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My Thoughts On Twitter 11/3/20

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The spiritual world is revealed to the extent of faith above reason—i.e. when a person imagines egoism, knowledge, below the Creator’s will, faith. And tries to constantly operate by placing bestowal, connection with friends, above thoughts of himself. Think the way the Creator wishes, and you will start to feel Him…

There’s panic in the world because people do not understand how they should act. But the solution is simple: only come closer to one another, go against the egoism that distances everyone from everyone. And most importantly, not coming closer in actions—the pandemic is specifically halting them, but in thoughts—intentions. Then everything will be good!
From Twitter, 11/3/20

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Jealousy: From Destructive To Positive

627.2Remark: Jealousy is the desire to completely control the time and all mental and physical forces of another person. It is one of the most powerful, destructive, and painful emotions.

There are several types of jealousy: in children, professional, national, in sports, creative. Doctors have proven that in measuring male stress, physical infidelity of his wife and his jealousy classifies as the most overwhelming blow. In strength, it is comparable to the trauma of losing a loved one.

My Comment: Kabbalah says that jealousy is necessary for our development and explains how to manage it.

The best thing is if we imagine all other people not only as equal to us, but that they also have the right to opinions and actions opposite to ours. Let’s say you and I don’t agree with each other. It is our disagreement, contrast, and opposition that allows us to build a special kind of relationship with each other.

We are not trying to destroy each other but to create a certain space where there is neither you nor me and perhaps something in between. And this something in between will be the next spiritual degree of our development.

Question: So, until one of us attains this third state, jealousy will naturally be a destructive force?

Answer: Yes. And then it will become positive.

Remark: This can be compared to a soup in which we add different ingredients. But when they are cooked together, on one hand, there is a special general taste, and on the other hand, the individuality of each ingredient is not lost. Is it the same with us?

Answer: Yes. On the contrary, individuality grows. I am not giving up on it, I am just saying that the other person can have an opinion too. I build a relationship with him in the middle.

There are no tricks here. This is a cognitive process when a person, exploring himself and nature, builds a middle line.
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From KabTV’s “Communication skills” 8/7/20

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A New Page Every Day

219.01Question: It is generally believed that at the beginning of each session, it is important to briefly repeat what was said in the previous session. Why don’t you do this?

Answer: Because I don’t want a person to start a new page by repeating the past from the old page. He does not need that. He needs to come up empty. Empty!

In Kabbalah, it is not like in all other methods where they first repeat previous material and then go further. We start every day anew.

Sometimes it happens that we did not finish a topic for some reason. Then we might repeat a little. But in general, no. It is said about this: “Every day will be as new in your eyes.”

Remark: In conventional methods, in order to understand that students have memorized the material, it is very effective to have surveys, tests, exercises. You never check knowledge, you do not conduct tests or exams.

My Comment: I don’t want to force students to memorize. I want them to just feel that they have to change internally. Can I run tests on their internal changes?

Remark: Sometimes you give homework, but you never check it.

My Comment: What for? I believe that if a person wants to be my student, he must constantly think about what he heard from the teacher.
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From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/24/20

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To Make The Plans Of Humanity Coincide With The Plan Of Nature

628.2Question: Do clear goal-setting and detailed planning really achieve the highest goal?

Answer: Yes. But it is possible that the planning may be wrong. But a person will see how, by making mistakes, he or she changes.

We are inside nature; these are absolutely clear laws of our development. Therefore, we should try to move forward by correctly understanding them and maximizing our development as much as possible.

Question: They say: “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.” How important is it to plan the achievement of the goal and the criteria for its verification at each stage of development?

Answer: It is desirable. Although, it is clear that everything comes from above. But when your plans coincide with God’s plans, it is a sign of success.

In other words, the success of any business lies in the fact that the plans, the order of the development of society, man, and even humanity, fully coincide with the plan of nature.
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From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 02/07/20

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The Mediator Between The Souls And The Creator

961.1Question: The process of learning and acquiring integral skills is aimed at changing a person. A student needs to achieve such an approach to learning that he feels as if he were in a laboratory in which he researches himself. How do you take into consideration the individuality of each one? There are thousands of students in front of you, each with his own swiftness of receiving information, his own changes. Who do you focus on during the lectures?

Answer: No one. I am guided by the common field of all the students I see and know and the ones I do not see and do not know, all the souls that must connect to each other and to the Creator. And I am the mediator making this contact between them and the Creator.

Remark: In integral education, a person must first grasp a general picture, then conduct a comprehensive analysis of each detail, and after that link them together. Therefore, you often get angry when you try to explain the big picture and a person starts asking for some details.

My Comment: Yes, it really bothers me. It is a wrong approach to learning.

Question: In learning, there are three stages of mastering the material: knowledge, understanding, and attainment. How long, in your opinion, can it take to transform knowledge into sensory attainment?

Answer: It is hard to estimate. There are no dosage regulations for this.
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From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 24/6/20

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Penetrating Inside A Ten

942Question: I have a regular great ten, and we prepare for the lesson together and support each other during the day. During the day, however, I create other tens in order to disseminate or do different jobs in the building.

As a result I feel a bit uncomfortable. How should I build the relations with the regular ten and with the collective corporeal life with the others?

Answer: You should be glad and feel comfortable because it is basically the same thing. There aren’t any differences between the tens.

I look at the tens that are in front of me, and I would gladly sit with any of them. Each ten is so wonderful in its uniqueness, and it is absolutely amazing to see how wonderful it is!

I see how they speak, how they communicate between them, how they mutually cooperate, and how connected they are. It is amazing how different they all are, but I would gladly be part of one or another or yet another. It really helps us develop! And it is very good when one person can be part of several tens.

I was in favor of random tens from the start, but at the moment people feel better in regular tens, and I understand them. I think this will soon pass.

When the internal model of a ten will appear in each of us, we will be able to fill it by connecting to more people who are members of our movement. We will not feel the people themselves, but their internal essence, and they will begin to fill the model of the ten that is built in us. This means that ten seemingly empty places will be created inside each one, and will be filled by impressions from one circle or another.

This will provide a person with quicker and fuller attainment of the whole soul. After all, the general soul is not made of one primitive ten, but of many tens, each of which is integrated in another.

By penetrating the spiritual connection in the ten, we will begin to understand what it lacks. We would like to divide it into parts, but this is impossible since we don’t feel that yet. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that all of creation should be composed of a great amount of tens, which means that the Sefirot are divided into many tens, or vice versa, and are connected into many Partzufim, and thus, into one whole ten.

But this whole ten that is attained in the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) comprises an infinite amount of tens. So it is through this ten that you will receive more than from all the other tens, an infinite amount of feelings and emotions.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/5/19

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New Life 467 – Trust In The Elected Officials

New Life 467 – Trust In The Elected Officials
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

We mistrust elected leaders because they present big plans and fail. There is no point blaming or disrespecting them since the problem is that the general public does not know or understand nature’s plan for humanity. In order to be compatible with nature’s rules, we need to work on the social level and educate people regarding equality and mutuality. This is really critical in Israel since, according to nature’s plan, we need to set an example for the whole world.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches that all of Israel can create life in the Garden of Eden  (paradise) here and now if we adhere to the principle, “love thy friend as thyself.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life 467 – Trust In The Elected Officials,” 12/9/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/3/20

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic of “Work with Faith Above Reason”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Study of the Ten Sefirot, Histaklut Pnimit, Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 9, Item 34″

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