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In The Wake Of The Tragedy In Paris, Part 1


Freedom and Permissiveness

Question: After the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 129 victims, many say that the Third World War has begun.

Answer: This is not yet the Third World War because it would be a nuclear war that would completely destroy our world.

Of course, I don’t minimize the significance of the tragedy that befell France and all of humanity. Unfortunately, these acts of terrorism have already become commonplace. A week ago, a Russian plane crashed in Egypt. On board, there were more than 200 people.

All of this is not yet World War Three, but these are its first symptoms. If we continue like this, then unavoidably, we will reach it because the entire world is deteriorating further and further downward, closer and closer to disaster.

Question: France is a nation with democratic values like liberty, equality, and brotherhood: the slogans of the great French revolution. How is it possible that, precisely here, the dark forces of evil have arisen?

Answer: Since the French revolution, democracy has experienced so many distortions. Freedom became unlimited permissiveness for all. This is not good. Everything must be balanced because, after all, our world exists on the basis of balance between two forces, light and dark, plus and minus, and cold and warmth.

All of nature is built on the mutual cooperation between two opposites. But if we are talking only about freedom without any limits, then it could bring terrible consequences even much worse than slavery or dictatorship. It is very difficult to stand against those who do evil when they are wrapped in the banner of freedom and democracy. So, all of the best things, even freedom, must be in the right proportion.

We have seen in recent decades that France has become a refuge for immigrants from Africa and the Middle East. In fact, in France, nothing remains of the old European nation, famous for its classic literature, culture, and education that once was. Only memories are left.

The former slogans of liberty, equality, and fraternity have become nice words that are not applied anywhere, and it is doubtful if it is possible to apply them; let’s be realistic. There is a democracy that we can discuss nicely like a theatrical play, and there is a harsh reality in which democracy hasn’t existed for some time.

It is necessary to differentiate between dreams and reality, with the deepest respect that I have for France, which became the first nation that led the entire world to democracy, a new culture and education. It should be noted that this was only a temporary trend. The stormy period of revival that gave Impressionism and all of the revolutionary innovations to the world has passed and ended.

Today, after close to 150 years have passed, we are in an absolutely different age. In our day, force and terrorism dominate. Instead of the colors of blue, white, and red, France has become the color green. This has had a great influence on all of its life. It is impossible to say that France is a French nation if 10% of its population are Muslims who are beginning to dictate their laws to everyone.

The president of France no longer represents it. Rather, it is the force that puts pressure on him. So, France has split into two camps, and the extreme right, under the leadership of Le Pen, want to restore it to its previous form even though they are almost fascists.

But in relation to the fear of terrorism that is now occurring in France, they no longer seem like extremists to the French. The French are beginning to lean toward this. There is no other escape except to cling to the line of the extreme right.
To be continued.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 11/15/15

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Do Not Waste Your Life On Worthless Things

laitman_546_01Question: Every movement or doctrine must be represented in the media proportionally to the degree of its popularity. But the wisdom of Kabbalah is not so popular when you try to bring it out in the media.

Answer: This means, it will be popular.

I give it the greatest importance! I believe here is no other study in our world that a person must learn except the wisdom of Kabbalah. Nothing except it will provide us with a good life, access to the upper world, the truth of existence, and knowledge about the system of management.

Do you want to feel wholeness and eternity now? Feel it! Exist in it! At the same time, you do not destroy this world; rather, you will connect the two worlds together.

Why waste your life on all kinds of worthless things when you can provide yourself with everything good; after all, it comes from the abundance of the Upper Light, from the energy that descends to our world. Do it so that it will pour down in a direct stream, and everything will be yours.
From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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What Does The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Engage In?

laitman_234Comment: Many believe that the wisdom of Kabbalah should deal with the spiritual elevation of man and not in finding a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah provides the solution to all conflicts and disputes because it allows people to get closer to the revelation of the upper world. When we get closer to it, our lives becomes better.

Yet, our adversaries are right: The true role of the wisdom of Kabbalah is not to bring goodness to our world, but to raise a person to the next level, to the level of the upper world. This is the real goal!

But how can you approach a person and start explaining that? After all, he wouldn’t even listen to us.

But when the blows hit him and you tell him that there is a solution to his problem, he will listen to a couple of words and then to a few more words, and so on. Thus he will gradually realize that you are offering a solution to the problems in our world because this is the only thing he hears. As it is said: “Educate a boy according to his way.”

Then he will understand that this is only a way to truly rise to the upper world. He receives blows in this world because the wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t attract a person directly.
From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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To Whom Does The Land Of Israel Belong?

laitman_933Question: Who do you think the land of Israel belongs to?

Answer: No one! No one can live in it besides the Jewish people, but on the condition they are united.

It is written in the books of Kabbalah that we received the opportunity to be here, to gather together and become one people. If we are divided and not internally connected with each other, we are not a people.

Question: Israel is home to a lot of people who are not Jewish according to Halacha. Are they my brothers or not?

Answer: I will give you a very simple definition of whom it is possible to call a Jew.

“Jew” is from the word “Ivry” – “Ever,” which means to cross over. Anyone who moves from hatred to love, from a feeling of our world to the feeling of the upper world, is called a Jew.

“Israel” (Isra-el) means straight to the Creator, the system of higher management. Those who are directed toward it are called Israelis.

“Jew” is from the word “Ichud,” connection, unity.

Therefore all the people who study in our group—Mexicans, Chileans, Americans, Turks, Arabs, Russians, French, Germans—if they are directed toward the Creator, they stand under the banner of Abraham as in ancient Babylon, connecting among themselves beyond all the differences; they are called Israel.

Question: So, all of your students a priori are Jews?

Answer: They are the most Jewish Jews in the world! And those who aren’t directed toward the Creator, according to the spiritual definition, are not Jews and not Israelis.

In all times, many non-Jewish came to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. Before the destruction of the Second Temple (Beit HaMikdash)  many people from the nations of the world joined us, so all the Israelites were in attainment of the upper world, not to mention the kings of Israel.

And King David and the future Messiah, the son of David, were descendants of a non-Jewish woman, a Moabite.

The entire political system in ancient Israel was constructed not by a Jew, but by Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. This means that, according to Halacha, the children of Moses were also not Jews.

If you refuse to accept the true definition in relation to the Creator and higher attainment, you can conduct all kinds of genetic tests. That is your business.

However, now we have come to a situation that, whether we want it or not, the entire world will become connected, which is to say that everyone will be directed toward the Creator, as it is written, “…for they shall all know Me from their smallest to their greatest” (Jeremiah 31:33).

Only those who feel the desire for a higher world, the Creator, to unite with each other, who have the question of the meaning of life, would be allowed to go to the land of Israel. That is the main question.

Baal HaSulam writes that a person who yearns for the truth, for the source, for the wisdom of Kabbalah, is one who asks himself, “What is the meaning of life?” There is a place here specifically for such people. The others just came here to be in one place and are necessary to create a group, as did Abraham. After all, we are gathered as one people according to ideological principles.

So, if we were to examine all the Jews in relation to the ancient Babylonians, it would follow that you were from one tribe, I was from another people, a third was from some other family, etc. We are all different.
From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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The Solution To Terror, Part 6 – Economy And Terror

Laitman_510_01Comment: It is common knowledge that the basis of a strong state is not national unity but a strong economy, the eradication of poverty and a higher standard of living.

Answer: The economy is losing its former importance in the world. We cannot put our lives at the mercy of the economy because we don’t know what determines the economy. In the past we thought we understood economic laws of economy, but today the old principles are destroyed and no longer work. Economic strength doesn’t guarantee anything anymore.

A country can be economically the strongest in the world, but it doesn’t guarantee security. What can a country do if 20% of its citizens go out to the streets and murder people with knives?

What will we do if all the Arabs attack us with knifes—children, adults, boys, girls, men, women, sick, and healthy – everybody who can walk? What does it have to do with the economy?

On the contrary, the more money and investment we put in to them, the more it will destroy us. Israel donates significantly to Gaza Strip and everyone can see that it doesn’t help enhance security in that region.

At the head of terrorism is headed is an ideology that has nothing to do with the standard of living. Improving the Arabs’ standard of living won’t stop their attacks on us. Even if we distributed free products to them, they wouldn’t be happy. They are ready to starve and suffer as long as they can destroy us.

We can arm ourselves with thousands of planes and tanks but it won’t help. See how the world is trying to forcefully crush the terrorists in Syria and Iraq and all their efforts are in vain. Two million Arab refugees have already penetrated Europe and have put an end to the peaceful European life. Soon the Europeans themselves will begin to flee from Europe.

Therefore, the only means to guarantee security is the unity of the people according to a special method which the wisdom of Kabbalah offers.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/5/15, Lesson on the Topic: “The Answer to Terrorism — Strengthening the Foundations of the Nation”

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Who Knows How To Repair The World?

laitman_568_01Question: Do you think you are the only one who knows the solution to the problems in the Middle East?

Answer: I think that I am the only one in the world who knows the solution and its implementation. It is not enough just to know the solution. It is necessary to gradually reveal the possibilities for realizing it, and it will be revealed from above.

I, together with my several hundred thousand students, and other larger circles who number several million people who are in our learning system, arouse the influence of the higher forces of management from which we become educated. This makes it possible for us to say that we know how to repair the world.

Question: There are so many different doctrines, religions, and various currents in the world. How is it that you alone know the solution?

Answer: I am not saying that I alone am developing the correct implementation of what is the responsibility of the people of Israel. We realize this with our large group that numbers thousands of people.

Question: Do you have some kind of secret you are hiding?

Answer: I am a very open person, and I would reveal much more to people happily, but this could harm them. It is just like when a child is given only what he can understand and not beyond that. So, it is with the wisdom of Kabbalah. Otherwise, I would be misunderstood. Even those who hear me today understand what I am talking about with great difficulty, and they are only a tiny fraction of all of humanity!
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Convention In Moscow, “Mutual Guarantee Is Nature’s Foundation,” Day One – 11.20.15

Convention in Moscow, “Mutual Guarantee Is the Assurance of Unity,” Day One, Lesson 1 

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Convention in Moscow, “Mutual Guarantee Is the Power that Ascends Us to the Creator,” Day One, Lesson 2

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Convention in Moscow, “Group as an Instrument of Actualizing Mutual Guarantee,” Day One, Lesson 3

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