From Mumbai To Berlin

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/30/19

From Mumbai to Berlin: I ended my visit to India, where I met with the Jewish community and various personalities, and now I’m on German soil. The gap between a third world country and a developed Western country is huge. It is remarkable to see how there can be two opposites like this on a single planet.

In India, I witnessed swarms of people living in miserable huts and shabby shacks, neglected children roaming the streets, and suffering unbearable crowdedness and stench. It’s neither day or night. Everything goes on around the clock, almost without any reference to time. In Germany, however, everything runs smoothly like a clock. Luxury towers of high-tech companies, sparkling buildings, preserved history and high-quality computing.

I have no criticism of the Indians. In relation to the Germans, they are much softer, good hearted and have no urge to harm others. But the differences clearly indicate that the world has everything in it. Nothing is missing—not money, not food, not clothing—only positive connection between people, a relationship based on mutual consideration.

India doesn’t need to build lavish factories or resemble Western culture, nor should we underestimate the needs of the German nation. Every nation should remain in its natural disposition. All that’s needed is to infuse the world with a spirit of unity; education and awareness that will generate a positive balance. The forces for such a significant change can be derived from the study of Kabbalah.

Read more about my journey in India:
The exciting encounter with the guru
The meeting with the Jewish community
Pushkar intro lecture
India in the fog
Indian wedding

Czech Exhibition

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/30/19

Czech photographer Vladimir Brunton has photographed great European leaders for years, and has become a famous artist throughout Europe. In the middle of 2017, Brunton began to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. From the very first moment he admired the depth of wisdom and its endless layers.

He decided to express his impressions in a series of artistic photographs that were processed using an original and unique technique: layers of photographs (2×2 m) developed on handmade Japanese canvas (watch the work process here).

During his first few weeks of learning, when he was all fired up, he decided to convey the magic of creation in color. After a year of strenuous work in his studio, Brunton delivered a spectacular collection of art photographs. In collaboration with the Art Gallery in Prague (Czech Photo), he decided to display them to the public in the Prague Capital Exhibition.

I was delighted to visit the exhibition with my local students. I praised Brunton for finding an original way to shake the mystical dust off the wisdom of Kabbalah, and present it in a positive light. I was even more thrilled to find the portraits of my two teachers: Baal HaSulam and The Rabash, and I was even surprised to find my portraits.

If you are staying in Prague until mid-September, come and be impressed (address: Seydlerova 2835/4); Or visit Vladimir Brunton’s website, where you will find the thought-provoking exhibition.

My Thoughts On Twitter 8/30/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

A light pinch is enough to snap back—the “pinch of the devil.” First I cry out: “Oh” from the feeling of disturbance, and the second “Oh”—from the realization that this is not a disturbance, rather the Creator is drawing me closer to Him. All in one go.
The only answer to every obstacle is to cling to the Creator more.

There is no righteous person that never sinned. We keep falling, always unprepared for a disturbance, for it is new every time, a new Reshimo is revealed from the breakage. So we have to fall, but the very next moment we must return to the correct perception.
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If I ask the Creator to help me cling to Him with a force greater than disturbance, and stick to the ceiling along with this obstacle, then I gain faith above knowledge, the power of adhesion which is stronger than the disturbance felt inside knowledge.
#wisdomofkabbalah #quoteoftheday #success

I want to cling to the Creator along with the disturbances He sends me. My devotion to Him is measured by the strength of my adhesion to Him. Like the 5 kg weight that I want to stick to the ceiling needs glue that can hold at least 5 kg plus some more to be safe.

In corporeal life I have to fight and defend against disturbances. In the internal work though, I accept it and am as grateful for the bad as for the good. Such disturbances bring us corrections. The main thing is to launch a war against them in order to ask for the adhesion with the Creator above them.

If a person is creating an obstacle for me, I have to accept it as “help from the opposite.” It shows me where I am still disconnected from the Creator. I come closer to the Creator because of this obstacle, I couldn’t advance without it, thus I wish this person all the best.

From #Berlin I went to Czech’s capital, Prague. Here I was met by my students who came from all over the country. The small room was crowded. There were many questions. There was a great desire to connect with our hearts. I was so happy to see these sparks of life in decaying #Europe.

From Mumbai to #Berlin.
The gap between the third world country and the developed western world is huge.
The differences tell us that there is enough supply in the world, we have no shortage of anything: not in finance, nor in food or clothes—only in good relations between people.
From Twitter, 8/30/19

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Working With Obstacles

Dr. Michael LaitmanIf my goal is to give to the Creator, then it should not be important for me whether I do it from the state of ascent or descent. I make a restriction on myself as if I do not exist, and I am only looking for any opportunity to please the Creator. I constantly live in such a “sandwich”: I only pay attention to my goal to bring joy to the Creator, whether I rise or fall.

Then my attitude to the ups and downs becomes constructive: I evaluate them in terms of what will help me more. Perhaps it is more useful for me to reveal more darkness and all kinds of defects. Already by the fact that I thank the Creator for the evil revealed, I give Him pleasure because I understand that this is preparation for merging with Him. I want to be faithful to Him in bad states just as in good ones and not wait for Him to correct everything.

If I solve the problems and stay in joy, this is a sign that I am on the right track and keep the right direction. There is no good without evil. Evil is a solid foundation with which I can confidently advance to perfect work. I always check where and how, in what form and with what power can I please the Creator as much as possible, attach to Him. I do not strive for Him so that I feel good, but because my whole intention is to merge with Him for the sake of bestowing to Him. Therefore, we can feel perfection in any state so that darkness will shine as the Light, and there will be no difference between darkness and light, day and night, and everything will be united in one great day.

If I do not see myself in such a sandwich, then life will constantly throw me up and down, I will not feel that these jumps are targeted, and I will not be happy about the ups and downs equally.

The Creator is the healer of all diseases. Therefore, when I reveal some kind of breakage, I already have the right medicine. When I reveal the disease, it already means I have a cure: these two processes are inextricably linked. The main joy comes from revealing the flaws. The more we reveal them, the more pleasure we can deliver to the Creator.

If I am ready, I will always be glad for any fall: “Look, there is still a flaw! And here is another one, and more!” I will enjoy and rejoice in revealing defects and regret those that have not yet been revealed. After all, a hidden problem has no chance of resolution, and discovering it is a great blessing from above. If it is manifested, it means it existed before but in disguise.

If the Creator reveals bad qualities, conditions, and broken relationships to us, it is a sign of our progress. We must accept them all with joy because they are sent to us by the Creator with love. We must immediately answer Him with love, gratitude, and blessings for the bad as much as for the good.1

It is not good if everything goes quietly and smoothly in the group. This is similar to a family: if a husband and wife never argue, then it is not life. According to nature, there must be conflicts so that we understand each other’s weaknesses and love each other no matter what. There must be gaps and connections, and only their alternation gives a sense of life.

We do not need to wait for the relationship to be smooth like a horizontal line. After all, it is known that a flatlined electrocardiogram means death. Life means beatings, blows and overcomings: there must be ups and downs.2
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/13/19, “To Learn From the Descent During the Time of Ascent”
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2 Minute 16:00

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Sorting Desires

laitman_571.03Question: How can we understand which desires we can correct now and which we will be able to correct later? How can we not waste time on something that we cannot change?

Answer: Indeed, there are such desires that we are not yet able to change. But it is not important. We can sort them only if we are in a group.

After all, in the group I work on the greatness of bestowal, the greatness of connection. This is called the greatness of the Creator because the Creator Himself does not exist—there are qualities of connection, bestowal, and love.

When I am in a group and work on these qualities, then I start sorting out the desires and thoughts that arise in me and I work with them.

Question: Which is more correct: to focus on sorting the desires of the friends in the group or to give them the opportunity to help me sort my desires?

Answer: The most correct way is when I, being in a group, receive from my friends their thoughts and desires and I become their full assistant, ally, and even slave. I am ready to help them in everything to realize their wishes and thoughts.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 4/14/19

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New Life 1136 – The Essence Of Human Evil

New Life 1136 – The Essence Of Human Evil
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The wisdom of Kabbalah defines evil as an egoistic thought or desire that is directed toward one’s own benefit because it surely comes at the expense of others. It could be that someone like a doctor benefits others because it makes him feel good, yet this is also considered to be evil. By transcending the human ego, it becomes possible to discover the “upper world,” “divinity,” and the system that manages everything. There is no limit to human evil. It is only the ability to learn how to transform evil into good that is in our hands.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1136 – The Essence Of Human Evil,” 7/11/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 8/30/19

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Lesson on the Topic “Submitting Myself to the Influence of the Environment” (Preparation for Convention in Moldova)

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Preparation for Convention

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