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If the UN General Assembly were to convene today to discuss the establishment of the State of Israel, it is likely that its members would have voted against it, and possibly some would abstain.
The time has come to recognize that the Jewish state doesn’t have a lot of friends among the 193 countries that make up the General Assembly. The widespread support for the condemnation of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is further proof of this.
In moments like this, where we clearly see that almost the entire world is against us, we should stop and try to understand why we are so rejected, hated and unworthy in the eyes of the world. Is there a deeper cause for this aversion?
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, anti-Israelism is not a passing political phenomenon, but rather an expression of natural laws that govern human society.
About 4,000 years ago, the people of Israel were founded as humanity’s first model of social unity above differences.
Since then, they hold the key to social unity across all of human society. When the people of Israel unite above conflicts and disputes, they spread unity throughout the world, but when they are separated and distant from each other, they evoke the separative forces in the world, which repeatedly appear in bursts of resentment and hatred towards the Jewish people.
The irrational hatred growing stronger every day reminds us the hard way that we have a role. And even though we would be happy to shirk this role, it is impossible. The Jewish people carries within the social ideal of love for mankind above all differences, and only the return to the realization of this principle can eradicate the hatred of the world towards us.
Kabbalists explain that we, the Jews, determine the fate of the world. “Just as the organs of the body cannot exist for one moment without the heart,” the Book of Zohar states, “so all nations cannot exist in the world without Israel.”
Unity among the Jewish people enables unity around the world, and the separation between them also separates the other nations, essentially “sealing” the pipelines of the natural abundance that comes from unity. Thus, it provokes wars and hatred in humanity. This dynamic is what’s pushing the nations of the world to attack the spiritual root called “Israel” and try to destroy it, because it is inherently felt as the “source of all evil” in the world.
In the words of Yehuda Ashlag, the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century: “The Israeli nation was established as a ‘transit,’ which at the same rate that Israel itself is bonded, so they transfer their power to the rest of the nations.”
The decision taken yesterday in an emergency hearing, a resolution condemning Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calling for its nullification, should serve as a reminder of the Jewish role: to unite and be “a light unto nations.”
Answer: We are updating the connection that existed between us before the shattering; we are trying to strengthen it. This work, although it seems complicated to us, is actually quite simple.
There was a four-letter structure of HaVaYaH with all kinds of secondary private HaVaYaH. It was built from the first nine Sefirot. They had the Light, a screen, 288 parts, Lights (RAPACH). These first nine Sefirot were joined by Malchut to carry out the complete correction (Gmar Tikkun).
That is, 32 more pieces were added to RAPACH to make 620—a perfect structure. But it was impossible to do this because an additional desire to enjoy was revealed, which was not known beforehand, as in shattering of the vessels in the world of Nekudim.
This is how shattering happened—the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. These 32 parts, Malchut that cannot be corrected by the intention for bestowal mixed with all the nine Sefirot, including all their private sub-Sefirot, and because of Malchut, the entire structure shattered, which means it acquired the desire to receive for the sake of reception.
That is, the intention shattered and not the connection. The network of connections remained. But the type of connections within this network has become for the sake of reception, and therefore, it is called shattering. A good aspiration from one to another shattered and instead of it, an evil aspiration was revealed.
Now we need to fix this. But we do not have to search between whom and with whom to establish connections. The Creator brought a person to the group, to a teacher, to a good fate and said: “Choose this!” We just have to change the intention: what do I connect with others for, what do I want from this connection? That is, we do not correct the connections between us but only the type of these connections. And this is what the entire correction is about.
A connection between all people exists. It is only necessary to correct the quality of the connections: from the intention “for one’s own sake” to “for the sake of bestowal.” According to this, we will discover ever greater opportunities and new connections, but they will open up on the path of correction.
Therefore, all that we need to do is to acquire an altruistic intention instead of an egoistic intention, which will be revealed. We must only make efforts to transform same connections into bestowal. For this purpose, we study The Book of Zohar and the rest of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the lesson on The Book of Zohar 12 /20/17
The question is: why is the birth of a child painful for all parties, the growth of the muscles painful and destroys old structures, and illness (if we consider it to be a positive indication from the Creator that one should notice and correct) always painful in any case?
If there are no “bad jokes” in nature, why does the Creator torment us?
Answer: The Creator is nature; we associate the way we feel to Him, as if He feels the way we do. The problems of the still, vegetative, and animate are derived from spiritual actions, and therefore, we cannot avoid them.
My Comment: North Korea claims that the end of the world will begin with it: if something happens to us, then bear in mind, the same will happen to the world.
Of course they have little strength for this, but they do have the desire.
Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il is an intelligent person. He understands that he has many military leaders behind him, and the military industrial complex of North Korea, incidentally, is not bad.
I think that he needs this only in order to bring attention to himself, to his persona, to his nation, to his country. And he is doing it well. We must admit that the way all Western media write about him, it would cost so many millions of dollars to get them to print anything about him at all! And so, he shoots one rocket that flies over Saudi Arabia and what a resounding around the world!
So, I consider him a very good PR man.
Question: What is the purpose, according to the upper plan, of such points in the world as North Korea?
Answer: To pull strings.
It is very simple. The Creator needs to pull the strings of humanity’s egoism, strike a blow to our arrogance, so that no one raises his nose above his head. It needs to be shown to us, demonstrated to us, what we really are.
Look how completely out of control the mass media is today—what they are doing with the world, how they distort everything. They have the gall to take it upon themselves to define what is good, what is bad, and to shape the opinions and the consciousness of society.
Question: And what is the upper goal in all this?
Answer: So that in the end, when all this escalates beyond all boundaries and even to complete irrationality and meaninglessness, then the entire worthlessness of humanity’s consciousness, nature, and arrogance will be revealed.
Mass media!—What a name! But in the end, it will devour itself. And as a result humanity will profit; it will finally realize that, in itself, it can produce only falsehood.
Through this process people will acquire very powerful means for the correct kind of progress.
Question: In other words, I begin to realize that everything is a complete lie: that which I say, that which everyone else says; what’s going to happen to me then?
Answer: The realization that the entire world is compromised. We simply don’t know how to exist, what to do next. In other words, awareness of evil will be realized in full.
Question: And you call this point “good”?
Answer: Of course. From the realization of evil one can begin to build the good.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 11/6/17