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My Thoughts On Twitter, 2/15/17

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How Can Tweet His Way Towards American Stability

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Solving other people’s problems at your own expense is a mistake. To help means to train and equip #nations without changing their ways.

The brainwashing of our egocentric society gave birth to masses of people who consider themselves infallible. (An observer).

How Trump Can Tweet His Way Toward American Stability

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Do Not Imagine That You Are Superhuman!

Question: From the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, how should a person relate to the rapid growth of genetic technological systems?

This can significantly change the life of humanity: artificial intelligence, neural networks, artificial bodies as an attempt to lengthen life, the general project of cyborgization, decoding and modification of the human genome, and the immense streams of information that overwhelm our consciousness.

Can the development of a manmade system be a danger to spiritual development and are some researchers infringing on the role of the Creator?

Answer: We are inside a small, closed, egoistic desire and there is no reason to imagine ourselves as superhuman.
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What Have We Gained By Scientific And Technological Progress?

laitman_273_02Question: I saw a survey on the Internet asserting that the eight most popular websites are pornography sites; Facebook was ranked ninth, and another social network site Classmates.com tenth. So what have we gained through scientific and technological progress? Only decadence and degradation.

Answer: What can we expect if we say that we should continue to study and develop science and don’t educate people? What will science give us? Only the opportunity to invent even more terrible weapons because man’s egoistic nature doesn’t change and everything he invents only causes harm to others.

The only thing we need is to educate the generation and bring people closer to each other. That’s all!

Otherwise we will ruin everything. If we don’t begin to restrain our egoistic nature, a third world war will be inevitable. This is quite obvious.

We can see on the media and actually everywhere that people only want to manage and control each other because it is our nature.
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From a Webinar “The Year in Review” 12/26/16

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Why Do We Need Negative Emotions?

laitman_253Question: What is the need for emotions like rage, anger, fear, etc.?

Answer: That all will be attributed to the Creator only, the sole source of our positive and negative emotions.

Question: What is the connection between attracting the Light and attributing everything to the Creator, are these two different actions?

Answer: No its the same thing. The wisdom of Kabbalah was given to humanity to correct itself, its fate, and to attain the level of the Creator. This can be done only through independent actions. So to the degree that a person makes an effort to change himself, his efforts become empty spaces that are filled with Light.

A person must attribute everything that he experiences to the higher source. Everything comes from there. All suffering, feelings, confusion, fear, anxiety, jealousy, and the other “negative” emotions are sent to you by the Creator only so that you will transcend them, attribute them to the Creator, and demand to be changed from Him.

If a person carries out such actions, he begins to feel the positive force that intentionally stimulates negative emotions in him so that he will transcend them. This is called going above reason.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16

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Midrash Raba And The Torah

Laitman_137Question: There are many quotes from the Midrash Raba in the book The Secrets of the Eternal Book. What is this book?

Answer: The Midrash Raba was written before the people of Israel received the Torah and it describes the events that are mentioned in the Torah. Because the Torah tells us about the time of the correction after the exodus from Egypt, the question is how those who have not entered Egypt yet could have known about it. The answer is that they knew and studied it, but they could not yet process those actions internally.

Question: The Midrash Raba describes how the force called Abraham was born, and it is not mentioned anywhere in the Torah.

Answer: The Torah speaks about the actions we undergo. Everything else is secondary, felt beyond the actions that are projected on us, implicit in the sounds and in the letters they are written in. The text of the Torah includes everything, not openly, but as the subtle internal meaning of the text.

There is, in fact, no thought or action in human history, from the worst to the best, which is not included in the Torah. Everything in the Torah must be fulfilled at least once in our world.

Question: Does this mean that you don’t negate the historical fact that Abraham actually existed?

Answer: No, but by studying the Torah, we begin to understand what this condition is, when Abraham was born in our world, and suddenly a man appears. Who are we? Are we actually living here, or is it some sort of modulation of forces that depicts such figures? Why do we need that if we can translate everything in communication on a different level in the form of force fields or information?

The Torah is a manual for people who receive the right and the left lines, which means the forces that help them form the soul and act clearly in trying to resemble the Creator. In that case, they receive it openly.

Therefore, in the corporeal world, Moses was born, who taught people, divided them into groups of tens, hundreds, and thousands. He had students who assisted him, and they had more, and so on. The entire group that came of out of Babylon began to form itself according to the spiritual level, which was later called the nation of Israel.

All of the intentions of this group were not simply aimed at the Creator. They were aimed at resembling and being equivalent to Him. In other words, all of a person’s actions and desires in every situation in life are aimed only at getting closer to the Creator, to being more loving and bestowing.

At the same time, a person rises above all of the problems, fears, worries, and failures, above everything the Creator brings along the way on purpose in order to shape him, because the spiritual shaping is fulfilled only from the oppositeness, from the corporeal and the negative.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16

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New Life #322 – The Desire To Succeed

New Life #322 – The Desire To Succeed
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Why does a person aspire to succeed, how does this affect our values, is it possible to succeed alone, and is there success that is eternal?

Our foundation is the desire to enjoy. There are six kinds of desires: food, sex, family, wealth, honor, and knowledge.

We are in constant competition with our surroundings. Each success is relative. There are special people who designate a very limited goal for themselves in the fields of science or the arts. But most people move with the majority with the popular goals such as wealth, control, and honor.

The big question is what it is it to really succeed in life?

Our problem today is that we don’t build a person. Young people go out in life without understanding what success really is. And so we uselessly spend our lives running after imaginary goals that were sold to us.

“For each person who passes away there still remains half of his desires unfulfilled.” There is a constant pursuit after success that always slips away from you.

The younger generation knows in advance that it isn’t worthwhile to work hard. They are narcissists; they want everything here and now.

There is a difference between the desire to enjoy and the desire to succeed. Success is when someone builds himself up through his own efforts. To this end, a person needs to set goals and work very hard to achieve them, and then it is considered success.

The investment builds the person. People who have set different goals in life turn out different from each other. So sometimes it is impossible to explain your feelings concerning your own success to someone else.

Currently, scientific success is attained more through teamwork, through the cooperation of a team of researchers.
We are gradually approaching the desire to succeed as a group. And when you see one star, behind the discovery there stands a great team.

The philosophical question, looking at life overall, what is considered success in knowledge?

What kind of success doesn’t dissipate and in retrospect won’t disappointment me for investing my life for it? We run away from the big questions concerning the meaning of life because we don’t have answers. So why suffer?

Through the generations, only a few succeeded in cracking the secret of life. Today these questions bother the masses.

Is it possible to reach eternal success? Or is it all just “eat and drink since tomorrow we die”?

We should find out a noble goal because if we succeed in attaining it, we will never be sorry.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #322 –The Desire to Succeed,” 3/20/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.15.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 3, Article 875

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Writings of Rabash, Vol. 1, “What to Look for in the Assembly of Friends”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 17

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