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My Thoughts On Twitter 8/5/18

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Our entire mission in spiritual development is to follow the Creator’s work, agreeing with it as much as we can, with the group’s help. The Creator awakens darkness against the light—He distances Himself, turning back, like a deer running away-thereby calling us to follow him.

#Israel as a Jewish nation-state is a state that exists by Jewish law, stated in the Bible as, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is the code of the nation and the world, the code of mankind’s global, integral development. If we implement it, we will have eternity.

When turning to the Creator for help, remember that He’s the one that gave you the feeling of helplessness. I agree with Him and thank Him for it.
Because even though I feel bad, He is with me now—now my prayer will be mature and wholesome, and I’ll be the Creator’s partner.

We must clearly delineate corporeality and spirituality, outside and inside of us. There’s the “donkey” – my nature, and Me – the human seated atop the donkey, wishing to delight the Creator. Two degrees/worlds, both necessary.
But the Creator will save the human and the beast!

I feel the friend if I invest myself into acquiring qualities similar to his. I then discover that he is perfect because I have partially become perfect. But I feel egoistic. My good deeds are reflected in the fiends, while my flaws are reflected in me.

On the spiritual path, we shouldn’t fear or avoid darkness of desires.
We must deal with the emptiness, the “vessel”—scrutinize it in the upper light, and come out to the Creator, who created emptiness in me to push me forward. When I understand this, I turn to Him the right way.
From Twitter, 8/5/18

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Immigrants In Europe

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/5/18

An example of failing global affairs: when the new Italian government made it clear that it would not be “Europe’s refugee camp” and refused to bring in ships with immigrants, the implication was immediately evident in its neighbor, Spain, where 22,000 immigrants have arrived since the beginning of the year.

The Spanish government does not meet the burden: there are not enough policemen, not enough beds, not enough food. But this isn’t Spain or Italy’s problem, it’s the continent’s problem. EU leaders fail to present a true, long term solution, as they make a decision to open or close their gates based on political, economic and reputational reasons.

But mass immigration is only a symptom. It joins a long list of intricacies that make up a multi-faceted global crisis facing humanity—socially, economically, and ecologically. And all those challenges share a common root: the incompatibility of a divided humanity with an increasingly interdependent world.

Europe is where many of the global challenges are rising to the surface at once, demanding to be solved. As part of that, today’s Europe is eating the bitter porridge it has cooked for itself since the days of the capitalist colonialist race of the late nineteenth century, where European powers were hungry for the wealth of natural resources and cheap manpower of Asia and Africa.

The European pride tells a story of moral and cultural contribution to primitive Third World populations. But in practice, history shows that many countries that were under European rule did not receive the educational, economic, and political means to enable them to join the rest of the world as equals. In fact, European countries uprooted the ancient spiritual values from Africa with the dissemination of Christianity, and led to ethnic segregation, and even brutal civil wars, with their agenda to divide and conquer.

Today, the boomerang is flying back to hit Europe. The swarms of African immigrants that flood its gates pose a socioeconomic burden on countries, while millions of Muslims are gradually reshaping European culture.

Sooner or later, we will all recognize that humanity has become one large colony that inhabits immigrants from almost every country. In parallel, our inevitable global interdependence will necessitate us to make significant socioeconomic changes, to balance the standard of living across all countries.

“Do not be surprised if I mix together the well-being of a particular collective with the well-being of the whole world,” writes Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag in his article “Peace in the world.” “Because indeed, we have already come to such a degree that the whole world is considered one collective and one society… Therefore, everyone must care for the whole world in order to ensure his own existence.”

Global vision, an integral feeling, cooperative thinking are just some of the principles of the new approach we must cultivate within us. A fundamental change in human awareness is bound to happen. If we see the necessity for this in advance, and move toward it of our own accord, our “migration” to a new connected world will be a lot more peaceful.

The Action Is The Reward

laitman_231.04Question: If the whole world is inside me, then time is also inside me. Can you explain how to manage time inside oneself?

Answer: Imagine that there is no time. There is no next moment, as it is said: “Freeze the moment, it is magnificent!”

That is how you should act: there is no time, only a moment of my utmost adhesion with the Creator. Time is a psychological phenomenon. In Kabbalah, time is the frequency of change of spiritual states, not the ticking of the clock. The faster the states change, the faster time passes.

Question: So, if I do something and expect that a month or a year later I will get paid, is the expectation itself called time? But if I receive the payment right away, at the time of the action, then time seems to disappear?

Answer: When the reward occurs at the time of the action, meaning that the action is the reward, then there is no time. That is the magnificent moment.

Question: It follows that this moment is the best one in the life of the Kabbalist? He never thinks of the future?

Answer: The Kabbalist lives in both states simultaneously: in his personal state as well as in the collective one. He has to be concerned about the general correction of the world. For him, an action directed at the correction of the world is the reward. If the Creator gives him this opportunity, by doing so He is rewarding him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/4/18

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New Life 1022 – Integrating In Society. Part 1

New Life 1022 – Integrating In Society. Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Proper social integration is built between two sides. Balance occurs when each person provides the other with goodness. We are social creatures. We fear rejection and long for acceptance. Every person has a unique characteristic that should be cultivated and shared. We need to be taught about the worth of connection, why rejection happens, and how to awaken a desire in others to connect with us.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1022 – Integrating In Society,” Part 1, 6/12/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/5/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “From Helplessness to Crying Out to the Creator”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 2, Part 6, “Histaklut Pnimit,” “Seder Siba ve Mesubav,” Item 30

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar

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