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We are obliged to create a broad education system that will bring everyone up to a national love between us and to the whole nation, which existed 2,000 years ago. And this is our primary duty, for the success of all our undertakings will rest on this foundation.
(Baal HaSulam #quote from The Nation newspaper)
Our only hope of becoming a nation and a state is to create a system of upbringing that will bring back, by any means, our national bonds that we lost throughout 2,000 years of exile.
(Baal HaSulam, The Nation)
David Ben-Gurion: The words “love your neighbor as yourself” encompass a higher message that includes the entire ethics of this world. The state of #Israel can realize itself only if this condition is observed in all spheres of social life.
Israel is a group of people united by the upper force of mutual bestowal and therefore existing at the level of the upper world, in the property of bestowal and “love your neighbor.” If they isolate themselves from the upper force, they exist in mutual enmity—their current condition!
A people is a community of naturally connected individuals, where everyone is prepared to serve this community. Every nation feels the presence of such a connection. Except #Jews. Their task is to create this type of connection among themselves by drawing the upper light.
#Israel is man’s desire “from himself toward the Creator,” which means—toward the whole world, for the Creator’s sole desire is to fulfill the creations. Therefore, man seeks to fulfill this single desire of the Creator—to delight the creatures and by doing so he yearns for the desire to bestow through others—to the Creator.
Initially everyone depends on one another egoistically. #Independence is when everyone depends on one another the right way. Independence from others is impossible, but rising above our ego-nature, liberated from its slavery, we can acquire love for everyone—this is independence.
Initially, we all depend on each other egoistically. Independence is when we depend on each other in the right way. There is no such thing as #independence from others; but if we rise above our ego-nature, having freed ourselves from its bondage, we can start loving everyone—this is what independence is.
The world will never agree that #Israel must exist. The Creator makes it so that no-one wants to take our side. Our #independence is in the hands of an upper force. Nobody will accept us, for everyone feels that we are different. Nations would rather accept us as superior than as equal to all.
In #Israel, there is a gathering of people with different cultures from across the world, each one seeing the nascent country according to his own conception, with no natural, unifying foundation to obligate everyone to be in a single desire.
(Baal HaSulam, The Nation)
From Twitter, 5/9/19
New Life #1090 – Social Boycotting Among Children
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Boycotting is so widespread among children because human nature is a desire to enjoy being higher than others. It is natural that every society has a leader and children need to be taught how to attract others in a positive way. They need to learn how to attract the good power that is inherent in nature in order to balance evil.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1090 – Social Boycotting Among Children,” 3/7/19
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The main thing is to assemble and restore the common soul, which shattered after the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. We have already received this broken vessel in preparation for our work. What is required from us is the action, about which it is written: “And let them make Me a Temple and I will dwell within them.”
The Temple is a holy vessel, completely directed to bestowal. We are building it from our bricks, placing stone upon stone, from the stony hearts that can connect with other bricks. This is how we build the Temple out of our egoism, out of our shattered desires, gluing them together and creating a place in which the upper force, the Creator, can dwell within us.
This is our only work and goal, and therefore, we should always check how beneficial every action, thought, and desire, is for the construction of this holy tower, the Temple.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/28/19, From The Point In The Heart to A Ten” (Preparation for the Convention in Latin America Convention 2019)
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Answer: The fate of each of us is very clearly defined. If we take the starting and ending points of our path, then, whatever you say, each soul must go through all these stages and reach its final destination, its full realization.
It depends on how you will tread your path: quickly or slowly, falling and crawling or climbing, or, conversely, flying from one point to another. It makes a big difference whether you will undergo serious suffering, being in the negative, or if you will be in the positive.
Nevertheless, the end point for each of us has already been established. So everything that the science of Kabbalah offers is for the purpose of not slowing you down.
Let’s say that a soul comes out of point “A” to point “B.” You can stop at point “n” and move to point “m” over several lifetimes, in terrible suffering or you can get there fast, as if in flight. Therefore, we determine the pace of our advancement, its magnitude, and its quality. It depends on us.
This is what the science of Kabbalah offers. The science of Kabbalah lets us see the whole perspective, to approximate the ultimate goal we must reach.
Practically, each segment of the path is the achievement of the ultimate goal, only on a larger and larger scale: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida, or the 125 steps of the gradual development of the soul.
As we develop our soul, we begin to feel how we attain and open nature, to become included in it, begin to see and understand it. It is like a grand symphony that involves us and lets us be its integral participant. Attaining such great harmony, when each part in billions of states connects with all others in perfect interaction, is the greatest pleasure.
Question: Do we advance in a straight path or is there always a sine wave?
Answer: A sinusoid exists, as it is said: “There is no righteous in the world who would not stumble.” But the point is that when you stumble, immediately get up, advance quickly, so that even our mistakes will serve to push us toward the search, meaning, inspire us toward further advancement.
From the Daily Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 12/30/18
Correction can be made only with the help of the Torah, the upper light, which initially filled the common soul and then escaped from it and remained outside as the surrounding light. The light is waiting for the desires to be ready in order to re-enter them according to the law of similarity of properties. Therefore, all corrections are possible only through our connection: physical and mental. We must try to connect until we stop feeling that we are separated by bodies.
If we see bodies, this is a sign of how much we differ from each other. And as soon as we begin to rise above our material bodies, above the internal division, the material world melts and fades away.
This world does not remain: There are only desires connected with each other and striving for ever greater unity and connection. This is how we reveal the upper world instead of the world that is before us now; we begin to see matter from the inside.
From the World Kabbalah Convention “Day Three” – 2/21/19, “Covenant of Salt,” Lesson 9