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World Kabbalah Conference in Vilnius

The three days of the World Kabbalah Conference in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, brought about a change in the hearts of hundreds of Europeans who came to experience what the wisdom of Kabbalah is about.

The slogan of the conference “From Chaos to Harmony” said it all: in the face of the growing ego that separates us and creates a chaotic world, a method is needed to connect us and raise us above our ego, to build a network of positive connections and to discover the harmony that already exists between us.

Watch some highlights from the conference:

Convention In Vilnius, “From Chaos To Harmony,” Day Two – 11.04.17

Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Preparation Lesson 3

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Convention in Vilnius, “Practical Work in the Ten,” Lesson 3

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Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Preparation Lesson 4

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Convention in Vilnius, “Perception of Reality Through the Ten—A World Full of Love,” Lesson 4

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Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Preparation Lesson 5

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Convention in Vilnius, “The Ten As an Embryo,” Lesson 5

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Convention In Vilnius “From Chaos to Harmony,” Day One – 11.03.17

Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Lesson 1

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Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Preparation Lesson 2 

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Convention in Vilnius, “The Ten,” Lesson 2 

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The Law Of The World’s Management, Part 2

laitman_571.06We cannot further increase our desires—now we need to change their use. But humanity does not understand this and therefore it is all confused about what is happening.

We have entered a period in which we no longer need a big desire. Therefore, the modern generation appears to be so tired and disappointed regarding further progress. Young people do not rush to attain a career or a family; they do not want to think about the future at all, which does not make sense to anyone.

And all of this is happening because, instead of the linear law of the growth of egoism, which everyone realized by himself, a new integral law, which requires us to connect with each other has begun to come into action. Now the development of the world depends on the strength of our connection, just like the cells in a body. The more kindness and reciprocity there is in our relations with each other, the further we will advance.

We see the same tendency in the development of technology; the more complex the programs and mechanisms become and the more internal components they contain, the more perfect the devices become. Progress is taking place, not by going deeper into concrete details, but due to their greater connection. All the technological development in recent decades is based on the creation of new connections between various elements.

But in human society we are not capable of such development because we, ourselves, are its elements. And we do not want to connect with each other. Therefore, we do not understand what the law of development wants from us. This is the biggest problem of humanity today, which is caused by a lack of understanding that we have entered a new era.

Baal HaSulam calls this period “The Last Generation” because people are beginning to understand that individual egoistic development is over and further progress is possible only through the development of the right connections between us. We have to understand that we belong to one system that is operated by the law of mutual participation and understanding.

All people should feel as cells or organs of the same body, properly connected with each other. When we establish such a connection, within it we feel a common force permeating all of nature, which is called the Creator. We ourselves create it through our right connection and reveal it inside Him.

This is the predestination of a person in this world and the call of our time. Humanity must now rise to this state. The sooner we become aware of the stages that are already embedded in the program of nature and want to realize them, the kinder and more pleasant our development will be. We will understand what goal is before us and will receive the correct response of nature to all our actions.

The final state already exists in nature and we are all perfectly connected to each other in it. This system is called Adam, the first man, that is, “similar” (domeh) to the general force of nature—the force of bestowal and unity. The correct mutual connection is called love in which each one understands the other’s needs and can interact with him correctly.

To love means to know how to provide the other with what he lacks and he can give me what I lack. In this way we realize the common, integral mechanism of all humanity. We have to understand that nothing excessive is created in the world. And if we know the system, we will find a suitable place for everyone that only that unique person can fill.

When a child assembles Legos, he usually has some extra pieces left. But this is only because he does not know the whole system. However, the one who created the system knew exactly where each part of it should fit and what its true function is.

Similarly, when we learn the whole system, we will understand how much each of us is needed in it and from this we will develop the correct attitude toward each other. After all, nothing excessive has been created in the system of nature.

If we understand that, in fact, the system of nature is integral, perfect, ideally interconnected, and that we do not see this because of our egoism, this attitude is called faith above reason.

That is, I am not guided by what I see and understand now according to my development, like a child who does not know how to assemble a puzzle, but I try to find the right place for attaching each detail in order to connect them to a complete system. This is called working above reason.

Therefore, we learn, search for, and study the laws of nature. We try to get to know each other and find out how we can unite in some form. While doing this, we discover differences among us, like children who pick up pieces of a puzzle but cannot put them together.

But, along with this, it must be understood that all the pieces of this “puzzle,” each person in our time, has already grown to his final state and has no other way to develop. If we push him and force him to develop as before, then mutations and malignant forms will appear in him.

And this is exactly what we see in our society and in our children because we do not give them a proper method of connecting with each other, which should be the next stage of our development. Only after studying the laws of correct interconnection will we understand, from them, the laws governing the world and will we be able to adjust our lives.
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From the Convention “The Future Begins Here” In Europe, Day One 8/25/17, “The Laws of Guidance Over the World,” Lesson 1

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What Should Be Done During A Moment Of Fear?

Laitman_002Question: What should be done during a moment of fear?

Answer: There is an article in the book Shamati “About Fear that Sometimes Comes Upon a Person.”

One should immediately remember that there is none else besides Him, and that the Creator is giving you this feeling so you would adhere to Him like a toddler to the mother when he is scared. Everything has the same goal—to bring us to adhesion with the Creator.

Try this, be in contact with your friends and help each other remember why this happened. There is no other action in this world—everything comes solely for the purpose of achieving our unity, the correction of the common soul.

The Creator shattered this soul and now it is in constant movement toward its correction. And because all its parts are included in the correction, we see the unfolding of all the misfortunes and problems because the opposite parts are nearing each other.

You see what is going on in the world, in politics, in the relationships between countries, in families, and in nations. Look at what is happening in Europe with the immigrants!

All this is happening, because different parts of the world are trying to unite under the external pressure that the Creator is exerting on them, but we are not working on them in the right way through unity and love. And then the pressure accumulates and results in an explosion, like with an earthquake.

Actually, we may have severe problems in the future if we do not begin the correction on the human level. Then, all levels of nature—animate, vegetative, and still—will become completely out of balance.

This is why, whenever a problem comes your way, know that it is the Creator playing a game with you. He wants you to turn to Him through unity with the friends! Then, gradually, everything will settle down.

But do not approach Him alone! That is how every person in the world prays. All the religions and faiths teach how to talk to the Creator. But He doesn’t hear it. He only hears one kind of prayer: the need for connection, for the strength to unite. Everything else is the request to eliminate all evil. He doesn’t need to hear it from you, for He created all of it. All evil comes from Him so that we may unite.
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From the Convention In Brazil “Day Two” 4/30/17, “From We to One,” Lesson 9

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The Law Of The World’s Management, Part 1

laitman_229All our reality is entirely subjected to law, and according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, is controlled by the only law of the upper force called nature. We also call this higher power the Creator because it indeed created the entire universe.

The nature of this force is to act solely for the benefit of its creations; that is, it is absolutely good. But if we don’t see it, this is only because we do not understand the Creator.

Kabbalists, that is, people investigating the upper nature, reveal its complete goodness. And even ordinary researchers of nature see that although everyone devours another one in it, it is all subject to special laws and ultimately benefits the general development of all created beings.

Modern science reveals that nature is global and integrated, and everything in it is absolutely interconnected. Nothing can come out of the framework of this integral system. Like in a healthy human body, all its cells and systems work in harmony preparing it for a higher goal that is above ordinary bodily existence. We find this law in all forms of nature and on all its levels.

It turns out that knowledge of these laws is the key to our successful existence. After all, if inanimate matter, plants, and animals act according to instincts, that is, they feel the orders of nature and perform them unconsciously, in humans, it is much more complicated.

We do not know how to act. Our instincts are not strong enough to guarantee our correct behavior while being guided only by them. And all this is because a human is a social being, and this is where all our difficulties emerge from. After all, in everything that relates to the social order, instincts no longer work. They are no longer regulated by nature.

Desires for food, sex, and family are more or less understandable and do not cause us problems. But in everything that concerns society, that is, in the desire for wealth, power, and knowledge, we are very much confused. Internal instincts do not tell us how to properly act in them.

Desires for food, sex, and family belong to the animal level, and therefore, we can rely on them in our natural instincts, which are also inherent as in all other animals.

But with respect to purely human desires, we have to find the right direction for our development; otherwise, both money and power, and knowledge turn out to be the cause of all our troubles. It is due to the profound development of our mind that we invent the weapons of our own destruction.

In all of his previous centuries old history, man developed instinctively, like an animal. Our egoism always pushed us forward and everything was quite simple. After all, development went in a natural way, step by step, from one formation to another: slavery, feudalism, capitalism, as egoism grew.

But today the time has come when our ego finished its development and ceased to be the engine of evolution. It seems to admit that it reached its top and there is nowhere else to go. Therefore, everything comes into the process of stagnation: science, production, young people not wanting to get married and have children. There is a general fatigue because inside a person feels that he does not have an answer to the main question: “What do I live for?”

After all, throughout all the past millennia we knew what direction we were developing toward and our egoism did not require more than possible. It had very real needs: a good family, a profession, children, and money and we developed according to these requirements. But today our desire to enjoy has stopped its linear growth, and that’s the problem.

In fact, this process began five hundred years ago, in the Ari’s time: the desire ceased to simply grow and it began to “wind up.” All parts of the desire relating to inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature have evolved to a certain level and must begin to unite in the correct form.

That is, now we need to get connected. If we connect correctly with each other, then we will achieve the property of bestowal, which is the property of the Creator, and therefore, we will reveal the common force of nature between us. This power is revealed precisely in the properly corrected connections between us.
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From the Convention “The Future Begins Here” In Europe, Day One 8/25/17, “The Laws of Guidance Over the World,” Lesson 1

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Canadian Anti-Semites

420.06

In the News (JTA): “Canada’s largest private sector labor union adopted a motion in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, or BDS.”

Question: The question is what Canadian trade unions have to do with this?

Answer: First, in Canada a huge part of the population is anti-Semitic. They are former immigrants from the Ukraine and France. A particularly strong anti-Semitic part is Quebec of French Canada. For many years it has been anti-Semitic, anti-American, and anti-Canadian, against English-speaking Canada.

Now they are actively opening their doors to Arab immigrants. By this they are creating a very unpleasant future for themselves: Canada will gradually turn into an Arab region.

The vast territory of Canada is home to only thirty million people, so the immigrants from Arab countries, Maghreb, etc., will happily settle there. All the more so, the immigrants from Africa will be drawn there.

So an unenviable future awaits Canada. Once it was a very attractive, decent country, especially for Jews. But it is all over now.

This, of course, was destined to end; everything ends for Jews because they have to fulfill their historic mission, and they are not. Therefore, they will not have a good life in any country, including the United States, Canada, and other states. They will gradually feel very serious pressures and troubles until they stop hating Kabbalah and realize that it is their salvation.

Question: Do you think that all the exits for Jews will practically close?

Answer: Absolutely all of them. Hatred of Israel on the part of all countries of the world will be enormous. We will try to keep up Israel so that it does not crumble and does not cease to exist, although it is also possible.

If we do not represent Israel as the source of the correction of humanity, there will be no meaning in its existence, and it will cease. And it will naturally be filled with neighboring peoples. It is not a problem.

Question: Don’t you think that Jews will still understand their mission and will begin to move toward it?

Answer: I do not see it yet. There is still some time left; we continue working on this, but it is possible that everything will turn out in a different way.

I will not tire of talking about this because there is no other way out. I am obliged to spread the science of correction among the masses all over the world through Jews. As far as possible, I will bring this to the point that I will be allowed to reach. But in principle, our situation is deteriorating from day to day because the Jewish people are still resisting the realization of their historic mission.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/11/17

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The World At The Crossroads, Part 1

420.06A few months ago, when we started preparations for the European congress, which will take place in a few days, it seemed that the most pressing issue was the unification of Europe and our need to work on this. After all, Europeans do not understand why all of their attempts to create a united Europe fail.

First of all, we need to prepare the society and build a common platform between all the European countries. Only then can we start talking about uniting Europe so that this would be a union of hearts and not banks. A union can exist only if it is based on good relations between people because we are talking about human society.

However, a few months have passed since then and the situation has deteriorated significantly; new and more urgent problems have more recently emerged. It is no longer enough to talk about the unification of Europe; it is necessary to unite the whole world. This issue is crucial today.

It is becoming more and more noticeable every day: the development of the world is rapidly accelerating. This development is inevitable, but it can go in two ways: the path of Light or the path of the natural course of evolution, which is suffering. And it depends on us, the people, which path we will choose. In any case, we must undergo this development of “absolute magnitude” whether we will move into an abyss or toward a beautiful life.

These two paths lie before us. The path of natural development is a path of separation that will inevitably doom us to strikes, suffering, unhappiness, and even world wars. And all this is only to force us to eventually go on the path of Light or at least to walk along the middle line between these two ways.

And the path of Light is the path of unity, which is the ultimate goal of our entire development. We all have to reunite as one person within one system: Adam HaRishon. And if we correctly aspire toward this goal together and by our own will, the world will move forward in a good way. If not, the world will advance with blows. We choose one way of these two.

In addition, another negative development has appeared recently: Nazis re-emerged in the United States. This is not a mere accident as they always existed; however, they were quiet and afraid to be vocal. But today, they stopped hiding.

We can talk for ages about the internal and external reasons that led to neo-Nazism raising its head in the US, but, in fact, the reasons are not important because Nazism is a natural phenomenon.

As Marx and Baal HaSulam wrote, Nazism is the next stage after socialism. If socialism does not follow the path of the right type of unification, then it degenerates into Nazism, that is, the wrong kind of unification of society.

In essence, this is the whole difference between the path of suffering and the path of Light. There is evidence that Nazi fascists had hoped that in the future the US would have become a Nazi country, united by a national-socialist idea.

This trend will continue to develop further with the help of American Jews, just as it was in Germany at the very beginning of the Nazis rise to power. Therefore, it is necessary to do everything possible to avoid the recurrence of the bitter mistakes of the past, which are already looming on the horizon.

History repeats itself and not only Europe stands at a crossroads today, but the whole world. Let us hope that we will be able to change it from the path of suffering to the good path of light.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/21/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Europe at a Crossroad”

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How To Move To The Upper World

laitman_938.02Question: Is it possible to cross the border to the upper world spontaneously?

Answer: Yes. You can be in a convention, “dive” headfirst into it, and find yourself in the upper world. Like cave explorers who dive into lakes in caves and don’t know to where they will float, so too can you also float and go out to a completely different world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Convention In Georgia “All As One,” Day Three – 09.17.17

Convention “All As One,” in Georgia, Lesson Preparation 6

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