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A Burning Question And The Solution

Dr. Michael LaitmanComment: The method of correcting the relationships between people, which is the remedy for every illness, nullifies all of modern medicine.

My Comment: But we don’t need it either. The current health care system doesn’t care about a person, but only about itself. The media conveys information that arouses fear, and no one cares about people.

What is the actual problem? Humanity has long reached such a level in its development that it can fully provide for all its needs. This was true in the 70s of the last century, but everything has come to a halt since the questions of “What’s next?” and “Why should we go on living?” have come up.

But man didn’t think about that and new problems have to be created in order to make it will be clear that we live in order to solve them. Otherwise such questions will come up and will make both the elite and our leaders feel bad.

Thus everything began to revolve around creating different imaginary needs, and health issues are not imaginary at all. Consequently, medicine has gradually reestablished itself by creating new symptoms, so that by using medicines that help heal certain symptoms, people will stay busy spending money on medicines and traveling from place to place in order to seek treatment, etc.

Question: Was this scenario laid in advance? Did people consciously examine this option in advance?

Answer: Of course. We can see advertising on TV for products that are 99% absolutely unnecessary. We have no need even for the one percent that is left, but we only think that we need them. After all, we have become used to advertising, are nourished by it, and the ideas it sells us have already become an inherent need. Therefore, we look for what else we can buy. We cannot manage without these things anymore, just like a drug addict who cannot manage without drugs. We are used to being obliged to watch commercials and implement what they advertise.

A few years ago I was in the hospital after a car accident and I saw how patients behave. One of them constantly spoke to the doctors like they were old friends. When I asked him why he spoke to them that way he answered proudly that he had had 12 operations. It is as if he wanted to say, “Look I am your loyal patient, I am yours!” and subconsciously, they treated him as if he was one of theirs—”He is one of ours!”

This means that it reached the state that they were making a living off one another. It is just like cops and robbers who cannot manage without each other. The police have to solve crimes or conspiracies and therefore cooperate with the mafia so that it will give them some clues or sacrifice one of its accomplices. The police arrest the victim and present it as their achievement, but usually it is the mafia that gives them the lead.

It is the same here. It has become a custom, and it is very interesting to observe the beautiful work of the ego from the outside.

Society imposes its values on us and feeds us these values as if they are a business dinner. They teach us to love, have children, raise them, build, play societal games, consume certain medicines and to be connected in a certain manner. It is all based on the notion of how to fill our day with worries, work, tasks, and not allow us time to think about the meaning of life.

But humanity has already developed to the point where this issue becomes vital. In order to make sure that we don’t engage in it, the authorities have denied us of all our free time, down to the very last moment.

The point is that the question about the meaning of life is much greater. If a person doesn’t find this answer, he becomes so depressed that he cannot overcome it. He doesn’t feel pleasure in anything: not in food, sex, family, his children, in nothing. Therefore the elite suppresses this question.

But the time has come to reveal the meaning of life to the masses. On one hand, it is as if we are playing on the edge. But on the other hand, we say nice things such as, “Let’s live in unity, let’s begin to love one another so that everything will be good.”

The wisdom of Kabbalah is not intended to arouse revolutionary passions in any one, neither in the elite nor in ordinary people. It doesn’t call people to fight but offers to make a soft revolution in a peaceful manner. This is the true spring, when after the long frost, after the inner emptiness, the gradual return to life begins.

Question: Will the elite agree to that?

Answer: The leaders will also change along with the masses, since we all change together. They will begin to realize that, first of all, the environmental situation doesn’t allow us to remain on the same level. We can see what is happening to us.

Disrupting the ecological balance involves a much greater imbalance of the whole earth. No one knows how many billions of dollars have been invested this year and are still being invested in order to overcome the environmental disasters all over the world.

Along with ecological and climate problems, we will also encounter nutritional problems since we have polluted the soil even at the level of thoughts and feelings. But when the authorities begin to change, they will see that everthing has a limit and it is nature that limits us.

They will realize that we have to acquire a totally new perception, and instead of money that has lost its value, a new coin will appear that is related to the communication between people.

Money is a method of connection that emphasizes how much greater you are and how small I am compared to you, and how we can satisfy each other’s needs. In Hebrew the word “money” (Kesef) stems from the word “cover” (Masach), which means that I cover the difference between us.

New methods of communication between people will emerge instead of relationships that are based on money. They will become popular, because society itself will begin to change. If it were only the environment that changed, we would still remain the same puppets and the authorities would continue to endlessly play with us. But because everyone will change, the perception will also change, and the authorities will operate in a totally different manner.

I believe that this will happen in the near future and I hope to see at least the beginning of this change. This is what I am living for.

We assist in the hastening of time. Our ideas automatically flow into society since we are an integral part of it. Accordingly we hasten the development of the elite as well.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/18/14

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laitman_568_01Opinion (Bill Gates, American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer): “Speaking at Washington, D.C. economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute, Gates said that within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation… .

“Gates believes that the tax codes are going to need to change to encourage companies to hire employees, including, perhaps, eliminating income and payroll taxes altogether. He’s also not a fan of raising the minimum wage, fearing that it will discourage employers from hiring workers in the very categories of jobs that are most threatened by automation.”

My Comment: Gates believes that in this way layoffs will be prevented, unemployment will become hidden, i.e., people will be attached to their jobs, which will prevent the decomposition of society—what we see today in the immigrant districts, where people live on welfare.

Kabbalah believes that it is necessary to involve everyone in the method of Integral Education and Upbringing to correct human nature. After all, this is what the law of our development requires of us.

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The Ban On Blasphemy

laitman_546_01The Torah, “Leviticus,” 20:9: For any man who curses his father or mother there be that curseth his father or his mother shall be put to death…

The upper level is called Aba and Ima (Father and Mother). The lower level is its sons and daughters, or ZON.

If the lower level doesn’t respect and honor Aba and Ima, which means that it doesn’t want to ascend and be under the upper level, it cannot grow and thus detaches itself from them as if killing itself.

To respect and honor means to annul yourself before the upper level. This is what the ascent of the lower levels is based on since the state of its first ascent is the state of an embryo. An embryo can already exist in the upper only if it totally annuls itself before the upper. To curse means to assume that the laws according to which the upper level exists are not higher than the laws according to which the lower level exists.
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A Unique Relationship Towards The Creator’s Chosen

laitman_749_03Question: It has been the fate of the Jewish people that so much suffering has fallen upon them throughout history that sometimes they have wanted to ask the Creator to choose some other people for the role of the chosen next time. Why have we received such special treatment?

Answer: The same part of all of humanity that is more developed than anyone else for discovering the Creator has gotten this unique relationship. Therefore, they are called Israel (“Yashar-El” – “Straight to the Creator”).

Anyone who feels a similar yearning in his heart and joins this group, meaning that he becomes a Jew (Yehudi, from the word “Yichud” – unity) and unites with the others to discover the Creator, by being included among the people of Israel, will also become subject to this pressure and cannot flee.

The more that we develop and approach the end, the point when we must embody our mission to the whole world, accordingly we feel greater and greater pressure, struggle, and hatred. And the nations of the world don’t understand the reason for their hatred. By discovering the same forces with which we ourselves must yearn and move forward, we connect and unite more and more and draw all the other peoples after us.

But instead, we try to arrange a relaxed and comfortable life for ourselves. Therefore the same intense forces that we must activate and haven’t begin to put pressure on us through the nations of the world. Today we are only feeling the earliest symptoms of this global pressure on us. If we don’t succeed in showing that we are carrying out our mission, we will invite upon ourselves a very great tsunami.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/28/14

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Dr. Michael LaitmanTowards the Revelation of the Creator

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the essence of the revelation of the Creator and the connection between us. In fact, even the ancient Babylonians wanted to reveal Him and the Tower of Babel became the symbol of their attempt, their effort, to do so. But back then, the majority intended to succeed in the framework of their egoism and only very few realized that it was necessary to ascend above self-love.

When we refer to the revelation of the Creator, we refer to the upper force that manages all of our reality and leads it to the most sublime state that is called the revelation of the Creator to His created beings in this world. This is the goal of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The whole evolutionary process, the development of all our reality, is eventually meant only to reveal the Creator and to reach complete adhesion with Him until we resemble Him and become equivalent to Him when all of humanity, the whole world, all of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature are united with Him.

Question: What exactly is this similarity?

Answer: It means that a person gradually reaches the complete attribute of bestowal that is revealed by love. Then a person feels love for everyone.

A Role Model for Humanity

Adam, who lived twenty generations before Abraham, was the first to speak about the Creator. He was the first human being in our world who discovered the method of revealing the Creator and fulfilled it.

As for Abraham, he fulfilled the method with a big group of people. According to Rambam, tens of thousands of people followed Abraham from Babylon to the land of Canaan.

They are the ones who laid the foundations for the Jewish nation by learning to format the attribute of love inside them, thus attaining resemblance and equivalence to the one unique force that operates in nature. This is the reason that the Israeli nation is called the chosen people, because they were chosen to serve others, which means to lead other people to the sublime state of love.

Question: Is everyone in the world capable of resembling the Creator?

Answer: Eventually yes. The question is when and under what conditions, but one way or the other there is a spark hidden in everyone that needs to be ignited to draw a person to the revelation of the Creator.

Question: So what is the exact meaning of the Jewish nation being chosen?

Answer: It means that it is obliged to reveal the Creator to the whole world, to draw everyone to the Creator, to set an example, and to show how to live with the Creator in our environment.

Don’t Believe, Reveal

Question: What should we do with those who don’t believe in God at all?

Answer: What we speak about doesn’t relate to religious people or to atheists. I may have been brought up with the belief that God exists. In fact, this may be part of my upbringing that has been rooted in me since my childhood and thatI have accepted as an axiom for life. However, neither my teachers nor I have actually revealed the Creator.

In fact, the Creator isn’t what humanity can ever imagine in the framework of religions and beliefs. It is the attribute of bestowal that is the basis of the whole universe, of every human being and of all of matter. It includes all of reality, manages and develops it until it all reveals this attributes, until it absorbs it from the outside. Then the attribute of bestowal will awaken it from the inside, and everyone will unite with this external force.

The attribute of bestowal is currently concealed in all our reality and we have to remove the veil to reveal it. This is called “revealing the Creator.”

To this end we are attracted to the attribute of love and bestowal and our impulse helps us discover it inside us in the matter of our desire. So we don’t have to believe in the Creator but reveal Him.

We Were Chosen by Our Desire

Question: So who has chosen us if it isn’t God in the traditional sense?

Answer: Our desire to reveal Him is what makes us chosen, given we have that desire. This desire motivated Abraham, a very well-known educated man, a kind of public figure who used to worship idols. Suddenly he began to speak differently: Why do we suffer, what is our goal, etc.?

Others felt that they suddenly somehow responded to his message because the same desire had awoken in them too. This is how a group was formed that later became the chosen people.

Question: So what is the role of this nation today?

Answer: Today we still are talking about a group of people whose goal is to reveal the Creator to all of humanity and thus bring humanity to the level of wholeness, beauty, love, eternity and peace.
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