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Answers To Your Questions, Part 173

laitman_281_02Question: Which of the following descriptions is closer to the truth?

1) There are wondrous worlds of Light beginning from Ein Sof, but our physical world (below Malchut) is so far from them that within it Gevura (severity) dominates over Hesed. Therefore, it is difficult for a person to see the Hesed (mercy) of the Creator and he suffers.

2) Even in the material world we are as “house guests” of the Creator. All events, even those which cause us suffering, are acts of Hesed from the Creator in relation to us.

Answer: Both descriptions are correct.

Question: As a beginning student, as far as it seems, I have finally understood what a Partzuf is, and I likewise thought that I understood, at least to some extent, the meaning of the Sefirot. Sometimes you call Partzufim by the names of Sefirot, which ultimately confuses me. The question is, why are the Partzufim called by the names of Sefirot, and what is a Sefira?

Answer: Every Sefira, when it grows, is revealed as a Partzuf.

Question: If a person prays to the Creator for something and expects the Creator to carry out this desire, can he say in a prayer that if he gets what he desires from the Creator, he will give pleasure to the Creator this way, or is this purely an egoistic approach?

Answer: Egoismmmm!
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Haaretz: “Forget Paris—the Unsuspected Culprit Behind Global Warming”

In my regular column in Haaretz, my new article: “Forget Paris—the Unsuspected Culprit Behind Global Warming

When a pack of Earth-polluting wolves bleat like sheep led to the slaughter over CO2 emissions, look for an ulterior motive.

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The Person Of The Future

laitman_537.jpgQuestion: How will the society of the future be built?

Answer: In order to create a society of the future, we need people of the future. Man of the present is an egoist who instinctively cares only about himself. But not because he is bad or good; this is his nature, like a computer that is programmed by a certain program and works only one way and not another. Therefore, people of our time can build only an appropriate egoistic community.

This is what we are trying to do: to limit ourselves in some ways, to encourage socially useful deeds, to avoid socially harmful actions. This includes all sorts of incentives, prisons, punishments, and so on.

However, all this is aimed at somehow compensating for the evil nature of man, according to which he subconsciously thinks only of his own good. And not even just about the benefits, but about retrieving them at the expense of others.

And if, at the same time, one can harm others and raise oneself, this is even better because he feels he is winning. After all, we measure ourselves with respect to the rest.

The person of the future is the complete opposite to the present person. He thinks only of society, about his development, and about ascent. He understands that everything that is done for society will pertain to him too, but at the same time, he cannot think about himself, only about the environment.

He goes through a system of re-education that changes his nature, and begins to think about others, about society, and about himself only as a performer of something for the benefit of others and the society. That is, he completely changes his internal program.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/22/17

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“And The Kohen Will Take The Basket From Your Hand…”

laitman_276_01Torah, Deuteronomy 26:3 – 26:4: And you shall come to the kohen who will be [serving] in those days, and say to him, “I declare this day to the Lord, your God, that I have come to the land which the Lord swore to our forefathers to give us.” And the kohen will take the basket from your hand, laying it before the altar of the Lord, your God.

Kohen is the quality of bestowal, the upper quality of connecting all into one whole. If you can reach such a quality, it means that you turn to Kohen (priest).

Inside each of us, there is either an animal, a simple person, or one who begins to work on himself. In other words, my “I” begins to work on itself in order to connect with others and through this connection, with the Creator.

If I work this way with others, I am called a Levite, and if through this connection with others I begin to work with the Creator, then I am called Kohen. Then inside of all this hierarchy, I find contact with the Creator and exist in adhesion with Him.

It means that I bring my basket, meaning all my intentions and efforts, to the Kohen.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/9/16

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“When You Come Into The Land”

laitman_933.jpgTorah, Deuteronomy 26:1 – 26:2: And it will be, when you come into the land which the Lord, your God, gives you for an inheritance, and you possess it and settle in it, that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you will bring from your land, which the Lord, your God, is giving you. And you shall put [them] into a basket and go to the place which the Lord, your God, will choose to have His Name dwell there.

What does it mean “You come into the land and you possess it”? Does it mean you cross the Jordan River? But it is a very shallow river. People easily waded across it with the cattle. There was nothing special about this.

It is only possible to possess the land of Israel in the spiritual sense. Then you have the right to be in it.

Today, being in the land of Israel is given to us as an opportunity, and we must prove that we are really capable of existing in this land, and if we cannot, we are “thrown out” of it after some time. This happened to us 2,000 years ago and the same thing can happen now if we are not suitable for this land.

To be in the land of Israel means to be in a close connection with all the people in friendship, love, and brotherhood, and through this to relate to the Creator exactly the same way to give Him the opportunity to dwell among us. This is called the land of Israel, from the word “Isra-El” (straight to the Creator).

It is written about this: “And you shall put them into a basket and go to the place which the Lord, your God, will choose to have His Name dwell there.” His name can only be in this place.

Basket is your intentions, and the harvest and all the rest are your desires. “The first of all the fruit of the ground,” all the special gifts, are the intentions by which you as if demonstrate why you are doing it.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/9/16

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The Temple: The Center Of Connection

laitman_937Comment: The scriptures describe how sacrifices were made in the Temple. The horns of the ox that went ahead were covered with gold.

Answer: In our world there are things that hint about how a person should embellish what was given to him by nature so that it would become a proper reward to the Creator.

Embellishment is the intention for our desires. After all, an ox, a cow, a sheep, fruit, berries, and everything that makes up human life and is brought to the Temple is all given to a person from above. And what he adds from himself is embellishment, which speaks of his addition to what is given by the Creator.

The whole world is given by the Creator. What can a person add to it? His intentions. They are described in the Torah.

Comment: The scriptures also say that when you enter the Temple, you must read Tehillim (Psalms).

Answer: Every inhabitant of the Earth had to visit the Temple three times a year and bring the first fruit of their labor there. The temple was small in size, but a huge number of people passed through it. They prayed, studied, and ate together there, and then went home. Thus, everything revolved around the Temple.

Some used to bring sacrifices in the form of gifts, others donated money. A certain number of hours were devoted to study, and a person went out with a wealth of knowledge, that is, cleansed from everyday dirt. He continued his usual life, but with the added load that he got in the Temple.

And most importantly, people were sitting there together, singing, and having their meals. It was a special public work during which everyone felt that he was connected with everyone else, and when he left the Temple, he naturally carried with him a sense of connection.

Thus, the Temple was a kind of people’s university for connection and education, giving the right understanding of the purpose for which we exist. It was a cultural and scientific center, the center of people’s connection with each other and with the Creator.

It was from there that the Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets), Ketuvim (Holy Writings), Mishna, Talmud, and everything else spread. They were recorded, worked on, studied, and then all that went with the people to exile.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/09/16

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A Kabbalist’s Perspective

Laitman_145Question: Do Kabbalists who look at the world through the attribute of love and bestowal they have acquired see all the flaws, cruelty, and acts of violence in the world?

Answer: That depends on the perspective through which I look at such circumstances and phenomena. A Kabbalist can see them in the ordinary form like all the other people. He can also see their spiritual roots and can see them in the parts of the corrected state until it is completely corrected.

Everything depends on how a Kabbalist wants to use these states. They all exist in the spiritual world, but a Kabbalist chooses which is the most beneficial for him.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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My Articles In The Media, April 2017

In English

The Jerusalem Post

The Second French Revolution
The Key Role of Jews in the Trump Administration
Trump Must Initiate Next Stage of ‘America First’ Policy
Passover — A Story of Hebrews Who Wanted To Be Egyptians
Exodus – The Secret of Our Nationhood

Haaretz

The Holocaust From Memory to Premonition
What’s Next for France?
Independence Means Independence From Mutual Hatred
How Trump Can Drain the Swamp
Thirty-Five Centuries Later, It’s Still Pharaoh vs. Moses
Connection: Something New on the Seder Menu
Exodus—How We Became a Nation, and How We Stopped Being One

Jewish Business News

Michael Laitman: Uniting the States for a Great America in Trump’s Era
Michael Laitman: Exodus—the Secret of Our Nationhood

In Spanish

United with Israel

Trump debe iniciar una nueva etapa en la política americana
El faraón contra Moisés, treinta y cinco siglos después
Éxodo: el secreto de nuestra nación
La felicidad (que quisiéramos tener) en nosotros
¡Buenas noticias! Ya se puede hablar de antisemitismo en América
La levadura que debemos eliminar es el auto-odio judío

In French

Dreuz.info

Le rôle déterminant des juifs dans l’administration Trump
L’holocauste : du souvenir à la prémonition
Trump doit amorcer le prochain niveau de la politique de « L’Amérique d’abord »
Trente-cinq siècles plus tard, c’est encore Pharaon vs Moïse

In German

The Huffington Post

Hungernde Menschen machen die UNO fett
Trump muss die nächste Stufe von „America First” einleiten
Israel – das geliebte Land, das alle verlassen wollen

In Italian

The Huffington Post

È ora che Trump dia inizio alla prossima fase della politica, l'”America First”
La felicità che vorremmo avere è quella che in realtà abbiamo già
Israele è il paese che tutti amano, così tanto da volersene andare

Blogactiv – in multiple languages

Shoah: dal ricordo alla premonizione
¿Qué va a pasar en Francia?
Il ruolo chiave degli ebrei nell’Amministrazione Trump
È ora che Trump dia inizio alla prossima fase della politica “America First”
Trump debe iniciar una nueva etapa en la política americana
Trump Must Initiate Next Stage of America First Policy
El faraón contra Moisés, treinta y cinco siglos después
Dopo trentacinque secoli il Faraone è ancora contro Mosè
Éxodo: el secreto de nuestra nación
Connessione: qualcosa di nuovo sul menu del Seder
Esodo: come siamo diventati una nazione e come abbiamo smesso di essere Uno
L’odio interno del popolo ebraico è il lievito che dobbiamo eliminare
La felicità che vorremmo avere è quella che in realtà abbiamo già
La connexion : un nouveau plat au menu du Seder
Exodus—How We Became a Nation, and How We Stopped Being One
I nostri peggiori nemici
La levadura que debemos eliminar es el auto-odio judío

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.14.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Congress in Kazakhstan 2017, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 23 

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