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The Man Of The Future

laitman_214Question: What criteria will society assess a person in the future? According to his wealth, his looks, or his status?

Answer: I don’t think people will relate to physical appearance in the future, not even men. This will gradually disappear from our perception and it will include only the internal attributes of a person and his correct internal balance.

A person’s behavior and character will be the outcome of his internal state because not only will he begin to relate to everything correctly, but he will also aspire to bring the whole world to the middle line.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16

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Where Does The Program Of Development Lead Us? Part 3

laitman_941Question: How will connecting into the circle affect the feelings of the people and bring them happiness and satisfaction?

Answer: In the connection between themselves, people will feel life on a higher level, above this entire world, as it is written, “You will see your world in this life.”

While living in the physical body in this world we attain a sensation of a new reality and right away start feeling a new degree, above our body, beyond it. Thus we transition from the sensations of this world to the sensation of the upper world.

Eventually our body fulfills its purpose and dies, like any other animal, yet the human within us already reaches the spiritual life. That is the goal of the wisdom of Kabbalah, to which a person cannot come by himself. We need to obtain this method from Above, from the next degree.

Question: If eventually one has to reach a spiritual life, why do we have to go though such a long process of development in this world in physical bodies?

Answer: We have to attain a spiritual degree by ourselves. If we were to develop toward it naturally, intuitively, like the vegetative from the still or the animate from the vegetative, we would  have remained inside nature. Man has the possibility to go against his nature and build something that contradicts it.

The entire nature is egoistic, in it each exists only for his or her sake. We want to reveal a new form of existence, opposite to our former nature. This is a so-called spiritual and it is the form of man, Adam, as it is similar to (Domeh) to the upper force of nature, which is pure bestowal and love.

Question: What is the relationship between the reality we feel now and the spiritual state that should clothe us? Will we continue to live a regular life in this world?

Answer: This is an absolutely different form of existence, in different dimensions. It is eternal and perfect, beyond any restrictions and boundaries. This form is mentioned in cosmology and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Science slightly touches the concepts that are beyond time, movement, and space. Human psychology is freed from all these restrictions and we transition to a new psychology: from introvert to extravert, to the sensations outside us.

Question: Speaking of the future state of humanity, how will people relate to each other after they connect?

Answer: Everybody will treat others absolutely like himself. It will be a form of a circle, in which all are equal.

Question: How is it possible if we are not equal; every person is unique.

Answer: Everyone is unique by nature, but we reach a universal equality because we love each other, each according to his or her abilities.

Question: Humanity has been talking about love of thy neighbor for thousands of years, but it hasn’t materialized yet. How is Kabbalah going to make it a reality?

Answer: It’s true, the idea of loving thy neighbor has been around for the past six thousand years. But in our time, we have reached complete disappointment with our development, our existence on this earth. And now people are starting to ask, “What are we living for and why?”

If previously a person used to be preoccupied with what to buy and acquire, nowadays he asks about the meaning of his or her life. In the face of full material abundance, people feel disappointment and emptiness, which further locks them inside themselves and brings further separation. The future form of humanity is fully connected and integral, which is directly opposite to what we have today.

And that is why the method that attracts a special external force, what is called the Light that Reforms, the force of Light that starts working upon us and solders us with each other.

All that a person needs to know today is how everyone can connect together in order to reveal the upper dimension. Humanity has to enter it and be born in a new world. That is why the word “crisis” translates as “birth.”
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From the TV Program “A New Life”,  09/06/2016

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New Life #522 – From A New Society To A New Family

New Life #522 – From A New Society To A New Family
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

In the last decades we have gone through a dramatic change. Outbreaks, fights, and family conflicts have become commonplace.

Summary

The solution to problems in the family will be found only when we know where nature is leading us, what the law of equivalence of form is, and we equalize our form with Him. All of us must become one big family. When we build a new society, families will get along, there will be love, consideration, and reciprocity; everything that we want to be in the family we must create in society by ourselves.

In the society we are building, every person will begin the day with 15 minutes of watching something about corrected interpersonal relationships. After that at work, the day will begin with a connection workshop about the right relationships between people.

At the end of the day we will move on to a workshop that will prepare us to return home and how to act calmly and to relate to the members of the family at home. Nationwide social education processes like these will bring us to the feeling of a wonderful life; we will be in the clouds. This will heal our connections with the members of the family and co-workers and will also buy security for us.

The direction is: each one must see how he transcends his egoism to a higher life. So that each one will have the forces to relate to the family at home nicely, social support is needed. This future state will be called the next world, a corrected world in which the force of bestowal and love will prevail among us.

Without a nationwide process of social education, no family will succeed in contending with the growing egoism alone. The growing ego will bring every member of the family to close himself off in his own corner without any connection to the others. It is worthwhile conducting a family workshop: Let’s talk about what a good family is, what will let us make concessions, and so on….

Only the education of the people will bring education of the family. The direction is: All of us are friends; all of us are family.
From KabTV’s “New Life #522 – In Honor Of Family Day – From A New Society To A New Family,” 2/15/15

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Why Is The Blame On Us?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It isn’t enough that the whole world blames us Israelis for everything that is happening in Israel,  and even the wisdom of Kabbalah says that the Jews are to blame for everything. I would like to understand what exactly are we to blame for? You say that we are divided, but I am familiar with many good people who are friendly and help each other.

Answer: You are absolutely right, from your external point of view of the world. But if we go deeper into the system that connects all of humanity and manages all of nature, then it will be clear that the Jews are that very part through which the general force of nature influences and acts upon everything else. So if the Jews don’t behave correctly, all the rest suffer. Imagine yourself a small nation, a small group, that don’t unite well or correctly among themselves. So all the influences that pass through them to humanity go out negatively and lead to separation, opposition, and mutual hostility.

The wisdom of Kabbalah explains these laws, opens our eyes, and allows us to penetrate into the system and see the cause. From the point of view of your ordinary logic, you are right. But if we look further inside, we find justification for everything that is said in the Kabbalistic sources.

I relate to this like a scientist. My first profession was in biocybernetics, the second was in general philosophy and the wisdom of Kabbalah. in addition, I have a doctoral degree in ontology, the science of the general structure of the universe. When you study all these sciences, you begin to see how everything is organized such that all of the power of bestowal for the entire world moves through a group called the people of Israel.

This group determines everything: as much as it is connected, the whole world is also connected. If the Jews are divided and even hate each other, then the whole world will also be like this. The world justly blames Jews, because they instinctively feel that everything depends on us. Anti-Semitism and the negative attitude of the peoples of the world towards Israel indicate that they feel themselves dependent on the people of Israel. I understand that it is insulting to you to hear that they are blaming you for everything; I also used to think like you. But come, let’s not be short-sighted! The study of nature obligates us to agree with everything that is written in the Kabbalistic sources, the inner part of the Torah.

Question: Do you mean that we need to begin living in communes? Are you talking about unity like this?

Answer: No, we are not talking about creating communes. We only need to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and to begin to look at the world with different eyes, to see the internal system that manages all of humanity. Then your view changes and you will understand how much everything depends on you.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/18/15

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From Crisis To Birth

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (To The Death Media):: It must be finally getting crunch time for the primary central banks around the world because on Oct. 10, the G30 group of global money printers admitted in a detailed report that the tens of trillions of dollars, euros, yen, and other currencies they have infused into the system has done absolutely nothing for local economies, and instead has accomplished what alternative economists stated would happen from the very beginning…

“Create asset bubbles, un-payable debt, and assure that there would be no sustainable growth. …

“Central banks have never had the primary purpose of protecting an economy , or judiciously regulating a nation’s money supply.  Instead their purpose, going back to their creations over the past 400 years, has been to protect private banks and through the tool of inflation, steal the wealth of a given country and then move on to new fields that are untouched by their locust instincts.  And with the U.S., Europe, Japan, and others standing on the precipice of near complete insolvency, the sociopaths within the global central banks are trying their best to deflect their failures onto someone else, and act like the results the world is experiencing was not their fault.”

My Comment: It is wonderful to discover that the egoistic world is collapsing and an altruistic world is being born. Even more wonderful is the help that is making its birth easier through the unity of those who want to be born together within a single new body, desire.
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 Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom the News (radonezh.ru ): “The world is in a difficult situation, problems are everywhere and the situation is becoming more severe. Whoever is managing the Earth is playing cunning tricks on us to continue to hold us in bondage. It is too late to discuss the problem of developing stability while conducting a war. The world requires a new consensus.

“We are living in a fragile world that is developing rapidly, with stability decreasing, with this becoming the new norm of our lives. Globalization has stopped providing its dividends. The United States is joining with 40 nations and negotiating trans-Atlantic free trade with the European Union. Russia is making its own Eastern-European union. China is also interested in it, and these blocs will compete. There is nothing good for the individual. The world is on the verge of the destruction of the basic economic paradigm of development. In the history of Europe there have been two cases like these in the past 2,000 years. These are the destruction between the 9th and 11th centuries, when the ancient economic model was replaced by a feudal model, and between the 16th and 17th centuries, when the feudal model was replaced by the capitalist model. Today the mechanism of capitalistic development is exiting. But as happens every time, this will continue for a few centuries and bring severe disasters. The peak of the crisis will be in the middle of 2016, with the possibility of the collapse of the financial system.”

My Comment: The collapse of the existing society with all its egoistic connections and forms must happen, and the sooner it happens, the better it will be for all of us. Because in that case, the collapse will be softer. The existing systems are based on the egoistic nature of humanity, and it must be understood that it has completely broken down.

We ourselves must want to change our nature, because that is precisely the locus of each against all, compelling everyone to build his own happiness on someone else’s misfortunes, causing a collision between nations and entire continents. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to move to the new world rapidly and happily, for the good of everyone.
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On The Threshold Of A Third Intifada – Part 9 “A Fortified Wall“

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I don’t understand what I can do now personally to stop the terrorism?

Answer: We need to come and study. It isn’t possible to explain the entire wisdom of Kabbalah in a few words. But the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks only about carrying out the general and essential law of nature called, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). In other words, it explains that all parts of nature are connected together through good and fine relationships that complement each other  and it is specifically the people of Israel who are responsible for this connection.

Question: Suppose I start studying today, will the attacks in Israel continue and will people continue to be killed?

Answer: We have no other means for stopping the attacks other than learning how to love others. Nothing else will help us and the situation will only continue to become more severe. They won’t even let us oppose the terrorism in any way, since the whole world will be against us.

Next time, this wave of terrorism will be much worse. I don’t want to frighten you, but you need to understand that the situation will not change for the better. There is no reason to hope that leaders of the various nations will change and our situation will improve. This will not help, because everything depends only on us, as it is written, “The hearts of princes and kings are in the hands of the Creator” (Proverbs 21:1). So we should examine how we, meaning you and I, can manage the world.

Question: It is interesting that year after year new politicians appear who promise to solve this problem through different methods. But in the end, in the best of circumstances, everything stays as it was, and most of the time it only gets worse. But are you saying that only studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, meaning the method of connection and unity, can help?

Answer: That is how we compel all the rest of the peoples of the world to relate well to the people of Israel. This will influence our neighbors, without explanations and negotiations, and this will appease the mood in every Arab village or in Afula, Nazareth, Jaffa, and Jerusalem.

If we want them to calm down and even more that this, become our helpers and friends, we can do it: we only need to begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah.

In the book, Shem MiShmuel by Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein from Sochatchov, it is written that” if Israel returns to unity, then hostile forces will have no possibility of harming them, for when they become one person with one heart, they are like a fortified wall before all the forces of evil.”

And this is not just the force of egoistic unity, which we see in this world, as in the Mafia. This unity makes us like the upper force of nature, and thus we gain the ability to influence the whole world.

Thus we assure that all unite and connect. By achieving unity between all the Jews, without any words, we enter into the natural order that also obligates everyone to unite.

Baal HaSulam writes that the people of Israel were created as a link, and to the degree that it corrects itself, it transfers its power to all the other peoples of the world, without a word. It is enough for us to unite amongst ourselves in order to influence the entire world in a good way. And we get a negative response from the world when our people remain separated and haven’t united them.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/11/15

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How Can We Change The Situation In Israel: Guerrilla Warfare

Dr. Michael LaitmanComment: Throughout the history of the Jewish people, there have been continuous wars, terrorist attacks, etc. These events don’t complement one another and accumulate, but are constantly moving in different directions. Operation Protective Edge ended not too long ago and suddenly we are faced with individual terrorist attacks, which is a much more serious problem. You don’t know where to run to because they come unexpectedly.

Answer: We are facing what is often called guerrilla warfare, which is much worse than ordinary war, because you are weaker against it. You cannot fight against it with a regular army and the police too are powerless. Although they try to be everywhere, it is impossible to foresee where an individual terrorist will show up with a knife, a hammer, an ax, or stones in his pocket.

The terrorists main aim is to spread fear and thus assert power over us. This is a clearly verified ideology that includes careful preparation of young people who can be easily lured into an ideological trap and quickly sent to carry out their mission. What is more, these are not single, anarchistic individuals but young people who carry out the plan of ISIS.

ISIS is a very strong and serious ideological movement with billions of dollars. They have a huge army, a lot of armed soldiers equipped with all kinds of weapons.

They have teams of computer experts, ideologists, economists, and lawyers. The fact that this organization has no state structure is working to their advantage.

The supranational structure, which today, like cancer, is seeping into many countries of the world. We can see how it is gradually penetrating Europe and is beginning to quietly and indirectly express seemingly innocent demands: “Give us food, an allowance, a place where we can pray.” Their main objective is to increase the number of refugees among the local population. The moment their number grows to more than 10% of the population, they will begin to demand that the whole country obey them, and if not, they will use force.

But these are all invasive actions and are the reason that they are so feared, like in Russia for example. It is because the unique psychology of the Russian people will be attracted to it, especially where there are vast areas like Tatarstan, Chechnya and others that are very influential and penetrate every sector of society.

I think this compelled the Russians intervene in the situation in Syria. Not so much as their desire to occupy their bases to confront the Americans, but from the fear is that this ideology will begin to sprout in Russia.

But there will certainly be problems here in Israel as a result of Russia’s involvement in Iraq and Syria because the immigrants are already starting to flow from there. Russia will force them to spread worldwide, thus bringing them closer to our borders. What is happening on our streets now is a result of this political process.

If we look at the more internal layers, the root where the problem stems from, we will delve into the fine and delicate structures of the world that tell us why humans are controlled by nature to such a great extent, why we are in such psychological and ideological conflicts, and why this is the way we solve our problems. It is our job to find this out.
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From KabTV’s “The Current Emergency Situation In Israel” 10/14/15

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Western Values Are Losing Their Influence In The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Steven Erlanger, NY Times): “The West is suddenly suffused with self-doubt.

“Centuries of superiority and global influence appeared to reach a new summit with the collapse of the Soviet Union, as the countries, values and civilization of the West appeared to have won the dark, difficult battle with Communism.

That victory seemed especially sweet after the turn of China toward capitalism, which many thought presaged a slow evolution to middle-class demands for individual rights and transparent justice — toward a form of democracy. But is the embrace of Western values inevitable? Are Western values, essentially Judeo-Christian ones, truly universal?

“The history of the last decade is a bracing antidote to such easy thinking. The rise of authoritarian capitalism has been a blow to assumptions, made popular by Francis Fukuyama, that liberal democracy has proved to be the most reliable and lasting political system.

“With the collapse of Communism, ‘what we may be witnessing,’ Mr. Fukuyama wrote hopefully in 1989, ‘is the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.’

“But couple the tightening of Chinese authoritarianism with Russia’s turn toward revanchism and dictatorship, and then add the rise of radical Islam, and the grand victory of Western liberalism can seem hollow, its values under threat even within its own societies.

“The recent flood of migrants and Syrian asylum seekers were welcomed in much of Europe, especially Germany and Austria. But it also prompted criticism from a number of less prosperous European countries, a backlash from the far right and new anxieties about the growing influence of Islam, and radical Islamists, in Europe. …

“’Nineteen-eighty-nine was perceived as the victory of universalism, the end of history, but for all the others in the world it wasn’t a post-Cold War world but a post-colonial one,’ said Ivan Krastev, director of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a contributing opinion writer for The Times.

“It seemed to many in Asia and Africa to be the end of Western ideological supremacy, given that liberalism and Communism are both Western creations with universal ambitions.”

My Comment: It is now impossible to stop the flow of immigrants to the EU. The new values are neither European nor American, but above this world, and they will be born to a new world.
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The Transition Of Society To A New Quality

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (worldcrisis.ru): “Changing the phases of development in the chain, “Archaic Tradition, Modern, Postmodern” means the transition of society to a new quality. It occurs when a new phase ripens in the depths of the old one. That is, the story is an ongoing process, just from time to time, we note that the world has a fundamentally different.

“You should also be aware that there is a change in the phase of development in the world simultaneously. Some countries – ahead of others are drawn to them. Because the lagging have only three choices: become slaves to the leaders, somehow keep up with the leaders to preserve a certain independence, throw a challenge to the leader on the basis of an alternative model of the future.

“In each country different people and social groups ‘enter’ a new phase at different times. Someone is still in the old system cost, while others – mentally. The recognition of the changes lags behind the changes. …

“Currently there is a transition from the industrial phase to the next. It is called ‘post-industrial.’ But some argue that the post-industrial phase, has already passed, and moved to another. And they bring dozens of different names for it. You could say that it is – a question of terminology. …

“The term ‘industrialization’ does not imply ambiguity. That is – most people move from rural to urban areas for mass industrial production. Regardless of whether you personally like the results of this production or not.

“What do we see today? Developed countries have destroyed their industry, and transferred production to poor countries, industrialization is not yet past. In the backward agrarian countries are unspent resources for modernization. These are people who are willing to work for pennies in the city only for the opportunity to not live in a traditional village, with its hellish work. …

“The West led the production in poor countries, leaving behind control through financial and technological superiority

“In the transition from industrialism to post-industrialism many in manufacturing will simply will not be needed. And many others require renovation. Then we have to release people from outdated industries and retrain them for a new part of the economy, and some will have to adapt to a different type of existence. The automated economy needs a few highly qualified specialists. The rest will be unemployed.

“In this scheme, financial capitalism is not working. As has been explained many times by Mikhail Khazin. You can not control the people with money, when some people work, while others receive benefits free of charge. As a consequence, there is no need to build consumer and release huge amounts of unnecessary goods. …

“This post-industrialism will come when financial capitalism is eliminated. When it collapses. Then power over people will be on the senses:  things with  cultural, religious, and  ideological significance. There will be a key factor in the change of domination – it will mean a real transition to a new phase of development. …

“Soon after the financial collapse, moderation and temperance in all things, as regards consumption will become the mainstream propaganda. People will consume only what they really need.”

My Comment: Everything fits the Kabbalistic model of the future society, with the exception of the social structure and control; there will be a society of people who are mutually connected through good relationships and the commitment to continuously improve the connections between them. In this way, they will discover the upper world between them under the leadership and guidance of the Kabbalistic method.
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