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#Ego/driving force of civilization, is growing! Result: the world economy is collapsing, debt crisis growing, refugee masses will cause unrest. All this will force strong states to isolate, impose duties, build protection & borders from chaos. The US started it!
Kabbalah explains: there’s only one way to evolve – rise above the ego. It evolves & we aren’t contrary to nature when acting in accordance with egoism. We only bring the Creator’s force in the world, that will connect distant egoistic parts and lead all to peace & welfare.
Spiritual work doesn’t stop at Ego’s rejections. It’s necessary to recycle egoism into the property of bestowal (Binah) & then into the property of Keter (love), receiving in order to bestow. Hence, Ego shouldn’t be suppressed. We must tame it to do proper work for bestowal.
The Creator shows me my #Ego-opposite forms of Himself & I love Him above them for He is the property of absolute love. In rising above ego-calculations I achieve adhesion with Him. In the property of love I’ll see the reverse world/reality filled with bestowal & the Creator.
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It is written: “The greater the person, the greater his ego is.” If my ego grows and I keep cancelling it, then I grow. Equality is when everyone tries to rise above his ego. This makes us equal. Although we are all different in our egoism.
Pharaoh is desire to rule, rise over everyone & to trample everyone. It turns us into slaves of money, #social status, fashion. Egyptian executions, like our internal GPS, warn us: “Stop, make a recalculation of your path!” So we find “Moshe,” the power of unity & love!
Egoism is driving civilization; it grows & humanity is split. The world economy system collapses. Debt crisis, bubbles, stock market’s fall, refugee riots, fake news, and robots will make weak countries fall. Strong countries are forced to isolate themselves.
Before #Passover, I wish everyone in the world PA-SACH – to overcome the boundary between our world & the upper world.
This is the true meaning of the holiday.
It happens by correcting our ego with the upper Light.
In the corrected ego, we will feel the eternal, good upper world.
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Passover is an opportunity to pass over from a state of #divisiveness, disregard, and coldness in modern #society, to one of unity, care, and warmth.
10 united people are similar to mankind, and thus, by correcting relationships in a ten, we can correct all society since it is one #Soul. In an integral system, such as #Sujok acupuncture, by influencing 10 fingers, the whole body is healed. #WisdomofKabbalah_ML #Kabbalah
There is no leader in a group of Kabbalah students. One can have a duty or temporary authority. The main law of the group is total equality, regardless of experience, age, knowledge, etc. The main rule is: each one lowers himself and prays for everyone!
From Twitter, 3/29/18
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/29/18
Although the Jewish year formally begins on Rosh Hashanah, there is a more expansive view of the Jewish holidays that shows Passover as the start of the Jewish year. To see it from this perspective, we need to understand the deeper meaning of Passover.
Passover describes an inner process where a period of intensifying division leads to a decision to unite, followed by the discovery of a more unified state. Also, Passover points out what makes the Jewish people unique.
Read more about the deeper meaning of Passover:
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/28/18
When I comment on matters related to Donald Trump, I am not relating to his personality. Many see Trump as a poster child for the human ego, while the most basic understanding in the wisdom of Kabbalah is that all people are driven by their egos. Therefore, his public image is irrelevant to me.
What I am commenting on is the role he currently plays in the current state of global affairs.
Our world is in a developing crisis, and various interconnections being made by powerful global players who shape the world’s economy, politics and media only deepen the crisis, as they too are driven by the human ego. Therefore, if we weaken such egoistic connections, we alleviate the crisis, which can easily spiral out of control.
This is a natural dynamic that has nothing to do with Trump himself. I have expressed this many times before, but unfortunately, this message is not being clearly heard.
Trump represents an approach to global affairs that lowers the risk of another world war, specifically because he is tearing down certain international connections, as if holding the brakes, by trying to bring America back to where it was on the global economic map. As long as the world develops according to the human ego, such moves by Trump help maintain the relative peace in the world.
The ruling elites are attempting to join hands and increase their financial control by making various international trade agreements which ultimately strip the people of the world from everything they have. They produce the guise of economic development in some developing countries, but in reality, all the profits go to the elites, and all the burden falls on the masses.
Therefore, the current development toward global integration is not the kind of development that will benefit the world; it will only benefit those who are pulling the strings.
This is why these global players are opposing Trump. They hold much of the mainstream media in their hands, and they design the impression that most of the public and all sane people are against Trump. They also do well in staging what seem like natural waves of social protest.
Unfortunately, the propaganda and brainwashing are so powerful that even some of my students are being influenced, as they fail to see that there are vested interests working behind the scenes and that people don’t go out to protest without being manipulated into doing so. It’s a well-oiled machine, fueled by many millions of dollars.
So I don’t take my cues from what’s playing on the media or what most people say, and I also don’t work for Trump. I am explaining the world through the lens of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
I have no interest in playing the childish game of picking a side—being for or against anything. My commentary comes from a different level altogether: the natural forces at play. From that level, it’s perfectly clear that as long as egoists are driving global connections, it’s better to sever them than to strengthen them.
In general, I look at all the phenomena in the world as expressions of the fundamental laws of nature, and I use them to explain Kabbalah’s take on the process the world is going through.
Kabbalists write that “dispersing the wicked is better for them and better for the world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 8:5). In other words, the whole world will be better off if the ties between those powerful players are broken, as their egoism only serves to exploit all other people to the fullest.
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/28/18
Our evolutionary social development pushes us to utilize our wiring for human connection, to distill it through constant work on our relationships, and evolve to a new social reality. Rather than competing with robots for an old school job, let’s make our job the only function that no robot will ever replace, and find the kind of happiness that money will never buy.
The 2018 World Kabbalah Convention held in Israel was special. It was our most powerful and focused convention ever, uniting its participants in one desire for one goal. For the first time everyone felt that unity is possible! I hug and thank you all! Let’s connect in one heart and in the Creator!
If we begin to explain to a little three or four-year-old child our adult problems, obviously according to his mental, psychological, and spiritual development, he will be incapable of understanding them. He is not interested in them and they are not included in his definitions at all.
This is how we read books written by Kabbalists; we must try to realize that we do not understand what they say at all.
Let’s say we read the article “Concerning Love of Friends,” but we do not know what friends are or what love is. “Friends” in spirituality are parts of my soul; however, I do not feel them in this way. I immediately confuse the word “friends” with usual friendship in this world: with acquaintances, someone it is nice to spend an evening with or travel with, or with childhood friends.
However, here it has a completely different meaning. I want to reveal my soul, the eternal part of reality, but so far I only have a temporary, illusory existence in our imaginary world that really does not exist. Therefore, I must understand that the books speak of my eternal soul, which appears to me in the form of some special people I was brought together with by an upper governance, by the broken network of connections between us.
It is necessary to form a representation of such a system within ourselves, albeit still imaginary, but as close to the spiritual one as possible. Apart from this, we need to accurately define who is “a person” in general and “friends” in particular, and what is “love of friends”? Friends are not those with whom it is nice to hang out with, have a drink, a meal, or to dance or study with.
Friends are a special spiritual connection, which is not for the purpose of bringing pleasure to each other. Pleasure can only be the means. But in fact, the love of friends is when everyone acts instead of the other. This is one of the difficulties of studying Kabbalah.
The second difficulty is that we perceive the Torah as a story about our world: as if there is time, movement, and space, which do not exist in the spiritual world. Therefore, this “story” that we hear from the Torah does not exist as well! There is neither Egypt nor the Egyptian exile.
I should not imagine this has ever happened in our world. The Torah describes not historical events, but the sequence of preparatory states that Kabbalists went through in order to achieve the true and the only existing perception of reality.
So, I too should constantly imagine myself not studying history that occurred in the ancient times with a group of people fleeing from one place to another. It is not about this, but about a person’s sensory impressions, finding oneself in a state that he defines as spiritual exile, exile from the spiritual world. Then it is possible to imagine what the spiritual redemption and development is. It is only about what is happening within a person.
Every day I want to separate myself more and more from the stories, from history and geography, and explain them to myself at the inner, sensory level: mine or someone else’s who wants to develop spiritually. All this applies only to the period of a person’s spiritual development. Therefore, “love of friends” and, in general, the entire Torah should be considered only in the internal form, in relation to our development.
From the 1st Part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/6/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Pesach”
Corrections are possible only in a person who has already gone through Egyptian exile. The created being starts with the sin of the Tree of Knowledge and the shattering of the soul, and then the process of its correction takes place.
Therefore, it is clear that first the recognition of evil is necessary, the clarification of the state we found ourselves in after the shattering at the Tree of Knowledge, where the soul was divided into many parts that we now need to reassemble. This is along with that egoistic desire to enjoy, which so far rules our relations.
Thus, we attach all the unfolding evil inclination to the soul, which is being restored to us, that is, all the force of the Light that had been filling the soul and led to the rejection of each part from the others. When we reconnect them, working against the force of the Light that was once filling the soul and now became hostile to it, we attain the Creator’s and the corrected created being’s qualities.
However, this all begins from the recognition of evil of the state we are in now, with the revelation of the egoism ruling between us, rejection, hatred, misunderstanding, and the clarification of how deeply each one is immersed only in himself and unable to exit. All this is the very first and necessary stage on the path of studying the Creator.
All the articles about Pesach should be perceived only with reference to our distancing and connection. When we move away from each other, the evil forces rise and reveal a feeling of exile in us.
Then immediately we can talk about connection and correction, and redemption begins. That is, we must see everything in light of exile and redemption, distancing and rapprochement, revelation of the breaking and its correction.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/8/18, Writings of Rabash