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On the Autonomous Car Dilemma – From nature’s point of view, all human lives are equally important without exception: man or woman, young or old, black or white, religious or secular, conservative or liberal. #AutonomousVehicles #autonomousdriving
Psalm_102. Prayer of an afflicted man when he is faint and pours his soul out before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD. Do not hide Thy face when I am in distress. When I call, answer me quickly. My heart has withered away. Enemies dishonor me. Have mercy, it is time to grace him.
Psalm_101 I will sing of mercy & justice to You, O Lord. When will the blameless way come to me? I shall not set any unholy thing before the eyes. A perverse heart will depart from me, I will know no evil. I will destroy all the wicked of the land, cut off those who do iniquity.
Psalm_100 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD joyfully, stand before Him with singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God, He created us, we are His people. Come to His gates with thanks, bless Him. For the LORD is good, His mercy and faithfulness everlasting
#Kabbalah is the science of #social_cohesion. It doesn’t ignore or cover up contradictions, but changes our attitude toward them, elevating us above them. #quoteoftheday
#Psalm_99. The LORD reigns! Praise be to Thy name great and awesome! Exalt the LORD and worship at His pediment. They kept His commandments and Law. You were a forgiving GOD for them and an avenger for their deeds. Exalt the LORD and worship at His holy hill, for holy is our GOD.
#Psalm_103 Bless the LORD, my soul, and all within me – bless Holy Name. He pardons sins, heals, fills us with good. He will not always strive with us and keep His anger. His grace is eternal for those who keep His covenant. Bless the LORD, all creations! Bless the LORD, my soul!
Psalm_104. #LORD, great You are, clothed in majesty, in the light like in a cloak. You open your hand – they’re filled with the good, you hide your face – they’re afraid, you take their spirit – they return to dust. Be sinners gone from the earth! Bless the LORD, my soul! Aleluia
#World of #bribes. We live in an egoistic world. If one is driven by the #ego and never received a different education, one will always think of how to profit in the maximum, at any job/position. This is our ego’s natural request. So how can I not take and steal?
Psalm_98. Sing unto the #Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things. The LORD has let known His salvation, remembered His loving kindness. Sing praises to the LORD, for He has come to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice and the peoples with equity.
What are the defensive measures against the #crisis or #holocaust? We must correct the source of evil, our ego. We are cogwheels in a system, each affecting the rest. So do good as Kabbalah teaches. It’s concealed but good actions strongly impact the world #Kabbalist_advice_ML
I carry out these actions in the group, though I don’t want to. By doing certain actions, I clarify for myself what I should/shouldn’t do, why, how, with whom. I practice #Kabbalah in the group. So, I must enter the group and reveal the Creator inside it–that is the work.
Stages of Creator’s revelation: 1. We feel a prick somewhere, and start looking for the #meaning_of_life. 2. We find the group. 3. I am taught what to do to reveal the Creator. (#Kabbalah is the method of the Creator’s revelation). #OneUpperForce_ML #Awareness
The right reaction to what the #Creator sends is to always search for contact with Him. Address him however you like, even mistakenly. As long as you retain some kind of contact with Him. Don’t sever it. Then you will gradually start to sense that you’re establishing contact.
None of us have anything of ourselves. Everything is from the Creator. What we’re feeling is what the Creator does with us. His manifestation in us is our soul. When we reveal the Creator in us, that is our soul. #OneUpperForce_ML #awareness #Wisdom
From Twitter, 2/11/18
In the News (The Next Web): “This futuristic vision is becoming a reality, fast. … One of the biggest sex doll manufacturers in the world [is] aiming to have an interactive doll on the market by the year’s end. Founder Matt McMullen has started another company … to focus on this revolution. …
“To complete the quest of the first proper artificial partner, McMullen and his team have created ‘Harmony AI’ that will be able to link up with virtual reality to create a complete sexual ecosystem that we can’t truly imagine right now. …
“McMullen asked: ‘What is your dream?’
“Harmony responded: ‘My primary objective is to be a good companion to you, to be a good partner and give you pleasure and well-being. Above all else, I want to become the girl you have always dreamed about.’ …
“Turning back the tide on the sexbot revolution is just not going to happen. Time and again we have seen the sex industry drive technology like VHS video, mobile communications, and we’re also expecting it to play a critical part in VR. The sexbot industry could, then, be one of the best technical partners for the AI industry as a whole.
“There are people out there ready, willing, and able to embrace a $15,000 sexbot from the likes of … . This will probably soon become mainstream and sex dolls will be a part of our life before we know it.”
Question: What will this eventually lead to?
Answer: It will lead to, as usual, rejection—a person will see that this does not fulfill him. Everything we create, we do for our egoism. As it keeps growing, we constantly feel that we are in a bigger and bigger empty inner space.
Question: So, the comfort will not amount to anything?
Answer: No. Our growing egoism leaves no place for enjoyment. It keeps revealing its vast emptiness to us.
Therefore, by enjoying a movie, or sex, or artificial dishes, anything at all, I will still “devour” myself inside my new egoism, I keep being dissatisfied with myself.
My only salvation is in drugs. But even the drugs will not be consumed for long. Egoism will develop to a point where it will say: “This is not a solution,” and I will not be able to touch them again.
And what then? There will be a long, wolf-like howl across the world because everyone will be howling at their fate, and they will not be able to do anything about it.
And then, The Book of Zohar will be revealed to all of humanity because there will be no alternatives left. The desire will emerge from the inside, and then the method of attaining the next degree will be revealed.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/14/17
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/1/18
Picture the following scenario: you’re driving an autonomous car. It decides where to turn, how fast to go, when to turn on the lights. In short, you can sip your coffee and text your friends while the car is driving itself.
But then… a hasty kid jumps into the road chasing his ball. Now, the car has two options: take a hard right and bump into a wall, risking your life, or going for the emergency brake, which will keep you out of danger, while putting the kid’s life at high risk.
What should your autonomous car be programmed to do? Great minds, from AI researchers to moral philosophers, are trying to devise an answer as we speak.
Surely, our rational mind might consider preferring to save the life of a child over the life of an elderly person, but what if the child is growing up to be a dangerous criminal? To add to that, according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the issue is even more complicated because a person’s spiritual potential should be taken into account as well.
The natural system, however, has a much simpler approach as opposed to our intellectual analysis.. From nature’s point of view, all human lives are equally important without exception: man or woman, young or old, black or white, religious or secular, conservative or liberal. And with regard to the spiritual system, we have no understanding or perception of how it orchestrates each and every person’s spiritual contribution to the entire system.
Therefore, for the time being, I recommend the engineers do their best to develop an algorithm that will work to save lives to the maximum extent: to identify and rank those who are at risk of being harmed and who is likely to be saved – and to fight for that life as if it were our own.
Question: In the social doctrine Baal HaSulam wrote over 70 years ago, it says that a small part of humanity must raise the moral level and create a society in which there will be one religion, a religion of bestowal. These people will disseminate it to the whole world and all the rest will be considered as culture.
Can you give a prediction about when this small society of a few thousand or some tens of thousands of people will be created?
Answer: To create a correct society that will manage itself and the others, a person must be on a spiritual level. I still don’t see people like these. They are gradually being educated today, but they are still not ready for this.
Question: So you cannot concretely name the year of the appearance of that society?
Answer: In the coming year, mentors will still not be ready, even if everyone wanted to unite.
Question: Are your students not guides who are ready to build the new society?
Answer: At the present time they are guides who are only suitable for developing new groups, conducting workshops and the like, but to create communes and societies in which we can work together, complement each other, and exist above the general egoistic rules, we still don’t have guides or a mass that can be organized in this manner for these communities.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17
New Life #937 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And The Wisdoms Of The World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with OrenLevi and Nitzah Mazoz
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the origin of the seven wisdoms of the world. Humanity needs to develop the characteristic of bestowal, like that of the Creator, in order to understand this higher wisdom. It is the harmony, connection, and the thought of creation, which is hidden above everything and all the stages of development.
Without the general rule “And you shall love your friend as yourself,” it is impossible to recognize our present state as evil and approach the higher wisdom. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a person how to rise above his self-centered nature and see reality as it truly is, through the nature of the Creator.
From the KabTV’s “New Life #937 – The Wisdom Of Kabbalah And The Wisdoms Of The World,” 12/21/17
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