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My Thoughts On Twitter, 9/6/17

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An interview with @ellierudee of Breaking Israel News on the essence and role of the people of Israel. #antisemitism

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Invaluable One Thousandth Of Desire

laitman_239Question: Kabbalists write that eventually all the people must come to the revelation of the upper force. But, at the same time, the wisdom of Kabbalah awakens fear and rejection in many people. What causes this obstacle that has been accompanying the path of Kabbalah for thousands of years?

Answer: This obstacle is in a person’s nature; one’s egoism does not tolerate the wisdom of Kabbalah; in fact, it is death for it. A person should come to Kabbalah out of despair and the inability to answer the question “What is the meaning of my life?” He feels he must solve this question and without it there is no life.

Question: Does it mean that if a person would accept Kabbalah easily and joyfully, he would never require the upper force and could not exit his egoistic nature? Is this why one has a negative attitude to Kabbalah?

Answer: If the study of Kabbalah was beneficial to a person’s egoism, of course, he would not protest against it. All our pursuits in this world, such as science, education, culture, and religion are aimed at fulfilling our egoism.

We develop all these areas based on our egoism, and therefore, they do not cause any resistance. Some are engaged in one area, others in another one, but each one understands that there is a place for everything.

Whereas, the wisdom of Kabbalah is contrary to everything because it is opposite to human nature! It says that we need to cross out this person we see in the mirror, that is, ourselves, and to build the complete opposite in its place.

Question: But people do not know all this. A person gives all sorts of other reasons when he is criticizing Kabbalah. Where does this hatred come from?

Answer: The hatred arises subconsciously. It does not matter that a person does not understand, he feels rejection subconsciously, the way anti-Semitism exists subconsciously throughout all generations.

A person subconsciously feels that there is a confrontation between our egoism and Kabbalah within the general system. As soon as he hears about Kabbalah, the protective mechanism within him begins to work, forcing him to avoid it because it threatens egoism.

Question: Then why are there people who aspire to Kabbalah and want to study it?

Answer: It is because they are awakened by the general system. In every person, along with great egoism, there also is one percent or even a fraction of a percent of the desire that aspires to the upper system that controls our life. This system is called the Creator, the upper nature.

If this one thousandth of the desire begins to shine, if the spiritual spark is ignited in a person, then he is ready to give up everything in order to increase it and to look at the world through it. After all, he sees that the remaining 99% that belong to his egoism will bury him; in other words, he will end his life the way he started it.

Generation after generation, one reincarnation after another, go by without any benefit. Gradually this question arises in a person, and more and more people begin to search for the meaning of life.
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From KabTV’s “The reasons for the negative attitude towards Kabbalah” 7/19/17

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At The Entrance To The Land Of Israel

laitman_749.01In the chapter “Tavo” (“When you come”), Moses explains to the people what they must do at the entrance to the Land of Israel, which is when they rise to a new spiritual degree.

Land (Eretz) is from the word “Ratzon” (desire), and “Israel” (Isra-El) means straight to the Creator. The ascent to the degree where all a person’s aspiration is directed only to the Creator is called entrance to the land of Israel. There is not any geography or history here!

It is written in the Torah that the sons of Israel will both curse and bless, meaning they will have the right and left line and they will fight their problems in order to unite even more. At that, the steps of elevation in the land of Israel are very difficult, not simple, and are revealed gradually.

Conquering this land in this way, these desires and intentions, the sons of Israel gradually reveal the Creator within themselves. In other words, this desire called the land of Israel manifests between them, in which they attain Him more and more.

Everything that happened before, during the correction in the desert, was aimed at not harming each other. Now their desires connect with each other above hatred and all the problems. By covering hatred with love, they reveal the Creator.

This is no longer a desert but internal wars. They know that they are facing a huge terrible war, each one within himself and with each other.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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Trump And Salvation Of America

400Comment: President Trump could not abolish the health insurance law. People say that this is a start of his chain of failures.

My Comment: As they say, one person in the battlefield is not a warrior. If all the former presidential forces are against Trump, I do not know if he will be able to cope with them.

Although he is driven by great intentions, he is afraid to even mention that he would like to establish good relations with Russia, or seriously cut off the massive support of NATO because so much money is spent on it! Let Europe take care of themselves, but they do not want to spend money on NATO. Why should Americans always keep their “umbrella” there?

The problem is that Trump does not get any support. Americans are mired in their internal political squabble, and nothing more. Nobody takes into account what is good for the US and for the world. They are only interested in what is good for their limited political interests. That is why, of course, his position is unfortunate and the future is unclear.

Question: What would you advise him as a Kabbalist?

Answer: I would advise him to gather all American Jews and say: “Do you want to make things worse for yourselves? Do not think that things will get better for you; they will get worse if I disappear. Let’s work together to solve this problem.”

The salvation of America and the world is only in Jews uniting. And Trump has the key to it. There are still some Jews who are for him, although there are not many of them. And the bulk of them, as usual, are against him, because Jews are the greatest anti-Semites.

I really hope that it would be possible to do this—if he agreed and understood what to say to them and how to support them. The key to everything is in Jews uniting. And Trump has such an opportunity. I’m ready to help him.
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Acquiring My Soul

Laitman_631.1Comment: Explain the goal of life that I have formulated for myself: “I will survive with love, through effort that is not just for myself.”

Answer: Working only for the sake of others is the meaning of life because when you give to others, you acquire your soul in them. All the Kabbalistic sources write about this.

The fact is that this is an inverse revelation; when I bestow to everyone else, I suddenly discover that I am not bestowing anything; I discover my soul within them.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17

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How To Reach Abundance?

Laitman_032.01Torah, Deuteronomy 28:21: The Lord will make pestilence cleave to you, until it has exterminated you from upon the land, to which you are coming, to possess it.

If the Creator evokes desires in you that you can correct, but you don’t do it, then these desires become as if destroyed—they go down again.

They are taken away from you but taken in such a way that you will still correct them, but already forcibly: either through hunger, or death, or wars, or through some other problems.

It is written about this: “The Lord will make pestilence cleave to you.” After all, if you corrected them, there would be abundance.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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New Life #874 – The Concept Of The Group According To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

New Life #874 – The Concept Of The Group According To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

What is a group according to the wisdom of Kabbalah? How does it serve as a research tool in the method of connection between people and what reality is revealed as a result of the common spiritual work in the group?
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From KabTV’s “New Life #874 – The Concept Of The Group According To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah,” 7/4/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.07.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, “The Uniqueness of the Creator”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 110

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “The Four Attributes, Mercy, Truth, Justice, and Peace, in the Individual and the Collective”

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