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Why Am I Unsuccessful In Making More Money?

laitman_628_4Question: Why is it that no matter how much I try with all my might to earn money, I don’t succeed?

Answer: It means that you don’t need more. It seems to you that if you had more money, you would use it more effectively for your needs and for the needs of those close to you, and that currently there isn’t enough for your necessities.

If you needed the money for spiritual development, you would get it. Try to make more effort in spiritual development, it doesn’t require money and you will see how all the rest will begin to change.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/27/16

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Sale Of Nazi Relics

laitman_431_05Comment: Last week there was an auction in Munich in a special antique shop and 169 Nazi relics were sold, among them personal items that belonged to Hitler, Goring, Eva Brown, and others. All the items were sold instantly.

In addition to that, not only sales of the book Mein Kampf are growing, but the history of Nazi Germany is being openly published now. Why do people need these things?

Answer: There is a great demand in Europe for anything that is related to WWII because it is about the people’s past. It is related to their fathers, their grandfathers, and their great grandfathers.

If we don’t correct people and don’t re-educate them ,they will certainly develop egoistically, which is actually the way we all develop, and they will look for these old relics in order to strengthen their hearts.

This is also the reason that new Nazi parties will emerge, and we cannot escape it. Nothing will help stop this process except for the proper education, the right approach to this question! Humanity actually wants to stop the re-emergence of Nazism, but it will be impossible because the natural evolution of the ego will lead us back to national socialism.

Question: On the one hand, you say that we need the right education, and the other hand, you add that it is already impossible to implement it in Europe. How can all this be connected?

Answer: Education is the answer, but who will engage in it?!

Only our organization Bnei Baruch, which was specifically founded for this goal. But this requires very serious work including the participation of thousands of our members all over the world who should start giving courses in every language and reach everyone through the media.

Because this is such a serious problem, these studies must be compulsory for all! Without the correction of the population of Europe, we will not manage to unite it and it will end in the eruption of a new war. I believe that if people truly understand the impending threat, they will be ready to deal with it.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/26/16

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“I Have Created The Evil Inclination”

laitman_571_08Comment: Research shows that people are basically ready to cooperate with others, but it is the environment they live in which makes them indifferent and cynical.

Answer: It is human psychology and not the results of a certain experiment.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the ego is the basis of human nature. The Creator said, “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice,” and that’s all.

This means that evil, egoism, caring about yourself as opposed to caring about others, is living according to the principle that the better off I am, the better I feel compared to others, or rather, the worse they feel, the better I feel, and this the basis of human nature. Human history throughout the ages proves this claim.

Although philosophers and psychologists from Harvard University have come up with their own theory, life proves the exact opposite.

Question: Is it better to say to a person, “you are kind and your nature is based on connections of love” or rather “you nature is basically the ego and this is your starting point?”

Answer: It is always better to speak the truth since it pushes us to start the correction of mankind before it totally deteriorates and loses its humanity! After all, our egoism grows bigger every day, and so the sooner we begin the correction, for which we must reach the recognition of our evil nature, the sooner we will manage to better our life.

If we don’t do that, we will let our egoism erupt in the form of neo-Nazi regimes in most countries and a world war will break out between them.

The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam in his writings told a parable about training cats to be waiters in order to attempt to prove that their basic nature could be altered. But the moment one of the guests lets out a few mice, all the tamed “waiters” throw the trays they were holding and began to chase the mice.

This is exactly how our nature operates! Therefore, I advise all of us to observe nature and accept it the way it is,

Question: Does this mean that you are in favor of the hard truth?

Answer: Of course, we shouldn’t confuse people. We have to rely on serious knowledge and not on a few random studies, and at the same time we need to change our attitude to nature.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/27/16

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Disspelling Myths About Kabbalah, Part 14

laitman_276_06To Study Kabbalah Is Not Necessary, But It Is Fun

Question: The requirement to sit and study scares me; I never liked it. Do you enjoy studying Kabbalah?

Answer: I, by my nature, love to study. Even the television programs I choose are either non-fiction or about nature.

And studying Kabbalah gives me pleasure because I begin to see how our world is managed, and how I myself am managed from above. I understand where the desires and thoughts that arise in me come from, why they are given to me, and how I must react to them.

While studying Kabbalah, I am in a constant game with the Creator. However, if a person doesn’t like to study, it is not required of him, although I would advise trying to study Kabbalah. After all, it is quite possible that this is exactly what will interest the person, even if previously he was never attracted to studying. I have seen many such examples.

A person didn’t want to study at school because it wasn’t interesting to him. The study wasn’t giving him fulfillment because he saw how limited and artificial it is.

He studied the relationship between the still, vegetative, and animate nature of our world and didn’t understand what it gives for his soul, for reaching the purpose of life and for uncovering its meaning. And by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, he begins to feel that it is talking about him, his soul, the eternal part in him.

He will want to attain this eternal part, to connect to it, and to live inside this eternity. Otherwise this eternal part exists in him, but like a vestige of the dead. And he wants to revive and to reveal it.

If he enters it and begins to live in it, he will see the entire universe, beyond the universe, and all the worlds. He will become their integral part, eternal and perfect, not limited by time and space.

It is very different from the usual school studies. And therefore people who didn’t like to study the science of our world become successful students when they come to Kabbalah.
Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/28/16

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The Difference Between Islam And Muslims

laitman_600_01Comment: From time to time I publish your commentaries on the news on my Facebook page and many write to me and claim that you are confusing Islam and Muslims. Sometimes you make sharp remarks regarding Islam.

Answer: In my commentaries I don’t mean the religion itself but its extremist clerics.

I have nothing against the Islamic religion because after all, thousands of wonderful things were written in the Koran, and as a philosopher, I can say that the Islamic religion is a positive religion at its foundation.

On the one hand, there certainly is an extremist side to Islam, but if it is not artificially inflated, if it isn’t developed and put above all other faiths, it is a religion with which every person in the world can live in peace.

On the other hand, what is presented to us today as the religion of Islam is not really the original Islam.

I have met with many Arab religious leaders, particularly the Sufis who are representatives of the Arab Kabbalah, and I can say with certainty that in the past among them was a very developed aspiration toward love, toward connection between people. But today everything has completely changed. Many contemporary scholars who are involved with this phenomenon have written about it.

In my commentaries I talk about the extremist Islamic religion of our day. You can not be extreme, kill others indiscriminately, and then hide behind religion. There is no connection with this behavior and religion. Everything depends on the way in which you use religion.

The same thing can be said about Judaism. There are many people who promote hatred, while Judaism itself relies on the principle of “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), and “your friend” is every person near you. This means that everything is inherent in religion but not in the same form that people interpret it.

If you enter into a religious area in Israel, you can see how the religious people move to the side and avoid contact with strangers. That is how they also behave in America in the areas where they live. So it is possible to say the same thing about Islam and even about other religions.

The problem is that today the Islamic religion is flourishing and bears an extremist religious character and there are people who under the guise of religion convey their policies in that way. Of course you can close your eyes to this phenomenon, just as we do with everything else, but it will not make you any safer.

I am not a politician, I am a philosopher, so I am completely neutral and don’t belong to any political party. I express my point of view as a person who studies the wisdom of Kabbalah and understands the evolution of nature, the general internal law and its power, which is called “Allah,” Elyon (higher). The problem is that it is necessary to interpret it correctly. The higher power is the power of love and connection between everyone in the world.

Only then will we see that between true Islam and the wisdom of Kabbalah (true Judaism), there are no differences.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/23/16

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The New Life Of Old Dollars

laitman_228Comment: The US Federal Reserve has incorporated a new system to process dollar bills that have been taken out of circulation.

In the past, worn out dollar bills were sent to a dump, but a new recycling system has been developed lately thanks to which the bills are converted into soil. The product is sold to farmers and they raise trees, fruit, and vegetables in this soil.

Answer: It is a very good idea to make money into a fertilizer. This way there is at least some use for dollar bills.

Comment: Otherwise they are the embodiment of evil?

Answer: Money in itself isn’t evil. This is the natural equivalent of all our mental, physical, and moral efforts. You need to pay for everything, to weigh all or to barter products or services. It is like exchanging several gallons of milk for some machine or for a piece of meat or for a lecture.

This is the reason that money was invented as the general equivalent for products. In the past people used salt, sheep, or golden sand instead of money. But it wasn’t a clear equivalent and could not stand the test of time.

The Hebrew word for money “Kesef” stems from the root “Kissufim” or a screen, Masach, and it symbolizes the covering of our egoistic desires by a screen. Thus, we are ready to pay for the filling of our needs.

But when money becomes useless, we can use it on another level. Therefore, money descends from the level of the general equivalent to the level of the soil, so that something will at least grow from it.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/23/16

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Peace Between Israel And Turkey

Laitman_417Question: What is your attitude regarding the reestablishment of a full peace agreement with Turkey?

Answer: I can judge only in relation to global changes. And here we are talking about a local change. They quarreled a bit, made peace, and don’t know who gains and who loses.

Everyone understands that agreements are signed only for that moment when they are beneficial to the two sides, otherwise they are violated.

Question: Are you in favor of the signing of peace agreements?

Answer: We have no possibility of reaching an agreement with the Arabs of the East, but only with the Arabs of the West (with Gaza) because they need help and restoration.

Question: What do you mean when you use the term “peace” (Shalom)?

Answer: By peace I mean “wholeness” (Shlemut). This is not the signing of a non-aggression agreement that at a given moment is beneficial to the two sides that is signed for a short time and is violated most of the time.

Wholeness is the yearning for connection into one single whole without borders, not just finding contact with each other.

We see that even in Europe this is not happening because there is no feeling of a single whole. They arranged banking and marketing links between them but didn’t simultaneously create a connection between the peoples.

Question: At what moment does wholeness begin?

Answer: Wholeness will begin only after a long-term process of re-education of the population about a mentality of approaching one another. And this is ongoing work.

Even a small nation like Israel remains divided to date, divided into the Jews of the East and West, those who left Europe, Russia, America, and Africa and the Arab nations.

If it is not possible to do anything with a small group of people who have experienced so much and are under the pressure of the whole world, what is it possible to say about Europe where the peoples have fought against each other for thousands of years and hate each other in every variation possible?!

Question: Is there a possibility of beginning the process of education among us in Israel?

Answer: This requires the willingness of the political system. But our politicians don’t think about this at all.

If they speak about connection, about friendship or about something else, they do this to express their political demands—how to act in order to be closer to power and directing.

Clearly this is a dead end regarding peace! There is nothing to do. In the meantime humanity listens and develops only in this way.

The decision regarding an educational process can be reached through the government, through the elite, only to the degree that people willingly will be compelled to listen and obey for the purpose of consolidating the people and creating special conditions for it.

But for this we need to fight against the media is required to ultimately reach the heart of the people. The people must understand that they only need unity because there are no other means for survival. This will gradually become increasingly tangible. Twenty years ago there was nothing like this.

Forty years ago I began to talk about this, but at that time who took me seriously? So it was necessary to remain silent so as not to sully the wisdom of Kabbalah since to a particular degree I was its representative.

Only twenty years ago did we gradually began to speak about unification. Today we can proclaim and announce to everyone that there is no other way out. And we even see that new materials and new opinions are appearing that are closer and closer to this approach. So I am optimistic.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/27/16

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New Life 709 – The Attraction Between Men And Women

New Life 709 – The Attraction Between Men And Women
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

The inner software in nature develops the connection between the male and the female particles into a more complex relationship. The relationship between a man and a woman is the most complex.

Animals choose their mates according to their strength and their health, thinking of their future offspring, but we choose what society considers beautiful instead of what is naturally best for us. There is one social norm that defines beauty and doesn’t allow everyone to choose what is best for him according to his nature.

At the end of a hundred years of confusion, man needs to examine his situation today and to realize the cause of his troubles. Lack of satisfaction with a good relationship or family relations is the cause of all the other problems in human society. There is undoubtedly a right mate for everyone since we are all products of the same system that we have to return in pairs.
From KabTV’s “New Life 709 – The Attraction Between Men And Women,” 4/5/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.10.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Shamati #113 “The Eighteenth Prayer”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 94

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and It’s Purpose”

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