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Opinion (about the book by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, “Xi Jinping – Political Management”): “Jinping presents quite an ethnic-national version of Marxism.
“The Chinese people are the inheritors of a unique civilization, fate prepared them to take a unique position in this world, a position that embodies human kindness. In the opinion of Jinping, China will become strong, democratic, and harmonious with a developed culture. Poverty, corruption, a polluted atmosphere and ethnic conflicts will not remain there”.
My Comment: I think that the Chinese dream seems idealistic, like its prototype—the American Dream. Jinping still sees China behind the Great Wall of China, where Chinese successes don’t depend upon the world situation. This is completely opposite to the trends in development in all of nature, and especially human society.
So all the elements of such a policy have no foundation. China needs to show itself as a good rallying point for all of humanity, and only then will it have a great future! It will leap over the Great Wall of China that is between it and all the nations of the world, showing an example for all peoples!
Question: You published an article based on Baal HaSulam’s “Introduction to The Book of Zohar” that talks about the internal and external parts of the people of Israel will undoubtedly cause resentment among religious people.
Will it trigger correction of the whole system and strengthen the inner part of the Torah relative to the external?
Answer: Baal HaSulam divided the people of Israel into the internal and external parts. The inner part is the people who are engaged in the internal part of the Torah with the intention for the sake of bestowal, i.e., Kabbalah. It brings us to loving our neighbor as ourselves. But the external part applies solely to those who observe commandments without intention.
If we study Kabbalah, we are on the path of the Light and benevolence. If we restrict ourselves to merely physical observance of the commandments, then we move from disaster to disaster as evidenced by the ordeals endured by the people of Israel during the exile.
We want all the people of Israel to hear about this fact. It is very important that each person who has the opportunity to join the study of the internal Torah, i.e., Kabbalah, and attract the Returning Light to the people of Israel and through them to the entire world.
The article you mentioned will definitely cause a negative reaction, but it is difficult to remain silent. When we see a sick person who needs an urgent surgery, someone has to take a scalpel and perform the operation to extract a harmful tumor. Does a surgeon cause our indignation because he cuts the patient?
If we acted differently, we’d be like a little boy who cried when he saw a tailor “ruining” the fabric with scissors to make a suit.
Our current state requires correction, and pity is misplaced here. We need to understand where we are at this point. Nowadays, people are already prepared to listen. Time have changed since the Pharaoh resented Moses who in his opinion “excited” the Jewish people, rather than letting them work quietly for the Pharaoh. At this time, we are obligated to do our job as Moses and Aaron.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/9/15, Lesson on the Topic: “Selections from the Source on the Topic of Connection Between Internality and Externality in the Torah to Israel’s Redemption”
I am burning inside; I just don’t want to feel it. I am choked by His greatness. I know that He is the one and only, and that He is good and beneficent. However, hatred is within me. I don’t know how to love, and I don’t know what love is.
My latest on Ynet:
The Islamic terror stems from the unbridled evil force that permeates even girls as young as 14 – 16, poisoning their minds and causing them to leave their homes brandishing scissors in search of a victim. This is a time to unite and inject the positive force into the world that can stop terrorism.
While we are debating whether we are in the midst of a wave of terrorism, the third intifada, or war, we are missing the main point–every day young and old, men and women, innocent civilians are being murdered, innocent citizens who until a moment before had dreams, are murdered each day. We thank God that that this time we were spared. We delete the news update on our mobile phones, switch to another radio station, and run away from the news. Man, like animals, has an inherent ability to adapt to any reality, even a very harsh one.
But we must not accept a routine of bloodshed; we must not give in to apathy. As hard as they work, the Israeli security forces are only putting out fires; we must also act at a deeper level—to stand up and fight against the real enemy that lies within us: our separation. At every moment of separation, the external enemy is gnawing away at us, but if we want to end the war, we must subdue the enemy within.
Out of Balance
The mad impulse of terrorists to murder us comes from a deeper place. Even the accusations of Sweden’s foreign minister and those of her colleagues in the EU who tried to connect the bloodbath in France to Israel, come from the same place; they harbor inbred hatred that stems from sources that go far beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It is written in The Book of Zohar that all of humanity is connected in a single network. Currently, negative forces are flowing through it leading the world toward extremism, hatred, and destruction. The channels through which the good forces of unity, mutual consideration, and concern for others should flow to the world are almost fully blocked, There is much room for improvement in the network of connections among us.
The nation of Israel has a special role in determining the balance of powers in this network. When we make an effort to unite, we “inject” positive forces into the world, and balance out the negative ones.
In contrast, when division reigns among us, we become part of the negative force and increase its power in the world, as it is written in The Book of Zohar that there will be “poverty, ruin, pillage, looting, killing, and destruction in the world.” The direct result is that our enemies “raise their heads and mainly want to destroy Israel,” as it is written in the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar.”
Chronicle of Destruction
The hatred of Israel and terror toward the Jews is not a new phenomenon. The nation of Israel was founded over 4,000 years ago on the tenet of “Love thy neighbor as yourself.” The main novelty that we brought to humanity was our wondrous ability to unite because “Israel holds the key to the unity of the world” (Rabbi Kook, Sacred Lights). This mutual guarantee is the only justification for its existence. When unfounded hatred broke out among us and ravaged every decent part of it, the Temple was destroyed. This hatred cut off the flow of the positive force from us to the world. You can see this law throughout history—when the evil force prevails, it brings destruction, war, and bloodshed.
“In each and every generation, we are commanded to strengthen the unity among us so that our enemies will not rule over us,” writes Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov in The Book of Consciousness. As long as we don’t repair the social rift between us, the evil force will generate more hate to destroy us. This does not end at Israel’s borders; the more Europe suffers from the evil force, the more it will blame us and hold us responsible for the spread of radical Islam. And the results will not be long in following.
Bestowing Good Upon the World
The security forces will continue to protect the citizens of Israel and make every effort to prevent the next attack, but this is not enough to prevent the next victim. We must awaken love of others, connection, and mutual guarantee. These are the components of our national strength.
When these positive forces begin to flow through us to the rest of the world, it will balance out this chaos the world is in. Accordingly, peace, tranquility, and sense of security will return on the streets. As Rav Kook wrote, “If we are ruined and the world was ruined with us by unfounded hatred, we will be rebuilt, and the world will be rebuilt with us through unfounded love.”
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Question: I would like to register for courses at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center, but what I heard on your lesson on Israeli television confuses and perplexes me; I realized that I don’t understand anything. This wisdom seems too complicated for me. Would registering for the course be appropriate for me?
Answer: I constantly repeat that Kabbalah is a wisdom that must be studied. It is impossible to explain this profound, rich, and ancient wisdom in a few words; half of the concepts are in the upper world, from where all the forces and bestowal descend into our lives.
And what is relevant to this world is also not understood until you know what is happening in the upper world; so you cannot explain from where some phenomenon suddenly appears. Since you don’t see the upper roots, you don’t understand how the phenomena are projected from there onto our world by the forces that descend from above.
When you begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, which speaks about the general nature of a person, about his inner essence, we attain ourselves, the world that surrounds us, and the interaction between them. We begin to understand how we influence the world, and how the world influences us. We grasp life more deeply, its flow, our inner desires and motivations. This helps a person to balance his life, to look correctly at what is happening, and to understand the reason for his deeds and reactions to various events.
The wisdom of Kabbalah includes everything within it. There is no area that it doesn’t encompass. It can give an answer to every question: Why are we impressed by some music? Why is our language specifically constructed this way? Why is our body built specifically in this way, with hands and feet? Why do we organize a particular environment for ourselves and think that it is comfortable for us?
All of this can be revealed through the wisdom of Kabbalah because it begins from the beginning of creation, from the creation of desire. And then this desire developed and penetrated into our world, which is what we call the “Big Bang,” as a result of which our universe appeared and expanded.
Kabbalah begins from nothing, from the beginning of creation, and carries through all of human development, including our universe, together with the Earth that is contained within it and all of its history until the present day. And it doesn’t stop with this, but leads us on to the final purpose of creation.
When a person sees this entire process, he is able to manage the process and his entire life. He sees the complete perspective, all the way from beginning to end, and so he becomes an Adam (Man) and not a little child, which is what he is today, not understanding what is happening with him and only trying to escape the blows of fate.
I invite everyone to the courses at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center online or in Israel at the Kabbalah for the People college, and I wish much success to all of you!
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 11/1/15
Answer: In principle, each of us must find the answers to his questions himself. You must become a Kabbalist, reveal the upper world, see the system of management of our world, and if you have questions, you immediately will find the answers.
For example, a little child looks at a car and asks: “Why does this car have wheels? Why do they go around?” etc. When he gets older, he becomes familiar with the entire system, knows how a car is built, and he can answer any question that arises about it.
Thus, you will no longer be tied to your teacher, and you will begin to answer every question for yourself as you completely master our world from beginning to end, from its birth and after its end.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/27/15
Preparation for the Lesson
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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “What Are the Powers Which Are Needed for Work”
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 57
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Lesson on the Topic: “Chanukah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 6
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Answer: Only through unity! It is not important from whom or from what the aggression stems. Any deep emotion on any level can be neutralized only through a positive attitude, but not towards a particular person or source, but rather through a good relationship between us.
The whole world hates us—don’t pay attention to it. Unite among yourselves and you will see how the whole world will dance attendance on you.
Question: What about a neighbor who hates you? Should one sit with him at a table and start a conversation?
Answer: A direct conversation will not help. We need to create a general atmosphere. When talking with someone one on one, you as if give them a solution at the level of our world. Most likely it won’t work, except maybe in individual cases. Therefore it is necessary to go through all the people, through the general system.
We have to create an atmosphere of mutual goodness and benevolence among us, for through our unity we create a security dome over the nation.
Question: What is the first step on the way to unity?
Answer: Let’s begin to be aware of this, to speak and think about it. There is no need for anything else.
Question: Does this mean that the wisdom of Kabbalah is against action?
Answer: Certainly not. For example, many volunteers visit hospitals or care for the elderly, etc.. Yet if these actions were in order to unite the people, they would be crowned with success. It is very important to keep an inner focus that you do this for the sake of unity. That is how you activate the system of upper management.
Simple mechanical activities won’t give anything. Our world is basically a consequence of the upper world. You want to influence it? This can be done only through your intentions. Through your actions you will not influence the upper degree.
So it is necessary to learn how this is done. I call for everyone to visit our websites, to learn, to write to us, and take part in our activities. Join us at whatever it’s convenient for you. If we unite into a single system, you will see how it will change the current atmosphere.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the core, the soul of our nation, from which we were created. Not only will you discover many new things, you will also realize how you can change your destiny and the fate of the world.
From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15