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Answer: Of course. All of nature is the Creator, but there is a revealed part of nature and a concealed part.
The wisdom of Kabbalah refers to the Creator as the concealed part of nature because what is revealed to us is its distorted part that we feel as such as a result of our uncorrected senses, as a result of our ego.
Comment: Humanity has revealed more than 200 physical laws of nature during the last couple of centuries.
Answer: This is also the revelation of the Creator, like the force of gravity for example.
There is nothing other than the Creator and man who feels Him. The question is what a person feels exactly, how and by which attributes.
Everything we can possibly imagine is the Creator; we are inside Him, but we feel only a very small part that is totally distorted and opposite from His real attributes. When a person ascends to the 125th level of spirituality, he becomes similar to the Creator and is entrusted to reveal all the information he needs in order to perform creative actions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
Aleksandra Rybińska asserts in a recent article that none of the models of immigrant integration are working: not the German model, the Gastarbeiter (immigrants as temporary, unskilled workers), not the French model of a secular enlightened country (the immigrant becomes a Frenchman and waives his own cultural identity), not the English version (the immigrant maintains his culture within the frameworks of the local community and the authorities believe that he at the same time identifies with British values).
The author concludes that France is approaching a revolution.
My Response: Not only are the French approaching a revolution. The explosion will be everywhere. The only question is: when? In spite of Europe wanting to maintain itself and maintain its roots, it won’t succeed. Its hope that the immigrants would work didn’t materialize. On the contrary, the Germans and French work on behalf of the migrants.
The immigrants don’t dissolve into the general mass of the local residents; actually it is the locals who gradually dissolve into the mass of the immigrants and convert to Islam.
Nothing is left of them. In the cultural practical sense of life, Europe has no power. It is decrepit and not ready for anything, except arranging beautiful costume parades, boasting its historical past. These are things that totally do not fit into the ensuing culture and Europe will be forced to yield.
Question: Won’t there be a revolution?
Answer: There is no need for that. Islam will conquer Europe and actively and undoubtedly enslave it. The religion of the Europeans will be Islam.
Question: In this case, what is required of Israel? Should it just watch passively from the side?
Answer: The Israelis cannot do anything except for one thing, to unite between themselves. Through unity, the Light will pass to the rest of the world and correct it.
Our attitude to what is happening should be completely passive. In no way should we interfere. The entire world is arranged as one unique unit that is connected in a totally mutual way. If we arrange for the contact of all humanity with the Upper Light, with the force of good, through us, then it will go through us to the whole world and will arrange everything needed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/9/16
Comment: Bio-physicists say that a person who knows science asks merely three questions: How was the universe created? How was life in the universe created? And how do living creatures learn to think?
Answer: These are of course, serious questions for scientists.
The wisdom of Kabbalah explains everything in a very simple manner. The major force in our world, the Upper Light, created a desire that is opposite from it as something from nothing. This desire is the creation created from what had not existed before. After all, the whole universe is filled only by one Upper Light.
Question: Is there no desire in the Light itself?
Answer: There is a desire in the Light, but it is a desire for love and bestowal, a desire to bestow, to give. And it created a desire to receive that developed under this influence. The Light created the desire to receive, from the simplest to the most complex organisms.
They are all mutually connected and represent one unique system, one organism that multiplies and buds in different subsystems in four phases laid down in the Light.
The Light gradually develops the initial desire that was created until it reaches a state in which it begins to think, discern, feel, and even begins to build itself independently to resemble the Light. There is nothing new here for Kabbalists, but for scientist this is of course a problem they cannot solve.
Question: Does this mean that they cannot examine this logically?
Answer: No, no way. Science has already accepted the fact that it is finite because everything we receive, understand, and perceive is felt through the filter of our attributes, which are limited. We cannot stand in front of the filter and feel the pure Light because all our desires and thoughts are created by that filter. We cannot attain the Upper Light that created us because we only attain what we feel through the filter.
Kabbalah tells us how to create an anti-filter, which means that the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us how we should perceive, understand, and determine our connection with the Upper Light, which exists before the filter, when we are behind the filter of all our attributes and forces.
In order to do so, we have to turn our initial attribute to receive to an attribute to bestow, and then we will begin to reveal the Upper Light inside us, the upper energy, the thought of creation, and the upper mind, and then we will be able to perceive it.
This means that we have to build a model that is identical to the Upper Light inside us because it is impossible to leap over the filter. The wisdom of Kabbalah guides us in building the model of the whole universe, of the whole creation, inside us.
Question: Does the filter exist only in order to diminish the Light and to enable us to perceive it gradually?
Answer: Yes, these are five or ten Sefirot, which diminish the Upper Light, swallow it, and convey it to us.
We can build an identical system inside us that will influence the Upper Light through us outward, and this is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is based on. Therefore, everything is inside a person and everything can be attained.
When people remain in the framework of their natural nature, of course, they hit a wall. But eventually everyone will realize that we are finite, that our knowledge is finite, and that there no way out. Thus humanity will gradually understand that the wisdom of Kabbalah has the solution.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/9/16
Answer: This happens because we don’t know how to correct ourselves. My life hasn’t been very easy and was far from being smooth, but I set a very clear guideline: divorce is not an option! I have kids, a family, I have to take care of them and I have no right to leave them.
Relationships between couples may be different, this is how it goes. But a person’s obligation is to take care of his family because it is his and that’s it.
Question: Are bad mutual relations between parents better for a child than divorce?
Answer: I believe that it is better to live that way than in a broken family. A child who grows up without a father feels that he is not protected because there is no one beside him to hold his other hand. This sharp feeling of a deficiency of a father by his side is reflected throughout his life.
Comment: The rate of divorce is 50% now and it keeps growing.
Answer: The fact is that the world is more and more in need of correction. In order for that need to be felt, conditions are becoming more difficult so that people ultimately will decide that they have to do something.
Question: Can the wisdom of Kabbalah help sustain a person and the family?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah helps strengthen the family. Today we already know how to do it more or less. The method includes discussions in groups of ten people, family workshops, and workshops for couples in groups that incorporate mutual cooperation between a husband and a wife. We still don’t have enough power to help all the families yet, but we have to gradually teach this method to all of humanity.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/6/16
Bestowal is the right relationship between us, like the connection between cells and organs in the human body. Take this as an example and imagine we need to be connected together in a single body as all of its organs.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16
In the News (Russian Bazaar): “Americans aged 18 to 29 years continue to rapidly lose interest in marriage. If in 1960 55% of people in this age group were considered married, today only 19% of “millennials” (born from the early 80’s to late 90’s) officially live a family life.
“Today we can say with certainty that all attempts to return interest to the institution of marriage, undertaken by the government and religious institutions, failed miserably. …
“According to experts, young people no longer understand the meaning and the essence of the religious marriage.
“‘Many ‘millennials’ consider marriage obsolete and an outdated institution, which from a legal perspective only complicates life. Without marriage, as we know, there is no divorce, division of property and other litigation. …
“Getting a college degree, moving to their own homes, buying a house or car, the birth of a child – all of this is much more important for today’s youth, than a wedding. Even ‘meeting someone you love’ they rate much higher than official marriage. …
“Look who is protecting the institution of marriage today. By and large, they are conservative Americans aged 45 years and above. They grew up with other values and traditions, and now they want to instill in their children. But the 90’s and 2000’s greatly changed American youth. It thinks very differently and evaluates reality differently than the older generation.”
My Comment: Human behavior is based on a single feature: egoistic pleasure. This determines every aspect of our behavior. Therefore, the reason for a change in our behavior is a change in the basis of the phenomenon, egoism.
Egoism has developed and continues to develop very rapidly, especially qualitatively. At the heart of nature is its development program and the program of human development.
You can read about the lack of free will in any of our actions in my post “There Is No Such Thing As Free Will“.
According to this program a person has to penetrate nature’s program, to study it, implement it on himself, and act in harmony with it. Currently, we operate opposite to this program. But it is normal and this is also part of the actual program, which is called the growing period, similar to the way children grow in our world.
Today we are in the stage of transition to actively participating in the plan of creation. The program of creation will force us to attain its essence and to act specifically according to it. It is similar to the way young people become independent in our world. Some easily succeed and others find it very difficult.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the science of human development and it is meant to tell us what happens to us and to prepare us for the correct interaction— Achishena, hastening time (along the quick and easy path)—with nature, with the Creator.
Opinion (Fyodor Lukyanov, editor in chief of the magazine Russia in Global Affairs, chairman of the Presidium of the “Council on Foreign and Defense Policy” NGO): “The world elite can not understand what is going on with all those whom they, in theory, should operate – their own population is increasingly distancing from these elites. …
“Why is this happening? The world’s elite are globalized. It is a combined establishment – American, French, German, Croatian, Chinese, etc. In fact, the different ‘upper classes’ have more in common with each other than with the national communities that they represent. It repeatedly pops out. The recent ‘Panamanian dossier’ has caused a strong reaction in the world. Why? Because in the worst possible moment another confirmation that this elite community, hides money offshore, while their compatriots are at risk of losing their savings in their homelands.
“So, in my opinion, the world is at a critical turn. The current model of globalization has reached the limit beyond which lies a dilemma: either the real world government, in any case – the government, which controls vast territories, communities and units, or the movement of globalized elites back to its roots, without which they, in fact, do not have legitimacy. …
“The next step is a rematch of people who believe that the elite have detached from them, forget about them and do not want to know what they need.”
My Comment: There is a limit to the control of any system: if the world is interdependent, it needs to be united, universal, and managed by a single institution or divided into subsystems and finding a mutual balance between them. The current situation, in which the elites are united and the lower class is separated, cannot continue for long.
Natural development is toward world government. But in the absence of a method of consolidation, the wisdom of Kabbalah, everyone believes that achieving such a state is impossible. Even though everyone is aware of the need for world government, they prefer to keep their distance rather than entering into a fight.
New Life 699 – Sabbath The Day Of Rest
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
There are days and nights in nature; there are months and years, but there is no week in nature. In fact the nation of Israel added the idea of a week. Starting from the first man who discovered the upper force until the last man who will discover it 6,000 years later, this is the time that symbolizes the six weekdays. The seventh millennium symbolizes the corrected state in correspondence to which the Sabbath is a world to come. The essence of the correction is the transition from egoism to love thy friends as thyself through the Light that Reforms.
Since the destruction of the Second Temple, only the external form of the Sabbath customs are left and nothing more. The spiritual Sabbath is the Sabbath of the end of correction, when we are all as one man in one heart, adhered to the Creator. If we don’t engage in the correction of the ego, we have nothing more than a psychological impression of the Sabbath. But a person who corrects himself discovers systems of six correcting forces and the state of Sabbath at the end, which means a cycle. We don’t work on the Sabbath because we have completed our correction in this spiritual state. Other nations copied the structure of the week from us and set their own day of rest.
The weekdays symbolize our engagement with the ego that is divided into six parts that we have to correct, while the Sabbath symbolizes the corrected state and this is where the customs associated with it stem from. But the actual customs don’t correct the ego. All the Jewish customs are corporeal branches that imply what the spiritual root of correcting the evil inclination into love is.
The first man (Adam HaRishon) discovered the upper force for the first time 5,776 years ago, although there were many generations before him.
From KabTV’s “New Life 699 – Sabbath The Day Of Rest,” 3/8/16
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Preparation for the Lesson
Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 21
Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 86
Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “The Freedom of the Individual”