Who Chooses The Leaders?

294.4Question: Before God chose leaders. How should we choose today?

Answer: Today God also chooses leaders. A leader is a person who rises in such a way that everyone listens to him not because the police or someone else orders them to, but because he draws the attention of huge masses of different nations.

Remark: If you look at history, there used to be more leaders. Now there is a crisis in leadership.

My Comment: Now there is a tendency that there should be one leader in each generation. He will be the leader of the ideological direction of the world’s development. Then, groups of people will be formed under him who will develop his idea, his direction, and simplify this idea to the level of implementation—to projects and so on.

Question: Is God a leader?

Answer: God is completely hidden. This is the highest integral force of nature, but it works through leaders and managers. In principle, it works in every person.

Question: Whom would you choose as a leader today, from what sphere of activity?

Answer: A person who clearly knows what the world should develop toward, who understands that he is under the influence of the upper force, and that he is only a mediator—he can be a leader. But this requires persistence.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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Leaders And Charisma

547.01Question: Should a leader be a charismatic person?

Answer: No. By charisma, we mean qualities, desires, and actions of a person by which he elevates himself, gives himself more strength, more weight. And this is completely unnecessary for a leader.

A leader is important by himself. Big, revered. Everyone understands that what he says is true, sincere, true for years, centuries, and maybe eternity ahead.

Question: Should the connection between the leader and the people be unilateral?

Answer: Yes. The leader speaks.

Question: Should the leader keep a distance between himself and his subordinates?

Answer: I think this happens unconsciously because he is a leader by nature and cannot mix with others. He will not be able to do it anyway; that is the nature of things.

Question: Can dictators be considered leaders? Or is a leader one who is followed by followers by their own freewill?

Answer: A dictator cannot be a leader. He uses his power to repress others. A real leader uses his idea to attract people to join it. He lifts people up to his idea.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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Striving For The Land Of Israel

933Question: The entire modern history of the revival of Israel and settlement of the country looks irrational. There is an ambiguous attitude of religious movements to this issue: some are ready to give their lives for every piece of land and some do not even want to enter the Land of Israel until the Messiah comes. Why does one religion have such big differences?

Answer: People understand and interpret the Torah differently.

On one hand, it is said that there is no greater commandment than settling in this land in both the spiritual and physical sense. On the other hand, there are many different movements in Judaism, some of which believe that you can not arrive in the land of Israel until the Messiah comes.

We, as Kabbalists, interpret the Torah in the spiritual sense of the word. And in the physical sense, there is no difference if you live in this place on Earth or in another. The only difference is how you feel your closeness to the quality of bestowal, the quality of love. The land of Israel is called Eretz Yisrael. “Eretz,” “Ratzon,” means desire. Yisrael (Yashar Kel) is a desire pointed directly to the Creator.

If you have a desire pointed directly to the Creator, then the upper light manifests itself in this desire as a special filling, which is called the Creator. It is said that the Creator is in the land of Israel around the clock.

This is all to be understood in the spiritual sense of the word. This is how Kabbalah interprets the Torah. That is why Kabbalists have always been striving to come here.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 11/25/19

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How Can We Turn Suffering Into Pleasure?

565.01Question: Why, with the constant revelation of evil in me, do I feel great suffering? Is it because I am not satisfied with my advancement and with my failure to get closer to the Creator?

Answer: It is because the discrepancy between what is desired and what is in reality invokes suffering. In this case, you want to advance, but you feel inferior compared to the state you would like to be in.

But on the other hand, these are positive sufferings. They teach you to move forward correctly. It is therefore forbidden to immerse into them and to sit and cry, but you must implement them correctly.

Question: So, the revelation of evil involves suffering no matter what?

Answer: No. It depends on how you perceive it. If you do not feel the difference between what you want and what you now have as suffering, you will not advance. But this is not the path of suffering.

The path of suffering is when you are unconsciously in them and do not know how to move and what to do. All of humanity is in this state.

Only people who study the wisdom of Kabbalah are aware of the sufferings that they receive and can use them to aim themselves toward the purpose of creation. They ascend above the sufferings and even feel it as sweetness, as guidance toward the desirable goal.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/18/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10/23/20

Preparation to the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “What Are Torah and Work in the Way of the Creator?”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Study of the Ten Sefirot, Vol. 3, Part 8″

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