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Take A Look At The World With Altruistic Eyes

laitman_766.4Remark: There are two types of perception of the world. The first is through personal feeling and the brain of a person who perceives our world through their five sensory organs. The second is through the environment, when the individual views the world through the people around them.

The purpose of everyone in this world is to know the Creator. According to Kabbalah, one cannot explore the Creator through the usual five senses, but only through society, that is, society as sight, the aim, through which I look at the Creator. I cannot directly see Him, but if I learn to look through society, then I can clearly determine who the Creator is.

My Comment: The fact is that we need to defocus our vision, or rather, our sensations. Now we have them imprisoned for our egoistic fulfillment, and therefore, we do not feel the Creator.

We thus need to look at the world with altruistic eyes, that is, from the quality of bestowal. Let’s say the whole world is our little child, whom we madly love. Then how would we look at the world with love?

However, this is insufficient because we still would look at it egoistically. We need to look at it with altruistic love, meaning as if absolutely independent of ourselves. Now imagine instead of your child, who is the whole world for you, a stranger, and even better, a person you hate the most. You must thus defocus yourself, tear yourself away from your egoistic view of the world, through a prism that completely turns you inside out, and then through it, you will see the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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New Life #1166 – Breaking Through To The Higher Mind

New Life #1166 – Breaking Through to the Higher Mind
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

We need to ascend above our egoistic nature to the level of the higher mind where the operational commands are “brewed.” The higher mind manages everything and everyone, including newspapers, technology, transplanted chips, and even those who seem to control these sources of information and influence. A person has no control over his life. The single point of a person’s choice is to become aware of the higher mind or the altruistic system that manages everything. Some people are given a desire to improve (by the higher mind) and study the wisdom of Kabbalah. They learn how to clarify good and evil, discover the altruistic system on their own, and establish a positive, mutual connection with all the elements of reality.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1166 – Breaking Through to the Higher Mind,” 10/17/19

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Male And Female, Part 6

laitman_423.01What Do We See in Other People?

Question: Today, more and more people can live without a family. However, nobody has completely cancelled the family yet.

From the point of view of the perception of reality, Kabbalists advise learning not to see negative qualities in one’s spouse that, in fact, do not belong to him or her, but to understand that they are caused by my attitude to him or her. How can we apply this principle in practice?

Answer: It is written in many sources that a person sees nothing outside of himself but his reflection in others. That is, I never see the qualities of another person or even animals, plants, or anything at all.

I always see the imprint of my qualities on any object, and especially on the one that is in front of me that I live with. It is natural. Thus, we need to take this into account.

Remark: I do not think that people perceive this naturally.

My Comment: Everyone can agree with this, but they cannot live with this. Theoretically, we all agree.

Question: And then what? How can we really approach this?

Answer: Then it does not work out. Let’s put this question aside for now and later we will see that there is one solution for all these problems.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18

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Laitman_049.04Reaction to Our Sensations

Question: If the reality I feel is only a reaction within me, then how can I feel something outside of this reaction?

Answer: You cannot. It is impossible. We always feel only ourselves, our reaction to something that is happening and nothing more.

To the extent that we are like the thing that is happening, we feel it based on our reaction.

How do we attain the Creator? We must create such qualities in ourselves called “the Creator,” and then we will understand and feel Him. Only in this way.

Regarding anything we feel, the Kli (vessel) feels only what it feels within itself and nothing else.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19

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Life According To A New Script, Part 2

laitman_760.2Life is a script that I can rewrite again and start to control my life. In the end, a person gets tired of the movie someone forcibly made him the main character of. This is someone else’s life and I want to live my own life.

I then realize that everything around me is not mine, that I am under the influence of thousands of forces from different sources, and they play with me like with a ball, kicking and tossing me from place to place.

The question is: How can I stop this movie? I need a force that is above the actors playing with me in my life. I want to rise above my existence, above work, family, home, and plan my own life by myself. After all, we do not know how the script will turn in the next second and what new characters will appear in it.

I do not know the script of my life. In order to know it, I need to rise to the degree above myself and know the upper plan. Then I will understand how to play in it, what for, why, and what the purpose of this movie is.

Everyone wants to receive a good feeling from life; otherwise, why do we need it, its end is clear. Yet, while life is not yet over, I want to live it according to a good scenario. To do this, I need to connect with the forces that control my life, and the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how to do this.

No matter how many times I rewrite the script according to my will, I will find out that it causes me harm. If I really want to write a program for my future, I have to study and learn what is best for me and how to change the script to a good one. When I really understand what good is, I will find out that I have an opportunity to shoot this movie and be the main character in it and director of it.

After all, a person usually does not understand what is good for him. We see that the forces controlling our lives involve us in such terrible films that we do not want to watch. But we can switch this movie to another if we know what we really want. By receiving this knowledge, we will receive the ability to make changes.

The entire development of a person in this life is designed to lead us to an understanding of what is really good for us. As soon as we understand this, we can immediately begin to live in it. This is because the good movie is already ready! We just do not want it, we reject it because of our short-sightedness.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1167,” 10/22/19

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Life According To A New Script, Part 1

laitman_922Nature has given a person the ability to exit himself and enter the plot of a book or a movie. Endless TV series’ and movie marathons are the mainstream addiction of our times, involving both the older and the younger generation.

The dream of any person is to come home, sit in a chair, dim the lights, turn on the TV, and delve into a TV series.

Netflix, which allows you to watch movies on any device that has a screen (TV, phone, and computer) has 140 million subscribers. People spend hours sitting in front of a screen watching series after series.

This transports a person to a different reality; he wants to separate from everyday life and move into a different movie. That is, he changes the movie in which life forces him to be the main character to another one where he can be a bystander, sitting quietly in a comfortable chair. How nice it would be to live life like in a movie.

One day, they will come up with the idea of completely getting rid of the screen by attaching a wire directly to the head and broadcasting the movie of life to us. I could even be made the main character in it so I can imagine myself in different states. We are in a movie now, without knowing it. How can we know whether this is a movie or not? In fact, that doesn’t matter to us; the main thing is to feel good, or at least not to suffer.

Nature has developed in us the ability to come out of one’s life and empathize with the plot of a movie or a book, with its characters, so that we know that we live in a movie. Our whole life is played out to us like a movie, which we can change.

We can rise above the person who is watching the movie to the level of the forces that project it; we can intervene in them and change our movie, that is, our life. I can make myself a character of any movie I want by changing my states, including life and death.

The ability to empathize with movies is given to us so that we can create a new movie for ourselves where we will be the director. After all, how much do we regret the movies we lived in before, how much we would like to change our past, but think it is impossible. But it is possible. I can change my past, pause this movie, rewind it to the right moment, and start again differently.

I will again become a little carefree child who is just starting life. But what would I like to change in my life? This is the question. I will not be allowed to change anything until I can write a new scenario that is more correct than the old one. Then I will be able to implement it.

After I go through it with my accumulated experience, I will again see how I can improve it, and I will start again on a more mature, serious level, trying to realize myself so that I will not have any regrets at the end of the movie before I die. Then we will understand that the movie does not end and how we can make it continue forever.

The wisdom of Kabbalah allows every person to develop the ability to broadcast the script of his life, keeping everything under control. We learn to accept our life in the correct form so we will not regret any moment of it and will not want to return and correct it.

The life I live will be correct, kind, filled with meaning, and I will not regret a single moment. Then, after all these calculations, I will discover that it was not me who did all this but the force that projects this movie to me, and all the troubles and problems that I had to go through were intended to bring me to a perfect state. There was no other way! Therefore, I agree, the movie ends, and the real life begins.

Then I see that my whole previous life was a dream from which I am awakening now to a new life and I start a new day. This life is eternal and perfect. I am in the correct relationship with the one who was broadcasting this movie to me, and we are together building my further advancement by creating a new movie.

I know and understand how everything is arranged and how it advances by becoming a screenwriter, a cameraman, and a director, that is, a complete master of the movie with thousands of participants. I myself, instead of the upper force, arrange my life. Each person is given their own life and their own world with all the actors.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1167,” 10/22/19

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laitman_572.02Beyond Absolute Correction

Question: One soul is divided into 600,000 pieces. Each shattered differently. The experience of each of them plays a big role and is very important. Will we return to the common soul and then perceive everything as the Creator?

Answer: When we return together to the common soul, will we be able to attain the Creator in relation to us? Yes, but just like any actions of our world, we comprehend the action, for example, the effect of electricity, magnetism, gravity, etc. That is, we will attain these phenomena, but not Him.

In Kabbalah, in various places, it is hinted that there is another degree when creation breaks away from itself, becomes included in the Creator, and begins to attain not His consequences, not His effect, but Him. However, I cannot imagine such an ascent. This is beyond the bounds of absolute correction. It is quite possible that this also exists.

The fact is that at these stages of our development we are absolutely changing. Our system of perception, logic, everything is changing. We no longer live in three-dimensional space: good-bad, reception-bestowal. We begin to exist in completely different dimensions. Therefore, it is a problem to say what exists during the attainment of the Creator. So far, it is a problem.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19

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Our World And This World

laitman_547.03Question: In Baal HaSulam’s writings we see the concepts “our world” and “this world.” What is the difference between them?

Answer: Our world is what we as if feel in our qualities. This world is how Kabbalists speak about the lower degree, which at the same time is called “our world.”

It all depends on the observer. If we observe what is happening around us, we call it “our world.” If Kabbalah speaks about this as the lowest degree of the worlds, then calls it “this world.”
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 10/6/19

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laitman_531.03Language Is a Sense of Communication

Baal HaSulam writes that a Kabbalist must use absolutely accurate definitions. Where can we find them?

Here, the law of root and branch arises in all worlds, in all states, in each and every one of us. It is from there that I can take clear, accurate definitions from nature’s point of view. You also will take your definitions from there and we will compare them with each other. From this comparison, we can correctly understand each other rather than speak with the same words but with a different meaning.

In our world, each one ascribes different meanings to the same words because each of us differs from the other. How can we combine everyone’s complex internal states in order to begin to understand each other and overlap each other so that these concepts will combine and give us a clear idea as to what extent we are talking and feeling the same thing? This is a problem with language.

Language is a sense of communication with each other when you and I feel the same thing. If we do not, then we clearly feel the difference in our sensations.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19

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laitman_227Adhere to the Language of Kabbalists

Baal HaSulam, ”The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”: Any reasonable person will understand that when dealing with spiritual matters, much less with Godliness, we have no words or letters with which to contemplate. This is because our whole vocabulary is but combinations of the letters of our senses and imagination. …

It is particularly so where one needs to find some rationale in these words to help one in the negotiations customary in the research of the wisdom. Here the sage must use rigorously accurate definitions for the eyes of the observers.

If we expressed in our words everything we feel, each of us will create our own language, our own encyclopedia, etc., and we would be unable to communicate with each other. Therefore, what we can and should do is take the words, expressions, and definitions based on our essence.

This is exactly what Kabbalah does. It says that a person consists of desire that is divided into five kinds: zero, one, two, three, and four. In these five types of desires, we feel various positive and negative fulfillments, and everyone has them. Thus, everything consists only of desire.

Therefore, if we adhere to a clear Kabbalistic language, we will not go astray. We will speak the same language. It was so before the shattering in ancient Babylon when all people spoke one language, Aramaic, in which The Book of Zohar is written.

The Aramaic language is good because it comes from the essence of nature itself. The five levels of desire, from which each of us consists, generate five definitions. This language is based on them.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19

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