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There are billions of people in the world. I do not need to build any relationships with them. Only with my ten, this unique love, and it is what remains. The rest will come into it. I will begin seeing how the world shrinks and becomes included into it.
Question: Does a ten mean ten people, ten biological bodies?
Answer: Yes, for now they are ten biological bodies for me, but later I will stop seeing them this way. We will feel an interaction of desires between us, more egoistic ones, less egoistic ones, desires at certain levels, with certain intentions and so on. Bodies will begin disappearing from our sensations and from our sight.
The quantity will turn from a number of people into desires, and from desires into Sefirot. There will be ten Sefirot, one Partzuf.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/11/17
Question: How can you object to the opponents of Kabbalah who claim that teaching Kabbalah to the masses is unacceptable because there is a danger of materializing its concepts or, conversely, being in the clouds and fantasizing?
Answer: There is indeed such a danger if we study Kabbalah in the wrong way. But our method is very close to people. In fact, we teach unity and love for our neighbor as for ourselves. Who can object to such a method?
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the true Torah, for it only talks about truth, that is, loving one’s neighbor, which is what the Torah must teach everyone. There is no greater commandment than loving one’s neighbor, for it leads to love for the Creator. This is what we teach, and there is no mysticism in it. And even the spiritual is quite “material” because we are studying how a person should behave here and now in this world.
Question: Is there any claim that the Kabbalah contains a powerful force, like atomic energy, and if we teach it to people who are not ready yet, then they can use these forces to harm themselves and others?
Answer: The Kabbalist does not control the world at will, as the opponents of Kabbalah claim. He does not control anything, but only teaches people how to come to a good union and even love. The goal of Kabbalah is to teach a person love, because we correct the world by a good connection between all.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is a very practical method. Especially people of Israel need it because of anti-Semitism, hatred, and pressure. But all of humanity needs it too. The study of Kabbalah cannot be harmful. Only those who do not know the laws of nature can claim the opposite. That is like scaring a child with a monster so that he will not go out into the street. There is no point in these claims.
People who do not understand this wisdom, disseminate their methods, teach it incorrectly, and cause all the problems related to Kabbalah. There are many kiosks in Tel Aviv where they sell books that they claim are about Kabbalah.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/24/17, Lesson on the Topic: “The Resistance to Kabbalah”
Question: The main thing in the cause of stress is the never-ending desire to receive. But is there something wrong with the desire itself, doesn’t it lie at the very basis of life? Without it, there would be no fulfillment in life.
Answer: What is wrong is not the desire itself, but the attempt to fulfill it at the expense of others. We are in a constant competition with each other throughout our entire lives, measuring our success relative to others.
We all exist in one system and there was a time when we were connected to such an extent that we felt ourselves as if we were one person. There were many people in the world, but egoism was so minimal that we felt no difference between us. That is how it was in primitive societies. Then the desire to receive began to grow and we began to make distinctions: this is my family, that is your family, and over there, that is his family.
Before that happened, people lived as one commune, as if under communism, where everything belongs to everyone equally, like in a tribe. But then we began to distance ourselves from this unity: here is my wife, my children, my cave. Distinctions and divisions started to be made with respect to professions as well, as it is written: “Go and earn from each other.”
Our egoism is growing non-stop. That is why competition began and we started judging who is more successful and who is less. This is how we have been advancing until the present day. But now competition has grown to worldwide proportions because mass media affects us by showing the entire world to us on our television and smartphone screens.
They obligate us to compete with the entire world, showing us how everyone is more successful than we are. It is not surprising that people are gripped by depression.
Question: You think that the desire to be first is bad? But it is responsible for making the individual strive to be successful.
Answer: It is a bad desire. The person needs peace and happiness, not outstanding achievement.
Stress means that the external influences on the individual’s egoistic desires are greater than he can bare, that although a person is driven to fulfill the desire to receive pleasure, he is still unable to easily achieve the goals that are set before him. The difference between the desire for pleasure and the ability to acquire fulfillment for it creates a stressful state.
It is obvious that an average person will never be able to acquire all that he sees in the media. We are constantly living in a state of low-grade, chronic stress due to all the potentials for pleasure that are shown to us on the screen: clothes, sports, beauty. This relates to women and men equally.
Stress affects us on many levels. Ultimately, we will reach disillusionment and we will see that the condition is hopeless; we will leave this race for pleasure and reassess our values. Eventually everyone will realize this. Then we will see that we need to take a different route and search for pleasure in a completely different place.
There we will also compete to receive fulfillment, but differently. The one who brings the biggest benefit to others will be considered more successful. Pleasure from bestowal to others is much greater than egoistic fulfillment and does not lead to any stress.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/27/17
Torah, Deuteronomy 31:17 – 31:18: And My fury will rage against them on that day, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will befall them, and they will say on that day, “Is it not because our God is no longer among us, that these evils have befallen us?”
And I will hide My face on that day, because of all the evil they have committed, when they turned to other deities.
However, a person begins to understand that desires opposite to the Creator are revealed within him. It becomes clear to him from where and why everything comes. He feels that the Creator is hiding from him. This is already a premonition of the future revelation.
Question: Is this called good from the Creator’s side?
Answer: Of course. If I realize that the Creator is in concealment now because of my incorrect egoistic desires in which I feel this concealment, then I can ask for them to be corrected. Thus, my suffering will no longer be egoistic because I want to reveal the Creator in order to acquire the desire to bestow.
Then it is possible to demand, plead, and raise MAN—a prayer. And the Creator corrects the person’s desire and is revealed in the corrected desire.
Comment: The Creator says: “And they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will befall them.” Yet, you are saying that it is the highest goodness. There are a lot of contradictions.
Answer: We are talking about those degrees where a person no longer feels any problems. He is ready for anything, only to continue revealing the Creator further. It is just a repose for him.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/25/17
The positive force of unity is capable of solving all problems in nature and #society. Balance in nature and society depends only on us.
Man is always inside the Creator, like a fetus inside a mother. He needs only to feel WHAT the Creator “tells him”—that’s his higher state!
The #spiritual world is governed by one altruistic force—the action is to receive or bestow, but with the intention “for others.”
Our world is governed by one negative #egoistic force—the desire to receive or bestow, but with the intention “for oneself.”
7 years of plenty stuffs the ego (#liberalism), then 7 years of famine (purpose) recognizes its evil, & finally escapes from it (Pharaoh)
Man is governed by the egoistic program of behavior, like any #robot. The only difference is the sensations present in man.
From Twitter, 10/25/17
New Life 905 – A Spiritual Conscience
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
In a system in which everyone feels everyone and strives to bestow everything good to everyone, the Creator is felt. Throughout history we have evolved by defining human ideals according to which we measure ourselves. The new morality is not a social morality but a spiritual morality. It is measured in relation to a perfected state in which everyone lives as a single body.
From KabTV’s “New Life 905 – A Spiritual Conscience,” 9/7/17
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Lesson on the Topic: “One Must Say, The World Was Created for Me”
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 134
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 3
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