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An Amazing Adventure: Attaining The Purpose Of Creation

760.2Question: Why did the perfect Creator create place for the dense tales of simpletons in His design? If it were not in the design, it would not exist in our world either.

Answer: Initially, the Creator created the light, which contains everything formed by Him and is under it.

Each upper level includes all lower levels, so the upper light includes the whole plan of creation, its goal, the method of its implementation, and its ultimate state.

Everything in creation exists in this light in the form of a very precise original record. Just as in the human genome there is everything that can be said about men’s past, present, and future. If we took all the genomes from all the people and connected them correctly, we would know everything about humanity.

It is the same regarding the upper light; it contains everything.

Question: So it is the ultimate scenario that contains all records?

Answer: Yes. Now everything is revealed to us as if we are at a certain stage along the path (to give us the illusion of freewill), and we supposedly have to reach this goal by ourselves.

But when you move forward, your own path opens for you because you are given “obstacles,” which you seemingly overcome and thus acquire a new feeling and begin to understand the Creator, to justify Him, identify with Him, and this is already worth something.

As a result of going through this path, we become aware of who created us, what He has done for us, and we feel immense gratitude.

But everything is predetermined, of course. Everything initially exists in its ultimate form. But by discovering this, we perceive everything as a great adventure.

Even when we watch some movie again and already know the end and what leads to it, we still enjoy it. Moreover, the second time we watch it, we enjoy it even more than the first time.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/10/19

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Kabbalistic Research

632.3Question: What research is Kabbalah based on when it speaks of the relationship between a man and a woman?

Answer: I believe that not a single science except Kabbalah has the basis to talk about a man, a woman, their relationship, their nature, where they come from, why they were created in this way and exist in this relationship.

All this comes from the fact that Kabbalah opens up to us in the upper world, in our roots. Based on them, we can already talk about something.

Why does the Torah say: in the beginning, one man was created and then he was divided in two? Why are there two genders and not one creature that either reproduces or does not reproduce at all? All this is revealed by the science of Kabbalah.

It explores our spiritual roots, that is, the forces from which the spiritual worlds gradually developed. In the process of their development, these forces descended, and then a very small spark, the energy of the spiritual world, burst into the volume of the then empty universe and began to create matter in it: stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, until, in the end, it created the Earth. So life began to develop on our planet.

These processes are studied in Kabbalah. And if we are talking about the end of creation, which goes from top to bottom, then a man, a woman, their historical development, their relationship with each other, and what they have come to today, all this comes from the same spiritual roots. Therefore, asking a question about the relationship between a man and a woman on the earthly level, we cannot understand the answer.

And although I have great respect for psychologists, sociologists, sexologists, and other scientists, I can say that they have only small fragmentary knowledge from observations in our world, which are constantly changing and contradicting each other. And Kabbalah answers this from a single root.

But the problem is that Kabbalah was hidden until now because the world did not yet have suitable conditions for people to start practicing it. They did not have any need for it.

Therefore, for a long time, Kabbalah did not develop attached to our world. Only now is it starting to be engaged in it.
From KabTV’s “Close-up” 8/11/09

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The Desire To Give

549.01Question: There is an expression “the desire to give.” What is its root, its attribute, and its development?

Answer: The desire when I want to give is the desire to bestow. There is nothing other than the desire to bestow (the Creator) and the desire to receive (the created being).

The fact that we see concrete items and objects around us is an illusion, and all this actually does not exist. Initially, there was only one desire, the Creator, the desire to bestow, which later created a desire to receive. These two desires exist one opposite the other.

In order to give the desire to receive independence, it was created and developed with the intention for itself. To the extent that it feels the desire for its own sake, meaning the ego, it is separate from the Creator.

As one moves away from the Creator, the desire to receive at the same time feels that it is detached from something and wonders: “Why do I exist? What is happening to me? Who manages me?”

All these questions remain empty, unanswered, and then it starts looking: “Who created me, for what, and why? Gradually, it begins to act, to make progress in the search for its source, and eventually it finds the desire to bestow.

When one begins to understand that another desire exists around him, a desire for bestowal, but he exists inside himself and does not feel that he is in the desire to bestow, all kinds of conflicts and decisions take place in him. Then we can speak about a created being who wants to exit himself and be in contact with the Creator.

Question: Is the desire to give the initial, original desire given to a person who enters a group?

Answer: When the Creator pushes a person toward Him and wants to bring him closer to Him, He gives him such desires. He sort of lures a person, He flirts with him.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/7/19

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Connecting With Our Hearts

963.8Question: When we study The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah (Pticha) should we be impressed by the material or rather work with it dryly?

Answer: You should be impressed by it and try to transform it into sensations. To feel it!

We are talking about connecting with each other and connecting with the Creator. And how can we connect? In what?

The only way to connect is with our hearts, and heart means sensations. The head, the mind, are necessary only in order to know how best to achieve unity. We use them as tools to achieve connection.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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Listen, Read, And See

531.03Question: In Baal HaSulam’s book Shamati (“I Heard”) it is written that a person who is, as it were, in the sensation of hell, understands that the only thing that can get him out is the upper force, from which everything emanates. But for this must he feel this upper force because only then can he truly ask?

Answer: Of course. Until a person feels it, everything is pointless.

Therefore, Kabbalah does not require any preliminary conditions from us. Just listen, read, and see everything this science is talking about. It reveals the force that changes you in the same way a child changes in our world by acquiring new properties as he is growing up and becoming different every day.

An adult does not become different. He fills himself with all sorts of new impressions and delights. But a child is changing, gaining more and more.

This is the way Kabbalah, as it acts on us as adults, raises a new person in us. Therefore, we acquire new properties, a new mind, and feel new every day. This is a special property due to which we become “Adam“—equal, similar, to the Creator.

This will certainly happen. You just need to open the book and study systematically. There is every possibility for that on the Internet. I invite everyone. And people will see what changes take place in them literally from day to day or at least from week to week.

Kabbalah invites us to become as naive as children in order to get closer to the perception of the new reality that should be revealed for us. And if we behave this way, we will really become adults.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #9

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There Is Nothing In The World That Cannot Be Attained

251Question: In modern science there is a theory and experimental confirmation that our world is absolutely predetermined. However, science contains hidden parameters that are unattainable today. Is it possible to combine both of these statements: our world being absolutely predetermined and the unattainability of the parameters on which it is based?

Answer: I believe that there is no such a concept as unattainability. It all depends on the degree of the development of our desires, intentions, and inner qualities.

In general, everything is attainable. There is nothing that a person in our world cannot attain. To do this, you do not need to move, to die, or to transform into some other states or worlds. All this can be attained in this world, in our lifetime.

It depends on how a person develops, maybe not in a single lifetime because there are cycles of lives. But in the end, any person in our world will attain everything to the extent that he works on himself and develops himself.
From KabTV’s “Integral Course” 3/19/21

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The World Needs Us to Make Haste

219.01Question: How did Rabash teach you to feel and sense the material of the structure of the upper worlds while reading The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah (Pticha) or The Study of the Ten Sefirot?

Answer: He did not. He simply patiently taught me until I started to feel something, not in any other way! He did not push me forward.

And I am pushing you. And I have a reason for it: the world is developing alarmingly fast and forces us to conform to those wrong and distorted forms that it takes on. If it were not for that, I would not feel this urgency.

You are right, we are hastening our study a little and you do not understand what is required of you. But you will overcome. If the world is in the state it is today, it means that you can.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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Tuning To My Neighbor

600.02Question: What instruments does the science of Kabbalah offer for studying the phenomenon of consciousness and mind?

Answer: Exiting yourself is what we need to feel the information field that surrounds us. And it is possible to feel it only beyond yourself.

Getting out of yourself is an effort to connect with similar inner tension according to specific laws and rules, i.e., one must, as it were, move into them, put yourself below them. Everything is built on “entering” the other, merging with him, and with all your might, physical and spiritual, help him in everything, excluding your “I.”

If I annul myself and I have an object of which I am trying to become a part of, and I merge with it, enter it, and dissolve in it, then I can rise above myself. This is the practice.

At the beginning, it is often purely emotional. And then, in addition to emotions, common sense, reasoning, and conclusions are added here, a method of exiting and entering another appears, a sensation of ”I” and “outside of me” arises. And outside of me is a field.

Whom am I entering then? And who is this other, my friend? It is some substance I imagine outside of me in which I am trying to dissolve completely. What happens in this case to my consciousness, to my sensations, to my capabilities? This is where the transformation of a person into “plus one” begins.

Question: Does this happen according to the law of resonance? All devices for studying ordinary fields used in physics are devices that use the principle of resonance.

Answer: Here it is the same! I try to subdue myself and resonate with the other.

Question: Is this a general universal law of research?

Answer: And there are no new laws. It’s just that I try to merge all my sensory sensations, definitions, and capabilities with others according to the same physical laws, and nothing more. I tune in as if I were taking a musical instrument and tuning it to a certain reference.
From KabTV’s “Meetings with Kabbalah” 1/3/19

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Printed Text, Audio, Or Video Media?

962.8Question: Is there any difference in how to read one book or another? For example, The Study of the Ten Sefirot or The Book of Zohar.

Answer: As in any science, there are certain rules and approaches here. Over the 30 years our organization has been operating, we have done a lot concerning this matter.

I published my first book in 1983, and I wrote it two years earlier. Today there are other media beside printed text, but it still remains the main one.

Therefore, you can listen to all my lectures and classes—and there are many, many thousands of them—in audio format or watch them in video format, that is, fully feeling that you are present at the lesson, in the classroom, and see how it all happens. We have been making these recordings for the last twenty years.

I was one of the first people in the country to get my own website: kabbalah.info.

Question: This concerns lessons. What about books? Is there a difference between receiving them through other media or to read a printed text?

Answer: Basically, we do not read my books. I teach only from primary sources, from the works of Baal HaSulam and Rabash. And books written around primary sources are for everyone else.

The primary sources that we study are intended for people who begin to study Kabbalah. They usher them very deeply into this science.

A person who begins to look over these books sees that Kabbalah invites him to get acquainted with the world we exist in but do not feel.

It exists outside of us, it influences us, and we influence it. We kind of breathe with it, work in unison. Everything I do is given from above. Even the movements that I am making with my hands now, as well as my thoughts, are controlled from above.

Having additionally built a certain attitude toward the upper world, I can also influence it, i.e., enter into a correct connection with it, feel what the upper system wants from me and how I can change my destiny.

Question: Let’s say a person reads a primary source or listens to it in audio format. There are musical inserts, pauses, etc. Which format will influence him the most?

Answer: It depends on the person. If he studies the right way, it doesn’t matter which format he uses. All this will lead him to a common concept. It is the same as when we look at a painting; its colors and composition all together affect us. We may not even be aware of how.
From KabTV’s “Questions about Kabbalistic Books” 10/22/19

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Translating Words To Feelings

284.05Question: When a person studies music he first learns to read musical notes and only after prolonged exercises on the musical instrument does one acquire the ability to play, and by reading the notes he already feels the tune. I think a similar process happens when studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.

When we study the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah (Pticha) we engage in the intention, and the “musical notes” that should remain in our thought, but they evaporate for some reason. We have been studying for many years and we still cannot remember the dynamics of the spiritual objects.

Is it necessary first to acquire the basic knowledge of The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, i.e., to get to know its dynamics, the interaction between the spiritual objects and their changing states, before we begin to translate it to feelings?

Answer: No, there is no need for that.

Try to picture what Tzimtzum means, then the light leaves you, the feeling of shame and the decision to receive the light only for the sake of the Creator. This is the beginning of the “musical notes” without which it is impossible to learn how to play, which means to receive the light, to reject it, and to receive it in new clothing, etc.

We are already on the verge of entering spirituality and we need to begin to feel it and begin to play. Theoretically, we have already played this many times, but we have not combined our feelings with the words and did not give the words feelings, and therefore, we have not entered the upper world and have not touched our soul. Now we must do that.

We need to try to summon this in us somehow, and then you will begin to feel the extent to which you are part of this process or not. Care about this, work on it more actively. Some of you may leave this because you will not feel the need for it. Some of you may not perceive it emotionally and will continue to study only mechanically for a few more years and only then will you join the group in its sensory movement.

So, we should not banish anyone nor force anyone nor reprimand anyone. But I will advance in the study because I focus on the advanced part of the world group. I believe that there are people in every group around the world who are already in a state in which they can begin to think sensorially; they do not simply read words about actions and objects in our world, but are actually in upper spiritual sensations.

Question: When we go through a state of emptiness or feel a state of descent, how can we keep the balance between the ascent and descent, between emptiness and the filling?

Answer: You can do this only in the group, because when you are in the group in such a state everything is balanced and complements itself between you. You can undergo different states, but they will never harm you, they will not throw you off track, and will not detain you. Part of the “notes” will be added to others and there will be harmony.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19

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