My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/29/17

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The #media doesn’t release objective info, but bloggers release true info quickly. By exposing their bias, the media is destroying itself.

#Zohar leAm, volume 12, p. 184, para 674: “The harlot advances the prince”–meaning our advancement under pressure from those who hate us.

Efforts to reveal the Creator in a united group lead to accepting Arvut, opposing the Ego (Mt Sinai), ascending it & receiving #Torah (OM).

“I have no strength to reveal the Creator! So I don’t want others to reveal Him. That’s why I hate Bnei Baruch!” (an email I received) #God

If Kabbalah is mysticism, it must be prohibited. But if it’s a means of correcting mankind and #society, it must be revealed to the world.

When I became a Kabbalist, I suddenly felt like a Jew among anti-Semites. Just like the nations hate Jews, so do #Jews hate Kabbalah.

If we turn to the Creator, it’s #faith, religion, since Creator is concealed. If it’s through friends, it’s Creator’s revelation, Kabbalah.

Want to control the world with your thoughts? Give it love until you discover that you’re controlling it! #positivethinking

If one turns to Creator, it’s religion. If one turns to Creator through the group, it’s Kabbalah. From #love of others to love of Creator.

1. World is as we see it. 2. If we observe, world is different. 3. World doesn’t exist, but is perceived in our #consciousness (qualities).

If you’re in a descent, start thinking of the group as if they’re worse off and need you–that’s the optimal way out of a descent. #quote

Efforts to reveal the Creator in a united group lead to accepting mutual guarantee, transcending the ego and receiving #Torah (Light).

Only #Kabbalah can calibrate humans to be like the Creator–using a screwdriver (the light) to adjust mans’ parameters (his desires).

Any society today crumbles. Israeli society as the most egoistic crumbles fastest. The solution is in mutual guarantee (Arvut). #Israel

The #GrenfellTowerFire Tower Fire: How A Tragic Accident Became A Blood Libel @JPostOpinion

From Twitter, 6/29/17

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Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 4

laitman_439Question: If we live in a system of nature that trains us like a mother bringing up little children, then do rewards and punishments for our actions really exist in this world? Society conditions a person by defining rewards as good fortune, success in family, work, and money.

All of reality is divided into winners and losers; the winners celebrate, while the losers suffer. In other words, reward is considered being the most successful, important, and rich. How are we to change this association?

Answer: This association changes by the virtue of the fact that we see how our world is moving toward a crisis and people find themselves in despair. We continue to develop further, and thanks to our advances in development, we are left without a job. Year after year we are becoming poorer and unhappier. Judging by this, we are able to decide whether we are behaving correctly or not.

If Mother Nature is treating us in this way, doesn’t it mean that we are doing something wrong? Clearly we exist inside a closed, integral system. And if we behave correctly, then we must receive a positive reaction, which is the reward.

A person must know if he is advancing correctly within the system and what his next step must be. Correct interaction with the system is like the connection a child has with the mother, who teaches him: “Do it this way, my dear, not the other way!” I must feel the response of the system to my actions and understand its attitude. But for this, it is necessary to study the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: And what if I am already successful in life?

Answer: But we have no idea what success is! Maybe what we call success, in reality, is actually a failure? We celebrate when we are able to reach that big cake and eat the whole thing ourselves. And we cry like spoiled children if we don’t get that cake.

True success is knowing the intention, desire, and goal of Mother Nature, becoming partners with this system and merging with it. In other words, to begin working jointly with the system. Success is developing in such a way that in our awareness, duties, desires, and actions, we are able to become the system’s correct, active parts who are conscious of what they are doing and can actually benefit the system by connecting to it.

Every mother wants her child to be healthy, smart, understanding, sensitive, and respected in society; she wants him to treat others with kindness and for others to love him. This is how we must behave. But here we are not simply talking about behaving respectfully at work, at home, on the street, or in a bus, we are talking about the general system of all of reality.

And we, judging by the development of modern man, day after day, year after year, are getting further and further away from our comprehension of the system of nature. Our society and our world are growing worse and worse. This is evidence of the fact that we do not understand what Mother Nature wants from us!
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/2/17

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The Indefatigable Growth Of Egoism

Dr. Michael LaitmanEgoism is created in us specifically so that we, through developing it, will achieve the possibility of free will and will begin to use it in spite of ourselves. Then we will attain the Creator.

The ego’s property of unlimited growth is an incredible attribute that does not exist in nature.

If I want something and taste it, I will want twice as much; if I consume twice as much, I will want four times as much, and so on. I constantly need to double my pleasure otherwise I cannot feel it as a pleasure.

This means that the Creator’s force is within the ego, and it keeps growing. This does not exist in the other levels of nature, but it does in our egoism. In man, in the fourth phase of development, after the the still, vegetative, and the animate levels, there is the Creator’s spark that is actually concentrated in the ego, which keeps growing exponentially.

Question: If a person enjoys the fact that others feel bad, does that mean that it is a real egoism?

Answer: Yes, when the filling is at the expense of others, I feel great pleasure. At the same time, my egoism exits my internal frameworks. A lion, for example, that devours a certain animal is satisfied and has no need for anything else. A man who devours one, looks for something else to devour.

This means that very big desires emerge in us and constantly demand renewal and are insatiable. On the contrary, the more you try to satisfy them, the hungrier you feel. If you satisfy the double egoism, you are four times as hungry, and so on, and it is impossible to do anything with such a bottomless pit.

Question: Does this apply to all of mankind?

Answer: It applies to all developed people. An underdeveloped human being is like an animal, like a baby, whom you give something and he is satisfied. A developed man, on the other hand, wants the whole world, and even that is not enough for him.

The desire to receive everything at the expense of others is a special kind of egoism. We can see the competition between rich and famous people, like artists, for example, who burn with envy of each other.

Question: But the Creator has created all that. How is that supposed to bring us closer to Him to reach His attributes?

Answer: It happens in a very bitter manner when a person begins to realize that he will attain no pleasure, will not be satisfied “till death do us part between me and my sack of gold.”

Question: Do you think that a kind, good hearted, gentle, honest person is an underdeveloped person?

Answer: Yes, he is not egoistically developed enough yet. But today, this can happen very quickly.
When a person begins to understand that there is no point chasing new fillings because they don’t satisfy him anyway, he begins to look for a substitute on a higher level and reaches the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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Laitman_632_4Question: Is the reason that we don’t feel the Creator clearly because the ego manages us?

Answer: The Creator manages us through the ego.

Question: How is it possible to learn to bestow?

Answer: It is only in a group, only in a group of Ten and not in any other way.

Question: Why do we call the higher power the “creative mind”?

Answer: It is because this “mind” creates creation through its thoughts. There isn’t anything else. The highest force in nature is the power of thought.

Question: Who or what is the Moshiach (Messiah) according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: The Moshiach is the power of the upper Light. The upper Light can reveal itself as very many types of forces. What is called the Moshiach is the force that attracts us from the ego, from the word, LiMshoch, to extract. It is said that the Moshiach will come on a white donkey (Hamor), meaning an absolutely white Light from the characteristic of bestowal. The word Hamor is derived from the word Homer (Substance). The meaning is that all of our substance, the ego, will become illuminated and become altruistic.

Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to people who predict the future, experts in numerology, astrologers, Urim and Tummim?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t relate to them in any special way.

Question: Is it possible to reduce the ego through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah? Or is it only possible to develop it?

Answer: Develop it! Without the ego you could not do anything. On the contrary, you require an immense ego that will elevate you to the heavens, and you will constantly correct it.

Question: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, is it possible to explain the fact that three of the presidents of the United States, Clinton, Bush and Trump were born in the summer of 1946, just like you?

Answer: Many other people were born in that year.

Question: Oleg from England asks: “What else would you want to do and realize in your life?”

Answer: I would like to correct Oleg from England.
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Congress: Joining The Common Flow

laitman_939_01Question: How can desires be added together? Even for bricks, we need cement. What connects us together since we are so different?

Answer: We all are egoists, but each has a point in the heart, and we want to connect them into one big point. This is our aspiration to the Creator.

At that, our egoism remains below, and our aspirations to the Creator are above.

If we rise above our egoism to a certain level, then there the spiritual potential called a Kli (Vessel) is revealed; that is, the tension between the aspiration to the Creator upward, and the aspiration to ourselves downward.

We form our Kli depending on this potential. However, the question arises whether this Kli is enough to reveal the Creator in.

Question: Does it mean that the bigger the rejection is, the greater the potential? That is, by and large, it tears me apart.

Answer: Not only you, but the entire group. If you are in the ten, then there should be ten such states. Then the Creator will be revealed in them. The main thing is the common point (red color in the drawing), the Creator. We constantly need to hold on to it.

Question: So, is the potential much more vivid for those who come to the congress without desire, with great doubts, but then overcome them?

Answer: Of course. Therefore, we need all people: with different potentials, with different desires; the main thing is that they can join our common flow.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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The Vicissitudes Of The Book Of Zohar

laitman_923Question: How was the Book of Zohar written and how long did it take?

Answer: Ten Kabbalists, the authors of The Book of Zohar, wrote in a cave called Idra Raba, which exists until this very day.

According to The Book of Zohar, one of the authors spoke, another explained and clarified, and a third wrote down what was said. They had no disagreements because they were as one single desire, one single soul. They described all the possible states of all the individual souls that ascend and connect into one soul called Man, Adam, in a hundred of volumes.

The Book of Zohar was concealed for a long time and was discovered by chance. Its pages were found in a market. It turned out that they were used to wrap different food products. Whatever was found became accessible to the public. The attempt to find the other volumes did not yield the desired results. In the middle of the 1940’s, The Book of Zohar was revealed by Baal HaSulam, and he began to write his commentary on it.

This is a very special book considering its origin and its fate, in the vicissitudes of the people associated with it, and with what happened to the people who had it because there was only one copy of The Book.

2,000 years have passed since it was written, and still anything associated with The Book of Zohar is yet to be explored: where are its hidden parts and what happened to them. We are yet to discover all that and to explain it. I am sure that everything will be revealed with time.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.29.17

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 6  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”

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