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September First Holiday

laitman_291The first of September is considered to be a light holiday and indeed it should be because on this day we send our kids to the capable hands of educators and teachers.

The difference between educating and teaching is very big. An educator sculpts a human being out of a small child while a teacher teaches him and provides him with knowledge.

Unfortunately schools today don’t educate at all. Teachers provide children with very limited set of necessary human knowledge, information he can acquire by himself in half a year instead of in 10 to 12 years of school.

I would transform the time children spend at school from a training process into an educational process in many areas, introducing compulsory subjects like the right way for people to interact with each other, the use of study materials on the Internet, and the training for any profession on the Internet.

A person should be flexible, and learn self-instruction. He should understand where he can apply his knowledge. But all this is secondary, the primary part is educational, during which a child is taught how to properly connect to others into one unique system like nature.  And with that, he assures himself a bright future.

Question: What would you recommend to learn about nature: science, biology, or geography?

Answer: Children should study a little about all these subjects. They should review the same material each time on a higher level. But all in order to show us that we exist in one integral system, which affects us, operates us, and leads us to resemble it. That’s the main thing.

A person needs to understand that at the level of society, one must also establish an integrated, properly interacting single system, like overall nature. Only then can he expect to be successful in every aspect of life. Otherwise anything a person does will be egoistic and thus will cause harm to himself and to others. This is the reason that a person must first be given the right basic direction and then be given the chance to study whatever he wants to.

Question: Would you let a small child choose by himself?

Answer: Today you can do anything on the Internet! Today’s children are totally different compared to children in the past. They grow up very fast and grow wise very early in life. Therefore, this is actually what I would teach them because school doesn’t give a person the right push, and then he chooses an occupation according to the labor market, etc. We must first teach him the right connection between people and give him the tools for studying independently. He has to engage in it during the whole period of his maturation.

At the same time schools should teach essential subjects, of course, such as geography, history, mathematics, and physics. Everything adds together. But the main thing is to teach children the process of interacting with others and how to study independently on the Internet. Then the first of September will truly be a holiday in which we prepare our children for a bright and secure future.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/31/16

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Is It Possible To Benefit From Amulets?

laitman_205Question: Which amulets (red strings, holy water, and the like) are most useful for material well-being?

Answer: Charms and amulets do not lead to personal gain. Tricks and talismans don’t provide anything other than psychological support. He feels it, kisses the amulet, and feels calmer, as a result of feeling calmer, he may benefit.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/3/16

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“Globalization Reverses”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (vestifinance.ru): “Globalization of the world economy has faced a number of difficulties since the global financial crisis in 2008, until recently it was dominated by the idea that a company should be able to do business in different continents without taking into account national specificities and circumstances, but now is receiving less support from authorities.

“…in recent years the growth of the world economy began to slow, and increasing in popularity is the idea of protection of national markets by transnational ‘sharks.’ This has a negative impact on the political mood required for transactions worldwide. First and foremost, it is evident in transatlantic trade and partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“All this is very reminiscent of the slow death of globalization, which, apparently, is only gaining momentum.”

My Comment: Everything is permeated with unwillingness to work together, but for each to grab as much as possible for itself now. Moreover, the intentions of the Americans are transparent: through Trans-Atlantic trade and investment agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership to bind Europe and to choke it according to the principle, “you will die today, and tomorrow me.”

But it was clear from the start that the European Union wouldn’t have future education of its members in the spirit of a united Europe. Farewell Europe!
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Questions About Work In A Group – 4

laitman_938_07Question: Is participation in Jewish holidays an obligation for groups outside of Israel?

Answer: I recommend taking part in the activities of the group to understand the essence of every holiday because every holiday is a level of spiritual growth.
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“The Best Cure For Depression”

laitman_423_02In the News (cont.ws): “Depression is sweeping the world , as a century ago, walked the plague and smallpox, cholera and the ‘Spanish flu.’ What is the nature of this victory march? Where is the trigger actuating the social springs and gears that generate this phenomenon? …

“Adolescent depression – is a known thing, described and spread out on the shelves. Its main reason – exiting the immortal condition of childhood, from the age when a child is unaware of his own mortality, the adolescent enters a world where there is a finish line, a limit to his own earthly existence.

“With the recognition of this finality, eventually the question arises about the impending outcome of life. Following, the chain continues to question, in fact, the meaning of life.

“Unable to find an answer through his own experience, the child refers to the experience of his parents. Seeing that the meaningfulness of the existence of the parents is no more (and often less) than (work-home-work-home-work-holiday), the child experiences a shock. It turns out that life is given to him as a complicated and pointless toy, like a certain artifact of unknown purpose… . Artifacts left some higher force either as a mockery of human insignificance, or simply by accident.

“Of course, by realizing that life has no meaning, there is no purpose, no direction, there is no desire to make a conscious result, as follows from the individual’s life, the child falls into a mortal terror. For absurdity, a pacifier, you still have to pay death, is not this the worst thing for a man? There is no consolation for this situation. Meaning can only be substituted by surrogates that modern human society only welcomes and encourages. …

“So the trouble of humanity is that its existence remains meaningless.

“On the one hand, the only meaning for a person’s existence in the world is development, in changing the world, and the cultivation of the universe.

“The ‘global project’ that is becoming stronger today on the face of the Earth is what is stopping human development. It is important not to confuse the technical progress and the development of the actual person . What’s the use in technological progress when it is leads Earth’s population to suicide?”

My Comment: The most complex and difficult stage is the passage from the meaninglessness of “beastly” life, from getting everything for yourself, to attaining a meaningful spiritual life, bestowing everything to the Creator. In the end of the process of development a person becomes “similar” to the Creator and stands on His level.
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Europe At A Crossroads, Part 3

laitman_628_1Question: The European ideals of equality and brotherhood were just a pretty external wrapping, but inside a person stayed the same barbarian, and Hitler’s Germany is an example of it. What is the human internal change the wisdom of Kabbalah calls us to?

Answer: Human nature is a desire to enjoy from everything that is possible. Our body is organized this way. Each of its cells, the nervous system, thoughts, desires, mind, and heart, everything is directed to receiving maximum pleasure and fulfillment from food, sex, family, money, honor, and knowledge, meaning for our own pleasure; this is the way we are created.

Any creation in this world is organized according to this principle, stone, plant, animal, and human. Only in a human this egoism is expressed much more. In contrast to all other beings, man does not consume from the environment only what is necessary for his existence, but wants to swallow the whole world.

Even if I myself don’t need it, I will take it so that others won’t get it. We see how billionaires until the end of their life only care about earning more and more money. What for? The desire not to leave it to others motivates them subconsciously. Such is our nature.

If our nature is so egoistic, then no mind, ethics, science, psychology, philosophy, culture, and education can help us. For hundreds of years in different parts of the world, and particularly in Europe, people have tried to correct a person, and yet we see that he is still the same egoist, wanting to receive for himself and not thinking about anybody else.

The Europeans feel that it is necessary to build a new world where we all will be united. They have tried to unite because this state seemed very beautiful and good. They wanted to make Europe a joint home.

But what have they done instead? Instead of uniting people they united banks, factories, and government organizations in order to strengthen their egoism even more than before. Besides this nothing has changed. The French don’t hate the Germans less than before. Each European nation doesn’t like its neighbors and is afraid of them.

The European Union, similar to the French Revolution and to all revolutions in general, made only external cosmetic changes without affecting human nature. To make a real revolution is possible only by changing a person. Nowadays we gradually begin to realize that without changing the person we don’t have any chance for success.

Question: You just said that neither culture, nor education, nor science was able to change people and Europe is proof of it. So how can a person be changed, by what means?

Answer: First of all, an awareness of the need to change human nature is required. Our state is simply threatening without this change. Otherwise it wasn’t worth uniting Europe because it has turned out for the worse. When we try to implement the upper values but only in the external form, we just do damage. If you place people who hate each other in one apartment, then nothing good will come out of it, they will start fighting. It is better to let them go in different directions.

Look what is happening today in Europe, hatred is growing more and more. Luckily they have a common problem with Muslim refugees that unites them. Otherwise they would’ve killed each other already.

The wisdom of Kabbalah says that the only thing that will save us is a genuine union that we must achieve at this stage of history. Through it all humanity will come to the desired correction. And Europe, as the most prepared for it and the most developed part of the world, must show an example of this to everyone.
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From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/18/16

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New Life #765 – Becoming New Creatures

New Life #765 – Becoming New Creatures
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is the next phase in human evolution? How will the change mankind undergoes be expressed and what is our role in speeding the process of evolution?

In the past we were very interested in the prospect of exploring outer space and other stars, but we are facing a very different course of development, an internal course. We have to become new creatures.

We are facing a new qualitative type of development, the discovery of the force of life, the force of the Creator; it is our operating system. Therefore, there is no point looking for life in outer space since the future course of our evolution is already inside us.

It is all inside us so there is nowhere to run. When all the people come together we will generate the new level. Our future form is one; it has nothing to do with religion, but is actually purely scientific.

The one is above time, motion, and space, above the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and the speaking level, beyond any limit.

Our future internal form is opposite from our current form. Instead of a desire to receive, it will be a desire to give and that is the upper force of bestowal.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #765 – Becoming New Creatures,” 8/30/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.25.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 33

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 187

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 14 

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