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The Holiday Of Shavuot

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear friends! During these days we celebrate the greatest holiday that symbolizes receiving the upper force in our world, its revelation and possibility to use it for the common good, for the spiritual elevation of the humanity in order for everyone to become a dweller of the upper world and to feel eternity, infinity, and perfection.

Contact with the upper world is a gift of connection that we can use for our benefit and the benefit of others, but only on condition that we will take on arms the upper force and bring the entire world to perfection with its help. This is the mission of our nation in the name of which we received the upper Light called the Torah.

During a short historical period we were realizing the spiritual method only among ourselves, but today the time has come when the entire world needs it. And therefore, as it is said in the wisdom of Kabbalah, we have reached the state of the “last generation,” meaning the last generation that can feel only a limited material world.

Let’s start to unite together in order to reveal the upper Light within us, in the center of our union, according to the law of “love your neighbor as yourself.” Then it will start to gush, will be manifested within us from the depth of the universe, and will change the entire world and us!

Everything depends only on us. We have come to the state when the entire history of the humanity faces the moment of accomplishing the great correction. The Light is ready to affect the world.

Therefore, we have to achieve that the Torah be given to the entire humanity so it will begin to feel itself existing in the quality of love, kindness, and mutual connection and will rise to the next level of the universe, above life and death, above limitations of our world, and above all problems. This is the giving of the Torah, meaning the upper Light, upper force, and our receiving it.

I wish everyone to realize this way the holiday of Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah!
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Men And Women, The Need For Fulfillment

Laitman_632_3Question: Why are more women than men studying the wisdom of Kabbalah in our day?

Answer: In truth, more women deserve to study the wisdom of Kabbalah than men. This is connected to the fact that in our world a woman feels more emptiness than a man; she doesn’t feel contentment.

Women are too dependent on men. In this world, a man can fulfill himself with a multitude of pleasures, whereas a woman receives fulfillment through a man, by his side, just as Malchut (the desire to receive) is fulfilled through Zeir Anpin (the Creator) in the spiritual world.

So because women are not receiving fulfillment, they are in greater depression, in emptiness. This is the reason that they yearn more for the wisdom of Kabbalah, trying to find satisfaction through it. If a woman moves correctly, she truly finds fulfillment in a group that is studying the wisdom of Kabbalah. We have opened our lessons through the Internet to make it possible for women to have equal opportunities for studying together with the men.

Question: What do women need for fulfillment? Are they fulfilled by the same things that men are fulfilled by?

Answer: Yes, but the fact is that a woman receives fulfillment through the group of men anyway. A group of women by itself cannot fulfill itself. It must exist alongside a group of men.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16

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Appeasement Does Not Lead To Any Positive Results

laitman_627_1Question: All people basically understand that sharing the similar opinions is the key to a successful society, to mutual understanding, and to peace. So why are your remarks so sarcastic and contradictory to the common knowledge? Is this what the attitude of the wisdom of Kabbalah to the world should be?

Answer: Appeasement does not lead to anything good. On the contrary, on the level of debates and expressing opinions, there should not be conciliation and it is actually the clarification of contradictions and differences that is the basis for finding and attaining the one right decision.

Identifying the differences is the basis for any thought and understanding of different phenomenon. Debates have always been the scientist’s’ tool. The ability to sort out and to classify large amounts of data is the basis of any field of science. This means that on the theoretical level the aspiration to smooth any differences is detrimental.
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“The Decay Of The Ghost Is Haunting Europe”

Laitman_408In the News (Lenta.ru): “Chairman of the Council of Europe spoke about the EU’s ‘ghost decay’:

“‘More and more EU citizens feel a sense of Euro-skepticism or even Euro-pessimism.’ stated the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

“‘The collapse of the specter is haunting Europe, and the idea of a federation does not seem to me the best answer to this’ – he said, speaking at a meeting of European People’s Party politicians in Luxembourg.

“Tusk also said that European policies have been absorbed by the idea of European integration and have not noticed that ordinary people do not share their enthusiasm.”

Answer: The one -sided union of the continent should not have started without the preparation and teaching of the people to unite above all the age-old dissensions and contradictions! But who listens to the Kabbalists!

And now comes a many-sided crash. The action of the script of Beito (in its time) triggered by the development from Above of the evil egoistic forces, without any easing of good altruistic force—because there is no one in Europe to bring it into the European community.
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Life Beyond The Boundaries Of Birth And Death, Part 2

Laitman_712_03The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that our life is organized in a special way. On one hand we live in a physical body on the animal level, like all animals, with a limited number of years. But during our existence on this planet we receive an amazing opportunity to reach a higher degree of man, Adam, (Domeh – meaning similar) to the upper world that is eternal and perfect.

We can do it if we rise above our material body and start building a spiritual body, meaning a spiritual degree. The spiritual body is completely opposite to how we perceive ourselves today. It is really spiritual, that is, a force without matter. This force is built on the basis that we begin to treat each other completely differently than now.

Now we treat each other egoistically. Even love that we have for families and children is egoistic. After all, we love them because they are close to us and we feel our dependence on them. But if we can build an attitude to reality that is opposite to our egoism, we will begin to acquire the second force, the force of love and bestowal to others, and feel a new reality in it that is a network of connections.

If I come to the environment without the intention to use everyone maximally for my own benefit but change my attitude so that everyone would feel equally good, I see a different world, a world that is united, where all are connected with each other, with the force of love, unity, and mutual bestowal acting between us. And then I can change my perception, my system of thinking and evaluation, and feel myself existing in another world.

If my attitude, my way of thinking, and my perception change, I will see another reality. If I treat the entire world: stones, plants, animals, and humans as myself, seeing them as a unified system, then they all will become close to me. I will feel that I depend on them and they depend on me.

Suddenly I will stop feeling time because the flow of time is a fulfillment of some deficiencies, and I won’t have them anymore. I won’t need anything; all my needs will be in other people only. The concepts of time and space disappear. After all, space is defined by the distance between me and someone else, calculated according to how much I can receive from him for my own benefit.

And now it turns out that the opposite is true, I don’t care whose desire this is: mine, yours, hers…. When I don’t look at the world egoistically, the world begins to change dramatically. My perception of reality changes and I see what Kabbalists call the upper world.

If I treat everyone this way, I feel my body less and less, this animal inside, which is now my “I”. And even if this animal dies, the way it is accustomed in bodies, I won’t feel any loss. This is because I am already connected to everyone and live within them. I don’t live inside of my animal body taking care of it, but I am spread between all.

This new perception of the world through the power of bestowal and love presents a life on the degree called the upper world, eternal life outside of the body. The wisdom of Kabbalah gives us this opportunity by inviting us to engage in such a system of connection and reveal the upper world that is concealed from us now.

It is invisible until we acquire the qualities of bestowal and love. However, it actually exists here, next to us. There are people in our world who, while living in bodies like ours, feel a different connection between all the people: bestowal, endowment, and love.

This method was developed by Abraham and passed to the group of people gathered around him who later called themselves the people of Israel. Israel means straight to the Creator (Yashar-El), meaning our relationships, upbringing, and interaction are directed to the degree that is higher than our current life.

We must reach the degree of the spiritual world here and now, while we exist in the animal body, and so it is written, “You will see your world in this life.” And then a person feels that he has exited the limitations of his body and now lives eternal life. The spiritual world is right here; we just need to feel it!
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 5/5/16

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“You Shall Buy Food With Money, That You May Eat”

Laitman_509Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 02:01 – 02:06: Then we turned and journeyed into the desert by way of the Red Sea, as the Lord had spoken to me, and we circled Mount Seir for many days. And the Lord spoke to me, saying, “You have circled this mountain long enough; turn northward. And command the people saying, “You are about to pass through the boundary of your kinsmen, the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and they will be afraid of you. Be very careful. You shall not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land not so much as a foot step, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for an inheritance. You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat, and also water you shall buy from them with money, that you may drink.”

Esau and Lot are the closest “relatives” of the quality of bestowal; they can be corrected, but not yet.

While under the rule of Pharaoh (common egoism), I earned the part that I was able to extract from him because I suffered while I was working, was captive of egoism; I was artificially placed there and not willingly. However I invested great efforts into work with the egoism and now everything that I got in Egypt, meaning all these forces and comprehension I took from there I can use for correction.

By this I allegedly exchange my knowledge and strength for work with egoism called Lot and Esau. I can take food from them and exchange it for silver. Silver is the quality of bestowal, Bina. Gold is the quality of Malchut.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/20/16

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A New Flood

laitman_739Question: According to a warning from a global humanitarian organization, more than a billion people will be threatened with flooding in 2060. The countries mentioned in the report were especially the USA, India, China, Bangladesh, and other countries, all which will be facing catastrophic flooding, turbulent flows, and extreme weather conditions. Will the Biblical flood reoccur?

Answer: I believe that the flood will occur much sooner. The land and sea will change gradually, and this change will lead to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and flooding. Nature will not tolerate such egoistic creatures like man anymore. We are invoking and summoning the negative motion of nature by our attitude toward one another.

Question: According to the report, the poor will suffer most, while the rich have insurance policies and can move to other places and be saved.

Answer: The rich will not have this option in the future; natural disasters will affect everyone. What is more, the disruptions will not only be ecological, but the fall will also be in many areas such as business, world commerce, family relations, culture, and science. Our ego will turn into a cancerous growth that devours itself and will kill everything.

Question: Is that good or bad?

Answer: It is good when it is on a small scale and when humanity responds immediately, “Okay, we understand! We must change and to correct our conduct.” However, if it lasts for decades, it will become bad and people not be gaining insight or becoming more sensitive, but will show that they are unreceptive and stupid.

Question: Do we see that people understand what is happening to some extent?

Answer: They don’t understand anything. The wisdom of Kabbalah, which offers us the method of overcoming the crisis, is in a pen. Despite our great efforts to tell the world about it, we are faced with a wall of mistrust, rejection, and slander. Many rise against us, not knowing what we engage in at all. Thus, the egoism that is revealed internally leads them, and they obey it unconsciously, and this is not leading us in the right direction. I don’t want to seem immodest, but many years ago we predicted the current disasters and the flooding of Europe with immigrants. I am tired of talking about that. Nothing helps.

Question: But the Creator is good and benevolent.

Answer: He is good only if we are mutually connected to Him. Unfortunately, however, we are dominated only by the egoistic force that is opposite to Him. Therefore, we have no reason to expect anything good from Him, and there is no one to whom we can pray.

We must change ourselves! We must ask for only one thing from the bottom of our hearts: to unite. After all, the entire Torah is a system aimed only at love. As it is written, “I have created the evil inclination, I have created for it the Torah as a spice, for the Light in it reforms.” The Creator is the attribute of love and bestowal that we must develop and bring into our mutual relationships because the main law of nature is “you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” but no one engages in it in our world.

Kabbalists can cry out as much as they like. They try to implement the method of unity among them, but it isn’t easy to do so in a small group. If the entire nation of Israel engaged in it, things certainly would be different. The nation of Israel must do so and set an example for all of humanity, which is what the world demands from us.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/17/16

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Natural Self-Hatred

Laitman_409In the News (IsraelHaYom.co.il): “In a few days the Association of American anthropologists, the world’s largest academic body, is expected to decide whether to boycott Israel. 20 Israeli academics sent a letter of support: ‘encourage protests’ ‘if you will’: ‘They cut off the branch on which they sit.’”

My Comment: This is not surprising; some Jews are against anything Jewish because it puts them below their non-Jewish colleagues. Some of them are against their own people because their objection conveys their rejection of their people and they justify themselves in the eyes of the peoples of the world, even though contempt toward them remains in the nations of the world.

Hatred of their people and its history is natural because Jews are not a nation but a worldview that must be accepted by any person in the world by choice, just as in ancient Babylon they gathered around the idea of Abraham.
This worldview is anti-egoistic, meaning it is contrary to the nature of our world, against its egoism. So there is nothing more opposite than the idea of the wisdom of Kabbalah about the unification of everyone and the idea in our world about separation between everyone. Only suffering will compel humanity to understand the necessity to realize the method of Abraham.
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New Life #730 – The Children Of Israel At The Gathering At Mt. Sinai

New Life #730 – The Children Of Israel At The Gathering At Mt. Sinai
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

What are the internal forces in a person that are expressed at the gathering at Mt. Sinai? What does the connection of the people before the mountain symbolize and what can we learn from this story about our life today?

Summary

The gathering at Mt. Sinai is not a spectacle in the middle of the desert like in a Hollywood movie but the fulfillment of the laws of nature of the eternal Torah. This is a special force hidden in nature, God, the good force that is revealed when a person wants it to be. The good force has created us the opposite from it so that each of us always thinks only about himself.

5,776 years ago one man discovered that there is another force in nature, a positive force that we can draw. Then Abraham came and taught the people of Babylon how to connect so that they could draw the good force. Later the evil force, Pharaoh, grew among his students and reached the phase of slavery in Egypt. Eventually they escaped from the domination of Pharaoh and reached Mt. Sinai, a mountain of hate.

They discovered that they could cope with it only if they revealed the good force. The children of Israel received the Torah at the gathering at Mt. Sinai, which is a whole system that explains how to advance with the positive force. A force called Moses was revealed to them, the common force by which they managed to rise above the hatred and eventually inherit the land of Israel. This whole process of inheriting the land of Israel was described to Abraham during the covenant between the pieces.

Today we have to rediscover this positive force so that we can balance the negative force through it and discover the Creator, because everyday there is the giving of the Torah.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #730 – The Children Of Israel At The Gathering At Mt. Sinai,” 6/2/16

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