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Village Buys Off Refugees

laitman_766_1In the News (Daily Mail): “One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers – and has instead voted to pay a fine of £200,000.

“Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants.

“The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.

“Some of Oberwil-Lieli’s wealthiest residents even offered to personally foot part of the fine being imposed by the Swiss authorities for refusing to house refugees.

“‘We do not want them here it is as simple as that,’ one resident of the village told MailOnline.

“‘We have worked hard all our lives and have a lovely village that we do not want it spoiled. We are not suited to take in refugees. They would not fit in here.’

“Surrounded by lush green pastures and with stunning views of the snow-capped Alps in the distance, the twin villages of Oberwil and Lieli would not look out of place on the front of a box of chocolates. …

“The roads are spotlessly clean, gardens are immaculately kept and despite its proximity to the country’s major city Zurich of 10 miles there is little traffic.

“Add a zero crime rate and it is not hard to see why homes in the villages cost upwards of £1million with many others worth three times as much.

“It is this idyll that villagers, a mixture of retirees and young families, voted to keep fearing an influx of migrants would change their way of life.”

My Comment: If we wanted to live in a normal, serene, beautiful, and quiet city where most of the population are wealthy Christians and Catholics, and suddenly poor Muslims join us with a different culture, language, religion, and mentality, naturally we wouldn’t want to accept them.

If the overwhelming majority of the local residents don’t want the refugees, the government has no right to force them. It cannot go against the people. Otherwise, why does it exist?

Question: How can Europe control the avalanche of refugees?

Answer: Only by introducing a rigid integral education that speaks about the unification of all people into one supra-national, supra-religious whole, above all differences between people, according to the general rule, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).

Question: Is it possible to introduce this strictly?

Answer: If people want to live together, what else can be suggested to them? It only can be like this.

Question: One way or another, we see that everything is happening under an unseen management. What is the idea of a higher power that is directing the refugees toward Europe?

Answer: In this way, the Creator is pushing us toward correction so that we would understand that this is not the way.
In any case, we will have to begin to learn and engage in integral education.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/1/16

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What Is Eternal?

laitman_276_02Question: Why should we yearn for the goal of creation? Maybe it is better to live and think that we have achieved something in life.

Answer: That is self-deception! We cannot ignore the fact that we were given a desire to understand the management of the world, its structure, our fate, the meaning of life, and the goal of creation.

These questions belong to the human level in us, and we cannot underestimate them since otherwise we become depressed like most people in the world. Although this depression has not brought them to the revelation of the wisdom of Kabbalah, it already has brought us. Therefore, we must help them overcome depression and drug abuse.

Question: During the last moments of their lives people usually think, “I have done something in this life! I have left something behind!”

Answer: And I say differently: this world and our minor, meaningless civilization is finite. No matter what you do in this world, everything disappears and nothing remains. The only thing that is recorded is what you did to bring people together into one unique system in which the Creator eventually will be revealed.

Only the attributes and the actions remain. They are kept in the system and are therefore eternal. What is more, they are recorded on your account. Nothing else remains or continues in the future.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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About Desires And Aspirations

laitman_610_2Question: Why do we also yearn for something better?

Answer: If there is no desire, there is no yearning.

Question: Can we ask for a deficiency?

Answer: If there is a deficiency, the deficiency itself asks.

Question: What should a person do with a desire that cannot be filled? If all the thoughts and actions are managed and controlled by this desire and a person has no need for the Upper Light, what is important for him is only to fill his desire, what can he do?

Answer: You can overcome this desire by a greater desire, which you can receive from other people by envying them.
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The Problem Of The Growing World Population

laitman_423_03Question: Great demographic changes are expected in the near future. Life expectancy is rising and the number of elderly people is growing, while the number of young people is declining.

For 51 years, from 1960 to 2011, the world population grew from three billion people to seven billion. The European population is expected to decrease by 10%, while the population in Africa and Asia is expected to grow by 30%. From 2010 until 2030, there will be a demand for 734 million new jobs and society’s greatest enemy will be aging.

The fact that people today can live to the age of 85 to 90 is a big problem for all of humanity.

Answer: Of course, and why do we need to live for so many years?

Question: A person has a desire to live.

Answer: Suppose we could add some magic potion to our drinking water and prolong people’s life by 50 years. What then?

I believe that a person was not born to work and produce more, sell more, buy more, pollute the earth more, and so on.

A person must dedicate his life to studying and exploring the structure of humanity and to correcting the connection between people since through that he attains an upper energy, the upper goal.

If a person comes to this state, through correcting himself and the world, he saturates the world with goodness, with the upper energy, and then life is worth living.

Therefore, all of the billions of people who come along and the billions who will live 50 years longer must become part of a new integral education system so that they will be taught to be human beings who will bring affluence, freedom, and “oxygen” into our society.

Thus, the problem of unemployment will be solved, the problem of “extra mouths to feed” and all of our problems will be solved without exception.

Everything depends only on the degree to which we are harmonious with nature, a harmony that can exist only when we ascend above our ego. If we do that, everyone will feel good, and if we don’t, then no matter how many people there are, things  will only get worse.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/29/16

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Two Reasons For The Scattering Of The Jews Throughout The World

laitman_747_01Question: Why were the Jews scattered all over the world?

Answer: This happened for two reasons. First, as egoists who brought the people to destruction at the time of the first Beit HaMikdash (Temple) and then at the time of the second Beit HaMikdash, they couldn’t get along and live with each other so naturally they became distant from each other and were scattered throughout the world.

Second, as it is said in the Torah, i.e., in the wisdom of Kabbalah, they were scattered throughout the world to transmit “sparks” of attraction toward a higher state to all the peoples of the world.
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From the Webinar 5/8/16

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Crisis In Ancient Babylon And Today

Laitman_115_06Question: What is the difference between the crisis of humanity in the time of Abraham and the crisis today? Why didn’t they use his method of unity, but instead religions appeared? Why only now humanity needs it again? Or is it just because of the differences in the development of egoistic desire?

Answer: In the time of Abraham, the crisis happened only in order to distinguish the group of Kabbalists, its construction, its breakdown, and its scattering among all of the peoples of the world.

Today the crisis has led humanity to the group of Abraham in order to use his method that is already written, organized, arranged, and ready for use by everyone on all levels from the most passive to the most active.
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The Divine Power Will Unite The World

laitman_202_0In the News (Jewish World): “It has been 115 years since the death of one of the brightest and multifaceted (Solovyov was not only a philosopher but also a poet, literary critic, publicist, public figure) individuals of the nineteenth century, but some of his thoughts and philosophies are relevant and, at times today, seem to me, a message from the future.In the notes I want to talk briefly about the three postulates of Vladimir Sergeyevich,…

The goal of the Creator is a universal union of mankind,

The world develops according to laws of goodness, mercy, and justice.

Earthlings expect a future without anti-Semitism, which is one of the worst and most vile diseases of mankind …

“…universal association will be realized through the world soul…This soul is in every human being and it is the link, both between nations and religions, as well as between individuals. It is the world-soul, its volitional impulse, its divine power, that will ultimately unite the world. …

The Jews, according to Solovyov, God’s chosen people. .. Solovyov’s third important postulate follows from the previous one: if the good will conquer evil, in the future there is no place for hatred between nations, and therefore, for anti-Semitism.

My Comment: The laws that were set down at the foundation of the world are sometimes revealed to people through a “sensitive soul” even without preliminary study of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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New Life #579 – Admiration And Worship

New Life #579 – Admiration And Worship
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

We feel something around us only to the extent that it is important for us. Our egoism has grown as we developed, but it lacks education. We have become more primitive than our forefathers.

If someone in class or at school is admired, your children will admire him or her too. The public can be manipulated by the media in any direction one wants. We are social creatures and so the environment can greatly affect who we admire even to the extent of worship. When people admire a football team, for example, they must hate its rival team.

To see the effect of the environment: stand in a rock concert among thousands of people and see how it affects you. Why is a person willing to do things that may seem irrational when he worships someone? There are, for example, people who commit suicide when someone they admire dies because they feel that they are eternally connected to him. In fact, we all yearn to connect to something big, whole, and eternal. We simply need to learn what it is.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #579 – Admiration And Worship,” 5/31/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.20.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 26

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 62

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom”

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