Was Karl Marx An Altruist?

building-the-third-templeA question I received: How did Marx derive the Kabbalistic principles if he wasn’t a Kabbalist? Was he an altruist? Is there a fundamental difference between his principles and those of Baal HaSulam?

My Answer: Kabbalah is a science. Its laws are the same in the whole universe and in all the worlds. They are laws of the interaction between the Light – the quality of bestowal and love, and the desire – the quality of reception and enjoyment.

Kabbalah studies these laws from their origin, the World of Infinity, the highest world. It then studies their descent along the 125 degrees of the five worlds, ending with our world. These things are scrutinized in all the Kabbalistic books. Therefore, Kabbalah is the physics of the Upper World.

We research our world using our five senses and mind, and then we synthesize the data we gather, which gives us the corporeal sciences. Likewise, Kabbalah reveals how the forces from the Upper World closest to us descend into our world and become forces of our world. And in fact, Kabbalah then turns into the corporeal sciences. (See the articles, “Kabbalah as Compared with Other Sciences,” and “Kabbalah as a Root of All Sciences”).

In its earthly transposition, the Upper Force is expressed as the physical and chemical laws. That is to say, It manifests on the “still” level of our world. It also becomes expressed as the biological laws, on the “vegetative” and “animate” levels of our world. And finally, It finds expression also as the laws of social and economic development, on the “human” level of our world.

Many sages of our world, who were not Kabbalists, studied our word and thus reached an understanding of the principles of Nature (the Creator). Marx was one of them. By studying humanity’s historical development, by researching modern society, and by using statistics of politics and economics, he gained the correct understanding of the direction in which every human society develops: toward unification into one whole.

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Use Your Profession In Philosophy To Explain Kabbalah

scientific-theories-cannot-prove-the-existence-of-godThree questions I received about psychology and philosophy as professions:

Question: Today many people work in the fields of psychology, including various techniques for training the mind and soul and for self-improvement. Will these professions be less in demand when the science of Kabbalah becomes revealed? Will all these people be left without work?

My Answer: The profession that will remain is materialistic psychology: the psychology that is founded on real scientific, experimental results.

Question: What is materialistic psychology? I study psychology, but we have not studied anything in this area. Where can I practice and study materialistic psychology?

My Answer: It is the same psychology as what you study, but it is based only on experimental results, without any philosophy and assumptions.

Question: At the Congress you said that you advise people to get a practical profession and you are against all kinds of philosophy. So what should I do if I’m already a student of philosophy and only have to pass the final exams? I live in Israel.

My Answer: You have to find the junction between Kabbalah and philosophy and explain Kabbalah through philosophy. I have some students, including my younger daughter, who have completed studies in philosophy departments. We will find a use for your skills, so go ahead and complete your studies.

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If You Want To Change Your Fate, Change Your Desire, Not Your Name

study-kabbalah-and-spritual-worries-will-outweigh-your-current-onesA question I received: My friends say I have a good heart, but I am unlucky. I am married and have children, but my life is unsuccessful. Does this have anything to do with my name? I changed my name at age 16, in Argentina, because I didn’t like it. My name was Veronica Nancy, and I changed it to Sivan.

My Answer: We are completely controlled by the Light (the Creator). We can change things only to the extent we are similar to Him – to the extent we have a desire to be giving and loving, like Him. Therefore, correcting our desire is the only thing we can do to change our fate. This change can happen only under the influence of the Light that reforms, which descends onto a person while he or she studies Kabbalah.

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Gordon Brown Outlines Plan To Shape The First Global Society

connectIn the News (from The Times Online):The special relationship is going global”

Historians will look back and say this was an unprecedented period of global change. The scale and the speed of the global banking crisis have at times been almost overwhelming. Everywhere people who rely on their banks for savings have been feeling powerless and afraid.

But it is when times become harder and challenges greater [that] countries must show vision, leadership and courage – and … we can do even more working together internationally. So now is the time for leaders of every country in the world to work together to agree to the action that will see us through the current crisis and ensure we come out stronger.

A new set of challenges faces the whole world, which summons forth the need for a partnership of purpose that must involve the whole world. Rebuilding global financial stability is a global challenge that needs global solutions.

However, financial instability is but one of the challenges that globalization brings. Our task in working together is to secure a high-growth, low-carbon recovery by taking seriously the global challenge of climate change. And our efforts must be to work for a more stable world where we defeat not only global terrorism but global poverty, hunger and disease.

Globalization has brought great advances, lifting millions out of poverty as they reap the benefits of economic growth and trade. But it has also brought new insecurities… Globalization is not an option, it is a fact, so the question is whether we manage it well or badly.

I see this global new deal as an agreement that every continent injects resources into its economy. I believe that central to this new investment is that every country backs a green recovery for the future, that every country that wishes to participate in the international financial system agrees to common principles for financial regulation, coordinated internationally.

It is a global new deal that will lay the foundations not just for a sustainable economic recovery but for a genuinely new era of international partnership in which all countries have a part to play. This programme of internationally coordinated actions includes six elements:

First, universal action to prevent the crisis spreading, to stimulate the global economy and to help reduce the severity and length of the global recession.

Second, action to kick-start lending so that families and businesses can borrow again.

Third, all countries renouncing protectionism, with a transparent mechanism to monitor commitments.

Fourth, reform of international regulation to close regulatory gaps so shadow banking systems have nowhere to hide.

Fifth, reform of our international financial institutions and the creation of an international early warning system.

And last, coordinated international action to build tomorrow today – putting the world economy on an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable path towards future growth and recovery.

I want that hope to be fulfilled through us all coming together to shape the 21st century as the first century of a truly global society.

Art Will Change Along With Us

upper worldA question I received: I often think of my thoughts and feelings as an audience with different desires. One large group of desires are the “foes” of Kabbalah, who say, “We can’t imagine life without a wide array of feelings, including pain, suffering, and negative emotions! What will happen to art, music, theater, and cinema?”

Our existence is founded on comparison, critique and competition. What could be better than this? Peace, eternity and bliss are so dull! We only want a small piece of this “happiness,” but we don’t want it for everyone or forever. How will people be able to live without tears and drama?

My Answer: You envision spirituality as motionless and paradise as dull. However, the real drama happens only when our nature clashes with the Creator. Anything else, preceding this, is just “child’s play,” because for now we cannot even comprehend where we are.

We are like newborns, crying from small offenses and giggling from small pleasures. We will outgrow this phase and will come to understand how limited our presents forms of art are, expressing only our minuscule earthy egoism and its “dramas.” These “dramas” are fake, and you only hold on to them because you still have not outgrown them, or because you were taught “to suffer” through them.

Art is in crisis just as much as everything else. You will have to find a new means to express humanity’s modern pain; the old classics cannot help with this. Art portrays the inner world of each generation and therefore, it will change.

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How Man Fits Into The World’s Interconnection

drugsKabbalah views the entire universe – our world and the concealed Upper World – as one world, separated into two parts only in regard to us. By correcting oneself, one can reveal the second part of the universe.

The matter of creation is the will to receive pleasure. Therefore, all of creation is a single sensitive, living, creative organism. Nothing in creation is a consequence of a coincidental or mechanical occurrence, but rather, everything, including our world, is there as part of the general plan: to bring all parts of creation to perfection.

The correction of man determines the system’s operation – whether it will be active, intelligent and sustainable. There is a law that states, “the whole is identical to all of the parts” (“Prat u Klal Shavim”), and therefore, all the principles operating in the whole of creation also operate in the individual bodies, in the entire ecosystem, in every family and society, and in the global economy.

Because of the general interconnection of everything in the universe, every organism and all the levels of the system must be healthy; otherwise they will undermine the health of the general system. Their interconnection, the mutual inclusion of all the parts into all the other parts, obliges them to this.

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Do Women Need To Attend Congresses?

international-kabbalah-congress70x70_previewTwo questions I received from women about Congresses:

Question: Before the Congress, a woman from Feiga Ashlag’s group said that women do not have to be present at the Congress. She said it suffices for us just to desire for the men to succeed. Is this really so? Should I go to the Congress next time?

My Answer: Women should definitely be present at the Congresses because this is their only opportunity to participate in unification. Not attending would be a big mistake and a lost opportunity. Besides, I’m not sure where this information came from since I heard that Feiga Ashlag was also present at the Congress.

Question: At previous Congresses I attended (St. Louis, Israel 2008), I felt a connection to everyone. But at this last Congress ‘09 in Israel, although I felt I prepared for it, I was not able to connect to everyone. I enjoyed the songs and watching the men come together, but I did not feel the energy the same way as before. All I can think is that there is something wrong with me, that my desire must not be strong enough. What could it be? My own perception?

My Answer: You simply were unable to come “out of yourself.” Your egoism didn’t allow you to get lost in the masses!

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