New Life #538 – Jewish Culture: Pharaoh Among Us
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
Pharaoh, the power of the ego, controls us even today. So in Israel there is a huge division among people.
The story of the Exodus from Egypt is more relevant today than ever. We left Egypt, we achieved loving relationships, we went through destruction and exile. Today we must once again get out from the control of the ego and sweep the entire world after us to connection and love.
Because there is no connection between us and there is war between us, our neighboring enemies rise up against us on the outside, and so does the world.
When we talk about the “ego,” I mean the desire to exploit, oppress, subjugate, and control others—“Pharaoh.” Pharaoh is considered the king of Egypt because he dominates people, giving orders every moment.
The Passover Seder comes to remind us that in the past our people left Egypt, the ego, and today it is up to us to leave this situation again. We need a general process of social education that will bring us to feel that all of us are one family. The exodus from Egypt is a story about an educational process, the development of consciousness through impulses that move us.
One family means that everyone will relate to others as their children. Only life in a state like this is called living in paradise.
From KabTV’s “New Life #538 – Jewish Culture: Pharaoh Among Us,” 3/22/15
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