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Convention In Italy – 01.15.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Convention in Italy, Lesson 1

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Convention in Italy, Lesson 2

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North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb

Laitman_049_02Question: As a result of testing a hydrogen bomb in North Korea, an earthquake occurred in the territory of Korea and Japan. Japan immediately announced that it was imposing sharp sanctions against North Korea, and panic also prevails in the south.

North Korea justified its action saying, “NATO and America are training near us and we want to defend ourselves.” The question is, where is the world heading?

Answer: The fact is that the world is not ready for a confrontation with North Korea. As long as the world is not united, it cannot defeat even a dictator.

This is because any dictator, no matter how small he is, has great strength of will, and since all the rest of the world are separated from each other. Each has their own plan in mind of how to organize this and therefore, they will not be able to win.

We have reached a stage in which only thought wins, and at present it is disunited. So, to the degree that large nations enter into this, to the same extent, they weaken themselves.

As a result, in the present stage, I believe that North Korea is invincible. It will continue to develop. The people will suffer, but will remain proud of their isolation, hunger, and wretchedness.

Just give a person an idea that he needs to live this way, and this idea is sustainable when it generalizes people. Even if they don’t have what others have, this is not important. They fill their bellies with what there is, and the main thing is the atmosphere that he has at home. Nothing else matters.

In Russia, for example, even though today many live in large and wonderful apartments, they nostalgically remember sitting in a small kitchen with a guitar, vodka, and sausage. If the soul of life disappears, what is the point in living?

People today aren’t satisfied, and we see how various values from the old Soviet world gradually are returning. From this, we also can understand North Korea. People have something from which they can derive meaning.

The future lies in the program of creation. When the goal of nature is attained, a person exalts its program and evolutionary formula, and how to develop becomes clear.

Nature aspires to unity and pushes humanity toward this as well. If we understand this and go along with the program of nature, we feel no resentment, neither on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate, nor on the level of human society.

It is only in this way that everyone will reach a state in which they will be concerned about the general system of connection with each other and will achieve everything within it. This is because life balances specifically through the union of opposites.

I wish us all success in this and a good year!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/6/16

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Drama On The World Stage

laitman_202_0Question: In general, it is considered that the greatest power is the nation, the second power is the communications media, and the third publicity. Is this what influences the world?

Answer: No. That’s the way it seems to you.

Everything that seems as if it exists to you: the communications media, government, publicity, the whole world, all of it is a stage upon which a performance is played out. And who is its director?! These are two forces, positive and negative, between which we can create a balance.

But we don’t create this balance, so unfortunately we see a constant dramatic presentation that we could transform into something normal and human, providing happiness, confidence, and inspiration.

Through our unity, we could influence the government, the leaders of the nation, simply changing their minds! They are no more than performers. Where do their thoughts come from? From where do their desires appear? From where does today’s situation come from? How does all this become integrated into the world? To discover this, we must rise to a level where the creation of the whole system of management happens.

Question: Suppose that I like this idea, I even agree with it. Another five people agree with me. Then what?

Answer: Nothing. It means that you will be beaten as long as the rest of the seven million don’t agree with you.

Question: Why would I sentence myself to such suffering?

Answer: You have no other choice! The system of the world management is arranged to bring all of humanity to an integral connection between them; all of nature is linked to this.

Humans have spent so much time outside the general laws of nature that it is now necessary to understand and recognize the evil nature they began with—egoism. But freedom of choice was given to them specifically so that they would reach balance consciously and not through blows.

Before humanity became a small global village with an interdependent economy, trade, science, culture, and so forth, this question didn’t exist; they had to become integrally linked. This began in our day because we grew and became locked together into a single system.

We influence the climate, all of its life, whatever you want! All of us are in a single mass, so we must reach a good common understanding.

Humanity has begun to think: how can we do this? This is the concern of every leader because he sees that he cannot control the situation. Even America depends on everyone. How can they do what is best for them? They cannot do this in any other way! This is because the entire system is falling apart: Everyone is an egoist; every nation pulls in its own direction. What can you do about it? Nothing.

So how is it possible to join everyone together? And they answer: “Oh, these Jews who are sitting in a small nation somewhere can do something, but they don’t want to.” This is what everyone feels subconsciously! And this feeling is just continuing to grow.

And they are right, because in the Torah (the wisdom of Kabbalah) it is said: the entire world depends on us. If the Jewish people would be correctly connected together according to the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), then the same thing would also exist throughout the world.

We must bring the world to mutual integral cooperation, this is the goal of the existence of the world, toward which all of nature is moving. So the necessity to return the Jewish people to their place appeared, so that they would create an integral and connected nation here and would become the guide for this concept to the whole world.

The moment we begin to create a state of good relationships between us, we will immediately become a beacon in the eyes of the world! They will breathe a sigh of relief: “Finally these Jews have started working!” And they will only help us.

Comment: But on the other hand, you say that this is already happening somewhat.

Answer: In the meantime, the recognition of evil is happening in a negative way. We are beginning to understand that we have no other choice; not America or anyone else in the world will help us; the war will not stop and each time will only become more difficult. Upon whom is it possible to rely?

And here the people are gradually beginning to listen, like a person having been hit who becomes more sensitive. But this development through suffering is certainly not desirable.

Comment: But in the nation there are various streams among us: the right wing, the left wing….

Answer: That is all children’s games! You understand that people are puppets on strings; thoughts and desires are placed in their hearts and accordingly that is how they act. Everything is determined only through the connection between us. Only relative to this do we have an influence on history, nature, and the world.

Question: So in your opinion, are you saying that all the people of Israel must learn the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: No. They don’t need to learn anything. They just need to reach an understanding that our existence depends on unity and connection.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is not a study but a real connection between people that Abraham made 3,500 years ago when he created our people. People from tribes, families, various small nations who lived in ancient Babylon gathered around him and they united above all the differences between them on the basis of a common ideology, and from them the Jewish people were formed.
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From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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Surgery Performed By A Robot

laitman_565_02Question: A surgical operation to remove a tumor near a person’s heart was carried out in Belinson hospital in Petach Tikva. The amazing part is that a robot performed the operation. When the patient woke up after the operation, he got up and began to walk. The next day he was released from the hospital and didn’t even need any pain killers. This procedure seems to be the beginning of a new era, but could it be that the patient agreed to trust the robot?

Answer: As paradoxical as this may sound, this kind of surgery is much safer. I once flew in a private plane and the pilot told me that, when it is foggy or when there is a landing problem, he switches on the automatic pilot that can take off or land the plane without the pilot’s help. It turns out that we already have the technology that can do everything.

Question: Will the use of this technology make different professions redundant?

Answer: Of course, it is better for professions related to the human body like surgeons, dental technicians, and so on because people make many mistakes, and in addition, these areas are rife with corruptions and bribery, etc. while a robot doesn’t need money. Therefore, there are many fields in which robots can replace man.

Question: What will people do if robots replace them?

Answer: A person will lie idly and think about the good life, but it will not be guaranteed. Unless he finds the good life, he will feel bad with or without robots since robots will not make people happy. The problem is that we are evolving in a desire that pushes us to the question about the meaning of life, and it would be much better if we could get rid of this desire and not think or contemplate about anything.

More and more questions about the meaning of life come up as our desires grow, so a person loses interest in being healthy, strong, full, and satisfied, as well as in questions as to how to enjoy a holiday on a certain island or a show in a night club. Everything becomes meaningless, unpleasant, and even repulsive, and there is nothing we can do about it.

The problem is when a person feels a new type of desire for something that is above his corporeal existence. So, even if we provide our body with maximum comfort, it will be meaningless.

Even if we created an infrastructure that would keep us busy from morning until night, like in Disneyland and go wild like kids, we would not be able to detach ourselves from reality because the upper leadership has paved the way along which we should advance and reveal the meaning of life.

Therefore, we will not be able to stop these thoughts or cut them off. It seems that we are looking for something, but in fact we are constantly looking for answers to the questions about the meaning of life. We must undergo all of these experiences and find out that they don’t satisfy us. The most important thing is to come: providing the exact answer to the question about the meaning of life.

This is the reason that robots will not help us, and it is better if we manage without them. However, we should ask ourselves why we need a heart if we always feel it squeezing with terrible pain and emptiness.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/5/16

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Is It Possible To Change Fate?

laitman_281_01Question: Can a person who realizes himself through the wisdom of Kabbalah independently change his fate?

Answer: Certainly, when a person realizes himself, he begins to understand why he acts the way he acts, why he is managed like this, and what the consequences of his actions are. It is not easy to reach this, but he can attain a state in which he will adhere so much with the Creator that his influence on the Creator and the influence of the Creator on him become absolutely transparent to him.

Question: Through being involved with the wisdom of Kabbalah, can a person change his attitude toward the world as well as change events that haven’t happened in our world yet?

Answer: The results of the events are always the same: the correction of the person. Let’s say that I’m in school, and it makes no difference how I behave and what I do, I must graduate. I could be beaten, left behind a second year as a punishment, or on the contrary, be encouraged, but in any case, I must finish school.

Question: Isn’t the desire to reach revelation of the Creator in the best way also an egoistic desire?

Answer: Of course, everything begins from an egoistic desire to escape suffering. However, then we begin to understand that the characteristic of bestowal, unity, and altruism is above all else.

This understanding leads to the fact that we begin to work with Upper Light, which corrects and changes us to such an extent, it makes no difference to us what we receive in exchange for our work. Being in the property of bestowal is above our egoistic nature. This is a great reward.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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laitman_222_0Question: What is the revelation of the Creator? Does it happen when you transcend the Machsom (barrier)? Is it the exit to a new dimension?

Answer: The revelation of the Creator is the revelation of the one general desire in our unity, above our personal egoistic forces.

Question: You say that the Creator only wants what’s good for us, but how can He want anything? Is He alive?

Answer: This is how, in our feelings, we perceive nature’s (the upper force’s) attitude toward us.

Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah explain Spinoza’s theory that God is nature?

Answer: God is everything, and everything is nature.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.15.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Make for Yourself a Rav, and Buy Yourself a Friend-1”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 46

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace,” “The Wheel of Transformation of the Form”

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