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A Prayer For The Society

laitman_624_07The only correct prayer is a prayer for the society, meaning for the ten, while the state of a prayer for myself should be crossed out within my “I.”

A person who raises a prayer for his ten becomes its representative and is the first one to be awarded leading the merging with the Creator.

It is precisely the one who, through his ten, can appeal to the Creator that is called a creation, an individual, a human being. The rest of the nine people represent a matrix through which he appeals to the Creator.

The acceleration of spiritual advancement boils down to enlarging the society that can become closer to the prayer. It means that when you raise an appeal, you can take the biggest desires from this society and direct them toward fulfillment, toward the common merging. This can be accomplished through dissemination and education.
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From the Convention In Moscow, Day One 5/2/16, Lesson 3

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“The Wave Of Globalization: Slowdown Or Reversal?”

laitman_626In the News (VestiFinance): “The wave of globalization that has swept the world a few years ago, has now changed its direction. And this is very important. This is closely linked with the state of the world economy and the politics of Western countries.

“Globalization has reached the maximum level, and in some areas is declining. …

“Globalization no longer leads to the growth of the world economy. …

“The slowdown of globalization is partly due to the fact that many opportunities have if not disappeared completely, at least have drastically been reduced. …

“The growth of xenophobic attitudes and trade slowdown – are factors that are likely to lead to a decrease in foreign direct investment growth.

“Political measures support globalization less. In the US, this is particularly noticeable, as it is in the midst of the presidential election campaigns. …

“All of the important representatives of the Western world, it seems, no longer believe that trade growth will yield profit. …

“Globalization has slowed. Maybe the reverse process is starting? Many analysts believe that, yes, it is. …

“Globalization should not be a scapegoat, the culprit for all the troubles of our time, experts say.

“Nevertheless, at the moment, the processes of globalization stalled, while there is a chance that it will start the reverse processes in the global economy.

“A stimulation of globalization requires different internal and external measures, other than those that applied in the past.

“The future of globalization depends on the skilful and wise leadership.”

My Comment: Globalization requires a new basis of a united society above all the factors that divide it, a unified basis of nations and states. This is not a philosophy, but the requirement of nature, which means that the natural objective evolution of human society has brought us to acknowledge the need to become one unified society.

We cannot withdraw from here, because this is the law of nature and if we don’t keep it, it will lead to troubles and disasters.
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“Tribute To Europe”

laitman_426In the News (inosmi.ru): “Europe – this is not a monolith, but a conglomerate. Being European – means to take care of the fragments, of which we as a nation make a huge and amazing European mosaic. Many of these pieces have a national pan-European roots. That is why Europe must be united.

“It is well known to anyone who has a basic knowledge of geology, conglomerates do not break. Their components are held by a common binder. The binder of European civilization – a shared history, common values and similar institutions whose origins lie in antiquity, Christianity and the Enlightenment.”

My Comment: When we speak about unity in our world, we think that this will lead to the obliteration of individuality and to the disappearance of nations, people, races, religions, and other individual differences between us.

However, this opinion arises in us because we wish to solve the problem of unity on the same level as today’s disagreements.

Kabbalah offers a different solution: unity should take place above our egoism, without affecting our corporeal differences but only nullifying their egoistic use. As Baal HaSulam writes, we have no right to destroy the smallest distinctive features of each individual and of each nation, because this is what gives us strength and power in the fusion of differences.
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The Hebrew Letters Are Not Placebos

laitman_567_04Question: Which letters of the Hebrew alphabet work like a placebo and help a person psychologically?

Answer: The only thing that can help us is if we operate on our desire; if we tune our desire to connect with others in order to restore the one soul, the system of Adam.
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The Inevitability Of The Polarization In Society

laitman_552_03Question: On one hand, money has greatly contributed to the integration of mankind. On the other hand, the gap between the rich and the poor is growing. What can we do about it?

Answer: The gap between the rich and the poor will keep growing and there is nothing we can do about it.

We are nearing a point in which the polarization in society will reach its peak. Only then will people begin to change their attitude. This might involve terrible bloodshed, or if we want, in a rational way, by using the method of unity according to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Until then, the division in society and its disintegration will continue. I have been speaking about this for the last decade at least.

The lessons I gave and recorded 10-15 years ago that seemed totally unrealistic at the time are becoming relevant today.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/3/16

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How Does One Become Immune To External Influences?

laitman_600_04Question: The world is packed full of various events. Above your apartment they are renovating; swearing is heard below; on the left there is pandemonium and quarreling, on the right, drunkenness. On the street, in stores, in recreational and leisure areas, everywhere it is the same thing. How can one become filled with energy, with goodness, with kindness, with happiness, and with joy? How is it possible to be immune from external influences? How is it possible to live?!

Answer: This question is answered by wisdom of Kabbalah: we need to create a society, an atmosphere in which we can open our hearts a bit, feel others, and work together. There is no happier situation than people who come in contact and connect with their feelings and thoughts. If we reach a feeling that we have come to the “limit of our own ability,” we will be able to understand that we cannot get along without a society like this! So we find an environment like this in which we can realize our aspirations and longings.

The goal of this environment is to create friendships, love, mutual concession, feelings, and understandings of one another, meaning a connection that makes many people become one whole partnership. It is specifically this in which the wisdom of Kabbalah is involved because the Creator, the upper force, is discovered through interactions between people.

Question: How can the wisdom of Kabbalah help when negative feelings like anger, hatred and irritability appear in the mutual relationships between people? Is it possible to develop feelings like love and friendship?

Answer: A person must be trained to rise above all kinds of emotions; one must use them more effectively for one’s spiritual development. For this, there is a special method with whose help, a person can use every emotion that appears in him, whether negative or positive, to build a special system of mutual relationships between himself and the system that manages us. What is not articulated in the relationships between us will not be useful for anything, although they are, of course, important. But we cannot work with them; we cannot keep them locked inside.

We need to understand that everything that is created in us, in our world, and between us was created so that by handling this data correctly, a way out to the higher world, to the next level, to the realm of the management of our world, can be found. Our world is on a lower level and is managed by the higher level. The wisdom of Kabbalah is involved with a method through which we can discover the next level, its operating system, the way it manages us, and the manner in which we can influence it from below. And this is the main thing for us. As long as we haven’t found the way and haven’t begun to mutually cooperate correctly with the higher level, it will constantly pressure us, anger and arouse in us all kinds of negative feelings and drives; there is nothing that we can do with them. No other training methods and systems will help us because all of us are under the influence of the higher management and it manages and activates us only so that we will find contact with it.

The relationships between us are the only means for exiting to a higher level. And from there we can even correct our world. It is impossible to correct the world on our level! Humanity has been busy with this for thousands of years already without results.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16

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Words From The Heart

laitman_527_02Question: How can I learn to speak from my heart?

Answer: A person should not always speak from his heart. But he should say things that help his friends on the spiritual path.

There are neither truth nor lies in our lives. Everything is divided only in two parts: something that leads to the spiritual goal and something that does not. This is because the truth today will become a lie tomorrow and vice versa.

The goal of our existence is the connection and merging of all parts of creation. If something is directed toward this goal, it is truth; if not, it is a lie.
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From the Convention in Moscow, Day One, Lesson 2, 5/2/16

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New Life #766 – What Differentiates A Human From An Animal?

New Life #766 – What Differentiates A Human From An Animal?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The essential difference between an ape and a human is that a human has a drive toward development, to change himself and his environment. We have a special program in us that requires development. The question is why does it exist in us? The truth is that we don’t know what we are living for. This question requires a solution today.

Animals have language sufficient for them, whereas human language is richer because we must transmit information about our development. Human existence above that of a beast is expressed by his discovery of the origin of his life, its reason, its goal, and the purpose of his life, and nature obliges us to investigate where we come from and where we are going.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #766 – What Differentiates A Human From An Animal?” 9/6/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.29.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Rosh HaShanah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Naso

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 194 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 25 

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