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How Can We Win The War?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is Israel, with all its military superiority, losing the war?

Answer: Today is not the government and the state that rules everything but public opinion, not only the public opinion in the country, but also the world public opinion towards different countries.

In this case it doesn’t matter who has the “Iron Dome” and who will win the war. The war is won by the one who can control public opinion both at home and abroad.

In order for us to organize the correct public opinion in the world, we need to justify our actions. We can justify our actions only if we tell the whole world why we strive to live here in Israel, why we are needed here, why living precisely in Israel we benefit the world.

And to justify their actions, we can only if we tell the world about why we strive to live here in Israel, why do we need here, why living in Israel we benefit the world.

This is what we need to do, meaning that we have to explain who we are, what our function in the world is, and how our struggle for our independence is going to help the world, that is, to bring the world to the corrected state.

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A Prayer From The Bottom Of The Heart

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: We have done great external and internal work in dissemination. What do we lack in the group in order to reach greater unity between us so that we will be able to reveal the Creator?

Answer: There is one word that replaces absolutely everything: prayer. I rarely speak about it because prayer should burst out by itself.

It is the feeling that you are totally dependent on the Creator and that He is the only one who manages you: whatever you think and feel, whatever you ask for and receive, everything except for the one point of turning to Him, although that also comes from Him—when you thus connect to Him and still want to do something external to Him in accordance to what He does for you—this is called a prayer.

This should be our common state because then it will focus on Him. But it comes from each of us separately and it is focused on the opposite direction. This is the point of recognition that you cannot go out of your way and with that you turn to the Creator so that He will unite all our points together, melt them and connect them into one drop.

I hope that we will recognize and understand that we need this prayer.

The force that destroyed us on purpose and has created all the conditions for the recognition of the oppositeness from the Creator is also the force that will correct this state of oppositeness and will give us a sense of the Creator.
From the talk at a meal at the Toronto Congress, 8/4/14

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Everyone Has His Own Disturbances

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The Creator gives everyone his or her own obstacles. I am forced to work 12 hours per day. How can I invest myself in the group most qualitatively in my remaining free time?

Answer: My teacher Rabash also worked 12 hours per day paving roads. This was

very hard physical work: hauling, pulling, pushing, moving from place to place, and digging. In those times, except for a shovel and a crowbar, there was no technology. Workers paved the highway from Jerusalem to Hebron from five in the morning until seven in the evening.

Certainly, on the one hand, you could try to find an easier job where you could improve your situation. On the other hand, if you invest not just effort but the right effort in the group, then everything will be changed: The Creator will give you more options. It could be that now the Creator is giving this to you so that you will transgress less.

No one knows. Here we want to see the big picture: Why is this given to a person in this way. We cannot interfere with this. But in principle, a person is able to choose lighter work for himself, but on condition that he will invest all of his free time and energy in serious spiritual effort.
From the talk at a meal at the Toronto Congress, 4/08/14

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It Is Time To Act

The war in Gaza united us by one disaster, and today we are already different. Israel today is different. We all strive for mutual assistance; we open our arms towards each other; we feel that it is our children there, in Gaza.

Although we are not bound by ties of kinship with them, we are connected by other ties: a common destiny, care, and love. And there is an opportunity to strengthen this, to maximize it until real unity is reached.

How can we accomplish this? Kabbalah answers this question.

For many years, for centuries, Kabbalah was hidden in anticipation of exactly this moment when, finally, people would ask: How do we come to unity? And this question would not be asked out of curiosity.

It will be urgent, will come from the heart, from a huge desire. Then, what was written in Kabbalah many centuries ago will be heard: how, rising above egoism, to come to unity not by force, but easily and in joy.

Today, this moment has come. We already understand that we cannot escape, that we have a responsibility to our children, to the people, to the whole world.

We must become one people and pass this unity to the world. Then there will be peace and true happiness. Because the law that was revealed by Abraham, supported by our people, will be with us: the supreme law of love.

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The Essential Secret Of The Jews, Part 18

From the book: The Essential Secret of the Jews, M. Brushtein.

“Fundamental Principles of the Integral Theory”

Human society is not by chance becoming more “close” and homogeneous – this is a natural programmed process. People have lost the ability to communicate with each other. Today inner heartfelt connection is needed. Humanity looks like one family, but this family is dysfunctional. We depend on each other because we live on the same planet.

It is impossible to do without understanding the overall system of connections. “Paper” agreements“ for peace and economic cooperation will not help.

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