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The Borderline Of Our Evolution

laitman_742_03Question: We see alternating periods of destruction and creation in the evolution of the earth. Can we see it as analogous to the evolution of mankind?

Answer: It seems that nature only destroys what it creates. In fact, it is part of the evolutionary process in which every new phase requires overcoming the previous state and building a new phase above it.

As for a possible analogy to the history of mankind, it is all about the essence of the evolution of a single ego, of our desire to receive, that is out of balance with the One who bestows.

The confusion stems from the fact that the desire to receive is divided into two parts:

  • On the one hand, I yearn to receive for my direct self-benefit;
  • On the other hand, I am ready to give something to someone since I know that I will benefit from it. Although I simply feel good about my kindness, it is a clear reward since otherwise I would remain without any fuel to give.

Thus, I am constantly driven only by one force of receiving. No matter what I do, I do it all for my own sake. No one has the power to give something without calculating his own benefit. Even a mother takes care of her baby because she would feel pain if something were to happen to him. If you cut off that pain, her concern would disappear.

We basically are nothing but systems of thoughts and outcomes. My system would never agree to make even one gram of effort if it didn’t see any profit, response, or feeling in return. Our entire nature is arranged in this egoistic manner, and it only knows how to calculate things for its own benefit.

Therefore, all our kindness, no matter how sincere it is, is a lie. We cannot bestow purely unconditionally. Only a person who is insane or mentally ill can do something without calculating his personal profit.

So, how can we acquire the power of bestowal in order to balance our essence? This is what we must find out.

However, in any case, this force lies in nature, lies in our concealed plan, and it is now that we engage in the ascent from the animal level to the human level. A human being is already a created being who includes the two forces.

Meanwhile, we use the developing force of the human level only in a negative way and not the positive one that we should have established above the negativity.

Thus, we go through terrible states along a very difficult path until we decide that the path is bad and that we must complete it and balance it with the good force.

We are actually on this borderline, in the transition from our negative evolution to the positive completion.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 3/2/14

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The Influence Of The Jews On The Nations Of The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanBy studying the long periods of the Jews in the Diaspora and the exile of two thousand years, we can say that same phenomenon recurs over and over again.

Whenever they came into a new country, the Jewish people looked for shelter and a place where they could dwell and survive, and they could survive only by strongly uniting among them. Therefore, having no choice, we became closer when we were in exile, and the correct mutual relations were formed between us, not because we wanted it, but because we forced to do so.

Our positive attitude towards one another affected those around us. We brought science and culture to the people in the country where we lived and that country began to prosper.

But the moment we got used to a certain place, the ego grew between us, as did competition, and we became alienated from one another. These negative relations were reflected in the people that surrounded us and thus summoned in them hatred and accusations against us. As a result, we were expelled from that country and the country would deteriorate.

The internal state of the Jewish people was always conveyed to people they lived among and brought them either prosperity or recession.

Therefore, if we begin to get closer to one another today and establish the right mutual relations between us, we will summon a positive attitude on the part of the nations that surround us on every continent.
From KabTV’s “Short Stories” 10/24/14

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Unity Is A Wonder Drug For Anti-Semitism

Dr. Michael LaitmanAfter the horrible holocaust of the European Jews, we all believed that it would never happen again, because in a modern, communicative, and open world there is a place for every nation including our nation. But we see how this threatening trend reappears: global anti-Semitism.

This phenomenon is poorly understood in our enlightened generation when everyone has free access to every university and everyone can engage in whatever they wish to: business, science, technology, and culture. But it is actually the intellectual, developed representatives in every nation, scientists and people of culture, who are the greatest anti-Semites.

A new wave of hatred of the Jewish people is starting again from inside nature, from the depth of the generations, and it is of an irrational nature. What is more, this wave is so big and so powerful, so wide and comprehensive, that it is impossible to hide it anymore. It keeps on growing from day to day.

It will undoubtedly keep on developing. The only method to correct this situation is the same means that Abraham discovered in his times: the unity between us.

The Jewish people have to feel that they are one. The moment we begin to move towards unity, we will affect all the nations that surround us. They will suddenly feel the need to unite as well, and will begin to unite automatically and follow us like a shadow. We will immediately see a change in their attitude towards us.

It is because there is a reason for the anti-Semites’ belief that we control and manage the world and that all the problems in the world are only because of us. Moreover, they also feel that they depend on us, which is actually true.

Today there is no other way to prevent the tragic course of events except by uniting. Anti-Semitism will flood the streets and we will not be able to hide from it as has already happened in our history.

We have to act only according to the method that nature has prepared for us. It is only by the unity among us that we will find peace and, at the same time, bring to the world the force of goodness, which it needs so in this state of global crisis.
From KabTV’s “Short Stories” 10/24/14

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Time To Justify What Was Received In Advance

laitman_750_03Question: All countries are mainly blaming Israel for its attitude toward the Palestinians. In the last years, all anti-Semitism concentrates around this subject. So what can be the answer to all these accusations?

Answer: The Palestinians are only the exterior reason for anti-Semitism. In the past years, the reasons change, but the hatred towards the Jewish nation remains and even widens. But in order to justify it, different reasons are found.

Therefore, on all the claims of the anti-Semites I simply answer, that they are definitely right! That I agree with them and am willing to repeat all of it, word by word.

Question: Is it possible that first of all we should change our policy toward the Palestinians?

Answer: It will not change anything. We are already doing for them everything possible. But is anyone paying attention to it?

Comment: The Palestinians are blaming us that we conquered their land?

Answer: Do you think that they will calm down after we would return their land? Until we will not disappear from the area, they will not leave us. Never! And also if you will want to leave, don’t think that you will find anyplace in the big world.

Question: So what, we simply have to ignore their demands?

Answer: We simply need to know the laws of the world and work according to these laws. The law in the world says, that we must bring the Reforming Light to the world, the world has already arrived at the state of the “days of the Messiah,” and we need to transfer to them the Light that will pull them to the Creator.

Question: But the whole world has claims against the state of Israel.

Answer: Actually, the world demands that we will realize the role that was given to us. And if we supply them with the corporeal demands, we will not satisfy anyone. Maybe only if all the people would leave the territories, the Palestinians would be satisfied.  But this is impossible, because the disappearing of the nation of Israel is against the plan of creation.

This hatred will not disappear; we will not be able to arrange anything if we will not perform our mission. We see that it is impossible to come to compromise with the Arabs through concessions. Once Israel gave them approval to return from Libya to an area of Palestinian autonomy, gave them an additional area, and another one. But nothing helps, because all the concessions do not bring us close to peace and do not improve our situation on this land.

Only one thing can help—to tell the whole world the truth, to explain that we returned to our land in order to bring Light to all the nations. We have no right to be here, because in the meantime, this place is not called “the land of Israel.” And also the people that live here are not considered, in the meantime, the nation of Israel, but rather, a “collection of the exiles.”

The nation of Israel and the land of Israel are spiritual concepts. In a genetic aspect, the nation of Israel does not exist in nature. Otherwise, how is it possible to explain that every Frenchmen can willingly convert and become a Jew, (Yechudi from the word “Yichud” – Unity), to be Israel, which means to be Yasher El, directed straight to the Creator. And this will not be a lie, or forgery, but it is truly like that, because “Israel,” “the nation of Israel,” and the “land of Israel” are spiritual concepts. But, as of today, the people of Israel do not fit this concept; therefore, Baal HaSulam writes that we received an opportunity to return to the land of Israel as before.

Therefore, the Palestinians are right, this land and this place do not belong to us. But we purposely came here in order to establish a nation of Israel in the land of Israel. Because only in this form can we bring Light to the world. This is exactly what the Palestinians and the rest of the nation demand from us. And we can provide this Light only while we live here, while we live here in Israel and not somewhere else.

Precisely for this reason we are here! Therefore we request everyone to take time out in order to finish this work. We will attract the Reforming Light and everyone will feel better. The world will rise to a state of adhesion with the Creator, and He will be revealed.

We have to explain all that, and then we will see how it acts on the people.

Question: It seems that the main thing is to attract the Light, and it is possible to continue to keep the territories and build settlements on it?

Answer: There will be no territories and no settlers, because this place will belong to everyone. And you will see that the Arabs will let us do everything we want in the territories because we will provide them the Light of life, the fulfillment.

It is written that in the end of days the nations of the world will carry the nation of Israel on their shoulders and will bring them to Jerusalem. They will bring us directly to the Temple Mount and will say: “Take everything!”
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/12/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Who Determines The Destiny Of The World?

laitman_202_0Question: Always during the heyday of countries, it was also better and freer for Jews. They weren’t loved, but they weren’t hated after World War II. And then later the world slipped into a general crisis. Why is it that when it is bad in the world, then it is even worse for the Jews?

Answer: The Jews are the only group (the power) in the world that can influence the state of the world. This is so because on one hand, they are connected to the Creator and on the other hand, they are connected to the nations of the world. This means that they are between the whole of humanity and the Creator. And it depends on their behavior whether the Upper Light, the power of vitality, will arrive through them to the nations of the world.

The Jews are part of the transition, “Maavar” in Hebrew; from here comes the word “Jew.” From all of humanity, only this nation has the freedom to influence the way the world advances, through suffering or happiness, toward the final goal, the attainment of equivalence or adherence with the Creator.

How can the world relate to the Jews if they make the world so cruel? And the nations of the world rightly blame the Jews for this, that the Jews by their inactivity, invite the revelation of bad forces instead of good forces. The nations of the world say directly that all the suffering in the world is caused only by the Jews. By this they declare their dependence on the Jews, their weakness to influence their own destiny.

How would you treat these people who you understood have a hand in determining your destiny, i.e., your destiny depends on them, even unintentionally, but simply through their existence they turned your life into misery?

“There is just as great an obligation upon the Jew to show his humanity toward the whole race. … that he begin to fulfill in a sense his exclusiveness has never yet enabled him to fulfill, the ancient prophecy that through him all the nations of the earth should be blessed.” (Henry Ford, “The World’s Foremost Problem,” funded the printing of 500,000 copies of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, that were distributed throughout the US in the 1920s)

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Like Nuts In A Sack

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In what way can we help each other to push our common wagon forward and advance?

Answer: Everything that is said in a lesson must be internalized in a person’s heart so that he will begin to live it. Everything that is covered by us must move into the Kelim, his emotions, in order to format and organize his inner desires so that one feels within them the phenomena he heard about.

Each one is certainly familiar with the text that we have already read many times previously. But to realize the simplest spiritual action is possible only if we think about connecting our shattered Kelim. It is necessary to imagine the picture accurately and clearly to ourselves: the egoistic envelope within which the spiritual spark is wrapped doesn’t allow us to connect with each other.

Even though we must try many times to connect between us with the right intention, we are certainly not ready for this. And from this, a genuine cry to the Creator will break out in each of us to allow and help us to connect.

Each one is in his egoistic capsule or bubble within which the spark of bestowal is held captive. And we ask the Creator to help us to connect, even though each one is wrapped in a rigid, external, egoistic shell, like nuts in a sack, as Baal HaSulam described. And in spite of it all, the nuts with which we can connect are within the sack.

For this, we must discover our true state and not hide or flee from it. This is because it is very unpleasant to feel our true egoistic essence, which is suddenly discovered after so many years of effort to reach bestowal. And so the prayer is born within us.

The Upper Light arrives only if there is a lack for it. And we must attain this lack, for it is impossible to scream artificially. So it is necessary for us to try and imagine our correct and true form, and we are already getting close to it. Widespread dissemination is very helpful with this, since through it, we have advanced in the last two months more than in previous several years.

Only the right prayer will help when we feel that we are not ready to connect. This is because we expect to discover the Creator with the right intention, meaning to bestow to Him and not to ourselves. For this, it is necessary for a radical revolution to happen, an inner revolution within our Kelim, which depends upon our entire great world group.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/29/14, Shamati #1

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.26.14

Writings of Rabash Igrot,” Letter 57

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Mutual Guarantee,” Item 18

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