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The Integration Of Opposite Forces

laitman_224Midrash Rabbah, Parashat Balak: Balak was of noble origin, but he didn’t belong to the royal family. He wasn’t a Moavite from birth, but a Midianite, and so in ordinary times, crowning him simply would have been impossible. Yet, in the given situation, it happened thanks to his reputation as a brave warrior and a skilled sorcerer.

Balak was from Midian, just like Jethro, Moses’ father in law, with whom Moses had undergone a 40-year internship.

Jethro, who was the head of Midian, reached Moses’ camp when the Jews were getting ready to go to the desert and became their counselor, helping them build their defense and justice systems, and solving the problems of the mass of people who came out of Egypt. This is the reason that the internal structure of the Jewish nation is according to Midian law of.

Before taking any decision, Balak decided to find out what the secret of the Jews’ phenomenal success was: how they conquered one nation after another.

Conquering one nation after another means raising themselves above the ego and correcting it one layer after the other. This is called advancing in the desert.

And now it is about the people who have crossed the desert and are approaching the land of Israel.

Jethro understood the designation of the Jews and therefore connected to Moses. There is a double transition from egoism to altruism here, the attributes of Moses and the attributes of Jethro, Zipporah, Moses’ wife, and their sons are in the middle. This means that the movement toward the land of Israel would have been impossible without the connection to Jethro.

It is a very interesting combination of forces, of opposite and contrasting attributes and systems. It is actually by the coordination between them that the right contact with the Creator is achieved. It cannot happen differently. The two opposites must be together and then, on the basis of the oppositeness between them, the truth—which is in neither of them, but above—is revealed, “and the Creator is above them.”

However, thanks to the right oppositeness, you look at things as if through a sight, through a narrow, accurate crack, which is the only way you can see the target. Therefore, the opposite forces are on the level of Moses. It says that there never has been a Jewish prophet like Moses, but there has been among the nations of the world: Jethro.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/8/15

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Harmful Food And Healthy Food

Laitman_506_6Question: Scientists from Carnegie University in the US believe that vegetarianism and health diets are harmful to the environment.

They have conducted many studies and claim that consuming fruits, vegetables, and dairy products causes great harm to the environment since there is greater energy and water consumption associated with them, which pollutes the atmosphere. At the same time, they say that meat consumption has a positive effect on the environment.

Answer: We believe that vegetarian food is healthier, but in fact, we actually have changed ourselves. We have formatted ourselves so that it is no longer clear what is good and what is bad for our body and for the natural environment.

In our current way of life when seven to eight billion people populate the earth, we cannot strive to ensure everyone haw healthy, normal, natural food. It is because it is impossible to grow so much food naturally since you would not be able to feed anyone that way.

In order to grow such amounts of fruits and vegetables the old-fashioned way, we would need ten planets equipped with different automatic devices. However, even then, we would have miniature cucumbers and tomatoes. In other words, it doesn’t make sense. It is impossible to feed huge numbers of people that way.

At the same time, we must take into account that natural products spoil very quickly, so we should eat what we develop.

I had a friend who worked at the institute of agriculture. I once asked him, “What do you do? What do you feed us?” I told him a joke that you could play football with a tomato that we consume today, and nothing would happen to it, and you would even be able to cut it into a salad.

His reply was, “Yes, we aspire to grow exactly this type of tomato that you could throw against the wall, and then make whatever you want of it.” They will be in different shapes, so you would be able to transport them wherever you want, keep them for a long time, and then make whatever you want from them. They still will be tasty in texture and flavor.

Question: What about people’s health?

Answer: People also will be semi-synthetic. Everything will be normal, and nothing will happen because we have multiplied to eight billion people on earth, and we need to supply food for everyone, and natural products cannot be preserved long enough.

Today, we can build two greenhouses in the Negev which will feed all of Russia with different kinds of vegetables. We can grow miniature trees that will bear huge fruit, and it isn’t a problem at all. This way, humanity will not be hungry, and food products will not be spoiled because they have been engineered that way.

This means that everything will be fine. You load tomatoes on a truck and ship them wherever you want to. They will not rot after two or three days. Then you can wash them a little and see that there are no worms. Everything is clean, and you can make a salad. We must take this seriously. It is true that people are critical. I agree with them, but what can we do if we must feed eight billion people, and our desire is that no one should lack anything.

Question: So, what is the conclusion?

Answer: First, we must make sure that everyone has whatever he needs: half a kilo of tomatoes, half a kilo of cucumbers, half a kilo of peppers a day, 200 grams of meat, a piece of fish, and a glass of wine or grape juice. Everyone should have whatever he wants and everything will be fresh: one apple, one pear, and a slice of good bread.

However, can we do that? It is only thanks to chemistry. Otherwise, it would not reach the consumer, and you would not be able to preserve the food, pack it, and so forth.

In any case, you must apply science so that food would reach people in the most distant places and no one would be hungry.

When you achieve that with the help of science, you should make sure that it is as least harmful as possible. On the other hand, what difference does it make whether it is harmful or not? In the last century, life expectancy has doubled.
So, what’s next? Are people who live a normal life and who consume this food less healthy? Never mind.

There are natural diseases, so we should try to understand what they stem from. I don’t see that vegetarians are healthier than other people. My teacher Rabash could buy any type of food, and I suggested that he buy special fruits and vegetables and a special type of meat, but he said, “I need to eat what everyone eats.” No matter how hard I tried to convince him that that type of food was harmful, he refused and said, “I need to consume what all the others do because I live among them.”

Question: Does this mean that the conclusion is that, first of all, there is nowhere to escape to, and second, that the people will not starve?

Answer: No, the second conclusion comes first. The most important thing is that people will not starve.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/16/15

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Life And Pleasure, Part 2

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Spiritual Anti-Matter

Question: What is so bad about everyone yearning to get the greatest pleasure, and why are there so many problems and so much suffering in our world?

Answer: The problem is that each of us receives pleasure at the expense of someone else. By enjoying myself, I take pleasure away from others. I steal from them. I limit them somehow. This is what arouses war between people. Besides this, we were created with an evil, egoistic nature, and we want more pleasure specifically from having more than others. Enjoyment at the expense of others is a much greater pleasure. It is enough to see how we behave on the highway, cutting each other off and not giving each other the right of way. Is there really anyone for whom another minute would determine his life? Not at all, we simply get pleasure from moving ahead of everyone. This is our evil inclination. There is nothing bad about yearning to enjoy oneself. It is typical of any animal. However, a person specifically wants to have pleasure at the expense of others, rising above them and trampling them, and this is what is destroying our society. So the world has come to such a crisis.

Question: But there are many people who sacrifice themselves for the good of society.

Answer: They also are acting from their desire to enjoy. In fact, no one thinks about others. They themselves simply don’t understand the true motivation of their actions. If we were to take away the pleasure that humane people get from helping others, they couldn’t even make the smallest movement. If a mother were suddenly to stop feeling pleasure from her baby, he would die of starvation.

All matter works only according to this single principle. However, there is more matter, which is called “spiritual,” that is not felt by us and that acts according to another principle, bestowal, not reception. Spirituality is based upon this, giving pleasure and not receiving pleasure. This is antimatter, an upside-down world.

The spiritual world exists, and even ordinary science is discovering some borderline phenomena, but we are not ready to catch them with the help of our instruments. However, a person can attain a feeling of the upper world, of antimatter, and it is specifically with this that the wisdom of Kabbalah is involved.

Through special exercises, we can transform our matter into new matter, a desire to bestow, instead of a desire to receive. Then, we can enjoy bestowal, instead of reception.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 11/29/15

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The Secret Of The Islamic State

Laitman_002Comment: A secret document of the “Islamic State” was published in the British newspaper The Guardian. It was a detailed program for building a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, which involves world control not only through the use of the sword, but also through the careful alignment of administrative, bureaucratic, social, and international components.

This 24-page document details the future state agencies: a propaganda machine, a diplomatic department responsible for international relations, centralized control over oil, etc. It devotes a lot of attention to educating the young generation to master new technologies.

Answer: The people of ISIS have common sense and know exactly what they want. From the outset, they adhere to a very clear ideological goal, and all their actions are detailed in line with this. They take into account that their plan is to control the world, so their tactics are structured correctly.

Indeed, they create their own venues and ideologies, and apart from them, also terrorism, bringing their new weapons of mass destruction: chemical, gas, radioactive, and others. They know how to disperse and hide them. In addition, they recruit foreign scientists to develop those kinds of weapons for use in guerilla warfare.

Their only weak spot is that they do not have their own state, on behalf of which they could expand.

Therefore, all the efforts of Western countries should be directed to destroy the country in its “embryonic” state, and to prevent the education of the young generation in this spirit.

As soon as Western Europe and the US allow the appearance of such a nation, just like a cancerous growth, it will immediately spread to the entire world. This is the first thing.

Second, they attract people by saying, “We want to unite and thereby save the world from ideological conflicts and a new world war. If one state is formed, one opinion, one single ideology, then there will be no war.”

The background is this: if the world surrenders, then everything will be fine. So the world, which by and large is opposed to this ideology, has only one option: to give in to them.

Only the ideology of Kabbalah, which is against this backdrop that will awaken and emerge more and more, confronts the ideology of the Islamic State.

As a result, the world will confront this resistance and will understand that the Kabbalistic ideology allows people not only to unite, but to do so without losing the freedom to follow the plan of nature. After all, this system wasn’t artificially set up but was taken from the depth of nature, from its laws. Thus, it is specifically this system that has the right of existence.

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about how humanity needs to rise to the next level of its development and enter the next dimension in which we will exist together as one whole. And then with our unity, we will feel the manifestation of a single force of nature, which is called the Creator.

Comment: This Islamic State also wants to be a single entity, a unified whole.

Answer: Yes, but this is a whole that is egoistic and doesn’t correct man’s nature; it unites everyone through fear and pressure, and is therefore not viable. The period where people try to unite under the pressure of a dictator will quickly end and will bring much bloodshed.

From the perspective of Kabbalah, unity reveals the upper force, which connects us. This means that we don’t unite under pressure of fear or some human factors, but under the influence of the upper force of nature. We feel how it brings us together!

We feel it brings us together. Therein lies difference between the two ideologies. Thus the world, in any case, will come to unity, but it’s advisable to avoid the terrible and bloody dictatorship, and do so in a good way. I think that it will be this way.

As for today, the main thing for all of humanity is to not to allow the formation of the Islamic State in either Iraq or Syria.
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From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 12/8/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12.24.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Who Testifies to a Person”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Gatehouse of Intentions”  

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