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Why Are We Easily Influenced By Society?

laitman_423.03Question: All people are conformists by nature. They are more willing to follow society than to show their independence.

Renowned psychologist of the 20th century Erich Fromm writes: “Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”

Why are we so easily influenced by society?

Answer: Because we are entirely a result of the surrounding society. Completely! And what can be one’s own in a person?

Remark: It may be an illusion, but everyone feels like an individual.

Comment: This is given to us by nature. And then what?

Remark: Ask any person and they will say, “I made the decision to go to this country. It was I who decided to acquire such and such a profession,” and so on.

Comment: Of course, he made the decision. And so everyone thinks. But where did this decision come from? What is it a consequence of?

If we dig, we will get to the bottom of the fact that a person has nothing of his own.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 4/30/20

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Can We Start With A Clean Slate?

627.2Question: Many people ask if it is possible to change your life in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, to start from scratch? Is it possible to change your family or profession? There are women who really want to change something in their lives, like their profession or marital status, but they are afraid of being judged, afraid that they are violating God’s commandments to accept, to tolerate, and to forgive.

Answer: Let’s put your thoughts and principles in order.

First, it is impossible to change your destiny. You just need to reveal it and try to realize it correctly. This way, you become equal to the Creator, as if you are His partner.

He created you, embedded in you an informational record of all your states up to the most perfect final state, and now you want to grow in the way that lets you, together with Him, realize yourself.

And it turns out that you do become His partner. You begin to understand why this is happening to you, to others, and to the whole world. You begin to attain this whole world in action through yourself.

This is a work of one who is aware of one’s individuality, one’s uniqueness. This is what we strive for. Kabbalah explains this and helps you live this way.

For more on this topic, please read: Women, Relationships & Kabbalah.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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Why Are Good People Given A Hard Fate?

laitman_565.01Question: Why are good, righteous, pure people given a heavy lot in life, hardships related to coronavirus and all similar events, yet what’s happening in the world does not affect bad people at all?

Answer: Our egoistic world is so distorted that to think that good people should get only good things in it and bad people, bad, is absolutely incorrect.

If good people, who seem to strive for good, sometimes get an evil fate, the blows of fate—this is quite natural. After all, our world is all egoistic and evil. And that is why, there is nothing good to expect from it, especially now, when we are beginning to enter the last stage of our correction, accompanied by a pandemic.

Now there will be such turns that will teach us constantly how to change ourselves correctly in order to be in line with the increasingly manifested integral world.

Question: But can we somehow prepare for this, make some kind of prophylaxis?

Answer: “Prophylaxis” is a good word. I will tell you one thing: We are engaged in this prevention.

The point is that a person must adapt to the future world that is now being born. For this, we must become less egoistic. Therefore, the current virus will shake us and make completely different people. Moreover, by any means, both rough and delicate, depending on how we will succumb to it. This is  first.

Secondly, we need to learn how to unite above our egoism, despite it. It is very difficult.

Everything begins attaining our nature as evil along with the yearning to reach a correct, good relationship between us.

We are entering such a state now when the forces of nature will educate us very seriously.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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If A Woman Studies Kabbalah

laitman_570Question: What if a woman starts studying Kabbalah and develops spiritually, but her husband does not, should she stop studying?

Answer: No, you can’t stop it. If you are given the opportunity to develop yourself, your soul, in no case should you stop. Just do so without reproach to your husband.

Tell him that this is your hobby, which makes you feel very good, and it is better to have spiritual adventures than to look for some adventures on the side. He’ll agree to that.

Question: What if he insists on my stopping the studies?

Answer: Why? If the wife is interested in, say, esotericism, something spiritual, he can even brag about it.

Comment: A man is afraid that a woman will change, outgrow him in development, and leave.

My Response: He may be afraid, but we need to make sure that he prefers it over something else. A man always wants his wife to be nearby, to look at him and serve him. Therefore, we must show him that this is exactly what he achieves.

Comment: But as a woman, I can’t influence a man’s choice. After all, to develop with me and grow spiritually will be his own choice.

My Response: Sure. In the spiritual, it is impossible to force anything. Therefore, it is said that in the spiritual there is no coercion, everyone studies as much as one can, as much as one wants. Maybe he doesn’t want to study Kabbalah, but prefers yoga or something else. So be it.

You need to allow another person to do such things through love. There is nothing wrong with this, he still remains your partner, your spouse.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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Communication Through The Creator

935Comment: You write: “People are looking for connections incorrectly. The connection between us is possible, but through the Creator.”

My Response: Yes. The Creator is nature around us. Only through this connection with nature, the Creator, can we truly reach the next level of existence, begin to feel eternally alive, connect to the eternal source, and become like It.

We will feel ourselves existing not in this mortal temporary body, but in the soul, that is, in the spirit between us. And all this is possible. I hope we get there pretty quickly.
From KabTV’s “Today’s International Situation” 6/18/20

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New Life 1168 – Fantasy And Supernatural Powers

New Life 1168 – Fantasy And Supernatural Powers
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

When a person adapts to the characteristics of the higher power, one gains supernatural power and control over the movie of one’s life. People yearn to have more control and we develop through related fantasies. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches that there is an ideal state in nature toward which everything is drawn and teaches us how to reach it by learning how to summon supernatural forces and feel a perfect state in nature. The general power in nature is called the Creator, God. Being like God means knowing both the good and the bad forces and how to use them correctly thereby attaining freedom.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1168 – Fantasy And Supernatural Powers,” 10/22/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/31/20

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Rabash, Article 1 “Make for Yourself a Rav and Buy Yourself a Friend – 1” (1985)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,  “The Freedom,”  (Subtitle:  “The Will to Receive—Existence from Absence”)

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Selected Highlights

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Leadership In The New Era

laitman_963.6Question: What will be the leadership in the new period?

Answer: The leadership of the new era belongs to integral humanity, which has realized that it cannot exist in any other form. If we go this way, we will succeed.

During the period of our many thousands of years of evolution, we have come to a state where humanity should be harmoniously connected with the surrounding nature, with the world, with the cosmos. We must stop using only our egoistic forces and egoistic mind. We need to become one whole. Only in this case will we be able to continue our existence.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/24/20

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