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International Kabbalah Convention “Life In The Ten,” Day Two – 1/28/24

1st part of the Lesson — International Kabbalah Convention “Each One Shall Help His Friend,” Lesson 3

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2nd part of the Lesson — International Kabbalah Convention “There Is None Else Besides Him,” Lesson 4

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International Kabbalah Convention “Life In The Ten,” Day One – 1/27/24

1st part of the Lesson — International Kabbalah Convention “The Purpose of the Ten,” Lesson 1

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2nd part of the Lesson — International Kabbalah Convention “The Agenda of the Assembly,” Lesson 2

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Chaotic Development

507.03Comment: In this world, we reckon that we know what we are doing.

My Response: It is because we do not develop. As we grow up, we become animals. Only in the period of development until adolescence, are we a little bit like people, and when we reach the age of 15, 16, or 20, it all ends. After that, we no longer take an example from those who are better than us, we do not explore this world, but begin to use it egoistically.

Therefore, our spiritual ascent is based on exactly the same chaos as that of young children.

Comment: Humanity must understand this. People only think that they are moving somewhere, but it turns out that everything is chaos.

My Response: However, it is precisely when they are resisting this and want to include in the Procrustean bed of their concepts, their supposedly reasonable theories of the entire dialectical development of nature and of themselves, that they fail.

We see how the G8 and G20 summits and all sorts of so-called great minds are gathered. On a corporeal level, they may understand something. Yet, when we start developing toward the next level, they throw up their hands and leave just as they gathered—without any result.

I hope that this will eventually make them listen to us. Then they will realize that there is a wisdom nearby that explains everything to them.

Comment: It is written in Zohar for All: “Solomon said about them, “All things have I seen in the days of my vanity,” since in the Havalim [vanity], all the Mochin of sight appeared to him.”

My Response: It is from such development that a person understands that he is in an internally flared turmoil.

Question: This corresponds with the words of King Solomon that everything is vanity. It turns out that vision appears and becomes distinct on the basis of this vanity, right?

Answer: Yes, it is not for nothing that King Solomon was a great sage.

This is so because these seven Havalim clothe in the seven Sefirot of the voice, and both of them are in the seven Sefirot of the speech, which is the Nukva, who is called “world.” In her is the place of disclosure of these Havalim, which became the seven lights of vision, and in them is the world sustained. (Zohar for All, VaYetze)

We are talking about the inner speech (the force of bestowal) of a person, which comes from his soul, fills and builds the world. All this comes from Nukva, from the most original internal desire.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #13

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Everything Descends From The Upper Program

laitman_235Question: Is the source of all renewals at the same time also the place of renewals?

Answer: The place of renewals is always determined from above and comes from one source. Everything that exists in the upper world gradually blurs, descends, and reaches us.

As they say, there is nothing new under the sun; everything descends from the upper program, which is set initially, from the beginning of creation to its end. We are fulfilling this program either involuntarily like all people or as Kabbalists who already understand it, adapt themselves to it, and then adapt it to themselves and thus advance.

Renewals are revealed in people and not in the world. Yet, in accordance with our inner changes, we see a different world every time. It’s as if there is a white screen in front of us and depending on the way we project our thoughts and desires, we can see any picture on it.
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The EU Will Sink Into Irrelevance

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (George Friedman, American political scientist and author and former chief intelligence officer): “There are many American views of Europe, but my view is that the EU has failed, but there is no clear alternative.And we see the failure in the immigration issue, which we do not regard as a major issue because it is less than 0.5% of population shift, but Europe cannot make a decision on how to handle it.

“This is not an unmanageable problem. You can decide not to let anyone in, and then you take measures to prevent that, or you decide to integrate them and you do certain things to make that happen. It is Europe’s inability to make a decision that is, from the American point of view, the most problematic….

“I don’t see Europe collapsing. I don’t think there is a will to vote it out of existence. I don’t think there is a will to change it. There is a will to ignore it….

“The EU will exist, and will happily sink into irrelevance.”

My Comment: I’m pleased to see that my opinion which I voiced 20 years ago is confirmed today: Any unification without preparatory education won’t stand a chance and will fall apart. Unification is necessary, but it is possible only if the society is ready for it. Meanwhile, the American capitalism greedily destroys old, naive Europe.

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Upon Whom Does The Whole World Depend?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the Arab nations there were a number of revolutions that occurred with the help of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Even now, the same thing is happening with us. In other words, our enemies are using the same achievements of the modern world without declaring war on us. Do we need to conduct a cultural war such as this with them?

Answer: You can do anything you want. But nothing will help! Only if there is really a life and death threat, is it necessary to defend yourself without considering anything else. But simultaneously, it is up to you to move the people towards internal unity.

Then everyone will gradually begin to change their opinion about you, because through connection and unity, you will be connected with the whole world. Then you will channel completely new forces of good, mutual connection, and unity to the whole world, which the world needs so much. And without the power of connection and unity, it will move toward war.

Everyone understands and knows this, but they cannot do anything because other than the people of Israel, nobody has freedom of choice. So the whole world condemns the Jews. The peoples of the world subconsciously feel that they depend on us. And it is not just that they blame us for all the troubles, it is an internal feeling of dependence. For example, if I feel that I depend on a particular person, I am afraid of him, hate him, he doesn’t leave my mind, and I don’t know what to do with this connection. This is precisely what the nations of the world feel about us. This is a fact.

Question: So this means that they are afraid of us?

Answer:  They are frightened, meaning they feel that they cannot annihilate us. If they could, they would wipe us off the face of the Earth. They have tried, but it didn’t work. But this is not the idea; rather, it is a feeling of powerlessness before Israel that everyone feels subconsciously. I have travelled throughout the world, given interviews and lectures at dozens of universities, major newspapers, in the mass media, and I have conversed with scientists, politicians, and sociologists. This is what people feel.

Question: Does this mean that the people of Israel and the nation itself cannot be destroyed?

Answer: The people no, the nation yes. We could quietly be expelled from here. In the meantime, a bilateral world still supposedly exists, but we have no need of anyone. If there were no higher management through which we need to unite on this land, we  already wouldn’t be here.

Nevertheless, from day to day I see how the people of Israel are becoming more and more consolidated internally, more sensitive, and understand that nothing will save them except for the connection and unity between us. They are becoming more prepared to understand, perceive, and hear this idea, and our organization is becoming increasingly capable of explaining this and giving an example.
From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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How Can We Change The Situation In Israel Not To Be A Burden On The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanComment: If we don’t provide humanity with the key to happiness, no one will help us. Even America which has always helped us will not protect us now

Answer: If it isn’t in the American interest to stand against Russia, Europe or any other country. We will become useless and meaningless for them and they will not take us into account, even for a second.

The American Jews will not say a word in our favor either. The Americans understand perfectly that this place on the planet is important only from a political point of view, as opposition to other structures in the world.  

If this opposition doesn’t exist, Israel will disappear, and not take its rightful place in the world becoming its ideological center, which the world needs so desperately. Today the world doesn’t need us; we are merely a tool of resistance between the different systems in the world. American military representatives in Israel candidly say that this is the only reason they need us, while in every other sense, we are simply a burden on them.
From KabTV’s “The Current Emergency Situation In Israel” 10/14/15

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Mistaken Concern At The European Jewish Congress

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (russian-bazaar):  “The president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Moshe Kantor expressed concern about the significant increase of anti-Semitism on the continent at the first annual colloquium on the issue of respect for fundamental rights in the EU, where he spoke on behalf of the European Jews.

“‘”The refugee problem has become a serious test for Europe. But Europe does not go a day without an even more serious test – said Kantor. – Earlier this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after bloody anti-Semitic violence in the supermarket “Hyper Kasher” in Paris that “if 100,000 Jews were to leave France, France will no longer be France. This would mean the collapse of the French Republic.

“‘I would go even further and say that if hundreds of thousands of Jews leave the European Union, as is becoming increasingly likely, it would mean the collapse of the European Union. Over the past few years, tens of thousands of Jews left Europe in search of a safe haven, but today one third of the nearly 2.5 million Jews in Europe thinks about emigration. …'”

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Why Is The Blame On Us?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It isn’t enough that the whole world blames us Israelis for everything that is happening in Israel,  and even the wisdom of Kabbalah says that the Jews are to blame for everything. I would like to understand what exactly are we to blame for? You say that we are divided, but I am familiar with many good people who are friendly and help each other.

Answer: You are absolutely right, from your external point of view of the world. But if we go deeper into the system that connects all of humanity and manages all of nature, then it will be clear that the Jews are that very part through which the general force of nature influences and acts upon everything else. So if the Jews don’t behave correctly, all the rest suffer. Imagine yourself a small nation, a small group, that don’t unite well or correctly among themselves. So all the influences that pass through them to humanity go out negatively and lead to separation, opposition, and mutual hostility.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains these laws, opens our eyes, and allows us to penetrate into the system and see the cause. From the point of view of your ordinary logic, you are right. But if we look further inside, we find justification for everything that is said in the Kabbalistic sources.

I relate to this like a scientist. My first profession was in biocybernetics, the second was in general philosophy and the wisdom of Kabbalah. in addition, I have a doctoral degree in ontology, the science of the general structure of the universe. When you study all these sciences, you begin to see how everything is organized such that all of the power of bestowal for the entire world moves through a group called the people of Israel.

This group determines everything: as much as it is connected, the whole world is also connected. If the Jews are divided and even hate each other, then the whole world will also be like this. The world justly blames Jews, because they instinctively feel that everything depends on us. Anti-Semitism and the negative attitude of the peoples of the world towards Israel indicate that they feel themselves dependent on the people of Israel. I understand that it is insulting to you to hear that they are blaming you for everything; I also used to think like you. But come, let’s not be short-sighted! The study of nature obligates us to agree with everything that is written in the Kabbalistic sources, the inner part of the Torah.

Question: Do you mean that we need to begin living in communes? Are you talking about unity like this?

Answer: No, we are not talking about creating communes. We only need to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and to begin to look at the world with different eyes, to see the internal system that manages all of humanity. Then your view changes and you will understand how much everything depends on you.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/18/15

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