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What Does The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Suggest?

laitman_245_09Question: Does the wisdom of Kabbalah suggest that we increase the egoism inside us so that eventually we will understand that it is futile?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah does not suggest that we engage in increasing our egoism. It only suggests how we can resemble the Creator.

This means that if my nature is a desire to receive for my own sake, I will be able to receive only with the intention of in order to bestow unto others. If I don’t have this intention, I will not receive anything.

I can, therefore, maximize my resemblance to the Creator according to my intention to bestow unto others. If I don’t have this intention, it means that I don’t do anything.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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How Should One Read The Sources?

laitman_216_01Question: What kind of intention does one need to read Kabbalistic sources if I read them alone, for example, at home or traveling on a train?

Answer: Understandably, it is preferable to study the sources together with others, but many times people read them alone.

However, the intention must always be one: on the basis of the written source, I want to receive knowledge about the correct interconnections of all of humanity into a single system.

According to the degree of our unity, we will become more compatible with the same higher, unique management system that manages all of the still, vegetative, and animate nature and humanity. We aspire to unite because through the connection between us we form a model within us of a higher, unique, and perfected nature.

The model that we feel within us will give us knowledge, power, and possibilities for us to feel that we are in a perfected world. We can change everything around us, including ourselves and society, and we will feel the higher eternal and perfect system. We transform ourselves to be like that system.

Therefore, when there is no possibility for a person to read or study together with others, he does it alone, but with the same intention.
From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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How To Have Time

laitman_939_02Question: Everyone has already noticed for some time how time flies very quickly. I would like to know what our priorities should be in our learning and advancement.

Answer: Indeed, time flies very quickly. But we can develop even faster, not materially as in our world, but spiritually, if we are, like little children,  obey what the Kabbalists say without any criticism. It all depends on us.

Gather together in a group, try to achieve unity and mutual concern among yourselves, which is how you will have one and only one desire for spirituality. Connect within this desire and dissolve within it. And then through the point that is found on the other side of the ego, you will feel the upper world, the higher power. This is what you must discover.

Unity between us the opportunity to “penetrate” through the boundary between our world and the spiritual world. Forward movement is only through the unity between us. Realization is always internal, in an emotional connection between us.
From the talk at a videoconference with the Learning Center students, 5/21/17

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My Articles In The Media, May 2017

In English

The Jerusalem Post

Comment: Is Judaism Racism?
The Israeli Campfire
A Memo to President Trump
Things That You’re Liable to Read in the Torah — They Ain’t Necessarily So


What This Means for Jews When Austria’s President Says All Women Will Wear Headscarves
Independence Means Independence From Mutual Hatred
The Fire of Hatred, the Fire of Love
The Fundamental Flaw Behind the Cyber Attack
A Few Words to the President
What Our Ancestors Knew That We Don’t, and Why This Is Important Especially Today

Jewish Business News

Michael Laitman: The Fundamental Flaw Behind the Cyber Attack
Michael Laitman: What Our Ancestors Knew that We Don’t, And Why This is Important Especially Today

In French

The Times of Israel

La deuxième révolution française
Est-ce que le judaïsme est du racisme?
On ne doit pas nécessairement se fier à l’apparence de ce qu’on peut lire dans la Torah
Michael Laitman: Lettre ouverte au Président Trump


Alors Que Chavouot la Fête du don de la Torah est tout près souvenons nous que la vraie signification de la torah est l’amour d’autrui” 
L’autriche s’ouvre sur le monde (islamique)
Lag BaOmer: le feu de la haine le feu de lamour” 
La faute fondamentale derrière la dernière cyberattaque”
Le temps est venu de démystifier les idées fausses sur la Torah”
Alors que Chavouot la fête du don de la Torah est tout près souvenons nous que la vraie significa

In Spanish


La fogata israeli
El presidente de austria dice que todas las mujeres llevaran pañuelo en la cabeza. Qué significa esto para los judíos?
Mensaje para el presidente Trump
El gran fallo detrás del ataque informático
Las cosas que uno puede leer en la Torá no non necesariamente así

United With Israel

La fogata israeli
Las cosas que uno puede leer en la Tora no son necesariamente así

In German

Huffington Post

Feuer des Hasses, Feuer der Liebe
Eine Notiz an Präsident Trump


Wonderful Balance

laitman_232_06Question: How can we balance our world and the attainment of the spiritual world?

Answer: It is wonderful when everything is balanced because there is no contradiction between the two worlds. We will all have to attain that.

The main thing is to try to do everything we can in order to attain the upper world and then we will see that everything is connected into one unique system. We will see one picture; it will be wonderful, with such harmony that will fill us and give us the feeling of perpetual motion. In this state, we will feel everything that is above us while living in this world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/21/17

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Earth Can Be Heaven

Laitman_715Question: Stephen Hawking continues to popularize himself. Now, he proposes to build colonies on the Moon and Mars where we would need to resettle as a result of climate change on Earth or the fall of a meteorite.

What do you think about these statements? Are we going somewhere?

Answer: I did not expect such a stretch of imagination from such a serious scientist who is the head of Newton’s department.

Of course, it is good to build laboratories on the Moon or on Mars to “saddle” some kind of a comet or a meteorite. The fact that he calls for resettlement elsewhere is no good at all. People do not know how much they are connected with the Earth.

We are connected with the Earth with all of our properties! We change even when we move from place to place on Earth. Facial features, character… everything changes. Compare, for example, the Jews who lived in Russia in the European part and those who lived in Central Asia. This is the power of the Earth! It is said that changing place changes fate and luck.

I believe that scientists do that to get good funding, create laboratories, and learn more about the universe. It is good. In fact, I do not think that someone thinks about moving somewhere else seriously.

If there is no life on Earth, will it be in another place? Here, we have excellent conditions, but we have already polluted the Earth so badly that we do not want to live on it anymore. And what will happen in another place? Is this how we will deal with all celestial bodies?

Comment: Once, you said that the garbage orbiting in space will be the monument to humanity.

Answer: And it is already so. If someone watched us from outer space, they would understand that they shouldn’t do business with us just by looking at the rubbish. They would say, “Look what they did to the nearest space!”

Question: I want to ask you as a Kabbalist: how can we master the Earth so that there will be no desire to move anywhere else?

Answer: People who have polluted the Earth must correct themselves. After all, the Earth can be heaven.

Question: So, will there be enough space and the ecology will be better?

Answer: This is not about that. The fact is that according to the parameters of inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, the Earth is an ideal place for us because we grew and developed on it.

But when man on the Earth began to develop egoistically, he began to oppose himself to nature and the Earth, and as a result, systematically and consistently spoiled the environment. And here, we must correct ourselves.

Therefore, we need to take care of our own development along with financing scientific development.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/28/17

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From Twitter, 7/18/17

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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 7

laitman_947One For The Sake Of Together And Together For The Sake Of One

Question: Do you like to be alone or surrounded by other people?

Answer: I like to be alone. But I have a goal that is very important to me, and for its sake, I leave my room and come to people. As a result, it turns out that throughout a year, I fly around the globe.

Question: What is the use of being alone?

Answer: Alone I can develop individually: read books and articles. I absorb the sources, work on the material, and analyze the phenomena personally, so that no one interferes.

But beyond that, I have to go outside to communicate with other people because there is a goal that obliges me. The more I give them and help them, the more I can absorb from them. It is written: “I learned from all my students.” In fact, to the extent that I want to convey my knowledge and all the good to them, through the same channel, I get their impressions that teach me.

It turns out that mutual communication begins between us: I teach my students and I learn from them; that is, I become a student. This approach is possible with respect to any area of human life. The time has come when we must communicate with each other in such form; this is called the era of the Messiah, the last generation.

Question: What is the correct relationship between being alone and interconnected with other people?

Answer: Everyone should feel the right relationship individually, as the saying goes: “The soul of man will teach him.” He will feel that he is obliged to go outside, spread his knowledge, help others, and also receive from them. A person realizes that he needs a new kind of connection.

Question: Where will mankind of the 21st century go: to solitude or to be together?

Answer: In the 21st century, there will be both. Above all individuals there must be another layer that covers everything, where we are together. That is, there will be complete harmony: loneliness for the sake of unity and unification for the sake of individuality, one for the sake of together and together for the sake of one. Between these concepts there will be no contradiction, only mutual support.

Now we see that these concepts are in contradiction—a man secludes himself and does not want communication. That is, the one principle still collides with the principle of together. But when we get to the critical state in this matter, humanity will start looking for a way out, a method for uniting people, which nature requires of us.

Otherwise, nature is out of balance and we await climatic catastrophes and wars. People will be unable to build families and live together. The face of the generation will become very cruel because it will be incapable of uniting the two principles together: individuality and unity. And then, people will want to learn the methods of unification that Kabbalah offers.

Question: How can a person check what is at the point of equilibrium?

Answer: Balance is a harmony between these two areas in which a person will feel how nature is revealed before him. He will open his eyes to a new dimension. Inside the combination of these two layers: individuality and complete unification, a new world is revealed to him where all opposites unite and replenish each other.

Question: Will a man of the future be an individualist?

Answer: The whole individuality of the future man will be designed to support one man, that is, a common system united as one man. The individuality of each will be expressed in that it will include everyone.

Question: That is, he will not care about personal benefits, but about the benefits of society?

Answer: The personal benefits of each will be inseparable from the benefits of society. We will all feel like one man, as the supreme power that unfolds within all of us, filling us with mutual bestowal and love and revealing the higher reality to us.

I wish for us to achieve this kind of life as quickly as possible!
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/19/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Preparation for the Italy Convention 2017

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” 

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

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