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My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/10/17


My open letter to @facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about “bringing the world closer together” #Zuckerberg

Why are so many people dying from opiate overdoses? It’s our broken society | Marc Lewis

#G20 The world has reached maturity. Only our good connections can improve it–otherwise, it will deteriorate. That’s why G20 won’t help!

#UNESCO: The cave bought by Abraham isn’t Jewish, and Abraham isn’t a Jew, because the Jews have spurned his call to “Love thy neighbor.”

#life #world The world is one person’s manifestation through others. It’s what you subconsciously disseminate in the world & feel from it.

#kabbalah Why be a kabbalist? Imagine sitting in the control room of your life—everything is in your hands!

Unless Europeans grow closer, #Europe’s integration is doomed. Brexit/Trump aren’t to blame, but Europe’s leaders for failing to see this.

My predictions are coming true: #UN and WHO are calling upon governments to decriminalize drugs—to reduce the planet’s population?

#EU: Trump is harmful to established liberal world order! How is it liberal & where is the order? Maybe it’s a chance to correct our world?

#UNESCO gives symbols to Palestine since Jews are not a nation without the principle of Love thy Neighbor—which doesn’t exist in Israel.

From Twitter, 7/10/17

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Generations X, Y, and Z, Part 3

laitman_229Question: How does external influence affect the character of a generation and shape it?

Answer: Human egoism is like clay or dough from which a society can mold anything.

Question: Doesn’t the character of a generation depend on its egoism?

Answer: Egoism only determines how pliable this material is. Once, it is molded from clay, then sculpted from marble, and later, even more complex materials are used for construction. Today, mostly plastic is used.

The distinction is all in the material, and what to build and how is determined by the generation. But, the material itself, suitable for construction, comes from within, from the developing desire to enjoy.

Question: The older generation created all the innovations that had not existed before in the world, and the next generations enter a world in which everything is as it is. Is that perhaps why the younger generation is not very impressed with material values?

Answer: Young people are not impressed with material values, and they have nothing to add to the world of material things. It would seem, what will they do? But, this is just like after Newton’s physics where everything was already known. Einstein suddenly came and opened new dimensions.

The same is true here. We built all kinds of devices, but the next generation has the opportunity to create new programs for them, to get inside the matter, inside the genome, into the source of life, inside the brain and above it. They still have a lot of work.

As a student, I worked in the field of medical cybernetics at an institute engaged in the study of blood and the brain. But, this is nothing compared to modern instruments and research facilities. The research went far into the interior: inside the cell, inside the brain, the psychology of man, and beyond the boundaries of the mind. It breaks through and beyond the borders of human life.

These studies still refer to the material, but they are approaching the border of the spiritual world, and we are gradually losing touch with matter. This information is from the border zone and over the matter.

The egoism of modern man is more developed and complex. It is destined to perceive the deepest mysteries of life. And for him, they seem quite natural and ordinary. A person is no longer impressed with the tools that fall into his hands, but he is looking for what can be achieved with their help.

The baby boomer generation built a material base, the equipment. The next generation created a program for it. The youngest generation will now use all of this.

Question: And what will the new generation have to do? Where are we going?

Answer: I think that the next generation will enter the reality that we will reveal at the expense of all of our previous development, and they will live in it. They should reveal the spiritual world. The challenge of the next generation is to move from computers and the study of matter to its forces. Deeper inside the material, through it, we reach the forces that govern it, and there we will continue our research.

Question: What will young people be impressed with in a decade?

Answer: It seems to me, with nothing. The younger the generation, the more difficult it is to be touched by something. Their egoism is so subtle that it is not impressed by anything tangible in this world. They need to uncover higher sources of influence on themselves and, perhaps, they will impress them. The usual fulfillments—food, sex, family, money, honor, and knowledge—are no longer important to the modern generation.

It is clear that it is necessary to satisfy the essential needs of the body, but beyond the necessary, a young man will want to be in the world of the managing program, in the world of forces, above the material, where matter comes into play in the large computer of creation called the “spiritual world.”
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/18/17

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A Gift, Not A Punishment

Laitman_154Question: If the Creator created the ego and He is also the one who supervises and manages everything, is He responsible for it’s manifestation?

Answer: Certainly. The Creator is to blame for all of our problems. He gives us these problems so that we will clarify them, and in that way, we will gain the upper world for ourselves. Only then will we see that He is doing this to us as a gift and not as a punishment.

Question: If the Creator created evil, then must we clarify who He is? What tools do we have for understanding this? Sometimes you say that the Creator is some kind of characteristic, a force. How can a characteristic create something like this?

Answer: You can attain the Creator only to the same degree that you attain, or it is possible to say, that you create, the characteristic of bestowal and love within you. Thanks to having been made up of only bad characteristics and now a good characteristic has also appeared in you, in the gap between these two characteristics (the right and left lines), you can attain what the Creator is, which is the middle line.

Question: Does this mean that the Creator, who manages everything, is an immense power, while I only attain a small part of Him, and this is also to the degree that I resemble Him?

Answer: You attain Him partially, to the degree that you resemble Him, but it is up to you to attain it all.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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The Book Of Zohar Is A Channel Of The Upper Light

Laitman_151Question: Is it possible to say that as long as The Book of Zohar was hidden, it was gathering power and energy? Or has humanity developed and reached a height from which it can perceive and understand it?

Answer: There is nothing sacred in a book. We need to understand that the concept of Kedusha (Holiness) means the characteristic of bestowal and love; it is not found in The Book itself and not among its pages. The Book of Zohar serves as a transmitter, a channel through which the higher force passes and influences us.

If the person who reads the text is interested in associating with it, then the text becomes a channel that leads to the upper Light and may not yet be felt by the person himself, but it is already influencing him. The person begins to feel inner changes and even gets used to such an influence from The Book of Zohar.

He later discovers further and further new characteristics, new feelings. And that is how he advances.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17

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Want To Change The World? Change Yourself

laitman_622_02Question: How is it possible to use the negative and distracting events in material life for spiritual advancement?

Answer: We need to perceive our world as a single whole. There is nothing outside of the framework of the management from the upper world.

We are learning about the only power of nature, how it manages a person and humanity. Therefore, if problems appear in our lives, we need to attribute them to the same single force of nature. So, we need to understand that if we feel bad, this is only because we are lacking coordination with the demands that nature places before us.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how we must do this, how to position ourselves in relation to nature, how to unite, so that due to our good relations, we can properly direct nature to us..

Therefore, all of the negative influences from the surrounding society, ecology, climatic conditions, political life, economy, and all other events that happen to a person, we can decide for ourselves.

Everything depends only on good relationships between us; through them it is possible to “soften” all the problems, and not in any other way. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us, and we feel this through human communication.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, if a person wants to change the world, it is up to him to change himself and his attitude toward others. That is why we have organized ourselves into groups and are learning how to attract the positive force of nature to us so that it will change us.

To the same degree that it will change us toward a positive direction, the world will begin to be changed. This is the mutual relationship between us and the management system.
From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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Rest For A Kabbalist

Laitman_521Question: What does rest mean for a Kabbalist? After all, studying Kabbalah is a beautiful state of mind when you already are in a state of rest from external problems.

Answer: No, a Kabbalist needs to rest; after all, he gets very tired because the strain that I, for example, withstand now during an hour-long conversation with you is enormous. These words, these thoughts that I express to you, I experience within me on different levels, and therefore, I spend an enormous amount of energy on this. An hour of talking with you is the hardest thing.

When I talk to my students and explain the material to them during the daily lessons, then, on the contrary, I find strength in me because I interact with people who want to receive and give back this energy and this knowledge to me. We work together, and that is why I don’t get tired during lessons.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Not To Pervert The Judgment Of The Stranger, The Orphan, Or The Widow

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 27:19: Cursed be he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, the orphan, or the widow. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

Those who already are on the spiritual level exist only in order to pull after them “a stranger,” “a widow,” and “an old man,” that is, all the weak ones, meaning weak spiritual desires.

These desires can be very big egoistically. For example, a “baby” is very big egoism with a scanty bit of spirituality in it, like in a baby. “Woman” is also huge egoism, but she can only follow the male part and, therefore, is considered weak.

All the parts within a person called “an old man,” “woman,” “baby,” and so on speak about egoism that is very difficult to correct. Therefore, those who already are on the path above them (other qualities of a person) must work on pulling all these egoistically strong, but spiritually weak qualities after them.

“Not to pervert the judgment of the stranger, the orphan, or the widow” means not to feel sorry for or indulge them in any case, but to correct these weak desires by adding your spiritual attainments to them.

It is necessary to raise them the way you help a woman, a baby, or an old man. You need to develop them and include them in yourself, like AHP becomes included into Galgalta Eynaim and thus rises.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/13/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Period of ‘Between the Straits'”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Exile and Redemption,” “The Part of the Torah Concerning Relations Between Man and Man”

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