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The Upper Law Of Nature

Unity, The Way To A Good FutureThe religious form of all the nations should first obligate its members to bestowal upon each other to the extent that (the life of one’s friend will come before one’s own life), as in “Love thy friend as thyself.” (Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation)

All the nations should come to the fulfillment of this upper law that will unite all parts of nature, including inanimate, vegetative, and animate, into one single system.

“Love thy friend as thyself” means love your friend more than yourself because achieving the correct connection with others leads us to elevation above our material life. Every person must do this.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

Returning To Love

laitman_293.1Question: Will perfect children be born when humanity gets rid of egoism and becomes perfect?

Answer: Yes, absolutely perfect. The world will become a living world, everyone will do good unto each other, and there will be no evil.

Question: Will the words from Isaiah’s prophecy: “And a wolf shall live with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie with a kid; and a calf and a lion cub and a fatling [shall lie] together, and a small child shall lead them” come true?

Answer: If egoism is fully corrected, how can one harm another?

Question: What will the wolf eat? What will satiate it?

Answer: Bestowing unto others, it will not need any other food.

When the world gradually reaches the end of correction, the details will begin to disappear from our feeling. The levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, and man will transcend to a non-material level; because the ego will not be able to exist the way it does anymore, there will be no matter.

Matter is merely an emotional illusion that we are given so that we will do our job and return to the altruistic attitude, to the attribute of love and bestowal.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17

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“Until There Is No Hunger Or Thirst In The Entire World”

laitman_240One should work for the well-being of people as much as one can and even more than one’s ability, if needed, until there is no hunger or thirst in the entire world. (Baal HaSulam, The Writings Of The Last Generation).

We do not understand the mindset of a person who is advancing to this state. He sees in the whole world the acts of the Creator, which he must correct and thus achieve adhesion with Him.

Therefore, at the first stage, love for the neighbor becomes a tool for achieving this great stage of eternity, infinity, and perfection for him. And he strives for it. And when he begins to deal with this, he sees that in fact it is not a tool, but a field of activity in which he merges with the Creator.

It is written: “One should work for the well-being of people as much as one can and even more than one’s ability, if needed…” This means that I can ask and pray to new forces and new opportunities for the benefit of others, not for my own sake.

I do not care about myself at all, because being in bestowal, I am sure that I will always have necessities. I just do not think about it, and I am only busy giving to society.

Question: What does the phrase “until the hunger and thirst disappear in the world” mean?

Answer: This means that until basic egoistic needs disappear, people desire to fill themselves. Being engaged only in bestowal, they will stop thinking about it, and the world will move to a different state. And spiritual hunger and thirst will not disappear anywhere. On the contrary, they will increase, infinitely.

Question: Won’t a person even think about his basic necessities?

Answer: These necessities will disappear. We will move to a state in which there is no food, nor this world, nor our ordinary physiology because selfish needs will disappear; they will be overridden by love and mutual participation between us. This world will disappear from our sensations. Baal HaSulam writes about this in many articles.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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Correction In The Society Of The Future

laitman_568_01Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: Their courts are busy primarily with awarding accolades marking the level of each person’s distinction in bestowal upon others.

Baal HaSulam, The Writings of The Last Generation, “The Positive,” Item 12: Public opinion, which condemns egoism, will condemn the guilty party for exploiting the righteousness of one’s friend.

In the society of the last generation, a person will be cultivated collectively, without prisons or other punishments. We see even today that they are not effective and only exacerbate the problem.

That is why everything will be given into the hands of the correct and corrected society, which will grind within itself each yet uncorrected element, with a goal-oriented approach, educating a person and guiding him to the correct awareness. This type of atmosphere will leave him no alternative other than to behave correctly.

Comment: Baal HaSulam writes that one who disagrees with a decision of the courts will be judged by the opinions of society, and no more.

Answer: And no more is necessary! This is the worst possible thing that can happen. Just imagine that all the newspapers, media, and neighbors are judging you. You come home and your ten-year-old son says to you: “Friends at school say that my father is bad.” Can you imagine what it means when everyone treats you like a leper? It is worse than any other punishment.

Question: Let’s say, in the society of the last generation this kind of leper appears who does not want to comply with the law of bestowal, love… ?

Answer: Initially, society will shun him. Then, with time, he will gradually correct his behavior as a result of the pressure from this same society. By the way, after such a correction, he can rise even higher than the rest. The one who falls so low, rises equally high.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 6/5/17

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The Main Goal Of The Last Generation

 Comment: The short notes written by Baal HaSulam about the last generation raise a lot of questions: What is the last generation, how can it be achieved, what steps should we take on the way to it, and so on?

Answer: It is true. After all, we have already reached this state, and today we see its formation. Therefore, it is very interesting for us to understand Baal HaSulam as deeply as possible, although it is quite difficult to open his short notes and create general, fundamental, and serious impressions about the generation we are entering.

This is not Generation X, Z, or Y but something different that cannot be defined by different Pokemon or things like that. It is absolutely different in terms of a person’s mind, his way of thinking, and his vision of the world. A person will see everything from within himself with different eyes.

Baal HaSulam looks forward not linearly, like historians or philosophers, but through the upper spheres, claiming that the revelation of the Creator will become the main goal of the new society. This is exactly what people will be doing because machines will do the rest of the work. This already is starting to manifest today.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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laitman_629_3The Goal of Corrected Society Is the Personal Goal of Everyone

Question: How can a person realize his personal inclinations in the integral society of the future if society will demand some other contribution from him? Suppose a person wants to become a great musician and is engaged only with music and society sends him to a different job?

Answer: The problem is that people don’t yet understand what integral education is. After all, they haven’t received it and they don’t feel what it means to live in the country as if in one family. They can’t even imagine what it is.

As a result of integral education, a person will treat society and his family as two parts of one whole. Like today he gives and receives in his family, he will also give and receive in society. If society is built correctly, it will give a person confidence, security, and everything that is necessary.

Society will break no one—each one will be able to realize his inclinations. We are talking only about the fact that a person must invest in society in order to receive from it everything necessary for satisfying his needs at all times and in all conditions.

Question: How is it possible that each person will do what he wants and annul himself before society at the same time?

Answer: Everything depends on education. A person can’t just do anything he wants because after integral education, he will find out his place in the integral system and precisely there he will feel himself best of all.

We all are in one system. If I find out exactly my place, then I will want to be precisely in it according to my nature! Integral education brings a person to an understanding of his purpose according to his nature, and it can’t be that he’ll want anything else. After all, precisely this task will be an optimal one for him.

Question: Each person wants to realize himself, this is a very strong inner motivation. How can he abandon it for the sake of society?

Answer: Through integral education a person will begin to see an integral system and feel his real place in it. Then he will strive to implement exactly what he is destined for. After all, this is exactly what he can do best for society and for himself.

Imagine an integral system. If I am created this way in order to be a cogwheel in one place I can’t strive toward another place where a square element is required. I will feel that I have to be exactly where a cogwheel is required and that this is the best thing I can do for myself and for society. The goal of society and my personal goal becomes the same.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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Laitman_632_4Altruistic Egoists of the Future

Question: It turns out that a person who is an egoist by nature has to understand that to give to society is better than to receive from it. How is this possible?

Answer: Integral education is required for this, which explains to a person how he needs to be in balance with society by giving to it in proportion to his abilities and receiving from it according to the necessity.

This is opposite to his nature, according to which he wants to receive as much as possible and give as little as possible. This is why the education that makes this correction is required. Due to the integral education, he connects with others and feels them close to him, like friends or his family on which he depends. According to this, he can correct himself and give to society more than he receives.

After all, everything depends on society and at the end everything comes back to a person, that is to himself. Let’s say, I earned $10,000 and I am required to receive only $2,000 from society and leave $8,000 for society.

I know that the corrected society will spend this $8,000 for good: it will build subways, houses, hospitals, and schools for children. I understand this and therefore gladly give the money to the society. If I and society become one body, then it doesn’t seem to me that I tear something from myself by giving to the society. Everything depends on education.

It is customary to take children on excursions to different organizations and explain how they work, study economics with them so that they would know why taxes exist, how the government functions, and how decisions are made.

This is how we need to show to a person that all government systems work for his benefit so that he will be convinced that he and society are inseparable from each other. Then he will see that all the property of society belongs to him.

Integral education lets a person understand that he and society are one integral system. There are things that he consumes through society and there are other ones that he receives personally.

Question: Does integral education change the nature of a person?

Answer: One’s nature doesn’t change; a person remains an egoist, but an altruistic egoist. It is explained to him how the country is built, which acts only for the sake of the people’s good in which everyone is connected.

The $8,000 that he gave away will also be used for his benefit through all sorts of systems. It is now that all the charitable donations are stolen along the way and remain in someone’s pockets, but then everything up to the last cent will be used properly.

It will be possible to check through the computer how much money was paid to each citizen in the country for the general benefit: part was used for an army, part for education, part for culture, part for hospitals, and for everything else that people need.

Of course, we are talking about the corrected country, and not about today’s. Integral education should create people who understand that everything exists for their benefit. There are such benefits that a person consumes personally: everything that relates to food and family. And there are benefits that are received through society.

Question: Is it enough for a person to understand that we all are one body or does he need to feel this?

Answer: We need to feel that we all are like one family. Due to education, we should become like one family. This is not against egoism. During war, everyone feels as one family because the common disaster brings people together. A person understands that he depends on the environment and therefore is interested in making this environment richer and stronger in order to have more hospitals, schools, and many useful services that are available to everyone.

In essence, this is the direction toward a correct socialistic society where the country and society assume many responsibilities that usually fall on an individual. He no longer has to worry about anything. Why should each one have to think about where to educate and raise children, about sport schools and classes—everything should be free of charge.

There will be no need to buy tickets to the theater and to pay for your child’s classes. Each child will receive everything he requires, irrespective of his father’s salary. Everything will be free of charge both at home and in the community; after all, we are one family. And inside the family each one is interested in organizing interesting classes, good education, medical care, and leisure for his children.

If we all want to do this and will work together, then it will be a heavenly life. No one will be stealing because everything remains in families. If the entire country is one family, then everything belongs to the family. Imagine how much we will save, because today no less than 60-70% is stolen.

Therefore, integral education is necessary. After all, when the middle class disappears completely and only a few thousand rich people remain and the remaining billions are beggars, it will lead to an explosion.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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Who Lifts An Anchor?

Laitman_032_01Question: Our generation is like a ship that is ready to sail, but it is anchored. How can we lift this anchor so that the ship will sail?

Answer: Only the upper Light can do it! We have to understand that the decision is only in the influence of the upper Light on us. Only efforts are required from our side in order to make the light influence us correctly.

Question: The goal of the last generation is to come to adhesion with the Creator. On what principles will the society of the last generation be based?

Answer: There is only one principle, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Everything else is an aspiration to the fulfilment of this principle.
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laitman_941Life’s direction is to attain adhesion with Him, strictly to benefit the Creator (Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Writings of the Last Generation”).

Question: Can we, the ones who started this movement be called “the last generation?”

Answer: To act for the benefit of the connections between us means to act for the benefit of the Creator.

The last generation is just beginning its correction and it wants to change its nature. We started the movement, but practically, we are at the entrance to this state.

Question: Don’t you see our generation that lives on Earth in the frame of time? Do you see this in a more general perspective?

Answer: I don’t take into account either the Earth or humanity, but only those people who at least somehow aspire to change their nature. Nothing more than that.

The last generation starts from the small group of people who understand the goal correctly and want to change themselves.

As for our group, we already can almost be called the last generation. We must undergo some more pretty serious tests under the influence of various external and internal stresses in order to get rid of the remnants of egoism (I call them remnants, but they are very big) and firmly decide what exactly this metamorphosis is that we have to undergo.

Question: What is the difference between the group that has one foot in the last generation and the group that will already be at the final stage of the last generation?

Answer: The nature of the people at the last stage of the last generation will be completely different from our nature. They will no longer be people, but “angels” who are guided and act only according to the desire to bestow, to delight, to be connected with others for the benefit of others, and through them to the Creator. This is a completely different state!

Therefore, we are at the very beginning and must decide whether we will change ourselves to become the last generation.
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A World Without Money

laitman_547_05Question: Social engineer and futurist Jacque Fresco is implementing the Venus Project aimed at establishing a peaceful global civilization based on an economy focused on shared ownership of resources. Is life without money possible from a Kabbalistic perspective?

Answer: Life on earth can be based on absolute communism in the positive sense of the word. Baal HaSulam describes such a society in “The Last Generation.” When it will be established is up to us.
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