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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

How To Awaken The Jewish People

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/15/19

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

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

Kabbalah And Psychology: The Teacher-Student Relationship

Laitman_524.01Remark: In Kabbalah, the relationship between teacher and student is very important. As I understand it, it is not so in psychology.

My Comment: I think that even there a person gets attached to his psychologist. But in Kabbalah, a student’s connection with his teacher is simply essential. It is necessary for a student to listen to the teacher and try to implement his advice, even if it does not seem quite real.

A teacher in Kabbalah is sort of a problem for a student: he or she has to accept the teacher and follow him contrary to common sense.

In psychology, it is clearer. Both, the psychologist and the patient are on the same egoistic level, while in Kabbalah, they are on two levels: the teacher is on the spiritual level and the student is on the material. Therefore, a problem arises.

Question: Is it true that all the advice given by a teacher-instructor in Kabbalah is incomprehensible to a student?

Answer: Its inner meaning, of course, is not clear because a student is not yet at the same level as a teacher. Psychology, in principle, is possible to study by yourself and understand what comes from where, what great psychologists say about it, etc.

That is, psychology is within the framework of rational thoughts and desires, and Kabbalah, which is outside these boundaries, is in what is called faith above reason.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/13/18

laitman_959Remark: There are people in Japan called Hikikomori. These are people who withdraw into themselves, isolate themselves, confine themselves to their homes; they do not go anywhere. Some never leave their homes and earn money by freelancing on the internet. Japan has more and more of these people.

My Comment: Very well. They live and have acquired a virtual identity for themselves. They should be given an opportunity to develop in various ways through this virtual identity. Each person will decide, according to their own egoism, what is best and more convenient for them.

They do not cost the government anything, they do not harm anyone, they do not kill or steal—nothing like that. That is all good. They do not sneak out at night to do something bad.

I would put all people on this “diet,” this lifestyle.

But, in order to achieve a higher life, a higher purpose, to acquire the ability to sense it, to come out of ourselves, to rise above this meager collection of still, vegetative, animate, and human bodies, our world, for this ascension, a person must exit one’s cell and begin to unite. But unite in the right way!

Question: Will they be able to break through and grow after some time? What will they achieve by sitting in solitude and not stepping outside? What will happen to them?

Answer: The question about the meaning of life will come to them. It will occur to each of them.

I am certain that people will begin to distance themselves from this hectic, raging mass, from this “Manhattan” that has spread all over the world. Thanks to emerging technologies, all the commuting from office to office, to and from work, will be reduced. Humanity will engage in inner work with the help of computers, producing a more internal intellectual product.

Therefore, many people will be confined to their homes, not just the Japanese. It is ecologically sound, cleaner, easier, more agreeable to people. Even the Torah says: “Happy is the one who earns a living not having to leave his home.”

Question: What what will it lead to?

Answer: People keep developing, their desire keeps growing, as is intended by nature, from above; they will start to feel: “What is it all for?”

Right now, humanity is preoccupied with their “games,” not realizing what kind of question is hanging over them. They will come to the meaning of life. The truth.

Question: A breakthrough toward it? From what, an outcry?

Answer: From a growing, expanding inner need. Actually, this is sweet suffering because it tells you about the search, that you are a human!

Question: Does this mean there is a great joy somewhere out there, but I have yet to discover it?

Answer: Yes. I have not discovered it yet, but it is shining at me from afar. That is, I am already connected to it but now I have to move toward it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/2/19

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

Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 3/17/19, Part 2

laitman_962.6Question: Is the discovery of unity, that everything is managed only by the Creator, the highest spiritual pleasure?

Answer: Yes, because in this way we are included within it, on the level of His perfection, eternity and attainment.

Question: How, for example, after an accident when I experience constant physical pain, can I remain with the awareness that the Creator’s management is good and loving?

Answer: Try to be together with us and at the same time feel the Creator in all the manifestations between us. If you make the right effort, you will discover that you rise above your physical pain. To do this, you must only transfer yourself from the physical level slightly, to the level of the connection between us.

Question: The Creator works with me with the help of a “stick.” In response, I don’t ask for anything for myself, but for the whole system because I understand that this is how the Creator will change my attitude. Am I being cunning?

Answer: It could be that you are being cunning. I would recommend that you do this in a group. You will then understand whether or not this is correct. One person cannot do anything. Instead, it is solely and only through the group.

Question: What does “replacing the Creator” mean if “there is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35)?

Answer: This is a kind of exercise in which we say that the Creator seems to be nonexistent, and we clarify how we can all replace the Creator in relation to each one of our friends. This is how we can check whether we are truly in bestowal.

Question: In the book Shamati, I read an article in which the concept of “a covenant of salt” is mentioned. How must this covenant be discovered in a ten?

Answer: You are trying to establish a covenant with the ten that nobody can overturn. That is why it is called a “covenant of salt.” It is because salt is a substance that does not spoil and can preserve itself throughout the generations. It is an eternal covenant.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/17/19

A Different Perspective | Short Interview with Michael Laitman

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/12/19

Am I a successful person?
What would I like to change in my life?
What am I afraid of?
Whom will I never forgive?
If I had one day left to live how would I spend it?
And what personality from history would I want to sit down to lunch with?
25 short questions and answers from a different perspective.

 

i24 News: Inside Israel’s Kabbalah News Network

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/12/19

It was a pleasure having the i24NEWS English crew here at our headquarters in Petah Tikva. They interviewed me about the uniqueness of Bnei Baruch, how we teach Kabbalah, and why it’s becoming so popular in our time. I explained the difference between authentic Kabbalah, and other teachings. We talked about how our organization welcomes individuals of all colors, genders and nationalities, from all over the world.