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Israel Are People Aiming for the Creator

749.01Question: Do the people of Israel belong to one spiritual root?

Answer: Israel is not a nationality or a people. This is a group of people who have gathered in order to direct themselves to the Creator.

All those who wish to reach the Creator are called Israel. For them there is the holiday Rosh Hashanah (New Year) when they want to determine that from this moment onward they go to the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/16/23, “Rosh Hashana

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Evolution of Discoveries

115.06Question: There are well-known periods of egoistic development: a sharp surge of the Roman Empire, then Byzantium and the Crusaders. But why did all this revolve around the Holy Land?

Answer: If we talk about the earthly level, then I believe it was all about politics, nothing else. However, in principle, all this happened in order to further and further develop humanity toward a gradual understanding of today’s spiritual processes. Everything was moving only forward, only toward the future goal.

With the emergence of the great Kabbalist Ari, the process of Renaissance began because the world started moving toward its correction. Prior to Ari, there was a period of breaking and mixing of various internal fragments of shattered humanity. But starting with him and onward, a period of purposeful flow toward correction had begun.

This is when the Hasidism of Eastern Europe and many Kabbalists emerged. Simultaneously, there was a general development, the discovery of lands by Columbus, Gutenberg’s printing press, and other discoveries and technologies—everything started to develop.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Evolution of Discoveries” 10/31/11

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Yom Kippur (Judgment Day)

Yom Kippur is the Judgment Day. Who is judging? Who is being judged? What should a person do on this day? What will happen if a person does everything right?

On Judgment Day, a person judges himself, rises above his own egoism, and reveals the world as a single system. It is no coincidence that Jews have always been accused of cosmopolitanism—after all, all distinctions are conditional, and our primordial, internal basis is alien to them.

Today, when the world is in desperate need of unity, the Jewish people are divided. However, we cannot deceive other nations—they instinctively, without realizing it demand from us to take on the mission of unifiers, to merge hearts into one heart.

This is the essence of our Judgment Day.

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Order a Movie with a Happy Ending

 906It seems to us that we, today’s humanity, are in some way the heirs of two civilizations: Rome and Ancient Greece. The government structure and the structure of the judicial and banking systems come from Rome. Philosophy comes from Greece and in a later period partly from Byzantium. But in principle, all this concerns the corporeal development of humanity.

However, the internal altruistic spiritual development of the world came from the Israelites, a group of people who fell from the spiritual level to the corporeal one. All world religions originate from them, and today they have given the nations of the world a certain preparation for the perception of spiritual ideas.

Thus, humanity was prepared for the fact that the story of mutual infiltration and communication would move to a new level. According to Kabbalah, this is bound to happen either by awareness or by being pushed to happiness by a stick.

Question: Do corporeal and spiritual development, in fact, occur simultaneously?

Answer: In spirituality, the beginning, the end, and all the stages of development exist from the very beginning. On the corporeal level, however, there is none of this; it all unfolds only in us. We can go through these stages either with a good feeling or with an evil feeling. We choose between good and evil.

Every time you have to be in a certain state. If you want to understand and feel what is good for you, you need to transform yourself so that the next state prepared for you is desirable. If you are ready for this, you will perceive your whole path well. If you are not ready, you will perceive it as bad. But that does not change the path.

There is a mechanism inside you that shows you a movie that you have to go through. You just order your attitude to this movie with your constant frame-by-frame development.

In other words, in spirituality, all this already exists in one single picture. And you gradually reveal this picture for yourself as you develop either under the influence of suffering or under the influence of awareness.

It is as if you begin to see clearly and you receive a new vision, a new opportunity to feel, to see, to realize, to understand, and to absorb. In this way, a new world opens up to you.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. History According to Kabbalah” 9/29/11

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The “Thin Stream” in the History of Humanity

747.01Question: We are familiar with the history of humanity based on the external picture of its development. But what has happened with spirituality over the past 2,000 years if there is neither time nor space there?

Answer: Shattering and mixing between those who came out of Babylon, developing; they were inhabiting the globe and then mixing with each other since the Middle Ages, the discovery of new lands, and so on.

At the same time, within them, there was a group of ten tribes, which were physically completely dissolved into them. To this day, we do not know where they are or what happened to them.

The group that today is called Israel, the Jews, did not dissolve physically, but dissolved spiritually; they descended from their spiritual level of loving your neighbor as yourself, all Israel are brothers to each other, etc.

Before the ruin of the First Temple, they were in complete union with each other. But 2,000 years ago, at the point called the ruining of the Temple, they fell from a state of mutual love to mutual hatred and passed 2,000 years of history as a thin stream through all of humanity, sprinkling it with their various talents and discoveries, as if in connection with each other.

In fact, all this was intended only to create within humanity the rudiments, a predisposition, for today’s unification.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The History of Kabbalah” 9/29/11

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One Nation as One Family

200.02In science, diversity of opinions and disputes are useful and help global advancement; but in politics disagreements, on the contrary, can lead to division in society and civil war. Is it possible to have different and even opposite opinions about what the character of the country and its purpose should be and at the same time feel like one nation and one family?

Everything is possible in this life only if we look at how to strengthen the connection between us despite all the differences of opinion. If the difference breaks our bond, then we should not reveal it until we have strengthened our connection.

Each step should begin with greater unity, and only then can we discuss where our opinions don’t match. And then, despite the fact that one thinks one way and the another thinks another way, we will decide how to unite, and from this unity we will see the answer.

In fact the answer is simple: the right decision is the revelation of the Creator. When the Creator reveals Himself in us, He gives us all the right decisions.

After all, society is not a laboratory where we can conduct experiments and verify an unambiguous result. It turns out that there are not those who are right and those who are wrong because the truth is above all our disputes. The truth is that “all transgressions will be covered by love.”
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/3/23, “A Dispute For the Sake of The Creator”

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What Should the Prime Minister of Israel Be Like?

961.2Dear Michael Laitman,
I live in Israel. You can see what’s going on here, right? Confusion and discord. I will not ask what to do, who to vote for, whether to be right or left. I want to ask only one thing: What should the prime minister of our country, namely Israel, be like? What qualities should he have? What laws should he adopt? How to rule our country wisely, where every Jew is the prime minister, everyone has their own opinion? If you can, describe your Prime Minister to me.

My Response: I don’t think it’s even possible nowadays. I believe that we are at a stage of development when there are no “sacred cows” and it is impossible to elect anyone. Nobody!

Only some minor internal squabbles occur and thus give us the opportunity to exist for one day, and then again for another day, and again for another day. And only in this way do we, in principle, exist.

We have no program of creation; we have no program of life. Each of us has nothing at all. Each of us lives only from what we can acquire, earn, calm ourselves, eat, relax, and that’s it.

Everything comes from us. I think that in this way, even at such a low stage of our development, we will still come to the point that we will need an intelligent person who will be accepted by almost all citizens.

And he will only care about giving us the opportunity not to tear each other apart. And we will understand that this is how he fulfills his most important task.

And what will happen next, I think the upper force will take care of it. I do not see the possibility of surviving in such a state as today, the state, the people.

The people of Israel have no base, they have no power, they have no truth. There is nothing to fight for.

There is just nowhere to go, and that is why he fights. And this is a very small incentive to defend your country, land, people, state.

I think this is a very bad state, and it can also get worse. But let’s hope that people will understand that they need to artificially raise themselves to some higher ideal. And the artificial highest ideal can only be that we rise above our egoism.

Question: So, we somehow come to this point?

Answer: Yes.

Question: My question is this. You said “smart leader.” And then it seems they said what the mind is so that we don’t tear each other apart. This is his main mind. That is, the one who will compromise and do everything so that there is no fight in the people. Is it the mind?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is there anything else you can add there?

Answer: Nothing is allowed because no one knows what the truth is. And the ultimate truth is that everyone should continue to exist.

Question: Are we talking about our country now?

Answer: Yes. So that tomorrow you can get up, as you got up today, and continue this life of yours, although it is full of mistakes and harm to others.

Question: So, you are saying that perhaps there will come a moment when you will not be able to get up and continue your life tomorrow, and therefore this smart leader is needed?

Answer: Yes.

Question: This is the first question. And the second one is very sharp, you said that we have no goals.

Answer: There is no goal.

Question: The protection of the land, the protection of children, the state – is this not the goal?

Answer: No, nothing! We do not have a divine goal, which many peoples in the world still have. Despite the fact that we live in such a terrible age.

Question: What should be the goal?

Answer: The goal should still be divine. That is, without accepting the upper force that governs us, and to which we must give some kind of account, without this, a person both lives meaninglessly and dies meaninglessly. Therefore, as it is said, “If there were no God, he would have to be created.”

Question: So, you’re saying it’s impossible to just live here in Israel? Just live, I just live.

Answer: No, it is impossible. This is such a country, this is such a land, this is such a part of the earth’s surface that does not tolerate the “godless,” as they say.

Question: Are we under supervision? It’s us.

Answer: Yes, everyone is.

Question: Who is an “atheist”? What do you mean?

Answer: That there is no higher power that would be above man.

Question: Just this thought: There is an upper force over me, and I have to live and work with it?

Answer: Yes. Somehow establish a connection and live in accordance with its plan and desires, and so on.

Question: What is its plan and what is its desire?

Answer: This you must understand yourself and reveal, and behave toward it.

Question: And if the people begin to exist like this, then there will be a leader, a ruler, and so on?

Answer: Yes. Then it will be for what. And the most important thing is that we don’t have it.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/3/23

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We Are Not Obligated to Wait till the End of 6,000 Years

933Question: Has the possibility of unity and mutual guarantee ever been realized?

Answer: Yes, the possibility of realizing unity worldwide first emerged in ancient Babylon 3,700 years ago.

Abraham attempted to accomplish this, but was able to take only a few thousand people with him out of Babylon who, under his leadership, were able to form a mutual guarantee among themselves. The rest scattered around the world.

Today the entire world resembles a global Babylon, and we must return to global mutual guarantee on a worldwide scale. This task must be completed in a maximum of 217 years, but it could end much earlier, possibly even in our time.

Currently, the year is 5783 according to the Jewish calendar. We do not have to wait until the year 6000 as we can attract the appropriate forces and accelerate this development.

In case the world follows the path of suffering and is pushed forward by evolution, then it will continue until exactly 6,000 years. But if it follows the path of light, drawing spiritual actions, corrections, and changes in us, then time will compress to just a few years, and that is all.

After all, 6,000 years are 6,000 changes. These are no longer years as we transform them into our inner changes. However, if we will not do this, then physically on the timeline they will still have to be realized within 6,000 years under the pressure of nature. And if we add the pressure of the right environment to nature, then we will accelerate both the path and the time.
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The Greatness of the Shechina

509Question: What is the Shechina (Divinity)?

Answer: The feeling in a person that the Creator clothes into him and fills him is called the Shechina. The Creator or Shechina are one and the same.

Question: How does the greatness of the Shechina in my eyes affect my friends and reality in general?

Answer: In a direct way. The greatness of the Shechina is the greatness of the Creator, the greatness of His force and the envelopment of the entire universe by His force. We have no other problems here, except to feel and reveal the greatness of the Creator. This is the most important thing for us.

Then we will be able to address Him correctly, not forget about Him, and understand that we depend only on Him. We need to tell all of humanity about this.

Everything in the world rests solely on revealing the greatness of the Creator. The first to receive it was a group of people that came out of Babylon. They called themselves “Yehudim” from the word “Yihud,” unity. At one time, they united with each other precisely in order to attain the Creator. They must correctly present the singularity of the Creator to the whole world.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/31/23, “Revealing the Glory of His Kingship”

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The Black Day of the Calendar—the 9th of Av

727It is written: “Anyone who mourns for Jerusalem is rewarded with seeing its joy.”

That is, to the extent that we recognize the full scale of the destruction that happened to us, to the entire people of Israel and to the whole world, to the Creator’s program of creation, and to the extent that it touches our heart, to this extent we are able to understand and feel all this sorrow, understand the reason for the destruction, understand how to get out of it, and how to rebuild Jerusalem, that is, the “Perfect City” (Ira Shlema). In this way, from sorrow we come to joy.

There is no darker and more mournful day than the 9th of Av. This is the source of all judgments and all troubles. It was on this day that the Temple was ruined in Jerusalem. And we still grieve about it after thousands of years. Today we must also worry and grieve about it as if it happened yesterday, and this is everyone’s personal grief.

After all, those who do not mourn the ruin of the Temple will not be able to be present at its restoration. Therefore, we need to feel in the depths of our hearts what shattering is and what correction we should expect, in what form and with what result.

There was a terrible shattering—the Kli, that is, the connection between the created beings and the Creator was broken. And now, who knows when and how and by what actions it will be possible to correct it. That is why it is really a very sad day.
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