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New Life #1155 – A Healthy Lifestyle
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, one should exist in the middle line because balance leads to health. We understand what we are living for and attain the middle line by clarifying our thoughts, desires, and intentions. It is possible to calibrate ourselves in the middle line between people, society, and nature, avoiding troubles and problems. A healthy lifestyle requires that we reach the center of the general system of nature and remain there.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1155 – A Healthy Lifestyle,” 8/15/19
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My responsibility to the Creator is to reach connection with Him because it is for this purpose that He created me. By doing so, I reach my most comfortable, best, and highest state.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19
Question: You say that the path of light is a simpler path. But it turns out that you try to proceed the best way and everything is as usual. You do not understand if you are falling behind or if it is necessary to have such difficulties?
Answer: If you make efforts, take everything that happens to you as a reward. Although at times it is very unpleasant, it is precisely thanks to such reactions that you will advance. Therefore, do not think that the answer to your correct and good deeds will be immediate positive occurrences in your life, because you cannot be pulled out of your egoism this way.
You have to be pulled out of it. Even if you made one motion toward spirituality, you nonetheless still remain in the ego. So you need to be pushed again and again, and you can be pushed with various negative impacts.
So you should not say: “I put in so much effort with my friends in the group, in study, in dissemination, and what is the use? I have nothing.” You do not know the results that accumulate from such efforts, which in the end will “shoot” and will give the correct effect.
Question: So, I should embrace blows as strokes?
Answer: As approval. It is said: “Whom the Lord loves, He rebukes.” You have to perceive this as a reward. Thus, you rise above the ego. After all, of utmost importance for you is to get out of it. How can you rise otherwise?
That is, when you begin to hate your ego and try to rise above it, then you will understand correctly all the motivations of the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/14/19
Remark: As I understand, in Kabbalah there is no plea for mercy, no atonement for sins in exchange for promises of unquestioning obedience?
My Comment: We deal with serious actions. I do not stand before the judge begging for forgiveness. I face a system that completely defines me and I am trying to figure out how we influence each other.
If I have any requests, I have to state them in such a way that the system will correctly respond to them. If there are no requests, then this is a problem because the system expects real intervention from me in it.
Question: Is it just like I cannot pray to the law of attraction?
Answer: Of course! How is the law of gravity different from others? This is also the law and force of the Creator, like all other forces of nature.
Question: What is the difference between the Creator and the laws of nature?
Answer: There is no difference. Pray to the law of gravity. You can pray to any force of nature and ask to be in the right alignment with it.
Question: If I fall, I cannot ask the law of gravity to soften the blow?
Answer: No, it will not help.
Question: What should I do? Should I place a mattress or something else to soften the fall?
Answer: It will help. Or you should ask the Creator to make sure that you do not fall: “How should I change so as not to fall?”
That is, you do not ask Him to protect you from falling, but you ask how to change in order not to fall. Everyone in the world asks for protection, but it does not help. But to change, to make yourself better, so that you are properly acted upon by the forces of nature so you do not fall, that you can ask. That is, you only ask for your correction and nothing else.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah” 2/17/18