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Question: What weapon would a man and woman use in a war against each other?
Answer: In this war, a man and woman use a wide range of weapons, starting with the courts, prisons, police, and public censure, including relatives and children, until they reach the last resort: clarifying the relationship in the bedroom.
But the fact is today we are running away from this war, and we don’t want to engage in it. Therefore, young people don’t want to have a family, or they marry at a very late age. We aren’t dependent on the family as much as before because the government and society provide support to families and partially compensate for things that a man was supposed to give.
A woman with modern household appliances requires less of a man’s physical strength and depends on him less, and the man depends less on the woman because he has a microwave and ready-to-cook food. Men and women are drifting apart more and more.
Therefore, if we still want to save the family and the correct form of human existence, we must reach such a connection between a man and a woman when the Shechina, the upper force of the nature, is revealed between them.
For this, we need a special education that would teach us to connect or at least to begin getting closer to each other. Nowadays, a physical gap has emerged between men and women, and precisely here, integral education must intervene, begin reducing the gap, and bring the opposite sides closer.
We need to explain to men and women how much they are losing because of their separation and how much they can gain through the correct connection, and teach them how to reach it. When we are connected correctly the Shechina is revealed between us, which is absolutely a different level, a sense of life that is called heaven. Adam and Eve return to the Garden of Eden!
If we don’t do it, we will miss not only the opportunity to live in heaven, but all of this life in general because no one is satisfied with it.
Question: Would couples that live as if in heaven still wage war with each other?
Answer: They will not fight because they will complete each other above all of the evil revealed. Love will cover all transgressions.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 3/31/16
“‘This area will house thousands of families who will join those who already live there. We will focus on tourism and agriculture to revitalize the area that will protect against al-Qaeda, the Islamic state, Hezbollah and all of Israel’s enemies. The Golan is an integral part of the State of Israel. In this turbulent region, Israel is a source of stability, is the solution, not the problem. Many countries in the region recognize that Israel is a buffer between Islamic extremism and terrorist groups that seek to conquer first Syria and then the world. Many recognize our strength and by many receive cooperation proposals. We will continue to maintain secure our northern border. A few kilometers away is raging the war, but not in this area. Our enemies know that if attacked, we would reply without mercy .’ …
“Statements that triggered the immediate reaction of Damascus who said it was ready for a new war. ‘I guarantee that this is an occupied territory that violates international law,’ said an annoyed Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad – ‘We will resume there the plateau by any means.’
“‘All options are on the table, we are ready to do anything to return the Golan to the motherland. Having won the war against terrorism, we could start another against Israel.’ Mekdad called on all the ‘Arab nation’ to support Syria against Israel, accusing the latter of coordinating all the terrorist attacks that occurred in the war-torn country.”
Answer: We cannot hand over and surrender the Golan Heights as it is a strategically important area for the military.
When we surrendered the Sinai to Egypt, it was because in that case there was someone to negotiate with. In that case, a consensus was reached on both sides. But with Syria it is impossible to reach an agreement. It is a permanent enemy that finances Hezbollah and drives all the terrorist organizations against us.
If there were someone there with whom it would be possible to talk, as there was in Egypt, it would be possible to reach a similar agreement or at least achieve a particular rapprochement and make connections on both sides that both sides would need: mutual aid, trade, and so forth, which is most crucial for Syria!
Question: Will there come a time when Syria will understand that its citizens can receive medical care from us and that it will be possible for us to take a vacation there? In the past, Beirut was the pearl of the East, and today its situation is unclear. Perhaps this is an ideal picture, but can we achieve such a life?
Answer: I believe that it is up to us to aspire to a higher life and not this life. This would be a life in which all of us would connect through our spiritual states above the physical world. To connect with each other, we would not need trains that will travel from Rosh Hanikra to Beirut or Damascus.
Humanity needs a completely new approach toward rapprochement. In our day, we are gradually approaching the next dimension in the relationships between us, in the way we feel our world. Humanity is beginning to feel that it wants to break away from materiality and exist above it.
Completely different forces are coming to the fore in this world and we must learn to manage them. The wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible to do this. It is up to us to teach it to all the other peoples of the world and be what is called a “Light to the nations” (Isaiah 49:6). Only in such a manner will it be possible to attain a solution to the problems of the Golan Heights and all the rest.
Question: Is it possible to get along without pushing everyone into a blind alley and suffering?
Answer: No, it is impossible. A blind alley must be expressed in an absolutely clear and tangible way, as tremendous stress, as a lack of understanding, as the impossibility of finding a solution to the conflict.
It is possible to reach this not through war, not through great suffering, not through the eruption of volcanoes, earthquakes, falling bombs, and choking gases. This is a dead end that will be felt as hopelessness—not on the physical level but on the spiritual level.
Then all the results will occur in rapid processes, and we will start to understand in a short time that nothing will be resolved in a different way. We and “our opponents” must rise to this level.
We will meet together and reach an agreement because reality will be revealed in front of us. We are in it and there is no other way out!
Why should everything be destroyed, broken, and annihilated; why should masses of people be condemned to death?! What will be the outcome in the end, more destruction?! We see what is happening in the neighboring nations: Syria, Lebanon, even in Egypt, Jordan! The Gaza Strip could not be rebuilt after the war.
It is possible to understand their bitterness. When they see that Israel is prospering and they are in such a lowly state, it is impossible for them to do anything except go out and proclaim loudly: “We will show them!”
This is exactly what must bring the Jewish people to recognize that we are in a state of war not with our neighbors, but with the entire world, and now the entire world will “squeeze” us to the end. The way out will only be if we proclaim to the world that “This is the reason for our existence!” We must unite and show the world an example of how to unite, to bring the world out from a total collapse.
Let’s all begin to deal with this together. Good luck!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/19/16
Opinion (TheGuardian): “All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have decided that things aren’t so bad after all. …
“Fears of a $20 oil price have receded. Prices have stopped falling in the eurozone. Employment growth has continued in the US. The International Monetary Fund is forecasting growth in the global economy of just over 3% this year – nothing spectacular, but not a disaster either.
“Don’t be fooled. China’s growth is the result of a surge in investment and the strongest credit growth in almost two years. There has been a return to a model that burdened the country with excess manufacturing capacity, a property bubble and a rising number of non-performing loans. The economy has been stabilised, but at a cost.
“The upward trend in oil prices also looks brittle. The fundamentals of the market – supply continues to exceed demand – have not changed.
“Then there’s the US. Here there are two problems – one glaringly apparent, the other lurking in the shadows. The overt weakness is that real incomes continue to be squeezed, despite the fall in unemployment.
“For a while, consumer spending was kept going because rock-bottom interest rates allowed auto dealers to offer tempting terms to those of limited means wanting to buy a new car or truck. In an echo of the subprime real estate crisis, vehicle sales are now falling. …
“Europe’s big problem, over and above the fact that the euro was a disastrously flawed concept, is that the banking system is not fit for purpose. As the IMF noted last week, a third of eurozone banks have no prospect of being profitable without urgent and meaningful reform. That requires two things: to reduce the number of banks and to do something about the €900bn (£715bn) of bad loans sitting on their books at the end of 2014. …
“Central banks, of course, swear blind that they are fully in control and that there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps not, but something doesn’t smell right. The fact that economists at Deutsche Bank published a helpful cut-out-and-keep guide to helicopter money last week is a straw in the wind.
“As the Deutsche research makes clear, the most basic variant of helicopter money involves a central bank creating money so that it can be handed to the finance ministry to spend on tax cuts or higher public spending. There are two differences with QE. The cash goes directly to firms and individuals rather than being channeled through banks, and there is no intention of the central bank ever getting it back.”
My Comment: The world is obliged to change its complete format because the economy expresses not only economic connections, but all the connections of humanity that are calculated with money, the universal parallel of the connections between us.
If the system ceases to operate, we must replace it, otherwise there will be a collapse! But how to change the system that is built on our nature, on egoism, and win? There is only one way: to change our nature from egoistic to altruistic! And that is how we reach the victory of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
New Life #597 – From Destruction To Flowering
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Connection brings blossoming on all levels of nature. The essential difference between hatred and love is in our attitude toward the environment.
Hatred—pleasure from harming others. Love—pleasure from benefiting others.
Feeling others develops in a person through education and the environment’s influence on him. Love for others begins developing as a result of the feeling of dependence, that love depends on something. We must teach that we build a good life through connection between us.
The force that can build true love for others is called the upper force, the power of love.
The social disintegration of today has come to build a need for the upper force in us, the power that connects. If we correct the hatred to love, we will cause all parts of nature to be connected and corrected.
From KabTV’s “New Life #597 – From Destruction To Flowering,” 7/9/15
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