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New Life #1162 – The World At A Crossroads

New Life #1162 – The World at a Crossroads
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

We are at a crossroads in which egoistic development has been exhausted and a general, integral relationship between humans must be developed. Today, all countries of the world are in an uncertain position in terms of ecology and international relations. Egoism separates us so much that we are willing to harm one another in order to feel on top. Human competition is having a devastating impact. Technological advances have created a situation in which we are all more dependent on one another, less protected, and subject to many dangers. We need a method to correct human nature and establish new values in order to maintain proper relationships. We need to understand that we are interdependent in all aspects of life like a family and that it will only be good for each one when it is good for everyone. In balance, we will solve every problem including climate issues and experience a safe, good, warm, and supportive human connection.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1162 – The World at a Crossroads,” 9/24/19

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New Life #293 – An Integral Group, Part 2

New Life #293 – An Integral Group, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Every part of nature includes all of nature within it so it is possible to understand everything in an integral connection. A group is a dynamic system of communication between at least two people. First, group members learn general rules regarding how to connect in a new manner and why this is important. Then, they work through four stages including how to become like an embryo in the group, how to be like a mother’s womb for the others in the group, how to see all group members as equals, and, finally, how to create a sense of “we” and “one” in the center of the group. This type of group, with a quality connection between the members, can solve any problem and manage all aspects of life intelligently and sensitively.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #293 – An Integral Group, Part 2,” 1/21/14

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New Life #292 – An Integral Group, Part 1

New Life #292 – An Integral Group, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

An integral group develops a new vision of the world as round, including everything that appears to be outside within one’s personal life. It means everyone relates to each other as a single family. It is not a commune or socialism. Everything is connected on every level in every area within reality; humanity needs to develop an integral sense through new internal programing so they can perceive this truth. The integral environment influences a person to consider what is good for everyone through exercises, workshops, and activities. Each person shifts their focus from “I” to We” to “One.” Together, we learn how to make the right decisions in life and never make mistakes.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #292 – An Integral Group, Part 1,” 1/21/14

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New Life #291 – Empathy

New Life #291 – Empathy
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Today, a person doesn’t have any pangs of conscience regarding lack of empathy for others. The younger generation does not have a need for emotional connection with others because everything is available for free on the Internet. Empathy develops in situations involving mutual dependence and the influence of the right type of environment. We can develop empathy through education aimed at building mutual complementarity and integral perception. We can engage in communication and connection exercises and games in which each one refers to others as wise and understanding. We can learn to listen to another, dive into his story, and flow with him as if I were reading an enrapturing book. We can learn how to develop empathy toward others, the ability to feel others. This helps in every area of life.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #291 – Empathy,” 1/19/14

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New Life #290 – Why Don’t People Understand Me?

New Life #290 – Why Don’t People Understand Me?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

We cannot feel someone else because everything we absorb is through ourselves. Everyone has a well-developed ego and doesn’t really care about others or what they feel. Each one of us lives within a balloon and wants what feels good to oneself. If the balloons connect, it is only for selfish interests. We don’t know or understand each other or ourselves. We hide and clash. Nevertheless, it is possible to create mutual understanding and connection between people with the help of the integral education method. A truly free, happy, and unlimited life can be found outside of the balloon, meaning outside of concern for only oneself.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #290 – Why Don’t People Understand Me?” 1/19/14

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We Need A Unity Government!

627.2What should the leadership of the country in the spirit of unity, which is so important now for Israel and for all other countries, look like? Theoretically, everyone wants the people and the government to be one, but in practice, it turns out that each political movement is pulling in its own direction, caring only about positions in the government and money. What should a government that works on the basis of genuine unity look like?

It is said: “As their faces are not the same, so their opinions are not the same.” We are all completely different, and therefore, it is clear that unity cannot initially be achieved directly based on our similarities. Something needs to connect us to each other so that there is a reason to cancel the differences. Like in a family where each parent concedes their own interests for the good of the child.

In the government, it is much more difficult to achieve unification because they do not feel that the country is their common heritage. Everyone understands that today they are in power and tomorrow they will no longer be, and therefore, they do not worry about what they leave after themselves. Their primal concern is to prove themselves right and their opponents wrong. Therefore, the worse it would be for the people and the country under the opposition party’s leadership, the better it would be for the current leader.

It turns out that everyone thinks not about how to improve the country and its people, but how to make it better for themselves, to gain power at any cost. This attitude is exactly the opposite of how it is in the family where we are united by common property, a home, and children that makes us dependent on each other. In government, there is nothing like this; therefore, egoism has the opportunity to roam in full force. There is a much more of a rude, selfish, and deceitful calculation.

I think that no party alone can lead the country. In Israel, there has never been a genuine peace party that works for the genuine unity of its people, its country, prioritizing the people’s interests above its own, and agreeing to give up its respectful position in the government for the people’s good. We are no different from other countries in this.

Therefore, there is no other way to succeed except by creating a government of national unity from those parties that really want unity and are able to give up their interests for its sake. It can be likened to a family life, which is a process of continuous compromise, with each member canceling something of his or her own interests for the sake of the other.

A unity government is bound to include many contrasting forces. It cannot consist of one party because it will pull the whole country and people in one direction, which can never be for the people’s good. We have already seen what distortions the rule of the socialist parties did decades ago. They created a problematic system of healthcare, finance, and trade unions, which still cannot be corrected and balanced with the general system.

Therefore, few strong parties that really differ in their views, not just names and leaders seeking power, should participate in the unity government. A correct, good government should consist of opposing forces that can communicate with each other and extract the correct results from their disagreements at every moment and on any issue.

The unity of the government means that everyone cares about the good of the country. There may be different opinions in the government, heated debates, almost fights, but everyone should understand that only in the spirit of unification can something good be done for the country and the people.

That is why a unity government must include opposing tendencies that are smart enough to know and understand how to move toward unity. It is like in a family where everyone has their own opinion, but for the sake of a common goal, members have to discuss each issue and achieve a solution that is acceptable to everyone. There are compromises here and each person adds to another in the daily work.

We need to immediately highlight the large parties that seek to unite. A small party, pursuing the interests of a small group and separated by religious or ethnic grounds has to be left aside. These parties do not care about the good of the country but about the interests of their small sector. Therefore, they should not be included in the unity government because its primary concern is the good of the whole country. They can exist next to it, expressing the interests of their specific voters. But they cannot determine the leadership of the country, take advantage of the contradictions between large parties, and gain great influence despite the small number of seats. Such bargaining must be disallowed. Everyone should receive the influence that corresponds to the number of voters standing behind them.

The unity government should work only for the good of the country and the people and be ready to serve people and not their own interests and benefits. It will show the people an example of correct behavior in which different people, even those hostile to each other, can rise above all contradictions for the sake of the success of the country, the common property.

The goal of a government consisting of different, opposing forces is the good of the country and the good of the people for which they act together, making mutual compromises. Only with a constant discussion of all problems and adding to each other, do they together achieve the correct answers.
From KabTV’s “New Life#1161–We Need A Unity Government!,” 9/24/19

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New Life #343 – Leadership And Government: The Future Leadership, Part 2

New Life #4 – The Law Of General Connection

New Life #4 – The Law of General Connection
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

Nature is one law that wants us to learn how to balance ourselves and understand the world through human connection. We are all being pulled into depression and descent so that we will correct our will to enjoy by aiming it to benefit everyone. We are in a round bubble, surrounded on all sides, and have no place to run. In order to achieve this correction, we need to build a new, integral education system that will teach people how to act “as if” they want to help others through lessons and activities. It will teach us how to attain a second nature through habits that we engage in as a result of the pressure from the positive examples provided by the environment. Everyone will embrace our human interdependence and learn to invert our desires from benefiting “me” to benefiting “we.”
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From Kab TV’s “New Life #4 – The Law of General Connection,” 1/1/12

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New Life #3 – The Environment As A Means For Development

New Life #3 – The Environment As A Means For Development
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi

Humanity needs to learn how to build a positive environment in which it can further develop so that we can become unified and integrated like the rest of nature. While we are born with bits of genetic information, the environment influences our desires throughout our lifespan. Like fruit ripening on a tree, people need the right environment to become a perfect expression of themselves. Courses, activities, games, and discussions can teach people how to have a good life by connecting with one another. We can rise to a level of development that is outside the human body and be able to feel others as ourselves. Through the right environment, we will experience a much richer world with a multifaceted mind and heart and a generalized feeling and understanding of the world outside of our own individual egos. We will attain the purpose of all creation which is a thought that exists in a dimension above and beyond us.
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From Kab TV’s “New Life #3 – The Environment As A Means For Development,” 1/1/12

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New Life #250 – My Internal World, Part 2

New Life #250 – My Internal World, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

My individual happiness depends on balance with others, on Arvut (mutual guarantee). Nothing that goes through me is mine. I am not to blame for being as I am. My entire life is a flow of emotions and information from the environment to me, therefore, I primarily need to learn how to integrate into the general system. This is how we absorb the integral information existing in the universe and invite a positive influence from the system as bad moods disappear. In a circle, we learn how to construct an integral sense since each one wants to communicate with the others. Each one exits the limitations of one’s own small computer and into a large, powerful computer that is created in the center, having a common intelligence and emotion. Everyone works together like organs within a single body.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 250 – My Internal World, Part 2,” 11/12/13

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New Life #249 – My Internal World, Part 1

New Life 249 – My Internal World, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Humanity doesn’t understand what life is for and wants to receive without giving. We lack motivation and meaning because we have not integrated with the general system of nature. Changes in mood are evidence that we perceive reality subjectively, through a desire for enjoyment. A mental mechanism operates alongside desires, opening and closing them, directing us as to what we will feel. Today, entire nations fall into despair. Human development should bring us to the essence and summit of life. Integral education teaches people how to find solutions through circle discussions. We form connections in the circle, praise one another, and discover another level of existence based on a sense of “we” instead of “I.” In an integral society, we feel elevated as if we were hovering in the air and receive pleasure and power to progress together.
From KabTV’s “New Life #249 – My Internal World, Part 1,” 11/10/13

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