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The End Of The “Magic Carpet” Operation

laitman_933Question: Operation “Magic Carpet,” under which the last 17 Jews from Yemen have been brought to Israel, has come to an end. Will all of the Jews who are still in the Diaspora come to Israel?

Answer: No, not all of them will come here, and there is also no need for them to do so.

We are in the last phase of the implementation of human society in which we must attain resemblance to the Creator, which means that we must ascend to the next level of our existence.

This is the reason that all of the corporeal sciences and arts have reached a dead end, which is not actually a dead end, but a wall that we must climb, and the ladder to climb that wall is in the wisdom of Kabbalah.

There is no need for all of the Jews to come to Israel in order to fulfill this ascent. We don’t even know where the ten lost tribes are, and therefore it doesn’t really matter who, where, or what you are.

The last ascent must be fulfilled by a small group of Jews whom all of humanity will gradually join. Therefore, although the ten lost tribes must be found, it will not necessarily happen the way we expect it to.

Question: Will it happen when the representatives of the ten tribes realize that they are Jewish?

Answer: Perhaps, but basically I believe that it will not happen in an introverted manner, but in an extroverted way. This means not by the gathering of all of the Jews in Israel, but by the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah all over the world because the Jews are not a nation and not a religion, but an ideology of the connection between all of mankind, by being one unique whole. New spiritual points will be ignited in the world, and increasingly bigger circles will be formed around them.

I welcome the last 17 Jews who came here from Yemen that closed the 70 year-long bridge. Now, everyone must look for their real component in this world and in the spiritual world, which means who we are, why we are special, and in what way—both on our part and on the part of the nations of the world, and especially on the part of the upper force, of nature.

The phenomenon called a “Jew” or “Jewish nation” refers to a special part of nature, to a special attribute. No one else has had such an influence on religion, culture, general development, or anything because no one has an internal connection with the upper level of nature.

The Jews, on the other hand, do have this inclination, but we must aim it correctly in order to bring ourselves and the world to the right state.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/21/16

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What Is Emptiness?

Question: Is there a concept in the wisdom of Kabbalah that is analogous to emptiness?

Answer: Emptiness is a special category of desires that cannot be filled, and therefore feels empty of the content it would like to have.

A person who asks this type of question is starting to feel the desire to attain and know the meaning of life, why life comes to an end, what happens after one dies, and why life is so absurd and random.

In other words, emptiness is a desire to attain something that remains unattainable for the time being because our matter is a desire to be filled with pleasure and satisfaction, and if the filling is missing and does not exist, it is called emptiness.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/31/16

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The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Does Not Deal With Miracles

laitman_624_03_0Question: There are some people who claim that they have attained Godliness and the revelations of miracles through different religions. Are there miracles or people with special abilities in the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: A Kabbalist does not engage in miracles. Everything a Kabbalist attains is internal and so he cannot show off his attainment before anyone and will never do it.

There is no point in forcing him to show some trick. It will not work. There are no miracles in our world. If we don’t know and don’t recognize the laws of nature, certain phenomena may seem to us as miracles.

If you lit a match in front of a Neanderthal man who lived 600,000 – 350,000 years ago, he could wonder how you did that and think that the fire came out of your finger, and would even bow before you and think that you are a creature from another world. So it all depends only on the relative level between two people.

Comment: When the Spaniards discovered America, the American natives received them as gods.

Answer: So the Spaniards gave them pieces of glass in return for tons of gold.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/24/16

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Speak With Your Wife

laitman_549_02Question: Why do you tell your students: “A student must talk with his wife 15 minutes a day”?

Answer: I would like you to answer me. What kind of couple talks about their relationship or talks to each other for more than 15 minutes a day in general? Most of the time a woman asks her husband to talk, but her husband refuses. This is because he thinks that this is “feminine vanity.”

When I call for my students to speak with their wives for 15 minutes a day, I mean that they should specifically talk about their relationship, talk about strengthening their familial relationship, not about home economics. This is a Mitzva (commandment) that nobody maintains!

Generally I am not surprised about the opposition to what I am saying. The human ego looks for various opportunities to denounce and criticize the wisdom of Kabbalah and Kabbalists, justifying its empty existence!
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Humanity Is A Closed System Of Souls

laitman_264_01Question: We don’t have much information about Kabbalists who have attained the high spiritual levels. It seems that they worked for themselves. What does humanity benefit from their work?

Answer: First all of humanity is a precise, totally closed system of souls that includes all those who have passed away, who are alive, who have not been born yet, those who are in the spiritual world, or on our level. It makes no difference where they are and in what form. The levels of nature are also included in this system: the still nature, the vegetative, and the animate levels.

In other words, all of nature is in perfect harmony, in connection and agreement in one integral schema, and so we should not separate a certain part from the rest. Everything is included in one system that is interconnected.

It makes no difference whether a person feels it or not. He is part of it! Everything depends on the mutual cooperation with this immense system, which is actually one unique general soul. It depends on how a person affects it and how he brings the general soul to the best state, to a state of perfection.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/24/16

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New Life #550 – Longing For The Land Of Israel

New Life #550 – Longing For The Land Of Israel
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

We have returned to the land of Israel from all the ends of the Earth because we have a special role within the entire system of creation. After generations of yearning for Israel, today half of Israelis want to leave the country. Why? Because they are disappointed….

The Land of Israel is said to be a special place; specifically there we can fulfill the most important Mitzva (commandment), “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). It is “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8). A land flowing with milk and honey, the land that has corrected relationships between people that makes everyone feel abundance ,flowing with milk and honey.

The wisdom of Kabbalah provides a method for building connection above the differences that exist between us, “…love covereth all transgressions” (Proverbs 10:12); it is a method of love above everything.

The beautiful Israeli, the ugly Israeli, who are we really? We are both this and that. It is up to us to learn to rise above all the differences, above everything, and cover everything over with love.

The feeling that we are about to devour each other is a very good feeling; it clarifies the need that all of us have here in the land of Israel for social correction.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #550 – Longing For The Land Of Israel,” 4/9/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.06.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 23

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The Book of Zohar, — Selected Excerpts, “Shmot,” “Why Exile and Why to Egypt,” Item 246

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 15, Item 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “This Is for Judah” 

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