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The Most Powerful Weapon In The World

laitman_566_02Question: I understand that it is necessary to unite, but I cannot bear people with other political views and opinions that annoy me. Those around me argue constantly and feud, even in my family. It makes sense that if we don’t connect, we won’t survive, but I cannot manage to connect with others.

Answer: That is correct; we lack a culture of connection. We haven’t been taught how to connect with others correctly.

However, when we send a child to kindergarten or to school, we say to him, “Don’t quarrel! Be a good child! Be friendly to other children! You will see how everything will be fine.”

So, why don’t we say this to ourselves? Let’s start saying this to each other, like a mother admonishes her children.

Question: Do adults also need education like this?

Answer: Of course! We should help each other, as it is written, “Each one shall aid his fellow, and to his brother he shall say, “Strengthen yourself” (Isaiah 41:6).

Let’s shed our false pride, sour faces, and playing “macho” with everyone acting as if others don’t matter to him. Let’s be more cordial!

Then, we will see how much the world immediately will feel this and begin to relate to us well. We have no choice. This is our weapon!
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/25/15

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Nature Is Not Going Crazy

laitman_762_2Once in awhile it seems as if nature is going crazy, but the truth is that it isn’t nature that is going crazy, it is we who are going crazy. It is time to look in the mirror and realize where we have gone wrong and recalculate a route that includes a way to balance the system.

We live in the system of nature that includes the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human levels. Different forces operate in this system and they are all connected into one huge network. Any movement in the network affects everything.

The system of nature is a closed system, round and interconnected, and therefore aspires to constantly keep its balance. This balance was kept more or less until several decades ago, and people lived a quiet life on this planet that provided everything they needed. But we have lost all restraint since the middle of the 20th century.

Air, water, and land pollution have become part of our daily life; the earth is warming; our food is filling up with toxins, and new diseases have developed in the minds and bodies. The standards that were set to protect our health and international treaties to limit the emission of greenhouse gases have been broken over and over again. This is what happens when money makes the world go round and people prefer to turn a blind eye.

We have disrupted the balance in nature on every level and there is a price to pay. Climate changes and natural disasters have begun to hit us over and over again.

The Human Network

Alongside these processes, the connections between people and between countries have also developed. Industry, commerce, the economy, culture, and modes of communication have turned the world into a global village. A network of infinite ties has been woven and has created mutual interdependence between everyone.

In order to function properly in this situation, there is a need for positive mutual treatment, but this is something we have not developed. We could develop systems of mutual help and support between people all over the world and make sure that everyone feels good and thus keep the balance, but our egoistic nature didn’t allow us to understand that in time.

An increasingly growing gap has been created, a gap between the unbalanced network of the connections between people and the balanced network of the forces that operate in the system of nature.

We Can Correct Things

“Our planet is rich enough to provide for all of us.” (Rav Yehuda Ashlag, Baal HaSulam).

Although we have seemingly crossed the red line and the point of no return, we can still correct things. Our planet can be rehabilitated and become a pleasant, blooming, flourishing home for all of us. Our planet can also feed tens of billions of people if we only learn what it means to really live as human beings.

In order to do so, we have to agree on certain points. First of all, that we have to ensure that things are good for everyone, not just ourselves. Secondly, any consumption beyond what we really need to lead a healthy balanced life destroys us and our common home.

The most important thing is the relationships between people. We must learn to balance our relations. Mutual consideration and not doing to others what is hateful for us, trying to support one another and to connect nicely, until we even manage to love one another, and our good thoughts about one another will heal the world.

“The ascent and descent of every part of reality depend on the ascent and descent of the power of man’s mind.” (Rav Kook, “The Treasures of Rav Kook”)

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Where should the positive wave that will wash the whole world start? Here in Israel, why? Because deep inside us the great rule of “love thy friend as thyself” is imprinted. Mutual guarantee is what has made us a nation. True, it will not be easy because we Israelis also have the biggest ego in the world, but there is no other choice. The world needs the quality of the original Israel, like oxygen.

The great spiritual leaders of our nation have developed the wisdom of Kabbalah, the wisdom of connection, in order to help us in the process of correcting the world. It is a scientific method that tells us how to receive the positive force from the depths of nature, the force that can balance the evil in man and help him connect positively with his environment. If we learn to relate well to each other, we will calm ourselves, humanity, and the whole world and total balance will be restored.

“When humanity will reach its goal… by reaching the complete level of love of others, when all the bodies of people in the world will unite into one body and one heart—all the hoped for happiness will be revealed to humanity to its fullest” (Rav Yehuda Ashlag, “Baal HaSulam”).

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Why Does The World Blame Israel?

Laitman_043Question: Israel is struggling with an increasing wave of terrorism, so why does the entire world blame Israel?

Answer: The nations of the world subconsciously feel that everything depends on what is happening Israel. If the people of Israel are united, this invites the unification of the entire world, and everyone will feel good.

But through their separation, the people of Israel cause the separation of all of humanity, which makes it so bad that wars, problems, and disasters begin all over the world. The Book of Zohar writes about this, so how is it possible to argue against it?

Everything that is happening among the people of Israel is radiated to the entire world, one to one. If the Israelis unite, then the entire world also will unite and change their attitude toward Israel for the better. But if Israelis are distant from each other, then the entire world crumbles and distances itself from Israel. That is why they begin to hate us. Israel determines the state of the entire world through unification or separation. This is because the people of Israel are a unique part of humanity that at some time in the past accepted the method of unification called the wisdom of Kabbalah.

This wisdom was implemented by us during the First and Second Temples, but then we lost our unity, and from brotherly love, we fell into unfounded hatred. This happened more than 2,000 years ago, and during all of the years that have gone by since then, we have lived with this unfounded hatred toward each other to this day. We were forced to go through so much suffering precisely because of this—the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and the pogroms—and all of this was because we lost connection with each other. All of the Kabbalists, all of our sages, have spoken about this.

In the years 1950 to 1970, the entire world, except for the Arab nations, had a good attitude toward the people of Israel. They hoped that good unification here would spread to the world, providing a positive benefit to the world. They expected that by building their nation, the people of Israel would have a positive influence on the world. However, when the world saw that there has not been any talk about unification among the people of Israel and that we act just the opposite, the world has turned its back on us. It is because we Jews hate each other.

Comment: But the world doesn’t condemn us because of the conflicts between us. Instead, it is because of the conflict with the Palestinians.

Answer: People simply cannot express this in other words because they feel subconsciously that everything depends on Israel. Deeper analysts express these claims more precisely, and the Torah also teaches about this. Henry Ford, well-known for his anti-Semitic views, wrote about the obligation of the people of Israel to reach a true and good unity and convey it to the entire world. Our world doesn’t need anything other than good unification.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/25/15

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When The Grave Becomes Paradise

laitman_207Torah, Numbers 16:31 – 16:35: As soon as he finished speaking all these words, the earth beneath them split open. The earth beneath them opened its mouth and swallowed them and their houses, and all the men who were with Korah and all the property. They, and all they possessed, descended alive into the grave; the earth covered them up, and they were lost to the assembly.

All Israel who were around them fled from their cries, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up [too]!” A fire came forth from the Lord and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who had offered up the incense.

Question: What does “descended alive into the grave” mean?

Answer: If you are completely within your egoistic desires, you clearly feel the contradiction between these desires and the Creator, and this burns you like fire. You feel shame, nothingness, the absolute oppositeness, and you do not know what to do with these desires, so they burn you. This is called hell. After all, the grave, hell, is a shame.

Therefore, “descended alive into the grave” means to feel intense shame, but this is a gradual correction.

Desires and characteristics constantly appear that we are ashamed of. However, what happens on the physical level is not connected at all to what the Torah is talking about. Spiritual shame is the worst thing. It is truly hell.

Question: It says, “All Israel who were around them fled from their cries, for they said, ‘Lest the earth swallow us up [too]!’” What are these desires?

Answer: All of the rest of the characteristics of the person feel how he now is going through a state of purification and benefit from this unique empowerment and elevation.

The fire of shame affects and influences everything on all sides because this a single integral system within us. It follows that spiritual shame is the essence. He created Malchut, Tzimtzum Aleph (the first restriction), and the entire system, which is based only on the feeling of shame.

The underworld has seven compartments, and the deepest of them is called Sheol. Those wicked people fell specifically into Sheol.

According to the desire of the Creator, the ground gave way deep underground so that the destructive influence of Sheol would not destroy the world.

This speaks about the maximum distance between Moses and Korach. But then there is a correction and nothing remains inside. Sheol itself becomes Gan Eden (Garden of Eden – paradise)! After all, in fact, evil does not exist.

All enemies are those who yearn for the Creator. Therefore, Sheol becomes Gan Eden, just as Mount Sinai becomes a sacred mountain, and all of its hatred, magnified 625 times, becomes a sacred mountain on whose summit—where previously there had been the most negative and egoistic accumulation that can possibly exist in nature—the person encounters the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15

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What Does The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Offer Us?

laitman_259_01Question: How can we be sure that it is actually the wisdom of Kabbalah that reveals the upper force? After all, every religion claims that.

Answer: That, I cannot say. The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t focus on attracting people.

A person must delve into the sources, listen to what they say, dig in the primary sources on our site, and then realize if it is what he is looking for or not. If it isn’t for you, keep on looking elsewhere, and if it is for you, we will be very happy.

Of course, we are interested in people hearing us because, as I have learned from my own experience, the wisdom of Kabbalah gives a person a feeling of eternity, wholeness, and a feeling that he manages his own fate. He is not afraid of dying in the physical sense since he ascends to another level of existence while here in this life.

I think that nothing can give a person what the wisdom of Kabbalah does. I am not speaking about different religions, since they appeared as a result of the wisdom of Kabbalah being concealed. It is the foundation of all the religions, spiritual practices, and even philosophies.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the foundation of all of the sciences. The ancient sources tell us about that, and all of the wisdoms and sciences stem from these sources.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.05.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 37

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 25 

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Answer to Terrorism — Strengthening the Foundations of the Nation”

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