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Einstein Quotations Part 1

 202Question: Could you please comment on some quotations attributed to Albert Einstein?

Quotation: “Only a fool needs order, genius can handle chaos.”

Answer: Yes. A person usually rushes to order because he cannot embrace what is in front of him.

The genius on the other hand, feels that he must dissolve in the chaos and then he will see an internal order in it: not the one he imposes on the existing world, but the one that initially exists within this world.

Quotation: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Answer: If miracles did not exist, then everything would be very simple and clear. I too want to explain to everyone: “Why are you suffering? Look, everything is written simply. You are trying to do something in your life with incomprehensible attempts.”

This is one life when we try to grasp the immensity with our minds. But we say in advance: “Why is it there? Everything is simple and good,” embrace it all in our mind.

And the other is when we dissolve in the spiritual, in space, when we understand that we cannot swallow it and we believe that we can only enter into it, dissolve in it.

Thus, we accept the world by entering it. At the same time, we belittle ourselves, our minds, our capabilities; we see nature above us, not us ruling over nature. As Sir Isaac Newton [and often attributed to Einstein] said: “to myself, I seem to have been like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Only in this way can we enter nature and begin to truly understand it.

Remark: Then we seem to say: “Some wonders abound!”

My Comment: Yes. And this is the correct approach. In fact—only miracles. Why miracles? It is because I cannot comprehend them with my mind. However, when I say that these are miracles and I want to be in them, then I begin to understand them, precisely because I cancel myself before them.

Quotation: “Education is what remains after everything learned in school is forgotten.”

Answer: What does education mean? We form, or we can say, format our brain. As we launch certain programs into computers and then with the help of these programs, we start processing materials, working with them. Education should be just that. In and of itself, it does not matter. Only after I begin to treat life correctly with its help, do I begin to appreciate it.

Question: And what does it mean to forget education in general?

Answer: What did we study at school? I don’t remember history, geography, even math, I don’t know all those equations. Of course, I can somehow speculate about them. In principle,  in college, how much was seemingly unnecessary? Yes, it is all necessary in order to develop brains, develop and stir them. Otherwise what? Will I only be able to count my goats or cows in the herd? Or should I still be able to work with the conceptual apparatus?
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/26/18

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Absolute Love Or How To Find A Soulmate

laitman_294.2Question: From the point of view of science, isn’t the love a person feels for another simply a chemical process occurring in his body?

Answer: Of course, these are all chemical processes.

Question: What is love in terms of Kabbalah?

Answer: It is love at another level. But ultimately it is realized in us in the same physical and chemical processes. Only in Kabbalah it is studied from its upper source, from where it appears in us.

In fact, everything is determined by what is called “soul affinity,” that is, how much our souls, our spiritual components, are in a close state to each other in the common system of all souls in the world. Accordingly, we become attracted to and find each other.

It seems like it is a coincidence, that there are some circumstances. It is nothing of the kind. There are no coincidences in the world. Only the upper root brings us into some kind of movement toward each other. It obliges us to pay attention to each other and get close. At what level and in what sense to get close depends on the quality of our spiritual roots.

Question: How does this spiritual convergence occur?

Answer: A person in our world does not know this. We, as they say, “sniff” each other, study each other. It seems to us that we are suitable or not. It seems to us that circumstances lead to this, and everyone says: “You are so alike, similar,” and so on. This is all the world of dolls, the world of a game. But in fact, spiritual forces, spiritual roots, determine everything.

Question: How does one search for a spiritual partner?

Answer: People will not be able to. People do not understand. We study this in the science of Kabbalah and understand how it works. But in our world, we still cannot realize it.

Question: Is love a relationship of souls?

Answer: Love is the attraction of kindred souls. But this is spiritual, ideal love.

Question: What is a soulmate?

Answer: Soulmates are those who are in very close combination in the spiritual world.

There is a common soul. In it, there are many, billions of private souls that coexist with each other in all sorts of combinations. Their combinations determine the convergence, separation, and movement, including physical, in general, all this Brownian movement between us in our world.

Question: Does the name “my other half” imply a soulmate?

Answer: This is the perfect case.

Question: What is lovesickness?

Answer: Lovesickness in our world is purely egoistic suffering because I need fulfillment and I cannot find it. “Where is my second half that will fill me?” It’s just like: “Where is my dinner that I want to eat that I’m supposed to have?” It is absolutely the same. It is also the same with sex and with all the other fillings.

Question: What should be the principle of relationships of love in terms of Kabbalah?

Answer: This is a mutual understanding, the pursuit of a common goal, in which we unite together as one. But only in a common goal.

Question: Can this goal be anything?

Answer: No, only the spiritual goal! A spiritual goal is the union of our souls. As the great English poet Chaucer wrote: “Reach the merging of our souls in the tangle of our bodies.” He laughed at this—what we want.

Question: What is the lovesickness (“suffering out of love”) in Kabbalistic terms?

Answer: It is when I want to find my soulmate, including all the other souls in the world, in order to reach a state of spiritual connection between us, when I give everything, and through them I give it to the Creator. This is called true love. Eternal.

Question: Can there be a separation between soulmates, a break in communication? Why does it occur?

Answer: I did not observe such effects in our world. We are still in a state where our world is broken, and it only just begins its approach to the spiritual, corrected world.

We will definitely enter it. The question is when? We will reach a state where we will simultaneously perform actions in our world on the basis of spiritual actions. Then, we will fall in love with the soul and unite “soul to soul” as they say. Then everything will coexist in this way. I cannot imagine that separation is possible at this state.

Question: Then separation will not exist?

Answer: No. This is eternal love!
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From the TV program “News with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman”, 2/28/18

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Modern Model Of God

laitman_294.1Question: Scientists wonder how an absolute God, whose spatial dimensions are equal to absolute zero, could create and govern such a grandiose world?

They give an example: If we imagine that the speed of a car traveling around a block, say at ten kilometers is increased to infinity, then ultimately, we will not see this car.

Answer: It will always be located at all points, literally spread over the entire volume. As Einstein says: mass will approach infinity.

Question: What is God, where is He? How does He rule the world, being in such a completely incomprehensible state?

Answer: Frankly? There is no God.

God is the power that holds all the higher and the lower matter. This common force of the universe is called the Creator. Only with respect to us, can we explore and perceive it as a Creator, but nothing else. Above this we cannot comprehend, He no longer applies to us. What He has besides us and how He can be called there, we know nothing of that. We only know about us and call Him “our Maker,” “the Creator.”

It is only a thought, a design. This thought is the power of creation, it has created everything, including us. We are in this thought, in this plan, which is called the plan of creation.

We are its parts that exist within it and perform all actions (thinking, not thinking, not even understanding what and how), everything that this idea dictates to us, how it realizes itself in us… That is the way we act.

This thought is absolutely everywhere. It is all that exists. Besides it, everything else only seems as if it exists because we do not grasp it, this thought, this intention. If we grasped it, then, firstly, there would be nothing more to ask, we would understand that there is none else besides Him.

Question: The Creator controls the power of what and how does He rule?

Answer: The Creator is the universal force, which in particular, controls everything: rules, controls, and programs! He also creates all actions in us, and He receives all reactions from us. He is absolutely everything!

We are given only a single opportunity: to think about how we can comprehend Him. Everything else is done by Him, and this quality of ours, to attain Him, is free from Him, so that we do it in an absolutely freewill.

Question: How can a person learn to read the thoughts of the Creator, this global thought that you are talking about?

Answer: In order to read His thoughts, understand Him, and feel Him, one must rise to the level of the Creator, one must acquire His qualities.

Question: How can you do it?

Answer: This is already technology: How can I make myself a creation that will be able to understand the Creator, feel Him, and interact with Him? In order to do so, I need to change myself, to determine exactly what qualities in me are opposed to Him, unlike Him, and how I can change them so that they are similar to Him.

Question: What is the list of the Creator’s qualities so that it can be compared?

Answer: There is no need for a large list. There is only one quality. His quality is absolute love, and my quality is absolute hatred. So, in order to reach the Creator, I need to change my quality of absolute hatred into absolute love.

Question: How does one agree that the quality of a person is absolute hatred? One considers himself quite decent.

Answer: This is the period of re-education, which is called the revelation of evil of its own egoistic nature.

Question: And how can he go from the point of understanding himself to the point of the Creator?

Answer: To the extent that I comprehend myself as an absolutely egoistic quality—a quality that cares and thinks only about itself and enjoys how much it is higher than others or how it can humiliate others—to this extent, based on the opposite properties, I can imagine what it means to be the Creator or in the place of the Creator, and I have to move myself toward it.

Question: Is there some key point here?

Answer: The key point is the awakening of questions in a person about the meaning of life, the meaning of existence, its worthlessness, etc. In this case, you can already talk about changing your attitude toward the world, toward life, toward yourself, and toward the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/9/18

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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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If We Don’t Get It…

Laitman_417In the News (Jewish Virtual Library): “To date, 27 states have adopted laws that are designed to discourage boycotts against Israel. Separately, the U.S. Congress is considering making anti-boycott legislation as well in reaction to the BDS movement [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – anti-Israel].

Question: Pro-Israel lobbies press for this legislation. Do you think this approach makes sense?

Answer: No. Nothing can be done by force or prohibitions. On the contrary, it will further aggravate and cause anger, etc.

Egoism is growing in us every day, at every second. If we don’t fix it, if we don’t shape it properly, if we don’t reformat it correctly, then it will only continue getting worse.

This developing egoism is an indicator that we—the Jews, the people of Israel—are not implementing our correction.

Remark: It is very hard to accept that we are at fault. It is almost impossible for a person to accept that he is at fault, even more so for a Jew.

My Comment: What can be done if it is a law of nature? Why should I believe myself and not believe several millions of people who say it is my fault?

Question: Do I have to believe them?

Answer: Don’t believe them. Where is the truth? Who can say? Therefore, we turn to Kabbalah, our ancient teaching, where it all has been disclosed.

In The Book of Zohar and the Torah and everywhere it is said that the people of Israel must bring change, a method of correction, to the peoples of the world, to show them how to be corrected, to pass on this power, and to teach them. If not, then, of course, the nations of the world will, like in ancient Egypt, have claims against the people of Israel.

Thus, there is no way around it. All of nature, all of history, is aimed at explaining that we are to blame for everything.

Question: Do you think that you’ll be able to change the way people think?

Answer: They will listen for a long time, be indignant, but when the time comes, when they feel a real threat, then it is quite possible that a moment before they are led again to extermination, they will come to their senses and be able to make the proper correction.

Question: Do you think that this moment will turn the whole wheel of history?

Answer: Of course. I have no right to be silent. Have no right! I have to talk about it, shout, beg, do anything.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/18/18

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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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Southern Israeli Residents Demand Quiet

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 11/15/18

Residents of southern Israel are right to protest. They demand quiet, and I agree with their harsh criticism against Israel’s leadership. Their willingness to stay in their shelters in order to allow for a temporary attack that will bring their normal life back testifies to how fed up they are.

Israel must give a decisive blow to the infrastructure of terror in the Gaza Strip: demand that Hamas dismantle its weapons and stop its rule on the ground. To crush the terror completely, and prevent it from rearing its head. This way, at the very least, we will obtain relative quiet in the coming years, and allow the children in the south to go to sleep without fear.

Unfortunately, the current round of rockets has once again proven to us what we have learned throughout history: a jihadist terrorist organization understands only force. They are not interested in reaching an agreement or reconciliation with us. It doesn’t matter if we lift the siege, open the border, enable infrastructure, push for international aid or inject millions of dollars in cash. Thus, we have no choice but to respond with such force that will paralyze Hamas’ ability to harm us.

I do not call for war, and certainly not for harming the innocent Gazan population. But as long as we’re in the midst of an ongoing battle, we must respond with all severity and maintain the upper hand; as it is written, “he who comes to kill you, get up early to kill him first.”

The weakness of our leadership reveals the extent to which its view has been distorted by continuously trying to convince the world that Israel is moral and righteous. The world, however, is not impressed. On the contrary, the international media continues to paint a false picture of the reality in Israel. One only needs to glance at the European press, for example, to notice headlines that portray Israel as the aggressor, after a day with almost 500 rockets fired at Israeli civilians. Therefore, what the world thinks cannot be taken into consideration by our leaders.

There is no doubt that the next round will be more painful. We took a serious step backwards, against ourselves and against the safety of our children. Hamas, on the other hand, is celebrating their success in sparking a political earthquake in Israel, after the resignation of the defense minister. They – and the entire world – have concluded that Israel is weak.

However, I relate our weakness to a single factor: the lack of spiritual foundation in the people of Israel. Unlike any other people or nation in the world, we are required to fight on two fronts: the physical and the spiritual. We have to protect the safety of our residents and defend our borders with great fervor; and at the very same time, we must attack our division at all costs. This is the real war for Israel.

We all take part on the spiritual front, and right now we have been caught off guard. We must reach a cease-fire between us. This is the fire that invites our enemies to enter our house and do as they wish.

All of us without exception – leaders and soldiers, politicians and citizens, rightists and leftists, religious and secular – must be vigilant against the enemy within us, the snake that separates us from each other. Only when we join forces against our own division will we reawaken the spiritual foundation of our people.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the spiritual connection between us is our only salvation. It will build a wall against our enemies. And the whole world is subconsciously waiting for the power that lies in Israel’s unity. Even Hamas.

How To Speak With Your Heart

laitman_963.7Remark: A woman’s heart beats a little faster than a man’s: 70 beats for men and 78 for women. However, in couples living together, heart rhythms and breathing become similar, especially if their relationship is close. So claim scientists.

But even if people just do something enthusiastically together, their hearts become attuned to each other.

My Comment: This is the influence of people on each other. They become attuned if they work in the same team even if there are no close ties or shared hobbies, a single task or atmosphere.

The person’s influence on the environment is multifaceted. We see that people who live in a country acquire a common mentality, and if they live there for a long time, then they even acquire the features of those who inhabit this country. This does not depend on the people, but on the land itself where they live.

Question: How does it carry out in Kabbalah?

Answer: It is a very different story in Kabbalah. The fact is that by studying Kabbalah, we connect with each other not on the earthly level, where we live on the same land, breathe the same air, and become affected by the same, say, radioactive environment or some other parameters about which we do not even know.

We are passionate about our common goal and that is where we see ourselves. Moreover, we can see ourselves in this common goal only when we dissolve into our friends.

Therefore, in Kabbalah such union and interconnection develops that does not exist in any other form of human interaction. In Kabbalah, it turns out that we do not simply resemble each other, we create a system together, in which we become conjoined parts, and one cannot exist without the other. Therefore, everything is a degree higher here.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 10/2/18

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Does Trump Help The Jews?

laitman_763.3Question: The decision of the Trump administration to endow Jews with the status of an ethnic group suggests that while Jews were previously considered a religious community, and the American state does not interfere in religious conflicts, now any actions directed against their ethnic country, that is, Israel, will be viewed as manifestations of racism and a violation of constitutional rights. Does that mean criminal liability?

Answer: This is all well and good. The big question is a familiar, eternal one: How will it be for the Jews?

I believe that nothing is going to change. Ultimately, the hatred will only increase.

Remark: But the Jews believe that this is such a big step!

My Comment: They always think so. These are people who do not understand the meaning of their existence, the goal of their existence, and absolutely do not learn from history in any way.

They are very smart and, indeed, many envy them: their development, aptitude for technology, science, and art—for everything other than their life’s purpose. Nothing teaches them: not the catastrophes that befall them, nor beatings, destruction, pogroms—nothing!

Also, nothing can teach them because they do not wish to see their purpose. If they would begin to ask: “What is the real reason for the hatred of all nations toward us?”—then they would find it, they would dig it out. It lies precisely in the ideal of Judaism, in the general unification of one and all.

The Jews must set an example for this unification. They should live to unite among each other with positive relations. Then, such positive connection between them will transfer to all other nations.

After all, the Jews are not a race or a nationality. This is the “mixed multitude” that Abraham gathered from all over Babylon and created a group from them based on one single attribute: they wanted to achieve the revelation of the Creator, the revelation of the concealed force of nature, to know the meaning of creation, its purpose through the unity between them. And he accomplished that.

Therefore, if the Jews unite, even in our time, since they are representatives from all the nations of the world dating back to those days, the world would immediately begin to calmly unite after them. The world would begin to realize: “Oh! So, this is who our destiny depends on!” For the better, too, not only for the worse. 8 billion people depend on 15 million.

Remark: It amazes me that we have made thousands of video clips on this topic, and each time you explain it in detail all the way to the end.

My Comment: It lives in me, I feel it as being the most relevant topic. Also, each time it becomes more and more relevant. I nevertheless hope that despite the thousands of times we have spoken about it, at a certain thousand-thousand-thousand-and-first time, it will finally “click.”
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/18/18

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The Dalai Lama, It’s Not Easy …

laitman_600.04In the News (The Earth Chronicles of Life): “‘The Dalai Lama revealed the secret of happiness’:

“Less envy and anger, more love and compassion – only through this man can come to harmony in the soul, the Dalai Lama XIV said in Riga during the spiritual teachings for Buddhists from Russia and the Baltic States.

“Man is destroyed by anger, envy, a sense of competition, fears and other negative emotions that lead to suffering, while happiness is achieved not through the implementation of unbridled desires, but through the ‘peace of mind’. Compassion and altruism help to come to him.

“’It has already been scientifically proven that anger literally destroys the immune system, while compassion and peace of mind strengthen it. If you treat others with compassion and altruism, then malice, envy and competition in you will be much less, and happiness – much more,’ said the Dalai Lama.

“A materialistic system of values ​​makes a person a money-grubber.

“’Unchecked desires destroy both man and the environment, and this does not bring happiness to anyone. Happiness comes when the mind is at peace, when there is peace in the soul. Therefore, it is so important to train your mind,’ he said.”

My Comment: He is absolutely right, but how can this be accomplished?

Remark: In principle, it is clear what the Dalai Lama is leading to: it is a specific view of the world, meditation…

My Comment: This method is good for people with very little egoism, which used to manifest itself in humanity thousands of years ago. Also, today it also applies, but only in some parts of the world where it can really be offered and accepted.

Question: How can the state of happiness be achieved?

Answer: To do this, you need to change a person in order for a person to change the world so that the world does not chase artificial goals, but everything is in balance with nature and with each other.

It is possible, but not through a technique of just sitting and feeling happy.

Question: You said that the ego will develop and grow and that there is no escape from it. What can be done with egoism that grows and kills me?

Answer: I’ve talked about this many times. Until we show people that this final state leads us to destruction and instead there is an eternal and perfect state that we can achieve in this world now, today, until we convince humanity of this possibility, we can do nothing.

Question: How can this be done?

Answer: Only by working on ourselves, bringing ourselves to a state where we can truly become an example of correct human relationships, finding happiness and the highest quality between us.

Question: What should our relationships be like?

Answer: Love each other. The Dalai Lama also speaks about this, only it must be achieved. It is not easy and is accomplished through tremendous effort and by a trustworthy method that connects the impossible with the desired.

Is it necessary to get to this? It is necessary. Is there an opportunity? There is, but it’s hard. Here, we must reshape human nature, change it.

Question: How does human nature change?

Answer: Only under the influence of the revelation of the upper force. In attempts to unite, we reveal this force. We want this power to change us, but only this force! And not that I want to be good, and I’m already good.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 6/20/18

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