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Answer: This problem can be solved only in the correct environment. In the article “The Freedom,” in the section “Influence of the Environment,” Baal HaSulam writes that the very state of a person, his development and his future depend only on the environment he is in.
Therefore, the choice of the appropriate environment and the correct interaction with it is the most important thing in our development.
You must do everything in order to get under the influence of the correct environment and to become absorbed in it so much so that you literally dissolve in it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/25/18
Answer: No, the Creator builds these bridges. We have no possibility to do this, no understanding, knowledge, or forces.
We just have to imagine, as much as possible, what it is because we exist in one flat understanding of the world: yes and no, you and me, and so on. On the human level there can be no love and hate, war and peace, at the same time.
It is possible in the spiritual world because war and peace are the product of the same power that lets them exist together. At the still, vegetative, and animal levels, they coexist absolutely clearly.
Although we believe that everything is in dialectics, struggle, opposites, and confrontations, but it only seems this way to us in our egoistic understanding of nature. In fact, if we went inside this picture, we would see its absolute harmony.
To the extent that we comprehend harmony on our level, feel how the upper Light, the Creator builds a connection in us above our differences, we will also perceive it on the levels of nature that are below us: the still, vegetative, and animate.
We will see how this is a closed, ideal picture and how everything that we previously thought to be living at the expense of others, destroying and devouring in a continuous egoistic struggle, we saw through the prism of our egoism. It is said: “Everyone judges according to his own merits.” If I see something negative, it is only because these negative properties are in me.
Thus, we do not build anything ourselves. We do not have a second level yet. This is the property of the Creator, which must enter into us and somehow be absorbed, built upon, and take shape so we can clearly see the egoistic and altruistic levels in ourselves and be able to gradually elevate everything from the egoistic level to the altruistic one without destroying egoism but only by changing the intention in it for a global connection in similarity to the Creator.
From the Lesson in Russian, 2/6/19
Answer: The teacher absorbs the desires of a student as his constituent part, and thus by becoming included in him, performs all the necessary work in him, leaving to the student what he must complete with his freewill.
This is a very serious contact. The teacher is, as if, inside the student and “adjusts” all sorts of attitudes in him—this is what the upper must do based on his Galgalta and Eynaim. The student must complete his part of the work.
If you are connected with me and with each other, you will feel that we work together.
Question: Are there exams for a student of a Kabbalist?
Answer: There are no special exams because his entire path is a continuous, constant exam. There is no such thing that you pass a test and find yourself in the spiritual system. The exam takes place every second.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/2/18
World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Preparation for Lesson 2”
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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “The Work in Concealment,” Lesson 2
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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Prayer,” Lesson 3
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New Life 178 – The Prophets
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
A prophet is one who sees the true, integral system of communication and points to the difference between it and the state of human relationships. The prophets were wise as a result of knowledge of the network of connection between all individuals in reality. By loving your neighbor as yourself you begin to feel what is happening in the system. Your senses open. Prophets see all the situations that can happen in the system. That is why they can predict the future.
A prophet was the spiritual father whose job was to give the spirit of loving kindness to people. He turned to the people of Israel who have free choice so they would strengthen human connection through education.
From KabTV’s “New Life 178 – The Prophets,” 5/2/13
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