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Why Are The Jewish People Considered the Chosen People?

laitman_936Question: Why does the harmony of the world depend on our unity?

Answer: Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, the harmony in the world depends only on the Jewish people. Only we have freewill, and this is the reason that anti-Semites claim that we are responsible for all the sufferings of humanity, because we don’t lead the world to a better state, and they are right. This is what The Book of Zohar and the Kabbalistic sources tell us.

The root of this phenomenon is the fact that we have certain information in our genes that enables us to bring the world together in the right harmonious mutual connection. None of the other nations can do that. This is the reason that we shouldn’t engage in science, culture, and literature of our world, but in the right Kabbalistic sociology, in the correct assembly of all the nations that should reach harmony in the connection between them, in the balance between them and the surrounding world, nature.

Then the new level of our evolution will be revealed among us. Only the Jewish people can do that, but if we continue to lag behind the fulfillment of this idea, the world will bring us increasingly more complaints.

We used to be one united nation in the past, and then we fell from that level so that we will be able to connect with all the other nations and to disperse among them. But now we need to do our best to come together again from all the nations of the diaspora.

Those who cannot reach the land of Israel simply have to help us become one united nation so that we will be able to show the whole world the theory and practice of connection and unity, which is what is lacking in humanity. This is the whole meaning of our existence! This is the meaning of the wonderful evolution of the whole world!

Our historical role is to serve the world. This the only reason the Jewish people are considered the chosen people and not in any other reason! We should live for the whole world and not for our own sake and direct ourselves towards the Creator through the whole world.
From KabTV’s “Holidays. Rosh Hashana” 8/6/15

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Compliance With The 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)

laitman_571_01Question: What does compliance with the 613 Mitzvot mean?

Answer: There exist 613 egoistic desires in every person, which must be corrected for goodness and love.

Question: Do I need to constantly count them by myself?

Answer: No. The desires that can be corrected will arise automatically in a person in succession and in particular connections. It is enough for me to think that I must nullify myself towards others and connect with them.

This must be my only permanent movement, so that everything, one way or another, will approach realization of the general rule, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” And this is called performing the 613 Mitzvot.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/13/15

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Why Is It Forbidden To Work On The Sabbath?

laitman_560The Torah, “Numbers,” 15:32 – 15:36: When the children were in the desert, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood presented him before Moses and Aaron and before the entire congregation. They put him under guard, since it was not specified what was done to him. The Lord said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; the entire congregation shall pelt him with stones outside the camp.” So the entire congregation took him outside the camp, and they pelted him to death with stones, as the Lord had commanded Moses.”

A person who has risen to a level in which the Sabbath exists for him is not an ordinary person. And to gather sticks is to search within yourself for characteristics that can be used as fuel. This means that it is a conscious sin against the highest level of unity, the Sabbath. And so the correction of the person is in killing his beastly state on the level of the still through stones.

This is the stony heart (Lev HaEven) that must be killed. But in the next incarnation he will overcome this state and correct it. That is what is written in the Torah, that a person must kill himself through his stony heart. On the other hand, “Even” (stone) is derived from the word, “Havnah,” (understanding, awareness). So stoning with stones is greater consciousness, without which he could not approach spiritual actions.

Gathering sticks on the Sabbath is a desire of the person to find fuel so that he will have warmth and Light, (the right and left lines). But because he wants to rise to the level of the Sabbath with prohibited acts, he is put to “death.” And if he wants, he could ascend as he should on Shabbat (the Sabbath), by nullifying himself. The idea is that throughout the week a person prepares fuel, sticks, firewrood, oil for lamps for warmth, and after that uses them on Shabbat. But if he kindles the sticks within him, meaning that he creates something on Shabbat, with this he detaches from the Creator who works for him on this day.

The Sabbath is the last day of the week when the partnership of Malchut is revealed. Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod are the six Sefirot with which we work for six days. The last Sefira Malchut doesn’t do anything by itself. It only activates the previous six Sefirot that act with its help, and on the Sabbath it receives what was revealed in them.

If a person wants to work on the Sabbath as he did on the previous days, with this he limits his ascent. He cannot receive anything from the first six Sefirot and move to the next level, to the next week. And so in the next week he is like someone who died. The six days of the week are six states in which we correct the characteristic of Malchut to resemble the six higher characteristics: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod. And then on the seventh day, on the Sabbath, they all connect together and ennoble Malchut through correction. The person no longer participates in this; he cannot work with Malchut but only higher than it, above it, in the six upper Sefirot.

So work is forbidden on the Sabbath. It is said that someone who worked before the Sabbath harvests the fruit of his labor on the Sabbath. For when the first six Sefirot are integrated together and illuminate Malchut, the person is then elevated and feels the flow of the Creator, His revelation to him. And if not, then for the entire week there is no meaning for him. Through his heart of stone he kills himself and “kills” his soul, meaning the possibility of adhesion with the Creator on the Sabbath.

So his correction is in killing that level to which he could not ascend, killing it through that stony heart and starting all over. There is nothing terrible here; this is one of those ordinary crimes that we sometimes commit on the spiritual path.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 13/5/15

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“And Remember All The Commandments Of The Lord”

Laitman_167The Torah, “Numbers,” 15:37 – 15:41: The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them that they shall make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and they shall affix a thread of sky blue [wool] on the fringe of each corner. This shall be fringes for you, and when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of the Lord to perform them, and you shall not wander after your hearts and after your eyes after which you are going astray. So that you shall remember and perform all My commandments and you shall be holy to your God. I am the Lord, your God, Who took you out of the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord, your God.

There have to be special fringes that are tied in a special way in all the four corners of every garment and every piece of clothing. These fringes symbolize the four parts of the spiritual vessel: Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, which should all be corrected and added. This means that they are studied and absorbed by the help of 613 commandments, 613 desires a person has, so that he will always be aware of their correction.

A person covers himself with these clothes only during the day and it is called a “prayer shawl” because when he is in the Creator’s Light he has to constantly remember how to be adapted to the Light, to constantly yearn for it, and resemble it, but not at night.

The blanket with which we cover ourselves has to have fringes in its corners that have to be tied. If they are not tied, they have to be cut with scissors into one small end so that it can be rounded. All the corners of the rectangle (Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut) where the Parsa goes through from Malchut to Bina, symbolize the spiritual vessel that has to be fully adapted to the Creator’s attributes, which means to be totally corrected in all its 613 desires.

A person has to constantly see them before him as the place for his correction. Therefore the knots on his clothes remind him that he has to constantly be subordinate to them so that he will look at these fringes each time and think about his 613 desires. On the level of our world these are only physical actions, of course, while in the spiritual world they symbolize that a person is corrected. Being under the prayer shawl refers to a spiritual person.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/13/15

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The Approaching Storm

Dr. Michael LaitmabnOpinion (livejournal): “A series of steps are being taken in the world economy to return the dollars that are roaming the world to the United States. The collapse of the Chinese stock index is the way to be released from surpluses of the dollar mass itself, and the matter is correct even in Europe.

“After that the American indices will begin to dive. The moment that the speculative money market goes (meaning that it has the ability to move), it will be possible to approach the elimination of the debt market of the United States.

“And so we have arranged some brief summaries:

  1. The beginning of the disintegration of the global financial system based upon the dollar has begun.
  2. All money is returning to its place of origin.
  3. Money that returns to the United States will be lost along with the debt market.
  4. Money that returns to Japan will cover the loans.
  5. Money that returns to Europe will be lost with the banks.
  6. The debt market of Europe will collapse.

“The storm will begin when following stock indices the debt markets will collapse, then the value of gold and silver will soar.”

My Comment: It is not important, in principle, on what scenario the reorganization of the world will happen. We need to clarify our knowledge so that people will begin to understand the program of nature (the Creator), and in what manner we must follow it. It is not like in the past where we focused on commercial and financial relationships, rather we must specifically prepare new social relationships and connections as in one unified society. After that, from them we must build new connections in all the other areas of our activities.

That is, first must be a change in the person, and only after that can we build a new society. And we must not repeat the mistakes of the Bolsheviks who forcibly commanded people into communal apartments and collective farms.

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The Life Of A Person Who Has A Sixth Sense

laitman_277Question: How will my life change when I attain a sixth sense? What will I feel?

Answer: The sixth sense is the attribute of bestowal that also is divided into five types of senses. We feel this world through five physical senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.

The wisdom of Kabbalah, on the other hand, enables us to develop an additional sense that also is divided into sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, but on a spiritual level.

This additional sense enables me to feel the upper reality, a broader scope surrounding our world. Then, I can feel how I mutually participate with the upper force and understand the reason for everything that happens in our world.

I understand why the upper force turns to me or to others, and how I should respond to it properly in order to avoid the negative development of events and even to change things for the better and correct them.

By using the sixth sense, the attribute of bestowal, I discover the root of different phenomena that dress in matter before they reach our world.

Question: Will I become a different person then? How will it affect the life of my children and my nearby environment?

Answer: I can explain that by giving an example from our world. Suppose you are a psychologist, but you are also a mother and have a family and children. You understand people’s behavior and all the calculations and actions they make and the reason for the relationships among the family members.

In that case, you respond to what is happening not like an ordinary woman, but you can explain many things, understand, and justify them. This means that you feel life on a much deeper level.

This is exactly how a Kabbalist feels life, but much more deeply. Besides that, unlike a psychologist who only can explain the reason for what happens, a Kabbalist also actually can change our lives.

A Kabbalist sees the deepest reasons for what happens in our lives that are above time, motion, and place that stem from beyond the framework of our world.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 8/16/15

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Myths About Miracles

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Answer: This is indeed a myth. There is no such thing in the wisdom of Kabbalah. There are no red strings, holy water, or blessings—nothing!

Kabbalists only study and explore the upper system in order to become part of it, to enter the spiritual world, as it is written, “May you see your world in your lifetime,” and teach this to others.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 8/9/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.27.15

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Lesson on the Topic: “Sukkot According to the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 158

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

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.27.15

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 158

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