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The correction of the creation, the soul of Adam, is in the unity of the creatures, mutual guarantee, in the realization of the commandment “Love your neighbor” and beyond, from the love of the creatures to the love of the Creator, the goal of our development. This is how we come to the goal of creation—in similarity of qualities of the Creator, love, and adhesion with Him.
Our transgression is neglecting the desire for connection with others, and not turning to the Creator for help with this. The purpose of creation is only to unite the creatures in a single desire to unite in the Creator. From individual tens to a single ten that includes all of humanity. This is the extent of our connection to the Creator!
In this New Year, a new state of reality is revealed. After 5,780 years of development, humanity is able to rise to the first spiritual degree. The first tens are opening the door and entering, pulling the whole world with them. Let’s be prepared with the weight of responsibility confidence, and mutual guarantee.
This New Year differs from all the previous ones in that the Creator begins to clearly treat the world as a whole. And we need to treat Him the same way, turning to the Creator as the whole world, pulling the whole world to this goal set for us by the Creator.
“The coronavirus outbreak is getting out of control,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unlike any other.
This is true: we have entered a period of correction of humanity through good or evil. The method of correction is Kabbalah. Better not to delay!
But what must I build? From what to distance and to what to draw closer? That is why the new year is preceded by the period of Selichot (repentances) in which I scrutinize my egoistic qualities. I want to go from reception to bestowal, from an animal mind to faith above reason, the Creator’s mind.
From Twitter, 9/21/20
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/21/20
The new Hebrew year began with closure. But that was only the official declaration. In practice, every faction pulls its own way and tries to ease the restrictions on it and make them more convenient. In this tag of war, the public’s health is of no interest to anyone and everyone is losing.
The people of Israel that’s living in the State of Israel are not a nation. It is a collective of many sects and factions. I don’t see a collective and I don’t see an Israeli nation. For this reason, we will not emerge stronger or healthier from this closure, since getting better or stronger is not on anyone’s mind. The more we sink into this pandemic, the more divided, hateful, and alienated from each other we become.
As long as we continue our separation, there is zero chance of curing from the virus. This hatred between us is the exact opposite of what we should be doing, and this is why the virus is winning. We are already the country with the second highest number of cases per million people in the world, and we are quickly racing to the “top.” Instead of a role model for the world, a light unto nations, we have become the world’s laughing stock.
If we don’t take the time while we are in closure (assuming we obey it) to think about the future of our nation and what it means to be the people of Israel, we will bring on ourselves a third, and more painful closure.
Being Israel means being united. It means making unity the top value, above all our differences. We pride ourselves in our legacy of debates and arguments and often give the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai as examples of two conflicting views within the nation. But we omit what is not convenient: They helped the nation scrutinize essential issues precisely because they were a part of the same nation.
Today’s so called debates are nothing of the kind. We wish to eliminate our dissenters, not learn together what is best for the nation. We’re not using disagreements in order to grow. In fact, we don’t even want to grow, but to obliterate our opponents and be left alone in the rink. By this we are bringing on ourselves our doom.
There will be no vaccine to Covid-19, since the real pathogen is our sick egos. When we change our relation to each other, we will be freed from the virus. Our ill-will creates it, and it will create ever worse pathogens until we switch our ill-will into good will.
Currently, we aren’t doing this. We are defying the closure to go out and protest, clash with the police, and shout in defiance without masks and without distance. Why are we not defying the closure in order to get closer to each other? As long as our motivation is to destroy, we will continue to destroy ourselves. If we maintain it long enough, we will succeed.
Answer: I gradually teach this to all my students and those who can apply it do and those who cannot don’t.
Remark: I understand that this is a long educational process, not some specific advice.
My Comment: This is not just an educational process, but the process of creating a person in a person. By raising a person in himself, he will make the right decisions based on his inner image, from what he creates in himself.
Question: There are no specific actions here like do this or think about that?
Answer: No, if a person has not reached a certain spiritual level, he cannot make decisions corresponding to this level.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20
When a person asks the Creator for forgiveness, he has to feel that he has sinned. Otherwise, it turns out that he just mocks the Creator and the entire system that He created. However, we do not feel that we have committed any sins and do not think we need to be corrected. It is all because there is a law in nature that you repeat a crime for a second time and you already consider it as permitted not recognizing it as a sin.
Therefore, we need to think: is it possible that we do commit crimes in our life? In fact, we are full of crimes, every one of us at every moment. However, we return to them all the time, and therefore in our egoism, we do not feel we are committing a crime. You repeat a crime a second time and you begin considering it the norm; this is the law of nature.
A person is perplexed: What did I do? Who did I harm? The crime is felt just for the first time. After that, I can repeat it a thousand times and will not feel that I am doing something bad.
This is why we do not feel that we are sinners when we ask the Creator for forgiveness. What is our fault? Before Rosh HaShanah it is customary to cry and ask for forgiveness, but these are artificial tears since we do not recognize our crimes.
Therefore, we need to become included in the tens and find out that we are neglecting our friends, our connection, and our appeal to the Creator. We do not feel that we are constantly returning to the same crimes and therefore we stop considering them sin, a vice.
I should feel how much I disregard the Creator in order to ask his forgiveness for not appreciating Him enough, not realizing that only the Creator does everything, arranges everything, controls everything, that there is none else besides Him, and I depend on Him one hundred percent.
I was not considering correctly the presence of the Creator in my life, was not recognizing that only He determines my thoughts, desires, perception of reality. Now I ask to forgive me because I did not attach importance to the Creator.
It means that all my pleas for forgiveness are only with regard to the singularity of the upper governance and all my appeals to the Creator are only through the ten. All this we establish inside our connection: how much I disregard my friends, do not consider them as great, and do not value the ten, which is the only tool that can direct me to the Creator.
To the extent I disregard my ten, I disregard the Creator. Therefore, first of all, I must work with the ten, and through it, I will come to the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/15/20, “What Is Preparation for Selichot (Forgiveness)”
New Life 772 – Selichot (Forgiveness) Between A Person And The Place
New Life 771 – Selichot (Forgiveness) Between A Person And His Friend
New Life 770 – The Month Of Selichot (Forgiveness)
First of all, I must press “Delete” on all my claims against my friends because it was not them who acted badly toward me, but the Creator. Instead of my friends, I must see the Creator who is hiding behind them and teasing me on purpose.
The Creator is standing behind each friend encouraging him to do something that I condemn. Therefore, I erase all my claims against my friends, and I see only the Creator who has pushed them to these actions.
And therefore, I apologize to my friends for thinking they were bad. It was not them at all, but the Creator who awakened the evil inclination in them and has done everything.
But I have no claims against the Creator either because “there is none else besides Him, who is good and does good.” I I feel bad, it indicates that within myself I turn all His good into evil.
I am now in the world of infinity, in the Garden of Eden (paradise), and you too! Why on earth do we feel hell instead of paradise? It is because we perceive this paradise in our corrupted Kelim. How can I fix them? The Creator has given me the opportunity to check myself in relation to my friends. If I love them, then I have corrected my attitude toward my neighbor.
We ask the Creator to help us achieve good unity between us in order to please Him. We want to wish Him a good year! A good year means that we have made a good change, that is, we have prepared a place for the Creator to reveal in order to express our love and unity. And so we wish the Creator: “Have a good year!”
Try to wish the Creator a good year through your connection. And then He will be revealed in Rosh HaShanah as the king who has done all this. We are His creations, and He unites us together and rejoices in us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/17/20, “What Is Preparation for Selichot (Forgiveness)”
How can we make this new year different from all the others, that is, make a leap to a spiritual degree? And not just any spiritual degree, but the one that is in line with the Last Generation.
There is a huge difference between that and what the chosen few, the Kabbalists of the past, have achieved. This is a completely different feeling, a different revelation—the true revelation of the Creator to the creatures of this world.
This new year differs from all the previous ones in that the Creator is beginning to relate to the world as a single unit. And we also need to relate to Him this way, to turn to the Creator as the whole world, and pull the whole world to this goal set for us by the Creator.
In this new year, a new state of reality is revealed. Only now, after many thousands of years of human development, is humanity altogether able to rise to the first spiritual degree. We are already beginning to enter it: The first tens open this door, enter it, and pull the whole world with them. You need to be prepared for this and feel your responsibility, strength, confidence, and mutual guarantee.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/15/20, “What Is Preparation for Selichot (Forgiveness)
My new article on Linkedin “A Nature Made Hiatus”
A new year is a great time for reflection. These days, as a new year begins according to the Hebrew calendar, I think we should reflect on what Covid-19 has meant for us as a society. Where were we going? Right up to the outbreak, the international tensions were rising to such levels that everyone tacitly agreed that a huge war was going to break out. America vs. China, Russia vs. America, North Korea vs. America, Pakistan vs. India (both nuclear powers), regional and global conflicts were threatening to erupt the world over. The virus forced it all to stop. It gave us a hiatus, a chance to reroute.
The pandemic, unprecedented fires, insane hurricane season, street and domestic violence, racial and social tensions, and all the other blows that have landed on us this year indicate that we are facing a systemic shift. But they have saved us from ourselves.
The coronavirus showed us also how quickly nature recovers if we only leave it alone. For a few weeks, we witnessed a recovery of wildlife that we’ve never seen before and didn’t think was possible. But as soon as the closures were eased, we resumed our gluttony, as if saying “Nature can wait.”
The pandemic, unprecedented fires, insane hurricane season, street and domestic violence, racial and social tensions, and all the other blows that have landed on us this year indicate that we are facing a systemic shift. But they have saved us from ourselves. Whatever harms the disasters have caused, they are far less than what we would have, and will cause ourselves with our total alienation and abusive attitude toward nature and toward people. We were on the brink, and nature pulled us back from the edge.
I hope it does not let us go there again, and I hope we will finally understand that we have to stop and think about our lives. Nature has stopped our rat-race, but we have to ask why. If we do that, then we can build a great life together. If we don’t then either nature will continue to restrain us through increasingly painful blows, or we will destroy ourselves and much of the planet along with us.
Question: Usually the discussion during round tables takes place in a circle from right to left. Why?
Answer: This is the order: The right side is the beginning, the left side is the end. Starting from the right side, we bring everything to the end, and then the left side becomes the right. The right is considered perfection, the left isn’t perfect.
Remark: How important in a circle are attributes such as a clock for time regulation and an object that gives you the right to speak?
My Comment: This is very important for people. There must be some external signs that remind us of the format in which we have gathered. For example, a pencil that is passed around in a circle, symbolizing that a person now has the right of speech and can speak.
It is also important to introduce a time limit because there are people who can talk endlessly and there are those who are mostly silent. Therefore, it is desirable that there should be an hourglass, and everyone should be given, for example, a minute to express their opinion.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20
New Life 1280 – The Return To The Educational Institutions In The Corona Era
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Sending children back to school in the midst of the coronavirus demonstrates the disregard, lack of heart, serious confusion, and complete irresponsibility of parents. Mothers will no longer think about their children in the coming days; it is even written that, “merciful mothers will cook their children.”
The coronavirus is only the beginning. More blows will come including that all of Israel will become chronically infected with the coronavirus including children and pets. This will happen in front of all of mankind so that everyone will understand that the virus comes through Israel. The curse is that Israelis have unfounded hatred between them and the blessing is to live according to the principle “love your neighbor as yourself.” Parents need to get at the root of the problem, which is the lack of correct connection between them.
Healing depends on Israelis being more friendly toward one another and coming closer to each other so that they will care for all children as their own, as one nation, and as one man in one heart. If they succeed in implementing this technology between them, as brothers and sisters in one family, there will be no infections of the virus in Israel and all the other nations of the world will follow their example.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1280 – The Return To The Educational Institutions In The Corona Era,” 9/4/20
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