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A Crisis Is The Birth Of The New Humanity

laitman_426In the News (of two minds.com): “Correspondent Bart D. (Australia) captured the entire global economy in three words: The Landfill Economy. Stuff is manufactured, energy is consumed shipping it somewhere, consumers buy it and shortly thereafter it ends up as garbage in the landfill.

“This is of course the definition of ‘economic growth’: waste, inefficiency, environmental destruction—none of these matter. Only two things matter: maximize ‘growth’ by any means necessary, and maximize profits by any means necessary.

“The Landfill Economy now encompasses the entire planet. The swirling gyre of plastic trash the size of Texas between Hawaii and California: it’s just one modest example of the planetary trash dump that ‘growth’ and profit generate as byproducts/blowback.

“The planet’s oceans are one giant trash dump. Everything from plastic water bottles to abandoned fishing nets to radiation to containers that fell off ships is floating around even the most distant corners of the seas. Seabirds nesting in remote islands die of starvation as their guts fill with plastic bits of ‘permanent growth.’ …

“The Keynesian Cargo Cults that rule global economics love The Landfill Economy because it means more ‘growth.’ Never mind the poisoned seas, rivers and land, or the immense waste of energy, commodities and labor that result from the global manufacture and distribution of shoddy products: if it adds to ‘growth,’ it’s all good in the warped view of the Keynesian Cargo Cults.”

My Comment: The only solution to all the problems that lead humanity to annihilation is changing human nature, which should take place according to nature’s plan. A crisis is the birth of our future state, which we can attain not by changing the world around us, but by changing ourselves, by changing our nature from an egoistic one to an altruistic one.
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Infinite Pleasure In This World

laitman_600_04Question: What is the difference between the infinite pleasure that is offered through the wisdom of Kabbalah and the acquisition of eternal happiness as promised by most of the religions that exist in the world?

Answer: All of the religions that exist mislead people to one degree or another.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, a person must achieve his true state while living in this world, and precisely because of this, he is here.

Baal HaSulam writes about this and asks: What is the connection between working within this temporary and small world, and the infinite pleasure that is to be attained after the death of my body?

How can it be that I carry out conditions that are dictated to me by religion for which I gain the next world full of enormous, eternal, and wonderful pleasures and paradise? In what way does a person pay for his next existence? Why is everything arranged like this, and where is the logic?

All of the Kabbalistic sources say that pleasure is to be felt by a person in this world in the present situation, here and now, when he discovers the Creator and approaches Him. The greatest pleasure prepared for us by the Creator is through this. That is why we were created.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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The Nature Of Feminism

Laitman_004Question: What is the nature of feminism, and what is the reason for this phenomenon?

Answer: I believe that feminism is an egoistic distortion of the role of women in society, in the family, and in relation to themselves, and it reflects a lack of understanding of the woman of how to realize herself.

All tendencies and currents that are not strictly natural and traditional are considered to be distortions. Understandably, we must consider them, but they have no right to conduct propaganda regarding attitudes toward the world, life, and the sexes in order to attract others to their opinion.

Comment: In the past, the oppression of women and withholding the right to vote from them became a social phenomenon that produced a struggle for the sake of human rights.

Answer: That is a different matter. But now, feminism has become a deliberate drawing of attention to the female sex. And men are forced to react in a certain way to this and pay particular attention.

For example, I am often at various conferences and conventions, if there is are 20 in the presidium, there is a demand that the number be evenly divided, half men and half women, even if, in terms of their talents, they understand less about the subject under discussion. This is an erroneous western perception that will soon disappear.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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A Mediator For Revealing The Creator

laitman_934Question: Why do I need a mediator in the form of the group if only the Creator and I exist?

Answer: How will you find the Creator otherwise? The Creator is what we discover in the group, the attribute of unity.

Question: If we are a kind of instrument, a desire for revealing the Upper Light, how can we discover it?

Answer: Imagine that we are in an ocean of Light, that I am in a spaceship orbiting the earth. I am in an empty airless space, and I see darkness. Who is hiding the light from me? No one. So why don’t I see light instead of darkness? Because there is nothing out there that can reflect the light so that I will see its reflection. We don’t see the direct light that reaches us but only the returning light.

Think about the physical phenomenon of seeing a dark space, the travelers of a supersonic Concorde plane, for example, which rises to great heights in which there is little resistance and the light disintegrates, see a dark sky through the plane windows, not a white or blue sky.

We should understand that we can feel anything in the world only through our rejection, not by our reception. This is the reason I need a group, so that in the mutual cooperation with it, by rejecting it and by the group’s rejection of me, I discover the Upper Light. It is revealed only by our mutual rejection and attraction.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16

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The Spiritual Development Of A Couple

laitman_559Question: I cannot stop dreaming about a family where the Creator is revealed between a couple. Will it interfere with the fulfillment of my dream if my husband doesn’t yearn for the Creator?

Answer: His attitude does not depend on him so you cannot blame him in any way! It is the Creator Himself who gives a person the yearning for the Creator. The Creator brings a person to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. According to The Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot, item 4, it says that the Creator puts a person’s hand on the good fate and says: “Take it, choose this.”

If a desire for the revelation of the Creator has emerged in you, it was given to you by the Creator, whereas your husband was not given this desire. Therefore, you are the one who should fulfill the desire and not him. He is absolutely free.

You cannot know what kind of soul he has and when it has to fulfill itself, and it may very well be that it has already fulfilled itself and is actually here now by your side, in this passive way, only in order to help you fulfill yourself.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/26/16

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New Life #784 – The Truth Behind Political Correctness

New Life #784 – The Truth Behind Political Correctness
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Why do people feel the need to be politically correct? When is it right to hide social injustice and what will lead to true egalitarianism in society?

There is no truth in the relations between us. We hide what we really think.

Main points:

  • The ego grows from one generation to the next. In the past there was a clear division between social classes, whereas today everyone wants to be respected.
  • In the 20th century everyone has an opportunity to study and to develop.
  • We are not equal by nature. We have different characters, different genes, and different attributes, but subconsciously we all aspire for equality.
  • Equality means that everyone contributes as much as he can to others and not that everyone does whatever he feels like. We are supposed to develop to a state of mutual complementation, which will connect all of us.
  • Mutual complementation is possible only if we act according to the rule of “love will cover all our transgressions.”
  • The recognition of evil without knowing the remedy for correcting it is destructive.
  • We are living in an evil culture where everyone hates everyone else and everyone needs a lawyer by his side.
  • We have a method for correcting evil and it is based on teaching all of society how to connect to each other.
  • By being politically correct we prefer to keep quiet and not to say the truth, which leads to a breach in our relations. By teaching people to connect, we develop the ties between us.
  • In the future, political correctness will disappear and the teaching of how to connect between people, how to love above the hatred, will emerge.
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    From KabTV’s “New Life 784 – The Truth Behind Political Correctness,” 10/27/16
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.28.16

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Lesson on the Topic: “Mimaasecha-Hikarnucha” 

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