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My Thoughts On Twitter, 3/13/17

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World’s left- and right-wing want to eradicate each other, but the only solution is unifying in the middle line via the method of Kabbalah.

Existence of Jews for 3,500 years, assembled from Babylonian nations, proves Kabbalah can unite all of the world’s nations into one people!

EU can achieve integration by turning Euro nations into one people. Abraham did it 3,500 years ago with Kabbalah. And they’re still around!

Incredible and shocking: if the political right in the US considers the left WRONG, mistaken, the left considers the right BAD, inferior.

It becomes increasingly clear that Kabbalah is precisely “Avodat Hashem“—man’s spiritual work to reveal the Creator in this life.

EU leadership must understand: you cannot save the EU without teaching Europeans unity. And Kabbalah is the only method of unity.

Why are left-wing Jews hated in left-wing colleges as if they’re right-wing? Anti-Semitism doesn’t care about politics, it hates ALL Jews!

American Jews! Take note, as soon as you split into camps around Trump and started hating each other, Anti-Semitism erupted all around.

First consequences of growing Anti-Semitism: European and US Jews are losing their pridefulness, becoming less arrogant and more humane…

The EGO is society’s sickness, always growing and forcing separation of parents, children, nations. Kabbalah & Purim explain how to unite.

UN: Hunger in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan (20 mln people), worst since UN’s founding in 1945. Is the UN justifying its founding?

Purim story: a group called Jews arose from 70 nations of Babylon. But if they start separating, Haman (Anti-Semitism) comes to unite them.

Purim shows us how disunity among Jews begets anti-Semites, and how unifying saves them. The only method of unity is Kabbalah!

The Story Of Purim Can Help Us Navigate Today’s Political Reality @HuffPostUK

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From Twitter, 3/13/17

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Trump—CNN Ban

laitman_220In the News (The Washington Post): “The White House blocked a number of news organizations from attending an informal briefing Friday, a rare and surprising move that came amid President Trump’s escalating war against the media.

“White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a ‘gaggle,’ a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets. …

“The unusual ban came the same day that Trump, appearing at an annual gathering of conservatives, launched another round of complaints about the news media. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump called reporters ‘dishonest’ and ‘fake’ and denounced the use of anonymous sources in reports about his administration. …

“‘It’s not acceptable,’ CNN anchor Jake Tapper said on his afternoon program. ‘In fact, it’s petulant … This White House doesn’t seem to value a free press. There’s a word for this. The word is “un-American.” ’”

Comment: According to the White House, a ban on CNN has been declared. President Trump does not intend to give any interviews to this network. On his Twitter page, he called the network a terrible network that publishes fake news. He also refers to The New York Times and The Washington Post in the same manner, saying that he believes they cover his actions unfairly.

My Comment: Of course. We all know that this has been going on for many years. These newspapers are biased and cannot claim to be the least bit objective.

All these media channels are owned by Jews and so all these newspapers are extremely liberal and democratic. The newspaper owners have forgotten that unlimited democracy leads to Nazism.

This is what will happen if Trump doesn’t limit them. If he does, they will have to be very grateful to him because it will actually be thanks to him that they will be able to exist in some kind of framework, otherwise they will arrive very soon to Nazism.

Question: Can media channels today be humane?

Answer: Certainly not. We are all bought and are subordinate to certain forms of behavior controlled by the elite, so all the information is written and rewritten in advance; there is nothing new or objective about it. Today there cannot be objective media in our world, not even news about science and sports.

Our world is managed by selfishness, so it is only natural that the immense influence on people, which the media enables, cannot remain outside of human egoism.

You have one ego, I have another ego, and someone else has a third. Each of us has his own newspapers, television channels, and Internet sites,  and we are fighting among ourselves or bring to party members or presidents, etc. to power.

This is all very natural. The media takes a very active part in this, but today they are revealing their absolute lack of objectivity. In principle, this was known before, but people still consume the information they publish.

Personally, I refer only unquestionable data, like something happened somewhere. Here too there is a question: whether it happened or not, as a fact, that is, the bare information, if it can be gleaned from somewhere.

But analysts are tied to reality, but only to the intentions of those who pay.

Question: What do you think about our mass media? After all, both you and I comment on the news and answer questions.

Answer: The media is totally dependent and biased. How can the media be objective? What in this world can be objective if the one who produces everything is a person, and his ego dictates to him what to do, whether consciously or subconsciously.

Question: Are you and I the same?

Answer: Of course! But we are aware why we are doing this, and we are trying to act only for the sake of a higher goal—to bring humanity closer to unity and to attain in this unity the upper level of its existence.

This is a huge difference. We are interested in achieving a goal and I seize every opportunity to pass to the masses this idea, this ideology and goal.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/1/17

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An Eternal Soul

laitman_938_03Question: Is the soul something permanent?

Answer: The soul is what we exist in permanently, even now, but we don’t feel it in our current state. We have to come together and unite in order to reveal the soul, to start feeling it, and to live in it.

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Question: What is the difference between the soul and the Creator?

Answer: The Creator is what fills the soul, the Upper Light, and we are particles of the soul.

Question: Is there a particle of the Light in us?

Answer: Now practically not, except for a tiny spark called Kista Dechauta, which enables us to live an animal, corporeal life.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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Don’t Be Afraid To Make A Mistake

laitman_628_2Torah, Deuteronomy, 18:21 – 18:22: Now if you say to yourself, “How will we know the word that the Lord did not speak?” If the prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, and the thing does not occur and does not come about, that is the thing the Lord did not speak. The prophet has spoken it wantonly; you shall not be afraid of him.

If you obey the prophet and he says something false, don’t be afraid to make a mistake, because everything you take from him, as if coming from the Creator, although the Creator didn’t say that, won’t harm you at all and won’t be recorded on your account.

There will be a separate scrutiny with the prophet. We also must not forget that all this happens in one person.

Question: Does it mean that the fact that a person follows a false prophet it is not considered a sin?

Answer: Suppose the prophet is wrong because he has lost a certain connection with the Creator. Perhaps this is done by the Creator deliberately in order to place the people in a particular situation and teach them something.

In other words, all the qualities of a person hear and feel the mind that says that for the sake of the Creator, a person should do so and so. If later it turns out that it was wrong, then the person is not at fault because this was a direction from above.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/5/16

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The Spiritual Roots Of Nations And Peoples

laitman_749_02Question: What are the spiritual roots of nations and peoples?

Answer: A spiritual person is composed of seven Sefirot: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut. The seven Sefirot are each composed of ten sub-Sefirot, making a total of seventy spiritual roots of people in this world, which are called the seventy nations of the world. The group of people who detached from the seventy nations, rising above themselves to the Creator are called Yashar-El (Isra-El) – straight to the Creator.

But in principle, that group is not a people but a group composed of different tribes that broke away from the seventy peoples who lived in Babylon. All seventy nations scattered throughout the world, and today, it is not even possible to say to which of the ancient Babylonian tribes the modern peoples belong. Not one of these people who lived in Babylon have remained in their pure form. All of them became mixed together. The enormous egoism that awakened in them scattered them in different directions. Each of these people were drawn to a place that corresponds to their souls. Later, they began to mix together and the people migrated.

In The Book of Zohar, it is written that if we correctly compare the land of Israel geographically with its spiritual root, it precisely matches the five parts of a spiritual Partzuf. Hermon is Keter, the Galilee is Hochma, the Jordan that connects Jerusalem with the Sea of Galilee is Bina, Jerusalem is Zeir Anpin, and the Dead Sea is Malchut.

This indicates the imprint on the geographic area in the nation of its higher roots.

Question: Can a person who visits these places feel something like the “Jerusalem Syndrome”?

Answer: Yes, particular people, when they move from one part of the country to another part, really feel sensations like these. They are either Kabbalists or people with high sensitivity.

Question: Is it possible to use this for spiritual advancement?

Answer: No. Our world is like an open map. If you have particular sensitivities in regard to it, you will feel where you are.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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New Life #814 – Revealing The Lie In Our Times

New Life #814 – Revealing The Lie In Our Times
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Why does it seem that we are surrounded by lies? What can we learn from that about human nature and why is this study essential on our way to the next level of our development?

Today we are revealing the truth that we are living in a lie. The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us that it stems from our egoistic nature.

We developed for thousands of years in egoism, and now the lie in it is emerging. This is very good progress. No one in this world is clean of the ego, so we are all liars. No one can see things objectively.

We will not be able to advance unless we realize that our goal is to reach love of others and that everyone should do whatever he can for the sake of the society.

The media and social networks are full of false information, and each loves his own lie. We need a general social education process through which we will get to know our nature and learn to upgrade it.

Soon all of humanity will discover that the connection between capital, power, and the press does not allow us to function at all.

The evolutionary process forces us to discover that human nature is egoistic and that we have to ascend above the egoism, above the lie.
From KabTV’s “New Life #814 – Revealing The Lie In Our Times” 1/19/17

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The Plan For Exiting Crisis, Part 2

Dr. Michael LaitmanSavages with a Nuclear Bomb in Hand

The global crisis shows that the evolution of humanity has reached the end of the path, and no one has a clear plan of further development.

If we continue to move in the same direction, we will make even more mistakes. This is why the program of exiting the crisis by way of the integral education offered by the wisdom of Kabbalah is becoming revealed.

In fact, it is a crisis of a human nature itself, not a particular social order, as it has happened before when more democracy, capitalism, liberalism, or socialism was needed.

Now it becomes apparent that all these social formations did not differ from each other because they all were founded on egoism. The only way out of the crisis is through the correction of egoism by means of integral education.

Question: But democratic regimes also taught people the values of liberalism and democracy, didn’t they?

Answer: It is true, but unfortunately it was nothing more than just pretty words with no real actions behind them. If democracy and liberalism are built on uncorrected and uneducated human egoism, everything becomes permissible. A person feels that he is free to do whatever he wants without bearing any responsibility for it.

In the modern sense, liberalism means that I am allowed to act as I please with no regard to anyone, neither a society, nor a family, nor a state, nor the world itself. On their own democracy and liberalism are marvelous qualities, but when they merge with human ego, they become destructive.

We see their consequences in the modern world that relied on supposedly democratic and socialist methods and ended up with complete permissiveness as a result.

Past thirty or forty years have broken all the previous social conventions and led to chaos. It’s impossible to find a country that has maintained order and that can be governed effectively. Obviously humanity cannot exist in such a way.

That is why this crisis is a consequence of liberalism and democracy running wild. They themselves are wonderful principles, but it is necessary to check what they clothe onto. If it is a human ego, they bring to the revelation of destruction.

Question: In the past, there have been many attempts to educate humans, which ended up being a complete failure. Isn’t it already clear that it’s impossible to change human nature?

Answer: It is true that in the past hundred years humanity has lost a hope to educate a human being. The world doesn’t know how to educate human beings and doesn’t see any positive results of education. Therefore, instead of education, we engage in the acquisition of knowledge, teaching people how to read and write and giving them professional skills so that they become good workers, engineers, and doctors.

But we do not think about how to educate a Human. We are only concerned about supplying a person with a profession to enable him to start a family, give birth to children, and raise them the way he was raised, without real education. We see problems that arise between parents and children, and a gap that exist between generations. Each generation falls lower and lower.

Humanity has to educate themselves, this is the only thing lacking. Everything else is abundant, both good and bad, with nuclear weapons on the one hand and the most powerful sources of energy and the high tech on the other. In a few years it will be possible to completely replace people in the workplace with robots. But if people have nothing to occupy themselves with, they will simply start killing each other.

A person is used to having to get up in the morning and go to work, to come back tired in the evening to watch TV, and then go to bed in order to get up again in the morning and go to work. This is considered a normal life. A beast feels in place when it has obligations and gets exhausted attending to them.

On the contrary, if a person is left to himself from morning till night without any obligations, he will never arrange his life properly. After all, our ego is at the basis of everything, so a person will end up doing every possible evil. Humanity will come out of boundaries of normal life in all directions, sink into all vices.

We see it on the example of American cities that have lost their industries, where people have not been working for a several years already. It’s dangerous to even enter these cities. Quality of life there is so low, you can buy a house for a few thousand dollars, because no one wants to live there.

It becomes clear from this why integral education is so essential. After all, without it, in just a few years we will turn into savages with a nuclear bomb in our hands.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/26/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document),” “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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The Purpose Of Our World

Laitman_708Question: Why do human souls need to develop in the corporeal world and not in the spiritual world? Why do we need the corporeal world and its desires?

Answer: Human souls develop in our temporary corporeal world.

It is temporary because a person lives in it for 70 years on average, and all of mankind from the moment the wisdom of Kabbalah was revealed until the complete end of correction lives for 6,000 years.

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The purpose of our world is that by living in it in the corporeal state, we will begin to build our upper body, the soul.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Rising Above Consciousness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion from Facebook: What does it mean to rise above your consciousness and which path leads to it? Basically, can we influence the scope of our consciousness by simply wanting to expand it?

Answer: Of course we can! What we have is animal consciousness. It serves our physical bodies, therefore it is on the animate degree. All of our thoughts are directed toward food, sex, family, and wealth. Some people also desire fame, knowledge, and power. That’s all a person has in this world.

What does our so-called higher consciousness come down to? What do we occupy ourselves with and what are we serving? We pursue such low goals! It’s not even worth it.

The wisdom of Kabbalah (“Kabbalah” from the Hebrew word “receiving”) talks about receiving higher consciousness, about expanding it in order to make oneself Human.  “Man” or “Adam” in Hebrew means similar to the Creator and this is what our consciousness should be aimed at: becoming similar to the Creator.

This is not easy, it’s difficult. However, when a person sets this goal, when he is in the proper environment, then everything can be achieved with relative ease. In any case we will continue to wander through life until we attain the goal. Such is the law of nature.

Let’s make it quick, easy, and simple and we’ll attain the most wonderful state!
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From Kab TV’s “News with Rav Laitman” 2/6/2017

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