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Vilnius Convention – 03.22.12

Vilnius Convention Preliminary Lesson
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Some Advice Before The Convention

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe have to convene internally, so that we will be together, as one man in one heart, in one thought, so that the point of unity will be revealed among us, as one of our friends put it as “a mad feeling of love that seeped into our hearts in the Arava convention.” We should hold on to this point again.

Not only do have to hold on to it again, but we also have to feel it, to reveal it now much more than then when it was first discovered. First it is revealed simply as a point, as something in which I find myself.

Later it seems to close, and to diminish gradually by the different feelings and problems in this world. But it doesn’t go anywhere. We’ve already attained it, and it is ours.

Now we should feel this point on a totally new dimension: His power, His desire, and the source of our lives.

Then we will feel how all this operates around us. We will see the forces that are behind people, and how they operate everything: how people move, their thoughts, their desires, their bodies. We will see how everything turns and leads to one stream, to the attainment of the Creator.

We should see this for the first time, even if we won’t understand it, but we will be included in this state.

Question: What wave are you expecting?

Answer: I expect that people will come prepared, and will know what is about to happen as well as they can, that they will understand the essence of the convention, its goal, and that they will be able to quickly be included in one another.

There is no need for personal acquaintances. It is okay if I don’t know anyone. I only know that everyone has come in order to unite and to see and feel the upper level above us, the next level of the world.

Question: What should they do?

Answer: I strongly recommend that those who are behind the screen do everything that they can so that they won’t feel the screens, but rather feel themselves and us together, so that we will rise above the distance and the virtual connections that separate us, so that although we see and feel ourselves only through technical means of communication, we will feel that we have one heart and that it is on one place. It isn’t in Vilnius or anywhere else, it is above us, above all the corporeal obstacles like time, movement and distance.

We are together! I hope that we will feel it this weekend and in this single place we will feel the revelation of the Creator.

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The Details Are On Me, The Connection Is On The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: We know that without preparation nothing will happen. But not every action indicates that we are really preparing for an attack. So what is the preparation?

Answer: When an athlete goes to the Olympics, his achievements clearly depend on his preparation. He practices intensively for several years in order to be as fit as possible.

How is it possible to ascend to the next level if there is no ladder attached to it, if we don’t prepare the necessary conditions, if we don’t reach the understanding and the recognition, and if we don’t change the attributes and the relations among us and our tendencies?

After all, you will take on a new form in the next degree, a new mold, a new schema, a new program. You will change everything inside you and acquire a new perception of the world. In ordinary life we also go through changes that change our perspective of the world, but it is nothing compared to the gap between the spiritual degrees.

It is impossible to manage here without preparation. What is more, without it you will not be able to bear the changes, you will not be able to create a basis for them. You have to prepare the “building blocks,” and the Light will come and connect them. You arrange all the necessary parts for the next degree, but you can’t connect them by yourself. But you consciously want this connection; you see and attain that these details need to be connected in a certain way, in order to become your system of bestowal upon the Creator, so that He will be revealed inside.

Although in the meantime it is just a plan, the Light comes and fulfills it. Then, you immediately discover the Creator in this schema.

Therefore, during the preparation, you should collect all the elements of the schema and understand how they should be connected. The fulfillment is done by the Light, while the request, your prayer to Him, ripens inside you.

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Pushing Ourselves Through The Machsom

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe need to gather and to create a real serious tightness among us, so that like in a nuclear explosion the pressure will give birth to the Light that is concealed inside. It is the internal pressure that will reveal it.

In addition, we simply must, in all the conventions we will hold until the summer, go through certain states. Otherwise, we and the whole world will find ourselves under another Providence that is totally undesirable. We absolutely need that! It is not only for us but for everyone, for the whole world.

Now the atmosphere and the situation are right for that, but it may change in the future. Therefore, I am in a great hurry and I am hastening everyone.

I hope we take this seriously! I am very happy that the groups throughout the world understand this and do feel that our birth point is near, and that we have to go through it! We have to push ourselves through the Machsom, (barrier)! We are already there, but on the other side.

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After Eight Years…

Dr. Michael LaitmanEight years ago at the convention in Sitrin, we all shouted: “We will break though the Machsom (barrier)!” I kept quiet then because there was no point in saying anything or to object. What does it mean to “break through”? Will we, by using our ego, break the spiritual Machsom?

Gradually we began to understand that it is possible to transcend the Machsom only by the connection among us, by repressing the ego and rising to the attribute of bestowal, to mutual connection, above our ego, and then by creating something that is external to us, external to our egoistic “self.”

This is the only way a collective vessel is created, because it can only exist as a collective vessel and not as everyone’s individual vessel! Gradually the spiritual thoughts and desires were formed in us. After all, it is a long way! Look at what we’ve been through since then! It is an internal spiritual revolution inside a person!

We’ve started talking about it and beating the ego since the beginning of the crisis, because the ego has been revealed in the world as a negative force. Since then, we’ve been getting closer to the point of our connection, the point of our adhesion, in which we really find ourselves as being reborn in the upper world, in the next phase of attaining nature.

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Head Of WHO: “The End Of Modern Medicine As We Know It”

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organisation): “Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO, warned that bacteria were starting to become so resistant to common antibiotics that it could bring about ‘the end of modern medicine as we know it.’

“As a result, she claimed, every antibiotic ever developed is at risk of becoming useless, making once-routine operations impossible.

“This would include many of the breakthrough drugs developed to treat tuberculosis, malaria, bacterial infections and HIV/AIDS, as well as simple treatments for cuts.

“Speaking to a conference of infectious disease experts in Copenhagen, Dr Chan said we could be entering into a ‘post-antibiotic era.’…

“Dr Chan said: ‘Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.

“‘Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials.

“‘Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units.

“‘For patients infected with some drug-resistant pathogens, mortality has been shown to increase by around 50 per cent.

“‘A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it.’…

“A crisis has been building up over the decades, so that today many common and life-threatening infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat, sometimes turning a common infection into a life-threatening one.”

My Comment: It is not for nothing, the crisis is called total and global. It is not only around the globe, but it affects the whole of human activity because it stems from our egoistic attitude towards society and the world. However, as soon as we begin to treat ourselves and nature wisely, we will bring all issues, including disease, into balance.

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“Recent Generations Focus More on Fame, Money Than Giving Back”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (Jean Twenge, PhD, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, from American Psychological Association): “The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better when it comes to giving back to society, according to 40 years of research on 9 million young adults. Since the baby boomer generation, there has been a significant decline among young Americans in political participation, concern for others and interest in saving the environment, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

“‘Popular views of the millennial generation, born in the 1980s and 1990s, as more caring, community-oriented and politically engaged than previous generations are largely incorrect, particularly when compared to baby boomers and Generation X at the same age,” said the study’s lead author, Jean Twenge, PhD, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and author of the book, ‘Generation Me.’ ‘These data show that recent generations are less likely to embrace community mindedness and are focusing more on money, image and fame.’”

“The same trend is observed In Russia: Romanticism, which was noticed 10 years ago, vanished, people want clarity, which is primarily associated with their material conditions. When a person sets in front of himself only economic goals, he becomes one-dimensional and easily manageable.” (Source:

My Comment: That is why in a state of crisis it is easier for the authorities to manage people, but under the condition that the authorities can manage the crisis. But when the desire for wealth is not supported by its realization, the authorities are blamed. Isn’t it better to start raising generations in the spirit of yearning for different values?

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“Chinese Economy Already In ‘Hard Landing’”

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s chief Asian and emerging-market strategist): “China’s economy is already in a so-called ‘hard landing,’ according to Adrian Mowat….

“‘If you look at the Chinese data, you should stop debating about a hard landing…China is in a hard landing. Car sales are down, cement production is down, steel production is down, construction stocks are down. It’s not a debate anymore, it’s a fact.’…

“‘What you can look forward to is to see a pickup in property demand that will clear up the inventory; that doesn’t appear likely,’ Mowat said in an interview after the conference yesterday. ‘I don’t see any evidence of a policy move that will cause the economy to re-accelerate.’”

My Comment: The crisis will affect the entire world and will not subside; instead, its waves will force us to realize the need for internal restructuring, a new attitude towards ourselves, society, and nature, all the way up to full integration. Asia, as the largest and most energetic continent, will feel the crisis more than the EU and the USA.

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The Rescue Ladder Lowered From The Heavens

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam’s “The Last Generation” begins with a fable about a group of friends who are lost and wandering in the desert, suffering from hunger and thirst. One of them finds a settlement where the best things are and he remembers his unfortunate friends that he has been separated from. He doesn’t know where they are. What does he do? He begins to yell loudly and blow the horn. Maybe his hungry and miserable friends will hear him, and will also come to the settlement and be filled with good things.

It speaks about the special books that we found that explain the laws of nature that can teach the way to our lost generation that is wandering in the desert.

Nowadays, it is being discovered that humanity is really lost and doesn’t have any guide to lead them. There is great danger that because we have lost our way, that out of desperation we could begin terrible wars, as has already happened in the past. Thus, it is so important to understand that there exists both a book and a group of people who are able to lead humanity towards a good goal.

It is interesting that this book doesn’t contain instructions that explain how to strengthen ourselves on this path that we travel from below upward. It doesn’t give any explanation that will help us understand what we should do and what we will receive for each step we take, like an instruction manual for some kind of machine does where we don’t need to think much but just execute orders.

On the contrary, the book is written “from above to below,” from the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) to this world. It describes the upper system, and it isn’t clear what we need this for. Wouldn’t it have been preferable to write about us, about man, about Adam HaRishon and everything that happened to him? But the moment one begins to talk about him, the explanations become vague and are quickly ended.

Where are the clear instructions, where is the agreement for my broken soul: places where it fell to and where I need to search for my broken pieces? How should I collect them and assemble them back together? How should I check that I haven’t made a mistake? Why isn’t there anything written about this?

If we need to bring the world to correction, then why isn’t it possible to go towards it in a logical, deliberate way, where we examine our steps, one by one, according to the clear instructions that are uncovered before me? But instead of describing all the steps from below upward, how to execute them, and how to examine them, it is just the opposite. I am told how the upper worlds descended from above to below.

I want to know how the first man broke, where the broken pieces of my soul are located, how I can see them, collect them, connect them, glue them together, and check if I did it correctly. We have no instructions for this. We don’t know where the material is that we need to work with, meaning, where to find it and what we should do with it.

Why was it done this way? The issue is that we would like to advance in spirituality exactly like in corporeality, with the same tools. I want to examine everything, to understand everything, to read the instructions in the book and execute them. This is possible if I operate on my level and work with both feelings and intellect, with my desires and attributes.

However, if I need to rise to the next level, a completely different approach is needed. To begin with, I need to recognize the evil of my present state and the future good of the next level, meaning its properties and everything that happens in it. This is despite not understanding its good. On the contrary, I discover it is opposite from everything that I have now, against all my attributes and values.

In this way we need to prepare ourselves: to consciously scorn, the present level as compared to the greatness of the next level and to choose its properties instead of ours. We need to reach the recognition of the evil of our desire to receive to the maximum, and to appreciate the attribute of bestowal as much as possible, even though it doesn’t seem that important to me via my present Kelim (desires), in my current perception. I can appreciate it only through the Kelim of the society.

Thus, I need to yearn for the Reforming Light that arrives from the third level. I work towards my next upper level, which for me is called the Creator, and want to receive more Light from the upper level, the level above me. Since there, when Malchut (Kingdom) raises MAN (Mayin Nukvin, female waters) to Zeir Anpin (small face), then it raises it even higher, to Aba ve Ima (AVI, Father and Mother), the source of Light. And we also should work this way.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/19/12, “The Last Generation”

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