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My Thoughts On Twitter 6/17/19

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#Trump is the first leader to defend his market, the US market, which caused a competitive battle. After all, with the global decline in demand, it is necessary to restore one’s own production.
When demand drops further, everyone will see this!
One cannot defy this verifiable trend!
From Twitter, 6/17/19

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Exist In Both Worlds

laitman_962.1We learn how to work on the first spiritual level when from feeling ourselves  inside our egoism (in this world), we rise to a higher level than our egoism where the Creator dwells. We need to discern these two steps—our egoism and the level above it—in order to live simultaneously on both levels. This will be our first spiritual degree.

The first spiritual step is the most difficult one because it is not even like a baby taking its first steps; it is an entirely new world and a completely new attitude to reality. Cardinal changes occur inside a person. I realize that the natural picture of the world is seen within my egoism, in the desire to receive with which I was born and which was created by the Creator.

This world does not exist in such a form by itself, but it appears so in my egoistic properties, which can be changed, and then the world will also begin to change. Therefore, for now, the world seems to us as dark, egoistic, and then it will change.

Such an image of the world is given to us from above by the Creator so that we can rise from this state. For this, we need to imagine that all this comes from a higher degree where the light, bestowal, and love reigns, and fills all of reality. All this exists above my ego, above this world, and I want to cling to this higher state.

But the selfish image of the world that I see now: black, unhappy, hopeless, unjust, also comes from the light, and apparently, with a specific purpose. Therefore, I remain with the sensation of this world as it is, but I want to belong to a higher state, a higher world, where the Creator, the highest light, the power of bestowal and love reigns. I want to merge with it. Therefore, I divide myself in two, trying to cling to the highest level with all my heart and soul, despite the fact that I feel myself below in my selfish desire to receive. I do not see any contradiction in this: these two opposite poles must exist.

The one who breaks away from the lower world and feels only the highest is called an angel. Living only in the lower world is resembling an animal. But one who tries to exist in both worlds at the same time, exists in faith above reason. The force of bestowal that one wants to find in the higher world must be higher than the force of reception ruling in the lower world, our egoism.

Further progress is to descend lower and lower into this world with all of its miasmas, and accordingly rise higher and higher, up into the spiritual world: from -1 to +1, from -2 to +2, from -3 to +3, and so on. It is said: “He who is greater than his friend, his desire is greater than him.” “Another” is my previous state. We need to descend to find out the broken desires, then raise them to a higher level and fix them. This is our job.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/4/19, The Absolute Zero
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Can A Person Control His Destiny?

Laitman_709Question: What does it mean to control one’s destiny, and is it really possible to control it?

Answer: A person controls his destiny in different fields: personal, public, state, economic, political, etc.

If we understand that everything is moved only by the upper light, the upper force, and only in order to develop us so that we can sense it, reveal it in ourselves, resemble it, then to the extent that we ourselves begin to make efforts to become like the upper force, we will follow a good path toward it.

Then all its effects on us will not be perceived as negative, painful, and forcing us to change, but as positive, desirable, and good. Everything depends on our attitude toward the forces of development.

Question: Does a Kabbalist know what he can change in his life and what he cannot?

Answer: Partially, yes.

Question: Does that mean a Kabbalist does not go where he or she cannot change anything?

Answer: On the contrary, he involves himself in absolutely everything. The fact is that he needs to participate in absolutely all actions, in every manifestation of nature’s forces.

At the same time, he knows in advance what he can change. What he cannot change is also an active deed because he restrains himself. But based on the whole gamut, on all the possibilities of his intervention in himself, in nature, in society, in the family, etc., he knows how to act, how to properly recruit all the forces of nature at the moment, assemble them and activate this combination.

But again, despite this, we live in a world that needs serious correction; each of us goes through very serious forms of breakage and is subjected to great pressure. We must experience all the mistakes on ourselves because, as it is written, ” There is no righteous man on earth who has done good and did not sin first.” Only after passing through all sinful states, can we reach the state of the righteous.

A righteous person is the one who has sinned a lot, but today understands the causes and consequences of everything that happened to him or her, and to the extent that one learns from one’s mistakes, can already be a righteous person.

It is impossible for a person to be kind, good, right, and wise, if one has not passed the states opposite to these. Only to the extent one was mistaken, can one be right today.
From KabTV’s “The Basics of Kabbalah”, 11/20/18

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New Life #10 – Balancing Man And Nature

New Life #10 – Balancing Man and Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

Humanity is learning how to balance the two opposing forces that act within it in order to live in harmony with the rest of nature. We need to balance the mind and the evil inclination in order to create a prosperous, safe life for everyone. We need to see one another as equally valuable, as within a family. The correct development in all forms of nature is always a combination of the power of good and the power of evil. Rather than competing with one another, we need to work in mutual participation against the evil inclination. In other words, the ego is not good or bad, but how we use it makes it so. We must ask ourselves, are we aiming to harm others or benefit others in our intentions?
From the KabTV’s “New Life #10 – Balancing Man and Nature,” 1/8/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 6/17/19

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,”  Items 30 – 38

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