“You Grew Fat, Thick And Rotund…”

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 32:15 – 32:17: And Jeshurun became fat and rebelled; you grew fat, thick and rotund; [Israel] forsook the God Who made them, and spurned the [Mighty] Rock of their salvation.

They provoked His zeal with alien worship; they made Him angry with abominations deeds.

They sacrificed to demons, which have no power, deities they did not know, new things that only recently came, which your forefathers did not fear.

Question: Does a person come to a certain turning point? First, he rises to a level when he “…rides upon the high places of the earth, (and) …eats the produce of the field,” then suddenly falls again to “you grew fat, thick and rotund…”

Answer: This is necessary in order to rise to the next degree. You do everything to justify and correct the level you are on. And when it is necessary to rise to the next degree, you are given additional egoism, and everything you achieved earlier disappears to who knows where.

You again feel yourself as an absolute sinner with respect to the Creator and lament that you are constantly being set up this way. A person comes to a state when he can’t justify His actions and frequently rejects everything that he had already achieved and may even leave this path.

Plunging into new, greater, egoism associated with the next degree is a very difficult experience; the entire past is completely erased. Moreover, at the very last degree, you fall lower than ever before. And it is like that each time. That’s why very serious difficulties can arise here.

Question: It is written, “you grew fat, thick and rotund and forsook the God…” What does that mean?

Answer: You start to receive everything only for your own pleasure. After you had achieved so much good, corrected yourself, you again fall into self-gratification. That’s why new egoism has to be added to you, so that you understand the place  you fell to. And then the blows come.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/30/17

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From Antidepressants To Weed

Laitman_182.02In the News (Time): “Antidepressant prescribing has risen nearly 400% since 1988, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 1 in 10 Americans over age 12 now takes an antidepressant, the study finds, and yet two-thirds of those with severe symptoms of depression do not take antidepressants at all.

“The new research, led by CDC epidemiologist Laura Pratt, was based on responses from about 12,000 people who took part in a national annual health survey in 2005-08. The findings were released on Wednesday as a National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief.”

Question: Over the last few decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed by 400%.

It is reported that scientists have found an increased content of antidepressants in the brains of fish in the Niagara River. This means that the water purification systems do not block these substances and they enter the water supply. This once again confirms how interconnected everything is.

What do you have to say about this? How long will this go on? How will we realize once and for all that this is all one system?

Answer: Indeed, we are breathing, eating and absorbing all of this.

Question: And as a result, all the people eating that fish are taking antidepressants?

Answer: That goes not only for fish. The same goes for everything, including the air and water. Everything that we synthesize and invent using artificial means is all around us and inside us.

But that doesn’t worry me. Our problem isn’t about how to live our lives better. If there is a continuation to our lives, then it makes sense to fight for everything. But if there isn’t, then let’s provide ourselves with the best possible existence for a certain number of years, and then peacefully depart from this world.

Question: Where is this all pushing us? Where will it take us?

Answer: Antidepressants won’t help us. Right now, weed or cannabis is taking its turn and is being rapidly developed. It will be permitted in every form and dose, however and wherever people please. You will be able to buy it in any store, as much as you want. And it will come in any form you like: pills, coffee with cannabis, coca-cola with cannabis, and so on. Everyone will consume it. It’s all being prepared as we speak. This is actually why the whole large-scale campaign against smoking was staged.

Question: This is the first step. And what will follow?

Answer: Nature wants to show us that we won’t be able to calm down this way.

It seems to us that this will help us calm down. That’s what everyone thinks. But we won’t calm down because we will proceed to the following blows. And they will, in turn, be much more powerful than the previous—so powerful, in fact, that we won’t even be able to use drugs.

Drugs have always been available to humanity, but we did not use them. We won’t be able to put ourselves to sleep. Nature will begin managing us in such a way that I will have a tranquilizer next to me, but I won’t be able to take it. I won’t be able to, my hands won’t reach that far. I will prefer to suffer, to run around in a frenzy, but not take it.

This will go on until we realize what the reason for our state is. Then we will proceed further, to correction. Meanwhile, drugs such as cannabis will help us reach this realization. But these will be weak drugs, ones that don’t kill us but seemingly help us tune out somewhat and realize that it does not solve the problem.

Question: So a person still won’t tune out?

Answer: No, since it’s nature managing us, it won’t allow us to tune out or be semi-conscious. On the contrary, it will shake up our minds and feelings in order for us to assess the situation better.

That is, these drugs will work against themselves: they won’t put us to sleep, but will relax us in order to relax our egoism, and then we will be able to soberly, objectively, above our egoism, assess where we exist, what for, and how. We will calm egoism down and will be able to reason correctly and sensibly.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/7/17

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There Is No Holiness In Matter

laitman_738Question: Each phenomenon in our world has its own corresponding spiritual root. If we look at such phenomena as air, water, fire, then what is, for example, the spiritual root of fire?

Answer: The upper force is divided into four elements: water, air, fire, and earth. In reality, these are the four stages of direct light.

All the concepts in the spiritual have nothing to do with the same phenomena in our world. All that we read about in Kabbalah does not correspond to our world. We first need to identify clear connections between the upper worlds and ours, then we will see the interaction between root and branch and in what way the branch in our world can influence the root.

Question: On earth there are countless numbers of rocks. There are common stones and precious ones. There is gold and silver. What is the origin of these phenomena?

Answer: All metals that exist in nature in their natural form have their own spiritual roots. It is written about it in The Book of Zohar.

For example, gold is the material representation of the greatest egoism. That is why it is so valuable in our world. Silver is much smaller egoism. That is why silver cleanses.

But it is not useful to manipulate these concepts because just as in metals, so in all objects and phenomena of our world, including the individual and his body, there is nothing sacred.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/9/2017

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 10/29/17

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New Life #911 – Balance Among People And Nature

New Life #911 – Balance Among People And Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

When we acquire the wisdom of how to connect to others in balance, all of nature will be balanced and reach the state of the Garden of Eden (Paradise). In the past, nature pushed people to be wise and sensitive, knowledgeable and cultured. Today, nature demands an overall balance.
From KabTV’s “New Life #911 – Balance Among People And Nature,” 10/10/17

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Lesson on the Topic: “Practical Work in the Ten” (Prep for Vilnius Convention)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 144

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Open The Books Of Wisdom

laitman_527_04Now, distinguished readers, this book lies here before you in a closet. It states explicitly all the wisdom of statesmanship and the behavior of private and public life that will exist at the end of days. It is the book of Kabbalah, where the corrected worlds are set. (Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Building the Future Society”)

Question: Why should Baal HaSulam, the great Kabbalist who wrote Talmud of Eser Sefirot and “Introduction to The Book of Zohar” deal with earthly problems? What’s the point?

Answer: This is not an earthly problem! There is a desire created by nature, the Creator. It must pass through certain stages of development. Now we are at a critical point that turns all our development from egoistic to altruistic. And this is what Baal HaSulam writes as an absolute practitioner.

Kabbalah is a practical science because it is realized in people who live in our time or lived in other generations.

Kabbalah is intended only for people who exist in our world, not for certain souls who after death revolve in some vast spaces on higher spiritual levels. All the higher spiritual levels exist in people. Therefore, Baal HaSulam writes for people. And the Kabbalist does not have a greater aspiration than to come to people and teach them to properly realize themselves in accordance with the laws of nature.

Question: Do you mean the people with a burning desire to discover the meaning of life?

Answer: Naturally. And the rest will simply not hear our plea. Their egoism is still at the animate level; they care only about their corporeal existence. This is neither bad and nor good. So there is no need to address them. They need to be given their minimal requirements, and they will be very happy to receive their universal income, computer, Internet, TV, and couch. They will have a free rations delivered to their home and even what they order themselves: pizza, cola, or a computer, everything. And they do not need anything else. Can you imagine such happiness?

Question: Isn’t that an illusion of happiness?

Answer: But everything they want is on the Internet from the sciences of our world to a striptease, a television series, and football.

So do not go to them. We need to wait until this stage of development is over because a person can be treated only in accordance to what he wants. After all, a person is a desire to enjoy.

But there are people who cannot stop at this. They have a “virus” inside them that does not let them be happy from being filled with material goods.

They need to reveal the ultimate power that governs them, the highest principle, the program of human development, and its purpose: For what do I exist? What is happening in my life? Why is it so? They are interested in connection with the governing force. It is to such people that you can appeal.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/15/17

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Laitman_632.4Question: Is the meaning of the term “unification” that we make sure that this is a utopia and call out to the Creator from powerlessness?

Answer: No. The reason for discovering the Creator is specifically in our unification. And on the way, there are many different states including impotence, misunderstandings, confusion, or the opposite, excitement, elation, etc., that is, a whole spectrum of experiences.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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The Upper Light Will Fill All Desires!

laitman_572.02Question: If a person does not have an acute inner question about the meaning of life, can he reveal the spiritual world?

Answer: He must begin to study and he will have these questions. After all, he does not even imagine what Kabbalah is opening before him.

He will slightly open the door to the upper world and will see what is prepared for him. It is like you enter a shop without any desire and suddenly see that everything in it is sparkling, spinning, and ringing, and this begins to interest you.

It is possible to receive absolutely everything from Kabbalah because it fills a person with the upper Light. This Light is not limited and is absolute!

Under the influence of the upper Light a person is filled with what he himself desires. This filling is universal. Therefore, imagine your greatest desires, whatever they are, and they will be fulfilled.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/25/17

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