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Newton, for example, believed that the world exists without any connection with humanity. Whether humanity exists or not, the world has always existed and will exist without it.
The theory of relativity says that perception is relative and depends on the location of the observer and on the speed with which he is moving.
Quantum physics came to the conclusion that this world is an illusion and depends on the observer, that is, we create this world.
What does Kabbalah say about the reality we feel?
Answer: Kabbalah says that there is only a person who perceives just what he has within himself. That is, the entire world is within me. There is no world outside of me. I feel myself, and all the changes within me seem to me as changes in the world around me.
I as if project all my internal feelings, experiences, and opinions outward, and this is depicted to me in the form of pictures of the world. The world is my inner state.
Baal HaSulam writes in the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”: “We see a wide world before us, wondrously filled. But in fact, we see all that only in our own interior. In other words, there is a sort of a photographic machine in our hindbrain, which portrays everything that appears to us and nothing outside of us.”
That is, everything that appears to me as external, I actually see in my brain. There are various pictures of reality whirling inside it that allegedly exist around me, but they are nothing more than a projection of my changing desires, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I feel them in the form of a picture of the world.
If I did not see this picture in a form of an immense world with many planets, people, flowers, animals, and so on, I would feel it inside of me in such a small micro dose that I could not develop at all. And this way, everything within me is enlarged by billions of times and unfolds around me. Therefore, the world is a projection of myself.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah” 11/26/18
Answer: A moment is a closure, the point of Zivug de Hakaa (coupling by striking), that is, the point of contact of the Creator’s intention to the creature and of the creature’s intention to the Creator. When this mutual contact occurs between them: me with Him and He with me, then this particular contact is called “a moment.”
Question: A complete cycle of spiritual states is a year. What is a year made of?
Answer: A physical year consists of a complete cycle of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun, when they complete their physical revolution. It is possible to calculate how much time each one of these cycles takes and how they are relative to each other. This is astronomy.
Question: According to what time should we properly measure our lives?
Answer: By internal time. Do it so that you will always be directed toward the Creator. We learn this from the book of Shamati and other articles. If you do this, you will truly realize your life.
Question: How does ignorance and non-observance of the laws of time influence our physical or spiritual life, its flow and development?
Answer: This is a whole system in which the higher management drives you more or less, depending on your efforts. In addition, it also depends on the structure of your soul, how much it can and must participate in the realization and correction of the rest of the souls. This is not easy.
Question: Why is time compressed thousands of times in a convention and the three days are like “compressed” years?
Answer: It is not the time that is compressed, but the intensity of perception increases. What you perceive during a convention is equivalent to an entire year of study. This is natural.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/30/18
New Life #1112 – Avoiding Suffering and Pain
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
All of life is an avoidance of suffering, but without it we cannot feel pleasure. We have become more sensitive to the quality of suffering as human egoism has developed, yet the source of our pain remains concealed. Kabbalah teaches us that it comes from a lack of self-realization and that, in order to prevent it, we have to change the inner determinants within human nature. When we ask the question “Why am I living?” and discover the purpose of pain, then it no longer hurts and it becomes an investment for achieving a goal. Suffering can show a person where one is wrong and help one explore and discover one’s purpose by correcting his attitude.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1112 – Avoiding Suffering and Pain,” 5/14/19
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