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The 9th of Av is the day when the First and Second Temple were ruined. “The Temple” represents a spiritual state of Israel being united and protected “as one man in one heart.” The ruin of the Temple was due to the ruin of the spiritual unity within Israel, which continues to this day.
The 9th of Av is the day when the First and Second Temple were ruined. "The Temple" represents a spiritual state of Israel being united and protected "as one man in one heart". The ruin of the Temple was due to the ruin of the spiritual unity within Israel, which continues to this day. #TishaBav #israel
Posted by Michael Laitman on Monday, 31 July 2017
Israeli TV’s Channel 9 website published an article “Kabbalah Conquers Rome” about the Bnei Baruch international Kabbalah Congress “All As One” that took place in Rome July 28 – 30, 2017.
In the News (National Post): “An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned.
“The research invokes collapsing ice sheets, violent megastorms and even the hurling of boulders by giant waves in its quest to suggest that even 2 degrees Celsius of global warming above pre-industrial levels would be far too much.”
My Comment: The world is entering a state of imbalance; it cannot keep itself in a dynamic balance. The fact is that humanity is driving nature out of balance through its intentions and thoughts, not by the use of modern technology.
Through our imbalanced relationships with each other, our selfish attitudes toward one other, we are driving nature out of its own balance. Furthermore, our thoughts are the most active force in nature, unseen but terribly powerful. And so there is nothing good ahead of us.
Until we change ourselves, our interactions with each other, nature will continue to be driven to constant extreme agitation. Ultimately it will force us to change; we will not be able to fight it.
Comment: Seems like humanity will come to this through suffering…
Answer: Unfortunately, nothing can be done about this. People are very stubborn, they don’t want to listen. And, if it were only intelligent stubbornness. But when you start telling them, trying to convince them, and giving examples, reasons, and evidence, they just close themselves off, plug their ears, shut their eyes, and don’t want to hear or see anything. That’s why we will need to wait not only for unpleasant climate events, but for serious problems as well.
However, even small positive changes in our relationships with each other will have huge positive effects on nature because we would be changing on the level of intention and nature would change on its inanimate level.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/11/17
Our top priority today is to unify #Israel. We can build the Temple in our hearts, and reach a new pinnacle from which we shall not fall.
As long as there’s unity, love and camaraderie in the nation of #Israel, she need not fear anything. #AlAqsa #Jerusalem
#Israel will merit her name only if her society will be built on love toward others. -David Ben Gurion.
“Calendar” exile ended back in the times of the ARI (16th century), but the true exile is in us, and will end only when the nation is united
Jews know the secret to unity that solves all problems. And hatred toward them won’t stop until they reveal it for themselves and others.
The #Third Temple is what we build when unifying the hearts. There we will reveal the Creator—the quality of love between us.
#Temple isn’t a building, but a system of social order—a unified, indivisible society that can ascend precisely due to conflicts!
Al-Aqsa: Our problem is that we try to compensate for social rifts and schisms with moralizing or laws #Israeli
In studying #Kabbalah, we detach from the ego, and discover that it wasn’t us who suffered, but our former ego. This is how we escape exile.
Because we draw the world with our #ego against a background of white light, by controlling the ego as per Kabbalah, we can draw any world!
#Kabbalah. To #love truly means not to provide the beloved with all their needs, but connect them to the “channel of abundance.”
Since the time of Babylon, evil forces have always unfolded around this special date. #Tishabav #TempleMount
Our world is governed by two forces—the positive force and the negative force. #TempleMount
#Tishabav: the day when the First & Second Temple were ruined, which was due to the to the ruin of the spiritual unity within Israel.
From Twitter, 7/31/17
Question from Facebook: You recently published an article about the fact that women don’t want to have children and that their maternal instinct is fading. I didn’t understand why this call is to women and about women. Do women get pregnant by themselves and decide to have a child by themselves?
Have you checked with men whether they want kids; whether they want to bring up children and invest energy, money, care and the attention they deserve? If you haven’t, it sounds as if there is a separate state in which there are only women who have become egoists.
Answer: Neither men nor women are responsible for this situation, but all of society, which does not understand the purpose of life.
Society has become so egoistic that very soon robots will replace everyone. Everyone will have his own fully equipped and automatic apartment, and without leaving it, a person will feel as if he is on Mt. Elbrus in Switzerland or anywhere else, enjoying the fresh smell of a forest, the ocean, or anything one wishes.
While lying in bed, a person will be able to feel the warm sand as if he is lying on the beach, or to smell the campfire he is sitting around with friends. All these feelings will be conveyed to him by robots, by huge screens hanging on the four walls of his home.
At the same time, he will not owe anyone anything. A person will not need women, men, or children, no one… Moreover, if a couple of electrodes are attached to his head, he will feel happy even if all of the above did not happen. So what should one live for? It is better simply to not exist.
We will soon see advertisements on the Internet saying: “If you don’t want this fate, if you don’t want to exist, sign up.” This is what we are being led to, and it all begins from the lack of desire to have a family, to have kids, and to continue the human race.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17
The Creator is Kadosh (The Holy One) because there is a quality of bestowal in Him. Therefore, a person is called holy when he receives a special influence from the Creator that makes him giving and loving, and this affects everyone around him.
If you aspire to this, you will receive such an answer from the Creator and you will become holy, that is, a blessed one, giving and loving all others.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16
Answer: In every society there are potential positive and negative characteristics and qualities.
The uniqueness of a virtual group is the vast distances between you, and, in fact, you are not influencing each other physically. You influence each other only through your inner properties that you feel through the communications channels. And so this is much easier.
On one hand, I can connect with ten friends in a virtual group much more quickly than in a physical connection because through a screen, through the communications media, only what we want to convey to each other is transmitted. Therefore, it is much simpler.
On the other hand, there is an unlimited audience; billions of people throughout the world can connect.
Our connections today are universal, in various virtual forms, and we communicate between us at different times of day, and so forth.
In general, if you choose the system of connection between you correctly, then you can be very mobile and flexible so that you will constantly improve the connection between you until there is a real discovery of the Creator within it.
Question: How should we organize the practical work?
Answer: It is only through the connection between you.
Everything is understood only in the connection between people where we nullify our ego and create a good connection between us in its place where the Creator will be revealed. This is the practical work.
From a video conference with students of the Russian Education Center (MAK) 5/21/17
The growing Temple Mount crisis right before the 9th of Av is more than simply symbolic. Since the time of Babylon, evil forces have always unfolded around this special date. From the sin of the spies, through the ruin of the First and Second Temple, to the exile of Babylon, to the expulsions of the people of Israel from the land of Israel, and then from Spain, Germany and England.
Israel commits the biggest sins on the 9th of Av, and we are also punished for them on that day. This is because we are incapable of activating the positive force to which we hold the key. And we see the results all around us in the news, every hour of every day, leading right up to Tisha B’Av. We are the people of Israel, and for now, the ball is still in our court. We have to choose to unite and thereby activate the positive force, before it is too late.
The growing Temple Mount crisis right before the 9th of Av is more than simply symbolic. Since the time of Babylon, evil forces have always unfolded around this special date. From the sin of the spies, through the ruin of the First and Second Temple, to the exile of Babylon, to the expulsions of the people of Israel from the land of Israel, and then from Spain, Germany and England. Israel commits the biggest sins on the 9th of Av, and we are also punished for them on that day. This is because we are incapable of activating the positive force to which we hold the key. And we see the results all around us in the news, every hour of every day, leading right up to Tisha B'Av. We are the people of Israel, and for now, the ball is still in our court. We have to choose to unite and thereby activate the positive force, before it is too late.#TempleMount #TishaBav
Posted by Michael Laitman on Friday, 28 July 2017