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New Life #1042 – Respect And Disrespect In Relationships

New Life #1042 – Respect And Disrespect In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Love is a result of respecting the habits of others more than my own and conceding for the sake of connection. Disrespect deletes and harms the other. It destroys the confidence of children who need to be trusted to exist independently at times. Absolute love, on the other hand, leads to disrespect and even hatred. Relationships based on shared obligations are also difficult to hold together. The ironclad rule is “love covers all transgressions.”. In spite of differences, we concede during communication, we speak only about positive things, we think constantly about how we can express love toward the other. and we explain that we expect reciprocity.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1042 – Respect And Disrespect In Relationships”, 7/31/18

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New Life #1041 – Living In Sync With Nature

New Life #1041 – Living In Sync With Nature
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

The human ego brings us into conflict with nature. Mothers don’t want to breastfeed, children grow up separated from their homes and families, and technology confuses us with fake news, etc. We need to reach the recognition of evil in order to advance toward an understanding of what nature demands from us and to overcome the confusion we find in today’s world. The truth is found in nature, which shows us the need to be connected to a family first and then to expand the connections from there. We must begin to consider that everything around us is for the good of humanity. We need to learn how to use technology and other forms of development for the benefit of every individual rather than the monetary gain of a few.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1041 – Living In Sync With Nature,” 7/24/18

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New Life #1040 – Equality In Relationships

New Life #1040 – Equality In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Equality can only be realized if there is love because a person who loves the other also cares for him. In an egalitarian society, people will look for how they can benefit others because they will act out of the correction of nature, the correction of the ego. The ego feels deprived and makes demands for equal resources and equal rights. In the future, every person will look for how he can give to others instead of how to get for himself. In order to reach this type of society, a new education is required. People will begin to feel like organs in one large body and immediately help any part or person in need. This higher knowledge of love will govern our lives and our relationships. We will judge everything as a mother behaves toward her children, each one is different but all are loved.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1040 – Equality In Relationships,” 7/24/18

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New Life #1039 – Taking Responsibility For My Feelings

New Life #1039 – Taking Responsibility For My Feelings
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary:

All that surrounds me is a theater that exists in order to help me correct myself. Every person represents a part of my inner qualities and attributes that I have not yet corrected. The responsibility for my feelings is in my own hands even though I may sometimes feel that others are treating me badly. With good will or bad will, I shape my image of the world. My freedom of choice is to treat everything and everyone in reality as myself, with love. I must reach love for all people and for the Creator, which is the general power of nature. Correcting my relationships in this way will reveal a good, all loving, whole, and eternal world.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1039 – Taking Responsibility For My Feelings,” 7/19/18

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New Life #1038 – Harmonious Social Relations

New Life #1038 – Harmonious Social Relations
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

It important for us to learn about the system we live in, how social relationships influence us, and how can each one of us bring the system closer to a state of balance. This educational process allows every person to acquire the feeling that he is in a single system with everyone, where it is good for everyone to be together.

The reward for good relationships will be balanced life in a good society that relates to us like a loving mother, providing us with warmth and security. In a society like this, concession is considered to be beneficial. Social support will give each person the power to concede, since one’s bestowal to others creates bestowal toward the entire system and a powerful response, multiplied many times over, will therefore come back to me. Social values, honor, and shame can direct people toward treating others well. In order to achieve these ends, public opinion must be changed through a deep process of general social education based on the rule “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1038 – Harmonious Social Relations,” 7/19/18

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New Life #1037 – Love Of The Nation Of Israel

New Life #1037 – Love Of The Nation Of Israel
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Other nations have natural love, but love of the nation of Israel means that each one wants to benefit others and enjoys this. The people of Israel are made up of a gathering of the nations of the world and therefore they have no connection. “National love” means that I must love each one in the nation that aims toward reaching love. A connection between differences is called “Israel,” which means we direct ourselves straight toward the higher integral power in nature. We need to learn to cover over all hatred with love like the forces of plus and minus and then we will attain wholeness and eternity. That is how we acquire the “weapon” of love and then nobody will want to harm us. The “weapon” of love is connection; it has the power to fight against all evil which is separation. There is no need to fight with anyone else but only with the evil that is found within me, only to fight with my own ego. When we relate this way to each other, people will immediately change their attitude toward us in a positive way because we will illuminate the whole world.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1037 – Love Of The Nation Of Israel,” 7/17/18

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New Life #1003 – The Oral Torah, Part 2

New Life #1003 – The Oral Torah, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

Without the guidance of a teacher who is a Kabbalist, it is impossible to understand the secret that is latent in the Torah, in the Mishnah, or in The Book of Zohar. Since the destruction of the Temple, there has been controversy about the concept of “Lishma” over the question of whether the Torah requires a correction of the ego in order to love. Torah “Lishma” means that I perform actions for the sake of others, “Lo Lishma” (not for Her Name) means that I am doing things for myself, for the sake of receiving a reward, respect, and so forth. Most people lost the connection with Torah Lishma and the Kabbalists who taught this were always oppressed and persecuted. The language of the branches, which Kabbalists teach, is based upon the connection that exists between the upper force and the physical branch that is activated in our world.

People who claim that there is no need to maintain the Torah Lishma, the correction of the ego and loving, are dealing with the externalities of the Torah; while the Kabbalists learn it through the language of the branches, and discover its upper spiritual roots.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1003 – The Oral Torah,” part 2, 4/24/18

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New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah, Part 1

New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

The wisdom of Kabbalah has passed orally from teacher to student for 5,778 years according to the dedication and open heart of the student. The oral Torah transmits how to perform the corrections about which the written Torah speaks. For example, in the Torah of Moses, one can read how to achieve the goal of creation, which is adhesion with the Creator according to “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). Realization of the Torah of Moses, however, requires additional guidance because in his generation, he could not have written otherwise. It is necessary to add exercises and give verbal advice in order for the student to connect with people like him in love and to discover the Creator. The Kabbalist teaches his students how to break their focus and redirect their views toward the upper world. The students must adapt themselves to discovering the Creator, the characteristic of love and bestowal. The upper world that is opened is an upside-down world; it is entirely bestowal and love beyond time, motion, and space.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #1002 – The Oral Torah,” part 1, 4/24/18

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New Life #1033 – Overcoming Difficulties In Relationships

New Life #1033 – Overcoming Difficulties In Relationships
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

In order to overcome difficulties in relationships, we must try to accept one another rather than criticize, dominate, and change each other according to our own desires. Love creates one from two when we behave according to the principle, “Love covers all transgressions” (Proverbs 10:12). This means that when something doesn’t please me, I cover it with love, as if it were mine, the same way we do with our children. Only when we concede our prideful egoistic natures, can we build a loving connection and even attain a higher power.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1033 – Overcoming Difficulties In Relationships,” 7/10/18

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New Life #71 – Money And The Jewish Mind, Part 1

New Life #71 – Money And The Jewish Mind, Part 1
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary:

Israeli prosperity depends on a spiritual well rather than oil wells or gas reservoirs. Trade is based on connection. Every Jew is a tradesman because the Jewish attribute is to connect. The forefathers of the Jewish nation were people with a spiritual inclination to connect people like Abraham. The spiritual power that the nation had in the past generated wisdom and special abilities. Jews studied science and medicine in order to be rich internally and essential everywhere. Members of the Jewish nation were exiled from the land of Israel after their egoistic nature grew to such an extent that it could no longer be channeled toward mutual connection. Now, anti-Semitism guards the Jews and drives them to fulfill their role in business: to connect all the nations into one spiritual family.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #71 – Money And The Jewish Mind, Part 1,” 9/10/12

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