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My Thoughts On Twitter 8/13/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The Jewish nation exists not in order to elicit the whole world’s hatred toward it, but to live by the principle of love for others and to teach it to the whole world. Therein lies our spiritual power, which cannot only neutralize all our enemies, but also turn them into friends.

A nation has the right to protect itself within its boundaries. Freedom of speech can be allowed only within the framework of this right. Statements calling to destroy a nation are statements of enemies.
#Jewish #Israeli
From Twitter, 8/13/18

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The Creator Exists In Everything

laitman_275Question: Does it make a difference to the Creator as to how I bestow to Him, either, let’s say, through bestowing to my child or through an indigenous person living in South America?

Answer: The Creator is the general quality of bestowal and love, which covers all parts of inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human nature. He exists in all these states. The problem with our perception is that we cannot experience Him apart from all of creation.

In other words, this quality exists in all parts of creation, in our relationship to them, and in no way separate from them. You cannot separate the Creator from them and say, “Here is the Creator, and that is His materialization in people.”

Comment: Usually, a person thinking about the Creator imagines some kind of object, either begs or thanks Him without any connection to humanity.

Answer: The problem is that we cannot imagine the Creator apart from humanity, apart from people—only together. Behind each person, we need to see the Creator. Otherwise, we will not experience Him.

When you relate to people correctly, inside them you will find that unifying force called the “Creator.”

Question: If I try to do something kind for someone, does that mean that I want to do something kind for the Creator?

Answer: If you try to do something kind specifically for another, without somehow connecting it to your own self-image, then, in the other, you will discover the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/18/18

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Discontent Is An Obstacle On The Path To Wholeness

laitman_239Everything is measured relative to a person. The way one evaluates one’s state is the state one is in. Wishing for something beyond what you already have is a luxury. After all, it turns out that you are dissatisfied with what you received from the Creator. This is a huge obstacle, standing in everyone’s way to perfection.

We are in a perfect state, at the end of correction, in the center of all the upper worlds, in the world of infinity. All changes happen only inside a person. Therefore, if one determines one’s state as perfect, then one already is on the spiritual ladder, in the spiritual state.

Therefore, everything depends only on us. We should not wait for something to come from above. We can ask only for our correction, but there are no changes to expect from above, from outside of us. I just need to determine in each and every state that I am in wholeness and want nothing for myself, but only to bestow everything I can outward. We need to aspire for such a state because that is the truth.
From the Talk on the Subject “Faith above Reason” 8/3/18

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Kabbalah Does Not Involve Meditation

Laitman_506.5Question: Meditation is also an inner contemplation. How is it different from Kabbalistic contemplation?

Answer: There is no meditation in Kabbalah. Sometimes, meditation is called prayer, that is, a request, an aspiration from the lowest to the highest degree. Such a request compels the higher level to help the lower. This is called prayer. There is no other meditation.

I have heard a lot about meditation. Some people even tried to teach me meditation. But all this ended quickly because I study and teach only classical Kabbalah.

People’s inventions, no matter whether or not they believe it exists, is not proof for me. Therefore, I do not understand how one can meditate. In other words, how does one develop imagination to the point that it starts to affect him? He is included in a certain cycle where he excites himself and allegedly transfers to other imaginary spaces. Kabbalah does not tolerate this because Kabbalah is a science.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/1/18

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Aspiring For Truth

laitman_231.01Question: I know some people who through spiritual practices and rejection of desires live for the sake of the divine and easily enter the spiritual realm. However, none of them are engaged in Kabbalah. Why do you insist that revealing the Creator is only possible with the help of Kabbalah?

Answer: I do not insist on anything and do not argue with anyone. I have my own understanding. If someone wants to master it, they can learn from the materials that we put on the Internet. Also, I do not want to debate what method is better to study or how to go about it.

Why should I dissuade someone about whether or not he is right? To the extent that a person strives for the truth, he finds his own method, aspires further, and advances. What’s most important is not to stop. Therefore, whatever you do, I advise you only one thing: continue to go deeper, expand, and do not be afraid of anything.

The Torah/Kabbalah does not welcome the rejection of egoism because it is our matter. The more we use it, the more we have the opportunity to ascend.

Unlike religions or most spiritual practices, Kabbalah uses egoism joyfully, as a gift from the Creator. After all, it is egoism that separates the human being and the whole creation from the Creator. And if we want to destroy the ego or annul the desire itself, what would remain of us?
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 03/18/2018

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New Life 1031 – The Uniqueness Of The Hebrew Language

New Life 1031 – The Uniqueness Of The Hebrew Language
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The Hebrew language developed for the purpose of recording spiritual states and is a formula that represents our connection to others and through it to the Creator. The number of letters, their form, and the connection between the letters and words were all determined according to spiritual laws. The letters are Kelim (vessels) and are divided into five groups corresponding to the five kinds of Light that fills them. When the Kelim are filled by the Light, the interior of the sacred language is fulfilled and the presence of the Creator is revealed.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1031 – The Uniqueness Of The Hebrew Language,” 7/5/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/13/18

Lesson Preparation

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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 7, Item 7

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar

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