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Answer: We are different not only from other groups and methods but from all of humanity, from the whole nature of this world, because it is totally egoistic.
Today, everyone in our world wants to control others and swallow them, whereas we want to ascend to the next level of our development, which is defined as love and bestowal. This means absolute altruism, when a person performs acts of bestowal unto the world not because he is born that way, since we were all born as egoists, but because this is what the Creator tells us to do, not for one’s self.
We are opposite and different from all the religions, beliefs, and philosophies because the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a person how to devote himself to the world by performing the main commandment of the Torah, to love thy friend as thyself. We must first exit ourselves in order to do it.
It is enough to take a look at what happens in our society in order to find out that everyone has actually abandoned the main commandment of the Torah of love thy friend as thyself and everyone cares only about their self interest. This is the reason that we seem so strange and why people don’t understand us.
The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a person how to change his nature from receiving to bestowal and how to discover the upper world and the Creator in the attribute of bestowal. When a person starts to study he doesn’t understand that yet because once he realizes that he has to go against himself he is offended and may turn against us and the wisdom of Kabbalah and even become our rival.
This is the reason that there are so few who study and acquire this wisdom and reveal the Creator.
In the News (polosa.co.il): “According to a study conducted by the French Fund for Judaism, 6 out of 10 French people believe that the Jews are to blame for anti-Semitism. Within a few days, [the French Fund for Judaism] surveyed more than a thousand Frenchmen as to whether they believe that Jews are at least partially responsible for the anti-Semitism in France.
“An affirmative answer to this question is 59%, with 3% expressed confidence that on the Jews is a ‘very large share of’ responsibility, and 14% said their share was ‘substantial.’ More than half of respondents said that the Jews have a lot of power, and that they are richer than the French average. 13% admitted that, in their opinion, France has too many Jews, even though according to statistics the number of the Jewish community is only 1% of the population.”
My Comment: The anti-Semites are right: the Jews are to blame for the hatred against them. The hatred of Jews is both natural and real, and exists in places where there aren’t even any Jews and in places where they don’t even know what a Jew is.
This is because the hatred toward them stems from nature itself, from the Creator, because in relation to the Creator, the Jews who aren’t corrected, are in opposition to Him.
If they would change and reach the opposite state, i.e., bestowal, connection, and love between themselves and toward others, then in accordance, the hatred of the Creator would immediately turn into love for them. This is mentioned many times in the Torah.
In the News (nature.com): “A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.
“In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics. The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity.
“Maldacena’s idea thrilled physicists because it offered a way to put the popular but still unproven theory of strings on solid footing — and because it solved apparent inconsistencies between quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of gravity. It provided physicists with a mathematical Rosetta stone, a ‘duality’, that allowed them to translate back and forth between the two languages, and solve problems in one model that seemed intractable in the other and vice versa … . But although the validity of Maldacena’s ideas has pretty much been taken for granted ever since, a rigorous proof has been elusive.”
“In two papers posted on the arXiv repository, Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan and his colleagues now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence that Maldacena’s conjecture is true.”
My Comment: According to Kabbalah, there is nothing but the 10 Sefirot (Root and the 4 letter name of the Creator, these are 5 Sefirot. One of them, ZA, consists of 6, thus 10). And yet, all that you can imagine is the private view of the 10 Sefirot, because each of the Sefirot is divided into 10 of its sub-Sefirot, etc.
Thus, we believe: 5 worlds, five Partzufim, 5 Sefirot ‑ total 125 degrees from our world to the world of Infinity. All stages have the same structure, and the difference between them is only in the clarity of details of disclosure of the Creator in the world. The higher the level, the more detailed it is and the more clearly it reveals the Creator.
New Life #366 – Courage
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
Why do we all want to be heroes? How do we measure courage in our world and how is a person’s true courage expressed?
Everyone wants to be a hero since a hero is almighty, doesn’t depend on others, and can turn the world so that he can benefit from it.
Courage is a more personal matter. It isn’t about just being a hero like others. There is a hero who overcomes others and there is a hero who overcomes himself, his bodily weaknesses, his laziness. True courage is when a person fights his egoistic nature on the path of loving others.
There is a point of truth in every person that is hidden deep inside him like a pearl under a pile of garbage.
“Who is a hero? He who suppresses his desire.” It is about an inversion of values—love of others and giving instead of self love and receiving, The point of truth in us tells us that the truth is external to our desire to consider only ourselves.
From KabTV’s “New Life #366 – Courage,” 5/13/14
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