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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/4/18

laitman_281.02Question: Is there a time interval between turning to the system and receiving an answer from it or does a Kabbalist receive an answer immediately?

Answer: You receive the answer immediately. The question is whether you understand the answer.

Question: Would you say that convincing yourself and understanding is the same thing?

Answer: Convincing yourself is not enough; understanding is a big problem. But these are all parts of your approach to the Creator, the higher system. The supreme management system is called the Creator.

Question: Is my correct request reflected in the world and then I see that the world is corrected?

Answer: To the same degree that you begin to be corrected, you will begin to see the world as corrected.

Question: What is the difference between turning to the center of the group with a request to the Creator and then the group bringing my request upward, and my turning directly to the Creator?

Answer: If your request and the request of each member of the group and all of them together are compatible, then the combined request directly influences your relationship with the Creator.

Question: How can one not forget to ask to resemble the Creator during good situations?

Answer: To do this, you must have a group that will remind you about it and you will remind them. Then, in good situations you will remember to turn to the Creator. However, in bad situations, there is no need for a reminder because then your ego will push you.

Question: Why are people who still do not have broad knowledge of the wisdom of Kabbalah and how to ask the Creator correctly able to turn with a request and get a result, while other people cannot understand why the Creator does not hear them?

Answer: That is completely incorrect. Let them ask, let them address as the wisdom of Kabbalah suggests, and then we shall talk.

Question: Is the imaginary control over others anything like controlling oneself? By controlling yourself, is it possible to help others?

Answer: That is basically correct.

Question: Should a desire to ask the Creator be awakened first or should one ask in any case even if one does not want to?

Answer: Even if you don’t want to, you should ask anyway. This will gradually awaken the right connection in you with the Creator. You can start in any situation, any way you wish, but a true and effective request that you will get an answer for must move through the group.

Question: Does the Creator hear us only if we pray about the problems of the members of our group?

Answer: You are asking to acquire the property of bestowal, love of others, being like the Creator; therefore, He will hear this.

Question: How can everyone be equal to the Creator if everyone is different even according to the root of the soul?

Answer: In an absolutely closed integral system, there is no small or great, there is no close or far, everyone is absolutely identical.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/4/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/11/18

laitman_963.6Question: You have said that we should change. Should I read a Kabbalah book in order to change, and having changed, should I read it again but on a different level, and so on, up to the last level?

Answer: Yes, that is right. You are correct.

Question: If we are talking about building spiritual relationships, what are the points of an effective request that I, the emotional element, can make to the source of all of my states, to the Creator?

Answer: Asking the Creator correctly is a big problem. The Creator listens to all of our petitions, but only answers a correct request. It is difficult to achieve.

Question: How does one relate to envy?

Answer: A person is always envious. If I attend a sewing course, aren’t I envious of those who already sew well?

Question: Suppose I just thought of something and it happens. Is this an altruistic desire that has been realized correctly?

Answer: I cannot answer your question because I am not experiencing your situation. We do not speak of personal states.

Question: When we begin to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, how can we be sure that we are doing everything correctly, in the best way?

Answer: Follow the right teacher. There is no other way.

Question: What does it mean to turn to the Creator through the group?

Answer: To do this, you must attend the lessons and participate in conventions. Turning through the group is our principal work, our main task. To understand how this is done takes a long time, a long period in life.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/11/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 9/16/18

laitman_281.02Question: What is the difference between the creation at the beginning and the completion of correction? Is it the degree of awareness or the degree of similarity?

Answer: Consciousness and similarity (attainment) are the same thing.

Question: If we become similar to the Creator and achieve adhesion with Him, can we also create something that never existed, actually something from nothing?

Answer: No. You can create something that did not exist from elements that already exist. This means that you can correct your uncorrected desires and create correct desires.

Question: Must I ask the Creator to reveal the evil in me in order to feel the right attitude toward goodness?

Answer: Not at all! A person never needs to ask for the revelation of evil in himself. He should only ask for goodness: for revealing the good in himself. When a little goodness is revealed in you, you will see how next to it, appears evil.

Question: What is the difference between Adam and the concept of the Shechina (Divinity)?

Answer: Adam is the desires created by the Creator. The Shechina is the light that fulfills these desires. The Shechina is called the desire filled with light. The Shechina is Malchut and the Shochen (dweller) is what fulfills the desires: the light, the Creator.

Question: How can we feel that the Creator, in response to our request, corrects someone from egoism? What are the signs of a corrected person?

Answer: When you truly become higher than your friend, you will see how much your requests for him are fulfilled by the Creator.

Question: How can it be that in order to change my personal spiritual level so it will be +1, I need to connect more closely with other souls to the +1 level? It is a vertical, not a horizontal movement.

Answer: Vertical and horizontal are the same thing. You yourself do not change. It is only due to your connection with others.

Question: Is it possible to take an example from the physical manners of a teacher?

Answer: No. There is no need to take an example from what you see in me, even with your eyes. This is not good. It is unnecessary to learn anything from me other than one thing: perseverance on the way. All the rest is yours.

Question: They say that every person in this world has his own task, his own correction. Do Kabbalists not take others’ tasks upon themselves by connecting with other people?

Answer: No, this is impossible. How can I take on the correction of others ? I have my own personal properties. I can only correct myself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/16/18

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A Place For Everyone In The Ten

Laitman_631.4Question: There are active and passive friends in our ten. Sometimes a desire arises to form a core from the active friends, but on another hand, it looks like there is a ten within a ten. Should we distribute our attention evenly and focus it on absolutely everyone in order not to fall apart?

Answer: In my opinion, the way ten is formed, let it remain so. There is no need to shuffle them. The ten is a spiritual unit. It should have everything: the core, the laggards, the achievers. Therefore, it is not necessary to change something in it by force. It should be taken into consideration that there is a place for everyone.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/6/19

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 9/2/18

laitman_962.7Question: If I feel that many forces are working within and outside of me, how does this fit with the statement that “There is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35)?

Answer: The Creator is an immense quantity of forces joined together into a single force field. But this is Him: one desire, one goal, and many forces that are connected together to bring everyone to a single state. Therefore, we are influenced by many forces, thoughts, and desires of various kinds.

Question: What difference does it make for the law of nature if I agree with its uniqueness or not?

Answer: The fact is that the thought of the Creator is to bring all creatures to a full connection with Him, to attain the same level of universal and integral existence as His.

Question: If representatives from Hollywood were to come to you and offer to make a movie about the Creator, what kind of picture would you show?

Answer: I would show a network of forces: how multifaceted and multidimensional they are. It is possible and necessary to talk about the Creator, gradually bringing awareness about Him to every person.

Question: In which circumstances can the Creator cut off the connection with me and take away the awareness that He manages everything?

Answer: Even if that happens, you must acknowledge that the Creator is doing this too. The main thing is to understand that it is from Him. Everything begins from that.

Question: Why do I get punished for my thoughts if they are not mine?

Answer: There are no punishments in the world! There is no reward either. There is simply learning, when a person is taught how to come to the revelation of the uniqueness of the Creator, because this is the only goal of our development.

Question: It is said that we were created according to the image and the likeness of the Creator. What do “image” and “likeness” mean?

Answer: This is not about a person in our world, but about the creation of Adam, that is, a system that fully resembles the Creator and exists according to His image and likeness.

Question: If the Creator manages me by sending me all kinds of thoughts, then does he bear responsibility for the consequences of the actions to which these thoughts that are sent by Him bring me?

Answer: Don’t worry about Him; He can bear responsibility for everything, even in regard to Himself.

Remark: Some people believe that the Creator you are talking about is not very reliable. And others say that if we pray to Him, He will help.

My Comment: But before He helps, He throws a mound of troubles and problems on them, and apparently, after that He helps. They have a good Creator, but He is somewhat inconsistent.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18

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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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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.
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?

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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.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 8/12/18

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