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Circumcision Of Uncorrected Desires

Laitman_631_3Torah, Deuteronomy 10:16: You shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart, therefore, and be no more stiffnecked.

“You shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart” means that you need to trim the edge of your heart because you are entering a state called the land of Israel when one needs to open his heart to complete correction.

The meaning of circumcision is that the desires that are impossible to correct are removed from the heart. The correct Kli (vessel) or soul consists of ten Sefirot. At first, we can correct only a certain part of it, and the rest is as if removed; in other words, it is not used for a certain time.

This action is performed by the Upper Light that cuts off, like a knife, the uncorrected part, protecting it so that we won’t touch it. Thus, I am confident that I never will make a mistake and won’t start using those desires for which I have no power of correction.

The Light performs all actions without exception: both fulfillment and circumcision. In this case, it acts like a knife.
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From the KabTV program, “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/1/16

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The Stagnation Of The West

Laitman_419In the News (Wall Street Journal): “Across 25 of the world’s advanced economies, about two-thirds of the population—more than half a billion people—earn the same as or less than their peers did a decade ago.

“Between 540 million and 580 million people in 2014 had lower or stagnant incomes than similarly situated people in 2005, according to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. The finding presents a break from the trend in advanced economies during the post-World War II era when, throughout twists and turns, most families ended up improving on the standard of living of their predecessors.

“‘Prior to the financial crisis, all but 2% of people in the Western world ended up better off than people like them 10 years ago,’ said Richard Dobbs, a McKinsey senior partner and one of the report’s authors. ‘But the world changes when you get a cohort of people who are no longer advancing.’

“The study highlights the extent of the fallout from the financial bubble and global crisis it left behind. Incomes a decade ago were boosted by that unsustainable bubble, and the ensuing financial crisis plunged the global economy into a recession from which it has yet to fully recover.

“The damage helps explain why many voters are rejecting the established political order, as seen in the U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union, in the embrace of nationalist political parties, or the hunger for candidates removed from the political establishment as seen in the Republican and Democratic presidential races in the U.S.

“McKinsey surveyed households in the U.K., France and the U.S. In these countries, 30% to 40% of people said their incomes hadn’t advanced, indicating that even if transfers and taxes have allowed some families to improve statistically, many still yearn for higher incomes. These households expressed sharply negative views about trade and immigration. …

“The report highlights that one consequence, if these current trends aren’t reversed, is that ‘today’s younger generation is at risk of ending up poorer than their parents.’ …

“With slow economic growth, and potential disruptions from the aging of the workforce and workplace automation, McKinsey cautioned these trends could continue in the decade ahead, and that most households in advanced economies could experience another a decade of stagnation.

My Comment: We have passed the point of growth, and for the egoistic society things will never be better again.

We should understand that our development is according to the plan of nature, the Creator, and the only thing we can do is to examine it (through the wisdom of Kabbalah) and to fulfill it by the path of Achishena, I shall hasten it, before it forces us to fulfill it by the path of Beito, in its time, through great afflictions such as wars, terror, disasters, diseases, etc.
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New Life #770 – The Month Of Selichot (Forgiveness)

New Life #770 – The Month Of Selichot (Forgiveness)
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

We have to know the structure of reality in order to understand the meaning of Selichot. We are all connected in one system, but this system is shattered.We have to fix the network between us since it will not be corrected by itself and will only reveal more and more how torn it is.

The right forgiveness is an outcome of the recognition of evil in us, in our attitude to love and mutuality, which should be in the corrected system. We ask for forgiveness for not having set a good example for others. It isn’t just lip service but an examination of where we have neglected the correction of the connection between us. There is no point starting a new year, a new change, before conducting serious soul searching and examining whether we have tuned ourselves correctly.

The prayers for forgiveness begin with self-examination because by being uncorrected we are the cause of all the evil in the world. Before we rush to correct our relations with anyone we must first correct ourselves internally. Then our external attitude to others will also be corrected, of course. Before the correction, we need to acquire a “ruler” according to which we can measure the good and evil in the system.

The right system is based on a connection from heart to heart, as one man in one heart, according to the rule of love thy friend as thyself. The right forgiveness includes the correction of my evil attitude toward the whole world, the correction of the evil inclination into a good inclination called true repentance. Through love, a person raises himself to the Creator’s level.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #770 – The Month Of Selichot (Forgiveness),” 9/20/16

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How Can We Attain Spirituality Quickly?

laitman_528_02Question: Are there any Kabbalistic sources that can be learned concisely and quickly in order to attain spirituality?

Answer: Although you can teach and study the wisdom of Kabbalah quickly, if you want to attain spirituality it is up to you. Here I cannot guarantee anything because it all depends on your connection with the friends.

If you succeed in persuading yourself that it is essential to be connected to them, you are lucky. If you can convince yourself that you should believe what I teach and present before you, you can be sure that you have gained something.

But you will not attain anything without a teacher and without friends. There is no other way to fulfill the wisdom of Kabbalah correctly except for in the connection with the friends in the center of the group and in the center of the ten. Only then will you begin to feel the attribute of love and bestowal, which will reveal the Creator to you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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Connection Beyond Distance

Laitman_721_03Question: How can we develop a serious connection between us when great distances and different time zones separate us?

Answer: This is not a problem! Even if we are in different worlds: you are in this world and I am already in another world, it doesn’t matter, we can be connected with each other. Believe me, there are no limitations!

It also makes no difference where we are. I have wonderful students in Russia and America. I love my students from all the South American countries very much. I feel their advancement regardless of the geographic location.

Don’t think that the students who are near me are the most advanced, definitely not! They may be more advanced in certain mechanical actions, but lately the dissemination that the Moscow group and a few other Russian groups have been doing is far ahead of the central Israeli group. Currently the American groups are also overtaking the Israeli group and catching up with the Russian group.

Therefore, I don’t see any obstacles for my connection with you and all the groups between themselves. It depends only on you.

If there is at least some small physical contact through the media and Internet, we can always be connected. And then we will move to such connection that exists in other planes that are a different type of waves. Then you will communicate directly with me, and we will be in contact with each other soul-to-soul, and no parallels and meridians will separate us from each other.

I promise you that! This is how I am connected to my teacher; otherwise, I wouldn’t receive from him what I do today. The Book of Zohar and many other sources tell us about such states.

At the moment we don’t feel the connection between us only because the concealment acts in us this way. In fact, we all are imbued by an infinite number of links! Let’s awaken them between us and you will see where you really are.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/8/16

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