My Thoughts On Twitter 2/5/20

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

There you have it—Trump’s impeachment has been annulled. Likewise all the empty threats of the opponents—the Democrats, will disappear. Democracy must be realized not in the lying elite, but in the unification of the nation—among equals, rather than in the left’s  dictatorship. Start by educating the masses, instead of wild demonstrations!

Loss of faith in Democracy —it is digging its own grave! The masses do not see that the framework of Democracy allows them to influence the leaders according to the rules of the system. The elite isn’t concerned with the citizen’s problems, but its own. Egoism is showing us that ONLY IT governs us! It is our only enemy!

Escalating tension between countries, evil resolutions being made, and in general, violation of any resolutions, the warming oceans, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, locusts, viruses and everything else —all of it is the “Egyptian plagues” for all of humanity for its unwillingness to let go of #egoism.

It is impossible for a regular, earthly person to reconcile the world’s problems with human egoism, but gradually they will hear the Kabbalists—or on their own, from the depths of the unconscious, they will realize that only our egoism, ignorance, and lack of a good connection is the reason for ALL our troubles!

Not a single one of us has anything! This is precisely where our strength lies because we want a common force to emerge from this “nothing.” No one can give it to us—not even the Creator. Only we, ourselves, evoke this force by our mutual support, Arvut. This is what we ask for. May the upper light help us!

The force of support is called mutual guarantee. By that we guarantee to the group, to all its members, that we will constantly be in mutual work, to which every person ties his hopes and future—to build a Soul—a spiritual Partzuf in ten Sefirot, an eternal state.

Every person is responsible for the entire soul, the entire Kli of Adam. The law of perfect work in a perfect system, in spirituality is: as long as even one element, the tiniest desire, is not corrected, the whole Kli is not corrected. Regarding this, it is written that there is no such thing as “a little bit” in spirituality.

I am constantly pushed back so that I may take one more difficult step forward, toward unity. That is how I advance toward the truth. If today I do not feel that it is more difficult for me to connect with the group, it means I do not advance toward the goal. “The opinion of Torah is opposite to regular people’s opinion.”

No matter how close we come, we only move farther away. Two opposites in one—this is the structure of the spiritual Partzuf: the greater is the ego-desire, the farther from the goal we feel. The more we overcome egoism and rise above it with the intention for the sake of bestowal, the closer we are to the goal.

It’s possible to cry out to the Creator only from the state of “the desert.” We may have conditions of external comfort, but inside, there is a desert between us—there is no Creator between us, no sensation that we are connected to Him. He disappeared, left us, and all we can do is yell, like the “cry of one who cries out in the desert.”

I may be incapable of perceiving spirituality with my heart and mind, but I know this: I have a shield—my ten. I grab on to this ten like a baby grabs onto his mom and holds on to her. If not for the group, I will fall into this material life as a regular, average person, I will fall out of the spiritual path.

Both the small and the great are attained only by the force of prayer. All the effort and work that we must perform is only in order to reveal the insignificance of our forces, our lowliness, the fact that we are incapable of anything with our own forces because we are then ready to effuse the perfect prayer.

A person who holds on to the friends will withstand the trial. A prideful smart aleck, who moves away from the group, ends up leaving it. The forces of nature allow entry into spirituality for a person who is ready to unite, when both negative and positive forces affect him so he may occupy his place in the soul of Adam.

The more we advance, the more we feel weak, confused and disillusioned in ourselves. We have a clue about the spiritual force that stands before us, but we are not yet able to work with it. “And the sons of Israel cried out from this work.” This is a sign that we are at the entrance into the spiritual world.
From Twitter, 2/5/20

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Bnei Baruch—We Are Responsible For The Whole World

laitman_294.3We live in a special time when the world begins to feel that it must change its attitude to life, to reality, humanity, society, family, to everything. Everyone understands that this is necessary, but no one knows how to do it. Statements by politicians and lawmakers show their complete helplessness. Humanity has exhausted all options and there is no place left to go: people have no attraction to views of the extreme left, right, or middle. The new generation is totally indifferent to it all.

This is a sign that the time has come for the last generation when we are obliged to discover the essence of life for everyone. The Creator has chosen our Bnei Baruch group to realize this goal, giving us such a desire. The desire comes from the light. If a person has become illuminated a little bit by the spiritual world, the desire for spirituality awakens in him or her. And if the light suddenly begins to attract us to corporeal life, then we will drown in corporeality. We all awaken only thanks to the light.

Therefore, if we received such an awakening, we are responsible for the whole world and we are called Isra-El (straight to the Creator). The Creator will not take care of us if we fail to realize this task for humanity. We gather in the convention not only for internal connection but to generate a force with our unity that can attract the whole of humanity. It is necessary to unite very strongly at the convention and attract the light that reforms, which will advance us so that the world will feel that it has someone to follow, that there is a group in which the upper force dwells, Israel, “straight to the Creator,” the group lead by Abraham.1

The world has evolved to a state where it must receive a new force, aspiration, and goal that was previously absent. Until now, the world was moving toward a goal that was material and egoistic, one achievement at a time. That kind of development has exhausted itself. This is evident in the young generation, which is drawn much less to material values. For a complete awakening, only a few more epidemics such as coronavirus are missing. And of course, they will come, because we ourselves awaken them with our attitude.2

I want to be included in Adam HaRishon, in the common system where all souls are connected. I want to feel souls, not bodies, living in a single soul. I must realize such an awakening if I have one, because it is a genuine gift from above, an awakening of a part of divinity from above.

The world needs such a change of direction because it is lost and lacks understanding of where to go next. These are not just signs of the last generation. This is our reality.

Everyone who wants to realize their soul is obliged to connect with other souls. This is how we gather the soul of Adam HaRishon, and after uniting these parts, we will feel spiritual life inside them.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/25/20 Preparation for the Convention, Part 1
1 Minute 30:30
2 Minute 46:55
3 Minute 1:11:05

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“How Workplace Stress Among Doctors Leads To Suicide” (KabNet)

KabNet published my new article: “How Workplace Stress among Doctors Leads to Suicide

As distressing a problem as suicide is in and of itself, suicide among doctors is particularly troubling. Hundreds of doctors take their lives each year at a rate of over double that of the general population.

Why do so many doctors, a profession that is widely respected and well paid, end up committing suicide?

Doctors, and more specifically physicians, often find themselves under excruciating pressure, strict time constraints, and faced with cases beyond their ability to handle. Although trained to act with a sharp intellect and friendly warmth, some simply cannot bear the burden and face deep depression and stress.

They take on the patients’ problems, and by doing so, the doctors themselves become patients. Their dedication prevents them from abandoning their work, but the mental and emotional weight they bear stifles them. Some of them thus end up reaching such despair where they see no other option but to resign from life.

“Only positive connection among the body of human society has the power to cure our life’s systems, from the human body to the most distant reaches of society.”

Recently, in January 2019, an intern at the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Israel put an end to his life, becoming the fourth suicide by an Israeli doctor since 2018. The other three were senior doctors. The overworked and highly stressful atmosphere of dealing with crowded emergency rooms, caring for patients that can be from difficult populations, as well as the demanding work of conducting surgeries, training interns, the need to work long hours, and also working in congested departments surrounded by infectious diseases during their long work hours, all takes its toll.

The medical profession has a responsibility on its shoulders beyond its ability to carry. From one year to the next, medical professionals try to serve every ill person needing help, to act as angels from heaven, but it surfaces that they too are mortal flesh and blood.

In Israel, the health care system is suffering, despite having no lack of funding. Patients often wait in long queues for someone to deliver them from pain. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff all work busily and devotedly day and night in order to ensure health for everyone. Yet, the diseases become more aggressive, patient needs more exhausting, and the medicines less effective. Ultimately, doctors find themselves entangled and struggling within the overwhelming complexity of it all.

Perhaps such a desperate situation will force us to recognize the single ultimate disease that has one ultimate cure.

When positive connection is missing between the “organs” of human society, when we fail to think and act considerately toward one another, our “social body” falls ill and dies, and with it, our physical bodies also. Only positive connection among the body of human society has the power to cure our life’s systems, from the human body to the most distant reaches of society.

Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag, renowned for being the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th Century, wrote the following about this phenomenon:

“Observing life, we see that the process of a nation is just as the process of an individual. The functioning of each person within the nation is like the functioning of the organs in a single body. There must be complete harmony among the organs of each person—the eyes see and the brain is assisted by them to think and to consult, and then the hands work or fight, and the legs walk. Thus, each stands on its guard and awaits its role. Similarly, the organs that comprise the body of the nation—counselors, employers, workers, deliverers, etc.—should function in complete harmony among them. This is necessary for the nation’s normal life and for a secured existence.

“As the natural death of the individual results from disharmony among one’s organs, the nation’s natural decline results from some obstruction that occurred among its organs, as our sages testified (Tosfot, Baba Metzia, Chapter Two), ‘Jerusalem was ruined only because of unfounded hatred that existed in that generation.’ At that time, the nation was plagued and died, and its organs were scattered to every direction.” (Yehuda Ashlag, “The Nation”)

Separation causes both the death of the human body and the body of society. All the parts that make up any delicate system must be in a perfect symbiotic relationship. A spirit of mutual consideration and responsibility must flow among all of any system’s parts for its healthy functioning.

In order to reach such relations, a deep-rooted healing process among society as a whole is required, one in which not only doctors, but every person, is vigilant day and night to stand beside any person in distress.

In short, we will only be able to secure our society with mentally and emotionally healthy doctors when we accept our responsibility to build an emotionally healthy society—by forming positive human relations above all instances of division.
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“The Coronavirus’ Deeper Cause And Solution According To Kabbalah” (Times Of Israel)

The Times of Israel published my new article “The Coronavirus’ Deeper Cause and Solution According to Kabbalah

Depictions of total chaos have emerged from Wuhan, China, the city where the coronavirus first started spreading. 60 million citizens are under curfew, schools across the region are closed until further notice, and authorities recommend avoiding any unnecessary contact with people, including shaking hands. The strange plague also quickly spread beyond China’s borders, causing worldwide panic.

If we look at this situation through the lens of the wisdom of Kabbalah, there is nothing new here. Everything is unfolding naturally. The egoistic line of thought embedded within us makes us imagine the world as fixed and unchanging, that only we humans move in our reality. We thus place ourselves at the center of the world and imagine the control we have over the system of nature with our short-sighted selfish nature. However, such outbreaks as the coronavirus come to show us that this is not exactly the case.

In our five senses of perception, we are unable to see that the shifts taking place in our constantly changing world are currently developing with a negative trajectory relative to us. In our ignorance, we have pitted ourselves against nature.

The raw matter of creation, termed “the desire to enjoy” in the wisdom of Kabbalah, is in constant growth. In humans, this desire is expressed with an additional egoistic quality, where we aim to fulfill this desire to enjoy at the expense of others. We thus become inflated with self-importance, mentally and emotionally detaching from one another. Due to the destructive tendency of the egoistic desire to enjoy at the expense of others, Kabbalists describe this quality as the “evil inclination.”

With such an egoistic nature, we find ourselves faced with a serious paradox: On one hand, by nature we want to enjoy, to be at rest, and to use anyone and anything in order to achieve whatever each of us pictures as enjoyable. On the other hand, if we fail to cover the evil inclination with a good one, with an intention to benefit others, then we set ourselves up for self-destruction.

The pace of the coronavirus epidemic’s expansion should be seen as a warning signal for us to realize that we are on the verge of facing unmanageable challenges from nature. Until today, the imbalance between the good and evil forces, i.e., between the desire to benefit others and the desire to enjoy for self-benefit alone, has surfaced slowly and gradually in small increments. At this slower pace, we have had enough time to develop antibodies to battle the mutations, even if only temporarily.

However, with the exponentially accelerating rate of change, we could be faced with a disastrous plague in the future unless we learn how to balance these qualities—our human inclination to live at the expense of all, and the characteristic of nature that demands altruistic connections between every aspect of the environment, humans included. At the moment, we foolishly pit ourselves against nature in a losing battle.

There is no cruelty here on nature’s part. Nature operates by fixed and absolute laws in order to develop us to a perfect, balanced and harmonious state. We thus need only work out what is our role in this nature, and seek how we can become an active and beneficial element in nature.

Our key role in the system of nature is to function as the essential component that brings balance to the world through realizing nature’s primary law, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, when we try to connect with threads of love, we align with nature’s positive force by becoming similar to it. By doing so, we cause a “love virus” to emerge between us, and it spreads through us to nature on all of its levels, the inanimate, vegetative, animate and human. In short, positive human connections where we each aim to benefit each other will balance all ills in the world.

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Changing Your Attitude Toward The World

laitman_293.1Question: Some people, feeling the lack of something, automatically feel unhappy. That is, there is a widespread model in society that happiness is continuous joy and pleasure. There should be no suffering in my life. Where does such a model come from?

Answer: This is the wrong formulation of happiness, the wrong formulation of the question, and the wrong upbringing. We do not know our nature, and therefore, unfortunately, we are unhappy.

If we understood who we are and what we are, we would be able to form ourselves so that our structure and attitude to any state would be perfect.

This is what Kabbalah does. It does not change the world, it does not say that you have to change something around you. You must change your attitude toward the world. Then you will be happy. And you will be in an absolute state.
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Meaning Of Life, Part 8

laitman_939.02We Will Raise their Desires to the Creator with our Intention

Question: Is it possible to reveal the Creator with people who are not searching for the meaning of life?

Answer: No.

Question: So that means there should be a group of people with one common goal. What are the other 8 billion for?

Answer: Others will gradually feel that they have no meaning in life, that they need something, although perhaps it is not yet the attainment of the Creator. However, they will feel and discover all sorts of negative qualities, negative aspects of their lives, and in order to get rid of them, they will still have to gather in groups that are attaining the Creator. Not at this level, but at a lower one.

The meaning of life is the destiny of just a small group. The remaining 8 billion will be aspiring for the Creator for various reasons. For example, because they need to provide for their children, family, etc. They will not have a question about the meaning of existence.

Nevertheless, their aspirations for some materialistic goals will be enough because they will enter into our desires even with their egoistic desires, and we will be able to raise their desires to the Creator with our intention.

It is enough if they just know that there is a goal, and you need to gradually get used to it, adapt to it. This is enough to make this goal manifest in the masses even without raising their intentions to altruism. It is because we will give them our intentions, and they will give us their desires.
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Lesson on the Topic “Common Outcry to the Creator” (Preparation for the Convention in Desert)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,”  Item 118

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Gatehouse of Intentions,”  Item 25

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