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Each One Has His Place In The System

Laitman_055Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: The majority in every society is always the backward. The diligent are no more than thirty percent of society.

This is determined by the type of society. For example, in the developed European society, the diligent people may be 20%, but in Asian or African society, the percentage would be lower.

This does not depend on the mental development, but the nature of people. You come to Latin America and see how important carnivals and soccer are. That’s all? Of course not, and I don’t want to be a reductionist, but this is a bold Latin American characteristic.

If you go, for example, to Germany, France, or Holland, then you are surprised by how well they have they have established production and with what zeal they perform everything.

However, all these are temporary differences, we just have not found the right complement to each other yet. Eventually, humanity will come to an understanding of how it can complement each other harmoniously and there will not be a person with a bad character, with a bad psychological inner mood. If you take into account everyone’s uniqueness that has a special place in the system, you will get an absolutely harmonious system.
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From Kab TV’s “The Last Generation” 8/7/17

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Diligent And Prosperous

 Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: First, according to the development of the communist regimes, I find that the terms, “bourgeois” and “proletariat,” are no longer sufficient to explain that economic history, and we need more general terms. It is truer to divide society into a class of diligent and a class of backward.

In the bourgeois regimes, the diligent are the capitalists and the middle class. The backward are the workers who labor for them. In the communist regimes, the diligent are the managers, the supervisors, and the intellectuals, and the backward are the workers who labor for them.

Remark: Baal HaSulam places both capitalist and communist regimes in parallel, accentuating that in both of them there are diligent and backward people.

My Comment: This is given by nature. If I am diligent, smart, and fast, then under capitalism I find an appropriate place for myself and move forward. I bought two apples, washed and sold them, then I can buy four apples, etc. 

For example, during the great repatriation [in Israel], many intelligent, educated people who came from Russia had to sweep the streets in the beginning. But after a while they disappeared from sight. I asked my friend who worked in the municipality, “Where are these people?” He answered, “They are already working somewhere else.”

It means that unlike immigrants of the past years, these people quickly found their place here, and their children even more so. They were educated at local universities and began working in various institutions. This is being diligent and prosperous.
This is given by nature and nothing can be done here. However, among them there were those who quietly remained working in their places because they had no pressure from within.

That is, the egoistic level determines absolutely everything. A person either remains on the level of “food, sex, and family” or goes further to wealth, honor, control, and knowledge. This is the ladder that he climbs according to his natural desire.

In this respect, there is no difference between capitalism and communism. For a person who realizes himself in any society, even under a communist regime where everything is open for everyone, everything depends on his spiritual desire.

Remark: These seems to be simple truths, but none of the ideologists thought of it for some reason.

My Comment: The fact is that they are not based on natural egoism, they do not see it as a given. “How is it possible?! Everyone is free! Everybody is equal by nature. Freedom, equality, brotherhood!” They initially proceed from the fact that all people are equal. They do not understand that this is not so. How is it possible for two people to be the same? The one who talks about this does not understand anything about nature.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah each person is not only not equal to another, but he is unique! The right society differs from the wrong one by the fact that it seeks to provide to each person such a place, such an environment, such an opportunity, for his own realization that he is happy.

However, this is provided to him in accordance to his abilities and capabilities. He cannot say “I want to be a head of government!” Therefore, it is necessary to determine how to realize each one properly with the maximum benefit for him and for society.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 8/7/17

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Different Roots Of Unity

laitman_293Remark: If you look at economic statistics, then society is completely at a dead end, and the answer to this is likely to be fascism. We see what is happening in the world, and we understand that in fact everything is going in a very bad direction.

My Comment: Fascism is also connection between people, but it is egoistic, not altruistic. Kabbalists call it reverse reflection. Naturally, the development in our world will lead to it.

Question: During the last twenty years the situation in the world has not improved; it is worsening on all economic parameters. What is missing for changes to take place?

Answer: We do not convey enough information to all sectors of society, not just about the state of society, but what we should come to, and why it should be so from the perspective of nature, or the Creator, which is the same.

The word “Creator” is intended for religious people, and “nature” is for the non-religious people. But, technically, people should understand that it is the same, and everyone should come to this.

As for fascists, they, among other things, also hoped to find an upper sphere as well, they looked for their higher roots in the Himalayas. They felt that unity was at the heart of the right society. But what kind of unity? They indulged their natural egoism.

Remark: They thought that if they pulled this force, they could conquer the whole world.

My Comment: Yes. But for what? They were looking for the roots: Where is the upper force that can be reached by putting the whole world at their feet. That is, egoism is a very broad ideology, which has its roots.

Question: Is unity a core of law inside of which we all are?

Answer: Of course. Only in this case, it is absolutely the opposite of Kabbalah, but this is how it reveals itself. Therefore, fascism is ahead.

Remark: But we hope that we can somehow prevent it.

My Comment: For this we need to do what Kabbalah teaches us.

Remark: We talked about this five to seven years ago, and today we can already clearly see how this starts to close in on humanity. But the society is exactly where it was before.

My Comment: Because we are given the time and opportunity to try to advance not in a fascist way, but in a Kabbalistic way.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/31/17

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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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Gradual Entrance Into The New Society

laitman_565.01Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: It is important to make such a correction that no person will demand his needs from society. Instead, there will be selected people who will examine the needs of every person and provide for every single person. Public opinion will denounce one who claims something for oneself, such as today’s thief and scoundrel.

Thus, everyone’s thoughts will be devoted to bestowal upon one’s fellow person, as is the nature of any edi cation that calculates it, even before one feels one’s own needs.

We must have faith in the leadership, in that it knows all, understands everything, is smarter than we are, and is leading us correctly to the real goal. Society needs to be consciously aware of this and accept it willingly.

When an individual is consciously aware of the evil within his own nature and the need to accept the benevolent nature of the upper instead, then he will be able to exchange all forms of physical actions for spiritual attainment.

Question: Can just one ten within society be ready for this, while the rest of the society is not?

Answer: That is the gradual entrance. Baal HaSulam writes that the society will gradually, ten by ten, enter the new state.
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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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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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The Economy Of The Last Generation

 Question: What is the economy of the last generation from Baal HaSulam’s point of view?

Answer: Let’s say, you need to provide absolutely all people with all necessities. You put together a list of about 20 to 30 of the most essential things a person needs starting with clothing, furniture, food, and ending with textbooks for children and all the rest. Take this list and see what you need.

This type of planned economy comes from necessity: “What, essentially, does a person need?” If a person is only concerned with thinking about inner spiritual connection with others and attains ever higher levels of spiritual states in this connection, then he requires all necessities for existence.

He needs to be provided with all the necessities because we are not living in the clouds, we are real people. A person needs to receive his calories, his clothing, his electricity, light, water, gas.

How are all these needs going to be fulfilled? For this to happen, there needs to be a planned economy. And in his work, a person must constantly think about being of maximum benefit to others.

Question: Is there a connection between the economy of the future and spiritual development?

Answer: Absolutely! The incentive changes.
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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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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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