Question: Last month at the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations called it a triumph for the people of the planet Earth. He stressed that the countries agreed to hold the rise of global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. He also said, “The agreement must go through a very important test, the execution, and that work will begin tomorrow.”
The entire world saw how the participants of the committee stood arm in arm in great spirits.
Answer: Everyone agrees that there is no turning back from the Red Line. All of their beautiful words don’t say anything, especially as they aren’t put into action. Humanity never learns from its previous mistakes. Thus, the optimistic speech of the Secretary-General of the UN remains hanging in the air.
Question: Aren’t you optimistic?
Answer: I have no basis for optimism. I am a realist and look at things in a realistic way.
According to all of the calculations, if we continue with our way of existence as it stands now and do not change ourselves from egoism to altruism, then we are sentenced to a fast, sharp, unpleasant end.
No half measures will help. Through all the history of development, humanity has never learned anything and transitioned from bad to good, but only from bad to worse. This is not pessimism, only reality.
At the heart of our world we really find egoism, and if we don’t change it, it will continue to bury us.
Question: For the simple person, it is difficult to understand that we must turn from egoists to altruists.
Answer: Whether one understands it or not, reality doesn’t change. We exist in the framework of the laws of nature, and if we don’t change through our inner correction from egoistic hatred to relationships of love and mutual integration with one another, then everything will continue to run as usual. Then we are heading toward the end of civilization.
This future is not far away. I think that in the next 20 to 30 years, we will witness destruction, not only of the environment, but also self-destruction. The only way out is to change man’s nature, which is the core of all problems. Each person lives not only for himself, but to the detriment of others.
When we were not so connected to each other, when we weren’t an integral civilization and connected as a small village, then everything was more or less all right.
But we have reached a state where we are locked into one, unique system that must be mutual and altruistic. Otherwise, it very quickly swallows itself like a cancerous growth that devours itself at an incredible rate.
If we needed an example, given 100,000 years to evolve until now, then only 100 or 150 years would be enough to destroy everything.
There is only one reason, the human ego. Since it is scattered, it locally damages the body of human civilization, and the disease manifests sometimes here and sometimes there. However, when it all is connected together, the ego, united, has become global, integrated, and simply devours everything.
Question: However, in any case, the participants of the climate committee came to some decision together. Doesn’t that mean something?
Answer: Of course not, it’s evident that nothing has changed. They have gathered more than once. Can egoism decide on something?
A correct decision can be made only if we exist as in nature, as one integral system, and stop swallowing each other, and begin to heal each other mutually and complement one another. Only then can we hope for some kind of future.
So, the solution is in our hands. I am very happy that we have reached the finish line. Certainly, the world will need the revelation of the wisdom of Kabbalah in full force so that humanity will see that there is salvation. Otherwise, humanity will be in darkness. Here, it is necessary to give humanity a light at the end of the tunnel.
We will not be able to do anything with the ego. We have one system, the wisdom of Kabbalah, which explains how to overcome egoism, how to transform it to its opposite property of communication, love, unity, and togetherness.
If humanity rejects the wisdom of Kabbalah, then it will continue to decline. Do not do it!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/13/15