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The Era Of Stress, Part 2

Laitman_182.02Question: Is there some kind of solution to avoid this widespread stress of our modern day?

Answer: A solution for avoiding stress cannot exist because our entire life is controlled by egoism, which at all times demands maximal success and does not permit us even one calm moment.

The general, collective ego arouses constant stress that only grows from generation to generation. Human society arranges everyone along steps of a ladder, giving to each his part of honor and respect, this creates the desire to avoid feeling oneself lower than others, feeling oneself despised in their eyes.

Each person wants to present themselves as being successful and special, that is our nature. And that is why there is no escape from stress, and to the degree it constantly grows, we will have even greater problems associated with it: heart disease, psychological and emotional disturbance, etc.

Question: Are there people who are less susceptible to stress? Those with calmer personalities?

Answer: That doesn’t mean they are calm. These types of people just seem like that on the outside, and they may even consider themselves calm, but this has nothing to do with there being less stress for them. It’s just that the evidence is less apparent.

Doctors say that stressful internal states are almost unrelated to the type of personality a person has: melancholy, sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic. Stress still has an internal effect, these types of people are just more introverted.

Question: Why does our desire for fulfillment grow more and more and is never satisfied? Doesn’t this create a situation where stress only grows?

Answer: That is how it is pre-programmed by nature in order to bring us to complete despair, the sense of helplessness, to complete disillusionment in our egoism that is always pushing us to achieve the unachievable. Every time our possibilities for success seem bigger and bigger, every time it seems that we are getting closer, it disappears, it grows nearer and disappears. And all this happens so we understand this game and become convinced that our egoism will never bring us success but only problems, illness, and death.

We exist within laws of nature and are the effects of it. Nature moves us and develops a desire to receive pleasure in us. And if we cannot fulfill it, then it means that there is a program within nature to lead us to despair.

Comment: This doesn’t seem like a very good program.

My Response: It is a very wise program that gives us the opportunity to get to know our nature and realize its evil inclination. With egoism we will never achieve any success; this is already evident in all of our societies. We achieved great advancements in the sciences, culture, education, but what did they bring us, other than a global crisis?

Instead of blossoming, we experience the opposite, we feel we are miserable failures, miserably sick, more so than in all the previous generations.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/27/17

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Resistance To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah, Part 3

laitman_234From the book Collection of Laws, “Blessings for Smells and Blessings for Gratitude”, Law 4: We must now approach the true righteous man of this generation, so that he will find out for us what faith is for today’s time, for faith must be learned every day anew.

And in this, the main strengthening of the evil principle in every generation is to hide and hide precisely the true righteous man of our time. As we see with our own eyes that the main disagreement about the righteous man of this generation, and then after a long time will recognize him and call him a righteous man, but they will not agree on the righteousness of the next generation.

In every generation there are disputes about the Kabbalist who lives and works at this time. They hate him, struggle with him, and cannot agree with him. This is nature.

In fact, the same thing happens in every personal state. When we ascend the spiritual steps, we can agree with the steps that we have already passed, but we are against the current state and have a lot of objections.

Only after the state has been passed through struggle, through the right, left, and middle lines, through ups and downs, and clarifications, as a result of all this, we can agree with the past, which is already included in the correction.

Therefore, the objections to Kabbalah are quite understandable. We need to consider them as an integral part of the process of development that comes from nature. We will still feel the face-to-face confrontation with the right and left lines, the power of bestowal and the power of reception—the two forces that act in nature.

Therefore, do not worry too much about the opponents of Kabbalah. We are on the battlefield of two forces. And in fact, this is not a struggle, as it seems to us, but a form of communication and correction. In this way we can study these two forces—when one is based on the other.

But at all times, a Kabbalist who lives in this generation has no chance of being recognized by his contemporaries and understood by the people. How is it possible to understand him if he belongs to the same generation? Everyone else is at such a level that they are not capable of this.

But after a while, there is a softening. Some gradually start to understand the Kabbalists of the last generation and there are some who are even engaged in spiritual work but still cannot understand his followers.

That is why even the Ari was not accepted by all the Kabbalists of his generation immediately. The renewal that every Kabbalist brings to the world in his time is not necessarily revealed in other souls. That is why it is difficult for them to agree with him.

Each generation reveals a new layer of informational genes (Reshimot), and there are souls in this layer that are more developed and are already ready for correction. and therefore, these people go all the way. And there are those who are still on the borderline and can wait.

They say that Kabbalah is the right teaching but not for them, and maybe they even do not agree with it. That is, they feel some relation to Kabbalah and, at the same time, separation and hatred appears. They begin to protest against Kabbalah.

People who began to study and then left also become opponents of Kabbalah because they need to justify themselves. Their Reshimot have not matured yet. And if a person has not corrected his desire to enjoy, then he must justify himself as to why he left the correction process.

At all times, the egoistic desire wants us to feel that we exist, that is, that we are right. Therefore, their criticism of Kabbalah is inevitable. There were a lot of such cases in our time and in the past.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/24/17, Lesson on the Topic: “The Resistance to Kabbalah”

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Why Does A Person Need This Huge World?

laitman_942Question: You say that the Creator is revealed in the ten. Then why does a person need this huge world? The ten would be enough.

Answer: This huge world is a reflection of the desire created by the Creator, which consists of the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and speaking levels. The speaking level is the highest. However, there is an even higher level in it—one that has a point in the heart—it corrects everything and all other levels join it.

Therefore, the desire is so great that eventually one feels all the qualities of the Creator: what is called the four phases of direct Light, His quality of bestowal, and the full power of bestowal.

Question: Does it mean that a person begins his spiritual development when there are nine other people around him, that is, nine biological bodies?

Answer: It is only in this laboratory in uniting with nine other people like him. No more than nine. There can be a little less, but it is preferable to have a ten.

And then the entire world becomes one ten. A lot of tens begin to join them and then they merge with each other, like drops of water.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/11/17

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“This Song Will Bear Witness Against Them”

laitman_740.02Torah, Deuteronomy 31:21: And it will be, when they will encounter many evils and troubles, this song will bear witness against them, for it will not be forgotten from the mouth of their offspring. For I know their inclination what they [are planning] to do today, [even] before I bring them in to the land which I have sworn [to give them].

The Creator says to a person: “I know that you are a liar, a scoundrel, a traitor, and therefore, I direct you so that you can overcome it. However, this song will sound in you as evidence.”

This is a state when a person completes the previous step and ascends to the next.

Torah, Deuteronomy 31:22: And Moses wrote this song on that day, and taught it to the children of Israel

“The same day” means in the same state.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/25/17

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New Life 903 – Life In A Movie

New Life 903 – Life In A Movie
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

What is the power that manages our lives? Are we all imprisoned in a movie that was written for us? How can we influence our daily lives for the better?
From KabTV’s “New Life 903 – Life In A Movie,” 9/5/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10/24/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Importance of the Connection Between Us, for Taking Care of the World,” Part 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 131

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 2

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