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The Country Of One Destiny

Dr. Michael LaitmanSuch is our country: a country with one destiny for everyone. And with thoughts about the future. What awaits us? What awaits our children? Our grandchildren? In general, do we have the future, or are we destined to endlessly fend off bandits, breaking into our homes?

But how long can this last? How long can we shudder from news reports: “For the past twenty four hours there were four killed”? And see the pictures of smiling 19-20 year old boys. Today, there are already dozens killed! And each of them is close, dear. And everyone is the crack in the heart.

In this difficult time, we badly want to keep strong, not to lose hope. And we so much want to give hope to others: “Everything will be fine, guys! There will be peace and tranquility! You’ll see, we’ll still be happy here in our home.”

We just have to understand something, to make a small effort. Very small! And then fate turns to face us, and we will say with surprise: “Is it so easy?! And why have we resisted all the time?'”

That’s why we have decided to write a special booklet. And do not be surprised that we start a conversation with another war.

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Is A World Without Borders And Weapons Possible?

Dr. Michael Laitman with StudentsQuestion: I would like to translate your explanation into specific actions that I, as an Israeli citizen, need to perform. What do I need to think, and how do I need to behave in order to add my grain to the scale of merit and begin bringing the world to good?

Answer: You need to participate in round table discussions, workshops that are organized in all the cities now. You can organize them at home, having invited a few friends. It does not even matter what you are talking about. Most importantly, strive to connect in such a way that everyone feels the other and annuls himself.

Because of questions, answers, and discussions, you reach such a unity in which everyone loses himself, seemingly disappears. Instead of ten people, there is one common desire and one thought. It means to become one man with one heart.

You will feel this connection and how it begins to radiate good energy to your life and family, at home, and on the road, where suddenly order and tranquility are established. The entire world will calm down because we all are connected by internal ties around the globe.

We, the people of Israel, are able to activate this connection in a good direction, bringing benefit to the entire world. Then everyone will love us! We will need no guns and no boundaries. We will live in peace and serenity on our own land and, in general, in any part of the world.

It is written that Israel will disperse over the earth. That is, this approach to life, calling us to connect by good ties, will be spread throughout the world. We can make this miracle a reality.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/17/14

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We Are The Point Of Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe current situation in Israel, the current war and the entire global circle of anti-Semitism are ultimately designed to ensure that we are united. If it does not encourage us to unite, then we will wait for more serious misfortunes.

It is necessary to invest efforts, again and again. And most importantly is to be worried so much that the heart skips a beat. Because this situation is for us and we cannot escape from it. So let’s show a serious, mature attitude to what is happening. We now have an opportunity not to be missed.

After all, we are the point of connection between the upper Light and all of reality. I personally feel sick since the beginning of the military operations; I just “cringe” inside. It is the time for all of us to feel, to whom and to what the current events are addressed. Indeed, our relationships with the Creator run through the whole picture of this world. And concealment is in front of us so that we are able to remove it and must work to overcome it.

Today, we are the point of connection with the Source and the stumbling block, an obstacle to the Lights that have to be provided to the entire humanity. We have to awaken the nation, and the only means of this is to bring the Light to it.

So, what are we disseminating? Reading materials or the Light? Do we unite in advance before any activities? Do we unite in one whole? Do we come from a feeling in the heart, where there is unity of friends in it, the Creator?

If not, then we give just papers and not the message which is the most important.

Think about it. I wish you much force and good luck. I am hugging you all. You are now making history with the help of the Creator.
From “A Talk about the Importance of Dissemination” 8/3/14

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Does The World Need A Humane War?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Throughout the history of the Jewish people, they have always won the war against enemies only when it was united. Is the same thing happening now?

Answer: Of course. This is because the laws of nature do not change. The people of Israel should consider themselves as a natural phenomenon. We always won by our unity. It was in the days of Mordechai and Esther, and in the wars of the Maccabees, and in the wars of King David.

However, it was not a simple unity like in a military unit going on a combat mission that ends afterward. It is the unification of the entire nation of Israel as one man with one heart, which nature requires of us. You can call it a requirement of the Creator because nature is synonymous to the Creator. The upper force, about which the wisdom of Kabbalah is talking, is the general force of nature that is above us.

This is an absolutely materialistic approach, without any mysticism, and it’s not faith. Simple prayers will not help, and we are becoming convinced of this: only unity. Today, the people of Israel face the goal not just to unite in order to defeat enemies, but in order to bring good to the entire world.

Enemies are attacking us, putting pressure on us, and wanting to destroy us. In this way, they oblige us to connect with each other.

Question: It’s very confusing because it seems that we need to unite in order to destroy the enemies.

Answer: Today, it is clear, there is no confusion. After all, we cannot destroy them. We cannot even fight them with all our strength. Is it possible nowadays to bombard Gaza? Israel takes time to persuade the inhabitants of Gaza to move away from the house that it prepares to bombard, and if they do leave, then a bomb is dropped on this house.

Question: So, isn’t it a sign that Israel brings Light to the nations of the world? Enemies are launching rockets at us, wanting to kill our civilians—they abducted and killed three children—and we, as enlightened people, knock on their doors and ask them to go out so that we can blow up the house. Is there any other nation who would act in this way?

Answer: However, is this the way Israel brings Light to the nations of the world, showing an example of how we should act? Are the nations of the world expecting from Israel an example of how to fight war in a humane and civilized manner? Is it possible to bring good to the entire world by this?

Enemies say very simply, in the form Israel behaves today, it is better that it doesn’t exist, and in this, the entire world will join them. We no longer have allies. If the UN passes a vote, no one will support us. Everyone will be against.

After all, the main war is not against enemies, but against our own egoism that stands between us and separates us. The first condition is to become the people of Israel, in other words, to be connected within us as one man with one heart. Only then can we be called the people of Israel, and in this case, this nation is supposed to be in the land of Israel if it corrects itself and becomes united. And by this, we will create good conditions worldwide.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/17/14

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Scrutinizing Together

Scrutinizing TogetherQuestion: How should a person work with the negative states of his friends?

Answer: You need to get them out of these states by your example. Suppose that you see that someone is going through a serious descent. You can obligate him to participate in a special workshop or some other events. You can give him a massage because it can be very helpful. A massage stimulates the person; he begins to think differently.

Try to influence the friend physically at first, this is best. After that, organize a workshop. But in no way should you abandon him.

Only within the group can you bring a person out of these negative states.

Question: How should a person react to criticism by his friends in a circle?

Answer: If a person suggests something and the group doesn’t seem to accept it, don’t react sharply to it. Write it down and bring it to a discussion within a workshop. Any suggestion shouldn’t be rejected immediately or remain without examination. Every suggestion has to be taken seriously, without spending much time over it, but rather discussing it realistically.
From the Convention In Sochi “Day Two” 7/14/14, lesson 4

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Corrections In Society And Outside It

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, Leviticus 13: 4-6: And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days.

And the priest shall look on him the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague stay in its appearance, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more.

And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

A person gets corrected in the society. If my desires are correct and are focused on the benefit of society, I properly interact with the environment. However, if egoistic desires are suddenly revealed in me, I have to examine them to see whether I can correct them or not. If I can correct them by myself, then it is fine since the Torah says that we constantly err and constantly correct something.

However, if a certain form of ego is revealed in me, I have to be kept away from society since on one hand, I am “drilling a hole in the boat” and can corrupt the environment. However, on the other hand, if, within seven days, I acquire the right attributes with regard to the society and only the plague is not corrected yet, I must wash my clothes, which means to correct myself a little and return to society. It is because the remaining ego is very small, and the society and I can correct this problem.

However, if my ego cannot sustain itself and I am infected with leprosy while being away from society, I must be kept way in a more serious manner. A person in this situation cannot correct himself and mutually cooperate with the society.

Question: Why does the plague become so dark? Is this a sign of a pure state?

Answer: It is because for seven days, I am not under the influence of the society, under the influence of the Light. Everything is very simple.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/20/14 

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Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, Leviticus 13: 9-11: When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest. And the priest shall look, and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not shut him up; for he is unclean.

If there is a state of “the plague of leprosy…and it have turned the hair white,” it is already a problem since a long series of corrections is required. We have to reexamine our desires to see the darkness in them and correct them.

However, if we don’t identify the darkness and perceive everything as white, we lose our sensitivity and cease to feel our ego. This is already leprosy.

There are three diseases that are contagious to all of humanity: psora, syphilis, and sycosis. These are very serious diseases that affect a person’s physiology and his daily life.
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Invest Effort!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Having gained some experience in Sochi we will disperse to our homes. How should we build the workshops better and continue to improve the way of conducting them?

Answer: The idea is that I cannot hasten events and talk about what is still too early for you to hear. To the degree that you invest effort, you will gradually be changed.

As you change, I am allowed to reveal to you newer and newer aspects of reality, the creation, and its correction. But if you don’t invest effort, I cannot convey anything to you.

I understand that you are eager to get the entire method, the general overview of approach, of description of how to work with the population. But only according to your efforts can I say a little about the general program, about the general infrastructure, and no more. And you will have to try to struggle further so as not to drown.

These efforts create conditions for me to be able to tell you something more. That’s the only way. It is not because I am cruel and want you to suffer, rather it is because you will not have enough sensations to absorb, to take in this material into yourselves so that you will feel it in your desires, sensations, so that you will taste it a little bit. Otherwise, you will not feel it. This is why I act like this. So invest effort!
From the International Summer Camp In Bulgaria “Day Two” 7/12/14, Lesson 3

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