A Shift To The Right Is Dangerous In Times Of Crisis

laitman_2009-04_9109_wIn the News (from The Wall Street Journal):EU Voters Shift to the Right” – Europeans punished their governments and boosted conservative and far-right parties, as voters spooked by the economic downturn registered their unhappiness in European parliamentary and local elections across the Continent. Turnout fell for the seventh straight time, to a record low of 43.4%, according to preliminary estimates.

My Comment: In 2004, the elections were also won by the right.  Kabbalah views this as a dangerous tendency, especially in times of crisis, since it could lead to the explosion of mutual hatred, emergence of Nazi regimes and to wars.

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We Really Can Do Something About The Weather!


In the News (from The New Scientist):North Atlantic is world’s ‘climate superpower‘” Today’s climate is changing most dramatically in the far North Atlantic, with record warming and ice loss in recent years. If the climate’s “tipping point” resides in these waters, then nature’s synchronized chaos could unleash unexpectedly sudden and severe consequences.

My Comments: Weather is controllable. It is a negative reaction that reflects our non conformance with the Common Nature – the Creator and His law of balance.  The law of balance means that we are to be equivalent to Him on all levels of our existence, expressed by such behaviors as consumption of only the necessities and in aspiring to benevolent connection between us as well as the surrounding Nature. Finally, we will wise up after having experienced the myriad of troubles coming our way, reaching an understanding that this is the Creator’s intelligent treatment of us – and we will then unwillingly correct ourselves.

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Freedom Comes From Being Able To Bestow

laitman_2009-05-28_8354_w1A question I received: How can you explain the meaning of freedom to a person born into slavery and sitting in a cell? How does it feel to be free?

My Answer: You can feel freedom only when that you want to bestow, and you are given that opportunity. If someone doesn’t let you bestow, it means that he robs you of freedom and oppresses you. Lack of freedom doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything you want.

It’s written, that we will be a “free people in our land.” In our land means “in our desire” (land – aretz, from the word ratzon – desire). Freedom is prepared for us precisely within desire to bestow.

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The Most Important Task In Life

profit1Today, all of humanity is operating in a global system. If we correct the ties between us in that system, it means we correct the souls to reveal the Creator here within that bond, in this world and in our lifetime.

The science of Kabbalah states that the breaking of the souls happened in their descent from one of the exalted spiritual degrees. Before that descent, all of the souls represented one common soul, called Adam.

Adam split into many separate parts, and absolutely all of them fell into this world, giving rise to all of humanity. There is no difference between the common soul and any person in this world. All we need to understand is that we are inside a closed system, where everyone is stuck in his ego. Thus, there are now seven billion separate parts. Each of them has been growing, influenced by their own unique ego until this time, a special time when the broken connection between us is being revealed: billions and billions of connections – linking each person.

People say that each person knows everyone else in the world through no more than five or six degrees of separation. However, we have yet to reveal that everyone of us is literally connected to everyone, since the link is corrupted and each one relates to the others based on his ego. It’s not our fault that ego is inside us – we had it to begin with. However, the fact that it has become revealed means that we must correct it. Besides this one task there is nothing of greater importance or meaning that we must do in our lifetime. For if we correct the ties between us, we discover the World of Infinity itself.

To the extent that a person reveals the true bond with others by his correct attitude towards them, he begins to feel the Upper Force – the force of bestowal and love. He then transcends the boundaries of his perception of the world and begins to see the world around him as it really is outside of him, and in this way, he reveals the Creator.

That is precisely what we must achieve in this generation. All the conditions are laid out before us; Kabbalists wrote about it and outlined the entire method for us, and all we are left to do is to realize it. We have been given every opportunity to do just that.

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Lessons From The European Congress

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Below are video and audio links to the lessons given at the recent European Congress in Berlin:

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