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The 17th Of Tammuz

Laitman_043Question:  What can you tell us about the 17th of Tammuz?

Answer: The entire period after the holiday of Shavuot and the giving of the Torah, meaning the “descent” of the unification system and elevation above the human ego, is portrayed for us as a very complex stage. It is impossible to simply achieve realization of the correction method among the Jewish people or all of humanity without serious complications. We see that every action, even the best, in any case must begin from suffering, from an impulse, from an understanding that it cannot be realized, that it requires sacrifices, and it is specifically the events of the 17th of Tammuz that provide an answer to this subject.

The 17th of Tammuz is a tragic date in the history of the Jewish people. It was the beginning of the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash (Temple) in Jerusalem. In all times this date has been marked with sorrow. It symbolizes the beginning of becoming aware of our inability to carry out the plan of creation, meaning the direct correction of human nature.

After all, to correct it we must incorporate all of our characteristics with those of the Creator. This is a very interesting point because there is nothing positive about us!

The incorporation of the positive characteristics of the Creator with the negative characteristics of the person in order to change their form from a “mess” can only happen with destruction, with a shattering. Otherwise it is impossible to bring the two characteristics, the two opposing categories, together.

It is achieved only through an “explosion” as in the formation of metal alloys or the formation of a mixture of oil and water. It is accomplished only through a strong and shaking collision.

This is how the walls of the Temple were crumbled and then the Temple itself was destroyed. Everything was shattered and ground into dust! So for thousands of years the Jewish people endured much suffering including the Holocaust, expulsion, extermination and pogroms.

We have reached a state, where through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, under the influence of the Upper Light, we are beginning to differentiate true goodness from bad, the characteristics of the Creator from the characteristics of the creature. By separating and correcting them, we place them as two lines against each other and abide in the middle line between them, combining good and bad in the correct mutual relationship with each other.

The 17th of Tammuz (Yud-Zayin Tammuz) represents the beginning of the explosive shattering through and the power of the mutual entry of the two opposite properties of the Creator and creation.

Egoism and the characteristics of the Creator, (the property of love and bestowal), can exist separately by themselves. But when they come in contact with each other, an explosion occurs without which it is not possible to recognize the evil of our nature and begin its correction.

It is in this explosive entry of the forces of good in the force of evil, that have within them so-called Reshimot, informational records by which gradually, with the help of the Upper Light, it is possible to place the ego in the lowest state and obligate it to serve the goodness of the characteristics of bestowal and love since it cannot do anything itself.

Therefore, from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, these are essential periods. They existed from the beginning within the plan of creation even before their realization in our world, beginning with the siege of the Temple in Jerusalem followed by its destruction.

We have already gone through all of this, and now if we behave correctly, we can expect only good times of correction and the correct realization of the Reshimot that are found within our egoism.

For this we must attract the Upper Light to be able to distinguish with its help where there is a bad characteristic and where there is a good characteristic, how to separate between them, and how to correct one relative to the other. If we approach correction correctly, then no more evil will be revealed in the world because all of the negative characteristics of the creature will have already been revealed in the past.

The wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible for us to begin with a fundamental cleansing and clarification of our characteristics, to evaluate the states we are going through clearly, to choose the positive side relative to the negative, and  to place them correctly one against the other.

Then from the connection between them, we can build a single field and a correct connection between us that will be called the “Third Temple,” the common desire that will reveal the upper force and a new level of existence to us.

I hope that these days will be used as a push to recognize what is happening and that people will begin with a correction to move properly and easily through the clarification of the evil in their nature.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/11/16

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The Connection Between The Spiritual Way And the Corporeal Way

laitman_275Question: What is the relationship between the corporeal way and the spiritual path?

Answer: I don’t know what the corporeal way and the spiritual way are. They should be unified by the goal I adhere to; I go by that.

The spiritual goal is the revelation of the one upper force that manages our reality, which you can call the Creator or God. It makes no difference. Best of all is to call it nature.

If a person chooses the upper force, then he dismisses all but what is actually necessary for his physical existence because, after all, he is still in a corporeal body.  It needs to exist under special conditions: a person needs food, a home, different services, medical care, etc. To have all that, a person must work.

It turns out that in addition to the work required to serve one’s mortal body, a person needs nothing but aspiration to reveal the upper force in order to serve his soul.

Thus, the thousands of unnecessary, empty actions, hobbies, and occupations disappear from a person’s life. I feel free! I have time for everything.

For example, I engage in preparing for the lesson, I read,  and I participate in different TV programs. In addition to the morning lessons, I also give lectures and write articles that are published in various newspapers. I have time for everything.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/10/16

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Everyone Must Become Moses

laitman_740_02Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 5:26: Would that their hearts be like this, to fear Me and to keep all My commandments all the days, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Fear is the quality of awe before the fact that a person has an opportunity to correct himself, but he constantly misses this opportunity to merge with the upper force, to rise to its level, and to become like Moses.

It says in the Torah that everyone must become Moses, that is, to completely correct himself.

Question: Moses often said, “I spoke to Him and convey to you what He told me.” What does it mean that he hears the Creator?

Answer: This means that he feels Him within himself. The sensation of the Creator at the level of Bina is called hearing and at the level of Hochma it is vision.

Before people enter the land of Israel, Moses repeats the laws of the Torah to them.

The entire Torah speaks about one single principle, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” However, at each level, it carries an increasing capacity, deeper egoism, and according to it, the height of spiritual ascent.

Each level looks different. It’s just like with children: in principle, you tell them the same thing, but they understand it differently, and you treat them differently. Everything depends on the internal desire of a person, his requirements and his abilities to absorb your message within himself.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/30/16

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“The Bluff Of Western ‘Well-Being’”

Laitman_004In the News (stoletie.ru): “The phrase ‘economic growth’ – one of the most commonly used in the lexicon of liberal economists. At the same time it is cleverly used by politicians and statesmen of the West to give out for the black white and vice versa. The term ‘economic growth,’ as well as the statistics used to measure it, have long been the means of manipulating public consciousness. And also the means of covering destructive and even suicidal policies of the “golden billion” in the economy. …

“Can you trust indicators of gross domestic product (GDP) and other similar indicators, measuring economic growth? – Definitely not. First, there is the widespread practice of statistical fiddling and fraud. Particularly successful in this statistical service is the USA. …Second, changing the methodology of the calculation of GDP, as a ‘product’ it includes all sorts of dubious ’services’. As a result, the structure of the US GDP, the real economy (industry, agriculture, construction) accounted for a little more than 1/5; the rest – services. Yes there is, of course, vital services, for example, transport and communications. But at least half of the total US GDP, according to our estimates, – ‘air’.

“By ‘air’ and all sorts of additions, the statistical services in the US and other countries of the ‘golden billion’ manages to ‘paint’, ‘positive dynamics’ of their economies. …

“Anyone, even a novice economist, knows that companies, corporations, other business entities have assets and liabilities. Assets – property and various requirements (e.g., requirements on loans, goods delivered, etc.). Liabilities – above all, the various obligations (for example, service obligations and repayment of loans, payment of the goods, etc.). Even people who are far from economics and accounting are well aware that if the commitments (in other words, the debts) begin to outweigh assets, then a company faces bankruptcy.

“Surprisingly, in relation to countries, such a simple and intuitive approach of the assessment of their economic situation is rarely used. Especially the so-called ‘economically developed’ countries. And they, in the meantime, either are already bankrupt or are on track to bankruptcy. But very few people notice it. The problem is very simple: increases in debt of the ‘economically developed’ countries have over the years exceeded their GDP growth. In other words, the increase in debt business in an entity called an ‘economically developed country’ far exceeds the growth of its assets. The phrase ‘economic growth’ in relation to these countries looks more than strange. This ‘economic growth’ is with a ‘minus’ sign.

“Now specific data. I borrow them from the famous Finnish economist, businessman and politician Hellevig Jon (Jon Hellevig). He is one of the few foreign economists, who exposes the falsification of Western economics and statistics and shows that the US, EU countries and other countries of the ‘golden billion’ – are complete bankrupt. The most generalized picture of the western economy through 2013. Hellevig gives in his work “Awara Group is Study on the Real Growth of GDP Net-of-Debt”. It contains calculations of real GDP, adjusted for changes in debt. ‘The adjustment is very simple: the official measure of annual real (i.e., inflation-adjusted price changes) GDP growth is subtracted the country’s debt growth for the same year. This will be ‘the most real’ GDP growth. However, soon it will be a ‘very real’, or the present decline in GDP. …

“In all Western countries, the annual increase in the national debt is several times higher than the annual growth rates of GDP. Hellevig gives the following figures for the period 2004-2013 gg. Increase in the US national debt for the decade was 9.8 trillion. USD, and GDP growth -.. about 2 trillion dollars thus exceeding the growth of debt on growth in US GDP was five times. …

“Judging by the figures, which are listed in Hellevig’s work, countries such as Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain and several other countries have long been actually bankrupt. And countries such as the USA, France and Italy are already close to it.

“Their bankruptcy and parasitic existence due to the ongoing alignment of the country’s debt pyramid ‘golden billion’ are fig leaves used to cover the official GDP statistics. …

“The illusion of ‘well-being’ and a ‘high level’ of economic development in the ‘golden billion’ countries, is supported not only by a sly statistics. The main means – is massive and constantly growing borrowing from the rest of world.

“To carry out such borrowing is due to the fact that the Western countries have the ‘printing press’, creating astronomical amounts of money. Converging with this, the ‘printing press’ money is used not only and not so much for the operation within the countries of the ‘golden billion’, but for the purchase of goods, services and assets all over the world.Ultimately, the money accumulated in the international reserves of the countries of the world capitalist periphery. The undated and almost non-interest bearing promissory notes of the West will not be paid. …

“In conclusion, we can cite some statistics, revealing the secrets of “economic prosperity” countries of the “golden billion”.

“The US Central Intelligence Agency to regularly keep records of the external debt of almost all countries in the world (about 200 countries is taken into account).

“According to the CIA’s latest data, in 2012 the world’s foreign debt was equal to $ 70.60 trillion. (Roughly comparable to the size of global GDP).

“That country in the first line of the table of the CIAis : US – US $ 18.85 trillion; the European Union – 17.95; Japan – 3.02; Switzerland – 1.54; Australia – 1.48; Canada – 1.33. The total external debt of these ‘golden billion’ countries was 44.17. That is 62.6% of the world debt. …

“One gets the following picture: the higher the country’s level of external debt, the less are its foreign exchange reserves. And vice versa: the more foreign exchange reserves, the lower the level of external debt. All this clearly reflects the parasitic nature of the countries that we used to refer to the category of ‘economically developed countries.’”

My Comment: Everything is depending upon a future world war that will “erase” everything or the recognition of the need for a true reconstruction of the individual and society, and not the economy. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah offers.
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Iraqis Are Selling Their Kidneys

laitman_222Comment: Citizens of Iraq are selling their kidneys in return for thousands of dollars because they are so impoverished. The country is gradually becoming the biggest center in the Middle East for the illegal trafficking of organs. The world is losing its humanity.

Answer: Is the world able to maintain humanity in the face of developing egoism? The world is losing more and more of it to the same extent that egoism is growing in us.

Question: How is it possible to escape from this?

Answer: There is no way. On the contrary, you are sinking deeper and deeper within the ego, but since you don’t want to suffer, you try to pay less attention to what is happening. People will produce different pills, films, drugs, and will establish sports competitions, etc., just to relax and not feel the problems. It is a natural human form that runs in its natural nature called egoism.

Sooner or later man will come to the point when he will discover that it’s no longer possible to continue in this way since the next object that they can break into parts and sell will be himself and his family, although towards his family he would already be indifferent. We already see some distance that exists between parents and children, and about the distance between couples there is nothing new to say. Thus, all of this is natural, when the main thing is the worry for my beloved self. We are in a certain plan of nature, in a matrix, that works on us and consistently leads us to the need to recognize the evilness of our nature, which claims that the most important thing is myself and no one else, and wants to get rid of the others. .

When I feel that I am completely dependent on those surrounding me, then I will begin to erase the difference between us. If they begin to relate to me in a good way, then it will be good for me and for them, and if they relate to me badly, then I will feel badly.

Only through feeling badly will I reach that state and begin to think of how, in any case, to correct the world that I am dependent on each moment of my existence. In this way I reach the need to worry about others. Thus, the negative relations between people are unavoidable. Through them we will feel the need for mutual connection and then we will begin to correct the world according, if necessary, like after a war when people are all engaged in building something together that is shared and essential for existence.

When we recognize this out of necessity, we will gradually feel that in the connection between us there lies hidden a great state of unity that reveals a completely new world and new sensations to us.

This is the way to happiness, although it is a long way. By studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, you begin to understand that everything should be quick, nice, and good. There is no need to wait for terrible crashes and ugly situations. We need to be do this now and start to implement it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/21/16

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New Life #734 – Why Do We Bless

New Life #734 – Why Do We Bless?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The reality that we feel is not the actual reality we live in. This is the reason scientists have been trying for quite a while now to break through this world and discover the forces that manage it.

Nature operates according to laws. And so the question is: What is the general force, the general formula that manages nature? The first man to discover it lived 5,776 years ago. He discovered the Creator, the general force.

When a person changes himself and his attributes, his perception of the world changes. If he nullifies himself, as if resets himself, he perceives the true reality.

The upper reality helps us get to know it better, and we can do so either willingly or as a result of pressure. The upper force is good and benevolent, and there is none else besides it.

I have to tune myself to the upper force in every situation in my life. Thus I gradually annul the partitions between me and the upper force, and this is from where the custom of blessing stems. The goal of everything that comes from the upper force is for our own good. It leads us to the revelation of the upper force.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #734 – Why Do We Bless,” 6/21/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.26.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention,” Lesson 8

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Lesson on the Topic: “17th of Tammuz,” Lesson 7

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