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Comment: Experts are actively predicting an impending global famine. 2021 was a terrible year because the pandemic caused the number of hungry people in the world to grow by 25%. The year 2022 promises to be even worse as a consequence of war. A triple crisis is therefore expected: food, energy, and finances. As a result, they say 2023 will be the most terrible. Experts write about it, but somehow we do not hear it. It is almost as if we do not care.
My Response: What can we do?
Comment: Be scared at least. Stock up, fill the barns with food.
My Response: I think that is pointless. A famine is not happening for us to fill our store rooms, barns, drawers in the kitchen, etc. But we need to understand how we can realistically ensure abundance in the world.
Question: So all these messages come to us specifically to reach this conclusion?
Answer: Of course. How will we handle this? If we are talking about the world, then we need to try to understand the world economy, the state of the world.
Comment: I can barely understand what is happening in my home, my home economics.
My Response: You cannot escape this! They are talking about years and not that you will be short of some beverages over the next month.
Question: You say “to understand the world economy.” Who are you calling out to, the big economists or every person?
Answer: To the people, absolutely, definitively, straight to the people.
Question: So what should I understand when I constantly see reports of an impending famine?
Answer: They are right; the world is in danger of famine. A prolonged period of famine! Lingering famine!
Up to a point that the Bible tells us that mothers will eat their babies, their children. That is how severe it will be, it will reduce us to the level of animals.
Question: When I hear this, what should I do? Why do I need all this? Why am I told all this?
Answer: For you to seriously concern yourself with how to avoid this famine and what is causing it. Then you will see that its only cause is our terrible human imbalance and the fact that we are not doing what we should.
We must reach a mutual understanding among us. We need to establish ties among us that would help reach balance. But we are NOT doing it. On the contrary, we are regressing—we want to rock the boat we are all in. So, the world is naturally heading toward periods of famine, destruction, and so on.
Question: Is it in one’s power to hear this and change the trajectory, to suddenly stop it?
Answer: They can hear it, but they cannot alter it. They cannot change it because to hear it and to accept such an eventuality is one thing. Let atomic bombs and everything else fall from the sky. So what? “If we die, it is in an instant.”
Question: If you say, “I can hear it, but I cannot stop it,” then what is all this for? Why?
Answer: To really frighten us so that we still change ourselves and thereby change the world. That is the only reason for it.
Question: How does this change occur? What is the catalyst? Is it some leader that will appear? Is it humanity that starts screaming?
Answer: There should be a leader. It is hard to make it work in our world without one. It should be someone the world would accept as their leader and follow, someone who would talk about unification and how we can overcome this period of famine. Naturally, this only works if people listen to him. The hunger will likely force them to.
Question: You still believe the famine will happen and force them to listen?
Answer: Undoubtedly! It will, but it will pass.
He will lead humanity to the fact that after this induced hunger people will be different. They will have a different attitude to life, to its values. They will understand that the most important thing is to survive and will understand what to survive for! This is the most important question.
Question: Even in the Torah, it is written: “Hunger forced us to descend into Egypt.” And there was famine. Later, there were many famines, forced hunger strikes, wars, and so on and on. It has led humanity to nothing; humanity has not learned anything.
Why do you think that now we come to some understanding and hear something, then something will change? What kind of times are we living in?
Answer: It is the period of preparation for the recognition of evil. We are preparing to attain evil.
Question: Couldn’t we do this before?
Answer: No! Even now, we are not there yet, but we are gradually approaching it. It takes enormous suffering to sense evil, to define it, to attain it, and draw conclusions from it.
Question: And you feel this is the time?
Answer: Not yet, but it is getting closer.
Question: So what conclusions do you draw about us being at such crossroads? We were not there before, but now you tell us we are here. What are the signs?
Answer: Well, we are speaking in the right way. We no longer hide behind all sorts of slogans, we no longer believe in abstract values. We have already thrown it all away. We are only interested in one thing—is there a meaning to life or not? If not, let’s assume there is not, then how can we live this life on the animal level the right way.
Question: Do you feel we have come to this today?
Answer: We have, yes.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/12/22
My Response: And the rest do not desire to do this and instead exist automatically. Ninety percent of people on earth do not know why and how they live at all and they just feed and reproduce offsprings. Only a small portion of people live with questions about the meaning of life and understand the why, how, and what in regards to the nature of their existence. There are very few of them, a couple of million on Earth.
But everyone should be corrected because we represent a huge single body in which there is flesh, various organs, and a small brain, and in the brain resides a small ball that controls everything, a kind of microprocessor. There is nothing else. Everything else is the body as subordinate to it.
That’s how everyone else is. They should just realize that there is no other way and that they need to listen to this little brain: “I want to listen to it, I have to! I want to cling to it, join it, grab hold of it, and thus ensure a good life for myself.” That is all. They are at such an animal level that they need no more than that.
And only the ones that can realize, understand, and absorb the whole picture of creation and all its greatness, scheme, and system are the conduits of light into our world for all the less fortunate people.
These special ones do not live for themselves, but for the whole of humanity. And the whole of humanity exists for each other through the reception of light from above from a small brain system that enables us to live mutually harmoniously even without understanding or realizing all the enormous work that is being done in connection between everyone—in one common soul.
As a result, we will all come to complete correction and will gradually rise to the next degree of the feeling of the universe.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Branch of Sakura” 5/15/11
Question: What happens in the feeling of my present “I” when I reach the spiritual level of perception?
Kabbalah says that initially such a structure was created in which the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human levels of nature are perfect, created by light, the Creator, the upper force.
But in order to give this structure the opportunity to experience itself to a full measure, as if to recognize itself anew so as to feel equal to the force that created it, meaning to the Creator, and become independent, it is necessary to exit this state into the absolute opposite of it, from a perfect state to an imperfect one, to separate yourself from it completely and only then begin to realize who you are, and gradually correct this separation by yourself.
For example, if we give a person all the kindest, best things and fill his life with everything he wants, then he takes this for granted. He is not inspired, he does not enjoy, he is not impressed. He has everything and this is the norm for him.
Let’s pull him out of this state so that he would feel what it means to be the opposite of it, let’s give him the opportunity to evaluate by himself the difference between both states and gradually approach a good state, but with his own efforts, to earn it.
At the same time, a constant impression from a bad state remains in him, he recognizes it more and more clearly. Approaching the good state, he sees a more comfortable, happy, eternal state compared to the opposite one, and increasingly feels the difference between them. Earning this good state on his own, he does not lose the bad one. Thus, by connecting two parts together, absolutely bad and absolutely good, he feels them one against the other.
Then he has a perception from minus infinity to plus infinity, and he really feels that he is an absolute. This, in principle, is what the Creator, the upper force, wanted to give us in sensation.
When we come to this state, when all the negative and positive come together and complement each other in one universal perfect harmony, this is the state of complete correction.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Branch of Sakura” 5/15/11
Comment: The famous psychiatrist, Carl Jung, believed that problems get solved when one begins to understand that conflicts often arise due to different ways of perceiving the world, rather than egocentrism or malicious intent.
My Response: Naturally. We are all different, otherwise we would not be “we,” but a single copy of man. Therefore if we say that some of our opinions coincide, it is because we take the liberty to compare our opinions and conclude that they are the same.
But actually this comes from the fact that we cannot measure or somehow elucidate them in order to recognize that there are never two identical states, opinions, and so on.
Question: In fact there is no malicious intent here; there are different perceptions that we are not able to coincide in the first place. But don’t we have to somehow come to an agreement?
Answer: It depends on your goals.
Question: What is the purpose of such a system, i.e., the laws by which everything is made?
Answer: The reason we were made so differently by the Creator is so we would come to understand that we are the same, and even more, that we are one whole.
Question: What will it give a person?
Answer: The truth.
Question: What will it give the Creator?
Answer: People having revealed Him in truth.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/29/22