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Outbreaks of infection demonstrate to us the principle of connection and responsibility of people, how each person affects all others. Nature will teach us the right interaction until we realize the rules of good interaction of all people. Thus, we will come to a complete correction of egoism!

Since the tendency of nature’s development is toward unity of opposites, in the future those who are able to unite the opposites with their methodology as the necessary mutual completion, according to the rule: “Love will cover all crimes,” will always succeed.

We are purposely causing the blows to our desire to enjoy, otherwise we cannot reveal its lowliness, hollowness, and its wicked hold over us in order to want to break free from it.

The desire to enjoy is within us, ruling over us. We can compare the two states: when we’re free from its reign and when it controls us. The difference between these two states gives us the chance to achieve the cry of despair that we cannot be free of the ego’s authority over us!

Sometimes we aspire to escape the slavery of the ego and enter bestowal. The contrast allows us to appreciate the state of freedom from #Pharaoh’s rule, and we wish to flee from him. If Pharaoh appears to consent to releasing us, the Creator hardens his heart, Pharaoh’s (ego’s) rule is strengthened, and everything repeats…

The state of the world Bnei Baruch group is exclusive because out of all the billions of individual souls, we have been chosen to be in the system of Yashar-El—a group aimed “straight at the Creator” that is pulling all of humanity toward correction.

Our egoism keeps growing, demanding constant economic growth. #Coronavirus forces us to separate, thus accelerating the unfolding of the global economic crisis. Salvation lies in unity. The method of everyone’s unification is #Kabbalah. If the #Jews fail to unite—they are hated by all the nations!

In each of the countries polled, a representative sample of 1,000 adults was presented with 45 questions or statements in face-to-face interviews about Jews and Israel. The survey finds 1 in 5 Europeans say a secret Jewish cabal runs the world.

The secret network of Jews affects the global, political, and economic affairs of the world, according to 20% of Europeans. #Antisemitism is a law of nature, because only unity can heal the world from all its problems. The methodology of unification is #Kabbalah. Bnei Baruch.

The state of entry into the upper world is called a conception (Ibur): when one annuls himself before the upper, is completely in bestowal to the upper (in an ascent from Malchut to Bina), just as the soul was before falling into egoism. And now it seeks to return to the state of complete annulment before the upper.

The main request to the Creator: to go against my desires in joy as if I’m completely in bestowal, asking for strength to go above my desires, to be in the desire to bestow in joy, as someone serving a great master. But one doesn’t ask to see the greatness of the Creator but only for joy and bestowal AS IF one sees the Creator.

The inner force of breakage separates everyone from others and keeps them in a dream. When we begin to work on our correction, we attract the upper light that awakens us. We come back from the dream to reality and feel the true life, realizing that everything is one system, one soul.

Right now I don’t feel the common soul due to the force of breakage in me that doesn’t let me feel myself as corrected, perfect—in the only state that exists. Due to the inner breakage, it is as if I’m unconscious, in a dream, and must wake up from it.

There is one soul in the world and it is in every person who longs to practically reveal the upper force, the source of his soul. Each person, as he connects with others, attains a common soul, feeling the whole upper light as Adam—the only soul.

It doesn’t matter what is in each of us, it is what is between us that is important—a network of connections is more important than its nodes. Although a network is built on nodes, it is only to achieve the goal; to merge with the Creator, the network of connections is far more important.

Everyone has a “point in the heart.” We have to annul our egoism to unite with the friends. The Creator unites us. As soon as I feel the connection: “I’m—to the friend, and the friend—to me,” I immediately feel the force of unity between us—bestowal, quality of the Creator.

If I don’t raise the request for my friends, MAN, nor raise the reflecting light, Ohr Hozer, the Creator suffers like a woman in labor pains: wanting to help but unable to, since no one can help the Creator give birth. We sinners are restricting the Creator from manifesting all His love and correcting the world.

The Creator as the bestowing force desires only one thing: for us to take this force and use it. If I can activate it and use it for the friend’s benefit, in so doing I give the Creator contentment. By connecting Him to those that need Him, I evoke in Him contentment from bestowing.

If I address the Creator with a correct request, I will see the Creator’s action in it. For I’m raising the reflected light (Ohr Hozer), and the direct light (Ohr Yashar) clothes in it, transforming into the inner light (Ohr Pnimi) that enters the soul, correcting and filling its desires.

If I concern myself with the Creator’s revelation to the friend, for his benefit and His benefit, I will feel the Creator’s actions in my request. After all, it is my actions that drew the Creator to help the group, and I will reveal this assistance as it will pass through me. When you ask for others, you receive first!

If one wishes to shift from actions without intentions to actions with the intention to bestow (for the benefit of others, the Creator), one finds that when desires (the body) hear of the intention to bestow, they begin to resist at once, indicating that this work is impossible (so that one would need the Creator).

The Creator cannot help those who ask for themselves. But through my request on their behalf I connect them to the Creator. The Creator doesn’t have the reflecting light, He cannot manifest His force of bestowal differently. I give Him my manifestation, Ohr Hozer, allowing the Creator to work and receive pleasure.

The Creator made it so man cannot independently rid himself of self-love, but would need the Creator to help him. How does the Creator help? With the holy soul, i.e., the will to bestow. Man has no desire to receive the light of bestowal, he is willing to keep content with keeping the commandments…

Baal HaSulam’s melodies are performed on Zither, a string instrument, by my student from Turkey Ilkay Olguncan Playing “Chamol Al Maaseicha” by Baal HaSulam
#music #kabbalah

#Exodus from Egypt is followed by reception of #Torah. We consent for the upper light to separate us from the ego-intention. The will to enjoy remains with no intention and joins the intention for the sake of bestowal—this is entry into the land of #Israel Flag of Israel.

#Exodus from Egypt happens in several stages:
1. We feel completely enslaved.
2. We feel a growing objection to slavery and servitude.
3. We are ready for anything—if it helps us run away from slavery—even to jump into the Final Sea [Red Sea], since “death is better than such a life.”
4. We cross the Egyptian border!

We rely on the connection with one another—and thus correct everything.

“We are only elevated in sanctity, never lowered.” We are now revealing a new empty space of our soul—we must fill it with the force of faith, the light of Hassadim, and then the light of Hochma. That is how we build the degrees and connections with the Creator.

A new empty space is being revealed in us—uncorrected desires. We must put them to good use, attach them to the work—that is how we rise to a new degree. Precisely this state, in which there is no feeling or reason, serves as material for the next degree, a new ascent.
From Twitter, 3/5/20

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“How To Respond To Questions About Death In The Coronavirus Era” (KabNet)

KabNet published my new article: “How to Respond to Questions about Death in the Coronavirus Era

As the Coronavirus continues its world tour, and panic penetrates populations of people, some are facing the ultimate question about death.
How should we respond to death? What is death? What happens after we die?

The nature surrounding us is wise and great. We are birthed within, and develop in, nature. Many systems function on a moment-by-moment basis to sustain our bodies for 70, 80, and even 100-plus years.

“And part and parcel with our global-scale problems is a global awakening of life’s deeper questions.”

But why? Are we supposed to just be born, live then die?

We endure difficult and painful years between our births and deaths. How much pleasure do we actually squeeze out of them? We care for our bodies in a Sisyphean way, and we feel less and less energy to keep going.

It is as if we’re shifting from living-and-breathing organisms into a biodegradable stage, after which we completely disintegrate.

Is there any benefit to such an existence? Or are we just supposed to struggle for years to make our way in life as best as we can until we eventually perish?

Evaluating the Purpose of Life through Four Levels of Nature

Each and every finest detail of nature holds benefit and continuity.

There are three distinct levels in nature: still, vegetative and animate. The person, in his current developmental stage, belongs to the animate world. Humanity, however, differentiates itself as the “speaking” level, which is higher than the animate.

What, then, makes humans different to animals?

We are fundamentally a two-legged breathing mammal that fulfills its basic animal needs to eat, drink, sleep and reproduce. However, we have additional mental and emotional capacity, letting us absorb knowledge and wisdom. We raise children, pass knowledge from one generation to the next, and develop tools and our society with the aim of making us feel better and more comfortable.

In other words, we have basic survival needs for food, shelter, sex and family, and then we have social needs where we compare ourselves to others, and we thus fence ourselves off from each other, clothing ourselves, housing ourselves and filling our houses and bodies with countless products that we advertise to each other.

So are we just “smart animals” that have worked out how to make ourselves more comfortable in the world?

The Key Difference between Humans and Animals

The key difference between humans and animals is that we humans have a deeper aspiration seeded within us that aspires beyond the boundaries of our temporary protein bodies.

We also have the ability to pinpoint this aspiration. Like animals, we’re afraid of death and want to live. But in addition to animals, only we humans ask about why we live.

Not all humans ask about the meaning of life. Around a tenth of the adult population asks about the meaning of life, and all children ask about it, but soon forget.

Therefore, the coronavirus, conflicts between different countries and factions, falls of markets, and fierce social division: the harm that society’s cells do to themselves spread like a disease throughout the body of humanity.

And part and parcel with our global-scale problems is a global awakening of life’s deeper questions.

The Journey to the Ultimate Sensation of Our Common Origin

I hope that people with such questions will seek their answers, disallowing the billions of materialistic influences to distract our journey to the sublime perception and sensation of our common origin, and learning and implementing the laws of that perfect reality on the way.

By actively seeking to uncover the answers to our inquiries, like peeling layers of an onion, we delve deeper into the understanding of the need to connect positively to others. Through our positive connection, we enter reality’s control room, balancing our attitude with nature’s attitude of mutual love and bestowal in an interconnected and interdependent wholeness.

When we reach such equivalence of form with nature, we become healthy and beneficial parts in the system of our existence, entering into direct contact with nature’s fundamental quality—love and bestowal—and experiencing a new and perfect life, free of fears, mistakes and problems.

Development Of Egoism And The Method Of Connection, Part 5

laitman_767.2The Method Received at Mount Sinai

Question: The method that the people of Israel received at the foot of Mount Sinai was given to them on condition that they would become “as one man with one heart.” What is this?

Answer: The condition “as one man with one heart” means to be in our connection as similar as possible to one common, unified upper force and to feel that we are unable to do this ourselves. When we invest a certain amount of effort into connecting, we develop a strong desire to become similar to this force.

Such an aspiration to a state where we together want to become as one common whole awakens the upper light. The upper light affects the person or people who awakened it, and it performs certain spiritual actions upon them; that is, it gives them the strength to connect, to rise above their egoism.

Question: What was new in this method that Abraham did not have?

Answer: Firstly, egoism changed. If egoism is bigger, not in quantity but in quality, then, of course, a different method and other actions are required.

The new egoism requires new means in order to rise above it, to start working with it, and to connect with each other precisely because of it, despite the fact that it separates people.

Therefore, this method is called “the method of connection.” The force that we need to apply in order to connect is called “the upper light” or “the Torah.”
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 7/1/19

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“Is The Esoteric Kabbalah Even Approaching Legitimacy?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Is the esoteric Kabbalah even approaching legitimacy?

Kabbalah is not a form of esotericism.

People want to label Kabbalah as esoteric or mystic, and connect it with blessings, curses, charms, and many other phenomena. These labels became linked with Kabbalah because there was a prohibition on the study of Kabbalah in the masses for 1,000s of years since humanity’s spiritual desire still hadn’t ripened. In the 16th Century, when the Ari (Kabbalist Isaac Luria) lifted the prohibition on the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah, claiming that the time had come for Kabbalah to be revealed to humanity, he also mentioned the prohibition on the use of charms and blessings, since they have nothing to do with Kabbalah.

Kabbalah is a science that teaches the law of reality, of which we are a part. Through this science, we discover those rules and the spiritual world, which is the reason for everything that happens here with us. They are collective rules, which encompass the laws of all the sciences in our world.

Kabbalah is not another belief or an imaginary view of life. Instead, it offers precise and clear laws that depict the structure of the upper worlds.

It is when we study Kabbalah that we first acquire knowledge of the world outside our own. We discover the higher, spiritual world, and then we gradually attain the ability to affect it. Through tests and experiments, we learn how to do it, and then we enter the comprehensive reality.

At this point, we begin to work not from within our own bodies, but from our souls, which are our true essence. The human being is not the physical body that is replaced at the beginning of each new life. The human being is the soul that we currently do not sense.

The purpose of creation is that we will act from within our souls, from the upper world, and live at the highest degree possible, rather than in the lowest (our world), which is at an animal level. By discovering our souls, we attain contact with the upper world, and thus achieve a whole, complete, eternal and blissful life.

Our World Is A Black Dot

laitman_424.02Question: You say that our world doesn’t exist. In what sense does it not exist and why? What does “illusory” mean, and whose illusion it is?

Answer: It is our illusion. In reality, our world does not exist.

What does “in reality” mean? In the property of bestowal, which is the only thing that exists in reality; our world does not exist.

Our world is the property of reception, it is pure egoism. And the world itself does not exist, it is purposefully created as a ghostly and illusory one so that we live in it as at the starting point of our true spiritual development, so that we exist outside of the spiritual worlds, outside of true existence.

Our world is simply a black dot.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/5/20

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New Life 1200 – Communication In Relationships

New Life 1200 – Communication In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Rather than blaming, putting down, or confronting others, we need to find a way to communicate so that the other person can receive it. We always want to be right, but by conceding to an angry person, one disarms them immediately. Every fight can be stopped with a kiss. Children also need to be allowed to express all of their emotions, including anger. Accepting others as they are without wanting to change them is important. Instead, my focus should be on changing myself.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1200 – Communication In Relationships,” 1/16/20

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 3/5/20

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati, 37 “An Article for Purim” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace” 

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Selected Highlights

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