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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/17/19

laitman_281.02Question: Does Kabbalah believe that there is a property of freedom in every person? Or is this not inherent in anyone from birth?

Answer: This is inherent in absolutely everyone. It only happens in very limited amounts and not necessarily in this life.

Question: I want enough to be able to finish the entire correction and discover the Creator in this lifetime. Where is my freedom of will here? What exactly depends on me?

Answer: Get rid of everything that is unnecessary and choose what is most important, which is what is needed to discover the Creator. That’s all. You will answer your question this way. This is what Kabbalah does.

Question: Do I need to part with necessities in order to attain freedom?

Answer: We cannot part with any needs. We can simply reassess our values in order to engage only in those actions that are necessary to achieve the most important goal.

Question: What is the realization of freedom of will at every second?

Answer: It is to gradually come to a determination of what is our most important goal and to move toward it correctly.

Question: Was Baal HaSulam a free person?

Answer: Every Kabbalist is a free person because he rises above his egoism.

Question: Can it be said that freewill is comprised of a person’s voluntary formation of the correct internal and external limits of behavior and thoughts and their observance? And the more carefully you observe them, the freer you are?

Answer: Freedom of will is to completely surrender to the right environment.

Question: When will a person stop living one day and think only about himself?

Answer: Whenever he wants. There is no other answer.

Question: Does freedom have boundaries?

Answer: Freedom has no boundaries. Freedom is all in the desire to bestow and therefore it is infinite.

Question: What if you experience a strong doubt about a choice? How can you choose?

Answer: Always choose toward connection, kindness, and with your group, and no other way.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 11/17/19

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Freedom Of Choice, Part 11

laitman_264.01Humanity Is a Single Organism

Question: Nature has been combining cells for billions of years until they were combined into more complex organisms. We see that it is good. Organisms became more complex, the spectrum of their sensations became much larger than that of the amoeba. Does nature push us to this only at the level of society?

Answer: Yes, only in thoughts and feelings, in the mind and in the heart. If we reach a state where our thoughts and feelings will be in one system, then we will become such a powerful community that rises above all nature, to the level of the Creator, into a state of eternity and perfection.

Comment: On one hand, it is good that we are all different. Nature develops us so that individualism is constantly growing.

My Response: Naturally. This is a template of the Creator, aimed to ensure that we are correct and achieve perfection.

Question: Are we as parts of one organism in which there are kidneys, the liver, and other organs, and all have different functions?

Answer: Absolutely. What we see today in technology, computers, and everywhere else is built on plus or minus.

Question: Does it turn out that the life of the whole organism is more important than the life of any particular organ?

Answer: No, here, on the contrary, the property of integrality is manifested, where each particle, each property, is as important as all the others combined. We do not do anything here, do not sacrifice anything.

Question: So what should we unite around?

Answer: Around one purpose. The ultimate goal is our complete unity. Therefore, we need to constantly shrink more and more among ourselves to achieve it.

And our general condition, when we are united in our heart and mind, is called the Creator. Thus, we will all rise back to our common root. This is the principle and purpose of our development.

Question: Is this freedom of choice?

Answer: The freedom of will is to get to this, not with imposed suffering, but with your personal participation.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_528.04Increase the Influence of Light

Question: When many people have freedom of will is it difficult or impossible to predict their future?

Answer: I would not say that many people have freedom of will. They have a chance, but they do not use it.

In order to understand how to they must study Kabbalah. They have to be in the group and cause a special energy and force to move in a certain direction under its influence. They don’t have that.

Question: Does a person who is engaged in studying Kabbalah evoke a certain type of influence from nature?

Answer: He increases the influence of nature. And so, nature leads us forward, constantly influencing us. But if we are in a group, then it increases its impact and thereby accelerates our internal development.

Question: What should we come to?

Answer: In our internal state, we must come to similarity to the Creator, to the property of bestowal and love. Nature leads us to this. But so far humanity advances through blows and suffering. If you move forward yourself, then you turn these sufferings into goodness and love.

Question: Is the property of bestowal and love manifested as unity between people?

Answer: It is from unity that we get the strength that develops us in a good way.

Remark: It turns out that nature, with all kinds of suffering, makes us somehow unite and become similar to the Creator.

My Comment: But if we don’t want to suffer and start studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, we begin to understand where nature should lead us. We see that we are not close to the Creator. This is what we feel as sufferings, although in fact they do not exist.

Then we can strive for unification, call upon ourselves the highest reforming light, which will develop us faster than anything else.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_272The Problem of Foretellers of the Future

Question: Today, almost all the media write that we are on the verge of a third world war. Does humanity have a fate and has it already been set that there will be a war?

Answer: No, it is not set. Nothing is set except for the final state. And each of us steers our own boat to come to it.

Question: But there are people who can predict future states? How do they see them?

Answer: No, they cannot be 100% sure of their predictions. The future can be changed.

In addition, it also depends on the kind of person and the kind of future. If you are talking about an ordinary person, you can see his future because he does not participate in its formation because he is on an animal level.

Question: So people who feel finer matter can see what will happen to this person?

Answer: Of course, like when you look at a child, you can tell what he is doing and what he is going to do.

In addition, all futurologists and fortunetellers are also at the animal level, but with more sensitive qualities. They are even more like animals than that person. After all, animals feel nature very clearly. For example, a dog next to the owner feels that it is with him.

Question: That is, people who are close to nature, to the animal level, can feel future states?

Answer: Of course. But this is not something that a person can change.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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709Path to the Goal

Question: Does natural evolutionary development always mean suffering?

Answer: This is not suffering, but the feeling of the lack that you must now make up for in your advancement. How else could it be? If I am a mile away from the target, then I feel that I have to go another mile, do something about it.

This, of course, causes my suffering because I want to be on the target already, but, on the other hand, I have to understand that moving toward it is not a matter of distance, it is a matter of changing certain internal properties in me.

Question: So, in the material world, a person cannot change anything? Can one somehow influence one’s spiritual states?

Answer: Of course. And the material world will change in accordance with this. Even the surrounding inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature and our inner inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature will change depending on how much we put our efforts into achieving the goal of creation.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_560“Fate” from the everyday point of view

Question: If we consider fate not with respect to the final correction, but from the everyday point of view: who to become, whom to marry, what kind of children will I have, what problems, etc., can this be changed?

Answer: It is very difficult because for this we must educate future couples in advance in understanding the meaning of life, the purpose of life, the realization of this purpose, and how much they are ready for it.

To select these couples as they become ready, understanding what they should sacrifice, what they should let go of,  than, on the contrary, what they should help each other with and how they should mutually support each other to achieve this goal. A lot of work has to be done here.

I hope that if not in our generation, then in the next, people will do it because humanity will come to a state of separation from any solution to family problems. People will stop marrying and having children. They will not understand why they need it! Up to the point that even sexual instincts will “freeze” in them. This is a problem that will be addressed through the matter of suffering.

Question: But on the other hand, why should I change anything if, let’s say, I understand or believe that there is some upper force, and it leads me to the goal of creation?

Answer: It leads you by the way of suffering. However, you do not realize yourself as a person. If you go with the flow, then you are an animal.

Question: If I do not make conscious efforts to change myself, then does the upper force act on me in the form of suffering?

Answer: Like on any animal. At that moment you are called an animal. And you are called a man only in those moments when you yourself see the goal and exert forces to get closer to it.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_760.1“Fate” from the point of view of Kabbalah

Question: From the point of view of Kabbalah, there is such a thing as fate. Can I change it?

Answer: Fate was originally inherent in each of us, meaning what state we must achieve. Only the style of movement toward this goal, toward our final state, depends on us, nothing other than that.

All the same, I will surely come to the state that is outlined for me, and even now I exist in it. Actually, I am there, but for the realization of my freewill I am here.

Question: Usually we say that fate cannot be changed. Does this mean the ultimate goal: to become like the Creator, to reach complete correction? Is this the fate of every person?

Answer: This is freewill, which expresses an understanding of the Creator’s program, agreement with it, devotion, and effort, when you want to justify this program, when you agree with it, although moving toward this goal is usually against your egoism.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_544Choose the Best Environment

Baal HaSulam “The Freedom”: Therefore, he who strives to continually choose a better environment is worthy of praise and reward. But here, too, it is not because of his good thoughts and deeds, which come to him without his choice, but because of his effort to acquire a good environment, which brings him these good thoughts and deeds.

A person who chooses the best environment each time achieves a reward: his next, better, more advanced state.

Question: The appearance of good or bad thoughts in me is also not from me?

Answer: No. But what you do with them is from you.

You can “kind of” program yourself for the future. I stress, “kind of.” Indeed, in order to develop even greater freewill in you, your settings will be knocked down every time, giving you the opportunity to direct yourself to the goal with finer accuracy. Like a ship from the sea entering a riverbed full of branches, it is constantly guided; you need to move the same way.

Question: So, to be a good or bad person, to do good or bad, does not depend on the person?

Answer: No. Just by choosing your environment, as a result of this, you do good or bad deeds.

Moreover, you should always try to make a good deed against your previous state, and a bad one in relation to your future state, then the next state will be better. And do not despair if your next state is shown to you: “Ah, you see?! And you are not the one.” This is in order to push you forward.
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laitman_527.03In the Maelstrom Whirl of Life

Question: Are all a person’s actions and conditions in this world predetermined, except for one’s aspiration for spiritual development?

Answer: A person also has a certain predisposition to spiritual development. One feels that they are drawn somewhere.

In our world we do not just rush in the maelstrom of life. For example, if I look back from the height of my seventy years, then I will see how I was always directed somewhere. Although sometimes these were turbulent flows that carried me from country to country, from society to society, it still was a purposeful movement.

At a certain stage of the journey, a person is given the opportunity to pick up the oars and steer one’s boat in a different direction. You must understand this, realize this, determine which sails to raise, and how to control your little life vessel.

In principle, 99.9% of people do not understand this. But there are people who are somehow trying to somehow direct themselves somewhere, although they also do not understand where and for what purpose.

Therefore, now, in our very turbulent time, when maelstroms carry us in an unknown direction, the science of Kabbalah is being revealed which explains that, in principle, you have the opportunity to influence your fate, you have freedom of will.

Despite the fact that you are affected by the initial data embedded in you, it does not matter. All the same, you are given the opportunity to influence yourself through the environment. It is only necessary to choose an increasingly correct environment each time.

In principle, one does not choose the environment, but clearly finds it according to the goal and enters the appropriate environment. Therefore, first of all, you must choose the goal of life.

If you want to be a musician, an artist, or a scientist, then accordingly you choose the environment in which you will develop in order to come closer to the goal that attracts you, the goal that you need.

Question: So, over all these tens of thousands of years of human development, we have not had freedom of choice. But at a certain evolutionary stage, it appears in a person. One seems to accidentally find some kind of environment. And this is also not freewill yet. Does it start when a person is already inside this environment and works with it?

Answer: Yes. A person’s free will manifests itself to the extent that one submits oneself to the environment in order to absorb all the properties and forces necessary to achieve one’s goal from it.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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laitman_947Why Does an Individual Need the Influence of the Environment?

Question: Why is everything created so that I, as an individual, am influenced by society? What does this give me? How can I use it for my spiritual development?

Answer: The fact is with the help of the surrounding society I can control myself. If I am a closed system and I can do nothing with myself and inside myself, then no matter how I spin, like a dog chasing its tail, none of this will work because I have certain properties, qualities, and if I use them, then it will be the same “me.”

How can I make myself go out of myself and exert influence on me from the outside? Here is where the science of Kabbalah shows us a very interesting principle.

It says that if I have a clear, selective attitude to the environment: “This is good for me and that is bad. I want this to affect me more and that to affect me less,” then in this way I choose the sources of influence on me, sort them, and put myself under their influence. Thus, I control myself through the surrounding society.

Maybe I need two hours to be influenced by one group of people, and three hours by another one, or to listen to some report on television, read an article in a newspaper, or surf the Internet. I must constantly monitor what external influences to choose because I create myself in this way. This is the process of my creation of myself. This is what matters. This is my freedom of will. Such an opportunity, such freedom is given to us by the Creator.
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