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Obtain the Land of Israel

933The fact of the matter is that the Creator delivered our holy land from the foreigners and has given it back to us, yet we have not received the land into our own authority, since the time of reception has not yet come, as we explained concerning the complete attainment (Baal HaSulam,“A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”).

We must keep trying to correct ourselves. The time and opportunity will come when we will be able to do this and will treat each other as the people of Israel should—with love and mutual support for each other, completely unselfishly.

Then we will feel ourselves truly in a country that is called straight to the Creator (Yashar El)— Israel.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/26/22

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Information Boom and How We Perceive It

962.8Question: In the world now people have so much varying information crammed into them every day; this affects people in many ways. Is there anything to help people not get confused, but to stand firm and take the next step in our development? It is very difficult for people now. In the past, this has never happened.

Answer: This has not happened in the past, because people did not have such a massive amount of information. On the other hand, we need not to reduce the amount of information, but to correctly direct a person to the perception of it. Then everything will be fine.

A person will very quickly, correctly, and effectively sort out all the information that will try to move into him. Of course, there are many interesting things, but I cannot hear everything, read everything, and see everything. I am not able to pass all the information that is constantly being updated in the world through my five senses. It is just not possible.

And there is no need to do it. Each of us involuntarily becomes a filter in the way of the information that surrounds us.

Therefore, everyone should choose for themselves something basic, a little bit of the secondary and that’s it. What about everything else? There is nothing I can do about the fact that I will not read all the books, will not watch all the movies, will not see all the ballets, and so on.

Question: According to what should a person place some kind of limits for himself?

Answer: According to what he wants to achieve in life. If I am engaged in some interesting issue and this is my specialty, then I devote all my time to it. I try to fill myself only with it and dedicate an additional five percent of my total time to the events in the world.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/29/22

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Lack of Correspondence to the Holy Land

747.03Comment: It is written in all the sources that if the people of Israel do not correspond to the Holy Land, which they received as collateral, then it spits them out.

My Response: The disparity between the people’s qualities and the country’s qualities will lead to the fact that the country we are building will not be established. Since the land on which we would like to settle is special and is intended for us only when we are corrected, it will simply throw us out of here if we try to develop it while remaining uncorrected.

We should not think that this will happen through some special qualities. Just as the Romans came 2,000 years ago and threw us out of here, the same thing will happen now if we do not reach the quality of connection between us in an acceptable time frame.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/26/22

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What Is Man’s Perception?

928Question: At the moment, the world is going through a relatively complex stage of its development. We are attacked by a sea of information every day. A person’s reality is literally comprised of all the population and the entire world with its quick, abrupt changes. In an instant, your life can fall apart or on the contrary, rise from the ashes.

Sometimes one wonders how a person can survive in this kind of world, how he or she can keep the right foundation for his development, and how he can perceive everything that transpires correctly?

What is human perception? Is it a quality, a property, or an ability?

Answer: The world is what is given to us in our sensations. The world in itself is unknown and uninteresting to us, we don’t feel it and don’t even wish to know what it is. What interests us is how to change our sensations so that they are more certain, full, and predictable in relation to a new state.

There is such a concept as a thing-in-itself, the world-in-itself, but I would not say that this is what attracts us.

Question: Meaning, that there is a human being while perception is what is being added to him. Does this state have some kind of spiritual root?

Answer: I would say that a human being is that which perceives the surrounding world. And it is measured by how man perceives it. One’s entire worldview depends only on his or her perception. And all his aspirations in life amount to making his perception dependent only on him as much as possible.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/29/22

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“The Children of Israel Sighed from the Labor“

562.01We cannot just ask to acquire the qualities of bestowal because it is against our nature. How can I ask for something I do not know? Therefore, the Torah, Exodus 2:23, says:…and the children of Israel sighed from the labor…

They wanted to exit Egyptian slavery, that is, the control of egoism, and once they discovered that they were unable to do this, they began to shout: “How can we exit it? And if we do not exit, it will destroy us, we will remain like animals, in the intention ‘for our own sake.’ How can we rise to the level of man?” “Man – Adam” comes from the word “Domeh” –  similar to the Creator.

This is the tragedy that they felt in their condition in Egypt. Therefore, their cry rose to the Creator, and the Creator began to liberate them from slavery.

Question: Does it mean that they were not shouting because of Pharaoh’s hard work like we usually imagine?

Answer: This is the hard work: they wanted to exit their egoistic intention but discovered that they cannot. They were ready to do everything, but they could not do it. All their attempts and efforts are this scream.

Every person should reach such a state.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/19/22

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On the Ruins of a Dream of a Bright Future

547.05Comment: In European countries, such as France and Germany, the birth rate is falling. Today, Europeans do not want to have children and openly talk about it.

My Response: This will be the case in most countries of the civilized world. We see no benefit, no purpose, in childbearing. “What do I need this for?! I live in such a way that I curse my life, I feel completely aimless in it, unfulfilled, and it’s all a burden to me. Why should I have children?! So that they live even worse than me?!”

Today humanity has already passed the peak of its development. For many thousands of years we have been climbing and climbing, and we always had the hope that the next generation would be better off. People had a dream, and it didn’t matter that it was incomprehensible, inexplicable.

So, both in Europe and in America, people hoped that they were living in order for their children to be better, and for their grandchildren to be even better. At the end of the twentieth century, the peak of such an attitude to life passed without being noticed. We don’t think like that anymore.

I have talked to hundreds of people all over the world and they all clearly understand this problem. Humanity has lost hope that it is developing for the better.

Why give birth?! For what?! I can allow one child for myself. Not for the child, but for myself. That is, we are egoists, we are ready to give birth to a child so that we have something to do, something to play with, to make life more pleasant for ourselves. But not for the child.

If we thought about them, about the unborn, we would not have given birth to them. After all, we see that our life, as a result, is not filled with anything good; it’s the pursuit of existence in a continuous struggle. And for what?

Even in ancient wisdom it is said: “Not by your will you are born, not by your will you live, not by your will you die.” So why should I do it to them? What would I suffer all my life for? Just to provide them with some kind of existence? What for? What’s the point?

Today, this issue is facing humanity more clearly, acutely, and realistically.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Europe Today” 1/26/11

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/24/22

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic “The Approach to Studying the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Matan Torah” (Giving of the Torah) 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Study of the Ten Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 2,” “Inner Observation,” Chapter 3, Item 28

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Selected Highlights

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