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History Is Coming To A Close

Laitman_001.02All sciences, except Kabbalah, work within a small Light that can be obtained in receiving desires without correction. So our entire world exists without the intention for bestowal.

But this is a very limited glow, a barely smoldering spark of life that allows desires to exist just waiting until the time of correction.

In our time, the Light has almost filled all desires. Therefore, science is in crisis, and has reached a dead end. There are no more breakthroughs in science; everything is fading. We only find connections between various phenomena. Humanity is allowed to discover this because it leads to the understanding that our world is closed, round, global, and integral.

So we must be connected with each other and with all of nature. Only in this direction does science develop and reveal our common relationship to us. But beyond that, there will be no scientific development. Only technology will develop, not the fundamental sciences. Scientists have been talking about this for many years.

We have completely exhausted our desire to enjoy that we can exist in. Now only its perverted forms are possible. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries before the Great Depression in America, we used such incentives as money and power to advance for.

Then, it ended. Today, we simply earn abstract numbers in accounts, and money also is losing its value. History is coming to a close. In other words, we are becoming aware of the need for correction.

However, there will be no more material development due to the Light of Hochma entering into this world’s desires. As a result, people will experience disappointment, depression, and a global crisis in all areas of human activity.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/28/18, Shamati, Article 37 “An Article for Purim”

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What Is The Limit Of Craving Wealth?

547.01Question: You say that the desire for wealth and knowledge is natural. How do we satisfy it? What is the measure, the limit, you should set for yourself?

Answer: The measure is only in transferring the upper Light through yourself to society.

Food, sex, and family are necessary desires that you must satisfy, otherwise you cannot exist. However, wealth, power, and knowledge are not physiological, but social desires.

Therefore, you can only develop them to the extent that, through them, you can be properly connected to the society, to your surroundings.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/20/17

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Why Are There So Many People?

laitman_423.03Question from Facebook: Why does the Creator need so many people on planet Earth?

Answer: The number of people on the planet, including those who have died and those who are yet to be born, is strictly predetermined because it depends on the volume of the egoistic desire we must correct. And each of us: living, dead, or yet to be born, carries that desire.

Following this process, we are nearing the end of correction. The desires are becoming greater and that is why they need to be divided into a larger number of bodies. That is why the population increases.

Question: Does it mean that if there were fewer bodies, they would not have been able to bare the egoistic pressure?

Answer: Of course. It is all strictly regulated.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 11/23/17

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Sex Dolls Will Not Help

laitman_600.04In the News (The Next Web): “This futuristic vision is becoming a reality, fast. … One of the biggest sex doll manufacturers in the world [is] aiming to have an interactive doll on the market by the year’s end. Founder Matt McMullen has started another company … to focus on this revolution. …

“To complete the quest of the first proper artificial partner, McMullen and his team have created ‘Harmony AI’ that will be able to link up with virtual reality to create a complete sexual ecosystem that we can’t truly imagine right now. …

“McMullen asked: ‘What is your dream?’

“Harmony responded: ‘My primary objective is to be a good companion to you, to be a good partner and give you pleasure and well-being. Above all else, I want to become the girl you have always dreamed about.’ …

“Turning back the tide on the sexbot revolution is just not going to happen. Time and again we have seen the sex industry drive technology like VHS video, mobile communications, and we’re also expecting it to play a critical part in VR. The sexbot industry could, then, be one of the best technical partners for the AI industry as a whole.

“There are people out there ready, willing, and able to embrace a $15,000 sexbot from the likes of … . This will probably soon become mainstream and sex dolls will be a part of our life before we know it.”

Question: What will this eventually lead to?

Answer: It will lead to, as usual, rejection—a person will see that this does not fulfill him. Everything we create, we do for our egoism. As it keeps growing, we constantly feel that we are in a bigger and bigger empty inner space.

Question: So, the comfort will not amount to anything?

Answer: No. Our growing egoism leaves no place for enjoyment. It keeps revealing its vast emptiness to us.

Therefore, by enjoying a movie, or sex, or artificial dishes, anything at all, I will still “devour” myself inside my new egoism, I keep being dissatisfied with myself.

My only salvation is in drugs. But even the drugs will not be consumed for long. Egoism will develop to a point where it will say: “This is not a solution,” and I will not be able to touch them again.

And what then? There will be a long, wolf-like howl across the world because everyone will be howling at their fate, and they will not be able to do anything about it.

And then, The Book of Zohar will be revealed to all of humanity because there will be no alternatives left. The desire will emerge from the inside, and then the method of attaining the next degree will be revealed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/14/17

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Listen, Scientists!

Laitman_917.01In the News (South China Morning Post): “China’s online education industry has grown rapidly in the past few years, but analysts believe more business opportunities will surface as technology advances and capital pours in.

“The country could become one of the world’s most vibrant online education markets in the future thanks to growing household spending power, an undersupply of education resources, and the introduction of the two-child policy, analysts said.

“The market is likely to grow 20 per cent annually, reaching 270 billion yuan (US$41 billion) in 2019, up from 156 billion yuan in 2016. Globally the online education market will rise to US$190 billion by 2019, statistics from iResearch and Decebo showed.

“This means big opportunities for online education companies in China, which had attracted 144 million users by June this year, according to data from China Internet Network Information Centre.”

Question: What this means is that the physical connection between people will cease. What is the benefit in this?

Answer: I think that this is a natural development of humanity. Egoism has developed and is no longer interested in being connected with anyone. If a person wants to, he will go to the pub in the evening, meet someone and so on. And if not, then he won’t. Four walls and a computer will be enough for him.

Question: Everything will be through the computer? And will emotions also be through the computer? They will connect electrodes and a person will be happy?

Answer: That is what will be until an inner resistance enters into consciousness because the spiritual genes within us that require forward movement toward the goal of creation are expanding, rising, and  opening in us. When they demand their realization, we will feel that we are living in evil and a lie; they will rebel against this situation. We will truly start a revolution and change the situation.

That is, if we survive until then, because the world is tirelessly galloping towards self-destruction.

Question: Does this mean that all progress, and everything that happens, one way or another, leads to a person hating evil and wanting to break out of it? Does this mean that all the logic in this world is required only for this? And does the entire world exist only for this purpose?

Answer: It is only for this. A person will delete all the content on his computer except for our website.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/16/17

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A World Of Bribes

laitman_220In the News (Front News): “The annual volume of bribes in the world is estimated at one trillion dollars. This was reported in the press service of the United Nations.

“’The annual volume of bribes in the world is estimated at one trillion dollars. At the same time, the world economy is losing another $2.6 trillion due to corruption. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in developing countries, corruption-related losses exceed the amount of official development assistance by 10 times,’ the report said.”

Question: What kind of a world are we living in?

Answer: We are living in an egoistic world that truly cannot get along in any other form.

If a person is managed by his egoism and doesn’t get any other education, he thinks only of how he can profit the most from any task, from any work. This is the natural wish of our egoism.

This is how we are arranged; it is our nature. How can a person limit himself and not take, not steal, not exploit his opportunities in the workplace? He must necessarily do this.

In principle, the efficiency of human society is almost zero. Absolutely everything is stolen!

Question: It turns out that almost every person in the world takes bribes?

Answer: Of course. Does he produce everything society demands of him? And if he shorts giving society even a little of his energy, even a little of his strength, knowledge, or something else, this is already theft. We cannot do anything against this without educating people.

Question: In what circumstance will a person not take bribes or steal?

Answer: In the event that he has a higher reward. He will begin giving everything to people to receive a connection with the Creator as a payoff.

If a person treats all people like he does himself, then in this relationship with others he will find a “secret door,” which is an exit to the Garden of Eden, to the spiritual world.

Everything there is managed according to other laws, according to the laws of bestowal and love. This is what we must attain. Today we are facing such an opportunity, and everything else we will reveal in this world is how unbearable it is. And so we will get closer to this possibility.

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Evaluating People According To Spiritual Characteristics

laitman_206Question: Why do the intellectuals of society, the leaders of the generation, feel the greatest hatred towards people?

Answer: It’s because they are also uncorrected egoists. Those who reach high levels in social, political, economic, and even scientific fields, are people with very great one-sided egoism. It is natural that they perceive everyone else as their potential competitors and suspect that someone will harm them.

It is impossible to complain about people who don’t learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, with the same demands that one would make to Kabbalists. Many times I have heard: “He is a great actor!” but in regard to his spiritual characteristics, he can be the worst and lowest person. We are mistaken if we immediately stick a label of perfection on him.

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Are We Worthy To Be The Crown Of Creation?

Laitman_709When we investigate nature, we are amazed at its wisdom, integrity, regularity, and infinite depth, which in every cell and atom reveals the interrelationship of all its levels—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—which communicate with each other in the universe’s distant corners.

Nature is so great and perfect that we cannot even comprehend it because we are only its small and insignificant work.

But why is it that man should be the crown of creation, the most complex and intelligent? Why, despite our highly developed mind, feelings, and possibilities, are we so bad, imperfect, and frivolous; why do we waste our lives and poison it for others and ourselves? There is some weird contradiction between our high potential and lowly deeds.

Why is man so bad that he enjoys when others feel bad? If we are the most developed beings, shouldn’t we be perfect, the most generous and noble? On the contrary, the more complex the creation, the worse it is.

How can an evil creation come out of a good Creator? It’s a contradiction, especially when we see how much wisdom there is in nature. And man also comes from the same source. Why is his great intelligence and strength accompanied by such evil, egoism, and desire to conquer and trample others? How can it mesh together?
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/11/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 26

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Positive Egoism

laitman_562.02Question from Facebook: Is there a positive egoistic force?

Answer: No. Egoism cannot be positive because it detaches a person from any collective, from community, from connection, from nature. At the same time, the direction of human thought is only for oneself, for one’s own sake. Therefore, it cannot be positive because it is in the opposite direction from the general force of nature—from the Creator.

Question: So is it always destructive?

Answer: Always. It is good only when a person is in the initial stages of his development, like a small child. We allow him everything: we let him use his ego because it is necessary for his development. And then, from the age of 13 to 15, he must already control himself as an adult. And we begin to demand more and more from him.

It is similar to our spiritual development. At first, we were egoistic and went through a long egoistic path for thousands of years.

But now the egoistic progress is already coming to its end and we are obliged to start the next, completely different half of our existence—the altruistic one. Just as a person is considered a child, say, up to 15 years of age and then must lead the life of an adult.

We see that egoism has ended its development.

Question: What is progress now?

Answer: It is only a person’s transformation from an egotist to an altruist, when he will render himself and the whole world as a single whole. Only then can we properly and beautifully exist and evolve. Otherwise, we will lead ourselves to destruction.
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