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Convention “Absorbed Into The Upper One” – 01.06.18

Convention “Absorbed in the Upper One,” Preparation for Lesson 3

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Convention “Absorbed in the Upper One,” “Holding onto the ‘Entrance to Ibur (Conception),’ Above All Disturbances,” Lesson 3

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Convention “Absorbed in the Upper One,” “Entering the ‘Ibur‘ With the Help of the Creator”

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Kabbalah And Corporeal Psychology

laitman_202.0Question: Does a Kabbalist understand people better than everyone else?

Answer: No. A Kabbalist is not a psychologist. He does not look at people’s personalities, it does not interest him.

Conventional psychology is the psychology of our animal egoism. It is unanimously not considered a science because a person’s inner egoistic world cannot be known. We can deduce some patterns through purely experimental means, but nothing more.

Baal HaSulam appreciated psychology because it allows a person to break away from idealistic, religious psychology, which assures us that after death we can attain the future world.

In principle, this must be understood. When a person’s body dies, his egoism does not disappear, it simply loses a certain thickness of its egoistic desire. The desire remains, but not in an absolutely egoistic, earthly form.

Corporeal psychology gives a person a sound foundation with which one can correctly and maturely view the world. After all, the most important approach in Kabbalah is that a person has no more than what his eyes can see, and this is how he should relate to everything. Therefore, Kabbalah is a precise, mature, and sober science, without any philosophizing and psychologies.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/3/17

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From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/4/18

Instead of trying to tell those who resent Israel that they are wrong, we should first explain to ourselves where these sentiments truly come from. It would be very beneficial for Israel, Jews worldwide, and even human society in general, for Israel to invest in a PR strategy that uncovers the true foundation of the Jewish people. The Jewish people was founded on the principle of unity above differences. In consequence, they are expected to exemplify that unity for humanity to follow. By doing so, they would become a vital conduit that has the power to replace humanity’s division, conflicts and suffering with unity, peace and happiness. As Rav Kook writes, “In Israel lies the secret of the unity of the world.

Read my full article in Breaking Israel News

Asking For The Connection With The Creator

624.02Question: To what extent is a Kabbalist conscious of and in control of his inner reactions?

Answer: It depends on the level the Kabbalist is on. But in any case, he does try to control his reactions.

First of all, the Kabbalist understands very clearly that everything that happens to him comes from the Creator. On one hand, he may completely disagree with it, but on the other, he accepts it as the Creator’s influence on him.

These could be very bad influences: the Creator “dips him in the mud,” into horrible desires, lowly qualities. Through all these states a person is only required to do one thing—to ask for the connection with the Creator.

Do not ask to change these states for the better, for the corrected ones, the holy, no. “Whatever you do to me, keep doing it. All I ask is that I’m connected with You.”

Question: But how can you not ask? It happens automatically.

Answer: Here we are talking about that a person has to make a restriction on his egoistic desire and develop a screen inside him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/3/17

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 202

Laitman_112Question: You said that we ascribe our qualities to the Creator and so describe Him and that we have no other way. Could you please explain what you mean?

How do we ascribe our qualities to the Creator? After all, our qualities are the desire to receive (if I understand correctly), but the Creator only has the desire to bestow. What are “our” qualities that we ascribe to the Creator?

Answer: We do not know what the Creator is, but we imagine Him according to our notions. Therefore, every person depicts the Creator in his imagination according to his fantasies, which cannot be compared to the original.

Kabbalah causes changes in a person; the qualities of bestowal and love for your neighbor through the influence of the special force, Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light), are gradually created in a person from which one builds the image of the Creator.

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