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Perception of Reality
Kabbalah Lesson 3 - Imbalance
By Michael Laitman, Ph.D
Kaballah Lessons courtesy of www.Kabbalah.info
- There is no matter in the upper worlds. There are only desires,
forces and thoughts.
- Despite advancing technology we are in a terrible
- We have learned how to replace body parts, but we have neglected
the forces inside of man.
- Reality is a single thought which never changes.
- The similarity between two opposite points is the beginning of
Question: How does a person balance himself between
matter and spirit?
He does not know. He learns out of investigating reality that there are five worlds. The lowest one is ours, the material world, and all the
other worlds are spiritual, where there is no matter like here; only
desires, forces and thoughts.
If in our world it seems to us that we
can control substance, whoever elevates even one level above our world
already understands that substance is a result, or an effect that we
cannot control. The example is that all is inside the person; how to
get married, where to work, what one's profession will be; all is
sealed inside, and already present.
If you want to change anything, you have to elevate to a level which is
above you, where all of these codes have been prepared for you and
installed in you from above, the same way in which they descended into
your body. Then, when you get to the root, from there you can change
things. But in our state, in our life, you will never be able to change
anything. Look at everyone. One may be poor, rich, strong, healthy,
wise, and still unable to do anything with his life.
Talk to the old
people, ask them. See what they say - life has gone by, and no one can
control matter. We are now in a completely opposite situation, in which
the entire world, with all of its technology and economies and
everything else is in a complete misunderstanding of how to develop
further, and what to do, how to manage, and how to be saved. It is a
terrible situation, the furthest possible from balance.
So how does
controlling substance help us? It does not, because matter is only an
This means that as long as we do not acquire the knowledge and the power
to be and to change something at a level which is a bit higher than
matter, we will not have a moment of peace; and the world will seem
worse and worse in every generation.
If we elevate onto the level of
the forces activating the world, then from there we will be able to
balance and change the world. You can call it spirit, and since when we
do not see our clothing, it is called Ruach.
Take a person;
peel off his flesh and bones, and what would be left? That which you
cannot see with your eyes, smell with your nose, you cannot taste it,
but that is actually the person.
Flesh we already know how to replace,
implant and manufacture. We can replace everything in a person and the
person will still remain.
Our problem is that we do not know that power which is inside of the
person. Also we do not know the forces that act on this inner person
from the inside. We are not familiar with them.
In the world of the
surrounding reality we relate to substances that are still, vegetative
and living. We do not relate to the acting powers.
Whoever rises to
the level where he sees the forces in reality and in human beings is in
control. This is what has to be achieved.
Every disaster and dreadful
occurrence, everything that is with us in some way or another, and the
lack of satisfaction with life is all in order to push us to elevate a
little and control reality.
Humankind must attain it. The Kabbalah says
that eventually everyone will attain it.
Question: If all is predetermined by the thought of creation,
what is the point of even trying to change anything?
The thought of creation is to bestow upon its creatures. Reality is a
single thought which does not change. It is a thought of bestowing,
giving, and goodness. If we do not relate to it in this same way, which
includes all of reality, we enter a state of imbalance. We suffer
according to the extent of this imbalance.
We do not realize it, we do
not feel it, and even when we hear it we ignore it. If we could feel
that this is so, we would change. Our problem lies in opening our eyes
so that we can see that this is so.
The wisdom of Kabbalah helps the person to see. When you see, would you
place your hand in a fire? Would you jump off the tenth floor? You
would not do it if, by avoiding it, you would benefit yourself. So our
problem lies in seeing what is now concealed. The difficulty is in
opening the eyes.
The way in which you will go through all of the stages and when you
will surpass them is not written. You can attain balance with the
benevolent thought of creation and enter this spiritual Nirvana, true
benevolence, perfection and eternity simply by being constantly in a
I can do it now or I can suffer ten more
incarnations. That is the difference.
Once the point in the heart opens up in a person, then an account opens
up as well; the person's account with the point in the heart.
whose point in the heart still has not opened is living as a beast in
the meantime. He truly has no free choice; he lives the way he lives,
the way he was born, according to his hormones and genes, advancing and
eventually ending his life. This is the same way we were in the
The moment you are given a point in the heart, meaning a divine part
from above, you are given a point of reference from a state opposite to
At this point you can compare it with your heart, that is, all
of your attributes, and compare them with this point which comes from a
state which is completely opposite to you, from the external reality -
that thought of giving.
Then you can already make the comparison and
learn what you need to equate yourself with, or what you are attracted
to. Before the person receives the possibility of doing this he simply
lives in one nature, his own nature, as a beast.
Only when people can discern between these two states do they sense
something wrong, something uncomfortable. The person does not know what
it is and cannot find an answer in this world, because this point is
located in the external reality, which is at a higher level.
the moment people are given these two points that are already inside of
them, accordingly they begin to ask, and to demand, and from that
moment, they are considered to have a choice.
The moment you receive another point, an external point from the
spiritual world, the upper world, you are attracted to a certain
direction and you must investigate it and move forward. You become one
of the few people that can change their destiny. Those who have not
received this point cannot change their destiny.
Is it possible to awaken the point in the heart? The point in the
heart exists in everyone and if it does not come out in this
incarnation, it will be awakened in a subsequent incarnation.
us, five or ten incarnations ago I did not aspire to change reality and
to become in balance with it, and to advance to something unknown,
spirituality. But from the moment the point emerged, I desired it.
it possible to take children and young people and awaken this point in
them before it emerges? It is almost impossible. It means that people
must reincarnate until this point awakens in them.