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#Pharaoh is a good force, our teacher. It pulls us to develop our former lives so we would check it and make sure that we cannot live without #purpose, and our desire will be renewed. We have to move forward. But how and to where?
Pharaoh becomes crueler from one blow to another, teaching us what to desire, what to strive for.
Humanity today is in a state of “Pharaoh,” the general #egoism that shapes our lives. It desires and loves power, and we cannot escape it. We are its slaves. For now we agree with #Pharaoh and his control, but at the same time, discontent and awareness of #evil awakens in us.
From Twitter, 3/20/21
“It is a question of discipline,” the little prince said to me later on. “When you’ve finished your own toilet in the morning, then it is time to attend to the toilet of your planet, just so, with the greatest care.”
Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince
Question: What does it mean “to attend to the toilet of your planet”? A person gets up in the morning and says what?
Answer: He does not like what is happening to him, to others, to everyone.
Comment: Now there is a pandemic, a virus, you cannot meet anyone, fly anywhere…
My Response: Yes. One must agree with what is happening because this is actually the most correct way. One just needs to justify the Creator. This is the most correct path to the best state.
We just do not understand why this is happening, what is this best state to which we must advance in such a terrible way. None of us likes this world. Everyone would rearrange it in their own way.
Question: Does this agreement: “Whatever You do is for the good. Thank You so much for everything you are doing” mean to attend to the toilet of your planet?
Answer: The Creator does all according to our state. We should be His partners. However, since we are not His partners, He needs to bend us a little and, accordingly, still direct the “boat” in this direction.
Question: That is my understanding. So, does this mean putting my planet in order?
Question: Do I then advance without suffering?
Answer: This is, of course, not possible. On the contrary, I should accept these sufferings as corrections and be happy about them because they heal me.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/31/20
Answer: The Book of Zohar is a commentary on the Five Books of the Torah. It comments on each passage and explains what is hidden behind the allegories and behind the everyday language in which the Torah is written.
It seems to us that the Torah tells about history, geography, and certain earthly incidents. And The Book of Zohar raises all this to the next level and speaks of those forces that descend into our world and form everything spiritual.
Through the picture of our world, through the earthly description, together with The Zohar, you seem to enter a spiritual state and start to see not a world of physical images but of higher forces.
You begin to live in it as in a spiritual matrix that influences you and you influence it. You tear yourself away from your body, bare your inner properties and forces, abstract from everything you feel with your five corporeal senses (vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch), and bind yourself only with your soul.
All properties, forces, desires, thoughts, and intentions that remain with you after you cut off everything earthly from yourself begin to contact the forces that The Book of Zohar describes. It explains to you how you can now put yourself in order as if “combing” yourself inside your soul.
How can you create a new order in you every time: new occurrences, new shifts, connections, combinations of different properties, thoughts, intentions in order to understand more deeply with whom you are dealing.
As a result, it turns out that the soul, which now manifests itself in you in isolation from everything earthly, in the form of your inner forces, begins to draw to you the qualities of the Creator. But they are also your qualities; they are portrayed on you.
It turns out that on one side there is you, on the other side is the Creator, and there is a screen between you upon which your joint properties are depicted. These joint properties can change depending on how you change.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #7
Answer: Kabbalah says that in his perception of the world, a man consists of two components, the desire and the mind. The most important is his desire.
Our desires can be egoistic, i.e., completely aimed at revealing oneself and the world precisely in an egoistic manner, in terms of personal comfort. They can also be altruistic, that is, opposed to egoism. But altruistic desires do not initially exist in nature, they need to be achieved. When we enter above the egoistic area of our cognition of nature, we investigate it, as it were, independent of ourselves.
However, this is relative independence because it is us who are exploring anyway. But this is completely different research, which speaks of what exists outside of a man, and how he can attain, cognize, and use it.
Thus, there are two types of cognition: cognition in egoism and cognition in the property of bestowal and love to others when a man, as if from himself, emotionally transmigrates into others. Then he feels the world outside himself. These two types of cognition are studied by Kabbalah.
Our brain is just an auxiliary tool. It helps us connect pictures of the world, either egoistically or altruistically, helps us explore them, and is directing us to this.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 9/2/18
Answer: Everything is totally and precisely predetermined from the beginning of the spiritual path to its end, and there is nowhere you can escape from it. You must reach the root of your soul which has descended from point B to point A, and you must return from point A to point B by your own efforts.
This process can be described by three lines. The first line (1) is the descent from the world of infinity to our world. The second line (2) is the history of our world, our corporeal path (6,000 years). And the third line (3) is the ascent back to the world of infinity
Descents and ascents have practically no time. But we are returning to our root.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/30/18
Answer: The fact is that today the Russian speaking audience is the most receptive in the world, for several reasons.
First, the majority of the Jewish nation lived in the territory of Czarist Russia and in Eastern Europe, which impregnated this area with its Kabbalistic ideas. This is very important. The land itself began to grow Kabbalists.
Second, while the wisdom of Kabbalah was gradually revealed starting from the 16th century, from the time of the ARI who lived in the land of Israel, in Safed, it mainly developed in Russia in the areas where the Jews in Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine lived, which is where Kabbalists lived.
Many Kabbalah books, which are still famous today and which we study quite often, were written in these places in the 17th to 19th centuries. So from a territorial perspective, Russia is the birthplace of modern Kabbalah. It is the reason that part of the Jewish nation, and not only the Jewish nation, which grew there, perceives the wisdom of Kabbalah so well and is drawn to the attainment of spirituality.
I can see an inclination to study Kabbalah in these people and I welcome them warmly and make sure that I satisfy their spiritual yearning.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the attainment of the meaning of life and of the whole structure of creation. It explains how the system works, how it operates, and how a person can impact it.
So apparently it is not a coincidence that I speak Russian. I know Hebrew only in the framework of studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, but my mother tongue is Russian and I think and feel in Russian. It is impossible to part from that, although I came to Israel in 1974. This is my fate.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/2/18