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Feb 27, 2024 7:02 AM -

Michael Laitman on the Times of Israel: “How Can One Justify Being Happy When There Is So Much Suffering in the World?

We can thus be happy among all the suffering presenting itself to us when we understand life’s meaning, which includes the purpose of all the suffering we experience, and the extent to which every movement on the inanimate, vegetative, animate and human nature eventually leads to the revelation of life’s mysteries.

We can then link the suffering and horrors in life to the chain of this revelation. Then, we discover that the purpose of suffering is to wake us up to question its purpose, to prod us to ultimately seek the meaning of life. Even if we feel the pain on our own flesh, then it is all the more necessary to understand that such states lead us eventually to a sense of inner meaning.

This path leads us to happiness. When we achieve happiness through understanding life’s meaning and the purpose of suffering, the pain then disappears. That is, if we know exactly what suffering is for, and why we become included in it, then there is no suffering and everything becomes meaningful.

The path to discovering life’s meaning is also full of breakdowns. We lose and find the meaning of life, losing and finding it again and again throughout our progress to its final, complete revelation. No matter how we feel while doing so, we become stronger and more advanced the entire time.

We eventually add in our discernments, understanding and feeling of life up to a point where we acquire the full attainment of nature’s laws—how and why nature operates on us and its still, vegetative and animate levels the way that it does. We learn the workings of nature as a single, supreme attitude of love and bestowal that acts to elevate us to our highest level of happiness, wholeness and connection among each other and with itself, in full identification and agreement with its laws.
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Feb 27, 2024 5:54 AM -

259.01Question: If the Torah is intended for us to unite, why did the Kabbalists leave such a large amount of material that when studying we have the illusion that we are learning some other facet?

Why didn’t they write an article or articles about the need for connection so that we could study them over and over again and not get confused by so many explanations of seemingly different things?

Answer: The large number of articles depends on the division of souls, on the variations of connections between them. That is why we need such an abundance of material.

Question: If a group of people takes one article, for example, “There Is None Else Besides Him” and advance only according to it, will they reach their goal?

Answer: No, they will not. No article covers all souls.
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From the 1st oart of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/15/24, Writings of Rabash “What Are Torah and Work in the Way of the Creator?”

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Feb 27, 2024 5:47 AM -

627.1Andrey writes:

Michael, there is a certain formula: We will never receive what we want until we are grateful for what we have. How do we give thanks for troubles, pain, and suffering? This is what I have now.

Comment:  There are a lot of letters like his.

My Response: Yes, but we must understand that, in general, all of this goes into our piggy bank. The suffering itself and what we are going through, even if we cannot be grateful for it, is still considered a positive for us.

Question: Is it possible to live with this and think that it is necessary to go through these sufferings? This is what I get, and I have to go through it. Is such annulment before the sufferings taken into account?

Answer: The fact is that it depends on the person. It depends on me whether I suffer or not, how many cases, surgeries, and health problems I have endured in my life. But this is life.

Question: Can we say that life is a chain of suffering that one feels or does not feel, but it is still a chain of suffering?

Answer: Yes, of course.

Question: If you look at the history of humanity, it is a continuous chain of suffering. You say that somehow it all falls into a general piggy bank somewhere. What do I receive from it? This is Andrey’s and everyone else’s question.

Answer: What do you get out of it? What if you do not get anything? Have you suffered in vain?

Comment: That is right! Then there really is suffering. I have to get something out of this; I have to. Someone is told: “You will have a happy life in the next world.” Someone else is told: “Never mind, you will be purified through this.”

My Response: Is it worth making such a calculation? Personally, I try not to do this so that I do not have requests and complaints to the Creator regarding what I will get from this: “Well, now let us make a calculation of how much You owe me.”

Comment: “I was suffering; now You pay me.”

My Response: Yes, there is no such thing.

Comment: Very often, when a person looks back, he says that what I went through was right, or it was not in vain. This calculation that we make afterward, does it turn out to be correct? That all the suffering I went through was not in vain.

My Response: Yes. I do not think that we are coming to a state where we still condemn the Creator.

Question: Even though it sounds here and there, do you still think that we justify Him?

Answer: Yes.

Question: How does He do everything so interestingly? He takes a person through great suffering, and then the person says: “I did not go through them in vain.” How does He show it to us?

Answer: The fact is that everyone suffers, any part of nature: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and even more so humans.

Absolutely everyone suffers! Even the pleasure they experience just covers up a little bit of the previous suffering.

Question: Is it correct to say that I want to go through this life full of suffering, but to suffer as little as possible? Is this the correct formula?

Answer: You can say that too, although you do not have to say it; it does not matter. But according to your nature, you cannot desire suffering.

Question: But is it somehow embedded in my path? You say: “The root of my soul…” Do I one way or another have to go through them?

Answer: Yes.

Question: If I live with the fact that I have to go through them, does it make my life easier? Is that right?

Answer: Yes.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/18/23

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Feb 27, 2024 5:37 AM -

243.07Question: How should we work with fear when we feel the presence of the Creator and His greatness makes us afraid of His actions?

Answer: There is no need to be afraid of the Creator. We need to check whether we are moving away from the right path, from the connection between us and the Creator, and ask Him to help us.

In order to be adhered to the Creator all day, you need to read more, listen, and discuss this topic with your friends.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/14/24, Writings of Baal HaSulam “My Adversaries Curse Me All the Day”

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