Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 4

laitman_938_03The method of integral education does not prevent a person from developing his or her inner individuality, rather it allows a person to do so. No one invades this inner world.
But along with this, one also knows that it is possible to feel the world, reality, from a higher and broader perspective, above isolation and individualism, but only through a connection with others.
When this occurs, he begins to sense a world parallel to this one. No one argues that we are all individuals, unable to move like hammered-in nails, but it doesn’t need to disturb anyone because we are building a level of connection above it.
Question: Will a person still feel lonely then?
Answer: A person will not feel lonely because he will be expressing his individuality in connection with others. These two levels—the personal, individual level, and the common, integral level—will exist parallel to each other and will support one another.
Then, the personality of each individual will begin to be expressed even more brightly and distinctly, but this will not lead to negative consequences and loneliness. If each is created with their own unique qualities, then when these qualities are expressed even more brightly, it will only be of benefit to others and never to their detriment.
Two of the most important milestones in child development is the emergence of personal individuality and, above it, mutual interdependence. As it is said, “Love covers all transgressions.” In this context, a person uses his individuality with the goal of correct connection with others.
Nature builds us in such a way that if we use my individual qualities for connection with others with the intention to fulfill them, and others do the same with respect to us, then this is a point where we are not just connecting mechanically as cogs in a machine, but are creating a perfect system.
When we correctly connect to this system, we begin to feel the one who is spinning us—the upper force of nature. And then we begin to interact and spin in harmony with this force; in other words, we achieve union with it.
Question: Why does this painful sensation of loneliness appear within us at this point in time? What does this stage of human evolution mean? This did not exist to such an extent earlier in history.
Answer: We completed our “linear” evolution and now must add to it “circular,” integral development. With all the individuality and uniqueness of each, we must discover how to correctly use our special abilities for positive connection between us and build a perfect system. This is the final stage of the program of creation.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

How To Relate To Daily Life

Laitman_506_2Question: For people who study the wisdom of Kabbalah, how do they relate to daily life?
Answer: Daily life flows by itself. What is in it? A person needs to make a living and raise a family, all of this being an additional encumbrance to the study.
For a person who studies Kabbalah, the attitude toward daily life becomes completely different. His perception of reality changes. He begins to understand that everything comes from the Creator and passes over and through him purposefully to the surrounding world so that he will be able to connect the entire world and himself with the Creator, with the one and only force that manages creation.
In other words, in all a person’s thoughts and feelings, in all that he says and does, the Creator is found. It is nature that motivates a person in such a manner. Only a point in the heart is given to a person, which seemingly has no connection to the internal and external nature at all. But with the help of this point in the heart, he can go out from the physical world, divert his attention from everything, and contemplate everything from the side.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/29/17

The Solution For The Immigrants—Education

Laitman_419Comment: 240 immigrants recently drowned on their way to Italy. According to statistics 5,000 immigrants drowned last year. This means that the immigrants are still infiltrating Europe. Despite the limitations that Europe has set, they keep flowing in.
Answer: Thousands of emigrants from the Middle East and Africa are crossing the European border daily, and it is impossible to stop that flow.
It is a wave of history. It is the way it should be until Europe truly begins to colonize Africa and the Middle East in a kind way, restoring the correct mutual relations between people there, opening universities and schools, supplying necessities, and teaching locals so that they will be able to establish the correct developed society.
But how can the Europeans do that if they themselves are egoists? They colonized Africa in a wrong way; therefore, they reap such results.
Question: So you are in favor of a different sort of colonization via education?
Answer: I am only in favor of training and educating people locally, in favor of creating a proper kind society in their motherlands where they should live and feel good, and will not immigrate to Europe.
Question: Do you believe that it is possible to restore places that are totally ruined like Syria and Lebanon?
Answer: If the West invests resources and energy in this process and realizes that this is indeed the way they should position themselves, then it is certainly possible.
It is much costlier to try to adapt the immigrants to the conditions in Europe than to help them rebuild their lives in their natural home. There, it is at least hundred times cheaper, than any action taken in Europe.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/27/17

“And All The People Shall Say, ‘Amen!’”

arava-convention_931-01.jpgTorah, Deuteronomy 27:16: …And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
“Amen” is translated as “truth,” “verity,” and expresses our inner agreement, the inner decision, to do some action with all our strength.
Therefore, the people are obliged to say “Amen” before the entrance to the land of Israel. This is an agreement with those conditions without which they can’t enter, because to enter means to rise to the correction of completely new egoistic desires and intentions that are now being revealed.
At every stage the people repeat “Amen” because every time they enter into a completely new correction.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The US Is Quitting The Paris Agreement

Laitman_702_01In the News (New York Times): “WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, weakening efforts to combat global warming and embracing isolationist voices in his White House who argued that the agreement was a pernicious threat to the economy and American sovereignty.
“Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon the agreement for environmental action signed by 195 nations is a remarkable rebuke to heads of state, climate activists, corporate executives and members of the president’s own staff, who all failed to change his mind with an intense, last-minute lobbying blitz. The Paris agreement was intended to bind the world community into battling rising temperatures in concert, and the departure of the Earth’s second-largest polluter is a major blow.”
Answer: Of course! As usual, this is what it is all about, stealing from one and transferring to another.
Since we are all products of our egoism, we don’t act out of concern for the Earth and global warming; we act out of thinking how to steal as much as possible for ourselves at the expense of others. Western European countries especially profit at the expense of America, and this is the reason that Trump objects to the agreement while all of Europe disagrees with Trump.
Question: Is there a problem of global warming?
Answer: Naturally. There is a process of global warming, and what is more, another ice age is coming. These two processes accompany each other.
Nothing will work unless we balance the whole system. If humanity does not bring itself to a corrected state and does not become one harmonious ecological system with nature, nature will surely be further destroyed as a result of the destructive impact of human society.
We exist in our egoism on the highest level of nature. The human level comes after the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.
This is the reason that when there are disagreements between us, wars, conflicts, and hostility, they all impact the lower levels of nature and accordingly disrupt their balance. Consequently, there is global warming and other problems that we invoke in the world, like the pollution of the oceans and atmosphere.
This means that the garbage and the filth of our egoism are smeared all over the Earth, inside it and around it. It all happens because of us.
The moment we begin to correct ourselves by establishing good connections between us, we will see that suddenly everything will begin to gradually clean up and reach the right balanced condition until we reach the state of “and a wolf shall dwell with a lamb…and a small boy shall lead them,” as stated by the prophets. And so it will be.
Question: When will people understand that human egoism disrupts the general balance?
Answer: Let’s hope that it will happen before the ego destroys everything. We also have to take into account the upper governance of nature itself, which, influencing us, will make it a little easier to realize that there is no other way than to correct ourselves.
Nature is leading us by blows, while we do it by disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah, by trying to explain things, by trying to convince people and show them that there is no other way. The degree of problems and suffering that people will have to undergo depends on their egoistic stubbornness.
We, on the other hand, will try to do everything in our power. I think that we can go through this process properly until we reach the next good state.
Question: How will all the corporeal problems disappear? After all, huge islands of garbage are already floating in the oceans.
Answer: Nature will instantly swallow all the plastics and metals that are scattered all over the oceans and in space. We cannot imagine what forces are embedded in nature. It is not about our interfering with these forces, but about spurring and summoning their right intensified influence, and then there will be no problems.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/5/17

Reward and Punishment In Our Lives, Part 3

laitman_752_3Question: We live in this world like little children who feel punished when their mother won’t give them candy and a can of soda because she knows that it is bad for them. Who is this mother?
Answer: The mother is the general system, nature, the laws of nature, within which we exist. The system responds to us immediately, systematically, training us step-by-step to develop a correct relationship with reality and gradually allowing us to get to know her in order for us to open our eyes and see the true reality.
It is similar to the way a small child sees only a tiny part of the world, a very flat and limited picture. He doesn’t understand the system that governs a nation or the world or how all this is functioning.
Even grown people often do not know how the government is structured, how it functions, and on what principles its systems work. For the majority, what impacts them personally is what concerns them the most, for example, the garbage that has not been picked up by their house.
As a person develops and matures, he becomes familiar with the system of government in his country. Similarly, we must become familiar with the systems of nature that control us.
Question: Mother is symbolic of the warmth, love, care, and everything nurturing and kind that exists in a person’s life. Why then, looking at my life, don’t I see that the world behaves toward me with such caring and love? Rather the opposite, I receive blows from every direction.
Answer: We think that nature’s love must manifest in a form that we understand. But, are we representing her to ourselves correctly? I think that if there is a goal I must reach in my development, then a mother is obligated at all times to care about that which keeps me aimed at this goal.
Because my continuous state within my egoism is very bad and I need to leave this evil and come to good as quickly as possible,  the mother prepares all the necessary conditions for this to happen. She does not push me with force and doesn’t hurry me with a whip, but constantly presents me with opportunities to advance. And I need to understand her!
The problem is in that we do not understand how nature is controlling us. As soon as I begin to understand this and seek to enter this process, then everything will change.
Because I am trying to discern: Where is the mother, what does she want from me in each moment, in each state, what is she moving me toward, what do I need to do right now, and most importantly, what should I be thinking about? How am I supposed to perceive the world and relate to the unfolding events, while at all times adjusting the way I am relating to the world and evolving my consciousness?
If I always think that there is none other than the upper force, that is, mother nature is constantly attending to me, always wanting the best for me, then I will unerringly advance in the right direction. It is possible that on the path I will sometimes make mistakes and hit the walls of my limitations: either on the left or on the right, but overall I will be moving forward. I will be under vigilant control and will reach the goal.
The mother is concealed, but gradually I uncover this system as a result of my collisions with her and analysis of my actions: What did I do correctly, what not? In this way I will come to understand what are rewards and what are punishments.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/2/17

The Loved Letter

laitman_235Question: Which letter among the letters of the Hebrew alphabet pleases you most of all?
Answer: I think it is the letter “Hey.”
It is the fifth letter in the alphabet and it symbolizes the final Kli, which has been fully corrected, the soul that is ready to begin to absorb Light.
Other than that, Bina and Malchut are indicated by this letter, and together give the letter “Yod,” and it is the tenth.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

Generation Gap, Part 3

laitman_559Question: On what grounds are friendship and connection between generations possible? Are there such things that do not depend on time and age?
Answer: Only the soul that is eternal does not depend on time. All the rest is temporary. Only the soul can be common between different generations because it is really one for all. And so for the soul, it does not matter what generation you are from: baby boomers, X, Y, Z, or A.
The soul will always be one for all future generations; it is higher than time and higher than life and death. In all generations, from the period of the dinosaurs and even the Big Bang, when we existed in the form of tiny particles of desire, until today and until the end of the correction, the soul will be common to all.
Therefore, there is no other common interest or another basis on which we will be working together, supporting each other, and needing one another, but only in the development of the soul.
Question: Does it mean that the soul is something unchangeable and eternal that unites all the generations together? But what is the soul and how does one develop it?
Answer: The soul is a special desire of a person to feel not within oneself but outside of oneself. Such a desire can be developed in you by working in a group using the method of Kabbalah, which allows you to rise above your own egoism. And then I will see the world not warped by my selfishness, how I perceive it usually inside me, but what it really is—outside of me.
I pass through a small group, as through a filter, leaving my egoism in it and I begin to see the world, not clouded by my selfishness. This is a completely different reality, which is called the spiritual world. Perception of the spiritual world is what my soul is.
To develop the soul means to develop in oneself the ability to exist above one’s egoism. Egoism is the desire to absorb everything within myself, which prevents me from feeling the world outside me.
Question: It turns out that the relationship between parents and children is divided into two areas. One is external and is simply a material security: to feed the children, to dress, and to provide everything necessary for their existence. But there is still an inner connection that transcends the material. Is there no gap between the generations in this internal area?
Answer: Inner connection is more objective, not tied to the person himself. Of course, there also are differences between us, depending on how much one is able to get out of his egoism, to rise above it, and begin to feel the higher reality.
Question: What allows us to connect in this area with the younger generation as opposed to the material realm?
Answer: There we all meet, outside the spiritual world, beyond the anti-egoistic filter. We leave on it all our petty egoistic whims that are related to the animal stage and to the stage of the man of this world. The animal stage is a desire for food, sex, family, and human desires are money, power, and knowledge. And all this we drop and remain with the desires of the soul.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/18/17

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