Audio Version Of The Blog – 7/12/21

Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download:MP3 Audio

Audio Version Of The Blog – 7/13/21

Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download:MP3 Audio

My Thoughts On Twitter 7/13/21

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

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

Related Material:
My Thoughts On Twitter 7/11/21
My Thoughts On Twitter 6/30/21
My Thoughts On Twitter 6/24/21

“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.
From KabTV’s: “Spiritual States” 6/25/21

Related Material:
The Power Of Habit
The New Habit
A Good Habit: Desire To Bestow

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.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #21

Related Material:
How Can We Draw The Upper Light?
Sunbathing In The Rays Of The Reforming Light
It Won’t Help Us To Play Love

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.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/14/19

Related Material:
Let’s Be Positive!
A Generator Or A Receiver Of Thoughts?
Thoughts And Mind

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.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Universal Law” 9/30/09

Related Material:
Do Not Transgress The Law
How Does One Break Into The Computer Of Creation?
The Method For Discovering The Creator

Why Do Good Intentions Not Lead To Anything Good?

273.02Comment: It has been said that a Kabbalist can make corrections to the world with his thoughts and desires and can have a positive impact on the general universe. And the rest of the people who do not understand only destroy everything with their good deeds and charity.

It is strange enough for a person to hear that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

My Response: Do we really not see that all these good intentions and impulses do not lead to anything good?

In principle, any of the actions we perform while uncorrected, no matter how beautiful, noble, with understanding, with love, giving to others, they seem, they are still selfish, they still imply some kind of benefit for ourselves.

Despite the fact that everything looks very positive from the outside: people go to hospitals, help the sick, pensioners, donate a lot of money to charity, fight for cleanliness, for the environment, even give their lives for their homeland, such actions do not lead to a better world.

The question is: Does our world deteriorate faster as we try to fix and improve it in this way or do our actions themselves simply not lead to any good?

Let’s say we help Africa and by this, according to statistics, hunger and unemployment increases there, and the number of people who no longer think about anything but sit, do nothing, and live on welfare increases.

First of all, man is satisfied with little and does not want to develop. Second, these seemingly good deeds actually spoil us. Because we are selfish! By developing such systems of public assistance, we actually are killing the desire to improve, the desire to act, in people.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Universal Law” 9/30/09

Related Material:
What Is “Good” According To The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
Exile From Intention
We Cannot Deceive The Law Of Nature