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Control Of Population Growth

laitman_272In the News (Independent): “The United Nations and World Health Organisation have issued a call for drugs to be decriminalised.

“Buried in a joint release on ending healthcare discrimination, the organisations called for the ‘reviewing and repealing punitive laws that have been proven to have negative health outcomes’ by member states.

“Among a number of measures, this included ‘drug use or possession of drugs for personal use’.

“While the WHO has previously called for drugs to be decriminalised in the context of HIV reduction, the UN has limited its calls to health- and evidence-based solutions to drug abuse.

“Last year, nations meeting at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs maintained a criminal approach to narcotics, despite strong concerns from a number of countries.

“But last month, on the International Day Against Drug Abuse, UN Secretary General António Guterres called for tackling the problem through ‘prevention and treatment,’ adhering to human rights.

“He said: ‘Despite the risks and challenges inherent in tackling this global problem, I hope and believe we are on the right path, and that together we can implement a coordinated, balanced and comprehensive approach that leads to sustainable solutions.’”

Question: It seems that soon we will be walking around quiet, calm, and relaxed; did the United Nations, the organization for maintaining international peace and security, finally come to realize that the fight against narcotics is pointless?

Answer: No. They came to realize something else—that with the help of narcotics they can create “stability” in the world; mow down millions of unnecessary people, and calm the rest. Why do seven and a half billion people living on this earth, who are suffering, continue to reproduce? What is the point in this?

Question: That’s what the United Nations thinks?

Answer: Of course! And it receives instructions from “higher-up controlling organizations,” those who say, “We don’t need seven and a half billion.”

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a hundred years ago, it was only two billion. It was as though the world was empty. Suddenly: seven and a half. And they’re starving, fighting, and crushing each other—for what?

For the elite, who stand at the top, there is nothing left to do: money lost its value. Give everyone minimal basic income? What would be the point? So people can just exist, dirtying the atmosphere? Each person damages the ecology of the earth.

Question: Then I will ask you as a Kabbalist: is it necessary to get rid of many people?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. Everything depends on whether you are leading them to an improved condition or not.

It is necessary to implement a comprehensive correct education system for people. It is necessary to teach them how in the right kind of connection between them they can reach a life where no one disturbs one another.

On the contrary: each, in connection with others, will make a necessary correction of his egoism and will then become a huge asset to all humanity; because that which each of us has to do in our individual correction of egoism, no one else can do for us.

Comment: Then it turns out that any size population can exist. And the opposite will be true, the more, the better!

Answer: Even two hundred billion!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/6/17

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Why Are We All Becoming Increasingly More Intolerant?

laitman_547.06In the News (BBC): “In the US, Australia and Europe, the gap between liberals and conservatives, the left and the right is widening. Look at social media, and it can feel like antipathy towards the other side is becoming increasingly intense.

“In the US, for example, ‘very unfavourable’ views of the other party more than doubled between 1992 and 2014, according to polls by the Pew Research Center. Fast-forward to 2016 and most – as opposed to just many – Republicans and Democrats view the opposition in deeply negative terms. Of nearly 5,000 people surveyed, over half believe the opposition is ‘closed-minded’, while around four in 10 are convinced supporters of the rival party are more ‘lazy’, ‘immoral’ and ‘dishonest’ than other Americans. …

“One potential explanation is the so-called group polarisation effect. Discussing views with friends might seem like the perfect way to expose the flaws in thinking and hear similar but alternative points of view. It’s not. ‘If you put a group of like-minded people in a room, their attitudes generally become even more extreme,’ says Jessica Keating, a psychologist from the University of Colorado, Boulder.”

My Comment: The reason for that is the growing individual, family, social, national, and general egoism. Lately it has stopped growing and has begun to round, which makes it opposite to us, the loners.

This means that if in the past it helped us to develop and motivated us to grow, today it forces us to unite, which is against our ego, since in order to be united in our society, we have to give up our personal egoism.

This is what the current crisis comes down to—when even egoistically we cannot make treaties between us, even if it is in order to save ourselves as we see in the EU today.

Eventually the world will become paralyzed and will come to a halt. The world trade, financial, and economic actions will stop, families will break down, treaties and agreements will be broken, and this will continue until a third world war breaks out or until the nations understand and feel from the depth of their suffering that they need to go “up to Jerusalem,” the only place where the method of unity is.
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Trump And The Media

laitman_263In the News (Forbes): “Despite President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the ‘fake news’ media, a new poll from Quinnipiac University finds that more Americans trust the media than Donald Trump.

“A majority of Americans, 52%, said they trust the news media over Donald Trump to tell the truth about important issues. Only 37% said they trusted Trump more. …

“Americans remain divided over Trump’s self-declared war on the mainstream media, but for now support for the press is holding steady.”

Question: Do you believe that this mistrust will keep growing?

Answer: I don’t know. Trump may establish a very interesting connection between himself and the world. He uses Twitter and this is what he resorts to. He doesn’t need anyone; he doesn’t need the media. He dares to speak out against them and he makes his views public. This means that he has annihilated all the media: “You can say whatever you want but I say differently,” and that’s it.

Question: This is why the media hates him?

Answer: Of course they hate him. He’s killing them. Nothing has changed and nothing has been harmed the way the media has been harmed. Thus, he did a great and powerful service to all of humanity.

Comment: CNN is, after all, an empire. We are speaking about billions of dollars!

My Comment: Whereas Trump says: “I don’t want to speak to you,” which means that everything they say is naturally aimed against him, but people must not believe it. No one before him, no president nor any other celebrity, could say such things about the media.

Comment: I would like to draw your attention to the fact that CNN has already been pushed aside. The press is already saying: “Trump tweeted…”

My Comment: Yes, and that’s wonderful. All these terrible sources of the evil of mankind, which are called the media, are in fact tools to massively make the public dumb, and they are gradually being defeated. They have merged with governments, with tycoons, and they are already called the fifth rule. I hope there will not be too much “bloodshed,” and that everyone will see that the media has learned that they have to change first.

Question: Does this mean that the government and the people will connect directly?

Answer: Only directly. No one will believe the press or the TV channels, nothing.

Question: What type of connection does nature demand of us?

Answer: Nature demands an absolute connection between all of mankind to such a degree that the internal force of nature called the Creator will be revealed between them, so that they will understand the whole physiology of the rule of nature, its internal essence, its plan, its goal, and will work together with this immense force.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/12/17

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Superheroin

laitman_272In the News (Fusion Media Network): “351 people overdosed fatally on opiates last year in New Hampshire, according to data provided to Fusion by the state’s medical examiner. Twenty-eight of those victims overdosed on heroin alone; fentanyl was a factor in 253 of the deaths.

“Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. It’s so potent that an amount the size of three grains of sugar is lethal to an adult. First synthesized in the 1960s by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, fentanyl was initially used as a general anesthetic during surgery. Its only acceptable, ‘on-label’ use is for reduction of severe pain in cancer-sufferers.”

Question: Will this trend continue in the future?

Answer: In the future, the Earth will clean itself of superfluous people in such a way. You cannot do anything about it. This is a program of creation that will purify everything.

Today the population of the planet reaches almost eight billion people, while 100 years ago we had two billion. Such a sharp increase was due to the development of medicine, free access to food, water, and medicines.

From the point of view of Kabbalah, this is due to the division of souls into a multitude of smaller souls so that it would be possible to correct one common soul more quickly and easily.

I do not mind if there are twenty-five billion more people on Earth, but I’m in favor of them performing their role correctly instead of coming to this world to suffer torments and by this correct themselves. After all, you can correct yourself in a kind, easy, pleasant, beautiful way.

Question: So what should those unhappy people who do not see any future and have a void inside do?

Answer: There’s nothing to do. This is a general influence of humankind on its different parts. There are a lot of people who are starving in Africa now. Twenty million people are reportedly dying there, and the UN cannot do anything.

On the one hand, this is a huge problem. On the other hand, what will you do with humanity? It has nothing to occupy itself. Today, robotics is being used more and more, machines will replace people everywhere, so what will a person do? He will have to “play” football on TV from morning till night.

Question: How do you get out of this state?

Answer: It is impossible to pull people out of hard drugs, there is no such rehabilitation. Only upbringing can change an individual! We must surround him with a correct society, and then it will uphold him.

Question: Would you only invest in this?

Answer: Only in this. There is nothing else. Rehabilitation centers do not help. They must become educational centers.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/17

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Climate Hell

Laitman_711In the News (National Post): “An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned.

“The research invokes collapsing ice sheets, violent megastorms and even the hurling of boulders by giant waves in its quest to suggest that even 2 degrees Celsius of global warming above pre-industrial levels would be far too much.”

My Comment: The world is entering a state of imbalance; it cannot keep itself in a dynamic balance. The fact is that humanity is driving nature out of balance through its intentions and thoughts, not by the use of modern technology.

Through our imbalanced relationships with each other, our selfish attitudes toward one other, we are driving nature out of its own balance. Furthermore, our thoughts are the most active force in nature, unseen but terribly powerful. And so there is nothing good ahead of us.

Until we change ourselves, our interactions with each other, nature will continue to be driven to constant extreme agitation. Ultimately it will force us to change; we will not be able to fight it.

Comment: Seems like humanity will come to this through suffering

Answer: Unfortunately, nothing can be done about this. People are very stubborn, they don’t want to listen. And, if it were only intelligent stubbornness. But when you start telling them, trying to convince them, and giving examples, reasons, and evidence, they just close themselves off, plug their ears, shut their eyes, and don’t want to hear or see anything. That’s why we will need to wait not only for unpleasant climate events, but for serious problems as well.

However, even small positive changes in our relationships with each other will have huge positive effects on nature because we would be changing on the level of intention and nature would change on its inanimate level.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/11/17

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What Do We Worship?

Laitman_002Torah, Deuteronomy, 28:36: The Lord will lead you and your king whom you will have established over you, to a nation unknown to you or your fathers; and there, you will serve other deities [made] of wood and stone.

The Creator will lead you to a state toward which your egoism aspires, because you do not deserve anything else. And you will worship “other deities of wood and stone,” meaning that which has no connection to the truth.

Today we worship the radio, television, Internet, and all sorts of pseudo-spiritual practices. We engage in educational methods that are useless in principle, and sciences that research only our world, giving us greater penetration into matter (egoism).

We are happy that we can turn matter into anything we want. But for what? Does this give us anything? We have to develop inside of us rather than outside. Yet we have gone the opposite way. For tens of thousands of years, we have been preoccupied with controlling the still, vegetative, and animate degrees of nature, and we exist only for the sake of this.

However, the time now is special. Now we finally have an opportunity to become aware of the dead-end of our development because evolution is bringing humanity to the realization that there is nowhere to keep going.

So what lies ahead for us? Unemployment and emptiness, because robots will replace us in all the jobs. Robots will replace drivers, doctors and employees in the service industry. And what will we do? Perhaps we will tune out and be half-asleep by means of drugs or will freeze ourselves and wait thousands of years for someone to unfreeze us? This is what the world is moving toward.

Indeed, what else can we do with our egoistic desire? Having achieved the maximum, it is practically forcing us to go into all sorts of illusions.

In the meantime, people are incessantly watching TV shows and writing to each other on Facebook and other social networks. But, in principle, we are approaching a state where it will be better to take a pill and fall asleep. Or connect an electrode to our ears that will constantly play movies in front of us while we are half asleep.

That same electrode will allow us to feel all sorts of tastes, smells, and sensations. You will feel that someone is hugging you, that you are having sex or eating some exquisite dishes, and so on.

Comment: Sometimes people even long for this state, in order to tune out from it all…

Answer: Of course they do! This is egoistically justified.

If humanity were able to do this, then of course it would. But the fact of the matter is that there is a program of creation that is above us, and it won’t allow us to dive into this pink fog.

Question: So man won’t fall asleep?

Answer: It is possible, but only for the sake of the realization of evil. We will have to become aware of this possibility as well, along with the evil inherent in it. It is possible that one generation will fall through the cracks, but that doesn’t matter. In our world the bodies are born and die, but the souls are always circulating. Therefore, we will get through all of this.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/14/16

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What Does The Future Hold?

Laitman_512_02Question from Facebook: What you say is scary. There are those who say that pessimistic predictions invoke pessimistic thoughts in people. Is this how we shape our reality?

Answer: I am not trying to scare anyone. I am talking about what we should expect if we don’t actively participate in our evolutionary process that develops under the influence of the ego, and therefore, we have to do something.

We are leading ourselves to doom and destruction, from bad situations to even worse situations. Everyone can see what is happening in the world. I am not a prophet, I am simply pointing out the current situation because I have a remedy for the harmful actions that lead to harmful outcomes. Take this remedy from me and everyone will be better off.

But if we close our eyes and wait for what may come, we will reach a state in which the earth will no bear us anymore and society will annihilate itself.

Question: Wouldn’t people understand what is going on if you didn’t tell us what the future holds and what we should do? Must you tell people what is going to happen?

Answer: When I was a kid and went to school my parents told me: “You should be a good student, don’t be lazy. If you study well, you will be a great man, everyone will respect you, you will make money and will be able to provide for your family. But if you don’t, things will be bad.”

If we don’t speak, nothing will affect people. This is the reason that I have to explain the situation.

Please forgive that if what I say may be a burden and that perhaps I am not saying it in a very polite and pleasant manner, but believe me that I am speaking out of my love for you. I want things to be good for you.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/22/17

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Earth Can Be Heaven

Laitman_715Question: Stephen Hawking continues to popularize himself. Now, he proposes to build colonies on the Moon and Mars where we would need to resettle as a result of climate change on Earth or the fall of a meteorite.

What do you think about these statements? Are we going somewhere?

Answer: I did not expect such a stretch of imagination from such a serious scientist who is the head of Newton’s department.

Of course, it is good to build laboratories on the Moon or on Mars to “saddle” some kind of a comet or a meteorite. The fact that he calls for resettlement elsewhere is no good at all. People do not know how much they are connected with the Earth.

We are connected with the Earth with all of our properties! We change even when we move from place to place on Earth. Facial features, character… everything changes. Compare, for example, the Jews who lived in Russia in the European part and those who lived in Central Asia. This is the power of the Earth! It is said that changing place changes fate and luck.

I believe that scientists do that to get good funding, create laboratories, and learn more about the universe. It is good. In fact, I do not think that someone thinks about moving somewhere else seriously.

If there is no life on Earth, will it be in another place? Here, we have excellent conditions, but we have already polluted the Earth so badly that we do not want to live on it anymore. And what will happen in another place? Is this how we will deal with all celestial bodies?

Comment: Once, you said that the garbage orbiting in space will be the monument to humanity.

Answer: And it is already so. If someone watched us from outer space, they would understand that they shouldn’t do business with us just by looking at the rubbish. They would say, “Look what they did to the nearest space!”

Question: I want to ask you as a Kabbalist: how can we master the Earth so that there will be no desire to move anywhere else?

Answer: People who have polluted the Earth must correct themselves. After all, the Earth can be heaven.

Question: So, will there be enough space and the ecology will be better?

Answer: This is not about that. The fact is that according to the parameters of inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, the Earth is an ideal place for us because we grew and developed on it.

But when man on the Earth began to develop egoistically, he began to oppose himself to nature and the Earth, and as a result, systematically and consistently spoiled the environment. And here, we must correct ourselves.

Therefore, we need to take care of our own development along with financing scientific development.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/28/17

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Three Times About Love

laitman_527_03Comment: You said that a person is given the feeling of love in his youth and each of us has, indeed, experienced first love. The second time is when a person has a child, and as for the third time, he has to develop it himself, consciously in relation to strangers.

Answer: The first case is not love but a natural internal hormonal call that is described in many sources. In the second case, when a person has a baby, he feels that he is part of nature and that he is taking some high part in it. This action is similar to the Creator’s action and so it gives a person a special feeling. In the third case, if a person begins to truly resemble the Creator, he can already feel what love is.

Question: In the first two cases I can somehow imagine what love is. Can I relate to these two cases as an example in order to understand how to love others?

Answer: No! In the first case it is merely a hormonal discharge and that’s all. Forgive me for speaking about love and romance this way, but there is nothing else in it. You can ask any psychologist. And as for the love of a baby, it is a beastly emotion.

Nature did not let us feel all that for no reason but to develop the next level in us, which is above nature. You begin to love another not because you like him or because you fill up some of your desires, but because you are bringing the Creator pleasure by that, and this is called altruism.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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The Future Of The World Order

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For the people, the language of nationalism is clearer. Millions are ready to vote against the liberal world order. Nazism is ahead …
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