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Earthly Sciences And Freedom Of Choice

laitman_538Question: Is it possible to prove to a person that he is a slave to his own illusions?

Answer: If a person is in his illusions, he should not be touched. It is not that it is impossible to prove anything to him—it is not allowed! You should not go to a person and say: “You are a slave; you are a prisoner.”

He feels good. You have no right to upset him. However, if he comes to you and says: “I can’t take it anymore. I can’t breathe…,” then it is a different story.

Question: If it were possible to bring a course on the freedom of choice to schools or universities, would it be possible to prove this to students by showing them various scientific studies?

Answer: Only in a very limited way, depending on the level of development of the society, but not more: do not pull a person out of the state he is in.

The science of Kabbalah speaks about a person’s life in this world, how he is controlled by desires that are constantly evolving, etc. From this perspective you can explain everything. It is completely rational, realistic, correct, scientific, and here, there can be absolutely no contradictions or objections from the scientific or ordinary societies.

But as soon as you start talking about having to rise above egoism, problems start to arise. What does it mean: above egoism? As if it is in control of me? I do not see that it is; I do not feel that it is. And if it is in control and, at the same time, it also happens to be our nature apart from which nothing else exists, then how can I detach from it?

Remark: Several years ago, scientists conducted an experiment. They connected electrodes to a participant’s brain and asked questions that the subject had to respond to with a “yes” or “no” by pressing a corresponding button. It was shown that the response was formulated in the brain five to six seconds before it reached the person’s consciousness and he was able to press the button.

Answer: Naturally. An impulse and a command appear in the brain and only after that does the finger press the button through strictly mechanical control. The device used in the study was able to measure when the impulse appeared in the brain.

Question: That means that the desire appears within me five to six seconds prior to my even knowing about it. This proves that the individual has no freedom of choice. Is it worth investing in such research just to prove to people that decisions are made for them?

Answer: No one is making decisions! This occurs naturally in our body. You want to say that higher order signals are transmitted to an individual’s brain, which then develop within him, and then he carries them out? That is true. So what? All this is in nature!

Question: But this type of research could push humanity to the awareness that there is no freedom of choice and to the search for this freedom. Or not? You are a person of science; you don’t think that science will come to reveal the truth about the freedom of choice?

Answer: Science cannot prove this. It already hit a wall and is now in a state of crisis. Scientists themselves acknowledge this.
After all, science can only use what the egoistic individual who created this science possesses. And no more. Science exists only within the framework of human knowledge, within the framework of human nature.

Scientists simply calculate algorithms of their own egoistic tendencies, which they then apply to the world around them. Nothing more.

If we had a different nature, we would have different sciences. And physics and even mathematics would be different. We would see the world differently. In physics, chemistry, and biology there is nothing objective. It is all only relative to the individual.

Why was Einstein’s theory so revolutionary? Because he said that everything depends on the observer. And where is this observer? First, let us bring him to its original state, and then, from this state, we will see what actually exists in this world. After all, the initial state is a rise above egoism to the zero level.

This is the restriction (Tzimtzum) from which, according to Kabbalah, we begin our study of the world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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World History In The Light Of Kabbalah, Part 3

760_4Question: What is history if the past can be changed?

Answer: We do not change anything—not the past, present, or future. We simply view all of the states that we must go through, and change ourselves. This way it seems to us that changes are taking place in the world and everything else. But we are the only ones that change!

I look at the frames that are being played in front of me like on a film, and depending on my internal state, I see them as being completely different.

In other words, I am in a state where I look around and it seems to me that I see the world.

In reality, instead of the world, this is the simple upper Light.

The things I observe on the background of the upper Light are actually being seen inside of me. All of the pictures that I seem to observe on the outside are formed inside of my brain.

Every person has his own picture depending on his state. That is, all of the parameters are set inside of me: Reshimot (spiritual informational data) and all my possible data. According to my development, I depict all of these pictures within me on the background of the upper world.

So what is happening in reality?

On one hand, I have bad desires. On the other hand, there is the Light—good qualities. And between them is the so-called world, where I exist and seem to perceive its images, and where my intentions are found.

Therefore, the world has no form. All of this is depicted inside of us. Moreover, all of this is depicted inside every one of us or only inside of me. I can say, “You don’t exist, you exist only in my internal perception.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/16/17

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The Way From Chaos To Harmony, Part 2

Laitman_117Question: The Torah tells us that at first there was darkness and chaos from which life was later created. How can harmony arise from chaos?

Answer: All this is said only in relation to man. And even if it seems as though we are talking about the periods of evolution that ostensibly took place before the appearance of man, this is wrong. Evolution makes sense only with the inclusion of a person who is beginning to use the whole world, and all changes occur only with respect to him

Only after the creation of consciousness and with respect to it can we talk about the creation of the world, the universe, the planet Earth, all systems, and humanity. Before the appearance of man, there seemed to be nothing. And when we are talking about darkness and chaos, they also exist only in relation to man because his consciousness is distorted, that is, opposed to the ideal system we exist in.

A person does not understand or feel this system, that is, he does not perceive it either in mind or heart. He sees the reality projected by his faulty qualities against the background of an immutable and perfect world.

He does not see the upper, spiritual world or the ideal system, but sees himself with respect to this system; that is, he sees the difference between the one and the other, between the qualities of man and the qualities of nature. Therefore, it seems to him that the world is dark and disorderly.

All of nature exhibits bestowal, love, connection, completing each other, whereas the qualities of man are the exact opposite: receiving, disorder, and the inability to connect with others and complete them. Everyone acts guided by their own benefit to the detriment of others, and therefore sees disorder in the world.

Disorder is a quality arising from the nature of man, from his egoism.

After all, if everyone thinks about himself and is guided by his own benefit, without taking others into account, he stops the entire system, like a faulty gear.

Instead of connecting with the rest and turning together like a working clock, everyone spins in his own direction, as he pleases. As a result, we resist each other, break our gears, and the whole mechanism almost fails to work.

There is another system that punishes and corrects, showing how bad we feel because of this egoistic attitude. Therefore, out of hopelessness, we begin little by little to take each other into account. Although these mutual considerations are also egoistic because the main thing for me is my own good, I do take the others into account only when necessary. It turns out, we somehow manage to exist but our lives are full of suffering and chaos. Chaos and disorder in our lives are the result of everyone being controlled by the power of their own egoism and thinking only about their own good rather than the benefit of the common system. This is the main reason for the disorder that manifests in all areas of our lives.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 10/24/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 11/16/17


Roughly half of millennial Americans are fed up with capitalism, and would prefer to live in a socialist country. Why? Think about exploding student debts, high rents, stagnant wages and job insecurity. #millennial #socialism @newsmax

From Twitter, 11/16/17

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