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The Socialistic Ideal And The Ripening Of Society

laitman_265Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: The socialistic ideal requires ripening in one’s heart for at least three whole generations, and peace and general agreement. Therefore, many more attempts and cycles will the world endure before it comes to fruition, but there is no easier way to ripen the idea than through religion.

Humanity will still reach the materialization of the socialistic ideal, this is the program that exists within nature. But it will either reach it quickly and easily or through a long and difficult route.

Baal HaSulam writes: “The socialistic ideal requires ripening in one’s heart for at least three whole generations…” He is speaking of the complete realization of this idea within a society, not just its acceptance, but a general agreement with it.

Question: Why does it take specifically three generations for something to change?

Answer: I think, first, there has to be complete detachment from a previous state, then the transition, and finally the acceptance of a new state. In order to go from one state to another there always need to be three intermediary states.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 7/31/17

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Does A Kabbalist Feel Free?

laitman_961.2Question: Does a Kabbalist feel free? Free from what and for what?

Answer: A Kabbalist is torn inside into two parts. He feels the part in which he is in equivalence of form with the Creator, meaning that he feels that he is above the corporeal world.

He adapts himself to the Creator, identifies with Him, and feels himself elevated above all that exists. Moreover, submitting to the Creator happens above the annulment of one’s egoism, and therefore is felt as freedom. For there is nothing above the Creator, so to be a slave to the Creator is not an illusion. It is a feeling of freedom because the Creator is the highest level of existence.

And with the other part of a Kabbalist, before he achieves complete adhesion with the Creator in all his egoistic desires, corrected to love and bestowal, it does not feel like freedom. Quite the opposite, it feels even worse than a person in this world because he remains in the illusion, in the feeling that nothing is pressuring him.

However, the Kabbalist knows that he is under the power of his egoism, and therefore, his feeling of bondage is very troublesome, it weighs heavily on him. This, however, is exactly what pushes him forward.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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Fake News

laitman_961.1In the News (NPR): “An update from the Wild Wild West of fake news technologies: A team of computer scientists have figured out how to make words come out of the mouth of former President Barack Obama — on video — by using artificial intelligence.

“If you’ve been on the Internet at any point in the last year, there’s a good chance you’ve come across fake news articles. Soon we may see a wellspring of fake news videos.

“As a team out of the University of Washington explains in a new paper titled ‘Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync from Audio,’ they’ve made several fake videos of Obama.

“Take for example, a time that he discussed the Pulse nightclub shooter and said ‘the investigation is ongoing, but we know that the killer was an angry and disturbed individual who took in extremist information and propaganda over the Internet.’

“Obama did in fact say these words. But the computer scientists were able to make it look like he said them in places different from where he actually did — in this instance, in a different room at the White House. Audio and video images could be manipulated to make it look like he said them at a different time — say as a much younger Obama.”

Comment: A new era of news is beginning: it is fake news. They say that global area networks (GAN) already allow the production of video clips on which people do things that they have never done and say things that they have never said. It’s considered the wave of the future.

My Comment: This is good because it removes all boundaries between people. I don’t know who you are or who I am, when or what you or I said or didn’t say. Who knows where this will take us. There will be no way for us to relate to each other at all.

Say for example, now you are videotaped, later they will sit you here in a bathing suit in the company of who knows who or who knows what, and you will be declaring, I don’t even know what.

Comment: And they send it to my wife…

My Comment: Yes. But by that time your wife will already understand that there is no truth in the world.

This understanding that there is no truth in our world and we cannot orient ourselves in any way to what we are receiving from mass media, that is the most important thing. It completely disconnects us from the world.

All of this will disorient us to such an extent that we will begin to relate to the world in a completely different way. We will want, we will demand, the truth; that is, we will desire to move to the next level, into the next system, meaning the system of inner connection between us. I must see the truth, otherwise, I cannot exist.

I hope that this will happen and quickly. But, until then, humanity will only be laughing at itself. There is information chaos in the world! In reality, this is just chaos influencing the population. That is, it is not a demonstration of one against the other. Here we have no “one” and no “other” and no “against” and no “for.” This is an amazing state!

A person is shaken to such an extent that there is nothing to stand on: under his feet there is nothing stable. Only relatives and those who are close; actually, relatives who are close and close ones who are relatives, and aside from that, nothing. How does one exist? Because this will only grow wider and deeper.

In principle, this will bring us to where all the sources of mass media will vanish. All telephones, cell phones, all the “toys,” which amuse us so much today will vanish, because there will be no point in talking about anything.

Question: Will we switch over to the kind of connection like we have right now with you: just sitting together and beginning to hear one another?

Answer: Yes. But even this connection is still based on what we are now. But, by then we will be completely different.

That is, all this will bring us to the point where a person will demand the truth. And then, from this demand, completely different sources of mass media will appear, going from heart to heart, not the route of “amusement” through intermediate sources. At that point, sources of mass media, thank God, will cease to exist.

I wish for them to disappear as soon as possible! Because if today it’s fake news, then tomorrow this will turn into general anarchy. But after that, truth will come.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 7/12/2017

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Intention And Action

laitman_628.2Question: Is it enough to have an intention for spiritual relationships or do we need actions as well?

Answer: Actions are also required for spiritual relationships. After all, if there are no actions, it means that there are no relationships. If I relate to someone with love, then I want to show him that I love him through my actions.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/11/17

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Honor Your Father And Mother

laitman_527.03Question: What does it mean to honor your father and mother in spirituality?

Answer: To honor the father and mother means to adhere to the upper degree with its male and female parts called father and mother. To honor means to receive their impact on ourselves in a way that we will be similar to them.

The book Talmud Eser Sefirot gives a detailed explanation of all sorts of qualities of how the Light and the screen (Masach) work, how the restriction happens, and so on.

Like, for example, Einstein worked with the light, so a person who attains spirituality will see how to work with the upper Light that the higher degree (father and mother) emanates, how to perceive it, and be similar to this degree.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/4/17

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New Life #906 – What Intelligence Is

New Life #906 – What Intelligence Is
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

What is the part of a person that is called intelligence? What determines which personal ability we can develop and in spite of that ability, why don’t we achieve self-realization? Why are people created with various abilities? Is it so that we would complement each other?
From KabTV’s “New Life #906 – What Intelligence Is,” 9/12/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/17

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “One Must Say, The World Was Created for Me” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 5

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