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The Difference Between Fear and Awe

Laitman_112Question: Is it normal for a person to study Kabbalah out of fear?

Answer: A person does everything from fear. People build muscles, earn money, organize mafia, fortify an army, etc., all out of fear.

Comment: For example, religious people fear that, G-d forbid, they might violate a commandment.

My Comment: Of course! All religions hang on the fear of punishment, whether in this world or the next.

Question: And what would the difference be in Kabbalah?

Answer: In the fact that you want to attain all of this. Attainment comes at the expense of getting rid of one’s egoism.

Therefore, you start developing fear not for yourself, but for the ability to bestow to others, to fulfill them, to bring them to a state of actualization. That state is no longer called fear, but awe.

Question: That must be even worse, to fear for others?

Answer: Of course, it is worse. As you start acquiring seven billion of “your children” in the world. Before, you feared for yourself, and now, for an additional seven billion. That is the state of the Creator.

Question: So what are we moving toward?

Answer: To the fact that we will enjoy the perfection of this system.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/21/17

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The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Covers Everything

laitman_628.2Question: Can studying Kabbalah cause the desire to study sciences such as physics, psychology, and philosophy?

Answer: No. Kabbalah covers everything. After all, you enter into a new part of the universe, the management system, and therefore you are not interested in what is happening at the lowest level of our world.

Comment: Once it was believed that a person must study seven sciences before he began to study Kabbalah.

Answer: That was a long time ago; Kabbalists existed even in the time of the forefathers.

Question: Does it mean that today secondary school and higher education is enough?

Answer: Even this is not required. Current egoism is so developed that it does not need to be developed further. You can immediately begin participating in the connection in the circle and reveal the Creator existing between us.

Question: Is it possible that a person will not develop a desire, for example, for art?

Answer: He has no side-wishes! A person demonstrates aspiration only to one point. He will not aspire to anything except the highest level of his existence. Why should he focus on the little things? This is like an adult who goes to a sandbox to play with children!

We are talking about desire, about the fact that a person begins to work with it. This is necessary for him in order to correct the world, not for something else. After all, looking at our world with all its attributes, such as culture, science, philosophy, psychology, and anything else he sees, all of it is already in the state of terrible crisis. We reveal it more and more every day. So why should he enter into this?!

Kabbalah, on the contrary, raises us to the next degree where all of humanity will have to ascend. Just today, people do not yet have the predisposition to it. However, their interest in culture, the arts, and everything else is already disappearing.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/25/17

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Twenty Years Before The War

laitman_250Twenty years before the Second World War began, no one conceived it. However, Baal HaSulam knew about it well in advance. He warned the Jews in Poland of the danger and implored them to leave, but they did not listen. When the war began, no other country wanted them and they perished.

By that time, Baal HaSulam was already living in Palestine. When the troops led by General Rommel approached it, the people began to panic. Yet, Baal HaSulam was absolutely confident that the troops would stop and told this to his students and acquaintances.

And indeed, Rommel stopped right at the Palestinian border even though he had the support of Egypt. The predictions of Kabbalist’s have come true.

Baal HaSulam understood everything that was happening in Europe at the time and was very concerned about it.

This raises the question: can a Kabbalist affect the upper forces? Under certain conditions, yes. Perhaps it is not because he wishes to do it, but because he is guided that way from above. He has no calculations of his own in this regard, not in any way or with any one.

I guess that this might have been his spiritual action: a guide was required in order for it to happen in our world. The same happens every moment with every one of us. We affect one another at every moment and determine one another’s state. It is also possible to determine one another’s state at critical moments.

Question: Don’t you say that a Kabbalist cannot affect the corporeal future?

Answer: This is not the corporeal future, since, in fact, there is no matter at all. This is a state of forces, their correlation with each other.

What does “corporeality” mean? If we research any object, we will find that it consists of a vacuum. What is in it? Atoms? These are particles separated from one another by enormous distances. That is to say, matter is force. There is nothing corporeal.

Therefore, we and everything we feel around us is an accumulation of forces. And it all moves within a single field called the soul. This field is what we need to care for, molding it so it becomes similar to the force that is inside of that field. And that is up to us, the people. This is the correction.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/16/16

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In A Desert Land

laitman_747.01Torah, Deuteronomy 32:10: He found them in a desert land, and in a desolate, howling wasteland. He encompassed them and bestowed understanding upon them; He protected them as the pupil of His eye.

In this way we discover that we were constantly progressing, although we did not feel it.

When a person possessing the property of Malchut wants to find some kind of support in the property of Bina and it is completely opposite to Malchut, then it really is a desert in which only snakes and scorpions creep. A person does not understand, does not know what to do, and is totally confused.

The desert embodies such inner states when everything burns you, when you have nothing. It is from such intricate states that you can turn to the Creator, otherwise, egoism won’t allow you.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/30/17

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Why Don’t People Try To Reveal The Creator?

laitman_622.02Question: Kabbalah says that a person can reveal the Creator in this world. Religions claim that one must believe in the Creator, and then you will find Him in the next world. Nevertheless, no one rushes to reveal the Creator, no one is even interested in that it can be done now, in our world. Why is it this way?

Answer: Our present egoistic qualities push us from the upper world, from the attainment of the Creator. We don’t want it, we want to remain in what is convenient and good for us.

People do not aspire to the science of Kabbalah because they are created in properties opposite to the upper world. That’s that.

Man is not attracted by it, he does not have a direct desire for this, and he does not feel the need inside himself. When I am offered a delicious cake, walk, dance, to watch a good movie or a football match, it is all clear. We have these informational records.

Question: It is not a natural desire to understand the upper force?

Answer: No. Why do I need it? It is better to stay away from it.

Question: On the other hand, isn’t there immense motivation? Any person over twenty years old knows that his life will certainly end. It’s scary. But something covers this fear and doesn’t allow him to reveal the Creator, and eternal life?

Answer: The fact is that despite fears, interests, and everything else, people still do not run to study Kabbalah because egoism stands in their way. It doesn’t fit into our pyramid of desires, which include food, sex, family, wealth, fame, power, and knowledge.

Question: Why didn’t the Creator install such a program in us so that at some stage of our development we would want to attain Him?

Answer: Even when you start moving toward His attainment, you see it as a question about the meaning of life: Why do I live? What do I exist for? What is my life? What do I need the Creator for? Me, I am! This is how it reveals in us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/25/17

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