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Hearing The Voice Of Nature

Dr. Michael LaitmanTo hear the voice of nature, a person must come to our lessons. There is nothing to be done! The wisdom of Kabbalah has been waiting to be discovered for so many hundreds of years, precisely for this.

As of today, the wisdom of Kabbalah has been revealed in its practical and precise form, everyone can use it under the right guidance. Only its realization remains, which in itself is very simple. It is possible to describe it on one page: The discovery of the simple Upper Light that fills the simple egoism.

But to reach this simplicity, we must read, study, become confused and clarify this truth for many years. This is because simple things are the most complicated because our ego works against them. We must correct and mold the ego all the time so that it will be possible to see the truth through it. In the past this took years of difficult work, but in our time this has been simplified.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 8/5/15

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Uniting Above All The Differences

laitman_944Question: How can we unite above all our differences? After all, we are so different and it is hard for us to accept others the way they are.

Answer: It is hard for a person to accept others because he doesn’t have the general integral perspective. If he had it, he would see to what extent everyone complements each other and that everyone has his own special role: one is an engineer, another is a teacher, another a worker, and another a doctor, etc. And in addition, a person could see that the greater the difference between us, the stronger our special connection between us is, and that the wisdom of Kabbalah guides us to it.

When we are finally able to connect and unite, a special jigsaw puzzle will suddenly be created by our connection and it will begin to illuminate. This is what we call, to bring Light unto the nations of the world: When we show the world an example of unity. After all, the world is in a terrible low state!

Question: Based on what do we unite?

Answer: Based on what we see in our inner eye, how much everyone is needed in this puzzle that we have to put together correctly, as each one is an essential part in it and must be in his right place. What is more, we don’t correct anyone!

Baal HaSulam tells us in his article “The Arvut” that no one should be changed, it is necessary to find the right relationship with others. After all, the characteristics each has were developed by nature, and even under the influence of others, a corrupt environment, and will eventually develop according to the general upper leadership, and all these attributes are essential and vital.

When people connect, it is actually their different qualities that will create the general picture, one whole jigsaw puzzle, and by uniting correctly, they will be able to see what the nation of Israel is, how versatile it is to such an extent that all its members are opposite from another, but together they all make one whole, one united nation. That’s the way it actually is when they ascend and connect above all the differences.

Question: But what do all these different people have in common?

Answer:  The point is that together and only together they reach wholeness and a state in which they ascend above nature and feel that they are on the next level of human evolution. This is actually what humanity demands of the Israeli nation and it is the reason that they hate us, because they believe that we steal their good future from them. We have to attain this future and set an example for humanity, because the world doesn’t need anything but unity.

When we are not united, we even cause harm to nature and invoke natural disasters and afflictions, disturbing the balance on our planet. We are the ones who cause all that! It is because we are on a higher level of development than all the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and human nature, and therefore affect the whole world and its ecology.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 8/2/15

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Where Can We Find The Answers To Burning Questions?

laitman_934Question: People ask you questions about different issues on the Internet. Some are worried about the issue of autism in children, others worry that a war may break out, and others about the economic situation, etc. Do you give concrete answers to these questions or do you give general answers?

Answer: The point is that humanity has been facing all these issues for centuries. If these issues are so ordinary and concern each of us, why hasn’t anyone found an answer to these questions by now? It is because a person must find the answer to these questions inside him and it is impossible to give someone the answer. A person has to change himself in order to do so!

This isn’t actually such a big problem because it can be solved in a discussion circle with people who conduct it according to a certain method, and then we can see how we can change the world. We will feel that we suddenly have a tool for changing and correcting the world and it will give every person the specific answer to any question he may have.
From an Interview on RTN, New York, 7/21/15

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The Spiritual Conquest Of The Land Of Israel

Dr. Michael LaitmanWhen the Jewish people entered the land of Israel, they had to continuously fight their egoistic desires. The first thing we should expect is a very long period of conquering the land, which means fighting an internal war among us and within each one of us.

Great hostility and hatred appear between us that is in opposition to our wish to unite in order to receive the Light of Hochma that shines in the land of Israel.

If we cannot receive this light, it will operate and affect us negatively by invoking different problems and hared towards everyone, including our friends and brothers with whom who we had good relations just the other day.

In the desert, on the level of Bina, we were one whole. Suddenly we began to fall into a dark and infinite abyss called the land of Israel. To where have we been brought? Yesterday we hugged each other, sat around the bonfire, sang songs together, and everything was fine, nice, and calm. What now?! Women cursed and enticed the men, turning them against one another, and children have become so stubborn! Suddenly one nation starts a war against us and then another! Different internal problems suddenly come up!

How can we make the switch from a peaceful normal state, while being only in slight adhesion with the Creator, and without knowing why, to suddenly want to overcome all these oppositions because it is the Creator’s command? We see how the transition to the future state is made difficult for us to begin with. We are told to get ready, for now you will begin to discover differences between you and life will seem terrible! You will not be able to unite! And by losing the unity between you, you will lose the connection with the Creator! In fact you are advancing towards the snake’s mouth, the one you escaped from when you escaped from Egypt.

Therefore, when we enter the land of Israel, we have to be prepared so that no interruption will stop us. We have to fight systematically, knowing that there is no way back and that we have to keep on advancing. We have to clearly understand this so that we will be able to succeed.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/2/15

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Long Way To The Temple, Part 9

Dr. Michael LaitmanDay of Sorrow Will Turn Into the Day of Joy

At some point of their history, the Jewish people revealed the upper system, but after the destruction of two Temples they lost this knowledge. The First Temple was obliterated several centuries BC; the Second Temple was destroyed in the beginning of our era.

Nowadays, in the 21st century, we should build new liaisons among us. This process is called the “construction of the Third Temple.”

If so, the worst periods of manifestation of the evil and selfishness will turn into the most benevolent times. The 9th of Av, the worst day of the year, will become the best and most wonderful day.

The evil that is revealed on this day in accordance with its internal spiritual root can be transformed into benevolence, thus turning a big minus into a huge plus. By doing so, we will trigger changes in the system of the upper governance throughout the entire world.

This explains why on the 9th of Av certain traditions of mourning must be observed to commemorate what happened to the Jews on this day. On the other hand, we have to relate to this day as conscious adults.

It really is a special time. Long time ago, when the people of Israel wandered in the dessert, on the 9th of Av the sons of Israel dug graves and stayed in them. If they died on this day, they were already in the grave, if they survived, they left the grave.

And yet this day can be transformed into the most benevolent one. This period of time was considered very negative because of the influence of the upper system. This is the time when turning the evil into the good is possible.

This explains why we shouldn’t cry on the 9th of Av. We continue mourning, but we do so only to make the transformation of a “dark” day into a “blessed” day possible. Eventually, the evil will transform into the good; the day of mourning will turn into the day of the biggest joy and a festivity of love.

Question: Why do so many tragic events in the history of the Jewish people happen on the 9th of Av?

Answer: Good and bad events are the result of the upper governance program that was explored by the first man, Adam, by Abraham, Moses, and other Kabbalists. Everything that ever happens is for the sake of bringing us to unity and to a stronger connection with the rest of the world.

Before anything else, unity has to be attained among the people of Israel. It is our direct responsibility. Other nations hate the Jews because they subconsciously feel that the Jews have the knowledge about the program of world unity and hold all the threads in their hands.

The Jews are able to connect with the internal system and balance the rest of the world by bringing the power of benevolence, bestowal, love, and unity into this realm. It is the people of Israel’s mission. It’s not an accident that anti-Semitism doesn’t disappear from the face of earth and continues growing. Only the Jewish people can bring the rest of the world to correction.

The nations of the world are incapable of doing this on their own.  It’s not their “fault” since they do not have the freedom of choice, nor can they select which way to go—good or bad. It’s useless to expect them to change. We can only obligate ourselves to reach the unity that our forefather Abraham wanted us to attain.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how to reach it. This is why we created our organization. Our group grows, strengthens, and acts all over the globe. Everything we do is meant to avoid a terrible period that should never happen again; rather, bad times have to be transformed into benevolent and happy times.

To be continued…
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/5/15

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The World Is On The Threshold Of A New Era Of Development

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why has so much hatred been revealed in the world lately?

Answer: It is because our egoism is developing very intensely, exponentially, and lately it is rising on an unprecedented sharp, upward curve. Every moment is radically different in its nature from its predecessor, and the acceleration and depth of the discovery of egoism is the main characteristic of nature.

So, it is not surprising that egoism will continue to be discovered more deeply, clearly, and acutely. People will shamelessly begin to demand what is theirs, knowing precisely what they want. And even though they understand that they will not succeed in attaining anything, with all their might they will insist upon what is theirs. The ego will force a person to be rigid and unreasonable, even though everyone will begin to convince himself of its inappropriate demands. And that is how it will be for each one of us.

This is being expressed today, specifically because in the present stage of development, humanity has reached the end of the realization of its earth’s history. We need to rise to the next level of existence where we will feel ourselves, not as physical bodies living in an environment of the substance of the still, vegetative, and animate levels, which is supposedly our home, but in the form of forces that are not limited by physical bodies. So now we need to depart from our beastly state.

And in order to obligate us to begin to be engaged with development outside of our bodies, to forget them, and to stop feeling them, the egoism of our bodies, of our lives, of our consciousness is being revealed. It will push us forward towards a situation where our egoistic drives will be perceived by us as disgusting, an abomination, and this is not because we will become idealists, but because we feel how much our evil nature directs us. In other words, we won’t begin to run away from egoism, but will simply be unable to be at peace with it because we will see how from morning to evening it gives us commands, spurs us on, pushes us forward, throws us on the ground, and drags us up.

This means that it forces us to exist in an absolutely useless form in which we invest energy that brings us only suffering, despair, and disappointment. Nature, or more precisely its program, is leading us to this, according to which we need to ascend spiritually precisely at a time of full disappointment in the egoistic system of management, and we must demand a new and different system of management. But it will be discovered in us through that same ego.

Therefore, the ego is called a “helpmate against him” (Genesis 2:18). It is said specifically about Pharaoh, who symbolizes the ego, that he brought the children of Israel closer to the Creator through his coarse and cruel actions. The present terrible, egoistic opposition of all people, nations, and countries, the absolute disappointment in everything, the deterioration of the foundation of our world and the economy, which has guided the world for thousands of years, indicates that the ego has exhausted itself on all levels.

Presently, hatred will reach its limit, but simultaneously it will bring powerlessness and disappointment. Why should I kill, burn, and annihilate someone? There was a time during the Crusades, that this seemed like the solution to the problem, whereas today, it doesn’t! So it is necessary to look at the whole process from the point of view of the benefit that is received from all stages of development.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 8/5/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.23.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 40

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16

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Lesson on the Topic: “European Convention”

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