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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/7/16

laitman_216_01Question: What should my intention be when I read Kabbalistic sources?

Answer: I should have only one intention: to discover the uniqueness of the upper force that manages not only my perception of the world, but the entire world. Everything stems only from that force, and I must reveal it and connect to it so that all of the sights that it invokes in me will serve as phases in its direct revelation.

Question: What forms of art help us discover the soul?

Answer: Kabbalists don’t use any forms of art to express their feelings, other than music and poetry.

Question: If a student of a Kabbalist writes a book, is he closer or more distant than we are?

Answer: If we are speaking about a true student of a real Kabbalist, he can even write a book that is closer to you, a book that can serve as a bridge for you to more serious sources. However, it is always a good idea to read the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash. I also consider my books as a bridge to the sources.

Question: Will there be another commentary to The Book of Zohar?

Answer: I don’t think that any other commentaries should be written, considering all of the materials that have already been prepared.

Question: Is it true that the Hebrew language has a special power and that wonderful energy stems from it?

Answer: I see millions of people who speak Hebrew, but I don’t see any special, wonderful power in them. No miracles happen in our world, and if something seems to be a miracle, it is because we haven’t revealed its cause and source.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/7/16

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Is The Solution To The Crisis A Redistribution Of Wealth?

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (inosmi.ru): “The world was not prepared for the economic crisis, in which many people lost their jobs. Under these circumstances, the refugee crisis erupted. …

“The present crisis – this is not a confrontation between states. The present crisis – this is where the international community cannot stand together against this danger to all threats such as terrorism and climate change. Currently, as a result of global capitalism, when a person has no control over money, the gap between rich and poor is increasing. I believe that politicians should not engage in ensuring growth, but in the redistribution of wealth.”

My Comment: The redistribution of wealth alone does not solve the crisis. Indeed, according to the pyramid of needs, the most important things for a person are “food, sex and family.” But it is impossible to provide people only with what will give them prosperity, profit, and the satisfaction of needs.

Terror is ideological and therefore money is not destroyed. A forced redistribution of wealth is a revolution, civil war. While the politicians are busy with the redistribution of wealth, but in the other direction, as it has turned out 1% of the population has almost all the wealth of the world.

So no solution remains except the re-education of the person himself. As paradoxical as it seems, it is necessary to change people. There is no other way! Only in this mode is it possible to solve all the problems in the world.
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“Secrets Of The Health Of The Social Organism”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (world.crisis.ru): “The chairman of the All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League Viktor Makarov noted that among presenting problems, as well as traditional addictions, in leading position of patients demands for help right now are: anxiety, panic attacks, insecurity, and fears about the future. And the same fears about the future, more and more are coming to the fore in Europe. Until recently, for residents of developed countries if they had insurance, fear of the future was unknown. Now, financial security cannot protect against problems associated with the destruction of healthy human values. …

He [Alexander Yuriev – Doctor of Psychology, professor of Russian politics, head of the Laboratory for Scientific policy advice of the St. Petersburg State University] noted that the post-global changes lead to significant changes in consciousness and behavior of modern man. A socially and politically injured person believes that the main condition for survival and success is the ability to show no qualities that could provoke aggression in friends or rivals. A traumatized person tries to hide his emotions: no surprise, no indignation, no joy, no sorrow, no superfluous words. He believes that only complete impermeability gives him peace of mind, security and success. Behind this is the experience of its sharp polarization of society into enemies and friends… . But this tactic of conduct is useless in times of post-globalization: man is ‘defined’ by sites he searches on the Internet, by his circle of friends, by his party, with whom he is connected, and his routes of its transportation around the city, the country, the world – he lives in a ‘glass house.’…

A.I.Yurev said that fear is displaced by only one – the meaning of life, and the main meaning of life – it’s love. He stressed the direct relationship between of all these factors, the force of vitality, the meaning of life, a person’s goals and values. …

“Numerous problems of the planet suggest that we need a fundamentally different platform, a different outlook on life and approach to psychology. …

“Just as all physical illnesses appear as metabolic disorders, as well, all social problems, mental illnesses are a consequence of a violation of a healthy relationship between human beings. It is the restoration of the right relationships and values that the work of psychotherapists should be aimed. For this, you need a precise definition of spirituality.

Spirituality is a state of the inner unity of man with the surrounding world, a sense of (or at least an understanding) of the interconnectedness of all created beings as the children and parts of the Most High, the one whole. Spirituality gives the state and feeling of happiness (I – part of the Almighty living in harmony with Him). When this harmony is broken, there is an infinite number of different kinds of problems and diseases. Mental health is the foundation of the physical, psychological, and social health. …

The social body is sick when the healthy relationships between human beings are destroyed, when the mental health of the people is broken. This can be compared with the liver, kidneys, stomach ceasing to cooperate with each other. Conversely, society is healthy and strong when there is high spirituality – when one takes care of the interests of others as their own interests. …

“Every year, more and more scientists are coming to the conclusion that the world that surrounds us is based on the holographic principle. …

“The holographic principle of the universe means that every part of the universe at any given time contains complete information about all that exists. Scientists have found that every cell in the body at any given time has complete information about the entire body – so that from any single cell the full body could grow. …

“And this connection exists between everything that exists. All humans and animals.

We are all part of a living unity, even though the physical eye mistakenly consider themselves separated from each other.

The research results of many modern scholars suggest that we are all part and parcel of a single energy-system, which is the right thing to call God.

The essence of all religions, all spiritual exercises is to transform egotism (selfishness) in love. Egocentrism (selfishness, self-interest) – is to take care of their welfare. Love – a concern for the welfare of others. …

We are part of a living unity, we are always connected with each other as part of one organism with the name of God, even though the physical eyes perceive ourselves as separate. When you cause suffering to others, you indirectly cause suffering to yourself – as a part of the body, which causes damage to another part, hurts itself.

“People can easily maintain human relationships with each other as long as they at least theoretically know that they are eternal, that they are the soul, not the body. Even if they do not devote themselves seriously to God, if it committed to only some – for example, older family members. But they have knowledge of his purpose and God. …

Socialism is good only if there is God. We need to get return to this now… .

The spirit of consumerism is a disease of the soul, a disease of society. The health of the soul is in finding happiness in serving others. … A consumer society is a society of unhappy people. …

“The body breaks down when the metabolism in the body breaks down. Metabolism in the social organism – is the relationships between people.

“A cell of the body communicates with the body not directly but through the cells that surround us. And we serve God, not directly, but through His particles that surround us.”

My Comment: The thinking man independently comes to the same results Kabbalah has been speaking about for thousands of years. But he will not be able to reveal the method of correction of humanity, only his corruption and what the desirable correction is. Because the correction occurs through the Upper Light, which is controlled only by those studying Kabbalah. And someone that does yet study Kabbalah cannot even understand the working principle of the Surrounding Light. The correction must be done first by the one who studies the method.
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New Life #368 – The Heroes Of The Bible: Yael And David

New Life #368 – The Heroes Of The Bible: Yael And David
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

The Biblical heroes Yael and David are human figures who, despite their weaknesses, act for the nation and its unity. What makes them special and what is demanded of them in order to win the battles of Israel?

Summary

A woman usually thinks about the wellbeing of her children. Yael acted for the wellbeing of the whole nation.

The feeling that the whole nation are her children is what gave her the power to act wisely and use her female power. Her heroism is in being able to widen her heart, to widen the boundaries of love and include the whole nation.

The idea behind the story of David and Goliath is that every ordinary person who follows his truth and the upper force will win.

A shepherd is one who leads the nation, who wants to protect the nation and to lead them to the upper force.

There is an inner war here: David defeats Goliath, acquires his enormous strength, and uses it positively. If one nation conquers another nation it absorbs its values and its spirit after a while. David is a hero for harnessing the strength of Goliath in order to follow his own way, in the positive direction. Goliath symbolizes the egoistic use of power, in order to harm people. David uses power in order to increase love. David was fueled by Goliath’s strength and then went his own way, toward love of others.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life #368 – Jewish Culture: The Heroes of the Bible – Yael and David,” 5/13/14

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New Life #367 – Self-Sacrifice

New Life #367 – Self-Sacrifice
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

How is a situation of sacrificing one’s life for the benefit of others, what affects the decision to sacrifice lives and what is the sacrifice for the attainment of inner truth?

Summary

A soldier is ready to sacrifice himself for his friends if he feels them as his own.

A person is able to connect with others, feeling others as himself. Animals don’t have such an ability. A person has a point of connection with everyone because all of us come from one source.

For a person who goes according to his inner truth, it doesn’t matter to him how and when his physical life will stop. For him, attainment of the truth is more important than life itself.

When a person works on connection, he begins to feel the truth that all of us are one, he discovers love for others. The point of truth is found in the center of the group, in the center of the circle. It doesn’t belong to anyone, it belongs to everyone.

Today all of humanity is like a team of soldiers found in a single tank, but without the protection of armor….

The point of truth is when a person is included with others and devotes his energy and abilities to them.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #367 – Self-Sacrifice,” 5/13/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.20.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Lishma ve Shelo Lishma”

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 13

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