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My Thoughts On Twitter 11/15/18

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The main protection against disasters is love and unity. When love, unity and friendship dwell in the nation of Israel, all misfortunes, suffering and miseries will pass them by… (Maor vaShemesh)
With their pressure, they’ll force us to teach the world unity.

We have to lead the world to unity.
Book of Zohar: “The nation of Israel among the nations of the world is like the heart for the rest of the organs. Just as the body’s organs can’t exist without the heart, so the nations can’t exist without the nation of Israel.”
“When there are love, unity, and friendship within Israel, no calamity can come upon them.” (Maor vaShemesh)

Across the whole country people are ready to host those who are under fire.
But if besides opening up their homes they knew how to open up their hearts and unite them into one heart…
Kabbalah: “The prime defense against calamity is love and unity” …
The nation is obligated to carry out unity and pass it on to all the nations.

Book of Zohar: “The nation of Israel among the nations of the world is like the heart surrounded by the rest of the organs. Just as the body’s organs can’t exist without the heart even for a moment, so all the nations can’t exist without the nation of Israel.”

A person that has a burning spark wishes to fill the emptiness with commandments like a pomegranate.
To the extent one asks to feel the Creator’s greatness, to go with it above reason,
One doesn’t wish for the Creator’s revelation, but wants His greatness in order to carry out the Creator’s desires with no conditions—this is what one asks for. This is called filling the emptiness with a commandment.

Why aren’t those who have the wisdom of Kabbalah able to set things right in the world?
The world’s correction depends on everyone’s participation in this process. Today the process of the masses’ correction is just starting in the world, to the extent people are being …
… acquainted with Kabbalah.
Correction is voluntary—it’s work one does with oneself, personally!
We now have to become aware of that, otherwise we’ll be punished!

The whole nation is responsible for transgressions since everyone drowns if one person drills a hole in the boat. From above there’s only collective punishment or reward. There is nothing personal in spirituality—there’s one system. That’s how we are seen from above.
Kabbalah says: we need upbringing and a desire for good connections.

People in America have decided to speak by shooting. Weapons can protect you, but they won’t fix the urge to resolve everything by shooting! Two opposite forces operate in everything in nature. Their balance makes peace. We need weapons of good and evil.
Yet not for the sake of our physical safety, but for the sake of uniting us and Him into one soul!

We’ve reached the limits of weakness: supplying the enemy with everything and ceasing fire at his order.
Book of Zohar: we have no other hope but the Creator. He arranges everything so we’ll turn to him out of despair.

We don’t care about every person’s qualities. We correct the CONNECTIONS between us. What matters is one’s attitude to the group, whereas natural qualities cannot be changed—they can be turned into Tzimtzum Aleph, a screen, Ohr Hozer, to build the Kli of the soul in which the Creator will be revealed. Inside, every person will remain the way the Creator made him (Lech Le Uman…)

The right request to the Creator is the request for self-correction. However, not for the sake of oneself, but in order to be able to feel others and to know how to ask the Creator for others, to ask only for their benefit, to be AHP for the sake of all the souls’ GE.

It doesn’t depend on our force or strategy, but only on unity, mutual guarantee, on us attaining the proper unity in the nation and showing the world an example of it! #Israel

#War can’t correct anything. By a string of disasters, it pushes us to understand that the solution is entirely up to us and not up to our enemies.
And instead of feeling our limited existence in the world, we’ll attain the Creator’s level.

The breaking isn’t accidental, we mustn’t annul its result. It’s for our good. If we unite above separation, we reveal connection 620 times greater than the previous one, before the fall of sin, breakage.

Is the nations of the world’s attitude to Israel changing for the better? Just like in the past, when no one felt bad about the extermination of Jews by the Nazis, so today European mass media has no mention of the fact that Hamas shot 500 rockets at Israel!

For now we have no control over our heart, but we are moving toward realization of evil and request for correction.

The most in-demand profession in the world will soon be experts in spiritual work—”the Creator’s work.” We are preparing for that. Hence our work lies in creating connection between us.

Goodness grows precisely by virtue of the ego’s growth!

Our egoism doesn’t disappear. It has to remain and we build connection above it. Naturally, the desire to eradicate ego emerges. But that’s the wrong approach. That’s why we can’t do that. Egoism will remain, but we will cover all evil in the world with goodness.

A layman cares for himself, whereas a Kabbalist cares about the connection between us, since all of correction lies there.

True Torah, Torah-Emet differs from the masses’ Torah by a different interpretation of flaws, punishment and reward, as written, “The Torah’s opinion is opposite to the laymen’s opinion.”

If evil has been revealed, we should pay attention not to it, but to our request to correct the evil with greater connection between us.

No one is guilty of his actions: all transgressions are revealed from above. We are guilty not for the revelation of evil, but for not asking the Creator to correct the evil.

All the prayers were composed by the sages before the Temple’s destruction. They are recited not for oneself—ME, but for everyone, WE, US. That’s because no one is guilty by himself—he was created that way, and everyone is responsible for everyone.

Hence it doesn’t matter who made the action—from above we are considered as being in a circular guarantee, ARVUT.

The more opposites we can unite inside us, the higher is our spiritual degree.
It’s the way any information can be processed in a computer by connections of 0 and 1. Spirituality is built upon the amount of connections, which produces quality.
Hence the most important thing is to go through the necessary number of states!

How can we win wars?
Essentially, all our wars are internal. We must fight our own egoism, which separates us, since according to the plan of creation we must be “as one man with one heart.” We must fight the ego for the sake of unity and by that we must give the world an example.
From Twitter, 11/15/18

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Newsmax: “To Thoughtfully Govern Leaders Must Rediscover the Family”

My article in Newsmax: “To Thoughtfully Govern Leaders Must Rediscover the Family

On Nov. 11, 1918, World War I ended.

One hundred years later, bells rang at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as leaders of some 70 countries marched shoulder to shoulder on the plaza, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the war to an end.

Leaders such as Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, and Benjamin Netanyahu walked on the battleground where fierce battles took place, millions of soldiers were killed, and much blood was spilled as a result of the cruel war between nations.

But does this impressive demonstration indicate that we are at last close to true peace?

Are we on the verge of extending an umbrella of peace and unity that will cover all the European nations?

As long as economic inequality continues to escalate in most countries and waves of immigrants continue to shake the demographic-cultural fabric of Europe, true unity is not in sight. These crises are the result of an ultra-liberal ideology that has gained strength and spread throughout the continent.

Every day, these two crises deepen the social and political polarization.

The rich become richer, the poor become poorer, and immigrants bring with them religion and customs that incite the local Europeans. As a result, the extreme right is strengthening throughout Europe, and as long as the public within European countries is divided, unity across Europe should not be expected.

Such a spectacular ceremony only widens the gap between the idyllic façade put forward by the leadership and the daily reality in Europe. European leaders are making an attempt that doesn’t account for the selfish, alienating nature of the human ego; the attempt to welcome everyone into their borders and create a common market where everyone wins requires a solid educational foundation to form genuine integration between people.

The way European leaders think and make decisions might also have to do with an interesting fact that is common to many of them — they don’t have biological children. Take a look at the following list:

Germany’s Angela Merkel
France’s Emmanuel Macron
Britain’s Theresa May
Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni
Lithuania’s Dalia Grybauskaitė
Holland’s Mark Rutte
Sweden’s Stefan Lofven
Ireland’s Leo Varadkar
Luxemburg’s Xavier Bettel
Switzerland’s Simonetta Sommaruga
Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker
Whether by choice or lack thereof, all of the above leaders are childless.

People who dan’t have children see the world differently than those who do. They have a different outlook on life, they analyze the past, present, and future differently. In contrast, any person who has children lives with a certain sense of responsibility for his or her family, which accompanies and influences their decision-making processes.

Some commentators have already made a link between European leaders’ lack of thought about the future and the fact that they are childless. However, it doesn’t end with thinking about the future. More than a social status, being a parent is a natural status.

A childless leader lacks instincts that he or she cannot acquire in any other way. They could be highly intellectual, incredibly skilled and gifted in many different ways, and yet, they lack a natural drive that exists in any average parent—to care for and protect their children. And their decisions will be affected by that lack.

But perhaps even more interesting is: what does the public think about this phenomenon?

The answer is that they mostly don’t.

The general public is not interested and many are not even aware of this particular aspect of their leaders’ personal lives. Ask yourselves: were you fully aware of all the childless leaders in the above list?

The public indifference to this phenomenon characterizes our time and our generation. A generation that is losing touch with basic human values. A generation that is clearly going through an identity crisis.

That being said, there’s no point in condemning anyone. Neither the childless leaders nor their indifferent citizens. We’re all in the same boat of human development, and human society is going through a unique phase, where the human ego is reaching its peak.

This explains why the individual has become more important than ever. The importance of the family unit has declined, and thus, today even a childless leader can be a mother and father to millions of people.

But human evolution doesn’t end there.

The human ego will continue to grow and drive us apart until it leads us to realize that we have to rise above it, and cultivate a higher level of human connection. Then, we will see the importance of rebuilding our connections on all levels — from the family unit, through the community, to the rest of society.

The aspiration for a common future that liberal European leaders envision can become realistic when humans cultivate a deeper sense of connection. As long as the ego drives the moves on the ground, the attempts of European leaders will do more harm than good.

Only when leaders make education towards unity their highest priority and aim to bring citizens together above all differences, the common sense of human connection will guide Europe towards a better future.
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Moments Of Descent

Laitman_165Question: A person who has fallen into the “pit” of his egoism does not believe that he has something in himself associated with bestowal. He sees nothing sacred in himself that would be associated with the Creator. How does one get out of this state?

Answer: There is nothing complicated here. If we have a group and we get used to uplifting ourselves and each other every day before the lesson and during the lesson so that all our qualities, views and connections are controlled and progress us, then we do not need great immense descents. If they do happen, however, practically all of them are manageable.

The descent should last no more than a moment. Not a split second, but just a moment that even does not have a period in time. Immediately, an ascent should emerge from it.

If I am in the field of the group and receive a personal descent, then it passes through me like an electric impulse and immediately the group pulls me out. The general field of the group works on me.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/18/18

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laitman_963.7Remark: A woman’s heart beats a little faster than a man’s: 70 beats for men and 78 for women. However, in couples living together, heart rhythms and breathing become similar, especially if their relationship is close. So claim scientists.

But even if people just do something enthusiastically together, their hearts become attuned to each other.

My Comment: This is the influence of people on each other. They become attuned if they work in the same team even if there are no close ties or shared hobbies, a single task or atmosphere.

The person’s influence on the environment is multifaceted. We see that people who live in a country acquire a common mentality, and if they live there for a long time, then they even acquire the features of those who inhabit this country. This does not depend on the people, but on the land itself where they live.

Question: How does it carry out in Kabbalah?

Answer: It is a very different story in Kabbalah. The fact is that by studying Kabbalah, we connect with each other not on the earthly level, where we live on the same land, breathe the same air, and become affected by the same, say, radioactive environment or some other parameters about which we do not even know.

We are passionate about our common goal and that is where we see ourselves. Moreover, we can see ourselves in this common goal only when we dissolve into our friends.

Therefore, in Kabbalah such union and interconnection develops that does not exist in any other form of human interaction. In Kabbalah, it turns out that we do not simply resemble each other, we create a system together, in which we become conjoined parts, and one cannot exist without the other. Therefore, everything is a degree higher here.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 10/2/18

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New Life #96 – Pregnancy, Birth, And The Formation Of New Life

New Life #96 – Pregnancy, Birth, and the Formation of New Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The formation of life within the mother is a wonder and from this process we can learn about the essence of life and the development of the human society as an integral society. The development of human egoism has separated us from the feelings of others, from nature, and even from our own bodies. The perfect human society is like a womb and we should try to build this type of environment for the developing child, the teen, and even for adults. Today, there is a new awareness of the power of bestowal and the need for connection to one’s environment. If we organize a positive human environment for one another, we will no longer suffer from problems during pregnancy and childbirth. As we fix the bonds between us, we will not need doctors since science will be within us.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #96 – Pregnancy, Birth, And The Formation Of New Life,” 11/1/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/15/18

Lesson Preparation

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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. 6, Part 16,  Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 47

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah”, Item 13

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