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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/14/17

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Soon, instead of recklessness and unrestrained liberalism, the world will aspire to be practical, balanced, and responsible in everything.

There’s only one solution to the refugee crisis: suitable living conditions in their homeland. Taking them in doesn’t solve the problem.

If the EU is serious about creating the Ministry of Truth, first they have to create the Ministry of Kabbalah. We’re ready to help!

Trump’s influence: The EU is ready to create the Ministry of Truth and punish spreading lies. For this, we need to correct our nature!

Likutei Etzot [Assorted Counsels]: The purpose of the Torah in particular is to reveal the Creator by uniting people of opposing opinions.

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Only the unification of Jews that both support or oppose Trump will help Trump retain his power and spare the Jews from pogroms!

The world is in crisis, as in ancient Babylon. The world needs Abraham’s method of unification once again, so it can reach its purpose.
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From Twitter, 2/14/17

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Where Is The Intention?

laitman_543_01Question: What is intention and how is it possible to manage it?

Answer: Intention is the main thing in the relationship of a person to the world; it is precisely what he wants.

If a person wants to exist egoistically, normally, and peacefully, his actions are directed downward, toward this world. But if he yearns to attain the upper force the Creator, the mission and goal of acquiring His status in the next dimension, then his intention is absolutely different. It is up to a person to decide for what he longs.

The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t close a person to anything. You can continue to do everything you want without limiting yourself. All you must do is try to discover how to summon the upper force so it will develop you at your own pace, not at the pace the rest of humanity is developing.

Question: Where does this intention reside, in the heart or in the mind?

Answer: Actually the intention doesn’t live anywhere, just like forces and desires. It seems to us that it is imprisoned within some kind of geometric or geographic space, but it doesn’t actually exist even in an N-dimensional space much less in three-dimensional space.

It is difficult for us to describe. But this illusion vanishes very rapidly and a Kabbalist begins to understand that he is actually contending with a space of desires.

We ourselves are desire. We actually don’t exist today in bodies, which seem to us like proteinaceous matter. The entire world and everything around us are energetic fields.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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Can We Offer The Wisdom Of Kabbalah To Everyone?

laitman_254_03Question: Is it possible to offer the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone? Why do you teach and transmit this closed and hidden information to an enormous number of people on the Internet?

Answer: I act according to what was dictated to me by my teachers. I am a student of Rabash. Rav Baruch Ashlag was my teacher. I studied with him for 12 years and served as his personal assistant, his secretary. I must disseminate all of the knowledge that I acquired from him, and particularly from his father Baal HaSulam throughout the world without restriction to absolutely everyone! That is what is written in their sources and I am trying to do this to the best of my ability.

Without this dissemination, they write, the world will reach a very bad state. Therefore, we must reveal this wisdom at any cost. It is imperative for the world today because otherwise the world will go completely out of control.

Although the world sailed in an egoistic current for thousands of years, without the addition of a second, altruistic force, it can no longer be managed today because the world is becoming integral and closed and the two forces, positive and negative, are needed in a closed, integral system.

So, the wisdom of Kabbalah has become as relevant as all other knowledge.

Baal HaSulam writes in the “Preface to the book Panim Meirot uMasbirot: “…only through the expansion of the wisdom of Kabbalah in the masses will we obtain complete redemption…. Both the individual and the nation will not complete the aim for which they were created, except by attaining the internality of the Torah and its secrets….

Therefore, we must establish seminaries and compose books to hasten the distribution of the wisdom throughout the nation.”
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/2/16

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Religions Do Not Interfere With Unity

laitman_622_02Question: Most people in the world define themselves as believers no matter what religion they belong to. On the other hand, you talk about unity.

Religion and the wisdom of Kabbalah have their vectors aimed in different directions. Kabbalah always moves forward, religion always returns to the past. There is no common ground between them. How is it possible to find a point of contact?

Answer: It is not necessary to search for one. People will remain in their religions! We don’t bother them about that. Some pray toward the east, others toward the west; this one bows to a stone, that one to a cross, it does not matter. There are close to 2,800 different faiths in the world; it makes no difference.

Kabbalah calls upon people to rise above all religions and cultures to create a single united human society.

Question: From a practical point of view, doesn’t it seem that people who believe are in a state of complete absence of freewill and that every religion divides into “us” and “them.”

Answer: Religion is just like in a family, every culture, and every profession. Anything can separate people.

But it is possible to successfully transcend religious differences. They don’t need to separate us. The time of religious wars has passed. It is not a problem if I believe in one thing and you believe in something else.

Everyone understands that for the world not to explode, we must establish the right mutual connections between us. What relevance is there between this and religion? You live here, I live here, we must reach an agreement like neighbors. If we are hostile toward each other, what is the benefit?
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From the Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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What Remains After A Person Dies?

Question: What remains after a person has departed from this world?

Answer: To the degree that a person has not attained the next world during his life in this world, nothing remains after his death except a spiritual seed, recorded information called a Reshimo (remembrance).

The body dies and nothing remains of the person at all. He lived like any animal lives and that is all. In this sense, a person has no superiority over animals. There is no significance to who he was and what he represents.

If a person works on himself internally throughout his life and develops the positive force within him, this force does remain with him.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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New Life #321 – Humility And Pride

New Life #321 – HumilityAnd Pride
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What power is there in the attribute of humility, how do humility and pride affect all aspects of life, and how does one properly use these attributes to benefit the society?

There are several degrees of humility. At the simplest level, we speak about a modest life without being proud and patronizing. A higher level is to face life humbly and understand that I am not an all-powerful hero who controls everything.

In the past there were great rulers like Napoleon and Alexander the Great. Today a ruler could find himself in jail. There is no respect today, not for scientists or artists, really not for anyone. There is nothing left for man to be proud of.

Imagine that the still, vegetative, animal, and man were sitting together talking. The still would say, “I am the basis of the whole world. There would be nothing without me.” The vegetation would say, “I give life to all, all the oxygen comes from me, without me there would only be lifeless stones.” The animal would say, “I fill all of nature, ranging from microbes to huge elephants, with life.

And what about man? The other creatures in nature are connected to nature and fulfill their orders with humility. And man as if wants to control everything, to change everything in his favor, not to be dependent on nature. This is pride.

Man is missing humility. If we would bend a little to nature, we would find its inner strength. If we had humility, we would be able to arrange all of our lives to be much more comfortable.

Today, people work very long hours, barely see their families, working just to attain all kinds of false goals. Think about it, how are we happier than the previous generation? Our pride is bringing us to total destruction.

Humility is to learn the laws of nature and to try to fulfill them. Animals don’t exaggerate at all.

Once we descend from the artificial level of pride toward humility, we will discover why nature awakens pride in us.

The Sages said that humility is the most important measure because it enables a deep penetration into nature. The reversal of great pride to humility builds the perfect life for man and enables him to touch eternity.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #321 – Humility and Pride ,” 3/18/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.14.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, “What to Look for in the Assembly of Friends”

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — Chapter “Adam HaRishom – The First Adam,” “The Hands of Man”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 16

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