I Want The Truth!

Laitman_632.2Remark: You are like kids in a sandbox, role-playing friendship and love, that is, things that you do not feel…

My Comment: This is not our invention. This is what Kabbalists—people who have already attained spirituality—write and explain to us that there is no other way.

Even if I take half a step toward the goal, it is nevertheless a great achievement for me. I cannot imagine where I am in relation to perfection, to the Creator, and therefore, half a step is very important to me. I want to devote my inconsequential material (animal) life to a life that is human—to the attainment of the Creator.

If you do not want to, don’t. Except, what is left for you in life?

Remark: But all of this is a game, and I want the truth…

My Comment: You will receive the truth when you have the corresponding perception toward the spiritual. In the meantime, you need to play how a child plays. We advance according to nature. Like a child accumulates experience until reaching maturity in the mind and heart (in the senses), we do it similarly. For us, this is really serious work.

Twenty years pass before a child becomes an adult and barely begins to understand something about life. Similarly, it can also take us twenty years. Indeed, it is all a game, but one with a precise intention.

Children do not understand that they are playing, because by nature they do everything automatically. We, however, understand that we need to play, and therefore, we create a correct environment for ourselves so that by playing in it, we pull ourselves up to the level of an adult, namely, that of a Kabbalist.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 3/22/18

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The Culture Of The 21st Century: Dogs Replacing Children

laitman_571.08In the News (CNBC.com): Why companies are offering ‘furternity’ leave to new pet owners”

“…one marketing firm in Minnesota has started offering ‘furternity’ leave for all new pet moms and dads.

“The policy is part of a growing trend in pet-friendly workplace policies and a way to offer workers flexibility they might not have otherwise. …

“A number of companies already offer pet-friendly offices. At Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, the company says more than 6,000 dogs share the workspace with employees. Dogs enjoy a floor designed for pet play in one of the company’s buildings and the company even opened a special dog park that’s also open to the community. …

“At Minneapolis marketing firm Nina Hale, furternity leave allows new pet owners to work remotely for a week after adopting a pet. The policy gives pet parents the opportunity to bond with their furry friends as they acclimate to new surroundings. …

“Pet friendly benefits like pet leave, pet bereavement and pet health insurance are growing in popularity, Steven Feldman, an executive director at Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), tells the Society for Human Resources Management. It’s a “signal you’re looking at the employee’s entire family,” he adds. It’s also a way to entice young workers, the largest pet-owning generation.”

Comment: They have pet strollers, pet coloring, dog therapy, dog aromatherapy, dog church, and dog pools. It looks like we are moving to a culture where dogs replace children.

My Comment Yes. However, on the other hand, humanity has not stopped feeling the need to take care of somebody. Do you remember the Tamagotchi toy? It had to be constantly fed and taken care of.

We need to understand that human nature demands attachment. One is still bound, unwittingly, to his or her apartment, to smells, to everything! I see this as a huge internal, but not yet conscious, longing for communication between people, which, unfortunately, does not receive its normal expression, its release.

We therefore replace people with animals. Actually, it’s not that far off.  People feel that their dog is their friend, and the dog feels a friend and a master in their owners, and we are mutually devoted to each other.

Practically, we know people who have pets that eat from the same plate with them. They feel no difference between them because such contact occurs at the animal level. It does not need any major expressions, achievements, tensions and participation. I lower myself to the level of an animal; I reach out to him and he responds back to me, and we are both content.

Let us hope that this period will pass, and it certainly will pass because humanity is evolving and we will have to achieve contact with each other. Then all that contact with the animals will disappear. Like any other part of evolution and movement toward the lower levels, it will eventually die out. We will not have much interest in cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters, etc.

Question: Will we get such a yearning for each other? Will we uncover and reveal it?

Answer: We will understand that we still lack communication. Phones, virtual communications, dogs, lonely apartments, empty benches in public parks, and so on—it will all go away because we are changing, whether we like it or not. Let time do its work.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/27/18

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New Life #1055 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah as a Scientific Method, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The results of the research in the wisdom of Kabbalah are beneficial to the whole of humanity because the Kabbalist opens a way for everyone to reach out to the Creator.

The researcher is the material being studied because the Kabbalist studies the world within himself. In other words, he adapts himself to what is concealed from him and examines his behavior under the conditions he wishes to investigate. Furthermore, he himself is the ruler with which he measures how much the upper force dwells in him. Proof is attained when the researcher reaches and reveals the same level as his Kabbalistic predecessors did. The results of these historic experiments have been recorded in the writings of Kabbalah for 6,000 years. In general, the Kabbalist studies how the thought of creation is realized in him or how much he can resemble the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1055 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah As A Scientific Method, Part 2” 9/4/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10/16/18

Lesson Preparation

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 71

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Everything Is Achieved By Prayer

laitman_239Question: What desires are there in spirituality besides the desires to connect with other people?

Answer: None. We come from the broken vessel of Adam, and therefore we only need to unite with each other. There is no need to philosophize. I do not know how I need to connect, with whom, by what properties, etc. I only have to expose myself to the influence of the upper Light.

I cannot be smarter than the upper Light, but can only cause its impact so that it corrects me. I cannot be above the point of my correction, and so I only ask. Everything is achieved only by prayer.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/13/18

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See The True Picture Of The World

laitman_928Question: Are my desires also a test?

Answer: Your desires are the basis on which you build your spiritual Kli (vessel). There is nothing superfluous, nothing hostile in the world.

Try to see in everything the property of the Creator, His preparation, His help, meaning that which is referred to as help against you. You will then find that all of a person’s external and internal problems are needed only to recognize that it is all done by the Creator.

When you begin to agree that everything comes from the Creator, you will suddenly begin to feel your connection with Him through all these problems. I feel bad here, I feel bad there, but it is also different: the Creator does all this so that you direct yourself to Him.

It turns out that you already create the correct picture of our world and the spiritual world. So try to act this way at every moment, and you will see how everything will become manifested in you: how the picture of our world that obscures the truth will begin to dissolve. You will understand that it is all a sham, a theater that the Creator purposely portrays in front of you, and that you have to see Him through all these puppets, as He acts on you.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/3/2018

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Why Respect A Person?

laitman_294.3Question: What basic feelings and virtues of each person deserve respect and why are so many people deprived of it?

Answer: We need to respect only the aspirations and efforts of a person that are aimed at humanity’s benefit. Not for the good of oneself, one’s nation, or one’s family, but only for the benefit of humanity. If we respect this, we will see the extent to which a person overcomes his egoistic nature for the sake of belonging to, and sacrificing for, the entire world.

I think all people should overcome themselves, their egoistic desire. If each of us sacrifices ourselves in this way, then in response we should receive gratitude and respect from society. Everyone—the children at home, the wife, the relatives, the parents, the environment, the friends, and the whole world—should be grateful to a person and appreciate him only to the extent of his contribution to society.

A person is created in such a way that he needs the recognition of society. By this, in essence, he expresses himself, his “I.” If we make society protect a person and respond to his contribution to humanity, this will obligate everyone to be an active part of humanity. We will see from everyone only good things in relation to the entirety of human society and we will see what contribution each one makes.

Therefore, we need to establish such laws in our society so that everyone can be assessed only by their contribution to humanity and so that it is easily visible.

If we measure a person only according to these criteria, if everyone knows that this is how he is assessed, this is how he is treated, then he will have no way out. He will have to become a healthy cell in the general body, that is, a person that is as useful as possible for humanity.
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The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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New Life #1054 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah As A Scientific Method, Part 1

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Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

By nature, the person is a small, egoistic animal who does not see beyond the limits of his perception. Only after we transcend our nature and acquire the loving nature of the Creator can we investigate His providence over us. The wisdom of Kabbalah is based on experiments that a person conducts within himself after he transcends his egoistic nature. It investigates the hidden world that is not perceived in our five senses. The Kabbalistic researcher must prepare himself by being present simultaneously in both the force of giving and the force of receiving in order to successfully experiment. He studies his nature as opposed to the nature of the Creator, which is a supreme force or a force of giving and benevolence. The main research question is, “How do I discover the upper force in the maximum at every moment in my life?”
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1054 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah As A Scientific Method, Part 1” 9/4/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10/15/18

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My Thoughts On Twitter 10/14/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Evil is our great helper since only out of evil can we need good and appeal to good.
Hence, there’s no good that doesn’t come from evil, and in that good, the Creator’s greatness is raised. Being the great egoists that we are, we remember the Creator only when we feel bad.

The Creator made us as an imprint of Himself, like a seal and its imprint.
We gradually develop in that imprint until we start to feel opposite to the light, Creator. Then we’ll be ready to “exterminate” the qualities opposite to the Creator, rising above them in equivalence to Him.

The Creator’s main quality is his singularity, universality, “There’s none else besides Him.” Hence He can be revealed from the quality opposite to Him—the lack of a single upper force in everything that happens. It’s precisely from this state that we aspire to His revelation.

A child doesn’t worry about anything because he feels the mother’s absolute care, and therefore feels no need to worry about himself. Thus, by caring for others, we neutralize their egoistic desires and thoughts of self. That’s how the principle of mutual guarantee (Arvut) works.

Thoughts aren’t yours—they’re sent to you. Desires aren’t yours—they’re awoken in you. Decisions aren’t yours—they’re made for you. Actions aren’t yours. Everything passes through me and goes somewhere. I’m inside the Creator’s system. When I nullify like an embryo, I feel Him.

We usually perform actions with the intention of receiving rewards in this world or the next world. In Kabbalah we perform actions with the intention to bestow—in spite of the desire, not for a reward, beyond connection to self, i.e., faith—bestowal above reason—reception

…… one should care only about one’s own country, which is what #Trump is suggesting.

International processes are now unmanageable. Nations are annoyed by the elites’ global aspirations since it diverts them from governing their own countries. Conclusion: focus on yourself instead of “correcting” the world ….

Kabbalah is a wisdom about a new attitude to reality where we accept that reality depends not on our reason/feelings, but on perceiving the quality of bestowal instead of our egoism. It’s seeing reality the way it’s seen by the upper force, which bestows upon us.
From Twitter, 10/14/18

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