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What Makes Us Stronger

Laitman_514_02Comment: Scientists believe that the mantra “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is very accurate and correct. Seventy percent of the world populations agree that everything that happens to them in life makes them stronger.

Answer: All the afflictions we undergo do make us stronger, invigorate us, raise us, and move us forward. This is a precise Kabbalistic principle! I am very glad that people are finally coming to the correct conclusion. Now the question is how can we use this feature in a realistic, meaningful, and productive manner.

When I encounter a series of problems I should know how to benefit from it, just like in the Eastern martial arts where you use the force, energy, and weight of the opponent in order to overpower him. We have to learn how to do that in everything we encounter in life.

A person should actually take advantage of the negative situations in order to rise above them. If you want to get rid of a negative impact, you should ascend above it correctly, and then you begin to realize that this is a clear Biblical principle: The evil that you encounter is help against, which means that the evil was sent to you and you use it as help. Thus a person can ascend in spirituality because he can use all the negative experiences he has in life in a positive manner. This is how we quickly ascend above ourselves.

Question: Can we apply this to our careers or to our relations with relatives and family?

Answer: Yes, with all negative experiences! This means that I actually ascend everyday above everything that happens to me in life, above tens or hundreds of feelings, negative experiences, and blows,

Question: What does it mean to ascend above them?

Answer: To ascend to the Creator who is the source of everything we experience. He is calling me to ascend above them and to get closer to Him by sending me all the negative experience, and thus I reveal Him.

Question: Does this mean that the Creator is actually found in the negative experiences?

Answer: Yes. His thought is in these blows, and if I solve them and use them correctly, I discover Him. It is a very simple rule, ascend!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/20/16

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A Different Newton

Dr. Michael LaitmanComment (russian-bazaar.com): “UNESCO has added the alchemical manuscripts and theological works of Isaac Newton, stored in the National Library of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), to the official list of the greatest spiritual treasures of mankind. …

“Newton had no wife, no children, so after his death in 1727 the entire archive of the great scientist was handed over to his nephews and kept in their homes. For decades, Newton’s heirs tried to sell the archive, sincerely believing that it should be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, like the archives of Faraday, Maxwell, and other greats. Several times the heirs frequented employees of the library of Cambridge, the British National Museum and other respected institutions who weighed the possibility of buying Newton’s papers, but after a cursory acquaintance with manuscripts they recoiled from them like the plague, and purchase conversation ended.

“In 1936, Newton’s archive was put up for auction. Here, part of the manuscripts related to the scientific alchemical researches were bought by Lord John Maynard Keynes. He later on the basis of their study published a scandalous article “Another Newton,” in which he argued that the great physicist considered himself primarily a mystic and theologian, and still believed in God, not so much in the Christian as in the Jewish sense of the word.

“After that, it became clear that what so frightened historians of science, browsing the archives of Sir Isaac Newton, was that his manuscript heritage does not jibe with the image of a materialist, a supporter of pure science, practicer, tester, and follower of theory, which was created by his biographers. Manuscripts blown this way seemed to be an attack on the shrine.

“Meanwhile, at the same auction, a large portion of the manuscripts by Isaac Newton’s heritage was bought by a certain Abraham Shalom Yehuda. …

“Yehuda was familiar with Newton’s book Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms and was hoping to find new ideas for their research in the works of genius.

“Yehuda showed the new acquisition to his friend Albert Einstein; together they decided that such a treasure should not be stored at home and in a public place, and offered it as a gift to Harvard first, then to Yale. But both of theses temples of science categorically refused to accept these manuscripts, even from the hands of the authority of Einstein. …

“In 1951, doctors told Abraham-Shalom Yehuda that he was terminally ill. By that time his views had changed dramatically – he became a staunch Zionist and therefore decided to transfer the archives of Isaac Newton to the National Library in Jerusalem.

“The library gratefully accepted the gift, but after the death of Judah, his successors began a long legal process, and as a result, the manuscript arrived in Jerusalem only in the late 60s of the last century. The study of them began only in the 1980s, and since then, several monographs on the worldview of the great physicist were published.

“In particular, it became clear that Newton had devoted a lot of time to the study of the Tanakh and Kabbalah in Hebrew and considered the model of the Temple in Jerusalem to be the model of the universe, and was confident that in the original text of the Torah, by means of encrypted secret codes with some other texts that cover the main secrets of the universe, etc. In addition, Newton tried to look behind the veil of the future, and following the Jewish mystics, calculated the date of the arrival of the Messiah, as well as predicted a number of individual things to come. In particular, on the basis of these calculations, it is claimed that in 1880 the Jews would return to the land of their ancestors, and in the 1940s, after some terrible disaster, which would kill millions of people, in the Land of Israel the Jewish state would be reborn. The coming of the Messiah will be in the year 2060.

“It is clear that for Newton, such followers of academic science was not necessary; because they recoiled from his manuscripts and legacy, they gained their last refuge in Jerusalem. The great scientist’s works are still hiding their main secrets.”

My Comment: Many more interesting facts about human history are still hidden and will be opened in its last days …
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The Control Of Consciousness

laitman_232_02In the News (aeon): “The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do. …

“For example, it uses short messages that tell us what to do which appear for a moment and we are unconscious of them. …

“Guided by social science, marketers were quickly learning how to play upon people’s insecurities, frailties, unconscious fears, aggressive feelings and sexual desires to alter their thinking, emotions and behaviour without any awareness that they were being manipulated. …

“Relaxing music in supermarkets obligates us to move slowly and buy more products. …

“Most of the meaningless thoughts and feelings are chosen by experts in the areas of marketing, fashion and entertainment. …

“To understand how the new forms of mind control work, we need to start by looking at the search engine – one in particular: the biggest and best of them all, namely Google. The Google search engine is so good and so popular that the company’s name is now a commonly used verb in languages around the world. To ‘Google’ something is to look it up on the Google search engine, and that, in fact, is how most computer users worldwide get most of their information about just about everything these days. They Google it. Google has become the main gateway to virtually all knowledge, mainly because the search engine is so good at giving us exactly the information we are looking for, almost instantly and almost always in the first position of the list it shows us after we launch our search – the list of ‘search results.’

“That ordered list is so good, in fact, that about 50 per cent of our clicks go to the top two items, and more than 90 per cent of our clicks go to the 10 items listed on the first page of results; few people look at other results pages, even though they often number in the thousands, which means they probably contain lots of good information. Google decides which of the billions of web pages it is going to include in our search results, and it also decides how to rank them. How it decides these things is a deep, dark secret – one of the best-kept secrets in the world, like the formula for Coca-Cola.”

My Comment: This is not the only method that is manipulating us. But does it matter? After all, according to Kabbalah we have no freedom except to yearn for each other; see the terms for free will. So we must see how much a person is captive and how through using the wisdom of Kabbalah he will become totally free.
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Happy April Fools Day!

laitman_288_1Comment: April Fools Day is a day of fun. It is also a day of foolishness and jokes. There are many great jokes related to April Fools Day! This is the only holiday that unites all people of all genders, races, ages, and religions.

Answer: People do eccentric things. If there is the slightest reason not to pay attention to terrorism, war, problems, and fear, then eccentric things that are childish and free raise you above yourself.

People love humor more than satire because although it indeed creates happiness, it leaves an unpleasant impression. In humor there is pure happiness because it manifests a brilliant spark in the human mind, which invents such states. In humor they describe situations in two sentences that are internally contradictory so when one of them contradicts the other and eliminates it and at the same time both of them exist, this arouses happiness in us. We are happy about mental revelations like these, practical jokes like these, and love these situations. In this way we are like children.

Question: What would you wish for our viewers on the April Fools Day holiday?

Answer: We need to draw a conclusion about this holiday. A person loves being elevated above himself! After all, we laugh at ourselves, at our ego, at our limitations, at the naïve faith we have about things we are told, what the communications media and strangers “feed us.” In fact, we always remain little children. We only lack a warm and secure world so that it will truly be the subject of constant warmth and happiness.

We all know how good it is to be a child, if only school and the rigid educational system and everything else wouldn’t suppress him, he flows through life, growing well, where all of his pursuits match what his soul is drawn to.

We can create a life like this for ourselves, and along with it not feel as on “April Fools Day” when we seem to be fooling ourselves. If we just fool our egoistic nature by being above it, persuading our ego and working together against it, it will suddenly seem possible that our nature is in our hands. Let’s help each other not to fool others and ourselves! And we will see that it is possible to build a wonderful world and society with good mutual relationships and give a permanent example to each other. Then April Fools Day will continue all year!
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Compare Yourselves With Losers

laitman_627_2Research (mignews): “To make it easier to overcome the difficulties of life, you need to compare yourself with those who are worse off than you.

“Each of us certainly feels regret. It may be rash acts [that] ensued fatal consequences and unfulfilled dreams. To survive disappointment and envy of those who have achieved the desired, you should compare your success with those less fortunate than you. According to scientists from the University of Concordia, this rule is equally applicable to both the young and the elderly.

“’We learned how people of different ages cope with regrets. One of the most common mechanisms is social comparison, which can be either positive or negative, depending on whether people believe that they are capable to change something. In general, when they compare themselves with those who are worse, they do not feel so bad as comparing with the more successful people, which makes them unhappy,’- told the authors of the study.

“’Emotional stress associated with regrets can cause hormonal disorders and malfunction of the immune system, making people become vulnerable to various diseases. We believe that a comparison of his situation with the less profitable improves emotional well-being and prevents health problems,’ – scientists conclude.”

My Comment: This is the right advice for departing from depression and worry, but after moving from the negative state (the left line) to the positive state (the right line), we must stop ourselves in the satisfactory state (the middle line) to actually weigh and respond to the situation.
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New Life #604 – A New World Order

New Life #604 – A New World Order
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah analyzes what happens in the world from the perspective of the upper world and the system of leadership. The world has changed greatly. In the past, countries had plans for many years ahead and today this is practically impossible.

Islam was dormant and now it is suddenly awakening. But this awakening will soon die out since new energy sources other than oil have been found. Americans were greatly dependent on the Arab States because of their oil, but now the US has oil resources too, so that’s it. The US will lose interest in the Middle East.

Islamic terror will die out when there will be no more money to fund it. Iran will go on with its projects, but Russia will restrain it so that both countries will not be brought down. Muslim immigrants that have conquered Europe are now in the US, but they will soon be limited. Israel is a technological superpower, but the US doesn’t need us anymore. China cannot be a superpower since it doesn’t have the brains Israel or the US. Israel will be like a small island in the ruined Middle East. Turkey will remain strong and Egypt may rise.

But the most important change is that nations that have the spirit of unity and connection will be the strongest. Growing egoism doesn’t allow countries to get closer, and only Israel will provide the method of connection. The major factor that will determine which country will be strong is the unity between its people. The alliance between all the states in the US will collapse and the US will be divided into fifty states.

Only those who are strong in spirit will prevail. We are facing the era of spirit. Those who will be close to Israel will succeed. The unity in Israel, that is now divided, will stem from the wisdom of Kabbalah and then we will be a “Light unto the nations.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life #604 – A New World Order,” 8/4/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.05.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder” Article 15

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 15

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15, Item 7

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 921

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