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“Being Lazy Is A Sign Of High Intelligence”

laitman_564In the News (Independent): “New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts.

“Findings from a US-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought.

“And active people may be more physical as they need to stimulate their minds with external activities, either to escape their thoughts or because they get bored quickly.”

My Comment: It is only worthwhile to add that an inclination toward physical or mental activity is latent in a person according to his nature. Moreover, in every activity its uniqueness, its type, and so on are also latent. All of this is derived from the location of the soul of the person within the general system of souls—Adam.
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Europe At A Crossroads, Part 1

Laitman_409Question: The European crisis suggests that the era of the great European civilization is over and a new time has begun. How do you see the state of the future Europe and its place in the world?

Answer: I don’t see a genuine development toward freedom, equality, and all these beautiful slogans of the French Revolution in Europe. Of course, we can’t deny the contribution of European civilization to the development of the world. However, we must understand that all these achievements were purely material, within the framework of this world and based on human egoism.

Therefore, beautiful gilding on our egoism, the fashion for democracy and freedom, in fact has changed nothing in a person. Proof of this is how Hitler was able to turn civilized Europeans into savages in an instant.

If he acted smarter, instead of conquering countries, joined them to his idea, he would have turned all of Europe into his ally. Also, it was very easy for him to conquer Europe, almost without resistance. This shows that the image of the “enlightened European,” famous for its special high culture, compared to the rest of the world is only the external sign for which there is no internal content.

The cultural image and good manners didn’t prevent Germans from killing people and descending to the animal level. From this it is clear that people will remain forever barbarians in their egoism. The more they develop in it, the worse they will become, but they will learn to hide their egoistic intentions and be hypocrites, the way good politicians do.

If humanity doesn’t take from the people of Israel their internal idea, the wisdom of Kabbalah, about connection and unity above egoism, it won’t have any future. In the meantime, humanity has limited itself only to the outer side of this idea, perceived in a distorted form, and so it developed. Evolution, nevertheless, will push us to unity, but through suffering, and Europe will have to implement this path.

Since European egoism is very big and much more developed than in other countries and continents, Europe must first implement this method. And if it doesn’t implement it, it will suffer more than other parts of the Earth. I am not very optimistic about the future of Europe.

Kabbalah offers a method that allows to put into practice the beautiful ideals of the French Revolution that so far remain just slogans in Europe and don’t affect the inner essence of a person. Everybody dreams about unity, equality, and brotherhood; they used to talk about it in Russia and Europe, but were unable to implement it. Only the wisdom of Kabbalah offers this opportunity.

Therefore it is revealed now, to the extent that Europe immerses into despair because of its impotence and inability to realize their ideals. And this happens at a time when new, completely alien ideals of the dark times of medieval savagery come to Europe.

Therefore it is being revealed now as Europe embraces the despair of its impotence and inability to realize its ideals. And this, at a time when Europe comes to a new, completely alien ideals to the dark times of medieval savagery.

The wisdom of Kabbalah has the force to implement in practice the equality and freedom that Europeans are so proud of. After all, it knows how to attract the upper force of nature.

Question: Are we being called back to religion?

Answer: This method has nothing to do with religion. It is about the ability to use the force of unity that is hidden in nature. Kabbalah allows to reveal this force and to use it in order to unite.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/18/16

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The Roots Of Feminism

Laitman_201_05Question: What are the roots of feminism? Why has the Creator created such a phenomenon?

Answer: Feminism is a kind of hypertrophic development of the female desire that exists in all parts of nature  that emerges if the male does not correct this desire in time. The only thing we can say is that the male desire is responsible for all the wrong and unhealthy behaviors of females because it doesn’t respond in time to the growing female desire and does not correct it.

This means that women in our world are justified when they blame men for everything.

I am not speaking about modern families but about a normal healthy balanced family where when a woman demands something of a man it means that the man did something wrong and did not fulfill his role and so it is taken by the woman.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/24/16

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How Does One Reveal The Upper World?

laitman_528_02Question: Must we unite with other people to reveal the upper world? For example, suppose that I have psychological barriers, like fears that are based upon painful experiences that make it difficult for me to connect with other people and I can only come in contact with them through writing.

Answer: Union with others is necessary for discovering the upper world, but this can be only in a special group that is designed for this.

Question: How can a person fully connect with God, and what must he go through?

Answer: A specific group is required and it is realized only within the same group.
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New Life #458 – The Roots Of The Eternal Anti-Semitism Until The End Of Correction, Part 2

New Life #458 – The Roots Of The Eternal Anti-Semitism Until The End Of Correction, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Question: There are many legitimate claims against Israel today. Do you think that it is because of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, or political disagreements?

Answer: The reason is not political differences. People simply don’t want to be connected to Israel or the people of Israel. They cannot erase their identity and cease to be Jews, but they can at least make every effort to avoid being declared Zionists. They can deny Zionism, but they cannot escape their Jewish origin. Therefore, they try to shake off at least any connection to Zionism.

Comment: But they have specific complaints against Israel regarding their political stand and their policy regarding human rights.

Answer: Anti-Semites hide behind seemingly justified claims. An anti-Semite cannot admit that he hates me just because I am a Jew, so he finds a whole host of excuses that justify his hatred.

The most justified accusation that anti-Semites make is that the Jews are responsible for all the troubles in the world. This claim is justified and I agree! I am ready to agree with them because the Jews are indeed the reason for all the troubles in the world.

If the Jews fulfilled their role in the world, if they returned to mutual love and set an example for the world and all of humanity, if they fulfilled the plan of creation, they could become a positive force in the world. But now they are a negative force.

Question: What would happen to natural anti-Semitism if the Jews returned to love and bestowal?

Answer: If we returned to love and mutual bestowal and taught this to the whole world, we would become Light unto the nations of the world. Then anti-Semitism would disappear since the nations of the world would feel internally that the Jews are finally doing what they have to do.

The nations of the world do not know what the role of the Jews is, but they would see that the Jews have to teach them how to use the second force of nature, the force of altruistic love that corrects and calm the whole world and raises it to a different level, to the spiritual dimension, to the whole and eternal world.

Question: What would happen to the natural hatred in the heart of anti-Semites?

Answer: They wouldn’t feel any hatred. On the contrary, they would feel love and would thank the Jews for existing and for teaching them. The nations of the world want to learn from us.

Their complaints that the Jews are responsible for all their problems actually mean that they cannot do anything against the Jews. The Jews are only 0.2% of the world population, but see all the troubles they cause everyone. No one knows what to do with this nation.

It is scattered all over the world, but it is the cause of problems everywhere. No one in the world doesn’t worry about the Jews. They don’t talk about the Chinese or the South Americans, although there are billions of them. But a few million are always at the center of the global dispute.

This situation can change, however, by 180 degrees to the good side. After all, the peoples of the world will feel that we are teachers who teach them how to live well, and this is exactly what they expect of the Jews.

Listen to what they tell us and declare clearly: all the evil in the world stems from the Jews. This can actually be translated to different words “we are weak and the Jews are strong. Look at what they are doing to us. We are small and they are big because they can destroy the life of all the people in the world. They are merely 15 million and see what they are doing to the other seven billion people. Can it be? But this is exactly what is happening and we don’t know what to do with them!”

The nations of the world tell us that they are weak and that they depend on us. If we show them what we have, if we wish to convey it to them by setting an example, their attitude will change immediately.

If we wish to pass it on to them just like that, it will not work. They will think that we want to cheat them again. This is the reason that we first have to arrange a good life among us as a model for the other nations. This is called being Light unto the nations of the world. The nations of the world will want to learn this from us. We have to be a kingdom of priests, which means being the global ministry of education.

Comment: Unfortunately we are running out of time…

Answer: That’s very true! And this is the reason that we have to urgently decide what we are going to do!
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From KabTV’s “New Life #458 – The Roots Of The Eternal Anti-Semitism Until The End Of Correction, Part 55,” 11/25/14

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My Articles In The Media, August 1 – 25, 2016

In English

The Jerusalem Post

Why are there anti-Israel Jews?
A letter to a Sufi friend
We mourn the ruin of the Temple, but we extol its cause
We have to check the world into the nearest repair shop

Jewish Journal

Love Made In Israel

In German

The Huffington Post

Liebe Made in Israel
Wir müssen die Welt zur Werkstatt bringen
Aus der Enge ausbrechen

In Spanish

Unidos con Israel:

Tu B’Av: Amor fabricado en Israel
Lloramos por la destrucción del templo, pero alimentamos su causa
Hay que llevar a revisar este mundo al taller de reparación más cercano
Liberarnos de las calamidades

In French

The Times of Israel:

Nous avons grandi, mais sommes-nous devenus des adultes?
L’Amour à la manière d’Israël
Nous pleurons la destruction du Temple, mais nous en exaltons sa cause
Le monde a besoin d’être réparé

In Italian

Blogactiv:

Siamo cresciuti, ma siamo diventati adulti?
Cosa possono fare gli umani (che le altre creature non possono fare)
Uscire da una situazione critica

The Huffington Post:

Cosa possono fare gli umani (che le altre creature non possono fare)
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.19.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 323

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Excerpts on Rosh HaShanah

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 167

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 3

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