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The Jerusalem Post: “Is America Heading Toward A Clash Of Civilizations?”

The widely-read newspaper The Jerusalem Post published my article, “Is America heading toward a clash of civilizations?”

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Brexit—the Possibility of a New World Order

 Although it is presented as London’s retirement from European integration and supranational democracy, Brexit is actually the beginning of the collapse of the old world and rejection of the old egoistic relationships built on the elite’s aspiration to rule over their people. The fact is that apart from the dictates of the politicians and the bankers over the people in this union, there was nothing more.

I am all for unity, but just as long as it is subject to the laws of nature and society. Otherwise unification will only expose our contradictions and lead to conflicts and wars.

Look how China refers to any kind of union as nothing more than the development of trade relations. Actually, the EU was exactly that. Obviously, its architects thought that communication would bring peoples together naturally, but we have not seen it, not in Europe, not ever!

Now I hear them groaning over the old Europe with its shared values and goals. But who saw them under the German dictates, market force, and austerity measures, even in the pursuit of greater integration? Moreover, the entire EU depends on what kind of leader comes to power in each EU country! How can you build integration on such a shaky basis?

In my view, Brexit can be the impetus for a new attitude to the construction of our future world: unity on the basis of shared values, the true ones, meaning taken from humankind’s nature.
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Dispelling Myths About Kabbalah, Part 13

laitman_219_01Why Was The Truth Hidden For So Many Centuries?

Question: Why was the real meaning of the Torah hidden for all these years? Why wasn’t each person taught to understand it correctly in the spiritual sense?

Answer: The people of Israel were deliberately sent into exile. It was clear to Kabbalists that the exile was coming even before the destruction of the Temple, to the loss of the feeling of the Creator and the fall into darkness.

It is written in the Talmud that Rabbi Akiva was laughing at the ruins of the Temple because he was glad that the final correction was approaching. The destruction happened because the people of Israel had to go into exile and connect themselves to the soul of the nations of the world.

While in exile among other nations, the Jews transmitted their bases, their informational genes. A mutual penetration into the desires of each other took place, in which all of humanity becomes ready to study Kabbalah and with its help becomes closer to the revelation of the Creator.

After all each person has to attain the Creator, as it is written, “All will know Me from the smallest of them to the greatest of them,” “My house will be called the house of prayer for all the nations, and all the nations of the world will gather in it.”

Question: So why was the wisdom of Kabbalah been hidden?

Answer: Kabbalah was hidden because the people of Israel had to mingle their desires with the desires of the peoples of the world. And for this, they had to go into exile in a state where they had no connection with spirituality.

Instead of spiritual attainment, Jews received a religion (Judaism) and other nations had their religions. In this way Jews became close to the other nations and were able to mingle with them.
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Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/28/16

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Refugees And The European Union

laitman_272In the News (Foundation Strategic Structure): “Something here does not add up. The European leaders are not children, not understanding that the angry rush flooding from the Middle East to Europe cannot be stopped.

As the first steamers unloaded refugees in Murmansk, the passengers immediately headed to the Norwegian border. Fortunately close. And there will be many surprises like this at the EU’s borders. …

“In addition, a long-standing applicant for EU membership, Turkey is playing a game not European. She has refused to close its border with Syria … .

“In July 1938 a conference was convened in Evian, France, dedicated to the salvation of the Jews from the Nazi regime.The conference considered options for their removal from the Third Reich. As a result, representatives of the 32 member countries declared that they could not accept the refugees. And the United States would not accept them … . America did not find room for the mass migration of Jews because of the ‘anti-Semitism of the population.’ And what is most interesting: the Dominican Republic and Madagascar, opened its doors to refugees … and objections to this were made by representatives of the World Zionist Organization. The Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann explained the reason for the opposition: If the Evian Conference was successful (in helping Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to emigrate to other countries), it would have caused irreparable damage to the cause of Zionism – the gathering of the Jews, in Palestine, the land of the future ‘Greater Israel.’ Yitzhak Gruenbaum spoke of the ‘terrible danger of Evian’ and David Ben-Gurion called on the world to disrupt the Evian conference that they should make the world accept the idea of a Jewish return to Palestine, only to Palestine. And if not, then they would burn with a blue flame. And they burned …

“Here and there in the summer of 2015 came the unexplained exodus of refugees, which will now settle in huge camps-traps, with no prospect of finding a place in Europe, with no prospect of returning home.

“What will become such camps – on the eve of a new Holocaust? In any case it will be a cauldron explosion threatens Europe of all its established order.

“It looks like someone who is closely watching the boiling cauldron did not intend to diminish the fire. ..

“Recall, in 1938, the Americans did not want the Jews to settle in Colorado and Nebraska, and the British – let them in Palestine. We prepared a taste for the Europeans.

“Those who today murmur of ‘impenetrable borders,’ the European Union must be entertained as this new dish is prepared. No, they are still like children, these Europeans! They can not understand that in order to reduce the boiler temperature they need not only destroy the notorious ‘Islamic State,’ but also put an end to the practice of the territorial redistribution of the Middle East”

My Comment: It is doubtful that their willingness would help in this matter since the whole thing is being conducted according to a US plan that is creating chaos in various parts of the world. Therefore, until the US itself, begins to feel the chaos it is creating in its own home, then all the world will decide, before or after a world war, that the only success is in general unity.
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Every Circumstance Is For A Spiritual Purpose

laitman_628_4Question: Why are some of the people destined to be poor and others rich in our world?

Answer: Poverty, wealth, health, illness, everything that the Creator sends, doesn’t depend on us; it is up to us to accept this as a fact.

If you study the wisdom of Kabbalah, then you will understand that all of your characteristics and circumstances in life are very precisely designed for you to carry out your mission, and through mutual connection with friends you will create your soul, a Masach (screen) in which you will feel the Creator.

So when thoughts about how wretched you are dominate you in all kinds of circumstances, you should know that at every given moment the Creator sends you the best possible condition for spiritual advancement.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/27/16

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What Is Gematria?

laitman_541Question: In quantum physics there is an established size (stable, unchangeable, constant size) that is called “the fine-structure constant” which determines the structure of the microcosm and equals – 137.066….

The Gematria of the word “Kabbalah” is equal to 137. Is it possible to determine that the wisdom of Kabbalah is the spiritual root of the structure of the microcosm? If so, then what does a fractional part represent? Are there fractions in Gematria?

Answer: Gematria cannot be considered without attaining the essence of the phenomenon it describes. So I suggest attaining the essence of the phenomenon, comparing them with our corrected nature, and then the knowledge of Gematria will be revealed to us.
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Kabbalists Are Not Ascetics

laitman_565_01Question: Were there rich and poor Kabbalists, or is the spiritual way conditional on asceticism?

Answer: The spiritual path does not require asceticism.

In the Talmud, there is a story about two famous Kabbalists who were standing and looking at Jerusalem from a distance. One said to the other, “I have enough money to provide heat for this city for three years.”

That was a lot of money, especially 2,500 years ago. The second answered, “I have so much money that I could provide light for three years.” This suggests there were wealthy people among the Kabbalists.

A Kabbalist must work and earn money. At the same time, there is a prohibition against simply giving it away, except for necessary charity. Therefore, people accumulated a lot of money that was mainly donated for education and knowledge.

Jews are the only people who never have been illiterate. Universal education, the opening of schools, was always promoted and was the main concern of the population.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/27/16

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New Life #736 – The Origin Of Our Suffering

New Life #736 – The Origin Of Our Suffering
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah is based upon the fundamentals of creation. The Light created the desire to receive, which suffers when it is empty. The source of suffering in our lives is lack of fulfillment, whereas Kabbalah is a method for fulfillment of our desires.

The role of suffering is to advance us, without it we would not be able to do or feel anything. A person who stops suffering, stops feeling that he is missing something, becomes indifferent, withers, and finally dies. Suffering develops us.

Our origin is in the shattered collective soul. A different kind of fracture is constantly being discovered. The correct response to suffering is understanding its purpose. We don’t know why we are living. The greatest suffering is when a person feels that he is not the “master” over his own life.

Today many people use tranquilizers and drugs, but in fact, all fulfillment of desire is a type of drug because the relaxation of the suffering that appears as a result of the lack of fulfillment, prevents the person from developing further. We are destined to receive complete and eternal fulfillment, filling of the Upper Light, and suffering is designed to move us forward toward it. The correct use of suffering brings pleasure. For the same reason, we want to have an appetite for food, a desire for sex, and so forth.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #736 – The Origin Of Our Suffering,” 6/23/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.08.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 9

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Concealment and Revelation”

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