The Critical Point

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “The Nation”: …the proximate step after the ruin of the present government is that of Nazism or Fascism. Evidently, we are still enduring a medial phase in human development. Humanity has not yet reached the highest level of the ladder of evolution. Who knows or can assume how many rivers of blood are yet to be spilt before humankind reaches the desired level?

The problem we are facing is: how to go from the current phase of development to the altruistic phase? Equality and fair distribution are not just words. They must be backed by great preparation work on educating the masses and creating a new social network—one that’s real, not virtual. These things are far from obvious, and evolution is not leading us to them by the natural path. This requires conscious participation from us and the realization of our own evil.

Revolutions “off the mark” where people come out to public plazas and “take them over” won’t help us because we are no longer dealing with the gradual development of egoism, which breaks through the blockades of government or regimes and reaches new frontiers. We are moving further and further from slavery to freedom, but this freedom is deceptive. In reality, we are putting ourselves into a more sophisticated system of slavery.

On the other hand, it is impossible to go from the egoistic regime to the altruistic one by the same, routine scheme. This requires a sensation and realization of evil, a need for a change of state in spite of our nature. That means we have to prepare for an inner revolution: to build an environment as a factor of influence, to use the science of Kabbalah as a means, as an instruction manual for working, and form a pyramid so the leading, understanding, and feeling part will head the process. We have to go through levels of despair and helplessness in the current state. It’s not enough to simply admit that all means have been exhausted, as economists, pedagogues, and other specialists are now saying. We must also agree with the fact that any further deterioration will bring us to total collapse.

Then people will be able to hear the message about nature’s plan, which has prepared this entire path for us so that today we would feel the need to change ourselves and would find the means to transform ourselves and become opposite to what we currently are. If people will hear this, we will be able to go through the phases of development relatively smoothly. But we won’t avoid the pain until people are able to hear, until they desire to receive the message, and until they realize it.

Nevertheless, it will be possible to go through the forthcoming phases without real bloodshed. Otherwise there is great suffering ahead for us.

We are facing a turning point, a bifurcation point. It is possible to go from the egoistic regime to the altruistic one, to bestowal, fair distribution, social justice, and mutual guarantee, only in two ways:

– By means of horrible disasters. But the disasters won’t help by themselves and we won’t learn anything from them. They will simply entail analysis and conclusions.
– By means of dissemination, which will allow people to understand that there is no other way out and we have to change the tendency.

You and I are at this very point, and these states will now have to be realized.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/11, “The Nation”

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  1. I think this clarified so much for me- where i am going what i need to do and where humanity is headed / has to do and realize. thank you for these insights it has brought great clarity!

  2. It’s easy to see that if people don’t have a way of coping with the problems they create for themselves on an individual or global scale, they will reach points of crisis and then things just get worse. I agree. It’s like a child that doesn’t know how to not throw a tantrum when things don’t go his way. When he is taught how to cope with his feelings and what to do then things turn out peaceful. If not then there is lots of conflict and drama. The same will happen with the world. It’s not enough to just be a good person or even to be an good example. Others will resent this, because they still don’t have the method and will still have their problems. People have to be told. And it may not be with the word Kabbalah attached, but they have to be shown what is actually being done to acheive the method of correcting ourselves to avoid these problems. I think the showing part is what completes things. I just did this yesterday and it felt like the job was done! in a sense anyway, obviously people need to constantly work at it. But just being a good person or example isn’t enough, because they still don’t have the method. What they decide though is for themselves and their own free choice. I get that.

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