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My Thoughts On Twitter 8/5/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

Since the #Jews were created as a gathering of the 70 nations of the world, they have nothing that is personally theirs. They contain the whole world and everyone has a concern about them—what happens in their nation and state.
Hence the nations instinctively look upon #Israel and wait for changes…

The nations of the world may be hostile to each other, but this has no adverse impact on other nations. However, with the nation of Israel—if it is not amicable among itself, by the lack of connections between its members, it impacts the nations of the world negatively. And when they pressure it, it grows closer within itself—and the nations of the world feel better because of it.

There have been Kabbalists greater that the Ari, such as Rabbi Akiva, Rashbi and others. But they were unable to express the method of correction the way the Ari did. This is not determined by a Kabbalist’s height, but by his correspondence to the generation. That is why we value the Ari’s texts so much—because we can attain correction with their help.

The story of how the Ari’s works were publicized resembles the story of The Book of Zohar, which was revealed a thousand years later. Only by the time of Baal HaSulam were all of the Ari’s writings finally collected and Baal HaSulam was able to write the “Teaching of the Ten Sefirot” commentary to them. All of Kabbalah is built upon The Zohar and the books of the Ari.
#zohar #ari

When we study the materials of the Ari, we are affected by the light that reforms that’s concealed in these texts. Its influence depends on our intention, aspiration to unity, unification, similarity to the Creator. The light operates around us, enveloping us, protecting us, bringing us closer to unity.

Baal HaSulam: There are no words to express the importance of the Ari’s spiritual work for us because the doors of attaining the upper world were locked, and the Ari came and opened them for us. All the sages of subsequent generations and till our days devoted themselves to adhering with his upper wisdom.

The Ari was a person who opened up the path to the heavens for us. From the inheritance we received from him, we can extract the light that reforms—the most valuable thing it contains. The Ari’s compositions are the saving rope thrown to us from above—by grabbing on to it, we can rise to the Creator’s degree.

We are approaching the 9th of Av. During this period we have always been exterminated, imprisoned, and sanctioned in all sorts of ways. But the 9th of Av can turn into the most joyous and bright day of all—redemption of the world from all evil, its elevation to the eternal perfect degree.
From Twitter, 8/5/19

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What Is The Actual Reason As To Why Nazis Still Exist, And Why Do They Still Hate The Jews? (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What is the actual reason as to why Nazis still exist, and why do they still hate the Jews?

To state it concisely, it’s because the Jews have not made any steps toward realizing their spiritual role, to unite (“love your friend as yourself”) and become a positive example of unity for humanity (“a light unto nations”).

As human egoism—the desire to enjoy at the expense of others—grows from one day to the next, humanity increasingly suffers. The more humanity suffers, the more anti-Semitism increases and surfaces among people globally.

How does this work? It is because the Jews became known as “Jews” by uniting “as one man with one heart” some 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. It was at that time that Abraham guided Babylonians from all walks of life to unite above the growing human ego that was causing problems in society, and to be a positive example of unity to all people. These people who implemented such unity became known as “the Jews” (the Hebrew word for “Jew” [Yehudi] comes from the word for “united” [yihudi] [Yaarot Devash, Part 2, Drush no. 2]). Since then, the Jews lost consciousness of their spiritual unity (when they fell into the exile some 2,000 years ago), and developed among the nations of the world.

Over the course of human development, the human ego has grown to a state where today, it is overblown and demanding correction. The symptoms of having a continuously growing-yet-uncorrected ego are the myriad problems and crises that the world experiences on all scales: personal (e.g. depression, loneliness, anxiety, stress, suicide, drug abuse), social (e.g. social division, crime, war, poverty, unemployment, inequality), and ecological (e.g. natural disasters, global warming, food insecurity). The demand for the ego’s correction today coincides with a demand for unification above the division we experience in our world. Since the Jews fail to implement their spiritual unity—unity above egoism—and have it enter mainstream society, then Nazi and fascist versions of unity appear in society’s fringes. The Nazi and fascist versions of unity are dangerous because they are not unity above egoism, but unity within egoism, i.e. the unity of one people against others.

Last century, the climax of Nazism and anti-Semitism erupted in Nazi Germany, since Germany was the most developed country in the world at the time. Today, there is a strikingly similar tendency of rising Nazism and anti-Semitism that is headed toward a climax in the United States, Europe as well as all around the world, because of today’s tight global interdependence and interconnectedness.

Therefore, since the Jews have made no steps toward realizing the method for their and humanity’s positive unification, the negative form of unity surfaces as Nazism. And Nazism is a force that indeed once again threatens to rise in its power and inflict much suffering upon the Jews if they again fail to bring unity to the world in time.

The Illusion Of Our World

laitman_423.01Question: You called our world illusory. Why correct it if it is so?

Answer: You are right; we do not correct it. We correct ourselves, our egoism. The world is in our perception as a reflection of our egoism.

The world is what our ego draws for us. As soon as we begin to push our way through the world to the Creator, we will increasingly feel the upper world.

We will begin to see within the framework of our world the acting forces of the upper world, and gradually our world will disappear from our perception. Its picture remains, but the forces that act behind it will increasingly manifest. Thus, our consciousness and attitude toward the world will begin to change
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 3/24/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/5/19

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 163

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Lesson on the Topic “Work with the Disturbances” 

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