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My Thoughts On Twitter 10/14/18

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Evil is our great helper since only out of evil can we need good and appeal to good.
Hence, there’s no good that doesn’t come from evil, and in that good, the Creator’s greatness is raised. Being the great egoists that we are, we remember the Creator only when we feel bad.

The Creator made us as an imprint of Himself, like a seal and its imprint.
We gradually develop in that imprint until we start to feel opposite to the light, Creator. Then we’ll be ready to “exterminate” the qualities opposite to the Creator, rising above them in equivalence to Him.

The Creator’s main quality is his singularity, universality, “There’s none else besides Him.” Hence He can be revealed from the quality opposite to Him—the lack of a single upper force in everything that happens. It’s precisely from this state that we aspire to His revelation.

A child doesn’t worry about anything because he feels the mother’s absolute care, and therefore feels no need to worry about himself. Thus, by caring for others, we neutralize their egoistic desires and thoughts of self. That’s how the principle of mutual guarantee (Arvut) works.

Thoughts aren’t yours—they’re sent to you. Desires aren’t yours—they’re awoken in you. Decisions aren’t yours—they’re made for you. Actions aren’t yours. Everything passes through me and goes somewhere. I’m inside the Creator’s system. When I nullify like an embryo, I feel Him.

We usually perform actions with the intention of receiving rewards in this world or the next world. In Kabbalah we perform actions with the intention to bestow—in spite of the desire, not for a reward, beyond connection to self, i.e., faith—bestowal above reason—reception

…… one should care only about one’s own country, which is what #Trump is suggesting.

International processes are now unmanageable. Nations are annoyed by the elites’ global aspirations since it diverts them from governing their own countries. Conclusion: focus on yourself instead of “correcting” the world ….

Kabbalah is a wisdom about a new attitude to reality where we accept that reality depends not on our reason/feelings, but on perceiving the quality of bestowal instead of our egoism. It’s seeing reality the way it’s seen by the upper force, which bestows upon us.
From Twitter, 10/14/18

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From Darkness To Ascent

921Comment: Sometimes you say that we do not have to go through states of darkness.

Answer: For me, darkness is a necessary state for the next ascent. We must go through it and absorb it. However, this does not mean that you have to be in darkness all the time, partaking in it, and enjoying beating yourself up.

It is necessary to experience this state correctly because you will be building your ascent on it, each time passing through two lines: left – right, left – right. This is how we make steps, left – right.

Question: When we talk about the state of darkness, do we mean a person’s spiritual world and not his attitude to the external world? Does he remain cheerful in our world and everything is good with him?

Answer: It is unlikely that he will be cheerful and feel good because the spiritual states are brighter, stronger, and more impressive than the corporeal ones. Temporary spiritual descents can last a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, and especially in the beginning, even a few months.

Therefore, it requires special work of the group on the person and the person on himself, the understanding that this is happening on purpose so that he would accumulate negative sensations and then begin filling them with light.

Question: Does the frequency of these states increase as we advance?

Answer: Yes. On one hand, the frequency increases, but on the other hand it becomes different. You begin to discern in this darkness, in the descent, what you are being trained for, like an astronaut is spun around in a special simulator, dipped under the water, dropped with a parachute, etc.

You feel this preparation that the upper light performs on you as anticipation of the future elevation above descents, the future attainment of the Creator and inclusion in connection with Him.

Thanks to the greatness of the goal and the greatness of the group, you can shorten time, but nevertheless, states of descent are unavoidable. Therefore, it is written, “The Torah will come from Zion,” meaning that the Torah, the upper Light, is revealed precisely from all the descents (Yetziot).
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 3/22/18

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Hebrew—The Language For Perceiving The Creator

Laitman_151Hebrew is much more suitable for expressing the science of Kabbalah than any other language. It has a greater supply of suitable words that more accurately express an inner feeling. After all, the Hebrew language grew out of the science of Kabbalah. This science, its approach, the aspiration toward the Creator, created and formed the language.

Therefore, Hebrew contains all the symbols to clarify the Creator. The form of the letters, the way they are written, the grammar, everything is adapted only for the purpose of explaining the essence of the desire in which the Creator can be perceived.

There is no other language that can be compared with Hebrew in the expression of Kabbalah. Other languages do not have such properties.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/3/18, Lesson on the Topic “The Wisdom of Kabbalah in the Modern World – The Real Perception of Reality”

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It All Depends On The Goal

laitman_245.11Question: “There is none else besides Him” is a popular religious mantra. But what is the difference between the efforts of a religious person without a point in his heart and the efforts of a Kabbalist to reveal by every action the upper force, to love it, and be connected to it?

Answer: It all depends on what goal you are pursuing: either your own pleasure or bestowal and love for the Creator through the created beings.

The question is, what is it you want from studying and realizing Kabbalah, because “to receive for yourself” will not work here. If that is your aim, then practice various spiritual techniques, meditations, and learn how to feel better. There is nothing of it in Kabbalah.

While studying Kabbalah, it is necessary to invest a lot of effort, to sweat, even to suffer, until you learn how to properly guide yourself, drawing the surrounding Light.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/13/18

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Is Human Life More Important?

Laitman_709Question: Do we have the right to perceive human life as more important than other forms of life?

Answer: First of all, we need to realize that the general system of nature is built in the form of a pyramid. It is based on an inanimate level: the whole universe, all inanimate matter, the stars and planets that exist in it. This is the bottom of the pyramid.

Then comes the vegetative part on Earth, and then higher than it is the animal part on Earth, and the top of the pyramid is occupied by the speaking level. Humans are not the animal part, not our body, but the speaking, human level in us.

Therefore, of course, human life is more important than all other forms and levels of nature, not because we desire this egoistically, but because we include all other forms of nature. If we treat nature correctly, we will correct ourselves, as well as all of nature in general.

All global natural disasters and problems—tsunamis, droughts, the harm that we inflict on nature, environmental disasters—are ultimately nothing more than a phenomenon projected onto nature by the person. Therefore, definitely, human life and its role in nature is most important.

We will find that by our own egoistic attitude toward ourselves and nature, we cause all disasters and all misfortunes both in human society and at other levels of nature: animate, vegetative, and even inanimate. If we change ourselves, then we will certainly change nature as a whole.

Therefore, we need to understand that the environmental disasters breaking out in the world today and the new ones still ahead of us depend solely on a human’s attitude to the world. They do not come because nature is suddenly out of balance. We cause imbalance in nature with our thoughts.
The Round table of independent opinions. Berlin 9/9/06

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New Life 1053 – Failures In Life, Part 2

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Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Failure forces a person to check whether he is aiming toward the right goal. When we fail to find a partner or get the job we want, we might feel annoyed and embarrassed. Our desire for enjoyment and pleasure are renewed at every moment so we are simultaneously in constant fear of failing to fulfill these desires. When we choose a great purpose in life, everything on the way to achieving the goal seems like a hill that must be climbed. The greater the goal, the more we relate to every step along the way as a milestone that illuminates the path. Also, children need to experience complete security and a feeling of total love in order to develop properly.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1053 – Failures In Life, Part 2,” 8/23/18

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