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Autism: A Sign Of A Transitional Period To A New Reality

laitman_627_2Question: Why has the number of autistic children, living in their closed world, increased by 50 times in the past 30 years?

Answer: I think that this trend will be maintained and grow.

Autistic people are those who already are required to have the perception of the next reality. They can feel a few realities simultaneously, a few levels of humanity.

We are now in a qualitatively new stage of human development. We see that we have lost connection with this world. We cannot be found within it. It frightens us. It is shaken up all the time, and we have lost our previously precise forms of mutual cooperation with it. I consider autistic people to have more of an inclination to perceive the next picture of the world than others.

They are more developed. If we were to take a modern person and compare him with uncivilized people who lived several thousand years ago, he would seem strange also, washing his hands, brushing his teeth, saying hello and goodbye to everyone and so forth.

So, the appearance of such a number of autistic children is a clear sign of a transitional period. We must simply understand from where all this is derived.

It is connected to the general ecological system, but there is no need to search for a cause since the entire system of the world—all of its levels, still, vegetative, animate and human—are moving in parallel, and the fact that the number of autistic children has grown in the past 30 years by 50 times shows that we are going with giant steps toward the next stage of humanity.

I think that we simply need to accept this view, at least as an addition, and from there begin to discern these changes as practical, as imperative for humanity.

In other words, it is necessary to consider autism not as a disease that must be healed and not suppress autistic people with the help of drugs and make them into supposedly normal people. On the contrary, we must study them, use their characteristics to understand that in them the coming state of humanity is revealed somewhat.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/9/15

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Maintain The Connection!

laitman_527_03Question: You say that, when a person feels bad, he can connect his sensation with the Creator. But in that case, am I simply accusing the Creator for not giving me enough Light for me to feel good?

Answer: First of all, it is not that important whether I am blessing or cursing the Creator, whether I treat Him well or badly. The most important thing is not to interrupt the connection with Him.

Even if the connection is back to back—when I am unhappy with the Creator and constantly contradicting Him, struggling, and in conflict with Him—that is not important. The main thing is not to forget that I have a connection with the Creator.

We must always maintain this connection in all cases and circumstances. I should not be afraid to discover that I am not happy with Him.

Always hold Him before you as the only partner. All others are just images, shadows, not people—everyone, without exception, and they are given to you so that by revealing your attitude to the Creator through them, you will reveal Him.

Question: But how can I come to the quality of bestowal from constant anger toward and accusations against Him?

Answer: You will see how useful this is when you are cursing Him constantly.

The key here is the constancy, the continuity of your contact: from morning to night, without stopping. You present your demands and accusations to Him, you blame and curse Him, but through that you do not attribute any of your actions, thoughts, or desires to any other factor except Him.

If this is the case, then you will reveal the Creator that same day. Reveal Him in practice, without long years of delay. We need a strong concentration, focus, whereby you begin to understand how He governs you, and then you will make out His game, what is called “the dance of the groom with his bride.” From there, we begin to manifest intentions.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/22/15, Shamati #241

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Tisha B’Av, In A Vise Between Plus And Minus

laitman_558Question: Why is Tisha B’Av (the 9th of Av) considered to be the worst day of the year?

Answer: We are under the management of a system of forces that operates on us and influences us—sometimes in a good and comfortable way, and sometimes in a bad and unpleasant way—to awaken us and make it possible for us to integrate these forces correctly and reach the middle line.

If we balance these forces, we reach a state of absolute good. This is possible! The entire year will be a comfortable temperature of 25 degrees, and everything in life will be good, regarding any topic. The person is ready to balance all of the forces of nature in that he brings everything to balance.

On Tisha B’Av, the forces of judgment act with particularly strong intensity. However, essentially, they are not negative, but aspire to awaken us to reach balance, balancing all of nature.

Question: Are these forces stronger than a person?

Answer: Certainly, these forces are stronger than a person. They force him to carry out what is required of him. The forces of nature work on us and influence us to begin to change. We see what a mess is happening in the world. The world is withdrawing and gradually slipping lower and lower, but this awakens us to action.

Specifically now, there are opportunities to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone and show that it makes it possible to arrange our lives, because everything is in our hands. Let’s calm down, look at things rationally, and all of us together will decide how it is up to us to bring our lives into balance.

The forces of judgment only seem to us as bad temporarily, depending on how we are feeling, but essentially there is nothing better than them after all they push us toward correction.

It is possible to reach balance only with the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah. We don’t have the power for it ourselves. We must get an additional, unique power from above, above our nature, the power of bestowal, love and union. This power can balance the positive and negative forces, the plus and the minus.

All technological advancement is built on this. Every engine works because we know how to connect plus and minus correctly so that the positive and negative forces will activate it and require it to do useful work for us.

We exist in nature in which positive and negative forces are operating. However, the entire problem is that, in the middle, we don’t know how to use the plus and minus correctly and transform it into a mechanism that acts on the difference between the potentials in the best way for our benefit.

This is specifically what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us: how to use the two opposing forces that exist in nature correctly.

These forces are called the evil inclination and the good inclination, hatred and love. It is not necessary to annihilate anything! If we integrate these two forces correctly and use them correctly, we will get wonderful results.

However, a unique wisdom is required for this, because in normal life we don’t know how to balance plus and minus. We either love or hate, whereas we need to integrate both this and that by using the internal forces of a person, our attitudes, to rise above these two forces, above love and hatred. Then we can manage them and balance all of our lives through them.

Imagine that we do something like this in a family, with the children, at work, with friends, even just in the framework of our small physical world—how much happier would we become. Love and hatred must exist together and balance each other.

There is nothing superfluous in the world. Rather, it is only necessary to balance these forces. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 7/14/15

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Right-Wing Extremism In Europe, Part 5

Laitman_419Europe: United and Separated

There are two wide-scale conflicts that lead to animosity and hatred:

  • among locals and immigrants;
  • among different countries of the European Union because its stronger members tend to benefit from its weaker members.

Both types of conflicts are triggered by the economic crisis and lack of integral education which should have been chosen as a basis for European unity. It’s not feasible to reach unity only by promising vague potential benefits in the future. People are different; they are either hostile and hateful or totally indifferent to each other.

Unity is not about the absence of entry visa regulations among European countries. It’s not an issue at all, nor was it ever a hard procedure. Unity requires much more.

Question: What awaits Europe as a result of its internal conflicts? What will happen in the future?

Answer: One of the two:

  • either Europe will realize the evil that it faces and will find out how to correct the situation, or
  • it will go through devastating disasters, wars and other afflictions. In this case, the European population will come to realization of the evil later, thus postponing its correction.

Question: What is evil? What exactly do Europeans have to understand?

Answer: They have to comprehend what the common global problem of Europe and the world as a whole really is. Why have they reached such a state? What’s going on? Once again, we approach another world war; yet again, we hate each other. Currently, we are close to a new war. People must comprehend the essence of the processes that take place in the world and find out what can be done to stop them.

Europeans should admit that mixing various nations who lacked genuine interconnectedness and were not close spiritually, culturally or religiously was a huge mistake. Any union has to meet certain criteria. Random decisions of European politicians and economists are very far from reality and have nothing to do with authentic unity.

Question: Does it mean we will come to recognition of the evil the hard way?

Answer: Yes. The crisis and potential collapse of the world are on the way. Europe is not an exception. Governments are incapable and incompetent to accept the idea of correction.

There is a chance this message will go through the general public. It will happen if common people will create a movement that will later transform into a party that will put forward correct requirements to their governments and will eventually become a part of governmental cabinets. Yes, politics is dirty and messy, but it is the only way to reach the decision-making level and attract voters who will give their ballots to those who can launch qualitative changes in culture and education. New balanced economic is possible only under this condition.

At this time, nobody can cope with it, as with the economy, because it’s a derivative of social relationships. It means that before anything else, we must correct the relationships between us.

As an example, a mini-economics of a normal, friendly family is about every family member having everything they need: children must have enough special baby-food; the elderly should have necessary medications. Do you agree that contemporary governments take good care of their citizens? Not at all! Modern economics is based on the advantage of the strong, on how much one can “grab and run away with.” People don’t care about others. Family economics would collapse if it were built on such an attitude, whereas so far, modern economics somehow has survived even though we clearly see their distorted structures.

So, first of all people have to reach a state when every member of the society feels that “we all are one big family.” Then, based on this new type of relationships and mutual positive attitude, it will be possible to build a new type of economy with the help of integral education.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 9/9/14

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Three Generations, Three Levels

laitman_232_04The Torah, “Numbers” 10:33 – 10:34: They traveled a distance of three days from the mountain of the Lord, and the Ark of the Lord’s covenant traveled three days ahead of them to seek for them a place to settle. The cloud of the Lord was above them by day, when they traveled from the camp.

The Ark of the Covenant going before the camp symbolizes a person’s intention, which is followed by the desires. It goes “three days’ journey  ahead” because after three levels the connection between the intention and the desire is totally lost. This distance has to be kept so that the uncorrected desire will follow the intention but will not be able to use for its own sake. It is about a person’s spiritual advancement as he constantly changes his desires into increasingly more altruistic intentions.

Question: What happens if the distance between the Ark of the Covenant and the people grows smaller?

Answer: We would begin to use the desire with the intention of for our own sake. Three levels is the distance after which the connection disappears. In our world, for example, there is a connection between three generation: ours, that of our parents, and that of our grandparents. We don’t feel the generation of our great-grandparents. This is the reason that if a person wants to learn about his roots it is enough if he knows whom his grandparents and his parents were and all the others are irrelevant. In our world this loss of connection happens naturally.

Question: Why can only the intention determine the resting place?

Answer: It is because only by the intention can we determine which places are ready for correction, according to their attributes.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.30.15

Lesson on the Topic: “Questions About Working in the Ten”

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Prayer,” “Prayer for the Poor”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 67

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings,” “Why Was the Torah Given to Israel?”

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