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Innovation In The U.A.E: You Can Read At Work

laitman_527_07In the News (Arabian Business): “New legislation will grant employees dedicated time to read during working hours, obliges coffee shops to provide reading materials…

“The UAE [United Arab Emirates]on Monday issued the first law of its kind which aims to cement the importance of reading in the country.

“Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has issued the legislation saying that reading and knowledge are key for the progress of the UAE. …

“’Our objective is to prepare generations that work for a brighter future of the UAE,’ the President said in a statement. …

“Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, praised the newly passed law, and hailed it as an unprecedented cultural and legislative initiative. …

“’Our objective is to make reading a daily habit in our people, where relevant entities will be required to translate this law into reality,’ he said.”

My Comment: Advancements in the high-tech world and religion require reading and still support the generation’s interest in reading. But in the end, we gradually withdraw from egoistic development. Literature and music are measures of society’s egoistic development since they are created by pure egoism. I don’t think they will remain except for only a few individual groups, but nothing more.

But great musical works, especially operas and literary masterpieces, will remain because they express the depth of human emotions, even though they are egoistic. Classical novels describe a phase in human development and so they will remain part of our culture.

Question: What kind of literature do you think people will prefer to read in the next decades?

Answer: Only manuals for operating computer programs.

Question: So people will abandon romance novels?

Answer: They are already withdrawing from them. The decline in reading novels has already begun. The fact is, the gap between generations is great.

If we want to keep in touch with the young generation, older people will need to get closer to them and not expect the young to do so. When my grandson, for example, plays computer games, I try to play with him. And if I offer to read him a book, he refuses and says: “Grandpa leave me alone.” We have no choice; the older people should follow the young.

Question: What about literature that deals with the meaning of life. Will people still be attracted to it?

Answer: Yes, but it will also change. The meaning of life that the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about is above time so it should be presented to people in modern language.

If we take Rambam’s collection of philosophical writings for example, Ramhal’s dialogues, Rav Kook’s poetic writings, Baal HaSulam’s writings that are in a scientific style, or Rabash’s emotional writings, they are all very hard to perceive today.

Comment: You simplify the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash for us.

Answer: We can still read the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash, but the writings of Ramhal and the ARI cannot be understood by our generation.

The wisdom of Kabbalah will be rewritten in a lighter easier language in the future, but this will not be my lot.

It has to be done for the sake of humanity even now, and not only for those who are attracted to the goal of creation, but for all of humanity, so that they will understand what the great Kabbalists say about the upper system of nature, including the method and the science, and everyone should advance in this direction.

I hope that such talents will emerge among my students.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/2/16

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The World Needs Everyone

laitman_938_04Question: I don’t want to ask a question. I just want to say, live!. Live a long life. The world needs you. I need you very much. Thank you!

Answer: I am very glad, but you, too, especially those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah, need to become very important to the world. The world needs each of us. We must try to be a conductor of the upper knowledge for the entire world because each of us already has received a certain yearning for that.

Let’s develop it and together attain the goal.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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The Eras Of Two Messiahs

Dr. Michael LaitmanMashiach ben Yosef is a spiritual state that the great Kabbalist Ari introduced into the broken collective soul called “Adam after the sin,” which includes all of humanity.

By his corrections, the Ari brought it to a special state that prepared all the individual souls, parts of the collective soul of Adam, for the possibility of restoring the correct connection with the help of the Kabbalah method.

That is why starting from the Ari’s time (the 16th century) and on, it is permitted to study and use the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to connect human souls and build the Third Temple.

The humanity has to build a connection in which all the souls blend correctly: those that, together with Abraham, Moses, and Joshua, went through all the stages of descent, correction, and ascent to the First and the Second Temples, and those that left the system in ancient Babylon already.

In this way, when the intermixing of souls reached its correct result, each person acquired a possibility to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, correct himself, and engage in assembling the collective soul the same way one puts together a puzzle.

After the Ari, his great followers, Baal Shem Tov and his disciples, were in the same state. They did everything possible to correct the Jewish part of the humanity, or at least its part which was later called “Hasidism,” because the first degree that everyone has to attain is Hesed.

For this purpose it was necessary to rise above the ego so that not the ego rules over a person, but a person rules over the ego from the height he reached above it.

That is why there are two Messiahs. The first one is Messiah Ben Yosef (the degree of Yesod). His mission is to raise the humanity to the level of bestowal for the sake of bestowal, the property of Bina, the property of Hasidism. Yosef is the righteous (Tzadik) who doesn’t work with the egoistic properties and corrects only altruistic ones. With his help we attain not love, but the correct relationship with each other without mutual integration.

The second one is Messiah ben David (the degree of Malchut) who enables us to correct our most egoistic desires to reception for the sake of bestowal, that is, to attain love, adhesion with each other and with the Creator. We have to be in this state already. However, in order to fully reach it, there is still a lot to be done.
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From a TV program “The Secrets of the Eternal Book”, 9/14/16

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Don’t Wait For The Stick To Come To Happiness

Laitman_002Question: Are people today more inclined to kind of events that bring people together and promote advancing toward resembling the Creator? Or can we expect the Creator may send us the option to reach Him through the “stick” toward happiness? 

Answer: Humanity is in a precarious state. People understand that the future doesn’t hold anything good. Moreover, these problems are increasing in ecology, climate changes, etc, things that we suddenly cannot impact. In other words, we feel helpless in the face of the problems that we encounter. What can we do if instead of high temperatures in the 100’s, temperatures exceed 140 degrees?

Air conditioners will not help. Everything will fail.

We are gradually beginning to feel powerless before nature. In the past we believed that we would surely conquer it, but today we see the opposite is true.  We, in fact it, are its hostages. The question is: What we can do and can we influence it?

It turns out that we can, but only in a positive way. Not by doing whatever we want to, but only by behaving properly. By closing ourselves into integrated, correct, good relationships with each other, we become the highest part of nature, and from this level can influence it. But only on condition that we will behave properly.

This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us. The right thoughts and the right actions between people affect nature. Those who don’t want to understand that don’t have to, but then they will advance toward happiness by the stick.

Nature has a very simple way of affecting man through disasters, then a person immediately feels small, helpless and trembles with fear. And we all have the chance to feel that when nature forces us to start changing ourselves to bring us into balance.

Question: Can we explain to a person on the corporeal level that his positive thoughts can stop a storm, an epidemic, or a terrible heat wave?

Answer: Thought is the most powerful force in our world!

There is nothing we can do about it. We have already mentioned how scientists today are becoming increasingly more internal, penetrating the finest levels of nature.

We once reported the number of tons of steel or iron produced or that we placed a certain number of tanks on the borders. No one needs that now. The world has changed and has become more virtual. Wars are conducted by other means.  Life must also be different.

Our thoughts are the most serious force, and many governments already realize that. They have built whole systems to engage in that.

But we are talking about how humanity should correct the world. And this is possible only through the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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What Does Humanity Lack?

Laitman_004Question: What should one devote one’s attention to in 2017 from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Humanity lacks only one thing: finding a method for the right connection between us. Everything else exists and will always be in abundance.

Our task is to learn how to connect between us to transform our world into a pleasant and comfortable world for our bodies and prepared for the ascent of our souls. The method for doing this is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Can We Offer The Wisdom Of Kabbalah To Everyone?

laitman_254_03Question: Is it possible to offer the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone? Why do you teach and transmit this closed and hidden information to an enormous number of people on the Internet?

Answer: I act according to what was dictated to me by my teachers. I am a student of Rabash. Rav Baruch Ashlag was my teacher. I studied with him for 12 years and served as his personal assistant, his secretary. I must disseminate all of the knowledge that I acquired from him, and particularly from his father Baal HaSulam throughout the world without restriction to absolutely everyone! That is what is written in their sources and I am trying to do this to the best of my ability.

Without this dissemination, they write, the world will reach a very bad state. Therefore, we must reveal this wisdom at any cost. It is imperative for the world today because otherwise the world will go completely out of control.

Although the world sailed in an egoistic current for thousands of years, without the addition of a second, altruistic force, it can no longer be managed today because the world is becoming integral and closed and the two forces, positive and negative, are needed in a closed, integral system.

So, the wisdom of Kabbalah has become as relevant as all other knowledge.

Baal HaSulam writes in the “Preface to the book Panim Meirot uMasbirot: “…only through the expansion of the wisdom of Kabbalah in the masses will we obtain complete redemption…. Both the individual and the nation will not complete the aim for which they were created, except by attaining the internality of the Torah and its secrets….

Therefore, we must establish seminaries and compose books to hasten the distribution of the wisdom throughout the nation.”
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/2/16

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Transmitting Positive Thoughts

laitman_942Question: There are people who have come to an agreement to transmit positive thoughts around them for a particular period of time. Can this help the world?

Answer: Sitting, holding hands, sincerely looking at each other, and talking nicely is naive.

Only if we work in a group of ten precisely according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah, can we draw the positive force from nature. This is the way to have a positive influence on the environment.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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The Real Wisdom Of Kabbalah

laitman_214Question from Facebook: I don’t think it is necessary to promote Kabbalah. It isn’t a remedy for the common cold. Whoever is looking for it will find it by himself. Otherwise, the outcome will be like with Madonna who publicized to the world that she studies Kabbalah, but in fact remained…I will not say what.

Answer: First, she did not study the wisdom of Kabbalah. Taking a book, reading it or studying a little with someone is not studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.

We are undergoing a period in which the wisdom of Kabbalah will become increasingly more popular, we don’t know how popular it will become, but it will at least be heard. People will look for it and will try to discover and identify what the true wisdom of Kabbalah is from all the huge piles of garbage. The real wisdom of Kabbalah operates in a person in a very simple manner; it raises him above his egoistic nature. This is the whole wisdom of “Love thy friend as thyself.” This is the basic original law.

If we want to be in a state of mutual guarantee, “as one man in one heart,” people need to work on themselves in order to correctly implement the wisdom that speaks about one thing only: love thy friend is the great rule of the Torah. I hope that the coming year will help make things clear to people so that they can understand this point better.
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From a Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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What Is The Easy Way Of Correcting The World?

laitman_944Question: Is the Light that our world group can draw enough to correct the world, or must we keep expanding our group?

Answer: If we keep expanding our world group, we will be able to reach correction sooner, and the correction will be easier because conveying an intensive Light through a small group is a big problem.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/1

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Time To Bring Kabbalah To The Masses

laitman_254_03Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah has always been a science, an esoteric doctrine. You always say in your lectures that the time has come to bring the wisdom of Kabbalah to the masses. Specifically why is this so now?

Answer: For 1,500 years, the wisdom of Kabbalah was the lot of all the people of Israel, beginning from the period when Abraham began to disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah and popularized it in Babylon.

As Maimonides (Rambam) writes, he organized a large group of tens of thousands of people there and led them to the land of Israel. For 1,500 years, the people of Israel lived according to Kabbalistic laws and customs. Then they fell from this level because the wisdom of Kabbalah places difficult demands on people.

We try to climb up the spiritual ladder, but we ascend and descend, ascend and descend, on the way. Descent from the level of spiritual attainment is expressed by “going into exile” from the attainment of the spiritual world.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is not a religion but a system of knowledge about the inner structure of the world that manages our world.

For 2,000 years after the descent from the level of spiritual attainment they had been in, the people of Israel were completely disconnected from spirituality. Physical exile is the result of internal, spiritual exile.

In the 15th century, a giant Kabbalist appeared, the Ari, whom everyone recognized as a special force that was sent to our level. His student Chaim Vital wrote that beginning from this time, it had become possible to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and that everyone was obligated to study it because thanks to it, humanity would begin to ascend from the period of the Middle Ages and develop correctly.

The Baal Shem Tov was trying to do this when he began to be involved with the popularization of the wisdom of Kabbalah among the wider masses. There were very many opponents to this, which is what led to the separation between the Hasidic religious Jews who were going in his way and those who opposed him. Such a division has been felt to this very day.

The giant Kabbalist Rav Yehudah Ashlag, Baal HaSulam, appeared in the beginning of the 20th century. He wrote a commentary on The Book of Zohar and wrote a very serious work The Study of the Ten Sefirot, which consists of six volumes. In this way, a new push was given to the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah. All of the followers of the Ari, and there have been thousands, wrote that the time had come when it was necessary to publicize, disseminate, and teach the wisdom of Kabbalah to the masses.
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From a Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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