It Possible To Enslave The Creator?

laitman_624.03Question: Is it possible to enslave the Creator on the way to the goal?

Answer: It is certainly possible to subjugate the Creator. The Creator is wholly devoted to us. He wants us to use Him 100%.

He only wants to serve our desires. This is why, in principle, He reveals Himself relative to us. On His part, there is no problem to be in complete bestowal to us—this is His essence. Therefore, there is really no point in subjugating Him. He initially arranges things in such a way so as to evoke in us the possibility for correction and ascent to His level. That is in the first place.

And second, the Creator is not some human image that can be subjugated, etc. It is a system—an immense mechanism composed of opposing positive and negative forces.

To the extent that we are similar to the Creator, that is, to the quality of bestowal, love, concern, and interconnectedness, to that extent we can evoke the positive influence of this system on ourselves
From a Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/21/17

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Pleasure From The Book Of Zohar

Laitman_630.1Question: Does a Kabbalist feel pleasure while reading The Book of Zohar?

Answer: It is a tremendous pleasure, because when a Kabbalist reads The Book of Zohar and discovers its meaning, he sees how all the parts of the creation connect above all the differences. The greatest pleasure is when all the parts that seem totally incompatible suddenly become compatible to each other, connect, and merge into one.

Question: Can it be compared to an ordinary person who reads a novel or an adventure book and finds great pleasure in it?

Answer: Yes. After all, as children we received very vivid impressions from reading books, but the pleasure from The Book of Zohar is much more sublime.

Today, when it is already impossible to surprise and to fill us with anything, The Book of Zohar can absolutely fill us. It all depends on its effect on a person.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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When a debate turns into hate, we are sealing our fate #Opinion #OpEd

Why is it that the Arabs can unite and we cannot? What makes us loathe each other so profoundly? #jewish #jpost

From Twitter, 8/3/17

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Spiritual Roots Of Our World

laitman_937Torah, Deuteronomy 28:02 – 28:03: And all these blessings will come upon you and cleave to you, if you obey the Lord, your God. You shall be blessed in the city, and you shall be blessed in the field.

There are five levels of egoistic desire: zero, first, second, third, and fourth. If you do the right thing, you will be able to interact with the surrounding nature on all these levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human.

The inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels of nature are called a field, and a human nature is a city.

There are many additional complex laws of correct spiritual interaction in a city because the Creator is revealed there.

The priorities of the system of relations between people should be clearly set in the city: the judicial and legal system, the system of education and collection of taxes, the interaction between women, children, and men, and so on. This is a whole social system at the level of human.

It is in the city that we reach equivalence of form with the Creator. There is nothing in it that would have an aimless construction, unconnected to its spiritual root, structure, and manifestation of action.

If we had properly educated ourselves spiritually, we would have built this world as a complete copy of the spiritual world to the smallest detail. After all, our soul, residing there, consists of the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human parts, including the root part. We would accurately build the structure of HaVaYaH both in the spiritual world and in the material world.

How, for example, did the architect Bezalel create the Temple, the holy of holies, and so on? A person is visited by a prophecy and he sees how everything is arranged in the roots that govern us. Like the projector shines on the screen and creates an image on it, the same thing happens here. He sees the root and creates in our world its consequence dressed in forms such as bricks, trunks of trees, vegetation, and houses.

If a person is connected with his spiritual root, then he does everything in our world in accordance to that root. He does not have to think about anything, just not to oppose but to match himself to it. Then it turns out that our world is completely similar to the upper world. This is the final correction.

Question: Does it mean that the great Kabbalist Ramchal portrayed the Third Temple based on his attainment?

Answer: Yes. His article “Mishkani Elyon” is about this.

But the fact is that as soon as we reached the level of the First Temple, we immediately began to fall from this level. Bloody wars began between us, huge opposing forces and various egoistic problems were revealed.

All this began to break inside with great speed. When the Jews cannot overcome their egoism and rise above it, then egoism begins to destroy them. Therefore, Nebuchadnezzar conquered the people of Israel and again led them into exile.

From that moment, it was impossible to say that everything among the people was in accordance with the spiritual roots.

The law is such that as soon as you reach a spiritual peak, you immediately come to the next degree, which is the manifestation of a huge hatred. If you cannot restrain it, then it crushes everything.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16

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New Life 863 – Wisdom Of Kabbalah: How Do We Know That There Is A God?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Why is the upper force concealed from us? What is the reality that a Kabbalist discovers and how can we also explore this reality?

God is the upper force of nature and can be revealed through the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From KabTV’s “New Life 863 – Wisdom Of Kabbalah: How Do We Know That There Is A God?” 6/6/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/4/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 61

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preparing for Unity Day”

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