New Life #646 – The Jewish-Israeli Ideology
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
There are two paths of development: the path of setting goals or just rolling along and flowing through life. That is how we proceeded until ancient Babylon when Abraham gathered people around him who later became the people of Israel.
They were connected by the ideology of “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), connected above all the differences of opinion. This ideology comes to us from nature; all of its parts are connected harmoniously, like a single body. Where does the power to unite come from? After all, this is against our nature. It is from the force that unites all the parts of nature.
This is the ideology of the people of Israel, and in fact it is the only ideology that can be considered an ideology at all. We must develop ourselves to the kind of unity toward which nature is advancing us, whether we want it or not.
Islam has an earthly ideology, which is to bring everyone under their control. But we have a spiritual ideology. Both Christianity and Islam stem from a single source, Abraham. But neither of them change a person. Only we have the method for changing a person from an egoist to an altruist. But as of today we are not doing this. Since the destruction of the Temple there has been unfounded hatred between us and a small Light is holding onto us until we return to ourselves.
All of the power that Islam has today is only because we haven’t activated our ideology. Islam and Christianity exist only because of our weakness. If we were to become strengthened with brotherly love, everything would be okay. As of today, only connection between us can save Israel. Kabbalah teaches how to bring love into our hearts. Christianity and Islam also speak about love for others because they drew this from us. But they don’t have a method for achieving this.
The only method that can correct the evil in a person is the wisdom of Kabbalah. It teaches us about how all of reality is constructed. The connection between us will have an influence through our common root, Abraham, as well as on our cousins, and they will calm down.
From KabTV’s “New Life #646 – The Jewish-Israeli Ideology,” 11/8/15
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