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Don’t Talk About Your Feelings

Laitman_165Question: Why can’t I talk about my feelings in a workshop? Does it mean that I have to hide them?

Answer: You do not have to hide them, but your egoistic feelings are of no interest to anyone; you cannot fix us and you cannot raise us with them.

If you speak with chopped phrases from a book, you can hardly inspire friends because everyone understands that you are reciting what you have read. And you should not speak too much from your heart too, because if we egoists feel what you feel in your heart, then we can hurt you.

Usually, Kabbalists speak about our common exaltation, about the greatness of the Creator, in their own words. But in principle, it is best to talk about the group: how special the system is through which we can achieve adhesion with the Creator and bring the whole world to a new state that it needs.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/22/17

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Workshop: Analysis Of Personal Reactions
Workshop In A Circle And Practical Kabbalah – Part 2
A Discussion In A Circle

Lie And Truth, Part 5

laitman_547_01Question: Our entire world is based on lies that initially come from human nature. We trudge through it as if through a dark jungle full of deception, not knowing if we will get out. Are we always going to live in a world of deception or will the world change in the future?

Answer: Development brings us to a point where we can no longer live in lies. We can only lie to a certain limit, and then we begin to hurt each other so much that we can’t put up with it. We simply cannot continue to exist because there isn’t a drop of truth remaining in our relations.

We can then no longer communicate with each other nor conduct any kind of business. In a world built on complete deception, there are no connections left between people and so it falls apart. This is exactly what is happening to it today.

Question: How will the world be able to go forward?

Answer: The world will reach the recognition of evil, that is, it will understand that we live in lies and must reach the truth. The truth is correct, kind connections between us: authentic, not false ones.

We will stop deceiving each other; we will learn to say the truth, and will educate our children in the spirit of truth. We will want to be sincere with each other, and in these qualities we will discover the upper force that is the absolute truth.

It is with this goal in mind that we are placed into deception, initially finding ourselves in the shattering, in the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, under control of the serpent, and in complete lies. There is not a drop of real pleasure in our life—it is all only to escape from suffering. Even rest is just recovery from prior fatigue.

This is how it is with everything. We experience false pleasure because we just want to get rid of the suffering we previously experienced. Therefore, there is no good without evil first. In the world of tomorrow where there will be no lies, one good is replaced with another greater good, and everything becomes better and better.

It already seems to you that the previous good was not so good; after all, there is a better one. Today we choose the lesser of two evils, and in the corrected world we will be replacing a smaller good with a greater one.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/16/17

Related Material:
Lie And Truth, Part 4
Lie And Truth, Part 3
Lie And Truth, Part 2

Answers To Your Questions, Part 194

Laitman_632.4Question: Schizophrenia is not an illness in the usual sense; rather, it is a conceptual model that is incompatible with our world. It involves feeling the vibrations of different forces that are not synchronized in any way with the perception of society.

There is an idea that such people can exist and interact normally if they integrate their consciousness into social processes. The question is, what will the main support for this be? What do schizophrenics and those who communicate with them need to take into account in order to come into synchrony and a correct interrelationship? How should we design a society to communicate with someone with schizophrenia through the right connection?

Answer: Everything is solved only by building a society according to the model that Moses built, a society that is composed of groups of ten people, hundreds, thousands, etc.

Related Material:
Answers To Your Questions, Part 193
Answers To Your Questions, Part 192
Answers To Your Questions, Part 191

Adam And His Book The Angel Raziel

Laitman_137Question: Scientists believe that in the time of Adam, writing had not yet been invented. Is there proof that the book The Angel Raziel was written by him?

Answer: The book The Angel Raziel was written by Adam in the form of tablets and was passed down from generation to generation. Over the years it has been discovered that Egyptian hieroglyphics were created from the ancient Hebrew alphabet that existed even in the days of Adam.

You can buy the book today, and on its first page it is indicated that according to tradition it was written by Adam HaRishon (the first man), meaning the first person who attained the Creator, not the first man on the face of the Earth.

Remark: As far as I know, only Kabbalists say this since religious people believe that the world began from Adam and atheists don’t believe in anything.

My Comment: Belief in the Creator appeared around 2,000 years ago and atheists appeared only recently. It is necessary to understand where everything comes from and to look at history as it has existed and operated throughout the generations.

If we open books that were written in the 11th century by Kabbalists in Europe, like Maimonides (Rambam) or Rashi, there is confirmed documentation stating that these books were theirs.

The Talmud, which was written in the fourth century, tells about its authors and was written in an understandable language, which we read and speak today. The Torah appeared 1,500 years before the Talmud. Earlier, 3,700 years ago, the Sefer Yetzira (Book of Creation) was written by Abraham in ancient Babylon, and in the year 1600 BCE the “Great Commentary” was written. This information is widely documented and certified and was passed down from generation to generation.

Remark: But there are two types of people that exist in the world, those who don’t believe in anything, and those who believe that Adam HaRishon is the same Adam HaRishon created by the Creator. But they claim that “Adam” was the first person to attain spirituality, is claimed only by the Kabbalists.

My Comment: Kabbalah counts the time of the creation of Adam differently than what is customarily accepted. The creation of Adam is the appearance of the feeling of the Creator within us, and only when we attain the next higher level of our existence can we be called Adam. Before that, we exist on the animate level.

Human beings were in the world tens of thousands of years before the birth of Adam, who also had parents and relatives, but he was the first to attain the hidden forces of nature, and since he discovered his roots, he was called “Adam,” resembling (Domeh) the Creator, because attainment of the Creator made it possible to resemble Him to a certain extent.

Question: I read Adam’s book and did not understand anything. What does the book The Angel Raziel by Adam describe?

Answer: It is necessary to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah to understand what is written in the book. This is not a simple book; its language is complicated to understand, even though we speak this language today. It does not change because it only has spiritual roots in its foundation. Also, since the spiritual forces that manage our world have not changed for thousands of years, the language and laws of its grammar remain the same.

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Where Does The History of Kabbalah Begin?
A Book From The Depths Of Time
What Came First, The Torah Or The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

New Life 939 – Human Rights In Judaism

New Life 939 – Human Rights In Judaism
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

To understand what human rights are and how they can be observed, we need to know what nature demands from the human race. Jews have the duty to bring equal rights to the world through the observance of the principle “love your neighbor as yourself” and not through the use of force or law. They have a special spiritual root and originally gathered around Abraham and his message of love. They have since descended into hatred and stand accused by the nations of the world for every bad thing that happens. Our future depends on spreading the wisdom of Kabbalah through which we can realize human rights locally and globally.
From the KabTV’s “New Life 939 – Human Rights In Judaism,” 12/31/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/25/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “Continuing the Convention with an Ascent,” Part 1  

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Lesson on Topic: “Continuing the Convention with an Ascent,” Part 2

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