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Moving Into The Hands That Hold The Good Force

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In what way is the revelation of the Creator at the time of the giving of the Torah greater than what happens at the time of the exodus from Egypt and the splitting of the Red Sea?

Answer: The revelation of the Creator at the time of the Exodus and the splitting of the Red Sea were simply actions carried out by the Creator. And the giving of the Torah was a transmission of the method and the power of what is higher to people so that they could use it correctly. And so it is such an important revelation.

In this manner people were given the possibility, the opportunity and ability, that through their effort, they could carry out the actions required to reach adhesion. Other than this, nothing is required from us. All the rest of the forms of help, revelations and concealments, exiles and redemptions, all come from Above like angels from the Creator, and are the forces that operate in creation.

But the giving of the Torah means that the power to work on our own was given into our hands. There has been no greater event than this because it refers to me as a person who can carry something out independently and personally. The opportunity was given to me to resemble the Creator, and it is not just that something good was done for me by allowing me to pass through the Red Sea or taking me out of Egypt.

Question: In what way was the Kli that was expected for the giving of the Torah different from the Kli for the exodus from Egypt?

Answer: This was a completely different Kli. The Kli for the exodus from Egypt is the desire to be detached from my egoistic nature, my evil inclination. I simply want all of my evil to leave me and not hold me in slavery. I want to take it off, tear it out of my heart and mind. It will remain somewhere behind me, in my AHP, but I want to be rid of it, “To be a free people in our land,” willingly.

But this is not enough. So I got rid of it and what else?

At the time of the giving of the Torah, a higher Power was given to me. I seemingly hold in my hands the power of the Creator and can remove my evil and bring it up again in myself when I understand that I need it so that I can correct it every time and ascend in this way.

In my hands is found the power of good, the power of correction. Formerly, I only needed to ask, as it is said in Exodus 2:23: …and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God. This was a cry from powerlessness: “Save us, help us, do this and that.” And at the time of the giving of the Torah, even though I depend upon Him, we become partners.
From the preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/03/14

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The Era Of Anti-Liberalism

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Eugene Chernich, commentator): “There was a Transatlantic alliance between the Rothschilds (an estate of over 3.2 trillion dollars) and the Rockefellers (a trillion less). But the number one family was the Baruchs. Perhaps their financial state was lower than that of the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, but the situation at the top of the global financial ladder is higher and more serious.

“In 1613, they created the Standard Chartered Bank – the bank of banks! The real power is the secret power. The Rothschilds continue to steer economics. The next step is the removal of the ‘young money,’ and this confiscation will postpone the collapse of the world economy for 5-10 years.

“Thus, the old families joined forces to remove the financial upstarts. In general, the anti-liberal course is gaining strength in the global economy. A completely new era – the era of anti-liberalism – is being revealed before our very eyes.”

My Comment: Whatever they decide in silence among the families at the top, nature is leading creation to similarity to the upper force, the attainment of the property of bestowal and love. This will happen either forcibly or voluntarily, and anyone can choose, from the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Baruchs, down to the very poor!

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The Cause Of Drug Addiction

Laitman_154In the News (from The Huffington Post): “It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned – and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true.… But what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong — and there is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it.

“If we truly absorb this new story, we will have to change a lot more than the drug war. We will have to change ourselves….

“Experiment 1: “Put a rat in a cage, alone, with two water bottles. One is just water. The other is water laced with heroin or cocaine. Almost every time you run this experiment, the rat will become obsessed with the drugged water, and keep coming back for more and more, until it kills itself.

“Experiment 2: “Professor Alexander [a professor of Psychology in Vancouver called Bruce Alexander] built Rat Park. It is a lush cage where the rats would have colored balls and the best rat-food and tunnels to scamper down and plenty of friends: everything a rat about town could want. What, Alexander wanted to know, will happen then?

“In Rat Park, all the rats obviously tried both water bottles, because they didn’t know what was in them. But what happened next was startling.

“The rats with good lives didn’t like the drugged water. They mostly shunned it, consuming less than a quarter of the drugs the isolated rats used. None of them died. While all the rats who were alone and unhappy became heavy users, none of the rats who had a happy environment did. …

“At first, I thought this was merely a quirk of rats, until I discovered that there was — at the same time as the Rat Park experiment — a helpful human equivalent taking place. It was called the Vietnam War. Time magazine reported using heroin was ‘as common as chewing gum’ among U.S. soldiers, and there is solid evidence to back this up: some 20 percent of U.S. soldiers had become addicted to heroin there, according to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Many people were understandably terrified; they believed a huge number of addicts were about to head home when the war ended.

“But in fact some 95 percent of the addicted soldiers — according to the same study — simply stopped. Very few had rehab. They shifted from a terrifying cage back to a pleasant one, so didn’t want the drug any more. …

“Experiment 3: “After the first phase of Rat Park, Professor Alexander then took this test further. He reran the early experiments, where the rats were left alone, and became compulsive users of the drug. He let them use for fifty-seven days — if anything can hook you, it’s that. Then he took them out of isolation, and placed them in Rat Park. He wanted to know, if you fall into that state of addiction, is your brain hijacked, so you can’t recover? Do the drugs take you over? What happened is — again — striking. The rats seemed to have a few twitches of withdrawal, but they soon stopped their heavy use, and went back to having a normal life. The good cage saved them. …

“Here’s one example of an experiment that is happening all around you, and may well happen to you one day. If you get run over today and you break your hip, you will probably be given diamorphine, the medical name for heroin.  In the hospital around you, there will be plenty of people also given heroin for long periods, for pain relief. … So if the old theory of addiction is right — it’s the drugs that cause it; they make your body need them — then it’s obvious what should happen. Loads of people should leave the hospital and try to score smack on the streets to meet their habit.

But here’s the strange thing: It virtually never happens. As the Canadian doctor Gabor Mate was the first to explain to me, medical users just stop, despite months of use. The same drug, used for the same length of time, turns street-users into desperate addicts and leaves medical patients unaffected. …

“The street-addict is like the rats in the first cage, isolated, alone, with only one source of solace to turn to. The medical patient is like the rats in the second cage. She is going home to a life where she is surrounded by the people she loves. The drug is the same, but the environment is different. …

“So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection. … Ironically, the war on drugs actually increases all those larger drivers of addiction. For example, I went to a prison in Arizona — ‘Tent City’ — where inmates are detained in tiny stone isolation cages (‘The Hole’) for weeks and weeks on end to punish them for drug use. And when those prisoners get out, they will be unemployable because of their criminal record — guaranteeing they with be cut off even more. …

“There is an alternative. You can build a system that is designed to help drug addicts to reconnect with the world — and so leave behind their addictions.

“Portugal had one of the worst drug problems in Europe, with 1 percent of the population addicted to heroin. They had tried a drug war, and the problem just kept getting worse. So they decided to do something radically different. They resolved to decriminalize all drugs, and transfer all the money they used to spend on arresting and jailing drug addicts, and spend it instead on reconnecting them — to their own feelings, and to the wider society. The most crucial step is to get them secure housing, and subsidized jobs so they have a purpose in life, and something to get out of bed for. …

“This isn’t only relevant to the addicts I love. It is relevant to all of us, because it forces us to think differently about ourselves. Human beings are bonding animals. We need to connect and love. The wisest sentence of the twentieth century was E.M. Forster’s — ‘only connect.’ But we have created an environment and a culture that cut us off from connection, or offer only the parody of it offered by the Internet. The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live — constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us. …

“The writer George Monbiot has called this ‘the age of loneliness…’ We need now to talk about social recovery — how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation that is sinking on us like a thick fog.”

My Comment: Restoring good mutual communication between people, in spite of our egoism, is an absolute panacea for all our ills. And then, through the attainment of unity, it leads us to the Upper World, to perfect eternal existence.

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Access To The Fate Control Console

laitman_277Question: How do I get access to a console that controls the film of life?

Answer: It is necessary to rise above your egoism to where your thoughts, desires, forces, and actions all aimed at bestowal are and not towards their own benefit. A life at such a height requires that you make a restriction of your egoism and acquire an anti-egoistic screen, to enclose yourself with a shield, ensuring that you will never think about any action for your own sake. If you are protected against egoistic intentions, then you will be allowed to enter there.

Question: Whose benefit will I be thinking of if not about my own?

Answer: You will be thinking about the benefit of the whole overall program, its correct, good, and fast implementation for the good of all creatures. If you are going to dream about it, you will be able to come to it. After all, this is when you will be able to join the forces that are called “angels” actively participating in their work.

Question: Is it scary to reveal angels?

Answer: There is nothing to worry about. Angels are just a force, as if all of the powers of this world. You will learn to use them, and they will begin to listen to you. The forces of nature are called angels. The force of gravity is also an angel.

You come into the control room of all creation to participate in its management, along with all the other forces of nature for the benefit of humanity, promoting it to the desired goal. After entering there, you will be obliged to arm yourself with the power of love. Then you will use all available forces there for the benefit of all mankind.

Question: Do I get the power not only over my own destiny, but also the power over the fate of all the others?

Answer: You will not be interested in your personal destiny; you will take care of all of humanity, all souls. You will gain control of the entire program of creation in order to promote it by the Light that is directed towards the good development.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 1/11/15

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45 Minutes For Mutual Guarantee

laitman_528_01Question: The specifics of my work involve my constantly interacting with lots of people. How can I avoid conflicts and enhance cooperation? After all, we are so different…

Answer: One has to display a special wisdom. There are closed societies where it is necessary for people to get alone with each other initially.

There are special exercises and very difficult techniques. For instance, people execute space mission for six months or leave for a lengthy submarine deployment.

Of course, at any place of work there are always people with whom we collaborate easily, we understand them and they understand us. How to establish the right relationship itself is what mankind is still trying to learn.

Question: What are the criteria for a successful cooperation? How should the similarity of people manifest itself?

Answer: They should be similar to each other. It happens everywhere ranging from common taste in food, music, sports, and ending with habits. I am talking about ordinary people and not those who deliberately overcome themselves in something.

Question: How can we inwardly enrich ourselves by using our distinctive features, different views?

Answer: There is only one solution that allows you to connect different, distant, divergent people where each one of them is the whole world in itself. This, however, does not mean digging inside each of them.

Every day they should discuss certain topics in their circles. For instance, it should be for an hour or at least 45 minutes. This way they can mutually engage each other.

Question: Suppose we are in a working group and together we need to produce something. Everyone has their own opinion, their quality, one sees the whole process differently and strives to win over the rest. How can this type of interconnection help us get to the fruit of our cooperative work and achieve the best result?

Answer: If this “Hitkalelut” (interconnection) will occur according to the principles of integral education, with members of the work group building a certain platform above each other (every one of them), called mutual guarantee, mutual permeation, in short, this is a correct unity.

Although each of them, in fact, comes from a different environment: the parental home, kindergarten, school, different culture and mentality; at this point they seem to rise above all the differences between them, as if they go towards a new “mother,” the general mother for all, which is called “Divinity.”

Of course, you need to start with the rules of the seminar. It is not necessary to interrupt each other, disagree, and argue. This form of communication is still poorly known to mankind, but it has to be learned.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/11/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.03.15

Lesson on the Topic: Preparation for the Convention

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Souls,” Item 129

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 1, “Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words,” Item 15

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, “Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words,” Item 4

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