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A Question Is A Desire For Fulfillment

Laitman_917.01Question: If your teacher were next to you now, would you ask him questions?

Answer: No, because you have to answer the questions that arise in you yourself.

Question: Why do you ask students to ask you questions?

Answer: To accelerate the exchange of views through which unity arises. The faster you can progress, the better. Speed depends on the rapprochement between you, and the rapprochement depends on the amount of discussions in the tens. That is why I’m trying to excite this all in you.

Question: Are there any questions for which you have no answer?

Answer: There are many questions in Kabbalah that cannot be answered. Students have to feel them from the inside.

A question is the desire to fulfill the heart and mind. Getting fulfilled will be the answer. If neither heart nor mind are ready to receive fulfillment, like a child you are trying to explain something to, but he cannot understand, then you cannot do anything.

Therefore, the message (answer) has to correspond with the vessel, the desire, and the intention that a student has. This is the problem.

Question: Did you ask Rabash many questions?

Answer: Yes. I asked questions for myself and for others.

Question: But today would you not ask anything?

Answer: No. I have nothing to ask. I can already ask him questions. If we were physically next to each other, we would sit and be silent.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17

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No One Is Closer Than A Kabbalist

laitman_560Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: Consequently, the attaining person even becomes more natural, simpler, and most humble. It might even be said that before the endowment, that person and all the people were outside of the simple nature. This is because now he is equal, simple, and understands all people, and is very much involved with them. There is no one closer to the folk than he, and it is only him that they should love, for they have no closer brother than him.

A person who leads the people, a group, humanity, is the most important person on Earth for them because he provides them with contact with the Creator and explains the upper knowledge. He does not disclose anything new but simply lets people reveal their abilities into which he transfers the upper knowledge.

Question: What does it mean that a person who is awarded contact with the Creator becomes equal and simple?

Answer: In order to contact humanity and the Creator according to the laws of commutation, he, on one hand, must be equal to the masses, and on the other hand, tied to the upper sphere.

It is said that contact occurs when “…it is only him that they should love, for they have no closer brother than him.” That is, on the part of the masses, there must be an attitude toward him as a child to his father: sometimes love, sometimes devotion, sometimes obedience, sometimes demanding—the totality of all states.

Remark: The Magid of Vitebsk used to say that he is most thankful to people who spur him.

My Comment: The fact is that a person rises thanks to his haters. And those who admire him, on the contrary, weaken him.

I do not consider it possible for a Kabbalist to reveal himself and elevate himself in the eyes of the masses. Only if it is necessary to get them out of big problems so that they obey him, go or even run after him to move away from their troubles, then he can afford to show them in a limited form that he is the bearer of special forces. There is no other way.

Those who are near a Kabbalist usually feel him a little, see something, start to guess, sense, but these are microdoses.

Question: Baal HaSulam writes that a Kabbalist understands all the people by maintaining quite close relations with them. Is it an internal rapprochement or a relationship at the material level?

Answer: A Kabbalist, communicating with his disciples, relatives, with anyone, behaves in a deliberately simple way. He has no contact with them except for their common interests.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 10/9/17

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Not Punishment, But Correction

laitman_566.02Question: Is there punishment for past lives or for ancestors’ sins?

Answer: There are no punishments. Why do you think that you do anything at all? You are governed by nature. You act as it rules.

There is no punishment, only correction. Kabbalists are for a person’s correction, not prison. According to the Torah, in the past, people who committed a sin were sent to one of six cities in the country and they had to live there without leaving the city walls. There, they were re-educated.

Remark: I do not seem to have done anything wrong, but I suffer more than any villain.

My Comment: This is not punishment, but an urge to search.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17

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New Life #35 – Chocolate-Coated Garbage, Part 2

New Life #35 – Chocolate-Coated Garbage, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Couples could live in palaces but remain unhappy until they learn how to connect with each other above the “garbage” between them. They need to acknowledge the garbage by repeatedly engaging in various exercises together and then setting goals to live together above it. They will get support for this by meeting with a group of couples every week. Their education needs to include how to give each other a good attitude and attention, how to forgive at the right time and in the right way, and how to do everything lovingly and from the heart.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #35 –Chocolate-Coated Garbage, Part 2,” 7/16/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/8/18

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Lesson on the Topic: “Continuing the Congress With an Ascent”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 25

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