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Leadership In The Future Society

laitman_259.02Property owners will be under public supervision, or under self-trusteeship, or through bookkeeping. (Baal HaSulam, “The Last Generation”)

The society of the future will constantly move forward. However, a person is still born an egoist. His parents do not pass anything onto him from the high spiritual level that they have achieved. And he, born as an animal, has to gradually enter into a totally new area, a new environment. He has to go through all of these transformations.

However, people will move very quickly into this new system of interconnection. Today, even a small child is much better at handling a mobile phone or a computer than his parents.

Question: On one hand, it is better for me to give up as much property as possible and free myself from all these types of concerns. On the other hand, I want to serve society. So maybe I should do the opposite and acquire different factories?

Answer: So, do what the society tells you to do. You should not just listen to the demands of society but strive to be as useful as possible to society. And in what way? That, you decide together with the leaders.

Leadership is not cancelled. There is an ideological leadership called Sanhedrin as well as corporeal planning, guidance, and leadership. But, most importantly, the society operates with new principles.

Question: I cannot even think that I could disobey the Sanhedrin’s decision, is that right?

Answer: You are not interested in disagreeing because each move that is suggested to you by society and which you perform for the sake of the society’s good, ends up benefiting you as well.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/31/17

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The Socialistic Ideal And The Ripening Of Society

laitman_265Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: The socialistic ideal requires ripening in one’s heart for at least three whole generations, and peace and general agreement. Therefore, many more attempts and cycles will the world endure before it comes to fruition, but there is no easier way to ripen the idea than through religion.

Humanity will still reach the materialization of the socialistic ideal, this is the program that exists within nature. But it will either reach it quickly and easily or through a long and difficult route.

Baal HaSulam writes: “The socialistic ideal requires ripening in one’s heart for at least three whole generations…” He is speaking of the complete realization of this idea within a society, not just its acceptance, but a general agreement with it.

Question: Why does it take specifically three generations for something to change?

Answer: I think, first, there has to be complete detachment from a previous state, then the transition, and finally the acceptance of a new state. In order to go from one state to another there always need to be three intermediary states.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 7/31/17

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Enter The Highest Management System

laitman_537Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: To that we must add the matter of the immortality of the soul, the reward in the next world, glory of the individual, the glory of the nation.

First, the problem of a person’s relationship with the family, society, and people is very strong. If you do not pay attention to it, then you will be forced into it. We see how individualistic and nationalist movements suddenly begin in the so-called united Europe.

Second, with the help of Kabbalah, man reveals an eternal and perfect system that governs everything. He enters this system as if he enters a pilot’s cockpit where he starts to control and see where and why he is flying. And this flight is eternal.

On the other hand, a person cannot get out of this plane. That is why it is so important that he can fly it and understand where to go.

Question: What is the connection between the soul’s immortality, reward in the future world, and “glory of the individual, the glory of the nation”?

Answer: All this attracts a person.

That is, I put myself at the head of my development and the world depends on me. At the same time, I look like a savior and a leader inside my nation and mankind.

“I lead people to a brighter future.” This is how a person who practices Kabbalah feels because each of us performs that individual function that no one else can perform.

This state is connected to the immortality of people, the immortality of the soul, and the immortality of our existence. There is no death; there is only death of the animal body, which we need in order to reach the next level. We are given a certain timeframe to reach this level and to continue to exist in it.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/10/17

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Society Of The Future: From Internal To External Changes

laitman_600.02Question: You talk about the need for the internal transformation of a person. Do we also need practical changes in society?

After all, we can continue spiritual work in the groups while living in a capitalistic society where everyone has his own property and there is a trade. Why do we need to move to a new framework?

Answer: You do not need to move on purpose, but you yourself will want to move.

A person is arranged in such a way, and we see this throughout history that everything we change within us is somehow also reflected outside of us. We build the world around us according to our inner states.

We move from internal changes to external ones. Thus, everything happens automatically, we do not need to do anything here. Therefore, Baal HaSulam warns not to introduce any forceful methods.

Only one single relatively forceful method is allowed: when we force society to study. We force children to study exactly the same way.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/31/17

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Society Of The Future: Becoming Partners With The Creator

laitman_244Question: What will life based on the principle “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” look like practically? Will such practices as trade and finance remain, or will they become a thing of the past?

Answer: It all depends on what level of society we are talking about because it will not be built today or tomorrow. This is a very long, gradual process that depends on people.

Therefore, there cannot be any time limits. Much depends on the suffering of society from which it must begin this path. In Russia, suffering, hunger, devastation, and so forth, was imposed artificially. In addition, this was preceded by the First World War.

But in principle, the awareness of people is required here. And the realization of the possibility of suffering should not be accompanied by suffering itself. This comes first.

Second, it is necessary to gradually implement a new education in the world. It is mandatory that a person really understands and implements this method in small groups and attracts the upper Light.

What was the problem of the Russian communists? They had to go against religion. They were not able to create the right contact, a bond between themselves and religion. That is, if there is the upper force, the upper governance, then it is not us who control ourselves, but someone else. This was their problem.

And Kabbalah gives a very simple answer to this. Of course, the upper governance is in charge of everything, but we must change ourselves in accordance with it, not walking under the “god” like his belittled slaves, but becoming partners with the Creator.
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From the TV program “The Last Generation” 7/31/17

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The Power Of Spiritual Society

 Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: One who wishes to leave the society in favor of another must not be detained in any way, even if it is harmful to society.

We must realize that in the future society, toward which we are gradually advancing, the most important thing is the correct participation of a person in it.

He may be a great specialist in something but if he does not accept the framework of society and does not want to be equal with everyone, then he cannot remain in society just as a specialist. After all, first of all, we accept a person not because he is a specialist but because he is a friend.

Question: I would like to understand, what harm he can do to society?

Answer: He can impose his thoughts on others. There is nothing worse than that. Clever people with sharp minds and sharp feelings but with uncorrected egoism can seriously harm society.

Attainment of the Creator comes through connection among people, when everyone becomes equal, each one annulling himself and adjusting to the others. That is, the “biggest” one is the one who makes himself the smallest. These are two completely opposite qualities.

Therefore, people with a huge egoistic desire who constantly strive, even unconsciously, to come forward do not belong in such a society. They are presented with the condition: if they are unable to change themselves and be like everyone else, they will have to leave the society.

A person can be unremarkable, with average abilities, but he is a friend and not someone who, all the time, jumps out and tries to shine with his egoistic qualities. Individualists are not needed.

Only a cohesive mass of people can produce a spiritual result. There is no other way! The power of a spiritual society is in its center, in the union of everybody, and in the common aspiration.

Question: Can a person with a big ego annul himself before society? How did you do this?

Answer: I was a great egoist, disagreeing with the group in many ways. I am surprised how they tolerated me. However, at the end, through very difficult circumstances, I managed to understand that I must bend myself.

Comment: But you had a teacher Rabash. You were annulling yourself before him.

Answer: This made it even harder. When you have a teacher next to you, who supports you, then you need to annul yourself much more. It is very difficult.

However, there is nowhere to escape to. If a person is persistent and accepts everything that society indicates to him, then he gets help from above in the end.

Question: So, does this mean that it is somehow possible to work with the character and the qualities that are given to you by nature?

Answer: Only if the Creator will do it. If the Creator does not build the Temple, meaning the soul, then all the attempts of a person are in vain.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/19/17

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Avant-Garde And Rear-Garde

laitman_749.01Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: We see the concept of freedom as extremely high. No one will taste it, except for the chosen by the miraculous power. And they too can do this only through appropriate training. However, most people are not at all able to taste it.

Most people can also taste freedom, but not directly as the chosen ones, because the masses cannot be the avant-garde. In nature everything is created as a pyramid; that is, a small group makes a breakthrough and the rest follow them. Therefore, the masses can get what this small group will pass to them.

Question: Baal HaSulam writes that from this point the last generation will begin. Does it mean that it is at this point where there will be a sense of the middle line and everyone else will get a sense of freedom automatically?

Answer: Yes. But everyone will help, participate, and support the avant-garde as much as they can.

Question: Will the masses, who do not yet feel their enslavement to egoism and who are content with material life, still have a desire to feel free?

Answer: In different times and at different levels of human development, freedom and enslavement have always been felt in different ways.

The ultimate search for freedom means that a person is ready to disregard all egoistic and material fulfillments in order to achieve a higher goal, even one that will only give independence from the material world. This can already be considered as freedom.

Question: Can this be achieved only in the right society, which operates on the principle of the last generation?

Answer: It should be a group that supports the society and a society that supports the group. There is a mutual guarantee in this group, and all the rules of spiritual communication are realized between its members.

Remark: Baal HaSulam writes that, on the one hand, most people are not able to feel freedom. On the other hand, they do not want to be enslaved. It turns out to be an uncertain state: neither here nor there.

Answer: The masses can deny their state, but they do not feel an aspiration toward something higher. It is not a stimulus, an incentive for them. That is why people need a leader—a more spiritually developed group that would push them forward.

We see how this manifests itself in humanity. There are entire continents that are lagging behind in their development, and they must be led.

For example, Africa; although it was freed from the so-called slavery 70 – 80 years ago, have the inhabitants of this continent done something themselves? They are very good workers and some people break into science and culture, but the whole continent needs a group of forward-thinking leaders. Otherwise, there is always a leader among them who eats them for a snack in the literal sense of the word.

The same thing happens in other countries. We see that there are such nations that need a leading group.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/19/17

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Society Of The Future: Glory Of Bestowal

laitman_939.02Question: It is written that the last generation will have many methodical books of wisdom and morals that prove the glory and sublimity of excellence in bestowing upon others, to a point where the entire nation, from small to great, engage in them wholeheartedly.”(Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation). What is this proof?

Answer: Only those who acquire qualities of bestowal and love have the proof.

An inversion of perception of reality takes place in a person who receives the upper qualities. He begins to feel everyone closer than himself, more important than himself, and above himself. Their knowledge, feelings, thoughts, approach, principles, and decisions become more important to him than his own behavioral bases.

Through others, he begins seeing the world outside of himself and eventually realizes that there is a common, single, and kind force in the world that keeps everyone on itself and pervades the entire universe. It fills the world with kindness, love, interrelation, and the feeling of eternity and perfection.

This is what is revealed to a person who acquires qualities of feeling his neighbor.

He gradually expands his circle that starts from the ten consisting of people who are close to him in spirit, methodology, and purpose. Then to this ten he attracts external tens who are studying within the framework of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah, then he moves to the people of Israel because these people were in the state of mutual love 2,000 years ago before destruction of the Temple, that is, before the disruption of good relationships between people.

And only after this he moves to the rest of the nations of the world, as it is written: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/26/17

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Who Can Engage In Spiritual Work?

Laitman_032.02Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: Not everyone must delve in spirituality, but only a chosen few according to the changing needs. There will be a so-called Supreme Court and all who wish to participate in the spiritual life, must first be permitted to do so by this court.

Permission to engage in spiritual work must be issued by a court comprised of people who see that a person is worthy of it. For example, today, the doors of our organization are open to everyone who wishes to come. But in the future, it should be more limited.

It is impossible to call all people to engage in spiritual development because this is not according to the framework of the development of society. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that there are such people who are not fit for this. They have an undeveloped soul  or more precisely, they have different kind of soul. They do not need Kabbalah. We see that today, only a few thousand people out of seven billion are attracted to it

This is the way it should be. Therefore, it is necessary to strictly limit the reception of people who are trying to engage in this wisdom. Although there are no restrictions in principle, among them, there are those who simply do not need it. They are just deceiving themselves.

Moreover, not only students, but teachers as well—everyone up to the very last, highest instance—will need to receive permission to be in their spiritual role.

Question: If I, as a resident of the last generation, have some ideas as to how to raise the society to a higher level, do I need to turn to the highest court in order for it to consider my proposal?

Answer: Obviously, yes. However, in principle, you do not need a higher court for this. After all, you exist in a certain framework; you study somewhere. Contact people at that place. You do not need to go immediately to the Supreme Court. The local court will be enough, as it is in our time.

However, a person must go through the inspecting body because the court directs, supports, obliges him, and gives a basis to anyone who wants to progress spiritually by engaging in the wisdom of Kabbalah. Otherwise, there is no other way to reach the revelation of the Creator. The goal of spiritual life is the attainment of the Creator by a person in this world.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/12/17

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Raise The Ideal Above The Material Level

laitman_214.01Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: Ethics cannot rely solely on education and pubic opinion, because public opinion necessitates only what is in the public’s favor. Hence, if one comes and proves that morality is harmful to the public and vulgarity is more beneficial, they will immediately discard morality and choose vulgarity, as Hitler testifies.

This is a very simple and practical attitude. We must raise the ideal above the material level. Humanity must work not for itself and its society because we will not find truth inside society and inside ourselves. It can only be found in rising above ourselves, that is, in unity with the upper force of nature.

If we strive for the ideal in the plane of our world, then Hitler will come and everyone will follow him because in our world there is no ideal that stands above us.

Question: Is this so even if we wash society with education and ethical ideas?

Answer: There is nothing that will help. We need the upper Light for this, and its influence we can attract only through the correct connection according to the Kabbalistic method.

Question: Doesn’t Baal HaSulam completely deny education on the level of this world. He believes that it will still lead to Nazism one way or another.

Answer: Yes. We see that today everything once again turns to this. Especially in our time when egoism, while constantly working, leads us back to Nazism.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/26/17

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