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The Twilight Of Pesach

Laitman_119The Torah, ‘Numbers” 9:12: They shall not leave over anything from it until the next morning, and they shall not break any of its bones. They shall make it in accordance with all the statutes connected with the Passover sacrifice.

Question: It is written, “They shall not leave over anything from it until the next morning…” Why does the exodus from Egypt take place during twilight?

Answer: Twilight is a state in which you cannot scrutinize or discern anything. You cannot even identify a familiar person who is four steps away from you. This is the reason that the word “evening”—Erev in Hebrew—stems from the word, “to mix.”

The state of twilight symbolizes a person’s strong doubts.

Question: Why is it forbidden to break the bones of the Pesach sacrifice?

Answer: The bones symbolize Yesod, the basis on which all the other attributes are dressed. Our attributes must remain the way they initially were given to us, and we must not corrupt them in any way. We only need to choose which of them can be corrected and not touch the others.

This is referred to by “they shall not break any of its bones,” which means taking the basis and advancing with it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/15

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The Premonitions Of The Big Anti-Semites

laitman_281_02Question: After the Second World War was a period of temporary peace and calm for the Jewish people, and mankind agreed to give them the land of Israel. Did this happen because of the afflictions the Jews had undergone or because the world had a feeling that their return to their land would lay the foundations for the unity of the Jewish people and that humanity will benefit from it?

Answer: I cannot say that humanity understands the state it is in with regard to the Jews, to their country, and to their mission; yet, from ancient times until our days and especially in the 20th century there were many philosophers who felt that. There were quite a few anti-Semitic philosophers among them who didn’t really understand why they felt such hatred towards the Jews.

The famous industrialist Henry Ford, a staunch anti-Semite said that: “the Jewish nation is obliged to fulfill the old prophecies according to which the Jewish people and all the nations of the world will be blessed by them and they have to start working in order to accomplish that. If the Jewish people recognized that their mission, their global role, cannot be fulfilled by the golden calf, its global citizenship with regards to humanity and its ongoing national isolation with regards to itself would turn out to be a strong and fruitful factor in uniting humanity, which is bothered so much by the conduct of the Jews.”

There isn’t one great scientist who didn’t point at or tried to understand the role of the Jewish people to some extent, since they possess the cornerstone of human evolution with which the world has to start the ascent, not to continue its path on the plain, but to rise upwards. This was argued by all the great minds, but interestingly, to the extent that everyone expresses himself anti-Semitically, he also expresses himself in favor of the Semitic nation. This worked out for them just fine since they realized that there is a turning point here, when the Jews begin to fulfill their mission of unity and give everyone an opportunity, strength, and an example to follow.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/14/15

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Imaginary And True Freedom, Part 6 – True Freedom

laitman_527_03Question: Is going “out of yourself” towards love for others, true freedom or imaginary?

Answer: This specifically is freedom. It is because when I rise above myself and go out towards love of others, I don’t just move myself into the others and instead of my ego another person enslaves me.

No. In going out of myself, I go to the next level of existence and thus detach from myself.

I stop seeing this world in the same form I see it through my five egoistic senses, and I begin to look at it through five altruistic senses: Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut. They are completely different senses.

I begin to see our world as eternal, infinite, and whole, and I see myself in the same way. And that selfish piece that always held me and didn’t let go of me can no longer hold me; I am detached from it and begin my free flight.

Now I am not limited in any way, not in realizing love, not in realizing my mutual connection, and not in anything else. I enter into a new space that is not enclosed within the “pot” of this world; my “self” is determined there by my connection with everyone else.

Everything that is found outside of me is all my “self” because I have moved into another space within only one point, which in principle is what awakens me. Specifically within this point, thanks to which I somehow felt myself within a pot, I leave the closed space. Everything else remains within the pot.

To be continued….
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/11/15

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At The People’s Service

Laitman_043The Torah, “Numbers” 8:9 – 8:14: You shall bring the Levites in front of the Tent of Meeting, and you shall gather the entire congregation of the children of Israel. You shall bring the Levites before the Lord, and the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites.

Then Aaron shall lift up the Levites as a waving before the Lord on behalf of the children of Israel, that they may serve in the Lord’s service. The Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and make one as a sin offering and one as a burnt offering to the Lord, to atone for the Levites. You shall present the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and lift them as a waving before the Lord. Thus shall you set apart the Levites from the midst of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall become Mine.

If we accept what the Torah says literally, we can see a whole opera here with the Levites standing on the stairs, singing Shir Hama’alot, lighting the Menorah, which illuminates by itself, and so forth.

However, in fact, everything takes place inside a person who must compare and scrutinize everything in order to bring his attributes together into the right schema. When we gather the different attributes inside us, we must put the jigsaw puzzle together in the right order, and when it is ready, it will become the basis of the soul and will begin to illuminate.

When all of the attributes of the soul are collected in the right relationships to each other, when they complement one another and yearn to bestow unto the Creator, the schema we have put together and that we have created begins to radiate Light.

All the energy, all of the upper Light is in this schema from the start, and if we connect all our attributes correctly, it is revealed in it. At the same time, the ego and the inner resistance still remain in us while, above them and actually thanks to them, the revelation of the attribute of love and bestowal, the attribute of unity, begins. This means that the ego, the restriction, the Masach (Screen) and the Light appear simultaneously.

It is written, “You shall bring the Levites in front of the Tent of Meeting…” This refers to a person’s attributes called “Levites” that must ascend to the level of the revelation of the Creator, but they cannot ascend on their own because the Levites only have the attributes of bestowal (GE).

They don’t have any ego or a desire to receive. This is the reason that their work comes down to serving the people, working as the nation’s educators and teachers. On the one hand, they must collect the tithe and bring it to Jerusalem, and then spread out again in order to teach the people. But because they cannot do it on their own, Moses does that by bringing them to the tent of meeting.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/15

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