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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/10/18

Laitman_630.2Question: Is the soul an instrument for sensation or is it something that feels?

Answer: The soul is the ten Sefirot within which you feel another creation.

Question: Why is the characteristic of love a characteristic that is opposite to egoism?

Answer: Love is the characteristic of bestowal in a person when he takes all of the desires of another person, puts them in the place of his own desires, and wants to fulfill them. This is a very unique feeling and unique activity that has no parallel in our world.

Question: What is the action of restricting a desire? When I want something sweet but do not eat it, am I restricting my desire?

Answer: No. The fact is that you are replacing your desire for sweets with another more egoistic pleasure, for example, maintaining your weight.

Question: Does the concept of aging or maturing of the soul exist?

Answer: The soul does not age or die, rather it develops. Therefore, the terms “aging of the soul” and “maturation of the soul” are not acceptable in that regard.

Question: What is the role of developing awareness in addition to feeling my desires? Is this the embryo of my soul?

Answer: The purpose of awareness is to help me direct myself correctly to the shortest and most optimal way toward complete fulfillment with the highest attribute of bestowal and love.

Question: Is it possible to say that conscience is the embryo of the soul?

Answer: Conscience is a relative concept. Each one has his own conscience. Therefore, the benefit from such qualities as kindness, conscience, love, honesty, and the like, depends on the goal toward which they are directed. Only the goal is important.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/10/18

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To Not Return To This World

742.03Question: What part of the system determines how many times I need to die and be born? Can I influence this by studying Kabbalah?

Answer: Yes, you can. There is an article of Rabash called “What Is the Degree One Should Achieve in Order Not to Have to Reincarnate?” It depends on a person. Let’s agree that we do not want to return to this world anymore. We will complete everything that we need to complete in this reincarnation, in this lifetime, and say goodbye to this world.

Indeed, this world is the worst, the lowest of the worlds, a state in which any spiritual state is much higher, more honest, and better in comparison.

Question: What does it mean “to finish with this world”?

Answer: It means to become similar in our qualities to the next degree.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/17/18

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Everybody Has A Chance

laitman_236.01Question: If all the events in a person’s life are not accidental, does every corporeal event have an upper cause, an upper root?

Answer: Every person has his own “angel,” i.e., the upper force that rules him in particular. In other words, each of us, via his point in the heart, the root of his soul, is placed inside the spiritual system.

In reality, there are no distances, there are no upper and lower worlds—they are one and the same system, only everything depends on how deeply we go into its sensation or are beyond its sensation.

If we delve into the feeling of this system called “soul” or “upper world,” then we actively penetrate it with our corrected desires and work in it.

If, by virtue of our uncorrected egoistic desires, we cannot work in this system, then we feel our world and, naturally, we have only the initial connection with the upper world, that is, the embryo of the future.

Only when we start correcting ourselves can we gradually be included in this system. In principle, however, we are all in a state where every person has the opportunity to start feeling themselves in the upper system.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/1/18

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Soul – One For All And Each Has Their Own

Laitman_177.13Question: What parts is a spiritual object called “a soul” comprised of? Is it permanent or subject to change?

Answer: The soul consists of ten Sefirot. It constantly changes depending on a person’s work on himself. But there are always ten parts connected in a single integral system, and it is everything.

The soul is one for all or each one has his own, just as our world is one for all and each one has his own. But what we perceive in our egoism is called “our world,” “this world,” and what we perceive in the property of bestowal, and maybe even love, exiting our egoism, is called “spiritual world” or “soul.”

Question: Is the soul and the upper world the same?

Answer: The feeling of the upper world is called the “soul” or the “ten Sefirot.” The ten Sefirot are the skeleton of the soul.

The word “Sefira” comes from the word “luminous” (Sapir). It is a point that was egoistic and became bestowing, altruistic. Therefore, it glows.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/10/18

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Can A Heartless Person Have A Soul?

Laitman_049.01Question: Can a person who has a soul in the Kabbalistic sense be heartless or unscrupulous by human standards?

Answer: Only a person who has a connection with the common soul has a soul. His qualities extend beyond the limits of egoism, which absorbs everything into itself. And he, on the other hand, wants to give, to disseminate. Thus, he is connected with the common soul by a reciprocal mutual connection.

Question: But can he appear to be shameless and heartless on the outside?

Answer: No, because he is connected with the common soul. But in the eyes of egoists, he can appear quite odd, and maybe even rude, because he does not satisfy their petty egotistical notions.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 6/10/18

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Passing The Line Between Life And Death

Laitman_137Question: Suicide is one of humanity’s problems. Every 40 seconds, someone in the world commits suicide (800,000 per year). In the US, the suicide rate has increased by 30% since 1999. Some celebrities who have recently committed suicide include Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef and TV presenter on CNN, and the younger sister of the Queen of the Netherlands. Can you explain this?

Answer: I can explain this as emptiness. It is an emptiness that crushes, tears, and does not let one sleep. Even drugs are ineffective at relieving it. A person simply feels as if he has no other options. We need to look at life correctly and start educating ourselves.

Question: What should a person come to?

Answer: To the meaning of life. One can understand the meaning of life when he crosses the boundary between life and death. Only when life is worth less for you than life itself can you correctly weigh up what to live for and rise above your egoism and egoistic life.

Question: Is it when I do not cling to it? When I do not hold on to every desire?

Answer: Not only do you not hold on, but you live by the fact that every minute you give up your egoism and rise above it. Every minute, you are above death, as if you are experiencing it. This is the separation from our world and the entrance into the upper world.

Remark: This is very hard.

Answer: It is not hard, it is a happy opportunity for us all.

Question: So, I should not value my egoistic life?

Answer: A person who wants to comprehend true existence has to despise this life and appreciate it only because it is a basis for building a higher life on it. And the higher life is than death, and when you die in an animal form every minute, you grow spiritually.

Growth in the spiritual form is life not for oneself, but for something outside oneself: for the sake of the Creator, for the sake of the system, for the sake of humanity, it does not matter what—the main thing is to get out of your “I.”
From KabTV’s “News in Russian with Michael Laitman” 6/12/18

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Reincarnation In Spiritual Space

laitman_622.01Question: Is there reincarnation from Kabbalah’s point of view? And if so, what for?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, there is reincarnation, which is called Gilgulim, that is, circuits. These circuits, however, are not our lives, not the return to our world, that is, death and rebirth. They are the circuits in the spiritual space if we achieve it.

Our world has absolutely no circuits. The person who lives in his ordinary life just dies, that is, his animal life ends here. From this point of view, there is nothing in a person. There is a potential embryo of the soul that he did not realize, but it has nothing to do with the material body.

Question: But didn’t you say that reincarnation is a cycle of souls?

Answer: For this, you must attain the soul, and then you will participate in its circuits. But this does not depend on the life of the material body.

Question: Does that mean it can happen instantly, and then again after a few moments?

Answer: Not even instantly; it happens on a different time axis.

Question: What is reincarnation then? Is it an appearance of another desire?

Answer: Yes. Desires are constantly changing. My teacher wrote a few excellent articles on this subject. You can read them. The intention of the desire changes. The higher the intention, the more it is for bestowal, the higher the person. Changing one’s intention from small to large leads to such circuits.
From TV program “News with Michael Laitman” 6/20/18

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Why Should I Comprehend Other Souls?

laitman_276.04Question: Why should I comprehend other souls?

Answer: They are parts of your soul. There is nothing unnecessary in creation. You must attain the whole of your soul, which is the unity of all private souls at all times and in all states. By combining them in yourself, you will become like Adam in relation to the Creator.

But do not think that you have to wait for other souls to correct themselves. It is you who must correct them in yourself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/4/18

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Where Does The Soul Go After Death?

laitman_604.03Question from Facebook When a person dies, where does his soul go?

Answer: The soul does not go anywhere since it did not exist in the first place.

A soul is considered as similarity to the Creator. That is, the desires I can form in a way that would be similar to the Creator to a certain extent are called “a soul.” It is a property of bestowal and love for everything that is not attached to me.

In other words, when you exit the boundaries of your ego toward bestowal and love, toward caring for those who are not inscribed in your ego whatsoever, then all your properties organized together at that particular moment (since they constantly change) are called a soul.

Remark: People who think they have a soul and such an attitude toward others surrounding them, certainly become sad when they hear this.

My Comment: An ordinary person does not have a soul. A person is simply an animal. He has a vital component that naturally dies with the cells of the animal body.

The soul must be obtained during our lifetime. We are given this life and its various states, that is, future lives, so that we would obtain our soul.

Question: Is this the purpose of a person’s life?

Answer: The purpose of life is only to create altruistic desires from one’s egoistic desires, which will be called “a soul.”
From the TV Program “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/17/18

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What Determines The Strength Of The Soul?

laitman_232.05Question: What determines the strength of my soul? Can I increase it?

Answer: The strength of the soul depends on one’s egoism, on what thickness of the ego you can rise above; this is what determines the strength of the soul.

The soul is the property of bestowal and love, which we receive through the upper Light. Therefore, it can be achieved only through annihilation of egoism.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/4/18

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