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New leaders are in demand: uncorrupted, with no links to previous #governments, not #politicians at all!
People want real changes. #Diplomacy is in the past. The masses want transparency and justice. But they do not realize that for this to happen they must change themselves …
One must feel that he is the worst one of all, for that is the truth.
(Rabash, “The Meaning of Above Reason”)
One who advances toward the truth cannot blame others; he blames himself while seeing others as being above him.
(Baal HaSulam, Shamati 62)
It is forbidden to see evil in others. One must see goodness in the world.
(Likutey Eitsot, Shalom 10)
From Twitter, 4/22/19
The Times of Israel published my new article “We Shall Not Forget The Holocaust, Nor Why We Are Here”
The Holocaust has been overblown. This is a blunt and worrying belief expressed by one third of Americans according to a new study released by a Jewish organization ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day next month. Minimizing the impact of such an atrocity is not only attributed to the masses, but also to some leaders such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who recently said on this subject, “We can forgive, but we cannot forget.” Beyond the headlines, the current situation reminds us that if we want to avoid history repeating itself, we should not forget our role: to unite and spread this example of unity to the rest of the world.
Lack of awareness about the murder of six million Jews under the Third Reich is growing. Sixty-six percent of US millennials have no idea what Auschwitz was and represents based on this report. Humanity has a short-term memory. Consequently, anti-Semitism keeps reappearing, constantly mutating in Europe and America, from the right and from the left. It is manifested not only through hate speech but also as physical attacks, swastikas drawn on Jewish homes, and vandalism in cemeteries and Jewish shops. Violence against Jews is at an all-time high in major cities like New York, Berlin, and Paris. It is only a matter of time before the next painful incident erupts.
According to Kabbalah, anti-Semitism is a law of nature. When we, the Jews, are separated and distant from one another, we create a negative force in the world, which transforms itself in anti-Semitic expressions and actions. On the other hand, when we unite over conflicts and differences of opinion, a positive force spreads in the world that can do wonders.
Therefore, the irrational hatred that is getting stronger today reminds us the hard way that we have a role we cannot ignore: to unite and spread this example of unity to the rest of the world. Even though we would be happy to avoid this task, it is impossible. It is our destiny; we have been chosen to illuminate unity among the nations through our unity as a people. As it is written, “If a person takes a bundle of reeds, he cannot break them all at once. But taken one at a time, even an infant will break them. Just so, Israel will not be redeemed until they are all one bundle” (Midrash Tanhuma, Nitzavim, Chapter 1).
It is thus no coincidence that we thrived against all odds to fulfill a specific role. We are a nation that carries within itself the ideal of love for all people of the world. We became a nation based on the rule of “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and only the return to the realization of this principle can eradicate the bigotry and hatred toward us. As Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) wrote, “the Israeli nation was to be a ‘transition’ … they pass their power on to the rest of the nations” (“The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings”). Attaining unity and passing it on to humanity is what world leaders and people everywhere expect and demand from us. We shall not forget.
Question: How can “blind” students work without a sighted teacher if they do not have time to attain spiritual vision during their lifetime?
Answer: It does not matter. The Ari writes about it in a very interesting way. As he was dying, one of his students asked him: “What will happen to us?” The Ari replied: “You must continue to learn, and then I will come and teach you.”
“How will you teach us if you die now?”
“It is none of your business, you don’t understand anything about it.” And he died.
So, I can say that it is none of your business. Do not worry. I will come and teach.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/2/18
Baal HaSulam, Letter No. 27: But I do pray to the Creator to lead you on the path of truth, that you will be saved from all the obstacles along the way, and that the Creator will succeed for you all that you do.
As for you, you should meticulously follow the ways that I have set out for you regarding mind and heart, longing and prayers, and then the Creator will certainly make us succeed and we will soon unite in body and soul, in this and in the next.
I constantly ask to be connected with the Creator, to feel His actions within me, and that we all feel Him and His actions with respect to the ten, with respect to the group.
I ask Him to show me a place in this ten, in this group, and to let me feel my inclusion in them so that He will reveal Himself between us as filling all the distances between us.
The ultimate goal of my request is for Him to fully connect and fill us. This is of primary importance. Thus, gradually, a person establishes a connection with the group and with the Creator until he comes to the state: “I, the group, and the Creator are one.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/11/19
New Life #216 – Sibling Rivalry, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
How can parents gently and gradually build a warm relationship between children and organize the entire family as an environment that fosters an integral connection with society as a whole? Parents reveal warmth and inspiration toward their children when they behave like brothers. Show children examples of positive connection in the world
From KabTV’s “New Life #216 – Sibling Rivalry, Part 1,” 7/28/13
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