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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.
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From a Lesson in Russian, August 26, 2018

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 234

Laitman_508.1Question: In one of the morning lessons, I heard you say that it is forbidden to imagine that the Creator exists outside of our senses and that the Creator is beyond feelings like joy and suffering.

The question is: Will I be able to acquire the property of bestowal even if I assume that the Creator is someone who experiences His own joy even outside of my senses, and if I strive to become someone who bestows in order to provide the Creator (or His essence) this joy?

Answer: The main thing is to fulfill the advice of the Kabbalists, and the right sensations and understanding will gradually come when over time, new perceptions will be created in you.
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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.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/19/19

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 233

laitman_592.02Question: When I feel suffering or unpleasant sensations in my physical condition, should I perceive this as a manifestation of insufficient connection with the ten and as a beacon for investing greater effort in strengthening the connection with it?

When I feel some kind of pleasure and even just a good mood in my physical state, should I also relate this to the fact that the Creator is giving me pleasure for a proper integration in a ten?

What is the best way to do this? Should one thank the Creator or simply surrender to the state with the thought of giving Him pleasure if I succeed in connecting my state with Him, as the giver?

Answer: Feelings do not determine anything, because they are egoistic. Therefore, we can only be guided in our actions according to the advice of Kabbalists.

Question: I read on your website that “there is no such thing as a situation in which the Creator is pleased or not pleased. There is nobody above who is not satisfied or indeed satisfied. We are talking about a law of nature, there is no pleasure or satisfaction about it.

“When I say that we need to give the Creator pleasure, what I mean is bestowal to others. ‘Above’ means to the rest of the souls, to the rest of humanity. There is no Creator and there is no upper force; rather there is humanity.”

I have a question about this: If the Creator is everything that has been created combined together, and when all of us are together this is Him, how can it be that the Creator can suffer more than we do? How can one understand this correctly?

Answer: Read all of our material, and the understanding will come gradually.
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/12/18

laitman_962.6Question: What kind of emotional communication should exist between people so they will attain the goal of creation?

Answer: There must be absolute adhesion between them. Each takes his place in the system and is maximally devoted to others. “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) is a law of nature.

Question: Are there techniques of introspection in Kabbalah?

Answer: There is only one method in Kabbalah: to the measure of the Masach (screen), I perceive the Creator. According to my characteristics, I can describe Him. “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). What I feel is always the Creator. Even all of our limited nature is nevertheless some kind of revelation of the Creator.

Question: What is my work?

Answer: Your work is to hear the example I set regarding the tens sitting in front of me and to participate in a ten wherever you are. You can even create a virtual ten and work in it.

Question: What did you mean when you wrote that the Creator is partially revealed in states of severe suffering?

Answer: The Creator is revealed in states of severe suffering during a particular stage of person’s development. As a rule, these are one’s first steps in Kabbalah when one begins to feel suffering. One felt the suffering before, but now one connects them with one’s impulses to comprehend their cause.

Question: Do you talk about the perception of reality from your experience and attainment, or do you say what was said to you?

Answer: I speak about the perception of reality according to what I have read and then went through in my own experience.

Question: A normal person feels life in the framework of time, motion, and space. How does a Kabbalist feel life?

Answer: A Kabbalist feels life through time, motion, and space spiritually, not physically.

Question: How can the correction of my soul on a spiritual level influence the physical world?

Answer: It can do this completely. By correcting your soul, you can stop wars and bring humanity closer to the solution to all of its problems.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 8/12/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 8/5/18

Laitman_507.05Question: Is exiting yourself some kind of fleeting state or a level a Kabbalist feels himself in all the time?

Answer: Exiting yourself can sometimes be transitory, sometimes repeated in different ways. It then becomes permanent and progressive.

Question: Is everything that comes directly from the higher power felt as pleasure?

Answer: Yes, because the upper force is the property of bestowal and love of the Creator. If it is acquired and felt by us in the same way according to the law of equivalence of form, then to the degree that we enjoy, we feel the Creator and our adhesion with Him.

Question: How must I relate to questions and answers?

Answer: Answers should be studied together with the questions. If you didn’t get an answer, ask again. Prepare a page of questions and answer them, organize the questions and answers.  Make notebooks or complete books from them. This is very important! I believe this could accelerate your progress.

Question: Is my true “self” a black point in the heart that is connected with its source, with the Creator,  and my egoism is exists separately from me?

Answer: The egoism is not yours. It is given from above so we will transcend it and can begin feeling the new world. Our “I” is a fixed point. Around it you build your new attainment.

Question: How is a Kabbalist different from the Creator?

Answer: A Kabbalist differs from the Creator in that he builds the property of bestowal and love above egoism. This characteristic exists initially in the Creator. With us it is acquired and with Him it is natural.

Question: Is death a punishment or a reward?

Answer: There is no such thing as death. There is a transition from an egoistic desire to an altruistic desire through the study of Kabbalah. If a person doesn’t study Kabbalah, then his egoistic desire gradually fades until it becomes zero, this is what is called a person’s death.

Question: You constantly say that it is necessary to study, and you invite people to participate in lessons, is it possible to exchange study for some kind of work?

Answer: You can’t replace study with anything, because the upper light descends on us during the lessons.

Question: If all that is presented to me is an illusion, then aren’t all ascents and descents part of the same depiction and therefore an illusion?  Should we try to get out of this maze?

Answer: Don’t try to be clever! Ascents and descents are spiritual states. They are what remain after your existence in this world. This is what you have. Both ascents and descents occur in spiritual stages.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/5/18

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Influencing Events

Laitman_177.06Question from Facebook: The awareness that we are controlled and not free in the choice of events upsets me. We absolutely cannot influence the programmed timeline we exist and function in. So why do we need a lot of knowledge if we cannot use it?

Answer: Indeed, a lot of knowledge overwhelms a person and leads him to sadness and many sorrows.

However, you will be pleased to know that correct, good knowledge reduces all our sorrows and, on the contrary, leads to making things easier by understanding how everything is arranged, understanding  the transparent vision of the entire world and of this whole system, and how it interacts in great harmony. This wondrous harmony of the entire system of the universe is called “the Creator.”

We need to reveal this system, this harmony, so that it will play within us, and then everything will be simple, felt, clear, and for our own good.

Question: Are we really controlled and not free to choose events?

Answer: No. At the same time, you will discover how you can participate in the movement of the general creation, of all the souls, at all times and at all levels toward the one common goal: the great unity, connection, and similarity with the Creator.

This goal is very beautiful. Maybe it is distant, but you will see it and you will be able to participate in it, near it, and enter it. So, you are invited!
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 7/15/18

281.01Question: How is it possible to feel something outside of yourself if we fix only the reactions of the Kli to what enters it?

Answer: You are absolutely right. We just say “outside of myself.” Everything that is outside of our egoism is called outside of myself.

Question: If I am the desire to enjoy, is the Creator the source of wealth, wisdom, and power that constitutes my pleasure?

Answer: Everything we perceive as most pleasant for us is in the Creator and proceeds from Him. Therefore, the Creator is perceived by us as the source of pleasure.

Question: When a person says that he has no pleasure, is he like the Creator then?

Answer: No. In principle, the world was created for pleasure, but only for the correct pleasures in which you are like the Creator. When you convey pleasure to others through yourself, all of the pleasure remains in you, even though you are thinking about how to fulfill others.

Question: Is it possible to say that the secret of the wisdom of Kabbalah is summed up by saying that my soul is found in others?

Answer: Certainly. The soul is one for all. None of us has a soul. It is only the integration of each one with the others that gives birth to a feeling of the common soul.

Question: How is it possible to understand pleasures and gifts correctly? How can one thank the Creator for them correctly?

Answer: You need to understand that in this way you have the opportunity to give to a friend. It is also up to him to understand what you are doing with it. It is in such a way that each one can practice copying the Creator and in fact become this copy.

Question: How does the mechanism of reasoning and avoiding mistakes in the next situation work in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: It is only if you can “go outside of yourself” that you will not make mistakes.

Question: Is it possible to say that a Tzimtzum (Restriction) happens when I don’t want to feel anything except a connection with the Creator and am ready to replace everything in exchange for this connection?

Answer: Yes, exactly so!

Question: In what way is a Kabbalist different from good simple people who are concerned about others?

Answer: A Kabbalist differs in that he wishes spiritual elevation and an exit to the upper world for people. This is what is considered as “good.” Therefore, understandably, this concept doesn’t match what is defined as good by people in this world.

Question: How must one understand the word “spirituality”?

Answer: Spirituality is bestowal and love. Don’t confuse it with anything in our world; our world lacks spirituality, there is not any bestowal or love in it. There is self-love, but this is not considered to be love because this is the natural state of our beastly body.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/15/18

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 232

laitman_281.02Question: What is the qualitative component of a request?

Answer: It is the feeling of aversion of egoism as the enemy.

Question: What is this phenomenon that a person in our times suddenly begins to speak Hebrew fluently without knowing the meaning of the words and even with rhymes? Where in the Torah is it possible to find similar cases? Does this surprise you?

Answer: No, I have encountered this phenomenon. It is the manifestation of the upper Light in him. Incidentally, I haven’t been able to master Hebrew for 50 years now.

Question: Is it possible to relate the degree of fear to not harm connection with a friend to the greatness of the fear of the Creator?

Answer: It is the same thing!
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laitman_962.7Question: Is it possible to say that the Creator wants a person to study Kabbalah to make Him feel joy? In other words, will I fulfill the desires of the Creator if I engage in and study Kabbalah specifically to please Him; will He experience joy (even though I won’t know about it)?

Answer: Yes. It is specifically when there is no impurity of egoism in mutual connection with Him and on His level!

Question: Can transcendental meditation be considered bestowal to the Creator?

Answer: No.

Question: What does it mean that the Messiah sits at the gates of Rome?

Answer: At the end of the work with egoism, the Messiah, the power of complete liberation meets you. Messiah (Mashiach) comes from the word “Moshech” – pulling, pulling you from egoism.
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