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God Carried Out An Act Of Terrorism?

laitman_284Comment: A year after the massacre at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a new edition was published depicting God on its cover with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and hands soiled with blood. The Vatican immediately protested.

Answer: Why was the Vatican indignant? Didn’t God to this?! Who creates all the problems in the world?

After all, God said: “I created the evil inclination” (Kiddushin 30b). What is the origin of all the terrible crimes and everything else? Our evil inclination that the Creator created in us: so turn to Him.

He gave us the evil inclination so that we would correct and reeducate ourselves, but we are not doing this. The second half of the phrase “I created the evil inclination…” is “I created the Torah as a spice.” Therefore, it is necessary to take the Torah and use it correctly.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how to change our nature from an evil and egoistic nature to a good and altruistic nature. That is how God will be revealed before us correctly. Then we, the evil inclination, and the good inclination will be aimed correctly and will rise to the level of the Creator. That is what the Creator created the evil inclination for.

When we use only one characteristic without the other, we don’t have anyone to blame except ourselves, and anyway the Creator created even this in us.

Therefore one must turn to the Creator, but through the second half of His statement.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/7/16

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Escaping Europe

laitman_430In the News (The Star): Marseille Jews are being asked to go without the kippa ‘until better days’ amid a rise in anti-Semitic violence – a recommendation that’s being met with ire. …

“Religious Jews in Marseille are facing a wrenching choice: Whether to wear the skullcap that proclaims their religion or tuck it away in hopes of staying safe. …

“An attack this week was the last straw for the Marseille Jewish community’s religious leadership: A machete-wielding 15-year-old slashed a Jewish teacher in the street. Under police questioning, the boy invoked Islamic State.

“Zvi Ammar, head of the Israelite Consistory of Marseille, asked Jews to go without the kippa ‘until better days.’ Kippa is the Hebrew word for skullcap, while it is known as a yarmulke in Yiddish.

“Ammar called it the hardest decision he’d ever made. His words disturbed and divided French Jews and non-Jews alike, and evoked Nazi-era fears.

“And they were a slap to the French government, desperate to reassure its Jewish community — the world’s third largest — and a nation shaken by a violent year.

“The president called the recommendation intolerable. Two Jewish legislators wore kippas to French Parliament in protest.

“It means that we are projecting part of the responsibility on the victim,” France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, told The Associated Press.”

Answer: About 70-80 years ago there were calls that Jews should remain Jews and continue to wear kippas along with all the other typical Jewish features, which led to the extermination of the people. After all, there were those who tried to convince the Jews not to flee from Eastern Europe before WWII and to remain Jewish. And 6 million were killed.

Who kept them there until the end and called them to stay? The leaders of the nation. If the leaders has risen and said “we have to leave immediately,” everyone could have been saved. After all, Hitler wanted to transfer the Jews to Palestine and they were allowed to come to the US at first, but they refused. Why? Because the religious leaders held them back.

I believe that all European Jews should first take off their kippas. The Torah says that if you are being threatened you have to do everything in your power to remove the threat. This is called protecting the soul.

Second, no one will protect them if they start killing Jews and it will not even be reported on the media.

Question: So what should they do?

Answer: Leave on time. If the past doesn’t teach them, there is nothing I can say. The Jews are called a stiff-necked people.

Question: Where should they go to?

Answer: The safest place for them is Israel, or at least another country where they can live in, like America for example.

Europe is no place for Jews anymore after WWII. People tolerated them for a while as a way of paying for their earlier sins, but the Jews have no future there.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/13/16

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Chernobyl Is Flourishing

Laitman_720Comment: It has been 30 years since the explosion at the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl. Recently scientists decided to check what is going on in the surrounding area around and installed 42 cameras.

They discovered that over the past 30 years the number of animals in the area increased many times over.  There are animals that had disappeared from that area a hundred years ago and even animals that were completely extinct, like wild rats, the brown bear, Przewalski horses, buffalo, and foxes.

One of the international group of scientists that conducted the research, Professor Jim Smith from Portsmouth University, was quoted in New Scientist‘s article “Wildlife is thriving around Chernobyl since the people left“: “Whatever negative effects there are from radiation, they are not as large as the negative effects of having people there, …”.

Answer: Man is the most harmful force in nature and is even worse than a nuclear bomb. Without man’s interference the ecological balance is restored; even if it seems that certain species have totally disappeared, nothing in nature actually disappears forever.

It seems that certain animals devour others and that they seemingly become extinct, but if the ecological system needs certain species, they will be restored. If animals become extinct, it is the mark of man on nature by his attitude. When man is absent nature flourishes.

Question: What should we do so that nature should flourish with us and that we will exist in it?

Answer: We have to correct ourselves in order to achieve that because we have destroyed the human being in us, and as a result we destroy the future and make the earth an unlivable place.

All of nature was created for man’s sake, so that by living in this world, like an animal, he will ascend to the next level of his evolution, expand his senses and their boundaries, and feel the upper world through this world. Our world will simply withdraw to the sides before man and like in a movie and he will see that there is another dimension behind it. It is indeed so.

I advise you to come closer and to enter this new reality that exists and is ready for every individual and for all of us together.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/8/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/15/15

Laitman_025_01Question: Is the soul transferred genetically?

Answer: The soul is not transferred to anyone, doesn’t disappear, and is not born. The soul is a permanent component a person has that he has only to discover inside him. It exists in each of us like a point, like a drop of semen, which we have to develop. When it develops, a person sees that he doesn’t have to do anything with it since it is perfect and perfectly compatible with his other attributes.

Question: When I study The Book of Zohar I feel a strong emotional struggle. Do I imagine that or do the letters have an effect on our feelings?

Answer: You influence what you are learning. It alters you, squeezes, twists, and changes you internally, and rightly so. As a result, your perception will become more three-dimensional. Continue and you will see how it makes a person more versatile.

Question: I used to be a Protestant and lived in a monastery for four years. Fate brought me to the wisdom of Kabbalah, and when I enter a monastery today I have different feelings. The study of The Zohar has brought me closer to my soul and led me to find a group in which I can develop. Could the study of Kabbalah lead me to another place in life?

Answer: Perhaps, but it makes no difference. You will continue to develop and will constantly be critical of what is revealed to you. Try to look at yourself from the next level, from an upper level, so that you will not continue to develop on the same level that is managed by your mind and your desires and you will not be wrong. Good luck!

Question: Do all our troubles stem from that fact that we remain on the level of the corporeal body and have not been taught to be human?

Answer: Yes, all the troubles we feel are because we have not yet received the right education.

Question: Is an illness a sign that the person has diverted from the right path?

Answer: No, an illness is a sign of the wrong connection with other people in a single system in which we all define one another. We exist in a state called mutual guarantee. My state doesn’t depend only on me but also on everyone else and how I affect everyone.

Question: How do you know if you make the right choice?

Answer: It can only be solved in the group. The right choice can only be if we yearn for unity in our group and thus want to influence the world.

Question: How should I behave with those around me who pull me to a lower level? Should I ignore them or descend to their level for a while? Will I have enough strength to rise again from that level?

Answer: You will need a few other friends to raise the others from a lower level to a higher one. An individual never has enough force to rise again. It can only be done together with others.

Question: Do only people with the point in the heart have free choice or do religious priests, politicians, and scientists also have it?

Answer: Free choice is given to simple people, to the masses. However, those who hold high social positions, like great scientists and politicians, upon whom the destiny of other people depends, freewill is taken. All those who are called world leaders are merely puppets on a string and have no free choice whatsoever.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/15/15

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How To Deal With Terrorism?

laitman_547_06Question: If we unite, will we be able to defeat terrorism?

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah we have to unite against our internal evil, our egoism. This evil is not in a person himself but between people. If we unite, both terrorism and all the other problems in the world will disappear.

Question: How long will it take for all the people in the world to start establishing friendly relations? Will they will keep shooting each another until then?

Answer: Nature has its own rules. We have to reach an integral society, reach the new level of our evolution and to discover the next world, which is higher than our world. Today we live on the level of animals, not on the human level. The word “human,” Adam in Hebrew, stems from the word “Domeh,” to resemble, general nature. We have to ascend above ourselves.

When we begin to sense the world in two opposite forces that are balanced between good and evil, then we will see a totally different picture above the one we see now, a perfect eternal world of forces and mutual actions. This is the world that we should discover now while living in our body, and this is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us.

Question: So should we stop bombing ISIS and engage only in our own personal growth?

Answer: No, we should continue our struggle against ISIS and other terrorists. If you are attacked or threatened, you should precede your enemies and kill them first.

But through physical actions alone, we will not achieve anything. We have to establish good relations between us, the right mutual relations through which the good force that is concealed in nature will be revealed in the world. Then it will begin to balance the evil force and organizations like ISIS and everything that is in the form of evil in this world today will disappear.

In the meantime we simply restrain them by bombing and fighting against them, but they will not disappear unless the good force of nature affects them.

This is what is happening in Europe, and we are helpless. Terrorism will grab more and more parts of the world until it fills the whole world. This is how we will be forced to accept the method of correction.
From “The Echo of Moscow” Radio Program 11/25/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.19.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 9

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Gatehouse of Intentions,” Item 78

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