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Boris Johnson, The “Trump of Britain”

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 7/31/19

Boris Johnson, the “Trump of Britain”, has good news for Israel.

After Theresa May resigned because she was unable to implement Brexit, Boris Johnson was elected British Prime Minister. In his victory speech a week ago, Johnson reiterated his motto: “Deliver Brexit, unite the country, and defeat [opposition Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn”.

If the EU had united Europe properly, the entire continent would have been a huge success. But unfortunately, the EU only served as a cover for the banks’ and industry’s economic union to make the rich even more wealthy. It is therefore no wonder that the British and other peoples in the EU are pressing their governments to disassociate themselves from it, and dismantle the agreement. If following the British people, other nations will fulfill their desire to disengage from the union, and it falls apart, the change will only be for the better.

Such a move would also be good news for Israel. The EU is dangerous to Israel because of the power of the agreement to impose economic sanctions on Israel, as part of a growing anti-Semitic spirit in Europe. Therefore, as our sages said: “Scattering the wicked – good for them and good for the world.”

In addition to Brexit and the economic aspect, if the UK wants to improve its social situation, it will also have to stop the influx of immigrants that’s changing the face of the country, preventing it from maintaining its national identity. The veteran citizens, most of whom voted for Brexit, understand that their country is slipping away. Such a move would set an example for both Europe and the world. In other words, the UK would be known as a country that had managed to take care of its citizens, and main strength and firmness.

Back to Boris. Unlike the character that the fake news is trying to portray, he is far from a clown politician. Boris Johnson, like Trump, is a pragmatic person. He is highly educated and with considerable political experience. Typically, the media’s agenda is to portray Johnson and Trump as extremist figures who lack judgement, so as to weaken their status and alter the public’s stance towards them.

The media does not like politicians who operate from independent thinking, and certainly not those who do not flow the dictates of those who own the media. Therefore, Trump and Johnson pose a threat to the hegemony of the media in controlling public opinion. Both, in contrast to the way they are presented, are very direct and do not play the political correctness game that the media has dictated for years.

I hope that Trump and Johnson will find common ground, strengthen each other, and bring with them a spirit of change. Not just for Europe, but for the world as well. And of course, high level politicians who are supportive of Israel, are only giving us an opportunity to realize our role for the benefit of the world.

My Thoughts On Twitter 7/31/19

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By acquiring the intention to bestow, we open up a path for the light to pass through us to others, and the light starts to circulate between us to the extent of the intention, in our unified organism, the Soul. In principle, we do not bestow or receive light. We only open up a path for it with our intentions by being similar to the Creator.

Every person’s aim is to become a transmitter of light. That’s how the world becomes united. Every person will be a pipeline transmitting light. The intention to bestow opens up the path to the light. To this degree, one who transmits is connected to the Creator. The right connection with the light’s filling is called a soul.

A Kabbalist is surrounded by billions of people. He feels light, the Creator, flowing through him. He is a conduit, connecting the Creator to every person, even though they do not feel it. A Kabbalist enjoys being the Creator’s conduit—this is his reward.

The only thing you can do is connect others to the Creator, ask for them, transmit the upper light to them, fulfill them. Therein lies the entire essence of Kabbalah—the wisdom of reception. Therefore the wisdom of Kabbalah is a wisdom about reception. “Kabbalah” is from the word “to receive.” But not for one’s own sake, and that means—to fulfill.
From Twitter, 7/31/19

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Constant Fulfillment In Yearning

laitman_962.6A person does not receive fulfillment from the love itself but from the longing for love, from yearning for the one he loves. He is happy that he is experiencing these feelings without receiving egoistic fulfillment.

Therefore, spiritual action is performed through faith above reason, for the sake of bestowal. This is a different kind of Kli. It is the yearning that fulfills a person; it is the main thing, and therefore, it is necessary to grow it.

The same rule applies in our world: as long as we are yearning for the goal, it fulfills us much more than its achievement and the realization of our dream. Then we see that it turned out to be not what we imagined. But why is it so?

It is because, in fact, the nature of desires and fulfillments does not work in such a way. True and constant fulfillment is only possible from the yearning, not from the fulfillment of the desire. The will to receive was not created in order to be filled, but rather in order to develop above it the longing for love and bestowal.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/3/19, Deficiency For The Greatness of the Creator
1 Minute 16:55

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How To Become Immortal?

laitman_744Question from Facebook: You say that a person can be immortal and he does not have to die to see the Creator. But man is material, and as long as he lives, this cannot be. For this to happen, we need to leave our body and join the Creator with our soul.

How can this happen if you say that dying is not necessary?

Answer: The fact is that the human body has nothing to do with the sensations of our world. It is purely an external appearance and nothing else. Therefore, it seems to us that we feel the material world through the five bodily sense organs.

In order to experience the upper world, we need to develop five spiritual senses. The wisdom of Kabbalah deals with their development and explaining how a person can begin to sense the spiritual world. So dying is unnecessary.

Question: Do you promise people immortality if we unite and develop our spirit?

Answer: Undoubtedly! This is not a promise, but a spiritual technique, and it is in fact realizable. Today, even in our world, you can meet people who have come to the attainment of the upper world and perceive the world as eternal, immortal through this method.
From KabTV’s “Answers to questions from Facebook,” 3/10/19

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How Are Jewish People Able To Obtain Such High Positions In Government, Media, Academia And Hollywood Given The Anti-Semitism They Have Faced? (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: How are Jewish people able to obtain such high positions in government, media, academia and Hollywood given the anti-Semitism they have faced?

Anti-Semitism actually helps Jews succeed in many areas of life since it pressures them to outsmart, outwork and outcompete others.

In addition, Jews experience disproportionate success because in addition to their corporeal root in this world, they embody a spiritual root. The spiritual root of the Jewish people comes from their ancestors becoming Jews in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Abraham gathered Babylonians from all walks of life according to a spiritual idea, to rise above people’s divisive drives of that time and reach “love your neighbor as yourself.” The attainment of this state is what made this gathering of all kinds of different people “Jewish” to being with (the Hebrew word for “Jew” [Yehudi] comes from the word for “united” [yihudi] [Yaarot Devash, Part 2, Drush no. 2]).

Therefore, due to once experiencing a spiritual state of unity, that special connection with the spiritual force of nature remains latent within the Jews till today. Jews themselves don’t know that they possess such a force, but they do, and this additional force is the reason for their disproportionate success in many fields. Especially in areas involving innovation and invention, the Jews are particularly sharp, which stems precisely from their inner connection to nature’s hidden unifying force.

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 7/31/19

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 160

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Lesson on the Topic “Tishaa BeAv (Ninth of Av)” 

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 7/30/19

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Building A United Nation

laitman_962.1Baal HaSulamThe Nation: Similarly, the national love in the individuals of a nation is the basis of the independence of every nation. This is the only reason for which it continues or ceases to exist.

For this reason, this should be the first concern in the revival of the nation. This love is not presently within us, for we have lost it during our wandering among the nations for the past two millennia. Only individuals have gathered here, without any ties of pure national love among them.

Today we see clear confirmation of these words. The riots organized by the Ethiopians and the ultra-Orthodox demonstrations indicate that we have not built a common foundation for the whole nation. This is a huge problem that the State is to blame for. This is a national task that must finally be addressed.

How is it possible that after 70 years of the existence of the State of Israel we are witnessing events that shock everyone. We think that the situation will rectify itself, but it will not happen. The special work must be done in this “assembly of exiles,” which is the population of Israel, in order to turn them into one nation. Otherwise, it will not happen.

Special education is necessary. Imagine how meatballs are made, how many ingredients need to be added together: meat, bread, onions, eggs, garlic, herbs, and spices. When all this is combined together, it becomes a delicious meatball. But if something is missing or even if we try each ingredient separately, it is no longer tasty. That is exactly what is happening here.

We all need to go through such a “meat grinder” so that it will squeeze out of us all the foreign culture brought by each one from their country of origin and build a new culture from us. But where will it come from? If you just mix all the cultures together, you will get a salad that is impossible to eat.

We must choose only what applies to the people of Israel. Only love for one’s neighbor as for oneself and unity belong to them. This is the principle by which Abraham organized the people. Today again we need to organize our people the way Abraham once assembled them from the Babylonians who came to him.

The same task is before us today, the same work that our forefather Abraham had. If we do not do it, then this is the result. Everyone has talked about it starting with Ben Gurion, but no one has done anything. They did not have a method to awaken the need for unity in the people so that everybody would pray and ask to be given the force of unity, which must come from above. After all, this force is not here.

It seems unrealistic, but only in this way we can build a united nation. There is no other way.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/3/19, Building The Future Society

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What Does It Mean To Be Jewish In The 21st Century? (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What does it mean to be Jewish in the 21st century?

There is indeed a lot of confusion regarding what it means to be Jewish, where Jews come from, and what is the true identity of the Jewish people. Most Jews themselves would be unable to tell you where they originated, why Arabs are also considered as Semites, and why there are Jews in such places as India, Pakistan and Africa.

Today, it’s customary that if your mother is Jewish, then you’re Jewish. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time in history, Jewishness was passed down through the father.

In our world, Jews are considered to be a group of people who went into exile 2,000 years ago from ancient Babylon. Due to the dispersion of the Jewish people around the world, they have no culture, language, country or center of their own. Moreover, if you say that the Jews’ country is Israel, then note that the State of Israel has only been around for the last 70 years, and many Jews also disagree with Israel being their country. Therefore, if you ask both Jews and non-Jews who Jews are, you will hear no two same opinions.

The Jewish people are a strange phenomenon in humanity. They are like a stone in humanity’s shoe, something that increasingly presses for a solution. Also, the topic of Jewish identity is never raised in a serious widespread manner because it would awaken many problems among the Jews living in different countries and cultures. Therefore, it is a global-scale problem, and raising it means to ignite a massive flame around the world. Arabs everywhere would immediately leap onto the opportunity to deal with it, disagreeing with the definitions of Jews being the sons of Abraham. They also disagree with Jews and Muslims being brothers, as is written in the Torah, which describes Jews and Arabs coming from a single father. Another problem is that there are many conflicts in definitions of Jews in Christianity, and therefore, it also isn’t raised from that perspective.

The general atmosphere surrounding such a question is: Why raise the question about Jewish identity if it would create many more problems than we already experience in our world? So people from all nations, religions and cultures, including Jews themselves, generally don’t touch it. Specifically in our time, it is best not to awaken such a question.