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Answer: You are absolutely right. Time and distance don’t exist, and even we don’t exist in the same form in which we perceive ourselves. It is all imprinted in our sensations, nothing more.
Our feelings are graded in such a way that particular influences are felt by us as temporary and other influences as a change in the space around us, changes within ourselves and the like.
These influences are all forces that act on desire. There are only two components in the creation: a force called “Light” and a desire created by it. The influence of Light on the desire awakens all kinds of changes in its form.
Therefore, everything that seems to us as existing in this world—including time, movement, distance, and changing ourselves in relation to the environment—is actually happening within us, within our desire.
Does anything exist besides that desire? No. How do I know this? It is because I feel myself only within this desire. And the rest? All the rest don’t exist; I feel them all within my desire. Except for desire, there is nothing in us.
Therefore, we can speak only about the desire and about the influence of the Light on it. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches. 6,000 years are 6,000 levels through which the ego (the desire) must pass in order to resemble the Creator.
Question: Can the world exist for tens of thousands of years more?
Answer: You can attain resemblance to the Creator today and you can attain it in another ten thousand years.
Comment: But you say that 223 years remain for the existence of the world.
Answer: This is about levels, and I say this to give a person an idea about that sequence within which he exists.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/2/17
Answer: Because the worlds are brighter (a smaller ego) and are weaker than the general desire that was created by the Creator. Each of these desires on the levels of 0,1, 2, 3, or 4 builds its system, which is made of five Partzufim on the background of the upper Light. Each Partzuf is made of five Sefirot, etc., and they make up concentric circles in which the soul exists.
Question: Is it possible to see the parallel worlds to our world in which the level of the still nature, the vegetative, and the animate were first created and only then man was created into this environment?
Answer: Yes. It is exactly the same thing. This is how man was created in the worlds and he also begins to develop according to a system of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, the still, the vegetative, the animate, and the human levels of nature. When he completes his development the human nature is also divided into the same levels: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 and so on. This means that every part is divided in subparts and its own sub-levels.
Question: Does this means that these worlds are also desires, but simply are coarser?
Answer: They are desires of the still level. A pencil, for example, has a desire that comes down to preserving the shape and the attribute of its creator.
Question: Is there a pencil in the spiritual world?
Answer: Of course. It is a spiritual force by which man can write down his thoughts about his desire. A desire is the heart.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/14/17
Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: Not everyone must delve in spirituality, but only a chosen few according to the changing needs. There will be a so-called Supreme Court and all who wish to participate in the spiritual life, must first be permitted to do so by this court.
Permission to engage in spiritual work must be issued by a court comprised of people who see that a person is worthy of it. For example, today, the doors of our organization are open to everyone who wishes to come. But in the future, it should be more limited.
It is impossible to call all people to engage in spiritual development because this is not according to the framework of the development of society. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that there are such people who are not fit for this. They have an undeveloped soul or more precisely, they have different kind of soul. They do not need Kabbalah. We see that today, only a few thousand people out of seven billion are attracted to it
This is the way it should be. Therefore, it is necessary to strictly limit the reception of people who are trying to engage in this wisdom. Although there are no restrictions in principle, among them, there are those who simply do not need it. They are just deceiving themselves.
Moreover, not only students, but teachers as well—everyone up to the very last, highest instance—will need to receive permission to be in their spiritual role.
Question: If I, as a resident of the last generation, have some ideas as to how to raise the society to a higher level, do I need to turn to the highest court in order for it to consider my proposal?
Answer: Obviously, yes. However, in principle, you do not need a higher court for this. After all, you exist in a certain framework; you study somewhere. Contact people at that place. You do not need to go immediately to the Supreme Court. The local court will be enough, as it is in our time.
However, a person must go through the inspecting body because the court directs, supports, obliges him, and gives a basis to anyone who wants to progress spiritually by engaging in the wisdom of Kabbalah. Otherwise, there is no other way to reach the revelation of the Creator. The goal of spiritual life is the attainment of the Creator by a person in this world.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/12/17
Answer: Yes. You can be in a convention, “dive” headfirst into it, and find yourself in the upper world. Like cave explorers who dive into lakes in caves and don’t know to where they will float, so too can you also float and go out to a completely different world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17
These laws also exist in our world but only as a reflection of the upper laws of nature. Therefore, we speak only about their spiritual realization and, in no case, about the earthly one.
Kabbalists are engaged in the spiritual realization and religious people are engaged in the earthly one. Kabbalists and religious people disagree in this respect because religious people are engaged in the physical fulfillment of the laws of the Torah and not in their spiritual realization.
Question: It is written, “Cursed be he who lies with his sister.” What does “sister” mean from a spiritual point of view?
Answer: A person has many desires that he cannot correct in a direct way since he does not have a suitable screen. He must create a system for this and correct his desires with its help through subsystems that he forms within himself.
That is, he cannot directly influence his desires, which are called his various relatives such as his sister, his mother’s daughter, his mother-in-law, and so on.
These desires are being corrected and are represented in our relatives, especially those who are closer to us; relatives are subsystems in relation to a person.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16
New Life #886 – Everything Is Predetermined
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
What is predetermined and what can we control in our life? Which force develops us above our egoistic nature, and how can we summon it to operate on us?
From KabTV’s “New Life #886 – Everything Is Predetermined,” 7/25/17
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