The “Stimulus Plans” Are Tantamount To Treating An Alcoholic With Unlimited Free Booze

kabbalah-and-the-earthly-sciencesIn the news (from Financial Sense):Geithner’s ‘dirty little secret‘” There are only at most perhaps five US banks which are the source of the toxic poison that is causing such dislocation in the world financial system. Continuing to pour taxpayer money into these five banks without changing their operating system, is tantamount to treating an alcoholic with unlimited free booze. This is what must be put into bankruptcy receivership, or nationalization.

My Comment: My proposed solution is to study the global governing system and begin changing the entire world economy, little by little, to this platform. Otherwise every single bank will collapse, and we right along with them!

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True Education Is Teaching Children To Value Truth Over Sweetness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How do you raise a child through reward and punishment?

Answer: We don’t have any other means. That’s how the Creator treats us. We must learn from Him and treat children as He treats us. That’s the only thing we can do – learn how to rear children from the Creator’s attitude toward us.

We should study the way He controls us, the way He plays with us, pretending to mislead us, though in reality He misleads our ego. We will then begin to understand that He misleads our ego wisely, in order to show us how to become like Him.

He constantly increases our reward and its quality. He doesn’t just give us sweets, but changes the ways of encouraging us so we’ll advance and shift from the value system of “sweet vs. bitter” to the value system of “true vs. false.” In fact, Adam HaRishon fell when he confused the “true-false” and the “sweet-bitter” evaluations.

Therefore, when we rear children, we too must help them to gradually understand that they shouldn’t be making efforts just to receive sweets, but to constantly raise the value of “the truth.” This is the most important thing, in spite of the bitterness they will feel as they replace the “sweet” with the “truth.” This is what true education is!

In order to do this, we have to give them examples, invent games, and provide the support of the society. All of this must be a part of the education system. There is nothing more important than this. In fact, the only problem in the entire world is the problem of education. If we manage to educate just one generation that will understand the Upper Governance and will react towards this governance correctly, then we won’t need to do anything else, because the purpose of our life is to establish a connection with the Upper Force.

Everything comes from this force, and hence the only relationship one must establish is one’s relationship with the Upper Force. One must clearly reveal it so he will actually see it, be in dialogue with it, interact with it, and have a clear connection with it. This is the only thing every person needs and this is why we need the wisdom of Kabbalah – the Creator’s revelation to his creation.

We must reveal Him now, while living in this world, as otherwise we won’t know how to live, how to rear our children and how to raise the next generation. These are all things that are necessary for us, and this is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is being revealed now: because we desperately need it.
(From the lesson on Baal HaSulam’s article, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose,” on 02.17.2009)

We’re Rising On An Escalator Through The Steps Of The Worlds

escalatorToday the world is beginning to rise from below upward. The first sign of this ascent is the revelation of the connection between us – the globalization and integration which are now becoming apparent in our world. With every passing day, this connection will become more evident, more clearly revealed, since this process happens whether we want it or not.

It is as though we are on a rising escalator, going up through the levels of the worlds. At every new level, a new picture becomes apparent to us. The escalator is currently moving at a speed called “in its time” (Beito). And even though it seems to us that the changes in the world are occurring extremely fast, the fact is, this is only the beginning.

Until now, the world did not ascend; it merely changed within the framework of our egoism, which increased from one generation to the next. Now, however, we are seeing that our egoism is becoming more interconnected – we are already seeing a system of egoistic connections between all the people in the world. However, we’re not yet fully aware of this connection. And in fact, we will find that we are incapable of being connected – this is the truth about us. This is how the spiritual world becomes revealed to human beings.

We have to understand that the spiritual world, which is now being revealed, connects all of us. With each passing day, it is becoming more pronounced and menacing, since we do not match it. Our incongruence with the spiritual world will only continue to increase, until the pressure of great suffering will force us to agree to bring ourselves into congruence with it.

Kabbalists tried to tell us about these processes so we would see the “steps” by which we are ascending now, like on an escalator, into the next dimension: the Upper World. We have no other choice – we are already on the escalator.

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Another Step Toward Global Awareness

freeIn the News (translated from More and more politicians and economists are recognizing that the global crisis needs a global solution. Mr. Gavriil K. Popov, the former mayor of Moscow, has said that we must begin moving toward global peace and prosperity by establishing a World Government.

This governing body would be formed by a global vote and would consist of all nations. It would assume control over all the world’s nuclear weapons, space technologies and natural resources.

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Dishonest Business Is A Little Bit Like Roast Lamb – You Can’t Eat It All, But You Can’t Give It To Someone Else Either

A Little Secret to Financial Success, and More...A question I received: The world today has become global; we’re all bound within a “small village.” Suppose one person wants to buy something and another wants to sell it. How should this transaction proceed in the global world? Typically, people haggle: the seller wants to sell for the highest price, and the buyer wants to buy for the lowest price, and in the end they reach a middle ground.

My Comment: Actually, that’s not true. When I walk into a store and see something I want, I don’t want to buy it – I want to take it, just like a child who comes and takes whatever he wants. This is our nature.

What did the owners of those financial pyramid schemes do? I invest my money in a bank and the bank gives it back to me with interest. That’s the agreement. But the banks broke the agreement by trying to take all of my money. Essentially, this is what happened to everyone.

We have reached a state where our will to receive – our egoism, has complete control over us. And it doesn’t allow us to do honest business. Everyone is willing to steal, kill, or do whatever it takes to “succeed.” The cause of this senseless behavior is our egoistic nature. Egoism is controlling us like a puppet master.

It is precisely this egoism that has forced us to build our financial systems and pyramid schemes. And people still keep investing their money in other banks, knowing that they may also collapse. But the bankers don’t care about that – each of them wants to earn another 50 billion dollars in addition to the dollars he already has that he can’t possibly spend anyway.

Imagine there’s a chunk of lamb roasting on a rack. I’m devouring it with my eyes, wanting to consume the whole thing! But what happens? After eating half a pound, or a pound maximum, I can’t possibly eat any more. I look at the remains and think: “I can’t throw this out!” But I can’t force myself to give it to someone else either! So, even though a person invests those 50 billion dollars in some enterprise, and he already realizes that this investment will be worthless, he still continues trying to build up his capital more and more. He just can’t stop himself.

This is what our ever-growing egoism has done to us! An ancient parable says that the angel of death brings a sword to a man dying of egoism, and the sword has a drop of poison at the tip. But this drop of poison gives that man momentary pleasure, which he can’t live without. So the man opens his mouth and swallows this drop – and dies. This is how we die from the moment we’re born. Yet precisely this egoism, which is now being revealed, will enable us to reveal its dominion over us and the need to escape this dominion. This will be our “exodus from Egypt.”

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We Will Evolve To Acquire Power Over All Of Nature

birthWe are always advancing from unconscious development toward conscious development. This happens in our individual lives, where we are born as immature infants and grow up to become intelligent adults. And all of humanity goes through the same kind of development, maturing from generation to generation.

We must develop to a state where we will incorporate all of Nature within us. This means we will rule over it using our mind and sensations, we will understand it, see its entire program and all of its connections, and everything that happens in all of its parts.

This is why the global world is being revealed to us – because man must come to govern all of Nature. This is what Nature wants from us, and it’s leading us toward this through the process of our evolution. The purpose is for man to gain the ability to consciously control and be above all the other levels of Nature – still, vegetative, and animate.

Power is not a negative force. To rule over Nature means to understand it, to feel it and to know its laws. This is what ruling with the mind is, rather than using those who are weaker than you. This is what is meant by the phrase: man must absorb all of Nature.

Just like Nature incorporates everything inanimate, all the vegetation, and all the animals, so every person must do the same for the entire universe and everything in it. Using our perception, we will control all the forces operating in the universe. Or, stated differently, they will all become accessible to us, for us to understand, attain and perceive them.

This is the level man must evolve to. This is the meaning of the verse: “And all will know Me, from the greatest to the smallest,” and “Adam knew Hava.” This means that man will acquire the Upper Light, energy, wisdom, and mercy. This is our purpose!

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