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Nullifying Our Egoistic Desires

laitman_281_02The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:26: And he spoke unto the congregation, saying: “Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be swept away in all their sins.”

Moses calls on society to not be in their existing desires because they cannot be corrected according to the principle that Korach suggests. Only death is the correction for them now. When they are dead, these desires will not interfere with the nation’s attempts to be corrected and will not pull the nation backward. They simply will be nullified, and they will not feel them.

Therefore, the virus of the egoistic desires shouldn’t even come near the congregation, because after the great desires to receive  that want to be corrected with the intention of in order to bestow, there can come smaller attributes, which means hundreds of thousands of people.

The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:27 – 16:30: “So they got them up from the dwelling of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. And Moses said: ‘Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the Lord hath not sent Me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the Lord.'”

At that moment, there is the revelation of the ego under the influence of the Upper Light. The Light reveals that the attributes which Korach wanted to correct cannot be corrected: this is what you want to correct and what happens with your attributes, an upper level influences you, but you are not corrected with regard to it, and so the earth swallows them, which means that the Light that operates on that level kills you.

Question: Why does Moses say to the people: “If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the Lord hath not sent Me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the Lord.”?

Answer: Because Moses is the upper attribute. When the Light influences the people, it reveals their ego, its finiteness, its defeat, not on the animal level but on the level of the correction of the soul. On the whole, the Torah doesn’t speak about corporeal bodies but only uses allegorical comparisons.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15

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The Situation In Israel: The End Of The Infitada

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When will the Intifada stop?

Answer: It cannot stop by itself without our involvement; it is up to us to bring the positive force, the force of unity, among the people of Israel, and in this way, we will disseminate this good force throughout the world, since we influence everything.

If we don’t do this and assume that the situation will calm down, then after some time, a much worse negative force will be revealed to us. Clearly, we would like the Intifada to stop immediately. But we must understand that the situation will become more severe if we don’t help reveal the positive force in our world.

Question: What can the Israeli society do today to solve this problem at its root?

Answer: First of all, the Israeli society must know what its good future depends on. It depends only on us, not on any other people or any negotiations between politicians. We don’t depend on anyone, only on ourselves. It is apparently a very good thing that the ball is in our hands and we determine everything. But specifically because the ball is in our hands, the eyes of the whole world are turned towards us and other peoples are demanding us to bring good to the world, instead of bad. They talk about this very seriously, claiming that Israel determines the entire state of the world, and if it is bad, Israel is to blame.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the people of Israel are found at the center of creation, and we possess a method that makes it possible to correctly organize connections in all of humanity, all of nature, and in an ideal way, calm down all levels of nature: the still, vegetative, animate and human. We have this knowledge and the ability to realize it. You don’t want there to be terrorist acts? Invest effort and do what depends on you! Don’t just sit at home in front of the television and count how many acts of terrorism there were today. If it depends upon each one of us, let’s begin to approach each other and ask, “How is this possible?  If we don’t do something, then this will continue.”

You ask, “Will the Intifada stop?” It won’t stop as long as the right connection between us hasn’t been found, especially among the people of Israel. And then everyone will understand how they need to organize themselves—all over the world, with everything that is happening in Europe, America, and in other nations. They will suddenly begin to understand how to establish relationships with each other.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/18/15

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What Is The Measure Of A Nation’s Strength?

Laitman_200_01Question: What helps a country to remain strong and stable in this chaotic world in terms of maintaining its economy and security?

Answer: There is nothing that helps—not army, wealth, industrial power, scientific potential, nor highly developed medicine or religion.

These things might support or slightly change to strengthen a country’s industrial, trade, and technological rating, but attaining real stability is unfeasible in this modern world. It seems to us that some countries are stable. But in fact, we cannot test their stability since it can be blown up in a moment. So far, nobody has attacked these countries and tried to destroy them.

That’s why it’s hard to evaluate how strong they really are since we can test their stability only under the condition that they oppose somebody’s hostility. South Africa is a vivid example of how easily  a strong and prosperous country can be destroyed.

Question: Is Israel in your opinion a strong country?

Answer: Israel is the weakest nation because there are too many factors that constantly undermine its stability. Israel can be destroyed by one explosion at an electric station or by poisoning the water supply in the lake Kinneret. Actually, it applies to any country, but Israel is much more prone to casualties and is vulnerable to numerous factors that can destroy its solidity.

Israel can be strong only on the condition that it uses its unique force—connection with the overall global system. The Israeli nation is a part of the upper governing network that can be influenced solely by the people of Israel.

Only unity among us will lead us to strength and sustainability. If the Jews connect with each other correctly, they will impact the entire world in a positive way. Our detachment unconsciously produces negative influence on humanity.

Question: Does it mean that Israel can become the strongest nation?

Answer: Yes, it’s possible, but only on condition that the Jews unite as one man with one heart. Our unity is the unit of measurement of our country’s strength. The power of the world is defined by Israel’s strength.

Israel is the only nation that can decide on its own whether it chooses to be strong or weak. Not a single country except Israel is capable of it; all other countries depend on Israel, on its decision.

Should we choose to be strong, we will have to unite. Only our unity will provide safety. When we unite, other countries will follow our example and join us of their own free will.

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