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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/26/18

laitman_281.02Question: If the whole world is inside of me, who am I?

Answer: This is the most difficult question because I can understand, find out, and interpret myself only when I attain my full correction, meaning the level of the Creator. Then I will feel what I actually am—a small point within the higher power, within the Creator.

Question: Who are the other people in my world, inside of me, if they are derived from my characteristics, from my perception? Do they truly exist?

Answer: They don’t exist in themselves. I create them within me.

Question: When I change, will I stop being myself or will I find myself, my future self?

Answer: By changing myself, I find my future self.

Question: Is love of others really loving parts of myself since the whole world is inside me and flows and lives only within my feeling? Should I learn to love myself differently, in a broader sense?

Answer: You need to exit your ego, transcend it. With its help, but in an opposite way, when it becomes a bestower of the receiving property, it communicates and connects with others.

Question: How can I not confuse a real yearning for spiritual feeling with my emotional and mental state? All of these states are transmitted to my brain.

Answer: At first you will be confused, but you will gradually begin to shape everything within you. This will begin to transform into images, dependencies, conditions, and maybe even graphics. Gradually this method will become part of you.

Question: Does my desire have a special power? Can I correct and change something through the force of my will?

Answer: No you cannot change anything with your will. Only through your connection with others, only by actions above your egoism, can you change your nature and those around you.

Question: If all the others are parts of me and everything is inside me, then what is we?

Answer: We are parts of a single desire called Adam.

Question: If every person has his own reality, can we combine them into one by sharing our feelings, sensations, and differences in perceptions? Is that enough?

Answer: I cannot tell you how to integrate different realities into a single perception. I don’t have the words to describe this.
From a Lesson in Russian, August 26, 2018

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/19/18

laitman_282.01Question: If the number of states denotes time, then when I fall is it the same as moving backward in time, and when I ascend is this moving forward?

Answer: Not necessarily. There is a descent for the sake of hastening movement forward. We just need to assess the quality of the movement correctly, not its vector or quantitative value.

Question: Is spiritual matter energy and are the forces of the physical world on a different layer parallel to the spiritual?

Answer: Physical forces are egoistic forces; therefore, they don’t exist in the spiritual world. It is even impossible to say that they are parallel to spiritual forces because our world does not exist. Our world is called an imaginary world, a world we imagine.

Question: Do intermediary worlds exist, or only a spiritual world and a material world?

Answer: There are no intermediary worlds. But the spiritual world consists of five levels: Assiya, Yetzira, Beria, Atzilut, and Adam Kadmon, and Olam Ein Sof (the world of infinity) to which we must go through all 125 levels. These worlds differ in the quality of the connection between the units, parts, and elements.

Question: If my fate is made by the Creator, why must I bestow  and change it?

Answer: The Creator created you so that you must change yourself! You are obligated to do so.

Question: When we feel pain and suffering in the physical world, does this mean that the Creator is educating us through this? Does this happen when we don’t want to correct ourselves?

Answer: Right! We sense pain when we do not want to educate ourselves, and do not want to be corrected!

Question: If I get all the fuel through the system of the worlds of impurity, what can take me out of the control of the egoistic kingdom to the spiritual world?

Answer: The same spiritual forces can throw us out of the spiritual level so we can better understand our situation.

Question: What does it mean to be like a Kabbalistic teacher if he is already in spirituality and I am still in materiality?

Answer: To help him by understanding what he wants from you. In this world, this is the main work of a person who has a teacher. This is better than doing any other actions and receiving instructions.

Question: How do I want spiritual advancement?

Answer: Become integrated in a group. Only if a person is included in a group and advances together with it, can he advance seriously. Without friends, he will not have the strength to move forward.

Question: Does the soul remember its previous lives when it is in the spiritual world after the death of the body, and can it influence its correction?

Answer: What prevents it from making corrections during the life of the beastly body? There is no limit to the state of the soul in relation to it. Nothing changes as a result of the rotting of the beastly body.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/19/19

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How Can Mind And Feeling Exist Without A Body?

Laitman_511.01Question: How can mind and feeling exist without a physical body? What will sense the feeling? Where is the mind born and where does it reside?

Answer: Feeling is not a body. Our body is just some substance that seems as if it exists. Some movements and modifications are reflected in it and we feel alive.

In reality, we exist in the Creator’s thought. Nothing exists besides this thought. The whole universe, everything that exists, is just a thought.

Talk to astronomers, ask astrophysicists, and they will say the same. Working with celestial bodies, they feel that this is a plan, a thought.

The science of Kabbalah says the same: matter does not exist, we feel it as a result of the perception of thought.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/7/18

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Everything Is Resolved On The Level Of The Upper World

laitman_939.02Question: If others are part of me, then by changing others am I changing my external parts?

Answer: Of course. But at the same time, you no longer feel whom you are changing: them or yourself.  You begin to connect with others and it turns out to be one common whole. The Creator connects everyone.

Question: Now we are at the lesson and yet there are still billions of people in the world who do things such as work, sleep, fight, etc. We do not feel them so how do we treat this?

Answer: You need to gradually get used to this and then the question of time, the multi-layered space, and everything that happens will disappear. You will see that this is nothing  and that everything is resolved at a completely different level.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18

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Laitman_715Question: If everything is just inside of me, is there any other force that can affect me?

Answer: From the outside, the Creator affects you with His even Light, and in this Light, as if on a white screen, you depict your world with your own qualities.

This world that you depict involuntarily, you can now correct with your will and depict it in a different way. Therefore, all sorts of problems are presented to you on this screen so that you would correct yourself and see the world as good.

Question: If the Creator is also inside of me, does this mean that there is somebody else who is outside of me?

Answer: No, you imagine it this way. We need to find a very simple relationship: as much as we change ourselves, we change our world.

Each of us feels this world in his own way. There are some points in it that we can compare to each other, but there are those that we cannot even express.

Therefore, our task is by connecting with each other to create a complete picture of the world that is composed of many billions of people. Then in our connection, we will see the world of infinity.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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laitman_603Question: Are spiritual and material events orchestrated in advance and occur as a pre-directed scenario of life?

Answer: Of course. That is how they come out. Are we the ones that make them happen? The world appears to us in its new forms, and we have to learn to understand them, attain them, associate ourselves with them, and as such progress.

At every moment you are presented with a certain picture of the world, you have to adapt to it, understand it, connect with it, and try to make it better. The way you understand the surrounding world is what determines your advancement.

In principle, each time you should see the world as a manifestation of the Creator. Can you imagine how flawed we must be to see the world around us as full of terrible things, depression, and awful tensions?

Question: Let’s say something is revealed to us. What should be my first reaction? Should I say “there’s none else besides Him”?

Answer: First of all, you have to understand that the Creator is the upper force that determines, acts, and fills everything. What this force is showing you is perfection, but you distort this picture to the degree of your corruptness by seeing it without the “glasses,” through the lens of your egoism.

Question: So, do I have to justify everything?

Answer: Not just justify, but to see and feel this perfection. You then have to adhere to Him in such a way that through this attainment, through the correction of corruptness to the level of perfection, you will unite with the Creator. On one side of the screen there is you, and on the other, Him.

Question: And if I see that I cannot attribute this force to “none else besides Him,” that I can’t justify it?

Answer: You have an opportunity to pray, to ask Him to correct you so that you will see the world as perfect.

But if you want this in order to feel good, you will not get anything. If, however, you want to see the world as perfect in order to not curse the Creator because it brings you pain, then you will receive. You are asking the Creator to give you the power to see Him the way He is: good that does good.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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Everything Is Contained Within A Person

laitman_929The Book of Zohar, “Tazrya”: All worlds, the Upper and the lower, are inside man. All that is created in the world is for man’s sake and everything lives and develops because of man.

It seems to the person that he exists among other people, animals, plants, and inanimate nature, including the entire universe. In fact, all these levels of desire are just one desire. It is called “human.”

Everything is within each of us: the egoistic and altruistic worlds, the Creator, and the whole of creation.

The human is the desire created by the Creator, which includes everything.

Our task is to become like the Creator, changing the application of our egoistic properties from receiving to giving.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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What Does It Mean To Change The World?

Laitman_509Question: What is wrong with wanting to “bend” the whole world to suit myself if the world is full of malice and vices?

Answer: I understand that you would like to change our world. But if you do this by breaking it, you will only get some of your smaller broken worlds.

You have to change yourself and then, instead of today’s world, which appears to you in your egoistic properties, you will discover another, better, altruistic world. To change the world is to change your properties, and then you will see it differently.

You need to understand that we exist in our desire. Changing your desires from the lowest state to the state of complete bestowal and love, that is, the world of Infinity, we can move back and forth along the ladder of the spiritual worlds. It all depends on our properties.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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laitman_751.1Question: To enter into a perfect world, into infinity, does it mean becoming perfect yourself, and from your corrected self, seeing perfection, eternity?

Answer: Yes, to the extent that I change within, I can see changes in the world around me.

Question: How do I come to the point that I myself have to change? After all, I am trying to change others my whole life.

Answer: Indeed, usually a person wants to change everyone else. He wants nothing more than to “bend” the world around him. However, in fact, the world does not bend. It is created such that if you want to bend it, you bend yourself. As a result, you will understand, perhaps not in one but in several lives, that you’re the one who needs to bend.

There is nothing demeaning about it. This is such an exciting game, such a fascinating, conceptual journey: while I am changing, I see the world around me also changing, like in a fairy tale. And it is possible.

Question: However, during the 70 to 80 years of one’s life, a person is somehow changing, which cannot be said about the world. What changes are you talking about?

Answer: The world is also changing a little, but only on that inanimate level at which people change. Why is the world today different from the world 100 years ago? Various technical and technological changes took place, climate conditions became different, some species of fauna and flora became extinct, etc. Everything comes from the fact that by changing, we see the world changing around us.

But these are very small changes at that same, inanimate level. It is not a new world. After all, we remain the same egoists.

Th fact is that when our material desires change, we begin to invent something ostensibly new. However, there is nothing to invent, because if a person begins to radically change his nature, his egoism, to the opposite property of bestowal and love, the property of connection with others, he then sees a completely different world through his new properties.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/26/18

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Does Each Kabbalist Have His Own World?

laitman_209Question: In the corporeal world, we have a general picture of its perception: the sky is blue, the sun is yellow, and so on. You say that in the spiritual world each one will see his own picture. Isn’t there a general picture? Did every Kabbalist have his own world?

Answer: Each Kabbalist is in his own state but they describe them in approximately the same way; they have one key. They understand each other.

At any spiritual degree, you will feel what you sense with your qualities. In our world, everyone has the same qualities—the five organs of perception. In the spiritual world, there are also five sensory organs—Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut—through which you perceive it, but it is you who perceives.

In the spiritual world everyone is at a different level because there are a large number of degrees: 125 basic ones and each consists of many sub-degrees.

Therefore, if you want to equalize yourself with others, you take a Kabbalistic book, and by studying it, you begin to feel what the Kabbalist who wrote it felt.

Reading, for example, the works of Ari or Talmud Eser Sefirot by Baal HaSulam, you feel what they felt when they described it. Also, you must act as it is described, with your screen at the same level. However, usually you are on other levels so you have seemingly different worlds.
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