If You Change Your Name, Do You Change Your Luck?

If You Change Your Name, Do You Change Your Luck?A question I received: I am a single, 31 year old woman, and a few rabbis I met advised me to change my name, even though I never even asked them anything about this. So I talked to my parents, and it turned out that my father is against it. What’s your say on this? Is it important? Is it worth doing?

My Answer: Kabbalistic books say that changing your name means changing your luck. “Name” corresponds to attainment: Kli, 26 in Gematria, and the Light in it together provide the name to your spiritual attainment. Nothing here relates the corporeal world. However, if you change the name people call you, it might help you psychologically.

Einstein on Religion

Einstein on ReligionNews Story: Einstein’s Words of Godlessness May Silence Arguments

“‘SCIENCE without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.’ Albert Einstein’s aphorism has been the source of endless debate between believers and non-believers wanting to claim the greatest scientist of the 20th century as their own.

A little-known letter written by him may help to settle the argument – or at least provoke further controversy.

Due to be auctioned in London tomorrow after more than fifty years in a private collection, it leaves no doubt that he was no supporter of religious beliefs, which he regarded as ‘childish superstitions.’

Einstein wrote it on January 3, 1954, to the philosopher Eric Gutkind, who had sent him a copy of his book Choose Life: The Biblical Call To Revolt.

The letter, in German, went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. In it he says: ‘The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.’

Einstein, who was Jewish and who declined an offer to be Israel’s second president, also rejected the idea that the Jews are God’s favoured people.

‘For me the Jewish religion, like all others, is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.'” Read more…

There Are No Miracles

There Are No MiraclesA question I received: Deepak Chopra wrote that a human organism is renewed every few hours, as well as all the parasites, viruses and diseases in it. Apparently, it’s not a matter of physiology, but programming. Can we use the power of intention to influence our body’s changes, cure serious diseases, and even grow limbs? And another question: If we progress further, can we change the reality around us or our life’s situation? And the main question: Do we need to learn how to do it if it’s possible?

My Answer: Kabbalah is the revelation of the Creator to a person. The Creator reveals Himself to a person to the extent of the level of correction of one’s egoism to altruism, and love toward people. This world has no miracles in it. Fairy tales are either for children or are the products of charlatans. There are laws; laws of nature. We will learn how to grow limbs, but within the boundaries of these laws. Reality depends on you, on your properties. Take a look at how you can change it: “Preface to the Book of Zohar.”

Global Warming – It Will Affect Tropical Insects but What Is Causing It?

Global Warming - It Will Affect Tropical Insects but What Is Causing It?News Story: Global Warming Spells Bad News for Tropical Insects

American scientists are stating that global warming on our planet will primarily affect the animal kingdom in the Earth’s tropical zone. According to the specialists, tropical insects that are the most susceptible to temperature changes will suffer first. The scientists are asserting that the disappearance of only several kinds of insects will cause an imbalance in nature.

My Comment: Popular opinion states that global warming is a result of people’s physical attitude toward nature, and not as a result of our relationships with one another. However, it will soon become revealed that our egoism and hatred of one another, instead of loving one another (i.e. according to the spiritual criteria of “love”), are the cause of all the world’s problems.

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