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My Thoughts On Twitter 12/26/18

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Long economic growth with technology and population growth is giving way to a long recession in the economy, population, innovations, and global demand. Excess of production capacity and debt will exacerbate the decline. It will go on until a world war or the correction of humanity.
From Twitter, 12/26/18

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The Power Of Prayer

laitman_284.07A prayer is a desire that rises from creation to the Creator, from the lowest to the highest. The difference is that when the Creator gives to the created beings, not without a reason but at their request, it elevates them from the animate to the human level. Therefore,  the revelation of a desire, prayer, request, gratitude—any appeal to the Creator—is very important. It determines all the corrections and advancements in spiritual work.

The power of prayer is enormous. We see in our world that even a small child can push a button and launch a gigantic system that can harm or benefit the whole world. Therefore, the prayer is crucial. After all, even the smallest desire included in a large system specifically designed to receive desires can awaken, shift the system, and cause massive changes.

In technology, such systems are called amplifiers: mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic. One can run large systems with a small action. This shows how important the input impulse is. Also, the more powerful, bigger, and wiser the system, the more subtle and sensitive is the impulse it requires, with a lot of preparation.

With the right prayer one can awaken the heavens and launch the system of all the worlds. After all, our impact on the higher system is transmitted up to the very world of infinity and causes a response.

Prayer has tremendous power. It is evident in material examples. Until recently, people used such simple devices, as bow and arrows in which the reaction was proportional to the strength of the mechanical action and was of the same nature. Recently, however, when humanity began to work with electric, electronic, hydraulic, and computer systems, we see how the weakest signal sent to the transistor, the minimum input impulse, opens a large electric current or valve for water flow.

If I understand how to open a faucet, I can water the whole world. This is the power of prayer. But a prayer is not just words; it is bringing oneself into conformity with the higher system, as it is written: “Make your desire as His desire.” And then, even my smallest desires will work: as much as I am small and the system is huge, my weak influence can awaken the forces of cosmic power.1

The most important thing is to understand what a perfect system I am in and how I can activate it, and then I will be the master of the world. The Creator gives me the keys to run the whole huge system of the universe. But this has to be done in complete darkness.

I try to give to society, but I find out that I do not want this and that I am incapable of such an attitude. No matter how hard I try, my good intentions are good for a second and then I forget about them again. After all my many attempts, it turns out that I saddle myself with an intolerable burden. I try to carry it and I think that it is possible, but each time I drop it.

I load this bag over and over again, and it all falls, and then I scream in despair. This is called a prayer that can awaken the upper force that will help me, support the bag, and do my work—I just need to ask all the time. If I feel that I cannot do this work, then the Creator will finish it for me, and my prayer will be true, awakening Him to help me.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/12/18, “Prayer”(Preparation for the Virtual Convention 2018)
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 8:00

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Love In Spirituality

laitman_608.02Question: Will we ever be able to replace words like “love” and “bestowal” for more practical terms?

Answer: No, but we will begin to understand them correctly. You cannot replace these words because in spiritual terms they express the truth. In our world, we distort them and use them completely incorrectly.

If a mother wolf is feeding her cub and caring for it, it is considered that she follows her instinct, not love. Love between a man and a woman is also instinctive. No matter what spectrum of relationships we talk about—mother and child, man and woman—this is instinctive love. True love is called bestowal, when you take the desire of another person and fulfill it.

Question: Wouldn’t it be easier to change this word rather than convince humanity that it is not love?

Answer: I think that humanity will quickly become disillusioned with its vocabulary and will start correcting it on their own. There is nothing to naming such words that are impulses, which relate to purely egoistic self-gratification.

The fact is that humanity never wrote about love, there were not even such songs. They appeared in the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance. Beforehand, love meant our relationship with the Creator or some special relationship between people that was other than physical. Such an understanding of the term “love” as we have today never even existed.

In terms of the world “unity,” that’s a different story. Here we mean the unity between people for the purpose of achieving the highest goal, of attaining the meaning of life.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/5/18

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Why Is Coca-Cola More Accessible Than Water?

laitman_547.05Question: Why is a can of cold Coca-Cola more accessible than a glass of fresh water?

Answer: Coca-Cola is closer, more affordable, and more available to us than a glass of good pure water because someone profits from it.

Again, the egoism of a person, of a manufacturing company, pushes it to make its product more accessible to all. It cannot earn as much from a glass of water as from a can of Coca-Cola, so Coca-Cola promotes itself to make money from us.

However, if by means of planetary awareness, we realize what is useful for us, we use only good things for us and despise the rest, if we eliminate everything we do not need and use only necessary things, then of course, during the life of one generation, we would be able to raise a generation that would be disgusted with Coca-Cola and all sorts of unhealthy foods, endless sweets, etc.

Then, we will bring up a new, healthy generation without genetic food and without such poisons as Coca-Cola and such.

After all, if egoism disappears from the world, then no one will benefit from making poisonous foods. No one would feel any benefit from it. On the contrary, society should condemn all those companies that act this way. Society must take care to protect all its members from the distribution of poisonous food.

But since we do not love each other, we do not care about each other’s health. As a result, of course, there are those who sell poisons, advertise poisons, and there are those who under the influence of this advertisement begin to buy them, use them—they take this poison.

Our egoism pushes us to all bad things. Until we restrain it, we will drink poisons and will not achieve a healthy life.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12/26/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “Revealing The Deficiency For The Greatness Of The Creator Between Us

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Talmud Eser Sefirot,  Vol. 6, Part 16,  Table of Answers for the Meaning of the Words, Item 204

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence,” Title “Spiritual Expressions”

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