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Answer: In the future, thanks to the development of communication technologies, humanity will not concentrate in big cities but will spread out.
Many people will be able to work from home and all their consumables will be delivered. The home will be a bedroom, a study room, and in general, a place where a person spends most of his life. The concepts of the “city center” and “downtown” will disappear from the world, and our cities will assume a broad and balanced form.
Besides, I very much hope that as soon as humanity realizes that its universal relations with each other should be altruistic, cities will also be reformed according to this new way: everything will be for the benefit of a person so that a person will care for society and society will care for everyone. This will lead to very big changes in city structures.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06
Answer: Nowadays it’s all mixed up. I would not separate one from the other. All those who are against spiritual development, which is described starting with The Book of Zohar and beyond, are not on the same path with us.
We should take care of ourselves, constantly consulting our teachers’ writings, and not pay attention to what others do.
There is freedom of will. A person can do what he thinks is right and good if he does not harm others. Being closed in our small spiritual community, we do not harm anyone, we are open to all.
The main thing is to strictly follow the program, the advice of our teachers, and then we will reach the goal.
Question: Every time egoism increases in a person, he is more and more influenced by the outside society. How can this detrimental effect be prevented?
Answer: By immersing deeper into the study of the method and into the inner work on oneself. Nothing more.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/25/18
Answer: The soul is the ten Sefirot within which you feel another creation.
Question: Why is the characteristic of love a characteristic that is opposite to egoism?
Answer: Love is the characteristic of bestowal in a person when he takes all of the desires of another person, puts them in the place of his own desires, and wants to fulfill them. This is a very unique feeling and unique activity that has no parallel in our world.
Question: What is the action of restricting a desire? When I want something sweet but do not eat it, am I restricting my desire?
Answer: No. The fact is that you are replacing your desire for sweets with another more egoistic pleasure, for example, maintaining your weight.
Question: Does the concept of aging or maturing of the soul exist?
Answer: The soul does not age or die, rather it develops. Therefore, the terms “aging of the soul” and “maturation of the soul” are not acceptable in that regard.
Question: What is the role of developing awareness in addition to feeling my desires? Is this the embryo of my soul?
Answer: The purpose of awareness is to help me direct myself correctly to the shortest and most optimal way toward complete fulfillment with the highest attribute of bestowal and love.
Question: Is it possible to say that conscience is the embryo of the soul?
Answer: Conscience is a relative concept. Each one has his own conscience. Therefore, the benefit from such qualities as kindness, conscience, love, honesty, and the like, depends on the goal toward which they are directed. Only the goal is important.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/10/18
New Life #104 – Life And Death, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
People fear death because it feels as though we are losing ourselves and we don’t know what happens when it comes. Human consciousness, however, does not die but actually develops eternally from one generation to the next. The “self” continues to exist if it has developed to the point of feeling a common life. Discernment regarding the feelings of rejection or closeness to others are the main facets of consciousness that develop from one life to the next. People who have exited themselves during their corporeal lifetimes and reached the general heart no longer fear death.
From KabTV’s “New Life #104 – Life And Death, Part 1,” 11/14/12
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