Audio Version Of The Blog – 11/7/19

Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download:MP3 Audio

A Special Illumination Through The Group

laitman_962.1The group is the face of the Creator, His image. He has no other image but “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one.” Therefore, there is: “Me, the group, and the Creator”—three components that connect into one. Or we can say that behind each friend is the Creator. The same Creator that I wish to see, I must build in my relations with my friends.

To advance to the Creator, I need to perform a completely different action to build His image, as I imagine it, in my relations with my friends. Let’s check if I identify the image of the Creator in the group or not? Do I organize the group according to the image of the Creator that I imagine? Do we connect to each other to build the image of the Creator in our relations?

It is said: “You have made Me.” It is as if I take clay or play dough and form the image of the Creator in the relationship with friends. From above downward, the Creator creates a person, and from below upward, a person creates the Creator.1

The light that leads to the connection with the Creator is primary. It is small, weak, but close. And the light that gives connection to the group is strong, multifaceted, powerful. They differ like an audio signal transmitting only voice in comparison with a video signal transmitting a complete picture with a lot of data.

First, the Creator awakens me with a thin ray in which there is nothing but this brief awakening. But through the group, a window through which I can reveal all of reality until the end of correction opens for me because the group represents the image of the Creator.

Final correction means that we expand our Kli of perception so that it contains the entire manifestation of the Creator, all His infinite bestowal. That is, I must discover a limitless connection in the ten, and this will be the final correction.

If I aspire to the Creator without a ten, then this is still an egoistic awakening due to the fact that the Creator excites me. Still, I already see that one should not drown in one’s egoism, but I supposedly want to find a desire belonging to the Creator. This is still an egoistic attitude but already a step forward.

If I want to connect with the Creator through the group, it means that a special illumination comes to me through it. Maybe I still do not understand this, but subconsciously I feel and begin to reach for the group. Therefore, the group becomes important to me.

The desire for the group suggests that a person receives illumination through it. I want to cling to the Creator so I cling to the group, which for me acquires the importance of the Creator.

To the extent that I imagine the Creator within the group and the group brings itself to be in equivalence of form with the Creator, to that extent I am in adhesion with both of them and really find the Creator in the group. This means that the vessel and the light become equal and the light begins to clothe itself inside the desire.2
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/14/19, Preparation to the Europe Convention

1 Minute 20:00
2 Minute 43:25

Related Material:
Address The Creator Through The Group
Through The Group To The Creator
Clinging To The Creator Through The Group

Connection Based On Concessions

laitman_939.01Question: What is a connection based on concessions?

Answer: This is when I am ready to give way to my friends in everything in order to unite with them because without it I would have no opportunity to influence my fate, to influence the Creator, who is the master of my destiny.
From the Convention In Moldova “Day One” 9/6/19, “Dissolving in the Friends,” Lesson 1

Related Material:
Based Upon Mutual Concessions
Concessions Are A Sign Of Strength Not Weakness
Learning To Make Concessions

We Need A Unity Government!

627.2What should the leadership of the country in the spirit of unity, which is so important now for Israel and for all other countries, look like? Theoretically, everyone wants the people and the government to be one, but in practice, it turns out that each political movement is pulling in its own direction, caring only about positions in the government and money. What should a government that works on the basis of genuine unity look like?

It is said: “As their faces are not the same, so their opinions are not the same.” We are all completely different, and therefore, it is clear that unity cannot initially be achieved directly based on our similarities. Something needs to connect us to each other so that there is a reason to cancel the differences. Like in a family where each parent concedes their own interests for the good of the child.

In the government, it is much more difficult to achieve unification because they do not feel that the country is their common heritage. Everyone understands that today they are in power and tomorrow they will no longer be, and therefore, they do not worry about what they leave after themselves. Their primal concern is to prove themselves right and their opponents wrong. Therefore, the worse it would be for the people and the country under the opposition party’s leadership, the better it would be for the current leader.

It turns out that everyone thinks not about how to improve the country and its people, but how to make it better for themselves, to gain power at any cost. This attitude is exactly the opposite of how it is in the family where we are united by common property, a home, and children that makes us dependent on each other. In government, there is nothing like this; therefore, egoism has the opportunity to roam in full force. There is a much more of a rude, selfish, and deceitful calculation.

I think that no party alone can lead the country. In Israel, there has never been a genuine peace party that works for the genuine unity of its people, its country, prioritizing the people’s interests above its own, and agreeing to give up its respectful position in the government for the people’s good. We are no different from other countries in this.

Therefore, there is no other way to succeed except by creating a government of national unity from those parties that really want unity and are able to give up their interests for its sake. It can be likened to a family life, which is a process of continuous compromise, with each member canceling something of his or her own interests for the sake of the other.

A unity government is bound to include many contrasting forces. It cannot consist of one party because it will pull the whole country and people in one direction, which can never be for the people’s good. We have already seen what distortions the rule of the socialist parties did decades ago. They created a problematic system of healthcare, finance, and trade unions, which still cannot be corrected and balanced with the general system.

Therefore, few strong parties that really differ in their views, not just names and leaders seeking power, should participate in the unity government. A correct, good government should consist of opposing forces that can communicate with each other and extract the correct results from their disagreements at every moment and on any issue.

The unity of the government means that everyone cares about the good of the country. There may be different opinions in the government, heated debates, almost fights, but everyone should understand that only in the spirit of unification can something good be done for the country and the people.

That is why a unity government must include opposing tendencies that are smart enough to know and understand how to move toward unity. It is like in a family where everyone has their own opinion, but for the sake of a common goal, members have to discuss each issue and achieve a solution that is acceptable to everyone. There are compromises here and each person adds to another in the daily work.

We need to immediately highlight the large parties that seek to unite. A small party, pursuing the interests of a small group and separated by religious or ethnic grounds has to be left aside. These parties do not care about the good of the country but about the interests of their small sector. Therefore, they should not be included in the unity government because its primary concern is the good of the whole country. They can exist next to it, expressing the interests of their specific voters. But they cannot determine the leadership of the country, take advantage of the contradictions between large parties, and gain great influence despite the small number of seats. Such bargaining must be disallowed. Everyone should receive the influence that corresponds to the number of voters standing behind them.

The unity government should work only for the good of the country and the people and be ready to serve people and not their own interests and benefits. It will show the people an example of correct behavior in which different people, even those hostile to each other, can rise above all contradictions for the sake of the success of the country, the common property.

The goal of a government consisting of different, opposing forces is the good of the country and the good of the people for which they act together, making mutual compromises. Only with a constant discussion of all problems and adding to each other, do they together achieve the correct answers.
From KabTV’s “New Life#1161–We Need A Unity Government!,” 9/24/19

Related Material:
There Is Only One Solution: Complete Unification
New Life #344 – Leadership And Government: The Future Leadership, Part 3
New Life #343 – Leadership And Government: The Future Leadership, Part 2

Everyone Will Become A Jew

laitman_600.02Question: How does someone become a Jew?

Answer: There are two ways to become a Jew: by birth or by becoming Jewish.

Anyone can become a Jew, no matter whether one is French, Italian or any other nationality, because Jewishness is not via lineage.

To become a Jew means to adopt a certain way of thinking, an attitude toward life and its purpose, when you realize what it actually means to be a Jew. What does it mean to be a Jew? It means to bring the method of correction and connection into the world, and to become a contributing member toward the world’s unification.

Question: So, the word “Jew” – “Hebrew – Ivri,” means “crossed over”?

Answer: A change from the egoistic attitude toward the world and others to an altruistic one.

Question: Is this how one becomes a Jew?

Answer: Yes.

Question: So, in effect, are you discreetly telling us that the whole world can become Jews?

Answer: Not discreetly, but indeed so.

This is a serious transition from egoism to altruism, which only happens as a switch that turns on inside each person when one asks the upper force for this change .

Question: You also say that those who are born Jewish are not actually Jews?

Answer: No. Those are not the Jews the Torah speaks of. A Jew is a spirit. One must be guided only by the calling in his heart.

Question: Is the ultimate goal of life to become a Jew?

Answer: To become a Jew means to unite all people, to be the force that elevates them toward the quality of bestowal, mutual love, and unity. It means reaching such communication between all people in the world so that they will be as one.

Being Jewish has nothing to do with whether or not one’s mother is Jewish.

Question: People of different nationalities will now suddenly hear that one way or another the goal of every person is to become a Jew?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Do you calmly say that it is so?

Answer: Of course. In other words, the goal of every person is to transition from the egoistic perception of the world into the altruistic one. This is considered as crossing (“laavor“) the egoistic barrier.

So, let them cross it.
From KabTV “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/30/19

Related Material:
To Shake The Jews
How Can One Become A Jew?
How Do You Become Jewish?

Convention In Bulgaria “Day One” – 11/7/19

Convention in Bulgaria 2019, “Awakening the Point in the Heart to Despair in Our Own Strength,” Lesson 1

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/7/19

Lesson Preparation

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download

Lesson on the Topic “Love Covers All Crimes” (Preparation for the Convention in Bulgaria)

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download

Lesson on the Topic “Preparation for the Convention in Bulgaria”

icon for podpress  Video: Play Now | Download
icon for podpress  Audio: Play Now | Download