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214In the News ( A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. …

“In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. …

“This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

“One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

 Comment: When I read this, I drew this parallel: let’s say our science of Kabbalah, which existed 2,000 years before all religions, currents, and so on, stands somewhere where people move and run by. Nobody asks for any big amount of money for it; people are just asked to pay attention to it because it will tell them about what the basis of the world is and how to become happy in this world—and very few people stop. How many of us are here?

I compared it to that great violinist.

My Response: I don’t believe it can happen by itself. Only if the Creator, of course, changes some initial conditions and initial data in people could this happen.

Question: Then people could stop and suddenly hear?

Answer: Yes. But otherwise, no.

Question: And so they run and pay a lot of money to discover how to become happy and how to become successful.

Answer: People have a need for this, but not in the approach that Kabbalah requires.

Question: Why can’t we adjust the music to people like that?

Answer: We can’t set this up. This requires turning yourself off and turning on completely different sensors, different senses.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 11/24/22

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