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Question: When you encountered the wisdom of Kabbalah, did you immediately see deep meaning in it or did you first want to learn magic?
Answer: I never wanted to learn magic, that always repelled me. After all, I am a man of science, so I understood that this wasn’t serious. Magic tricks can only be in a circus.
What was the benefit from Nostradamus, Messing, or Wanga divining the future? Did they achieve something through this? They spoke about what they felt and nothing more.
I never aspired to be involved with it and I believe that it is completely unimportant. People who can predict the future exist, but it is up to us to develop realistically toward the true goal and purpose of creation. And in particular we must draw “a full wagon” of seven billion people after us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16
Question: How can we acquire the language of Kabbalah? What does it depend on?
Answer: All you have to do is to listen to Kabbalah lessons regularly and you will acquire the language of Kabbalah. It is like a child who learns how to speak from his mother, or a person who finds himself in a strange environment and gradually begins to understand the foreign language though his feeling and not through the mind.
This is also how we can begin to understand the language of Kabbalah, the description of the upper world, which we don’t feel at the moment. By studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and uniting we gradually acquire the attributes of the upper world and so we begin to understand its names because we associate them with the new feelings that we have acquired.
Question: Many people know that if they want to realize themselves, their lives, then before every action it is very important to stop for a minute and think: “What do I really want to achieve from my actions?” and then proceed to implement it.
Is it true that tuning into something I want to achieve, an intention before the action has a power to influence the reality and help me to achieve the desired?
Does setting what I wish to achieve, the intention before the action, have the power to influence reality and help me achieve the desired?
Answer: The intention is called what I want to achieve in the end. And then all my actions along the way are directed to the same state I want to achieve.
I am not talking about earthly intentions. Kabbalist works with the upper force that rules all of reality, and he is constantly in connection with it. He sees all of reality as emanating from this force that draws reality, both internally, the way he feels, and externally, which he perceives in his five senses.
Therefore, I take into account only this force because this is the only force that forms the reality. And my intention is directed only to this force—how I lock myself on it all the time, how I get closer to it, in every situation in my life associated with good or bad people, or with my internal states, or with animals, or plants, and inanimate objects—everything I feel I relate to the same upper force that creates this reality for me.
I seemingly exist in some movie that this force creates for me. Part of this movie I feel as if it scrolls around me and part is inside me in the form of my reaction to the actual movie. The upper force does all this both inside and outside of me.
The extent I need, in every minute of my life, to recognize and be adhered with the upper force that forms my reality around me and inside me, that is my intention.
Then I begin to learn what the upper force does to me by carrying me through all kinds of states, both external and internal, that is, my reactions to them.
On the basis of each state, the external and internal together, I need to declare that there is no one else besides this force and that it is good and does good, because it does everything, even the most frightening and unpleasant, only in order for me to turn to it as creating every state, because it is the first and the last. Only the upper force does everything occurring in the past, in the present, or in the future, all of this.
I start reaching such a state that I live inside this intention and my goal is to live in it all the time, together with the fact that I have to carry out various actions that the same force forms in me in both the spiritual and corporeal world.
In essence, this is my life. I gain by recognizing inside the same force what it wants from me, how it forms me, how it creates the upper world, how I attain it, etc. I advance in two planes: I need to treat this world as coming from above, and to the upper world, as rising to it from below.
I always live this way. Then my attitude toward my reality is called intention. There are many intentions described in the books of Kabbalists: how I need to relate to every step on my way, in my life.
Through the intention I form my reality. If I connect everything with the upper force that creates my whole life, both corporeal and spiritual, then I already live in one world and not in two because everything comes from this upper force and there is no one else besides it.
Then I influence my reality favorably; I build it because, in fact, the reality does not exist and everything depends on the way I construct it.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/18/16
Comment: During his interrogation, Mohammed Abrini, one of the three suspects in the terrorist activity in Brussels, stated that one of the targets of the terrorist operation was planned to be on the counter of the El-Al airline, meaning that the intent was to harm Israeli citizens.
Even before then, the Israeli Minister of Intelligence had expressed suspicion that a terrorist attack was being planned against Israeli citizens, but nobody believed him. In retrospect, it is probable that the terrorists were forced to change their plans when they discovered that there were no potential victims near the counter.
Following this statement, it is logical that they would blame the Jews because they tried to harm us, but when we weren’t there, they harmed others. This would mean that the Israelis were to blame.
My Comment: The terrorists’ implication is that: “Through its policies, Israel arouses terrorism. As a result, other people are killed. Therefore we are asking the Europeans to pressure Israel to withdraw from foreign soil. Then the terrorism will stop.”
This policy is working wonderfully, especially since it corresponds to the desires of the Europeans. They don’t want to see the Jewish people exist, especially the Jewish nation. Soon we will see how they will go out against Israel in partnership, hand in hand.
The reason for this is that internally in the nations of the world hatred exists toward the Jews for not carrying out their historical role, and I can understand them.
The Jews must unite and bring the world the world the method of unification through the example that they give to the nations of the world. If the Jews don’t carry out their mission, then the world doesn’t need them and will want to annihilate them. Conversely, if the Jews were to do this, the world would carry them on their shoulders with pleasure and make them into their teachers. This is what the world subconsciously wants.
Everything is in our hands. We have no reason to blame the terrorists or other people. All of those who are currently against Israel are right since Israel has not corrected itself and is not carrying out its role.
Let’s hope that the people of Israel will still understand their historical mission, get smart, begin to unite, and show the whole world an example of unity, which the world needs so much.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/14/16
New Life #650 – The Relations Between Israel And The Nations Of The World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
What is our nation founded on and to what extent does the attitude of every person in Israel to his surroundings affect the whole world, and why do we all have to do our best to reveal the positive force that connects us?
The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about the general system of reality, about the still, vegetative, and speaking levels, a system in which all its parts are connected. Humanity has evolved to a level in which it can manage the whole system and reach the level of the Creator. The first step toward that was done by Adam, a man who lived 5,776 years ago who was the first Kabbalist.
Hatred broke out in ancient Babylon. Abraham our patriarch taught people to connect and to manage reality. There were those who joined Abraham and there were those who opposed him. Eventually he left and moved with his people to Canaan. Abraham’s group developed and grew in the connection between them, and then disputes broke out between them and they fell to unfounded hatred. The hate between us brings about hate throughout the world, which means that the development of the nations of the world depends on the relations between us.
There are two paths we can follow toward the same predetermined goal: the path of suffering or the path of the Light.
The quality of the connection between us determines the quality of the relations between all the people and the nations of the world.
We are naturally managed by the evil inclination, the force of the ego, the negative force, and the connection adds the positive force. Every Jew is measured by his attitude to other Jews. It makes no difference whether one is on the right or on the left side of the political map, we are all one family. If we are aware of the relations between us, we will bring peace to the whole world and will all ascend to the next dimension.
We are facing a new level of consciousness called the soul, the human level, the level of perfection and eternity. Hatred between the right and the left sides of the political map has been around for years, but we will not be able to connect without the positive upper force. The positive force will connect us, raise us above the gaps between us, and show us that the differences between us are natural.
We all know that a system needs to be built from different parts that operate in harmony.
From KabTV’s “New Life #650 – The Relations Between Israel And The Nations Of The World,” 11/12/15
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Preparation for the Lesson
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Topic of the Lesson: “Independence Day in Israel”
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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Exile and Redemption”
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