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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 4/8/18

laitman_547.03Question: Can you say something about your first spiritual experience?

Answer: It cannot be described so I do not even try. I can only say that, as a rule, it comes suddenly.

Question: If everything is found within me, why do we constantly get a different picture of the world?

Answer: Reshimot (reminiscences), the data of spiritual knowledge, constantly change in us. Therefore, we perceive everything differently.

Question: Can the Creator make a mistake?

Answer: He does not perform any action that would possibly be a mistake.

Question: What is the spiritual root of arrogance?

Answer: Egoism! It is a desire to elevate yourself by any means or to humiliate others.

Question: What is a qualitative soul?

Answer: A qualitative soul is a soul that is maximally approaching the Creator. A quality is a characteristic of bestowal and love. There is nothing else.

Question: Can a Kabbalist take revenge on those who break his heart?

Answer: First, I don’t think that a Kabbalist can think that someone is breaking his heart. A priori, this is impossible, especially revenge. This is an action of the Creator; only He manages everything.

Question: Can a person have a desire to take revenge on the Creator?

Answer: It can happen, and then some! It happens to everyone from time to time.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/8/18

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laitman_627.1Question: Which actions are used as a preparation for attaining the goal according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: I would say that there is nothing except for unity.

Question: Learning the wisdom of Kabbalah accelerates our correction. Does this mean that all the suffering that is destined for my nascent soul will happen in this lifetime?

Answer: I don’t know. Everything depends on your efforts, but you can complete all of your corrections in the current incarnation.

Question: Is there some kind of stimulant we can use, like the drugs used in sports? For instance, is there something you can “eat” and immediately accelerate into the upper world?

Answer: You have to get this stimulant from your friends.

Question: Is it possible to see the entire world in one person?

Answer: There is no problem. After all, the entire world is a common general Kli.

Question: Is it true that people whose fate is difficult and complicated are closer to correction than those who live without worries?

Answer: Yes and no. I personally don’t have a difficult and complicated fate. My entire life had been arranged materially, nothing bothered or  annoyed me. But I had a different emptiness, a lack of spirituality, not something material.

Question: How is it possible to hear the quiet voice of the Creator that constantly speaks to you and not confuse it with the voice of the ego?

Answer: The Creator whispers to you about love, not in relation to yourself, but in relation to others, how to work on unity with others, how to push them toward unity in a pleasant way.

Question: What are the desires of a friend in the group that I fulfill?

Answer: These are mainly his yearning to attain the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18

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Laitman_002Question: What is spiritual intelligence?

Answer: It is a mind directed only toward benefiting others.

Question: What is in the power of a person when he is ascending from below upward?

Answer: Absolutely everything! Also, everything that is necessary for him is received from above.

Question: How do you know what you have passed: a step, or a whole circuit?

Answer: A level is an ascent to the next qualitative level of bestowal and love, whereas in a whole circle there is a movement of ten Sefirot that renews their desire and begins a new birth.

Question: In this world if you do not control, you are controlled. Are there only two possibilities: to control or to be controlled?

Answer: In this world it is possible to control the entire world!

Question: If we develop the soul by exiting into the spiritual world, is it possible to attract the Light of the Creator to another person who cannot do this on his own?

Answer: If you can include his desire within yourself, then you will attract the upper Light to him. But keep in mind that by doing this, you ruin his independent development. You should not do a child’s homework for him—he will not become wiser as a result.

Question: The next level of consciousness, attainment of a nature that is completely different from our nature is a holographic intelligence, complex thinking. Does this mean that the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches logic?

Answer: No. Neither complex thinking nor holographic intelligence have anything to do with the wisdom of Kabbalah. These are physical parameters; I would say they are tricks of our world, nothing more.

Question: What is a sign of optimal balance between the spiritual and corporeal?

Answer: An optimal balance is created when a person makes an effort to sustain himself in this life in normal conditions, and devotes the rest of his time and energy to dissemination and the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18

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laitman_439Question from Facebook: What is perfection?

Answer: Perfection is absolute harmony between the created beings and the Creator when they mutually complement each other in such a way that no imperfection is left between them.

Perfection is the Creator. However, it is not Him by Himself; rather, it is how we define Him in our sensations.

Question: What is a perfect person?

Answer: A perfect person is one who is completely similar to the Creator. The Creator is the absolute perfection of nature.

The general state of the entire universe that is in absolute connection in all its manifestations—that’s perfection. The source of this perfection that we attain is called the Creator.

Question: Does it mean that there is no perfection in our world?

Answer: Of course not! In our world, everything is opposite to perfection because one acts at the expense of the other. Our world is the lowest, the worst of the worlds. Only ascent above it is possible. There is nothing worse than this world.
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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 4/1/18

laitman_250Question: What element conveys spiritual information to a Kabbalist, like a quantum in physics?

Answer: A spiritual information unit is called a Reshimo (reminiscence) or information indicator. It tells us about the level of egoism with which we are working: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.

Question: Why can a Kabbalist see the spiritual future and potential of the student’s soul, but doesn’t know the earthly speed with which the student will realize it?

Answer: A teacher sees the potential of the student, the size of his soul, but he doesn’t know how he will realize it because this is where the student has freedom of choice.

Question: Do the connections between actions through cause and effect explain the consequences of events in the life of a person?

Answer: No. I can do very good deeds and yet suffer. This is in no way connected to that.

Question: How is it possible to learn to observe oneself?

Answer: Observe your friends and feel your reaction regarding them. This is called “observing oneself.”

Question: It is said, “He who holds back his rod hates his son” (Proverbs 13:24). How do you punish your students? In what way is this expressed?

Answer: I don’t punish them; they punish me. In a case like this, a person punishes himself. I try to give all that I can, and accordingly they take what they are capable of taking.

Question: How can a student know that he is advancing correctly? Is there some kind of indicator?

Answer: It is only in relation to the assessment of the teacher and the friends, how much more he understands what they need.

Question: What is good and bad in spiritual relationships? Or are there no concepts like these?

Answer: When you work for others, this is good. When you work for yourself because of compulsion, this is bad.

Question: Can the wisdom of Kabbalah harm creativity?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is creativity itself. If a person is captivated by it, then corporeal pursuits can certainly be harmed as a result of this.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/1/18

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laitman_560Question: The intention of a mother for her children is always positive. Why is this attitude considered to be “for my own sake” and harmful to others?

Answer: We do not consider the intention of a mother to be either this or that; rather, it is simply a beastly intention. A mother does not work on herself to acquire this intention; it is given to her by nature.

Question: Can we improve our actions through intentions?

Answer: Certainly. Even when a person is brought before a court because of a misdemeanor, we clarify what his intentions were to both the prosecution and the defense. This can change the meaning of the action to a completely opposite action.

Question: What is a “reward” in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: It is advancement toward the Creator, that is, a more and more corrected intention.

Question: Why should I be equal to the Creator? And what will happen after I become equal to Him?

Answer: “After” does not exist because entering the spiritual world immediately elevates a person above the framework of time. In the spiritual world there is no time, just as there is no regular physical movement. So, we cannot talk about the continuation of our questions, all of which are asked in the framework of time, movement, and space. In spirituality, limitations like these do not exist.

Question: What is more correct: to have an intention to unite or to carry out concrete actions for unification?

Answer: Concrete actions for unification are much more useful for our advancement. And after that, we will see how these actions transform from physical actions to more spiritual actions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/25/18

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laitman_622.01Question: What is hatred, from the point of view of Kabbalah?

Answer: Hatred is felt when I try to connect with another person, begin to perceive his negative characteristics as mine, and hate them within myself.

Question: Why is the ability to feel others called an understandable and logical feeling? What is the connection to the mind? Or does it require higher intelligence to begin to feel the souls of others like my own?

Answer: In our world, there is no problem with feeling others like yourself. But to feel others correctly, without feeling resentment because of your ego, you must exit your ego, rise above it. This is already a complete system of new perception.

Question: What is pleasure: an action or a phenomenon? What is the essence of pleasure?

Answer: The essence of pleasure is the fulfillment of desires through the upper Light, with the help of unique activities that a person performs. The feeling of fulfillment of the desire by the upper Light is called pleasure.

Question: Shamans change themselves to move their consciousness between worlds, to achieve eternity and a full connection with their ancestors. How best can one explain the wisdom of Kabbalah to a shaman?

Answer: I cannot imagine how. I once met shamans, but we did not understand each other.

Question: What is the plan for building the world and my life? Where can one learn about it?

Answer: The entire wisdom of Kabbalah is dealing with this. It speaks about how the world is organized and how you can change it through your actions. It is possible to become familiar with the wisdom of Kabbalah through our lessons.

Question: What is spiritual intelligence? In what way does it differ from spiritual matter?

Answer: Spiritual matter is a desire for pleasure. And spiritual intelligence is the movement of this material from one state to another. The intellect is not felt if it does not move, it reveals itself only through movement.

Question: Is the level of spiritual development of every person predetermined?

Answer: The level of spiritual development is predetermined, but we don’t know what it is. I will say only one thing: If you do everything absolutely correctly, with the maximum opportunities for advancement that are given to you, you will do everything that you need to do.

Question: It seems to me that I now have an increased ability to contemplate everything. I happily accept ascents and descents, I analyze and work with them. I feel that everything is coming from the Creator. Am I doing things correctly?

Answer: Yes. Be in this all the time.

Question: In the wisdom of Kabbalah we learn and achieve through intellect and emotion simultaneously. What is higher: memory or intuition?

Answer: It is neither memory nor intuition, but feelings. Intuition is also a type of memory, of brain activity. And we talk about feelings—that which happens in the desire.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/11/18

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laitman_565.02Question: In the Talmud (from the third century CE) it is said that, “All who condemn disqualify themselves with their own flaw” (Kiddushin 70a). It follows that all of the shortcomings that I see in the world are within me. What am I supposed to do with that?

Answer: Begin to correct yourself in the manner advised by the wisdom of Kabbalah. When you reach a state of completion and perfection, you will discover that the world is absolutely like that.

Question: Can knowledge about spirituality cause damage?

Answer: Kabbalistic knowledge cannot be harmful because the person receives it according to the thickness of the screen that he builds within himself, and the screen is anti-egoistic. You will be unable to do anything to harm others.

Question: How does the Creator, who only bestows, receive our pleasure?

Answer: He receives pleasure not from us fulfilling His need, like in our world when we fulfill someone we receive pleasure from it, but from the fact that we are contented by bringing Him contentment.

Question: If everyone around me is a reflection of what is within me, then what is to be found within us? Who really exists: is it you or I?

Answer: All of you exist within me, just as everyone else exists within each one of you. But what do I want? I want to be in a closer connection with the Creator by way of the communication between us.

Question: If the Creator is revealed to a person in a good state, is this false?

Answer: No. Most important is to not distance yourself from contact with the Creator, not to lose the connection with Him, no matter what situation you are in.

Question: What is the transition period or spiritual distance from Adam to the completion of correction?

Answer: This is the process of the development of matter that is in contact with ego. It is necessary to go through a period of the recognition of evil and its correction until there is a complete resemblance to the Creator and adhesion with Him. This cycle is called the “6,000 years of the existence of the world.”

Question: If a person has achieved a personal spiritual correction, will he continue to work in his profession?

Answer: Only if he will bring benefit to people in this way. In principle, he can no longer work in a place where people are harmed.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/4/18

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laitman_284.03Question: Are there imperfect souls?

Answer: Unfinished souls are not yet corrected.

Question: Do Reshimot (reminiscences) of our future souls leave an impression on us?

Answer: Nothing disappears. What remains are all the states of the souls and all kinds of possible combinations between them. There are even particular formulas of mutual connection.

Question: Can the Creator know what kind of choice I will make?

Answer: The Creator makes the choice, which you will then make.

Question: Why is there a fear of losing the upper Light?

Answer: This is egoism. You should not be involved with these things. Think only about connection with others. You will acquire the upper Light through them.

Question: Does my perception of someone’s soul introduce changes in that soul?

Answer: No. Do not build anything on this. Do not depend on the souls of others. Everything is found only within you. A person should imagine himself as a unique, free character in the world.

Question: What is adhesion and how is it felt?

Answer: Adhesion is felt as existence with one desire, as it is said, “I make my desire like His desire” (Pirkei Avot2: 4). This is what all the poets sing. Unfortunately, they only sing.

Question: How much time during the day should be spent in study and involvement with the wisdom of Kabbalah? How does one do this qualitatively? In what should one invest his effort?

Answer: Invest in it during all your free time. Free time is the time you can allocate to the Creator and nobody else is managing you. Your account begins from this.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/4/18

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Reincarnation In Spiritual Space

laitman_622.01Question: Is there reincarnation from Kabbalah’s point of view? And if so, what for?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, there is reincarnation, which is called Gilgulim, that is, circuits. These circuits, however, are not our lives, not the return to our world, that is, death and rebirth. They are the circuits in the spiritual space if we achieve it.

Our world has absolutely no circuits. The person who lives in his ordinary life just dies, that is, his animal life ends here. From this point of view, there is nothing in a person. There is a potential embryo of the soul that he did not realize, but it has nothing to do with the material body.

Question: But didn’t you say that reincarnation is a cycle of souls?

Answer: For this, you must attain the soul, and then you will participate in its circuits. But this does not depend on the life of the material body.

Question: Does that mean it can happen instantly, and then again after a few moments?

Answer: Not even instantly; it happens on a different time axis.

Question: What is reincarnation then? Is it an appearance of another desire?

Answer: Yes. Desires are constantly changing. My teacher wrote a few excellent articles on this subject. You can read them. The intention of the desire changes. The higher the intention, the more it is for bestowal, the higher the person. Changing one’s intention from small to large leads to such circuits.
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