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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/31/17, Part 2

Laitman_177.13Question: What is happiness?

Answer: Happiness is a state in which I can fulfill others and fulfill the Creator through others.

Question: The material world constantly pulls me in. Why did the Creator create it?

Answer: He specifically created it so that it would pull you in, so that you would oppose it and try to act such that the upper world would pull you in.

Question: What is the role of human diversity in this world?

Answer: We are fragments of one general system of the soul, Adam, and therefore we are different. From this state, we need to connect together again into one common general system.

Question: Is it possible to coax the higher forces so that I can be at the right time in the right place?

Answer: It depends on a person’s destiny, which is determined according to many parameters, especially his soul, how much it was developed in previous states, and how much the general soul that is called Adam requires his or her participation in the general correction.

Question: Do all the higher forces support us equally? Is it possible to create a connection with everyone?

Answer: There is one higher power, the Creator, and the rest of these forces are derived from Him; therefore, it is necessary to take account of Him alone. All the rest of the forces are called Malachim (angels). They have no freedom of choice.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 5/14/17, Part 1

laitman_628.1Question: What place in a person’s soul does one’s corporeal ancestors occupy, one’s father and mother?

Answer: Absolutely none.

Question: Do the corporeal fate and qualities of a person depend on the place of his soul in the system of Adam HaRishon?

Answer: It does not depend on that at all.

Question: Will our generation wait to reach unity with all the souls?

Answer: I do not know to which generation you belong. Perhaps you are over 90 or 100 years old, but you can still reach unity. Attainment knows no age.

Question: Isn’t the Creator the source of everything that exists in the universe? If this is so, then is He the master of the two sources: the so-called good and evil?

Answer: That is correct

Question: Do I understand correctly that a person’s soul consists of the desire to receive?

Answer: This is absolutely right. Only of this. And this desire is initially egoistic and later is corrected to the opposite one.

Question: Who controls the serpent within a person? Is it the Creator?

Answer: Of course the Creator.

Question: What should I do when I discover something within myself that I cannot handle? Should I run away?

Answer: Where can you run away to? We will not run away; we will have to correct ourselves.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/14/17

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Why The Soul Requires Correction

Laitman_117Question: Why does the soul require correction?

Answer: From the start, one single creature existed called a soul. So that the creature can feel independent and attain the greatest blossoming, meaning the level of the Creator, it must pass through shattering and correction.

Therefore, in our world each one receives a small part of his soul. In each one of us there is a small part of the general soul called Adam HaRishon (the First Man) or simply, Adam (a desire). The fulfillment of the soul is Light.

In fact, the creature doesn’t feel itself in the beginning of its creation because in it there was very little desire and a very small Light. To bring it to a state resembling the Creator, the soul was broken into 600,000 main parts, and as a result of continued division, it became a multitude of many more fragments.

In each fragment, meaning in a small individual soul, there is a desire and its fulfillment also. During the shattering, these fragments began to feel independent; partitions appeared between them, as there are between people, and they began to feel cut off, torn off, and detached from each other. This rejection is called egoism. And at present it is necessary to gather all the fragments and bring them to their original state, to connect them into one general desire and fill them with one general Light.

But where then will the egoism disappear, which separates us as such, that each one is imprisoned in his Klipa (shell)? Nowhere. It is up to us to connect with each other against the egoism, and then we receive a Light that is 613 times greater than it was before.

In this way, instead of feeling a tiny bit of life: cold here, hot there, a bit of light, a bit of shade, we begin to feel piercing states. We feel, “with whom we have business,” who is giving us power and life, how it is possible to relate to the Creator and enter into a connection with Him: “I am to the Highest, and He is to me.” In other words, we begin to attain the Creator and rise to His level.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17

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Each Soul Is Individual

laitman_939.02Question: Will I lose my individuality after uniting with other souls?

Answer: Each soul is absolutely individual. When we talk about uniting with other souls, we mean in a general movement, a common effort.

But by this, each individual soul does not dissolve into other souls; even if we speak in these terms, the emphasis is on the united effort toward a single goal.
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How Can Souls Help Each Other?

75.01Question: How can higher souls help us in the development of spirituality?

Answer: The Creator created only one soul. It split into many parts, the so-called individual souls, each of which corrects itself only to facilitate common correction. But generally, the soul is one for all. Baal HaSulam writes about this in the article “600,000 Souls.”

Since all individual souls are in one aggregation of souls, the correction of one soul helps the other and so on.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/21/17

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The Birth Of The Soul And Its Spiritual Parents

Laitman_632.4Question: How does the birth of the soul happen? What are spiritual parents?

Answer: Spiritual parents are Aba ve Ima (Father and Mother), qualities, Sefirot Hochma and Bina.

The upper Light descends from the world of Infinity and builds five worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya, which can be represented in the form of circles. Another additional Partzuf called Adam is being built inside of them.

Adam HaRishon was born in the world of Atzilut, which consists of the following Partzufim: Atik, Arich Anpin, Aba ve Ima, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut and they are called ZON (Zeir Anpin and Nukva).

Partzuf Aba ve Ima is Father and Mother from which Adam HaRishon is born. After his birth, he descended to his place, to Malchut. All this happens due to the influence of the upper Light.

Then the desire called Adam wants to rise to its final state, the complete correction, which is complete similarity to the Creator (green arrow), which is also called Infinity. However, when Adam makes an attempt to rise to this state, the lurking serpent in him is immediately revealed.

Usually the serpent sits deep inside the desire and nothing interests it. However, as soon as it is influenced by the upper Light directed against it, it wakes up immediately. We have a very interesting picture: on one hand, there is the upper Light, and on the other hand, there is the serpent. That is, we have two opposites.

As a consequence, the entire construction of Adam falls downward (the blue arrow) into the states that are called below the Parsa, where pure the worlds Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya exist and against them also impure worlds Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya (egoism, Klipa).

The soul that is born from its lowest state called the “fall of the soul” comes to the space between pure and impure worlds.
Thus, a soul is a desire—there is nothing else in it. It was born from its parents Aba ve Ima and is called Adam from the word “similarity” (Dome) with the Creator, which it must attain in the future. The moment it wished to ascend and become like the Creator, a serpent was revealed in it in relation to the upper Light, and therefore it fell into the created pure and impure worlds and began developing in them.

From here we have three lines: the left (blue line on the drawing), the right (green line), and the most important middle (red line).

When all three lines work with each other, they are called a soul (yellow color on the drawing). One cannot exist without the other.

Question: Must the dark worlds necessarily exist against the pure worlds?

Answer: Yes, and moreover, everything exists precisely because of the impure worlds. We underestimate egoism. It would be impossible to do anything without the serpent. Thanks to the method that is called the Torah (from the word “instruction,” or “light” (Horaa, Ohr), we can isolate the separate correct parts from the serpent, correct them, and move on.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/14/17

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Why Were The Worlds Created Before The Soul?

laitman_275Question: Why were the worlds created before the soul?

Answer: Because the worlds are brighter (a smaller ego) and are weaker than the general desire that was created by the Creator. Each of these desires on the levels of 0,1, 2, 3, or 4 builds its system, which is made of five Partzufim on the background of the upper Light. Each Partzuf is made of five Sefirot, etc., and they make up concentric circles in which the soul exists.

Question: Is it possible to see the parallel worlds to our world in which the level of the still nature, the vegetative, and the animate were first created and only then man was created into this environment?

Answer: Yes. It is exactly the same thing. This is how man was created in the worlds and he also begins to develop according to a system of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, the still, the vegetative, the animate, and the human levels of nature. When he completes his development the human nature is also divided into the same levels: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 and so on. This means that every part is divided in subparts and its own sub-levels.

Question: Does this means that these worlds are also desires, but simply are coarser?

Answer: They are desires of the still level. A pencil, for example, has a desire that comes down to preserving the shape and the attribute of its creator.

Question: Is there a pencil in the spiritual world?

Answer: Of course. It is a spiritual force by which man can write down his thoughts about his desire. A desire is the heart.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/14/17

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How Do You Develop A Point In The Heart?

laitman_929Question: I heard that we are all parts of the one soul of Adam and within each of us there is a spark from it called a point in the heart. What is a point in the heart and how can it be developed?

Answer: We all belong to one desire. This huge desire was divided into many parts, each of which fell into your, my, or his body. Our bodies separate these parts of desire from each other. I want one thing, you want another one, and he wants something else because our bodies rule and order the desire that it should want.

The wisdom of Kabbalah says that if while living in this world in our bodies we connect together the parts of the desire that exist within each of us, then in the created common desire we will begin experiencing the out-of-body phenomena, that is, a different reality—the spiritual world.

After all, each one feels this world within his personal, individual, isolated desire. And if we unite our desires, then they acquire a new quality precisely due to the unification. This common desire becomes integral and joint, and within it we feel the reality that exists outside of you, me, or him: the upper world.

It is not so difficult to achieve this; the main thing is to understand how important it is for us to see the upper degree, a state higher and more external than this world, that is, the future world. As it is written, “You will see your world in your life.” If we cancel the limitations of the body and unite into one man with one heart, we will feel the upper world.
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Man, The Snake, And The Creator

Laitman_631.2Question: Why is Adam called the first man?

Answer: The first man or Adam is the soul. When we speak about him, we do not refer to a physiological body in any way since it does not exist. We are speaking about a desire that basically wants to resemble the Creator.

This general desire spread from the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) downward through all the worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beriya, Yetzira, and Assiya. After passing through the filters of these worlds, the remaining desire became similar to the Creator under the influence of the upper Light. This is First Man, Adam HaRishon.

At the same time, there is the snake inside him—a desire that doesn’t want to resemble the Creator. It was intentionally created this way so that we will always be able to measure ourselves and determine where we are in the range between the Creator and the snake, which is the total opposite from the Creator, at which point and how far from the Creator or the snake we are.

These are the 125 levels of a person’s ascent up the spiritual ladder; the snake is at the bottom and the Creator at the top.
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Who Broke The Soul?

Laitman_702.02Question: There is only the Creator and the created being in the system, so who broke the general soul?

Answer: The Creator, He said: “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice, since the Light in it reforms.” “Correct the breaking and you will receive a reward. I have created you small and you can reach My level, eternity, perfection, knowledge, and pleasure. Everything is before you!”

The Creator could have created us in the state of wholeness. But we are required to want to attain this level by ourselves so that we will use our free will.

Question: And what do we gain from our free will?

Answer: It will give us a feeling of attainment, revelation, and filling. It is all me!

Imagine a person who was born a prince, compared to a person who has attained the status himself and has become a king. That is the whole difference.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17

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