Kabbalah And Psychology: The Teacher-Student Relationship

Laitman_524.01Remark: In Kabbalah, the relationship between teacher and student is very important. As I understand it, it is not so in psychology.

My Comment: I think that even there a person gets attached to his psychologist. But in Kabbalah, a student’s connection with his teacher is simply essential. It is necessary for a student to listen to the teacher and try to implement his advice, even if it does not seem quite real.

A teacher in Kabbalah is sort of a problem for a student: he or she has to accept the teacher and follow him contrary to common sense.

In psychology, it is clearer. Both, the psychologist and the patient are on the same egoistic level, while in Kabbalah, they are on two levels: the teacher is on the spiritual level and the student is on the material. Therefore, a problem arises.

Question: Is it true that all the advice given by a teacher-instructor in Kabbalah is incomprehensible to a student?

Answer: Its inner meaning, of course, is not clear because a student is not yet at the same level as a teacher. Psychology, in principle, is possible to study by yourself and understand what comes from where, what great psychologists say about it, etc.

That is, psychology is within the framework of rational thoughts and desires, and Kabbalah, which is outside these boundaries, is in what is called faith above reason.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/13/18

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laitman_959Remark: There are people in Japan called Hikikomori. These are people who withdraw into themselves, isolate themselves, confine themselves to their homes; they do not go anywhere. Some never leave their homes and earn money by freelancing on the internet. Japan has more and more of these people.

My Comment: Very well. They live and have acquired a virtual identity for themselves. They should be given an opportunity to develop in various ways through this virtual identity. Each person will decide, according to their own egoism, what is best and more convenient for them.

They do not cost the government anything, they do not harm anyone, they do not kill or steal—nothing like that. That is all good. They do not sneak out at night to do something bad.

I would put all people on this “diet,” this lifestyle.

But, in order to achieve a higher life, a higher purpose, to acquire the ability to sense it, to come out of ourselves, to rise above this meager collection of still, vegetative, animate, and human bodies, our world, for this ascension, a person must exit one’s cell and begin to unite. But unite in the right way!

Question: Will they be able to break through and grow after some time? What will they achieve by sitting in solitude and not stepping outside? What will happen to them?

Answer: The question about the meaning of life will come to them. It will occur to each of them.

I am certain that people will begin to distance themselves from this hectic, raging mass, from this “Manhattan” that has spread all over the world. Thanks to emerging technologies, all the commuting from office to office, to and from work, will be reduced. Humanity will engage in inner work with the help of computers, producing a more internal intellectual product.

Therefore, many people will be confined to their homes, not just the Japanese. It is ecologically sound, cleaner, easier, more agreeable to people. Even the Torah says: “Happy is the one who earns a living not having to leave his home.”

Question: What what will it lead to?

Answer: People keep developing, their desire keeps growing, as is intended by nature, from above; they will start to feel: “What is it all for?”

Right now, humanity is preoccupied with their “games,” not realizing what kind of question is hanging over them. They will come to the meaning of life. The truth.

Question: A breakthrough toward it? From what, an outcry?

Answer: From a growing, expanding inner need. Actually, this is sweet suffering because it tells you about the search, that you are a human!

Question: Does this mean there is a great joy somewhere out there, but I have yet to discover it?

Answer: Yes. I have not discovered it yet, but it is shining at me from afar. That is, I am already connected to it but now I have to move toward it.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/2/19

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Efficiently Move Forward

Laitman_120Question: What attitude should we build toward the past, present, and future in order to move forward most effectively in Kabbalah and in life?

Answer: On one hand, it is very simple, but on the other hand, it is difficult. It is just that I have to imagine the whole of humanity, the whole world, as one single entity, one single construction, controlled only by a good upper force. I want to have my own relationship to this force, to identify with it, belong to it, and enter it. As soon as I try to adapt to the upper force, meaning to bring myself into a state of merging with the Creator, I will immediately begin to feel all of humanity as one single mechanism.

In general, everyone agrees that this is probably true, while others only talk about it. What else can they do? But I will know, see, feel, understand, comprehend, and also realize this through my actions.

The wisdom of Kabbalah gives us the tools to intervene in nature correctly through our participation. To the extent that I can correctly interact with a higher, eternal, perfect, good nature in absolute communication with all its parts, I will reveal, understand, and feel it, see its intention, the system, and the formula by which it works.

Question: How does one come closer to the future that you are talking about?

Answer: You have a group for this. If it is not there, you must create a group in which people would like to reach a state where they are one single whole, and realize it.

This does not mean that you should be physically connected to each other. You should simply support each other in your movement toward a common goal, take care of each other’s spiritual life, since in such a group the spiritual life of each depends on the others.

Therefore, if we relate to each other with full involvement, where each is ready to be there for the other, then we will begin to feel a manifestation of a positive force, the Creator, within us. I wish for you to feel it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/28/19

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New Life 276 – The Male Brain And The Female Brain, Part 1

New Life 276 – The Male Brain And The Female Brain, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Men and women experience the desire to enjoy in opposite ways, which are supposed to connect into one perfect system at the end of development. Women desire to build a home, a place to rule. Men, on the other hand, desire to break out, far away from home, and play with all kinds of new things. The nature of a woman is to absorb and receive. The nature of a man is to spread and overcome. In recent generations, there has been confusion and shuffling between the genders and the distinctions are fading. Men have taken on a feminine form since they are weaker than women. Men lack patience and are only strong in the short-term, whereas women are connected to nature and can survive long-term. The destruction of the masculine nature is not a coincidence but a course planned in the evolution of nature.
From KabTV’s “New Life 276 – The Male Brain And The Female Brain, Part 1,” 12/30/13

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