Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download: MP3 Audio
Listen to an Audio Version of the Blog
Download: MP3 Audio
Question: 2016 brought a big change in the United States. After the elections on November 8th, the world became new, unpredictable, and unfamiliar. Nobody expected that businessman Donald Trump, who was far from politics, would win the election in his Republican Party, moreover, the presidency. To many this victory seems surreal.
These elections were the most intense and dirty in history, deeply splitting American society. People destroyed relationships with family and friends just because of political differences. America is split in two: the rural American people who wish to return America to its former strength, and neoliberals, residents of large cities, promoting their values.
Trump’s victory caused great excitement among those who voted against him. Will he be a good president for the United States and the entire world? Many people doubt it.
Answer: If Trump won the election, it means that more than half of the citizens voted for him. Why then does the second half, the neoliberals, not want to agree with this choice? They always insisted that they stood for peace and social harmony.
Now, why don’t they agree with the fact that the other half also has an opportunity to do something? They just don’t want to accept something that doesn’t fit their views. This is the only problem.
If the majority of the people chose Trump to be a president, others must agree with this choice and support him. Or don’t they agree with their own constitution?
Question: But will Trump be a good president?
Answer: We will wait and see. To me he seems likely to be a much better president than Obama who caused a lot of harm to the United States. Just look what he did in the Middle East in building the “Arab Spring.” There are continuous wars and devastation in the zone from Morocco to Pakistan.
Obama messed up US relations with Russia so much that there are talks about a third world war. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State speaks about world war as inevitable. Is it normal?! Obama’s governance destroyed the entire industrial base of America and doubled the national debt.
Comment: Opponents warn that Trump has no experience in such work, and he can’t lead America to the correct target.
Answer: Trump knows very well what to do. People exactly like him can manage America because they don’t belong to the political system but understand money and business. I can’t call myself his fan, but I think that Trump will be a much better president than his predecessor. Indeed, judging by the damage Obama caused America and around the world, he was the worst president in history.
During his eight years in office, Obama doubled the American national debt and introduced his program “Obamacare” that didn’t work. Look how much the number of unemployed increased since the beginning of his leadership. If the American people chose Trump, all the opponents should shut up and let him work.
I think Trump won’t support the old political and economic system, which he doesn’t really depend on. He will want to bring a lot of upgrades to America and to revive many of the old virtues of America that no longer exist today.
He will probably want to return, as much as possible, the industrial foundation of America in a new updated form with extensive use of robotics. I think he will be a good “boss,” and that’s what Americans expect from him. He won’t just interfere in other countries and organize messes there like Obama did. Judging by the things that Obama did in the world, America never had such a weak president.
Question: Where is our world heading?
Answer: The world is moving in a very bad direction, and it will be very bad if the people of Israel won’t take the spiritual leadership of the world in their hands. The people of Israel must understand that they have a method of correction of the world. It is possible to make corrections in the economy, culture, education, legal system, and family through the connection between people.
Everything can change if you change the relationships between people. It all depends on the wisdom of relationships that exists in the wisdom of Kabbalah. If Israel wants to discover this method for themselves and pass it to the world, the world will certainly want to take it and to reach a new state. Without this we would have to advance to the same result, but through world war.
From a “Talk About 2016 Results,” 12/25/16
Answer: Yes, our world is a program, a matrix, but not in the same sense as presented in the movie. This is a program of the Creator, which is how He reveals Himself within our desire that He created.
This desire is egoistic now; we need to correct it, and then we receive a completely different, altruistic desire. Then there will no distortions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/18/16
Comment: The first of December is World AIDS Day. The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, was first discovered in 1981 and since then great efforts have been made to find a cure or a vaccination for this disease which is still incurable.
Answer: There are many such “dirty tricks” prepared for humanity to deal with.
When do diseases manifest? As soon as there are egoistic conflicts between us, when we use the egoism that has just been revealed in its most hateful forms, based on the resentment we feel toward each other, we are immediately shown a similar response.
This response descends from the spiritual level to the level of our mutual relations, to the corporeal level, and is revealed in the form of AIDS and many other infectious problems that spread throughout mankind. Suddenly diseases we thought were eradicated a long time ago emerge.
Question: Do you see a correlation between the problems that emerge and the egoistic evolution of humanity?
Answer: Yes, absolutely. I can’t say how exactly it will be revealed, but it is clear that if there is new egoism and we don’t correct in time, it leads to such outcomes on our level.
Question: Can we fight diseases with medication?
Answer: We can to a certain degree. We have to make great efforts and invest great resources to somehow mitigate the blow in the corporeal world, which on the spiritual level can be done at once.
One drop of medicine on the spiritual level operates almost immediately, whereas on the corporeal level, it involves spending billions of dollars. In any case, it is a violation of the balance of nature.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/30/16
Answer: A man’s good, positive attitude toward a woman will certainly fill her! There is nothing better than giving a woman attention since eventually she will realize that she doesn’t see it anywhere else and will want to be with you.
If a woman is attentive to a man and shows her concern for him and takes care of him, he will feel that she replaces his mother and will not be able to break away from her.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/9/16
Question: If you are saying that there is no world outside of me, then my friend doesn’t exist either, and he can say the same thing about me too. How is it possible to find out which of the two of us doesn’t exist? To whom am I referring when I call him a friend?
Answer: Actually, everything is an illusion until we begin to see the true world, not confused and distorted by our egoistic properties. Then a person will see that everyone makes up one single body, one soul.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/18/16
Torah, Deuteronomy 13:17: And you shall collect all its spoil into the midst of its open square, and burn with fire the city and all its spoil, completely, for the Lord, your God; and it shall be a heap of destruction forever, never to be rebuilt.
A person will never be able to take these intentions that have become egoistic in him and use them again. He must do everything in order to not return to them.
Question: What does it mean, “collect all its spoil into the midst of its open square, and burn with fire the city and all its spoil”?
Answer: The fact is that in a group engaged in spiritual work, the analysis revealing egoism and altruism becomes more and more evident and people see that all earlier intentions, which previously seemed to be good, proper, and aimed at unity with each other, are, in fact, egoistic.
Our joint desire is called a square or a city. And the phrase “and it shall be a heap of destruction forever, never to be rebuilt,” means never to return to the previous state. In this way we move forward to complete correction.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/20/16
New Life 471 – The Hellenization Process Then And Now
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Which world views represents the Greek ideology in contrast to the Jewish world view? How will it help us understand the true reality if we understand them, and how is this related to the meaning of Hanukkah?
The Jewish people were educated to love others, to ascend above the egoism. They were on a spiritual height. Jewish ideology is totally different from any other ideology: the body in contrast to the soul.
Philosophy and science are also perceived in our ego so they are considered earthly. We perceive the world by absorbing it and we have developed this perception into science. For everything beyond this there is mythology.
In Judaism it is the opposite: a person does not perceive internally, inside himself, but exits himself in love and bestowal.
We naturally perceive the world through a filter of “what do I gain from this.” And we can transcend that. When we change our approach to reality, we perceive a wide reality that is whole and eternal.
This is what the Macabbees fought for. Today we all perceive the world according to the Greek approach, and the time has come for an upgrade.
From KabTV’s “New Life 471 – The Hellenization Process Then And Now,” 12/14/14
| Video: Play Now | Download
||Audio: Play Now | Download|
Preparation for the Lesson
|[media 1]||[media 2]|
Lesson on the Topic: “Education for Concession”
|[media 3]||[media 4]|
Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Matan Torah,” (Giving of the Torah)
|[media 5]||[media 6]|