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Summarizing 2016: Terrorism

Laitman_408Question: These are just some of the cities that were victims of terrorism in the year 2016: Brussels, Istanbul, Orlando, Nice, Munich, Tel-Aviv, Berlin, and Zurich. There no longer remain places on the face of the Earth where you can feel completely safe.

The new faces of terrorism: trucks crashing into crowds, as happened in Nice and in Berlin, child-terrorists—12-year-old children blowing themselves up, not to mention the tragedy that is happening in Syria and Iraq. Where are we headed, a world of terrorism?

Answer: I would not call this terrorism but a third world war that is developing in this form. We imagine war as battles between armies, but today we try not to bring the situation to this point because this would signify the end of our planet.

So, war has taken on a new form: local military operations and terrorism. This is the way that humanity discharges excess tension and aggression. It used to be that nations would go to war against each other; today the world is becoming integral, everything has become so mixed together that it impossible to determine who is against whom with certainty.

Question: What awaits us in 2017?

Answer: I think that in 2017 humanity will unite more against terrorism: England, Germany, all of Europe as a whole, Russia, and the United States will find a common language between them for combatting terrorism. Terrorism will be the reason that will help them to unite.
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From a Talk About 2016 Results 12/25/16

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Spiritual Pleasure

laitman_624_04_0Question: In one of his letters, Baal HaSulam wrote that if people discovered the smallest spiritual pleasure, they would agree to cut off their own hands and feet seven times a day just so that they would be able to feel it. Why?

Answer: This is just a figurative expression. He means that the slightest spiritual pleasure cannot be compared to the greatest pleasure in this world because all earthly states are limited.Spiritual pleasure has no limit.

This is not quantitative pleasure that we have in our world. Spiritual delights come in an unlimited amount volume and so they cannot be measured by any methods, frameworks, or units of our world.

We can only feel them after several years of studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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Why Did The Creator Create People?

laitman_243_03Question: Why was it necessary to create this spiritual project, Adam HaRishon (the First Man)? Did the Creator have a desire to create something? Could He not have done this?

Answer: We cannot talk about what was before the beginning of creation or about what will be after its end. We are in a particular stage on the way between the beginning of creation, which began around 14 billion years ago, and its end. What remains for us is to exist here for only a short period to become corrected. We have only 223 years left.

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During this period, we must reach the end of correction, and with this everything will end.

We don’t know what happened before the beginning of creation because the concept of time didn’t exist. We also don’t know what will happen after the end of correction because there will be no concept of time. The concept of time exists only in the framework of this world, from start to finish. The end of correction is the end of the correction of the comprehensive egoism.

We don’t know why Adam HaRishon was created. It is said that the reason for the creation of the creature is to give him enjoyment and pleasure. But why does someone have to be created to give him enjoyment and pleasure? Logic dictates that it would be easier not to create; not to create and not to give pleasure. We don’t know the reason. We will find this out when we reach the final state when all our tools of perception will be fully corrected, when from our enormous egoism we fully create a single unified system called Adam. Then from this comprehensive and ideal system, which is fully in the image of the Creator, we will discover how He created everything in the beginning and why He created such an end.

Since 1995, the wisdom of Kabbalah was placed in our hands. So now we can hasten the process by giving our personal effort and we won’t have to wait another 223 years.

If we bring the entire system into balance, resembling and being equivalent to the Creator, everything will be finished. If we don’t invest effort, then we will continue to go in the way of suffering until the end of 6,000 years.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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Women Warriors

laitman_546_04In the News (The Wall Street Journal): As more Israeli women push to join combat units, the military is opening more roles to them, but the moves have met resistance among some former soldiers and the religious community. …

“’I think that in the end the woman’s role is to be a mother and to bring children into the world,’ retired Brig. Gen Avigdor Kahalani, a former Israeli tank commander, told Army Radio last month.”

Question:  Soon afterward Kahalani was accused of chauvinism and of wanting women to stay in the kitchen serving the home and the family. What is your opinion on this matter?

Answer: I believe that General Kahalani is right. We cannot go against nature. It is above us and we cannot change it.

A woman is a woman. She should be a homemaker, give birth, and do housework, not shoot. It is not for her. That’s the way it should be according to the Torah and the wisdom of Kabbalah. Therefore, I advise we stop this in time. We have enough manpower to recruit only men to the army.

Question: Don’t you fear that women will be offended?

Answer: Of course not. It all depends on their upbringing. I am not demeaning them; I am only saying that we are different.

I served in the army for four years and can say I don’t see any point in men and women serving together in military units and especially not in combat units. It is a great responsibility.

Men should fight, but this is not for women. Their business is the home, family, giving birth. I am speaking from the perspective of Kabbalah and nature. Women may come to their senses only in another 30-35 years, after having made many mistakes, but they will not succeed in going against nature. Not with anything, and all the more so in this matter.

We mar human nature, both men’s nature and women’s nature. We have to distinguish between the two, and only then will our society function properly.

We are special creatures, both men and women, and we have to protect the female nature.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/23/16

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Sounds Of Letters

laitman_627_2Question: Letters have a geometric and sound interpretation. What does the essence of the sounds indicate?

Answer: According to the five parts of the spiritual Kli, Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, we distinguish five groups of sounds: guttural, lingual, palatal (from the palate), from the cheeks, and lips. In this manner, it is possible not only to write the letters but also to express them.

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The same thing also exists regarding musical notes, the colors of the rainbow, and everything that exists, since all of them are rooted in the five parts of the spiritual Kli.

Everything in our world that people work with is included in this system, just like our five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/17/16

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New Life #805 – From The Greek Culture To The Culture Of Love

New Life #805 – From The Greek Culture To The Culture Of Love
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Nature’s press of evolution pushes us to develop. If we understand where it is pressing us to develop, we can save ourselves great pain.

Just as the vegetative level developed from the still level of nature, so can we advance to the next level today. So far we have developed according to Greek culture, but the new level of development requires the development of all new mind and feelings according to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to receive fulfillment not by fulfilling ourselves but by fulfilling others. Our progress stems from the fact that a person wants to know the secret of life and to understand why he lives. The force that develops a person’s perception is the upper force, which we have to learn how to draw unto us so that it will change us.

The future culture will be the culture of “love thy friend as thyself.” It is the most advanced culture. In this new life, a person will receive total, eternal, unlimited fulfillment and satisfaction. The upper force is the force of love and bestowal. It changes us until we are in an unending feeling of love.
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From KabTV”s “New Life #805 – From The Greek Culture To The Culture Of Love,” 12/22/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.04.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Education for Concession,” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic: “Education for Concession,” Part 2

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