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The Twelve Tribes Of Israel

laitman_749_02The Torah, “Numbers” 1:1 – 1:3: “The Lord spoke to Moses in the Sinai Desert, in the Tent of Meeting on the first day of the second month, in the second year after the exodus from the land of Egypt, saying: “Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by families following their fathers’ houses; a head count of every male according to the number of their names. From twenty years old and upwards, all who are fit to go out to the army in Israel, you shall count them by their legions you and Aaron.”

“The Lord spoke to Moses in the Sinai Desert,” means that we are starting to look at everything that happens through the state of Moses in us.

Question: What is the meaning of: “Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by families following their fathers’ houses?”

Answer: It refers to the complete attainment of the structure of the soul on the current level. On the whole we are rebuilding the general soul that has been revealed to man and then was shattered. Its rebuilding has to be fulfilled according to certain phases. Every unit must have a concrete role and precise connections with the others.

How do we do that? The general soul is made of five parts: Keter, and four other parts which we mark by the letters “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey.” The zero part (Keter) cannot be divided. It is like a point that everything stems from. Each of the following parts is divided into three lines: the right line, the left line, and the middle line. The three lines are multiplied by four thus creating the twelve tribes.

This is how the calculation of each tribe is done: Have we all reached the state of wandering in the desert? This means that we have done everything in our power, that we have assembled everything above the attribute of absolute bestowal, and therefore we have nothing. Each of us is no one and nothing; we are in the desert. It is actually on top of this assembly that we can examine the building of the general soul, which means the intensity of each part of the twelve. This is called “take the sum of all the congregation” (the calculation) and this stems from the twelve sons of Jacob.

We examine the general structure of the whole soul and especially the general assembly of people (which are actually not people but their yearning to the Creator), and to what extent each of them annuls his self, to what extent he is connected to others and how together they all create one unique and unified system.

But what is the intensity of this system? To what extent are the parts of Hochma, Bina, Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut properly connected and act in mutual harmony? This is how we examine the state of the general soul.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/17/14

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From Genesis To Israel

Dr. Michael LaitmanEach of the five parts of the Torah represents a totally new level in a person’s development or in the development of a group of people who want to fulfill the conditions of the Torah in order to rise to the level of the Creator.

The Torah is like a spiritual elevator that raises our properties to a new level. Those who enter it and shut the doors are ready to work on themselves against their ego. They go through five egoistic phases, which are increasingly greater in their intensity and Aviut (thickness) because egoism is crafty.

While studying each of the five parts of the Torah, the ego grows not only in quantity, but also in quality. This is a very difficult and complicated process. But at the same time, a person grows wiser and begins to understand his egoistic nature. Moreover, it penetrates the connections between all parts of nature, just as one enters a certain organization and discovers how people are connected to one another, the organization’s policies, and the ties of mutual connections between different departments etc.

In spiritual work, however, a person clarifies human nature and the nature of the soul. His advancement is on a higher level, gives greater penetration into the individual and the general connection of all the parts of the soul and all of the creation.

At the beginning, he perceives the general creation in a simple manner, like a small child. Then he is split, upgraded, and separated into parts so that by their connections and their division, a person penetrates more deeply into this system. He discovers new obstacles, new mutual connections, individual laws, etc., and so he studies and examines it from the beginning (Genesis) to the end.

He grows in the transition from one part of the Torah to another and can be told about the laws of creation and be held responsible for keeping them. There is an egoistic desire in a person to discover the Creator that occurs despite the unity with others. A certain formula has to work in it: I connect and unite with the others in order to discover the Creator in the connection between us because this is how I can fill Him with joy, just as He wants to fill me. It is in this state that I unite with Him.

When we begin to relate to our conditions correctly, different forces of help, support, and resistance appear in us. They are gradually revealed: first on the zero level of desire and then on levels one, two, three, and four, a total of five levels. There are the five books of the Torah. In these phases we move from the first word in Genesis “Bereshit” – “In the beginning” to the last word “Israel.”
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/17/14

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Spiritual Apocalypse

Laitman_414In the news (from “Communists failed to fulfill their message: ‘Workers of all nations, unite!’ It turns out that it was actually capitalism that fulfilled its message ‘Residents of all nations, unite!’ This slogan has become the motto of the modern religion.

“Petite bourgeoisie is international and everyone is equal in front of their counter. Natural basic necessities, food and sex, have become a priority and have even become more important than ideological disputes. They are the solution to the debates about happiness and the highlight of our dreams of a brighter future. The symbol of our era is the basket of goods and services and the answer to every question in our reality is in terms of money.

“Billions of one-dimensional people attack the supermarkets like locusts, roaming their artificial aisles. Lifestyle has replaced survival, and the struggle to survive has been replaced by a chase for comfort. Art has become a product, and works of art are duplicated by every form of electronic media which demand religious worship.

“Liberal tolerance and political correctness cover up the total indifference to the fate of nations. People are willing to tolerate any form of humiliation and will betray their national interests for products in the supermarket. There are no geographical borders today, but there are strong financial borders. Wars are breaking out all over the world but there is a cold apocalypse in people’s hearts…”

My Comment: I believe that this actually encourages people to read and learn about our current situation, and about the dead end we have reached. This is where the understanding of the new path actually begins, the next state of humanity. For the first time in history people will begin to learn about a life that is not dominated by the attribute of receiving but by the attribute of bestowal, and will thus feel a new, unlimited world.

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The Screen People

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Radah Granovskaya, PhD, professor, Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine): “Today, young people perceive greater amounts of new material more quickly. They don’t read books and the speed in which changes occur around them is 50 times greater today and with different ways of processing the information.

Children view the world differently. Their perception isn’t consecutive or sequential and not in the form of text. They see a whole picture, perceive information according to the principle of a ‘clip’ and they only need the general picture.

“Clip psychology also works in school and the textbooks are not really books anymore. Students read just a small section of a text and a week later another section. Thus they read many different small sections from different textbooks.This means that school actually offers them clips.

“There are, of course, kids who still think in a consecutive, sequential manner and who need various forms of information. It is isn’t by chance that people who still belong to this old school thinking are called the book people, while the people who belong to the new form of thinking are called the screen people.

“Fifty years ago, a machine was made of 500 parts and it took a real expert to find specific parts that were needed in order to repair it. Today things are made in groups of components and a whole component is replaced when needed. Therefore, there is no need for the old skills of yesterday. This is why the level of our skills and expertise has dropped People with a clip orientation cannot analyze and clarify things in a deep, logical manner and cannot solve serious problems.

“Very few wealthy professionals educate their children in classical music, various sports, thus leaving the computer out. This means that they bring them up according to the old principles that shape their thinking into consecutive, sequential thinking and not clip thinking. It is actually live and direct communication that provides something that is irreplaceable.

“My advice to university lecturers is to not to recommend books to their students, but rather assign only a chapter from a book and even better, a certain paragraph. Salespeople in bookstores have noticed that people rarely buy thick books that have more than 300 pages and that they don’t even look through them. People prefer to engage in other forms of entertainment other than reading.

“Clip thinking is the inevitable outcome of modern society and the direction in which civilization is developing, but those who follow the path of clip thinking will never become the elite. This is how social stratification takes place. Therefore, those who allow their children to sit in front of the computer screen for hours don’t prepare them for a brighter future.”

My Comment: In general, our future lies in penetrating into nature’s operating system, about which the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us. The educational system is closer to the traditional approach, leading a person deeper into the world of inner scrutiny, above his nature, keeping him away from clip thinking. A Kabbalist has to acquire this form of thinking so that he will be able to sum up this system in a short, concise manner. It is in this manner that the public will hear how to implement the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to discover the system on their level.

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The Last Myth…

Laitman_022In the News (from “Among the volunteers who are ready to go to Jihad in Syria, there are two groups who are prominent (reaching 40%), who have not previously been seen in the background; girls and converts (those who change their religion). What drives them to go there is a distorted perception of humanity.

“The instability in modern marriages, that these girls have witnessed, symbolizes that the ‘eternal’ alliance with the warrior for the faith, unites within her yearnings for a romantic relationship that cannot be destroyed and love that gets religious approval. This makes it possible for them to get rid of the unhealthy friendly relationships between boys and girls in the monotonous world of the West, which is devoid of large-scale violence.

“The military situation, the myth of Islamic purity that ISIS possesses, the heroic image of men, and the honorable role of the mother, this entire world, that is so much unlike their precious corner in which violence has become entertainment, becomes a real magnet for them; at least for a while.”

My Comment: The same people who were also enthusiastic about Russia and Cuba and other nations, and then they all died, without even growing old. Revolutions devour the bodies of the young. The young don’t understand that a revolution must take place in the soul and not in violence towards others, not in violence between bodies, but through efforts to rise above ourselves, above the world. As long as they don’t understand this, they will flow to battlefields that are devoid of all meaning. Ultimately, their energy will be directed against the Jews, of course, because the other true revolution has been hidden by the Jews from themselves, and from them.

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.07.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam,” Item 557

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “BeLaila De Kala (Night of the Bride)”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 9

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” “One Should Always Sell the Beams of His House” 

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