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Comment: Humanity faces many complex challenges: climate change, food shortages, chronic and oncological diseases. And while technology may provide access to high-quality education, food, and healthcare, at the same time hundreds of millions of people are being deprived of the opportunity to work. This could have colossal consequences for us as a species. There are scientists who devote the bulk of their time to studying this so-called “mass extinction of professions.”
My Response: This is nonsense! I totally disagree with them! Man was not born to just work and occupy himself this way. A person must study his destiny in this world and realize this destiny. This is the meaning of his existence in this world.
Everything else should be only as needed, as an auxiliary! But only this way!
Question: Do you think it is wrong that it occupies most of a person’s time?
Answer: Of course! See what they did to people! From morning till night, people run around this earthly ball and are looking for something there, poking around, digging! See what is being done! What an “anthill” we have created in order to occupy ourselves!
If you took the screen, like on a computer, cleaned it, and left just the most necessary things, you would see that a tenth of humanity is more or less engaged in real, necessary productive work. Take the rest away, send them to sleep! And everything will calm down.
Question: Provide only what is necessary?
Answer: Of course! Nature will force us. See how it uses a stick to drive us toward happiness.
Question: How can a person shift? After all, this is his life.
Answer: If he does not hear, then his nature will switch—precisely by blows.
Question: These blows come precisely to switch us?
Answer: Yes. And what, now we are going to do useless things, just to occupy ourselves, not to think about anything?
We need to provide ourselves with what we need, and all the rest should be directed only to correct communication with each other to achieve mutual understanding, mutual help, to process our brains and feelings so that we feel the need for each other, moral support for each other, and so on. It will save us
Question: In this you can find happiness and whatever you want, the way you used to find it in your work?
Answer: Absolutely everything. Complete relaxation! It is only necessary to understand that we have no other way out. And the sooner we start doing this, the easier it will be to move on to this new type of human life.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/12/21
From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 10/9/21
According to the newspaper Haaretz.com, “The world’s largest video game streaming site has drawn ire over a new Palestinian third-person shooter depicting the killing of Israeli soldiers.” The computer game, called “The Knights of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” is portrayed as “educational,” and the player’s only task is to kill as many Israeli soldiers as possible. The more soldiers you kill, the higher your score. Clearly, there can only be one result from “learning” through this game: the making of killing-intent children. I would be very upset about it if I didn’t know that it is actually we who are giving them the opportunity to think this way and design such games. We needn’t fight against the makers of the game, but uproot the thought of creating such games in the first place.
Tacitly, the world agrees with the Palestinians. The nations, too, want to eliminate the Israeli army, the Jewish state, and the Jews altogether. The only difference between the Palestinians and the rest of the world is that the rest of the world is not acting out its will, yet.
My words may sound harsh, or as if I’m trying to intimidate, but everyone knows they are the truth. Hatred for Israel will continue as long as the Israeli people are contemptuous of their duty to set an example of brotherhood and love of others. Until we demonstrate, through our own society, that “love your neighbor as yourself” is the rule that everyone must follow in order to have a good life and maintain a sustainable society, the hatred of the nations toward us will not subside.
It makes no difference that we are helping other countries or that we are contributing to science and medicine more than any other country. The only thing we need to do is show the world what love is, what is connection, through our own example. This is the essence of being “Israel.” Until we show them this, they will have no compassion for us. All they need from us is an example; they will do the rest.
If we set an example of brotherhood and love of others above all our differences and disagreements, they will love us. If we set the opposite example, as we do now, they will hate us, as they do today, and wish for our elimination.
You can find more on this topic in my book:
The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism
A person on the spiritual path goes through great descents. And if he does not feel connected with the group, then he can leave this path. He makes great claims to the teacher, to his friends, to the whole world, and to the Creator, believing that he alone is right. But in fact, this egoism covers him.
He could get the strength from the group to overcome this state, but he does not want to, because he feels smarter and stronger than the rest. Pride decays a person to such an extent that he is buried under the thickness of his egoism and dies in the spiritual.
This happens to a lot of people, and they end up leaving. Perhaps they themselves do not realize what happened to them, but on the contrary, they consider themselves right and think that at last their eyes have opened. They regret having entered a society that does such unrealistic things.
In contrast, in all religions and beliefs, students idolize the teacher and the path itself. After all, there is no left line there, criticism is not permissible, there is no growth of egoism at every step. Whereas in the science of Kabbalah we advance on two legs, in two lines, as it is said: “And you will be like Gods who have known good and evil.”
Therefore, only in Kabbalah does it happen that a student disagrees with the teacher or even hates him, and rejects the Creator. After all, we are taught to ascend to similarity with the upper force that we need to comprehend and understand. And not everyone can do it.
It happens that a person is brought into a Kabbalistic group as if blown into it and he is completely unprepared for such work. For now, he is only interested in mysticism, but not in the science of Kabbalah, which leads to real understanding and comprehension of the upper force. Or he wants to be taught to perform some material actions and pray, and limit himself to this.
Among us there are such “random” people because the study is open to everyone. And therefore, sometimes, after a while, a person discovers that this does not suit him; he does not suit us, and we do not suit him.
And such a person leaves. Moreover, it does not depend on intelligence, he can be very smart. It all depends on the readiness of the heart, the maturity of the soul. If a person is ready to go against his egoism and rise above the two forces of nature, reception and bestowal, in order to unite good and evil together in one source, in the Creator, then he can advance in Kabbalah.
But if a person is not capable of this, if he does not have enough patience, does not have enough mind and heart to bind good and evil together with one force, then he leaves and begins to chastise the teacher and Kabbalah.
After all, this is not an easy way but one that requires constant self-nullification, and how can an egoist love that and agree with it? Therefore until recently the Kabbalists hid this method, which did not suit the broad masses. Only in modern times did Kabbalah begin to spread widely, but many start it and quit. And the rest are for the time being those people who are ready to listen to the truth and, most importantly, to realize it in their own lives.
If a person leaves, then we wish him success in corporeal life, and we ourselves continue on the path. And our world shows us day by day that there is nothing to look for in it. What does a person gain by giving up the spiritual path? It is unlikely that wealth, fame, power, and special satisfaction await him in the material world. He simply does not want to make efforts in what nature indicates to him, that is, the science of Kabbalah.
Nature wanted to reveal to him the chances and possibilities of really achieving the correct view of nature so that he could take the two forces of nature, plus and minus, and combine them in the middle line according to the method of Kabbalah.
He had to make this correction within himself, reconfiguring himself internally in accordance with all of nature, in three lines: right, left, middle, that is, the force of receiving, the force of bestowal, and their correct connection. And then he would see, understand, and feel the entire universe above time and space, above all the limitations of one-dimensional egoistic perception.
Purely altruistic perception is also limited because it is not accessible to any dimension—everything is open, everything is in bestowal. Here it is necessary to combine two lines. Only with the help of both of them does a person stand firmly on the path, in the middle between the two lines, and can one give and measure the amount of his bestowal. Thus, he ascends the steps, comprehending the Creator more and more.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/30/21, “Baal HaSulam. Shamati 10. What is “Hurry, My Beloved,” in the Work?”
Question: Why are Jews, even if they are searching for the meaning of life, looking for it not in Kabbalah but elsewhere?
Answer: Once upon a time in the distant past, Jews managed themselves with the help of the Kabbalistic method and rose above this world. They sensed the eternal, perfect creation, and dwelt in it with their senses and mind.
And then they fell into the opposite state, opposite to the original one. That is why they have such a rejection of Kabbalah and an unwillingness to return to this state. The properties prevailing in them today are opposite to the higher properties they were in at the time of the Temple because they fell from plus to minus.
And the other nations that came out of Babylon and did not rise spiritually have neither plus nor minus. But now historical development has brought them to the point that they want to know what the meaning of life is and they are completely loyal to Kabbalah. If their religions are not directed against Judaism (after all, many consider Kabbalah to be part of Judaism), then they are interested and perceive it as something true and at least not repulsive.
Although, there are many obstacles here. Some think that Kabbalah is mysticism, a terrible science that can cause dark forces to affect a person. Be that as it may, all these fears gradually disappear and humanity is beginning to feel internally that there probably is some possibility of salvation, of finding the truth in this method.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Expulsion” 12/11/09
Question: What does it mean that Israel is too lazy to take the land?
Answer: If people are afraid to go against their egoism, are unable to unite, and master the quality of bestowal and love above themselves, then this is a problem. It is natural because you need to go against the ego, which is the primordial nature of man.
Therefore, friction arises between the children of Israel: who is more, who is less, etc. They no longer work in connection with the Creator but as if who would rise above whom.
Joshua Ben Nun (son of Nun) inspires them and shows them how to take a few more steps for the sake of connection among themselves. Then the Creator is revealed even more between them.
Question: You often say that laziness is good. What do you have in mind?
Answer: Laziness is a good quality when a person clearly evaluates his desires and does not do any other actions, except for bestowal and love. This is commendable. But egoistic laziness, when you want more for yourself, must be overcome.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/16/21
Move from the foe—warmth.
Move closer to the friend—warmth.
Heat is deceiving.
My Response: It is so. I cannot determine who is the enemy and who is the friend. If that were correct, it is warm here and cold there, or cold here and warm there …
And here and there, and there it’s warm. And I can’t define it, I can’t do anything! If we do not have a clear definition of where our inner warmth is and where it is cold, then we cannot understand who the enemy is and who the friend is.
Question: And why should it be warm and why cold, so that I face such a truth?
Answer: Before the truth! It should be warm to her.
Question: What do you call the truth?
Answer: Where you feel warmth.
Comment: We are going in a circle …
My Response: You can’t do anything. For this it is necessary, as it is said: Buy the truth and do not sell. (Proverbs 23:23)
Question: Who is my enemy and who is my friend?
Answer: It depends on the person himself. Anyone who is looking for the truth, although it may not be warm and not attractive, is simultaneously looking for people who will help him be in this state, even if it is not attractive. These are friends. And there is warmth here.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/29/21