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In the News (The Guardian):“’Yesterday, an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal, as generations have done before us and as future generations will continue to do, to deliver a simple message: we are not afraid and our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism. And we meet here in the oldest of all parliaments because we know democracy and the values it entails will always prevail,’ the prime minister [Theresa May] said.”
My Response: In the heart of London under Big Ben, in the middle of one of the world’s most famous landmarks, terror struck a new blow.
Unlike other Europeans, the English with their “island” mentality are less ready for change. That is why they were the first to decide to leave the EU. Officially, the initial stage of Brexit starts on March 29th.
In general, exiting the agonizing union will ease life for England; it will retain its control over the country’s borders and the flows of immigrants knocking on its door. However, although the threat of radical Islam will weaken slightly, this still won’t ensure a quiet life for its citizens.
Therefore, an active struggle against the weeds would now be a right step. It is necessary to uproot the network that promotes radical attitudes and terrorist activities. and to do it in such a way that it would be an example to everyone.
But this won’t solve the root of the problem. After all, it is not limited to politics or ideology, its underlying cause lies deeper, in human nature itself. It is egoism that separates people and puts them on different sides of the barricades. In the most natural way it awakens and intensifies the lowest impulses that require domination over others, incites hatred, and generates terrorism and wars.
We must fight on this front too, and not less actively than in the security field. A negative tendency should be balanced immediately and compensated by the opposite trend. Egoism is inherent in us from the beginning, and a positive tendency must become the fruit of our common purposeful efforts.
Only healthy human connection can radically change the situation. Terror, this formidable sign of disunity, must be counterbalanced with unity. Not just words “we are not scared,” but the spirit of cohesion, solidarity, and willingness to overcome conflicts and contradictions.
This will not only save people from death, it will arrange and improve their lives. By taking such an anti-egoistic direction, England will become an example not only of the fight against terrorism, but also of the correct approach to solving pan-European challenges.
Passover through the eyes of the #wisdom of Kabbalah
Are #Jews Their Own Worst Enemy?
In #Oxford they’ve just proven the existence of parallel worlds! Now they must teach how to move there!
Be honest with yourself: will you regret living a #life as dictated by others, not being true to yourself, and living for your own goal?
From Twitter, 4/4/17
In the News (The Washington Post):”President Trump’s executive order temporarily prohibiting entry into the United States for migrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world fueled confusion, angst and a wave of protests across the country Sunday.
“Even as administration officials tried to clarify the reach of Trump’s action — ‘This is not a Muslim ban,’ the president said in a statement — the exact limits of its scope and legal questions over its constitutionality remained unresolved. So did the question of whether the administration would comply with orders from federal judges to temporarily halt the travel ban.
“Raucous protests erupted in airport terminals from coast to coast. Tens of thousands of people protested outside the gates of the White House, in Boston’s Copley Square and in New York’s Battery Park, with its views over the Statue of Liberty.”
My Comment: If Trump doesn’t limit the entry of immigrants it is quite clear that things will be much worse in the future. What we see in Europe is a warning sign for him.
Question: Does he understand that he is playing with fire? After all, the streets are full of demonstrators.
Answer: If a person is elected democratically and the democracy belongs to the young and liberal, why don’t they act according to the same democratic order? It turns out that democracy is only what they side with, and if not, then it isn’t democracy anymore but fascism. Why do they believe that there is no room for other views?
Question: What new level can we refer to with regard to the US and to the world? Trump has brought along a totally new approach. Europe would also like to be similar to Trump.
Answer: Of course. The more we delay the development of society, the more it will deviate to the right, which will lead to fascism and ultra-right parties that no one will benefit from. If the left-wing parties in Europe continue to hold power by any undemocratic means, ultimately, the extreme right will come into power.
Trump personifies moderate US, both from a business and financial perspective. He must do that. There are great forces behind him that will not give in. What is more, Trump has the nerve. He is a man who has already undergone everything, so for him the demonstrations are small chips.
The US has to simply say that although no one forces us to, we will allocate the means to build a normal state, normal districts for millions of people from Iraq, Syria, and other regions. We will do that, but we will not allow such great numbers of people into our country in total disorder as Obama did.
I believe that Obama let close to 10 million people into the US. No one knows what time bomb is ticking under the surface and how it is going to explode. We can already see the signs of that in Europe.
In 20 to 40 years, these millions of immigrants with their tendency to multiply, their influence, and their desire will become such a power in the US that they will change everything. They have a totally different mentality, religion, and nature. The US first needs to figure out what is going on with it. It is a country that now is in the midst of a destructive process compared to what it was 50 to 60 years ago.
Question: The same thing is happening in Europe now. What does this step require?
Answer: Europe needs to disperse quickly. Divorce can sometimes prevent many problems, since otherwise the two sides begin to hate each other, to hit and destroy, to take expensive lawyers only in order to prove to each other who is right. Eventually the two sides go broke and are left with nothing, as often happens in a divorce, and the children also suffer. This is the reason that Europe has to get “divorced.” Then the change of power will be more or less peaceful, and each state will exist relatively independently. The democrats and the liberals will reach a dead end, so they must do it. If they continue to hold on to power, they will invoke the emergence of radical right fascist regimes, totally opposite from them. I advise them to implement a peaceful democratic change of power today, the way they and the Europeans really want.
The time of a united Europe has passed. It has been untied not according to the principles upon which the EU should have been based. We have talked about it many times. Now Europe has to split up, and then it will be able to reconnect, but only after the whole population has been educated and learned the reason for all the troubles.
Question: What qualities do the leaders of Europe need now?
Answer: The European leaders today should be people who aim at the right liberalization according to which people are friends, comrades, and brothers; when everyone supports each other, when there are good relations between people, above their differences.
Religion, economic status, or origin should not affect the mutual relations between people. People have to work in order to achieve that, to change human nature, and this requires decades of hard work. This is exactly what needs to be done in Europe. Then it would be possible to open the borders for those who have been re-educated and they will be able to enter Europe.
Question: Do the same requirements apply to the US?
Answer: To the US and to the whole world! People need to start a re-education process and only then will they truly be able to establish a good common world.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/17
Question from Facebook: Does Satan exist or is it fiction?
Answer: It exists, it is the egoistic power of man.
A lot is said about this in the wisdom of Kabbalah. In the Torah and in The Book of Zohar, it is called “Satan” from the word “Sotah” (deviation), “Masit” (diversion). It diverts a person from the right way.
This force lives within everyone and it is impossible to get rid of it; there is no “surgical operation” that will help. There are many different manifestations of egoism, and the one that diverts us from a good connection between us is called Satan.
Question: Can it be managed somehow?
Answer: There is only one case in which it cannot get hold of us. It is when we build our communication above it.
This force will always exist and will constantly generate discord between us. But when humanity unites at one time, then all the satanic mischief will be added to our good deeds and increase them.
Specifically, thanks to the tricks of egoism, we will force ourselves to get closer to each other. Therefore, Satan will turn into a good force, because ultimately it is what helps us reach an understanding of the right interaction.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/17
Currently our world is going through a unique process of rethinking everything that has been achieved through the course of human history and we see what a deceitful society man has made. We are deceived and lied to from all the sides.
The media is bought by the rich elite and doesn’t broadcast a word of truth. The rulers of the world run their personal business without any concern for others, doing nothing for the good of the people but only for their own good.
This is beginning to unfold now, in our days. Humanity has grown and is passing through a very difficult realization, a revision of the entire human society. This is a call of the time.
That’s why I supported Donald Trump so much in the elections and after them.
There is nothing special about him, but he is a symbol of a new time, a new revision. We see how one extreme line in the world gives birth to another extreme line: extra liberalism gives birth to the ultra-right-wing currents, Nazism. And scrutiny happens in the middle between them.
That is why media and governments are subjected to such criticism, mutual accusations are pouring from all sides. The people will understand who is controlling them, whom they elect for the leadership of the country, and will see all the deceptiveness of the mass media and large public organizations. In fact, everyone cares only about himself, and uses the ordinary person.
This is a recognition of evil that the people couldn’t achieve before. Previously, they still believed in the beautiful words and remained more or less calm.
As a result of this revision, we will understand that the entire human society has sunk into lies and is unable to build the right state. After all, it itself generates such governments, organizations, unions, educational systems, and media.
Therefore, society itself is in need of education.
Only after integral education will society be able to give birth to such organizations that will act for the benefit of the people. And without this preliminary preparation, society will always create either ultra-left or ultra-right alliances, in other words, ultra-egoistic ones in one direction or another.
Kabbalists explain this to the world in order to gradually bring this to people’s consciousness. This doesn’t relate to politics. The wisdom of Kabbalah is now being revealed to all of humanity in order to pass the method of correction to it. Therefore, the direction of the world’s development is very important. I see in Donald Trump’s coming to power a sign for good development, compared with Obama’s course.
Soon, the ultra-liberal leaders will be replaced in Europe as well. It is about the stages of the revelation of evil that humanity undergoes. Personally, I do not have any preferences for any parties. I look at the situation from the point of view of its usefulness to the necessary corrections that human society must undergo.
People think that Kabbalah is a theory that talks only about the Creator and the distant upper worlds. But this isn’t so because it is known that Baal HaSulam wrote an article “The Last Generation” about the structure of the future society and met with Ben Gurion.
We live at a time when the wisdom of Kabbalah is already intended for the entire generation, and therefore it is very important in which direction the development will go. Therefore, it is worthwhile to help people to find out. In fact, Kabbalah has no connection with politics. If I give any assessments, it is not from the political point of view, but only from the point of view of Kabbalah, that is, from the way upper forces act in human society and move the world to correction.
Question from Facebook: On one hand, you say that humanity will unite one way or another and that there will be no borders, and on the other hand, you say that everyone needs to live within their own borders and educate the people. Which political views do you side with, the left or the right?
Answer: None. I understand where nature is leading us and I advise everyone to study and to explore this inclination and to actually adhere to it because it is impossible to go against nature.
Comment: According to the person who is asking this question, nature is on the extreme left because the world is advancing toward unity in any case…
My Response: Nature cannot be on the extreme left. It unites us above all the differences since it operates according to the principle that “love will cover all transgressions.” This means that opposite parties need to discover, understand, and appreciate all the transgressions correctly and to work seriously despite the negative attributes each side has, and thus, build between them the right system of connection until they reach actual love.
Our original nature is to hate each other. If we dig a bit deeper, we can identify this problem. Each of us is an absolute individualist who originated and descended from a special separate root of the general system. Therefore we are totally different and opposite from each other. We have to learn to establish a connection above all the differences and disagreements between us, as if we build a second floor above us. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us these rules.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/16
Question from Facebook: What is the meaning of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?”
Answer: It means that we have to establish the correct relations between people at the level of nature, on the egoistic level.
On the one hand, we should not take anything into account besides equality, when the force of action causes an equal force of opposition.
On the other hand, if all the people in the world opposed each other, then there is an understanding that the system of connection should be higher than their nature.
The wisdom of Kabbalah helps a person acquire the attribute of connection above egoism. It is called “faith above reason” or “love will cover all transgressions.” Love doesn’t erase anything. We see all the pollution and all the problems between us and to what extent each is opposed to others and how different each one is from the other, which is given to us from nature! But by making efforts together, we build a bridge of a totally different type of connection above everything, understanding who we are.
The wisdom of Kabbalah offers us a method called the “middle line,” which helps us do this. If we think about the world, about a normal life, and about good mutual relations between us, we can attain that only by this method.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/16
Answer: The fact is that the physical world is an absolute consequence of our behavior. And we can change our behavior only with the help of the spiritual world.
Therefore, all of humanity’s attempts to do something in this world are useless. Everything goes back to the way it was before and we keep making the same mistakes and receive the same blows as a result. It would be better if we did nothing.
It is best for a person to engage only in his spiritual development. That is why this world does not interest Kabbalists. It is a kind of a reflection of their advancement.
Baal HaSulam writes that we will become a communist society, not the kind we have heard about from those who adopted the methods of Lenin and Marx, but a truly egalitarian and just society.
This society is not the actual goal, but is simply a reflection of the internal state of people who will continue to live in this world in the future. They will be in an internal state and the relations between them will enable them to establish a society in which people are more equal and closer to each other because the upper Light will impact them more and more and will connect them into a unified structure.
Marx accurately foresaw this; humanity will inevitably return to this. He wrote about a new society and did not refer to Russia or any other country, and he believed that such a society would be established in the future since this is the natural course of our evolution; evolution leads us to that. It turns out that he was right. You don’t need to be a prophet; you but simply need to understand the course of our evolution correctly.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17
Answer: I exist with you.
Question: Can you tell us from your own experience how the attribute of the Creator, the attribute of bestowal, is acquired?
Answer: It is only through the group. When a person melts into the group, he prepares himself for dissolving into the Creator, and this is how the contact, the unification with the Creator, takes place.
Question: Does a person who reaches the attribute of the upper force acquire its desire and passions?
Answer: No, he will always discover that he has passions and desires that he cannot control and will have to ask the upper Light, the Creator, to correct him.
Question: Do we lose the taste of spiritual attainment once we arrive at our individual end of correction? After all, a person who attains spirituality dissolves like fog.
Answer: On the contrary, everything that I dissolve into becomes mine, and in it, I feel the eternal, perfect, and absolute taste.
Question: What does a Kabbalist who sees the suffering of others feel?
Answer: He must justify the suffering because that’s the way it seems to him through his ego, and in the attribute of love and bestowal, all the suffering is perceived as enormous pleasure because there is actually no suffering in the world.
Question: If the fate of this world concerns me, is it also related to the attribute of bestowal?
Answer: No, the fate of this world should concern a person only because it is through this world that he can get to know the Creator, to make all of mankind familiar with Him, and raise them to the level of the attainment of wholeness and eternity.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16