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What Is The Stretching Of Time?

laitman_537Question: In the articles of Rabash it is written that the stretching of time along the spiritual root is related to the Klipot (impure forces). What is the stretching of time?

Answer: Actually, time does not exist. Everything that we are doing in the present moment is preprogrammed and already known.

Moreover, just as there is movement in a straight line from past to future, there is also movement in the reverse direction from future to past.

In principle, we can change the past from the future, just as in our world we are used to changing the future from the past. These are interconnected and interchangeable processes flowing in both directions.

In physics, for example, if we choose to measure either the electron or the wave, then by this choice we predetermine if it is as an electron or a wave.

In other words, I choose a measurement instrument now, and what I am planning to study already knows, from the past, what I am thinking and rearranges itself. And then I measure it either as a wave or as a discrete particle. But in Kabbalah, this happens in action.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/9/17

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New Life #913 – The Desire For Harmony In Life

New Life #913 – The Desire For Harmony In Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary:

Only through love can one reach the ultimate, eternal, and general order called HaVaYaH. People long for order in their lives and try to determine it according to their own egoistic desires. The only way to succeed in creating a harmonious social order is through the law: “Love will cover all crimes.” We exercise this law when we take on the will of others as more important than our own.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #913 – The Desire For Harmony In Life,” 10/24/17

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How Do We Reach Equality?

laitman_527.03Comment: In our world, equality is a something that people have constantly fought for throughout history.

Answer: There is no equality and there never can be. Equality can only be with respect to the Creator because to Him we are all equal, like children are for their parents. The Creator is our common root. And consequently, we are created absolutely equal by Him.

But with respect to each other, we are all different. We cannot even measure the kind of differences between us. There is no common measuring stick to compare us. Only as we approach adhesion with the Creator and unite in Him do we all become equal before Him.

Question: Can it be said that we are equal in our desire for adhesion with Him?

Answer: Even in this we are not quite equal, but we are gradually getting there.

Only by adhering to Him and becoming His “slaves” do we acquire equality because in slavery everyone is same.

When you obey the upper system, participate in it in the right way, then this state, in principle, is called slavery. But this slavery is filled with a tremendous sense of inspiration and joy.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/9/17

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The “People” In A Person

laitman_243.07Torah, Exodus 23:23: For My angel will go before you, and bring you to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them.

All of these tribes symbolize desires that need to change from egoistic to altruistic use.

An angel is a force that leads to these desires. You will feel how certain kinds of egoistic inclinations are being revealed in you. And you can count them since each of them has its own manifestation and character, as if it were a people inside of you.

As a result, it is as if you first become one person, then another, then a third, and so on.

It is written: “I will destroy them.” While being inside egoistic desires, you will want to get rid of them because these qualities are absolutely opposite to the Creator.

The desire to get rid of them is necessary; we cannot do without it. Unless a person decides to get rid of them no matter what and asks for it, the Light will not be able to perform this action.
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From Kab TV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 07/1/13

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What Does Kabbalah Say About Love On Earth?

Laitman_910Question: What does a Kabbalist think about love?

Answer: Kabbalists constantly think about love. The question is what exactly does he think about it? Does he wonder whether it exists or not? Does he ask himself what love itself means, what is its definition, what are the boundaries of its existence, what is the level of its manifestation, and what are the conditions under which it manifests and exists?

Can an eternal type of love be reached?

The kind of love that passes is not love. It cannot be anything other than eternal.

Once I gave a lecture to a large audience in Tel-Aviv and I immediately told them that there is no love. At first there was silence but gradually everyone agreed with me.

There is a constant, native, natural love, which is only for the dear and unforgettable me. Within the material framework, this is the only kind of love that is real. It is born and dies together with me, with my “I.”

This is the egoism that exists within me, that develops all the time, and pushes my nose further into myself to see what else can I wish for, get, and bring closer to my dear self. It always asks: how I can love myself even more? This is our egoistic nature. Therefore, self-love is a natural quality of everything that exists.

All material nature in the universe consists of a huge type of egoism that divides into four levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human. These types differ only by the degree of egoism that manifests as love for oneself.

Love on inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels is instinctive and not recognized by the object itself. It does not check how much it loves itself but just satisfies its love.

On the human level love is programmable. Although it remains a love for oneself and for oneself only; nevertheless, it undergoes various stages of development, such as in what way it can be expressed and which forms it can assume. Since a person depends on society, on the ones similar to him, and on the ones opposite to him, his idea of love or how to fulfill and satiate himself changes under the influence of society.

However, in principle this is the same self-love but in even more refined and constantly renewed forms. This is the love that exists in our world including such manifestations of it as a mother’s love for a child, a person’s love for their homeland, and so on. No matter what form of love we are talking about, all of them eventually reflect egoistic love for oneself.

Remark: You dispel all the romantic ideas people have about love.

My Comment: There is no romance here except for minor misconceptions. This is known to everyone including scientists, philosophers, physiologists, and psychologists. In our time, egoism has grown so much that we are especially, acutely aware that there is no love.

Even scientists say that people only get together for two to three years. The normal manifestation of mutuality cannot last between them for a long time since all of it quickly disappears. Our egoism is constantly renewed and it erases all of the past conditions that supported the manifestation of any kind of mutuality, even though it was egoistic or only for my beloved self. This, however, also changes.

Question: So, what is next? Habit? After all, many people live together for years.

Answer: If someone lives together for many years, they are just “dinosaurs.” In our time, no one voluntarily lives in the same family for a long time either because of children or because of the goods and everything else they acquired together.

The fact is that, previously, life expectancy did not exceed forty years and people died before their so-called love ended.
Besides, a man—while choosing a spouse—considered not love but whether the woman could be a housewife, making sure that she was healthy, capable, could cook, and could maintain a house. Therefore, there is no room to talk about love here either.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/6/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/23/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “The Hardening of the Heart at the Entrance to Ibur (Conception),” (Prep for Convention in Arava) 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee” 

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