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How Should We Treat History And Traditions?

laitman_202.0Question: How should we view the events that have already happened? How should we assess them?

Answer: Not in any way! Do not look back at the past, do not think about it or dwell on it. There is only today, and it depends on me.

What matters most for a person is to find out how he can attune himself to perceive the world the right way.

Question: Doesn’t the study of history, traditions, and culture help us develop?

Answer: We need to rise above traditions and culture. The only thing we need is to communicate with the people around us properly and teach them just one thing: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Everything else was invented by our egoism in order to assert itself.

Question: We don’t even need to study the history of Kabbalah?

Answer: By studying Kabbalah, a person learns its history as well because he learns about the development of the Kelim (vessels, desire) and the development of the Light that influences the desire. This is what all of history comes down to.

A certain space has been set for us. This space is called the will to receive. It is influenced by the Light—the will to bestow.
As the will to receive goes through the stages of its development, it gradually becomes similar to the Light. To this degree, the Light fills it.

The gradual filling of the will to receive by the Light, this is all of history. There is nothing else.

Remark: Since I study history at a university, my urge is to disagree with you. But on the other hand, we do not see any examples of man learning anything, making the right conclusions, and acting correctly based on his study of history.

My Comment: First of all, history is written by egoists—each from his own point of view that is beneficial to him: either to elevate himself or his nation or to make another point.

If you ask me why I need history, it is only to speak to people because I disseminate Kabbalah. Otherwise, I have absolutely no need for it.

I am speaking as a person who has gone through extensive higher education and studied many things. None of it is necessary. “The less you know, the better you sleep.” That way you do not clutter your head with any philosophies or histories. You need to know just one thing: how to interact with the upper Light, the only force in nature that can help you do anything.

For this, you don’t need to study mechanics, electricity, or computers—nothing at all.

Remark: But if I didn’t know anything, you wouldn’t be able to explain anything to me.

My Comment: That is a different matter. Of course, I am in favor of people studying, but not for the sake of their personal benefit and personal lives.

Question: So, everything depends on the intention with which you study?

Answer: Of course. The intention should be to correct the world by correcting yourself
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 07/16/17

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The Development Of Kabbalah Along The Axis Of Time

laitman_573.01Question: How did the language and methodology of Kabbalah change depending on the stage of development of humanity? Kabbalists wrote in a language that cannot be comprehended.

Answer: Actually, for centuries Kabbalists wrote only for people like themselves. No one was engaged in popularizing Kabbalah.

If we look at the developmental process along the axis of time beginning with Adam until the end of all development, a very interesting structure forms from the year zero to the year 6000.

During this period there was growth of egoism. First, Adam revealed the spiritual methodology, after him, Abraham and Moses did. Then, the First and the Second Temples were built and destroyed.

And now begins the rise toward the Third Temple.

Until we come to the point of ascent (“We” in the drawing), all development was automatic, according to the initial command. There was nothing unpredictable.

Only from the point where “We” are begins the correction. And all the time prior to that was the period of shattering and preparation. That is why, all that occurred prior to our time was known to absolutely all Kabbalists, without any surprises.

And only starting from our time does freewill emerge and the dissemination of Kabbalah begin for all of humanity. People start to become enlivened and to connect themselves and their future with the methodology of correction.

From the current state of the world, it becomes apparent that the world’s correction is possible only by strengthening the connections between people. It turns out that the methodology that gives us the opportunity to create this connection is now being revealed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/23/2017

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 12/7/17

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My reaction to President Trump’s statement on @newsmax: Jerusalem Must Be a Beacon of Peace With or Without the Embassy http://bit.ly/jerusalempeace #jerusalem #embassy

A different kind of explanation to the rise of the Gender Neutrality movement. What are your thoughts? Read the full article: http://bit.ly/gendersoul #gender #neutrality

From Twitter, 12/7/17

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New Life #388 – Taking “Time Out” For Vacation

New Life #388 – Taking “Time Out” For Vacation
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The concept of vacationing and the logistical freedom it requires are relatively new phenomenon in our world. We want to be like children at play all day long, jumping from one surprise to the next, and searching for a sense of connection. But why is life constructed in such a way that we wish to escape it? In the future, we will change life itself so that work becomes play and internal traveling becomes even more exciting!
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From KabTV’s “New Life #388 – Taking “Time Out” For Vacation,” 6/1/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/08/17

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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