Entries in the 'Q&A' Category

How Can You Be Useful in this World?

293.1Question: What is the Creator?

Answer: The Creator is the one and only force of nature.

Question: What information does the Creator transmit to a person?

Answer: Only what a person needs in order to be a useful entity in this world.

Question: How can one be useful in this world?

Answer: Love.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Questions and Answers” 1/6/23

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“Is war a necessary part of life?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Is war a necessary part of life?

The will to dominate is at the very foundation of our nature, and war is thus a part of our lives. However, it is counterproductive to our very own interests.

If we view humanity from aside, then we see that war destroys us. With all of our technological progress, we could have built heaven on earth, but we see the contrary: that we instead plunge into more and more wars and conflicts.

At the basis of all war is the human ego, which sizes us up against each other, placing us into a constant competition. As a result, we reach such relations where we see war becoming increasingly inevitable.

When can we reach some peace and quiet?

It is when we will develop ourselves and reach a state where, through a correct form of education that guides us on how to understand who and what we are, what nature is, how nature works and develops, and how we can enter into balance among each other and with nature, then we will eventually come to hate war and discover an eternal state of peace.

At the heart of such education needs to be a common love for one another. On one hand, war is embedded in us, but on the other hand, through learning and exercising love toward one another, we will be able to destroy our warring inclination.

Love will win over hatred and the warring inclination because love is a much stronger force. However, love is a force that can enter our relations and defeat the warring inclination on condition that we develop a desire for it to govern us.

Based on the video “Is War a Necessary Part of Life?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

The World Exists Thanks To Women

587.01Question: What attracts men to women?

Answer: Many things. It depends on what preferences men have. Depending on them, they look for the corresponding fulfillment in women.

But, in principle, a woman is an irreplaceable person in society, thanks to which it exists. Men could live peacefully in the forest, sit by the fire and smoke, and a woman forces a man to build the world.

Question: But when a man chooses a woman even for a short-term relationship, he does not think that she saves the world. What is it that attracts him to her?

Answer: In principle, a man is not able to exist without women. A woman can without a man, but a man cannot without a woman.

Question: In what sense can he not exist without her? After all, he can cook himself a meal, take his clothes to the laundry or wash them.

Answer: Even in the modern world, all this is very difficult. I do not think this is possible in the broad sense of the word. A woman, however, sorts it all out, she is used to it, and she can take care of herself. A man cannot take care of himself!

Question: Do you mean that he needs some special psychological completion?

Answer: Psychological, physical, and physiological—all of them. It is impossible to live without women. Without men, however, it is possible.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Questions and Answers” 1/6/23

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Why Does the World Need Kabbalah?

254.01Question: What does the study of Kabbalah give a person?

Answer: It gives the ability to feel the world and answer all the questions that arise in him.

Question: Why does the world need Kabbalah?

Answer: So that the people who live in it can answer their questions.

Question: What is the power of thought and how can we use it?

Answer: The power of thought is what controls a person and with the help of which a person controls the world.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Questions and Answers” 1/6/23

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“Why do ultra rich people do philanthropy?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Why do ultra rich people do philanthropy?

On one hand, the ultra-rich are driven by their own power and wealth, but on the other hand, they are motivated by a challenge—that they wish to see a positive result from their lives.

If we act for humanity’s benefit, then we feel a loftier result from our lives.

Whether it is through philanthropy or pushing certain entrepreneurial initiatives that they believe benefit humanity, they like to see that their success changes the world. Then, when they feel that they bring something good to the world, they feel as if they soar ever higher above everyone, only instead of money, they see humanity’s achievements in light of their work.

Based on the video “Why Do the Ultra-Rich Do Philanthropy?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

May Good Triumph!

963.6Question: Why are we in this current alarming situation?

Answer: This is not happening at our will. You did not choose when to be born, in what society, at what time, with what kind of knowledge to receive, and so on.

You do not understand all this, and, in principle, this is not required of you. You are required only to act intelligently in a specific situation.

Question: What should I do to avoid it being bad?

Answer: To do good for everyone.

Question: Can a Kabbalist predict the future?

Answer: He can only say in which case it will be good.

Question: What is your forecast for 2023?

Answer: I think everything will be fine. Really. We are approaching a state when people begin to understand that otherwise there will be an end. So, I hope it will be good, and for everyone.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Questions and Answers” 1/6/23

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“Is the universe endless?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Is the universe endless?

The difference between us and the Creator is endless.

Who or what is the Creator? It, or He, is the quality of love and bestowal—the opposite of our quality, reception.

In our oppositeness to the Creator, we perceive a very tiny part of the endless universe.

We are limited as created beings. However, precisely because we are created beings, we can come closer to the Creator—to reveal, feel and understand Him according to our equivalence of form with Him.

In other words, to the extent in which we accept upon ourselves the Creator’s quality of love and bestowal, we will be able to correctly perceive the universe—as the Creator’s true quality of endless love.

Based on the video “Is the Universe Endless?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

“Why as a society are we so corrupt?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: Why as a society are we so corrupt?

Behind our every action and thought is an egoistic desire that makes us want to enjoy at the expense of others and nature.

Moreover, this egoistic desire constantly grows.

If in the past we could have been friendly with each other, today we view each other through the lens of how can we use each other to gain something. And we are not to blame for such an attitude. It is because our ego grew.

What can we do about it? Inside of us is some kind of an animal that constantly grows, and it demands that we exploit everyone and everything around us as much as possible for self-gain.

In fact, we have always been driven by such a desire, but it was not as big as it is today, so we did not experience it in the increasingly negative ways in which we feel it today.

The reason the egoistic desire grows in us is not simply for us to experience our lives and our society becoming increasingly corrupt. It is for us to reach a realization that our nature is indeed egoistic at its core, that we truly wish to use others and nature for self-gain purposes as much as possible, and that such a drive leads us to a plethora of negative outcomes throughout society. Then, this realization should develop in us a desire to make a fundamental change in ourselves: to change our egoistic nature to an altruistic one, where instead of thinking how to use others to gain from them, we will think about how to use ourselves to benefit others. If we will not undergo such a transition, then society will eventually fall apart.

Based on the video “Why Is Society Becoming More and More Corrupt?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

A Person and Fate

760.1Question: Does a person have a fate?

Answer: Yes, he does.

Question: What is fate?

Answer: Fate is what is predetermined.

Question: Does it mean that somewhere something is written about each person? To what degree of detail?

Answer: It depends on the person himself. There are people who are born, go to school, then to work, and then to the cemetery.

And there are people for whom all these change very often. It is not clear why this is one way for some, and the other way for others. It depends on the inner structure of the soul.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Questions and Answers” 1/6/23

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Why Can There Be No Love Without Hate?

543.02Question: Why can there be no love without hate?

Answer: On the basis of what would love arise? What kind of love can there be if there is no rejection? Above what will it be manifested?

Any of our qualities, feelings, and sensations of life, ourselves, and others are born above something. Above something! Since egoism is our main quality, then love is born above it.

Egoism is the main quality, and love is the main opposite quality.
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