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The Anti-Hate Law

laitman_448.1In the News (VOA News): “Venezuela’s passage of a new law threatening up to 20 years in prison for inciting hatred’ is generating concerns about a growing crackdown on dissent.

“The powerful, pro-government Constituent Assembly approved the measure Wednesday.

“Assembly leader Delcy Rodriguez said it represented ‘a constructive law for peaceful coexistence’ and an antidote to ‘the intolerances, the hatreds that the Venezuelan right has unleashed.’

“President Nicolas Maduro had proposed the measure during anti-government street protests that rocked the capital, and other Venezuelan cities, from April through July. More than 120 people died in the almost-daily clashes sparked by the country’s deepening economic and political crisis. Activists often used social media to organize demonstrations.”

Question: Do you think these laws stop people?

Answer: In part, yes. After all, a person is afraid of punishment. We see how people attempt to avoid it, try to create zones free from these punishments where it is possible to promote their ideas.

Nevertheless, it somehow works, but to a certain limit. After all, you cannot restrain a person with fear alone. We have known this for a long time now. Our development over the course of thousands of years presents us with a very clear outcome.

Therefore, I don’t think that it will help much. Eventually, we will find the same Venezuela in some sort of miasma, some other perversions, which are superimposed on the past along with these prohibitions and punishments. There is nothing good in it.

Question: Do you think that humanity will eventually understand what the underlying basis of hate is? Will it start dealing with that basis?

Answer: That is impossible to do because egoism lies at the basis of our nature. So only if we begin to correct it. However, humanity does not know how to correct it. Only Kabbalists know this.

Therefore, Kabbalists have no other choice but to appeal to humanity, saying: “What an opportunity we have! Let’s correct our nature!”

Yet, humanity does not want to listen. Never mind humanity, the Jewish people themselves do not want to hear it, and they are actually the ones who need to correct themselves first and to set an example for the entire world.

Question: Will Venezuela see it then?

Answer: Then everyone will see. If only the Jews would want it, if they would be able to hear and know about it…
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/9/17

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When The Generation Is Unworthy

Laitman_051Remark: Baal HaSulam wrote that the desires of people would begin to develop toward spirituality during the period he lived in.

My Comment: If they told me twenty years ago that I would give lectures all over the world, I would certainly not have believed it.

Question: Would it have been possible to see this according to its spiritual roots?

Answer: It would not have been possible to such an extent.

Question: Can you see what will happen in another 20 years? For example, instead of 120 groups, will you have 220 groups?

Answer: This doesn’t depend on me. Baal HaSulam also wanted to do everything quickly; but he did not succeed. They even forbade him to publicize his books. But he still hoped he would be able to print and publish them.

Remark: It is amazing that Baal HaSulam, such a high-level Kabbalist, believed that his generation was unworthy of these books.

Answer: He understood that the generation was unworthy because they forbade him to publish his books. And we are progressing in spite of everything and we even have another level of dissemination. We can advertise in newspapers, we have our own voice on social networks and so forth. But still this is not enough.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 12/24/2017

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Time Depends On Us

laitman_934There is no time. A change in states gives us the sensation of time. I would not feel time if the state were not changing. Time is the number of changes that we notice.

Time can drag on, or it can fly—it all depends on a person’s inner sensation of the changes happening inside him. As soon as there are no changes, time disappears.

There is a mechanism unraveling inside of us that constantly awakens new qualities within. In them, I feel as if the world around me is changing. But really the world does not change—I am the one who changes. Stars explode, people run around, life happens all around me, but these are all qualities changing inside of me according to which I perceive reality.

People believed that time does not depend on us. But then Einstein came and stated that time is relative. If I move at a speed that approaches the speed of light, then time can speed up or slow down. It can even stop because time is not fixed from above; it depends on the observer.

Kabbalah says that time is the number of actions taking place in my will to enjoy. I can accelerate time or decelerate it. Everything depends on me, on my subjective perception. A Kabbalist exists simultaneously in two degrees of perception of reality: the corporeal degree, through the five physical senses, and the spiritual degree. Therefore, he exists in two realities until he reaches his final correction.

Time is a change from a corrupted state to a corrected one. Therefore, if we try to attain unity in every state, it means we accelerate time. Time is not measured by the number of seconds, but by the change from one state to the next. Therefore, a unit of time can be a minute, an hour, or a year, but it is the same unit: from descent to ascent.

By changing the connections between us, we influence the upper world and mold it into a certain form. The external form is the projection of our changes, and reflects the state of our ten. The more we connect inside the ten, the closer, kinder, and friendlier to us the external world becomes. And when we quarrel with each other, the external world grows distant and menacing to us.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/14/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 13

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/9/18

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To bestow to the Creator is to be like Him. While I don’t have the Creator’s qualities, He doesn’t exist in me. We attain the Creator gradually from what is not Him, doesn’t relate to Him–from the negative. #OneUpperForce_ML #awareness #Wisdom

If one has the quality of love & bestowal, the Creator passes his force through him into the world, and one becomes the Creator’s extension. I cannot bestow anything, but only be together with the Creator, His conductor. #OneUpperForce_ML #awareness #Wisdom

Truth is perfection. Our world/we don’t exist. We exist only in our imagination, so that from it we would attain perfection, the Creator. He purposefully made this picture in which we, our world exists. As the #Zohar says, this state is a dream until we reveal the upper world.

#Psalm_150. Praise the Lord in His sanctuary, for His mighty deeds, for His greatness. Praise the sound of the trumpet, the harp and lyre, timbrel and dancing, stringed instruments and a pipe, loud ringing cymbals. Let every soul praise the Lord. Aleluia!

#Psalm_149. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Israel rejoices in the Creator. For the LORD delights in His people, adorns the afflicted with salvation. The godly ones exult in glory. High praises on their lips, double-edged sword executes judgment. He is the glory for the godly ones

#Psalm_148 Praise the Lord in the heights, sun, moon, stars, heavens. At His command were they made. He established them forever, passed the law not to break. All praise the Lord, for His name alone is exalted. He lifted up His people, glory of a people closest to Him. Aleluia!

#Kabbalist_advice_ML
– Ppl who leave Israel r like those who leave BB: their egoistic self-justification instinct kicks in and they start putting down Israel.
– For as long as one’s ego is uncorrected, one justifies oneself subconsciously in everything! Try and understand them!

#Psalm_147 Praise the Lord. He rebuilds Jerusalem, gathers exiles of Israel. He gives food to beast, young ravens that cry. He favors those fearing Him, awaiting His mercy. He declares His word to Jacob, statutes and laws to Israel. He did not deal thus with any nation. Aleluia!

#Psalm_146 Aleluia. Praise the Lord, my soul! Blessed is he whose help is He. The Lord frees prisoners, opens the eyes of the blind, raises up those bowed down, loves the righteous, the orphan and widow, but He thwarts the way of the wicked. The Lord will reign forever. Aleluia!

#Psalm_142 I cry to the Lord. You know my path, they set a trap for me. No escape, no-one cares for my soul. I cry to You, You are my refuge. Heed my prayer, for I’m too low. Deliver me from persecutors, they are too strong for me.Bring my soul out of prison to glorify Your

From Twitter, 2/9/18

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New Life #936 – The Seven Wisdoms Of The World

New Life #936 – The Seven Wisdoms of the World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The “seven wisdoms” derive from the seven Sefirot that exist in the soul that Kabbalists develop. There is no wisdom in the animal world, because animals feel only good or bad and do not feel truth or lies.

A person is drawn to one of these wisdoms because of the nature of the root of his soul. Mathematics describes the inner connection between the details of nature while music expresses the formulas used in nature. Dance expresses the inner admiration of man while medicine arranges harmony in the human body between the inanimate, vegetative, living, and speaking levels.
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From the KabTV’s “New Life #936 – The Seven Wisdoms of the World,” 12/21/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/11/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #3 “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”  

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Questions and Answers with Dr. Michael Laitman 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “600,000 Souls”  

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