Starting A New Page

laitman_600.04Question: Is the quality of mercy, the demonstration of kindness and caring, states associated with the presence or absence of a soul?

Answer: Neither mercy nor cruelty have any association with the soul. It is simply ordinary earthly egoism.

Comment: This is not easily understood by a person…

Answer: If we want to figure something out, we must reject all of our pre-existing conceptions and start with a new page.

This is how it happens in all the sciences, in everything. If I have some kind of a preconceived notion, even more so when it relates to an area in which I have no competency and I could be drawn into a confusion that could last my entire life, then I must first annul myself and only then start to study and understand.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/14/18

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Everything Is Under Control

Laitman_524.01Question: If Kabbalah, its Light, develops strong egoism within a person and between us, is there a chance that this process might get out of control and destroy the people or the group with a wave of built-up egoism, leaving only hatred, malice, and disappointment behind?

Answer: Naturally, strong hatred, malice, and disappointment will begin to increase. But usually, it is manifested to the degree that we can counter it in order to progress us in the middle line.

Therefore, among students in each group, there will be contradictions, misunderstandings, and hatred, like with the students of Rabbi Shimon who wrote The Book of Zohar. Nonetheless, this process will not get out of control because everything is given in its proper measure. Every situation that arises can be solved or it would not have been given. Everything is done according to the concept: “Do not place obstacles before a blind man.”
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/17/17

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New Life 26 – Building A Relationship Above The Character Of The Couple

New Life 26 – Building A Relationship Above The Character Of The Couple
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Heartfelt relationships can transform the world into a glorious place. How can the individual and the society be educated with a positive and loving approach, and what will be the benefit from this? How does a woman emerge from the sensation of loneliness that increases after giving birth to children, and how will warmth and love be awakened between her and her husband?
From KabTV’s “New Life 26 – Building A Relationship Above The Character Of The Couple,” 6/28/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/29/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Strengthening in “There is None Else Besides Him” (Preparation for the Convention “All As One” in New Jersey 2018)

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3,  Histaklut Pnimit, Chapter 12, Item 3

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee”

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/28/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Now do you look inside yourself?
Look at the friends and feel your reaction.
This is called “looking inside yourself”
#poetry #MotivationalQuotes

We don’t change the desire or the action,
But only the intention
For who’s sake.

The upper world is called opposite:
There, we don’t fight each other, but ourselves.
We don’t feel ourselves, but others…

The world isn’t difficult to correct
If you try to always
See the Creator through it.

All tragedies happen when we don’t keep up with correcting the desires being revealed for correction. The broken desires that are revealed are corrected by our work of unity and prayer. If we don’t do this, we evoke suffering in the Creator and in us.
#SpiritualWork #Kabbalah

Spiritual ego is revealed when a person wants to correct his attitude to the Creator, to others. Then, in the aspiration to love others, he reveals the opposite form: he loves only himself.
According to one’s patience in realization of evil, he annuls the ego and turns it into love.

Rising above egoism,
We’ll connect to the common memory
And will start to understand one another

This memory is nature or the Creator
Where movement is infinite;
It’s the Soul!
#Egoist #success #quotesoftheday
From Twitter, 4/28/18

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The Scoundrels Within

laitman_290Question from Facebook: Where did you come up with the notion that a person sees in people only his own flaws? In killers too?

Answer: Yes. In everybody and in everything we see ourselves, our reflection. Why? Because we perceive everything in the mirror of our egoism. This is how our perception is structured: we cannot see what is not in us. The picture of the world is drawn inside.

In fact, in front of me there is white Light—the perfect property of bestowal and love. And on this background, I “draw” my own properties. Therefore, whatever is projected onto the screen of my consciousness, it all comes from within. The external evil I see is my uncorrected nature.

And in the end, having corrected all the flaws in myself, I will reveal that same white Light, the original love. In this way, the Creator leads us to Himself—through a gradual realization of the illusory nature of the external world as it seems to us today. This is Kabbalistic psychology.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/13/18

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New Life 25 – Principles For Building Good Relationships

New Life 25 – Principles For Building Good Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi, Nitzah Mazoz and Orit Dolev

Happiness depends on good relationships with others. But how do we connect correctly with partners, neighbors, and coworkers? We need to learn how to implement the principle of “Love covers all transgressions” by making concessions, smiling, studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, setting a personal example, and choosing a good environment in which to grow. A perfect relationship requires sensitivity, softness, and constant mutual movement, like an enjoyable dance.
From KabTV’s “New Life 25 – Principles For Building Good Relationships,” 6/27/12

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/27/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

He who makes #peace above will make peace among us.

Differences can’t be annulled on the level of our world.
They descend from above.
The branch of the upper root is in our world,
We’re like Don Quixote fighting windmills.
We must change our behavior in the upper root,
The result will descend.

What differentiates love for oneself from egoism?
Love for oneself isn’t egoism. It’s love for your goal, which you can attain in your life now only through connection with others.
How should my love for myself be expressed?
Through love for others as yourself.
#LOVE #Motivation

#Reality_ML
The root of fear encompasses lack of sensation of the Creator, light, which is meant to fill my desire but for whatever reason doesn’t fill it yet. Then my empty desire feels fear. So fear is the sensation of lack of fulfillment that I am meant to have.

Creator is revealed—fear disappears,
I’m absolutely confident, absolutely fulfilled!
But now that fear is sorely missing…

The world is in despair:
It will gain reason and strength
Only by uniting…
#Motivation #quotesoftheday”
From Twitter, 4/27/18

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