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The Roots Of Anti-Semitism, Part 1

Laitman_043Question: Recently, the topic of anti-Semitism has become very acute. We hear of its manifestation all over the world, and what must be done in order for it to disappear?

Answer: Anti-Semitism is a natural hatred toward the Jewish nation that started at the time of Abraham. It is explained that Abraham went in another way and decided to obtain the opposite nature from the nature of the whole world. He chose the nature of love and unity, and the rest of the world went with its ego in the way of mutual competition.

The natural hatred toward connection is hidden inside the ego, whereas the group of Abraham was always willing to accept any one that wanted to join them. During the time since ancient Babylon, these two groups have evolved. As a result, Nimrod’s group scattered all over the globe, and today it includes 7 million people.

The group of Abraham, in the course of development, became the nation of Israel. This group was much smaller than the rest of humanity but included people that succeed in overcoming their ego and uniting.

For some time they existed in such a state of unity, but the ego constantly grew; the ego, the desire to enjoy, is the whole matter of creation. The force of love, connection, has to be added over the egoistic desire all the time. And this depends on the people and their work. Such work is called spiritual work of the Creator.

The force of the ego pushes us to disconnect. And we need to clothe the force of love and unity upon it. The group of Abraham worked on that. They were not satisfied with their growing ego, which allowed them to get stronger, conquer more, and succeed in science, in new technologies, in ordinary life, and to win wars.

And to this day, countries and every single person plays with their ego, everyone, big and small, without exception. But Abraham’s group received a different guidance. He taught them how the world is arranged and they started to feel it.

If we go only with the force of the ego, then we see all our life only through the ego. We are built in such a way that we grasp reality through our ego. This reality is one-sided because behind all our senses exist only egoistic forces. That is why we all see the world the way it is now.

But if we will overcome this force of ego and dominate it with the help of the altruistic force, we will receive connection with each other. Then we will begin to clothe the egoistic world in a different form, an altruistic one. And we will reveal additional forces in this world that we did not know about before. This additional unknown force is the force of love and bestowal.

As soon as we develop this force within us, we will begin to see its presence surrounding us. This force is called the “Creator.” He created and holds the whole creation, and does not let it scatter to all kinds of direction. He is keeping it as something whole and unified under the control of the one law we exist in. This is the force of creation.

So those people that followed Abraham understood and felt reality in another form. They saw that reality is perfect and that two forces are working in it: positive and negative (plus and minus), altruism and egoism.

Therefore they became smarter. They were able to understand more and to reach bigger achievements and greater success in comparison to the rest of the nations. They perceived the complete reality and achieved it. They revealed additional forces that other nations did not observe. Within these people an additional development occurred. In addition to reason and science to help take more advantage of our egoism; they achieved wisdom and a method that enabled them to work above egoism, in the opposite form, in bestowal.

The nation of Israel was more flexible then the rest of the nations and therefore more successful. Therefore, the ancient Hebrews were very well developed and wrote the Torah. Later in the Middle Ages, German, French, and Italian philosophers wrote that all science comes from the Jews.

Question: How is it related to anti-Semitism of today?

Answer: The nations of the world have a feeling that Jews hold a special approach to nature, to our life. They see, understand, and feel inside nature’s forces and additional phenomenon; they succeed more than others.

More than that, with their success, it is as if they steal from the rest of the nations the achievements that they were supposed to reach. Everything goes to the Jews because they are able to know more about life thanks to their shrewdness and with the two forces they own, instead of one; they see further and understand what happens in a wider way.

In this way, Jews sought victory over life, and in the end, over all the other nations. All the nations watch this situation from a competitive point of view, from the side of the ego, and that’s why it looks so dark to them.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 11/25/14

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From One Level To The Next

laitman_232_04Question: The name of the weekly section in the Torah called “Ki Tazria” can be translated as: to sow, to plant, to conceive, to give birth. Does that mean that it refers to different things?

Answer: No. It is about the same actions but on different levels: vegetative, animate, and spiritual.

It order to give birth to something, we must first collect something; to clarify and purify different things that we don’t need and that can only harm and become an interruption. We have to sort them out and to understand what needs to be separated and what we don’t need. Only then is a new state born. Here we are given the instructions how to do so.

If the previous section tells us about the vegetative level and how to plant, raise, and reap the crops, now it is about the same thing but in a person, in a mother. The birth of every body and its development take place according to the same rules but on a different level each time. First, it is on the level of the corporeal body and then the same thing happens on a moral level, on the level of recognition, the level of consciousness, etc.
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laitman_557The Torah, “Leviticus,” 12:6 – 12:7: And when the days of her purification have been completed whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a sheep in its first year as a burnt offering, and a young dove or a turtle dove as a sin offering, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, to the Cohen.

And he shall offer it up before the Lord and effect atonement for her, and thus, she will be purified from the source of her blood. This is the law of a woman who gives birth to a male or a female.

Offering a sacrifice means to get closer to the Creator, when I can correct myself by taking additional desires and receiving the Light of correction unto them. In other words, I take a sacrifice in my desires and sacrifice them to the Creator to be used in order to bestow.

Now after the birth of my new spiritual figure in the form of a man, I have to identify these additional desires inside me from the lower animate level. It is because a person is born from a corporeal body that still has these attributes (a lamb for a burnt offering and a young dove or a turtle dove, etc.), which can be corrected in order to bestow.

These are additional corrections, that is, I corrected myself on the human level and was born on the next level, and what is left are different desires on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature are offered to the priest (Cohen).

The Cohen is the highest level of correction in man in which he raises inside him desires of the animate level (a lamb, a young dove or a turtle dove) and corrects them; first he kills their animate life and then he raises them to the level of human use but in a revised form.

Here there are already the laws of the Kashrut: how to slaughter and to process the animals and in what and who is allowed to eat them, during what hours, etc. But all these are spiritual categories, not corporeal ones.

“And she will be purified from the source of her blood” means that the descent of the desires that cannot be corrected will stop. Blood is the lowest, most impure desire! Blood (Dam) comes from the word “Domem” (inanimate level). It is impossible to correct this desire. We should wait only for the source of blood to stop and begin the correction of the next level.
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Kabbalah And Jungian Psychology

laitman_205Question: I have found many answers to questions and an understanding and awareness of the world in Jungian psychology. Is there a connection between the wisdom of Kabbalah and psychology?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah and materialistic psychology are closely linked. But the idea is that psychology is involved with investigating the psychology of an animal called the “human.”

For every beast—a horse, an ape or an elephant—has its own behavioral psychology and so forth. So it is possible to learn the psychology of the human as a beast through the works of Jung and the rest of the scientists, because they investigate ordinary human nature.

But if you want to learn the psychology of the soul, then ordinary psychology won’t help you; it won’t be enough. Scientific psychologists cannot investigate it because they haven’t attained their own soul. Here the wisdom of Kabbalah is required.

Those who come to the wisdom of Kabbalah are people who feel that they must attain the meaning of life. But if ordinary psychology is enough for you, be involved with that; that’s your business.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is required for someone who cannot live without a clear answer to the question: “What am living for?”  But if this question doesn’t burn in you, then you can be involved with whatever you want. We don’t invite people who are involved with something else to us.

If we are talking about human behavior in our world, then this is ordinary materialistic psychology. It is correct and justified in the framework of our daily behavior and it investigates people and society with the help of our materialistic characteristics, and after that it is recorded and compiled into an entire method.

But if we want to investigate human behavior that rises above its egoistic characteristics, then psychology becomes the wisdom of Kabbalah there, because a person must change receptive characteristics into the characteristics of bestowal, transforming egoism into altruism, feeling himself exiting the egoistic body. And if he investigates these states and records them, then for him the result is a psychology called the “wisdom of Kabbalah.”

He will record this in the form of Aviut (the depth of the desire), Sefirot, worlds, and levels. Precise knowledge will appear in him about how his actions change according to his ascent above the ego, from connection with others and so forth. This will be a science based upon a revision, a precise perception of reality. Everything that we investigate in ordinary science we can investigate in this higher psychology called the “wisdom of Kabbalah.”

But the wisdom of Kabbalah is not at all involved with the behavior of an ordinary person in our world. Materialistic psychology is involved with this. That is its use. Before a person discovers the upper world, where he feels his altruistic desire, we are dealing with psychology.

And from that moment on, we are involved with the wisdom of Kabbalah. So Jung and all the rest of the psychologists were interested only in the level of our world. And they don’t exist above it.
From the International Summer Camp In Bulgaria “Day Two” 7/12/14, Lesson #4

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Spiritual Combinatorics

laitman_552_02The Torah, “Leviticus,” 20:11: And a man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon themselves.

This speaks about the higher degree versus the lower degree.

There is a special combinatorics between a father and a mother that is, among all the men who are at the highest level next to the father, and all women who are at the same level next to the mother. There is only one type of communication here: father, mother, and me. I will not be able to go up to the next level in any other way.

I cannot be in contact with either the left (female) or the right (male) part of the higher degree if they do not correlate to me. In this case, between the higher degree and mine there will be no regular communication, and without it the Light will not work.

Therefore, the prohibitions of the Torah are presented categorically, because if I wrongfully use the degree I am at now, although I have achieved it with a great difficulty, I will lose it. Therefore, there is a general rule: “It is preferred to sit and do nothing than to do something wrong.”

Question: In the spiritual world, all communications that do not give rise to the next level are forbidden. What does “forbidden” mean?

Answer: This is a ban for the wrong contact with the higher degree. If you are at the point at which you begin the contact, if you want to climb one degree higher to attain the Creator, every time you attain Him deeper and deeper, such a descent eventually lowers you.

This is similar to a child’s game when by advancing the chip you move towards the finish line and suddenly you are thrown backward.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.11.15

Writings of Rabash, Shlavei HaSulam,” “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2” 

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The Book of Zohar  – Selected Excerpts, “Prayer” 

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Histaklut Pnimit, Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 1 

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Writings of Rabash,  “Shlavei HaSulam,” Article 11 

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