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Instead, it will come from the inner development of the human being, or if you will, our “spiritual” development.

How do my actions influence everyone else? We are entering an era where answers to these questions will no longer come from clergymen, government officials, laws and regulations, or any institution that aims to dictate people’s way of thinking.

As we relieve ourselves from the chains of the past and march into the future’s freedom, we have to cultivate human awareness to a whole new level. With every limitation that’s being lifted, one should ask himself: How am I connected to other people around me?

The transformation taking place in the conservative #Irish society reflects the global thrust of liberalization, shattering one social convention after another across modern human society. #abortionreferendum
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The fastest way to learn the Creator’s language is not to lose hold of him, like a baby cleaves to its mom. Everything that happens will happen to both of us—man and the Creator. We’ll advance quickly to the goal. While dependent on the Creator, I’ll grow until I become like Him

It seems like we make our own actions, but it’s actually the system operating for us. Even our disagreement/anger at it is already instilled in the system’s program. The system doesn’t react to our cries—it leads us through all the actions toward a specific state—#perfection.

But there is a world of difference between that and the idea of gradually moving mankind to Mars.

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Let me make it clear: I’m completely supportive of #scientific research in outer #space, setting up new labs where possible, exploring and gathering new knowledge.

And if we can’t do it well on the blue planet, we won’t do it well on the red planet either.

First of all, be sure that there is more than enough room for all of us to live on our current planet. Our problem is not the need for more space or resources. Our problem is how to live with each other. #sustainability

I was asked if I am excited by the #Mars colonization hype, powered by tech billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk?
Well, I’m not. And here is why.

Everything that happens in the world comes from One source, and only in order for us to hear and understand His conversation with us.
#wisdom #Kabbalah #quoteoftheday

Through mutual bestowal, the ten creates a net—Kli. It’s built not upon each one’s individual bestowal to others, but upon mutual, group bestowal. By that they gain a new DEGREE of bestowal, common bestowal of Keter, the Creator, and common Malchut, desire to bestow to Him.
From Twitter, 5/29/18

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The Work Of Man

laitman_292The work of man is to reveal his existing state and build a desirable state above it. The existing state is always bad because the evil of our egoism is revealed. However, this is actually good because the Creator is revealing our true state to us, and above it we need to build our desirable state. As long as the Creator is directing us, taking care of us, leading us, and bringing us closer to Him, we need to consider our state as perfect. There is an existing state that I feel bad in, and a desired state that I try to envision as perfect.

If I do not take into account the feeling in my desire to receive, then it completely changes my state: I find myself in the world of infinity, in the Creator’s domain, in absolute goodness, but of course, I feel the complete opposite in my egoism. Therefore, I have to trust the sages that the perfect state is the true one and I exist in it, only I do not feel it yet, as it is written: “They have eyes and see not.”

I see everything through my ego’s prism. However, if I rise above it, then I reveal my true state. Through this exercise we attract the reforming Light that influences us and raises us from the existing state into the desirable one. We, however, do not stop seeing ourselves in a bad state. We feel that the two states become more distant from each other, polar as two lines: the left is the existing state and the right the desired state. The existing state is the one we see in our world and perceive in our ego. Above it we build a desired state, imagining the world where a single Creator rules.1

Our state will never change because we exist in absolute rest, in Malchut of the world of infinity. Only the attitude to our existing and desired states determines the form of our reality, our relationship with the Creator, our place.

So we should not wait for the state to change by itself. We have to build our reality ourselves: we must completely separate our sensations from our existing state and imagine ourselves in the world completely in the Creator’s power, under the governance of the single force besides which nothing else exists.  This force allows us to feel a bad state in order to raise us. Even if I don’t understand or feel anything in spirituality, it is enough for me that I am connected with it, in a single point. For I know that the Creator exists in the world and rules over everything, including me.

However, unlike with the others, He lets me know about it! This alone is important to me: the Creator’s attitude toward me. This single point is what the whole world could be built on.2

I feel myself like a baby in the Creator’s arms, under His full care, and I rejoice in it like a baby in its mother’s arms. The states and times change: either the left line or the right, ascents or descents, but I always have to remain in the middle line. The Creator does not just throw me from one state to the other. I go through the states by myself and build the middle line out of them.

I rise above the right line and the left, above the growing darkness and the ever rising light and perfection, like in a cone, and include both of these states inside me.3
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/23/18, Lesson on the Topic: “The Work Between the Desirable State and the Existing State”
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Why Do The Nations Of The World Hate The Jews?

laitman_293Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: It is a fact that Israel is hated by all the nations, whether for religious, racial, capitalist, communist, or for cosmopolitan reasons, etc. It is so because the hatred precedes all reasons, but each merely resolves its loathing according to its own psychology. No counsel will help here, except to initiate international, moral, and Altruistic Communism among all nations.

Question: Why do the nations of the world have this feeling of hatred toward Israel?

Answer: The nations of the world sense their own empty egoism, their own unfulfilled desires, and at the same time, feel that their fulfillment of these desires must come through the nation of Israel. Since it is not coming, they consider Jews to be the number one problem in their lives. They connect all suffering with what they perceive as our not giving them enough, not bringing to them that which they consider a necessity.

Question: Why do the nations of the world intuitively feel this hatred, but Israel does not sense what is wanted of them?

Answer: The extent to which the nations of the world hate Israel is the extent to which Israel hates Kabbalah. We see this in the example of Baal HaSulam. Kabbalists were always unwelcomed, unloved, and subjected to exile.

The cause of the hatred in both instances is one and the same: the desire to attain the Creator, toward adhesion with the Creator. This is hateful to the nation of Israel and even more so to the nations of the world because it steers them toward a completely opposite course from the one of our world.

The nations of the world hate Israel for its general striving toward revelation of the upper world, and the nation of Israel hates the Kabbalists for its specific, individual striving toward this.

This formula will exist until such time as a certain turning point is reached and people come to understand that it is actually the Kabbalists who have the solution to the problem, the key to it.

Judaism must present something new to the nations. This is what they expect from the return of Israel to the land! It is not in other teachings, for in that we never innovated. In them, we have always been their disciples. Rather, it is the wisdom of religion, justice, and peace. In this, most nations are our disciples, and this wisdom is attributed to us alone.

By “Judaism,” Baal HaSulam meant the Torah, Kabbalah. “…return of Israel to the land…” signifies the rise to the upper world – to Bina.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 11/20/17

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What Is Primary: Form Or Matter?

laitman_571.03Question: What is primary from Kabbalah’s point of view: form or matter?

Answer: Of course, matter (desire). Desire develops to its egoistic form, and then this form goes through certain stages of development, awareness of itself as the opposite of the Creator, and then aims to correction and similarity with the Creator until it reaches complete similarity with Him. It is all form.

Baal HaSulam has a very interesting article, “Matter and Form in the Wisdom of Kabbalah.” I advise you to read it.

Question: So, are you a materialist?

Answer: We are involuntarily materialists because we work with matter, with the desire to receive, to enjoy, and to receive fulfillment.

Question: Spiritual practices, Kabbalah, etc. seem to be detached from matter to many people. But no?…

Answer: Those are not spiritual practices. This is a kind of inner psychological phenomenon that one imagines and nothing more.
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From KabTV: “News with Michael Laitman” 3/20/18

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New Life #999 – The Separation Among The People From The Destruction Of The Temple Until Today

New Life #999 – The Separation Among The People From The Destruction Of The Temple Until Today
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Since the destruction of the Temple, the people of Israel have been fulfilling Mitzvot physically without realizing that they need to be fulfilled spiritually according to the principles “love covers all transgressions” and “you shall love your friend as yourself.” After the people reached the peak of connection in the Temple, they descended into controversy and division and there was no need to discover the Creator. Disputes arose that were Lo Lishma or not for the sake of heaven, and Christianity and Islam developed. The people of Israel must first correct themselves by discovering the upper force that fulfills their connections. Then, they must correct the whole world and bring humanity to the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #999 – The Separation Among The People From The Destruction Of The Temple Until Today,” 4/17/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/29/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “The Work in Faith Above Reason”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 4, Chapter 5, Item 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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