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My Thoughts On Twitter 11/5/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Unlike corporeality, in spirituality we have no chance to consider our opinion and feeling. We must rejoice at being able to advance above reason and sensation. If we advance in reason and feeling, agreeing with them—it’s a materialistic approach. Nothing spiritual will sprout from it.
It’s a great obstacle to work without energy, reason, spiritual understanding and sensation. But we must do it despite our inability to carry it out.
And we needn’t carry it out—we must try. When we see that we can’t, we’ll unite our desires and ask for energy, understanding and sensation

In spirituality one must start the work even before having energy for it. We can’t unit—but must make efforts. We are unable to understand something—but must act as if we understand. That’s how we advance.
From Twitter, 11/5/18

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Increase The Intensity Of Advancement

laitman_938.05Question: How can I improve the quality of my annulment before others? What is important to pay attention to? It feels like everything starts from this point.

Answer: I am trying to give the most appropriate material, especially on Twitter, to awaken people somehow. In each lesson we advance at least in the theoretical understanding of our task. No matter how much I want to, I cannot speak more openly, in more advanced way. This is a closed system where my students dictate the boundaries of my conversations.

The events during holidays and conventions are the only ones that give me an opportunity to express more because a vast mass of people, who somehow connect together, join us. We then somewhat succeed.

We are advancing by leaps, jumping from convention to convention, from holiday to holiday, like a grasshopper that jumps from one place to another. It’s good, I would nonetheless like more intensive, consistent, uniform, and continuous advancement.
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From TV Program “The Last Generation” 4/12/18

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Two Opposites Acting Together

laitman_290The spiritual path is based on opposites: ascents and descents, both of which are equally important and lead to the same goal. Opposite times, states, and created beings that have inverse qualities but nevertheless unite—the entire spiritual world is built on two opposites acting as one whole. Inverse qualities neither cancel each other out nor do they alternate. Instead, they act in parallel simultaneously.

One who is able to endure such a split, constructs himself so as to enter the spiritual world. One who cannot endure this will be unable to build a Kli for spiritual attainment.

Regarding the Creator, of course, there is no contradiction and everything connects into one. Contradiction exists only with regard to the created being, consisting of matter and spirit that are opposite to each other. We have yet to understand and feel how much their contradiction is irreversible, irreconcilable, incomparable, and absolutely insoluble.

When contradiction arises in our world, we look for a compromise, an interim solution that reconciles one with the other. In spirituality, however, we do not seek a compromise. On the contrary, the more we advance in spirituality, the stronger we feel the contradiction between matter and the form dressed in matter, between the desire to receive and the desire to bestow, egoism and spirituality, the screen (Masach) and the Light.

It is necessary to study the contradiction and wait for the Light to form the ability to withstand this opposition and include two increasingly polar opposites in ourselves. From this, it becomes clear that spiritual attainment is different from corporeal attainment because it exists in a completely different dimension. It is impossible to understand it without testing it first.

Two opposites acting together are the formula, the foundation of the spiritual Kli, its whole essence. This is an extremely delicate, piquant, and interesting thing—incomprehensible, and at the same time, attractive. It allows you to feel some taste of spirituality even for those who are not in it, like quantum physics that reaches the very boundary between matter and Light.

This is why the spiritual work is in faith above reason, above our animalistic mind; after all, it is built on the unfamiliar to us, opposite qualities. A person consists of two forms: a human and an animal. A human advances in faith above reason, accepting both opposites as equal parts of one whole. The animalistic body, however, is guided by its corporeal mind and feelings. Of course, it goes without saying that a person must saddle his animal by sitting astride it.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/18, Lesson Preparation for the virtual Convention 2018
1 Minute 0:20 – 8:00

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New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times

New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Today, people are re-examining long-held beliefs about phenomena in the world and the way things are. Although having fixed beliefs can help us to feel oriented in the world, we need to adapt ourselves to changes when nature is clearly obligating us to do so. The world is changing around us. Schools are felt to be outdated. We can see how prisons fail to correct people. The nuclear family continues to change its form. Instead of continuing to replace old fixations with new fixations, we need to develop a new type of flexible social framework that allows for individual growth within it as well. We also need a Sanhedrin or a council of sages who understand positive human development and can guide and lead society in this direction.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1058 – New Ways Of Thinking For Changing Times,” 9/17/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/5/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “The Work Within Reason And The Work Above Reason”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16, Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 26

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,  “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”, Item 28

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