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Canadian Anti-Semites

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In the News (JTA): “Canada’s largest private sector labor union adopted a motion in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, or BDS.”

Question: The question is what Canadian trade unions have to do with this?

Answer: First, in Canada a huge part of the population is anti-Semitic. They are former immigrants from the Ukraine and France. A particularly strong anti-Semitic part is Quebec of French Canada. For many years it has been anti-Semitic, anti-American, and anti-Canadian, against English-speaking Canada.

Now they are actively opening their doors to Arab immigrants. By this they are creating a very unpleasant future for themselves: Canada will gradually turn into an Arab region.

The vast territory of Canada is home to only thirty million people, so the immigrants from Arab countries, Maghreb, etc., will happily settle there. All the more so, the immigrants from Africa will be drawn there.

So an unenviable future awaits Canada. Once it was a very attractive, decent country, especially for Jews. But it is all over now.

This, of course, was destined to end; everything ends for Jews because they have to fulfill their historic mission, and they are not. Therefore, they will not have a good life in any country, including the United States, Canada, and other states. They will gradually feel very serious pressures and troubles until they stop hating Kabbalah and realize that it is their salvation.

Question: Do you think that all the exits for Jews will practically close?

Answer: Absolutely all of them. Hatred of Israel on the part of all countries of the world will be enormous. We will try to keep up Israel so that it does not crumble and does not cease to exist, although it is also possible.

If we do not represent Israel as the source of the correction of humanity, there will be no meaning in its existence, and it will cease. And it will naturally be filled with neighboring peoples. It is not a problem.

Question: Don’t you think that Jews will still understand their mission and will begin to move toward it?

Answer: I do not see it yet. There is still some time left; we continue working on this, but it is possible that everything will turn out in a different way.

I will not tire of talking about this because there is no other way out. I am obliged to spread the science of correction among the masses all over the world through Jews. As far as possible, I will bring this to the point that I will be allowed to reach. But in principle, our situation is deteriorating from day to day because the Jewish people are still resisting the realization of their historic mission.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/11/17

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Resistance To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah, Part 2

Laitman_060.01The wisdom of Kabbalah and Kabbalists have undergone special development throughout history because the desire to enjoy needs to grow and thus show that material progress is useless.

And every time, the wisdom of Kabbalah must adjust itself to coincide with those people in whom it is revealed, that is, with the people of Israel, the group founded by Abraham.

We see that the wisdom of Kabbalah was available for use by all people only for a limited time when it was revealed inside the people of Israel in the time of Moses. And this was accompanied by numerous arguments, clarifications, and wars within people.

Then, after entering the land of Israel—when Moses left the people and his pressure disappeared—the people of Israel began to descend from their spiritual height. At that time, religion and rules of behavior in the material world emerged, which copied spiritual Kabbalistic laws in matter. People began to create “idols” and “holy things” for themselves.

People went more and more into material traditions, and as it went, the wisdom of Kabbalah came out of it and disappeared. After the destruction of the Second Temple when people fell out of brotherly love into unfounded hatred, Kabbalah completely went into hiding.

One must understand that no one teaches love for one’s neighbor except the wisdom of Kabbalah. Although the principle “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the main rule of the Torah, the Torah itself—which is the wisdom of Kabbalah and the wisdom of Light—no longer exists in the people of Israel. It turned out that the people are in exile from the method of love and unity. The understanding of what the upper force is—the people of Israel, and their mission and development goal—has vanished.

Today, we are already in the very end of days of the genuine exile and on the verge of liberation. In each generation, Kabbalists were revealed that were suitable for that time or for the next generation. We need to understand that the actions of Kabbalists and resistance against them is a consequence of development.

Cruel forces rose against the wisdom of Kabbalah. But, there was a division between religious people. On one hand, there were Hasidim and, on the other, their opponents the Mitnagdim, and many other branches and movements. Kabbalists were also divided into those who were more concerned with the right line or the left, according to man’s nature.

Before the time of the Ari, Kabbalists followed the school of Ramak. Then, Ari’s method was popularized. The next important stage in the development of Kabbalah began with Baal HaSulam because there is a big difference between what was before and after him. Then, Rabash (Rav Baruch Ashlag) developed Kabbalah further. Baal HaSulam and Rabash prepared the method of Kabbalah for our generation.

Each time Kabbalah’s method improved and consequently, its opponents rose, rebelling against the new method, the “new Torah,” and the “new religion.” After all, people do not understand what Kabbalists’ actions are based on. It is very important to learn what claims are raised against Kabbalah to understand what to resist and how to turn these supposedly evil forces into good and useful ones. All this should help us realize the general process by which the Creator leads the created beings to bring their desire to complete correction.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/24/17, Lesson on the Topic: “The Resistance to Kabbalah”

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The Reason For Anti-Semitism’s Growth

400Question: Anti-Semitic speeches, statements and actions are spreading in America. Jewish cemeteries are vandalized in Philadelphia and St. Louis. There is an increase of anti-Semitism among university students. Why is there so much pressure on Jews?

Answer: Jews are carriers of the method that will correct the world and bring humanity to one single entity: an integral and global small village. And this exterior form of humanity demands internal cohesion of all into one single whole, into a single system.

One system cannot work with such great egoism that has developed in humanity. We reached its critical point and came to a crisis where a person cannot get along, not only with children, the family, and all the others, but even with himself. Of course, this does not apply to all people because everyone is on a different level, but, in general, this is so.

When we think about how to proceed further, we begin to connect with each other by creating common markets and various alliances between countries.

This makes things even worse for us because we reveal how much we are unable to connect. When we sign an agreement, it is already not valid on the second day because we see that we are still torn in different directions. A man marries, but not for a long time. He creates a family, but also for a short time. Children cannot communicate with each other or with their parents.

Egoism led us to such a state where we are distant from each other; everyone wants to put themselves in a “cocoon,” communicate with others on the phone or via the Internet. We want to estrange ourselves even more, to be isolated from each other. And here the problem arises: how do we become one single entity, because nature is pushing us toward it?

There is an antagonism between the inner human nature, which separates us from each other, and the exterior nature (inanimate, plant, animal, and human) that has to gradually unite us into one single community so that we harmoniously complement each other and  do not destroy each other, as it happens today.

This state should be allowed. It can only be done by man as the highest in the biological chain.

How can we solve everything? There is a program in humanity that can help evoke the supreme power of connection, love, and unity. It can perform such an operation on us and lead everyone to unity. We are even unable to understand how this can be done.

And the upper power is able to do this. This force is called the upper force because it is above our egoistic nature and comprises all of nature within itself.

The method of attracting the higher force has been in the hands of Jews for many thousands of years. However, except for Kabbalists, they do not know about it. Although there are a small number of Kabbalists among them, they are the carriers of this knowledge and are ready to share it with everyone because this is what determines our future.

In any case, we will have to fulfill our mission. There is no other way, we have to unite. That is why we now have a question before us: can we do this?

There is a certain feeling that Jews are to blame for what is happening in the world: They have all the wealth, they are pioneers of “high-tech” and other things, they rob humanity, and moreover, they know how to harm everyone. This underlying, subconscious feeling, even certainty, exists among all nations to a greater or lesser degree. They compose legends and speculations on this topic. From Kabbalah’s point of view, purely a Jewish knowledge, they are absolutely right, because they instinctively perceive it this way.

Question: Does it mean that terrible blood libel are their feelings?

Answer: Yes, they express their feelings in such a way. But there are grounds for this. Of course, there are no conspiracie because the Jews themselves do not know what is happening to them, but, in general, the basis of the other nations’ feelings is purely spiritual.

Therefore, the hatred of the nations of the world is justified. And there can be only one way out for the Jews, which is to recognize the task that confronts them and to begin to implement it.

Question: Now you have described the way of the upper force, which is to force the Jews to fulfill their task through anti-Semites. But probably there is also a straight path, direct path for the Jews, without anti-Semites?

Answer: The upper force offers this way through Kabbalists. Kabbalists do everything in their power to explain it. But no one hears them.

Question: So, there are two options: through Kabbalists or through anti-Semites?

Answer: Or the common way. I hope for the middle way: anti-Semites will pressure Jews so that Jews will be very frightened and will want to hear what the Kabbalists tell them. Let’s hope for this option.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/1/17

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Abraham’s Discovery

laitman_740.01The Creator is the quality of bestowal and love. He is absolute. And only in this way does He manifest to us. In order to be revealed to His creatures and to make them similar to Him, He created them opposite to His nature, as it is written: “I created the evil inclination.”

However, although He created us as evil creatures that become more and more egoistic every day, at the same time, He gave us an instrument for correction. The only problem is that all this happens gradually according to the laws of nature.

Nature develops according to the laws of inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human organisms. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, a person differs from an animal not by walking on two legs with an uplifted head (after all, an ostrich also walks on two legs) and not by the ability to think. He has an aspiration toward the purpose of life that distinguishes him from animals.

This is a clear desire to know the purpose of life, the question about its meaning: “Why and for what do I live? What is defined in nature as the purpose of my creation and existence?” These questions really worry some people. However, while they ask these questions, they do not know how to answer them.

The first person who attempted to answer this question 5,777 years ago was a man called Adam, who through his thoughts, feelings, inner aspirations, and deep scrutiny penetrated the secrets of the universe and wrote a small book about it called The Secret Angel, which has survived until our time.

Thanks to this discovery and work on himself, he began to correctly use the forces of nature for his development and he was called Adam. “Adam” from the word “Domeh” (like) the Creator.

Many people in different generations after Adam used his method. It went through 20 generations of his disciples and then reached Abraham, who lived in Ancient Babylon and at first was a preacher of the not-quite-correct approach to nature. He believed that spirituality is divided into many gods that should be worshipped.

However, later he discovered that all these many opposite forces of nature that act independently and even have some positive and negative interactions between them, like various ancient Greek gods, in fact, come from one single mind and force.

This mind we must explore, reveal, and approach, and then a person will know and understand what the meaning of life is. Abraham believed that otherwise all the centuries that had passed since Adam were unremarkable and useless.

In principle, we explore different forces that really do exist. However, they do not have a common base (source) and it is necessary to reveal it. This is what Abraham did.

He discovered the unified force of nature above its other disparate forces, which at that time all the people worshipped, including himself until he discovered this single force.

When he explored it, it turned out that it is absolutely good and unified. This is exactly what Abraham started to explain to the Babylonians.

It seems to us that there is no difference between polytheism and monotheism. However, monotheism means not worshipping one force, but becoming similar to it. The fact is that when a person, in fulfilling his destiny, strives to become like it, at the same time, he changes himself, his behaviour, his view of life, and builds social relations in accordance.

By changing himself, he changes the world, society, and his family. He creates everything according to one single pattern that he receives from above by attaining, explaining, embracing, and exploring the upper force.

In principle, this is what Abraham did. He tried to explain everything to his students and they followed his path. Thus, a group of people was organized called the people of Israel, from the word “Isra-El” (Isra – straight, El – the Creator), who were directed straight to the Creator. In other words, this is a group that is directed to the exploration of the good, unified force—the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/4/17

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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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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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Yom Kippur (Judgement Day)

laitman_288.2Yom Kippur is the day of judgement. Who judges? Who is being judged? What does a person need to do on this day? What will happen if a person does everything correctly?

On Judgement Day, a person judges himself, rising above personal egoism and revealing the world as a unified system. It is not by chance that the Jewish people were always criticized for cosmopolitanism—even though all boundaries are arbitrary, our innate, inner core has always made us strangers among them.

Today, when the world desperately needs unity, the Jewish nation is shattered into pieces. However, other nations cannot lie to us—they instinctively, even without their own awareness, demand us to take on the responsibility for the mission of unification, to melt all hearts into one heart.

In this is the essence of our Judgement Day.
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“And The Lord Will Bring You Back To Egypt In Ships”

Laitman_161Torah, Deuteronomy 28:68: And the Lord will bring you back to Egypt in ships, through the way about which I had said to you, You will never see it again. And there, you will seek to be sold to your enemies for slaves and handmaids, but there will be no buyer.

None of the nations will want you to live within their borders. The fact is that the desires that are subject to correction, in which the point in the heart arises, cannot exist inside egoistic desires.

They will be pushed out by the law of equivalence of form, and therefore the Jews will be completely isolated from others. And where will they be? Speaking from the geographical point of view, it is simply not clear where and how they will live because the only place for them is the land of Israel.

On the other hand, in order to choose the path of correction, a person must have freewill. This is a problem. I personally hope that there will be another round such as the one in the days of Tsarist Russia when the first Jewish societies that returned to Palestine were born.

Comment: But then the Jews were running away from pogroms.

My Response: Perhaps such circumstances will arise once again when they will be forced to leave the countries of exile. But this time there will be a basis prepared for them, a reason to return here. We are preparing this basis.

Question: It is written: “And the Lord will bring you back to Egypt in ships.” What does this mean?

Answer: To return to Egypt means to return to your egoism. If you are running away to some place, it is considered that you are running away by sea. There is no other way out of Israel, only by sea. All of this is explained in the Torah.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/28/16

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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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Hebron Is Not Yours

Laitman_022In the News (U.S. News): The U.N. cultural agency has declared the old city in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site—a decision that has outraged Israeli officials who say the move negates the deep Jewish ties to the ancient shrine.”

My Comment: So they say and let them talk. We shouldn’t express our discontent or do anything about it. Everyone knows what the Jewish origin is, but for them it is important to annul it. Thus, they make several decisions and write new books in which they tell everything differently and rewrite history.

Question: Do you believe that our logical explanations and the proof we have will never be enough for the UN, UNESCO, or the world?

Answer: Never! We shouldn’t even make any such efforts. We don’t understand how and why this happens and how to prevent it. We have to practically show the whole world who we really are by fulfilling the plan of the creation through us. This is what we have to do. Then the hatred and all the bad accounts with us will disappear. People will come and ask to help us lead the world to connection, friendship, love, and the revelation of the Creator in the general state of unity.

The Creator is the greatest physical, moral, and psychological force of nature. It is energy that surrounds us, operates on us, and impacts us. But we don’t reveal Him; on the contrary, we actually conceal Him.

Imagine that the world is in the middle, the Jews are around it, and the Creator is on a higher level than the Jews. And we don’t allow the whole world a way out to Him. What should the world do? By operating in the opposite direction from the direction we should, by concealing the Creator from the world, we naturally invoke such a reaction from them.

This is the reason UNESCO vote the way they do, the way they want to, and everyone in the world agrees with them and with their campaign against us here in Israel. If we continue to behave this way, everyone will turn their backs on us.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/28/17

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