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“The People Rose Up All That Day”

laitman_746.02Torah, Numbers 11:32 – 11:34: The people rose up all that day and all night and the next day and gathered the quails. [Even] the one who gathered the least collected ten heaps. They spread them around the camp in piles. The meat was still between their teeth; it was not yet finished, and the anger of the Lord flared against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very mighty blow. He named that place Kivroth Hata’avah [Graves of Craving], for there they buried the people who craved.

Everyone died except those who did not touch this ration from the sky. This is not talking about people but desires in every person.

All egoistic desires—those that hunt these gifts—are instantly punished in the desert. Therein lies their correction—they die.

This is about one person who advances in his spiritual development and sees that all of his requests can be satisfied, but it will entail his spiritual death.

Question: What are the “quails”?

Answer: Everything in our world results from the influence on a desire of a certain Light and the desire is formed by its influence. The Light generates desires, which then are revealed as dead, and is named in this world.

Question: In principle, do all the desires that prevent one from advancing get cut off?

Answer: On this degree, yes. But then they arise again and are corrected. Nothing remains in the egoistic state.

Dead means not suitable for use now. The next moment, at the next degree, all of this is revived and corrected. Just as we die in this world, in our understanding, in our view of what happens to us, and are then reborn.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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Who Can Correctly Assess Kabbalah?

laitman_250Question: Only a person who has crossed the Machsom, the figurative border between the material and spiritual worlds, can understand the essence of Kabbalah. Since today only you managed to do this, then only you understand this essence. What can we do?

Answer: First, not only I have succeeded in crossing the Machsom.

Second, how is it possible to correctly assess Kabbalah, the Creator, the system of the universe, and the forces of governance if you are not in this system?

To cross the Machsom means to enter into the spiritual system and to become at least a minimal component of it so that even through the smallest connection with the system one would understand what it is. Otherwise, a person is in some kind of fantasy.

Therefore, naturally, one who did not cross what is called the Machsom—did not create within himself the system of the upper world according to the method of comparing himself with the rest of the friends—does not understand what Kabbalah is talking about.

We feel this even before crossing the Machsom. You cross, you cross; you do not cross, you don’t. And you are either inside or outside, either one or zero. There is nothing else.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson In Russian 9/10/17

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One Must Love One’s Neighbor

627.2Question: The Creator is love. When you first came to your teacher Rabash did you somehow connect Kabbalah with love?

Answer: No. Before I came to Rabash, and even with him at first, Kabbalah, in my view, was identified with a purely dry, rigid science that I needed to master.

Question: What was your reaction when you first heard the fact that one must love one’s neighbor?

Answer: I reacted to it as some kind of addition: “This is probably how it is manifested.” I understood that these words were earthly, very limited, very shallow, and based on non-spiritual, material qualities. I explained spiritual love to myself as an aspiration to something exalted, the opportunity to belong to this ideal.

The principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” should be realized in the ten. We must take it in its real live form and realize it between us. Then we will be able to achieve this. We need to try and do this as quickly as possible, before all sorts of natural suffering make us move to this by a long and painful path.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/8/17

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New Life #919 – The Wisdom Of Truth

New Life #919 – The Wisdom Of Truth
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah is called the wisdom of truth because it brings a person to discovery of the Creator, who is called the truth. It teaches groups of people how to transcend the imaginary reality and enter the true reality of the Creator, how to change from thinking of one’s own pleasure to thinking of love and giving. This truth can only be discovered through the falsehood just as the Light can only be discovered over the darkness. It is a method for the correction of each person who ends up wanting to help everyone to discover the same wonderful truth.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #919 – The Wisdom Of Truth,” 11/16/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/14/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Hanukkah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom”

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