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A Storage of Thoughts and Desires

420.06Question: In 1946, the remarkable neuropsychologist Carl Lashley conducted a series of experiments on rats in which he taught them to perform a series of tasks, such as race for the shortest path in a maze, etc.

He then removed various parts of the rats’ brains and retested them. His goal was to remove the part of the brain in which the memory of the ability to run through the maze was stored.

To his surprise, he found that regardless of which parts of the brain were removed, the memory as a whole could not be eliminated. Usually, only the motor skills of the rats were disturbed as they were barely able to hobble through the maze. But even with the removal of a significant part of the brain, their memory remained intact.

How can it be that surgery does not affect memory?

Answer: We are just detectors, recipients, of the vast amount of information that exists outside of us. And it’s all outside of us. All our feelings and thoughts are not held within us.

The heart is not a sense organ, but a pump that reacts very sharply to all kinds of pressure drops, innervations, etc. The brain is the same. The repository of all our desires and thoughts is outside of us. Around us is an information field and we can say that by connecting to it, we manifest this field in our various actions.

The brain is a tool with which we seem to connect to an external information field and within itself conceals a record of all information.

Question: And then where is all the information stored, all the memories?

Answer: Outside of us! Memory is not at the intersection of synapses. There is none of this. It is arranged this way only in order to transform information coming from an external degree that is inaccessible to our perception into something that we can work with.

Meaning, the brain is like a computer, let’s say in the same way that you connect your computer to the Internet. The Internet is like a worldwide virtual mass memory and a computer is something that can extract something from it and present it to us for use.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Hologram” 7/28/11

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Difficult Times

285.01Question: The Academic Vernadsky wrote that we are approaching a great revolution in the history of mankind. Soon humanity will be given atomic weapons. Will it be able to turn this power to good? He spoke about the fact that scientists should be aware of their responsibility for the consequences of their research. Will humanity be able to turn this to good?

Answer: This is a big question because it is Kabbalah that claims that the third and even the fourth world war are possible: atomic, hydrogen, and neutron. Everything depends on us.

The current cataclysms are destined to reveal our interconnectedness and globalism. Therefore, we have no other choice but to come to equilibrium in a closed, global, integrated system, i.e., to the correct mutual connection in it where everyone takes his place and takes care of the whole system because otherwise it cannot exist.

Nature pushes us to realize this state, and it is very difficult for us. We are egoists, and we cannot act differently. But gradually, our interdependence will be revealed to us to such an extent that we will have nowhere to go.

And if we still want to run away, then, God forbid, there may be war, which in its critical form will still cause us to realize the need for correct unification and reach the noosphere.

Question: Does it not matter that practically the majority of humanity will die in this war?

Answer: It does not matter. For example, when there are problems with animals and some population decreases several-fold, then, on the contrary, it multiplies due to the changes in external conditions. The same is happening with humanity. We must look at humanity as naturally as we look at everything else.

But now we have the opportunity to enter the noosphere, this upper sphere, where we will exist at a level independent from our physical world. This is what we can achieve: eternal, perfect existence. This is why Kabbalah is revealed, and Vernadsky is helping us from below.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Prophet” 11/23/11

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Nature Is Desire

712.03A scientist reveals everything in science not with his mind, he reveals everything in sensations (Vladimir Vernadsky).

My Comment: Yes, a person is a sentient being. Man is a desire. In general, all nature is a desire. We study relationships and connections between different desires, and therefore, in the end, we must talk about feelings.

No matter how much we want to put it into formulas and dependencies—the beginning, the end, the middle of the formula that connects the beginning and the end, various properties, states, etc.— we are still talking about what is happening to matter.

All matter is the desire to be filled, to enjoy, to bring itself into balance with the environment, with its inner state. As a result, we still talk about desire either on the inanimate, the vegetative, the animate, or on the human level.

Yet it is necessary to understand that desire is a matter. It is not that I want something and that is it. For example, the desire of atoms is to keep their structure—you have to make great efforts to break these desires. Nature is only a desire.

Therefore, when Vernadsky was talking about feelings, about the fact that our whole nature is surrounded by a huge thought, an idea, a desire, and noosphere, then, naturally, he was talking about attaining the program of matter that exists around it. This is the predestination of man.

Comment: Regarding our time, Vernadsky wrote: “There will be a lot of pride, a narrowness of consciousness, and hardheartedness until a man forgets himself in a single great feeling of love.”

My Response: Yes, until a man rises above himself in the property of love. Then the general universe, the general plan, the whole program of creation, its whole path, and what we are heading to will be revealed to him.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Prophet” 11/23/11

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The Influence of Light on a Person

233Question: How does light affect a person?

Answer: In different ways. It all depends on what state a person is in: either he is in an ascent or moving away from it.

In a person, his internal states, Reshimot, are constantly changing. If the light is influencing him, then naturally these states are quickly realized in the direction in which the Reshimot are directed at this time.

Light is the energy that influences a person that directs him to the purpose of creation, to complete connection with all parts of creation: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human. This connection already reveals within itself the force of connection called “the Creator.”

Question: When a child is growing up, he is influenced by light, and under its influence he develops. What is the difference between this development and the Kabbalistic one?

Answer: The fact is that the child does not know how he develops. It happens instinctively. Reshimot, that is, the informational genes of his physical development are constantly revealed outward along the chain, one after another, and light at this time influences him.

That is, the light is constant, and the genes are changing all the time. The child grows under the influence of constant light as if he receives continuous nutrition. Since more and more “adult,” large, composite genes emerge, this is what guarantees his development.
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From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Influence of Light on a Person” 5/27/14

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The Structure of Spiritual Division

232.08Question: It is written in Torah that Moses’ father in law gave him the structure of the “ten” to organize the people. He said “But you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, God fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them leaders over thousands, leaders over hundreds, leaders over fifties, and leaders over tens.”

Is this only the inner hierarchy of our desires or was the nation was indeed divided this way in the corporeal world?

Answer: Sometimes it used to be this way.

If we desire to become similar to the Creator, come closer to Him in our properties, we have to build ourselves, our society, the state, even the world and all of humanity according to the same principle as  described in Torah, meaning we have to divide all into tens, fifties, hundreds, etc. Everyone!

This is because when we unite this way we can reach the property of mutual bestowal, interconnection, mutual guarantee (Arvut). With the help of this relation among us we will be able to relate the same way to the Creator.

Question: But why exactly is there such a division into ten, fifty, one hundred, one thousand?

Answer: It comes from the same ten Sefirot. If we have the upper one, bestowing, His bestowal spreads down the ten rungs until it reaches the last Sefira Malchut, which receives everything.

The distance of ten rungs from the bestowing state Keter (crown) until the receiving state Malchut (kingdom of receiving) fully reflects the development of the Creator’s desire to bestow into the creation’s desire to receive.

If the creation from its side desires to become similar to the Creator, it has to make a restriction upon itself: not to receive the way the Creator made it, but the opposite, to act in similarity to the Creator, meaning from the bottom up, back from Malchut to Keter realizing itself in the property of bestowal.

In fact the restriction was not for the action itself, but rather for the intention. However, when we restrict the intention, the action simultaneously is restricted as well. After that the action can develop in the opposite way, toward receiving. The main thing is the intention.

Question: But where did fifty, one hundred, and one thousand come from?

Answer: It does not matter. Actions in the fifty, hundred, a thousand etc. fall under the same conditions, the same laws as in the ten.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/10/22

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Comprehend the Thoughts of God

226I want to know how God created the world. I am not interested in certain phenomena in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know God’s thoughts, the rest is details (Albert Einstein).

That is, the basic law of the universe. The basic law of the universe is to bring the entire universe, which consists of one evil, to absolute good.

Question: Does this mean comprehending the thoughts of God?

Answer: Yes. This is His general law of universal egoism, which should gradually transform into the general law of universal altruism.

Question: Do you think Einstein was a Kabbalist?

Answer: In general he understood this system, that everything was created by good, everything that exists and the Creator are good.

Question: When he said: “I want to comprehend the thoughts of God,” was that what he wanted to break through to?

Answer: Yes. Everything will be wonderful.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/31/22

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The Man Ahead of His Time

294.1In our country that First World War resulted in a new, historically unprecedented, form of statehood, not only in the realm of economic, but likewise in that of the aspirations of nationalities. From the point of view of the naturalist (and, I think, likewise from that of the historian) an historical phenomenon of such power may and should be examined as a part of a single great terrestrial geological process, and not merely as a historical process. …

Mankind taken as a whole is becoming a mighty geological force. There arises the problem of the reconstruction of the biosphere in the interests of freely thinking humanity as a single totality. This new state of the biosphere, which we approach without our noticing it, is the noösphere (Vladimir Vernadsky).

My Response: This is what Kabbalah says, only in different words. It is necessary to understand where Vernadsky suddenly had such an awakening from. He suffered tremendous shocks, he was unconscious for many hours and even days on the verge between life and death.

It was his egoism, and not his body, that endured the strongest stresses. Not only on a spiritual, but also on a purely physiological level, such preconditions arose in him that he began to feel the delicate layers of the universe.

Suffering purifies a person, raises him above egoism. Egoism, when experiencing pain, automatically shuts itself, protects us, not wanting to suffer.

As a rule, when a bad time comes, we say: “We do not need anything. We have something to drink, to eat… Let it just be peaceful, we do not want anything else.” And when the good time comes, we are ready to consume everything: “No, give us the whole world.”

Vernadsky experienced a very stressful state when his rejection of egoism occurred at all levels of his being, both physical and moral. Therefore, he realized that the future existence of man and humanity lies precisely in that sphere—he called it the noosphere—where a person rises with his spirit above the body despite his egoism.

This egoism, this so-called body of ours, not physiological, but internal, exists so that with its help we can transform into a completely different being, which will identify himself not with matter, but with his inner essence.

Vernadsky experienced it inside himself during the loss of consciousness, during the rejection from his body, in all these sensations, which were quite strong and obvious, left him with very serious informational bases, which he then developed further.

Usually, in a person undergoing these conditions, they are gradually erased. Vernadsky’s were not erased. He is really a special man who experienced a way out of egoism into a completely different, supra-egoistic, spiritual state. Therefore, he was able to more or less describe the transitional and the next states of humanity.

He had no conceptual, descriptive apparatus. After all, he was a geologist by profession and dealt more with inanimate nature. And he suddenly began to feel in it and through it the vegetative, animate, and human levels of nature. Thus, for him, all these levels turned out to be ascending to a state where he discovered that he was rising above our world.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Prophet” 11/23/11

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How Was the Universe Formed?

746.01Comment: Recently, the Academic Vernadsky has become increasingly popular. According to his views on the universe, he can even be compared to a biblical prophet.

His works are closely intertwined with the ideas of the most ancient science on earth, the science of Kabbalah, which reveals the structure of the universe, its purpose, the place of man in it, and the meaning of life.

Vernadsky, in his research, came to the conclusion that the number of combinations and interrelations we see in the smallest grain of sand of creation are the same on the global scale.

My Response: The individual and general are equal. This is the so-called principle of “similarity of specific and general.” That is, the atom is like the solar system, the solar system is like the greater cosmos, and so on.

We all come from one small point. We are talking about the upper worlds, which then expand and bring us to our world. Our world, our universe, was also formed from a small dot.

And so it is at each level: a small point descends and with the help of the matter formed in it turns into a large, expanded system. Then, at the next level, the whole system is deployed again from its final, lowest point. And on and on. There are five such descents, five worlds.

This is how our universe appeared from a small point, by the force of the so-called Big Bang. In fact, there was no huge explosion. A small spark of spiritual energy broke through from the highest spiritual level to the material level. And because it is spiritual, this spark was enough to create all of today’s matter, energy, information—everything that fills our world.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Prophet” 11/23/11

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What if the Universe Were Different?

627.2The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be (Douglas Adams).

Question: Why does a person think that what is happening around him is normal? He is born with this perception and he has no initial urge to change it.

Answer: How can it be changed? I remember when I was a child I was very fond of astronomy and when I was in class I would gaze at the sky. It aroused genuine interest in me and attracted me. I didn’t see anything in it that would repel or threaten. On the contrary, I was very grateful to nature, to the sky, for being able to look and see our states in it.

Question: But only a small percentage of people ask themselves why everything is created this way and not otherwise. Why do most people perceive this as the norm?

Answer: Firstly, because this is the norm and nothing else exists. You can of course, imagine anything like it is done in science fiction. But in principle, this is the norm and we live in it. We exist the way we do because everything is created in accordance with us and we are created in accordance with what we see. If there were another universe, we would be different.

So we will live for now, develop as much as possible, and then we will see. No matter how much we fantasize, nothing else is given to us and nothing will change so quickly.. Therefore, I do not see rationality in resisting the nature in which you, your brains, or your feelings are created. And based on this, how will you resist it? It doesn’t work.

Question: Is fantasy good?

Answer: Fantasy is good, but when it is within the scope of self-control. If I had any opportunities to go beyond the boundaries of nature and from there try to change something, myself, nature itself, or both of these parameters, nature and myself, it would be a different matter. But if I can’t go beyond these boundaries, what is there to talk about? This is truly fantasy.
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From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/29/22

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Light Is the Foundation of Life

276.02Question: Is pleasure a kind of spiritual substance?

Answer: Pleasure is the filling by the upper energy.

Even in our world, it comes to us from above. The life that spins atoms, holds molecules, and all the chemical and biological transformations that fill and spiritualize us—all this is called light in Kabbalah.

Question: The light that Kabbalah talks about and Ari writes about at the very beginning of his book The Tree of Life, and the light that Einstein talks about as a kind of substance in his theory of relativity—are these unambiguous concepts?

Answer: In our world also, light is the foundation of life. But this is a consequence of spiritual light in the material world because our world is built as an imprint of the upper world.

Light is the highest spiritual energy from which a small spark broke into our world, into our empty universe, and gave birth to everything that exists in it today—everything that we know and do not yet know.
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