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US future unless Jews correct it: egoistic social development-Liberalism- Anti-semitism -Nazism-destroying the Jews.
Ramak, 1559: By creating their own state, the Jews prompt the nations to destroy it. But they won’t, since this is their redemption.
The Zohar (Beresheet 119): “I will gather all nations in the war against Jerusalem,” to compel the Jews to teach peace to the world.
Vandalism in Jewish cemeteries will be followed by raids and then killings of the Jews, as in Nazi Germany. And the world will support it.
The economy by itself isn’t a goal, but a means to reach the purpose of creation: unity of mankind. Otherwise, it will destroy itself.
Law of nature: Anti-semitism is inevitable in any developed egoistic society, unless it’s corrected by the force of “love thy neighbor.”
Jews have the method to unite all nations – Kabbalah – which the world’s salvation depends on. This is what draws attention to Jews.
Declining profits, rising unemployment, uncertainty – led to Brexit & Trump’s election. The solution: educating society towards unity.
From Twitter, 2/28/17
Question: Who determines the goal of our development?
Answer: Nature pushes us toward reaching the goal. Kabbalah helps to reveal it, to advance us further so that we fulfill our task faster without nature thrusting us into this system by a stick.
From a Virtual Lesson 10/30/2016
Answer: Yes. There are places on Earth where the positive force operates more and assists a person’s development and other places where it doesn’t.
But, at the same time, I wish to emphasize that the most important thing is the unity between us. By connecting, we ascend by several orders of magnitude higher than the Earth, with all its impact upon us. If people wish to overcome their egoism for the sake of unity, they rise higher than all of nature, so it makes no difference how it affects them or where they are, even if they are in the most terrible place on earth.
It is said that the land of Israel totally destroys its inhabitants and that it is a blessed holy land?!… It is holy only for people who unite because when they do, they receive the life-giving force from it, and if they don’t, this land totally destroys them and throws them out.
I don’t advise you to indulge in different historical and geographical descriptions because if we unite, we will overcome all the problems and they will serve us and will not be against us.
Ignore the different mystic or extrasensory influences, because when people unite, they ascend to stronger levels of influence than any of the earthly influences.
If ten people begin to work between them on establishing a mutual connection, the next level of creation will be revealed between them. They will begin to discover that they are not just ordinary human beings, but they created a special spiritual center, a vessel, in which they will begin to feel the spiritual world, the force that appears between them, the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16
Answer: Sin is using the ego to harm others, but it is possible to explain the use of the ego in different ways. For example, I can cut down a tree that is still growing and according to the definition in our world, it is not a sin even though on the spiritual level it is a sin.
If a person in our world uses more than is necessary for his normal, respectable existence, all usage above this level is called a “sin.”
This is talking about regular physical existence on a normal material level. Every beast automatically strives for this. If you give a cake to a cow or champagne to a horse, they will not touch them and they will not lie down on a feather bed. They require only what is necessary for their bodies.
Even a person needs only what is required for his physical body and no more than this. Everything else should be directed toward spiritual attainment, going out to the spiritual world. This entire life is given to a person to discover the soul in order to attain the upper world, to exit to the upper world during his lifetime. A sin is when a person is not engaged with this.
Question: For a person involved with art, writing books, painting, music, accumulating money in the bank, earning interest, and so forth, is all of this sin?
Answer: No, but he is not carrying out his mission. All of the inclinations a person has for all the various arts and sciences are given to him only for spiritual expression, directing the world toward unity. Everything else only confuses him.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/9/16
Question: The Earth is often compared to a living creature and countries and continents to human organs. Russia, for example, is the head, the Earth’s brain, the US is the spine, etc. How true is this from a Kabbalistic perspective?
Answer: I haven’t seen similar Kabbalistic descriptions of spiritual geography, and I think all this is speculation.
There are seventy nations in the world that are included in one unique body called man and we have to reach the right combination and an internal connection.
In the spiritual world there are no separate US and Russia because it is not their spiritual roots. Countries are the temporary formation that exists now within a certain border and not too long ago had a different border. Who knows what the future will be.
We shouldn’t tie ourselves to the corporeal reality. It is useless.
Question: But the Ari mentions countries like Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon?
Answer: The Ari did indeed mention these countries in his writings because they have distinct spiritual roots. He only speaks of them as they go from Babylon all the way to the land of Israel, and that’s all.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16
Answer: They can’t be reconciled. The part that has currently received power and strength will create a new system and begin to govern. The second part that calls itself Democrats will have to comply with their governance.
We shouldn’t regret it. After all, what good has Obama done during his entire presidency? He arranged the Arab Spring and blew up the entire Middle East so that crowds of refugees flooded Europe.
Look what Obama did with Europe. Show me one place where he brought a benefit—there isn’t one. However, the huge lie that media channels were spreading about his activities led to the fact that he was re-elected for a second term. This only shows that the world is susceptible to any lie.
Now the situation will change slightly. It’s a miracle that Trump was able to come to power, and the opposition, the ultra-liberal force, demonstrated the impossibility of continuing in the old way.
Of course, Trump is still very far from the corrected society of genuine democracy and pluralism. It’s just the tendency toward correction of the people, society, and the world. The governments of Obama and Hillary Clinton intended to destroy the world and dominate through the destruction, but this will never work.
They also destroyed America, it has lost all of its industry. Even a small change in law could have produced dramatic improvements, but they acted in the opposite way and were pushing the country into the abyss.
We can say that the part of the population that voted for Trump managed to come round at the last moment and say, “Enough!” These are the people associated with the work, with the earth, and with religion and they understand how dangerous the current situation in the country is.
It is only called democracy and liberalism. Democracy means the power of people, but where was this power of people? Liberalism exists only as a philosophical concept, but in practice it translates into total anarchy where everyone does what he wants.
In the Torah, a system where everyone does as he pleases is defined as the most vicious. After all, this means that egoism unfolds without any restrictions.
We have come to this state in all fields of human activity, in food, sex, and family. It is impossible to leave egoism without any reigns.
Question: In Europe, the right-wing forces are meeting at the moment and they plan to follow Trump’s example. How do you see the future of Europe?
Answer: It would be good if these changes will happen in the middle line, otherwise Europe awaits a fascist regime. Baal HaSulam warned that further development can go either toward the correction of the world or towards fascism. And we see that his predictions are coming true.
So goes the recognition of evil; slowly people recognize the evil of human nature and the necessity to correct it somehow. At least they are coming closer to the truth. The correct direction becomes revealed a little.
So far no one talks about the correction of a person because there is no method that makes it possible to do this. Therefore, they only think of how to correct the system that controls egoistic people and not about correcting a person.
Yet, Kabbalah says that it is pointless to correct the system, only a person has to be corrected because he is the root of the entire evil. This is the whole difference.
Gradually, they will realize that it is impossible to build a good system. Who could create it? Trump is certainly better than Hillary Clinton and Obama and this is a step toward the correction of the world, but the correction can’t be realized through him.
Question: Presently a congress of the European right-wing forces is being held in Germany. All right-wing leaders were unanimous in their desire to return to the care and strengthening of their own countries.
Answer: This is understandable because the integration is over. It was wrong from the beginning. Twenty years ago it was clear that it was destined to fall apart. Therefore, it is time to finish with it before it collapses completely and to save what is still possible to save. The world was on the brink of an abyss, facing a new world war, but stopped at the last moment.
Although it is not clear how much of his program Trump will be able to implement. He will not be able to separate America from the world and return industry to it. Most importantly, it is an internal problem that split America into two parts. After all, the new generation is very spoiled and accustomed to live on welfare. It is necessary to undertake the education of a large number of people.
What kind of work can be given to people who have been unemployed for twenty years? They don’t know what work is. They have led a free lifestyle and have done nothing else. It is impossible to make them work. We have to start with education.
Trump should give Americans an integral education and make them an example for the entire world. Let’s hope that he will suddenly get this thought in his mind and the desire in his heart.
The world shows every day that it is more and more ripe for correction. It is obvious that the world needs change, but no one yet knows where to make them.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/11/17, Lesson on the Topic, “Mismah Arisa,” (Arosa Document)
New Life #408 – Corruption
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
In recent years, we have seen increased corruption in high level government officials. How is the development of the ego related to the growing corruption and what can correct it?
In the past there was no corruption, by definition, a king or ruler could do whatever he wanted. Suddenly concepts like equality, freedom, and justice emerged, a government by the people, the establishment of law and order. An ordinary person who breaks the law is punished, while the corrupt people in high positions do whatever they like! This is infuriating!
Corruption is not only with regard to money. It is any use of power, of the media, of the education system, and of the culture for one’s own purposes.
We have reached a dead end. The problem is that we don’t know how to reach a better state. Therefore, we need an educational process that includes all of society to gradually upgrade man’s egoistic nature. A corrected person who comes to power will act only by caring about the well being of others and not about himself. A person should be allowed to govern only according to the level of his correction.
From KabTV’s “New Life #408 – Corruption,” 6/17/14
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