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Do You Believe That We’re Nearing The Time When Israel Will Be Destroyed? (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Do you believe that nearing the end of the day Israel will be destroyed?

Indeed, we are in an era of growing hostility toward Israel running parallel with an exponential rise in anti-Semitic crimes and threats around the world.

However, the extent of destruction, or its opposite, a bright and blossoming future, for Israel depends solely on the people of Israel.

If we determine a goal before us, where we want to reach unity of the people of Israel in order for a spirit of unity to spread worldwide, then we’ll see all negativity toward Israel disappear, and in its place, witness a refreshingly new positive response from the world.

We cannot imagine what such a change would look like. For instance, world leaders who currently hold anti-Israel stances would suddenly start feeling the need to help Israel. The effect of this critical mass of people uniting would shift the tectonic plates of human consciousness into a positive “click,” and everyone would think, feel and interact more harmoniously. Moreover, the people of Israel would be felt as hubs in the human network of this newfound harmony.

Therefore, destruction or progress of the people of Israel depends solely on our behavior. If we take steps to unite, it will work to ours and everyone’s favor, and if we reject such steps, hatred and resentment toward us will continue rising to extents that could be far worse than the Holocaust.

Despite our widespread recognition as a smart and progressive people, we also have a distinctive foolish side: we forget our past. After the end of the Holocaust, we should have made a summary on how to never reach such a terrifying state ever again, but we did nothing of the sort.

While we make egoistic strides in the world, behaving as any other nation does, we fail to recognize that we’re actually in a coma-like state in relation to the ideology that made us the people of Israel to begin with: “Love your neighbor as yourself,” which our ancestors achieved under the guidance of Abraham some 3,800 years ago. After uniting for a brief period, our relations soon after shattered into unfounded hatred, and from the ruin of the Temple onward till today, we experience mutual rejection—our Achilles heel.

For the time being, there is mercy on us. We can still maneuver our lives in Israel and around the world relatively peacefully, regardless of the increasing anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiment. It is my hope that we make the most of the time we have left to unite and become a positive example of unity for the world. Otherwise, the tides could turn very quickly, and we could suddenly find ourselves trapped on a road to destruction.

Moving Into A World Ten

laitman_962.8Expansion and contraction are signs of spiritual life understandable only to those who have made very good progress. Due to the congress, to our connection, we reach a greater power of the spiritual vessel, nearing the revelation of the Creator. We can see these examples in our world: little children need books with big colorful pictures, large building blocks. For professionals, specialists with experience, a few words are enough to understand more than a beginner would from a long story.

Expansion and contraction happen inside the group and inside an individual as they draw nearer to or farther from the Creator. This is how the Creator plays with us because we are always between two forces, seemingly negative and positive. Therefore, only due to our connection in the worldwide Kabbalistic group (the world spiritual Kli) can we achieve greater force and quickly develop spiritual qualities in the general system.

You cannot notice many details inside a small ten, but if the ten expands, more discoveries can be made in it. Even our inability to unite is an important revelation for our advancement. Phenomena, properties, and flaws uncovered in a large group are also present in a small ten as well, but they are undetectable.

We thought that everything was fine, that we were united, but now we enter the common world Kli and realize how much disorder, contradiction, and misunderstanding there is. We need to realize that the general and the particular are equal in spirituality. We simply magnified the scale, and as if under a magnifying glass, we can see in the huge world ten all the things that were also present in a small ten. It is all one system.

Therefore, it is greatly beneficial to come out of the personal ten and see Europe as one ten. Of course, we will find confusion and lack of connection there, a mixture of all languages and a myriad of other problems. But have no doubt that all these problems are also present in every small ten speaking the same language and living in the same city.

The principle is: we enter a big Kli in order to see that which was impossible to notice in a small Kli. This is a specific benefit that really helps us advance.

The expansion, the breath we take when we go outside, fills us with cold external air. Do not fear this cold, this confusion, distance, contradictions, lack of understanding, and resistance of the groups and people unwilling to connect. After all, we find ourselves in Babylon where fragmentation reigns, but we happen to be the chosen ones who have to show the way toward unity, just like the group that Abraham gathered. Let’s internalize this tremendous work that Abraham did.

I must see the whole European congress as my own small ten I am used to, where I feel myself at home among close people. I will remain in the same ten, but I will see what is actually hidden inside it, in each of the friends and in all of us together. It is a very important exercise that increases my desire and creates a new Kli, with all the details of the shattering that were unnoticed before. Now I see everything and I am ready to work to make a spiritual correction.1

Going out into the general world ten allows me to dive deeper into my own private ten. My ten had ten friends and now there is a whole group in place of each of them, each friend became a ten. Afterward, each person in that ten becomes a 10, and so on. Each time we multiply ten times: 10 —> 100 —> 1,000 —> 10,000.

Personally, I do not possess the instruments needed to detect such fine details. I need a microscope to see what lies inside each friend. In order to understand my ten, I need to reveal each friend who has a second ten within him, and a third, and fourth, etc., until our ten accumulates to 600,000 people.

All the billions of people are included in my friends in the ten as their private Sefirot. I only see the main, general Sefirot and cannot understand anything because this is an accumulation of all the private Sefirot that stand behind them.

If I cannot see the billions of people included in my friend in all the details, I cannot connect to them. Without a connection with them, I cannot connect to the Creator or perceive Him, nor can I understand or feel Him! Correction entails complete unity of all inhabitants of our world, of all souls as a single system. I keep seeing my private ten before me, but I begin to understand that inside it lies the whole world.2
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/29/19, The Benefit of Moving into a World Ten – Contraction and Expansion”(Preparation for the Convention in Bulgaria)

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2 Minute22:30

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World—Reality Or Illusion? Part 7

Laitman_917.02Why do we see the world as distorted?

Question: I heard that a person perceives reality and the world as a real distortion. Is it true?

Answer: Yes, of course. We only perceive everything in our sensory organs, and since they are distorted, uncorrected, and shattered, then naturally the world also looks like this.

The fact is that the world around us is perfect, but we do not perceive it as perfect because we feel it in our shattered, defective sensory organs. So we can say nothing about the world itself, but only about the way we perceive it.

Our method is in correcting our perception. Then I will see the world as perfect to the extent that I correct myself. Nothing else is required. I do not need to correct the world. On the contrary, in Kabbalah, it is considered a completely wrong move. Look how people there have been and currently are correctors of the world throughout the history of humanity.

However, if we approach the world in the way the wisdom of Kabbalah advises, then by correcting ourselves we will see that, apparently, the world around us is ideal, perfect, infinite, and eternal. There is nothing that needs to be done in it other than to correct ourselves.

Therefore, the entire wisdom is built on giving a person advice on how to correct oneself. How to make oneself corrected, integral. Otherwise, we will sink into even bigger problems and greater incorrect perception of the world.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19

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Companions On The Spiritual Path

laitman_749.03Question: What conditions are necessary to receive a response to MAN? Maybe we need to create a special service for this?

Answer: I do not know what service you can create and for whom. There is no need to build any channels other than proper communication with each other.

The common desire rising from the group will create that service, that channel through which all your private desires, connected together, form a huge desire called “MAN.” You will definitely get an answer to it. It all depends on how much you try to unite among yourselves for the sake of attaining the Creator.

You have a very clear goal: to attain the Creator. Therefore, it does not matter to you who is sitting nearby. If a person wants to be with you in achieving your goal, then he is your companion, and you can progress. That is how you should look at each other, purely as consumers.

Do not look at the appearance of a friend, at his character and habits. It does not matter to you what and who he is. What matters is that he strives for the same goal. Therefore, he can be your companion, an assistant without whom you will not achieve your goal.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamenatals of Kabbalah,” 8/18/19

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New Life #1162 – The World At A Crossroads

New Life #1162 – The World at a Crossroads
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

We are at a crossroads in which egoistic development has been exhausted and a general, integral relationship between humans must be developed. Today, all countries of the world are in an uncertain position in terms of ecology and international relations. Egoism separates us so much that we are willing to harm one another in order to feel on top. Human competition is having a devastating impact. Technological advances have created a situation in which we are all more dependent on one another, less protected, and subject to many dangers. We need a method to correct human nature and establish new values in order to maintain proper relationships. We need to understand that we are interdependent in all aspects of life like a family and that it will only be good for each one when it is good for everyone. In balance, we will solve every problem including climate issues and experience a safe, good, warm, and supportive human connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1162 – The World at a Crossroads,” 9/24/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/15/19

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “Hardening of the Heart – An Invitation to Build a Yearning for the Creator”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 101

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