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Question: As a result of the series of earthquakes in southwestern Japan, close to 40 people were killed and more than 2,000 were injured. The same thing also happened in Ecuador; there the number killed reached 233 people, and more than 1,500 injured.
Why in these peaceful and harmless nations do terrible tragedies like these occur?
Answer: It is very difficult to explain this because everything depends on the general distribution of humanity on the surface of the Earth. Why does a disaster like this suddenly happen specifically to these people and not others? What is the connection to Ecuador?
If we seek a reason for what is happening, soon everyone will say and write that the Jews are to blame for all the disasters. For every problem that appears in the world they will only blame the Jews. Through their incorrect behavior, the lack of union among them, such behavior is aroused both in nature and in the nations of the world.
Nature begins to become unbalanced, which is expressed in climate change, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and additional disasters. We arouse the lack of balance in nature and human society in all its forms. So we are to blame for everything!
Question: But the direct connection is not visible to the eye and a person doesn’t feel guilty. So why does the upper force behave with us like that?
Answer: To see a direct connection, you must reveal the upper system of management. Otherwise it is impossible because you would then behave because you were coerced, trying to avoid blows. But it is up to you to behave differently; it is up to you to carry things out independently, without the goading of the main law of nature, the Creator, the law of unity between all of its parts.
This is in your hands. It is up to you to move toward this by yourself, through wanting to elevate yourself to the level of Adam (Man) and not remain on the level of a “beast.”
Question: And for this purpose thousands of people are killed?
Answer: Billions of people innocent of crime! Imagine what kind of guilt rests on your shoulders.
There is nothing else. Read what is written in the books of Kabbalah. All the great representatives of our people have talked about this, beginning from Abraham and on.
We are responsible for all the problems of the world and also for all of its happiness, if we behave appropriately.
I believe that it is up to us to think seriously about what is happening and about what the wisdom of Kabbalah says. Otherwise, we will be taught through even more terrible bloody methods than we witnessed 70-80 years ago.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/18/16
Answer: When nations integrate this way there is always a process of diffusion and so it is hard to say what the reason for this behavior is.
I believe that Muslims will convert to Christianity just as many Europeans converted to Islam, but it will not be very many people because Muslims have a very strong sense of mutual guarantee and responsibility and of course the punishment according to their faith is much more severe than according to any other faith. When they convert to Christianity, they risk their lives.
Therefore, I don’t think that there will be a movement of converting to Christianity. Perhaps politicians and western political scientists exaggerate on purpose, publicizing this phenomenon in order to soften the opposite process of Europeans converting to Islam.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/13/16
Answer: When we are born, we are on the animal level of our development. We feel what is around us in our egoistic properties, and Kabbalists call what is depicted in them as our world or this world.
If we manage to create altruistic qualities (love of others) by implementing the wisdom of Kabbalah, we will discover an additional world in them.
In that additional world, everything will be depicted and presented to us in the form of forces that manage the objects in our world. This is how we actually will discover the system of leadership of this world called the upper world or the Creator.
Answer: If a person cannot cope with his great egoism, then the suffering forces him to end his life. From the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah there is nothing special about this because a person doesn’t “fly off” somewhere; rather, he ends his difficult, present life, and in this way he rejects the possibility of correcting himself, ascending and attaining the upper world. So he returns to this world but on different terms.
I don’t think that suicide is a correct decision, but I also don’t condemn these people because undoubtedly they are found in very difficult situations. We cannot blame or condemn anyone. We should always try to understand others.
Comment: Why do all religions strongly opposed to suicide?
Answer: All the religions claim that a person should still correct himself in any case, and that he has no right to part with life, because in his life he is given an opportunity to attain the goal of creation. Even the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about this, yet in contrast, it doesn’t condemn or judge a person for this reason.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16
Comment: The reasons for the failure of the security forces in Belgium have been exposed. The first reason is the ongoing division and mutual animosity between the Flemish in the North and the Walloons in the South. The second reason is the pathological unwillingness to recognize the character of the war that Islamic Jihad has declared on all forms of the free world.
Answer: That is why there is such underestimation of the danger of terror: it will not be published anywhere, there is nowhere for it to be illuminated. Governments pressure the press; for a long time already in all nations the media and the governments work in partnership. This is no secret.
Journalists operate precisely according to the instructions of the state and say: “We have no terrorism. There are individual terrorists whom we must expose and isolate from society. This is irrelevant to the huge mass of Muslims who are filling our nations.”
Comment: This mass has actually declared war on Europe.
Answer: They claim: “There is no war!” “These are people who are friendly and whom we need. It is just that there are extremists among them sometimes. We only have to get rid of them, while all the rest are very good people.”
Comment: As has been clarified, there is an additional reason for the failure of the Belgian security forces, which is again what you have been talking about all the time.
The Israeli television host, Ya’akov Eilon, interviewed a high level Belgian politician from the Socialist Party and asked him to comment on the terrorist activity in Belgium. The politician claimed that Israel is to blame for the wave of terrorism that has flooded Europe because of the occupied territories and not implementing the program for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Answer: Yes, they say very clearly: “You have transformed the Middle East into a terrible powder keg, you sow famine and misery there. People flee from there like crazy wherever possible. Look at what you did in Iraq and Syria….”
Question: But what is our connection to this? Where is the logic?
Answer: “No, this is you, you. This ‘Mossad’ of yours intentionally organized this so that they wouldn’t fall on you with their justifiable fury. And after the population that supports peace and the poor flee from these places, we are forced to receive them and suffer because of your aggression.”
Question: And where is the “Islamic State” here that is slaughtering the Muslims?
Answer: “There is no Islamic State! There are only a few crazy extremists there and the cause is not in the millions of refugees. It is only because you are sowing misery throughout the Middle East.
Through your clever Jewish methods you have undermined all the neighboring nations and it is not known at all how you influence them politically, economically, and especially psychologically. People simply don’t know where to flee from you.”
Question: Does this mean that you are still convinced that these individual voices will become the one voice of Europe?
Answer: Certainly. Hitler was alone and all of us have seen what he did.
The ground exists, it is just “waiting” for the seed to fall into it. Then the whole world will flare up against Israel! This is our future if we don’t wake up and begin to behave in such a way that summons the upper force, which arranges all of these circumstances for us so that we will begin to work in the opposite and positive direction. The Creator is managing all of this. This is His true action. The hand of the Creator is in everything. There is none else beside Him.
We are to blame for not balancing the two forces that exist in the world, the positive and the negative. So this is what happens.
New Life #706 – Jewish Culture: The Light In The Torah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Rav Laitman tells his life’s story, about his grandfather, a synagogue in Russia, and his search when he arrived in Israel. The desire to know what is behind the Jewish rituals brought him to the wisdom of Kabbalah. Kabbalah teaches us that there is a special force in nature called the Torah.
The Torah is not a book but the force for the correction of a person’s ego. When we connect, together we can draw the force of the Torah, which will build the love between us and reveal the Creator to us.
In the material world we have different symbols indicating the upper spiritual roots. The Light in the Torah is a force that is in nature like other forces, and we can reveal it in the connection between us. This force is not in a book in the Holy Ark written on parchment. The book is only a symbol of that force. This is the reason that it says: “I would rather they left Me and kept my Torah, since the Light in it reforms.” We have to pay attention to others, which means to want to reach the state of good relations between us, so that we will be as one man with one heart.
The Light gives us the answers to existential questions such as: What are we living for? And why can’t we receive everything?
Everyone understands the Torah according to his own capabilities. Thus Kabbalists don’t see stories in the Torah but the phases of correction. The Light is a natural force that can be identified with the suitable device, and that device is the special connection between us.
From KabTV’s “New Life #706 – Jewish Culture: The Light In The Torah,” 3/17/16
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