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My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/26/17

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The US Is Quitting The Paris Agreement

Laitman_702_01In the News (New York Times): “WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, weakening efforts to combat global warming and embracing isolationist voices in his White House who argued that the agreement was a pernicious threat to the economy and American sovereignty.

“Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon the agreement for environmental action signed by 195 nations is a remarkable rebuke to heads of state, climate activists, corporate executives and members of the president’s own staff, who all failed to change his mind with an intense, last-minute lobbying blitz. The Paris agreement was intended to bind the world community into battling rising temperatures in concert, and the departure of the Earth’s second-largest polluter is a major blow.”

Answer: Of course! As usual, this is what it is all about, stealing from one and transferring to another.

Since we are all products of our egoism, we don’t act out of concern for the Earth and global warming; we act out of thinking how to steal as much as possible for ourselves at the expense of others. Western European countries especially profit at the expense of America, and this is the reason that Trump objects to the agreement while all of Europe disagrees with Trump.

Question: Is there a problem of global warming?

Answer: Naturally. There is a process of global warming, and what is more, another ice age is coming. These two processes accompany each other.

Nothing will work unless we balance the whole system. If humanity does not bring itself to a corrected state and does not become one harmonious ecological system with nature, nature will surely be further destroyed as a result of the destructive impact of human society.

We exist in our egoism on the highest level of nature. The human level comes after the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.

This is the reason that when there are disagreements between us, wars, conflicts, and hostility, they all impact the lower levels of nature and accordingly disrupt their balance. Consequently, there is global warming and other problems that we invoke in the world, like the pollution of the oceans and atmosphere.

This means that the garbage and the filth of our egoism are smeared all over the Earth, inside it and around it. It all happens because of us.

The moment we begin to correct ourselves by establishing good connections between us, we will see that suddenly everything will begin to gradually clean up and reach the right balanced condition until we reach the state of “and a wolf shall dwell with a lamb…and a small boy shall lead them,” as stated by the prophets. And so it will be.

Question: When will people understand that human egoism disrupts the general balance?

Answer: Let’s hope that it will happen before the ego destroys everything. We also have to take into account the upper governance of nature itself, which, influencing us, will make it a little easier to realize that there is no other way than to correct ourselves.

Nature is leading us by blows, while we do it by disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah, by trying to explain things, by trying to convince people and show them that there is no other way. The degree of problems and suffering that people will have to undergo depends on their egoistic stubbornness.

We, on the other hand, will try to do everything in our power. I think that we can go through this process properly until we reach the next good state.

Question: How will all the corporeal problems disappear? After all, huge islands of garbage are already floating in the oceans.

Answer: Nature will instantly swallow all the plastics and metals that are scattered all over the oceans and in space. We cannot imagine what forces are embedded in nature. It is not about our interfering with these forces, but about spurring and summoning their right intensified influence, and then there will be no problems.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/5/17

Reward and Punishment In Our Lives, Part 3

laitman_752_3Question: We live in this world like little children who feel punished when their mother won’t give them candy and a can of soda because she knows that it is bad for them. Who is this mother?

Answer: The mother is the general system, nature, the laws of nature, within which we exist. The system responds to us immediately, systematically, training us step-by-step to develop a correct relationship with reality and gradually allowing us to get to know her in order for us to open our eyes and see the true reality.

It is similar to the way a small child sees only a tiny part of the world, a very flat and limited picture. He doesn’t understand the system that governs a nation or the world or how all this is functioning.

Even grown people often do not know how the government is structured, how it functions, and on what principles its systems work. For the majority, what impacts them personally is what concerns them the most, for example, the garbage that has not been picked up by their house.

As a person develops and matures, he becomes familiar with the system of government in his country. Similarly, we must become familiar with the systems of nature that control us.

Question: Mother is symbolic of the warmth, love, care, and everything nurturing and kind that exists in a person’s life. Why then, looking at my life, don’t I see that the world behaves toward me with such caring and love? Rather the opposite, I receive blows from every direction.

Answer: We think that nature’s love must manifest in a form that we understand. But, are we representing her to ourselves correctly? I think that if there is a goal I must reach in my development, then a mother is obligated at all times to care about that which keeps me aimed at this goal.

Because my continuous state within my egoism is very bad and I need to leave this evil and come to good as quickly as possible,  the mother prepares all the necessary conditions for this to happen. She does not push me with force and doesn’t hurry me with a whip, but constantly presents me with opportunities to advance. And I need to understand her!

The problem is in that we do not understand how nature is controlling us. As soon as I begin to understand this and seek to enter this process, then everything will change.

Because I am trying to discern: Where is the mother, what does she want from me in each moment, in each state, what is she moving me toward, what do I need to do right now, and most importantly, what should I be thinking about? How am I supposed to perceive the world and relate to the unfolding events, while at all times adjusting the way I am relating to the world and evolving my consciousness?

If I always think that there is none other than the upper force, that is, mother nature is constantly attending to me, always wanting the best for me, then I will unerringly advance in the right direction. It is possible that on the path I will sometimes make mistakes and hit the walls of my limitations: either on the left or on the right, but overall I will be moving forward. I will be under vigilant control and will reach the goal.

The mother is concealed, but gradually I uncover this system as a result of my collisions with her and analysis of my actions: What did I do correctly, what not? In this way I will come to understand what are rewards and what are punishments.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/2/17

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The Loved Letter

laitman_235Question: Which letter among the letters of the Hebrew alphabet pleases you most of all?

Answer: I think it is the letter “Hey.”

It is the fifth letter in the alphabet and it symbolizes the final Kli, which has been fully corrected, the soul that is ready to begin to absorb Light.

Other than that, Bina and Malchut are indicated by this letter, and together give the letter “Yod,” and it is the tenth.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Generation Gap, Part 3

laitman_559Question: On what grounds are friendship and connection between generations possible? Are there such things that do not depend on time and age?

Answer: Only the soul that is eternal does not depend on time. All the rest is temporary. Only the soul can be common between different generations because it is really one for all. And so for the soul, it does not matter what generation you are from: baby boomers, X, Y, Z, or A.

The soul will always be one for all future generations; it is higher than time and higher than life and death. In all generations, from the period of the dinosaurs and even the Big Bang, when we existed in the form of tiny particles of desire, until today and until the end of the correction, the soul will be common to all.

Therefore, there is no other common interest or another basis on which we will be working together, supporting each other, and needing one another, but only in the development of the soul.

Question: Does it mean that the soul is something unchangeable and eternal that unites all the generations together? But what is the soul and how does one develop it?

Answer: The soul is a special desire of a person to feel not within oneself but outside of oneself. Such a desire can be developed in you by working in a group using the method of Kabbalah, which allows you to rise above your own egoism. And then I will see the world not warped by my selfishness, how I perceive it usually inside me, but what it really is—outside of me.

I pass through a small group, as through a filter, leaving my egoism in it and I begin to see the world, not clouded by my selfishness. This is a completely different reality, which is called the spiritual world. Perception of the spiritual world is what my soul is.

To develop the soul means to develop in oneself the ability to exist above one’s egoism. Egoism is the desire to absorb everything within myself, which prevents me from feeling the world outside me.

Question: It turns out that the relationship between parents and children is divided into two areas. One is external and is simply a material security: to feed the children, to dress, and to provide everything necessary for their existence. But there is still an inner connection that transcends the material. Is there no gap between the generations in this internal area?

Answer: Inner connection is more objective, not tied to the person himself. Of course, there also are differences between us, depending on how much one is able to get out of his egoism, to rise above it, and begin to feel the higher reality.

Question: What allows us to connect in this area with the younger generation as opposed to the material realm?

Answer: There we all meet, outside the spiritual world, beyond the anti-egoistic filter. We leave on it all our petty egoistic whims that are related to the animal stage and to the stage of the man of this world. The animal stage is a desire for food, sex, family, and human desires are money, power, and knowledge. And all this we drop and remain with the desires of the soul.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/18/17

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Pleasure From The Congress And Question About The Meaning Of Life

laitman_938_05Question: Can the pleasure from the congress erase my question about the meaning of life?

Answer: No, this will not happen because everybody thinks about the meaning of their existence. On the contrary, with each congress people begin to ask this question more and more, and increasingly feel the need for an answer.

However, during the congress they have failures and disappointments: “Everything vanishes, there is nothing in this, why am I here?”

Then suddenly, everything starts to appear and becomes clear again. And this is wonderful! If this happens during the congress, it is great.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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“Cursed Be He Who Degrades His Father And Mother”

laitman_289Torah, Deuteronomy 27:16: Cursed be he who degrades his father and mother. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

Father and mother are the two highest sources of desire and the correct work with it. The desire to receive in order to bestow is the quality of father. Aspiration to rise only above your egoistic desire is the quality of mother.

This is Hochma and Bina. A person must accept both qualities from them, correctly connect them within himself, and move forward this way.

But one who doesn’t perform correction at every moment will exist inside the uncorrected desire, and this is the curse.

In other words, there are no any material punishments and curses. The fact that we remain in our egoistic desires and exist in them is the punishment and curse.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.27.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Lesson for the Italian Convention

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 4  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “600,000 Souls”

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