My Thoughts On Twitter 6/6/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Living in perpetual anticipation,
Holding my breath,
Here it comes…
#poetry #Wisdom

Study of The Book of Zohar exceeds any other study, even if one doesn’t understand or reads it incorrectly—it’s still a great correction of the soul.
The Book of #Zohar holds the deepest secrets, and though they may not be clear, they accelerate attainment of creation.
CHIDA

Study of The Book of Zohar specifically in our time is absolutely necessary to guard against #evil. In our generation, so remote from the upper root, there is no one to protect us but the wisdom of Kabbalah, so all that is concealed may be revealed.
Y. Tzemach
#ZOHAR

There are many fools who avoid studying the secrets of The Book of Zohar, the essence of our life. If they heeded my words, they’d engage in The Book of Zohar and corrections every day, which would annual all misfortunes and draw the light of abundance (Notzar Chesed).
#ZOHAR

The significance of studying The Book of Zohar is known, as the ARI said: one day of studying The Book of Zohar and the secrets of the Torah is equal to a year of simple Pshat (written Torah) study.
(Preface to The Book of Zohar, Liborno edition)
#ZOHAR

In fact, it is the very foundation that brought the people of Israel together in the first place. #unity

This is specifically the kind of example that Israel has to show the world, and is exactly the message that the nations of the world expect from us. We have to showcase the ability to go beyond the ego, which stirs strife between people and nations, and act toward human unity.

Instead of playing political games for power and status, in this case we should have risen above our petty ego, acted more mature and made a concession, just as we do with our children for the sake of keeping #peace in the family.

So why didn’t it happen? Because unfortunately the ego blinds us once again. We couldn’t see that having the game in Haifa would clearly have a positive impact on Israel’s image, friendship between nations, while lowering hostility in the whole region.

Moreover, we could have opened the tribunes equally to both sectors and gained the world’s appreciation. #Israel #PR

We could have easily turned hostility into friendship by simply keeping the game in Haifa, a city which symbolizes some degree of co-existence between #Jews and #Arabs.

Sadly, Israel’s politicians made bad moves trying to politicize this event as well, and lost a perfectly good opportunity for a friendly and positive event to take place right here in #Israel. #Football

The Argentinian delegation is undoubtedly right. They are not supposed to risk themselves in light of dangerous conflicts that may erupt in #Jerusalem.
#Messi #Argentina @TimesofIsrael

The Book of Zohar is called the Book of Radiance since the light it radiates comes from the upper radiance. Through its light, those studying it affect the upper providence and reveal the Torah’s secrets. This is why it’s called The Book of Zohar, originating from radiance.
-Ramak

Man always has an opportunity to turn to the Creator and bring about correction IF he perceives everything taking place as coming from the Creator, and all his actions as going to the Creator.
Try thinking this way and watch your life transform!
#Spiritualwork_ML #Kabbalah

Unfortunately the ego blinds us once again. We couldn’t see that having the game in #Haifa would clearly have a positive impact on Israel’s image, friendship between nations, while lowering hostility in the whole region.
#messi #Israel #ArgentinaNoVayas

We could have easily turned hostility into friendship by simply keeping the game in Haifa, a city which symbolizes some degree of co-existence between Jews and Arabs. See my full post >> 
#Messi #Israel #ArgentinaNotGoing

The more diverse the people in the group, the faster they’ll sense opposition and will have to overcome it. In the differences, they’ll feel the force of unity and the might of the Creator’s revelation. But the Creator arranges challenges for those with similar personalities too.

Those who attain The Book of Zohar will shine like the firmament, by returning to the Source. #Zohar

The evolution of #shopping is only a superficial layer of what is happening. We, as human beings, are evolving as well. At the core of our #evolution is the engine of human desire, which drives all our choices and preferences ….

In 2017 the Buy American, Hire American program was launched in the US to bring production and jobs back to the US. #Trump is a businessman and does what is good for #America. The steps he’s taking are systematic, thought-out, and long-term. I put my bet on him. Best of luck!

There’s nothing outside of us besides a perpetual force, we just don’t feel it. We are born with a specific program, the basic egoistic software.
We shape the world around us.
If we rewrite our program, we will see a different #world.
#Reality_ML

The fulfillment we look for is less apparent and more internal, less material and more #spiritual. The younger generation may not know exactly what they’re looking for, but they’re beginning to sense that it’s not in their external appearance. #fashion

#Fashion transforms and adapts itself according to the #evolution of human desire, and so it reflects the desires of #society as a whole. And where is our desire headed these days? It is looking for a more inner fulfillment.

From Twitter 6/6/18

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We “Outgrew” Clothes

273.02In the News (Bloomberg): “The Death of Clothing”

“The apparel industry has a big problem. At a time when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, wages are rebounding and consumers are eager to buy, Americans are spending less and less on clothing.

“The woes of retailers are often blamed on Amazon.com Inc. and its vise grip on e-commerce shoppers. Consumers glued to their phones would rather browse online instead of venturing out to their local malls, and that’s crushed sales and hastened the bankruptcies of brick-and-mortar stalwarts from American Apparel to Wet Seal. …

“Apparel has simply lost its appeal. And there doesn’t seem to be a savior in sight. As a result, more and more apparel companies—from big-name department stores to trendy online startups—are folding.”

My Comment: The point here is not at all in fashion and not in the fact that there is a large amount of affordable goods. It is just because our egoism, our desires, outgrew clothes. Today you are not judged by your appearance. People are looking for something internal, something more elevated. The superficial things are gradually receding and these changes come from within.

Over time, only the good, correct attitude of a person to others will be appreciated, when he understands that he exists in a uniform society where all people are united and equal for the attainment of the next degree of our development.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/18

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Discovering The Greatness Of The Creator

laitman_263There is nothing in reality other than the Creator and the created beings. Therefore, all the created beings need to do is discover the Creator. It is possible to discover Him only from feeling a deficiency for Him because we feel everything only in the measure of deficiency.

Initially we do not feel any deficiency for the Creator: we are in concealment. This is the entire difficulty because we want to work against the concealment of the Creator: wanting something we do not want and yearning for something we do not yearn for. Therefore, the entire work is in concealment. The Creator is hidden and His greatness is also hidden from us.

In fact, the Creator could easily reveal His greatness to the created beings. Then the created beings would understand that they are completely dependent on the upper one. In this case, all the created beings would obviously run to the Creator and be fully devoted to Him. After all, there is nothing more beneficial than connecting to the source of life.

However, the Creator wants the created beings to be devoted to Him not because they depend on Him, but because of their consciousness and awareness of His greatness and uniqueness. That is, they will adhere to Him not as the source of their existence, but due to His qualities of bestowal and love.

This is the only reason that the created beings want the Creator. There is a special condition here: the Creator is revealed only if the created being aspires to Him because of His greatness and uniqueness.

Initially this does not apply to a person in any way. He does not feel any need for these qualities, but gradually he begins to appreciate them as the most important ones. Thus, he begins to work with the soul’s devotion, where the fact that his corporeal life (and even his very existence) depends on the Creator is no longer important to him. He is ready to give all of it up in order to acquire the Creator’s qualities of bestowal and love.

This comes not due to any personal gain of the created being, but rather from his appreciation of the greatness and uniqueness of the Creator. In this intention to bestow to each other, the Creator and the created being rise above personal gain.

The Creator seemingly sends us problems of different intensities, from tiny things up to the greatest ones. The created being, however, needs to rise above all these problems in his attitude to the Creator in order to show that there is nothing personal in their relationship. Neither of them wants to receive any personal gain, comfort, or pleasant sensation from the other. All they receive from each other is an opportunity to prove that they are above personal egoistic filling in the heart and in the mind, and that they care only for the benefit of the other. That is, the created being acts for the benefit of the Creator and the Creator acts for the benefit of the created being so that eventually they come to complete, unconditional love, which definitely does not include any personal calculation.1

Due to the fact that we are constantly making efforts to connect with the friends, even artificially, and overcome the burdening of the heart, we are building ourselves. Although we do it all at the corporeal level in order to unite in the corporeal form, we receive a spiritual Kli in return that is not built from our efforts, from our earthly heart or mind.

This is how we rise. The corporeal heart and mind stay on the corporeal animalistic degree, and the efforts are just a preparation to receive a force of faith, within which we will be able to discover ourselves in one soul. This is a completely different feeling. After all, faith belongs to spirituality.

In spirituality, no one feels himself as existing separately, on his own, but only together. This is a new concept. This common “I” where all connect as one is called a man (Adam).2

We need to give a full measure of exertion against our egoistic desire. However, these exertions on their own do not build anything spiritual but only create conditions for receiving the spiritual vessel. The spiritual vessel is not built from our corporeal efforts, but these efforts are necessary in order to receive the quality of Bina—the soul—from above.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson on 5/17/18, Lesson on the Topic, “The Greatness of the Creator”
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2 Minute 63:07
3 Minute 66:25

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 12/3/17, Part 1

laitman_533.02Question: By what means do we measure spiritual distances?

Answer: In the spiritual world, distances are measured by differences in characteristics.

Question: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, each one lives in his own small world, in his own personal reality. Is there some kind of common and united realty?

Answer: No, there is only the Creator. Through Him, we begin to perceive and understand our common Kli, our shared mutual connection, His revelation within us.

Question: If two systems come out from the Creator, both the evil and the good, why can I not see good and evil in a friend who is managed by the Creator 100 percent?

Answer: Both the friend and the entire world must be seen as the revelation of the Creator.

Question: How does one correctly understand people and have concern for them? Are we to write it all off to nature and the Creator in one person, or are we to see the control and action of the Creator through people on oneself?

Answer: See it as the activity of the Creator through people on me. I never see the revelation of the Creator in nature and in humanity. I see what is clearly presented to me.

Question: So, I don’t need to correct anything within me except my attitude toward others. Is my attitude toward others not within me?

Answer: Yes, but it is possible to correct this. I need to relate to others as I do to the Creator. When the entire world, except for me, is filled with the characteristic of bestowal and love, then I will be able to connect myself with this characteristic.

Question: We encounter the expression: “I am lovesick” (Song of Songs 2:5) in the wisdom of Kabbalah. What is this talking about?

Answer: That is what Malchut says in relation to Keter (the Creator) when she attains the characteristic of Bina on the way to the Creator. When Malchut attains Bina, she first acquires the full characteristic of bestowal, and after that, through her ascent from Bina to Keter, she acquires the characteristic of love as well.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/3/17

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New Life #986 – Spiritual Art, Part 1


New Life #986 – Spiritual Art, Part 1

Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Art comes from the person’s urge to express himself and resemble the Creator. The Creator has no form. It is the force of bestowal and renewal. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, true art expands our horizons and rises above all limits. It provides a new perspective on the world, which can only be achieved through the power of faith. The secret of creativity is attained when we connect with the upper force and build forms of bestowal for everyone.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #986 – What Is Art?”, 3/27/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/6/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 4, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 2, Item 23

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