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My Thoughts On Twitter 12/2/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Within the Jewish nation there’s Kabbalah—the method of uniting the nations. As soon as they unite, the positive force radiates outwards to the whole world. But if they let the egoistic force rule them, then irrational hatred, #Antisemitisim, awakens in the whole system…
… the light of redemption, the quality of bestowal, purifies me.

#Hanukkah is attained by the victory of the light of bestowal, Bina, over darkness, reception, Malchut. The desire to be like the Creator, to attain unity against one’s ego. Although the heart, the Temple, is broken, I find the point in the heart, a jar of oil, and I light it …
… in countries and nations.

Even if we attain abundance in the world, we’ll make life unbearable with our horrible relationships.
And when we’ll wish to come out of hatred to love, a war will break out between us.
We will understand that the only solution, to unite, isn’t in our power.
We need the upper force of unity.

The gap between the rich and poor is growing. #Unemployment is growing every day. This is the plague of the world. Salvation lies in instituting a mandatory income for every person in need, educating EVERYONE about social unity…
… and shifting the mass media to explaining the need for social works. #inequality #UniversalBasicIncome

We’ll start to understand that this was done deliberately from the beginning so we’ll need the upper force’s help—and we’ll cleave to its quality of connection and love, till full adhesion among us and with it. That’s how we will reveal the Creator—the only force in the world
From Twitter, 12/2/18

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Worlds’s 8 Billions People Possess Seed of Anti-Semitism

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 11/30/18

How is it possible that in today’s modern and enlightened Europe, 1 in 20 Europeans has never heard of the terrible Holocaust that took place on their land? What is causing 1 out of 5 Europeans to justify anti-Semitic sentiments? How is it possible that 10 percent of Europeans report having “unfavorable attitudes” toward Jews? And how can it be that in 2018, 40 percent of Europeans confirm that Jews in their countries are in danger of being harmed by anti-Semitic violence?

These figures were just published in a comprehensive survey conducted by CNN across Europe. While the poll shed light on anti-Semitism in Europe, one vital number was missing: all 8 billion of the world’s citizens possess a seed of anti-Semitism.

Whether conscious or not, every person in the world carries a unique attitude toward the Jews, which can manifest itself in various forms, ranging from positive to negative: from appreciation and sympathy, through envy and hate, to a drive for destruction.

In some people the seed of anti-Semitism evolves naturally. In others it needs a “supportive environment” in order to sprout. For some leaders, cultivating the seed of anti-Semitism can help with gaining control over the public. There are countless reasons and justifications for anti-Semitism, but the seed remains the same.

Baal HaSulam writes that “It is a fact that Israel is hated by all the nations, whether for religious, racial, capitalist, communist, or for cosmopolitan reasons, etc. It is so because the hatred precedes all reasons, and each one merely resolves his loathing according to his own psychology.” (Writings of the Last Generation).

Hatred of Jews is governed by the laws of nature. It precedes both the psychological explanations each person provides to himself, and the sociological analyses provided by researchers.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the whole of humanity exists in a network of mutual connections, as a system whose parts are completely interdependent. In order for this network to keep its balance and stability, Jews of all walks of life must be spiritually connected to each other above their differences. They have to serve as a “channel” through which a positive, unifying influence will flow into the world and spread throughout the network.

In the words of Baal HaSulam, “the Israeli nation had been constructed as a sort of gateway by which the sparks of purity would shine upon the entire human race the world over… until they develop to such an extent that they acknowledge the pleasantness and tranquility that are found in the kernel of love of others.” (“The Arvut”).

Otherwise, when the people of the world do not feel a unifying influence, they are governed by the influence of human egoism, which incites hatred and division. And these negative sentiments are instinctively directed at the Jews.

Therefore, the many different attempts to combat anti-Semitism – through education, diplomacy, advocacy, raising awareness and dialogues – can only address the symptoms without touching on the root of the problem. Likewise, the Hungarian government’s planned investment of € 1.5 million a year to fight anti-Semitism throughout Europe will not yield lasting results in the long run.

Education and awareness are certainly needed, but they should lead to recognizing the natural system that governs the dynamics of human society – a system that evolves the whole of humanity to a higher level of human connection; a system that works to everyone’s favor when the Jewish people fulfill their role.

As Rav Kook wrote: “In Israel lies the secret for the unity of the world.”

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My Thoughts On Twitter 12/1/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

It’s none other than the universities today that have turned into a breeding ground for dissident anti-liberals. Disappearance of freedoms leads to the demise of society. Society develops only within free discourse.

But today it’s none other than universities that are killing enlightenment
Egoism is growing and killing living matter!

Euro-populism changes society’s political structure against the political elites, periphery against the center. Greedy authorities, capitalistic elites aren’t aristocrats, changing their ideology and ideals, accepting marginal, ethnic, religious and sex minorities.

This horde is the basis of the global #elite, destroying the foundations of civilization.

The response to mounting Anti-Semitism worldwide shouldn’t be an explanation to the Anti-Semites, but an explanation precisely to Jews that only by our unity will we affect the good unity of the whole world and its kind attitude to us. That’s the only solution to the problem!

To keep being the world’s leading economy, the USA must start re-educating the population–toward a unified society. Otherwise the social divide will bring about increasingly greater economic decline and increase in social expenses. Brexit will start inside the #USA.
From Twitter, 12/1/18

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The Miracle Of Hanukkah

laitman_943Question: A miracle happened on Hanukkah when a candle that could only burn for a day kept burning for eight days. What is a candle, a wick, and oil from a Kabbalistic perspective?

Answer: A candle is a barrel with oil and a wick floating inside it. Thanks to the wick, we can light the oil that rises up the wick and burns. Separately the oil and the wick will not burn, but when the oil enters the wick, the candle lights up.

The wick embodies the rejection of light. The oil represents the fuel, but it cannot burn by itself. Therefore, we must understand that our growing egoism is transformed through our work into its opposite, as it is written: “The evil angel becomes the good one” or “The angel of death becomes the angel of life.”

The Maccabees found the barrel of oil because they tried to reach the quality of love and bestowal, the connection between them, and they were able to light it because they had great resistance to those segments of the population that bowed to the Greek idols and built Greek temples in Jerusalem.

The war of the Maccabees was internal, within themselves, not an external one with the Greeks or the Hellenists inside of Israel. When they overcame their egoistic resistance, they transformed their resentment between them into the wick inside the oil and were able to light it.

Therefore, the barrel of oil with a wick embodies specifically the person’s spiritual work. It means nothing to simply find a keg—the main thing is to be able to light it. When the Maccabees, by overcoming the resistance of their egos, united, the barrel was found that they were able to put the wick into and light. In other words, they transformed their egoism and it began to be illuminated by the upper Light, and their souls lit up, illuminated by the Light. This is the miracle of Hanukkah.

Question: Why did the candle burn for eight days instead of one?

Answer: It is because, if you work for the purpose of love and bestowal, you ascend higher. There are eight Sefirot from Malchut to Bina, eight parts of desires. Even though there is only one Malchut, through resistance, i.e., faith above reason, it illuminates all the Sefirot to the highest one—Bina.

The Maccabees were able to rise to the real quality of bestowal, which is called faith above reason. Reason is in Malchut, while faith— in Bina. The rise from Malchut to Bina embodies the miracle of Hanukkah.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/2/18

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Lesson on the Topic “Hanukkah”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”, Article “Clarification of the Excerpt from the Mishnah: “Everything Is in Deposit, and a Fortress Spreads Over All of Life”

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