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World War Is No Solution For The Global Crisis

laitman_220Opinion (Konstantin V. Sivkov, Doctor of Military Sciences, VP of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, military expert):  “The global economic crisis is one of the results of the geopolitical changes that are happening in the 21st century. Destruction of the bipolar model of the world and changes in status of many nations are leading to major conflicts between nations and coalitions.

“The present world order is no longer appropriate for the new reality. This contradiction stands at the heart of the continuing and growing crisis, which is being realized most clearly in the economic arena. So there is a perception that the present crisis is a global economic crisis.

“The reason for the failure of the actions for getting out of the crisis is that the global economic crisis is only an expression of the crisis of civilization that encompasses all aspects of modern human life.

“The contradictions that have caused the global crisis of civilization:

  1. Between the growth of production and the available resources.
  2. Between the rich developed nations and the poor developing nations.
  3. Between the national and international elites.
  4. Between the scope of the world financial bubble and the scope of the real economy.
  5. Between the lack of morality of the free market and the spiritual foundations of civilizations.

“The gaps and contradictions that have caused the crisis in civilization encompass all areas of human activity; so the changes in society that are designed to solve it must extend over the entire world order – meaning that it is necessary to build a qualitatively new world order.

“This happened as a result of the first and second World Wars. The developing crisis could lead to a new global war on the spiritual foundation of the new world order, its basis being:

  • Individualism, egoism, oppression, survival at the expense of others,
  • Communal activity, the dominance of shared interests over private interests, the principle of coexistence through mutual support.

“This is the qualitative difference between a third World War and the two previous wars which were basically about a new economic division of the world.”

My Comment: Precisely because the third World War would be ideological, it can happen on the ideological front, not the military front because it is not necessary to conquer anything physically. The world has become borderless, and ideologically we can already fight now—through the dissemination of the method of unifying humanity into a single system.
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An Opposite Order That Seems Like Disorder

laitman_243_05Baal HaSulam, Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 25: Thus, as long as not all five Kelim KHB TM have grown in a Partzuf, the Lights are not in their designated places. Moreover, they are in inverse relation: in the absence of the Kli of Malchut, the Light of Yechida is absent, and when the two Kelim, TM, are missing, Yechida and Haya are absent there, etc. This is so because in the Kelim, the Higher ones emerge first, and in the Lights, the last ones are the first to enter.

The opposite order between Lights and vessels is very confusing. According to this order, the more we advance, the greater the darkness we enter. It is because we need thicker vessels in order to discover greater and stronger Lights. Therefore, I need greater support from the group and need to attend the lessons regularly, which means to sustain myself by greater powers than before.

Usually, the more I advance, the more I understand and feel, and the more I discover, but at the same time, I find myself in greater darkness since that’s the way it always is: greater Lights require thicker vessels.

You will also find that each new Light that reenters dresses only in the Kli of Keter. This is so because the receiver must receive in its purest Kli, the Kli of Keter.

For this reason, upon reception of each new Light, the Lights that are already dressed in the Partzuf must descend one degree from their place. For example, when the Light of Ruach enters, the Light of Nefesh must descend from the Kli of Keter to the Kli of Hochma…

We must make an additional effort in the vessel by the darkness that we discover and its correction. Thus, the vessel of Hochma is added to the vessel of Keter, and then the Light of Nefesh that was in the vessel of Keter descends to the vessel of Hochma and the Light of Ruach enters the vessel of Keter. The difference between the Light of Nefesh and the Light of Ruach is very large. It is a new world, a new attainment, a new feeling that never has been felt before.

The perception of reality is upgraded each time. Reality seems new and different. The upper force is revealed more in some new form, and the world, the general vessel, seems new. Every slight shock in the spiritual world summons a change in the whole integral system, and it is, therefore, very meaningful whether one is in Nefesh of Keter or in Ruach of Keter.
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From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/23/14, Writing of Baal HaSulam

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A Society Without Competition

Laitman_025_02According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, instead of conflicts, revolutions, and wars, the time has come to devise another system of good social relationships, which will solve all of these terrible situations in the world. The key means is the correct cohesion of society, making it possible, along with our egoistic negativity, to activate the positive force of unity that is latent in nature.

For this it is necessary to create a comprehensive educational system and by training people to take the format workshops around a roundtable. In these workshops people will begin to change, not through coercion, but on their own. After all, they will see that it is possible to establish a society that is not based on the negativity of egoistic competition in which the strongest wins, but on unity.

Just as in a cohesive family, the strong don’t oppress the weak. On the contrary, love dwells among them, and the small receive more concern and attention than those who are already able to satisfy their needs to some degree by themselves. So we also activate two forces in a family, but there our love is caused by nature itself. On the other hand, what must we do in situations where the relationships between us are based upon selfish egoistic calculations and not on love? How do we transform a competitive individualistic society into a loving family?

Certainly it is not through pressure, but specifically with the help of study and a unique education, in which people will feel real benefit from new relationships and will notice the success inherent in them. Besides this, it is desirable to remember that nature manages our development, and we can never just do what comes to us. When we are subject to the natural impulses of narcissism, we ourselves “leap into a flaming fire.”

No, the development of humanity is subject to strict laws that we have not chosen. We never had freedom of choice about this. From the beginning of the universe until today, the inner “engine” has pushed evolution forward without depending on our wishes. So it is worthwhile for us to learn about the natural processes and understand how to integrate into their current in the right way.
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From KabTV’s “The Solution” 5/6/15

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laitman_546_02Question: The results of the present reforms look disappointing. But why don’t people lose optimism? They always hope that the next reform will change their lives for the better.

Answer: The problem is that people don’t want to change. The main reason and the key to the solution is concealed in the following dilemma:

  • Either change the world,
  • Or change yourself, adapt yourself.

So far we have followed only one system of mutual egoistic relationships. It elevated those who were more successful or powerful, those who made more profits, and on the contrary, it lowered the oppressed. But this could not be if we considered at least the small Jewish people living in Israel as a single family. Nature itself presents other requirements to us. And this means that we need to think about change, about how to adapt the egoistic system of the Israeli society to the new reality.

Everything depends on education: it is necessary to teach people and systematically lead them towards unity specifically through social reforms. Everyone already agrees with this because we have “hit a wall,” and nothing other than changes in society will help us.

Question: Does this mean that we require radical innovations?

Answer: Not at all. It is only necessary to add a tendency towards a social orientation to our lives, to give the highest importance to social relationships, which requires systematic work.

Question: How do people come to this understanding? Even the disappointment of failed reforms doesn’t evoke thinking about the need for social changes. The power games go on as if nothing happened.

Answer: People don’t see the system in which they are living. Instead of global solutions, a person prefers a “tangible” increase in his monthly income. But there hasn’t been a real addition and there won’t be. Even if the Americans were to become philanthropic and allocate another ten billion dollars per year to Israel, nothing good would come of it.

However, a person habitually leaves uncompleted projects and moves on to the next. Day after day, we wake up every morning with new hopes; generations pass, and the struggle for money and power continues.

This routine will end when we truly begin to fight with each other. This has already happened in our history; the fraternal strife is worse than today’s conflict with our neighbors in the area.

In this era, people aren’t able to realize the new ideas themselves, as something new; we must give it to them because it is not inherent in human nature. In part, they realize that good “familial” relationships in society can improve their lives. But they lack the real approach to achieve this.

So we must create new educational systems, open courses, and create educational frameworks that explain to a person what true unity is.

For millions of years evolution was driven by only one, negative egoistic force; Successful is because of stronger muscles or through intellect and emotion. However, now it is necessary to stand against this and draw the other force on which true unity is based. This force is concealed in nature itself but it is truly concealed, hiding from us. It is concealed, and so the wisdom of Kabbalah, which explains how to work with it, is also called a “secret science.”

It speaks about the positive force of unity, about the “plus” that balances the “minus.” And we can pull out this positive force with the help of a special unity through a technology, which is described in the wisdom of Kabbalah. The time has come to do this and begin to arrange for good connections between us. It is not necessary to eliminate the negative ego; it is only necessary to balance it. And so, through the balance of the two forces, we live between them so that we use the two “poles” correctly.

And so, if until now all of our theoretical programs and views, everything that we have done in politics and in the economy, has been based on only one force, now we need to activate the second force. And this will make it possible for us to understand how by integrating them correctly we can design a new society. No wars or revolutions; on the contrary, it will be a smooth transition from the state of “one line,” “standing on one leg,” to normal advancement “on two legs.” All of this is described in the wisdom of Kabbalah. And so it is being revealed in our day. The situation has been created today because we really need it.
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From KabTV’s “The Solution” 5/6/15

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The Marketing Orientation

laitman_626Opinion (Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst): “The collective orientation of society beginning from the 16th century gradually passed to a marketing orientation where a person feels that he is a commodity.

“Success depends on how a person sells his personality, he isn’t concerned about life and happiness him but only how suitable he is for sale. The goal of the marketing orientation is to maintain the demand for himself. People don’t have a self because it is changing all the time according to the principle, “I am as you need me to be.” They are not interested in such questions as, “What is a person living for?” Their ego is changing all the time and suppresses this feeling. The members of society become faceless machines, their feeling of identity is based upon active affiliation with organizations.

“People with a marketing orientation don’t know how to love or to hate because emotions are a disruption to sales and trade, to advancement on the bureaucratic ladder. They don’t experience deep affection towards themselves or others, so the danger of nuclear or ecological disaster doesn’t concern them. They love to buy and consume, but don’t value what they acquire. Lack of communication makes them indifferent towards objects. Importance is only in the value and comfort provided by the objects and not the objects themselves. They use friends and lovers without deep communication.

“The goal is to function properly, causing a rational response to the surrounding world. The dominance of rational thought is associated with the degeneration of emotional life. Feelings are considered to be a disturbance to optimal functioning and remain undeveloped. So people with a marketing orientation are terribly naïve regarding the emotional side of life. This is the reason that so many con men are so successful in the spiritual areas of life and politicians who express strong emotions attract people. We have stopped being the masters of technology, we have become its slaves, and technology turns towards us with the face of the goddess of destruction. We yearn to sacrifice ourselves and our children to her.”

My Comment: The next stage of our development is awareness of the shortcomings of the present stage and overcoming them, a state that will be the opposite of the previous state, a search for the true self and a true realization of unity with others, meaning outside of the self, with others, like seeds in the ground. In this manner we need to recognize that the full realization of one’s true self is possible only in unity with others, “within” others, and not individually, “outside of others.”
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.02.15

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Torah and Prayer,” Item 180

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings” 

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