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The Spiritual Inanimate Level

laitman_237Question: We know that the inanimate level wants to preserve itself. How can one move from this state to the vegetative level? How do we combine the two desires?

Answer: The inanimate level refers to all of nature. A spiritually inanimate level in me is a feeling of no inner spiritual movement, no possibility to bestow, to fulfill someone, to be somewhat similar to the Creator. On the contrary, there is an understanding that I exist under the control of my egoistic desires, which are given to me by the Creator and the Creator controls them.

The spiritually inanimate level is the realization that all my desires come from the Creator, are dictated by Him, and I am under His full authority. I am an egoist because He created me like this, and then I say that I am under Pharaoh’s control. This, however, is also the Creator, only in reverse.

I feel that I am ruled by the egoism given to me by the Creator. All my desires, all movements, everything I do—how I sit, walk, act, and think—the Creator generates in me.

I can then say that I am at the spiritually inanimate level. This is a spiritual level because it is connected with the Creator, and an inanimate level because not one of my movements are mine, everything is only His.

It is a very interesting state. It applies to no other people in our world because they are generally non-spiritual.

“Spiritual” means connection with the Creator. Moreover, a clear connection: I feel how the Creator moves my arms, legs, thoughts, feelings; everything I feel around me is also Him. Through all the “puppets” in my whole life, He has such an effect on me. All this is a spiritually inanimate level.

It is not an easy step in the attainment of the universe and the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/9/19

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/23/18

laitman_962.7Question: How does the quality of faith (Hassadim) become the quality of wisdom (Hochma)? Can a spiritual quality transform from one to the other?

Answer: No. The quality of faith is the quality of bestowal and if I have the quality of bestowal and it is sufficiently strong, then I can already receive the feeling of the Creator in it, which is called the light of Hochma.

Question: You say: “there is no faith.” But don’t we talk about: “faith in the teacher, faith in the friend, faith in the books, faith in the Creator”?

Answer: This is not the same faith Kabbalah speaks about. In Kabbalah, faith is the force with which I can create and act. It is an opportunity to be like the Creator.

Question: How does a brand new student become acquainted with the wisdom of Kabbalah? Is it better to read from the sources: Rabash, Baal HaSulam, and your books?

Answer: I would recommend reading my book Attaining the Worlds Beyond. Even though I do not consider it as a primary source, I think that this is the most appropriate book for getting acquainted with Kabbalah. To some extent, this book is an easier translation of the book Shamati.

Question: If a person’s development was in awareness and feelings and that person died at the age of 10, 12, 14, or 17, then in the next incarnation, would that person’s awareness and feelings remain at the same age? Would this be a soul or a spirit?

Answer: All that a person goes through in this life is not lost and one continues on their way.

Question: I do not see how to realize myself in this world in order to maintain my corporeal needs. I feel I am in the dark. Is it worthwhile for me to direct all my efforts in finding a group and studying, with the belief that this will actually give me understanding?

Answer: I believe that a person needs to acquire a profession that will make it possible for him to support himself and his family in a normal way, without any luxuries, and to dedicate the rest of his time to spiritual development. This will certainly already be an optimal life.

Question: What is “intellect” from the point of view of Kabbalah?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, intellect is the light of Hochma that fills the light of Hassadim.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/23/18

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New Life #263 – Sexual Development, Part 1

New Life #263 – Sexual Development, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Humankind evolved gradually through the still, vegetative, living, and speaking levels. The sexual drive also developed through these four levels throughout history. In the 20th century, the speaking level requires an understanding of where we’re heading, just like a young man reaches the age of 20 and asks himself where he is going. At this level, the head should be above the body, especially in regard to sexuality. Our impulses to choose a spouse according to beauty, money, and status have begun to mutate and rot. When the head leads, contact with another person is only made if I can make him feel good. According to the new paradigm, an equal, inner, spiritual coupling occurs between mates and the sexual drive only wakes up as a result of this heart connection.
From KabTV’s “New Life #263 – Sexual Development,” Part 1, 11/28/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/14/19

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love of God and the Love of Man” 

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