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The condition that only love of people leads to love of the Creator repels. Everyone agrees to love the Creator as it benefits the ego to be in good relations with the Creator; it doesn’t obligate anything. This is why it is accepted in all religions, and it increases egoism.
Genuine love can be built only on hate. These two senses, like the poles of our life, create a field within which the pulse of life beats.
-How to justify a betrayal?
-It is written: “Do not judge until you walk in another’s shoes and feel his condition.
Bring yourself into him, with all his inner properties, into his state of being—and then you will see if he was able to act otherwise or not.
In bestowal, enjoyment depends on the significance of the receiver. Therefore, we must constantly increase the receiver’s greatness. In that case, we will view our bestowal as reception. Our desire becomes satisfied with the Creator’s greatness, which depends solely on us.
Naturally, the desires to enjoy receiving pleasure are growing, unlike the desires to enjoy bestowal. Bestowal contains great pleasures, for they are defined by the greatness of the Creator, Whom we bestow to. To increase the value of the Creator’s greatness depends on the group.
I reached the zero point when the friend and I are equally important to me. But the friend must be more vital to me (like a baby for a mother). Otherwise, it is impossible to reveal the Creator. The friends are a vessel in which I find the Creator.
Do I regret that my heart is deaf to the friends? Do I repent this because I’m not moving forth or because I am not assisting them? Even so, my awareness of my indifference is the starting point and the cause of advancement. Now we only need to increase this awareness.
At the inanimate, vegetative, and animal level, we love self-gratification—food, sex, family. At the human level, we take pleasure in the value and significance of money, recognition, and knowledge. Thus we advance towards the higher values—to the point in the heart.
The attempt to unite the #EU revealed its disunity. The crisis can be resolved through replacing the formal union by drawing people closer together. This can be achieved by training them in the spirit of unity. The world needs this example!
From Twitter, 7/13/18
Is it possible to say that laughter unites people?
Answer: Laughter in our world is an expression of satisfaction, which can be egoistic—sarcastic, spiteful, and completely unkind—because egoism manifests itself in a simple, undisguised form.
Laughter is more a manifestation of the joy of egoism.
Question: What are the roots of laughter?
Answer: Self-pleasure. Self-satisfaction. As a rule, I would say that everything I see is spiteful.
Question: Is there a more elevated state, good laughter?
Answer: Good laughter in Kabbalah is based on understanding, on revealing its opposition to the Creator. However, a person simultaneously understands how he can get out of it. As Sarah said at the birth of Isaac: “The Creator made me laugh.” This is already a high level.
At the same time, something very kind, good, and joyous is manifested, which is based on the complete impossibility of a phenomenon. Therefore, laughter is a combination of two opposites.
Goodness and kindness can emerge only from the evil, harmful, and dark.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/17/18
Question from Facebook: Does Kabbalah suggest destroying the ego?
Answer: No. Kabbalah is a method dealing with how to correctly work with egoism and fully use its power. This is why it is called “the wisdom of Kabbalah” (“Kabbalah” in Hebrew means “reception”), from the word “LeKabbel” (“to receive”).
Question: So it is impossible to destroy egoism?
Answer: It is both impossible and unnecessary.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/10/18
New Life #52 – Maintaining Concern For The Public
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
Society’s success is measured by the strength of social connection and balance. How can we achieve this balance? In all of our plans and activities, it is necessary that there be a concern for each and every person as an integral part of the public. Ministries in government should also be guided by the idea of achieving budgetary balance rather than taking for themselves. In addition, the government needs to supervise industry so that the public is not sold unnecessary things at excessive prices. Communism and socialism tried to eliminate the harmful human ego and failed. Capitalism tried to go along with the ego and failed. Now, we are in a very special period in history, during which we can take the golden, middle path and learn to use the human ego correctly so that it will be balanced with the environment. We will discover a power within the social system, which will give each and every person a feeling of vitality.
From KabTV’s “New Life #52 – Maintaining Concern For The Public,” 8/8/12
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