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My Thoughts On Twitter 4/22/20

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

When leaving the quarantine, think: what would you like to take along with you into the wide-open world? How would you like to feel the world that you enter when leaving the quarantine? Maybe other people feel the same way, and you are able to change the external world?
If we don’t change the world now, will the virus revisit us? … What do we change?
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From Twitter, 4/22/20

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Coronavirus: Humanity At A Loss

laitman_294.4Question: Will there be spiritual consequences from the coronavirus? Now humankind is suffering, afraid, and has not yet reached far-reaching conclusions.

Answer: Man is still at a loss: Where will I work? Where will my children study? How will it all develop? How long will I stay at home, etc.? And there are a lot of questions here: What about my wife, the children? I rarely see them, and now I finally get to know my children and my wife too.

This is not easy. We will sit together for a few more months and if we do not conduct serious educational work with the population, then the families will begin to break up.

Remark: These are not very good forecasts.

My Comment: What can we do? Indeed, when people suddenly unite in a small space, they gradually begin to show each other different sides of egoism. This is not easy to get along with.

But I think that we will conduct all kinds of seminars and classes, display everything possible on our websites, and this will prevent a blow.

Question: But how will people, while in quarantine, not try to kill each other?

Answer: On the contrary, we will educate people so that physical distance between us will lead to an internal, heartwarming, spiritual connection, and people will feel the emergence of a new force called the Creator.

It is said in the Torah: “Husband and wife, and the Creator between them.” In this way, we can discover the Creator even between husband and wife. Everything is between us.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/22/20

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Re-Evaluating Reality

laitman_292Question: Over the course of history, there have been many outbreaks of various epidemics in the world, but we have never seen anything quite similar to what is happening now. What is so special about the current pandemic for you as a Kabbalist?

Answer: The current pandemic is special because of the completely different reaction of the people than before. In the past, we weren’t worried about it; what’s the big deal: avian flu, swine flu. Someone has the flu, so be it.

Every year a couple of million people die from various viruses in the world. So what? Nothing is wrong with that. An epidemic comes and we go on with our usual business. We bear children, raise them, get old, and die from the flu or not, it does not matter.

And suddenly, 400 people got sick in the country and the entire world stands up, not knowing what to do.

I think it’s not about the flu or the coronavirus, Rather, humanity underwent a certain inner re-evaluation of reality. Although we don’t feel it, this is exactly what makes us relate to these phenomena differently.

Think about it: If we take a look at the Earth from the side, and 1,000 people died there, would that justify stopping all production, locking everybody at home, forbidding them to go out on the streets, and leaving them not knowing if there will be food on the table in a month or two? What is happening?

Remark: The pandemic is taking over the entire world, and it has never felt so global before.

My Response: There is a sense of globality in the world. Kabbalists talked about it a long time ago. Kabbalah has always linked our time with the entrance into a new era. And the world feels this. Globalism, in particular, confers a special perception on the world.
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From KabTV’s: “The Coronavirus Is Changing the World” 3/19/20

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Nature Separates Egoists

Laitman_115.05Question: Today everybody has all the information about what is happening in the world. It was not like this before. Some 30 to 40 years ago we had no way of knowing, to the smallest detail, what was going on in any other country.

Besides, there was never such a thing as a universal quarantine . Everybody is sitting at home now or will be sitting there soon. There are countries where people cannot go out at all, they are fined for it.

What is special about the fact that nature disconnects us?

Answer: This is very good. Nature disconnects egoists to keep them away from each other. That is how we usually disperse a group of teenagers who violate public order because together, they only heat each other up, instigate each other, make noise, and do all kids of stupid things. And separately, they calm down.

It is the same here: The world disengages, egoists forcibly distance themselves from each other, and everything calms down. We see this with ecology in what is happening with the world today. The air clears, everything becomes calmer, smoother. Nature gets rid of the human impact, since people are the rudest egoists, violators of harmony. Then, everything becomes beautiful and good.
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From KabTv’s: “The Corona Virus is Changing the World,” 3/19/20

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What Makes A Person A Kabbalist?

laitman_961.2Question: What makes a person a Kabbalist if studying and acquiring knowledge are not enough? What else is needed?

Answer: The acquisition of knowledge does not make a person a Kabbalist. A Kabbalist is one who begins to feel the spiritual world, that is, the connection between us and the Creator in it.

In other words, I myself must rise to the level where I feel, let’s say, the ten, and in the ten, I must rise to the level where I begin to feel its source—the Creator. This is the attainment of the upper world: me—the ten—the Creator.

Question: For example, in workshops in the ten we read short passages and clarify Kabbalistic concepts or the internal efforts that we must make. Where is the element of advancement here? What is the work we each do in order to feel the maximum impact of the upper light on ourselves after reading the passage?

Answer: I can feel the impact of the upper world on myself to the extent that I aspire to it, that is, to the property of the common connection in a single whole.

My friends and I form a communication network, and in this network, we try to find the property of bestowal and love connecting us. Thus, we gradually prepare this network for the state where it will be able to perceive the Creator—the source of this connection. This is how it works.
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From Kab TV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/1/20

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Period Of Wandering, Part 6

laitman_750.01Why are there 10 tribes of the people of Israel dispersed around the world?

Question: What can you say, as a Kabbalist, about the ten lost tribes that still cannot be found? What was the point of this? This is still a large part of the nation that has to reach unity.

Answer: Yes, of course. Only two and a half tribes remained, and the rest disappeared.

The fact is that this is a huge number of people who do not live somewhere in one or another place, but have settled around the globe. We see in the stories of the two remaining tribes how they went through all the paths of exile, mixing with other nations and all that. This is a very interesting historical process.

Question: There are three main areas where Jews settled during exile: North Africa, Spain, and Germany.

Why has nature done this in such a harsh method? If nature has a goal for all peoples to unite, and all of humanity to become one organism, then this could be done in a softer way.

Answer: Nature has its own logic: to choose some group from all of humanity.

Firstly, this group consists of representatives of all nations. This is not a biological people, like all the others, but simply people connected by one common goal: the desire to connect in order to reveal the upper force, a higher existence, to live in harmony with all of the integral nature. So, it was quite reasonable and quite justified.

Comment: Nature led the Jews to some kind of unity. Then the unity was lost, and nature (the Creator) dispersed them all over the world.

My Response: Everything was the way it should be. This was known even in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Torah hints at the fact that Jacob was supposed to tell his children about this, but hid it from them, meaning from the 12 tribes, their future.

And today, when we are almost at the end of the path, unity must be revealed. Why are ten tribes still hiding in other nations? We do not know. We cannot imagine what could happen to the world if this group, called the Jews, despite their small numbers, did not disperse around the world. We do not realize how much it is precisely the trigger and source of all problems, all actions, all of world history.

We see how much impact it has had on all of humanity. After the destruction of the First Temple in the 6th and 7th century BC, Confucianism and all Eastern methods appeared. And after the destruction of the Second Temple, Christianity and Islam arose.
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From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel, Part 6,” 7/15/19

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New Life 1214 – Coronavirus, How To Calm The Economic Fear

New Life 1214 – Coronavirus, How To Calm The Economic Fear
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

The coronavirus is advancing humanity toward the true purpose of life by making us reflect on who we are and what we can depend on tomorrow. People are afraid that there will be no livelihood or food in the future, but aren’t there higher things for us to hope for in life? The Corona is disconnecting us from the life to which we have been accustomed so that we will ask about its purpose. The purpose of creation is to bring humanity to a higher level. Adhere to this and it will calm you down.
Attempt to feel nature, the higher power, God; get out of yourself, connect with the entire universe. We evolve as humans when we continually ask ourselves what we are living for.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1214 – Coronavirus, How To Calm The Economic Fear,” 3/19/20

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/22/20

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati 8, “What Is the Difference between a Shade of Kedusha and a Shade of Sitra Achra?” 

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Lesson on the Topic “Concerning Above Reason,” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic “Concerning Above Reason,” Part 2

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