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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/27/17

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Tras la reunión Trump-Netanyahu, hablemos de paz, un post @laitman

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The Road From Liberalism To Tyranny @JBusinessNews

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The 2017 Oscars show who shaped our miserable generation, without recognizing their disgrace, evildoing, and recklessness.
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From Twitter, 2/27/17

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“Mein Kampf” – A Best Seller

laitman_525In the News (DW.com): “An annotated, critical edition of Hitler’s infamous “Mein Kampf” has been on sale for a year, the two-volume tome becoming a surprise bestseller with 85,000 copies sold. But the book is still attracting controversy.

“At the end of January, a sixth run of the critical edition of Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic “Mein Kampf” will be released. The strong sales have come as a surprise.

“‘No one could really have expected them,’ said Andreas Wirsching, Director of the Munich-based Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) that produced and published “Hitler, Mein Kampf. A critical edition”, an annotated version of the notorious book accompanied by extensive critical comments.”

My Comment: What do they mean, they didn’t expect it? They did expect this and how! Billions of copies will be sold all over the world because this book is very famous to begin with. It was prohibited for a long time and was not published, and then suddenly they began to publish it. It is only natural that they would advertise it this way.

In coincides with the fact that we are re-entering a cycle of nationalism, chauvinism, anti-Semitism, etc. This is the reason that people need such books. They need a radical idea as a solution to the problem.

Question: Even the idea of hatred?

Answer: Humanity has nothing but that. It is impossible to lead people forward in a positive way, only by hatred. This is what everything is based on because our ego, which is the core of our nature, doesn’t understand anything but struggle, hatred, and the annihilation of the enemy. It is impossible to advance without an enemy.

Question: We continue to follow our developing egoism, taking old books, raising them to the level of hatred, and thus moving. For how long?

Answer: Until humanity starts a third world war, because WWI and WWII were based on the same hatred that is redeveloping now. Many speak about a third world war very calmly, as the time for its ideology has come.

But I hope that we will be able to overcome that. There are already buds of the recognition of evil in humanity, of what the real evil is. I believe that people will be able to look ahead and see what they could not see before and will understand that this is not a solution to the problem.

Fascist organizations will not be able to unite today; they will quarrel. And we will be able to explain to people that this is the way to mutual annihilation and not a solution.

Question: Which means that no happiness will result from that?

Answer: No, this will certainly not lead to happiness. The only way to achieve happiness is by the correction of man and humanity.

Question: Could there be a book that is totally opposite from “Mein Kampf” that will become a bestseller?

Answer: I believe that a book that is serious, and on the other hand, light and exciting should be written. It will draw humanity to the idea of correction. Of course, this idea is against our nature, so it does not draw everyone automatically, but today it can already be explained as the essential and only solution.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/9/16

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Prophetic Dreams

laitman_624_03_0Question: What can you say about Joseph’s prophetic dreams; there are whole stories there?

Answer: These are not ordinary dreams, but Kabbalistic levels.

There is nothing special in an ordinary dream because when we dream, we are released a bit from the pressure of everyday life, so we can to some extent feel what is already upon us and must be clothed in physical forms. But in principle, the wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t devote any attention to this.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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The Transfer Of Information From Kabbalist To Student

laitman_589_01Question: Does the attainment of the Upper Light come through the egoistic characteristics of the teacher?

Answer: The egoistic characteristics of the teacher are his beastly characteristics; they have no connection to the spiritual world.

Suppose that a teacher loves to eat a particular food, to sleep in a particular way, loves certain things in the world, doesn’t love, or even hates something else, none of this has any connection to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Kabbalists who lived 100, 200, or 2,000 years ago also had particular habits and feelings; none of that matters at all.

But if a person is near a Kabbalist and wants to approach him, he must be on a level in which he can relate to his habits and customs correctly.

Question: Your students also teach. Do they have to direct their students to you and recommend that they listen to your lessons?

Answer: They don’t have to direct them to me at all. Everything depends on the level the students are at. If they are ready to listen to my lessons, it is worthwhile for them to bring them here. They will be able to study along with the main group and see how things are done. But my intention is not to direct them to me. I transfer everything to my students and my students to their students, and so on.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/7/16

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Should We Believe The Mind Or The Heart?

laitman_439Question: Should we believe the arguments of the mind or the voice of the heart, our feelings?

Answer: Neither. Can we trust our feelings? After all, on the animate level we keep making mistakes because of our feelings, and if we believe the mind, it is not clear where it is leading us. All the more so on the spiritual level, here a Kabbalist does not believe his feelings or his mind. He wants the Upper Light to manage his feelings and that his mind will only be the consequence of the impact of the Light.

A Kabbalist always focuses himself on adhesion with the upper source. To the extent that the upper source dominates him, he feels that he is on the right, good, healthy level.

Even with regard to himself, he should not count on his thoughts and heart. That’s the way it is from a Kabbalistic perspective, not from the perspective of an ordinary person who is managed only by his corporeal feelings.

An ordinary person is confident that his feelings and mind are his own. A Kabbalist sees that the desires/feelings and thoughts/mind are not his own, but are merely the result of the impact of the special Light called the Surrounding Light or the Upper Light. This is the difference between a Kabbalist and an ordinary person.

A Kabbalist’s job is to draw an increasingly greater intensity of the Light unto himself because he has nothing of his own. As created beings we have to tie ourselves to the source that created us and to try to receive the maximum bestowal from Him.

Question: Does a Kabbalist use the feelings and emotions that are revealed in him or does he totally ignore them?

Answer: Of course, he uses them. He has to find out exactly what he undergoes at a certain moment and what he should arrive at the next moment.

A Kabbalist constantly searches for feelings inside him that will enable him to adhere to the upper force in order to feel that he is under its domination and that there is no one but that force that manages him on all sides by invoking in him both negative and positive feelings in order to develop the right organs for his feelings in the fullest, quickest, and most efficient manner. This is what the goal of the development of a Kabbalist comes down to.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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New Life #407 – Slander

New Life #407 –  Slander
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is the phenomenon of slander, where does it come from, and what does it cause in the world and in relationships between people?

Our nature is a desire for pleasure, and we measure ourselves against others. Slander comes from this.  Slander is when a person intentionally wants to harm another, to lower him in the eyes of others. This affects the entire system.

Language is a connection between us. It can be verbal, meaning through words, but it can also be through thoughts.

Slander in the full sense explains the relationship that is in my heart regarding someone else, even if I don’t open my mouth to speak.

Our world has been ruined because we fill it with bad thoughts about each other. The field of connection has been poisoned.

Good speech is mutual bestowal, mutual connection, when each one thinks about the good of society.
From KabTV”s “New Life #407 – Slander,” 6/15/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.27.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #34, “The Profit of a Land”

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, “One Should Always Sell the Beams of His House”

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