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Israel: Hope Of Revival

laitman_746_03Comment: The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam spoke about the return of the Jews to the corporeal land of Israel as the revival of the nation and an opportunity to fulfill its goal.

Answer: The point is that the people who have returned to this land have to organize and unite in the form of the nation of Israel. It isn’t just a collection of people who have been living here for 70 years after the establishment of the country or for 130 years since the first wave of settlers, the first Aliyah. We must first understand the basis on which a new state and a new nation can grow so that it can really be called the nation of Israel, which means that is focused straight to the Creator, at the attribute of love and bestowal. This isn’t the situation at the moment.

Herzl also dreamed about gathering all the Jews here, which was physically right but for which the nation wasn’t ideology ready. The state was established on socialistic principles and disputes that couldn’t lead to anything positive.

Comment: Baal HaSulam hoped that there would be some revolution and that the Creator, which means the law of love and attribute we live in, would bring us to this land and compress us into one whole.

Answer: In the 20’s of the previous century Baal HaSulam thought that he could bring 3.5 million Jews here, mainly from Poland. This could have been a great ascent for the state before it was established. In addition, he hoped that he could raise them ideologically and that although they were all from Jewish villages, he would be able to tell them what their mission comes down to. He dreamed that he would have a small circle of ten students and that they would work together and study and that the mutual relations between them would make waves of true unity. But this was not realized.

The hope was that the nation that gathered in Israel would become a one unified whole in time, but actually it turned out to be the other way around: it dispersed and disintegrated. Even today the social stratification continues and so does the opposition of one part towards the other. This will go on until things explode and we will be thrown to every corner on earth. The Torah says that if we are not compatible with this land, it will chew us up and vomit us out. If we are compatible with it, it will be a land flowing with milk and honey for us. Unfortunately, in the meantime we are nearing the state in which we will find ourselves on the outside.

Question: So what can we do if even the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century didn’t manage to accomplish this?

Answer: Baal HaSulam didn’t succeed because people didn’t listen to him. He is not to blame and neither are the others; we simply have to work harder. Today we have many more opportunities and we try to do whatever depends on us in order to set an example of connection and unity for the world. This isn’t easy either, but we are trying, and let’s hope that we will eventually succeed.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/14/15

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Getting Closer To The Creator

laitman_207The Torah, “Numbers” 9:13: But the man who was ritually clean and was not on a journey, yet refrained from making the Passover sacrifice, his soul shall be cut off from his people, for he did not bring the offering of the Lord in its appointed time; that person shall bear his sin.

If a person feels that he is pure and that there is no egoism in him that can be corrected, it means that he hasn’t worked on himself the whole year and has nothing to offer as sacrifice. The word “sacrifice” in Hebrew stems from the word “to get closer” and to rise to a higher level.

This is why this weekly section of the Torah is called BeHaalotcha (as you rise). Thus a person who hasn’t revealed and exposed anything in him and has nothing to correct because he considers himself perfect cannot ascend the spiritual levels. Such a person has nothing to advance with. However a person who systematically cleans his “stables” and sees what he can correct and what he can’t and brings to the Menorah what he can correct so that it can be corrected gets closer to the Creator.

Comment: A person is considered holy in our world if people believe that he is pure and has nothing to correct.

Answer: No! A holy man is someone who constantly finds the “carrion” inside him and continuously reveals and exposes increasingly greater reasons inside him for correction and fulfills that. He is constantly dynamic and there is no end to it.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/15

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What Do We Live For?

laitman_202_0Question: You explain that the wisdom of Kabbalah gives the answer to the question: “What does a person live for?” I still don’t understand what the answer to this question is. What do we live for?

Answer: We live so we can answer the question, “What do we live for?” After all, when we answer this question we attain the purpose of life, its meaning.

Question: What is the purpose of life?

Answer: The purpose of life is to attain the root, the upper force. As soon as you attain it you reveal the new path of development. You start becoming similar in a greater way to this upper force. Then you attain yourself and the surrounding reality in a completely different way. You attain it in the new senses. You reveal a higher world.

Then our corporeal world becomes only a means for you. But the most important thing for you is to attain the upper force in its entire fullness, to become similar to it in order to be the same as this force. This is the purpose of life.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 6.21.15

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This Imaginary World

laitman_433_02Question: Recently I hear you talking about an imaginary reality we exist in. But I hear you; you are talking to me. And I am trying to understand, what is imaginary here? If this is imaginary, then what really exists?

Answer: That’s right. What appears to us as reality that we perceive now is called an imaginary reality because it exists only in our imagination.

It seems to us that we are within a reality, while in fact that reality is within us. Everything is the other way around! This is revealed to Kabbalists the moment they begin to enter the perception of the spiritual world. Right now we have a hard time agreeing with this. But this is what Kabbalists tell us.

One who begins to feel the upper world understands that the reality we perceive now is imaginary. It exists in our five senses that depict an imaginary picture to us where we are in a huge world and everything surrounds us. In essence, everything is inside of us.

Modern physicists in their latest discoveries say that we are in a made-up reality, in some computer program, and we cannot say that the world we feel exists objectively. It exists in our perception, our senses.
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From Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 6/21/15

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Competition As An Engine For Social Development

laitman_547_06Question: For an ordinary person success means family, an orderly life, financial security, safety, or in short, everything that is attained through competition. But he has already grown tired of this chase. How can he reach a simple normal life that he can consider successful?

Answer: It is becoming very simple in our world. If we are speaking about a corporeal body, we have to provide it with healthcare, a pension, and a good environment. But one person cannot achieve success that way. It is attained by society, by all its members together. This is the reason that a person has to create an environment that will provide him with healthcare and a stable life, with everything that he needs.

Question: But in our society success is attained through competition. Can it be attained differently?

Answer: In our society success is attained through competition because our egoism has two directions. One is to dominate others and to be above them, which puts a person under great stress and leads to great waste of energy and constant pressures. The other direction is the attraction of the corporeal body (the same egoism) to complete rest. These two opposites exist in us and make competition a necessity. It awakens us and forces us to work hard.

What is more, the conditions of competition can be very different: the competitor can be my rival or my colleague. I am basically for competition when it comes to good deeds, when a person struggles to do something for the sake of society.
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From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 6/17/15

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Imaginary And True Freedom, Part 7 – Approach To A New Paradigm

laitman_278_01Question: When I go “out of myself,” do I become someone else and completely identify myself with all the processes of nature?

Answer: You could say that. But the fact is that there is much more change. After changing our entire psychology, after changing our perception of the world to other worlds, nothing is left of us from the past.

Now we cannot talk about the state “outside of myself” because it is difficult for us to describe it. Today we are only in an egoistic paradigm and our point in the heart demands that we leave this paradigm. We are slowly but surely approaching what is needed to go out to the next level of existence; nature is driving us towards this. But in the meantime, this need is implemented in the form of depression, drugs, terrorism, and an inability to solve any problems.

To be continued….
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/11/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.12.15

Lesson on the Topic: Preparation for the Conventions

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 52

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings,” “Love Thy Friend as Thyself”

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