Entries in the 'Body and Soul' Category

How Does Consciousness Emerge?

565.02Question: How does Kabbalah interpret consciousness? How is it related to intention and desire?

Answer: Consciousness is built from identifying an external source (informational field) and does not exist on its own. To the extent that we begin to feel the influence of an external force upon us, we can say that consciousness appears in us.

You can connect to the consciousness outside of a person by your inner development. We exist in this information field, and therefore, by tuning ourselves to it, we receive consciousness.

Question: What is subconsciousness?

Answer: This is all psychology that makes such distinctions. Kabbalah does not deal with it.

Comment: Nonetheless, there are some things that I do consciously and some I do subconsciously.

Answer: Naturally. Our actions and the impact of nature on us are practically the two sources of our existence. Using the term “consciousness,” I imply our perception of the influences of nature, their analysis, and decision-making how to act under their influence.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 8/7/20

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It All Starts With A Drop Of Semen

232.07The human body begins with a drop of semen: a single cell that multiplies and forms new cells. But all of them implement the very program that was laid in the first cell that started it all.

The drop of semen already has all the information. One day scientists will learn to decode this information so that one cell will show the entire person that will develop from it, his entire fate and abilities, whether he will be a great scientist or a musician.

It is all there, in a drop of semen, but only in potential. If these potential forces get the material to work with, they will begin to build the human body according to the program placed in the first cell where every organ and every cell of a large healthy organism is described. We only need to provide food, the material, for its construction.

It is the same with our desire. In each of us there is a point, the first drop obtained as a result of shattering. Our common body was shattered into many parts, and if we join into ten, we will restore the drop of semen, the desire. In addition, we will draw the light that reforms.

We need two things: desire and light. On one hand, there are our ten potential forces, and on the other hand comes the light that reforms, which will connect them back into one drop of semen. None of us can become a drop of semen, each of us is only a tenth of the seed from which the soul will develop.

We draw the upper light, which connects us and begins to form a larger and larger spiritual structure called the soul or Partzuf.

Therefore, we must try to unite and from this unity turn to the Creator so that He can send us the light that reforms that will develop us. These are the two areas of our work.

It seems to me that the Creator gives me foreign thoughts that throw me out. But this reveals new forces of egoistic desires inside the ten, which must be added as fuel. Thanks to this, the ten will strengthen, grow fat, and build itself.

However, when we receive this additional fuel, it has not yet been processed correctly, and therefore feels like foreign forces of separation. If in spite of this, we join together, then we swallow this force inside ourselves and expand and grow at the expense of it. This is how waste is turned into food.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/26/20, Writings of Rabash, “What Are Torah and Work in the Way of the Creator?“

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There Is Life After Death!

962.2The coronavirus pandemic is causing a common complication for all of humanity: fatigue from losing purpose, hope, and reward for effort. A person subconsciously feels that there is nothing to live for and sinks into apathy, depression, and despondency. The whole world seems to be falling asleep.

Previously, all of us were playing in competition, building and destroying, bustling constantly like children. Today it is already impossible to continue these games, and people do not understand what to do and for what. There are so many restrictions. Therefore, everyone is seized by apathy and hopelessness; there is no strength to move, no energy, no goal.

Can it be that the Creator wants to show that there is no point in living for ourselves as we tried before? In fact, that was self-deception because no one really lived for himself, it just seemed that way to him. If we start thinking about each other now out of hopelessness, we will support each other in this, and the Creator will also support us.

In this way we will see that there is life after the death of our egoism! Another, eternal and perfect, beautiful life that can give us fulfillment, motivation to live and great energy.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/25/20, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Study of the Ten Sefirot

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Illusion Or Reality?

928Question: What remains after death?

Answer: Nothing disappears in the universe. We simply stop feeling ourselves existing in the physical body and begin feeling in a different form.

Question: Is our world an illusion or reality?

Answer: What is the difference? An illusion is something that we thought was real before and then suddenly it turned out to be an illusion, something imaginary. It can be the other way around. There is no difference. We cannot distinguish one from the other; we have nothing to compare it with.

Question: So, there is no objectivity?

Answer: No, of course not. We cannot rise above ourselves and start to feel the universe, not from within ourselves. Therefore, we cannot talk about things that happen outside of the body, outside of life and death.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 9/1/20

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Punishment Or Correction?

580.01Question: From your point of view for what offense should a person be subjected to the death penalty?

Answer: For the premeditated murder of an innocent person. This is what the Torah says, and I agree with that. Such misconduct is of course a big problem.

Question: And if the killer repented?

Answer: There are a lot of all sorts of “buts” here that relate to the clarification of connections between souls, and therefore I cannot talk about it.

Question: In the future might there be such professionals who, depending on their properties, will be able to choose a punishment for them?

Answer: There is no punishment at all in nature. There is a fix. The legal system, labor camps, and prisons are all called the correctional system. This is not a punishment system, but a correction system. Therefore, we must reform it so that it is exactly like that.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/14/20

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How Can An Individual Soul Influence All The Souls?

283.02Question: How can I, as an individual soul, influence all the souls?

Answer: Since we are in a single closed system, you affect everyone else through your ascents and descents.

Question: And how do I increase the power of my impact?

Answer: You develop your vessel, its capacity, by caring about others, which enables your entrance to the general system, and then you attain more.

The more you care about others, the more you attain the one common vessel and perfect eternal life.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 10/7/18

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The Dependence Of The Individual Soul On The General Soul

571.02Question: What are the limitations on the individual soul as part of the general soul, and how is its dependence on the general soul expressed?

Answer: An individual soul develops only to the volume that is necessary for its restoration in the general soul. If we take an individual soul, female or male, we will see that the phases of its development always take place in the general picture of the soul of Adam and not in any other way.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 9/16/18

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Can The Souls Give Birth To Each Other?

232.08Question: Can souls give birth to each other?

Answer: No. Human beings don’t give birth to each other either; it only seems that way to us. We don’t generate anything new, except for the condition of the appearance of a new image in our world.

This means that the forces already exist and they are ready to develop, so the development of a new body seemingly takes place through an individual, a certain person, male and female, but it is predetermined.

Question: Is a new third desire born when two desires unite in spirituality?

Answer: It is new in the connection between them and in their connection with the upper, as it says, “a man and a woman, Shechina is between them,” which means the appearance of the Creator. It is the force of the Creator that prompts the male and female individuals (spiritual forces) to be internally connected, determines their next phase of development, and what will generate from them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/16/18

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Life After Death

538Question: If a person knew their day of death, would they be able to live their life any better?

Answer: It depends on the person. They say that Wolf Messing knew the day and the hour of his death and was at peace with it. Others are afraid of it. And there are people who believe so much in the continuation of life that, on the contrary, they consider death desirable.

Question: Do I need to prepare for death every day?

Answer: No. We must prepare for life after death in order to continue our existence in the right way and in the same direction.

Question: Can a person be raised not to fear death?

Answer: Sure. First, all religions do this. Try to stop a suicide-bomber who voluntarily chooses to die. He will be angry with you for not allowing him to go to paradise where beautiful virgins await him.

Question: But there are very few such examples. Most people, even religious ones, are afraid of death.

Answer: One should not be afraid of death. He should fear not wasting his life.

Question: What is the correct attitude to death, in your opinion?

Answer: As the biological cycle of a person comes to an end, he enters a different state, practically continuing the spiritual work that he may have started while living.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/14/20

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 5/15/20

284Question: Why is someone else’s death so attractive to people? We see that when an accident occurs, many onlookers gather around. Why is this so interesting?

Answer: It is pure phycology. Something unknown, complicated, something that concerns everyone happens, and this is the reason it is so attractive.

Question: Can it be considered weakness if a person thinks about death or is afraid of it?

Answer: No. This is a natural state of man.

Question: What is your attitude regarding suicide?

Answer: Negative. I don’t understand people who do such things.

Question: Do you believe that medicine will be able to prevent death in the future?

Answer: No, never.

Question: What kind of death is ideal in your opinion?

Answer: When a person fully corrects himself, even in the last moment of his life.

Question: Is there life after the death of the physical body?

Answer: Of course. It is a different form of existence.

Question: Do you believe that the origin of life is from outer space?

Answer: No. I don’t think there is life in outer space.

Question: Can a person live several hundred years in the biological body?

Answer: Yes, he can, but what for?

Question: Is cremation permissible, in your opinion?

Answer: This is a personal matter. In principle, from the perspective of man’s spiritual development, what happens with the corporeal body after death is totally unimportant.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/14/20

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