New Life #105 – Life And Death, Part 2

New Life #105 – Life and Death, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Pleasure is limited. Our lives in this world are limited. Eternal life, on the other hand, is unlimited since it is based on bestowal and fulfilling others. The death of the body is a transition to the upper world and can be attained during one’s earthly life. Families should discuss this new life, how to exit one’s self, and how to develop in the upper world. If a member of the family is dying, that person should be treated as someone who is moving ahead. The family members should be incorporated in these ideas in order to convince the dying person and then, together, they will ascend to another dimension. If we ascend above our ego in this way, the connection between us will not end.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #105 – Life And Death, Part 2,” 11/14/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/29/18

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 11/28/18

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What Is The Future Of Cities?

laitman_426Question: What future awaits cities?

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.
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Follow The Spiritual Method

laitman_947Question: What is the difference between Kabbalists and a society of scorners?

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.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/25/18

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 6/10/18

Laitman_630.2Question: Is the soul an instrument for sensation or is it something that feels?

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.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/10/18

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New Life #104 – Life And Death, Part 1

New Life #104 – Life And Death, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

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.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #104 – Life And Death, Part 1,” 11/14/12

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11/28/18

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Audio Version Of The Blog – 11/27/18

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My Thoughts On Twitter 11/27/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

The #EU couldn’t agree on a budget. Everyone is unhappy with it, but each state for its own reasons. Such conflict promises a loss of management and immersion of EU into chaos.
Not to gloat, but I warned back in the 80s that the EU is doomed …

.. since the #future is being designed by egoists with no concern for upgrading people’s upbringing.

But I realize:
This is an opportunity from the Creator
To think about Him instead of myself …
I am empty of spiritual desires…

While thinking about yourself, you can’t think about the group and the Creator
So try not to think about yourself and not to ask for yourself
Cut off any thoughts about yourself as soon as they appear
My request to the Creator is: to make a restriction so my “I” will cease to exist
Then I’ll start building it…

The end of the #liberal global order is clearly visible. Its crisis is a crisis of trust on the part of society. Liberals did not create an image of the common #future—and this is the cause of their demise!

The US expected chaos on the streets after the #elections if Democrats lost. But everyone calmly accepted the election results.
Mainstream #media lie to win, exemplifying blame of the opponent for everything in the name of liberal demagogy … even more audacious than Russian #propaganda.

Creation, Beria, is from the word “Bar“- outside.
Creation is the state of desire when it can be above its nature of receiving. What it loves about the Light isn’t the pleasure, but its noble intention of bestowal, acting above one’s interest.

To raise creation to His degree of bestowal, to equivalence with Him,
the Creator takes direct pleasures away from creation,
and gives it the ability to fill itself with bestowal instead of reception.

Spiritual work isn’t against our animate nature, but about rising above it to higher aims, a different state. Don’t fight ego-nature, but gain the quality of bestowal above it. Build a new degree instead of trying to destroy the old one. This sets #Kabbalah apart from religions!

We can divide #reality into many parts, feel their connections, “check harmony with algebra,” quantitatively describe our sensations and learn to work with that which was initially just a feeling, #egoistic desire, “evil inclination,” and is then managed by light.

Once the Jewish people rise to a higher level of human connection, the nations will replace their hostile attitude toward them with a friendly attitude. As a result, a new Renaissance will emerge — in #Europe and across the world.

From Twitter, 11/27/18

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