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Manipulation Of The Masses Through The Media

Dr. Michael laitmanOpinion (Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and anarcho-syndicalist activist):

“Based on the work of American linguist Noam Chomsky, here is a list of “10 strategies of manipulation” by the media:


The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. ‘Keep the public’s attention distracted away from the real social problems and captivated by issues of no importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to the farm with the other animals (citing text “silent weapons for quiet wars”).’


This method is also called ‘problem-reaction-solution.’ This creates a problem, a ‘situation’ due to cause some reaction in the public, so that it is the principal measure that they will want to accept. For example: let develop or intensify urban violence, or arrange bloody attacks, so that the public is focused on the principles of safety, laws and policies to the detriment of freedom. Or also create an economic crisis to accept the necessary evil of recession, loss of social rights and the dismantling of public services.


To make it accept an unacceptable extent, simply apply it gradually, a dropper at a time, in consecutive years. This is how radically new socioeconomic conditions (neoliberalism) were imposed during the 1980s and 1990s: the minimal state, privatization, precariousness, flexibility, mass unemployment, inability to pay decent wages, and many changes that cause a revolution would not have to be implemented all at once.


Another way to make an unpopular decision acceptable is to present it as ‘painful and necessary’ in obtaining immediate public acceptance for a future application. It is easier to accept a future sacrifice than an immediate sacrifice.


Most of the advertising directed at the general public uses discourse, arguments, characters, and particularly children’s intonation, often close to their weaknesses, as if the viewer were a very young child or mentally impaired. The more you mislead the viewer, the more advertising tends to adopt an infantile tone.


Making use of the emotional aspect is a classic technique to cause a short circuit on rational analysis, and finally to the critical sense of individuals. Moreover, the use of emotional register allows you to open the door to the unconscious to deploy graft or ideas, desires, fears and fears, compulsions, or induce behaviors…


Make the public incapable of understanding technologies and methods in order to keep them controlled and in bondage. ‘The quality of education given the lower social classes should be as poor and mediocre as possible so that the gap of ignorance that lies between the lower classes and the upper social classes is and remains out of reach of the lower classes.’


Promoting the public to think that fashion is the act of being stupid, vulgar and uneducated.


Make the individual believe that he alone is to blame for their own misfortune because of the failure of their intelligence, their abilities, or their efforts. Thus, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individuals themselves are helpless and blame themselves, which leads to a depressive state with its effects being to inhibit its action.

My Comment: One can see how great the role of the Internet is in manipulating people. But this only accelerates the exit from the power of Pharaoh or egoism, because our desires and thoughts develop not by the media, but by the law of development, which leads necessarily to the purpose of creation.

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Objective Reality or Common Misconception?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: They try to eliminate the impact of human factors on the results of experiments as much as possible while conducting experimental research. On the contrary, why does Kabbalah put a person at the center of research and connects everything through one?

Answer: It is obvious that everything depends on the perception of a person; however, we forget about this all the time. We understand that our feelings are all we have. We still get confused, thinking that everyone sees the same world and agrees with this picture. So it seems to us that the picture does not depend on our feelings.

Here is where the error lies. We think that if seven billion see the same thing, it is an objective picture. But suppose we look at an object flying in the air and say that its size is two meters. Everyone measures it and agrees with it. Then this object approaches and everyone can see that it is two kilometers in size. But, before when we measured it, we agreed it was two meters in size, thinking that to be the truth.

We perceive the true picture of the world rather than the relative picture based only on general opinion. We do not add that it exists only in relation to our senses, but this is an extremely important addition. Although it is not necessary in our world, we only want to explore the true objective reality outside the world.

An objective reality in our world is what most people think exists.
From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 5/12/14

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The Light Attenuation System

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus,” 20:12: And a man who lies with his daughter in law both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed a depravity; their blood is upon themselves.

“Lies with his daughter in law” means the incorrect connection between the lower and the higher level of the spiritual system.

The lower level can directly contact only with a father and a mother because it has a common direct connection with them. All other communications are considered secondary.

If the lower degree comes into a wrong contact with a higher degree, it results in a short circuit. The lower degree can receive light from the higher degree, only through certain filters, the so-called gradation Tselem (Tzadik, Lamed, Mem),  i.e., the image and likeness. As it is written, “By His own image I created a man.”

The spiritual system is designed so that the Creator comes first, second is His image and likeness, and then the degree of a man. Therefore, the image and likeness are filters, the system of gradual reduction of an impact towards a person to the point where one becomes something similar to the Creator but still remains at a lower level than the Creator.

This is a light attenuation system of filters, which are divided into many categories, such as, the quality of light, its amount on the left and right lines, etc. While explaining this system, Baal HaSulam gives an example of a person who can look at the sun only through special sunglasses.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/23/14

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A Wisdom That Guarantees Success In Life

laitman_214Question: Only two groups are interested in the Creator: religious people or great scientists who study nature, people like Einstein who are trying to understand whether an upper force exists and are trying to find it. But all the other people aren’t interested in the Creator at all. How does He affect the daily life of an ordinary person?

Answer: This question has nothing to do with whether a person is religious or not. He lives and goes through different phases of development throughout his life together with all of humanity. If he discovers and knows at least according to which laws he and all of humanity develop, he will be able to manage his life more successfully.

By knowing what is expected the next day or two days in advance, where everything is moving to and advancing, he will be able to manage better. Suppose you wanted to know which profession is better for your son when he finishes school. Everything will be clear to you: how to study, what to study, what is better to buy. Everything will be known in advance since you will discover the general plan according to which you develop and you will be included in its stream.

Therefore, the revelation of the Creator is essential for every human being. Today we experience so many failures because we operate blindly. All of humanity is acting blindly despite all the high technology, the great sufferings it has undergone, and the rich bitter experience it has accumulated, all because it doesn’t know the plan of nature.

No one is expecting us to bow to the upper force like in religion. We have to discover it and to get to know it in order to ease our life and to prepare our children for an even better life. Otherwise life will become worse from one generation to the next.

Our children’s life will undoubtedly be much worse than ours. Fifty or sixty years ago we thought that life would gradually improve and that humanity would make new discoveries and achieve greater successes, that there would be no more world wars, and that the world would be a wonderful place. But suddenly we see that everything is actually the opposite.

Attaining the Creator is actually attaining nature, attaining the general plan. This opens our eyes and allows us to see the world we are actually living in, who manages it, and the network we live in. All that helps us become more successful, which is what humanity needs so much these days since it suffering.

We feel that we are increasingly more connected among us in global connections and don’t know how to break free. The EU now wants to break apart after many unsuccessful attempts to unite, but that will harm all the countries. This is all because they don’t know how to unite correctly so that it will be good for everyone.

The plan of how to connect to the good is called the wisdom of Kabbalah. I recommend it to everyone. After all, every person wants to succeed in life and the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to do so. This will be absolute success, which will not harm others not like today when we succeed at the expense of the failure of everyone else.

The chosen people are the people who have the plan of correction and we have to know it. In addition to that, being chosen means that we have to bring this plan to all of humanity. As long as we don’t do that, they will hate us and pressure us more and more. This is only the beginning of the general global pressure.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is meant for the most ordinary person and has nothing to do with religion: not Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and not to any Eastern philosophies or any mysticism. It is only about the revelation of the upper force to every human being.

Thanks to this revelation, a person will no longer make mistakes in life. What is more, he will begin to discover the upper dimension and understand that our life doesn’t end with the death of the physical body. If it were so, then what would be the meaning of this limited existence for several decades, which one lives through with great pain and wars.

The meaning is that we should ascend to the next level during our life in this world. It is not the level of the physical world anymore but a level of consciousness, a new level of sensations. We ascend to a different dimension, discover new horizons, a new world.

This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah invites everyone to, to the revelation of the upper force and the attainment of the Creator, the revelation of eternity and wholeness in nature.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/18/14

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Life In An Aquarium

laitman_928Question: The picture that you draw is depressing and even angers me. Is it really so, that all of my perception of the world is absolutely subjective and limited by my sensations?

Answer: Why does the perception of our world depress you? If we look at a fish in an aquarium, it lives calmly. For him, this aquarium, the water, and everything in it is his life.

A fish wants to live and take care of itself; it is satisfied with life in an aquarium. This is because it is important to it for there to be water saturated with oxygen and food. And it doesn’t want anything more.

The aquarium is his world. The fish doesn’t know what is to be found and what exists outside of the aquarium. That is how we also live in this world, in such an aquarium without knowing what is happening outside of it. The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science about the perception of reality that makes it possible for a person to expand his horizons.

Question: But the life of a fish in an aquarium doesn’t anger him. Why are we worried about what is found behind its walls?

Answer: This is because we have been chosen from all people to be born and develop such a desire that goes outside of the aquarium. We want to go out of the aquarium and discover what exists outside of it. This is a new desire that is irrelevant to a person in this world. It already belongs to the next level that is outside of our bodies; and that is what we need to explore.

I feel that I must discover what is concealed there, behind the glass of the aquarium. This life within the aquarium chokes me and I feel as if I am in a prison. I would prefer to die than to live a life like this because my desire is much greater than what can be fulfilled in this world.

I want to get knowledge and a feeling of a wider reality, of the outside world. And so I feel myself in this world as if I am locked in a dungeon or buried alive. Even though I am alive, I feel as if I am in a narrow coffin and am trying to break out of it.

There are people for whom life in an aquarium is absolutely enough for them; they are 99% of all of humanity.

Question: But aren’t all people dissatisfied about something?

Answer: They are dissatisfied that food wasn’t put into the aquarium on time and that the pump supplies oxygen poorly. Their desire is not developed beyond this. But there are people whose desire is much greater and they want to discover what is found beyond the limits of the aquarium.
From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 5/12/14

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Revealing The Laws Of Unity

laitman_934Even when we returned to our land, we, the Jewish nation, still maintained the cultures of other nations, those that we “absorbed” during thousands of years. We are speaking about the transition period: We must behave in this way since we, in the meantime, are not able to release ourselves from the borrowed customs and habits and return to our authentic uniqueness.

We will still need to renew our acquaintance with our original culture, where internally we begin to get closer to each other.

Question: What is the essence, the inner point, of this culture?

Answer: Its foundation is the desire to unite and connect, in order to discover the Creator within our positive connection. We are speaking here of connection and unity according to the way of Kabbalah, and especially according to the writings of Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag. He described in a detailed way how one needs to act; these laws in general have been known as far back as the days of Abraham.

His followers united, and thus united the groups that studied the wisdom of Kabbalah: disciples of the Ramchal, of the Ari, of Rabbi Shimon who wrote The Book of the Zohar, and the other groups of disciples.

This system is expressed in the ascension of man above himself for the benefit of uniting with others. This is something we must actualize first and foremost on our own. When we succeed, even a little bit, then slowly, slowly, within our connection, we will discover all kinds of laws of this unique and special society.

These laws are not written in books of law, but we discover them by ourselves: how one needs to build life, to arrange family life, to educate children, design relations towards the nation and the world.  All of this we learn ourselves, by us trying to unite according to the advice, the conditions, and laws that the Kabbalists describe to us. This is a practical experiment and it leads us along the way.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/28/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.12.15

Writings of Rabash, Shlavei HaSulam,” “Who Causes the Prayer” 

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The Book of Zohar  – Selected Excerpts, “Prayer,” Item 164 

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