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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 3

laitman_232_08.jpgThe problem of loneliness enveloping the modern world is related to the inner emptiness of man. And even when a person wants to rid himself of this state, he has no idea how to do it.

This is neither taught to us by our teachers in school nor by our psychologists and psychiatrists. The fact is that they too are lonely, and that’s why they cannot help us by giving advice on how to be free of loneliness and how to bring people closer.

No one knows how to even begin to bring such extreme individualists as our contemporaries closer to each other. Here only the science of Kabbalah can help because it explains how to establish contact above our egoism so that love can cover all transgressions.

The individuality of each remains, we are not trying to break anyone; rather, we are building one more level atop our nature: a level of unity, a common roof. We, individuals, exist under this roof and we build it together for the sake of harmonious existence and a happy life.

This roof is raised on the second floor. It does not cancel our individual qualities, but only helps us build a correct connection above them. Our relationships come to exist on two different levels, that is, on the inner level, I remain isolated and infinitely distant from others, while on the “second floor,” in the common connection built between us, we lock ourselves into a circle.

Inside of me is a “straight line” and my inner personal state doesn’t concern anyone. But with respect to others, I am completely open and ready to be with everyone as one man with one heart.

This is integration above isolation; in other words, both exist at the same time. This is a new method of connection derived from the wisdom of Kabbalah, and it must be taught to humanity. External interactions are built by the method of the circle, the method of integral connection, while the inner approach refers to the person himself.

In essence, these are not two distinct methods. They turn into one because the stronger we connect between us, the more it helps us develop internally, in our individual forms. It turns out that a person’s egoism continues to develop and grow. And this is exactly what enables us to build relationships between us as we connect in a circle; we are able to do this due to the fact that we are becoming continuously more egoistic.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 2

Laitman_182_02Modern society consists of individuals who do not want to be tied to others, or more accurately, they are unable to connect with others, while on the other hand, we understand that without connection to others, we will end up empty and unhappy.

We cannot enjoy life in solitude without a family, without children, and without real friends.

Everyone suffers from this problem of loneliness and no one knows how to solve it. A new educational system is needed for this, a powerful and broad system with specialists who understand the root of the problem and the means of resolving it.

Otherwise, the problem will progress further. No one will want to marry or have children, the use of narcotics and antidepressants will grow, and terrorism will rise because people will lose all hope for a better future.

At one time, a person was a social creature. He lived in a society and felt that he was supported by a large social network of many others. But today, we have developed so much that our egoism does not desire social interaction, making us complete individualists, and modern technological development allows us to easily live alone, spending our time in front of a TV screen, computer, or smartphone.

But ultimately, all these toys do not bring a person spiritual fulfillment, and he finds himself lonely and unhappy, feeling that he must fill himself with something. An inner emptiness remains in him. It is always possible to go on another trip to another country, but then you return and again find yourself alone.

In other words, a person understands that he needs some kind of additional fulfillment. It seems that we arrived at a red line in our development when we need to decide what to do next.

Question: If it is natural for a person to continuously become a bigger and bigger individualist, then why are we not happy to remain alone? Why do we suffer from loneliness?

Answer: Egoism develops in a straight line and makes us greater individualists, but at the same time, beginning around the 1950’s, the system began to lock into a circle and bind us into integral interdependence. The system demands kind, internal, deeper connections between us, not just to have acquaintances at work. We are obligated to fulfill our desire to be in this one system with everyone. A person does not yet understand this desire, so he finds himself developing in two different ways at the same time, linearly and circularly, while subconsciously wanting these two forms to support one another and function mutually.

A person does not understand why the world suddenly turned into a small village. He thinks that it is only the scientists, politicians, and corporations that depend on one another and that none of it is relevant for him. But, no, we see that all of nature is locked into a circle. On one side of the world, something explodes, and on the other side, we see the effects because everything depends on everything else. Nature shows us how impersonal and integrated it is.

The same degree of integration is now developing in human society, but as yet, this development does not demand integral connection from the individual. We are not yet aware of this need, but soon we will be required to acknowledge it.

Nature seeks to bring us closer to one another so strongly that soon we will not have a choice. If we want to guarantee ourselves real inner fulfillment in life, we will need to find the correct formula for connection between us.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 1

laitman_423_03Question: Loneliness is a scourge of modern society. An inner feeling of loneliness lives in a person who is surrounded by a huge number of people. Most of all, this phenomenon is common among young people, and it is gaining momentum and strength.

Teens spend half a day at school where they are surrounded by a lot of friends, and the second half of the day, they spend on the computer in virtual social networks, and nevertheless, they all suffer from loneliness.

Another group for whom the problem of loneliness is especially acute are elderly people aged 65 and older, but generally, loneliness affects all ages. Even a small child who complains that he is bored, in fact, means that he is alone, and he has no one to play with.

Obviously, loneliness is purely an inner feeling not related to how many people are around. What is the reason that people feel lonely?

Answer: The problem of loneliness started emerging from the middle of the last century, growing more and more as humanity came to the peak of its development.

By the middle of the 20th century, man had completed the “linear” development of his egoistic nature, which lasted for thousands of years. The growth of linear egoism is over; the world has become integral and global and has turned into one small village where everyone depends on each other.

Development has contributed to the fact that today it is easy to travel from one end of the globe to the other. Before this, people traveled only for business and trade. In the modern world, everyone is commuting somewhere—flying, going—and it would seem, how can one feel lonely here? Tourism is the most developed and powerful business in the world, but at the same time, people are still lonely.

Maybe that’s why we move all the time. Perhaps we hope to fill this inner void, this inner need? But, this does not happen. On the contrary, the tourist comes to a foreign country to separate from all others even more.

It would seem that he goes on a journey to see the world, to get acquainted with other countries. But, wherever he goes, he always remains alone, feeling even lonelier than at home. The fact that the world becomes more and more connected externally and more individualistic and separated internally is a paradox.

In the same way, people are interdependent in business and work and cultures influence one another, but no one profits from it personally or feels the need or desire for it.

Egoism within a person grows individually, but at the same time, the world around us forms a global system. There is a gap between a whole and interconnected world and people who do not want to have any connection to each other. On the contrary, egoism grows in them and turns them into ever larger individualists.

Therefore, we see that modern man does not want to accept this world, and the world does not accept man. We just do not fit the framework that nature has made for us. Nature wants us to be together, bound by kind relations, but we do not want this.

The world can easily provide us with everything we need: food, clothing, medicine, housing, absolutely anything, but we do not want to unite as the world requires us to do. Instead, everyone wants to stay on their own. Some time ago, an entire family could live in one room and a few families in one house. The newlyweds lived together with their parents. But today, every adult and every child needs to have a separate room.

Modern technologies encourage this trend (naturally, they work for the consumer). As a result, everyone has a personal mobile phone and a personal email address.

Egoism evolves within a person, increasingly isolating him from others,  and forces us to think about what to do next. After all, our desire to enjoy requires a fulfillment that cannot be obtained alone only for oneself.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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A Global Cyber Attack

laitman_272In the News (The Guardian): “A ransomware cyber-attack that may have originated from the theft of ‘cyber weapons’ linked to the US government has hobbled hospitals in England and spread to countries across the world.

“Security researchers with Kaspersky Lab have recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 99 countries, including the UK, Russia, Ukraine, India, China, Italy, and Egypt. In Spain, major companies including telecommunications firm Telefónica were infected.

“By Friday evening, the ransomware had spread to the United States and South America, though Europe and Russia remained the hardest hit, according to security researchers Malware Hunter Team. The Russian interior ministry says about 1,000 computers have been affected.”

Question: There is no need for bombs anymore; instantly you can shut down everything,  push trains, destroy people, etc. Will technology enable us to do all that?

Answer: Even to kill yourself.

Question: Why does this happen? How far can all this go and what should we do?

Answer: This will go on until we reach a point where it will be possible to easily blow up nuclear power stations—which means dozens of nuclear bombs—destroy hydroelectric power stations, and cause planes to crash in the air, etc., i.e., to create “small-scale” global chaos.

Comment: At the moment, the hackers are asking for money from 200,000 targets, each for $300.

Answer: What is $300 for a hospital or an airport? We can clearly see that is isn’t a matter of money. It is a very interesting event that should shake up humanity and make it understand that the Internet should be limited; people should not be given such abilities.

There is no need for any kind of weapon. What do we need tanks, planes, cannons, or guns for? These already belong to the Stone Age! Today you can easily type on your keyboard, press enter, and everything blows up in the air. I manage the world.

There should be an international agreement on the matter, but there isn’t one! We see that the world is managed by egoism and that it is impossible to do anything about it. International agreements lead us nowhere.

However, the moment I, the egoist, feel that I can irresponsibly abuse you, I will do so. Destroy? All the more so! Therefore, the problem is to treat the real source of the problem, our ego.

Question: Does that mean that there will be no treaties between countries?

Answer: No treaties can exist either now or in the future. If I can break a treaty and do whatever I feel like, nothing can stop me.

Question: Not even if hospitals cease to function?

Answer: What difference does it make? I want you to totally disappear, and it is better if you leave everything behind you, like after a neutron bomb, which destroys every living thing and leaves everything else clean and intact. You can roam around whole empty cities and do whatever you wish.

Therefore, I believe that the only thing we should engage in is the correction of our egoistic nature. Once you understand what the wisdom of Kabbalah says, that there is part of me inside you and there is part of you inside me, and that goes for all the people in the world and all the creatures, we will begin to care about everyone egoistically on a totally different level and there will be nothing left for a person to do except care about everyone.

We should look more deeply into the system of nature and see how all of mankind is connected to each other. Then we will see that nature obliges us to care for each other. This is the only way we will be able to ensure a better future for ourselves.

Otherwise, everything will be in the hands of “cleanliness” international terrorists, not those who kill people, because after all, it is only war games. Here there are serious, clever guys who show us what they can do to us.

Ahead of us there are still many manifestations of our selfishness, which, as it were, tells us: “You must think about your future, if you want it at all.”

The point is that computers are gradually becoming part of every aspect of our lives, so that there is nothing we can do about it. After all, it is not just about cutting off some gas pipe or some international connection. One can enter the municipal network and cut off all the landline and cellular phones and there will be no connection, and what then? We cannot even imagine it!

Comment: But we have raised this monster ourselves—a young man in a suit and tie who surfs the net in order to spread a virus on the net. He was given Internet games; he was trained to kill, to be first in competitions; he cannot be any different. You give a person a computer and tell him: “You can go in there and ask for $300,” and so he does.

Answer: He doesn’t care about the $300. That’s the whole problem. These people usually work for an idea. They are interested in control. They don’t care about communism, capitalism, fascism, or socialism at all.  For them, it is important to be able to rule, and by their intellect, by pressing a key on the keyboard.

The conclusion is very simple, humanity, in the full sense of the word, kneels and begs: “Enough, stop!” But it is actually humanity that has dragged itself to the Internet and has brought up intelligent monsters that can do whatever they feel like.

These are people who think globally and who are interested in the triumph of their ideas, not even in their desires, but in computer programs. They live only for this, and do not know anything else and do not understand anything beyond that.

Question: What can we conclude from this if we cannot stop them?

Answer: There is no conclusion. Humanity cannot come to any conclusions if it goes on this way!

Question: But still, people should realize that it will get much worse in the future.

Answer: The point is not even the future, the point is that we can control nuclear wars and other threats, but we cannot control cyber attacks. Eventually people will find themselves living in constant fear that something terrible may happen at any given moment.

Question: How can humanity feel that?

Answer: These guys will teach all of humanity so that everyone will know who they have brought up and how to go on living.

Question: At the same time security experts say that, “we will find and suppress these characters.”

Answer: Others will replace them. This is actually the future type of terror, and the point is not the $300. They have no need for money. They will break into banks and transfer everything wherever they want to and it will be impossible to trace anything!

Comment: This means that one way or another, we have to deal with the root of the problem. There is nowhere to run.

Answer: Nature will teach us. I hope that no one will be hurt. It is a good lesson for mankind, and people will begin to understand what they should do better. This can only be done by the system of the upper leadership.

You will not be able to reach these people. There are millions of them and tomorrow there will be billions who will want to learn to do the same thing. Those who are behind the cyber attack will be role models to others.

Question: So what can we do?

Answer: We can find the way to the upper leadership. This is the only way we can impact the whole world in a positive way, and then we can be sure that everything will calm down and reach its balance.

No actions will help in our world. People will try to sign different treaties and to look for culprits, and where will all this lead? In our world, everything is meant only to show man that he should change his paradigm.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/15/17

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How Can We Feed Hungry Children?

laitman_600_04Question: What can Kabbalists do to feed hungry children who die every five seconds somewhere on the planet?

Answer: Kabbalists cannot do anything, just like everyone else. The Creator gives all of us such states so that on their basis we will be able to attain the right relationship with each other—”love thy friend as thyself”—otherwise we will not be able to change the world. This means that we have to gradually advance toward that.

The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us how to do it. If we tell other people about it and show them the method we are developing in Kabbalistic tens, we can be certain that the world will reach the revelation of the right state in a good way.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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New Life #855 – The Cyber Threat, The True Solution

New Life #855 – The Cyber Threat, The True Solution
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

How does progress make us so vulnerable? Who is the true enemy in the cyber war? And if the use of the network depends on man, how can we ensure that it is used properly? The general field of love and connection will make sure that no one will harm others. This is the perfect antivirus.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #855 – The Cyber Threat, The True Solution,” 5/16/17

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“Why Do We Hate?”

Dr. Michael Laitman

In the News (Psychology Today): “Why do we hate? The reasons are complex, but following are some of the factors that may play a role in helping us understand hate and, hopefully, work toward change. …

“According to A.J. Marsden, assistant professor of psychology and human services at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, one reason we hate is because we fear things that are different from us.

“Behavioral researcher Patrick Wanis, cites the in-group out-group theory, which posits that when we feel threatened by perceived outsiders, we instinctively turn toward our in-group—those with whom we identify—as a survival mechanism. Wanis explains, ‘Hatred is driven by two key emotions of love and aggression: One love for the in-group—the group that is favored; and two, aggression for the out-group—the group that has been deemed as being different, dangerous, and a threat to the in-group.’ …

“According to Washington, D.C., clinical psychologist Dana Harron, the things people hate about others are the things that they fear within themselves. She suggests thinking about the targeted group or person as a movie screen onto which we project unwanted parts of the self. The idea is, ‘I’m not terrible; you are.’”

Question: What is hatred from your point of view?

Answer: Hatred is everything that isn’t beneficial to me.

On the other hand, this is a good quality, because with its help, I check what else I need to change in myself. The entire world is basically the Creator, which I must treat with absolute love! And if I treat something with hatred, it means that I am not corrected within myself.

True hatred is only revealed on the way to love. If I advance to love correctly, I discover hatred for something or someone, and it becomes clear to me what I must correct in myself in order to achieve love.

Current events in the world are an expression of a very big hatred of everyone and toward everyone. This is a natural getaway, an explosion of our inner nature when we absolutely hate each other. In this case, only our negative qualities are manifested, since we don’t have positive qualities and we only want to use each other.

Our egoism is the hatred and we must correct it so that it will become love. This is done with the help of connection and the special good force of nature that we discover.

Question: But this hatred that currently exists in the world is revealed not on the way to love. Is it a hatred as such?

Answer: No, it still arises on the way to love because we are on the path to correction. This is just a period of the recognition of evil. We feel evil, but still don’t understand its causes, its consequences, and what to do with it.

In fact, evil is the lever by which we will turn everything around and come to good.

As soon as we recognize evil, the turnover will happen. The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about it. It tells us how to use all this in practice.

Therefore, come, study, and you will see a different world.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/17

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Is There A Remedy For Cyber Attacks?

laitman_959The largest cyber attack in history: 200,000 people in 150 countries were impacted. The attacks not only caused various troubles, the attack also threatened people’s lives.

English hospitals couldn’t perform surgeries and rail operators’ computers in Germany and Russia were hacked. Banks, companies, state institutions, and private individuals also suffered.

The investigation has only just begun, but no matter who was behind this action and whatever goal they pursued, we received an instructive lesson.

Yes, attackers can easily damage a huge number of people and they can immobilize services and life support systems. Airlines, public utilities, for example, traffic light control systems can become blackmail victims.

Technology has tied us in a single tangle, and society does not have efficient solutions to emerging challenges. Social development is lagging behind the technical development. Computers that have provided us with great opportunities in irresponsible hands can become weapons of mass destruction.

And the problem is not in them; the problem is in us. Are we able to take control of our own nature, which in the world of global communications continues to live only in personal interests and maniacally seeks benefits at the expense of others?

Until we begin the process of educating Man (Adam) in ourselves, we all will depend on that monkey who holds the “grenade” of our achievements. Only Man will correctly use the global world connection and turn it for the benefit of all.
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France After The Election: What Will Become Of Macron?

laitman_431_05Question: The new prime-minister of France Emmanuel Macron promises to bring back all the characteristics of free France. It is believed that he wasn’t elected as much for his promises as to oppose Marine Le Pen. The fight was against her. What do you think this will lead to? What is your Kabbalistic prediction?

Answer: I can say only one thing: He is the centrist, for both, the left and the right voted for him, liberals and Democrats, conservatives and Republicans, just to not let Le Pen win, because she was actually feared.

It should be remembered that 10 to 15% of the French population is comprised of immigrants from North African and Middle Eastern countries. All of them repelled Le Pen.

The thing is, that the people that brought Macron to power, united to let him win. But uniting to govern the country, this they will not be able to do.

To raise above yourself despite the opposite views so that the left and the right lines would merge into the middle line, above the differences, that is what they will not be able to do; they are not Kabbalists. And that is why everything is doomed to a slow, ever deepening collapse.

Question: So they will start tearing Macron apart?

Answer: Yes. He will start yielding to some, then to others, and as a result, France will become weaker and weaker. Eventually it will be ruled, as Le Pen said, by a woman. That is, probably, how it will happen.

Question: So, you believe, that the left and the right will not be able to unite around Macron?

Answer: They don’t have the system of uniting opposites where each, retaining their individuality, raises above it, and connects with others, opposite themselves.

In our world, this condition does not really exist. We have to teach people how to do it. Therefore, we currently observe a division of the public in half in all the countries prior to elections. The result of the elections is a marginal advantage of one side or the other.

This all leads to an overwhelming polarization of humanity in the world, and people will be forced to find ways of peaceful coexistence. Otherwise, it will result in war.

Question: So you are hinting that, actually, the science of Kabbalah will be needed to bring the opposites together?

Answer: Undoubtedly! Either before or after war.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/11/17

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Trump Against The Judicial System

laitman_245_10In the News (CNN): “Donald Trump turned to his favorite outlet for outrage over the weekend when he blasted out tweets to his 23.9 million followers lambasting the federal judge who temporarily suspended the President’s executive orders on immigration.

“After only three weeks in office, he is launching an unusual attack—not just on a particular ruling, but targeting a specific judge.

“‘Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril,’ Trump wrote. ‘If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!’ Trump wrote.

“The message was clear. If there’s a terrorist attack, it’s the judge’s fault.”

My Comment: His predecessor, the previous president Obama, opened the entry of Muslims into the United States, following which, close to ten million Muslims immigrated to the United States. This could have bad consequences. We know that they have brought no benefit either to the state or the society in any country they have gathered.

Comment: But citizens in the United States have organized demonstrations against the ban on entry…

Response: People who were paid and directed to do this participated in these demonstrations because during the last 30 to 40 years, the media have caused degeneration and “disorientation” among the people so that people no longer know anything. That is why they are going out with fanatical conviction against Trump. They don’t understand that Trump represents a new movement that has ripened in the United States, which includes most of the population who understand that it is impossible to leave the nation in the custody of the liberals. This is even though we see that those “liberals” are ready to destroy anyone who doesn’t support their views.

Half of the people want one thing, and the other half wants something else. The Democrats took advantage of the opportunities that they had, so why don’t they want to allow the other half to run the country if this happened according to the constitution? Where is their pluralism? Pluralism implies a multiplicity of opinions in which it is possible to express every opinion. It has become clear that there is also another opinion that must also be given a place, but they don’t want this. Are they pluralists, liberals, democrats?! They are definitely not! It follows that they are like the fascists. They bought all the media. Is this a democracy? What is possible to brag about here?! This is shameful! After all, it is possible and necessary to convey everything through the legislature, through the political system, and if not, then it is against the law.

Question: As a Kabbalist, you are for a natural equilibrium system. What kind of equilibrium solution can exist here?

Answer: There is absolutely a solution of equilibrium that exists: in addition to the left one, a second, right lever should appear. Let’s call these two sides by their conditional names. There are demonstrators and there is, let’s say, Trump. Even though he is the representative of millions of Americans, including powerful citizens who have no inclination toward violence against others that voted peacefully and quietly, but they still seem not to be heard.

A balanced system would be when the right line, led by Trump, rises in direct proportion to the left line (the Democrats) so that the two lines will be of equal value, and then they will begin to build a middle line between them, an average state. Just as minus and plus exist in nature, they must join together into a single mechanism and create life within it. Then life will flow in cycles in a society in which the right and left lines are connected and they will work in partnership. It is necessary to teach this to the society and its leaders, because this is not found in either Trump nor in Soros who embodies the left line, nor in the others. Everyone will need to learn. But first, it is Trump’s time now.

A separate line there is no life; it is only in the connection between them. And separately the two lines now become fascist. The representatives of one side threaten: “Trump will bring fascism!” And they themselves will not? We see the results. Specifically all of the neoliberals, pluralists, and democrats of today are producing a more extreme right line; they are giving rise to fascism.

Comment: What this means is that the only way is the way of the middle line.

Answer: Yes. But now it is necessary for the right line to rise up and become stable, and then after that to move toward the middle line. To do this, we must reach some kind of balance, studying and working together, just as plus and minus work for a single engine and cause it to rotate. That is how it should be.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/6/16

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