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My Thoughts On Twitter 7/23/20

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The new generation is being built not on hatred for the past, but on the understanding of the necessity to be in accord with nature. Otherwise suffering will compel us to rectify the defective society we’ve built. To scrutinize and to build, as Kabbalah suggests, is not to break!
But to build in accordance with nature’s laws.

The world is insistently demanding a global social equalization. This demand is growing in the face of increasing inequality. None of the former theories of social inequality are valid today. We must understand that only by a gradual liberation from the bonds of our natural ego will the world’s society come to peace.
From Twitter, 7/23/20

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Society Still Lives By Past Values

laitman_294.2Question: A month ago, in our conversation about the pandemic, we hoped that everything wouldn’t be so scary. You said that the coronavirus is like a sign to humanity to come to the right interactions.

And now the result for today: If a month ago there were 2 million cases in the world, today—8.3 million. [14.7 million] If the dead were 135,000 , today it is 450,000 [610,000].

In America, the number of deaths exceeded the number of deaths from the 1957 pandemic. Then it lasted two years and 116,000 people died, and today in America over the past two months, 120,000 people have died. This is more than the number of Americans that perished in the First World War, and more than perished in all US wars since 1950: Korean, Vietnamese, Afghan, and all other conflicts combined.

However, no unity is visible. Of course, there are some cases of generosity. America suddenly began to give other countries mechanical ventilators. China claims that once it makes the vaccine, it will provide the whole world with it. But it all smells slightly of egoism, an attempt to prove who is better.

What do you think about this?

Answer: So far, the suffering that humanity is experiencing has led to nothing. People are just waiting for it to end in order to return to their businesses, to lose as little as possible, and maybe even make money on it.

Such an attitude automatically continues to work in us, so I believe that the virus should continue to work on humanity, and very seriously.

Humanity is thinking about how to save old businesses by giving out money for occupations that in the future will be completely inoperative.

Governments do not understand that the time has come to think only about the essentials and to leave everything else to self-education, self-discipline, the restructuring of society. They hope to revive boutiques, jewelry stores, and expensive cars, etc. In short, society is still living by its past values.

Therefore, I do not even see the beginning of this pandemic. Several hundred thousand people have died. For the world, this is not a loss at all. A certain number of people suffer, and the rich profit and are happy with it. So, everything is relative.
From KabTV’s “Today’s International Situation” 6/18/20

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If We Change, Nature Will Change

720Question: The need for social connections is given to us from birth. Anyone’s brain will react to social isolation as to physical pain. People who are isolated are more likely to die from various diseases.

Good social connections bring more satisfaction than money. Experiments have shown that trust at work between employees is equal to the enjoyment of a 30% pay rise. In other words, cooperation produces more results than competition.

There is a paradox: We understand the importance of social connections, but we do not care about its development at the level of the individual or a country. In no country is there a national program about rapprochement between people, about the establishment of sensory social connections, there is no explanation of how much they affect our physiology. What is that?

Answer: It is the same egoism. Perhaps we would like to, but at the same time there is a so-called “evil nature” in us, meaning egoism, that does not let us treat each other positively. On the contrary, it puts us in opposition to each other and forces us to be in a constant fight.

In our nature, there is initial data that we cannot just bypass despite the fact that good relations in society could bring it huge profits, dividends, and give an incomparably greater level of development and security. Imagine if we treated each other as one family and freed our resources and forces from the arms race, we would live in a paradise!

Question: And maybe none of this is necessary because it is against nature? We should live by egoistic laws, the laws of the jungle?

Answer: We are now living by egoistic laws. But we can’t live by the laws of the jungle, or we will kill each other. Therefore, there are certain regulations on where and how we can allow the use of strength. These are criminal codes and all sorts of other frameworks in which we try to co-exist.

But in general, humanity is unhappy. Today we are reaching the conclusion that we cannot escape from our connection. It is necessary, important, and increasingly demanded by nature to be global, integral, and mutual. On the other hand, egoism does not let us do it.

Question: But you always say, we must live according to the laws of nature. And in nature everything is based on natural egoism, and each devours the other. Is this how we should be? We are an extension of nature.

Answer: No. What happens in nature is a reflection of human society where everyone devours each other.

The fact is that the higher level of nature affects its lower levels. Therefore, a human society built on egoism has the same effect on lower levels. Because of this, the wolf cannot live next to the sheep, and the little boy cannot walk with them.

Everything depends only on the relationship in human society. If we change, all of nature will change.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 4/30/20

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How Not To Lose Our Way?

laitman_760.1Question: During this pandemic period, what do we need to concentrate on? What specific information is most important?

Answer: The common, integral, upper power wants to lead humanity to its similarity for it also to become integral, interconnected, and interdependent. This condition can be achieved in a good way or by force.

Let’s hope that we will go forward in a good way even though until now we have not been successful. Our egoism blocks us from uniting into a common integral dependence. This is why we suffer: various viruses and all kinds of problems appear. If we do not strive for integration, we will have a lot of different sequential problems.

Question: What can we do if we are managed, and how can we hear ourselves? How can we not lose our personal way?

Answer: For this, one must study both himself and the science of Kabbalah.

By studying yourself, you study the forces that affect you and you begin to understand how you need to be in the right combination between yourself and the external force.

There are two forces in the universe: yours, which is egoistic and the external, which is altruistic. And all of humanity is between you and the altruistic force. You are learning how to juxtapose yourself with humanity in order to be as close as possible to the upper power and become similar to it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/24/20

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Man Is A Social Animal

laitman_423.02Question: How do you understand the definition that man is an egoistic social animal?

Answer: Egoism is given to us by nature, and in order to realize the ego, a person needs society. Therefore, he is a social creature.

Question: There were cases when a child was raised by a pack of wolves or other animals and later could not return to life in society and become a full-fledged person. What is special about our environment that makes us human?

Answer: In the human environment, from generation to generation, we develop new laws of commutation and begin to transform ourselves so that we become a product of society.

Since this is an artificial product of our condition, animals cannot enter our community. They can live next to us and somehow understand their place, feeling by their small egoistic level what is beneficial for them and what is not.

However, a person who is accustomed to perceive the environment as an animal community because he was born or raised among animals loses the ability to adapt to human society. Therefore, he must be brought up by people.

Instincts derived from nature cannot make up for contact with the social environment into which he later falls. No matter who he may be by himself, if he did not develop social contacts literally from birth, feeling his mother, family, and so on, then he will not be able to compensate for them fully.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 4/30/20

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How To Be Free Of Pain?

laitman_555Question: How can I determine the cause of my illness?

Answer: Naturally, there is nothing that would be in us without a definite reason. So look for a reason. It is almost always in your bad relationship with others. Correct them and you will see how much easier it gets, how much you will be healed.

Question: So is it possible to get out of the state of pain?

Answer: Yes. Throw yourself into connection with others and stop feeling your own pain. Do this exercise and see that it is possible.

Question: How important is it to realize and feel the cause and the highest source of pain?

Answer: As much as it is important for you to be corrected. It is natural. But for a person who is moving forward correctly, everything turns out optimally. Kabbalah teaches us how to optimally use all the forces of nature.
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Why Overcome The Resistance?

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Answer: What would you rise above? What would be the stepping stone of your ascent? It is the ego that exists in you, unlike animals. Above it, you will ascend through spiritual stages, i.e., change the perception of our world to the perception of the highest. This is called “ascending the ladder.”

The fact is that at this stage you think you own the world, control it. And at the next step, which you want to rise to, you must accept that there is only one single force in the universe, call it Creator, nature, whatever you like, and only it controls the world.

And you have absolutely no control over anything, you only want to join, cling to this higher power.
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Evil, Hell, Love

laitman_628.2Question: This is the case that took place in Japan: a person who was infected with COVID-19 and clearly knew that he was ill went out on the street, to public places, began to hug people, even came to his family. Then he came home and died some time later. This serves as a moral example. Is there a so-called upper court when a person intentionally goes to do this?

Answer: Undoubtedly, this court exists at the level of the forces of our world, this does not disappear anywhere.

The fact is that we are connected to each other into one common whole, into an integrated system. If a person supports this system and wants to bring it to an integral form, this is his merit.

And vice versa, if he breaks the chains of good connection between everyone, then this is his loss, punishment. So, of course, the person has done himself a lot of harm. He brought evil between us by his actions, spread evil, and then this evil continues to work further.

What are the consequences? The fact that he has delayed the whole system from moving toward integrality, toward connection, toward love—all this is on him.

Question: Is there such a direct connection that you can say that this is all on him?

Answer: Of course. Now his desires became much more egoistic. When he died, he got rid of the body, of the manifestation of this desire on such a low level, but which still was ready for the correction.

Now he cannot correct himself biologically. And how can he correct himself spiritually, if everything in him is so egoistic, and now it is unknown when he will get the opportunity to start his correction and in what form.

Question: Does this apply to all evil in the world? To all bearers of evil?

Answer: Yes.

Question: People immediately remember the terrible executioners, murderers, and so on. Does this apply to them?

Answer: Even worse. A person who does not allow others to live, does not give them the opportunity to correct themselves normally with at least some freewill, creates huge problems for himself.

Question: Why is this given to a person? Why is this implanted into him by the upper force, the Creator? Why set a person up like that?

Answer: All evil must be revealed. It has to be! Therefore, those souls who have done such terrible things in the past receive an extra load in order to bring them down to such a low from which they can begin to rise. Since if they are somewhere between bad and good, they do not feel themselves as bad.

Therefore, they need to be given an additional surplus of evil, then they understand that this is how they really are and that they need to be corrected.

Question: You are saying that absolutely everything is directed to correction, to good, to warmth, to love. And we have to go through these terrible states and see these terrible people, and hate them, and sentence them to execution, to death. Should all this be on the path to love, on the path to good?

Answer: I do not want to say that execution and death should be done at all. It cuts off a person’s ability to correct himself, and everyone should correct themselves. So I am not in favor of the death penalty.

However, it is necessary to put a person in such circumstances where he would definitely want to correct himself, by any means! Literally, let the eagle peck at his liver!

Question: What is correction?

Answer: Correction is the realization of your own meanness, insignificance, harmfulness to others, corruption. It is the desire to become useful and see how harmful you have been.

The realization that you were unfit for human communication, harmful and evil compared to the way you see now, this is the state of hell. This is hell.

The death penalty, however, does not correct anything.

Question: How can you bring a person to such a state?

Answer: To do this, you need to work on him. To do this, there must be educators and those who lead him precisely to an individual definition: Who in fact is he?

Comment: In other words, educators should not hate him, but rather should understand that this is a way of correction.

My Response: Yes. They must show him love. This is worse than death for a person. That is, the educators love him but in such a way that they seek methods to bring him to the recognition of the evil in himself.

I hope we will see more of these things when people start to change like this.

Question: When will people begin to understand who they are, and that they are murderers from this hatred?

Answer: Yes. They will wander the streets like the dead rising from their graves and will search for ways to correct themselves.

Question: Does this require educators who will show them what true love is? Will they be looking at them, hating them, and changing to fit them?

Answer: Yes.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/11/20

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New Life 1253 – Immigration To Israel In The Coronavirus Era

New Life 1253 – Immigration To Israel In The Coronavirus Era
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

During the coronavirus era, it is natural for Jews to think about immigrating to Israel because they don’t feel safe abroad and businesses are collapsing. Jews are found in the safest position in Israel, even from the aspect of the education of children. The nation is committed to every Jew in the world, like parents are in regard to their children. Everyone’s home is here. They have no other future. In each and every nation in the entire world, Jews will always be strangers. The state must prepare for the correct absorption of the Jews, not as it was done in previous waves of immigration. What we are missing is education in love, education that recognizes that all of us are a single nation in spite of the divisions and differences between us. We must return to the doctrine of love and the principle, “You shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), so that we don’t disparage and criticize one another.

The coronavirus is inviting the opening of a new page in history. It shows that it is up to us to communicate with connections of love. A good absorption of immigrants will be such that everyone will live here peacefully and we will be a global example. A person who will immigrate here from abroad will then feel as if wrapped in the hands of a caring mother.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1253 – Immigration To Israel In The Coronavirus Era,” 6/15/20

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