My Thoughts On Twitter 2/8/20

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

It’s so much easier for #Britain to decide everything for itself instead of catering to two dozen #EU “friends” looking to advance their own interests! How difficult it is for the EU member states to hold on all together on the turbulent waves of egoism on a tiny raft! The pack of USA-China-Russia-India and others will devour the old lady…

The benefit of uniting into the #EU seems to be that every country becomes wealthier and stronger than before uniting. But the added benefit is possible only through mutual altruistic actions. Otherwise any alliance will fall apart under the weight of the common #egoism.
From Twitter, 2/8/20

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The Only Request To The Creator

laitman_619Question: I follow you to all conventions. Sometimes this is the only force I have and only out of complete despair. I do everything you tell me, even if it makes me look funny. I do not know what to do next!

Answer: Ask the Creator. A person has nothing else. There is no one to appeal to, only to Him, He is the only one. Try to appeal to Him with only one request that you are begging for closeness with Him: “I know nothing more, I don’t want anything, and I don’t need anything! I only want to be close to You.”

Question: Why does the Creator constantly separate me and take away my strength to be with my group?

Answer: You have a very good, strong desire. However, it has not been formed correctly yet and therefore it throws you like that. I do not know what to advise you. In fact, just patience. Patience. Let the light, the Creator, work on you, one day, and another day.

I have been in this work for 44 years. Nothing but patience helped me. There is nowhere else to go.
From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/8/19, “Collecting All the States Toward the Creator,” Lesson 7

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“Brexit Is Good For Europe And The World” (Newsmax)

My article in Newsmax: “Brexit Is Good for Europe and the World

The relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union has always been shaky. Now they’ve officially divorced.

Brexit finally happened, and there is good reason for the sense of relief and sounds of joy recently resounding throughout the UK.

I regularly teach about the need for unity among people, so it might seem strange that I applaud Brexit. However, any lasting form of unity requires consistent education based on learning and implementing the laws of nature, while the unity constructed in Europe failed to take such a foundation into account.

Now we thus bear witness to such a union’s fateful shattering.

It is written, “Being scattered: for the wicked it is a benefit to them and to the world; but for the righteous, it is bad for them and bad for the world. Being gathered: for the wicked it is bad for them and bad for the world; but for the righteous, it is beneficial to them and beneficial to the world.” (Mishnah Sanhedrin, 8:5)

At face value, the European Union (EU) seemed positive, but it was doomed from the start.

This is because it was constructed on ego-based connections.

European countries could seemingly engage in trade and commerce easily and flexibly.

However, hidden beneath the veneer of cooperation lurked internal competition that ate away at the strength of the union so that no country ultimately gained from the union.

The EU, initiated by Germany and France, was born from a cold calculation for financial viability. There was never any real desire to construct new improved relations and positive social unity between the European countries.

The member states only connected their economic resources, their banks and industries.

In other words, the European Union was constructed out of the self-interest innate to the human ego that is divisive by nature because it only seeks connections that ultimately promise self-benefit.

The European Union was thus leaning toward collapse from its very beginnings.

Now, we can rejoice in the successful execution of Brexit as a positive move because the Machiavellian underpinnings of the EU have been laid bare for all to see.

It is entirely possible that the dissolution might just have prevented a major war arising from the tensing frictions between European countries tied together with such fragile egoistic threads.

As for Europe’s future, it hangs by a thread. It currently stands that the EU dangles precariously by a thin filament being tugged by the United States on one side, and Russia on the other.

Britain has now tilted to the U.S. side where they have always felt more comfortable. Pressure mounts on the Eastern European countries to also decide whether to retire from the EU and associate themselves more closely with Russia once again.

While economic tensions erode the illusion of authentic connection between the countries of the EU, the effects of immigration threaten to culturally and financially impoverish them from within.

The lights of Western Europe are slowly fading as European countries continue to change face: Paris is becoming an African city, Berlin is turning into a Midle Eastern one, and London is transforming into a vibrant Indian city.

Europe’s complicated language and cultural mix combined with its contentious history that has always been prone to struggles and conflicts bode ill both for the EU and the survival of Europe as we have known it.

Lacking connection-enriching education, inherent human egoism with its overblown desire to profit at the expense of others blocks off hope for any lasting or beneficial form of unity in Europe.

One way or another, it seems that Europe will need to endure several more crises. The extent of Europe’s problems will depend on how soon they wake up to the fact that ego-based unity is brittle and unsustainable from the start.

Lasting fruitful connections can come about when unity above differences is given top priority. A positive unifying atmosphere not based on the economy, but on the laws of nature, should be the principle concern of each country individually and of all European countries as a whole if they are to overcome the egoistic tendency, which grows in each of the continent’s inhabitants from one day to the next.

Informed by in-depth knowledge of the laws of nature that develop everything in our universe, humans included, moment to moment toward greater states of unification, the incredibly diverse peoples of Europe will be able to set an example of how to gather in unity upon a foundation that “is beneficial to them and beneficial to the world.” (Mishnah Sanhedrin, 8:5).

A Sign Of Spiritual Growth

laitman_232.05Question: Is it true that the more there are negative qualities, the more there are positive qualities as well or vice versa? Is there any correlation here?

Answer: Yes. The more negative qualities are revealed, the more opportunities you have to know positive qualities. This is what we need to understand.

Each move should be aimed so that you ascend in a positive attitude to others above the negative one. Then you can really say that you are growing up.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/15/19

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Building The Future Society, Part 12

laitman_263Not to Harm Society

Baal HaSulam “Building the Future Society,” Item 30:  The freedom of the individual must be kept as long as it is not harmful to society. However, one who wishes to leave in favor of another society must not be detained in any way, even if it is harmful to society, though it should be done in such a way that the society is not ruined altogether.

A person can think, speak, and do everything he wants only if it does not diverge from the direction and intention of society. But if it harms, then he has no place in this society. It’s natural.

Question: Did you and your teacher talk about the principles of the society of the future, or is it still so far from us that one should not think about it?

Answer: It doesn’t matter. These principles automatically flow from what we teach in Kabbalah, from approaching spirituality.

Question: If we take these principles, make a code of certain laws out of them, and offer this to society, will people understand this?

Answer: No, they won’t understand. On the contrary, it can push a person away, because it will oblige him. And if obliged, then this is not good.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/7/19

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