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Life According To A New Script, Part 2

laitman_760.2Life is a script that I can rewrite again and start to control my life. In the end, a person gets tired of the movie someone forcibly made him the main character of. This is someone else’s life and I want to live my own life.

I then realize that everything around me is not mine, that I am under the influence of thousands of forces from different sources, and they play with me like with a ball, kicking and tossing me from place to place.

The question is: How can I stop this movie? I need a force that is above the actors playing with me in my life. I want to rise above my existence, above work, family, home, and plan my own life by myself. After all, we do not know how the script will turn in the next second and what new characters will appear in it.

I do not know the script of my life. In order to know it, I need to rise to the degree above myself and know the upper plan. Then I will understand how to play in it, what for, why, and what the purpose of this movie is.

Everyone wants to receive a good feeling from life; otherwise, why do we need it, its end is clear. Yet, while life is not yet over, I want to live it according to a good scenario. To do this, I need to connect with the forces that control my life, and the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how to do this.

No matter how many times I rewrite the script according to my will, I will find out that it causes me harm. If I really want to write a program for my future, I have to study and learn what is best for me and how to change the script to a good one. When I really understand what good is, I will find out that I have an opportunity to shoot this movie and be the main character in it and director of it.

After all, a person usually does not understand what is good for him. We see that the forces controlling our lives involve us in such terrible films that we do not want to watch. But we can switch this movie to another if we know what we really want. By receiving this knowledge, we will receive the ability to make changes.

The entire development of a person in this life is designed to lead us to an understanding of what is really good for us. As soon as we understand this, we can immediately begin to live in it. This is because the good movie is already ready! We just do not want it, we reject it because of our short-sightedness.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1167,” 10/22/19

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Life According To A New Script, Part 1

laitman_922Nature has given a person the ability to exit himself and enter the plot of a book or a movie. Endless TV series’ and movie marathons are the mainstream addiction of our times, involving both the older and the younger generation.

The dream of any person is to come home, sit in a chair, dim the lights, turn on the TV, and delve into a TV series.

Netflix, which allows you to watch movies on any device that has a screen (TV, phone, and computer) has 140 million subscribers. People spend hours sitting in front of a screen watching series after series.

This transports a person to a different reality; he wants to separate from everyday life and move into a different movie. That is, he changes the movie in which life forces him to be the main character to another one where he can be a bystander, sitting quietly in a comfortable chair. How nice it would be to live life like in a movie.

One day, they will come up with the idea of completely getting rid of the screen by attaching a wire directly to the head and broadcasting the movie of life to us. I could even be made the main character in it so I can imagine myself in different states. We are in a movie now, without knowing it. How can we know whether this is a movie or not? In fact, that doesn’t matter to us; the main thing is to feel good, or at least not to suffer.

Nature has developed in us the ability to come out of one’s life and empathize with the plot of a movie or a book, with its characters, so that we know that we live in a movie. Our whole life is played out to us like a movie, which we can change.

We can rise above the person who is watching the movie to the level of the forces that project it; we can intervene in them and change our movie, that is, our life. I can make myself a character of any movie I want by changing my states, including life and death.

The ability to empathize with movies is given to us so that we can create a new movie for ourselves where we will be the director. After all, how much do we regret the movies we lived in before, how much we would like to change our past, but think it is impossible. But it is possible. I can change my past, pause this movie, rewind it to the right moment, and start again differently.

I will again become a little carefree child who is just starting life. But what would I like to change in my life? This is the question. I will not be allowed to change anything until I can write a new scenario that is more correct than the old one. Then I will be able to implement it.

After I go through it with my accumulated experience, I will again see how I can improve it, and I will start again on a more mature, serious level, trying to realize myself so that I will not have any regrets at the end of the movie before I die. Then we will understand that the movie does not end and how we can make it continue forever.

The wisdom of Kabbalah allows every person to develop the ability to broadcast the script of his life, keeping everything under control. We learn to accept our life in the correct form so we will not regret any moment of it and will not want to return and correct it.

The life I live will be correct, kind, filled with meaning, and I will not regret a single moment. Then, after all these calculations, I will discover that it was not me who did all this but the force that projects this movie to me, and all the troubles and problems that I had to go through were intended to bring me to a perfect state. There was no other way! Therefore, I agree, the movie ends, and the real life begins.

Then I see that my whole previous life was a dream from which I am awakening now to a new life and I start a new day. This life is eternal and perfect. I am in the correct relationship with the one who was broadcasting this movie to me, and we are together building my further advancement by creating a new movie.

I know and understand how everything is arranged and how it advances by becoming a screenwriter, a cameraman, and a director, that is, a complete master of the movie with thousands of participants. I myself, instead of the upper force, arrange my life. Each person is given their own life and their own world with all the actors.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1167,” 10/22/19

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Hikikomori

laitman_959Remark: There are people in Japan called Hikikomori. These are people who withdraw into themselves, isolate themselves, confine themselves to their homes; they do not go anywhere. Some never leave their homes and earn money by freelancing on the internet. Japan has more and more of these people.

My Comment: Very well. They live and have acquired a virtual identity for themselves. They should be given an opportunity to develop in various ways through this virtual identity. Each person will decide, according to their own egoism, what is best and more convenient for them.

They do not cost the government anything, they do not harm anyone, they do not kill or steal—nothing like that. That is all good. They do not sneak out at night to do something bad.

I would put all people on this “diet,” this lifestyle.

But, in order to achieve a higher life, a higher purpose, to acquire the ability to sense it, to come out of ourselves, to rise above this meager collection of still, vegetative, animate, and human bodies, our world, for this ascension, a person must exit one’s cell and begin to unite. But unite in the right way!

Question: Will they be able to break through and grow after some time? What will they achieve by sitting in solitude and not stepping outside? What will happen to them?

Answer: The question about the meaning of life will come to them. It will occur to each of them.

I am certain that people will begin to distance themselves from this hectic, raging mass, from this “Manhattan” that has spread all over the world. Thanks to emerging technologies, all the commuting from office to office, to and from work, will be reduced. Humanity will engage in inner work with the help of computers, producing a more internal intellectual product.

Therefore, many people will be confined to their homes, not just the Japanese. It is ecologically sound, cleaner, easier, more agreeable to people. Even the Torah says: “Happy is the one who earns a living not having to leave his home.”

Question: What what will it lead to?

Answer: People keep developing, their desire keeps growing, as is intended by nature, from above; they will start to feel: “What is it all for?”

Right now, humanity is preoccupied with their “games,” not realizing what kind of question is hanging over them. They will come to the meaning of life. The truth.

Question: A breakthrough toward it? From what, an outcry?

Answer: From a growing, expanding inner need. Actually, this is sweet suffering because it tells you about the search, that you are a human!

Question: Does this mean there is a great joy somewhere out there, but I have yet to discover it?

Answer: Yes. I have not discovered it yet, but it is shining at me from afar. That is, I am already connected to it but now I have to move toward it.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/2/19

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New Life #1140 – Finding Purpose In A New Approach To Life

New Life #1140 – Finding Purpose in a New Approach to Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Today, we are transitioning from focusing on our professions and making money to discovering a new life on a higher spiritual level. We are dissatisfied and are demanding to know the purpose of life. When we ask this question, nature comes to our aid and directs us toward our true destiny, which is to build an integral system of mutual, human bestowal. We are built by the force of reception and must learn to connect above the human ego and discover the power of balance in the system by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1140 – Finding Purpose in a New Approach to Life,” 8/11/19

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The Long Road To The Question About The Meaning Of Life

laitman_760.3Question: In the parable about the shield and sword, the king presents his son with a weapon without first teaching him how to use it, and goes into hiding. Why didn’t he show his son how to fight enemies knowing that they will attack him?

Answer: Don’t you feel that way in this world? Don’t you feel that you were thrown here and you exist not knowing why and how, and for what? All of a sudden, you are told that there is a science of Kabbalah that will help you feel yourself in the upper world and learn the purpose of your existence.

After all, really, you are lost and do not know anything. This is indeed our state in the material world. Therefore, first of all, let’s define that we are truly in such a state.

Now another question: Why are we given a state in which we exist like animals, not knowing where we are, what for, and why?

We develop over thousands of years like animals until we gradually become humans. Then, we continue developing for thousands more years until from so-called humans grows something that starts to ask questions such as: “Why do I exist?” “Who am I?” “What is life’s purpose?” “What is the meaning of life?” “What happens to me before birth and after death?” Tens of thousands of years pass until humanity begins to think about this and ask questions because in each generation egoism grows and gradually develops us. Now we are thinking: why is all this necessary? Do we really need it? There are many questions that arise that are very difficult to find answers to.

Why don’t we get an answer right away? It is in order for us to comprehend our question first. Believe me, it is not that simple. For a long time, maybe even a few years, you will be tormented until this question fully ripens in you. Only then will you see the answer in it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 4/7/19

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What Does The Desire To Study Kabbalah Depend On?

laitman_563Question: What does the desire to study the wisdom of Kabbalah depend on?

Answer: The aspiration toward the Creator depends on the Reshimo (a spiritual informational record) that is revealed in a person. These are not just questions about the meaning of life and its worthlessness because their answers can be purely corporeal.

A pressing question arises in a person about the essence of existence above only filling himself. It does not matter to me how I live, in what way I fill myself, what I have, and when my life will end. It is important for me to understand its inner meaning! Where did it come from and why it was given to me? What is this phenomenon of life? What does it represent?

When this question emerges in a person, he really needs to discover the purpose of creation. That is, the Creator Himself is unclear. However, if the design, the thought with which everything was created: “With what purpose? Why? For what? How? By Whom?” attracts a person, he comes to the study of Kabbalah and remains in it.

Yet, if he was accidentally lured to Kabbalah by other questions that are less focused on the inner meaning of life, he leaves. Therefore, it is written that a thousand enter a dark room and only one remains and goes out to the Light.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/4/19

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Fear Of Reincarnation

laitman_534Question: I am not afraid to die, but I am afraid to be born again. What is the Creator’s intention here?

Answer: You are afraid of being born again because you know what you have to go through again: birth, nursery school, kindergarten, school, illnesses, vaccinations, problems, insults, etc.

It is said that the wise men sat and thought: “Who is happier: a born or unborn person?” And they decided that the one who is unborn is happier. But if you were born, then fulfill your mission and never be born again.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18

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The Fear Of Death

laitman_566.02Question: I justify the Creator, but the only thing that I cannot justify is physical death. What should I do?

Answer: If it were not for the fear of death, we would have made a big mess in this world. Imagine if we were immortal. How much harm would a person cause himself and others? Then every day, like a Phoenix, he would rise again and it would be the same all over again. That is horrible!

Death is salvation. If not for the fear of death, a person would not do anything. He would very quickly bring himself to death.

The fear of death helps a person by forcing him to think about the meaning of life: “What for? What? Why? With what account do I end my life? Is there anything else but this?”

The most important question: “What are we living for?”

Remark: But no one asks about it anyway.

My Comment: Subconsciously, everyone does! Even children have this question.

Question: Would it be possible to educate people by explaining to them that death is a transition to another state?

Answer: Of course. Psychologically, you can do anything to a person and he will not be afraid of death.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18

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Passing The Line Between Life And Death

Laitman_137Question: Suicide is one of humanity’s problems. Every 40 seconds, someone in the world commits suicide (800,000 per year). In the US, the suicide rate has increased by 30% since 1999. Some celebrities who have recently committed suicide include Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef and TV presenter on CNN, and the younger sister of the Queen of the Netherlands. Can you explain this?

Answer: I can explain this as emptiness. It is an emptiness that crushes, tears, and does not let one sleep. Even drugs are ineffective at relieving it. A person simply feels as if he has no other options. We need to look at life correctly and start educating ourselves.

Question: What should a person come to?

Answer: To the meaning of life. One can understand the meaning of life when he crosses the boundary between life and death. Only when life is worth less for you than life itself can you correctly weigh up what to live for and rise above your egoism and egoistic life.

Question: Is it when I do not cling to it? When I do not hold on to every desire?

Answer: Not only do you not hold on, but you live by the fact that every minute you give up your egoism and rise above it. Every minute, you are above death, as if you are experiencing it. This is the separation from our world and the entrance into the upper world.

Remark: This is very hard.

Answer: It is not hard, it is a happy opportunity for us all.

Question: So, I should not value my egoistic life?

Answer: A person who wants to comprehend true existence has to despise this life and appreciate it only because it is a basis for building a higher life on it. And the higher life is than death, and when you die in an animal form every minute, you grow spiritually.

Growth in the spiritual form is life not for oneself, but for something outside oneself: for the sake of the Creator, for the sake of the system, for the sake of humanity, it does not matter what—the main thing is to get out of your “I.”
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From KabTV’s “News in Russian with Michael Laitman” 6/12/18

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The Study Of Kabbalah—Without Limitations

laitman_269Question: Who is the study of Kabbalah meant for?

Answer: For everyone without exception because all who are born on this earth can attain their eternal state and remain in it by taking advantage of the opportunity given to them in this material life.

Question: What need can there possibly be for the majority of people to study this exalted wisdom?

Answer: The need is to understand the meaning of life and to attain it, rising to the next level of existence even before death in this world.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/18/18

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