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The Mystery Of The Unification Of The Masculine And Feminine, Part 10

608.01Ascending Above Bodies

Question: Today the masculine part in a woman is salient and the feminine part in men is more prominent. Is there a reason for that?

Answer: We are in a process, in a period of transition, but we will eventually begin to understand how we should get closer to each other in order to reveal the Creator.

By the revelation of the Creator we mean to our next level of existence in which we ascend above our bodies and begin to exist in a volume our corporeal life and death have nothing to do with. We begin to exist in a soul.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/3/19

What Is Talent Given For?

630.2The lower the soul of a person,
the higher the nose  [turns] up.
He stretches his nose to where the soul has not grown.
(Omar Khayyam)

We see this in real life even with a naked eye. And everyone can see that it is so.

Comment: A person displays himself, he becomes a great politician, a great businessman.

My Response: He has to hold himself up somehow. If others do not hold him by appreciating him and respecting him, then he raises himself in this way. Look at all the politicians.

Question: That is, “he stretches his nose to where the soul has not grown”? Where does the soul stretch, rise up to what?

Answer: The soul stretches to the Creator, that is if a person understands this. And if his soul does not grow to such a state, then at least he wants to raise himself to such a level that he is respected.

Question: Does he put pressure on others?

Answer: Of course!

Question: And if the soul grows, then it raises him?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Why is man given individuality? After all, he is still growing, he wants to grow!

Answer: Everyone is very individual. To the extent that a person wants to realize himself in closeness with the Creator, in likeness to the Creator, and he shows himself more through these actions, all his correct properties become prominent.

Although it seems that if he wants to become like the Creator, he nullifies himself. No!

Question: Why is man given talents, individuality?

Answer: Only for this. So that he becomes like the Creator in each of its special properties.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 11/2/20

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The Purpose Of Generational Change

294.4Question: What is the purpose of generational change from the point of view of the work on correcting egoism?

Answer: The purpose of generational change is to divide this huge burden into small parts between many people. This is written in The Book of ZoharIt tells a parable about how a great king who decided to move his capital from one place to another. But how to transport the royal treasury? He could not leave it to one man or an army to do it in case they were attacked.

Then he decided that he would give each of his many subjects one coin. Everyone would bring him this coin back because it is not worth it for a person to abuse the trust of the king and tarnish himself because of one small coin. Thus, his subjects moved the huge treasury to a new place, to a new capital.

This is how The Zohar speaks metaphorically about why we divide all the work between many billions of people, like a line that moves forward from generation to generation all the time. That is how we work.

Then the enormous work that we have to do is not so terrifying. Of course, it is difficult for each person, but it is surmountable. However, if we imagined that we could overcome all the egoism created by the Creator, rise above it, and connect with the upper force at its true spiritual degree, then each of us simply could not do it alone.
From KabTV’s “Close-up, Generation”

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Smart Generation

289The coronavirus pandemic has made such drastic changes in the world that it has thrown it in disarray. And we will see how governments, leaders, and all kinds of organizations cannot find ways to work with people. The need for the science of Kabbalah, for the method of connection between us and the Creator, will be revealed more and more.

Divinity is only those souls, those desires, directed to the Creator. The souls who have awakened to the Creator are called Divinity, and the Creator begins to reveal Himself in them according to their efforts to awaken themselves to connection with Him.

In the end, everyone must join the common soul, each according to his own level. Do not think that souls that awaken later are smaller. On the contrary, souls awaken starting from the lightest to increasingly heavier ones. The light corrections are done first, which then help us make larger and more complex corrections.

Therefore, those souls who must rise after us are heavier and more important. And the souls that are awakening now, which are called Israel, i.e., those who strive “straight to the Creator” are not so difficult to correct compared to those who will come after them.

Generation after generation the desire grows, and the ability to be smarter and more inventive, grows accordingly. We will see how after the pandemic, the Creator will perform other exercises with us to awaken the understanding of how to get closer to the spiritual. He will act on our entire generation so that everyone feels the need to approach Him and connect with Him.

The whole world will feel that the main thing in life is not the coronavirus, not material success, and not the illusory values with which we filled our lives. The Creator will begin to shine a little deeper into the thickness of our material and will illuminate our inner darkness. We will discover such desires in ourselves that we did not even know about.

Blow by blow, people will gradually begin to discover how much they lack the meaning of life.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/21, “Chasing the Shechina

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Changing The Basis Of Existence

448.8Question: Why are life and death such sharp states? Before the beginning of life, a person does not feel anything, does not remember anything. After death, he feels nothing, remembers nothing. Life and death for him are probably the best and the worst thing that can happen.

Answer: The life of a person takes place in his egoistic desire. This is why it is so clearly defined from the beginning to the end, from birth to death. The opportunity that we are given is to rise above birth and death.

However, it is not given in order to some how extend life (something we would like to do), but to change the attitude toward it, in particular, to change the force at the basis of this existence—to make it altruistic instead of egoistic. Then we will not be feeling the influence of the egoistic force on us, that is, life itself, but we will be as if above it.

Question: But this clarity, this definition, it is good, is it not? Does it mean that in the other state, a higher one, everything will be clear enough?

Answer: Yes. In the quality of bestowal, contrary to the quality of reception that we now have, everything is also clearly defined, and in much greater intensity in quality and quantity.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/12/21

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Does A Soul Have A Place?

707Question: A person who lives in this world has his own place. This is his home, planet Earth, a place in space, a place in time. Does the soul have a place in which it exists?

Answer: The soul not only has a place, but it is a place in itself. There is no other place but the soul.

There is a so-called imaginary place called our universe. It is imaginary because it exists in the desire to receive, the egoistic desire. And there is a place called the soul, which is the desire to bestow. This place is really eternal and perfect.

Question: Is this place for humans?

Answer: This place is for us to discover and exist in.

Question: What is the connection between the soul and the “I” of a person?

Answer: The soul is my “I.”

We do not yet feel what the soul is because we do not have the quality of bestowal and love, and therefore, we have to meander along in this way, without a soul.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/12/21

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Going Beyond The Limits Of Earthly Sensations

709Question: The issue of aging has been of great concern to humanity all the time. A person in his youth and old age, are they two different people or one?

Answer: Whether we are young or old, alive or dead, these are just our depictions of ourselves. Of course, any reasoning is possible here, but until we rise above the egoism in which we feel ourselves and our world, we will not be able to correctly recognize what other possibilities there are to feel.

Question: That is, I depict myself as young, and after a while as old. Yet, I do not feel that way. Is this feeling imposed on me?

Answer: Yes, it is imposed. But still, it is imposed inside of you.

Question: Who imposes it?

Answer: The upper force imposes the entire picture of this reality on us. Each of us has his own picture imposed on him. And this is how we act.

However, at the same time, there are people who are given the opportunity to change this picture. It depends on how they work with it and this is where the interaction between people and their mutual development begins.

Question: What is the purpose of imposing this picture?

Answer: For a person to rise above it.

Question: All the people?

Answer: Eventually, all of them.

Question: Is this why we are given the feeling of the state of life and death?

Answer: Yes, of course. After all, they do not really exist either. However, they are given in order for a person to rise above and go beyond them.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/12/21

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Where Do People Who Have Crossed The Machsom Exist?

962.3Question: How many people throughout history have crossed the Machsom? Are there only a few, tens, or thousands of them?

Answer: Millions of people. However, we must understand that this is a process. Souls are not some blocks separated from each other, but rather, they are desires that constantly mix, change, and connect. That is, it is a complex integral system.

Question: Where do these millions exist?

Answer: They exist outside of bodies, in desires. After all, the most important thing is desire. The body appears to us as existing in the same limited volume as our world. In fact, there is no material world. Only the spiritual world exists. Therefore, we need to move to the feeling of the spiritual world and make certain that it is the one that exists and not this world.

Question: Where do people exist after crossing the Machsom, and what do they do there?

Answer: They exist in their qualities. Everything that is outside of these qualities, all kinds of inanimate, vegetative, and animate matter (there is no human matter in our world; it is classified as animate) are perceived only in our earthly feelings. In reality, all this does not exist.

Feelings change, and this world disappears.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 2/6/20

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Returning From The Other World

627.2Question: “I came back from dead in the full sense of the word: I  experienced clinical death after falling from the eighth floor of a building. I survived. What I saw and felt cannot be expressed in words—it was a sense of peace and love. The kind of love that does not exist. I now understand that it is not terrible to die. It is much worse to live in this world.

Can you explain what I saw and why I was brought back to this world? And why do we suffer so much here if it is so good there?”

Answer: I also experienced clinical death. I also felt this inspiration and this peace. So what? We must still fulfill all the conditions that are given to us from above, from the highest level of nature. You should not dwell on it too much.

You will not understand it now anyway, I am not going to explain it to you either. You must live by the law, that is, to try and stick to the good in spite of everything that nature awakens in you.

Comment: What about the fact that a person lives with this memory of how good it was and is no longer afraid to die? This man is no longer afraid.

My Response This too is given to him now. It is his destiny to undergo such states.

Question: Well, you know, there are a lot of TV programs and incredible books that people cannot put down, they become bestsellers. They describe how a person comes back from the other world and how good it was there: a tunnel of light, love, and on and on. Is this all to calm us down?

Answer: It has nothing to do with the truth. No connection.

Comment: You are breaking people’s hearts now. They are holding on to this notion.

My Response The main thing is to sweeten this life of yours. They say that life here is not that important as long as there is something waiting for us later.

There will be no Egyptian pyramids, no dancing concubines or whatnot—nothing is awaiting for us there at all.

Question: But you constantly tell us that if we reach the spiritual world, that it is a state of love, a state of bestowal, a state of peace. When you say that, what do you mean?

Answer: The upper world is a state of correct self-assessment. Meaning, it is more like a trial, a very deep psychological evaluation of your feelings, your thoughts, and your actions from the standpoint of truth, which becomes revealed when you break away from the body.

After all, what is it about living or dying? It is about giving up your ego. Only then can one see not through his ego, but the true picture of what is happening in the universe. Then a person can see what is called the future world, the upper world. Not through the ego. Through the ego, one only sees this world.

Question: So you can actually say that gradually, if you let a person break away from egoism, from this body even a little, that he can already experience the states that make such an impression on him?

Answer: Yes, you can say so.

Question: And the truth, is it a billion, many billion times greater than all of this here?

Answer: Yes.

Question: And you are telling us that man can come to the truth in this life, in this body, in this world? Even to a much greater state than he has felt and is dreamed of?

Answer: Of course! A billion times greater.

This requires a special inner state of man, of his desires, intentions, his strength. Otherwise, it will crush him. Therefore, man is not allowed to experience it until he acquires in this world the screen—the force of resistance to egoism—in order not to trade these special states for something sweet. Then it is given to him.

Comment: You are saying that there is such great, incredible love and happiness in store for us that we have to …

My Response: … be prepared for it. And a person gets prepared for it in this world If he wants to.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/2/20

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What Is Death From The Point Of View Of Kabbalah?

712.03Question: What is death from the point of view Kabbalah? Is it the end of life or the beginning of something new?

Answer: The death of the beastly body has no relevance to your true life, which, of course, does not begin or end with this. You simply begin to feel yourself in another state. So, you should not think about death and worry. It is better if we think about how we will continue our existence.

Question: But is desire itself somehow connected to the fear of death?

Answer: No. In fact, the desire to live is an eternal and absolute desire. It is the desire to connect with the source of life, with the Creator, and to exist in connection with Him.

And our beastly state, which we call “life,” is all in all a small condition for our existence in order to begin to feel something higher, the next level.

Question: Is there a record of eternity in man?

Answer: Certainly, there is a record of the eternal state. Without it we would not yearn for it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/15/19

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