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My Thoughts On Twitter 7/13/21

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A poll conducted after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict showed that Jews in the USA are against Israel. They think that approval of the ultra-left will save them from pogroms, as was the case when Nazis first came to power in Germany. 100 years later, history is repeating itself!

@WHODirector-General @DrTedros: “The mortality rate is rising again. The #Delta variant is rampant in the world. The #pandemic is not over anywhere. It will take collective action to defeat it.”

My Comment: Nature will bring us, against our will, to the need to unite in order to survive, if we don’t wish to unite on our own! #COVID19

Everything depends only on our aspiration to be united, “Love your neighbor as yourself”
This is the mission of the Israeli #government!
Otherwise we will bring ourselves to exile again.
It says so in all our sources.
This should be the directive for our government!

We have to realize that this land will belong to us only on the condition that we correspond to it, that we strive to be the nation of #Israel, similar to the Creator in the quality of bestowal and love.
Otherwise we will bring ourselves to exile again.

Up to 34% #Jews in the USA think that #Israel is an #apartheid state! Just like in Nazi Germany, they will have to learn the truth through their personal experience…
From Twitter, 7/13/21

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Is It Possible To Forgive A Murderer?

547.01 In the News (npr.org, After The Genocide, Author Witnessed How Rwandans Defined Forgiveness): It happened 25 years ago – up to 800,000 people in Rwanda killed – mostly from the minority Tutsi community, all of that over the course of just a hundred days. Today the hundreds of thousands of people who carried out those killings live among their victims. Journalist and author Philip Gourevitch has witnessed the unique way Rwandans have defined and navigated forgiveness after the massacre. …

In order to navigate the aftermath of the genocide, the Rwandan government set up this nationwide reconciliation process. …

So they set up a system of community courts – without lawyers – to sort of repurpose a system that really had only been used for small claims mitigation in traditional Rwanda, called gacaca, and have open, communal – what we might call a town hall – format for trials. And then the idea was to hold people accountable and have a system of punishment. And this system banked very heavily on encouraging confession and rewarding it. But the confessions were supposed to be also verified by the community. …

Forgiveness simply means letting go of the idea of getting even, forgoing the idea of revenge. … But it means accepting coexistence. …

Right. Is there any way to determine if the gacaca reconciliation process was the reason why Rwanda was able to move forward? I mean, it was an exceptional, nationwide reckoning. …

And one of the things that I often heard people say – you’d ask them how it was going. And they’d start to say, well, for me, it’s really very tough still. You know, I’m not at all at ease with this or that or the other thing. But then they would say, even as they complained about much of what was being asked of them by having to live together, they would say – but you know, in general – in society, things are much better. I started to hear this, especially towards the end of gacaca and in the years since.

“I took that as a very interesting thing – saying, well, you know, my pains are not gone; my struggles are not over. But the general balance is good. And that means that they felt like something had been gained even if they themselves were not fully at peace – in other words, that the societal peace had been served maybe better than any given individual peace.”

Question: Is it correct to solve the issue in this way?

Answer: This is aerobatics, a climb to the next level. Although you do not understand and do not suppose, you in this you include the Creator who did it all, who created it all, and you agree with His decision and action.

So although they did not exactly come to such conclusions, it is still a very high decision, and it will help them.

Question: Can a person forgive like that? God forbid, his relatives were killed, relatives died terrible deaths, can he forgive the killer?

Answer: He can. Either consciously, while attracting the force of the Creator, or unconsciously.

Question: By law, tough?

Answer: The law is also tough. Or because he understands that there is nothing else, and so on. There are several options for this solution. But the biggest, greatest thing is that a good force acts on all of us.

Here we must agree that this was not created by us and not made by our hands, but we were guided here. And who was guiding us? The same upper force, good and omnipotent. How did it allow this? Etc. That is, here you can already rewind such a tangle.

Question: There is a theory that says: “We need to uncover everything old, open all the old wounds and lay them out.” And there is another one that says: “Don’t do this.”

Answer: Don’t do this. It’s not necessary. We are not able to come up with a proper solution to such issues. And therefore, do not do this.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 6/10/21

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“Is There A Modern Form Of Colonialism?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Is there a modern form of colonialism?

Yes, there is. Governments of various developed countries have forcefully imposed their civilizations into other countries. They have disturbed the culture and the foundations of life of these countries and nations, overturning them and bringing about the calamities that we see today in the third world.

These same governments should try to revive these nations’ previous states as much as possible, and let them develop independently. Each one of these nations can develop optimally in its natural form. We will see no positive life in the countries of South America, Africa and Asia otherwise.

These colonies are built on people’s desires to impose their own culture, education, governance and philosophy of understanding the world on others, and such an approach is mistaken and detrimental to the world.

We thus need to help each other develop naturally. Helping each other develop naturally means that we each help each other obtain what is good for everyone according to their nature, and leave our own opinions and forceful approaches out of the equation, which would force others to develop differently to their natural form.

European culture brought this debacle to the world, and this is why European civilization—North America and Europe—with all the power it has accumulated, needs to lead a recoiling process in order to let all countries develop naturally. By doing so, positive outcomes would ensue for all civilizations and cultures.

Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

“What Are The Benefits Of Nuclear Weapons?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What are the benefits of nuclear weapons?

Since nuclear weapons have the ability to exterminate entire populations of people, their benefit is that they force the world and every person to fear and consider how to change human society as a whole, so that a disastrous scenario of using nuclear weapons against people would not materialize.

Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

Nothing Is Stronger Than Habit

571.03Question: There is nothing stronger than habit. A person’s nature, his essence, is a desire to receive that works according to a certain program: maximum enjoyment with minimum expenditure of energy. But since a person’s character cannot be changed, does it mean that habits cannot be changed either?

Answer: It is very, very difficult. This requires serious motivation, wanting to acquire some new imposed, induced habitual actions, deeds, and tastes.

Indeed, habit is second nature. We receive only some basic characteristics from nature and everything else is formed through the influence of the environment.

Comment: But we know from the science of Kabbalah that it is impossible to change a person’s nature.

My Response: But inside nature itself—what I strive for, love or hate—everything happens within the framework of our common egoism. We are programmed by parents’, society’s, and friends’ attitudes toward us.

Question: We know that a habit is an action that is directly related to pleasure or suffering.

For example, children do not like to brush their teeth, but this habit can be developed in them if you give them some kind of reward for this, which gives pleasure. When you no longer give anything for it, the action itself becomes a pleasure since without brushing teeth one suffers.

So, through pleasure and suffering, can we develop a habit in a person, but still not change his nature?

Answer: We cannot change nature. Within the framework of our nature, we can simply manifest it in certain ways, but nothing beyond that. In general, nothing is done without a reward. Nature or us, or society, something should set us to act a certain way.

Question: Can bad habits be eradicated by suffering?

Answer: Not necessarily through suffering. Any habits can be eradicated. It all depends only on how much we really want to and know the way to do so.
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From KabTV’s: “Spiritual States” 6/25/21

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Open Yourself For The Upper World

939.02Question: Let’s say, we are around 7,000 people who get together and want to unite. Can such a large number of people positively effect the final result?

Answer: Undoubtedly! People want to unite. They understand what they gain with this. They can achieve such a degree of unity, where with the appropriate force of desire, the upper light will light up in the connection between them.

Comment: I remember my feeling when we were studying in a small group of 15 people. Then I felt that we were much closer to something than now, when 7,000 people gather, dance, sing, and have fun.

My Response: I understand you and agree that it is harder to achieve such a state of intimacy, warmth, connection, devotion, and love among 7,000 people than in a group of 15 people we started studying with 20 years ago.

But the fact is that we exist in a time when we need to unite not 7,000, but 7,000,000,000 (7 billion) people. And that’s why we can’t get away from this. We are obliged to fulfill our destiny and think about ourselves only last.

So we will try to unite between the 7,000, in order to gather all 7 billion next time. And then, for sure, we will deserve the revelation of the Creator, after everyone else.

Question: When 7 billion people unite, will it be the most real, intimate, spiritual feeling?

Answer: Of course. Today it is impossible to work in a small group. There aren’t the right conditions for it in the world or in the souls. Therefore, it is necessary to open the doors for everyone. And the number that will gather will be the optimal number of people with whom you will open yourself up to the upper world.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #21

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Ascending Above My Nature

233Question: What determines the correctness of a thought?

Answer: A correct thought is a thought that is about the ascent above my nature because above our nature is the nature of the Creator, eternity, infinity, wholeness, the Garden of Eden (paradise), while our nature is hell, egoism, evil, and so we need to ascend above it.

I am not speaking about appropriate behavior and not about morality, but about our ability to ascend above our nature in order to begin to feel the Creator, the world of Ein Sof, eternity, now, so that we are not dependent on the life of our body or on its death in order to begin to feel our world as the upper world and see the forces that operate in it. This is what we have to attain.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/14/19

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The Law Of The Universe

712.03Question: According to Kabbalah, the universe is governed by the law Kabbalists define as “The Good Who does Good.” This is somewhat strange to hear in the realm of our modern life. It begs the question: Where is this good?

Answer: The good is not in us at all, we are the opposite of good.

Kabbalah says that the world around us is a huge universe that we do not even feel. It is something voluminous, almost infinite. This is not even our universe, but a much deeper, constituent volume, overflowing with all kinds of connections and forces, in which we exist.

From this volume, we detect only what we call our world, our universe, our Earth, our life, down to ourselves, so tiny. The system of forces, connections, management, and qualities, which are built on absolute bestowal, absolute love, and on the absolute interaction of all parts with each other is hidden from us.

This system functions the same way as our body, which is built on the integral participation of all its parts in the overall life of the organism, and therefore each particle gives everything for its vital functioning. Thanks to this, the body and any organ in it exist.

Without this integral positive dependence of all the parts affecting each other and supporting the overall life of the organism, the body could not exist. All parts have only one task: to support the life of the body. If some part fails and stops thinking about the general system of the body, it is called disease. If a good relationship is destroyed in the body altogether, then this leads to death.

This is how the entire universe is organized; it functions at the level of thought, at the level of consciousness, and not at the animate level like our body is. We are the opposite of this thought, this law of love.
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From KabTV’s: “Close-up”

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