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Virtual Kabbalah Convention “Day Three” – 10/21/18

Virtual Kabbalah Convention, Preparation for Lesson 5

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Virtual Kabbalah Convention, “Perceiving the Upper Reality Through Good and Evil, The Adventures of the Friends on the Path to the World of Ein Sof,” Lesson 5

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Virtual Kabbalah Convention, Preparation for Lesson 6

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Virtual Kabbalah Convention, “Perception of the Reality of the World of Ein Sof, Joy and  the Perfection of Unification,” Lesson 6

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A State-Of-The-Art Inner Connection

laitman_941The feeling of connection of the hearts above the differences and borders, a common ground where there was no small or big group, new or veterans, participating as equals, everyone included as in one body. Barriers of distance and language disappeared to get the taste of one Kli around the world, a new degree of connection, building a mutual deficiency in our shared vessel. That is the goal achieved in our first World Virtual Kabbalah Convention this weekend where thousands of my students connected in their local groups and virtually from all around the world.

We began to feel the spiritual qualities not in each of us individually, but between us, men and women aiming at the same exalted goal of the revelation of the Creator in our time. This convention has strengthened our Kli. It has brought us one step further to grasp and implement the concepts we study during the lesson, becoming closer to one another and discovering a new reality, the renewal of our common Kli. Let’s continue this ongoing effort until we attain the purpose of creation!

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Virtual Congress 2018

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 10/21/18

We had our first Virtual Kabbalah Convention this weekend with participants from all over the world. Here are some numbers: there were 170 physical Bnei Baruch groups connected, 27 virtual groups connected (not including beginners), a total of 3,482 men and women from the Middle East to the Far East! Thank you all for being with us.

My Thoughts On Twitter 10/21/18

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Isra-el (those aspiring to the Creator) is an example of mankind’s organization in proper relations with each other and with Nature, the Creator. Thus the Creator, the upper governing force, will be revealed to all. Mankind will understand the purpose of life and its true form.

A critical approach is possible only against yourself, by checking whether I’ve been bribed, whether I’m dependent. It’s working with myself rather than with someone else.
Critical thinking is based on rising above one’s ego, against oneself. The “I” remains, but you exist above it.

Crisis isn’t breakage of the world, but breakage of its deceptive, shiny shell, from which new life is born like from an egg— a new world, existing not by earthly laws of a shell – Klipa, but by eternal laws of Nature, laws of bestowal and love. Crisis means birth of the new!
From Twitter, 10/21/18

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The Times Of Israel: “Why The World Never Gets Tired Of Hating Jews“

The Times of Israel published my new article “Why the World Never Gets Tired of Hating Jews

As he did every morning, Leopold Schwartz (62) walked to the Borough Park synagogue in Brooklyn. At 7:30am, as documented by security cameras at the neighborhood junction, one of the drivers got out of his car and brutally attacked Schwartz, who was stunned and couldn’t do much to defend himself.

“I tried to protect myself, I tried to run away” says Schwartz. “I screamed: ‘What do you want from me?!’ And as Schwartz fell down, the attacker continued to beat him with all his might until a man who passed through the area came and tried to help Schwartz. Later it turned out that he, too, was attacked and wounded.

This outrageous incident is not even the first case of violence since the beginning of the week. In a shocking video, another Jew appears to run for his life in the streets of New York as he is chased by a bully who is beating him vigorously with a cane. In London, an elderly Jewish woman who protested anti-Semitism got kicked in the face. And these are just a few of the reported incidents.

Surely, these violent acts are a direct extension of ongoing anti-Semitic propaganda. Not a day passes without defamation and hatred expressed towards the Jewish people in one way or another. This flier, for example, was posted on four US college campuses just last week.

A glance at Jewish history reveals that a blaming finger was always pointed at them. It’s as though there is an unspoken consensus, transcending time and culture, that “Jews are guilty until proven otherwise.”

Numerous times the Jewish people were facing annihilation, beginning with the mass slaughter of Jews during the great revolts against the Romans and the Greeks, through the pogroms and persecutions carried out under the guidance of the Church, the blood libels throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era, and of course, the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. No other nation was threatened to be erased from reality so many times.

What we’re witnessing today is merely another expression of the recurring pattern of inherent, natural hatred that has always haunted the Jews. At every stage in history, hatred of Jews takes on a different form and has a different justification, be it economic, religious, political or what have you. Anyone can find the reason that works for them.

The authentic wisdom of Kabbalah has an unorthodox explanation to this phenomenon. Firstly, Kabbalah views all of humanity as a single organism, or a single network. Within that network, the Jewish people is designed as a mini-model that reflects the whole of humanity, and acts as a central “hub,” responsible for the connection throughout the network.

The Book of Zohar portrays the connection between the Jewish people and the world to that of the organs within the human body: “Israel is like a heart among the organs, and as the organs of the body could not exist in the world even one moment without the heart, so all the nations cannot exist in the world without Israel.” (Pinhas, 152).

Hence the instinctive, deep-seated demand from the Jews, which can easily manifest as hatred in our world. With every accusation, persecution, rejection, or threat – the world calls upon the people of Israel to fulfill their natural duty and enable a new level of connection across the whole of humanity.

Subconsciously, the world feels that Jews carry a certain responsibility for all of the world’s problems and hold the key to its better future. Thus, the world’s pressure on the Jews is embedded in the evolution of human society. As written, “there is no calamity that comes into the world but for Israel” (Tractate Yevamot, 63).

Sooner or later, the people of Israel will have to accept their responsibility towards humanity, and usher in the next level of human development. Jews of all walks of life have to set the example of unity and connection above all differences for the sake of the entire world. Until we do that, the world will not get tired of hating Jews.

New Life #532 – Participate In A Kabbalah Convention And Jump Into The Purpose Of Creation!

New Life #532 – Participate In A Kabbalah Convention And Jump Into The Purpose Of Creation!
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Participating in a Kabbalah Convention provides a person with an opportunity to jump forward into the purpose of creation, into complete connection and mutual love. If each one comes with an open heart and makes efforts to unite with everyone else, we can discover the Creator, the ultimate force of nature. We can create a situation in which bestowal, love, giving, and wholeness exist between us and we feel like one family. We can transcend our instinctive nature and reach a common prayer when we open our hearts to love others, and through this reach love of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #532 – Participate In A Kabbalah Convention And Jump Into The Purpose of Creation!” 3/1/15

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New Life #86 – Overcoming Anxiety, Part 1


New Life #86 – Overcoming Anxiety, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Anxiety and concern are essential to our existence and fulfillment. Since the foundation of all life is the desire to enjoy, we are in a constant state of anxiety regarding how we will fill ourselves. The only way to change direction and eliminate self-absorbed fear is through education regarding the importance of one’s environment. The positive influence of one’s environment can transform our egotistical and competitive worries into concern for the well-being of others. We can build a protective, balanced, and calm system around us through positive human relationships.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #86 – Overcoming Anxiety, Part 1,” 10/21/12

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