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Comment: The execution of the Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia led to a great scandal in the Arab world. In response, the enraged public totally destroyed the Saudi embassy building in Iran. Consequently the two countries severed diplomatic relations and the hatred between them is now greater than their hatred toward Israel.
Answer: The infighting is the toughest and this conflict has been going on for ages! It is not the fundamental differences between the Sunni and the Shiites but the grievances that have accumulated over the centuries: who has done what to whom and who killed whom. All of this applied layer by layer results in a huge pile of hatred.
Comment: You often say that the reason is the disappearance of the Sufi movement.
Answer: In Judaism there is also a split into different religious streams because the human ego, which doesn’t yearn for one unique Creator, is involved, and it makes no difference whether you call Him Allah, God, or the Creator. The point is that the Creator is one and you should yearn for Him and not for clarifying our relations.
If we aim our thoughts at the one Creator and only seek connection with Him and His attainment, everything will be very simple. All the religions will merge into one wisdom called Kabbalah, which is the revelation of the Creator in our world.
But in order to do so, we have to work against the ego. We can only reveal the Creator in the attribute that is opposite from our nature and no one wants that. We would rather fight and quarrel for centuries than change our nature. It turns out that the most important thing for a person is to remain inside his ego, and this is the root of all the conflicts and disputes. This is the reason that we have to teach the wisdom of truth and to disseminate it, publicize it, and allow people to gradually receive this wisdom and teach them to strive for the single unified force.
There is another way of reaching the truth, but it is a path of terrible afflictions and wars. How long will it take for humanity to grow wise along the path of its internal development? After all, this has been going on for thousands of years.
We need to bring this wisdom to the world, to demonstrate, and bring all to a common denominator because we all have one Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/4/16
Answer: It is possible and necessary! When a person begins to engage in developing his soul, he receives enormous energy from the upper force of nature. Of course he undergoes difficult states like disappointments, weakness, etc., but eventually due to his perseverance and the importance of the goal, he acquires a tremendous force called the love of others, the need to exist for the sake of others.
A person feels that he has exhausted the corporeal desires of this world and at the same time recognizes his connections with people from the love of others that he has acquired. He develops and he can continue to live in this world together with the feeling of the upper world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/08/15
Question: I am a mathematician and I read TES and The Introduction to TES in great depth. I feel the material. Mathematics cannot describe an n-dimensional space. How can we attain this space according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: It is impossible to describe this space in our natural properties. That is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is called the secret wisdom, the concealed knowledge. But in fact it isn’t secret or concealed, but in order to reveal it, a person needs to acquire the properties of the upper world.
A multidimensional space can be created only inside a person, according to the space that is created in him as a result of his efforts to acquire the attributes of the upper world. It is by the connection in the group that he directly perceives the spiritual world.
Question: The current economic system does not meet people’s needs. More than half of the world’s population lives in dire economic conditions and only about a billion people enjoy the affluence and richness of the world.
Moreover, economic development, which is the basis of capitalist civilizations, has practically ceased to function.
At the same time there is another type of economy such as robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. Can we say that the alternative economy will be the basis of the new economy? And what it will be like after the transformation of humanity into the new humanity?
Answer: I think it will be a transition from a qualitative perspective. It isn’t about the economy, not about ecology, but about humanity existing according to different principles, on another level.
It will live in the attainment of another external dimension. The new perception will not be revealed in our five corporeal egoistic senses, as we feel the world around us now.
When we unite on the new level, we will begin to develop feelings that will depict the picture of the world external to us, but it will not be through our corporeal senses which make us feel this world in such a narrow, blurred, and limited way.
The new world will be totally different: a world of forces and properties, not objects and phenomena that are depicted in our egoistic imagination. Then our economy, our culture, and all our life will take on a totally different meaning, an “extra-corporeal” meaning.
We will turn into creatures that will not need any material things, properties, attributes, environment, etc. We will be nourished by energy that is based on synergy, on mutual cooperation, on the balance between the positive and negative forces of nature and will exist between them.
The next level of humanity will not be a corporeal level but a level of thoughts, intentions, and energies. So I don’t think there will be anything left of our economy or our ecology, or our society. We need to be reborn, and this rebirth will be expressed in exiting ourselves into the new perception of the world external to us.
Comment: If that’s the way it will be, then there is no point speaking about the future technological advancements.
Answer: No. It will all die and become meaningless. Even today we are not particularly limited in our abilities. And what do they tell us? The only thing humanity succeeds in is suffering.
Therefore, all the good things we could gain through economic or technological capabilities do not make us happy. We don’t feel a need for them. People today use drugs mainly in order to distract themselves; they don’t want to get married or have children; it is as if a person screams inside himself: “Leave me alone with all your technologies. I’m not interested in this life!”
I hope we will provide people with the answer to the question of what this life is really about. First humanity has to listen to and understand this and then think about how to reorganize life, since otherwise people will not want to live.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/29/15