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Question: The Israeli Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoob Kara said following the terrorist attacks in Brussels that they still have no answer to those who still challenge the State of Israel.
Europe understands that the hypocrisy regarding Israel has returned to them like a boomerang. Brussels has received Islam with silk gloves, and in another ten years the mayor of Brussels will be an Arab. Does it actually return to them as a boomerang?
Answer: It doesn’t return like a boomerang. It doesn’t work this way.
The same people who think about division and not about connection and unity put themselves in a position where they might receive a blow because the movement through them is along the path of suffering, while those who tend to soften things, to bring people closer and guide the two sides to reconciliation without any pressure, will advance in a smoother manner.
If we call for peace without violence or pressure on the two sides and take measures to help the two sides get closer, we will be able to do something. Actions that bring people closer are better than identifying with one side and then receiving a blow from it.
I don’t see any other natural way than by bringing people closer and certainly not by dominating everyone as today’s Islam declares that it does. All of the nations of the world should adopt the one and only principle that love is above everything. Love is a state of creative integral unity when everyone adapts himself to others like parts of a giant machine.
In that case, Belgium is the source of the entire global dispute, and this is becoming apparent now in European society. It doesn’t know how to contact others properly and intervenes in everything. Therefore, the hatred that stems from it toward the general love for the correct inclusive unity above the ego eventually returns to it like a boomerang, and the blow will be hard.
Belgium is actually the symbol of egoistic Europe that has placed the bank union as its uppermost value and not the unity of the hearts.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/28/16
Answer: It is in order to develop the soul, because only when we are in this world can we develop and fulfill our soul and reach a state of wholeness and eternity. This world is very important. It is only necessary to know how to realize it correctly, because only from this world and only within it can we attain the highest spiritual goal.
If we imagine that our world is nothing, that we are like insects crawling on the surface of a small ball that is going to be lost in space, this is not right.
If we begin to create a connection with the upper force, feeling our connection with it, then we begin to see the entire system of nature correctly and feel that we are in the center of creation. We understand how it is up to us to act and what to do.
This is what we have come for, and the emptiness that was created around us helps us with this and pushes us forward.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/31/16
Answer: It is because the religions don’t engage in attaining the upper force. They cannot do that and they exist in the dark. If a person could attain the true reality, there would be no religions, only the wisdom of Kabbalah would remain.
This is the reason that the religions are interested in blind faith, and thus they suppress any questions that people may have about the meaning of life. A religious person’s perception of the world is fanatic and he advances without any specific goals.
Comment: But the term “faith” actually stems from religion.
Answer: It is religious faith when a person accepts all the basic assumptions without asking any questions, without feeling or perceiving them.
Comment: But still it is the human level and it is very hard to skip it and to reach faith above reason.
Answer: It isn’t a level, but merely mistaken conceptions and a step backward.
There are three parameters of faith: faith below reason, faith within reason, and faith above reason.
When I believe in what I see, it is faith within reason; when I don’t need proof and simply accept what I am told and act accordingly like a child, it is faith below reason and that is religion. I believe what I am told without checking anything.
When I ascend above my ego and begin to perceive what is going on, it is faith above reason, which is what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in. This is from where the contradiction between faith below reason (meaning the different religions) and faith above reason (meaning the wisdom of Kabbalah) stems.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, we have to yearn for attainment and not for faith. You must attain according to Kabbalah, to touch, to smell. Just like a kid who puts everything in his mouth because that is the most certain way, we also have to taste everything.
This is the reason that the attainment of the upper world is called flavors, which actually stems from the instinct to feel everything in our mouth, since it is the surest most certain feeling closest to us.
After all, I cannot put something sweet in my mouth and feel that it is bitter just because you claim that it is bitter. It is the same here; there is no room for faith.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/24/16
New Life #543 – Jewish Culture: The Seder Night And The Meaning Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
“And thou shalt tell thy son” (Exodus 13:8). This is not just a story for our children about the exodus from Egypt. All of us must become acquainted with, recognize, and feel the meaning of the story of the Haggadah….
It is most important that we know what exile and what redemption are, what the difference between them is, and in what situation we are in at the present time.
In the beginning there was plenty of food in Egypt and the children of Israel lived like kings. Then there were seven years of famine. The famine symbolizes a sense of emptiness, a lack of feeling why I am living for at all, a lack of meaning. As of today, an inner voice has been awakened in a person, telling him that his life is like living in a gilded cage and he is basically a slave. This is very evident in Europe and the United States. Everything is there materially, but in spite of that people are still bitter and sad, suffering from depression.
“Why is this night different” (Pesachim 116a). Come let’s sit together and think about our lives, how do we leave slavery? Did nature create us just so we would pursue all kinds of gratification in life and then die?
Throughout all generations there were sages who searched for the meaning of life. Today the idea has become public knowledge. As a result of an internal annoyance, searching for something that is unclear, the young enter into a lot of nonsense, problems, and troubles.
We have the Haggadah of Pesach (Passover), it tells us that it is possible to rise above the material, above the severity and control our lives. A person can learn to control his life, be its master, plan his life for a goal that he has chosen from the start. Everything depends on us.
From KabTV’s “New Life #543 – Jewish Culture: The Seder Night And The Meaning Of Life,” 3/31/15
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