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As soon as we stop being aggressive toward nature and step back, nature quickly makes up for the drastic human intervention.
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Amalek, true egoism, arises upon exiting Egypt, in the domain of the Creator. In Egypt, Pharaoh rules. In the Creator’s domain an opposite force, Amalek, is revealed. The only way to oppose Amalek is to work in the ten and raise a prayer to the Creator.
Amalek reminds us of himself (AMALEK – Al Minat LEKabel, neglect of the Creator, bestowal) or not—we must work on it constantly—look for where and how to add the importance of the Creator within us. He is the only reason we grow. It turns out that Amalek is help from the opposite. A disturbance is a sign that one needs to scrutinize and elevate oneself, a means from the Creator to rise toward Him.
Amalek is fighting against the importance of the Creator in us. Therefore, with his work on us he induces the need for the importance of the Creator. Amalek, our EGO, is showing me where to add the importance of the Creator in me.
The goal of the coronavirus is to change human nature. Man is the only element in nature that causes it harm. He has freewill, which is why he must take his correct self-governance into his hands. Until he does this, the virus will not disappear.
1. I am unable to understand the upper one who thinks on a different level, thus I don’t agree with Him. No matter how much I go over my conclusions and the conclusions of the upper one, I get only more convinced that His opinion is unacceptable to me, seems unreasonable to me, far from reality.
2. But after the scrutiny that I cannot agree with or justify the Creator, I stop myself saying: “Now I’m going to accept the opinion of the Creator above reason despite it being opposite to mine.” Precisely because it’s opposite to my reasoning I accept it as faith above reason.
3. I rejoice at the opportunity to do so. And if I cannot accept this, then I ask the Creator to give me strength to do so, for I go by faith above knowledge, accepting the opinion of the Creator. I understand that my knowledge remains below and above it is the knowledge of the Creator, one above the other.
4. I don’t replace my prior knowledge, understanding, and perception with the knowledge, understanding, or perception of the Creator, as the kids in our world do accepting an adult’s opinion. In spirituality I remain with my opinion besides which I also receive the opinion of the Creator and work according to it.
5. This is the form I remain in in spirituality. My verified opinion that I retain is called my knowledge. The opinion of the Creator that I have accepted becomes my faith. It is above my reason since I accept it as the truth even though my mind finds it to be unrealistic.
What must we do for the #virus to disappear? Nature is an integral system where all the parts are connected, one supporting the other. In this system, humanity must become a part that supports, connects, balances, and facilitates greater integration of all of nature’s elements.
Because we have tremendous power, we must treat nature very carefully, as the perfect integral system that it is. If we begin to do this consciously, our lives will be happy. And if we don’t, new viruses will come until they erase us off the face of the Earth…
This is the time and place to make the right choice.
From Twitter, 4/20/20
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 4/20/20
When we think of work, we usually think of making (lots of) money, career, and social status. All of these motivations are selfish, and the coronavirus has revoked them and sent those who chase them to be locked down. At the same time, those who do unselfish work, people whose job is beneficial to society, are working more than ever. They are regarded as essential!
That should tell us something about work in the COVID-19 era: If you’re helping others, you are needed and welcome; if you’re not helping others, #StayHome and stay out of the way.
It is a completely opposite mindset to the one we grew up on, but it’s become the reality of our lives. The state has enough storage and enough production power to see to everyone’s staples. But if you want to do more in life than eat, sleep, and watch Netflix, if you want to be somebody, learn to be someone who cares. In the new world, only people who help others will have jobs. The rest will just pass the time aimlessly until they’re gone.
Answer: The correlation is very simple. You can correct yourself only to the extent that you correct your attitude to the group. It is your personal correction. According to Kabbalah, there is no “I.” According to Kabbalah, “I” is equal to “we.” That is the only way.
When ten people connect above their own individual ego, while each remains himself, they become one whole, one group, one “I.” At the same time, however, they are ten different people, each with his different ego. Their ego is very big and it grows at each level, but they can ascend above it and constantly unite more and more between them. This is how we ascend in spirituality.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/5/20
Rabash, “The Whole of the Torah is One Holy Name”: That is, any overcoming in the work is called “walking in the work of the Creator,” since each penny joins into a great amount.” That is, all the times we overcome accumulate to a certain measure required to become a Kli for the reception of the abundance.
Overcoming means taking a part of a vessel of reception and adding it to the vessels of bestowal.
Question: Can this be connected to the states that we all have experienced together after the congress?
Answer: Certainly. After all, we are connected with one another and we form a vessel, such a pot, in which I, you, all our friends, men and women, are part of. It does not matter at what level everyone is because we all want to enter this common vessel.
In it, we begin to connect with one another and with all the souls of previous Kabbalists who fill the entire volume of the vessel. And we, rising there, become included in it.
Therefore, all of us participating in the congress achieve such a state in which we join the common soul of Adam.
Question: Can we say that overcoming is accumulating like penny upon penny into a large amount and reach a certain degree called Adam?
Answer: Yes. Adam is what all the Kabbalists have done before us. And we, as we enter this state, become connected to them.
Question: We entered this state at the congress and now all of us are back to our little world. What should everyone do?
Answer: Yes, we entered the general state, but after the congress, everyone did not fall back into their own little world. Ultimately, this general state still exists. It is just that it constantly disappears for us so that we would have to awaken it again and again and like penny upon a penny would put everything into one big Kli (vessel).
Question: So, what Rabash called overcoming is actually an addition: my duty to feel the general state of connection?
Question: What exactly are we connecting and how are we connecting?
Answer: We are connecting by aspirations to be above our egoistic desires in a common unity, in the so-called ten. The ten is a boundless state. You can gather a million people and say that it is a ten, or you can take two or three people and this will also be a ten. The connection of people above their ego is called the ten.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/1/20
Question: Our nation only survived thanks to various unions, albeit shaky ones. The true, important reason for unification is not clear to us today, and we have nothing to reject except the enforcement of another reason for unification. How can we rise above this?
Answer: The people of Israel existed because they united above the forces of separation, and then abandoned these attempts 2,000 years ago. It is time to renew them and achieve success.
Question: Why does the Creator constantly evoke a terrible hatred toward Him in me?
Answer: So that you will rise above your egoistic qualities and acquire the opposite. In this way, He draws you to Him.
New Life 1185 – The People In My Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
The people in my life help me correct myself internally. There are no chance meetings in life or accidents in nature. Every person I meet has a role to play in my development even if I am not ready to discern this. I need to think about the origin of the people in my life, to understand that a higher power is activating them, to communicate with them, to forgive them, and to approach every encounter with love.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1185 – The People In My Life,” 12/5/19
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New Life 1212 – Coronavirus, A Global Responsibility
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting the entire biological system; our bad attitudes toward one another are what is causing this pandemic. Today, nature is coming to teach us who we are, how much we are its opposite, and is pushing us toward balance. All of us are parts of a single, integrated system and we need to learn to relate to each other accordingly, with a good attitude. The law of mutual responsibility obligates us to know how to relate to the entire system with balance. If not, “sit and don’t do anything is preferable.” We need to study the mind of the global system and learn to be concerned for everyone equally in thought and action. When we feel our interdependence, we will ascend to a beautiful, whole, and eternal world.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1212 – Coronavirus, A Global Responsibility,” 3/10/20
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Lesson on the Topic “Concerning Above Reason”
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Lesson on the Topic “Connecting the World in the Last Generation”
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