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My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/16/17


Self-centeredness causes us to ‘deem one who disagrees with us as ignorant, narrow-minded & vermin to exterminate’

Drones, Shopping, and the Purpose of Mankind #UBI

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The Trump #Impeachment Campaign Will Hurt American Jewry @JPostOpinion

From Twitter, 6/16/17

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Alone In A Crowd Of A Billion, Part 1

laitman_423_03Question: Loneliness is a scourge of modern society. An inner feeling of loneliness lives in a person who is surrounded by a huge number of people. Most of all, this phenomenon is common among young people, and it is gaining momentum and strength.

Teens spend half a day at school where they are surrounded by a lot of friends, and the second half of the day, they spend on the computer in virtual social networks, and nevertheless, they all suffer from loneliness.

Another group for whom the problem of loneliness is especially acute are elderly people aged 65 and older, but generally, loneliness affects all ages. Even a small child who complains that he is bored, in fact, means that he is alone, and he has no one to play with.

Obviously, loneliness is purely an inner feeling not related to how many people are around. What is the reason that people feel lonely?

Answer: The problem of loneliness started emerging from the middle of the last century, growing more and more as humanity came to the peak of its development.

By the middle of the 20th century, man had completed the “linear” development of his egoistic nature, which lasted for thousands of years. The growth of linear egoism is over; the world has become integral and global and has turned into one small village where everyone depends on each other.

Development has contributed to the fact that today it is easy to travel from one end of the globe to the other. Before this, people traveled only for business and trade. In the modern world, everyone is commuting somewhere—flying, going—and it would seem, how can one feel lonely here? Tourism is the most developed and powerful business in the world, but at the same time, people are still lonely.

Maybe that’s why we move all the time. Perhaps we hope to fill this inner void, this inner need? But, this does not happen. On the contrary, the tourist comes to a foreign country to separate from all others even more.

It would seem that he goes on a journey to see the world, to get acquainted with other countries. But, wherever he goes, he always remains alone, feeling even lonelier than at home. The fact that the world becomes more and more connected externally and more individualistic and separated internally is a paradox.

In the same way, people are interdependent in business and work and cultures influence one another, but no one profits from it personally or feels the need or desire for it.

Egoism within a person grows individually, but at the same time, the world around us forms a global system. There is a gap between a whole and interconnected world and people who do not want to have any connection to each other. On the contrary, egoism grows in them and turns them into ever larger individualists.

Therefore, we see that modern man does not want to accept this world, and the world does not accept man. We just do not fit the framework that nature has made for us. Nature wants us to be together, bound by kind relations, but we do not want this.

The world can easily provide us with everything we need: food, clothing, medicine, housing, absolutely anything, but we do not want to unite as the world requires us to do. Instead, everyone wants to stay on their own. Some time ago, an entire family could live in one room and a few families in one house. The newlyweds lived together with their parents. But today, every adult and every child needs to have a separate room.

Modern technologies encourage this trend (naturally, they work for the consumer). As a result, everyone has a personal mobile phone and a personal email address.

Egoism evolves within a person, increasingly isolating him from others,  and forces us to think about what to do next. After all, our desire to enjoy requires a fulfillment that cannot be obtained alone only for oneself.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 4/4/17

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“Remember What Amalek Did To You”

A Worldwide IdeologyTorah, Deuteronomy, 25:17-18: Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you сame out from Egypt, how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.

Amalek (an acronym of “Al MenAt LEKabel,” intention “for the sake of receiving”) is an egoistic intention that picks up our weakest desires, steals and kills them by capturing them, working for them egoistically, for itself. This is called the mortification of desires.

Amalek attacked the people of Israel on their way from Egypt to Mount Sinai, meaning that it began to pull them back to Egypt. In other words, after exiting egoism, on the way to the first restriction, ascending above the egoistic level, and receiving the light from above,  Amalek, who is trying to take everything for himself, appears. His task is to bring them back to Egypt if possible, and if not, at least to tear away from them as much as possible.

Therefore, it is necessary to constantly fight with it, because it is the intention against the Creator. Amalek is not private egoistic desires that can be corrected if not now, then later; instead, it is the intention “for oneself,” which cannot be corrected, and can only be reversed. Therefore, it must be killed, and only then can you perform the opposite action of love and bestowal.

It is said that “he did not fear God.” Amalek, like Pharaoh, is not afraid of anything because he is authorized by the Creator to do it. In this, Amalek and Pharaoh are equal.
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Can You Learn Hebrew Through Spiritual Attainment?

Laitman_522_01Question: If a Kabbalah student attains the spiritual worlds, will he automatically know Hebrew?

Answer: This is not a simple question. It depends on the level of a person’s attainment.

If he attains Kabbalah at the highest level, he will definitely know Hebrew, and this language will become the most native internal language for him. With his inner sight, he will see a combination of positive and negative forces that draw letters for him, which he will feel and hear. He will master Hebrew perfectly.

Many years ago, I received a letter from Siberia that was sent to me through many people from a person who was in jail there. Without knowing any Hebrew, he suddenly started to write in this language. When I showed this letter to Rabash he said, “This person experienced great suffering and as a result of it, Hebrew and the spiritual knowledge were revealed to him, which he described absolutely correctly and very highly.”

It is not a miracle, but an attainment. There are no miracles.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17

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Education By Example

Laitman_633_2Question: Do you think education should begin with adults and then they will educate their children, or is it preferable to begin with children?

Answer: One does not interfere with the other. When a child is educated along with his parents, who are involved in self-education, he internalizes it because an example is important for him.

The best method of education is an example without words. So, if an adult shows something to a child through personal example and explains it a little, this is the best thing.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/17

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“I Did According To All That You Commanded Me”

laitman_239Torah, Deuteronomy 26-14: I did not eat any of it [second tithe] while in my mourning, nor did I consume any of it while unclean; neither did I use any of it for the dead. I obeyed the Lord, my God; I did according to all that You commanded me.

A person must say this on each degree and not just once during his lifetime.

That is, every day after he collects his crops, the fruits of his labor, and sees that he has done something, he must realize that all his actions and intentions from the beginning to the end were accompanied by the help of the Creator, which directed him and performed all this while, being inside the person.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/9/16

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Why Do We Hate?

laitman_293Question from Facebook: If we, the Jews, are chosen, then why do we hate each other so much?

Answer: Because we are chosen to be the first to correct our egoism. In order to push us to correction, this egoism evokes mutual hatred in us. This is called “the stiff-necked people.”

As for the rest of humanity, they do not have unfounded hatred for each other.
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