My Thoughts On Twitter, 9/2/17

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How Can We Resemble The Creator?

laitman_255Question: Do I have to learn the Creator’s attributes if I want to resemble Him? What are those attributes?

Answer: The Creator’s attributes are love and bestowal and so we have to learn to love and to bestow.

I do not mean that we have to love and bestow like we do in our world where I choose whom I want to bestow unto and whom to love as long as it gives me pleasure. Rather, it is about love and bestowal in the spiritual sense.

This means that I ascend from inside myself without taking into account any desire, attribute, or intention that I have because I only have one goal: to fill the other with pleasure. The other refers to a total stranger who does not give me any pleasure in return (like my small child or a family member does).

I am absolutely indifferent to the other one. And even more, if he is indifferent to me, this is one thing, but if I hate him? Then this is an even more serious test. Then I must correct my hatred for love. There are two phases in our ascent and in resembling the Creator. The first is an ascent toward love and bestowal unto those whom I treat in an ordinary manner.

The second is an ascent toward “love thy enemies” as the greatest possible love. The first phase is called GE, or a state of smallness and the second phase is called AHP or a state of greatness of the soul.

Question: Is there an action of courage in spirituality?

Answer: I do not want to speak about specific attributes because then I would have to explain what courage, tranquility, humility, patience, rage, or domination mean in spirituality. All our attributes are essential in order to reach the resemblance of the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/2/17

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The Principle Of The Influence Of The Book Of Zohar

laitman_526Question: According to what I understand, reading The Book of Zohar without understanding its content is not a scientific approach; the Reforming Light is a new phenomenon that has not yet been discovered by science. How does the mechanism of the influence of the Light work?

Answer: I can say only one thing: modern science and higher modern science are not prepared to discover the principle according to which The Book of Zohar operates. It is truly an unscientific approach and I confirm this as a scientist.

Science in our world works within the five physical senses; therefore, it cannot be involved with what is found outside of them. We perceive only what enters into our senses, and what is outside of them is as if nothing exists for us. But there is a vast world that we are not aware of and don’t feel because we were created in such a way that we are not prepared to feel it.

The Book of Zohar is involved with expanding the absorption of our senses and makes it possible for us to perceive additional information that we call the upper world.

This is not science, I agree. I was also involved with science in my first professional biocybernetics, and so I understand what you are talking about.

But like The Book of Zohar, the wisdom of Kabbalah also says from the start that it is a different science. If in ordinary science we are involved in an attempt to discover the world around us, so the wisdom of Kabbalah opens inner abilities in us and we perceive the world around us more deeply and wider.

In other words, there is a science that determines the characteristics of a person within which are found what he perceives and investigates. And there is a science that is the wisdom of Kabbalah, which develops the characteristics of the person and investigates what is perceived in the extended characteristics.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/17

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New Life 871 – The Stages Of The Method Of Correction

New Life 871 – The Stages Of The Method Of Correction
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Why is the recognition of evil an essential phase in the process of the correction of our desires? What are the means we can use in this process and what is the goal that we all aspire for? We have to change our internal attributes in order to change the picture of our reality.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 871–The Stages Of The Method Of Correction,” 6/22/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 9/4/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, “Arvut

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 103

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “Rewarded—I Will Hasten It, Not Rewarded—In Its Time”

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“In Order That He May Establish You Today As His People”

laitman_933.jpgTorah, Deuteronomy 29:11 – 29:12: That you may enter the covenant of the Lord, your God, and His oath, which the Lord, your God, is making with you this day, in order to establish you this day as His people, and that He will be your God, as He spoke to you, and as He swore to your forefathers to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Question: It is written: “In order to establish you this day as His people.” But haven’t the people been His throughout this entire journey?

Answer: Not at all! The people of the Creator are people who are totally interconnected with each other by the nature of the Creator. This is complete bestowal, complete love, complete substitution of each other, while they exist not in the sense of “me” but only “we.”

On entering the land of Israel, it does not exist. No one wishes bad to one another, but there is no mutual assistance. Each one is separate, on his own.

Mutual assistance is called love, but it is not. After all, the forty-year passage through the desert is meant only to rise above the ego from Malchut to Bina. And it is possible to begin to connect them together only now.

Question: Then, at what stage is the principle love covers all transgressions realized?

Answer: It is only in the land of Israel. In the desert, there is no love, but the people understand that it is ahead. It is clear to them what they can do and what they cannot; that is, it is only to rise above the ego, not work with it.

Therefore, entering “the covenant of the Lord, your God” and accepting “His oath” is taking place only now.

Question: Did this not happen at Mount Sinai?

Answer: No. There the responsibility to start this work was assumed, and then doing it begins. But the work consists of two parts. The first part is the movement toward the land of Israel. The second one is to work in the land of Israel with a desire that will be corrected for bestowal and love.

Love for one’s neighbor is the goal of the development of humanity and every human being in order to become similar to the Creator who is in a state of complete bestowal.

For us, the state of complete bestowal is defined as love for each other. We know that this is our ultimate goal, but we are still far from it. In none of our desires can we now become similar to the Creator. We can only rise above our egoism, that is, become neutral in something, but no more.

Movement in the desert still continues, but with the intention of love your neighbor as yourself.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/9/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 9/1/17

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The ego’s yardstick is money. Today people buy power, courts, culture, media—this is the ego’s absolute power & here lies #society’s death

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Freedom In The Last Generation

laitman_961.2Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: The freedom of the individual must be kept if it is not harmful to the majority of the public.

The last generation is a concept that is extensive with respect to time, development, and the process of internalizing the spiritual laws. It is a gradual, consistent liberation of society from all egoistic connections. This concept includes family, relationships between spouses and between parents and children, the education of the next generation, and so on.

It is not so simple to implement. Taking into account that all of humanity is very heterogeneous and needs to be brought to a state of unity, equality, and being a global circle, this is a big and complex job.

Question: When a person is removed from the society of the last generation, in what way does he harm society?

Answer: These are specific individuals who are not able to accept the methodology of the correction of their nature with the ordinary methods provided by the leaders of the last generation. These individuals are removed from the general masses and are dealt with separately. But no one, under no circumstances, judges them negatively.

Everything comes from the structure of the spiritual form in which there are four egoistic levels: zero, one, two, and three. Each requires a specific method of correction. That is why different methods are implemented with each of them.

Besides those, there are also people who are outside the parameters of these levels of egoism—they are the so-called Lev HaEven (the stony heart). They cannot be affected by any method of correction and ultimately fall outside of the general population. They must be dealt with separately and be influenced in special ways.

Question: What is freedom of individuality? How is it expressed?

Answer: We have no right to force any methodology of correction on a person; we can only do whatever is possible so that the individual would want to implement it himself, come to accept it himself, and master it himself.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 6/19/17

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How Are Spiritual Laws Revealed?

3Question: You say that Kabbalah studies the laws of nature. Does this mean that we look at nature and mimic it?

Answer: This is not the nature that we study as natural sciences like botany, zoology, etc.

Kabbalists investigate the relationship between all parts of nature, ours and that which is hidden from us, in its absolutely complete integral state. This is the subject of the study of Kabbalah.

The main thing is that we include in ourselves, our abilities to attain. And afterward, we begin to see that only as we improve our organs of perception, when we make them also infinite and perfect, it becomes possible to feel and understand nature and the Creator.

Spiritual laws are revealed in us to the extent that we can be in the quality of bestowal and love, in the quality above our own egotistic nature because we have developed the corresponding sensory organs.

Question: And before that, we can only hear that they exist?

Answer: We can read about this, but we do not understand what we are reading about.

Question: Do we have to believe in the existence of such laws?

Answer: There is no need to believe in anything. We must open our senses, raise them to the level of the quality of bestowal. Then, we will be able to explore the higher nature.

Nature is divided into two parts. One of them, the lowest or selfish nature of our world, works on the property of receiving. In this part we can comprehend all the laws of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature functioning at the level of the material world.

But, in addition, there is the nature of the next, upper world, which works inversely like a mirror image, to bestow, not to receive.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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