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My Thoughts On Twitter, 11/9/17

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“If we want to treat the violent tendencies in America from their root, we have to deal with culture that breeds them… We have to consistently work on our unity so that it is more powerful than our evil, which is the potential eruption of the human ego. #texas #shooting

From Twitter, 11/9/17

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Two American Tragedies And The Parallels Between Them

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Manhattan terrorist attack occurred not far from where the twin towers used to stand. A few years after their destruction, conspiracy theories about the Jews’ involvement in the incident started spreading around the world.

In every evil the world tries to find the “Jewish trace.” I would not be surprised if this too will be blamed on us, and maybe even faster than in the past. Why?

It is written in the tractate “Yevamot” 63, “No calamity comes to the world but for Israel.” From the point of view of common sense, it sounds religious, mystical, and even absurd. But the fact remains that this is how the world “traditionally” perceives the role of the Jewish people. No matter our contributions to the world, it doesn’t see any good in us, only harm.

This attitude comes through in social media, politics, official documents, decisions of international organizations, even in Google searches. We keep being assigned blame for things that do not have the slightest relation to us. And it becomes even more urgent after tragic events.

The real cause behind all this is really us. But just not in the sense that it seems to the confused the world. It is just that the Jewish people are the carriers of the methodology for unity, the potential for peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding that everyone needs today.

But we ignore this treasure; we pretend that it doesn’t even exist. And then calamities come to remind us, and the world, that it is the nation of Israel that has the ability to give an example of healthy social connections, an example of rising above hatred to unity.

Of course the Jews did not plan the terrorist attacks. But we did not prevent it either, although we could have. This is our responsibility. This is why we are hated now and will be loved when the people will see good progress on our part.
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“That They Would Eat The Produce Of The Field…”

laitman_746.03Torah, Deuteronomy 32:13 – 32:14: He made them ride upon the high places of the earth, that they would eat the produce of the field. He let them suck honey from a rock, and oil from the mighty part of the crag. The cream of cattle and the milk of sheep, with the fat of lambs and rams of Bashan and he goats, with kidneys of wheat, and it [the congregation of Israel] would drink the blood of grapes [which was] as the finest wine.

Here it is written about how the quality of bestowal and love should be replenished at the expense of Malchut and Bina, that is, the connection of these two properties in a person. The quality of the earth, which nourishes everything, comes from the quality of Malchut. But on the other hand, it happens due to the quality of Bina, which connects with Malchut. This also involves all previous qualities of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature that raise a human soul.

The soul accumulates the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels of nature in itself and in this way it connects them in itself, adding to this the connection with the Creator. Otherwise, these levels would not exist. They exist only because man and humanity are pre-programmed. Therefore, everything feeds on it.

Remark: Only because of this paradise begins: “that they would eat the produce of the field. He let them suck honey…“

Answer: In general, the children of Israel ate manna.

If it were not for the upper Light and the manna that descended with it, they would have had nothing. Of course, one can say: “But they collected something in the desert, they had cows, sheep, lambs. Didn’t they do anything?” No, they acted.

The journey of the children of Israel in the desert is not a constant movement. They stopped and stayed in one place for several years. And then they moved on, as directed by the Creator. In fact, one can get from Egypt to Jerusalem within a week. And this transition lasted forty years?! The reason is that they stayed in every place for years. That is, it is not about allegories, but about the right way in Kabbalah. All transitions are elevations from level to level. And at each new level egoism was added. This means that they traveled some new distance in the desert. By overcoming their egoism, they gave birth, developed, multiplied livestock, etc.

From above they received manna, that is, only the upper force of Bina, which yet had to be used and with its help to extract from the inanimate, vegetative, and animal nature the qualities that would become similar to the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/30/17

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Demonstration Of Love

laitman_942Question: Is playing at demonstrating love an effective method only in a group of Kabbalists or can it be used in any group that works together, or in a family, or anywhere else?

Answer: I don’t know what is a done in any work groups. In a group of Kabbalists, it is necessary to play at demonstrating love in order for us to draw the surrounding Light. We use the method of induction here because we are actually working with very powerful forces of nature.

When I intentionally force myself to behave lovingly toward friends and they do the same toward me, we draw the upper force of nature to ourselves, and then this force begins to build this kind of attitude and interactions in us.

If we want to be kind to each other, then we must act as if we are kind, even when we understand perfectly well that in reality we are not like that at all. But we also know that as we are doing this, the upper Light is correcting us.

Question: Is that why, for example, when you give a gift to a friend, you have to tell everyone about it and not hide it?

Answer: Of course. Everyone must be told. You are demonstrating a positive example and advertising love to the world.

You must give gifts and do the rest also. That is why when I give something, I must tell everyone about it! And no false modesty is necessary! All those are lies anyway! It doesn’t get you anywhere. Let it be the opposite. Let people talk about what kind of gifts they want to give to each other.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/11/2017

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Two Unique Languages And Their Spiritual Roots

Laitman_151Question: What are the spiritual roots of Hebrew and other languages?

Answer: Lately, this information can be found on the Internet. Recently, it was discovered that Egyptian hieroglyphs originated from ancient Hebrew.

The first type of writing with Hebrew letters came to us from Adam. He discovered the interaction of two forces, the force of Hochma (the Light of Hochma, descending from above downward) and the force of Bina (the Light of Hassadim moving horizontally in the plane).

Such an interaction between vertical and horizontal vectors builds, like in the oscilloscope, all kind of figures, all kind of letters. Therefore, the letters are square because they consist of four elements, four phases of the direct Light.

The desire to receive begins to spread from the middle of Bina and by passing through ZAT de Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, forms 22 letters, nine letters in ZAT de Bina, nine letters in Zeir Anpin, and four letters in Malchut.

There is another screen (Masach) under Malchut, what is called the Parsa that consists of five final letters that mean a potential barrier through which the Light of Hochma cannot pass downward.

This is the basis of the alphabet of two related languages Hebrew and Aramaic. They sound a little different, but have the same alphabet. One of them denotes the descent of the Light and the other, the descent of the desire. Therefore, they complement each other. There are no two languages in the world with the same alphabet, one parallel to each other, depicting upper qualities.

Thus, we use both Hebrew and Aramaic. We use Aramaic very seldom because it comes from the representation of desires and they are characterized as darkness. Hebrew comes from the side of Light and so we use it more often. For example, The Book of Zohar and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud are written mainly in Aramaic, from the side of desire.

Baal HaSulam once wrote a very serious letter in Aramaic because in it he wanted to show a vision from the side of the Kelim (vessels), from the side of letters and forces, not from the side of Light.

The grammar of both languages is precisely built on the correspondence between spiritual rules. Therefore, it does not change. As Adam discovered it almost 6,000 years ago, so to this day it remains the same. We can open a book that is 4,000 years old, let’s say The Book of Creation of Abraham or the Torah that is 3,000 years old, or books written in Aramaic or Hebrew 1,000 years ago and read them without problem and understanding what they are talking about.

If today we met a great Kabbalist from the past, who lived, say 3,000 years ago, we would be able to talk to him freely and understand his language; we would not have any problems understanding each other. This is the unique state of the Hebrew language because it is intended for representing upper actions.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/9/17

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Spiritual Blindness And Deafness

laitman_276.02Question: What is spiritual blindness and deafness? Such phenomena also exist in our world.

Answer: There are no such phenomena in our world. Here everyone is spiritually blind and deaf.

Question: Is the fact that there are blind and deaf people in our world a consequence of spiritual roots?

Answer: Yes, the person who cannot hear has a problem with this in the upper world as well. It descended to him from there. It is the same with blindness.

How to correct this? Rise to the upper world, and as you move toward it you will see that instead of corporeal correction of blindness and deafness, you receive spiritual correction. The quality of Bina is called hearing and the quality of Hochma, the Light of wisdom, is sight.

In other words, once you attain the quality of Bina, you begin hearing, and once you attain the quality of Hochma, you begin seeing. Therefore, according to the level of their attainment the prophets wrote “I saw” or “I heard.”

Question: A person can hear in the range from twenty kilohertz. Is spirituality everything that is below and above twenty kilohertz? Can we call spirituality everything that is outside of our sensory organs?

Answer: No. You want to draw a clear parallel between our qualities and their various changes throughout life and everything that happens to the upper root. However, there is no direct interconnection.

In our world, we are animals. There is a resemblance in the way this animal was created. Yet, the way it develops and everything that happens to it is completely unrelated to the control of the upper forces.

Question: But the same nature or the Creator determined that a person must hear in a certain range, no more and no less. Is there a spiritual root to this? Does a person in the spiritual world also hear within some limited range?

Answer: This depends on a person’s level, on which of the 125 spiritual degrees he is. His sight, hearing, smell, and touch, all his five spiritual sensory organs, are interconnected and develop in complete harmony.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/9/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/9/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “As Light Excels Over Darkness”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 160

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace,” “Fifth Method: Left His Operation”

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