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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/13/17


Our problem: the deterioration of social ties—the basis of society, economics, and politics. We weren’t brought up to connect.

Don’t blame Trump. We’re moving to a new stage of development. Hence the decline of social ties, family, society, economics, politics.

Henry Ford, “The International Jew”: “Society should demand that Jews fulfill the ancient prophecy: to bless all nations.”

Liberals, Republicans, and the Jews Between Them


Trump shows how the Internet can make traditional media and the UN obsolete. If we communicate, we can gradually solve our problems.

Kabbalah says the world must transition to a new paradigm. Trump can make for a smooth transition. Otherwise, crisis and war are ahead.

Tell Finland: Universal Basic Income will be successful only if recipients study and work with the method of human connection. #UBI

Now evident: The EU’s liberal governments can’t solve pressing national problems and only retain power by manipulating the media.

From Twitter, 2/13/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 7/24/16

laitman_628_4Question: Will there come a time when there won’t be any languages and people will understand each other through thoughts?

Answer: I hope that the time will come when people will be completely connected and can convey their feelings and thoughts without external communication.

Question: If this world doesn’t exist and only the spiritual world exists, does this mean that any perception or illusion that I have in the physical world is the result of a spiritual influence?

Answer: Certainly. In our world there is nothing else except what descends from the upper world, including all of our illusions.

Question: Dear teacher, you appear to be fine. Every time I see you it seems that you have become more and more youthful. Do you have the secret of youth?

Answer: Yes. If you don’t want to age, you must have students. From them strength, health, enthusiasm, and a thirst for life will be added to you and you will seem younger. Try it!
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16

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The End Of The Age Of The Ego

Laitman_115_05Opinion (Mikhail Khazin, Russian economist and political commentator): “In the past few days, there were two events that, at first glance, have no relation to each other. Moreover, they could not even be logically connected. However, symbolically, they are very close.

“The first event – the death of Fidel Castro, who personified a whole era. …

“The second event—a statement by the President of Germany Joachim Gauck that Germany needs to suspend the further integration of the EU. The fact is the idea of European integration, which in the 1980-90s was perceived as the capitalist idea equivalent of revolution, has gradually arrived at collapse. At first, she had promised everyone happiness and prosperity, which was spread all over the world, and by 2010 had reached its peak. Today it is not even a question of whether the EU would be expanded, but whether it will be able to continue as a single structure.

“And the other is the end of an era. The death of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez earlier symbolizes the exhausted potential of Latin American revolutionaries. The idea of liberal expansion is over. Practically, this means that the world will still be built on the confrontation of ideas—but it will have other ideas. And now it is important to understand what these ideas will be and how they will interact.”

My Comment: I don’t think that the world will be built on opposition as we are nearing a point in which the developing force that motivates us, egoism, has exhausted itself.

It is like when the fuel in a nuclear power plant burns up, the plant ceases to operate, and the fuel must be refilled, and so must we. This went on for thousands of years. But as of today, the whole ego has been burnt out and our nuclear power plant is gradually shutting down, quieting down: one block, then another block, and then a third block. One step at a time, glissando, the whole world is going to sleep, a standstill.

Question: What does the future hold for us?

Answer: In the future humanity will gradually grow sober and begin to ask: “What are we living for?” After all, a person has to be filled with the meaning of life! He shouldn’t just study history, geography, and literature, watch movies, etc.; he should find out why he is living.

This is a frightening question, which will increasingly manifest in humanity, will make them enter into depression, and force them to find the answer.

When humanity inevitably begins to suffer, cry out, and howl like a wolf at the moon in search of the meaning of life, then it will also begin to see clearly and reveal that there is great meaning in this vacuum! The whole vacuum is the whole meaning! This is the formula, the matrix in which we are living.

Then we will grasp it just as Adam HaRishon (the First Man) did and as the twenty generations of Kabbalists that followed him until Abraham did, and as the Kabbalists who followed Abraham did.

Eventually the circle will be closed and we will once again participate in this great venture, when people will once again start the search for the meaning of life, which they started back in ancient Babylon. In fact, to this day, this question has not been fully disclosed by humanity. In ancient Babylon a small group of people revealed it and it disappeared. Now we have to adopt their system of searching and gradually discover it on our level. This is what we are getting ready for.

We have to show humanity that is crying out: “what is the meaning of life?!” not only what the real meaning is, but also the method through which they can discover it.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/30/16

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Let’s Start Changing Ourselves!

Laitman_631_3Question: What is the spiritual root of resentment? I am very touchy. I cannot cope with the emotions from being constantly offended by my husband. How do I learn to forgive?

Answer: What is the connection to your husband? The Creator is playing with you like this! He is pulling your strings. No one else is around you! Through this entire theater that is being portrayed for you, you are being influenced by the Creator, the upper force.

Begin to respond to Him, not to those puppets that surround you. I am not belittling their importance in any way, but only am saying that this is the way reality should be perceived.

After all, who is this person? No one and nothing. This is just a small mechanism, like a clockwork toy.

But, to the same degree that one begins to awaken, to invite higher influence upon oneself, and it begins to work within him, then one is changed. One becomes an Adam (Man). Then, one no longer jumps like a clockwork bunny. Instead, one begins to operate and move forward independently.

Therefore, you must not be offended by your husband or be angry with yourself that you cannot avoid being offended, etc. Let’s change ourselves with the help of the upper force!

Imagine that someone achieves the level of the Creator and begins to feel everything that He is doing within him: why He created him like this and what he must do with himself. It gradually becomes clear: I must become like the Creator! Nothing more and nothing less.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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Spiritual Ecstasy

laitman_239Question from Facebook: An egoist has to be satisfied with altruism. An altruist is ready to give everything for an idea and an egoist is ready to take everything. For what?

Answer: So that they will support each other. A person in this world builds, invents, prepares, and makes everything in order to gain something, in order to receive, here and now. But what can a person do so that what he gains will remain forever and he will not feel a sense of loss? The moment a person attains something, he is afraid that it will disappear.

On the other hand, when we perform spiritual actions and attain something, there is no worry that these achievements will disappear. We know that the achievements do not disappear. If we perform a certain correction, it already exists in creation.  It gives us indescribable pleasure, spiritual ecstasy!

Everything a person does on the corporeal level always invokes worry of how to preserve it. On the spiritual level, on the contrary, it is perfectly clear that everything a person does immediately transcends to all the layers of creation and fills them. Therefore, such an attitude toward the world saves a person from all the problems which may depress him.

Question: Is spirituality the right combination between egoism and altruism or is it the suppression of altruism by egoism?

Answer: Spirituality is the right combination between all our attributes. It is the true implementation of egoism. We cannot express or implement this in our world in any way because we would like to receive everything. But we don’t receive anything, and even if we do receive, it eventually ends up as a greater loss and failure.

Therefore, the most important thing is to learn to implement our egoism correctly and then we will be happy. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to receive correctly.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/21/16

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New Life #320 – Happiness And Sadness

New Life #320 – Happiness and Sadness
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


What is the special state of happiness, how is the feeling of sadness shown in a person, how does this relate to one’s development, and is it possible to constantly feel happiness?

Happiness: the result from satisfaction from a certain passion I felt. The bigger the deficiency was, the bigger the happiness will be.

Conditions for happiness: 1) I lack something, 2) I attain that thing, and 3) the ability to express happiness in attaining it.

Anything makes a small child happy. In this way nature pushes him to develop. An adult always feel lack and sadness. If I look at the people I love, like my children, when something good happens to them, I’m happy. But usually I’m surrounded by people that I have no urge to indulge. “When they feel good, then I feel bad.”

The media bombs us with advertisements that aim at giving us the constant feeling of deficiency. Do you want to be happy? “Then buy this product, and also this one, and that one….”

On the street, we are surrounded by unhappy people, tense people. On the road everyone pressures you. It is like this everywhere… What do you do? We have already become used to not being happy. Today from an early age children are under pressure and tension.

Joy brings expansion and eruption; sadness leads to convergence and contraction

In the past, both culture and sports made people happy. Today, for example, football results are manipulated, life is plastic.

Happiness is the completion of the soul, the sages said referring to happiness from attaining the essence of life. Why are we commanded to be happy? Because if I’m not happy, then it’s a sign that I am not, at present, living correctly. Why is it important to please others? Because worrying about myself brings sadness and worrying about others brings happiness. People who direct their lives to attaining perfection, see everything that happens to them as a means for advancement.

Today there all kinds of methods of how to be happy, but they are like applying a band-aid instead of doing a root canal. The real solution is to find the source of life, where all the pressures come from, in order to bring me closer to discovery. Life is one big game in which we are required to solve the riddle of existence. This is the big goal.

Happiness for the ego: my ego requires me to be higher than others. Thus when others fail, I’m happy.

The solution for happiness is simple: develop feeling for others as if they were my relatives.

10% of people naturally feel others as close to them. The other 90% need to develop this attitude toward others. Today it is a must because our world is becoming increasingly connected, we are all dependent on each other. If we develop a concern for the welfare of others, it will immediately fill us. And when we are as one body, all of us will be healed.

Envying others destroys me, I am constantly feeling deficiency, I eat myself.

How have the Jewish people suffered so much yet preserved happiness? Survival and vision: “light unto the nations.” Today, the Israeli society needs to connect, reach happiness, and promote this to the world.Through the connection between us, we will discover the secret of life. This will bring us true happiness and complete joy.
From KabTV’s “New Life #320 – Happiness and Sadness ,” 3/18/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.13.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,”  “Concerning the Importance of Friends”

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “What Does the Rule ‘Love Thy Friend as Thyself,’ Give Us?”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 14 

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