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The Strength Of ISIS

laitman_626Opinion (zeit online, Tamim Ansary): “The true power of the IS is not in his bombs and guns or its hideous determination. It resides rather in the ingenious way in which how the organization formulates their worldview and forges a weapon: It is an apocalyptic confrontation between Islam and the West is in progress. … They will wipe out the satanic other and unite the world under the umbrella of Islam.”

My Comment: No matter what you call modern Islam, we already see the chaos it generates and spreads in the world. It also makes no difference what the true Islam is, which like true Judaism and Christianity, perhaps may not exist in our world.

Humanity must learn to live together without imposing any ideas by force but by appreciating only one idea—the inclusive connection and unity above all the differences and contradictions.
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The Wealthy Lost Billions

Laitman_004Question: During the first trading week of 2016, the combined wealth of 400 of the richest people in the world was reduced by $200 billion. According to the Bloomberg Index, the main reason for this financial loss is the economic slowdown of China and falling oil prices.

Answer: We don’t want to understand that this world has a beginning and an end, as does everything else in the world.
“This world” refers to the egoistic system of mutual cooperation between us that we built. It can exist no longer because, like a hydra, it is beginning to eat itself.

The problem is that in the paradigm upon which this world was created, everything is measured by money. But money is the equivalent of egoism according to which we can no longer measure the world today.

Question: So, what would be the equivalent paradigm?

Answer: It will be a paradigm that is not material since from a material aspect everyone will be provided for. One can see how the immigrants are inundating Europe, and the Europeans are providing all of their necessities. For example, one can stop working and certain organizations and the state will take care of him.

Question: Does this mean that the fear of being without money will disappear?

Answer: Without a doubt! Today, a person doesn’t work to meet his basic needs. Although he is still working to make more money, the cycle of money-commodities-money where human efforts are equivalent to a salary is disappearing. It is necessary to provide a person with what he needs to live, regardless of whether he works or not.

Therefore, in the future, the value equivalent to money will be only the good mutual relationships between people as humanity gradually discovers that it is the power of good being disseminated by those studying the wisdom of Kabbalah that creates the amazing property of abundance in nature. The “earnings” of a person will be determined by how much good feelings and intentions toward others come from him.

The value will be determined not according to income, but by how much he can give, disseminate, do something to rally people together. After all, the unity of people will make them assimilate with the higher nature, and everyone can receive abundance from that higher force, like good health, flourishing nature, balanced weather, and so forth. This will be equivalent to the salary of a person.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/10/16

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Are You Ready To Work Less?

laitman_547_06Comment: Co-chair of the Zionist camp Tzipi Livni suggested adding Sundays as an additional weekend day off in Israel. She believes that this would help reduce the tensions that exist in society regarding resting on the Sabbath and in addition would make it possible for Israelis to become more united, as one people, and would build good neighborliness and mutual respect.

Answer: I would have suggested three full days of rest: Friday according to the Muslim religion, Saturday according to the Jewish religion, and Sunday according to the Christian religion.

We would need to make sure that all three days were balanced properly so people could effectively enjoy their leisure time. On Sundays people could go out more, shopping and communicating more.

It would be good to prepare some interesting social and children’s programs.  After all, children would have two free days, and they would need something to do so they don’t run wild. For this we would need to seriously prepare so as not to miss the opportunity to create a correct developmental and educational framework for them that would maintain their physical and mental health.

The nation must harness the entire public for this so that they will take upon themselves a large part of the responsibility for the free time in the three-day weekend. I think that this would lower tensions and hostility in society. It should be a state program of how we spend the time freed from completely superfluous labor that is no longer necessary in today’s world.

On the other hand, there are fields of activity that could continue to operate without interruption. For example, if the work on some construction sites involves only foreign workers, why can’t construction take place on Saturdays? Let people make the decision.

And the same thing could apply to all other specialties that we need. They could have staggered schedules.

That is all it is necessary to think, to do the smart thing, without any party manners: who will benefit and how it can be adapted for yourself.

This is a very difficult proposal, around which you can reshape the whole society.  It is necessary to think about all to make wise decisions, without any party matters.

This is a very complex proposal, and it is possible to reshape all of society around it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/8/16

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The Threat Of Financial Collapse – The Atlantic Ocean Is Free Of Merchant Ships

laitman_222In the News (YourNewsWire): “Russian Naval Forces have reported that the entire Atlantic Ocean appears to be totally deserted of major freighter ships for the first time in recorded history.

“The Kremlin say that Panamax and New Panamax vessels, plus all types of wet carrier (oil/liquified natural gas) vessels including VLCC and ULCC supertanks are nowhere to be seen.

“Russia claim that the evacuation of the Atlantic ocean is a ‘clear’ sign of a coming Western economic/banking collapse, with the world’s stock markets crashing during the first part of the year being another clear signal.”

From (Superstation95.com): Commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt.  For the first time in known history, not one cargo ship is in-transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America.  All of them (hundreds) are either anchored offshore or in-port.  NOTHING is moving.

“This has never happened before.  It is a horrific economic sign; proof that commerce is literally stopped.

“The reason commerce has stopped is simple: People are not buying things.   When people do not buy things, retailers do not sell things, so they do not order more goods for stock.

“When retailers do not order goods, manufacturers don’t make anything because there are no orders to fill.  When manufacturers do not make goods, they don’t order raw materials for manufacturing.

“When there are no orders for raw materials, commodities sellers do not sell raw materials. When no raw materials are sold, there is no shipping by large cargo ships, (or railroads or tractor trailers) to move anything.

“Put simply, the global economy is LITERALLY stopping.  Right now.  Today.”

My Comment: This is so after talking about in this blog many years ago. And what will happen next? Look at what I already wrote about it in the past. And this is not a matter of gloating; rather it is so that we can be saved from the impending chaos!
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Whitening The Black Point

laitman_423_02Human growth in the spiritual world is similar to the phases of the moon, the constant renewal of the moon. The moon symbolizes Malchut, which in itself is black and doesn’t shine but reaches correction through the Ohr Hozer (Returning Light). The correction of the moon is called Kiddush (Sanctification), which is Kodesh (Holiness), meaning it rises to the level of Bina through which it is whitened. Through corrections, the black point transforms into a white point every month.

A Hodesh (Month) symbolizes Hidush (Innovation), and this doesn’t necessarily last thirty days. It is even after this when the work with our spiritual Partzuf is divided into Rosh, Toch and Sof, each one with ten Sefirot from which exactly thirty parts result. However, in the meantime, we can go through renewals every moment because we have not yet discovered the details clarifying our contact with the Creator at every point.

So, the main thing now is to try to construct oneself as an Ubar (Fetus) within the group. It is necessary to imagine that the group has the image of the Creator that it is in connection and love, and only I must become integrated with it. Through the group, I will be able to find the strength that will help me to nullify myself.

I must nullify myself regarding all of the events in life, but this doesn’t mean that I don’t need to do anything, as we sometimes mistakenly think and sit without moving in some meditation, canceling ourselves with respect to something higher. Nullifying myself means canceling my egoism, not inaction.

I specifically need to carry out actions, and there are many. I need to contend with all of the disturbances that conceal “There is none else besides Him” and, as it is written, “You are good and You do good” (Psalms 119:68) from me. I need to determine beyond all of the disturbances that everything comes from the Creator, both me and my surroundings.

There is only one black point, from which I make a clarification about myself and the environment, that wants to blacken everything from perspective of my egoism. It is only this black point that I must transform into white, understanding that everything comes by command of the Creator, according to His order, and that is how to advance.

If we make efforts like these and help each other, then very rapidly we will reach a state of Ubar.
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From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/16/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.20.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “What, You Have Given the Strong to the Hands of the Weak, Means in the Work”

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Good and Evil” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace,” “Rewarded – I Will Hasten It, Not Rewarded – In Its Time”

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

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