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Binyan – The Structure Of The Word

laitman_614Question: Where did the binyanim come from—the forms of the construction of verbs in Hebrew? Do they have a spiritual root?

Answer: Hebrew is a mathematical language. It is the opposite of other languages.

There are two forces in the universe: the light of Hochma and the light of Hassadim. Their interaction is the basis of the future Kli (vessel). That is, the light is at the root of everything.

The root of Hebrew words can consist of one, two, or three letters. This is either one line, two lines, or three lines. The letters cannot arbitrarily be combined with each other, like in other languages according to their rules. Here there are no rules but laws of nature, laws of the world.

The binyan is the basis, the structure of the word, which always clearly expresses its root base: a combination of lights and desires. After all, what else is there? The light is from the Creator and the desire, that is, the intention, reflected light, is from creation.

It all depends on what state they are in. It can be only one, two, or three lines. Therefore, as a rule, we have two lines, and in special cases— three. It speaks only of the basis of the word.

All these questions are clearly mathematical. There can be no arbitrary movements.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 1/6/19

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Why Is The Day Of Translating The Torah Considered A Day Of Mourning?

Laitman_137Question: Why is the 10th day of the month of Tevet, the day of the translation of the Torah from Hebrew into 70 languages, considered a day of mourning? Allegedly, on this day, the Torah was removed from its place. What does it mean?

Answer: It’s because this translation deprived the Torah of its true spiritual foundation, of its true form, only a superficial translation remains. Even purely didactically it could not be exact, not to mention the fact that the spiritual part cannot be translated into any language.

Even Hebrew is not a language but a code—letters that follow each other in a certain sequence, according to certain rules. They cannot be rearranged. In each word, there is a certain root of two or three letters, the so-called “Binyan” (structure).

And when Hebrew is translated, all this is discarded and practically nothing remains of the language. One takes a simple translation of a word, a property from our world, although it does not say anything about material things at all, and gives it some kind of copy of our world.

Question: How many discussions exist around the fact that a woman was allegedly created from man’s rib, or that the horns of Moses were shining? All this because of an incorrect translation?

Answer: You cannot do anything. This is problem.

Question: Will humanity, by ascending back to the spiritual world, return the Torah to its place?

Answer: We have nothing to return! The Torah did not fall, did not break, and nothing happened to it.

The Torah is a portrayal of the device of the upper world. A person who starts to engage in it and rise, comprehends this device.

But when he thinks that this device is already in his pocket in the form of a book, not even written in Hebrew, but in a translation that does not have spiritual meaning, then he perceives the Torah as mere stories. When he reads that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, he thinks: “I know what heaven is. I know what Earth is. Let’s keep reading.”

Therefore, a person who does not want to “dissect” himself must not be allowed into the spiritual world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/6/19

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Will The Family Institution Survive?

laitman_627.1Question: What awaits the family institution? How do we save, strengthen, and balance it? How can Kabbalah help with this?

Answer: I think this year the family institution, along with other social institutions, will face very serious challenges. We will continue to see problems in the family, separation between parents and children and between the parents themselves, divisions between different families and generations: parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren. People will feel no sense of belonging to one another: you gave birth to me, raised me, and now I am leaving.

Consequently, we will reach a state, where no one will owe anyone anything, no one can ask anything from the other: “Leave me alone. What do I care about all of you and why do you care about me?”

After that, along with general recognition of evil, supplied to us by our egoism, we will finally start to realize that there is nothing left to do but try to correct it. Life will become so unbearable (not only in the family but in all its aspects) that people will have no hope left for the future or the present.

One will truly begin to understand that to be alone among other people is worse than being alone in the jungle where you don’t know where to place your foot without being stung or attacked from above.

A person will feel threatened by the environment: one seems to be among people, but in an urban jungle where one cannot make it to the store and back even if he runs. One will feel that no one can or is even willing to help him.

I hope that will be enough for us to realize that we need to do something with our human nature. We will then listen and hear that there is a method that corrects our nature and it is ready. Everything depends only on the person himself. Maybe then that person will come to us.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 1/13/19

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New Life #62 – The Power of Money

New Life #62 – The Power of Money
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary:

It seems that money can buy everything and is the most available resource to get what we want. Even so, we have reached the first generation that disregards money. They are redefining the idea of being disadvantaged. It is transitioning from a focus on materialism to a focus on spirituality. The new work is to work on ourselves as people and produce a mutual ability to fulfill everyone’s desires.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #62 – The Power of Money,” 8/30/12

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day Two” – 5/24/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “The Perfect Ten in Arvut,” Lesson 2

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 3” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Annulment As a Condition for the 1st Spiritual Degree,” Lesson 3

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 4” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Reaching a Prayer,” Lesson 4

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