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The Health Of Social Networks

laitman_959In the News (Wired): “Twitter launched a new initiative Thursday to find out exactly what it means to be a healthy social network in 2018. The company, which has been plagued by a number of election-meddling, harassment, bot, and scam-related scandals since the 2016 presidential election, announced that it was looking to partner with outside experts to help ‘identify how we measure the health of Twitter.’ The company said it was looking to find new ways to fight abuse and spam, and to encourage ‘healthy’ debates and conversations.

“In a series of tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that his company didn’t ‘fully predict or understand the real-world negative consequences’ of how the platform was designed, like harassment, trolls, bots, and other forms of abuse. ‘We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough,’ he wrote.”

Question: This begs the question, what is a healthy social network?

Answer: I suppose that to give an answer to the question, it is first necessary to understand the significance of our development. Then it will be possible to evaluate scientific and social platforms according to the degree of benefit or harm they cause, relative to the attainment of the goal in the best way. Then the “diagnosis” of the social networks will be severe: “terminally ill.”

I understand the disappointment of the creators of the Internet with what people have done with their brainchild. The problem here is not about the Internet itself, but the ego that controls us. We must correct ourselves, not the Internet. Without correcting ourselves, nothing will help. People will bypass everything because the ego is what motivates them.

Twitter in particular and the Internet in general must begin to be involved with only one thing: re-education. It is necessary to fill the virtual space with what is useful for the development of positive mutual connections among people.

I am not an ascetic and I do not advocate restriction. However, people have stopped reading, stopped consuming normal information, have forgotten how to think, analyze, and empathize. In fact, they are unhappy, duped.

Today in the network where the majority are entangled, most engage with everything except what is most important—themselves! A person is captivated and mesmerized by the flickering screen and doesn’t desire anything higher, the next level.

It’s time to use the same system differently, for ascent, to benefit all people.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/18

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New Lifestyle

laitman_222.0There are already people among us who use their singularity in forms of bestowal upon others. But they are still few, as we are still in the midst of the path of development. When we come to the Highest point of the degrees, we will all be using our singularity only in a form of bestowal upon others, and there will never be any case of any person using it in a form of self-reception. By those words, we find the opportunity to examine the conditions of life in the last generation—the time of world peace, when the whole of humanity achieves the level of the first side and will use their singularity only in the form of bestowal upon others, and not at all in the form of reception for self. And it is good to copy here the above-mentioned form of life so it will serve to us as a lesson and as a role model to settle our minds under the flood of the waves of our lives. Perhaps it is worthwhile and possible in our generation, too, to experiment in resembling this above form of life. (Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World“)

We have to create small communities that can demonstrate individual principles of the future generation. We need to advertise them so that people come, study, take courses, and try to put these principles in practice by moving with their families to such communities for at least a couple of months.

All forces that are manifested in the person, nature, and the world around us push us to rise above our egoism and to exist on a completely different level—the level of the Creator, the total power of nature and altruism. The problem is in how to do it.

For this, there is a special group of people in our world called Kabbalists who, due to their unique internal development, which was independent of them, they received a push to a new lifestyle.

They study how the system managing our world is organized, how we can come to it, adapt it to ourselves, and change ourselves for it.

Therefore, the masses have someone to learn and adapt this method from, because Kabbalists realize it in their own experience.

Most people, however, know nothing about it, nor do they understand it, and are egoistically against it. After all, we are talking about a special inverse change within our nature—a change from someone who desires to receive and enjoy at expense of others to one who gives, where another becomes closer than himself, or at least like his only beloved child who he constantly thinks about.

It is almost unbelievable and imperceptible in a person. But nature will pressure us with great suffering if we do not voluntarily move toward it.

Kabbalah explains how one can make small steps to the biblical principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” so that although not by your own choice, but still not very restrained, one can learn these principles in advance, try to absorb them, and even begin to translate some elements of the main commandments of the Torah “love your neighbor as yourself” and “the unity of all people.”
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 10/23/17

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/23/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

#SingleUpperForce_ML
The upper system is perfect since all its parts are smoothly and mutually connected.
The lower system, our world, formed due to the destruction of these connections and their transformation into an egoistic interconnection.
Upper—#truth. Lower—#lie #wisdom

A person doesn’t receive anything from people. He receives everything from the Creator, “There’s none else besides Him”
Therefore, think and act to create a relationship with the Creator rather than people—a relationship He transmits onto me through people (angels – messengers)

#SpiritualWork_ML #Reality_ML
If I correct myself, I correct the surrounding #world and stop seeing negative qualities in it. This depends only on my, not others’, correction. The world is my reflection, indicating where and to what extent I’m still not corrected. Thanks!

-What happens when #fear comes upon a person?
-Imagine that there’s “None else besides Him,” no dark #forces or #enemies, but only the Creator Himself is bringing up the person, so he’ll demand revelation through equivalence with the Creator. This is the only necessary action!

I must see everything as the Creator’s call.
There are no #people in the world. There are puppets putting on a show for me to teach me to understand the Producer. If you forget about this and take revenge, you become part of the show and, tuning out, turn into a puppet.

If an enemy rises up against you, try to correct qualities in you that make you his enemy—and you’ll stop provoking the animosity.
Think about how you’ll correct yourself since the other person is demonstrating your flaws. This is the Creator disclosing yourself to you.

If there are qualities in me I dislike, I have no right to eradicate them. I must learn to use even the worst qualities correctly.
I must reach the end of life having created a connection with others in which the Creator is revealed. This is the only thing remaining after #life.

We are dependent like cells in a body
Each one’s state is determined by the whole organism
But we have the sensation of independence and fight for #freedom
We can’t break our #connections. Living according to them and sensing #harmony in them is the aim of proper #development!

#Scientists say: 42.6 million Americans over 45 suffer from chronic #loneliness. Over 1/4 of the population lives alone, over 1/2 is not married.
#Egoism locks a person inside himself, like in a jug. We are free from each other—and not needed. What next?
#society

A correct version of the #media would engage itself in creating positive human #connections, “to connect people, to build #community and to bring the world closer together’, as #Zuckerberg testified before US #Congress and the #world.

And so we are gradually brainwashed by a fake value system, praising or reprimanding others for the natural drives they were born with. #fake #values

 

The media dramatizes behaviors and actions that derive from our instinctive basic drives, instead of reminding us that it is our real nature, and theirs. #journalists

Michael Laitman added,

The #media thrives on celebrating our lack of connection to our inner essence. To continue making money, the media deludes us day and night, producing extravagant shows out of our natural impulses. (Excerpt from http://bit.ly/ZuckPrivacy )

After the utter horror millions of our ancestors experienced in the Holocaust, the world had mercy on us and supported the establishment of our new national home: the State of Israel. #Israel #holocaust
My full article in @BINAlerts

You can’t relate the causes of blows to yourself. Egoism is common for the whole group, the entire organism is sick!
You received a blow that does not relate to you, but you are connected to everyone and therefore, it’s yours!
Thus, all corrections must be carried out in the group!

Each one gets blows due to the system’s flaw as a whole. Thus, everyone suffers since everyone must shift to new relationships of universal, good dependence. Every person gets provoked to be corrected by the common system of connection. A better state is one of greater dependence

Internally, modern man is no different than his barbaric ancestor.
In the world’s manifestation as a single system, he must change his #egoistic nature to the opposite.
The transformation happens by Kabbalah’s instructions, evoking the upper force, which turns him into Man.

Nature is an interconnected system. An organism lives because each part takes the common good into account. One component can’t be alive. Life is entry and exit, exchange of substances, #forces, #information. This is possible only by giving up personal #ego for the sake of “We.”

#SolutionToCrisis
Lack of understanding of life’s #purpose leads to #hatred. Countries and people clash, suppressing the question of life’s meaning.
Man, far from attaining the #meaning of life, needs to be given a chance to find out about what the aim of our #existence is…

#InternationalMotherEarthDay
The earth and its ecosystems are our home. People must care about the proper use of the earth’s resources, considering #future generations as well. The problem can be solved only by correcting man’s egoistic nature.
From Twitter, 4/23/18

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The General And The Particular Are Equal

laitman_243.05Question: Baal HaSulam, in his article “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” writes that “the general and the particular are equal.” What does that mean?

Answer: The spiritual cannot be divided into parts and that is why any small part of the spiritual system has absolutely the same value as the entire system.

By removing even the smallest, microscopic particle from the system, we destroy it completely because each grain of the spiritual system exists in absolutely all of its parts! In this manner, the absence of a tiny particle carries with it the disruption of the correct functioning of the entire system.

From this comes the principle that the general and the particular are equal. In other words, if there is a small gap, an omission, a disturbance, or a breakdown, it manifests in the entire system!

Question: How is this principle applied in practice?

Answer: In spirituality we must always strive toward wholeness. The difference between the 125 levels lies in that we increasingly come to more completely encompassing our connection to the general system.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/26/17

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New Life #963 – The Israeli National Identity

New Life #963 – The Israeli National Identity
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

The original Israeli identity centered on the discovery and sharing of the essence of life. Jews are not connected to this original Israeli identity these days and each one invents his or her own identity. Nevertheless, the world disallows the State of Israel to forget its unique purpose even while the rest of the countries become global and connected. The task of the people of Israel is to discover their shared identity and teach all human beings how to love each other and the upper force. When this occurs, each person will feel the other as he feels himself, above all the differences and disagreements.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #963 – The Israeli National Identity,” 2/11/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/23/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Signing The Arvut In The Ten” (Preparation for the Convention “All As One” in New Jersey 2018)

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3, Chapter 14, Item 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 5

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