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My new article on Linkedin “Europe Supports Terrorism against Israel”
Less than a year ago, Israel presented evidence that the Palestinian organization Al-Haq is a terror supporting organization. As a result, the European Union cut off funding to the organization. A week ago, the EU suddenly announced that it had found no evidence to support Israel’s argument and announced that it would resume funding. Shortly after, nine European countries issued a joint statement that they, too, will resume funding of Al-Haq and other organizations that support Palestinian terrorism against Israel, claiming that Israel had presented no evidence to support its claim.
At the same time, the Israeli organization NGO Monitor said that it did provide European governments ample proof that these organizations finance or otherwise support terrorist activities. The organization decried the countries’ “deliberate ignoring of materials presented to them for years.”
I have no doubt that the organizations that Israel pointed out do support terrorists and terrorism. However, I am just as confident that trying to get the EU or its countries to stop funding them is utterly pointless. The simple truth is that the EU, as an organization, and the member states of the EU, support these Palestinian organizations because they, too, want to revoke the State of Israel.
We can complain to them and we can protest, but as long as we do not advance the one thing we must advance—our internal cohesion—and present it to the world as an example of unity, we will not see any favorable approach toward Israel.
Currently we are setting an example of division. Accordingly, the entire world is uniting against us and with our enemies.
If we are divided, the world wants not only to revoke Israel, but to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. There is no in-between here; it is either or.
By “unity,” I am not referring to unity with Israel’s enemies against adversaries from our own folk. This does not show the world that we are united, but rather emphasizes our division and increases the world’s hatred toward us. By “unity,” I mean uniting with our own people despite the chasm of views between us, and without erasing it, so as to show what we are overcoming. This will give the nations the example they need in order to begin to unite among themselves, and they will thank us for it.
We need not be afraid of criticism. We must be confident that all we need is to be a light to the nations—an example of solidarity, mutual responsibility and love of others. If we do this, the world will cherish us and thank us.
The world unites with us when we unite with one another, and unites against us when we turn against each other, as is happening now. Our success, therefore, depends entirely on the connection between us. If we nurture our unity, we will thrive. If we do not, the world will see our existence as redundant and disruptive, and will seek to do away with us.
Through the connection between us, we determine where the world’s forces will go. When we are united, the world directs its energy toward connection and everyone enjoys the benefits of unity. When we are divided, the forces of the world turn against each other, wars and destruction ensue, and the whole world blames us for it. This is the simple equation of our lives.
For more on the link between Jewish unity and antisemitism, read my publications The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, Historical facts on anti-Semitism as a reflection of Jewish social discord, and Like a Bundle of Reeds: Why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour.
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How will society improve in the future?“
Society will improve in the future by becoming the happiest and most perfect society ever, where positive connection, love, mutual responsibility and unity become the sole criteria for humanity to live in total harmony, peace and joy.
We could imagine the future state of human society as a family, where we all mutually wish to make each other happy, helping each other wherever possible, raising each other’s spirits, and likewise our systems would function to help us receive whatever we need in order to reach balance among each other and with nature.
The laws operating in a loving family are the exact same laws that we now break as a society—laws of a single, integral and perfect system—which is the reason we feel society filled with myriad problems and crises. By making moves to implement laws of a single, integral and perfect system in our social connections, we draw positive forces dwelling in nature upon ourselves, which let us observe such laws, and which also start filling us with a sensation of harmony and perfection.
Based on the video “Kabbalah Express” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Israel Shimshon on June 24, 2022. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
Question: There have been many studies on the topic of dreams in the world. Sleep is a state when man’s contact with the outside world slows down and there is some kind of brain reboot, that is, the conscious activity stops.
What happens to a person who is in attainment of the upper world? What is the state of “sleep” for him?
Answer: Sleep is the lowering of a person from the full GAR degree to half of this degree—VAK. This state of semi-attainment is called sleep.
It has nothing to do with physiology, neither with wakefulness nor with sleep on the earthly level.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/28/22
Freedom is a state where a person rises above all restrictive limits and from the point of view of his inner freedom gives everything to society. This is what gives him the opportunity to feel absolutely free and not limited by anything.
If he can give everything possible for the benefit of society, then this is his main purpose of living. This gives him fulfillment. He does not feel any restrictions from egoism because he uses it in order to bestow.
Question: Does it mean that a person in the future society will not feel any restrictions?
Answer: No, he lives in another dimension, in the dimension of bestowal—not reception. He as if changes his nature.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 6/24/22
Question: A person faces internal difficulties that he needs to overcome when in a Kabbalistic environment and while performing actions aimed at the common goal. Why does this happen?
Answer: Because we are within the framework of our world and have absolutely no contact with the spiritual world. It is possible to move to the spiritual world only if a person receives upper energy for ascent.
This happens only if you really want to break away from all the egoistic reasons that motivate you to act in this world and you perform an action that is outside of you, has nothing to do with you, and is directed only toward the Creator.
Since we do not feel the result of this action and do not have any profit from it, we do not have the energy to perform it. Our body (egoism) cannot work in this direction, and in this I feel completely disconnected from the opportunity to ever be in the spiritual world.
I see that this is highly unlikely because I am not some kind of engine that can work without energy. I am an engine that works with energy. The energy for me is the future reward, and then I have the ability to act.
In the beginning of the path, when I come to the group, I have the energy to act because I feel that they approve of me and I am together with them doing important work. I get involved, I am burning because here they talk about the purpose of creation, about the fact that the entire world will soon turn to this. The greatness of what we do arises in me. But it is still egoistic.
As I participate in everything and grow, an understanding arises in me that I am going to start acting on a completely different fuel, which is the fact that what I do is important to others and is for the benefit of the entire world so that some kind of Creator, some force, will receive contentment from it. And maybe even so that the entire world will feel good and the Creator as well, but they will not know about me at all, and even I myself will not know that I perform such kind, good, great actions.
Then the question arises: how can I perform them? What for? And most importantly, with what energy? Where is the completion of this task? My egoistic organism is not able to do anything if it does not see a better future state.
In our world, I can convince myself: if I do this, I will gain this, and if I do that, I will gain that, and so on. I always choose the most optimal state—to achieve maximum benefit with minimal effort.
Here, however, I have nothing at all. How can you apply some supernatural efforts without any benefit for yourself? That is, my engine does not work. Then there is a need for an environment, for help from above to come and give me such ability.
Yet, do I wish that I had such an ability to work on “air” and not on “gasoline”? It requires the joint efforts of friends, groups, and very strong support in order for a person to gradually approach such a need and understand that it is possible. After all, there is another participant in the process of correction, of coming to the perpetuum mobile: the upper light, the Creator.
It is better to call this “light” because we associate the Creator with some object and the upper light is more abstract. This is the quality of bestowal and love that can affect me and help me create such conditions.
Thus, a person, a group, the upper light, and dissemination, all these necessary conditions together gradually turn into sufficient conditions for a person to begin to receive upper energy, which gives him the ability to perform altruistic actions outside of himself.
This is how he comes to his first spiritual action and in it he begins to feel outside himself, that is, a completely different structure, system, and connection that is revealed between everyone. He sees this world as a corridor through which a person must pass to the upper world and begins to understand the meaning of everything that happens to him and to other people.
He receives a completely different attitude toward the group, toward his friends, he lives a new life; the eternity of the system in which he exists is revealed to him because he entered the level of Adam (man). Before that, we are considered animals because, in principle, we are the same highly developed but more corrupted animals. This is how we advance.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Impact of Kabbalah on a Person” 6/11/14
Answer: You yourself do not become lower than him, but you deliberately make a conscious lowering in relation to him in order to help him enter into you, to come closer to you. Similarly, we talk to children in their language, relate to them according to how they can understand us, and explain everything to them while becoming as if we are like children ourselves. If I am talking to a child, I am not talking like an adult, but am trying to be on his level.
Question: Is it possible that you deliberately become lower than a person in order, on the contrary, to somehow enter into him and spread internal information in him?
Answer: No, you cannot spread information from your step down! The lower level will not be able to accept it. It will be like poison for it. Only if it rises to you, that is, acquires new Kelim (vessels), new desires, opportunities, and aspirations, then it can receive something in them in addition to its condition, and not otherwise.
There is no way you can go down and fill someone down there. You must help him rise up and fill him up there.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. Public Speaking” 6/29/14
In the place where life is destroyed, I mean cancer cells that do not work for balance and devour the body, these connections are broken.
My Response: Cancer is a vivid manifestation of egoism. Cancer cells form a body with huge egoistic energy that devours everything around it and eventually dies itself, because it destroys its own environment.
Naturally, the environment around cancer cells is absolutely negative and opposite to that which exists around the fetus and holds it with a huge amount of nutrients, energy, and information.
At the same time, the child is not just in the water, which protects him, like a water bottle, it is inside a huge amount of information. The mother’s body is the universe that surrounds it.
This is the difference between the kind, loving attitude of one organism to another, the mother to the fetus, and the selfish attitude that gives rise to a cancerous tumor, which, instead of giving life, destroys everything around it and dies itself.
Answer: From minus to plus.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. The Secret of Life” 7/13/11
Answer: Parents are very attached to such children because they begin to feel echoes of the inner world in him.
The fact is that there is a difference between the external behavior of an autistic person and his inner essence. He may be outwardly distorted, may not react outwardly, his movements and reactions, if any, are very limited. But those who communicate with him, those who are next to him, begin to understand and feel him.
They discover in these, from our point of view, unhappy people a huge inner world. When starting to communicate with autistic people, others feel how much gratitude and understanding come from them. This very much connects parents, brothers, sisters, and caregivers with such children.
Basically, we all are animals. The soul appears in us only if we develop it. Therefore, we feel each other well at the animalistic level. The only difference is that we feel this world better than autistic people. And they feel the world of inner sensations better.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Special Territory” 5/17/11
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How important is education?“
First of all, what is education? Education means any kind of environmental influence on us—any one of us, and any kind of influence, anything that we absorb. It could be natural phenomena, animals, a forest where we live, or the ocean. It could be society or several societies that we mingle with throughout the day. Everything that we absorb from outside of us influences and changes us. That is the general meaning of the term “education.”
We are constantly receiving an education. We are enveloped in an atmosphere and an environment that educates us, whether intentionally or otherwise, and each day is new. Therefore, if we are discussing education, we have to precisely discern whether our influences are intentionally directed at us, at each and every person—that we shape them a certain way—or whether the influence is unintentional and seemingly random.
We then also need to examine the kinds of environmental and social influences we receive on a daily basis, and the kind of societies we belong to. The examination and choice of our environmental and social influences is crucial to how we advance in our lives, but we also have to know how society influences us, because otherwise we do not know where we currently are and where will we end up.
We have to see our future and the future of humanity, or an entire society in a certain country, as the outcome of our impressions in life. If such impressions are intentionally directed at us, and they influence our thoughts, values and behaviors, then we have to take that into consideration. It is like parents who want their children to be free from influences of crime, drugs and other negative phenomena. As it is obvious with parents toward their children, so it is with adults, too. Also, our social influences include what we absorb on the Internet, the television, movies, the radio, and other such media. Everything influences us, so we have to reexamine the environment and the values that we find ourselves in, and check whether our influences are positive or negative, and what kind of environmental and social influences—i.e. what kind of education—we would need in order to guide our development to a harmonious and peaceful state.
I discuss such an educational method in several other places and if you are interested, I recommend following the links in my Quora bio for more info on it.
Based on the video “What Is Education and How Important Is Education?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman, Yael Leshed-Harel and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.