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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/20/17

laitman_615.1Question: Are my illnesses connected to the way I communicate with my group of ten?

Answer: I don’t think so. But if you connect with it correctly, you can be cured of everything.

Question: Is there such a thing as Kabbalistic medicine?

Answer: Kabbalistic medicine is a very simple thing: draw the upper Light onto yourself and you will be healed. There is nothing else.

Question: I work as a coal miner. Can the wisdom of Kabbalah restore my health?

Answer: This is a very difficult question and the answer is not simple at all. Everything depends on the society you are in. You surely can be healed, but to what extent, I cannot say.

It depends on the group, the place where you are, how you study. I would recommend that you go deeper into this and you will see how new internal forces are revealed in you.

Question: Can congenital defects like blindness and deafness become an impediment to learning the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Congenital defects are not an impediment to learning the wisdom of Kabbalah. I believe in the power of the upper Light, which can change absolutely everything, but when it comes to a bodily defect, the change can no longer be in this incarnation, in this life.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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When Will Mental Illnesses Disappear?

laitman_600.02Question: Could mental illnesses disappear from the world? How can this happen?

Answer: Psychiatric disorders will disappear very quickly if we become closer to one another. They appear only because we are separated from each other.

When we begin to connect again, or at least aspire to our common united state, then the Light will begin to cleanse us from within—all of us together—and we will again complement each other in a single harmonic system, and once again become a correctly functioning single organism.

Then all problems will disappear. After all, all diseases appear because we are separated, like a dismembered body.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/12/18

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My Facebook Page: “Marijuana vs The Meaning Of Life”

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/1/18

As a Kabbalist, I was asked about the connection between the growing trend of legalizing marijuana and the search for the meaning of life.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is a method for developing our desire to discover the meaning of life.


Easy Death

laitman_561Question: How do you feel about euthanasia? There is a new invention: a machine that allows terminally ill patients to die completely painlessly and in just a few seconds. And the person can be buried right away, right in this machine. How do you feel about such an exit from life: easy, calm, without fear?

Answer: In principle, I cannot say anything. It is a personal decision. Death is always painful, always unpleasant. Today, many people take advantage of a variety of options to move on to the next world painlessly. But this is just one point of view.

From another point view, Baal HaSulam used to say that, if possible, it is worth trying not to avoid this pain. It’s difficult to talk like this, but I have to tell people this because this pain is anti-egoistic. It cleanses a person.

We need to make sure that an individual has already crossed over into a different life before he leaves this one. Then, parting with this life will not be painful for him—he has left and that’s it.

Let’s hope that we are now approaching a time when humanity is capable of discovering this possibility for itself, then it will be a simple, calm transition from one life to another.

In principle, euthanasia is not necessary. If I already feel the next state, then I can just allow my body to die. I observe its death from afar and this isn’t painful for me in any way. It isn’t frightening or sad. I am already living within my next body—my spiritual body, the body of the soul.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 12/14/17

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Kabbalah On Hygiene

laitman_739Question: Could a person’s physical, bodily ailments improve as a person advances spiritually?

Answer: Naturally, as soon as a person begins to ascend spiritually, his body is preserved to the same extent because the soul is developing and the body must help its development.

Question: How does Kabbalah regard personal (bodily) hygiene?

Answer: Hygiene was described in many treatises of the Torah and Talmud 3,000 years ago. They say, “There is no other purity than water.” It was not advised to use soap as often as we do today.

We live in completely different times when pollution of the environment on inanimate, vegetative and animate levels happens unnaturally, unlike in the past. Therefore, previously only soap was recommended, and only in some special cases sand, clay, fats or oils were used.

But ablution in water was always welcome. In the Torah there are clear instructions about this. Once a week before Shabbat people usually dipped into the pool (Mikveh). The entire population went through a very serious physiological purification, not only externally, but also internally.

Our body is tied to the upper level and is a consequence of spiritual roots; therefore, whatever is said about the upper roots relates to the lower ones. There can be no contradiction.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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Why Was There No Depression Before?

laitman_592_04Question: Why wasn’t there any depression before?

Answer: It is because people used to be engaged in spiritual work and they attributed any kind of spiritual state to their spiritual advancement. Now people should be working on their spirituality, but they aren’t. Therefore, it is natural that 70% of humanity is depressed. We can invent all kinds of reasons, but this is the only cause of depression, nothing else.

Question: Do antidepressants help?

Answer: No, antidepressants are a chemical compensation that do not solve the problem.

Question: Why do placebos work in curing a wide range of illnesses? Is it a method of persuasion?

Answer: Of course. A person lives through his spirit, not through various chemical materials. So placebos may be effective. Any amount of convincing, uplifting, or comforting affects a person. Provide assurance and the person will get rid of most of his illnesses.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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The Spiritual Root Of Skin Diseases

laitman_275Question: What is the spiritual root of skin diseases and why is it so difficult to heal them?

Answer: It is difficult to heal skin diseases because the skin is the most external and egoistic layer of all the parts of the body. Therefore, it has contact with the external world.

The human body includes the brain, bones, tendons, flesh, and skin. Skin is the external sheath of the body and therefore it is difficult to heal it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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How Does Kabbalah Relate To Health?

laitman_751.1Question: How does Kabbalah relate to a healthy lifestyle?

Answer: Kabbalah refers to health very simply, practically and mundanely. It says: “If you have a healthy spirit, then you will also have a healthy body.” After all, the body is a continuation of the spirit. However, this is the ideal.

This is not easy because the single spirit, the single soul, connects us to each other. As long as humanity is in a broken state, even the greatest Kabbalist connected with the entire world by bestowal and love, nevertheless, will also be sick and suffer since the “common body” of humanity is struck with egoism.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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Can The Soul Hurt?

Laitman_507.05Question: Do Kabbalists have such a thing as spiritual pain? Can the soul of a person who lives in the awareness that there is none else besides Him hurt?

Answer: If a person has a soul, then it can be in pain. And the soul is a quality of bestowal and love for one’s neighbor. Therefore, from the point of view of Kabbalah, pain in the soul is that I cannot realize my sincere and kind feelings toward others.

This can be likened to how parents want to do something good for their child, but they cannot because the child resists.

Question: What does a person mean when he says that his soul hurts?

Answer: An ordinary person does not have a soul! It is simply that when a person’s nervous system is stressed, the heart contracts as it pumps blood throughout the body. And people are used to saying their soul is in pain.

But this is not a soul. The soul is the quality of bestowal, and its pain is its inability to realize oneself in bestowal to others.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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Detriments And Benefits Of Fasting

laitman_559Question: Rambam spoke about the dangers of fasting. But we know many modern doctors and other specialists speak of its benefits. Who is right?

Answer: Fasting is an abnormal state for the body. For example, if not eating is necessary to correct their health, animals will stop eating, their bodies dictate them to fast. In all other cases, fasting is not recommended.

Things that are recommended are:

  • Do not overeat because that turns food into poison
  • Eat only when really hungry
  • You should walk at least ten minutes before eating
  • Never eat without any liquids
  • Do not overuse salt and spicy seasonings

Question: Isn’t fasting for spiritual reasons healthy for the body?

Answer: First of all, a fast is not an individual but a group action. In this case, it turns into a spiritual ascent—refraining from using your egoistic desires, which all together are elevated.

Question: But for the body, is it healthy or harmful?

Answer: If you do it together with others, then it is healthy.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 08/20/17

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