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In our time only love will save us, meaning unity above all the differences. Even if there is nothing I love about my child, I still love him! Love does not follow any rules, “Love will cover all sins” This is the kind of love we have to learn!.
Baal HaSulam, Letter 13
“Try to see the friends’ merits and not their flaws, to unite together with them in true love, till the state where ‘love will cover all sins.'”
Baal HaSulam, Letter 4
“May you have no deficiency other than to collect all the parts that have broken away from your soul, and unite them into one body. Into this perfect body, the Creator will place His presence forever. And the spring of great wisdom and the upper rivers of light will be like a limitless source.”
Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation
“Life’s aim is to merit adhesion with the Creator by scrupulously observing the condition of acting only for His benefit. Or to qualify many so they may reach adhesion with Him.”
Baal HaSulam, Preface to the book Panim Meirot UMasbirot, item 22
“A person does not live for himself, but for the entire chain as a whole, such that every link in the chain does not receive the light of life inside it, but only conducts the light of life to the entire chain as a whole.”
Baal HaSulam, Letter 49
“I instruct you to exert all your forces to begin to love one another and to take part in one another’s suffering, and to rejoice in one another’s joy, as much as possible. I hope you’ll fulfill these words and will comply with them entirely and perfectly.”
From Twitter, 9/29/20
Every day we hear on the news about millions of coronavirus cases and thousands of deaths. The pandemic continues to spread and there is no end in sight. At first, we hoped that a couple of weeks would pass and the epidemic would end. But no one thinks so today. They are starting to say that there is no cure for the coronavirus and that most likely we will not be able to create a vaccine.
There will be some mitigation but there will be no real protection. There have already been examples of such diseases. Either they return regularly or they are constantly circulating between us. Therefore, we should not hope for the end of the pandemic, which, as it is now assumed, will come in a year or two. It will end when we finish it. It depends not on time but on our work.
The world suffers from a lack of food, money, and pleasure. But if we want a good life in which there will be all the best things, we must know the laws of nature and fulfill them properly. The primary law of nature is an integral dependence, which means that we are in a single organism. If a part of the body is broken, it suffers and the whole body suffers.
But the state of humanity is such that we are all split, separated from each other, from mutual good bestowal! Therefore, we are like a broken body that has no way to come back to life. So we must take care of our connection. This is called proper ecology, the integrality of nature manifested at all its levels. We must connect with each other correctly because nature obliges us to do so.
Nature says: “Do you want money, respect, health, food, and entertainment? I have it all for you! Only pay. With what?—With your connection.”
From Daily Kabbalah Lesson 09/24/20, “Concerning Above Reason”
In the process of spiritual development, there is a special state called Yom Kippur (from the word “kapara” – atonement), which means the correction of all sins that one has repented for and asked for correction. After all, it is clear that we can’t correct anything ourselves, and the sins we have committed are not ours at all because it is the Creator who created the evil inclination that controls us and makes us transgress.
It is not our fault that we are in egoism that each time forces us to think only of ourselves rather than others or the Creator. Therefore, both sins and their correction are not our fault or our merit because the Creator does everything. He prepared all sins for us and all the corrections for them, while we are between them like in a vice.
Our job is to attribute everything to the Creator: both sins and corrections. We only connect sin with correction to the extent that we realize and feel both of them come from the Creator and not from us. The Creator is above the transgressions and the corrections; it is a special upper force that is above everything.
Therefore, Yom Kippur is a day of special joy that allows us to rise even higher above creation and connect with the upper force to achieve its level. All the sins, all the egoism, made by the Creator, and the corrections achieved because of it, are necessary in order for us to understand the level that is higher than the evil and good inclinations, that is, to understand the Creator who cannot be attained any other way.
The Creator is separated from all of creation, and His essence can only be attained in this way by going through all our disunity. By connecting with each other, we connect with the Creator.
We rise above sin, above reward and punishment, and make these corrections only in order to reach the Creator who is separated from all of creation. The Creator prepared all these states for us so that we can attain Him—the one, unique, and only.
Yom Kippur is the main symbol of the process of attaining the upper force that is detached from all of creation. Without uniting and without concern about the whole world Kli, about mutual help, about all of humanity, it is impossible to achieve even the smallest spiritual revelation. All nations are destined to rise above their individual egoism and return to the system of Adam HaRishon to become one person, one desire.
Yom Kippur is a spiritual state in which a person reveals that his sin is believing that he was the one who sinned and not realizing that everything comes from the Creator. That is, he has not admitted that “There is None Else Besides Him.”
He thought that he did everything himself and evaluated his thoughts and desires inside his egoism. But now a person wants to correct his mistakes and all the impure scrutinies that are not connected with the one, unique, and unified upper force. This is what he prays for and asks of the Creator.
This is the essence of the Day of Atonement; it is the day a person wants to redeem and correct all the states and scrutinies that he could not attribute to the upper force. All our work is in attributing everything that happens in the world to the upper force and in considering ourselves to be only a creation 100% controlled by this force.
The ascent up the 125 spiritual degrees is identifying ourselves even more with the upper force until we come to the total adhesion with it. When we fully correct the Kelim, which the Creator intentionally broke, and raise it to His level, then we will be ready to begin the true path in understanding and adhesion with the Creator.
But these are the mysteries of the final correction. When we achieve this all together, all the creatures that are now in this world and those that are not here, we will advance further and find out what the Creator has prepared for us after the general correction.
Yom Kippur is when we reveal that not only good but also evil comes from the Creator, and they are of equal value. A person should bless for evil as well as for good because through both of these forces one attains adhesion with the Creator.
Adhesion with the upper force is our common and only goal; therefore, any states we go through should be perceived as an invitation to adhere. It doesn’t matter what I feel or what happens in my mind, heart, body, or relationships; it shows me where I can increase and strengthen my connection with the upper force.
The meaning of fasting on Yom Kippur is that we act only by the power of faith, not by the power of receiving.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/26/20, “Yom Kippur”
Remark: 75 years have passed since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost—children, elderly, completely innocent people who did not participate in the war. This humanity does not learn anything. The number of countries with nuclear weapons has increased. Today they no longer talk about disarmament. Before there was a period of signing agreements. Not today. Today China is threatening India, India is threatening China, America is threatening China, and so on. Everyone rattles their weapons.
I understand when soldiers converge and fight each other, or armies fight each other: tank against tank, aircraft against aircraft. But here is also something mean: you are bombing the civilian population.
My Comment: This is the law of war. Does anyone adhere to other laws and rules? How many gases and toxic substances are being developed?! We do not even know that yet. Both before and now. It has always been this way! They just talk more, talk less.
Evil rules the world. God forbid, but we can still see it all.
Question: Will bans not help? Will agreements not help?
Question: Is the elimination of nuclear weapons also impossible, as I understand it?
Answer: Impossible. How can you destroy it? Do you know who in the world has it today?
Question: Is the world stuffed with weapons of destruction?
Answer: Of course.
Question: Will it be packed with them even more?
Answer: Nobody is holding us back. Who can accomplish that? You do not hold back selfishness, so this is the answer. Here we need serious hope for a higher power, including the coronavirus, which would gradually sober us up.
Question: What should it tell us?
Answer: That there is no other way—just lay down your arms and begin to engage in good communication with each other, completely new opportunities are opening up for humanity.
It is absolutely impossible to follow the previous paths. Neither thought, nor reason, nor feelings, nothing! Everything that was before was built on absolute egoism, and we can no longer use it.
There is only one thing left: look at the ego as an enemy and at the neighbor as a friend.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/3/20
The manager (supervisor) supports, while the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure, the leader focuses on people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires confidence. The manager asks how and when, while the leader asks what and why. The manager looks at the profit; the leader looks to the future. The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.
Do you agree with these statements?
Answer: In general, this is true. You can add that the leader is a philosopher, the one who paves the way, while the manager executes, knowing how to organize the necessary team on the spot to perform specific tasks. It may even be a head of state.
A manager has the ability to set goals correctly and specifically. These goals must be measurable because what cannot be measured cannot be controlled.
A leader has the ability to see the future and pass this vision on to his subordinates, managers, who turn it into concrete plans, specifications, and work on implementation.
Question: Is the leader’s vision a natural skill or can it be acquired?
Answer: People are born with it. They are born as leaders, or as good executives, or managers. These are completely different mindsets, psychologies, and perceptions of the world.
A manager is engaged in planning activities, time constraints, determining responsibilities and priorities. A leader is not only responsible for the results, but also bears personal responsibility, he inspires and motivates.
From Kab.TV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20
Question: The crew of an Argentine ship were tested for the coronavirus. The results were negative and they did everything as required. The crew quarantined themselves for two weeks before setting sail. During the voyage, they did not come in contact with other people and after several weeks at sea some of the crew members fell ill, the ship returned to port, and almost all of them were sick with coronavirus. What happened on the ship?
Answer: Nothing happened. It is just that the virus is in the air.
Question: Could it have happened on the ship?
Answer: If they were all connected with each other by serious, strong ties, not just as a ship crew but more than that, then they would have defeated the virus.
This virus is clearly anti-egoistic. If this team was gathered by friendly ties and they wanted to be together as one man, the virus would not affect them.
If they wanted that, then their desire would have won out. It would’ve created a field around them that repels the virus.
Question: Does the virus find this hole, which is called “we are separated,” and enter through it?
Answer: Of course.
Question: What is the first thought that should come to a person who encounters some kind of a problem?
Answer: Where are my friends, comrades? “Where are my war buddies, my battle companions?” It is in this way that everything should operate.
Question: “So that they would help me,” this kind of thought?
Answer: In order for me to help them.
Question: Even despite the state I am in?
Answer: I only recover when I help them.
Question: Does it mean that the vector should be directed from me outward?
Answer: Yes. Even if I think about making them and not myself healthy, I really will be able to overcome any problem.
Question: What if each of the crew of the Argentine ship would have thought about the other, even when they got sick?
Answer: Then they all would’ve recovered quickly!
Question: If a person, despite the fact that he is ill and has the coronavirus, thinks about the other so that the other does not get sick, does he recover?
Answer: Yes. This is the test. This is confidence in the truth, in verity.
Question: Should they have confidence then that everything will work? Should it live within them?
Answer: Even if it does not. I am dying, but I will prove it, this is exactly what I want to demonstrate.
If I am thinking about the other, it cannot be that I will die. However, I am not doing this to avoid dying. That is, my confidence in this law, that if I do everything for the benefit of others, then I cannot in any way harm myself or others, is the highest. This is a law of nature.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/20/20
Remark: The further we go, the more I understand that the method of round tables, which is used in many industries, requires a lot of training.
Before you put people in circles, you need to give them some kind of educational course. Today, we can offer a round table just to strengthen connections but not to resolve serious conflicts at the national level.
My Comment: You can’t put together a round table of members of the Knesset. First, they must go through a long period of training and re-education. Only then can they be seated at a round table. Only then will they be able to develop truly reasonable state decisions.
Question: Can circles be used just to strengthen connections?
Answer: What does “to strengthen connections” mean? If they end correctly and if they finish in determining some disagreements, reservations, then why?
Remark: But we have already held round tables in the masses and people felt quite mutually involved and happy.
My Comment: Maybe they were pleased that they expressed their point of view. But whether they listened to others at the same time is a question. In any case, it is desirable that they have a strong educational base.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20
New Life 591 – Back To Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
The movement away from nature in the 20th century due to technological developments has made us into emotionless machines. People long to return to nature and rediscover its inner power. We feel a related lack and need to find a balance between natural things and progress, both mentally and physically. When we feel an attraction to the inner power in nature, we transcend the ego and connect to divinity. It is just like when our father Abraham looked at the sky and stars; he sought after the supreme power.
From KabTV’s “New Life 591 – Back To Nature,” 6/30/15
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New Life 634 – Giving
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
The good deeds that we think we do are actually egoistic and useless since we are incapable of doing anything without compensation for ourselves. When we try to alleviate the suffering of others, we feel bigger, stronger, and higher than the ones we give to. The receivers feel cared for, warmed up, and deserving of the help. Each provides the other with different feelings through objects, one ego with respect to the other.
In order to truly do a good deed in wholeness and perfection, we must “love thy friend as thyself” and become one. If we connect in love and bestowal in this way, we get energy from the upper force or the Creator. This infinite source provides strength to act and to not expect to receive anything in return for oneself. We become able to give without losing anything in the process, just as one can light another’s candle with one’s own candle flame and one’s own flame keeps on burning.
From Kab TV’s “New Life 634 – Giving,” 10/27/15
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