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The Jews’ Response To The Terrorist Attack In Nice

laitman_547_06Comment: If you look online, you can find quite a few responses from Israelis about the terrorist attack in Nice, such as, “Now you can feel what we feel,” or “Now you see what happens to us in Israel.” Generally speaking it is impossible to change Israeli Jews.

Answer: It is indeed impossible to change Israeli Jews but they are right in a way because it is very unpleasant to live in Israel, to fight, to suffer, to realize that you are being pressured on all sides, and to see the indifference and even the arrogance of your own people in France, America, and in other countries. If the Jews are sent to the gas chambers, everyone will be sent there, including the anti-Semitic Jews.

Everywhere they live they adopt attitudes that are radically opposite to Israel so they won’t be associated with the Jewish state.

Comment: It is surprising since, in fact, the safest place for them to be is Israel.

Answer: They don’t think so. They look at the map and for them Israel is a tiny piece of land. “Where could we find a place to live there? We will be torn to pieces there.” They estimate everything according to kilograms and kilometers.

Question: What kind of blows will hit the French people and the French Jews?!

Answer: We have already seen that blows don’t help. Even before entering the gas chambers they would still express their opinions because their egoism is spiritual and no corporeal afflictions will correct it. The only thing that can bring about a change is the influence of the Upper Light, by gradually teaching them the wisdom of Kabbalah by social circles, drawings, and articles.

Question: Will that help them more than afflictions?

Answer: Yes. The sufferings will increase their resistance and their oppositeness because their arrogance, boastfulness, and foolish pride puts them in a more rigid position.

I am not deluding myself that the terrorist acts will force them to wake up. What would a series of revolutions and terrorist attacks lead to? Nothing, they will not learn anything. Only the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah can change people. Let’s hope that we will succeed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/17/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 134

Laitman_198Question: I cannot understand what “faith above reason” is, can you please explain what it is in one sentence?

Answer: Faith above reason is feeling yourself not inside yourself but in the Creator, as you will be on the next level.

Question: Can you please give the simplest example of the interaction between the Creator and a person?

Answer: An example for that is a diode that transfers electric current in one direction only, on the part of the Creator, and it is passed back only if there is a resemblance, an equivalence of form to Him.

Question: Can you please list the forces that perform miracles?

Answer: There are no miracles, but there are laws of nature, which we don’t know yet, which seem to us as miracles.The force that creates everything is one, the Upper Light!

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The Origin Of Writing

Laitman_151In the News ( “Of course, originally people had no written language. Therefore, they tried to transmit information via various items. Historical examples are the substantive letters are wampum (Iroquois writing, whose elements were colored shells strung on a rope) and quipu (Peruvian writing in which messages were transmitted by means of the color and the number of nodules tied to a rope).

“Later, there was the so-called pictographic writing, in which information was transmitted through a variety of images (thumbnails). A figure indicated certain concepts. …

“Hieroglyphs, as we know, is preserved in the Oriental languages, up to the present day. It is characterized by the use of the same design elements in different characters. The main drawback of characters is that they have no connection with the spoken word, with pronunciation of words, but they convey their essence. …

“The revolution in the history of writing occurred with the emergence of syllabic writing. This category includes Sumerian, Old Persian and Akkadian cuneiform, Arabic and Phoenician letters, the Japanese system of Katakana and Hiragana … the Phoenician alphabet played a significant role in the history of mankind as it was the basis of the Greek language, which, in turn, came Latin , Cyrillic, and many other types of modern writing.”

My Comment: The Hebrew language developed through the attainment of the upper root in our world; therefore, its letters correspond to the vertical force of reception and to horizontal force of bestowal. The combination between them is the basis of the quadrangular letters of the Jewish alphabet. Each of the 22 letters is a symbol of a certain bestowal from the upper worlds upon our world. Many of the books of Kabbalah speak about this.

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A Bloody Brawl In Marseilles

laitman_546_03Question: During the UEFA Cup in Marseilles, a bloody brawl broke out. What is happening to humanity? What have we come to?

Answer: People must release inner tension, let off steam.

Question: They didn’t need that in the past?

Answer: In the past, egoism, which is the heart of our nature, was not so great, terrible, and wicked. In the present state nothing can be done, people need to relax themselves somehow, to get rid of the accumulation of strong tension.

Unfortunately, training in sports clubs doesn’t help. Instead people are just puffing themselves up for such violent acts like these. Even passive types of recreation like fishing and hunting don’t help, besides these are not mass events. In contrast, soccer is already another matter.

In ancient Greece, during sports competitions wars were suspended! Sport was somewhat similar to religion. It was impossible to bribe athletes, they had no substance abuse problems, and they were not tested because they didn’t have a desire to deceive anyone. They were respected because of their talents and achievements. Sports were noble. Today, sports are dirty. Each nation endeavors to win by any means; the main thing is to hoist its flag.

I believe that national affiliation should be removed from sports and the buying and selling of players to the highest bidder prohibited. What kind of a custom is this?! If I had a billion dollars, I could assemble a team that would become the world champions in soccer. Is this sport?! This is a struggle between nations for their name and prestige!

What kind of prestige is this if players from Africa represent Norway for instance?! The problem is that sports have become a political struggle. I don’t see anything in this except the growth of egoism, and one that you cannot be particularly proud of; it is unreasonable, not acceptable to humanity, not placed in the right framework, not giving any pleasure, nor producing a good result.

I would simply transform this into an amusing game, putting a thousand people on one side and a thousand people on the other side, a wall facing a wall, to come out into an open field without any clubs, to measure their strength under the supervision of the police, with cameras all around for a live broadcast, and let the whole world would see how people hit each other.

Question: So is it useless to be engaged in their re-education?

Answer: That would be their re-education. They would be letting off steam and that is all. After that everyone would be given a awarded a liter of beer and everyone would feel calm and relaxed. They would sit satisfied, each one with a black eye and a beer!

It also puts them on TV for the whole world to see, and everyone is happy to see—to what we have come to in the 21st century!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/19/16

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Desire Directed Toward Bestowal

laitman_569_01Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 5:33: You shall walk in all the way which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.

“The land which you will possess” is a desire (Ratzon from the word “Eretz” land, land of desire) directed toward bestowal and love for all the surrounding ones and through them toward the Creator.

As we have discussed more than once, the surrounding ones are nothing but my inner properties, which I perceive as outside, opposite to me. It turns out that only when I treat them with love, I relate to them in the same way as the Creator. At that time, I adhere with the Creator.
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New Life 737 – Free Yourself From The Cycle Of Suffering

New Life 737 – Free Yourself From The Cycle Of Suffering
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Suffering is the basis of life. It comes as a result of various shortcomings that constantly change and a person suffers without them. On the other hand, the foundation of creation is the Light in which nothing is missing.

The goal of human evolution is to come to the question, “What reason is there for living?” and the discovery of perfect and eternal fulfillment. After much running, a person gets tired of chasing transient fulfillments and awakens a desire to understand the source of life and the purpose of existence. Basically, all the suffering in his life comes to lead him toward the question: “What am I living for?”

People come to the wisdom of Kabbalah who are asking about the meaning of life, often suffering derived from loss. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us that our lives here in sum are quite brief within our eternal existence, and the understanding that we are constantly evolving toward the infinite gives a person a new perspective on life. The ultimate goal is to reach infinite and eternal fulfillment with Light, reaching this through realizing the general rule, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).

Love your neighbor as yourself is the operation that explains how to connect with each other into a single soul. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us that innate drives and environmental influences are managing us, and we have no choice.

If we want to gain control over our lives, we must build a unique society that will bring the Upper Light closer to us and connect us with, “And you shall love your friend as yourself,” filling us with supreme abundance and happiness. Within a special group like this, the suffering will disappear and the aspiration will be only how to rise higher toward the eternal.
From KabTV’s “New Life 737 – Free Yourself From The Cycle Of Suffering,” 6/23/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.28.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention,” Lesson 10

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Lesson on the Topic: “Days Between the Passage”

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