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My Thoughts On Twitter, 12/9/17

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According to Kabbalah, in our time, humanity is developing to a stage where we have to recognize our existence within nature’s integrated system and how we influence the system the most—through the quality of human connections between us. http://bit.ly/naturewin #wildfires

From Twitter, 12/9/17

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Each One Has His Place In The System

Laitman_055Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: The majority in every society is always the backward. The diligent are no more than thirty percent of society.

This is determined by the type of society. For example, in the developed European society, the diligent people may be 20%, but in Asian or African society, the percentage would be lower.

This does not depend on the mental development, but the nature of people. You come to Latin America and see how important carnivals and soccer are. That’s all? Of course not, and I don’t want to be a reductionist, but this is a bold Latin American characteristic.

If you go, for example, to Germany, France, or Holland, then you are surprised by how well they have they have established production and with what zeal they perform everything.

However, all these are temporary differences, we just have not found the right complement to each other yet. Eventually, humanity will come to an understanding of how it can complement each other harmoniously and there will not be a person with a bad character, with a bad psychological inner mood. If you take into account everyone’s uniqueness that has a special place in the system, you will get an absolutely harmonious system.
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From Kab TV’s “The Last Generation” 8/7/17

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When Do We Reach The Land Of Israel?

laitman_747.01Question: Why is it that after the exodus from Egypt the people of Israel were constantly complaining and were not satisfied by this progress?

Answer: This is how the present is assessed in relation to the past and the freedom of will is selected from the two states.

This happens on every degree, at every step, since egoism is always growing and we need to rise above it. Greater egoism and greater ascent. This goes on until we enter the land of Israel. Throughout the 40 years of wandering in the desert, we all climb Mount Sinai.

Previously only Moses ascended it, but now we are pulling everyone along with us. This means he is leading the people across the desert.

The ascent to Mount Sinai, meaning the ascent above mutual hatred, is the purpose of man’s life. This is the start of bestowal, love, mutual connection, and the union of everyone into one single whole, and to this extent—the Creator is revealed.

The land of Israel is attained only at the end when you reach love. But the entire ascent lies in rising above egoism. This is called “having the quality of Hassadim.”

Hesed is mercy: when you are concerned about others the same way they are concerned about you.

During this, each time at the level you are on, there is a suppression of your needs by reassessing the needs of others as more valuable, more necessary. It is similar to how a mother takes care of a baby, valuing its needs more than anything. That is how we are in relation to everyone.

It is as if you let another person inside you, completely free up space for him on this degree. When you do this, the egoism of the next degree immediately begins to arise in you. It is so strong that you do not even notice that person, and if you happen to see him, he annoys you and is repulsive to you. Then you start working on this again until he becomes closer to you than you are to yourself.

This means you have entered a new degree. And it continues over and over.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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Twice About Love

laitman_591Question: An ordinary person understands the earthly manifestation of love for a mother and children. Can he learn something from this in terms of achieving spiritual love?

Answer: I would not advise engaging in psychology, especially like with a mother and children. I quite often give this example only because it is real, but not more. That love that we achieve among ourselves in the group is not like that at all. It is special. It is built on the balance of opposites.

Question: Meaning, what a person knows about love and hatred from his life experience has nothing to do with the love that Kabbalah speaks about. Why haven’t the Kabbalists chosen another word to express this concept?

Answer: In order to explain the upper world, Kabbalists use the language of our egoistic world, what is called the “language of branches.” There is no other way. We take the definitions of objects and phenomena of our world and with their help describe the upper world as existing on the mutual balance of two opposite properties. This is not our world at all.

We will need to try very hard to find the right interaction among ourselves to learn what the construction of the right spiritual relationship and love are.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 8/6/17

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“That Soul Shall Be Cut Off From Its People.”

Laitman_002Torah, Leviticus 7:21: And a person who touches anything unclean, whether uncleanness from a human or an unclean animal [carcass] or any unclean [carcass of an] abominable creature, and then eats of the flesh of a peace offering to the Lord, that soul shall be cut off from its people.

A corpse symbolizes an uncorrected egoistic desire. It died by itself, but it has not yet been corrected.

In other words, there is life and death. After the egoistic life of a desire comes the death of the ego and then its alteration to altruism. It moves like a wave: plus-minus, plus-minus. You plunge into minus (egoism), come to zero, and then you translate egoism to altruism. But a zero still does not mean anything. You can deal only with the spiritually alive.

“Touching the unclean” means entering into an inner contact with an egoistic desire, being with it in adaptation, in understanding, in a mutual state. That is, if you can say spiritually that “I came into contact with someone,” then you are in the same state as he is. And if he is a dead body, then you are at the same level.

It is written: “And a person who touches anything unclean… and then eats of the flesh of a peace offering to the Lord, that soul shall be cut off from its people.” You cannot bless, you cannot do such deeds.

This is about the laws of incompatibility or the laws of similarity because everything in the universe is built on the property of similarity.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/13

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New Life #303 – The New World Of Employment, Part 1

New Life #303 – The New World Of Employment, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Studies show that in the future 10% of the world’s population will satisfy all our material needs. The rest will be able to realize their unique talents and engage in what they love, provided it is for the sake of connecting people. Success will be defined by the level of heart-felt contribution one makes toward the education of society.
From the KabTV’s “New Life #303 – The New World of Employment, Part 1,” 2/18/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12.10.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Holding Onto the State of Entering Ibur (Conception),” “Above All Disturbances”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 10, Item 9 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom” 

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