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My Facebook Page: “Florida Shooting”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/14/18

Yesterday’s Florida shooting is only the latest of 18 school shootings since the beginning of 2018, which means that now there’s a school shooting in America every 60 hours.

When former New York police chief says, “this reality is the new normal,” and “will just continue to occur,” America should recognize its problem is much greater than gun control laws – it’s about how it has become a culture that is desensitized to obscene levels of violence.

Declaring such school shootings as acts of “pure evil,” as Florida Governor Rick Scott just did, amounts to ignoring any cultural conditions that create them.

Take a look at the trend: The Columbine massacre was carried out by an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old, Virginia Tech by a 23-year-old, Sandy Hook by a 20-year-old, and now in Florida, another 19-year-old. And these are only the big names etched into America’s collective memory. Between them there were more than 200 other school shootings, most of which follow the same pattern, with a young adult becoming a murderer.

By the time they are 18, American kids watch 200,000 acts of violence, 16,000 of which are murders, and that’s just on TV. Now add to that what they see when they go to the movies, wander the net, and the violent video games they play. When you consider the impact of the above on a developing mind, who might also be struggling with difficult life circumstances, is it really so surprising that horrific violent scenes are playing out in real life?

When people feel like their life is not necessarily worth living, their senseless acts reflect the worst their culture has taught them.

The way towards a less violent in America goes beyond laws and regulations. America must read the writing on the wall and initiate a massive socio-educational endeavor to infuse its culture with new examples, norms and values.

The Living System

75.01The spiritual system works in a special way. In the material world, we are used to the fact that even the largest systems are built on a more primitive principle where any element performs its autonomous function.

For example, a car has its radiator, carburetor, pistons, and cylinders, and every detail functions as it was initially designed without changing its function according to the new conditions.

Spiritual systems have much fewer elements: 5 x 5 x 5, but the problem is that by changing their degree relative to the Light of infinity, they change their attributes, as it is written “Changing your place brings about a change of luck.”

This is the entire complexity.

Otherwise, all of The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES – Talmud Eser Sefirot) could be explained in twenty pages. But the problem is that there are spiritual ascents and descents through which attributes change, and this confuses us.

If spiritual Partzufim ascend or descend, they can change their previous behavior. It is impossible to say about any five Sefirot if this is Hochma or Hassadim (Bina), because this depends on what is above and below them, what they clothe, and to whom they must bestow.

No one exists by itself, and so it turns out that each can perform the functions of all. There is no such thing in our world! However, the entire spiritual system is created from a single desire to enjoy, and everything else in this system depends on the way it is used.

Lights enter the system and start organizing it according to their qualities. Everything depends on the position of the Partzuf or even its part in relation to other Partzufim. This is impossible to understand with our mind; it must go through our feelings and then we will see that this system is alive.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/25/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 10, “Table of Answers for Topics,” Item 149

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Love On The Physical Level

laitman_959Question: Can we see examples of true love anywhere so we can understand the possibilities of realizing it?

Answer: An example of true love is the love of a mother for her child.

This is love on the physical, beastly level, which can be seen in a limited form in animals and in a more extensive form in humans. If we were to cut off the connection between a mother and her child, there would not be any love between them.

Therefore, in our world, what we call love is simply an egoistic attitude toward a source of pleasure. It is nothing more than this. If I love you, then I receive pleasure from you.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17

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New Way Of Communication

laitman_938.05Remark: In our times, people communicate with each other less and less. They bury themselves in their mobile phones, computers and send each other emojis.

My Comment: This is invented in order to create an illusion of communication. Someone wrote to you, you answered someone; you somehow read the message and typed an answer. That’s it, communication over.

Question: What is the communication Kabbalists speak about?

Answer: Kabbalistic communication is a few levels higher.

First, when we contact each other, we talk about the ways to alter our feelings so that they get in unison, and we begin to understand each other. This happens not only through text, sound, and information carriers, not only through sensory channels between us, but we aspire to get onto the one spiritual wave that fills the entire universe.

We are trying to reach such a level of the common wave where we could feel it together, but naturally, each one in his own way. Just as we hear the same melody and each one experiences it in his qualities; nevertheless, we have something in common.

The commonality is in this melody that comes from one source and causes qualities in us that are, perhaps, somewhat different, but they are adequate relative to the source itself, and therefore we meet in it.

We remain different, but feel this difference between us. And most importantly, when each of us connects to the source, it is the source that connects us with each other, we are equal in it. Otherwise, we cannot contact each other at all, and we suddenly discover that we can only communicate through mobile phones.

Therefore, Kabbalistic communication is completely different. It happens without words. We do not send any messages to each other, but together we try to rise onto the same wave, to reveal the field of the Creator and to exist in it.

Question: What makes us to communicate in this way? We see that humanity does not want to contact each other.

Answer: Indeed, a person does not want to communicate with others at all unless this calms him down and fills him up. Yet, in principle, he does not need communication.

But this is a completely different matter in Kabbalah because we attain our inner spiritual life through this. We reveal the eternal, everlasting state that rises all the time, including everything that exists in itself—something an ordinary person does not feel.

When we begin to understand what Kabbalah has prepared for us, it is amazing. Then we stop engaging in all sorts of technical means of communication and try to reach contact on the level of thoughts and feelings in the connection between us in the ten. This contact includes all the present, past, and future with us and with humanity as a whole. This is a completely different way of communication.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/22/17

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How To Neutralize The Negativity Of Facebook

Zuckerberg and his team are gradually becoming aware of the impact their creation has on people. Facebook does not deny that it can cause people to depend on and spread fake news (Ziff Davis, LLC)

 

Now he also admitted that social networks can directly influence democracy, and not in the best way (NPR).

Nothing can be done here. The most powerful means of influencing the world is far too profitable. In fact, a social network can “install a new software” in any person with or without one’s awareness.

A person is a social being; he has “buttons” and “springs” that act unconsciously, but very effectively. Therefore, no matter what the social network says, what sins it confesses, it nevertheless dominates us and decides for us how we look at the world.

In fact, a social network is not only an Internet platform, but the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to it, “heavy” ideological propaganda is replaced by an inconspicuous and much more powerful psychological treatment. It penetrates deep into the subconscious and implants an attitude to life. Everything else is derived from that.

As a result, a person accepts everything the system is feeding him and remains an eternal consumer in its framework.

It is time to recognize the evil that sweet-voiced architects of “right” relationships bring to us. Our interconnection must grow out of the warmth of the heart, not from an exemplary charity. Cheesy ads and beautiful gestures help to “tame” our egoism, but do nothing at all to correct it.

The only way to escape from this influence is to consciously choose another “program,” other criteria for interaction and mutual assistance. With the help of Kabbalah’s method, we can create a social network of hearts, not users. We can really improve the society we live in, and certainly without any damage to democracy.
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New Life #940 – The Essence Of Change In The World

New Life #940 – The Essence Of Change In The World
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The purpose of creation is for the creatures or humankind to become more like the Creator, meaning that the creatures have a desire to love and give like He does. Creation develops in its desire to enjoy both quantitatively and qualitatively through the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and speaking levels. The Creator develops and fulfills the desires of humankind with vitality. The influence of the Creator is constant and constantly changing in order to bring creation to a state of absolute goodness and mutual love. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, there are no changes in the external world but only in the heart of man.
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From the KabTV’s “New Life #940 – The Essence of Change In The World,” 1/2/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 2/15/18

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Love of Friends – 2”  

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love of the Creator & Love for the Created Beings”

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