New Life 464 – Anti-Semitism Denial, Part 2

New Life 464 – Anti-Semitism Denial, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Israelis don’t feel that anti-Semitism exists and are insensitive to manifestations of anti-Semitism around the world. Today, there is hardly any connection between Israelis and Jews abroad. If there is any connection, it will gradually grow weaker. The level of anti-Semitism in the world today is similar to the level it was before WWII in Germany. We are stubborn and haven’t learned anything since then.

Nevertheless, the wisdom of Kabbalah has been revealed in order to teach us that certain problems in Israel can only be solved by connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 464 – Anti-Semitism Denial, Part 2,” 12/2/14

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Is Shame A Means Of Defeat Or An Ascent?

276.06Remark: Shame is inherent only in the human race and is subdivided according to levels of desire. The more developed a person is, the more often he has a state of shame.

My Comment: Shame is a feeling of imperfection. In animals, the sense of shame is completely absent. But sometimes, even in advanced people, this feeling can be completely suppressed. And people who are close to nature, more finely tuned, can feel shame.

Question: Shame is the most hated feeling for a person. People are willing to commit suicide rather than feel public shame. What is the root of this painful phenomenon for a person?

Answer: The fact that it affects the “I” of a person, his egoism, which is our essence. Therefore, for a selfishly developing person, shame is the biggest defeat. He can’t stand it.

Remark: They say that in the absence of witnesses, the feeling of shame does not arise.

My Comment: Yes. Usually, shame only manifests itself in relation to something or someone. In particular, regarding the specific rules that exist in the surrounding society. We always evaluate ourselves relative to our surroundings.

Question: You write that a person needs shame in front of the Creator. That is, to achieve this is a great means of correction. This feeling is awarded to high souls. What is this about?

Answer: If a person really begins to feel his connection with the Creator, then he already measures himself in relation to Him. This is where he feels shame as a means of ascent to the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 8/7/20

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips About Leadership – 6/11/20

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About Leadership

Question: Do you consider yourself a leader?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What is the best quality of a leader that you can identify in yourself?

Answer: The immutability of the goal to which I direct all humans.

Question: Have you always been a leader, or has it come with time?

Answer: I think I was born that way.

Question: Which of the leaders of the past do you respect?

Answer: In addition to the biblical leaders, I respect the great Torah interpreters of all time. Because the Torah is a method of development of our world.

Question: Do you consider yourself a charismatic person?

Answer: No. I try not to hide my qualities from those close to me and to my students so that they can see absolutely all my weaknesses. I don’t think I need to pretend. A leader should not pretend. His idea needs to work, not he himself. He’s not the boss.

Question: Do you always prepare for public speaking?

Answer: Never! This may be a problem. I often find myself in such situations when I express an idea that I came to a public lecture within 15-20 minutes, and I have nothing to say. Then I pass the microphone to the audience, and they start directing me.

Question: Do you feel pleasure when you manage to convince anyone?

Answer: I don’t think it’s a pleasure from forcing or persuading someone. It is a pleasure from the fact that the purpose of creation, the system of the universe, is becoming clearer to a wide range of listeners.

Question: What do you do best? How do you develop this skill?

Answer: I don’t even think about what I need to be able to do. I teach and do it as much as I can. In addition, I process news, some materials, and all in order to teach.

Remark: Name the success of which you are particularly proud.

My Comment: With the help of my students, I created an organization that explains to humanity its next, corrected, highest state.

Remark: Name the failure you remember and what lessons you learned from it.

My Comment: My whole life is a huge number of small failures. But I don’t think it could have been any different.

Question: Does God or society choose the leader, or do you become one?

Answer: Only the upper force determines all our steps.

Question: Was your teacher a leader?

Answer: For a narrow circle of his students, he was the undisputed and absolute leader. But he is not a leader by nature. His father, I think, was a leader.

Question: How should we treat those people who do not work well? What effective methods of punishment do you know?

Answer: The most effective is the team. If the team is set up correctly, then the slightest flaw in the person in their place will immediately be perceived by the team members with negative feedback.
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From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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Can Your Students Hear You?

938.04Question: The process of comprehension of information is very time consuming. And if you are also listened to in translation, as by your students for example, how realistic is it to hear you? After all, this information passes through the translator. Do you think you are being heard?

Answer: I hope they hear. The rest depends not on how much they hear, but how much they follow the guidelines.

In Kabbalah, you may not hear much or even understand the language at all. The main thing is that you really want to understand the upper purpose that we are talking about. And then this desire opens a channel for you to connect with the upper force, and you will begin to hear.

It all depends on your desire only.

Question: So hearing is not at all what we understand in our material sense organs?

Answer: Of course!
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 8/14/20

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The Creator Is Not Evil Fate But An Integral System

261Question:  Why is the feeling of evil a denial of the Creator’s control, and not accepting His control as evil? After all, if He rules, then what is the reason that I feel evil?

Answer: It makes no difference how you perceive the Creator. What is important is how you see yourself with regard to the goal.

You can perceive Him in any way you want, either good or evil. He sends you problems, He puts obstacles along your path, He invokes such confusion in your mind and your emotions that you cannot even imagine. All of this comes from the Creator.

But what does it mean that it is from the Creator? It is not someone’s bad luck, and it is not a person sitting above planning and conspiring against you. The Creator is an absolute, integral system in which there is both the initial and the ultimate point of our evolution, and there is the best and shortest way between these two points. If we divert from this path, the system puts us back on track by force.

The main thing is to understand how we can bring ourselves back to the right and shortest distance from our state to the goal of creation so that we will completely be the masters of the whole system, which means that we will be eternal and whole like the system itself.

So, we do not need to ascribe human attributes to the Creator, although this is how we usually speak, because a person can only express himself according to what he knows and is familiar with.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/18/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/8/20

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic of “Work With Faith Above Reason”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Table of Questions for Topics, Vol. 1, Part 1, Item 94” 

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