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Who Does The Land Of Israel Belong To?

laitman_933Comment: Not long ago a well-known Egyptian theologian came to the University of Haifa and conducted a series of lectures for Arab students. In one of them he indicated, that from a realistic point of view the Jews have no fewer rights to the Temple Mount than the Muslims.

His words aroused complaints. Students shouted that he indulges the “Zionist invaders.” And it happened in our University of Haifa!

Answer: All the state is working to ensure some way to appease those who vote against the government. We, all of us, exist here according to the will of God. So I don’t see any contradiction between what is really going on and the incident at the University of Haifa where probably more than half the teachers and students are Arabs. I would call this institution one of the largest Arab universities.

And how many Arabs do you think are studying at Jewish, religious Bar Ilan University? For a long time we have stopped being the owners in charge of the nation, the people, or the land. From this we can conclude that there is no proper education and formulation of the question.

People who receive an Israeli passport, not necessarily Jews, must feel they are citizens of this state, and not take a non-religious university into national religious wars. That should not be. Otherwise, the government should declare itself a religious organization like the Arab states.

Arab students receive serious ideological education directed against Zionists. And this isn’t so with the Jews. The Jews are not tied to the land or the nation, so they don’t show any resistance. The Jews don’t understand how valuable this land is. The land of Israel possesses an amazing characteristic; in a certain way it connects a person with higher forces.

This is the place in the world where you can find your spiritual destiny, and because I am here and not somewhere else is on the basis of the root and branch. It is very important to be in here. A man who understands this feels he has no other place on Earth. Then he reacts differently to everything and has the right to protect this land.

And those who don’t have these roots don’t feel this. In the Six Day War we conquered Jerusalem but due to a lack of a clear ideological foundation, we have now given up what we won because it was not important to us. So all flows gradually away from us drop by drop.

I am not against all of this also belonging to Islam. I am against all of this belonging only to Islam. In general, Israel doesn’t need to belong to religions, but should equally be for all people on the face of the Earth. Religions are a product of human egoism.   We must by all means pull out all that belongs to the spiritual from religious dictatorship.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/4/16

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Is It Worth Expending Effort On Procreation?

laitman_629_3Question: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, we shouldn’t waste energy on attaining temporary corporeal desires. My daughter absolutely refuses to have children because it takes up vital resources. Is she right?

Should we expend energy on giving birth to the next generation?

Answer: This is a very logical and relevant question today. A person who gets married in his 30’s will have to take care of his family in the following 20 years until his children grow up and are able to take care of themselves and become independent. This means that instead of spending the best years of his life on his spiritual development, he has to dedicate them to bringing up his offspring, not knowing what they will live on and how they will make their living in the future.

Is it worth it? We may say that according to our current lifestyle humanity has to make sure that it continues to exist. People have to work and to invest their energy in having a family and bringing up their kids and, at the same time, they should implement the wisdom of Kabbalah in their spiritual development.

The wisdom of Kabbalah wasn’t given to us so that a person could study for 24 hours a day or during all the time he doesn’t work. By providing all his basic necessities of living, working, and having a family, he will fulfill the connection between himself and the rest of the world as the system of creation and nature require.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is a practical science. Some who study engage in it as a profession. They begin to work with the population, become instructors or Kabbalah teachers. The ratio of ordinary teachers in our world compared to the population is one teacher for every fifty people, while the number of Kabbalah teachers is much smaller, and without them we will not be able to manage in the future.

Our aspiration is reaching the point of having  a great number of Kabbalah teachers so that for every 50 people in the world, there will be one Kabbalist who will lead their team, teach, and take care of that group. Gradually all of humanity will be divided into different groups headed by a Kabbalist teacher. These teachers need to continue studying, developing, and improving their skills, while ordinary people will have to fulfill what they have received like a student who graduates from school, leaves his teachers, and implements what he has learned.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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Environmentalists In A Panic

Laitman_702_01Question: At the North Pole recently one degree below zero was recorded instead of the 30 degrees below zero that is usually recorded there. The ecologists claim that Storm Frank, that caused heavy rains and storms in Britain, brought a stream of warm tropical air to the North Pole. Why is this happening?

Answer: The Earth is out of balance because we humans are completely out of balance with each other.

Until the First World War nature and humanity were not global. A short time after the First World War, the Second World War began, and following the war and the destruction, the reconstruction of the world began, and the development of the Internet began. All this led to the fact that humanity has become truly global, but functioning and connecting incorrectly in our small village.

This development created a terrible mess, a state of complete universal contradiction; on the one hand, there is opposition between one another and, on the other hand, absolute dependence upon each other. It is like in a family where each one depends on everyone, but they don’t love one another, and criticize each other.

Question: Would you compare the conflict between people with what happens in nature?

Answer: Certainly, after all, humanity is at the highest level of nature! We think that nature is composed of only the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate, but isn’t humanity a part of nature?

We are locked together in a terrible mutual aggression, and all of nature – with us. We all become one single instrument, a system that is completely broken and cannot find the possibility to come to internal equilibrium.

We have already been in this kind of state for 40 to 50 years; it is a huge problem that continues to grow. The year 2015 was a demonstration of our imbalance, and the year 2016 will become a year of testing; will humanity understand what is happening to it, why this imbalance exists, and how to get out of it.

That is, it is up to us to recognize the problem and understand that the most important thing is that all of us together must hasten to save nature because if people do not begin to restore the harmony that is imperative in an integral system that is mutually connected, then our world will simply crumble.

Question: What would it mean to hurry to help and save nature?

Answer: First we need to unite among ourselves, and secondly, to do everything we can not to overthrow the balance of nature. We don’t have time; we have already crossed the red line.

Question: Do you think the year 2016 will be the turning point?

Answer: No, we have already crossed the turning point, but because this is happening gradually, we have the possibility from the human level of balancing the rest of the levels of nature, because the human level is the highest.

If we all begin to align ourselves in our thoughts, unite into one whole, complementing each other, if it is our task to sustain everything that happens, and survive on this planet, then we will be able to restore everything.

Question: What would compel an egocentric person to behave like this?

Answer: It would have to be an unavoidable threat to the life of all of humanity and the person himself as well!

We need to reach a state where the UN will truly become the United Nations, an organization concerned with the survival of humanity and preventing the narrow policies of a limited number of nations.

That is, everything depends upon humanity. The question is, how much blood will this cost? Either this will happen rapidly and with little bloodshed, or there will still be many years of wars, suffering, and additional problems until humanity will come to its senses and begin to achieve inner balance. The balance of humanity will also balance nature, and then, where necessary, gardens will blossom, and where it is not necessary, there will be snow and ice.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/1/16

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Man And The Creator Are Partners

laitman_571_03Question: Do I systematically fail in finding a job, as well as in my marriage, because of my own choices, or is it predetermined by upper forces?

Answer: You should try to do everything you can to improve your situation, but, at the same time, you should understand that everything depends on the upper force. This means that you should believe that everything comes from the same force and, at the same time, make efforts on your part toward correction. Thus, you and the Creator become partners and together determine your path.

Question: What should I do if I am not interested in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, but life brings along one blow after another and leads me to study?

Answer: You should be grateful for that since if it weren’t for the blows that life brings along, you wouldn’t have reached the wisdom of Kabbalah. This is a very good diagnosis of your state. There are people who study Kabbalah and hate it and the Kabbalists but feel obliged to continue studying. Later, they understand more deeply what a treasure they have been given and why the upper forces compel them to continue studying, and the study changes them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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Where Can We Hide From The Onslaught Of Refugees?

laitman_430Question: You once said that refugees will start coming from the East towards Europe and that this will have severe consequences. I live in Germany and I would like to know what I should do, and whether I should flee back to Russia?

Answer: Russia will not be safe from these forces! There is only one way to escape them and that is by drawing the positive force into our world without running away anywhere.

Humanity exists only in the negative egoistic force, which leads to clashes between us. However, we can create the right motion forward but only by drawing the positive force into our world that will balance the negative force and make our world a harmonious place. This is the only free choice we have and the only way to correct the present situation.

Comment: But many young people enter Germany every day and behave as if they own the place and not as people who need help.

Answer: Of course! It would be naïve to think differently! These immigrants believe that they should be provided with shelter and money, and the Europeans don’t understand yet who they are dealing with so they measure everyone according to their standards.

But from the immigrant’s’ perspective, Europe owes them; their attitude is “serve us; do everything for us and then get lost and we will take your place.” It is very simple! They are carefully and specifically guided as to how to bring this about.

What I said many years ago is now being manifest, and so in the next decade we will see how Europe changes, voluntarily,  in a democratic way.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.13.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Question and Answer with Michael Laitman

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 21

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace,” “Proof of His Work by Experience” 

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