All Harm Is Caused By Our Egoistic Thoughts

can-we-control-our-thoughtsIn the News (from NatureNews):Why big eruptions don’t always fuel mass extinctions” – Rocks near the site of a volcano could determine whether an eruption causes catastrophic climate change. Huge volcanic eruptions have sometimes been followed by mass extinctions — but not always. The reason seems to lie in the chemistry of the rocks near the volcano. Photos of a volcanic eruption taken from space.

My Comment: All harm in the world is produced only by human egoistic thoughts. That is why Kabbalah teaches how to correct those thoughts in order to reach equivalence with the surrounding world, to create a balanced society and to feel oneself as a part of Nature, eternal and perfect.

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Governing Within A Corrected Society

laitman_2009-06_1300_wA question I received: How will they define what level (of consumption) is necessary for life in the corrected society described by Baal HaSulam? Will each one decide it for himself, or will those who will govern this society (the government) set a common standard for everyone?

My Answer: Apparently a world governing body (a world government) will be created, as it is said, “A capital city cannot be without a ruler.” This will be a government of sages who have attained the Upper World, that is, our next (future) state.  Due to their having attained our future today, they will be able to govern the whole of humanity unmistakably.

When I say “to govern” I mean “to educate,” or more precisely to teach a man how to change himself to become more similar to the quality of Nature (the Creator), which is the quality of bestowal and love. To the extent of this similarity, we will feel ourselves become more perfect, eternal and fulfilled. But everyone will have to make these changes within themselves on their own, voluntarily and independently.

Therefore all governance will be implemented through education. When we talk about a person’s free will to change himself in order to become similar to the Creator, then the environment (society and the government) will have to help everyone realize that each one must become corrected individually, and that the only way to change their life on this earth and their eternal existence is to correct themselves. The governing of the billions of people on the planet by the spiritual government will consist of educating and providing opportunities to everyone to change themselves at the individual level.

Education is the only “reins” that a government has. All other means are based on suppression of freedom manifested as failure of the system and harm to its citizens. This is why proper upbringing and education must be started from the first days that a person enters this world with consistent content included in all educational and social institutions, etc.

In other words, they have to bring a man to the state that when he experiences the blows and negative reactions of society, he will reveal these reactions within himself, thus changing and bringing himself to a more corrected state.

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We Are Brought To Perfection Through The Cure Of Absolute Kindness

laitman_2009-06_3382_wA question I received: If one wants to know whether he lives according to the principle of basic necessity – what should one do?

My Answer: Study. There’s nothing but evoking the Light that reforms through studying and coming to know yourself in relation to others, the society and the Creator. By doing this a person corrects himself.

How it actually works, absolutely escapes us. If you’re feeling down – start studying, for it is written “it’s a cure for every flesh.”  The root of all the problems is the crisis, in other words, the destruction and breaking of the common soul, which means that instead of remaining within love, we fell into hatred. Therefore, all we need to correct is that very root of every one of our problems.

The common soul had been in the state of Infinity and then it broke into a myriad of individual souls, separated by egoism. Such is our state today and because of that breaking, all we feel now is this world instead of Infinity. By correcting the breaking by the act of our uniting, we will once again return to the world of Infinity (infinite and eternal perfection).

Perhaps you are asking about a temporary solution. Let’s say that a person is hospitalized with acute pain and he needs surgery, but in the meantime he is given a painkiller, a sedative (not a cure, nor a treatment).

If a person asks for it, you have to help him. But together with the sedative, you need to explain the situation as it is: there’s a program for his development, and he’s under its guidance; there’s a purpose to his life, which is to reach an eternal and perfect state. All of his states and his entire destiny comes from one Source, and that Source is what cures him.

If he is capable of seeing that all is not random and that he has to suffer incessant blows until he comes to find that everything has been done in absolute kindness in order to bring him to his destiny, this realization will calm him down.  This realization is his painkiller. Together with his studies, he begins his treatment, takes control of his destiny and secures his good fortune.

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