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Question: Did you feel that you were above your teacher? Was your teacher always happy with you?
Answer: I never had a feeling like this, but there were times when I was not happy with him. There was a time when he expressed his dissatisfaction with me, and I have felt this as a blow to this very day.
Question: Do you continue to listen to the recordings of the lessons of Rabash?
Answer: No, I methodically read his articles.
Question: Would you recommend that your students listen to recordings of Rabash’s lessons?
Answer: You will not get anything more by listening to the recordings. If a person is attracted to this and it arouses special feelings in him, then by all means he should do so.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/7/16
Surpassing The Teacher
What Does The Teacher’s Greatness Depend On?
Rabash’s Letter To Us
Question: What is the phase that follows unity and correction? Can you guide us toward it?
Answer: The moment a person attains unity, he is guided, as it is written,”the Torah will teach you.”
Question: Should a person hope that the friends will love him or is it enough to try to show them love?
Answer: He should try to do so himself!
Answers To Your Questions, Part 160
Answers To Your Questions, Part 159
Answers To Your Questions, Part 158
In the News (The Guardian): “In her first party address since announcing she would run for a fourth term as chancellor next year, Merkel focused on law-and-order issues guaranteed to fire up her party’s conservative base. …
“The year 2016 had made the world more uncertain and unstable, Merkel said: ‘When the world has been turned upside down, we have to first do everything to make sure that Europe doesn’t come weaker out of the current situation than it went into it.’”
My Comment: Certainly! The world is advancing toward absolute anarchy. Angela Merkel is an absolute neoliberal. They advocate that the world be united, that there be no borders, that everything be in common! Everyone without exception will be allowed to come to Europe. They believe that a human “salad” like this will ultimately bring about a correct and balanced situation; they believe that a free public market in society and the political national leadership will make a society that can adapt itself to any situation on its own.
Ultimately, it will become clear that this is not so because the ego is what adapts itself, and they don’t take that into account.
They don’t see this because each one prefers to think that he is managed by common sense and logic, meaning a balanced ego and not a limited ego.
Question: What would happen if they were to understand this?
Answer: They will not be able to understand this because they are very far from keeping balance between the two lines, the right and left, in the third, the middle.
This is the same as it was with Trotsky and his associates who believed that there is no way to curb human evil, selfishness, except with harsh repression. And then you can press the people to rehabilitate it. As the saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” And they really made a hell, killing forty million people. But they had good intentions.
Comment: This is contrary to the neoliberal approach; after all, they don’t seek to annihilate anyone. On the contrary, they say that there is much that is good in a person and we can be united.
My Response: They really think that way. But they proceed under the assumption that it will happen by itself. But in Europe, neoliberalism has died and is heading toward fascism. Ultimately, dictatorial, fascist regimes will rise to dominance throughout the world. Baal HaSulam, the Kabbalistic giant, spoke about this and emphasized that after capitalism we would be compelled to dip into fascism or immediately leap into socialism of the Kabbalistic kind.
Trump is a sign of this line. It is now necessary to convey this to everyone as clearly and distinctively as possible so that everyone will see this.
Comment: I have noticed that today, within every nation, a leader, a “Trump,” is suddenly discovered.
My Response: Indeed, Trump awakened everyone. He opened the door. Understandably, he is also like a puppet on a string and doesn’t understand what he is doing.
An interesting period can be expected for us now when Trump in the US together with the leaders of Europe and Russia will begin to create a common policy.
Question: Do you believe that additional “Trump” figures will pop up in Germany, France, and throughout the world?
Answer: I am convinced that there is no other way out, or war will break out, and this would be the end of humanity. So I think that Russia, Europe, the United States, and even India and China, must do everything possible to reach an agreement between them and create a new system, communism.
Question: Are you sure you are not mistaken?
Answer: I am not mistaken. One of the two will happen: either the Nazis or communism in the Kabbalistic sense will arise, when everything will change in a communal direction only, in the direction of connection between people, which will determine their movement forward.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/7/16
A New President, A New World, New Values
New America + Trump, Part 1
New Life 478 – The Right To Change Our Fate
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi
Question: The thing that impresses a person who hears about the wisdom of Kabbalah for the first time is that the wisdom of Kabbalah gives him a chance to change his fate. Each of us would like to get rid of his daily troubles and suffering, his financial, health, and family, and the problems in every aspect of our life. Is the wisdom of Kabbalah really that powerful that it allows a person control over his fate and enables him to change it?
Answer: I am glad that more and more people ask about how we can change our fate and whether this is really possible. It raises several questions. Is our life really in the hands of blind fate or is our fate predetermined and meant to lead us to a certain goal? Can we influence our fate? After all we feel that we are totally controlled by it.
There are people who can even foresee the future. I know several such people and I can confirm that they did actually foresee things that later came true. They had a premonition as to what would happen in the future.
This means that all the events have already been registered in a certain program above, which later descend like a computer program and begin to operate, and we are in it moving according to this program.
There is indeed fate, and today we are becoming increasingly more convinced that we are in its hands. In the past, we lived far from one another, one country to the next, one continent to the next, and so we felt we had no control over our lives.
Things are different today: humanity is strong enough and has enough knowledge, brains, ability, desire, and an inner need to control our lives, but we see that we cannot do so. It is a miracle: we do everything we can in order to manage our lives, but things only get worse.
It wasn’t so in the past, but today we realize we are absolutely helpless and unable to control our fate in any way. The question is whether we can influence our fate.
In every generation there are people who can foresee the future and who can say what will happen. Foreseeing fate is one thing, but changing it is a totally different issue. No one can do that. If someone promises you that, you should be very careful.
Question: It turns out that fate is like a finalized script of a play that we are going to act in. There are people who can foresee our destiny, but no one can actually change it. Does the wisdom of Kabbalah enable us to reveal our fate and most importantly to change it?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science that is first and foremost meant to reveal the plan of creation to us, which means the process we undergo. This process controls us and leads us to a certain goal from one generation to the next. It began even before the creation of our universe and it will bring us to the end of creation when this whole world will take on its new form, which is different from its current form.
The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us only about part of the general plan. The plan itself is much wider and includes other dimensions beyond time, motion, and space, but the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks only about what we need to do here while living in this world, as we call it, and how we can change our fate during this lifetime. It enables us to change our state at every given moment so that it will be for everyone’s sake: for our own sake and for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is a very practical science and is only meant for practical use.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah there is fate and everything that is registered has to be fulfilled, but we can change the way we undergo these states. Suppose I am a child whose parents sent to first grade and I have no choice but to go to school for ten years until I graduate.
However, it is up to me how I will spend those next ten years: whether nicely or in a terrible painful way, whether I will feel good or bad, whether I will be punished or receive commendations. This means changing our fate.
Question: It turns out that the script has already been written and according to it I have to be in school, but it is up to me how I will feel in this predetermined state.
Answer: It is up to me how the program will operate on me to the extent that I manage to learn it and how to use it.
From KabTV’s “New Life 478 – The Right To Change Our Fate,” 12/21/14
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