Teaching And Role-Playing

628.2Question: While teaching the wisdom of Kabbalah, you devote 90% of your time to giving lectures and answering questions, less time to workshops, and you do not use role-playing at all. Why?

Answer: In principle, I studied only by receiving materials and asking questions. There were almost no workshops. I probably continue the methodology of my teacher in this way. Besides, it is quite difficult to introduce something new in my condition.

Remark: But you could conduct workshops, role-playing games, and analyze some cases. Let’s say something happened in one of the tens. You could take some standard general example, use this example to teach everyone else, and then everyone would remember that.

My Comment: Maybe you are right, but I am not used to it. I am a “dinosaur,” and it is already hard for me to change something. I have not seen such a state in the spiritual world and such examples in it that would be similar to role-playing.

Question: Maybe this is not suitable for studying Kabbalah. But can this be applied for integral teaching?

Answer: Anything can be applied: drawings, movies, music videos, etc. I do not disagree with anything.

Question: Is there a difference in our insight when we listen to a lesson recorded or live?

Answer: There is a difference. Listening to lectures live brings one insight, recorded brings another one, and through some other sources, a third.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/24/20

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To Become One Nation

626Baal HaSulam, The Nation: These loose ties—language, religion, and history—are important values, and no one denies their national merit. However, they are still completely insufficient to rely on as a basis for the independent sustenance of a nation. In the end, all we have here is a gathering of strangers, descendants of cultures of seventy nations, each building a stage for oneself, one’s spirit, and one’s leanings. There is no elemental thing here that unites us all from within into a single mass.

To this day, we have failed to build a country, a nation, or a society. The world does not understand it. And the Jews themselves, those living in Israel, see it as strange.

All values based on language, religion, and history do not reach their hearts because they do not touch the foundation of the Jewish people, the foundation of the land of Israel. Therefore, the land rejects everything that does not correspond to its spiritual root.

Thus, the people of Israel will have no choice but to accept the true laws of nature of this land, i.e., the laws of bestowal, love, and relationship above our egoism. And then, we will begin to really feel that we live on our own land, create our own society and state. Only in this case, will everyone start to accept and approve of us correctly.

Remark: If you had said this a year ago, you probably would have had to convince people that there is a strong division in the nation. But now there appears to be such discord between the right and the left that we cannot even choose the head of government. And this conflict is only growing every year.

My Comment: In general, we live in a very interesting period of history when we begin to understand that we have no other choice but to create a nation and a state according to the laws of our nature, our common soul. After all, our roots come from a broken soul—the so-called “soul of Adam.” And so, until we start to restore it, to connect all the fragments together, we will not be able to create anything.

Question: Are you talking about some kind of emotional relationship between people?

Answer: Yes. There is nothing else.

We must create the right connections between us, and then we will become a nation. When by restoring the connection we understand how to build a state,  we will be able to create it. Everything must begin with the search for how to become properly united as one nation.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 11/25/19

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Annul Yourself Before The Teacher

165Question: There are methods that affect the comprehension of information. It is said that when we listen to a lecture, we perceive about 5% of the general information that is quickly forgotten during the day. When reading, we absorb 10%, through listening 30%, through video – 50%.

We perceive 70% through role-playing games, seminars, round tables, and 90% when we  teach someone else. Do you agree with this?

Answer: This is usually the case in our egoistic world. And if one tries to “enter” the teacher and connect with him in spite of our egoism, then the perception will be 100%. Only it will be different in the scope of his internal capabilities, the so-called soul, different from the soul of his teacher.

The student must annul before the teacher, allow him to enter into himself, and then he will perceive 100% of the information. Very little depends on the teacher. It all depends on the student.

The spiritual teacher allows everyone to enter into him, and no one disturbs him. As it is said: the AHP of the lower connects to the Galgalta Eynaim of the upper.
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Ideal Social Organization

220Question: The first settlers who came to the Holy Land began their activities with communist communities called kibbutzim. These are special agricultural settlements that have no analogue in the world. Is their creation related to the altruistic communism that Baal HaSulam writes about?

Answer: For thousands of years, the Jewish people have always had a craving for unity in parallel with a completely different direction—towards separation and estrangement. Jews have always appeared at the head of unification and disunity.

Question: In the 90s of the 20th century, the charter of the kibbutzim proclaimed a general duty to work, equality of rights in the community and in the economy, and the refusal to use hired labor. Today it has practically ceased to exist in its previous form. Over a short time, everything had disappeared.
Is it still necessary to strive to live by the rules of the kibbutzim?

Answer: This is a big step towards a correct society, when there are no means of production in private hands, when everything is common, one commune.

Communism is a Jewish invention. This is what the science of Kabbalah is talking about. This is how a society should be.

Question: Kabbalah talks about the method of revealing the Creator to the created beings in this world. We are talking about communism. What is the connection between them?

Answer: The connection is very simple: you must create a certain society in which these conditions, these laws, these forces, these properties of the Creator would be revealed.

Question: Is communism a means for revealing the Creator?

Answer: Real communism (not the Soviet one) is an ideal social structure in which the Creator is revealed.
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