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Fate Of The High Souls

laitman_938_01Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Building the Future Society”: There is an allegory about friends who were lost in the desert, hungry and thirsty. One of them had found a settlement filled abundantly with every delight. He remembered his poor brothers, but he had already drawn far off from them and did not know their place. What did he do? He began to shout out loud and blow the horn; perhaps his poor hungry friends would hear his voice, approach and come to that abundant settlement filled with every delight.

Question: How do we build such a path so people will feel that it leads to this “settlement filled with every delight”?

Answer: This transition is very difficult and far from popular. The fact is that not many people can move to the new state with their mind, powers, thoughts, and spiritual work.

“With their mind” means with the help of study and practical application of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Only a small fraction of people can do this. All the others will come to the same state precisely because of the influence of the group. The masses won’t have a choice; they will feel miserable, useless, and jobless.

And their suffering will become more internal rather than external. If once a person had no clothes and food, today he doesn’t have internal fulfillment, and this is much worse than hunger or cold. We see how people suffer from depression.

Therefore, the most important thing for us is to assemble a group of people that really can master the new stage of development, and then they will be able to pull the rest of humanity after them.

Comment: It is written that he “began to shout out loud and blow the horn; perhaps his poor hungry friends would hear his voice.”

My Comment: It doesn’t mean that he addressed the broad masses; they can’t hear the spiritual appeal.

They will be able to hear his cry if they feel miserable and hungry; otherwise, they will continue to play with their “toys,” especially since governments are interested in filling their lives with them.

Therefore, the spiritual appeal is directed to a few, and the rest will browse the Internet filled with entertainment and services created especially for them. It is possible to control the masses through the Internet without problems. They will give them free computers, only to keep everyone in an inter-tension.

Question: Is it only in order for them to not feel hunger and start to shout?

Answer: They won’t be able to. After all, the manifestation of hunger for the next state, for the meaning of life, is a fate of the high souls.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/15/17

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An Appeal To Readers

laitman_531_01There has recently been a flood of Russian-speaking religious people on my Facebook page.

These readers come with two complaints:

1. That what I teach is my system and has no connection to the wisdom of Kabbalah or Judaism

Answer: Everything that I teach is taken from the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash as well as from the Kabbalists of all times. They should study the wisdom of Kabbalah and then make their case with specifically what things they think I am saying of my own.

2. Why do you appeal to non-Jews?

Answer: This is because we are in the generation of the Messiah about whom it is said, “And all the nations shall stream to it” (Isaiah 2:2), and “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7) and similar things.

I am asking you to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and then disagree about things. Or not to say anything initially if it is not your area. Please refrain from pointlessly arguing with my words! Thank you.
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Why Doesn’t Humanity Know Anything About Kabbalah?

laitman_251Question: Kabbalah is a method of how to properly communicate between people. Humanity has been developing for thousands of years. Why doesn’t humanity know anything about this method at the beginning of the 21st century?

Answer: This has nothing to do with a person’s intelligence, but depends on whether the need to discover the reason for his existence, the question of what he is living for, has emerged in him. If he has a need for that, he arrives at the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: But why doesn’t a person know that? We have discovered so many things in our world, we have invented so many technological innovations, but we do not have any basic knowledge about the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Answer: A person does not need to know what he is not supposed to know yet. Therefore, Kabbalah was not revealed to the people until the 20th century, except to individual Kabbalists.

Even today, many people have no need to know about it yet. Only those who want to will be able to reach the wisdom of Kabbalah. The next intermediate phase will be when everyone aspires for Kabbalistic knowledge.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

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Do You Help People Find Out About The Wisdom Of Kabbalah?

laitman_565_01.jpgQuestion: I have been studying the wisdom of Kabbalah for three years. I often feel guilty about not being able to talk about the wisdom of Kabbalah with those people who are trying to find themselves. How can I do this, how can I help them?

Answer: Give them a book as a gift or invite them to a lecture, but no more than this. Don’t force a person. If it interests him, he will find out about everything.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Kabbalists And Group Organizers

laitman_947Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a person how to gather people into a group, into a community. What is the difference between real Kabbalists and ordinary people who organize groups and communities?

Answer: Kabbalists are able to assemble a community so that it will become a good community that everyone needs, in which people will want to be connected to each other and stay connected in every situation in life.

They teach the laws of nature in which we exist.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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Why Are You Scaring Us?

laitman_547_05Question from Facebook: Why do you keep scaring us in your posts all the time? You keep saying that humanity is like a little rabbit hiding and shaking under a bush.

Answer: Of course! This is what I see people behaving like! On the one hand, they try to harm each other, and on the other, they are afraid to be treated in the same manner. This is how our whole life is managed.

If we don’t change, of course it will be bad!

I “frighten” people in order to warn them in advance of the sufferings, so they could avoid suffering. It is just as we say to a child: “You shouldn’t do that, you will fall, you will get hurt, and it will be painful.”

My intentions are very good, but what can I do if people think that I am just saying that? It is just like parents who want to protect a child from trouble, but cannot avoid what will happen! I will try to be gentler.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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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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