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New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life

New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

All forms of life that evolve exist as a non-materialized force in nature. Life is created through this force so that the desire to receive develops all its needs at each level of evolution including the inanimate, vegetative, and animate forms found in nature. We cannot change the inner desire in nature, so we cannot turn inanimate parts into living parts. The next level of evolution will require of us to use the forces of nature in order to correct the human ego. The more advanced human being will live for the benefit of others and will feel love for the whole world. Through connection, we will build another life together, feel eternity, and reveal the power of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life,” 12/3/19

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The Essence And The Root Of Unity, Part 6

laitman_232.05What does the variety of opposites give?

Question: As far as I understand, the purpose of nature is to develop all its parts to the state of polar opposites and then to unite them. What can we gain from such an opposite?

Answer: Existing between two forces, negative and positive, we must bring them into balance. There is no good and no bad. There is only the correct balance between opposite parts, which leads to their correct combination.

Question: Like in a salad: the more ingredients it has, the tastier it is?

Answer: It is all proven by nature from the beginning. As humanity develops, naturally, the number of ingredients increases.

We see how people develop, each one is not like the other. However, the more diverse we are while interacting properly, the richer society and our development will be.
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From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 3/24/19

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The Force That Controls Everything

712.03Comment: Evolution occurs at the intersection of the interaction of two forces: positive and negative. Scientists say that the explosion of a small cluster of energy, which was smaller than an atom, led to the formation of what we see around us. This, in my opinion, is harder to believe than that God created everything by some single act.

My Response: Yes, indeed, it seems incredible.

I remember the times before the Big Bang theory was accepted. People believed that the universe existed indefinitely and was unlimited in size. This is what they told us at school. Why? That was simply the way it was, without any connection to a person.

Humans were considered an accidental formation of life on Earth as a result of the coincidence of some properties. This is how we develop, this is how we live, this is life. That is, a purely mechanical theory was recognized.

In parallel, there was, of course, the so-called divine theory (creationism), which stated that an upper force created all this because it wanted to.

Question: What does Kabbalah say?

Answer: Kabbalah says that neither one or the other is wrong. We simply need to understand what is happening to our world based on what reveals to a person studying Kabbalah.

One reveals that there is a program of creation based on a positive upper force that develops everything and governs this program. We can call this force “our Maker,” “the Creator,” or “God”—it does not matter.

This force controls everything. It has a program, a preset goal, and we develop along this path, whether we want to or not. No one asks us about this at all.

We have a given starting point of our development and its end so we can go through this whole path, develop, and comprehend ourselves. Based on this, we would comprehend our source, the Creator, the upper force of nature, to such an extent that we would absolutely and completely identify, connect, and merge with this force.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/11/19

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laitman_423.01Causes of Population Change in the World

The wisdom of Kabbalah studies the order of the cascading of the upper forces from the quality that is first revealed in Malchut of the world of infinity in four phases of direct light and then descends to us through Tzimtzum Aleph (first restriction).

Then Partzufim Galgalta, AB, SAG, MA, and BON are formed, then the worlds Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya, and then the special structure is created called Adam, or the common soul, and the shattering of this soul occurs. We are the pieces of this shattering.

As egoism manifests more and more in order to create the possibility of some kind of an ascent and work with it, the general egoistic mass breaks into more and more parts. Therefore, in our world we feel that we are multiplying—the population of the planet grows.

Conversely, if we enter into any negative relationship with each other, then destruction and wars begin, that is, a certain amount of the population is removed.

It is not because war kills people as we think it does, but because in this case humanity needs no large number of people, it therefore can be reduced. If there is suffering, fewer souls can also fulfill their purpose. This is the way to look at an increase or decrease in the population on Earth.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 8/18/19

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laitman_232.06Cascading of the Upper Forces to Our World

Question: What does sequence of roots that hang down by way of cause and consequence mean?

Answer: There are two states: primary and secondary, cause and consequence. The entire creation is created by such a process of cause and consequence.

We want to reveal creation from the uppermost root, which is the Creator. He is the cause of everything and everything else is His consequence, that is, the gradual cascading of all the laws, qualities to our world, down to each of us. This is the work of the Creator, nature.

The Creator or nature is one and the same, only “nature” is the broader sense of the word, which includes everything.

Question: What does the term “cascading down” mean?

Answer: The Creator is a quality of bestowal, love, and emanation. This is an absolutely good, absolutely complete quality from which emanate all the forces, all the qualities of our world, so that we all are under Him. Therefore, the forces represent the cascading from Him (the Creator) to us.
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From Kab TV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 8/18/19

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Branches Of HaVaYaH

laitman_548.03Question: Are the four states of matter, liquid, solid, gas, and plasma, branches of HaVaYaH?

Answer: Naturally. However, understanding HaVaYaH, i.e., the four-letter name, the pattern of nature, which is in every part of nature and in the whole, is a problem for everyone who is not only in our world, but also in the spiritual, because HaVaYaH is the skeleton of the whole universe.

From the property of bestowal (absolute altruism) to the property of receiving (absolute egoism) pass four states.

Nothing else exists in nature, only the property of bestowal (absolute altruism) and the property of receiving (absolute egoism), plus and minus, in all its variations. Between them there are four stages that connect these two opposing forces.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 10/27/19

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Male And Female, Part 2

laitman_548.02Who Is Adam?

Question: In the beginning, the Creator created a single created being. This created being or program is called “a single desire—Adam HaRishon.” Does it also consist of female and male parts?

Answer: Yes, both parts simultaneously complete each other and are interconnected.

Question: Allegorically, they say that first only the male part was created, Adam, and that the woman was later created from his rib. How do you explain this?

Answer: It is very simple. The Creator is the quality of bestowal. We cannot determine what in fact it really is because it is outside of us. When it is already within us, it is defined as a combination of male and female properties.

Question: What is this created being “Adam“?

Answer: Adam is the ten Sefirot of the desire to receive, with a natural, instinctive intention to bestow. In such a form, he can be called an angel. That is, he is an absolutely ideal quality: very small, in a zero state, which has neither reception nor bestowal.

It is very difficult to decipher this whole story but it is possible. In The Book of Zohar and other Kabbalistic books, it is explained that this is about mutually complementing each other in the receiving and bestowing part when they are practically reduced to zero.

Therefore, Adam, as we call this system, is not a person, not a created being, but a quality which, relatively speaking, includes in himself the positive and negative forces that are interconnected and mutually complement each other. They exist in potential. This power device is called Adam.

Question: We were studying the four phases of direct light. At which phase was Adam created? Does this have something to do with the four phases?

Answer: No. First came the development of the four phases of direct light (Dalet Behinot de Ohr Yashar), then the creation of the worlds: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya. And only then did the conditions arise for creating the system called Adam.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18

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Two Forces in the Universe

Question: Kabbalists write that the relationship between genders is the foundation of the entire universe. Are people divided into men and women because there is the Creator and the created beings?

Answer: Yes. Two forces of the universe—the force of bestowal and the force of reception—are manifested in matter in the form of man and woman.

Question: So the force of bestowal is the male essence and the female essence is the force of reception?

Answer: Yes, but purely conditionally. In principle, from the aspect of forces, this is true: the male force gives and the female one receives. However, when it comes to receiving and bestowing, it does not mean that the female force is attuned to the egoistic quality to receive and the male one to the altruistic quality to bestow.

In each person there are both forces: both male and female.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18

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laitman_622.01Question: Are the spiritual worlds a mirror image of our world? In our world, love is first given and it is up to us to maintain it, while in the spiritual worlds do we have to first develop relationships that will become love?

Answer: This is not entirely correct. You are talking about egoistic feelings in our world, while in the spiritual world they are altruistic, so you cannot compare them. When we talk about the law of root and branch, the intention is for the lower levels to resemble the structure of the upper level.

Question: What is the connection of the Olam Ein Sof (World of Infinity) with the rest of the worlds?

Answer: Olam Ein Sof is a world that has no end, meaning that there is no limit for the quality of bestowal and love. It is infinite, and it is therefore called Olam Ein Sof.

Question: Where are the 125 levels found, and where does the final correction happen? Is it in the world of Atzilut or in Olam Ein Sof?

Answer: It is preferable to say that it is in Olam Ein Sof; this is more understandable.

Question: Are we correcting a part of our egoism on every level?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is there a correspondence between the levels in our world and Olam Ein Sof?

Answer: The worlds are a division of the 125 levels into five worlds.

Question: Does the concept of unity in our world have its root in spirituality?

Answer: Everything that happens in our world has a root in the upper world, all properties, effects, and actions, including the most evil and terrible, all descend from the upper world.

Question: How can I attain the upper worlds when I feel rejection and hostility toward people?

Answer: Rejection of people is a very good phenomenon. It means that you are in a state where you are aware of your own nature. Whether you agree or disagree is already a different matter, but you understand that you don’t love everyone, and even reject and hate them. It is your nature. A wonderful state indeed. It is a very good state for learning the wisdom of Kabbalah and it is also the beginning of correction.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 10/6/19

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Our World And This World

laitman_547.03Question: In Baal HaSulam’s writings we see the concepts “our world” and “this world.” What is the difference between them?

Answer: Our world is what we as if feel in our qualities. This world is how Kabbalists speak about the lower degree, which at the same time is called “our world.”

It all depends on the observer. If we observe what is happening around us, we call it “our world.” If Kabbalah speaks about this as the lowest degree of the worlds, then calls it “this world.”
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 10/6/19

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