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A Second Before Correction

Dr. Michael Laitman with studentsQuestion: It’s obvious to everyone that we have reached a dead end and urgently need to take action. But it’s unclear exactly what kind of solution does Baal HaSulam offer, and what method do you propose to stop the system that launches rockets at us? Do you feel that military actions will not lead to anything?

Answer: I am not saying that we should not defend ourselves at all. We must react to attacks, but only in order to win some time, which would allow us to set out on the new path.

Question: Until a new wave of escalations begins?

Answer: If we start dealing with this problem correctly, the way our Torah directs us, then there will be no new wave. The Torah requires that we connect between ourselves. Currently we are now in the same situation like before Mount Sinai, and we must become like one man with one heart. If we unite, we will achieve success, and if not, it will be the place of our burial.

Comment: A lot of people in the Israeli society benefit from the schism in the nation. Everyone hates everyone: Some hate the Russians, others hate natives from Eastern countries, and yet others hate immigrants from Europe. This split is not disappearing, but only getting bigger. Lawyers take bribes, police is negligent of their duties, the entire system is deteriorating….

Answer: This is a clear sign that we urgently need to work on our correction since the root of the problem is specifically in us.

Comment: The Internet is filled with hostile attacks in our direction. We are surrounded by universal hatred and under rocket fire.

Answer: This is exactly the state that is most suitable for correction. Everything was revealed. It became clear that the entire system is broken, and we fail in all areas. We cannot build ourselves.

We are still being held together by the pressure that the hatred of our enemies exerts on us. But if it were not for the neighbors surrounding us from every direction with drawn swords, yearning to destroy us in our own country, we would have started killing each other.

We can only thank those who hate us for the fact that they are holding us together, like nuts in a bag. Otherwise we would have long dispersed, leaving no memory of the nation of Israel which is able to rise. We haven’t disappeared yet among seven billion people only thanks to the external hatred.

We are at the final point, a second before correction. And this correction will happen either through blows or through our reason that can help us take the process of correction into our own hands and to advance through the good path. We will either go by the path of Light and acceleration of time (Achishena) or by the path of suffering, the natural course of development (Beito).

The path of Light implies that we will begin to educate ourselves. There is no other possibility to reach correction but education of all. It is necessary to bring the method of correction to the entire nation and explain what it means to be the chosen people, why we are so hated, and what we need to do in order to really move forward and advance all of humanity.

Everyone has to discover what nature is demanding from us. The word “nature” has the same numerical value (Gematria) as the word “Creator.” It is the same exact force. Each person needs to discover the true Torah, which is given for our own correction through the help of the Light that Reforms.

Torah is the Light that Reforms, and our nature is the evil inclination, our egoism. It is written, “I created the evil inclination and the Torah as addition to it” since with its help we correct egoism. The Light in the Torah, meaning the force of love and bestowal, corrects us. This is why we need to learn how to correct ourselves and to pass this method to the entire world.

These are very simple, easy things. It is said that “the entire Torah is a very simple pursuit.” And it is truly so, if only a person does not confuse it with something else, but does only what is necessary. We must do it.

When you come to the people and start explainןמע this, you will see how readily everyone will agree, how much they will want to listen to you and to join you.
From a TV Program “The Mission of the Nation of Israel” No 2, 7/9/14 

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Pope Francis: “Inside Every Christian Is A Jew”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Huffington Post): “Underscoring the close ties between Christianity and Judaism and calling Holocaust denial “madness,” Pope Francis told an interviewer that ‘inside every Christian is a Jew.’

“In a wide-ranging interview published Friday (June 13) in Spain’sLa Vanguardia newspaper, the pope said dialogue between the two faiths can sometimes be a ‘hot potato.’

“’I believe that interreligious dialogue must investigate the Jewish roots of Christianity and the Christian flowering of Judaism,’ Francis said. ‘I understand it is a challenge, a hot potato, but it is possible to live as brothers.’

“Francis’ statement seems to go further than his predecessor, St. John Paul II, who made headlines in 1986 as the first pope to visit Rome’s main synagogue and declared Jews to be the ‘elder brothers of the Christian faith.’

“’Every day, I pray with the Psalms of David. My prayer is Jewish, then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian,’ the Argentine pontiff added.”

My Comment: Undoubtedly, the further development of humanity towards the purpose of its creation will lead people to distance themselves from all religions and faiths of the world. They will increasingly begin to feel their common spiritual root, which is not clothed in earthly images and representations that religion and beliefs impose on them.

This will lead all people of the world to feel that only Kabbalah expresses the true representation of the higher force. In this aspiration to become close to it, they will come close to each other.

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A Simple Method

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we accelerate spiritual advancement, unite, put all the pieces together, and adhere to the Creator more quickly?

Answer: How do we accelerate the time of correction? Actually, this is what we are doing.

It can be stretched out for decades and even centuries, resulting in repeatedly returning to this life until we rise to the next degree. Acceleration can only be achieved through drawing the Upper Light to ourselves; there is no other way! We have a very simple, very primitive method of working, which we only need to use. You can dig through thousands of Kabbalah books, but believe me, you will not find anything different.

After all, what do we learn from the model of creation itself, from the governing system? Only how to evoke the Upper Light, which will gradually correct us through its influence. And it is only possible to attract it through equivalence with it.

I often give examples of the way that children play in that they act like they are adults and gradually they become smarter and become like them. This, too, is the influence of the Upper Light.

Everything is only achieved through equivalence! When, in your current degree, you are striving to become similar to something, the next degree acts on you and you gradually ascend to it. Plants, animals, all cells and systems develop according to this principle. We need to develop according to this principle as well, both on the mental and spiritual levels.
From the 2nd lesson of the congress in Bulgaria. 7/11/14

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The Clean Ecology Of The Spiritual World

Dr. Michael Laitman“…if a woman has conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days.” (Torah, Parshah Tazria – Leviticus 12:2)

“Born a man child” means giving a birth to the property of bestowal, a powerful quality that works only for the sake of love and giving.

“She shall be unclean seven days,” is the properties that cannot be turned into bestowal or love during the childbirth process are called “seven days” or “seven Sefirot.” For this period of time, one has to detach from one’s work and one’s prior conditions because there is a part inside the desire that is shaped to bestow and another part that turns into waste.

But it is not just waste; rather, they are the properties that cannot be used for the sake of bestowal. However, they can be corrected at the next level.

It is similar to the digestion of kosher animals when they swallow and regurgitate over and over again. This is an example of how one’s nature can be used for spiritual purposes.

Question: During the childbirth process on this material plane, a woman first releases water, then a baby is born, and afterward the placenta is separated and then blood comes out. Are all of them just “waste” that wasn’t utilized by the child?

Answer: This is a special type of connection between the upper and lower organisms, between the higher and lower levels.

In this world, the placenta is removed from the mother’s body and then they either throw it away or use it for medical purposes. Conversely, in spirituality these things worked to turn into lower level systems. All intermediary systems that worked between the mother’s body and the child, as well as everything that ever formed or worked for the child’s sake, leaves the mother’s body and descends to lower systems since the child doesn’t need them anymore. At this point, the baby obtains additional desires and receives a spiritual gene; thus, the child elevates.

Nothing is ever wasted in spirituality. It is a clean ecology! It just cannot be any other way. If the Creator made a desire that is absolutely equal to the Light, but qualitatively is completely opposite to It; they need each other to fully implement. Therefore, nothing ever vanishes in spirituality; everything is fully recyclable.

In materiality, the entire bodily waste that is produced by our organism can be either recycled or buried. Really nothing needs to be buried. Kabbalah explains what waste is. Particularly, Baal HaSulam wrote several articles that are yet unpublished and that describe the nature of the waste that is produced by our bodies and determines the way they should be re-used in the life circle. The most interesting thing is that there are numerous kinds of “waste”, such as sweat, hair, saliva, tears, etc. They form a special “sphere” around our bodies.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/02/14

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