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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/17/18

laitman_282.02Question: Why does the good higher force need a system of negative forces in order to govern?

Answer: It is in order to give a person the freedom of choice.

Question: Is it possible to say that every act of plunder, theft, violence, and murder have their origin in the system of negative forces?

Answer: The fact is that as long as we are in egoism, the system of positive forces will seem negative to us. Therefore, it is problematic to talk about the meaning of good and evil in our corrupt state.

Question: When I hear that someone creates my living conditions, it seems to me like there is some kind of screenwriter who has a personal relationship with me and is leading me toward him. Is this the right way to perceive the higher system?

Answer: Right. But the “screenwriter” sometimes attracts you with His left hand, sometimes with His right hand, and sometimes trips you up. He is leading you in such a way that you will understand the way and will begin to participate in it on your own.

Question: In which world does the division of the system into good and evil begin?

Answer: It begins from the world of Atzilut. The world of Atzilut is a world of goodness. The evil is found in the worlds of Beria, Yetzira and Assiya. But even in them, there is a good part and a bad part.

Question: In my mind there is no question or objection to Kabbalah. This is the absolute truth. But what astounds me is the lack of feeling. I have never been so far from feeling the Creator as I am now. What is the matter?

Answer: Very good. This is the discovery of the truth. You really are very far from the Creator. The fact that you feel this is already an approximation, some kind of truth, movement forward.

Question: Did the Creator create two forces: a desire to receive and a desire to bestow so that we will ultimately come to complete awareness that they do not exist, but that there is one truth: “There is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35)?

Answer: To attain this higher truth, we must gather all the negative and positive sensations, thoughts, and actions, and begin to combine and match them in order to create a system that will show us the highest thought of creation. There is nothing more, just a point in Keter, the beginning of creation.

Question: Does a Kabbalist get more information because of the greater sensitivity of his soul?

Answer: A soul is the property of bestowal that a person acquires. If a person does not have the property of bestowal, then he does not have a soul. It is only through the property of bestowal that a person can understand what level he is at.

Question: Where do all the negative properties come from if they are absent in our root, since everything that exists was created by the Creator? Or are these negative properties simply the opposite side of the root, and our task is to connect everything within us?

Answer: The fact is that when there is one thing, then its opposite property must absolutely clearly manifest against it. One cannot exist without the other, only the Creator can. If a system of positive forces exists, it means that a system of negative forces also exists.

Question: Was the evil inclination that was created by the Creator immediately equal to him in magnitude, or has it evolved for thousands of years and become as it is?

Answer: Good and evil were created one against the other by a single higher power, which is, in fact, free of both good and evil.

Good and evil are always in balance, not in our world, but in the spiritual levels.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/17/18

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 230

laitman_629.3Question: Dear Dr. Laitman,

With great interest I discovered information about your activities on YouTube. When I began to watch the online conversations, I immersed in them completely. I have a feeling that the states that you are talking about are very close to what I feel about the world.

One thing confuses me (and I am asking you to explain this as honestly as possible, preferably in a personal message in order to exclude the involvement of public factors).

So: If I am not a Jew (absolutely not), how can I relate to the teachings that you are spreading? Is the wisdom of Kabbalah information that is intended solely and only for the Jews? I have seen a variety of your videos on this subject.

Most of them are of a universal nature (after all, we are all the result of a spark that comes from Adam), but some of them are predominantly Semitic-oriented in nature, and the rest are not at all.

Answer: Jews are not a nation, but a worldview. Read about the selection of this group from the masses of ancient Babylon—we have a lot of material about this.
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laitman_571.06Question: I feel psychologically inferior; it is difficult for me to communicate with people. I intend to study the wisdom of Kabbalah by myself. Will I be able to enter the upper world if the Light suddenly pours onto me, or will it only be worse for me?

Answer: Study, and then the Light will lead you.

Question: If I cannot use the Creator for my own benefit, if I don’t have any benefit from Him, why do I need Him?

Answer: The benefit from the Light is the opportunity to use it for the benefit of all, and through them for the benefit of the Creator— and in this you will see your benefit and realization.
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What Is The Future Of Cities?

laitman_426Question: What future awaits cities?

Answer: In the future, thanks to the development of communication technologies, humanity will not concentrate in big cities but will spread out.

Many people will be able to work from home and all their consumables will be delivered. The home will be a bedroom, a study room, and in general, a place where a person spends most of his life. The concepts of the “city center” and “downtown” will disappear from the world, and our cities will assume a broad and balanced form.

Besides, I very much hope that as soon as humanity realizes that its universal relations with each other should be altruistic, cities will also be reformed according to this new way: everything will be for the benefit of a person so that a person will care for society and society will care for everyone. This will lead to very big changes in city structures.
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/10/18

Laitman_630.2Question: Is the soul an instrument for sensation or is it something that feels?

Answer: The soul is the ten Sefirot within which you feel another creation.

Question: Why is the characteristic of love a characteristic that is opposite to egoism?

Answer: Love is the characteristic of bestowal in a person when he takes all of the desires of another person, puts them in the place of his own desires, and wants to fulfill them. This is a very unique feeling and unique activity that has no parallel in our world.

Question: What is the action of restricting a desire? When I want something sweet but do not eat it, am I restricting my desire?

Answer: No. The fact is that you are replacing your desire for sweets with another more egoistic pleasure, for example, maintaining your weight.

Question: Does the concept of aging or maturing of the soul exist?

Answer: The soul does not age or die, rather it develops. Therefore, the terms “aging of the soul” and “maturation of the soul” are not acceptable in that regard.

Question: What is the role of developing awareness in addition to feeling my desires? Is this the embryo of my soul?

Answer: The purpose of awareness is to help me direct myself correctly to the shortest and most optimal way toward complete fulfillment with the highest attribute of bestowal and love.

Question: Is it possible to say that conscience is the embryo of the soul?

Answer: Conscience is a relative concept. Each one has his own conscience. Therefore, the benefit from such qualities as kindness, conscience, love, honesty, and the like, depends on the goal toward which they are directed. Only the goal is important.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/10/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/3/18

laitman_281.02Question: On the way to spiritual development, can what seemed bad to me yesterday seem good to me today and vice versa? If so, then what should I believe, what can I rely upon?

Answer: That is right. It is definitely possible that what seemed bad to me yesterday will turn out to be good today. And it may also be the opposite. It is possible to determine what is bad and good only in relation to your group, not in any other way.

Question: In order to enter into contact with the Creator, must I feel a blow?

Answer: Try not to identify with your egoism; that is how you will not feel blows.

Question: Is the left line spiritual egoism or egoism of our world?

Answer: The left line includes everything. The difference between spiritual and physical egoism is that spiritual egoism is explicitly directed against the Creator, while physical egoism is not explicit. But in principle, it is the same power of reception.

Question: What are the principles of spiritual forces being clothed in physical carriers?

Answer: In dealing with the wisdom of Kabbalah, we do not see physical carriers, we see spiritual forces. Instead of a person, we see the force he personifies and how he performs everything. The external appearance of a person has no importance for me, not even his actions: is he flying somewhere, traveling, doing something…what is important to me is only how this spiritual force works.

Question: Is seeing what the Creator has created the first attainment?

Answer: It is not necessary to see anything. We begin to feel the property of bestowal, the wisdom of faith above us, as a determining characteristic, and this is what manages us. Nothing else is necessary.

Question: Does a Kabbalist see the connection between the desire and the force? Is every force a desire? Is every desire this force?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to say that the desire and the force are the same thing.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/3/18

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How To Get Inexhaustible Energy?

Laitman_703.04Question: What is the energy balance of renewable energy sources? Do they supply more energy than is required for their production?

Answer: We use all types of energy received from nature in the amount of one or two, with the maximum five percent of their possible productivity. This is because we use nature egoistically.

But if we treated nature altruistically, if we could work with nature according to the same principle that it relates to us, in a balanced way, then we could receive 100% of the desired from nature in exchange for relating to nature 100% on the same level.

Nature treats us altruistically, and if we also related to the whole world, to all of humanity, in a reciprocal way, with love, according to the principle “love your neighbor as yourself,” then we could extract from nature much more energy, we would reach balance with nature, and would not feel lack in anything.

We would harmoniously and integrally join nature, and would receive a positive reaction from it instead of a negative one. Today, nature shares with us as if reluctantly, as if it is obliged to release a small part of its energy resources to us.

Yet, once we reach equilibrium with nature, we will be able to receive inexhaustible energy implanted in each atom. Thus, in essence only in this lies the correction of the existing methodology and solution for the future.
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What Causes Environmental Disasters?

laitman_765.1Question: What would happen if all the Chinese would like to own a car?

Answer: Nothing will change in the world and in the ecology; even let everyone own a car, and more than one. Let there be 7 or 14 billion private cars in the world. Cars are not what causes ecological disasters. Our corrupt relations are what cause ecological disasters.

We need to understand what is visible in nature and in its research; environmental disasters are caused not by technology, the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels, but by the human level. Only we, at the level of our relations, cause distress at all other levels of nature.

All these disasters in the fields of ecology and health, depression and drug addiction, divorces and all other problems arise from nature only to push us to understand the cause, which is at a higher level. Always in nature, a problem from a higher level descends to lower levels and activates the system from there.

I hope that in the search for salvation from these evils, which we see as evils at our egoistic level, we will have to give up our egoism, we will have to understand that we can only be in balance with nature on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels due to our human level, if we treat each other with love and understanding.

Then, we will bring unity to nature as a whole and reach a balance with the general nature.
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Answers To Your Questions, Part 226

laitman_559Question: From the things you have said in the past, it seems that we create our own suffering. Does the upper force send us suffering or do we create suffering for ourselves?

Answer: Nature is revealing the growing egoism within us, and since we are not correcting ourselves, we seem to feel this as suffering that comes to us from the Creator.
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The Right To Choose Where To Live

Laitman_419Question: Should we have the right to choose where we live?

Answer: A person’s main goal in life is to realize himself in such a way as to do the maximum for society with maximum efficiency.

Therefore, if after studying and examining himself a person feels that he can realize himself in a certain place for the benefit of humanity, then he certainly needs freedom of choice and the opportunity to leave his place and go where he can bring the most benefit to all humanity.

However, he should do so only after he truly saw and verified that humanity needs him in this particular place. This should not simply be his desire, not that it “seems” so to him. No, he knows the general law and, as Baal HaSulam writes, then he may receive special permission from people who understand where he is able to realize himself best. Then, of course he must go and act there.

Also, if a person has nothing to do and in a simple egoistic, material form drags himself from place to place for the sake of greater egoistic fulfillment in another place where he can use what others have prepared for him—this certainly does not make him useful to society. I do not think that this is justified.

That is why emigration today, for example from Asia to Europe, does not benefit either Europe or Asia.
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