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The Revolution Of The 21st Century: The Coup At The Top

Laitman_080(Continued from the “Revolution Of The 21st Century: Rich Man, Poor Man”)

It is necessary to understand what hatred of the rich is. As a rule, in society there are certain circles who want to start a revolution and propagate hateful sentiments.

As a rule, they are rich as well, only for them, values have been overturned. Wealth separates them from the people, while they want to share with the people, to do something for the sake of the country and compatriots.

It turns out that revolutions are led by intelligent people, close to the king or ruler, who belong to the most wealthy, elite group of the population in terms of capital, respect, power, and so forth. It is they whom the masses follow.

This happens everywhere. That is why we must understand this change in values. The leaders of revolutions express a new opinion. Their egoism already has flipped, and they want to build a new order to curb human impulses and establish a more equitable distribution of resources so that people do not die of hunger, so they have the opportunity to become involved in culture and art, so that they acquire a certain economic strength, and so on.

In other words, both the people and the leaders of the revolution already have a new agenda, a new goal. Thus, humanity is moving forward.

To be continued…
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 5/14/15

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Hamas On The Way To The UN…

Laitman_025_01In the News (from news.israelinfo): “PRC (The Palestinian Return Center), an organization that belongs to the Hamas and which is situated in London, is growing stronger and has lately received the status of an observer at the UN.

“Another absurd climax at the UN is that at the same meeting the UN rejected a similar request on behalf of the Israeli organization ZAKA—an organization for identifying victims in case of a disaster, which is a voluntary Orthodox Jewish organization that assists the Israeli police and the emergency forces at times of a disaster or a terrorist attack in Israel and all over the world.”

My Comment: This isn’t the top nor the climax and not even the beginning of the general global incitement against Israel, and  its being boycotted and excommunicated from every international organization is just beginning. All this is happening so that the Jews will realize that the world hates them and will try to understand the reason for this hatred. Those who understand the reason for the hatred of the Jews have to do everything they can to let the Jews know the reason for the hatred the world feels for them. It is only the reorganization of the Jews’ consciousness that will lead to positive changes all over the world.

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Spiritual Genes of the Jewish People

Question: Why, specifically, do the Jews always hold on to the revolutionary idea of becoming one family?

Answer: It is very natural that this idea was very close to Jews when they broke out beyond the Pale of Settlement. They felt that, for them, a new window had been opened to disappear through, and without regret they abandoned their faith because it was beyond them; it didn’t give them answers to any questions, and it compelled them to carry out blindly what was recorded in their books of religious law. They didn’t want to live in exile (in remote villages), so the revolution was freedom for them, and they began to be actively integrated into it.

Besides that, a yearning burned in them to bring the entire world to a happy society, because this desire is latent in the Jewish character. However, it is buried under a lot of other egoistic layers that are so typical of the stubborn Jewish people. It follows that on the one hand, the ego of the Jews aims toward convergence, mutual help, and working between them. However, on the other hand, it is aimed toward the complete opposite: competition, the accumulation of wealth, and separation.

In principle, a polar character is typical for them, a character that is very sharp in its positive and negative manifestations because for 1,500 years—from the days of Abraham until the destruction of the second Beit HaMikdash (Temple)—the Jews lived according to the law, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” After that, they fell from this level of mutual love to the level of hatred.

They kept with them impressions of the knowledge of the two levels, so they didn’t relax and conceal that within themselves. They kept with them impressions of the knowledge of the two levels, so they are restless and internally contradictory. As the saying goes, “Wherever there are two Jews, there are four opinions,” and this is truly so. All of this is derived from their past.

However, when an idea that matches at least one of the two directions is revealed to them, either the egoistic realization or the altruistic (communistic) realization, they jump and dive into it headfirst.

That was also how it was in Russia when they rushed to build communism to bring all of humanity to happiness. They didn’t think about anything else. After all, at that time, destruction, starvation, typhus, terrorism, and hooliganism prevailed in Russia. Who could imagine becoming rich at someone else’s expense in conditions like these and then turn it all around in a different direction? This could not be!

However, a contradiction appeared here between those who were attracted and seduced by the bright faces of the communists and those who thought that this had to be held under precise supervision. In the end, Stalin and his small group seized power because the people were closer to them and understood them more than the ideals that Trotsky and his supporters tried to realize among the masses.

In any case, we understand Marx because he explained that the building of communism requires continuous research. We don’t need to look at his theory through the glasses of opportunists who distorted it and prepared the ground for a revolution with no foundation, for Marx explained that a nation like Russia, according to its social development, was not appropriate for the realization of some kind of step in the direction of the communist society.

Question: When talking about the general process of human development and the role of the Jewish people in it, we understand that there are no accidents. Everything happens naturally. The Jewish people in Russia immediately accepted the idea of communism and uprooted themselves toward it and away from religion, which basically had not let them realize themselves for two thousand years.

Answer: The Pale of Settlement didn’t give the Jews the opportunity to realize themselves. Besides, the general image of religion that began to develop even in the middle of the century played its part here. Our egoism began to grow and rise above the opinion accepted by everyone about God, hell, and heaven. It was no longer possible for a person to remain primitive, enslaving himself to such a life for the sake of some paradise in the next life. The growing egoism didn’t make it possible for him to act like that! It pulled a person into all kinds of areas, tearing him to pieces: industry, commerce, art, and culture, anything that is possible!

The Jews didn’t have such a possibility, since they had were subject to the commands of the Czar regarding the Pale of Settlement, and when all these laws suddenly collapsed, all hell broke loose immediately.

To be continued.
From KabTV’s “About Our Life” 5/11/15

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The Quest For Our Soul

laitman_284_07We are witnessing great disruptions all over the world these days. But we know from our history and according to the spiritual structure that these waves eventually accumulate and turn against Israel, against the Jews. That’s the way it has always been and that’s the way it will be.

The prophets wrote a lot about the days of the Messiah, and you should read what they say. If we don’t hasten time and don’t perform the necessary corrections on the spiritual dimension, they will occur in the corporeal world in a totally different manner.

The spiritual corrections stem from the internality of the vessels, because Israel is the internality of the world. But if Israel doesn’t take the process of correction upon themselves, the corrections will be through the nations of the world that are starting to act against Israel. We have already seen the outcomes of such actions.

Today, 70 years after WWII we are in the same spiral and the threat is consolidating and increasing. In the meantime, the struggle is against other states, but everything will eventually arrive at the main root of reality, which is the conflict between Israel and the rest of the world.

We shouldn’t wait for the wave of hostility to hit us again and this time from every corner of the earth. This time there will not be those who support us and those who are against us. The whole world will be against us now, just as the prophets say. This is the reason that we have to fulfill the corrections that we are responsible for now: to go out to the public as much as we can and to connect the parts that belong to our spiritual vessel to us, in order to reach a magnitude in quantity and in quality that will be suitable for the appearance of the first upper Light, Nefesh of Nefesh.

This is the only thing that can save us from all the Klipot (shells) and separate us from all the forces of impurity with a firewall. Then we will find ourselves in this spiritual vessel and will develop it more and more until we reach adhesion with the Creator. This is the call of our times; this is our mission. We have to prepare ourselves for these actions, know that we correct our souls through them, and that it is only by the connections between us that we can reveal our soul, which means the revelation of the Creator to us the created beings.

All our groups abroad continue the ordinary actions of dissemination like before, but in Israel we have a special agenda for dissemination. After all, we have to become the force to which there will be no resistance. If anyone rises against us, we will have the power to stand against him. Otherwise we will not be able to fulfill our mission. This isn’t an action of external dissemination but collecting the parts of the soul without which it cannot reach the first full measure that enables the revelation of the Creator inside it. We have to connect all the parts of the soul until we reach a magnitude of 600,000, just like the nation of Israel at gathering at Mt. Sinai.

We need such a strong connection in the group so that the Upper Light will be revealed in it. This is the reason that we have to see this act of dissemination as the quest for our soul. We are assembling the general soul and preparing the basis for the revelation of the Creator, without which the world will continue to deteriorate, and I find its condition very worrisome.
From the Talk about the Importance of Dissemination 3/19/14

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The Special Nation

Laitman_167Integral Education Convention, Lecture # 1:

Question: Is it easier for the Israeli nation to understand or to feel that “there is none else besides Him” because of the uniqueness of this country and its education?

Answer: Everyone says that the Jews are a special nation; this isn’t new. The question is what this uniqueness is.

The Jews are special because they were on a spiritual height in the past. This is the group that came out of Babylon together with Abraham. All the Babylonians are called Yehudi (Jews), which stems from the Hebrew word “Yichud” – “unity.” The word “עברים – Hebrews” stems from the word “עבר –  moved,” which refers to those who have crossed to the other side, to the altruistic side. Israel are those who have an intention Yashar-El, straight to the Creator. This means that all the names that relate to this nation stem from its spiritual ascent.

When the nation was on a spiritual height it overcame its ego and then according to the thought of creation underwent two breakings—the destruction of the First and Second Temples and accordingly the shattering of the vessels, of HGT and NHYM. After the final shattering, the nation was exiled for the last time, and now it has to ascend.

Because the Jews were on a spiritual level their ego naturally grew even more after the fall. They were so even before the fall, as it says in the Torah, that back in the time of the exile in Egypt this nation was as stubborn as a donkey. When they fell from their spiritual height they became even worse.

Of course they have changed greatly during the last two thousand years and have undergone terrible sufferings and accordingly underwent many changes, but they still have no idea whatsoever what the wisdom of Kabbalah is and what the method which is their spiritual legacy means. They are totally indifferent to it.

This is the nation that is in the worst state of all the other nations because it carries the Reshimo (reminiscences) of its spiritual fall.

Accordingly there is a special atmosphere in Israel. How will a correction take place here? It is up to us. The correction will naturally take place here and partially in other nations, but only partially because people who have inherited the spiritual roots have to return to them and together with all those who awaken spiritually for different reasons to set an example for the whole world.

But I don’t want to get into why someone in South America or from Siberia, for example, begins to feel an attraction towards the spiritual ascent. There are good reasons for that. It either happens as a result of the mutual incorporation of the spiritual genes, the Reshimot, that occurred during the last two thousand years or because it turns out that a certain person belongs to the nation that used to be on a spiritual height.

Those who aspire for the Creator are called Israel. All our groups around the world belong to this group, but we also have to work with the local public. This isn’t easy, but we have to do it.

I wouldn’t say that it is easier for the Israeli nation to feel that “There is none else besides Him,” because their ego is much bigger than the others. It is much more difficult for the local population to come to this than any other public.

On the one hand, it is easier to lead any other nation up the spiritual levels, but on the other hand, the two opposite sides of the Jews nation are very prominent. It isn’t by chance that the Jews took an active part in every movement and every revolution that brought about changes in society, although only egoistic changes for the time being. Now the time has come for the spiritual changes.

I hope that we will see how all the differences between peoples and nations, cultures and civilizations gradually disappear and they all become the one nation of the Creator. This is what should happen.
From the World Zohar Week “Integral Education Convention” Day Three 2/4/14, Lesson 1

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Finally The Time To Act Has Come!

laitman_539The correction of the broken soul began with Adam HaRishon (the First Man) and has continued for nearly six thousand years, until our day. We are in the last stage, which is unique in that the correction must continue with the understanding and awareness of masses of people, meaning those souls in which the sparks from the Shevirat (breaking) are clothed.

In all these thousands of years from Adam HaRishon until our day there were different periods in which the souls were corrected in all kinds of ways individually, meaning in small groups. The first group was created by Abraham and was called Israel (Yashar-El – straight to God).

But today we are in a unique period called “The Last Generation” by the Kabbalists. After all, specifically now it is up to us to realize the wisdom of Kabbalah in a practical way, which means that all the people join in the process of correction.

This is the unique characteristic of the last period of correction, which must finish in the next few years or in the next few decades, depending on the efforts that we do. Up until now the higher management was compelled to work with us, and it was almost impossible for us to accelerate the development and change the timing.

Everything was revealed from above to below: building the first Beit HaMikdash (Temple)—its destruction, building the second Beit HaMikdash—its destruction, and that is how it was until the end of the last exile.

But from this moment on, after the return of the people of Israel to their land, the last stage of the correction began, which requires understanding, awareness, and the joining of all of humanity in the process. Included in this are not only a few chosen individuals and small groups, but in the end, the whole world must join in. The Kabbalists wrote about this, and it was revealed in the form that the higher system built. After the whole world joins in the process, we will merit the desired correction.

So studying alone is not enough for us. The study is said to attract the Light that Reforms to us and strengthen the person in his activities on the level in which he is found. If one is not working work with the community, which is what is most important, there is no reason to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. After all, its realization is specifically through the practical expansion of our circle more and more.

This expansion, this extension in all directions, is an absolutely necessary action, which is unique and doesn’t typify any previous period of the existence of Judaism. This wisdom always was hidden, secret, and people who learned it gathered in modest, inconspicuous places to avoid attracting attention to themselves and to not to stand out. They existed in a form completely opposite to all other religions.

But now, on the contrary,  our period is absolutely different and we must show what true religion is and what the destiny of man is in this world.

In all generations the Kabbalists dreamt about beginning this work, but the time to act had not yet arrived. Only in our time has it become possible.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.10.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Item 12

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Introduction “Who Is This,” Item 169 

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 15 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,  “The Nation,” “The Individual and the Nation”

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