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Since Jews are comprised of 70 tribes of Babylon as a minimodel of the world, its nations pressure Jews to unite so that the world nations can also unite. Israel’s vitality was in unity and it fell due to hatred. Israel’s condition projects the condition of the nations of the world
The principle “Love others as yourself” isn’t a fantasy, but nature’s rule for us to reach a higher rung of existence, where the governing forces, our thoughts, desires, eternal motion, and perfection are born. It’s the level of the Creator—the upper force, the goal of our evolution.
Jews aren’t a nation, but a group assembled by Abraham from 70 tribes of Babylon. “Jew” (Ivri) is the transition from egoism to altruism. Isra-el means “aspiring to the Creator.” Israel is a small model of the world, destined to be an example of spiritual ascent to other nations.
We have to constantly prove the legitimacy of our existence to the entire world. Kabbalah says that Israel can exist only to indicate to the world the purpose of its existence—to unlock the upper world through our total unity, to unlock the heavens in our existence! #Israel
The world will end Israel by removing it from all organizations, a collective boycott. Trump carries a new trade and finance ideology. The world will resist and make the Jews take the blame. But it’s in our hands to convey the message of Kabbalah about unity to ourselves and the world.
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The coming of the month of Elul and the Tishrei holidays symbolize the coming of a new era for man. What understanding does man reach during this period, what does the word “Elul” mean and what kind of soul-searching is done here?
Here are some videos to help you learn about the spiritual meaning of the high holidays.
The Times of Israel published my new article “Beyond Israel’s Nation State Law”
Israel’s nation-state law has clearly managed to touch a nerve for many around the world. My article about it drew a slew of both positive and negative comments.
I will refer to one which was characteristic of most comments and also raised an important question: “Perhaps you could provide practical steps to reach unity, or explain what it means to be in unity. I think there are many people ready to move to that stage but they don’t really know how, because after the wonderful article, the comments are full of conflicts and self-justifications…”
In order to understand how social change can take place in Israeli society, we have to reconstruct the unique birth story of the Jewish people. Keep in mind that much more than a piece of history, it describes the global purpose for which Israel was created, extremely relevant to our day and age.
About 3,800 years ago, in Mesopotamia, which is today’s Iraq, the cradle of human civilization existed in natural brotherhood and a sense of shared destiny, as a united universal family. The pagan society of those days didn’t aspire for much more than leading a peaceful life, and fulfilling their basic needs for food and shelter. Instinctively, treating each other like kin, they established a thriving agricultural society.
But then, a radical development of human desires took place in ancient Babylon. Humanity’s “egoism” began to grow and they suddenly demanded to get much more out of life. An outburst of egoistic desires violated the harmony that prevailed among human beings. Their ego began to separate them and urged them to put their personal benefit at the expense of others. Thus, humanity’s first social crisis transpired.
In the midst of the Babylonian crisis, one priest named Abraham was highly aware of what was happening. He began to investigate the reason and purpose for the growth of the human ego, and uncovered the natural system that all human beings are part of, and the natural force that binds them together.
Abraham discovered that in order to balance the negative force of egoism, humans have to make a conscious effort to awaken the positive force of connection inherent in nature. In other words, the common efforts to cultivate unity above the egoistic rejection uncovers a spiritual space between people, where they can sense the wholeness and harmony of nature itself.
Abraham formulated his discovery into a method, and embarked on an extensive campaign to spread it among the Babylonians who would follow him. His method was later to be called “the wisdom of Kabbalah.”
Those who gathered around Abraham were representatives from every nation of ancient Babylon. They were, in effect, a mini-model of humanity. And what brought them together was only their common spiritual desire to rise above their egoistic differences and find a higher level of unity. Abraham’s group would later be called the people of “Israel,” a combination of the words “Yashar” and “El,” which means directly towards the force that governs all of nature.
In today’s Israeli society, and even more so in global society, human relations are more broken and polarized than in ancient Babylon. And just as Abraham assembled the first people who identified with the message of oneness above differences, we, too, must come together and rediscover the concept of “Israel.”
First we have to spread awareness of a higher level of unity as a solution to all our troubles. We have to foster social discourse about our united future. These discussions must be conducted according to rules that maintain positive connections: we should express our opinions freely, we can argue, and we shouldn’t blur our differences, and yet, we have to do it like a warm and loving family that has a common goal: unity above the ego.
From one such discussion to another, we will necessarily begin to sense an awakening of the natural bond between us. This sensation is rooted in our spiritual DNA, but it has to be activated, and only a healthy and thoughtful environment will allow us to do so.
As we become stronger in our unity, we will muster the strength to bring about significant changes in society, and we will also be able to demand that state institutions contribute their part in this socio-educational endeavor.
But the effort to unite is mostly an effort of one’s heart. Alongside social and global stages that will gradually take shape, each and every one of us should relate to our society as a mini-model of the human family.
What happens with Israel radiates to all of humanity. This is how nature created the “people of Israel” and the reason for the gut-level feelings directed at Israel on so many fronts. We have to usher in the next degree of human connection. Anyone who feels it, is welcome to start now.
The day of the Creator is the state when a person does not feel any shortage in anything and is ready to remain in this state all his life and beyond, under one condition: that he will always have the desire to bestow to the Creator. And this is without any answer, knowledge, or compensation, just to do something good for the Creator, and no one will know, including the Creator himself, that a man exerted for Him.
And the way to check it is joy, a sense of perfection. This means that a person is already at the end of correction because he wants nothing except this. Such a state is called “The day of the Creator.” Any person, no matter where he is, can imagine and constantly strive for this. Otherwise, it will not be called a day and perfection.1
Discontent is an obstacle to perfection. Everything is measured relative to a person. The way he evaluates his state is how his state is. To want more than what you have is already a luxury. After all, it turns out that you are dissatisfied with what you have received from the Creator. This is a huge obstacle standing in everyone’s way to perfection.
In fact, we are in an ideal state, at the end of correction, in the center of all the upper worlds, in the world of Infinity. All changes occur only within a person. Therefore, if he considers his condition as perfect, then he is already on the spiritual ladder, in a spiritual state.
Therefore, everything depends only on us. We should not wait for something to come from above. We can only ask for our correction; there are not any changes to expect in the upper, outside ourselves. It is only necessary to decide in each state that you are in perfection and want nothing for yourself but only to bestow everything you can. We need to aspire for such a state because this is the truth.2
Once a person feels that the Creator is not good to the created beings, he begins to argue with Him, to accuse Him, even to hate Him. Therefore, we need to strive at every moment with all our strength to see the world as good, the created beings in good states, the Creator bestowing to them all the blessings, and to be able to justify Him in all situations that seem to us inappropriate for a good governance.
We must try to see the world as it appears in the eyes of the Creator and not in our spoiled perception. Meanwhile, everything is forgiven to us, but later on we will see that it is a great crime to condemn the governance of the Creator. You must always strive to be as high-spirited as possible, otherwise you are cursing the Creator, hardening your heart with egoism.
First of all, it is necessary to decide that the Creator is good that does good, and the whole world is in perfection, and we condemn it only to the extent of our corruption.3
If the Creator moves away from a person, then the whole desire for the work of the Creator disappears. And this is called that the Creator turns his back to a person. After all, the face of the Creator is His desire to bring good to the created beings and the back side is quite the opposite. The Creator purposely shows a person His back side so that he or she will aspire to adhesion with the Creator and will not want to remain in a degraded state. It turns out that the face of the Creator is hidden inside the back side.
We need to constantly keep turning the back side of the Creator into the front one and thus to achieve adhesion. The upper one always shows us his opposite side if we are ready to accept it, and we raise the back side to the height of the front side and in this way adhere to the Creator.
Due to this, we ascend together with the AHAP of the upper one. The upper one puts his AHAP into us and we see His other side. And if we grasp it and try to see the face of the upper one in it, then in this way we raise ourselves along with His back side.
In this way we use this elevator every time: the upper one descends to us, and we ascend to Him, He descends, we ascend—in such a zigzag elevation.4
If it were not for the darkness, we would not have a slightest chance to attain the Creator. It is necessary to understand and appreciate this and not to hide from the dark, but to turn darkness into Light. From all the forms of darkness one must see how to adhere to the Creator. One should not neglect the darkness because the whole creation is darkness. The darkness is the creation.
All the forms are in the letters, which are black. And the white color does not add anything except emphasize the darkness, the black letters. Therefore, it is necessary to help each other maintain the spirit in the group and keep up through our mutual guarantee and mutual support. And it is during the time of darkness that verification is made to what extent we are capable of mutual bestowal and bestowal to the Creator, accepting darkness as Light.
The screen is when I do not care what form I am in, when the main thing for me is to bestow. My degree is measured by the lowest state, the depth of desire to which I am able to plunge into darkness, so that from this stage and on I can begin to bestow.5
The common mistake of beginners is to ask for knowledge, good feeling, filling, because they think that all this should be in the spiritual world. They are waiting for the Light to come and fill their ordinary egoistic Kelim (vessels). But that is not correct. We only need to ask to remain in the same state as it is, but to receive the correction that allows us to perceive this state as perfect.
This will mean that we are in the faith above reason. Everything we have received came from the Creator, and after receiving a correction, we understand that this is the best thing that can be. Our ordinary egoistic desires will not be filled, but above them we want to remain in faith.6
From the Lesson on the Topic: “Concerning above Reason” (Tish) 8/3/18
1 Minute 5:17
2 Minute 8:25
3 Minute 3:30
4 Minute 21:00
5 Minute 27:10
6 Minute 32:52
Answer: It is correction of our desires by the intention to bestow. This is how we climb the same degrees, by which our soul descended from the Creator to the corporeal world. By correcting our desires, we elevate our soul back to the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18
Question: If we assume that everyone will become a Kabbalist, what will the social structure of society look like? How will we distribute the necessary work, management positions, and the planet’s resources?
Answer: In an absolutely perfect and rational way. Through the thickness of the matter, energy, and information, we will clearly see how to interact with them so that based on this, we will rise higher and higher into the spiritual layers.
Moreover, we will not have any problems. All that is given to us in the material and in the spiritual world, we will realize optimally.
Question: What will the main law of justice be then?
Answer: The main law is an absolutely equal attitude to all the levels of nature in our world and in the spiritual world, as to the Creator.
Question: Does it mean that no ecological catastrophe can occur here?
Answer: No! If only we could imagine what was prepared for us in this case! It really elevates a person over the entire universe.
We exist in this state even now. It is only to bring us to it in a real and sensible way, with our desires, that we are given a sense of the opposite state—our present world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18
New Life 1029 – Building Peace Between Good And Evil, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
A good society is at peace, meaning in completion, that all parts of society have come to mutual completion. We are in the process of development, and it is only worthwhile to learn to accelerate it. Humanity is composed of two forces: good and evil, and thus has free choice. These two forces must be measured toward the common good since creation is integral. A good society is a society that feels and acts like one man, in connection and mutual acceptance.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1029 – Building Peace Between Good And Evil,” Part 2, 7/3/18
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Lesson on the Topic “The Work Within Reason And The Work Above Reason”
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 2, Part 7, Item 24
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar“
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