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The Ideal Principle Of The Society Of The Future

Laitman_503.02Question: Baal HaSulam puts the principle “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” as the cornerstone of the last generation. Why?

Answer: Concerning our egoism, this is the most ideal principle. Since you have essential physiological needs, you must fill them because your body belongs not to the human, but to the animal level, and it must be given what it wants.

An animal is ruled by instinct; it will not eat more than it needs, it will not sleep 20 hours a day, and so on. And in us, everything is built on human egoism, and therefore, we are not limited in our desires. We want the entire world. What for? In fact, you ruin yourself in this way. It does not matter, I want it!

This is a problem. Therefore society should help a person find the middle line.

Comment: That is, he is laid out completely according to his abilities. And his talents are given to him only for this.

Answer: All that we received from nature, that is, from the Creator, we received only in order to properly behave with respect to the same Creator, to make optimal use of everything that comes from Him to us both at the animal level and at the spiritual (human) level.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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“Blessed Will Be Your Basket”

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 28:04: Blessed will be the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your soil, the fruit of your livestock, the offspring of your cattle, and the flocks of your sheep.

If from the point of view of the human level you are in aspiration to the Creator, then all the lower levels: animate, vegetative, and inanimate will also aspire to the same equivalence. Therefore, there will always be a blessing on these levels.

Torah, Deuteronomy 28:05 – 28:06: Blessed will be your basket and your kneading bowl. You shall be blessed when you come, and you shall be blessed when you depart.

This is about entering the spiritual degree and exiting from it.

Our life is a clear consequence of the way we build from ourselves equivalence to the spiritual world, to our spiritual roots.

The Torah does not speak about any objects and phenomena of our world, not about goats, sheep, people, houses, cities, and everything else, although it seems like it speaks about this. These are all spiritual qualities of a person who aspires to the upper world; they all are within him. The Torah explains how these qualities of a person receive a blessing.

Comment: It is amazing that even the exit from the spiritual degree, the fall from it, is also blessed.

Answer: This is the way out for the future ascent. It is written: “The Torah will come from Zion.” It is from these exits that the next degree appears—you attract more Light on yourself, and you must bless for both good and bad.

It is written: “Blessed will be your basket.” Your basket and your kneading bowl are the Kelim (vessels) that you fill with the upper Light on this degree, and you do it for the sake of bestowal.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/5/16

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Method For Life Of A New Society

laitman_555Question: How can we who study Kabbalah get on the same wavelength with Baal HaSulam and hear what he says about the society of the future?

Answer: We should imagine the laws and rules of the society of the future. This is absolute bestowal and love, mutual interaction and help, when a person thinks only about others and sees himself only in this.

Spirituality begins from the fact that I make Tzimtzum (restriction) on myself. This is the restriction of all the thoughts about myself. It means that my desires of a person in the material world for food, sex, and family I must fulfill for my own sake as much as necessary, and the desires for wealth, fame, and knowledge I must use for the benefit of the society.

There are things that shouldn’t be discussed because we are created this way. Someone wants to eat two servings of dinner because his body requires it, and for others something very simple is enough. Someone needs to sleep for ten hours in order to be healthy, and for someone else two hours of sleep is enough in order to be ready to function. In this we can’t treat people like machines.

Even with respect to wealth, fame, and knowledge there are certain qualities of a person that need to be taken into account and satisfied. But this already depends on the level of correction of a person and society.

In principle, the society of the future is built on the need for care and concern only about how much the system of our relationships will be perfect, eternal, infinite, and constantly developing and complementing. How much will I always think about how to strengthen the connection between people: from me to other people and between them.

This is the methodology for the life of the new society: to create as much as possible such a network of mutual connections between us in which all our former egoism will be realized, gradually becoming corrected to altruism.

This is not about the very last stage of correction yet, when the work will be completed and our entire world will rise to the different level. Now we are in the process of our correction, in the process of creating absolutely good connections between us.

We must constantly analyze our abilities in order to act according to these connections, so that people feel themselves covered by common care, a common attitude toward themselves and toward all the levels of the surrounding nature: inanimate, vegetative, and animate. As a mother cares about her child, so each of us must have the same attitude toward nature and society.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/22/17

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New Life #862 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah: Atheism

New Life #862 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah: Atheism
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What does an atheist believe in? Why is lack of faith influenced by environmental circumstances? Does atheism provide evidence of independence of thought?

Nobody can scientifically prove if there is a higher power or not; therefore “There is no higher power” is also a kind of faith.
From KabTV’s “New Life #862 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah: Atheism,” 6/6/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 8/2/17

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#Time is subjective. We observe causes and consequences of what happens in us. Their sequence is what gives the sensation of time.

What we see isn’t real, but a projection of our qualities onto a white light. We see our own qualities. Change them to change the #world!

Kabbalah: We need not build the Third Temple, but merely to reveal it in the harmonious #connection between us.

#Kabbalah All attained and unattained is within us. Outside is only white light—a quality of bestowal that we attain by changing ourselves

From Twitter, 8/2/17

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The Book Of Zohar—The Heart Understands

laitman_527.07Question: One of the principles of studying The Book of Zohar is that the heart understands. What does that mean?

Answer: When we read The Book of Zohar we accept the condition that The Book acts only our feelings but not on our mind, which is a pure product of our world.

Feelings can resemble the upper world in some sense, and we are waiting for the moment that they awaken in us. This is called the heart understands.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/12/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.03.17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 57

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Mutual Guarantee”

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