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Meeting With European Groups

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 6/23/19

Our groups from 34 countries participated in a special talk we had this morning in preparation for our upcoming Kabbalah Convention in Europe, that will take place in Bulgaria, November 8- 10, 2019.

The theme of the talk was: How to Unite Babylon? Kabbalah Academy Students from the EU gathered with a great concern regarding the future of their continent and presented their questions, so we can begin preparing a strategy for spreading unity in that region. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cameroon Czechia Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Moldova Netherlands
Norway Poland Portugal Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom

“Their Voices Will Be Heard”

laitman_962.1Spirituality can only be attained in the connection between us. It is not that easy to accept and it is not very pleasant because it is completely against our nature. The further humanity develops from generation to generation, over thousands of years, the more egoistic we become. This can be clearly seen in the transformations of human society, which began with tribal clans, then transformed into villages, which then grew into big cities and countries.

Connection is a very difficult topic, but it defines all the differences between us and the spiritual world. The main problem is our belief that we can connect. But we cannot connect because we are one hundred percent egoistic.

First of all, we must remember that we cannot connect, let alone love one another. This is completely against our nature. Let’s be realistic: we are capable only of hatred. All the rest are just beautiful games, like in kindergarten. Yet, we are inverting this game into a very serious one. Playing like good children and realizing that we are not and that in fact no one loves his friends and does not want to get closer to them, we are hoping for the only remedy—the reforming light.

We do not want to connect, and we clearly understand it. However, if we nevertheless try to connect, then we ask for the force of correction, the reforming light. We are not innocent children, but evil egoists, and we come to the group not to embrace each other, but to attain spirituality. Otherwise life will end in vain. Therefore, all our actions in the group, during workshops and in dissemination, have only one goal—to attract the reforming light. And the light will do all the work.

We do everything we can and the Creator will finish everything the way it should be; He will even correct everything that we have spoiled. The main thing is for us to try and reach a true request. We do not deceive ourselves. We do not want to connect. However, at the same time, we understand that there is no other way. In this global world everything is interconnected: inanimate nature, plants, and animals. Only man, the last degree, falls out of the general symbiosis and acts in an opposite way.

In order to correctly connect with others, we need the force of nature. This force cut us off from the rest of the levels and from each other. Now we must demand this force to reconnect us. Therefore, we try to talk nicely to each other and understand that this is a prayer, a request, that will help us egoists be corrected by this force.

The tens, the groups, and the workshops are very serious work against our animalistic egoism. We do not want to get closer to each other, but there is no choice: humanity must restore nature, which is completely integral and perfectly connected. Only man spoils everything; therefore, we are obliged to connect with each other and all other levels of nature.

I feel that I do not want to connect with anyone, but at the same time, I acknowledge that I must be connected with everyone, and therefore, I demand the reforming light.

It is written that “Israel will not be redeemed by sorrow, nor by bondage, nor out of their wonderings or madness and not through pressures or lack of food.” No heroic efforts in this world can help to attain the meaning of life and achieve eternity, but only “by ten people sitting together” and speaking about unification. They understand that there is no connection between them and according to their own forces cannot be; they ask the force to come and connect them. “Thus, their voices will be heard.”1
From Lesson 2, Latin America Convention 2019 “Building A Future Society” “Day Two” 5/18/19, The Work in the Ten
1 Minute 00:00 – 20:00

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New Jersey Convention “Day Four” – 5/26/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 8”

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “To Be A Spiritual Pipeline,” Lesson 8 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 9”

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Questions and Answers,” Lesson 9 

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day Three” – 5/25/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Awakening the Dawn with Joy and Gladness,” Lesson 5

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 6” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Living in the Greatness of the Creator,” Lesson 6

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 7” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Weaving a Blanket of Love,” Lesson 7

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day Two” – 5/24/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “The Perfect Ten in Arvut,” Lesson 2

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 3” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Annulment As a Condition for the 1st Spiritual Degree,” Lesson 3

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Preparation for the Lesson 4” 

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New Jersey Convention 2019, “Reaching a Prayer,” Lesson 4

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New Jersey Convention 2019 “Day One” – 5/23/19

New Jersey Convention 2019, “Awakening to the Creator’s Invitation,” Lesson 1

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With Joy

laitman_280.01It is written in The Book of Zohar, “VaYechi” 116-117: “Divinity is present only in a whole place, and not in a deficient place or a flawed place or a place of sadness, but in a proper place—a place of joy.”

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with singing.” There is no service of the Creator unless out of joy.”

We need to carefully remember these words. A sad person cannot reveal the Creator, cannot connect with friends. It is impossible. Only in joy can one achieve connection and unification.

Everything that leads to unity and filling with light in itself causes joy. It is also necessary to approach it in gladness. After all, “Joy is a reflection of good deeds,” the connection into which the light comes and fills it.

In everyday life it happens the same way; when we meet someone we love, we do not cry and mourn. Only if we hate and cannot stand something do we grieve and suffer. Therefore, checking the correctness of our actions is very simple: is there joy in us?

Of course, this is not the only criterion, because you can commit a crime and viciously rejoice. Joy, however, is a necessary sign of proper spiritual work. If I am joyful, it means that I have already fulfilled one of the conditions for finding the right path.

Good deeds cause joy even when you do not expect it. If I have helped a created being to advance in correction, then there must be joy. As with the friction of two objects heat invariably arises, so is the correct action, correcting the creation, always accompanied by joy. This is a mandatory consequence.

Therefore, it is necessary to start the action of correction with joy, and then check whether it really contributed to correction by whether it caused joy. That is, joy should be both at the entrance and at the exit.

The same check is valid for a group, a ten. We always need to check whether working with friends makes us happy. It is written that “the Torah brings joy.” If we act toward correction, then we must be happy. Joy will radiate from our good deeds.

It is necessary to try to constantly maintain such an inner joy from being in a good world where only the power of the Creator, the good and the Creator of good, rules. The Creator wants all creatures to be joyful and happy, and all the flaws are the result of our laziness, unwillingness to do our work. But in reality, the world should be full of joy, warmth, and love.
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From the Lesson 7 of the World Kabbalah Convention “Day Two” – 2/20/19, “Serve the Creator with Gladness”

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The Effect Of Mutual Inclusion

laitman_938.05Question: Several people from our group are going to the convention in Israel. We went through a lot during this time. How can we know that they will convey all our impressions and inspirations?

Answer: I am sure that they will be able to convey it through their inclusion in us. Also, the inspiration that they will receive here will draw all your messages out of them. Everything that you want to convey through them will flow to us.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/6/19

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Kabbalah Congress In Latin America

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/19/19

Over the weekend, while Israel and European countries were glued to the Eurovision contest, I was on the other side of the globe – in Monterrey, Mexico. My students and friends from all over the Latin continent gathered in this special region for the World Kabbalah Convention.

Together we learned how to connect above our differences, and the connection was felt everywhere. Many more students and friends from around the world connected virtually, and the density of connected hearts was so powerful that it became truly spiritual. The warm and vibrant nature of Latin America never slowed down as we dined, sang and danced together. I can only praise all the students and give them douze points for unity!

Latin America Convention 2019 “Building A Future Society” “Day Three” 5/19/19

Latin America Convention 2019, Preparation for Lesson 6

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Latin America Convention 2019, “A Covenant of Salt,” Lesson 6

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Latin America Convention 2019, “Peace in the World Through the Ten,” Lesson 7

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