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The coronavirus has become a global-scale problem for humanity. The death toll of the virus that originated in China and has spread throughout the world has already surpassed 3,000 people. How should we relate to this problem?
We encounter numerous problems on the path of our development. New viruses and new diseases appear all the time. Due to global warming, the earth evaporates and we discover something new every day. We may witness the comeback of diseases that existed in the distant past, some 50,000 to 100,000 years ago.
We don’t know where the new viruses come from, we didn’t live back then since humanity exists on this planet consciously only for a few thousand years. That is why we may expect the manifestation of an increasingly large number of new viruses and bacteria.
The wisdom of Kabbalah gives a simple means of protection: we have nothing to be afraid of if we unite with each other. By way of our unity, we create a place and the force that kills all the viruses. Try it and you will see.
For example, we recently held the World Kabbalah Convention at the heart of Tel Aviv. More than 5,000 people from 78 countries participated in it. We were together for the three days of the main convention as well as before and after it, for 10 days in total. And no one got sick, or even caught a cold.
The thing is that we have a vaccine: a special disinfecting agent that eliminates all the microbes—it is our unification. This is the force of nature that acts against all evil forces. If people want to unite together, they fear no virus, they get a vaccine that kills all the viruses, both spiritual and material.
This is why I had no doubts about holding this convention. Some suggested canceling the convention or at least restricting access to people who have to avoid big gatherings for fear of different infections, meaning nursing mothers or people with chronic diseases.
However, I’m confident that such a convention does not pose any health risk. We have the remedy for all the viruses, we only need to learn how to use it, and it is not simple.
People need to learn how to utilize the connection between them that can eliminate and disinfect all infections and kill viruses that exist at the biological and also spiritual degrees. This might seem mystical and unreal, but precisely the connection between people is the remedy for all diseases and problems. It is because our unity takes place at the highest possible level in this world.
There are four levels of nature: still, vegetative, animate, and human. At the still, vegetative, and animate levels, nature exists the way it was created, without changes. But at the human level, we may influence what happens. If we build good relationships between us, we pass energy and force to each other so that it as if vaccinates us from evil thoughts, problems, and bad relationships.
But if we don’t correct relations between people, we stimulate the proliferation and manifestation of various viruses and natural disasters: volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, typhoons, and so on. Everything depends on the relations between people because we exist at the highest level of nature. That is why our attitude either kills nature, or on the contrary, commands it to become better.
From KabTV’s Program “The World: The Coronavirus Epidemic,” 3/3/20
“Benefits Of The Coronavirus” (KabNet)
“How To Respond To Questions About Death In The Coronavirus Era” (KabNet)
“Coronavirus Ship Is A Lesson In The Need For Mutual Responsibility In Israel” (Times Of Israel)
Difference Between the Method of Moses and the Method of Abraham
Question: What kinds of means were there in the method of Abraham and in the method of Moses who pulled people out of egoism?
Answer: Moses had very simple means. From below, everything depends on the desire of the people for connection, for mutual guarantee (Arvut). To the extent that they aspire to this, they are provided with the upper force that connects them.
Question: That is, the main condition is the law of mutual guarantee. In the Babylonian Talmud it is written, “If you accept the law of guarantee, that is good. If not, here will be your burial place.” Does it mean that nature or the Creator forcibly demand this fulfillment?
Answer: There is nothing else in nature. It is all very simple; there is one law: to bring humanity to connection. In the case that along this path there are suddenly some kinds of interference from people, then nature, as usual, destroys them. It will unite us by force.
From KabTV’s “System analysis of the development of the people of Israel,” 7/1/19
The Foundation of the People of Israel
Question: During the First Temple, the Jewish people reached their point of unity. As a result, the Temple was built, a symbol of the union of all 12 tribes. A spiritual decline then began, which entailed the separation of the people. It lasted about 16 years and ended with the destruction of the Temple and the Babylonian exile.
Baal HaSulam, in his article “Exile and Redemption,” writes about this period: “And because they would not do it, but wished to include their narrow selfishness, meaning the Lo Lishma, this developed the ruin of the First Temple, since they wished to extol wealth and power above justice, as other nations.”
But because the Torah prohibits it, they denied the Torah and the prophecy and adopted the manners of the neighbors so they could enjoy life as much as selfishness demanded of them. And because they did that, the powers of the nation disintegrated: some followed the kings and the selfish officers, and some followed the prophets. And that separation continued until the ruin.
What kind of justice are we talking about?
Answer: In this case, the concept of justice refers to the Jewish people since it follows from its very foundation: why and how it was created.
The fact is that they gathered from various small nations that inhabited Babylon during the time of Abraham, and were created on the condition “love thy neighbor” and “love covers all transgressions.”
Therefore, if they adhere to this rule, then they exist as people, and if they take other conditions as a basis for their existence, then from the point of view of the forces that act upon them, they are no longer a people.
Other forces influence the rest of the nations, since each nation is affected by its own strength, its so-called “guardian angel.” In other words, the common power that exists in humanity selectively acts upon each group of 70 nations of the world.
The people of Israel do not belong to them because it is an assembly of their representatives. The Jewish people are very different and opposite to each other. If they gather in order to coexist correctly over their egoism, then they are viable. But if this rule is violated and they stop rushing to unite over all of their problems, then they become a dispersed people.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 7/8/19
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Is it important to have love in life?“
The principle of love, or more specifically, loving others as oneself, is known to all, yet there is a lot of confusion surrounding it.
There is a general agreement among most people that there needs to be love among people, yet we see that some people are willing to eliminate large portions of humanity in the name of love. It is even more surprising how vaguely this principle is reflected in different religions.
As a result, we are not very concerned about loving each other in actual fact. We are raised through a multitude of influences that completely neglect the question of how we can reach true love among people.
Therefore, the question here is correct, and we should definitely stop and pay attention to it: Is it important to have love in life? Is love really that important?
Perhaps it is enough to teach children morals and have a general atmosphere of respect among adults? Or should love of others nevertheless be life’s goal, which we strive to reach at every moment, and which we are concerned about reaching every person and everyone together equally? Maybe if we set love of other people, all people equally, as our goal, and tried to reach that goal in the fastest possible way, then we could spare a lot of suffering in humanity, and moreover, experience lives of much greater fulfillment and happiness?
Therefore, this is an extremely important question. If we discuss the meaning of life, the purpose for which we entered our world, then why do we neglect this principle so much?
In essence, we are extremely far from understanding the fact that this principle is the universal law of the universe and of nature. All other laws that we know, and especially ones we do not know, rotate around such an axis.
If we wish to understand ourselves and the world we live in, then we have to attain the laws of nature, which are fundamentally laws of love and connection. Without attaining love for others, or as it was written, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” we will be unable to discover who or where we are.
Love is the key that lets us see the entire picture of reality accurately, to understand, feel and become included in it, and to use it for self-realization.
By acquiring love for others in practice, we attain the Creator’s quality. Other laws are just facets and partial expressions of this fundamental law of reality. It is similar to how the law of gravity can be expressed in different ways, but as a whole, it always determines how one object is attracted to another.
There is a general phenomenon and there are particular cases of it. There is a law of universal bestowal, and for us it is first and foremost expressed as the social principle, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” By realizing this principle in society, we carry out the universal law. It controls us, and if we want to arrange our lives well, we have to aspire to its realization.
Answer: Just be inside the group and live its spiritual life. In addition, you may have a family and a job, but your spiritual life is in the group, and together with it, you move forward. This is how it always lines up.
Of utmost importance is the feeling that we are always in the correct society, giving to it, and receiving from it. By such consistent actions with the environment, we can progress.
We will then see that behind this society is an upper force. We give and receive, give and receive, and this is how we interact with it. Like a bicycle wheel that turns forward and backward, forward and backward, making the bicycle move forward. This is how we can imagine our spiritual movement.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/2/20