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New Life 1159 – The Law Of Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
The law of nature is a global program that exists above us and encompasses the essence of our lives. It is a single force that does good and determines everything. Included in this single program is the evil inclination. It helps us recognize the good as one cannot be known without the other. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to discover this law, program, or force.
Identification with it is the way one maintains it. Becoming like it allows us to understand how to recognize the truth, advance without making mistakes, and make useful laws accordingly.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1159 – The Law Of Nature,” 9/19/19
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Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Could you tell me something about collective consciousness?“
Consciousness exists in the collective.
We all exist in the collective consciousness similarly to how a holographic item, when it encounters light, seemingly divides a single light into different spectra.
However, the extent to which we realize collective consciousness relies on the extent to which we input each of our individual thoughts and desires into it.
While we each exist within collective consciousness, our comprehension depends on the extent of our engagement with such consciousness.
Therefore, the holographic picture exists both on collective and individual scales, as we each potentially hold the entire collective picture within each of us individually.
Reaching awareness of collective consciousness requires opening ourselves up to the collective desire and thought that exists outside of our own individual desires and thoughts.
We have the ability to pierce through our individualistic perceptions by connecting with others, i.e., aiming to feel and fulfill their desires at least to the same extent as we each aim to fulfill our own desires.
By conducting ourselves in such a manner—over time and through various states that make us face the boundary between our individualistic perceptions with the collective one, and also by organizing our environment to support our choice of the collective picture over our individualistic one time and again—we then gradually discover a wider world.
We discover that wider world within our own thoughts and desires, i.e., within us, but in that space, we feel and act toward the collective as if to ourselves.
When we reach such a state, we realize pure harmony, happiness and the sensation of eternity.
Question: If a person knew their day of death, would they be able to live their life any better?
Answer: It depends on the person. They say that Wolf Messing knew the day and the hour of his death and was at peace with it. Others are afraid of it. And there are people who believe so much in the continuation of life that, on the contrary, they consider death desirable.
Question: Do I need to prepare for death every day?
Answer: No. We must prepare for life after death in order to continue our existence in the right way and in the same direction.
Question: Can a person be raised not to fear death?
Answer: Sure. First, all religions do this. Try to stop a suicide-bomber who voluntarily chooses to die. He will be angry with you for not allowing him to go to paradise where beautiful virgins await him.
Question: But there are very few such examples. Most people, even religious ones, are afraid of death.
Answer: One should not be afraid of death. He should fear not wasting his life.
Question: What is the correct attitude to death, in your opinion?
Answer: As the biological cycle of a person comes to an end, he enters a different state, practically continuing the spiritual work that he may have started while living.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/14/20
Question: Money is the language of communication between people. Will the world exist without money in the future?
Answer: No. The concept of money will remain, but not in the sense of dollars or other pieces of paper, but in the form of an exchange of services between us: me to you and you to me.
This is not material money, but support, reciprocity, and a good attitude to each other. Money, from the words “kesef, kesuf, lehasot,” means covering, when I cover my egoistic inner core and relate to the other through an altruistic covering.
In other words, money is what I can pay for my egoism so that it turns into the quality of bestowal and connection.
Question: So money is the equivalent of our connection, which consists in the fact that I want to egoistically use other people, but I make efforts on myself, and cover my desire to use another person with them?
Answer: Yes. This is your good attitude over the evil attitude and it is called “money.”
Question: So it turns out that there will be no paper money?
Answer: I think that material money will be credited to each person and deducted from his account for a long time to come. But gradually it will begin to be replaced by shared connections.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 6/4/20
Remark: Before applying the round table methodology, you need to hold a workshop. Its goal is to create a warm, safe atmosphere, raise the importance of the discussion itself and the importance of the participants.
My Comment: Indeed, this is very important. After all, we take simple, egoistic people who are trying to solve some problem from the point of view of egoism. And we need to convince them that they can solve the problem only by being integrally connected with each other above their egoism.
The main thing is the task itself, not who solves it because everyone is involved in this process. Participants need to reach a joint decision because it is the right one, and not because it is someone’s individual decision, no matter how brilliant it may seem.
In other words, before making any decisions, it is important to connect in feeling.
Remark: The second stage: Each member of the circle conducts a self-analysis of how much they are willing to participate in strengthening the connection of the entire group.
The third stage is a sense of community and connection between the participants. Even if I haven’t achieved it yet, I artificially show it to everyone else. They do not know I’m playing.
The fourth stage: everyone tries to talk to the best of their abilities about the benefits and advantages of unity and interconnection because each individual would not be able to achieve the results and solve the tasks set.
My Comment: The most important thing is that everyone agrees that a joint decision will be the only correct one.
Question: And the fifth stage—in a state of fullness of feelings, participants start directly discussing the topic and solving problems using the round table method. This is the difference between the integral method and the others because they immediately start solving some issues without first establishing communication. And without it, it is impossible.
How long do you think this process might take? Is it possible to tune in like this in half an hour?
Answer: Hardly! I can’t imagine that this could be done in a few months. But we must strive. We need to work on it. It depends on what people are talking about, on what topic, in what state they are initially.
Let’s say they are surgeons who have performed many operations. But now they have a patient with a seemingly unsolvable problem and they come to deplorable conclusions about their past attempts to solve it on their own. Then they realize that only by brainstorming together will they obviously be able to find some new solution.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20
Question: We see that every next generation strives more for freedom, breaks the limits of life’s restrictions, severs them. Where does this desire come from?
Answer: Each next generation does not break the previous framework, but simply cannot exist in it because the generation itself is different. It has different desires, different egoism, different priorities. Therefore, it cannot fulfill the conditions and restrictions that the previous generations performed with pleasure or with minimal energy.
Question: We see that the world is striving for greater interconnection. Integration is manifesting very strongly today. People move from place to place, privileges change, nations’ borders become more open. In nature, there are trends toward greater freedom and fewer limits. Is there any contradiction in this?
Answer: No. It is just that humanity is beginning to feel the next level of its development. Therefore, the previous framework no longer seems necessary.
We believe that the new generation does not want our conditions, our laws. It is simply created with such desires that can not comply with these conditions and feel them as necessary.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/2/20
Answer: There are many such generations! Each generation determines something in humanity.
As for the spiritual development of the world, it began with the construction of the First Temple. However, it is not about its construction, but about the period when people began to seriously connect with each other and reveal the upper force, the Creator, in their connection.
Question: Do you think that it was from this period, 1000 years BC, that the spiritual development of all humanity began?
Answer: It began even earlier, in ancient Babylon. However, it became especially intense since the construction of the First Temple.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/21/20
My Comment: “Torah,” from the word “Oraa” (instruction), is a method of uniting. We do not need to do anything except correctly implementing in on ourselves and demonstrate to thepeoples of the world how to apply it. Then everything will settle down and take its place.
Being guides means that once we connect properly with each other and begin to understand in detail how the control system works that influences our world from the upper world (called the Torah), we can do the same for the nations of the world.
In this way the system of the upper governance will begin to influence all of humanity through us. We all will become one single whole, controlled from above, and the world will reach its correct, perfect state.
Question: Looking at the world today, it is hard to imagine that Jews can be spiritual guides and give something to the world, except for such things like Hollywood, business, IT technologies. Can they really bring any moral values and change social relationships?
Answer: To do this, we need to turn everything a little upside down, place everything as it should be. Kabbalists call for this, but no one is listening to them so far.
According to Kabbalah, the world will experience tremendous suffering, falls, and crises in all directions at all levels until people understand what the cause of their ever-growing problems is and the people of Israel understand that everything that happens in the world depends on them.
They are the source of all evil in the world. It does not mean they radiate evil from within themselves, but the people of Israel just do not bring the method of correction that leads to good into our world.
This is their problem, and this is why the peoples of the world hate them. This will continue until all the nations of the world get together against the people of Israel and force them to think seriously about what Kabbalah has been saying for several thousand years now: bring all peoples to the correct state, to connection between them.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 12/9/19
Answer: In general, yes. After all, we do not exist by ourselves, as we think. Usually, people believe that they can do whatever they want without realizing that they are within the framework of nature, which has its own laws.
We gradually reveal these laws at the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels. But at the human level, we cannot reveal them. We can only assume that they exist.
The fact is that we look at inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature from the top-down, and therefore, we can understand it and somehow manage it. And we can only look at other people at our level. We do not have a “second floor” from which we can look at them. Therefore, on a human level, we constantly make mistakes. We have nothing to compare with, we do not have a second floor to look from above to below.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, we must rise to the next level, called faith above reason, from which we will correctly see our earthly level and understand who we are and how we should behave.
Question: Where did the term “descent,” “decline,” or “coarsening” of generations come from?
Answer: We see that each generation develops in its own egoism, which is becoming more sophisticated, multileveled, and complex. Therefore, it pulls us down. We must necessarily balance it by striving upward.
We do not understand this yet. But in our time, we have already come to a state that allows us to understand how we can balance egoism and more or less influence our existence.
Question: Can we say that it is precisely the different level of egoism that is the cause of conflicts between generations?
Answer: Naturally. We are all selfish, but each one in one’s own way.
From the TV program “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/21/2020