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Envy Is A Useful Quality

laitman_628.2Question: What is envy, and how can you use it for spiritual advancement?

Answer: Envy is a very good quality, as is shame. However, shame seems to slow you down, stop you, make you hide and shrink, but envy, on the contrary, expands you and pushes you forward, and therefore, we must use it.

However, the most important thing is envy between the friends. When I sit in class, I look at each one and envy them endlessly. I do not hate them, but I envy them. We need to control ourselves here because dislike appears along with envy.

I am grateful for the fact that my friend demonstrates to me what he can do, what he knows, the way he feels, and so on. A white envy grows in me toward his aspirations, and it pushes me forward. Therefore, envy is a very good quality.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17

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Spiritual Love

laitman_624.05Question: Is it possible to see examples of real spiritual love in order to understand the practice?

Answer: You will not be able to understand this, as a dog cannot feel the love between two people because their love is on a different level.

Spiritual love is the relationship between the pluses and minuses in two people when they do not destroy the qualities opposite to them, but use each other as a lever.

As Archimedes said: “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.” We too need a negative lever in order to rise to the upper world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/6/17

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The Last Generation: Each Will Fill His Own Niche

laitman_268.01In the society of the last generation there will be no entrepreneurs and none who fall behind because each will fill his own niche in the collective soul and it will be clear to the society that without the participation of each, it is not whole. Each person will be equally valued because this is an integral system. That’s why in the society of the last generation there are no oppressed and no oppressors, no winners and no losers.

Question: Then why did nature divide people into different classes?

Answer: In order for them to work on themselves.

Question: If in the society of the last generation someone comes up with a brilliant idea, will he be able to actualize it?

Answer: If you exist within an integral system, then you, being in your correct placement within the system, will not be able to suddenly come up with some brilliant idea that you are not able to actualize. You will not need to go anywhere or prove anything.

That which arises within you is needed for the equilibrium of the system specifically from the place that you occupy. But, because right now we are not yet in this system, the individual needs to somewhere, somehow force his ideas forward.

Question: But doesn’t this also arise precisely because the system is affecting me? Isn’t it just that right now I don’t feel its effect, but in the society of the future I will and will be grateful to this system for whatever is happening? Will there be gratitude?

Answer: Absolutely. To the point of complete happiness.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 8/7/17

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New Life #384 – Overcoming Difficulties In Our Lives

New Life #384 – Overcoming Difficulties In Our Lives
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


Overcoming difficulties in our lives requires that we are part of an environment that encourages us to work together. We need to be educated to raise the importance of others in our own eyes so that we will see things from their point of view. All difficulties come from the Creator to advance us toward this goal. Children would also benefit from schools that demonstrated this same type of environment.
From KabTV’s “New Life #384 – Overcoming Difficulties In Our Lives,” 5/27/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/20/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 2, Article 30

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 10, Item 36

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “Taking After the Collective” 

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