Change Yourselves And The World Will Change

laitman_219_01Question: How does reading The Book of Zohar change the reality of the reader?

Answer: We feel a certain volume, me and my world, which is basically the reflection of my internal spiritual state. If we change this state, we will accordingly begin to change our feeling toward ourselves and the world.

This is very convenient because you don’t need to change anything or to be convinced with regard to anything. You are not dependent on anyone! Change yourselves and the world around you will begin to change.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

The Two Forces Of Creation

Laitman_630_1Question: If we take any letter from the Hebrew alphabet, are its components a point and two lines? Are there no other forms?

Answer: A point and horizontal and vertical lines create a wide variety of combinations between the two forces that create everything that we can see, feel, grasp, and sense, everything that exists, not only in our world, but in all the worlds.

Question: Did the First Man (Adam HaRishon) feel the horizontal force as the power of bestowal and the vertical force as the power of reception, meaning, did he feel these two forces within himself?

Answer: Certainly, and therefore he discovered them. Nothing exists in the world except for these two forces. Plus and minus, electron and positron, and everything else, these are derived from the same two forces.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/5/17

It Is Good To Envy

laitman_629_3Question: Is it good or bad if I have no questions at all during the study, but I do envy the friends who always ask you questions?

Answer: It is good to envy, but it should be good envy, which means wanting to be like them and not that they would stop asking questions.
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From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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Read The Book Of Zohar Again And Again

laitman_527_07Question: Is it necessary to read The Book of Zohar again and again? Every time I read it I feel that I am delving into a new stratum of sensations.

Answer: Yes. I read The Book of Zohar from beginning to end dozens of times, including when I was working on adapting the text for, The Zohar for the People. Every time we study The Book of Zohar, the text is felt in a completely different manner.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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What Does The Future Hold?

Laitman_512_02Question from Facebook: What you say is scary. There are those who say that pessimistic predictions invoke pessimistic thoughts in people. Is this how we shape our reality?

Answer: I am not trying to scare anyone. I am talking about what we should expect if we don’t actively participate in our evolutionary process that develops under the influence of the ego, and therefore, we have to do something.

We are leading ourselves to doom and destruction, from bad situations to even worse situations. Everyone can see what is happening in the world. I am not a prophet, I am simply pointing out the current situation because I have a remedy for the harmful actions that lead to harmful outcomes. Take this remedy from me and everyone will be better off.

But if we close our eyes and wait for what may come, we will reach a state in which the earth will no bear us anymore and society will annihilate itself.

Question: Wouldn’t people understand what is going on if you didn’t tell us what the future holds and what we should do? Must you tell people what is going to happen?

Answer: When I was a kid and went to school my parents told me: “You should be a good student, don’t be lazy. If you study well, you will be a great man, everyone will respect you, you will make money and will be able to provide for your family. But if you don’t, things will be bad.”

If we don’t speak, nothing will affect people. This is the reason that I have to explain the situation.

Please forgive that if what I say may be a burden and that perhaps I am not saying it in a very polite and pleasant manner, but believe me that I am speaking out of my love for you. I want things to be good for you.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17

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What Does The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Suggest?

laitman_245_09Question: Does the wisdom of Kabbalah suggest that we increase the egoism inside us so that eventually we will understand that it is futile?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah does not suggest that we engage in increasing our egoism. It only suggests how we can resemble the Creator.

This means that if my nature is a desire to receive for my own sake, I will be able to receive only with the intention of in order to bestow unto others. If I don’t have this intention, I will not receive anything.

I can, therefore, maximize my resemblance to the Creator according to my intention to bestow unto others. If I don’t have this intention, it means that I don’t do anything.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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How Should One Read The Sources?

laitman_216_01Question: What kind of intention does one need to read Kabbalistic sources if I read them alone, for example, at home or traveling on a train?

Answer: Understandably, it is preferable to study the sources together with others, but many times people read them alone.

However, the intention must always be one: on the basis of the written source, I want to receive knowledge about the correct interconnections of all of humanity into a single system.

According to the degree of our unity, we will become more compatible with the same higher, unique management system that manages all of the still, vegetative, and animate nature and humanity. We aspire to unite because through the connection between us we form a model within us of a higher, unique, and perfected nature.

The model that we feel within us will give us knowledge, power, and possibilities for us to feel that we are in a perfected world. We can change everything around us, including ourselves and society, and we will feel the higher eternal and perfect system. We transform ourselves to be like that system.

Therefore, when there is no possibility for a person to read or study together with others, he does it alone, but with the same intention.
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From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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How To Have Time

laitman_939_02Question: Everyone has already noticed for some time how time flies very quickly. I would like to know what our priorities should be in our learning and advancement.

Answer: Indeed, time flies very quickly. But we can develop even faster, not materially as in our world, but spiritually, if we are, like little children,  obey what the Kabbalists say without any criticism. It all depends on us.

Gather together in a group, try to achieve unity and mutual concern among yourselves, which is how you will have one and only one desire for spirituality. Connect within this desire and dissolve within it. And then through the point that is found on the other side of the ego, you will feel the upper world, the higher power. This is what you must discover.

Unity between us the opportunity to “penetrate” through the boundary between our world and the spiritual world. Forward movement is only through the unity between us. Realization is always internal, in an emotional connection between us.
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From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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My Articles In The Media, May 2017

In English

The Jerusalem Post

Comment: Is Judaism Racism?
The Israeli Campfire
A Memo to President Trump
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Haaretz:

What This Means for Jews When Austria’s President Says All Women Will Wear Headscarves
Independence Means Independence From Mutual Hatred
The Fire of Hatred, the Fire of Love
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Jewish Business News:

Michael Laitman: The Fundamental Flaw Behind the Cyber Attack
Michael Laitman: What Our Ancestors Knew that We Don’t, And Why This is Important Especially Today

In French

The Times of Israel:

La deuxième révolution française
Est-ce que le judaïsme est du racisme?
On ne doit pas nécessairement se fier à l’apparence de ce qu’on peut lire dans la Torah
Michael Laitman: Lettre ouverte au Président Trump

Dreuz:

Alors Que Chavouot la Fête du don de la Torah est tout près souvenons nous que la vraie signification de la torah est l’amour d’autrui” 
L’autriche s’ouvre sur le monde (islamique)
Lag BaOmer: le feu de la haine le feu de lamour” 
La faute fondamentale derrière la dernière cyberattaque”
Le temps est venu de démystifier les idées fausses sur la Torah”
Alors que Chavouot la fête du don de la Torah est tout près souvenons nous que la vraie significa

In Spanish

BlogActive:

La fogata israeli
El presidente de austria dice que todas las mujeres llevaran pañuelo en la cabeza. Qué significa esto para los judíos?
Mensaje para el presidente Trump
El gran fallo detrás del ataque informático
Las cosas que uno puede leer en la Torá no non necesariamente así

United With Israel:

La fogata israeli
Las cosas que uno puede leer en la Tora no son necesariamente así

In German

Huffington Post:

Feuer des Hasses, Feuer der Liebe
Eine Notiz an Präsident Trump

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Wonderful Balance

laitman_232_06Question: How can we balance our world and the attainment of the spiritual world?

Answer: It is wonderful when everything is balanced because there is no contradiction between the two worlds. We will all have to attain that.

The main thing is to try to do everything we can in order to attain the upper world and then we will see that everything is connected into one unique system. We will see one picture; it will be wonderful, with such harmony that will fill us and give us the feeling of perpetual motion. In this state, we will feel everything that is above us while living in this world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/17

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