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My Thoughts On Twitter 8/9/18

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The world will say the #Jews are controlling #Trump. It wants to abolish Israel as a state, strike it out of all international organizations, ban trade with us, and reject our planes.
Kabbalah explains: Only thus can the Creator compel us toward correction.

Hate toward #Israel is growing around the world. We will soon feel that we are surrounded and there’s nowhere to flee.
Kabbalah: our destiny is in our own hands. Our salvation is the pursuit of unity. “Love your neighbor as yourself” must be fulfilled for the sake of our survival!

Liberation is achieving what we wish for in exile. Exile gives rise to the right request, and I get what I want: to think only of the Creator, His contentment. And this is actualized through the same attitude toward the friends. So the group reveals the Creator between us.

If I know that there’s a condition in which I’ll wish to bring contentment to the Creator thru the friends, but now I still don’t have a desire for it and am unable to want it—then I’m in exile, controlled by the forces that don’t allow me to want it. This is the degree of exile.

Exile is a feeling of incapacity to give contentment to the Creator. I wish to, but I cannot. This feeling is called exile. Each condition is determined in relation to the opposite one. Therefore, there is no liberation without exile, and there is no exile without liberation.

Desires are constantly growing, so that we correct them in the connection between us and fulfill each other. Otherwise, desires grow and suffering will as well. They accumulate and will force us to realize that they come in to push us forth toward connection, bestowal, love of others.

Regarding the evolution: Desires grow—suffering grows. The only way to correct them is to turn them into bestowal. Suffering comes only to the desires that through unity can be turned into enjoyment. Great ego-desires are waiting to unfold in us. Correction is in unification.

Egoism develops to such an extent that its rule goes from being pleasant to unbearable, which pushes us to look for a way out of it.
From Twitter, 8/9/18

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Reincarnation In Spiritual Space

laitman_622.01Question: Is there reincarnation from Kabbalah’s point of view? And if so, what for?

Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, there is reincarnation, which is called Gilgulim, that is, circuits. These circuits, however, are not our lives, not the return to our world, that is, death and rebirth. They are the circuits in the spiritual space if we achieve it.

Our world has absolutely no circuits. The person who lives in his ordinary life just dies, that is, his animal life ends here. From this point of view, there is nothing in a person. There is a potential embryo of the soul that he did not realize, but it has nothing to do with the material body.

Question: But didn’t you say that reincarnation is a cycle of souls?

Answer: For this, you must attain the soul, and then you will participate in its circuits. But this does not depend on the life of the material body.

Question: Does that mean it can happen instantly, and then again after a few moments?

Answer: Not even instantly; it happens on a different time axis.

Question: What is reincarnation then? Is it an appearance of another desire?

Answer: Yes. Desires are constantly changing. My teacher wrote a few excellent articles on this subject. You can read them. The intention of the desire changes. The higher the intention, the more it is for bestowal, the higher the person. Changing one’s intention from small to large leads to such circuits.
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From TV program “News with Michael Laitman” 6/20/18

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The Influence Of Intention On The Earth’s Ecology

laitman_752.1Question: Does a person’s intention to inflict harm on another affect the inanimate and vegetative levels of nature? Kabbalah says that destructive hurricanes and other natural disasters are a manifestation of our actions toward each other. How we should understand this?

Answer: Since all nature is integral and completely interconnected, our impact on any of its parts affects all other parts. The higher the level of nature that we influence, for example, people, the more it affects all the lower levels: animals, vegetation, and the inanimate.

In contrast, if we exhibit some attitude only toward inanimate nature, it has a lesser impact on vegetative nature, an even lesser one on animate nature, and still less on humans.

It turns out that my bad attitude toward another person permeates the entire pyramid. This is the source of ecological problems and of everything else. We ourselves cause hurricanes, natural disasters, and other problems.

Previously, we were unable to affect anything with our intentions, but everything changed at the beginning of the last century. Look at what we did during the 20th century! Kabbalists say this is because humanity entered a completely new state.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the world population was two billion people, and this is about as much as the planet can sustain. Today, it has grown to eight billion. This suggests that over the past 100 years, we have really driven our system out of balance.

Question: Does this mean that two billion people cannot endure the current level of egoism and therefore there has to be eight billion?

Answer: If we were developing correctly, we would not need eight billion people.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 03/25/18

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What Is The Difference Between The Revealed And The Concealed Torah?

laitman_527.07Question: What is the difference between the revealed and the concealed parts of the Torah?

Answer: The concealed part of the Torah is the part that is revealed to a person when he works on his spiritual development. The Torah is completely opposite from what people think.

Question: So, is it always revealed and it only depends on us if it is concealed or revealed to us?

Answer: The Torah is the control system of the entire system of creation. It is concealed with respect to a person individually. However, to the extent in which we are able to participate in this system intelligently and productively, it is gradually revealed to us.

Question: But how is the Torah, as a system of the world’s control, connected to the book that was written 3,000 years ago? Is it the written Torah and the oral Torah?

Answer: They both describe the system we need to enter, learn about, and engage with.

Question: What is the oral Torah? It seems that there are some laws that were possible to describe on a piece of paper and there are laws that could only be passed down by word of mouth?

Answer: The oral Torah is a system of laws that was passed down from teacher to student: from Adam through 20 generations to Abraham and then through all the rest of the generations to Rabbi Shimon, the author of The Book of Zohar. Then it all became hidden. The knowledge about the world, about the individual’s work in drawing closer to the Creator is called “the Torah,” from the word “Ohr” (Light). This knowledge was gradually passed down through a small group of people in each generation. Only now, beginning with the Ari (17th century) and onward, everything began to be reborn.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/18/18

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Laying The Foundation For A Good Future

laitman_270Kabbalah is the science of connection. We have to unite because nature is pushing us toward this, pushing us to be together. If we do not want this ourselves, then nature will obligate us by force. There is no doubt that nature will win, since a person is very weak against the blows of nature. This is why it is not worth waiting for the blows, which will constantly grow stronger, because there are heavy clouds on the horizon already.

Our worldwide Kabbalistic group is in the vanguard of this movement, advancing ahead of everyone and opening the doors to unity for the entirety of humanity. We are testing how to achieve unity on ourselves because this condition has never before existed in the world. Once, thousands of years ago, this kind of unity existed but under completely different conditions, among people who did not resemble us in any way.

Our group, called “the last generation,” living in the world of egoism, serves as a laboratory for all of humanity. How to arrive at unity in the easiest and quickest way is tested on us. From our experience, we are building the foundation for those who will follow in our footsteps after us in the very near future. This can take another ten to twenty years, but in the end, all of humanity will come to unity. Therefore, let us hope that this advancement will come by a merciful path and not by the path of suffering.

Nature is a single system. All of its parts develop from a single desire as from a tiny grain of sand. The upper force, the Light, exploded this tiny grain of desire, from which emerged the Big Bang, and from this began the development of all matter: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and people on the planet Earth. Today, we are already at the very end of this evolution.

Along the way, matter moved through multiple metamorphoses and shatterings, and we need to correct them. After all, by correcting the shattering, we achieve the quality of the Light. The Light shattered the grain of desire and we must collect those broken pieces of desire and sparks of Light. Then, the whole Light will be able to enter the desire, and instead of a tiny grain, it will become enormous. That is why it is so important for us to achieve this unity. It means rebuilding the shattered soul of the first human being, Adam HaRishon.

Europe today testifies to how much this shattering is starting to be revealed. Kabbalists during the last several centuries wrote about our time, about our “last generation.” The world has moved toward the revelation of the evil of the egoism so much that in the next several years it will be obvious to everyone that a global crisis is occurring not because of problems with technology, economics, or ecology, but only because of the poor relationships between people, which prevent us from uniting. Humanity is forcing nature out of equilibrium because there is no balance or unity among us. This balance is what we need to re-establish.

Baal HaSulam wrote in the article “The Arvut” (“Mutual Guarantee”) that the final correction of the world is only possible after the unification of the whole of humanity. Nothing other than this is needed. We are learning about huge systems, about the shattering that took place in the upper worlds, but in essence, we are learning how to unite the single desire that was shattered into a multitude of opposing pieces.

We are those broken pieces that must unite, not physically, but in our desires and thoughts. We must unite these spiritual sparks within us into one system, we must feel how we complete each other, think about the one goal, help each other become one desire. This mutual desire consists of many different parts, but it is these differences that create the possibility for fulfillment. No one part looks like any other, but by uniting together, they create perfection.

By making a laboratory  of ourselves in which we practice this connection, we gradually reveal within it the manifestation of the power of unity, the upper force of nature called the Creator.1
From the Convention In Italy, “All As One” 7/26/18, Preparatory Lesson
1 Minute 2:00

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New Life #1026 – Freedom And Slavery, Part 3

New Life #1026 – Freedom And Slavery, Part 3
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Humans are different from beasts because we want to understand everything. The wisdom of Kabbalah does not give us answers directly but rather, explains how to reach a state where we reveal the upper worlds . All questions are answered in the state of true connection between people, which is in the upper worlds. The freedom of each person rests in his choice to correct his egoistic nature by changing his attitude to life and people.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1026 – Freedom And Slavery,” Part 3, 6/26/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/9/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “From the Bottom of the Ladder to the Permanent Dvekut

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 2, Part 7, Item 2

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

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