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The 9th Of Av

laitman_229The 9th of Av is a state in which egoism dominates us, separating and destroying everything good that can be between us. It is a state that is called the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash (Temple).

Today we are found precisely in this situation. Nobody has good feelings about others, so it is up to us to begin rebuilding our temple, building The Third Temple—the state of unity and complementing of each other, rising above hatred, arrogance and pride.

We need to create a connection between us in which the good force called the Creator  will be revealed. For the meantime, it is still concealed in our world. The moment we establish proper and good connections, the goodness of the world will be revealed in us and we will show the whole world how to build the Third Temple for all peoples, as it is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7).

I wish all the tragic events that are happening to our people would stop, that we would recognize and understand what is causing them and uproot it, rising above it with a connection of love. May we do this successfully!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/10/16

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“And Come And Possess The Land…”

laitman_749_02Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 8:01: Every commandment that I command you this day you shall keep to do, that you may live and multiply, and come and possess the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers.

“That you may live” means the correct development of the land of Israel and the continued existence in it. Land – Eretz is from the word “Ratzon,” which means desire.

That is, to the extent you use your desires correctly, you have an opportunity to exist in them, and through this you obtain a volume that gradually becomes your spiritual world.

After all, apart from the point in the heart you have nothing. The more you can extend it by correcting your desires to bestowal, the more of it you build to a sphere. It is called your soul and you exist in it.

In principle, the spiritual world doesn’t exist. You create it from those desires and intentions that you have now, and from our world, you build the spiritual one.

What is the difference between the two worlds? It is the presence of the upper force that is the quality of bestowal and love.

Question: After all, the intention is also given from above. What efforts should a person make in order to have a correct intention?

Answer:  Just to ask. Usually a person begins to ask when he is under pressure. And we talk about how we can get closer to the request, the so-called prayer, when it has not yet been formed in us, and how to accelerate our ripening so that we would really start asking. This is a problem.

To do this we need to come together, try to perceive all sorts of thoughts and desires of the friends, and influence each other with the combined efforts, which is to accelerate our approach to the new desire. And once it is formed in us, it will receive an answer from above.

From above means from the next degree that already exists, but precisely by forming correct intentions, correct actions, and correct desires we connect to it and reveal the higher states to the highest one. This means “to possess the land,” meaning to climb the steps of the spiritual ladder.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/27/16

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When Will The End Of Correction Take Place?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is the end of correction (Gmar Tikkuninevitable? If so, when is it supposed to take place?

Answer: When we all unite our individual egoistic desires into one desire, Adam.

Question: What is unity? How important and necessary is it to understand this term correctly?

Answer: It is the restoration of the broken connection between our separate individual desires. As a result, the only force of connection called the Creator is felt in the system of the one desire called Adam (Man) of the restored connection.
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The Beginning Of The Transition Phase

laitman_592_04Question: How many generations will it take to organize people in Kabbalistic groups that communicate with each other and create the core of the world community?

Answer: It isn’t about the number of generations. If a person is “pressured,” it will not take too long.

The point is that today human society needs to undergo a change, a change in our mutual relations, in the search for a true meaning in life, which is only starting. Humanity is in a phase that can take several years. Judging by what is happening today, I believe that it will happen very fast.

We have to prepare our children at least, so that they will be able to answer the eternal questions about the meaning of life correctly with some help from us, and then they will be able to organize the right and safe environment for themselves.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/17/16

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The Spiritual Gene, Part 3

laitman_929Question: What is the difference between the spiritual DNA of one person and another?

Answer: The spiritual DNA is defined by the place where the person is in the general system. This entire DNA is assembled into one desire, one form, and one network that is called Adam, a man.

Question: What determines which family a person will be born into?

Answer: The spiritual DNA determines what parents should give birth to the child in order to provide him with the optimal conditions for his self-fulfillment. They should help ensure that his spiritual DNA evolves and reaches connection with other DNA in its pre-planned form.

Question: Is there such a thing as spiritual genetics? What does it study?

Answer: Of course, spiritual genetics is the wisdom of Kabbalah. Spiritual genetics, like the material, also studies the ways of development of DNA, but 99% of its practice is the correct, optimum, practical, and rational use of the individual DNA and common genomes that are connected into groups and systems.

Question: The material DNA is required in order to build a body of a person. What is spiritual DNA needed for?

Answer: Material DNA and the entire material world are illusionary and exist only in our imagination. It doesn’t exist in reality. It exists only until we implement our spiritual DNA. The spiritual gene is a foundation of the creation that really exists, and we must implement it.

Our world is a dream that we see only so that we would achieve the proper implementation of the spiritual DNA. Everything that seems to us as a material world doesn’t exist in reality. Even modern physics already agrees with this.

Physicists have studied matter and realize that it is composed of photons, light particles that are both waves and particles that don’t have any form. And the combination of these particles into one form or another depends on who is watching them. This world doesn’t have a form of its own, it simply doesn’t exist.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/12/16

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New Life #328 – The Quest For Honor

New Life #328 – The Quest For Honor
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Every person has a need for honor to define himself. How can one use this value correctly to get a true feeling of integrity?

Man’s need for respect differentiates him from animals. Society defines the values for respect. It is important to check who defines the values that I invest my life to attain.

Someone who is respected is someone who wins attention from others, figures prominently and is considered important. People are willing to sacrifice their lives so that they will be respected after their death. Respect is something eternal.

It is possible to use the inclination for honor for good or for evil. Destructive respect is when I do everything to merit respect, including destroying others and society. Constructive respect is when I am concerned for the good of others and society, and gain their appreciation. Do I want to step on them to get higher, or am I ready to sacrifice myself for their good?

Through the wisdom of connection it is possible to educate everyone so that all are respected and admired by others. Then each one respects the others because specifically through his connection with them he is elevated to a higher state, together.

Human nature is egoistic. We need to learn how to transform it to giving, bestowal, and love. When we become like a single body, we are no longer afraid that there will be others who are more respected than we are. Mutual respect means that we respect the value of connection, the power of mutual bestowal that is created between us. A person doesn’t have to have respect from someone, for basically creating the characteristic of bestowal between us makes him feel respected.

My egoistic nature pushes me to step on others to win respect. I raise myself above them. If you want to benefit others, nobody will stop you. You will gain respect and appreciation.

Filial piety: children have contempt for their parents because it is clear to them that they will always be treated better than them.

When we learn to relate to others like a close family, a loving society will be built.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #328 – The Quest For Honor,” 3/27/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.19.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 35

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” 

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