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The Real Meaning Of The Ancient Prophecies

laitman_933Question: The prophet Jeremiah compared the eternal existence of the people of Israel to the lawfulness of the sun and the moon in the description of their service to the Creator. What is the meaning of this in regard to the people of Israel of today?

Answer: As long as we don’t understand the interpretations of the original writings of the Kabbalists, it is up to us to relate to them only practically.

The Jewish people are composed of a group of people united by a common condition of existence: mutual approach, combined into one single organism. Otherwise it does not exist. This is what the prophet Jeremiah meant.

The prophets were Kabbalists found on a particular level of spiritual development. All of their words are expressed in allegorical language, and so with words like “sun,” “moon,” etc. the meaning is not about physical objects but internal forces of nature.
From the Talk at the Moscow Jewish Cultural Center, 11/24/15

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What Are Kabbalah Books About?

laitman_527_04Question: Are Kabbalah books written according to the Jewish tradition?

Answer: Kabbalah books have nothing to do with any tradition. They explain how to treat other people and how to build a relationship between this world and the highest world, to discover the secret parts of the universe—all the other worlds that are around us and govern us.

Then we will be able to manage our lives in the reverse order. At the same time, we will reach beyond the physical limits of our short lives, our small forces, and can see through time.

There is no need to tie the wisdom of Kabbalah to any tradition; a Kabbalist can be Indian, Arab, Norwegian, or from South America—no matter who. It does not say anything about earthly rules except one: bringing people together into one integral whole just like all of nature.
From the Talk at the Moscow Jewish Cultural Center, 11/24/15

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The Current Situation Of The World Economy

 Opinion (from “Money can be transferred from pocket to pocket, but this won’t produce what’s most important ‑ goods that ensure normal human existence. And goods are formed by actual production.

“The debt has reached such a scale that no profit of the world’s real sector can maintain the stability of the inflated debt market. But instead of bankrupting nonviable subjects and limiting the production of new debt, the blow is being made on the real sector.

“Today everyone is screaming about the fall of oil prices. But it is not about oil. Over the last year the combined index of all raw materials fell by 34%. The Baltic Dry Index, which assesses the price of moving the major raw materials by sea, has fallen three years in a row, dropping almost six-fold.

“Real manufacturing is shrinking, followed by a decrease in international trade. All the idle money gets accumulated in the banks, which creates the danger of hovering inflation.

“The fight for money now unfolds between the states: the US and Europe. The flow of money from Europe to the United States should have been reflected in the drop of the value of the euro in relation to the dollar, but Europe does not wish to become a sacrificial lamb to postpone the fall of the US, and prefers to hole up in its own debt market, not American.

“It would seem that the emission could solve the problem: printing more dollars or euros and thereby maintaining the seeming stability. However, any country that risks starting emission first in its own interests without considering the interests of its ‘partners’ risks to be the first to fall into the spin of hyperinflation.

“But the US are capable of influencing the problem of the refugees: the New Year events in Cologne are possibly a rehearsal, a prelude to chaos that may transpire in Europe.

“We are going to witness a hot spring in Europe against the politics of the official authorities. As well as the clashes with the refugees who may turn out to be much more organized than it appears today. One can guess what will happen with European finances.”

Comment: Nevertheless, the way out of the situation is possible, but on a completely different plane—by directing the social order toward similarity to the unified system of nature. After all, by being opposite to the unified system of nature with the egoistic “distorted” society, we create the reason for the general crisis.

The solution is not feasible in any other plane, only in the correction of societal ties: we need to start building them not on egoism, but on altruism that is opposite to it. With our egoistic connections, our development, we’ve put the system that governs our world out of balance so the system of governance forces our destruction. The immediate correction of man’s nature is the only realistic solution. If we do not take the view of Kabbalah, we will be forced to this conclusion by World War.

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 121

laitman_259_02Question: Nature has increased the world population to 7 billion so that every individual will be able to correct his individual part, because if everyone has a big ego, it is very hard to correct. But if the nation of Israel doesn’t unite, there may be a third and fourth world war, and then there will be very few people left that will still have to unite in order to correct the world. Will the few people that remain have to carry the burden of correcting the ego?

Answer: They will undergo terrible afflictions as a result of the war and these afflictions will help them avoid using their ego in a negative way.

Question: What does the wisdom of Kabbalah say about the ancient people who lived more that 6,000 years ago? Were they on the animate level?

Answer: They were people just like us but people who belonged to that time. People have been evolving on this planet for tens of thousands of years, but the first man who attained the upper the world lived only 5,777 years ago; his name was Adam.

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.27.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the International Kabbalah Convention 2016

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 The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Torah and Prayer,” Item 182

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Gatehouse of Intentions,” Item 80

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “The Well-Being of a Certain Collective and the Well-Being of the Whole World

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