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My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/3/17


Cynical #politicians draft popular social legislation for self-promotion, then bury it themselves when the bill comes up for a vote.

The new manifests as a phantom and cannot be fathomed–after all, it is an altruistic level of development…

The state of universal #uncertainty in the world is deliberate–to show us that we’re NOT in control! So let’s stop pretending…

The notion that a country dies if its #economy stagnates is wrong! What you need isn’t growth but proper (on a need basis) distribution!

The UK should postpone negotiations re debt over #Brexit–soon the EU will itself start crumbling, and the UK will pay less in fees.

Xenophobia to all diasporas is on the rise everywhere! Without educating the nations to love, as Kabbalah proposes, we will have war.

World’s precarious state causes isolationist politics (#Trump’s “America first”)–the world is more interconnected, but people don’t want it

Like all empires that preceded it, the EU will disintegrate. Only the leadership of #EU benefit from it.

When Jews lose their connection, hatred and #anti-Semitism increase (full clip )

#Abraham seeded love for all people (Noam Elimelech)

When there is love and unity among the people of Israel no calamity can happen to them. (Maor VaShemesh) #QuoteoftheDay


As the Jews unite, the hatred toward them declines. (Full video: )



Why won’t Anti-Semitism go away? (Full video: )


Exodus—How We Became a Nation, and How We Stopped Being One @haaretzcom


From Twitter, 4/3/17

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Dissolve Everything! Wipe Out All Debts!


In the News (New Direction): “Hans-Olaf Henkel MEP [member of the European Parliament] Vice President of New Direction – The Foundation for European Reform To The Honourable Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany and The Honourable Yanis Varoufakis, Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic:

“Due to the significance of the challenges facing the Greek government, I have resolved to address you personally. The Greek government is absolutely right in arguing both that austerity has had disastrous effects on Greece, and that debt write-off is necessary. The scale of damage to the social fabric of Greek society wrought by austerity has been vastly underreported in the Western media. As someone with a deep affinity for the cultural heritage of Greece, I find the state of economic misery in Athens – which I consider a humanitarian crisis – truly heart-breaking. …

“The membership in the European Monetary Union has turned out to be a trap for Greece.  The euro has been too strong a currency for Greece and austerity was never the right answer. The only way for Greece to return to the road of recovery is leaving the euro. The desperately needed devaluation would follow, which would need to be coupled with a debt write-off, so that the Greek economy could have a new start. Thus, the economic conditions for necessary reforms would finally emerge.

“In consequence, I would like to propose that Greece should be offered a write-off to its debts to Germany, if the Greek government decides that it is time to break the vicious cycle created by the European Monetary Union, and leave the euro. Greek society has suffered unimaginably, and does not deserve to endure any pain more for the sake of a failed monetary union.”

Answer: He is right that it will be better for them. The right tendency is beginning: all dissolving and wiping out all the debts. The problem is that many nations in the Eurozone have suffered greatly. In Latvia, the entire meat and dairy industry were destroyed by the ban on producing these products. In Portugal, the fishing industry was destroyed through a ban on fishing! This is in a nation that had been involved with only this for its entire existence.

As a result, these nations are in debt to the European community. If they are cut off from the common market now and are told, “That’s it, you are free! Starting tomorrow you will live the way you want!” What will they have to live on?

This applies to the small countries in the eurozone. And the remaining nations of the Eurozone, even if they don’t suffer economically, they will be very strongly harmed politically, socially, and internally.

A fundamental law is operating here. They must disperse to engage in the education of the peoples, and only then to unite together to the degree of their upbringing, which will give them an understanding of how to work among themselves in a common Europe, in a common house. This is the goal of the education.  

Question: So you are convinced that they will separate?

Answer: Yes, but I would want to be sure that this will not lead to war. There is a problem here because Trump doesn’t want to allocate money to strengthen NATO, but in order to keep the whole of Europe together, a common military organization is needed. But the United States doesn’t want to support it.

So, they need to think carefully about how to part. I would have spelled out the strategy of parting differently: start to separate a little from each other with certain obligations, but at the same time, start to create a system of education together. It is necessary to educate Europeans in the same spirit, in a single understanding what to do. And then come to unification.

Europe must begin to be involved with something very simple. It needs to pluck out all the immigrants who experienced difficult conditions in their own countries as a result of the “American spring” made by Obama. It is necessary to arrange conditions for them in their nations and not destroy them. After all, for example, everything is completely destroyed in Syria.

It will be necessary to consolidate a “Marshall Plan” for these nations. And this must be done by the United States and Europe. Only in a this way will they eliminate emigration and create the right relationships between peoples. There is no other way.

It is necessary to make a person into an Adam (Man). Otherwise, just as he was born as a wild animal, he will remain that way for his entire life.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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A Drop Of Spiritual Pleasure

laitman_239Question: Baal HaSulam writes that if people were to discover a little spiritual pleasure, they would agree to cut off their hands and feet seven times a day just to feel it. How is this to be understood?

Answer: It is said that all the experiences of this world cannot be compared to one drop of spiritual pleasure.

If a person were to gather together all the pleasures, all the best moments that he experienced throughout the 80 to 100 years of his life, they would not even be equal in value to one moment of the spiritual world, because a drop of pleasure of the upper world is many times more powerful than all the possible fulfillments in this world.

The period of preparation for approaching the first level is very long because we cannot perceive such wealth, abundance and pleasure all at once. We don’t have the vessels for it. That is the whole problem.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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Two Ways Toward The Same Goal

laitman_546_02Question from Facebook: I thought that you would know the future from the height of the spiritual worlds because, time doesn’t exist for the upper Light and everything is determined from the start. If so, how is what you say, “It could be, otherwise it will be bad”, and so forth, to be interpreted?

Answer: Even though the future seems absolutely precise, the wisdom of Kabbalah explains that it is possible to reach it in two different ways. One of the ways is the long way of suffering, of searching, blows, and world wars. The second way is rapid, easy, pleasant, and airy. We are found between them now, and it is up to us to choose one of them. Ultimately, the result will be identical.

But either we accept our future in a nice and rapid way, or unfortunately, the opposite. I say, “Otherwise it will be bad” because along with a good possibility, a bad possibility also exists. This is our freedom of choice. The choice is not about the final goal, but how we will achieve it.
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Twelve Tribes In One Nation, Part 5

Twelve Tribes In One NationQuestion: Why does every tribe of the people of Israel have its own flag and symbol? What is the essence of this difference?

Answer: The tribes of the people of Israel differ like organs in the body: kidneys, liver, lungs, and others, doing different work. At the same time, each tribe is harmoniously connected with all others, thus the body is healthy and able to function.

The people of Israel are like a puzzle from twelve pieces, twelve tribes. Therefore, it is impossible to change the pieces of the puzzle and cut their edges. Each one should stay the way it is and only then can they assemble into a complete puzzle. Otherwise the picture won’t be perfect.

Question: How can we find out the place of each piece in the puzzle?

Answer: We don’t know this; we can only ask for help from above. We walk through the desert and see nothing. Our task is to do everything in our power for the upper Light to come and connect us.

We try to get closer to each other according to all the laws of connection known to us. It is called “half a shekel” that a person invests. The second “half a shekel,” the force of connection, comes from above.

We ourselves don’t have any force of connection, we only have a desire. If we manage to connect in order to create a complete desire to unite between us, then the force of connection will be revealed and will unite us. This upper force will give us reason, feeling, understanding, education, and a sense of where the correct connection should be. We undergo the complete process of spiritual education.

Question: Was there ever a physical division into tribes that lived within certain boundaries?

Answer: This division existed from the beginning because Jacob had twelve sons and they lived this way in Egypt. The division between them existed all the time, the same way as between the twelve tribes.

There is always a division between tribes. Even today there are many differences between the tribes of Bedouins living in Israel, right up to enmity. They don’t really unite with each other, and this division comes from nature. The same can be said about the Indians in America. Only in cases of emergency do their leaders agree on alliances.

It is a natural desire to stay within your tribe that comes from nature. In the European royal families, marriages of cousins were accepted, and also among the European Jews such marriages were very common.

So, the people of Israel consist of twelve tribes and it is necessary to maintain separation between them and, at the same time, to create a general connection that unites everybody into the one nation.

Question: What do we separate and what do we unite?

Answer: We must take care that all our qualitative differences remain. For example, one is a good musician, the second is a good artist, the third is a writer, the fourth is a director, and everyone must preserve his uniqueness. Yet, at the same time, everyone has to connect with the rest and serve everyone. Our connection is through mutual service to each other.
From KabTV’s “New Life” 12/1/16

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Is It Possible To Advance Without Suffering?

laitman_627_2Question: For many, the Creator looks cruel. Was there no other way besides the path of suffering? All people on the face of the Earth suffer even though they are not to blame, and recognizing this is additional suffering.

Answer: You can blame the Creator, but it will not help us. He has no other choice.

If we study His actions, beginning from the first operation in the world of Ein Sof to our world, we discover that the upper Light is absolute bestowal, absolute love, absolute feeling beyond Himself. Nothing exists within Him in relation to Himself, only the desire to create a creation in order to give it pleasure and fill it with absolute, eternal, and complete Light.

Proceeding from the fact that the Creator Himself is eternal and perfect, He wants to grant the same eternal and complete pleasure to the creature. We learn this from the five phases of extension of the Ohr Yashar (Direct Light), the action of the Tzimtzum (restriction), the creation of a Masach (screen), and then the attraction of the extension of the Light.

The Creator cannot behave otherwise! This is not a desire or whim of the Creator, but one positive and eternal force that wants to give birth to a state equivalent to Him.

The creature must undergo changes in form to become equipped with all the negative and positive characteristics on the way, and only after that does he go back and become equal to the Creator.

But we don’t need to experience all the negative characteristics to the degree that we will transform to positive and equal to the Creator. This happens only on the level of our world.

Question: Was it possible to simply create emotional sensations and concerns without physical suffering?

Answer: Here we are speaking about pure physics.

There is a quality of bestowal, emanation, the positive force, that wants to create a force similar to it. It would be impossible to create an identical additional force because then it would be the same thing. It is possible to create only a double force within which there is opposition and outside there is similarity.

This happens in a creature with the help of which he attains absolute resemblance and equivalence to the Creator. But it is up to him to move through two states: negative development from above to below, and then, positive development from below to above.

Question: Does this mean that a Kabbalist completely justifies all that is happening with him and with the whole world? No doubts appear in him?

Answer: Doubts and complaints appear in a Kabbalist all the time, but in every case he tries to justify them. This is our advancement.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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When We Wake Up

laitman_939_02Question: In our world, we raise children, work, study, and play. And what does the soul do?

Answer: All the actions in our world we experience only in our consciousness. Therefore, it is written that when we return to the upper world we understand that everything we went through in this world was like a dream.

Question: What we will do when we wake up?

Answer: To wake up means to obtain real consciousness. Then we will be engaged in the creation of the soul, which means uniting in order to attain the true universe, true world, true eternal, and perfect state in our unity, as in a single organism called Adam. In other words, we will begin to create a real state above our sleep.

Question: What is the real state? What do people do there?

Answer: Not people, but souls, meaning desires that are corrected for mutual bestowal to each other. These desires begin to feel the unified upper force, the Creator, that exists in them, because they become one single desire by rising above their egoistic inclinations “to grab everything for themselves” to the intention “to give everything to others” and thus to be mutually connected.

By being included in the Creator above the egoistic desires that tear us apart, we attain this upper force, its perfection, oneness, and eternity and become like it. This is the purpose of our development.

Our souls are engaged only in unification between each other at all spiritual degrees. Now we are starting to master this technique practically in the tens.

Therefore, I advise to everyone to join us and under no circumstance to miss practical classes on Kabbalah. This is the most important thing. Only for the sake of this it is worth living 21 hours a day, in order to spend three hours with us at our classes.

Think about it and decide.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 11/20/16, Part 1

laitman_570Question: Could it be that the feeling of spiritual pleasure is revealed to a person even before he enters the upper world, as he just begins the spiritual path?

Answer: I cannot say who and how, but a person is given a feeling of spiritual pleasure for a short while. He feels it as something that develops around him in the space that surrounds him. This is called the illumination of the Creator, (the illumination of the Shechina).

Question: What are the major milestones on the way to spiritual attainment?

Answer: Milestones to spiritual attainment are the study material, the incorporation in the group, a long period of preparation, then a period of Lo Lishma (not for Her Name), and then a period of Lishma (for Her Name).

Question: Why are we given spiritual pleasure? How can we taste spiritual pleasure and use it?

Answer: The taste of spiritual pleasure is given to a person who can use it with the intention of in order to bestow.

Question: How can we understand the expression of keeping all the goodness inside me and not losing it?

Answer: You can keep all the goodness inside you when you don’t think about it but about others and how to connect with them and convey the upper Light to them through you.

Question: How can we measure spiritual attainment and not distort it with our egoism?

Answer: Spiritual attainment is measured by the magnitude of the egoism above which it is attained, and it is impossible to distort it because if it is spiritual attainment, it is accurately dressed in the attribute of love and bestowal, which the person has developed.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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What Should I Correct In Myself?

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Answer: You don’t need to correct anything in yourself.

The only thing you should do is to establish the right relations with your friends in the Kabbalistic group: to establish between you what we call a tenth in which you will attain the upper world and the Creator. This is the most important thing, and everything else will work out by itself.

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