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Comment: You spoke a long time ago about the European Union not being sustainable and that sooner or later it would break up. In the commentary to the news you gave a few days ago, you said that England would leave the European Union, and that is indeed what happened. The English press asks, “How can it be that the pollsters and financial analysts were wrong?”
Answer: This is not the final result. If pressure were put on the English people, they would vote in the opposite way. I still think the result was correct because the European market, or more precisely bazaar, will fall apart anyway. The sooner that happens, the better because otherwise the situation could lead to war.
Question: Is the “ship sinking” unequivocally and is fleeing from it urgent?
Answer: Without a doubt it is not possible to plug the holes. In Europe there are many more problems than in the rest of the world. We see that the lion’s share of the news is about the European continent.
Comment: A petition to arrange for another referendum in regard to the membership of Britain in the European Union has already gathered two million signatures.
Answer: They could gather even more than two million because 60 million people live in England. The number of signatures could even reach 30 million.
Comment: You also said that Britain’s withdrawal from the EU would cause an echo in Europe, and this is truly so. The Parliamentary group leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom in the Dutch House of Representatives Geert Wilders said, “I am very envious of them and hope that we can do the same thing next year in the Netherlands.” Matteo Slavini writes, “Next in line will be the Netherlands, Sweden and France. And we are suggesting that Italy will not remain on the ‘sinking ship.’”
Marine Le Pen writes, “Europe has not died, but the European Union has been shaken. This is the rebirth of a nation and now it is up to them to create a new European project, a new type of cooperation.”
Answer: There certainly must be cooperation, but with the right preparation. And not under the command of Germany’s pressuring everyone. The right union can be created only after training and education toward unity for all Europeans, and above all the politicians, those who operate and run everything. They don’t know how to behave and only create business contacts.
Everything must be built on union between people. If there is no unity, it is preferable for Europeans to be as far as they can be from each other. We understand this from daily life. It is easy to imagine what would happen if five families were living in a single apartment. It is absolutely clear that everything would head toward a rupture.
Question: So what if the Europe that is left now were to reconsider and say, “We want to create a single nation here”?
Answer: Who can do this and who wants to? Who understands how to do this and where the forces and the means for this are? And of course, who would provide the education? It would take years to create such enormous changes for such a large mass of people. This is what Abraham did in ancient Babylon; he educated the small nations to rise above all of the separation and united them into a single people.
Comment: I think that the small current that followed Abraham would have to gather strength.
Answer: This current will awaken gradually and be revealed, but this would take even more time.
Question: Must we wait a few more decades for the disintegration of Europe?
Answer: We hope that everything will happen much faster. These actions accelerate development.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/26/16
Question: If the Torah can’t be taken literally because it talks about the spiritual world, how can we understand what is written there?
Answer: Baal HaSulam explains in the Introduction to The Study of Ten Sefirot that the entire Torah is divided into PARDESS : Pshat (simple explanation), Remez (hint), Drush (allegory), and Sod (secret).
And as the Vilna Gaon explains study of the Torah begins from the secret, and not from the simple explanation. It means that it is attained in this order: Sod (secret), Drush (allegory), Remez (hint), and only at the very end Pshat (simple explanation).
When we begin to read the Torah we understand nothing in it and think that this is some kind of fairy tale or historical novel and nothing more. And therefore it is a secret to us.
And only later, through the study of Kabbalah, do we penetrate deeper into the Torah text and begin to understand what it says about the internal world, the forces of our soul, and the forces that control us. And then the Torah is transformed first into an allegory, then into a hint, and in the end, it becomes simple and easy to understand for us.
Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/28/16
Comment: Humanity loves secrets and conspiracies. Lately articles about the Bilderberg Club are appearing. The group has existed for close to 60 years, but very little has been written about it in the media; the decisions that come out of a meeting of the group always remain hidden.
Representatives of 130 nations were invited to their recent meeting. An article about the event said that this was a session of the “world government” that arranges all kinds of events that happen in the world.
Answer: They can gather, but nothing special will happen.
A single higher power manages creation and everything operates according to its laws. Our world is divided into two opposing forces: the force of egoism and the force of altruism.
The force of egoism develops naturally. We must summon and attract the force of altruism into our world, balance the power of egoism with its help, and establish the middle line, with harmony between them.
This is a person’s role in our world, his task is to build himself. If we succeed in doing this, then it will be good. And if we don’t succeed, then nature will again move us to the left side, the egoistic, negative side, to awaken, encourage, and bring us the awareness that without the right line, without the good property of connection and love, we cannot do anything. The wisdom of Kabbalah is the method with whose help we can summon and attract the positive force into our world.
Comment: As far as it seems, people think that the world government can “return” the immigrants to their nations, purify Europe of them, and actually decide and determine something.
Answer: I don’t think that the world government will deal with this issue because it is in accord with what is happening. It is not against the immigrants. Moreover, according to the general predictions, all the nations of Europe and Asia will move North because of the sharp warming in the weather that threatens the world. Toward the middle of the 21st century, it will be impossible to live in this area.
All who are in or near equatorial regions will go up and populate Europe and Siberia, and all below the equator will move in toward Australia, New Zealand, South America, and the Amazon. Therefore, the broad band around the equator, including the Middle East, will be almost empty.
The rulers of the world understand this trend, they see that there is no other way out and it is necessary to gradually accept the migrants for whom there is no particular importance to any nation. What is important to them is to ensure their leadership as much as possible through this process.
Question: It is written in ancient sources, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD” (Proverbs 21:1). What does this sentence indicate in relation to the world government?
Answer: The meaning is that it is in this manner that the Creator conveys His policies through them.
The upper force is not some kind of old man who sits somewhere up in heaven. It is the enormous general system of nature that must bring the whole world to balance.
And freedom of choice was specifically given to humanity for this purpose, and if they use it correctly, they can bring themselves, and through themselves, all of nature, to the correct general interaction, to unity. But if they make mistakes, then nature will teach them that it is forbidden for them to behave like this.
I hope that we bring to our attention our role in the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah. This wisdom is given to us so that we will not be forced to go blindly but with understanding from where and why the “blows” come. Only then can we change ourselves and bring the whole world to balance.
If we advance without the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah, then we will receive a few more blows and from this we will learn to look at what is happening more correctly. “What the mind won’t do, time (or life) will do.”
We hope that we will succeed in introducing the correct perception of reality to the world and the possibility of attaining, with minimal loss, balance, which is the goal of creation.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/15/16
Answer: If you want to live as long as possible, please. It is possible to rise to a level of eternity in this life and continue to live forever.
Question: Is it possible to lengthen the period of physical life?
Answer: If I am found within the characteristics that give me a feeling of time, then I can rise above them, meaning above time. Even physicists say that there is no time.
It is possible to manage time, but this depends on how much I am connected with others. As soon as I rise to a level where, together with others, we form a single collective common body, then the feeling of time disappears immediately and no questions arise because I am already floating in totally different coordinates.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16
Answer: You can overcome such states only by the help of the right environment. There is no other way! A person who sits by himself and has no one to study with is waiting in vain to succeed.
If a person studies the wisdom of Kabbalah, the study is fruitful of course. If one wishes to advance as fast as possible and in the right way, then he has to do so with the right group and by combining the group and the study correctly. One must find at least one partner, even virtually.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16
Answer: The price for the way to the Creator is acquiring freedom from the ego.
Question: I have been thrown into a difficult situation. I cannot leave the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah, yet it is also difficult for me to continue.
Answer: The difficulty in continuing comes from the lack of a correct environment. Once we acquire the correct environment and decide to implement the movement forward within it, the study becomes easy.
Question: If we can exit matter and manage it, can we then manage our desires, including physical desires?
Answer: We can absolutely manage everything, not only the desires on the levels of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate, but also the galaxies. We will control everything.
Question: Is there a limit to the desire to receive, or does it grow to the dimensions of the Creator?
Answer: The desire to receive must be constantly revealed until it achieves the volume of the Creator. That is the end of our development. The final state of humanity is adhesion with the Creator.
Question: Why were we created by the Creator, nature, so that we love “attractive” people only?
Answer: A person loves pleasure; he is drawn to what he enjoys.
Question: Why and for what does the Creator require a perfect companion if He is perfection?
Answer: In order to reveal His perfection, the Creator must create something perfect.
Question: What is the mechanism by which one can manage the universe on the physical, human level? What must I personally do in order to do this? Does it mean that it is not difficult to be God?
Answer: It is not difficult to be God. When we begin to acquire the characteristics of bestowal and love of the Creator for all kinds of creatures, for all levels of creation, everything else is not complicated. We become equivalent to the Creator, His partners.
Question: If the Creator is good, why do we suffer? Where is His goodness of heart?
Answer: Who said that the Creator is good?! The Creator is good only at the end of correction. Parents who oblige children to study seem bad and unjust in the children’s eyes. That is also how we perceive the Creator.
Question: Can there be a descent which it is not possible to rise from?
Answer: Sometimes there is a descent from which the person cannot rise by himself, but the Creator raises him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 4:27 – 4:28: And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will remain few in number among the nations to where the Lord will lead you. And there you will worship gods, man’s handiwork, wood and stone, which neither see, hear, eat, nor smell.
This is the current state of the people of Israel. The Babylonian exile, which lasted 70 years, followed the destruction of the First Temple. Four hundred years later the Second Temple was destroyed, and the Roman exile of the people of Israel came next, which made them scatter among the nations of the world.
Geographically and historically, the last exile ended, but spiritually still continues. Although we are physically in the land of Israel, we don’t exist in it in our desires directed to the Creator. Our desires remain directed to the same egoistic goals that exist in all nations of the world. We didn’t rise to the level of spiritual aspiration, and therefore still didn’t come out of exile.
It is said, “And there you will worship gods, man’s handiwork, wood and stone, which neither see, hear, eat, nor smell.” These “gods” are culture, science, education, and training: everything that we adopted from other nations, and that to this day is our goal and is appreciated in our eyes.
Question: So, we are still scattered, despite the fact that we are assembled in one place?
Answer: We are assembled physically and scattered spiritually. Geography doesn’t mean anything. A person who lives abroad can be in a much more advanced spiritual state than the one who lives in Israel.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/2/16
New Life #506 – Learning To Communicate Again
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
We have to learn how to establish new relationships so that we will be able to open the door to a new world. A wide, unlimited, eternal world is waiting for us behind this door…
Technology eliminates the limitations of place and distance. Today we can communicate through short text messages in an practical, convenient and less confusing way than physical encounters. On the other hand, we cannot eliminate the greatly needed physical contact.
Evolution leads us to the recognition of the fact that technology is not sufficient to reach hearts and connect, so I believe that we will soon begin to abandon the technological devices because we will feel that they do not answer our needs.
We will long to connect in another way, a new connection, a connection that will show us the meaning of life, that will explain what the meaning of our existence is, what we are living for, what the secret of life and the secrets of nature are.
We have to learn how to build this new relationship so that we will be able to open the door to a new world. A wide, unlimited, eternal world is waiting for us behind that door where we will be able to fly in infinite speed. The only question is how we can exit our ego which traps us in this world, in the limited development of nature, and enter a new world. This is some food for thought…
From KabTV’s “New Life #506 – Learning To Communicate Again,” 1/20/15
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Preparation for the Lesson
Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 9
Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 94
Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “Two Creations: A) Man B) A Living Soul”