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We Are Witnessing The Birth Of A New Era

Dr. Michael LaitmanSince man’s development occurs in accordance with the program of nature’s governance, more and more people feel unhappy, empty, and depressed. They aspire to extinguish this sensation with drugs and terrorism.

The crisis in the family, education, sciences, arts, and the threat of destruction from an ecological or nuclear catastrophe are also consequences of this state.

As long as man follows the egoistic development and use of his desires, nature itself creates a threatening atmosphere around him. As a result, man is obliged to realize his place in nature’s system and perceive his egoism as the only evil. By subjecting us to suffering, egoism pushes us to search for the method of its correction and the correct unity with nature.

It is evident from history that the process of development happens gradually, steadily, and smoothly, but sometimes a leap occurs that transforms us into a new quality. As a result, one era replaces another; different periods of the development of the universe are known:  geological eras, and periods of development of flora and fauna, as well as humanity.

Apparently evolution has a specific purpose, and everything develops according to a given program. Sometimes an abrupt transition to the next level happens in this process as a result of some extraordinary events. Today we are in one of these revolutionary states.

This state is caused by the natural course of development of desires; it comes from nature, the Creator. However, this development is fundamentally different from the one to which we are accustomed, and it requires a new form of participation from us. Humanity doesn’t understand what exactly is happening, and everybody is quite confused. After all, there is a change in absolutely all areas at the same time.

It’s unlike anything that happened before. Previously, a revolutionary breakthrough occurred in one particular area. For example, the development of mankind was greatly influenced by the invention of a steam engine, then electricity, then the radio. So step by step, these inventions entered our world and our lives.

But today changes occur absolutely everywhere at the same time. Most importantly, we can’t control anything in our lives, in the family, country, world, financial system, industry, culture, education, and trade. We don’t understand the changes that occur. So it is not surprising that in many countries large numbers of people get up and protest against the changes. They feel as if the old world is collapsing and disappearing, and instead of it, a new, worse world is coming. Everywhere, especially in Europe and America, those forces, meaning those segments of the population that provided the previous state of the world, rise to protest because they don’t understand what is happening, what will happen next, or what to do.

This indeed is a very big problem. After all, we have come to such a state in the process of natural evolution when a person has an opportunity to develop as he pleases. However, each has his own desires and each does what he sees fit.

It seems like there is a country, a government, and various committees that are obliged to take care of people, but nothing helps. Some all-pervading force, called media rises and begins to shape public opinion, judge everyone, and execute its sentence.

This shows to what extent our society is broken, disorganized, and collapsing. We must seek to build new relationships between all the parts of society, at all levels, from the most private and intimate in a person’s relationship with himself, within the family, to at work, and everywhere. None of the laws that worked before, even just a few years ago works now.

The first thing we need is to accept this as the natural evolution we have come to. Naturally, no one wished for it. Everyone thought that liberalism and democracy were wonderful. But now it turns out that democracy causes harm to us. It doesn’t suit us anymore, at least in its current form.

Apparently, all this has to change, and it is part of the natural course of evolution. Therefore, we need to figure out the next state. The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about it because it explains the entire process of development that we are destined to undergo from the beginning of creation until the end.

This is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is so necessary for people today; without it, all of humanity would be totally confused, not knowing what to do. If we don’t start learning from the wisdom of Kabbalah what state we are and what lies ahead, it will bring us all a lot of suffering and misery.

The laws of nature are constant and defined. They don’t change their course and society should develop only in this direction. If we don’t agree with the direction in which nature pushes us, it won’t bring us any good. We must understand that we can’t argue with nature because it is stronger than we are.

It is therefore necessary to study the law of development and try to implement it. Then we will see that we really advance and don’t go backward.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/22/17, “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Altruists and Egoists in Society”

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My Blessing Before The Upcoming Convention

laitman_938_03Studying and perceiving the wisdom of Kabbalah means to unite, because when we connect through our attributes, our desires, and our internal yearnings, each of us feels huge new capacities. This strength is not only in the mind or heart, but in our internal attainment of matter, of its internal feeling.

Therefore, try to be free so that you will be able to feel the need to connect with everyone who follows our way. It makes no difference how you perceive the friends as long as a yearning for them flows from you. Then you will begin to feel the next level of your spiritual development through them.

Let’s prepare for the convention in this way and we will succeed. I personally constantly work on it, and so before the convention I am always a bit confused internally. Then during the convention, I connect with everyone. Thus I have an opportunity to see our new level through you and you can see it together with me.

A revelation is an amazing wonderful sight!
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16

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How Can One Sense That The Creator Is Enjoying?

laitman_527_03Question: How can we sense that the Creator is enjoying our actions?

Answer: For this you have to sense the Creator. Then you will sense how much He enjoys what you do.

In essence, you have to believe that if you are looking for Him, trying to find the source in everything that is happening with you, this already brings pleasure to Him. After all, you are searching for Him.

Whatever you do, whether you in your thoughts, actions, or aspirations, you should catch yourself at every thought, every action, and every desire even before they appear within you that it was an action from the Creator that triggered this consequence in you. Try to capture Him this way. Then you will start sensing.

However, this path will not result in success unless you do this in a group. This is because the increase of strength, search, and similarity can be achieved only through the connection with others.
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From the Convention In Prague, Day One 9/10/16, Lesson 2

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Fidel Castro Is Gone

My only interaction with Fidel Castro was a meeting and conversation with his daughter Alina Fernandez Revuelta on June 7, 2007 in an interview on radio WQBA 1140 am Univision in Miami, in relation to the publication of my book Your Goals in Life in Spanish. Alina fled from Cuba and for many years has been exposing the actions of her father and his brother.

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The Jewel In The Necklace Of The Common Soul

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It is said that every person who comes to a group is chosen by tweezers as a precious stone and is inserted into a common necklace.

Answer: Each person who feels that he is attracted to Kabbalah must realize clearly that he was really selected by tweezers from the general mass of humanity and like a precious stone was inserted into the necklace.

He didn’t just turned up in this group at this time along with these people. There are specific reasons  for everything according to the root of his soul. He’ll find out about this later.
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From the Prague Congress, Preparatory Lesson, 9/9/16

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Praying For The Creator

laitman_534Question: What is “a prayer for the Creator?”

Answer: To pray for the Creator means to do everything with the purpose of giving Him the opportunity to be revealed within the creatures. This is what He wishes and the reason He created a single desire, i.e., the entire universe.
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From the Convention In Moscow, Day One 5/2/16, Lesson 3

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On The Spiritual Map of the World

laitman_254_03Question: Perhaps for the correct prayer we lack the desires of the lower ones?

Answer: Certainly. I stay in contact with all groups in the world. This is a broad geography covering practically all the territory of South and North America, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, European groups, and groups from Africa.

We have to be in contact with one another because the lack of the outer desire relative to every ten limits it and it does not feel the ability to advance further.

I purposefully try to be in some connection with everyone as much as my time allows me. After all, I don’t have more time than anyone else does, but I try to absorb desires, sufferings, and the doubts of the groups.

I do not attempt to enter someone’s private life. It does not give anything. In spirituality, one can sense only the common state of the group, its common opinion, and its aspirations. This is what becomes inscribed on the spiritual map!

However, if it is not a group, not an assembly of at least a few people, I am not interested in them even if they are some great individuals. I do not become included in them because their desires do not exist in the spiritual world.
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day One, Lesson 3, 5/2/16

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How Can I Reveal The Creator?

laitman_628_2Question: Why hasn’t the Creator revealed Himself in such a long time?

Answer: We exist in a clear physical world! If you wish to attain the Creator, you have to be in the desire to reveal the property of bestowal and love!

If you have such a desire, it means you are obliged to love and bestow. To love means to take others’ desires and fulfill them.

Do you have such a desire? No. So it means you have nothing with which you can reveal the Creator!

The Creator is not hiding. Our nature is such that everything is revealed according to the law of similarity of properties. I cannot hear with my eyes, but I hear with my ears because the waves are different for vision and hearing. It is the same with the Creator. If I do not have an organ that can sense Him, it means I do not sense Him! He is here, but I do not sense Him!

You have to create a new sense organ within yourself. This is what we are doing. This is why we are called Kabbalists, which comes from the word “Lekabel = to receive.” We wish to receive a sensation of the phenomenon that exists around us. It is the force that governs and fulfills the entire Universe, all of nature!

Then we will find out the purpose for our existence, what happens to us every moment of life, what was, what is, and what will be. After all, everything is inherent in this force!
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day Two, Lesson 5, 5/3/16

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From The Physical World To The Spiritual

Laitman_524_01When I begin working with the group I gradually encounter all kinds of problems. This is how the Creator reveals the area of work for me so I will resolve all problems that come up, cover them with bridges of love, and create conditions for His revelation within the group.

So I tie myself with the other group members, as the ten Sefirot, and provide a place for the Creator’s revelation between us.

Therefore, we constantly have to remind one another about this. After all, the Creator constantly resets us in our earthly philistinism, and we have to rise from it toward the spiritual tuning, to the correct view of the situation.

This is our constant work. We rise to the new spiritual state from the earthly, confusing world that the Creator makes for us on purpose.
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From the Moscow Convention, Lesson 4, 5/3/16

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The Remedy For Slander

laitman_571_06Question: At what point does slander appear? How can I not miss this point in order to avoid entering it?

Answer: Slander comes from the sensation of one’s pride. If you say only good things about everybody you won’t be able to elevate yourself. The need to rise above others forces a person to slander others.

As a general rule, we have to try to talk only with the Creator.
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Congress in Moscow, Lesson 4, 5/3/16

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