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Singles Versus Families

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (Presz Pospolita): “In the Western nations there was a form of responsibility that worked previously which took into account the possibility that one allowed another to use part of his freedom in exchange for allowing the reciprocal possibility. Freedom is optional now, it belongs in the category of being a right.

“A free person is someone who reveals a readiness to subjugate himself and those around him in the pursuit of attaining something better. Previous cooperation is changed into stiff competition. Freedom becomes egoism, altruism becomes subjugation. The progressives call a family based on mutual altruism among its members, patriarchal slavery.

“The differences between the roles of men and women became less rigid. Aggressive competition leads to a lack of common goals, a lack of closeness and support. A single person is happier when he feels that he is living correctly, so he conducts war everywhere against the family and its foundation.

“Single people are a product of the welfare state which has collapsed, created following a competitive struggle for survival. The more single people there are, the more rigid and sharp the struggle. They are the reason for the breakdown of society, like a building in which the common good has lost its value, and in its place come the egoistic interests of single people.

“Egoism is a characteristic that typifies a lack of maturity and childishness. It is easy to manipulate immature people. The flexibility and the rightness of their actions, which developed following a lack of familial obligations, is a great advantage.

“A single person in his closed space is not as happy as he seems, but he is not ready to recognize this. If being single is a conscious choice, then it cannot be considered a sign of happiness and a desire to be free. Rather, it indicates the existence of emotional problems, since people were not created to be single and live in solitude.”

My Comment: I think the destruction of families is the result of the growing egoism, as is the growing violence of people and nations. All of this brings us to a need to rethink the essence of our development and the need to find a solution. This solution is applying the principle of unity above all the defects and contradictions in everyone and society as a whole.
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The EU Is An Empire

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (pravda.ru): “There is a change of power in the EU member states. The voters prefer candidates from the ‘left.’ After the new leaders gain control, they find themselves under pressure from all kinds of creditors.

“The German banks are implementing financial schemes which force the national governments to be rigidly dependent on them. This activity hangs all of the countries of the southern region of the European Union “’on the hook.’ The EU was established as an alliance based on democracy, but, in fact, it emerges as a creation that is more clearly reminiscent of an empire.”

My comment: I think that it cannot be otherwise because there was no thought given to union but only economic unity, and even then only  limited economic unity. But the conditions for an integral world cannot be limited to such one-sided connections.
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Providing Spiritual Nourishment To Humanity

laitman_546_01In the News (wordcrisis.ru): “Up until about a century ago, 85 – 90% of the population was involved in agriculture and feeding everyone. Today only 5% of the population is involved with agriculture; and they feed the entire world.

“The next stage is industrial. Automation of production and the use of new technologies has made thousands of jobs superfluous. Today a multitude of people are working at jobs that are maintained, or even created, specifically to pay salaries to people. Everything is done so that there won’t be unemployment which would lead to disturbances in the streets.

“Mobilizing resources for maintaining these useless jobs, requires nations to have all kinds of debt programs, selling natural resources and the like. The principle of payment in exchange for work has stopped working. For this reason Capitalism has stopped working and will be replaced by a planned economy of distribution which doesn’t require a constant accumulation of needs.

“When superfluous products disappear from the market, products that are produced only to increase sales, and the technology of planned obsolescence is removed from vital products, 10% of the population will be enough for industrial production.

“An answer to the question of what to do with all the rest of the people, depends on the ideological bias of whoever answers. The answer of the fascists: Annihilate the superfluous. The answer of the Liberals: Turn the superfluous into chips (like a computer chip into which information is inserted), prevent access to education, force on them ideas about “living for myself” so they will gradually die. The answer of the Communists: It is not necessary to annihilate or isolate through a special culture.

“It is found that if the chosen elite of the population will pay itself by itself through a selection of the new elites, then it will wither away and withdraw from the general population. This is the law of regression and degeneration of the elite which shapes itself. But if they select the elite and don’t pay them, then things will be even worse.

“The picture of a post-scientific world must unite within it knowledge about the world, the general rules of behavior and understanding. In the modern era, as a substitute for religion, ideologies developed. Something new must come now as a substitute for ideologies. Society should have a general picture of the world. The main task is not the beneficial exploitation of people who are not needed, but to find a new idea. Those people who provide an idea like this to the world will have tremendous authority.”

My Comment: And I say that there are a people like this (the people of Israel). It has an idea (the wisdom of Kabbalah), which is taken from nature and so it is the only right idea. The people lost this idea and therefore it is said that they “went into exile,” an exile from the idea. It must discover the idea for itself and for the whole world after that. Everything is going towards this. But the discovery of this idea, its adaptation, and its absorption can be long and agonizing. On the other hand, it can be short and easy (the way of Light). This depends only on us, the experts in the wisdom of Kabbalah.
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Independence Day: How To Be Independent

Laitman_931-01There are many forms of independence in our world—economic, political, social and so forth—but this is fictitious independence. A person searches for his independence all his life, but actually is limited in every sense, which is the reason that we need a different approach for becoming independent.

The Israeli nation can only be independent within the state of Israel because geographically it is our land. If we connect and unite in our land when we are allowed to do so by the upper Providence, then, of course, we can be truly independent here and now—truly independent and not fictitiously.

In this land, we must set an example of true independence for the entire world because there is nothing more sublime than this attribute that determines everything. This is what all of nature on all its levels, aspires to! Even a person’s egoistic nature aspires to be free of any form of dependence because otherwise it feels that it is flawed.

This is the reason that we must find a way in which we feel independent for the sake of our ego. It turns out that this can only be attained by balancing the most egoistic state with the most altruistic one so they will eventually connect.

I have read that we need to live in the land of Israel, to develop this state, to fight for it and thus protect our independence. I thought that there was no other way of breaking free of a foreign domination. However, the more I developed, I came to the conclusion that this is not the way to become independent. Independence is acquired by actually ascending above the small local concepts of Zionism, politics, and all the rest. Our goal and our mission are universal. It is above time and doesn’t relate to us personally but to the entire world. We need to translate it to reality. Then, the world really will become independent by uniting with the upper force and reaching the next level of existence, the human level.

Everything depends on us. We must discover our independence above all the obstacles and ascend above them. Then, the world will receive what it is waiting for. Independence is the defining force that pulls and leads us. This is what we feel as a necessity both in egoism and altruism, and it is attained only in the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “A Talk About the Independence Day” 4/2/15

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The Difference Between The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And Other Sciences

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: All of the sciences are generally involved with the discovery of nature, meaning the Creator. So in what way is the wisdom of Kabbalah different from the rest of the sciences, even though it also calls itself a science?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science for the discovery of the higher power, the only director, which is called the Creator. But unlike the rest of the methods that speak about what a person must do to bring the Creator closer to himself, the wisdom of Kabbalah explains that the discovery of the Creator happens to the degree that a person comes closer to the Creator.

The wisdom tells us that a person must discover the Creator to a greater and greater degree until His full disclosure. This means that the entire wisdom of Kabbalah is a method for changing and correcting a person from being opposite and against the Creator to being completely similar to the Creator.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.05.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 7

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Articles for Shavuot, Parashat, “Emor,” Item 152

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 3, Part 9, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 2

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Writings of Rabash “Rungs of the Ladder,” Item 22  

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