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The world can be corrected only through unification of the nation of Israel, from which the quality of unity will spread to the whole world. The world is needing this more and more—and therefore anti-Semitism is growing. Unity is the Torah of Israel. Redemption is exit from egoism, hatred into love.
The condition of being liberated from our nature, egoism, the only evil in the world, exit from exile inside it, is for us to reveal its evil precisely in it—revelation of evil.
Jews cannot escape their mission—just as they came out of egoism on their own in the past, they returned to it in oder to pull out all the nations!
The world today is going through realization of humanity’s egoism (Pharaoh’s rule) as harmful to all the nations. The aim of the existence of the state and people of Israel must be revealed in order to reveal Kabbalah as the only method of the world’s correction. This is why the BB [Bnei Baruch] organization exists!
The quality of nature, egoism, called Pharaoh, must itself recognize the need for its own change to the opposite quality—altruism, called the Creator. Gradual transformation of reception into bestowal is called performing a commandment.
This understanding must be revealed in the whole world!
Pharaoh—egoism himself opens up the exit from him—Egypt, from slavery of existence in egoism. Our egoistic nature must become convinced of its own evil, harm—and of the need to acquire the quality of the Creator that’s opposite to it.
That is the extent to which we need to disseminate the essence and goal of Kabbalah!
Baal HaSulam, “Messiah’s Horn”: the condition for the world’s redemption from the evil of egoism is the nations’ recognition of “Torah” as the method of unity—”And the earth will be filled by the knowledge.” Likewise, exodus from Egypt—egoism happened because “Pharaoh—egoism recognized the Creator and correction”—and allowed exit from itself.
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The people of Israel returned to the land of Israel, but if we are still overwhelmed by thoughts about corporeal fulfillment: food, sex, family, money, power, and knowledge, which absorb all our attention and obscure our view, then we are still in exile. Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War of 1967 gave us a strong blow because we unexpectedly acquired territory and additional population that we were unprepared for, and did not know how to deal with it.
This led to a big stagnation in our technological development since we acquired a lot of cheap, unskilled labor force, and we did not need to develop new technologies in construction and other fields. It really slowed us down. It took a lot of time to overcome this blow and begin to develop technology and a new lifestyle under these new conditions.
The Six-Day War was a big blow to Israel because we were too proud of our success and strength. We should have reached the revelation of evil, but it has yet to happen. The entire history of the State of Israel demonstrates how the Creator teaches us time after time that all our successes, achievements, wealth, and intelligence do not help us. As a result, we still find ourselves like sheep surrounded by wolves with nowhere to hide.
This is what our entire history teaches us, and we will again soon feel that the whole world is up in arms against us. Today we feel at the top due to our technological power. But this is only to raise us to the very height, as if on a roller coaster ride, and then push us down. It will be a very harsh attraction because the whole world plunges into darkness and goes out of balance in this descent. It has no buffering systems for the huge leaps in finance, international relations, etc. This is on the background of a complete global interdependence of each one upon everyone. The situation is very alarming.
According to the connection between root and branch, there is no better place for correction than the Land of Israel. Therefore, we are obliged to work here. Jerusalem, Safed, and Tiberias are all zones of special spiritual influence. Therefore, there is no doubt that it is easiest to implement the correction in the Land of Israel.1
Baal HaSulam writes about the split in the people of Israel that led to the collapse of the Second Temple: the ideological dispute between the Pharisees and the Sadducees regarding the need to work for the Creator. But nowadays, there is no other struggle except for a place in leadership, for power, money, and that is it. We are at the very end of the process of the descent of generations. Therefore, in our generation there is no longer an ideological struggle, but simply everyone fights for his position, for his influence on voters. This has nothing to do with ideology, and the Kabbalists take no part in this.
Today we have reached the last point in the descent of generations. There is no lower place to go—what remains is only world war and global crisis. There is no way out; now we must find a way to climb. The only thing we need to understand is where it comes from, that is, what the purpose is, where it leads us, and what should be done to use everything that happens for the benefit of the people of Israel (if it is really Israel, meaning aspiring to the Creator).
This will bring us to the realization of evil from which we will understand what the opposite, good state should be and how to achieve this good precisely from inside of the evil. We are aware of the need for our connection and the fulfillment of the gift we have received: the Torah, the science of Kabbalah, the method of unity. There is nothing greater than unity. All the slogans about “love your neighbor” should be practically embodied in us today.
Our egoism is the only enemy that prevents us from achieving a good corporeal life and steals our eternal, spiritual life from us. Because of egoism, we are born like animals, and we live and die like animals. Our body dies and decomposes without our having developed a soul, and it turns out that our lives were lived in vain.
Life is given in order to develop a soul during our existence in this corporeal world. The soul is a part of Divinity from above, and therefore, it is eternal. The desire to bestow to a neighbor, which is outside of my personal interests, is being like the Creator, and therefore, it is eternal. We must develop this desire as much as possible.
We must understand that we are flying down the roller coaster, on the steepest descent with a wall at the end we will crash into. So it is worth thinking about how to escape from this global Holocaust, when all the nations of the world will turn against Israel.
Salvation is only in the unity of the people of Israel, in their readiness to unite in order to give unity to the whole of humanity. We must be as close to bestowal as possible, at least in the corporeal world. This implies mutual assistance, fair distribution, and all the conditions of the future society, even if it is for egoistic reasons. If we do not do so, it will turn out very bad for us. We do not want to bring the world to such physical suffering—it would be better if this decision were to come as a result of the realization of evil before the blow comes.2
The crisis within the people of Israel primarily lies in the fact that no one feels that they are in exile. On the contrary, everyone considers it as freedom because Israel is a strong, prosperous country. Everything is great and we have what to be proud of. They do not understand that these are not the parameters Israel should be measured by. This is not about corporeal success. The state in which Israel now exists is called “destruction.”
It seems that everything is fine and Israel is the country of the most advanced high technologies. But we exist inside nature, which is all closed and global. Nature is the Creator, and we act against Him both in the spiritual and in the corporeal sense. From the point of view of spirituality, we are completely opposite to the Creator because we behave in the most egoistic way, worse than all.
Our desire to enjoy is so developed that we manage to overtake the whole world. But in fact, we have been given power in order to succeed in exactly the opposite way: to serve the whole world, to bestow, to teach, and to become a connecting channel between the Creator and the created beings. Instead, we use our egoism in order to develop hi-tech and extract as much money as possible for capitalists and for armaments. Meanwhile, children are neglected and families are being destroyed. This is a completely wrong approach because we are going against the general program of nature.
Day after day, we become increasingly remote from the common nature, and therefore, we will lose on all counts. First of all, this relates to general nature, that is, to ecology and the attitude of the nations of the world toward Israel. We feel how anti-Semitism is growing daily, crossing all borders, and we are becoming increasingly “stiff-necked people,” actually living not in the Land of Israel but in Egypt, enslaved to Pharaoh.
We have become very successful in developing all the corporeal values in the world: in hi-tech, armaments, and the economy, using our egoistic qualities and inflating them to such an extent that we have become the very first in using the egoism. It turns out that we have reached the stage of the Pharaoh. Suffering will inevitably come soon because we have built such a world. However, we can turn this looming tsunami into a gentle and benign wave. It will not be a tsunami wave that washes away the whole world and drowns everyone in it, but a positive wave of, say, chocolates and flowers.
Let us start with the realization of evil and stop seeing ourselves as successful. Because of this, we find ourselves in a deep hole. Israel is obliged to give the world the method of correction, the knowledge of the Creator, and bring everyone to the final corrected state.3
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/30/19, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Exile and Redemption”
1 Minute 8:20
2 Minute 36:00
3 Minute 1:04:20
New Life #550 – Longing For The Land Of Israel
New Life #349 – Uniting The Israeli Nation: An Ideology
The People Of Israel In The Land Of Israel
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is the difference between a spiritual Jew and a Jew of the flesh?“
A Jew of the flesh: we can see Jews living in and between different countries. They have no problem doing so, even though they feel different in their various countries of residence.
A secular Jew is like any secular person who lives according to the cultures and norms of their respective society.
A religious Jew is one concerned with observing religious laws.
A spiritual Jew is concerned with the revelation of the Creator (the force of connection, love and bestowal) to His created beings in this world.
Question: If we disagree with what the Creator does with us, how can we deal with such a revelation of the Creator in us?
Answer: Correct yourself to a state of agreement. In principle, nothing changes. Do not expect our world to change! Only your attitude toward it will change if you exert effort. This is the meaning of the “correction of the world.”
It is said that the world acts as it always did. You will change until it is revealed to you as perfect, eternal, infinite, and absolutely corrected. This is our life and our correction.
So decide whether you will correct yourself or not. The world is unchanging. On the contrary, to the measure of your progress, to the measure of your ability to correct yourself, it will be revealed to you as more and more uncorrected so that you compensate for external faults with your internal corrections and see that in fact the world is corrected.
For example, now I see the world uncorrected. I look at a person who sits in front of me, some sleepy guy, constantly rubbing his eyes; I do not like him. If I suddenly discover that this is the closest, most dear person to me, a very warmhearted, special friend, then I begin to see him completely differently. It all depends on my state. There is no other way.
As soon as we discover that all together we are parts of the same soul, no one can be ugly, nasty, and repulsive there! Therefore, I will suddenly begin not only to tolerate everyone, but to love them, not to neglect them, but to attract them.
Imagine, we are all parts of the same soul. Where would you escape to? On the other hand, why “escape”? I need to understand that all these parts are necessary for me. They, complementing each other and being correctly connected, suddenly appear as a mosaic that brings my soul together.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/27/19
Weaving A Blanket Of Love
All The Correction Is In Unity
Want To Change The World? Change Yourself
New Life 1127 – Thought Creates Reality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
The power of thought works according to the goal of creation, which is to advance humanity toward the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). It is possible to use the power of spiritual thought when the good of the world and your personal good are the same. You can change reality for your own benefit if you think about changing it for the benefit of others. Someone who exits himself in order to love others begins to feel that the world is governed by a single power of love and connection and discovers the Creator.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1127 – Thought Creates Reality,” 6/20/19
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