New Life 1076 – Eternal Enjoyment And Pleasure

New Life 1076 – Eternal Enjoyment And Pleasure
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The mechanism of enjoyment and pleasure is destructive like the angel of death that puts a drop of poison on the edge of a sword and forces a person to swallow it. Pleasure decreases after we have fulfilled and enjoyed ourselves. We replace small pleasures with bigger pleasures and pay for the chase throughout our lives. We increase the amount of drugs we take or change to a stronger drug to achieve the same level of pleasure. From a developmental point of view, the role of pleasure is to teach us how to transcend the natural mechanism and understand what real pleasure and suffering are. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to receive so that we experience eternal pleasure and life. Pleasure can pass through us endlessly and without limit when we learn the importance of influencing others in a positive way.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1076 – Eternal Enjoyment And Pleasure,” 12/11/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/30/19

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

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16, Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 316

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Future Generation” 

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From Egoism

laitman_276.04We are built from the desire to enjoy, from egoism, which only cares about its own good. But this force that exists in me and worries about itself is not me; it is an extraneous force that exists in the body. We do not understand it and we identify with it because we were born and raised with it.

So I can’t even imagine that my egoistic desire is not really mine. I can rise above or separate from it and feel it as a stranger existing outside of me. This is called the power of Pharaoh over man. If I discover that egoism is outside of me, it means I reveal the Pharaoh.

If I build love for the friends in the group and through it try to draw the surrounding Light, then this Light affects me and cuts me off from my desire to enjoy. Then I feel that this force is alien, not mine. It just ruled over me so much that I thought it was me.

Gradually, I realize that egoism is not me, but it was so cunning and insidious that it penetrated me and took control of my every desire and thought, my heart and mind. It ruled everything, but now I see that I can gradually free myself, move it away, and remain outside.

I want to be in neutral territory, not under its rule. I feel it determines what I think about and what to want. And I do not agree with this! I want a different force to rule over me—the force of bestowal, the force of the Creator. These two forces are opposite to each other.

But how can I do this? I see that the egoistic desire is driving me to the grave. Just look at what is happening with the world, where it is going. Everyone already is beginning to understand where the egoistic nature is pushing us.

Therefore, I need the reforming Light, the force of the Torah, which will separate me from my desire to enjoy. I will begin to feel that this desire is evil and that I can get out of it. I had “seven fat years” (“seven years of satiation”) when I enjoyed my desire to enjoy, the fruit of its development in a capitalist, egoistic form, and all the blessings of progress.

However, today we reveal that the egoistic desire will not lead us to good. It turns out that this power is evil. Then you need to decide what to do. People with a point in the heart oriented at the upper force wishing to reveal the Creator, the upper world, the essence of life and its purpose, have a direction in life and are ready to realize it.

From above they are led to a group, to the place of their correct realization, and a person’s goal is to choose this good fate and awaken the reforming Light through the group. Only with the help of the Light can a person begin to separate himself from his egoism, which buries him, and begin to feel it as someone else’s force, the power of the Pharaoh, and hate it. Although I grew up in the house of the Pharaoh, in the end I run away from him.

We can do all this work in the ten, each helping and supporting the others and showing an example of mutual bestowal. In the measure of our efforts to unite, we will attract the reforming Light that will separate us from the egoistic desire and bring us to a new place, under the good power of the Creator.

On one hand is the domain of the Pharaoh, on the other hand, the domain of the Creator, and we are standing in the middle between both of them. As a result, Pharaoh turns into the left line,  the reforming Light into the right line, and in the middle we include both of these forces.

We get the desire to enjoy from birth, we borrow it from Pharaoh, which is called we leave with many possessions. Above it, we build a restriction, a screen and the reflected Light, all the corrections received from the reforming Light, and in this way we are set free.

Therefore, without implementing in the group, we have absolutely no chance to follow this path. Everything starts with the shattering, the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. As Adam asked the Creator: “Will I and my donkey eat from the same trough?”—meaning, will I be a donkey who only enjoys filling his body? And where is the man in me?

The Creator replies to this: Wait, there will be shattering, the revelation of evil, and then “by the sweat of your face you shall eat bread,” that is, you will gain wisdom, reveal the Creator, and become a man.1

Pharaoh first appears when I feel how my egoism separates, peels off, and becomes a stranger. I feel that it and I are not the same thing. Egoism is a foreign power placed over me from above. Although it is established by the Creator, I disagree with it. Then this force is called Pharaoh. This is already a significant advancement.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/13/19, Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 2 “Concerning Love of Friends ” (1984)
1 Minute 14:00
2 Minute 38:20

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Everything Is Resolved On The Level Of The Upper World

laitman_939.02Question: If others are part of me, then by changing others am I changing my external parts?

Answer: Of course. But at the same time, you no longer feel whom you are changing: them or yourself.  You begin to connect with others and it turns out to be one common whole. The Creator connects everyone.

Question: Now we are at the lesson and yet there are still billions of people in the world who do things such as work, sleep, fight, etc. We do not feel them so how do we treat this?

Answer: You need to gradually get used to this and then the question of time, the multi-layered space, and everything that happens will disappear. You will see that this is nothing  and that everything is resolved at a completely different level.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18

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New Life #135 – Building Integrity In The Middle East

New Life #135 – Building Integrity in the Middle East
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The basis of all religions is connection and love, but the ego transforms us into wild men. All the data required to build a Garden of Eden can be found in the Middle East, yet today it is the epicenter of evil and instability. The Middle East is the center of civilization because it is the meeting place between religions, cultures, types of government, and worldviews. Two opposing trends are being revealed in the evolutionary plan of nature: the trend toward human connection in contrast with the destructive nature of people. In order to survive, we must reach a consensus by finding a point of balance between these trends that unites. Only balance between the two forces of good and evil will be eternal. The method for balancing between these forces is always correct because even the negative force comes from nature. It is forbidden to eliminate evil for there is no good and evil, in truth, but only two forces that develop through their mutual balance. Everything depends on building an educational plan that is adapted to every stream and culture. Government based upon forced agreements and power will no longer hold. Cooperation between nations will develop naturally through the growing connection as the plan of nature is realized.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #135 – Building Integrity In The Middle East,” 1/31/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/29/19

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My Thoughts On Twitter 1/28/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

EU intellectuals signed to support liberal values against the growing influence of the far right. The Euro-parliament elections will be a victory for the destroyers. Today’s liberals are more eager to destroy everything than the far right, while both sides are equally antisemitic.
#Antisemitism #EU #liberal #values #politics #Europe

#Davos2019: the #rich and powerful aren’t doing anything to correct the world. They grow richer as the middle class stagnates. The #future looks stark, the #EU and world are about to collapse with a financial crisis. This will be the decline of #Europe and the world.
The only cure is unity above all the forces of separation.
#wef19 #futureofwork #FutureofEurope

#Antisemitism is the nations’ natural repulsion by Jews, with phases of drastic upsurges that take place due to expressions of schisms within the Jewish nation. History gives us countless examples of Antisemitic expressions in the past and future ….
… depending on the Jews’ separation from each other. #HolocaustRemembranceDay

Having attained bestowal in Hassadim, receiving light of Hochma, pass it to others through your AHP. Filling others with Hassadim, correcting their bestowing GE, one must use one’s receiving AHP, revealing light of Hochma, and from it pass the light of Hassadim into GE
of the lower one. That’s how “blood turns into milk.”

If science doesn’t get rid of external pressure, it will cease to be science. Ego’s pressure has reached science: even if your discoveries are scientific and experiments correct, but indicate a preferred gender or race, they’re excluded from #science.
People will fear sponsoring and supporting you!

In 2018 Israel was condemned 20 times by the UN for “violating human rights, and over 500 times since the 1940s. They did not name any authentic violations! How simple, nonpunishable, clear, and wonderful that there is a Jewish State that Anti-Semites can hate openly and justly!

The initial stage of spiritual work is supporting the ten in the greatness of the ten and the goal in states of descent. When you lose your “shirt,” like one living in the woods, be happy that the Creator has given you the opportunity to attain joy in the state of ….
“a Hasid is happy with what he has” (“Hasid” here is not a religious person, but a Kabbalist who has attained the degree of Bina.)

Everyone speaks out against poverty and inequality.
The free market does not correct inequality and injustice.
The world is built upon egoism and no one will give up privileges.
In a democratic government, the main power are the super-rich.
They sponsor the politicians and media …
… and beget inequality. There’s no solution!

It is showing how Democracy has degenerated to its opposite:
#Macron speaks out against the yellow vests’ demand to hold referendums by public initiative. (Unless they are rigged referendums, whose results can be used to benefit the establishment.)

The #YellowVests movement has spread to European cities
The protesters aren’t united by a political movement or ideology. They’re a-political and hostile to the political class and economic situation. In any form, the movement was caused by the general situation in the #EU
… and hence it won’t disappear until the general #European problems are resolved.

Publicly, the industrialists do not advocate automation and promise to protect those who are being laid off. But they invest billions, wishing to eliminate workers. Their ultimate aim is to replace people with machines.
If society won’t take measures to care for itself …
… robots will replace everyone… except the bosses!
#futureofwork #robots #unemployment
From Twitter, 1/28/19

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Tu Bishvat—The Beginning Of A Man

laitman_258We see that without connection with truth, with the spiritual root, special dates in our world turn into children’s holidays. Tu Bishvat is also limited to planting trees in a garden or city. Which of course is wonderful in itself, but it is far from its true meaning.

Tu Bishvat, the new year of trees, is a very serious date, which according to its spiritual root means the beginning of man. It is written “Man is the tree of the field.” Therefore, it is correct to plant trees on this day, but it is also necessary to take care of educating a man in order to grow “a fruit bearing tree” out of him. This means raising a person who is similar to the Creator.

It is interesting that all the work we perform in the care of trees must also be performed on a person. Otherwise, one’s tree will not bear fruits, or they will be bitter, not fit for human food. We need to perform 39 types of work to care for the growth of a person’s soul, as if growing a tree. This is not just a tree in the field, but a fruit-bearing tree growing in the Garden of Eden because it produces our soul: corrected desires to receive and to bestow that are joined together in one fruit. This is possible through education, environment, and habitat, without which a tree does not grow to be good and fruit-bearing.

Therefore a person is compared to a tree in the field. This is not just any field, but the field that is blessed by the Creator. The Creator blesses this field according to the efforts invested into tending to the tree, according to the investment in the environment.

We do not interfere with the inside of the tree, but influence it from the outside. Thanks to the external care, it begins to produce beautiful, sweet fruits. All this depends on the environment, on the group, on the ten. We must try to build such an environment that will become the field blessed by the Creator. The relationship between friends should be such that each one can confidently grow in the correct, good form, connect together, and bear one common fruit—an apple from the Garden of Eden, the corrected soul.

Therefore, the holiday of Tu Bishvat symbolizes the entire spiritual work of a person at the initial stage. A tree is something that grows from the inanimate soil. If we arrange the correct environment, the external conditions, then we get a live sprout that turns into a tree bearing fruits suitable for human food.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/21/19, “Tu BiShvat (15th of Shevat)”
1 Minute 3:00

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