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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.13.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

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Not By Bread Alone

laitman_547.05From “The Crisis and Its Solution” (Forum in Arosa, 2006):

Although at first, everyone will work for the benefit of society under the compulsion and influence of his environment, the support and recognition of his actions by society will fill him with such complete satisfaction that a person will begin to perceive bestowal to society as the ultimate, special value even without receiving a moral reward from his environment in concrete cases.

In other words, the point is not in how much we receive today and how much later. Fulfillment depends on how we receive, in what form, for what, and why. It is possible to eat a few ounces of food and be satisfied as if you ate several pounds. It all depends on internal, spiritual satisfaction.

Spiritual significance in food, clothing, in any fulfillment received by a person, gives him pleasure and the desire to preserve and be satisfied with less. And this will not be a result of coercion; society will come to this as a result of integral education. It is written that a “man does not live by bread alone” because spiritual fulfillment is more important.

And even now, we are not fulfilling ourselves with the food itself; we are trying to extract pleasure from it. But pleasure from a piece of meat cannot be compared with that which can lay beyond it: how we are receiving it and for what reason we eat.

Question: It is obvious that what is most important in a job is not the salary, but the fulfillment it gives a person, the interactions. Why then is the necessity to work for the benefit of society perceived by the ego as a bitter duty?

Answer: Because today a person doesn’t receive a pleasurable sensation from giving to society., but the opposite! This is the result of “liberalism” and “democracy,” which have been touted in the last forty years. The entire approach received a wrong slant because everyone prides himself on his own dismissive relationship to others, his separateness from society, like a thief who hasn’t been caught.

Society values exactly these kinds of people—strong personalities. That’s why all of society has rotted thoroughly. If this “liberalism” is not stopped now, then it will bring us to war. At the end of Obama’s tenure an ultimate war was already spoken about openly because the world was actually moving toward it. I hope that now there will be changes.

A slant to the right is also not allowed; there needs to be a balance. This will be the real “pluralism” that was dreamt of at one time, and not the kind that came to be when democrats support democracy only while they are in power. And as soon as someone else is elected, they come out to protest and try to bring him down. How can people, calling themselves democrats and liberals, not agree with the results of an election?
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/5/17,“Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document),” “The Desirable Result”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.10.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: Preparation for Convention in Vilnius, “The Ten,” Part 1

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Lesson on Topic: Preparation for Convention in Vilnius, “The Ten,” Part 2

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.09.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: Preparation for Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Part 1

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Lesson on Topic: Preparation for Convention in Vilnius, “From Chaos to Harmony,” Part 2

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.08.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Letter 62

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Shamati #19 “What Is the Creator Hates the Bodies, in the Work”

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 3, Article 798

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The World At The Crossroads, Part 3

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Question: Why are Nazis suddenly becoming active now?

Answer: Human society has reached such a state in its development where there are two paths before them. One way is to unite on the basis of egoism and hatred, which is expressed in national socialism and fascism. And then the whole society is divided into ranks: those who are higher and those who are lower. In this way, egoism sorts all of humanity.

And the Jewish people, as bearers of Abraham’s method, are polar opposite to fascism because their method is based on the path of correction, not the natural path of egoism. That is why Jews especially hate fascists.

The path of natural development leads to unification on the basis of Nazism until the time when all its terrible consequences are revealed. Or we can also unite with the help of the Light above egoism through Abraham’s method.

The world becomes integral and “round.” And humanity has two ways to achieve this form of a circle. One way is inside knowledge, that is, inside egoism, and this form is called Nazism. The other way is above knowledge, above egoism, according to Kabbalah’s method, meaning “by the path of Light.”

Fascism is revealed in order to make everyone understand the catastrophe to which this path leads and so that we begin to unite above egoism sooner or later.

History repeats itself until we correct it. Hitler and the Nazis in Germany had very high hopes for America, expecting that Nazism would continue to exist on its soil. After all, there were a lot of Germans among the founders of the United States. There was even a discussion about which language would be the official language in the USA: German or English. In the end, they chose English, but they had almost equal chances.

Question: How is the current state of things different from the 30 – 40s of the last century? Have we become smarter?

Answer: It does not seem that we have become smarter. Humanity does not learn from past mistakes at all, because the same egoism works within a person. But today we have an opportunity to spread the wisdom of Kabbalah and explain it, because already a lot of people are engaged in Kabbalah around the world.

Therefore, it is possible that we will be able to explain that the world is standing at dangerous crossroads and what can we do to save ourselves from destruction. Otherwise, the world condemns itself to terrible suffering and to a world war. And it will indeed be worldwide and not localized as in the last century.
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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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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.06.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #38 “The Fear of God Is His Treasure”

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, Article 6, “Love of Friends – 2”

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 3, Article 638

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The World At The Crossroads, Part 2

115.06Beginning with the very first shattering—the so-called sin of Adam, “the first man,” which was planned in advance—humanity gradually began to realize that the reason for all its troubles was the separation caused by human egoism.

Although egoism was relatively small then, it still took a long time prior to Abraham’s arrival before they began to unite to overcome the crisis that had erupted in Ancient Babylon.

The broken ego that had divided the people showed them how destructive separation was and that there was no other solution besides uniting.

After Abraham had revealed that unification is the path of correction and had begun to explain it to the others, those who understood him formed a group, which was later called the people of Israel, which means directly to the Creator, or Yashar El. This group held on to unity as the only means of achieving salvation for the entire human race and, in general, for all of creation.

It took a lot of time—from the first man Adam all the way to Abraham—before humanity was ready to learn that unity is salvation. At first, the connection was natural and all the people lived together as one. But then suddenly separation began to develop and they felt how destructive it was.

They were able to compare how much better it had been living with the natural connection that had existed between them while egoism was still relatively small and the great state of egoism that led to many problems such as separation and arguments. It all ended in ruin. Therefore, they agreed to work for unity so that “love covered all crimes.”

However, it needs to be clear that the crimes being committed were small then and egoism was small too, so it was not as difficult for them to unite as it is today. But at that time, they already understood that there are two ways to the final unification, which humanity must eventually achieve.

After all, this is the purpose of creation, pre-programmed in the original design. But you can come to it in two ways: by the Light or through suffering. They had managed to understand this back then and had begun to implement Abraham’s method.

It is clear to everyone that egoism spoils our lives and that we need to do something about it. Every nation has its own way. There are methods of reducing egoism through special education as well as all kinds of oriental practices such as Confucianism and morality-based traditions. Religions also urge man to be humble and calm and they try to tame egoism by promising him heaven or hell.

All these methods worked for a while but, in the end, people are leaving religion. Egoism grows so fast that morality and religion are no longer able to restrain it. And the method of Abraham is a general method of correcting egoism, directed not at its destruction, but at its correct use. This method belongs to everyone, as Abraham said, “Who is for the Creator, come to me!”

That is, we need to unite and within this connection we will reveal the upper force that will support us and lead us forward, returning us to the purpose of creation and its foundations. This is a very special method that is only realized if people are ready for it. And, at the end of our development, everyone will be ready for it.
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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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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.04.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1,  Article 2, “Concerning Love of Friends”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 122

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee,” Item 21

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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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