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New Anti-Semitism

Laitman_632_2Question: Following 2,000 years of anti-Semitism and persecution, have there been any qualitative changes due to the fact that the State of Israel was established?

Answer: Currently in most countries, anti-Semitism has become a clear direction. It has been adopted by the public at large and is breathing in the pages of the media. It is different.

In the past, anti-Semitism was narrow in its nature. If it thrived in one nation, in another nation, in opposition to it, Zionism was encouraged as it was in America and Russia 60-70 years ago. And now, all over the world there is an identical attitude regarding the Jews.

I have been warning about this; you can pick up articles that I wrote two decades ago and make sure. But then, no one listened.

Comment: The latest studies show that for every Jew in the world there are 70 anti-Semites. It is assumed that the whole world will become anti-Semitic.

Answer: The whole world will become absolutely anti-Semitic. So we must implement our mission swiftly.
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From the Webinar 5/8/16

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Why Was Man Created Imperfect?

laitman_207Question: Why and most importantly for what purpose did the Creator create man imperfect?

Answer: The Creator did this so that man would attain perfection from his imperfection, and with this perfection he would become equivalent to the Creator. This state will be attained when man connects all the negative characteristics that the Creator created in him with all the positive characteristics that he has attained thanks to his work, but with the help of the Creator.

If the Creator had created him perfect, then he would not be Adam (Man), but would remain on the level of a “beast” unchanged. In Kabbalah, this level is called an angel, spiritually lifeless, i.e., without any freewill or independent existence.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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Modern Slavery

laitman_600_02Question: It turns out that there is still slavery in the modern world. 45 million people around the world are abused as slaves. This number is equivalent to the population of Spain.

According to recent research, slavery is the exploitation of a person who cannot leave because of threats of violence, coercion, or deception. People can be enslaved because of a debt and so forth.

Answer: Before the destruction of the Second Temple the slaves among the nation of Israel had many privileges. The landlord was required to take care of his slave, and the slave was obliged to work for the landlord according to his powers and his abilities. At the same time, the relationship between them was normal and mutual, just as they are today between an employer and an employee. A slave did not want to leave his landlord because the latter provided everything he needed, as it is written, “… give your slave your pillow.”

As for other nations, they had a completely different attitude toward slaves. They beat them, humiliated them, killed them, and did not treat them as human beings, not even as domestic animals, which were looked after, cherished, and fed.

Question: What is slavery from a Kabbalistic perspective?

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, slavery is total obedience to your landlord, “This is what the landlord wants, so this is how I move.” A slave constantly looks to the landlord and carries out his will, and at the same time, totally suppresses his own desire. His efforts, his opinion, his desires, and his thoughts all are aimed at the landlord’s desire so as to continue the latter’s desire. A slave has no desire of his own, but only the desire of the landlord.

Question: Can we say that, in this world, we all are slaves to our egoistic nature?

Answer: Of course! We also can say that we are the Creator’s slaves, but unconsciously! This is because the Creator is the only force of nature that manages us, but He wants us to be independent. This is our problem: to be independent of Him and even above Him!

It is written, “My sons have defeated Me,” which means becoming free of slavery, becoming totally independent, and taking the leadership of the entire world from the Creator’s hands. This is His real desire, His dream. And we, unfortunately, do not want to think about something higher, more sublime, and thus we remain slaves and live as animals.

Therefore the Creator pushes us through suffering so that we will perceive and understand our absolutely poor, paltry, miserable, and limited state, and will want to rise from it.

I hope that as the sufferings grow, people will begin to perceive and understand that. There is no other way to influence people. Then, people will use what the Creator offers them: His knowledge, His method, His wisdom, the wisdom of Kabbalah.

If we begin to implement it, we will see how much we gain from becoming the masters and ceasing to be slaves. This is how we enter a completely different level of existence, a world of eternity, infinity, and perfection, a totally different entity, a different dimension. But this is for free people.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/6/16

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Seeing The Picture Of Creation

Laitman_049_01Question: When a person is murdered the force of life leaves his body. Did anything compel it to so or is it the decision of the force itself? Why does it decide to leave the body?

Answer: We cannot determine why one man kills another man, why young children die, or why there are disasters. In order to do so we have to see the whole picture of creation and understand the previous states of the soul and the future ones. It is only in the wider perspective that we can judge what happens.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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The Latest Innovation

laitman_626In the News (inosmi.ru): “According to many Western researchers, the lack of revolutionary technological innovation – is one of the main causes of the current long-term stagnation in the world economy. Over the past 25 years, after the start of the digital revolution (Internet and mobile), we have not made significant technological breakthroughs that have fundamentally affected the economy. …

“The scale of the impact of the three scientific and technological revolutions on the quality of life turned out to be incommensurable: with the first revolution (the creation of the steam engine and the loom in the late 18th – early 19th century), the second (electricity and the internal combustion engine in the late 19th – early 20th centuries) the quality of life changed radically. At the same time, a third, or Digital Revolution (since the 70s of the 20th century), although it has made life more interesting, it did not lead to an increase in real wealth in the West. …

“The Digital Revolution has significantly improved the quality of life worldwide. Human communication, flow of information, services and entertainment – all this is hardly reflected in a ‘rough’ concept as GDP, which operates on purely material ones. The question remains in maintaining the balance between the real and virtual economies.

Indeed, this balance in recent decades has been broken: investors prefer not to work in the real and the financial sector, where they inflate virtual bubbles and do not produce anything. People go into the virtual world and lose their sense of reality, have become Internet dependent and countries print virtual money and build up huge debts.

However, this world is material, and there are still many unresolved financial problems, we can not forget that more than half the population the world has no access to basic benefits of modern civilization, for they have not come and the 2nd stage of the scientific and technological revolution. … Challenges remain: hunger, water shortages, pollution, overpopulation. All this will require a breakthrough innovation in the real economy, for the survival of humanity depends on it.”

My Comment: The last and final innovation will not be a change in the physical world but a change in the person through the Upper Light, as it is written, “I created the evil inclination (the human ego), I created the Torah as a spice for it” (Kiddushin 30b) (Torah = Ohr Makif [Surrounding Light] to fix it).
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Italian Right-Wing Newspaper Gives Away “Mein Kampf”

laitman_600_02In the News (Reuters): “Few would have imagined that Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf would again become a bestseller in the 21st century. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this year with the expiration of a German state copyright that had been used to prohibit reprinting of the book.

“On Saturday, “Mein Kampf” became even more widely accessible in Europe. The Italian newspaper Il Giornale distributed copies of the book to readers of its Saturday edition… .”

My Comment: In any case, after the lifting of restrictions on the distribution of this book, there are people and resources to deliver it for free to all comers.

And then it depends on the people of Israel; if we are to fulfill our mission and show the world our unity, the force of correction will flow to all the nations of the world, and they also flock to the unity.

If we, the people of Israel, will continue to mutually separated, then, accordingly, the force of correction will act in the opposite manner to lead us to the right decision— and we again will receive another Holocaust, but on a global scale. So, Jews decide!
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New Life #581 – Eternal Beauty

New Life #581 – Eternal Beauty
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Our desire for immortality is natural; the aspiration for beauty, power, and appreciation motivates us in life because we are social creatures. The ego constantly develops. Today, it assures us of happiness through the prevention of aging and beauty care. But the investment in anti-aging will not bring us to eternal and complete satisfaction, to which we really aspire.

Ultimately, we realize that to remain young forever it we need to develop the soul. It is very important to be concerned about the health of the body, but interest in beauty is something else. There is internal beauty and external beauty.

The spiritual source for the feminine concern about beauty and facial appearance is the radiation of Light, a good attitude toward others. Instead of running for operations, it is worthwhile to invest in an “internal operation,” upgrading your attitude toward others for the better.

When an internal attitude of warmth and love is radiated from you toward others, your outer expression will also improve. In principle, a person is supposed to look as nature created him. The appearance reflects his internal forces. As much as a person relates well with others, they will accept him nicely, as in the relationship of children to their mother. A person who corrects his internal attitude toward others to love will also feel younger.

Try to relate to others as if you were their mother, radiating love and trust. They will feel that you are more beautiful.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #581 – Eternal Beauty,” 6/2/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.22.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 1

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 75

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “The Third Reason: Internal Cause and Effect”

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