Separation Is The Source Of All Problems

laitman_559If I try to solve my problems alone through my personal introspection and studies, then I only cause myself harm! In fact, all clarifications and breakages are associated with the fact that all desires were merged together, but became separated.

So we need to act only through our connection. There is no other solution other than our unity. Through unity, we can fix any situation.

Instead of personal scrutiny, we need to engage in our unification, and by doing that, we will solve all problems. If I try to correct my personal unpleasant inner sensation, I only worsen the condition. As it is said, one who asks for himself brings harm to all and to himself.

All states are the result of the revelation of information reminiscences (Reshimot) from the breakage, from the separation of our desires from each other. This gap is the cause of all problems. Now that you are shown where the separation is, you feel it as a problem.

So please correct it by starting to act toward unity. This requires praying for everyone else and connection in the ten with the help of the Light that reforms.

The problem needs to be corrected immediately by transferring it to our unification, which is called executing the commandment. I use disturbances for our connection in the group—meaning that through the group, I find the place of separation between us, and I draw strength, which will help me to achieve correction, connection.

The whole process is called the commandment—that is, the correction of one of the broken Reshimot (the informational record of the separation). This commandment must be fulfilled by correction with the help of the Light that reforms, the force that opens within our unity, in our efforts to unite.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/8/18, Lesson on Topic: “Living in the Reality that, ‘There Is None Else Besides Him’”

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Are We Worthy To Be The Crown Of Creation?

Laitman_709When we investigate nature, we are amazed at its wisdom, integrity, regularity, and infinite depth, which in every cell and atom reveals the interrelationship of all its levels—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—which communicate with each other in the universe’s distant corners.

Nature is so great and perfect that we cannot even comprehend it because we are only its small and insignificant work.

But why is it that man should be the crown of creation, the most complex and intelligent? Why, despite our highly developed mind, feelings, and possibilities, are we so bad, imperfect, and frivolous; why do we waste our lives and poison it for others and ourselves? There is some weird contradiction between our high potential and lowly deeds.

Why is man so bad that he enjoys when others feel bad? If we are the most developed beings, shouldn’t we be perfect, the most generous and noble? On the contrary, the more complex the creation, the worse it is.

How can an evil creation come out of a good Creator? It’s a contradiction, especially when we see how much wisdom there is in nature. And man also comes from the same source. Why is his great intelligence and strength accompanied by such evil, egoism, and desire to conquer and trample others? How can it mesh together?
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/11/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 26

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A Win-Win Version Of Life

laitman_283.01Question: What can a person do if after 15 years of studying, he realizes that he was not striving for what Kabbalah teaches?

Answer: What can you do? People get a profession, they study and graduate from universities, and then it turns out that this is not what they wanted.

When a person studies Kabbalah, at least this is recorded in his “account” because he was engaged in the correction of the soul. If he had been studying any other science, theories, or philosophies, he would have received nothing from them. So by studying Kabbalah, he is in a win-win version of his life.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 9/24/17

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New Life #923 – Lack Of Motivation

New Life #923 – Lack Of Motivation
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

A lack of motivation stems from a lack of purpose in life. If a person has an exalted goal, he finds the motivation needed to organize the rest of his life in order to achieve it. Although the younger generation has a desire to attain the essence of life, their parents do not show them a good example of how to get there. They will need to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, the method for self-realization and fulfillment of the soul.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #923 – Lack Of Motivation,” 11/23/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/28/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “In Each and Every Generation One Must See Himself as if He Came Out of Egypt” (Prep for Convention 2018)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 69 

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I Exist Because I Do Not Exist!

Laitman_025.01We exist inside the Creator, who determines our entire sensation of life and existence for us. Even if we praise or curse the Creator, this too is done by Him. Everything is controlled by the Creator, and there is no reality outside of Him. To the extent that I annul myself before the Creator, I build myself and attain my essence.

The Creator made a barrier, a concealment. Therefore, when He is completely hidden from the creation, it seems to me as if I exist. But if I undertake the concealment myself, then in this measure I am able to reveal the upper force and understand that I really do not exist—I am only the shadow of the Creator.

Understanding that there is none else besides the Creator is how a person builds himself. And we see a kind of a paradox that we exist in “None else besides Him.” I exist specifically because I do not exist! My “I,” my egoism, created by the Creator, does not exist. The more I annul my egoism, the more I exist in this self-annulment.

There is no contradiction: by understanding that there is none else besides the Creator, we become great and equal to Him, His partners, in adherence to Him face to face. All of this is due to His creating a concealment and us turning this concealment into Light.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/14/18, Preparation for the World Convention

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The Choice Everything Depends On

Laitman_006If a person has a choice and does not use it, it leads to disaster. After all, the Creator always emanates a positive force that is meant to raise us to the next degree. If we do not want to accept the Creator’s invitation to rise to this stage, then we feel the same states in the reverse form.

If only European Jews had listened to Baal HaSulam’s warnings in the 1920s … He urged Jews to leave Poland and move to the land of Israel immediately because their destruction was about to begin and of the 3 million Jews who lived in Poland, not a single one would be left. But they did not listen to him.

They had a choice, but they did not use it. We all know what happened next, and we still remember it today.

Afterward, Baal HaSulam tried to talk with the leaders of the state of Israel, urging them to introduce the correct education system to create a spiritual state of Israel. This is how it should have been after we got the right to return to this land.

Today, the State of Israel is 70 years old, but it has still not become what it is supposed to be. Inevitably, this will not end well because we ourselves turn others into our enemies by how we relate to the purpose of creation. In fact, this is our only free choice, and everything depends on it.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/15/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam,“Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 17

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What Do Drugs And Social Networks Have In Common?

laitman_959Question: What difference does it make if what disconnects a person and makes him lose consciousness is a drug in the form of substance, pop culture, computer games, or social network?

Answer: The fact is that there are drugs and there are sedatives. They aren’t the same. If a person doesn’t become stupefied and he just needs to calm down in order to somehow conquer his egoism, then this is one thing.

However, if he uses drugs to disconnect from correcting himself and the world through himself, then this is different. One should feel the vague boundary between calming down and disconnection so there isn’t overkill.

Question: But the word “dependence” is present in both cases: one can be dependent on drugs or on social networks. But isn’t dependence on social networks less dangerous?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. A person is disconnecting from the true goal.

Remark: But the lofty ideal for social networks was that they would bind humanity.

My Comment: At first, that’s what we thought. But social networks, like everything else, are in the hands of egoists. And whatever humanity invents works to our detriment.

The initial ideas are always kind. The inventor himself thinks that he is giving a gift to humanity. But we see the outcome. And this is natural because in the end it is our egoism at work.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17

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New Life #922 – Motivation And The Driving Force

New Life #922 – Motivation And The Driving Force
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

While every creature is motivated to exist, people have the additional motivation provided by dreams, fantasies, and goals. Some goals are false because they end up without purpose and fail to deliver true happiness. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us to recognize the eternal goal of our development and how to move toward it.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #922 – Motivation And The Driving Force,” 11/23/17

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