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In San Francisco, the Russian newspaper 24 Hours published my article “Kabbalah: The Path To Peace And Harmony Lies Through Jerusalem And Rome”:
Who in the #EU profits from the migrant invasion into Europe? Who in America profits from Trump’s impeachment? Who pays and who receives?
Man’s goal is to realize that he is the center of the nature, and must correct his Ego to bring nature to harmony. #Motivation
#Houston #Texas All the cataclysms are the result of negative relationships between people, breaking the balance impacting Nature
#Technology advances prove that our greatest power is our thought, but to control it means to control the ego, and that we cannot abide!
Hurricane #Harvey and many other disasters—both natural & social—await us, so that we realize that it is our thoughts that govern the world!
Want to know the truth? Because the world’s nature is #egoistic, always ask “Who is profiting from this?” to never be wrong about anything!
Our thoughts are with the people of Texas #HurricaneHarvey
From Twitter, 8/31/17
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Question: What brought me to the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center was the study of numerology, tarot, and gematria (of letters and words), which I believed were derivatives of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
But as it turned out, all these are not considered part of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Should I develop my pervious hobbies or is it better to totally leave them and fully focus on working in the group and on the study?
Answer: I cannot tell you what to do. A person chooses his engagements by himself. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah: “There is no coercion in spirituality,” and this is the reason that we don’t try to persuade anyone to join us, but simply offer the method and explain it. Those who join us study according to this method and they can engage in any other method in other places.
Personally I strongly advise not to mix different methods, not to confuse them, and not to try to complement one with the other. If you do, you will find neither the beginning nor the end of it, and eventually will feel greatly confused physically, morally, and spiritually. Therefore, focus on one thing and engage only in that.
If the method you have chose doesn’t satisfy you, you can leave and go wherever you wish, but you should study and engage in one thing only. No good will come from mixing different methods because by not knowing one method or the other, you will not be able to assess the height of one method from the height of another. It will not work.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17
Do Not Confuse The Wisdom Of Kabbalah With Other Methods
Beware Of The Trap!
The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And Other Teachings
Question: What are the Creator’s properties such as power, pride, goodness, and kindness?
Answer: In relation to us, the Creator is the single property of absolute bestowal and love that is revealed in different ways. All of our characteristics arise and are developed under the influence of the upper Light. These characteristics don’t exist in the Creator. But when we attain Him, we attribute them to Him.
In relation to us, the Creator is absolute and the complete opposite of us.
Our main and only characteristic is a desire to receive, to have all kinds of needs that are awakened in us fulfilled, as if we lacked something, while the Creator has absolutely everything. Moreover, He doesn’t feel any lack, on the contrary, He is the absolute desire to bestow, to fulfill.
Even if He has a need, it is only a need to bestow, to fulfill. Like a mother who is constantly concerned about her child, constantly wanting to give him something, to help him with something, to fulfill something, that is how it is with the Creator in relation to us. This feeling is revealed in us when we attain Him.
Therefore, it is possible to say that He has a need to “pour Himself out” and cannot. From our side, we are the opposite; we want to receive and don’t know how, from whom, and in what manner. Therefore, there is a problem in creating contact between our desire to be fulfilled and the desire of the Creator to fulfill us.
This contact is possible only if our desires to be fulfilled is directed toward giving Him contentment and causing Him pleasure, just as His desire to fulfill us arouses pleasure in us.
So, it is up to us to correct ourselves. But this is not the correction of desire, for it must be as great as possible; it is the intention—fulfilling the desire for pleasure not for my sake but to give pleasure to the Creator.
In this case, the idea is not even about desires and intentions; rather, it is the manner in which we achieve resemblance to the Creator as the result of our correction. Then we rise to the level of the Creator and continue with our development beginning from this level. And regarding what happens later, we will talk about it when we attain it. This is talking about a completely different substance and completely different circumstances.
But even the beginning of the movement toward the Creator, from the first point upward, gives us a feeling of eternity, infinity, and absolute wholeness.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/2/17
The Purpose Of Creation And The Development Of Desire
“Buy” The Qualities Of The Creator
Two Sides Of The Thought Of Creation
Question: Does the speed of time depend upon the age of the person? Why during childhood is it immeasurable, but in adulthood it just goes along by minutes?
Answer: It seems to us that time is objective, but in fact it is absolutely subjective, especially in regard to children. I remember when I was a child and I asked to play in the yard, my mother would say to me: “No more than an hour.” “An hour! That was an eternity!” And when I came home, she would ask: “Why were you gone for four hours?!” That is, I was living in a different continuum.
Question: Why does time pass quickly for some people, while for others it passes slowly?
Answer: It depends on desire. If the desire matches my actions, then time passes rapidly because I am enjoying it. When I am happy, time flies, as in the song, “Hours of love run; they are shorter than minutes.”
Question: What does it mean that the ego stretches time in our world?
Answer: In principle, it is not egoism that stretches time, but the Klipa (Shell), and it works so that we will pay more intention to time and not its essence.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17
Time: A Loose Concept
Life At The Pace Of A Donkey’s Advancement
What Is Time?
Question: Are there restrictions for studying The Book of Zohar?
Answer: In our time there are no limitations for studying The Book of Zohar. It is possible to study it in any condition, in every combination, at every age.
The main thing is to open it, read it, and try to learn from it. It is desirable that the study be done through our lessons because that way there is no danger that you will become confused.
Comment: But Baal HaSulam wrote that there are three limitations that must not be violated when studying the wisdom of Kabbalah: substance, the form of the substance, and abstract form and essence.
Answer: The limitations are not about reading The Book of Zohar but about the perception of reality, meaning in what manner we must limit, connect, and shape ourselves, to direct ourselves precisely toward feeling the upper world. For this, there is a defined system of direction for us to the upper world.
The upper world is a world of forces, a world that must be copied, a world of bestowal. To the same degree that we resemble it, meaning to the degree that we are with the characteristics of bestowal, love, and connection, to that degree we begin to discover it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/17
How To Read The Book Of Zohar Correctly
Which Part Of The Zohar Should We Read?
The Revelation Of The Book Of Zohar