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Laitman_408Opinion (Alexander Maistrovoy):“For the Jewish-American elites, most prominently Thomas Friedman, a leading columnist for the New York Times, there is a unique logic: Israel shouldn’t oppose a deal with Iran, so as not to provide a reason for accusations of dual loyalty of American Jews.

“As we know, an identical position was held during the second world war; the Jewish community leader Rabbi Stephen Wise didn’t want to bother President Roosevelt with complaints about the suffering of the European Jews….

“It is difficult to believe, but it is specifically people of Jewish extraction (it is difficult to call them Jews) who stand at the head of the ‘crusade’ against Israel. They are not renegades in their environment, but leading politicians and public figures, trendsetters of culture of  Jewish Americans.

“For example, the anti-Zionist Max Blumenthal claims that Israel is a place with a kind of colonial education. His comparison of the Jews to Nazis and his call for the capitulation of Israel caused shock even with the fiercest critics of Israel—Eric Alterman, who claims that Israel shuts the mouths of its critics with accusations of anti-Semitism, and the liberal leftist weekly “Forward” editor Jonathan Jeremy Goldberg.”

My Comment: At all times, beginning from the founding of the people at the foot of Mount Sinai (the giving of the Torah), all of its suffering has been caused by internal, not external, enemies. And the destruction of the internal enemies is possible only through the unity of the people.

The Creator (the only force in the world) intentionally arouses vile forces among us that make a career out of the suffering of their people so that we will be forced to unite. That is how it was in all troubles and wars, small and large.

We have no external enemies; rather, we have internal enemies in each one of us. Burning them out of everyone is possible only through attracting the Ohr Makif (the Surrounding Light, the Upper Correcting Light); it works and influences us to the degree of our yearning to be “as one person with one heart.”

When we unite and connect above all the disturbances that are sent by the Creator, we realize the freedom of choice and manage our nature. Clearly, only the wisdom of Kabbalah can teach us this.

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This World Is Very Meaningful

laitman_423_01Question: Why do we need to go through the entire evolutionary process of human society if the corporeal world is imaginary?

Answer: The corporeal world is very meaningful. As a result of it, we reach the understanding that our corporeal evolution has reached a dead end. We realize that we have evolved in the wrong way and that we cannot advance further in this way because our egoism leads us to the abyss, to death.

There is a phase in the evolution of our desire to receive that we must undergo and clarify here in this world. Egoism shows us its lowliness, its hopelessness, and its futility. We must undergo all this to feel it, experience it, and be incorporated in it.

This world is very important, and all the internal changes occur while living in this corporeal world. In addition, there are many corporeal changes that we don’t feel in our reality in this world.

It is hard to explain how we perceive our reality if our body is dead. We believe that we feel everything through the body, but this isn’t true. The body is only one of the illusions that we have.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/21/15, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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Sculpting The Creator’s Image

laitman_527_03Question: The fulfillment of the instructions of the Torah ends upon entering the land of Israel. What leads us onward?

Answer: It says that: “a person’s soul will teach him,” which means that person’s soul leads him along the spiritual path. This means that a person is born into the spiritual world; he has exited Egypt, wandered for 40 years, reached the full attribute of Bina, and can now work with the Light of Hochma, is in direct contact with the Creator, taking examples from Him and enacting them.

This is the work in the land of Israel, when a person’s initial desire is only a pile of clay, but once he contacts the Creator, he sculpts himself according to His image by becoming more and more compatible to the Creator. This means that he draws additional external forces upon himself, forces that are greater and coarser, and sculpts the Creator’s image from them, the attribute of love and bestowal in all its infinite forms beyond any limitations.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/28/15

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Where Is The World Headed?

laitman_254_01Question: You used to write more posts about the actual wisdom of Kabbalah and now it is as if everything is about Israel and the Jews. Aren’t you a Kabbalist anymore?

Answer: I engage in the advancement of the world towards the goal of its development, which is the ascent (transition) to the next level, to the spiritual level. The wisdom of Kabbalah is the study of this transition. But it is a process that happens to humanity gradually over 6,000 years, since the discoverer of this phenomenon, first man (Adam). In our world the transition is realized in a group of people.

They differ from others since the question about the meaning of life is burning in them, as Baal HaSulam tells us in the “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 2. Abraham was the first to gather and organize this group, and called it the people of Israel.

This is not a biological nation that developed from their common biological ancestors, but an ideological nation, i.e., descendants of people belonging to different nations living in Babylon 1,500 years BC who understood the call of Abraham, that through connection and unity, despite mutual rejection, and revealing the upper force (“taste and see that the Lord is good”), the meaning of existence is attained.

The fulfillment of this goal is the reason for the existence of the Jews, although they have forgotten about it for 2,000 years now. But this is the only reason they exist: in order to show themselves and all the other nations the attainment of the goal: revelation of the Creator. The fate of the Jews depends on the successful illustration of how to attain the higher existence (being the Light unto the nations).

The nations of the world expect this of the Jews subconsciously, and when this mission isn’t fulfilled, it evokes hatred towards the Jews and a feeling that the Jews are hiding something from them. Today we are in a special point in human evolution: it has reached global egoistic dependence.

There are two ways we can advance from this point: either by a world war or by correcting the global dependence into positive global connection. If the Jews choose the path of unity and teach the nations of the world how to fulfill it, the world will reach the next level of its development rapidly and safely. This is the only thing I engage in.

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World Conflicts And Their Solution, Part 4 – Seeing The True World

Dr. Michael LaitmanComment: The present wars are removing “superfluous mouths,” and if this doesn’t happen, the population of the Earth will steadily grow.

Answer: There is not a problem in feeding these mouths. If everyone would comfortably begin to engage with spiritual development, then there won’t be “superfluous mouths.” There is a place for everyone under the sun! Moreover, each is desired. It all depends on the relationships between people.

In this case, no one will bother anyone, as if there weren’t anyone near me, because each one will be within himself and simultaneously in mutual agreement and understanding with others and with the Creator. And after that our world will totally disappear, now it is simply portrayed for us through our sensations, but the moment that we begin to elevate our feelings to the last level, to the degree of the elevation, this world will begin to gradually disappear; that is how this works.

Today physicists and psychologists are confirming what the wisdom of Kabbalah spoke about 5,000 years ago. Our world is a holographic image; it exists only in our sensations, in relation to us. In itself it is not like this, but that is how we perceive it. In itself, it is nothing, and it doesn’t exist. Forces exist that portray various pictures in us, like on a television screen. But these pictures that appear in relation to us and in front of us are simply forces. To perceive them, we have our own internal screen. And now instead of this screen it is necessary to create a new screen, and to see the true world on it.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 6/3/15

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Taming The Ego

Laitman_115_05Question: How should I examine my egoism: as part of me or not? How should I work with it?

Answer: It is better to see egoism as an extraneous force and then you can gloat when you kick it. Then you will ask for powers to detach yourself from it.

Question: Will I be able to thank the Creator that the ego receives blows?

Answer: Yes, at first it is painful and then it becomes pleasant. When the ego dies, a person immediately begins to feel the eternal world. We can fully attain all the levels of correction while living in our corporeal body! But when we cut it off ourselves nothing ends. During the phase of correction we cannot even fully cut it off ourselves because we will have to advance with it. We continuously process the egoistic quality into the attribute of bestowal (the attribute of Bina) and then into the attribute of Keter, the intention to receive in order to bestow. Therefore, we mustn’t suppress our ego in any way. We have to regard it as something extraneous, but ours, and to keep it on a leash, like a dog in a doghouse.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.03.15

Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Congresses”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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