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“The Lord Raise His Countenance Toward You”

laitman_571_02The Torah, “Numbers” 6:26: May the Lord raise His countenance toward you and grant you peace.

The Light that descends from the upper level is called the Creator’s countenance or face. An upper level is the Creator with regard to the lower level (the created being). When the upper level turns its face to the lower level—which means that it reflects the Light of Hochma, the strong Light of correction that descends unto the lower—it is corrected.

“Grant you peace” (“Shalom” from the word “Shlemut” – “perfection”) means giving the created beings perfection. A whole human being (Man – Adam) resembles (Domeh) the Creator with the desires that have been revealed in him in a given moment. Thus he is adhered absolutely to the Creator according to the law of equivalence of form.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/28/15

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The Intellectuals In Israel Bring The Boycott Upon Themselves

laitman_547_05In the News ( “Around a week ago all of the heads of the public universities in Israel came to the President’s House to talk with the president about the academic boycott against Israel that is growing in the world….It is up to us to mobilize and stop the process in the European nations and in the United States. Anti-Israeli student organizations were very few in the past and today they are in all the leading universities.

“The hypocrisy that is dripping from this meeting and from the complaints of the heads of the Israeli academia regarding the matter of the boycott that is rolling towards the doorstep of academia in Israel is breaking records. For many years lecturers working in these universities openly called for boycotts of the nation of Israel and called it a colonialist, students were allowed to demonstrate against the existence of the nation and to call for disobedience in the name of a hypocritical and false ‘freedom of expression.’

“Faculty heads and professors refuse to admit that there is a severe political and anti-Zionist bias in humanities and social science circles and any attempt at a meaningful criticism of this trend is repulsed with absolute and devoutly fundamentalist derision more compatible with marketplace charlatans than to people whose first inclination said to be pulsating in them is an inclination towards curiosity and the quest for truth. When bodies like Im Tirtzu and academia monitor the outcry, they behave like thundering prophets and warn about the end of democracy.”

My Comment: The communities of professors in the universities in Israel are trying to whitewash and purify themselves, separating themselves from the nation, but they are bringing about their own “death.” Nobody in the world accepts them as “one of them.” Their shortsightedness is revealed more and more clearly. Until recently there was a need among them to delegitimize Israel, but now there is need for this and the boycott applies first and foremost to themselves!

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There Is Not Enough Good In Our World

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the relationship between the revelation of the good force of nature and unity among people?

Answer: We are connected to each other now by bad connections, and this causes all the negative consequences in our lives. If we reveal the good force of nature by which we connect to each other in one union properly, we will come to a good life.

Our life lacks only the good force of unity. Everyone needs it: children and adults, at home and at work, to make us all equal in all the friends. This is possible only due to the force of unity—the good force that the wisdom of Kabbalah reveals.

Kabbalah is the science of reveling the good force, the Light, the force of unity—the only thing that is missed in our world. This revelation will put an end to all wars, confrontations, and conflicts between individuals, entire countries and nations, and religions.

The cause of all problems is a lack of the force of unity. This is the good force that the wisdom of Kabbalah reveals to us.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/18/14

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Shavuot: The Festival Of Light In The Israeli Chaos

laitman_933Question: The Shavuot holiday is approaching, the festival of the giving of the Torah. But the atmosphere in Israeli society is not at all festive.

Our brothers in the south are afraid that soon they won’t have anything to eat, Dimona is bubbling; there are conflicts in Jerusalem between Jews and Arabs, and great corruption covers the country. Every day there are new scandals among the police, in the prosecutors’ office, and in the underworld.

When I think about the holiday of the giving of the Torah, the question occurs to me: “Maybe we don’t need this Torah? If we were to succeed in achieving only one Mitzva (commandment) in life, ‘thou shalt not steal,’ then life would already become much better.” How is this holiday to be perceived in all the Israeli chaos?

Answer: We do not fit this holiday. We don’t have a connection to the Torah. And even though at some time we received the Torah, we have lost it along the way. The Torah is a force that changes and corrects human nature. We are all egoists, as it is said, “I created the evil inclination” (Kiddushin 30b). The Creator announces that He created only the evil inclination, the ego, and nothing else. And counter to the ego, He gave the Torah. Apparently the Creator is saying to us: “If you want to get rid of slander, theft, robbery, and all the problems, all the evil that you cause each other, this is possible! But don’t think that you can do this by yourselves. Nothing will help you, not a new government, no one and no thing, only the Torah! But what kind of Torah? The Light that Reforms.”

Question: Does it follow that first of all we must want to be released from the evil inclination that devours us? Does the Israeli society have such a desire today?

Answer: We are approaching this state. At the time we left Egypt, we felt that we could no longer tolerate this state called “Egypt,” which was tearing us to pieces, inserting the evil, our ego into us, and we were not prepared to tolerate each other, so we fled from there.

Question: After the Exodus from Egypt we received the Ten Commandments, including, “thou shalt not steal”?

Answer: We received all of the Ten Commandments because we wanted them. The condition was placed before us: “Do you want to be guarantors for each other? Do you want to become as one person with one heart? Do you want to be Jews (Yehudi from the word “Yichud” [unity]), meaning living in unity with each other? So please, accept the Torah! If not, you will continue on this way, and here will be your burial place.”

Question: Why does God say to a person: “Thou shalt not steal,” if He created him with a nature that wants to steal?

Answer: It is to counterbalance your egoistic nature you exist in; you will understand that all theft, all problems, and all the evil that you cause others and to yourself are derived from this nature and you will no longer be able to continue like this. For this nation cannot exist for long in a state like this. We see that problems are created around us about which we have no choice, and that it is impossible to continue on this way. It has never been revealed to such a degree. So people thought that it was in our power to correct something, and if not the right, then the left, if not the left, then the right or the centrist parties could do something. Every person who achieved power thought that he could change something. But we see that a person on his own doesn’t have the power to change himself. This is possible only on condition that he accepts the Torah as a means of correction.

Question: What is the Torah that it can change a person?

Answer: Only if we want to connect, if we understand that our entire correction is in the unity between us—according to the principle “as one man with one heart,” “don’t do to your friend what is hateful to you” (Shabbat 31a), “you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), and “all of Israel are brothers”—if we want this to be realized among us there is a unique force that is hidden in nature which is called, “The Upper Light” or “The Torah.”

Question: Where is this force hidden? In what place is it?

Answer: There is no place. You simply don’t feel it. But you can derive this force and use it on condition that you begin to connect with others and want to unite with them. So the condition for receiving the Torah is to unite and to be as one man with one heart, to try to become like that, and to want to be responsible for each other. It is when all of us want to be rid of that evil in which we exist.

All of us together, from the representatives of the Supreme Court to the simplest people, all of us must correct ourselves. And we have no possibility of doing this other than by accepting that Light that Reforms with the help of the Torah of truth and the wisdom of Kabbalah. This wisdom was concealed until lately, because it was waiting until we reached a state of complete exhaustion. And now it is revealed and it explains to us how we can use the true Torah whose Light reforms through the wisdom of the Light.

If we begin to connect between us correctly, in groups of ten people (just as Moses once divided the people into tens, hundreds, and thousands), and arrange special workshops to learn how to unite together in which each one nullifies himself before the others, wants to be integrated with the others, and feels that he is wholeheartedly together with the others, then it follows that we leave our ego, our “I” outside of the circle; whereas, within the center of the circle we insert our desire for unity. And suddenly in the center of the circle we begin to feel a unique force that comes to us from nature. This is a real force; it is possible to measure and feel it. You discover it like all the forces of nature. This force is called “Torah” and it begins to correct your evil inclination, the force of rejection, hatred, the force that compels you to steal, to lie, and to do harm to others.

Question: Does it follow that the Torah is a force?

Answer: Yes. The Light that Reforms is called Torah. The five books of the Torah are books that describe these same laws. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how we can use the Torah so that this Light will “come out,” will be revealed, and will connect us. Then we attain love and unity between us according to the principles of “love thy neighbor as thyself” and “all of Israel are brothers.” We don’t have this now, not among the secular, not among the religious, there is no love with anyone. But we must want to acquire it. To do this we are given the revelation of evil from above. And look in what form we are discovering it: Nobody can be “inoculated” from it, the evil is discovered everywhere, throughout the nation, among all types of people!

But if we become conscious of this evil and will want to unite, then from our efforts a force will be revealed among us that will begin to connect us. We will feel that we are in a unique field in which we work together in adhesion with this force that is revealed among us. We will begin to feel it as higher, and this is called the revelation of the Creator to His creatures in this world. We begin to discover Him and to feel Him according to our inner changes. This is specifically what we must do.

So in the wisdom of Kabbalah it is written that we are in a unique generation that will discover the higher power. And so we need to look at our lives differently: Not seeing everything as evil, but understanding that it is good if we discover the evil in us because it leads us toward discovery of the Creator, the higher power, the Light, and raises us to another level of existence, to the next level of human development.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 5/17/15

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laitman_765_1Opinion (Dmitry Zimin, founder of The Dynasty Foundation): “We see how people are running around on Earth with a powerful 21st century weapon in their hands, and yet their brains are in the Middle Ages….

“We have to marvel at the fact that people with modern scientific and technological achievements, information technology, haven’t the slightest idea of how this world is built, not to mention human society. Even to some genetic degree humanity can have a negative influence on choice: Its average IQ is not great, but small, simply because intelligence is not that necessary for a person surrounded by the wonderful comforts of home. He doesn’t need to be saved from predatory beasts or be concerned about food.

“The fruits of what we call civilization and culture were created by a minute stratum of people, but are accessible to billions, sparing them from the concerns and difficulties of life. And the result of this is their gradual transformation into wild men, the traces of which have become so recognizable in our day. Otherwise how else is it possible to explain this wave of hatred that has arisen at lightning speed when people who were close suddenly fight with each other and become enemies? It precisely now that education has become the most important task. It could be that only education can stop the insanity of what is happening.”

My Comment: I think that education and information will not help! What is required is awareness of the need to unite everyone above all the differences and oppositions. But there are no forces for this. The “evil inclination,” egoism, separates us and causes us to reject each other. There exists only one force against it, the “good inclination,” the Upper Light.

Only Jews and everyone who joins them in this effort can awaken its influence on all of us. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains to us, this possibility of correcting our nature. Humanity is pressuring the Jews with the help of hatred and boycotts. They must demand that the Jews draw the Upper Light, the power of unity, into our world. Only this alone is required for our world.

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Only A Unity Day, Part 1—Why Don’t They Like Us?

laitman_938_02Israelis have no idea that the Jewish nation has a mission and a debt to the world. Consequently, they tend to explain the general hostility towards our nation as elementary envy.

They don’t understand what is going on; they believe that a developed state that has grown, literally, from scratch, may be the cause of the hatred of other nations. Another explanation is the religious conflicts, but this attempt is also insufficient.

In fact the world doesn’t need many reasons to hate someone. Everyone has already gotten used to the idea that the Jews are a different sort and that it is quite legitimate to hate them.

Today, Israel finds itself facing the threat of a boycott. Members of the right and the left political map blame one another for this situation, but the real reasons are much deeper than that. Tomorrow they will find new pretexts for this persecution, more or less successful, but there is no point delving into such nonsense.

The hatred people feel towards us didn’t start today or yesterday. It makes no difference what excuses there are for it; there is only one real reason for this hate, which is that we don’t bring goodness to the world.

So instead of discussing our relations with the Palestinians, I suggest a very simple solution described in the Torah and in the wisdom of Kabbalah: We have to become as one man in one heart according to the principle that all of Israel are responsible for one another. It is time to put an end to the mutual hatred between us. Let’s unite more closely so that the accusations against us will disappear. People will stop talking about them and our neighbors will even cease to wage war against us,

To be continued…
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.24.15

Writings of Baal HaSulam “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 17

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Talmud Eser Sefirot Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 43 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Peace,” “The Wheel of Transformation of the Form”

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