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While It Is Not Too Late

laitman_293We are facing a task of double complexity. First, we must convince the people of Israel that we need to achieve unity, even though they are opposed to correction and unification.

Apart from this, it is also necessary that people understand that unification is only possible through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and the Reforming Light that is attracted by this study. That is, the problem is to convince them to accept both the goal and the means.

The goal is that “All Israel are friends,” in other words, the complete unification of the people within which the Creator will be revealed. Not only is it necessary to achieve love between us, but also through the wisdom of Kabbalah, and this is even more repelling. However, we need to understand that our unity is an absolute necessity if we want to avoid extermination.

Remark: When the situation becomes threatening, then the people of Israel will rise as one man and unite.

My Comment: Then it will be too late! Why didn’t the Jews escape this way during Hitler’s time? Today the fire can flare up instantly, as if on dry chips. Back then Hitler’s plans were implemented over several years. Laws against the Jews began to emerge about ten years before concentration camps appeared.

The situation was getting worse gradually, but no one rose to protest. The world turns a deaf ear and heart to what is happening to the Jews. This deafness comes from nature, from the side of the Creator in order to oblige the Jews to fulfill their mission. The Creator does not consider animate bodies and egoistic desires; the most important thing for Him is the desire to bestow that is called a soul.

However, we can avoid blows through awareness and understanding in order not to receive them physically. It is written that “Everything will be clarified in the thought.” If we are aware of our mission, then this is enough and we will no longer need suffering. A clever child understands everything through one glance of a parent and there is no need to shout at him and, all the more, to beat him.

Therefore, it is worthwhile even now to think where the blows come to us from and their cause. Who controls this world and sends us these sufferings? If the people want to sort out this question and listen to the opinion of the Kabbalists who wrote about this at all times, then they have an opportunity to reveal the truth.

We all witnessed the conflict that erupted around the metal detectors installed by Israeli security services on the Temple Mount, which eventually had to be removed. However, in fact, they were not at all important to Arabs, for them this was just a reason to protest.

Look how they united around this trifling reason and inflated a big flame from it. However, we have nothing to say, after all, we passed them the reigns of control of the entire universe. We give the Arabs the right to control the world by our disunity.

If we continue in this way, it will become worse. The UN, UNESCO, and various commissions will start issuing anti-Israeli decrees one after another. First, they will tell us to leave the Temple Mount, then Jerusalem, and then the land of Israel. We will have nowhere to go, nobody will accept us, just like it once was in Germany. After all, we have not learned from the past mistakes.

The entire universe is one spiritual system and the people of Israel can only affect its head. It is not without reason that Israel is called “My head” (Li-Rosh). If we start to perceive current affairs correctly and influence them wherever we can, then we will be able to change reality.

This is the only way to correct the situation. We rely on our missiles, weapons, and strong army, but this will not help. It may happen that with all our military power, arsenal of rockets, and atomic bombs, we will not be allowed to take a single shot from the smallest pistol. Therefore, we must explain to the people that we do not have any other way to save ourselves from this dangerous situation, except for unity.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/17, Lesson on the Topic: “On the Merit of the Study of Kabbalah, Israel Will Come Out of Exile”

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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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If There Is No Method Of Correction—There Are No Jews

Laitman_006Question: According to the science of Kabbalah, who owns the Temple Mount and the Cave of Machpelah?

Answer: They belong to the Jewish people when they are united. However, today the Arabs are more united than we are. What kind of correction is possible when people are separated?

The unification of people is possible only through the methodology of the wisdom of Kabbalah; only it can unite everybody. The people are even proud that they have so many different movements and factions: Hassidim and “Mitnagdim,” Ashkenazi and Sephardi, Orthodox Jews and “the knitted kippahs” of various types, plus a further division into “Germans,” “Moroccans,” “Romanians,” and “Russians.”

This just indicates that we do not perceive everyone as brothers, but only as comrades in distress during difficult times. We are like nuts in a bag that are forced to be together because the external pressure keeps them in one bag.

Therefore, such commotions happen on the Temple Mount. I see the forces of nature behind all the characters acting there. But nature is in our hands and we create all the current events with our own hands. Therefore, we cannot expect something different, because obviously nothing has improved within us from yesterday until today.

Does anyone else beside our organization talk about love and unity among the people of Israel? Everyone laughs at us when we try to spread this idea of unity through radio and newspapers.

They agree to publish our articles only for a lot of money because we talk about love and who needs it? Yet, if we wrote about hatred and squabbles between opposite sides they would be happy to publish this for free.

There is no point in waiting for a good life in this situation. It is written that all the problems stem from the destruction of Jerusalem. Due to the fact that there is more and more destruction among us, the Arabs are gaining strength. One is against the other, when we lack unity, they rise. They only become stronger due to our separation. The main thing is not material actions, but our lack of connection.

The most terrible thing is that the people of Israel themselves begin to agree with the nations of the world that we do not have the right to the Temple Mount and to the land of Israel. If we continue this way, eventually we will be told that we do not have the right to exist on the Earth at all, as Hitler said. Initially he wanted to expel the Jews from Germany, but then he decided to exterminate them on the spot.

If we do not realize our mission of correcting the world, then it turns out that we do not need to be on this Earth. The Jewish people are the conductors of the method of correction. However, if we do not use it, if there is no method of correction in the world, then there are no Jews. This probably is the next stage and the entire world will agree to this, as it already happened during Hitler’s times.

Nobody wants to talk about it now, but in fact, then everyone agreed with his policies. No one protested against the extermination of the Jews. There were only a few extraordinary individuals, the righteous of the nations of the world, who helped the Jews, risking their own lives. However, there were only a few of them.

It is possible that the same thing will happen today, everyone will agree that the Jews do not have a place on this earth. After all, the people of Israel exist exactly in order to implement the method of correction, especially at a time when they are already able and obliged to do this according to the upper program.
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The Temple Mount: Rejoice Or Cry

Laitman_421.01Question: On the Temple Mount, they dismantled all the security measures; in other words, the entrance is more or less free. It is possible to say that Israel surrendered to the pressure of the Arab world and Europe? Should one be happy or cry?

Answer: This is a very great failure of our security forces, who could not correctly calculate the power of the Arabs or the power of the government, which didn’t take into account that the issue of the Al-Aqsa Mosque could provoke such a storm all over the world.

From year to year, the Jews have simply become more and more obtuse, apparently unwise, whereas the Arabs have become more and more wise. They can be influential through all the international organizations that they have entered and can reach agreements between them. They are no longer the same Arab nations they once were. Today, they have international Internet connections, both in the press and through the television company Al-Jazeera.

In fact, we have no friends and supporters, while there are necessary supporters among them because they have the power. Therefore, our future is gloomy and vague.

It is up to us to draw the following conclusions: it is not necessary to carry out extreme actions if we don’t know for sure to what these actions will lead. It is preferable to sit quietly and understand how it is possible to gather power like this that can correctly convince the world of our justice.

Question: Can we truly win?

Answer: Yes, if we succeed in convincing ourselves and the world that we are right. In the meantime, we cannot do this today.

Question: How is it possible to do this?

Answer: It would be only if we prove to the entire world that we have the ability to give the world a method to get rid of evil. That is all. The world doesn’t need anything else.

Question: What are you calling “evil?”

Answer: Evil is the tremendous human egoism. If we can show the entire world that we have a method for getting rid of it, and as a result of this we get rid of all the problems, conflicts, hatred, and rejection, then the world will begin to agree with us.

But, we need to show this by means of personal example! We are a “broken” nation, the most separated, and egoistic. If we look at ourselves, for example, how effective our method is with us, within a small group of the population in a small nation, then nature will arrange things such that the world will have no choice but to pay attention, hear, and agree with us. Only in this way can we be saved from all the problems!

Question: Will the world see that there is a corner of the Garden of Eden [paradise] in which they are living in friendship and love, and will also want to live like this?

Answer: The world will be compelled to see this because they are looking at us all the time. It is only that, in the meantime, they are not seeing anything good. If we show them that we have a method for the correction of all of humanity, then everyone will see.

Comment: And then there will be no need to close the Temple Mount.

Answer: There will be no need to close anything. Everything will get along by itself.

Question: What is possible to do so that we will believe this?

Answer: It is not necessary to believe. It is simply necessary to do because there is nothing bad in this. It is written in our sources. It is simply necessary to agree with it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/27/17

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Trump And Salvation Of America

400Comment: President Trump could not abolish the health insurance law. People say that this is a start of his chain of failures.

My Comment: As they say, one person in the battlefield is not a warrior. If all the former presidential forces are against Trump, I do not know if he will be able to cope with them.

Although he is driven by great intentions, he is afraid to even mention that he would like to establish good relations with Russia, or seriously cut off the massive support of NATO because so much money is spent on it! Let Europe take care of themselves, but they do not want to spend money on NATO. Why should Americans always keep their “umbrella” there?

The problem is that Trump does not get any support. Americans are mired in their internal political squabble, and nothing more. Nobody takes into account what is good for the US and for the world. They are only interested in what is good for their limited political interests. That is why, of course, his position is unfortunate and the future is unclear.

Question: What would you advise him as a Kabbalist?

Answer: I would advise him to gather all American Jews and say: “Do you want to make things worse for yourselves? Do not think that things will get better for you; they will get worse if I disappear. Let’s work together to solve this problem.”

The salvation of America and the world is only in Jews uniting. And Trump has the key to it. There are still some Jews who are for him, although there are not many of them. And the bulk of them, as usual, are against him, because Jews are the greatest anti-Semites.

I really hope that it would be possible to do this—if he agreed and understood what to say to them and how to support them. The key to everything is in Jews uniting. And Trump has such an opportunity. I’m ready to help him.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/27/17

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Rights To The Temple Mount

3Question: There was a very tense situation last week in Israel, especially in Jerusalem in connection with the Temple Mount. Do you see this situation moving toward a positive resolution or will it end catastrophically?

Answer: Naturally, in the end, all will be well, but by which route are we going to come to this happy ending: by the route of suffering or without it? It all depends on the nation of Israel. Unfortunately, judging by the behavior of the entire nation in Israel and abroad, there are no signs that the process is going along the positive route.

We are trying to broadly disseminate the methodology of correction and calling on the nation of Israel to use this resource to bring correction to the entire world. But if the nation does not awaken to this call, then the correction will not go according to the way of the light but rather by the way of suffering. And unfortunately that is what is happening now. That is why we see the unrest on the Temple Mount and police involvement.

Day after day, a very complex ideological war is being waged and the entire world is ready to accept the infamous lie that neither the Temple Mount nor the caves with the graves of our patriarchs in Hebron belong to the Jewish people. If not, then who do they belong to? But the truth is not important to anyone—what is important is what benefits egoism in any given moment.

It seems as though the nation of Israel does not want to accept the truth and acknowledge its responsibility to work toward bestowal and to teach it to the entire world, bringing the entire world to correction. It resists its mission, thinking that the truth lies in following the Torah and the commandments in a material form or maybe in not following anything at all. Accordingly, all this results in our condition becoming increasingly worse from day to day.

And it will continue to get worse and worse until we finally understand that we must correct ourselves first and then the entire world, as the head and the body. Because Israel is called “the head is mine” (Li Rosh) and all the rest of the nations of the world are the body of the collective soul, then all will eventually unite in one corrected humanity, working for bestowal in collective unity.

In the worst case scenario, terrible misfortune awaits us. Baal HaSulam warned us that we may be exiled from this land again if we are not able to turn it into the genuine “Land of Israel” (rather than bringing with us the same state of exile in which we existed among the nations of the world). Even now, we continue to peddle their culture and their relationship to life.

Based on this, it seems that we do not have the right to exist on this land because we are no different than anyone else. In fact, quite the opposite: it is as if we “desecrate” this holy place with our existence.

We do not have the right to rise to the spiritual “Temple Mount” because that can only happen when we are all united and in adhesion with the Creator. And this is why we see that the nations of the world do not permit us to enter the material Temple Mount because the material world is a projection of the spiritual world.

Until the time when we correct ourselves—even to a minimal degree—to resemble the Temple Mount and the temple, which represent our unity, we will continue to see in the external, material world all kinds of conflict and problems.

And the entire world will agree with the Arabs that neither the Torah nor the Temple Mount nor Jerusalem and not even Tel Aviv and the entire land of Israel belong to us.

It is not in vain that they call themselves Palestinians and not Arabs; they want to present themselves as an ostensibly ancient nation that was always on this land. And the entire world will believe them. And we have no one to blame for this because we ourselves created the condition in which Arabs rise and we fall. We create this situation with our own hands.
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From the 3d part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/17, Lesson on the Topic: “On the Merit of the Study of Kabbalah, Israel Will Come Out of Exile”

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Distance In Spirituality

laitman_249.03Question: What is distance according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Distance in spirituality is the difference in attributes between two spiritual objects. If I compare myself to someone’s attributes and resemble him, I get closer to him. But if our mutual attribute has somehow changed, I draw further away from him. It is as if we are in outer space.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17

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The Jewish Calendar

laitman_628_2Religions, ideas, regulations about holidays, the creation of calendar, etc.all this comes from the people of Israel that once left Babylon.

The Jewish calendar that has been in existence nearly 6,000 years never fails because it is based on the rotation of the sun, moon, and earth. Therefore, the date of any holiday can be defined thousands of years in advance.

It is a very complex calendar because every fourth year is a leap year, every seventh year a Shmita (Sabbatical year), every 49th or 50th year a Yovel (Jubilee), and so on. Its calculations are tied both to the sun and to the moon. Its calculations are tied both to the sun and to the moon.

The Christian calendar is based solely on the rotation of the sun, the Islamic on the rotation of the moon, so their dates are different. The Jewish calendar, however, is based on the middle line,between the moon and the sun, and therefore is unchanged.

There is a highly precise calendar compiled as far back as the 4th century BC for the next 2,000 years of exile. It indicates the angular degrees, minutes, and seconds. It can currently be found on the Internet.

The need for such a calendar was based on the fact that Jews needed to know when to bless a month, a Sabbath, and so on. Therefore, they unerringly determined which day of the week would come, suppose, in 273 years, four months, and a certain number of days, the duration of day and night, the hours of sunrise and sunset, and so on.

They had a precise knowledge of the mechanics of the entire firmament. It is very interesting. When I first saw the book describing this calendar, I was amazed. It presents a variety of astronomical charts compiled 24 centuries ago.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/12/16

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New Life #643 – Centralization In The Israeli Economy

New Life #643 – Centralization In The Israeli Economy
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The wealthy are respected everywhere in the world and they have direct access to government officials. The wealthy have a very strong desire to swallow and control everything; otherwise, they wouldn’t be wealthy. Every person exploits others as much as possible; this is human nature, even that of the ordinary citizen.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #643 – Centralization In The Israeli Economy,” 11/5/15

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Good Relationships, Where To Start?

laitman_284_02Question from Facebook: Why do you think that all problems can be solved by uniting? The Knesset directs the state [Israel]. We should start with it.

Answer: There is no point talking to governments and leaders who only think about how to occupy a warm seat, hold on to it, and rise as high as possible, which is the absolute opposite of what we are calling for, the goal a person should advance toward.

It is better if we engage in spiritual matters and leave them to their businesses.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/30/17

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