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Comment: In one of the last interviews the BBC conducted with psychiatrist Carl Jung, he said: “We need more understanding of human nature, because the only danger that exists is man himself — he is the great danger, and we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of man — far too little..”
Answer: The human psyche – is the source of all that awaits us in the future. I am sure that just as we shifted from mechanical to electronic machines in the past and from electronic to computerized machines, now is the time to gradually shift from computerized systems to three-dimensional technologies and instruments and we will gradually discover that this is not what we should engage in at all.
All this is external and crude, while we have to engage in our system, in the internal human being that is inside us.
Inside us are all the secrets of nature. The world is attained and depicted in a person.
We also see this in numerous studies that have been conducted especially on astronauts. There is a great amount of data regarding the changes in a man’s psyche while in space, when returning to earth, etc., which have no scientific basis.
But more reliable data is gradually accumulating about how a person’s hearing and sight totally change when the conditions a person is in change. He can see a sandbox in which kids play from a distance of 300 kilometers, and he can suddenly hear what his friends who are next to him think. So we have to study man who contains all the secrets of nature.
Advancing toward the lower levels of nature—animate, vegetative, and inanimate—is an unnatural direction in the evolution of science. Science has to develop higher! And above man there is only his soul. This is what a person attains by himself. It is actually from his mentality, from his psychology, that he can find the way to the next level.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the highest psychology. It tells us which levels of attainment man is made of and which levels of attainment in him still have to develop, and it tells us exactly how to ascend through these levels, from the feeling of this world, which we see and build inside us, to the feeling of the upper world, which we also have to build inside us. This is the whole problem.
It has nothing to do with wars. Playing with weapons, tanks, and planes are just kids’ games. We have to put an end to that because humanity needs to aspire to something more intelligent and more important.
I still hope that there will be a breakthrough in the right direction and that we will stop thinking about a third world war. Wars don’t solve anything anyway, just as crises don’t.
So let’s engage in the most sublime matter we can, in the human soul.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/12/16
This refers to anyone who killed a person in himself. For example, I am an animal, but through spiritual work, a human appears in me. However, I have such negative properties that kill this human in me, and I constantly need to be a self-righteous judge, clearly defining: this is the human growing in me and this is the property contrary to it that wishes to destroy it, to kill off . So I have to protect him.
Thus an inner drama is constantly played out in a person, and it is very interesting to participate in it. But it can be done only with support of the surrounding society.
Question: How do I catch my internal killer?
Answer: Only if you arrange a society around yourself that is also engaged in spiritual work and constantly maintains the appropriate atmosphere that constantly impacts you.
And then it will not be hard for you; you will live it, selecting, analyzing, and playing all these states inside yourself! Constant identification of the correct (positive) and negative qualities will become a great pleasure, as if a tree of life is growing inside you and all negative qualities become positive in it and give it vital juices.
In the beginning “killers” appear as willing to do harm, but the correct attitude toward them creates qualities from them that protect the tree of life and give it nourishment.
Then the person is called a “hero among heroes,” converting all negative qualities into positive.
After all, negative qualities don’t exist; we ourselves must make them positive.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/16/15
Question: We all know that more and more students use laptop computers to take notes during lectures, and don’t use a pen or pencil anymore. Psychologists Pam Miller from Princeton and Daniel Oppenheimer from the University of California, Los Angeles, studied 67 students and proved that those who take handwritten notes were better students who perceived the material better and retained it for longer periods of time than students who type do it more mechanically.
Answer: Of course, a person who writes also writes the letters in his mind since the letters are symbols that are depicted first in a person’s mind and then are presented on paper.
It is hard to remember letters that are typed, but when you write them, they are retained in our memory more easily because you draw them. This is the reason that writing, and especially reading a text from a book, is totally different from typing or reading on a computer screen.
Question: Is there a spiritual element here?
Answer: Not only is there a spiritual element, but a physical element as well. We must process the material, and this can happen only when we read the printed material or material that is written on paper, not material that is presented electronically, although those are the same letters that are in the book.
With regard to writing, everything is perfectly accurate and clear. People who write develop new habits. They develop new abilities to acquire knowledge and integrate ideas. However, when you type a text by hitting the keyboard, these symbols are not recorded in our brain.
Question: Still, there is no going back to the notebook and the pen.
Answer: We don’t need it. Today, there is no point in people writing for themselves because there are no good ideas.
The world already is advancing toward recognizing its worthlessness, toward recognizing the need for general correction.
We are about to see a general revolution in our attitude to the world that will reveal everything we must do and how to do it. We will discover how to write, how to read, how to speak, how to act, and most importantly how to be connected to one another. It is all in order to discover the real world inside us that we don’t yet feel.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/10/16
New Life #569 – Israeli Society: Hatred Of The Rich
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Society changes according to the development of the human ego. Once the rich were respected, after that they hated them. The hatred of the rich is often led by educated people among the upper ten percent. In Israel, the situation is unique because we haven’t lived together as a single society for the past two thousand years. We haven’t gone through the entire process in Israel that Europeans have gone through, for example, with all of their revolutions and changes.
The social phenomena that are occurring in Israel have not been typical for the Jewish people at all. In the Diaspora, the Jews supported each other, helped each other, didn’t steal and lie to one another.
In this country, we are passing rapidly through processes that have happened in Western nations over hundreds of years. Economic disparities will only worsen until we begin to re-educate ourselves toward connection. Education for connection among the general public will radiate new values even among the rich on top.
The nature of education for connection will permeate the entire nation since all of us are connected in a linked network. Only education for connection will initiate a real revolution, a standard forceful revolution will not be beneficial in any way.
Today, the public feels that the rich are stealing from them and exploiting them, so they hate them. As a result of education for connection, the wealthy will themselves want to contribute more to society as a whole.
Through the tendency to connect, the public will recognize a new benefit, a new fulfillment—the discovery of the upper force, a new life. This is not just a fulfillment through the clothing of wealth, property, or honor; this is fulfillment through Light.
To gain this exalted fulfillment, fulfillment through Light, a person must be connected correctly to others. Hatred of the wealthy will stop only when they work together with the poor to build a united society.
From KabTV’s “New Life #569 – Israeli Society: Hatred Of The Rich,” 5/14/15
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