Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

How Can Anybody Be Well-Behaved?

Our behavior will click into place ultimately when we come to perceive ourselves as sharing our existence as a single interconnected whole. Until then, we would be wise to at least conceptualize that vision.

For instance, we do not see radiation, but when we learn about its harmful effects and the devices that expose us to it, we then develop fear for our exposure to radiation and caution ourselves with certain radiation-emitting devices. It is the same principle regarding our knowledge and feeling of the system of creation we find ourselves in.

The vision of us as a single interconnected and interdependent system constitutes the foundation of connection-enriching education, i.e., the understanding that we live in a single integral sphere and that we completely depend on each other. The more we recognize our global interdependence, the more we understand how we each determine the kinds of lives and states we undergo.

Moreover, our global connection is an eternal state. We cannot simply put it aside, thinking that one day we will die and then we will escape whatever life we have here. Our global connection is inescapable. Our animal body will die, and it will again appear and perish myriad times, but we are forever included in this sphere of communication among everyone, each of us as special parts of this single, integral and closed system of creation.

Therefore, the more we will feel ourselves belonging to a single interconnected system, the more we will feel the basis upon which to behave well with each other.

About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: