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Whom To Leave Billions?

laitman_600.01Remark: The ten richest people in the world are not going to leave their fortune to their children.

My Comment: The custom of leaving possessions to the next generation has become outdated. People understand that it does not give children any happiness.

That is, a child has to be given a good education, and a minimal, normal right to exist, slightly above average. But no more than that. That way the child will make efforts to achieve more. He will also learn to save himself and his family in order to protect himself from all problems. Without this, one will be all over the place and will not know what to do and where to hurry.

It corrupts people. By the way, the Torah says that a father should not tell his son about his wealth and that it will go to his son.

Question: What about the fact that rich people leave their millions to charities?

Answer:  Where else could it be left? People will donate to research and for the ecology, and little by little it will all be gone. There will be all kinds of organizations that will advise about how to divide one’s money, dissolve it in parts, and that is all.

Question: Is giving everything to charities a selfish act? Some people have earned a lot of money.

Answer: Yes, they earned the money, but now, at the end of their lives, they understand that this money cannot be taken with them, that nothing can be done, and no one is eternal. They hope that in this way they will nevertheless leave their name and themselves with humanity. This is some kind of redemption.

Remark: There is a word: “to perpetuate.”

My Comment: Perpetuate, yes. But I do not envy them. If they still hope that this will proved them with some service after they have already parted with this life, then, of course….

Question: It does not serve them? What would serve then?

Answer: I do not want to talk about this. Let them leave their money to charities.🙂

A man has nothing left! Absolutely nothing but good deeds. Good deeds are only in being able to push this world to unite. That is all, just this!

Only this can somehow really be recorded in a person’s soul. When man engages in uniting the world, he engages with his soul, with his inner property. Therefore it remains in him, and death has no power over it.

Question: What kind of action is for the unification of the world?

Answer: It is a mutual desire of people to help each other, even at the earthly level. The most important thing is uniting to reveal the higher mind, the highest property, the highest power, the Creator, the property of love and bestowal.

If they will direct people to this, then it will in fact remain with them and it will be their eternal great contribution to the development of their own souls.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 3/19/19

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Intrauterine Human Development And The Development Of The Soul

Laitman_632.4Question: How are the nine months of intrauterine human development connected to the development of the soul?

Answer: Absolutely clearly. If you take The Study of the Ten Sefirot, it’s 10th part is called “Embryo” and the 11th part, “Suckling.” It speaks not about the human being, but about the soul that originates in the spiritual system called “Father and Mather.” And what occurs in our world is a copy of the spiritual birth.

It is very interesting to read about this because it is described clearly there, in more powerful details than what we know from our life. The science of Kabbalah talks about things that we are not able to discover in our world.

We know how a person is conceived, how he is born, how a fetus develops, but we do not understand the internal processes. We do not understand the essence, the source of why it is arranged this way and not otherwise. What is in a woman is a very interesting system, similar to the Creator.

Remark: It is interesting that Kabbalists wrote about it 3,500 years ago.

My Comment: They wrote it from the attainment of the upper system. Therefore, they explained how a fetus develops, for how long: seven, nine, or 12 months. There were instances when women gave birth even at 12 months.

Kabbalists wrote how to give birth, how and under what conditions, how a person should develop when he is born, that a period of suckling is possible up to two years of age, how a woman should behave after giving birth to recover faster, etc. These books contain an enormous amount of information. It is worth studying this science.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 12/30/18

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A Device Called The Soul

laitman_544Question: What is the difference between attainment and in-depth learning?

Answer: Any study is carried out with the help of the mind. One can study anything one wants but not attain it because knowledge in Kabbalah is based on the conjugation of properties.

We cannot perceive the spiritual world because we do not have adequate properties like it. For example, there are radio waves around us that we do not see and feel, but we create instruments that let us sense them.

Likewise, we need to build a device that will sense the spiritual world. It is called the soul and it must have the properties of the upper world, bestowal and mutual connection, which are absolutely opposite to our world.

We can find them in a group, in strict adherence to what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches. As you accumulate sensory and rational material, you will begin to feel how it gradually forms in you. You will learn more about all sorts of patterns of spiritual elements, their various compounds, classes, levels, and so on.

In other words, when studying the science of Kabbalah—the physics of the upper world—certain feelings, properties, and sensations gradually form in you. You will build models inside yourself: “This is Bina, this is Malchut, this is Zeir Anpin, it is above the Parsa, this is below the Parsa,” and so on. This is the gradual design of your soul.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/23/18

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Everything Depends On The Root Of The Soul

laitman_958Question: Everywhere and always I separate my “I.” The feeling of isolation from other people disallows me from connecting with them. I push them away. What should I do?

Answer: I understand you perfectly. But you are not the only one. It is practically in everyone.

There are people who establish contact with other people easily. For others it is difficult, and there are those who do not feel other people at all. They live by themselves as if there are plants, not people, around them. This is how the Creator created us.

Therefore, you should not compare yourself with others and be offended. It depends on the root of your soul. Developing Kabbalistically, you will discover that everything emerges from this root. The soul has its Reshimo (spiritual gene) that determines absolutely everything in you.

Each of us has his own specific spiritual gene, which is nothing like the others. That is our place in the general system Adam in the common soul. It is only mine, only yours, his, and so on.

This place defines all our properties: physical, biological, genetic, spiritual, whichever. The same place defines our destiny.

If we knew our spiritual gene, its place, and its coordinates in the common soul, we could calculate everything that relates to us. There would then be nothing incomprehensible either in us or in our lives, not in what has happened, is happening, or will happen.

But it is closed for us for the time being. You will attain everything when this revelation will not hinder you in your spiritual development, but will only help.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/9/18

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What Is Reborn In The Next Life?

laitman_627.1Question: If a person has not developed his point in the heart and therefore has no soul, then what is reborn in the next life?

Answer: Every person has a desire. Desire is a spiritual structure. But it could be ready for correction, change, and connection with others now, or it could not be ready yet.

However, in principle, every person is in their desire as an eternal particle of a single soul.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson in Russian 11/25/18

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Absolute Love Or How To Find A Soulmate

laitman_294.2Question: From the point of view of science, isn’t the love a person feels for another simply a chemical process occurring in his body?

Answer: Of course, these are all chemical processes.

Question: What is love in terms of Kabbalah?

Answer: It is love at another level. But ultimately it is realized in us in the same physical and chemical processes. Only in Kabbalah it is studied from its upper source, from where it appears in us.

In fact, everything is determined by what is called “soul affinity,” that is, how much our souls, our spiritual components, are in a close state to each other in the common system of all souls in the world. Accordingly, we become attracted to and find each other.

It seems like it is a coincidence, that there are some circumstances. It is nothing of the kind. There are no coincidences in the world. Only the upper root brings us into some kind of movement toward each other. It obliges us to pay attention to each other and get close. At what level and in what sense to get close depends on the quality of our spiritual roots.

Question: How does this spiritual convergence occur?

Answer: A person in our world does not know this. We, as they say, “sniff” each other, study each other. It seems to us that we are suitable or not. It seems to us that circumstances lead to this, and everyone says: “You are so alike, similar,” and so on. This is all the world of dolls, the world of a game. But in fact, spiritual forces, spiritual roots, determine everything.

Question: How does one search for a spiritual partner?

Answer: People will not be able to. People do not understand. We study this in the science of Kabbalah and understand how it works. But in our world, we still cannot realize it.

Question: Is love a relationship of souls?

Answer: Love is the attraction of kindred souls. But this is spiritual, ideal love.

Question: What is a soulmate?

Answer: Soulmates are those who are in very close combination in the spiritual world.

There is a common soul. In it, there are many, billions of private souls that coexist with each other in all sorts of combinations. Their combinations determine the convergence, separation, and movement, including physical, in general, all this Brownian movement between us in our world.

Question: Does the name “my other half” imply a soulmate?

Answer: This is the perfect case.

Question: What is lovesickness?

Answer: Lovesickness in our world is purely egoistic suffering because I need fulfillment and I cannot find it. “Where is my second half that will fill me?” It’s just like: “Where is my dinner that I want to eat that I’m supposed to have?” It is absolutely the same. It is also the same with sex and with all the other fillings.

Question: What should be the principle of relationships of love in terms of Kabbalah?

Answer: This is a mutual understanding, the pursuit of a common goal, in which we unite together as one. But only in a common goal.

Question: Can this goal be anything?

Answer: No, only the spiritual goal! A spiritual goal is the union of our souls. As the great English poet Chaucer wrote: “Reach the merging of our souls in the tangle of our bodies.” He laughed at this—what we want.

Question: What is the lovesickness (“suffering out of love”) in Kabbalistic terms?

Answer: It is when I want to find my soulmate, including all the other souls in the world, in order to reach a state of spiritual connection between us, when I give everything, and through them I give it to the Creator. This is called true love. Eternal.

Question: Can there be a separation between soulmates, a break in communication? Why does it occur?

Answer: I did not observe such effects in our world. We are still in a state where our world is broken, and it only just begins its approach to the spiritual, corrected world.

We will definitely enter it. The question is when? We will reach a state where we will simultaneously perform actions in our world on the basis of spiritual actions. Then, we will fall in love with the soul and unite “soul to soul” as they say. Then everything will coexist in this way. I cannot imagine that separation is possible at this state.

Question: Then separation will not exist?

Answer: No. This is eternal love!
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From the TV program “News with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman”, 2/28/18

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Let’s Reveal What A Soul Is About

Laitman_177.13Question: Why is a person so attracted to conversations about the soul?

Answer: It is because the soul is the source of life; it is our essence, what we in reality represent through ourselves. We exist infinitely in spiritual space. We are very close to the start of our revelation of the soul in our time.

Question: What parts does the soul consist of?

Answer: The soul consists of ten Sefirot. When you connect in a ten you will gradually reveal the structure of the soul within it. A sensation of fulfillment will appear between you. It is called the Light of the soul or the Creator.

Question: People often say “My soul is tormented.” What does it mean?

Answer: Let’s instead reveal what the soul is. The soul is a part of the Creator in us, the property of bestowal and love, the property of connection between us.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 9/16/18

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Connection With The Upper World

laitman_925Question: When a person attains the Creator and becomes similar to Him in qualities, does he stop dressing into a physical body?

Answer: There are a number of Kabbalists in our world who are with us in the same sensation of this world and we can have a connection with them.

At the same time, they exist in the spiritual world and allow us to be connected with it. There are few such people, but there is no need for a large number of them. This is unnecessary because we have little need for spirituality in our world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/7/18

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Life, Death, And Consciousness

627.2Question: If it is not the soul, then what enters a new body in the new birth in a reincarnation?

Answer: The point in the heart.

Question: What happens to our consciousness when the biological body dies?

Answer: Nothing happens. The fact is that our consciousness exists in order to safeguard our egoism. When egoism dies, that is, when it hides from us, then consciousness becomes of no use to us. Therefore, it disappears.

But with the help of our method, we develop a new kind of consciousness and a new kind of desire. The new consciousness serves the new desire—the desire to give. And we do not need to die for this. We can live several lives and deaths during the current existence of our body.

Moreover, we will not feel that we are dying because we will already be in a completely different “beyond body” state.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 10/7/18

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The Speed Of Spiritual Development And Reincarnation

760.4Question: Does the speed of my development and ascent to the spiritual world depend on my previous lives and the reincarnation of my soul?

Answer: Certainly it depends on that. This is not the first time we are in this world.

It is hard to explain what death and birth mean, how we disconnect from ourselves today and reconnect, how certain memories are regenerated within us, and we think that we existed some time ago, etc.

This is not easy to depict for now. However, we are in the process of a long progression of correction.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/16/18

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