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The World Is Improving

laitman_202.0Researchers of the project “Our World In Data,” backed by numbers in their hands, ascertain that there have been significant improvements in the world over the last two hundred years. For example, at the beginning of the 19th century over 94% of the world population were destitute, while today this number is 9.6% (OurWorldinData.org).

One in ten people over the age of 15 could read, while today 85% of the people are literate. Two hundred years ago 43% of newborn babies made it to their fifth birthday, today the world child mortality rate is down to 4%.

Indeed, we have learned to take care of our bodies and we achieve great success in doing so. But what is happening to the body is not quite what is happening to the person.

Before people used to fight for daily survival and seldom questioned its meaning. Today when developed countries are practically guaranteeing everyone their basic necessities, the question arises: “What is the meaning of my life?

There is no answer.

With time, some people become really bothered with this question. No matter how much we try to escape it or mask it, the emptiness remains. Behind it there is not just a simple obscurity, but a problem for all of humanity: the absence of the meaning of its very foundation.

That is why, even though life becomes easier, it also becomes harder. Subconsciously we carry this burden of unspoken truth inside us, the blunder in the foundation of our consciousness.

We can certainly brag about our statistical indicators, but in reality we are becoming lonelier, even in our families, we interact with each other less and less. There’s a vacuum around each person. Instead of common happiness and prosperity, we are wandering in the dark among the shadows. As we prosper materially, we become indigent spiritually.

That is why people stopped believing in a better future, despite the increased standard of living. No wonder the percentage of optimists fell below ten percent in some places.

Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that the reason for it is the lack of meaning. But at a certain point this question will become paramount for everyone: “What is this all for? What am I for?” Then people will hear what the science of Kabbalah, which studies the higher level of the system of governance, says. There is no other answer, everything else is just a runaround and postponement.

So the question of the meaningless of life and lack of its goal leads us to the real revelation and ascent. When we penetrate the view of the upper system and start to consciously interact with it, our lives will truly become productive. We will actively participate in our own development, and from an unfortunate, lonely, small people, we will grow into a great, eternal, perfect creatures.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/18

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What Is Born In Dispute?

laitman_600.04Question: Where did all the rules of the workshop come from: to speak in turns, to annul myself, to not criticize? After all, on the contrary, truth is born in a dispute.

Answer: All the workshop rules are based on principles described by the Kabbalists, starting from The Book of Zohar when ten great Kabbalists gathered together, took shelter in a cave, and wrote this book. From there came the understanding of what the “ten” is, how to unite in it, and what we should do with it. Later, my teacher Rabash described relationships in the ten in great detail, stressing that all the basics of interaction between people in the circle have nothing to do with psychological training.

The statement that truth is born in dispute is absolutely wrong. How can truth be born in dispute if everyone is an egoist, everyone thinks incorrectly, and because they argue out of ten egoistic truths another twenty, thirty, or forty of the same will be born. I have not seen that truth is born in dispute. For this, people must be special, understanding in what way in our limited abilities we can use this principle.

This is completely unacceptable in Kabbalah. There can be no disputes because truth must come to us from the next level of awareness, not from our level! We have nothing to look for within ourselves. It seems to me that the history of humanity has already made it clear to us: we cannot dig out anything good from ourselves.

Therefore, there is no need to search for anything, including any “truth.” We must only assemble ourselves in such a way that we will bring upon ourselves the upper illumination, the upper Light. Then we will succeed.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/8/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 3/19/17, Part 1

laitman_281.02Question: What is the force of attraction according to Kabbalah?

Answer: Attraction and repulsion depend on the yearning of one object to approach or distance itself from another based on their qualities.

Question: What is the meaning of “not moving”?

Answer: Not moving means not changing my qualities.

Question: If we sit together, unite, and discuss a spiritual concept, can we discover a spiritual place and move toward it?

Answer: I discover another place, another space, in my consciousness according to the similarity of my desire to the spiritual desire.

Question: In Kabbalah, we discern many worlds. How do they relate to our world?

Answer: They don’t. Our imaginary world exists in our imagination as a very primitive copy of the upper world.

Question: What are the general principles of the management of the Creator? How is He guided in the process of governing this world?

Answer: The Creator is guided by a single principle: bringing us to unending pleasure.

Question: If my spiritual self already exists in eternity, do I simply need to discover this for my current self?

Answer: You need to discover your similarity to the Creator. To the degree that you accomplish this, you and He become a single whole.

Question: How does a person find his teacher?

Answer: An auxiliary force called an “angel” exists that “takes you by the hand” and leads you to your teacher. There isn’t anything else.

Question: When did you acquire a Masach (screen)? Do you now control your desires?

Answer: I cannot answer this question. Don’t be envious. Everyone has his own time, place, efforts, and way, but the method is identical.

Question: What is the image of the Creator if He has no image?

Answer: The person creates an image of the Creator.

Question: Am I always a slave, dependent either on a Masach, a desire, or the Creator?

Answer: When a person begins to work on his desires, he is considered to be free.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/9/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol.2, Article 11

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 1, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 1, Item 5  

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 2, Article 36   

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