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“When Sinners Sleep, Good for Them and Good for the World”

36Comment: Some scientists say that dreams are not a figment of the imagination, but a conscious preparation for the future. In a dream, the brain practices survival techniques in extreme situations.

My Response: During sleep, the brain reboots. It rearranges its memory and everything else. Therefore, sometimes we see very interesting dreams. Even babies who have no impressions see dreams. A reboot of the brain takes place, a shifting of memory zones and sensations, and we feel it all like dreams.

Question: Is it possible to say that even an ordinary person in a dream is less connected with his egoism and therefore, as if, connects with some common thought?

Answer: Of course. When a person sleeps, he cannot do anything wrong. Therefore, it is said that “when sinners sleep, good for them and good for the world.”
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/28/22

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Understanding the Thought of Nature

759By understanding nature more and more, we begin to ponder about what must have been the initial motive of the force that created it. Then we involuntarily begin to rise above all the actions of nature to the initial thought of creation.

We see how at the foundation of all the laws of nature there is a thought and there is nothing in it that was not planned in advance, did not have some meaning, and did not develop according to a certain plan. We are talking about the objective existence of the upper force and about the general plan of the impact of its act of creation upon us.

When we look at ourselves and the world around us, we generally understand that there is some kind of project here, a plan that is constantly being implemented. Even looking at our society, no matter however you spin it, try to stop its development. It still goes forward, and it is impossible to stop it just as it is impossible to stop the changing of seasons.

In nature nothing happens without a plan, without a program, and all this does not exist by itself. And if we see how everything comes and goes, takes place according to some kind of cycles and laws, then the fulfillment of the laws of nature confuses us.

We believe that some things are natural, it is supposed to be so. Like when a child says: “The plate broke by itself” not realizing that this cannot be. And the plate broke because he misbehaved. We are the same.

For example, we say: “Summer has finally arrived.” Why did it come? “Because there was winter before it.” This is not the answer but simply an observation. The reason lies in a deeper understanding of nature. That is, we cannot look at the world around us like animals and accept it as is. If I want to answer why, then I must still delve into the force that governs everything.

We must reach the Creator, understand Him, attain Him, and feel Him, to the point of becoming completely equal to Him. And then we will know everything that He created: what it was done for, how, and for what purpose.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/21/22

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Sleep Is Time for Rest

627.2Question: In your blog, you wrote (and this is confirmed by various studies) that it is better for spouses to sleep in different rooms. What is the reason for this?

Answer: To stay out of each other’s way, to sleep well, and that is it. One must sleep alone. There are no high matters here. Just allocate necessary time for sleep, and then get up and practice self-improvement.

Question: Is it that simple?

Answer: You thought that I would talk about prophetic dreams, about spirits visiting us in a dream, about the ascent of the soul to some worlds during sleep, and how it then descends back. All this exists, but in a completely different, not magical form.

Sleep is an inhibited state of brain activity, which is necessary for the brain in order to reboot itself, to re-sort all the data of sensations, impressions, memories and everything else. For this, sleep is needed not only physically, but also purely physiologically.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/28/22

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The Eternal Work of the Soul

963.1Question: What happens to the soul when a person sleeps?

Answer: During sleep, there is a reboot in various parts of the brain, meaning the work during the day continues in it. Nothing else.

Question: It is like there are two systems. One system is the soul in which some spiritual processes take place. The other is the physiological body, which, let’s say, is sleeping now, and its brain activity is suspended.

So, at this time, can the soul continue to conduct some kind of active action? Does it even matter that the owner of this body is sleeping?

Answer: It always happens that way. A person can be distracted, do something, or be busy with something, and his soul continues to function as it should.

In Kabbalah, a dream has a special meaning. During sleep, there is a reboot of the brain and even partly of the soul. In this way, a person prepares for his next state.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/28/22

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How Can You Show Someone Else the Importance of Spirituality?

294.3Question: How can you show someone else the importance of spirituality when you only fantasize and have never felt it?

Answer: The importance of spirituality should be presented in the form of something higher, better, general, as a state of interconnection, friendship, love, and mutual understanding. You can imagine this in more detail by disintegrating it into some compound parts.

For example, spirituality is full interaction, full incorporation in each other. Love is mutual pliability, lowering oneself, elevating another, understanding what he needs, helping him move forward. This is a lot of all kinds of interactions: receiving from another because he wants me to receive; how can I help him and fill him, and so on.

This approach leads to close interaction, to the point that we stop seeing where I am and where he is. And at this point where “I” and “he” disappear, there is a feeling of the upper degree.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. How to Play the Importance of the Spiritual?” 11/3/09

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The Concept of “Body” in the Material and Spiritual

962.1Question: It is said that the Creator hates bodies. Why? After all, these are His creations.

Answer: In Kabbalah, the body is called the egoism of a person. And since the Creator is an absolute desire to bestow, above our egoism, it does not coincide at all with the egoistic intentions of man, and therefore it is said that He hates “bodies,” meaning He is the opposite of the ego.

The Creator created egoism on purpose so that, proceeding from the opposite quality, man would attain Him. After all, everything we attain is attained on the basis of opposites.

And our biological bodies are at the animal level. The Creator has no complaints about them. You satisfy your animal desires, please, it doesn’t matter.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/21/22

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“What is freedom?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What is freedom?

Freedom is a state where we rise above our restrictive limits and give everything we can for society’s benefit. Doing so gives us the opportunity to feel absolutely free from every restraint.

How does it work that we become free when we give everything possible for society’s benefit? It is because we then feel no limits from our egoistic nature—the desire to enjoy at the expense of others and nature—because we use it with an intention to bestow, i.e. a desire to benefit others and nature.

Acquiring an intention to bestow upon our egoistic nature, which can be achieved through exercising giving and positive connection in society, is our life’s purpose. When we acquire the new intention to bestow upon our inborn desire to receive, we gain access to a state of eternity and perfection: unlimited fulfillment, complete perception and total connection with others and nature.

Based on the video “Kabbalah Express” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Israel Shimshon on June 24, 2022.

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/19/22

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic “The Ruin as an Opportunity for Correction”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Meaning of Conception and Birth” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Study of the Ten Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 3,” “Inner Observtion,” Chapter 7, Item 1

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