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One Who Is Higher Than Others…

laitman_608.01Question: If a Kabbalist has the greatest egoism in the world, does it mean he is the most unfree person of all?

Answer: A person uses his egoism in order to rise above it.

Egoism is a force, and when we rise above it, we continually feel freedom to a greater degree. I cannot feel free if I don’t have the sensation of being unfree.

Therefore, Kabbalah is built upon two parameters: the Creator and creation—an enormous quality of bestowal and love, and enormous egoism.

Question: That is, I am grateful to the Creator for having my great egoism and wanting to separate from it?

Answer: This is a must. One who is higher than others has greater egoism too. Otherwise, how could he ascend?
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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“And Shone Forth From Seir To Them”

laitman_937Torah, Deuteronomy 33:02: He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and shone forth from Seir to them; He appeared from Mount Paran and came with some of the holy myriads; from His right hand was a fiery Law for them.

The correction of the sons of Israel began at Mount Sinai. Before that, they were under the rule of their egoism.

It was at Mount Sinai that they began the correction under the influence of the upper Light, called the Torah. Before exiting Egypt, they were under the rule of the Pharaoh, that is, the Light obviously did not work on them and they were not following the clear instruction for their correction.

The fact is that starting from Mount Sinai and onward, the two-way connection is revealed between them and the Creator. Here what we call raising MAN is already accomplished, by feeding on the so-called manna.

The sons of Israel raised their desires to the Creator, to the next level above them, then they received an influence from there and ascended further, until they reached the entrance to the land of Israel, that is, until they acquired all the tools with which they could openly work with their egoism.

It is written: “And shone forth from Seir to them; He appeared from Mount Paran.” Seir and Paran symbolize a kind of road signs.

The fact is that in ancient times, along each road there were definite markers showing the direction to the traveller. The people of Israel moved from place to place using them like the road pillars. This means that they moved along the spiritual degrees from one state to another.

“Radiance” (Sapphire, from the word “Sefira”) symbolizes the reflected Light. They begin to work with it, that is, with the quality of bestowal, just as it is emanated from the Creator. That is, a person himself becomes a source of Light, although reflected, but he is a source.

Question: What does it mean: “And came with some of the holy myriads”?

Answer: It is very difficult to comment on the translated Torah. To do this, we must take the original in Hebrew and then we will see a completely different picture. Maybe it means tens of thousands of degrees, when they have already reached the level of Rosh de Arich Anpin, the head of the world of Atzilut.

This is the highest degree, and there the Creator already begins to pass the reigns of control to them. It is because the desires that have reached such a level are already ready to perform all the actions of correction on themselves.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/2/17

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How Does The Objective Perception Of The World Happen?

Laitman_931.02Question: According to the method of Kabbalah, I take ten people, organize relationships with them according to certain laws, and through these relationships begin to perceive the world. Isn’t this subjective? Anyway, I will perceive through them, I will see some other world. And my friend will see something different.

Answer: You have no other possibility of attaining the upper world. However, you with your friends will feel the same because each of you will include in yourself all the rest, the entire ten.

Being in the ten, I remain Malchut (M), and my nine friends represent the first nine Sefirot that I annul myself before. I include all of them in myself and it turns out that I see everything in them.

At the same time, I do not take myself into account. I make a restriction (Tzimtzum) on myself.

I act only through the friends and therefore perceive the world objectively, through them. I see the spiritual world, the degrees of attainment. The only thing that is revealed at these degrees of unification is the Creator. There is no one and nothing else.

Question: Does it mean that there are no stars, trees, and cities?

Answer: No. The Kabbalist perceives these in his five animalistic (corporeal) sensory organs.

If you want to correctly perceive world history, you must immerse yourself in your ten and constantly seek greater compression in it, that is, unification. In this measure, you will begin to attain the degrees of connection and your steps of ascent on the ladder of the revelation of the universe, of the Light.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/16/17

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New Life #914 – The Era Of Extremism

New Life #914 – The Era Of Extremism
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Extremism is only found in humans because we are the only part of nature that can exercise free choice. Extremism brings us to the recognition of the evil that exists within our narrow egoistic motivations. In our world, extreme negativity is prominent whereas extreme positivity can only be found in the root of all reality, within the Creator. It is only through the contrast between these two extremes that we can discover the “middle line” which brings balance.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #914 – The Era Of Extremism,” 10/31/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/24/17

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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