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“In Order That He May Establish You Today As His People”

laitman_933.jpgTorah, Deuteronomy 29:11 – 29:12: That you may enter the covenant of the Lord, your God, and His oath, which the Lord, your God, is making with you this day, in order to establish you this day as His people, and that He will be your God, as He spoke to you, and as He swore to your forefathers to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Question: It is written: “In order to establish you this day as His people.” But haven’t the people been His throughout this entire journey?

Answer: Not at all! The people of the Creator are people who are totally interconnected with each other by the nature of the Creator. This is complete bestowal, complete love, complete substitution of each other, while they exist not in the sense of “me” but only “we.”

On entering the land of Israel, it does not exist. No one wishes bad to one another, but there is no mutual assistance. Each one is separate, on his own.

Mutual assistance is called love, but it is not. After all, the forty-year passage through the desert is meant only to rise above the ego from Malchut to Bina. And it is possible to begin to connect them together only now.

Question: Then, at what stage is the principle love covers all transgressions realized?

Answer: It is only in the land of Israel. In the desert, there is no love, but the people understand that it is ahead. It is clear to them what they can do and what they cannot; that is, it is only to rise above the ego, not work with it.

Therefore, entering “the covenant of the Lord, your God” and accepting “His oath” is taking place only now.

Question: Did this not happen at Mount Sinai?

Answer: No. There the responsibility to start this work was assumed, and then doing it begins. But the work consists of two parts. The first part is the movement toward the land of Israel. The second one is to work in the land of Israel with a desire that will be corrected for bestowal and love.

Love for one’s neighbor is the goal of the development of humanity and every human being in order to become similar to the Creator who is in a state of complete bestowal.

For us, the state of complete bestowal is defined as love for each other. We know that this is our ultimate goal, but we are still far from it. In none of our desires can we now become similar to the Creator. We can only rise above our egoism, that is, become neutral in something, but no more.

Movement in the desert still continues, but with the intention of love your neighbor as yourself.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/9/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 9/1/17

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The ego’s yardstick is money. Today people buy power, courts, culture, media—this is the ego’s absolute power & here lies #society’s death

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Freedom In The Last Generation

laitman_961.2Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: The freedom of the individual must be kept if it is not harmful to the majority of the public.

The last generation is a concept that is extensive with respect to time, development, and the process of internalizing the spiritual laws. It is a gradual, consistent liberation of society from all egoistic connections. This concept includes family, relationships between spouses and between parents and children, the education of the next generation, and so on.

It is not so simple to implement. Taking into account that all of humanity is very heterogeneous and needs to be brought to a state of unity, equality, and being a global circle, this is a big and complex job.

Question: When a person is removed from the society of the last generation, in what way does he harm society?

Answer: These are specific individuals who are not able to accept the methodology of the correction of their nature with the ordinary methods provided by the leaders of the last generation. These individuals are removed from the general masses and are dealt with separately. But no one, under no circumstances, judges them negatively.

Everything comes from the structure of the spiritual form in which there are four egoistic levels: zero, one, two, and three. Each requires a specific method of correction. That is why different methods are implemented with each of them.

Besides those, there are also people who are outside the parameters of these levels of egoism—they are the so-called Lev HaEven (the stony heart). They cannot be affected by any method of correction and ultimately fall outside of the general population. They must be dealt with separately and be influenced in special ways.

Question: What is freedom of individuality? How is it expressed?

Answer: We have no right to force any methodology of correction on a person; we can only do whatever is possible so that the individual would want to implement it himself, come to accept it himself, and master it himself.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 6/19/17

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How Are Spiritual Laws Revealed?

3Question: You say that Kabbalah studies the laws of nature. Does this mean that we look at nature and mimic it?

Answer: This is not the nature that we study as natural sciences like botany, zoology, etc.

Kabbalists investigate the relationship between all parts of nature, ours and that which is hidden from us, in its absolutely complete integral state. This is the subject of the study of Kabbalah.

The main thing is that we include in ourselves, our abilities to attain. And afterward, we begin to see that only as we improve our organs of perception, when we make them also infinite and perfect, it becomes possible to feel and understand nature and the Creator.

Spiritual laws are revealed in us to the extent that we can be in the quality of bestowal and love, in the quality above our own egotistic nature because we have developed the corresponding sensory organs.

Question: And before that, we can only hear that they exist?

Answer: We can read about this, but we do not understand what we are reading about.

Question: Do we have to believe in the existence of such laws?

Answer: There is no need to believe in anything. We must open our senses, raise them to the level of the quality of bestowal. Then, we will be able to explore the higher nature.

Nature is divided into two parts. One of them, the lowest or selfish nature of our world, works on the property of receiving. In this part we can comprehend all the laws of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature functioning at the level of the material world.

But, in addition, there is the nature of the next, upper world, which works inversely like a mirror image, to bestow, not to receive.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Why Do We Have To Know The Laws Of The Upper World?

laitman_567_04Comment: It is unfortunate that the science of Kabbalah cannot explain to us the laws of the upper world. There are over two hundred physical laws of the corporeal world that are revealed and beautifully described.

My Response: These laws are described because a person has revealed them, being in the same qualities. That is the only reason he came to perceive and attain them. If a person lacks spiritual qualities, he cannot do anything but listen to what the Kabbalists tell him.

For example, if I have a cat, a dog, a goat or a cow at home, can I possibly explain to them the laws of physics? I cannot. In order to do that, they have to rise to the level of a human and develop certain qualities that in turn would allow them to feel and reveal these laws of nature.

Two thousand years ago we didn’t know what we know today because our egoism is constantly developing, which allows us to reveal new dependencies in it.

Comment: But the goat or cow are not required to know the laws of the material world. We, the Kabbalists, write that we must know the laws of the upper world.

My Response: We have to know because this helps us ascend to the level of being able to influence our fate.

Question: Then why don’t we have any predisposing factors to it?

Answer: Because it is precisely through attaining your true self and tuning in to perceive the spiritual laws that you develop these factors in just the right way. If you were just to receive them, you would be called an “angel,” meaning, would exist in them from the start, but then you’d be like a goat or a cow.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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New Life #870 – How The Method Of Correction Works

New Life #870 – How The Method Of Correction Works
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

How can we correct the system of connections between people, what is the method of connection between us, and what is the role of the person in attracting the power of goodness into his life? Throughout history we have developed according to the forces of nature. We have reached a time in which we need to investigate the forces that operate us.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #870 – How The Method Of Correction Works,” 6/22/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.03.17

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Preparation for the Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, “Sparks of One Soul”

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