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New Life 1282 – Management And Professionalism Versus Difficulties In Interpersonal Relations

New Life 1282 – Management And Professionalism Versus Difficulties In Interpersonal Relations
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

A successful business must be integral since this is the general inclination of human development today. A self-assured, middle manager who blocks innovative ideas subsequently leads to negative outcomes for staff and the business. and may need to be fired. It could be a good idea to bring someone from the outside in who can build a positive team-spirit. The desirable outcomes would need to be examined and defined for both the manager and the workers According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the implementation of orders received from above depends on the emotional connection between everyone. The staff group would need to similarly connect as one, spiritual, round body in mutual guarantee and love.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1282 – Management And Professionalism Versus Difficulties In Interpersonal Relations,” 9/25/20

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New Life 1281 – The Proper Financial Support Of Children

New Life 1281 – The Proper Financial Support Of Children
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

Parents need to help all their children equally. Parents can not act only according to their heart as this will create conflict and great hatred in the family. If one child has special needs, the parents should consult someone who is not part of the family and then explain to the children. The family may benefit from going to counseling together. From an educational perspective, it is a good idea for families to speak often about potential studies and professions but without pressure so that a spirit for the future will be built in the children.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1281 – The Proper Financial Support Of Children,” 9/18/20

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New Life 573 – Revealing Divinity

New Life 573 – Revealing Divinity
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Why is there an internal desire in every person to know the thought of creation? All the doubts a person has are not about religion but stem from the lack of revelation of Godliness here in this world. A person who wants to reveal what he is living for, what the purpose of his life is, and what the secret of life is arrives at the wisdom of Kabbalah. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the revelation of Godliness is the result of keeping the one law of, “love thy friend as thyself.” Godliness is the power of love and bestowal, the good and benevolent, and so we need to love and to be benevolent in order to reveal it. When there will be love amidst the nation of Israel, we will be a “light unto the nations of the world.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life 573 – Revealing Divinity,” 5/21/15

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New Life 572 – The Secular And The Religious

New Life 572 – The Secular And The Religious
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

According to the secular approach, the world is managed by the laws of nature and not by the upper force. On the other hand, according to the religious approach, there is an upper force or the Creator of the world who has given us the conditions to exist as well as reward and punishment. In fact, there is no conflict between countries based on different ideologies, but war is related to ruling, power, resources, and the state treasury. A Kabbalist studies and explores the network of forces that operate on us. He reveals Godliness and learns the laws based on the obligation of each one to “love they friend as thyself.”
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From KabTV’s “New Life 572 – The Secular And The Religious,” 5/21/15

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New Life 503 – Good Angels, Evil Angels

New Life 503 – Good Angels, Evil Angels
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Angels are forces like gravity which are active within the natural system. Demons and spirits also belong to the angels, meaning to the psychic forces of a person or his desires. All natural egoistic desires and thoughts are your bad angels. When you correct your attitude toward others from negative to positive, you activate good, protective angels. Strong desires to either harm or benefit others can be activated because we are all parts of a single system. The wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible for us to correct ourselves by activating a unique, higher force, “Light,” which helps us realize the principle, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). A true Kabbalist is a person who works in a group, gains control over his power, and will never cause harm.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 503 – Good Angels, Evil Angels,” 1/18/15

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New Life 500 – The Bible As The Foundation Of Life

New Life 500 – The Bible As The Foundation Of Life
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

We can discover and actually experience the latent secret that is within the Bible through the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah. The Bible and all the sacred writings were written in the “language of the branches.” In order to understand these writings, it is necessary to ascend to the “roots.” Kabbalists are people for whom the text of the Bible streams within them since they have a unified embrace with it. A Kabbalist corrects his nature from a desire to receive to a desire to bestow and thereby discovers what is truly written in the Bible. The book is indeed ours but we are in exile from it. When bestowal and love are built between us, we will discover its truth.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 500 – The Bible As The Foundation Of Life,” 1/15/15

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Steve Jobs—Philosophy Of Life

235Comment: If today you meet a simple man on the street and talk to him, he, in principle, does not know the names of the sages, or even, perhaps, King Solomon. But the name “Steve Jobs” is familiar to him. He is the founder of Apple, a man who has contributed a lot to our world.

There are some of his quotes that I would like you to explain from the point of view of a Kabbalist. ”I used to be way over on the nurture side, but I’ve swung way over to the nature side.”

My Response: Heredity is the starting point. Yet, in principle, everything is determined by the environment.

Question: Does it mean that the environment can change my heredity?

Answer: I do not see anything negative about heredity, even if it is bad. The environment shapes a person. It as if puts a person in a vice and processes him as it wants, like on a lathe. The result is a completely new product.

Question: Do I have no freedom here at all?

Answer: No. Not at all! There are initial qualities, but the environment knows how to work with them and makes from a person what is required.

Question: Do I look for an environment or does the environment find me?

Answer: In principle, neither you nor the environment, but this is already from above, the upper purpose.

Quotation: Steve Jobs, “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

My Response: In principle, our whole life consists only of mistakes. It is when we recognize these mistakes at every step of the way that we are going the right way.

Question: Do we always make some adjustments after each step, and still make mistakes?

Answer: Of course. We only make mistakes! However, initially, in every step we reveal our evil nature, and in every step we try to correct it.

Question: Is it due to the fact that our nature is egoism that every step we take is a mistake?

Answer: Our every step is in advance a mistake, but it depends on us how to make it a proper mistake. That is, to make mistakes in order to learn.

Quotation: Steve Jobs, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

My Response: This is right. To find one’s own thing, own line, oneself and move only in this, and never give in to other people’s opinions, philosophies, and ideas, this is a very important task for a person. I think that this certainly is only for a few. One needs to experience a lot in order not to be receptive to other people’s ideas and follow them.

To experience means to analyze, process within yourself, decide, be afraid, get up, rise, and fall. In other words, it must be a person who always demands an inner meaning from life.

Quotation: This purportedly was Steve Jobs’ guidance in everything: “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

My Response: Yes. That’s for sure. Only when you find it will you really understand what you were looking for. If we knew in advance what to look for, we would not have to look for it. That would be clear to me.

Question: Is a Kabbalist searching? Does a Kabbalist have such a search?

Answer: The Kabbalist is searching for only one thing—a leap to the Creator. It does not matter what will happen at that. The main thing is to be closer. And this is his only task.

Comment: When it happens, does it turn out that he understood everything in a completely different way?

My Response: Of course! It does not matter, he does not ask this question at all! He does not order the future for himself —what he wants to be and how to feel. No! Only to be closer.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/25/20

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New Life 591 – Back To Nature

New Life 591 – Back To Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

The movement away from nature in the 20th century due to technological developments has made us into emotionless machines. People long to return to nature and rediscover its inner power. We feel a related lack and need to find a balance between natural things and progress, both mentally and physically. When we feel an attraction to the inner power in nature, we transcend the ego and connect to divinity. It is just like when our father Abraham looked at the sky and stars; he sought after the supreme power.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 591 – Back To Nature,” 6/30/15

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New Life 634 – Giving

New Life 634  – Giving
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

The good deeds that we think we do are actually egoistic and useless since we are incapable of doing anything without compensation for ourselves. When we try to alleviate the suffering of others, we feel bigger, stronger, and higher than the ones we give to. The receivers feel cared for, warmed up, and deserving of the help. Each provides the other with different feelings through objects, one ego with respect to the other.

In order to truly do a good deed in wholeness and perfection, we must “love thy friend as thyself” and become one. If we connect in love and bestowal in this way, we get energy from the upper force or the Creator. This infinite source provides strength to act and to not expect to receive anything in return for oneself. We become able to give without losing anything in the process, just as one can light another’s candle with one’s own candle flame and one’s own flame keeps on burning.
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From Kab TV’s “New Life 634 – Giving,” 10/27/15

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New Life 1144 – A Balanced Self-Image

New Life 1144 – A Balanced Self-Image
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

A person must learn how to change his self-image to achieve the goal that he determines. The confidence to achieve goals can be developed through self-study and the right environment. Children need to feel like they are partners with their parents and encouraged rather than put down. Although it is very difficult to change the self-image that is engraved in childhood, an adult with low self-esteem can improve his or her condition with the loving support of a society that demands participation. This kind of society gives the clarity and confidence needed to overcome any challenge related to learning, work, and family life.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 1144 – A Balanced Self-Image,” 7/25/19

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