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Who Is Around Me?

laitman_423_01Question: Is it right to assume that people who are around me are not in my life by chance? Is this an indication of the characteristics that I must correct in my soul?

Answer: That’s right. But it is best not to think about it now; rather, begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. When we begin to go deeply into the method of correction seriously, we begin to be connected with the group, and through it we receive the Upper Light of correction. The more distant circles, the external acquaintances, for the meantime, have no significance for you.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16

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Union Concluded At Mount Sinai, Part 3

Unity, The Way To A Good FutureThe disciples continued the work of Abraham and developed his method. But in the meantime, their egoism grew more and more, meaning they became enslaved by it and found themselves in the Egyptian exile. The evil Pharaoh who rules over them is revealed.

This doesn’t mean that they moved to Egypt physically. But they felt that the evil force within themselves had gained such power over them that they couldn’t cope with it.

The egoism became much more powerful than the good force that was left in them from the times of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The evil force erupted and it was impossible to hold it back.

The children of Israel wanted to come together, work on their unity,  and draw the good force, but they couldn’t. This brought many sorrows upon them and sparked internecine strife. Eventually they realized that they just must run away from this evil force. Allegorically it is said that the children of Israel fled from Egypt, from the slavery of the Pharaoh.

They succeeded in disconnecting from the evil force, but nothing else. They didn’t know how to attract the good force yet. And only once they disconnected from the force of evil did they reach the good force and begin to reveal its hidden presence between them. The force of evil remained, but they already knew how to protect themselves from it, i.e., the mutual hatred.

They realized that they were standing around Mt. Sinai, a mountain of hatred (Sina) and that to cope with this negative force was possible only through revelation of the positive force.

Mt. Sinai is a mountain of hatred that is revealed within each of us. In every person in this group is an ability to raise a special force, a desire, a special yearning above his hatred. It means that they connect between themselves and rise like Moses, meaning Mashiach, the one that pulls (Moshech) them from the egoism and ascends the mountain.

Through this common force, by their joint efforts, they are able to rise above their hatred. This way they attain the upper positive force of nature and feel that it has created everything and controls everything. And it also created the evil inclination in a person specially so that through it, through the negative force that is opposite to the positive force of the Creator, he would reveal the good force and would exist between these two forces.

And when they rise above all their hatred and reach contact with the upper force, which is called Moses ascends Mt. Sinai, they feel that because of this fact their egoism grows even more. It turns out that at a time when one of their forces rises to the top of the mountain, the second force builds a golden calf at its base.

However, the main fact is that they discovered the good force of nature and from this moment on it is possible to be in contact with it.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/2/16

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An Example Of A Happy Life

laitman_944Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 04:05 – 04:06: Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, as the Lord, my God, commanded me, to do so in the midst of the land to which you are coming to possess. And you shall keep [them] and do [them], for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the eyes of the peoples, who will hear all these statutes and say, “Only this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

This commandment suggests that if the people of Israel really begin performing the commandments correctly and carrying out all their actions not for their own sake, but for the sake of bestowal, for the benefit of others, and through them for the Creator, then all the nations of the world, all the properties of nature will come into harmony with each other and the world will come to universal balance.

And seeing the example of a happy life, humanity will say, “How wise and intelligent are these great people!”
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/10/16

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The Divided Nation

Laitman_049_01Question: My fellow businessmen know how to be sneaky and they cheat their clients. And I, on the contrary, am trying to be decent and rely on the honesty of others. And in the end I am left without anything and begin to envy them: “Why can’t I arrange my matters like them?” Is this a Klipa, impurity?

Answer: Klipa—is work against holiness, against the Creator, very sophisticated work.

Regarding your example, it is possible to say that one that deceives people in the end deceives the Creator and distances from Him. It is beyond a doubt.

If I take what I don’t deserve from the public or from nature, which is the Creator, then this is already the beginning of the Klipa. And what do I deserve? I deserve something if I work in order to bestow, if I exist in order to reach bestowal. In this case, I receive even necessities only in order to exist and be in bestowal, in order to be similar to the Creator and do the work of God. All the rest that is beyond necessities, I cannot take for myself. All the rest I need only to bestow to others. This needs to be a person’s calculation. He determines for himself: “This is what I need to exist in order to bring contentment to the Creator.” Everything beginning with this decision and continuing in the same vector is called Kedusha – holiness.

And in Klipa, I am the opposite, taking from others although I don’t deserve it and maybe didn’t even earn it. This also applies to the part of the people of Israel who do not work at all and completely immerse in the study of the Torah.

In general, due to the miscalculation in this respect, we are all drowning in the sea of egoism and distancing from the upper force. Year by year, it affects all more strongly, and at this stage we are starting to decline to a state that we already experienced in the previous century.

But it doesn’t mean that everyone has to go to work, or the opposite, to live from hand to mouth. Part of the nation really needs to study and part needs to work. Maybe there needs to be a certain rotation. Why not get organized in such a way that everyone will have the opportunity to work and also study?

Of course, in the time of the Temple, many from the nation devoted themselves to study. And the question here was not in quantity but in discernments. This is our work.

Moreover, the era ahead of us will not demand the same number of workers like before. Therefore, we only needed to arrange everything in the correct form.

The problem is that the two parts of the nation, the secular and the religious, don’t know how to talk to each other, don’t understand each other. This is the only obstacle. After all, if we were able to find a common ground and corresponding positions, I think everyone would understand: the one that studies should continue in his study. But there is no contact between the parts of the nation, there is no good attitude, there is no constructive and real dialog; there is only mutual hatred, and therefore we lack the correct analysis of the situation.

Actually, the country does not need tens of thousands of workers and soldiers. The size of the job market will contract over the years, and the modern army needs more technology than people.

Therefore, the current conflict in Israel is caused by political games. The powers that stand behind are deliberately igniting the fire.

And on the other side, the serious problem of the religious audience is that they cannot create a correct contact with the secular part and explain its position. The religious part does not start a dialog from fear of being influenced by the exterior culture. But lack of dialog causes war between brothers.

Remark: Although the walls are crumbling and the exterior influences are penetrating inside.

Answer: But this does not lead to contact, to mutual understanding. The walls are crumbling not according to our will but at the behest of time.

The parts should contact each other and begin a mutual clarification. Our problem comes from having a mutual “basket.” In the US there is no collision between the secular and the religious; they “don’t eat from the same plate,” they don’t have the same army, there are no contact points, there is no conflict that someone lives on someone else’s account, or that they don’t understand each other.

And in Israel, the nation is divided, split, and thus we continue the destruction of the Temple. Actually, the two sides are participating in this process, including those that study Torah. They call the secular part “the spoiled baby.” But if he is a baby, then he needs a special patient attitude, he demands care. Isn’t this what the Torah says? Where is the big heart, the nice caring approach, and not squabbles and strife.
In the end, all this weakens us and brings us to collapse.

Question: What would you say to the religious part of the nation?

Answer: I don’t have legitimacy in their eyes. Therefore I don’t have anything to say or anyone to talk to.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/20/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 55

There Is No Neuter Gender In Nature

laitman_559Question: In Europe there are kindergartens where children aren’t differentiated by gender; they are called “it.” They believe that, with time, a child must determine his own sex. How is this possible in a civilized world?

Answer: I don’t know how it is possible to call a person “it” when nature has created a precise division into either “she” or “he.”

In Hebrew, there is no neuter. Hebrew is the language of the roots, and it comes from the higher system of management where a clear division exists between the masculine part and the feminine part. It is not possible to call something by a masculine name and then switch to a feminine name, and vice versa. So, the concept of “it” doesn’t exist in nature. There is only a male or female part, male or female property.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16

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Einstein And Kabbalists

Laitman_001_02Question: In what areas would you compare Einstein to the Kabbalists?

Answer: Einstein, like the Kabbalists as well, searched for a single equation of nature that would describe all of the processes in the world on all levels.

Kabbalists go further. They want to understand all of the processes not only with the intellect and those in our world, but of all of the rest of the worlds, together. Attaining them fully and becoming like these processes—meaning equivalence with the Creator, or if you will, God—this is indeed the goal of the creation of humanity. All of us must reach this level, understanding and attaining this in this incarnation or in future incarnations.

Like Einstein, the Kabbalists also think that the field—Light, the thought of creation, the Creator—is primary, and the bodies, the desires that appear, are secondary. So, the wisdom of Kabbalah is involved with a study of human desire itself and brings the person to a discovery of the field, the Light, the Creator, within him.

Einstein didn’t succeed in attaining this because he thought that it was possible to attain the formula using the intellect, whereas the wisdom of Kabbalah attains this through a change in human desire, meaning through matter.
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Who Will Cross The Jordan?

laitman_740_02Torah, Deuteronomy 3:23 – 3:25: I entreated the Lord at that time, saying, “O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand, for who is [like] God in heaven or on earth who can do as Your deeds and Your might? Pray let me cross over and see the good land that is on the other side of the Jordan, this good mountain and the Lebanon.”

Question: Moses had such a difficult path. He led his stiff-necked people out of Egypt and brought them to the land of Israel! Didn’t he deserve the right to enter it?

Answer: When spiritual qualities dress in people, and people speak on their behalf while representing them, it really looks dramatic.

Actually, Moses lives in every person. While going through spiritual states, a person raises a prayer, “Give me strength to continue remaking myself to full equivalence with the Creator in order to see the quality of love.”

But the quality called Moses in a person cannot cross this rubicon, that is, cannot cross the Jordan. The only thing that is within its power is to climb mount Nebo, to look from afar at the land of Israel, to perform a correction through its vision by looking around the entire land of Lebanon to the sands of Sinai, from mount Nebo to the west, and to the sea, and to bless it, meaning to pass all of its qualities to the next state, the next degree.

This way, the quality called Moses, which is in the greatest equivalence with the Creator, completes its work on this degree, and therefore it is said that it dies. The next two forces rise instead of it: Joshua and the people of Israel.

A new generation that was born in the desert under the command of Joshua goes to conquer the land of Israel. So, now it is necessary to begin new ideological problems and clarifications. But Moses has no relationship with it.

A war with the new egoistic level called “the land of Israel” isn’t a simple task. It is necessary to correct, to change, to exhaust, and to kill seven basic qualities, seven so-called nations that live in the land of Israel. Only once this big, ugly, and fat egoistic layer is corrected is it possible to build a temple, a vessel that will be filled in order to bestow.

Question: It turns out that herdsmen were going to the land of Israel, and ploughmen entered it, right?

Answer: Yes, now these qualities behave in a completely different way. They enter an absolutely different type of work, that is, work with the earth and work with the enemies. Nothing can be avoided. It is necessary to plow the land, kill the opponents, settle themselves in a certain order in all of the land, and restore the right laws. This allocation on a new spiritual degree is special, complicated work.

That is why Joshua, who accepted leadership from Moses, is a conqueror, and Moses is a teacher.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/10/16

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New Life #589 – Overcrowding In Classrooms

New Life #589 – Overcrowding In Classrooms
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


Even if the number of students in the classroom is reduced, the problems that are the essence of education will not be solved. The educational system is special because it can plant today the principles of life tomorrow.

We must give a child an education that will prepare him for the world of tomorrow. To do this, I must see the future. It is like when preparing for a flight to Mars all kinds of possible simulations are used; that is how we must prepare them for the future world.

The world is changing rapidly. We must give our children the tools today that will make it possible for them to deal with the future. The world is becoming increasingly connected. The mutual relationship between all the parts of nature, the still, vegetative, animate, and all people is being created. Our children need the tools that will make it possible for them to have the right connections with others and with nature and the ability to see everything as a whole picture.

This is very important in Israel because the world is expecting us to provide an example of the future form of connection. When children are connected, they understand each other, they will have a good connection so that they won’t feel a lack of space and overcrowding.

The schools must provide a “safety cushion” for our children in the form of preparation for life in the world of tomorrow. With an expanded view, it is possible to see that the entire Earth is becoming overcrowded. We must learn to connect as quickly as possible.

Even if the parents have lots of pressure and find a budget, in another few years they will find that the problems remain as they were. A person must leave school enriched and full of all kinds of information, with tools for life. The new education must impart the feeling that whoever is near me is there for my own good; they are my relatives and are loved by me. The relationship between the students, the guidance of the teachers, the classroom atmosphere, these are what determine everything.
From KabTV’s “New Life #589 – Overcrowding In Classrooms,” 6/23/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.26.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “Igrot,” Letter 18

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 79

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “External Factors”

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