8 Questions on Life, Meaning, Evolution, UFOs, the Global Crisis, Ecological Disasters and Humanity’s Future

8 QuestionsEarth & Universe, a web portal containing information on the global crisis and fundamental issues of existence, sent me a questionnaire as part of an effort to gather answers from people recognized in certain fields on various pressing global questions. The following is the questionnaire with my answers:

What is the most important thing to you in life?
Disseminating the method of correcting egoism throughout the world. Man’s egoism is the root of all the evil in the world, and only its correction will bring people happiness.

In your opinion, what is the meaning of life?
The meaning of every person’s life is to correct oneself – to attain love toward everything around you.

Do you believe in evolution? Why or why not?
I believe that human beings evolved from apes, as explained by ancient Kabbalistic sources written long before Darwin. However, this evolution was not triggered by spontaneous, natural development of apes, but rather because this species of animals had initially contained informational data about the species that would develop out of it in the future – the human.

Do you believe in UFOs?
It’s possible that there is life outside Earth, but I won’t believe in it until it is discovered and ascertained as a fact. As a scientist, I rely only on facts.

In your opinion, what or who is the reason for the existence of pedophiles, homeless children, hunger, hatred, war, terrorism, corruption, poverty, national and religious extremism, and other forms of injustice? And why has no one been able to defeat these evils?
All the evil that exists in the world is caused by human nature. Throughout history, man’s egoism has constantly increased and developed, urging man to develop society, and to master and rule the surrounding environment. We don’t have the power or means to tame our egoism on our own.

What can save the planet from ecological disaster?
Our planet can be saved from ecological disaster only by changing our attitude to the environment, people and nature – from hatred and the desire to use everything for our own narrow benefit, to universal bestowal and love.

Over two million people from 57 countries currently study with the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Our daily lessons and broadcasts are simultaneously translated into nine languages. We have to create a committee for saving the planet as soon as possible, and gain access to the mass media in order to provide education to everyone on the planet about the correct way to co-exist.

How do you see the future of the world and humanity, and what would you like it to be?
In the future, all people will clearly discover that they are absolutely connected elements of a single system, dependent on each other like cogwheels within one mechanism. As a result, all of their actions and thoughts will be determined by the total inter-dependence that they will have revealed. This will compel everyone to reach a common opinion, plan and action to transform the world.

What’s your favorite quote?
Life is possible only on the condition that there is full harmony among all its parts, just like in a single, whole organism. This is defined by the Biblical verse, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” This verse is not talking about a high moral level, but the law of life’s existence.

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The Structure of the World Is Simpler than You Think

The Structure of the WorldThe structure of the world is simple, because it’s perfect, and at the same time, it is extremely complex for the very same reason. Its simplicity needs to be attained, and such attainment depends on one’s similarity to the world and understanding of it.

However, as long as our consciousness remains uncorrected, we will continue complicating the picture of the world, inventing all kinds of theories (like String Theory and parallel universes, to name just two out of thousands). The world appearing before us is the world we, and only we, imagine. We can never understand what it’s like outside us. In other words, we can never understand the world outside of our our sensations and reason.

There is, however, a different world – and we can feel it if we acquire different perceptions or qualities.

According to different sensations, we can imagine the world according to a different reason. Right now, however, we are incapable of reproducing such a sensation within us.

The purpose of this world’s existence and development is to transform into a different world.

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Breathe in that Antidepressive Incense

Breathe in that Antidepressive IncenseNews Story: Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses

“Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.

‘In spite of information stemming from ancient texts, constituents of Bosweilla had not been investigated for psychoactivity,’ said Raphael Mechoulam, one of the research study’s co-authors. ‘We found that incensole acetate, a Boswellia resin constituent, when tested in mice lowers anxiety and causes antidepressive-like behavior. Apparently, most present day worshipers assume that incense burning has only a symbolic meaning.'”

My Comment: So this is how religion has been tricking us all along!

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