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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 1/13/19

laitman_566.02Question: How can the right environment help in building a stable and strong family bond? And how can the family bond strengthen the environment?

Answer: We need to learn this. We have had many conversations that deal with this subject: how to behave in a family, how to balance family relationships. It is possible to find and study everything in our archive.

Question: You say that the future will be unbearable. How should we understand this?

Answer: That is incorrect! I am saying that it could be unbearable, but it could also be normal, if we understand the dynamics of our development and in what manner we can correct it.

Question: Which professions and experts will be in demand in the coming year?

Answer: This year, almost all professions will be in demand as before, but over time, there will be a very serious revision of professions.

Question: Legalization of drugs, sports, and smartphones—these satisfy the masses. How do we escape these traps? What will change this year?

Answer: I don’t know. It is impossible to change something in society, to turn it around to a particular point, without educating it as a whole. It will not work.

Question: Isn’t humanity playing with the Internet and computer technology too much? How much more do they need to be developed?

Answer: It is very good that humanity “sits” on the Internet; it is beginning to comprehend the opportunity of communicating between each other. I very much hope that in the future this system will begin to serve the general connection between us.

Question: Most people are convinced that they are in an excellent connection with others and that everyone else is at fault. How is it possible to explain what the right connection is?

Answer: You cannot do anything, you have to explain. So many people, practically all of us, justify ourselves and believe that we are right. We must think about how to explain that there is a greater truth.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/13/19

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/30/18

laitman_962.8Question: What is “a moment”?

Answer: A moment is a closure, the point of Zivug de Hakaa (coupling by striking), that is, the point of contact of the Creator’s intention to the creature and of the creature’s intention to the Creator. When this mutual contact occurs between them: me with Him and He with me, then this particular contact is called “a moment.”

Question: A complete cycle of spiritual states is a year. What is a year made of?

Answer: A physical year consists of a complete cycle of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun, when they complete their physical revolution. It is possible to calculate how much time each one of these cycles takes and how they are relative to each other. This is astronomy.

Question: According to what time should we properly measure our lives?

Answer: By internal time. Do it so that you will always be directed toward the Creator. We learn this from the book of Shamati and other articles. If you do this, you will truly realize your life.

Question: How does ignorance and non-observance of the laws of time influence our physical or spiritual life, its flow and development?

Answer: This is a whole system in which the higher management drives you more or less, depending on your efforts. In addition, it also depends on the structure of your soul, how much it can and must participate in the realization and correction of the rest of the souls. This is not easy.

Question: Why is time compressed thousands of times in a convention and the three days are like “compressed” years?

Answer: It is not the time that is compressed, but the intensity of perception increases. What you perceive during a convention is equivalent to an entire year of study. This is natural.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/30/18

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laitman_962.7Question: How does the quality of faith (Hassadim) become the quality of wisdom (Hochma)? Can a spiritual quality transform from one to the other?

Answer: No. The quality of faith is the quality of bestowal and if I have the quality of bestowal and it is sufficiently strong, then I can already receive the feeling of the Creator in it, which is called the light of Hochma.

Question: You say: “there is no faith.” But don’t we talk about: “faith in the teacher, faith in the friend, faith in the books, faith in the Creator”?

Answer: This is not the same faith Kabbalah speaks about. In Kabbalah, faith is the force with which I can create and act. It is an opportunity to be like the Creator.

Question: How does a brand new student become acquainted with the wisdom of Kabbalah? Is it better to read from the sources: Rabash, Baal HaSulam, and your books?

Answer: I would recommend reading my book Attaining the Worlds Beyond. Even though I do not consider it as a primary source, I think that this is the most appropriate book for getting acquainted with Kabbalah. To some extent, this book is an easier translation of the book Shamati.

Question: If a person’s development was in awareness and feelings and that person died at the age of 10, 12, 14, or 17, then in the next incarnation, would that person’s awareness and feelings remain at the same age? Would this be a soul or a spirit?

Answer: All that a person goes through in this life is not lost and one continues on their way.

Question: I do not see how to realize myself in this world in order to maintain my corporeal needs. I feel I am in the dark. Is it worthwhile for me to direct all my efforts in finding a group and studying, with the belief that this will actually give me understanding?

Answer: I believe that a person needs to acquire a profession that will make it possible for him to support himself and his family in a normal way, without any luxuries, and to dedicate the rest of his time to spiritual development. This will certainly already be an optimal life.

Question: What is “intellect” from the point of view of Kabbalah?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, intellect is the light of Hochma that fills the light of Hassadim.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/23/18

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laitman_561Question: What is the difference between the right and the left line, reception and bestowal? Is it balance, importance, or something else?

Answer: Indeed, balance is important, when I perceive the left and the right line as equivalent, I abstract them from myself in order to balance them above me. This is how I build my soul from them.

Question: How do I implement the recommendations of a Kabbalist when it seems they are mutually exclusive?

Answer: Give me such examples and I will tell you why they are mutually exclusive. They may seem contradictory, but they always complement each other. If you include them within you, you will see it.

Question: Are the desire and the intention always in conflict?

Answer: This is already a certain level. If certain desires are opposite to the intentions and a person understands this, then the person knows what to do. One is already advancing.

Question: How can one avoid going into fantasies and philosophy while desiring to understand the feelings that arise when one is studying the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: If you apply the method in a group, then there is no chance that this will happen to you. However, in any other way, there is no point in even trying to advance because this will lead you in another direction and you will achieve nothing.

Question: When I want to weigh a desire or a thought, what must I put on the second pan of the scale?

Answer: Put the unity between us and the Creator on it.

Question: What qualities do people need the most?

Answer: First of all, a person must recognize one’s lack of knowledge, insignificance, and weakness. Reaching a state when you understand your insignificance in everything and your full dependence on the Creator, this is the highest point. Because that is the truth. All the rest is petty, childish egoism.

Question: How does one balance thought and speech?

Answer: This has no relation to the wisdom of Kabbalah since this is a technique of our world; because spiritual thought and speech do not apply to our verbal and our thinking mechanism.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson Russian 12/16/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/9/18

laitman_281.02Question: What is a true desire according to Kabbalah? Is it when all other desires disappear or become insignificant?

Answer: Nothing disappears, nothing is lost; only the importance of each desire rises or diminishes.

Question: Can a ten develop incorrectly?

Answer: Certainly. There are thousands of ways to develop incorrectly and only one way to develop correctly. The threat of the incorrect development of a ten is always present.

Question: Who or what is testing a person on the spiritual path?

Answer: It is the properties of the Creator to which one must adjust to a particular degree, in a particular style, in every step of one’s spiritual development. A person must constantly adapt him or herself while passing through the stages of development and adjust to the properties of the Creator.

Question: How is it possible to learn to hold onto two lines simultaneously and not fall into one of them?

Answer: Realize yourself in the group in a way that you will not harm the group with your egoism and then you will feel balance and will maintain this condition.

Question: If I finished an introductory course together with a friend and then entered a ten while my friend remained as a guest, how should I relate to him: as a friend or as a guest?

Answer: Relate to him as a guest. It is only to the degree that he participates in a group that he is your friend.

Question: Are there different correct scenarios for the development of events on the spiritual path? How do you want the same thing that the Creator wants from you?

Answer: The Creator wants only one thing from you: for you to get as close as possible to the group. Then He will be able to be revealed in it. Try, that is all that He is waiting for.

Question: Is it possible to combine creative activity with the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Activity is activity, and Kabbalah is Kabbalah. Do not mix one with the other. It will give you nothing. You will get confused in this and in that. Moreover, in the end, you will fail in both.

Question: How should one accept gratitude from friends?

Answer: Accept it as manifestation of their love for you, which means that you must relate to them in the same way. At the same time, thank the Creator because if He did not want this, it would not happen.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/9/18

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 236

laitman_294.2Question: Does giving contentment to the Creator mean giving contentment and bringing pleasure to all created beings together or only to one of the created beings separately?

Answer: The Creator is an entity that includes everything within it in absolute good, mutual unity.

Question: I have an unusual problem. Lately I have stopped feeling: feeling the energy of places, of people, generally of everything. My attention is floating somewhere, I cannot concentrate, everything happens as if not in me. I am a practical person, engaged in healing and various sciences. I have come across a situation like this for the first time and I cannot cope with it. Can you tell me something or help in some way?

Answer: I advise you to focus your attention on the definition of the upper force: absolute goodness and complete interconnection between all created beings. Delve into this definition until you begin to feel connected with Him.
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New Jersey Convention “Day Four” – 5/26/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 8”

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “To Be A Spiritual Pipeline,” Lesson 8 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 9”

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Questions and Answers,” Lesson 9 

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day Three” – 5/25/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Awakening the Dawn with Joy and Gladness,” Lesson 5

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 6” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Living in the Greatness of the Creator,” Lesson 6

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 7” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Weaving a Blanket of Love,” Lesson 7

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day Two” – 5/24/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “The Perfect Ten in Arvut,” Lesson 2

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 3” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Annulment As a Condition for the 1st Spiritual Degree,” Lesson 3

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 4” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Reaching a Prayer,” Lesson 4

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day One” – 5/23/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Awakening to the Creator’s Invitation,” Lesson 1

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