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Faith Above Reason: Accepting The Opinion Of A Friend

laitman_238.01Question: Is it possible to call accepting the opinion of a friend, even though it is the opposite of one’s own, “faith above reason”? If so, how do I do it without disregarding my own opinion?

Answer: Faith above reason means contrary to my opinion, I accept the opinion of a friend and follow it 100%. I am trying to make his opinion, even though it is the opposite of mine, become mine. You need to experience it yourself, and gradually you will be able to understand what it is.

Faith above reason is a system of spiritual perception, when you begin to see the spiritual world above our world or through it. It’s not easy. You need to spend a lot of time and effort until you start to perceive everything this way.

This is a completely different system of the universe, as if you have a completely different mind, feelings, and thoughts.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/16/20

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Discover What We Are Living For

laitman_293Question: People believe they are entitled to pleasure and never think anything can happen to them.

For example, if a person buys a lottery ticket, one hopes to win even though the odds are one in a million. But it is much more likely that he will be hit by a car when he goes out on the street, yet we don’t think about that. Why is this?

Answer: A person thinks only about the things he wants. Therefore, he doesn’t think about the day of his death. Instead, one thinks about how to gain something for tomorrow.

Question: Since nature has developed us this way, how can we use it?

Answer: What is good and what bad is measured against the result, what you finish your life with. And the goal of our life is to reach the highest level of existence, which is defined as eternal and infinite.

Relative to this result, you must cross the border between life and death.

Question: Does the fact that we are so vulnerable and neglect the reality that something can happen to us, moves us to the goal?

Answer: That is precisely what advances us so that we come to the realization of the need to understand what we live for.
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From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,” 4/23/20

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Fear Of Not Being Afraid Of The Creator

laitman_532Question: How can we understand what the fear of the Creator is? Is it fear of punishment for transgressions? Is it fear that the Creator will push me away, or is it another fear?

Answer: At the corporeal level, there are about 800 types of fear. But in spirituality, there is only one fear: the fear of not being afraid of the Creator.

Question: And what is worse: the fear of not being afraid of the Creator or the fear of death?

Answer: It depends on the level of the person. But, in principle, the most important thing is still in relation to the Creator. When a person is on a spiritual level, death for him is not something that causes fear.

Fear causes man to disobey the Creator because there are many egoistic obstacles that hinders a person.

Question: If a person comes to a clear comprehension of the higher force, does he still experience corporeal fears?

Answer: I do not know because I myself am not at that level yet. This is the level of absolute, complete correction. But, in principle, until the very end of correction, there remains the possibility of corporeal fears, which the Creator develops in man on purpose.

This does not determine one’s personal level but that the Creator is now developing such an attribute in him.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/26/20

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Can We Reveal The Creator With Our Mind?

 202Question: What is the difference between feeling the oneness of the Creator and the cognitive perception that “there is none else besides Him?”

Answer: By cognitive understanding, we mean with our brains. They are a product of our world and cannot provide us with anything sensible.

People have been trying to reveal the Creator for ages and nothing came of it. So, you should not try to do it only with your resources, with your mind and feelings.

Let us study the wisdom of Kabbalah and try to achieve the revelation of the Creator through it. This will work.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19

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How Can We Explain The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

laitman_214Question: How can we convey to people who come to study for the first time what the wisdom of Kabbalah is about in a nutshell and how it enters the learner’s emotions?

Answer: It is impossible to simply convey the wisdom of Kabbalah in words. A person needs to gradually explain it to himself. I cannot tell him all about it in one sentence. The wisdom of Kabbalah reveals the meaning of life to a person, the meaning of creation and how it was created, how it evolves, and where it is leading us, how we participate in the process, and what our ability to impact our fate and attain the goal of creation comes down to in a correct and quick way.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is not related to religion or philosophy. It is a separate wisdom that Adam received almost 6,000 years ago, and since then it has been living and developing in humanity. We must gradually accept, learn, and internalize this wisdom.

This wisdom does not oblige us to do anything but good. It is through the good connections with others that we reveal the upper world, the Creator, and at the same time cannot harm anyone or do anything negative in any way whatsoever. There are no limitations to studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, and whoever wants to study can do so. But a person who wants to study seriously must already keep certain conditions, not limitations, but conditions, as to how to study in order to truly fulfill this wisdom inside him.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19

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New Life 1203 – Balancing Mind And Emotion

New Life 1203 – Balancing Mind And Emotion
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The mind helps us manage and manifest our emotions or desires. Desire is the essence of all creation. Emotion is a phenomenon within the desire that is either fulfilled or empty. Mind without emotion lacks the sense of life that will bring the mind to a completed work. For example, the goal of becoming a millionaire gains value through emotion. Emotion without mind is also unbalanced. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to balance mind and emotion by creating the right environment.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1203 – Balancing Mind And Emotion,” 1/30/20

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/23/20

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 10

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 17

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Matan Torah [The Giving of the Torah]” 

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Selected Highlights

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