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Question: You often say that it is harder for women to connect than it is for men. But if we take a closer look, we will notice that a woman today, even with three children, wants to go beyond the boundaries of her home.
She organizes all kinds of workshops, women’s circles, sees the value of connection, understands that we are living in a common field.
A woman gives birth; this is already some kind of experience of exiting herself for the sake of another person. A woman, in general, wants to make the entire world one big family, one home.
Do you agree that a woman is naturally more suited for connection than a man?
Answer: Nowadays everything is changing dramatically and I really see that there is a need to somehow revise everything. Suddenly, it turns out that there are more women in our circles than men.
At first, we explained it by the fact that women are not satisfied with their lives. After all, they have a family, a husband and children, and everything around them must be good and calm. This is very hard to achieve in our time. Therefore, we thought that perhaps women are dissatisfied and that this brings them to Kabbalah.
However, in principle, we see that today they do not really want a family: “Why do I need a husband and children? In general, it is possible to live without them. The Creator, spirituality, the soul, and the upper light!”
As for the fact that a woman is more down to earth and wants everyone to be connected, that is because her egoism is arranged in such a way. She feels that this will give the greatest fulfillment to her egoistic desires.
I think that today it already does not matter whether it is a man or a woman. Everything happens so equally that all gender differences are no longer differences.
At least the tendency is that more and more women are coming to Kabbalah. They are getting more serious, they are leaders. I must say that it has always been so: women lead humanity to serious goals. And men play. They go wherever a woman pushes them.
A woman is freer in her egoism than a man. Therefore, I really hope that we will have even more women and that they will show men how we should treat connection. It will be clearer to them.
Men can hug each other, walk, go to the sauna, and it seems to them that this is a connection. They are confused. Women are more sensitive to the meaning of real connection because they cannot even turn to each other without a need.
Therefore, we may yet see very serious changes in humanity regarding the role of women in the correction of nature.
From Lesson 5, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/7/19, Turning to the Creator
The Times of Israel published my new article “What the World Has Learned from the Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Bricks have fallen, but a stone remains in people’s hearts. 30 years following the fall of the Berlin Wall, almost nothing has changed. I remember vividly the moment on the 9th of November when I watched on TV how the crowds stormed the border crossings separating East and West Germany, and the outpouring of joy that engulfed people worldwide. For a moment, we thought that the unification will expand to Russia and China in the Far East, that it might even reach the entire world.
The illusion of unification, however, blew up in our faces.
The borders between the East and the West have been removed, but the gaps did not vanish. When the Berlin Wall was taken down, there were 15 walls or so in the world. Today, there are 77: on the US-Mexico border, between India and Pakistan, Slovenia and Croatia, North and South Korea, Austria and Slovenia, Greece and Northern Macedonia, and the list goes on and on.
Walls create partitions between people, borders separate countries, and fences tear down nations, all of which are typical phenomena of the 21st century. Even if we tore down a wall or removed a border, everything has returned to a prior state, and the walls have returned.
Why Has True Unification Failed?
Tearing down a wall or building it anew solves nothing, because the real walls are in our hearts.
It is true that there was a real desire to tear down the Berlin Wall. There had been yearning for liberty and many worked to advance it. East Germany wanted to unite with West Germany, but strong desire notwithstanding, the citizens were unprepared for the merger, and its defects are visible till today.
Unification should begin in the heart and mind, at the level of consciousness, in preparation for proximity between nations. A common language is insufficient. For instance, until today, there are differences between native Germans and those ethnic Germans who had lived on the Volga in Russia or in Kazakhstan and later returned to Germany.
Despite the common language and the fact that the Russian Germans came from a cultural background, they still found proper absorption to be difficult. Their weltanschauung (worldview) is different, and those differences are very obvious.
The significance is that it is not enough to break walls made of stone and cement in order to bring people together. It is necessary to tear down the blocks of the walls in our hearts. It is necessary to increase awareness about desirable human relation, to unify goals and purposes, to merge cultures and education systems into one, to develop a lifestyle based on consideration, and to agree on values and principles.
It cannot be expected that a broken stone wall will cause an essential change to occur, not after 30 years, and not even after 50 years. After all, it carries over from one generation to the next.
Even a cursory look at Europe will reveal that it is immersed in a deep crisis. It is not the unified continent that was aspired to following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today’s Europe is devastated, broken and covered by liberal democracy, in a degraded Westernization.
The project of the European Union, which aims to advance toward integration of open borders and a common currency, is a failure. A collection of nations are enclosed together in a disintegrating continent faced by swarms of immigrants who gradually change its unique European character.
Building Lasting Connection between People
In order to unite Europeans, first of all, they need to prepare their hearts and minds in such a way that they each will internalize what is a correct form of unity, including:
Without facing such questions, there will be no success or remedy for the continent.
The European tendency for altruism is the mother of all lies. The significant step now is to recognize the evil, that is, to accept that human egotistical nature plays with us, to expose people’s bitter and narrow interests, and to accept that no one has the power to bring down the walls between people, whoever they might be. Therefore, we require a power that we do not possess—a so-called “higher power.”
Above human nature, above the ego that constantly desires to benefit at the expense of others, above everything we currently perceive and sense, is an altruistic unifying power. It is nature’s own power. We can awaken this power by making efforts to unite. The method of how we can unite above the ego is what the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah teaches.
It is also the reason for Kabbalah’s widespread revelation in our era. That is, unity in human society has become a pressing need in times when social division, xenophobia and anxiety of wars and conflicts have risen immensely.
The efforts to unite among us will give us renewed forces: understanding, feeling, common sense, and healthy logic that will guide us to unity. Then, we will be able to overcome any wall, and all borders will be eliminated.
Question: What is it when a person creates something from materials as the Creator, if everything is an illusion?
Answer: We do not create anything as the Creator. Only if we begin to receive the upper light, then with its help we will be able to work on our essence, on our egoism, on our desires. We will then be able, in some way, to the extent of our similarity to the Creator, begin understanding His actions, but not His essence.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19
Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to From the Mouth of a Sage”: It is known from books and from authors that the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah is an absolute must for any person from Israel. If one studies the entire Torah and knows the Mishnah and the Gemara by heart, if one is also filled with virtues and good deeds more than all his contemporaries, but has not learned the wisdom of Kabbalah, he must incarnate once more into this world to study the secrets of Torah and wisdom of truth. …
This is the reason why we reincarnate, generation-by-generation through our current generation, which is the residue of the souls upon which the intention of Creation has not been completed, as they did not attain the secrets of the Torah in the past generations.
Baal HaSulam writes that we have to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah so that all souls (and each of us is the carrier of a piece of the common soul) could connect together into one common soul called “Adam” and achieve the state of complete similarity to the Creator, that is, to rise to the level of absolute knowledge, immortality, and perfection.
Question: Can we imagine from the Kabbalistic point of view that creation is a huge will to receive, which, as it is constantly developing, undergoes all kinds of metamorphoses along the historical axis, and each person is an individual will to receive?
Answer: Yes. These desires, interacting with each other as in a kaleidoscope, constantly clarify various sides of the Creator and gradually connect with each other.
Question: Does it mean that these are the same souls?
Answer: Yes. The same souls descend to the world, only on different levels and in different combinations with each other.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/8/19
New Life #8 – The Influence of the Environment
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi
We need to use the human ego to build an environment that will simultaneously influence and educate us. Our competitive, prideful human nature has become dangerous as we see in the current global crises involving family life, mental health, the environment, the economy, violence, addiction, disease, etc. Humanity has become lost in the desert, and our leaders have no idea how to heal the world.
Integral education is the only means to create a new world through schools, the media, the Internet, culture, theater, movies, books, and music. We need a group to set an example of how to live as a mutual society for the rest of the world. They can help others feel and accept the new system based on reciprocal human connection and love. The leaders will work with the people and build a new environment together in unison. They will teach everyone how to aim their intention in favor of others and live a better, more hopeful life. Everyone will learn how to recognize the flaw in human egoism and the advantage of attaining equivalence of form with the positive environment. We will understand creation and build a world filled with riches for everyone.
From Kab TV’s “New Life #8 – The Influence of the Environment,” 1/5/12
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