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From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 4/25/22
Last Saturday evening, the mask mandate has been lifted in Israel. Although enforcement of the mandate had been lax for the past several months, if not longer, now that it is official, people say they can breathe freely. But can we? We wish! We can bid farewell to the mask mandate, but other mandates will replace it because we have more lessons to learn.
We learned a lot over the past two years of mask mandates and vaccines. The virus engulfed all of humanity and turned us into one mass. At work, on the street, on public transportation, on planes, in public places, we have begun to feel how interdependent we are. Nothing accomplished it prior to the corona virus.
However, its work of welding us together is not over; it has just begun. I have no doubt that in the near future, we will see the sequel.
The thing is that it is time for us to fuse ourselves together, to start becoming one. If we do not do it voluntarily, reality will impel us to do it nonetheless.
Perhaps it is indeed time to take off the masks. We used to say that we should wear masks not to avoid being infected, but to avoid infecting others, especially the elderly and the physically vulnerable. But since no one minds that argument anymore, it seems as though the social benefit of masks has run its course, and we need a new whip to force us to connect.
Besides, there are many entities that want the mandate stopped. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, and other government agencies want the masks off in order to gain popularity. The fact that a few months from now, we will pay for it with our health is irrelevant.
Regrettably, we are not coming out of the pandemic as we should. I had hoped that we would emerge from it united, but we are emerging from it more divided than ever. Therefore, I have no doubt that a new, more violent plague will come and mandate our unity nonetheless.
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is the significance of Jerusalem?“
Various primary sources state that in the future, Jerusalem will become a beacon for the peoples of the world, and they will rush to its light, as it is written: “And nations shall go by your light” (Isaiah 60:3).
The idea of harmonious connection among people and with nature is originally in the universe’s structure. However, such harmony will manifest only after the correction of all its parts, when everyone strives for unity and sees that unity is the center, the symbol and the goal of creation.
We will then know the true significance of the great city of Jerusalem.
There is a concept of rebuilding Jerusalem within ourselves. It means creating within ourselves the quality and movement toward human connection so that we would feel each other as one and become a single whole.
This single quality, into which our individual qualities and hearts will unite, will be called “Jerusalem.” The first step toward such unity is the elimination of egoism, i.e. the desire to enjoy at the expense of others and nature.
Based on KabTV’s “Spiritual States” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Michael Sanilevich on February 22, 2022. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
The video is the film, “Jerusalem of the Heart,” directed by Semion Vinokur—a recommended film for learning about the spiritual meaning of Jerusalem.
Answer: No. He worships the knowledge and insights of his teacher, not the person himself.
Comment: In this case, anyone can say, “I bow not before a person, but before his ideas, before his qualities.”
My Answer: In principle, each person can determine what he worships and whether he is an idolater. How do you know what and how, and toward what he leads himself. There are no external indicators in spiritual things, only internal ones.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/5/22
My Answer: We are constantly making sacrifices in our world. The fact that I get up, go to work, do something for myself, for others, and receive from them, all this can be called a sacrifice of my time, my attention, etc.
In addition, we call a sacrifice a donation, when a person donates from himself for something that is important to him.
From Kab TV’s “Spiritual States” 5/4/22
Answer: A very clear understanding that war is actually absolutely alien to the world is being recorded in them. It does not bring anything useful to human society for sure. And the damage it causes cannot be justified in any way.
Children who understand that there is no place for war will be born! Who benefits from it? It does not give anything to anyone.
Question: Will it come from the shock that the mother who gave birth to the child experienced?
Answer: How will it be absorbed in the small children who have lived through all of it? They will live through this genetically, in connection with their parents who will experience the horrors of war and will be convinced that all of this is absolutely useless and causes pain for several generations.
Question: And children who are born now not under bombing, are they also under stress anywhere and everywhere?
Answer: Humanity is one single organism.
Question: So, does this apply to the entire generation that is being born? Even if life is just beginning within the mother, does this penetrate even into it?
Answer: Of course! All of it in a spiritual form! It is all floating in one information cloud.
This stress is universal and all-encompassing. The next generation, therefore, will not fight wars. It will not understand what we need them for. It will simply be confident that it is absolute harmful to everyone. And what is interesting is that there will be no need to convince him of this.
He will see that in interactions, trade, and the mutually complementation of each other in science, technology, commerce, economy, and so on, there is a direct benefit for humanity and not in nothing else.
Question: Is it the Creator who changes generations with such a sharp shock?
Answer: Yes, this is how it is changed, of course. Once we thought that this is possible with the help of a very long educational process. No, it gives no results. Look at the world. Who needs to fight with whom?
Question: What would you wish for the next generation?
Answer: To recognize what state they are in, what is important for the world, what develops the world, and where history pushes it. So much so that neither with the development of any weapons nor by anything else can you change anything. You are hurting yourself with this. People will understand this now from this entire campaign.
Question: Are you optimistic about the future generation?
Answer: I am generally an optimist if I believe in a bright future for humanity. Enlightenment is about to come to people.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/10/22
We do not need to correct anything besides our attitude toward the world, and then we will see the world corrected. Let us say you want to stop a war, then you need to understand that you can stop it only if it gets stopped inside you.
Question: So, I do not ask for this war to end in the outside world. Do I ask for it to be stopped in my inner world?
Answer: Yes, this is exactly what the correction will be. If all people begin to think so, it will already be good.
Comment: But this is unnatural. A person wants the war to end first.
My Response: So, do this with yourself. This is the shortest way.
Question: Does It happen that on the material level there is still fear for the corporeal body, for the family?
Answer: Yes, you must still act on the material level, but at the same time understand that the most important thing is the action on the emotional, spiritual, and upper level. There you can balance all your qualities.
Question: When there is a war which side is the Kabbalist on?
Answer: He wishes to end the war by uniting opposing forces in the middle line.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 3/1/22
Question: Who is more egoistic: the nations of the world or the people of Israel?
Answer: Today it is the people of Israel because it is revealed in them first of all, and at the end in the nations of the world.
Egoism is revealed to the extent that it is possible to correct it. The strongest egoism is found in the nations of the world.
Question: So is egoism more in the female part than in the male?
Answer: Naturally. We see that men are dreamers, they need a game, football, travel. A woman needs something stable: a house, children, and taking care of them. A man, even if he does this, it is only for the sake of playing, competing. He is in the air like a child.
A woman is more down to earth, and therefore development, birth, and progress are impossible without her. Although the power of progress is brought by a man, it is carried out precisely by the female part.
From KabTV’s “Close-up. Reincarnation” 5/3/10
Question: If we look at the history of humanity’s development, we can distinguish two main models of the family: the Eastern one, in which a man predominates, and the Western where a man has somewhat lost his role and, in principle, a woman is in charge. Which model is the most correct from the point of view of Kabbalah?
Answer: Neither of them. Indeed, there are two models, and the Kabbalistic model is in the middle between them. This division is also typical for the compilation of calendars: the Western model is a solar calendar, the Eastern one is a lunar calendar, and the Jewish calendar is a middle one based on the correlation of the sun and the moon.
The same applies not only to calendar dates, but also to forces, worldviews, approaches to life, science, art, to all kinds of prosecution and preventive measures in society, and so on. Everything is based on the middle line.
That is, there is no good and bad. There are opposite qualities that need to be assembled together, correctly combined, and upon their connection, we will acquire perfection. Only in this way will we be able to correctly use all the forces in nature without denying either the female or the male part. We just need to find a golden balance between them.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Siamese Twins” 11/7/10
Question: There are different opinions about the reincarnation of the soul. There is even an assumption that the human soul, for example, can be reincarnated in the next cycle as an animal. Is it possible?
Answer: No. Firstly, this is impossible because the human soul is something that does not belong to any level. There are gradations in it on the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human levels, but these are gradations according to its power, according to its inner development.
The soul is a quality of bestowal, getting out of oneself; it is love for one’s neighbor, but not the way we interpret it in our world. It is simply a way out of one’s egoistic desire into the desire of another, a feeling of the desire of another more than one’s own. This quality is the soul.
The Kabbalist says, “I am in the reincarnation of souls” because these reincarnations, called life cycles, spiritual reincarnations, occur in him constantly during the material (animate) life.
He is constantly ascending from step to step, and each of them is called a world. He changes one world for another, for a third, and so on. Before him are 125 steps or 125 worlds.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Partnership Agreement” 4/7/10