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The Rich Cry

Laitman_421.01In the News (Bloomberg): “The World’s Richest People Lost $511 Billion in 2018,” “The richest people on Earth lost $511 billion this year after record first-half gains were obliterated by a succession of bruising market selloffs.’

My Comment: The fact is that they must understand whether they have an opportunity to hinder the progress of people. The more you present people with new toys for mutual connection, for their fulfillment, for any information, etc., the more they become picky and selective.

They are no longer interested in Facebook as it is. They simply cannot look at ads. People are so fed up with it that they even cannot be thrust on children.

That is, everything that the rich have made during the past 20 years is starting to work less and less. Despite all their sophistication, it passes. The period of egoistic accumulation will have to rot itself.

Humanity is still developing. Therefore, I see that the time will come, and very quickly, when these dollars they accumulated will have no value and there will no longer be an opportunity to earn money.

I think people will generally strive for greater simplicity. They will want to sit on the grass, drink a little, have a snack, listen to normal music, the chirping of birds, and the laughter of children running around. They will want something very close and pleasant to the heart, and not to bother their heads, brains, soul, and feelings with something very artificial.

I hope it will be this way.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/25/18

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Our Future Is Robots

273.02In the News (Reuters):  Robots will make robots at a new ABB (ABBN.S) factory in China, which the Swiss engineering group said on Saturday it plans to build for $150 million in Shanghai as it defends its place as the country’s largest maker of industrial robots. …

“China is expanding its robot workforce, as wages for human workers there rise and the country seeks to compete with lower-cost countries via greater automation. In 2017, one of every three robots sold in the world went to China, which purchased nearly 138,000 units, ABB said.

“ABB’s new 75,000-square-foot factory will use software meant to allow people and robots to work safely in close proximity, the company said, adding its YuMi robots — designed to work side-by-side with people — will also be deployed on many of the small parts assembly tasks needed to manufacture an ABB robot.”

Question: People, journalists, and scientists are worried about our future being ruled by robots! What will our future look like with robots?

Answer: Our future is moving toward the state where a person will not have any work other than spiritual work. We will only deal with things robots cannot do—the correct internal, spiritual unification between us.

Robots will take care of everything else. In general, our world is gradually reaching the point where we all will shift into spirituality. Only robots will remain in the material matter. Afterward, they too will disappear.

In principle, our world will gradually manifest itself as a world of forces, spirit, and a web of forces, not physical mater.  Matter does not really exist. We can see this already in quantum physics.

So there is no reason to worry about the fact that robots will replace us. On the contrary, we will strive to make sure that everything we do is transferred to robots and we will do what robots cannot: spiritual work, uniting between us, and exiting to the next level of existence, to the spiritual world.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 11/28/18

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What Is The Future Of Cities?

laitman_426Question: What future awaits cities?

Answer: In the future, thanks to the development of communication technologies, humanity will not concentrate in big cities but will spread out.

Many people will be able to work from home and all their consumables will be delivered. The home will be a bedroom, a study room, and in general, a place where a person spends most of his life. The concepts of the “city center” and “downtown” will disappear from the world, and our cities will assume a broad and balanced form.

Besides, I very much hope that as soon as humanity realizes that its universal relations with each other should be altruistic, cities will also be reformed according to this new way: everything will be for the benefit of a person so that a person will care for society and society will care for everyone. This will lead to very big changes in city structures.
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The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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How To Get Inexhaustible Energy?

Laitman_703.04Question: What is the energy balance of renewable energy sources? Do they supply more energy than is required for their production?

Answer: We use all types of energy received from nature in the amount of one or two, with the maximum five percent of their possible productivity. This is because we use nature egoistically.

But if we treated nature altruistically, if we could work with nature according to the same principle that it relates to us, in a balanced way, then we could receive 100% of the desired from nature in exchange for relating to nature 100% on the same level.

Nature treats us altruistically, and if we also related to the whole world, to all of humanity, in a reciprocal way, with love, according to the principle “love your neighbor as yourself,” then we could extract from nature much more energy, we would reach balance with nature, and would not feel lack in anything.

We would harmoniously and integrally join nature, and would receive a positive reaction from it instead of a negative one. Today, nature shares with us as if reluctantly, as if it is obliged to release a small part of its energy resources to us.

Yet, once we reach equilibrium with nature, we will be able to receive inexhaustible energy implanted in each atom. Thus, in essence only in this lies the correction of the existing methodology and solution for the future.
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The Round table of independent opinions. Berlin 9/9/06

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What Causes Environmental Disasters?

laitman_765.1Question: What would happen if all the Chinese would like to own a car?

Answer: Nothing will change in the world and in the ecology; even let everyone own a car, and more than one. Let there be 7 or 14 billion private cars in the world. Cars are not what causes ecological disasters. Our corrupt relations are what cause ecological disasters.

We need to understand what is visible in nature and in its research; environmental disasters are caused not by technology, the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels, but by the human level. Only we, at the level of our relations, cause distress at all other levels of nature.

All these disasters in the fields of ecology and health, depression and drug addiction, divorces and all other problems arise from nature only to push us to understand the cause, which is at a higher level. Always in nature, a problem from a higher level descends to lower levels and activates the system from there.

I hope that in the search for salvation from these evils, which we see as evils at our egoistic level, we will have to give up our egoism, we will have to understand that we can only be in balance with nature on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels due to our human level, if we treat each other with love and understanding.

Then, we will bring unity to nature as a whole and reach a balance with the general nature.
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The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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Newsmax: “To Thoughtfully Govern Leaders Must Rediscover the Family”

My article in Newsmax: “To Thoughtfully Govern Leaders Must Rediscover the Family

On Nov. 11, 1918, World War I ended.

One hundred years later, bells rang at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as leaders of some 70 countries marched shoulder to shoulder on the plaza, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the war to an end.

Leaders such as Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, and Benjamin Netanyahu walked on the battleground where fierce battles took place, millions of soldiers were killed, and much blood was spilled as a result of the cruel war between nations.

But does this impressive demonstration indicate that we are at last close to true peace?

Are we on the verge of extending an umbrella of peace and unity that will cover all the European nations?

As long as economic inequality continues to escalate in most countries and waves of immigrants continue to shake the demographic-cultural fabric of Europe, true unity is not in sight. These crises are the result of an ultra-liberal ideology that has gained strength and spread throughout the continent.

Every day, these two crises deepen the social and political polarization.

The rich become richer, the poor become poorer, and immigrants bring with them religion and customs that incite the local Europeans. As a result, the extreme right is strengthening throughout Europe, and as long as the public within European countries is divided, unity across Europe should not be expected.

Such a spectacular ceremony only widens the gap between the idyllic façade put forward by the leadership and the daily reality in Europe. European leaders are making an attempt that doesn’t account for the selfish, alienating nature of the human ego; the attempt to welcome everyone into their borders and create a common market where everyone wins requires a solid educational foundation to form genuine integration between people.

The way European leaders think and make decisions might also have to do with an interesting fact that is common to many of them — they don’t have biological children. Take a look at the following list:

Germany’s Angela Merkel
France’s Emmanuel Macron
Britain’s Theresa May
Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni
Lithuania’s Dalia Grybauskaitė
Holland’s Mark Rutte
Sweden’s Stefan Lofven
Ireland’s Leo Varadkar
Luxemburg’s Xavier Bettel
Switzerland’s Simonetta Sommaruga
Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker
Whether by choice or lack thereof, all of the above leaders are childless.

People who dan’t have children see the world differently than those who do. They have a different outlook on life, they analyze the past, present, and future differently. In contrast, any person who has children lives with a certain sense of responsibility for his or her family, which accompanies and influences their decision-making processes.

Some commentators have already made a link between European leaders’ lack of thought about the future and the fact that they are childless. However, it doesn’t end with thinking about the future. More than a social status, being a parent is a natural status.

A childless leader lacks instincts that he or she cannot acquire in any other way. They could be highly intellectual, incredibly skilled and gifted in many different ways, and yet, they lack a natural drive that exists in any average parent—to care for and protect their children. And their decisions will be affected by that lack.

But perhaps even more interesting is: what does the public think about this phenomenon?

The answer is that they mostly don’t.

The general public is not interested and many are not even aware of this particular aspect of their leaders’ personal lives. Ask yourselves: were you fully aware of all the childless leaders in the above list?

The public indifference to this phenomenon characterizes our time and our generation. A generation that is losing touch with basic human values. A generation that is clearly going through an identity crisis.

That being said, there’s no point in condemning anyone. Neither the childless leaders nor their indifferent citizens. We’re all in the same boat of human development, and human society is going through a unique phase, where the human ego is reaching its peak.

This explains why the individual has become more important than ever. The importance of the family unit has declined, and thus, today even a childless leader can be a mother and father to millions of people.

But human evolution doesn’t end there.

The human ego will continue to grow and drive us apart until it leads us to realize that we have to rise above it, and cultivate a higher level of human connection. Then, we will see the importance of rebuilding our connections on all levels — from the family unit, through the community, to the rest of society.

The aspiration for a common future that liberal European leaders envision can become realistic when humans cultivate a deeper sense of connection. As long as the ego drives the moves on the ground, the attempts of European leaders will do more harm than good.

Only when leaders make education towards unity their highest priority and aim to bring citizens together above all differences, the common sense of human connection will guide Europe towards a better future.
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Is There Anything Better Than Democracy?

laitman_220Question: Is there anything better than democracy?

Answer: We do not know what democracy is. Democracy for us means that we can somehow get along with each other without the power of the fist and coercion in the most brutal form, according to certain laws. By observing them, we are more or less able to not harm each other directly—and this is what we call “democracy.”

None of us knows what freedom is. We are not free. Each of us is born with qualities that we did not choose. Each of us has received education that we did not choose. We grow up and by the age of 20 we become adults; everything in us we received from our society, from factors that are not connected to us, nor depend on us.

In essence, I am a person who came out of the “oven” ready. However, the “I” is not me. “I” is what I was given. Accordingly, I advance in life.

So, do I know what freedom is? I am not free, I am just realizing what I received earlier. Therefore, it is not a democracy, it is not freedom, and it is not free choice. After all that I have received from everyone, have received since childhood, have received from teachers, if I learn how to work with all this, how to use it to achieve freedom, then perhaps I can truly realize myself.

Therefore, it is necessary to know the laws of nature, the laws of society as they should be in reality, in an objective form, independent of us.

We reveal the laws of nature, the social laws in ants, in groups of animals, and the same laws work in human society. If we open them up, if we establish them in our society, if we implement these laws in our society, then thanks to the effective use of the laws of nature we will reach true democracy.

In other words, everyone will have their own balanced place in the world, every nation, every community, every country, and all of humanity as a whole, will have an excellent balanced place in accordance with the common nature.

Today, everyone still imagines democracy and laws in their own way. Therefore, we naturally plunge into the global crisis of human society and do not yet see how we should exist.

Today’s democracy is coming to an end, and the next regime humanity will befall humanity is Nazism. Nazism will come and replace the current regime of all progressive democratic countries, and then we will see that we really do not understand the true laws of nature.

Let us hope that we will understand them before we bring ourselves to Nazism and that we will come to a beautiful, corrected form of the existence of humanity—to altruism.
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The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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When Is War Justified?

laitman_293Question: Nowadays, when concepts of self-defense and humanitarian intervention have changed their meaning, how can we tell the difference between a “holy war” and just a war?

Answer: I would make such a differentiation: a justified war is a war of people fighting for their existence and for their territory, for their land. If somebody comes to them and wants to kill them, then as it is written: “forestall by slaying him.” (Tractate Sanhedrin, 72:1, Gemarah)

On the other hand, a country shouldn’t be going to war when it is not on its own territory, even if it does so under certain “humanitarian” guises. It should only use help from international powers when seeking peace and some kind of dialog, but not for war and military operations.

Therefore, only one thing is justified: If someone from the outside rises against a person, or a group of people, or a whole country, then in response, you can fight him and kill him, or even start this war first. However, if nobody from the outside rose against you, you should not attack him and fight with him under any pretext, even the most incredible one.
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The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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Why Is There No Peace In The Middle East?

laitman_229Question: Why is there still no peace in the Middle East?

Answer: The problem is not with Israel and the nations of the world. The situation is such that the method of correction of the world, which should now be realized in the whole world, is in the hands of Israel.

In its inner wisdom called the science of Kabbalah, Israel has the methodology of correcting egoism in the world: how to change from the egoistic perception of life and nature, where everybody wants to get something for himself, to the altruistic one, where everybody will be able to sacrifice and give of himself, and through it become fulfilled, complete, and perceive life through altruism.

Because Israel holds this wisdom, the entire world feels as if Israel is at fault for all that is happening. This pressure and anti-Semitism will not stop until Israel makes a contribution to the world—by revealing the science of Kabbalah to the world, a method of correcting the world, which explains how it can save itself from its selfish development that has come to an end and has resulted in the threat to its existence.

The world will reach peace, tranquility, and contentment only through the implementation of this method of its correction, which has been with Israel since Babylonian times. Emerging from there, from the cradle of all civilization, it has been in the midst of Israel for 6,000 years, and is only now being revealed. That is why the science of Kabbalah is in demand now all over the world.

The science of Kabbalah became open for general study at the beginning of the 21st century. After all, it represents the methodology of making our world altruistic, perfect, and wonderful. Then there will be peace in the Middle East and all over the world. And if not, then it will not happen there or anywhere in the world, which will only lead to a greater danger of its annihilation.

What is happening today in the Middle East is, in essence, the concentration, the focus, the pinnacle, of the whole world problem. If we solve this problem, if Israel will reveal the method of correction of the world, by doing so we will solve the problems of the entire world, and peace will also reign in the Middle East.
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From The Round Table of Independent Opinions. Berlin, 2006

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