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Answer: One shouldn’t imagine the events at Mount Sinai through Hollywood movies. We are talking about the laws of nature. The Torah is eternal and it means that now we also live inside this system. This is not a situation that arose once and disappeared.
It is said that the giving of the Torah happens every day. This refers to a special force hidden in nature that is called the Creator. It is a good force that is revealed on the condition that a person wants to reveal it. Everything depends on the desire of a person.
We are created by the evil egoistic force, as it is said that “The Creator created the evil inclination.” The upper force created us opposite to itself, as evil egoists, and each one of us thinks only about himself and is unable to think about others.
The force of egoism that acts within us is our entire nature. We are not capable of being different. It is necessary to realize and accept this fact in order to see everything in the right light, to check our nature and to decide that that which was originally given to us is defined. Therefore if a person doesn’t correct himself there is no point to expect him to have a good relationship with others, meaning with either inanimate nature, or plants and animals, and even more so, with people.
And if he does something good for others it is only because he expects to receive some benefit for himself from it. In such circumstances he can be seemingly kind, but this is not a kindness to another but a more cunning use of him.
This is the way we live, and it doesn’t matter what type of connection we are talking about, either love between parents and children, mother to the baby, boy and girl who connect in order to create a family, or a nation united by common borders and native land.
Whatever it is, everyone always thinks only about his own welfare. And when we build between us systems of connections they always must be organized so that each one receives some benefit from them.
It is especially typical for a human, as we have the biggest egoism that isn’t balanced by anything. At the lower levels of nature such as the still, vegetative and animate there is a balance and minus is always balanced by plus.
But people don’t have it and therefore from generation to generation our egoism grows more and more. We have to bind ourselves by all sorts of laws, dependencies, and obligations to somehow live together and not to kill each other.
5,777 years ago one man, whose name was Adam, discovered that there is an additional positive force in nature. It is possible to extract it from nature and to balance a negative force in a person with it and turn him into a perfect system, where negative and positive forces act together. And then a person’s eyes open, giving him a different look at the entire reality.
He looks at everything not only through one negative force, but through the positive force as well, and through the interaction of both. By this he discovers a completely different dimension, a reality located above our world because the positive force acts in it.
He sees how the positive force of nature influences from above downward the negative force that acts on the level of our world and how these two forces can interact. A person understands how much he is controlled by these forces, positive and negative, and learns to control them by himself. He becomes a master of these two forces.
From this moment onward an opportunity to rise above this life is revealed to humanity, above our nature, above our miserable and even dangerous condition, above eternal enmity, and above a fleeting life, full of suffering and problems.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/2/16
Answer: A person may or may not know. He has to attain his fate and become the master of his destiny; he has to ascend above matter, above our world, and exist on the level of decision making.
In our world everything is predetermined: the forces that manage it descend from Above and a person is helpless in the face of these forces.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
Opinion (inosmi.ru): “When the resettlement of peoples is portrayed as a crisis related to refugees, it is the main reason we help and do not betray the weak. For the next four years, the government plans to bring another 100-125 thousand migrants from the Middle East. The government is behaving as if immigration -is a kind of natural disaster, which can not be stopped. The truth is quite the opposite: immigration – is a political catastrophe that can stop tomorrow. …
“Every time on the news or in debates you hear the word ‘refugee’ and ‘immigration crisis,’ you can be sure that you are being misled. This is done either by those who do not know what they are talking about, or – and it’s even worse! – they really know but prefer to use the wrong concept.. …. The word ‘refugee’ hides the fact that we are dealing with a permanent migration of peoples, and not with some transient migratory crisis. …
“When the refugee prefers to leave the camp and secure the country’s status, in the UN their status is changed from refugee to economic migrants. And the same rights are not guaranteed to economic migrants. In fact, economic migrants means illegal migrants in the country that the person either crosses or where he stops. So, why is the press, politicians, experts and participants in the debate in our country still talking about refugees, if we hardly have taken … countless migrants, i.e., illegal immigrants? …
“Why do politicians and the media continue to deceive the public, making it think that you’re helping or allowing immigration to Europe, or you’re just cold and cynical? We can imagine several explanations. The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that politicians and the press from the heart believe that Europe one way or another should swallow this monstrous Migration. But it is -. … the EU over the years has agreed with immigration for fear of falling birth rates in Europe.
“Instead of paying attention to the circumstances that lead to a drop in the birth rate, the rate was made up with immigration. And first with those from the Middle East, including Turkey. In 1992, immigration has exceeded the natural increase of the EU population.The total number of residents in the 28 EU countries has grown from about 400 million in 1960 to 500 million today. In 2014, immigration ‘contributed’ to 85% of the increase in the population. Thus, immigration – is the EU’s strategy, although Danish politicians can hardly recognize it officially.”
Answer: The mistake the EU is making is hoping that the refugees’ mentality will change. However, in fact, the opposite actually will happen. The Moslems will force Europe to convert to Islam, and this actually will happen during one generation. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, Ishmael (the son of Abraham and the father of the Islamic nation) will conquer Europe at the end of times and then will set on his journey to Jerusalem.
In the News (Mother Nature Network): “Trees go to ‘sleep’ at night, new study shows
“Researchers using lasers to monitor birch trees reveal physical changes that are akin to slumber. …
“That’s the fascinating conclusion drawn by a team of scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary who wanted to know if trees followed day/night cycles similar to those observed in small plants. Using laser scanners pointed at two birch trees, the scientists recorded physical changes indicative of a nighttime slumber, with the tips of the birch branches drooping by as much as 4 inches towards the end of the night.”
(BBC): “Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet of Fungus,” “Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungi. …
“The more we learn about these underground networks, the more our ideas about plants have to change. They aren’t just sitting there quietly growing. By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network. This ‘wood wide web’, it turns out, even has its own version of cybercrime. …
“Around 90% of land plants are in mutually-beneficial relationships with fungi. The 19th-century German biologist Albert Bernard Frank coined the word ‘mycorrhiza’ to describe these partnerships, in which the fungus colonises the roots of the plant.
“In mycorrhizal associations, plants provide fungi with food in the form of carbohydrates. In exchange, the fungi help the plants suck up water, and provide nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, via their mycelia. Since the 1960s, it has been clear that mycorrhizae help individual plants to grow. …
“In 2010, Ren Sen Zeng of South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou found that when plants are attached by harmful fungi, they release chemical signals into the mycelia that warn their neighbours. …
“‘We suggest that tomato plants can ‘eavesdrop’ on defense responses and increase their disease resistance against potential pathogen,’ Zeng and his colleagues wrote. So not only do the mycorrhizae allow plants to share food, they help them defend themselves. …
“In 2013 David Johnson of the University of Aberdeen and his colleagues showed that broad beans also use fungal networks to pick up on impending threats – in this case, hungry aphids.”
The poet Samuel Coleridge, wrote, “Nature has her proper interest; & he will know what it is, who believes & feels, that every Thing has a life of it’s own, & that we are all one Life.”—Letter to William Sotheby (10 September 1802).
Can science come to this conclusion?
Answer: Science can achieve anything that is possible. It is proving that everything is mutually connected. If we want to live correctly, we should be connected to each other with good connections! But where are the people who want to implement this?
Question: Is it possible to get over ourselves and become interconnected in life, like the plants, if we receive guidance from scientific evidence?
Answer: I have never seen this anywhere. All that is stated in the research of the correct behavior is not perceived by humanity! Scientists love to talk about nice things, but who among us lives to learn about it? Humanity doesn’t even learn about itself.
Look there was a war here, and there is so much suffering! The possibility of another war has not been negated. This indicates that suffering has taught us nothing! Egoism is the basis of nature, and everything that comes to it from the outside cannot penetrate into it.
So, there is no salvation on the level of our world. It will continue like this until a group of people appear in humanity who will bring a higher energy from above, an awareness, an understanding, the corrective Light because only the Light can unite us. Otherwise, humanity will annihilate itself gradually. Even if part of it remains, it will not have learned anything. Only the upper force will save us!
Question: In what way is this group that is studying the wisdom of Kabbalah different from a group of scientists?
Answer: Scientists have no control over humanity, but this group has the power to bring the positive force to our world that will balance the egoism. Then, in the balance between egoism and this second force called altruism, in the middle line, the world will begin to evolve consciously, with understanding and mutual cooperation, and will rise upward to completely new, higher levels of existence.
This will be an absolutely different world in which we will not exist in our present form any longer. Rather, we will be reborn as different creatures since our inner structure will be changed, and the external form will be changed accordingly.
Question: Who decides that the time has arrived for this?
Answer: Those people who are involved with this question say that the time has already arrived, and they are trying to do this. We hope that they will have done enough before the next war.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/29/16
In the News (NewsCom.md): “Across the world the global weather has changed dramatically, …
“In the last few days alone, we have seen the ‘life-threatening’ heat waves, extremely dangerous forest fires, terrible tornadoes and unprecedented flooding. And that’s just in the United States. And, of course, we see a continuation of a trend that is rooted in the past year, when the very strange weather created ‘apocalyptic conditions’ in many areas around the world. So why is this happening? For decades, we could count on the weather conditions falling within fairly predictable parameters. But now everything is completely and suddenly changed. …
“Europe also has to deal with some very fierce weather. Severe flooding has been reported and recorded across the continent, and the French have just experienced the rainiest month, starting in 1886. … as a result of heavy rain Seine burst its banks, and the Louvre was closed, leaving the art museum as a precautionary measure. on the other side of the planet, many parts of India had to deal with an unprecedented wave of heat. On Thursday, May 19 in India was broken heat record on record. And that was part of the crushing, extreme heat, which has raised temperatures in northern India ‘above 104 degrees for a few weeks’… Because of the heat, hundreds of people were killed and crops were destroyed crops in more than 13 states, reports the Associated Press. …
“What if our weather will become crazier and crazier? If that happens, then there will inevitably be a famine, major riots and massive political unrest across the globe. Can our world provide seven billion people with all that is necessary?”
My Comment: Not only is our world prepared to provide everything necessary for everyone, but the world is also prepared to change the weather itself to a comfortable and balanced state in every area of the world, but to do this, we need to change ourselves because specifically we are the ones who are violating the balance of the weather!
Answer: As a general rule, it happens suddenly. There a process of zooming in and out from the Creator, but when His revelation happens to a person is unknown in the previous second.
Question: What does the person feel when this happens?
Answer: He feels a flood of Light in his mind and feelings, in his characteristics and understanding. The Creator is not a concept with some kind of pleasant feeling; rather, you begin to see the depth of His natural system and how it is moving.
The Creator is a system. So, it is possible to attain Him only through its operation on us, through our integration within this system.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16
Question: In the Torah, many times the future was foreseen: the prophetic dreams of prophets are mentioned and there were people who interpreted them. How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to palmistry and seeing the future in dreams?
Answer: The Kabbalists can truly foresee the future, not in a dream but in a state of absolute wakefulness, by way of a special ascent to the next level. This is thanks to acquiring the characteristic of bestowal instead of the characteristic of reception, an altruistic characteristic instead of an egoistic characteristic. By being released from the material somewhat, they begin to feel a higher level, a level of the forces that manage matter. By entering into the field of these forces, a person begins to see the past, present, and future, beyond time.
So for a Kabbalist, prediction of the future is generally not a prediction; rather, it is the present situation, just like all the rest of time. I offer this to everyone, but first they must rise to a level called “prophetic.” To do this, no special skills are needed but desire. All the rest of the prophecies, including palmistry are basically “slight of hand.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
Answer: First, the Jews didn’t believe that the attitude toward them could become so negative, and that is what they believe even today when they are on the threshold of another Holocaust.
Second, the spiritual leaders convinced them that everything would be okay, that it was up to them to wait for the Messiah where they were. So, three million faithful Orthodox Jews, Poles who heard the voice of their leaders, met their death in the gas chambers.
It must be pointed out that the Kabbalists warned them before the Holocaust and tried to convince them to leave Europe, but in response they received only curses. The Kabbalists managed to escape in time.
From the Webinar 5/8/16
New Life#580 – Remaining Young Forever
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Why does a person want to remain young forever, how is it possible to attain immortality, and why is the matter contingent on the correction of the basic characteristics we were born with?
There is a hidden power in the world, the power of love and bestowal, the power of life. This power radiates goodness and love to everyone, like the sun. And we, the human masters of nature, are its opposite. We absorb and receive the power of life from it, but ultimately the power of life weakens and we grow old and die.
To reach a state of eternal life, it is up to us to be like that life force, to be love and bestowal.
This life force is called Light. It is found everywhere. We are capable of absorbing only a small spark of it. The secret of life is that a person must correct his nature from reception to bestowal, resembling this eternal Light. A person who corrects his nature from reception for himself to bestowal of goodness to others, merges with eternity.
Our physiological body is condemned to die. We have the ability to develop a spiritual body, a “soul,” and live in it forever.
Every person naturally strives to escape death, and for women there is a natural inclination to strive for beauty.
Spiritual beauty is beauty that radiates from you as love for others. If we cultivate inner beauty, a relationship of love for others, this will radiate outward and people will love us.
From KabTV’s “New Life#580 – Remaining Young Forever,” 6/2/15
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