A New Level: Discovery Of The Characteristics Of The Creator

laitman_276_01The Torah, “Numbers,” 14:10: But all the congregation bade stone them with stones, when the glory of the LORD appeared in the tent of meeting unto all the children of Israel.

The people rose up against the two Tzadikim (Righteous), Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, the son of Nun, who urged them to go to the land of Israel undaunted by its inhabitants, and to defeat them. And the Creator was immediately involved here; this was speaking about a transition to the next level. Until now, the children of Israel lived in the wilderness and were working with the characteristic of Bina, bestowal for the sake of bestowal. Whereas now they were entering into the land of Israel, they were beginning to work with the ego, so they were constantly reminded of Pharaoh.

Reception with an intention of bestowal is a completely different level. When giants appear before us, which are egoistic desires that we need to work with an intention to bestow, we don’t understand how this is at all possible. A very serious internal change happens here because the method of working with the ego has changed. In the wilderness I only rise above it, become detached from it, for the wandering in the wilderness is one big Exodus from Egypt. Whereas now the entry into the land begins; so the work is absolutely different.

Egypt is one state, the wilderness is a second state, the land of Israel is a third state. The period of Egypt ended with ascent above the ego. Whereas in the land of Israel, I sink into the ego again, begin to dig into it, raising it up to me, and with its help I connect and communicate with everyone.

In other words, if I rose above my ego before, I gave everything that I could and I helped with everything, now I begin to raise my ego and yours, and communicate within it. This means that work is being done here with opposite characteristics that simply didn’t exist before.

And this work produces giants. If during the transition process, which is called the wilderness, we are elevated above the ego and approach only the Lights of Nefesh and Ruach, now we begin to attain the Light of Hochma because we are already working with the ego. The discovery of the characteristics of the Creator happens with this, which we couldn’t attain in the wilderness, only in the land of Israel.

This is new, complex work, which seems absolutely impossible; a new approach is required here. So Moses our teacher, as the leader of our internal characteristics, who led us through the entire wilderness, cannot go further with us. He must be replaced because the entire paradigm, our relationship to correction and advancement, has changed.

Question: What does the sudden appearance of the Shechina (Divinity) at that moment symbolize, when the people of Israel are about to stone Caleb and Joshua?

Answer: Here it is no longer possible to do anything because a few people among the nation, from the “herd” of former slaves, understand that they are found at the forefront and know how to overcome the obstacle, whereas others don’t understand.

The question arises: where is Moses here? He should be in the front! But he doesn’t belong to this level, so he didn’t go to see the land. Moreover, he died, just like a level that finishes its work and then a new level begins.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/15/15

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Natural Disasters And The Role Of Humanity

laitman_738Question: What is the role of humanity in nature?

Answer: The role of humanity in nature is to understand that they are the center of nature, and they must work so that all of nature will come to a state of total harmony, without any disasters, and in absolute, total and eternal serenity.

Question: Do the actions of humanity influence the appearance of all kinds of disasters?

Answer: The disasters are our fault because in the final analysis, everything gathers within the person. And when a person overcomes his ego through connection with other people into a good general system, the person influences nature so that all of the disasters, all of the undesirable phenomena, disappear. We exist in a single integral system. The levels of still, vegetative, animate and speaking are found within nature and are a closed circle, a ball, a sphere. And we are the most important part of this sphere, the highest phase of evolution. If we bring ourselves into balance and harmony, then we also balance all the rest of nature. Today already, there are scientific proofs of this. If we succeed, then nature will in fact immediately restore itself; so great is our power that it can either harm or correct the world.

Question: How can an ordinary person understand this?

Answer: When it becomes so bad for him that he begins gasping in despair, then he will be forced to begin to be involved with his correction, even without understanding anything. But now we, the Kabbalists, try to do this so that before a person reaches this limit, he will understand from the start the imperative of unity and in this way he will avoid his suffering.

Question: And what will happen to the devastated ecology, with all of the tons of plastic embedded within the ground?

Answer: Everything will be processed immediately; it will be swallowed by nature and placed before us in the best most sterile form.

Question: This sounds like a fantasy! Where will all of this disappear?

Answer: This doesn’t matter! The forces of nature will do their work, so that everything will immediately be balanced. Moreover, the world will reach such balance, such unity, such harmony that we cannot even imagine! This will be an absolutely different world.

Question: How will the cleansing of the polluted oceans and the earth happen?

Answer: I don’t even think about this. For this activity, forces of nature will enter, which in the meantime, we have no concept about: the force of bestowal, the force of love, the completely new force of interconnection. All reciprocal, thermonuclear activities will seem minute in comparison! These are completely new characteristics of nature, about which today neither physicists, biologists, nor other scientists have the slightest idea.

Comment: Which is to say that filth will transform into a useful mineral?

Answer: We won’t even need useful minerals; we will exist on an absolutely different level! We will no longer need this world; we will enter into feeling a completely different system of mutual cooperation of forces, into a world of higher harmony.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 8/18/15

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Towards Spirituality, With Help From Above

Laitman_931-01The weekly section of the Torah, “BeShalach” tells us how Moses sent the spies to the land of Israel, the land of milk and honey, where wonderful special fruits grow. Suddenly they saw that giants lived there, who didn’t allow them to get in and to get near those fruits.

This means that in order to conquer this land and to discover the greatness of the spiritual world, they have to fight against very big egoistic desires and gradually overcome them. But a person doesn’t have the power to overcome even the smallest egoistic desire, to dominate it and to conquer it. He needs help from Above in order to do that.

The question is how should he ask for it, since a person has no confidence in anything. He thinks: “What could I reach for? In any case it is impossible!”

It turns out that the fruits are wonderful and the land is actually paradise, but there are giants every step of the way, and they feel like ants running around under their feet that could be stepped on without the giants even noticing.

It says that the spies took a bunch of grapes that could only be carried by eight people together and with great difficulty, which shows how heavy it was. It is indeed so because a person weighs himself and understands that he cannot overcome these obstacles and that he really needs help from Above.

Thus the people begin to complain: “Why has God brought us to this land?” A riot is about to start in the camp of Israel: “Let’s pick a leader and go back to Egypt.”

After having been through so much and having attained so much, they discover that they are dealing with the upper force that leads them in life, that the target has been set and everything is planned, but if they stubbornly refuse to accept it they will die in this desert! Indeed a totally new generation arrived at the land of Israel.

Why did everyone die in the desert? It is because they didn’t have enough power to advance and were thus doomed to die. The Torah says that every year on the 9th of Av they used to dig graves for themselves and lie in them. Those who died died and those who could rise from the grave kept on advancing.

Thus was forged new generation that was brought up in the desert and were not afraid of anything until they reached the borders of the Promised Land.
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