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Human Rights Day

Laitman_414Comment: On December 10, 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and since 1950 this day has been observed as Human Rights Day.

This declaration, which was adopted almost immediately after the terrible WWII that trampled all possible rights, including the right to life of millions of people, has become the first world document that formed the state of human rights.

Answer: 66 years have passed since then and what has the UN done in order to implement it in our lives? Does it educate people in every country to relate to each other in a humane manner, or does it do the opposite? I don’t see that anything positive has happened. They only speak about it and nothing more than that.

People are greatly disappointed with all the declared international days: Coal Miners Day, Veterans Day, etc. It is the same with regard to Human Rights Day.

Question: What are human rights to you?

Answer: Human rights are to understand and attain the meaning of life. One can actually attain it! All the ways are opened for this purpose and I can do it. After all, human rights are not about a person not being hungry, having a roof over his head, having a family, children, education, a pension fund, etc. These are basic things that can easily be provided today for everyone.

If people today understood the meaning of life, they would live a much better life regardless of the UN.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/05/16

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Why Do We Need To Correct A Man If He Was Created In The Image Of The Creator?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Creator created a spiritual prototype of a man called Adam. He was on the level of the quality of complete bestowal and love, i.e., was in equivalence of form with the Creator.

We are called “sons of Adam” and there is a part of him in each of us. Today, we are completely opposite to the Creator and our task is to rediscover the quality of bestowal and love in the connection between us and to rise to the level of an upper force.
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Catch Pokemon, Attain the Creator

laitman_527_03In the News (Pravda.ru): For me, a very interesting experience is Pokemon Go. Until recently, there was a period of immersion in the virtual world, and now it is moving to a desire to get out into the real world. And this Pokemon Go – it’s just about wanting a real dialogue, real reactions, dating is a way of attracting attention and a way to say that I did not do something as an Avatar, but I’m a man and I want to be seen, heard, I want to interact with others, even in such a strange way.

“People also do not have enough positive emotions and some purpose, meaning in life.”

My Comment: A person is playing all the time since he is searching for the meaning of life and self-realization. I am not against the Pokemon game because everything that appears in our world ultimately leads us toward correction.

Question: Can a person find the meaning of life through a game?

Answer: Obviously! The entire wisdom of Kabbalah is a game. It is written that the Creator plays with Leviathan, so we also play with each other. A game is an activity in which I imagine a state in which I am not yet found, like in a theater. We gather together and begin to simulate our spiritual states that are specifically discovered in the connection between us. Even though we have not yet attained that connection, we imagine to ourselves how it will be, how a future society will look in which everyone is connected together, to begin to feel the start of spiritual states. So in this way we attract a unique energy on ourselves that moves us forward physically.

Question: Are we children?

Answer: Certainly! If we realize that we are children and we truly are like children who have long since already become serious adults. We gradually grow when we come into the game because in the future life on a higher level is expected for us, a very good and warm life in which we are no longer just playing a game but a real Pokemon.

This is because the pursuit of Pokemon is a pursuit to discover the Creator! This is essentially what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in. Within us and in our connection with others, we are constantly directing ourselves toward a greater revelation of the Creator. We pursue this until we reach a state in which the Creator begins to be revealed more and more. These are 125 levels of attainment and the discovery of a higher perfected and unlimited state; this is not a pursuit of some kind of ghostly image. Rather, it is a state that changes our lives and takes us out to another dimension.

Question: What leads us forward in this game?

Answer: When a person directs himself toward the inner connection between himself and others, he changes all of his senses this way. We enter into another reality more and more. It is impossible to compare this to running in a park searching for something.

Comment: In spite of it all, this is a tiny additional step for humanity.

Answer: Without a doubt! Various phenomena in our world always give us some kind of advancement. So let’s direct ourselves toward a real search.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/21/16

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Peace Is But A Dream

 Question: How can we stop envying those who live much better lives but refuse to listen to the wisdom of Kabbalah or about spiritual work?

Answer: I can’t imagine living a peaceful life. I am already about 70 years old, I am retired, but why calm down…?! What then? If someone is about to die, there is nothing to be done about it, but what if you want to live more, what then? Should you forget about the meaning of life, not develop, not attain anything, not grow as a human being? A person should have a certain degree of self-respect. Am I a human being or a beast?

Question: Does this mean that life for you is a continuous search?

Answer: I think this that is not only for me. A person needs a good environment that will lead him to that, support him and agree with him. Then life will be interesting and pleasant and he will really do something meaningful in life.

Question: It seems that you are not going to be a fishing enthusiast who fishes all night until dawn.

Answer: I once tried to join a friend who really loved fishing and we went out fishing a couple of times, but I couldn’t find anything that filled me in that.

Question: Is it possible to combine activities?

Answer: You can combine anything. The question is whether a person finds peace in it. I didn’t. I really love music, good cunning comedy films, and good jokes. I love to learn new things. I have visited many places all over the world and found it interesting, although on the other hand, this world is like a point that disappears on the background of the wisdom of Kabbalah. The main thing is that a person has a goal that leads him forward and he grows. A person should do that since we will have to fulfill the plan of creation in any case.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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Undue Risk – Contagious

laitman_945_0Comment: Scientists from the Universities of Melbourne and California have proven that unduly risky behavior is contagious. We see how much gambling, reckless driving on the highways, and even terrorist organizations attract many people because the environment influences us very strongly.

Answer: The idea is not in the influence of the environment, but that the person comes in contact with the unknown in this manner. He feels that there is something unknown that manages him; there is some kind of force found above him. In the monotony of daily life he cannot come in contact with that power. It is only if he tries to break through to it that he can come under its influence and feel a connection with it.

This is a very internal and strong need. What is gambling? If I were to know from the start the benefit or the loss, then this would become a business. The game lies in the fact that I do not know the outcome, and it is my pleasure, and it is desirable, because when I climb over the unknown, I rise above egoism and begin to feel the force of that is above us—the force that controls our world.

This is what throws people into the arms of gambling and terrorist organizations. I am not talking about those who are attracted to a future “paradise” after death, but specifically about those who are looking for adventure or daring scientists who conduct experiments on themselves, etc.

But all of this is very small. A miserable man has no other way to connect with the higher management, a higher purpose, to rise above himself, to escape from himself. What kind of benefit does a person derive from Bungee jumping?

I had an acquaintance who loved jumping without a parachute very much and his friend had to catch him in the air. This gave him inner satisfaction. Fear prevents regular people from doing this, while he explained everything very simply, “I get the pleasure that is higher than the fear; I cannot stop myself!”

Question: Is it possible to direct such people to search for spirituality?

Answer: This is a problem, because seeking spirituality places a person in situations that he creates with his own effort. When he understands his dependence on the upper force, he discovers these states, and then the higher power is revealed to him. But this happens in a very complex inner struggle with serious preparation.

This is not a breakthrough, it is not an adventure; it is life. When the person lives his dependence, he raises himself to the level of the managing upper force and begins to work in partnership with it. Then a “second wind” develops in him. He is found simultaneously in the present, the past, and the future. Everything merges into one single whole. The feeling that fills him removes all impressions of time, movement and location and he feels that he flows permanently in this state.

So when you look at the childish attempts to obtain a “grab a tiger by the tail” feeling, you  realize that people so want to fill themselves for a moment, while this feeling may be tested constantly. In spirituality it is possible to feel this sensation permanently.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/20/16

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New Life #638 – The Good Ones

New Life #638 – The Good Ones
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah obliges us to reach love thy friend as thyself. Mutual guarantee will fill our country with a good spirit. When the connection between us is good, we are compatible with the general good force of nature and can bring it closer.

Once we were as one man in one heart, and when unfounded hate broke out we were destroyed. Now we need to rebuild ourselves. Our good future depends only on the connection between us through which our sense of security will improve and our enemies will be neutralized. Our spiritual leaders explained that if we are connected, no one will want to harm us.

Beyond mutual help, the project of “The Good Ones” also includes a PR campaign, discussion circles, in home meetings, and more. If we stop wanting to kill one another in potential, our neighbors will no longer want to kill us in practice. We will be good to one another and the whole world will be good to us. It is an equation that everything works by.

We have to radiate a spirit of connection and set a good example with our neighbors, at work, on the road, and in the media. There is the potential of goodness in every Israeli; it is in our DNA, and this is how we gathered around Abraham. The “Good Ones” is a positive wave meant to awaken the dormant love that is concealed in us. Mutual help in addition to a PR campaign about why it is important to connect will build a zone of security around us. If we connect, we spur the good force in nature and it balances the evil in us.

We tell our children that they should behave nicely to others, but we actually forget that. Let’s create good waves of connection between us, and they will spread like ripples from Israel to the world.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #638 – The Good Ones,” 10/25/15

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New Life #618 – The Status Of Teachers In Israel

New Life #618 – The Status of Teachers in Israel
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

In the past a teacher was never called by his first name but as “teacher” and was spoken to in third person only. In order to improve the teacher’s status in Israel we need private schools; the state cannot address this issue.

There should be a correlation between the teacher’s salary and his students’ achievements. We [Israel] have lost the title the “nation of the book” long ago, and all we care about now is money. A teacher’s wages should be the same as a doctor’s and even more. The future of the whole society is thrust on the teacher’s’ shoulders.

Why do people leave their job in high-tech in favor of education? Because they feel that they are building something real in education. A child today isn’t not only influenced by his home environment like in the past, but also by the screen that is in the palm of his hand.

If a teacher taught the art of the relations between people in different aspects of our life, he would be greatly appreciated. Parents should be allowed to register their kids in the class of a teacher of their choice. Parents should know everything that happens in school; they should know the teachers and choose the best, etc.

Teachers build the person; they build the next generation. They should be appreciated by all of society.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #618 – The Status of Teachers in Israel,” 8/30/15

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New Life #637 – The Power Of The Media In Shaping Reality

New Life #637 – The Power Of The Media In Shaping Reality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

For generations, communication between people continued to develop. Today the young generation is fed by what they have in their smart phones, so we have lost contact with them. The media controls everything today, and those who control the media control the world, period.

Money runs the media, which runs the world. The anti-Israeli world media coverage stems from the natural inclination to hate the Jews in addition to money. It is impossible to stop what is happening on the Internet since the Internet today is the real means of communication between people.

If the Jews were investors who felt responsibility for the PR on the Internet, we could cope with what is happening there; if we connected around the PR on the net, the connections between us could greatly contribute to our success.

We have to reveal the truth through PR instead of the lies that are spread about Israel. What is more, we have to show everyone how connected we are and thus bring goodwill into the net. We should show that true Islam speaks about “love thy friend as thyself” and that we want to connect with them; we should show the world that the Israelis are connected and that this is where our power lies, and if they learn from us, everyone will benefit from that.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #637 – The Power of the Media in Shaping Reality”

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New Life #640 – Israel And The Storm

New Life #640 – Israel and the Storm
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

We have taken the balance out of nature, thus from time to time some natural catastrophe occurs. It’s not always possible to identify what is coming, neither the intensity nor the kind of catastrophe.

The correction of human relationships will balance all of nature’s systems because man is at the highest level. Man has the strongest influence on nature, and also is the most delicate and vulnerable.

The conflict in the Israeli electric company demonstrates decay in the general society of Israel. We see bad relations everywhere. It’s senseless to blame the electric company workers, since actually the entire Israel society needs correction.

What we need is a general educational process for society in the way of consideration and mutual help, mutual responsibility, and that’s what we do here in our organization.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #640 – Israel and the Storm”

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New Life #636 – How To Be A Good Person

New Life #636 – How To Be A Good Person
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

When people will see that it is impossible to continue living as we do today, the situation will change for the better. Recognition of the evil in our situation can come from life itself, and this will be painful, or from a development of awareness. A good example of the development of awareness sparing one from suffering can be seen in the global campaign against smoking.

Latent in nature is a hidden, positive power that can balance the evil inclination in us, and the wisdom of Kabbalah is a means for discovering it. The good power is called Light, and it makes it possible for a person to control his evil nature, to reach balance. If we want to bring the hidden positive force into our lives, it is worthwhile to approach the wisdom of Kabbalah.

In the discussion circles that are made according to the method of Kabbalah, 10 people together become a detector of the good force. The conversation circles of Kabbalah are a means for awakening the positive force latent in nature and achieving balance.

If we build connection and love in Israel, nobody will be able to harm us; this will acquire true security for us. Why? This is like a body in homeostasis that illnesses cannot approach, for it has a natural immune system. If we balance ourselves internally, the haters of today will become friends; they will feel that it is good to be with us.

A person experiencing a conversation circle through the television or the Internet or who listens to our conversations, approaches balance. The good force balances the evil in us and brings health, tranquility, protection, a good attitude, and wisdom on all levels.

In conclusion, we are facing difficult situations; it is obligatory to learn to balance the evil in us. Kabbalah is the method for doing this.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #636 – How To Be A Good Person,” 10/21/15

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