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Turkey: A Coup Hoax

laitman_273_02Let’s assume that there was no coup, but it was a staging of a play by Erdogan’s government in order to remain in power. Earlier this year he lost the election but he refused to leave, so he staged a “coup” as the story of his wretched opponents in order to remove them.

Already 2,836 soldiers have been arrested, including senior officers; 2,745 judges were removed from office. Erdogan ordered the media to make a false declaration of a coup in order to encourage people to go to the streets and support his government. He provoked the media to show to the world that people support him.

He wants to realize a radical policy in accordance with Islamic Sharia laws and to stay in power for life becoming a symbol of the new Turkey, like Ataturk, whose legacy and memory don’t give him peace.

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Turkey: Who Loses And Who Wins?

Laitman_727Question: During recent weeks a whole chain of events occurred in the world and it is still unclear where they will lead us. It began with the exit of Britain from the European Union. Then major terrorist acts broke out one after another in European countries.

And yesterday a military coup attempt was made in Turkey that caused a terrible rift in the country. What can you say about the situation in Turkey?

Answer: Turkey is at the crossroad of Europe and Asia, both geographically and internally. On the one hand, it belongs to the Muslim world and, on the other hand, it is a member of NATO and seemingly belongs to Europe.

The border between Europe and Asia runs through Turkey’s capital Istanbul, or as it was formerly called Constantinople. And those there feel this split, an internal partition. There are many people in Turkey who want to be Europeans, but recently the part that belongs to radical-Islam intensified.

The gap between these two groups is steadily increasing, and therefore in the future we have yet to see a lot of turmoil in the country. The situation won’t calm down by itself, although the coup failed and President Erdogan now has an opportunity to bring his order to the country. But people don’t really welcome it.

Erdogan’s opponents have failed so far, but it doesn’t mean they have no power. We need to understand that the entire world is now at the similar crossroads of two different ways. Soon we will see the same opposition in European countries, when the European power will subside and the opposing Muslim power of radical Islam will intensify.

Question: So who will win? Will it be Islam?

Answer: No. None of them can win. Scales will swing from one direction to the other, but neither side will win.

The method of connection that the wisdom of Kabbalah offers should win, and then the entire world will unite and there will be no winners and losers. It doesn’t matter to what side each one belongs, left or right, all will feel that salvation is only in unity. The overall success is only in this; there can’t be anything else.

Question: And how will Turkey look then, like a Muslim country or Western European?

Answer: The country will be neither Muslim nor European but simply one in which there is a complete unity. And it will be the same way in the entire world. If the Light that returns to the source flows through the Kabbalists to the world, to all the nations, then everyone will understand and feel that unity is the only correct and possible state.
From the Lesson Based on Rabash’s article 7/15/16

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American Police Biased Toward African-Americans

Laitman_004In the News (The Uptake): In American President Barak Obama’s statement following the police shooting of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, President Obama said “These are not isolated incidents. They’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system. And I just want to give people a few statistics to try to put in context why emotions are so raw around these issues. …

“Last year African Americans were shot by police at more than twice the rate of whites. …

“African Americans are arrested at twice the rate of whites; African Americans defendants are 75 percent more likely to be charged with offenses carrying mandatory minimums. They receive sentences that are almost ten percent longer than comparable whites arrested for the same crime.

“So that if you add it all up, the African American and Hispanic population, who make up only 30 percent of the general population, make up more than half of the incarcerated population.

“These are facts. And when incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same.

“… there are problems across our criminal justice system. There are biases, some conscious and unconscious that have to be rooted out. That’s not an attack on law enforcement. That is reflective of the values that the vast majority of law enforcement bring to the job.

Answer: There were no cardinal changes as a result of the fact that an African-American is the president of the US. His gentle attitude toward Islam will have a much greater impact. The issue is not a person’s skin color or his origin but the person himself.

America is abandoning the Anglo-Saxon basis it was founded upon and has no other foundation yet. It is essential since life demands changes, but this requires the education of the people. Obama, instead of educating the people, has brought them to poverty and has recreated all the former (racial differences) and new (anti-Islamic) contradictions during the two terms of his presidency.

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The Climate—Are They Hiding The Truth From Us?

Laitman_702_01The climate is the biggest mystery in the modern world. It is hidden from all and classified in secrecy in government offices and among scientists involved in this research and statistics collection.

Nature is preparing us for a future surprise that people are better off not knowing about it. We can’t be saved from the influence of the climate on us, not as in the case of a nuclear bomb in which it’s possible to wait until the danger has passed. And it is not like a brief turbulence in the weather: a storm, hurricane, tempests, or earthquakes. Instead, the climate will be going to a completely different level for which we are not suitable. For example, the temperatures will reach 70 degrees centigrade (158 degrees Fahrenheit) accompanied by a huge lack of oxygen in the atmosphere. As a result, there will suddenly be a huge, rapid multiplication of hordes of insects, rats, cockroaches, and internal bacteria and we will have no ability to deal with them.

Question: So what can be done?

Answer: There is nothing for us to do except for one thing: to rise above the forces of nature. This is possible if we take it upon ourselves to awaken the forces that are found above nature. If nature is going out of balance on this level, it is only possible to restore it from the next level!

Einstein said that it is necessary to rise to the next level. From there it will be possible to bring the previous levels to a state of stability and balance and then manage it.

Question: Does this mean that nature is pushing us to the next level?

Answer: Certainly! Our refuge is only through rising to the next level. The imbalance in nature is due to a laxity in the connection between us. This has resulted in our neglect to the opportunity to control it, the possibility of bringing ourselves and all of nature into balance. In fact, we are contributing to this imbalance. But we can also correct it on our own only if we exit to the next level.

And if we don’t choose to do this, we will continue on the path of suffering where natural disasters and war will erupt. Only a minimal number of people in the world are capable of understanding the situation and will begin to change themselves. But this number is sufficient to overcome the situation. Even this small amount of people must awaken, ascend, and get closer to each other, making them into a serious system.

We in the Bnei Baruch organization through our Kabbalah Education Centers are trying to gather all the true Kabbalists of the world. But we are still not able to bring all of these people to a level in which they feel a tremendous responsibility toward themselves and all people, and mainly towards the highest power of nature. This is very important.

There are no other ways of reaching this other than compelling people who can unite and create the correct system of mutual connection between them to carry out such an operation! If we don’t do this internally, then through the peoples of the world, through all of humanity, nature will begin to push us and it will be terrible! So we are working in this direction and I hope we will succeed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/16

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Contagious Stress

Laitman_049_01In the News (Time): “When teachers are stressed, so are their students, according to a new study.

“In the report, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, researchers assessed the burnout levels of 17 teachers of fourth through seventh grade. They also assessed levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their students—more than 400 of them—by taking saliva samples at three different times during the school day.

“The researchers found that students had higher levels of cortisol if their teachers reported higher burnout levels. …

“The study is the first to link teacher burnout to physical stress changes in their students.”

(Psychological Science): “‘Stress Contagion,’ Emotions are not simply concepts that live privately in the mind, but rather affective states that emanate from the individual and may influence others. … infants’ physiological reactivity mirrored mothers’ reactivity engendered by the stress manipulation … These findings suggest that mothers’ stressful experiences are contagious to their infants and that members of close pairs, like mothers and infants, can reciprocally influence each other’s dynamic physiological reactivity.”

Answer: Look at what scientists are discovering . All people are connected to one another; there are “threads” that connect our thoughts, desires, intentions, and impulses. Could it be that the wisdom of Kabbalah is right in saying that we are in a global network that totally connects us in every respect? It turns out that it is indeed so.

Scientists have discovered that a student’s bad mood affects the teacher and vice versa, so what’s new? See what scientists research compared to what the wisdom of Kabbalah explores, to what it teaches us, and what it tells us when it explains the laws of the network in which we are all connected.

If we change the mutual relations between people somewhere in the world, we will affect people who are at the other end of the world by that action.

Of course there is a tight connection between everyone. We simply need to know this system.

If I turn on my computer but don’t know how to use it, what can I do with it? But if I’m familiar with the program and how to use it and what the effect of my fingers on the keyboard and through the keyboard on the program is, I can affect it.

At the same time, if I know what my computer can do and how it can affect the whole world, assuming that my computer is connected to the global computer network, it is a totally different matter.

Similarly, I can play my internal keyboard, which is Tzimtzum (restriction), a Masach (screen), and the Returning Light, and thus affect the network between us that is called the one general unique soul. If I can consciously affect this network by being inside it, through my thoughts, feelings, and desires, by wanting to bring it to the good future state it will reach anyway, by wanting to push it there because otherwise I will not be able to affect it, of course I affect it! I begin to see and to realize how it undergoes all the changes and how it develops.

So why is it surprising that everything affects everything? Are we talking about the fact that children drive a poor teacher crazy with their childish nonsense? Everything and everyone is mutually connected and are in one system. No one can escape, there is no escape. So let’s learn about the essence of the connection between us, its nature and how we can affect one another and bring everyone to the one unique whole.

Thus we will gradually discover a totally different level of mutual cooperation between us, a different level of our existence! Today scientists are publishing studies about things the wisdom of Kabbalah has been talking for 6,000 years.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/30/16

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The Elite And The Masses

laitman_571_03Comment: James Traub, member of the American Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), Harvard graduate, and member of one of the richest families in America, wrote an article entitled “It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses” (Financial Policy). In it, he claims, “The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.” In support of this view, he cited “the Brexit vote was the utter repudiation of the bankers and economists and Western heads of state who warned voters against the dangers of a split with the European Union.” He contends that “Extremism has gone mainstream.” And that “Today’s citizen revolt — in the United States, Britain, and Europe — may upend politics as nothing else has in my lifetime.”

Answer: Many today are uneducated, poor, and unemployed, but who is responsible for that? It is the elite, isn’t it? Who controls the right buttons, the cables, and the connections? Is it the masses? Who twists and manipulates them? Of course it is the elite along with the police, the military, the media, journalists, television, and the radio. Therefore the coming war is the war of the elite against their own people.

Lately, we have been witnessing a growing gap between the elite and the masses because the middle class has been totally erased and there is nothing left of it. The masses are becoming increasingly impoverished while the elite are getting richer with totally unnecessary wealth. But egoism tells them to grab, take, and deplete the masses. The result is that 90% of the people fall and 10% rise sharply. How will it all end? It is hard to say and even frightening to think about, because egoism encourages  them to destroy the masses, leaving 15-20% of the population in order to provide services to the elite. And all the rest, in line with fascist theory, will be destroyed because today the world is truly gravitating to fascism.

Question: Do they have the means to exterminate people?

Answer: They have everything. They are developing a unisex approach, thus decreasing the birth rate. They are diminishing people’s desire for a family through advertising and the media. We will soon see the great damage that modern medications are causing and what happens with the health care services, with drugs, and with every aspect of our life.

The most important thing for the elite is to disconnect the masses from active life and bring about their gradual disappearance in order to rid the world of all the “extra” mouths that have to be fed. There are very serious efforts made in this direction. I believe that they will add biological factors that have been especially developed in the form of different bacteria. We are yet to see a certain illness that has no vaccination. It is all done gradually, but it is starting to work and we will see that during one generation humanity will be reduced by two or three billion people.

Question: What is your opinion on what is happening?

Answer: There are many different options, one of which is the path of suffering and the other the path of general unity: both of the elite and the masses.

The path of unity is possible only if we manage through the help of the upper force to convince most of the people in the world, that we need to realize the dead end all the other methods bring us to. The path of suffering can take on different forms, like Fascism or a world war, and at the same time, civil wars and general hatred. Moreover, the elite will spur the immigrants in Europe through the media channels or in other ways—they know how to do it—and thus incite them against the local populations. Thus, a couple of million immigrants will erase Europe. Then it will not be a problem to get rid of the immigrants. We are about to witness very interesting events.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/30/16

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New Life 520 – Me, God, And The Love Of Others

New Life 520 – Me, God, And The Love Of Others
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Your attitude to the world is egoistic and exploitative. If you change your attitude to love of others, you will resemble God.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us that everything we see around us is the reflection of our internal attributes.

A person who begins to feel as if everything that is external to him is himself, actually unites with God. God wants to teach you to love, through every incident, through every person who treats you badly. A wise student is a person who learns from the Creator how to treat everyone with love, just like He treats us.

To pray in the spiritual sense is to ask for the force of the Light to come and change me and improve me.

Anyone who treats you badly merely displays your negative attributes to you. The Creator treats you with the utmost love even now, but your attributes turn the picture into a bad one. The goal is to enable you to develop above the level of an angel or beast, to be a man, Adam, who is similar to God.
From KabTV’s “New Life 520 – Me, God, And The Love Of Others,” 2/12/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.21.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention,” Lesson 5

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Excerpts on 17th of Tammuz, Lesson 3

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