The Worst Of The Crisis Is Still Ahead, Warns WTO Chief

wordsIn the News (from The Raw Story):Worst of social, political crisis ahead: WTO chief” The worst social and political effects of the economic crisis are “still to come,” WTO [World Trade Organization] chief Pascal Lamy said Tuesday, warning these could push countries deeper into trade protectionism.

My Comment: Because the foundation of human nature is egoism, people naturally think that the antidote to the crisis is to separate from others and care for oneself, no matter how harmful the consequences might be later on. People are unable to see beyond their egoistic vision, and thus they drag themselves into greater collapse.

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We Are Free To Change Our Destiny

nirvana-and-games-with-the-leviathan-are-ahead-of-usA question I received: Our family often watches your programs. My wife says that you often contradict yourself, even during the same program. For instance, in one of the “Ask the Kabbalist” episodes, you categorically denied that Kabbalists engage in predicting the future of our corporeal bodies. But later, in the same program, you said that in the 1930s Baal HaSulam predicted two world wars. This relates to corporeal matters, doesn’t it? My wife wants to know why is it that you always contradict yourself?

My Answer: What I meant is that Kabbalists know the way the future will come from Above, or in other words, what will happen if things advance along the path called Beito, meaning “in due time,” or when things follow the unchanging, rigid laws of nature. However, when we make corrections, we shift to the path called Ahishena, and thus we affect how these forces will manifest in our world and how they will be expressed inside us.

To the extent we correct ourselves and understand things better, we will feel good instead of bad. But no Kabbalist, or anyone else for that matter, can ever know how anything will actually turn out, because man has freedom of will to change his destiny. (See Baal HaSulam’s article, “The Freedom.”)

If you read the terrible prophecies of the future, keep in mind that the prophets were describing only the path of Beito. They did not know how corrected we will be, and therefore, how we will handle certain situations.

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Spiritual Correction Happens From The Inside Out

outA question I received: Kabbalists say that by making inner corrections, we also correct our externality. But can we advance this entire process by making external (physical) efforts?

My Answer: External efforts can trigger the internal corrections, but the actual correction happens from the inside out. Much can be learned from this rule. The key is not to try to correct the world, but to correct yourself.

You have to understand that Kabbalah does not oblige you to do anything. It only reveals the internality of things to you, and if you desire to use this knowledge, you will be able to correct yourself. By acting externally, you can only acquire other people’s desires, but not their corrections.

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You Don’t Need “Treatment With Death” To Feel Eternity And Perfection

how-do-you-avoid-becoming-relaxed-on-the-pathIn the News (translated from method of treatment makes a patient fly away” A new method of medical treatment is introduced at an oncological hospital … The method is called tanatotherapy, according to Regnum news agency. The notion of tanatotherapy is translated from Latin as treating with death (“tanatos” – death). The new method is based on the effect than psychological influences can have on humans.  Doctors use special techniques to affect a person’s muscles in order to make a patient relax as much as possible. …the method allows a patient to forget about his or her troubles and problems, helps to relieve pain and even inspire an individual to more effectively deal with a most depressing situation.

My Comment: This “treatment with death” makes people less afraid of living because they stop fearing death. However, Kabbalah offers something even better: not just a feeling of comfort that will make it easier for you to go through life and to depart from it, but on the contrary, it opens up your feelings and enables you to reveal both worlds, this one and the hidden, spiritual world. You are able to reveal them completely, and this gives you the opportunity to attain the best thing possible – the feeling of eternity and perfection, due to your equivalence to the Creator.

And to do this, you don’t have to go into states of unconsciousness, but on the contrary, you feel your existence to the fullest, and your sensations keep growing at every moment!

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