Pros And Cons Of Sports

laitman_737_01Question: Recently 500 athletes from 48 countries took part in the Wingate European Swimming Championship in Israel. Is it possible to unite the world through events of this kind?

Answer: These kind of sporting events have nothing to do with friendship or love. This competition is held on the basis of mutual hatred, hostility, rejection, and opposition. In sports, athletes must overcome pain, laziness, and all sorts of problems, especially today when athletic achievements are beyond human powers.

There is no connection to unity or friendship in this. There is a great contradiction between athletic sports and how it is today. Now sports have become venal, athletes use doping to win, etc.

A real sport makes a person healthier, helps him survive correctly in his physical envelope and solve the essential problem he was created for: the attainment of the goal of creation. It requires strength, a normal healthy nervous system, and mutual understanding. True sports  are directed only toward the rehabilitation of the body of everyone, “A healthy mind in a healthy True sport must be directed only toward improving everyone’s bodies, “a healthy mind in a healthy body!” And when you try to be better than others, this is no longer sports. Sports should be collective, not for someone or something, or against something, but for the sake of connection and unity. I am in favor of this kind of sports!
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 12/6/15

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