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Why Unite Egoists?

laitman_939_01Question: Why unite the egoists? After all, this is the origin of all evil.

Answer: In no way do we unite egoists. We unite only people who have a point in the heart in small groups. These are people who are ready to search for the meaning of life and sacrifice their time and effort to find it because without an understanding of the meaning of life it is bad for them.

We attract people like these, create small circles with them called a “group of ten,” and give them a method that helps them to nullify themselves within the groups of ten and to unite in such a way that they will begin to feel the Creator among them.

The group of ten is a sensor, a new spiritual sense, within which they can feel the characteristic of bestowal and love, which is called the Creator.

We don’t agitate or force anyone else. The only thing that we want is to give them the knowledge that our entire problem and that of the world is the lack of unity.

We don’t talk with them about the upper world and about the higher power; we simply explain that they must organize themselves correctly, and then the world will become better. Otherwise, people in the world will begin to annihilate each other.

We try to create groups of ten from people who are interested in discovering and knowing the meaning of life and attaining it. And we gather the rest of the people in good social settings to gradually teach them how to search for and find good everyday conditions in these communities. No more than this, because a spiritual desire has not been born in them yet.

Those in whom a desire for spirituality has already appeared, meaning that they already feel the point in the heart, should come to us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/18/16

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The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Is Open For Everyone

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Did the priests in ancient Egypt know about the wisdom of Kabbalah? They say that Pythagoras learned from them.

Answer: According to Kabbalistic sources, people came from ancient Greece to Judea to study even in the time of the prophets, and they wrote about that.

The German philosopher Johann Raichlen, for example, who lived in the Middle Ages says that: “my teacher Pythagoras, the father of philosophy, did not learn from the Greek, but actually from the Jews.”

The Jews did not hide their knowledge from anyone, and Abraham initially wanted to tell about and to teach this knowledge all over Babylon, but the Babylonians opposed him. It all depends on people’s desires. Even today we see that currently people don’t want it.

The wisdom of Kabbalah had to be concealed for only 1,500 years, since the first century AD until the time of the ARI because humanity had to develop internally and to mature during that time. Then, starting from the ARI onward, it was possible to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone. Baal Shem Tov started doing so, and today it is open for everyone.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Teaching Unification

laitman_938_03Question: What is the role of Kabbalists, as psychologists, in the complex chain of the perception of reality?

Answer: Kabbalists should teach people to unite with each other. Therefore, we build tens and show practical example of unification.

Question: What qualities should a person have in order to teach this to others?

Answer: He himself must actively participate in unification, learn from this practice, and then he will be able to teach this to others. Kabbalah is the most practical science.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16

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Education Determines A Person’s Fate

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion from Facebook: You keep saying that education is the answer to all the problems both of the individual and the world. But people have been saying that for decades, and despite the many organizations that engage in education, life goes on according to its own laws.

Answer: Life goes on according to the laws of egoism. And we must act so that it will flow according to the laws of altruism: love, bestowal, and unity. No one does this and no one can.

The only one who succeeded in this 3,500 years ago was Abraham when he called all those who wanted to overcome the universal social humanitarian crisis that broke out in Babylon. He founded a group of people who joined him and clung to him, and he called it Israel or the Jewish nation.

Abraham became the first father of the new system of education of unity. This group has existed since then for 3,500 years, and cannot be divided or disappear! It stands against all the other nations of the world, the same Babylonians who spread and settled all over the world, and everyone feels that there is something special about them.

All we have to do is to start teaching this method to the entire world because the world already understands that there is no other choice and that the main thing is unity since, otherwise, people will destroy each other.

Question: Are you referring to the entire Jewish nation when you speak about a group that knows this method?

Answer: No, all the Jews have lost this method, except for Kabbalists who have been leading and implementing it from one generation to the next based on their own experience. If they lead this education system and supervise it, humanity will reach its good end. It will reach complete unity.

Question: Do you believe that people will listen to that?

Answer: If they don’t, there will be several serious wars that will involve such sufferings that they will have to listen. But the wise foresee these sufferings from afar and does not enter them.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/17

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How To Pull The World Out Of The Ocean Of Lies

Currently our world is going through a unique process of rethinking everything that has been achieved through the course of human history and we see what a deceitful society man has made. We are deceived and lied to from all the sides.

The media is bought by the rich elite and doesn’t broadcast a word of truth. The rulers of the world run their personal business without any concern for others, doing nothing for the good of the people but only for their own good.

This is beginning to unfold now, in our days. Humanity has grown and is passing through a very difficult realization, a revision of the entire human society. This is a call of the time.

That’s why I supported Donald Trump so much in the elections and after them.

There is nothing special about him, but he is a symbol of a new time, a new revision. We see how one extreme line in the world gives birth to another extreme line: extra liberalism gives birth to the ultra-right-wing currents, Nazism. And scrutiny happens in the middle between them.

That is why media and governments are subjected to such criticism, mutual accusations are pouring from all sides. The people will understand who is controlling them, whom they elect for the leadership of the country, and will see all the deceptiveness of the mass media and large public organizations. In fact, everyone cares only about himself, and uses the ordinary person.

This is a recognition of evil that the people couldn’t achieve before. Previously, they still believed in the beautiful words and remained more or less calm.

As a result of this revision, we will understand that the entire human society has sunk into lies and is unable to build the right state. After all, it itself generates such governments, organizations, unions, educational systems, and media.

Therefore, society itself is in need of education.

Only after integral education will society be able to give birth to such organizations that will act for the benefit of the people. And without this preliminary preparation, society will always create either ultra-left or ultra-right alliances, in other words, ultra-egoistic ones in one direction or another.

Kabbalists explain this to the world in order to gradually bring this to people’s consciousness. This doesn’t relate to politics. The wisdom of Kabbalah is now being revealed to all of humanity in order to pass the method of correction to it. Therefore, the direction of the world’s development is very important. I see in Donald Trump’s coming to power a sign for good development, compared with Obama’s course.

Soon, the ultra-liberal leaders will be replaced in Europe as well. It is about the stages of the revelation of evil that humanity undergoes. Personally, I do not have any preferences for any parties. I look at the situation from the point of view of its usefulness to the necessary corrections that human society must undergo.

People think that Kabbalah is a theory that talks only about the Creator and the distant upper worlds. But this isn’t so because it is known that Baal HaSulam wrote an article “The Last Generation” about the structure of the future society and met with Ben Gurion.

We live at a time when the wisdom of Kabbalah is already intended for the entire generation, and therefore it is very important in which direction the development will go. Therefore, it is worthwhile to help people to find out. In fact, Kabbalah has no connection with politics. If I give any assessments, it is not from the political point of view, but only from the point of view of Kabbalah, that is, from the way upper forces act in human society and move the world to correction.

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Why Are You Scaring Us?

laitman_547_05Question from Facebook: Why do you keep scaring us in your posts all the time? You keep saying that humanity is like a little rabbit hiding and shaking under a bush.

Answer: Of course! This is what I see people behaving like! On the one hand, they try to harm each other, and on the other, they are afraid to be treated in the same manner. This is how our whole life is managed.

If we don’t change, of course it will be bad!

I “frighten” people in order to warn them in advance of the sufferings, so they could avoid suffering. It is just as we say to a child: “You shouldn’t do that, you will fall, you will get hurt, and it will be painful.”

My intentions are very good, but what can I do if people think that I am just saying that? It is just like parents who want to protect a child from trouble, but cannot avoid what will happen! I will try to be gentler.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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Innovation In The U.A.E: You Can Read At Work

laitman_527_07In the News (Arabian Business): “New legislation will grant employees dedicated time to read during working hours, obliges coffee shops to provide reading materials…

“The UAE [United Arab Emirates]on Monday issued the first law of its kind which aims to cement the importance of reading in the country.

“Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has issued the legislation saying that reading and knowledge are key for the progress of the UAE. …

“’Our objective is to prepare generations that work for a brighter future of the UAE,’ the President said in a statement. …

“Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, praised the newly passed law, and hailed it as an unprecedented cultural and legislative initiative. …

“’Our objective is to make reading a daily habit in our people, where relevant entities will be required to translate this law into reality,’ he said.”

My Comment: Advancements in the high-tech world and religion require reading and still support the generation’s interest in reading. But in the end, we gradually withdraw from egoistic development. Literature and music are measures of society’s egoistic development since they are created by pure egoism. I don’t think they will remain except for only a few individual groups, but nothing more.

But great musical works, especially operas and literary masterpieces, will remain because they express the depth of human emotions, even though they are egoistic. Classical novels describe a phase in human development and so they will remain part of our culture.

Question: What kind of literature do you think people will prefer to read in the next decades?

Answer: Only manuals for operating computer programs.

Question: So people will abandon romance novels?

Answer: They are already withdrawing from them. The decline in reading novels has already begun. The fact is, the gap between generations is great.

If we want to keep in touch with the young generation, older people will need to get closer to them and not expect the young to do so. When my grandson, for example, plays computer games, I try to play with him. And if I offer to read him a book, he refuses and says: “Grandpa leave me alone.” We have no choice; the older people should follow the young.

Question: What about literature that deals with the meaning of life. Will people still be attracted to it?

Answer: Yes, but it will also change. The meaning of life that the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about is above time so it should be presented to people in modern language.

If we take Rambam’s collection of philosophical writings for example, Ramhal’s dialogues, Rav Kook’s poetic writings, Baal HaSulam’s writings that are in a scientific style, or Rabash’s emotional writings, they are all very hard to perceive today.

Comment: You simplify the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash for us.

Answer: We can still read the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash, but the writings of Ramhal and the ARI cannot be understood by our generation.

The wisdom of Kabbalah will be rewritten in a lighter easier language in the future, but this will not be my lot.

It has to be done for the sake of humanity even now, and not only for those who are attracted to the goal of creation, but for all of humanity, so that they will understand what the great Kabbalists say about the upper system of nature, including the method and the science, and everyone should advance in this direction.

I hope that such talents will emerge among my students.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/2/16

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The World Needs Everyone

laitman_938_04Question: I don’t want to ask a question. I just want to say, live!. Live a long life. The world needs you. I need you very much. Thank you!

Answer: I am very glad, but you, too, especially those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah, need to become very important to the world. The world needs each of us. We must try to be a conductor of the upper knowledge for the entire world because each of us already has received a certain yearning for that.

Let’s develop it and together attain the goal.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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Don’t Wait For The Stick To Come To Happiness

Laitman_002Question: Are people today more inclined to kind of events that bring people together and promote advancing toward resembling the Creator? Or can we expect the Creator may send us the option to reach Him through the “stick” toward happiness? 

Answer: Humanity is in a precarious state. People understand that the future doesn’t hold anything good. Moreover, these problems are increasing in ecology, climate changes, etc, things that we suddenly cannot impact. In other words, we feel helpless in the face of the problems that we encounter. What can we do if instead of high temperatures in the 100’s, temperatures exceed 140 degrees?

Air conditioners will not help. Everything will fail.

We are gradually beginning to feel powerless before nature. In the past we believed that we would surely conquer it, but today we see the opposite is true.  We, in fact it, are its hostages. The question is: What we can do and can we influence it?

It turns out that we can, but only in a positive way. Not by doing whatever we want to, but only by behaving properly. By closing ourselves into integrated, correct, good relationships with each other, we become the highest part of nature, and from this level can influence it. But only on condition that we will behave properly.

This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us. The right thoughts and the right actions between people affect nature. Those who don’t want to understand that don’t have to, but then they will advance toward happiness by the stick.

Nature has a very simple way of affecting man through disasters, then a person immediately feels small, helpless and trembles with fear. And we all have the chance to feel that when nature forces us to start changing ourselves to bring us into balance.

Question: Can we explain to a person on the corporeal level that his positive thoughts can stop a storm, an epidemic, or a terrible heat wave?

Answer: Thought is the most powerful force in our world!

There is nothing we can do about it. We have already mentioned how scientists today are becoming increasingly more internal, penetrating the finest levels of nature.

We once reported the number of tons of steel or iron produced or that we placed a certain number of tanks on the borders. No one needs that now. The world has changed and has become more virtual. Wars are conducted by other means.  Life must also be different.

Our thoughts are the most serious force, and many governments already realize that. They have built whole systems to engage in that.

But we are talking about how humanity should correct the world. And this is possible only through the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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What Does Humanity Lack?

Laitman_004Question: What should one devote one’s attention to in 2017 from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Humanity lacks only one thing: finding a method for the right connection between us. Everything else exists and will always be in abundance.

Our task is to learn how to connect between us to transform our world into a pleasant and comfortable world for our bodies and prepared for the ascent of our souls. The method for doing this is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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