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Why You Should Ask Yourself About The Meaning Of Life

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/8/18

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#Psalm_141 Lord, hasten to me, hear me when I call for You. Do not incline my heart to evil. The righteous will smite me – it is kindness! You are my refuge, do not spill my soul down. Keep me from their trap, from the snares of the lawless. Let the wicked fall in their nets.

#Psalm_140 Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men. Hear my prayers. Do not grant the plans of the wicked who is at the head of those surrounding me. The Lord will do justice the poor and the afflicted. But the righteous will give thanks to Your name, the upright will dwell before You.

#Psalm_139 Lord, You know my thoughts, my path. No words can express how well you know me. You enclose me, Your hand is upon me. Such knowledge is too high for me, I cannot attain it. Where can I flee from You? Search me, God, for any wrong in me, lead me in the everlasting way

#Psalm_138 I thank You for the truth. I cried and You answered. The LORD is high but regards the lowly. If I’m in trouble, You will revive me, against my enemies will stretch out Your hand. The LORD will complete my work. Your mercy is everlasting, do not forsake Your creations.

#Psalm_137 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept, remembering #Zion. If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my hand forget me, my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not lift you to my chief joy. The daughter of Babylon, you devastated one! Blessed is he who will repay you.

#Psalm_136 Bless the Lord for his mercy is forever. He Who gave their land for a heritage for his mercy is forever. He Who saved us from oppressors for his mercy is forever. He Who gives food to all flesh for his mercy is forever. Thank the God of heaven for his mercy is forever.

#Psalm_135 of Aleluia. Praise the LORD for He chose Jacob, Israel for His own possession. LORD, your name is everlasting. You will stand up for Your people. Idols of the nations – silver and gold, work of man’s hands. Blessed be from Zion the LORD, dwelling in Jerusalem. Aleluia!

#Psalm_134 Bless the LORD, servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD. Raise your hands in holiness and bless the LORD. May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth.

#Psalm_133 How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to sit together! Like precious oil upon the head, coming down on Aaron’s beard, on the edge of his robes. Like the dew of Hermon, coming down on the mountains of Zion. There the LORD commanded the blessing – life forever.

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From Twitter, 2/8/18

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Spiritual Advancement

Laitman_509The wisdom of Kabbalah defines the order of actions that happen in our desire to enjoy with the intention to receive or to give. The desire to enjoy is our nature, and the intention depends on a person. The change of the desire and the change of the intention together are called spiritual movement.

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks only about this movement. One should not confuse it with the movements that we see in this world; this world is illusory, with imaginary movements and images. This is the whole difficulty: to separate from external actions, including our entire psychology, and start distinguishing the changes taking place within us as a result of inner spiritual movements.

To enter the first spiritual state (embryo) does not mean moving there as you are now, but undergoing a required number of changes. The question is, “What will remain of the former us during the transition from one state to another?” This is not a movement, as if I were sitting in a car and driving somewhere. In spiritual movement, I myself am changing and thus, gradually reach the state of spiritual embryo.

Therefore, we need to check ourselves: What changes do we get and due to what? Do they lead us to the entrance of the spiritual world? Am I becoming a new person every day? What remains of yesterday’s me? Can I say that I took a step forward? What other steps are required to become a spiritual embryo?

A Kabbalist must be very sensitive to the changes taking place in him. Everything that I felt and thought yesterday does not just disappear as in an ordinary person, but I completely change my foundation to a new desire and thought. It is possible to say that I am a new person every day.

Like a snake sheds its skin, so we need to change our desires, intentions, and habits in order to increasingly match the first spiritual state—to desire it, to make efforts to approach it, and to anticipate that it will be revealed in the next instant.

And if it is not revealed, then at least I took another step toward it, made one more change in myself, and I am immediately getting ready for new changes. In this way, I will go through the necessary number of changes until I acquire the form of a spiritual embryo.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 01/15/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Entering the Ibur,” (Prep For World Convention 2018)

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Between Concealment And Revelation

Laitman_049.03The world is the Creator clothed in everything that we see in front of us: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and people. In fact, there is no world; there are these four levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human that are within a person. A person sees himself and nothing else, his inner qualities on the background of the upper world.

If a person is working to avoid being opposite to the upper Light, he stops seeing himself against the background of the Light and attains equivalence of qualities with it. Then the upper Light, the force of bestowal and love, clothes onto the person who turns into Shechina (Divinity).

The Creator wants to reveal Himself, wants to help. He always supports a person, but He cannot agree to reduce a person’s efforts. It is through efforts that a person must discover all the differences between himself and the Creator, develop his sensations, and reveal the upper reality. A person builds himself between concealment and revelation. Therefore, the Creator can yield and help him in everything, except where one needs to make efforts.

The world seems dark and menacing to us because for the time being we see our own egoistic nature against the background of the white Light. If we make efforts to reach similarity with this Light, unity, and love, then we will see not ourselves, but the Light itself.

Therefore, we need to relate to the world as to the Creator’s desire to reveal Himself. He just demands efforts from us to turn the disturbances into support and help. The disturbances show these places where we are still unequal with the upper force, until we turn all the enemies into beloved friends.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/14/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Creator Desires to be Revealed,” (Prep For World Convention 2018)

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Facebook Hacks Man

laitman_958In the News (The Washington Post): “The Facebook founders purposefully created something addictive, the social network’s first president told Axios in an interview.

“’God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,’ Sean Parker said in the interview published Thursday.

“With each like and comment, Facebook is ‘exploiting’ human psychology on purpose to keep users hooked on a ‘social-validation feedback loop,’ Parker said, adding that it is ‘exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with.’”

Question: Do you think this will not ricochet back to these people?

Answer: This will reveal the evil they are in. This is the only way. In our world, only through lies can we come to the truth.

Network consciousness is built to deceive and fool everybody and connect everyone into one single network managed by its leadership that sits like a spider in the center of the web.

Question: And do they also get money and power?

Answer: They get everything within their network.

Question: How can we turn it around?

Answer: We need to change the whole network’s program, direction, and aspirations, so that we come to a specific goal.

But at the moment, there is only one goal: to tie everyone and pull the strings like a spider.

Question: But didn’t you once say that all this, one way or another, was created in order to bring humanity to connection?

Answer: Of course, but in what way? These networks will untwist and everyone will discover a huge lie in them that kills people and does not give them any hope for a good future.

We will come to the realization of evil through the promotion of these networks. When we start to feel in our internal needs and in developing Reshimot (spiritual genes) that these networks strangle us, we will strangle them ourselves.

Question: And what will happen as a result?

Answer: We will abandon these networks and work on a different level—above them, in spiritual networks. This is the real connection, without any computers, routers, etc.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/16/17

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What Is To Be Done If The World Has Lost Its Value?

Laitman_198Question: What is to be done if the world has lost its value and all you can see around us is useless fuss?

Answer: You need to thank the Creator for showing you that our world has no value. It has always been like this, and now, it has finally lost its value in your eyes. You have clarified this. So, you need to acknowledge it.

Question: What is happening inside a person when he has a feeling like this?

Answer: He understands that it is not worthwhile to live for the sake of our physical world. However, there is the next, upper world that it is worth living for, and you can discover it and attain it today!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/24/17

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New Life #935 – Shaping The Future

New Life #935 – Shaping The Future
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Despite the advanced technological developments we have introduced to society, we continue to feel stressed, confused, and uncertain. The connection between people and nature is becoming worse all the time and the resulting natural disasters keep us on the defensive. We are capable of shaping the future by changing our internal human nature. The essence of this inner change is the transition from the characteristic of reception to the characteristic of bestowal. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to become more like the Creator and how to consciously move to better and better states.
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From the KabTV’s “New Life #935 – Shaping The Future,” 12/19/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/9/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “The Israeli Nation’s Day of Unity” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Nation”  

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