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My Thoughts On Twitter 3/18/19

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The introduction of #robots will free millions of people from work. Recipients of #UBI will turn into parasites and cause a social catastrophe.
Kabbalah: There is only one way out—to oblige everyone to “working hours” of participation in re-educating themselves and society.
… and receive universal basic income for this.
#UBI @BasicIncomeOrg #education #training #community #sustainability #government

As laser beams appear when a special mixture is sprayed in the room, so we need to show good efforts—and the invisible threads of connection between everyone will begin to glow. This will be the revelation of the system of the soul.

– What does universal connection mean?
– When you don’t need a government because everyone knows what he has to do each moment in order to replenish the system to its perfect state. For the whole system is also inside him and he feels it, because “the part and the whole are equal.”

Berlin Summit. Purpose: to find solutions to the problems of humanity. In a diverse world, it is necessary to coordinate relations based on common principles of behavior…
But the general principle of behavior is a joint struggle against egoism, in similitude to integral nature!

Do not judge a man until you are in his place.
It is said that a man must always remain a human being, but fear and despair change him so much that he performs unthinkable acts.
Preventing betrayal, lies or treason is possible by correcting the nature of man.
#quotes #Motivation
From Twitter, 3/18/19

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New Zealand Massacre

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 3/18/19

Less than 48 hours after we heard about the terrible massacre in the remote and peaceful New Zealand, we were struck by yet another terrorist attack near an Israeli settlement.

In New Zealand, solidarity is on the rise, and promises are being made to change gun laws. In Israel, the demand to uproot the terrorist infrastructure is resurfacing, and some are exploiting the attack to serve political agendas.

However, no leader, whether in Israel or in New Zealand, is pointing to the root cause that continues to generate terrorist attacks. No public discourse on social media touches on the deeper culprit: the growing human ego, which we must contain.

Until we turn our attention to our growing egoistic nature, it will continue to generate conflicts and lead us to an extremely bloody reality. Ultimately, the human ego will drive us to violence between sectors, parties and entire countries.

In our time, a third world war could be ignited overnight. Our world is increasingly connected through a complex web of interdependence that cannot be unraveled. As human society becomes more globally integrated, binding together countries, economies and cultures, we begin to discover the reciprocity between all parts and aspects of humanity as an inescapable law of nature.

As long as our ego grows and evades our focus as the central problem, we will continue to see suffering. As long as there is a deep chasm between the narrow egotistical view of human beings and the law of global reciprocity that governs them, we will continue to feel unstable.

As long as we do not restrain the human ego – in Israel, New Zealand, and any other country in between – human society will go further and further out of balance. Ultimately, the suffering will force us to pay attention to the law of reciprocity that governs us. It’s not a punishment, it is a natural response that stems from the laws of nature.

From day to day, the world will inevitably realize that connecting humans above the separating ego is the only solution and the only way forward.

But there’s more. Subconsciously, an inexplicable demand is brewing in humanity towards those holding the key to the system for uniting humanity: the Jewish people.

The sages wrote that “no calamity comes into the world, but for Israel” (Yevamot 58). Kabbalist Rav Kook wrote that “any global noise happens mainly for Israel” (“Letters of Rav Kook”). And the book of Zohar writes in black and white: “poverty and sword and robbery and killing and destruction throughout the world are dependent on the Jews.” (Tikkun 30).

Today, both the Jewish people and the nations of the world are completely unaware of the dynamic between them. Therefore, to be realistic, the first stage is only to raise awareness of the necessity to follow the law of global reciprocity. This means knowing the foundations of the world as they are clarified in Kabbalah: the structure of nature’s global system, the power of egoism that rules rules over us and throws us out of balance, and the true meaning of the ideal we must strive towards: love your neighbor as yourself.

Everything Is Only From Him

laitman_962.1Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot”: There is a great need to explain once and for all why the coming of the Messiah depends on the study of Kabbalah in the masses, which is so prevalent in The Zohar and in all the books of Kabbalah. The populace has already discussed it pointlessly and it has become unbearable.

Even all those who do study the Torah, every grace that they do, they do for themselves. In that time, the spirit leaves and does not return to the world. This is the spirit of the Messiah.

The problem is that people separate everything that happens from the upper root and do not want to see that the upper force acts in everything. “There is no place free from the Creator,” there is no action that would be performed without His participation. This happens at every moment of our life. A person should realize that all his desires, thoughts, and actions, even the worst ones, are dictated by the Creator, and he should determine his attitude toward His actions. Then, he will come to adhesion with the upper force, in his current state.

A person justifies the Creator, realizing that He is acting to correct his attitude to what is happening. The Creator leads him through all sorts of states that are not justified from the point of view of an animalistic, rational logic. But trying to attribute everything to the Creator “besides whom there is nothing,” a person changes his attitude to what is happening. The main thing for him is to attribute everything to the Creator in order to please Him. He does not take into account his unpleasant feelings, fears, hurt, pride, etc.

First, he decides that everything comes from the Creator, but he cannot justify Him for his pain. Then he agrees with the unpleasant state, realizing that it is necessary. That is, he already justifies the Creator who corrects him in this way, but he still feels bad. And in the end, he rises above his bitter feeling due to the importance of the goal, which covers the material pain felt in the desire to enjoy. In this way he achieves devotion to the Creator.

All the previous stages are called “a slave,” a “handmaid helping the mistress,” his corrected desire, Malchut.1

In the state of Lo Lishma, I attribute all actions to the Creator, I try to cling to Him with all my thoughts and desires, connecting everything that happens in the world to Him. After all, “There is no one else besides Him.” But at the same time, I still add my feelings to it, feeling pleasant and unpleasant events, wanting some of them and not wanting others. That is, in everything that happens, my personal interest is present consciously or unconsciously.

I find myself thinking that I would like a different outcome of events and regret what happened. Sadness and regret testify to the fact that I am not pleased with the governance of the Creator. There is no doubt that only He governs me, but I still do not agree with Him, I am not devoted to Him. If I do not remain completely joyful in any state, bad and good, it means that I am not in adhesion with the Creator.

This state is called Lo Lishma because I would like to slightly turn each state to a more pleasant direction for my feelings and understanding. This indicates lack of adhesion.2

It is necessary to decide in practice whether all the states I feel come from the Creator or not. Different stages are possible here: greater concealment or greater revelation. This decision is made in the mind. And besides, it is necessary to define in feeling: is what is happening pleasant or unpleasant to me? Do I agree with it more or less? Am I joyful or not?

I must agree in my mind, heart, feelings, and with my reason that everything comes from the Creator and everything is beautiful; that is, the Creator is good and does good and there is none else besides Him. Good that does good, according to my feelings, and there is none else besides Him, according to my reasonable conclusion, my action. That is all we need to do.

If we have not yet achieved this, we must attract as much reforming light as possible through the ten and address the Creator with a prayer. And the main thing is to increase the importance of the Creator, His singularity in everything: He is the first and He is the last; everything is only from Him.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/1/19 Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Item 31″
1 Minute 12:35
2 Minute 35:05
3 Minute 1:17:50

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Why Is The Path To Spiritual Revelation So Long?

laitman_294.3Question: Why is the period of preparation for spiritual revelation so long?

Answer: Indeed, the preparation period is very long. It can take 20 or 30 years before you begin to receive and comprehend the answers.

However, this is not just an expectation, as if you’re waiting for a train. It is rather your continuous change, your continuous adaptation to the state when you begin to attain the hidden, upper world.

Therefore, your whole journey depends on the depth of your soul. The higher it is, the greater will be the journey before the first revelation of the spiritual world.
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From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/25/18

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New Life #173 – Jerusalem And The Power Of Love

New Life #173 – Jerusalem and the Power of Love
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The power of connection that will be revealed in the future is now seen before our eyes in Jerusalem in reverse, as the power of separation.

Building the Temple in Jerusalem means streaming love into our common heart. There is no reason to build a beautiful stone structure. Instead, we must bring sanctity and love into our hearts in order to correct the world.
Historically, nobody ever really conquered Jerusalem for it is only conquered through the power of love.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #173 – Jerusalem and the Power of Love,” 12/7/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/18/19

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 3

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