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July 12, 2024

An Examination into the Age-Old Question about the Meaning of Life

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What is the meaning of life? Is it to be happy, to love, to be free, powerful, to have goals and dreams we’re working toward, to survive, evolve and reproduce, to be good people, to worship God and enter heaven in the afterlife? Or does life have no meaning? Should the question about the meaning of life better be ignored, i.e. if there’s no clearly attainable and provable answer to the question among all people, then maybe it causes division and pain when raising it, so maybe we should just learn to survive as best as possible and not deal with the meaning of life? Or maybe life is just plain bad, and we’re destined to make our way here, each one on the ruin of others, as best as we can while we’re here for a numbered amount of years?

The wisdom of Kabbalah has existed for thousands of years as a method for answering the question about the meaning of life. We interviewed Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to answer questions in relation to the age-old existential question. Read the interview here: What Is the Meaning of Life? – An Examination

  

What Is the Meaning of Life? | Ask the Kabbalist

What Is the Meaning of Life? | Ask the Kabbalist

What Is the Meaning of Life? | Ask the Kabbalist

Ask the Kabbalist, Episode 10, with Dr. Michael Laitman

In this episode, Dr. Michael Laitman answers the following questions:

  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Why can’t we all just get along?
  • Does music composed by a Kabbalist have a special effect on the listener?
  • Can a woman become a great Kabbalist, and how?

  

Want to Know the Meaning of Life? Read This

Want to Know the Meaning of Life? Read This

A Hidden Wisdom Revealed

The Zohar is the book of the wisdom of Kabbalah, the wisdom of truth. It is surfacing today to lead us forward to a higher dimension. Yet, what is so special about The Zohar and about Kabbalah? Why is this wisdom taking center stage specifically for those living today?

 

What Are Our Lives For?

Humanity is ever developing. In ancient times, people’s needs were very basic: food, shelter, and procreation. These are natural desires, as well as existential needs. In time, greater needs and greater desires have arisen in us: for wealth, domination, respect, and knowledge.

Throughout history, we have been trying to satisfy the needs that emerged in us. We have been trying to find within these changes happiness, love, and a good life. Today, we see that this chase was futile. While each generation is more advanced materialistically, each also suffers more. The ubiquitous use of drugs and antidepressants as an escape are symptoms of our generation’s internal emptiness.

At each given moment, the media is presenting us with more and more temptations, which we then rush to satisfy. It may be a new piece of clothing, a car, a house, a better job, an academic title, a trip overseas, or even a good restaurant. But each time we obtain something, the pleasure dissipates shortly afterwards and we are left wondering, “What’s next?” Then the chase begins anew.

For how long? Today, more and more people are asking this question. And not only, “For how long?” but also, “Why? What is the point of life?

Why are our lives unfolding as they are? Why are we in a constant race, never actually finding any rest? Why does everything become dull and tasteless once we have obtained it? And in general, if this is what life is about and there is nothing we can do about it, why do we need it anyway?

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The Hidden Reason behind All Human Suffering

The Hidden Reason behind All Human Suffering

Why Each Person Must Enter Into Spiritual Correction

Reality can be changed by anyone, so long as he or she is thinking of the Creator. If his or her soul has ripened through all the cycles and its time has come to know spirituality, it is inevitable that he or she will have to enter the process of spiritual correction and learn to manipulate the spiritual powers. It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, there will be torments and catastrophes standing ready for us wherever we go, as long as we do not realize it. In the end, we are at the center of the world, and there is no escape from that.

 

It’s All about Taking Responsibility for Your Development

We can anticipate that if we do not wake up now, there will be an increase in our troubles. The more we neglect the matter, the stronger will be the force that we will need to put us back on track. It is just like physics: when you throw something and it is diverted from the right path, the longer it continues off track, the greater its deflection and the greater the force needed to bring it back to the right track. That pattern will happen with us, too, if we do not change our ways. We don’t have a choice but to start listening to what is happening with us.

It is most urgent to realize that nothing happens without a good reason, and that our behavior influences what comes down to us from the upper worlds. We cannot act like small children, crying and searching for ways to escape the troubles of life. We must become part of a mature humanity: one that knows what it is doing and can assume responsibility for its actions. This change in attitude will begin by keeping in mind that there is always a reason for our condition. That realization will prompt a larger shift in our consciousness, and then we will start to look for the reasons behind everything that happens to us in this world.

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Why Finding Meaning in Your Life Is So Important … And How to Do It

Why Finding Meaning in Life Is So Important ... And How to Do It

There is a state inherent in the process of human development in which we feel bad without achieving the goal of creation, which is to attain adhesion with Nature’s quality of love and bestowal, even in our normal life on earth, as if it is not related to the higher goal. However, we exist in the material world to rise out of it and reach the goal of creation.

Therefore, a situation in human development comes about when we suddenly start feeling like we can no longer continue along the same lines of progress, and it is necessary to find the meaning of life. From this moment, the person starts searching for the meaning of life.

One feels a lack of fulfillment in one’s earthly desires, which cannot be satisfied with anything, and thus starts crying, “What is the meaning of my life?” One loses the taste of existence so much that one does not understand why one needs this life if he does not realize its purpose.

The person needs to realize the method of Kabbalah to achieve the purpose of creation, to attain contact with the force of bestowal and love. Humanity’s entire life aspires to this single goal, and Kabbalah lets a person discover this goal faster than one who will be led to it via all kinds of blows. [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, “Life Is Good if You Know its Meaning”]

 

Who Am I? Why Do I Exist?

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about my ascent to a higher dimension. What does “ascent” mean? The Kabbalists say: “You exist in a higher dimension but do not feel it. You have to reveal yourself as existing in it.”

I exist in two dimensions. One is at the level of “this world,” where I reside in my physical body. The other is in a higher dimension, where I exist in my spiritual body. This spiritual body, a desire to bestow, is concealed from me, and I know nothing about it. Opposite it, there is the upper force called “the Creator.”

Nature is opposite my corporeal body. In my current perception of reality, I feel bad, which pushes me to uncover the higher reality, my existence as “the soul and the Creator” instead of “the body and nature.”

Kabbalists say that I have to discover the higher dimension because that is where life’s governing forces reach me, and I along with my entire future depend on them. If I ascend, then I find out why I exist, who I am, and what happens to me. I reveal the meaning of my life and how to change everything for the better. These questions push me toward the higher dimension. [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, “Find Yourself in the Upper Dimension”]

To learn more about how Kabbalah was created solely to answer questions about the meaning of life, to reach contact with the quality of love and bestowal, and not for any other purposes that it’s been commonly misconceived as being connected to, it is recommended to take the Free Kabbalah Course. The reason is that many of the concepts and terms we have heard a lot about in our upbringing have completely different definitions in Kabbalah, and it takes a while to process them properly. Therefore, if you’re interested in this topic, then we recommend taking the free course and start learning about the world around you and inside you anew. Click the banner below to sign up for the free course …

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