A Lesson From The Holocaust

laitman_962.7Holocaust Remembrance Day is a special, very sad day in the history of the Jewish people and all of mankind since we are all connected with each other. On this day, we need to talk about the causes of this tragedy and its lessons so that “the deeds of the fathers will become a sign for the sons.”1

There is nothing except the upper force that is good and does good; it governs us all the time. There is no action beyond this good governance. Therefore, if in our research we do not rise above our egoistic nature and instead we begin to condemn the Creator, doubting His good governance, we will be mistaken. In this case, our entire research will not bring any benefit and will lead us back to the same bitter reality, which we must talk about today.

The Creator feels what we feel. If we are united and happy about it, the Creator rejoices. He has no personal feelings—He is within us, like a mother who lives inside her beloved baby. Through our connection, we create a place for the Creator where He can exist. If we are not connected, then there is no place for the Creator and we feel His actions in the inverse form, as if they are not coming from Him. Every action is experienced in us according to the extent of our connection or disconnection.2

The Creator lives inside of our connection with each other. This connection should develop all the time, starting from the first shattering caused by the Creator until the final correction, until complete adhesion. As long as we are not behind in our advancement in the stages of correction that we must undergo, we are all right. However, if we fall behind, we find ourselves in a bad state that we ourselves have caused.

If at every moment we do not correct the connection between us, we feel the difference between the desired and the actual states. Let’s say that today I should have been corrected by 20% in my connection with all of humanity, but I have reached only 15% of the connection. Therefore, -5% is revealed to me as pressure and problems. In fact, these are forces that are intended to accelerate my advancement in order to make up for the delay, to extinguish the difference between the desired and the actual.

These forces do not indicate the goodness or the evil of the Creator, but are simply a natural consequence of the system’s operation, as it is written: “The law is given and cannot be transgressed.” That is, we should evaluate not how much pain or pleasure we feel, but how much these forces that are revealed to us as good or evil help us to advance correctly.

The Creator does not wish us harm, but there is a law of nature, by fulfilling it, we feel our connection, and by breaking it, we feel pain, and today it is to such an extent that we must remember the Holocaust—the saddest event in the history of the Jewish people. Of course, it was caused not by the Creator but by people who had to correct the connection between them and did not. The delay in correction was so great that it resulted in terrible suffering.

What lessons can we learn from this? From Ancient Babylon to the present day, there were many such sad events, and all for one reason. Since the Creator is the general law of nature, the system shows us the need for connection. But we do not listen to it and are not in a hurry to eliminate the delay, and we receive the corresponding consequences. In fact, we ourselves cause them and we cannot blame the Creator.

There are conditions known to us, but we do not fulfill them and by doing so, we draw upon ourselves forces that push us to the goal more firmly and resolutely. Throughout history we have been plagued by pressures and problems: exiles, Egyptian slavery, the desert, the destruction of the Temple. Yet, the Holocaust is a very different state. The people of Israel in their historical development have already reached the need for the fourth degree of connection in the soul of Adam HaRishon, but have not implemented it. Today, we are also not fulfilling this goal, so what can we expect? We can only expect even worse states than before. We have to learn from history so that we do not to repeat the same states.

After Babylon and Egypt, we have been plagued by blow after blow every moment we have not established mutual connection in the required measure. The punishment will be collective, to all the people of Israel. Today we are responsible not only for ourselves, but for the entire world. Once, it was possible to make a correction in a limited group: the European Jewry. The Nazis themselves wanted to help the Jews rebuild the state of Israel. At first, they acted as forces helping the correction. However, if we do not use the chance given to us, these forces turn into negative ones.

Today as well, if we do not use the awakening forces that are already acting negatively, they will turn into much more terrible ones than before. Today’s Holocaust will be on a different scale: not only in Europe, but all over the world. Therefore, it is worthwhile to understand this and to hurry up with the correction before it becomes too late.

If we connect, the upper force passes through us to all the nations of the world, to all of reality, and gradually the whole world attains unity. Then everything calms down and the Creator begins to reveal Himself to the created beings, and the world reaches the intended correction.

However, if we, the people of Israel, do not connect between ourselves at least within Israel where we have the best conditions for connection, if we do not become one man with one heart, do not love our neighbor as ourselves, do not become the light for the nations of the world by showing them an example of unity, then we will go through such horrible states that will make the Holocaust pale in comparison to.3

Merits turn into debts and debts into merits. Therefore, we must believe that now we have the opportunity, time, place, and all the means not to repeat the mistake made by the Jews almost a hundred years ago. We must not miss the opportunity to connect between us in order to be in contact with the upper force, which is good and does good, and that through us, this force that wants to appear to all the inhabitants of this world, will be able to reveal itself. We must help it with this and become a conduit between it and humanity.

Let’s not repeat past mistakes. The wisdom of Kabbalah talks about the laws of nature that do not depend on whether they are pleasant or unpleasant to us and do not take into account someone’s political or economic interests. There is no doubt that if the Jews behaved differently back then, the world today would look completely different.

Everything is in our hands and we determine our fate and the fate of the entire world. The law of nature is an immutable law that must be fulfilled. The Creator does not pity or punish us, but fulfills the general law. The Creator is nature, and according to the program of nature, we must connect in one desire, in one intention, according to one formula of mutual bestowal. We must bring this connection to the world; this is our mission.

Let us not repeat the bitter mistakes and let us try on this sad day to take upon ourselves the responsibility to bring the world to unity. 4
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/19, Holocaust Remembrance Day
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 4:40
3 Minute 27:28
4 Minute 1:44:50

Related Material:
In Memory Of The Holocaust
The Lessons Of The Holocaust
Epilogue To The Holocaust Memorial Day, Part 7

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