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Answer: That’s right. I am happy about the vilification against me, and there are a number of reasons for this.
First, between the years 1972 to 1974, permission for me to immigrate to Israel was denied, and I remember the large amount of information about Israel that was drawn from anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic publications in the Soviet Union.
Since we exist in an egoistic world, a person is attracted to evil, falsehood, slander, and so forth. Because of this, if it is very important to me to disseminate the knowledge of the wisdom of Kabbalah, which is vital for the survival of the Jewish people, I am happy to have this opportunity like, even when I am being reviled. This is because, along with this, a little of the essence of the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed.
Second, as long as a person hasn’t discovered the upper world, he still perceives through the concepts of our world, which absolutely are opposed to the upper world. This means that he is not ready to evaluate correctly the methods for discovering the upper world or its details in any way.
So, it is no wonder that the Kabbalists were silent for two thousand years. Today, the world is becoming global and requires the understanding of the management system. This understanding can be attained only through discovering the higher management system, and this is the main subject of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Because of this, it is imperative to explain to everyone the need to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah as the only means for saving humanity, without paying attention to vilification and slander wherever possible.
Likewise, no one in the world appreciated and valued the great Kabbalists of the 20th century, Baal HaSulam and Rabash. However, Dr. Laitman, who is found on all of the communications media, has arranged an advertising campaign for them. Moreover, those who are against Dr. Laitman are saying now that Baal HaSulam and Rabash were true Kabbalists, whereas Dr. Laitman is not.
After all, I am not the main thing. However, by reviling and cursing me, they are agreeing and giving legal validity to my great teachers in their circles. Regarding me and my writings, this will be left for my students and the coming generations.
Answer: When a scientist makes a discovery, he receives a kind of second wind because he is burning with the desire to achieve.
Something is revealed to some extent to all of the great scientists, as well as to great writers, and the reason that they are so loyal to science or to literature is because they are in contact with what they call a muse or inspiration.
Question: How could it be that Isaac Newton, a true scientist, suddenly began to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and even wrote Kabbalistic texts?
Answer: Newton was not at all a typical scientist True scientists first appeared in the 18th century, starting from Michael Lomonosov onward. Until then, all of the scientists, including Newton, studied Latin and ancient Hebrew, as well as the Torah and the wisdom of Kabbalah. They respected and appreciated all of that.
A true researcher is someone who is attracted to nature, a person who is ready to carry out experiments on himself for the sake of science and even drink poison if necessary, as scientists did in the past. It is a spiritual ascent for them, but they lack the pure scientific mechanism that is found in the wisdom of Kabbalah.
A Kabbalist, on the other hand, discovers the path of the Upper Light. He is influenced by a special attribute, by a certain quality, and at the same, he undergoes changes according to a certain Reshimo (Reminiscence), which means according to certain initial data. Later, he undergoes spiritual states like Tzimtzum (Restriction), Masach, the growing of his Aviut (Coarseness), and so on.
Scientists don’t undergo these processes. Although their feelings change, it isn’t an accurate deterministic state, but rather an analog one.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/28/16
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 1:7 – 1:8: Turn and journey, and come to the mountain of the Amorites and to all its neighboring places, in the plain, on the mountain, and in the lowland, and in the south and by the seashore, the land of the Canaanites, and the Lebanon, until the great river, the Euphrates River.
See, I have set the land before you; come and possess the land which the Lord swore to your forefathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them and their descendants after them.
The degree of Moses that is preparing a person for entrance into the upper world has exhausted itself, therefore the Creator is saying, “Now in front of you is a desire that you need to sanctify, to raise to the love and mutual connection between everyone.” It includes the land of Israel itself, the land behind Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, up to Babylon, and to the Euphrates River.
These so-called “lands” are not related to our world. In the spiritual world, they mean desires that are necessary to correct and raise to the level of absolute unity. This is why they all belong to the land of Israel, meaning that they are directed straight to the Creator.
It doesn’t apply to the rest of the lands of the world, therefore all other human desires are not going toward correction yet.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/30/15
Woman is monogamous by her nature and gets attached to a man with whom she has an intimate relationship. And man is polygamous and usually doesn’t bind himself to a woman with whom he had sex. These qualities came to us from the animal world. Nature arranged it so for caring for the young.
Therefore, only the woman has a special symbol of virginity, which testifies that she never was with a man. And men don’t have this symbol. It is because there is a special value in woman that belongs to one man only.
After all, every man that had a relationship with a woman leaves his genes in her. If a woman had ten men and then she gives birth to a child from the eleventh, then this baby has psychological, physiological, and spiritual data from all previous ten. A memory of an intimate relationship with each man, both material and spiritual, is left in the woman.
We are not talking about simple recollection, but about genes, hormones, internal impressions that are imprinted in her body. And if she gives birth to a child afterward, then all the genes from her previous men will manifest in him.
Therefore, it is so important for a girl to be a virgin and to belong to one man only. If a man wants the child that she gives birth to, to have only his qualities, he needs to look for a virgin.
Question: It often happens that a man uses his position and power to become intimate with a woman that is his subordinate. There is an opinion, that it isn’t just a desire to have sex but a way to assert his authority.
Answer: When a man gets power over others, he wants to own women that are his subordinates. And ownership is established by the sexual relationship. We see it in animals and in humans, and therefore we will witness more such scandals in the police, in the government, and in all other parts of the society.
We need to understand that this is a natural phenomenon that can be partially avoided only through correct organization of the workplaces. But it is impossible to eliminate these cases completely because we inherited this behavior from the animate degree.
A man who has some status in the society begins to consider women working under his management as belonging to him. Therefore, proper education that will build a different system of relations between us is necessary. We are bound to come to such a society where we are all equal despite the fact that we are totally different.
Our goal will be equality and connection within it, when there can’t be small and large, superiors or subordinates.
A healthy man feels that every woman in the world, except his close relatives, potentially belongs to him. The only solution is a state of complete equality. The state “A man and a woman, and the Shechina between them” is possible not when one dominates another but when both are completely equal.
It means that both of them, a man and a woman, have to work against their natural egoism and assist one another to complement each other so that there won’t be any difference between them. And this is just for the sake of revealing the upper force, which becomes the most important thing for them. The revelation of the upper force between them is the cause of all corrections they want to perform on themselves.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 3/31/16
Question: In 2011, a Norwegian named Anders Breivik killed 77 people and explained that he did this to shake up Norwegian society so that it would think about its purity of blood. Anders received a sentence of 21 years imprisonment. He served five years in a cell with three rooms: an office, a bedroom and a gym.
During his imprisonment, he was accepted to the University of Oslo and received the best food in prison. Later, he filed a lawsuit against the state, saying that he was sitting in inhuman conditions, for example, they were serving him cold coffee and his game console was old. However, his main complaint was that they didn’t allow his admirers to visit him, and they didn’t create a nationalist party.
Anders won the trial. The court ruled that, according to the third article of the European Convention on Human Rights, his claims were justified. Therefore, they paid $40,000 for his legal costs. The verdict doesn’t make any sense.
Answer: Today, the world is run according to general rules and laws that are difficult to understand.
The case described is one of the distortions of the modern world. The laws of the Torah don’t have the concept of “prison.” A person must be free. If he is a danger to society, he must be killed. Death is his correction. According to the precise maintenance of natural law, a person who knowingly kills another person and can repeat his act must be sentenced to death.
Question: Will this come back on us like a boomerang?
Answer: No, humanity hasn’t learned anything from this. The idea is not about correcting the law, but about reaching a state in which our attitude toward all of our development—our attitude toward our nature, the world and life—is determined.
When we stand against the need to uproot the source of the evil in human nature but don’t know how to do that, then the realization comes that there is a wisdom that is engaged with this that makes it possible to transcend human nature.
It is only then that people will understand that the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks precisely about this, whereas today, they are not hearing it.
There are many people like Anders Breivik. So, prisons will continue to be filled with criminals, and nothing can be done about it. A nation that leads its people according to the democratic method of government must pay the price for it. The Norwegians are showing the entire world the boundlessness of human stupidity.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/21/16
New Life #568 – The Socio-Economic Gap In Israel
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Wise people have always been respected and wealth was not as valued as wisdom. In the past the most important thing was to be wise in the Torah and only then came the acquisition of professional knowledge and expertise. That’s the way it was when the nation of Israel was in exile.
In Israel, knowledge and wisdom are less appreciated today. We have to change our social-value system and respect expertise and wisdom instead of wealth.
Growing egoism has led to social destruction and people don’t see the person anymore but how much money he has. On the other hand, we can see that people are getting tired of chasing money. The widespread depression and drug abuse is an indication of that.
We should take not only wealth into account but also happiness, joy, a sense of security, and peace in the family. We need a new approach to life so that a person should feel encouraged, that he has support, and that he is loved, secure, and connected.
An egalitarian society can only be built by educating people to connect so that people will feel close to one another and care for each other.
From KabTV’s “New Life #568 – The Socio-economic Gap In Israel,” 5/14/15
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