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The Unchanging System Of The Upper World

laitman_541Question: What is special about the Ari’s methodology compared to the Kabbalists who came before him?

Answer: Systematization. Nothing new. No subsequent Kabbalist can add anything to the work of the previous Kabbalists other than to further elaborate on the conclusions made in their discoveries and to give a greater systematic description of what may have been described with just a few phrases. That is all.

Question: Can it be said that the language also changed?

Answer: Of course. For example, if we take a physics course written 200 years ago and compare it with a current textbook, naturally there will be a difference between them. But, in principle, the essence of the information contained within them remains the same.

That is why great Kabbalists—pillars appearing once in several generations—significantly added to previous discoveries.

Question: Did the means of attaining those discoveries remain the same?

Answer: Yes, because the structure of the upper world does not change.

There are two forces in existence: the force of bestowal and the force of reception. The interaction between these two forces forms the upper system and controls our world through it. This is pure physics—a simple mechanism of control of our world.

That is why Kabbalists cannot reveal anything new, but can only explain in greater detail what was previously disclosed. After all, that which was attained by Abraham, Moses, and the Kabbalists of the First and Second Temples continues to act and to be discovered today.

There is nothing new in the upper world. It is a stable, constant system. It is just that the Kabbalists, through their attainment, add clarification for the next generation so that it may be easier to understand. In this way, in each generation the language of the explanations changes in order to make it more comprehensible for that generation. That is why Baal HaSulam (in the early 20th century) and Rabash (late 20th century) are our closest Kabbalists.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/23/17

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A Science About Feelings

laitman_219.03Question: What are feelings from the Kabbalistic viewpoint?

Answer: A feeling is a sensation in the desire.

Desire is the matter of all of creation, and the sensation inside the desire is called feeling. Since all of creation is one differentiated, integral desire, then all that exists inside it is feelings.

We are not talking just about the universe here, but about all the worlds, about the entire, vast creation. There are two kinds of feelings found there, hatred and love, and we exist between them.

Therefore, we must see how to differentiate them, on what basis do we make a verdict: the feeling that I treat with hatred or love, whether the feeling itself is called “hatred” or “love,” or do I determine how it will be in relation to a certain sensation? In other words, it is a science about feelings.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17

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Lie And Truth, Part 4

laitman_283.01Question: Are love and truth always inseparable?

Answer: Love exists in the heart and truth in the head. Love must come from the heart; that is, I need to change all its qualities, all my desires, in order to direct them to the benefit of the loved one. This is called “an open heart.”

I measure the truth relative to the level of a person’s development: how much is beneficial for him to hear, how much can he feel and understand, and I treat him accordingly. Perhaps I will have to hide something from him or maybe even to lie if from my loving heart I see that it will be better for him this way.

A person who seeks the truth constantly checks himself for what lie he is in.

Question: Why is a person attracted to the truth? Why does it acquire value for him?

Answer: An informational gene from the upper degree begins manifesting in him. The upper force is called truth. The word “truth” consists of letters “Alef-Mem-Tav,” that is, it covers the entire alphabet from the beginning to the end; it is the general name of the Creator, who is good and does good, absolute love and bestowal outside of Himself. We need to think how to become similar to Him, even just a little. This is what is taught by the wisdom of Kabbalah.

There are people in whom such informational genes are awakening. Apparently, in their basis, they were closer to the Creator and therefore the corresponding records have remained in them. Now these genes begin to manifest in them and pull them to reveal the qualities of the Creator.

This gene is called a point in the heart, a desire to reveal the truth. No matter what it turns out, the main thing is that it is the truth. Even if I do not like it, I nevertheless aspire to it, as it is written: “Buy the truth and do not sell it.”

Question: I know many people who absolutely do not believe in God, but nevertheless are very much drawn to the truth . Why is it so?

Answer: The aspiration to truth is completely unrelated to faith. Everyone who seeks the truth is invited to come and reveal it. The wisdom of Kabbalah has nothing to do with religion, but striving for the truth is a necessary condition.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/16/17

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New Life #386 – Living In A Cooperative

New Life #386 – Living In A Cooperative
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

People feel safer and more supported within loving communities. These days, our egos keep us apart and we end up experiencing the resulting lack of warmth and mutuality. In the future, communities will care for everyone’s needs just as extended families did in the past. We will create heaven on earth by connecting as one man with one heart.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #386 – Living In A Cooperative,” 5/29/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/6/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Holding Onto the State of Entering Ibur (Conception),” “Above All Disturbances,” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic: “Holding Onto the State of Entering Ibur (Conception),” “Above All Disturbances,” Part 2

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