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Egoistic People Create an Egoistic World

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 4/14/20

There seems to be general agreement that COVID-19 has taught us a lesson in humility. It taught us that our self-centered approach toward the world is unacceptable. The coronavirus separated us, forced social distancing on us and told us to #StayHome. It did that because we built a world that is based on egocentric relationships. We can’t complain about the “gifts” that the world sends us when we have created the world in our own image: selfish to the core.

If we want a different world, we must be different, first. Since we build the world in our own image, it is we who must change, and the world we will build will be equally different. The better we become, the more caring and considerate we teach ourselves to be, the more care and concern will spread through the world. It is in our hands, and it is our choice.

We Will Not Be The Same Again

laitman_600.02In this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, women can perform much greater work than men because they have more connection with life, stronger sense of life in relation to their family and children.

After this epidemic, people will not be the same. It will take several months and everyone will get used to this new state. We will begin to perceive the world in a new way; we will feel that it is under the control of the upper force.

Everyone now has the same questions: Where did this problem come from? Why? What will happen next? Suddenly we lost our strength to pursue the different pleasures of this world, the main thing is to survive and for us and our children to live peacefully in this world.

This is a very important stage in the education of humanity. The virus will educate us so that we will not be the same people again. Imagine that in four, five, or six months we will see the epidemic subside and the coronavirus stop circulating between us, then we will already be different.

In the meantime, we just need to support each other and keep explaining that this blow came from nature because we breach its laws and violate its integrality and globality.

We destroy nature and, as a result, involuntarily we pull all these viruses out of it and force them to manifest. If we continue to treat nature this way, there will be many more new viruses, much more terrible than the coronavirus. Therefore, there is no choice, we must change the relationships between us and our attitude to nature, and then everything will fall into place.

First of all, we must understand that the coronavirus is a consequence of the imbalance in nature made by humans. This imbalance stems from the lack of friendly connections between people.

We must exist in an integral system, but instead we do the opposite and are moving further and further away from each other. Egoism is growing all the time and increasingly placing us against each other. If we do not stop the process of global separation, we will cause even more harmful viruses to appear.

Everyone agrees that there is a need for connection between people, but they do not believe that it is possible to achieve and consider it a beautiful dream. However, the fact is that we are not required to achieve connection, we just have to want to come to it.

By yearning for connection, we are already investing our effort in nature, and as a result nature gets corrected and improves. Then all sorts of pests, including viruses, will stop crawling out of it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson for Women 4/4/20

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Exodus From Egypt By The Entire World

laitman_245.12If the friends externally fulfill the requirements of students, participate in lessons and in the meetings of friends, then I don’t have the right to leave them. The Creator brought me to them, and I must work with them.

Especially now, in our time, to be in a Kabbalistic group is a happy opportunity received from above. The Creator pulls us toward Him.

If a person at least somehow relates to this process, more or less, then I don’t conduct any criticism, for me the main thing is to be connected with everyone in whom there is such a desire. Believe me, we are in a special state called the Exodus from Egypt. This is the outcome of not just one small group led by Abraham, but of representatives of all humankind, all people, all walks of life.

We all want to exit our egoism, to rise and unite with the Creator. The Creator helps us in this, it is not by accident that the coronavirus epidemic has come, which facilitates the exodus from egoism.

The Creator wants to show us how wrong our connection is, and therefore He puts us apart from each other through the coronavirus. Now we need to understand how to connect again, but in the right form. As soon as we are ready to connect correctly, the virus will disappear.

We will not return to the old world, but will come to a new connection, to a new society, to new occupations. Life will not be the same as it was before the coronavirus. Therefore, it is necessary to explain to all of humanity what the Creator requires of us. It is friendship toward each other, it is love in order to reveal the properties of bestowal, it is unity between us, and from love for the creatures to come to love for the Creator.
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From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/31/20, The Writings of Rabash, “The Need for Love of Friends”

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 238

laitman_962.7Question: What is the state of the Creator since He is in bestowal—bestowal for the sake of what?

Answer: To raise you to Himself.

Question: With regard to the study of Kabbalistic sources, which takes place face to face (a teacher or one of the students addresses the group and passes on their knowledge and experience to everyone at once), should it not be supplemented with dialogues between each and every one?

Answer: I follow the example of my teacher Rabash.
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Why Don’t We Like To Study?

laitman_962.7Question: In this world, everyone likes to teach, but no one likes to study. What is the spiritual root of this phenomenon?

Answer: It is the ego that likes to preach because it controls others this way. We need to try and get rid of it.

Question: So, do I annul myself a little when I study?

Answer: When you study, you must annul yourself, subdue yourself, in order to learn something.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/12/20

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The Tower Of Babel As The Essence Of Relationships Between People

Laitman_115.05Remark: The book of Genesis describes how people built the tower of Babel: They built it high. Those who raised bricks rose from the east side of the tower, and those who went down came down from the west side of the tower.

And if someone fell and died, they did not pay attention to him. But if a brick fell, they sat and cried, “When will another rise instead.”

My Response: Here allegorically it speaks about the Babylonians’ egoism having increased to such an extent that they did not respect human lives, but only valued a person’s work.

If a person could not bring benefit and his productivity fell, it was better that he simply die, disappear, such people were not needed. That is, they were purely pragmatic toward each other.
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From Kab TV’s “Systematic Analysis of Israeli People Development,” 6/24/19

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New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life

New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

All forms of life that evolve exist as a non-materialized force in nature. Life is created through this force so that the desire to receive develops all its needs at each level of evolution including the inanimate, vegetative, and animate forms found in nature. We cannot change the inner desire in nature, so we cannot turn inanimate parts into living parts. The next level of evolution will require of us to use the forces of nature in order to correct the human ego. The more advanced human being will live for the benefit of others and will feel love for the whole world. Through connection, we will build another life together, feel eternity, and reveal the power of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1184 – The Formation Of Life,” 12/3/19

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New Life 1207 – The Evolution Of Anti-Semitism

New Life 1207 – The Evolution Of Anti-Semitism
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Anti-Semitism derives from the feeling that there is an opposite, altruistic characteristic within Jews that is not in others.Israel” aims for the positive higher force that exists in nature in contrast to humanity, which aims for the egoistic, negative force. A “Jew” is not a nationality but the awakening of a point within a person that draws him toward the positive force of nature. The whole of humanity feels no attraction toward unification and therefore feels a gap, a rift, between it and the Jews. Each and every nation has its own feeling of anti-Semitism about the Jews according to its root and its level of egoistic development. It is up to the Jews to connect with love and to provide the world with a model for a new life.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1207 – The Evolution Of Anti-Semitism,” 2/11/20

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/14/20

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic “Pesach (Passover),” Part 1

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Lesson on the Topic “Pesach (Passover),” Part 2

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Lesson on the Topic “Pesach (Passover),” Part 3

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