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Acceleration Of Spiritual Development

laitman_938.04Question: American neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky said: “Alter one gene among tens of thousands, and approximately half way through one’s life there occurs a dramatic transformation of personality.” Taking the ten as an example, how does the development of an individual soul influence the system as a whole?

Answer: We can influence the development of all souls in the entire system that represents one soul and bring it to the state of Adam from the word “Domeh,” which means “similar to the Creator.”

If we accomplish this through our own efforts, we will accelerate our development, but not under nature’s compelling blows, as they say, “with a stick,” but we move ourselves toward the goal.

In essence, our only opportunity to progress is in an acceleration of our development. In this case, we will naturally get rid of this stick that hits us from behind and progress independently like a child who wants to be learning on his own and not by coercion.

We already exist in our ultimate, perfect state, we just don’t sense it. We need to walk all the way through and accumulate certain conditions, then we will feel that final state.

Question: Does the acceleration depend on us?

Answer: It depends on how we get together. Such gatherings as congresses and even being together like we are now, significantly speed up our spiritual development. So it is worth doing it more often.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/9/20

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Signs Of Soul Growth

laitman_939.02Question: What are the external and internal signs of your soul growing?

Answer: When we start connecting, we give the light an opportunity to spread inside of us. We are beginning to sense and perceive it as fulfilling. In that we see the system of connection between us, in other words, we attain the structure of the soul. This is the most important part because as we gain insight into the structure of the soul relative to how it comes to life influenced by the light flowing through it, we begin to sense the Creator talking to us: how in a wavelike pattern He changes the relationships between us and how by altering the connections between us we can respond to Him. This is our contact, our communication, with the Creator.

Question: Does a person whose soul is growing feel that he is changing?

Answer: Very much so. It all happens absolutely realistically through mutual contact between a person and the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/9/20

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Restore The Broken System

laitman_929Question: People are organized in such a way that everyone has a different immune system. There are people who are born with some kinds of genetic ailments, deviations, etc. Are there such deviations in spirituality? Does the science of Kabbalah teach how to get rid of them? After all, there are things that are invisible to the human eye.

Answer: Everything is determined by our starting point. Each of us is a cell of one single organism called “Adam.” This system was created by the upper light and together with it, it participates in everything that is happening and in what exists.

The upper light acts on this system, and it gradually changes, reveals its properties and, in turn, affects the light through its feedback. We are the particles of this system.

It went through a great path of development under the influence of the light that created, filled, and shattered it. And now all of its particles are in various states of half-life and decay. We must again assemble them into the same system in which they existed before the shattering, that is, restore it.

Imagine a toy that was assembled from cubes and then broken, and now you have to collect these cubes in the same system as before. This is our work, and it is very difficult.

We must change our nature in order to draw closer to each other, “cube to cube”; we must desire this connection—understanding what cubes to work with, how we need to interact, and why we are doing this—because otherwise unification will not take place.

But we ourselves do not have the strength for this. We only desire that this will happen. Therefore, all our work is to invoke the influence of the upper light, the unifying force that will gradually bring us together into one whole, as we used to be before the shattering.

The process of our restoration is this very sequence of the states that we must go through. This is our spiritual life.

And our corporeal life is much more broken and dispersed. During this life, we carry out only a small amount of spiritual actions, although we do not understand this. But if we reveal the science of Kabbalah for ourselves, then we can draw the influence of the upper light that will intensively bring us together, unite, condense, and connect us into those states in which we previously existed.

The upper light understands how to do this. It develops spiritual genes in us that connect us together. We can see in movies how a combination of various chemical, protein structures forms some kind of a system, and in the same way we unite in our internal structures.

Externally we do not feel it. But if we ourselves strive for internal unity, we will begin to feel how we are attracted to or disconnected from each other. And here we already have free will: we move on to this by ourselves or invoke the influence of the upper light. This is the way we act. This is our fate.

We need not wait for nature to teach us, through all kinds of blows and punishments, that it is worth being closer to each other. If we begin to direct ourselves correctly toward the upper light, so that it performs these actions on us, then they will pass quickly and we will be able to feel unity.

In this unity, we will reveal the whole system, the upper force, and our correct present and future states. In principle, even in small associations, we will be able to feel some resemblance to the correct final state. This is something that we can already now reveal and strive toward.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/2/20

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“Do We Have Predestined Fates?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Do we have predestined fates?

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, everything is predetermined.

Nature is a network of fixed laws that cascade serially from a source, extending to this lowest of worlds where we live.

Nothing happens by chance. Everything takes place according to nature’s laws.

Our problem is that we don’t know the laws of nature. We have no idea what will happen in the next moment, and we behave accordingly.

However, while we lack perception of nature’s laws, we need to reach a state where everything is perceived, understood, revealed and open, where we clearly see the complete picture of nature and how nothing happens by chance.

The method of attaining the complete picture of nature’s laws is described in Kabbalistic texts, many of which date back thousands of years.

In terms of fate, it is a driving force. There is fate, but there is no chance. Fate is usually in relation to a situation, i.e., whether or not a certain situation will happen.

If we know nature’s laws, the program that runs our lives, then we know what needs to emerge from that program, and that nothing happens by chance.

Through the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah, we gain the understanding and sensation of the fundamental laws acting in reality.

The more we progress in our awareness of the network of forces acting in reality, the more we recognize the interconnected and interdependent system that binds us at our foundations. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, this system is called “Adam HaRishon.” Through our increasing awareness of that system, we reach increasing identification with the causal force that created and sustains all life, which in Kabbalah has many names, including “upper force,” “Creator,” “upper light,” “nature” and others.

When the system of Adam HaRishon becomes revealed, according to the amount of its revelation toward us, we gain knowledge of the past, present and future, as it all merges into a single picture.

Path To Achieve The Upper Purpose, Part 3

laitman_423.01Causes of Population Change in the World

The wisdom of Kabbalah studies the order of the cascading of the upper forces from the quality that is first revealed in Malchut of the world of infinity in four phases of direct light and then descends to us through Tzimtzum Aleph (first restriction).

Then Partzufim Galgalta, AB, SAG, MA, and BON are formed, then the worlds Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya, and then the special structure is created called Adam, or the common soul, and the shattering of this soul occurs. We are the pieces of this shattering.

As egoism manifests more and more in order to create the possibility of some kind of an ascent and work with it, the general egoistic mass breaks into more and more parts. Therefore, in our world we feel that we are multiplying—the population of the planet grows.

Conversely, if we enter into any negative relationship with each other, then destruction and wars begin, that is, a certain amount of the population is removed.

It is not because war kills people as we think it does, but because in this case humanity needs no large number of people, it therefore can be reduced. If there is suffering, fewer souls can also fulfill their purpose. This is the way to look at an increase or decrease in the population on Earth.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 8/18/19

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Male And Female, Part 3

laitman_746.01Where Did Male and Female Parts Come From?

Question: All of creation is a desire to enjoy. The desire to enjoy for my own sake is called female part and for the sake of the Creator the male part. What does this mean?

Answer: The female and male parts were not initially manifested in the created being because the created being had to develop.

This is similar to how our universe was created from the smallest particle of energy but energy of the highest class, the highest level. There was enough of it to create everything there is in our space, which we still do not know about yet. It is billions of times bigger than what we might imagine today, with everything that fills it.

It was all born from a small particle of energy that broke through the upper degree to our degree.

This particle included everything in itself: all kinds of positive and negative qualities that later expanded, developed, and become opposite to each other. Yet, all of them came from one point in which these qualities were in a potential state with no difference between them.

Therefore, if we are talking about a man and a woman, then their prototype is such a point, such an image called Adam in whom there were practically neither male nor female parts. They existed in potential and gradually developed from this object.

In our world, this was manifested as a gradual development of the matter of creation: inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature and man.

As it is described in Kabbalah, this occurred through intermediary stages from inanimate to vegetative, from vegetative to animate, and from animate to human, who developed from an ape.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18

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laitman_548.02Who Is Adam?

Question: In the beginning, the Creator created a single created being. This created being or program is called “a single desire—Adam HaRishon.” Does it also consist of female and male parts?

Answer: Yes, both parts simultaneously complete each other and are interconnected.

Question: Allegorically, they say that first only the male part was created, Adam, and that the woman was later created from his rib. How do you explain this?

Answer: It is very simple. The Creator is the quality of bestowal. We cannot determine what in fact it really is because it is outside of us. When it is already within us, it is defined as a combination of male and female properties.

Question: What is this created being “Adam“?

Answer: Adam is the ten Sefirot of the desire to receive, with a natural, instinctive intention to bestow. In such a form, he can be called an angel. That is, he is an absolutely ideal quality: very small, in a zero state, which has neither reception nor bestowal.

It is very difficult to decipher this whole story but it is possible. In The Book of Zohar and other Kabbalistic books, it is explained that this is about mutually complementing each other in the receiving and bestowing part when they are practically reduced to zero.

Therefore, Adam, as we call this system, is not a person, not a created being, but a quality which, relatively speaking, includes in himself the positive and negative forces that are interconnected and mutually complement each other. They exist in potential. This power device is called Adam.

Question: We were studying the four phases of direct light. At which phase was Adam created? Does this have something to do with the four phases?

Answer: No. First came the development of the four phases of direct light (Dalet Behinot de Ohr Yashar), then the creation of the worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya. And only then did the conditions arise for creating the system called Adam.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18

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The Duty Of All Souls

laitman_222Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to From the Mouth of a Sage”: It is known from books and from authors that the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah is an absolute must for any person from Israel. If one studies the entire Torah and knows the Mishnah and the Gemara by heart, if one is also filled with virtues and good deeds more than all his contemporaries, but has not learned the wisdom of Kabbalah, he must incarnate once more into this world to study the secrets of Torah and wisdom of truth. …

This is the reason why we reincarnate, generation-by-generation through our current generation, which is the residue of the souls upon which the intention of Creation has not been completed, as they did not attain the secrets of the Torah in the past generations.

Baal HaSulam writes that we have to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah so that all souls (and each of us is the carrier of a piece of the common soul) could connect together into one common soul called “Adam” and achieve the state of complete similarity to the Creator, that is, to rise to the level of absolute knowledge, immortality, and perfection.

Question: Can we imagine from the Kabbalistic point of view that creation is a huge will to receive, which, as it is constantly developing, undergoes all kinds of metamorphoses along the historical axis, and each person is an individual will to receive?

Answer: Yes. These desires, interacting with each other as in a kaleidoscope, constantly clarify various sides of the Creator and gradually connect with each other.

Question: Does it mean that these are the same souls?

Answer: Yes. The same souls descend to the world, only on different levels and in different combinations with each other.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/8/19

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Will We See A New World?

Laitman_632.1Question: How much time is left before the creation of the ideal world? Will we make it in this time or is it only the prerogative of our children?

Answer: No. It is you who will see the new world as soon as you create it from the fragmented pieces of the system called Adam, or creation, or the common soul.

It has been broken into 600,000 pieces. We have to connect these parts again into one system and then it will be called Adam, which means “similar to the Creator.”

This is when the so-called adhesion will occur, the dynamic balance between the creation and the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 7/28/19

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Bring Light To The World

laitman_938.04Rabash, “What Is the Degree One Should Achieve in Order Not to Have to Reincarnate?”: The thing is that we have to know that all of the souls extend from the soul of Adam HaRishon. He is called Adam HaRishon, which means the first man. A man is called the collection of all egoistic qualities into a single altruistic one. After Adam sinned, that is, fell from the quality of bestowal and love into the quality of reception, his soul, his structure, his desire was divided.

There are no bodies, there are only desires. Therefore, his desire, which was one big common light, shattered into a large number of small desires, each of which contains a microdose of light. We have to connect these microdoses together by directing our desires to one big, common desire.

This is our work of correction. At that, it is not only in collecting the particles into which the light shattered, but also in connecting them into a big force. Therefore, our work is divided into a great number of parts of the broken Kli (vessel) of Adam and into the sequence in which we assemble this single common desire called “Adam.”

This work takes a lot of time because we cannot do it in one single effort. Therefore, we should understand that each of us requires an environment in order to advance.

In principle, in all cases in life, I can solve most of my problems only with the help of the environment. I am already beginning to understand the condition that the shattering of the Kli dictates me to constantly be with my own kind who are yearning for connection. Then we can influence each other, act, and help each other both physically and internally.

Our desires, the lights that fill us, although they are still minuscule, nevertheless, their microdoses influence each other and thus, we can support and help each other. Our advancement is in this.

This is why connection is of utmost importance. Trying all the time to see in others an example of what else I can do, what else I can learn from everyone, from anyone, in any way—from their longings and their actions for connection. This is considered as one person helping another.

When we gather, we can learn both virtually and physically, but nothing can replace such a big gathering as a convention because only in such massive gatherings can people influence each other.

They should help each other, demonstrate how much they yearn for connection. There is no need to demonstrate familiarity, hugs, slaps, and pats. We must try to convey to each other the yearning of our hearts. That is primary. Together we should try to convince the Creator that we are already worthy for Him to unite us.

Such a persistent request from each heart to other hearts and through their connection to the Creator is most important. We will then begin to feel that we really are in the great upper light.

This can only be achieved at large conventions. Of course, you can come to this in a group, and in small meetings, but when such a mass of people come, already familiar with each other, it is really a great force. There is nothing like it in the world. Moreover, the world is waiting, subconsciously, unconsciously, but it is waiting for us to bring light to it, to bring the upper force closer.
From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

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