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The Renewed Conflict In Nagorno Karabakh

laitman_222Question: The world continues to advance toward madness. The conflict in the region of Nagorno Karabakh has been reignited, as well as the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. They are supplying tanks, shooting, killing, and reporting how many enemy soldiers were killed, and so forth.

Answer: The endless conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, between Christians and Moslems, has been going on since the Soviet regime.

Question: But people should grow wiser.

Answer: There is no wisdom in the world. The upper forces lead to clashes between nations, and all points of the world will soon be a huge island of unnecessary conflicts. Unfortunately, things only will get worse.

Question: Why does the upper force lead to clashes between people?

Answer: It is so that we would realize that we desperately need to unite correctly according to the wisdom of Kabbalah. Imagine what would happen to the Jews who seemingly hide this wisdom, keeping it to themselves, while the nations of the world suffer from constant, endless, mutual blood-thirstiness. People in Azerbaijan and in Armenia suddenly will remember that the Jews exist, and everyone will rise against us. This will be the culmination of the last conflict in the world as the entire world will turn solely against us.

We can see it already in Europe when, after every conflict, military clash, explosion, or act of terror, an increasingly greater and more focused anti-Semitic campaign is immediately launched. Although it should be the opposite—as we already have said several times—this is what will happen. The entire world will turn against the Jews because they are the source of all of the conflicts.

According to The Book of Zohar written 2,000 years ago, all of the evil in the world is caused by the Jews. In those times, people didn’t know about America, Australia, or Siberia. There was only a small piece of land in the Middle East, the cradle of civilization, and that’s all. However, The Book of Zohar already predicted that everything that happens and will happen in the world is because Israel does not fulfill its role.

But I think that we can find the courage, determination, perseverance, intelligence, and courage to look directly into The Book of Zohar with unbiased eyes and reveal the truth of it! We desperately need such a view on the whole of the Kabbalah!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/3/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 131

laitman_281_02Question: In which book is crossing the Machsom (Barrier) described? Could it be that I have crossed it already and haven’t noticed?

Answer: You can learn about this by reading the material by Baal HaSulam on the subject of Tzimtzum Aleph.

Question: For a Kabbalist, who are the others? Are they his friends in a group or is every person considered to be one of the others?

Answer: First they are his friends on the path of spiritual development and then all those who are attached to it.

Question: What is “good” in spirituality, and in what way is it different from the materialistic “good?”

Answer: Good in spirituality represents the absolute good that leads a person to the purpose of his creation.
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Jewish Newspaper’s Anti-Semitic Activity

laitman_561Question: Today Israel is fighting against BDS, a boycott declared on it by other nations. Simultaneously, the newspaper Haaretz has organized a campaign urging Jewish Americans to stop supporting us because Israel sent Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN who allegedly is an emissary of Apartheid. How do you relate to the activities of the Haaretz?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, their actions are perfectly natural for Jews. An “uncorrected” Jew hates his Jewishness and does not want to be a Jew. He constantly carries out an internal scrutiny about how to avoid it.

After all, he consists of two opposite characteristics: an enormous egoistic heart, which is called “desire,” and a small point in the heart, which is the beginning of the existence of a truly spiritual, altruistic attribute. This was built in us since the days of ancient Babylon where 3,500 years ago under the leadership of Abraham we attained contact with the upper force, the Upper Light.

The spiritual point will not let us rest, and a person feels great contradictions and oppositions within himself. So, many anti-Semites involved in all the actions against Israel are Jews, who want to suppress this point.

It does not allow them to live. And only if a person understands this and begins to develop the point in the heart within the power of desire, it gradually raises to the level of the Creator, and it returns to being above this world, above everything.

Therefore, it is completely natural that each of us has a potential true anti-Semite inside us that is incomparable to the anti-Semites of the world.

Among the Jews, there is a sharp anti-Semitism that appears in the contrast between the egoistic and altruistic desires. Therefore, it is no wonder that when people like the members of the editorial board of Haaretz or members of the leftist parties gather together a wave of hatred is ignited in them.

But, on the other hand, I still hope that it will be possible to approach them and explain how the outcome of their special relationship to the State, to the people, and that their way is absolutely dead-end, because it does not bear correction,
In this way there is no way to combine the two desires: a great little egoistic and altruistic.

On the other hand, I still hope that it will be possible to approach them and explain where they get their unique relationship to the nation and the people and that it is a dead end because it doesn’t bring any correction with it. According to their way, it is impossible to connect the two desires: the enormous egoistic desire and the small altruistic desire. This must be done so that the altruistic desire would begin to conduct a higher energy, Light and love, according to the enormous egoistic desire. Then, these two desires would transform into a single, complete desire, and this state is called a soul.

There is nowhere to escape from this because our lives exist only to make one more step toward the creation of a common soul. In the future, the present time also will become the ancient history of humanity, but it is up to us to take a step forward, struggling for the soul of our distant descendants so that in the following incarnations we will not be sorry that we didn’t prepare the future state. So, let us join together to begin to carry out the true work of the Jewish people within us, and after that, we also will work with all of humanity.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/30/16

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“Jews Will Always Be Hated”

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Iddo Netanyahu, younger brother of Prime Minister of Israel): “I would say that the Jewish people in general throughout its history have had a poor understanding of what is happening around him. I think I understand. But actually – no. We some how are much more blind (politically, I mean) than other nations.

“Probably because we do not fully integrate into the political system of the countries in which we had to live. …

“I’ve been in the mass of Jewish museums – in Europe, America. And in all these museums and memorials dedicated to the Holocaust, for some reason is always the same story: Once there was such a terrible Hitler, he came to power, made the Holocaust, and then it was destroyed, and all was well. But this is absolutely not true. The Holocaust – was the result of the centuries of anti-Semitism, of deep-rooted hatred of Jews. Mini holocausts took place at different locations … . Hitler’s only uniqueness is that he came to power and conquered the whole of Europe. Therefore, he could realize what others have dreamed. But in reality, this is just one of the tragic pages in the history of the Jewish people in Europe. …

“The problem is that in order to properly understand why such terrible things happen to us. …  And the Jews do not want to understand, … Because it’s very hard psychologically – to recognize the hostile reality.

“Jews do not understand the hatred. Because to understand and recognize the existence of such a inexplicable hatred, which can not be resisted in ways that seem effective, is very hard. It is believed that anti-Semitism and the Holocaust happened because Hitler came to power. But in fact the opposite is true – Hitler came to power because there was anti-Semitism, anti-Semitism, he used to win the love of the people. He saw the Mayor came to power in Vienna anti-Semite Karl Lueger, and realized that the hatred of Jews – was a powerful force. But admit it is incredibly difficult, because if we accept that the Holocaust and the pogroms were not an issue of a single period of time in a particular place, then the question arises, what future do we have.

“This is the conclusion arrived at by the Zionist Leon Pinsker here in Russia. He created the Zionist movement … . He thought that if the Jews are emancipated, received education, ceased to speak Yiddish, learned Russian, and removed their traditional clothing, anti-Semitism would end. … A massacre began with the first riots of 1871, which were arranged by educated people, the Russian intelligentsia. Pinsker was sixty when he realized that the forty years of his life was wrong. … Then he realized that the only acceptable solution – is the creation of a separate Jewish state in which Jews would themselves build their future and would not be dependent on other people, on their good or bad will, on the mood of their rulers. …

“The State of Israel does not protect against anti-Semitism. But Israel can defend itself. …

“Unfortunately, anti-Semitism – is unshakable, an integral part of European consciousness. … Hatred has existed for centuries. And to think that it can be destroyed, talking about the Holocaust or the failure of communism, is short-sighted and naive. …

“One can be assimilated, cease to be a Jew. And many Jews simply disappeared, vanished into other nations. But if a person wants to remain a Jew, he would have to admit that putting an end to anti-Semitism is not realistic.”

My Comment: Further education is necessary! 

The Jews as well as all the peoples of the world must understand the roots of anti-Semitism. This is not to uproot it from its source but to understand the origin of this eternal phenomenon and elevate the entire world and all peoples to the next level of existence. And the Jews will be the ones who will awaken humanity to rise.
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New Life #538 – Jewish Culture: Pharaoh Among Us

New Life #538 – Jewish Culture: Pharaoh Among Us
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Pharaoh, the power of the ego, controls us even today. So in Israel there is a huge division among people.

The story of the Exodus from Egypt is more relevant today than ever. We left Egypt, we achieved loving relationships, we went through destruction and exile. Today we must once again get out from the control of the ego and sweep the entire world after us to connection and love.

Because there is no connection between us and there is war between us, our neighboring enemies rise up against us on the outside, and so does the world.

When we talk about the “ego,” I mean the desire to exploit, oppress, subjugate, and control others—“Pharaoh.” Pharaoh is considered the king of Egypt because he dominates people, giving orders every moment.

The Passover Seder comes to remind us that in the past our people left Egypt, the ego, and today it is up to us to leave this situation again. We need a general process of social education that will bring us to feel that all of us are one family. The exodus from Egypt is a story about an educational process, the development of consciousness through impulses that move us.

One family means that everyone will relate to others as their children. Only life in a state like this is called living in paradise.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #538 – Jewish Culture: Pharaoh Among Us,” 3/22/15

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New Life #536 – Jewish Culture: Passover And The Israeli Society, Part 2


New Life #536 – Jewish Culture: Passover And The Israeli Society, Part 2

Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

What do we want to renovate this coming Passover? We have to do some self-searching.

The divide in the nation is growing. According to Kabbalah we have not started to build the Israeli society, and today we must begin to do so.

The Israeli society will be able to exist only if it is based on Abraham’s principle of “Love thy friend as thyself.” The disputes that have been typical of the Jewish nation for ages may lead us to destruction today.

We need to educate the Israeli society to love above any differences of opinion, to connect between different people. By educating Israeli society, every individual will relate to others as if they love them, as if they were his own children.

No revolution or change of the leadership will help. We need a revolution in the perception of our relations. We will be able to solve the security problems, the foreign affairs problems, the high cost of living, etc., only if we learn how to connect.

Pesach (Passover) means a transition from the state in which everyone wants to devour everyone else to the state of love and connection. On the evening of the Seder we should speak about how we can take a step forward outside our narrow egoism that buries us. Love will cover all our transgressions. The wisdom of Kabbalah offers us a unique method of how to bring the connecting force into our lives.
From KabTV’s “New Life #536 – Jewish Culture: Pesach And The Israeli Society, Part 2,” 3/19/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.15.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 1

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Shmot,” Chapter “VaEra,” “General and Individual,” Item 55 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 50

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Igrot,” Letter 57 

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