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In the News (Council of Europe): “International Day of Democracy 2017, Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland
“Democracy, human rights and the rule of law fit together to the benefit of citizens in Europe and across the world. Democratic governance creates freedom, fosters opportunity and counters corruption in society. …
“On September 15 – and every day – let democrats hold their heads high and speak for their ideals.”
My Comment: There is no democracy in any communities or countries. In fact, democracy is impossible, because it is impossible for the masses to rule the masses. And if we choose someone, the question is,, how does he get chosen and who is behind it?
Democracy cannot exist by definition.
When could it be possible? Only if we take love and bestowal as the highest principle, which is above nature and above people, and commit to carry it through, can we talk about democracy. Practically, democracy is the corrected humanity facing the higher principle—the Creator.
Without the Creator, democracy cannot exist because it is the highest principle. And there can be no democracy without implementing this principle. And the wisdom of Kabbalah explains how to do it.
A fair society is possible then, as Baal HaSulam writes in The Last Generation, everyone is absolutely equal, all complement each other, and all together we form one single whole. And the Creator, which is the upper force, will be revealed within this society. Together they will form a state that is called the last generation, which is the correct society.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/2/17
Question: If a person’s entire life is fully programmed from beginning to end, why in every present moment is he given the feeling that he himself chooses his next step: whom to marry, where to live, what to do?
Answer: Otherwise, a person could not survive; he would kill himself if he knew that he is living like an animal that is controlled in every move. What would remain in his life—only to seek how to spend every moment in a more pleasant way and to suffer less? What is the meaning of such a life and who needs it?
Question: So it is deliberately concealed from me that my life is already completely programmed in all its details so that I would be interested in continuing my existence as if I myself choose something, but in fact, nothing depends on me. Do animals have such feelings?
Answer: No. An animal instinctively obeys nature’s orders without questioning, like a biological machine. A person, however, can ask: “What am I living for? Why do I exist in this way? Can I change my destiny or not?”
This already is the beginning of a human being, which separates him from an animal. He begins to rise above his animal existence to a higher level. He no longer wishes to live only to fill his needs like an animal, but he seeks a higher goal.
Question: What does it mean to become a positive element of the program, having the opportunity to influence your destiny?
Answer: We are allowed to tune into the program of life only on the condition that we would add positive forces to it, that is, if we raise this program from an animal level to a human one, making an “upgrade” of it. If I use my life for the sake of positively influencing the general program that operates on us, which is called the upper force, then I receive the opportunity to do it.
Then I have a positive influence on my own destiny, on everyone else, and on the program as a whole. I am able to change the movie of life and become a partner with the higher force, which governs this entire program.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” #886 on 7/25/17
Answer: Yes. However, it is not our body that is called a man, but a desire, and not just an ordinary animalistic desire of the material body, but a desire to become similar to the Creator.
Question: If Kabbalists revealed the Creator, does it mean they are the Creators? Perhaps I am also the Creator, just an underdeveloped one.
Answer: To the extent that we are similar to the Creator, we become like Him.
Question: Is the Big Bang somehow connected to the entrance of the first person into spirituality?
Answer: No. The Big Bang is the emergence of matter at the level of our world.
Question: What is the most common cause for the delay in development of a spiritual person?
Answer: It is only his laziness, lack of attention, and disregard for those states that we must undergo.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17
New Life #891 – From Self Love To Love Of Others
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
It is written, “Love thy friend as thyself.” A person thinks that he must first love himself, which is a common egoistic mistake. Only if we begin to try to love others will we discover to what degree we love ourselves.
From KabTV’s “New Life #891 – From Self Love To Love Of Others,” 8/1/17
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This means that you fall from the divine level on which you could dwell to the human level, then from the human level to the animal level, and from the animal level to the level of “carrion.” Therefore, you become food for the lowest, non-kosher and wrong level of your beast.
That is, this person who was supposed to be a Man within you, these desires and qualities turn into carrion that also serves all kinds of Klipot (impure forces) for their strengthening.
Your egoistic desires that did not give you an opportunity to defeat enemies that you surrendered to because you did not tackle them by faith above reason eat you in the most impure way.
You were going to go by faith above reason above all the obstacles that the Creator puts before you in order to unite with others and to create a place for His revelation, but you did not withstand it. Therefore, everything shattered into its constituent parts, seven parts of the spiritual Partzuf, the body of the soul.
Thus, the body of the soul falls to the human level, but one in which nothing viable remains that can only be food for your impure forces, qualities, thoughts, desires, and intentions. This is your “carrion” that devours the Man (Adam) in you, that is, the qualities that are ready for the level of Man.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/7/16