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Workshop In A Circle And Practical Kabbalah – Part 1

laitman_934Question: The method of Kabbalah allows us to change a person’s nature so that he will start caring for others instead of himself. To implement this technique, workshops in the circles, roundtables, are used. What is a roundtable?

Answer: The roundtable is a group action in which men, women, and children participate. Kabbalah is a method of revealing the Creator by the created beings in this world, and this is only possible when there is an equivalence of qualities. It means that we must acquire qualities that are similar to the upper force and then we will be able to reveal it, like any locator should be ready for those phenomena that it is designed to discover.

For example, a smoke detector is built in order to react to smoke rather than a sweet, bitter, or sour taste. So here if I want to reveal the upper force, I must form the sensory organ within myself that is similar to the nature of the Creator that I do not have yet. Then I will be able to find the Creator, like a bloodhound that got the trail. All I need is a sense of smell to discover where He is hiding.

Kabbalists say that the Creator hides between us. If we have kind, good relationships between us and there is mutual aid and love for friends, as if we are one man with one heart, it means that we indeed want to feel ourselves as one whole.

In this aspiration, we begin to feel, like a dog with its nose, the presence of the Creator. We do not look for Him somewhere in other worlds and spaces, but connect with each other more and more in order to find where and how we can reveal the Creator.

It is clear that once we build friendly relations between us we will reveal the upper force inside them. The network of connections between us that are as kind as possible, up to love, is called Shechina (Divinity), because we want to discover the presence of the Creator within it, which is called Shochen.

Therefore, there is no need to move to another space; we just need to correct the network of relations between us to mutual love, bestowal, embracing, and unity to such an extent that we will become so close to each other internally that within this connection the Creator will be revealed. The only thing we need to worry about is our unity, and everything else will be revealed within it.

In order to build such a special connection, we work in a group of ten people who want to reveal the upper force. If they implement the advice of Kabbalists, they gradually reveal this force.

It is desirable that such a ten gather every day to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and also to try to connect all the friends together through talking about unity, reading Kabbalistic articles, and performing all sorts of exercises.

All this is in order to build such relations between the friends within which the network of connections between us will be revealed. This network already exists, but we need to pull it out of concealment, like a net from depths of the sea. As fishermen drag the fish out with the net, so too will we pull the Creator out with this network and reveal Him.

A workshop in a circle is an action that allows us to become similar to the qualities of the upper force. This is the entire practical wisdom of Kabbalah that speaks about the ascent of a person from the bottom upward.

There is a part of Kabbalah that explains the structure of the universe that descends from the world of Infinity downward. Its other part teaches how from this world to rise back to the world of Infinity and reveal the Creator. This work is done through the workshops in the circles.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/20/17

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The Difference Between Kabbalah And Religion

laitman_219.01Question from Facebook: Throughout its history, humanity has created many religions and beliefs. What is the difference between Kabbalah and other religions?

Answer: Humanity has been creating different beliefs until this day. What does a person believe in? In an upper force. The dollar, wealth, power, this is also an upper force. We do not call them religions because we do not want to name them as such. But what do we worship more? Wealth or the real upper force?

Humanity is constantly creating more and more new religions for itself: bitcoins, robots, other grandiose forces that can help a person improve his state in some way.

In principle, what is the Creator needed for? To improve my state in this world with some kind of hope for the future world. What exactly is there, no one knows. We will either take wealth with us like a pharaoh, or, conversely, we will give everything away to go there empty-handed, but with a ready soul; all these philosophies, of course, are not confirmed by anything, but they do exist.

Kabbalah differs from all religions, beliefs, and all sorts of possible quests of humanity by raising a person above our nature, above the nature of this world, above egoism, and one begins to prepare oneself beforehand for the state that we imagine existing after our death.

Let’s imagine a fantasy: our body is dying. In Kabbalah, body means egoism. It continuously wants to somehow fill itself. This is not just a physical body, a biological mass, but my ego—the desire for wealth, fame, knowledge, family, sex, food, rest, entertainment, for everything that exists. Naturally, my ego dies along with my physiological body.

We do not have such ideas as a Pharaoh, that it is necessary to take a lot of food supplies, concubines, soldiers, etc. with us to the future world. That is, egoism dies, and a person leaves in an indefinite direction with empty hands, as they say, naked and pure.

Kabbalah enables a person living in this world to experience a state when he is separated from his egoistic “I,” his body, as if he is dying, to make his ego die.

And then he feels himself free, literally soaring in weightlessness. He reveals the following state, above the egoistic state, called life not in desire, but life in faith; life not in receiving, but “life in bestowal.”

Then a completely different perception of reality arises: reality is not in how much I can swallow up now, devouring and absorbing into myself, but in getting out of myself and, conversely, as broadly as possible, continuing to feel all this, see, and whenever possible bestow. That is, this is a different perception, a different movement, a completely different paradigm.

It gives a person an unlimited perception of reality. Which one? The one that exists. What does it look like? We do not know, but the one not infringed upon by our egoism, not minced in it like in a meat grinder, when we grind inside ourselves all the data we receive without even being aware it.

That is, what I feel right now, I feel that after everything that surrounds me has entered into my ego, it has been minced there and given out to me as a kind of “stuffing”: this world and myself.

It is the derivative of my ego. And I want to get it without transferring it through my ego, to see the world as it is. But this is not given to anyone. For this, I need to nullify my ego. This is what Kabbalah gives me.

As a result, after we become convinced nowadays that egoism is our enemy, a villain who distorts and disfigures the whole picture of the world, and we live inside the ego as if we have swallowed drugs and exist in this ghostly, completely unreal world, which is why it is called a fictitious world; the wisdom of Kabbalah gives us an opportunity to rise above this. That is, it gives the opportunity to kill your own ego, rise above it, and see through your undistorted sensation what exists in reality.

And then we discover that beyond our egoism there is only an upper force, the one single force called the Creator. We begin to attain it and everything becomes clear. It is clear what to live for, why He created everything in this way, and why we should come to the revelation of the Creator through so many problems, through so many millennia of our disgusting egoistic development. We begin to understand all this, to appreciate and not to condemn it, but, on the contrary, to justify it.

All this is attained through the wisdom of Kabbalah. Therefore, it has nothing to do with any religion, including Judaism. Naturally, nowadays even believers and even more so other people understand that today’s ordinary religion is far from true.

It is Kabbalah that is called the Torah of the Truth (Torat Emet), and not the usual approach. It is the true instruction for the birth of a spiritual person, for the revelation of the Creator, for understanding of what is really said in the Torah.

Therefore, people are disappointed in religion. This disappointment appeared a long time ago. There is no other way to reveal the truth. And now this truth is revealed through the wisdom of Kabbalah, through its genuine sources.

Question: Why is the wisdom of Kabbalah revealed only now?

Answer: Humanity has been developing for thousands of years. It was predicted by the wisdom of Kabbalah a long time ago that the end of the 20th century would be the time of transition to a new stage, to a new level of attaining of the Creator.

In principle, everything that we strive for in reality, no matter what it is, money, power, knowledge, all sorts of pleasures, means that we are digging inside ourselves to find something really worthwhile. And what is worthwhile is called the Creator.

Whatever people do, be it religion, all sorts of cults, science, etc., they discover the bankruptcy of their efforts and quests. In the end, this leads them to Kabbalah. Therefore, nowadays people from all levels of humanity, with different knowledge and aspirations begin to somehow change their vector, even though they do not realize this.

Therefore, our organization has set this goal: to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah, that is, the knowledge about the causes of human existence, about the realization of the real goal of humanity in this world. It made its goal to uncover this method, to reveal the Creator to man in our world.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/31/17

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What Will Happen To The World After Correction?

Laitman_065Question: It is said that The Book of Zohar describes all possible states of the individual and humanity. Is it really so?

Answer: Yes. Within The Book of Zohar all the 125 levels of ascent of an individual from our world to the highest point of the spiritual world are described.

Question: Then what will happen in the material world?

Answer: Nothing will happen. The material world will simply evaporate from our experience, from our awareness, because it never really existed except in our imagination.

Depending on which level you rise to, you begin to experience how much this world becomes more and more ephemeral.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 6/4/17

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Enjoying Freedom

laitman_751.1Question: Why is freedom associated with joy, flight, or something always good?

Answer: Because it comes from the Creator. It is freedom from egoism and compulsion. Man is free because he is not opposed to the upper force, but he is equal and similar to it. This gives one a feeling of being fulfilled with upper Light, higher existence, and a higher understanding of the way of life.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 10/31/17

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The Soul (Shechinah) is built by correcting our attitude toward the world—a reflection of my uncorrected state. Correct it inside yourself

We exist in the unchanging World of Infinity. All the changes occur only within us, in the development of our sensations and consciousness.

Physics: Qnty of matter = qnty of antimatter, but then why no annihilation? Kabbalah: They’re separated by TA, Screen, OM, 10 Sefirot of soul

Looking at the differences in ppl, don’t forget that the #world is built only on the basis of opposites & their total, mutual utilization.

“1000 come to Kabbalah, but only 1 reaches the Light.” 999 leave upon discovering that they must rise above the mountain of their #ego.

From Twitter, 10/31/17

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“The Deeds Of The [Mighty] Rock Are Perfect”

laitman_239Torah, Deuteronomy 32:04: The deeds of the [Mighty] Rock are perfect, for all His ways are just; a faithful God, without injustice He is righteous and upright.

This is what Moses passes to the people and what is attained by the people who reveal the Creator.

Today those who come to study Kabbalah attain Him in the same way. The Torah is the same for everyone. In any case, everyone will come to the revelation of the Creator in this life or in future reincarnations and will attain Him exactly like that.

“Mighty Rock” is written about the foundation that is unshakable and unchanging, meaning that movement toward the Creator occurs according to the clear and definite laws from Malchut to Keter.

“The deeds of the [Mighty] Rock are perfect” means that those things that happen to us, no matter what they seem to us at the time of correction, we gradually justify, up to the realization of the Creator’s overall perfection in everything that we have gone through.

Everything that happened to us and will happen during the entire evolution of humanity, we will eventually call “His perfect deeds.”

It is written that “all His ways are just.” This means that each of us and all of us together go through certain paths, wander all the time, make efforts, and eventually reach the state where we see that the Creator at every point of our development had only one goal: to bring us to the state of perfection.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/30/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/1/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “As Light Excels Over Darkness”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 149

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 13

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