China: Yesterday They Were Getting Divorced, Today They Are Getting Married

Laitman_506.2Question: There are surprising statistics in China. A huge number of divorces happened while sitting at home due to the coronavirus. Then suddenly, other statistics appeared.

For example, in the city of Wuhan, where it all began, after a long period of complete isolation, the blockade was lifted, and it turned out that people want to marry three, four, five times more than usual. What happened?

Answer: People want a reliable partner because they have become convinced that home is important, and they will have to stay at home who knows when and for how long. They want to have a reliable partner with whom the person can really see himself sitting in such confinement next time because they feel that they are not out of this virus yet.

I feel that this is very important to them. And it doesn’t matter whether or not there will be a virus and when, but there is a need to be with a person who is reliable, good, convenient, simple, easy, with whom you practically do not feel confined.

Question: So it appears that the marriages that are being made now will be stronger?

Answer: Yes. These marriages will be stronger. Because the person felt what it means to be with the one with whom he was. These will be very interesting marriages.

How well they are going to be, I don’t know. But I think that a person, who has lasted a month or two with a family or even without a family, just with a partner in such confinement, already understands what he needs.

Question: So the recipe is, perhaps, not to get divorced, but to imagine that you will be in such a situation with your beloved. You will find yourself one on one; will it be good with that person or not? Is that the right way of thinking?

Answer: Of course, as it is with nature. The virus forces us to be integrally connected: I give to nature and nature gives to me. So it is with my partner: I give to my partner and my partner gives to me.

Question: And then the marriages will be strong?

Answer: Then I’m not afraid of the virus.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 4/13/20

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What Are We Lagging Behind In?

laitman_592.03Question: Life before the virus gave us cars, mobile phones, modern medicine, all the benefits of mankind. Will humanity evolve in a new life or have we reached a peak?

Answer: No, we can continue to develop technically, but also socially.

Industrial, technological civilization has gone far ahead in comparison with social development. We remain wild animals and use all modern technology to suppress each other.

We need to develop good relations between us, and in this we are lagging behind.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 5/3/20

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laitman_749.01The Reason for Hating Each Other

Question: Throughout the history of the development of the Jewish people, hatred has always manifested among them. It began in Egypt with the confrontation of the “mixed multitude” (Erev Rav) to the exodus of the Israeli people from Egypt. This confrontation continued in the desert between the tribes of Israel.

At the end of the 10th century BC, a division began between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which led to contention between them.

Later, the hatred that erupted in the ruling elite led to the destruction of the First Temple. Then there were the Maccabees’ war with the Hellenistic Jews, the split into parties, the fall of fraternal love at the time of the Roman Empire, and the collapse of the Second Temple.

In medieval Spain, the first inquisitors were Jews. In the sixteenth century, neglect and harsh statements on the part of the Jews toward the greatest Kabbalist the Ari were documented. At the beginning of the twentieth century there was a rabbinate prohibition on the publication of the books of Rav Kuk and Baal HaSulam.

This list continues on and on.

Today, the confrontation is already observed in the state of Israel itself, numbering about 50 parties of right and left blocs. What is the reason for the hatred between Jews?

Answer: This hatred is ideological, natural, and manifests on completely different levels. The fact is that the nation of Israel was assembled from representatives of all the peoples of Babylon, who, at the call of Abraham, formed one large group together.

Abraham called them to unity above all the contradictions that existed between them because of their natural origin, character, etc. People worked very seriously on themselves in order to become as one whole, as one family, or as one man with one heart. And they succeeded in it. In those days, everything was a little different.

In this way they moved forward for many years, constantly fighting within themselves to suppress their personal egoism and rise to the level of friendly connection with others.

Thus they went through a period called the “Egyptian exile” or captivity. Their egoism rose so much that they were practically detached from each other; egoism pushed them apart. This is the “Egyptian exile” when Pharaoh (egoism) rules over them. But then they managed to overcome their mutual rejection, which led to their exodus from Egypt and their subsequent unity, but at a different level.

In order to rise above the egoism that developed in them during the period of the Egyptian exile, they had to receive a new force from above, the upper light, the so-called light of the Torah, that is, the force of bestowal and love, the force of reciprocity and attraction.

They received it and started working with it in order to stay together. Every day their egoism grew bigger and bigger, and they grew above it each time. Gradual development of altruism above egoism, mutual connection above hatred, led the nation to unity in strength and volume, which is called the “Temple.”

In addition, their state was called the entrance into the Land of Israel. “Land,” “Eretz” comes from the word “Ratzon” and means “desire,” and “Israel” means striving for the Creator.

Having risen to such a level of connection, they could build a relationship between themselves called the “Temple”—a common home, a common heart. The people were in this state for a very short time since egoism in them was constantly developing. They could not resist it and began to move apart, until the Temple collapsed, which means the connection between them collapsed.

For more on this topic, read my books A Very Narrow Bridge: The fate of the Jewish people, 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,” 7/29/19

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Israel—Humanity’s Engine

749.02Question: Is Israel responsible for what is going on in the world? What should Israel do to correct the situation?

Answer: Israel is every person in the world who aspires to be balanced with nature, to the similarity of human society with the general system of nature.

Hence a group of people arose, gathered as one nation that broke away from ancient Babylon and went on a journey around the world.

The purpose of this nation is to have a small group within it, which at the beginning of the twenty-first century will explain to all the peoples of the world how they should exist and what state they should achieve.

The state of Yashar-El means directly to the Creator, directly aimed toward the good, positive force, the quality of love and bestowal. Humanity must be brought to this state.

This is what our group is doing now. It spreads its knowledge among all the peoples of the world. One who joins it, regardless of nationality, and strives to bring all people to good connections is called Israel.

And those of the nation who do not do this are simply called Jews and are not considered Israel.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 5/3/20

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 4/12/20

Laitman_630.2Question: Humanity does not know the concept and the instrument called intention. Can the wisdom of Kabbalah help us begin to operate mutually and correctly by using our intentions, even with those who do not have the point in the heart?

Answer: Every individual has an intention. A person’s attitude when he cooperates with others is actually determined by his intentions. This is a crucial component in our mutual relations. But we need to learn how to build and how to use our intentions, because our compatibility with the general, integral, global nature actually depends on them.

Question: What should we expect, as to whether humanity will change as a result of the coronavirus?

Answer: Don’t worry about that. It is already starting to change and it will change even more. If it doesn’t, there will be another virus and then another. Nature will hit us until we change.

Question: We always give love to others, but it is sometimes painful. How can we balance our relations with those we don’t get along with, with those who cause us pain?

Answer: If you are in the right society where people understand each other, you need to lower yourself and to do everything so that others will want to be in good relations with you.

Comment: We see what is going on in the world today as the coronavirus is spreading, but people still engage in “games” such as marketing, commerce, and banking.

My Response: I think that if not this virus, then the next virus will wipe out all this, and so all the games of money will no longer exist. I am confident that this will happen. We will undergo such shocks in the near future, that this whole system of games, shares, coupons and so on will simply shrink, and will belong to the past.

Question: How does our beastly fear change to the fear of the Creator?

Answer: It is only when you know that everything that the Creator demands is good. Then the beastly fear gradually changes to spiritual fear.

Question: Which professions will be most in demand in the future society?

Answer: In the future society the profession that will be most in demand is educator, a person who educates others to mutually cooperate with each other. This is what we teach.

Question: The pressure and the tension as a result of the confinement are already felt. People have grown tired and are beginning to engage in causing harm and destruction. Why is that?

Answer: People’s nerves are growing weak, and there is nothing with which they can fill themselves.

They don’t want to engage in developing themselves and in understanding nature correctly and the right connections between them. This is the reason there is unrest and violations of the social order. A lot can happen when you lock people up in one place.

Question: Can the ten be family members?

Answer: Preferably not.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/12/20

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A Black Hole Allows One To Live Several Lives

laitman_424.02Comment: Scientists have discovered a black hole that allows a person to live several lives.

My Response: Several black lives.

Comment: Such a black hole will not crush a person with gravity and the living creature will only be beyond time. All the past will be forgotten and ahead of him are multiple options of the events that develop in the future.

If a person could visit such hole and successfully leave it, he could live countless lives, each time starting all over again.

My Response: We are already starting all over again.

Comment: The only restriction is that the person cannot leave the black hole.

My Response: It is impossible to get out from a black hole because everything in general is one black hole. And we are in the black hole now also.

Question: What is a black hole from the point of view of Kabbalah?

Answer: It is our egoism. We are inside of it, inside of the black hole. There is no way out of it. Only if we correct this black hole to a white one, to the light one.

Comment: This is what scientists say: It is possible to get out of a black hole, only if there is a white hole that will let him pass though.

My Response: A black one will turn into white by itself. And for this, we need to attract forces that will change it to white.

The black hole devours all the time, you can’t get out of it. And the white will emanate all the time.

Question: What does it mean to live several lives? A person will enter a black hole, will exit?

Answer: Not to enter and not to exit! We don’t have to do anything! We just need to change ourselves and the environment we are in from black to white, change everything to the quality of bestowal instead of the quality of reception.

Question: And then he will forget the past and will see only the present?

Answer: He will have everything past, present and future in one whole. Time will disappear. He will not have such a concept of “past, present and future.” No! There is just one “is” and that is it. Nothing else.

And there is even no today, tomorrow, and after tomorrow. Because nothing changes. Time is in us, it is the changes we undergo.

Question: Meaning that the changes will be so fast that it will seem like everything is one moment?

Answer: They will seem an eternity to us.

Question: Why?

Answer: Because he will not have either “today” or “tomorrow.” This is not going to be!

Question: What does it mean “not going to?”

Answer: A person is a sensation. The sensation of myself yesterday, today, tomorrow. There will be no such sensations. Instead of that, one will sense eternity, perfection in which nothing changes.

We cannot talk about whether there is life, that there is something before, during, or after life. There is none of this. That’s it! We are in a white hole.

Question: A person now lives his normal life. He has many experiences, problems, joys, and sorrows. This creates a certain palette, a taste of life. What will be the taste of life when one will reveal this absolute state?

Answer: It is the Garden of Eden, paradise. What does the Garden of Eden mean if I don’t feel anything good or bad? I feel good in comparison with bad, bad in comparison with good.

And if nothing will change and everything would be only good? Maybe I will stop feeling? That is why we can’t talk about these states. It is a hole! Only the white one.

Question: So, is it worth it for humanity to get there?

Answer: Whether it is worth it or not is not up to us. We are already in it.

Question: And where should we get out of it?

Answer: You won’t go anywhere. We are just in it. The whole universe, the entire creation is in it. We have to stop and grasp where we are. It will come, do not worry.

Question: For whom is this desirable state?

Answer: For those who want to know the truth.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 12/24/19

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