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My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/20/17

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Before #capitalism , the ego encouraged work so as to eat and rest. Then the ego bid to work for money, and people became slaves…

American Jewry—On The Path To Self-Destruction #Jewish @JPostOpinion

From Twitter, 7/20/17

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How To Raise The Importance Of Spirituality

laitman_528_01Question: How can we continuously raise the importance of spirituality over corporeality?

Answer: It is very simple; we have to be impressed about the importance of spirituality by many people, the friends who study with us in the group, through their impressions, by Kabbalists’ books, and we also have to think about the meaning of life. What else is there in this life except for exiting it and ascending to the next level?

We are all given the chance to do so, and we can do so. Every individual can exit his life and ascend to the next level of our existence during his lifetime. We have already undergone the development of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature, and now we are about to ascend from the beastly level to the human level. A human being, Adam, stems from the Hebrew word to resemble (Domeh), which means to resemble the next level.

I hope that you will fulfill this. This is the reason that we have prepared so many materials over the years: books that are translated to many languages, clips, an archive that includes all the different types of lectures in different media types, and also organized study groups. All you have to do is to get together and start working.

It is very serious work because a person is naturally repulsed by others and subconsciously feels that he is unique and special; there are them and there is me.

Gradually, under the impact of the upper Light, we begin to feel that we are in one system and that we depend on each other. We don’t need more than ten friends. It is enough to be in a ten in order to feel in it the upper world, the upper attributes, like in a magic mirror; it is possible.

I hope that all those who study systematically according to our study program, which I lead and teach daily, will soon be able to reach the next level of our evolution, and to attain it. I am ready to guide you and to help you in every way. I will be very happy if you would join us in our future conventions.
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From the virtual lesson “The Time of Kabbalah”, 5/21/17

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“The Lord Will Turn The Rain Of Your Land Into Powder And Dust”

laitman_747_01.jpgTorah, Deuteronomy 28:24: The Lord will turn the rain of your land into powder and dust, raining down upon you from the heavens until you are destroyed.

Despite the fact that physically you can seemingly do everything in this world, if you don’t achieve success in the spiritual world, you will not be blessed here or there.

We still exist in this world out of mercy; we are given a “prepayment.” But in fact, it is not given for a long time.

Question: Do you think that the ” hour X” is approaching?

Answer: Undoubtedly. And it is in our time. 2016 was the last year of the “bustling” state of life and further on, it will be much harder.

Comment: Indeed, wherever you look—America, Europe, Arab countries—there is a powerful collapse everywhere.

Answer: All of them are still playing their games, but they should start learning something from life. Therefore, the dead end is approaching.

Question: What does it mean that the rain will become powder and dust?

Answer: Rain, which is meant to give birth, will not give you anything. It will be shed in other places. That is, you will not receive a blessing for your actions, and they will “dry up” if you do not unite and strive for likeness to the Creator. Nothing else is said here. A man is called Adam because he must be “like” (in Hebrew “Domeh“) the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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Correction In The Society Of The Future

laitman_568_01Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: Their courts are busy primarily with awarding accolades marking the level of each person’s distinction in bestowal upon others.

Baal HaSulam, The Writings of The Last Generation, “The Positive,” Item 12: Public opinion, which condemns egoism, will condemn the guilty party for exploiting the righteousness of one’s friend.

In the society of the last generation, a person will be cultivated collectively, without prisons or other punishments. We see even today that they are not effective and only exacerbate the problem.

That is why everything will be given into the hands of the correct and corrected society, which will grind within itself each yet uncorrected element, with a goal-oriented approach, educating a person and guiding him to the correct awareness. This type of atmosphere will leave him no alternative other than to behave correctly.

Comment: Baal HaSulam writes that one who disagrees with a decision of the courts will be judged by the opinions of society, and no more.

Answer: And no more is necessary! This is the worst possible thing that can happen. Just imagine that all the newspapers, media, and neighbors are judging you. You come home and your ten-year-old son says to you: “Friends at school say that my father is bad.” Can you imagine what it means when everyone treats you like a leper? It is worse than any other punishment.

Question: Let’s say, in the society of the last generation this kind of leper appears who does not want to comply with the law of bestowal, love… ?

Answer: Initially, society will shun him. Then, with time, he will gradually correct his behavior as a result of the pressure from this same society. By the way, after such a correction, he can rise even higher than the rest. The one who falls so low, rises equally high.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 6/5/17

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How Can Desire Grow?

laitman_233Question: How can desire grow? After all, it is not a flower that grows in the earth.

Answer: The desire can only grow under the influence of the upper Light (Keter). When the Light influences the point in the desire, it begins to develop the desire.

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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 2/19/17

Laitman_510_01Question: Sometimes in conventions I feel like I am in a suit of armor: everyone around me is happy and full, while I feel empty. What should I do?

Answer: You must “turn-off your head,” become integrated with others, start dancing, or do something else. If nothing helps at all, then go to the kitchen to peel vegetables.

Question: How can one ascend to the common desire?

Answer: You must uncover the yearning for the Creator within yourself. Leave the physical body below and raise the yearning for the Creator, uniting with all the friends.

Question: I am a practical person, not a theoretician or a mystic. If I don’t nullify myself and annihilate my egoism, then I won’t get to the practical work. How can I nullify my ego from within the ego itself?

Answer: First, you don’t nullify the ego; the upper Light that you arouse does. Second, the ego is necessary for us and in no manner should it be annihilated. It is forbidden to annihilate anything in nature! It is only up to us to rise above the egoism in the direction of connection and love.

Question: Why is it not possible to defeat a city of wicked who are standing together as one person?

Answer: It is not possible to defeat them because they also have the power of connection, which attracts the upper Light to them; as long as the upper Light is found among them, it is not possible to defeat them. They are under the protection of the Creator even though they are completely opposite from Him. The Creator is the general law of nature.

Question: Why do people who gather together in a large mass, as for example at rock concerts or soccer games, experience ecstasy?

Answer: They experience this because their desires are gathered together, but this has nothing to do with spirituality.

Question: Baal HaSulam wrote to his seven students that it was enough to gather their sparks in one place to discover spiritual worlds. If so, why is it necessary to gather so many people in a convention?

Answer: We are living in a different period in which it is necessary to gather greater and greater amounts of people. I hope that the great number of people will attain the intensity of a common power, which will truly be according to the first spiritual level, so that we will begin to feel the shared power within us already, in the connection between us.

For Baal HaSulam there were other students and other circumstances. It was much simpler and easier for them, while for us it is much more complicated and difficult.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.21.17

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Preparation for the Italy Convention 2017, “There’s None Else Besides Him,” Lesson 4

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Period of ‘Between the Straits'”

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