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Play a Bright Future

49.01Question: In the article “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam talks about a society that sets an example for everyone. After all, everything is learned from examples. Can you give us an example of a spiritual reality?

Answer: Do not be so naive. How can I give an example if you do not see the next reality, if you have completely different feelings and thoughts, and if you do not evaluate what is in your egoistic qualities?

Let’s say, I say: “In the spiritual realm, you are in a state of exiting yourself.” Exiting oneself in our earthly lexicon means to be out of oneself. Therefore, I do not know how to explain it to you. It is impossible!

Kabbalah states that you really need to attain the upper world. How? It is impossible to experience the next state until you have the corresponding sensory organs for it.

And how do you develop them? When you start playing with others as if you were in this state. Start trying to construct a bright future in the game.

“Why do I need this? I have already tried building it.” You were building it because the communist party wanted it. But now build it because nature compels you to do so, not because someone invented it, but because it is necessary for your survival.

To the extent you try to do this, you will suddenly start feeling that you are beginning to understand the surrounding world more and the tools return to you that allow you to manage banks, factories, international trade, relationships, and everything else.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. An Example of Another Reality” 9/3/11

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Life in the Common Soul

938.01In an integral society, only those signals that support the correct functioning of the entire system will be perceived.

Such signals include teaching how to work together correctly and the laws of the common system known to us from Kabbalah. Kabbalah is engaged in the correct organization of the common actions of people so that they come to such a coordinated mode of work among themselves when the system begins to unfold.

All its parts, properties, and connections come to life, and a huge amount of unlimited information and feelings flow through them. As a result, it opens up so much that its inner life begins to be felt in it, not of each individual, but the common one: common opinions, common desires, common views, and common aspirations.

And this general is a completely different state of humanity, a level higher. These are desires, properties, connections, the life of a common organism that does not exist yet.

When individuals lock themselves together and begin to work in concert, this common organism receives new properties, new vitality. It works at the next level called spiritual. Why? Because by closing in on each other in a good connection, people create a completely new life, a new platform, new sensations, energy, information—everything is new. This is the spiritual world, the spiritual state.

People are included in a completely different mind and other layers of attainment and sensations. They break away from their physiological animalistic bodies and begin to feel that they are in the universal mind within a generalized, mutual universal feeling. This is life in the common soul. This is what we must all come to. Nature is now beginning to push all of humanity to this level.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. Spiritual Internet” 7/16/11

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According to a Certain Code of Life

933Question: Walt Disney, a famous animator, considered his main work not cartoons, but the creation of the city of the future, which he was building in the last years of his life. If you decided to build such a city, what would it be like?

Answer: The kingdom of the good king, where the Creator would be the king, and people would live there according to His laws. They would come, take some kind of course, adapt to that life for a while, and then leave. That is, a kingdom in the form of a boarding house.

Question: What is a city from Kabbalah’s point of view?

Answer: A city is a limited space in which there are people who agree to exist according to a certain code of life.
From KabTV’s “Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips” 5/18/23

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Learn to Live in a New World

197.01Question: You have explained for so many years that we should be mutually connected, and only a few hear it. But even those who hear still continue to resist it. Why?

Answer: Because we are all egoists. Of course, we do not want this. But what you hear, slowly adapt inside yourself, and agree with, although you cannot implement it, already means a lot. Nature challenges us. We do not understand it yet, but at least we are starting to hear it.

Today we must definitely equip human society; otherwise, we will destroy ourselves.

Countries need to come to an understanding that people should work only for what is necessary for existence without any excesses. Development should go toward the public domain, not the personal one.

We have entered a new world; new laws of nature exist around us, and we need to understand them in order to learn how to live in a new world; otherwise, we will be lost in it.

Nature is inanimate. It has no sympathy for us. It does not matter if you are thoughtful or not, religious or agnostic, smart or stupid. If you follow its laws, you feel good; if you do not, you feel bad.

Now, when we are together closed into one global humanity that depends on one another, if someone somewhere does not comply with the laws of nature, I suffer from this. That is, we need to come to a common consensus and literally study the new world we find ourselves in.

The new world is an addition to physical, biological, and social nature. Today we depend on the structure of society. We must make it the same as physical and biological nature: global, integral, interconnected, and structured into inner harmony.

To do this we must study nature and arrange ourselves into exactly the same structure as nature itself. Then we will be fine. If not, it will simply destroy us. We are leading ourselves to destruction. If I do not follow the laws of nature, I suffer. I can cry all I want, nothing will help.

The wisdom of Kabbalah says that we need to be mutually compliant, mutually connected, mutually loving, and bestowing, that is, to be in harmony with each other. If we succeed, everything will be good; if not, it will be bad.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Future Society” 6/11/11

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The Exclusivity of Ideal People

229Question: How do you see humanity, which is divided by genetics into a caste of improved ideal people and those who stayed the old-fashioned way? Will there be any problems? After all, Kabbalah also says that in the society of the future there will be ideal people who are similar to the Creator, and people who are deprived of such an opportunity. Is that not elitist?

Answer: The fact is that people who will be similar to the Creator will be engaged in educating and providing for those people who have not yet become similar to the Creator up to the moment when all people will move from the current egoistic state to the right, corrected, altruistic state.

Question: Is this the exclusivity of these ideal people?

Answer: Of course.

Question: Does it mean that there will be no racism here?

Answer: No, it cannot come from them.

Question: Will there be no advantages of some over others?

Answer: The advantage will be only in that they will take the reins of governance into their hands and will be able to show, prove, and train all the others who are still uncorrected what they need to become.

Question: What should we become?

Answer: Love thy neighbor as thyself. This was said several thousand years ago.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/20/23

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New Life 224 – Social Skills

New Life 224 – Social Skills
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Children need to be taught how to approach life, connect with others, and belong within society. Parents need to pay attention to the environment in which their child is influenced. They need to explain their thoughts about the behavior of the child’s friends and why it is harmful or useful. Parents need to instill their values within their children by sharing without pressure.
From KabTV’s “New Life 224 – Social Skills,” 8/25/13
This summary was written and edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman

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The Concept of a New Life

600.01Question: There is a parable in which a husband and wife move to live in a new apartment. Early one morning the wife looks out the window and sees a neighbor hanging laundry. She says to her husband: “Our neighbor is a very bad housewife. Look at how dirty her clothes are.” The husband does not pay attention and is silent. Every day she looks out the window, sees her neighbor and says, “Oh, what a slob!” Suddenly one day she looks out the window in the morning, and sees the neighbor hanging clean clothes. She says to her husband: “You see, this slob has finally learned how to wash.” “No,” says the husband, “I just got up early today and washed our window.”

This seems to be our whole life. We look at the world through our dirty window, and badmouth other people.

Please tell me why we don’t notice that the window is dirty, but instead we criticize others?

Answer: It is more enjoyable for us to see what is happening at the neighbors. That is why we don’t see what’s happening at our place.

Question: Am I afraid to look into myself?

Answer: You can’t.

Question: So I keep seeing that there is dirt everywhere else. And do I have to clean it?

Answer: Yes.

Question: At what point do we notice that the window is dirty? How will we be led to the fact that this is our dirty window?

Answer: If there is no husband, you won’t notice.

Comment: This is the root of all troubles and wars, and we want to change the world, and we want to change others. This little parable is our whole life.

My Response: Yes.

Question: Who do you call a husband in relation to us, for example?

Answer: Someone from the side, someone serious who is on the same level with you or even maybe a little higher who can point you to understand the reason the world is dirty; it is dirty in you.

Question: Who can do this? Who is the husband who will clear the window for us so we will see that it was all about us?

Answer: The husband is the one who can rise above the female essence.

Question: Are we the female essence? In general, is all of humanity a woman?

Answer: Women, yes.

Question: Can we say that we are a woman, and our husband is the Creator?

Answer: Of course.

Question: Which means until the Creator wipes the window and says “Look, it’s all about you!” will nothing move? Are we going to solve problems at the ground level, kill others, or torture and torment them?

Answer: Yes. And then we justify ourselves.

Comment: That’s a very pessimistic end to the story.

My Response: This is our whole history.

Comment: I have to see that it’s all about me. We talk about it all the time.

My Response: It doesn’t matter. Even if you were to see and hear, you still wouldn’t want to see it.

Question: Won’t I request it anyway? So where is this gear shift after all? Where? How?

Answer: It will come from above.

Question: The fact that this egoism is in me, does it prevent me from seeing others and that all the dirt, all this dirty laundry, is in me?

Answer: Yes.

Question: It can only be from above, you say. Why do you keep saying that you need to love your neighbor?

Answer: These are the commandments. We must do this in order to correspond with the laws of nature. How to do it? When we are convinced today that otherwise we will not withstand, that we will not survive, then what is left for us?

Question: So do we have to be on the verge of life and death? And then we will begin to understand that we need to treat each other with love?

Answer: You see how simple it is. 🙂

Question: But there is only one moment that we have to be brought to the edge; that is what is scary?

Answer: Yes.

Question: And what about our reason?

Answer: Reason will not help. We do not live by reason, but only by our feelings.

Question: Then the human boundary is not necessarily between life and death, is it? It may be emptiness; it may be depression or some kind of inner cry?

Answer: But this boundary is when one feels hopelessness. And then he begins to realize that it is all about him.

Question: Does the Creator give us this understanding?

Answer: Yes. Or if some group of humanity will take on watering everything with love, watering the whole humanity with love.

Question: Are you saying that we need an example?

Answer: Yes.

Question: The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam wrote about the last generation. These were his deathbed notes. After all the incomprehensible things he wrote in his Kabbalistic works, he suddenly wrote understandable notes called “The Last Generation.” There he wrote that a group of people should appear who will take on this law of “love your neighbor” and begin to live by it and spread it all over the world.

Do you think that this is not fiction or idealism?

Answer: Time does its own thing. I think that after all humanity will agree, out of desperation to accept this principle of a new life.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/9/23

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The Last Generation—Perception of Reality

712.03Question: What is the perception of reality of a person of the last generation?

Answer: The reality of the last generation is that people will see all the connections between the numerous parts of nature.

Nothing will change, only the understanding of connections will change.

For example, if an alien suddenly came to our planet, he would not be able to understand the differences between us. It would be incomprehensible to him that these are policemen, these are thieves, these are rich, these are poor, these are women, and these are men. It does not have that understanding. It is the same with us.

When we reveal the upper world, we see nothing new except that we begin to understand the correct relationship between all the elements of creation. It is so amazing and capacious; it gives an understanding of the depths of everything that happens in the universe,  with the unborn, with the born, with the living, and with the dead.

Everything is included here: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human matter in all its cycles. But most importantly, there is a network of connections and mutual influences between parts of all degrees of nature before their origin in this world and during their existence in this world and after.

When this interaction is revealed in its entirety, a person sees an infinite, eternal picture that gives answers to all one’s questions without exception. Everything becomes clear to a person in whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen in the world.

He clearly understands the law by which everything develops because he sees the interconnection of all parts of nature. It is like embroidery on a hoop: on one side there is a beautiful picture, and on the other side there are knots, and if you cut them, everything will fall apart. We are like that, without feeling the connections, we move away from each other.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 12/27/17

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Based on Harmony with Nature

715Coming closer to each other and the property of our commonality will give us the opportunity to connect with nature and see that we can use its laws in a completely different way. This will be a completely new discovery for us.

The sciences will be based not on man’s opposition to nature, but on the interaction with it, on harmony. This is a different mind, different desires, different thoughts, and completely different discoveries.

Modern science and current technology will completely step aside. They are in crisis because they are a manifestation of our egoism. We treat nature egoistically and from this, we create our sciences.

When we are in harmony with it, we will reveal it completely differently. We will not have physics, chemistry, geology, and astrology separately, but there will be one science about nature, which is called Kabbalah. Then we will be able to do great things, something that our ancestors, who were not yet so far removed from nature, partially were able to do.
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The Civilization of Global Love

632.3In the News (Big Think): In 1973, a computer program was developed at MIT to model global sustainability. Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization would end. … But what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right?

“The prediction, which recently reappeared in Australian media, was made by a program dubbed World OneIt was originally … commissioned by the Club of Rome to model how well the world could sustain its growth. …

“The model’s calculations took into account trends in pollution levels, population growth, the amount of natural resources and the overall quality of life on Earth. The model’s predictions for the worsening quality of life and the dwindling natural resources have so far been unnervingly on target.

Question: If the collapse of civilization in the form in which we know it is predicted, then in what form will civilization exist?

Answer: Let them broadcast what the computer indicated for the next 20 years. And we will see to what extent it is right or not. I have not heard or read anything about this computer. I want to see what it has written and what came true, not some retellings of it.

Question: Even if these are stories and fairy tales, please tell me your feelings, “What kind of civilization would there be if there was no one like today?” In general, such a civilization is most likely not needed.

Answer: No. It is needed only to realize the wrongness of its path.

Question: What kind of civilization will there be in the future? Not in 2040 or 2050, but in general, what kind of civilization are we going to have?

Answer: Civilization will be built on universal love, interconnection, and mutual assistance. It is concrete. But this is after realizing the evil of our civilization.

Question: And how will we be aware of it? Via blows?

Answer: Here is our problem. Either we realize it in a good way or in an evil way,  with a stick to happiness or awareness of the correct path.

Question: I am interested in your opinion of how will we realize this and see what is happening?

Answer: I think with a stick. So far, it is improbable that humanity has realized anything at all. There needs to be the recognition of the evil of their nature by every person. And then he will do something with himself and not others.

Question: For us to do something with ourselves, strong blows will be needed?

Answer: I hope not, but in general everything is leading to that.

Question: And how does this vector unfold? We have said more than once that we live in criticism of others, in capturing others. And how does the vector unfold?

Answer: The common vector should lead us to realize that we are enemies to each other and in this we are enemies to ourselves.

Question: So, this is not my enemy, but my enemy is inside me. Is this the main thing we should come to?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Then we come to the future through love, as you say?

Answer: Yes. Then we come to the future through love and to the victory of good over evil.

Question: And when love, kindness, and a kind attitude prevail, what will people do?

Answer: People will give up all unnecessary work and will go fishing, to the beach, to the sea, take care of children, walk in the park with flowers in their hair, listen to birds singing, and record birds singing. That is what life will be like. Everyone will bow to each other.

In general, this is an idiotic vision of the future.

Question: What do you think is real? When love…

Answer: A person cannot exist without a struggle. And the struggle for what? For the harvest? For territories? Where does a person feel that he is doing something, creating?

Question: But what happens if love rules the world? Where is the struggle, what is the struggle?

Answer: The struggle will be in being able to show love more and more. It will be very difficult. This is the hardest part.

Question: So there are dramas and everything else?

Answer: Of course.

Question: But with joy, with love?

Answer: It will still be with dramas. Without this, a person cannot exist.

Question: But is it still that we are moving toward love?

Answer: Yes.

Question: So such a goal will be set, and a person will go toward it. What do you mean by the word “love” now when you say it?

Answer: When I value another above myself.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/15/22

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