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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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Upon Whom Does The Whole World Depend?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the Arab nations there were a number of revolutions that occurred with the help of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Even now, the same thing is happening with us. In other words, our enemies are using the same achievements of the modern world without declaring war on us. Do we need to conduct a cultural war such as this with them?

Answer: You can do anything you want. But nothing will help! Only if there is really a life and death threat, is it necessary to defend yourself without considering anything else. But simultaneously, it is up to you to move the people towards internal unity.

Then everyone will gradually begin to change their opinion about you, because through connection and unity, you will be connected with the whole world. Then you will channel completely new forces of good, mutual connection, and unity to the whole world, which the world needs so much. And without the power of connection and unity, it will move toward war.

Everyone understands and knows this, but they cannot do anything because other than the people of Israel, nobody has freedom of choice. So the whole world condemns the Jews. The peoples of the world subconsciously feel that they depend on us. And it is not just that they blame us for all the troubles, it is an internal feeling of dependence. For example, if I feel that I depend on a particular person, I am afraid of him, hate him, he doesn’t leave my mind, and I don’t know what to do with this connection. This is precisely what the nations of the world feel about us. This is a fact.

Question: So this means that they are afraid of us?

Answer:  They are frightened, meaning they feel that they cannot annihilate us. If they could, they would wipe us off the face of the Earth. They have tried, but it didn’t work. But this is not the idea; rather, it is a feeling of powerlessness before Israel that everyone feels subconsciously. I have travelled throughout the world, given interviews and lectures at dozens of universities, major newspapers, in the mass media, and I have conversed with scientists, politicians, and sociologists. This is what people feel.

Question: Does this mean that the people of Israel and the nation itself cannot be destroyed?

Answer: The people no, the nation yes. We could quietly be expelled from here. In the meantime, a bilateral world still supposedly exists, but we have no need of anyone. If there were no higher management through which we need to unite on this land, we  already wouldn’t be here.

Nevertheless, from day to day I see how the people of Israel are becoming more and more consolidated internally, more sensitive, and understand that nothing will save them except for the connection and unity between us. They are becoming more prepared to understand, perceive, and hear this idea, and our organization is becoming increasingly capable of explaining this and giving an example.
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From KabTV’s “Confrontation. How it works in reality” 10/28/15

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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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The World Crisis

 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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The Situation In Israel: From Ancient Babylon To Present Day

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Last weekend was relatively quiet, we thought that it was about to end, and here on Sunday we came back with a terrorist at the central bus station in Beer Sheva. When will all of this end?

Answer: The situation will not improve and will even become worse. The problem is that the cause for all these events has not been resolved. A few days ago Ynet  published my article, “Who’s Behind The Situation in Israel?” in which I again explained how we can deal with this situation, rise above all the events, begin to calm the situation, and gain control over it.

The reason for everything that is happening is still the same: the lack of connection and unity among us influences the stability of all parts of nature. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that we affect all of nature; whether it is a tsunami, a volcanic eruption, or a hurricane, we are forming all of this volatility.

After all, only through our unity can we have an influence over all the levels of nature —still, vegetative, animate and human—encouraging people to unite themselves and to connect through mutual participation and concern for one another. And the people of Israel provide all of this.

Many articles and books have been written about this. And this is what I have tried to explain in my article with sayings by Rabbi Abraham Issac HaCohen Kook, Baal HaSulam, quotations from the Babylonian Talmud and other sources that are familiar to all the people of Israel in all generations. They all speak unanimously that it is only unity between us that will bring goodness to all of the people of Israel, and the lack of unity invokes all evil.

Question: What is the connection between unity among the people of Israel and goodness or evil all over the world?

Answer: In the sources, it is written that the moment problems, unrest, riots, and conflicts appeared in ancient Babylon, Abraham began to think: “What has happened to these people who were relatively peaceful until now?” From a desire to understand what was happening in human nature and the world, he discovered that there is only one reason for everything— our ego, which was growing in each person and in everyone all together. It is possible to calm all problems down only through connection and unity above the ego.

The ego is constantly growing, keeping us apart and creating more and more tension between us. This is a law and it is impossible to stop it.

We see that this is truly so, and throughout the history of humanity, for thousands of years, our ego has been growing more and more; people have become more and more distant from each other, even though we became much smarter, more understanding and sensitive, and have developed our lives through technology, commerce, and industry. But at the same time, we have become worse and worse in our nature.

The solution to all problems is only the creation of good and wonderful connections between people. Abraham started this, and as Maimonides wrote, a multitude of people joined him and from whom he created a group that would specifically be involved with connection and union between them.

This group became the people of Israel, a people founded on an ideological principle and born from a social agreement of many people who were strangers to each other. So we now feel ourselves to be relatively alien and divided from each other as long as we don’t work on unity between us.

Abraham determined that if we began to connect with each other, we would influence all the rest of the Babylonians. But they didn’t succeed in this because Nimrod, the King of Babylon, was against it. He thought that the inhabitants of Babylon should disperse and settle all over the face of the Earth to calm down the unrest, but this problem still exists today. However, the wisdom, the method that our father Abraham discovered of how to calm humanity down, still exists and is called the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/18/15

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If the third intifada arises, does this indicate that there are bad relationships among the Jewish people?

Answer: Our relationships with each other remain bad and tension is accumulating all the time until it overflows its banks and hits us. After that it again begins to accumulate until the next time, until it again overflows its banks. How long can this go on?

The Kabbalists say that it will only be for a limited time, and after that we will need to leave this country if we haven’t adapted to it. In the land of Israel we must live like the people of Israel, meaning with love and unity. The moment that we become closer to each other, we will immediately see changes in the world and in the air itself. Even the sun will begin to shine in a special way, the birds will sing, and everyone will begin to relate to us with love, for this is relevant to the entire system of nature. We won’t feel any negative influences, even in the nature of the still, as the rain, wind and sun will only be pleasant and gentle.

Question: Suppose that I now begin to create relationships with my closest neighbors who are Jews like me. How do people in an Arab village who are preparing for the next attack know about this?

Answer: It’s very simple. After all, we are  in a single system in which all of its parts are mutually connected. You are at the peak of the system, so you are carrying out the key function. And everyone is pointing at you because you are not meeting your obligations and are harming everyone with this. If you act correctly, meaning that you unite, then everything will be okay. It is enough for connection and unity between two Jews for the whole world to calm down.

Question: But how will they know about this in the Arab village?

Answer: They don’t need to know about it since they will be influenced by the system, the structure that connects us inside and makes us dependent on each other. It is like a root system that is deep underground connecting all the plants. And an identical root system exists that connects all people.

Question: Does it connect us now with the terrorists?

Answer: It connects us with all of humanity. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us. It explains how the world works and how it is up to us to integrate into this system to manage it. All troubles occur in order to require us to manage the world correctly.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 10/11/15

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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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Emigrating In The Name Of Allah

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (newscom.md): “Speaking at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Ayed said  that the European countries rolled out the ‘red-carpet’ for the Moslem immigrants, not because they were compassionate, but because Europe desperately needs new sources of labor. …

“Today we live in times that let you see the global war on an unimaginable scale, with all the world leaders are like blind bats, helpless and powerless, and are not willing to stop the madness. Any idiot can see the coming Muslim invasion. The whole strange situation with Muslim immigrants – a tactic of war! …

“We will soon trample them under our feet in the name of Allah. …

“We will have children with them because we have to conquer their lands! …

“Ayed said that ‘whether you like it or not’ Americans, Italians, Germans and the French will have to accept the ‘refugees.’ …

“Europe is facing a demographic disaster because its citizens don’t have children anymore. …

“‘Emigrating for the sake of Allah means invading new lands in order to spread Islam there. And in Islam this is considered a very worthy act.'”

My Comment: Everything is happening exactly as it is written in the Torah about the end of days (the correction of the world). Islam will conquer the world and everyone will turn against Israel. The method of correcting the world will be revealed in order to raise the world to the level of mutual unity and the revelation of the Creator.
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