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My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/4/17

 

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“1,000 Likes Or I Will Drop Him”

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In the News (The Grio): “An Algerian father was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison after he dangled his infant son out of the window to demand ‘likes’ on Facebook.

“According to the BBC, Facebook users were rightfully panicked and outraged when the unidentified father dangled his son out of the window in Algiers. He posted a picture of the precariously perched little boy along with the promise to ‘drop him’ if he didn’t get 1,000 likes.

Question: Where are we heading?

Answer: We have come to a state where we are no longer intimidated because receiving a thousand Likes has apparently become more important than sitting in prison. We are already dealing with egoism here that cannot be reined in.

We must understand that only the upper force can replace egoism with another opposite instinct, an instinct of bestowal and love, that will be acquired, new for us. Only in this way can we survive.

Question: If a person is paid 1,000 or 100,000 Likes for showing what love is, what bestowal is, could this change the world?

Answer: Yes. But if you turn to him as to an egoist, you will not be able to do anything. We need to connect together, gradually attracting the upper Light, the higher power. It can actually do this, which is how people will begin to be changed under its influence and then will stop sending “Likes.”

Question: So a desire to bestow and to love will appear in a person?

Answer: Inevitably, under the influence of the upper Light. How is it possible otherwise? After all, even today we are doing everything unwillingly. It does not matter whether you are a slave to this power or you are a slave to that power. Our only choice is under which power to be a slave.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17

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How Can We Turn To The Creator Correctly?

arava-convention_931-01.jpgQuestion: How can we turn to the Creator correctly in order to limit the time we are in concealment?

Answer: I think that the point here is not the Creator but the friends. The closer I get to the group, the more I will place myself under the influence of the Light that operates through the center of the group.

It is only through the center of the group that I can turn to the source of the Light, to the Creator, and ask for the whole group, not for myself. By being in the center of the group with everyone, I will receive the positive influence of the Light.
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From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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Wonder Woman, Part 4

laitman_629_3Question: Usually, movies made by women directors are not as popular as films directed by men. However, the film Wonder Woman with both a female director and main character received great acclaim.

Does this reflect a particular spirit of our time, that it is a woman who is expected to be a hero and a savior?

Answer: There were a lot of women throughout history that played leading roles. The first example: Adam and Eve, because of whom the entire history of humanity started unfolding. Then, Abraham’s wife Sarah, the prophetesses that the Torah talks about: Rachel, Leah, Yael, Miriam, Deborah, Hulda, and even Pharaoh’s daughter Batya. We see that the women in the Torah act in no less emphasized way than the men.

Question: What qualities should such a “super-woman” possess?

Answer: The super-woman is the one directing her children and her husband toward the correction of the world, toward the good connection. That is why Abraham was told: “Listen to what Sarah tells you.”

Such a woman has the power of bestowal and love for a friend. A woman understands that this is the only way that the world can exist. She has an even greater ability of overcoming herself than a man does, because she has the power of giving birth.

A man frequently remains a child that only wants to play around. A woman has a much more serious take on life by nature because she is connected with nature’s principles, with the system producing life. That is why women that come to study Kabbalah display a very serious attitude and desire toward correction.

A super-woman is the one that possesses the internal force to overcome a person’s inner nature that is directed at using others for self-benefit and to start treating them as if they were her children, as members of her family. She is ready to give and help in everything, as in the family, instead of receiving egoistically.

Heroism is in stepping out of the borders of her family toward which she feels natural love and relating to the whole world as if they are all her children.

Question: Let’s say a woman starts relating this way to the world. How can she influence others and advance them toward correction?

Answer: A woman has a great influence in the world. As soon as she starts behaving like such a heroine, her abilities become endless. She can turn everyone around her toward love and bestowal.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/8/17

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Do Not Gratify The “Animal” In You

laitman_627_1The Torah, Deuteronomy, 27:21: Cursed be he who lies with any animal. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

Laying with animals is completely forbidden because during such an act the person is not copulating through the human aspect within himself, but rather through the animal within himself. It is the inner state that is being referred to here.

By this act, the individual is lowering himself to such an extent that he becomes an anima and even lower than that because he is serving the animal within himself by deriving pleasure from his animal level. That is, he desires to be the animal. In other words, his behavior, in this world, is not for the sake of rising toward the Creator, but rather for pleasing the animal within himself.

A person who engages in pleasing his animal state damns himself. This means fulfilling any animal desire, not just sexual. For example, when he feeds “his cattle” only for carnal pleasure, then he sinks lower than the cattle because he is serving it. He should be feeding his animal only in order for it to rise to the level of human, that is, one should constantly be engaged in work on the self.

Question: Does that mean that a man should only lay with a woman, with a desire, in order to birth the next level?

Answer: According to the Torah, that is how it is. In the Torah, copulation is viewed only as means for spiritual advancement, when each time the person is in the intention of conceiving the next spiritual degree. In our world it is personified by the birth of new baby.

Question: And that is why this must be done on “clean” days?

Answer: Yes, in our world, following these rules is a direct reflection of spiritual forces according to root and branch.

Question: For this act to occur only for the birth of the next degree, on whom is the responsibility greater, on the man (let’s say, even within me) or on the woman? Must she be clean?

Answer: On both. There are things that only the woman knows and is able to do, while the man is not. In this, the man completely trusts the woman. There is no way that he is able to verify. Everything is based on her honesty and sense of responsibility.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 11/23/2016

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The Plan For Exiting Crisis, Part 8

laitman_629_3The Goal of Corrected Society Is the Personal Goal of Everyone

Question: How can a person realize his personal inclinations in the integral society of the future if society will demand some other contribution from him? Suppose a person wants to become a great musician and is engaged only with music and society sends him to a different job?

Answer: The problem is that people don’t yet understand what integral education is. After all, they haven’t received it and they don’t feel what it means to live in the country as if in one family. They can’t even imagine what it is.

As a result of integral education, a person will treat society and his family as two parts of one whole. Like today he gives and receives in his family, he will also give and receive in society. If society is built correctly, it will give a person confidence, security, and everything that is necessary.

Society will break no one—each one will be able to realize his inclinations. We are talking only about the fact that a person must invest in society in order to receive from it everything necessary for satisfying his needs at all times and in all conditions.

Question: How is it possible that each person will do what he wants and annul himself before society at the same time?

Answer: Everything depends on education. A person can’t just do anything he wants because after integral education, he will find out his place in the integral system and precisely there he will feel himself best of all.

We all are in one system. If I find out exactly my place, then I will want to be precisely in it according to my nature! Integral education brings a person to an understanding of his purpose according to his nature, and it can’t be that he’ll want anything else. After all, precisely this task will be an optimal one for him.

Question: Each person wants to realize himself, this is a very strong inner motivation. How can he abandon it for the sake of society?

Answer: Through integral education a person will begin to see an integral system and feel his real place in it. Then he will strive to implement exactly what he is destined for. After all, this is exactly what he can do best for society and for himself.

Imagine an integral system. If I am created this way in order to be a cogwheel in one place I can’t strive toward another place where a square element is required. I will feel that I have to be exactly where a cogwheel is required and that this is the best thing I can do for myself and for society. The goal of society and my personal goal becomes the same.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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New Life 861 – Restraining The Evil Inclination

New Life 861 – Restraining The Evil Inclination
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Why do we have an evil inclination? How can we recognize it and what is the good force that helps us in this process?
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From KabTV’s “New Life 861 –  Restraining The Evil Inclination,” 1/6/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.05.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Kishut (Adornment)”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings”

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