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What Does The Future Hold?

Laitman_512_02Question from Facebook: What you say is scary. There are those who say that pessimistic predictions invoke pessimistic thoughts in people. Is this how we shape our reality?

Answer: I am not trying to scare anyone. I am talking about what we should expect if we don’t actively participate in our evolutionary process that develops under the influence of the ego, and therefore, we have to do something.

We are leading ourselves to doom and destruction, from bad situations to even worse situations. Everyone can see what is happening in the world. I am not a prophet, I am simply pointing out the current situation because I have a remedy for the harmful actions that lead to harmful outcomes. Take this remedy from me and everyone will be better off.

But if we close our eyes and wait for what may come, we will reach a state in which the earth will no bear us anymore and society will annihilate itself.

Question: Wouldn’t people understand what is going on if you didn’t tell us what the future holds and what we should do? Must you tell people what is going to happen?

Answer: When I was a kid and went to school my parents told me: “You should be a good student, don’t be lazy. If you study well, you will be a great man, everyone will respect you, you will make money and will be able to provide for your family. But if you don’t, things will be bad.”

If we don’t speak, nothing will affect people. This is the reason that I have to explain the situation.

Please forgive that if what I say may be a burden and that perhaps I am not saying it in a very polite and pleasant manner, but believe me that I am speaking out of my love for you. I want things to be good for you.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17

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The Creator Is On The Right

laitman_212Question from Facebook: Why is Hebrew written from right to left?

Answer: The right line represents wholeness in the system of the upper leadership, whereas the left line is the opposite, full of deficiencies, problems, and corruptions. This is the reason that everything begins from the right side toward the left side.  The Creator is on the right.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/17

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Master Of Your Destiny

Laitman_709Request from Facebook: I understood that our world is branches and they have roots. I read a lot of information about our world being managed, that the human brain gets orders from outside. Please explain about the law of branch and root, if it is possible and not complicated.

Answer: According to the law of branch and root, all the signals of control, all the orders, are created at a higher level than this world. Our world is a world of deeds. The upper world is a system of management in which the orders for our world are created and we carry them out subconsciously, even without realizing it. We suddenly feel that some thought, some kind of desire, action, result, or event appears. There is nothing that just happens in nature; everything is closed and everything is rational.

The question is whether there is a link back, a response that returns to the higher management, which we can replace. It is reasonable that this is so.

The more that we become like the higher management, the better the orders are that begin to descend upon us because the higher management will have no need to break us. Our nature and the nature of the higher management will become closer to each other, and then the orders will enter into us in a very logical and orderly manner.

We will begin to carry them out easily and smoothly and will act in accordance with the higher management. To do this, it is up to us to change our nature from a receptive and egoistic nature to a bestowing and altruistic nature.

The nature of the upper world and all of creation is like that, except for humans. A human is an egoist, while all the rest of nature is not. He is mutually connected to one single system and we must become integrated with it.

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about this. If we gradually begin to integrate into nature, then we see how all actions and events, all the orders from the higher management will be more pleasant and desirable for us.

Comment: Now almost all scientists say that we are found within a matrix, that our brain is managed, but they don’t know anything beyond that….

My Comment: They don’t understand this system, they don’t feel it.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is good at this because it emotionally inserts the person into the feeling of the higher system and then he understands that he can ascend and enter into its “managerial cell.” In any case, people will be obliged to do this, but the wisdom of Kabbalah will make it possible for them to realize it smoothly and rapidly, without waiting for tragic awakenings from above.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/25/17

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Knowing The Creator’s Mind

laitman_276_02Question from Facebook: How can we know the Creator’s mind?

Answer: The only way we can know the upper mind is through His creation, through the actions that He performs on us. In fact, the whole world, everything that we discover through the wisdom of Kabbalah: the five upper worlds, the world of Ein Sof (Infinity), and everything that happens there is the Creator’s thought.

Question: Can we attain the Creator’s mind in our world?

Answer: It is impossible to understand anything this way. Our world is not even part of the worlds I have mentioned before. It is imaginary and fictitious and exists only in our imagination. It actually does not exist; at the moment, we are in a kind of a dream. The moment we enter the upper world, this world will disappear.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/23/16

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Why Did The Great Kings Of Israel Come From Non-Jews?

laitman_947Question from Facebook: Why was the origin of the greatest kings and teachers of the people of Israel, like King David and Rabbi Akiva, from among those who were not Jews?

Answer: A person who yearns for the Creator is called “Yashar-El” (Yisrael, Straight to the Creator). A person who wants to unite with others is called a “Yehudi” (Jew) from the word “Yechud” (Unification). This is what determines if you are a Jew or not. Today every person in the world, whether he is Spanish, French, Italian, or German, no matter who, can come and say: “I want to be a Jew.” In the wisdom of Kabbalah, they don’t divide the world into nationalities.

To be a Jew, a person must carry out what the Torah says. Namely he must yearn to implement the law “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). If he agrees to this, it means that he has become a Jew, a person who yearns for unity and unification to adhere with the Creator.

The term “Ivri” (Hebrew) is derived from the word, “L’Over” (to go over), moving from the principle of egoistic existence to altruistic existence. This is the foundation of our people, a group that accepted upon itself the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself.” As soon as a person accepts this principle, he becomes a Jew and everyone else, not.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/22/17

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The Unified People Of Europe

Laitman_419Question from Facebook: You have often called for the creation of a single European nation in the European Union. Does this mean that each nation must give up its traditions?

Answer: Traditions can be intermixed. Does anyone know any traditions today? All of this gradually changes, transforms, and evaporates.

Traditions can remain only if we clothe them in correct and good attitudes toward one another, and then they will not interfere. We will happily accept the traditions of one another because they will only help us to cooperate mutually and get closer to each other.

In contrast to this, today the traditions separate us. Therefore, Europe, which is supposedly united, is in fact divided and split into parts, and with each passing day the situation is becoming worse and worse in this union.

The most useful thing would be a joint movement toward the general rule “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), while everything else combines within this general rule and falls under it. If the principle “And you shall love your friend” includes all the rest of the principles, the traditions will actually help people unite more after all.

All of the traditions and cultures are not going to be lost. We will accept each other’s habits and in this way we will enrich our lives more. We will feel closer and better. But this will happen only if the goal is correct: becoming a single nation under the principle of “love of others.”

Question: Is this even possible?

Answer: We will be obliged to do this! The higher forces of nature are aiming toward this, forcing us to reach this state.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/22/17

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Managing Your Fate

laitman_437Question from Facebook: My life is very hard. I will not bother you with the details. I want to understand what is behind your claim that I can manage my fate.

Answer: Managing your fate means that you must ascend to the root of your fate, to the place where the upper leadership manages us.

The upper leadership seems to be above our world, external to what we feel, but we can impact it by overcoming our ego if we connect in good relations between us. Then we will positively impact our spiritual root, become like it, and thus receive its positive impact on us. This is how we can change our fate.

I am very sorry to hear that your life is hard and that you suffer, but you can totally change your life. Try! You will see how the wisdom of Kabbalah advises you to do so, and I will be very happy to hear that things have changed for you.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/25/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 1/22/17

Laitman_632_4Question: Is the reason that we don’t feel the Creator clearly because the ego manages us?

Answer: The Creator manages us through the ego.

Question: How is it possible to learn to bestow?

Answer: It is only in a group, only in a group of Ten and not in any other way.

Question: Why do we call the higher power the “creative mind”?

Answer: It is because this “mind” creates creation through its thoughts. There isn’t anything else. The highest force in nature is the power of thought.

Question: Who or what is the Moshiach (Messiah) according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: The Moshiach is the power of the upper Light. The upper Light can reveal itself as very many types of forces. What is called the Moshiach is the force that attracts us from the ego, from the word, LiMshoch, to extract. It is said that the Moshiach will come on a white donkey (Hamor), meaning an absolutely white Light from the characteristic of bestowal. The word Hamor is derived from the word Homer (Substance). The meaning is that all of our substance, the ego, will become illuminated and become altruistic.

Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to people who predict the future, experts in numerology, astrologers, Urim and Tummim?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t relate to them in any special way.

Question: Is it possible to reduce the ego through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah? Or is it only possible to develop it?

Answer: Develop it! Without the ego you could not do anything. On the contrary, you require an immense ego that will elevate you to the heavens, and you will constantly correct it.

Question: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, is it possible to explain the fact that three of the presidents of the United States, Clinton, Bush and Trump were born in the summer of 1946, just like you?

Answer: Many other people were born in that year.

Question: Oleg from England asks: “What else would you want to do and realize in your life?”

Answer: I would like to correct Oleg from England.
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Answers To Your Questions, Part 176

laitman_564Question: To what degree is the Light in the world of Adam Kadmon stronger than the Light in the world of Atzilut? And what is the relationship of the power of the Light in our world in comparison to the world of Assiya?

Answer: There is no possibility of comparing the intensity of the Lights except to imagine them in relation to the development of a person and a beast.

Question: In the video “The True Reasons for the Fears of People,” you talk about the illumination of Malchut, and that this is felt as fear and as something terrible. Is it possible to say that Malchut illuminates from below to above, meaning that it illuminates but without the participation of Keter?

Answer: It is much more terrifying!
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laitman_627_1Comment: Your path of life has been rather interesting: from a Soviet citizen to the leader of the Kabbalistic movement. I read several interviews in which you spoke about your long journey to the wisdom of Kabbalah, and I have a few questions.

Why did you emigrate to Israel?

Answer: From the desire to leave the place where you are hated to your place, i.e., to return to the historical homeland.

Question: Why were you interested in Judaism and Kabbalah in Israel and not, let’s say, Christianity, Buddhism, or Yoga, etc.?

Answer: I was not searching for faith but knowledge about the meaning of life.
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