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Happy New Year

Laitman_715Adam discovered the secret of life 5,776 years ago and the fact that man can discover the upper world while living in this world. He taught it to his students, and twenty generations later, Abraham came along and completed the teachings of Adam and turned it into a method that was vital to all of mankind in his days.

Abraham was the first who actually implemented the teachings of Adam. He gathered the ancient Babylonians around him and told them the reason that their life was so difficult and why there were so many problems after the building of the Tower of Babel when people ceased to understand one another.

Abraham said that it was possible to rise above our ego and build a wonderful life for everyone because this method enables us to get closer to one another. People understood that their life would be better if they treated each other more nicely, but they couldn’t overcome the hatred they felt.

Abraham’s group that implemented the method grew and became known as Israel. 1,500 years from the time of Abraham until the destruction of the Temple people live in the attainment of the upper force while living in this world, having acquired the upper spiritual life.

They lived according to the law of “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” but the time came when they fell from this high level and instead of brotherly love, felt unfounded hatred toward one another. This is called the destruction of the Temple.

If the nation of Israel unites again, they will feel as if they live in Paradise. This is possible, and there is no need to die in order to achieve that. We simply need to connect according to the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah, which is very simple. Let’s do it, and let’s all live a wonderful, peaceful life, a secure and tranquil life.

Question: It is hard to believe that the nation of Israel can unite because it is the most divided nation with many different streams and factions.

Answer: This division is typical of the nation of Israel because the advantage of Light from darkness is revealed. We are so hostile toward one another because we must feel how much we need the method of connection and unity, which means the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about nothing but connection and unity. All of the holidays, customs, and the commandments of the Torah are about the connection and unity among us.

Yom Kippur symbolizes the dissemination of the method of correction all over the world. After all, the nation of Israel is obliged to be “a Light to all the nations,” first to connect with each other and then lead the unification of the entire world.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 9/6/15

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Who Is To Blame For The Sin Of Adam?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe discovery of evil is called the sin of Adam. But, this was in fact not a sin, for the Creator Himself says that He created the evil inclination. This means that Adam did not sin, rather he only discovered the sin, his evil, egoistic nature.

From the start we were created with a nature such as this so that we would have the opportunity to rise above it, and from this evil, become aware of the good, the Creator. It is impossible to discover this without that nature, “As the advantage of Light over Darkness,” (Kohelet Rabbah 2:13).

In the New Year (Rosh Hashanah) we celebrate the opportunity to rise up and attain the upper force, the Creator, to become Adam (Man), meaning the person who resembles Him. This is within the power of everyone, for Adam was simply the first who did it. As it is said, “for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them” (Jeremiah 31:33), and “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7). So Adam is an image that is relevant to all of humanity.

If during this holiday we make the right accounting of the past year, we clarify that we have still not attained correction and that we have not ascended with all of humanity to the peak of our existence, the spiritual world, the level of resembling the higher, eternal and perfect power. And for this we ask forgiveness, meaning we judge ourselves that we could have discovered our evil inclination and corrected it, rising above it and uniting between us, but we didn’t do it. So we ask in the beginning of the year that we be given the power that makes it possible to correct ourselves and reach the goal of creation.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 9/6/15

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A New Year Or A Movie About The End Of The Universe?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How many more times will we celebrate Rosh Hashanah?

Answer: A total of 6,000 times, after which the closure of this universe will take place; just as it once opened, so it will close. Even the physicists say that the universe is finite.

Its spherical character will gradually begin to disappear; it will stop being distorted by its three-dimensional character. It will first become two-dimensional and then contract to a single point. Just as a television signal is developed when it enters a television, the same thing will also happen here, but with the opposite effect: the universe will fold and collapse, because the characteristics that develop its picture for us will disappear. I hope that we will be witness to how the universe will collapse, along with all of our bodies and this entire world. Only the loftiest characteristics will be left, which in the meantime, don’t exist today within our substance, those being the characteristics of bestowal, love, and unity. And that is how we will move to a higher dimension.

The idea is that everything that is happening within us is the internal perception of ourselves and of the substance of the still, vegetative, animate, and human levels. The whole world is within us. So we cannot talk about it objectively having existed outside of us for billions of years. On the contrary, it doesn’t exist! What does it mean that our universe folds, the earth, humanity, and society? Within me, the entire program according to which I work today, folds back, everything disappears and contracts within me into a single state of unity. With this, our mundane stage of existence ends, and we go out to a new level.

Comment: Which means that I have been shown a film that now is ending.

Answer: But you need to realize it! The end of the world is the end of the incorrect perception of a person. It is necessary to understand that this is a movie and to stop projecting it inside yourself. Instead of this, it is necessary to project the next stage, and always be present, knowing that our world is only one continuous film, and that in reality, all of this doesn’t exist. In In the meantime, all the worlds are incomplete images of our most natural, highest state, which is called the world of Ein Sof (Infinity).

So Rosh Hashanah is a festival that includes within it absolutely everything. From it emerge all the rest of the holidays and the entire history of humanity. It is the beginning of everything. It is the head! And so in Hebrew it is called Rosh Hashanah (the head of the year). Let’s hope that we will have a good beginning for the next stage!
From KabTV’s “Holidays. Rosh Hashanah” 8/6/15

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We Need To Build The New World Together

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (M Delyagin, Ph.D Economy, manager, Institute on World Problems): “In our day the general collapse that we have become accustomed to and the global economic crisis masks the transition of humanity to a qualitatively new state.

“If in the past we have transformed the surrounding world, so now we are transforming our perception of this world. The motivations of society have changed: People are beginning to consciously sacrifice their interests for emotions.  

“The nations have taken a submissive stance in relation to global business Because of the high productivity of Information Technology, a decreasing number of people are required for the production of necessary products.

“The result will be the social elimination of the middle class.

“This eliminates traditional democracy, the market economy, market relations; profit will cease to be used as a substitute for the meaning of life.

“So the West found a temporary solution to remove the ‘excess’ population. But this decision, due to its lack of humanity, could only be temporary.

“We must build a new world together, because the old one has already ended.”

My Comment: We are beginning to understand that we are found in the network of the laws of nature that also manages society and leads it towards a singular new state. Essentially a human is a “desire to fill himself with pleasure,” and he exists for this. This is the law of our egoistic development: Today money buys and manages everything. But this law has already been replaced by another.  

At the end of technological development, in order to supply all human demands, the participation of 2-3% of the society will be required. The result—the elimination of the social middle class. And not just the average and in general all those who are not strong, then the strong and “eat” each other … unless disclosure of the natural law does not lead them to the realization that it is necessary to change society in compliance with it.

Therefore, the West found a temporary solution to the disposal of the “excess” population. But this solution because of its brutality can only be temporary.  It refers to the encouraging people not to marry, family breakdown, the availability of drugs, and so on.

We will together build a new world, because the old has ended. It is important to first understand that it is necessary not to build on the old patterns, but on those nature shows us. It was stated thousands of years ago in the wisdom of Kabbalah and has been waiting for the moment of its implementation.

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Discovering The Secrets Of Life

laitman_214Question: It seems to me that you need to be a very wise person to reach a discovery of the higher system that manages our world.

Answer: No, in The Book of Zohar, as well as in the writings of the Ari and Baal HaSulam, it is written that the wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t require any special outstanding abilities or talents, and every person can attain it.

Just as you are aware and attain this life from what you see, so you also discover the system of higher management, begin to understand and see how it works around you, how people and yourself are activated, and how you can build a new world.

This vision gives a person many powers. First of all, he begins to feel eternal; his life does not end in a few decades. The person begins to feel life within the soul, not within the body. Our bodies belong to the animate level. Those that belong to the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate are limited to their lifetime.

However, the person who begins to resemble what is higher, the Creator, enters into an absolutely different plane of his existence called living the life of the soul. So, he begins to feel eternity and wholeness in his life within the soul.

To move from the corporeal life to the life of the soul while living in this world—meaning to begin to feel the world eternally and completely, understanding how to conduct himself, helping others to also attain a vision like this—is given to us by the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: You talk about existence on a higher level, but along with this does a person also begin to understand our world? After all, people are very confused today.

Answer: I have spoken about this more than once; in sum, the corporeal desires are what motivate a person: desires for food, sex, and family, which also typify animals, and the social desires for wealth, respect, education. These are three types of corporeal desires and three types of social desires.

But this is not enough because questions are awakened in us. What are we living for? Why are we alive? What is the meaning of life? What is its purpose? What is its secret? We cannot lock ourselves only in this life and say that there is nothing more. I live my 70 years and fill them according to my ambitions, and that is all.

We have developed. Especially in our generation we have reached questions that if we don’t find a solution to them, a person won’t want to live and will sink into despair. According to the process of the development of nature that works on us and influences us, we must discover the secret of life, its purpose and its essence. So, the wisdom of Kabbalah was revealed.

If the question grabs a person—beyond the desires for food, sex, family, wealth, honor, and knowledge, which typify this world—the question that is beyond our world, beyond our lives, and the person feels that he must discover it, he reaches the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 8/9/15

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Returning To Unity

Laitman_935Happiness from unity is a revelation of the force that governs all of nature. After all, the whole of nature came from a single point of the Big Bang. If we unite rather than disconnect, we get closer to this single bestowing upper force that created the entire universe, and the closer we get to it, the more we can enjoy it.

This one, single upper force created matter from opposite particles, plus and minus. At first, these particles flew apart in different directions, scattered by the Big Bang. Then, they began to connect with one another as though returning to the same force, a single form, only recreated in the material.

Thus, matter began to be more connected, until finally the conditions for life appeared: inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, and human. Man is continuing this approach to the single force, but now he is doing it willingly with understanding, intelligence, and consciousness.

At first matter spread from the point of the Big Bang and expanded, but then, on the contrary, began to condense back to unity. If we aspire to this unity, if we return to our source, we can receive pleasure from it. Today, this theory is gaining strength and recognition.
From Kab Tv’s “New Life” #242 10/17/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.21.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 35

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts  “Rosh HaShanah,” “The Kingdom of Heaven Is Distinguished in Two Points”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence,” “Giving Permission”

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