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5 Stages of Desires’ Development

Graph of Humanity’s Desires’ Development

Kabbalists discovered that our desires for pleasure evolve by 5 stages:

1) The first, and most basic desire, is the desire for food, health, sex, and family. These are necessary desires for our survival.

2) The second stage is the aspiration for wealth. Here we think that money guarantees survival and a good quality of life.

3) The third is the craving for honor and power. Here we enjoy controlling others, as well as ourselves.

4) In the fourth stage appears the desire for knowledge. Here we think that having knowledge will make us happy.

5) But only when the fifth, and last stage of desire appears, we become attracted to an unknown “something” that is beyond us. Here we feel that connecting to this unknown “something” can bring us greater and lasting enjoyment, and we search for ways to make this connection. This desire for something higher is called “the desire for spirituality.” more…

Taken from “Kabbalah in Our Times: Spirituality, Kabbalah and the 21st Century” in the “What Is Kabbalah?” environment of Kabbalah.info

VIDEO: Rav Michael Laitman, PhD explains the process of evolving desires:

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2008 International Kabbalah Congress – The Doors Have Opened!

Kabbalah International Congress, February 2008

The upcoming February 2008 International Kabbalah Congress in Tel Aviv, Israel was initially planned as a closed congress for students of Bnei Baruch, but plans have changed. The original entry requirement was that one had to prepare oneself internally, together with the daily lessons (on Kabbalah TV) and texts provided (see the Kabbalah Group blog), with the aim of crossing the boundary between this world and the spiritual world, together with others from around the world who have undertaken this same preparation.

Now, due to popular demand, the congress’s doors have opened to anybody who wants to participate. “We have seen that it is impossible to keep this congress closed. Lots of people, whom we haven’t been in contact with in the past, are registering from all over the world,” stated Igal Reznik, Bnei Baruch student from Israel who is coordinating the congress’s cultural events.

“Now everyone who feels a closeness to the need for achieving unity among humanity can participate. It doesn’t matter whether they are a veteran Kabbalah student or a beginner – there is nothing to be afraid of. The only thing a person needs is to open their heart,” Reznik continued.

Everybody who wants peace, happiness, wholeness and perfection to encompass humanity, is invited to the upcoming 2008 International Kabbalah Congress in Tel Aviv, Israel! Click Here for More Information and Registration

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MUSIC: Bnei Heichala

Listen to the metal-ambient version performed by the band “Bnei Baruch” by clicking on the Flash player’s button below:

Bnei Heichala
a song by Baal HaSulam
Bnei Heichala

* Download the metal-ambient version performed by the band “Bnei Baruch”
* Download the 1st instrumental version
* Download the 2nd instrumental version
* Download the Rabash vocal version
* Download the live version performed by the Bnei Baruch small ensemble
* Download the midi version

Bnei Heichala means “the sons of King’s Palace,” those desiring to reach the Palace of the King. The King’s Palace is Bina—the property of bestowal, the force of the Creator, the spiritual. The sons are those who yearn to resemble the King in their properties, to become like Him. The word for “Son” (Ben) derives from the word for “understands” (Havana). They yearn to understand the King, and though their understanding, come closer to Him and feel Him.

Hence, Bnei Heichala are the souls aspiring to attain the state of uniting the King in His Palace, and to do so, they are ready to pass the entire system of corrections, change themselves from the beginning until the end—from the nature in which they were created to the nature of the King, as it is written: “Returned the sons of Israel to the height of their God.” This is what this song is about.

* FILM: Melodies of the Upper Worlds – Part 1 – features melodies of the 20th century’s greatest Kabbalist, Baal HaSulam, with explanations of how these melodies relate to the inner, personal quest for discovering the Upper Worlds—the source of our existence.

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Love Songs – a Bond of Love & Unity Shared through Kabbalistic Song

Singing the Worlds Beyond

When a Kabbalist experiences the Upper World, he or she enters another realm of reality. Past, present, and future merge into a single stream of life, and the Kabbalist experiences all the souls united in the eternal love of the Single Force that operates and governs life.

But most of all, a Kabbalist discovers that being in the spiritual reality is possible only through the bond of love between the Kabbalist and all other souls. It is for this love that Kabbalists try so diligently to share their spiritual experiences with us. Their sole wish is that we, too, will discover and feel the kind of life offered when we bond with the Creator of reality. In their songs, they call this “being filled with the Upper Light.” more…

Kabbalah Music Links:

* Singing the Worlds Beyond – an Article in Kabbalah Today issue 10 about Kabbalistic music
* Melodies of Baal HaSulam – authentic Kabbalistic music of the great 20th century Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam)
* Music Inspired by Kabbalah – music inspired by Kabbalah materials on this site by students of Bnei Baruch
* What Is Kabbalistic Music? – videos and articles explaining what is Kabbalistic music

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TV Interview with Rav Michael Laitman, PhD on Bloomberg show “Night Talk” with Mike Schneider

Bloomberg TV

Download the Interview: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (WMV)

BLOOMBERG TV (October 24, 2007): Mike Schneider, on Bloomberg’s “Night Talk,” interviewed Rav Michael Laitman, PhD investigating Kabbalah from a variety of angles. The interview was composed of 3 parts, each detailing a specific angle on Kabbalah:

Part 1: The Mystery Surrounding Kabbalah
• Kabbalah – What Is It?
• An Ancient Wisdom that Predates Judaism
• Kabbalah and Judaism – What Is their Connection (if any)?
• Is there One Individual Figure Who Occupies a Position of Leadership in Kabbalah?
• Prophecy – Is there such a thing in Kabbalah?

Part 2: The Buzz Surrounding Kabbalah
• Madonna in Kabbalah – What’s the Deal?
• Ethics – Why We Don’t Need Them
• Science and Kabbalah – Are they Competitive or Complementary?
• Kabbalah Involves No Rituals of Any Kind
• Kabbalah Is a Method. Is it a Philosophy as Well?
• You Don’t Need to be Trained in Traditional Judaism Before Studying Kabbalah

Part 3: The Modern World Surrounding Kabbalah
• World Problems. Their Causes. Their Solutions.
• Improve Personal Behavior, Relationships and Family Connections
• Terrorism – the Source of the Problem (Is the Same Source as Every Problem)
• Philosophers and Kabbalah
• What Is the Main Change that Happens to You When You Study Kabbalah?

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