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Israel: An Essential Unit Of The System

laitman_936Question: You say that if the people of Israel would only unite and create good relationships between themselves, then all the other peoples, especially our Arab neighbors, will take us as an example and also begin to relate to us well, but how is this possible if they don’t see and don’t look at us as an example at all but only search for how to destroy us?

Answer: All of this is correct, but the idea is that the forces that manage all of humanity move through a unit of the system called the “people of Israel” to the other part of the system called the “nations of the world.”

The greater the unity within the people of Israel, accordingly the forces that pass through it and influence all of humanity, are also harmonious and uniting. We don’t need to convince our Arab neighbors about anything. We only need to be engaged with ourselves because everything is resolved within us. Freedom of choice is given only to us.

None of the other people have any possibility of influence what is happening, now or throughout all of human history, except for the people of Israel and only regarding what is relevant to our relationships with each other.

So, we don’t need to go to other peoples and teach them how to behave. They automatically will receive the influence of the management that will unite all. First and foremost, this will lead them to a good attitude toward the Jews as a source of good.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/18/15

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Universal Play And Its Directors

laitman_937Question: If life is a play, how can we live without knowing the rules and the goal of the director and the playwright?

Answer: It is all revealed to a person gradually. People who study the wisdom of Kabbalah attain the plan of the system of the upper providence with regard to themselves and to all of humanity.

They discover how to be incorporated in it, how to fulfill it correctly, and how to succeed personally and in relation to others.

In principle, each of us is the director of this universal play. When we unite in order to improve the plan of providence, we become one common director.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/15

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“Global Warming Is A Big Scam”

laitman_546_03Opinion (Hal Lewis, physicist): “It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

“So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it…

“I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club.”

My Comment: In our times, everything in the world is up for sale, or exchange for other benefits. This is evident in the awarding of Nobel prizes, the empty talk of the United Nations, UNESCO, etc. The circle closes and clearly reveals the primitive nature of humanity, the egoistic desire.

In principle, how is it possible to condemn these people if none of us is able to make the smallest movement without any benefit for oneself, which is the energy required for motion! Only a higher reward, the discovery of the Creator, can awaken and push a person to carry out altruistic movement.
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Surrender, Division, Mitigation

laitman_281_01Baal HaSulam, “Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind And Before”:

Surrender, Division, Mitigation (Sweetening) 

There are three discernments required of a man in the desirable path: surrender, division, mitigation (sweetening), meaning “Lights with deficient writing,” since the Light of this world was created out of darkness, “as far as light excelleth darkness,” and “What good is a candle during the day?”, its light does not shine in the daytime. This is the meaning of the Klipa (peel) that precedes the fruit. For this reason, who becomes a partner to the Creator in the act of creation, brings the Light out of the darkness, meaning considers how lowly and base one is, compared to the sublime Kedusha(holiness), and how filthy are one’s clothes. Through it, the Light becomes surrounded.

And in regards to the Creator’s question, “to fear the Great and Terrible Name,” he intensifies with great strength to subdue the evil within, so the evil servant and evil maid will surrender to the mistress, which dwells with them in the midst of their uncleanness, until he feels in his soul that the awakening for externality has expired and surrendered. At that time, he will be rewarded with “division,” distinguishing between the Light and the darkness, and will not replace bad for good and good for bad. And should he replace, meaning awaken to a necessary inclination, it will be dedicated to the Creator only. This is considered “mitigation,” the craving for the Creator, as in genuine love.

This discernment comes after he separates between the good and evil, between the Creator’s sublimity and his own baseness, and keeps “So shalt thou put away the evil from the midst of thee” in himself, for he will be so very ashamed of its doers. Then he will be rewarded with mitigating the remains of his inclination, which cannot be rooted out, and elevate them to their genuine root.

Here again the basic principle with which it is so hard for us to come to terms with is mentioned. It isn’t so obvious in our world that the good is built only on top of evil. Sometimes, it does happen that way, but we don’t see a constant pattern.

We are attracted to the good in our world, unaware that it is built on evil because, of course, the connection between the branch and the root is kept. There is no appetite if you are not hungry, and if there is no appetite, you cannot enjoy a meal, and it is so with everything. People pay lots of money and invest great energy and effort in order to awaken the desire within them. When there is no desire, a person doesn’t want to live. He doesn’t want to enjoy or to move. The lack of desire is a very problematic state for a person.

But in the spiritual world, desire is all our matter. The entire spiritual world is made of desire. We are not aware of it in the corporeal world because the desire is dressed in different forms and appears to us in the form of the still, vegetative, and animate nature and humans. We need to get used to, understand, and get closer to the perception that there cannot be any good without the revelation of evil that precedes it. Therefore, it is created as the advantage of the Light from the darkness.

But we can distinguish the Light from the darkness. If I discover in all my senses to what extent my nature is egoistic—that it is only a desire to receive for myself, and I suffer from my recognition of evil—I can surrender and distinguish the good from the evil and then reach the stage of mitigation. These three phases are necessary in order to turn the darkness into Light.

I don’t erase the previous evil state. It always remains below so that in contrast to it, I will be able to build my stature, my attainment, the gap between the Light and darkness. This contrast is very important. So, if darkness disappears in spirituality, the Light also disappears.

Thus, we should be ready to face the fact that evil doesn’t disappear from the world, but it is actually above it that we build the good state, in faith above reason. These two states are kept one in contrast to the other, and that’s the way it is until the end of correction. This contrast seems to disappear there; good and evil are built one against the other by our exertion and they become one that stem from one force, from the Creator.

These three phases—surrender, division, and mitigation—match the three states of Ibur (Conception), Yenika (Nursing), and Mochin (Maturity). First, a person surrenders, then he differentiates between evil and good, and annuls his evil before the upper. Then, he begins to distinguish, check, and clarify which attributes are good and which are bad, i.e., he begins to grow inside the upper. Then, he begins to mitigate evil by building the good above it.
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From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/21/14

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Becoming An Embryo In The Womb Of The Group

laitman_528_01Question: If the group is a womb, how is that correlated with the expulsion of the embryo?

Answer: In an ordinary state, the body rejects any foreign body that penetrates it. The digestive system digests the food that we consume, and the wastes are removed.

The function of these systems is only to absorb the energy that the body needs and to throw away all the unnecessary materials. But if a foreign body is inserted into a person’s body, it is immediately encapsulated by a wrapping, suppuration occurs, and the body rejects it.

However, when an embryo that weighs several kilograms develops in a human or an animal body, not only does the body not reject it, but it also responds in keeping it close, nourishing it, and doing everything for its wellbeing.

Interestingly, when a person undergoes a transplant—like a heart transplant, for example—he must undergo intensive treatment in order to neutralize the rejection response. However, this doesn’t happen in a pregnant woman’s body because, in that case, a special attribute of Bina, of nature, is active that develops a living body inside it. which she developed in the animal organism.

This is the reason that the group must turn into an incubator, like a womb, that receives each person and raises him. But in order to allow every person to enter the group like a womb, the person must nullify himself totally with regard to it.

Question: We go out in order to work with the 99% of the population, which we need to incorporate inside us. We learn to nullify ourselves with regard to one another in the group. Must the 99% also undergo the process of self-annulment?

Answer: Of course, they must nullify themselves with regard to one another in order to build the right group or the right human connection.

This is what we teach them through our dissemination efforts and workshops. We explain to them the theory and methodology that allows a human being to become similar to nature. After we acquire balance with nature, we attain the most comfortable and safe state. That’s why the methodology of internal upbringing and education, the wisdom of connection, demonstrates what nature is and how we can become similar to or merge with it.

We use charts, pictures, films, and scientific examples to demonstrate what integrity in nature is.  We attract our students’ attention to the fact that integral education is essential for them. We teach how to cancel oneself in front of the group, to consent to and unite with friends, i.e., we explain the laws of connection that unite detached people into a group. We use simple corporeal language to clarify these matters.

During the workshops, we suggest discussing questions that elucidate the goal of the creation, explain what nature expects from us, what particular form we are supposed to acquire, and what the result of our unity will be. As a result, these issues become our students’ individual, personal thoughts and desires.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/14

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Laitman_115_06From the News (Op-Ed): “Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership was adopted by 12 nations, it gives private corporations even greater than that enjoyed by governments. It is not surprising that it is causing such a powerful storm of opposition among Nobel laureates, public opinion leaders, and legislators. …

“After the large corporations, in fact, took power over the legislative and governmental activity in individual countries, we have witnessed the further process – the transition from the corporate power of parliaments and governments to the state when the multinationals are global supranational rulers.

“The main feature of the agreement – a massive transfer of power and influence from the state to large multinational corporations. This agreement gives corporations the right to veto national public policy and, in fact, puts democracy and free trade outside of the law.”

My Comment: The inevitable natural development of the egoism is its expansion until it is like a cancer that devours itself. At the last moment before death occurs the awareness of death and the force to give up devouring the surrounding society. This is the “path of suffering.”

But there is also the “path of Light,” when, due to the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah, under the influence of the Upper Light, the Ohr HaMakif (the Surrounding Light), the awareness that our world is basically a stepping stone to the upper world takes place, and we have no need for suffering and we consciously aspire to advance to the goal of our development that was established from the start.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.04.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 30

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 22 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Nation”   

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