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The Information Record That Is Everything

laitman_202.0Question: We can say that spiritual advancement pushed Mikhail Lomonosov, who was born into a poor fisherman’s family, to leave his native village and go on foot to Moscow. Let’s say that people do not have such an awakening, there is no such aspiration, but at the same time they can listen to us now. Where could they start? What can turn them on?

Answer: If they have such an information record that they should turn on, then they turn it on, and if not, then no. This is destiny.

Question: They say that 50 percent of your destiny can definitely be changed, and 50 percent of events you just need to accept. I am not suggesting that this is correct. But it turns out that everything that happens in life can be changed?

Answer: No. You can only be what you are as recorded informationally in your original state. It contains all the steps you must take on the way to your final absolute state. But you can speed up this path, make it more convenient, and most importantly, do it yourself. You can enjoy realizing it.

Such a realization of the path of life, when you make yourself a person of the future, is a great pleasure. It gives you fulfillment and creativity. But in general, you still keep going and translate into reality the informational record that was in you initially.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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627.2Question: Many people ask if it is possible to change your life in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, to start from scratch? Is it possible to change your family or profession? There are women who really want to change something in their lives, like their profession or marital status, but they are afraid of being judged, afraid that they are violating God’s commandments to accept, to tolerate, and to forgive.

Answer: Let’s put your thoughts and principles in order.

First, it is impossible to change your destiny. You just need to reveal it and try to realize it correctly. This way, you become equal to the Creator, as if you are His partner.

He created you, embedded in you an informational record of all your states up to the most perfect final state, and now you want to grow in the way that lets you, together with Him, realize yourself.

And it turns out that you do become His partner. You begin to understand why this is happening to you, to others, and to the whole world. You begin to attain this whole world in action through yourself.

This is a work of one who is aware of one’s individuality, one’s uniqueness. This is what we strive for. Kabbalah explains this and helps you live this way.

For more on this topic, please read: Women, Relationships & Kabbalah.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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The Age Of Enlightenment And Emancipation, Part 2

laitman_209What is the benefit of Kabbalistic knowledge?

Question: What is the benefit of Kabbalistic knowledge for humanity? What is so special about it?

Answer: The fact is that Kabbalistic knowledge is necessary for people who are interested in the meaning of life, for what purpose it was given to them. After all, a person, unlike an animal, sometimes asks himself: “What should I do?” and begins to seek the meaning of life. “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” “Where do I go after I leave this world?”

If such questions torment a person, then he can no longer abandon the desire to attain them. The rest of life becomes as mere support for existence, which does not make sense since life is finite. What is the point of supporting it if in the end you do not achieve some higher predestination?

This is how certain people who have a “point in the heart,” that is, a desire that urges them to know the meaning of life, feel. They strive for this and tell everyone else who also want to attain the essence of existence.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 8/5/19

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The Only Value In Life

laitman_294.3Question: What are the real values in life? And who will confirm their validity?

Answer: The only value that exists in our life is merging with the eternal, perfect nature. And we can acquire it. Nothing else is needed.

You gain eternity, perfection, in merging with the eternal, perfect nature. That’s it!

I wish for you to begin attaining and feeling this. We will reach this level anyway. But why calm down if you can do it sooner? I wish you good luck in this!
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/17/20

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Kabbalah—A Method Of Changing One’s Fate

laitman_760.3Question: What is fate and what is karma? Is there a difference between these concepts?

Answer: I don’t know what fate or karma is in other people’s minds. I can only say that a person has his own path, and while walking through it, he can alter it. I don’t know whether to call it “karma” or “fate” but everyone has it.

This path begins with the fact that everything is already embedded in a person. Just as a drop of seed contains all the information about the future person, there is a spiritual drop of seed that determines the development of an earthly, spiritual person in us and in this way we advance.

Can this be changed? It can be. The science of Kabbalah is a method of changing one’s fate (karma, if you like).

Comment: The fact is that many people have a fatalistic belief that you were born with a certain fate that you have to accept and go with its flow.

My Response: No, that is not true. We can change our fate and ourselves. The science of Kabbalah gives a person the opportunity to attract the upper forces that can change him.

A question arises: Is the scenario by which this can be done also written in our destiny initially? In general, yes. The only difference is whether I follow it in a good or a bad way.

I can turn myself into a person that is initially embedded in me (in the form of an information record) rather quickly, easily, and pleasantly, or I can do it in some other way. Meaning, I can accelerate my development. But, in any case, I will have to achieve the final goal that has been encoded in me.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 7/14/20

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Attaining The Upper Force

Laitman_421.01Question: Is the question of the meaning of life individual or common to all?

Answer: Understanding the root of life is common to all. But you know it individually.

You begin to see that the real universe is eternal, infinite, and you also exist in this eternal, infinite movement. There is no death besides the one that seems to us because it falls only on our animal state. The higher state is not affected by the death of the animal body.

You see that the knowledge of life is the attainment of the force that governs all of nature. We call it “Creator” because it created us. But this is not what is implied in religions. This force is attained in the properties that we acquire, absolutely clearly, experimentally. You begin to feel how everything exists around you, and at the same time, you rise to this level.

It becomes clear to you what a human means, how he is different from the inanimate, vegetative, and animate world. After all, they all exist within the framework of a small Earthly egoism, including us.

And if you rise above your animal egoism, then you begin to attain the eternal, perfect state in this world, in this life. And our material existence in no way limits us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/24/20

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Out Of The Impasse

laitman_592.04Question: Suicide is the most extreme step of despair. Today the number of suicides is simply sweeping the world. Why is this so?

Answer: A person living in the modern world is in despair because he doesn’t feel any meaning in his life, he doesn’t see a goal, and he doesn’t even see the reason why he has to suffer in this world.

On the other hand, a person is so developed that he understands everything that happens and everything that might happen, and thus eventually decides to put an end to it. What’s the point in living and suffering if it is possible not to exist and not to suffer? This certainly makes sense.

Of course, no one says that this is the right decision, but it certainly makes sense. So if a person discovers that he can reach a perfect life in this world, in our world, knowing and understanding what he lives for and how everything works and that there is a perfect and eternal goal ahead of him that he can attain, it will be possible to change the negative statistics significantly. This is the way out of the impasse.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/24/19

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Life Lessons

Laitman_198Question: Each of us experiences difficult moments in life. And then we ask ourselves a question: “Why do I deserve this?” Do karmic laws really exist and each person deserves what happens to him?

Answer: This is partially true and partially not. In every person, there is a source of his soul. He is born with a certain set of properties and has the experience of previous cycles. And now he must continue them and achieve the goal of his existence: to reach complete similarity to the Creator.

Thus, his starting point disappears somewhere in his past cycles and his end point in his future cycles. And at the moment, he is carrying out a certain program. Therefore, everything that happens to him cannot be accidental. All this is absolutely predestined. In this way, he is directed to the goal.

Question: Should each person learn a lesson from this?

Answer: Yes, if he wants to. If he strives for this, then he is helped from above, he is given a certain environment, and then he can learn these lessons and move quite consciously.

Question: Based on the current situation, has humanity learned this lesson? What should we understand from the situation with the coronavirus?

Answer: Our world is an integral system, which a wave of pandemic is passing through now. For the first time, it is passing all over the planet. Throughout all of history, there has been nothing in the world that would touch everyone without exception.

We are shown that our world is truly an absolutely integral, closed system, and we must accordingly bring ourselves to complete internal balance.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/24/20

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New Life 1179 – The Importance Of Life

New Life 1179 – The Importance Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the importance of life is found in the attainment of the purpose or source of life, the upper force. The upper force is a field within which reality exists. We can understand it and feel it when we become like it. We build this connection from inherent data, education, and environmental impact. A person feels that his or her life matters when it matters to the surrounding society. A person goes from an ordinary life to a noble and eternal level of living. One’s whole life becomes a means for reaching this state.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1179 – The Importance Of Life,” 11/21/19

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A Man Sold His Life And Became Happy

720Question: In Australia, a fifty-year-old man, Ian Asher, completely sold his life. He sold his house, all his equipment, a car, a motorcycle, including his life and his acquaintances. He put it all up for auction on eBay for one dollar. He said: “I do not need such a life. Whoever wants may take it.”

Within a week of bidding, the price rose to $305,000. All he had left was himself, his passport, and money. He said: “I have dreamed about adventures all the time, but in reality I had a dull job, I sold carpets.” He made a list of 100 goals and made a promise that in 100 weeks he would realize them all.

He traveled non-stop: he flew to Dubai to ski, he ran with the bulls in Spain, he swam with white sharks in Africa, he traveled in Japan, and walked on the Great Wall of China.

Two years later, after he had spent $270,000 and fulfilled 93 of the 100 goals, he decided to give up on the remaining 7—to learn to understand in a dream that you are sleeping, to sink to the bottom of the ocean—and forget about them. Instead, he bought a small island off the coast of Panama, built a house, and began living there.

Moreover, now he has a beloved woman. They opened their own publishing house, they publish books, and write fairy tales.

What kind of life is worth fighting for?

Answer: And what is worth fighting for if it all ends? I would not fight.

What to fight for? For the fact that you have been allotted a few more years, and you want to somehow live them, better or worse? You look at the end and see that there is no point in fighting.

Question: But what is really worth spending a lifetime? After all, it is so long.

Answer: Life is given to us only in order to attain its meaning in which a person already attains life itself. It is life itself that is attained in attaining its meaning.

The meaning of life is to reach its root, where we descend from, and where we return to; we descend into this world, and rise back.

Question: Why does a person need to descend into this world, to feel these problems, discontent, disappointment, and despair?

Answer: So that he departs from all these problems. He does not need any problems. He needs to understand the meaning of life. But it is not at all in this world and not in how to do something in this world.

Question: Why not immediately reveal the meaning of life to a man? Why should he go through this series of years of meaningless existence?

Answer: He would not appreciate it. He must reveal and earn it. Because when you work on it, you begin to develop an appetite for it, a desire according to which you begin to feel the meaning of life.

And I can pay everything for it. All I have. I will be paying solely for attaining the meaning of life through my whole lifetime.

Question: When a person became disappointed with his life, sold it and all his belongings, started all over again, and eventually found his little tiny happiness, he showed others an example that you need to set goals and achieve them.

Can a person who attains the meaning of life, and for him it acquires meaning, importance, value, also somehow set an example and pass it on?

Answer: But how can he tell others about the meaning of life? He has found it by himself, he has acquired it. It has a metaphysical value, not a corporeal one. It is not like I have bought or found some kind of a diamond.

For me, the value of my life is in life itself, in that I attain it by myself. And for another person it is when he attains it by himself. I cannot sell it. I can sell life. But I cannot sell the value of life.

Question: But a person is born with a certain aspiration for life, something initially attracts him. After that the whole society with its system overwhelms him. How can a person break through this global mass of disturbances and discern that it is possible to attain the meaning of life?

Answer: This is fate. This happens if a person has a special guiding thread, a fate, luck, a special property, a special angel.

Question: And what is fate?

Answer: Fate is a special force that invisibly, incomprehensibly leads a person by the hand to the upper goal.

Question: How can a person grasp it? You know how it happens when you lay hold of the tip of the thread, start spinning an invisible clue, and it leads you, while you are working, to unexpectedly great results.

Answer: This is only through a subtle property of the inner soul.

Question: If a person has not yet come to the brink of absolute despair when the reverse mechanism begins to work within him, how can he voluntarily rethink it?

Answer: If he has an angel, a fate, then he will succeed, but if not, it will not work. Each of us has a good angel. One has only to draw this good angel to him. To do this, one really needs to want it. It happens to the one who wants it.

This is an internal feeling of longing, a glow of the goal that you want to strive for, but you do not understand what it is, how to achieve it, where to find strength, desire. People who want this come to us.

If in each person a special property arises—to attain oneself, one’s own upper world, one’s predestination—then this means that an angel is already appearing in him. The force that is leading him to the goal, to attainment.

Question: And are we already in this generation?

Answer: Yes, we are on the threshold of the fact that each of us has an angel who is already telling him, whispering that there is a meaning in life: “Do not despair, go forward and search.”
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 3/3/20

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