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The Internet Goes Through Chaos To The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It seems that the existing governance systems have lost their ability to govern countries. How can the Internet, which connects all of humanity into one system, facilitate the formation of a new governance system?

Answer: Today’s leaders at all levels lack the “middle line.” All opposing trends, from the smallest to the most global, should be balanced out, and this has to be revealed on the Internet as well. Therefore, Kabbalah as the method of “the middle line” is the only salvation.

Question: There is complete chaos on the Internet today. Is this just the initial period of natural development that will result in the formation of a certain single structure? Is it similar to chaotic cells first fighting with each other but then gradually forming one organism?

Answer: The same thing is happening with human society, not just with the Internet. We see that all sorts of opposing forces eventually become more and more organized. Certain disorder is revealed time after time, then things get back to normal until we reach the present state of the world when there is a pressing need for a certain force that connects the right and the left together.

And this force is not just a median, like a centrist party that is also based on egoism and exists by itself. The middle line, connecting the right and the left, has to exist above them, at a higher level, like the higher force between the two lines. The middle line is a consequence of the right and the left lines; it doesn’t exist by itself as some third entity.

Centrist parties exist in every country, but they are not a solution. The middle line is meant to connect the polar opposites by means of unity and understanding—not just by concessions and compromises, but mutual completion. There is a huge difference between concession and completion, whereby everyone understands that he can enrich himself due to another and needs him, and that’s why they are both building the middle line together.

This is what should eventually happen to the Internet. The only question is whether humanity will realize the need for this middle line on its own from the system itself, or will it learn from the examples provided by the wisdom of Kabbalah.

I think that advancement will come from both sides. As it is said, the nation of Israel has to become a light unto the nations. However, it can only become a light unto the nations when they find themselves in darkness.

Similarly, the Internet has to first reveal darkness. And is is where we are heading to: The more people use the Internet, the more disappointed with it they become. On the other hand, the method of Kabbalah will come to their assistance and help them build the middle line.
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From the 3d part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/18/17, “Mismach Arosa,” (Arosa Document)

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A Real World And An Imaginary World

laitman_423_02Question from Facebook: Are the concepts “real world” and “imaginary world” determined only by the person himself? So consequently, they are subjective? Which is to say, are they open to debate?

Answer: Certainly. After all, we cannot say that what is perceived by a person exists objectively. It is felt within him, and it changes because his perception is subjective with respect to him.

But we are talking about how we exist, in what capacity, space, time, movement, world, and so forth.

Therefore, Kabbalah speaks about how to perceive the perfect level of our existence where there are no limitations on our drives, characteristics, developments, thoughts, and desires. A person is not limited by time or space in anything he can imagine! The wisdom of Kabbalah brings us to this state.

I think that this is better than the world of today.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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What Is Our “Self”?

laitman_535_02Question: What is a person’s “self”?

Answer: A person’s “I” is his point in the heart, meaning, the initial yearning for the higher root, for attaining the meaning of life.

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The desires with which a person is born are not part of his “self” because these are beastly desires that aspire only to fulfill themselves. And the meaning of life is not in this because all the beastly desires die along with the physical body.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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Politics, Economics, And Kabbalah

laitman_265Question from Facebook: You talk a lot about politics and economics, how is this relevant to the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: Kabbalah doesn’t investigate or teach politics or economics. It studies the inner essence of man—his egoism. And all that is derived from it, everything that we do with the help of egoism, that is, our entire world, is its consequence.

Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah has something to say about it. It understands the origin of human development in economics, politics, his mutual relationships, in the family, in the nation, in society, and in every situation because they are based on egoism.

If you want to know the truth about economics and politics, study Kabbalah!
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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My Articles In The Media, February 2017

In English

The Jerusalem Post

The Road From Liberalism To Tyranny
American Society Headed Toward a Breaking Point
Donald Trump vs. ‘Liberalism,’ Round 1

Haaretz

Ruling Elite and Pseudo-Liberalism—an Explosive Combination
The Dems Smear Campaign Can Put Us All in Trouble
Liberals, Republicans, and the Jews Between Them

The Huffington Post

How Trump Can Tweet His Way Towards American Stability
Liberals, Republicans, and the Jews Between Them

Jewish Business News

Michael Laitman: “The Road From Liberalism To Tyranny
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Michael Laitman: “Unsettling ‘Liberal’ Behavior Calls For A New Socio-Political Order

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Liberals, Republicans, and the Jews Between Them

In French

The Times of Israel

Pourquoi le militantisme politique juif conduit-il à l’antisémitisme?
Un regard sobre sur l’interdiction d’immigration de Trump et les protestations soulevées

In Italian

Blogactiv

Il vero motivo per cui Aleppo è così importante
Trump potrebbe ‘Tweettare’ la sua via per condurre l’America alla stabilità
I Liberali, i Repubblicani e gli Ebrei fra di loro
Donald Trump contro il ‘Liberalismo’,  primo round
Lo sconvolgente comportamento dei “Liberali” richiama un nuovo ordine socio politico
La tendenza ultra “liberale” del farsi giustizia da sé, o, come gli Ebrei invocano l’antisemitismo

The Huffington Post

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Il vero muro che Trump avrebbe bisogno di abbattere
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In Spanish

Blogactiv

Tras la reunión Trump-Netanyahu, hablemos de paz
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United with Israel

El mundo contra Donald J. Trump

The Huffington Post

Tras la reunión Trump-Netanyahu, hablemos de paz
Liberales, Republicanos y los judíos entre ellos
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In German

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Trumps Hauptaufgabe – Überwindung der tiefen Spaltung

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Hinter der Maske des Liberalismus
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Innovation In The U.A.E: You Can Read At Work

laitman_527_07In the News (Arabian Business): “New legislation will grant employees dedicated time to read during working hours, obliges coffee shops to provide reading materials…

“The UAE [United Arab Emirates]on Monday issued the first law of its kind which aims to cement the importance of reading in the country.

“Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has issued the legislation saying that reading and knowledge are key for the progress of the UAE. …

“’Our objective is to prepare generations that work for a brighter future of the UAE,’ the President said in a statement. …

“Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, praised the newly passed law, and hailed it as an unprecedented cultural and legislative initiative. …

“’Our objective is to make reading a daily habit in our people, where relevant entities will be required to translate this law into reality,’ he said.”

My Comment: Advancements in the high-tech world and religion require reading and still support the generation’s interest in reading. But in the end, we gradually withdraw from egoistic development. Literature and music are measures of society’s egoistic development since they are created by pure egoism. I don’t think they will remain except for only a few individual groups, but nothing more.

But great musical works, especially operas and literary masterpieces, will remain because they express the depth of human emotions, even though they are egoistic. Classical novels describe a phase in human development and so they will remain part of our culture.

Question: What kind of literature do you think people will prefer to read in the next decades?

Answer: Only manuals for operating computer programs.

Question: So people will abandon romance novels?

Answer: They are already withdrawing from them. The decline in reading novels has already begun. The fact is, the gap between generations is great.

If we want to keep in touch with the young generation, older people will need to get closer to them and not expect the young to do so. When my grandson, for example, plays computer games, I try to play with him. And if I offer to read him a book, he refuses and says: “Grandpa leave me alone.” We have no choice; the older people should follow the young.

Question: What about literature that deals with the meaning of life. Will people still be attracted to it?

Answer: Yes, but it will also change. The meaning of life that the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about is above time so it should be presented to people in modern language.

If we take Rambam’s collection of philosophical writings for example, Ramhal’s dialogues, Rav Kook’s poetic writings, Baal HaSulam’s writings that are in a scientific style, or Rabash’s emotional writings, they are all very hard to perceive today.

Comment: You simplify the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash for us.

Answer: We can still read the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash, but the writings of Ramhal and the ARI cannot be understood by our generation.

The wisdom of Kabbalah will be rewritten in a lighter easier language in the future, but this will not be my lot.

It has to be done for the sake of humanity even now, and not only for those who are attracted to the goal of creation, but for all of humanity, so that they will understand what the great Kabbalists say about the upper system of nature, including the method and the science, and everyone should advance in this direction.

I hope that such talents will emerge among my students.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/2/16

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The Spiritual Root Of Hurricanes

laitman_765_1Question: What is the spiritual root of typhoons and hurricanes?

Answer: These natural disasters, like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and so forth, are the result of an imbalance in nature. And we are the ones that arouse them. Nature must always be in complete harmony. If we were to behave correctly, we would see a completely different picture of the world: four seasons per year, one after the other, everything in balance, and everything functioning in complete harmony.

Just as we have opposite characteristics, like summer and winter, there are variables between them, spring, and autumn. In principle, summer and winter are not seasons in the year but the transition between plus and minus. If we behaved correctly, all of nature would be in balance and we would not feel any damage from nature, no surprises from its side.

All the natural disasters are a result of negative relationships between people that upset the balance and influences nature. We greatly influence it!

As humans, we are at the top of the evolutionary chain, and nature is at the lowest level, so even a small deviation in a bad direction causes great consequences on the inanimate level.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16

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New Life #816 – Conflicts In Relationships

New Life #816 – Conflicts In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Why are conflicts essential in a relationship? What is the right way of coping with opposing opinions in a relationship and how does it build a new level in the relationship?

We become equal when we reach a mutual agreement that the importance of the connection between us is above everything.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #816 –Conflicts In Relationships,” 1/24/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 3/15/17

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UN Humanitarian Crisis: What Is The Cause?

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Starving People Make The UN Fat @JBusinessNews

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I’m ashamed of Sanders: he paid half as much in taxes as Trump! Socialists open their mouths twice as much, but their pockets half as much!

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To root out Antisemitism, look at Jonah the prophet: the Creator forced him to fulfill his obligations to the nations of the world.

“Feeding them would dry up the flow of money and kill this cash cow.”

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Starving People Make the UN Fat (humanitarian crisis)
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From Twitter, 3/15/17

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