Audio Version Of The Blog – 01.31.16

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Hawking’s Error

laitman_600_02Comment: Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has been warning that progress is liable to lead the human species to its end. He suggests establishing colonies in space where people could live.

Answer: Scientists today realize they have reached an impasse. They have no solutions to offer for the problems that humanity is facing, and they are continuing to develop technology that will take us off the Earth, to the stars, into the depths of nature, and nothing more.

In the past, we thought science would redeem us from all problems and that the development of technology, culture, education, and information would make it possible for humanity to be elevated above everything, but we are beginning to understand that this is not what will bring us happiness.

Today science is beginning to show us that everything depends on the man, on our development, not on our intellectual development because we use our intellect egoistically, for our personal benefit, for the enslavement of others, and are annihilating our own achievements. Fifty years ago we couldn’t imagine that we would reach this situation.

In the 60s of the 20th century, space flight began; the American dream appeared—everyone would have a house, a car, work, social benefits, etc. What is happening today? The middle class is being destroyed; in fact, it no longer exists; students in families with average incomes are forced to work part-time to pay for their education.

The ego has developed such that one percent of the world population holds and controls most of the wealth while the remaining 99 percent, the lower classes, are left without the ability to develop, existing only on the crumbs necessary for survival while serving the needs of the upper percentile.

Question: In your opinion, will scientists succeed in breaking through to a new way of thinking in the future?

Answer: The future doesn’t depend on the scientists but on a change in a person’s psychological perception of the person. Today humanity doesn’t have the power to implement this change because the world is managed only according to egoistic inclinations.

This is evident on all the levels of development in nature: the animate, the vegetative, and even the inanimate, and all the more so the human who is helped by science and technology to egoistically manage all of them only for his own benefit.

Question: The eternal question arises: What can be done?

Answer: This is not an eternal question. It stands before us only today because it is rises from the depths of despair of a tired, disappointed humanity that lacks the ability to do anything. And the answer is in Kabbalah, and we are obliged to bring it to every person. This is our task.

Help us in this! I am sure that we will succeed in this.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/20/16

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New Life #671 – Where To?

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New Life #671 – Where To?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Where is nature pushing us to through the climate problems and terrorism that is spreading throughout the world? How do we behave as a society as if we are united under a common goal and how can you use the ego for the good of connection and not against others?

Celebration of the beginning of the civil New Year has begun to take on a ritual nature: fir trees, fireworks, and so forth. Marking the beginning of the year is considered in the eyes of people as an event of great importance, even though this really is not talking about any scenario of a new beginning on the face of the Earth.

Rather, there is a continuing process in which humanity is advancing toward new situations. Changes in climate are placing our planet in a very dangerous situation. The causes of climate change are more internal that we think. We don’t understand the reasons for what is happening: increasing terrorism and the various factors that cultivate and encourage worrisome phenomena like the Daesh organization; advances in technology the ejects unemployed and unclear what their fate will be. There is a feeling that the Earth doesn’t require that many people to continue to exist, which may lead to a world war.

After having experienced socialism and capitalism, humanity is beginning to understand that integration between these approaches is required. Competition is required in the labor market, in trade, and in industry while equality is required in the system of relationships between us in the family and in society in general. We can attain this only with the help of a unique general social education, and the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how to do it.

My hope for the New Year is that humanity will understand that we are compelled to correct our human nature. Materially, we don’t lack anything thanks to developments in technology. The problem is only in our relationships through which we cause symptoms like Daesh and allow them to exist. Today, we are not prepared to unite and react correctly to phenomena like these.

Therefore, as stated, general social education is the solution that will help us understand the world that we are facing.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #671 – Where To?,” 1/12/16

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New Life #670 – The Social Mind

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New Life #670 – The Social Mind
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe 

Summary

A man’s way of thinking is very personal and individualistic so a person acts in his own interest at the expense of others.

This is very clear when we look at babies. A baby doesn’t think about anything but himself, and until the age of three cannot feel the other, and if he grows in a family that is too indulgent, he continues to relate to the world this way even when he grows up.

A person is not born with a built-in inclination for empathy but actually the opposite. He is a total egoist who learns to calculate things, but there are mirror neurons in our body just like animals have.

We are all part of one system and are tightly connected by infinite lines of internal communication: thoughts, desires, and impressions. It is all one general network, like a bag of croutons in a bowl of soup. We have an innate ability to feel the other, but it is egoistic so that we can be careful of what can harm us. It is only through the special method of integral education, based on the wisdom of Kabbalah, that we can learn to use the connection between us in a non-egoistic manner.

The goal of our development is to build the right mutual connections between us until we feel as “one man in one heart” and are in perfect reciprocity, in mutual complementation. And then no one will need to care for himself because everyone will care for him and he will care for them.

When a person becomes free of self-concern, he feels like a baby in his mother’s arms and is free to care for others. On the way to this wholeness, he undergoes a state called the recognition of evil in which he feels that it is impossible to continue the bad relationships between people today.

At the peak of our evolution, in the corrected state, we will be able to feel everyone simultaneously. Our neurons will connect and become one brain. This will happen only if we use the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah that teaches us to properly connect to and love others.

Then we will be like school of fish or a flock of birds moving as one body and will feel the upper force in our common brain that navigates us to increasingly greater connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #670 -The Social Mind,” 1/11/16

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 122

laitman_610_2Question: After a person crosses the Machsom (barrier), does one remember everything that happened in his or her life? If the answer is yes, does one then understand the reasons for everything that happened to him?

Answer: After crossing the Machsom, a person sees everything.

Question: In my youth I experienced clinical death. I felt such love that I had never felt before, so why did God return me to this world?

Answer: The correction is to achieve clear and complete attainment of the Creator, and not just pleasant feelings.
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2016 – What Will Happen In Europe?

Laitman_419Question: Will Europe be able to cope with the influx of immigrants? How will it be able to do this?

Answer: No, for Europe, there is no chance of uniting, even when faced by the threat of annihilation. They don’t have a common goal or a common system of universal education. To bring Europe to unification, it is necessary to educate the population. And they have only engaged in unifying the banks. What sense is there in that?

Question: Does this mean that economic union is not enough for them?

Answer: This is not union, but a hidden where America seems to stand on the sidelines while Germany puts pressure on everyone and harvests the yield.

The European nations were placed in such a framework without the option of refusing entry into the European Union. If Greece had not joined the union, they would have been trampled economically. That is, it was not a voluntary connection, not for a common goal.

I used to live in the Baltic region and I am very familiar with that area. They are in shock and disbelief over what Europe did to them after they entered the Common Market. They were forbidden to produce dairy products and had to slaughter their cows. Can you imagine what this prohibition meant for the Baltic region? They don’t have anything to sell and nothing  to make a living from.

They same was done to Portugal through banning fishing and to Greece in regulating olive growing. That is, the EU does what is convenient for the top, destroying the traditional industries of many European nations.

Question: But wasn’t there some kind of cultural exchange between them?

Answer: There is no cultural exchange. There is no common language training, etc. This is not union, but coercion. Therefore, in the absence of joint action, the Union decays.

Question: Does this mean that, in 2016, the black and white flag of Islam will rise over Europe even higher than in the year 2015?

Answer: This is without a doubt. The ideology of Islam will continue to seep into there, and millions of Europeans will accept Islam.

Question: But there are more powerful nations, like the UK, for example.

Answer: The British and the Poles will cope with this. But it is unlikely that the rest of the peoples will,  including the Russians.

Question: But Putin has not ruled out using nuclear weapons against ISIS.

Answer: There is no concrete power against ISIS because it is an ideology. It is not a physical force or an army so it is impossible to defeat it just like that.

Question: How will these changes influence the attitude of Europe toward the Jews living there and to Israel?

Answer: It will be for the worse. The fact is that all the problems that appear in the world are still interpreted by all mankind as ostensibly emanating from the Jews. And indeed it is.

Question: So, what will happen to Israel? Could a refugee situation similar to what is happening in Europe occur here?

Answer: This really depends on the Jews living here, on the union between them and how much they can overcome the economic, political, physical, and military barriers on the way to this.

Question: We have fences with a height of four meters.

Answer: Everything depends only on the union of the people. This is the true barrier. If there is no union, fences will not help.
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From the Webinar on zahav.ru 1/13/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.31.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention”

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The Book of Zohar – Selected Excerpts, “Two Points,” Item 120

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World,” “Pain vs. Pleasure in Self-Reception” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Gatehouse of Intentions,” Item 81 

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 01.30.16

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Man And Woman, Unity Of Opposites

laitman_571_01Question: The term “created being” is genderless (neither male nor female), but is the created being a man or a woman?

Answer: In fact, the created being is a female because the Creator created a desire. The force, the Light, that created this desire is male.

The Creator is the masculine part and the created being—its feminine part. One part cannot operate without the other. As a result, there are male and female. After all, it is impossible for the Light to be without a vessel and for the vessel to be without the Light, or a plus without minus and minus without the plus. Therefore, everything is based on the union of opposites that is the subject of creation.

The created being initially consists of a male part, which then created the female part, which means that the Light created the desire and then the desire changes itself to resemble the Light. The essence of a man and a woman in our world is to attain their spiritual root and to reside there in the connection between them according to spiritual laws. Then they attain a perfect and eternal state of spiritual flight. This is their purpose in this world.

Question: What is the fundamental difference between them?

Answer: The difference between them is absolute. In our world, we don’t feel how opposite they are from one another. In fact there is nothing more opposite and contrasting than a man and a woman in their spiritual root.

It is actually thanks to the difference over which they must connect into one whole. There is nothing in each of them that the other doesn’t complement since spiritually they can only exist in mutual complement.

I am speaking from the perspective of nature, from a Kabbalistic perspective. I’m not interested in feminist views. This isn’t about psychology or philosophy or some respectable or indecent ideas or views. This is totally irrelevant and has nothing to do with the framework we operate in.

I recognize the wisdom of Kabbalah, which tells us about the created being; how it was created, how it developed, how he was divided into two opposite parts, and how the two parts that stem from one root first draw away from one another and then reconnect and complement one another. This are the male and female parts.

We can attribute very little of what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us to a man and woman in our world because we are very far from resembling the spiritual attributes and objects. This means that we are neither men nor women in the spiritual sense, but something in the middle, ambiguous and unfinished. We have to go through the whole evolutionary process, then we will realize how we can complement one another and become a single perfect whole. This means to become similar to the Creator.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/6/15

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New Life #675 – Science And The Investigation Of Life

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New Life #675 – Science and the Investigation of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Science developed thanks to the human desire to improve our lives and its ability to discover knowledge, but the ego, our desire, was not big enough for that yet. Knowledge of the higher power, the operating system of our world, would order our emotions and intellect for us.

We find all kinds of phenomena and laws in nature, but we have not become aware of the force that controls us; the higher knowledge opens only when we are ready for it. Today even Aristotle would not comprehend what the children of our day already understand; there is something in life they need to know and achieve.

To reach new knowledge, we have to become a new people, open to the world, to see it integrally and stop seeing everything from a narrow point of view, individually, only for our own benefit. The essential change is to see the world as a single general system and this depends on the development of general love for all. This is not talking about as we know it, in which I enjoy something and so I love it; that is egoistic love, but  this love is feeling that everyone and me together feel eternity, wholeness, and a divine radiance. There is no better feeling than that.

The reason for living and why everything exists is revealed to a person; therefore he moves into living in a new, whole and eternal reality. The great secret of life is that there truly is an entry into another life, and the present life is only a preparation for approaching it.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #675 – Science And The Investigation Of Life,” 1/19/16

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