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Why Are Wars on the Rise? | Ask The Kabbalist

Why Are Wars on the Rise? | Ask the Kabbalist

Why Are Wars on the Rise? | Ask the Kabbalist

Ask the Kabbalist, Episode 6, with Dr. Michael Laitman

In this episode, Dr. Michael Laitman replies to following questions from the public:

  • Why does humankind make more wars and mass murders when at this point of evolution world leaders should be able to solve conflicts peacefully?
  • What is evolution? Is humanity evolving or regressing?
  • What is Kabbalah’s view on predictions done by calendars, such as the Aztec and religious ones?

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5 Reasons Why the Q&A Celebration Is Happening

5 Reasons Why The Q&A Celebration Is Happening

Here are 5 reasons why the Q&A Celebration is happening…

1. Why can’t learning about life’s meaning and gaining wisdom be fun? A leading idea with the Q&A Celebration is that you’ll be able to absorb responses to your most serious questions, but in a way which is full of life, vitality, fun and excitement, because as we’ll see, we were all made to ultimately want to be happy, and Kabbalah simply explains what is the nature of being happy and how to attain it.

TIP: Feel free to bring your friends, have some plates of your favorite food ready (and your favorite drink), and enjoy this moment of being able to be together as fellow human beings learning about how we can get the most out of this life we find ourselves in.

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2. There is an intensification of tragedies taking place in the world, which are making a lot more people ask the questions that Kabbalah was made to answer: What is the meaning of life? Why is there so much suffering in the world? How can we create a better world? And many more of life’s deepest questions concerning our meaning and purpose.

TIP: Ask any question you want Kabbalah’s answer to, and invite any friends you know also have deep questions awakening recently to this event.

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3. We’re so excited about the Campus Kabbalah local courses starting in January in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Orlando, we wanted to share even a little taste of what this deepest wisdom can offer you by giving you the opportunity to ask any question you want, and getting it answered live.

TIP: Look out for Kabbalah Campus course discounts exclusive to Q&A Celebration participants!

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4. If you were completely fulfilled with unlimited pleasure, enjoyment and happiness flowing through you endlessly, would you have any questions left? Kabbalah explains how all people are gradually being led to such a state, because there are people who have attained that state while living in our world (called “Kabbalists,” i.e. “receivers” of this ultimate state). They passed through all the states in order to reach that state, and wish to explain to us that we can also reach that state if we apply ourselves to learning about how nature works.

TIP: Try to take a look at where your question is ultimately coming from. It’s coming from a place of incomplete knowledge and a lack of fulfillment. Precisely that inner place is what Kabbalah works with, bringing a method that clarifies the origins and workings of that place, and how to work with desire and fulfillment in a way that lets us become infinitely fulfilled.

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5. We have great books for you! As much as we can get into in a 2 hour session, there’s nothing like having a book to delve deeper and deeper into a topic over a prolonged period, in order to really gain deeper insight and feeling.

TIP: Come to the Q&A Celebration to be in the draw to win many book and CD prize packs we’ll be giving away on the night. Also, just by attending, you’ll get access to many great book and CD discounts we’ll be making available to all Q&A Celebration attendees.

Here’s your link to join:

September 2017 UPDATE: Check out the page on “What Is the Meaning of Life?” where Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman answers many of the initial questions people ask in relation to the meaning and purpose of our existence.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Your friend at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

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Recent Highlights from Dr. Michael Laitman’s Personal Blog

Recent Highlights from Dr. Michael Laitman’s Personal Blog

The cause of the global crisis is in our miscalculating the program of nature. Our relationships with each other and with the environment should be developed towards a state of Adam (human), i.e. the similarity to the upper force of nature and the property of bestowal and love. It is the complete interaction of the whole of humanity, as all parts of nature on the still, vegetative and animate levels are connected with each other. [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, A Total Collapse Is Approaching]

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What Is the War of Gog and Magog?

The war of Gog and Magog is a spiritual concept that relates to Kabbalah. It is not spoken of anywhere but in Kabbalah. Gog and Magog happens at a spiritual degree and not as it does in our world, where the wars and torments happen before our eyes.

What Is the War of Gog and Magog?

What Is the War of Gog and Magog?

The struggle between internality and externality is called “The War of Gog and Magog.” It unfolds within the people of Israel (i.e. people with a desire for spirituality, the meaning of life; “Israel” being a combination of the words “Yashar Kel” [“straight to God”]), and its consequences determine the fate of the entire world. If we are triumphant, we will spare ourselves the horrifying depictions of the war of Gog and Magog as an apocalyptic global war.

The war of Gog and Magog is actually an internal war, occurring within individuals from Israel (i.e. people in whom the desire for spirituality has awoken; who have an inclination to question the meaning of life and discover the altruistic desire above the inborn egoistic desire). It is not a physical war with planes and missiles, as is often thought. The planes and the missiles are not the real war; they are merely a physical manifestation of accumulated imbalance.

The war of Gog and Magog is a war between the internality and the externality of our desires. It is fought in our hearts and in our minds. As it unfolds, it gives us a choice. To which do we want to belong? Do we prefer the internality of the world or its externality? Where are our desires, minds, and hearts drawn? This is the war. [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, From Chaos to Harmony: The Solution to the Global Crisis According to the Wisdom of Kabbalah. Part II: Israel’s Role. “The War of Gog and Magog“]

The Internal War of Gog and Magog

The Internal War of Gog and Magog

Question: I know that there is a prophecy about a war called Gog and Magog. From life, I can feel that this war is happening within me, all the time. Can you explain more about these two forces Gog and Magog? What happens to them in this internal war and where is it leading?

Answer by Dr. Laitman: First of all, I’m very happy that she is talking about internal things. Gog and Magog is an internal war; it is like the strife between Moses and Pharaoh. We, specifically Jews, are opposed by alien forces that are threatening us. Within us, too, we are in the same war. In the people of Israel too, with its ego that had vanquished us, after the ruin of the Temple and within each and every one of us, is that perpetual war.

But now, especially, we have completed the period of the exile and we have to rise from that level of exile to redemption; we are pretty much behind already. We should have started this spiritual ascension in accordance with our return to our land, Israel, about one hundred years ago. That is what the Kabbalists say.

Then begins this war of Gog and Magog, which is the last war between the good forces in us that want to achieve bestowal, love of others, brotherly love, “love thy friend as thyself,” and those forces that still keep us in exile and don’t let us out; the internal forces, in each of us and the forces in the nation. There are bodies that still think that we should remain in exile and also the whole world thinks so.

This war is, indeed, as you say; a perpetual war that now exists in each of us. And in the end, the whole world, with the globalization and today’s crisis in ecology, education and security, it’s all in this Gog and Magog war campaign. Let’s hope that we will succeed in it, without an eruption of physical war, but we will complete it and finish it and succeed at the spiritual level.

This is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is emerging today out of seclusion. It is presenting itself to everyone and through it, we can succeed with the forces of bestowal and love, with the Upper Light that will correct all of us, so we will succeed in this campaign. [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, “Ask the Kabbalist (April 10, 2008)“]

To learn more about Kabbalah’s attitude to war, and the inner definitions of words such as Israel, Jews, and many others, it is recommended to take the Free Kabbalah Course. The reason is that many of the concepts and terms we have a heard a lot about in our upbringing have completely different definitions in Kabbalah, and it takes a while to process them properly. Therefore, if you’re interested in this topic, then we recommend taking the free courses and start learning about the world around you and inside you anew…


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Kabbalah on the Ukraine Protests and Riots

Kabbalah on the Ukraine Protests and Riots

Below is a collection of material discussing how Kabbalah relates to the protests and riots taking place increasingly in our world today…

Education on the Laws of Nature Is the Means for Reform, Not Resistance

If governments do not understand the law of evolution of human society, people will suffer, but the change will still happen. It is better not to resist, but to study nature, as Kabbalah suggests, to study the laws of mutual guarantee (Arvut), of new relationships of humanity as one body, and follow them.  [Source: Dr. Michael Laitman, “The War for Peace“]


There Will be No Tomorrow if We Continue the Way We Are. Building Tomorrow Requires Integration & Connection

The problem is that the people who are protesting do not yet understand that the reason for all of the dissatisfaction is the loss of hope for the future. This bothers people even more than the fact that there is nothing to live on. A person does not feel that there is something good waiting for him tomorrow. And it is necessary to give people an explanation that there will be no tomorrow if we will continue the way we are! After all, this way we are only speeding up the destruction of the world.

What benefit would it give to overturn everything and to change one thing for something similar? There used to be one head of government and now there will be another one. So what will change, really? Things will only get worse.

Until we become integral and connected with everyone and with the environment into one system, we will not have any feeling or thought that will enable us to build tomorrow. Now, the only question is: How much longer will we have to suffer in order to understand this? How many more blows will we have to endure in order to want to hear it? [Source: Dr. Laitman, “Are Mass Protests an Effective Means of Reform?”]


What Needs to Change so there Will be Peace?

The Guardian: “The least one can say is that this crisis offers proof that it is not the people but experts themselves who do not know what they are doing. In Western Europe we are effectively witnessing a growing inability of the ruling elite – they know less and less how to rule. Look at how Europe is dealing with the Greek crisis: putting pressure on Greece to repay debts, but at the same time ruining its economy through imposed austerity measures and thereby making sure that the Greek debt will never be repaid. …

“And therein resides the true message of the ‘irrational’ popular protests all around Europe: The protesters know very well what they don’t know; they don’t pretend to have fast and easy answers; but what their instinct is telling them is nonetheless true – that those in power also don’t know it. In Europe today, the blind are leading the blind.”

Comment by Dr. Laitman: The process of growing should break out in the leading countries to force management to recognize its inability to understand and control what is happening. At the same time, more people will recognize the need to change their attitude towards themselves and the world, feeling the necessity to change not the world, its management, system, but to change the human being first, by way of the widespread implementation of a short course (2-3 months) in integral education, to raise awareness of the general population to the level where nature forces us to rise. After that, it is possible to introduce gradual reforms at all levels and systems of society. [Source: Dr. Laitman, “The Blind Leading the Blind“]

To learn more about Kabbalah’s attitude to protests, riots, social reform, the global crisis and the way to world peace, it is recommended to take the free courses. The reason is that many of the concepts and terms we have a heard a lot about in our upbringing have completely different definitions in Kabbalah, and it takes a while to process them properly. Therefore, if you’re interested in this topic, and related topics like:

  • Humanity’s globalization and today’s global crisis explained by Kabbalah.
  • How to use nature’s examples to model a perfect existence for humanity.
  • Why have all attempts toward a peaceful existence among humanity failed? What was the missing element in all those attempts?
  • How does Kabbalah provide what was missing in all past attempts to make a peaceful existence for humanity?

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Images in this post: Top: Bandura, Ivan. “Maidan Reboot on the St. Michael’s Square.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 30 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Middle: Bandura, Ivan. “Riot Police Blocking the Way to the Parliament Building on Sunday Night.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 8 Dec. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Bottom: Bandura, Ivan. “Youth of the Nation for Euro Integration.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 28 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2014.

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