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New Life #1047 – The Method Of Research In The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

New Life #1047 – The Method Of Research In The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

In order to learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, one must build a sensor and decoder out of himself and conduct experiments by changing himself. In order to calibrate himself to be able to absorb the upper force, a Kabbalist must connect with a group of like-minded students and cancel the existing barriers between them. In the common space they build between them, while simultaneously restricting the private ego, they become able to feel the upper force or root of all reality. The Kabbalistic laboratory is this group in which a relationship of bestowal and love of others is built that resembles the upper force. The Kabbalist learns how to recognize himself, the upper force, as well as what is in between them. The Creator and the creation become integrated and a pipeline of abundance is developed. The wisdom of Kabbalah can bring humanity the best of everything, including the ability to move from world to world.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1047 – The Method Of Research In The Wisdom Of Kabbalah,” 8/14/18

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New Life #1046 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And Science

New Life #1046 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And Science
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the root of all sciences. It is the study of the whole world and provides us with tools to explore all of reality, independent of the viewer. Our inner structure determines what we see as reality. In normal research, a person investigates the world through the five senses and other instruments that expand the range of his egoistic perception. This type of scientific study is based on the desire to receive. The wisdom of Kabbalah, however, approaches study from a new vantage point, namely, the desire to bestow. We perceive the power of bestowal or “nature” according to the degree of our inner development of the desire to bestow. In other words, in order to explore the power of bestowal, a person has to build within himself a force of bestowal, similar to the one found in nature.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1046 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And Science,” 8/14/18

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The Discovery Of Adam And The Failure Of Modern Sciences

laitman_250Question: How did the Kabbalists discover that everything comes from the upper force?

Answer: The first person with heightened sensitivity appeared 5,778 years ago; he discovered that everything comes from the upper force, and explained it. His name was Adam.

He described what he discovered in the book The Secret Angel (Raziel HaMalach). It was a small booklet of 70-80 pages, but at that time, it was considered a respectable publication.

As all Kabbalistic works, initially this book was hidden from the public and was only revealed 3,500 years ago. Practically all forces of nature were described in it but in a very difficult, essentially encrypted form.

From that time and onward, the entire methodology became revealed and each person has the opportunity to delve into it, study, and learn it.

Question: Are scientists not talking about it yet?

Answer: Scientists are increasingly incapable of understanding the world we live in. Even though our world is constantly revealing itself more and more, it is nonetheless not the type of revelation that can be comprehended by the human instruments of study. Instead, it requires a much higher order of understanding.

A paradoxical picture appears: we only uncover small, fragmented pieces of the whole of creation and build our entire science on these fragments. However, in recent times, such phenomena are being revealed that we cannot explain.

Einstein, Hugh Everett, and other scientists offered some understanding, but nonetheless, the world in which we live is becoming evermore incomprehensible.

We have no answers to the majority of questions arising today because these questions demand a completely different approach, which we do not yet possess. We cannot exist above time, space, and infinite speed, and we cannot live in a matrix other than the one in which we exist.

That is why science, that is, the potential of our knowledge, is at a dead end, but not nature itself—it is revealed in the form of dark clouds, black holes, and so on. Yet who can explain all of this? The same also applies to the micro-world.

This speaks to the fact that our cognitive tools are very limited. Science gives us what it can, being the product of our capabilities, and nothing more.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/8/18

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In Unity And Connection

laitman_232.08Concepts that are opposite in our perception exist in the world of Infinity in simple unity and connection. (Baal HaSulam, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 1 “Histaklut Pnimit”)

Question: What does it mean that opposite things are unified? Can you give an example from nature?

Answer: Einstein gave examples of dimensions emerging above time and space. For example, a grandfather and his distant descendant meet hundreds of years later. They both exist simultaneously, but with respect to our attainment it is experienced as past, present, and future.

Question: Does this mean that dinosaurs might be wandering around us and we just don’t see them?

Answer: Dinosaurs are not wandering somewhere; they are wandering within you (in the same way as before, by the way). There is nothing outside of us. We project everything that we perceive so that it seems outside of us and call it “our world.” We feel it only within ourselves. We do not perceive what is outside of us. It is as if some electrodes are connected to us and we imagine that we are somewhere talking with each other and seeing others as if on a screen.

The question thus arises: does this all just seem to exist or does it really exist? We cannot say, because we do not feel anything outside ourselves. Therefore, a person cannot claim objectively that something exists—he always perceives subjectively.

Everything that we reveal and study is purely subjective, including Kabbalah. We never attain the absolute picture. It will be revealed only after the general correction, when all of us unite and our small private sensors (Reshimot) will be united into one common sensor, our small private desires into one common desire that will result in absolute perception, eternal white Light. Then we will be able to talk about what really exists. This state is called Gmar Tikkun—Final Correction.

This is all in relation to us; there are no problems regarding the Creator since His properties include everything. We will be able to achieve this same state when our desire becomes fully integrated, including all the opposites in itself. This is considered loving your neighbor as yourself.

In other words, when I accept everything that exists in another person—all his unpleasant properties, states, thoughts—as my own, as the most precious, with love, then I will include the desires of all the people in the world and will be able to be objective, as all the opposites inside me will be united.

Question: Is it possible to say that both love and hatred will exist in me at the same time?

Answer: Of course. One will not annihilate the other because they will only support each other, so that between them I can feel the acuity of attainment. This is how it works.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/8/18

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What Is The Difference Between Kabbalah And Corporeal Sciences?

3Question: What is the difference between Kabbalah and corporeal sciences?

Answer: Corporeal sciences reveal the interaction between different parts of nature at the lowest, material level.

Kabbalah, however, let us use the force from the next, spiritual degree so that we could rise to it and free ourselves from all connections with the corporeal forces, stop obeying them, and enter the attainment of the universe’s next level.

Question: On one hand, Kabbalah is a science, but on the other hand, it is constantly concealed?

Answer: It is not concealed! It simply slips through our fingers because we do not have spiritual sensations. When you reach those sensations, which Kabbalah uses, it will be in your hands.

Question: Will it ever receive the status of science?

Answer: No. Only among Kabbalists! Kabbalah is called a hidden wisdom because others do not have this tool.

For example, everyone can study and use physics without changing one’s nature. The Kabbalistic method, however, submits to those who agree to change themselves to its level.

Question: The uniqueness of Kabbalah that people have a special attitude toward it, there are a lot of opponents, so is it necessary that we constantly prove something?

Answer: Nothing can be done here because people do not understand what it is about. It will continue this way until most of the people will manage to master Kabbalah and declare that they are in the attainment and realization of it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18

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Revealing The Unknown

laitman_253Question: Scientists of our world are constantly in dispute and disagree with each other. Everyone promotes their own theory. How does it work among the Kabbalist scientists?

Answer: If a Kabbalist scientist clearly knows where he exists and speaks only from the level of his attainments without crossing into something he has not revealed, then he is a real scientist and his conclusions can be trusted.

If a Kabbalist is unable to clearly define where he exists and he can slightly “overstep” his boundary, then his attainments in that area are not really true. Then he has all sorts of guesses, theories, assumptions, and sometimes mistakes. Kabbalists themselves write about this.

In particular, Baal HaSulam wrote a book about a great Kabbalist of the 17th century who incorrectly described an entire phase of attainment of the upper nature. In Kabbalah, just as in any other science, this has a place.

Kabbalists, just as other scientists, can have various disputes and criticize one another. It can be expressed through their knowledge, assumptions, drawings, or many other things.

In other words, Kabbalah is like ordinary science where a person faces the fact of revealing something unknown.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/11/18

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What Does The Creator Have To Do With It?

Laitman_006Question from Facebook: Everything you teach is pure psychology of the relationships between people. What do the Creator, Light, and all other attributes have to do with it?

Answer: The fact is that the Creator is attained between people when a special relationship of bestowal and love appears between them. Not earthly bestowal, earthly love, but on a higher level, that is, above our egoism.

In order to rise to the next level, above our egoism, the wisdom of Kabbalah is needed, which, in principle, deals only with this. That is, it is psychology, but on the next, higher level.

In our earthly psychology, a person does not need to change himself in practice. Here he must receive the upper force, and Kabbalah explains to him how to do it. Receiving this force, he builds above himself another entirely different person who works in bestowal and love to others, outside himself. That is, on the material level, “I am inside myself,” and on the spiritual level, I act “outside myself.”

Materialistic psychology cannot deal with this; it does not have tools for this, no power of Light that can inversely change a person. Therefore, psychology is psychology, and Kabbalah is Kabbalah.

Question: Is it possible to say that materialistic psychology adapts us to the earthly reality, and Kabbalistic psychology, to the upper reality?

Answer: Of course, I adapt myself to a different system of relations built on complete disconnection from my egoism and above it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/10/18

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Reach The Cherished Goal

laitman_600.01Question: Can a student of Kabbalah fail to achieve his cherished goal?

Answer: Of course. Kabbalah is a science. Everyone wants to be Einstein, but some only become assistant professors. This is necessary.

A person should strive for the maximum, but it does not matter how it will turn out. However, if he works correctly, he will surely reach it.

In a closed system, when one returns to his roots, he feels that he is higher in relation to others. By passing the upper Light through them, he feels himself to be a special source of energy for everyone else.

Question: Einstein is an example of reaching a high level in a certain direction. But he had a rare talent, there is no second Einstein in the world. And you say that in Kabbalah, everyone can reach great heights?

Answer: Einstein had a gift to see the inner connections of the world. His genius was in that, through the combination of various opposite properties of nature, he was able to obtain new formulas, expressions, comprehension, and to describe them mathematically.

Therefore, mathematics is the basis of all sciences, although it is not a science by itself. It is a way of describing internal connections of nature. After all, nature is also not a science. Nature is a network of connections between us.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/4/18

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No Joy Without Grief

laitman_599_02In the News (Nautilus): “Unhappiness Is a Palate-Cleanser,” by Indira M Raman, “…We often behave as though we might find a route to contentment—comfort, satiety, warmth, or some other reward—and be happy all the time if we could just make the right choices. But pleasure is often fleeting, even from the most appealing experiences, giving rise to ennui and sparking the drive for something new and sensational. As a neuroscientist, I can’t help wondering whether the transience of our satisfaction may not in fact be inescapable and instead may reveal an inevitable aspect of the way the brain works, the understanding of which might provide a clue to how to contend with it. …

“Without one’s being able to make comparisons, the world goes gray. In other words, it’s not just that variety is the spice of life; it’s variance that lets us sense anything at all. …

“We perceive things not by their absolute value but by their contrast to what came before. …

“…I think it offers a key to happiness that is compatible with how the brain works. The ability to detect even familiar stimuli can usually be restored by a brief palate cleanser, which literally permits a recovery from desensitization sufficient to intensify a subsequent experience. … Because the brain grades on a curve, endlessly comparing the present with what came just before, the secret to happiness may be unhappiness. Not unmitigated unhappiness, of course, but the transient chill that lets us feel warmth, the sensation of hunger that makes satiety so welcome, the period of near-despair that catapults us into the astonishing experience of triumph. The route to contentment is through contrast.”
Indira M. Raman is a professor in the department of neurobiology at Northwestern University

My Comment: I agree with her. It is impossible to distinguish light without darkness, joy without grief and so on. Our feelings are built on two opposite perceptions, and everything depends on how we evaluate them, weigh them.

The most correct way is for us to begin realizing that bitter sensations were necessary to feel sweet. And then they too become part of the sweet. I wish you such a feeling.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/20/18

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Kabbalah—An Experimental Science

Laitman_001.02Question: Which part of the Creator’s qualities can we attain and which can we not?

Answer: Kabbalists write about the part we can attain.

We can only attain whatever concerns us. Everything that does not concern us, we do not know and cannot even imagine.

Kabbalah talks about what is perceived inside the desire to receive, created by the Creator. If the desire cannot define something, it is impossible to describe. Kabbalah is a purely experimental science.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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