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Spies In The Land Of Canaan

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Numbers,” 13:3 – 13:5: So Moses sent them from the desert of Paran by the word of the Lord. All of them were men of distinction; they were the heads of the children of Israel. These are their names: For the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zakkur. For the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

All the names in the Torah, and especially the names of the spies, have a special inner meaning. Their numerology symbolizes attributes by which the future land of Israel can be explored. This is the reason that we have to reveal and expose these attributes inside us,  prepare ourselves for them, and make them a group. In this group, made of the heads of tribes, they are correctly united. Thanks to this force of unity, they advance towards a gradual equality of their attributes with those that are in the land of Canaan and see to what extent they cannot fight them.

In other words, the force of togetherness, connection, and unity that they attained is not enough to overcome the force of the ego that can overcome them and tear them to pieces. They simply don’t understand how to overcome and dominate it. But the state they are in is absolutely correct. It is impossible to say that they had missed something while exploring the land and that they couldn’t clarify things. Everything is correct! All the attributes by which a person intends to conquer the land of Canaan are not enough to conquer it.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/30/15

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A Good Example Of Education For Everyone

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is so special about the education method that you suggest? After all they also speak about love of others in schools and about the need to treat friends nicely, but we see that it isn’t working.

Answer: Talking about how to behave has nothing to do with education, since education is based on learning from examples. Only examples operate on and influence a child. If we want an adult to be well educated, he too needs to have the right examples, just like a child. We have no choice. We need to establish systems that will set an example of the right relations between people. But from where can we take such examples if everyone mutually hates one another? Who will set the example for us?

Therefore it is necessary to organize special workshops in small groups called tens for all sectors and social classes within the population. We hold such circles all over the country in Israel: in Eilat, in the Tel Aviv harbor, in Tiberias, and in other cities. Many people already know us. If a person participates in such a circle, this circle becomes an example for him and he begins to feel that something special is going on within it.

Strangers who find themselves sitting next to one another by chance begin to communicate in the circle according to certain rules and about a certain topic and begin to discover feelings of connection, unity, warmth, and understanding. Their eyes shine and they look at one another in a totally different way than they did when the workshop began. People totally change during this 15-20 minutes. All this disappears, of course when they go home afterward. A person has to repeat this process every day and then after a week or a month he will change.

What I say is based on the great experience I have had. I have many students in Israel and all over the world who thus are changing and so are the new people who know what the success of the world depends on and how we can rise from the general global crisis that is founded on mutual hatred between all the countries, peoples, and individuals.

We can overcome it instead of advancing towards terrible destruction. The Torah says that we will reach a state in which “a person’s enemies are in his home,” which means that a person will see that everyone rejects him, is distant from him, and refuses to understand him, within his own home.

Is it possible to live this way?! After all, we know that our body lives and operates in harmony between all its parts while a dead body is destroyed. So let’s choose the right way!
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 8/2/15

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Erev Rav And MAN (Mayin Nukvin, Female Water) From Heaven

Laitman_632_3The Torah “Numbers” 11:4 – 11:6: But the multitude among them began to have strong cravings. Then even the children of Israel once again began to cry, and they said, “Who will feed us meat? We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt free of charge, the cucumbers, the watermelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now, our bodies are dried out, for there is nothing at all; we have nothing but manna to look at.”

For what reason did the nation begin to complain, after all, there weren’t any previous assumptions? Since in their midst was “Erev Rav (the mixed multitude).” That means that all the desires of the nation had not yet been purified from the ego, and since these desires called, “Erev Rav” were so close by, they were afraid of the Creator, but worked for their own benefit, for the benefit of their “Pharaoh.”

Imagine a man who has fear of the Creator and executes all that is written in the holy books: in the prayer books, in the Shulchan Aruch. For what? I carry out all that which is spoken about, and You should carry out what you promised me! That is called, “Erev Rav.” The person, as if, exists near the Creator, and as if, provides for himself a future in the Garden of Eden. He can even die knowing that before him awaits Nirvana (complete rest). There are known cases when, at the last moment, terrorists were arrested, they shouted that they wanted to die. This is because they were ready to enter heaven in another moment.

The Erev Rav incites the nation, meaning man’s desires, and he begins to complain. He doesn’t accept what he should. This is because all the movements in the desert are empty movements. A person doesn’t receive anything. He just needs to move forward. He is given just a small sign that he is going for something, a small, fabricated cloud. When can he feel the presence of the Creator more clearly? When he performs some violation and gets punished for it, “Oh! I came to know that that’s forbidden.” And then it turns out that one must do something. These egotistic desires are saying, “We don’t want to settle for the Creator’s request.”

Since what is the meaning of MAN (Mayin Nukvin – Female Water) in the desert? Specifically thanks to my being in the desert, I have nothing. It is from the state of complete hopelessness that I can find the one and only way, the way to the Creator. I no longer have anyone to turn to!  When I turn to him, it is called MAN. This means that MAN is the raising of my prayer, specifically my request to the Creator and only in the desert! Only when I am completely empty and I have nothing, not for the benefit of the body and for the sake of those near me, and not even for the next world. So then I can turn to Him. And by doing that I fill myself, this turning to the Creator fills me.

Actually, I don’t receive anything except a one-sided connection with the Creator. If I act in this way, then MAN comes to me from the sky, and I am nourished from it and begin to fill my soul. But it is filled only by my turning to the Creator! Thus, we are not talking about MAD (Mayin Duchrin – Male Waters), which is the filling from above (answer from the Creator), but specifically from the fabricated referral, one-sided, unanswered, not based on anything for the Creator, from within the state of hopelessness.

I don’t want any favors or pleasures of this world, I don’t want anything except the desert that makes it possible for me to turn to him in a one-sided manner (that’s because it’s not known if I turn to Him or not), and that’s enough for me. That fills my soul. If in this way I can move forward, then I go into the desert and pass through it.  It is said that the manna had all kinds of flavors. Everything that I feel in the manna depends on how much I can connect the egoistic desires to my relation to the Creator. Then accordingly, I feel that I, as if, am filled with all kinds of things.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15

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A New Flood

laitman_746_02In the News (m.ria.ru): “The natural disasters we encounter indicate that the world is on the verge of an era of unstable climate. As a result of the slowing down of the revolution of the earth, 1-2 seconds have been added to a 24-hour period in the last few years.

“This is actually the main reason for the disruption of the earth’s energetic balance, of this enormous electric machine. The earth is on the verge of the first phase of a global transition process. The weakening of the earth’s magnetic field has already been observed at the beginning of the 20th century and the stable decline in the frequency of its revolution has been observed at the beginning of the 90’s. The decline in the velocity of the earth’s revolution by one second per year creates an enormous emission of thermal energy.

“The solar system together with the earth moves in the galaxy in elliptical spiral orbits. The big time step equals 200 million years and the small step equals 26,000 years, half a cycle, 130 hundred years matches the date of the last global flood (11,100 BC).

“The first phase is short and active. A fast braking of the earth is taking place resulting in the emission of great amounts of heat which leads to global warming. During the second phase, the magnetic field is stabilized and the earth gradually increases the frequency of its revolution, which leads to its cooling: the icebergs will be restored and the ocean will reach its previous level. The energetic balance of the earth will be stabilized during the third phase.

“After the last global flood there was a massive wave of immigration from the east to the west, while now the immigration is about to be eastwards.”

My Comment: We must restore the balance between us and become one united society, which will balance all of the earth’s parameters because the energy of civilized society is above all the other systems. It is in our power to regulate and manage the force of unity above personal egoism.
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Weekly Russian Canadian Info: “What Do We Jews Owe The World?”

The weekly periodical Russian Canadian Info published the article: “What Do We Jews Owe the World?”

Russian Canadian Info

“It is clear to everyone that a problem exists with the Jewish people. They are unique. Even though our people are only 0.2% of the population of the world, it laid the foundations of culture, education, and religions for all humanity. The world is obligated to it for development in various areas.

“The Jews constitute 27% of the Nobel Prize laureates in physics and 31% of the Nobel Prize laureates in medicine. They received half of all the Pulitzer Prizes. 37% of the directors who have won an Oscar are Jews. Not to mention high-tech, the start-ups and the internet.

“The list of the ‘Jewish legacy’ could continue for some time, but the impression that is created is that nobody appreciates us for this. We are waiting for the world to recognize our services: ‘See how much benefit we have brought.’ Yet this benefit is not taken into account.

“Furthermore, the Jews have been persecuted throughout history. The charges are different: the death of Jesus, the economy, politics, control of the world…and it reaches the absurd: The Jews are accused of organizing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and even a Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

“They ‘find’ our footprint in a wide variety of disasters, and there is no end to these fictions. Both 100 years ago and 1,000 years ago the attitude towards Jews has not changed. In the best circumstances they would tolerate them, in the worst circumstances – they would destroy them.

“This seems irrational to us – the reason changes all the time, and the hatred remains.

“This is talking about a unique people who have preserved their uniqueness until our day. This is a group of people, headed by Abraham, who left Babylon and decided to live according to the principle of mutual love and assistance. They became a people thanks only to this, and this was their entire foundation. If there were no such foundation, then the Jews wouldn’t have been a people, and they would not feel themselves belonging to each other.

“Like Abraham who once explained the need for unity to his students, much later standing before Mount Sinai (the mountain of hatred – Sinah), Moses also taught the people: ‘If you will be as one person with one heart, then you will go on the right way to the land of Israel. If you accept the method, you will become a people. Otherwise, here will be your burial place….’

“And even today the Jews must bring to the world the knowledge about redemptive unity. But in general we flee from our mission; we want to be like everyone, only so that they will treat us well.

“But again the statistics about attacks on Jews is rising, Mezuzahs are torn from the doors of houses, and swastikas are drawn on the asphalt. We are again blamed for all the major problems of the human species.

“’Anti-Semitism is the shadow of the Jewish people….I am a physicist and I know that everything casts a shadow. The shadow that my people cast is anti-Semitism.’ (Albert Einstein).

“The idea is that anti-Semitism is not a chance phenomenon and not someone’s whim. It is latent in the program of nature as a means for influencing the Jewish people, not allowing anyone to escape or disperse.

“Anti-Semitism has become an international, global phenomenon, and zealously it comes to be expressed with the consent of billions of people. It is no longer hidden, but operates absolutely out in the open.

“In the modern era, the world is watching us, and without knowing how or why, they are beginning to demand from us the law according to which we will live tomorrow. After all, our present life seems more and more unbearable, hopeless and irreparable from day to day. We don’t see the picture of tomorrow in it any more. And people unconsciously feel that the answer is with the Jews.

“The world feels that there is a secret with the Jews that they don’t want to reveal to others.

“This feeling is indestructible, and ultimately it is up to us to understand what they want from us. Truly, what is the secret that is concealed in us? After all, what is it that we keep in us, what is concealed in the Jewish people without their knowledge? This is the sublime, beautiful, alluring, brilliant goal and future of the world.”
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.14.15

Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “A Handmaid that Is Heir to Her Mistress,” “The Reason for the Concealment of the Kabbalah”

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