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An Autistic Child In A Regular Classroom

Laitman_088Question:  In schools that integrate autistic children, there are often conflicts between parents of the autistic children and parents of ordinary children who don’t want their kids to study in the same classroom with the autistic children. How can we explain to parents that they should accept this correctly?

Answer: The point is that it isn’t the parents’ problem but the problem of the whole education system that actually lacks the element of education. Unfortunately we don’t educate people but engage in teaching a small human machine to later grow up to be a robot, a screw in some bigger system.

When schools teach a child it doesn’t mean that they educate him to be a human being: a person who can connect to others and mutually cooperate with them, to build himself, a family, a society, a world. Schools have no ability, powers, or trained staff to do so.

This is the reason that we cannot expect parents to see things open-mindedly and to understand that the presence of an autistic child in the classroom allows the other kids to see the world and society differently, and to learn to mutually cooperate with others.

They don’t understand that all the kids in the classroom benefit from having such a child among them, since he needs the mutual cooperation of others and they have to help him. From a social perspective it is the trump card in a group of students.

But modern schools are built according to totally different principles, and therefore, anything that might be considered an interruption in the “creative” process that pushes a small creature to acquire maximum information is undesirable. Nothing is required of him but to be a good egoist, compete against everyone else and the hell with others; you have to be first.

Who can we turn to here? To the parents? The parents were brought up in exactly the same way as their children are; they live in the same world, so what is needed here is a serious profound change of the system.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/9/15

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A School For Young Parents

laitman_281_02Comment: Today many parents sheepishly say: “My child speaks to me disrespectfully, argues about every little thing, complains about everything, and is reluctant to do even the very basic things.”

They are terribly worried about their children’s behavior, but at the same time don’t understand what they are doing wrong.

There is no distance between grownups and children anymore and no respect for adults. Children turn into absolutely mad creatures and it is very hard to communicate with them. Parents really don’t know what to do with their children.

Answer: The point is that we don’t set normal standards of behavior for children. It says: “educate the child according to his own needs.” This is the reason that parents need to undergo a special training program.

If a young couple wants to have a child, they should take courses of self-education and child education even before they get married. Because all the changes they undergo will be conveyed to the embryo since we are in a closed system that is mutually and totally connected.

Our society isn’t ready to bring up children and parents don’t want to take any responsibility that parents have to take.

This is the reason that we have to oblige parents to be ready for the birth of their child and to know how to bring him up. They have to be in a learning environment like a school all the time; let us call it a school for young parents. This should be a state law.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/9/15

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What Are You Living For?

laitman_238_02Midrash Raba: the MA”N can even taste like meat. Therefore in order to justify the demand for meat the hoard began to mount the MA”N with different desecrations.

Some of them complained that it was true that the taste of the MA”N can be different but it looks the same all the time. There is no joy in having MA”N for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner.

Others complained that it is very difficult to live without any reserves and that they always worried whether they would have enough MA”N the next day and if not their families might starve. So why shouldn’t they be allowed to store MA”N.

The real reason for all their complaints was that only the great righteous could live happily on the MA”N alone.

This means that it is about what you are living for: is it for a corporeal cause or for a spiritual one? One has to fine tune the question here and not postpone it until his last day. A person has to decide what he lives for now; he has to see how he ends each day as if he has nothing else in life.

The problem is that a person shouldn’t think about tomorrow’s supply, but live the moment in the good sense of the word, which means that he gives everything he has now and lets it go. Then he will surely advance correctly! In other words, if he invests, he invests all the way. Otherwise he doesn’t raise MA”N.

Question: Does this mean that he doesn’t count on the fact that when he works for spirituality now he leaves something for tomorrow?

Answer: Unfortunately not everyone has the power to do so. After all, we see how difficult this is. But gradually the Light comes in portions and does correct us.

Then there is a state in which you can tear yourself from your body without leaving it anything; tear it and make other calculations, but this is the result of the Light’s work. Every penny simply adds up to an account that brings you closer to spirituality.

Comment: Unfortunately we don’t see how all the pennies fall into the money box and bring us closer to spirituality.

Answer: We don’t need to see it since otherwise we will be like the horde. This is the reason that our work is called above reason.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15

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Time Of Judgment

Laitman_119The period of time between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av (the 9th of Av) is considered to be the most difficult period of the year. There is no mysticism about this. There are simply “forces of judgment” and “forces of mercy” in nature. These three weeks until Tisha B’Av, which are called “The Three Weeks” are a time in which the forces of judgment are particularly at work.

These are forces that place before us particularly great demands for correction, clarification, and introspection. But since we are not ready for this and are unable to transform these forces of judgment into forces of kindness and mercy, we feel particular pressure at this time, many problems and all kinds of punishments.

Question: There are people who are afraid to go to the sea with their children at this time. Is this fear justified?

Answer: There are pleasant, good, and desirable periods, and there are unpleasant, bad, and undesirable periods. The best time is Purim. This is the symbol of the completion of correction, which is called the “coming of the Messiah.” However, when we correct ourselves, the unpleasant and bad three weeks before Tisha B’Av become the most successful period.

Tisha B’Av is considered to have been the worst day for Jews throughout all of history because on specifically this day the First and Second Temples were destroyed, the Jews were expelled from Spain, and a multitude of other disasters happened, and in spite of all this, we can transform this day into the best day.

Question: Couldn’t it be that this is simply a self-fulfilling prophecy because we expect their unpleasantness?

Answer: It is not a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is talking about the activity of forces that existed even before the appearance of humans on the face of the earth.

These forces prepare themselves for such activity, even in the upper worlds, that later becomes materialized in our world, the lowest and worst of all the worlds. The forces of judgment and forces of mercy were created in nature from the start. These are the left and right lines, and the person is in the middle. If we can tilt the world in the direction of compassion and kindness, then we correct all these bad forces, all the judgments, all the unpleasant situations, into good situations.

But this is possible only on condition that we connect and unite. Otherwise, we have no possibility of doing this. So, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” is considered to be the general and essential law of the Torah, which includes within it all of our corrections, all of the actions that we must carry out in this world.

We cannot only stop the forces of judgment, but also transform their action into something good. They will become forces of good, much better than those forces that now seem to us as good that spoil and pamper us.

Nature is preparing terrible disasters for us for the next ten years. This summer Europe has been damaged by terrible heat that reached 50 degrees centigrade. At the same time, scientists predict a decrease in solar activity and the arrival of a new ice age.

If man himself corrects the forces of judgment and transforms them to good, he can use them to direct their action, with the help of all of humanity to correct all of humanity, the entire world, ranging from relationships between people to the climate, all natural disasters: typhoons, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and more.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 7/14/15

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Two Rules For Advancing In The Desert

laitman_747_01The Torah, Numbers 10:33-34: They traveled a distance of three days from the mountain of the Lord, and the Ark of the Lord’s covenant traveled three days ahead of them to seek for them a place to settle. The cloud of the Lord was above them by day, when they traveled from the camp.

Question: What is the meaning of a place in spirituality?

Answer: A place in spirituality refers to a desire. Advancing in the desert toward the land of Israel symbolizes the ascent of Malchut to the level of Bina. This is the reason that a choice has to be made between different combinations of Malchut and Bina that will lead us to correction in the best possible way.

We act according to a maximizing formula. I must choose one option of all the options that I have by which I will not be able to miss any of my desires and will be able to correct all of them. If I correct only some of them and advance while some remain below, I will not be able to advance.

This is the reason that the advancement in the desert depends on two criteria: The first is moving only in the direction of increasingly greater bestowal, and the second is maximum incorporation of all the desires in this movement. This means that, if I move from one side to the other, I must make sure that all of my desires move in that direction.

Everything depends on the vector that I choose. If I am in a state where I don’t know where I am and where I should go, it means that I must move only in the direction of yearning for bestowal with all of my attributes. There shouldn’t be any attribute left that wasn’t served.

It says, “…the Ark of the Lord’s covenant traveled three days ahead of them…” This refers to the spearhead that advances with his eyes closed, being totally connected to the Creator, feeling which way to go by a sixth sense, realizing that this is the only way it can advance toward a more purified attribute.

He doesn’t leave any of his attributes behind, feeling connected to each of them, but they don’t pull him backward and he doesn’t pull them forward. The result is a balance as they help each other and don’t interfere with one another.

The movement forward must include the whole soul with all of its attributes! One step forward takes into account the studying of all the attributes, the review of all the options, so that none of them remains below, even if it takes forty years. It is as Moses said in Egypt that we are leaving Egypt without leaving anything below the Parsa. It is the same thing here.

Question: Does this mean that everything a person was given, including the worst attributes and the most terrible character, help him reach the end of correction?

Answer: Absolutely! It was created by the Light and has become opposite to it so that a person knowingly will invert everything back to its origin.

The Creator has created everything, including the most terrible people so that later they will be corrected and reach the highest point of the spiritual world, thus ascending above all of the righteous.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15

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Jethro’s Return

laitman_740_02The Midrash “Behaalotcha,”: Jethro, however, insisted on a return to Midian. I have an urgent reason to go back there – he explained to Moshe. – Not only did I leave in Midian all my possessions but I want to teach the Torah to all my family and those friends that I left at home, and to convert them to my faith.

In addition, the year when I left was a year of drought. I borrowed money from different people in order to support the poor. If I do not return, my debtors will think that I’m trying to avoid retribution.

Think about the fact that I am needed in Midian, not here.

If we interpret the above paragraphs in the language of correction, it will mean that anything one ever consumes egoistically has to be corrected. Everything happens inside us and we are the ones who make calculations only with ourselves.

Only because we once already used certain types of desires do we have a chance to refer to them again. However, this time we have the Torah with the help of which we can correct our ego, otherwise it’s impossible to return to the prior states.

Jethro’s trip to Moses was necessary because he had to take Moses’s energy and then go back. By doing so, Jethro corrected the way the people of Israel were arranged by splitting them in tens, hundreds, and thousands.

Jethro knew where and why he was going since his mission was to correct the place where he was a leader (master). In other words, anyone who comes to an understanding of what Israel is acknowledges the reason why they aspired to reach this understanding: to acquire the knowledge for the sake of bringing it to the people and correcting them. Then, through Israel, the knowledge spreads to other nations of the world from above.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.31.15

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 07.30.15

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Autism: A Sign Of A Transitional Period To A New Reality

laitman_627_2Question: Why has the number of autistic children, living in their closed world, increased by 50 times in the past 30 years?

Answer: I think that this trend will be maintained and grow.

Autistic people are those who already are required to have the perception of the next reality. They can feel a few realities simultaneously, a few levels of humanity.

We are now in a qualitatively new stage of human development. We see that we have lost connection with this world. We cannot be found within it. It frightens us. It is shaken up all the time, and we have lost our previously precise forms of mutual cooperation with it. I consider autistic people to have more of an inclination to perceive the next picture of the world than others.

They are more developed. If we were to take a modern person and compare him with uncivilized people who lived several thousand years ago, he would seem strange also, washing his hands, brushing his teeth, saying hello and goodbye to everyone and so forth.

So, the appearance of such a number of autistic children is a clear sign of a transitional period. We must simply understand from where all this is derived.

It is connected to the general ecological system, but there is no need to search for a cause since the entire system of the world—all of its levels, still, vegetative, animate and human—are moving in parallel, and the fact that the number of autistic children has grown in the past 30 years by 50 times shows that we are going with giant steps toward the next stage of humanity.

I think that we simply need to accept this view, at least as an addition, and from there begin to discern these changes as practical, as imperative for humanity.

In other words, it is necessary to consider autism not as a disease that must be healed and not suppress autistic people with the help of drugs and make them into supposedly normal people. On the contrary, we must study them, use their characteristics to understand that in them the coming state of humanity is revealed somewhat.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/9/15

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