Entries in the 'Dissemination' Category

One-Way Communication

laitman_962.7Remark: In Rabash’s time there was no Internet. Today social networks are highly developed. When disseminating on social networks, there is a risk of succumbing to corporeal pleasures. They literally suck people in.

My Comment: Dissemination can only be in that I express my opinion, the opinion of Kabbalah, or the opinion of my teachers.

We have only one-way communication! Whoever wants to—come to our site and study. Whoever does not want to—is free to leave. We do not engage in any dialogs or discussions.

Question: Will people in the group of the last generation absorb something from others around them?

Answer: We have nothing to absorb from them. We can only regret what they spend their time and energy on.

We can perceive from the others only their desire to come closer to an understanding of the rational, good, and eternal, but nothing else.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/25/18

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When Will All People Feel A Spiritual Awakening?

laitman_963.8Question: We know that it takes many years before a person engaged in spiritual work begins to feel an internal response to the rule “love your neighbor as yourself.” Will those people outside the group also require the same amount of time to come to this feeling?

Answer: If these people do not have an inner urge and the upper providence does not bring them to the group in order to realize it, they will not be able to do anything.

There are two necessary conditions: the point in the heart, and the condition of the Creator placing a person’s hand on the good fortune and beginning to help him in this. Otherwise, nothing will work out.

Many people in the world have a point in the heart, but for some reason they are not brought into our ranks. Perhaps it is still early or there are some other circumstances we do not know about.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/18/18

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At The Beginning Of The Spiritual Experiment

laitman_938.05Question: Kabbalah is a science. Can we take a certain segment of people and show that they can be corrected by this method?

Answer: Science is what you hypothesize and then confirm in practice. Once you have clear results, the hypothesis becomes a science.

Currently, we do not have this data. We have just come to the beginning of the experiment. If this experiment works successfully, then we will be able to say that the science of Kabbalah was proven in our time.

Kabbalah is a practical experimental science, and this is the way we work.

Question: So you aren’t saying that Kabbalah is a method of correction? Do we just make attempts at it?

Answer: Even if I did affirm this, I would be ridiculed: “Where did you get that Kabbalah is a method of correction?”

That is, I see how it works on myself and I can see some others. But how does it work on the world scale?

We are in a state when we are just starting its implementation. The fact that the world is on the decline is clear to us. The fact that the world has no method of correction is clear. The world has no power to fix itself, it has no understanding of how it works—this is clear too.

The only way I can prove experimentally that I possess the method that actually works is to demonstrate it on myself and others.

I am sure of the scientific nature of the method Kabbalah because I have experienced it firsthand and have seen it actualized on my teachers. I see how gradually it is been introduced over decades. I have been involved in it for over forty years, but I cannot show this method to anyone else.

Logically, all this is true, but until proven in practice, no one will listen to us. If you take a certain society and teach this method to it, if it masters it on itself and can demonstrate it to the rest of the world, then everything will work out.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/24/18

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Spread The Knowledge About The Creator In The World

laitman_214Question: If I tell somebody about the Creator and about the upper worlds, does it mean that I love him? The purpose for telling this person about it is unknown. It is not that simple.

Answer: First, you have to prepare—understand what he would like to hear. You teach students in the same way: you feel what they would like to hear from you and what they would not like. You already understand them. This is how the love for the created beings and the love for the Creator are expressed.

You are between the Creator and the created beings, transmitting the knowledge about the Creator to them: how to get close to the upper force, how to start being filled with it, become similar to it, and attain the state of eternity and perfection.

You try to tell everyone about it. What can be better for a person than to understand that he can reach the level of the Creator and that he is given opportunities, tools, and the method? This is the most you can do for people.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/17/18

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To Pull Everyone Along

laitman_750.03Question: Why do you, a Kabbalist, do so many actions in the imaginary reality when you could transfer the scope of actions into the true spiritual reality?

Answer: It is in order to pull you along with me as part of my essence.

Question: Does it mean that you are responsible for people?

Answer: They all are my parts! Therefore, I am tied to them. And so is each of us. There is mutual inclusion of everybody into everything. Therefore, each of us pulls others and together we draw near to the world of eternity, of infinity.

By helping others, you eventually help yourself because all others are your spiritual part. All this is one Adam.

Question: Do I bestow to myself and not to another person?

Answer: Yes, but it seems to you that you bestow to others. The fact is that the state called Adam was broken into many parts, so that each part relative to others could move from its egoism to altruism and thus acquire the quality of the Creator, the quality of bestowal and love.

If this system did not break, how could it acquire the quality of the Creator? How would it act? Yet since we are broken and there is egoism between us, mutual rejection, we can overcome it and connect with others. Then the force of overcoming will become the force of our connection and similarity with the Creator. We need to reach this state.

This is the idea of the Creator: as a result of the shattering, the created being would become egoistic and all the force of light, the force of the Creator, the force of His love, would enter between us and turn into egoism, into hatred. We now need to revert it back into connection and love, and then we will become similar to the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 6/10/18

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Gratitude To Baal HaSulam

226Baal HaSulam’s Yahrzeit [ed. the anniversary of Baal HaSulam’s passing] is a special day of remembrance and gratitude to a very special and exalted soul who descended to this world as a messenger of the Creator to open a path for us, an entrance to the upper world, so that we can reach it here, during our lifetime.

Baal HaSulam did so much in order to bridge our corporeal Kli (vessel) and the spiritual one, which lets us connect with it, and through it reach connection with the Creator. He paved a very long and special path, just like the Baal Shem Tov and the Ari did in their times. We are incapable of fully appreciating what this soul did.

Ultimately, we should be thankful to the Creator for sending us such a soul, such tremendous help. When we learn from the books of Baal HaSulam and approach the goal with his help, we must appreciate, thank, honor, and love this extraordinary person, this special tool that creates a connection between us, those who are below and those who are above.

We should be so proud of this honor and take on even more commitments to be worthy of connection with such a soul. We are unable to realize his contribution to us and its power, but still, we must love him, as children love their parents. So we must draw near and cling to this soul, which opened the passage to the Creator in our time. We would stand no chance without him.

There were many Kabbalists before, but in our time, there is no other method that allows, in practice, for the revelation of the Creator and becoming His partners, supporters in His work with creation. Thanks to Baal HaSulam, we are able with our small souls to facilitate his ascent, and along with him, our own. We were honored to receive an invitation, a pass to the upper world, and the choice is in our hands.

A mere two hundred years ago it was impossible to conceive that completely secular people like us, without any preparation or connection with the Torah, could have any chance of approaching spirituality. Then came the soul of Baal HaSulam and opened a passage for us, and now we can pass through this tunnel just because of our pure desire.

The most important thing is the desire. It doesn’t matter that a person has sunken low in the corporeal sense, it has no relevance in spirituality. If you look over the Machsom into the spiritual world, you will see the person as though through an x-ray: no meat or fat, just the bones, which is the essence. And according to that essence, according to our desire, we are accepted into spirituality.

I am so happy that there are so many people with us around the world that yearn according to their inner essence toward the truth, and in line with their desire are ready, through the method of Baal HaSulam, to cross that path and reach perfection.

The key to this is very simple: our unity. We advance to the extent that we unite; with each move toward unity we take another step in our advancement. This tunnel puts constant pressure on us, it squeezes us and forces us to connect even more tightly to the point of passing through the eye of a needle. The secret of our success lies exclusively in our unity.
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From the Daily Kabbalah lesson, “Yahrzeit Baal Sulam”, 9/19/18

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All People Are Parts Of One Common System

laitman_423.03Question: If other people are like animals according to their needs and interests, why should I try to come closer to them? And how could it be that something excites me yet doesn’t interest them at all?

Answer: All other people are the same as you. They are all necessary elements of one common system. Each has his or her own part. By working on yourself, you must come closer to everyone, try and pass on the higher information to them, and give them the opportunity to connect to it.

To the extent that we connect together in the system of “love your neighbor as yourself,” we elevate our world to the next level.

I don’t think there are people, organizations, religions, or methods in the world that would object to the call to love your neighbor. After all, day by day, we increasingly understand that the world is integral, interconnected, and that we need to do something with ourselves.

If we continue to be so fragmented and torn apart, we will lead the world to disaster. Also, if we try to connect with each other in one living organism, its cells will start functioning correctly as in a single system, then in this healthy organism, we will feel the higher life and ourselves existing in the spiritual field.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/22/18

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What Is The Difference Between The Revealed And The Concealed Torah?

laitman_527.07Question: What is the difference between the revealed and the concealed parts of the Torah?

Answer: The concealed part of the Torah is the part that is revealed to a person when he works on his spiritual development. The Torah is completely opposite from what people think.

Question: So, is it always revealed and it only depends on us if it is concealed or revealed to us?

Answer: The Torah is the control system of the entire system of creation. It is concealed with respect to a person individually. However, to the extent in which we are able to participate in this system intelligently and productively, it is gradually revealed to us.

Question: But how is the Torah, as a system of the world’s control, connected to the book that was written 3,000 years ago? Is it the written Torah and the oral Torah?

Answer: They both describe the system we need to enter, learn about, and engage with.

Question: What is the oral Torah? It seems that there are some laws that were possible to describe on a piece of paper and there are laws that could only be passed down by word of mouth?

Answer: The oral Torah is a system of laws that was passed down from teacher to student: from Adam through 20 generations to Abraham and then through all the rest of the generations to Rabbi Shimon, the author of The Book of Zohar. Then it all became hidden. The knowledge about the world, about the individual’s work in drawing closer to the Creator is called “the Torah,” from the word “Ohr” (Light). This knowledge was gradually passed down through a small group of people in each generation. Only now, beginning with the Ari (17th century) and onward, everything began to be reborn.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/18/18

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The Attitude Of The Masses To Kabbalah

laitman_254.03Question: Why does merely mentioning terms of the science of Kabbalah arouse a negative reaction among people who do not study it?

Answer: The fact is that throughout the years of the existence of Kabbalah there have been so many fabrications around it that it is natural that no one is indifferent to it.

Only specific people understand Kabbalah and they are its followers. Everyone else is very cautiously and warily interested in it. They consider it something dark, bad, and dangerous.

Most importantly, religion, being based on blind faith, is also against Kabbalah. They tell me how to behave, and like a wind-up-toy, I mechanically perform the prescribed actions.

Kabbalists say: “No, you must explore this world, explore the Creator, and wish to understand and attain Him with your mind.” Attain the Creator in order to be like Him, to serve Him exactly by becoming equal to Him. This is the state we must reach.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18

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At The Last Stage Of Human Development

laitman_553Question: If spiritual attainment is individual, then how can the results of the connection with others affect the fact that I do not need to again go through whatever I have been through in the past?

Answer: We are the first ones in the last stage of humanity’s development and we must pass through it completely

Since Kabbalah was closed off, hidden from millions of people over 2,000 years, we now need to revive it and start spreading it. We are thus trailblazers, pioneers in its dissemination.

The question is, have there been any corrections made in the past, which we do not need to pass through again? It can be said that on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels, corrections of the soul are practically finished. The last level, however, must still be corrected.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/18/18

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