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Comment: Shimon Peres, a well-known public figure who did so much for Israel has passed away. He founded the Kibbutz where he worked as a shepherd and then as the Kibbutz secretary. Later he served as minister in many fields including absorption, defense, etc. Later he became president of Israel. Shimon Peres passed away at the age of 94.
Answer: Shimon Peres was one of the founding fathers of the State of Israel, a disciple of Ben Gurion, who followed him and gradually changed according to the times. He may be called a man of socialist ideas, dedicated and loyal to them to such a degree that he sometimes arrived at mistaken conclusions, but he stood on them. He founded the Israeli nuclear industry. He lost many times during his lifetime, but he often won as well. He turned out to be weak in negotiations and gave in on issues where he didn’t have to give in.
A true leader is a complex figure because we are not aware of the conditions under which a person operates, but it was evident that he wasn’t easy on himself. The death of Shimon Peres, who from the age of 18 to the age of 90 was continuously active in Israeli politics, is an end of an era.
His biography is amazing! Of course, there are those who respect him and those who don’t, but no politician or leader was indifferent to him. He undoubtedly left his mark, but it actually doesn’t exist anymore because he represented socialism, which has passed away back in the 1980’s. The leaders who followed him like Begin and Netanyahu represent capitalism, but since the beginning of the 21st century the era of capitalism is also dying out.
Question: So where is humanity headed then?
Answer: We are heading toward the natural evolution of nature that shows us a very simple way: we must all unite. This is the essence of true communism,where humanity has to reach the recognition that we are connected to each other. And here only the wisdom of Kabbalah can help us because it gives us the strength and understanding of what needs to be done in this state. Nature forces us to do so.
I don’t mean that we should return to the communism we knew in the past, which wasn’t true communism, but was characterized by slavery and terror. I am speaking about a society in which everyone will receive the basic necessities and all of the filling will arrive from the attainment of the upper level of life through the unity between people. This is another state, another dimension. This is what we have to explain to people.
Question: Do you believe that people will understand that?
Answer: There is no other choice. I believe that we will actually get help from overseas where they will begin to pressure us to such a degree that no high tech inventions or military innovations will help us. We will have to show the world spiritual high tech and what we can contribute to the whole world. Only then will they calm down.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/29/16
What does it mean that Moses writes on the tablets? In fact, the Upper Light, i.e., the Creator does it, but a person’s hand executes it.
A person who is in complete agreement and complete adhesion with the Creator must perform such an action when he writes the Torah on his heart or gives this opportunity to the Creator. This can be interpreted in different ways.
However, even we assume that a person does it himself, the Creator leads his hand.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/16/16
The Jerusalem Post:
“Institutionalized Anti-Semitism at UC Berkeley — Facts and Details”
“New Course at Berkeley University: How to Get Rid of Israel”
“We ignited the BDS; only we can put it out”
“Is Israel really detrimental to the world?“
The Huffington Post:
Answer: Is it worth looking for them at all? If aliens are more primitive than the earthlings, then what do we need them for? If they are more advanced, than why haven’t they found us yet? We are looking in the wrong place! Here, we won’t discover anything. We need to discover the force that developed us within ourselves and continue our development.
What will it give us if we would find a plant or an animal somewhere in the lifeless universe? Even if we found highly developed beings in some other form, how would that help us? Would we bring them to our scientists to study?
The way in which we must move forward is to continue the force of development that already exists within a person and develop ourselves with its help. Let’s explore and find out where it will lead us. Kabbalah says that this is not the way we are developing today.
The force that exists in us today is called a soul, and Kabbalists advise us to reveal it as soon as possible. So, let’s get to know our soul, and according to its laws, we’ll understand the direction in which we should develop.
We study DNA, decode the programs recorded there, and through them, understand how the body should develop. So, let’s study the soul the same way, get to know its spiritual DNA, its internal program, and from this, we’ll understand the direction we should develop. Then, we will come to our future form faster.
All of the aliens and all of the future we dream about are within us. There is nowhere to run.
Question: Then, why is there all of this vast universe around us?
Answer: The universe exists because the special ratio between inanimate matter, plants, animals, and humans must be observed. All of this inanimate mass of the universe must be equal to one vegetative cell. Therefore, everything we see in the universe, all of this infinite space, is equal to one unit of the force of plants.
Since the plant already has a force of life of a new creation, a force of internal development, it is of much higher quality than the inanimate stones. Therefore, the force of the plants that evolved on our Earth spawned within itself one animate cell, an animate essence.
This entire animate force spawned within itself one unit of the human level. Therefore, all of the people must join together, as the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us, to compress themselves, to connect, in order to give birth in a special form from all of us to one concept that will be our next degree. If we all connect so that we will gather in one whole as one man in one heart, then we will reach the next stage of our development.
It turns out that our development is in the shape of pyramid. There are countless tons of inanimate matter in the universe. Then, this matter concentrates inside the Earth where all of it turns into one plant. The plants develop, until they turn into one animal, and animals, once they develop, give birth to one human.
Now, a person needs to join all of this inside himself and reach unity. If we reach unity between us, inside it, we will reveal a form of one on a degree higher than ours.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/30/16
Question: What is the root of human fear?
Answer: Fear is the main egoistic property that comes from a desire for pleasure that is terrified of remaining empty; this is the basis of all fears.
Question: In our world, there are hundreds of kinds of fears. It appears in my egoism, which responds to any external influences. What is man afraid of, what does he fear?
Answer: A person is afraid of the defeat of his “self,” and of suffering.
Question: How does fear influence a person?
Answer: Fear influences the desire for pleasure and depresses him so much that it awakens a sensation of fear, anxiety, and thoughts like, “I will not be able to enjoy anything, but will just suffer all the time. I will only feel the emptiness, darkness.”
At the root of fear there is the lack of feeling the Creator, feeling the Light that would fill my desire, but for some reason still has not been fulfilled. My empty desire feels fear. This means that fear is a feeling that I lack the fulfillment I deserve.
Question: Is a Kabbalist who discovers the Creator not afraid of anything?
Answer: Of course! On the contrary, he is absolutely confident in all being completely filled.
Question: Is fear synonymous with a sensation of awe?
Answer: Awe is something different. It is a state in which I want to attract the characteristic of fear to myself, and summon it by myself in order to rise to the next level.
Question: How can one struggle with fear? Suppose that the Creator sends me all kinds of fears, what must I do? Take an antidepressant?
Answer: An antidepressant is suppression. When fear takes over a person, first and foremost, one needs to imagine that “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). There is an excellent article on this subject in the book Shamati ,#138, “About Fear that Sometimes Comes Upon a Person.” In the article, it is written that a person should imagine that there are no forces of Tuma’a (impurity) in our world and he must only demand that the Creator reveal this to him.
Question: Will this not lead him to inaction?
Answer: This is the action. We have no need for any other actions other than the action of discovering the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/1/16
In the News (Business Insider): “In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there’s a 20%-50% chance that we’re living in the matrix — meaning that the world we experience as ‘real’ is actually just a simulation. …
“‘Many scientists, philosophers, and business leaders believe that there is a 20-50% probability that humans are already living in a computer-simulated virtual world.’”
My Comment: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, we exist in a closed system called Adam within which operates a force of full mutual connection between all its parts. The force that connects all the parts of the system is called the Creator. All the parts of the system are totally dependent on each other.
To raise the system from the level of creature (unconscious existence) to the level of the Creator (free and conscious existence), the force called the Creator, which activates and determines all the states of the system, is concealed from us.
As a result of the concealment of the force that fills the system, its parts feel themselves as free and are in relatively chaotic free movement. But this freedom is imaginary. Actually, the force that manages the entire system is concealed only from the parts themselves. The task and the goal of the development of the parts of the system is to attain full freedom of action and to resemble the single controlling force, the Creator. The current state of the system is ready and pushes its parts toward discovering this state. The system itself is arranging a “crisis,” a word that in Greek means birth—the birth of a new state.
In the News (Project Syndicate): “Nowhere is freshwater scarcer than in the Arab world. The region is home to most of the world’s poorest states or territories in terms of water resources, including Bahrain, Djibouti, Gaza, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. This shortage – exacerbated by exploding populations, depletion and degradation of natural ecosystems, and popular discontent – is casting a shadow over these countries’ future.
“There is no shortage of challenges facing the Arab world. Given that many Arab states are modern constructs invented by departing colonial powers, and therefore lack cohesive historical identities, their state structures often lack strong foundations. Add to that external and internal pressures – including from surging Islamism, civil wars, and mass migration from conflict zones – and the future of several Arab countries appears uncertain.
“What few seem to recognize is how water scarcity contributes to this cycle of violence. One key trigger of the Arab Spring uprisings – rising food prices – was directly connected to the region’s worsening water crisis. Water also fuels tensions between countries. Saudi Arabia and Jordan, for example, are engaged in a silent race to pump the al-Disi aquifer, which they share.
“Water can even be wielded as a weapon. In Syria, the Islamic State has seized control of the upstream basins of the two main rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The fact that nearly half of all Arabs depend on freshwater inflows from non-Arab countries, including Turkey and the upstream states on the Nile River, may serve to exacerbate water insecurity further.
“Sky-high fertility rates are another source of stress. According to a United Nations report, average annual water availability in the Arab world could fall to 460 cubic meters per capita – less than half the water-poverty threshold of 1,000 cubic meters. In this scenario, water extraction will become even more unsustainable than it already is, with already-limited stores depleted faster than ever – a situation that could fuel further turmoil. …
“In short, the Arab world is increasingly trapped in a vicious cycle. Environmental, demographic, and economic pressures aggravate water scarcity, and the resulting unemployment and insecurity fuels social unrest, political turmoil, and extremism. Governments respond with increased subsidies on water and other resources, deepening the environmental challenges that exacerbate scarcity and lead to unrest. …
“But, in order to break the cycle of violence and insecurity, all countries will ultimately have to step up to improve water management and protect ecosystems. Otherwise, their water woes – along with internal unrest – will only worsen.”
My Comment: The overall degradation of the region can only be stopped by the spread of the good forces of the Surrounding Light (Ohr Makif) as a result of the Israeli’s efforts to unite above egoism. Then in the countries around Israel, a new level of thinking and a new approach to a solution to all problems will be revealed.
New Life 771 – Selichot (Forgiveness) Between A Person And His Friend
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Human nature is egoistic, its inclination is evil, so from the start he causes evil to others. The question is only whether he acknowledges this, does he feel that his nature is evil, and does he regret it? Even if a person recognizes that he is exploiting others and wants to correct that, the question can be asked, what motivates him? When a person exploits someone, he becomes disconnected from the system because being part of the system means that he is concerned about the welfare of the system.
The sin is not about identifying the evil that we can identify, and therefore we didn’t relate well with others. The main thing is to examine yourself and understand what new attitude you must strive for regarding everything outside of you. The result of this examination is a true correction in which one’s mouth and heart are equal. When a person identifies the evil, he abstains from it and develops a good relationship with others.
This is already “repentance.” After a process of internal correction, you need to provide others with a good example. If there is no proper response from the other side, sometimes you must close yourself off and wait. To contend with the trampling of your dignity, you must build a higher dignity for yourself. Dignify the system. Dignify building yourself as a person who is corrected.
From KabTV’s “New Life 771 – Selichot (Forgiveness) Between A Person And His Friend,” 9/20/16
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Preparation for the Lesson
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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 33
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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Articles for Yom HaKippurim“
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 200
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 31
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