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All problems in life are given to me like school assignments—by solving them with the intention to attain the Creator with my qualities, I grow closer and closer to Him. If man knew this and perceived his life in this way, he would see it as a unique opportunity ….
…. to come out of the cage of this world into an infinite world!

The correction of the soul, Adam, is a reciprocal inclusion, the inclusion of everyone’s work in all, for everyone’s sake, and only in doing so—for himself. And this is the proper spiritual correction. In this measure, a spiritual sensation is born—a feeling of unity,
… of the upper world and the force filling it—the Creator.

Collection of laws (Choshen Mishpat). Guarantor’s Laws: One can carry out the Torah and Commandments only in the guarantee, when each is charged for the other. After all, the basis of implementing the Torah is a desire acquired in unity, by those who want to take upon themselves …
… the fulfillment of the Torah and Commandments.

In the guarantee all are considered one. And this is the essence of doing the Torah. After all, the main thing in unity is fulfilling each other’s desires, and all are included in one desire, thanks to which they’re included in the desire of the Upper—the ultimate goal of the unity.
(Choshen Mishpat)

In each person, there are 613 egoistic desires, arising from the breaking of the soul—the network of our connections. They need to be corrected in the connection of all with all. Only by restoring the connections between all the separated parts of the soul will we unite ….
… into one soul and reveal the Creator within us.

Those who strive to reach the Creator (Isra-El) are honored to receive the Torah, the light of correction, if they agree to carry out a mutual guarantee (arvut). After all, the Torah (the reforming light) is given to correct egoism —(“I created the ego and gave the Torah to correct it)—to achieve “Love of others.”

The condition to receive the Torah is a togetherness of people striving to attain the meaning of life, ready to overcome the mountain of hatred, Sinai. Discovering egoism, weakness, they need the Torah—the force that unites them, corrects egoism for connection and love …
i.e., fulfills the commandments and their purpose “Love others.”

Since the 20th century, world crises and economic recessions have been accompanied by a drop in mortality. And vice versa, during periods of economic growth, disease and mortality increased.
Kabbalah: Nature shows that production higher than necessary for simple existence ….
… leads to misfortune and death.

The revelation of the Creator to you is in the hands of your friend, and this is his job. Even before you experienced a desire for the Creator, before you connected with the friend and absorbed the greatness of the Creator from him, the Creator gave you a desire for Himself.
It is He who manifested a desire for you, and not you for Him. Through the friend …

Mutual guarantee is a binding law, intentionally disclosed gradually, as a lack of connection between us, and only for those who aspire to a spiritual ascension, to a connection and unity between them. Therefore, only after they accept the law of mutual guarantee ….
… is the #Torah granted to them.

Mutual guarantee is the law of connection between all the parts of the common soul, broken up in order to discern the division, the cause of all evil, separation from the Creator, to realize the need for unity. Not just a link, like a knot or a spike ….
…. but everyone’s inclusion into all—to infinity.

In the #EU labor won’t fix #poverty. 22% of the EU population are at risk of poverty. Searching for problems will be fruitless. There’s only one problem: no unity between people, and hence no similarity to the integral nature.
When the social system is deformed, peace and prosperity cannot be expressed in it. But it exists!

By applying correct efforts we unite in the form called “the Creator,” attaining Him within ourselves. Only in our connection should we seek the Creator: “The Creator dwells among His people.” The ten’s center is the point of our balance, equality, mutual support, love …
—the formula of oneness.

We must help the world improve by our participation.
Perceive the world’s influence as help, not disturbances. Help against you, disturbances, is constant addition of desire to you—as you overcome it, you rise to the Creator.
Without it, you would be deprived of the opportunity to ascend.

The complete connection of souls into one means that each one connects the others, but no one can join himself to all. Therefore, the one who asks for himself is harming himself, for his request contradicts the law of the collective nature of the unified Soul.
The request should be only about the whole society (tfilat tzibur).

The #Torah is given only according to the need to reach the connection as the mutual guarantee. Otherwise, the Torah isn’t needed since its goal is to achieve love of others as yourself. And this is achieved by the guarantee.
Thus, the fulfillment of the #Torah and all the commandments is in the fulfillment of the law of mutual guarantee!

Baal HaSulam. “Fruits of Wisdom.” Torah. It is not the time for the livestock to be gathered:
“Do not depart from the public and ask for your personal need, even to please the Creator, but pray only for society.
For he who goes out of the society to ask for himself does not create, but (kol amitgae) inflicts ruin on his soul.”

Buy yourself a friend—I buy the friend’s thoughts and desires, not himself, not his good attitude. This acquisition of an unfulfilled desire, which I hadn’t had before, couldn’t have had, which would’ve never occurred naturally!

Spoken language is losing its power and significance. People need a more specific, internal language to communicate with each other—not by sound or light waves, but direct communication by thoughts and feelings, bypassing the 5 bodily senses of perception ….
…. and translating them to sensations. A connection of minds and hearts.

#BBC: English artists called for cancellation of #Eurovision in Israel as a sign of solidarity with the protests against its politics. Kabbalah: If Israel doesn’t start uniting the population in the movement “Love your neighbor as yourself,” it will have no right to exist.

Egyptian exile is all our efforts to unite and discernment that we are unable to do it. Before we start uniting, we do not feel hunger —that we are in exile from unity; we are satisfied with our egoistic existence.

USA Association of Psychologists: Masculinity, domination, aggression harm society, lead to loss of contact with the environment. Kabbalah: in nature there is no harmful and useful. Everything is determined by the balance of forces.
Hence it is necessary to cultivate a striving for unity in society.

The soul is a spiritual connection system, built on the mutual rapprochement over the egoism that shoots us apart. The connection is called the construction of the soul or Adam. As we assemble, we begin to feel in the ties a special bonding strength called the Creator.

Growth of incomes over the necessary for existence practically doesn’t improve the assessment of one’s own well-being. But freedom, social support, justice improve the sense of personal well-being, especially in the needy, densely populated regions of the world. Kabbalah confirms.

It is impossible to fulfill any commandment without unity; all corrections are in connecting with others. Therefore, you should take care of others, fulfilling the commandments, that is, restoring connections between everyone, using the reforming light called “the Torah.”

#UN: There are more than 50 conflict zones in the world; 1.5 billion live under the threat of violence. UN sends peacekeepers, but it doesn’t help. The UN should be engaged in educating the population for unity; not hide behind blue helmets and act formally, but with bread and unity.

Dear Friends!
I hereby invite you to the great, World Kabbalah Convention.
This is a special Convention that is open to all. Every person will find his place there and will be able to find out how to really make our life much easier, safer, gentler and warmer.
From Twitter, 1/31/19

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Can Death Be Delayed?

laitman_559Question: Why does a natural event like death instinctively create fear? What is its spiritual root?

Answer: It is loss, disappearance, annihilation, nothing remains. A person as an egoist, is very sorry to lose it even though life is mostly full of suffering.

Also, if we would count the amount of pleasure obtained during our lifetime relative to the suffering, then, of course, it’s not worth living. Nevertheless, our animal body is really challenged by this.

Question: How can we correctly use the fear of death?

Answer: For the time being, we need to be afraid of death, so that, as stated in Kabbalah, it will push us to the possibility of choosing real life. Therefore, to attain eternal, perfect life, we need the fear of death.

Question: Is it possible to ask the Creator to delay death in order to be able to attain more of spirituality?

Answer: This is an incorrect question. Try to attain spirituality instead of putting off death.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 10/7/18

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Without Depending On Inspiration

laitman_571.06Remark: Recently during a workshop we talked about the love of friends and I heard how everyone spoke not from logic, but from a deep feeling and understanding that it is important, that this is their future, and that they are ready to follow this path selflessly…

My Comment: I am not particularly encouraged by such phrases. Suppose friends are talking about ascent, desire, aspiration, love,  and friendship now, we know how quickly it passes and what remains.

I love to build my inspiration, based on the beginning and end of creation: Where we are? How do we achieve it?—not from what a man says today and tomorrow maybe not.

Therefore, I prefer to always have such a state from which I can develop love, desire, approval, and greatness. But this should be based on the structure of the universe, on the reason for its creation, on its purpose. Then it is really something eternal, global, and perfect.

Of course, everything depends on a person’s character and qualities, but I personally prefer to always have a drawing at hand that shows the beginning and end of creation, the whole path, and how it can be overcome with the help of the group.

Therefore, whatever I have been asked, I always say: “Let’s start with Adam, with his development, with the fact that together we have to restore his structure.” We cannot escape this. We are in it. And then I explain what to do. It does not depend on inspiration. This is the reality.

Question: So, when I am in a dead state, I start to scroll again: the creation of the common soul, the breaking of Adam HaRishon, etc.?

Answer: Yes. But you understand why this dead state is given, where it comes from—from the everlasting, perfect, eternal, and true!
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/27/18

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New Life #1078 – Why Do We Hate?

New Life #1078 – Why Do We Hate?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Human nature is the egoistic desire to enjoy. We love what pleases us and hate what distresses us. The ego grows daily and we are completely occupied by our experiences of love and hate or pleasure and pain. When the sources we thought would bring us pleasure end up becoming sources of suffering, we learn to hate them. If a person becomes a source of agony for me, I can no longer enjoy life as long as he exists. Inflicting a person’s “I” drives him crazy. All of life is simply a calculation regarding how much we are willing to suffer in order to earn something. Human imagination and knowledge expand the boundaries of hate and love whereas other creatures have only instincts. Only mankind enjoys the fact that others suffer. We have to learn to work correctly with hate and love so that we can rise above them in the middle line.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1078 – Why Do We Hate?” 12/13/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/31/19

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Lesson on the Topic “Arvut” (Preparation for the Convention in Arava 2019)

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My Thoughts On Twitter 1/30/19

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If we wish to be a people in our own land, we must aspire to the Creator’s condition, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Otherwise we will be exiled again!
#Israel #Jewish #antisemitism

Help against you: Thanks to disturbances, I can aim the heart’s focus at the Creator more and more closely. Note how much each disturbance is specifically aiming my focus at Him. Precisely thanks to disturbances, I can return to Him and assert that “there’s none else besides Him.”

Learn to see problems as the Creator’s invitation to come closer above the disturbances, adhere to Him above every disturbance. Then disturbances will turn from problems to assistants, directing you to the Creator. All of life will become like that.
By that we will justify the Creator and elevate ourselves to the degree of righteous.

Reacting to disturbances that aim me at the Creator, I can aspire to Him only through the center of my group (ten). Otherwise the aspiration is in the wrong direction. Precisely in the center of the group, where each one’s ego is annulled, only there, in connection of friends …
… is the Creator’s Temple and Himself.

The Creator is a force revealed in the center of a spiritual ten, where everyone unites in one desire—heart, exalting the friends and thus building the Creator’s image. By connecting desires properly, we get the Creator’s image.
The Creator is our proper connection.
Come – See = Bo-Re.
There is nothing else.

Today, we are at war with each other just as during the Temple’s destruction.
We’ve returned to our land, but do not correspond to it. This is why the world is chasing us out of here.
#Israel #BDS
If we wish to be a people in our own land, we must aspire to the Creator’s condition, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Otherwise we will be exiled again!
#Israel #Jewish #antisemitism

See your whole life only within the aim at the Creator, as the source of everything happening to you. From constant disturbances and distractions from the Creator, and return to Him, as the only source of disturbances, perceive all of life as an invitation to reveal ….
…. the Creator’s single force in all forms.

The manageable world order is over, due to the disrupted balance of forces, caused by the ego’s development. #Globalization destabilizes humanity, proliferating #cyber-weapons. Nationalism grows due to #inequality, #migrants, hatred in the media.
The #EU is a mistake, uniting egoists without education!

Question: What methods are there to educate society if the individual approach is most effective? How is unity to be expressed? Can we only provide maximum communications?
Kabbalah’s Answer: There is only one education method: to bring each person and everyone to the form of the single soul Adam.

The only reason and source of all thoughts and happenings is the need to bring you closer to revealing nature’s law, “There’s none else besides Him.” From every situation, you must attain the Creator’s oneness, how much He gives you a chance to refine and perfect your aim at Him.
From Twitter, 1/30/19

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Counter To Reason

laitman_232.02Question: Why does Kabbalah speak to me through the mind even though I don’t understand anything? Why does  it require change and work at the level of feelings  even though I don’t feel the upper world?

Answer: It is because our feelings lead to a new mind. Reason is the result of new desires and feelings.

For some reason, we believe that feelings and the mind are opposite to each other. It is not so! My feelings, that is, my desires and what I feel in them, practically determine my mind. Being determines consciousness.

By changing desires and their fulfillments, my mind changes. And if not, then I can go by faith above reason counter to it. The mind is not sacred to me, but sometimes it is more important than feelings because it gives me a certain degree, and I suppress my mind and go above it.

Reason says: “Expand your knowledge, your desires, and work with them.” And I answer: “No, I do not want to work with them because they do not give me the answer. I have to go a different way.”

What does counter to reason mean? I do not destroy my mind; I only say that what I see does not limit me. I have to climb a step higher than it.

What a step above the mind is, I do not know. Can I think of something higher than myself? So I appeal to my feelings and say: “My egoistic feelings are wrong. I will go with the properties of bestowal, not reception. This is the only way I will achieve the result. And then, my mind will change.”

We are influenced through the mind from above and I appeal to the feelings and go above them to the property of bestowal. And then, I reach a new level: new feelings and a new mind.
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From the lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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On The Verge Of Breaking Into The Spiritual World

laitman_214Question: Was the desire for knowledge once an obstacle for the development of Kabbalah?

Answer: Thirst for knowledge pushed aside striving to attain the upper world and people began to engage in comprehending the material world. Since the middle of the 17th century there was interest in science and art and then the technological revolution occurred. This eclipsed humanity’s striving for spiritual knowledge.

If a person has interesting possibilities of revealing the secrets of nature of this world and attaining them, then why engage in something intangible, incomprehensible? This is how the first layer of the desire for knowledge appeared.

But at the beginning of the 20th century it became clear that science had exhausted itself and by the end of the century many scientists already said that the age of science was coming to an end and there was nowhere else to develop it. And today everyone agrees with this.

That is, there is nothing in the world we could discover that would really be a special breakthrough. There are even theorems about the finiteness of knowledge.

The science of Kabbalah explains that gaining knowledge is a human method and proceeds from our capabilities. We do not explore what the world is. We explore the world as it appears in our senses.

The world is matter given to us in our sensations. So we need to introduce a clear framework: where is the boundary of our attainment? And it turns out that it is very clear, simple, and close. In principle, we already feel it.

In this way, science, which blazed for 150 years, has practically burned out. And therefore, we are now on the threshold of breaking into the spiritual world.

Kabbalah predicted this many thousands of years ago. It clearly saw that at the end of the year 2000, when the realization of all of the ten Sefirot of the third world was completed, a feeling of their end would begin to appear as well as understanding that there should be a breakthrough to the upper area.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/7/18

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