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Forum in Davos: Unprecedented Optimism

Unprecedented optimism reigns in the World Economic Forum in Davos. International business and political leaders predict global economic growth and do not foresee any serious dangers in 2018. This year’s theme is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.”

We can understand the participants’ optimism. They are celebrating on their streets: last year about 82% of the created wealth went to the wealthiest 1% of people on the planet. As they suck more out of the world and the economy keeps growing, benefiting themselves while the real standard of living for the majority gradually declines.

In essence, the elites discuss how to disconnect and divide the world. This is how they see their common future. Their heralds promise that enough crumbs will be left for the rest of the people, but in fact, we see this is not happening. On the contrary, the fragmented world suits them: they unite and become stronger and wealthier.

What can you do? Egoism is unable to share what it has laid its hands on. As a result, the gathering of egoists only aggravates the situation.

They are not to blame; they cannot act in any other way. It is human nature at work. If we don’t want it to lead us down a thorny path, we must correct the egoism in ourselves and in everyone. Otherwise, it will destroy us.
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Student and Teacher: Connection Through The Worlds

laitman_919Question: Does a student remain connected with his teacher after the teacher’s death?

Answer: The connection remains. If the student is on the level of attainment, he understands and maintains this connection. Depending on the level that he is on, there is virtually no difference whether the teacher is physically next to him or not.

But if it is a regular teacher, like a physicist or a mathematician, there is no connection whatsoever. And here, however, the connection continues and is not diminished by the teacher’s death. On the contrary, it grows even stronger and more purposeful, pure, clear, and bright.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/1/17

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Easy Death

laitman_561Question: How do you feel about euthanasia? There is a new invention: a machine that allows terminally ill patients to die completely painlessly and in just a few seconds. And the person can be buried right away, right in this machine. How do you feel about such an exit from life: easy, calm, without fear?

Answer: In principle, I cannot say anything. It is a personal decision. Death is always painful, always unpleasant. Today, many people take advantage of a variety of options to move on to the next world painlessly. But this is just one point of view.

From another point view, Baal HaSulam used to say that, if possible, it is worth trying not to avoid this pain. It’s difficult to talk like this, but I have to tell people this because this pain is anti-egoistic. It cleanses a person.

We need to make sure that an individual has already crossed over into a different life before he leaves this one. Then, parting with this life will not be painful for him—he has left and that’s it.

Let’s hope that we are now approaching a time when humanity is capable of discovering this possibility for itself, then it will be a simple, calm transition from one life to another.

In principle, euthanasia is not necessary. If I already feel the next state, then I can just allow my body to die. I observe its death from afar and this isn’t painful for me in any way. It isn’t frightening or sad. I am already living within my next body—my spiritual body, the body of the soul.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 12/14/17

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New Life #927 – The State Of Israel And The Jews In The World

New Life #927 – The State Of Israel And The Jews In The World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

True connection is a connection above factions, conflicts, and contradictions, through building love above hatred.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, a “developed Jew” is anyone who asks about and tries to discover the essence and meaning of life. These Jews are obligated to advance the world toward correction through the principle “Love your friend as yourself.” Although anti-Semitism pertains to Jews of the Diaspora as well as Jews living in Israel today, a time will come when the Jews in the Diaspora will marry gentiles and will disappear altogether. In the future, suffering and blows will push the Jews toward connection so as to bring the entire world together in recognition of the higher power.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #927 – The State Of Israel And The Jews In The World,” 12/5/17

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/1/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on Topic: “Love Covers All Transgressions” (Prep for World Convention 2018)

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

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