My Thoughts On Twitter 8/24/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

On the second day of my stay in India, I had a meeting with the Jewish community of #Mumbai, which was held in the Eliyahu synagogue. More than 100 people attended. We talked about the status of the #Jewish people in the world and their unique role for all of humanity.

Spiritual fulfillment comes not only from coming closer to the Creator, but also from distancing away from Him. After all, by fulfilling egoism, which justifiably demands everything for itself, and opposing it, one acquires faith. That’s when one needs to relate everything to the Creator—even separation from Him.
From Twitter, 8/24/19

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Absolute Interconnection

Laitman_117Question: I came to Kabbalah with a clear internal understanding that everything a person thinks about comes to him from the Creator. I put that into practice when I have a thought about some other person, relative, or acquaintance; I make sure I realize this thought immediately.

What I mean is that I will call him and ask what is going on, and it turns out that at the very same moment this person was thinking about me or was having problems.

Do these thoughts come to us from our egoistic world or arise from the upper worlds?

Answer: Nothing appears by itself. We are all connected by our thoughts and desires. I am not saying that we have to call each other all the time and inquire about what is happening. But if any thoughts or desires surface, they depend on the global picture of souls with whom we are completely interconnected.

Nothing is independent in this world, not the slightest thought or desire. Everything is completely interconnected and mutually defined. We all determine each other’s destinies.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/21/19

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Evolution Of Desires, Part 11

laitman_627.1Obstacle to Unity

Baal HaSulam, “Matan Torah” (The Giving of the Torah) Item 12: “A wild ass shall be turned into man” (Job 11:12), because when one emerges out of the bosom of Creation, one is in utter filth and lowliness, meaning a multitude of self-love that is imprinted in him, whose every movement revolves solely around himself, without a shred of bestowal upon others.”

Question: The person is originally born an egoist. As I understand it, in Kabbalah, it is the egocentric perception that needs to be corrected?

Answer: This is a specific egoism. It requires correction.

This is not about animal egoism when everyone instinctively wants to take a certain posture, to do some kind of calculation so that he is well. This is a natural egoism, there is no need to fight it.

Our natural desires (food, sex, family, etc.) are not considered egoistic at all. People just think that it is egoism and you should fight it. No, that is wrong. We need to fight only with the egoism that disallows our unity, to be together with others in a state of friendship, connection, and love.

Therefore, the forces of opposition that arise when a person attempts to somehow interact with other people are the real egoism.

Question: To enjoy at the expense of other, to use someone—is this also egoism?

Answer: Naturally, because these are also the forces that prevent us from uniting with others.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/3/18

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Advancement Through Jealousy

laitman_544Question: Baal HaSulam writes: “One who can wait for tomorrow will obtain his salvation after his years.” How can I develop the aspiration to the upper one at the current moment, and not wait until tomorrow?

Answer: It all depends on how jealous you are of your friends. You should feel jealous that they are moving much faster and more successfully than you. This is a problem.

This approach is recommended even to the teacher. For example, every day I sit in front of my students. Although I wish them to quickly attain everything, I must envy them too; otherwise, I will be unable to learn from them. And I need to learn from the Creator through them.

Good jealousy is the main property that moves us forward. I do not think about them moving more slowly, but about moving more quickly myself. In this way we help each other.

This jealousy must be developed. It is necessary to specifically show the other person how much more you understand, how much smarter you are, how much more effort you put in. Help them in this way!
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 4/21/19

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Uniqueness Of The Creator, Part 3


Guardianship Stopped

Remark: The fourth theory of nature’s governance: the Creator of the world has ceased His governance.

In the process of humanity’s development, many people abandoned the idea of polytheism. Baal HaSulam writes that then a new theory was put forward, according to which the Creator of the world is wise and sensible, but he stopped his guardianship, i.e., He created us and left.

My Comment: The fact is that many people are disappointed with their development, with the development of civilization, with the human approach to life, with society. They saw that no matter what we do as a result of our long developmental process, we still remain negative and worthless, we suffer, and harm ourselves.

Therefore, they involuntarily came to the conclusion that, probably, all this was once controlled by a wise force that wanted to create a person for some lofty goal, but because nothing came out of the person, as a result, the higher power left us, and we exist purely automatically.

That is, they agree that some kind of wise force created us, but it seems to them that this wise force cannot engage in such insignificant people who themselves cannot do anything to correct themselves. All the theories of nature’s governance, in principle, have arisen from practice.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/10/18

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