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“How To Be Happy”

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/27/19

A new study suggests a method to stop suffering: simply not to think of ourselves, but of others. But this is not the way to be happy according to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

When Egoism Erupts

laitman_531.03Question: Is humility the same as belittling yourself? Is there a difference between humility and belittling yourself?

Answer: Humility and humiliation are not the same. However, it is too early for us to analyze this. The main thing for us is to always try to receive what is happening as coming from above, from the Creator, especially when egoism flares up in me and I start getting angry and express discontent.

This means that a person opposes the Creator, essentially saying, “I am dissatisfied with your government.” This is a problem. There is no humility; there is no feeling that the Creator governs everything, that “there is none else besides Him.”

“Well, the Creator controls everything, there is none else besides Him, and I am against Him!” This is a pure manifestation of egoism. Here we must try not to annul the discontent somehow, but to rise above it: “I don’t want it not to be there, otherwise I’ll go down to zero. No! I will rise above it and in this way I will become higher than my ego.”

That is how we need to try to work. I am not talking about more. But it is very important that we start to treat the manifestation of egoism in us that way, The most important thing is to rise above your discontent.

Question: And if I feel that I am angry not at the Creator, but at myself, at my egoism. What should I do?

Answer: If you are angry, then you are dissatisfied with the Creator. That is all.

Then explore yourself and decide what to do. Until you are satisfied with everything that happens, you will not rise above your egoism and you will be only at the level of this world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/4/19

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Thoughts: Good And Evil

laitman_534Question: Which parameter in thought determines the strength of its impact?

Answer: There are positive thoughts aimed at connection and good for others. There are negative thoughts aimed at separation, at the submission of others to ourselves. They are all graduated on levels.

In the spiritual worlds, there are 125 steps of good or evil thoughts; along with positive thoughts, there is a great system of dark forces, evil thoughts, which are described in The Book of Zohar. But as a system, we do not study it.

Kabbalists saw that when you study a system of wrong, evil thoughts, at the same time, you awaken them and it does not act well on us and the whole world. Therefore, we do not study that. It is described by Kabbalists, but we do not include it in our course of study.

If we become so big that we can use this system only for our benefit, then we will study it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/3/19

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New Life #962 – True Identity

New Life #962 – True Identity
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is our true inner identity, how is it possible to discover this identity and why isn’t it clear to us from birth? Every person wants his own unique identity which stems from human egoism. Today, each one is living as if he was in a theater playing a fabricated role, thinking it is his true identity. The goal is for every person to achieve their true, unique, spiritual identity by discovering the root of their soul. This root is concealed and can only be discovered when we learn to open the soul in the right type of environment.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #962 – True Identity,” 2/11/18

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