The Wrong Way To Equal Rights

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/31/20

The terrible wrong that was done to George Floyd, RIP, sparked a storm that who knows when or how it will end. But using this tragedy to justify killing even more people does not improve anything, and demolishing and looting other people’s property is also not right. Simply, you cannot fight for equal rights by doing wrong.

Currently, the chasm between blacks and whites in America is insurmountable. It is even more so in an election year, when each side tries to fan the flames of hate in order to gain political clout and win over votes.

Like it or not, America consists of blacks, whites, Hispanics, and countless other ethnicities from around the world. America now is like Babylon in antiquity, and will disintegrate the same as Babylon did, unless it acts fast. The solution to the problems of America, as odd as it may seem now, is not to change anyone, but rather embrace everyone’s uniqueness and celebrate the diversity under one American society.

America’s strength lies not in its military might or economic power. It lies in its potential to become a beacon of hope for convergence of nations and ethnicities. If this seems unrealistic at the moment, think how unreal shutting down the entire world seemed in January of this year. Moreover, once we did shut down our economies, look how quickly and positively nature has responded. If we dare to dream and act on our dreams, there is no reason human nature cannot change just as fast as all of nature did just now.

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Caption: A man leaves a photograph at a memorial for George Floyd on Wednesday afternoon, after the death of Floyd on Monday night in Minneapolis, Minnesota]

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Two Levels Of Desires

laitman_423.01Comment: In the spiritual, all phenomena, people, and the whole world are like inside one person. The way they behave and what they do, it all happens in me. And I perceive all the bad and good events as happening to me.

And in the material world, everything is divided into many objects that are divided into still, vegetative, and animate nature.

My Response: This is due to the fact that our desires can be on two levels.

At the level of our world, they are completely different, even antagonistic to each other. And then we feel a different antagonistic, disassembled, torn world. This is what we perceive in our egoistic properties because they are antagonistic to each other.

And in the spiritual, since these same properties tend to interact, complement, and connect with each other, we feel a single device, a single world.

Comment: Rabash in article 18 writes: “It should be remembered what “Israel and the people of the world” mean from the rule that everything is in one person. Then the property “Israel” is called “bestowal,” and all its actions are only in bestowal, and this is called the “good inclination” in man, and the nations of the world are called the “Kelim of reception,” and this is the “evil inclination” in man.

My Response: In principle, these are two types of desires that manifest in our world as two groups of people: the people of Israel and the peoples of the world. But in fact, all this is felt inside one person.

There are millennia-old works of Kabbalists who have tried to more or less clearly state this for the people.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/10/19

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The Denseness Of Social Networks

laitman_959Question: Why do you think that a billion people sitting in Facebook aren’t a manifestation of clarification of the correlation and relations between themselves and nature?

Answer: We’re very similar to wild animals, which are constantly fighting among themselves. But those people have at least some sort of clarification of the relationship, and this result isn’t observed on Facebook. Everything operates on the principle “you are a fool yourself.”

I don’t see people becoming wiser and better from such communication. Unfortunately, social networks are still in a dormant state.

Question: What do you mean when you say the development of relations between people? Is it another court, other laws, or other values?

Answer: All these and even more: the right relationship between people, when a person pursues one single goal in his intentions, so the other person would feel good.

Our closed, integral system of human society is tuned to this. If everyone interacts with others like that, then everything will be fine with us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/12/20

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Do No Harm To Each Other

laitman_263Question: We know that all actions are performed by the Creator, and this can be seen in the example of the coronavirus. To change and build new correct relationships, do we only need to want this internally?

Answer: No, that is not enough. To build the correct desire to reveal the virus, that is, to see our mistakes in communicating with each other, that is not enough.

We must also understand how to be interrelated, how to connect with each other. We should correctly calculate our communication, our connection, in accordance with our egoistic and altruistic desires, so that we do not harm each other in any way.

When we separate so that we do not just sit at home, do not get closer than two meters from each other, do not harm each other, and we understand that we must correctly interact with each other in our intentions, then we will be able to communicate again and build our relations on a new level.

I cannot say when it will happen, but I do not think it will be soon. Months, at least, should pass before humanity realizes the meaning of this virus. Today we can say that for the first time in the history of humanity, one force is acting on it, causing the same effect, and this says a lot.

In particular, we have come to an integral world and nature relates to us as to one, single, bad organism existing within it. Therefore, it breaks us and will crush us more and more severely if we do not obey its integral system.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/5/20

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What Obliges Us To Ascend In Spirituality

laitman_275Question: What obliges us to ascend, ensures we move? Is it the emptiness of this world or the greatness of the spiritual worlds?

Answer: The ascent from our world to the upper world is initially determined only by our spiritual gene (Reshimo). There is a point in each of us from which we have descended from the soul of Adam to our world. Each one needs to ascend to that same initial point through one’s efforts. In other words, the initial point of our spiritual path is predetermined and predefined according to each one’s place in the soul of Adam.

Now the time has come when we must ascend from our world to the soul of Adam, which is in the state of the final correction (Gmar Tikkun).

The ascent occurs through studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, which pushes us from behind to unite in the ten and through it to draw the upper light. It is as a result of the impact of the light that we will begin to ascend gradually, step by step, until we reach the initial point. This means that we will have fulfilled our destiny, and then we will integrate into the absolutely eternal whole state.

Then when we all connect in the general soul of Adam, in an absolute connection between us, great and special ascents await us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/5/20

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From Mechanical To Emotional Communication

laitman_558Question: By what criteria can we understand whether we, the world group, and the whole world are on the path of accelerated development (Achishena)?

Answer: On one hand, this can be seen by the processes we undergo within ourselves: how everything changes in us.

On the other hand, this is visible around the world: how fast it goes through all kinds of conditions, runs from one extreme to another, how quickly generations change. They say that today, a completely new generation appears every seven to eight years. The development of the world is accelerating.

We are increasingly connected with each other. Today, there is amazing communication between all people. And it will increase until we begin to feel each other.

Very soon, we will stop using phones, and there will be a mutual feeling. We will not even notice how a mechanical connection will begin to feel like an emotional connection. I will understand and feel people around the globe as if I am communicating with them. It will gradually come from mechanical communications to emotional ones.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/1/20

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An Instrument For The Revelation Of The Creator

laitman_934Question: If I try to see the Creator behind everything, does that mean that I am in contact with Him and that I am influenced by the upper force?

Answer: It means that you are striving toward the Creator but not that you feel Him. Your views may be wrong. The only way to see the Creator is through a certain instrument, which you have to assemble together with the friends. It is the ten, ten people with whom you connect as a single whole in your desires, your intentions, and your thoughts in order to attain the Creator.

At the same time, all ten people must totally annul their egoism in order to be one whole. Then, you will begin to feel the Creator in the central point of this connection. It is as if you create a lens that brings together all ten rays, concentrates them in its center, and then you see the Creator through the collective focus that you have created, and not any other way.

So, if you want to pray to the Creator, you must do it in the ten. If you want to feel the Creator, you must be aimed at Him and yearn for Him in the ten. Everything is in and through the ten. The Creator does not feel anything less than a ten. Ten people who are connected between them by their yearning for the Creator is an instrument through which you can begin to reveal the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19

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Theory Of Anti-Semitism, Part 4

laitman_622.01Two-Fold Attitude Toward Jews

Remark: Envy is one of the causes of anti-Semitism.

My Comment: I completely disagree with you. This is a rather superficial explanation, the outer shell of the essence. In fact, anti-Semitism has flourished in all ages, even when the Jews were the poorest people persecuted throughout Europe.

Remark: Nevertheless, Jews are respected. Churchill said: “But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are beyond question the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.”

My Comment: The attitude of the nations of the world toward the Jews is very interesting: they respect them, on one hand, they even fear them in some ways, and on the other hand, they hate them. In general, the peoples of the world constantly have a dual attitude toward Jews: respect and fear, approval and hatred.

One cannot be without the other. You cannot hate someone if you do not think they are strong, special, significant, or important in your eyes. It haunts you.

Remark: Moreover, they hate or love not for any accomplishments in the field of finance or culture, but as, for example, the English philosopher Chesterton wrote: “In a purely historical sense and apart from any other controversies in the same connection, it throws light, a single and a steady light, that shines from the beginning on a little and lonely people. In this paradox as in some riddle of religion of which the answer was sealed up for centuries, lies the mission and the meaning of the Jews. It is true in this sense humanly speaking, that the world owes God to the Jews. It owes that truth to much that is blamed in the Jews, possibly to much that is blameable in the Jews..”

Russian writer A. Solzhenitsyn considered: “The role of the small but energetic Jewish nation in the vast and expansive history of the world is undeniable, powerful, persistent, and even salient. Russian history included. But it remains a historical mystery for all of us. For the Jews as well. This strange mission by no means brings them happiness either.”

My Comment: Nevertheless, all these great people were at the same time anti-Semites.

For more on this topic read my books The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism – Historical facts on anti-Semitism as a reflection of Jewish social discord, and Like a Bundle of Reeds: why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 7/22/19

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Nature’s Endless Bounty

laitman_425Question: Do you believe that even if, God forbid, a mere 15% of the world’s population would survive, that it would shift them even an iota from their egoism or individualism rather than make them bitter?

Answer: Not in any case, it would change nothing. I never implied that we should reduce the population. I never said that the coronavirus should be thinning out the masses, picking on the elderly or the sick, or anyone else. Not at all.

Our world, as Baal HaSulam wrote, can feed tens of billions of people. We know how much of Earth’s vast terrain is unsettled and uncultivated. When used correctly, this land can feed another 20 to 30 billion people. There is no need to destroy that.

If we reduce our crude intrusion into nature, the air and water will become clean and clear, fish will appear, animals will return that haven’t been seen for a long time. It all depends on our correct attitude to nature, not on our quantity.

Read what is published in the newspapers and on the Internet: there are various wild animals that are no longer afraid to be near us. It’s only been a month or two and we can see changes occurring in nature.

Nature is ready, it wants us to have the right attitude toward it and, thus, responds to it. I don’t think that it will take a long time for the changes to take place once man begins to understand, even to a small degree, his integral role in the system.
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