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Why Speed Up Time If Life Flies By In An Instant?

laitman_600.02Question: You say that there are 200 years left until the full correction. What is 200 years in terms of eternity? I have lived for more than 50 years, my life has passed like a moment. What is 200? Is it four times more? It’s just nothing. Thus, why speed up time?

Answer: We don’t accelerate time but rather accelerate our development, the achievement of our perfect state.

Do you want to stretch your unhappy life further? What is the point of it if not the comprehension of an eternal, perfect state where you are completely connected with all the elements of creation and the Creator? After all, there is nothing else.

Perfection is the goal of our development. While accelerating this movement you change the principle of development from blows and tribulations to good development—your own aspiration for a state of perfection. That’s all.

Actually, you can leave Kabbalah and do nothing. And after 200 years, they will drive you with a stick to happiness, toward this state, and everything will be all right. In any case, we will achieve full correction and fulfillment.
From KabTV’s, “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/9/20

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Layered Revelation Of Points In The Heart

Laitman_198Question: Are there any statistics on points in the heart per capita today? For example, in Sochi there are 300,000 people. How many more people do we still have to discover there with a point in the heart?

Answer: You just answered your own question: 300,000. Only this won’t happen immediately but gradually and in layers. First, individuals more sensitive to the sense of the meaning of life or its absence will open up, then less sensitive ones, etc., until the most insensitive will say “What is the meaning of life? We want to reveal it.”

They will say so because they will feel a sense of eternity without fulfillment. Indeed, on one hand, the feeling of eternity, and on the other hand, the lack of fulfillment that causes a terrible longing in a person.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/9/20

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laitman_961.2Question: How does our Reshimo (a spiritual informational record) influence the awakening of the point in the heart and the speed of its development?

Answer: The fact is that the awakening of the point in the heart is felt in a person as aiming toward the question of the meaning of life. Either it is gradually awakened by suffering or a person finds the environment and, by joining a group, begins to advance faster.

A person develops a suitable soil around one’s spiritual embryo and then one advances faster, reveals the questions of his development, and finds answers to those questions.

This is actually the development of a constantly renewed Reshimo.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/9/20

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What Does The Point In The Heart Need?

laitman_202.0Question: How does the human soul grow?

Answer: If a person begins to feel that he has a desire to learn the meaning of life: why, what for, and how, this is the first manifestation of the soul. It does not give us rest, and we feel it on our own, each with respect to the force of his or her soul. Although at first a person thinks that it is something very small, petty, it is not.

Question: We always say “soul.” How should we define this concept?

Answer: Unfortunately, a person does not understand what it is. He does not understand what the meaning of life is.

The question of the meaning of life, in principle, suggests that there is no meaning in life. After all, if there were, you would see it in the aspiration of people to become someone: one wants to be a designer, the other a poet, the third something else. They do not strive for this in order to just earn a piece of bread, but in order to at least find themselves in something.

And when a person feels that he cannot find himself in anything, that everything is empty, he begins to understand that the meaning is not in this world, but outside it, above it. If it really attracts him, then he begins a serious search.

This is possible in our time. I started like that too. It took me many years, until I found where and how: a dozen years before leaving for Israel, and then a few more years in Israel. All in all, it takes time.

Every person has a point in the heart. One way or another, it will awaken anyway. The question is when. Nowadays, it manifests itself clearly, quickly and in many. And before, it manifested itself every tens or even hundreds of years in special people.

Question: Previously, there were no such large groups as Bnei Baruch?

Answer: Of course. Look at how large our group is and how it is dispersed throughout the world. This is a very serious movement, which has never existed before and has appeared only now. I never expected it.

When I began to study Kabbalah, no one seriously studied it. There were several old men, literally two or three people, and that’s all. I attended their classes, but saw that you wouldn’t get anything from them. They only read the sources, and I needed serious explanations with answers to the questions that arose in me.

After all, the point in the heart requires growth, and therefore, at any given moment, we must feel what it requires and whether we can respond to its request. The main thing is to properly direct it, because it is in a selfish environment, like inside a ball made of selfishness. But inside, this point is purely altruistic.

The question is how, through egoism, to direct an altruistic influence on it that can give it food, and it will begin to sprout.

Question: Like fruit in a shell?

Answer: I would rather call it grain in manure. And this is actually so. A person must poke around in this manure in order to extract the grain and thus grow himself. It is quite complicated.

But in our time everything is already revealed. We have prepared a huge archive of various materials. So, we need to continue to disseminate.

I am very glad that we conduct lessons and lectures for our young friends. We need to make sure that they take possession of our archive and tell us how to improve it so that it is convenient, understandable, and easy for anyone who wants to come to us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/9/20

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The Goal Of The Creator’s Games

laitman_222Question: Let’s say a person comes to the hospital with some kind of problem, and there is a line where he has to wait for a very long time to be accepted. Or he goes to the bank to withdraw money, and his account was closed. Are these all games of the Creator? What should I understand through this game?

Answer: A person is hastened to ask about the meaning of life, about the purpose of his current state: for what and where does it come from?

By asking about that, one gradually comes to a state when he all of a sudden finds himself in the right company of people, books or some events that lead him to the question about the meaning of life. Sitting in the clinic’s line for half a day, he begins to wonder: “After all, what is this life for?!” Or, let’s say, something is happening with his business or some other problems arise.

That is, all these problems, and we have more and more of them, are catching up with people at every step. But they are intended only for our generation to start asking itself: “What do we exist for? What is the meaning of life?”

And people ask about this. They are depressed, they take drugs to somehow escape from this life. But, in principle, this gradually leads them to the discovery of the method of attaining the upper force that created them, manages them, and plays with them. They want to know why it happens to them? Where is this Creator if He exists? Who does all of this? For what purpose and why?

There is not a person who would come to the wisdom of Kabbalah without being previously in a state of depression or disappointment in life. People come to us with a feeling of lack: “I don’t have the most important thing in life.” That is when a person feels it, possibly even without a precise comprehension of his question and the lack of the answer to it, he already begins to approach Kabbalah.

Question: Then he finds the right environment, the right books? Why specifically in Kabbalah?

Answer: He can go through multiple reincarnations, but all the same, fate will lead him to Kabbalah in the end. But so far, it is only a few. We are the first line that begins to approach the Creator. But we carry many more with us. These many get closer – move away, get closer – move away. And it is a natural path, a start-stop movement.
From KabTV’s “The Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/25/19

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laitman_938.03Question: Is the Creator forcing us to attain Him?

Answer: Of course. Even if I supposedly want to reveal the Creator myself, this also means that He is forcing me.

But why do I need that? Suddenly, in the middle of life, I begin to want to reveal the Creator. It is weird. Usually, a person wants to do something in our world, for himself, to arrange everything normally for himself. This is our usual animalistic egoism.

However, suddenly egoism begins to demand something unnatural—the attainment of the upper force. We see that such a desire for the Creator awakens in a small number of people. It is not even 10-20% of the world’s population that are awakening but literally a handful.

Therefore, these people who feel the desire to reveal the Creator feel that they are somewhat special, although it is unclear if it is for the better or for the worse. They lose the taste for life a little, there is a reassessment of values, and they do not know what to do with themselves.

If the science of Kabbalah is revealed to them at that point, it is like a lifeline for a drowning person, which they can grasp and gradually begin to reveal in themselves where and what they are, and where this incomprehensible, hidden, alluring and at the same time unattainable goal is.
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laitman_939.02We Will Raise their Desires to the Creator with our Intention

Question: Is it possible to reveal the Creator with people who are not searching for the meaning of life?

Answer: No.

Question: So that means there should be a group of people with one common goal. What are the other 8 billion for?

Answer: Others will gradually feel that they have no meaning in life, that they need something, although perhaps it is not yet the attainment of the Creator. However, they will feel and discover all sorts of negative qualities, negative aspects of their lives, and in order to get rid of them, they will still have to gather in groups that are attaining the Creator. Not at this level, but at a lower one.

The meaning of life is the destiny of just a small group. The remaining 8 billion will be aspiring for the Creator for various reasons. For example, because they need to provide for their children, family, etc. They will not have a question about the meaning of existence.

Nevertheless, their aspirations for some materialistic goals will be enough because they will enter into our desires even with their egoistic desires, and we will be able to raise their desires to the Creator with our intention.

It is enough if they just know that there is a goal, and you need to gradually get used to it, adapt to it. This is enough to make this goal manifest in the masses even without raising their intentions to altruism. It is because we will give them our intentions, and they will give us their desires.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/14/19

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laitman_530Duty to Reveal the Creator

Question: Let’s say I found a group of like-minded people who, like me, are trying to find the meaning of life manifested in the revelation of the Creator. If I am helping them reveal the Creator and this is more important for me than to attain Him myself, then under these conditions will the Creator appear between us?

Answer: A quality called “the Creator” will appear between you, that is, the quality of absolute bestowal and love. The attainment of this property, its sensation within you, is the highest possible pleasure.

I think that it is not enough just to try, all our lives today push us to this, and we cannot get away from this. We will have to reveal the Creator exactly from various states of descent, emptiness, and everything else that we go through.

Comment: It seems that this is not very difficult to find people who are also looking for the meaning of life, gather them in a group, and try to take care that they always have the importance of this meaning.

My Response: This is what we are doing now. In practice, we are trying to create a group that would be an example, a laboratory, and then everyone would be able to do the same in it.

Like Baal HaSulam wrote that we need to first build the correct society, which would be an example for everyone else. Then everyone else could act in the same way as this society. In principle, this is what we want to achieve.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/14/19

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laitman_608.02Patent of Continuous Pleasure

Question: In corporeal life, is the fulfillment of our desires felt on the collision, with the disappearance of pleasure? For example, when I am thirsty I take a few sips of water and feel pleasure at the same time. Then it disappears. As far as I understand, there is a patent of continuous pleasure in Kabbalah.

Answer: In Kabbalah there is indeed a means that allows one to enjoy continuously more and more. In our world, any pleasures on the inanimate, vegetative and animate degrees extinguish our desires. Both desire and pleasure disappear—I feel twice as empty, i.e., I practically kill myself.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, I must receive pleasure in a form that does not extinguish my desire. Then I will feel this pleasure for eternity. The more I have pleasure and desire for it—even more pleasure, even more desire—I will constantly feel more and more fulfilled. Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah is called the science of receiving.

Question: That is, there should be some kind of a barrier, resistance, so that pleasure will not extinguish the desire. What is it?

Answer: This is an ascent above our egoistic desire when I break away from it and use it for its intended purpose, regardless of my feelings, to fill it with pleasure. Moreover, the pleasure that I experience must be felt by me not for my own sake, but for the sake of others or for the sake of the Creator.

Question: Does it mean that another person can become this resistance?

Answer: Yes. If I do it for the other person, then I isolate myself. I separate my desire from fulfillment because I do it for the sake of the other. Then my desire does not disappear. It is not extinguished by pleasure because the pleasure relates to the other. In this state, I can enjoy continuously and indefinitely.

Question: So, we have a scheme here: I, another person, and pleasure. Is one person enough or should there be a group of people or even all of humanity?

Answer: It does not matter. Of utmost importance is that it is outside of me. I can then truly enjoy continuously and increasingly.

Question: How does this relate to the Creator? Where is the Creator in this?

Answer: The Creator is the cause of all this, and by His constant positive and negative influences on us, He teaches us how to build an instrument in which we will receive continuous, ever-increasing pleasure.

Question: Why is it not “I, the Creator, and pleasure,” but “I, another person, and pleasure”?

Answer: It does not matter whether it is the Creator or another person. Simply, the Creator here acts as a third person who replaces absolutely everyone. By aiming yourself to fulfill others in order to fulfill the Creator with it, you are as if completely detached from yourself.

Question: Does it mean that if I want to receive pleasure, I just need to find some stranger and do something good for him?

Answer: No. This is not how things happen. After all, in this way you begin to perceive this person like yourself, he becomes close to you. To give to another or to give to yourself—there is a danger that you will associate this with yourself, and in the end you will begin to fulfill him egoistically.

Comment: If this is, let’s say, my child, I can understand.

My Response: Even if this is not your child but a stranger. Therefore, everything should be related to the ten, through the group to the Creator in order to place this on a very serious degree.

Question: How is the Creator revealed here? Is it like fuel that gives me an opportunity to do something?

Answer: The Creator here is revealed as a goal, as an address to which my action is directed. I do it for His sake. Through the group of people to the Creator. I then have an absolutely clear intention for bestowal.

Question: How do I know what the Creator needs?

Answer: It does not matter. If I arrange my actions in such a way, I break away from my egoism. There is no Creator. I just need such an arrangement in order to exit myself and reach absolute and constant pleasure.

Question: What do I need to do for the sake of the others? Do I need to give them something?

Answer: You will begin to receive the understanding of what they are lacking and see opportunities to fulfill them through you, that is, to treat them in such a way that the upper light passes through you and fulfills them.

Question: Is there is a danger here that we might find ourselves in illusion?

Answer: You cannot be in illusion because this is disconnected from your egoism. Egoism cannot play with you here. This is very real, so much so that it takes years until we come to this state.

Question: But how do I know what others need? Let’s say, I have a few friends, so in the case that they ask, should I try to do something for them?

Answer: They need the same thing you need. Exactly the same thing.

Comment: Suppose, I need to find the meaning of life.

My Response: And they need the same. They are together with you in the same group.

Question: If I help them find the meaning of life, to reveal the Creator and they understand that, and I take care of that, is this called that I bestow to them?

Answer: Yes. You mutually help each other. Therefore, this common work brings you to one single desire, to one single intention. You are already considered connected with each other so much that you do not feel where you are and where the other is.

You have common desires, common intentions and in them you reveal the intention for the Creator from the entire group.
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laitman_600.01Prefer Life in Bestowal

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot”: 3) “See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil…therefore, choose life…”

This means choose the quality of bestowal and love for others. It is not easy because the choice happens above our egoism. This is why we live.

We need to go through a lot of things in order to really understand this: to prefer to live in bestowal, meaning, to serve other people in order to bring them to connection and by so doing, letting the Creator reveal Himself between them. This is the person’s sole goal in life. All the rest simply disappears, nothing else exists.

We cannot imagine how the universe is arranged outside of our present inherently false state. It is absolutely wrong, distorted by our egoism. If we had the opportunity, like in a camera, to focus on what is happening, we would see how with a qualitative decrease or increase in egoism, that is, by getting closer to others or by moving away from others, the world becomes different.

Let’s hope that this will become revealed more and more between us. However, to do so, one needs to be in a group, in the ten. Only there, in the group of those who yearn to attain the purpose of life, can we assemble a model that will be called “life after death” or the “upper world.” This can be simulated while still in our world, in our life.

Therefore, if someone has such a desire, they should come to our group and participate in practical “laboratory” classes. Then he will see that all this is very effective and attainable. We await you.
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