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My Thoughts On Twitter, 5/21/17

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Joblessness in America is a constant concern. Such permanent inactivity is a recipe for trouble. #unemployment

A Few Words to the President #Trump @haaretzcom

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Education Is The Main Task Of A Nation

 Question: Does the wisdom of Kabbalah contain knowledge about how a nation should function?

Answer: In our times, a nation should be involved with the education of the population within its borders first and foremost, not crossing the borders into other nations and not bringing everyone into it in the wider sense of the word, rather most importantly, educating its citizens.

If people who have been properly educated are living within a nation, understanding the general thought of nature and knowing in what manner it operates, they will overcome all kinds of problems.

Question: So, as long as a person is uneducated, there must be borders, and as soon as education is conducted properly, the borders can be opened?

Answer: Of course, because then a person will begin to understand who to take in and who not. He would not do as Europe thoughtlessly did and now is mired in great problems. Imagine what would happen if you were to open the door of your house and brought in another family to live with you.

The problem is that the Europeans didn’t examine their nations or continent as a family that is accepting other foreign family members to dwell in their apartments. Would they be able to withstand this kind of dormitory? Suppose that the head of state decided that he could. Then why didn’t he first try to have them live with him?

Education can be summed up as knowledge about what we are going through, with whom we are working, and in what manner to evaluate such experiments. In the situation today, when there are already foreign immigrant families in your house, you don’t know what to do with them.

You must feed them, clean up after them, wash for them, supply them with everything necessary, pay them a stipend, and even love them. In addition, you must listen to them and obey their laws; in other words, they will begin to educate you and not you them. After all, they don’t intend to accept your perception of life, your education, and your social customs.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/4/16

laitman_600_04Question: Do men and women have a different perception of the world?

Answer: Of course, it is different in many ways and cannot be compared. We may hear, see, and perceive things differently, but the difference between us cannot be compared since there is no basis for comparison.

Question: Can a homosexual study the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: This is a problem. A person has to follow his sexual inclination. It is beyond one’s powers.

Question: What happens in a man if the female part dominates him?

Answer: Nothing happens. He still has to engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah, it makes no difference.

Question: How can a woman with a traditional view of life ,who expects the man to be the breadwinner, psychologically overcome the fact that she makes more money than the man?

Answer: What difference does it make? The couple must first of all feel each other and be friends.

Question: Is it easier for a man to develop spiritually in a family because his wife takes care of him and easier for a woman to develop spiritually when she is not married because then no one stands in her way?

Answer: A woman should try to get married, but if it doesn’t work out, she can attain the upper world by herself unlike an unmarried man.

Question: How does alcohol impact the relations between a man and a woman?

Answer: In a very negative way; in every case and aspect of it. I am against it.

Question: Do I have to make every effort in order to win the heart of a girl I think is cute?

Answer: You should make every effort to win the heart of a good girl, not a pretty girl.

Question: I really envy my husband, how can I overcome that?

Answer: Envy is a very hard and restricting feeling. The best thing to do is to delve more deeply into the wisdom of Kabbalah and gradually understand that a body is a body and a soul is a soul. Stay together and try to envy the Creator and so that the Creator will envy you. Your husband is your companion for the period of earthly existence.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/4/16

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What Language Did The Babylonians Speak?

laitman_933.jpgQuestion: What language did people in Babylon speak and write?

Answer: Babylonians spoke Aramaic. We use this language in Kabbalah along with Hebrew. Only those who attained the upper world spoke Hebrew because it is the language of light, and Aramaic is the language of the Kli (vessel), meaning desires that reveal the light.

Both languages are completely identical and at the same time completely opposite to each other. Let’s say “light” in Hebrew is “Ohr,” and night in Aramaic is “Orta.” That is, both languages use the same word but with completely opposite meaning.

Question: What language did Terach, Abraham’s father, speak?

Answer: Terach spoke Aramaic, and Abraham switched to Hebrew. They knew both languages.

As modern publications confirm, from these two ancient languages, which complement each other, a global script developed. After all, both languages are built on coincidence of two forces, bestowal and reception, plus and minus. Precisely from there came the horizontal and vertical elements of the letters that are the basis of the writing in any language.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Epilogue To The Holocaust Memorial Day, Part 2

laitman_293Question: As humanity develops, why does hatred and anti-Semitism increasingly grow?

Answer: As we develop, the shattering in the system of the common soul is increasingly revealed, the broken parts appear, and they must be corrected in the order from the easiest to the increasingly complex.

The order of correction is such that due to more simple corrections we can proceed to complex ones. This is seen throughout the history of human development.

Question: And to achieve correction, why was it necessary to divide into two parts: Israel and the nations of the world?

Answer: It is in this order that the desires are ascertained. This is the law of nature; Kabbalists only explain it to us, like any natural phenomenon. At the beginning of creation, there was only one common desire filled with light.

But at a certain stage of development, the shattering occurred: first in the external system, and then within the first man Adam, and this is called his fall, when he was unable to receive Light for the sake of bestowal.

One desire, created by the Creator, broke and divided into many parts. But there were sparks of Light left, the fragments of the anti-egoistic screen that exitsted before. These sparks of Reflected Light exist in each individual desire.

The common desire to enjoy was divided into levels, called Sefirot, according to how each layer manifested itself in relation to the Light, with different forces of adhesion and similarity. And when the screen shattered, in other words, when the strength of resistance to egoism broke, the upper Light disappeared from the desire as they ceased to be similar in properties. But in each desire, a spark remained, a tiny backlight.

In more subtle deficiencies, sparks are manifested and begin to be felt in the first place, and so there were people who felt these sparks in Ancient Babylon with the first crisis of mankind. Of these, the group that Abraham called Israel (Yashar-El, straight to the Creator) was assembled.

And all the other Babylonians did not yet feel these sparks and, therefore, did not seek correction. They did not understand Abraham’s method, which was the method of such unification that love covers all crimes. It is impossible to understand how it is possible to combine crimes and love, two opposites, when there are not two opposing forces in man: the desire to enjoy and the spark of Light.

Therefore, the Babylonians could not perceive the technique of Abraham and remained with their own. From all this, Babylon, the part that belongs to the nations of the world, was formed. And those who felt a spark in them understood Abraham’s method and the goal to which he led humanity. It was close to them, so they followed him.

Since then, the world divided into two parts, and the lower part, which refers to the body, the nations of the world, depends on the upper part, the head, Israel. And this relation remains until the very end of creation, after which all merge into one whole. But in the meantime, in the period of correction, there is a big difference between these two parts: one of them defining, and the second, receives the already ready.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/24/17, Lesson on Topic: “Holocaust Memorial Day”

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There Is Money But There Is No Happiness

laitman_546_03In the News (Feeling Financial): “Does Money Buy Happiness?

“It depends. You’ve probably heard that money does not buy happiness above a certain level. The number Kahneman mentions in the TED talk is $60,000 per year of income in the United States of America, which is about what other studies find.

“Above that income level your happiness level may increase, but at a decreasing rate. In other words, earning $120,000 per year does not make you twice as happy as if you earned $60,000; it’s nothing to sneeze at but it just makes things a little better.

“Kahneman emphasizes that the increase in happiness is surprisingly flat above $60,000. Also, while money does not buy happiness for your experienced self, a lack of money can make things unpleasant.”

My Comment: Money enables a person to fill himself. Then he begins to spend millions in casinos or in other places in order to feel a bit of spice in life, but he doesn’t feel it. He ceases to feel it even in small things. Such people feel no taste in food, football, or vacation.

I have met many rich people who apparently live freely and their bank account keeps growing, but basically are miserable people. They can travel wherever they want to, order whatever they like, but they feel no satisfaction.

After all, there can be no pleasure in this world without feeling a deficiency for something, because everything is attained in the contrast between Light and darkness. If there is no darkness, people tend to try different things and put themselves in situations that arouse strong, acute, sharp feelings, but it does not work.

Question: At the same time, young people are eager to prosper and spend their whole lives trying to achieve that, and even to harm themselves as long as they can break through the barrier of an annual income over $60,000. Don’t they understand that there is no happiness there?

Answer: It is an illusion, and there is nothing we can do about that. I also used to believe that if I travelled from one country to another and saw new places, new people, I would be happy. I remember how appealing I found this idea. When we were kids, we all dreamed of exploring the world, because it was closed to us. And when everything was opened, nothing was seen except emptiness.

Question: It seems that a person needs another desire, an alternative desire.

Answer: Of course. Don’t misunderstand me.

There was a time in my life in which I travelled the world and visited different museums and exhibitions, etc., but it was all gone in a moment. Every person has a threshold beyond which he ceases to feel anything new because there is nothing new about it. Our ego is beginning to develop toward a new threshold of sensitivity and perception.

This is the reason that people who do not attain the upper levels, who do not attain the Light that enters the desire, which fills it and depicts totally different areas of attainment, the upper world, are very miserable.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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New Life #850 – The Changing Of The Generations

New Life #850 – The Changing Of The Generations
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah is an eternal method that teaches a person how to perceive reality and has nothing to do with the generation a person lives in.

A person undergoes several spiritual generations, which means different levels during his spiritual development.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #850 – The Changing Of The Generations,” 4/18/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.22.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Awakening the Need for the Help of the Creator”  

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 8, Item 14

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 1

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