My Thoughts On Twitter 4/4/20

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#Coronavirus reveals the truth behind our relations. If we understand that we can live differently, in harmony with nature, in good relations with each other rising above the ego, we can quickly come out of the pandemic. The virus shows us that we brought the world, nature, out of balance.

We’re finding ourselves in an unwilling dependency on one another: I can be infected by other people, and vice versa. The virus is an indicator of the bad connection between us. It will force us to care for others, and for them to care for us. Thus nature has begun educating us toward mutual understanding and concern!

There’s no going back for us. The old world is dead! We’re going to arrive at a new world, and we’re going to be new people ourselves. Of course, this is going to take place in stages. Just like escaping Egypt. It’s not a simple process, but it’s already begun and it will not stop until the #coronavirus brings us to connection with the Creator.

The virus will act until all people and governments understand that they have to give up egoism and consider themselves one society, one family, one whole. This depends on our attitude to nature: considering it intelligent, the Creator, or disregarding it like before the #coronavirus. Choose … !

The upper force (the Creator) is using the coronavirus to correct the world, change the entire reality, relating to everyone as one body. This great action is meant to unite us, make us into one system, one humanity, one man with one heart, so that we can reveal the Creator.

We live in our feelings. If our relationships are egoistic, this is called life in this world. If they become altruistic, founded on love and unity, this is going to be the spiritual, upper system, the world of the future. Once we feel that we are a single whole, we will cease to feel individual death…

Today, the upper force is leading all nations toward unity, annulment of the ego, obliteration of differences, from an egoistic order to an altruistic one. We’re entering the age of the Moshiach—the upper force extracting us from the Creator-made ego and into His nature—altruism. “Moshiach” from the word “Moshech”—to pull out.

The old world is dead, it doesn’t exist! We are going to arrive at a new world, and we are going to be new people. This is not a simple process, but it has already begun. And it will not stop until the #coronavirus becomes a crown (“corona” means “crown” in many languages, “Keter”), bringing us to a connection with the Creator in all the various forms and on all levels.

All the disturbances on the path of spiritual development are ways in which the Creator wishes to bring us closer. All of His rejections are invitations to draw closer! After all, there are none further from the Creator than us.
And only by drawing closer to the Creator do you begin to feel how truly distant you are. Nevertheless, you are prepared to advance with this sensation of feeling distant.

The #coronavirus epidemic has shown the futility of the #EU. Except for those at the top who benefit from it. It became clear that national egoism cannot be remedied by resolutions about connection and solidarity. Here we need the upper force, and the EU leadership does not have it! The virus will finish off the “unified Europe”!
From Twitter, 4/4/20

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Coronavirus Outburst

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 4/4/20

The coronavirus isn’t just another outburst. All over the world, it is forcing us to rethink our way of life. Right now, we’re worried about our livelihood, understandably. But this is just another sign that the COVID-19 crisis isn’t just a health crisis; it is first and foremost a social crisis, exposing the ills in our society.

When the dust settles from the battle with the superbug, we’ll have to rethink everything: how we make a living and at whose expense, how we bring up our children and what values we teach them, how we treat each other and what merit we give to our lives by focusing solely on our own benefit.

With all the ills of American society, depression, desperation, and growing violence, and with the mounting international tensions between superpowers, and even with regional powers such as North Korea and Iran, the break from madness that the virus has imposed on us is likely to have saved humanity from a much worse cataclysm. But if we don’t seize the moment and change ourselves now then we’ll have wasted the lives of the victims and mayhem will ensue.

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Methods Of Getting Out Of Descents

laitman_528.03Question: What are the methods for getting out of descents?

Answer: The most effective method is to have an appropriate environment. Baal HaSulam writes in his articles that the influence of the environment on a person is the most important and powerful way to get out of any state; because you join a group and it involuntarily pulls you along.

In a group of like-minded people, you go through different states, study together, participate in workshops, perform actions even mechanically. Thus, the group will influence you, and everyone will be able to exit himself.

Question: And then the descent will pass?

Answer: Yes, but what exactly will pass? If you come to the appropriate society, engaged in spiritual elevation, then eventually, you begin to rise with them. This is the first thing.

Secondly, if there is no group nearby, then I advise you to immediately open the Internet, go to our website, and look for all kinds of lessons. First of all, I recommend reading the article “There Is None Else Besides Him.”

Question: You can open a book?

Answer: Of course, because you are somehow connecting with the author. Therefore, the environment can be not only people, although this is the most effective, but also different media resources.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/27/19

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The Time Has Come For The Creator To Draw Near

laitman_251Question: The interest in the wisdom of Kabbalah is growing. Does this mean that the Creator is getting closer to us?

Answer: Of course. The time has come for the Creator to draw near.

On one hand, it is an unpleasant feeling because attributes that are in contrast to our ego emerge in us. But on the other hand, it motivates us to search for the right contact with the new attributes that emerge.

Nature is revealed at a new level, and we must gradually enter into contact with it. This, of course, is no simple matter. Therefore, it is actually now that the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed and it explains what is happening to us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/26/20

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How Can We Advance Toward The Impossible?

laitman_600.04Comment: While listening to the lesson I came to the conclusion that we are going to undergo repulsive states in which I will have to do unpleasant things, which I don’t want to do at all.

My Response: Of course you don’t want to. There is nothing more repulsive than working against our ego. It is simply impossible.

Question: So where do I find the power to advance toward the impossible, toward something that is unpleasant? Who will give me the desire and the power to do that?

Answer: Ask why the Creator puts you under these conditions. It is so you will ask Him for power and thus connect to Him.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 1/12/20

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Period Of Wandering, Part 4

laitman_747.03The Goal of the Four Exiles of the People of Israel

Question: The Jewish people went through four exiles. The first, the Egyptian exile, lasted 210 years. Next, the Babylonian exile lasted 70 years, then an even shorter Assyrian, Babylonian exile, and the very last exile endured for about 2,000 years.

The Book of Zohar says: “Why were the people of Israel enslaved among all nations? In order for the world to be exalted with their help.”

Yehuda ha-Levy writes in the book The Kuzari: “There is a hidden wisdom in the fact that Nature leaves us in exile.”

Later sources also say that Jewish knowledge after the destruction of the First Temple spread throughout the world. There are so many historical facts how the ancient Greeks learned from the prophets.

In particular, Baal HaSulam in his article “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy” writes: “sages of Kabbalah observe philosophic theology and complain that they have stolen the upper shell from their wisdom, which Plato and his Greek predecessors had acquired while studying with the disciples of the prophets in Israel.”

Does this mean the exile itself was a programmed event?

Answer: Yes. We see this from the ancient sages of the times of Rabbi Akiva who knew that there would be a first and second exile. In addition, it was known in advance when all the people would come together again and what would happen to them in our time.

Question: So people don’t have any freedom of choice at all?

Answer: People have freedom of choice. It consists only in accelerating these events, but in no case skipping them.

Question: For what purpose were the people of Israel driven out of their land?

Answer: The fact is that a person must feel himself completely remote from all other people, both in the people of Israel and throughout the world. Moreover, such a mixture should be achieved between them that they are an almost homogeneous mass. Therefore, the people of Israel went into exile in order to psychologically and morally mix with the peoples of the world.

Only after this was it possible to return and restore the people of Israel, first in unity among themselves, and then with the peoples of the world. In the process of exile, there was a “relocation” of special qualities, the so-called “points in the heart,” capable of uniting with each other and revealing the Creator.

It comes from the people of Israel and goes to all the nations of the world. Therefore, we see that in the process of exile there was a kind of infusion of the people of Israel into other peoples and the peoples of the world into the people of Israel.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel”, 7/15/19

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