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My Thoughts On Twitter 7/18/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The situation in the world has become so menacing that it forced #Trump and #Putin to agree to meet—not to settle personal differences, but to prevent a global collapse.

Trump’s program and objective derive from the strategic economy. The US has only their own market, because the production is exported abroad. Hence, the country can operate only with duties, balancing its markets with foreign manufactures. Trump’s action exactly.

In our brain, there is a small operating memory. All memory is outside of us. In one and a half years, the RAHU received from the ARI not the content for dozens of books on Kabbalah, but a technique to connect to the Soul. Later, he presented these materials in his books.

The teacher taught how to connect to the Soul and receive information from it. This is the Book of Heaven. The teacher who was providing the connection points to link with the Soul, the Book of Heaven; whereas the student, by doing his work, connected to the common memory.

Memory is not a memory zone in our brain. We connect to a common brain that is in a common desire. A person who is connected with it, receives information therefrom. When he disconnects, he forgets. Therefore, in the past they did not write anything down.

We are at the beginning of the era of change—not the external, but the internal one. The crisis is in us, in our lack of understanding of what exactly we need to change. As well predicted by Kabbalah, it’s time for man to adapt to nature, not the other way around.

Kabbalists experience the Creator as:
-the source of all events, which they call revelation “geula
-a weakness, concealment, which they call exile, “galut.”
The Heart is the Temple:
it is occupied either by the Creator, love of others, or by an idol, selfishness.
From Twitter, 7/18/18

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What Is The Difference Between A Kabbalist And A Scientist?

laitman_250Question: What is the difference between a scientist in our world and a Kabbalist?

Answer: A Kabbalist is a researcher as is the scientist of our world; the Kabbalist simply has more universal instruments of knowledge in his hands. He ascends above his animal nature and explores what is called “the spiritual nature.”

The scientists of our world study what is in them from birth, and therefore, they perceive everything within the framework of our world. The difference between a Kabbalist and a scientist of our world is only in the field of their comprehension. Therefore, a Kabbalist is the same kind of scientist, only engage in the next, upper world.

If in our world a scientist has to develop his regular feelings and mind qualitatively and quantitatively, a Kabbalist must develop completely new desires, thoughts, and intellect, which have nothing to do with the physical world. The upper world is perceived and explored in these new desires and thoughts, and this is the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: Various tools such as microscopes and telescopes were created to study this world. What tools does a Kabbalist have?

Answer: It is the Kabbalist himself! The expansion of one’s inner perception is his or her only tool.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/11/18

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Medium: “What Happens When We Die?”

The portal Medium published my new article “What Happens When We Die?

Where do we go immediately after death? What happens to our mind, our spirit and our soul when we die? Do we fly up into an eternal heaven, or fall into an eternal hell? Do we reincarnate in this world as other people, or even animals, plants or rocks? Do we keep living the life we led over and over again? Do we simply disappear into nothingness?

Different teachings offer different answers to these questions. Science details how the body decomposes when we die. In general, the discussion around this topic falls into two main categories:

  1. People who have had near-death experiences and lived to describe what they saw and felt;
  2. Religious beliefs, philosophies and other theories offering concepts about the afterlife, reincarnation and consciousness.

This article is dedicated to investigating the question — “What happens when you die?” — from the perspective of the wisdom of Kabbalah, which offers a fundamentally different approach to the current discussion. We will look into Kabbalah’s take on:

  • What is common to all near-death experiences and what we can learn from them?
  • What is the soul? Do we have a soul, or do we get one when we die, or can we can attain one during our lifetime?
  • What happens to our corporeal existence when we die?

What Can We Learn from Near-Death Experiences?

People who have survived clinical death have reported a range of feelings, such as a sleep-like nothingness, a peaceful floating sensation in the sky or in a tranquil scenery like a garden, a bright light or a tunnel heading toward a bright light, seeing and speaking with loved ones who had passed away, as well as out-of-body experiences where they could see what was happening in the room where they were pronounced clinically dead.

What do all these sensations have in common?

They are all sensations of freedom from the corporeal body. In near-death experiences, the corporeal body is no longer a disturbance. People feel as if they belong to something other than what they identified as their body. The mind continues working and processing corporeal information, albeit differently.

Near-death experiences express a boundary between our corporeal life and its death. It is a boundary where we end our contact with information we received through our body, mind and corporeal senses.

In such states, our desire diminishes, and its disappearance equates to the person’s disappearance. In other words, the feeling of life we experience in our individual desires (food, sex, family) and social desires (money, honor, control, knowledge) fully vanishes and we agree with its withdrawal, ceasing to receive, feel, live and enjoy.

The sensation of freedom from the corporeal body marks a shift to a new state. This new state, however, is still not death, neither is it spirituality nor eternity.

According to Kabbalah, it is purely psychological. Whatever we feel in such states is limited and miniscule compared to the sensations of eternity and wholeness, which Kabbalah states we can attain a lot more vividly while we’re still alive in this world.

How? It is by attaining our soul.

What Is the Soul? Does It Belong to Our Body? Does the Body’s Death Mark the Soul’s Birth, or Can We Attain Our Soul While We’re Alive?

According to Kabbalah, the soul is not something we enter after our body’s death. Instead, it is something we need to attain a clear perception and sensation of while we’re alive. If we don’t attain our soul while we’re alive, then it’s considered that we don’t have one.

The soul is a desire above our egoistic, corporeal desires. That is, above our desires for food, sex, family, money, honor, control and knowledge, there is a small desire that asks about the meaning and purpose behind everything we experience: the meaning of life. This desire is a small point, called “the point in the heart” in Kabbalah, which we have an opportunity to develop. The full development of this point is considered the attainment of the soul.

Attaining the soul is like feeling an additional life to our current one, a life that was hidden from us. When we attain contact with the soul, it becomes the center of our life. We reevaluate our current life and start relating to it on a completely different level. Death of the physical body then becomes like changing one’s shirt. In other words, when our physical body dies, we continue reincarnating in a new body until the full extent of the soul is attained, called in Kabbalah, “125 degrees of spiritual attainment.”

If we don’t attain spirituality, then all that remains is a Reshimo (a “reminiscence” or “record”). It is a spiritual informational gene, similar to DNA. This Reshimo clothes in new bodies until it surfaces in us as the question, “What is the meaning of life?” This question eventually urges us to seek its answer: to find a method and an environment for the soul’s development.

What Happens to Our Corporeal Existence When We Die?

When we die, we lose awareness of everything we sensed in our corporeal lives. However, does it mean that we lose it all? No. It is being passed on in the form of personality attributes. This explains why, in every new generation, children are better adapted to life than adults. For example, children are instinctively proficient with the latest technologies and gadgets, while the older generation finds them more complicated.

In each successive generation, the will to receive undergoes an upgrade. If the will to receive fails to bring a person to spiritual development, then it shifts to a new stage, to another opportunity. All the problems, pains and knowledge gradually accumulate from one generation to the next, toward the need for spiritual development.

That is what the wisdom of Kabbalah was made for. Through the wisdom of Kabbalah, we can gain access to the eternal and whole system of the soul, discover its inner power, and become its active part, revealing spirituality as a clear perception and sensation, and this is the purpose of our development.

Today marks a very significant moment in humanity’s development toward this purpose, one which Kabbalists described as the time when humanity en masse would start awakening with questions about its meaning and purpose, and when Kabbalah would be revealed and open to everyone to allow us to realize this opportunity in our lifetime and gain eternal life.

The Only Path To Spiritual Attainment

232.1Question: Baal HaSulam writes about the need to reveal the Creator in all ways. Is he speaking about the many multitude of ways or many different ways in the only path toward similarity of form with the qualities of the Creator?

Answer: There are principles that are immutable on every level of attainment, and there are those that can change.

Let’s say, in physics, any equation studied in school acquires a completely different look in the university: integrals are added, differentials and so on. Why can’t we be satisfied with what we learned in school? It’s because in the university, a more generalized comprehension of those same laws takes place. The same thing happens in Kabbalah.

Question: Are there many forms of attainment on the spiritual path?

Answer: No. The spiritual path is characterized by an absolutely well-defined path of attainment: the expansion of personal sensitivity to all forms of spiritual qualities.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/11/18

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The Foundation Of The Family

Laitman_049.03Question: In the material world, people of the same mentality, soulmates, are more suitable to become a couple. What does being a soulmate mean? Do opposites attract in spirituality?

Answer: No. There is nothing good in being opposite. There is no need to think too much about this and try to build our life based on some novels.

It is desirable to be similar, especially in spirituality. Physically, of course, we are different. For example, male properties prevail in me and female properties prevail in my wife. There is nothing you can do and, frankly, you should not. However, the general direction in life is very important, otherwise we will not feel what is important to our partner.

If there are children in the family, it somehow fills our life. But, as it turns out, this is not enough any more in the modern world, and we no longer wish to marry and have children. Therefore, a real family is one with a common spiritual purpose.

Question: Does it mean, in your opinion, that people with different properties and mentality cannot live together?

Answer: No, our world will become more and more divided.

Question: What about spirituality?

Answer: If I feel that it is desirable for me to be close to this person in order to achieve a spiritual goal, then I will be with that person even if he or she is not very pleasant to me or I do not like some of his or her properties. We work on a spiritual level.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/25/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 1/28/18

281.01Question: If a woman has her own picture of the world, is the meaning of life also slightly different for her?

Answer: A woman wants to have a family, to organize herself, her children; that is how she feels realized.

Question: In the wisdom of Kabbalah is there a difference between the meaning of life and the purpose of life?

Answer: The meaning of life is in the achievement of adhesion with the Creator and the purpose of life is to bring all of humanity to this.

Question: Why are there contradictions on the level of our world that are unresolved? Are these obstacles that the Creator has set up on every level in the world?

Answer: Certainly. It is impossible to solve problems at their own level, in our world. To solve problems, it is necessary to ascend to the next level where they all come from. Therefore, our world always only discovers its own failure.

Question: Why has the Creator given people the possibility to feel each other and help each other if there is no higher meaning in it?

Answer: There is a higher meaning in it! Through these problems, lack of understanding, collision, and more and more dependence on each other in our global world, we are gradually reaching the need to connect together into a single whole. Then, within this single whole we will discover the singular upper force that created us as a single system, as a single person.

Question: Was there more suffering a few thousand years ago or were people less sensitive?

Answer: It could be that masses of people suffered more, but they felt it less.

Question: Was a primitive person happier throughout history?

Answer: Yes, everything that he had was from nature and it was good for him.

Question: Does the process of attaining the meaning of life depend upon knowing the laws according to which the world was created by the Creator?

Answer: Certainly. In principle, we learn all of these laws through the unity between us. So we don’t need to desire unique knowledge. All that is necessary is seen and learned through experience.

Question: Throughout the life of a person there is suffering. Does this mean that the meaning of life can be summed up as adhesion with the Creator, is this liberation from suffering?

Answer: Even liberation from suffering is included in the meaning of life, even though this is not its meaning. That is because attainment of the Creator is accompanied by tremendous happiness and joy, a feeling of eternity and wholeness. But these are all secondary feelings.
From a Kabbalah lesson in Russian 1/28/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/18/18

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Lesson on the Topic “From the Bottom of the Ladder to the Permanent Dvekut

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 2, Part 6, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Seder Siba ve Mesubav,” Item 6

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”

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