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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/12/17

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Germany has lost the EU leadership. The EU is in stagnation. Now it’s France’s turn to lead the EU. Who is next?!

The EU didn’t keep its promises to bring its citizens a prosperous economy, jobs, equality and social security. This is Germany ‘s loss!

Only by mastering the method of connection above differences, can we enjoy ever greater contradictions that strengthen the connection.

Kabbalah—the method of connecting egoists—becomes revealed precisely because society now faces its egoism, yet must remain connected.

Likutey Halachot [Assorted Rules] Item 4: The main requirement for man is to achieve connection above contradictions to the degree of love

Specifically politicians, who are in constant conflict, can appreciate the merit of Kabbalah: creating connection above contradictions.

Kabbalah enables a two-tier human connection: natural selfishness and rejection below, altruism and attraction above. This is the correction!

Kabbalah enables connection ABOVE contradictions. That’s why in the future only Kabbalah will turn people into true liberal pluralists.

Our egoistic development will expose our inability to understand each other. Then, we’ll need to use Kabbalah for human connection.

Liberals, Republicans, and the Jews Between Them

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From Twitter, 2/12/17

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How Is The Upper World Attained?

laitman_942Question: How is the upper world attained?

Answer: When ten people nullify themselves relative to each other and they do this together relative to the Creator by wanting to attract Him as Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) to correct them, that is how they create the characteristic of the Creator among them.

Through this action they create a Kli, which is a sensory device for attaining the next level. In this single desire they feel the Creator. After that, by uniting more and more deeply, they discover the Creator more and more.
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Where Does The Great Diversity In The World Come From?

laitman_738Question: What is the spiritual root of three-dimensional space? Is there a preference for one of the four corners of the world?

Answer: Three-dimensional space is based on the structure of a spiritual Partzuf, which consists of three parts. Each part includes three Sefirot: Keter, Hochma, and Bina, then Hesed, Gevura, and Tifferet, then Netzach, Hod, and Yesod, and finally Malchut.

The projection of the three-dimensional image is a cube consisting of four parts, corresponding to the four levels of Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut. So writes the Ari in the book Tree of Life.

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Between the levels of Hochma and Bina, there is a Parsa (border, separating line) to which the Light of Hochma bestows from above and from which Zeir Anpin receives below.

In this quadrangle, there are elements of all of the letters of the alphabet because they are all composed of different mutual influences: Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut.

Question: Is there a connection to the four directions in the world: north, south, west, and east?

Answer: Yes, north is Hochma, and south is Bina. Zeir Anpin and Malchut are in the middle. There are different explanations and approaches to this issue.

The fact is that it doesn’t exist in the spiritual world, but we say this to clarify the relationship between the spiritual forces a bit. I would advise you to read Tree of Life in which everything is explained in detail. It even includes drawings that Baal HaSulam prepared.

Question: There are many reflections in the world and great diversity. How many forces are there in the spiritual world if we see so many projections, such variety  in our world?!

Answer: In spirituality, there are only two forces: bestowal and reception, and the various combinations of them appear as projections in our world.

Question: There are a very large number of forces that are not projected in our world, only a minimal number of them are manifested?

Answer: Yes, our world is a small copy of what exists in the spiritual world. Once a person begins to feel the spiritual world, many new things are revealed before him.

Question: What is the purpose of the material world to spiritual development? Why do we feel all of this matter?

Answer: Humanity needs to start with something in order to develop. For example, a young child doesn’t know or understand anything, and it is necessary to educate him, raise him, and develop him until he gradually begins to do things by himself. That is how it is in our world.

Our world is not a simple structure. Within it, we must work on ourselves to the fullest extent, fight the ego, defeat it, and attain a state of complete correction.

After that, we will exist in another state, in another dimension, in which Kabbalists move. In time, the entire world will also reach this.

Question: But what I see now are a table, people, mountains, and rivers. How does it help me?

Answer: You are seeing a copy of everything that exists in the upper world so that you will be able to correct yourself accordingly. After all, you do not even know what you are doing in our world, which forces influence you, and how you influence them through your everyday life, but that is the way it also corrects you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 7/3/16

laitman_249-01Question: How many people can be included in the concept of a group of ten?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. It could be random and virtual groups of ten. The main thing is that between five and ten of these people try to arrange the right connection between them. The right mutual relationships must exist in symbiosis between the right – positive and the left – negative lines.

Question: What is independence from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Independence is when I absolutely feel included within a group.

Question: Despite a correct and true understanding of the Kabbalistic method, it still irritates and angers me. How is it possible to overcome this?

Answer: Kabbalah can annoy and anger people because it is not in our hands; you cannot use it the way you want to. Precise physical laws of nature are operating in it. It is permanent and you don’t have the ability to change it in any way. That always annoys a person. But there is nothing to be done. It is the truth.

Question: Can I attract positive forces when I watch your programs?

Answer: Yes. When we talk about how the Kabbalistic method works toward unity, a very great positive force influences us.

Comment: A mother is not always good toward her children; sometimes she is even strict for their own good.

My Response: This doesn’t mean that she is not good. She is good. She simply doesn’t always express this externally. But what is good for her children is always in front of her eyes.

Question: Won’t there always be a psychological division between life in a group as an altruist and life in society as an egoist among egoists?

Answer: No, you will see how simple this is if you behave simply and correctly at work as you do in a group. Then you will be more loved and respected. Don’t think that that you will lose out because of this.

Question: How can we cultivate a desire to be on the level of the Creator?

Answer: Cultivating one’s desire to bestow and love is possible only through the common desire of the group.

Question: You say that our world is an illusion. Why is it so difficult to understand and grasp this? How is it possible to achieve the right perception that everything is found within the person?

Answer: The Upper Light does this; you don’t need to fabricate anything!

Question: Which of my characteristics can influence the upper forces of nature?

Answer: It  is only through yearning to reach a connection with the positive force, with the Creator, through connection with others.

Question: Is it preferable to oversee friendly relationships among children already from childhood?

Answer: I don’t think it is necessary to do this. It is simply necessary to show them an example.

Question: How is it possible to educate children in a family consciously according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: This is only through a good personal example. When they grow up, it is important that they will give an example to each other themselves.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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Why Hasn’t Esperanto Caught On?

Laitman_036Question: Why do you think Esperanto hasn’t caught on as an international language?

Answer: Esperanto is an artificial language people invented in order to provide a minimal vocabulary for all people. But people don’t need to be communicate with each other. They are egoists.

Therefore, Esperanto, which in a certain sense is an altruistic language, has not caught on, whereas English, being a purely egoistic language, has, and we all use it whether we like it or not.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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The New Exodus

Laitman_727In the News (Haaretz): “Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman lashed out Monday at France for its attempt to organize an international peace summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and urged France’s Jews to come to Israel.”

My Comment: Lieberman is absolutely right. France is a very religious Catholic country where at one time they carried out pogroms and wars. Of course, it is not for the Jews. It will be get worse and worse.

It is possible that they will issue laws forbidding Jews to export capital or preventing them to settle in other European or American countries. Then only Israel will be left for them.

But today there are difficulties with work and housing in Israel. And the French Jews are mainly people with quite moderate means and so they will have to start from scratch.

The fact is that the departure of the Jews from France will throw the country to the level of a third world country, both spiritually and financially. I am sure of it! The exodus of the Jews from any country has always been a disaster for the country, and it will be a disaster for France.

Question: I would like to ask you as a Kabbalist: will the action of the upper force, the Creator, lead the people of Israel from all countries of the world?

Answer: Eventually, of course. And it will happen in a heightened state of hostility and hatred toward Israel. The nations of the world will make Jews leave their homes; they will be squeezed out. So they must leave while it is possible. By and large, the exodus of the European Jews has begun.

Question: Is this an optimistic note?

Answer: I am always an optimist. If the end is good, everything is good.
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From KabTV’s program “News with Michael Laitman” 12/28/16

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New Life #813 – The Shmoneh Esrei (18) Prayer

New Life #813 – The Shmoneh Esrei (18) Prayer
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

There are many questions regarding prayer: What should one pray for? Who is the upper force? How do you turn to It? How do you receive from It? How do you thank It?

We have to get closer to the upper force, which means to resemble it in our attributes so our prayer will not be egoistic. The prayers were composed by people who attained Godliness and we have to understand what is concealed in them.

All our work in life is to pray, to turn to the upper force that wants to do us good. We have to prepare a deficiency on our part, which means that we should lack exactly what the Creator wants to give us. Otherwise it is like a mother who has prepared porridge for us, but we ask her for candies.

A prayer begins with praise because it is only if the upper force is important to us that we will enjoy the “porridge” that He has prepared for us. After the praise, come the request, when we ask for the correction of our egoistic desires. At the end, we praise the upper force again because if we have undergone the right process, the “porridge” now tastes like heaven.

You cannot turn to the Creator by yourself. He will not listen. Turning to Him requires getting closer through our attributes. Because the Creator’s attribute is to bestow goodness, to do good, we also have to bestow goodness and do good in order to get closer to Him.

The Creator created one man and has shattered him to many parts. By connecting and through the good relations between us, we bring Him contentment.

When we ask for something and don’t receive it, it is because we don’t keep the rule of “make your desire like His desire, so that He will make His desire like yours.” A connection with Godliness means love.
From KabTV’s “New Life #813 – The Shmoneh Esrei (18) Prayer,” 1/17/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.12.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Domem D’Kedusha”  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 12 

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