My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/20/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The people of #Israel experience darkness and light adjacently and we gain discernments from these combined states. Our remembrance and #independence are as one, in the morning we mourn and in the evening we cheer. “And there was evening and there was morning, one day” (#Genesis 1:5).

The annual shift from #YomHazikaron, the day we pay homage to Israel’s fallen #soldiers and victims of #terrorism, to Independence Day, when we celebrate the establishment of the State of #Israel, is symbolic of the way we can only experience a rise after a preceding fall …

All that remains is to rekindle the national love that is dwindling, to revive the national essence that has been inactive for 2,000 years, to reawaken ourselves to unity and illuminate the light that #humanity subconsciously expects from us. #Israel

Struggles to build infrastructure and develop exports on a land that provides little natural resources has catalyzed our becoming one of the most technologically advanced nations. #StartUpNation

70 years have passed. #Wars and #instability with our every neighboring nation have spurred our development of a well-equipped #army and what has been ranked as the world’s mightiest air force.

However, not even a single day passed of relishing our #independence, and we were once again at #war to hold onto what we were given.
#middleeast #peace

After the utter horror millions of our ancestors experienced in the #Holocaust, the world had mercy on us and supported the establishment of our new national home: the State of #Israel.
#Israel70 (quote from @BIN )

… then we’ve been plagued with the constant phenomenon of #Antisemitism: from slander and blood libel to the devastating pogroms and the #Holocaust.

However, while doing so, since there is a seeded expectation in humanity’s subconscious upon the people of #Israel to bring a completely different kind of prosperity and growth than the materialistic version we’ve brought till now….

In exile, even while detached and dispersed around the world, we found ways to prosper and develop the countries we settled in, making our mark in #education, #economics, #science, #technology, #law, and #society. (#quote from @BINAlerts )

… We have endured states of bitter defeat, where unfounded hatred breached our unity, allowing the Roman Empire to take advantage of our disunity and bring about the ruin of the Temple.
See my full article on @BINAlerts

Darkness and light, descents and ascents, #exile and #glory, are all characteristic of the people of #Israel, ancient and modern. We have enjoyed states of blossoming unity and brotherly love at the time of the First and Second Temples ….

… Everything is included in one another, the good inclination and the bad inclination, right and left, #Israel and the rest of the nations, white and black. Everything depends on one another.”
The #Zohar, Kedoshim, 7-8.

“Out of the #darkness came forth light, and out of concealment came forth and revealed the deep. One came out of the other. Out of good came forth bad, and out of #mercy came forth #judgment …..

The ego grows—and I grow above it
Entering the sensation of the upper world.
That’s all there is to #Kabbalah.
From Twitter, 4/20/18

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Spreading Kabbalah: The Fuel For Correction

laitman_276.06From the time of the Ari and onward, the wisdom of Kabbalah was permitted to be spread among all the nations of the world. After all, the world entered the era of the Mashiach (Messiah), and therefore any spread of the knowledge of Kabbalah is to the benefit of correcting the world.

And before that, there was a prohibition on the spread of Kabbalah, as it accelerated the development of the world, which was detrimental to the people of Israel. It turned out that egoistic forces accelerate their development, outstripping the development of the forces of bestowal, that is, Israel. 1

The prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) said that the nations of the world will carry the sons of Israel on their shoulders to the Temple, that is, toward the end of correction, to complete adhesion between the Creator and creations. To ascend the mountain of the Creator is hard work, which is beyond the abilities of the people of Israel—light desires, desires for bestowal. Therefore, the spread of the wisdom of Kabbalah among the nations of the world is so necessary—it is the engine that will push the entire correction upward to the Mashiach. 2
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/16/18, Writing of Baal HaSulam, “Messiah’s Shofar
1 Minute 0:00
2 Minute 7:40

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Forming Qualities Like The Creator’s

laitman_259.01There is no Creator without creation. If there is no creation, then there is no concept of “Creator” at all—there is abstract upper Light in and of itself, called “Atzmuto” (His Essence). The Creator begins where there is already a certain desire in which, according to its properties, the upper Light can be revealed. Then the concept of the Creator and creation appears.

There is no creation without the Creator and there is no Creator without creation. That is, the upper force only has the form that a person prepares for it, as it is written, “You have made Me” and “My sons have defeated Me.” Our entire work is to prepare a special place for the revelation of the Creator, and it is realized in the ten. To the extent we can connect with each other, in the measure of our unity, we will attract the Light that reforms, which will improve our relations.

The Creator conveys Himself to the creations and helps them in everything so that they will discover Him more and more. The Creator reveals Himself in the ten to the extent we unite our forces and their level. This requires work to overcome, as well as the creation of special forms and qualities that correspond to the Creator.

The creation assumes the properties that the Creator possesses and tries to reproduce them, and the Creator shows the creation whether the creation’s assumptions were correct or not. This is how He teaches us the art of building the forms of creation similar to the Creator, that is, constructing a “human” (“Adam“).

There is no more exalted and interesting work than the disclosure of the Creator in the ten. It captures absolutely everyone, and it is impossible to remain indifferent. After all, we look forward to how we will build and discover the Creator, who will manifest Himself in the measure of our efforts and fill us. 1

The upper Light creates within a desire to enjoy all forms from the beginning to the end, and then disappears to enable us to repeat these actions, and thus study the whole process that we must go through in order to become like the Creator. Similar to a sculptor who creates a sculpture from a piece of marble, we sculpt the Creator from our desire so that it acquires the form of bestowal, and darkness shines like Light.

The forms themselves are not needed, but from them we learn who the Creator is, to whom we are going to become similar. In principle, this was the purpose of creation, and everything else was only the means to bring the creation to the Creator’s level.

Any action in one’s personal life and in the life of the group is meant only to reveal within us the wholeness of the Creator; everything is directed toward the end of correction and moves us toward one goal. And to what extent we will participate in it already depends on us. 2

To the extent that the creation succeeds in awakening the Creator, we feel ourselves as existing, understanding, and sensing. This is the whole meaning of creation. The living body differs from the dead one in that it attains something by itself. That is, everything must be preceded by one’s desire.

The general desire to enjoy is created by the Creator, and its filling, its satisfaction, is also in the Creator’s hands. But to connect the desire with the filling is our task.

Who is a human being? It is one who understands, is aware, prays, and applies efforts to connect the desire with the fulfillment. Why do I want to tie them together? In order to become similar to the upper one, my Creator. For this purpose, I have been given these two forces. On one hand, the desire, and on the other hand, the power of Light. In this work, the creation manifests its desire to resemble the Creator and thus proclaims that “There is none else beside Him.” 3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/16/18, Preparation for the Convention in New Jersey
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 9:50
3 Minute 47:00

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Religion—The Imaginary “Spiritual Sphere”

Laitman_088Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: However, according to man’s merit, who consists in intellectual preparation, he continued to develop through deeds and suffering, and assumed religion, politics and justice, and finally became civilized.

What does religion mean? It is when a person creates a spiritual world in his egoistic desire, not because of his birth into spirituality, but within himself, within his egoism.

Religion is the reflection of that “spiritual sphere,” which he imagines for himself: angels with wings, the Creator sitting on a cloud, heaven, hell, and so forth. All of this is created inside egoism, for its own benefit.

Indeed, this entire development was placed solely on the shoulders of the better part of society, and the masses followed them like a herd.

Without a doubt, all sciences, arts, education, and religions were established and introduced to the masses so that people would follow qualitative minority like a herd. But even this “head” of humanity is still an egoistic part, which developed  a system of control, achievement, and religious movements for its own benefit, so they could experience maximum comfort in every period of time.

When the masses opened their eyes to take their fate into their hands, they had to revoke all the corrections and laws of the assertive, being religion, justice, and politics. This is because these were only according to the spirit of the assertive, according to their development and for their own good.

Question: In other words, at some point there was a protest from the masses?

Answer: It depends on where and how. Of course there were some serious attempts at uprising, for example, in Christianity: Calvinism, Lutheranism, and other religious movements. In the Christian and Muslim religions there was a serious departure from the initial true aspects of their religions. Then they once again fell into an ever-growing egoism.

The same thing happened in Judaism, which was initially developing under the influence of the altruistic part, Kabbalah, completely detached from the material condition. But then everything died out.

During the time of the Second Temple, the Jews fell completely back into egoism, into mutual hatred, and since that time that is how we exist. We even forgot that at one time we lived by the law of love, and now we dwell in hatred, like in ordinary life. Naturally, we experience ourselves as normal people, even righteous, completely unaware that we are in the purest egoism.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 9/11/17

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What Do Dreams Mean?

627.2Question: What do dreams mean?

Answer: I heard from Rabash and see it myself from the system of governance that dreams in our world are no more than a consequence of things experienced during the day.

Sometimes, there are prophetic dreams and a person sees something in the future. I also have had such states. This happens because we disconnect from our egoism and rise to the next level where everything already exists: the past, the present and the future. We connect to a flow of information where time does not exist.

Therefore, there are people with increased sensitivity who can really predict the future. There is no need to be a Kabbalist for this.

Question: How can one see the future if everything depends on a person? Does it already exist?

Answer: It exists no matter what a person does. A person changes the future, but it is already prepared.

Question: If we are talking about the end of an action, do we mean the very last action of correction?

Answer: We mean the very last action from what must happen now, according to the plan.

Question: There even is a principle: “We were like unto them that dream.” What is this about?

Answer: When we return to the state of complete correction, we are acting as if in a dream. We cannot imagine how much the upper Light completely controls us.

“We were like unto them that dream” is a phrase from King David’s Psalms. Everything written in Psalms is absolute Kabbalah.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/19/17

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New Life #975 – Humanity’s Next Developmental Level

New Life #975 – Humanity’s Next Developmental Level
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

On the next developmental level, spiritual people will live above the limitations of time, space, and motion. Humans will finally find happiness, fulfillment, and perfect satisfaction through the acquisition of a new desire for love and pure giving. This new world will not have limits as we do now. Currently, we are not happy despite endless technological advances and having everything that we could ever want. Nature has programmed our development from having an animalistic nature to embracing the intention to give, according to the original thought of creation.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #975 – Humanity’s Next Developmental Level,” 3/6/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/20/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Discovering the Creator’s Force in the Ten” (Preparation for the Convention “All As One” in New Jersey 2018)

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3, Chapter 10, Item 2

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Exile and Redemption”

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