How Does A Kabbalist Answer Questions?

laitman_231.03Question: When a Kabbalist explains something, does he relive those states? Or does it sometimes happen just theoretically?

Answer: As a rule, a Kabbalist speaks about what he has already attained. Or, from what he has already attained, he can partially answer the question that touches a higher degree than he is at, but by analogy, he can also somewhat explain it.

Question: Does he relive it all in feelings?

Answer: Of course. When he is asked a question that has to do with the spiritual work, he immediately enters that state. He is raising the MAN of another person and he must answer him.

Suppose you ask me a question, I perceive your desire, MAN, demand, and raise it to the source instead of you in order to fill it and bring it down to you.

Question: What if I ask why a person is born with one head and not three?

Answer: It is because this is the consequence of a spiritual Partzuf.

Question: But for this, it is not necessary to feel it in your senses?

Answer: No. This is a complete structure that lives in me. For this, I do not need to rise and make any inner efforts. So, I just answer.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/12/18

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After the breaking of the common soul into private souls, the glue/Isra-El between them (intention to bestow) turned into its opposite (intention to receive) and separates the parts from each other. Hence, as they develop, they sense Isra-El as interfering with unification, harmful.

One must keep renewing the connection with the Creator. The desire for the Creator I had a moment ago isn’t sufficient. A new empty space is revealed in me, which I must correct for bestowal. It needs to be filled with Him. It’s the place of my adhesion with the Creator …
… the place of my soul.

I don’t feel the Creator in this area, but I myself put Him to rule in this empty place. The Creator gradually reveals one void after another in me. This is, in fact, a spiritual desire, a soul. I now reveal the human rung of desire, the area of my soul, the place of adhesion …
with the Creator.

Two clashing camps in the #USA: Powell—all for the elite, and #Trump—all for the country. The clash is great! It is constructing Trump’s actions. The clash benefits everyone—the people and the country!

Each moment’s given as a chance to advance. If I’m sensitive (in a group), then I always see the opportunity of a new connection with the Creator. Falls and rises alternate with great frequency, as in modern technology, in order to be able to finish the correction …
… before the end of this life, and to not reincarnate.

Having lost the connection and revealed a void for a new one, we don’t despair, but feel the Creator’s invitation to a new connection with Him. And if the fall is deeper—He wants a greater connection. With the group’s support, the darkness of separation will give way …
… to an even a greater light of adhesion!

—What is the solution for #Europe?
—Europe is the most advanced continent.
The solution for the crisis is in the proper, voluntary unification. This can be done if a single #European #government is formed, which can influence all of Europe.

Having invested time and energy with no result, one loses hope to achieve the goal, and grows stronger—until the need for adhesion with the Creator arises—then He fills the desire. It equals the longing for adhesion with the Creator, so that all aspirations are to bring him delight.

Reaching the stage “not for self,” when such a calculation is absent, one is rewarded with the intention to cancel himself and serve the Creator, feeling His greatness, he forgets about his needs, like a candle before a torch, before the Creator in the property “bestowal for bestowal.”

Plugging into the ten, into my duty to become a uniting element, I help the friends to achieve this property. Each ten serves as glue between the tens. So we must become the glue for all mankind. This is the only condition to be called Isra-El, nothing else. This is our mission.

When separated from the Creator (in conflict at work or family, or just irritated), we must see the Creator’s condition to connect to Him, not by cancelling the problem, but by rising above it, in the importance of being in touch with the Creator ….
…. which is greater than the trouble sent by Him. The magnitude of the problem measures the strength of the connection.

To aspire to the Creator consistently, whether there is or isn’t a desire to do so with no difference between the states. And if there is a difference in what state to aspire to the Creator, I must ask the Creator to help, so that there is no difference—and so merit perfection.

When feeling close to bestowal, that it is the Creator who drew him nearer to it, one should praise the Creator for pulling him out of a low state and into a spiritual sensation. It is important not to stop but to keep praising the Creator, to be honored with the higher steps.

The world nations’ desire is egoistic, as the Creator said: “I created an evil inclination.”
But Isra-El stands out in Babylon, “a people of the people,” in order to achieve the quality of bestowal, to become Isra-el, “the Creator’s people”—to unite all nations into one.

At the time of the Temple, #Israel developed as a group, a special people.
Its entire history before the exile circulated around the struggle for unity.
Now this group must unite in order to trigger the movement of nations toward unity. “World nations, unite.”

#Trump raised the French to revolt. He set an example to resist the cost of “ecology.” Scientists created an “ecological” campaign scaring the masses with the end of the world, thereby demanding investments into themselves; #climatechange #ParisAgreement
They’ve been at it for over 30 years, with no result from their work! And now the masses demand to be focused on! #scientists

The Temple fell because Isra-El cannot exist in isolation and must spread among nations. But not to dissolve in them—to determine the nature of future unity. When bestowal sets in the world, Psalm: “My house will be called the house of prayer for all nations” will come to pass.

Lack of joy is a sign of one’s lacking the sensation of the Creator. So I must ask the Creator to feel His greatness and regret that I don’t. Rejoice that you suffer because of the lack of spirituality, and not material things. Rejoice that the Creator gave you this yearning!

The first decree of a new single European government should be a statement of the common mandatory, all-European education of a unified European (united person). Based on this, the conditions for accepting the immigrants and suchlike, will be clarified. And everything will work out

Actualizing bestowal thru the Creator’s greatness is called Li-Shma, just for bestowal, not a reward. Bestowal is done only in the measure of the greatness of its Beneficiary, which gives strength to do the work. Inability to raise the Creator’s importance gives no strength for it.

Israel is not a nation; it belongs to the world; cosmopolitan to all reality since it’s meant to tie it into a single system as before the breaking of the Soul. Hence many Jews are nostalgic for unity and want to achieve it, feeling a “communistic” yearning for perfection of nations.

When the common soul is broken, selfishness is revealed—#Israel in its inverse, negative form, unable to unite souls. Parts of the Soul, the nations of the world, are not selfish. Only Israel can play a positive or negative role. The rest do not have a free will.

The time of leaders is over. The time of gatherings is coming. It requires strong-spirited people who can agree among themselves, unite, rise above their self-interest, build a system of forces among themselves and start governing humanity together.

One’s desire to work for the Creator reveals self-interest and one feels empty. This void needs to be filled with His greatness. Ask for faith in the Creator’s greatness above reason, to walk in low thoughts as the best condition, with joy. Katnut must be the primary and permanent state.
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A Successful Gathering Of Friends

laitman_942Question: Is there a difference between a lesson and a gathering of friends?

Answer: The gathering of friends is the means to reveal the Creator, not the revelation itself. We learn how to approach each other so that in our rapprochement we begin to uncover various spiritual phenomena.

In the lesson, however, we are talking about the revelation of these spiritual phenomena: how they are revealed, what they consist of, what they depend on, and so on.

Question: What can be called a successful gathering of friends?

Answer: A gathering of friends can be called successful when we feel that we have advanced in connecting our desires to the state of merging them into one collective integral desire. An entire network of communication arises between us in which we experience a multitude of various combinations and movements. As a result, they create a feeling of the upper force.

From the behavior of the network of connection between us—how each of us changes relative to others, what changes we undergo in our relationships—we begin to feel the gradual revelation of the Creator.

Question: When we read The Book of Zohar we constantly think about unity. For me, it is more powerful than a gathering of friends, where we sing songs and embrace each other. Can one replace the other?

Answer: Not really. We must correctly prepare for connection. But it comes gradually. At first, we act like children to whom you say what to do and they do it, and only later they begin to understand what inner feeling lies in their actions.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/6/18

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What Algorithm Does The Creator Operate By?

laitman_264.01Question: A computer has a language, a task, an algorithm, and a programmer. What is the language of the Creator, what is His task, and by what algorithm does He act regarding reality?

Answer: The Creator operates according to one algorithm: He shattered the entire creation (desire) into different parts. There are only five levels of desire, each of which consists of five more. And they are all torn apart in levels.

In addition, each part is divided into 620 parts and 600,000 levels. Thus, the desires that are broken in all directions should be gradually combined in this stereo picture so that they complement each other. This is our job.

The combination occurs according to a specific program. We can advance by being driven by it, as they say: “under it.” We can advance along with it. And we can go above it, ahead of this program. Depending on this, we will feel lack and suffering, or relatively comfortable, or happiness.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/12/18

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Meeting With Asia

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It was a pleasure to meet with my students from Asia Africa along with their coordinators from Israel. I was even more pleased to meet with our new Ethiopian team who will soon be sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah in Ethiopia.

Until recently, Asia and Africa were quite dormant, but now there is a mass awakening and an intense desire to learn the wisdom of life. It is a new sign and hope that humanity is approaching the feeling of being as one around the world. Thank you for your precious time, as well as the bouquet of flowers from the team in India!

“Hebrew Language Day: An Opportunity To Learn About The Code Of Love“ (Breaking Israel News)

The largest portal Breaking Israel News published my new article “Hebrew Language Day: An Opportunity To Learn About The Code of Love“:

We are fortunate to be living in a time when we can speak Hebrew freely. I only began to learn Hebrew when I moved to Lithuania in the early 1970s, while in transit on the way to Israel. Until then I only got to know the Hebrew language slightly, through my grandfather who read the Gemara and prayed from a siddur (Jewish prayer book). If you had asked him about the meaning of the Hebrew words, he would have answered you in Yiddish, just like all the elderly people who lived in Vitebsk, my hometown. Our parents were forbidden to speak Hebrew altogether. They spoke mostly Russian, and occasionally Yiddish.

Celebrating the Birth of A Special Language

The Hebrew language is a unique phenomenon. It’s an expression of love-hate relationships.

After the destruction of the Second Temple, which was destroyed as a result of unfounded hatred, Hebrew almost completely disappeared as the Jews’ daily spoken language. From the second century CE until the beginning of the twentieth century, the vast majority of Jews spoke the local languages of the regions in which they lived. Yet, they learned to read and write basic Hebrew so that they could pray and read the holy books, just like my grandfather in Vitebsk.

‘Hebrew Language Day’ Marks The Revival

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, whose birthday falls on Hebrew Language Day, and in whose honor this day is celebrated – was the man who revived the Hebrew language. But when reviewing from a deeper and more comprehensive perspective, the reason we have resumed speaking the Hebrew language every day is that the people of Israel are gradually returning to their spiritual roots: to be one as one man with one heart, setting an example of unity for all peoples, and thus become a “Light unto the nations.”

The revival of the Hebrew language is the first expression of the glue that binds the people of Israel together. And even though we are not fulfilling our purpose yet, we are on our way towards it.

Hebrew Provides the Code for Spiritual Connection

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, Hebrew is not a language like all other languages. The twenty-two letters Hebrew letters are actually twenty-two code symbols. Kabbalists use these code symbols to describe the process of discovering the connection with the spiritual reality.

Kabbalists refer to spirituality itself as “an abstract light” that has no shape or form, and the first sensation that one feels when entering the spiritual reality is referred to as “a black dot in the white light.” That little point is the root of one’s soul.

Through love towards others, the little black dot receives additional desires and develops into a spiritual vessel we call “the soul.” As the soul grows and develops through love of others, it can then be filled with greater spiritual light.

Each letter in Hebrew has a unique shape, made up of horizontal lines and vertical lines. The horizontal lines express the intensity of love and giving of the soul. The vertical lines express the lights that fill the soul. Thus, the twenty-two shapes of the Hebrew letters express twenty-two ways in which the soul is filled with the light of love towards others. And when the letters join to create words and sentences, the Hebrew language emerges.

The Spiritual Mission of Hebrew Speakers

Today, connection with the spiritual reality through love of others has to happen by rising above the human ego that has inflated over millennia. Although Jews have gathered from the four corners of the world and have returned to speak Hebrew again, Kabbalah explains that the true revival of the Hebrew language is the revival of the soul.

The next stage for the Jewish people is not only to speak the Hebrew language, but to speak it from the soul. In other words, to develop the quality of giving and love again, to receive light in the soul, and thereby speak Hebrew from heart to heart.
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