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Science Is Becoming Convinced Of The Existence Of God

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Eric Metaxas, American author, speaker, TV host): “In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.

“…Astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist.

“The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something—or Someone—beyond itself.”

My Comment: There are many articles written on this subject. We have come to the logical conclusion of the need to justify the existence of the mind (design) outside of nature. But here science stops and comes to an invisible wall because it is impossible to penetrate beyond it with our data. But we can change our nature.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how it is possible to do this and how to obtain the properties of the other world, and thanks to these acquired properties, to enter that world.
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Israelis In Egypt

laitman_557The Midrash “BeShalach”: …In addition to that, the cloud cast darkness on the Egyptian camp in order to protect the children of Israel. The plague of darkness in Egypt lasted only six days (and not seven like the other plagues). The Lord reserved the seventh day of darkness precisely for such a case.

When the Egyptians advanced along their way in the dark, by cursing and shooting arrows, the vision of the Jewish camp that is illuminated by the cloud of the Creator appeared before them, and the children of Israel ate, drank, and praised and glorified the Creator.

All this theater is inside a person. It all depends on a person’s perspective as he watches what is going on. If it is from the perspective of his egoistic attributes, he is very upset, but if it is from the perspective of the altruistic attributes, he eats, drinks, and then everything is fine.

However, the movement forward and the advancement are actually based on the unity of these two opposite inclinations: egoism and altruism; it cannot be one without the other. Even the entrance into the Dead Sea (Yam Suf) is under the influence of the two forces.

Indeed, we never detach ourselves from our egoistic attributes no matter what we call them: the Egyptians, Egypt, or Pharaoh. Both these attributes and the others go through different transformations at the same time. As was said earlier, some celebrate, some go wild, and some go crazy. The two attributes are in a person, one opposite the other.

Escaping from Egypt means wanting your altruistic forces to dominate you. However, they cannot dominate you in such a way that you would give in to them and not want to know anything. No! You must be in your egoistic attribute above every altruistic attribute.

They never separate. Even if it says that some of them escaped and others drowned, they remain, but in a dead state until they reawaken in you once again and draw you in their direction. However, they cannot disappear and always are ready for action.

The egoistic desires do not disappear until the last correction. Then, they change completely, as written, “…the angel of death becomes a holy angel…”

Thus, the Israelis cannot exist without the Egyptians because one cannot be without the other.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/30/14

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Who Is More Important In The Analog System Of Nature?

Laitman_703_04Question: Which part is more important to correct: “Israel” or the “nations of the world”?

Answer: This is a single integral system in which each one is connected with all. It is impossible to activate even the smallest desire of Galgalta ve Eynaim separately. In spite of everything, a person influences the entire system without even understanding it.

It is impossible to change anything in one place without changing the entire system. This is because it is analogical.

There are discrete systems that operate according to pulses. The signal, meaning the external activator, enters and gradually passes by way of the entire system, pulse after pulse, until it reaches the end. That is how the simple systems that we build according to our egoistic intellect are constructed. We perceive the world like that; we see that there is a beginning and an end, pulses, a progressive process from beginning to end.

But if we are talking about another form of nature and not that which we are able to perceive, then we must agree that nature is a circular system that has no beginning, end or middle, and there are no sequential processes that flow according to a chain of cause and effect. It turns out that everything is a single complete system that is entirely created immediately.

The four phases of the Direct Light and the continuing development of Malchut of Infinity are activities that exist only in regard to us, but that is not how it truly is. It appears to us in a form like this because we ourselves are not circular; we are not whole, like this system.

The higher system operates everything and there is no part in it that is independent. This is not a system in which a signal enters and leaves. Rather, when the higher system receives some external influence, after a while it becomes stabilized and then we see the results throughout the entire system. The signal takes it out of equilibrium and after that it stabilizes itself and takes on the next state.

We are not built like circular systems so it is difficult for us to understand how the entire creation works. But a person who acquires spiritual desires sees that all of his desires are connected to everyone else. He no longer sees a difference between his desires and foreign desires because everything becomes his.

If I influence everyone and receive a chain reaction from everyone, then where am “I” found and where are “they”? All of us adhere to each other. The only thing that remains is the arrangement of what is before and after, as well as the division into what is internal and what external on a new level: What is it that is more important and less important to that single overall system?

Therefore, not even the smallest part within Israel can exist without our clarifying its benefit to the entire system. For through this we want to open a passage for the Light to enter the system and correct it. So we must take the entire system into account. The mechanism of “Israel” cannot exist if it is not connected to the entire system and if it doesn’t consider that it must serve the system, for it exists only for this purpose. So AHP and GE of Israel exist only for the good of the general AHP, for the good of the entire shattered Kli.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14, Shamati #66

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From Person To Person

laitman_942Question: How is it possible to convey the integral method and share it with thousands of people so that they will avoid the blows that we have received, and the mistakes that we have made?

Answer: With them the realization of the integral method will be carried out in a different manner. Today a small child who is still sitting in a stroller is already playing the same games that we were afraid to approach.

And he not only pushes on the electronic buttons of the games, but also, to our surprise, understands what he is pressing. So everything will be different, but how, I don’t know, this doesn’t interest me. I need to work now, working with the tasks of today.

Question: What number of people do we need to encompass through our method? Is there a particular number?

Answer: I think that our method will spread from person to person in the inner network between us, because all people are connected, like in a mycelium. A mycelium is a network that encompasses everything that grows in a forest: trees, mushrooms, flowers, wildflowers, and so forth. Everything is linked by fine threads. That is also how we are connected.

External dissemination influences inner dissemination. And inner dissemination is very rapid; in just about a fraction of a moment entire continents are transformed. People suddenly begin to respond to our words as if they had already heard them while sitting in front of us. We don’t need to be concerned about it. We must only do everything that we can.

It is said that the moment that we attain the first spiritual level, the Upper Light will stream through us over all the rest of the levels of the world. We are working on the external public not to correct the masses, but to raise ourselves to the first spiritual level. And then the Light that fills us will pour over the edge of our Kli and fill them.

It is for this that we are working with them. Their need, their deficiency, is imperative to us.

Question: It follows that what interests us more is how many friends we activate in this?

Answer: The number of friends who are activated doesn’t interest us; rather, it is the quality and quantity of their total value of qualitative and quantitative needed for our urgent requirement for the Light to correct us.

If you are experiencing fear before you go out to disseminate, this is very good, it means that you need the Creator. If it isn’t so strong in the meantime, wait, He is still preparing a surprise for you.

Question: Why is it that when we hold a workshop in the center we think much more about the Creator and approach unity but when we go out to an event, this thought disappears and we begin to think about technical things: how we express ourselves, what must we do and so forth? How is it possible to maintain the thought about the Creator, for after all, this is our main task?

Answer: Right, this will be your main task. And in the meantime you need to feel how much your appearance before the public brings you the thought that this is what is determining everything now, and not the Creator. As much as you come under the influence of the environment, you suddenly become businessmen, high-tech people, and the like. You are immersed in thoughts about how this will work. One way or another, you will immediately forget that the Creator is doing all of it. But it should not overtake the events. All of this will come with time.
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From the Convention in Sochi “Day Two” 7/14/14, Lesson 3

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Coming Out Of Our Corners Towards Each Other

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe must connect ourselves to the same force that manages all parts of creation in order to improve our situation. It is up to us to cause it to influence us harmoniously, for it is good and that does good. This force produced the entire universe, the planet Earth, it created all of our lives and develops us according to its program. It has led us from the big bang to our day through the process of evolution. With great wisdom, it connects all parts of reality, but up until now, only a small fraction of reality has been known to us and we are confused even about that.

We are still very weak in the area of science, but in addition, the science of connection has been given to us, making it possible to be aware of the general force of nature. This force transmits knowledge to us called the wisdom of Kabbalah. As long as we investigate reality with the help of our physical intelligence, we receive the most meager facts about reality. We obtain scant knowledge about physics, chemistry, biology, botany, and astronomy.

We know a little about everything, but we don’t have the general picture. There are so many different sciences precisely because we are not ready to digest everything together and see one universal formula for all of reality, as Einstein dreamed of.

This indicates the limitations of our vision. And the main thing in the attainment of reality is not to see its parts but the connection between the parts. It is possible to discover all of science according to this connection. Indeed, in all of reality, only one force exists that advances it towards a particular purpose (the goal of creation). The goal of creation is unknown to us and we don’t understand why and where some kind of force is pushing us since we lack this knowledge.

Reality is whole and the general force of nature is whole, but human perception is the opposite and doesn’t allow us to see all of reality in a general integral form. Therefore, reality doesn’t appear to us as good. To help us correct ourselves and our perception, the sense of the general global crisis has been given to us.

The crisis was created because reality is beginning to approach us as one complete picture. We suddenly feel that everything is connected in politics, the economy, and in human society. In general, we understand that according to the laws, this is how it must be since everything is mutually connected in our universe: all the stars and the galaxies. But we still don’t know how we are connected to all of this. We investigate the laws of inanimate nature and a bit of the laws of the vegetative and the animate nature in a most limited form. But the laws of connection between one person and another are not known to us at all. Now for the first time, the network of connection that connects everyone has been revealed to us.

In the meantime, we don’t want to be aware of this connection and everyone wants to exist by himself. So apparently an opposite process is taking place, for each one tries to isolate himself because it is not comfortable for us to feel that we are connected. Entire nations isolate and fence themselves off, amplifying protectionism.

A person wants everyone to leave him alone and let him live quietly without needing anyone. This is our opposition to connection.

But the general force of nature that pushes us forward brings us to a unique state. We discover that we are found in a global, integral system of connection, connected by millions of connections and channels to such an extent that nobody can move, like a puppet on a string tied to a billion other threads that connect it with all the other puppets everyone. So we are all connected together.

If I were just connected with all the others, well, that would be all right. But in addition to this, they also hate me! And today, this is being revealed to us gradually. We are found in a world that is becoming more and more threatening to all of us.

Therefore, each one wants to hide in his apartment, in his own corner. The young don’t even want to marry and bring children into the world. They don’t want to communicate with anyone. They have a mobile phone and a computer, so they are compelled to communicate with the world only by way of these channels. Because of this, everything else doesn’t affect them.

If there is a possibility of working at home, then this is great, for then there is no need to see anyone at all. Today people are drawn to lives like these, every man for himself, or at most, for his family. And even the family is temporary. It is common today to sever familial connections a number of times and build them anew to break them once again.

All of this is happening because we are being obligated from above to be in connection between us. But we, on our side, try with all our might to sever this connection. We don’t want to be dependent upon each other because this connection is obligatory and threatening. About our times the prophets wrote, “The haters of a person are sitting in his house.” So a person avoids all connections. But in spite of it all, we must go out of our corners and take the first step towards one another.
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From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 6/16/14

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A Home Experiment In Changing Reality

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Does the solution that the wisdom of Kabbalah offers have a scientific basis or is it simply in feelings?

Answer: Certainly this solution is realized in a person in feelings, for we were created from the substance of the desire to receive. And so we feel everything through this desire and evaluate things only through that, both the good and the bad.

But it is absolutely a wisdom, it is science. The wisdom of Kabbalah precisely describes all of the systems in which we exist, our connections with each other, and the levels of ascent, meaning increasing and strengthening the connection between us according to 125 levels. The wisdom of Kabbalah uses scientific terminology, such as, five worlds, Partzufim, Aviut (level of desire), Masach (screen), and Ohr Hozer (Returning Light).

Through his correction, the Kabbalist corrects the whole world. As it is said in Proverbs 10:25: “…the righteous is an everlasting foundation.” Throughout all generations, the Kabbalists through their tried actions to “sweeten” our world. But now we have reached such a state in which not a Tzadik (a righteous person), but the whole of Israel, and after them the entire world, must reach conscious connection.

We must invite people to home workshops (home circles), for discussions around a “roundtable.” We are ready to simultaneously organize thousands of home roundtables like these in Israel, and attain positive results in this way.

We will immediately begin to feel very great changes in the Israeli society, and we will happily take part in meetings of this kind that will establish a good atmosphere throughout the nation. These meetings must be dedicated only to connection and unity between us and only for good attitudes. This will have a positive effect on health, familial relationships, and the well-being of each individual and all people in general.

This is an experiment at home that we can actively carry out and see good results.
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From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 6/16/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.28.15

Writings of Rabash, “Steps of the Ladder” 

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Torah – Studying at Night,” Item 367

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 8, Item 32

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 01.27.15

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King World News

laitman_272Opinion (Egon von Greyerz, Founder of Matterhorn Asset Management in Switzerland): “Central banks still believe that by printing money they can kick-start their economies and save the financial system. That’s not the case. There is no chance whatsoever to change the outcome of an indebted and bankrupt European economy….

“Even though this will have a short-term effect on markets, people need to understand that this just creates even more debt that will never be repaid. But the ECB is now pushing on a string because, sadly, printing money is the only thing they know how to do. …

“This is what all central banks have done — they’ve trapped themselves in a corner. They have zero or negative interest rates, they are printing more money, and they are buying more assets that they can’t sell and that are worth a lot less than they are paying for them. So every single central bank in the world is bankrupt because they will never, ever get the price for their assets that they paid for them. This is why the financial system will not survive, Eric, and a total global collapse is now in front of us.”

My Comment: The opinion of this man should be reckoned with. But no one reacts. “Central banks still believe that by printing money they can kick-start their economies and save the financial system.”

This will continue until the end because we cannot imagine a system other than an egoistic one because we have no other, altruistic properties. Kabbalists can only:

  1. Gradually implement, where possible, their education
  2. By their unity bring Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) – the correcting force (the Upper Light).

Indeed, only after people start getting appropriate changes in themselves will they be able to understand what the Kabbalists call for.
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