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The Creator Is A Nameless Force

laitman_567.04Question: What are the names of the Creator?

Answer: There is a Creator and He has many names. Why many? Who gave Him these names?

Usually names are given by mothers and fathers. But here are the names of the Creator. Do they indicate something or not? We give names to children arbitrarily in our world, depending on what name is fashionable. I remember when Gagarin flew in space; it became very fashionable to name boys “Yuri.”
Still, what are the names of the Creator?

First of all, The Creator is one. So why does He need many names? It might be because He performs many different activities? It might be because He has a very diverse personality and we give Him different names? That is why we need to understand where all this comes from.

In fact, the Creator is an absolutely nameless force, which has no properties, nuances, nothing. He is Himself, existing in isolation from everything. It is impossible to say that He exists and how because we cannot detect Him at all.

However, when He begins to refer to something material and some action comes from Him, we call Him by the name of this action: kind, does good, big, gloomy, cruel, etc. That is, we call Him according to His specific manifestations in relation to us.

If it is not in relation to us, we cannot say anything. We know Him as we perceive Him in our sensations and in no other way. But by Himself, what He really is, we do not perceive. What I feel at the moment, no matter what I feel, everything comes to me from the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/24/19

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Why Can’t We Sense The Essence Of The Creator?

laitman_260.01Question: Why can we not sense the essence of the Creator?

Answer: We cannot comprehend the essence of the Creator since we do not have the tools for this.

Similar to how an animal cannot comprehend the human level, a human cannot comprehend the Creator’s level. To do so, we lack the necessary tools, that is, qualities.

Our properties, built on plus and minus, are created by the Creator in such a volume and on such a level that we can comprehend Him, but only on the basis of those qualities in which He created us. Above them, we cannot comprehend.

Question: Is this really the case or maybe something else?

Answer: Perhaps there is something else.

When at the end of 6,000 years, and maybe even earlier, we completely correct our qualities and correctly use both positive and negative properties, then we will finally reach the level that the Creator set for us: to attain Him in these 6,000 years.

Then it is quite possible that we will discover the next volume, the next void, which we can comprehend, for we ourselves still know nothing about it. There are some guesses, but they are just guesses.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/24/19

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What Is Atzmuto?

Laitman_632.2Question: Does the Creator exist inside us or outside of us? You say that He exists only within us. What is Atzmuto?

Answer: There is nothing that exists “outside,” “inside,” “on the side,” or “somewhere out there.” It simply exists, and that is all.

Atzmuto is something that we do not attain. We grasp some kind of influence upon us and we call it the Creator because He creates.

I call myself “creation” because He created me. Beside the Creator, who has created me, there is a more superior, inner essence of Him. It is called Atzmuto, that is, He on His own without any relation to me.

It is possible to depict Atzmuto as the inner part of the upper force, and His attitude toward me is His outer part, called the Creator. And there is me who perceives this.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/27/19

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Can The Creator Suffer?

 238.02Question: Can the Creator suffer?

Answer: We cannot say anything about the Creator. We only talk about the force of bestowal and love, which He can direct at us to transform us. We perceive the Creator only within our feelings, that is, not the Creator Himself, but the way we can feel Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian on 11/18/ 18

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The Creator Is A Perfect Altruistic System

laitman_284.07Question: How does the Creator judge and understand what is useful and what is harmful for me?

Answer: The Creator is not some bearded uncle, who, like the fictional Russian character Khottabych, pulls out a hair from a beard and thinks of something.

It is an absolutely complete, perfect, altruistic system of all worlds. To the extent that we connect with each other, we become similar to it and begin to feel that ideal, the reciprocity that exists in the system.

At the same time, we combine positive and negative properties; therefore we neutralize life, death, and everything that happens at our level. It all disappears, and we begin to feel the perfection of the upper life.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 11/18/18

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The Creator Is Not A Person

Laitman_161Question: Although you have already said that the Creator, as a personality, does not exist, you yourself continue to communicate about Him as a physical person who thinks, desires, experiences, rejoices, grieves, etc.

How can we understand your statements? Is there some kind of personality? Or is the Creator some kind of force? Forces do not have emotional components, so they cannot be used to describe any of their manifestations.

Answer: I once had an old car that gave me a lot of trouble. I tried to fix it myself and more than once took it to the repair shop. The mechanic who was repairing the car and I scolded it with unkind words, referring to it as a living being.

When we address something, we often impose on an object, on a force, on a phenomenon, our properties, our feelings, which, of course, do not exist in this object or property. The same is true of the Creator.

To the extent that I can create the property of bestowal, love, and connection in myself, I call this property “the Creator” and no more than that. But in fact, outside of this property that I have created, the Creator does not exist.

Here we need to position ourselves correctly and understand that this is why the Creator is called Boreh, Bo-Reh: Bo (come), Reh (see). You must come and see, i.e., reach the same state in order to discover this property. We also call this property Elokim. It consists of two parts of the soul. One part is called AHP, the other is Galgalta ve Eynaim.

If we are talking about the soul, what does the Creator have to do with it? Does it also refer to a person? We do not even talk about what exists outside of a person.

We are talking about attainment within a person when a person reaches the quality of bestowal, the property of love.

This property is above egoism, it is not easy to build and develop in oneself. When we acquire it, we call it the Creator. Then we can talk about perceiving the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/23/18

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Attainment In Your Own Feelings

525Question: Kabbalists say that the very essence of the Creator is unattainable. We can attain only His form and matter. What does it mean?

Answer: It follows from every physical phenomenon we attain. We do not attain anything that exists outside of us.

Suppose a certain signal enters into my sense organs. I do not know what kind of signal it is. I know that it passes into the ear, presses on the eardrum, then on the hammers and other parts of the organ of hearing. Then it turns into electrical signals, passes to the brain, and is displayed there in some concepts.

What is the connection between the fact that some thoughts and sensations from your words appear in my brain and how sound vibrations reach my eardrum?

Since thousands of changes are taking place, I cannot even say what is outside of me. I attain only what is already in me. From what is in me, I begin to experiment and discover that all this comes as if from the outside.

That is, we never attain the phenomenon itself, we only attain its reflection in us. It is the same with the world. It is displayed in us like that. What do these walls, books, people, TV sets, light, and darkness really mean? I do not know.

Question: Suppose a man is a liar. His biological body is the matter, and his form is a liar. As I understand it, a lie disconnected from a person is his abstract form and cannot be researched. Is this correct?

Answer: This is philosophy that leads to mistakes.

Question: Does it mean that it is impossible to research it? Even Kabbalists cannot do it?

Answer: No, Kabbalists can research it. They name all the elements of the spiritual world only from their attainment.

Question: But they research the form and matter itself and not the abstract form and its essence?

Answer: Yes. Of course. That is why it is called Atzmuto, that is, a phenomenon that we can neither research nor feel. It existed before it entered in us.

For example, the sound wave that enters into me and then goes through all the transformations, starting from the auricle to the awareness in the mind about what it is, exists in me. What is outside of me I will never know because is outside. Similarly, Kabbalists clearly separate their attainments from what is unattainable, because a person is still a created being.

Remark: There is a law in Kabbalah: do not personify or create any image of the Creator or upper forces.

My Comment: Yes. As a result of the development of science, it is now much easier to explain than it was 40 years ago when I started to teach Kabbalah.

Today, you can clearly explain that everything around us is waves, forces, not volumes or objects. The fact is that all volumes and objects exist only in our sensations, and in reality, they are all some kind of impact on us, the nature of which we do not understand.

We can talk about what exists only from our sensations in ourselves. Therefore, today it is much easier to explain this to people, especially to the younger generation, which already understands that this is how things work.
From KabTV’s “The Essence of the Science of Kabbalah, Part 7” 11/12/18

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laitman_292Question: If we build a network of correct relationships, then does such communication bring us to a state similar to the system called “the Creator”?

Answer: In the corporeal world, our eyesight or hearing only capture a certain range of waves. There are waves above and below our eyesight and sound waves greater than 20 kHz and below 20 Hz, but we do not sense them. However, we know they exist and we invent in instruments that let us expand the range of our sensations.

Here we do not just expand, but create a radically new organ of sensation in us that works not for reception, but for bestowal.

The force that we feel in our new sense organ, the similarity to which we build ourselves, is called Boreh, from the words “Bo” (come) and “Reh” (see).

There is something else above it that we do not perceive, called Atzmuto (the self of the Creator). There is a definite border to which we perceive something, but not above. We clearly feel this border.

Question: Is there any information about Atzmuto?

Answer: For many generations, for 6,000 years already, we have been only in the attainment of the Creator. But when all of humanity comes to His full attainment and enters into the sensory organ outside of itself, that is, in addition to the five corporeal sensory organs, and when it feels the five spiritual sensory organs built on bestowal, then we will pass onto a higher dimension called Atzmuto.
From KabTV’s “The Essence of the Science of Kabbalah,Part 5” 11/12/218

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The Source Of All The Forces Of Nature

laitman_753Question: Who is the Creator?

Answer: The Creator is the upper force that includes in itself all the other forces of the world.

Question: It is written in the original sources: “It is impossible to understand the Creator without having experienced Him.” Is this right?

Answer: Yes, because everything we understand, we learn from sensations—like a child who puts everything in his mouth in order to touch, to feel. For him, taste is the most important receptor, the most important organ of sensation. In the same way, we should experience everything in our five senses including sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

When we feel something in them, it all assembles into a precise system and all our sciences originate from it. In addition, we complement our senses with tools that expand the range of our natural sensory organs: binoculars, microscopes, telescopes, etc.

However, there are forces in the universe that our senses do not perceive. The science of Kabbalah lets us develop an additional organ of sensation that includes the same five senses, but on a different level.

Exploring their nature, we reveal their common source, called “the Creator,” and begin to attain how they affect us, how they determine all conditions, forces, and circumstances in which we exist. Then, we already study the system of forces that determines our life.

So begins the conscious existence of man, when we already know what has been, what will be, why it has been and why it will be, whether we can change something in the future, etc. That is, life becomes not only conscious, but also manageable. This is the subject and the purpose of the science of Kabbalah.
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Modern Model Of God

laitman_294.1Question: Scientists wonder how an absolute God, whose spatial dimensions are equal to absolute zero, could create and govern such a grandiose world?

They give an example: If we imagine that the speed of a car traveling around a block, say at ten kilometers is increased to infinity, then ultimately, we will not see this car.

Answer: It will always be located at all points, literally spread over the entire volume. As Einstein says: mass will approach infinity.

Question: What is God, where is He? How does He rule the world, being in such a completely incomprehensible state?

Answer: Frankly? There is no God.

God is the power that holds all the higher and the lower matter. This common force of the universe is called the Creator. Only with respect to us, can we explore and perceive it as a Creator, but nothing else. Above this we cannot comprehend, He no longer applies to us. What He has besides us and how He can be called there, we know nothing of that. We only know about us and call Him “our Maker,” “the Creator.”

It is only a thought, a design. This thought is the power of creation, it has created everything, including us. We are in this thought, in this plan, which is called the plan of creation.

We are its parts that exist within it and perform all actions (thinking, not thinking, not even understanding what and how), everything that this idea dictates to us, how it realizes itself in us… That is the way we act.

This thought is absolutely everywhere. It is all that exists. Besides it, everything else only seems as if it exists because we do not grasp it, this thought, this intention. If we grasped it, then, firstly, there would be nothing more to ask, we would understand that there is none else besides Him.

Question: The Creator controls the power of what and how does He rule?

Answer: The Creator is the universal force, which in particular, controls everything: rules, controls, and programs! He also creates all actions in us, and He receives all reactions from us. He is absolutely everything!

We are given only a single opportunity: to think about how we can comprehend Him. Everything else is done by Him, and this quality of ours, to attain Him, is free from Him, so that we do it in an absolutely freewill.

Question: How can a person learn to read the thoughts of the Creator, this global thought that you are talking about?

Answer: In order to read His thoughts, understand Him, and feel Him, one must rise to the level of the Creator, one must acquire His qualities.

Question: How can you do it?

Answer: This is already technology: How can I make myself a creation that will be able to understand the Creator, feel Him, and interact with Him? In order to do so, I need to change myself, to determine exactly what qualities in me are opposed to Him, unlike Him, and how I can change them so that they are similar to Him.

Question: What is the list of the Creator’s qualities so that it can be compared?

Answer: There is no need for a large list. There is only one quality. His quality is absolute love, and my quality is absolute hatred. So, in order to reach the Creator, I need to change my quality of absolute hatred into absolute love.

Question: How does one agree that the quality of a person is absolute hatred? One considers himself quite decent.

Answer: This is the period of re-education, which is called the revelation of evil of its own egoistic nature.

Question: And how can he go from the point of understanding himself to the point of the Creator?

Answer: To the extent that I comprehend myself as an absolutely egoistic quality—a quality that cares and thinks only about itself and enjoys how much it is higher than others or how it can humiliate others—to this extent, based on the opposite properties, I can imagine what it means to be the Creator or in the place of the Creator, and I have to move myself toward it.

Question: Is there some key point here?

Answer: The key point is the awakening of questions in a person about the meaning of life, the meaning of existence, its worthlessness, etc. In this case, you can already talk about changing your attitude toward the world, toward life, toward yourself, and toward the Creator.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/9/18

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