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Kabbalah Lessons, Part 3

laitman_938.04Question: If the purpose of studying the wisdom of Kabbalah is the revelation of the Creator, then with the help of which tools are we going to reveal Him? We can see microbes through a microscope and stars through a telescope, but through what can we reveal the upper force?

Answer: The upper force is revealed within my relationship with the friends I study with in the same group. To the extent that I treat others with love, care, and compassion, give them the most important place in my life, and develop within myself the force of bestowal in relation to them, I reveal a network of connections between us.

This network exists from the very beginning. We do not create it, but only build the tools for its revelation.

Our connection already exists and has always existed; we are just revealing it in order to feel the flow of the forces of bestowal and love within it that create the feeling of the Creator in us.

Question: Where is the upper force revealed: in the feeling or in the mind?

Answer: The upper force is first revealed in the feeling and then in the mind.

Studying is conducted on the basis of the Kabbalistic sources and includes two parts.

One part is dedicated to the study of the structure of the universe, the spreading of the worlds, Partzufim, Sefirot, and souls, and how everything was created before a person discovers himself here in this world existing in a biological body and feels the desire to reveal his roots, his source.

When a person makes this discovery, he begins to study it rising from the bottom upward: from himself existing today, through the friends in the ten, to the attainment of the entire ladder of spiritual degrees, that is, of all the forces descended to him, gradually recognizing them more and more.

Both parts of learning: the study of the structure of the universe and its creation from above downward, as well as the ascent back upward from the reality we find ourselves in today have only one purpose: to reveal the upper force of bestowal called the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/20/17

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What Prevents Happiness?

Laitman_036Remark: Scientists came to the conclusion that by 2050, the world will face 10 major problems: human genetic modification, increasing proportion of elderly population, disappearance of cities, evolution of social networks, new geopolitical tensions, security of transportation, diminishing natural resources, colonization of other planets, expansion of human brain capabilities, and growing influence of artificial intelligence. (BBC “10 Grand Challenges We’ll Face by 2050“)

Answer: None of this will happen. All of our current development is leading us to a dead end. It seems like we can deal with so many problems, populate other planets, and develop deserts, anything. We can build, destroy, and delude ourselves no matter what. But our egoism will not allow it.

It will make our life unbearable and will lead to continuous fighting between us: between family members, children, parents, residents living in the same city, in the same neighborhood; it won’t matter where or what. We will not be able to get along with each others. And it will be a terrible life. Egoism will lead us to this state.

No inventions will help us. They will provide nothing. First of all, we will use them to subjugate other people, to profit from, and pressure everybody. We see how technology develops and what it is used for.

So, let’s see what prevents us from being happy!

Happiness is not about settling on other planets—these lifeless celestial bodies, and it’s not about driverless cars, or living till the age of 200. It is quite enough for us to live seventy or eighty years. No need for more! It’s not a question of how long one lives, but how one lives! Anyway, you cannot escape death. To push it away is just a senseless human pursuit.

We need to make it so that we will begin to feel ourselves eternal, existing infinitely while still alive in this world. This is the solution to the problem. And we should not look for solutions to everyday problems according to our egoism. Egoism will spoil everything anyway.

We cannot say that today we are happier than those who lived 50 years ago. They did not have the electronic gadgets that we play with now, but they were not less happy because of it.

I see that according to current statistics, people are less happy, humanity is in deeper depression. Today, everyone starts to think about how and where to consume marijuana or something else to “check out.” Why should a person live for 200 years? So 100 of them will be spent in a drugged delusion?!

We must create a good life for ourselves. This is achieved very simply, through good relations between us. Otherwise, Armageddon awaits.

Do you know what Armageddon is? In Israel, there is a small mountain (Har) called Megido. There were some skirmishes a couple of thousand years ago. From that, this figurative expression “Armageddon,” the end of the world, got started.

In fact, we do not need to wait for the end of the world. It is possible to climb up this hill now and look down from it. It’s not that high; it’s some kind of mound only 700 to 800 meters high. Let’s not bring ourselves to the extreme states. Let’s make our life calm, good, and happy today, not in 50 years.

And most importantly, with the help of the science of Kabbalah, we can begin to feel the next life, the upper world, the transition from one state to another, from one reincarnation to another. This is all in our power.

I wish for you to discover for yourself the eternal state of growing and contented matter.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 10/2/17

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New Life #917 – Realization Of The Uniqueness In A Person

New Life #917 – Realization Of The Uniqueness In A Person
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

A person’s uniqueness is realized when they honor the golden rule: “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). It is in our ability to be together, to be connected, and to serve society that our true uniqueness shines. When a person makes the mistake of working for himself, he does harm to the general system. On the other hand, when a person becomes like the Creator and accesses the power of love and bestowal, he learns to control reality and his uniqueness takes on an eternal form.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #917 – Realization Of The Uniqueness In A Person,” 11/14/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/28/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “A Prayer for Conception (Ibur),” (Prep for Convention in Arava 2017) 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 25 

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