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What Are Good Deeds?

laitman_622.02Question: What are good deeds?

Answer: Good deeds are when you want to be connected with all the others in one common desire and can draw the upper light to fill your friends through yourself; that is, you are a transmitting link between the Creator and all the others. Filling others, that is a good deed.

Question: How can I know that my actions are good? What categorizes “good” in Kabbalah?

Answer: It is very simple. The first rule is, “Do not do unto others what is hateful to you.” Think about how you want to relate to the other. How would you like to be treated? So do that.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 6/16/19

The Layer In Which We Discover The Creator

laitman_243.05Question: If a person is an evil inclination and the whole concept of good is based on the moral, egoistic definitions of our world, then how does a person determine his or someone else’s evil?

Answer: Only through the relations to each other. Your character can be anything: impatient, unbearable, you name it. The thing is how you relate to others, whether you want to connect with them, at least to become a little closer, or make some movement toward them.

It does not depend on your qualities from birth. There are people who are happy to hug each other, laugh, dance, and have fun. Also, there are people who sit in the corners and do not want to communicate with anyone. This is unrelated to our earthly properties given to us from birth.

It is completely different when I want to start connecting with strangers regardless of who I am or who they are. Indeed, if I unite with them, in this way I create conditions between us for the revelation of the Creator.

Question: So you can say that this is a good deed?

Answer: This is just a persistent action for our unification when we rise above our egoism. Naturally, we need to suppress our egoism—not destroy it, but simply rise above it until we include two states: the lowest, that is, egoistic attitude to each other, and the highest—the relationship of love, reciprocity, and unification.

Between these two opposite states, as in a sandwich, a layer is formed in which we find the Creator, ourselves, and the upper world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19

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There Are No Sinners In Our World, Only Lazy People

laitman_624.03Question: The revelation of evil and defects in love, are they simultaneous or consecutive actions and states?

Answer: I do not see any defects at all. Please remember and try to understand: there are no defects, no breakings, no crashes, and no traffic accidents whatsoever.

What has existed originally is being revealed, nothing new appears. Therefore, there is no division and separation between us. Each time a greater degree of corruption of our Kli (vessel) is revealed. It was broken in the very beginning by one act, what is called the sin of Adam. Now, all this is revealed to us.

Therefore, we must greet every horrible incident as a blessing. Now, you are given work: please correct it and get one step closer to spirituality, and after that, one more step. After a few steps, you will begin to feel how the world opens to you more and more, and the force of the Creator is within it.

You should not look at the world as if you are breaking it. We are not doing anything bad at all. There are no sinners in our world, there are only lazy people. We are not breaking or corrupting the world in any way.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/19

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laitman_938.03Consequence of the Influence of the Upper Light

Question: I exist in some capacity and does the upper force constantly affect me? Can I call it upon myself?

Answer: Of course. But only to the extent that you are in the right environment. Through this environment you can invoke the upper force, and in no other way.

You can enter integration, mutual communication, with it only if you try to unite with the kind of people who have the same goal: to achieve some sort of equivalence with the light. Then, if you make small movements toward this, the light immediately changes in its movement toward you and moves you toward itself.

Question: How can I feel it? How will it be expressed?

Answer: It will be expressed in you beginning to love others more, appreciating and understanding that they are necessary for your development. But this is still egoistic.

Question: Is this called a “sensation of the Creator”?

Answer: No, this is not yet a sensation of the Creator. This is a consequence of the impact of the upper light. Other changes will then slowly occur—your birth in the spiritual world, in the quality of light.

Remark: To love others, to treat them kindly is good. But for me the “sensation of the Creator” is something that infinitely fills me.

My Comment: This is true, but it happens in accordance with your attitude toward others!

Remark: You narrow everything down to some kind of relationship…

My Comment: I narrow this down absolutely clearly and concretely. Kabbalah is a concrete and practical science. Therefore, in no case do I want to confuse my listeners.

Kabbalah does not say a word about anything abstract. Only in a group can you master it and make sure that it is right.

Question: Is the group just a means?

Answer: Yes, and then it becomes the source of correction, a technique, and the goal. In the group, as in a spiritual Partzuf, in the soul, the Creator is revealed.

Question: What gives a person a sense of the Creator?

Answer: One passes into another state, into another world, into another dimension. A person begins to understand what happened to him throughout his life, and where this leads him. One parts with one’s ideas about life and death, and does not fear death. A person becomes immortal. One understands everything that happens. A person becomes driven solely by one thing: how to help everyone else achieve the same state.
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From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah”, 12/10/18

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How To Develop The Point In The Heart

laitman_232.08Question: Does a Kabbalist explore the world, not with the usual five senses, but with a new instrument called the screen (Masach)?

Answer: Yes. It is an anti-egoistic quality that we develop in ourselves by studying Kabbalah.

In every person, there is an embryo of the quality of bestowal and love for others, but it is just an embryo, what is called a small point in the heart that exists in his egoistic heart.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how to develop this point, like a seed planted in the ground that begins to grow.

We explore corporeal sciences subjectively. The wisdom of Kabbalah, however, tells us how we can plant our altruistic seed in egoism, and through the correct connection between us, it will grow and give us a new altruistic force.

Therefore, with the help of Kabbalah or the screen (an additional sensory organ), we can explore the true reality, which our egoism does not disturb.
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From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/13/18

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laitman_563What Is the Influence of the Upper Light?

Question: In the article “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” item 155, Baal HaSulam describes how the upper light works. He says that Kabbalists obligated each person to study the wisdom of Kabbalah only in order to attract upon ourselves this light that changes us.

What is the influence of the light? How can I feel this transformation on myself and into whom can I turn?

Answer: You can feel the influence of the light on yourself, in your personal changes and personal qualities, such as desires, intentions, qualities, in the more clearly depicted purpose of development.

Question: Am I becoming more moral?

Answer: Maybe not. However, you increasingly understand what is going on. You might not yet be changing, but if you are studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, the upper light is already affecting you and preparing you to want change.

Question: Does it mean that the upper light is not the Creator yet? There is the Creator and there is the upper light, right?

Answer: No, there is only one force, but we call it different names according to the way it manifests itself. We call the upper intention “the Creator,” and we call His influence upon us “the light.”
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From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/10/18

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Why Evil Cannot Be Destroyed In The World

Laitman_049.01Question: Why does the Creator carefully protect and prevent the destruction of evil in the world?

Answer: Who would be corrected? Both evil and good must be corrected at the same time because they are all the cause of evil.

Question: Are you saying that good is also a reason for correction?

Answer: Of course! Both good and evil are equally responsible for the manifestation of some negative phenomenon. If we remove this negative phenomenon, then the same good and the same evil with their internal vices remain, and next time an even greater evil is manifested.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/7/19

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Can We Move Forward Without Descents?

laitman_260Question: Can we move forward without descents and disappointments?

Answer: No, we cannot. But we should relate to such states not as a descent, but as the revelation of even greater and greater shattering of our common soul. These are not descents, but problems that I can fix again and again.

Moreover, why should I relate to a descent negatively, with fear: “Oh, now something else will be revealed!” On the contrary, it is said that you should search for where there are more problems, like an old man who is looking for something he lost.

He knows that without these problems he will not advance. Therefore, he is called an old man, meaning a man who has wisdom and experience.

We just need to tune into the fact that there are no problems in life. It is always only the Creator’s attitude toward me that excites me in such a way that I feel the need for Him.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/19

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Flying To A Beautiful Future

laitman_928Question: How does the light decide who is worthy to cross the Machsom (barrier)?

Answer: The light operates upon us simultaneously, and according to our strength, purity, and similarity to the light, we aspire to the goal in our own individual way, at different speeds.

Try to be as close as possible to the light in your qualities and you will literally begin to fly, as if through the air, to this beautiful future.

Question: Can a Kabbalist, with the force of his screen and thought, travel in time: backward, forward, like in a time machine?

Answer: Traveling in time means having a screen. Yes, it is possible. But again, what for? There can be nothing egoistic; this is not like some kind of corporeal journey: I want to fly above the clouds.

Here I am referring to taking off with the force of my will, tremendous internal tension, by bringing myself closer to the upper qualities of bestowal and love, to a universal greater distribution. In this way, I can fly. These are all very serious efforts.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/28/19

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Efficiently Move Forward

Laitman_120Question: What attitude should we build toward the past, present, and future in order to move forward most effectively in Kabbalah and in life?

Answer: On one hand, it is very simple, but on the other hand, it is difficult. It is just that I have to imagine the whole of humanity, the whole world, as one single entity, one single construction, controlled only by a good upper force. I want to have my own relationship to this force, to identify with it, belong to it, and enter it. As soon as I try to adapt to the upper force, meaning to bring myself into a state of merging with the Creator, I will immediately begin to feel all of humanity as one single mechanism.

In general, everyone agrees that this is probably true, while others only talk about it. What else can they do? But I will know, see, feel, understand, comprehend, and also realize this through my actions.

The wisdom of Kabbalah gives us the tools to intervene in nature correctly through our participation. To the extent that I can correctly interact with a higher, eternal, perfect, good nature in absolute communication with all its parts, I will reveal, understand, and feel it, see its intention, the system, and the formula by which it works.

Question: How does one come closer to the future that you are talking about?

Answer: You have a group for this. If it is not there, you must create a group in which people would like to reach a state where they are one single whole, and realize it.

This does not mean that you should be physically connected to each other. You should simply support each other in your movement toward a common goal, take care of each other’s spiritual life, since in such a group the spiritual life of each depends on the others.

Therefore, if we relate to each other with full involvement, where each is ready to be there for the other, then we will begin to feel a manifestation of a positive force, the Creator, within us. I wish for you to feel it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/28/19

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