My Thoughts On Twitter 3/11/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Humility (hachnaa) allows us to establish contact with the Creator and then start developing it in all directions in order to attain full revelation of the Creator and adhesion with Him.
Humility is the first condition of making contact with the field of upper light in which we exist, unknowingly to ourselves.

If fear arises, I must realize that it comes from the Creator in order to understand that fear has been given to affirm that “There is none else besides Him.”
And if the fear does not pass, I must achieve the same fear of “not reaching the revelation of the Creator.”
To feel the fear before the Creator, as I do now.
(Shamati 138)

Efforts to stay in the Creator’s rule over everything that happens, despite the feeling of evil in the ruling, lead to reward. But if one’s efforts don’t keep him in the Creator ruling everything with kindness, he receives punishment in the form of concealment of the Creator.

Honors limit and thus harm the development of the soul. Therefore, respect for the righteous is a punishment.
If the Creator does not want the righteous to descend spiritually, He does not allow him to receive honors.
Therefore, in the measure of honor, he is scolded and humiliated, so that honor and humiliation are balanced.
(Baal HaSulam, Shamati 181)

Reward/punishment of the Creator is manifested in His revelation/concealment. If a person feels evil, to this extent he remains in the concealment of the Creator who causes this evil. This is the punishment.
Meaning that the feeling of good/evil in the governance of the Creator creates the feeling of reward/punishment in us.

Concealment is evident when the Creator is hidden from me behind my ten (the group). If a person believes in it, and thanks the Creator for the opportunity to reveal Him, being concealed in a group, these efforts (search) give rise to the necessary thoughts and feelings—and lead to the revelation of the Creator.

The Creator is the root cause of everything. Therefore, every thought originates from Him, in the brain of any creature, that controls him and is perceived as his own. And all our work consists of revealing the Creator—the Source of our thoughts and attainments of Him through the thoughts that He sends—the control signals.

All sensations related to the Creator are corrections and nearing closeness with Him. (Rabash 3, “All The Corrections”)
Perception of evil causes lack of faith in the absolute control of the Creator. So He becomes concealed as the source of all actions.
This is the greatest punishment in the world. (Zohar, 138)

If a person wants to follow the path of unity/bestowal rather than reception/egoism, his main fault is in failing to ask the Creator for help to conquer the ego. And so he asks for forgiveness for failing to seek help. Then he proceeds to ask the Creator for help!
(Rabash 1. “Request for Help and Forgiveness”)
From Twitter, 3/11/19

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Kabbalah For The People №39 (in Hebrew)

The 39th issue of the newspaper Kabbalah La’Am (Kabbalah for the People), was published in Hebrew. You will find many interesting articles in it: how to solve the problem of anti-Semitism, which is literally engulfing the whole world today; how to learn to love, not to hate; and, of course, articles dedicated to the upcoming holidays: 8th of March and Purim. The newspaper is distributed free in all Israel’s cities.

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“House Resolution Against Anti-Semitism, Hatred: A Band-Aid Solution” (The Times Of Israel)

The Times of Israel published my new article “House Resolution Against Anti-Semitism, Hatred: A Band-Aid Solution

Anti-Semitism has become a problem on different levels in America. Repeated anti-Semitic tropes by Rep. Ilhan Omar, suggesting American Jews’ dual-loyalty to Israel and the US, prompted the US House resolution that denounces anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. However, it will be a finger-in-the-dike fix until the Jewish people realize what is in our ability to do: to treat the core of the problem—a lack of unity among the Jewish people—and implement its solution—a method that can unite us above our differences, enabling the world at large to follow suit.

As I expressed in my previous article, “Anti-Semitism in Mainstream American Politics,” there is no fine line between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Criticism against Israel is the new façade masking Jew hatred. Rep. Omar’s recent insinuation that Israel demands “allegiance” from American lawmakers is another link in a chain of accusations suggesting Jewish money is pulling the strings behind US politics, and that Israel has “hypnotized the world.”

How should we respond when we’re increasingly blamed for all kinds of problems in the world?

From Abraham’s Tent to the US House

The House resolution, which passed after an intense partisan debate, states that “accusing Jews of being more loyal to Israel or to the Jewish community than to the United States constitutes anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors.” It also condemns “anti-Semitism” and “anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities.”

The problem with such statements is that they are useless and will fail to prevent any future flaring of hatred since they fail to address the root of the hatred. Moreover, such a resolution also lacks a model that can be followed in order to transform society into a place of acceptance and harmony. In short, there needs to be an accurate diagnosis of the root of anti-Semitism, and a realization of the method to solve it.

Where can we find such a diagnosis and method?

In ancient Babylon, a group gathered under Abraham’s tent to rise above their egoism, i.e. self concern on account of others. They build the foundation of the Jewish nation by studying and implementing a method of connection upon themselves, bringing them to the attainment of unity above the egoistic division piercing society.

This nation also became the first and only nation in history built solely on the basis of love of others, instead of geographical proximity or biological affinity. This remains the uniqueness of the Jewish nation till today: a critical mass of people from all walks of life who attained and lived by unifying themselves above all forms of egoism and division that surfaced.

That is the kind of role model the world needs. Moreover, the world expects such an example from the Jewish people: world leaders, societies and nations, and literally every person on the planet, has a subconscious expectation on the Jewish people to bring a positive example of uniting above egoism.

Anti-Semitism is the world’s way of telling us to unite above our differences, to become a replicable model of unity for the world to follow, bringing about a peaceful and harmonious existence above hatred, bigotry and division. In the words of the sage King Solomon, “Hate stirs strife, and love covers all crimes” (Prov 10:12).

Today, we’re out of options. We live in a time of rapidly mounting pressure against Jews worldwide, and we can succeed only with the aid of a method that unites us over hatred. Otherwise, we will suffer the consequences of the increasing hatred swallowing us. The method of connection is our Jewish heritage, and it is our duty to bequeath it onto humanity. It is our role and the purpose of our existence as a people. Its implementation is our safety net, our insurance for a pleasant life and for the world’s embrace.
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Ask Or Thank?

624.02Question: Does it make sense not to ask the Creator, but simply to thank Him? Or is just the request needed?

Answer: Our appeal to the Creator consists of two parts: from a request and from gratitude. It is best to begin with gratitude because it prepares us for the right attitude with the higher power. And then comes the request.

Question: How do we give thanks correctly?

Answer: Do it from the heart. Give thanks the way you feel it. There are no canons or rules. The desire is in the heart.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/4/18

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New Life #168 – The Housewarming Ritual

New Life #168 – The Housewarming Ritual
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Home means security for everyone through mutual guarantee. A warm human environment is the safest home. A housewarming ceremony includes all the neighbors and children, the sharing of food and a small speech that gives the message, “We are happy get to know you and we are willing to help you and make our neighborhood fun for everyone. Rather than hiding from others at home, we will direct ourselves toward becoming a faithful, loving cell in the family. We will help to build an atmosphere of connection, openness, and warmth for everyone in the community.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life #168 – The Housewarming Ritual,” 4/18/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/11/19

Lesson Preparation

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