Meeting With My Ethiopian Students

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 7/26/19

The Ethiopian protests in Israel may have subsided, but have left behind yet another rift in society; more anger and hatred. Israel is not an easy place; it has a very complex society made up of many different ethnicities and mentalities.

It is important to understand that the form of violent protests, will not achieve anything. We must turn our efforts to another way; to integrate into society through hard work and education. We need to learn how to maintain good human relations.

With this in mind, I had a special meeting on Friday with my Ethiopian students. I learned more about their special culture, and identified with their pain. We went over all the issues, and set the wheels in motion for the healing to begin.

My Thoughts On Twitter 7/26/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Liberal mass media in Israel are filtering information about the world’s hatred of our country. World maps are being redrawn, showing Palestine instead of Israel. The world is becoming increasingly hostile to Israel.
It’s time to realize that this trend won’t be remedied by hiding it, but only by uniting inside the country.

Liberals of all countries are demonstrating that they do not tolerate other opinions, that they hate everyone besides themselves. As a result of humanity’s development toward correction, liberals will become a minority in the world’s leading countries.

The 1st and 2nd Temples were destroyed on the path from above-downwards. But the 3rd Temple has to be built by us from below-upwards. From the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples, we have retained broken (egoistic) desires, which have intermixed with each other. Now we just have to ask for their correction.

To elicit the general correction, we must insistently ask to acquire the force of connection between everyone. Along with attempts to unite amongst ourselves. And don’t stop while revealing greater and greater separation and impossibility of connection. Till complete despair! Then the real plea will emerge!

We must reveal the Temple’s destruction and resurrection within us as destruction of the connection between us and its resurrection. Correction lies only in unity. Unity comes from above, as written that the 3rd Temple will descend from above. But only by the force of our plea to unite!

It was a joy meeting my students from the Ethiopian community. I emphasize with their pain from the bottom of my heart. The wound still bleeds and divides Israeli society, but I hope that the street protests will be replaced by dialogue and mutual understanding. After all, we are all one family.

It is through our unity that we build the Third Temple—the unity of all nations. The main thing is to feel the need to unite, for unity comes from above. Collecting all the desires for unity is the making of humanity. It exists in spirituality and must materialize.
From Twitter, 7/26/19

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Why Study Pticha?

laitman_962.3Why study Pticha (Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah) or The Study of the Ten Sefirot? Do I need to know how many angels are in heaven and what their names are? The fact is that we want to see a complete system in front of us, and therefore, it is very important to study it. We want to understand how we live in this system and become included into it by interacting with it. I affect the system and the system affects me, so I feel our connection. Therefore, I need to study it, perceiving it as a whole, closed, integral, and global system, including all worlds and spiritual objects, all forces.

Everything we study is included in a single system in which I want to see myself, understanding how I affect it, and how it affects me. I want to see each of my states as a consequence of this system. It includes life in this world and other states: everything is included in a single system.

It is important to receive information about the world, its history, economy, and crises, in order to perceive the most complete picture possible and understand where we are. We know that Baal HaSulam was interested in science and used all the information he had in his explanations. It is not written in vain that a Kabbalist must first study all the world sciences and only afterward will he understand what is happening above this world.

Therefore, it is important to study the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah in order to perceive the overall picture and become included into it, starting a conscious interaction with reality.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/16/19, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 92
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Are We Currently Witnessing A Resurgence Of Anti-Semitism? (Quora)

Michael Laitman, On Quora: Are we currently witnessing a resurgence of anti-Semitism?

Yes. We see that throughout history, there are periods where the hatred of the nations of the world toward the Jews rises and falls. Moreover, such hatred is distinct to Jews, and not to Arabs or other nations, and you could say that Jewish-directed hatred specifically has risen and fallen multiple times over 1,000s of years. Therefore, many have researched anti-Semitism but no one knows its causal foundation and how to solve it, and so it remains a problem.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains the reason for anti-Semitism and why it rises and falls throughout history. According to Kabbalah, anti-Semitism depends solely on the Jewish people: To the extent that the Jews come closer to their spiritual root—a united people (“love your friend as yourself”) who shine an example of unity to the world (“a light unto nations”)—anti-Semitism lessens. Likewise, the more distant the Jews become from their root, anti-Semitism rises, reaching the genocidal extremes we have seen in the Holocaust and the pogroms.

Anti-Semitism depends on whether the Jews attain their spiritual root: to unite “as one man with one heart” and reveal that sublime connection to the world. The nations of the world sense that the Jews have a certain foundation, which the Jews are keeping away from them, and that this foundation holds the key for all nations’ happiness and prosperity. Thus, the nations of the world subconsciously hold a demand toward the Jewish people, that the Jews bring the abundance and truth that is locked away from them. The nations of the world think that the Jews know that they hold this key, but Jews themselves are completely unaware of it.

Therefore, in our era, the wisdom of Kabbalah carries an obligation to explain the role of the Jewish people, since a future of happiness and prosperity or a future of suffering and despair for everybody—Jews and non-Jews alike—rests in the hands of the Jews uniting and passing unity to the world.

The Source Of All Existing

Laitman_138Baal HaSulam, “The Writings of Baal HaSulam Volume 1, “The Quality of the Wisdom of the Hidden in General,” This Superior Principle Is Defined in One, Unique, and Unified One: It is obvious that the upper one is one. He comprises the whole of reality and all the times—past, present, and future—for one cannot give that which one does not have. Had the whole of reality and the existence of reality not been included in Him they would not have emerged from Him, as is evident to any scrutinizer, and without minding that we find corruptions in the manners of the existence of reality.

Indeed, know that this is the study that the sages of the hidden call “one.” The first to study it was Abraham the Patriarch. (This is explained in the Book of Creation and is therefore attributed to Abraham the Patriarch.) This means that there aren’t two authorities here—good and bad—but only good.

The fundamental principle of the wisdom of Kabbalah is that there is only one force, one goal, one path, and one movement, in the universe, that is, only one source, besides which nothing exists. Hence the saying: “There is nothing else besides Him.”

All that seems to us to exist besides Him, is in fact, Him. The fact that someone somewhere and somehow sees that something supposedly exists is just a slight misalignment, a difference from the center, when you have to combine two lines so that they hit the target slot exactly. Then, the person will again begin to feel that there is none besides the Creator.

All deviations from the concept of “one, unique, and unified” are given to us so that we will repeatedly strive to confirm it and merge ourselves with it. This is the goal of our development. Development is to enter and dissolve in this unity.

It does not fit into our mind, memory, nor in our analytical capabilities because for this we need to completely redo our approach, our view of the goal, the world, space, time, motion, and in general, everything. We should relate everything to only one sensation: I exist or He alone.

Question: So, I do not exist? Is there only Him?

Answer: Of course, I do not exist. I exist only when I differ from Him or when I merge with Him.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/27/19

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New Life #1122 – Living In A Tribe

New Life #1122 – Living in a Tribe
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

We are supposed to connect with each other consciously, like in a tribe. Nature requires all creatures to act as they do, within their group, without any ability to choose. Ants and bees are completely activated by the collective mind within the nest or beehive. Only humanity has a developed egoism, which gets pleasure from harming and exploiting others. We connect above it with love, thereby attaining the root or the upper force. A symphony orchestra, for example, requires great work from each individual and the submission of each ego to the conductor. The process of connection between us is part of evolution. The prize will be the discovery of the Creator, the overall positive power.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1122 – Living in a Tribe,” 6/13/19

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 56

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