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The Secret Of Black Holes

Laitman_152Remark: Black holes have been verified. Time stops there; the laws of physics do not apply. The gravitational field is so strong that it consumes everything, including the light.

My Comment: The laws of physics of this world do not work there.

Question: What does this knowledge give us?

Answer: It lets us understand that there is a border for time, space, and motion. Completely foreign laws are in effect there that we cannot approach or study.

That is, we can guess based on what we know that everything is different there. But how different? In a few more centuries, we still will be no closer to discovering this because we are standing behind the radio-telescopes that gave us a picture of that black hole.

We are trying to research this phenomenon with our egoistic minds that are quite mechanical rather than quantum, and therefore, nothing will come from it.

In order to perform a serious study of what lies beyond, of what happens inside the black hole, where totally different laws of physics are at play, we too need to be different.

We have only caught a glimpse of our universe to this point of transition to some other space. This is the boundary of our attainment. We call it “the border.” It is the boundary of time and space. Neither exist there.

We have no knowledge of whatever lies inside these black holes. One thing is clear: everything disappears there for us. It would be interesting to see how we would appear from up there if we looked at this world through this black eye.

Remark: This would be interesting, indeed! To look, from a different dimension, at our own.

My Comment: We would appear to be very primitive, below the speed of light. It is the most primitive state in all of nature—existence below the speed of light. This means that I am completely under the power of mechanical light. I am overpowered by it and controlled by it; I am nothing. I do not exist because my “I” cannot be felt.

Question: What will bring us to the understanding that when a person changes, so does the world?

Answer: When our world becomes a black hole where everything disappears.

Comment: When will humanity arrive at this state?

Answer: We will arrive at it through the recognition of evil, which we are gradually approaching. We can feel this evolution.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 4/23/19

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The Illusion Of Our World

laitman_423.01Question: You called our world illusory. Why correct it if it is so?

Answer: You are right; we do not correct it. We correct ourselves, our egoism. The world is in our perception as a reflection of our egoism.

The world is what our ego draws for us. As soon as we begin to push our way through the world to the Creator, we will increasingly feel the upper world.

We will begin to see within the framework of our world the acting forces of the upper world, and gradually our world will disappear from our perception. Its picture remains, but the forces that act behind it will increasingly manifest. Thus, our consciousness and attitude toward the world will begin to change
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/24/19

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Can One Read Other People’s Thoughts?

laitman_547.05Question: Can a person with a great desire, read the thoughts of other people?

Answer: Reading thoughts is a material thing. I cannot say that it is appreciated, because at the same time you catch the thoughts of other people at the everyday level. But this is possible because the thoughts on our level are material.

You can take a person by the hand and feel his thoughts, as psychics do. But what will that give you, other than tricks? Nothing. Some people have such increased sensitivity, and so they advertise themselves in such a way.

In general, I would not advise doing this, it is a pity to make such an effort. Efforts should be directed conversely, to dissolving in the group and by doing so, revealing the Creator.

Question: Is it possible to influence someone’s thoughts if I have a strong desire?

Answer: Of course. And how! Such things are known to us since the days of the KGB. By the way, they are used by all intelligence services in the world. But why do we need it? As it is at the level of our world, these are purely egoistic, mutual influences on each other.

I would not want you to think about it at all because the influence of thoughts leads to the subordination of each other, that is, to the destruction of the world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/3/19

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What Determines The Future Of A Person?

760.4Question: What determines the future of a person?

Answer: Undoubtedly, everybody is interested in the future. At every moment of time, it bursts into the present and turns into the present.

Therefore, the future is constantly connected to us and determines our present. If we know that something is about to happen, even not very soon, we nevertheless expect it and our state in the present depends on it, especially our mood, our attitude to the world and to life. Therefore, the future is a factor that significantly affects our lives.

Question: Is this what distinguishes a person from an animal?

Answer: Animals sense the future, but not to the same extent as a person and they are not so susceptible to it.

The future of a person depends on the way he adjusts himself in the present. After all, in fact, there is no future. If we live passively then we determine the future, what it will be, meaning depending on other people, circumstances and everything else.

When we live spiritually, there is neither future nor present. We somehow can talk about the past, because we were in a state when time was flowing, some kind of changes were happening within us. However, if I am now in the present, I can clearly make of myself such a created being that has no future.

In our world it sounds very unpleasant, “You have no future,” and to say this to a person means to kill him. Yet, in the wisdom of Kabbalah, this is not so. You have no future because you are going to create it by yourself now.

Go and do it, sculpt it, draw a picture of it and that is what it will be. And when will it be? Whenever you want.

However, if there is no past, present, and future, no world at all, and it is all just depicted to us by our qualities on the white background of the upper light, then what is the meaning of the question “What determines the future of a person?” It depends on a person!

And not just in the way we pathetically state, “A person makes his own future!” No. The fact is that each person knowing this algorithm of influencing himself, makes himself and the future because his internal desires create him and the external desires – the world around him. Therefore, the future depends only on him, and with all its elements and details.

It is not easy to come to this. However, we are capable of it and someday we will be able to do it. In the meantime, it seems to us that this is a fantasy.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/28/19

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Perceiving The Hidden Realm Of The Universe

laitman_537When we deal with the spiritual world, we need to understand that we are entering a new realm where none of our regular organs of perception are of use. We must develop the organs of perception in a completely different way instead of the five corporeal sensory organs: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and tactile senses.

These five senses also exist in animals, partly in plants, and even slightly in non-living objects of our world. We usually call the bodily organs of sensation “animate” because we ourselves are on an animate degree. There is nothing offensive about it; it is just a particular level.

But in the spiritual world, they are completely different because they represent feelings above our desire to receive, to feel, to enjoy. These senses work in the opposite direction: to give, to delight, to fill, and therefore we do not understand them.

The transition from the sensation of our world to the sensation of the upper world consists of the fact that we must pass the so-called barrier—Machsom. There, there are other five senses, which are built on the opposite principle—on bestowal. The more I give of myself, the more I feel the world outside me.

That is, the corporeal sensory organs are built on the fact that they give me a sense of the world within myself, how much this world can enter into me, into the eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, and tactile sensations. But when I start coming “out of myself,” I feel a world that has no impact on my feelings. It does not have to enter into me or fill me. I don’t perceive it in the measure of my internal qualities, but only outside of myself—just as it is.

Here a completely new state appears, which is called the attainment of the upper world. It is based on two qualities: the quality of the screen, that is, the rejection of all reception for myself, and the transfer out of myself when entering others.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 4/7/19

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Beyond Time, Space And Motion

laitman_744Question: The original sources say that the reality Kabbalists describe is beyond time, space, and motion. What is this reality and where is it?

Answer: Time, space, and motion are the parameters of our world, which is called the imaginary world. They appear in us because of uncorrected egoistic desires.

If we correct our desires, raise them to the level of bestowal, altruistic actions, then they lose those properties due to which time slows down to the level of our world, suddenly physical space appears, etc.

Therefore, concepts of time, space, and movement depend only on our egoistic desires. As soon as we rise above our egoism into the spiritual world, these parameters will disappear; they do not exist there.

In the spiritual world, time is a change in our desires from less altruism to more. Space and motion are the movements from lower, weaker qualities of bestowal to stronger ones.
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From Kab TV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 11/26/18

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New Life #1127 – Thought Creates Reality

New Life #1127 – Thought Creates Reality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

The power of thought works according to the goal of creation, which is to advance humanity toward the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). It is possible to use the power of spiritual thought when the good of the world and your personal good are the same. You can change reality for your own benefit if you think about changing it for the benefit of others. Someone who exits himself in order to love others begins to feel that the world is governed by a single power of love and connection and discovers the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1127 – Thought Creates Reality,” 6/20/19

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/3/19

laitman_962.2Question: Can a thought of one person change the entire world?

Answer: Unfortunately, no, because then that person would change our whole world. This cannot happen. All of us together must connect our desires, then we will have the right thoughts that will change the world. The main thing is the desire.

Question: Does intention drive desire and thought?

Answer: Yes. It manages both desires and thoughts. But the intention appears only after the appearance of the desire itself. When the desire is processed through thought, an intention appears, and thanks to it, the action takes place.

Question: Is there a connection between thoughts and the reforming light?

Answer: Certainly. The reforming light influences you and awakens particular thoughts in you. But everything depends on how you react to them.

Question: What do I gain if I attribute all of my thoughts and desires to the Creator? What should the right response to these thoughts and desires be?

Answer: You will gain a connection with the true source of all your thoughts and desires. First you connect yourself correctly to the source and then everything depends on what you want from it, how, what you are giving back, what you are asking, and what kind of desire you are raising.

Question: How does the thought that “there is none else besides Him” translate into sensation?

Answer: Only through your efforts, your aspirations constantly to try to feel that “there is none else besides Him,” that the Creator manages you completely, and that your connection with Him is absolute and complete, passing through all the cells of your body.

Question: How can we make sure we are giving the Creator pleasure?

Answer: It is very simple. If I give pleasure to the friends, it means that I am giving pleasure to the Creator.

Question: What if we were to see how our thoughts work immediately?

Answer: No, that will never happen. I must only think about the fact that I am working in the right group where everyone will merge together into one single mass and how this mass will become homogeneous, merged without any identification, where our desires and intentions are subject to one thing: to attain the Creator, the one and only power.

Remark: At first, my mind gladly perceives the Creator as an ideal of all the good, without any flaws. But then immediately there is the contact with the ugly realities of this life.

My Comment: Correct. However, I must be ready to perceive these ugly realities of life as being directed at me in order to correct them. They are nothing more than that.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/3/19

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Combine The Double Image of the World

Laitman_632.1Question: In order to reach the state of true love, one must observe the single law of the universe, the similarity of properties. Does this mean that I should become like the qualities of nature, with that root cause that created me?

Answer: Yes, we need to become similar to nature in which we indeed reside. But how do you know what this nature actually is? Therefore, we have been given a group, supposedly existing people, with whom I should interact, considering myself and them as one common whole. Thus, I reach the focus, as, for example, from two figures or lines that by adjusting the focus, I turn them into one.

Question: Kabbalah states that nature is altruistic and we people, creation, are egoistic, that means that we have egocentric thinking and we have to bring ourselves to similarity with nature.

Although we understand what altruism is in general, we do not see it evidently in nature. Is it the same matter? Is it egoistic as well?

Answer: When Kabbalah reveals the method of one’s correction to a person, it becomes a method of one’s education. It explains to you how you should change and, in accordance with the changes in yourself, you will see the world corrected. That is how it works.

A person must understand that in one’s field of vision is a double image of the world, and one must combine them. By combining oneself with others into one whole, into one object, you correct yourself and see the world corrected.

The nature of the Creator who created us is altruistic and we have to become similar to Him, meaning similar to the quality of absolute bestowal. The Creator created us opposite to Himself on purpose so that we could attain Him from the opposite state.

By combining absolutely negative and absolutely positive qualities in oneself, a person will be able to rise to the next level of feeling the world.
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From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah” 11/26/18

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Laitman_727Remark: In The Book of Zohar it says that all the worlds, both, upper and lower and everything that exists in them, are created only for the sake of man, and everything lives and develops because of man. This was written 2,000 years ago.

My Comment: Everything is only for one person because nothing was created but Adam. Adam is the general system that we all are parts of.

The worlds are what we see in our still imperfect perception of reality because we reveal it in portions to the extent of our similarity with the highest governance, with the highest quality of bestowal. The upper worlds are our future states and the lower, the past ones.

Question: Is there a connection between desire and perception? In the Babylonian Talmud, written in the 3rd century AD, it says “everyone judges according to his flaw.” How can this be explained?

Answer: This means that we perceive reality not as it really is, but according to our vessel of perception, how corrected it is and how much it is uncorrected, so we partially feel the true reality and partly the false one. It is like when I put on my glasses, I see much better, but it is still not perfect vision.

Thus, if you see negative phenomena in the world, it is only because of your still-corrupted vessel of perception. There are people who see the opposite: what you see as negative, they see as positive.

Question: Does it mean that at a certain stage of evolutionary development it will be possible to reach a level where we look at the world and we will be able to say: “Everything in the world is perfect, there is nothing negative in it?”

Answer: In fact, yes. Everything depends only on our vessel of perception. If we correct it to a state of similarity to the light and love, then there will be no limit to our attainment, no feeling of corruption, or defects.
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From KabTVs “Fundamentals of Kabbalah”, 11/26/18

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