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Shaping The New Man

laitman_547_06Opinion (Ria News): “New strategies for taming the masses

“It should be understood that the question of the control of the masses has always worried the powerful who have tried a variety of systems to suppress the will and rights of the majority: slavery, feudal dependence, the Inquisition, genocide, political repression, and so on. However, these systems have proven to be ineffective, because ‘mobs’ continually rebelled against the ruling class and destroyed the existing order.

“But what is necessary for the 80% of the population who do not belong to the ruling class (1-2%) or its service staff (10-15%)? Rudely, it is food and the ability to reproduce. So, the tribal leaders, slaveholders, landowners, industrial magnates, and then the financial tycoons always have been able to control the food markets, and through it to manipulate the masses, but they could not subdue the conscience of each individual. That is why the elite could not prevent the revolutions against them.

“The 21st century has fundamentally changed the situation: technology was invented for the transformation of individuals into thoughtless and managed hominids — functionaries with limited and increasingly narrow competencies. …

“The main instruments of the formation of a managed mass man are the Internet and electronic gadgets that have replaced teachers, educators, and even parents for many young people. …

“People are divided and disoriented. They are the most individualized and are oriented to strictly metered portions of real and virtual goods. The mass of individuals are programmed for activities in parameters and ranges, that exclude the sovereign and sensible behavior. …

“In fact, today a large part of humanity voluntarily moves through the shaping of the Western elites electronic Gulag [forced labor camp system], which forms the standards of behavior and needs.

From mind control to modeling behavior

“Control over people’s consciousness by those who rule – is not just a guarantee against unplanned revolution. …

“The control of consciousness allows the world elite to gradually get rid of ‘excess’ humanity by changing the reproductive behavior of the masses. …

“The LGBT movement, gay marriage and the family, sexual ‘education’ (corruption) of children at an early age, and other technology promotion ‘new’ family, social and educational policy directed specifically so that the masses will lose the ability to reproduce. …

“In the meantime, the mass man is prescribed to be a member of any controlled totalitarian sect or sports club. It is important that he receives epinephrine [adrenaline], at soccer matches, mountain climbing, or in unconventional sexual practices.

“‘A civil servant is allowed to be engaged with the protection of flora and fauna and to volunteer with permitted ‘civil’ movements, but it is forbidden to work to change the unjust world order.”

My Comment: Kabbalah warns that only the implementation of the method of integral association can bring the society in every nation throughout the world into balance; otherwise, we can truly expect a war with the mass annihilation of humanity.
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Wars Repeat Themselves

laitman_293Comment: Seventy-five years ago, on the 22nd of June at 3:06 fascist armies crossed the Soviet border and the Great Patriotic War began.

Answer: I was born right after the war and I felt it throughout my childhood and my youth. As boys, we used to unearth traces of the war and often found helmets, machine guns, and other parts of military equipment. There were many such cases and this greatly upset us, but one generation follows another and people forget everything.

The generation after the war still remembers something, but then everything is erased in the third generation and the fourth generation doesn’t remember anything, is not afraid, and don’t know what war is.

Those who were born in the fourth generation after the war don’t watch war movies because they don’t feel that the war is related to them. This is not a subject that exists in their lives, their imagination, and their internal informational records.

Question: Aren’t they moved by war stories?

Answer: No, everything disappears and so wars repeat themselves.

The last world war was on the brink of nuclear war and eventually ended with a nuclear bombing. The next war may be many times more intense, but unfortunately people don’t learn anything and society allows fascist education. Mutual hatred overflows.

It is not the masses, but the governments who revive everything over and over again and incite nations against each other with the help of modern technology. What is happening is simply unbelievable.

The upper force pushes us to choose whether to follow the right and good way by which we will correct ourselves and ascend to its level, which is the goal of creation; or we may learn by other ways that we cannot live in peace on this Earth in its primitive everyday life like animals.

Question: Does this mean that corporeal well-being and a peaceful family life are unrealistic values?

Answer: We should understand that it isn’t possible to live for such values; it is worthwhile and is simply impossible. The only thing we can do is to ascend above ourselves.

If we don’t, we will once again face terrible afflictions like people burning as a result of nuclear bombs. If humanity has to undergo such sufferings, it will still understand afterward that there is no other way and that it has to ascend to the next level of its spiritual evolution.

Nature is developing according to four levels and the world has already undergone the evolutionary levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature. Today we have to ascend to the last level, the human level. We have to attain the fourth level of nature. If we manage to do so, we will ascend comfortably and easily, and if we don’t, we will face a path of sufferings.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the method of correction. Those who engage in it have a serious mission to bring it to the world. Let’s try to do it together!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/16

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If There Were No Kabbalists…

laitman_281_02Question: If Kabbalists did not draw the Light that Reforms, the whole world would not exist. So how did the world exist for millions of years before the first Kabbalist?

Answer: The world existed on the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature, and there was no need for Kabbalists on those levels. They are needed only when humanity has to consciously correct itself not on the animal level, but on the human level when a person makes an effort to correct himself and is not forced to do so by the “stick” of nature.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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The European Union Wants To Be “Rescued” From The Refugees

laitman_430Comment: Brussels continues to invent new ways to solve the refugee crisis. The European Union is ready to pay Africa 62 billion Euro for its citizens not to cross the borders of Africa.

Only half a year ago Europe offered 1.8 billion Euro to Africa, and they agreed. It’s only been half a year, and today they are talking about 62 billion Euro. The sum is rising at a dizzying speed.

Answer: Africa is beginning to recognize its power. This is similar to the situation in the past when nomadic hordes would besiege some city, undermining and shooting flaming arrows beyond the walls of the city. Even though the city would defend itself against them, they were still doomed.

Today Europe is doomed. Even if the Europeans built a wall like the Great Wall of China, it would not help, because if we check the facts from a historical point of view, the wall was not useful in the past. The wall was used to strengthen the spirit of the Chinese people, not as a defense against enemies.

So Europe will not rescue itself with money, but it has no other way out but to pay. Africa will take the money and continue to attack, and Europe will finish itself off by its own hands. Europe has become weakened in spirit, that period of history when it possessed great power has gone.

The Europeans are in a terrible internal state; on the one hand, they boast about themselves: “We are Europe!” But on the other hand, they feel a state of depression and inferiority. While they are boasting to each other about which of them is more European, the refugees are gradually conquering them. Today all over Europe a threatening spirit is hovering: “We are the conquerors!”

The one thing that Europe can do in the present situation is to use the true method of association according to the wisdom of Kabbalah and not the present European system. Only then will higher forces, the Upper Light, appear in Europe that will frighten the uninvited immigrants on the one hand, and will force them to change on the other. Only the Light can change everything!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/9/16

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Smartphones Instead Of Love

laitman_628_1Question: Smartphones are squeezing out everything else in a person’s life in the modern world. The University of Würzburg conducted a survey of 1,215 people and obtained some very interesting data.

37% of the respondents said that the smartphone means as much or more to them as friends. 29% value their smartphones as much as their parents. 21% believe that a smartphone is as important to them as a spouse or partner. 17% of the participants acknowledged that their smartphone is much closer to them than people.

Answer: It is obvious that a smartphone is necessary in daily life more than any other device. It protects us from too close contact with other people, and on the other hand, makes contact possible by compensating for the distance to another person.

It is very difficult for people to communicate directly because the ego keeps them apart from each other. So, with great pleasure, they communicate through the smartphone that contains all of the achievements of computer technology.

It will improve in the future and become so friendly to a person that it will replace every possible household device. A smartphone is also a television, radio, and even a device for telephone conversations. With its help, it will be possible to operate a washing machine or a microwave remotely, reserve lunch and dinner at a restaurant, buy tickets for various events, and so forth.

Question: This is understandable, but the questionnaire mentioned parents, friends, and husbands and wives.

Answer: All of these will exist only within the smartphone.

With it, it is possible to talk with parents, show them yourself and their grandchildren; everything is easy and good. This will lead to wider communication between people, and after that, it will be possible to fill it gradually with other, more meaningful content.

Question: Why do you emphasize the importance of physical encounters among students of Kabbalah? Why not make it possible to have smartphone circles?

Answer: First and foremost, the smartphone makes it possible to come in contact with each other from a distance.

This is to say, first, there is distancing between people, and after that, they will create contact remotely. The ego becomes relaxed because the person is distant from others.

Among the students of the wisdom of Kabbalah, it needn’t be that way. On the contrary, the student must be in close contact with others. This is work with the ego, so smartphones won’t help with this.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/13/16

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What Is A Person Responsible For?

laitman_219_01Question: How do bad thoughts influence life, and why is a person responsible for them if they are sent to him from the Creator?

Answer: A person is not responsible for anything, except one thing: realizing the opportunity that he has been given to become independent and to ascend to spirituality.

Only in this does he have freedom of choice. Everywhere else, he is completely subject to the forces from above that influence him. He carries out their instructions without understanding that he is a puppet on a string.

Question: Do the prayers of the parents influence the destiny of the child? Are children responsible for what their parents have done?

Answer: No one is responsible for anything. A person is not even responsible for what he did yesterday. All the more so, he is not responsible for the deeds of others. This is all irrelevant to a person. He must only turn to the Creator and discern things in relation to Him because he is completely managed by the Creator.

I do not hide these things so people will get a bit of the feeling that the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks sharply, directly, and openly.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16

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Spiritual Attainment And Creativity

Laitman_032_01Question: Does the ability and the desire to write, to listen to music, to enjoy nature, or have children remain when a person attains the upper world?

Answer: Of course, it all remains and even on a higher level than ordinary people. A person who attains the upper world feels different flavors, forms, and colors in great precision and his perception becomes increasingly sharper.

He can have a problem seeing or hearing, but he feels everything internally a million times more clearly than any other person.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16

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New Life #489 – Do The Stars Affect Our Fate?

New Life #489 – Do The Stars Affect Our Fate?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

 

Question: The issue of astrology and fate is very interesting, intriguing, and very unclear. Do the stars affect our fate? Is it possible to foresee our fate? How can we use this information?

After all, the hardest thing about our life is that it is unpredictable. We go through life having no idea what will happen to us in the future and what surprises fate has in store for us.

A person cannot control his life. This is the reason that so many people are interested in astrology, which can seemingly predict a person’s character and his fate according to the different signs.

Astrology was very popular in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, the Far East, India, China, and also among the American Indians. Even today many believe that there is a connection between the stars and a person’s state. Is there really such a connection?

Answer: The universe develops gradually, step by step, and man is the last phase of this evolutionary process and is the most developed part. But it is actually because man is the most developed creature and has a mind and feelings by which he can explore nature more and more, that he feels that he is vulnerable.

It says “a day-old calf is called an ox.” After all the moment the calf is born he already has the mind and senses of a grown ox. He knows which plants he can eat and which he shouldn’t; he will not fall from a high place, unlike a small child who has to be nurtured and taught for a long time until he grows wise.

If we don’t teach a child, he will grow up to be an animal. But if we convey to him all of the human life experience that has been accumulated for many years he will reach the human level, the level that he will be allowed to develop to. A person develops and according to the level he develops to he discovers the world.

Therefore man is a very sensitive creature, since he has to feel nature very deeply. He is strong in being able to build different systems that help him cope with nature. Man has learned to control fire, discovered electricity, learned to heat his home and light up the darkness of the night. He has learned to communicate over great distances and has invented the Internet.

Man has become increasingly more sophisticated and has added all the comfort he lacked to nature. At the same time he hasn’t changed much. There are probably very clear limits to human ability.

We can improve our daily life in many ways, but we cannot answer the most important question of: what will my fate be? What will my future be? What will happen when I die? What was there before I was born and what will happen to me after I die? What happens beyond the boundaries of this life? Why have I met the people who surround me in my lifetime? Why was I born with a certain personality, as a man or as a woman, in a certain country, at a certain time?

All these questions remain a mystery for us. There is a certain force that controls us and we cannot influence it. We can only try to live comfortably at the place our fate has brought us to: to build houses instead of caves, to prepare food and to store food products.

We develop what belongs to the body’s corporeal existence, which means that we use the human mind and feelings that raise us above the animals for the sake of the animate level, for the sake of the body. It is only for the sake of the body that we have developed all the sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, and zoology, so that our body can enjoy.

But we cannot use our mind and our feelings in order to exit our body. It turns out that we use everything that was given to us beyond the animate level—our high intelligence, the ability to explore nature and to discover its laws—only for the well being of our corporeal body.

We wanted to move fast, so we built a car; we wanted to speak to someone who is far away, so we invented the radio and the Internet. But all these inventions are for the comfort of our body, for the sake of our health, for ourselves or for our children.

There is no invention that our developed mind has come up with that was for the level that is beyond the animate level. Universities, stock markets, museums are all made to provide our body with maximum comfort. It is sad to see how primitively we use our delicate feelings, our sharp minds, and our ability to develop as we evolved from one generation to the next.

We fly to outer space and have great achievements in medicine. A hundred years ago the average life expectancy was no more that 40-50, and today we are nearing 100. In another 50 years we may live to 200. We have the ability to make our life in this world much more intense, healthier, and to extend the life of the body. But what remains unclear is what we should do with the body for so many years.

We can improve the conditions the body lives in for the sake of our families and our children. We can answer practically any question except for the one most important question about our fate. The term “fate” includes what we were before our birth, what we will be after death, what will happen to us in the middle, in the time from birth until death, and what hardships we will have to cope with during this time.

On the one hand, we realize that everything is predetermined, but to us it is revealed as complete chance. Now it seems a coincidence, but what if I could rise a bit and look at the whole plan from above. This is very intriguing.
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From KabTV’s “ New Life #489 – Do The Stars Affect Our Fate?” 1/1/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.03.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 45

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 89 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom,” “A Path of Torah, and A Path of Pain”

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