My Thoughts On Twitter 5/18/18

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Happy Shavuot From Israel #shavuot #torah #israel #meaning

Happy Shavuot From Israel #shavuot #torah #israel

But we are given it only after we, the whole of the people of Israel, proclaim “with one voice” (#Exodus 24:3) that we will do as the law dictates.

Happy #Shavuot!

#Shavuot has a special message to all of us. Like all #Jewish holidays, it represents a state in our spiritual development. The state of Shavuot marks the point where we are given the #Torah—the law of life.

From Twitter 5/18/18

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Happy Shavuot From Israel

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/17/18

Reception of the Torah is the reception of the light that connects our hearts as one.

Continuing The Convention With An Ascent

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How exactly is spiritual advancement expressed? It is in a greater attainment of the Creator, in the unity of friends, in the comprehension of the teachings of Kabbalah, in the growth of our strength, or conversely, in the realization of our own helplessness and dependence? If we examine it closer, then it becomes clear that our entire advancement depends solely on experiencing the greatness of the Creator.

The degree to which we attain this greatness, or even better, increase it with faith above reason, will determine our whole advancement along the spiritual path, our readiness to direct all our efforts, thoughts, and desires, each one individually and everyone together, toward bringing contentment to the Creator.

It does not matter what advancement or understanding was received, how much effort was exerted, or what obstacles needed to be overcome. Our calculations must only be carried out in terms of how to bring contentment to the Creator. There is no greatness of me as an individual, or of a friend, or a teacher—there is only the greatness of the Creator, which needs to be widened, enlarged, and experienced to the degree to which it is more important than my own well-being. That is what is meant by continuing the convention with an ascent.

The recent convention in America was very successful because a tremendous importance of the Creator was revealed in it; it governed all our efforts, thoughts, and desires. This is the height of the convention.

Everything is measured by raising the importance of the Creator between us, thanks to whom we distance ourselves from personal gain and move toward the group’s benefit, to the extent in which we value it as a means of bestowal to the Creator.

That is why, to continue the convention with an ascent is to constantly check: have we reached a greater level of importance of the Creator without seeking personal benefit in it, but only from the desire to bring Him contentment.

To continue advancing, we don’t need to wait for the next convention, but between the conventions we need to try to build the greatness of the Creator between us, without reverting to asking for ourselves.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/10/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Continuing the Congress with an Ascent”
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Love For Love

laitman_527.02Question: Love is the strongest feeling and it is worth living for. What do you think about it?

Answer: I agree. It satisfies a person for a while.

Question: Does it mean that love cannot be an eternal meaning of life?

Answer: Of course not. Life ends and love ends. Hormones change and the object of love changes. Each person during a lifetime can have many such infatuations.

Question: Is love the greatest pleasure, above power, money, and so on?

Answer: It depends on the person. Some people like money, for others love for love prevails, which is love for hormones, some like music, and so on. It is a matter of the inner need of a person.

Question: Does a person want to be loved even more that he wants to love?

Answer: In our world, satisfying hormonal needs is called love. Everything begins and ends within a person himself. It is not about somebody external. If I have some kind of hormonal need in relation to this external one, then I am attracted to him, and if I do not have this need, then I am not attracted.

Therefore, love on the corporeal level has nothing to do with spirituality. In Kabbalah, the uppermost pleasure is the love for the Creator.

Question: If, according to Kabbalah, the meaning of life is in attaining the love for others, does it mean that love is the meaning of life?

Answer: No. The meaning of life is in attaining your root through love, that is, in attaining your maker. And this is achieved through the love for others, and from the love for others to the love for the Creator.

To love the Creator means to enjoy the fact that He fills you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/28/18

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How Many Names Does The Creator Have?

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Answer: Everything existing in the universe are the Creator’s names because everything we experience comes from Him. Whether we are talking about colors, sounds, shapes, and so on, these are all manifestations of the Creator.

Question: Then why is it written in the Kabbalistic books that the Creator has 72 names?

Answer: This is different. Depending on the readiness of your desire to be similar to the Creator, in proportion to this similarity, you can begin feeling Him. The greatest sensation of the Creator is expressed in 72 names, which is His general manifestation on the high level.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/18

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Greatness of the Creator”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 4, Chapter 3, Item 3

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Happy Shavuot

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/18/18

Happy Shavuot!

Shavuot has a special message to all of us. Like all Jewish holidays, it represents a state in our spiritual development. The state of Shavuot marks the point where we are given the Torah—the law of life. But we are given it only after we, the whole of the people of Israel, proclaim “with one voice” (Exodus 24:3) that we will do as the law dictates.

“Iran-Israel Clashes: Why the Enemies of Israel Give It No Respite”

The largest portal Breaking Israel News published my new article “Iran-Israel Clashes: Why the Enemies of Israel Give It No Respite

“If it is impossible to blow the shofar of redemption, the enemies of Israel, Amalek, Hitler, etc. will come and call us to redemption, they warn us and give us no respite.”
– Rav Abraham HaCohen Kook

After periods of Israel warring with all neighboring countries in its radius, its current enemy on duty, which warns and gives it no respite, is Iran.

Last week, the time came when years of muscle flexing between the two countries erupted in a few initial jabs. Hours after claiming Israel’s forces in the Golan Heights were targeted by Iranian rockets, Israel retaliated by firing dozens of missiles at Iranian positions in Syria. The short but fierce conflict raised fears that violence in the region might be escalating and heading toward a direct confrontation between the two enemies.

The Only Way to Protect the People of Israel

I am no expert on international conflict resolution. History, however, has taught me that Israel will always be in humanity’s sights, and it will not be allowed to rest, precisely because of the unique role the people of Israel have toward the world: to connect “as one man with one heart” and provide a positive example of connection to humanity, i.e. to be “a light unto nations.” Fulfilling this role is the remedy that can protect the people of Israel from trouble. Until we achieve a certain quality and quantity of positive connection above all our differences, we can expect tensions to continue rising.

Great Jewish leaders throughout the ages circulated this message however they could. Rabbi Kalman Kalonymus wrote in Maor va Shemesh (Light and Sun): “When there are love, unity, and friendship between each other in Israel, no calamity can come upon them.” Similarly, Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain wrote in Shem mi Shmuel (A Name Out of Samuel): “When Israel are as one man with one heart, they are as a fortified wall against the forces of evil.” Likewise, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Arieh Altar, the ADMOR of Gur, stressed in Sefat Emet (True Tongue): “Israel’s unity induces great salvations and removes all the slanderers.”

Why the World Revolves Around Israel

The people of Israel act as a central junction in the human network. If we try to connect positively above our differences, we let nature’s positive connective force flow through us into the entire human network. As a result, people start changing, albeit unconsciously. Connection would become more valued, and as a byproduct, the attitude toward the people of Israel would become more positive. On the other hand, failure to invest in enhancing human connection invites the negative force to further fuel humanity’s subconscious, enabling the flames of hatred to rise higher and higher in our direction. Therefore, in the situation at hand with Iran, it is only a matter of time before the people of Israel will be judged as those to blame for the tension.

Israel Currently Working Against its Divine Mission

In periods when such tensions escalate to all-out war, the climax of fear momentarily connects us. We stop caring about our internal disputes and all focus on protecting ourselves from the external threat. However, such temporary connection has no lasting strength. That is, the moment the external threat goes away, we continue business-as-usual, and all our internal disputes again take center stage.

Therefore, while time is still tilted in our favor, we should concern ourselves with initiating our connection through positive incentives. The world is waiting for us to carry out our fateful mission: to infuse it with positive connection. The more we can inspire relations of care, kindness and love to each other above our divisive inclinations, the more we will pave the path for a key attitude shift to sweep over humanity. It is my hope that we will use our ambitious energy to enliven our connection and spread it to the world sooner rather than later, instead of waiting for turmoil and suffering to goad us from the other end of the spectrum.

Spiritual Attainment Of Women

Laitman_120Question: Men go through the reincarnation of souls. But what about women? Does a woman have an eternal soul or does it just extinguish and that’s it?

Answer: There is no difference between men and women. Moreover, if a woman is able to overcome her egoism and begin to connect with other women in mutual support, they can surpass men in their spiritual attainment.

I would say that the Creator loves women more than men.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 1/14/18

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Recognized Harm In Facebook

laitman_959Remark: Facebook recognizes its influence. This social network no longer denies that it can cause people to become dependent on it and spread false information. On its official blog, the company representatives confirmed that social networks directly affect democracy, and not in the best way.

My Comment: There is nothing to be done about it. They will continue to do it in every possible way. It is a very profitable business, which provides the most powerful way to influence the world.

Specialists in social technologies, in fact, program a person, determine his way of thinking, his feelings and views. It is impossible to resist them because we see only the tip of the iceberg.

While we do not want to be guided by the upper management, the program of our internal development, our own domestic “fate programmers” will cause us trouble again and again. Under their “keen guidance,” egoism will take power over all spheres of life and turn people into a herd. It already does.

There is only one solution: realizing the evil that lies within our nature. Then, we will “expose” ourselves to a different program that develops us, rather than “trains” us. In direct communication, with the help of Kabbalah, a person will discover a system of relationships that elevates him vertically upward into the upper world, above the surface of this network that will choke him to the last.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/18

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